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The Riverside Foundation for Healthcare is selling 50/50 tickets to raise funds for medical equipment and other critical supplies. To buy your ticket online, visit riversidefoundation.ca. Estimated prize is currently $14,312, but the more tickets sold, the bigger the pot will get! The grand prize draw will be made Monday, September 7 at 5:00 p.m..

Attention Bowlers! Join us at Plaza Lanes for the Thursday Afternoon Bowling League beginning Sept. 10 at 12:30 p.m. Bowling starts at 1:00 p.m. and is open to male and female bowlers of all ages. COVID-19 safety is in place and masks are mandatory. For more information or to register call Debbie at 274-9160.

The Municipal Hazardous and Special Waste Day for Fort Frances and the Rainy River District will be taking place Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Public Works yard at 900 Wright Ave. Many items including batteries, antifreeze and paint will be accepted. For more information visit www.fortfrances.ca/town/operations-facilities/landfill-site.

The Rainy River Baudette Border Lions Club is selling tickets for it’s annual raffle. The grand prize is a 21-foot pontoon boat, trailer and motor package. Tickets can be bought online by e-mailing RRBBLions@gmail.com.

The Rainy Lake Market runs each Thursday, from 10 a.m. To 3 p.m., at Rainy Lake Square, featuring local venders and crafters.

The Fort Frances Public Library now offers curbside pick-up. Place your chosen items on hold by calling 274-9879, Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or e-mail ffpltc@gmail.com. When your item is ready, you’ll be contacted. Pick-up is available from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call from your car for parking lot delivery. Please return borrowed items to the drop box during regular library hours, to prevent a backlog of work for library staff.

The Valley Adult Learning Association is offering a variety of free online courses for adults age 19 or older. The courses are available in live format or independent learning modules, and technology supports may be available for those who meet criteria. For more information or course descriptions call Barb or Kim at 274-3553, or email vala@jam21.net

Seven Generations Education Institute has organized a free online light yoga class for students, staff and community members. Everyone is welcome! All skill levels can participate. The sessions are Thursdays at noon. Email Andrea Sweigard at andreas@7generations.org for the online meeting link and instructions.

The Fort Frances Public Library will be posting online storytime videos on their Facebook page every Wednesday. Join Miss Sam as she shares storytime with you over the internet.

Fort Frances Rocks is a Facebook community designated for people in and around Fort Frances to paint, hide, discover and share unique and fun rock art. Check out the page for some guidelines for taking part in painting you own rocks or finding other contributors rocks in the community.

A Friendly Voice is a phoneline for adults aged 55+, who feel lonely and isolated, so they can have a conversation with someone who understands. Residents of Ontario can call 1-855-892-9991.

Anishinaabemodaa - Waking up Ojibwe - is a partnership between Seven Generations Institute, SayitFirst and the Rainy River District School Board. Their Facebook page posts videos and other resources to give First Nations kids, a way to hear and learn their own language.

The Fort Frances EarlyON Child and Family Centre has been posting fun craft and activity ideas on their Facebook page, that families can do at home.

The Emo EarlyON Child and Family Centre is placing craft kits outside the centre each week. Check them out on Facebook to see what’s new.

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