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Posted on: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 13:01

Emo Feeds is holding its grand-opening celebration today through Saturday (June 21-23). See the ad on page A12 of Wednesday's Times for full details.

The Asham Stompers and Sagkeeng's Finest will grace the Townshend Theatre stage today (June 21) starting at 7 p.m. as part of the United Native Friendship Centre's 45th anniversary celebrations.

Tichbornes is hosting an open house in honour of Vivian Callaghan's retirement on Friday, June 22 from 1-4 p.m. at its office at 576 Scott St.

A come-and-go tea in honour of Rev. Barb Miller's retirement will be held Saturday, June 23 from 1-3 p.m. at Knox United Church. Best wishes only!

“Relay for Life" will be held Saturday, June 23 starting at 4 p.m. at the new Rainy Lake Square in downtown Fort Frances. Teams are urged to sing up today by contacting organizer Monica Sus at 274-7043 or by dropping by the "Welcome Home” Fort Frances Family Centre (272 Scott St.) on Monday to Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Stock car racing goes Saturday, June 23 at the Emo Speedway, with hot laps at 7 p.m. and the first heat at 7:30 (weather permitting). Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors (those nine and under are free).

Zion Lutheran Church is celebrating its 100th anniversary on Sunday, June 24, starting with a service at 10:30 a.m. and followed by a barbecued lunch. There also will be a video and picture display, kids' games, and a tree planting. All are welcome to attend.

The Kent Fraser Family presents an evening of Gospel bluegrass music and testimonies on Sunday, June 24 at 7 p.m. at the Evangelical Fellowship Church on McIrvine Road (the former Bingo Hall north of Canadian Tire). Refreshments will be served.

Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, June 25 at the Civic Centre. It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at 5:30 p.m.

Gillons' is holding a free customer appreciation barbecue on Tuesday, June 26 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the parking lot behind its office at 326 Church St.

A seniors' appreciation tea is planned for Tuesday, June 26 from 1-3 p.m. in the Shaw Community Hub at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre.

An information session for prospective candidates and third-party advertisers in the 2018 municipal and school board elections is scheduled for Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Centre. There is no charge to attend but you must pre-register by today (June 21) by contacting town clerk Lisa Slomke at 274-5323 ext. 1215 or via e-mail at lslomke@fortfrances.ca

Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting on Thursday, June 28 at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at La Verendrye Hospital.

The annual “Teddy Bear Picnic” will be held Friday, June 29 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. There also will be fun booths, a bouncy castle, barrel train, a craft and music tent, and, of course, a doctor booth with Dr. Elaine. Admission is $5, with hotdogs costing $2 each.

Dawnn Taylor's dog obedience classes begin Tuesday, July 3 and run for six weeks starting at 6 p.m. The fee is $60, with sessions to be conducted on the green space across from the Fort Frances Curling Club parking lot. To register, text or call Dawnn at 1-812-360-2258 (your dog must be vaccinated to attend).

Tea and scones are back every “Market Thursday” from June 28-Aug. 30. Come to the Fort Frances Museum from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (back elevator entrance will be open), with admission being $5.