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Contents

Galleries......................................2 Happenings – Up Close.....2-15 your source for Northfield-area happenings since 2005

Vol. 7, Issue 5

May 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 Contributors: Felicia Crosby Susan Hvistendahl Locallygrownnorthfield.org Northfield.org Northfield Music Collective Online: at northfieldguide.com! A flippin’ cool digital edition, downloadable PDF, archives and content submission form.

Theater .......................................3 Girls Nite Out Schedule/ Advertising Section ..... 16-18 May SHORTS..........................32 A Month at a Glance.....28-31 Clubs, Classes & More ........ 27 Regional Happenings..............36 May Gigs........................................36 Sports ....................................... 15 Advertisers’ Index ................33 Dining ......................................33 Just Curious: Mike Ludwig ................. 38-39 Historic Happenings ..... 34-36 Community Guide: The HideAway.....................40

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Paradise Center for the Arts ArtOnWater 217 S. Water St. • 507/786-9700 artonwater.com • Gallery hours: Wed and Thu, 2-5pm or by appointment “a favorite cup – functional ceramics” of Donovan Palmquist, Colleen Riley, Barbara Zaveruha and others. Also original “American Opal(escent) oakframed decorative glass panels” exhibit. blackbox(back)gallery: “Riverwalk Market Fair – artipreneurs, agripreneurs and economic vitality.” – Selected images by local photographers documenting the inaugural season of Northfield’s hottest new outdoor event. Find Riverwalk Market Fair on Facebook for special events and more information.

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

Carleton Gould Library M-F 8-1am, Sa 9am-midnight, Su 9-1am Everybody! Visual Resistance in Feminist Health Movements, 1969-2009 – through May 8. The Women’s Health Movement of the 1960s and ’70s provided basic medical services to women and championed reforms to the paternalistic health care system. Advocating self-education, the movement gave rise to vivid graphic materials, reference and polemical publications, and artistic projects celebrating embodied self-knowledge. This exhibition gathers seminal teaching aids, witty illustrations, and new art works that demonstrate the shift from pathologizing to empowerment in the discourse of women’s health. Métis/sage, from the French word métissage, suggests a wise (sage) coexistence of elements otherwise foreign to each other. In an attempt to depict the Métis in the 21st Century, artist David Garneau combines European and North American art, comics and traditional Métis beading into a contemporary painting style.

Eclectic Goat 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!”

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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 Senior Show #1 – Through May 1. Senior Show #2 – May 2-26. Senior shows are the capstone program for all art majors. These young artists are required to conceive, create and prepare for showing a body of work in which their ideas and manners of production come together in a cohesive whole. Show #2 Opening Reception: May 8, 2-4pm.

Northfield Arts Guild 304 Division St. • 507/645-8877 www.northfieldartsguild.org M-F 10-5, Sa 11-3 “Again, again” – May 2-26. Carleton and St. Olaf fifth-year art apprentices and interns annual exhibit. Molly Baeyer-stad, Emma Bentley, Kristina Eldrenkamp, Joey Fleming, Erica Naylor, Dylan Nelson and Trygve Wastvedt are the emerging artists who will participate this year. Bronze sculptures, ink on paper, photos, prints and other art fill the gallery in this fresh and innovative exhibition. Opening Reception: May 6, 7-9pm.

Allina Clinic Arts Guild Exhibit 1400 Jefferson Rd., M-Th 7am-8pm, F 7am-7pm, Sa 9am-3pm Mark Daehlin at Allina Clinic: Three Years in Northfield – through May 25. For 12 years Mark has painted with oils in the “plein air” style, working onsite and usually outdoors. This process is challenging but deeply rewarding for Mark; the atmosphere he can capture is beyond what any photo can record. In this show, Mark’s paintings depict some familiar scenes of Northfield.

Northfield Senior Center Gallery

321 Central Ave., Faribault 507/332-7372 • Tu-F 10-5, Sa 12-5 paradisecenterforthearts.org Northern Clay Center: Six McKnight Artists – through June 4. New work by 2009 recipients of McKnight Fellowships for Ceramic Artists awarded by Northern Clay Center: Ursula Hargens (Minneapolis) and Maren Kloppmann (Minneapolis). The work of four McKnight Resident Artists: 2008 residency recipients Ilena Finocchi (California), Elizabeth Smith (Arkansas), Yoko Sekino-Bové (Pennsylvania), and 2009 residency recipient Cary Esser (Missouri). “Inner Image” – through June 4. Pearl E. Tait, a mixed-media abstract expressionist, makes artwork rich in texture and color. She applies layers of transparent and opaque paints to the surface, adding materials such as sand, cloth and ashes to achieve texture. Each painting has a history that creates an active surface without boundaries that reveals interesting detail.

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.

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

1651 Jefferson Pkwy. • 507/664-3700 M-F 7am-8pm, Sat 7am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm northfieldseniorcenter.org “Gates, Gardens, Laundry…” – May 3-June 6. Artwork of Riki Kölbl Nelson. Opening Reception: May 11, 4-6pm.

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Theater

Lyric Theatre: Into the Woods

Arabian Nights

May 1, 6pm Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf These vibrant Eastern folktales feature Scheherazade saving her life through the gift of storytelling – spinning her dazzling array of tales and adventures in strange and magical worlds populated by giant beasts, talking birds, devilish ghouls and crafty thieves. Tickets: $8. Wit

May 5-7, 7:30-9:30pm; May 8, 2-4pm, Arena Theater, Carleton Wit begins with Vivian talking to the audience: she is currently a patient in a major research hospital undergoing treatment for advanced ovarian cancer, and she knows the prognosis is not good. “The Faerie Queene this is not,” she advises, alluding to Edmund Spenser’s long poem, a tribute to the glory of Queen Elizabeth and her virtues. Prior to her hospitalization, she was Professor Bearing, teacher and scholar, specializing in the Holy Sonnets of John Donne. Vivian takes the audience to various scenes in the past and present that illuminate her achievements in the world of scholarship, and show what happens to her as she is treated with aggressive chemotherapy for eight months. What the audience sees is what Vivian herself perceives, and so reality is skewed according to her experience. Presented by the Carleton Players under the direction of David Wiles. For reservations, call 507/222-4471

May 12-14, 8pm Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf A musical by Stephen Sondheim that premiered on Broadway in 1987 and won several Tony Awards, including Best Score and Best Book. Directed by James McKeel and Janis Hardy. A Midsummer Night’s Dream

May 20-21, 7:30pm ARTech What better place to set Shakespeare’s classic comedy about love than the ’60s? Far out! And performed in a promenade staging: the audience is, literally, in the middle of the action. Tickets: $5 adults, $3 students. 507/663-8806 ext. 212 for details.

Lie, Cheat and Genuflect

May 6-7, 8pm Northfield High School Auditorium This play by Bilie Van Zandt and Jane Milmore has the Buckle brothers in big trouble: Tom’s infallible eye for slow horses has drained away all of Billy’s savings and he has borrowed from loan shark, Pizza Face Petrillo, who now wants his money back or else! There’s plenty of money in grandfather Buckle’s will, but these two black sheep are pretty sure they’ll never see any of that. What else to do but dress Billy up as a nun and have him pose as their cousin who is to inherit the entire fortune? Throw in a cast of colorful characters and there’s plenty to laugh at in this fast-pace farce. Tickets” $6 adults, $4 students.

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I Do! I Do! Books & Lyrics by Tom Jones Music by Harvey Schmidt Directed by Julianna Skluzacek

June 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 Sunday - June 5 - 2:00 PM

May 6-7, 7:30pm Christiansen 233, St. Olaf The classics students will perform Plautus’ ancient Roman musical comedy. No knowledge of Latin required. The humor is suitable for children as well as adults. Free and open to the public.

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CALLS FOR ARTISTS Fiber and Textile Artists • For WWW. exhibit The Northfield Arts Guild invites submissions for the WWW. exhibit, a gallery exhibition of textile art exploring how communications technology has influenced contemporary life. Submission deadline is May 2. The exhibit opens June 29. Open to artists living and working in the Upper Midwest. Riverfront Arts Festival • Sept. 10-11 The Riverfront Festival Turns 50 this year! Join in celebrating this Defeat of Jesse James Days event! More information on both calls at www.northfieldartsguild.org.

Auditions for NDA’s award-winning Competition Teams June 16th, 5-8pm! (ages 6-18) Competition & Precompetition Team Info Meeting: June 15, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Featuring Eric Parrish Christina Schweitz Paradise Center for the Arts 321 Central Ave., Faribault Box office hrs: noon-5 PM, Tues.-Sat. One hour before performances Call 507-332-7372 beginning May 17 Sponsored by Reliance Bank, Costas Candies & Restaurant Charter Communications Try Pre Theatre Dinner at the Depot Restaurant Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International

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HAPPE N I NG S

Theater: Arabian Nights • 6pm

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Northern Roots Session • 7:30pm

SUNDAY, MAY 1 Concert: Naknefeler Orchestra • 1-1:30pm

Christiansen 140, St. Olaf A student-run string orchestra. Chris Herriges • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Critically acclaimed singer, guitarist and songwriter based in the Twin Cities. The St. Olaf Band/Minnesota Symphonic Winds • 3:30pm

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf This ensemble of 90+ musicians provides an opporChris Herriges tunity for those who might not otherwise have one to perform some of the finest symphonic concert band literature to audiences in the Twin Cities and globally. Originally under the direction of Miles H. “Mity” Johnson, the Minnesota Symphonic Winds has been under the leadership of principal conductor Timothy Mahr since 1999. Raise the Roof Benefit Dinner • 5:30pm

American Legion, Faribault Support the Rice County Habitat for Humanity at this special event that kicks off with a social hour at 5:30, dinner at 6:15 with silent and live auctions during the evening. $25/person. Call 507/1442993 or email hfhricecounty@gmail.org for tickets.

Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf See theater page. The Contented Cow An informal weekly gathering of musicians to play acoustic music with roots in the north, particularly the Nordic countries. Participants and listeners of all ages and levels of experience are welcome. MONDAY, MAY 2 Yom haShoah (Holocaust Memorial) Service • 5 pm

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton Service led by Rabbi Shosh Dworsky, with guest speaker Walter Schwartz. Multe • 7:30-10pm

The Contented Cow Great traditional Nordic music for your listening pleasure. Northfield High School Band Concert • 7:30pm

Northfield Middle School Auditorium TUESDAY, MAY 3 St. Olaf/Carleton Rivalry Documentary Premier • 6-7pm

Northfield Historical Society Student-produced video documentary exploring the rivalry between the two colleges. Concert: Brass Night • 7pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30pm

The Contented Cow Every Tuesday night show up with your unplugged instrument of choice and jam – or just show up and listen! THURSDAY, MAY 5 Lecture: Photography On The Edge • 4:30-6 pm

Boliou Hall Auditorium Sebastian Meyer visits Carleton to speak about his work. After graduating from Carleton, Sebastian worked in France and London, moving gradually into professional photography. He now operates principally in northern Iraq, where he has set up the country’s first photographic agency. A winner of numerous photography awards, Sebastian has published in top-flight venues (Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, and more). A micro-exhibit of his work will be on display on 3rd LDC. More at http://www.sebmeyer.com First Thursday of the Month Fun Fest • 5-8pm

400 Block of W Mill Street, Downtown Cannon Falls Members of the Cannon Falls Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and local vendors display their products for viewing and purchase. Walk around Mill Street while eating pizza or enjoying an ice cream cone. Stop by the winery for a sample of award-winning wine. There’s face painting, balloons, race tracks and much more for the kids. The History of Radio • 7pm

Rice County Historical Society Museum, Faribault Presented by Wayne Eddy. Refreshments will be served following the program. Admission: $2 non-members, free for members. Reservations encouraged. Contact the Rice County Historical Society at 507/332-2121 for more information.

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HAPPENINGS Thursday, May 5, continued Ian G. Barbour Lecture: Malika Zeghal • 7-8:30pm

Great Hall, Carleton Zeghal’s talk is titled, “The Power of a New Political Imagination: The 2011 Uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East.” She is Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and on the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University. Trained as a political scientist, Zeghal’s career has been spent studying religion through the lens of Islam and power. She is particularly interested in Islamist movements and in the institutionalization of Islam in the Muslim world.

Brain Food or Toxic Threat: Do Contaminants in Fish Contribute to ADHD? • 3:30pm Susan Schantz, professor of environmental toxicology at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, describes how her research on PCB exposure in rats shows similarities to patterns observed in children with ADHD, and reveals the potential of research to contribute to our understanding of this childhood disorder. Honors Day Convocation • 10:10am

Boe Memorial Chapel, St. Olaf Students who have received academic honors and awards are celebrated. Convocation: Arn Chorn Pond • 10:5011:50am

Theater: Wit • 7:30-9:30pm

Arena Theater, Carleton See theater page. Karaoke • 8pm

620 Grill Matt Arthur & Friends • 8-10:30pm

Matt Arthur

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.

Mark Mraz • 8:30-11pm

The Tavern Lounge Forget about life for awhile with the piano man. FRIDAY, MAY 6

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton Arn Chorn Pond was both a victim and survivor of the Cambodian genocide who grew to become an internationally recognized human rights leader. Subject of the Emmynominated documentary “The Flute Player” and a founder of Children of War, an international youth leadership organization, Pond opens eyes and hearts as he helps to heal. The title of this presentation is “Child of War, Man of Peace.” Rod Kinny • 5-7pm

The Contented Cow Rod’s music combines influences of jazz, folk and rock with elements of Toto/Steely Dan to the best of British pop. His voice is suited equally well for folk and pop with a pinch of Todd Rundgren and a dash of Al Stewart. Transformation/Transcultural/Transgender Performances of Identity with 2Fik and Denis M. Provencher • 6-8 pm

Science Symposium

Tomson Hall 280, St. Olaf Focusing on the science of clean water and water-related issues in science and technology, governmental policies and community engagement and our moral and ethical responsibilities to people locally and across the globe. Spirit and Water: A New Global Water Ethos • 2pm Gary Chamberlain, professor emeritus of Christian Ethics at Seattle University, will develop the proposition that the very indwelling of Spirit, which we find in the Genesis account of creation, calls for an entirely new ethos in our human-water relationships.

Boliou Hall Auditorium, Carleton 2Fik is a Moroccan-French performance artist based in Montreal. He is an interdisciplinary artist who works to capture the tension of various identities. Provencher is an associate professor of French Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and author of “Queer French: Globalization, Language and Sexual Civilization.” Exhibit Opening Reception: Again, again • 7-9pm

Northfield Arts Guild See galleries page. Northfield Youth Choirs with Guests Plattville (WI) Children’s Choir • 7pm

Cathedral of Our Merciful Savior, Faribault

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Theater: Pseudolus • 7:30pm

Spring Girls Day Away • 10am-5pm

Christiansen 233, St. Olaf See theater page.

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Spend the day sipping wine, sampling food and shopping for unique gifts that include locally made pottery, jewelry, soap and more!

Theater: Wit • 7:30-9:30pm

Arena Theater, Carleton See theater page. Shoot Lucy

Sarah Swan McDonald • 1-3pm Theater: Lie, Cheat and Genuflect • 8pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls

Northfield High School Auditorium See theater page. Shoot Lucy • 8-11pm

Bald Spot, Carleton (rain location: Sayles Hill Great Space) A Carleton tradition that grows stronger and bigger each year. This year’s festival will feature a spectacular range of international cuisine, music, performances, activities and information tables.

The Contented Cow A Twin Cities-based rock band.

Big Hats, Big Hearts: Second Annual Auction for the Arts and Derby Party • 4-7pm

Tumeni Brothers Duo • 8-11:30pm

The Tavern Lounge Rich Preiner and Mike Pattison aren’t really brothers, but they offer great tunes for any occasion. Concert: Jazz I • 8:15pm

International Festival • 2-4pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault An afternoon of fashion, friends, food and fun. Enjoy the running of the Kentucky Derby as you sip on mint juleps, sample southern style hors d’oeuvres, take part in silent and live auctions and join in the fun of the parade of hats. Tickets: $15/members, $20/non-members. Occasional Jazz • 5-7pm

Lion’s Pause, St. Olaf Conducted by David Hagedorn.

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

Goodsell Observatory Open House 9-11pm

Carleton Dress warmly, as the domes are not heated. Open houses are canceled if it is cloudy. Peter Diggins with Organic Bananas • 9pm onward

620 Grill

Theater: Pseudolus • 7:30pm

Christiansen 233, St. Olaf See theater page. Theater: Wit • 7:30-9:30pm

SATURDAY, MAY 7

Arena Theater, Carleton See theater page.

Bagels and Birds • 8:30-9:30am

Theater: Lie, Cheat and Genuflect • 8pm

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault Join a naturalist inside to observe birds return to the backyard habitat feeding area. Help with ID, fun facts, binoculars, guidebooks and conversation will make this a great way to start the day! Enjoy coffee and bagels while watching the antics of wildlife. YMCA Healthy Kids Day • 9am-12pm

Northfield High School The largest health event in the Northfield area and the largest Y Healthy Kids Day event in the state. A free, fun-filled morning of games, health give-aways and fun! There will be a fire truck, an ambulance, police and sheriff cars, a National Guard inflatable obstacle course and more.

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Northfield High School Auditorium See theater page. Area 51 • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow Voted Northfield’s No. 1 Band of 2009 by readers of the Northfield Entertainment Guide! 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.”

Mike’s Bicycle Shop Trek • Gary Fisher • Surly

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Ragamala Bharatanatyam Master Class 6:30-8pm

HAPPENINGS Saturday, May 7, continued Jon Manners • 8-11:30pm

Cowling Gym, Carleton Demonstration on classical Indian dance and religion by the Ragamala Dance Company. Free and open to the public. RSVP to Shana Sippy, ssippy@carleton.edu.

The Tavern Lounge Guitarist since 1957 and voted Northfield’s best male musician of 2009! Elvis • 9pm

Castle Rock and Roll, Castle Rock

Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30pm

SUNDAY, MAY 8

Andrew Walesch • 1-4pm

The Contented Cow Every Tuesday night show up with your unplugged instrument of choice and jam – or just show up and listen!

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Blues/jazz.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

Concert: Naknefeler Orchestra and Valhalla Band • 1:30pm

Art Exhibit Opening Reception: Riki Kölbl Nelson • 4-6pm

Jon Manners

Christiansen 138 (Band Room), St. Olaf Exhibit Opening Reception: Senior Show #2 • 2-4pm

Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf See gallery page. Theater: Wit • 2-4pm

Arena Theater, Carleton See theater page. Faculty Recital: Baroque Trio • 3-4:30pm

Concert Hall, Carleton Mark Krusemeyer (recorders), Janean Hall (harpsichord) and Karen Madsen (violoncello). The program features chamber music composed between 1600 and 1850, and includes works by composers such as Blavet, Loeillet de Gant, Mancini, Merula and Telemann. Concert: Gospel Choir • 3:30pm

Boe Memorial Chapel, St. Olaf Conducted by Darrin Thomas. Concert: Jazz II and III • 4:30pm

Lion’s Pause, St. Olaf Conducted by David Hagedorn. Concert: St. Olaf Philharmonia • 7:30pm

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf Conducted by Martin Hodel. Northern Roots Session • 7:30pm

The Contented Cow An informal weekly gathering of musicians to play acoustic music with roots in the north, particularly the Nordic countries. Participants and listeners of all ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Northfield Senior Center Gallery See gallery page. Concerts: Woodwind Night I and II 7 and 8:15pm

Skifter Hall Studio A, St. Olaf Traditional Irish Music • 7:30pm

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THURSDAY, MAY 12 Reading/Booksigning: Gregory Blake Smith • 4-5:30pm

Gould Library Athenaeum, Carleton Gregory Blake Smith, Carleton College Lloyd P. Johnson-Norwest Professor of English and the Liberal Arts, will read from his book “The Law of Miracles,” winner of the Juniper Prize in Fiction. Copies will be available for purchase at the event at a discount. Exhibit Opening: We’ve Got Your Goat – The Notorious Carleton/St. Olaf Rivalry • 6:30-7:30pm

Northfield Historical Society This college rivalry has flourished since their foundings and grew in the 1920s through each school’s adoption of sports teams. Cooperation that began during the Vietnam era has come full circle today with among other things, a shared library catalog and awareness campaigns. The competition across the Cannon hasn’t died down, though, with sports rivalries and humorous stereotypes still thriving. Always full of pranks, the rivalry between Carleton and St. Olaf is nothing less than notorious. Refreshments will be served. Lyric Theatre: Into the Woods • 8pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf See theater page.

MONDAY, MAY 9 Multe • 7:30-10pm

The Contented Cow Great traditional Nordic music for your listening pleasure. TUESDAY, MAY 10 Thabiti Willis VIZ Presentation: Mother Chiefs and Husband Researcher – Gender, Power and Masquerade in Nigeria • Noon-1pm

Gould Library Athenaeum, Carleton Cherif Keita Reading and Booksigning • 4:30-5:30pm

Gould Library Athenaeum, Carleton Carleton Professor of French Cherif Keita debuts his new book “Outcast to Ambassador: The Musical Odyssey of Salif Keita.” A booksigning will follow. Copies will be available at the event.

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Marv Gohman • 8:30-11pm

The Tavern Lounge Out of suburban Minneapolis/St. Paul comes a foot-stompin’, heart-pumpin’ minstrel, laying waste to any instrument that comes within 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 artists including Johnny Lang, Glen Frey, Maria Muldaur, Colin Rae, Sammy Kershaw, Delbert McClinton, Tanya Tucker, Los Lobos, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Proclaimers, Al Green and Taj Mahal; jammed with Lowen and Navarro, and sung with Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger. The Uptown 5 • 11pm-1am

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FRIDAY, MAY 13

Symphony Band Concert • 8-9:30pm

Convocation: Annie Leonard • 10:50-11:50am

Concert Hall, Carleton The Carleton Symphony Band completes the 2010-11 academic year with music by Reineke, Prokofiev, Respighi. Directed by Ronald Rodman.

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton A proponent of sustainability and critic of excessive consumerism, Leonard is most known for her animated film, “The Story of Stuff,” about the life-cycle of material goods. This 20-minute webfilm takes viewers on a provocative tour of the hidden costs of our consumerdriven culture. It has generated more than 10 million views in more than 200 countries, making it one of the most successful environmental-themed viral films of all time. It has won numerous awards, and in 2008 Leonard was named one of Time Magazine’s Heroes of the Environment. As she explores how our obsession with stuff is trashing the planet, our communities and our health, Leonard offers a vision for change. The title of her presentation is “The Story of Stuff: The Impact of Overconsumption on the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health – And How We Can Make It Better.” Annual Empty Bowls • Noon-1pm

Bald Spot, Carleton (Rain location tbd) Enjoy homemade soup and bread, take the handmade bowl with you and rest assured your enjoyment and donation for that enjoyment will help those who are hungry in our community. All proceeds benefit Northfield Food Shelf. Other items will be for sale to benefit Potters for Peace, a project to provide filters to make water safe in areas with contaminated water throughout the world. Dance: First Year Project/Open State • 4pm

Dittmann Studio 1, St. Olaf An eclectic dance concert.

Toaster Fork! • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow Original music from alt-country to straight up rock and roll, blues and punk. Lyric Theatre: Into the Woods • 8pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf See theater page. Bonnie & the Clydes • 8-11:30pm

The Tavern Lounge Take a step back and resurrect songs of love, peace and flower power from the late ’60s and early ’70s. The Bonnie is Bonnie Jean Flom. The Clydes are Bill McGrath and Scott McMillan. Key West Rejects • 9pm

620 Grill Being kicked out of the Keys in August 2004 didn’t get these musicians down. They just packed up their guitars and headed north for a change. Playing favorites from Jonny Cash, Tom Petty, Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Lit, Buck Cherry and many more surprises, they have all the bases covered. The Rejects also play a wide repertoire of originals from all of the revolving musician’s catalogs. Groove Factory • 11pm

Ray Coudret • 5-7pm

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SATURDAY, MAY 14

Northfield High School Auditorium When Rumpelstiltskin tricks Shrek into wishing himself out of existence, drama and hilarity ensue. Movie rated PG. Doors open at 6:30pm. $2/person suggested donation.

Annual Arboretum Bird Count • 6-9am

Monroe Crossing • 7:30pm

Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour, Faribault Concert to benefit the Community Cathedral Café. Tickets: $10 at the door.

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Carleton Arboretum You don’t need to be an expert birder to participates; just look, listen and learn! Meet at the Arboretum office for an introduction to the count procedures. You will be part of a team to record all birds seen and heard at specific locations throughout the Lower Arboretum. Refreshments follow at the Arboretum office as lists are compared and sightings recounted. Some binoculars will be available. Contact Nancy Braker (nbraker@carleton.edu or 507/222-4543) for more information.

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HAPPENINGS Saturday, May 14, continued Family Tennis Block Party • 10:30am-12pm

Northfield High School Tennis Courts Play games and learn about summer tennis opportunities. Refreshments provided. Free and open to all. Wake-Robin • 12-1pm

Bittersweet Local duo on strings plays Celtic and Civil War period tunes. Eurovision Song Contest Finals • 2pm

Contented Cow Debbie and Dean • 2-5pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Jazz. Northfield Arts Guild 2011 Spring Dance Concert • 3pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Dances from all classes including ballet, modern, tap, jazz and Mexican folkloric. Tickets: $10 adults, $6 students, children five and under are free. Jivin’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing • 7-11pm

Signature Bar and Grill, Faribault Great swing, singing, fiddling and dancing!

Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra: Cathedral Festival Concert • 7pm

Bethel Lutheran Church The final concert in the CVRO’s 31st season will be a collaboration with the Hymnus Choir of New Prague and feature Czech composers including Dvorak, Smetana and Weinberger. A second performance will be held May 15. $10 adults, $5 students and children. Dylan Mckinstry, Chad Johnson, Alison Scott • 7:30-9:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault This is an all-acoustic show…three musicians each with his/her own set. Dylan plays finger style guitar; Chad plays guitar and is a singer/songwriter; Alison plays piano and is a singer/songwriter. Tickets: $12/members, $15/non-members, $8/children 12 and under. The 952 • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow Art Vandalay • 8-11:30pm

The Tavern Lounge Americana/roots music. Lyric Theatre: Into the Woods • 8pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf See theater page. Sober Peter • 11pm-1am

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SUNDAY, MAY 15

Northern Roots Session • 7:30pm

Amy’s Savy Seconds Visit • 1-5pm

The Contented Cow An informal weekly gathering of musicians to play acoustic music with roots in the north, particularly the Nordic countries. Participants and listeners of all ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Amy’s Savy Seconds is a quality used clothing store in downtown Cannon Falls, featuring unique items at affordable prices. Purchase a glass of award-winning wine and browse through this unique boutique for scarves, clothing, jewelry, purses and more.

Lecture: Unquenchable – America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It • 5-6pm

J.A.S. • 2-5pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra: Cathedral Festival Concert • 3pm

St. Wenceslaus Cathedral, New Prague The is the second performance of the final concert in the CVRO’s 31st season. See May 14 for earlier show and description. Jazz Concert • 3-4:30pm

Concert Hall, Carleton The program will include selections from the Big Band era as well as compositions CVRO of modern jazz composers. The Carleton Jazz Combos will also perform. Directed by David Singley. St. Olaf Orchestra and Senior Soloists • 3:30pm

Boe Memorial Chapel, St. Olaf Concerto competition winners perform with the St. Olaf Orchestra.

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MONDAY, MAY 16

Boliou Hall Auditorium, Carleton Giving the talk will be Robert J. Glennon, Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of Arizona College of Law. Multe • 7:30-10pm

The Contented Cow Great traditional Nordic music for your listening pleasure. TUESDAY, MAY 17 Open Discussion: The Middle East • 7pm

Rueb ‘N’ Stein Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel present this monthly gathering where all points of view regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict are welcome.

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HAPPENINGS Tuesday, May 17, continued Dance Presentation: Sthree • 7-8pm

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton Inspired by Silappatikaram (The Anklet), the national epic of the Tamil people of southeastern India, internationally acclaimed Ragamala Dance Company presents “Sthree,” a stunning convergence of dance, music and text that brings to the present the beauty of the Sangam Period of Indian history. Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30pm

The Contented Cow Every Tuesday night show up with your unplugged instrument of choice and jam – or just show up and listen! Full Moon Night Hike • 8:30-10pm

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault Take advantage of the warmer spring evenings with light from the full moon to explore night life at River Bend. Take an adventurous mile-plus hike through forest and prairie to explore trails; enjoy signs of new growth, sounds of active animals, and clean scents of nature. Dress to be outside and ready to hike for the full time of the program. Not suitable for strollers.

Traditional Irish Music • 7:30pm

Contented Cow THURSDAY, MAY 19 Mayfly Music Festival

The Contented Cow New Moon Trio • 5-7pm 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. Spruce Top Review • 8-10:30pm Eclectic repertoire of urban folk that may be familiar and obscure. Interpretations of folks like John Prine, Steve Earle, Bob Dylan and the Beatles, traditional and contemporary Irish music and more. Study Hall • 11pm-12:30am This includes Peter Lynn and Terry VanDeWalker and these guys really rock the house – digging deep into obscure covers and original tunes.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18

Northfield Wine Club Presents Summer Slippers • 7-9pm

Ragamala Dance Performance • 7pm

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton Inspired by Silappatikaram (The Anklet), the national epic of the Tamil people of southeastern India, internationally acclaimed Ragamala Dance Company presents “Sthree,” a stunning convergence of dance, music and text that brings to the present the beauty of the Sangam Period of Indian history.

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The Grand Event Center Free and open to the public. Alison Rae • 8:30-11pm Alison Rae

The Tavern Lounge St. Paul-based musician “whose voice and songs come at you with all the power and hype of a falling snowflake…her talent has instantly hushed a room” – Jim Walsh, MinnPost.

FRIDAY, MAY 20 Minnesota in May BBQ Event • 4pm

Rice County Fairgrounds, Faribault Get your fingers sticky with this two-day competitive barbecue event! Tonight features the Killer Hayseeds, a beer tent, an Iron Chef contest, local vendors and, of course, the best barbecue for miles. For information: www.mn.bbq.com. This is a rain-or-shine event. Mayfly Music Festival

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The Contented Cow Carey Langer • 5-7pm 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. Peter Diggins and Friends • 8-10:30pm Some say Diggins is Northfield’s finest guitar player. And his friends – well, they are musician friends of perhaps Northfield’s finest guitar player. Sounds good to me. Walker Brothers Band • 11pm-1am A five-piece group rocking out of the Twin Cities, playing danceable covers and originals. A mixture of talents, ideas and moments of ecstasy all working to get YOU onto the dance floor. Theater: A Midsummer Night’s Dream • 7:30pm

ARTech See theater page. Dance Performance • 7:30-9pm

Arena Theater, Carleton The Semaphore Repertory Dance Company presents their spring program.

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Sasha Mercedes • 8-11:30pm

High School Choir Concert • 7:30pm

The Tavern Lounge A chick-singer, guitarist and songwriter from the shores of Lake Superior with songs filled with honesty and substance and sung with passion. She has traveled from coast to coast and abroad, performing and drawing inspiration for material, and has shared the stage with Dar Williams, Tracy Bonham, Guy Davis, Pete Seeger and others.

Northfield Middle School Auditorium

Concert: Carleton Choir and Carleton Singers • 8-9:30pm

Theater: A Midsummer Night’s Dream • 7:30pm

ARTech See theater page. MoeDell • 8-11:30pm

The Tavern Lounge Acoustic singer/songwriter with beautiful melodies and haunting lyrics that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster. T.H.E. House Band • 9pm

Concert Hall, Carleton The Carleton Singers carry on legacies of the Pro Musica Ensemble and Carleton Chamber Singers, performing sacred and secular works from the Renaissance era and the 20th and 21st centuries. Carleton Choir selections include choral genres and styles from the Classical era to the present, inspired by and dedicated to graduating seniors. Directed by Lawrence Burnett. Chris Silver Band • 9pm

620 Grill With traditional roots music at the core, Chris Silver adds non-traditional layers that provide a rich texture, including slide guitar and intricate global rhythms. An eclectic approach to bluegrass blues, folk and jam band music. Think Ry Cooder in the early ’70s. Formerly of the acclaimed bluegrass band, Stoney Lonesome, he’s toured coastto-coast, played major festivals and had numerous appearances on National Public Radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion.”

Castle Rock and Roll, Castle Rock John Prine meets Johnny B. Good. Locals Tom Teorey, Jim Hautman and Mark Ekeren know how to rile up the crowd. SUNDAY, MAY 22 The Repair Co. • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Their blend and masterful command of roots, blues, soul, funk, R&B and southern rock make for a sound that is both immediately different and identifiable. Concert: Northfield Troubadors Men’s Chorus • 2pm

SATURDAY, MAY 21

St. John’s Lutheran Church This is the annual spring concert. A variety of other music groups will join the Troubadors to provide music for all ages. Directed by Gary Meidt and accompanied by Rhonda Reece. A free will offering will follow the program with a reception and refreshments.

Walk for the Animals • 8:30am-12:30pm

Dance Performance: 2-3:30pm

Prairie’s Edge Humane Society, Faribault Walk your paws for a cause! For more, call 507/334-7117 or go to www.prairiesedgehumanesociety.org/walk.

Arena Theater, Carleton The Semaphore Repertory Dance Company presents their spring program.

Minnesota in May BBQ Event • 9am

Northern Roots Session • 7:30pm

Rice County Fairgrounds, Faribault Get your fingers sticky with this two-day competitive barbecue event! Today features Jivin’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing, kids’ activities including a kid BBQ contest, local vendors and, of course, the best barbecue for miles. This is a rain-or-shine event. For information: www.mn.bbq.com.

The Contented Cow An informal weekly gathering of musicians to play acoustic music with roots in the north, particularly the Nordic countries. Participants and listeners of all ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Softball Marathon • 9am-7pm

Carleton Jazz • 5pm

Babcock Park To benefit the Northfield Crisis Pregnancy Center. 507/319-6527 for more information, or email remnantofthekindred@yahoo.com.

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Arboretum Volunteer Work Event • 9am-Noon

MONDAY, MAY 23

Multe • 7:30-10pm

The Contented Cow Great traditional Nordic music for your listening pleasure.

Upper Arboretum, Carleton Join the Arboretum crew to help restore the prairies and forests of the Carleton Cowling Arboretum.

TUESDAY, MAY 24

Andrew Walesch • 2-5pm

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Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Jazz/blues.

Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30pm

Mayfly Music Festival

The Contented Cow Dime Store Watch • 5-6:30pm Jerry Johnson, Inga Johnson and Joel Cooper. Marty Anderson & the Goods • 8-10:30pm The Goods music is a blend of Americana and country alternative sound with lots of Bob Dylan. They do some glam-era adaptations that really rock, as well as new music like Wilco and Ryan Adams.

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Bob Dylan Birthday Fest • 6-11pm

The Contented Cow Every Tuesday night show up with your unplugged instrument of choice and jam – or just show up and listen! High School Concerto Concert • 7:30pm

Northfield Middle School Auditorium

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 25

RCAs • 9pm

Curator Presentation on Art and Literature • 4-5pm

Gould Library Athenaeum, Carleton Independent scholar and curator, Betty Bright explores the artist’s book and its larger terrain, where art and literature engage with concept, format and material.

620 Grill The Rice County All-Stars are Aaron Hagenson, Peter Lynn, Terry VanDeWalker and Aaron Anderson – that would be a dose of Last Known Whereabouts, a dash of Deputies, a smidgen of Big Wu and Mr. Sticky to taste – the All-Stars.

Traditional Irish Music • 7:30pm

SATURDAY, MAY 28

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Tap the Barrel • 11am-5pm

THURSDAY, MAY 26 Matt Arthur & 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. Guest Artist Concert: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra 8-9:30pm

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton SPCO new artistic partner Thomas Zehetmair shares the stage with oboist Heinz Holliger for Elliott Carter’s “Oboe Concerto.” Harpist Ursula Holliger joins them for Frank Martin’s “Three Dances.” Zehetmair also leads two works by Haydn – “Symphony No. 99” and the “Emperor String Quartet,” which includes a melody that appears in the German national anthem. Alison Rae • 8:30-11pm

The Tavern Lounge St. Paul-based musician “whose voice and songs come at you with all the power and hype of a falling snowflake…her talent has instantly hushed a room” – Jim Walsh, MinnPost.

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls This is the first of a two-day event. The Trail Wineries will be tasting wine straight from the barrel, and if you visit every winery, you may enter a drawing for a bottle of wine from Bill Koncar each, and $20 worth of merchandise from the winery where you started your journey. Bill Koncar • 2-5pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Popular accordionist who plays a variety of music including polkas, waltzes, fox trots, swing, Latin rhythms and classic rock and pop tunes. St. Olaf Commencement Weekend Concert • 3pm

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf With the St. Olaf Band, conducted by Timothy Mahr, the St. Olaf Choir, conducted by Anton Armstrong and the St. Olaf Orchestra, conducted by Steven Amundson. Dan Kase • 8-11:30pm

The Tavern Lounge Think music from “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and mix in a little more ragtime and a hint of bluegrass. SUNDAY, MAY 29 Tap the Barrel • 11am-5pm

FRIDAY, MAY 27 Honors Day Convocation: Stephen Kelly • 3-4pm

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton The Honors Convocation is held each year to recognize faculty and students for their accomplishments and service to the community. This year’s address will be delivered by Stephen Kelly, the Dye Family Professor of Music, who has taught at Carleton since 1974. A Fulbright Scholar, he has published editions of the music of Niccolo da Perugia and co-authored a video tape on the Medieval Monastery. Kelly served on the board of directors of the College Music Society from 1991 until 1995; was associate dean of the college in 1997, and dean for budget/planning from 1998 to 2004. A performer as well as a musicologist, Kelly plays saxophone and clarinet in the local band, “Occasional Jazz.” Ray Coudret • 5-7pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls See May 28 description. Bill Koncar • 1-5pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Popular accordionist who plays a variety of music including polkas, waltzes, fox trots, swing, Latin rhythms and classic rock and pop tunes. St. Olaf Commencement • 2pm

St. Olaf Northern Roots Session • 7:30pm

The Contented Cow An informal weekly gathering of musicians to play acoustic music with roots in the north, particularly the Nordic countries. Participants and listeners of all ages and levels of experience are welcome.

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MONDAY, MAY 30

Jacob • 8-11:30pm

High School Band Concert • 9am

The Tavern Lounge Concert: Carleton Orchestra • 8-9:30pm

Concert Hall, Carleton The spring concert features selections from Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” and senior soloists: Britta Swedenborg, Nielsen’s “Flute Concerto”; Emily Cogsdill, Lustoslawki’s “Dance Preludes”; Danny Hoppe, Lalo’s “Cello Concerto”; and Anna Wada, Ravel’s “Tzigane.” Directed by Hector Valdivia.

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Multe • 7:30-10pm

The Contented Cow Great traditional Nordic music for your listening pleasure. TUESDAY, MAY 31 Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30pm

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S P O R T S Here are the home games…

Thursday, May 12

Sunday, May 1

Friday, May 13

SOFTBALL – St. Olaf vs. Carleton, 12pm BASEBALL – Dundas Dukes vs. Randolph Railcats, 2pm Monday, May 2

SOFTBALL – Raiders Girls vs. Shakopee, 4:30pm SOFTBALL – Raiders Girls vs. Farmington, Owatonna, Rochester Century, 4pm BASEBALL – Raiders Boys vs. Waseca, 4:30pm

SOFTBALL – Carleton Womens vs. Bethel University, 4pm BASEBALL – Raiders Boys vs. Academy of Holy Angels, 4:30pm Dundas Dukes vs. Pine Island Pioneers, 7:30pm

Sunday, May 15

Tuesday, May 3

GOLF – Raiders Girls vs. Academy of Holy Angels, Chanhassen, Chaska, Farmington, New Prague, Red Wing, Shakopee, 3pm

SOFTBALL – St. Olaf vs. Martin Luther College, 4pm Raiders Girls vs. Chanhassen, 4:30pm Wednesday, May 4

BASEBALL – St. Olaf vs. UW-La Crosse, 2:30pm Thursday, May 5

GOLF – Raiders Girls Varsity Invitational, 2pm, Willingers Golf Course TENNIS – Raiders Boys vs. Farmington, 4:15pm BASEBALL – Raiders Boys vs. Farmington, 4:30pm Saturday, May 7

BASEBALL – Northfield Knights vs. Lake City Serpents, 2pm Monday, May 16

Tuesday, May 17

BASEBALL – Raiders Boys vs. New Prague, 4:30pm Wednesday, May 18

GOLF – Raiders Girls vs. Richfield, 3pm BASEBALL – Dundas Dukes vs. Albert’s Gators, 7:30pm Thursday, May 19

TRACK & FIELD – Raiders Invitational at St. Olaf, 3:45pm SOFTBALL – Raiders Girls vs. Chaska, 4:30pm Friday, May 20

BASEBALL – Carleton vs. St. Olaf, 1pm

BASEBALL – Dundas Dukes vs. Anoka Bucs, 7:30pm

Sunday, May 8

BASEBALL – Northfield Knights vs. Hampton Cardinals, 2pm Dundas Dukes vs. Hastings Hawks, 6:05pm

Wednesday, May 25

BASEBALL – Dundas Dukes vs. Austin Greyhounds, 7:30pm Friday, May 27

Monday, May 9

SOFTBALL – Raiders Girls vs. Farmington, 4:30pm

BASEBALL – Dundas Dukes vs. Highland Park, 7:30pm Sunday, May 29

Tuesday, May 10

SOFTBALL – Raiders Girls vs. Academy of Holy Angels, 4:30pm

BASEBALL – Dundas Dukes vs. Cannon Falls Bears, 6:05pm Monday, May 30

Wednesday, May 11

BASEBALL – Dundas Dukes vs. Minneapolis Angels, 7:30pm

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Summer Classes! Evenings • July 11-August 26 • Ages 3 and up, ALL LEVELS Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Boys class, Hip Hop, Breakdancing, Lyrical, Preschool Creative Movement, Combination classes and Family Zumba in the park!

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Anna’s Closet, Eclectic Goat, Fine Threads, Monarch, Rare Pair, Rooms by Tagg2 and Sisters Ugly. Last year’s Girls Nite Out was a smashing success! Join the ladies and continue the tradition of great times, great company and great shopping, all evening long.

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GRAND PRIZE DRAWING at the Grand (must be over 18 and present to win).

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9 p.m.-12 a.m. Come to the Grand Event Center for appetizers, desserts, cash bar, entertainment by the GNO dancers and dancing to Sweet ’Stache.

Continue downtown to participating restaurants and bars for more Girls Nite Out specials!!! Follow us on Facebook! Call 507/645-2376 for more info.

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Pathways of Faith Park – To Beautify, Youth Volunteer Connect and Inspire Events Kick Off! Phase One of the park development continues this spring with the creation of paths and placement of benches. pringtime brings about energy, renewal and inspiration. At Northfield Retirement Community, these are all on proud display as the campus undergoes beautification projects like the Pathways of Faith Park.

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The Pathways of Faith Park is a community nature area that reflects NRC’s mission and captures the spirit of a Christian’s faith walk. Bordered by Cedar Avenue on the west and a small city park to the south, the three-acre site on the NRC campus is an ideal setting for the park – equally benefiting the citizens of Northfield and the residents and visitors of Northfield Retirement Community.

The Pathways of Faith Park captures the essence of a faith journey through several features: • Journey of Faith paths marked by Bible verses; • A stream symbolizing the River of Life flowing through the park; • Gardens named after spiritual gifts; and • The high point of the park and a Christian’s Faith Journey – the Heavenly City with a cross-shaped reflection pool, Trinity Rock and four ornamental trees representing the Gospels.

April volunteer gathering was the first of its kind at NRC, with an upcoming event planned for June 25. n mid-April, during National Volunteer Week, a spring renewal took place on the Northfield Retirement Community campus. The first Youth Volunteer Event was held, helping to transform the campus from the gray of winter into the brilliant shades of spring.

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The Pathways of Faith Park is a true reflection of the ministry of Northfield Retirement Community. From the first day of dedication back in 1969 until today, NRC has been committed to caring for the body, mind and spirit.

– Kyle Nordine, President and CEO

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The park is conducive to relaxation, meditation and inspiration. Within the park, visitors can seek a contemplative experience and find renewal and spiritual growth. A gathering area will offer space for small community events or church worship. Winding paths and benches invite youth, adults and older adults to slow down, connect and spend cherished time together. Gardens offer volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups from churches, youth groups and schools. Land for the park has already been cleared. Spades will be in the ground by the first week of June. Phase One of park development will near completion in the fall with earthwork accomplished, trees planted and concrete laid. This season’s work includes the creation of paths, electric work, placement of benches and work on water runs. Individual and organizational support for the park has come from The Northfield Area Foundation (providing two $2,000 grants in the past two years

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A preliminary rendering of the Pathways of Faith Park.

toward park development) and the Rotary Club of Northfield (providing community outreach monies in the amount of $400 toward the purchase of a park bench). Additionally, NRC has recently received word of a $1,500 grant from the Union Pacific Communitybased Grant Program for further park development (see article on page 3). With the launch of the NRC capital campaign in September, individual and

corporate giving options to support the park abound. Signage opportunities exist for the purchase of benches, upkeep of gardens and more. For further information, contact Ingrid Anderson Sampo, Vice President of Fund Development, Northfield Retirement Community Foundation, isampo@northfieldretirement.org, (507) 664-3471. •

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astor Kristine Braaten-Lee joins the staff of NRC after serving the Lutheran Campus Ministry at the University of

Minnesota Morris and as Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alberta, Minnesota. Already having a connection to our campus, Kristine is the daughter of Pastor Arndt and Hazel Braaten. NRC is very excited to have Kristine as our new Chaplain!

I am really looking forward to beginning this new call at NRC in Northfield. Northfield is the closest thing to home that the Braaten clan can lay claim to since leaving Norway so long ago. Northfield also is where my dad’s parents settled when they retired from mission work in continued on page 3

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orthfield Retirement Community recently received two generous grants to help support campus beautification and community connection projects. Union Pacific awarded NRC a $1,500 grant for the development of a Pathways of Faith Park, the unique NRC project intended for use by NRC residents and Northfield citizens as a place where they may enjoy the beauty of nature. Here they may meditate, find spiritual renewal, come together for community events or church worship, and discover outreach opportunities such as gardening – a practice many view as spiritually renewing in itself. In a similar vein, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative provided NRC with a $400 grant to be used to offset expenses associated with the recent Youth Volunteer Event. The event brought together older adults residing on the NRC campus and youth volunteers from schools, churches and area youth groups. The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) works with community partners to foster collaboration and to support community-driven efforts that benefit Northfield youth and families. By offering its support, HCI strives to build the capacity of the community to

Spring 2011: Volume 3, Number 2 President and CEO: Kyle Nordine, LNHA

A $400 Northfield Healthy Community Initiative Grant helped to fund NRC’s Youth Volunteer Event. Pictured are Becky Haar, Sibley Elementary teacher, Orbert Grinde, event participant who resides on the NRC campus, and student participants at the event.

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more effectively serve its young people. HCI is a coalition, run by a board of community leaders, youth, parents and school personnel.

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Kyle Nordine, NRC President and CEO, said, “We are extremely grateful to both Union Pacific and the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative for their generosity and support of our efforts to extend our mission, enhance our campus and reach out to the Northfield community. Both the Pathways of Faith Park project and the Youth Volunteer Events help bring members of our community together with members of the greater Northfield region, and both efforts benefit greatly from the kindness of these two organizations.” •

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Madagascar, and Northfield is the place I associate with getting to know my grandparents when our family was on furlough from mission work in Madagascar. Though I have been serving in ministry mostly with young adults these past six years, I consider it a privilege and an honor to serve as pastor among

residents closer to my age and the age of my parents. Any other age groups that are represented among the worshipers in the NRC Chapel and that make up the community of NRC will only enhance what already seems like an ideal pastoral call! Blessed Easter! –Pastor Kristine Braaten-Lee

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Our first NRC Youth Volunteer Event was a success! Over 50 kids, 25 adult volunteers, staff volunteers and many of the NRC residents were there to socialize, play board games and paint plant markers.

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This woman’s story, together with Karen’s memories of observing youth group visits with NRC residents, have inspired Karen’s vision for these Youth Volunteer Events. Youth from scout troops, 4-H groups, schools and churches, and older

adults living on the NRC campus, can become acquainted and together join forces to beautify the NRC campus with plants and flowers. Others can opt to remain indoors to play games of their choice, including popular Wii games that are not only fun, but help to develop and maintain physical and brain health in youth and older adults.

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youth and older adults. As friendships are established, both groups will gain an appreciation of one another’s similarities and differences, develop a respect for one another, and value each other’s

Not all kids have a grandparent nearby. I thought it was great to see the youth and aging adults intertwine!

As a result, not only is the campus beautified, but youth also become familiar with the how-to’s of planting flowers in a garden setting and the steps one needs to take to ensure that plants thrive. Over and above gardening skills, a real connection can develop between the

The volunteer events are the brainchild of Karen Adams, NRC Landscape Gardener. Motivating Karen’s event planning was a story told to her by a young woman who recalled a time when she visited her grandmother, then a resident at NRC. On those visits, she met other residents and as a result found the encounters to be very positive, meaningful experiences. Because her impression from those interactions with older adults was so powerful, she chose to re-establish contact with current NRC residents. In fact, she not only decided to visit again, but also chose to seek employment at NRC where she could reach out to residents on a daily basis.

– Christine Hamblin, volunteer uniqueness. In the process, self-esteem is fostered in youth who feel good about reaching out and helping residents. As youth take time to share with senior citizens and listen to them, they communicate to NRC residents that their lives have value. In turn, residents relay to the youth that they appreciate their visits. The April Youth Volunteer Event was made possible in part by a $400 grant from the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (see article on page 3). The next Youth Volunteer Event is scheduled for June 25. Youth and youth groups from elementary age through college are encouraged to participate. For more information, parents, youth, and youth group leaders may contact Milosha Malecha, NRC Coordinator of Activities and Volunteer Opportunities, mmalecha@northfieldretirement.org, or at (507) 664-3472. •

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orthfield Retirement Community is pleased to continue its legacy of providing innovative care and housing options to seniors by implementing eNeighbortm, a new home healthcare option. Soon to be available to seniors in the Northfield community, this new technology allows many older people to stay in their homes yet find comfort in the fact that their health conditions and needs are being monitored by family, friends or healthcare professionals. The technology is currently being tested by Northfield Retirement Community residents in both the assisted living areas and independent living apartments. Developed under the direction of the National Institute on Aging, the eNeighbortm wireless monitoring system

is a reliable automatic personal emergency response system. The system provides unequaled access to help seniors, while maintaining privacy and dignity. The eNeighbortm system from Healthsense automatically detects when you have fallen or need assistance and will call for help … without the need to push a call button.

How the system works The eNeighbortm system uses small sensors placed around the home. These sensors detect routine activities and movement throughout the home during the day and night. The system learns your normal activity levels and will call for assistance if it detects any significant changes. Privacy is intact as there are no cameras, and the sensors are very small and unnoticeable.

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Tina Sears, Vice President of Community Health Services and Ethel Roster.

NRC hopes to make this new technology available to residents of the broader Northfield community by October 1, 2011. Take the next step and learn more about eNeighbortm by contacting Tina Sears, Vice President of Community Health Services at (507) 664-3488. •

Thank You to All Our Donors!

NRC Golf Tournament Monday, June 6 at Northfield Golf Club 11:00 a.m. – Registration and Lunch 12:15 p.m. – Welcome, Announcements, and Rules 12:30 p.m. – Shotgun Start 5:30 p.m. – Dinner and Awards Ceremony

NRC Youth Volunteer Event June 25

Satisfaction Surveys 2011 Family/Resident and Employee satisfaction surveys will be distributed in late June

Kyle Nordine, Dorothy and Dean Ostlie, and Ingrid Anderson Sampo.

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Expressing Our Gratitude Partner: $10,000 and above ELCA Grant Leonard and Sophia Harper and Family

Benefactor: $1,000–$9,999 Anonymous Arthur and Marian Bagaason Michael and Marlys Behr Bethel Lutheran Church Christiania Lutheran Church, Lakeville Katherine Filbrandt Carol and Gerald Gengenbach Robert and Betty Hansen James Carl and Jeanette Hooper Carol V. Johnson Richard Lewis William and Lullo Lindstrom Jerry and Liz Maas MN Community Foundation Northfield Area Foundation Dean and Dorothy Ostlie Lois Rand

Sponsor: $250–$999 Anonymous Ingrid Anderson Sampo Catherine Bickel John and Betsy Bierman Pastor Don and Mary Blake Oletta Bowe Arndt and Hazel Braaten James Dimick James and Marlys Dyvig John and Frances Evenson Gail and Barry Fick Diane and Daryl Goulson Robert and Dona Hadland Valborg Hallan Frieda Hodgkinson Paul and Lillian Jacobson Charles Lunder Jane Martin Stephen and Abbie Meierbachtol John and Beverly Moses Margery Nelson Kyle and Candace Nordine Northfield Rotary Gerhard Nygaard Ila Oleson Piper Jaffray & Co Brett and Michele Reese Hilbert N. and Bernadine Reese Deane Richardson Jean Savina

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Foundation Gifts Received from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010

Lois Slinger Sylvia Solberg Solor Women of the ELCA St. John’s Lutheran Church Christine Stime Orville Swenson Jennie Swiggum Lois Vevle Arlene and Edward Williams Ronald and Gail Wolfe

$100–$249 AIG Anne Bodman Bernard and Linda Borene Norman and Joyce Boyum Sarah and J. Ben Buck Lois Burgoyne Mary Carson Larry and Nordis Christenson Ruth Dilley Lorna and Joseph Docken, Jr. Andrew and Betty Een Jennifer Facciani Elaine Feroe Ruth C. Goetschel Dolores Hille Joseph and Jeanette Iverson Angela and Dennis Jairett Arden and Catherine Johnson Jerry Kipp and Rosie Sharkey Alice Kline David and Donna Knudtson Carol Korda and Bruce Dalgaard William H. Kuhns Elizabeth and Richard C. Lace Julie and David Larson Lillian Moen Kathleen Moriarty Monte and Cindy Nelson Ray and Janet Nelson Northfield Ministerial Alliance Terry Origer Kay Smith and Arnold Ostebee Maebel Otteson Silas C. and Katherine Peterson, Jr. George and Judith Pinc Jean Polkow Jacquelyn Reuter Anne Romstad and Family Phillip and Marie Ryden Jack and Pamela Schwandt Marlys and Glen Shirley Margaret Spear Joan Stoesz Solveig Steendal

Norris and Joyce Stephenson William Talen Sherry Truman Vistura Hospital Staff Dr. Bradley and Veronica Wille Xcel Energy-4Charity Foundation, Inc.

$1–$99 Helen Aase Muriel Alberg Bruce and Jane Albers Helen Albers Lillian Allbee Maxine Amundson Lyla Arneson Jean and David Audus Bette Bass Mavis and Arthur Bell Noreen Benson Stanley Berntson Zona Bickel Linda Blaisdell Marilyn Boschee Robert and Deloris Boudreau Arliss Boyum Mary Boyum Joyce Briggs James and Gloria Burmeister Darlene Callister Jean Canfield Margaret Carrington Jerry and Terry Cassem Stephen Albers and Cathy Larson John and June Chester Marjorie Childs Judith Christensen Ruth Christensen Roger and Virginia Cooper William and Elizabeth Cupp Richard and Joanne Dahlin Dan and Cahrene Dimick Kathryn Dobratz Iva M. Dodson Gary and Jane Dreier Helen and Milo Edel Ellen Ellickson Randall and Charlene Erickson-Knox Ruth Estrem Ivan and Pauline Fagre Darlene Finch Phyllis and Jon Finger Marilyn Finneseth Evelyn Folstrom Adele and Howard Fosser Frandsen Bank and Trust

Elizabeth and Dr. Jon Fredlund Sharon Geldaker Robert and Jane Gelle GiveMN Dr. Richard and Lois Goehtz Betty Gorman Krista Gorman Beverly Gorr Marvin and Judy Grundhoefer Sharon and James Gullickson Lester and Della Gunderson Harris and Ruby Hagen Jean Hale Wayne and Candace Hallcock Maxine Halverson I. Ruth Hansen Allan and Lorraine Hanson Lorraine Hanson Patricia Hanzlik George and Gretchen Hardgrove Vicki Lynn Harper Joyce Harter E. Jean Harwood Marilyn Haugen Joanne Hebert Michael and Elizabeth Holt Belden Hope Betty Horejsi Mary Hovey Bonnie Hurlbert George and Solveig Hyland Carlson Charles and Marilyn Jacobson Rosemary Janda Marian Jandro Curtis and Ruth Johnson Jack Johnson Kent G. Johnson Lowell and Barbara Johnson Mildred Johnson Selma A. Johnson Violet Jones Beth Kendall Mary Kern Gloria Kiester Sarah and David Kise Robert and Patricia Knutsen Phyllis Knutson Sylvia Knutson Daniel and Karen Koester Joyce and Nick Koropchak Jane Koskovich Paul Krause Ruth and Perry Kruse Reuben and Arlet Kvidt Randall and Nadine Langworthy Raymond and Darlene Larson

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Richard and Sheryl Lewis Grace Lundberg John and Jeanne Lygre Norma Lyons Lois MacKay Marshall and Anne Marie MacKay Patrick and Karen Mader Kenneth and Joyce Madole Milosha and Corey Malecha Roger and Phyllis Maring Mary Marquis Lloyd and Charleen Martens Martha/Claudia Circle of St. John’s Lutheran Church Myron McColl George McCorkell Barbara and Matthew McDonald Mary Ann Melquist Harriet Menard Kari Nelson and Steven Meyer Paul and Anne Meyer-Ruppel James Moberg Nola Moen Marsha Montigne Solveig and Christian Morkeberg Norval Morse Kathy Mroz Lorraine Mullenmeister Allan and Imogene Nelson Arnold and Jeanette Nelson Doris Nelson Henrietta Nelson Karen and Jim Nesius Doreen Ness Karen Nord Nordic Arts Club Dorothy Norris Margaret O’Connell Pat and Jim Oevering Harland and Opdahl Opdahl Shirley Otness Jerold and Karen Otte Susan and Barry Otterness Jim and Suzanne Pasch Gary and Kristi Pasek Gloria Paul Bonnie and Don Pavek Judy Pease Caroline N. Pelant Genevieve Percival Vera Perkins Ruth A. Petersen Belinda and Keith Peterson Bruce and Carol Peterson Coral A. Peterson Paul and Deaun Peterson Larry and Avis Petterson Robert and Thora Phelps JoAnn Polley Thomas and Gloria Porter Sigrid Quello Mark and Julie Richardson Jane and Dennis Rinehart Ronald and Mary Rodman

Linda Rossi Elton and Connie Ryberg Maryls Schindeldecker John Schultz Mary and Arland Schwake Eulalie Smestad Linda Smith Elisabeth Sovik St. Dominic’s Choir Robert A. Steele Joan Stoesz Bernice Strand Stratis Health Noel and Lois Stratmoen Phyllis Swanson Steve and Judy Swanson Allan and Nancy Swenson Curtis L. Swenson Beverly Swiggum Mike Swiggum Gerald and Mary Taylor Carol and Edward Terry Sherrie Thibodeau Gloria Thomas Mary Loven and Thomas Holt Howard and Julie Thorsheim Shirley Tollefson Laura Tverberg Richard and Marlene Vanasek Margaret Vanderkolk Solveig Velde Ferdinand and June Volkert Ann Waite Dean and Laura Wangsness Florence Wangsness Jeanette Wasilowski DeWayne and Theo Wee JoAnne and Don Weed Phyllis Wegner Karen Wermager Eileen and Ronald Wermerskirchen Tom Wetmore Mary White Martha Whitehead Robert Will Gerald and Florraine Williams Hazelle Williams Paul and Kathryn Wise Arnold and Celena Witt Gary Opperman and Kay Wolfe Mark and Lavonne Young Edmund and Rose Youngquist

Gifts were Given in Memory of: Rolf Aeseng Rev. Earl Amundson Jessica Askelson LaDonna Balke Virginia Banks Alice Barrett Lois Bendickson Carroll and Phyllis Bestul Richard Bickel Harlan Blockhus

Harold and Betty Schulte Pat Sharkey Hellen Sholl Elmer Sjulstad Alfred Sletten William Slinger Flora Smith Ansgar Sovik Lloyd Swartwoudt Josephine Swenson Olga Swenson Rick Swenson Marion Swiggum Gary Switzer Harold and Edna Temple John Thomas Gladys Torkelson Curtis Wallace Otto Wangsness Jack Wasilowski Arnhild Wermager Dorothy Westling Peg Whytlaw Bill Williams Hazelle Williams Edgar Wolfe Cathy Zuhlke

Carol Boich Iola Borene Grace Boudreau Marcella Carrel Bob Christensen Fritz Christensen Rose Day Steven Dilley Nancy Dimick Marcella Dix Dale Dodson E. Ruth Ericsson Ruby Exel Jennings Feroe Paul Forsyth Virginia Gangsei Frank B Goetschel Ruth Goetschel Phyllis Gorman Carmen Grove Marlys Gunderson Henrietta Hallcock Milt Hanson Joe Hanzlik Leonard and Sophia Harper Robert Harter Marguerite Hauberg Sanford Haugen Lorraine Ann Heil Margo Howe David and Thelma Johnson Kathryne N. Johnson John Kern Sharon Kipp Jerome Koskovich Nina Lampman Tena Larson Elayne Lewis Doug Lofdahl Lorraine Lunder Donna Malecha Donna Mae McColl Mildred McWilliams Rudy Melquist Audrey Moberg Earl Moen Margaret Morse Inez Mostrom Stan Ness Harold Oleson Ostlie Parents Pauline Otte Herb and Florence Page William Pelant Roland and Mildred Peterson Marcus and Maria Pone Victor Quello Dr. Sidney Rand Arthur and Amanda Reese Myrtle Reiswig Phyllis Richardson Betty Rossi Julia Savina Elsie Schindeldecker

Gifts were Given in Honor of: The Ostlie Grandchildren The Bell Children Leo and Lois Bjorlie Eleanor Blockhus Lois Burgoyne LeRoy and Marvel Dreier Margaret Fjelstad Harriet Flatla Diane Goulson Obert Grinde Pastor Dan and Cheryl Horn Phyllis Knutson Larry and Annabelle Korda Linda Kuhns Ruth Landon MacKay Lewis Grace Lundberg Lois MacKay Marie Nordine Maebel Otteson Annette Peterson Bill Polley Lois Rand Deane Richardson Roger Sjulstad Sylvia Solberg Bernice Strand Adeline Summers Orville Swenson Robert and Marie Thompson Florence Wangsness Alice Wolfe Carol Zappel

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Fifth Annual NRC Golf Classic Set for June 6 njoy the beautiful weather and meet your friends and colleagues for golf on Monday, June 6 at the Fifth Annual NRC Golf Classic at Northfield Golf Club.

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The fun begins with lunch and registration at 11:00 a.m. followed by a welcome and golf instructions at 12:15 p.m. The tourney is a scramble format with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. An exciting day on the golf course will be capped with a dinner and awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. For golfers, there are four hole-in-one opportunities with a chance to win a new car. The day will also feature a number of drawings, hole prizes and the chance to compete in the skins game. The entry fee includes: • A round of golf with cart • Lunch and sit-down dinner • Gift items • Chances to win prizes • Cash payout for winning teams

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Hole sponsorships are still available and prize donations are also needed. To ensure your spot in the tournament, register by May 27. For more information, contact Tom Nielsen at (507) 664-3474, or visit our website at: www.northfieldretirement.org. Non-golfers are also welcome to join us for dinner and the awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. By taking part in our Golf Classic, you will have the opportunity to support our important mission of developing living environments and outreach services as

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Clubs, Classes and More… Cannon River Woodcarving Club – 507/339-0336 Third Monday of the month, 7pm, Ivan Whillock Studio, Faribault Carleton College – Birding for Beginners Field Trip – Saturday, May 21, 6:30-8:30am, Lower Arboretum. Learn basics of how to identify birds by call and appearance. The Cheese Cave – 507/334-3988, cheesecave.net, Faribault – Unsettled Ale Society – Second Thursday of the month, May 12, 7:30pm – a club of local home brewers and beer enthusiasts who sample beer from The Cheese Cave and home brews, talk beer and share beer stories. Come to learn or to simply enjoy! For info, contact Laura, 507/334-3988 or Kevin, 507/291-1121. Foodies Club – Monday, May 9, 6pm – meets monthly. Join Jill Mackey and talk food styles, recipes, ingredients, methods of cooking and more! This month: clam chowder, Boston baked beans and other New England favorites. Cooking with Jill Mackey, May 28, 10am – Start out your weekend with a bang! A different class, monthly on a Saturday morning, 1011ish. This month: “Pesto.” Learn to make pesto from your choice of herb. 507/334-3988 to register. $25/person. Seating limited. 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. 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. Bittersweet Eatery & Gathering Place/Mr. JST Technology Consulting LLC – mrjst.com/coffee_with_a_geek.html Coffee

Northfield Public Library – 507/645-6606

First Steps Early Literacy Center, Mon, Fri and Sat, 10-11am Patty Cake Infant Lapsit, Tue, 10am Toddler Rhyme Time, Wed, 10am Preschool Story & Craft Time, Thu, 10am Northfield Public Schools Community Services – 507/664-3649 Northfield Senior Center – www.northfieldseniorcenter.org 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. 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. Time Travel – History Tours of River Bend – Join a naturalist for a journey back in time to discover the history of the land. Travel is by golf cart. Tours last 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to five people. Call to schedule. Donations welcome. Introduction to Composting and Gardening – Saturday, May 14, 2-3:30pm – Composting can provide wonderful benefits to any garden and is good for the environment. In this introduction you’ll get started, discuss gardening basics and learn to develop a garden at home. End by putting your new skills to the test while planting wildflowers around River Bend! Exploring for Signs of Spring –Saturday, May 21, 10:30am12pm – Learn about spring wildlife on a family friendly adventure. Explore ponds to look for frogs, turtles, and birds, then venture into the forest to look for mammals and bugs. Some time exploring will be off the trail, so dress to play outside.

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Mother’s Day • Graduation with a Geek – Saturdays, 9-11am – Easily accessible technolMemorial Day Weekend • Father’s Day ogy consulting sessions. Fifteen-minute session: $10. For more information or to schedule a session, visit web link above or call 507/581-3346. MOMS Club – northfieldmomsclub@gmail.com – First pies • cookies • buns • dinner rolls Wednesday of each month, 10am, St. Peter’s Church. If you are Since 1949 • 410 Division Street • Northfield, MN • 507-645-8392 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. 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, Check us out online at www.northfieldguide.com Mpeaceful AY 2011 27 atmosphere of exploration. Everyone welcome.


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Yom haShoah (Holocaust Memorial) Service • 5 pm

Christiansen 140, St. Olaf

Skinner Chapel, Carleton

St. Olaf/Carleton Rivalry Documentary Premier 6-7pm

Chris Herriges • 1-4pm

Multe • 7:30-10pm

Northfield Historical Society

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls

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Thabiti Willis VIZ Presentation: Mother Chiefs and Husband Researcher – Gender, Power and Masquerade in Nigeria • Noon-1pm, Gould

Art Exhibit Opening Reception: Riki Kölbl Nelson 4-6pm, Northfield Senior

The St. Olaf Band/Minnesota Symphonic Winds 3:30pm, Skoglund, St. Olaf Raise the Roof Benefit Dinner • 5:30pm

American Legion, Faribault Theater: Arabian Nights 6pm, Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf Northern Roots Session 7:30pm, The Contented Cow

Concert: Naknefeler Orchestra and Valhalla Band • 1:30pm

Library, Carleton

Christiansen 138, St. Olaf

Cherif Keita Reading and Booksigning • 4:30-5:30pm

Exhibit Opening Reception: Senior Show #2 • 2-4pm

Gould Library, Carleton

Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf

Center Gallery Concerts: Woodwind Night I and II • 7 and 8:15pm

Skifter Hall Studio A, St. Olaf Traditional Irish Music 7:30pm, The Contented Cow

Ragamala Bharatanatyam Master Class • 6:30-8pm

Theater: Wit • 2-4pm

Arena Theater, Carleton

Cowling Gym, Carleton

Faculty Recital: Baroque Trio • 3-4:30pm

Acoustic Jam Session 7:30pm, The Contented Cow

Concert Hall, Carleton Concert: Gospel Choir 3:30pm, Boe Memorial

Chapel, St. Olaf Concert: Jazz II and III 4:30pm, Lion’s Pause, St. Olaf Concert: St. Olaf Philharmonia • 7:30pm

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Jingo • 7pm

Cribbage • 7pm

Euchre • 7pm

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Lecture: Photography On The Edge 4:30-6 pm, Boliou Hall Auditorium First Thursday of the Month Fun Fest 5-8pm, Downtown Cannon Falls The History of Radio • 7pm

Rice County Historical Society Museum, Faribault Ian G. Barbour Lecture: Malika Zeghal 7-8:30pm, Great Hall, Carleton Theater: Wit • 7:30-9:30pm

Arena Theater, Carleton Karaoke • 8pm, 620 Grill Matt Arthur & Friends • 8-10:30pm

The Contented Cow Mark Mraz • 8:30-11pm, The Tavern

Honors Day Convocation 10:10am, Boe Chapel, St. Olaf Convocation: Arn Chorn Pond • 10:5011:50am, Skinner Chapel, Carleton Spirit and Water: A New Global Water Ethos • 2pm, Tomson 280, St. Olaf Brain Food or Toxic Threat: Do Contaminants in Fish Contribute to ADHD? • 3:30pm, Tomson 280, St. Olaf Rod Kinny • 5-7pm, Contented Cow Transformation/Transcultural/ Transgender Performances of Identity • 6-8 pm, Carleton Northfield Youth Choirs with Plattville Children’s Choir • 7pm, Cathedral of

Our Merciful Savior, Faribault Exhibit Opening Reception: Again, again • 7-9pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater: Pseudolus • 7:30pm, St. Olaf

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

Theater: Wit • 7:30-9:30pm, Carleton Theater: Lie, Cheat and Genuflect 8pm, Northfield High School Shoot Lucy • 8-11pm, Contented Cow Tumeni Brothers Duo • 8-11:30pm

The Tavern Lounge

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River Bend Nature Center, Faribault YMCA Healthy Kids Day • 9am-12pm

Northfield High School Spring Girls Day Away • 10am-5pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Sarah Swan McDonald • 1-3pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls International Festival • 2-4pm

Bald Spot, Carleton Big Hats, Big Hearts: Second Annual Auction for the Arts and Derby Party 4-7pm, Paradise Center, Faribault Occasional Jazz • 5-7pm, The Cow Theater: Pseudolus • 7:30pm

Christiansen 233, St. Olaf Theater: Wit • 7:30-9:30pm

Arena Theater, Carleton Theater: Lie, Cheat and Genuflect 8pm, Northfield High School Area 51 • 8-11pm, The Contented Cow Jon Manners • 8-11:30pm, The Tavern Elvis • 9pm

Castle Rock and Roll, Castle Rock

Concert: Jazz I • 8:15pm, St. Olaf Goodsell Observatory Open House 9-11pm, Carleton Peter Diggins with Organic Bananas 9pm onward, 620 Grill

EVERY SATURDAY DJ Music

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Convocation: Annie Leonard • 10:5011:50am, Skinner Chapel, Carleton Annual Empty Bowls • Noon-1pm

Family Tennis Block Party • 10:30am12pm, Northfield High School

Gould Library Athenaeum, Carleton Exhibit Opening: We’ve Got Your Goat – The Notorious Carleton/St. Olaf Rivalry • 6:30-7:30pm

Northfield Historical Society Lyric Theatre: Into the Woods • 8pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Karaoke • 8pm, 620 Grill Marv Gohman • 8:30-11pm

The Tavern Lounge The Uptown 5 • 11pm-1am

The Contented Cow

Bald Spot, Carleton Dance: First Year Project/Open State 4pm, Dittmann Studio 1, St. Olaf Ray Coudret • 5-7pm, Contented Cow Shrek Forever After • 7pm

Northfield High School Auditorium Monroe Crossing • 7:30pm, Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour, Faribault Symphony Band Concert • 8-9:30pm

Concert Hall, Carleton Toaster Fork! • 8-11pm, The Cow Lyric Theatre: Into the Woods • 8pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Bonnie & the Clydes • 8-11:30pm

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Wake-Robin • 12-1pm, Bittersweet Debbie and Dean • 2-5pm, Cannon

River Winery, Cannon Falls Northfield Arts Guild 2011 Spring Dance Concert • 3pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra: Cathedral Festival Concert • 7pm

Bethel Lutheran Church Dylan Mckinstry, Chad Johnson, Alison Scott • 7:30-9:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault The 952 • 8-11pm, The Contented Cow Art Vandalay • 8-11:30pm, The Tavern Lyric Theatre: Into the Woods • 8pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf

Sober Peter • 11pm-1am Key West Rejects • 9pm, 620 Grill The Contented Cow Check us out online www.northfi eldguide.com Groove Factoryat• 11pm, The Cow

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Lecture: Unquenchable – America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It 5-6pm, Boliou Hall, Carleton Multe • 7:30-10pm

Open Discussion: The Middle East • 7pm

Ragamala Dance • 7pm

Winery, Cannon Falls J.A.S. • 2-5pm, Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra: Cathedral Festival Concert • 3pm

The Contented Cow

Rueb ‘N’ Stein Dance Presentation: Sthree 7-8pm, Skinner Memorial

Chapel, Carleton

St. Wenceslaus Cathedral, New Prague

Acoustic Jam Session 7:30pm, The Contented Cow Full Moon Night Hike 8:30-10pm, River Bend

Jazz Concert • 3-4:30pm

Nature Center, Faribault

Concert Hall, Carleton St. Olaf Orchestra and Senior Soloists • 3:30pm

Skinner Chapel, Carleton Traditional Irish Music 7:30pm, The Contented Cow

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

Boe Chapel, St. Olaf Northern Roots Session 7:30pm, The Contented Cow EVERY SUNDAY

EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

Politics and a Pint • 6pm

Jingo • 7pm

Cribbage • 7pm

Euchre • 7pm

The Contented Cow

Castle Rock and Roll

Castle Rock and Roll

Castle Rock and Roll

Quiz Night • 8pm

Euchre Tournament • 8pm

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Spanglish • 7:30-9pm

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Carleton Jazz • 5pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls

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Curator Presentation on Art and Literature • 4-5pm

Concert: Northfield Troubadors Men’s Chorus • 2pm

The Contented Cow

Bob Dylan Birthday Fest 6-11pm, The Contented Cow Acoustic Jam Session 7:30pm, The Contented Cow

Multe • 7:30-10pm

High School Concerto Concert • 7:30pm

St. John’s Lutheran Church Dance Performance 2-3:30pm

Gould Library, Carleton Traditional Irish Music 7:30pm, The Contented Cow

Middle School Auditorium

Arena Theater, Carleton Northern Roots Session 7:30pm, The Contented Cow

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Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls

High School Band Concert 9am Multe • 7:30-10pm

Acoustic Jam Session 7:30pm, The Contented Cow

Bill Koncar • 1-5pm

The Contented Cow

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls St. Olaf Commencement 2pm, St. Olaf Northern Roots Session 7:30pm, The Contented Cow

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Softball Marathon • 9am-7pm

The Contented Cow New Moon Trio • 5-7pm Spruce Top Review • 8-10:30pm Study Hall • 11pm-12:30am

The Contented Cow Carey Langer • 5-7pm Peter Diggins and Friends • 8-10:30pm Walker Brothers Band • 11pm-1am

Babcock Park

Northfield Wine Club Presents Summer Slippers • 7-9pm, The Grand

Theater: A Midsummer Night’s Dream • 7:30pm, ARTech Dance Performance • 7:30-9pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls

Karaoke • 8pm, 620 Grill Alison Rae • 8:30-11pm, The Tavern

Arboretum Volunteer Work Event 9am-Noon, Upper Arb, Carleton Andrew Walesch • 2-5pm Mayfly Music Festival

Sasha Mercedes • 8-11:30pm

The Contented Cow Dime Store Watch • 5-6:30pm Marty Anderson & Goods • 8-10:30pm

The Tavern Lounge

High School Choir Concert • 7:30pm

Concert: Carleton Choir and Carleton Singers • 8-9:30pm

Northfield Middle School Auditorium

Arena Theater, Carleton

Concert Hall, Carleton Chris Silver Band • 9pm, 620 Grill

Theater: A Midsummer Night’s Dream • 7:30pm, ARTech MoeDell • 8-11:30pm, Tavern Lounge T.H.E. House Band • 9pm

Castle Rock and Roll, Castle Rock EVERY FRIDAY

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Karaoke • 8pm, 620 Grill Matt Arthur & Friends • 8-11pm

Honors Day Convocation: Stephen Kelly • 3-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Bill Koncar • 2-5pm

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton Ray Coudret • 5-7pm, Contented Cow Jacob • 8-11:30pm, The Tavern Lounge

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls

The Contented Cow Guest Artist Concert: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra • 8-9:30pm

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton Alison Rae • 8:30-11pm, The Tavern

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Concert: Carleton Orchestra • 8-9:30pm

Concert Hall, Carleton RCAs • 9pm, 620 Grill

St. Olaf Commencement Weekend Concert • 3pm

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf Jivin’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing 7-11pm

Signature Bar and Grill, Faribault Dan Kase • 8-11:30pm, Tavern Lounge

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Minnesota in May: Sticky Fingers and Great BBQ Taste the best in the region’s barbecue during this statewide BBQ competition, held this year in Faribault on May 20 and 21, at the Rice County Fairgrounds. Teams come from a five-state region and compete in four categories: brisket, ribs, chicken and pork shoulder. There will kids’ activities, live music, a beer garden and, of course, mouth-watering barbecue. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. on May 20 and 9 a.m. on the 21st. For information, go to www.mnbbq.com.

Got the Music in You? The Entertainment Guide Wants You! Hear the History of Radio from a local Radio Legend Join KYMN radio founder and Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Famer Wayne Eddy Thursday, May 5 as he presents a delightful and informative talk on radio’s history at the Rice County Historical Society in Faribault, at 7 p.m. A recipient of numerous awards and a former Minnesota Broadcasters Association president, Eddy has been a champion of hometown radio for more than 40 years. Refreshments will be served following the program. Admission $2, free for members. Reservations encouraged: 507/332-2121.

Go! Northfield Comes Online May 1, 2011 marks the launch of an exiting new web resource in Northfield called, appropriately enough, Go! Northfield. This handy go-to source provides information about, and web links to, public transportation options in Northfield and Dundas, as well as to the Twin Cities and beyond. There’s information on rideshares, bike routes and trails as well, making it easier to than ever to reduce your carbon footprint. Check it out at go.northfield.org. Happy trails.

Calling all musicians, singers, soloists and bands! This June marks the fourth year of our popular annual tribute; the Music issue features bios, pictures and tantalizing tidbits about Northfield-area talent. Want to be included? Send your information – but do it soon – to info@northfieldguide.com. Questions? Call us at 6637937. Can’t wait to hear from you. Deadline: May 15.

Raise the Roof, Help a Family Find a Home Mark your calendar for May 1, and enjoy a delicious dinner – for a very good cause – as Rice County Habitat for Humanity hosts its fundraising dinner, “Raise the Roof,” at the American Legion in Faribault. Live and silent auctions will be held during the evening, and $13 of the $25 ticket goes directly to Habitat for Humanity. For tickets, call 507/144-2933, or email hfhricecounty@gmail.org.

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Be Local... Eat Local Two of your favorite restaurants in Northfield Together, we have served “the locals” for 84 years

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620 Water St. • 507/786-9797 • Facebook: 620 Grill – Tu-Su 11a-late, closed Mondays. Burgers, fries, soups, sandwiches, wraps, pulled pork and a great bar! Nitelife from 9pm offers karaoke, DJ dancing, live music and more.

503 Division St. • www.ruebnstein.com 507/645-6691 • 11am-close Reader’s Pick for Best – Great burgers and famous 2007-2010 Ruebens. Casual relaxing Burger atmosphere. Huge selection of imported and domestic beers, fine spirits and wines. Game room, happy hour 3:30-6pm, Karaoke on Fridays at 9pm.

Castle Rock N Roll Bar and Grill

Mandarin Garden Restaurant – 107 East

27798 Chippendale Ave • 507/645-0676 Facebook: Castle Rock N Roll Bar and Grill – 11-1am (every day). Great burgers and pizza, with daily specials. Located at the corner of Hwy. 3 and Cty. Rd. 86. Private party room available.

4th St. • MandarinGardenNorthfield.com 507/645-7101 – Lunch: WedFri 11:30am-2pm, Dinner: Tue-Thu 4:30-9pm. Open until 10 Fri and Sat. Authentic Peking and Szechuan cuisine, freshly prepared, dine-in or take-out.

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306 Division St. • 507/786-9500 – 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. Join the trend. Delicious, colorful and fun. Take a moment and savor the flavor. Kid friendly, vegan friendly, free wifi, sleek and relaxing atmosphere. Light menu of spring rolls.

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Support Our Advertisers 620 Grill....................................................... back cover Anna’s Closet .............................................................. 17 Aquatic Pets ................................................................ 15 Bag Lady ......................................................................18 Bierman’s Home Furnishings ........................... 5, 17 Budget Blinds ........................................... inside front Chapati back cover Reader’s Buzz Salon .............................................................. 4, 17 Pick for Best 214 Division St. • 507/645Northfield Golf Club – 707 Prairie St. Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra... inside front 2007-2010 2462 (office 507/645-1665) Chapati ........................................................ back cover 507/645-4026 • Sun-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri/Sat Dinner The Cheese Cave ..................................................... 39 www.chapati.us – Closed 11am-9pm – Whether seated in the main 2009-2010 College City Beverage ........................................... 39 Mondays – Cuisine of India. dining room, bar, or member’s lounge, beautiful Vegetarian The Contented Cow ................................ back cover Variety of curry and Tandoori panoramic views of the golf course provide a Eclectic Goat ...............................................................18 entrees including a large selection of vegetarian charming atmosphere. Lunch and dinner menus Fashion Fair.................................................................18 items. Wine and beer. with a variety of cuisine to savor under the Sherri Faye, artist/writer ........................................... 1 Fine Threads................................................................... 18 The Cheese Cave Page 39 direction of Chef Rafael Perez and his staff. Glass Garden Beads .................................................... 18 318 Central Ave., Suite 6, Faribault Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Page 6 Graphic Mailbox ............................................................. 9 507/334-3988 • www.cheesecave.net – Wed 1401 Riverview Drive • 507/645-4830 • SunBridgette Hallcock Photography ............................ 17 10am-5:30pm, Thu-Sat 10am-8pm – A light Wed 5am-11pm, Thu-Sat 24 hrs – Breakfast HideAway Coffeehouse & Winebar ...................... 16 menu of fresh salads and sandwiches, a couple all day. Favorites include buttermilk pancakes, James Gang Coffeehouse & Eatery....................... 4 gourmet pizzas and cheese plates to compliment three-egg omelettes and hearty scrambler dishes. Michael Jordon, Realtor ......................................... 38 whatever you are drinking. Wines, spirits and Just Food Co-op ..................................................16, 41 Also serving sandwiches and dinner entrees. KYMN 1080AM, Kymnradio.net .............................. 37 Summit beer on tap. Weekday breakfast and lunch specials. Free Dianne Kyte, Realtor ................................................10 wi-fi available. Contented Cow back cover Merlin Players............................................................... 3 Reader’s Pan Pan Cafe back cover Pick for Best 302 Division St. S. Mike’s Bikes .................................................................. 7 2007-2010 www.contentedcow.com 303 Division St. • 507/786-9200 • Su-Th Minnesota in May BBQ Fest..................................11 Music Venue 3pm-close – British-style pub Northfield Construction Company, Inc................ 1 11am-8pm, Fr/Sa 11am-9pm – An interna2007-2010 Northfield Dance Academy .............................. 3, 15 tional café serving Pan-Asian cuisine on noodles with authentic British specialties Happy Hour Northfield Downtown Develop Corporation .. 12 and jasmine rice plus a variety of coffee drinks, 2007-2010 and a variety of soups, salads Northfield Liquor Store............................................31 Beer teas, beer, wine and sake. and sandwiches. Extensive patio Northfield Retirement Community....................19-26 Selection overlooking the Cannon River. Quarterback Club Page 32 Pan Pan Cafe ............................................. back cover 2008 Paper Petalum............................................................18 116 3rd St. W. • 507/645-7886 • Mon-Sat Place to be Great selection of imported and domestic draft beer and a full Seen Perkins Restaurant & Bakery .................................. 6 6am-9pm, Sun 10:30am-8pm – Family Prairie’s Edge Humane Society........... inside back selection of wine and spirits. friendly dining in Northfield for 37 years. House Present Perfect ........................................................... 16 The HideAway Page 16 specialties include broasted chicken, BBQ ribs Quality Bakery ...........................................................27 and flame-broiled hamburgers. 421 Division St. • 507/664-0400 Mon-Fri Quarterback Club ..................................................... 32 6am-10pm, Sat-Sun 7am-10pm – Cozy Ragstock....................................................................... 17 The Tavern of Northfield Reader’s bistro atmosphere serving unique appetizers The Rare Pair .......................................................10, 16 Pick for Best – 212 Division St. Reboot Computers....................................................27 and sandwiches. Coffee drinks, wine and beer 2007-2010 www.tavernofnorthfield. Riverwalk Market Fair ............................ front cover Breakfast com • 507/663-0342 Sunspecialties. Rooms by Tagg2 .......................................................10 2009-2010 Thu 6:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat James Gang Coffeehouse & Eatery Page 4 Value Rueb ‘N’ Stein ............................................................ 32 2018 Jefferson Rd. • 507/663-6060 • Mon-Fri (breakfast) 6:30am-11pm, lounge open St. Olaf College Bookstore .....................................41 Appetizers daily 3pm-midnight. Located 6am-8pm, Sat-Sun 7am-5pm – Voted Best Schmidt Homes Remodeling................................... 4 Family Secret Attic...................................................................18 in the historic Archer House Coffeehouse in southern Minnesota. Fresh daily Dining Sisters Ugly ............................................................. 6, 16 since 1984, The Tavern offers roasted coffee. Wraps, soups, sandwiches, salads, Wine The Sketchy Artist ..................................................... 16 casual dining with a wide desserts, ice cream and non-espresso drinks. Selection Jan Stevens, Realtor ................................................. 15 variety of homemade menu Free wireless internet and business catering Tea Creations ............................................................. 38 items and specials daily featuring fresh fish available. Thrifty Parrot .............................................................. 17 on Fridays and prime rib on Saturdays. The Verizon Wireless .......................................................... 9 Tavern Lounge sports a deck overlooking the Welcome Services ....................................................... 7 appetizers and a full bareldguide.com with Witt Bros., Service, Inc. ............................................... 10 Check Cannon us out River, online at www.northfi

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HISTORIC

HAPPENINGS NORTHFIELD STYLE By Susan Hvistendahl

Maggie Lee: Northfield’s Purple People-Pleaser When I moved to Northfield from New York in 2004 and took an interest in researching and writing about the history of the town where I had attended college in the 1960s, I knew there was only one person that I could consult about almost any aspect of Northfield. That was Maggie Lee, who celebrated her 90th birthday on Jan. 5 of this year. Amazing, but true: during this month of May she is celebrating her 67th year of working for the Northfield News. She started as the bookkeeper for her hometown newspaper in 1944 but quickly found her métier as a writer and later editor and still is writing today. There will be a tribute to Maggie on June 5 at the Grand Event Center at 7 p.m., featuring friends of hers, professional entertainers with hometown roots, Johnny Western and Marilyn Sellars. During Northfield’s Sesquicentennial of 2005, Maggie (I just can’t seem to call her by her last name for this column) wrote a book “Northfield Ink: Community Stories Along Division Street.” She had at that time written 990 “Do You Remember?” columns about people and events in Northfield’s past but only had room for 75 in her book. As former Northfield News editor Scott Richardson said in his introduction, Maggie covered “city council, school board, agriculture and business development. She wrote editorials, columns, obituaries; reviewed local concerts and plays; and roamed Division Street year-after-year promoting local businesses and the people who ran them. She has been the community’s historian, its promoter, its confidante, its ombudsman, its conscience.” In a Northfield Historical Society oral interview with Marie Gery, Maggie said she once knew the story behind every house in town. We owe so much as a community to Maggie, who was among the founders of the Northfield Historical Society, tireless promoter of river beautification, winner of almost every award that has been given out in Northfield, including the Joseph Lee Heywood Award in 2009. On top of all that, she lives to the hilt her role as a town “character.” She is recognized by all for her love of cats (at one time she had a collection of 3,000 cat figurines) and her propensity for wearing purple. For a role as a reporter in “Bye Bye Birdie” in 2009, I donned a wig, purple suit and a cat pin to pay her a tribute and she loved it! Maggie was born Margaret Ferne Lee on Jan. 5, 1921, at the hospital which was then at 8th and Water streets. (A famous story of her birth was that the furnace in the hospital nursery went out overnight and the babies

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had to be “warmed” in the oven of the kitchen range.) She was the only child of Edward and Ferne Lee. Her father did construction work and was maintenance carpenter for Carleton College. Maggie’s future calling was presaged with her position as news editor of the Periscope newspaper her senior year. But after high school and after encountering some health problems, she went to business school in Minneapolis to study accounting and found work there. One day, while taking the train back to Northfield for a visit, she heard that there was a bookkeeping job open at the Northfield News. She then discovered her mother had already set up an appointment for her. Maggie nabbed the job and it wasn’t long before she moved into a reporting role as well. Covering city council and school board meetings stimulated her interest in town politics. She rose through the editorial ranks, becoming editor in 1967, a position she held for 19 years, sometimes working up to 90 hours a week. Maggie “semi-retired” in January of 1986, but continued writing. She still culls news items from the past for Wednesdays and has a column “Maggie Says” on Saturdays. A StarTribune story about her on Jan. 2, 2003, said she has no plans to retire. Maggie told that reporter, “I hope I never have to do that. I hope they carry me out.” She affirmed to me that she still feels that way. The Northfield News garnered many prizes for Maggie’s writings on history, family, lifestyle and for page layouts and special sections (such as “Back to School”), as well. The headline for Feb. 19, 1953, was “More Honors for Maggie: Elected to Regional Press Women Post; Wins State Prizes on Columns, Stories.” She had won both first and second prizes for her weekly newspaper column, called “For Women Only,” though it is likely men sneaked a peek as well. Her columns depicted everyday events in an engaging, colloquial manner and she would write of trips, including vacations to Mexico, and special events such as to a national convention in Hollywood in 1953 as board member of the National Federation of Press Women. “Maggie Lee Wins National Prize” was the Northfield News headline of May 19, 1955, when she placed second for a news story in a weekly newspaper about a devastating home fire, where Northfielders came to the aid of the now homeless family of seven. Maggie had been one of 616 state contest winners entered. In 1966, when Maggie won second prize in the Minnesota Press Women’s Contest for columns in weekly newspapers, a judge wrote, “The writer is a born story teller, able to weave a major item around the most minor happening and make it all so important.” Another judge praised an editorial of hers, saying, “Making readers see facts in new lights is one of the great challenges for the editorial writer, one this writer accomplishes.”

One of many awards, “Best Special Section,” came in 1983. Photo: Northfield Historical Society

Maggie continued her winning ways after she was promoted from managing editor to editor in February of 1967. The March 14, 1968, Northfield News told of six awards in the annual writing contest of Minnesota Press Women, including first place awards for an editorial asking, “Can the council, businessmen communicate?” and for a river beautification series. During visits to San Antonio, Maggie had seen a river development project there which she felt might be successful in Northfield, where the Cannon River’s course through town was not very picturesque. Through a drumbeat of stories, Maggie pushed for river enhancement. The first

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same feelings for.” Always dedicated to her work, she once said, “My job meant more to me than any guy I ever met.” Maggie concludes, “If I’m ever speaking to young people, I tell them to be sure to pick an occupation they love to do. I surely wouldn’t be working at 90 if I didn’t love it.”

Maggie taking notes during Northfield’s “bed races” down Division Street circa 1979. Photo: Northfield Historical Society

front-page story on April 6, 1967, had a huge picture of a riverside dining scene in San Antonio and was entitled, “A dream that could come true for Northfield – a beautiful Cannon River.” The opening salvo had been made. Years later, with the hard work of volunteers and a city planner, at long last Northfield developed river walks which have greatly added to the aesthetics of the town. Arts fairs are held there during Defeat of Jesse James Days and, as of last year, Riverwalk Market Fair is held on summer Saturdays. And the new bike trail on the east side of the river was dedicated to Maggie Lee. Of course, the ribbon she cut at the inauguration was purple. Maggie explains her passion for purple by saying that she always loved the color. Then for a while manufacturers were not making purple clothing. When purple became popular again one spring, she bought several tops, skirts and dresses in that color. One day she wore a red outfit downtown and was asked, “Where’s your purple?” So she decided to adopt that color as her fashion statement – not only for purple clothes and shoes, but for her fingernails, handbags, wire-rimmed glasses, rings, and so on and gradually, Maggie says, other colors faded from her wardrobe. Maggie is also known for her love of cats and her mania for collecting cat objects of all types, ceramic, metal, wood, fabric, bobbleheads, music boxes, globes, salt and pepper shakers, plates and more, since 1946. A child of the Depression era, Maggie says she finds it difficult to dispose of things, but in the course of downsizing from one apartment to another on Division Street in 2004, she had to sell off some of the cat collection. She also had to dispose of most of the Mexican artifacts from vacations there and her collections of watermelons, small bells, rabbits, turtles and rocks. She finally sold a stuffed peacock that had been in her family since 1909. She now lives in a small west side home where the remaining cats are on shelves, including a shelf which circumnavigates her living room. A live cat, Princess, has succeeded her cats named Pooter and Jiggs, all of whom have been mentioned in her columns from time to time. Maggie is devoted to Northfield, a town of “very intelligent people,” who often band together to help those in need. She adds, “I can’t think of any other town I’ve had the

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A hometown booster, Maggie chronicled the rising careers of Johnny Western and Marilyn Sellars. Western was the youngest country music DJ in America at the Northfield radio studio of Faribault’s KDHL at the age of 14. He went on to work with the famous singing cowboy Gene Autry and appeared in 32 television shows and five feature films. In 1958, Western wrote and sang the “Ballad of Paladin” theme for the CBS television series, “Have Gun, Will Travel,” starring Richard Boone. Western joined the road show of Johnny Cash as featured performer and emcee and recorded many singles and albums with Cash and on his own for Columbia Records. An inductee in many halls of fame, he has played in sell-out concerts in Carnegie Hall in NYC three times. Western recently retired from being DJ at KFDI in Wichita, Kansas, where he had worked since 1985 when not touring the world. He and his wife, Jo, now live in Mesa, Arizona. Maggie first saw Marilyn Sellars when she wrote about a one-room country school where Marilyn was a standout pupil. Maggie later followed Sellars’ successes as she was named Miss Northfield, competed in Aquatennial and Miss Minnesota contests, and sang and played piano at the Ambassador Hotel in Golden Valley. Then came stardom in Nashville, as Sellars’ first album, “One Day at a Time,” charted nationally for 43 weeks. Her album even overtook Elvis Presley on the country LP list and she won Cashbox Magazine’s “Best New Female Artist Award.” Sellars went on to headline with such performers as Bob Hope, Red Buttons, Bobby Vinton, Frank Gorshin and Ronnie Milsap and has sung at the Grand Ole Opry and for three presidents. Her versatility with Broadway, pop, gospel and country songs makes her a hit throughout the world (she has sung in Brazil, Israel, Switzerland, Bermuda and China) and at corporate shows, charitable events, fairs, telethons, political conventions, sporting events, dinner theaters, churches, Disney World, Branson, Missouri, and senior centers. She has been a particular friend of Three Links in Northfield, where her mother lived out her life. Sellars lives in Edina with her husband, Dr. Peter Kuipers. Sellars says that she is thrilled to be able to sing at Northfield’s celebration of Maggie’s remarkable career and life. “To me, she’s truly ‘one of a kind;’ a wonderful role model to women who love to write and aspire to careers in journalism, an unparalleled Northfield community backer, and I’m proud to have her as my friend.”

Maggie with her minister, Will Healy, when she was given the Joseph Lee Heywood Award in 2009. Photo: Northfield Historical Society

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Western and Sellars last performed together during Sesquicentennial celebrations in Northfield held over the 4th of July in 2005 and are looking forward to being on stage again to honor Maggie Lee, on June 5. The concert celebrating Maggie Lee, emceed by Rev. Will Healy and featuring Johnny Western and Marilyn Sellars, will be held at the Grand Event Center on June 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets of $10 may be purchased beforehand at the Northfield Historical Society, 408 Division St. S. There is a Northfield Historical Society oral history of Maggie Lee at www.northfieldhistory.org.

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May Gigs The 952........................................... 14 – Cow Acoustic Jam Session..........Tuesdays – Cow Area 51.............................................. 7 – Cow Baroque Trio ............................. 8 – Carleton Bonnie & the Clydes ..................13 – Tavern Carleton Choir........................ 20 – Carleton Carleton Jazz .................................. 23 – Cow Carleton Orchestra................. 27 – Carleton Carleton Singers ..................... 20 – Carleton Carleton Symphony Band ..... 13 – Carleton Ray Coudret ............................. 13, 27 – Cow CVRO ............14 – Bethel, 15 – New Prague Debbie & Dean ....14 – Cannon Riv Winery Dime Store Watch ......................... 21 – Cow Elvis ...................................... 7 – Castle Rock Marv Gohman ............................12 – Tavern Gospel Choir................................8 – St. Olaf Groove Factory .............................. 13 – Cow Chris Herriges.....1 – Cannon River Winery J.A.S....................15 – Cannon River Winery Jacob ............................................27 – Tavern Jivin’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing .......14, 28 – Signature Bar; 21 – Rice Cty Fairgrounds Dan Kase .....................................28 – Tavern

Key West Rejects ..................... 13 – 620 Grill Rod Kinny ........................................ 6 – Cow Bill Koncar ..28, 29 – Cannon River Winery Carey Langer .................................. 20 – Cow Irish Music ......................... 11, 18, 25 – Cow Jon Manners .................................7 – Tavern Marty Anderson & the Goods...... 21 – Cow Matt Arthur & Friends.............. 5, 26 – Cow Sarah Swan McDonald .....7 – Cannon Falls Dylan Mckinstry, Chad Johnson, Alison Scott ..14 – Paradise Sasha Mercedes ...........................20 – Tavern MN Symphonic Winds...............1 – St. Olaf MoeDell.......................................21 – Tavern Monroe Crossing....................13 – Faribault Mark Mraz ....................................5 – Tavern Multe ...................................Mondays – Cow Naknefeler Orchestra ..............1, 8 – St. Olaf New Moon Trio ............................. 19 – Cow Northern Roots Session ...... Sundays – Cow Northfield Troubadors...........22 – St. John’s Northfield Youth Choirs & Platville Children’s Choir ......................6 – Faribault Occasional Jazz ................................ 7 – Cow Peter Diggins and Friends ............ 20 – Cow Peter Diggins w/ Organic Bananas ..................... 6 – 620 Grill

Alison Rae .............................19, 26 – Tavern RCAs ........................................ 27 – 620 Grill The Repair Co...22 – Cannon River Winery St. Olaf Band ..........................1, 28 – St. Olaf St. Olaf Choir ............................ 28 – St. Olaf St. Olaf Orchestra ................15, 28 – St. Olaf St. Olaf Philharmonia .................8 – St. Olaf Shoot Lucy ....................................... 6 – Cow Chris Silver Band .................... 20 – 620 Grill Sober Peter ..................................... 14 – Cow Spruce Top Review ........................ 19 – Cow Study Hall ...................................... 19 – Cow T.H.E. House Band............ 21 – Castle Rock Toaster Fork! .................................. 13 – Cow Tumeni Brothers Duo ..................6 – Tavern The Uptown 5................................ 12 – Cow Valhalla Band ...............................8 – St. Olaf Art Vandalay ...............................14 – Tavern Wake-Robin ........................ 14 – Bittersweet Andrew Walesch .....8, 21 – Can Riv Winery Walker Brothers Band ................... 20 – Cow

May 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! 100-Mile Garage Sale • May 6-8 Locations from Red Wing to Pickwick, Minnesota along Hwy. 61 and from Prescott to Holton, Wisconsin along Hwy. 35.

LAKE PEPIN ART AND DESIGN CENTER

CROSSINGS AT CARNEGIE 320 East Ave., Zumbrota, MN

May 5, 7pm

507/732-7616 • www.crossingsatcarnegie.com The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund • May 7, 8pm Acoustic instrumentalists. Peter Mayer • May 14, 8pm Minnesota folk singer.

OWATONNA ARTS CENTER 435 Garden View Lane Owatonna, MN • 507/451-0533 • oacarts.org

Karen Lewis, Jeff Chauvin Paintings Exhibit

May 20-June 10 Pieta Brown with Bo Ramsey • May 28, 8pm

2nd and Main St. • Pepin, Wisconsin Celebrate Cinco de May with Terra Guitarra

How the Arts Help Build Sustainable Communities: Regional Arts Conference • May 7, 9am-8pm

Ann Markusen, who has served as a professor and director of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, will be keynote speaker and speak about “Accessing Creativity: How the Arts can help Build a Stronger Community.” Admission: $20, lunch and dinner are included.

Folk and blues. FALCONER VINEYARDS 3572 Old Tyler Rd. • Red Wing, MN Joe & Vicki Price • May 22, 7pm

Blues. HOBGOBLIN 920 State Hwy 19 • Red Wing, MN Stoney End Bluegrass Festival • May 28, 12-8pm

Bob Black, Bill Cagley and Tom Schaefer.

RED WING DEPOT • 418 Levee St. • Red Wing, MN The Beauty of Glass – Regional Glass Artists’ Show

Award-winning casein painter Len Guggenberger uses paint produced from soured skim milk. SHELDON THEATER 443 West 3rd St., Red Wing, MN

651/388-8700 • www.sheldontheatre.org James Sewell Ballet • May 21, 7pm

LAKE CITY Lyon Avenue, Downtown Funky Sidewalks • May 29, 9am-5pm

Artists, vintage and antiques, farmers market goods.

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Just Curious about

Wearing many hats: They all fit well; they’re just different kinds of hats. I really like what I do at St. Olaf, LudMedia (his communications firm) and the Dukes. Most of the work feels very similar to me, mostly because I work with great, motivated people in each role.

Life in the (LA) minor leagues: It was a great experience. The best part of it is the games and hanging out in the clubhouse with guys from all over the world. Tough part is how much of a grind it is. You don’t have days off and the travel is awful. Baseball is a tough game to deal with because of the amount of failure involved, especially when you’re doing it 8-10 hours a day, every day for 6-7 months in a row.

By Felicia Crosby Meet Mike Ludwig. A Minnesota native and Northfield resident, Mike’s in his seventh year as sports information director and assistant athletic director at St. Olaf; he’s also on the coaching staff for women’s basketball. He comes to these jobs quite naturally, having had a pretty remarkable sports career of his own while an Ole in both baseball and basketball before playing for two seasons in the LA Dodgers farm system. And on his off time? He’s the manager of the venerable Dundas Dukes, whose season is in full swing, regardless of the unseasonable weather. Does Mike have sports on his mind? Oh, you betcha.

Homecoming: My position at St. Olaf brought me back. I knew I was on the chopping block with the Dodgers and was lucky the job opened when it did.

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Udon Soup

SPECIAL Vegetable or Seafood Free Wifi Bubble Teas are available hot or cold Light Food ~ Spring Rolls Samples available.

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Enter the Dukes:

The truth about superstition in baseball:

First summer I was back – in 2005.

Fact. Baseball players are extremely superstitious. I have little routines during games, but nothing over-the top. If I get rolling at the plate, I try to repeat everything I do – in batting practice, getting dressed, where I park, etc……

On celebrating amateur baseball: There is accessibility to amateur ball you don’t get in pro ball. Town team baseball in MN is really special as well, as the towns really appreciate and support the game and their team. They like seeing guys they know when the quality of baseball is generally pretty good, too.

Advice for kids dreaming of a pro career:

Do the Dukes have a mascot? No, but we’re always open to marketing ideas. You have any?

Play because you love to play baseball, and play a lot of it! You have to be very fortunate to play professionally. A lot of it is out of your control – your size, eyesight, genetic talent. You have a lot of basketball history and you coach that at St Olaf – any hoop dreams left? Not really, to be honest. I play once a month and that’s plenty for me. I love basketball but, for whatever reason, I don’t feel the need to play as often anymore.

The last word in baseball movies: I like “Major League.” It has the best representation of a pro baseball clubhouse, as crazy as that sounds!

If you think it’s okay to provide alcohol to minors...

THINK GAIN A You have the Power to help Prevent Underage Drinking. Regardless of whether you’re buying teens alcohol or hosting a drinking party for minors, it’s irresponsible and illegal.

Do Your Part to Prevent. Don’t Provide Alcohol to Minors.

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THIS MONTH:

The HideAway Supporting the Guide since 2006!

By Felicia Crosby The pictures on the long hall of the HideAway say it all. Three large sepia-toned portraits of the Spaulding family – Jim, Joan and their six offspring – illustrate what makes the HideAway such an irresistible destination for a light meal, a glass of wine, or a mid-morning muffin. This very family business feels like home, and when you’re there you’re part of the family. Occupying a light and bright space once part of Jacobsen’s Department Store, the HideAway boasts soaring tin ceilings, period moldings and fixtures, and tall windows that overlook busy Division Street. Walls are painted in warm shades of honey and saffron, the furniture is comfortable enough to curl up into, and the nook and cranny eating spaces create the most delightfully intimate places to talk, work and read. Celebrating its fifth birthday in May, the HideAway is convivial and unhurried, exuding a breezy welcome that makes it easy to fantasize about owning this little spot of gastronomic heaven; how hard could it be to own something so fun to be in? Joan Spaulding has just come in from the daily food delivery to Prairie Creek (they have the food contract for that school as well as St. Dominic) and she laughs when she remembers coming up with the idea of starting this venture. “We knew nothing about coffee shops,” she says about opening the James Gang in 2004, the couple’s first venture into the business. “Neither of us were even coffee drinkers; I don’t think I’d ever had a latte!” But they saw a need and, “that’s what we thought – ‘how hard can this be?’” An energetic couple – with six young helpers in tow – the Spauldings decided to go for it. “We definitely do things by the seat of our pants,” Joan says. After getting the James Gang (on Hwy. 3) up and running, Jim and Joan began to yearn for a location in-town; when the Division Street space became available, they jumped in and decided to make this one a wine bar, too. “We knew nothing about wine, either,” Joan laughs, “so we went to California for a week and spent some time in the vineyards.” With both places busy, it didn’t take long for the Spauldings to realize they had a little too much of a good thing on their hands. After a year of juggling, they sold the James Gang to an employee and turned their prodigious energies to the HideAway. “We didn’t anticipate how much work there’d be – and there’s so much behind the scenes! But,” she smiles, “we didn’t realize how much fun it would be, either.” Some of that fun comes from the people who’ve helped make the HideAway special, both employees and customers. “Our employees are amazing,” she says. “They know our priority is family first – we’re blessed. There are times when customers think

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the employees are the owners and I think that’s because they treat the place like their own.” She looks around the bustling room for a moment. “We’re not traditional restaurant people – we’re not willing to eat, sleep and breathe work. We did that the first few years but then we realized we had to figure a balance or we couldn’t do this.” And how is that balance struck? “We start very early,” Joan says, “but we’re done by 3, either Jim or I. Then we’re parents.” It’s as parents who put their own kids front and center that led Joan and Jim to connect with the Children’s Culture Connection, a Minnesotabased organization founded by Dina Fesler, and whose mission is to teach kids around the world about each other. “The HideAway has sort of been an office for Dina,” Joan laughs. The restaurant has hosted the results of some CCC projects, including a photography exhibit by Iraqi children. “We sent the kids the cameras and they took the pictures,” Joan explains. “We’ve had art exchanges and journaling exchanges with kids in other parts of the world. It teaches the kids about each other, and about how much they’re all like each other.” Active in the Culture Connection for about four years now, Joan is effusive in her praise of Dina and the work she’s doing. She tells a story to illustrate this. “Dina was in Afghanistan recently,” she begins,” in a refugee camp. The tribal leader brought a very sick baby to her and begged her to take it – Dina tried to explain that they had no resources, but the baby was so sick. And then from the tent behind the man came this crying; the mother wasn’t allowed to come outside the tent but she was terrified that Dina was going to take the baby forever. So Dina went into the tent and, with a translator, talked to the woman. She told her they would just take the baby to the hospital. No one thought the baby would live, but it did!” Joan shakes her head a little. “Next time Dina went back, a number of other people brought their sick children to her, so Dina just e-mailed people – ‘any money you can send will go immediately to these kids!’ “Three hundred eighty-six little ones were saved.” Joan is quiet a minute, and then says simply, “Actions speak louder than words. They come back tenfold.” And hearing stories of employees who regularly go above and beyond, and of customers who help Joan haul stock; noting cheerful countertop reminders about money not being the end-all and watching the happy folk come and go, a feeling of utter contentment settles in. Great time for coffee and a muffin.

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Spring Fling Sale! Friday, May 20th

“Walk for the Animals” Saturday, May 21, 2011 8:30am-12:30pm PEHS Shelter 1201 Cannon Circle • Faribault, MN 55021

25% off of clothing, gifts and trade books

Buntrock Commons www.stolafbookstore.com 507.786.3048 • 888.232.6523 Mon. to Fri. 8:00 to 5:00 Sat. 10:00 to 5:00 Sun. C-Store 12:00 to 4:00

$50 Donation gets a FREE T-Shirt! Visit www.prairiesedgehumanesociety.org/walk for more information about: Pledge Forms Setting up your own on-line fundraising page Walk activities and contests For more information, or to have a pledge form mailed to you, call

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303 Division St., Northfield, MN 507-786-9200 • www.PanPan.us Sun-Thur, 11am-8pm Fri & Sat, 11am-9pm

An international café offering a variety of globally inspired one dish meals with noodles and rice.

Now Serving Beers, Wines, Sakes and Plum wine. Parties and meetings most welcome. Miso Soup Edamame Spinach Sesame

Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls

Sesame Salad v Bibimbop Pad Thai

Lo Mein v Spicy Thai Basil

Vegetable Fried Rice v Spicy Pan Fried Noodles Pho Miso Ramen

Garlic Butter Beef Korean BBQ Beef Spicy Citrus Shrimp Beef with Spinach & Mango v Vegetarian Gluten Free

786-9797

663-1351 Contentedcow.com

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Green Papaya & Rice Crackers Pot Stickers

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Vegetable Stir Fry v Red Thai Curry Green Thai Curry Teriyaki Chicken Lemon Pepper Salmon Shrimp Nasi Goreng Ice Cream Spicy

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