Saturday, April 25, 2015

Around Town

  • The Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold a Ukrainian dinner—featuring ham, perogies, and cabbage rolls—today (April 24) at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) The cost is $15/person and all are welcome. Also play 50/50 Joker Poker.
  • “Office Hours,” a dinner theatre production by Fort Frances Little Theatre, continues today and tomorrow (April 23-25) at the Copper River Inn. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. (rush seating), with dinner at 6 and the play starting by 8 p.m. Tickets cost $45 each, which are available at the Copper River Inn.
  • The Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association will hold its spring cattle sale Saturday, April 25 at 9 a.m. at the Stratton sales barn.
  • A free skate with the Fort Frances Lakers, hosted by the Fort Frances Lions Club, will be held Sunday, April 26 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. The first 200 people will receive ice cream bars afterwards. Everyone welcome!
  • A Tai Chi workshop, led by Master Peng You Lian of Thunder Bay, is slated for Monday, April 27 from 2-4 p.m. at the local Legion. All levels of skill and experience are welcome, with the cost being $5/person. For more details, call Carole at 274-5736.
  • Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, April 27 at the Civic Centre. It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which starts at 5:30 p.m.
  • A full-day learning session for Tai Chi instructors, featuring Master Peng You, will run Tuesday, April 28 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rainycrest. Cost is $49/participant, with lunch and refreshments provided. To register, call Heather Hudson at 274-3261 ext. 2543.
  • An employment open house regarding New Gold’s Rainy River Project will be held Tuesday, April 28 from 3-6 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous.
  • The Fort Frances Lakers will face the Toronto Patriots in their opening game of the Dudley Hewitt Cup on Tuesday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Lakers then will face the Soo Thunderbirds on Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. and the Dryden Ice Dogs on Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. Tournament passes (eight games) cost $100 for adults and $60 for students, which are available at Lakewood Tire, Pharmasave, CC Complex, and Taggs, or by calling John Kotnik (274-2243), Jane Johnstone (274-5228), or Carey Gosselin (274-7330).
  • A potluck supper for seniors (aged 55+) is set for Wednesday, April 29 at 5 p.m. sharp at the Sister Kennedy Centre. Bring a food item to share with others—and bring a friend!
  • The North Western Ontario Tourism Association will hold its annual spring meeting (open to the public) on Thursday, April 30 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Emo Inn. Visit www.nwota.com for an agenda. Confirm your attendance via e-mail at info@nwota.com
  • The Rainy River Future Development Corp. is offering a free seminar on starting a business on Thursday, April 30 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Emo municipal office. Call 274-3276 for more info or to register.
  • Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the boardroom at Rainycrest Long-Term Care.
  • The annual “Gun & Hobby Show” will be held Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Admission is $5. Call 274-7624 for more info.
  • The annual Dancin’ with Darcie recital, this year entitled “All You Need is Love,” will run Saturday, May 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and again Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m. at the Backus Community Center in International Falls. Tickets cost $12, which are available at The Hideaway and City Drug in the Falls.
  • The annual “Veterans Night” will be held Saturday, May 2 at the local Legion. Cocktails are at 4 p.m., with dinner at 5 p.m. and entertainment to follow. Guest supper admission is $15. Call the Legion (274-0129) to RSVP. 
  • A roast beef supper, hosted by the St. John’s Anglican Church Auxiliary, will be held there Wednesday, May 6 from 5-7 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $7 for children aged five-10 (those under five are free). Everyone welcome.
  • The annual DU Canada banquet/auction will be held Friday, May 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. Tickets cost $50 each or $90/couple, which are available at the Fort Frances Times office.
  • “Fiddling in the key of . . . eh?”—presented by multiple Canadian fiddle champion Scott Woods—will be held Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at Knox United Church. Tickets, which cost $25 for adults and $10 for children, are available in advance at Fort Frances General Supply and Brockie’s Jewellers, or by calling 274-3891. Proceeds to support the Knox renewal project.
  • “Bail or Jail,” presented by the Fort Frances Voyageur Lions Club, will be held Saturday, May 23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre. If you’s like to participate, or for more info, call Bill Michl (276-1334), Dale Gill (275-8844), or Gaby Hanzuk (274-3764).
  • The annual Emo Walleye Classic will be held June 4-6 (note the new dates). For more info, call 276-4128 or visit www.emowalleye.com