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Posted on: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 13:01

The OFSAA boys' and girls' curling championships continue at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Pool play wraps up tomorrow afternoon, with the quarter-finals set for Friday, March 23 at 5 and 8 p.m. The semi-finals go Saturday, March 24 at 9:15 a.m., followed by the gold- and bronze-medal matches at 12:30 p.m. Admission is free but window seats cost $50 each (if still available).

The annual fundraiser book sale at Revco Carpet continues today and tomorrow (March 22-23) from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and again on Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m.-noon. The public can drop by the store (950 Fifth St. W.), fill a bag with books, and then make a donation. Proceeds will go to support the Borderland Judo Club, the Muskie track-and-field team, and the local Alzheimer's Society.

Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting on Thursday, March 22 at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at the Emo Health Centre.

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary will hold its next monthly supper—featuring roast beef and all the trimmings—on Friday, March 23 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). Admission is $16/person, with take-outs available by calling 274-3772). A 50/50 draw also will be held.

The Fort Frances Lakers will host the English River Miners in Game 3 of their best-of-five quarter-final series on Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Game 4, if necessary, is set for Monday, March 26 at the same time and place. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 for those aged 12 and under (season passes not valid for the playoffs).

“Substance Awareness and Pathways to Healing,” a three-day conference hosted by Riverside Health Care and the Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board, will take place March 26-27 at the Copper River Inn and again on March 29 at La Place Rendez-Vous. Evening sessions on March 27 and March 29, which start at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively, will be open to the public.

Town council will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, March 26 at the Civic Centre. It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at 5:30 p.m.

“Radio Bingo," a fundraiser for Fort Frances girls' hockey, will have a "Monster Bingo” (featuring $5,000 in total prizes) on Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m. on B•93 The Border. Buy 9-Ups for $20, which are available at Windey's Food Market, CC Complex, Rainy Lake Sports and Skate Sharpening, Maddy's Convenience, The Place, Dev-Lynne's, From the Grind Up, Einar's, and Cloverleaf.

Retired lawyer Peter Kirby will speak on the Magna Carta on Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Museum. Admission is free. The Magna Carta established that everyone, including the king, was subject to law. Since medieval times, it has become a rallying cry against the arbitrary use of power.

An information session on an adult day program for seniors will be held Wednesday, March 28 from 1-3 p.m. at the Golden Age Manor in Emo and on Thursday, March 29 from 10 a.m.-noon at the seniors' centre in Rainy River.

A four-part Family Mental Health Recovery Series will be held from 2-4 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month from March 28-June 27 in the boardroom at the local CMHA office (612 Portage Ave.) For more info, contact Donna Bohler at 274-2347 ext. 213 or via e-mail at dbohler@cmhaff.ca

The La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary will hold an Easter “lobby sale” on Thursday, March 29 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

“Egg-stravaganza,” once again presented by the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club, will be held on Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Great Canadian Main Street (Scott Street). Pick up a map of the participating businesses at the Rainy Lake Square and then collect treats along the route (bring your own basket or bag). There also will be a barbecue lunch at the square ($4), along with prizes and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Kids & Company presents “The Wonderful World of Miss Jiggs” on Tuesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Advance tickets cost $10.50, available online at www.kidsandco.ca, or $12 at the door (kids three and under are free. For more info, call Tara at 271-0320.

The third-annual National Autism Awareness Day Walk is slated for Saturday, April 7 at noon starting at Ronning's in International Falls. It will be followed by a carnival featuring games, food, and more at the Union Hall (509 Third St.) Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Border Skating Club presents its 46th-annual ice show, this year entitled “A Netflix Night,” on Saturday, April 7 at 7 p.m. and again Sunday, April 8 at 2 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $8 for students/seniors (kids three and under are free), or $20 for a weekend pass, which are available at the front desk of the Memorial Sports Centre (cash or cheques only).

Fort Frances Little Theatre presents “Calendar Girls” at Knox United Church on April 12-14 at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15 each, which are available at the Fine Line Art Gallery (529 Mowat Ave.) and at the door.