In conjunction with “Fire Prevention Week," the Chapple, Emo, La Vallee, and Alberton Fire & Emergency Service will be at Cloverleaf Grocery in Emo on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. with multiple fire trucks and equipment. There also will be fire safety info, a draw for a fire safety prize, and "Sparky the Fire Dog.”
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.
Our Lady of Lourdes will host a fall tea and bazaar on Sunday, Oct. 15 from 2-4 p.m. at the Deacon Elmer Mainville Hall there. There also will be baking, a 50/50 draw, penny raffle, crafts, and a “used-a-bit” table. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for kids aged 12 and under.
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.
The Northwest Catholic District School Board will hold its next monthly meeting—via videoconference—on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the board office next to St. Francis School.
The Fort Frances Lakers will host the English River Miners in SIJHL action on Tuesday, Oct. 17 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.
A fall turkey supper, hosted by the St. John's Anglican Church Auxiliary, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 5-7 p.m. at the church. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for kids aged six-10 (those five and under are free). Everyone welcome!
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rainy River Cattlemen's Association will hold its next cattle sale Saturday, Oct. 21 starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Stratton sales barn. For more info, contact barn manager James Gibson at 487-2731 or 271-2005 (cell), via e-mail at email@example.com, or call the sales barn at 483-5354.
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.
An open art studio to make Hallowe'en masks using plaster cast will be held Saturday, Oct. 21 from noon-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Museum. This free activity is being put on by Community Living Fort Frances and District. Everyone is welcome to attend.
“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!
The Canadian Cattlemen's Association will hold a town hall-style meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 6-9 p.m. at the Millennium Hall in Stratton. Cocktails will be held first from 4-5 p.m., followed by a complimentary dinner at 5 p.m.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org
“Trunk or Treat” is set for Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. Register to be a participating trunk in this year's event at eventbrite.ca, with prizes being awarded to the best ones (trucks will be able to be set up starting at 3 p.m.) Questions? Call 274-9879.
Turn your pumpkin blue and you could win a prize on Hallowe'en night. “When Eagles Fly" once again will be handing out prizes to random blue pumpkins while the team of youths patrol the streets of Fort Frances on Oct. 31 (blue pumpkins represent saying "no” to bullying).
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.