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Posted on: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 13:01

Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting today (Oct. 25) at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at the Emo Health Centre.

“Jimmy the Janitor” will perform as a fundraiser for the 908 Rainy Lake Air Cadets Squadron today (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.

“Moonlight Madness” is being held today (Oct. 25) at participating businesses in downtown Fort Frances.

The Legion Ladies' Auxiliary will hold its next monthly supper—featuring a Ukrainian-style dinner—on Friday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). The cost is $18/person, with take-outs available by calling 274-3772.

The Borealis Bards are staging “Little Shop of Horrors” on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., and again on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Backus Community Center in International Falls. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $5 for youths, which are available at Betty's in Fort Frances, City Drug and the Backus office in International Falls, and J&D Family Foods in Littlefork, as well as at the door.

Fort Frances High School presents “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon,” a comedic mashup of well-known fairy tales, on Friday, Oct. 26 to Sunday, Oct. 28 from 7-9 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for students/seniors, which are available at the door.

The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Thunder Bay North Stars in SIJHL action on Friday, Oct. 26 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.

A “haunted house” is being staged by Fort Frances Little Theatre on Oct. 27 and again on Oct. 29-31 from 6-9 p.m. at Knox United Church. Tickets cost $7 each, which are available at the door. This event is not suitable for young children!

“Trunk or Treat,” presented by Project Safe Hallowe'en, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. in the parking lot of the Fort Frances Public Library. There also will be a costume cat walk fashion show from 5:30-6:15 p.m., as well as free hotdogs for kids courtesy of the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club. Great prizes also awarded for the best decorated trunks.

The local Knights of Columbus is seeking community donors to sponsor its 2018 “Coats 4 Kids” campaign now through Oct. 31. For more information, contact Nathan Cousineau at 276-7142 or e-mail

The Rainy River District Victims Services Program will host its 12th annual general meeting on Thursday, Nov. 1 at noon at La Place Rendez-Vous.

The Friends of the Fort Frances Museum will hold its seventh-annual wine-and-cheese fundraiser, this year entitled “Novemberfest,” on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the museum. It also will feature beer, hors d'oeuvres, live music, games, and an auction. Tickets cost $30 in advance (available at the museum) and $35 at the door.

“Monday at the Manor,” a two-act comedy dinner theatre written and directed by Tracy Gibson, will be performed Friday, Nov. 2 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Rainy River. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and the play to follow. Tickets cost $35 each (cash or cheque only), which are available at Kreger Sales & Service.

The Rainy River Federation of Agriculture will hold its annual dinner and meeting on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Millennium Hall in Stratton. A social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 and the meeting at 7:30. For tickets, call Bernie Zimmerman (275-7912), Rick Neilson (276-3269), Angela Halvorsen (276-5101), Lisa Teeple (487-2340), Chantelle Teeple (275-6877), or Shirley Morrish (276-4783).

CUPE Local 65 will hold its annual retirement dinner/dance on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the local Legion. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 and the dance to follow. The theme is “Rockin' through the Decades.” Tickets cost $20 for members (reimbursed at the door) and $23 for guests. Past retirees can contact Tracy Smith (276-2042) or Bobbi Smith (276-1830) or your unit chair.