Coffee shop rambles for funds


Blackbird is raising funds this Saturday, March 23, to help bring more arts and music to the Inverness venue, as well as assist with the café’s operational costs. The event will feature local acoustic musicians and no minimum donation is required, though donations of $20 or $30 (and beyond) are encouraged. Joshua Smith, who will play with Irena Smith as the duo The Old Way, told the Light in an email that it would be exciting for the Blackbird to raise $1,000, although any amount would help bring more musical guests to the cafe. He added that music is central to what the Blackbird offers to the community, and that “it’s time to come together and celebrate this room and its virtues as sanctuary of creativity.”