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Coffee house concert to benefit waterfront heritage centre

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A benefit concert for the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre, for an exhibit marking Owen Sound’s 100thanniversary as a city this year, will take place Jan. 25 at the Owen Sound legion branch.

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“This event will bring you back to the coffee house days of Lightfoot, Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel,” according to the centre. “Relive the acoustic memories of Denver, Chapin, Croce and Peter, Paul & Mary.”

Owen Sound musician Patrick Mullin and two guest acts will be performing at the event.

Tickets cost $25 and will only be available at the doors (cash preferred). Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the first of two acts start about 7:15 p.m. and the concert will conclude at 10.

Heritage centre board member Jan Chamberlain said the new exhibit will feature images and stories from 1920 about the flourishing city and how the county felt about Owen Sound becoming a separated city, rather than a county town.

Local history writer Richard Thomas will talk about the day the city’s native son, First World War flying ace Billy Bishop, flew the city’s new charter up to Owen Sound. Thomas will also help prepare the museum’s exhibit about this exciting era.

“We fell that we’re the keepers of the stories of the marine and the rail and the industrial heritage,” Chamberlain said.

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