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Posted on: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 13:01

The Legion Ladies' Auxiliary will hold its monthly supper, featuring roast pork and all the trimmings, today (Nov. 24) at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). The cost is $15/person, with a 50/50 draw also being held. Take-outs available by calling 274-3772.

The St. Mary's Youth Group is having a winter garage sale at St. Mary's today (Nov. 24) from 6-8 p.m. and again tomorrow (Nov. 25) from 8 a.m.-noon.

The Rainycrest Auxiliary will hold its fall bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. There will be a bake table, Christmas tree draw, and lucky lotto table, as well as gently-used items and gift ideas. Coffee/tea and dainties provided, with admission being a free-will offering. Everyone welcome!

“Les Filles D'esprit" will perform songs from their new holiday CD, "Frost,” on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. at the United Church in Emo (doors open at 3:15 p.m.) Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors, which are available at Meyers Clothing in Emo. CDs also will be available for purchase while Knox penny table basket tickets and Zatoun Olive Oil will be for sale.

Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, Nov. 27 at the Civic Centre. The committee of the whole will meet first at 5:30 p.m., followed by the honouring of the 2017 “Citizen of the Year" at 6 p.m. and the awarding of more "Canada 150” volunteer pins at 7 p.m.

“Kids and Company” presents Juno Award winner Al Simmons, a creative genius who brings hilarity to music and comedy, on Monday, Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre.

A “community consultation,” hosted by the Northwest Training and Adjustment Board and facilitated by Mike Greaves of Fifth Hammer Marketing Group, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre. Registration is at 5 p.m., with dinner served at 5:30. Admission is free but ticket sales will close Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. (those interested in attending can register at Eventbrite).

The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 will hold a general meeting and election of officers on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Legion. All members are encouraged to attend.

The Muskie boys' hockey team will face the Kenora Broncos in NorWOSSA action on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7:15 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $7 for adults, $2 for students, and free for those under 12.

The Muskie girls' hockey team will face the Kenora Broncos in NorWOSSA action on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the '52 Canadians Arena. Admission is $7 for adults, $2 for students aged 13-18, and free for those 12 and under.

Canadian fiddle champion Scott Woods presents an old-time Christmas concert on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. at Know United Church. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $10 for children five-12 (those under five are free), which are available in advance at Fort Frances General Supply and Brockie's Jewellers, or by calling Bill Gushulak at 274-3891 or 275-9252.

A launch of the long-awaited book featuring pioneer photos by William H. Tener will be held Thursday, Nov. 30 from 5-7 p.m. at the Fort Frances Museum. Refreshments also will be served.

“Breakfast at the North Pole” will be held Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9-11 a.m. at St. John's Anglican Church. There also will be gingerbread house decorating, crafts, and activities for kids. Santa also will be there from 9:30-10:30 a.m. so bring along your camera. The cost is $8/person.

Christmas cookie decorating, with professional baker Kayla Brady, will be held Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Make sure to bring along a container to take your cookies home! Adults and children must pre-register online at ffpltc.ca and children must be accompanied by an adult.

A book launch for local author Jack Hedman's new work, “Dire Needs—Dire Straits,” will be held Saturday, Dec. 2 from noon-3 p.m. at Betty's. The book contains first-person accounts of education in this region from the 1930s-1960s, from railcar classrooms to residential schools.

The Church of the Holy Spirit will hold a tea and bake sale on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 1-3 p.m., with admission being by donation. Come and bring a friend!

An “open studio” for children and families will be held Saturday, Dec. 2 anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. upstairs at the Fort Frances Museum. Admission is $2/child or $5/family. Questions? Call Sherry at 274-7891.

The annual “Community Christmas Parade" will be held Saturday, Dec. 2 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Reid Avenue and proceeding west along Scott Street to Mowat Avenue. This year's theme is "Christmas Candyland.” Those wishing to enter a float, or volunteer to help out, are asked to e-mail ffsanta2017@gmail.com

The Fort Frances Choraliers' Christmas cantata, this year entitled “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” is set for Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Admission is a free-will offering and there also will be a bake sale. An encore performance is slated for Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in International Falls while Rainycrest residents will be given a free concert on Dec. 17 at 1:30 p.m.

“Hearing Voices That Are Distressing,” a workshop intended for those who work with or care for people who have a psychiatric disability, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 5 and again Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Northwest Community Legal Clinic (206 Scott St.) Admission is free but pre-registration is required by calling 274-2347 ext. 220 or by e-mailing Nancy Daley-Fulton at ndaley@cmhaff.ca

The Borderland Community Orchestra will hold a holiday concert on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Backus Community Center in International Falls. Refreshments will be served during intermission. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for students, and $25 for families (pre-kindergarten children are free), with tickets available at Betty's here, the Backus office and City Drugs in the Falls, and the door. For more info, call 1-281-285-7255 or visit www.backusab.org

The eighth-annual “Stuff-A-Cruiser” will be held Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Safeway, The Place, and Walmart here, Cloverleaf Grocery in Emo, and Beaver Mills Market in Rainy River. Those wishing to lend a helping hand are asked to sign up at celebratingdiversity.ca or call Jennifer Kivimaki at 274-9841.

The “Canada 150 Skating Day,” billed as a nation-wide skating party, will be held Sunday, Dec. 10 at the Memorial Sports Centre. This event is free to everyone, with more details to follow.

The annual “Polar Plunge,” organized by the Voyageur Lions Club of Fort Frances, once again will be held on New Year's Day on Sand Bay (behind La Place Rendez-Vous). For more info or to get pledge sheets, call Bill Michl at 276-1334.