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Museum winter workshops for adults are starting soon, beginning with cupcake decorating (instructed by M. Spooner) on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 1-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Museum. Cost is $8. That will be followed by “Glass Suncatchers” (instructed by C. Pruys) on Monday, Jan. 22 from 6-8 p.m. at From the Grind Up, with the cost being $50. Book early at 274-7891 as classes fill up fast (you must pay one week prior to hold your spot). Questions? Call Sherry at 274-7891.

The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Thunder Bay North Stars in SIJHL action on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 for those 12 and under.

The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Thief River Falls Norskies in SIJHL action on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 for those 12 and under.

CUPE Local 65 will hold a general membership meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau.

Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting Thursday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at La Verendrye Hospital.

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary will held its next monthly supper—featuring pork cutlets—Friday, Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). Tickets cost $16/person (note the new price) and everyone is welcome, with take-outs available by calling 274-3772. A 50/50 draw also will be held.

A clothing drive for gently-used women's business attire, being collected for the upcoming “Dress for Work” cause, will be held Saturday, Jan. 27 from noon-4 p.m. at Curvy Chick (256 Scott St.) For more info, call Jennifer at 270-6859.

Kids & Company presents Dufflebag Theatre's “The Three Musketeers” on Monday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Tickets cost $10.50 in advance, available online at, and $12 at the door (kids three and under are free). For more info, call Tara at 271-0320.

The SIJHL 2018 Showcase, presented by the Seven Generations Education Institute and Flint House, is coming to Fort Frances on Jan. 30-Jan. 31. Games on the Tuesday will feature Minnesota vs. Dryden (1 p.m.), English River vs. Thief River Falls (4:15 p.m.), and the Lakers vs. Thunder Bay, with Wednesday's games featuring Thunder Bay vs. English River (1 p.m.), Thief River Falls vs. Minnesota (4:15 p.m.), and the Lakers vs. Dryden (7:30 p.m.) Admission is $25 for a day pass or $12 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 for those 12 and under per game.

An open house and registration night for the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts is slated for Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 6-8 p.m. in the Shaw Room at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Come sign up to compete in the festival and have your questions answered. There also will be a bake sale and a draw prize.

The annual “Forget Me Not” dinner, hosted by the Kenora-Rainy River Alzheimer Society, will be held Saturday, Feb. 3 at La Place Rendez-Vous, with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The guest speaker is Dr. Barry Campbell while Entyrely Mac will provide live entertainment. Tickets, which cost $50 each or $400 for a table of eight (includes a $25 charitable tax receipt), are available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts, by calling 1-807-468-1516 or 1-800-682-0245, or e-mailing

The PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise is hosting a free session about women in politics and running for an elected position on Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the local Confederation College campus (adjacent to Fort Frances High School). Register at or

The FMG Ice Dragons Challenge, hosted by the International Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Club, will be held Saturday, Feb. 17 from 3-9 p.m. on the ice by La Place Rendez-Vous. The course is 200 metres long and there will be three divisions: men's, women's, and mixed. There are 10 people per team (ages 12+) and the registration fee is $500/team. Register as a team or individual before Feb. 9. For more info or to sign up, e-mail or visit

A seniors' Bingo, sponsored by the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club, is held at the Fort Frances Senior Centre (Sister Kennedy Centre) on Fridays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The cost is $2 per card, with the jackpot game being $1 per card.

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