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Posted on: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 13:01

Due to the Good Friday holiday, the Times will be closed tomorrow (April 14) and there will be no Bulletin published. We will open as usual and resume publishing on Monday, April 17.

The annual “Easter Market,” featuring Lowey's Greenhouse and Market Garden, will be held Saturday, April 15 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Copper River Inn. More than 30 vendors will be on hand.

The annual “Easter Egg-Stravaganza,” hosted by the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club, will be held Saturday, April 15 starting at 11 a.m. on Scott Street. Pick up a map at the museum courtyard and go from business to business to collect candy. There also will be prizes, photos with the Easter Bunny at Lidkea Optometry (bring your own camera), and more! Donations of non-perishable food items also will be accepted.

The 2017 Business & Community Expo will take place April 21-22 at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The expo will run from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. on the Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the Saturday. Admission is $3 per person, with children 12 and under being free.

The spring cattle sale will be held Saturday, April 22 at the Stratton Sales Barn. Sale starts at 8:30 a.m. Protocol cattle will sell at 1 p.m.

“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.

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

An open studio for children and families (drama and art), led by Lauren Hyatt, will be held Saturday, April 22 from 1-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Museum. Admission is $2/child or $5/families.

“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 on 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. Wear white. Free glow stick with entry fee. 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 on Sunday, April 23 at the arena auditorium. IP and Novice at 5:15 p.m., Atom, PeeWee, Bantam and Midget at 6:30 p.m. Player suppers provided. Individual and team awards will be presented. No admission charge.

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

The FFMHA annual general meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the Ice for Kids Arena conference room.

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. Artists are urged to submit their work by April 17, with the entry fee being $10. For more info, call 274-2242 or drop by 529 Mowat Ave.

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.

“Through your lens,” a photo contest hosted by Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak, is now accepting submissions. To apply, e-mail your photos to or by mail (postage free) to Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament, 950 Valour Building, Ottawa, Ont., K1A 0A6. The deadline for entries is May 1.

The FFGWHA 2017 annual general meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. in the IFK board room at the Memorial Sportsplex.

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.

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 are 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.