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The Fort Frances Badminton Club's recreational program goes Fridays from 7-9:30 p.m. at FFHS starting on Oct. 5. Open to all ages, there is a $20 yearly fee or $2 per night (drop-ins welcome) and no pre-registration is required.

“Tracks in the Snow,” an exhibit detailing the Muslim experience in Minnesota, is running until Oct. 5 at the Backus Community Center in International Falls. A reception also is planned for Friday, Oct. 5 from 7-8:30 p.m., which is free and open to the public.

The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Thief River Falls Norskies in SIJHL action on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, $5 for those 12 and under, and free for those under five.

The Fort Frances Fire & Rescue Service will hold its fall Fire Safety Day on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Canadian Tire. Fire trucks will be on hand, along with information booths and displays, giveaways, and draws for fire safety prizes.

The Daily Bulletin will not be published on Monday, Oct. 8. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Local MPP Greg Rickford's constituency office, located at 279 Scott St., Unit 1, will hold its grand opening on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

The Fort Frances Museum is hosting “Coffee Breaks & Old Photos" each Tuesday in October from 1-3 p.m. The theme for Oct. 9 is "Open for business.”

Town council will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Civic Centre (one day later than usual due to the Thanksgiving holiday). It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at 5:30 p.m.

The Legion Ladies' Auxiliary will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 10 starting at 6 p.m. with a potluck supper upstairs at the Legion, followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Please bring along a non-perishable food item for the hamper being raffled off at the Remembrance Day tea.

“The Longest Night of the Year," featuring a sidewalk "sleep-out” on Scott Street to raise awareness and funds on the local homelessness problem, will be held Friday, Oct. 12 from 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Anyone who would like to register, pick up pledge forms, or ask questions about the event can call 274-3871.

The La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary will hold a fall harvest tea, also featuring a bake table, cookie walk, white elephant table, and a door prize, on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 2-4 p.m. at the New Beginnings Fellowship Church. Admission is $5 and everyone is welcome.

A listening session for those interested in singing in this year's Christmas cantata is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the New Beginnings Fellowship on Mill Road. For more info, call Diane Maxey at 274-7309.

The Valley Adult Learning Association will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. in its office located at 241 C Second St. E. (old high school). Everyone is welcome to attend.

Irish Mythen will open the 2018-19 season of “Tour de Fort” on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Townshend Theatre. Passports for the six-show season cost $110 until Sept. 1 and then $135 after that date. Less than 150 passports are still available, which can be purchased at From the Grind Up on Scott Street or online at www.tourdefort.com

A fall turkey supper, hosted by the St. John's Anglican Church Auxiliary, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 5-7 p.m. at St. John's. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for children aged six-10, with kids five and under being free. Everyone welcome!

“Monday at the Manor,” a two-act comedy dinner theatre written and directed by Tracy Gibson, will be performed Oct. 18-20 at La Place Rendez-Vous. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and the play to follow. Tickets cost $45 each (cash or cheque only), which are available at the Rendez-Vous.

The Riverside Foundation for Health Care's annual fall gala, this year entitled “Fiesta like there's no manana,” will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. Cocktails are at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6. Tickets cost $55 each, which are available by calling 274-4803.

The Fort Frances Native Urban/Wahkaihganun Futures Corp. will hold its annual general meeting on Monday, Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. Everyone is welcome. For more info, call 274-8530.

The Valley Adult Learning Association is holding free fall courses on Microsoft Word and Excel, Power Point, and Circuit Training starting the week of Oct. 23. Class sizes are limited. For more info or to register, call 274-3553 or visit www.vala.ca

The Associates of Ste. Marguerite d'Youville will be holding its annual coat drive on Oct. 24-25 from 1-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station). Drop-off days will be Oct. 22-23 from 1-4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to stop by.

“Jimmy the Janitor” will perform as a fundraiser for the 908 Rainy Lake Air Cadets Squadron on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre (doors open at 6:30). Tickets cost $25 each, which are available at Fort Frances General Supply and Cloverleaf in Emo.

The local Knights of Columbus is seeking community donors to sponsor its 2018 “Coats 4 Kids” campaign now through Oct. 31. For more information, contact Nathan Cousineau at 276-7142 or e-mail cousineau017@gmail.com

The Friends of the Fort Frances Museum will hold its seventh-annual wine-and-cheese fundraiser, this year entitled “Novemberfest,” on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the museum. It also will feature beer, hors d'oeuvres, live music, games, and an auction. Tickets cost $30 in advance (available at the museum) and $35 at the door.

“Monday at the Manor,” a two-act comedy dinner theatre written and directed by Tracy Gibson, will be performed Friday, Nov. 2 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Rainy River. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and the play to follow. Tickets cost $35 each (cash or cheque only), which are available at Kreger Sales & Service.

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