FORT FRANCES & Rainy River District

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The OC Band Cultural Presentation at the Library

Join the celebration with music, stories and the Cross Roads Youth Hand Drum Group at the Fort Frances Public Library

Family Movie - Arthur Christmas

Join us on the 1st Saturday of the month for a Family Movie in the Children's Department.  Check our website for what movie is playing, or call the movie hotline @ 274-9879.

Musicomica with Mark LaBelle

Mark LaBelle will be bringing his show "Musicomica" to Cornell Farms on August 30th. It will be an evening of musical comedy and good old fashioned fun. Check out www.marklabelle.com for more information on this multi-talented performer. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and will be available from Tompkins Hardware, Emo and the Fort Frances Library beginning July 16th.

Quest for the Best

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that they will once again partner with the Fort Frances Bass Tournament to host “Quest for the Best” local singing competition. This annual event is brought to you by 93.1 The Border and the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce and will be held on Friday, July 21 under the big tent at the Bass Championship.

Choraliers Christmas Cantata

The Christmas story told, in music!

For more information please contact Diane Maxey at: 274-7309

Movie Matinee - Love Actually

Join us for a showing of a holiday favourite "Love Acutually" starring Hugh Grant.  2h 13 min. / Rated R.

 

Paddle into the New Year

Free meal including wild rice burgers, •Prizes throughout the afternoon • Activites for Children and Adults (beading, dot art, jigging, make and take bannock & spoons) • Metis Nation of Ontario program information

Author Visit

Author Visit with Alex A. 

Alex is an author/illustrator of many graphic novels for kids, in both french and english.  Pizza and refreshments will be provided by Friends of the Library

Indoor Planetarium

The Science North Team will bring their portable indoor planetarium to the Library  : Under the Same Stars, Minwaadiziwin. Through this portable planetarium experience, visitors will learn about the Indigenous worldview.  They will leave the planetarium with an understanding of common constellations visible in the night sky and the Anishinaabe stories that define them.

Please register online at www.fort-frances.com/library

This is a free community event

Choraliers Christmas Cantata

A Christmas Story, narrated with vocals! A fundraising bake sale, will also be held, with proceeds going towards the purchase of new music!

For more information, please contact Diane Maxey at: 274-7309

Book signing for: DIRE NEEDS-DIRE STRAITS

Today marks the debut of my book dealing with two vastly contrasting forms of education that were prevalent in our area starting in 1930. Times were difficult during the Depression but determination brought the subjects of this book through these years of turmoil. Their stories impact our area to this day. It is a story of ups and downs. It covers all the emotions from happiness and joy to anguish and resolve. Most of the readers will be surprised to know that my story starts in Miscampbell Township.

Mark Reeves at Cornell Farms

Mark Reeves, one of the world's best-known roots artists, will be performing at Cornell Farms on June 11, 2018 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. They will be on sale April 30, 2018 at the Fort Frances Public Library and Tompkins Hardward, Emo. It iwll be a great night of R & B.

Paint Nite for Heart & Stroke

Join us for a night of FUN-draising and Drinking creatively!

Your hosts Stephanie & John will guide you through every step

of the painting while sharing a lot of laughs..and a few drinks!

Choraliers Christmas Cantata

A Christmas Story narrated with vocals!

For more information, please contact Diane Maxey at: 274-7309

LaVerendrye Hosp. Auxiliary Combined Aux. Christmas Luncheon

Combined Auxiliary Christmas Luncheon for LaVerendrye, Emo and Rainy River Hosp. Aux and Rainycrest Aux. @20 per person Tickets available atLaVerendrye Hosp Gift Shop, Pharmasave and Shoppers until Friday Dec.8 at noon

FF Legion / The CCR Band

The CCR Band. A tribute to the music of CCR & John Fogerty

February 16, 8:00pm upstairs at the Legion. Tickets are $25.00 and are available downstairs in the Clubroom

Paint Nite for Heart & Stroke

Join us for a night of FUN-draising and Drinking creatively!

Your hosts Stephanie & John will guide you through every step

of the painting while sharing a lot of laughs..and a few drinks!

Teddy Roosevelt as portrayed by Joe Wiegand

Joe Wiegand is considered the world's premiere Theodore Roosevelt reprisor. As an actor and historian, Joe's portrayals of Theodore Roosevelt in live performances, such as those in Medora, ND, have people wondering if Teddy Roosevelt has come back to life! Theodore Roosevelt was a soldier and statesman, explorer and scientist, historian and author. Our youngest president, he personified a vigorous nation on the cusp of the American Century.

Music for the Christmas Season

Rainy River Community Choir under the Direction of Laurie Pentney

Bible OneSixty / The Q830 Book Tour

Join Author & Speaker Ross Breitkreuz as he takes listeners on a narrative journey through the Bible. Exeprience the Bible as one fluid story and discover a book you'd be crazy not to read. Religious or irreligious, this event will be powerful, inspiring, and entertaining. People think they know the Bible, but they've never read it like this...

Festival Highlights concert

The Rainy River District Festival for the Performing Arts Committee is pleased to invite everyone to celebrate the success of all of our talented participants!  
The Festival Highlights concert will be held on Tuesday May 8 at the FFHS Townshend Theatre beginning at 6pm. Admission is $5 per person.

Joey Landreth Concert

Joey Landreth will be performing at Cornell Farms on August 8th. Born and raised on the Canadian prairies, Joey has grown up with a guitar in his hands.

Music for the Christmas Season

Rainy River Community Choir under the direction of Laurie Pentney

Spirit Of Christmas

Spirit of Christmas Fundraiser for LVerendrye General Hospital Auxiliary.  Silent Auction format

Fort Frances Kiwanis Bingo

FT. FRANCES KIWANIS BINGO

FRIDAYS – 1:30 – 3:30 PM @ FT. FRANCES SENIOR CENTRE

$2.OO PER CARD (REGULAR GAMES)

$1.00 PER CARD (BLACKOUT)

All proceeds are split between our Senior Centre and the Kiwanis Youth Fundraising Project.

Métis Nation of Ontario 2017 Canoe Expedition Arrival

Join us in welcoming the 2017 Métis Nation of Ontario Canoe Expedition members, dressed in the historic garb of the voyageurs, as they arrive at Point Park in Fort Frances from 3:30-6:30 p.m.!

Music for the Christmas Season

Rainy River Community Choir under the direction of Laurie Pentney

Family Movie Event

A Free Family Movie the 1st Saturday of the month.  Popcorn provided by Friends of the Library

Ugly Sweater Dance

Tickets $10 or $13 at the door. Midnight lunch

Thinking Of Pinky

Thinking Of Pinky , playing at the Fort Frances Legion  9 pm to 1 am  Feb 9th .

Come out and enjoy the night !

Writers Group

Do you enjoy writing? Would you like to talk with other writers, get feedback, and share your work? The Fort Frances Museum offers a monthly meeting where writers are welcome to come out and discuss what they are working on, share readings, and work on building new skills!! 

Admission is Free! New faces always welcome! For more information call 274-7891 (Meeting will take place on the main floor of the Museum - please use the back entrance)

The Way We Feel: A Concert Celebrating the Songs of Gordon Lightfoot

A night of Gordon Lightfoot songs performed by Lori Cullen, Oh Susanna, Jory Nash, Peter Katz and Kevin Fox backed by an all-star band.

Old Time Christmas Fiddling Concert

Canadian 0pen Fiddle Champion Scott Woods & his band  provide 2 hours of seasonal songs, inspirational stories & lots of family fun that will open your heart to the joy of the Christmas spirit  !!  Proceeds will be directed to help pay for recent Church renovations which included installation of an elevator and accessible washrooms.  Please note: doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets now available at Fort Frances General Supply or Brockie's Jewellers or by contacting Bill Gushulak at 807-274-3891.

New Years Eve Black &White Gala

Live Dinner music provided by the Bel Canto String Quartet...Party Rock DJ Services. Cocktails at 6:30pm...Prime Rib & King Crab Buffet at 7:30pm. Tickets are $85 with $10 of each.ticket donated to the Fort Frances Lion Club. Contact Donna Lowey (807)276-0366. Dance the night away dressed in your best Black &White formal attire!!!

Family Story Time - March Break

Dragon stories and crafts will thrill the little ones during the special March Break Family Story Time.  

Fall Fundraising Gala

Annual Friends of the Museum Fundraising Gala - all proceeds in 2017 to to refurbishing the Owandem tugboat.

The Copper Caper Kitchen Party with Pretty Archie

Tour de Fort and The Copper River Inn Present
the Copper Caper Kitchen Party with Pretty Archie

Friday, March 9th, 2018 at 8pm
Copper River Inn Ballroom

Tickets $20 available at the Copper River Inn & Curvy Chick
For more information go to www.tourdefort.com or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

Fairy Lanterns

Create a magical fairy lantern, using the library's new Cricut Maker , paints and a little creative magic.  Ages 8 & up.  

Registration requiredFairy Lanterns

Lego Zip-line Challenge

Build your own Lego Zip-line and participate in the challenge.  
Test your skills in Speed, Safety & Style
Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Borealis Bards present "Willy Wonka"

Show times: Friday @ 7:00, Saturday @ 7:00 and Sunday @ 2:00

More information at: http://bit.ly/2hcuf9k

Tour de Fort Presents The Fugitives

The Fugitives is a Vancouver-based indie folk collective, led by current frontmen and songwriters Brendan McLeod and Adrian Glynn. McLeod is an award winning novelist and former Canadian SLAM poetry champion, while Glynn is a working actor who received rave reviews for his role in Chelsea Hotel, a play based on the songs and poems of Leonard Cohen.

Seniors Bingo

Sponsored by the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club

Family Movie - Coco

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Rated PG 1 / 1 hr. 45 min.

Tour de Fort -- Motus O Presents "Prisoner of Tehran"

A unique collaboration between Marina Nemat and MOTUS O Dance Theatre. A synthesis of dance, theatre and story telling that deals with social justice on the theme of Oppression and Freedom. The show is a multi-disciplinary performance with Marina telling her story in her own words, based on her bestselling book, “Prisoner of Tehran”.

The show is open to passport holders, but check www.tourdefort.com or follow us on Facebook for last minute ticket availability.

Magna Carta Speaker - Peter Kirby

King John's famous charter, Magna Carta, established for the first time that everybody, including the king, was subject to law. Since medieval times, it has become a rallying cry against the arbitrary use of power.

Join us Tuesday March 27 at 6:30 p.m. to hear retired lawyer, Peter Kirby, speak on Magna Carta. Free to the public. Please enter through the back enterance of the museum. 

Tour de Fort Presents -- Dirty Dishes

Dirty Dishes is a kick-in-the-pants harmony-driven roots trio. Their show consists of delicious harmonies, washboard, fiddle, guitar and uke, sassy song writing and killer charm.

Often backed by their rhythm section “The Plate Rails” (Jay Boehmer and Henry Heillig), the Dishes have spent almost ten years breaking hearts and soothing souls at theatres, fairs, festivals and events throughout Canada.

Show is open to passport holders, but watch www.tourdefort.com, or follow us on Facebook, for last minute ticket availability.

Anne of Green Gables

Come watch the Borealis Bards production of Anne of Green Gables at Backus Community Center Friday, March 23 through Sunday, March 25. 

Friday & Saturday shows at 7:00 pm, Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm.  Tickets available at the door.

Run Coyote - LIVE @ From the Grind Up

Toronto rock band, Run Coyote, will be performing LIVE @ From the Grind Up. Doors open at 6:00pm, show starts at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10 and are Available Now at From the Grind Up!

Psychic Medium Gallery at ThunderBird

Puchase Tickets: http://deanmcmurray.com/events/home-for-the-holidays/

Back by popular demand The Military medium is making his way back to the International Falls in his “Home for the Holidays” Tour.

Fort Frances Museum Glass Sun catcher workshop

Workshop is being led by Cher Pruys.  Cost is $50. Book early by calling 274-7891

Spring Fling Business After Hours

Join us for a networking event and enjoy appetizers and raffles. 

Run Coyote - LIVE @ From the Grind Up

Toronto rock band, Run Coyote, will be performing LIVE @ From the Grind Up. Doors open at 6:00pm, show starts at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10 and are Available Now at From the Grind Up!

Rainy Lake Community Orchestra

Join us for a Free concert with the Rainy Lake Community Orchestra featuring holiday favourites.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.

Pat Temple and the HiLo Players

Pat Temple and the HiLo Players will be in concert at Cornell Farms, July 12th. This will be a fun bluegrass trio. Cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets will be available at Tompkins Hardware Emo and and Fort Frances Public Library beginning June 18th.