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Posted on: Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 13:01

The “Woodland Art Show” open house will take place from noon-8 p.m. on Friday, May 3 at the Fine Line Art Gallery (529 Mowat Ave.). An open house in memory of Terril Pentney also will be held in conjunction with it.

A yard cleanup fundraiser is being conducted by UNFC Youth on Saturday, May 4 here in Fort Frances. Book your yard today so you can spend quality time with your family. To book a yard cleanup, contact Terry or Kaleb at 274-8541.

The annual “Gun & Hobby Show” will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at the Fort Frances Curling Club (300 Eighth St.). Admission is $5.

A spring tea and bake sale will be held from 1-3 p..m. on Saturday, May 4 at Church of the Holy Spirit (824 Victoria Ave.). Admission by donation to their mission and outreach projects. Come and bring friends!

The “Spring in Hawaii Gala” will be held on Saturday, May 4 at the Emo Arena. Social hour 5:30 p.m., Hawaiian meal at 6:30 p.m. Live entertainment, penny table, silent auction, cake roulette, games and prizes. Tickets cost $50 each (with a $25 charitable receipt). Tickets available from Emo Fair board directors.

The annual “Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides,” organized by the Fort Frances Voyageurs Lions Club, will go Sunday, May 5 starting at 1 p.m. at the Sorting Gap Marina. Registration gets underway at noon. Everyone welcome! For more info, call Gaby at 274-3764.

The Fort Frances Choraliers will perform their Easter cantata, this year entitled “Hope Alive in Me,” on Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m. at New Beginnings Fellowship here. The concert will be a fundraiser for a new sound system for the group. There will be a bake sale and free-will offerings will be accepted.

The Borderland Soccer League will hold a registration night on Tuesday, May 7 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Fort Frances High School, with the fee being $100 for the men's league and $80 for the women's league. All players are asked to complete the online registration form at bit.ly/BLSwomen2019 (women's league) or bit.ly/BLSmen2019 (men's league).

“Rock 'n Roll Literacy" with author Sigmund Brouwer is coming to the Fort Frances Public Library on Wednesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. Brouwer is sure to get kids pumped up about reading this summer with the new "Story Book Ninja Book Club.” Come on out to this fun, free event.

A “Community Conversation about Substance Abuse” will take place at La Place Rendez-Vous next Wednesday (May 8) from 6:30-8 p.m. It will feature a panel of experts from the OPP, Treaty #3 Police, Northwestern Health Unit, and Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services. To attend, please pre-register by calling 274-9879.

“Footloose The Musical” will take the stage at the Townshend Theatre May 8 through May 11. The Fort High production will run each evening from 7:30-10 p.m. Adults $10, students $8. Tickets available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts or at the door.

Weechi-it-te-win Family Services will hold a “Children's Wellness BBQ” on Friday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 601 Victoria Ave. The public is invited to have a free lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, beverages and cake. There will also be educational and prevention information on site.

Free tipping day (for yard and garden waste only) will be held Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the local landfill.

A Mother's Day market will be held on Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Kay-Nah-Chi-Wha-Nung (Manitou Mounds) Historical Centre.

“Rockin' For A Reason,” presented by La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary, will be held on Friday, May 24 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. during the Spring Market at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Donations can be made at their booth. All proceeds go to local health care.

A roast beef supper will be held on Wednesday, May 15 from 5-7 p.m. at St. John's Anglican Church. Roast beef, mashed potatoes, veggies, salads, homemade pies, coffee, and tea. Cost is $15 for adults; $7 for children ages five-10; free for children under five. Everyone welcome.

Rainy River First Nations will hold its 49th-annual fish fry on Friday, May 17 starting at 4 p.m. at the RRFN pow-wow grounds (located on Highway 71 just north of the Highway 11 junction). Volunteers are greatly appreciated!

“Friends of the Library” will hold their annual book sale on Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. Donations welcome. Please drop off books at the library the week prior to the sale.

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 bmichl226@gmail.com or David Beach at 276-0464 or davebeach321@gmail.com.

The “Market Garden” is now open every Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. until May 25 at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station). Assorted teas, jewellery, baby clothes, homemade crafts, and more. Call Connie at 274-3785 to get your table.

The Northwest Training & Adjustment Board will hold its annual general meeting on Monday, June 3 at 2:30 p.m. at Seven Generations Education Institute (the Circle Room at the Nanicost Complex). Please RSVP by May 27. Get free tickets at Eventbrite: ntabagm2019.eventbrite.ca. You can also call (807) 223-3813 or email: ntab@ntab.on.ca.

Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin (I am a kind man) healing circles, led by elder Buddy Loyie, are being held every Monday at the UNFC Circle of Life Centre (use the First Street entrance). Start time us 4:30 p.m. For more info, contact Sheila McMahon at 274-8541.