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Posted on: Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 13:01

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 annual “Spring Fling!” tea and bake sale will held Saturday, April 7 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Devlin Hall. Draws will begin at 3 p.m. It also will feature desserts, a penny table, bake table, and cookie walk. Admission is $3 adults and $2 for children aged six-12, with those five and under being free.

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).

Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, April 9 at the Civic Centre. It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at 5:30 p.m.

Tour de Fort will close out its 2017-18 season with “Dirty Dishes” on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre (doors open at 7 p.m.) A limited number of tickets will be available for sale the night of the show at the theatre box office.

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.

Rainy River Ag Days will take place Friday, April 13 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Emo Legion. Guests speakers, lunch and refreshments. RSVP to reserve your seat by calling 487-2340, 275-5630, or 275-9706 or e-mailing teeps@tbaytel.net or kimjobliss@gmail.com

A supper and vintage fashion show, a fundraiser in support of the new Fort Frances Women's/Family Centre, is planned for Friday, April 13 at La Place Rendez-Vous, starting with cocktails at 6 p.m. and then dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $50 each, which are available at 330 Scott St. or by calling Monica Sus (271-2839), Heather Johnson (271-5644), or Mary Martinson (276-9686).

The Rainy River Valley “Gold Rush Gala,” a fundraiser for the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society, will be held Saturday, April 14 at the Emo Arena. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m., followed by a barbecued beef dinner at 6:30 p.m. There also will be prizes, penny tables, a live auction, and the Great Cake Roulette. Tickets cost $50 each (includes a $25 charitable donation), which are available from Emo Fair board members. For more info, call Joe Bodnar (276-8637), Joyous Bragg (275-9791), Sherri Hay (276-0783), or Diane Gibson (275-8448).

The Fort Frances Choraliers will perform the Easter cantata, “Redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb,” on Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m. at the New Beginnings Fellowship. An encore performance will take place Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in International Falls. Admission is a free-will offering.

The Valley Adult Learning Association will hold a course on Microsoft Word and Excel on Wednesdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. from April 18-June 6 at 241C Second St. E. (old high school). There is no charge to attend but the class size is limited to 10. For more info or to register, call 274-3553 or e-mail vala@jam21.net

The Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association will hold its annual general meeting Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the '52 Canadians boardroom. More information is available at www.ffgwha.com

The La Vallee Fire & Emergency Service will hold its second-annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday, April 21 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Devlin Hall. Advance tickets available for $10 each from any La Vallee firefighter, as well as at the municipal office. Tickets will be sold at the door for $12.

Knox United Church is hosting a performance by the Winnipeg Male Chorus on Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. The repertoire includes movie themes, songs of the sea and land, ballads, rock and roll, songs of faith, and classical numbers. Former Fort Frances resident Jack Cameron is a member of the 40-voice choir celebrating its 60th anniversary. Admission is a free-will offering in support of the Knox Renewal Fund.

The Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association will hold its annual Awards Night on Sunday, April 22 at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. The IP and Novice are at 5:30 p.m., followed by Atom, PeeWee, Bantam, and Midget at 6:30 p.m. No admission charge and players' supper provided.

The Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ice For Kids conference room. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

The annual Business & Community Expo, organized by the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Tbaytel, will run Friday, April 27 from 4-9 p.m. and again Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club.

“Bail or Jail," presented by the Fort Frances Voyageurs Lions Club, will be held Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce's trade show. To have someone "arrested,” or to volunteer to go behind bars for a good cause, phone/text Bill Michl at 276-1334 or e-mail him at bmichl226@gmail.com

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