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Posted on: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 13:01

“Spring Fever Days” runs today through Saturday in Emo. Check out the special supplement with yesterday's Times for a full schedule of events.

Piano adjudicator Jane Duerksen will be conducting a workshop, entitled “Tips for a polished performance,” tomorrow (April 20) at 11 a.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Admission is free and the workshop is open to everyone!

The La Vallee Fire & Emergency Service will hold its second-annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday, April 21 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Devlin Hall. Advance tickets available for $10 each from any La Vallee firefighter, as well as at the municipal office. Tickets will be sold at the door for $12.

Knox United Church is hosting a performance by the Winnipeg Male Chorus on Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. The repertoire includes movie themes, songs of the sea and land, ballads, rock and roll, songs of faith, and classical numbers. Former Fort Frances resident Jack Cameron is a member of the 40-voice choir celebrating its 60th anniversary. Admission is a free-will offering in support of the Knox Renewal Fund.

The Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association will hold its annual Awards Night on Sunday, April 22 at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. The IP and Novice are at 5:30 p.m., followed by Atom, PeeWee, Bantam, and Midget at 6:30 p.m. No admission charge and players' supper provided.

Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, April 23 at the Civic Centre. It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at 5:30 p.m.

The Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ice For Kids conference room. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting on Thursday, April 26 at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at Rainycrest.

The annual Business & Community Expo, organized by the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Tbaytel, will run Friday, April 27 from 4-9 p.m. and again Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

The Rainy River Cattlemen's Association will hold its spring cattle sale on Saturday, April 28 at 8:30 a.m. at the Stratton sales barn. Protocol cattle will see at 1 p.m. For more info, contact James Gibson at 487-2731 or 271-2005 (cell), via e-mail at katjames24.kg@gmail.com, or at the sales barn (483-5354).

“Bail or Jail," presented by the Fort Frances Voyageurs Lions Club, will be held Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce's trade show. To have someone "arrested,” or to volunteer to go behind bars for a good cause, phone/text Bill Michl at 276-1334 or e-mail him at bmichl226@gmail.com

A session on the future of health care, hosted by the North West LHIN, will be held Thursday, May 3 from 5:30-8 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. For more info or to confirm your participation, contact Nuala McKee at 1-807-684-9425 ext. 2024 or via e-mail at nuala.mckee@lhins.on.ca

A Mother's Day luncheon and pie/dessert sale will be held Saturday, May 5 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at McMillan Hall (Knox United Church). Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children aged seven and up, and $2 for kids aged six and under.

“Hearing voices that are distressing,” a free three-hour interactive workshop, will be held Monday, May 7 from 9 a.m.-noon and again from 1-4 p.m. at the NCDS office at 304 Scott St. (participants only attend one session and this workshop is not recommended for people who hear voices). Pre-registration is required by calling the Fort Frances CMHA at 274-2347 ext. 207. For more info, contact Charlene Strain via e-mail at cstrain@cmhaff.ca

The Voice of the Martyrs Canada presents a one-man play, entitled “Solitary Refinement,” on Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo. Admission is free but contributions gladly accepted. For ages 13+. For more info, contact www.vomcanada.com/touring

A roast beef supper, hosted by the St. John's Anglican Church Auxiliary, is planned for Wednesday, May 9 from 5-7 p.m. at St. John's. Admission is $15 for adults and $7 for children aged five-10 (those under five are free). Everyone is welcome!

The Fort Frances Curling Club will hold its annual meeting and election of officers on Wednesday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at the club. All members are encouraged to attend.

The Rainy River District Stewardship Group once again is selling white spruce and red pine seedlings in bundles of 20 for $5 (supplies are limited). Pick-up will be at the Emo Agricultural Research Station or the Fort Frances Public Library on May 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more info or to make an order, contact Kim Jo Bliss at 275-9706.