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Posted on: Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 13:01

A session on the future of health care, hosted by the North West LHIN, will be held today (May 3) from 5:30-8 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. For more info or to confirm your participation, contact Nuala McKee at 1-807-684-9425 ext. 2024 or via e-mail at nuala.mckee@lhins.on.ca

Fort Frances High School presents “Monty Python's Spamalot” again today through Saturday (May 3-5) at 7:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Tickets, available at Northwoods Gallery & Gift and at the door, cost $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.

The annual “Gun and Hobby Show” will be held Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club (appraisals available). Admission is $5. For more info, call 275-7523.

An open house to kick off the annual spring art show at the Fine Line Gallery will be held Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This year's theme is “Teal.” Drop by 529 Mowat Ave. to see the artwork (much of which will be for sale) and enjoy some refreshments.

A Mother's Day luncheon and pie/dessert sale will be held Saturday, May 5 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at McMillan Hall (Knox United Church). Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children aged seven and up, and $2 for kids aged six and under.

A tea and bake sale will be held Saturday, May 5 from 1-3 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit (824 Victoria Ave.) Admission is a donation to their outreach projects. All are welcome—and bring a friend!

“Hearing voices that are distressing,” a free three-hour interactive workshop, will be held Monday, May 7 from 9 a.m.-noon and again from 1-4 p.m. at the NCDS office at 304 Scott St. (participants only attend one session and this workshop is not recommended for people who hear voices). Pre-registration is required by calling the Fort Frances CMHA at 274-2347 ext. 207. For more info, contact Charlene Strain via e-mail at cstrain@cmhaff.ca

The Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts presents its annual “Highlights” concert on Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Admission is $5/person.

The Voice of the Martyrs Canada presents a one-man play, entitled “Solitary Refinement,” on Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo. Admission is free but contributions gladly accepted. For ages 13+. For more info, contact www.vomcanada.com/touring

“SafeTALK,” a workshop designed to raise suicide alertness among community members, will be held Wednesday, May 9 from noon-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library and again Thursday, May 10 from 6-9 p.m. at NCDS (304 Scott St.) Admission is free but pre-registration is required by contacting Char Strain at 274-2347 ext. 207 (leave message) or via e-mail at cstrain@cmhaff.ca

A roast beef supper, hosted by the St. John's Anglican Church Auxiliary, is planned for Wednesday, May 9 from 5-7 p.m. at St. John's. Admission is $15 for adults and $7 for children aged five-10 (those under five are free). Everyone is welcome!

The Fort Frances Curling Club will hold its annual meeting and election of officers on Wednesday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at the club. All members are encouraged to attend.

Canadian fiddle champion Scott Wood and his band presents “Fiddling up a Storm” on Wednesday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion in Emo (doors open at 6 p.m.) Tickets cost $25 for adults and $10 for children, which are available at the Emo Legion or by calling toll-free 1-855-726-8896.

“Reflections of Realism: Art by Cher” will run until May 10 in the main floor gallery of the Fort Frances Museum. Enter the draw for one of Cher's prints.

The annual Ducks Unlimited banquet will be held Friday, May 11 at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30. Tickets, which cost $50 each or two for $90, are available at the Fort Frances Times office (116 First St. E.)

Tipping fees will be waived at the local landfill—for yard and garden waste only—on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wear jeans and donate $5, a breast cancer fundraiser organized by Cure Foundation.com, will be held Tuesday, May 15 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the committee room at the Civic Centre (downstairs).

The Mill Alumni (formerly the “Oldtimers Club”) will hold its annual banquet on Thursday, May 24 at the local Legion, starting with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Tickets, which cost $30 each and must be purchased by May 14, are available at the Sister Kennedy Centre and From the Grind Up. They also are available by calling Ed (274-5237), Herman (274-9529) Al (486-0360), Don (274-9139), Robert (274-6435), or Stan (274-5083).

The Emo Walleye Classic runs May 24-26, with the entry fee being $500/team. Download a registration form at www.emowalleye.com

The “Friends of the Library” will hold its annual book sale on Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. Donations welcome (drop books off at the library the week prior to the sale). Proceeds to benefit the local library.

The Northwest Training and Adjustment Board will hold is annual general meeting on Monday, June 4 at 2:30 p.m. at the Best Western Plus in Dryden. R.S.V.P. by May 22 to ntabagm18.eventbrite.ca or by calling 1-807-223-3813.

“Relay for Life" will be held Saturday, June 23 from 4-10:30 p.m. at the new Rainy Lake Square in downtown Fort Frances. Teams are urged to sing up today by contacting organizer Monica Sus at 274-7043 or by dropping by the "Welcome Home” Fort Frances Family Centre (272 Scott St.) on Monday to Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Devlin Youth Baseball is looking for players aged four-seven (T-ball), eight-10, and 11-14, with the cost being $30 per player (guaranteed two games/week). Limited to the first 18 players per division. For more info or to register, contact Leeanne at the Devlin municipal office (486-3452) or Rosanne at 274-5373 or via e-mail at rfarmer@fortfrances.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.

The Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association is accepting applications for house league and 'AA' coaches, as well as league conveners. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 18.