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Posted on: Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 13:01

“Girls' Night Out” is taking place today (Nov. 14) in downtown Fort Frances. Participating Scott Street businesses are staying open extended hours (some until 8 p.m.) to offer tax-free deals, special draws, food samples, giveaways and more. See the ad on page A2 of yesterday's Times or on the Times' Facebook page.

Help “Shine the Light” on woman abuse by wearing purple on Friday, Nov. 15. Riverside Community Counselling is urging everyone in the community to wear purple tomorrow to show their support, and has been encouraging businesses and organizations to decorate in purple for the month of November. Purple symbolizes courage, survival and honour.

Fine Line Art Gallery will hold its Christmas Open House Extravaganza on Friday, Nov. 15 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at their new location (326 Scott St.). Silent auction. If you're a local artist and would like to showcase your talent, stop by the gallery or call 274-2242.

The C.W.L. of St. Mary's Parish will hold its annual Christmas tea and bazaar on Sunday, Nov. 17 from 2-4 p.m. at St. Mary's Parish (209 Victoria Ave.). Admission $5 for adults; $2 for children under seven. Bake tables with homemade pies, stained glass, sewing, jewellery, wreaths and trees, silent auction, a kids' zone with face painting, 50/50 draw, and more. Everyone welcome.

Fort Frances girls' hockey “Radio Bingo" will hold a "Monster Bingo”—featuring $5,000 in total prizes—on Monday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. on B•93 The Border. Buy 9-Ups for $20, which are available at various locations around town and in the district.

The Northwest Catholic District School Board will hold its next monthly meeting—via videoconference—on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. in the board office adjacent to St. Francis School.

The Muskie girls' hockey team will host the Dryden Eagles on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at the '52 Canadians Arena. Season tickets apply. Admission $7 for adults, $2 for students, and children under 12 get in free.

The Muskie boys' hockey team will host the Dryden Eagles on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7:15 p.m. at Ice for Kids Arena. Season tickets apply. Admission $8 for adults, $2 for students, and children under 12 get in free.

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce will hold its general meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. Guest speaker will be Coun. Douglas Judson. Agenda includes president's message, treasurer's report, and committee reports. All members urged to attend to learn about Chamber activities this past year and look ahead to 2020. Please RSVP the Chamber office at 274-5773.

St. Mary's Youth Group will be having a meat pie fundraiser. Five-inch, eight-inch and nine-inch deep dish pies, all made using the old Cousineau family recipe, can be ordered. See various youth leaders to order or call Ken Desjardins (276-4079) or Marie Brady (275-7350). You must place an order by Nov. 20.

A Christmas luncheon and bake sale will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Knox United Church. Homemade soup, sandwiches, dainties, bake table, cookie walk and more. Adults $8, children five-12 $3, and children four and under free. Come and bring your friends!

Join Elsa and Anna for a special “Frozen Tea” on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 2-4 p.m. at St. John's Anglican Church. Adults $8, children $4. Sandwiches, beverages, and dainties.

A tea, bake sale and bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 2-4 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church (1105 Scott St.). Cookie walk, sweet breads, rye breads, flat breads, and more. Admission $4.

Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 will hold its next general meeting and election of officers on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall. All members encouraged to attend.

“Tour de Fort” presents The Slocan Ramblers on Friday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre (doors open at 7 p.m.) A limited number of tickets may be available at the theatre box office on the night of the show.

The Santa Claus parade will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7. Start time is 5 p.m. with lineup to begin at 3:30 p.m. and float judging to take place at 4:15 p.m. The parade route will be the same as in recent years, beginning at Reid Avenue (the library parking lot) and then heading west on Scott Street, ending at Mowat Avenue. Questions or interested in registering a group for the parade? Go to www.ffsanta.com, email ffsanta2019@gmail.com or check out the Facebook page “Fort Frances Christmas Parade 2019.”

A TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group meets Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Church of the Holy Spirit (824 Victoria Ave.). TOPS can help you reach your weight-loss goals. First meeting is free. For more info, contact 807-577-5924.

The 908 Rainy Lake Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron is looking for new members. They meet Monday nights now through June 11, 2020 in the arena auditorium. Ages 12-18 welcome. Registration is ongoing through the year. For more info, contact the squadron at 274-1365, 908aircadets@gmail.com or facebook.com/908AirCadets.

The Fort Frances Kiwanis Club will hold bingo at the Fort Frances Senior Centre (Sister Kennedy Centre) every Friday at 1:30 p.m. through the end of November. Everyone aged 55+ welcome!

Lions TV Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday on Shaw Cable Channel 10. Bingo cards sold at the Fort Frances Times.

Genealogy research services are available at the Fort Frances Public Library. Call 807-274-9879 or email ffpltc@gmail.com to make an appointment with local experts.