The Fort Frances KCs are hosting a PeeWee ‘AA’ tournament today through Sunday at the Memorial Sports Centre.

The annual “Penny for your thoughts” weigh-in, in support of the local Alzheimer Society, goes today (Jan. 19) until 5 p.m. and again tomorrow (Jan. 20) from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Canadian Tire.

A Chinese New Year’s dinner, hosted by the Columbus Club, is slated for today (Jan. 19) at the St. Mary’s Church hall. A social will start at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults, with children 12 and under free. They are available at the parish office.

The NHL Legends will play Hopper’s Bruins tonight (Jan. 19) at 8 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena. Tickets cost $15 in advance, which are available at Skates & Blades, Cooper Chiropractic, Lakeland Personnel, Bob Mainville, and Bruins’ players. Proceeds to go towards the CT Scanner fundraising campaign.

The Muskie boys’ hockey team will host the Eveleth-Gilbert Golden Bears in exhibition action Saturday, Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena. (Note: the game between the Fort Frances Canadians and the Golden Bears’ junior varsity team has been cancelled).

Icebox Radio Theatre will stage “Dogwatch” (based on the books by local author Mary Casanova) on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Backus Auditorium in International Falls. There also will be a live performance by the band “Sloughgrass.” Tickets cost $7 for adults, $3 for children eight and under, and $25 per family (available at Betty’s, Backus, and Espresso Lane).

The second-annual “Chefs Charitable Dinner & Auction,” hosted by the district Alzheimer Society, will be held Sunday, Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Tickets cost $50 each (a $25 tax receipt will be issued), which are available now at the Adventure Inn, Emo Inn, La Flambée, and Lee Garden, or by calling 1-800-682-0245.

Those interested in volunteering to start a local chapter of KidSport, a program created to help disadvantaged kids participate in sports, are invited to a meeting Monday, Jan. 22 from noon-1 p.m. at the Northwestern Health Unit office (396 Scott St.) For more info, call Elaine at 274-9827.

Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Centre. The committee of the whole meets first at 5.

Celeste’s and The Den will donate $2 to the “Just Imagine” campaign for a CT Scanner at La Verendrye from every service purchased there on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

The Rainy River Future Development Corp. is holding a “How to Start a Small Business” seminar on Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 6-9 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. Call 274-3276 to register.

A winter “pops” concert, featuring the Borderland Community Orchestra, will be held Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Backus Community Centre in International Falls. Suggested donation is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12, and $25 per family. Tickets available at the Fort Frances Public Library and at the door. Rides available by calling 1-218-285-7225.

“Families Learning Together,” a series of workshops and guest speakers organized by the Rainy River District School Board, will be held Thursday, Jan. 25 from 4:30-8 p.m. at J.W. Walker School (Fort Frances), Donald Young (Emo), Riverview (Rainy River), and North Star (Atikokan). There also will be a supper and giveaways, and free child care will be available.

Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. will hold its next open board meeting Thursday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the boardroom at La Verendrye Hospital.

The annual “Sweetheart Baby Contest,” organized by Beta Sigma Phi (Alpha Upsilon chapter), is accepting the first 20 entries, which must be received by Friday, Jan. 26 at Betty’s. The photos then will be displayed at The Place from Jan. 27-Feb. 11. Entry fee is $2, with proceeds going to the “Just Imagine” campaign for a CT Scanner at La Verendrye Hospital.

Koochiching Hospice and Respite will hold training for new volunteers on Friday, Jan. 26 from 1-5 p.m. over in International Falls. Anyone interested in this rewarding opportunity is asked to call 1-218-283-7058 to sign up. You can attend, then decide if you wish to volunteer.

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