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Posted on: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 13:01

The Muskie girls' hockey team will host the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints of Kenora today (Jan. 10) at 7 p.m. at “The Duke” (Couchiching Arena).

The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Dryden GM Ice Dogs in SIJHL action on Friday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 for kids 12 and under, with those under five being free.

Town council will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 14 at the Civic Centre. It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at 5:30 p.m.

The four Muskie court teams will host the Dryden Eagles in NorWOSSA action on Tuesday, Jan. 15 starting at noon at Fort High. Spectators welcome.

The Northwest Catholic District School Board will hold its next regular meeting—via videoconference—on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. at the board office next to St. Francis School.

The “Fibre Arts Festival,” a juried show featuring the work of local fibre artists, will be on display in the small gallery upstairs at the Fort Frances Museum starting in mid-January. The deadline to submit a piece is Jan. 15. Call 274-7891 for more info.

The Rainy River Cattlemen's Association will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Way School in Stratton. Guest speaker will be Rick Wright on “What do the buyers want to see in your cattle?” Questions? Call Kim Jo Bliss at 275-9706.

The Borderland Snowmobile Club will hold a poker run on Saturday, Jan. 19 from Fort Frances to Emo, with lunch at the Emo Inn. Registration is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the groomer shack off Eighth Street. No trail permit? A $35 event pass will be available. For more info, call John Homer at 274-6688 or check out the club's Facebook page.

Museum workshops, in partnership with the “Friends of the Museum,” will include Beginners Wood Carving (instructor S. Latimer) on Saturday, Jan. 19 from noon-4:30 p.m. and again Sunday, Jan. 20 from 1-4 p.m., with the cost being $15, and Abstract Flow Painting (instructor P. Tinkess-Fletcher) on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 1-4 p.m., with the cost being $25. Registration begins Jan. 10 and must be accompanied with payment (cash or cheque only). See the ad on page A7 of yesterday's Times for a complete list of the workshops being offered.

The Fort Frances Fire Brigade will conduct its annual Christmas tree pick-up on Saturday, Jan. 19 starting around 2 p.m. Donations accepted, which will be directed to a local cause. Questions? Call the fire hall at 274-9841.

“Kids & Company" presents Geronimo Stilton ("Mouse in Space”) on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Advance tickets cost $10.50 (available online at www.kidsandco.ca) or $12 at the door (children three and under are free). For more info, call Tara at 271-0320.

“Suicide Alertness for Everyone,” presented by the local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, will be offered in two sessions on Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. at the NCDS office (304 Scott St.) The sessions are free but pre-registration is required by contacting Charlene Strain at 274-2347 ext. 207.

A support group for sexual assault survivors is starting at the end of January. It will be a closed group (you must pre-register) that will meet weekly at a location to be determined. For more info or to register, contact Maggie Burnell at 271-0343 or via e-mail at masstinson@gmail.com

“Fibre Content,” a travelling exhibit featuring award-winning artwork created from textiles, will be in the main floor gallery of the Fort Frances Museum beginning Feb. 1 and running through March.

The annual “Forget Me Not” dinner, hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts, will be held Saturday, Feb. 2 at La Place Rendez-Vous, with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6. It also will feature live entertainment. Tickets cost $50 each or $400 for a table of eight, which includes a $25 charitable receipt, which are available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts or by calling toll-free 1-800-682-0245. You also can visit www.alzheimerkrr.com

Fort Frances girls' hockey “Radio Bingo" will hold a "Monster Bingo”—featuring $5,000 in total prizes—on Monday, Feb. 4 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.

A capote-making workshop, with instructors Caren Fagerdahl and Jane Trivers, will be held Feb. 16 and 23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Seven Generations Education Institute (lunch provided). The $45 base price covers sewing materials but participants still need to buy a blanket (prices vary). For more info or to register, call Laura at 274-7891. Registration must be accompanied by payment.