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Posted on: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 13:01

The Rainy River Cattlemen's Association will hold its next cattle sale Saturday, Oct. 21 starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Stratton sales barn. For more info, contact barn manager James Gibson at 487-2731 or 271-2005 (cell), via e-mail at, or call the sales barn at 483-5354.

The “Luncheon of Hope," a biennial event presented by the Rainy River District Breast Health Network, will be held Saturday, Oct. 21 at La Place Rendez-Vous. A mix-and-mingle will start at 11:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon at noon. "The Butterfly Story" also will be presented, along with the "Quilt for a Cure” draw and attendance prizes. Tickets cost $25 each, which are available at Pharmasave, Shoppers Drug Mart, La Verendrye Hospital (Administration and Outpatient Services), and the Emo and Rainy River Health Centres. For more info, call 274-4817.

An open art studio to make Hallowe'en masks using plaster cast will be held Saturday, Oct. 21 from noon-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Museum. This free activity is being put on by Community Living Fort Frances and District. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Thief River Falls Norskies in SIJHL action on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 for kids 12 and under.

Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, Oct. 23 at the Civic Centre. It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at 5:30 p.m.

“Kids & Company" returns for its 2017-18 season with "Raw Metal” (a troupe of male dancers from Australia) on Monday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Season passes cost $35 each, with individual tickets costing $10.50 in advance and $12 at the door (kids three and under are free). Season passes are available at the Fort Frances Public Library, Betty's, Revco Carpet, and the door while individual tickets can be purchased in advance online at

“Radio Bingo,” presented by Fort Frances Girls' Hockey, will be 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.

The Associates of Ste. Marguerite d'Youville will be holding its annual coat drive Oct. 25-26 from 1-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station). Drop-off days will be Oct. 23-24 from 1-4 p.m. Everyone welcome!

The Canadian Cattlemen's Association will hold a town hall-style meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 6-9 p.m. at the Millennium Hall in Stratton. Cocktails will be held first from 4-5 p.m., followed by a complimentary dinner at 5 p.m.

CUPE Local #65 will hold a general membership meeting Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station).

Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting Thursday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at the Emo Health Centre.

Muskie Theatre presents “Young Frankenstein,” a play adaptation of the classic Gene Wilder/Mel Brooks movie, on Oct. 26-28 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.

“Pumpkin Pride,” an LGBTQ2A social mixer presented by Borderland Pride, is set for Thursday, Oct. 26 from 7-10 p.m. at From the Grind Up (122 Scott St.) This is an all-ages event and admission is free. Questions can be directed to

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary will hold its next monthly supper—featuring roast beef and all the fixings—on Friday, 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.

“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).

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.

The “Keep It Hanging Around” fundraiser will run through the month of October at the Fort Frances Museum. Donate gently-used decorative pieces for the silent auction, then stop by often and bid on decor you like. Winners will be drawn each Tuesday at 4 p.m.

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.

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.