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For more than 130 years, St. Olaf College has been an integral part of the Northfield community. Rediscover what we have to offer with a visit to campus. Attend a concert by our world-renowned music ensembles See our stages come alive during a theater or dance production Cheer our 27 varsity athletic teams Worship with us at our daily chapel services Hike our natural lands

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EVENTS: • Weddings • Receptions • Groom’s Dinners • Showers • Business Meetings/Seminars

illingers Golf Club offers the best in meeting, banquet, reception and wedding facilities. Our culinary and catering staffs will assist you in customizing your special event. Willingers Golf Club, with its ambience, services and amenities is often mistaken as a private club. Willingers Golf Club provides quality that will IMPRESS! The banquet facility at Willingers Golf Club is the perfect setting to celebrate a special occasion, organize a social gathering or hold a meeting/ conference. A great place to mix business with pleasure! At Willingers Golf Club an atmosphere that is truly special surrounds you and your guests.

• Association Meetings • Civic Events and Civic Club • Banquets Luncheons/Dinners • Retirements • Fund Raising Dinners, • Prom and Athletic Auctions, etc. Dinners • Anniversaries • Holiday Parties • Birthdays

With space to seat up to 150, our professional kitchen staff serves up the menus of your choice.

AMENITIES: • Breathtaking Scenery • Dramatic Clubhouse Architecture • Chef Staff with Outstanding Culinary Credentials • Professional Wait Service Staff • Fantastic Settings for Indoor or Outdoor Photography • Custom Menus • Full Beverage Service • Custom Floor Plans • Professional Event Coordinator Willingers Golf Club staff is friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Willingers will help plan and organize your event and will cater to your needs during your event to ensure your experience is memorable.

WILLINGERS GOLF CLUB Information and Reservations (952) 652-8513 e-mail: Banquets@Willingersgc.com www.Willingersgc.com

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The picturesque views, elegant clubhouse, outstanding cuisine and quality service at Willingers Golf Club will make your event not only exceptionable but also an Experience!

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Welcome Vol. 5, Issue 11

November 2009 17 Bridge Square Northfield, MN 55057

Why should I go to the ball? It’s 50 bucks, after all. Because otherwise the morning after You’ll still hear of others’ laughter Over an evening that you had not. Here’s a taste of what they got: An elegant evening out with friends In ambiance that only lends To displays of art – performance, too, Delectable fare – and I’m not through…

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More details on pages 46-47.

There’s a premier choral by NYC And then floors clear for you and me To swing and sway and dance no doubt To the big band sounds we dream about. So get your tickets while they last Don’t wait to hear, “It was a blast.” And tell your friends – tell them all Don’t miss this night – don’t miss the ball!

Publisher: Rob Schanilec By All Means Graphics Advertising: Kevin Krein Kevin@northfieldguide.com or 507/663-7937 Contributors: Susan Hvistendahl Locallygrownnorthfield.org Northfieldarttown.com Breanna Zarbinski Felicia Peters Online: at northfieldguide.com! A flippin’ cool digital edition, downloadable PDF, archives and content submission form.

to the NORTHFIELD ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE™ Your No. 1 Guide to what’s going on in and around Northfield – music, food, fun.

Contents

Theater ..........................................................................4 Happenings – Up Close .........4-23, 30-31, 35-36 Sports .............................................................................5 Local Galleries .............................................................7 Local Focus ..................................................................8 A Month at a Glance........................................26-29 Who’s Playing At A Glance .................................. 36 Special Winter Walk Ad Section..............32-34 Just Curious: Jennifer Sawyer ...................... 41-42 Historic Happenings: Susan Hvistendahl ..37-39 Clubs, Classes and More ....................................... 44 Dining ......................................................................... 45 Advertisers’ Index ................................................... 45 Beaux Arts Ball...................................................46-47 On the Cover:

Area 51 is an eclectic group of musicians from several fields of occupation – catch them Nov. 5 at the Contented Cow and Nov. 20 at the Tavern Lounge. Photos by Griff Wigley, www.locallygrownnorthfield.org.

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Featuring: Deesa Staats CARMEN Taylor Baggott DON JOSE Donna May MICHAELA Heather Hanson FRASQUITA Konrad John Kaltenbach III ZUNIGA Dave Flynn ESCAMILLO Tickets $10.00 ($5 for students) Janice Monnot NARRATOR Contact Northfield Arts Guild – 304 Division St. AND HOST (507-645-8877 or northfieldartsguild.org), The Rare Pair – 401 Division St., or Present Perfect – 419 Division St. **Pre-purchase recommended: limited seating.** FOR LAST MINUTE TICKET RESERVATIONS, CALL 507-645-7554.

Bring your children! Refreshments available at Intermission. Flowers available prior to performance and at Intermission, courtesy of Forget-Me-Not Florists.

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Theater

Fiddler on the Roof

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Carmen

Nov. 1, 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30) Northfield Middle School Auditorium The Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra and cast present George Bizet’s abridged concert version of the opera, “Carmen.” Vocal performers include Deesa Staats, Taylor Baggott, Donna May, Heather Hanson, Konrad John Kaltenbach III, Dave Flynn and Janice Monnot as narrator and host. This one-night performance is fare for the whole family in celebration of CVRO’s 30th season and the Northfield Arts Guild’s 50th anniversary. Tickets $10, $5 students. Oliver

Nov. 4, 1:30 p.m., Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault The Hampstead Stage Company presents this classic story by Charles Dickens about an orphan who runs away from an orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor. An interactive and fun performance for children of all ages. Tickets: $5. A Christmas Carol

Nov. 5, 1:30 p.m., Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault The Hampstead Stage Company presents the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future as they teach Scrooge a valuable lesson about sharing and family. Bring the whole family to join in this special holiday experience! Tickets: $5. Night Watch

Nov. 5-7, 7:30 p.m., Newhall Auditorium, Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Faribault Directed by Rachel Haider, this Lucille Fletcher dramatic murder mystery has Elaine witnessing a murder. However, because she is recovering from a nervous breakdown, she has difficulty convincing everyone else. Besides, the police can’t find any evidence. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and available at the door or by calling 507/333-1620.

Thorn Crest Farm Christmas in the Country November 27-December 6 Fridays, 12-4:30, Saturdays & Sundays, 10:30-4:30 U-cut trees (continuing through Dec. 20th – ask for times), gift shops, dried flowers, fresh evergreen wreaths

Don’t miss our Bargain Shed! Directions to Thorn Crest Farm from Northfield: Take Hwy 3 S. then Rice Co. Rd 1 West 2 miles, then S. 1 mile on Cabot Ave. For more information, call 507-645-4182.

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Nov. 6-7 and 13-14, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 15, 2 p.m., Northfield High School Auditorium “Tradition!” This is a musical that speaks to us all. Universal themes – struggles within family, community and cultures – are all filtered through the life of Tevye and the Jewish peasants of his village of Anatevka in 1905 Czarist Russia. Full of great songs including “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker,” and “If I Were a Rich Man,” Fiddler is not just a celebration of Jewish culture, it’s a celebration for all cultures of the values we share, struggle with and hold dear, of the lives we live. Tickets: $7 adults, $5 students, available in the NHS office or at the door. Measure for Measure

Nov. 6-7, 8 p.m., Arena Theater, Carleton Directed by Ruth Weiner, the Carleton Players present this classic comedy by William Shakespeare. Though first performed more than 400 years ago, this production is still seen as modern, if not contemporary. The story centers on events in Vienna when the good but lenient Duke takes leave of his post, entrusting it to the far stricter and more moralistic Lord Angelo. The drama of the play revolves around the fate of Claudio, a man jailed under the new regime for impregnating his unmarried lover. The plot contains mistaken identities and numerous characters in disguise – typical of a Shakespearean comedy – but it is known as a more problematic play than many of his other comedies because the protagonists are complex and embody significant vices along with virtues. For reservations, call 507/222-4471.

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Nov. 13-14 and 19-21, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 15, 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre, St. Olaf Celebrating the spontaneous, the random and the incomprehensible, Charles L. Mee’s “bobrauschenbergamerica” takes the bits of pieces of life and creates a performance. Mee’s text, combining Walt Whitman’s poetry with family slide shows, country music and John Cage, makes the audience question how and why we separate art from life. Tickets: $8, call 507/786-8987. Donata’s Gift

Nov. 20-21, 27-28 and Dec. 4-5, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 22, 29 and Dec. 6, 2 p.m., Northfield Arts Guild Theater Inspired by the Italian Christmas legend of Old Begana, Donata’s Gift is a story of giving and redemption. Donata is an embittered and eccentric old woman accused of a terrible crime. A young orphan helps to show her and the community that there is a fresh beginning in generosity, love and acceptance. Filled with music and dancing and well seasoned with humor, this play is a perfect addition to the holiday season. Written and directed by Christine Kallman with music by Dan Kallman. Newly scored for chamber orchestra by the composer. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students.

S P O R T S Here are the home games Thursday, November 5

SHOE RACE – St. Olaf hosts the Karhue Shoe Race (women only), 4 p.m. Friday, November 6

SWIMMING & DIVING – Carleton vs. University of St. Thomas, 6 p.m. HOCKEY – St. Olaf Men’s vs. University of St. Thomas, 7 p.m. Saturday, November 7

CROSS COUNTRY – High School State Tournament at St. Olaf SWIMMING & DIVING – St. Olaf hosts the Northfield Colleges Quad Classic, 11 a.m. FOOTBALL – Carleton vs. Concordia College, 1 p.m. HOCKEY – St. Olaf Men’s vs. Saint Mary’s University, 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 10

SWIMMING & DIVING – Carleton hosts Ted Mullen Hour of Power for Cancer Research, 4 p.m. Thursday, November 12

HOCKEY – Raiders Girls’ vs. Austin, 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 13

HOCKEY – St. Olaf Men’s vs. Gustavus Adolphus College, 7 p.m. Saturday, November 14

FOOTBALL – St. Olaf vs. Hamline University, 1 p.m. Sunday, November 15

HOCKEY – St. Olaf Women’s vs. College of Saint Benedict, 2 p.m. Monday, November 16

BASKETBALL – Carleton Men’s vs. Wartburg College, 7 p.m. St. Olaf Men’s vs. Bethany Lutheran College, 7 p.m. Friday, November 20

HOCKEY – St. Olaf Men’s vs. Concordia College, 7 p.m. WRESTLING – St. Olaf vs. Southwestern Minnesota State University, 7 p.m. Saturday, November 21

BASKETBALL – St. Olaf Men’s vs. Luther College, 7 p.m. DANCE TEAM – Raiders Girls’ Meet, 7:30 a.m. HOCKEY – St. Olaf Men’s vs. Concordia College, 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 24

WRESTLING – St. Olaf vs. Waldorf College, 7 p.m. HOCKEY – Raiders Girls’ vs. Hutchinson, 7:30 p.m.

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The Flaten Art Museum

The Garage

217 S. Water St. • 507/786-9700 artonwater.com • Th-Sat, 3-7 p.m.

Dittmann Center 1520 St. Olaf Ave. • 507/646-3556 stolaf.edu/depts/art/ Gallery closed Nov. 25-29

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

Grezzo Gallery 220 Division St., River Level 507/ 581-2161

Northfield Arts Guild 304 Division St. • 507/645-8877 www.northfieldartsguild.org Transcending the Intentional – Nov. 4-28 – Fiber art by Faye Hoch (Minneapolis), stained glass by Lucky Rimpila (Northfield) and ceramics by Julie DeVetter (Red Wing). Opening Reception Nov. 5, 7-9 p.m.

Stained glass by Tonya Kjerland

“Fired Art – Glass, Clay” – fused stained glass by Northfield artist Tonya Kjerland, functional ceramics from Minnesota-connected potters, and a series of oak-framed decorative American Opal Glass panels by Dean Kjerland.

ArtOrg Moving Walls Gallery 200 Division St. • artorg.info

Carleton College Art Gallery One N. College St. • 507/646-4469 carleton.edu/campus/gallery War Work: Artists Address Iraq and other Wars – through Nov. 18. Drawings, printmaking, hand-made paper products and ceramics from Combat Paper Project, Sandow Birk, Daniel Heyman, John Risseeuw, Ehren Tool and Megan Vossler.

Craft Collective 200 Division St. www.finecraftcollective.com Once again for the holidays, local artisans have joined ranks for your shopping pleasure and convenience. Artists are Nancy Carlson, Cathy Collison, Matt Eastvold, John Ehresmann, Meredith Fierke, Annie Larson, Heather Lawrenz, Marisa Martinez, Amy Merritt, Shona Murphy, David Peterson, Jessica Peterson White, Colleen Riley, Leigh Schrader, Amanda Stremcha, Leanne Stremcha, Carla Thompson and Jennifer Wolcott. Artists Reception Nov. 5, 5-8 p.m.

Eclectic Goat 418 Division St. • 507/786-9595 Special event Nov. 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. – artist Doni Jo McBeath will be onsite to help visitors design personal hats for themselves or as gifts.

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The Unorthodox art of James and Janice Tanner – Nov. 7-Dec. 13. Minnesota Artists James and Janice Tanner present their individual mixed-media sculptures to enliven imaginations. They will also be joining forces Nov. 9-12 to create a piece right in the center of Flaten Art Museum. Watch, ask questions and learn from the process. Their work “is a reflective abstraction of the natural landscape that we experience. It contains our psychological and emotional insights and pressures that shape the work. Each piece is a process of discovery.” Opening Reception Nov. 13, 6-9 p.m. with a student jazz ensemble. Groot Gallery: First and Last (sabbaticals) – Nov. 7-Dec.13. Tenured faculty members Ron Gallas and John Saurer exhibit work produced while on a 2008-09 sabbatical. Saurer teaches printmaking, drawing and sculpture and employs video, sculpture and prints in Sculpture his cross-media work. by Ron Gallas Gallas teaches ceramics and sculpture. His whimsical and colorful art is bound to make you smile, even laugh. Opening Reception Nov. 13, 6-9 p.m. Gallery Talk Nov. 19 A Mighty Fortress, Far from Lake Wobegone – Rolvaag Library Gallery, Nov. 2-Jan. 2. Photographs by award-winning Wing Young Huie highlight immigrant Lutheran congregations in the Twin Cities. The display includes related publications and documents. Artist Lecture Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., Dittman Center 305.

Northfield Senior Center 1651 Jefferson Pkwy • 507/664-3700 One Mile Square – through the third week in November – A photographic exhibition featuring work of professional and developing photographers around Southeastern Minnesota, documenting transformation in our homeland.

Paradise Center for the Arts Carlander Family Gallery 321 Central Ave., Faribault 507/332-7372 paradisecenterforthearts.org Animals – Julie Fakler and Dean Rehpohl, through Nov. 28. Acrylic painting (Fakler) and photography (Rehpohl) using natural subjects (Fakler animals and Rehpohl scenes and habitat along the Mississippi River).

swag 423 Division St. • 507/663-8870 Minneapolis artist Amy Ria’s opaque gouache watercolors on antique paper.

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

Studio Elements 16 Bridge Square • 507/786-9393 studioelements.net A monthly market of fine art, unique gifts and fun junk. Open one weekend a month – Nov. 5-8

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HAPPE N I NG S

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Gould Library Athenaeum, Carleton Presented by Max Yela, special collections librarian at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Carleton Jazz Ensemble Concert • 3-4 p.m.

Concert Hall, Carleton Music ranging from the Big Band era to modern composers for the large jazz ensemble. The Carleton Jazz Combos also perform. Opera: Carmen • 6 p.m.

Northfield Middle School Auditorium See page 4. 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.

Lecture: Artist’s Books as Expression, Documentation and Pedagogy • 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Day of the Dead Celebration • 5:30 p.m.

Severance Great Hall, Carleton Dia de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday in which the living commemorate the memories of their dead ancestors. Performance, decoration and reflection. Man Cave Movie Night • 7 p.m.

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Men, movies and madcap fun! (And beer...don’t forget the beer.) Take in films that are politically incorrect and horrifying to the feminine senses. Additional refreshments will be available! Tickets: $5. Go to www.paradisecenterforthearts.org for more. Lecture: Bearing Witness after Abu Ghraib: Perspectives from an Artist and a Human Rights Lawyer • 7-8 p.m.

Northern Roots Session • 7 p.m.

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

Gould Library Athenaeum, Carleton Presented by Daniel Heyman, Philadelphia-based artist, and Laura Raymond, a human rights lawyer with Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in New York. Heyman has traveled to Jordan and Turkey to witness testimony given to CCR lawyers.

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!

Nordic Lights Film Festival – Northfield Short Peek • 7 p.m.

Northern Roots Session

Buntrock Commons, Viking Theater, St. Olaf This premier event features two hours of Nordic short films offering a taste of what’s to come at the Nordic Lights Film FestivalTwin Cities later this month.

Santa Paws Holiday Photo Event Benefit for the Rice County Humane Society

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HA P P E N I N G S

Monday, Nov. 2 continued

High School Band Concert • 7 p.m.

High School Gym

Acoustic Jam Session • 8 p.m.

The Contented Cow Acoustic musicians of all levels gather to jam. Night Hike • 8 p.m.

Poker • 7 p.m., Froggy Bottoms

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

River Bend Nature Center Join a naturalist to explore RBNC at night. The hike will be onand off-trail. Moderate hills may be included. Dress for the weather and be prepared to be outside the whole time. Free and open to all ages. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 Theater: Oliver • 1:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See page 4.

Booksigning: Rebekah Frumkin 12-1 p.m.

Carleton Bookstore Current Carleton student Rebekah Frumkin has had her story “Monster” included in the anthology “The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009.” Frumkin will sign copies of her story and the book.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 Theater: A Christmas Carol 1:30 p.m. Oliver

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See page 4.

Remodeling has never been so easy. • Holiday Gift of 30% off retail pricing • Full design service • Best customer service in town • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Entertainment

• Office • Pantries/Closets • Accessible Cabinets

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Artists Reception: Craft Collective • 5-8 p.m.

Theater: Night Watch • 7:30 p.m.

200 Division St. See page 7.

Newhall Auditorium, Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Faribault See page 4.

Dance: Ghosts • 7 p.m.

Carey Langer • 8 p.m.

Northfield Middle School Presented by the Release Dance Company of the Northfield Dance Academy. Tickets at the door: $10, $7 for ages 4-11, under 3 free.

Tavern Lounge 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.

Lecture: Juliam Watkin Memorial Kierkegaard Lecture 7 p.m.

Dittmann Center 305, St. Olaf Andrew J. Burgess, University of New Mexico philosophy department, will speak about Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s understanding of Kierkegaard’s thought. Art Opening Reception 7-9 p.m.

Froggy Bottoms Area 51

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.”

Northfield Arts Guild “Transcending the Intentional.” See page 4. Lecture/Booksigning: Depression and Anxiety 7 p.m.

Monarch Gift Shop Dr. Henry Emmons, author of “The Chemistry of Joy,” will talk, sign books and field questions. Free. Space is limited. St. Olaf Orchestra Concert • 7:30 p.m.

Skoglund Center or Boe Chapel, TBD Conducted by Steven Amundson.

NOVEMBER 2009

Karaoke

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6 Lecture: The Global Health Market in Malaysia 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Leighton Hall 330, Carleton Presented by Tom Williamson, associate professor of anthropology, St. Olaf College.

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Friday, Nov. 6 continued Convocation: Luci Tapahonso 10:50-11:50 a.m.

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton Award-winning Navajo poet, short story author and University of Arizona English professor, Luci Tapahonso, presents “A Radiant Curve: Stories and Poems.” Her work includes original songs and chants designed for performance. For this reason, her English work is strongly rhythmic and uses syntactical structures unusual in English language poetry. Her poetry and stories are moving and lyrical. Norwegian Cowboy • 7 p.m.

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. Fiddler on the Roof

Theater: Fiddler on the Roof • 7:30 p.m.

High School Auditorium See page 4. Theater: Night Watch 7:30 p.m.

Newhall Auditorium, Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Faribault See page 4.

weCreate A Center for Collaborative

Design and Innovation

STEMScience, Education Technology,

Engineering & Math

BioScience Opening a Window to the Medical Field

Upcoming SSM Events: Christmas Walk Saturday, Dec.12, 2009 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Figure Skating Exhibition, 4:30 p.m. Shattuck-St. Mary’s School 1000 Shumway Ave, Faribault

Christmas in the Chapel Sunday, Dec.13, 2009 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. Shattuck-St. Mary’s School 1000 Shumway Ave, Faribault

Theater: Measure for Measure • 8 p.m.

Arena Theater, Carleton See page 4. Guest Recital: Bergen Woodwind Quartet 8:15 p.m.

Christiansen Hall of Music, Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf This leading Scandinavian chamber music group performs to great acclaim the world over. Members of the BWQ also serve as professors at the Grieg Academy of the University of Bergen. DJ Music • 9 p.m.

Rueb ‘N’ Stein Fall Swing Dance • 9:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Buntrock Commons, The Lion’s Pause, St. Olaf Dance to the St. Olaf jazz bands. Beginners lesson at 8:30.

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DJ Music

Mare Lennon • 5-7 p.m.

Froggy Bottoms

Cannon River Winery A native of St. Paul, Lennon takes varied influences of jazz, folk and rock, and weaves them with life experiences into songs that possess imagination and heart. Free.

Karaoke

Castle Rock N Roll Bar & Grill, Castle Rock Mark Mraz

Froggy Bottoms 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. A.J.

The Contented Cow SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 Three Links Holiday Harvest Bazaar • 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Jeff Ray • 7 p.m.

Tavern Lounge Mighty fine guitar and harp. Ray walks a thin line between blues and folk, one minute strutting a slide-guitar ballad on the resonator guitar, the next minute blasting off into a one-man-band train ride. “Ray has a quality that could only come by blending the birthplaces of Bob Dylan and the blues.” (Des Moines Register). Theater: Fiddler on the Roof • 7:30 p.m.

Night Watch

High School Auditorium See page 4.

The Friendship Lodge This is the first of a two-day event. Scandinavian bake shop, handmade candies, homemade jams, pies and cake, Swedish meatballs and canned sauerkraut, antiques and collectibles, silent auction, clever crafts, hand work quilts and more.

Theater: Night Watch • 7:30 p.m.

Newhall Auditorium, Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Faribault See page 4.

Bagels and Birds • 8:30-9:30 a.m.

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault Join a naturalist in indoor comfort to observe birds and other animal visitors to River Bend’s backyard habitat and feeding area. Free and open to all ages. My Green Roof: A Conversation • 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Just Food Event Space Betsy Buckheit shares her experience installing a green roof at her home including pictures of the process. Pre-register at the front of the store for this free, coffee-and-rolls event.

Theater: Measure for Measure • 8 p.m.

Arena Theater, Carleton See page 4. Carleton Choir Concert • 8-9:30 p.m.

Concert Hall, Carleton The Carleton Choir, Men’s Chorus, Bella Cantemus and the Carleton Singers present a concert of the mosaic of ethnic and cultural music heard throughout the history of America. Karaoke • 9 p.m.

L&M Bar and Grill, Dundas

Over and Backish Benefit Show • 1-3 p.m.

Northfield Senior Center Will Healy, Craig Wasner and Michael Hildebrandt bring back the beloved Over and Back Show flavor with storytelling, fiddle music and masterful keyboard playing. Doors open 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $30 and available at Senior Center, Present Perfecct and the Used A Bit Shoppe. Girls Day in Castle Rock • 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Castle Rock Bar & Grill, Castle Rock Free wine and beer tasting, chair massage, door prizes, dinner specials and vendors for the gals. Followed by T.H.E. House Band later that night.

DJ Music • 9 p.m.

Rueb ‘N’ Stein Taylor Baggott

The Contented Cow Blues, soul, pop.

Taylor Baggott

T.H.E. House Band

Castle Rock ‘N’ Roll Bar & Grill, Castle Rock John Prine meets Johnny B. Good. Locals Tom Teorey, Jim Hautman and Mark Ekeren know how to rile up the crowd. DJ Music

Froggy Bottoms

Aquatic Pets “A Unique Pet Shop”

Tuition Daddies November 14 7:00-9:00 p.m. Soup • Sandwiches • Gourmet Coffee Espresso • Ice Cream • Quality Beers 415 Division Street S. • Downtown Northfield

NOVEMBER 2009

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Three Links Holiday Harvest Bazaar • 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

The Friendship Lodge This is the second of a two-day event. See Nov. 7 description. Choral Day Concert • 4 p.m.

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf High school choirs join the St. Olaf Choir under the direction of Anton Armstrong. Coffee, Tea and a Chair • 5-8 p.m.

The HideAway Connect with friends or disconnect from your stress with a chair massage by Joy Firlen, certified massage practitioner. 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 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, NOVEMBER 9 Poker • 7 p.m.

Froggy Bottoms Play Texas Hold ’em for points and prizes. Free! 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. Guest Recital: Todd Wilson • 9:15 p.m.

Boe Chapel, St. Olaf Wilson is one of the finest and most soughtafter performing organist and church musicians in America. He’s been heard in concert in many major cities throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.

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

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Faculty Recital: Melius Trio • 8:15 p.m.

Christiansen Hall of Music, Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Charles Gray, violin; David Carter, cello; and Kent McWilliams, piano.

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Buntrock Commons, Ballroom, St. Olaf R. Stephen Warner and representatives of metro area religious communities explore ways that recent immigrants, their experience of migration and American religious freedoms are changing the landscape of American religion and religious life of their respective communities. Warner, a sociologist of religion, is author of “A Church of Our Own: Disestablishment and Diversity in American Religion” and co-editor of “Gatherings in Diaspora: Religious Communities and the New Immigration.” Panel: Communicating Across Political Spheres • 4 p.m.

Buntrock Commons 143, St. Olaf The 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall brings together Almut Furchert, John Rodden and Laura Schaefer to share experiences on East and West Germany. Furchert, who grew up in East Germany, has recently arrived in Northfield; Rodden, UT-Austin professor, writes of human rights abuses in the East; and Schaefer has just returned from teaching in the Rimbach Program in Germany. Performance: Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas • 7:30 p.m.

Newhall Auditorium, Fraser and Haas Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Faribault Scottish fiddle and cello music of unrivaled beauty, eloquence and passion. The musical partnership between Alasdair Fraser, one of the most respected of Scotland’s fiddlers, and the sizzlingly talented young California cellist, Natalie Haas, produces a strong, gorgeous musical conversation. “...you would think they’d been playing together for centuries. While his fiddle dances, her cello throbs darkly or plucks puckishly. Then [Haas] opens her cello’s throat, joining Fraser in soaring sustains, windswept refraints and sudden, jazzy explosions. Their sound is as urban as a Manhattan midnight and as wild as a Clakmannan [Scotland] winter” – Boston Globe. Mark Mraz ��� 8 p.m.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Acoustic Jam Session • 8 p.m.

Lecture: Migration, Freedom and Religion in America • 11:30 a.m.

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. Guest Artist: Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo and Risto-Matti Martin 8:15 p.m.

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Leighton Hall 330, Carleton Presented by Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg, professor of anthropology. Ole Bazaar • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Crossroads, St. Olaf An annual arts-and-crafts bazaar featuring items handmade by students, staff and faculty. Heart of the Beast Performance • 1-2 p.m.

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The Contented Cow Mainstream classic jazz of Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck and others in the same style. Art Opening Receptions • 6-9 p.m.

Flaten Museum, St. Olaf Opening receptions for “The Unorthodox Art of James and Janice Tanner” and “First and Last (sabbaticals).” See page 7. Chuck Godwin • 6-9 p.m.

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Riverwalk Arts Quarter Reception • 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Northfield Arts Guild Join founders and friends of the newly established Riverwalk Arts Quarter as they share and celebrate their first major milestone, namely their own birth as Northfield’s newest arts town asset. With enthusiastic support of the community, a substantial partnership grant from the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation and critical funding from the Northfield Economic Development Authority, The Riverwalk Arts Quarter has been launched. The non-profit corporation will play an important role in the Northfield arts and culture community, fostering economic vitality through events and regional marketing which link art entrepreneurs and patrons, and bring more arts-oriented visitors to Northfield to benefit the wider community. It’s just a start; significant “RAQ” buzz is registering about town. Watch the next issue of the Guide for updates!

Dance Performance: Semaphore • 8-10 p.m.

Arena Theater, Carleton Carleton Orchestra Concert • 8-9 p.m.

Fiddler on the Roof

Carey Langer • 8 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.

Marty Anderson and the Goods • 7 p.m.

The Tavern Lounge Acoustic, electric, classic rock and country alternative with a song list that spans the decades: Dylan, Young, Springsteen, Wilco, Beatles, Hiatt, Ryan Adams and Steve Earle.

Concert Hall, Carleton Directed by Hector Valdivia, a program including Brahms’ “Academic Festival Overture,” Mozart’s “Symphony #40” and Moussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

DJ Music • 9 p.m.

Rueb ‘N’ Stein Karaoke

Castle Rock N Roll Bar & Grill, Castle Rock

Theater: bobrauschenbergamerica • 7:30 p.m.

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Kelsey Theatre, St. Olaf See page 4.

Saturday Stroll • 10-11 a.m.

Collegium Musicum and Early Music Singers • 7:30 p.m.

Boe Chapel, St. Olaf Conducted by Gerald Hoekstra.

River Bend Nature Center See what’s happening at River Bend in the fall. Each session will explore a different area and have a different theme. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Strolls are not suitable for strollers. Free and open to all ages.

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Jewelry Trunk Show • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Oolala Helen Wang – jewelry artist. Literary Arts Event • 12 p.m.

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault This is a free event. Jim and Jane • 1-3 p.m.

Cannon River Winery Jim Ouska and Jane Aleckson delight their audiences with original songs, harmonies, thoughtful lyrics and strong instrumental guitar, electric and upright bass. Their concerts are a tour de force through blues, swing, folk, funk and straight-ahead jazz. Free.

Reading/Booksigning: Kevin Kling 7 p.m.

Northfield Arts Guild Well-known humorist, playwright and storyteller Kevin Kling will read from and sign copies of his new book, “Kevin Kling’s Holiday Inn.” Kling, who lives in Minneapolis, is a regular commentator on public radio and his plays and adaptations have been performed around the world. The event, which is sponsored by the St. Olaf Bookstore, is free and the public is invited to attend. Tuition Daddies • 7-9 p.m.

Hogan Brothers Jon Manners • 7 p.m.

Festival of Bands Concert • 4 p.m.

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf High school bands join the St. Olaf Band and The Norseman Band under the direction of guest conductor, Andrew Mast.

Jim and Jane

Three Links Gala • 6 p.m.

The Grand Event Center “High Heels – High Hopes,” in celebration of Three Links 110th anniversary. For information, call 507/664-8867.

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 Kitty Younger Band, Flight Time, 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.”

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Theater: Fiddler on the Roof • 7:30 p.m.

High School Auditorium See page 4. Theater: bobrauschenbergamerica • 7:30 p.m.

Kelsey Theatre, St. Olaf See page 4.

Fish Frye

DJ Music • 9 p.m.

Rueb ‘N’ Stein

Butler’s Steak & Ale A group of Northfield musicians that met “by chance” at local jams and other events. They are Scotty Friedow, John Hiscox, Chris Moen, Gail Moll, Neil Rowley and occasionally Richard Brooks making for a real mixture of styles and genres. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Billy K – Karaoke

Wake-Robin • 1-2 p.m.

Castle Rock ‘N’ Roll Bar & Grill, Castle Rock

Bittersweet A local duo on string playing Celtic and Civil War era tunes.

DJ Music

Froggy Bottoms

Theater: Fiddler on the Roof 2 p.m.

Fish Frye

The Contented Cow Eclectic pop, old country and fresh originals.

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Theater: bobrauschenbergamerica • 2 p.m.

Kelsey Theatre, St. Olaf See page 4. Faculty Recital: Christopher Atzinger 3:15 p.m.

Christiansen Hall of Music, Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Piano. 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 particularly the Nordic countries. Quiz Night • 8 p.m.

Celebrate the Holidays at The Grand with

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, NOVEMBER 16

The Johnny Holm Band Friday, December 18

6-7 p.m. Socializing & Hors d’oeuvres 7-8:30 p.m. Dinner & Dessert 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Music & Dancing

Booksigning/Reading: Margaret Trost 10:10 a.m.

Boe Chapel, St. Olaf The author of “On That Day Everybody Ate” will read from her book. A booksigning will follow in Buntrock Commons. Poker • 7 p.m. Trost

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

Nordic Jam • 7:30 p.m.

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

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Holly Days Party • 10 a.m.-9 p.m., refreshments 6-9 p.m.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 African Drum Ensemble • 4-5 p.m.

Sayles Hill Great Space, Carleton Led by Jay Johnson. That’s Entertainment Variety Show and Potluck • 6 p.m.

St. Dominic Church Put on by the Pack 300 Cub Scout Pack. Acoustic Jam Session • 8 p.m.

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

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Kick off the holiday season with caroling, art and fun! A $5 donation gets you into the party with appetizers, special door prizes and more! Dress up, dress down, dress for the weather! Shop for your holiday gifts. Paradise will be decked out with all the trappings that you’ve come to expect from the holiday season, plus special holiday art from local artists. If you are an artist in Minnesota, contact Paradise to find out how you can sell your artwork during Holly Days. Theater: bobrauschenbergamerica 7:30 p.m.

Kelsey Theatre, St. Olaf See page 4.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19 Gallery Talk • 11:30 a.m.-12:35 p.m.

Artist’s Talk: Wing Young Huie • 7:30 p.m.

Groot Gallery, St. Olaf “First and Last (sabbaticals)” See page 7. First and Last exhibit sculpture by Ron Gallas

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Dittmann Center 305, St. Olaf Wing Young Huie will discuss his photographic projects related to immigration and ethnic identity. His work is on exhibit in St. Olaf’s Rolvaag Library Gallery. See page 7.

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Whim, Po and Emili • 8 p.m.

Tavern Lounge Karaoke

Froggy Bottoms Wine Club

Northfield Liquor Store Area 51 • 7 p.m.

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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.”

Lecture: A Second Genesis? Evolution on Earth and Beyond. Happy 200th Birthday to Charles Darwin! • 2 p.m.

Buntrock Commons, Valhalla Room, St. Olaf Martinez Hewlett, molecular biologist and virologist at the University of Arizona and co-author of “Theological and Scientific Commentary on Darwin’s Origin of Species”; Chris Impey, astrobiologist at the University of Arizona and author of “The Living Cosmos”; and Margaret Race, exobiologist with Search for Extraterrestrial Life Institute, specializing in the ethics of space exploration. Chuck Godwin • 6-9 p.m.

Butler’s Steak & Ale Piano.

Gather • 7 p.m.

Dittmann Center, Studio 1, St. Olaf A gathering of students, friends, faculty, staff – younger and older – for dancing, drumming and merry-making. Thanksgiving Performance • 7-9 p.m.

ARTech School Charles Darwin

Theater: Donata’s Gift • 7:30 p.m.

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See page 4. Student Jazz Concert • 8:15 p.m.

Buntrock Commons, The Lion’s Pause, St. Olaf DJ Music • 9 p.m.

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Santa Paws • 1-5 p.m.

Castle Rock N Roll Bar & Grill, Castle Rock

Cannon Valley Vet Clinic This is the first of a two-day holiday photo event for you and your pet to benefit the Rice County Humane Society. A $50 donation gets you images on a CD with optional professional photo packages by Schrader Art and Photography available.

New Moon Trio

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.

Joe Carey • 7 p.m.

Tavern Lounge Theater: Donata’s Gift • 7:30 p.m.

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Northfield Arts Guild Theater See page 4.

Cheese and Chocolate Weekend – Nouveau Wine Release 12-5 p.m.

Theater: bobrauschenbergamerica • 7:30 p.m.

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls This is a 3 Rivers Wine Trail event, which means all wineries on the 3 Rivers Wine Trail will also have cheese and chocolate vendors at their winery on these days (www.3riverswinetrail.com). Along with Cannon River Winery wine pairing suggestions, cheese samples will come from Faribault Dairy, Pastureland and Eichten’s Hidden Acres and chocolate samples from Just Truffles, Creative Confectionaire and Chocolat Celeste. Free. Saturday Smart Factory • 1-3 p.m.

River Bend Nature Center What is there to do on a Saturday during November, one of the year’s cloudiest months? Beef up your smarts about Planet Earth through amazing documentaries. Free.

Kelsey Theatre, St. Olaf See page 4. DJ Music • 9 p.m.

Rueb ‘N’ Stein Karaoke • 9 p.m.

L&M Bar and Grill, Dundas Northfield Historical Society’s Roaring ‘20s Gala Auction • 6-10 p.m.

Northfield Golf Club This annual benefit for the Northfield Historical Society includes a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, coffee and dessert, and a live auction with optional roaring ’20s attire encouraged! Tickets $25 by Nov. 13, $30 at the door and available by calling 507/645-9268 or www.northfieldhistory.org. Tell ’em Hayes sent ya’.

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New for November: Turkey and Brussel Sprout Curry

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Theater: Oliver • 1:30 p.m. Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault

Great Hall, Carleton Man Cave Movie Night 7 p.m., Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Lecture: Bearing Witness after Abu Ghraib: Perspectives from an Artist and a Human Rights Lawyer 7-8 p.m., Carleton Nordic Lights Film Festival – Northfield Short Peek 7 p.m., Buntrock Commons, Viking Theater, St. Olaf High School Band Concert 7 p.m., High School Gym Poker • 7 p.m., Froggy Bottoms Nordic Jam • 8 p.m. The Cow

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Poker • 7 p.m. Froggy Bottoms Nordic Jam • 8 p.m. The Contented Cow Guest Recital: Todd Wilson 9:15 p.m. Boe Chapel, St. Olaf

Acoustic Jam Session • 8 p.m. The Contented Cow

Faculty Recital: Melius Trio 8:15 p.m. Christiansen Hall of Music, Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf

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Lecture: The Global Health Market in Malaysia • 8:30-9:30 a.m., Carleton Convocation: Luci Tapahonso 10:50-11:50 a.m., Carleton Norwegian Cowboy • 7 p.m. Tavern Lounge Theater: Fiddler on the Roof • 7:30 p.m. High School Auditorium Theater: Night Watch • 7:30 p.m. Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Faribault Theater: Measure for Measure • 8 p.m. Arena Theater, Carleton Guest Recital: Bergen Woodwind Quartet • 8:15 p.m., St. Olaf DJ Music • 9 p.m., Rueb ‘N’ Stein Fall Swing Dance • 9:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m. The Lion’s Pause, St. Olaf DJ Music, Froggy Bottoms Karaoke, Castle Rock N Roll Mark Mraz, Froggy Bottoms A.J., The Contented Cow

Three Links Holiday Harvest Bazaar 8 a.m.-1 p.m., The Friendship Lodge Bagels and Birds • 8:30-9:30 a.m. River Bend Nature Center, Faribault My Green Roof: A Conversation 10:30-11:30 a.m., Just Food Event Space Over and Backish Benefit • 1-3 p.m.

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Lecture: Migration, Freedom and Religion in America • 11:30 a.m. Buntrock Commons, Ballroom, St. Olaf Panel: Communicating Across Political Spheres • 4 p.m. Buntrock Commons 143, St. Olaf Performance: Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas • 7:30 p.m. Newhall Auditorium, Shattuck-St. Mary’s Mark Mraz • 8 p.m., Tavern Lounge Guest Artist: Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo and Risto-Matti Martin • 8:15 p.m. Christiansen Hall of Music, Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Karaoke, Froggy Bottoms Study Hall, The Contented Cow

Lecture: Birth, Burial and Belonging 8:30-9:30 a.m., Leighton Hall, Carleton Ole Bazaar • 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Olaf Heart of the Beast Performance 1-2 p.m., ARTech School Occasional Jazz • 5 p.m., The Cow Art Opening Receptions • 6-9 p.m. Flaten Museum, St. Olaf Chuck Godwin • 6-9 p.m., Butler’s Riverwalk Arts Quarter Reception 6:30-9:30 p.m., Northfield Arts Guild Marty Anderson and the Goods • 7 p.m. The Tavern Lounge Theater: bobrauschenbergamerica 7:30 p.m., Kelsey Theatre, St. Olaf Collegium Musicum and Early Music Singers • 7:30 p.m., Boe Chapel, St. Olaf Theater: Fiddler on the Roof • 7:30 p.m. High School Auditorium Dance Performance: Semaphore 8-10 p.m., Arena Theater, Carleton Carleton Orchestra Concert • 8-9 p.m. Concert Hall, Carleton Carey Langer • 8 p.m., Contented Cow DJ Music • 9 p.m., Rueb ‘N’ Stein Karaoke, Castle Rock N Roll

Saturday Stroll • 10-11 a.m. River Bend Nature Center Jewelry Trunk Show • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oolala Literary Arts Event • 12 p.m. Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Jim and Jane • 1-3 p.m. Cannon River Winery Festival of Bands Concert • 4 p.m. Skoglund Center, St. Olaf Three Links Gala • 6 p.m., The Grand Reading/Booksigning: Kevin Kling 7 p.m., Northfield Arts Guild Tuition Daddies • 7-9 p.m. Hogan Brothers Jon Manners • 7 p.m., Tavern Lounge Theater: Fiddler on the Roof • 7:30 p.m. High School Auditorium Theater: bobrauschenbergamerica 7:30 p.m., Kelsey Theatre, St. Olaf DJ Music • 9 p.m., Rueb ‘N’ Stein Billy K – Karaoke, Castle Rock ‘N’ Roll Bar & Grill, Castle Rock DJ Music, Froggy Bottoms Fish Frye, The Contented Cow Chance Meeting, Butler’s Steak & Ale

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Northfield Senior Center Girls Day in Castle Rock • 1:30-5:30 p.m. Castle Rock Bar & Grill, Castle Rock Mare Lennon • 5-7 p.m. Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Jeff Ray • 7 p.m., Tavern Lounge Theater: Fiddler on the Roof • 7:30 p.m. High School Auditorium Theater: Night Watch • 7:30 p.m. Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Faribault Theater: Measure for Measure • 8 p.m. Arena Theater, Carleton Carleton Choir Concert • 8-9:30 p.m. Concert Hall, Carleton Karaoke • 9 p.m., L&M Bar and Grill DJ Music • 9 p.m., Rueb ‘N’ Stein T.H.E. House Band, Castle Rock ‘N’ Roll DJ Music, Froggy Bottoms Taylor Baggott, The Contented Cow


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Booksigning/Reading: Margaret Trost • 10:10 a.m. Boe Chapel, St. Olaf Poker • 7 p.m. Froggy Bottoms Nordic Jam • 7:30 p.m. The Contented Cow

African Drum Ensemble 4-5 p.m., Sayles Hill Great Space, Carleton That’s Entertainment Variety Show and Potluck 6 p.m., St. Dominic Church Acoustic Jam Session • 8 p.m. The Contented Cow

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Santa Paws • 1-5 p.m. Cannon Valley Vet Clinic Guest Recital: Sonora Reed Trio • 2 p.m. Christiansen Hall of Music, Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Theater: Donata’s Gift 2 p.m., NAG Theater Turkey Skate • 3:45-5:15 p.m. Northfield Ice Arena Student Jazz Concert 4:30 p.m., Buntrock Commons, The Lion’s Pause, St. Olaf Coffee, Tea and a Chair 5-8 p.m., The HideAway Politics and a Pint • 6 p.m. The Contented Cow St. Olaf Handbell Choir Concert • 7 p.m. Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Northern Roots Session 7 p.m., The Contented Cow Quiz Night • 8 p.m. The Contented Cow

Poker • 7 p.m. Froggy Bottoms Nordic Jam • 8 p.m. The Contented Cow

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Poker • 7 p.m.

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Lecture: A Second Genesis? Evolution on Earth and Beyond. Happy 200th Birthday to Charles Darwin! • 2 p.m. Buntrock Commons, St. Olaf Chuck Godwin • 6-9 p.m. Butler’s Steak & Ale Area 51 • 7 p.m., Tavern Lounge Gather • 7 p.m. Dittmann Center, Studio 1, St. Olaf Thanksgiving Performance • 7-9 p.m. ARTech School Theater: bobrauschenbergamerica 7:30 p.m., Kelsey Theatre, St. Olaf Theater: Donata’s Gift • 7:30 p.m. Northfield Arts Guild Theater Student Jazz Concert • 8:15 p.m. Buntrock Commons, The Lion’s Pause, St. Olaf DJ Music • 9 p.m., Rueb ‘N’ Stein Karaoke, Castle Rock N Roll Bar & Grill, Castle Rock New Moon Trio, The Contented Cow

Cheese and Chocolate Weekend – Nouveau Wine Release • 12-5 p.m. Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Saturday Smart Factory • 1-3 p.m. River Bend Nature Center Santa Paws • 1-5 p.m. Cannon Valley Vet Clinic Joe Carey • 7 p.m., Tavern Lounge Theater: Donata’s Gift • 7:30 p.m. Northfield Arts Guild Theater Theater: bobrauschenbergamerica 7:30 p.m., Kelsey Theatre, St. Olaf DJ Music • 9 p.m., Rueb ‘N’ Stein Karaoke • 9 p.m. L&M Bar and Grill, Dundas Northfield Historical Society’s Roaring ‘20s Gala Auction • 6-10 p.m. Northfield Golf Club DJ Music • 9 p.m. The Rueb ‘N’ Stein DJ Music Froggy Bottoms Ar t Vandalay The Contented Cow

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Saturday Smart Factory • 1-3 p.m. River Bend Nature Center The Jealous Husbands • 7 p.m. Tavern Lounge Theater: Donata’s Gift • 7:30 p.m. Northfield Arts Guild Theater DJ Music • 9 p.m., Rueb ‘N’ Stein Karaoke • 9 p.m., L&M Bar, Dundas DJ Music, Froggy Bottoms Michael Morris, The Contented Cow Chance Meeting, Butler’s Steak & Ale

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The Contented Cow Americana/roots music.

Cannon Valley Vet Clinic This is the second of a two-day holiday photo event. See Nov. 21 description. Guest Recital: Sonora Reed Trio • 2 p.m.

Christiansen Hall of Music, Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf The Trio is a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire faculty ensemble featuring Christa Garvey (oboe), Richard Fletcher (clarinet), and Hristine Fletcher (bassoon) who perform compositions by early 20th- and 21st-century composers. Theater: Donata’s Gift • 2 p.m.

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The Contented Cow Join discussions on local issues at this “lightly moderated” open forum. For topics, go to www.contentedcow.com. St. Olaf Handbell Choir Concert • 7 p.m.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23 Poker • 7 p.m.

Froggy Bottoms Play Texas Hold ’em for points and prizes. Free! 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. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 Acoustic Jam Session • 8 p.m.

The Contented Cow Acoustic musicians of all levels gather to jam. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 The Chad Johnson Band • 9 p.m.

Upstairs Rueb ‘N’ Stein Key West Rejects

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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. Karaoke

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The Contented Cow Jerry Johnson, Inga Johnson and Joel Cooper. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28 Saturday Smart Factory • 1-3 p.m.

River Bend Nature Center What is there to do on a Saturday during November, one of the year’s cloudiest months? Beef up your smarts about Planet Earth through amazing documentaries. Free. The Jealous Husbands • 7 p.m.

Tavern Lounge Sons of the Pioneers to Johnny Cash to Michael Jackson – wives welcome. Theater: Donata’s Gift • 7:30 p.m.

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Butler’s Steak & Ale A group of Northfield musicians that met “by chance” at local jams and other events. They are Scotty Friedow, John Hiscox, Chris Moen, Gail Moll, Neil Rowley and occasionally Richard Brooks, making for a real mixture of styles and genres. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Theater: Donata’s Gift • 2 p.m.

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See page 4. Politics and a Pint • 6 p.m.

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Who’s Playing at a Glance Acoustic Jam Session.............................................. Tuesdays – Cow A.J..................................................................................Nov. 6 – Cow Marty Anderson and the Goods ..........................Nov. 13 – Tavern Area 51.....................................................Nov. 5 – Cow; 20 –Tavern Christopher Atzinger ...........................................Nov. 15 – St. Olaf Taylor Baggott..............................................................Nov. 7 – Cow Bergen Woodwind Quartet ...................................Nov. 6 – St. Olaf Joe Carey ................................................................Nov. 21 – Tavern Chance Meeting..............................................Nov. 14, 28 – Butler’s Dime–Store Watch ................................................... Nov. 27 – Cow Alasdair Fraser/Natalie Haas ..........Nov. 12 – Shattuck-St. Mary’s Fish Frye .................................................................... Nov. 14 – Cow Chuck Godwin ..................................................... Fridays – Butler’s T.H.E. House Band.............................Nov. 7 – Castle Rock ‘n’ Roll Chad Johnson Band ................................................. Nov. 25 –Rueb Jealous Husbands ...................................................Nov. 28 –Tavern Key West Rejects ........................................................Nov. 25 – Frog Carey Langer .........................................Nov. 5, – Tavern; 13 – Cow Jon Manners ..........................................................Nov. 14 – Tavern Mare Lennon .................................Nov. 7 – Cannon River Winery Melius Trio ............................................................Nov. 11 – St. Olaf Michael Morris ......................................................... Nov. 28 – Cow Mark Mraz ...............................Nov. 6 – Frog; Nov. 12, 26 –Tavern Joe Meyer ...............................................................Nov. 27 – Tavern New Moon Trio ........................................................ Nov. 20 – Cow Nordic Jam ..............................................................Mondays – Cow Norwegian Cowboy ................................................Nov. 6 – Tavern Northern Roots Session .......................................... Sundays – Cow Occasional Jazz ........................................................ Nov. 13 – Cow Jim Ouska/Jane Aleckson ...........Nov. 14 – Cannon River Winery Jeff Ray ......................................................................Nov. 7 –Tavern Sonora Reed Trio..................................................Nov. 22 – St. Olaf Study Hall ................................................................. Nov. 12 – Cow Todd Wilson............................................................Nov. 9 – St. Olaf Tuition Daddies .....................................Nov. 14 – Hogan Brothers Tuomisalo/Martin ................................................Nov. 12 – St. Olaf Ar t Vandalay............................................................. Nov. 21 – Cow Wake-Robin .................................................... Nov. 15 –Bittersweet Whim, Po and Emili...............................................Nov. 19 –Tavern

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HISTORIC

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Early College Football in Northfield, 1883-1917

of Carleton Football 1883-2005,” Carleton played 37 football games between 1883 and 1897, with a record of 22-14-1. Their 1898-1902 record was 25-13-2, including five losses to the University of Minnesota. But football did not gain a hold at either college right away. In June of 1880, the editor of Carletonia wrote, “Athletic sports do not flourish at Carleton. At the beginning of this term a football game was organized, but after a brief existence its little candle went out…Leapfrog was for a time all the rage, but as warm weather came it too was voted too exhausting.” In the Manitou Messenger of October, 1891, C.M. Wesing wrote, “A Plea for Foot Ball,” saying that “the goddess of base ball seems to have fascinated all, and her worshipers cling to her with a tenacity which allows them practically no time for foot ball.” When football is attempted, he wrote, “No rules are used to govern it except perhaps the first law of nature – self preservation” and “confusion reigns supreme.” He concluded, “Rouse, ye Seniors! Rouse, ye Sophomores! Let not that noble band of Freshmen, which is trying to introduce the game in its proper form, suffer defeat…Make a desperate attempt to introduce the most scientific, the most attractive, and the greatest of college games, foot ball.” On Oct. 30, 1893, St. Olaf lost to Shattuck Military Academy 14-6 in a game considered St. Olaf’s first “intercollegiate” game, but not many were to follow, then.

One reason football had a slow start was the growing national debate over the perceived “violent” and “brutal” nature of the game. In a lengthy Nov. 9, 1895, Northfield News article, Northfield citizens spoke out about “Foot ball As It is Played.” The newspaper’s opinion was that the game should be “rightly played” for amusement and exercise, “rather than going into it with fear and trembling and coming out scarred and stiff.” The rules should be modified to prevent “brute force” from reigning or “the game should be prohibited.” This Carleton football team defeated the University of Photo courtesy Carleton Archives President J.W. Strong of Carleton praised the North Dakota in Grand Forks 20-0 in 1897. game for requiring “brain as well as muscle, quick thought as well as quick movement,” but condemned it when it turns into a “slugging match,” with the It’s not too likely that the University of Minnesota will book Carleton goal of “brute victory at any cost.” President Thorbjørn Mohn of as an opponent at its new TCF Bank Stadium. But Carleton’s football St. Olaf said, “I have had enough of it. You can put me down for team played at home against the University of Minnesota in 1883 that…I am a thorough believer in outdoor sports and the game, if and won by a score of 4-2. (There were no safeties involved in that score. Goals were then worth two points and the game, in the process modified, would be excellent.. It seems awful to permit a game to be played at our colleges that endangers life and limb of students of evolving from soccer and rugby, was much different.) The year that are sent there to be educated and trained.” Margaret J. Evans before, Carleton had a chance to be involved in the first football of Carleton also suggested rule modification, while commending game ever played by the University of Minnesota. Teams from the “many good features of the game” in developing “steadfastness, good University of Minnesota, Carleton and Hamline were to take part in soldiery, manhood, etc.” She admitted, “The greatest interest I take in a “Field Day” at the Col. King State Fairgrounds in South Minnethe game is the learning of the news that Carleton is victorious.” Dr. apolis on Sept. 29, 1882. When Carleton failed to show up, Hamline H.L. Cruttenden said, “I think it is a genteel slugging match. I do not ended up playing football against the larger school, losing 4-0 but approve of the game as it is at present played, but as long as I am not gaining the distinction of being the University’s first opponent. the one to receive the aches and bruises, I will not complain.” Although an unofficial football program was present at Carleton Max J. Exner, who taught physical education from 1892-98 at in 1883, the first officially sanctioned team was established in Carleton, is credited with instituting an athletic training program 1891 when Carleton won two games against Seabury Seminary of which improved the football program. In 1892, Exner wrote, “The Faribault. Among the unofficial games were two tie games against man who wishes to play on the college team must live temperate and the “St. Olaf Kickers” in October of 1887. According to long-time Carleton coach, Bob Sullivan, in “Knights of the Gridiron: A History

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pure,” which means, “good nourishing food, good hard exercise, early hours and no stimulants.” Training paid off, and in October of 1896, Carleton’s team basked in attention from the Minneapolis Times. The Times wrote: “The big Minnesota players were humiliated yesterday by the plucky little team from Carleton College by the score of 16-6.” It must be noted that this was a game Carleton lost in Minneapolis. In the next season of 1897, Carleton returned to play the University of Minnesota again and lost 48-6, but it was considered a moral victory to even score against the larger school. Carleton rooters, decked in “yards and yards of corn-colored ribbon” were reported to have “danced themselves dizzy” at the game after the lone score. A writer in Carletonia said, “Six in this case is a very big six.” In November, this team traveled to Grand Forks and defeated the University of North Dakota 20-0. The trustees provided money to hire coaches for 1898 and 1899, which also gave a boost to the program. In 1894, the Carleton varsity had lost 12-6 to a Northfield High School team which had been formed just two years earlier. But Carleton usually prevailed against NHS, including a 53-0 win in 1903. The 1905 Carleton record of 6-0 included wins over NHS, Minneapolis East and Shattuck Academy. Games against high schools and prep schools ended in 1913. Football games had been sporadic at Carleton until 1897, when Carleton started playing between five and ten football games each fall except for war years. Dr. R.B. Fouch designed both the St. Olaf-Carleton football Goatrophy (lower right – photo courtesy Carleton archives) and the Bacon trophy for the U of Minnesota-U of Wisconsin rivalry (upper left).

Local Football Goatrophy Related to Slab of Bacon Trophy A little-known connection exists between the trophy of a goat, which is fought over by Carleton and St. Olaf in football, and a trophy of long-time rivals (since 1890), the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin. A goat resembling a saw-horse had been awarded for basketball superiority between Carleton and St. Olaf since 1913. A short article entitled “Local Colleges Seek Custody of New Goat” in the Oct. 16, 1931, Northfield News announced that a “relative of the famous basketball goat” would rest in a trophy case for the winner of the Oct. 17th football game. The story said: “The new goat, which is carved from a wood plaque, has been stamped ‘official’ by the athletic departments of both colleges. It is the work of a Minneapolis man who designed the ‘bacon’ Minnesota and Wisconsin universities fight for on the gridiron each fall. The newcomer is getting a final coat of varnish to preserve its sad expression and its football pants. It will be displayed before the game at The Toggery, which is furnishing the pig-skin case in which to keep the trophy.” The Toggery was a men’s clothing store which may have paid for the trophy. St. Olaf won the first football “Goatrophy,” as it was called, by a score of 25-6 and the St. Olaf team captain accepted it at a student body meeting on Oct. 23. Although it has been rumored without substantiation over the years that a “St. Olaf carpenter” designed the football Goatrophy, I believe, based on the Northfield News story cited above, that this Goatrophy was created by Dr. R.B. Fouch of Minneapolis, whose name is given on several websites (including both universities) as the creator of the Slab of Bacon trophy in 1930. The Slab of Bacon trophy was made of black walnut, with a football carved into it showing the letter W or M, depending on the viewing angle. Scores of the games were inked into the back of the trophy. The winner of the Badger-Golden Gopher contests between 1930-1943 “brought home the bacon.” The bacon trophy disappeared sometime after a Minnesota victory in 1943 and was replaced by Paul Bunyan’s axe in 1948. In 1994, the missing trophy was discovered in a storage room at the Wisconsin Athletic Department during a renovation of the stadium. Strangely, someone had put the scores of games through 1970 on the back of the trophy. When the Slab of Bacon trophy was found, then-coach Barry Alvarez joked, “We took home the bacon, and kept it.” The trophy now resides in the University of Wisconsin football office at Camp Randall Stadium. It is not known why or by whom Dr. R.B. Fouch of Minneapolis was approached to design the Goatrophy, a year after he designed the Slab of Bacon. The St. Olaf and Carleton archivists can find no connection of Dr. Fouch to either college.

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opponents 1,520 points to 79. The team was undefeated from 1913-1916, under new coach C.J. Hunt. The team was not scored upon at all in the 1914 and 1915 season and the team of 1916 upset legendary coach Amos Alonzo Stagg’s University of Chicago team in Chicago by a score of 7-0. Hunt left Carleton in 1931 with a record of 75 wins, 22 losses and four ties. Laird Stadium, with seating for 10,000, was constructed in 1927, during his tenure.

Intercollegiate competition was turned down at St. Olaf until 1918. This cartoon is from the 1904 “Viking” yearbook. Photo courtesy St. Olaf Archives

The Carleton football team, which started playing on Laird Field in 1902, won the Minnesota Athletic Conference championship in 1905 and began an amazing winning streak. According to Carleton archivist, Eric Hillemann, the team’s record between 1905-1917 was 66 wins, 17 losses and 2 ties. In the years 1910-17, Carleton outscored

Across the Cannon River, a gym in the newly constructed Ytterboe Hall had stirred up interest in athletics at St. Olaf and an Athletic Union was formed in the fall of 1900. But football was strictly an interclass affair and annual petitions for intercollegiate football were denied. In 1904, a cartoon in the Viking yearbook showed a football player, petition in hand, being rejected once again. The game was still considered to be dangerous and, indeed, 18 players were reported to have died in 1905, with 159 seriously injured. As described in “The Greatest Game: Football at St. Olaf College 1893-2003” by Tom Porter and Bob Phelps, President Theodore Roosevelt spurred meetings of representatives of universities in December of 1905 to “form sound requirements for intercollegiate athletics, particularly football,” which led to the NCAA. The resulting rules helped make football safer and more respectable, but it would be another 13 years before St. Olaf joined the intercollegiate football fray in 1918. But they found themselves playing with, not against, their cross-town rival, Carleton. In December’s “Historic Happenings” column: St. Olaf and Carleton join football forces in 1918, then get each other’s goat; A St. Olaf face mask gains (Hall of) fame. Thanks to Eric Hillemann of the Carleton Archives, Jeff Sauve of the St. Olaf Archives, and athletic coaches Tom Porter, Bob Sullivan and Jim Dimick for assistance with this story.

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outreach for College City Beverage, an Anheuser Busch distributorship. I am a principal of Rebound Enterprises, a holding company. I serve on a number of for-profit and not-for-profit boards. And like many Northfielders, I enjoy serving as a community volunteer.

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BZ: What do you do with Rebound Enterprises? Sawyer: I am a partner with Brett Reese, Bill Cowles and Craig Ibsen in Rebound Enterprises, a diversified investment, management and holding company with a strategic focus in real estate, hospitality, manufacturing and financial services. We seek to acquire or invest in companies where there is a synergetic philosophy with our existing businesses.

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BZ: Are you from Northfield originally? Sawyer: I am originally from Northern Minnesota, specifically Grand Rapids. My road led to Northfield by attending St. Olaf College. I joke that I’m a native Northfielder by marriage. My husband, Christopher, was raised here. One of the things that attracted me to Northfield, besides Christopher, was the strength of this community. Northfield has a unique blend of assets: two quality colleges, a Jennifer and Chris Sawyer close proximity to Minneapolis/St. Paul, a diversified business base, a strong downtown, a solid educational system, and a variety of art, social and recreational activities.

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BZ: I know you are also involved in College City Beverage. What is that company? Sawyer: College City Beverage is a beverage distribution company. They distribute products from AnheuserBusch, Heineken and Summit Brewery. We cover the South Metro region of the Twin Cities. In collaboration with several community partners, my focus is preventing underage drinking and eliminating drunk driving. We also focus on promoting responsible drinking for adults 21 years and older.

BZ: Who assists you in your community outreach programs? Sawyer: Anheuser Busch has been Jennifer Sawyer supporting local causes: at her home recently hosting an Arts Guild Beaux Arts Ball event and at the Historical Society’s annual auction fundraiser with (l to r): Michelle and Brett Reese an industry leader for more than 20 and Wayne Eddy. years in finding solutions on alcohol issues. Locally, our company offers BZ: What is your favorite part about Northfield? speakers for high school students, collaborates with the police and Sawyer: The people. This town is filled with people who are curipublic safety departments, provides funding for designated driver ous about life and are passionate to make the world a better place. campaigns, and much more. CCB collaborates with the Healthy I don’t think you can find a more dynamic, engaged, civic-minded Community Initiative, Northfield Chemical Task Force, Rice group of citizens. County Social Services and area school districts. BZ: What did you go on to do after graduation from St. Olaf? BZ: You have focused on a lot of very diverse businesses in your Sawyer: I went to work for a Minneapolis-based public affairs firm. career. How do you prepare for such diversity? We took on community issues such as ending gun violence, school Sawyer: Life-long learning and personal development is definitely choice, public transportation and community development. Our an on-going component to help me prepare for such diversity. I flagship project was “The Minnesota Meeting,” that aired monthly have developed relationships with seasoned mentors in each induson Minnesota Public Radio. Following my work in public affairs, I try to help me understand the challenges and complexities of each went into executive leadership development. In this role, I worked business line. Fortunately, governance and leadership have many for a company called Menttium that designed and executed menuniversal qualities that transcend any industry. toring programs and focused on leadership development. BZ: What type of volunteer endeavors do you take part in? BZ: How did you transition into the business arena from public Sawyer: In Northfield, I am currently involved with the YMCA, affairs and leadership? WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support), the Northfield Sawyer: I grew up in a family owned business environment. I’m Arts Guild, Prairie Creek School, Bethel Lutheran Church. Past a fourth-generation family member of a logging and sawmilling endeavors include, 5th Bridge, NAF (Northfield Area Foundation) company, Rajala Companies, in northern Minnesota. I am deeply and Northfield’s Sesquicentennial celebration. passionate about economic vitality and the overall effect it has on community health. My work as a director at First National Bank, BZ: Do you have family here? College City Beverage, Archer House, Northfield Automation Sawyer: Yes. My husband’s parents, Jim and Linda Sawyer, and Systems, and Stratapoint is the perfect role for me to work on both his sister, Natalie Fink, and her family live in Northfield. They all business strategy and community development. work together at College City Beverage. Jim and Linda Sawyer have been active, engaged community members since they moved to BZ: What do you do as a director at First National Bank of NorthNorthfield in 1973. field? Sawyer: I am very fortunate to work with a first-rate board of BZ: How would you consider Northfield a “family town?” directors. Our board works with the senior leadership team of the Sawyer: On any given day, a family can experience the plentiful bank. We set the organizational vision for the bank and establish benefits Northfield has to offer. For example, a family can bike the overarching policies that guide management in keeping the bank a bike trail, walk or cross country ski in Carleton’s arboretum, fish pillar of the Northfield community. the Cannon River, catch a Northfield Knights baseball game or a college football game, shop the downtown, take in a local play, BZ: Are there any other for-profits that you are working with? attend an art class, and much more. Sawyer: Another for-profit organization that I am involved in is 3C Capital, an angel investment group. There are 35 investors in 3C BZ: What upcoming attractions in Northfield are you looking Capital, nearly all from Northfield. We invest in new and emergforward to? ing businesses. We invest in companies that have terrific ideas, but Sawyer: The Northfield Arts Guild is celebrating its 50th anniverlack the seed money to get their companies off the ground. When sary this year and they have a number of special events planned in possible, our particular group is focused on investing in companies the next few months. A “do-not-miss” event will be their “Fire and associated with Northfield. Ice Beaux Arts Ball” Dec. 19 at Carleton’s Great Hall. It will be a “Wow!”

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Clubs, Classes and More… Cub Scout Pack 300 – 612/490-4048 www.cubs300.org

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That’s Entertainment Variety Show and Potluck – Nov. 17, 6 p.m., St. Dominic Church – for boys in kindergarten through 5th grade. Family fun through crafts, activities, environmental awareness and service to community.

and adults at www.northfieldartsguild.org New Art Club for Kids – Spend two Saturday mornings with certified art teacher Mary Quick in a fun art club atmosphere. ($44 nonmembes/$40 members for two sessions) Grades K-2: Nov. 21 and Dec. 12, 9-11:30 a.m. Grades 3-5: Nov. 14 and Dec. 5, 9-11:30 a.m. A THURSDAY session of KidsARTS – Weekly from 10 a.m. to noon, for kids ages 4-6. Introduces visual arts, dance, theater, and music, and is a great preparation for all kinds of learning. Ballroom Dance – Saturday afternoons, 1-3 p.m. – Learn ballroom dance and get your ready for the Beaux Arts Ball! Sign up for a single session ($25 nonmembers/$22.50 members) or the whole series ($95 nonmembers/$85 members). Ian Hathaway and Zach Teska from the St Olaf Ballroom Performance Group will teach. Nov. 7 – swing, Nov. 14 – tango, Nov. 21 – foxtrot/waltz and Dec. 5 – rhumba/cha cha Keep your eyes open for more details on a night of ballroom dance with Brian Sostek, Saturday, Dec. 12…brush up your ballroom technique with a master!

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. My Green Roof: A Conversation – Nov. 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Betsy Buckheit shares her experience of installing a green roof at her home, including pictures of the process. Pre-register at the front of the store for this free coffee-and-rolls event. Quick and Healthy Meals – Nov. 12, 6:30-8 p.m. This class will focus on cooking meals for one to two people in under 30 minutes. The menu will include sautéed greens with white beans, roasted tomato soup with homemade croutons, and Italian amaretti cookies with mocha ricotta pudding. Recipes and ingredients are provided. Cost: $18 (includes meal, bring containers for leftovers). Menu subject to change. Pre-register at the front of the store. Instructor: Martha Jirovec. How to: Spices and Herbs – Nov. 14, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. – Storing, using and combining and where do they come from. Learn to make your own spice combinations. Come with questions or recipes you’d like help with. Cost: $12. Pre-register at the front of the store. Cooking Through the Co-op: Alliums – Nov. 19, 6:30-8 p.m. A discussion of the varieties of alliums (garlic, leeks, shallots and onions) and their individual flavors and cooking methods. Dinner will include leek and mushroom tarts, mixed greens with a roasted shallot vinaigrette, onion soup and with roasted garlic bread. Recipes and ingredients are provided. Cost: $18 (bring containers for leftovers). Pre-register. Instructor: Martha Jirovec. Menu subject to change. 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 507/6630715.

Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center – Children’s Circle

Class (ages 3-9) – Sundays, 3-4 p.m. Children and their parents meditate, do yoga and learn about Buddhism in a fun, peaceful atmosphere of exploration. Everyone welcome. Northfield Public Library – 507/645-6606

First Steps Early Literacy Center: Monday, Friday and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon Infant Lapsit: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Toddler Rhyme Time: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Pre-School Story Time: Thursdays, 10 a.m. Carleton ACT Story Hour: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. through Nov. 14 Paradise Center for the Arts – 612/216-1206 More classes and activities at www.paradisecenterforthearts.org. Open Textile Lab (Ages 15+) – Second Monday of the month, 6:308:30 p.m. – Get acquainted with the textile lab and do a small project planned by instructors. Registration encouraged. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. Instructors: Deb Johnson and Arlene Wolf. Open Studio – Wednesdays (by appointment), 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. – Pre-registration is recommended. Members receive ten hours of open studio time with their paid membership. Cost is $6/hour. PJ’s Fabric and Crafts, 507/332-7151 – Classes include crocheting,

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.

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620 Water St. • www.butlerssteakandale.com 786-9797 – 3-10 p.m., 7 days/week. Steak and ale plus fine wines, signature cocktails and Irish coffees. Relax in the Officer’s Club 3-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and enjoy half-price appetizers. Chapati

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214 Division St. • 645-2462 (office 645-1665) www.chapati.us – Closed Mondays – Cuisine of India. Variety of curry and Tandoori 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. 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 15

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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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 cafeteriastyle eatery with soups, salads, build-your-own sandwiches, panninis, and during dinner hours – build-you-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 – 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. Get listed here. Contact Kevin – 507/663-7937 or kevin@northfieldguide.com

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Northfield Arts Guild celebrates Whether or not you’re an Arts Guild member, this is an evening you will not want to miss. It’s going to be elegant. It’s going to be fun. It’s going to be the sort of night you’ll hear about in the months to come and you don’t want to be kicking yourself for not having gone.

This fancy dress gala – “black tie with a creative touch” – is the celebratory capstone of the Arts Guild’s 50th anniversary year and is promising to be the event of the season. An evening for artists and lovers of the arts alike, the Beaux Arts – literally, “beautiful arts” – takes its cue from a centuries-old French tradition that celebrates the creative, and looks to do just that this year. Using the majesty of

Carleton’s Great Space, the wizards behind the ball will bring an evening of “Fire and Ice” – this year’s theme – that will delight the senses and provide memories for years to come.

There will be art from beginning to end, from the musical to the culinary, from the visual to theatrical surprises that wait until the last minute for their unveilings. Food, under the creative genius of Bon Appetit’s Executive Chef Michael Delcambre, will tickle the taste buds; dancing, with the 19-piece Bend in the River Big Band, will tickle the toes and trip the light fantastic. The Craig Perman Exhibit, “Voices from the Northfield Arts Guild,” the travelling 50 Canvases and the specially created Anniversary Mugs showcase the visual arts while Sweet Jazz and the specially co-commissioned piece by the Northfield Youth Choirs celebrate the power of voice and, in the case of the Youth Choirs, the emerging talents of Northfield’s children; our next generation of artists. And it’s a night to have fun, pure and simple. As an opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, “Fire and Ice” requires nothing from its attendees other than the desire to kick back and enjoy. Here’s the excuse to dress up, to bask in the warmth of Great Hall and to remember the joy of an evening out with friends, all the while supporting the arts. At $60 a ticket ($50 for Arts Guild members), there is truly no other event, local or otherwise, that offers such grandeur. Tickets are limited and they’re going quickly. They may be purchased at the Arts Guild, 304 Division St., 507/645-8877, or www.northfieldartsguild.org. So start thinking about what you’ll wear and who else must get tickets, then dust off your dancing shoes and consider signing up for dance lessons. These start Nov. 7 through the Arts Guild and run for four weeks, with an extra special dance class led by professional dancer and NAG alum Brian Sostek on Dec. 12. Music from the event’s Bend in the River Big Band play list will be featured in the lessons. Doors open at 7, complimentary valet parking will be available, and the magic of the Beaux Arts Ball will begin.

For more on this and other 50th anniversary events, go to www.northfieldartsguild.org and click on the 50th Anniversary Blog. The visual arts will be well represented at the Beaux Arts Ball with: the larger-than-life Perman prints and original photographs (samples below); all of the nearly 50 touring canvases (see sample by Marjorie Gruszewski to the right, held by Northfield News publisher Sam Gett and editor Jaci Smith); and the stunning 50th commemorative mugs created by Arts Guild artists.

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50 years with a Beaux Arts Ball

A specially commissioned choral work by award-winning composer Elizabeth Alexander will be premiered by the Northfield Youth Choirs at the Beaux Arts Ball. This Arts Guild/Youth Choir collaboration celebrates the Art Guild’s first 50 years while looking forward its next.

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Bend in the River Big Band – their play list says it all –from Gershwin to Fats Waller, Count Basie to Bobby Darin, Duke Ellington to Charlie Parker – this 19-piece ensemble will bring their swinging sounds to Carleton’s Great Hall and the Beaux Art Ball for your dancing pleasure.

Tell Friends! Make it our holiday party? Work party? Sign up for dance lessons! Smile knowing this magical evening awaits!

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