foggy-fullPlan to attend the "Good Neighbours Benefit Concert" Tonight at the Harmony Centre at the Corner of 9th street and 4th Ave East in Owen Sound. On Thursday, February 6, 2015, a devastating fire destroyed two houses and badly damaged a third on 2nd Avenue East in Owen Sound. The Good Neighbours Concert is a benefit for the survivors of the fire. Coco Love Alcorn, Larry Jensen, ET Rhino, The Down Right, Our Shotgun Wedding, and Sons of Perry will all perform. Doors open at 7pm, concert starts at 7:30pm. Admission to this very special event is Pay-what-you-can. There will be a silent auction, and an intermission with snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Owen Sound's musical community is pulling together to support one of its own, Steve Kenny, who lost his house in the fire, along with his neighbours. Every one of these performers is donating their time for this important and personal cause. For more information email [email protected] to the Attention of Dave or Trevor and or call the store at 519-371-9662.

Students and teachers from the 8th Street Music Factory perform at the Frog Ponds Café on Saturday, March 7 from 12-1:30pm. Rock, Folk, Jazz and Blues performed in an open-mic setting. Come out and support local music. Join us for lunch and stay for the music.

The Fiddlefern Country Dancers are hosting a contra dance on Saturday, March 7 for anyone who likes to dance. Beginners are welcome. No partner needed. Bring your family and friends. Live music by Scatter the Cats and caller Kate McLaren leading dancers through the steps for contra and square dancing. At The Harmony Centre, 890 4th Avenue East, in Owen Sound. Doors open at 7:30 pm, warm up and orientation at 7:45 pm, dancing from 8 until 11 pm. $12 adults, $7.50 students, $5 children, $20 family. Soft-soled shoes, comfortable clothing and no fragrances please. For information: or 519-372-9151.

High School students showcase their artwork at the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op in March. The 7th Annual Legacy Arts and Crafts Juried Show features work from Grey Bruce Secondary School students. This exhibit is an exciting opportunity to seefresh and exciting work from our local youth. Join us Sunday, March 8th at 2 pm for the opening and awards ceremony and meet the talent behind the art. The Artists' Co-op also welcomes textile artist Halina Shearman for the month of March as their Guest Artist. Halina repurposes vintage scarves into intriguing and flattering one of a kind vests and clothing.

Owen Sound Little Theatre presents the Western Ontario Drama League Theatre Festival 2015 at the historic Roxy Theatre from March 16th - 20th. From Monday to Friday respectively the playbill features Mrs. Parliament's Night Out by Aylmer Community Players, Of Mice & Men by Theatre Kent (Chatham), Love, Loss and What I Wore by Paris Performers Theatre, The Clean House by Theatre Sarnia and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by London Community Players. Curtain: 8:00 PM. Each performance is followed by an Encore Reception with complimentary hors d'ouvres and cash bar. Tickets: $22 for single night(s) or $100 for the 5 play series. Contact the Roxy Box Office (519-371-2833) or online at

Well-known Owen Sound artist Tom Bunce, presents a showing of his bright, colourful landscape paintings in the Griffin Gallery in the Roxy Theatre. This display of his art hangs from now until March 12. Stop in and see his work, when you visit the Roxy box office or take in a show at the Roxy.

Santa Fe Gallery presents Mexicolores, a group show of many artists, full of the warmth and colours of sunny climes! Just what the doctor ordered to chase away those winter blues. The Exhibit will run till Saturday March 14th. The Gallery is open to all, free of charge and is located on the 2nd Floor of the Grassroots Solar Building, 828 3rd Ave East in downtown Owen Sound.

Bishop House: Museum, Archives & National Historic Site invites you to view our new temporary display, 'Pte. Arthur John Mackey' curated and installed by OSCVI co-op student, Melanie Pledger. The display tells of the life of Arthur Mackey, a local Collingwood township boy, who enlisted in 1917 and made the ultimate sacrifice in 1918. Arthur's story is told through his letters to and from his family, personal items and interpretive panels. The groundwork for this display began when Melanie volunteered to transcribe Arthur's letters over the summer after they had been scanned for the OSCVI History Department. Knowing that her co-op would begin at Bishop House in September, she chose to create a display based on the letters and additional research she conducted. The 'Pte. Arthur John Mackey' display will be visible in Bishop House's Education Centre until April 26th, 2015.

foggy-featbMudtown Music & Arts Series presents Toronto bluegrass phenoms the Foggy Hogtown Boys with hometown pride-and-joys Linsey & John Beckett of the Beckett Family Band on Saturday, March 28th at the Roxy Theatre in Owen Sound. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door, and available at the Roxy Theatre box office, by phoning (519) 371- 2833, or online at

The Georgian Bay Folk Society and The Roxy present Alysha Brilla on Friday, April 10 at 8pm. 2014 Juno nominee Alysha Brilla is a critically-acclaimed, Tanzanian-Canadian singer, songwriter and producer. She plays guitar, piano and djembe, creating a unique original soul-folk, jazz sound which has been featured on stages internationally. In 2013 her first full length record, "In My Head" and the music video for her Swahili-infused song Nobody won the 2013 Ibiza Video Festival Fan Choice Award.

Richard Garvey (Summerfolk 2014) and Tyler Wagler perform together on Friday, April 10 at 6pm. These two talented musicians perform original material and covers with incredible intensity. Tyler Wagler is no stranger to Owen Sound. Having performed with several local bands over the years, his guitar playing is well-know. Richard writes poignant original material and performs with flair. Join us for a magical evening of music. PWYC at the door.

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