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Posted on: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 13:01

The 2017 Business & Community Expo goes today (April 21) from 4-9 p.m. and again Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Admission is $3 per person, with children 12 and under being free.

“Spring Fever Days” continues today and tomorrow (April 21-22) in Emo. See page A1 of the special edition published with Wednesday's Times for the full schedule of events.

“Bail or Jail,” presented by the Fort Frances Voyageurs Lions Club, will be held Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce's trade show.

Sunflower starter kits will be given out at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre on Saturday, April 22 in conjunction with Earth Day. Stop by the library from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. to get a free starter kit, and also take the photo booth challenge so you can chart your sunflower's growth over the course of the summer.

Blue Spruce “Celebrity Storytime" will be held Saturday, April 22 at 11 a.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. Enjoy local celebrities as they read aloud to children and parents, with the "Friends of the Library” providing snacks. Everyone is urged to stay and vote for their favourite story.

“Magic the Gathering: Pre-release Amonkhet,” presented by the Library Players League, will be held Saturday, April 22 at the Fort Frances Public Library. Registration is at 10:30 a.m., with the tournament starting at 11 a.m. The entry fee is $35.

“A Cinderella Tea,” presented by St. John's Anglican Church, will be held Saturday, April 22 from 2-4 p.m. There will be fancy sandwiches and dainties, as well as a bake table and gift basket draw, along with special guests Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children, with those three and under being free.

The La Vallee Fire Fighters Association will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday, April 22 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Devlin Hall. Tickets, which are available from any La Vallee firefighter, as well as at the municipal office, cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Funds raised will go to the purchase of self-contained breathing apparatus.

A “glow-in-the-dark” Zumba fundraiser for Canada Day activities here will be held Saturday, April 22 in the auditorium at the Memorial Sports Centre. The kids' class, which costs $7 per child, will run from 6-7 p.m., followed by an adult class ($10) from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free glow stick with entry fee (wear white) and there also will be a smoothie bar. For more info, contact or any Fun in the Sun committee member.

The Fort Frances Choraliers will perform their Easter cantata, this year entitled “Champion of Love,” on Sunday, April 23 at 3 p.m. at the New Beginnings Fellowship and again on Sunday, April 30 at 3 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in International Falls. The concerts will be fundraisers for a new sound system for the group and free-will offerings will be accepted. A bake sale also will be held in conjunction with the cantata performance here.

The FFMHA Awards Night will be held Sunday, April 23 at the arena auditorium. IP and Novice are at 5:15 p.m., followed by Atom, PeeWee, Bantam, and Midget at 6:30 p.m. Player suppers provided, with individual and team awards to be presented. Admission is free.

“TerZETTO," the final show of the 2016-17 season for "Kids & Co.,” will take to the stage Monday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Tickets are available at the door for $12 each, with children three and under admitted free. Passports for the 2017-18 season also will be available for $35.

The FFMHA annual general meeting will be held Tuesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena boardroom.

The Fine Line Art Gallery's annual spring art show, this year entitled “Then and Now,” will open Friday, April 28 from noon-7 p.m.

The Legion Ladies' Auxiliary will hold its next monthly supper—featuring a ham dinner and all the fixings—on Friday, April 28 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) A 50/50 draw also will be held. The cost is $15/person, with take-outs available by calling 274-3772.

An open studio for children and families (drama and art), led by Lauren Hyatt, will be held Saturday, April 29 from 1-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Museum. Admission is $2/child or $5/families.

A roast beef supper, hosted by the St. John's Anglican Church Auxiliary, will be held Wednesday, May 3 from 5-7 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $7 for children aged five-10 (those four and under are free). Everyone welcome!

The FFGWHA annual general meeting will take place Wednesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at the Ice For Kids boardroom.

Fort High presents the musical “Mary Poppins” on May 3-6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre (doors open at 6:30). Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors, which are available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts and at the door.

A three-hour training session on auditory hallucinations, presented by the Fort Frances branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association in conjunction with Mental Health Week, will be held Thursday, May 4 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Northwest Community Legal Clinic (206 Scott St.) To register, contact Nancy Daley-Fulton at 274-2347 ext. 207 or via e-mail at (space is limited to 12 participants).

The 10th-annual Gun & Hobby Show will take place Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club. There also will be a kids' area, as well as a bake sale and draws. Admission is $5.

The annual spring ladies' luncheon, hosted by the Riverside Foundation for Health Care, will be held Sunday, May 7 from noon-2 p.m. in the Robert Moore School gym. This year's theme is “Birthday Bash," and the event will include a buffet lunch, dessert, a silent auction, draws, prizes, and a special "Birthday Boutique.” Tickets cost $20 each, which are available at McTaggarts and From the Grind Up, or by calling 274-4803 (reservations for tables of eight also available). All funds raised will go towards a Moleculite device.

Ongoing Spanish classes (90 minutes long) will run every Wednesday at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the VALA office at 241C Second St. E. (old high school). These are open to anyone.