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Posted on: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 13:01

Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting this evening at 6 p.m. in the board room at Rainycrest Long Term Care.

Badiuk's Boat Show 2019 will go on until 5 p.m. today, and then continue Friday, April 26 from 9 am.-5 p.m. and Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Check out the sales and enter a draw to win to prizes.

Bingo at the Fort Frances Seniors' Centre (Sister Kennedy Centre) has resumed on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. Everyone aged 55+ welcome!

The annual Business & Community Expo, organized by the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Tbaytel, will run Friday, April 26 from 4-9 p.m. and again Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club. There also will be a play area and bouncy castle for the kids. Admission is $3, with kids aged 12 and under being free.

The Legion Ladies' Auxiliary will host its monthly supper—featuring BBQ baby back ribs with all the trimmings—on Friday, April 26 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). The cost is $16/plate and there also will be a 50/50 draw. For take-outs, call 274-3772.

A community tree care workshop, presented by the Fort Frances Museum and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, will be held on Saturday, April 27 at the museum (259 Scott St.). The indoor session will run from 9 a.m.-noon (doors open at 8:30 a.m.), followed by an outdoor session from 1-3:30 p.m. No charge but participants must pre-register as space is limited. Call Sherry at 274-7891 to sign up or to get more details.

The Fort Frances Choraliers will perform their Easter cantata, this year entitled “Hope Alive in Me,” on Saturday, April 27 at 1:30 p.m. at Rainycrest, then on Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in International Falls, and once again on Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m. at New Beginnings Fellowship here. The concerts will be fundraisers for a new sound system for the group and free-will offerings will be accepted.

The Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, April 30 at 6 p.m. in the Ice For Kids conference room. There will be elections for president, secretary, registrar, and six director positions.

The “Highlights Concert” for the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts festival will be held Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre.

The “Woodland Art Show” open house will take place from noon-8 p.m. on Friday, May 3 at the Fine Line Art Gallery. If you want to submit art in the show, drop by the gallery (529 Mowat Ave.) or call 274-2242 for more info.

A yard cleanup fundraiser is being conducted by UNFC Youth on Saturday, May 4 here in Fort Frances. Book your yard today so you can spend quality time with your family. To book a yard cleanup, contact Terry or Kaleb at 274-8541.

The annual “Gun & Hobby Show” will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at the Fort Frances Curling Club (300 Eighth St.). Admission is $5.

A spring tea and bake sale will be held from 1-3 p..m. on Saturday, May 4 at Church of the Holy Spirit (824 Victoria Ave.). Admission by donation to their mission and outreach projects. Come and bring friends!

The “Spring in Hawaii Gala” will be held on Saturday, May 4 at the Emo Arena. Social hour 5:30 p.m., Hawaiian meal at 6:30 p.m. Live entertainment, penny table, silent auction, cake roulette, games and prizes. Tickets cost $50 each (with a $25 charitable receipt). Tickets available from Emo Fair board directors.

“Rock 'n Roll Literacy" with author Sigmund Brouwer is coming to the Fort Frances Public Library on Wednesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. Brouwer is sure to get kids pumped up about reading this summer with the new "Story Book Ninja Book Club.” Come on out to this fun, free event.

Free tipping day (for yard and garden waste only) will be held Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the local landfill.

A Mother's Day market will be held on Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Kay-Nah-Chi-Wha-Nung (Manitou Mounds) Historical Centre.

“Rockin' For A Reason,” presented by La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary, will be held on Friday, May 24 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. during the Spring Market at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Donations can be made at their booth. All proceeds go to local health care.

“Friends of the Library” will hold their annual book sale on Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. Donations welcome. Please drop off books at the library the week prior to the sale.

The Lions Legacy Golf Tournament, presented by the Fort Frances Lions Club and the Fort Frances Voyageurs Lions Club, will be held on Saturday, June 22 starting at 10 a.m. at the Heron Landing (Couchiching). The cost is $100 each or $400/team, which includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, and supper. Entries limited to the first 36 paid teams, with the registration deadline being June 6. Proceeds to the homelessness program and the women's shelter program. To register, contact Bill Michl at 276-1334 or bmichl226@gmail.com or David Beach at 276-0464 or davebeach321@gmail.com

The “Market Garden” is now open every Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. until May 25 at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station). Assorted teas, jewellery, baby clothes, homemade crafts, and more. Call Connie at 274-3785 to get your table.

Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin (I am a kind man) healing circles, led by elder Buddy Loyie, are being held every Monday at the UNFC Circle of Life Centre (use the First Street entrance). Start time us 4:30 p.m. For more info, contact Sheila McMahon at 274-8541.