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Think-Off concert, debate set

Café Accordion Orches-tra (CAO) performs an eclectic mix of vintage swing, Latin, American, and French café music. The group will perform Friday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, as a prelude to the Great American Think-Off Debate on Saturday, June 13.

Preparations for New York Mills' two-day celebration of the annual Great American Think-Off, June 12-13, are underway.

The festivities begin Friday, June 12 with a concert by the Café Accordion Orchestra, set to start at 7:30 p.m. in the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. An optional dinner before the concert will be served at the Mills Creamery beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The Great Debate is set for Saturday, June 13 at 7 the James W. Mann Center for the Performing Arts at New York Mills Schools.

A reception for all attending the debate will be held at the Cultural Center immediately following its conclusion.

Tickets for the concert and for the debate are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Through this Saturday, June 6 special discount tickets may be purchased for the two events together at a cost of just $18. Call 218-385-3339 for more information, or visit