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Posted on: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 13:01

“Girls' Night Out” goes today (Nov. 15) at participating downtown merchants, with many staying open until 8 p.m.

In celebration of Louis Riel Day, a flag-raising ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the Civic Centre, with a free luncheon to follow at the Sunset Country Métis Hall (714 Armit Ave.) All are welcome to attend.

The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Red Lake Miners in SIJHL action on Friday, Nov. 16 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 Christmas luncheon and bake sale, also featuring a bake table and cookie walk, will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Knox United Church. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for kids aged five-12 (those four and under are free).

A Christmas tea will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 from 2-4 p.m. at St. John's Anglican Church. There also will be baking, meat pies, draws, mystery gifts, and miscellaneous items. Admission is $4/person, with kids under five being free. Everyone welcome.

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.

A Christmas tea and bazaar, hosted by the C.W.L. of St. Mary's Parish, will be held Sunday, Nov. 18 from 2-4 p.m. There will be handmade crafts, draws, a silent auction, baked goods, and several tables, as well as a kids' zone. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children.

Free yoga classes for ages 16+, led by instructor Meghan Spooner, will be held at the Fort Frances Public Library each Tuesday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. from Nov. 20-Dec. 11. Yoga mats will be provided. Register online at www.ffpltc.ca

The Northwest Catholic District School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting—via videoconference—on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. at the board office next to St. Francis School.

Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting on Thursday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at Rainycrest Long-Term Care.

The Church of the Holy Spirit will host a “Coffee House” on Friday, Nov. 23, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5.

The Alberton Rec Committee presents its fifth-annual “Holiday Bazaar” on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Alberton municipal office.

“Squires & Young Dragons: Dungeons and Dragons for Beginners” will be held Nov. 28 and Dec. 5 from 5:30-8 p.m. in the children's department at the Fort Frances Public Library. No experience required.

The SIJHL all-star game—featuring Team Canada vs. Team U.S.A.—will be held Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. the Ice For Kids Arena. A skills competition will be held first starting at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 for kids 12 and under, which are available in advance at all Lakers' games or by calling Milt Strachan at 275-5255.

The Legion Ladies' Auxiliary will hold its monthly supper—featuring a turkey dinner and all the fixings—on Friday, Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). There also will be a 50/50 draw. Admission is $16/person, with take-outs available by calling 274-3772.

The “Spirit of Christmas,” a silent auction featuring a wide array of arts and crafts, handcrafted holiday decorations, and gift ideas, will be held Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Copper River Inn ballroom, with admission being $5. There also will be a door prize, penny table, and a gently-used table, as well as a cash bar and complimentary dainties, coffee, and hot chocolate. To donate items, contact Janet Lambert (274-2713) or Linda Hamilton (274-8782).

The annual Christmas parade will be held here Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. Those interested in registering a float or volunteering can e-mail Katie Trigg or Heather Gill at ffsanta2018@gmail.com