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Posted on: Friday, October 6, 2017 - 13:01

The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Minnesota Iron Rangers in SIJHL action today (Oct. 6) at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 for kids 12 and under.

The Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service will hold its Fall Fire Safety Day on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Canadian Tire. Fire trucks will be on hand, along with information booths and displays. There also will be plenty of fire safety giveaways and a draw for fire safety prize packages.

The first “Run for the Donut” 5K will be held Saturday, Oct. 7 starting at 10 a.m. at the Lions Park in Emo. The entry fee is $10 with a T-shirt and $5 without one. Registration forms available at the Emo municipal office or by e-mailing emodonutrun@gmail.com

The Daily Bulletin will not be published on Monday, Oct. 9. Have a happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

The Valley Adult Learning Association will hold its annual general meeting Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. at 241C Second St. E. (old high school). For more info, call 274-3553 or e-mail vala@jam21.net

Town council will hold its next regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 10 at the Civic Centre (one day later due to the Thanksgiving holiday). It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at — p.m.

The La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary will hold a fall tea on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 2-4 p.m. at the New Beginnings Fellowship Church. There also will be a bake table, cookie walk, “Lucky Dozen” draw, raffles, and a door prize. Admission is $5 and everyone is welcome to attend.

The St. Mary's youth group will hold a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $6 for kids 12 and under, which are available at the parish office.

A meeting for the purpose of nominating candidates for the position of chief of council will be held Monday, Oct. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at the Big Island Community Hall.

The first rehearsal for this year's Christmas cantata, entitled “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” is set for Monday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the New Beginnings Fellowship. Those interested in singing this year are urged to give Diane Maxey a call at 274-7309 so they can get their music prior to Oct. 16.

“Radio Bingo,” presented by Fort Frances Girls' Hockey, will be held Mondays at 7 p.m. on B•93 The Border starting on Oct. 16. Buy 6-Ups for $10, with cards available at Windey's Food Market, CC Complex, Rainy Lake Sports, Maddy's Convenience, Einar's, From the Grind Up, The Place, Dev-Lynne's, and Cloverleaf.

The local writers' group will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Museum (back door entrance will be open). Everyone is welcome to attend. Questions? Call Sherry at 274-7891.

“Hockey Legends All-Stars" will be in Fort Frances for an exhibition game on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $22, with a limited number of tickets available at the Memorial Sports Centre, Causeway Insurance and Kreger Sales and Service (Rainy River). A portion of proceeds to support the Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association and the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association. For more details about playing for or against the "legends,” contact Jason Kabel at 274-4561 or via e-mail at jkabel@fortfrances.ca

The “Luncheon of Hope," a biennial event presented by the Rainy River District Breast Health Network, will be held Saturday, Oct. 21 at La Place Rendez-Vous. A mix-and-mingle will start at 11:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon at noon. "The Butterfly Story" also will be presented, along with the "Quilt for a Cure” draw and attendance prizes. Tickets cost $25 each, which are available at Pharmasave, Shoppers Drug Mart, La Verendrye Hospital (Administration and Outpatient Services), and the Emo and Rainy River Health Centres. For more info, call 274-4817.

“Kids & Company" returns for its 2017-18 season with "Raw Metal” (a troupe of male dancers from Australia) on Monday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Season passes cost $35 each, with individual tickets costing $10.50 in advance and $12 at the door (kids three and under are free). Season passes are available at the Fort Frances Public Library, Betty's, Revco Carpet, and the door while individual tickets can be purchased in advance online at www.kidsandco.ca

The Associates of Ste. Marguerite d'Youville will be holding its annual coat drive Oct. 25-26 from 1-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station). Drop-off days will be Oct. 23-24 from 1-4 p.m. Everyone welcome!

“Pumpkin Pride,” an LGBTQ2A social mixer presented by Borderland Pride, is set for Thursday, Oct. 26 from 7-10 p.m. at From the Grind Up (122 Scott St.) This is an all-ages event and admission is free. Questions can be directed to borderlandpride@gmail.com

A “Harvest Market” will be open every Saturday in October from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Emo Feed Service.

Open studios for children and families, featuring instructor L. Hyatt, will run from 1-4 p.m. on the last Saturday of the month at the Fort Frances Museum. These drop-in sessions cost $2 per child or $5 for families. Questions? Call Sherri at 274-7891.

The “Keep It Hanging Around” fundraiser will run through the month of October at the Fort Frances Museum. Donate gently-used decorative pieces for the silent auction, then stop by often and bid on decor you like. Winners will be drawn each Tuesday at 4 p.m.

A bus trip is planned to see the hit musical, “Finding Neverland,” on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis. The bus will leave from the Falls High School parking lot at 5:30 a.m. Tickets cost $120 (U.S.) each, which includes the performance and transportation, with only 54 tickets available (all ages welcome). To register, call 1-218-283-2571 ext. 186 or drop by the community Education Office (located at door #5 at Falls High School). You must pay upon registering to hold your spot.