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

The Fine Line Art Gallery's annual spring show, this year entitled “Then and Now,” opens today (April 28) from noon-7 p.m. Tea, coffee, and snacks will be served and everyone is welcome.

The Legion Ladies' Auxiliary will hold its next monthly supper—featuring a ham dinner and all the fixings—on Friday, April 28 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) A 50/50 draw also will be held. The cost is $15/person, with take-outs available by calling 274-3772.

An open studio for children and families (drama and art), led by Lauren Hyatt, will be held Saturday, April 29 from 1-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Museum. Admission is $2/child or $5/families.

“Beauty and the Beast,” presented by Sturgeon Creek School, will be staged Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Admission is $5, with tickets available at the school office and at the door.

A “hiring fair,” featuring various district employers, on-the-spot interviews, and real-time résumés, will be held Tuesday, May 2 from 3-7 p.m. at the Copper River Inn. There also will be door prizes. For more info, e-mail or

The Muskie boys' and girls' soccer teams will open NorWOSSA play Wednesday, May 3 by hosting the Dryden Eagles and Kenora Broncos. Spectators welcome.

An informational display on seniors' mental health will be held Wednesday, May 3 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Rainycrest. All are welcome to attend.

A roast beef supper, hosted by the St. John's Anglican Church Auxiliary, will be held Wednesday, May 3 from 5-7 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $7 for children aged five-10 (those four and under are free). Everyone welcome!

The FFGWHA annual general meeting will take place Wednesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at the Ice For Kids boardroom.

Fort High presents the musical “Mary Poppins” on May 3-6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre (doors open at 6:30). Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors, which are available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts and at the door.

A three-hour training session on auditory hallucinations, presented by the Fort Frances branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association in conjunction with Mental Health Week, will be held Thursday, May 4 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Northwest Community Legal Clinic (206 Scott St.) To register, contact Nancy Daley Fulton at 274-2347 ext. 207 or via e-mail at (space is limited to 12 participants).

Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting Thursday, May 4 at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at Rainycrest Long-Term Care.

Weechi-it-te-win Family Services is holding a free Children's Mental Health Awareness barbecue, featuring hamburgers, hotdogs, and cake, on Friday, May 5 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 601 Victoria Ave. Stop by to help us promote and bring awareness to the importance of mental health for our children!

The 10th-annual Gun & Hobby Show will take place Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club. There also will be a kids' area, as well as a bake sale and draws. Admission is $5.

A Mother's Day luncheon, as well as a pie and dessert sale, will be held Saturday, May 6 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at McMillan Hall (Knox United Church). Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children aged seven and up, and $2 for those six and under.

The annual spring ladies' luncheon, hosted by the Riverside Foundation for Health Care, will be held Sunday, May 7 from noon-2 p.m. in the Robert Moore School gym. This year's theme is “Birthday Bash," and the event will include a buffet lunch, dessert, a silent auction, draws, prizes, and a special "Birthday Boutique.” Tickets cost $20 each, which are available at McTaggarts and From the Grind Up, or by calling 274-4803 (reservations for tables of eight also available). All funds raised will go towards a Moleculite device.

A meeting to determine interest for a local Parkinson's support group, facilitated by Marielle Henderson of Thunder Bay, will be held Monday, May 8 at 11 a.m. at the Sister Kennedy Centre. Call 1-800-565-3000 for more details.

The Borderland Soccer League will hold registration on Monday, May 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre. All players are asked to complete the online registration form at (women's league) or (men's league). The registration fee is $100.

A baby food-making workshop will be held Thursday, May 11 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. This free program is presented in partnership with the Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre. Register online at

The 33rd Ducks Unlimited fundraising banquet and auction will be held Friday, May 12 at the Fort Frances Curling Club. It will feature exclusive DU prints and merchandise up for bid, the “DU Firearms Frenzy,” and great prizes donated by local artists, crafters, woodworkers, and merchants. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with a prime rib supper put on by Cater 2 U at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $50 each or two for $90, which are available at the Fort Frances Times' office or online at For more info, call 276-5016 or e-mail

Union Duke, an extra show presented by “Tour de Fort,” will take the Townshend Theatre stage on Friday, May 12. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the show starting at 7:30. Advance tickets cost $15, available at From the Grind Up or at the Mother's Day Market today and tomorrow (April 28-29) at the Fort Frances Curling Club, and $20 at the door. Meanwhile, passports for the 2017-18 season are available at From the Grind Up and the Mother's Day Market, or online at

The “Friends of the Library” will hold a book sale Saturday, May 27 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations welcome (drop books off at the library the week prior to the sale), with proceeds to benefit the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre.

The United Native Friendship Centre is offering free Ojibwe language classes every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at 516 Portage Ave. A light snack and beverages also will be provided. For more info, contact Tara at 274-8541.