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Thousands will gather Saturday, Aug. 11 for the 4th Annual Blue Collar BBQ and Arts Festival in downtown Faribault. It’s going to be a finger-lickin’ beer brewin’, rock-climbing, family friendly festival of fun. More at paradisecenterforthearts.org.

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Northfield Senior Center Gallery Eclectic Goat – 418 Division St.

507/786-9595 • Tu/W 10am-5pm, Th 10am-7pm, F/Sa 10am5pm, Su 12-4pm – More than 120 artists represented. “A shop where...ART RULES!”

Northfield Arts Guild

304 Division St. • 507/645-8877 • northfieldartsguild.org M-F 10am-5pm, Sa 10-3 NC3 – Natural Connections x3 – through Aug. 4 – showcasing ceramic sculpture by Claudia Poser, works on paper by Dale Vanden Houten and photographs by Cate Vermeland. All of the work is inspired by the natural world, making it rich in surface and color. Small Works – Aug. 8Sept. 14 – a diverse range of small artworks at or under 6˝ x 6˝ x 12˝ by 40 artists from across Minnesota. Juried by Stephen Mohring, associate professor of art at Carleton College and John Saurer, associate professor of art and department chair at St. Olaf College. Opening Reception: Aug. 10, 7-9pm. In the Members’ Room: “Wabi Sabi”: an American Adaptation – through Aug. 4 – Tom Willis’ Japanese style Raku pottery and Judy Saye-Willis’ textiles, which are made using a variety of Japanese techniques. Tom finds the unpredictability of Raku firing engaging, while Judy is drawn to the unending possibilities of color and patterning available in Shibori dyeing.

1651 Jefferson Pkwy. • 507/664-3700 northfieldseniorcenter.org M-F 7am-8pm, Sa 7am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm Marsha Kitchel, oil paintings; Patsy Dew, artist books – through Aug. 12

Mary Lou Warner, Fiber Art; Darla Dahl, Paper Crafting – Aug. 13-Sept. 16

Paradise Center for the Arts

321 Central Ave., Faribault • 507/332-7372 paradisecenterforthearts.org Tu/W/F/Sa 12-5pm, Th 12-8pm, Su/M closed Carlander Family Gallery: car pARTs: A Juried Art Show About Cars – Aug. 3-Sept. 25. Opening Reception and Award ­Ceremony: Aug. 3, 5-7pm. Corey Lyn Creger ­Memorial Gallery: Sara Heselton: PeaceStrength-Surrender – Aug. 3-Sept. 25 – Artist Reception: Aug. 3, 5-7pm.

Studio Elements

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

Northfield Arts Guild at Allina Clinic

1440 Jefferson Rd. • M-T 7am-8pm, F 7am-7pm, Sa 9am-3pm Goldbach Tilings: Large-Scale Mixed Media Work by Sharol Nau – through Sept. 8 – designs influenced by Goldback’s Conjecture, written in 1742 by the German mathematician Christian Goldbach.

Northfield Historical Society

408 Division St. • 507/645-9268 • northfieldhistory.org M-Sa 10am-5:30pm, Su 1-5:30pm Northfield Girl Scouts – Then and Now – through mid-August – Personal stories and memorabilia from Northfield women who have participated in the organization. 1862 – Through Rice County’s Eyes – the exhibit outlines the tragic events surrounding the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and explores the stories of the people of Rice County that were involved. Opening Reception: Aug. 22, 6-8pm.

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Theater Into the Woods

Auditions Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Aug. 2-5; Th-Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm; Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine and directed by Gary Briggle. An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch…who raps? They’re all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s fractured fairy tale. When a Baker and his wife learn they’ve been cursed with childlessness by the witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk). Everyone’s wish is granted at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. What begins a lively irreverent fantasy becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children. In collaboration with the Northfield Arts Guild Theater. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 children 12 and under, $1 off per-ticket for groups of ten or more for the same performance. Sponsored by Faribault Foods.

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Aug. 12, 6:30-9:30pm; Aug. 14, 7-9:30pm Callbacks Aug. 14, 7-9pm • Northfield Arts Guild In this classic tale, Dr. Henry Jekyll is tormented by his own creation, Mr. Edward Hyde. The play delves into distrust, suspicion and obsession and reveals monsters that lie beneath the surface. Auditions consist of cold readings and some light movement. Parts needed include six males and females ages 20-60. Call the Guild to schedule a short individual audition time at 507/6458877. Rehearsals begin the week of Aug. 26 and performances run Oct. 12-21. Directed by Mishia Edwards.

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This mural, based on the very visual lyrics of John Lennon’s “Across the Universe”, is located at the Four Seasons A+ arts magnet school in St. Paul. I designed this 1700 sq. ft. mural, and painted it with the help of my daughter, Staci Faye Caldow, along with 24 students, 5th gr. through college. The students, including my nephews, Adam and Erik, and some staff members, painted a psychedelic array of “eyeballs” in the stream of “a million eyes”, adding character and interest to the mural. The mural’s primary objective is to create awareness about the Minnesota Beatle Project, which supports art anmusic education for Minnesota kids, k-12. In the last 3 years, the MN Beatle Project has provided more than 30,000 musical instruments, art supplies, etc... to students across our state. Vega Productions, under the stewardship of CEO, Mark Gehring, produces a Minnesota Beatle Project cd (vol. I, II, and III thus far) coprised of Beatles cover songs performed by prominent Minnesota based bands/musicians, in addition to one selected state high school band/chorus. And they totally ROCK! The proceeds benefit the non-profit, and can be found at many outlets, including the Electric Fetus and Target. Each year the cd release party is in conjunction with the infamous “Curtiss A’s John Lennon Tribute” at First Avenue in Minneapolis, on or around the Dec. 8th anniversary of Lennon’s untimely death. It proves to be a hugely fun night, with amazing bands and beautifully performed Beatle’s music! Last year, due to singing (or screaming, as it were) along with each song, I sounded like Marge Simpson’s chain smoking sister, Patty, for a good 3 days post event! We held a mural unveiling event in June, featuring the Teddy Holidays band, who rocked it, performing Beatles cover songs. Over 200 people attended, and most all of our merch sold! It was great! Support music and art education, it’s ‘instrumental’ in our daily lives, and an important, often underrated, facet of our children’s education. For more information visit: www.vegaproductions.org ~ Sherri Faye

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HAPPE N I NG S WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 6th Annual Noontime Organ Recital Series • 12:15-12:45pm

Studio A, Skifter Hall, St. Olaf, Northfield Wyatt Smith, student, University of South Dakota. Free and open to the public (free-will offering at some performances). Faribault Farmer’s Market • 1:30-5pm

Central Park, Faribault Your source for local, seasonal produce, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and homemade crafts. Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

Hogan Brothers Acoustic Café, Northfield 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!

Full Moon Campfire and Stories • 7:30-8:30pm

RiverBend Nature Center, Faribault Meet at the Kay Janky Amphitheater (a short walk behind the main building) to enjoy stories and toast marshmallows around a campfire. The full moon should be in view as the campfire is extinguished. Bring a blanket or cushion to sit on. The program will be cancelled if it is raining. Ages 16 and up. $2 per person or $6 per family, free for members Texas Hold‘em • 8pm

Northfield Eagles Club THURSDAY, AUGUST 2 First Thursday Fun Fest • 5-8pm

Cannon Falls Street fair with entertainment, street vendors, artist booths, games for kids and more, featuring world-class saxophonist Samuel DeMoraes. Candidates at the Cow: At Large and Second Ward Candidates • 7-9pm

Contented Cow, Northfield Candidates will be given a timed opportunity to introduce themselves followed by a moderated Q&A session. Candidates scheduled include David Ludescher, Joe Gasior, Betsy Buckheit, Frank Balster, David DeLong, Paul Reiland and Wade Shulz. Concerts in the Park: Bend in the River Big Band • 7pm

Central Park, Faribault Get ready for 40’s era big band swing!

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Happenings Thursday, August 2, continued Cello: An American ­Experience Recital • 7:30pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Performance by Hong Wang that includes works by Debussy, Stravinsky and Franck. Theater: Into the Woods • 7:30pm

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

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Jacob Hendrickson and friends, whose love for ’80s cover tunes guarantees an evening of classic pop music. DJ Dance Party • 9:30pm-1am

Spikes, Faribault

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 Exhibit Opening Reception and Award Ceremony: car pARTs, Peace-StrengthSurrender • 5-7pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See galleries page.

Relay for Life • 6pm

Rice County Fairgrounds, Faribault A celebration honoring those who have battled cancer. Music, bloodmobile and kids games. Bar Bingo • 7pm

Theater: Into the Woods • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page. Cello: An American Experience Recital • 7:30pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Cellist Mark Summer of the Turtle Island Quartet will include his own famous “Julie-O,” among other contemporary works. Prudence Johnson and Dean Magraw • 8pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota Guitarist, composer, arranger and producer Dean Magraw and versatile vocalist Prudence Johnson are well-versed and locally renowned. From night clubs and honky tonks to Carnegie Hall and Hollywood (“A River Runs Through It” and the movie “A Prairie Home Companion”), Johnson is “…so liquid, lyrical and effortless, it’s like listening to a dancer.” – Star Tribune. A 30-year veteran, Magraw is a renowned soloist as well as a seasoned collaborator with the likes of Japanese Shamisan prodigy Nitta Masahiso, classical violinist Nigel Kennedy, epic songstress and storyteller Ruth Mackenzie and countless others. $20 advance, $22 door. Lonesome Dan Kase 8-11:30pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Think music from O Brother, Where Art Thou? and mix in a little more ragtime and a hint of bluegrass. Karaoke • 9pm

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 Faribault Farmer’s Market • 7am-12pm

Central Park, Faribault Your source for local, seasonal produce, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and homemade crafts. Riverwalk Market Fair • 9am-2pm

Bridge Square, Northfield Artists’ and farmers’ market in and around Bridge Square with family friendly activities. Performance by Wake Robin, playing live acoustic Celtic and traditional American music, 11am-1pm. Autism and the Arts by The Summer Art Mart. Second Annual Sogn Series Artist Labels Contest Winners • 12-5pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls The newest vintage of both Sogn Blanc and Sogn Blush will be bottled with their new labels this day. You will be able to watch the bottling process, meet the artists, and enjoy a free sample of Sogn Blanc and Sogn Blush. There will also be free live music by Daniel Switch (1-4 pm) and Jagged Ease (5-8 pm).

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BARNFEST: Music, Art and Fun for Families • 1-7:30pm

Hobgoblin Music, Red Wing Red House Records is pleased to present this fourth annual event featuring a whole day of the finest folk, bluegrass, Americana and blues music with performances by Lucy Kaplansky, Bill Staines, Drew Nelson, The Dean Magraw Experience and Friends, Natalia Zukerman, The High 48s and Black Audience, as well as the MN Songwriter Spotlight featuring Jon Rodine. There will be an expanded KIDFEST with children’s activities and more musical performances on the family stage. Theater: Into the Woods • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page. Cello: An American Experience Recital • 7:30pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Chamber music featuring faculty and young artists. Texas Hold‘em • 8pm

Northfield Eagles Club Anne Sawyer • 8-11:30pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield This local artist couples her haunting and soulful-yet-powerful voice with a variety of old-time and Americana music.

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Rueb ‘N’ Stein, Northfield SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 Spiritfest 2012 • 9am-5pm

Contented Cow, Northfield Join in on discussions concerning local issues at this “lightly moderated” open forum. For more information on topics, go to contentedcow.com. Quiz Night • 8pm

Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Faribault An annual parish festival. Family fun includes food, games, raffle, silent auction and the House of Gratitude. Music by DJ Chopper.

Contented Cow, Northfield Stop in anytime to sign up for this fourperson team competition; prizes and the winning team may drink from the “Winners Mug” the week following their triumph!

Cello: An American Experience Recital 7:30pm

MONDAY, AUGUST 6

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Young artists and faculty join ranks in a grand finale recital. Theater: Into the Woods • 2pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page. treVeld 2-5pm

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Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls A group of string musicians who perform music that blends genres such as gypsy, swing, old time, Celtic, bluegrass, blues, chamber and Nordic roots.

Bar Bingo • 3pm

Northfield Eagles Club 2-Palooza • 3pm

State Theater, Zumbrota Bands/musicians. $10 advance, $12 door for 18 and under; $15 advance, $18 at the door for 18+.

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Politics and a Pint • 6pm

Northern Roots Session • 7:30-9pm

Contented Cow, Northfield 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. Study Hall 9:30pm-12am

Contented Cow, Northfield This includes Peter Lynn and Terry VanDeWalker and these guys really rock the house – digging deep into obscure covers and original tunes. TUESDAY, AUGUST 7 Bar Bingo • 6pm

Northfield Eagles Club National Night Out at Ruth’s House 6pm

Ruth’s House, Faribault Enjoy hot dogs and rootbeer floats as part of National Night Out.

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Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30-10pm

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

Texas Hold‘em • 8pm

Northfield Eagles Club THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 Carv-Fest Wood Carvers Festival• 9am-5pm

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 6th Annual Noontime Organ Recital Series • 12:15-12:45pm

Ice Arena, Faribault The first of three days of classes, tools and vendors.

United Methodist Church, Northfield Rosalie Alcoser, organist and choir director, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Rochester. Free and open to the public (free-will offering at some performances).

Concerts in the Park: Barb Piper and Top Shelf • 7pm

Faribault Farmer’s Market • 1:30-5pm

Faribault Don’t miss the Faribault’s longest running event! This year’s theme is “It’s A Zoo Around Here!” Participation is open and FREE to all children. You do not need a pet to be in the parade. If interested in putting a float in the parade, call Parks & Rec by Aug. 3 at 507/3342064.

Central Park, Faribault Your source for local, seasonal produce, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and homemade crafts. Books and Stars: T.H.E. House Band • 7pm

Outdoor Pool, Northfield Classic rock and roll with a local touch. Free admission to the pool begins at 6:30pm. Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

Hogan Brothers Acoustic Café, ­Northfield 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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Central Park, Faribault Contemporary pop.

76th Annual Pet Parade • 7pm

Candidates at the Cow: Mayoral ­Candidates • 7-9pm

Contented Cow, Northfield Candidates will be given a timed opportunity to introduce themselves followed by a moderated Q&A session. Candidates scheduled are Dana Graham and Rhonda Pownell. Mark Mraz • 8:30-11pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Everybody’s favorite “piano man” tickles the ivories and performs favorite singalong songs, golden oldies and classic covers from the pop music archives.

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Happenings Thursday, August 9, ­continued DJ Dance Party • 9:30pm-1am

Spikes, Faribault

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 Carv-Fest Wood Carvers Festival• 9am-5pm

Ice Arena, Faribault The second of three days of classes, tools and vendors. Bar Bingo • 7pm

Northfield Eagles Club Andy Tackett • 8-11:30pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Popular covers from many genres. Exhibit Opening Reception: Small Works • 7-9pm

Northfield Arts Guild Gallery, Northfield See galleries page. Karaoke • 9pm

Rueb ‘N’ Stein, Northfield SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 Faribault Farmer’s Market • 7am-12pm

Central Park, Faribault Your source for local, seasonal produce, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and homemade crafts.

The Ride for Hospice • 8:30am-3pm

Faribault Harley Davidson The ride for hospice builds awareness and dollars for Faribault Area Hospice to support hospice patients and their families. The ride is approximately 100 miles throughout southern Minnesota. Motorcycles and automobiles are welcome. A minimum donation of $20 is encouraged for each rider/driver and $5 for each passenger. Registration runs up until the time of the event. Day of event registration is 9-11am. A pre-ride breakfast at HyVee 7-10 and at the ride 8:30-10. The after-party begins at 12:30 and will include music by the Outtakes, bucket drawings, raffle drawings and food and refreshments by C&S Vending. More at hospiceride.com. Carv-Fest Wood Carvers Festival• 9am-5pm

Ice Arena, Faribault The last of three days of classes, tools and vendors. Riverwalk Market Fair • 9am-2pm

Bridge Square, ­Northfield Artists’ and farmers’ market in and around Bridge Square with many family friendly activities. Fourth Annual Blue ­Collar BBQ and Arts Festival • 10am-11pm

Downtown Faribault Twelve hours of live music, barbecue, kids area, art fair, food vendors, beer garden, washers tournament and more.

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Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Music from the ’70s, ’80s and today! A little country without the twang.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 Andrew Walesch • 2-5pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Blues and jazz by “the boy with the voice.� A great variety of classics and originals.

Andrew Walesch • 5-8pm

Jim Lenway • 5pm

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. Mary Jane Alm Band • 8pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota “Alm was recently voted best female vocalist in the Twin Cities by two different entertainment magazines. After listening to her sing, one could wonder why they bothered to count the votes.â€? Rochester Post-Bulletin. $16 advance, $18 door. Texas Hold‘em • 8pm

Northfield Eagles Club Nick Leet • 8-11:30pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Founding member and chief songwriter of the band High on Stress, Leet’s “heart-on-yoursleeve� approach to songwriting has been praised by local and international music scribes as well as numerous Minneapolis rock ‘n’ roll luminaries. DJ Music

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Bar Bingo • 3pm

Northfield Eagles Club Politics and a Pint • 6pm

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MONDAY, AUGUST 13 Northern Roots Session • 7:30-9pm

Contented Cow, Northfield 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. Study Hall • 9:30pm-12am

Contented Cow, Northfield This includes Peter Lynn and Terry VanDeWalker and these guys really rock the house – digging deep into obscure covers and original tunes. TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 Steele County Free Fair

Owatonna This is the first of a six-day event. Minnesota’s largest county fair. Over 100 food stands, thousands of exhibitors, 300 commercial booths, 200 outdoor vendors, 40 rides on Goldstar Amusement’s Midway, Minnesota State Lottery Big Wheel Walker twice daily.

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Bar Bingo • 6pm

Northfield Eagles Club Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30-10pm

Contented Cow, Northfield Every Tuesday night show up with your unplugged instrument of choice and jam – or just show up and listen! WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 Steele County Free Fair

Owatonna This is the second of a six-day event. See Aug. 14 description. 6th Annual Noontime Organ Recital Series 12:15-12:45pm

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Northfield Catherine Rodland, artist-in-residence, St. Olaf College. Free and open to the public (free-will offering at some performances).

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Faribault Farmer’s Market • 1:30-5pm

Central Park, Faribault Your source for local, seasonal produce, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and homemade crafts. Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

Hogan Brothers Acoustic Café, Northfield 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. Texas Hold‘em • 8pm

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Owatonna This is the third of a six-day event. See Aug. 14 description.

14th Annual Bridge Chamber Music Festival Concert 7:30pm

Skifter Hall, Studio A, St. Olaf, Northfield Chamber music offers all the passion and drama of the symphony in a more intimate setting. A variety of chamber and solo works performed by talented young musicians from the area. Free. Alison Rae • 8:30-11pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Known for her mesmerizing vocals and insightful lyrics, this talented and critically acclaimed artist delivers songs that touch on the simple beauty of the world around us. Samples of her original music can be found at alisonrae.bandcamp.com/album/birds.

Barb Piper • 5-7pm

Contented Cow, Northfield Modern folk, vocals/guitar with influences from Hoagy Carmichael, The Beatles and Bonnie Raitt to Susan Tedeschi, Brandi Carlile and Indigo Girls. Fronts the blues/rock band, Top Shelf, and performs with a Faribault musical theater group at Paradise Center for the Arts. Concerts in the Park: Bandshell Brass Band • 7pm

Central Park, Faribault Dolce • 7-9pm

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Contented Cow, Northfield A favorite classical music quintet returns to play the Cow.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 Steele County Free Fair

Owatonna This is the fifth of a six-day event. See Aug. 14 description.

DJ Dance Party • 9:30pm-1am

Spikes, Faribault

Faribault Farmer’s Market • 7am-12pm

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 Steele County Free Fair

Owatonna This is the fourth of a six-day event. See Aug. 14 description. Barb Piper • 6-8pm

Hogan Brothers Acoustic Café, Northfield Modern folk, vocals/guitar with influences from Hoagy Carmichael, The Beatles and Bonnie Raitt to Susan Tedeschi, Brandi Carlile and Indigo Girls. Fronts the blues/rock band, Top Shelf, and performs with a Faribault musical theater group at Paradise Center for the Arts. Faribault Car Cruise • 6-10pm

Central Avenue, Faribault Classic, historic, high performance, special interest, tuner, truck, motorcycles, All Welcome. Power 96 plays classic rock. Becky Schlegel • 8pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota A fusion of folk, bluegrass and country – mesmerizing. $16 advance, $18 door.

Central Park, Faribault Your source for local, seasonal produce, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and homemade crafts. Outlaw Run • 8am-3pm

Downtown Northfield Riders will saddle up on their motorcycles and explore Southern Minnesota like the gang did before the attempted raid. The event begins with a recreation of the robbery. The riders will then follow the trail down the old Dodd Road to Warsaw. On the way back there will be a lunch stop in Lexington and return to Northfield for a post-rally party with prizes. $20/rider includes an Outlaw Run T-shirt plus a chance at prizes. 8-10am registration. Riverwalk Market Fair • 9am-2pm

Bridge Square, Northfield Artists’ and farmers’ market in and around Bridge Square with many family friendly activities.

Bar Bingo • 7pm

Northfield Eagles Club Becky Schlegel

Allyson Road Band • 8-10:30pm

Contented Cow, Northfield Sasha Mercedes • 8-11:30pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield A feisty folk-rocker that draws you in with her compelling and powerful vocal stylings. Lyrical, genre-bending, thought-provoking, inspiring, catchy, easy to relate to, easy to listen to. Find her at sashamercedes.com. Karaoke • 9pm

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Tim Patrick and his Blue Eyes Band 2-5pm

Saturday, August 18, continued Vintage Baseball • 1-3pm

Alexander Park, Faribault Cheer on the Silver Stars and watch their strikers hit daisy cutters until they scores some aces. Period costume welcome. The DitchLilies 2-5pm

Cannon River ­Winery, Cannon Falls Tim Fast • 6-8pm

Hogan Brothers Acoustic Café, ­Northfield A nationally touring finger-style guitar picking, harmonica bending, singer/songwriter. His music is infused with folk, blues and country, playing both covers and original songs. Dan “the common man” Cole Comedy Show • 8pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Dan Cole is one of the top radio talk hosts in the Midwest. City Pages has twice named him Best Sports Radio Talk Host. Special guest Wild Bill Bauer has made more than 25 national TV appearances. Jeff and Sabrina • 8-11:30pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Jeff Meidinger (guitar) and Sabrina Siebrecht (vocals) play folk-inspired acoustic tunes. Covers including Barenaked Ladies, Beatles, Blues Traveler, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Sarah MacLachlan, John Mayer, Nirvana, Simon & Garfunkel and James Taylor. Karaoke • 8:30pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Couple this amazing voice with an amazing story and get ready for goosebumps! Less than eight years ago, Patrick found himself and his shaky voice in the spotlight at Nye’s Piano Bar in Minneapolis. The rest is history: opera, musicals, a CD in 2006 that got him discovered by Joanne Grauer (pianist to Andy Williams, The Osmonds, The Lennon Sisters and more), a second CD under her direction, a gig with the Minnesota Jazz Orchestra and in 2007, playing the Blue Moon in Croatia. In 2009 he made LA jazz critic Scott Yanow’s book, The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide and was named Gigmaster.com’s choice for the 2008 Rising Star Award for Best Jazz Singer! Bar Bingo • 3pm

Northfield Eagles Club 14th Annual Bridge Chamber Music Festival Concert • 7:30pm

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Northfield Chamber music offers all the passion and drama of the symphony in a more intimate setting. $5 tickets available at the door. Festival Concert I consists of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Quartet in C minor, Op. 18 #4 and Dmitry Shostakovich’s Quartet #14 in F sharp minor, Op. 142, both performed by the Artaria String Quartet. WindWorks will perform Paquito D’Rivera’s Artaria String Quartet Aires ­Tropicales.

DJ Music

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Quiz Night • 8pm

Steele County Free Fair

Owatonna This is the last of a six-day event. See Aug. 14 description.

Contented Cow, Northfield This includes Peter Lynn and Terry VanDeWalker and these guys really rock the house – digging deep into obscure covers and original tunes. TUESDAY, AUGUST 21 4th Annual Just for the Hell of It Cuz We Can Bike Run • 10:30am

Signature Bar & Grill, Faribault 150-mile bike run, followed by a hog roast, door prizes, silent auction and live entertainment with Circles to Squares. Cars welcome. $20/person, includes T-shirt and meal. Meal and fun only, $10. Bar Bingo • 6pm

Northfield Eagles Club Northfield Hospice 30th Anniversary Butterfly Release • 6:30pm

Long Term Care Center Patio, Northfield Hospital An event designed to honor the memories of loved ones. Reserve a butterfly with a $15 donation to Northfield Hospice. Call 507/646-1106 for reservations.

Politics and a Pint • 6pm

Contented Cow, Northfield Join in on discussions concerning local issues at this lightly moderated open forum. For topics, go to contentedcow.com.

Northfield Eagles Club

Study Hall • 9:30pm-12am

Contented Cow, Northfield Stop in anytime to sign up for this fourperson team competition; prizes and the winning team may drink from the Winners Mug the week following their triumph! MONDAY, AUGUST 20 Northern Roots Session • 7:30-9pm

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

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Happenings Tuesday, August 21, continued 14th Annual Bridge Chamber Music ­Festival Concert • 7:30pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf, Northfield Chamber music offers all the passion and drama of the symphony in a more intimate setting. $5 tickets available at the door. Festival Concert II, featuring the Bridge Chamber Players and Andrea Een, hardanger fiddler. The program consists of W.A. Mozart’s Quintet for Strings in Andrea Een D major, K. 593 and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quartet in A major, Op. 26, as well as traditional Norwegian hardanger fiddle tunes. Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30-10pm

Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

Hogan Brothers Acoustic Café, Northfield 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. Texas Hold‘em • 8pm

Northfield Eagles Club THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 Art Sale and Auction • 6-9pm

Weitz Center for the Arts and Creativity, Carleton, Northfield A community art sale to benefit the Northfield Union of Youth (the Key), a free local youth center owned and operated by young people.

Contented Cow, Northfield Every Tuesday night show up with your unplugged instrument of choice and jam – or just show up and listen! WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 Faribault Farmer’s Market • 1:30-5pm

Central Park, Faribault Your source for local, seasonal produce, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and homemade crafts. Exhibit Opening Reception: 1862 Through Rice County’s Eyes • 6-8pm

Northfield Historical Society The exhibit outlines the tragic events leading up to the U.S.-Dakota Conflict of 1862 and explores the stories of the people of Rice County who were involved.

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14th Annual Bridge ­Chamber Music Festival Concert 7:30pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf, Northfield Chamber music offers all the passion and drama of the symphony Esther Wang in a more intimate setting. $5 tickets available at the door. Festival Concert III, featuring Erin Keefe, concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra, Russian trained cellist Andrey Erin Keefe Tchekmazov and Gustavus Adolphus piano faculty Esther Wang. This concert will showcase Zoltan Kodaly’s Duo for Violin and Cello, Ernst Chausson’s Piano Trio as well as Mozart’s Piano Trio in E major, K. 542. Mark Mraz • 8:30-11pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Everybody’s favorite “piano man” tickles the ivories and performs favorite sing-along songs, golden oldies and classic covers from the pop music archives. DJ Dance Party • 9:30pm-1am

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 Carey Langer • 5-7pm

Contented Cow, Northfield 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.

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Lee Mensinger and Brenda Owens • 6-8pm

Hogan Brothers Acoustic Café, Northfield A dynamic folk duo. Bar Bingo • 7pm

Northfield Eagles Club Ray Bonneville • 8pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota A weathered voice, blues guitar and harmonica – “Bonneville creates his own powerful and unique version of the blues.” – Dirty Linen. $14 advance, $16 door. Dan Israel • 8:30pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Dan Israel is a multiple Minnesota Music Academy Award-winner with 14 CD albums under his belt. With his latest release, Crosstown Traveler, critics note: “Dan Israel is easily one of the Twin Cities’ poet laureates, steadfastly making his way into the ranks of local singer/songwriter legends like Paul Westerberg. Whether it’s with a full band or as a solo act, his work contains elements of intimacy and, as he again demonstrates on his new release, Crosstown Traveler, an engaging simplicity that makes his music immediately accessible to all audiences. His performances showcase these same qualities.” – Minneapolis + St. Paul / Secrets of the City. More at ­danisraelmusic.com.

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Happenings Friday, August 24, continued Karaoke • 9pm

Rueb ‘N’ Stein, Northfield SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 Faribault Farmer’s Market • 7am-12pm

Tim Brown • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls A singer/songwriter who has performed solo and in a variety of duos over the past 25 years. His 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.

Central Park, Faribault Your source for local, seasonal produce, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and homemade crafts.

Texas Hold‘em • 8pm

Riverwalk Market Fair • 9am-2pm

Signature Bar & Grill, Faribault Classic acoustic swing, hot picking and stellar singing.

Bridge Square, Northfield Artists’ and farmers’ market in and around Bridge Square with many family-friendly activities.

Northfield Eagles Club Jivin’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing • 7pm

Mike Behrends • 8-11:30pm

Central Park, Faribault Entertainment, demonstrations food, arts/crafts, and information from many cultures. Free.

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Hailing from Madison, WI, this up-and-coming alt-folk and country rocker is touring in support of his latest album entitled Lonesome for Handsome.

Summer Indulgence • 10am-5pm

DJ Music

International Festival Faribault • 10am-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls An annual event complete with locally handcrafted jewelry, handbags, clay pots, art, artisan soaps, wine inspired gifts, clothing and more! Summer Sonnets • 12-1:30pm

Contented Cow, Northfield A reading of original poetry and prose outdoors. Join local writers as they read their work.

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Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Original singer/songwriter. A child of the new acoustic pop rock wave with an engaging stage presence and lively music. This high-energy acoustic guitar player will be sure to have you off your seat and wanting more.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 28

Bar Bingo • 3pm

Northfield Eagles Club

You Knew Me When • 5-7pm

Politics and a Pint • 6pm

Contented Cow, Northfield Join in on discussions concerning local issues at this lightly moderated open forum. For topics, go to contentedcow.com.

Contented Cow, Northfield

This husband and wife duo from Nashville creates a fusion of progressive indie rock and folky piano driven compositions infused with pulsing and stirring beats. The result is a musical style that blends a singer-songwriter soul with a pop/rock mentality.

Quiz Night • 8pm

Contented Cow, Northfield Stop in anytime to sign up for this four-person team competition; prizes and the winning team may drink from the Winners Mug the week following their triumph. MONDAY, AUGUST 27

Bar Bingo • 6pm

Northern Roots Session • 7:30-9pm

Contented Cow, Northfield 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. Study Hall • 9:30pm-12am

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

Northfield Eagles Club Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30-10pm

Contented Cow, Northfield Every Tuesday night show up with your unplugged instrument of choice and jam – or just show up and listen! WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29 Faribault Farmer’s Market • 1:30-5pm

Central Park, Faribault Your source for local, seasonal produce, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and homemade crafts. Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

Hogan Brothers Acoustic Café, Northfield 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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FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 Beth Wood • 7:30pm

Capstone Sidewalk Poetry Event • 7pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota “…A thoughtful songwriter and talented multiinstrumentalist with a supple, soulful voice.” – Washington Post. $14 advance, $16 door.

Bridge Square, Northfield Have you found yourself walking on words lately? Sidewalk poetry is one of Northfield’s freshest infusions of public art. Join coordinators, poets and fellow art lovers as we celebrate our poetic sidewalks. Texas Hold‘em • 8pm

Northfield Eagles Club THURSDAY, AUGUST 30 Alison Rae • 8:30-11pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Known for her mesmerizing vocals and insightful lyrics, this talented and critically acclaimed artist delivers songs that touch on the simple beauty of the world around us. Samples of her original music can be found at alisonrae.bandcamp. com/album/birds.

Bar Bingo • 7pm

Northfield Eagles Club Rich Prenier • 8:30-11pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield A wide range of covers from artists like Matchbox 20, Eric Clapton, Incubus, The Beatles, Alice Cooper and even Lady Gaga. Karaoke • 9pm

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DJ Dance Party • 9:30pm-1am

Spikes, Faribault

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“I determined early on that I should develop my own sound,” Jon tells me. “I decided I would have better luck at trying to be myself than to try and be something else. Even if I played in a simplistic fashion, if it was something I was doing and if it was coming from me it would be better than doing something half assed. So, I really made an effort to not to be overly influenced by anybody. You can’t avoid it, because you hear stuff all the time, but as far as going and sitting down and learning Jimi Hendrix solos – for me it makes it makes things not as cohesive. If you start really small and grow organically, everything builds out that way. I wanted to do something that was original. And I wanted the songs I write to have their own personality, to be different from each other, because I saw a lot of songs sounding the same.”

By Rich Larson The venerable Jon Manners tells a great story about the moment music found him. “I grew up in Wilton, Connecticut. We were on our trip to Florida, my grandparents lived in Fort Myers Beach, and we were driving down. I was probably six. We stopped at a gas station, and there was a guitar behind the counter. I was really interested, and I guess the attendant let me look at it and strum it. My parents took note, because two years later they started me on guitar.” Ok, so it’s not as dramatic as six-year-old Jim Morrison receiving a piece of a dying Native American man’s spirit, but it’s still pretty interesting. How many of us can point to a moment when we were that young and think, “that’s when everything changed for me”? For Jon, that was it. Since then, he’s lived a life based around making music. He started his first band, The Critters, at 13. They played at the 1964 World’s Fair, and on something called Zacherle’s Disc-OTeen. (Indescribable. Look it up on YouTube) He moved to California and started a band, then moved back to Connecticut and started a band, then moved back California and – you guessed it – started a band. After he followed a nice girl named Connie to Northfield, he started two bands; one of them was a pretty successful country outfit called The Kitty Younger Band. “We were really big in the area. We did Jesse James Days a number of years running, we did all the Eagles Clubs, VFWs and weddings. We were making good money but, as in all things, people started having conflicts. And, really, country music isn’t something I like to ‘fess up to playing. It’s almost as bad as having played in a wedding band,” he laughs (he played in one of those, too). “The thing that happens, and one reason it doesn’t work out, is I generally start introducing songs that don’t fit in the context. So these groups become a little schizophrenic.” If you don’t know Jon’s music, go see him play sometime, or visit his website (jonmanners.com). He’s one of Northfield’s treasures. He has his own unique sound and voice. He has that rare ability to be original.

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Not that it’s an easy thing. “Writing is a chore. Writing is difficult and frustrating. You just have to turn on the tape recorder and play. Once in a while you hit something that gives you germs for ideas. You just finally get to the point where you’re relaxed and you forget the recorder is on and you do something cool. And then it’s there and you can go back later and work on it. But then you have to write lyrics,” he says in a weary tone. “That’s the part that’s not as much fun. I’m better at it now. I know what I need to have happen. It’s okay once I know where I’m going with it. Once I get that first line and that first idea, I can ping pong off of that. But until you get there…lyrics are just a bear. I’m sure I’d write a lot more songs if I didn’t have to write lyrics.” Laughing again, he says, “Maybe I should just write instrumentals.” Take note, all you young and aspiring songwriters. This is a man who has literally been writing and arranging music for 50 years. No matter how long you’re at this, or how good you get, it’s still about hard work. Jon’s among the best there is, and he still has to work at it. You’re frustrated after a couple hours? Maybe you need a lesson in persistence. Buy Jon a beer sometime and ask him about Rolling Stones producer Andrew Loog Oldham. He’ll tell you an epic story that spans 40 years, and is still not yet resolved. Note the determination in Jon’s voice when he talks about it. That’s the trait that’s allowed Jon to keep playing music for this long. He’s too stubborn to stop. Oh, sure he’ll tell you that gigs are a little harder to come by these days, and he’s thinking about hanging it up. But his love of music quickly belies his frustration. In the very next sentence he says, “It’s always been a social opening for me. Meeting people and getting to know them through playing. In fact, most of my best friends are musicians.” “It makes me think I should start a band.”

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Just Curious about

Ryan Heinritz

together – (then, in late 2009) I saw an ad in the Faribault Daily News, for executive director of the Paradise Center for the Arts. The PCA was looking for a leader to focus on the ‘Business of Running an Art Center’. I was the lucky one who fit the bill. Biggest challenge?

More money! There is never enough of it in this industry to fully do everything one wants to do. That being said, if you can run the right business you can do exactly what you need to do to support your mission and carry out your vision. But boy, imagine the possibilities an organization like ours could have with the right sources of financial support.

By Felicia Crosby

Meet Ryan Heinritz, the director of the Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault, and a man on a mission. Here he is to talk about regional arts centers, the next generation of arts supporters and what Robin Williams has that he wants. Would you have been surprised if someone had told the nine-year-old you that someday you were going to head up an arts organization?

Considering you couldn’t get my soccer ball pried off my foot… I’d say “yes.” In the beginning there was: …home:

Milwaukee, WI, home of the Milwaukee Brewers… GO TWINS!!!! …..youthful arts involvement:

I was in the band at my elementary school as a drummer, and was also a performer in our musical, but wasn’t really until in high school when I got more involved. …….early organizational tendencies:

I always had to be heard and most likely be the captain or leader of the team… go figure. The artist (administrator) as a young man:

(After) college I was hoping to work in advertising as a copywriter. With nothing open, I applied for an unpaid internship from the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, in PR. One of the greatest jobs I ever had…(that) earned me a spot as marketing coordinator, then marketing and communications coordinator. But after a few years…I pursued (sales)…. I spent nearly 3 ½ years in regional ad sales, before moving to a cleaning and restoration franchise business (as) its sales and marketing manager. On the path to the Paradise:

I have always been passionate for the theater; I did miss the days of working in arts administration… thinking about my skills as a manager, a relationship builder, a closer, an educator, combined with leadership and vision, and drive to succeed (and) blend it

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Job rewards both professional…..

Alongside members and supporters, to help in the leadership of taking a business that ended its fiscal year two years ago in the red, and ending last year in the black. ….and personal.

The four-year-old girl singing and dancing in the lobby in her princess dress with her tiara on, after our community theater’s production of Cinderella; the 1600 (plus) 2nd-5th grade students that – over the next year and hopefully years to come – will be able to see live theatre when typically they would not; and the look on my boys’ faces every time they get to see Dad at work and “go on the big stage.” Following in Dad’s footsteps:

My three-year-old is definitely his daddy’s son; he has the drama written all over him. Quite the manipula…uh, I mean quite the performer…you bet. Both boys love “Dance Party” and my six-year-old likes to belt out songs we listen to on the radio. They don’t come to work too often but when they do, it’s stage time for sure! Evolving the Paradise to better fit the region:

Define “region.” We have talked a lot about that at the PCA. Not everyone here (in Faribault) yet knows about their art center downtown; there isn’t a weekend I don’t hear, “wow, I haven’t been here since I was a kid,” or “wow, look what they did with the old movie theater!” We are sandwiched between two great communities filled with rich arts and entertainment opportunities, including great community theatre – (we are) collaborating on musicals such as Into the Woods (closing Sunday, Aug. 5). One thing we are trying to provide is that you don’t have to drive to the Cities to see high quality arts and entertainment. We are going to work very hard – collaborating and partnering and finding the right funding – to fill the (arts and entertainment) needs, and bring that to the region.

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Ryan’s bucket list of Paradise productions (small sampling):

WOW, wouldn’t it be great if… musicals: WICKED, JERSEY BOYS, MEMPHIS, SPAMALOT performers: 2 Cellos, David Garret, “Piano Men” Billy Joel and Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Carrie Underwood, Adele, Florence and the Machine comedians: Jeff Dunham, Gabriel Iglesias. I saw Robin Williams at Northrop years ago. I’d love to work with him some day, just to get an ounce of that energy.

What do we all need to know about the Paradise that we don’t?

1) It is open to the public. Though we encourage and need the support of members, it is open to everyone. 2) There is no dress code. Yes, for the sake of your date it would be nice if you didn’t have holes in your jeans, but there is no dress code. 3) Everyone is welcome here. We are here to provide you quality educational, artistic and entertainment opportunities and hope you have a great time and come back. What do Northfielders need to know about Faribault that they don’t?

It’s only 19 minutes from my house in Northfield to the front door of the Paradise Center for the Arts.

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Regional Festivals Summertime. It’s the stuff that weekend drives along country roads are meant for – and when there’s a festival on the other end, it makes summer memories, too. Southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin offer a treasure trove of fairs and festivals all summer long, for all ages and interests. Just point your car in the right direction, and take time to check out the riches this region offers. Bring a camera and savor the beauty of the season – all summer long. If you’re a festival/event organizer – contact us for inclusion in our next listing.

Steele County Free Fair

Aug. 2-5 – Riverfront Park • Mankato mankato-RibFest

Aug. 14-19 Owatonna • scff.org/

Cruisin’ Days

Oronoco Gold Rush Days

Aug. 2-4 – Cannon Falls cannonfalls.org/cc_august.html

Aug. 17-19 – Oronoco goldrushmn.com/

Trappers Convention

Outlaw Run

Aug. 3-5 – Le Sueur lesueurchamber.org/giant-celebration/ River City Days

Aug. 3-5 – Red Wing • rivercitydays.org Dennison Days

Aug. 3-4 – Dennison • dennisondays.org Cruisin’ Days

August 3-5 – Cannon Falls cannonfalls.org/cc_august.html Red House Barnfest •

Aug. 4 Hobgoblin Music, Red Wing • redhouserecords.com/barnfest.html Dakota County Fair

Aug. 6-12 – Farmington dakotacountyfair.org/ Goodhue County Fair

Aug. 7-12 – Zumbrota goodhuecountyfair.com/ Carv-Fest

Aug. 9-11 – Alexander Park, Faribault paradisecenterforthearts.org/special-guest/ blue-collar-bbq-arts-festival/carv-fest/ Blue Collar BBQ & Arts Festival

Aug. 11 – Faribault paradisecenterforthearts.org/special-guest/ blue-collar-bbq-arts-festival/

Art and All that Jazz Festival

Aug. 18 – Burnsville burnsvilleartjazz.com/homepage.aspx Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Aug. 18- Sept. 30 – Shakopee renaissancefest.com/

Waseca Marching Band Classic

Sept. 22 – Waseca wasecamarchingclassic.com/

Food, Wine and Cider Festival

Sept. 22 – Stockholm, Wisconsin maidenrockwinerycidery.com/ Fresh Art Fall Tour

Oct. 5-7 – Quaint villages of the Lake Pepin and Chippewa River Valleys of Western Wisconsin freshart.org Flyway Film Festival

Oct. 18-21 Pepin, Wisconsin flywayfilmfestival.org

Aug. 24-25 – Owatonna riverbendmusicfest.com

Great River Folk Festival

Aug. 24-26 – La Crosse, Wisconsin greatriverfolkfest.wordpress.com/ Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Show

Aug. 24-26 – Le Sueur pioneerpowershow.com/

Defeat of Jesse James Days

Sept. 5-9 – Northfield • djjd.org Riverfront Fine Arts Festival

Sept. 8-9 – Northfield northfieldartsguild.org

Vintage Band Festival

Aug. 1-4, 2013 – Northfield vintagebandfestival.org

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Lakeville Arts Festival

Sept. 15-16 – Lakeville Area Art Center lakevilleartfestival.org/ Sept. 15 – New Prague newprague.com/dozinky/ Valley Grove ­Country Social

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Riverbend Music Festival

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Aug. 18 – Northfield northfieldhistory.org/outlawrun/ Saddle your steel horse (motorcycle) and ride part of the escape route used by the notorious James-Younger Gang. Following their illfated robbery attempt in Northfield. A great ride with fun stops and prizes is preceded by a raid re-enactment. $20/rider.

Sept. 21-23 – Mankato mahkatowacipi.org/

Sept. 16 – Nerstrand • valleygrovemn.com/

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Great Exhibits Come from Small Works

By Felicia Crosby

TGI First Thursday

Join the art lovers at the Northfield Arts Guild for the opening reception of Small WORKS on Friday, Aug. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m.; the exhibit runs from Aug. 8 to Sept. 14. Taking up the challenge of creating artwork that’s physically no greater than 6x6x12 – that’s measured in inches – the 40 artists selected present a diverse and exciting collection, using many different media and solving the age-old “20 Questions” mystery about what’s smaller than a shoebox. For more information go to northfieldartsguild.org

Cavort with summertime insouciance at the First Thursday Fun Fest in Cannon Falls, Aug. 2. This street fair runs from 5-8 p.m. on Mill St. (between 4th Street and the Cannon River Winery) and features something for everyone, from handcrafted treasures to home-baked goodies, clowns and games. New to this event are two offerings that fully span the entertainment spectrum: a jazz-rich performance by world-class saxophonist Samuel DeMoraes, and a Dunk-A-Cop booth, peopled by the good sports of the Cannon Falls Police Department, with proceeds for soaking your favorite law officer going to the Food Shelf. Good, clean Thursday evening fun all around. For more information go to cannonfalls.org.

On Saturday, Aug. 11, join the good folks at Harley Davidson Faribault for The Ride: A Benefit Ride for Faribault Area Hospice and turn those miles into dollars for a very good cause. A rain-or-shine event, registration begins at 9 am; group rides that span 100 miles of rolling Minnesota countryside depart throughout the morning. Breakfast is available and the after-party includes live music, raffles, food and T-shirts for sale. Hospice and its excellent work gives so many of us comfort by bringing peace and dignity to end-of-life. The Ride is a great “thank you” for all they do. For more information go to hospiceride.com.

Labeling the Fine Art of Wine

Blue Collar Sticky Fingers

Confess – how many of us choose our wines, at least in part, by the label? With the rise of so many excellent small wineries, the wine label has become an art form itself; the Cannon River Winery has taken this trend to the next level by pairing its new releases with contest-winning local art. See the winning labels by artists Beth Bacon and Barb Bruns and sample the newest vintage Sogn Blush and the Sogn Blanc, at the second annual Sogn Series Artist Release Party, on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 12-5 p.m. Live music by Daniel Switch and Jagged Ease accompany your sipping pleasure. And if this gets your own creative juices going, submissions are now being accepted for next year’s label art contest. Just click on cannonriverwinery.com for artist call-out and event details.

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Heart Like A Wheel

Minnesota’s biggest block party? If thousands of people gathering in downtown Faribault for live music, games, and prizes for a barbecue competition is any indication, the answer is a resounding “yes”! Join those in the quest for sticky-fingered goodness on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the 4th annual Blue Collar BBQ and Arts Festival, presented by the Paradise Center for the Arts and held on the 200-300 block of Central Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. This free event includes a home beer-brewing competition – new this year – a rock climbing wall and inflatable obstacle courses; the latter two coming in handy for working off some of that barbecued pork. And chicken. And dessert (not barbecued, we assume). For more information, go to paradisecenterforthearts.org.

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Fairing Well In 1860 a group of newly minted state citizens gathered in Owatonna to create what would become known as the Steele County Free Fair. 152 years later, Minnesota’s largest county fair – free to the public since 1927 – brings together over 300,000 loyal fun-finders, and runs from Aug. 14-19 at the Steele County fairgrounds in Owatonna. Still primarily an agricultural event featuring more than 2,000 animals, this proud tradition is a celebration of Minnesota’s farming past, present and future. And as if to connect you to the ghosts of fair goers past, the neighboring Village of Yesteryear – an outstanding collection of lovingly preserved 19th-century homes and businesses – will be free to fair goers during the week. Enjoy the rides, dance to the music, pet a big-eyed calf and thank your great-grandparents for all their hard work. For more information, go to scff.org.

1862: Through Rice County’s Eyes We know the story – or think we do. In 1862, Dakota warriors, upset with the treatment and living conditions they faced under increasing numbers of whites, declared war. In short order the U.S. government ended the conflict by holding “trials” of Dakota men and hanging 38, in a mass execution that still stands as this nation’s largest. The tragedies and injustices that occurred before, during and after this time remain controversial. On Wednesday, Aug. 22, the Northfield Historical Society opens its newest exhibit 1862: Through Rice County’s Eyes, with a reception at the NHS from 6 to 8 p.m. Seeking to continue thoughtful and meaningful discussions about this seminal moment in race relations, the exhibit uses a local filter to drive the point home that what separates us from our past is often only time. 1862: Through Rice County’s Eyes is open through November, with speaking events to come. For more information, go to northfieldhistory.org.

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Get Your Motor Runnin’ with the James Boys Retrace the infamous James-Younger Gang ride, heavy-metal style, by riding with the Outlaw Run on Saturday, Aug. 18. This annual motorcycle event begins with a recreation of that infamous robbery and follows the gang’s journey through Southern Minnesota, covering an area that goes from Warsaw to New Prague to Elko before ending at the scene of the 1876 crime in Northfield. Lunch breaks, and a post-rally party with prizes at the Rueb-N-Stein round out the day. Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Bridge Square in downtown Northfield, online beforehand. There will be gas stations en route to fuel the steel steeds. For more information and to sign up, go to northfieldhistory.org/outlawrun.

Provocative phrase, yes? And in this case it’s also the name of a Nashville-based musical duo touring the upper Midwest this summer and landing at downtown Northfield’s Contented Cow on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Comprised of Cie and Karisa Hoover, this young husband-and-wife team melds progressive indie-rock with jazzy piano-driven compositions and singer-songwriter soul. Karisa’s vocals are pure (think Allison Krause), the arrangements clean and spare. Stop by the Cow from 5 to 7 p.m. and give these Tennessee volunteers a Minnesota welcome; you’ll be giving yourself a treat at the same time. For more information, go to 1001solutionsllc.com; to see You Knew Me When’s website, go to youknewmewhen.wix.com.

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HISTORIC

HAPPENINGS By Susan Hvistendahl

Gary Briggle (St. Olaf ‘75) – Happy Ever After An almost palpable air of excitement has hung over the Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault ever since July 20, opening night of “Into the Woods,” a Collaborative Theatrical Production with the Northfield Arts Guild. With music and lyrics by the inimitable Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, “Into the Woods” is one of those musicals where the songs ring in the head for days (“Into the woods, then out of the woods and happy ever after!”). This production was awarded a grant for $10,000 from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council through the heritage funds from the 2008 state-wide vote. Gary Briggle, an experienced director and performer, was brought in to direct the musical. His selection was a natural because of his talent and Minnesota ties. Last month I met with Briggle prior to a rehearsal in Faribault to talk about his career and current directorial stint. Briggle’s parents were North Dakota natives and although he was born in Moorhead in 1953, while his father was teaching at NDSU, his family soon moved to Silver Spring, Md., where his father was a research agronomist with the Department of Agriculture. Briggle had been singing and acting since elementary school days but, Briggle told me, “My parents never encouraged it as a career choice, believing you couldn’t make a decent living out of it.” They did encourage him to go to a Lutheran college and after he saw St. Olaf College, “It was sort of a hands-down slam dunk.” Briggle auditioned for everything at St. Olaf in the fall of 1971, including the St. Olaf Choir which, although he did not realize it, normally did not accept freshmen. An exception was made for the talented tenor and Briggle said that it was “truly life-changing to work with Dr. [Ken] Jennings and sing in the St. Olaf Choir,” as they performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and (in June of 1972) opened the Strasbourg Festival in France by performing Bach’s Mass in B-Minor with the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra. Another life-changing moment came when Briggle’s voice teacher, Don Hoiness, told him, “You have everything it takes to be a very successful professional singer. I really think you should be in the Bachelor of Music program.” Briggle said Hoiness “couldn’t have imagined that he was touching the heart of my secret hope. But I knew I could trust him. I believed that his artistry was authentic, he certainly was the most inspiring of teachers and so I put myself in his hands and declared Bachelor of Music going into second semester freshman year.” Briggle left the St. Olaf Choir to concentrate on his Bachelor of Music work. With the guidance of his advisor Hoiness, Ralph Haugen and Pat Quade from theater and Ann Wagner from dance,

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Gary Briggle (center in “S” costume) won acting honors as Jesus in “Godspell” at St. Olaf in 1975. Manitou Messenger and “Godspell” cast photo courtesy of the St. Olaf College Archives.

Briggle attained both Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and Speech/Theatre degrees at St. Olaf. Briggle said, “They just put the most extraordinary opportunities in my path.” In his sophomore year, Briggle performed with full orchestra as the Pirate apprentice Frederick in “Pirates of Penzance.” During Interim of his junior year, Briggle portrayed James Tyrone Sr. in Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey into Night.” Quade e-mailed me from his new home in Texas: “In his undergraduate years Gary was an amazing individual. Multi-talented, full of creativity and bursting with enthusiasm. He could sing, act and dance…all at high level performance levels. A quick learner and an astute performer, it was not at all surprising that his career would be in theatre.” Quade said Briggle’s mastery of his challenging role in the O’Neill play “convinced me (and the audiences) that this young man was an actor capable of great things. And he never has disappointed!” In the fall of 1974, Quade directed Briggle in the role of Jesus in “Godspell,” a musical adaptation of the Gospel according to St. Matthew. Briggle told me that Quade’s auditions for “Godspell” were “as stringent and difficult” for those who had performed before as for newcomers. One of these newcomers chosen for “Godspell” was sophomore Nancy Ringham, who added a theater major to her music major as a result. (Ringham made her Broadway debut in 1981, as Eliza Doolittle opposite Rex Harrison in a revival of “My Fair Lady,” a saga recounted in my column of August 2008. She is currently working with the Lark Play Development Center in New York, led by famed playwright Arthur Kopit.) Ringham told me by telephone that last year she went to a revival of “Godspell” and thought that, in the role of Jesus, no one could touch Gary

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Briggle. “He made me cry every night. He is one of the most gifted singer/actors I have known,” as well as being “an incredibly nice guy, extremely supportive of those of us who were green.” The review of “Godspell” in the Nov. 1, 1974, Manitou Messenger said that the “familiar and new faces in the cast” resulted in a “freshness and vitality that brings your spirits soaring out of the dungeon of Ytterboe” (the play was in the Cellar Stage of old Ytterboe Hall). “The love that exists in the script and the cast of ‘Godspell’ is very much a result of Gary’s own characterization. To make that love come across to the audience is the responsibility of Gary and the rest of the cast. Those who have seen ‘Godspell’ know the magic of that love and will cherish the memory for a long time to come.” Briggle said that being in “Godspell” helped him understand that, although he was not called to the ministry, he could share his faith through the theater: “Any time you take on the life of another human being and bring it to the stage and breathe new life and understanding into that, hopefully with compassion and honesty, that’s a kind of ministry as well. It can heal, it can enlighten, it can raise consciousness.” St. Olaf’s “Godspell” won in regional competition of the American College Theatre Association and was one of ten national finalists selected by regional committees from more than 330 entrants that year (with no further judging taking place). Briggle also won a Best Actor award in regional competition and, as an acting finalist for the Irene Ryan Award, traveled to Washington, D.C., where his work was critiqued at the Kennedy Center by Jason Robards, Zoe Caldwell and Roger Stevens. Briggle won a $2,000 scholarship for his ongoing education after graduation in 1975. (The estate of Irene Ryan, best known as “Granny” in the TV Series “Beverly Hillbillies,” funded this award in her name.) So popular was this production of “Godspell” that it was taken on

(Left): Briggle as Noel Coward, Sacramento Opera, 2007. Photo courtesy of Gary Briggle. (Right): Briggle as Mozart in “Amadeus,” Arizona Theater Co., Fall 1990 (photo credit Tim Fuller) and (Middle) in the same show – different run – as Salieri, Seaside Music Theater, Daytona Beach, Fl., Summer 1991 (photo courtesy of Gary Briggle).

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tour, starting with the St. Mark’s Cathedral Fine Arts Festival on May 24, 1975, in Minneapolis, followed by performances throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin for three weeks. H. Wesley Balk, artistic director of the Minnesota Opera, had seen Briggle at the St. Mark’s Festival. And, “much to my amazement,” said Briggle, Balk “invited me to join the Minnesota Opera Studio which was his apprenticeship program. I look back at it now and opera wasn’t really on my agenda but he swore that it would change my life and that I had what it took to sing opera.” Briggle became a member of the Opera’s ensemble, participating in premieres of such works as Argento’s “The Voyage of Edgar Allen Poe,” Susa’s “Black River” and Mayer’s “A Death of the Family” and classics including Mozart’s “The Abduction from the Seraglio” and “The Marriage of Figaro,” Humperdinck’s “Hansel & Gretel” and Weill’s “Threepenny Opera.” In the fall of 1977, the old “Women’s Gym” was renovated into the Speech-Theatre Building at St. Olaf and Briggle was invited to play Don Quixote in “Man of la Mancha” since the “Impossible Dream” of having a true theater venue had become a reality. The following year Briggle participated in a Homecoming concert at Skoglund called “Collage” with the St. Olaf Band and St. Olaf Dance Company. In the late 1970s and early ’80s, Briggle said his “beloved guardian angel” Myrna Johnson gave him “wonderful opportunities” to direct and perform in plays with the Northfield Arts Guild. He started with directing “Dear World” in the summer of 1978. In 1979, John Clark Donahue of the famed Children’s Theater asked Briggle to become a member of the resident adult acting company and for several years Briggle performed in the fall with the Minnesota Opera Company, then January through May with the Children’s Theater. Briggle said, “I flourished because I was being taught and challenged in the most rigorous way. Wesley Balk and John Clark Donahue, for all of their differences, were relentless, artistic visionaries.” It was at the Children’s Theater that Briggle met his companion, Wendy Lehr, one of the founders of the theater. (In 2010 Lehr received an Ivey Award for Lifetime Achievement and also had the Lowry Theater in St. Paul renamed the Lehr Theater in her honor.) In 1982, Briggle embarked upon a freelance career that took him to regional theaters and opera companies throughout the United States and even to Hungary (see box). After his start with the Minnesota Opera and Children’s Theater, Briggle performed and/or directed in many other musical venues in the Twin Cities, including the Jungle Theater, Ordway Center, Nautilus Music Theater (where he continued his association with his mentor Balk), Skylark Opera, Frank Theater and the Theatrical Music Company. Briggle told me he has learned the most from “sharing in the creation of new works,” particularly with La Theatre de La Jeune Lune and the Nauti-

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(Left): Director Briggle with members of “Into the Woods” cast in Faribault: Debra Bjornard, Stephanie Roberts, Dave Flynn, Christina Schwietz, Jason Meyer and (foreground) Emily Rhoades and Annabelle Strickland. (Middle): Briggle as the Major General in “Pirates of Penzance” with Wendy Lehr, Dayton Opera, 2004. (Right): Briggle’s debut with the Minnesota Opera Company as Pedrillo in Mozart’s “The Abduction from the Seraglio” in 1980. Center and right photos courtesy of Gary Briggle.

lus Music Theater. He also appreciated the “two glorious roles” written for him in “Mrs. Dalloway” and “Barnum’s Bird” by Minnesota composer Libby Larsen, which Briggle called “thrilling challenges, richly rewarding.” His Minnesota credits also include performing and directing extensively for the Fargo-Moorhead Opera. In April of 2000 Briggle directed “The Mother of Us All” at St. Olaf‘s Kelsey Theater, based on the life of Susan B. Anthony, with music by Virgil Thomson and libretto by Gertrude Stein. Briggle told me, “What a thrilling privilege to have Dan Dressen, Janis Hardy and Jimmy McKeel, all dear friends and colleagues from the Minnesota Opera, invite me down to direct an opera at St. Olaf!” The work called for a multitude of soloists and, Briggle said with a laugh, “I wanted subtly to make my point that it is possible for musical theater and opera to thrive at St. Olaf and for people to sing as soloists without being in choirs.” And now Briggle has come to our vicinity from his home in South Minneapolis to direct the Tony award-winning musical from 1987, “Into the Woods.” The show features an intertwining of plots of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, with an exploration of the consequences of wishes and quests of the characters. Briggle said that he is not a director who is a dictator. Instead, he encourages the actors “to use their imaginations, to use their instincts, to use their talents and not to wait to be told what to do.” Then, “once I’ve got them taking risks, making choices, working with what they understand and what they imagine, then I start to shape that.” It is exciting for him to see the cast members make the roles their own. “I believe in that way the show then is a reflection of the community…The show for me is really about the importance of connectedness to one another, the importance of compassion and generosity, of mindfulness of one another,” said Briggle. At the heart of the finale is the theme that no one is alone, that “there are many communities, there are many families and these bonds are intrinsic and must be nourished and sustained.” Briggle is being aided by colleagues who have worked with him in the past, music director Joey Bates and associate Sean Flowers, both history continued on next page

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Gary Briggle – A National Star Among the many outside-of-Minnesota credits of Gary Briggle: • Stage Company of the Palm Beaches (Florida): Stop the World!, Patience, Godspell, Fiddler on the Roof, Man of La Mancha, Crucifer of Blood, Chekhov in Yalta • Skylight Music Theater (Milwaukee): Mikado (taped for PBS-TV), A Talent to Amuse (one-man show as Noel Coward), Let’s Misbehave (Cole Porter), An Evening with Gilbert & Sullivan, Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S. Pinafore, Hansel and Gretel, Patience, Iolanthe, Threepenny Opera, Sweeney Todd • Arizona Theatre Co.: (resident ensemble member in the late 1980s) Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S. Pinafore, Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Great Expectations, Amadeus, Arms and the Man • Dayton Opera: The Tragedy of Carmen, Porgy and Bess, Il barbiere di siviglia, H.M.S. Pinafore, Pirates of Penzance • Sacramento Opera: Pirates of Penzance, Turandot, Romeo et Juliette, Faust, Carmen, Falstaff • Seaside Music Theater (Daytona Beach, Florida): artistic associate. Many leading roles, starting with The Mikado, Music Man and Oh, Coward! in 1979 and directing and playing the “modern Major-General” in Pirates of Penzance in 1980. Others include Amadeus, Follies, The Gondoliers, La Perichole, Ragtime, Jeckyl and Hyde, Beauty and the Beast. • Lyric Opera (Cleveland): principal tenor 1983-98, artistic director 1995-98. Credits include: The Britten Chamber Operas, Daughter of the Regiment (debut), Candide, La Belle Helene, Mrs. Dalloway (premiere), “Into the Woods.” • Florida Repertory Theater (W. Palm Beach, founding member, performer and director). Credits include A Man for All Seasons, Oliver!, Tintypes, 1776, Oh Coward! • National Theatre of Hungary/Miskolc: directed Hungarian premiere of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music (1999) Also: Virginia Opera, Opera Omaha, Nevada Opera, Opera Carolina…..Need we say more?

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of Auburn University. Briggle had nothing but praise for the cast: “I’m not spoon-feeding them. They are working incredibly hard” and will give a gift of their efforts to the community “with all their heart.” What is next? Briggle is playing the “Fool” in Shakespeare’s “King Lear” at the Park Square Theater in St. Paul this fall and will be teaching acting again at the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. (He has taught at many colleges, including St. Olaf, throughout his career.) This month he is taking part in presenting a new chamber opera, “Winesburg, Ohio,” with composer Robert Elhai and librettist Jim Payne under the guidance of Ben Krywosz for the Fringe Festival.

Briggle concluded his interview with me with a tribute to Wendy Lehr, who has choreographed the finale for this production of “Into the Woods”: “When you live your life with the artist you most love and respect, then you have this extraordinary learning experience every moment of every single day. It’s a profound blessing to share a life with this great artist. Her gifts are only exceeded by her humility. She has taught me about hard work and patience and discipline and gratitude, on the stage and off the stage, and we just feel so blessed to have a life that is filled with art at the center of our lives. It’s an amazing wholeness.” Remaining performances of “Into the Woods” are Aug. 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Paradise Center for the Arts., 321 Central Ave. N. in Faribault. Call the Northfield Arts Guild at 507/645-8877 or Paradise Center for the Arts at 507/332-7372 for ticket information.

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Tim Fast����������������������������18 – Hogan Bros Dan Israel�����������������������������������24 – Tavern Irish Music Session�������������������Wednesdays Hogan Bros Jagged Ease���������4 – Cannon River Winery Jeff and Sabrina�������������������������18 – Tavern Prudence Johnson/Dean Magraw�������������3 Crossings Jivin’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing���������� 26 Signature Joel Kachel��������26 – Cannon River Winery Lonesome Dan Kase�������������������3 – Tavern Erin Keefe����������������������������������23 – St. Olaf Carey Langer��������������������������������� 24 – Cow Nick Leet������������������������������������11 – Tavern Jim Lenway������������������������������������ 11 – Cow Lee Mensinger and Brenda Owens����������������24 – Hogan Bros Mark Mraz�����������������������������9, 23 – Tavern Sasha Mercedes��������������������������17 – Tavern Midnight Collision����������������������2 – Tavern Northern Roots Session����Mondays – Cow the Outtakes������������� 11 – Harley Davidson Tim Patrick and His Blue Eyes Band������19 – Cannon River Winery Barb Piper������� 16 – Cow, 17 – Hogan Bros

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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 Cannon Valley Civil War Roundtable – Thursday, Aug. 16, 7-9pm – Rice County Historical Society, Faribault Cub Scout Pack 300 – 612/490-4048, cubs300.org Just Food Co-op, Northfield – 507/650-0106 Mondays: Knitting Night, 7-9pm, 507/645-6331

knit, chat, share ideas and get help. MOMS Club – northfieldmomsclub@gmail.com – First Wednesday of each month, 10am, St. Peter’s Church, Northfield – 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. Northfield Arts Guild – 507/645-8877 – Find classes for kids and adults at northfieldartsguild.org. Visit the website for August Summer Art Camps and Young People’s Theater Workshop. NAG also offers classes with tie-ins to summer exhibits (Travel Photography) and Theater in the Park (Dances of Shakespeare’s Time, and Shakespeare Inside Out). Summer Clay Workshop – Aug. 27-31; 9am-4pm – for adults with some basic clay experience. Explore various options with regard to the surface, feet, rims and form of 3D pieces. There will be time for one-on-one instruction in addition to class demonstrations. $270 members, $300 nonmembers. Includes two firings and a bag of clay. 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, Sat, 10-12pm A parent or caregiver-directed activity center where toddlers and preschoolers are surrounded by alphabet manipulatives, concept books, board books and puzzles, all designed to be a fun learning experience. Patty Cake Infant Lapsit, Tue, 10-11am – Specially designed to encourage development of language and motor skills by incorporating books with simple songs, rhymes and fingerplays. For ages 6-18 months with parent or caregiver. Dream Big READ!, Tue, Wed, 1-3pm – Drop in anytime to redeem your reading reward. Explore interesting books, play games and win prizes. Reward Pizza Thu, 11:30am – For those who have met their weekly reading goal. Pizza donated by Dominos. Toddler Rhyme Time, Wed, 10-11am – A time to encourage development of language and motor skills by integrating movement, songs, books and rhymes for kids ages 18 months to 3 years with parent or caregiver. Preschool Story & Craft Time, Thu, 10-11am – Stories and a craft for the “just about ready for school crowd.” For those who are ready to sit and listen to a picture book, sing songs and create a small art project.

Northfield Senior Center – 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. Northfield Yarn – 507/645-1330 – Open Stitching, third Thursday of each month, 6-8pm. Bring a project and share in the fun. Free. Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault – 507/332-7372

Find art-related classes for kids and adults at paradisecenterforthearts.org. Theatre Camp – Aug. 6-10, 13-17 – Kids entering grades 1-4 meet 10am-12pm, kids entering grades 5-8 meet 12:302:30pm – expand your imagination, build your confidence and strengthen your voice and body. The camp will work on acting, theater games, character development, improvisation, scripts and more in a safe, supportive environment. The camp concludes with a performance for family and friends. River Bend Nature Center, Faribault, 507/332-7151

Classes and activities at 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. Nature Arts & Crafts – Saturday, Aug. 11, 1-3pm – Join a naturalist for some fun, nature-themed craft time in the Interpretive Center. Examples, ideas, instructions and a variety of materials will be available for participants. Feel free to bring additional materials and ideas to experiment with or share with the group. Open to all ages. $2 per person or $6 per family, free for members. Starting a Nature Journal – Saturday, Aug. 18, 1:30-3:30pm – Keeping a nature journal compels us to slow down, observe, reflect and embrace our connections to the world around us. The class will explore examples of nature journals, share tips for starting and keeping a field journal, and explore River Bend for inspiration. Bring a journal of your choosing or blank sheets of paper. Drawing and writing materials supplied. Open to ages 6 and up. $2 per person or $6 per family, free for members VFW Club, Northfield – Sundowners Car Club First Wednesday of each month, 7:30pm.

Anyone who has an interest in street rods, customs, antiques, special interest or foreign is welcome to attend.

Northfield Public Schools Community Services 507/664-3649

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DINING Bittersweet Cafe – 212 Division St., Northfield, lobby level (Ar-

cher House Inn) • bittersweeteatery.com • 507/645-5661 – Mon-Fri 7am-8pm, Sat 7am-5pm, Sun 7am-2pm. Fair trade/organic coffee; baked goods; gluten-free treats; sandwiches and salads, Bridgeman’s ice cream, catering and events. Chapati – 214 Division St., Northfield • 645-2462 (office 645-1665)

chapati.us, Closed Mondays – Cuisine of India. Variety of curry and Tandoori entrees including a large selection of vegetarian items. Wine and beer. Contented Cow

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

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1010 Hwy. 3 S. • 664-9139 • 11 a.m. -10 p.m., Northfield – ­Family restaurant offering authentic Mexican cuisine as well as wonderful margaritas and more. Fireside Restaurant – 37540 Goodhue Ave., Dennison • 507/645-

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307 S. Water St., Northfield • 507/301-3611 • Sun 11am-9pm, Mon/Tue 11am-11pm, Wed-Sat 11am-1am – Upper-class bar food including appetizers, salads, burgers and more. Open for lunch and dinner. Entrees starting at 5pm. The HideAway – 421 Division St., Northfield • 507/664-0400 Mon-

Fri, 6am-10pm, Sat-Sun 7am-10pm – Cozy bistro atmosphere serving unique appetizers and sandwiches. Coffee drinks, wine and beer specialties. Hogan Brothers’ Acoustic Cafe

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415 Division St., Northfield • 645-6653 • Sun-Tue 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri and Sat 9 a.m.-10 p.m. – Hot hoagies since 1991. Also soup, sandwiches, Espresso, gourmet coffee and ice cream. James Gang Coffeehouse & Eatery

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2018 Jefferson Rd., Northfield • 507/663-6060 • Mon-Fri 6am-8pm, Sat-Sun 7am-5pm – Voted Best Coffeehouse in southern Minnesota. Fresh daily roasted coffee. Wraps, soups, sandwiches, salads, desserts, ice cream and non-espresso drinks. Free wireless internet and business catering available. J. Grundy’s Rueb ‘N’ Stein

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503 Division St., Northfield • ruebnstein.com • 507/645-6691 • 11amclose – Great burgers and famous Ruebens. Casual relaxing atmosphere. Huge selection of imported and domestic beers, fine spirits and wines. Game room, happy hour 3:30-6pm, Karaoke on Fridays at 9pm.

9992 • firesidelounge.net – T-F 11am-close, Sa/Su 9am-close, closed Mon. A menu to satisfy all tastes, from burgers and sandwiches to steaks and shrimp dinners. Friday night fish special, Saturday night prime rib special and Sat/Sun breakfast specials.

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Lockwood Theater Company������������������������ 25

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Galen Malecha for County Commissioner15

Professional Pride Realty���������������������������������18 Quarterback Club��������������������������������������������������8 The Rare Pair������������������������������������������������������� 22 Reboot Computers������������������������������������������������3 Riverwalk Market Fair��������������������� back cover Rooms By Tagg 2������������������������������������������������15 Rueb ‘N’ Stein������������������������������������������������������ 22 Schmidt Homes Remodeling��������������������������14 Sisters Ugly�������������������������������������������������������������12

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Division Street Dance��������������������������������������� 29

Northfield Dance Academy��������������������������� 32

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DuFour’s Cleaners����������������������������������������������39

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Northfield Historical Society���������������������������41

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Edward Jones����������������������������������������������������������5

Northfield Hospital and Clinics���������������� 9, 24

Verizon Wireless�������������������������������������������������39 Vintage Band Festival����������������������������������4, 30

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107 East 4th St., Northfield • 507/645-7101 – ­MandarinGardenNorthfield.com, Lunch: Wed-Fri 11:30am-2pm, Dinner: Tue-Thu 4:30-9pm. Fri/Sat, 4:30-10pm. Authentic Peking and Szechuan cuisine, freshly prepared, dine-in or take-out. Northfield Golf Club – 707 Prairie St., Northfield • 507/645-4026

Sun-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri/Sat 11am-9pm – Whether seated in the main dining room, bar, or member’s lounge, beautiful panoramic views of the golf course provide a charming atmosphere. Lunch and dinner menus with a variety of cuisine to savor.

The Ole Store Restaurant – 1011 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield

507/786-9400 • olestorerestaurant.com – Mon-Th 11am-9pm, Fri/Sat 11am-10pm (breakfast: Sat 7am-12pm, Sun 7am-1pm) – Contemporary dining with neighborhood charm. Relax at a table with linens and fresh flowers or sit in our cozy lounge. A full menu including appetizers, rustic flatbread pizzas, salads, soups, entrees, steaks, fresh seafood, sandwiches and gourmet desserts. Reservations available. Quality Bakery and Coffee Shop – 410 Division St., Northfield

645-8392 – Opens 6 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday – Owned and operated by the Klinkhammer family since 1949. Quality baking from scratch using delicious family recipes with no preservatives. Custom cakes, homemade breads, donuts, pies, cookies, espresso, lunch and more.

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Quarterback Club

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116 3rd St. W., Northfield • 507/645-7886 • Mon-Sat 6am-9pm, Sun 10:30am-8pm – Family friendly dining in Northfield for 37 years. House specialties include broasted chicken, BBQ ribs and flame-broiled hamburgers. Subway

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Hwy. 3 and 19, Northfield • 507/645-7226 • Open 24 hours/7 days a week – Fresh sandwiches, salads, flatbread, breakfast and more. The Tavern of Northfield – 212 Division St., Northfield • 507/6630342 • ­tavernofnorthfield.com • Sun-Thu 6:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 6:30am-11pm, lounge open daily 3pm-midnight. Located in the historic Archer House since 1984, The Tavern offers casual dining with a wide variety of homemade menu items and specials daily featuring fresh fish on Fridays and prime rib on Saturdays. The Tavern Lounge sports a deck overlooking the Cannon River, appetizers and a full bar with live music Thur-Sat.

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August 2012 Entertainment Guide  

An array of happenings around the Northfield, Faribault area including arts, music, theater, food and other forms of entertainment.

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