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Posted on: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 13:01

A seniors' Bingo, sponsored by the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club, will be held at the Fort Frances Senior Centre (Sister Kennedy Centre) on Fridays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. starting today (Jan. 12). The cost is $2 per card, with the jackpot game being $1 per card.

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

The Northwest District Catholic School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting—via videoconference—on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. at the board office adjacent to St. Francis School.

A car seat clinic will be held Thursday, Jan. 18 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the ambulance base at 801 Scott St. (across from Plaza Lanes). Come ask questions or have your seat checked to make sure it's properly installed.

The Rainy River Cattlemen's Association will hold its annual meeting Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Way School in Stratton. Guest speakers will be from the Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). Three changes to the RRCA's constitution also will be voted on.

A “Finding Your Way” identification kit clinic will be held Friday, Jan. 19 from 1-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Senior Centre (Sister Kennedy Centre). Come learn about the risks of loved ones with dementia going missing and how to use the kit to help provide information to searchers if they do. Everyone welcome.

The 38th-annual “Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard" 5K and 10K races will be held Saturday, Jan. 20 in conjunction with "Icebox Days” festivities in International Falls. Group discounts available. Other festival events include the Frostbite Falls Open, frozen turkey bowling, youth and adult smoosh races, a boot hockey tournament, chili challenge, and a winter fireworks display.

Museum winter workshops for adults are starting soon, beginning with cupcake decorating (instructed by M. Spooner) on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 1-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Museum. Cost is $8. That will be followed by “Glass Suncatchers” (instructed by C. Pruys) on Monday, Jan. 22 from 6-8 p.m. at From the Grind Up, with the cost being $50. Book early at 274-7891 as classes fill up fast (you must pay one week prior to hold your spot). Questions? Call Sherry at 274-7891.

The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Thunder Bay North Stars in SIJHL action on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 for those 12 and under.

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary will held its next monthly supper—featuring pork cutlets—Friday, Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). Tickets cost $16/person (note the new price) and everyone is welcome, with take-outs available by calling 274-3772. A 50/50 draw also will be held.

An open house and registration night for the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts is slated for Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Come sign up to compete in the festival and have your questions answered.

The annual “Forget Me Not” dinner, hosted by the Kenora-Rainy River Alzheimer Society, will be held Saturday, Feb. 3 at La Place Rendez-Vous, with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The guest speaker is Dr. Barry Campbell while Entyrely Mac will provide live entertainment. Tickets, which cost $50 each or $400 for a table of eight (includes a $25 charitable tax receipt), are available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts, by calling 1-807-468-1516 or 1-800-682-0245, or e-mailing info@alzheimerkrr.com

A free session about women in politics and running for an elected position on Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the local Confederation College campus (adjacent to Fort Frances High School). Register at paro.ca or womeninpolitics.ca