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Posted on: Friday, October 27, 2017 - 13:01

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary will hold its next monthly supper—featuring roast beef and all the fixings—today (Oct. 27) at 5:30 p.m. at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). A 50/50 draw also will be held. Admission is $15/person, with take-outs available by calling 274-3772.

Muskie Theatre presents “Young Frankenstein,” a play adaptation of the classic Gene Wilder/Mel Brooks movie, today and Saturday (Oct. 27-28) at 7 p.m. in the Townshend Theatre. Tickets, which cost $7 for adults and $5 for students/seniors, are available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts and at the door.

The Muskie girls' hockey team will host its annual “Scott Clendenning Memorial Showcase” this weekend at the Ice For Kids Arena, with Fort High's first game set for today (Oct. 27) at 7:15 p.m. versus the Thunder Bay Queens. Then they'll play Saturday, Oct. 28 against the Kenora Broncos (12:15 p.m.) and Thunder Bay Fury (6:15 p.m.) before wrapping up play Sunday, Oct. 29 at 1:15 p.m. against the Dryden Eagles. Admission is $5/day or $10/weekend for adults, $3/day or $6/weekend for seniors, and $2 for youths aged 13-18 (those 12 and under are free). Season passes also will be honoured for entry.

The “Keep It Hanging Around" fundraiser to refurbish the "Owandem” tugboat concludes Saturday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. sharp at the Fort Frances Museum. This is the last chance to bid on treasured art pieces on display there. Refreshments also served.

“Trunk or Treat” is set for Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. Register to be a participating trunk in this year's event at, with prizes being awarded to the best ones (trucks will be able to be set up starting at 3 p.m.) Questions? Call 274-9879.

Turn your pumpkin blue and you could win a prize on Hallowe'en night. “When Eagles Fly" once again will be handing out prizes to random blue pumpkins while the team of youths patrol the streets of Fort Frances on Oct. 31 (blue pumpkins represent saying "no” to bullying).

The Friends of the Fort Frances Museum will hold their sixth-annual wine-and-cheese fundraiser, this year entitled “Novemberfest,” on Thursday, Nov. 2 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 From the Grind Up, and $35 at the door.

The Rainy River Cattlemen's Association will hold its final cattle sale of 2017 on Saturday, Nov. 4 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Stratton sales barn. For more info, contact manager James Gibson at 487-2731 or 271-2005 (cell), via e-mail at, or at the sales barn (483-5354).

The Alberton rec committee presents its annual “Holiday Bazaar” on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Alberton municipal office.

Tipping fees will be waived at the Fort Frances landfill on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for yard and garden waste only.

A bus trip is planned to see the hit musical, “Finding Neverland,” on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis. The bus will leave from the Falls High School parking lot at 5:30 a.m. Tickets cost $120 (U.S.) each, which includes the performance and transportation, with only 54 tickets available (all ages welcome). To register, call 1-218-283-2571 ext. 186 or drop by the community Education Office (located at door #5 at Falls High School). You must pay upon registering to hold your spot.

The annual Remembrance Day Tea will be held Sunday, Nov. 5 from 2-4 p.m. at the Legion. There will be baking, a candy table, cookie walk, cabbage rolls, meat pies, perogies, and numerous draws, as well as the new “Pick-A-Poppy.” A 50/50 draw also will be held. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children under seven.

Knox United Church will hold a Christmas bazaar and luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. There also will be a bake table and cookie walk. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for kids aged five-12 (those four and under are free).

The Fine Line Art Gallery will hold its annual “Christmas Extravaganza” beginning with an open house on Sunday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more info, call 274-2242 or drop by 529 Mowat Ave.

“Radio Bingo,” presented by Fort Frances Girls' Hockey, is held Mondays at 7 p.m. on B•93 The Border. Buy 6-Ups for $10, with cards available at Windey's Food Market, CC Complex, Rainy Lake Sports, Maddy's Convenience, Einar's, From the Grind Up, The Place, Dev-Lynne's, and Cloverleaf.

Open studios for children and families, featuring instructor L. Hyatt, will run from 1-4 p.m. on the last Saturday of the month at the Fort Frances Museum. These drop-in sessions cost $2 per child or $5 for families. Questions? Call Sherri at 274-7891.