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Posted on: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 13:01

The “Rainy Lake Series” of free concerts in the new Rainy Lake Square will conclude with The Old Salts performing today (Sept. 13) beginning at 6 p.m.

The Fort Frances Lions Club's TV Bingo (featuring a new game format) will resume today (Sept. 13) at 6:30 p.m. on Shaw Cable (channel 10). Game cards available at the usual outlets.

Bingo resumes at the Sister Kennedy Centre on Friday, Sept. 14 starting at 1:30 p.m.

Sally Klein O'Connor & Friends will perform a free concert on Friday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. For more info, contact Jurgen Schmutz at 276-7427 or e-mail Sally Klein O'Connor at improbablepeople@sbcglobal.net

The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Red Lake Miners in SIJHL pre-season action on Friday, Sept. 14 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 for those 12 and under (those under five are free). Season tickets and 400 Club tickets also will be available at the game.

The annual Hazardous & Special Waste Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Public Works yard at 900 Wright Ave. Questions? Visit http.//operations.fort-frances.com/current-events

Meet the candidates for the upcoming municipal election by dropping by the Rainy Lake Square on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10:30 a.m.-noon.

The Muskie football team is holding a fundraiser barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Safeway.

The annual Terry Fox Run will be held Sunday, Sept. 16 starting at the Sorting Gap Marina, with registration at 1 p.m. and the walk/run to follow at 2 p.m. Pledge forms can be picked up at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station) on Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or downloaded from terryfox.org. For more info, call the Volunteer Bureau at 274-9555.

The Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association currently is holding online registration at www.ffgwha.com, with the season going from the last week of September through March. A pre-season development camp, for registered FFGWHA players in the Novice through Midget divisions, will run Sept. 17-20 (the cost of the camp is included in the registration fee).

Scottish band The Cutting Edge, featuring a unique Celtic musical experience blending Scottish, Latin, and rock sounds, will play a free concert at the Rainy Lake Square on Monday, Sept. 17 beginning at 6 p.m.

Muskie football players will be going door-to-door on Sept. 17-18 and Sept. 25-26 to sell discount cards for $20 each. They also can be purchased at McTaggarts.

“The Dementia Experience,” presented by the Alzheimer Society of Kenora-Rainy River Districts, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Super 8 Motel (pre-registration is required). For more info or to register, e-mail mary@alzheimerkrr.com or call the office at 1-800-682-0245.

A wine-and-cheese opening reception of an exhibit celebrating the Fort Frances Museum's 40th anniversary, and the building's 120th, will be held there Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 4-7 p.m. (opening remarks being at 4:30). It also will mark the grand opening of the museum's new roof, accessible washroom, and ramp. Everyone is welcome to attend. Questions? Call Sherry at 274-7891.

The Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club will hold its annual meeting and election of officers on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Circle of Life Centre (616 Mowat Ave.)

A Municipal Hazardous & Special Waste Day for Chapple and Rainy River District communities will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Chapple municipal garage (54 Barwick Rd.)

The Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts committee will hold its annual fall general meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. in the Shaw Room at the Fort Frances Public Library. Anyone interested in the 2019 Festival is welcome to attend. For more info, call Dave at 276-8684 or visit www.ff-festival.com

Guthrie United Church in Devlin will hold its annual “Harvest Supper” on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 5-7 p.m. at the Devlin Hall.

The Fort Frances Badminton Club's recreational program goes Fridays from 7-9:30 p.m. at FFHS starting on Oct. 5. Open to all ages, there is a $20 yearly fee or $2 per night (drop-ins welcome) and no pre-registration is required.

The Valley Adult Learning Association will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. in its office located at 241 C Second St. E. (old high school). Everyone is welcome to attend.

Irish Mythen will open the 2018-19 season of “Tour de Fort” on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Townshend Theatre. Passports for the six-show season cost $110 until Sept. 1 and then $135 after that date. Less than 150 passports are still available, which can be purchased at From the Grind Up on Scott Street or online at www.tourdefort.com

A two-day conference on “What's new in VAW” (violence against women), presented by the Kenora-Rainy River Domestic Violence Community Co-ordinating Committee, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17 and Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Best Western Conference Centre in Dryden. The cost is $50 for both days, with the last day to register being Oct. 5. To register, contact Jennifer Chamberlin at 1-807-727-2820 or via e-mail at j.chamberlin@shaw.ca

“Jimmy the Janitor” will perform as a fundraiser for the 908 Rainy Lake Air Cadets Squadron on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre (doors open at 6:30). Tickets cost $25 each, which are available at Fort Frances General Supply and Cloverleaf in Emo.