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Posted on: Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 13:01

Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting today (Nov. 22) at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at Rainycrest Long-Term Care.

The Church of the Holy Spirit will host a “Coffee House” on Friday, Nov. 23, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Enjoy live music, beverages, and dessert, with a penny table and baked goods for sale.

The Muskie girls' hockey team will host the Sioux Lookout Warriors on Friday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Emo Arena, then the Dryden Eagles on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 4:15 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $7 for adults and $2 for youths aged 13-18 (those 12 and under are free).

The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Thunder Bay North Stars in SIJHL action on Friday, Nov. 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 Alberton Rec Committee presents its fifth-annual “Holiday Bazaar” on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Alberton municipal office.

The UNFC is holding a handmade craft sale on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Circle of Life building (616 Mowat Ave.) Questions? Call Deb Emes or Lori Devoe at 274-8541.

A tea, bazaar, and bake sale will be held Saturday, Nov. 24 from 2-4 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church (1105 Scott St.) Admission is $4.

A “Raise the Roof” fundraiser dinner will be held Saturday, Nov. 24 in the St. Mary's Church hall, with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. (cash bar). Tickets cost $25 each, with a children's menu available for $10.

The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Red Lake Miners in SIJHL action on Saturday, Nov. 24 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.

Town council will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 26 at the Civic Centre. It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at 5:30 p.m.

Revival meetings are being held at the Mine Centre Mennonite Church from Nov. 26-Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. each day. The guest speaker will be Wilbur Steiner of Leetonia, Ohio. All are welcome to attend.

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Copper River Inn, which is open to all members in good standing. Mayor-elect June Caul will be the guest speaker. Those interested in attending are asked to R.S.V.P. by contacting the Chamber office at 274-5773.

Registration for drama classes for youths aged seven-18, led by instructor Lauren Hyatt, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 6-7 p.m. at the Fort Frances Museum (night to be decided by the group). The cost is $40 for 16 weeks. For more info call 274-7891.

“Holiday Shuffle,” performed by Rhythmic Circus and presented by the Backus Community Centre, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Backus Auditorium in International Falls (doors open at 6:30). Tickets cost $12 for adults and $5 for children, with those under five being free. Tickets are available at Betty's in Fort Frances, Backus and City Drug in the Falls, J&D Foods in Littlefork, and at the door.

The Muskie girls' hockey team will host the International Falls Broncos in exhibition action on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7:15 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $7 for adults and $2 for youths aged 13-18 (those 12 and under are free). Be sure to wear yellow and show your Muskie pride!

“Squires & Young Dragons: Dungeons and Dragons for Beginners” will be held Nov. 28 and Dec. 5 from 5:30-8 p.m. in the children's department at the Fort Frances Public Library. No experience required.

The SIJHL all-star game—featuring Team Canada vs. Team U.S.A.—will be held Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. the Ice For Kids Arena. A skills competition will be held first starting at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 for kids 12 and under, which are available in advance at all Lakers' games or by calling Milt Strachan at 275-5255.

The Legion Ladies' Auxiliary will hold its monthly supper—featuring a turkey dinner and all the fixings—on Friday, Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). There also will be a 50/50 draw. Admission is $16/person, with take-outs available by calling 274-3772.

The “Spirit of Christmas,” a silent auction featuring a wide array of arts and crafts, handcrafted holiday decorations, and gift ideas, will be held Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Copper River Inn ballroom, with admission being $5. There also will be a door prize, penny table, and a gently-used table, as well as a cash bar and complimentary dainties, coffee, and hot chocolate. To donate items, contact Janet Lambert (274-2713) or Linda Hamilton (274-8782).

The annual Christmas parade, entitled “Christmas at the Movies,” will be held Sunday, Dec. 2 starting at 3 p.m., with the route following Scott Street from Reid Avenue to Mowat Avenue. The parade will be preceded by free photos with Santa and hot chocolate from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Rainy Lake Square. Those interested in registering a float or volunteering can e-mail Katie Trigg or Heather Gill at ffsanta2018@gmail.com

The ninth-annual “Stuff-a-Cruiser” campaign will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Safeway, The Place, and Walmart in Fort Frances, Cloverleaf Grocery in Emo, and Beaver Mill Market in Rainy River.