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Soap Box Derby

Louie Anderson Friday, June 17 8 p.m. Paradise Center for the Arts

Saturday, June 18 11 a.m. Next to McKinley Center

Central Park in Faribault: Food • Craft Show • Rides • Large Beer Garden • Teen Night

Music on Thursday-Saturday Nights in the Central Park bandshell including: Saturday, June 18: Rhino

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Friday, June 17: Pop Rocks

Raffle tickets are $5!

Prizes – 1st: $500, 2nd: $250, 3rd: $100

Drawing will be held Sat., June 18 at Central Park at 9:30 p.m. after the parade. Raffle tickets available at Central Park during the Celebration.

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Contents

Galleries......................................3 your source for Northfield-area happenings since 2005

Happenings – Up Close ....................3-16, 30-34

Vol. 7, Issue 6

Theater .......................................4

June 2011

Sports ..........................................4

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SPECIAL: Music .............. 17-25

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A Month at a Glance.... 26-29

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.

Guest Column: Music Matters ...........................36 Regional Happenings..............37 June Gigs .......................................39

Advance ticket sales at Knecht’s Nursery, The Measuring Cup, and eco gardens (across from EconoFoods) or purchase a ticket at any garden during the tours. Tickets: $10 (under age 12 free, must be accompanied by an adult)

June SHORTS ...................40-41 Just Curious: Jeni & Howard Holt ..... 42-43 Clubs, Classes & More ........44

Gardens located across town (note locations on posters or on your ticket)

For more information, call 507-645-2254 or visit Sites.google.com/site/northfieldgardenclub

Advertisers’ Index ................45 Dining ......................................45 Historic Happenings ..... 46-47 Community Guide: Just Food Coop ....................48

June 25th through July 2nd Opening reception Saturday, June 25th, 1-3 pm

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Episode 35: Spilt Milk

Starring: Constance & Conrad

~The Contented, Collegiate Cows of Northfield~

Simply Fodder for Your Next Cocktail Party by Sherri Faye Man, I missed my cows! It’s good to be behind the pen again! Crying over spilt milk - ain’t that something we’ve all done? At least metaphorically. I have been meditating about that a lot lately - letting go of old ‘stuff’, possessions, regrets, mis-steps along the way. I don’t believe in wallowing in past mistakes or wishing for a do-over. What I do believe in is learning from them. At the time, some things may seem like a wrong turn, or even a correct choice, when in fact, they are just the opposite! In the end most things turn out exactly how they are supposed to. It takes time to understand that. Call it a mid-life crisis (which is only true if I live to be 104, seeing as how I am 52. A very young 52, but 52 just the same) but this is a great time for ‘re-invention’ in my life! My daughter, Staci, recently referred to it as a three-quarter life crisis. Now, THAT made me laugh, heh-heh, chip off the ol’ block... but, I digress. As I figuratively and literally clean out my closet(s) I post stuff on my blog and facebook that goes something like this: Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans. ~ John Lennon Don't let your past dictate who you are, but let it be a part of who you become. ~ from My Big Fat Greek Wedding Regrets are a waste of time. They are the past crippling your present. ~ from Under the Tuscan Sun Okay, I confess, I’ve been watching chick-flicks during this personal rennaissance. Go! Enjoy the Taste of Northfield! Have a glass of milk! And if ya spill it, clean it up of course, but for Pete’s sake, don’t cry about it. Peace, Love, and No Regrets ~ Sherri (c) 2011 IMAGINEnation by Sherri Faye Left Field Episode 35 Aided and Abetted by Staci Faye Caldow imaginenationbysherrifaye@hotmail.com www.cafepress.com/leftfieldcomic

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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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Paradise Center for the Arts ArtOnWater

Eclectic Goat

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.

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!”

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.

ArtOrg Switzer’s Nursery 26601 Chippendale Ave. • 507/261-8086 artorg.info Dundas: ArtOrg 1000 Print Summer – June 25, 10am-3pm. Join ArtOrg and its little steamroller to make prints as part of the Celebrate Dundas event.

Check us out at the Taste of Northfield. Great smoothies!

Northfield Arts Guild 304 Division St. • 507/645-8877 www.northfieldartsguild.org M-F 10-5, Sa 11-3 Northfield High School Honors Art Exhibit – June 1-25 – Honors art students from Northfield High School present their work, revealing a wide range of technique and concept through a variety of media. Students participating include: Rachel Amerman, Lisa Atkinson, Soren Carlson-Donohoe, Steven Carson, Aimee Clites, Anna Courchaine, Casey Dallavalle, Cecile DeLong, Merrill Lutsky, Jenna Mahr, Lily O’Hara-Brantner, Carolyn Pokorney, Tipper Roster, Haley Ryan, Bryan Sapp, Emily Stenz, Ellen Titus and Lauren Wustenberg. Opening Reception: June 3, 7-9pm. Art in Bloom: Flowers, Vases and a Silent Auction – June 25, 10am through July 2, 3pm – Members of the Northfield Garden Club will embellish handmade vases (donated by local artists) with their floral designs as part of this annual event. In turn, the vases and arrangements will be put up for bid during a silent auction (June 25, 10am-July 2, 3pm). All proceeds from this event support the Arts Guild. Opening Reception: June 25, 1-3pm.

Northfield Senior Center Gallery 1651 Jefferson Pkwy. • 507/664-3700 M-F 7am-8pm, Sat 7am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm northfieldseniorcenter.org “Gates, Gardens, Laundry…” – through June 6. Artwork of Riki Kölbl Nelson.

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Potpourri Photo Show – June 7-30. Featuring the work of eight local photographers: Darla Dahl, Beret Griffith, Scott Forsgren, David Perez, Leslie Schultz, Greg Smith, Pat Sunquist and Patsy Dew. Openings Reception: June 8, 4-6pm.

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 revealing interesting detail. Look Through any Window: Jaclyn Garlock and The Cartographer’s Art: Shelley Cords-Swanson – June 17-July 31. Opening Reception: June 17, 5-7pm.

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

swag 423 Division St. • 507/663-8870 Tu-Sa, 10am-5pm “Undercover Gals” by whimsical St. Paul painter, Lisa Rietveld.

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

CALLS FOR ARTISTS Riverfront Arts Festival

Sept. 10-11 The Riverfront Festival Turns 50 this year! Join in celebrating this Defeat of Jesse James Days event! Deadline for submission: Aug 8. More information at www.northfieldartsguild.org.

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Theater

S P O R T S Here are the home games… Wednesday, June 1

BASEBALL – Northfield Knights vs. Austin Red Legs, 7:30pm

I Do! I Do!

June 3-5: 9-11 and Th-Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault The Merlin Players present this two-character musical that spans 50 years, from 1895 to 1945, focusing on the trials and tribulations, laughter and sorrows, hopes and disappointments experienced by Agnes and Michael Snow throughout their marriage.

Friday, June 3

Best of Broadway and Film

BASEBALL – Dundas Dukes vs. Owatonna Aces, 7:30pm

June 25, 7:30pm and June 26, 2pm Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Southern Minnesota’s best singers are back again for a third time to belt out those Broadway tunes. Always an audience favorite and sell-out show. The “Best of Broadway” series has all your favorite Broadway classics and with a new twist, those great classics from the big screen.

Friday, June 10

Young People’s Theater Workshop Performances

BASEBALL – Dundas Dukes vs. Lyon’s Pub Warriors, 7:30pm

June 29-30, 5:30pm Northfield Arts Guild Theater Young people from grades 3-12 will perform short plays of their own creation at the end of this three-week theater workshop, sponsored by the Northfield Arts Guild.

Wednesday, June 15

BASEBALL – Dundas Dukes vs. Highland Park, 7:30pm Saturday, June 4

BASEBALL – Northfield Knights vs. Webster Sox, 6pm Dundas Dukes vs. St. Louis Park, 7pm Sunday, June 5

BASEBALL – Dundas Dukes Tournament Championship, 3pm Wednesday, June 8

BASEBALL – Dundas Dukes vs. Lake City Serpents, 7:30pm Northfield Knights vs. Wanamingo Jacks, 7:30pm Sunday, June 12

BASEBALL – Northfield Knights vs. Miesville Mudhens, 2pm Monday, June 13

BASEBALL – Dundas Dukes vs. Savage Outlaws, 7:30pm Northfield Knights vs. Prescott Pirates, 7:30pm Friday, June 17

BASEBALL – Dundas Dukes vs. Elko Express, 7:30pm Northfield Knights vs. Pine Island Pioneers, 7:30pm Sunday, June 19

BASEBALL – Northfield Knights vs. Hastings Hawks, 2pm

Mike’s Bicycle Shop Trek • Gary Fisher • Surly general repair parts & accessories including Bontrager free pick-up and delivery

Monday, June 20

BASEBALL – Dundas Dukes vs. St. Paul Capitals, 7:30pm Wednesday, June 22

BASEBALL – Northfield Knights vs. Rochester Roadrunners, 7:30pm Friday, June 24

BASEBALL – Dundas Dukes vs. Peaskill (NY) Tides, 7:30pm Northfield Knights vs. Owatonna Aces, 7:30pm Wednesday, June 29

BASEBALL – Dundas Dukes vs. St. Louis Park, 7:30pm Northfield Knights vs. Kasson Coyotes, 7:30pm

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HAPPE N I NG S Check the Calendar-at-a-Glance for weekly happenings! WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 Traditional Irish Music Session 7-9pm

The Contented Cow A gathering of musicians and listeners in a relaxed, informal setting. Along with the music enjoy conversation, camaraderie and perhaps even a few Irish dance steps! THURSDAY, JUNE 2 Karaoke • 8pm

620 Grill Matt Arthur and Friends • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow A biweekly singer/songwriter showcase hosted by southern Minnesota’s most distinctive vocalist, featuring guest musicians from Northfield, the Twin Cities and beyond. Mark Mraz • 8:30-11pm

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 3 St. Olaf Reunion Weekend

St. Olaf This is the first of a three-day event. St. Olaf alumni gather for class reunions and other special events. There are weekend-long, ongoing shuttles, bringing guests back and forth from campus to other areas in Northfield. There is a Reunion Entertainment Tent on the Water Street parking lot across from the downtown post office, and the Northfield community is invited to join the festivities and reconnect with St. Olaf alumni. Cover band 32 Below will be playing the tent 9pm12:30am. Weekend admission: $5 button, available on site. Across the River: The Story of a Rivalry and Ytterboe the Dog: A Community Tale Showing • 8:30-10am

Viking Theater, St. Olaf St. Olaf history videos. Across the Cannon: The Story of a Rivalry is a video documentary produced by a St. Olaf student. It explores the rivalry and relationship between Carleton and St. Olaf colleges. Ytterboe the Dog: A Community Tale chronicles events surrounding the shooting of Ytterboe the Dog, the unofficial mascot of St. Olaf in the late 1950s. Occasional Jazz and Tango Orchestra • 5-8pm

The Contented Cow Mainstream classic jazz of Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck and others in the same style, and the Tango Orchestra. Exhibit Opening Reception: Honors Art • 7-9pm

Northfield Arts Guild See galleries page. Theater: I Do! I Do! • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page. Ray Coudret • 8-11:30pm

The Tavern Lounge Karaoke Honors Art exhibit: work by Soren Carlson-Donohoe.

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

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SATURDAY, JUNE 4

Chris Koza • 6-9:30pm

St. Olaf Reunion Weekend

The Contented Cow St. Olaf graduate and 2005 Minnesota Music Award Best New Act winner, returns to Northfield. “He’s got a voice that’s reminiscent of a young Paul Simon and his music comfortably rides the line between pop and folk, boasting immediately memorable music matched against image-rich lyrics.” – Joe Nickell, the Missoulian.

St. Olaf See June 3 description. Saturday is Ole Band Night in the tent with Storyhill, 8-9pm, Rogue Valley, 9:30-10:30pm and The Bratlanders, 11pm-12:30am. Weekend admission: $5 button, available on site. The St. Olaf Bookstore in Buntrock Commons will also be the site of a 16 Author Alumni event with signings and books for sale from 2 to 4pm.

Jivin’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing • 7-11pm

The Signature Bar and Grill, Faribault Acoustic swing, dancing, no cover.

Free Museum Tours • 10am-5pm

Northfield Historical Society Local history including the historic site of the 1876 James-Younger Gang bank raid. Riverwalk Market Fair: Season Opener • 9am-1pm

Cannon Riverwalk, Downtown Northfield Artists’ and farmers’ market along the Cannon River with many family friendly activities. June’s focus is just on kids! Events begin at 10am by the farmers’ market side. Tim Brown • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls A singer/songwriter whose album, North of North, received significant airplay throughout the Midwest and in the West. Brown has appeared as the opening act for Blood, Sweat and Tears and Iron Butterfly.

Theater: I Do! I Do! • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page. Jon Manners • 8-11:30pm

The Tavern Lounge Guitarist since 1957, Manners was voted Northfield’s Best Male Musician of 2009! DJ Music

Castle Rock and Roll • 9pm Rueb ‘N’ Stein 620 Grill

Jon Manners

SUNDAY, JUNE 5 St. Olaf Reunion Weekend

St. Olaf See June 3 description.

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MONDAY, JUNE 6

HAPPENINGS Tuesday, June 5, continued

Dine Out for River Bend Nature Center • 4-8pm

Jill Holly • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Superb vocals, stunning lyrics and fingers that do the rocking! You’ve heard her voice in commercial campaigns, on dozens of albums, on film and television and with Orphan Moon Orchestra. She’s shared stages across the United States with Grammy-winning performers including Shawn Mullins, Bonnie Raitt and Paul McCartney. Now you’ll walk away feeling as though you know her.

Boston’s Pizza, Faribault Dine at Boston’s tonight and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to River Bend! Multe • 7:30-10:30pm

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

Theater: I Do! I Do! • 2pm

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

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8

90th Birthday Party for Maggie Lee 7-8:30pm

The Grand Event Center Entertainment by Marilyn Sellars, guest appearance by Johnny Western, emcee Will Healy. Tickets: $10 at the Northfield Historical Society, or call 507/645-9268. 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.

Natural Beauty By Horseback

Northfield Senior Center See exhibits page. Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

The Contented Cow A gathering of musicians and listeners in a relaxed, informal setting. Along with the music, enjoy conversation, camaraderie and perhaps even a few Irish dance steps! The Lonelyhearts • 10-11pm

The Contented Cow Dewi Sant • 11pm-12am

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We offer: Boarding , Trail Rides , Riding Lessons, Pony Parties and Youth Camps

June Promotion Sign up for a 2-hour guided ride and get $30 off the regular price.

Exhibit Opening Reception • 4-6pm

Dakota Stables Horse Camp has the facilities and faculty to meet individual needs. Our camps are designed to provide a “hands on” experience for youth wanting to learn more about horses, horse care and riding technique.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 9

Jim Lenway • 5-7pm

Theater: I Do! I Do! • 7:30pm

620 Grill

The Contented Cow Inspired by the likes of The Byrds, The Beatles, James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel and John Denver, Lenway sings songs from the ’60s and ’70s accompanied by 6- and 12-string guitar. He slips in some contemporary covers a la Cities 97 and he sometimes solicits far more talented friends to join him.

Western Union • 8-10pm

Theater: I Do! I Do! • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page. Karaoke • 8pm

The Contented Cow

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page.

Ian Alexy • 8:30-11pm

The Tavern Lounge Singer/songwriter/guitarist Ian Alexy offers deft finger-picking, jazzy melodies and heart-warming tales of a well-traveled 20something-year-old. Groove Factory • 11pm-1am

The Contented Cow

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.”

FRIDAY, JUNE 10

Lonesome Dan Kase • 8-11:30pm

An Evening Out with Charlie Maguire 5pm

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

The Faribault American Legion Join the Rice County Historical Society for dinner, silent auction and entertainment by Charlie Maguire, Minnesota historian, folksong writer and musician. 5pm social hour, 6pm dinner, 7pm program and 8:30pm raffle drawing. Limited tickets are available. Call 507/332-2121 for more information.

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HAPPENINGS Friday, June 10, continued Brothers Burn Mountain 11pm-1am

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

MONDAY, JUNE 13 Multe • 7:30-10:30pm

The Contented Cow Great traditional Nordic music for your listening pleasure. TUESDAY, JUNE 14 Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 11

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

Riverwalk Market Fair • 9am-1pm

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15

Cannon Riverwalk, Downtown Northfield Artists’ and farmers’ market along the Cannon River with many family friendly activities, including free veggie plants for your garden. June’s focus is just on kids. Events begin at 10am by the farmers’ market side. Sogn Blanc & Sogn Blush Wine Release Party • 12-5pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Cannon River Winery is hosting the unveiling of the First Annual Sogn Series Artist Labels, Sogn Blanc and Sogn Blush wine bottling/release. Enjoy a fun-filled day at the winery and vineyard. Events for the day include bottling of Sogn Blanc and Sogn Blush wines, bottle autographing by artists Jill Ballard and Becky Jokela, newly bottled wine samples and free limo rides to and from the winery/vineyard, along with live music throughout the day!

Heritage Days • 6-11pm

Central Park, Faribault The first of a four-day event celebrating the past, present and future of Faribault! Opening ceremony (6pm), carnival at the park (5-11pm), Faribault High School Band concert (6:30pm) and teen night and talent show (8-11pm). Books and Stars: Pop Wagner • 6:30pm

Way Park A fascinating mixture of entertainment and education sprinkled with audience participation and a variety of folk instruments including fiddle, banjo, harmonica, jaw harp and guitar. All that, and he does lariat tricks, too! Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

treVeld • 5-8pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Theater: I Do! I Do! • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page. Art Vandalay • 8-11:30pm

The Tavern Lounge Americana/roots music. T.H.E. House Band 8:30pm

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. DJ Music

Castle Rock and Roll • 9pm Rueb ‘N’ Stein 620 Grill SUNDAY, JUNE 12 Brooke Ellis • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls 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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Pop Wagner

The Contented Cow A gathering of musicians and listeners in a relaxed, informal setting. Along with the music, enjoy conversation, camaraderie and perhaps even a few Irish dance steps! Alison Rae • 10pm-1am

The Contented Cow The Entertainment Guide’s No. 1 Musician 2010. 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. THURSDAY, JUNE 16 Heritage Days • 2-11pm

Faribault The second of a four-day event celebrating the past, present and future of Faribault! Amablue cheese history (2pm), historic library tour (2pm), mayor’s reception (time TBD), Stone House bus tour (7pm) and carnival at the park (5-11pm). Barb Piper • 5-7pm

The Contented Cow Modern folk, vocals/guitar with influences from Hoagy Carmichael, The Beatles and Bonnie Raitt to Susan Tedeschi, Brandi Carlile and Indigo Girls. Contributes her talents to the Entertainment Guide’s No. 1 Band pick 2009, Area 51; fronts the blues/rock band, Top Shelf and performs with a Faribault musical theater group at Paradise Center for the Arts.

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Sixth Annual Taste of Northfield • 5-10pm

Stone Soup • 8-10:30pm

Bridge Square This is the first of a two-day event. Live music and entertainment including the Northfield Community Band, James-Younger Gang bank raid re-enactment, $1 museum tours at the Northfield Historical Society and a special musical jam by members of The Big Wu and the Over & Back Band. Food vendors and a beer/wine tent.

The Contented Cow A hearty broth of rock and blues from a time when it hit you in the chest and lifted you straight up. Breathe the air, stir the pot, share the wine and start feeling fine!

Presentation: James vs. Ames – How the Two Visions Collided • 7:30-8:30pm

Karaoke

Northfield Historical Society Jesse James historian and author, TJ Stiles, will present. Oldies Sing-Along with Marc Reigel & Friends • 8-10pm

The Contented Cow Reigel returns for a taste of Northfield with Carleton Night Crawlers band-mate Barry Gillespie, Northfield High School Rock ‘N’ Rollers, Bonnie Jean Flom and more! Karaoke • 8pm

620 Grill Mark Mraz • 8:30-11pm

The Tavern Lounge Forget about life for awhile with the piano man. From Billy Joel to Kermit the Frog – Mraz tickles the ivories and entertains requests from the audience. FRIDAY, JUNE 17 Heritage Days • 2-11pm

Faribault The third of a four-day event celebrating the past, present and future of Faribault! Amablue cheese history (2pm), historic library tour (2pm), mayor’s reception (4:30pm), Stone House bus tour (7pm), carnival at the park (5-11pm) and Louie Anderson at the Paradise Center for the Arts (8pm). Occasional Jazz • 5-7pm

The Contented Cow Mainstream classic jazz of Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck and others in the same style. Sixth Annual Taste of Northfield • 5-10pm

Bridge Square This is the second of a two-day event. Live music and entertainment plus food vendors and a beer/wine tent. Exhibit Opening Reception: Jaclyn Garlock and Shelley Cords-Swanson • 5-7pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See galleries page. Relativity • 8-11:30pm

The Tavern Lounge Voted one of Northfield’s best bands, this trio plays music from popular artists such as Missy Higgins and the Avett Brothers as well as classic rock tunes by bands like Fleetwood Mac and John Mellencamp, and covers like Indigo Girls, Damien Rice and Sarah McLachlan. Sit back and enjoy the power harmonies of twin sisters Linda Wilson and Sandy Jensen (who also add mandolin, harmonica and percussion), and solid guitar and bluesy vocals by Toby Jensen.

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Diggins Anton Jennings • 9pm onward

620 Grill Songs of the Sizzling Eggheads and other jazz rock dance tunes. Rueb ‘N’ Stein • 9pm Castle Rock and Roll • 9pm Jesse James Lanes • 10pm SATURDAY, JUNE 18 Heritage Days • 6am-12am

Faribault This is the last of a four-day event celebrating the past, present and future of Faribault! Farmer’s market (6am-12pm), all-city garage sale, kids’ fishing contest (9-11am), strawberry shortcake and cathedral tours (9am-2pm), Historic Alexander Faribault House tours (10am-2pm), rugby tourney (11am), soap box derby (11am), carnival at the park (12pm-12am), Stone House bus tour (1pm), live music by Barb Piper (12:30-1:30pm), Four on the Floor (1:45-3:45pm) and Jivan’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing (4-5pm), Neos competition (1-3pm), kid’s fun run (5:45pm), grand parade (6:30pm) and dance and beer garden (8pm-12am). Riverwalk Market Fair • 9am-1pm

Cannon Riverwalk, Downtown Northfield Artists’ and farmers’ market along the Cannon River with many family friendly activities including Kids’ Story Circle. June’s focus is just on kids! Events begin at 10am by the farmers’ market side. Andrew Walesch • 2-5pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Blues and jazz. Mike Midwestern • 5-7pm

The Contented Cow Polka • 6:30-8pm

Castle Rock and Roll, Castle Rock Jivin’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing • 7-11pm

The Signature Bar and Grill, Faribault Acoustic swing, dancing, no cover. Poetry and Sweet Jazz • 7:30pm

Northfield Public Library This program will include Brazilian music and the first performance of settings of Edward Lear poems by Peter Webb. Sweet Jazz is: Christina Schwietz (vocals); Webb (keyboard); David Miller (drums, flugelhorn, melodica) and Muriel Carpenter (bass). Free. Sasha Mercedes • 8-11:30pm

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

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Sixth Annual Scandinavian Midsommar • 5:30pm

HAPPENINGS Saturday, June 18, continued Northfield Truckers Union • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow A one-night-only rock show event featuring an all-star assembly of Northfield musicians: Michael Anderson, Miki Beavis, Don and Doug Bratland, Mark Breitinger, Dave Drentlaw and a host of special guests performing the music of the Drive-By Truckers. C’mon down for a wild night of Southern-fried country rock, blues and R&B as we pay tribute to a band of critics have called “the best, smartest and most soulful hard rock band to emerge in a very long time.” DJ Music

Castle Rock and Roll • 9pm Rueb ‘N’ Stein 620 Grill SUNDAY, JUNE 19 The Over and Back Band • 10am

Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour, Faribault Performance in conjunction with Heritage Days Ecumenical Gospel Service. Fiddle-oriented, high-energy, Americana and gypsy-style music. Mancini’s Levee Red Wine Release • 12-5pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Enjoy a relaxing Father’s Day sipping a glass of Mancini’s Levee Red in a unique atmosphere while enjoying free live music by The Average Janes from 2-5pm.

Save the Date!

Way Park Informal picnicking, wreath making and other family friendly activities. Nordic-style hot dogs and ice cream will be available for purchase. The Singing Strings, a youth fiddling group from the Evergreen School of Performing Arts in Edina, will perform at 6:30pm, followed by a midsommar processional and raising of the maypole at 7pm. The event continues with songs and dances, games and more live Nordic music by Hütenänny and Friends. The event is hosted by the Friends of Way Park, Northfield Swedish Club, and Sons of Norway. Bring your lawn chair. In case of rain, the celebration will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church. 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. MONDAY, JUNE 20 Multe • 7:30-10:30pm

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

Get to Know us! Join us on Bridge Square, July 28, 5-7 pm

Live Broadcast! • Event emcee is KARE 11’s Tim McNiff • Entertainment by the Northfield Youth Choirs and the Laura Baker Choir • Food and fun!

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The Morning The Wayne Show Eddy Affair with Jeff Johnson

Weekdays, 6-9 a.m.

Weekdays, 9-11 a.m.

Townie Radio

After School Special

All-Wheel Drive

KYMN News & Info.

with Tim Freeland

with Kevin Krein

with Jessica Paxton

with Scott Peterson

Weekdays, 12-3 p.m.

Weekdays, 3-4 p.m.

Weekdays, 4-6 p.m.

6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 12:00, 3:00, 5:00

The Quest

Economy Talk

The Unexpected Caregiver

with Todd Thompson

NEW Show!

Real Talk

with Marcy Mannis & Teri Knight

Mondays, 11 a.m.

Art Zany

Law Review

with David Hvistendahl

with Terri Lindgren

Wednesdays, 11 a.m.

Tuesdays, 6-6:30 p.m.

Tech Talk

with Paula Granquist

with Tim and Adam

Fridays, 9-9:30 a.m.

Fridays, 11-11:30 a.m. Sundays, 5:30-6 p.m.

Raider Wrap with Dusty Budd

Saturdays, 10 a.m.

with David Bly

Wednesdays, 6 p.m.

Keymn Radio with Kevin and kids from the Key

Saturdays, 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.

with Kari Berit

Thursdays, 6-6:30 p.m.

Thursdays, 11 a.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.

Sunday Mornings

with Dan Freeman

6-11 a.m.

Broadcasting Dundas Dukes home games all season! JUNE 2011

Kid Talk

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Fine Tune with Wendy Nordquist

Sundays, 6-7 p.m.

The Long Way Home with Will Healy

Sundays, 7-9 p.m.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 21

Books and Stars: T.H.E. House Band • 6:30pm

Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30pm

Memorial Pool A real townie rock band of Tom Teorey, Jim Hautman and Mark Ekeren will rock the pool! Free pool admission tonight.

The Contented Cow Every Tuesday night show up with your unplugged instrument of choice and jam – or just show up and listen! Summer Solstice Sunset Stroll • 9-10pm

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault Head out on a hike just as the sun is setting on the longest day of the year. Join in the fun and search to see what else is out and about. Be ready to use all your senses, including your night vision, and wander the prairie and forest. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 Junebug Music Festival

The Contented Cow Optimum Trajectory • 5-6:30pm Twin Cities-based jazz quintet doing innovative, exciting renditions of jazz standards and original music – and they donate their tips to area charities, so show your appreciation. Margo Breivik (bass), Tim McNamara (guitar), Garth Anderson (drums), Ann Potter (vocals), Ira Adelman (sax), Steve Hillson (brass). Big Strong Men • 8-9:30pm Minnesota homegrown boys with one common goal: rock and roll. Their style varies from train-beat driven country and soulful gospel to reggae and blues, but it’s all got their distinct mark on it, with intricate lyrics, vocal harmonies and excellent – but not overbearing – musicality. God Save Norman • 11pm-1am

Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

The Contented Cow A gathering of musicians and listeners in a relaxed, informal setting. Along with the music, enjoy conversation, camaraderie and perhaps even a few Irish dance steps! THURSDAY, JUNE 23 Junebug Music Festival

The Contented Cow Sweet Jazz • 5-7pm Christina Schwietz (vocals); Peter Webb (keyboard); David Miller (drums, flugelhorn, melodica) and Muriel Carpenter (bass). The name says it all! Counterfactuals • 8-10:30pm The Entertainment Guide’s 2010 Band of the Year! Jason Decker (guitar), Dan Groll (vocals, songwriter, guitar and drums) are both philosophy professors at Carleton. A counterfactual is a conditional sentence of the form “If it had been that p, it would have been that q.” Dan had a band in Chicago of the same name, and so asked if he could keep it for this one. They said “no.” Influences include Elvis Costello, The Beach Boys, Willie Nelson, The Walkmen, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, M. Ward, Slayer and Sergie Rachmaninoff. Happenings/June Bug continued on page 30

Friday, June 10th Faribault American Legion 112 5th Street Northeast, Faribault, MN

Social hour at 5pm Dinner at 6 Show starts at 7 Tickets, $25

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Fourth Annual Music Issue! Welcome

to the

To the music makers among us: you keep our toes tapping, our fingers snapping, smiles on our lips and, always….. songs in our hearts. We raise a glass to you.

To find out where several of these music makers are making music in June, see the Gig Calendar on page 39.

Acoustic Jam started gathering in 2007 Began when John Hiscox and Chris Moen – Northern Roots Session – took a bluegrass break and wanted more. Stop by the Cow on Tuesday nights and hear music from Bob Dylan to John Prine to Pink Floyd. Call out the key, and go – on guitars, fiddles, banjoes, mandolins, ukuleles, maracas – even a bodhran Irish drum. Did You Know? Don’t have an instrument? We bet someone will lend you one. That’s the Tuesday night acoustic jam session way.

Randall Ferguson classical guitar, flamenco guitar, renaissance lute rferguson@charter.net Studied with Michael Hauser, John Duarte and Carlos Barbosa-Lima, performed in Madrid and Mexico City, and on Mexican National Television. He teaches at the Farmington schools and at the Graduate School of Hamline University. Randall’s played more than 200 weddings, with the Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra, at Riverwalk Market Fair, and around Minnesota. His performances span 500 years of guitar music, and range from Renaissance court music to Spanish flamenco. He uses several instruments, from Renaissance lute and vihuela to present-day guitars. Did You Know? Randall’s guitars date from 1785 to present. In 2006, Acoustic Guitar Magazine did a feature about his collection!

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Taylor Baggett singer/songwriter • www.taylorbaggett.com Majored in vocal performance at St Olaf, sang in opera and was a soloist in the St Olaf Choir; been writing and performing since age 15. His “blue-eyed soul” is reminiscent of old-school soul with a new-school groove that stays true to his roots. Taylor has performed nationwide with artists like Johnny Lang, Eric Halter and Tyler Hilton. Did You Know? Taylor is a member of the professional vocal band InPulse, which has opened for names like Huey Lewis, Grand Funk Railroad and Uncle Kracker.

Mark Breitinger pop/rock and Americana-roots music www.myspace.com/markbreitinger New Jersey native who came to Northfield by way of Santa Fe. Played in a number of bands through the years, and is a mainstay of the Acoustic Jam session. He performs solo, as half of Mark and Alec (with Alec Knutson), and as a stunt double for bands who find themselves one member short of a gig. Did You Know? Mark’s putting together a Farewell to Northfield event with an all-star lineup playing under the name of the Northfield Truckers Union. Join them at the Cow on June 18, and wish Mark good travels.

Lonesome Dan Kase traditional finger-pickin’ blues www.lonesomedan.com Young Dan first heard artists like Reverend Gary Davis and Robert Johnson on radio, and got hooked on the country blues. Like many blues players, he travelled the country busking on street corners; in Denver he met Johnny Long, whose deeply distinctive singing and guitar-picking style is a big influence still. He formed the Crush Collision Trio with Matt Yetter and Mikkel Beckman, and performs his unique finger-picking style and dynamic vocals in Minnesota and beyond. Did You Know? Catch a performance and learn interesting tidbits about artists like Blind Lemon Jefferson and Funny Papa Smith.

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Laura MacKenzie celtic music wizard • www.lauramackenzie.com Classically trained, but traditional music-immersed. Laura performs and teaches music from Ireland, Scotland, Nova Scotia, France and Galicia on instruments including flute, whistles, bagpipes, concertina and voice. She’s performed with notables like Frank McCourt (Angela’s Ashes), TR Knight (Grey’s Anatomy) and Kate McMahon (Riverdance). She’s received numerous awards and honors. Did You Know? Laura worked on A Prairie Home Companion, and in a folk instrumentbuilding business, partnered a rare music import business, and toiled happily in the archives of University of Edinburgh. Happily for us, the role of performer won out.

Jon Manners voted Entertainment Guide’s Best in 2009! www.jonmanners.com I continue to gig. About to integrate a looping station into my setup, allowing me to play saxophone – this could get interesting. I’ve downsized, upgraded; lightweight and better-sounding. Miniatured my stompbox as well. Yes, I’m taking this lightening-my-load thing about as far as I can. I’ve even shaved my head. Did You Know? By the time this issue hits the stands, I could have my new CD out. It’s fully realized, recorded on 24 channels. Local great Steve Jennings provides percussion. I play everything else.

David K Miller the afternoon pianist • musicmanmiller@charter.net Enjoying Northfield’s music since 2008 – and using his piano to join the fun! David’s performed with I Cantanti and Le Donne Cantanti, church groups and at the Northfield Retirement Community. He joined forces with Richard Collman for a program of classical keyboard duets – see them at Bethel Lutheran Church on July 20, as part of the Noontime Organ series. Farm raised, David was an accompanist and repetiteur for the Fargo/Moorhead Opera while in college, then lived in Oregon where he taught music. Did You Know? The Afternoon Pianist provides elegant piano ambience for weddings, dining and business events. JUNE 2011

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Northfield Trombones founded in 1990 • niemisto@stolaf.edu Northfield Trombones was founded to play for community celebrations. Our first gigs were part of ceremonies for new construction at Three Links and the Northfield Retirement Center. We’ve played for the Central Park Beautification and the Northfield Arts Guild; in 2007 for the International Moravian Women’s Conference in Northfield, and we play annually for the Northfield Winter Walk. Contact can be made through the director, Paul Niemisto.

Wendy Smith voted Northfield’s best (the Zillionaires) in 2008! singingcatrecords@gmail.com Sing, write, play, design, solo, band. Theater, bar, party, club, basement, field, porch, café. Hire her to write you a song.

Castle Rock N Roll Bar & Grill 6th Annual Motorcycle Run Saturday, August 27, 2011 A 150-mile fundraiser run that benefits a child with cancer

Registration begins at 8:30 am

Castle Rock N n Roll Bar & Grill 7798 Chippendale Ave. Castle Rock, MN 507-645-0676

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Trial Rental Program Violin • Trumpet • Saxophone • Flute Clarinet • Trombone • Drum Kits

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Love to Sing? Join the NYC for our 25th anniversary season! Singing opportunities available for grades K through high school • Choir placement and registration for grades 2 and up will be held Tue., Aug. 16th, 4-8 pm at Bethel Lutheran Church (1321 North Ave.) • No appointment necessary, but both singer(s) and parent are asked to attend • All children, regardless of experience, are welcome! • Concert season is Sept. to May with weekly Monday rehearsals • Concerts, retreats and tours (grade 4 & up) • Singers in grades K-1 may participate in Poco: A Music Experience which helps children find their voices and their confidence through singing games, movement and vocal play. Two six-week sessions are available and registration is by mail. After School Program available for K-5 with bus transportation provided from Bridgewater, Greenvale & Sibley Scholarships are available! All forms can be found on our website

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Ameriikan Poijat boys of America • www.ameriikanpoijat.org Finnish-American brass septet. Made up of Midwesterners, some of Finnish descent, we play old Finnish brass band music and newer compositions. Our main inspiration: friends and colleagues in Finland who keep the tradition alive and generously share their music with us. Did You Know? Poijat has played in: an ice arena, fishing boats on the Perhojoki River in Finland, an abandoned mine, a McDonnell-Douglas plant, a Wisconsin cow pasture, a barn and a one-room schoolhouse. We also play in many fine concert halls.

Jeff Ray east-meets-west bluesy Americana www.jeffraymusic.com Playing Northfield for five years, usually the Tavern Lounge. My music is “foot-stomping slide guitar folk-blues with a touch of East Indian influence.” I don’t really know what that is, but you’ll get a good idea when you hear it. Local inspirations: Spider John Koerner, Charlie Parr, Steve Kaul of the Brass Kings, Lonesome Dan Kase, Pat Donohoe and Cam Waters. Minnesota has some of the best songwriter/ guitarists around! Did you know? In 2010 I represented Minnesota with harmonic player Harold Tremblay at the International Blues Challenge (they won first place in the Road to Memphis competition).

Peter Diggins singer/guitarist • peter@flyingpanproductions.com Electric guitar sing-a-longs. Combos include: Free Range Mint, Diggins Anton Jennings, Organic Banana, Sizzling Eggheads, Jellystone Yogi, Prefab 4Modular. “Having a lively 2011; thanks to all Northfield and TC-area friends.”

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Elinor Niemisto life-long harpist • niemiste@stolaf.edu I have played the harp just about all my life; there is no other instrument that looks as good, sounds as beautiful and is as much fun to play. A harpist can play alone, at church, with an orchestra, band or choir; accompany singers, participate in weddings and parties, and soothe people to sleep. The only thing better than playing the harp is teaching others to play, which I do nearly every day. Did You Know? Elinor has performed with the Northfield Youth Choirs and as a trained Suzuki teacher, taught a number of students; she has also played “sleepytime” music at NYC retreats to lull the campers to sleep!

Toaster Fork! alt-country to rock and roll www.toasterfork.com Born from a bad idea, nursed on tasty riffs and educated by rock and roll masters Richards, Roth, Cash, Entwhistle and Clifford. The air is our canvas and we paint with big sound. From alt-country to straight-up power-chord rock, we bring energetic all-original rock and roll to those who enjoy raising their lighters in salute to a great time. Toaster Fork! is: Dan Mills, Mark Hovey, Tom Keefe, Jay Thrall and Chris Ash.

Scandium fresh take on Scandinavian folk music www.scandium-music.com Putting a new twist on traditional Scandinavian folk music. They often begin with a Nordic folk tune but soon find themselves coloring outside the lines, allowing other folk influences to infuse their arrangements. Scandium is: Amy Boxrud (vocals, fiddle), Les LaCroix (guitar, vocals), Glenn Lee (accordion), Gordon Oschwald (bass) and Anna Lisa Rustad (fiddle, vocals). They play special events, weddings and the occasional music festival. Did You Know? Scandium will be at the Nisswa-stamman Scandinavian Folk Music Festival on June 11 in Nisswa, Minnesota, and at Nordic Fest on July 30, in Decorah, Iowa. You can also find them at the Cow. 22 NEG@northfieldguide.com

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Northfield Youth Choirs began in 1986 www.northfieldyouthchoirs.org Twenty-five years and going strong! Singers enjoy weekly rehearsals, twice-yearly retreats, area performances and tours. The NYC promotes generosity, gratitude, mutual respect and enjoyment, while working at the highest level of musical artistry. I love sharing awesome music with the new people I meet on tour each year. ~ Beth C

My favorite thing is getting to sing fun songs and going to new places with my friends. ~ Claire L

I think this is one of the best opportunities to pursue my gift and become more talented. ~ Jonah B

Optimum Trajectory jazz sextet • www.optimum-trajectory-jazz.com Ira Adelman (alto, tenor sax), Garth Anderson (drums), Margo Breivik (bass), Steve Hilson (trumpet, fugelhorn), Tim McNamera (guitar) and Ann Potter (vocals). We play two or three gigs a month and have our first CD: jazz standards, a few not-so-standards and some originals. The Cow is one of our favorite venues. Did You Know? Many of our gigs are fundraisers for local charities – all tips are passed straight to them.

Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra Classical music and beyond • www.cvrorchestra.org Part of the Northfield Arts Guild family and draws its members from the south metro area. Each year they perform a repertoire of concerts that include classical symphonic works, compositions by area composers, children’s concerts, festivals and balls. They’ve performed with vocal soloists, choral ensembles, the Cannon Valley Youth Orchestra and a bluegrass ensemble. Did You Know? CVRO has a regular season schedule at the Paradise Center in Faribault and the Sheldon Theater in Red Wing.

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Manitou Regimental Brass Band civil war-era brass music www.vintagebandfestival.org/manitau-regimental brass-band Made up of St. Olaf college students. They’ve converted their Scandinavian-style into a revival of the brass field bands that played during the War Between the States, and added a rope tension drum. For the war’s 150th anniversary, they’re appearing at concerts, re-enactments and festivals. They’ve performed at the Fort Snelling Minnesota Historical Society Civil War Conference, the Northfield Library Centennial and at St Olaf. In July they’ll play at the grand opening of the Minnesota Historical Society Civil War exhibit, at Fort Ripley.

Beguine Bros. Old-Time Country and Western Revue, Ltd. eclectic country-folk, Americana, rock and roots music www.myspace.com/beguinebros The name says it all, really. Featuring members of the award-winning Urban Hillbilly Quartet, Po’Boy Local 151, Romantica, the House of Mercy Band and many other groups. Look for us at the Cow!

Traditional Irish Jam **new at the Cow, Wednesdays at 7pm** www.lauramackenzie.com; Laura at 507/301-3444 Irish music lovers – players and listeners alike – come to enjoy jigs, reels, hornpipes, dance tunes and songs. All traditional Irish instruments, from fiddles and flutes to whistles, accordions, banjos, guitars and bodhran, are welcome. Conversation, camaraderie and a few Irish dance steps are all integral to the fun. And the Cow is a most lovely setting.

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Richard Collman cannot remember not playing the keyboard rkcollman@mas.com Learned piano from his mother, the pipe organ in college, and now challenges his coordination with the Celtic harp. A retired United Methodist minister, he plays organ at the First English Lutheran Church, teaches pipe organ to kids and adults, and is the creator of the Northfield Noontime Organ Recitals. An arts promoter, he’s president of the Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra board, has served on the Mayor’s Arts and Culture Committee and is active in Rotary where – you guessed it – he leads songs and plays piano.

Gary Rue performer and composer • www.garyrue.com Performer and composer whose been playing music for audiences since the ‘60s; began with town halls in the Midwest, graduated to East Coast “tent” tours including Carnegie Hall in NYC (as music director and duet partner for Gene Pitney), and on to far flung points in Canada and the Caribbean. Early on, Gary began writing music, and has had some of his songs recorded by Nick Lowe, Helen Reddy and many others. Did You Know? Gary has authored numerous scores for music theater, including the Stinky Cheese Man, which toured the US and China in 2005-2006 with the Dallas Children’s Theater. He is a 2010 Minnesota Music Hall of Fame inductee, a touring musician and educator.

The Vintage Band Festival vintagebandfestival.org vintagebandfestival@gmail.org In 2006 a festival was held in Northfield that brought the music of the past alive and attracted 10,000 people. In 2010 it happened again, and featured 25 bands playing 100 concerts, drawing musicians – and audiences – from across the globe. From Aug. 1-4, 2013, the Vintage Band Festival returns. This internationally acclaimed celebration honors the music and instruments of a bygone era, and showcases vintage-style bands in outdoor locations throughout Northfield, with most band members playing in historic costume.Watch for updates on the event that’s becoming a Northfield tradition, in future issues of the Northfield Entertainment Guide. JUNE 2011

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MONDAY

EVERY SUNDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

1 Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

The Contented Cow

EVERY MONDAY

EVERY TUESDAY

EVERY WEDNESDAY

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

The Contented Cow

The Tavern Lounge Spanglish • 7:30-9pm

The Contented Cow

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St. Olaf Reunion Weekend

Dine Out for River Bend Nature Center • 4-8pm

Acoustic Jam Session 7:30pm, The Contented Cow

Exhibit Opening Reception 4-6pm

Jill Holly • 1-4pm, Cannon

River Winery, Cannon Falls Theater: I Do! I Do! • 2pm

Paradise Center, Faribault

Boston’s Pizza, Faribault

Northfield Senior Center

Multe • 7:30-10:30pm

Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm, The Cow The Lonelyhearts 10-11pm, Contented Cow Dewi Sant • 11pm-12am

The Contented Cow

90th Birthday Party for Maggie Lee • 7-8:30pm

The Grand Event Center

The Contented Cow

Northern Roots Session 7:30pm, The Contented Cow

Carleton Bookstore Summer Sale! The Northfield Downtown Development Corp. and Northfield Historical Society wish to remind you that Studio Elements and Reboot Computers are...

Open For Business. There might be some big trucks or large tools in front of the block due to the Scriver Building Accessibility Project, however, Reboot Computers, Studio Elements, and the Historical Society Shop are all eager to serve you.

Stock up on Carleton summer gear and great beach reading, and save!

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St. Olaf Reunion Weekend Across the River: The Story of a Rivalry and Ytterboe the Dog: A Community Tale Showing • 8:30-10am

St. Olaf Reunion Weekend Free Museum Tours • 10am-5pm

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

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

Viking Theater, St. Olaf Occasional Jazz and Tango Orchestra 5-8pm, The Contented Cow Exhibit Opening Reception: Honors Art • 7-9pm, Northfield Arts Guild Theater: I Do! I Do! • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Ray Coudret • 8-11:30pm, The Tavern Karaoke, Rueb ‘N’ Stein • 9pm Castle Rock and Roll • 9pm Jesse James Lanes • 10pm EVERY FRIDAY Karaoke – Rueb & Castle Rock at 9

Northfield Historical Society Riverwalk Market Fair: Season Opener • 9am-1pm, Cannon

Riverwalk, Downtown Northfield Tim Brown • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Chris Koza • 6-9:30pm, Contented Cow Jivin’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing 7-11pm

The Signature Bar and Grill, Faribault Theater: I Do! I Do! • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Jon Manners • 8-11:30pm, The Tavern DJ Music, Castle Rock and Roll • 9pm Rueb ‘N’ Stein, 620 Grill

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An Evening Out with Charlie Maguire 5pm, The Faribault American Legion

Riverwalk Market Fair • 9am-1pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Karaoke • 8pm, 620 Grill Western Union • 8-10pm, The Cow Ian Alexy • 8:30-11pm, Tavern Lounge Groove Factory • 11pm-1am, The Cow

Jim Lenway • 5-7pm, Contented Cow Theater: I Do! I Do! • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Area 51 • 8-11pm, The Contented Cow Lonesome Dan Kase • 8-11:30pm

The Tavern Lounge Karaoke, Rueb ‘N’ Stein • 9pm Castle Rock and Roll • 9pm Jesse James Lanes • 10pm Brothers Burn Mountain • 11pm-1am

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Cannon Riverwalk, Downtown Northfield Sogn Blanc & Sogn Blush Wine Release Party • 12-5pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls treVeld • 5-8pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Theater: I Do! I Do! • 7:30pm

Paradise Center, Faribault Art Vandalay • 8-11:30pm

The Tavern Lounge T.H.E. House Band • 8:30pm

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Heritage Days • 6-11pm

Cannon River Winery

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Acoustic Jam Session 7:30pm, The Contented Cow

Northern Roots Session 7:30pm, The Contented Cow EVERY SUNDAY

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Politics and a Pint • 6pm

Jingo • 7pm

Cribbage • 7pm

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Castle Rock and Roll

Quiz Night • 8pm

Castle Rock and Roll Euchre Tournament • 8pm

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The Tavern Lounge Spanglish • 7:30-9pm

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Central Park, Faribault Books and Stars: Pop Wagner • 6:30pm, Way Park Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

The Contented Cow Alison Rae • 10pm-1am

The Contented Cow EVERY WEDNESDAY Euchre • 7pm

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Acoustic Jam Session 7:30pm, The Contented Cow Summer Solstice Sunset Stroll • 9-10pm, River Bend

Junebug Music Festival

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Merciful Saviour, Faribault Mancini’s Levee Red Wine Release • 12-5pm

The Contented Cow Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm, The Cow

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Garden Tour • 11am-4pm Wine and Art Crawl 12-5pm, The Trail Wineries Theater: Best of Broadway and Film • 2pm, Paradise

Multe • 7:30-10:30pm

Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Movie Showing 7pm, Bethel Church Acoustic Jam Session 7:30pm, The Contented Cow

Theater: Young People’s Theater Workshop Performances • 5:30pm

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Center for the Arts, Faribault Andrew Walesch • 2-5pm

Cannon River Winery Northern Roots Session 7:30pm, The Contented Cow

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Odd Fellow’s Park Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm, The Cow

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Barb Piper • 5-7pm, Contented Cow Sixth Annual Taste of Northfield 5-10pm, Bridge Square Presentation: James vs. Ames – How the Two Visions Collided • 7:308:30pm, Northfield Historical Society Oldies Sing-Along with Marc Reigel & Friends • 8-10pm, The Contented Cow

Occasional Jazz • 5-7pm, The Cow Sixth Annual Taste of Northfield 5-10pm, Bridge Square Exhibit Opening Reception: Jaclyn Garlock and Shelley Cords-Swanson 5-7pm

Heritage Days • 6am-12am, Faribault Riverwalk Market Fair • 9am-1pm

Karaoke • 8pm, 620 Grill Mark Mraz • 8:30-11pm, The Tavern

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Relativity • 8-11:30pm, Tavern Lounge Stone Soup • 8-10:30pm, The Cow Diggins Anton Jennings • 9pm onward, 620 Grill Karaoke, Rueb ‘N’ Stein • 9pm

Castle Rock and Roll • 9pm Jesse James Lanes • 10pm

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

Cannon Riverwalk, Downtown Northfield Andrew Walesch • 2-5pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Mike Midwestern • 5-7pm, The Cow Polka • 6:30-8pm

Castle Rock and Roll, Castle Rock Jivin’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing 7-11pm

The Signature Bar and Grill, Faribault Poetry and Sweet Jazz • 7:30pm

Northfield Public Library Sasha Mercedes • 8-11:30pm

The Tavern Lounge Northfield Truckers Union • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow DJ Music, Castle Rock and Roll • 9pm Rueb ‘N’ Stein, 620 Grill EVERY FRIDAY

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Celebrate Dundas • 5:30pm, Dundas

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

Jacob Hendrick and Ah-Hem 8-11:30pm, The Tavern Lounge Karaoke, Rueb ‘N’ Stein • 9pm Castle Rock and Roll • 9pm Jesse James Lanes • 10pm

The Contented Cow Celebrate Dundas • 8am-6pm, Dundas Garden Tour • 10am-4pm Wine and Art Crawl • 12-5pm

The Trail Wineries Exhibit Opening Reception: Art in Bloom • 1-3pm, Northfield Arts Guild The Average Janes • 2-5pm

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Northfield Arts Guild Theater Western Union • 8-10pm, The Cow Karaoke • 8pm, 620 Grill

Your Friends and Family • 8-11:30pm

The Tavern Lounge DJ Music, Castle Rock and Roll • 9pm, Rueb ‘N’ Stein, 620 Grill

Marv Gohman • 8:30-11pm

The Tavern Lounge Rice County Roosters • 10pm-1am

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HAPPENINGS Thursday, June 23, continued

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Junebug Music Festival (at the Contented Cow continued) Fish Frye • 11pm-12:30am Mankato-based duo featuring a Neil Young-sounding Joe Tougas and the gorgeous-voiced Ann Fee. Eclectic pop from Etta James to KISS – five decades of music delivered so you can hear the band and the person next to you. Jivin’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing • 7pm

Central Park, Faribault Acoustic swing. Karaoke • 8pm

620 Grill Alison Rae • 8:30-11pm

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Area 51 • 9-10:30pm 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.” RCAs • 11pm-1am 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. Celebrate Dundas • 5:30pm

Dundas This is the first of a two-day event. The city celebration begins Friday evening with The Dundas Dukes Kid’s Baseball Clinic at 5:30pm before the Dundas Dukes game. Jacob Hendrick and Ah-Hem • 8-11:30pm

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

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

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SATURDAY, JUNE 25 Riverwalk Market Fair • 9am-1pm

Cannon Riverwalk, Downtown Northfield Artists’ and farmers’ market along the Cannon River with many family friendly activities including Kids Making Art. June’s focus is just on kids. Events begin at 10am by the farmers’ market side. Junebug Music Festival

The Contented Cow Carey Langer • 1-2:30pm A solo artist covering six decades and seven styles of music. From The Everly Brothers and Frank Sinatra, to Rick Springfield, Dave Matthews and Jimmy Eat World, plus original music. Marty Anderson & the Goods • 3-4:30pm 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. Shoot Lucy • 5-6:30pm Taylor Baggott Blues Band • 7-8:30pm Taylor Baggott’s golden voice is a beautiful instrument. Classically trained in opera and musical theater, he can adapt to any style. Beguine Brothers • 9-10:30pm Billed as an old-time country and western revue with smatterings of the Urban Hillbilly Quintet, among others. Gospel Gossip • 11pm-1am Voted Best Band by City Pages – “Drawing an old-souled pop awareness they must have accrued in their past lives, these wunderkinds have made a high-wattage debut that harkens to the finer, headier days when brainiacs like the Velvet Underground and New Order were called party music.”

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HAPPENINGS Saturday, June 25, continued Celebrate Dundas • 8am-6pm

Dundas This is the second of a two-day event. Family Fun Bike Ride with bike decorating for the kids, a pancake breakfast, kid’s carnival, dog activities, ArtOrg steam roller print making, live music from The Mark Cameron Band, Martin Anderson & the Goods and All Jampt Up, a car show and a one-day museum. A street dance with music by 8th Street kicks off at 8pm. Garden Tour • 10am-4pm

In conjunction with Art in Bloom. Flowers and fine art. Six delightful, distinctive gardens with artists at each garden creating art amid the fragrant flora and foliage. Tickets: $10 and available at Knecht’s Landscaping, eco gardens, Present Perfect and the Northfield Arts Guild.

640 Water St. So. (River Park Mall) Northfield, MN • 507-645-4068

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 www.northfielddance.com

Wine and Art Crawl • 12-5pm

The Trail Wineries This is the first of a two-day event. The Trail Wineries will be hosting a fabulous day of wine sampling while viewing magnificent artwork from a variety of local artists. Be sure to visit all the wineries on the trail and get your passport stamped as you complete a wine tasting. Turn in all completed passports for a drawing to be held in December. Exhibit Opening Reception: Art in Bloom • 1-3pm

Northfield Arts Guild See galleries page.

Sunday-Wednesday: 5am-11pm Thursday-Saturday: 24 Hours Breakfast all day. Dinner specials every evening.

Free Wi-Fi 1401 Riverview Drive, Northfield • 507-645-4830

Be Local... Eat Local Check us out at the 6th Annual Taste of Northfield on Bridge Square!

503 Division Street 645-6691 • Ruebnstein.com

June 16th & 17th, 5-10pm

116 3rd Street West 645-7886

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The Average Janes • 2-5pm

DJ Music

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls

Castle Rock and Roll • 9pm Rueb ‘N’ Stein 620 Grill

Theater: Best of Broadway and Film • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page. Your Friends and Family • 8-11:30pm

The Tavern Lounge Folk pop. Just some handsome guys and some beautiful women playing music together: Monica Haynes (piano), Travis Kath (vocals, guitar), Kevin Stanke (bass, harmonica) and Allie Savella (ukulele).

SUNDAY, JUNE 26 Garden Tour • 11am-4pm

This is the second of a two-day event. See June 25 description. Wine and Art Crawl • 12-5pm

The Trail Wineries This is the second of a two-day event. See June 25 description. Theater: Best of Broadway and Film • 2pm

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Books and Stars: Gypsy Mania • 6:30pm

HAPPENINGS Sunday, June 26, continued

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Blues and jazz.

Odd Fellow’s Park A spontaneous, vivid performance by some of Minnesota’s most stellar gypsy-jazz artists, played in the Django Reinhardt French swing tradition of the 1930s.

Northern Roots Session • 7:30pm

Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

Andrew Walesch • 2-5pm

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.

The Contented Cow A gathering of musicians and listeners in a relaxed, informal setting. Along with the music, enjoy conversation, camaraderie and perhaps even a few Irish dance steps!

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THURSDAY, JUNE 30

Multe • 7:30-10:30pm

Theater: Young People’s Theater Workshop Performances 5:30pm

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

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

TUESDAY, JUNE 28 Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Movie Showing • 7pm

Bethel Lutheran Church In the film, Arna’s Children, Jewish Israeli woman sets up a theater for Arab children in the West Bank city of Jenin. This is the first in a three-movie summer Holy Land Film Fest. Free. 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! WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 Theater: Young People’s Theater Workshop Performances 5:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

Western Union • 8-10pm

The Contented Cow Karaoke • 8pm

620 Grill Marv Gohman • 8:30-11pm

The Tavern Lounge Out of the Great North Woods of suburban Minneapolis/St. Paul, comes a swaggering, foot-stompin’, heart-pumpin’ minstrel, laying waste to any instrument that comes within ten fingers of his sweaty reach. Furious fiddle and madcap mandolin struggle to punch holes in steel and guitars. Wailing harp winds up breathing hard. Rice County Roosters • 10pm-1am

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Two 3-week sessions June 14th through 30th AND/OR July 12th through 28th

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SWAMI JAIDEV journey through life with wellness

Swami Jaidev (Dr. Justin O’Brien) is an explorer of wellness and spirituality with doctorates in Theology and in Philosophy of Consciousness. He is a living example of mind and body wellness. Join us for one or both lecture/experiential sessions to learn about his practices in holistic self healing wellness.

Saturday, June 11, 2011 • Classical Yoga Seminar Series 10am-12pm: Wellness - Body & Breath 1:30pm-3:00pm: Wellness - Mind & Emotions

Classical Yoga of Northfield • 509 Professional Dr., Northfield, MN Pre-register to reserve your place by June 4, 2011. $25/session, $40/both Contact Denny Bengtson at bengtdl@gmail.com or 507-664-0660

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Summer is here! Is your car ready for vacation? We can help you with that. Witt Bros. Service, Inc. Mark and Mike Witt – Owners

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We know that music helps trigger memories; it even appears immune to the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s patients may not recall people or events but they remember melodies and lyrics. Research has linked playing an instrument to the stimulation of areas of the brain involved with memory, which shows promise in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. New studies have discovered how sound waves, particularly organized ones like music, have the power to alter or shape new pathways in the brain. Just as exercising the body promotes physical fitness, so does the proper exercise of the mind promote brain fitness.

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By Wendy Russell

Music – Medicine for the Mind From entertainment to education, we incorporate music into all areas of our lives. Music enhances special events, energizes us and calms our babies. Daniel Levitin – a musician, record producer, and neuro-scientist – states, “Music is integral to our lives and, from Elgar to Elvis, provides familiarity and pleasure.” In his book, This is Your Brain on Music, Levitin explains the science, experience and healing properties of music that have been recognized for centuries, and discusses recent research that explores the relationship between memory and familiar music.

Music is a fun and effective ways to exercise the mind. Older adults who begin music lessons not only enjoy the learning but also report a perceived improvement in memory and mental clarity. Beginning or resuming music lessons – at any age – have been shown repeatedly to have many psychological and social benefits; playing nurtures the spirit, maintains fine-motor skills and develops social connections. The therapeutic value of musical training includes a boost in brain functionality, a strengthening of the immune system and an increase in positive thinking. And lest you forget: it’s rewarding and fun. So – Play On!! Wendy Russell is an independent music teacher in Northfield who works with students of all ages and abilities in her private studio.

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Barn Dance a benefit for the Arts Guild with fabulous dance band

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June 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! ANDERSON CENTER

RED WING DEPOT 418 Levee St., Red Wing

Undiscovered: A Collection of Works from Red Wing Photography Club • Through June 24

5th Annual Plein Air Arts Festival • June 20-25

CANNON VALLEY TRAIL

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Cannon Valley Trail 25th Anniversary Celebration

Down by the Riverside Announcement Party

June 4, 11am-2pm, Welch Station Access

June 16, 6:30pm, Thursdays On First, Coca-Cola Third Stage Performance by The Buckinghams and the announcement of the schedule for the 20th Anniversary season of the Down by the Riverside Free Summer Concert Series.

CROSSINGS AT CARNEGIE 320 East Ave., Zumbrota

507/732-7616 • www.crossingsatcarnegie.com Karen Lewis, Jeff Chauvin Paintins Exhibit

Through June 11 John Gorka in Concert • June 12, 8pm

Baritone-voiced folk singer/songwriter. Peter Mulvey in Concert • June 25, 8pm Rootsy blues, jazz and folk. FALCONER VINEYARDS 3572 Old Tyler Rd. • Red Wing The Ditch Lilies • June 12, 7pm HISTORY CENTER OF OLMSTEAD COUNTY

1195 West Circle Dr. SW, Rochester Hambone Music Festival • June 17-18 Funk Trek, Levee Town, Kris Lager Band, Lew Klimesh Band, Key Lime Specials, Trent Romens Band, Deb Brown Band, Curtis and the Kicks, Davina and the Vagabonds, Scottie Miller Band, Trampled Under Foot.

Paintings of the scenic venues of Red Wing.

Much Ado About Nothing

June 16-26 at Central Park or Soldier’s Field ROCHESTER ART CENTER 40 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester • www.rochesterartcenter.org Palette to Palate • June 16 More than 30 remarkable wines and microbrews from around the world hosted by expert sommelier Tessa Leung. Tony Tasset and John Fleischer • Through Sept. 4 ROCHESTER CIVIC THEATRE 20 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester • www.rochestercivictheatre.org Complete Works of William Shakespeare • June 9-18 Three intrepid thespians attempt the impossible by performing an abridged version of ALL the immortal Bard’s work. TOWN OF WASIOJA Wasioja Civil War Days • June 24-26

LAKE CITY Tour de Pepin • June 4

Bicycle and paddleboat tour of Lake Pepin. 40th Annual Water Ski Days • June 24-26 Arts and crafts show, grand parade on Sunday, live music each night in the beer tent, water ski show, carnival rides, bingo, 5K and 10K runs, classic car show and more.

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Minnesota entering into the American Civil War. ZUMBROTA COVERED BRIDGE PARK Off Highway 58 Montana Skies in Concert • June 11, 8pm

Free concert. A fusion of classical, jazz and rock.

QUARRY HILL NATURE CENTER

701 Silver Creek Rd. NE, Rochester • www.qhnc.org Remembering with Dignity – See Their Faces • June 5 Art exhibition and reenactment of research process followed by a ceremony at the Rochester State Hospital Cemetery. RED WING – DOWNTOWN Groovy Sixties Car Show • June 19 RED WING ART ASSOCIATION 418 Levee St., Red Wing

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651/388-7569 • www.redwingartsassociation.org Len Guggenberger • June 1-30 Award-winning Casein artist in the Vendeer Gallery. The Beauty of Glass • June 1-30 Vogel Gallery

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Openings for private lessons – beginners to advanced, 7yrs.–adult Wendy Russell

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Stop in or drive-thru! Gourmet Coffee, Sandwiches, Soups & Salads

Now featuring bread from the Brick Oven Bakery

Drive-thru Hours: Café Hours: Mon-Fri 5:30am-8pm Mon-Fri 6am-8pm Sat-Sun 7am-5pm Sat-Sun 7am-5pm

Alumni Author Event Saturday June 4, 2011 • 2:00pm to 4:00pm Don Peterson ’50

Carl Braaten ’51

Dear Folks: A Compilation of Letters Written by a Soldier to His Family at Home During the Korean War

Because of Christ: Memoirs of a Lutheran Theologian

Diane Peterson ’51

Chuck Lehman ’56

Karen Nelson Hoyle ’58

Bathed in the Light

Big Woods

Wanda Gag

Paula Carlson ’76

John Lynn Betcher ’80

Joel Quam ’81

Listening for God Vol. 4

…or Perish

16 Authors! Jerry Evenrud ’51 And Grace Will Lead Me Home: The Jerry Evenrud Collection of Images of the Parable of the Prodigal Son

Jack Rajala ’61

Douglas Koons ’71

Bringing Back the White Pine

The Word of Jesus

Kendra Spanjer, ’03

Joanna Eddy, ’05

Cahoots

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Fooza Palooza: Starring Foozball as Himself

Special guests James Holden

Jack Schwandt

Tennis in the Northland

The Hong Kierkegaard Library

The Hong Kierkegaard Library A Crown Jewel of St. Olaf College

Elsa Christiansen Wycisk Legacy

Jack Schwandt

Buntrock Commons

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June Gigs Those highlighted in red are featured in our annual music section, pages 17-25. 8th Street ..................................25 – Dundas 32 Below ..........3 – Water Street parking lot Acoustic Jam Session .......Tuesdays – Cow Ian Alexy.......................................9 – Tavern All Jampt Up ............................25 – Dundas Michael Anderson ....................... 18 – Cow Area 51......................................10, 24 – Cow Average Janes ............19, 25 – Cannon Falls Miki Beavis.................................... 18 – Cow Beguine Brothers ........................ 25 – Cow Big Strong Men............................. 22 – Cow Bratlanders .....4 – Water Street parking lot, 18 – Cow Mark Breitinger........................... 18 – Cow Brothers Burn Mountain ............. 10 – Cow Tim Brown .......................4 – Cannon Falls Ray Coudret .................................3 – Tavern Counterfactuals ............................ 23 – Cow Dave Drentlaw .............................. 18 – Cow Dewi Sant .........................................8 – Cow Brooke Ellis .....................12 – Cannon Falls Faribault High School Band .........................15 – Faribault Fish Frye ........................................ 23 – Cow Bonnie Jean Flom ......................... 16 – Cow

Four on the Floor ..................18 – Faribault God Save Norman ........................ 22 – Cow Marv Gohman ...........................30 – Tavern Gospel Gossip ............................... 25 – Cow Groove Factory ................................9 – Cow Gypsy Mania ................... 29 – Odd Fellow’s Jill Holly ............................5 – Cannon Falls Hütenänny and Friends ....... 19 – Way Park Jacob Hendrick and Ah-hem ...24 – Tavern Irish Music Session..... Wednesdays – Cow Jivin’ Ivan .....................4, 18, 23 – Faribault Dan Kase ....................................10 – Tavern Chris Koza........................................4 – Cow Carey Langer ................................. 25 – Cow Jim Lenway.................................... 10 – Cow Lonely Hearts...................................8 – Cow Charlie Maguire.....................10 – Faribault Jon Manners .............................. 4 – Tavern Marc Reigel & Friends ................. 16 – Cow Mark Cameron Band ..............25 – Dundas Marty Anderson & the Goods ..................... 25 – Cow, Dundas Matt Arthur & Friends....................2 – Cow Sasha Mercedes ..........................18 – Tavern Mike Midwestern ......................... 18 – Cow Mark Mraz .............................2, 16 – Tavern Multe ..................................Mondays – Cow Northern Roots Session ..... Sundays – Cow

Northfield Community Band ....... 16 – Bridge Square Occasional Jazz ....................3, 17, 24 – Cow Optimum Trajectory .................. 22 – Cow Over & Back Band .................19 – Faribault Barb Piper ............ 16 – Cow, 18 – Faribault Alison Rae ................15 – Cow, 23 – Tavern RCAs .............................................. 24 – Cow Relativity ....................................17 – Tavern Rice County Roosters................... 30 – Cow Rogue Valley....4 – Water Street parking lot Marilyn Sellars ............................. 5 – Grand Shoot Lucy .................................... 25 – Cow Singing Strings...................... 19 – Way Park Stone Soup .................................... 17 – Cow Storyhill ...........4 – Water Street parking lot Sweet Jazz ................18 – Library, 23 – Cow T.H.E. House Band.......... 11 – Castle Rock, 22 – Memorial Pool Tango Orchestra ..............................3 – Cow Taylor Baggott Blues Band ......... 25 – Cow Toaster Fork!................................ 24 – Cow treVeld .............................11 – Cannon Falls Vandalay, Art ..............................11 – Tavern Pop Wagner........................... 15 – Way Park Andrew Walesch .......18, 26 – Cannon Falls Western Union...........................9, 30 – Cow Your Friends & Family ..............25 – Tavern

Monday and Tuesday, July 11 and 12, 9am-3:30pm The workshop will include one day painting inside, and one day painting outside in a local garden. Students may choose to work in oil, acrylics or pastels. For all levels of experience. Somers will adjust instruction depending on the background of the students. Class size is limited to 15. $75 member / $84 non-member Call the Northfield Senior Center to register, 664-3700.

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History on Foot Join the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota on June 4 for a tour of historic Minnesota downtowns – including Northfield’s. Starting in Owatonna, moving up through Faribault and ending on our own doorstep, travel along to learn about the many historically significant buildings that live among us. The tour begins at 8:30am and ends at 3:30pm, and promises to be an architectural and historical treat. For information and tickets, go to www.mnpreservation.org or call 651/293-9047. But hurry – space is limited.

JuneBug lights up the night Join music lovers and outdoor revelers for the 4th annual JuneBug Festival of Music, at the Contented Cow. The bands begin to play on Wednesday, June 22 at 5pm; the festivities continue Thursday and Friday evenings, with an afternoon start time that goes well into dark on Saturday, June 25. Admission is free, and the bands are hot. Pretty cool. For more information, call 663-1311 or go to www.contentedcow.com.

Peddle and Paddle on Water and Trail Celebrate the 25th year of the Cannon Valley Trail with the Cannon River Peddle Paddle on June 4, from 8:30am to 2pm. Choose a 20-mile bike ride that begins at the trail head off Hwy. 19 in Cannon Falls, or a 3-4 hour paddle on the wild and scenic Cannon River, traveling from Cannon Falls to Welch; that trip starts at Riverside Park (North 4th Street in Cannon Falls). Refreshments and activities will be ongoing at the Welch rest area; nature will supply the abundant entertainment. Go to www.crwp.net/events for information/registration.

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Threading Art through the World Wide Web Experience the “virtually” transformative power of art as some of the Midwest’s finest fiber and textile artists exhibit their work at the Northfield Arts Guild from June 29 to Aug. 6, and see the influence that communications technology has had on contemporary life. Opening reception: Friday, July 8, 6-9pm. The exhibit is produced by the Northfield Arts Guild in partnership with the Northfield Public Library and ArtOnWater Gallery. For more information, call 507/645-8877 or go to www.northfieldartsguild.org.

Summer Svenska-Style Celebrate summer Scandinavian-style at Midsommar in Way Park on Sunday, June 19. Hosted by the Friends of Way Park, Northfield Swedish Club and Sons of Norway, this family friendly events begins at 5:30 and features wreathmaking, a youth fiddling group, and a midsommar processional and raising of the maypole, followed by an evening of games, dances and live Nordic music. Bring a picnic, purchase food treats, and settle in for an evening of fun. Raining? It’s all at St John’s Lutheran Church.

The Art of a Summer Saturday It’s back – and better than ever! Riverwalk Market Fair, that downtown destination event and runaway hit, is starting its second season on June 4. The summer-long fest is held each Saturday from 9am to 1pm and features organic produce, artisan foods, live music and – of course – the best in local fine art and craft. Special events each Saturday will draw kids from 1 to 101. Truly, this is Northfield at its finest. For more information, go to www.riverwalkmarketfair.org.

Care for Your Loved One, Peace of Mind for You. Welcome to Northwood Pines Northfield Retirement Community’s Northwood Pines catered living apartment homes feature spacious floor plans ideal for couples or individuals. Northwood Pines offers privacy, freedom and comfort all in an attractive, home-like residential setting. Flexible care options for you and your spouse. Northwood Pines is ideal for couples needing different levels of care. If you’re in a “caregiving” position, here is a living option that provides peace of mind and independence, while delivering personalized catered care for your spouse. From minimal assistance to expansive, around-theclock care, we offer flexible options to meet your needs. Northwood Pines features beautifully finished kitchenettes with Cambria® countertops, private baths and individually controlled heating and air conditioning units. You have access to Northfield Retirement Community’s meal options, housekeeping services and 24-hour emergency response system. Additionally, our campus offers extensive social, spiritual and recreational opportunities. For a tour or to review the five beautiful floor plan options, call us today at 507-664-3466.

Performing Artists – Are You Ready for Your Close Up? Calling all actors – dancers, playwrights, directors, choreographers, set designers – for the Northfield Entertainment Guide’s FIRST ANNUAL Performing Arts Issue, coming in August! This is your chance to be in our spotlight; send us a (brief) bio, with a photo. Tell us what makes you do what you love, and love what you do. Whether you shine on stage or make magic behind the scenes, we want to know about the people who give us all such a treat. Questions? Call 663-7937. And send your bio to info@north fieldguide.com – (just do it by July 15 to be considered). Mr. DeMille would be proud. Send us your shorts! (keep ‘em brief) Send to neg@northfieldguide.com.

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Just Curious about

Jeni & Howard

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the back story…… (all Jeni): My sister, Becky Guneratne, is co-owner; we started Mother Earth Gardens in Minneapolis in 1994. I left in 2005, then she sold two years later. Howie and I sold our house and went to Costa Rica for a while, came back and started doing small remodeling jobs…then moved to the country outside Northfield, where we caretake a farm school. Becky, her husband, Howie and I were having coffee, talking about Northfield. This building was bank-owned and an eyesore, so my brother-in-law said why don’t we buy it…? One month later we were in!

growing the experience By Felicia Crosby You’ve seen it: the oasis of green that’s blooming on Division Street, under the beautiful new sign that reads eco gardens. But have you met the eco-gardeners themselves, Jeni and Howard Holt – she of the angelic blonde curls and he of the booming voice? We have, and we think downtown Northfield is mighty lucky to have them. Here’s a little about the Holts and their beautiful nursery: read this, then go over and introduce yourself. You’ll be glad you did.

my major was Natural Resources and Environmental Studies; Howie’s a retired iron worker, so he’s learning every day. He has the passion!

biggest gardening mistakes people make? Maybe trying too hard to control Mother Nature? She’s mighty!

Family fun bike ride pancake breakfast dog activities bike decorating for the kids music all day ArtOrg steam roller print making

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green thumb-ing in Northfield we’re amazed by the people here – young and old. So many unique and interesting people; what an active community! Everyone has gone out of their way to encourage us and make us feel welcome.

anything not worth the effort? Impossible! Snow on the Mountain may have a purpose for someone’s garden. Anything is worth the effort if you love it.

Where’s your fantasy garden? For Howie, Costa Rica – he loves the warmth! I love four seasons in the garden. Planting bulbs in the fall is so hopeful, something to look forward to. Gardeners are optimistic!

foolproof plants again – Mother Nature is mighty! Everything that lives, dies. If I had to choose, I’d say native plants.

bliss out of the garden summer: hammock, book and mojito winter: couch, book, sauna and tea

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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 The Cheese Cave – 507/334-3988, cheesecave.net, Faribault – Foodies Club – Monday, June 6, 6pm – meets monthly. Join Jill Mackey and talk food styles, recipes, ingredients, methods of cooking and more. This month: Salads. Unsettled Ale Society – Second Thursday of the month, June 9, 7:30pm – a club of home brewers and beer enthusiasts who sample beer from The Cheese Cave and share beer stories. Come to learn or to simply enjoy. For information, contact Laura, 507/334-3988 or Kevin, 507/291-1121. Cooking with Jill Mackey, June 18, 10am – Start out your weekend with a bang! A different class, monthly on a Saturday morning, 10-11ish. This month: EGGS. Ever wanted to make your own meringue? Learn this skill and some other great egg tricks. 507/3343988 to register. $25/person. Seating limited. Celebrity Bartender with Girlfriends Magazine, June 23, 6-8pm – free. Tips going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Classical Yoga of Northfield – 507/664-0660 or bengtdl@gmail. com, Swami Jaidev – June 11, 10am-3pm – An explorer of wellness and spirituality with doctorates in theology and in philosophy of consciousness, Jaidev has authored several books including The Wellness Tree and Walking with a Himalayan Master. Seminars include: Wellness – Body & Breath (10am-12pm) and Wellness – Mind & Emotions (1:30-3pm). Pre-register by June 4. $25/session, $40 both. Cub Scout Pack 300 – 612/490-4048, www.cubs300.org Dakota Stables – 952/913-3222, www.dakotastables.com Classes and rides for kids and adults. 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. MOMS Club – northfieldmomsclub@gmail.com – First Wednesday of each month, 10am, St. Peter’s Church. If you are a full-time or part-time stay-at-home mom, this club may be for you. MOMS Club is a local chapter of the International MOMS Club, an organization dedicated to providing support and a sense of community for stay-at-home moms. Monarch Gift Shop – Free Weekly Guided Meditation – every Wednesday, 7-8pm – 607/663-7720. Take a break from your week and set your mind and spirit free with mediation in a spacious and relaxed environment.

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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, peaceful atmosphere of exploration. Everyone welcome. 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. Understanding Your Camera – June 8, 9:30-11:30am. Basic Photography – June 22, 9:30-11:30am. Cost for each photography class is $18 non-members/$15 members. Open to all adults. Register by calling the Senior Center. Guided Hike through Afton State Park – June 11, 7:45am. Hikers meet at NSC parking lot and carpool to the park. $10/person. Call the Senior Center to register and for more information. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

107 East 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. Reader’s Pick for Best 2009 /2010 Take-Out

Support Our Advertisers 620 Grill.......................................... inside back cover Ameriprise Financial ............................... front cover Aquatic Pets .................................................................. 4 Bierman’s Home Furnishings ................................31 Bridge Square Barbers ............................................... 8 Budget Blinds .............................................................11 Buff and Coat .............................................................47 Carleton College Bookstore ................................. 26 Chapati inside back cover Reader’s Castle Rock and Roll ............................................... 20 Pick for Best 214 Division St. • 507/645Northfield Golf Club – 707 Prairie St. Celebrate Dundas .................................................... 42 2007-2010 2462 (office 507/645-1665) Chapati ........................................... inside 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 Classical Yoga of Northfield ................................. 35 2009-2010 dining room, bar, or member’s lounge, beautiful College City Beverage ........................................... 35 Vegetarian Mondays – Cuisine of India. Community Resource Bank ...................................10 Variety of curry and Tandoori panoramic views of the golf course provide a The Contented Cow ................... inside back cover entrees including a large selection of vegetarian charming atmosphere. Lunch and dinner menus Dakota Stables............................................................. 9 Dance N Fitness ........................................................ 34 items. Wine and beer. with a variety of cuisine to savor under the Eastman Music .......................................................... 20 direction of Chef Rafael Perez and his staff. The Cheese Cave Page 39 Eclectic Goat ...............................................................27 El Tequila ......................................................................31 318 Central Ave., Suite 6, Faribault Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Page 32 Halvorson Land Surveying, LLC ..............................30 507/334-3988 • www.cheesecave.net – Wed 1401 Riverview Drive • 507/645-4830 • SunHeritage Days ..................................inside front cover HideAway Coffeehouse & Winebar ........................ 3 10am-5:30pm, Thu-Sat 10am-8pm – A light Wed 5am-11pm, Thu-Sat 24 hrs – Breakfast James Gang Coffeehouse & Eatery.................... 38 menu of fresh salads and sandwiches, a couple all day. Favorites include buttermilk pancakes, Michael Jordon, Realtor ............................................ 2 gourmet pizzas and cheese plates to compliment three-egg omelettes and hearty scrambler dishes. Just Food Co-op ........................................................... 7 Kildahl Park Place .................................................... 33 whatever you are drinking. Wines, spirits and Also serving sandwiches and dinner entrees. KYMN 1080AM, Kymnradio.net ...............................15 Summit beer on tap. Weekday breakfast and lunch specials. Free Dianne Kyte, Realtor ............................................... 35 Laura Baker Services Association........................ 14 The Contented Cow inside back cover wi-fi available. Left Field ......................................................................... 1 Pan Pan Cafe inside back cover 302 Division St. S. Mandarin Garden..................................................... 36 Reader’s Mike’s Bikes .................................................................. 4 Pick for Best www.contentedcow.com 303 Division St. • 507/786-9200 • Su-Th Northfield Arts Guild ............................................... 36 2007-2010 3pm-close – British-style pub 11am-8pm, Fr/Sa 11am-9pm – An internaNorthfield Dance Academy ..............................2, 32 Music Venue Northfield Downtown Development Corp..6, 26 tional café serving Pan-Asian cuisine on noodles 2007-2010 with authentic British specialties Northfield Garden Club ............................................. 1 and jasmine rice plus a variety of coffee drinks, Happy Hour and a variety of soups, salads Northfield Historical Society................................. 26 teas, beer, wine and sake. 2007-2010 and sandwiches. Extensive patio Northfield Hospital and Clinics .......................2, 43 Beer Northfield Kitchen Concepts ................................ 40 overlooking the Cannon River. Quarterback Club Page 32 Selection Northfield Lines ........................................................ 38 Great selection of imported and Northfield Liquor Store........................................... 40 116 3rd St. W. • 507/645-7886 • Mon-Sat 2008 Northfield Public Library ........................................... 5 Place to be domestic draft beer and a full 6am-9pm, Sun 10:30am-8pm – Family Northfield Retirement Community.......................... 41 Seen selection of wine and spirits. friendly dining in Northfield for 37 years. House Northfield Senior Center ........................................ 39 Northfield Youth Choirs ......................................... 20 El Tequila Page 31 specialties include broasted chicken, BBQ ribs Pan Pan Cafe ................................ inside back cover and flame-broiled hamburgers. 1010 Hwy. 3 S. • 664-9139 • 11 a.m. -10 p.m. Paper Petalum.............................................................. 4 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery ............................... 32 Family restaurant offering authentic Mexican The Tavern of Northfield Reader’s Quarterback Club ..................................................... 32 cuisine, wonderful margaritas and more. Pick for Best – 212 Division St. The Rare Pair ................................................................ 7 Reboot Computers................................................... 36 2007-2010 www.tavernofnorthfield. The HideAway Page 3 Rice County Fair........................................................ 35 Breakfast com • 507/663-0342 Sun421 Division St. • 507/664-0400 Mon-Fri Rice County Historical Society .............................. 16 2009-2010 Riverwalk Market Fair ............................ back cover Thu 6:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 6am-10pm, Sat-Sun 7am-10pm – Cozy bistro Value Rueb ‘N’ Stein ............................................................ 32 atmosphere serving unique appetizers and sand(breakfast) 6:30am-11pm, lounge open Wendy Russell ............................................................37 Appetizers daily 3pm-midnight. Located wiches. Coffee drinks, wine and beer specialties. St. Olaf College Bookstore .................................... 38 Schmidt Homes Remodeling................................... 8 Family in the historic Archer House James Gang Coffeehouse & Eatery Page 38 Sisters Ugly ................................................................. 30 Dining since 1984, The Tavern offers The Sketchy Artist ..................................................... 16 2018 Jefferson Rd. • 507/663-6060 • Mon-Fri Wine Jan Stevens, Realtor ................................................ 30 Selection casual dining with a wide 6am-8pm, Sat-Sun 7am-5pm – Voted Best Tea Creations ............................................................. 40 variety of homemade menu Coffeehouse in southern Minnesota. Fresh daily Three Links .................................................................... 7 Verizon Wireless .......................................................... 8 roasted coffee. 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HISTORIC

HAPPENINGS NORTHFIELD STYLE By Susan Hvistendahl

Community Bands: A Northfield Tradition “As we felt the necessity of the civilizing influence of music in our semi-savage state, a band of young men was formed, led by John Mullin. Time hung heavy; money and girls, two prime necessities of life, were scarce.” The earliest mention of a community band in Northfield appears to be these words from Hiram Scriver’s address to the Old Settlers’ Association on Jan. 27, 1876, about the early years after John North founded the town in 1855. Scriver was the first true merchant in Northfield and first mayor under the city charter. One can find scattered newspaper references to Northfield bands over the next few years, including a band taking part in a joint meeting of the Northfield and Faribault Old Settlers’ Associations in 1882. The Rice County Journal of Feb. 23 reported that the Faribault contingent was met at the railroad depot, then “headed by the Northfield band, marched to Mill Square,” and all marched up the hill to the Congregational Church for dinner (where 500 people were served). Afterwards the band “played several fine selections” and “escorted the procession to Lockwood’s opera house” for speeches and singing.

Northfield’s modern-day community band continues the tradition!

event, saying, “The Northfield public is familiar with good band music, especially better ensemble playing than that displayed by Liberati’s band.”) On June 17, 1893, the St. Olaf cornet band gave what the Northfield News of June 24 called “the first annual concert” in Central Park which was “looked forward to with a great deal of expectancy by both the students and the citizens.” The News reported, “The evening was clear and beautiful and a large audience was scattered about the park at an early hour. As the time for the program approached, the space about the bandstand became alive with people and a number of vehicles were stretched along in the streets adjoining the park.” Band pieces included, “Down on the Farm,” “The Old Church Organ,” “Recollections of the War” and “Grand March Westwood.”

An engaging picture from the 1880s shows nine women posing with a variety of instruments in what is billed as the Northfield ChautauThe Modern Woodman of America band presented 12 free openqua band at a “guest night party” at the home of Mrs. I.D. Wilson. air concerts in the summer of 1911 on an elevated stage on Bridge Whether these women ever performed in public or were just “jamSquare. The M.W.A. was ming” is not known. The a fraternal organization choice of name probably with a hall downtown. The has some connection to band, directed by Professor the Chautauqua moveGustaf Santino, drew a large ment organized in 1874 audience from both Northin New York. However, field and Faribault and was the first traveling Chausupported by local businesses tauqua Circuit did not and the Commercial Club. reach Northfield until Maggie Lee wrote in the June June of 1914. Reaching 14, 2006, Northfield News, its peak in the 1920s, about Santino, son of an AusChautauqua featured a trian nobleman, who came week of programs held to the United States from in tents which brought Germany and enlisted in the culture and entertainCivil War as a musician and ment to towns, including drum major, later organized lectures and musical a drum corps for Civil War performances. (The July veterans and was a school 3, 1914, Northfield News band instructor. He had also pronounced the first been a member of John Philip Chautauqua a success, The “Northfield Chautauqua Band” plays together at a “guest night party” in NorthSousa’s military band. while disparaging the field in the 1880s at the home of Mrs. I.D. Wilson. band which opened the Photo: Northfield Historical Society

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first president, Thorbjörn Mohn. Large crowds came to the concerts and in August there was an exchange with the Faribault band and a joint band concert with the Cannon Falls Band. But by 1930, money was scarce and the future of a summer band was in doubt until citizens established a band fund and collected $783 so the season could start on July 1. Mohn was still leading the now 26-piece band. There was another band within the community of Northfield which had a successful run of performances. It was composed of children. In 1899 the Odd Fellows Home was built at the site of the present Three Links on Forest Avenue in Northfield, opening first as an orphanage and then as a care site for the elderly. By 1927, the Home was housing 39 boys, 20 girls, 42 men and 23 women. The Odd Fellows Children’s Band played in June of 1927 before 8,000 people at the first annual state picnic of Odd Fellows in Northfield. In 1930, the Odd Fellows Children’s The Odd Fellows Children’s Band, residents of Northfield’s Odd Fellows Home, Band was continuing to thrive, playing at homecomplayed concerts throughout Minnesota. Photo from 1930. Photo: Three Links ing events in Northfield and giving concerts in Duluth, Hibbing, Plainview and Brainerd. A picture of the band in 1930 shows 20 band members and Charles Owen, director and “Less Noise Wanted at Band Concerts” was the headline of a NorthSuperintendent of the Home. field Independent article on Aug. 12, 1915. The story began, “The Independent has been repeatedly requested to urge silence on the part Along with the popcorn wagon on Bridge Square, community band of the audience during the music at the weekly concerts in the park by the city band.” (This would be Central Park.) “Common courtesy” concerts have been a cherished tradition of Northfield for many years. This summer’s community band concerts, directed by Paul and “a proper respect for others” was requested: “As it is now, the concerts do not give a very favorable impression to people from out- Beck, will be on Bridge Square on Thursdays on June 16, June 23, June 30 and July 6. All start at 7 p.m., except on June 16 when the side the city. During the music, frequent noises, such as automobiles concert, as part of Taste of Northfield, will start at 6 p.m. Residents driven with mufflers open, and so forth, make it impossible to hear are encouraged to bring folding chairs. and cause the interested listener to leave in disgust.” Securing seating was also a problem: “Many ladies, frequently with children, walk some distance to hear the band play. When they arrive at the park, they are already fatigued. As the grass is too damp to be seated on the lawn, they are forced to stand, and when the intermission comes many are ready to leave for home.” Another distraction: “children who are romping noisily.” The need for funds for the Northfield City Band prompted them to put on a minstrel show in January of 1916. Not at all politically correct by today’s standards, white men in blackface was popular entertainment early in the 20th century. The headline of the Northfield Independent of Jan. 20, 1916, was “City to Laugh at Minstrels; Local Burnt Cork Artists Will Make Town Sit Up and Take Notice.” The chosen songs “have that swing to them that will have the entire auditorium swaying in their seats. The ballads are beautiful and are in the hands of the best singers in our city. But just wait until you hear some of the jokes these burnt cork comedians are going to tell on some of their friends…The singing of the big chorus augmented by Mr. Mohn‘s concert orchestra is to be one of the big features of the show.” Men were encouraged to buy two tickets “and it will prompt your wife to jolly you in buying plumes for her spring bonnet.” “Minstrels Prove a Big Drawing Card” was the headline of the Jan. 27, 1916, Independent. The locals “kept the audience in one fit of laughter” between musical numbers and the Charles Lindholm traveling vaudeville company concluded the program with comic sketches. “The band boys are to be congratulated on the splendid success of the entertainment,” the reporter wrote. In 1927, an article on April 28 in the Independent said that several years had elapsed since the city had weekly summer band concerts. That summer a band, supported by town citizens, was formed by 17 local musicians and directed by George W. Mohn, son of St. Olaf’s

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THIS MONTH:

Just Food Co-op Supporting the Guide since 2006!

By Felicia Crosby Why do I enjoy going into Just Food so much? Is it that wonderful, earthy-fresh herb aroma that greets me as soon as I walk through the door and grab my basket? Or the array of colorful produce that absolutely begs to become a salad or a soup? Maybe it’s the sample tray of some great food item that’s there for the tasting, or the well-stocked aisles full of interesting items to browse through. Possibly it’s the friendly staff, a number of whom I count as friends. Or the people I’m inclined to bump into, who turn a shopping trip into an impromptu gab session. Could be it’s all the above. And when I sit down to talk with Joey Robison, marketing and member services manager for the store, I realize that there’s no coincidence in these happy tableaux; the folks at Just Food Co-op want us all to know that not only is this a community store, it’s a community-gathering place. “Community” is a key word in the Just Food vocabulary; as a community-owned and member-supported business, Just Food understands that a successful co-op is only as strong as the dedication of its supporters and the passionate commitment of its members, and they work hard to deserve the dedication, and the commitment. It’s been that way from the beginning. “Prior to opening (December 2004), there were about three years of pretty extensive work by volunteers,” Joey explains. Numerous attempts at food co-ops had come and gone in Northfield over the years; when conversations started up again in 2002, it was clear that a lot of people were going to need to be engaged. A meeting was held to gauge interest, and a steering committee and six task forces were formed to begin the work. The first meeting that Joey attended was a public informational at the Grand Event Center. “It was a real community meeting,” she says. The Village School was still running, and they had students sing songs they’d written about food, then someone would get up to speak, and then the kids would sing again.” “There were cards to fill out – ‘if I want to help, here are some skills I have’ – and people did. I joined the member services task force; we met at Angel Dobrow’s house regularly. It was a great experience! But,” Joey is quick to add, “this was just one task force. There were so many groups like this; so many people made this possible.” She’s quiet for a moment. “There are a lot of amazing people in this community with huge skill sets that volunteered a lot of their time.” Joey notes that by the time Just Food was ready to open, there were already 750 member households, “and that was before we had a

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store to shop in! People really made an investment.” To that end, the store threw a “sneak peak” party for members the night before opening. “We opened the doors early for the community owners, “ Joey says. “We couldn’t sell until the next day, but we wanted to show everyone what they had accomplished together – the place was packed!” She smiles. “We knew this was going to be successful.” But what of the subject of a store that’s member-owned? Does that mean somehow that non-members aren’t welcomed, or that there’s pressure for shoppers to become owners? Joey is adamant. “You do not have to be a member to shop at Just Food. Our view is ‘the more the merrier’!” she says. “Everyone who shops here is helping the local economy, and we’re grateful to have so much community support.” For a small business, patronage is key to keeping hard-earned dollars at home. In addition, the access that Just Food provides to locally produced food gives customers the opportunity to support local farmers. These benefits, Joey says, don’t need a membership number to be effective. Ok, so why does the nice person at the checkout ask for your membership number? “It is not a pressure to join!” Joey laughs. “We do it because when we’re profitable and stable we’ll do a ‘patronage rebate’, similar to profit sharing. Each owner/member will get a rebate depending on how much they’ve spent. We’re not there yet – but we will be.” Sharing in the success is a cornerstone of the Just Food philosophy. “We’re all in this together,” Joey explains. “We have no corporate office; instead, we’re owned equally by over 2,100 of your friends and neighbors, with equal opportunities to invest, to vote, and to participate. We’re committed to success – not just financially, but success in the role we play as a community place. Look at how long people shop here, the conversations, how comfortable everyone is. We constantly work at that, being the very best we can be.” And looking around at the relaxed shoppers, the smiling staff, even at a few small kids playing with the books and puzzles that are set up for their enjoyment, it’s obvious that Just Food is, indeed, an unqualified success.

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Thursday, June 23

Friday, June 24

Saturday, June 25

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Sweet Jazz

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Carey Langer

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Counterfactuals

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Marty Anderson Shoot Lucy

Optimum Trajectory 8pm Big Strong Men 11pm God Save Norman

11pm Fish Frye

Occasional Jazz 7pm Toaster Fork! 9pm Area 51 11pm Rice County All-Stars (RCAs)

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7pm Taylor Baggott 9pm Beguine Bros. 11pm Gospel Gossip

786-9200 • PanPan.us

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Discover the Art of a Summer Saturday!

“Red Barn on Ibsen” Oil on Canvas Marsha Kolstad Morrill Kitchel, Market Fair Exhibitor www.mkmkstudios.com • 612-245-2339

We’re back and better than ever! Our Second Season Begins Saturday, June 4th Rediscover the hometown pleasures of an open-air Market Fair! Stroll Northfield’s incomparable Riverwalk any Saturday morning from June through mid-October, and you’ll find our area’s best talents and tastes: Fine Art and Fine Craft

Fresh, Local Produce

Quality Artisan Foods

A changing weekly palette: oils, watercolors, acrylics, pottery, glass, sculpture, jewelry, clothing, wood art, mixed media. Lower Riverwalk.

An abundance of local and organic fruits and vegetables, minimally processed meats and cheeses, and fresh cut flowers. Sesquicentennial Legacy Plaza, south of Bridge Square.

Handcrafted breads and pastries, fresh coffees, old family recipes and new creations. Eat here or take home.

June is Family Fun Month!

NEW THIS YEAR!

June 4 - Season Opener with Family-friendly Events June 11 - FREE Veggie Plants for Your Garden June 18 - Kids’ Story Circle June 25 - Kids Making Art!

RIVERWALK MARKET FAIR TRAINING, HISTORY, ART & NATURE WALKS Saturdays, June - September. Sponsored by Northfield Hospital

Bring the family...socialize and shop... rediscover the heart of Northfield! Riverwalk Market Fair Every Saturday, June 4th through October 15th 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Except September 10, Defeat of Jesse James Days)

www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org Many thanks to our generous donors and sponsors!

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Be a Riverwalk Market Fair Vendor! Join us for one Saturday, or for twenty! Minimal per-day fee. To apply, visit our website or call 507-786-9700.

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June Northfield Entertainment Guide  

An array of happenings for the month of June in and around Northfield including music, art, theater, food and other forms of entertainment.

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