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A Christmas Eve service will be held Sunday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church on Morrison Crescent (located behind the Copper River Inn).

The annual community Christmas dinner will be held Monday, Dec. 25 from noon-2 p.m. at Knox United Church, with the Fort Frances Choraliers providing some festive songs beginning at 1 p.m. Admission is free and everyone is welcome! Meals on Wheels will be available starting at 11 a.m. but you must call June Caul at 274-2209 no later than today (Dec. 22) to have one delivered.

The Daily Bulletin will not be published on Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26. Merry Christmas, everyone!

The annual Boxing Day squash 'A' Open will be held Tuesday, Dec. 26 at the Memorial Sports Centre. The first matches are scheduled for 9 a.m., with the final set for 4 p.m. Spectators welcome.

The “Medicine Cabinet Cleanout,” a project of the Rainy River District Substance Abuse Prevention Team, continues through Friday, Dec. 29. Bring your outdated prescription and non-prescription medications to any local pharmacy and receive a ballot to enter a draw to win one of two $100 gift baskets.

The annual “Polar Plunge,” organized by the Voyageur Lions Club of Fort Frances, once again will be held on New Year's Day on Sand Bay (behind La Place Rendez-Vous). For more info or to get pledge sheets, call Bill Michl at 276-1334.

The Valley Adult Learning Association will hold a course on conversational English (listening, speaking, and writing skills) for newcomers to Canada. It will run Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-noon from Jan. 9-Feb. 15 at 241 C on Second St. E. (old high school). To register, call 274-3553 or e-mail

The 38th-annual “Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard" 5K and 10K races will be held Saturday, Jan. 20 in conjunction with "Icebox Days” festivities in International Falls. Group discounts available, with early-bird registration at www. ending Dec. 31. Other festival events include the Frostbite Falls Open, frozen turkey bowling, youth and adult smoosh races, a boot hockey tournament, chili challenge, and a winter fireworks display.

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