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Vol. 5, Issue 9

September 2009

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Local Galleries ............................................................... 6 Local Focus .................................................................... 7 A Month at a Glance..........................................26-29 Who’s Playing At A Glance .................................... 34 Historic Happenings: Susan Hvistendahl ....35-36 Just Curious: Bob Gregory-Bjorkland ..........37-38 Dining ........................................................................... 44 Advertisers’ Index ..................................................... 44 Clubs, Classes and More ......................................... 45 On the Cover:

Shoeless Revolution brings their high-energy funk to the Rueb ‘N’ Stein Sept. 14. Photo by Garrett Guntley And the feline hombre – more on his creator on page 35. – Paid Advertisement –

GET IN THE GUIDE Here’s how it works – we list happenings for free. I know – that’s cool and a great service to the community – but we want our publication to be a great resource for our readers to get out and take it in. Of course, we love our advertisers – and we’ll love you, too, if you get us your happenings information AND advertise. Our rates are affordable and you get a FULL MONTH OF COOL EXPOSURE! But whether you advertise or not – you need to get information our way: title, time, place, cost, description, photo(s). We’re easy to work with so don’t be shy. There’s a form online at northfieldguide.com, give us a call, 507/663-7937, or e-mail to neg@northfieldguide.com – we’re nice people. And to advertise – ask for Kevin. He’s the new guy – and very nice.

Welcome Back Fodder by Sherri Faye ©2009

After a four month creative summer sabbatical, it’s great to be back with my cows in tow… Just before my leave of absence I had received fan mail and fun ideas from followers of Left Field. I am excited to announce that I have indeed taken their ideas under my artistic wing. Watch for more Left Field episodes that have been aided and abetted by your fellow Northfieldians. More Left Field News: I have developed Left Field merchandise featuring our loveable duo, Constance and Conrad! Coffee mugs and other cool items are now available! Get your holiday gift shopping done early! Order today at http://www.cafepress.com/leftfieldcomic Speaking of welcome backs! I wish to extend a special welcome home to my good friend, Lori Williams. After a year away in Chicagoland, she is moving back to the Northfield area. Many of you remember Lori for her musical talent contributions to the entertainment scene in Northfield - singing and playing the sax with her

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All Rights Reserved. Aided and abetted by Staci Faye

band, Lore, and sharing her beautiful vocal gift at St. Olaf worship services and many other events around town. Glad you’re back, Lore, with kids in tow – just in time for The Defeat of Jesse James Days! As always, I welcome your ideas and feedback regarding Left Field or my occasionally published Fodder column. sherri.faye@yahoo.com IMAGINEnation by Sherri Faye (c) 2007

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S P O R T S Here are the home games

Monday, September 21

Tuesday, September 1

Tuesday, September 22

TENNIS – Northfield Raiders Girls’ vs. Lakeville South, 4 p.m.

SOCCER – Carleton Men’s vs. Wartburg College, 4:30 p.m. Northfield Raiders Girls’ vs. Lakeville North, 5:30 p.m. SWIM & DIVE – Northfield Raiders Girls’ vs. Austin, 6 p.m. VOLLEYBALL – Northfield Raiders Girls’ vs. Hastings, 7 p.m.

TENNIS – Northfield Raiders Girls’ vs. New Prague, 4:15 p.m. SOCCER – Northfield Raiders Girls’ vs. Red Wing, 5 p.m. Northfield Raiders Boys’ vs. Red Wing, 7 p.m. VOLLEYBALL – Northfield Raiders Girls’ vs. Owatonna, 7 p.m.

Thursday, September 3

Wednesday, September 23

SWIM & DIVE – Northfield Raiders Girls’ vs. Academy of Holy Angels, 6 p.m. VOLLEYBALL – Northfield Raiders Girls’ vs. John Marshall, 7 p.m. CROSS COUNTRY - St. Olaf Women’s Ole/Macalester Time Trial, 10 a.m.

SOCCER – Carleton Women’s vs. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 4 p.m. Thursday, September 24

Friday, September 4

FOOTBALL – St. Olaf Men’s vs. Augsburg, 1 p.m. SOCCER – Carleton Men’s vs. Hamline University, 1 p.m.

SOCCER – St. Olaf Women’s vs. Whitworth College, 4 p.m. VOLLEYBALL – St. Olaf/Carleton Tournament St. Olaf vs. Northwestern College, 2 p.m. St. Olaf vs. Martin Luther College, 6 p.m. Saturday, September 5

FOOTBALL – St. Olaf Men’s vs. Luther College, 1 p.m. VOLLEYBALL – St. Olaf/Carleton Tournament Wednesday, September 9

SOCCER – St. Olaf Women’s vs. Luther College, 2:30 p.m. St. Olaf Men’s vs. Luther College, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 10

TENNIS – Northfield Raiders Girls’ vs. Shakopee, 4:15 p.m. SWIM & DIVE – Northfield Raiders Girls’ vs. Hutchinson, 6 p.m. VOLLEYBALL – Northfield Raiders Girls’ vs. Shakopee, 7 p.m. Friday, September 11

FOOTBALL – Northfield Raiders vs. Shakopee, 7 p.m. Saturday, September 12

FOOTBALL – Carleton Men’s vs. Cornell College, 1 p.m. SOCCER – St. Olaf Women’s vs. Carthage College, 1 p.m. St. Olaf Men’s vs. Carthage College, 3 p.m. Northfield Raiders Girls’ vs. John Marshall, 3 p.m. Sunday, September 13

SOCCER – Carleton Women’s vs. Carthage College, 1 p.m. Carleton Men’s vs. Carthage College, 3 p.m. Monday, September 14

TENNIS – Northfield Raiders Girls’ vs. Hastings, 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, September 15

SOCCER – St. Olaf Women’s vs. Hamline University, 4 p.m. TENNIS – Northfield Raiders Girls’ vs. Hutchinson, 4:15 p.m. SWIM & DIVE – Northfield Raiders Girls’ vs. Faribault, 6 p.m. VOLLEYBALL – Northfield Raiders Girls’ vs. Rochester Mayo, 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 16

SOCCER – Carleton Men’s vs. Gustavus Adolphus College, 4 p.m. VOLLEYBALL – St. Olaf vs. University of St. Thomas, 7 p.m. Carleton Women’s vs. St. Catherine University, 7 p.m. Thursday, September 17

SOCCER – Northfield Raiders Girls’ vs. Owatonna, 5 p.m. Northfield Raiders Boys’ vs. Owatonna, 7 p.m. VOLLEYBALL – Northfield Raiders Girls’ vs. Hutchinson, 7 p.m. Friday, September 18

FOOTBALL – Northfield Raiders vs. Hutchinson, 7 p.m. Saturday, September 19

CROSS COUNTRY – St. Olaf Invitational, 8 a.m. SOCCER – Northfield Raiders Boys’ vs. Eastview, 11 a.m. St. Olaf Women’s vs. College of St. Benedict, 1 p.m. Carleton Men’s vs. Saint Mary’s University, 1 p.m. FOOTBALL – Carleton Men’s vs. Bethel University, 1 p.m.

SWIM & DIVE – Northfield Raiders Girls’ vs. New Prague, 6 p.m. Saturday, September 26

Sunday, September 27

SOCCER - St. Olaf Men’s vs. UW Oshkosh, 1 p.m. Monday, September 28

TENNIS – Northfield Raiders Girls’ vs. Faribault, 4:30 p.m. SOCCER – Northfield Raiders Boys’ vs. John Marshall, 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 29

SOCCER – Northfield Raiders Girls’ vs. Farmington, 5 p.m. Northfield Raiders Boys’ vs. Farmington, 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 30

SOCCER – Carleton Men’s vs. Macalesster College, 4 p.m. St. Olaf Men’s vs. Augsburg College, 4 p.m. VOLLEYBALL – St. Olaf vs. Gustavus Adolphus College, 7 p.m.

Theater JESSE!

Northfield Arts Guild Theater, Sept. 4-5 and 10-12, 7:30 p.m.; and Sept. 6, 2 p.m. The musical melodrama “Jesse!” was written for the Northfield Musical Theater (once a branch of the Arts Guild) in 1976. It’s been performed several times over the last 33 years and is being revived again to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Northfield Arts Guild. Directed by Myrna Johnson with musical direction by Donna Paulsen. Adults $10, students $8, available at www. northfieldartsguild.org, by calling 507/645-8877 or at the door. Helen

Haugen Theater, St. Olaf, Sept. 11-12, 7:30 p.m. “The face that launched a thousand ships,” Helen sits alone in an Egyptian hotel room, waiting for the war to end, battling torturous boredom as her ever-young, ever-beautiful “simulation,” created by the Gods, inspires her husband, Meneleus, and his troops in their Trojan blood-quest. This abridged version of McLaughlin’s “Helen” was collaboratively created by students, faculty and staff at St. Olaf and performed at the 2009 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Non-ticketed with general seating. Auditions Dancers and choreographers for Danse Macabre

In celebration of their 50th Anniversary, the Northfield Arts Guild will host a dance Cabaret on Friday, Oct. 30. Area dancers (both trained and those who love to dabble) are invited to showcase their creativity. Both soloists and groups are encouraged to perform at this event. Share your vision through dance. Final deadline for proposals is Friday, Sept. 11.


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217 S. Water St. • 507/786-9700 artonwater.com “Fired Art – Glass, Clay” Guest artist Tonya Kjerland Through Sept. 30

One N. College St. • 507/646-4469 carleton.edu/campus/gallery In Between: Works by Kelly Connole and Beth Lo, Sept. 18-Oct. 17 Kelly Connole, assistant professor of art at Carleton, and Beth Lo, professor of art, University of Montana Ceramics/Metal, delight in storytelling and artistic experimentation. Connole creates hybrid beasts that capture traits between species. Cast metal and assemblage, in addition to ceramics, enrich her artmaking toolbox. Lo, who has lately illustrated several children’s books, explores her Chinese-American heritage through installations of tiny ceramic figures and mixed-media collages. Artists’ talk Sept. 18, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Boliou Hall Auditorium entitled “Plumb Bob and Other Curiosities: Recent Work,” followed by a reception in the art gallery.

304 Division St. • 645-8877 www.northfieldartsguild.org

Fused stained glass by Northfield artist Tonya Kjerland, functional ceramics from Minnesota-connected potters, and the premier of a new series of oak-framed decorative American Opal Glass panels made in Northfield by Dean Kjerland.

ArtOrg Moving Walls Gallery 200 Division St. • 507/645-2555 artorg.info

Daehlin Art Gallery 904 Division St. So. • 507/645-5563 Landscapes and inspirational art by Mark Daehlin. Viewings by appointment. .

The Flaten Art Museum Dittmann Center 1520 St. Olaf Ave. • 646-3556 stolaf.edu/depts/art/ Art from Math, Math as Art. Sept. 18Oct. 23. Roberta Allen, Niles Cruz, Robert Fathauer, Susan Happersett, Roland de Jong-Orlando, Sharol Nau and Dick Termes explore mathematic concepts and phenomena. Illustrated talk by Termes Sept. 17, 7 p.m., Dittmann 305, “The Geometry of Visual Space.” Opening party Sept. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. with music by Sean Wesche.

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The Garage 18 Bridge Square • www.artoffuel.com the art of fuel

Grezzo Gallery 16 Bridge Square • 581-2161 grezzogallery.com

Color, Brush and Form: The Fine Art of Function – Charles Halling Retrospective, through Sept. 26. The Arts Guild’s 50th anniversary year opens with a retrospective of beloved Northfield potter Charles Halling. The exhibit will feature pieces on loan and from the artist’s estate covering 40 years of his life in clay. Founder’s Exhibit, Sept. 30-Oct. 31

Paradise Center for the Arts Carlander Family Gallery 321 Central Ave., Faribault • 332-7372 paradisecenterforthearts.org Susanna Crane – Jewelry and Acrylic Painting, through Oct. 10. Steeped in mythology, spirituality and the magic of dreams, Crane’s art is bright, smooth and uplifting. Explore these painted portals into other realms – both real and imaginary.

swag 423 Division St. • 663-8870 Signed, hand-painted flowered table toppers by Minnetonka artist, Karla JonesGreen.

Art Studios with open hours Eclectic Goat Shona Murphy, artist 418 Division St. • 507/786-9595 Grand Opening Sept. 24, 5-7 p.m. Right Brain Ventures Art Barb Matz, artist 305 So. Water St. • 507/581-0425 www.rbv-Art.com Got a studio with open hours? Get listed – neg@northfieldguide.com

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

HAPPE N I NG S

Rice County Steam & Gas Engine Show • 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Hwy. 3, Dundas This is the first of a three-day event. Steam and gas engine displays, 1920’s Drentlaw Farm House, antique tractors, classic cars and trucks, draft horses and horse machinery, horse-drawn wagon rides and more. Admission buttons are $7 and good for every day.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 Acoustic Jam Session • 8 p.m.

The Contented Cow Acoustic musicians of all levels gather to jam. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Jealous Husbands • 7 p.m.

Wake-Robin • 1-2 p.m.

The Tavern Lounge From Sons of the Pioneers to Johnny Cash to Michael Jackson – wives welcome.

Bittersweet Local duo on strings playing Celtic and Civil War period tunes.

Wake-Robin

Theater: JESSE! • 7:30 p.m.

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See page 5.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 Todd Thompson Trio 7 p.m.

The Tavern Lounge Local acoustic music. Study Hall with Peter, Terry and Peter

The Contented Cow This includes Peter Lynn and Terry VanDeWalker and these guys really rock the house – digging deep into obscure covers and original tunes. Todd Thompson Trio

Full Moon Night Hike • 7:308:30 p.m.

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault Join a naturalist to explore RBNC at night during the full moon! This is an on- and off-trail hike. Moderate hills may be included. Dress for the weather and be prepared to be outside the whole time. Leave your flashlights at home. Free and open to all ages. Goodsell Observatory Open House • 9-11 p.m.

Goodsell Observatory, Carleton If skies are clear, view stars, nebulas and planets. Dress warmly! Cancelled if cloudy. Open house schedules can be viewed at http://go.carleton.edu/83.

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Fall Dance Classes Start Tuesday, September 8, 2009! Register at one of our Open Houses, 311 Division St. S, Northfield

Color, Brush and Form: The Fine Art of Function A Charles Halling Retrospective This Northfield Arts Guild exhibit, celebrating the memory and works of Charles Halling, opens Aug. 26 with an exhibit reception Aug. 27, 6-9 p.m.

Open House Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009 5:00-8:00 p.m. Classes offered for 3 year olds through adult! Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Irish Step Dance, Hip Hop, Lyrical, High Kick/Jazz Funk, Competition Lines, Ballroom, Swing, Salsa and Fencing!

Call to register, (507) 663-7814 Call in, drop off, or mail in registration. See Fall ’09 class schedule online at

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Friday, September 4 continued

Brothers Burn Mountain

The Contented Cow The taste of ripe cherries and the smell of the core of fresh oak. Their music is a heightened sense of awareness wherever they go.

Brothers Burn Mountain

Theater: JESSE! • 7:30 p.m.

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See page 5. Karaoke • 9 p.m.

L&M Bar and Grill, Dundas DJ Music • 9 p.m.

DJ Music

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Froggy Bottoms

Fish Frye • 9 p.m.-12 a.m.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Rice County Steam and Gas Engine Show • 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Hwy. 3, Dundas This is the second of a three-day event. See Sept. 4 description. Jon Manners • 7 p.m.

The Tavern Lounge Voted Northfield’s best male musician of 2009! Playing guitar since 1957, Manners has been in bands including: The Stingrays, The Fabulous Intruders, The Critters, The Sticky Wickets, Yellow Fish, The Glass Eye, The Windjammers, No Dice, Rockaday Jonny, Diesel Goose, Zebra, Berceuse, Shriek, Neoneon, The Great? Imposters. In the early ’70s, he associated with Andrew Loog Oldham, onetime producer for The Rolling Stones. Now playing solo, he says “it’s easier to call a rehearsal and it gives me complete control over the songlist.”

Fish Frye

Froggy Bottoms Mankato-based duo featuring a Neil Young-sounding Joe Tougas and the gorgeous-voiced Ann Fee. Eclectic pop from Etta James to KISS – five decades of music delivered so you can hear the band and the person next to you. Chance Meeting

The Contented Cow SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 Rice County Steam and Gas Engine Show • 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Hwy. 3, Dundas This is the third of a three-day event. See Sept. 4 description. Theater: JESSE! • 2 p.m.

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See page 5. Politics and a Pint • 6 p.m.

The Contented Cow Join discussions on local issues at this “lightly moderated” open forum. For topics, go to www.contentedcow.com.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 Acoustic Jam Session • 8 p.m.

Northern Roots Session 7:30 p.m.

The Contented Cow Acoustic musicians of all levels gather to jam.

The Contented Cow Acoustic music with roots in the north, particularly the Nordic countries.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 – ✦DJJD DAY 1✦

✦Defeat of Jesse James Days✦

Quiz Night • 8 p.m.

The Contented Cow Stop in anytime to sign up. Foursomes compete for prizes and the chance to drink from the “Winner’s Mug” the week following their triumph! MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Man Cave Monday • 7-9 p.m.

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault From “Slap Shot” to “Star Wars,” movies that only men will watch in a venue that’s just made for laughing, hooting and scratching one’s self. Beer and snacks available. For information, email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org. Tickets $5. Poker • 7 p.m.

Froggy Bottoms Play Texas Hold ’em for points and prizes. Free!

This is the first of a five-day event. Bank raid re-enactments, carnival, live music, parade and more.

✦Joseph Lee Heywood and Nicolaus Gustavson Graveside Memorial Service • noon

Northfield Cemetery This ceremony sets the tone of the annual Defeat of Jesse James Days celebration by honoring Northfield’s fallen from the 1776 raid on the First National Bank. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 – ✦DJJD DAY 2✦

✦Golf Tournament • 2 p.m. shotgun start Northfield Golf Club This DJJD button event includes dinner and a program, 5:30 p.m. at the DJJD Entertainment Center. Cash prizes. Cost is $125/ player. Contact Bob Winter, muddymarshfarms@msn.com, or 507/645-7395.

✦Townie Night/Harmonic Voodoo • 5 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Nordic Jam • 8 p.m.

The Contented Cow This weekly open acoustic jam session plays from the Nordic countries and their immigrant communities in North America.

DJJD Entertainment Center, 5th and Water streets This DJJD Button event has prize drawings at 7 and 9 p.m. with music by Harmonic Voodoo, 7 p.m.-midnight. This band is spellbinding. Find your groove, sit back and enjoy. Carey Langer • 5 p.m.

The Contented Cow A solo artist covering six decades and seven styles of music. From The Everly Brothers and Frank Sinatra, to Rick Springfield, Dave Matthews and Jimmy Eat World, plus original music.

✦Pedal Tractor Pull • 5:30-8 p.m. Between 4th and 5th streets on Division A free event for all ages. Participants get a can of pop and a painter’s cap.

✦Northfield Historical Society Reception • 5:30-8 p.m. Northfield Historical Society This open house and reception is for Northfield’s one and only Maggie Lee, the 2009 Joseph Lee Heywood Award recipient. Free museum admission and hors’ devours. Bohemian Duo

Northfield Arts Guild Celebrates Defeat of Jesse James Days

Musical Melodrama! Sept 6 at 2 pm Sept 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 7:30 pm Tix: northfieldartsguild.org or 645-8877

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✦Carnival Wrist Band Night • 6-10 p.m.

Grayson

Highway 3 and 5th Street Enjoy all the rides with a pre-purchased $13 wrist band (or $15 at the carnival). Advance sales at Community Resource Bank, Econo Foods, First National Bank, Premier Bank, and Women and Kids on Division. Grounds open at 5.

✦Bingo • 6 p.m.-midnight Bridge Square Mark Mraz • 7 p.m.

The Tavern Lounge Forget about life for awhile with the piano man. From Billy Joel to Kermit the Frog – Mraz tickles the ivories and entertains requests from the audience.

Chad Johnson with Grayson • doors open 6:30 p.m

✦Theater: JESSE! • 7:30 p.m. Northfield Arts Guild Theater See page 5. Area 51 • 8 p.m.

The Contented Cow Take eight from the fields of education, architecture, communications and medicine; mix in guitars, drums, saxophones, harmonicas, voices and cowbells and you’ve got “music from the heavens.”

The Grand Event Center Come listen to Grayson with Northfield’s own Chad Johnson opening. Grayson is Mark Allen, Matt Gray, Mark Juenemann, Tony Kamana and Jason Paulson. They’ve toured throughout the Midwest doing on average 160 shows/year and shared the stage with national acts including the Bodeans, Gin Blossoms and Tom Petty. Named 2004 “New Artist of the Year” by Billboard and Cities ’97 Basilica Block Party’s “Best Band in Minnesota.” Doors open at 6:30 for Chad Johnson’s CD Release Party, 7-8 p.m. Grayson plays 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Johnson’s acoustic alternative is influenced by a range from Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Bob Seger to Johnny Reznik and Travis Trill. He also plays original songs. This is a no-cover, 21+ event.

✦Texas Hold ‘Em Singles Tournament • 6:30 p.m. Jesse James Lanes This is a new DJJD event with a different tournament on each of the weekend nights. Sign in/registration for this SINGLES tournament is at 4 p.m. Free to players 21 years and older. Norwegian Cowboy • 7 p.m.

Roster McCabe • 9 p.m.

The Rueb ‘N’ Stein Karaoke

Froggy Bottoms FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 – ✦DJJD DAY 3✦

✦Arts & Crafts Show • 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Northfield Arena Homemade crafts/free drawings/concessions – all indoors.

✦Entertainment Center/Lightning Flats • 4 p.m.-1 a.m. 5th & Water streets This DJJD button event brings Lightning Flats and their country, southern and classic rock to the stage 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

The Tavern Lounge Old-school country, ’80s rock, alt-country and altrock. Songs you don’t want to admit you like. Not really a cowboy, but voted Northfield’s best male musician of 2008.

✦Theater: JESSE! • 7:30 p.m. Northfield Arts Guild Theater See page 5. Theater: Helen • 7:30 p.m.

Haugen Theater, St. Olaf See page 5. Carey Langer • 7:30 p.m.

✦Carnival • 5 p.m.

The HideAway A solo artist covering six decades and seven styles of music. From The Everly Brothers and Frank Sinatra, to Rick Springfield, Dave Matthews and Jimmy Eat World, plus original music.

Highway 3 and 5th Street

✦P.R.C.A. Professional Rodeo • 8 p.m.

New Moon Trio • 5 p.m.

✦Bingo • 6 p.m.-midnight

Jesse James Arena This is the real deal! Based out of Oneida, S.D., Sutton’s Rodeos have been wowwing crowds across the nation and introducing future stars (kids ages 5-7) with mutton bustin’ as kids hang on to woolly sheep for all they’re worth. Sign-up starts two hours prior to each rodeo. Reserved tickets (available at Present Perfect and the door): $12; general admission (available at the Northfield Historical Society and the door): $10 adult, $6 child (ages 4-12), under 3 free.

Bridge Square

✦Square Dance • 8-10:30 p.m.

✦Western Style Steak Fry • 5-8 p.m. Jesse James Arena

The Contented Cow Here’s a taste of 100 years of popular tunes, random requests and spontaneous harmonies featuring Ross Currier on bass, Lance Heisler on drums and Justin London on guitar.

✦Bank Raid Re-enactments • 6 and 7 p.m. Division Street

On Division between 4th and 5th streets

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Friday, September 11 continued

Walker Foreman Band • 8 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 – ✦DJJD DAY 4✦

✦Jesse James Bike Tour • 6:30 a.m. registration

Rueb ‘N’ Stein

Northfield Middle School The Bike Tour is a fundraiser for local trails and attracts more than 1,000 riders with 10, 30, 60, or 100-mile routes to choose from. More at www.jjbiketour.org.

✦Rodeo Dance/T.H.E. House Band • 9:30 p.m.-midnight

✦Antique Tractor Pull and Exhibit • 8 a.m. exhibit

The Contented Cow DJ Music • 9 p.m.

Jesse James Arena Free admission. DJ Music

Froggy Bottoms RCAs • 11 p.m.

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Jesse James Arena Tractor pull check-in and registration 7:30-9 a.m. Admission to this button event is $3, children under 10 free.

✦Car Show 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Riverside Park Cars, cars and more cars! Registration $10 day of show. Admission: $2, 15 and under free with paid adult.

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✦Craft Show • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

✦Bank Raid Re-enactments • 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 5 p.m.

Central Park More than 100 exhibitors in the park.

Division Street

✦Arts & Crafts Show • 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Highway 3 & 5th Street

Northfield Arena Homemade crafts/free drawings/concessions – all indoors.

✦Kiddie Parade • 10 a.m. 6th and Division streets Hundreds start lining up at 9:30 a.m. between 6th and 7th streets on Division (near Econo Foods) with the parade completing before the 11 a.m. bank raid re-enactment. The route goes north on Division to 2nd Street (by the Archer House) where an ice cream treat will be given out. Open to infant to 12 dressed in a costume. Parents pushing a stroller must also be wearing a costume. Costumes grouped into: fancy dress, bikes and tricycles, wagons and floats, and animals.

✦Riverfront Fine Arts and Crafts Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Both sides of the Cannon River The is the first of a two-day festival with more than 75 juried artists and fine craft artisans showing their work on the stone walkways hugging both sides of the Cannon River. You’ll find photography, pottery, paintings, fiber art, jewelry and more by artists from all over Minnesota and the region.

✦Carnival • 11 a.m. to close ✦Texas Hold ‘Em Team Tournament • 12 p.m. Jesse James Lanes This is a new DJJD event with a different tournament on each of the weekend nights. Sign in/registration for this TEAM tournament is at 11 a.m. Free to players 21 years and older.

✦Bingo • 12 p.m.-12 a.m. Bridge Square

✦Entertainment Center • 12 p.m.-1 a.m. 5th and Water streets Teddy Bear Band 2-4 Chris Hawkey Band p.m., live music 5-7:30 p.m., Chris Hawkey Band 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. with prize drawings at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. The Teddy Bear Band uses music to help kids feel good about themselves, involving them in the show. The Chris Hawkey Band has played their Midwestern rock and roll opening for such acts as Cheap Trick, Molly Hatchet, Quiet Riot, Dave Pirner (of Soul Asylum), The Violent Femmes, Collective Soul and Counting Crows.

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Literary Arts Event • 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault This is a regular second Saturday of the month event at Paradise. Pick up a copy of “We’re Working the Artist Way” and join in discussion and a workshop.

✦Vintage Baseball • 1 p.m. Memorial Field Northfield Silverstars vs. St. Croix Base Ball Club. Baseball – 1870’sstyle. No gloves. No catchers’ equipment. No leading off. No sliding. No bunting. Catch a ball on a bounce and the batter is out. Watch a striker with a nice daisy cut get an ace.

✦P.R.C.A. Professional Rodeo • 2 and 8 p.m. Jesse James Arena The 2 p.m. show only offers general admission: $10 adult, $6 child (ages 4-12), under 3 free. The 8 p.m. show offers general admission and reserved tickets for $12. For more see the Sept. 11 description.

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Fish Frye • 2 p.m.

Acoustic Jam Session • 6-10 p.m.

The Contented Cow Mankato-based duo featuring a Neil Young-sounding Joe Tougas and the gorgeous-voiced Ann Fee. Eclectic pop from Etta James to KISS – five decades of music delivered so you can hear the band and the person next to you.

JavaLive Coffee Shop, Faribault

✦Theater: JESSE! • 7:30 p.m. Northfield Arts Guild Theater See page 5. Theater: Helen • 7:30 p.m.

Key West Rejects • 4-8 p.m.

The Tavern Lounge Being kicked out of the Keys in 2004, the Rejects (currently Mark Allen, Matt “Guitar Man” Johnson and Mark Juenemann) just packed up their guitars and headed north for a change. Playing favorites from Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Lit, Buck Cherry and many more surprises, they have all the bases covered. The Rejects also play a wide repertoire of originals from all of the revolving musician’s catalogs and have toured with The Replacements, Soul Asylum, The Honey Dogs and recorded with Yanni. Under Otter Project • 5 p.m.

Haugen Theater, St. Olaf See page 5. Glory Muse • 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The HideAway A unique journey through the musical landscapes of the 20th century and beyond. They interpret each piece as their muse guides them, which includes adding vocal harmonies supported by strummed and melodic acoustic guitar parts. Their songs explore many moods and states of being – from the 1930s to today.

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Matt Arthur and the Bratlanders • 8 p.m.

✦Western Style Steak Fry • 5-8 p.m.

The Contented Cow Matt Arthur and the Bratlanders play original foot-stompin’ protest songs, hollerin’ gospel blues and classic covers from such American legends as Johnny Cash, Leadbelly, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Hank Williams.

Jesse James Arena

✦Sneaky Pete’s Garden Tractor Pull • 6-9:30 p.m. Division Street Participant registration for this button event is 4:30 p.m. Off lawn $10, other $15.

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Jack Knife and the Sharps (J.K.A.T.S.) doors open 8 p.m., music 8:30 p.m.12:30 a.m.

Grayson Northfield’s Chad Johnson opening

Friday, September 11

Doors open at 6:30pm Chad Johnson CD Release Party 7-8pm Grayson 8:30pm-12:30am

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The Grand Event Center According to their web site, this band was established in 1833 by Ric Hollister. As such, they consider themselves the longest running rockabilly band in history! This is a free 21+ event. Bellered Yellers • 8:30 p.m.-midnight

The Tavern Lounge Karaoke • 9 p.m.

L&M Bar and Grill, Dundas Shoeless Revolution • 9 p.m.

Shoeless Revolution

The Rueb ‘N’ Stein High-energy funk from Minneapolis. All seven members are classically trained with a background in jazz. Soulful. Groovy. Quirky. And hey – they’ve got a 3-piece horn section! DJ Music

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 – ✦DJJD DAY 5✦

✦Bingo • 12-8 p.m.

✦Jesse James 5K & 15K Runs • 6:30 a.m. registration,

Bridge Square

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National Guard Armory Both the 5K Run/Walk and the 15K Run will start near the Armory and finish at the Northfield Historical Society building (408 Division St.). Both will use completely paved, certified courses. The 5K is moderate, while the 15K is more challenging with several hills. Registration $20/$25. See www.DJJD.org for details.

✦Pancake Breakfast • 7:30-11 a.m.

Center • 12-6 p.m.

5th and Water streets Musicians Open Mic and Karaoke Show Case 3-6 p.m. followed by DJ music, prize drawings and MN Pipes and Drums (following the parade).

VFW Cost is $4 children under 10, $8 adults.

✦Grand Parade •

✦Royalty Reception • 10 a.m.

4th Annual Duck Race • after the parade

Northfield High School

Tickets: $5. $1,000 first prize, $500 second prize.

✦Craft Show • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Faculty Recital: Ray Shows and John Jensen • 3:15 p.m.

Central Park More than 100 exhibitors in the park.

Christiansen Hall of Music, Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf

✦Riverfront Fine Arts and Crafts Festival • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Contented Cow Join discussions on local issues at this “lightly moderated” open forum. For topics, go to www.contentedcow.com.

Both sides of the Cannon River The is the second of a two-day event. See Sept. 12 description.

✦Bank Raid Re-enactments • 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

2 p.m.

Division Street

Politics and a Pint • 6 p.m.

Northern Roots Session • 7:30 p.m.

The Contented Cow Acoustic music with roots in the north, particularly the Nordic countries.

Division Street

✦Carnival • 12-6 p.m. Highway 3 and 5th Street

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Guest Artist Recital: Vikas Kashalkar • 7 p.m.

Quiz Night • 8 p.m.

The Contented Cow Stop in anytime to sign up. Foursomes compete for prizes and the chance to drink from the “Winner’s Mug” the week following their triumph! MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 Opening Convocation: Gary Nabhan 3-4:30 p.m.

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton This annual all-college assembly celebrates the beginning of the academic year and recognizes academic achievement. Gary Nabhan gives the address. He’s been called the father of the local food movement by Mother Earth News and featured in a Time cover story on locavoress. He is author of some 20 books on natural and cultural history, conservation and sustainable agriculture and has been honored with fellowships and awards for his writings and conservation initiatives. The title of his address is “Renewing America’s Food Traditions.”

Christiansen Hall of Music, Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Kashalkar is an accomplished vocalist of Gwalior Gharana, a concept that is peculiar to North Indian classical music. The word “Gharana” literally means “house” and it implies the house of the teacher. The name “Gwalior Gharana” was derived from a geographical location and is considered to be the oldest among all the gharanas. In this style, emphasis is laid on rendering the lyrics of the composition with clarity, while demonstration the integrity of the raag. Acoustic Jam Session • 8 p.m.

The Contented Cow Acoustic musicians of all levels gather to jam. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 Talk and Film by Lee Breuer • 3 p.m.

Buntrock Commons, Viking Theater, St. Olaf Internationally acclaimed director Lee Breuer will present a film of his Obie-award winning production, “Mabou Mines Dollhouse,” with the accompanying talk, “A Dialectic Approach to Acting in Mabou Mines Dollhouse.” A reception will follow.

Poker • 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Froggy Bottoms Play Texas Hold ’em for points and prizes. Free!

Constitution Day • 7 p.m.

Nordic Jam • 8 p.m.

The Contented Cow This weekly open acoustic jam session plays from the Nordic countries and their immigrant communities in North America.

Buntrock Commons, Valhalla, St. Olaf Former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Frank J. Williams will speak on Lincoln and the Constitution in celebration of U.S. Constitution Day. Light refreshments will be served following the address.

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Lecture: Chad Pregracke • 7 p.m.

Karaoke

Buntrock Commons, Viking Theater, St. Olaf Chad Pregracke is president and founder of Living Lands and Waters. Known for his infectious positive outlook and incomparable sense of humor, he’ll detail his non-profit’s work on building community, cleaning up the Mississippi River and conducting hands-on educational workshops.

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Wine Club • 7-9 p.m.

The Grand Event Center Northfield Wine Club presents “Wines of Spain.” Art Talk: The Geometry of Visual Space • 7 p.m.

Dittman 305, St. Olaf See page 6.

25th Annual Faribault Area Airfest • all day

Faribault Municipal Airport This is the first of a two-day festival. Kids activities 8 a.m.4 p.m., food concessions open at 5, evening hot air balloon launch at 5:30, live music and beer tent 7-11. Details at www.faribaultairfest.com. $7/person for both days. Kids 10 and under free. Occasional Jazz • 5 p.m.

The Contented Cow Mainstream classic jazz of Miles Davis, Theionious Monk, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck and others in the same style.

Mark Mraz • 7 p.m.

The Tavern Lounge Forget about life for awhile with the piano man. From Billy Joel to Kermit the Frog – Mraz tickles the ivories and entertains requests from the audience.

Art Opening: Art from Math, Math as Art • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Faculty Recital: Jun Qian • 8:15 p.m.

Christiansen Hall of Music, Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Jun Qian, clarinet, Kent McWilliams, piano, and JoAnn Polley, basset horn. Study Hall with Peter, Terry and Peter

The Contented Cow This includes Peter Lynn and Terry VanDeWalker and these guys really rock the house – digging deep into obscure covers and original tunes.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf See page 6. The Bohemian Duo • 7 p.m.

The Tavern Lounge Chad Johnson and Russell Franek, former front men of Communication Breakdown playing originals and covers including the likes of Lynard Skynyrd, Van Morrison, CCR and Johnny Cash.

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Artists’ Reception and Talk: Plumb Bobs and Other Curiosities: Recent Work • 7:30/8:30 p.m.

Bolious Hall Auditorium/Gallery, Carleton See page 6. Burning Chrome • 8 p.m.

The Contented Cow Guest Recital: Brenda Brenner • 8:15 p.m.

Christiansen Hall of Music, Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Brenda Brenner, violin, and Kenneth Huber, piano. Brenner specializes in string music education and applied violin, and she teaches courses in violin and string pedagogy. She serves as assistant director of the IU String Academy, conducts at the IU Summer String Academy and is assistant director of the IU Retreat for Prefessional Violinists and Violists. She was previously a member of the faculty at Carleton College and an instructor at Eastman School of Music, where she was a member of the award-winning Augustine Quartet. DJ Music • 9 p.m.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 25th Annual Faribault Area Airfest • all day

Faribault Municipal Airport Hot air balloons kick it off with a 7 a.m. launch followed by a pancake feed and fly-in 7-noon, kids activities 10-4, air show and aerobatic performance noon-3 with all sorts of other cool stuff throughout the day. Details at www.faribaultairfest.com. $7/person for both days. Kids 10 and under free. Treefrog Music Festival • noon on

Teepee Tonka Park, Faribault This is the first of a two-day festival featuring 17 diverse music acts, original art & craft exhibits, food and beverage booths, children’s activities and a beer garden. Saturday’s line up includes Timbre Junction (noon), The Roe Family Singers (12:45), Alison Rae (1:45), Key West Rejects (2:45), Brandon Scott Sellner (3:30), Chester Bay (4:30), Grayson (5:30), Toby Lee and the HD’s (6:30), Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys (7:30), and Bernard Allison (9). A $12 advance button gets you in both days, $15 at the gate, $10 children, preschoolers free. Advance buttons available Aug. 24Sept. 18 only at Nelson’s Market Place, Hyvee, Eastman Music, Bauer’s Southside Liquors, Fette Electronics and JavaLive! in Faribault, Econo Foods in Northfield and Cashwise Foods in Owatonna. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. On-site parking $3. More at www.treefrogmusic.org. Norwegian Cowboy • 7 p.m.

a community contra dance with music by Contratopia

The Tavern Lounge Old-school country, ’80s rock, alt-country and alt-rock. Songs you don’t want to admit you like. Not really a cowboy, but voted Northfield’s best male musician of 2008.

Friday, October 23, 7-10:30 pm Free contra dance lesson at 7 pm No prior contra dance experience required; no dance partner needed. Watch for details in the October Northfield Entertainment Guide

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The Contented Cow This Beatlesque trio. Goo goo g’joob g’goo goo g’joob. Goo goo g’joob g’goo goo g’joob g’goo. DJ Music

Froggy Bottoms SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 Treefrog Music Festival • noon

Teepee Tonka Park, Faribault This is the second of a two-day event. Sunday’s line up includes the Faribault HS Prep Band (noon), Jivin’ Ivan and Friends (12:45), The Swamp Kings (1:30), The Eddies (2:15), Pert Near Sandstone (3), Minnesota Barking Ducks (4) and The Over & Back Band (5). See Sept. 19 description and www.treefrogmusic.org for more details. Faculty Recital: Dan Dressen • 3:15 p.m.

Christiansen Hall of Music, Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Dan Dressen, tenor and Kathryn Ananda-Owens, piano. Growing a Culture of Peace • 3:30-5 p.m.

St. John’s Hall, St. John’s Church Sixth annual community celebration of the international day of peace featuring conversation with former ambassador Robert Flaten, music, an open mic and more. Politics and a Pint • 6 p.m.

The Contented Cow Join discussions on local issues at this “lightly moderated” open forum. For topics, go to www.contentedcow.com.

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Northern Roots Session • 7 p.m.

The Contented Cow Acoustic music with roots in the north, particularly the Nordic countries. Quiz Night • 8 p.m.

The Contented Cow Stop in anytime to sign up. Foursomes compete for prizes and the chance to drink from the “Winner’s Mug” the week following their triumph! MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 Poker • 7 p.m.

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Froggy Bottoms Play Texas Hold ’em for points and prizes. Free!

Open for lunch & dinner 6 days/week. Closed Mondays.

Nordic Jam • 7:30 p.m.

Lunch Buffet ~ A La Carte Catering Take-out Parties Welcome

The Contented Cow This weekly open acoustic jam session plays from the Nordic countries and their immigrant communities in North America. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 Fall Mellby Lecture • 7 p.m.

Buntrock Commons, Viking Theater, St. Olaf “Exit Pursued by Ethics,” given by Karen Wilson, professor of theatre. Reception to follow.

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Acoustic Jam Session • 8 p.m.

The Contented Cow Acoustic musicians of all levels gather to jam. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 Art Studio Grand Opening • 5-7 p.m.

Eclectic Goat Live Music TBD • 7 p.m.

Tavern Lounge Karaoke

Froggy Bottoms FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 Convocation: John McConnell • 10:50-11:50 a.m.

GOOD BEER GOOD FOOD GOOD COMPANY

10th Anniversary

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton John McConnell has served as a speechwriter for President George W. Bush and as the chief speechwriter for Vice President Dick Cheney from the start of the administration. He was with the vice president on the tragic morning of Sept. 11, 2001, and was a member of the speechwriting team that composed the president’s memorable National Cathedral address to the nation in the wake of that disaster. A graduate of Yale Law School, McConnell’s ten years on the White House staff is matched by only one other person in the last 60 years. McConnell also served as campaign speechwriter for Bob Dole in 1996, George W. Bush in 2000, and as a speechwriter for Vice President Dan Quayle during the first Bush administration. Brilliant, warm, funny and loyal, McConnell has earned widespread respect for his skills as a wordsmith.

Saturday, September 26 Opening at noon Prize Drawings Every Hour 5pm-10pm

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Farmers Market • May-October • Waterfront Park (across the river from the Safety Center) Tues & Fri, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday 9-11 a.m. produce, plants, cut flowers, baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles, occasional music & more!

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Man Cave Monday 7-9 p.m., Paradise Center

Acoustic Jam Session 8 p.m.

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Theater: JESSE! • 2 p.m.

Poker • 7 p.m.

NAG Theater

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Politics and a Pint • 6 p.m.

Nordic Jam • 8 p.m.

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Northfield Cemetery

Northern Roots Session 7:30 p.m., Contented Cow Quiz Night • 8 p.m.

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Rice County Steam & Gas Engine Show • 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Dundas

Rice County Steam and Gas Engine Show • 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Dundas

Jealous Husbands • 7 p.m.

Jon Manners • 7 p.m., The Tavern

The Tavern Lounge

Theater: JESSE! • 7:30 p.m.

Theater: JESSE! • 7:30 p.m.

Northfield Arts Guild Theater Karaoke • 9 p.m., L&M, Dundas DJ Music • 9 p.m., The Rueb ‘N’ Stein Fish Frye • 9 p.m., Froggy Bottoms Chance Meeting, The Contented Cow

The Tavern Lounge Study Hall with Peter, Terry and Peter, The Contented Cow

Northfield Arts Guild Theater Full Moon Night Hike • 7:30-8:30 p.m.

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault Goodsell Observatory Open House 9-11 p.m., Carleton Brothers Burn Mountain

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Townie Night/Harmonic Voodoo 5 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Arts & Crafts Show • 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

DJJD Entertainment Center Carey Langer • 5 p.m.

Entertainment Center/Lightning Flats • 4 p.m.-1 a.m.

The Contented Cow

New Moon Trio • 5 p.m.

Northfield Historical Society Reception • 5:30-8 p.m.

The Contented Cow

Northfield Arena

Mark Mraz • 7 p.m., Tavern Lounge

Chad Johnson with Grayson • doors open 6:30 p.m, Grand Event Center

Theater: JESSE! • 7:30 p.m.

Norwegian Cowboy • 7 p.m.

Northfield Arts Guild Theater Area 51 • 8 p.m., The Contented Cow Roster McCabe • 9 p.m., The Rueb Karaoke, Froggy Bottoms

The Tavern Lounge Theater: JESSE! • 7:30 p.m.

Northfield Arts Guild Theater Theater: Helen • 7:30 p.m.

Haugen Theater, St. Olaf Carey Langer • 7:30 p.m., HideAway P.R.C.A. Professional Rodeo • 8 p.m.

Jesse James Arena Square Dance • 8-10:30 p.m.

Division between 4th and 5th streets Walker Foreman Band • 8 p.m.

12 – ✦DJJD DAY 4✦ Car Show • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Riverside Park Arts & Craft Shows

Central Park – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Northfield Arena –9 a.m.-6 p.m. Riverfront Fine Arts and Crafts Festival • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Entertainment Center Live Entertainment • 12 p.m.-1 a.m. Literary Arts Event • 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Paradise Center for Arts, Faribault Vintage Baseball • 1 p.m.

Memorial Field P.R.C.A. Professional Rodeo • 2 and 8 p.m., Jesse James Arena Fish Frye • 2 p.m., Contented Cow Key West Rejects • 4-8 p.m.

The Tavern Lounge Under Otter Project • 5 p.m.

The Contented Cow Acoustic Jam Session • 6-10 p.m.

JavaLive Coffee Shop, Faribault

The Contented Cow DJ Music • 9 p.m., Rueb ‘N’ Stein

Theater: JESSE! • 7:30 p.m.

Rodeo Dance/T.H.E. House Band 9:30 p.m.-midnight, Jesse James Arena

Haugen Theater, St. Olaf

Northfield Arts Guild Theater Theater: Helen • 7:30 p.m. Glory Muse • 7:30-9:30 p.m.

DJ Music, Froggy Bottoms

The HideAway

RCAs • 11 p.m., The Contented Cow

Matt Arthur and the Bratlanders 8 p.m., The Contented Cow Jack Knife and the Sharps • doors open 8 p.m., Grand Event Center Bellered Yellers • 8:30 p.m.-midnight

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Opening Convocation: Gary Nabhan • 3-4:30 p.m.

Guest Artist Recital: Vikas Kashalkar • 7 p.m.

Talk and Film by Lee Breuer • 3 p.m.

Skinner Chapel, Carleton

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf

Viking Theater, St. Olaf

Central Park

Poker • 7 p.m.

Riverfront Fine Arts and Crafts Festival • 10 a.m.5 p.m.

Froggy Bottoms

Acoustic Jam Session 8 p.m.

Nordic Jam • 8 p.m.

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See more DJJD in the Happenings Craft Show • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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4th Annual Duck Race after the parade Faculty Recital: Ray Shows and John Jensen 3:15 p.m., St. Olaf Politics and a Pint • 6 p.m.

The Contented Cow Northern Roots Session 7:30 p.m., Contented Cow Quiz Night • 8 p.m.

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Treefrog Music Festival noon, Faribault

Poker • 7 p.m.

Fall Mellby Lecture • 7 p.m.

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Buntrock Commons, St. Olaf

Faculty Recital: Dan Dressen • 3:15 p.m.

Nordic Jam • 8 p.m.

Acoustic Jam Session 8 p.m.

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Growing a Culture of Peace • 3:30-5 p.m.

St. John’s Church Politics and a Pint • 6 p.m.

The Contented Cow Northern Roots Session 7 p.m., The Contented Cow Quiz Night • 8 p.m.

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Faculty Recital: Lawrence Archbold, organ • 3-4 p.m.

Poker • 7 p.m.

Acoustic Jam Session 8 p.m.

Concert Hall, Carleton

Guest Concert: Oslo Chamber Choir • 7:30 p.m.

St. Olaf Homecoming Weekend Concert • 3:30 p.m.,

Skoglund Auditorium, St. Olaf

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Buntrock Commons, St. Olaf

25th Annual Faribault Area Airfest all day, Faribault Municipal Airport

25th Annual Faribault Area Airfest all day, Faribault Municipal Airport

Wine Club • 7-9 p.m.

Occasional Jazz • 5 p.m.

Treefrog Music Festival • noon on

The Grand Event Center

The Contented Cow

Teepee Tonka Park, Faribault

Art Talk: The Geometry of Visual Space • 7 p.m., Dittman 305, St. Olaf

Art Opening: Art from Math, Math as Art • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Norwegian Cowboy • 7 p.m.

Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf

Lecture: Chad Pregracke • 7 p.m.

Viking Theater, St. Olaf Mark Mraz • 7 p.m., Tavern Lounge Faculty Recital: Jun Qian • 8:15 p.m.

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf

The Bohemian Duo • 7 p.m.

The Tavern Lounge

The Tavern Lounge The Eggmen, The Contented Cow DJ Music, Froggy Bottoms

Artists’ Reception and Talk: Plumb Bobs and Other Curiosities: Recent Work • 7:30/8:30 p.m., Bolious Hall

Study Hall with Peter, Terry and Peter, The Contented Cow

Auditorium/Gallery, Carleton

Karaoke, Froggy Bottoms

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Burning Chrome • 8 p.m. Guest Recital: Brenda Brenner 8:15 p.m., Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf DJ Music • 9 p.m., Rueb ‘N’ Stein

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Convocation: John McConnell 10:50-11:50 a.m.

Booksignings • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Live Music TBD • 7 p.m.

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton

Tavern Lounge Karaoke, Froggy Bottoms

First Glimpse — Informal Dance Concert • 3:30 p.m.

Dittmann Center, Studio 1, St. Olaf Carey Langer • 5 p.m.

The Contented Cow Jon Manners • 7 p.m., Tavern Lounge North of Nowhere • 8 p.m.

The Contented Cow DJ Music • 9 p.m., Rueb ‘N’ Stein

Buntrock Bookstore, St. Olaf The Contented Cow Turns 10! Noon on, The Contented Cow Fall Family Prairie Hike • 1-2:30 p.m.

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault Marty Anderson & the Goods • 5 p.m.

The Contented Cow Area 51 • 7 p.m., The Tavern Lounge St. Olaf Band Concert • 7:30 p.m.

Skoglund Auditorium, St. Olaf Area 51 • 8:30 p.m., Contented Cow Karaoke • 9 p.m., L&M, Dundas DJ Music • 9 p.m., The Rueb ‘N’ Stein DJ Music, Froggy Bottoms

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Art and Soul Gallery Showcasing Original, Creative Expression.

Wildlife oil paintings on hide drums by Paponetti (Taos, New Mexico) – 1995. Smith Family collection.

Words of wisdom from Chief Seattle, Suquamish tribe (1790-1866) “This we know: The earth does not belong to us. We belong to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us. We did not weave the web of life, we are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. The bear, the deer, the great eagle, these are our brothers. The rocky crests, the meadows, the ponies – all belong to the same family.”

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HA P P E N I N G S Friday, September 25 continued First Glimpse – Informal Dance Concert • 3:30 p.m.

Dittmann Center, Studio 1, St. Olaf A preview of the year’s upcoming dances and events. Carey Langer • 5 p.m.

The Contented Cow A solo artist covering six decades and seven styles of music. From The Everly Brothers and Frank Sinatra, to Rick Springfield, Dave Matthews and Jimmy Eat World, plus original music. Jon Manners 7 p.m.

The Tavern Lounge Voted Northfield’s best male musician of 2009! Playing guitar since 1957, Manners has been in bands including: The Stingrays, The Fabulous Intruders, The Critters, The Sticky Wickets, Yellow Fish, The Glass Eye, The Windjammers, No Dice, Rockaday Jonny, Diesel Goose, Zebra, Berceuse, Shriek, Neoneon, The Great? Imposters. in the early ‘70s, he associated with Andrew Loog Oldham, one-time producer for The Rolling Stones. Now playing solo, he says “it’s easier to call a rehearsal and it gives me complete control over the songlist.”

Fall Family Prairie Hike • 1-2:30 p.m.

St. Olaf Band Concert • 7:30 p.m.

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault Explore the prairie in the fall season! Look at the cycles of life playing out as the growing season winds down. Hear some fall-themed stories as you hike both on- and off-trail. Hike will not be suitable for strollers. Free and open to all ages.

Skoglund Auditorium, St. Olaf Conducted by Timothy Mahr.

Marty Anderson & the Goods 5 p.m.

Contented Cow The “Goods” music is a blend of Americana and country alternative sound with lots of Bob Dylan. They do some glam-era adaptations that really rock, as well as new music like Wilco and Ryan Adams. The 2008 “Goods” include: Gavin Bady, Scott Barvir, Paul Delong, Aaron Hagenson, Kate Johnson and Pete Jones.

Area 51 • 8:30 p.m.

The Contented Cow Take eight from the fields of education, architecture, communications and medicine; mix in guitars, drums, saxophones, harmonicas, voices and cowbells and you’ve got “music from the heavens.” Karaoke • 9 p.m.

L&M Bar and Grill, Dundas DJ Music • 9 p.m.

The Rueb ‘N’ Stein DJ Music

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Area 51 • 7 p.m.

The Tavern Lounge Take eight from the fields of education, architecture, communications and medicine; mix in guitars, drums, saxophones, harmonicas, voices and cowbells and you’ve got “music from the heavens.”

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Faculty Recital: Lawrence Archbold, organ • 3-4 p.m.

Concert Hall, Carleton Archbold is professor of music and Enid and Henry Woodward College organist.

North of Nowhere • 8 p.m.

The Contented Cow Out of Prior Lake, this rock/alt-country band has influences including Cross Canadian Ragweed, The Band, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Drive by Truckers, Neil Young, Byrds, Tom Petty and Lynyrd Skynyrd. DJ Music • 9 p.m.

Rueb ‘N’ Stein SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 Booksignings • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Buntrock Commons Bookstore, St. Olaf Kirsten Jacobson Stasney, “Thy Father’s Will”; Michael Norman, “The Nearly Departed: Minnesota Ghost Stories and Legends”; and Mary Jo Thorshein, “The Biography of a Building: The Personalities of 2615 Park Avenue.” The Contented Cow Turns 10! Noon on • The Contented Cow

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Sunday, September 27 continued

St. Olaf Homecoming Weekend Concert • 3:30 p.m.

Skoglund Auditorium, St. Olaf The Manitou Singers conducted by Sigrid Johnson, The Viking Chorus conducted by Christopher Aspaas, The Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Martin Hodel and The Norseman Band conducted by Paul Niemisto. Politics and a Pint • 6 p.m.

The Contented Cow Join discussions on local issues at this “lightly moderated” open forum. For topics, go to www.contentedcow.com.

Northern Roots Session • 7:30 p.m.

The Contented Cow Listen, jam, enjoy. Quiz Night • 8 p.m.

The Contented Cow Stop in anytime to sign up. Foursomes compete for prizes and the chance to drink from the “Winner’s Mug” the week following their triumph! MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Poker • 7 p.m.

Froggy Bottoms Play Texas Hold ’em for points and prizes. Free! Guest Concert: Oslo Chamber Choir • 7:30 p.m.

Who’s Playing at a Glance Acoustic Jam Session ........................................Tuesdays – Cow Area 51 .....................................Sept. 10, 26 – Cow; 26 – Tavern Matt Arthur and the Bratlanders ......................Sept. 12 – Cow Marty Anderson and the Goods ...........................Sept. 26 – Cow Bellered Yellers ................................................Sept. 12 – Tavern The Bohemian Duo .........................................Sept. 18 – Tavern Brothers Burn Mountain ...................................Sept. 4 – Cow Chance Meeting...................................................Sept. 5 – Cow The Eggmen.........................................................Sept. 19 – Cow Fish Frye.............................................Sept. 5 – Frog; 12 – Cow Glory Muse ................................................Sept. 12 – HideAway Grayson .......................................................... Sept. 11 – Grand Harmonic Voodoo ....................Sept. 10 – Entertainment Ctr Chris Hawkeye Band.................Sept. 12 – Entertainment Ctr Chad Johnson CD Release Party .................. Sept. 11 – Grand Key West Rejects .........................................Sept. 6, 21 – Tavern Carey Langer ....................Sept. 10, 25 – Cow; 11 – HideAway Lightning Flats ..........................Sept. 11 – Entertainment Ctr Jack Knife and the Sharps .............................. Sept. 12 – Grand Jealous Husbands ............................................Sept. 4 – Tavern Low .............................................................. Sept. 17 – The Cave Jon Manners ................................................Sept. 5, 25 – Tavern Mark Mraz .................................................Sept. 10, 17 – Tavern Roster McCabe ...................................................Sept. 10 – Rueb Minnesota Pipes and Drums.....Sept. 13 – Entertainment Ctr New Moon Trio...................................................Sept. 11 – Cow Nordic Jam........................................................ Mondays – Cow North of Nowhere...............................................Sept. 25 – Cow Northern Roots Session ....................................Sundays – Cow Norwegian Cowboy....................................... Sept. 11, 19 – Tavern Occassional Jazz..................................................Sept. 18 – Cow Rice County All Stars (RCAs) ..........................Sept. 11 – Cow Shoeless Revolution...........................................Sept. 12 – Rueb Study Hall w/Peter, Terry and Peter ............Sept. 3, 17 – Cow Teddy Bear Band .......................Sept. 12 – Entertainment Ctr Todd Thompson Trio .....................................Sept. 3 – Tavern Tree Frog Music Festival.......................Sept. 19, 20 – Faribault Under Otter Project ..........................................Sept. 12 – Cow Wake-Robin ................................................Sept. 2 – Bittersweet Walker Foreman Band ......................................Sept. 11 – Cow

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Boe Memorial Chapel, St. Olaf Oslo Kammerkor (Oslo Chamber Choir) is among the leading choirs in Norway, particularly famous for its groundbreaking exploration of vocal folk music. They have brought the ancient Norwegian singing tradition called “kveding,” usually done by single voices, into innovative choir performances. Nordic Jam • 8 p.m.

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HISTORIC

HAPPENINGS NORTHFIELD STYLE By Susan Hvistendahl

Bryan Moon: A Life of Art, Aviation and Adventure As I drove into the driveway of the hilltop home of Bryan Moon outside of Cannon Falls, I saw the first whimsical touch of this artist known for fanciful humor. There it was, a parking meter. Should I search for change, I wondered? Moon greeted me cheerfully and gave me a tour of the home and his upstairs studio, decorated with artistic renderings from a life which has been filled with art, aviation and adventure. His cat, Beckie, followed us up the stairs and cooperatively posed with him in front of one of Moon’s most recognized paintings: “The James-Younger Gang’s Last Raid.” The eight raiders wear cowboy hats and look watchfully ahead and to the side in front of big capital letters which spell out “First National Bank.” The raiders not only have whiskers but tails, too. These tough hombres are pussy cats. So, how did Moon come up with the idea of portraying the James-Younger Gang as cats? Well, it’s a long story. Moon had started out as an art student at Exeter College of Art and Southampton College in his native England. But he wound up as a vice president of Northwest Airlines in Minneapolis and had largely neglected his talent for 20 years. A couple years before he took early retirement in 1987, he was captivated again by art and found himself working long into the night. His guid-

ing principle became, “I am only going to paint it if I absolutely know the subject.” Moon decided he would like to paint lions. So he wrote to George Adamson, a wildlife conservationist whose story is portrayed in the 1966 movie “Born Free” about raising a lioness cub and releasing her to the wild. Adamson invited Moon to visit him in a national reserve in Kenya where, Moon said, “I started to play with his lions, wrestle with the lions, really got to know lions and all of a sudden I became a pro-cat man which I wasn’t before.” Finding lions in short supply in Minnesota after returning from Africa, Moon told his wife, Cicely, “Maybe I ought to do something with domestic cats.” Cats, after all, have the same body language as lions. Cicely suggested that he paint the cats of the Anderson House Hotel in Wabasha, where guests were allowed to take cats provided by the owners to their rooms for overnight stays. (This hotel opened in 1856 and closed in March of this year.) So he did. One day Cicely heard him laughing in his studio and asked him what he was laughing about. He said, “Well, I just had this funny idea about a whimsical piece on the James-Younger Gang.” Moon went to Northfield for background on the gang and used some of the Anderson House cats as models for his new project. The only two cats he chose to portray specific outlaws were two ginger-colored cats for Jesse and Frank James. (“When you are doing whimsical, you can get away with murder,” said Moon, “because you’re not pretending anything is real anymore, but to that extent I thought through the relationship of Frank and Jesse.”) Moon then brought both cat pictures to his publisher, Hadley House. “They really liked the Anderson cats and were definitely going to print that. They were not too sure about this James-Younger Gang for the first whimsical.” So Moon proposed that prints of both paintings be offered at an upcoming exhibition at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The publisher would be at one booth with the Anderson cats and Moon at another with the JamesYounger cats and Moon said, “I’ll bet we outsell you.” At the end of the exhibition, the publisher said, “We did all right. We sold 18 prints, that’s very good. How many did you sell?” “Eighty-five,” Moon replied. The “James-Younger Gang’s Last Raid,” copyrighted in 1988, has been reprinted eight times and has sold nearly 30,000 prints, which may make it the top-selling whimsical print in the United States. Jean Winzenburg of Hadley House told me, “His sales have been phenomenal. People have always received Bryan’s art favorably. I think they relate as pet owners to seeing pets in whimsical situations.” Leanin’ Tree Publishing in Colorado prints 30 or 40 different greeting cards with Moon’s designs and “the James-Younger Gang is always in the top ten,” said Moon. Besides greeting cards, the cowboy cat gang appears in puzzle form, on plates, wall hangers, stitch kits, bookmarks, note cards, magnets, etc. “It just keeps going,” said Moon, adding, “If I knew the secret to why, I would paint more like it! But who knows the secret as to why one picture takes off and another one doesn’t.”

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Historic Happenings, continued from previous page After Moon received the first prints, he sent one to the bank manager of the First National Bank in Northfield, with a polite note saying, “Hope you don’t mind the whimsical interpretation of the famous raid on your bank.” Moon said, “He apparently was not impressed since he did not reply!” Current officials at the First National Bank had no knowledge of this incident, but Vice President Rick Estenson asked me to give Moon a Jesse James bobblehead doll as somewhat of a “peace offering.” In return, Moon sent the bank another print of the “Last Raid,” along with one for the Northfield Historical Society. Estenson promises to frame “this wonderful print” and find a place to display it. Moon’s Mission Living with lions is only one of Moon’s adventures. He went to the base training camp for explorer Will Steger’s expeditions to the North and South Poles and painted the sled dogs, 12 in one month alone. For a commemorative work on the 200th anniversary in 1989 of the mutiny on the Bounty, in order to “live the subject,” Moon sailed 1300 miles from Tahiti to Pitcairn Island to stay with the descendants of the mutiny who live there. Moon’s long-standing fascination with aviation led to what would become his life’s mission: seeking downed aircraft and remains from World War II. Moon spent three years in the British Royal Air Force after World War II and worked for British aviation companies before emigrating to the United States to become a vice president of Aloha Airlines in Hawaii and then Northwest Airlines. Moon traces his aviation interest to the thrilling childhood experience of bicycling to a nearby American base to watch the bombers take off. Moon was drawn to studying the history of World War II since he had lived through it as a child who was taken from the bombed cities to the countryside for safety. He focused on the first bombing raid on Japan, led by Jimmy Doolittle in 1942 when 16 bombers were lost. Five of the surviving crew members that Moon contacted remembered where their planes had crashed when they parachuted into China. In 1990, Moon got permission from the Chinese government to come with an expedition to try to find the lost bombers. Moon met “the Chinese people who had saved the airplanes and protected them from the Japanese” and, he said, three of the bombers were located. In 1991, Moon returned and brought five villagers (“all elderly people who’d never been out of their villages, let alone their country”) back to America to “reunite them with the airmen they’d saved years ago.” Moon reunited them on the stage of the Sheldon Theatre in Red Wing, after which they gave a program at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and traveled to the White House at the invitation of the first President Bush.

Christopher, in 1990, Moon has spearheaded 24 missions in which more than 200 MIA remains have been found. Moon is justifiably proud that last year his group was “recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense as the number one MIA search group in America.” The discoveries are all reported to the U.S. Army for follow-up. All who go on the expeditions are volunteers who pay their own way. Missions are currently concentrating on Papua New Guinea “because there are still 650 airplanes missing and their crews.” Moon stressed that this number does not include Australian and Japanese airplanes, just American. Moon is very eloquent on the subject of the MIA world, where he estimates that there are 1,800 American MIAs from the Vietnam War, 8,500 from Korea and 76,000 from World War II. “It’s 65 years ago since the war ended, how can we leave 76,000 of our finest young men and women behind? It’s unconscionable! Why isn’t the country up in arms? I don’t understand it.” With so many remains to recover, Moon decided to use multiple targets. To find someone in the jungle, said Moon, “You go to the natives.” So Moon put native trackers on a payroll to find sites. Within three months, the trackers had found 12 crash sites for exploration during the 2007 mission. In 2008, eight more sites were investigated. The next mission is scheduled for May of 2010 and Moon started by giving his trackers 20 months to find 40 sites in two areas of New Guinea. “They’ve already found 48 sites,” said Moon, who expects there may be 80 sites by the time the group leaves on this 25th mission. Moon is so committed to this mission of bring back MIAs that “something had to go and I’m afraid art went.” He has not painted a picture for 18 months, despite proddings to do so from his publisher and his wife, Cicely. But he is not sure, at age 81, how much longer he can lead missions into the jungle and expects that someday, “I’ll pick up where I left off” with his art. However, he added, “That’s yet to happen.” For further information about Bryan Moon’s art, check out his website, www.pro5.com/bm. For stories and information about MIA Hunters, go to www. miahunters.com. Moon accepts orders for his art and will answer questions about MIA Hunters at 507/2637050 or via e-mail to Bryanmoon@bevcomm. net.

“When they went back to China, they were famous, because all the press wanted to interview them, for film, TV and everything else. We photographed everything they did for two weeks and gave them albums of all the pictures. That was a very special time for us,” said Moon. Subsequently this was featured by CBS newsman Charles Kurault for his Sunday morning show. During one of Moon’s missions, remains of airmen were discovered and, said Moon, “That changed my whole life because I suddenly decided right there, we shouldn’t be concentrating on airplanes, we should be bringing back MIAs and this is something I can do.” Since founding MIA Hunters with his son,

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Just Curious…

And so a few quick questions and answers. By Breanna Zarbinski After meeting Bob GregoryBjorklund, I wished I had attended ARTech so that I could have experienced his enthusiasm for theater and teaching earlier in my life. Gregory-Bjorklund dates the origins of his passion for theater to his high school years, but he has continued to maintain this passion and found a home for it in the Northfield community. Whether he is advising students, teaching classes, fundraising, producing plays, or leading field trips, Gregory-Bjorklund is dedicated to contributing to Northfield’s art community.

BZ: How did you become involved in theater? G-B: I remember that in kindergarten I was chosen to play Prince Charming in “Sleeping Beauty.” My one problem with the role was that I had to kiss Sleeping Beauty, so my teacher and I compromised and I kissed Sleeping Beauty’s hand to wake her up. My real “Aha!” moment came during my junior year of high school. My older brother had been an all-conference quarterback, and I thought “This is the way to go – the girls love him!” I tried for a number of years to be good at athletics, but I really wasn’t very successful. During my junior year of high school, I auditioned for “Carousel,” a Rogers and Hammerstein production, and I was cast in one of the lead roles. I was a 17 year old at the time. I remember opening night after the performance, and I felt like I was floating three feet off of the ground. That has really propelled me to do what I do now.

BZ: How did you become involved with ARTech? G-B: I have actually been at ARTech since the beginning of the school in 2003. I was not part of the group that organized and created the school, but I knew many of those people. The first 20 years of my life after college were spent making a living in performance with my wife, Ann. We moved, with our son Willie, to Dundas from the Twin Cities in 1994. I was free-lancing as well as teaching at that time, and I started a half-time position at ARTech as arts coordinator. I have just finished my second fulltime year at ARTech working as an advisor and theater specialist. BZ: What brought you to Northfield? G-B: We had lived in the Twin Cities for 10 years, and we started to look for a house to buy. We eventually realized that we didn’t want to live in the city, even though most of my work was in the city. We finally let ourselves consider living as far out of the city as Northfield. The arts community as well as the presence of the two colleges intrigued us. In the process, we discovered this great community. BZ: What else intrigued you about Northfield or ARTech specifically? G-B: Another thing that drove me to work here is the type of work that a school like this does. ARTech and other charter schools satisfy the same graduation standards as any public school, but charter schools satisfy these requirements in a different way, and I have always been one to be open to doing things in different ways. I have a degree in Speech and Theater Education from Luther, so even as I was performing for many years after college, I had a background in education. In fact, both of my parents are former teachers. BZ: As the theater specialist at ARTech, what do you do? G-B: I have a great job here, because I am able to do a lot of my own creating of events, curriculum, field trips and production planning. When your school has 126 students in it, it is similar to steering a small motorboat rather than a large ship. It is much easier to turn and do things quickly, so I have a lot of freedom to do what I feel is important for my students.

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BZ: What else do you do at ARTech? G-B: A lot of my responsibility also consists of creating special events, such as Arts for Martin and fundraisers. For example, we have a fundraiser right before Thanksgiving called Thanks-Give. I teach theater classes for both middle school and high school at ARTech. Again, I am able to create my own curriculum, so my theater classes can, for example, create a piece for Thanks-Give. I am able to integrate events and curriculum together and then teach through these events. I also direct a spring play.

BZ: Why do you think participation in the arts is so important for youth? G-B: Academics talk about how the arts increase brain activity, which is very important. I can think of a couple of things that I have noticed through teaching. A few years ago, I directed “The Crucible” for the high school. It’s a tough show to perform, especially for high school students. We had a cast that just nailed the performance. They not only did the show well, but they also understood it. About a week after we closed, I opened the paper, and there was a picture of the National Merit Finalists. Of the eight finalists, four of them were in my cast. I have seen that happen every year. I think I work with the best kids in the world. I hope every teacher and coach says that. My kids are creative, articulate, active and cooperative. BZ: Can you describe some of your favorite productions? G-B: “The Crucible” really stands out in my mind. The cast was more than 20 people and the majority of my kids were seniors. I remember when most of them were freshmen, and I told them that I would challenge them every year. I could have predicted that when they were seniors they would perform “The Crucible” because they were very strong actors. BZ: What have been some of your favorite productions at ARTech? G-B: My favorite shows at ARTech have been in a type of staging called “promenade.” In this staging, the audience is literally in the middle of the performance. The audience stands or sits in the middle of the performance and shifts in accordance to where the scenes occur. Two years ago, I took my students to see “Antigone” at the Children’s Theater, and it was performed in a promenade. I love trying different or unique things, but I also love watching the confidence of my performers while they are in the middle of the audience. BZ: What are some of the unique characteristics about ARTech? G-B: I find myself telling people who don’t know our school that ARTech isn’t a place where students walk around wearing berets Just Curious, continued on page 46

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40 Years of Service Marked by Innovation, Choice and Tradition On September 15, 1969, Northfield Retirement Community opened its doors as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christian home for aged men and women.â&#x20AC;?

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hrough the years it has grown and developed to meet the changing needs of the older adults throughout the region. Innovation, choice and tradition have been the watchwords of NRC through the yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;touchstones, benchmarks along the way, recurring with regularity and consistency. Since 1969, the campus has undergone tremendous change with the addition of assisted living, independent living, memory care and housing with services, as well as apartments, townhomes and a co-

operative. Changes have been made motivated by the questions: â&#x20AC;&#x153;How can we improve the quality of life for our residents?â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;How can we do it better, more creatively and more efficiently than anyone else has imagined?â&#x20AC;? Our 40th anniversary year is one of celebration, beginning with the Tonic Sol-fa concert at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, October 24, at the Northfield Middle School. Tickets will soon go on sale at the Northfield Senior Center; and at Emeldaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marketplace and Gift Shoppe,

located on the NRC Campus next to the YMCA Wellness Center. In addition, tickets will be on sale at Crazy Days and Jesse James Days. More ticket locations may be added. For more information, contact 507664-3480 (Joan Stoesz) or email: jstoesz@northfieldretirement.org. Considered one of the top Midwest a cappella groups, Tonic Sol-fa has been inducted into the Midwest Music Hall of Fame. The group has also been voted the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Contemporary Artist of the Year and has been nominated several times for NACAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Entertainer of the Year (most popular group in America on the college circuit). They were voted by Campus Activities Magazine as â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the top five â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;MUST SEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; continued on page 2

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Corporate Churches Enter into a Mission Covenant with NRC Since 1963 when the exploratory committee was created to establish Northfield Retirement Community, area churches have comprised the community’s Board of Directors.

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elegates to NRC’s annual meetings as well as members of the Board’s standing committees are also corporate church members. Thus it is members of these area churches who help to direct the programs and services of NRC and its strategic planning efforts. This tradition of Christian service has always been the vision and mission of NRC. Eight congregations joined forces to form the original corporation that began Lutheran Home of the Cannon Valley, which does business as Northfield Retirement Community. The founding congregations included Bethel Lutheran, St. John’s Lutheran and St. Peter’s Lutheran, all of Northfield; Farmington Lutheran; Solar Lutheran, Webster; Trondhjem Lutheran, Lonsdale; Christiania Lutheran, Lakeville; and Immanuel Lutheran, in rural Northfield. (The latter closed two years later.) Dennison Lutheran and Highview Christiania, Farmington,

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to provide for the needs of older persons who would benefit from their services. Their common vision and that of the Christian Church is stated to be that we are called and sent to bear witness to the power of God’s healing, saving presence among us in the world. Through the covenant relationship, they promise to encourage one another to fulfill their call as the Body of Christ. Partnering together, the churches and NRC work to expand and enrich ministry to older persons in the congregations, and the congregations provide involvement, wisdom and financial support to NRC. The mutually beneficial relationship provides a wealth of opportunities for churches and NRC. The covenant delineates responsibilities within this relationship in the following ways: NRC will provide a caring environment for older adults to realize their maximum physical, spiritual, psychological and continued on page 3

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joined the group in 1971. With an added ecumenical focus, the corporation expanded in 1972 to include the Church of St. Dominic, First United Church of Christ (Congregational), as well as Trinity Lutheran, all of Northfield. United Methodist, Northfield, joined the group in 1974. Nearly 10 years later the Assembly of God, Emmaus Baptist and All Saints Episcopal, Northfield; St. John’s Lutheran, Webster; and the Yoked Parish (Moravian Little Prairie Methodist, Castle Rock United Methodist) were added to the group in 1983. The Assembly of God later withdrew its membership. Currently the group includes the above mentioned churches with Main Street Moravian and Little Prairie United Methodist as separate congregations, plus St. Mark’s Lutheran, Randolph. Corporate churches enter into a covenant relationship with NRC. The covenant or mutual understanding states that they join together

have seen them live will invariably give an enthusiastic review of the group and its performance. When winter arrives with Northfield’s Winter Walk, Friends of NRC will gather for a 40th Anniversary Recognition Buffet. In

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participation in partnership projects with NRC; and financial support as part of the ministry budget and through individual members. The covenant stresses that it does not create formal, legal obligations, but rather is meant to reaffirm mutual Christian commitment and understanding about mutual mission to older persons. It is reviewed periodically and the partnerships updated in terms of the types of involvement in each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ministries. Recently the churches were visited by representatives of NRC to accomplish this task and renew commitments. t



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Northfield Care Center Receives Excellence in Action Award National Honor for Exemplary Customer Satisfaction

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orthfield Care Center (NCC) received My InnerView’s Excellence in Action award, a national honor recognizing NCC’s commitment to superior customer satisfaction. “This year’s award recipients truly demonstrate their dedication to excellent customer satisfaction,” said Brad Shiverick, Vice President of Research, My InnerView. “This is an exceptional group of providers and their efforts should be recognized.”

My InnerView, the applied research and quality-improvement solutions provider that presents the annual award, supports leaders across the entire senior care profession with tools to measure, benchmark and improve performance. This year’s award for superior customer satisfaction was presented to My InnerView customers who completed a resident or family satisfaction survey in 2008, and scored in the top 10 percent of

“This is an exceptional group of providers and their efforts should be recognized.”

qualifying facilities on the question, “What is your recommendation of this facility to others?” in terms of the percentage of respondents rating the nursing home as “excellent.” This is the second time in three years that NCC has received this national recognition. t

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Record Turnout for Third Annual NRC Golf Classic

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ersons attending NRC’s Third Annual Golf Classic enjoyed the special camaraderie that goes hand in hand with 18 holes of golf at the beautiful Northfield Golf Club and networking with colleagues and friends. Event attendance was at an all-time high—132 golfers—demonstrating the community’s support of Northfield Retirement Community and its important mission to older adults. NRC relies on our community partners to continue our legacy of innovation, choice and excellence in elder care and living services for years to come. Sponsors, prize donors, golfers, the NRC board, volunteers and staff QBHF

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214 Division St. • 645-2462 (office 645-1665) www.chapati.us – Closed Mondays – Cuisine of India. Variety of curry and Tandoor entrees including a large selection of vegetarian items. Wine and beer. Contented Cow

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302 Division St. S. • www.contentedcow.com 3 p.m.-close – British-style pub with authentic British specialties and a variety of soups, salads and sandwiches. Extensive patio overlooking the Cannon River. Great selection of imported and domestic draft beer and a full selection of wine and spirits. Culvers

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960 Hwy. 3 So. • 645-7700 • getculverized.com ButterBurgers and frozen custard. El Tequila –1010 Hwy. 3 S. • 664-9139 • 11 a.m. -10 p.m. – Family restaurant offering authentic Mexican cuisine as well as wonderful margaritas and more. Froggy Bottoms River Pub

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305 S. Water St. • www.froggybottoms.com 664-0260 • Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-close – New menu! Steaks, salads, pasta and more. Wide selection of beers and wines. Non-smoking restaurant with cozy atmosphere, thousands of frogs and a beautiful outdoor patio overlooking the Cannon River. The HideAway

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421 Division St. • 645-0400 Mon-Fri • 6 a.m.10 p.m., Sat-Sun 7 a.m.-10 p.m. – Cozy bistro atmosphere serving unique appetizers and sandwiches. Coffee drinks, wine and beer specialties. James Gang Coffeehouse & Eatery Page 26

2018 Jefferson Rd. • 663-6060 • Mon-Fri 6 a.m. -8 p.m., Sat- Sun 7 a.m.-5 p.m. – Voted Best Coffeehouse in southern Minnesota. Fresh daily roasted coffee. Wraps, soup, sandwiches, salads, desserts, ice cream and non-espresso drinks. Free wireless internet and business catering available. J. Grundy’s Rueb ‘N’ Stein

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503 Division St. • www.ruebnstein.com 645-6691 • 11 a.m.-close – Great burgers and famous Ruebens. Casual relaxing atmosphere. Huge selection of imported and domestic beers, fine spirits and wines. Game room, happy hour 3:30-6 p.m., Karaoke on Fridays at 9 p.m.

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Ole Café

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151011 St. Olaf Ave • 645-2500 • Mon-Fri 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m.2 p.m. – A coffee shop and cafeteria-style eatery with soups, salads, build-your-own sandwiches, panninis, and during dinner hours – buildyou-own-pasta bar. A retail bakery with cakes, cheesecakes, cupcakes, cookies, bars and breakfast pastries. A pizza bar and fine beers and wines. Quality Bakery and Coffee Shop – 410 Division St. • 645-8392 • Opens 6 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday – Owned and operated by the Klinkhammer family since 1949. Quality baking from scratch using delicious family recipes with no preservatives. Custom cakes, homemade breads, donuts, pies, cookies, espresso, lunch and more. Quarterback Club

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116 3rd St. W. • 645-7886 • Mon-Sat • 6 a.m.9 p.m., Sun 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. – Family friendly dining in Northfield for 37 years. House specialties include broasted chicken, BBQ ribs and flamebroiled hamburgers. The Tavern of Northfield – 212 Division St. •

663-0342 • Sun-Thu 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m., lounge open daily 3 p.m.midnight – Located in the historic Archer House since 1984, The Tavern hosts casual dining with a wide variety of homemade menu items and specials daily featuring fresh fish on Fridays and prime rib on Saturdays. The Tavern Lounge sports a deck overlooking the Cannon River, appetizers and a full bar with live music Thur-Sat. Tiny’s Dogs All Day

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321 Division St. S. • 645-6862 • Mon-Thu 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 8:30 a.m.5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Historic former pool hall, Tiny’s continues to delight patrons with great hot dogs, sandwiches, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Features include New York-style coneys, Chicago-style Vienna Beef, as well as Tiny’s own classic dog. Since 1947 Tiny’s has offered Northfield’s largest selection of specialty tobaccos and quality cigars. Willingers Bar & Restaurant

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6900 Canby Trail, Northfield • 952/652-2500 Sun-Thurs • 11 a.m. -9 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-10 p.m. – High above the course, with views of Willingers Golf Club’s fairways, greens, lakes, wetlands, ponds and trees, this venue offers dining with casual, upscale cuisine. Enjoy dinner or simply a beverage at the bar. Also available for wedding receptions, banquets, meetings or small gatherings.

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Clubs, Classes and More… Glass Garden Beads Beading Class – 507/645-0301 First and third Mondays Just Food Co-op – 507/650-0106

Tuesdays: Knitting Night, 7-9 p.m., 507/645-6331 – knit, chat, share ideas and get help. The Key

Mondays: Book Club, 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays: Photo Club, 5-6:30 p.m. Art Project Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays: College Prep, 7-8:30 p.m. – learn about the ACT, financial aid, how to write a college essay, etc. The Key will pay for college applications for those not able. Most who show up are paired with a caring and knowledgeable adult. Fridays: Movie Night, 7-9 p.m. Sundays: Writing Workshop, 3-5 p.m. – for details, call 507/663-0715. Northfield Arts Guild – 507/645-8877 – Find more classes

for kids and adults at www.northfieldartsguild.org KidsARTS and Mini KidsARTS begins Sept. 15 with classes all school year –a weekly introduction to the arts for ages 3-6. Date Night Ceramics, third Wednesday of each month. You and your date can build a project together on the wheel or by hand. For adults. Audition Ready Teens, begins Sept. 17 – this class will help young actors prepare classing and modern monologues and a musical selection. For ages 13-18. Northfield Community Education – 507/664-3649

Youth Floor Hockey – Saturdays, Sept.12-Oct. 3, Northfield Middle School Main Gym. Grades k-1, 9-9:45 a.m.; grades 2-3, 10-10:45 a.m.; grades 4-5, 11-11:45 a.m. – Hit the floor before hitting the ice. Games will be played each week. The program is open to boys and girls. Register at 664-3649. New Parents Fair – Sept. 19, 9:30 a.m.-noon – For new and expecting moms. Health professionals and community partners will share information and answer questions on various topics. Register at www.nfld.k12.mn.us or by calling 507/6643649. Reference class HF-F09. Free. Thai, Thai Again – Sept. 29, 6:30-9 p.m., Northfield Middle School Room 250 – Blend delicious flavors of Thai cuisine in this cooking class and take home leftovers. Time Before Kindergarten – Mondays, Sept. 14-Dec. 14, 12:452:45 p.m., NCRC – This early childhood class for families with children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2010 focuses parent discussion time on topics related to the transition. Northfield Public Library – 507/645-6606

First Steps Early Literacy Center: Monday, Friday and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon Brain Busters – Wednesday, Aug. 19 and Thursday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-noon – for kids going into 3rd through 5th grades. Sign up required – call 507/645-1804 or sign up at the children’s reference desk. Free. Inform Yourself About Vitamins and Supplements – Thursday, Sept. 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Learn how to read labels and identify commonly used ingredients to avoid, about what pharmaceutical companies and even your doctors do not tell you. Some information on natural, herbal alternatives to vitamins and supplements will be provided. This is a free event.

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Paradise Center for the Arts – 612/216-1206

More classes and activities at www.paradisecenterforthearts.org. Batik Workshop – Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19 and 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (14 hours) – Focused on wax and dye, students create a variety of images and textures on cloth to produce a displayable piece of art. Experiment with brushes, the tjanting tool, stamps, stencils and brayers. For beginners and experienced batikers. $120 members, $130 non members plus $20 supply fee payable to instructors Deb Johnson and Arlene Rolf. Sculptural Pottery – Sept. 10, 17, 24, 6-8 p.m. (6 hours) Choose from a variety of designs to create a unique and whimsical piece of functional art using wheel throwing and hand-building. Creativity is key. Open to students who have experience on the wheel or would like to make a hand-built-only piece. $60 members/$70 nonmembers plus $20 supply fee for 12.5# clay, glaze and firing. Additional clay available for purchase. Stained Glass – Thursdays, Sept. 24-Oct. 22, 6:30-9 p.m. Whether you are a beginner or experienced in stained glass, personal instruction and help makes this class perfect for all abilities. Materials can be purchased from the instructor. Supply costs vary, depending on desired product. Instructor: Jim Pichner. $120 members/$130 nonmembers (12 hours). Making LARGE Forms and Pots – Learn to throw and coil pots to make them larger than you’ve done in the past. Classes are in October and November at the discretion of the students and teacher. Call Paradise to register and schedule a time. Total instruction time is 8 hours. $80 members, $90 nonmembers plus $36 supply fee due upon registration. Additional supplies may be necessary depending on project selected. Instructor Tom Willis. Hand building for Kids (ages 5-13) – Thursdays, Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 4-5:30 p.m. – Work with slabs, coils, free-form and sculptural shapes, and try out new tools and techniques. $60 members, $70 nonmembers plus $15 supply fee. PJ’s Fabric and Crafts, 507/332-7151 – Classes include crochet-

ing, knitting, sewing, quilting and more! For a full calendar schedule visit, 111.emailcontact.com/calendar/view/5132 River Bend Nature Center, 332-7151 – go to www.rbnc.org. Sweet Pea’s Toys and Treats Game Night – 507/645-6555,

Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. – Fun, prizes and family time! Want to list a club or a class? Call for information – 507/663-7937 or email Kevin@northfieldguide.com I think we should get our wedding invites printed at By All Means Graphics. I hear they do great work!

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Just Curious, continued from page 37. and holding paintbrushes – we’re about a lot more than just the arts. However, my passion is theater, and I have no trouble talking about that passion with my students. We have a May Term at ARTech. At the end of the year when everyone is getting excited for summer, we do a May Term. We’ve had classes on building a solar panel, on horses and poetry or on soccer and the world, among many. My May Term was about comedy on stage, screen and television. We started examining the fifth century BC Greeks – the originators of comedy, moved through Charlie Chaplin and Lucille Ball among many others, and ended with the likes of Steve Martin and Will Farrell, establishing the connection between the Greeks and the present. The class was part theater, part history and part sociology. BZ: What is the best part about your job? G-B: I have what many people consider a luxury; that is, I do and immerse myself in what I truly love. And I can craft my teaching in the way I see best. BZ: What are some of the biggest challenges you face while teaching? G-B: The flip side of creating your own curriculum is that you don’t have anyone doing it for you. There is a creative piece to

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the process, but it is also tiring. I wouldn’t do it any other way though. BZ: What are some of the benefits of living in a community that actively fosters the arts? G-B: One of the first things that drew me here was the fact that there are two colleges. It makes the town very active, which poses a pleasant dilemma. There are always wonderful things going on, and you have to choose between them. The colleges draw people who do art and are interested in the arts. We moved here in 1994, and, at that time, we were making our living doing shows for corporations and associations. I thought that I would have to go to the Cities to continue to make a living. The more I started to work here, the more I realized that I could make a living here. To be able to make a living as an artist in a town of 17,000 is very unique. In the cities, we constantly had to market what we did, but in Northfield, my marketing is my work. That is a wonderful luxury. BZ: Would you say that Northfield is a good fit for you? G-B: I have felt a real acceptance by this community as an artist, and this is truly important to me. Community is also really important to me. To be part of a vital community and to have my work accepted by the community is incredible. I love this place.

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