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Posted on: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 13:01

Anishinaabemowin classes, with instructor Mike Jones, will be held Thursdays at 6 p.m. for 10 weeks starting today (Feb. 21) at the United Native Friendship Centre (downstairs). For more info, contact Susan Councillor at 274-8541 or via e-mail at scouncillor@unfc.org

The Muskie girls' hockey team will host the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) in Game 2 of their best-of-three NorWOSSA semi-final series today (Feb. 21) at 7:15 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $7 for adults and $2 for kids aged 13-18, with those 12 and under being free.

The Muskie senior girls' basketball team is hosting the best-of-three NWOSSAA championship against the St. Ignatius Falcons (Thunder Bay). Game 1 goes Friday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m., with Game 2 set for Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. Game 3 (if necessary) is set for Saturday at 2 p.m.

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary will hold its monthly supper—featuring roast beef and all the trimmings—on Friday, Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). Admission is $16/person and a 50/50 draw also will be held. Take-outs also available by calling 274-3772.

The entry deadline for the 2019 Rainy River District Festival for the Performing Arts is Friday, Feb. 22. Entry forms can be found on the “Forms, Fees and Resources” page of their website (ff-festival.com) and at the back of the syllabus. The updated syllabus also has been posted on the site.

A free knitting class for beginners will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 from 2-3 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church. Call 274-8700 to register.

The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Minnesota Iron Rangers in SIJHL action on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, $5 for kids 12 and under, and free for those under five.

The Rainy River District School Board is holding kindergarten registration during the week of Feb. 25-March 1. Contact the school for more information.

Kindergarten registration at St. Michael's School (French Immersion available) and Our Lady of the Way School begins on Monday, Feb. 25. You can register online at www.tncdsb.on.ca (see the ad on page A12 of yesterday's Times for more info).

The Rainy River Christian Farmers Association will hold its annual meeting and policy tour on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 7-9 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo. R.S.V.P. to either Arnold Kaemingh (486-3491), Wade Desserre (483-5412), Arnold Henzmann (482-9985), David Peters (852-1726), or Delton Martin (271-2998).

Town council will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 25 at the Civic Centre. The committee of the whole will meet first starting at 5:30 p.m.

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

The annual “World Day of Prayer" will be held Friday, March 1 at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at Couchiching. This year's theme is "Come—Everything is Ready,” which was prepared by the World Day of Prayer committee of Slovenia. All are welcome to attend. For more info, call 274-9679 or 275-6272.

The 37th-annual Nestor Falls Winter Carnival runs March 1-3. See the ad on page A9 of yesterday's Times for a complete schedule of events.

“SnOasis 7: Snowflake Heaven" is slated to be held Saturday, March 2 from noon-2 p.m. at the Rainy Lake Square. Come on by for children's games, hot chocolate, "auger" dogs, and more. This is a free family event sponsored by the "Friends of the Museum.”

A “Shrove Tuesday” pancake supper will be held Tuesday, March 5 from 5-7 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit, with admission being a donation to its outreach projects. Everyone welcome!

A fish derby will be held Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at AON Landing in Morson. The entry fee is $40 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under, with advance tickets costing $35 (sold until March 14). Canteen available. For more info, contact Wes at 271-4622 or via e-mail at wesbg@tbaytel.net

“Ag Day 2019,” hosted by the Rainy River Federation of Agriculture, will be held Saturday, April 6 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Chapple rec centre in Barwick. It will feature an agricultural trade show and speakers, with lunch also available. Stay tuned to the RRFA's Facebook page for more details.

The Lions Legacy Golf Tournament, presented by the Fort Frances Lions Club and the Fort Frances Voyageurs Lions Club, will be held on Saturday, June 22 starting at 10 a.m. at the Heron Landing (Couchiching). The cost is $100 each or $400/team, which includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, and supper. Entries limited to the first 36 paid teams, with the registration deadline being June 6. Proceeds to the homelessness program and the women's shelter program. To register, contact Bill Michl at 276-1334 or bmichl@gmail.com or David Beach at 276-0464 or davebeach321@gmail.com

“Fibre Content,” a travelling exhibit featuring award-winning artwork created from textiles, will be in the main floor gallery of the Fort Frances Museum beginning Feb. 1 and running through March.