Museums to hold Queen’s Jubilee dinner

Dave Ogilvie

Chapple Heritage and the Rainy River District Women’s Institute invite you to the “Queen’s Jubilee Dinner” to be held Saturday, May 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Barwick Hall.
Tickets cost $15 for adults and $7 for children eight and under, which are available until May 5 from Annie Van Rozen at the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market in Fort Frances and the Emo Public Library.
They also are available from members of the Chapple Heritage committee (Rilla Race, Bill and Emily Clink, Heather Oltsher, Glen and Karen Jackson, June Wheatley, and Steve and Joan Both).
The evening also will feature a penny table, silent auction, and door prize.
Music will be provided by “Country Jam.”
Bring “Mum” out that evening for her Mother’s Day dinner. Be sure to brush up on your Elizabeth II trivia and ladies, if so inspired, wear your best Queen Elizabeth II hat.
For more information, contact Rilla (487-2655) or Emily (487-2221).
Proceeds from this event will go to the Chapple and Emo W.I. museums.
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The Rainy River Federation of Agriculture will hold its spring dinner on Friday, May 4 at the Emo Legion, with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30.
The guest speaker for the evening will be Drew Stajkowski from the Ministry of the Environment.
There also will be an update on Rainy River Future Development Corp. events and projects.
Tickets cost $17 each, which can be purchased from RRFA directors or by calling Linda Armstrong (852-3645), Lisa Teeple (487-2340), Kristine Carpenter (488-5510), or Angela Halvorsen (274-3276).
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Anyone interested in helping to construct “touch quilts” for the local Alzheimer Society is invited to come out to the Emo Legion this Saturday (April 28).
They will be working from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and any time you can donate is welcome.
Bring tools for cutting and your sewing machine if possible. Fabric is supplied but if you have extra in your stash, they gladly will help you clean out.
Metre-sized pieces of batting also would be appreciated.
Also don’t forget to bring along a bagged lunch.
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Lorenz Schwarz, an Alphorn player from Switzerland, will be at the Backus Auditorium in International Falls on Saturday, May 5 as part of his current tour of Canada and the United States.
The show gets underway at 7 p.m., with admission being a free-will offering.
Schwarz was an alcoholic and about to commit suicide when he got “saved.”
He wants to share the beautiful sounds of the Alphorn—and bring the message to everyone that “life is really worth living.”