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Posted on: Friday, July 28, 2017 - 13:01

“Harlequin" will perform in concert Friday, July 28 at 7 p.m. at "The Duke" (Couchiching Arena), with local band "Kings of None” as the opening act. Tickets cost $35 in advance (available at Sight & Sound, the CC Complex, and the Couchiching band office) and $40 at the door.

“A Splendid Obsession,” an exhibit of beadwork (jewellery and mixed media) by Karin Motschko, runs until Sept. 9 at the Pictograph Gallery in Atikokan. A grand opening is slated for tomorrow (July 29) at 1 p.m.

Stock car racing action resumes Saturday, July 29 at the Emo Speedway. Hot laps are at 7 p.m., with the first race at 7:30 (weather permitting).

The next “Open Air Art Studio,” presented by Community Living Fort Frances and District, will be held Thursday, Aug. 3 from 3-7 p.m. at the Legion Park. This week's theme is sun catchers/mobiles.

An indoor planetarium, entitled “Under the Same Stars” (Minwaadizin), will be at the Fort Frances Public Library on Thursday, Aug. 3. Show times are at 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. (in English), and then at 6 and 6:30 p.m. (in French). Free tickets are available online at the Fort Frances Public Library's website.

The Halkirk fire protection team will hold its 26th-annual fish fry on Saturday, Aug. 5 from noon-6 p.m. at the Bear Pass fire hall (Bear Pass Road). A bouncy castle will be on hand again this year. Admission is $12 for adults and $5 for kids (dessert included). No dogs please!

A community arrival for “Canoe Expedition 2017," sponsored by the Métis Nation of Ontario and "Ontario 150,” will be held Wednesday, Aug. 9 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Point Park and La Place Rendez-Vous.

A “Stuff-A-Bus" drive to collect school supplies for the "Backpacks for Kids” campaign will be held Saturday, Aug. 12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Walmart. The public also is invited to drop off supplies, backpacks, or cash donations at M. Wu Dentistry (1201 Colonization Rd. W.) or call Dr. Wu's office at 274-5365 to arrange for pick-up. You also can donate at The Bargain Shop, with the deadline being Aug. 19.

The Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held Saturday, Aug. 12 at La Place Rendez-Vous. Tickets are available at Taggs Source for Sports, by calling Barb Ogden at 274-5195, or via e-mail at

The 15th-annual “Ride for Memories,” presented by the local Alzheimer Society, will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, with start locations in Fort Frances, Kenora, and Dryden. A steak dinner will follow at 7 p.m. at the Legion in Dryden. The early-bird registration is $20, with the price being $25 after July 27 (dinner ticket included). For more info, call toll-free 1-800-682-0245, e-mail, or visit

A class reunion for all FFHS Grade 12 attendees from 1976-78 will be held Aug. 26-27 at Sunny Cove. Tickets cost $100 each, which includes a cabin or camping if needed, a live band, a DJ, karaoke, a pig roast, and more. Get your tickets at or call (807) 274-6890 for details.