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Vol. 7, Issue 1

January 2011 17 Bridge Square Northfield, MN 55057

507/663-7937 neg@northfieldguide.com Publisher: Rob Schanilec By All Means Graphics Advertising: Kevin Krein Kevin@northfieldguide.com or 507/663-7937

Happenings – Up Close........................2-3, 7-16 Theater ...................................2-3 Sports ..........................................3 Vote for the BEST ballot ...5-6 January Gigs .................................16 A Month at a Glance..... 18-21 Clubs, Classes & More ........22 Just Curious: Joy Riggs ....25-26 Regional Happenings..............27 Historic Happenings ..... 28-29 Advertisers’ Index ................30 Dining ......................................30 Meet the Advertiser: Steven Schmidt ..................32

Contributors: Felicia Crosby Susan Hvistendahl Locallygrownnorthfield.org Northfield.org Northfield Music Collective

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Online: at northfieldguide.com! A flippin’ cool digital edition, downloadable PDF, archives and content submission form.

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Simply Fodder For Your Next Cocktail Party by Sherri Faye (c) 2011 Dear X Marks-the-Spot-Where-I-Kick-Your-Smart-A..., Err.. I mean... Interesting inquiry indeed. Have you considered reading a label? After the initial shock at the thought of powdered bovine, I researched the product. Powdered milk is simply a dried milk material with several additives and fortifications, depending upon the brand. When a measured amount of H2O is added, a pile of powder is magically reconstituted into what I would call a milk-like substance. Not exactly the best substitute for the real thing, but for folks on a budget, or whose deviant minds delight at the image of powdered cow origins, it will suffice. What would you do, X (whose initials are Dan Collins), if you added water to the powder and upon stirring, an actual cow formed before your very eyes? I imagine you would milk it for all it was worth. If I were you, I’d run. ~ Constance (assuredly a solid, carbon-based life form) I, Sherri Faye, am committed to consuming substances that are pure in form, within reason. My friend, Lori W., recently turned me on to ‘doTERRA’ therapeutic grade essential oils. Which has spurred further enthusiasm toward pursuing an holistic lifestyle for me. That said, powdered substances can be like lies - often questionable, could blow away with the wind, and definitely merit some investigation prior to swallowing. Thanks Lore! (c) 2011 Sherri Faye All Rights Reserved Aided & Abetted by Dan P. Collins imaginenationbysherrifaye@hotmail.com http://www.cafepress.com/leftfieldcomic http://www.leftfieldcomic.blogspot.com/ beeftips.leftfield@gmail.com

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Paradise Center for the Arts ArtOnWater 217 S. Water St. • 507/786-9700 artonwater.com • Gallery hours: Wed and Thu, 3-6pm or by appointment a favorite cup – functional ceramics of Colleen Riley and Donovan Palmquist, and others. Also original American Opal(escent) oak-framed decorative glass panels exhibit – on sale this month for 40 percent off. blackbox(back)gallery: ArcheoPaleo Roadside Geology Images Project – view/help create this Google Earth My Map from regional geology research documentation and images. All month, hours vary, call the gallery or dean@artonwater.com.

Carleton College Art Gallery One N. College St. • 507/646-4469 carleton.edu/campus/gallery Exhibit hours: M-W noon-6pm, Th/F noon-10pm, Sa/Su noon-4pm “The Art of Sight, Sound and Heart: Visualizing Japanese Theater” – Jan. 7-March 9. Japanese theater in its two classic forms is rooted in ancient religion (Noh) and buoyed by popular culture (Kabuki). This exhibit highlighting paintings, woodblock prints and printed ephemera; carved masks, figurines, netsuke and other objects, will explore Kabuki and Noh objects and imagery from the 18th through the 20th centuries. It will be enriched by lectures and performances by nationally and internationally known theater and dance performers engaged in transforming traditional forms.

The Flaten Art Museum Dittmann Center 1520 St. Olaf Ave. • 507/646-3556 stolaf.edu/depts/art/ M-F 10am-5pm, Th until 8, Sa/Su 2-5pm Closed Jan. 9-Feb. 6 River and Stone, Letters and Leaves – Jan. 10-Feb. 20. Professor of Art and Art History, Meg Ojala. Three different bodies of work: large scale color landscape photographs; small scale platinum-palladium prints from Angkor Wat in Cambodia; and a group of experimental pieces that include multiple images of one kind of object, such as letters and leaves. Visual elements and themes such as line and repetition, the compression of space and time, and a heightened sense of impermanence, appear in all of this seemingly disparate work. Closing reception: Feb. 11, 6-8pm. Artist talk: Feb. 15, 12pm.

Groot Gallery

Studio Elements 16 Bridge Square • 507/786-9393 studioelements.net Now open weekly: Th 10am-8pm, F/Sa 10am-5pm, Su 12-4pm. Fine art, unique gifts and fun junk.

swag 423 Division St. • 507/663-8870 Tu-Sa, 10am-5:30pm Beauty and humor with LA-based Matt Adrian’s cards, wall panels and magnets.

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

Northfield Arts Guild 304 Division St. • 507/645-8877 www.northfieldartsguild.org M-F 10-5, Sa 11-3 Annual Members’ Exhibit – Through Jan. 8. Celebrating the creativity of Guild members working in all media.

M-F 8-1am, Sa 9am-midnight, Su 9-1am Jack Dale painting

418 Division St. • 507/786-9595 Tu/W 10-5, Th 10-7, F/Sa 10-5, Su 12-4 More than 120 artists represented. “A shop where...ART RULES!”

Kate Fisher sculpture

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Two exhibits: A Lifetime of Arts: The Rhody Yule Collection and Founded Upon the Waters: A Collection of Works by Adam Kuehnel – Jan. 14-Feb. 26. Artists reception: Jan. 14, 5-7pm

Apprentice Show – Jan. 7-Feb. 20.

Carleton Gould Library Eclectic Goat

321 Central Ave., Faribault 507/332-7372 • Tu-F 10-5, Sa 12-5 paradisecenterforthearts.org Kathy Putrah – Créches from Around the World – Through Jan 8.

Fill in the Blanks – Jan. 12-Feb. 19. An exploration of forms and marks. Paintings of Jack Dale and sculptural works by Kate Fisher explore the stories and textures of process. The layers of material evolve into a visual narrative. The inception of their works begins with different ideas, but the end result is intuitive and harmonious. Opening Reception: Jan. 14, 7-9pm.

Theater Short Play Festival Submissions

The Northfield Arts Guild is accepting submissions for 2011’s Very Short Play Festival, to be held April 29-30, 2011. Submissions cannot exceed 10 minutes in length when fully staged. Writers of all ages are encouraged to submit their work. Writers will be required to produce their play and provide their own actors. Plays can be submitted by email (amoltcha@ carleton.edu) or ground mail to the Northfield Arts Guild by March 17, 2011. Email submissions should be formatted as a Microsoft Word document, plain text file or .pdf file.

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S P O R T S Here are the home games… Monday, January 3

BASKETBALL – Carleton Men’s vs. St. John’s University, 7:30pm Tuesday, January 4

DANCE TEAM – Raiders Girls Scrimmage, 3:10 and 7:50pm GYMNASTICS – Raiders Girls vs. New Prague, 6:30pm BASKETBALL – Raiders Girls vs. New Prague, 7:30pm HOCKEY – Raiders Boys vs. Chanhassen, 7:30pm Wednesday, January 5

BASKETBALL – Carleton Women’s vs. University of St. Thomas, 7:30pm Thursday, January 6

WRESTLING – Raiders vs. Chanhassen/Chaska, 5 and 8pm SWIM & DIVE – Raiders Boys vs. Shakopee, 6pm HOCKEY – Raiders Girls vs. Farmington, 7:30pm

Friday, January 7

DANCE TEAM – Raiders Girls Scrimmage, 3:10pm BASKETBALL – Raiders Girls vs. Chaska, 7:30pm Saturday, January 8

BASKETBALL – Carleton Women’s vs. St. Mary’s University, 1pm Raiders Boys vs. Richfield, 2pm Carleton Men’s vs. St. Mary’s University, 3pm Tuesday, January 11

BASKETBALL – Raiders Boys vs. Academy of Holy Angels, 7:30pm HOCKEY – Raiders Boys vs. Academy of Holy Angels, 7:30pm Wednesday, January 12

BASKETBALL – Carleton Men’s vs. Bethel University, 7:30pm Thursday, January 13

SWIM & DIVE – Raiders Boys vs. Albert Lea, 6pm HOCKEY – Raiders Boys vs. Shakopee, 7:30pm Friday, January 14

DANCE TEAM – Raiders Girls Scrimmage, 3:10pm BASKETBALL – Raiders Boys vs. Red Wing, 7:30pm

Theater

Saturday, January 15

BASKETBALL – Raiders Girls vs. Mankato West, 12:45pm Monday, January 17

Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire Du Soldat

Jan. 6, 7:30pm Newhall Auditorium, Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Faribault Igor Stravinsky wrote “L’Histoire du Soldat” – The Soldier’s Tale – in 1918 during World War I. He said the work was to be read, played and danced. This production features actor Bradley Greenway, who plays all parts. Kenneth Freed, music director of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra and violist with the Minnesota Symphony, directs the ensemble. Tickets: $15 adults, $9 students. Broadway and Bunnies

Jan. 7, Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 7:30pm Jan. 8, Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault, 7:30pm A cocktail of song and dance with a comedic chaser, featuring Paradise Center for the Arts executive director, Ryan Heinritz. All proceeds support the arts in Rice County.

BASKETBALL – Carleton Men’s vs. Macalester College, 7:30pm St. Olaf Women’s vs. Bethel University, 7:30pm Tuesday, January 18

DANCE TEAM – Raiders Girls Scrimmage, 3:10pm BASKETBALL – Raiders Boys vs. Chanhassen, 7:30pm HOCKEY – Raiders Girls vs. New Prague, 7:30pm Wednesday, January 19

BASKETBALL – Carleton Women’s vs. Hamline University, 7:30pm Thursday, January 20

NORDIC SKI – Raiders vs. Winona Senior, 3:30pm WRESTLING – St. Olaf vs. St. John’s University, 7pm HOCKEY – Raiders Boys vs. Chaska, 7:30pm Friday, January 21

High School One Act Plays

DANCE TEAM – Raiders Girls Scrimmage, 3:10pm WRESTLING – St. Olaf vs. Concordia College-Moorhead, 7pm BASKETBALL – Raiders Girls vs. Farmington, 7:30pm

Jan. 14-15 and 21-22, 7:30pm • High School Auditorium

Saturday, January 22

Kiss Me Weirdly

HOCKEY – Raiders Girls vs. Shakopee, 12pm St. Olaf Women’s vs. St. Catherine University, 2pm St. Olaf Men’s vs. UW-Stout, 7:30pm BASKETBALL – St. Olaf Women’s vs. Carleton College, 1pm St. Olaf Men’s vs. Carleton College, 3pm Raiders Girls vs. Austin, 4pm

Jan. 14-15 and 21-22, 8pm • Northfield Arts Guild Theater Five short plays by Brendon Etter: “Boxing” (Megan Proft and Adam Andreasen): A man finds a box with something extremely important inside. “Courting” (Shari Setchell and Brendon Etter): Chuck and Rita are having marital problems about which they plead to a much higher, inscrutable authority for resolution. “Execute” (Samrina Sabri and Mickey Morstad): An unpleasant interaction may or may not end and may or may not start all over again. “Regenerate” (Tania Larson Legvold and Tom Ett): A couple tries to figure each other out with a therapeutic exercise that just doesn’t make sense. “Sit” (Hannah France and Ian Hathway): Two people, one chair. Anger. Ridicule. Manipulation. Confusion. Groping. Tickets: $10. Opera: The Mysteries

Jan. 25-26, 8:15pm • Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf The world premiere of James McKeel’s fully-staged oratorio, “The Mysteries.” This new musical drama follows a group of sojourners in search of the meaning of life and death and God’s ultimate role in their existence. Along the way they also ponder the power of friendship, virtue, thought and feelings.

JANUARY 2011

Wednesday, January 26

BASKETBALL – Carleton Women’s vs. Concordia College, 5:45pm BASKETBALL – Carleton Men’s vs. Concordia College, 7:45pm Thursday, January 27

SWIM & DIVE – Raiders Boys vs. Chanhassen/Chaska, 6pm GYMNASTICS – Raiders Girls vs. Farmington, 6:30pm BASKETBALL – Raiders Girls vs. John Marshall, 7:30pm HOCKEY – Raiders Girls vs. Red Wing, 7:30pm Friday, January 28

BASKETBALL – Raiders Boys vs. Shakopee, 7:30pm Saturday, January 29

NORDIC SKI – Raiders Invitational WRESTLING – Raiders Invitational, 10am GYMNASTICS – Raiders Girls Invitational, 10:30am

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Matt Arthur and Friends • 8-11pm

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The Contented Cow A biweekly singer/songwriter showcase hosted by southern Minnesota’s most distinctive vocalist, featuring guest musicians from Northfield, the Twin Cities and beyond.

Check the Calendar-at-a-Glance for weekly happenings! THURSDAY, JANUARY 6 Theater: L’Histoire Du Soldat • 7:30pm

Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Faribault Directed by Kenneth Freed with actor Bradley Greenway playing all the roles. See theater page. Marv Gohman • 8-11pm

The Tavern Lounge Out of the Great North Woods of suburban Minneapolis/St. Paul comes a swaggering, foot-stompin’, heart-pumpin’ minstrel, laying waste to any instrument that comes within ten fingers of his sweaty reach. Furious fiddle and madcap mandolin struggle to punch holes in steel and guitars. Wailing harp winds up breathing hard. Has opened for notable artists including Jonny Lang, Glen Frey, Maria Muldaur, Colin Rae, Sammy Kershaw, John Michael Montgomery, Delbert McClinton, Tanya Tucker, Glen Campbell, Los Lobos, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, 38 Special, Proclaimers, Al Green and Taj Mahal; Jammed with Lowen and Navarro; and sung with Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 7 Carleton Winter Term Opening Convocation – Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues • 10:50am

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton Author of “Dead Man Walking” and active opponent of capital punishment in America, Sister Helen Prejean, is considered instrumental in sparking national dialogue on the death penalty and helping shape the Catholic Church’s newly vigorous opposition to state executions. Prejean considers herself a “southern storyteller” as she travels the world speaking about her ministry. Jim Lenway • 5-7pm

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Dance - n - Fitness

HAPPENINGS Friday, Jan. 7, continued Goodsell Observatory Open House 7-9pm • Carleton

This event takes place the first Friday of every month. 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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Try a dance, ballroom or yoga class for free! Check our website for class schedule and times. www.dance-n-fitness.com (Ages 3 through adult)

Registration accepted until January 15! Refer a friend... if they register you receive $25 OFF one month tuition!

New...Dance Sampler! Short 8-week dance session starting Monday, January 3, 2011, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Running 8 consecutive Mondays, learning four styles of dance (ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop) and four dances! (No costume, no recital, just fun!) (Ages 5 & up)

Theater: Broadway and Bunnies • 7:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page. Lecture/Performance – The Path of the Onnagata: From Male to Female • 7:30pm

Concert Hall, Carleton In conjunction with “The Art of Sight, Sound and Heart: Visualizing Japanese Theater,” University of Wisconsin-Madison’s David Furumoto, an expert on traditional Japanese theater and other forms of Asian theater, will present/perform. Sasha Mercedes • 8-11pm

The Tavern Lounge A chick-singer, guitarist and songwriter from the shores of Lake Superior. Her songs are filled with honesty and substance and sung with passion. Topics like brothels, one-night stands and transvestites are not taboo for this edgy yet charming northern gal. She has traveled from coast to coast and abroad, performing and drawing inspiration for the material in her brilliantly crafted compositions, and has shared the stage with Dar Williams, Tracy Bonham, Guy Davis, Pete Seeger and others. SATURDAY, JANUARY 8 Wake-Robin • 12-1pm

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

Big Group Dance for all ages... Our production number...starting Saturday, March 5, 2011! Running 9 consecutive Saturdays, 11-Noon. Will perform in spring recital! Stop in to sign up!

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Stories of the Winter Sky • 6-7:30pm

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault Hear Roman, Greek and other cultures’ stories of the constellations in this family friendly astronomy program. Weather permitting there will be constellation location. If cloudy, there will be an audience-involved story-telling session. Hot chocolate will be provided. Dress for the weather. Free. Theater: Broadway and Bunnies • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See the theater page. Jon Manners • 8-11pm

The Tavern Lounge Voted Northfield’s best male musician of 2009! Playing guitar since 1957, Manners has been several bands and in the early ’70s, 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.” MONDAY, JANUARY 10 Opening Doors and Hearts: The Church and Gender Minorities • 7-8:30pm

Gould Library Athenaeum, Carleton Rev. Maren Tirabassi, UCC minister and author, will give a pastor and author’s view of gender inclusivity in the church, focusing on two of her newest books, “All Whom God Has Joined” and “Transgendering Faith.” Tirabassi has written extensively about the arts and social justice in worship, as well as about the inclusion of many races, cultures, ages, abilities and sexual minorities in the church. A reception and booksigning will follow. All are welcome.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 13 Mark Mraz • 8-11pm

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. FRIDAY, JANUARY 14 Carleton Convocation: Jesse Schell • 10:50am

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton Assistant professor in the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University, Schell teaches classes in game design and leads several projects, including GameInnovation.com, a systematic study of the history of videogame innovations, and Hazmat: Hotzone, an anti-terror team training game for the nation’s firefighters. Schell is also the CEO of Schell Games, an independent game studio in Pittsburgh, and chairman emeritus of the International Game Developers Association. In 2004 he was named one of the world’s Top 100 Young Innovators by Technology Review, MIT’s magazine of innovation. He is the author of the award-winning book, “The Art of Game Design.”

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HAPPENINGS Friday, Jan. 14, continued

The Clodhopper Monologues with Michael Perry • 7:30pm

Artists Reception: Rhody Yule and Adam Kuehnel • 5-7pm

The Grand Event Center Mike takes the stage with a microphone and a passel of stories that range well beyond the pages of his books, including the best-selling “Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time” in which he wrote about his experiences as a volunteer firefighter. Whether discussing vicious chickens, homeless guinea pigs, long underwear for ladies or getting your feelings hurt by the New York Times, Perry moves easily from heartfelt to hilarious in an easygoing performance some have called “country stand-up.” Tickets: $12, available online at www.sneezingcow.com or at Monkey See Monkey Read.

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See gallery page. Kids Night at the YMCA • 6-9pm

Adam Kuehnel Visit www.northfieldymca.org for locations Ages 3-10. Kids get their own special night away from parents and parents get a night without kids. This evening of fun activities includes all sorts of themed games, crafts, culture and a whole lot more. Dinner is included in the price of the program and will be served at 6:30pm. This program’s theme is Hawaii. Members pay $10 for the first child and $5/additional child, nonmembers pay $15 for the first child and $10/additional child. More and registration at northfieldymca.org or 507/645-0088.

Theater: Kiss Me Weirdly • 8pm

Exhibit Opening Reception: Fill in the Blanks • 7-9pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

Northfield Arts Guild See gallery page.

Norwegian Cowboy • 8-11pm

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.

Arts for Martin • 7pm

ARTech Charter School Join performing community artists, youth through adult professional, as they celebrate Dr. King’s life through their art – a reflective, meaningful evening. Free.

Norwegian Cowboy

One Act Plays • 7:30pm

High School Auditorium

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 15

MONDAY, JANUARY 17

One Act Plays • 7:30pm

17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Northfield Community Celebration • 7pm

High School Auditorium

United Methodist Church The keynote speaker will be Courtney Payne, a St. Olaf senior who has been involved in projects of diversity awareness and the celebration of multiculturalism. Music will be provided by the Northfield Youth Choirs and soprano Coraine Tate. In addition, the 2011 Northfield Human Rights Award will be presented. ASLinterpreted. Cake will be served!

Theater: Kiss Me Weirdly • 8pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page. Aaron Anderson • 8-11pm

The Tavern Lounge SUNDAY, JANUARY 16 Faculty Recital: Music for Wind Instruments, Piano and Voice • 3-4:30pm

Concert Hall, Carleton Featuring Martha Jamsa (flute), Merilee Klemp (oboe), Nina Olsen (clarinet), Gwen Anderson (horn), Jackson Bryce (bassoon), Nicola Melville (piano), Patricia Kent (soprano), along with student musicians. Martin Luther King Jr Candlelight Service of Remembrance and Celebration • 5pm

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton Featuring Rev. Oliver White and the Carleton Jubilee Choir.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 18 Guest Recital: Organist Sarah Hawbecker • 7pm

Boe Memorial Chapel, St. Olaf Hawbecker serves as organist and director of music for children and youth at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Atlanta and is an active recitalist and winner of numerous competitions. Her performances have been recorded and broadcast on National Public Radio’s program, “Pipedreams.”

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Mark Mraz • 8-11pm

THURSDAY, JANUARY 20 Eisenhower Dance Ensemble 7:30pm

Johnson Gym, Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Faribault Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Michigan’s premier contemporary dance company, performs a diverse range of exciting choreography. From classical sophistication to contemporary vibrancy, from riveting drama to pure dance, EDE’s performances have dazzled audiences for nearly 20 years. Tickets: $12 adults, $8 students. Matt Arthur and Friends • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow A biweekly singer/songwriter showcase hosted by southern Minnesota’s most distinctive vocalist, featuring guest musicians from Northfield, the Twin Cities and beyond.

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. FRIDAY, JANUARY 21 Carleton Convocation: Larry Buxbaum • 10:50am

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton Larry Buxbaum is executive director of the Hennepin County Bar Association, the largest of Minnesota’s district bar associations, and which represents approximately one half of all Minnesota attorneys. The mission of the HCBA is to advance professionalism, ethical conduct, diversity, competence, practice development and collegiality in the legal profession. Buxbaum is regarded as an authority in the use of literature as a tool to teach values and ethics to professionals in a variety of fields (legal, medical, engineering). The title of his presentation is “Literature and Professional Value Systems.â€? One Act Plays • 7:30pm

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Theater: Kiss Me Weirdly • 8pm

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Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page. Jim Lenway • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow Sweet Jazz • 8-11pm

The Tavern Lounge Sweet Jazz is Christina Schwietz (vocals), Peter Webb (keyboard), David Miller (drums, flugelhorn, melodica) and Muriel Carpenter (bass). Their name says it all. Driven • 9pm-12am

The Grand Event Center An amplified acoustic duo playing songs everyone loves, from classic country to classic rock, while paying tribute to their fellow veterans. Doors open at 8:30pm.

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Winter Scream • 12-2pm

Barb Piper • 5-7pm

Bridge Square The Northfield Historical Society is hosting this new midwinter event/fundraiser. A communal sing designed to force the weather gods to release us from their cold winter grip, and a declaration of our independence from winter with ice cream sundaes. Sensing Animal Signs and Secrets • 1-3pm

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault Join a River Bend naturalist to unlock the secrets of animal tracking. Meet at the Interpretive Center to discuss various tracking methods. Use sleuthing skills to identify the animal inhabitants of nature center trails. Dress appropriately for hiking in the snow. Not suitable for strollers. Free.

The Contented Cow Modern folk, vocals/guitar with influences from Hoagy Carmichael, The Beatles and Bonnie Raitt to Susan Tedeschi, Brandi Carlile and Indigo Girls. Contributes her talents to the Entertainment Guides No. 1 Band 2009, Area 51; fronts the blues/rock band, Top Shelf and performs with a Faribault musical theater group at Paradise Center for the Arts. Jacob Hendrick and Ah-Hem • 8-11pm

High School Auditorium

The Tavern Lounge An Ah-Ha cover band gone bad. Covering Velvet Underground, Bowie, Iggy Pop, Roxy Music, Modern Lovers, Talking Heads and more for your pleasure.

Theater: Kiss Me Weirdly • 8pm

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One Act Plays • 7:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page. The Comedy Buffet • 8pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Headliner Cy Amundson, featuring Gabe Noah and special guests Chris Knutson, John Conroy and Rick Logan. Five great comedians for whom the critics give a gut-busting thumbs up. Tickets: $12/members, $15/nonmembers, $10/students. Cy Amundson

Derek • 8-11pm

The Tavern Lounge

King Cool • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow SUNDAY, JANUARY 23 Faculty Recital: Cello and Piano • 3-4:30pm

Concert Hall, Carleton Cellist Joshua Koestenbaum, associate principal of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, teams up with faculty pianist, Matthew McCright, for an Koestenbaum McCright Photo: Justin Thai afternoon of duos. Enjoy Schumann’s lyrical “Fantasy Pieces,” the ferocious and decadent Schnittke sonata, magical moments of Janacek’s Pohadka and the mercurial Poulenc sonata.

Carleton Convocation: Amy Domini 10:50am

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton A leading figure in socially responsible investing, Amy Domini is the founder and CEO of Domini Social Investments, whose mission is to provide investment vehicles to the socially responsible investor. In 2005, Time magazine named Domini to the Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people. That same year President Bill Clinton honored her at the inaugural meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative for helping to protect children and the environment through the Domini Global Giving Fund. A frequent guest commentator on CNBC’s “Talking Stocks” and various other radio and television programs, Domini is also the author of “Socially Responsible Investing: Making a Difference and Making Money.” Community Services Movie Night: Toy Story 3 • 7pm

Northfield High School Auditorium Don’t miss Woody, Buzz and all your favorite Pixar friends in the third installment of “Toy Story!” Rated PG. Snacks will be available for purchase but food is not allowed in the auditorium. Doors open at 6:30pm. Suggested donation: $2/person. Lonesome Dan Kase • 8-11pm

The Tavern Lounge Think music from “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and mix in a little more ragtime and a hint of bluegrass.

Lonesome Dan Kase

SATURDAY, JANUARY 29 TUESDAY, JANUARY 25

January Thaw • 7pm

Theater: The Mysteries • 8:15pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Dance off the winter blues with an evening filled with unbelievable music with Jivin’ Ivan & the Kings of Swing and Paradise Central. All your familiar songs from swing to rock, to jazz and the good-oldfashion oldies. Tickets: $12/members, $15/nonmembers, $8/children under 12.

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf See theater page. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26 Theater: The Mysteries • 8:15pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf See theater page.

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Sopranorama • 7:30pm

First UCC Congregational Church Exploring all things soprano, from classical to cabaret, Maria Jett, Molly Sue McDonald, Janis Hardy and Dan Chouinard. Tickets $20 and available at First UCC, 507/645-7532, and Present Perfect.

Faculty Recital: Music for Trombone and Organ • 3-4:30pm

Concert Hall, Carleton Ron Rodman (trombone), Casey Andree (trombone), Lawrence Archbold (organ), Daniel Fenn (organ), Mary Martz (soprano) and The Northfield Trombones. MONDAY, JANUARY 31 High School Music Ensembles • 7:30pm

High School Auditorium

Aaron Anderson • 8-11pm

The Tavern Lounge SUNDAY, JANUARY 30 Pancake Breakfast • 8:30am-12pm

Northfield Eagles Club Tickets $6, with proceeds benefitting the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society.

Schmidt Homes Remodeling has New & Improved Interior Design Services! Welcome Cabinetry Design Specialist Brenda Peterson and Interior Design Specialist Emily Custard to the staff at Steven Schmidt Construction. Whether you need new flooring, kitchen remodeling, basement finishing, or a complete home makeover, Schmidt Homes Remodeling can help you to fully realize your home’s potential – inside and out.

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Emily Custard A Minnesota native, Emily has a BS from the Art Institute of Colorado in Interior Design and experience in Residential and Hospitality Design. Her expertise lies in space planning, visualization, and finish selection. She enjoys reading and playing with her 2 young children, as well as painting and sewing. Emily is most passionate about finding economical, functional and sustainable solutions for her clients.

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January Gigs Acoustic Jam Session ...........Tuesdays – Cow Aaron Anderson ....................15, 29 – Tavern Derek .............................................22 – Tavern Driven ........................................... 21 – Grand Faculty Recital: Cello, Piano ... 23 – Carleton Faculty Recital: Trombone, Organ .................. 30 – Carleton Faculty Recital: Wind, Piano, Voice ................. 16 – Carleton Matt Arthur and Friends ............6, 20 – Cow Marv Gohman ...............................6 – Tavern

Sarah Hawbecker ........................18 – St. Olaf Jacob Hendrick and Ah-Hem ....27 – Tavern High School Music Ensembles..............31 – High School Jivin’ Ivan & the Kings of Swing .........................29 – Paradise King Cool......................................... 22 – Cow Lonesome Dan Kase....................28 – Tavern Jim Lenway ...................................7, 21 – Cow Jon Manners ...................................8 – Tavern Shasha Mercedes ............................7 – Tavern Mark Mraz..............................13, 20 – Tavern

Multe .................................... Mondays – Cow Northern Roots Session ....... Sundays – Cow Northfield Youth Choirs .......................17 – United Methodist Norwegian Cowboy ....................14 – Tavern Paradise Central ........................29 – Paradise Barb Piper........................................ 27 – Cow Sopranorama .........................29 – First UCC Sweet Jazz......................................21 – Tavern Coraine Tate ..............17 – United Methodist Wake-Robin ........................... 8 – Bittersweet

Upcoming Fesler-Lampert Series Events at Shattuck-St. Mary’s Igor Stravinsky’s “L’ Histoire Du Soldat” Performed by the Mankato Symphony Chamber Players with Actor Bradley Greenway and Musical Director Kenneth Freed Kenneth Freed Bradley Greenway Thursday, January 6, 2011, 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, Students $9. Newhall Auditorium. Igor Stravinsky wrote “L’ Histoire Du Soldat” – The Soldier’s Tale in 1918 during World War I. He said the work was “to be read, played and danced.” This production features Bradley Greenway, veteran Guthrie and Theatre de la Jeune Lune actor, who plays all parts. Kenneth Freed, the music director of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra and violist with the Minnesota Symphony, directs the ensemble.

UPCOMING

Michigan’s premier contemporary dance company

Eisenhower Dance Ensemble Thursday, January 20, 2011, 7:30 p.m. – Adults $12, Students $8. Johnson Gym. www.ede-dance.org All performances take place at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, Faribault, MN. Tickets and order information, call 507-333-1620 ext. 2. Call for group rates.

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Castle Rock and Roll

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Northern Roots Session 7:30pm • The Contented Cow

Multe • 7:30-10pm

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Carleton Winter Term Opening Convocation – Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues • 10:50am

Wake-Robin • 12-1pm, Bittersweet Stories of the Winter Sky • 6-7:30pm

The Contented Cow

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton

Theater: Broadway and Bunnies 7:30pm

Jim Lenway • 5-7pm

Marv Gohman • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow

The Tavern Lounge

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Jon Manners • 8-11pm, Tavern Lounge

Goodsell Observatory Open House 7-9pm

Carleton Theater: Broadway and Bunnies 7:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater Lecture/Performance – The Path of the Onnagata: From Male to Female 7:30pm

Concert Hall, Carleton

For details on these and more events, check out the Happenings listings with descriptions elsewhere in this guide.

Sasha Mercedes • 8-11pm

The Tavern Lounge EVERY FRIDAY

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Karaoke

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Rueb ‘N’ Stein • 9pm Castle Rock and Roll • 9pm Jesse James Lanes • 10pm

Castle Rock and Roll • 9pm Rueb ‘N’ Stein

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Carleton Convocation: Jesse Schell 10:50am

One Act Plays • 7:30pm

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton

Theater: Kiss Me Weirdly • 8pm

Artists Reception: Rhody Yule and Adam Kuehnel • 5-7pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater

The Tavern Lounge

Northfield High School Auditorium

Aaron Anderson • 8-11pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault

The Tavern Lounge

Kids Night at the YMCA • 6-9pm

www.northfieldymca.org for locations. Exhibit Opening Reception: Fill in the Blanks • 7-9pm

Northfield Arts Guild Arts for Martin • 7pm

ARTech Charter School One Act Plays • 7:30pm

Northfield High School Auditorium The Clodhopper Monologues with Michael Perry • 7:30pm

The Grand Event Center Theater: Kiss Me Weirdly • 8pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater Norwegian Cowboy • 8-11pm

The Tavern Lounge

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Faculty Recital: Music for Wind Instruments, Piano and Voice • 3-4:30pm

17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Northfield Community Celebration 7pm

Guest Recital: Organist Sarah Hawbecker • 7pm

Concert Hall, Carleton Martin Luther King Jr Candlelight Service • 5pm

United Methodist Church

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Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton EVERY SUNDAY

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Politics and a Pint • 6pm

Jingo • 7pm

Cribbage • 7pm

Euchre • 7pm

The Contented Cow

Castle Rock and Roll

Castle Rock and Roll

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Northern Roots Session 7:30pm • The Contented Cow

Multe • 7:30-10pm

The Contented Cow

Acoustic Jam Session 7:30pm • The Contented Cow

Quiz Night • 8pm

Euchre Tournament • 8pm

The Contented Cow

The Tavern Lounge Spanglish • 7:30-9pm

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Theater: The Mysteries 8:15pm

Theater: The Mysteries 8:15pm

Concert Hall, Carleton

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf

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High School Music Ensembles • 7:30pm

Northfield Eagles Club

Northfield High School Auditorium

Faculty Recital: Music for Trombone and Organ 3-4:30pm

Concert Hall, Carleton

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Winter Scream • 12-2pm

Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Faribault

Carleton Convocation: Larry Buxbaum • 10:50am

Matt Arthur and Friends • 8-11pm

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton

The Contented Cow

One Act Plays • 7:30pm

Sensing Animal Signs and Secrets 1-3pm

Northfield High School Auditorium

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault

Theater: Kiss Me Weirdly • 8pm

One Act Plays • 7:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater

Northfield High School Auditorium

Jim Lenway • 8-11pm

Theater: Kiss Me Weirdly • 8pm

The Contented Cow

Northfield Arts Guild Theater

Sweet Jazz • 8-11pm

The Comedy Buffet • 8pm

The Tavern Lounge

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault

Driven • 9pm-12am

Derek • 8-11pm

The Grand Event Center

The Tavern Lounge

Mark Mraz • 8-11pm, Tavern Lounge

For details on these and more events, check out the Happenings listings with descriptions elsewhere in this guide.

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King Cool • 8-11pm, Contented Cow EVERY FRIDAY

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January Thaw • 7pm

The Contented Cow

Carleton Convocation: Amy Domini 10:50am

Jacob Hendrick and Ah-Hem • 8-11pm

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton

Sopranorama • 7:30pm

The Tavern Lounge

Community Services Movie Night: Toy Story 3 • 7pm

First UCC Congregational Church

Northfield High School Auditorium Lonesome Dan Kase • 8-11pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault

Aaron Anderson • 8-11pm

The Tavern Lounge

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Clubs, Classes and More… The Cheese Cave – Faribault – Unsettled Ale Society – Second

Northfield Public Schools Community Services – 507/664-3649

Thursday of the month, 7:30pm – home brewers society open to the public. Contact Laura at 507/334-3988 or Kevin at 507/2911121 Cub Scout Pack 300 – 612/490-4048, www.cubs300.org Glass Garden Beads Beading Class – 507/645-0301 First and third Mondays Just Food Co-op – 507/650-0106 Mondays: Knitting Night, 7-9pm, 507/645-6331 – knit, chat, share ideas and get help.

Northfield Senior Center – www.northfieldseniorcenter.org

The Key

Mondays: Book Club, 5pm Tuesdays: Photo Club, 5:30pm – developing and learning. Game Night, 7pm Wednesdays: College Prep, 7-8:30pm – 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. Thursdays: Art Night, 6pm Fridays: Movie Night, 7pm Sundays: Writing Workshop, 3-5pm – for details, call 507/663-0715. MOMS Club – northfieldmomsclub@gmail.com – First Wednesday of each month, 10am, St. Peter’s Church. If you are a full-time or part-time stay-at-home mom, this club may be for you. MOMS Club is a local chapter of the International MOMS Club, an organization dedicated to providing support and a sense of community for stay-at-home moms. Monarch Gift Shop – Free Weekly Guided Meditation – every Wednesday, 7-8pm – 607/663-7720. Take a break from your week and set your mind and spirit free with mediation in a spacious and relaxed environment. Northfield Arts Guild – 507/645-8877 – Find classes for kids and adults at www.northfieldartsguild.org. Beat Boys – Wednesdays, 6pm – A movement class for boys ages 7-11 that focuses on building strength, stamina and flexibility through improvisation and exploration of different styles of dance. Intro to Ballroom Dance (ages 14-adult) Saturdays, 2pm – Get a great introduction to the basics in the popular social dances: swing, salsa, foxtrot, waltz, rumba, tango and cha cha in eight weeks. No partner necessary, all partners welcome. Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center – Children’s Circle Class (ages 3-9) – Sundays, 3-4pm – 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, Mon, Fri and Sat, 10-11am Carleton Caldecott Club, Saturdays, Jan. 15-Feb. 26, 11am12pm – Carleton ACT student volunteers present this exciting seven-week program celebrating outstanding children’s illustrators and their books. For children of all ages. Free. Patty Cake Infant Lapsit, Tue., 10am Toddler Rhyme Time, Wed., 10am Preschool Story & Craft Time, Thu., 10am

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507/664-3700 – Programs for active older adults in a premier fitness facility with an indoor pool and certified fitness instructors. Bike club, hiking trips, ping pong, nutrition talks, art classes, writing classes, card groups, dining center, fitness classes and more. Caregiver Series, led by Kari Berit, Jan. 8 and Feb. 5, 9:30-11am Free. Sessions on accepting change in your loved one and your life, creating new holiday traditions, confronting isolation as a caregiver and understanding resources available to make your caregiving journey easier. Free. Paradise Center for the Arts – 612/216-1206 Find art-related classes for kids and adults at www.paradisecenterforthearts.org. River Bend Nature Center, 507/332-7151 – classes and activities at www.rbnc.org. Cannon River Woodcarving Club – 507/339-0336 Third monday monthly, 7pm, Ivan Whillock Studio, Faribault

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Just Curious about

Joy Riggs

By Felicia Crosby

Childhood literary inspirations: I loved the classics: the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, Little Women – my daughter is actually named after Louisa May Alcott, but she prefers the Harry Potter series!

Following the Mighty Miss:

Many Northfielders recognize Joy Riggs from the Northfield Arts Guild Theater, where she is often seen helping out at plays that feature her husband or one of her three kids. A distributor of programs, audience member extraordinaire and behindthe-scenes supporter (not to mention cast party host!), she is the acknowledged rock in a theatrical family. What many of us might not know, however, is that Joy’s an award-winning journalist, with not one but two awards in 2010 for her Minnesota Parent column, “Teens and Tweens.” We sat down with her and learned a little about what makes Joy tick – as well as what it’s like to live in a family of super-emoters.

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After college (Drake University) I lived in Natchez, Mississippi. It was kind of like being a foreign exchange student, a real culture shock. I learned that many people in Minnesota know very little about Mississippi, and vice-versa. I worked as a reporter for the Natchez Democrat. I pretty much did everything – general reporter, court reporter – I wrote a column about my experiences there. I got to ride along on a drug bust once! I loved the idea of living on one end of the Mississippi River and then the other. Natchez is beautiful. It didn’t get bombed in the Civil War; you definitely get the feeling there that the war wasn’t all that long ago. And the food is amazing.

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Just Curious, continued from previous page

Life with the Von Trapp Family:

Erik the Red Slept Here (maybe):

It often feels like I’m living in a musical! People are always singing – it’s pretty theatrical around the house.

I’m from Alexandria, Minnesota, home of the Kensington Rune Stone. This is a stone that was found by a 19th-century farmer; it supposedly proves the Vikings were here before Columbus. It’s pretty controversial – many consider it a hoax!

Any desire to join in? I did some plays in high school, and even early on at the Northfield Arts Guild, but mostly any free time goes to writing. I did write a play called “Widows” for the Very Short Play festival a while back – it was about being a NAG widow.

A Good Year: Coming Home: Later I worked for the Des Moines Register, and then got married in ’93; Steve and I had met in college during our freshman year. When he got his residency in ’95 we moved back to Minnesota. We were happy to be in St. Paul – it was the first choice for us both. When Steve graduated from medical school, we wanted to either continue living in St. Paul or find a really cool small town. His sister lived in Northfield and we were down here pretty often; when he got a job here (at Allina) we thought we’d give it a try for a year or two. That was in ’98 – we’re still here!

I won two awards this past year: 2nd place at the Minnesota Society for Professional Journalists in April, and then I took bronze at the Minnesota Publisher Association awards this fall, both for Minnesota Parent magazine. I feel pretty lucky; I’m doing what I always wanted to do. I work from home and I get to be there when the kids get in from school.

Paper book vs. Kindle: Oh, paper. Definitely.

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January Regional Happenings There are a number of exciting offerings in the region this month; we offer here a brief sample of what’s to be found beyond Northfield. Be sure to check them out—and say you saw them in the Northfield Entertainment Guide! CROSSINGS AT CARNEGIE 320 East Ave., Zumbrota

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507/732-7616 • www.crossingsatcarnegie.com Bluegrass Sundays: The High 48s • Jan. 2, 2pm The High 48s have grabbed the attention of festival audiences in the Upper Midwest and beyond, toured steadily, released three critically acclaimed CDs and won first place in the 2008 RockyGrass Band Competition in Lyons, Colorado. Tickets: $10/$12 at the door, kids 10 and under free. Peter Ostroushko • Jan. 8, 7:30pm One of the finest mandolin and fiddle players in acoustic music, brings his rich ethnic mix – with his Ukrainian heritage at its heart back to Crossings. Appearing along with Ostroushko will be producer, musical scholar and plucked-string instrument expert Dirk Freymuth. Tickets: $18/$20 at the door. Wednesday Night Live! • Jan. 12, 7:30pm Comedy and music. Linda Aarons, Jeff Krohn, Jeff Larson, John Russell and Laura Thorne, along with some sweet acoustic guitar accompaniment from Northfielder Ray Coudret. Some of the material is best suited for adult audiences. $10/$12 at the door. The Tex Pistols • Jan. 15, 7:30pm Country-influenced Americana blending voices and instruments to produce an amazing sound that’s all their own. Tickets: $16/$18 at the door. Robby Vee • Jan. 22, 7:30pm An evening of electricity and music hosted by international touring artist, a rockabilly original, second-generation rocker and Canadian Rockabilly Hall of Famer, Robby Vee! He will be backed up by bass, saxophone and drums, so expect a rockin’ night at Crossings! Tickets: $16/$18 at the door. Rachael Davis • Jan. 28, 7:30pm Davis brings her stunning voice, banjo and unique style to Crossings for the first time. Bassist Dominic John Davis joins her. Tickets: $15/$17 at the door.

30 Civic Center Dr. SE • 507/328-2220 • Mayociviccenter.com Harlem Globetrotters “4 Times the Fun” • Jan. 2 The Harlem Globetrotters have implemented the first-ever fourpoint shot as part of all of its games on the team’s 2011 “4 Times the Fun” North American tour. This game-changing innovation will be on display when the Globetrotters take on the Washington Generals at Mayo Civic Center. There is a four-point shooting spot on each side of midcourt, each 35 feet from the basket. The fourpoint option is expected to generate even more high-scoring action and competitive play. The Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 120 countries and territories on six continents, entertaining hundreds of millions of fans – among them popes, kings, queens and presidents – over more than eight decades. Tickets start at $18 and are on sale at www.ticketmaster.com, the Mayo Civic Center box office, or by phone at 800/745-3000.

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877/866-3936 • www.stoneyend.com/loft Zak Stelter • Jan. 8 – Folk rock. The Tarkeys • Jan. 30, 2pm – Songs of the land. ROCHESTER CIVIC THEATER 20 Civic Center Dr. SE 507/282-8481 • www.rochestercivictheatre.org One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Jan. 21-Feb. 6, Th 7:30pm, F/Sa 8pm, Su 2pm A charming rogue contrives to serve a short sentence in a mental institution rather than in a prison. He clashes with the head nurse, takes over the yard, leads others out of introversion, stages a revolt, and arranges a rollicking midnight party. But what are the consequences? This funny, powerful and sometimes frightening Tony award winner shines with indomitable human spirit and explores the cost of individuality.

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Eric Bibb and Ruthie Foster – Riverside Live!

Jan. 15, 7:30-9:30pm A new generation of blues and soul singer/songwriters. Bibb will perform solo and Foster with her band, with interaction between the two. Tickets: $12-$16. SHELDON THEATER 443 West 3rd St., Red Wing

651/388-8700 • www.sheldontheatre.org The Frog Prince • Jan. 15, 2 and 7pm Deep in the royal swamp, a lonely frog retrieves a golden ball for Princess Prim in exchange for friendship and comfort. The spoiled princess doesn’t want to live up to her part of the bargain, and puts her royal knights on alert. And so the trouble begins. Tickets: $10 adults, $6 students. The Wizard of Oz • Jan. 22, 2 and 7pm The story is as familiar as it is beloved. That nasty tornado carries Dorothy and her canine pal, Toto, from the friendly confines of her Kansas home to a fabled fantasy of mystery and magic in the land of Oz. With the help of the Munchkins and Glinda herself, our young Miss Gale and her loyal pooch join forces with the dancing scarecrow, the romantic tin man and, of course, the ever-popular cowardly lion. Off they go down the Yellow Brick Road – side-stepping winkies and a wicked witch – on their perilous journey to find the wizard and ask for his help. For they are sure his wizness will grant their wishes and send Dorothy and Toto back to their home – or will he? Come see for yourself. Tickets: $10 adults, $6 students. Church Basement Ladies 2 – Second Helping!

Jan. 28, 2 and 7pm This time around, the year is 1969 and the world is a changing. As folks protest the Vietnam War and women are demanding equal pay for equal work, in their small rural Minnesota community, the ladies of the Lutheran church basement kitchen are dealing with changes of their own. With their heart-warming humor and hilarious antics, “Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping!” takes us from serving the high school students at the Luther League Banquet to a church-sponsored missionary night and the rise and fall of a Viking’s Super Bowl Sunday. From the elderly matriarch of the kitchen to the young mom-to-be, these women find strength in each other as they deal with the joys and upheavals from below the “House of God!” Tickets: $26 adults, $16 students.

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HISTORIC

HAPPENINGS NORTHFIELD STYLE By Susan Hvistendahl

Ax-Wielding Settlers Promote Temperance in Northfield A clause inserted into every deed of land by Northfield’s founder John North was “No intoxicating drinks shall be sold or in any manner furnished as a beverage on said premises.” North, an attorney from New York, had helped found both the Minnesota Republican Party and the University of Minnesota during the years he had lived in St. Anthony and was well known as a temperance advocate. After buying one quarter of an interest in Faribault, he talked of moving there until he heard City founder, John North, banned liquor in Northfield. Photo courtesy Northfield Historical Society. another owner, Alexander Faribault, was not adverse to a drink or two. So when North decided to develop a mill site north of Faribault on the Cannon River in 1855, soon to be called Northfield, he wanted to make sure settlers were of like mind with him about liquor. However, not everyone was on board with this idea. On Feb. 14, 1858, Ann North wrote her parents in New York about a series of evening meetings at the schoolhouse for all denominations. She said there are “some who are believed to be hopefully converted, and among them is Mr. Kimball, whose liquors were so unceremoniously spilled, a few weeks ago.”

temperance basis” with no intoxicating drinks sold within its limits: “But just previous to the late election, a doggery [a cheap saloon] was planted just over the river, on the school section. It served its patrons gloriously on that day, and the citizens now have determined its destruction. We hope their resolution may be executed.” As indeed it was, a few months later. In addition, I located an undated, unsigned letter to Mr. Kimball at the Northfield Public Library in a scrapbook about Northfield (compiled by Mrs. Charles A. Bierman, the town’s unofficial historian in the early 20th century). The letter reads: Mr. Kimball, The businesses of Northfield and vicinity do hereby protest against the sale of intoxicating liquors in this place, believing that no language can express the suffering which it has always been the lot of woman to endure as a direct consequence of such sale. In commencing this business in this place you have arrayed yourself in direct hostility to our dearest interests as the object of a liquor shop is to make drunkards of our dearest friends – our neighbors – our now innocent children to create an atmosphere of vice and immorality which must inevitably taint with moral poison the rising generation. We therefore protest against the business and request an immediate abandonment of the traffic. So the threat to Northfield’s “dry” status was forcibly removed, although “moral poison” was available not far away. A writer in the Nov. 26, 1857, Rice County Herald bemoaned the fact that his town of Faribault did not have a literary association like Northfield’s Lyceum “where all classes may spend a pleasant and profitable hour, without being compelled to resort to one of the many gambling and drinking houses which are disgracing and ruining our else delightful town.” Another discovery in the scrapbook in the Northfield Library is a brief essay titled, “Total Abstainers.” The unnamed writer declared: It is highly absurd to call drunkenness a “beastly habit.” Who ever heard talk of a beast that was addicted to drunkenness? It would be altogether too bad to libel the lower animals after this fashion. They are all, without exception, members of the temperance society, and very strict ones, too; for their abstinence is not confined to ardent spirits, but extends to wine, malt liquor, and every other intoxicating agent. Epicures some of them may be, and other gluttons, but not one of the whole lot can be charged with sacrificing at the shrine of

This reference to Kimball is related to an incident which came out of John North’s temperance policies. In the summer of 1857, Benjamin Kimball had built a hotel called the “Mansion House” on the west side of town just out of the jurisdiction of North, according to Edward Neill’s 1882 History of Rice County. When Kimball later opened a bar in the hotel, within a few weeks three men (named in Neill’s account as Ann’s brother George Loomis, W.W. Willis and Warren Weed) appeared and “with an ax demolished barrels and bottles; this literally broke up the establishment, and it was never reopened. Of course this breaking of the peace created considerable excitement, but the man was paid a small sum for his loss.” In the course of research for a book I wrote for the Northfield Historical Society about Northfield’s oldest building, the Lyceum, a story was found in Faribault’s Rice County Herald from Nov. 26, 1857, which seemed to indicate this violent event was not unexpected. The writer noted that Northfield was “established on a

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The United States entered the era of prohibition in 1919, introduced by Minnesota Congressman Andrew Volstead of Kenyon. North’s daughter, Mary North Shepard, wrote from California in 1929 to Carl Weicht, editor of the Northfield News, that although her father’s views on liquor modified as he grew older, he “never favored social drinking and, next to woman suffrage, I can think of no act of our government over which he would have so rejoiced as over the Volstead Act.” It is an interesting side note that Volstead attended St. Olaf College, which still has an official policy banning the possession or use of alcohol on campus. This policy is said to reflect the college’s “commitment to healthy life styles.”

Bacchus. It follows then, that total abstinence from all intoxicating drinks is supported by animal instinct, as well as by sound reason – that of all brutes, the tippler is the most brutish – and, that of all beasts, the drunkard is the most beastly. John North attracted early settlers to Northfield who shared his dedication to education, abolition and temperance throughout his years here (1855-61). In 1870, North founded the town of Riverside, California, and in the summer of 1879, surprising rumors reached Northfield from the west coast. On Aug. 27, 1879, North wrote a letter to C.A. Wheaton, editor of the Rice County Journal, saying, “And so the accusation this time is that I have ‘taken to drinking.’ It is gratifying to know that the people of Northfield are still interested in me – so much to feel sad at any calamity that may befall me.” During his years of “severe ordeals,” he said he had used stimulants prescribed by a physician and was “thus spared to my family.” He wrote, “This is better for them and me than to have sacrificed myself to the extreme notions of some who are shocked at the idea of using stimulants even as medicine.”

Cocaine-laced Vin Mariani was popular in the 1890s.

It appears that by the late 1890s, Northfielders were coming around to North’s approval of liquor for medicinal purposes. Local newspapers prominently displayed ads for Vin Mariani, a wine described as “salvation for Overworked Men, Delicate Women, Sickly Children” which was recommended by “more than 8,000 American Physicians” for “Nervous Troubles, Throat and Lung Diseases, Dyspepsia, Consumption, General Debility, Malaria, Wasting Diseases and La Grippe.” Pope Leo even sent a gold medal to Angelo Mariani, the Corsican originator of the this tonic with its touch of palliative cocaine. Pope Leo said he had been supported in his “ascetic retirement” by a flask of wine which was “never empty.” Another popular advertised medicinal remedy was Pabst Malt Extract which “causes sweet sleep, restores faded looks, lightens weary minds and builds up the body,” giving you “vim and bounce.”

Cartoons courtesy L.K. Hanson, St. Olaf Class of 1966.

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Prohibition ended in 1933. And in this issue of the Northfield Entertainment Guide, readers can vote on their favorite place to imbibe. Our town founder might not approve but the ghost of Benjamin Kimball, whose liquors were so “unceremoniously spilled” early in 1858, may feel vindicated.

Susan Hvistendahl’s book, “The Lyceum: Northfield’s Oldest Building,” is available for purchase at the Northfield Historical Society, 408 Division St. S. The book is the second in the NHS History Series.

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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.

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Faribault • 507/334-3988 www.cheesecave.net – Wed 10am-5:30pm, Thu-Sat 10am-8pm – A light menu of fresh salads and sandwiches, a couple gourmet pizzas and cheese plates to compliment whatever you are drinking. Wines, spirits and Summit beer on tap.

303 Division St. • 786-9200 • Mon-Th 11am8pm, Fri-Sun 8am-9pm – An international café with a Thai flare, offering omelets, breads and pastries, noodles and more.

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Contented Cow Reader’s Pick for Best 2007-2009 Music Venue 2007-2009 Happy Hour 2007-2009 Beer Selection 2008 Place to be Seen

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302 Division St. S. www.contentedcow.com 3pm-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.

The HideAway – 421 Division St. • 664-0400

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2018 Jefferson Rd. • 663-6060 • Mon-Fri 6am-8pm, Sat-Sun 7am-5pm – Voted Best Coffeehouse in southern Minnesota. Fresh daily roasted coffee. Wraps, soups, sandwiches, salads, desserts, ice cream and non-espresso drinks. Free wireless internet and business catering available. J. Grundy’s Rueb ‘N’ Stein Page 26 503 Division St. Reader’s Pick for Best www.ruebnstein.com 2007-2009 645-6691 • 11am-close Burger

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116 3rd St. W. • 645-7886 • Mon-Sat • 6am9pm, Sun 10:30am-8pm – Family friendly dining in Northfield for 37 years. House specialties include broasted chicken, BBQ ribs and flame-broiled hamburgers. The Tavern of Northfield – 212 Division St.

www.tavernofnorthfield.com 663-0342 Sun-Thu 6:30am10pm, Fri-Sat 6:30am-11pm, lounge open daily 3pmmidnight. 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. Reader’s Pick for Best 2007-2009 Breakfast 2009 Value (breakfast) Appetizers Family Menu Wine Selection

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306 Division St. • 786-9500 – Sun-Mon 11am-8pm, Tue-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat 10am8pm – With more than 50 flavors, bubble tea has brought a whole new meaning to the concept of drinking tea. Get in the new trend. Delicious, colorful and fun. Take a moment and savor the flavor. Kids friendly, vegan friendly, free wifi, sleek and relaxing atmosphere. Light menu of spring rolls.

Aquatic Pets .................................................... 11 Bierman’s Home Furnishings ....................25 Budget Blinds ................................................. 12 By All Means Graphics ........................ 20, 24 Carleton Bookstore ...................................... 16 Chapati ............................................................. 17 Churchill Tire..................................inside back College City Beverage .................................. 1 The Contented Cow ..................................... 17 Dance ‘N’ Fitness ............................................. 8 Detjen Counseling ........................................29 Eclectic Goat ..................................................... 7 First United Church of Christ.......................... 24 The Grand Event Center ................................12 Graphic Mailbox .................................................8 James Gang Coffeehouse ......................... 12 Michael Jordon, Realtor®.............................. 9 Jenkins Jewelry ............................. front cover Just Food Co-op .............................................24 KYMN 1080AM, Kymnradio.net ....................4 Dianne Kyte, Realtor®.................................. 10 Left Field ............................................................. 1 Mandarin Garden............................................ 22 Maria’s Catering..................................................7 Navaeh ............................................................. 13 Northfield Arts Guild .................................... 11 Northfield Construction .............................. 31 Northfield Dance Academy ....................... 10 Northfield Downtown Develop Corporation ............................25 Northfield Liquor Store.................................. 7 Northfield Retirement Community .....................................................13 Northfield Winter Stomp ............................ 18 Pan Pan Cafe .................................................. 17 Prairie’s Edge Humane Society................... 7 Quarterback Club ............................................ 9 The Rare Pair ..................................................26 Rooms by Tagg 2 .......................................... 16 Rueb ‘N’ Stein .................................................26 Salon Synergy ................................................ 18 Schmidt Homes Remodeling ......................inside front, 15 Shattuck-St. Mary’s ....................................... 16 Sisters Ugly ...................................................... 16 The Sketchy Artist ......................................... 31 Tea Creations .................................................. 31 Tobacco Field ................................. back cover Verizon Wireless ............................................23 Welcome Services ......................................... 11 Wigley and Associates ...................................11 Witt Bros., Service Inc. ....................................10 Winter Clearance .........................inside back

Get your venue listed here! Call for details: 507/663-7937 Reader’s Pick for Best: Each year Entertainment Guide readers cast ballots for the Best of Northfield. And your in luck because this month we’ve got the ballot for 2010! Go to pages 5-6 and cast your ballot!

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THIS Supporting the MONTH: STEVE SCHMIDT Guide since 2006! By Felicia Crosby The dictionary defines neighbor with words like “proximity,” “kindliness” and “helpfulness.” A neighborhood is a critical part of any community and a neighborhood business is not just a place of commerce, but a source for human connection as well. And when the neighbor is a community helper whose business just happens to build neighborhoods, you have Steven Schmidt, of Steven Schmidt Construction and Schmidt Homes Remodeling. A long-time Northfield resident, Steve moved here with his family when he was ten years old. He graduated from Northfield High School, went to college in Faribault and started in the construction industry. Working for area builders, he got a taste of everything, from apartments to homes to businesses, gaining a range of experiences that would serve him well. Yet the first business he owned, with wife, Lori, wasn’t a building business, but a fabric store. The Sewing Basket operated on Division Street from 1979 to 1984, and served as his introduction to the Northfield business community.

Consumer demand and economic conditions have driven changes to the business over the years. During the last major economic downturn of the 1970s, he saw trends that are coming back again today: larger homes lost favor to smaller ones, new building gave way to remodeling existing homes. During the boom years of the ’80s he began developing land; he estimates that he’s built more than 200 houses in Northfield and developed more than 300 lots. As the two arms – Steven Schmidt Construction and Schmidt Homes Remodeling – continue to change and expand, Steve laughs that growing a business is a process that never ends. Enter Emily Custard. One of the newest members of the Schmidt Homes team, Emily and her young family are newcomers to Northfield. A native of Cannon Falls, she spent years in Colorado, where she got her degree in interior design. She’s now employed by Schmidt as an administration and marketing specialist though Steve laughs, “ask her in a year what her job is; it grows every day!”

“Northfield had a more diverse retail community in those days,” he says. “There were five to six women’s clothing stores, three men’s stores, three shoe stores. It was a real retail center.” The opening of the Burnsville Mall and the Mall of America changed that landscape for good, but Steve sees the rise of Northfield’s small boutique stores with their specialized selections as an effective solution to the massive inventories of the big box chains.

Emily finds inspiration daily at Schmidt. Just looking through all the pictures of the work Steve has done is satisfying, she says. “There are so many neat houses; I can think of one home in particular; it looked just like homes you find in pockets of the Twin Cities, a really great house.” Seeing this in a small town like Northfield is a proof that good design is possible everywhere. “We can do this here,” she says. “We don’t have to live in the Cities to have great design; we can provide that.”

Schmidt Construction has become more specialized as well. In business since 1981, Steve remembers a time when the builder did everything, from carpentry and drywall to insulation and shingling. “Now we bring people in who do all these different things,” he explains. “It’s efficient.”

Steve finds his greatest satisfaction in both Schmidt Remodeling and Steven Schmidt Construction is working with clients. “You develop relationships that become friendships, and those friendships continue,” he explains. Emily agrees. “It’s all about the connections,” she says.

Efficiency is an important word to Steve, especially when it comes to energy. The industry is a consumer-directed one, but he feels it’s important to direct clients to what is becoming known as “green building.” “We try to help educate the client,” he says. “We ask: where did the materials (for building) come from, how are we going to use them, and what’s going to happen with them when we’re done with them?” There are challenges that come with building green; often the costs up front are higher. But Steve knows that when inefficient materials are replaced with efficient ones, the benefits are immediate and long lasting.

“I’ve done a lot of travelling,” Steve says, “and it’s always great to come back. There’s something comforting about Northfield; it’s a welcoming place to live.”

Steve Schmidt and one of his newest employees, Emily Custard.

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An array of happenings for the month of January in and around Northfield including arts, dance, music, theater, food and other forms of ente...

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