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Posted on: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 13:01

“Country Meet City,” this year's musical revue presented by Fort Frances High School, runs again today and tomorrow (Nov. 17-18) at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors, which are available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts and the door.

The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Thunder Bay North Stars in SIJHL action today (Nov. 17) at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students aged 13-17, and $5 for kids aged five-12 (those under five are admitted free). Fans also are asked to wear purple in support of the “Shine the Light” campaign against woman abuse.

“Rainy River Ag Days” will be held Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. at the Emo Legion. There will be guest speakers, presentations, a mini-trade show, and draws, with the door prize being a one-day fly-in fishing trip or a district flyover tour. Lunch costs $10. To R.S.V.P. your seat, call 487-2340, 275-9706, or 487-2387. You also can e-mail teeps@tbaytel.net or kimjobliss@gmail.com

Knox United Church will hold a Christmas bazaar and luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. There also will be a bake table and cookie walk. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for kids aged five-12 (those four and under are free).

St. John's Anglican Church will hold its Christmas tea on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 2-4 p.m. There also will be baking, meat pies, draws, and misc. items. Admission is $4/person, with kids under five free. Everyone welcome!

A tea, bake sale, and bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 18 from 2-4 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church (1105 Scott St.) There also will be a cookie walk and various breads available. Admission is $4 each.

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser, hosted by the Fort Frances Canadians Bantam 'AA' hockey team, will be held Saturday, Nov. 18 from 4-7 p.m. upstairs at the Memorial Sports Centre. The cost is $10/plate, with advance tickets available at The Place, Taggs, and the CC Complex. They also can be purchased during the team's home tournament.

CUPE Local #65 will hold its annual retirement dinner and dance on Saturday, Nov. 18 at the local Legion. Cocktails are from 5:30-6:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 and the dance to follow. The cost is $20 for members (reimbursed at the door) and $23 for guests. Past retirees can contact Tracy Smith (276-2042) or Bobbi Smith (276-1830) or your unit chair.

The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Dryden GM Ice Dogs in SIJHL action on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students aged 13-17, and $5 for kids aged five-12 (those under five are admitted free).

The Fine Line Art Gallery will hold its annual “Christmas Extravaganza” beginning with an open house and silent auction on Sunday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more info, call 274-2242 or drop by 529 Mowat Ave.

The C.W.L. of St. Mary's parish will hold its Christmas tea and bazaar on Sunday, Nov. 19 from 2-4 p.m. at St. Mary's Church. There will be crafts, silent auction, baked goods, draws, and a “kids' zone.” Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children.

“Radio Bingo,” presented by Fort Frances Girls' Hockey, is held Mondays at 7 p.m. on B•93 The Border. Buy 6-Ups for $10, with cards available at Windey's Food Market, CC Complex, Rainy Lake Sports, Maddy's Convenience, Einar's, From the Grind Up, The Place, Dev-Lynne's, and Cloverleaf.

The Northwest Catholic District School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting—via videoconference—on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. in the board office adjacent to St. Francis School.

The Muskie girls' hockey team will face the Kenora Broncos in NorWOSSA action on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 7:15 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $7 for adults and $2 for students 13-18, with those 12 and under being free.

The Muskie boys' hockey team will face the Kenora Broncos in NorWOSSA action on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the '52 Canadians Arena. Admission is $7 for adults and $2 for students, with those under 12 being free.

CUPE Local #65 will hold a general membership meeting and election of officers on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station).

Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting on Thursday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at Rainycrest Long-Term Care.

The Rainycrest Auxiliary will hold its fall bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. There will be a bake table, Christmas tree draw, and lucky lotto table, as well as gently-used items and gift ideas. Coffee/tea and dainties provided, with admission being a free-will offering. Everyone welcome!

“Les Filles D'esprit" will perform songs from their new holiday CD, "Frost,” on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. at the United Church in Emo (doors open at 3:15 p.m.) Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors, which are available at Meyers Clothing in Emo. CDs also will be available for purchase while Knox penny table basket tickets and Zatoun Olive Oil will be for sale.

“Kids and Company” presents Juno Award winner Al Simmons, a creative genius who brings hilarity to music and comedy, on Monday, Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre.

A “community consultation,” hosted by the Northwest Training and Adjustment Board and facilitated by Mike Greaves of Fifth Hammer Marketing Group, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre. Registration is at 5 p.m., with dinner served at 5:30. Admission is free but ticket sales will close Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. (those interested in attending can register at Eventbrite).

The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 will hold a general meeting and election of officers on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Legion. All members are encouraged to attend.

Canadian fiddle champion Scott Woods presents an old-time Christmas concert on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. at Know United Church. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $10 for children five-12 (those under five are free), which are available in advance at Fort Frances General Supply and Brockie's Jewellers, or by calling Bill Gushulak at 274-3891 or 275-9252.

The annual “Community Christmas Parade" will be held Saturday, Dec. 2 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Reid Avenue and proceeding west along Scott Street to Mowat Avenue. This year's theme is "Christmas Candyland.” Those wishing to enter a float, or volunteer to help out, are asked to e-mail ffsanta2017@gmail.com

The Fort Frances Choraliers' Christmas cantata, this year entitled “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” is set for Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Admission is a free-will offering and there also will be a bake sale. An encore performance is slated for Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in International Falls while Rainycrest residents will be given a free concert on Dec. 17 at 1:30 p.m.

The eighth-annual “Stuff-A-Cruiser” will be held Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Safeway, The Place, and Walmart here, Cloverleaf Grocery in Emo, and Beaver Mills Market in Rainy River. Those wishing to lend a helping hand are asked to sign up at celebratingdiversity.ca or call Jennifer Kivimaki at 274-9841.

The “Canada 150 Skating Day,” billed as a nation-wide skating party, will be held Sunday, Dec. 10 at the Memorial Sports Centre. This event is free to everyone, with more details to follow.

The annual “Polar Plunge,” organized by the Voyageur Lions Club of Fort Frances, once again will be held on New Year's Day on Sand Bay (behind La Place Rendez-Vous). For more info or to get pledge sheets, call Bill Michl at 276-1334.