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“Spring Fever Days” will run today through Saturday (April 11-13) in Emo. Be sure to check out the special supplement that was in this week's Times!

“The Improvised Life: Exploring Intersections of Mental Health and Creativity Through Jazz,” will be held Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at Backus Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. General admission $12, students $5 (US funds). Tickets available at Betty's, Backus Community Center, City Drug, J&D Foods in Littlefork, and at the door.

The “Nite Hawk Band” will play at the Legion on Friday, April 12 from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. A $5 cover charge for non-members. Attendance prizes. It's also 50/50 draw night.

An educational seminar on estate planning with lawyer Paul Brunetta and Richard Amrstrong of Canada Purple Shield will be held on Saturday, April 13 at 9:30 a.m. at the Fort Frances Senior Centre (Sister Kennedy Centre). Coffee, breakfast, door prizes. To register, call Northridge Funeral Home at 482-3788 or email:

A beading workshop will be held Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. The fee is $15, with lunch provided (you must pay in advance to reserve your spot). To register, call the Fort Frances Museum (274-7891), Kay-Nah-Chi-Way-Nung (483-1163), or the library (274-9879).

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 13 at the museum (259 Scott St.). The indoor session will run from 9 a.m.-noon, 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. See ad on page A12 of yesterday's Times.

The third-annual spaghetti supper fundraiser for the La Vallee Fire & Emergency Service will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Devlin Community Hall. Tickets cost $10. Tickets available from any La Vallee firefighter or at the door (if there's any left).

Two half-day workshops on the impacts of methamphetamine are slated for Monday, April 15 from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. It is free to attend but you must pre-register by calling 274-2347 ext. 258 or e-mailing

The Northwest Catholic District School Board will hold its next monthly meeting—via videoconference—on Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the board office adjacent to St. Francis School.

The Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association will hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Ice For Kids boardroom at the Memorial Sports Centre.

The annual meeting of the Rainy River Finance Co-Operative Limited and Rainy River Beef Breeder Finance Co-Operative Corporation will be held on Monday April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the club room at the Chapple Rec Centre. Breeder meeting will follow feeder meeting.

The annual Good Friday fish fry, hosted by the Fort Frances Lakers, will be held on Friday, April 19 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Couchiching Multi-Purpose Building. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $8 for kids 10 and under. Takeouts available. Tickets can be purchased from Tammy Crowe (275-9940), Wendy Wreggitt (274-7066) or Mary Poltz (274-7264).

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

“Mama's Gone Country Chic,” this year's spring fundraiser luncheon for the Riverside Foundation for Health Care, will be held on Saturday, April 27 at 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the upstairs hall at the Emo Arena. Tickets are $20 each and are available for purchase at Emo Feeds, McTaggarts, the Foundation office, and online at Tables of eight can be reserved by calling the Foundation office at 274-4803.

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 “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 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.

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 or David Beach at 276-0464 or

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.

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