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The first-annual “Copper + Pine” Christmas craft market will take place at the Copper River Inn on Friday, Nov. 22 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Find unique craft ideas made by Rainy River District artisans

A Christmas luncheon and bake sale will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Knox United Church. Homemade soup, sandwiches, dainties, bake table, cookie walk and more. Adults $8, children five-12 $3, and children four and under free. Come and bring your friends!

Join Elsa and Anna for a special “Frozen Tea” on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 2-4 p.m. at St. John's Anglican Church. Adults $8, children $4. Sandwiches, beverages, and dainties.

A tea, bake sale and bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 2-4 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church (1105 Scott St.). Cookie walk, sweet breads, rye breads, flat breads, and more. Admission $4.

Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 will hold its next general meeting and election of officers on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall. All members encouraged to attend.

The Muskie boys' hockey team will play against St. Thomas Aquinas on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7:15 p.m. at Ice for Kids Arena. Admission $8 for adults, $2 for students, and children under 12 get in free.

The Muskie girls' hockey team will face St. Thomas Aquinas on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at the '52 Canadians Arena. Admission $7 for adults, $2 for students, and children under 12 get in free.

“Tour de Fort” presents The Slocan Ramblers on Friday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre (doors open at 7 p.m.) A limited number of tickets may be available at the theatre box office on the night of the show.

A Christmas tree lighting will take place on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. at the post office (corner of Portage and Scott). Everyone is welcome to attend this free community event, which is sponsored by the BIA and Tbaytel with help from the Fort Frances Power Corp. and Town of Fort Frances.

St. John The Baptist Anglican Church will host its Christmas tea on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 2-4 p.m. Baking, draws, jewellery, mystery gifts, music items. Admission $5 per person (kids under 5 free); admission fee includes tea, coffee, Jell-O, rye bread, and dainties. Everyone welcome.

The Santa Claus parade will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7. Start time is 5 p.m. with lineup to begin at 3:30 p.m. and float judging to take place at 4:15 p.m. The parade route will be the same as in recent years, beginning at Reid Avenue (the library parking lot) and then heading west on Scott Street, ending at Mowat Avenue. Questions or interested in registering a group for the parade? Go to www.ffsanta.com or email ffsanta2019@gmail.com or check out the Facebook page “Fort Frances Christmas Parade 2019.”

The Rainy Lake Community Orchestra will be performing a free concert at the Fort Frances Public Library on Monday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

A TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group meets Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Church of the Holy Spirit (824 Victoria Ave.). TOPS can help you reach your weight-loss goals. First meeting is free. For more info, contact 807-577-5924.

The 908 Rainy Lake Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron is looking for new members. They meet Monday nights now through June 11, 2020 in the arena auditorium. Ages 12-18 welcome. Registration is ongoing through the year. For more info, contact the squadron at 274-1365, 908aircadets@gmail.com or facebook.com/908AirCadets.

The Fort Frances Kiwanis Club will hold bingo at the Fort Frances Senior Centre (Sister Kennedy Centre) every Friday at 1:30 p.m. through the end of November. Everyone aged 55+ welcome!

Lions TV Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday on Shaw Cable Channel 10. Bingo cards sold at the Fort Frances Times.

Genealogy research services are available at the Fort Frances Public Library. Call 807-274-9879 or email ffpltc@gmail.com to make an appointment with local experts.

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