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Posted on: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 13:01

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

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 Northwest Catholic District School Board will hold its next regular meeting—via videoconference—on Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the board office next to St. Francis School.

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 Valley Adult Learning Association will host a conversational English class on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. starting on April 18 at 241C Second St. E. (old high school). Class is free and drop-ins are welcome.

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

The Rainy River District Stewardship Group once again is selling white spruce and red pine seedlings in bundles of 20 for $5 (supplies are limited). Pick-up will be at the Emo Agricultural Research Station or the Fort Frances Public Library on May 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more info or to make an order, contact Kim Jo Bliss at 275-9706.