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Posted on: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 13:01

Local talent Dylan Ossachuk will play this evening (Aug. 15) from 6-8 p.m. at the Rainy Lake Square. Free concert. Bring a chair.

The Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society's annual fall fair will run Aug. 15-17 at the Emo fairgrounds. See this week's Times for a schedule of events.

The annual “Moose n' Fiddle Music Festival” will run Aug. 16-17 in Nestor Falls. Festival passes available online at moosenfiddle.ca

Stock car racing action goes Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Emo Speedway, with hot laps at 6 p.m. and the first heat at 6:30 each day. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors, with those nine and under being free.

The 4-H market steer auction sale will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 4 p.m. at the Emo fairgrounds.

A youth drama camp hosted by Fort Frances Little Theatre (FFLT) will take place on Aug. 19-23 at McMillan Hall at Knox United Church. Ages eight and up; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily with a final show on the Friday. Cost is $225 per participant. Bring your own lunch bag. Deadline to register is tomorrow (Aug. 16). Call Cathy Richards at 271-0389 or message FFLT on Facebook.

My Son The Hurricane will perform on Monday, Aug. 19 at the Rainy Lake Square from 6-8 p.m. Free concert courtesy of Tour de Fort. Bring a chair.

The next “Pop Up Play” session will take place on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m.-noon at Faith Non-Profit Housing on Osborne Street. All ages are welcome. Come out and play!

“Avengers: Endgame” will be screened on Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Rainy Lake Square starting at 8:30 p.m. Free movie. Bring your own chair and snacks.

The 17th-annual “Ride for Memories,” presented by the local Alzheimer Society, will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, with start locations in Fort Frances, Dryden, Kenora and Sioux Lookout. A steak dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. at the Legion in Kenora. Registration is $25 (dinner ticket included). For more info, call toll-free 1-800-682-0245, e-mail info@alzheimerkrr.com, or visit www.alzheimer.ca/krr

Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy registration will take place at Fort Frances GM on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Check out their Facebook page.

The Fort Frances Curling Club will hold a brief membership meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. upstairs at the curling club. Amendments to bylaws will be discussed, followed by a vote.

Rewind will perform on Thursday, Aug. 29 at the Rainy Lake Square from 6-8 p.m. Free concert. Bring a chair.

The Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association is looking for junior and senior officials for the upcoming season. For more info, contact Matt McLellan at 271-4411. Deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 13.

The Rainy River District retired nurses will hold their annual retirement dinner Monday, Sept. 16 at the Fort Frances Legion. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:30. Cost is $25 per ticket. Tickets can be bought at Northwoods, Pharmasave, Emo Drugs, the Emo hospital, Cloverleaf Grocery, or by calling Carol (487-2512), Jean (274-2286), or Sally (274-5625). Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 9.

“Echoes in the Ice: Finding Franklin's Ship,” the newest exhibit at the Fort Frances Museum, will run through Sept. 22. Admission fees apply: Adults $8, family $24, seniors/children six-12 $6.

Tea and scones are back every “Market Thursday” from July 4-Aug. 29. Come to the Fort Frances Museum from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (back elevator entrance will be open), with admission being $5. (Cost doesn't include admission to exhibit.)

Lakers' season passes are on sale now. Twenty-seven season home games for just $240. Season ticket holders can reserve a specific seat. To purchase a season pass, call John at 274-1447 or 276-4207.

The Border Skating Club is taking registrations for the upcoming season. Online registration is available at www.borderskatingclub.com/registration.

Genealogy research services are available at the Fort Frances Public Library. Call 807-274-9879 or email ffpltc@gmail.com to make an appointment with local experts.

The Rainy Lake Market is open every Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Rainy Lake Square. Come see your favourite vendors. If you would like a table or tent please arrive between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Questions about markets? Please call 274 9621.