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Posted on: Friday, August 11, 2017 - 13:01

“Kings of None” will play tonight (Aug. 11) at the local Legion from 9 p.m.-2 p.m. Cover charge is $9 for non-members.

Stock car racing action continues Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Emo Speedway. Hot laps are at 7 p.m., with the first race at 7:30 (weather permitting).

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.-1 p.m. at Walmart. The public also is invited to drop off supplies, backpacks, or cash donations at Causeway General Insurance (229 Scott St.) or 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 fortfrancessportshalloffame@gmail.com

A “Paint Nite” fundraiser for the Heart & Stroke Foundation, hosted by Paint Nite Thunder Bay, will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at Carl's Eatery from 7-10 p.m. Share laughs and a few drinks. To get tickets, go to www.paintnite.com

The “Bra Lady” will be coming to town on Wednesday, Aug. 16. Book an appointment by calling 1-800-254-3938 or going online: www.bralady.com

“Tour de Fort” will hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. in the board room at Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre. Want to volunteer? Please attend or contact Tour de Fort at info@tourdefort.com

The next “Pop Up Play” event will take place Thursday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m.-noon at Lillie Avenue Park. It also will be held at the same time on Aug. 24 (Point Park). It features free activities and games for kids of all ages, including soccer, a bean bag toss, parachute games, giant games, baseball, volleyball, scoops, skipping ropes, croquet, frisbee, and more.

The next “Open Air Art Studio,” presented by Community Living Fort Frances and District, will be held Thursday, Aug. 17 from 3-7 p.m. at McIrvine Park. This week's theme is kite making. The session is free, and all aged and abilities are welcome to attend.

The Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society will hold its annual fall fair Aug. 17-19 at the Emo fairgrounds. Advance midway tickets, which cost $28 (a savings of $5) are available until the evening of Aug. 17 at Wilson's and Fort Frances General Supply (Fort Frances, Dev-Lynne's (Devlin), Tompkins Hardware, Village Variety, and Cloverleaf (Emo), the Stratton Cafe (Stratton), and the Beaver Mills Market (Rainy River).

The “Moose 'n Fiddle” Music Festival will take place on Aug. 18-19 at Caliper Lake Provincial Park. Enjoy live music, craft beer, food trucks, artisan tents. Festival passes are available online at www.snnf.ca/moose-n-fiddle-festival/

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 info@alzheimerkrr.com, or visit www.alzheimer.ca/krr

Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, Aug. 21 at the Civic Centre. It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which starts at 5 p.m.

A “Teen Open Mic Night” is planned for Monday, Aug. 21 from 5-8 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. To register, call 274-9879 or e-mail ffpltc@gmail.com. Not a musician? Come for the show! Pizza, refreshments, and prizes will be provided.

Watten Volunteer Fire Dept. will hold its annual fish fry fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 25 from 4-8 p.m. at Sunny Cove Camp. Cost is $16 for adults, $6 for kids.

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 Eventbrite.ca or call (807) 274-6890 for details.

Fort Frances Lakers' season passes are now available by calling John at 276-4207 or Ria at 275-6272. They cost $220 for adults (age 18 and over), $175 for students (ages 13-18), and $110 for children (aged 12 and under).

“Market Thursdays” take place each Thursday on the 200 block of Scott Street. To book a table, contact Betty's (274-9565).