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Bestselling author, Michael Perry, alongside his band the Long Beds, will weave stories and humor throughout a lively concert April 12 at Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota. Perry returns to the Crossings April 13 to present a talk, ­“Writing from the Middle of Nowhere.”

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320 East Ave., Zumbrota • 507/732-7616 • M/T/W/F 10am-5pm, Th 10am8pm, Sa 10am-4pm Poet-Artist Collaboration – 26 poems and the artwork they inspired.

1651 Jefferson Pkwy. • 507/664-3700 Northfield Quilters – through April 21 – smaller wall hangings to coincide with the Northfield Quilters’ Quilt Show April 13-14. Paintings by Ruth Meliza –April 22-May 27

Paradise Center for the Arts

321 Central Ave., Faribault • 507/332-7372 Tu/W/F/Sa 12-5pm, Th 12-8pm, Su/M closed 10am-5:30pm, Th until 7pm, Su Noon-4pm – Hip Handmade Goods! Artist Reception for new exhibits: April 19, 5-7pm Carlander Family Gallery: Flaten Art Museum Fred Somers: Ordinary Wonders – through April 16. 1520 St. Olaf Ave. • 507/786-3556 • Paula Levine & Ethel Schochet – Going Home flaten April 16-June 11 M/T/W/F 10am-5pm, Th 10am-8pm, Sa/Su 2-5pm

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Axis Mundi: Levvittown by sculptor Holly Laws and playVranesh Boardroom Gallery: wright Charlotte Meehan - through April 7. A reinvented minTom Frank – through April 16. Illustrator iature neighborhood deconstructing the ideals and pitfalls of the Tom Frank will showcase his latest ebook titled famous post-World War II housing enclave for returning veterans. It Happened One Night On the Milky Way. Levittown remains the quintessential American suburb. His exhibit will include the workings of how he developed his ebook from hand illustrations to Northfield Arts Guild an on-screen flip book in addition to other cre304 Division St. • 507/645-8877 • ations he has done for small children. For this M-F 10am-5pm, visit web site for weekend hours project Frank collaborated with Craig Wasner All-School Art Exhibit – through April 20. Artwork by Northfield (music/voice over), Maren Wasner (vocals) students grades K-12 working in paint, pencil and ceramic meand Todd F. Edwards (video/animation). Artdiums. Opening Reception: Imagination Celebration, April 6, ist Anthony Matzke – Traditions with a Twist – April 16-June 11 10am-4pm. A day of free dance, art, music and theater activities. Corey Lyn Creger Memorial Gallery: Carleton/St. Olaf Art Apprentices Show Caleb Northrop – through April 16. – April 24-May 18. Prints, sculptures, Emily Hanek – April 16-June 11 photographs, drawings and books by six Second Floor Gallery: college art interns: Anda Tanaka, Anders Student Exhibit – through April 6. Student work from area Nienstaedt, Arielle Rebek, James Wilson, schools. Justina Ny, Mathew Brutger and Sheila Novak. A fascinating view of the intersection Paradise Center Health Arts ­Gallery of organic life with human determination. at District One Hospital You will see ingeniously constructed books 200 State Ave., Faribault installed in wooden sculptures, richly layered Featured Artists: Linda Vanlear (oil paintings), Ted Posthuwork by Arielle Rebek photographs, luminous bronze pieces and mous (pencil), Tom Fakler (digital photography), Kathy Miller mixed media drawings. The artists explore connections, the con- (watercolor), Joannie Johnson (oil on canvas), Ivan Amman nection of the human figure to the natural landscape, the relation- (intarsia), Janet Tangren (machine embroidered quilt art), ship between physical and mental health and the complexities of Carol Stott (watercolor and gouache). Opening Reception: April compassion. Opening Reception April 26, 7-9pm. 8, 5-6pm in the main lobby of the hospital with walking tours at

Northfield Historical Society

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408 Division St. • 507/645-9268 • M-Sa 10am-5:30pm, Su 1-5:30pm Dear Northfield Exhibit – through April 12. Based off the website, vintage Northfield photos are superimposed over contemporary views of the same area, with the old photo held up in reference.

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The History of Northfield’s Restaurants – opens April 18. Small businesses come and go, but in Northfield there are several restaurants that for decades have survived hard economic times as well as changes of ownership and of people’s food choices. The This exhibit highlighting some of these long-standing enterprises and their broader history. Opening Reception: April 18, 6-7 p.m.

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Egg Blues

By Felicia Crosby

Perfection, In Four-Part Harmony

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than enjoying award-winning voices raised in pitchperfect, four-part harmonies? Join the Lakelander Barbershop Chorus on Sunday, April 7, for An Afternoon of Barbershop at the Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault and let the region’s best quartets take you on a musical journey to the heart of the barbershop tradition. This benefit concert starts at 4; proceeds go to support the PCA. For tickets and information, go to or call 507/332-7372.

Music and Stories from the Heart of the Pen

Join bestselling author, humorist, musician and embattled pig farmer Michael Perry for a night of music and stories – many of them fresh from the farm – on April 12, at the Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota. Joined by his band the Long Beds, the author of Population 485, Truck: A Love Story and other wry celebrations of life in the Heartland will leave you newly in love with this land we call home, wondering why anyone would choose to live anywhere but the windswept Midwest. The show begins at 7:30, and the performance is held next door to Crossings at the State Theater. A writer yourself? Then be sure to come back the next morning. Perry offers Writing From the Middle of Nowhere, a 90-minute writing workshop on Saturday, April 13, from 10 to 11:30, also at Crossings. He talks about the freelance life, the publishing world and how important the “middle of nowhere” can be. The lecture includes a brief Q&A session. For information and tickets to either one or both of these events, call 507/7327616 or go to For more on Perry, visit


Nigel Egg is a blues original and a veteran of the 1970’s British music scene. He’s played with Supertramp and Mott the Hoople among many others, and he’s here at Dunn Bros. in Farmington on Friday, April 12, at 8 p.m. for the Almost Spring Thing. A seventime winner of the mnspin Competition sponsored by, Nigel’s intensely personal repertoire of original blues, a few classics and American roots music has won him top honors from competitions like Big Top Chautauqua, Great River Festival and the Highway 61 Folk Festival. Unbelievably, you can see him here for free. Don’t miss the chance. For more information, call 651/3449974 or go to

In Defense of the Invasion

Great Britain in the early ’60s gave birth to a sound that changed pop music forever. The Sleepers – Gordon Oschwald, Gary Rue, Tilly and Victor Johnson – cut their collective musical teeth on this sound and the songs the Brits created and, lucky for us, are here to bring them back at Northfield’s own British post, The Contented Cow, on Saturday, April 13, at 8 p.m. From the Yardbirds to the Hollies, the Animals, Zombies, Rascals and Dave Clark Five, the songs of the invasion sound just as fresh today as when they first hit our shores. You want some Beatles with that? They can do that too. For more information, go to or

A Most Celestial Party

One of the many perks of life in Minnesota is that great big night sky overhead, and here comes an opportunity to sit beneath it and learn about it from one of the top meteorologists in the state. Join Mike Lynch from WCCO on Tuesday, April 16, at 8:15 p.m. at the Middle School soccer fields in Northfield and get to know the constellations, planets and galaxies so far above. For an up-close and personal encounter, two of the largest mobile telescopes in Minnesota will be on hand for viewing. For information, registration and tickets, call 507/664-3649 or go to and follow the Community Services link. Bring the kids, and have them meet some real stars.

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Craig and Maren Wasner at the Tavern

For anyone who may wonder still whether talent is in the genes, you need look no further than the father-daughter duo of Craig and Maren Wasner. He is a long-time member of the celebrated Over and Back Band; she a recent Nashville resident who found herself missing her Minnesota roots. They’ve been a musical team since she was about seven, and what they produce is nothing short of family magic. Join them at the Tavern Lounge in Northfield on Friday, April 26, at 8 p.m., and hear fresh covers of such greats as James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty and Vince Gill. Mixing country, folk, blues and funk, the Wasners bring it back home, beautifully. For more information, go to or call 507/663-0342.

8th Annual Maple Syrup Fun Run

At some point, even in Minnesota, the snow melts, the air warms and maple syrup making time commences. And at River Bend Nature Center in Faribault the season is celebrated with their annual Maple Syrup Fun Run, held this year on Sunday, April 28. Take part in one of three races – a 10k trail race, a 5k trail race or a 1 mile walk (untimed) – and enjoy up close the slow-wakening beauty that is spring in Minnesota. Prizes are given to the top runners in the 5 and 10k races, including a bottle of real maple syrup harvested right here at River Bend. For more information and to register, go to rbnc. org/funrun or call 507/332-7151. All participants receive a race gift (while supplies last), and there will be beverages and snacks post-race.

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A Cash Call to Musicians This fall will mark ten years since the passing of Johnny Cash, one of the most beloved performers of all time. On Saturday, Oct. 12, Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault will present Johnny Cash: A Tribute to the Man in Black. Eight selected bands and artists will perform songs written by and associated with Cash in a tribute to his enduring legacy. To that end, the Paradise is sponsoring Paradise Live at Grampa Al’s every Thursday night this summer, from June through August. Two to three bands will be invited to perform a 45-minute set there each week. They must play at least three Johnny Cash songs during their set, the rest is up to them. The best eight bands, selected by members of PCA’s music committee, will perform at the big show in October. This is a great opportunity to get some exposure on a great stage while paying tribute to an American legend. Scheduling begins in April. If you want to be considered, send a YouTube link, a link to your website, Facebook page or MySpace to CDs can be mailed to Paradise Center for the Arts, 321 Central Ave., Faribault, MN 55021.

Simply Fodder For Your Next Cocktail Party by Sherri Faye © 2013

I love April! It hints at summer while it ushers in spring, greening grass, budding trees and new beginnings. It’s also the month of my birth. As I prepare upcoming Episode 54, I will celebrate my 54th birthday on the 13th – which makes it a “golden birthday” of sorts! This time of vernal renewal has me pontificating upon the start of new things, new directions, a fresh outlook on life and all that it entails. I have some clever ideas brewing for my Northfield based comic characters, Constance and Conrad, that include the chicken introduced in Episode 53: Ruffled Feathers, and bringing Shady Cat and Paisley back in the story line as well. This going to be fun! Speaking of birthdays... wishing my good friend and fellow Aries, Lori Williams, a happy birthday (albeit belated by one day by the time this hits the streets!) And Happy April Birthdays to my brother, Jeff (the big 5-0), my nephew Erik (born on my birthday), and my Mom! Here Comes The Sun! ~ George Harrison Left Field returns May 1 – stay tuned for more mischief and mayhem!

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Wage Warfare

April 11 & 12, 7:30pm; April 13, 2 & 7:30pm; April 14, 2 & 6pm Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield Twelve years after being exiled to a deserted island, the sorcerer and former Duke of Milan, Prospero, invokes an outrageous storm in order to beach his wrongdoers for a final confrontation. St. Olaf ’s production will feature the exciting innovations of several student designers as they create the scenic and aural landscapes for The Tempest’s beguiling island environment.

April 12-13, 19-20 7:30pm; April 14 & 21, 2pm Lakeville Area Arts Center If you’ve ever had a job, or wished you hadn’t, this office comedy is for you. Even on a good day, tensions run high in the customer service department of The Treasure Chest because two of the female coworkers can’t stand each other, and a third is constantly stuck in the middle. But when a chance for a promotion suddenly appears, all three women find themselves fighting for the job, although they don’t all fight fair. A madhouse free-for-all of schemes, sabotage, and unlikely alliances erupts, unseen by their idiotic boss.

God of Carnage

Super-hero Musical

The Tempest

April 12-14, 18-20; Th-Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Written by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Gabe Talamantes. This is a “deliciously caustic” (Chicago Tribune) Tony Award-winning comedy of grownups behaving badly. God of Carnage begins as two highly strung couples meet for a civil discussion about a playground fight betweeen their sons. The conversation quickly morphs into a laugh-out-loud, train wreck of an afternoon among savages, called “90 minutes of sustained mayhem” by The New Yorker. The New York Times hailed God of Carnage as a “four-way prize fight.” This must-see received the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, as well as the Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards for Best Play. This production contains strong language.

April 14, 2pm Crossings at Carnegie, State Theater, Zumbrota Caped scientist Captain Gravitone must use his super powers to stop the evil General Idiocy, who has teamed up with Siren Seductress Leather Alice to make the world “more stupider.” Can Gravitone’s powers help people make good choices? This all-ages musical combines the music of St. Peter musicians String Theory with a cast and crew that will have you laughing, doing the Walmart Tango down the aisles and making better choices in your life. Can you say carrots instead of cookies? Tickets: $5 adults, $3 students and children advance; $7 adults, $5 students at the door. Chase Me, Comrade

April 19-21, 25-27; Th-Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm Little Theater of Owatonna A comedy riot reigns as a male Russian ballet dancer defects to Britain and tangles with a British naval commander, Russian agents, the local constabulary and well-meaning friends. A farce about espionage, mistaken identities, lies and coverups that spiral out of control. This comedy by Ray Conney is directed by Jim Cole. I Was a Rat!

April 19-21, 26-28; F/Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm Northfield Arts Guild Theater Adapted by Barbara Field from the children’s book by Philip Pullman, directed by Mickey Morstad. This exciting and sweet story for kids tells of Little Roger, a rat who is chosen to be one of the coachmen for Cinderella’s carriage. When Roger is accidentally left behind, he is transformed into a little boy. Trying to navigate the unfamiliar world of humans, Roger has a series of misadventures as he looks to find his place in the world. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students and seniors. Prairie Fire Children’s Theater: Cinderella

April 19-20; F 7pm, Sa 1pm Northfield Middle School Auditorium Tickets: $5 adults, $3 students, sold at the door.


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Saturday, April 6 • 9am-3pm

FREE admission • Northfield Arena 1280 Bollenbacher Dr. (Hwy. 3 S)

It’s been one of those winters that just doesn’t want to let go. Times like these in Minnesota require a collective mind set to push things along. The Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce, with show sponsorship by Culligan and showcase sponsorship by Knecht’s Nursery and Garden Center, is providing the setting April 6, 9am-3pm when 55+ exhibitors will set up their booths at the Northfield Arena, open the doors and invite the public to meet face-to-face with experts to consider their new season projects.

A slate of speakers will provide focus to your seasonal projects. All the advertisers in this section will be on site with grab bags, giveaways and lots of great information.

Participants represent a wide variety of construction, home maintenance, gardening, landscaping and other home-related experts. A full roster as of March 21 is on the next page.

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Speakers this year are: 10 am ��������Leif Knecht, Knecht Nursery and Garden Center 11 am ��������Emily Custard, Schmidt Homes & Remodeling 12 pm ��������Sherry Morgan, Northfield Olive Oils and ­Vinegars 1 pm ����������Tim Franklin, Culligan This event is free and open to the public. There is ample parking, complimentary coffee and a beautiful springtime exhibit provided by the Northfield Garden Club.

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10am Presentation: Sensational Spring flowering trees for Minnesota After an exceptionally early spring in 2012, it looks like the spring of 2013 will be breaking fairly normally. If we do have a normal start to spring this Leif Knecht year, it may mean that flowering trees Knecht Nursery and and fruit trees will flower better than Garden Center last year when many blossoms were killed after activating prematurely and then being hit by a hard freeze in April. I’m looking forward to presenting a fast moving talk and power point presentation at the Expo on some of the very best spring flowering trees for us in Minnesota landscapes. These flowering trees mature to modest sizes so they will fit into almost any property, even when space is limited. There are few things we crave more after a long Minnesota winter than a spectacular mass of spring blossoms. Redbud tree in bloom The trees I will be focusing on have proven themselves reliable and are hardy performers.

11am Presentation: Getting the most of your kitchen remodel. Ten things you should know before you begin.

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Noon Presentation: How to ­incorporate balsamic and olive oils into your everyday experience

Northfield Olive Oils and Vinegars, located in historic downtown Northfield, strives to bring the freshest extra virgin olive oil from around the world to Northfield and its surrounding communites. We take pride in providing organically fused and infused extra virgin olive oils that achieve the perfect flavor aesthetic. Plus, our authentic balsamic condimento is made in Modena, Italy, from the highest quality Tebbiano grapes. We also provide you the opportunity to taste our products before you buy.

1pm Presentation: The state of local drinking water Tim Franklin, general manager of Culligan of Northfield, will speak on Northfield’s drinking water and provide some basic education and awareness on drinking water in general. Culligan offers a variety of water treatment products and services including water softeners, drinking water systems and bottled water.

For most of us, remodeling is something relatively foreign – we may have switched out hardware in our kitchens and painted walls, or had new flooring installed. But a complete kitchen remodel is no weekend project. The kitchen is essentially the heart of the home, and when undergoing a remodel, it can feel like your home is having open-heart surgery. It is a big process, takes a considerable amount of time and money to pull off and, depending on how prepared you are, can leave you wishing you had done things differently. Emily Custard Schmidt Homes

The purpose of this presentation is to inform and empower homeowners to create the kitchen they have been dreaming of. From doing your research prior to selecting a designer, architect or contractor – to knowing what to expect when the construction begins, these ten tips will empower you to make sound choices, stay present through the process, and end up loving your end result.


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Home & Garden Exhibitors as of March 21

All Energy Solar Ameriprise Financial Anna’s Bananas Daycare and Preschool Apple Chev Buick of N ­ orthfield Atlas Remodelers Benjamin Franklin Plumbing BlueGreenCorp Buff and Coat Hardwood Floor Renewal Builders and Remodelers Business Networking Int’l Cannon River Tree Care Central Valley Cooperative Coldwell Banker South Metro College City Design Build Remodel Country Cabinets of F ­ armington Culligan of Northfield Custom Drapery and Blinds Edina Realty Home Solutions Midwest Integrity House Services Johnson Reiland Builders & Remodelers Inc Knecht’s Nurseries & ­Landscaping KYMN Radio Lampert Lumber Landmark Homes Co LLC

Larson’s Siding and Windows Legare Construction Len Skluzacek Construction Mabel’s Draperies Part II Minnesota Rebath Mulligans Landscaping Northfield Garden Club Northfield News Norwex Owatonna Groundsmasters Peters’ Patio & Landscape Inc Pool and Spa Boy Premier Bank of MN Pressnall Plumbing Professional Pride Realty Rent’n Save Scotts Lawn Service Servicemaster by Ayotte Spaulding Sealcoating Specialized Flooring Steve Schmidt Homes Switzer’s Nursery and ­Landscaping Thomas A. West Construction Thompson Door US Federal Credit Union Van Haren Insulated Concrete Forms Window Concepts of MN Inc. Wireless World

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Spring Home


Here’s a handy checklist to get your season off to a clean start. Be sure to check in with the experts at the Home and Garden Business Expo for more and to plan your next project.

By Teresa Tilson

Clean the gutters. Water damage is no fun, so unclog those

Replace your heating and air conditioner filters. Do

gutters and direct water away from the house foundation. Protect your home and roof against expensive repairs

this at least twice yearly. Dirty filters make your HVAC system work harder, cost you money and shorten the life of your heating and air conditioner units.

Check water heater for leaks.Especially if your water

heater is more than five years old, check around the floor for dampness and check the unit for rust. Consider replacement if you find either. Check your sump pump. Make sure it is in working order

and check your back-up battery. A midnight downpour is no time to find out the pump isn’t working.

Put batteries in the flashlights. You know the power will

go out during an early spring storm. Don’t get caught in the dark.

Clear debris and vegetation from around air conditioner.Good air flow helps the compressor work efficiently.


Clean the dryer exhaust hose and vent. Some lint gets

Check washing machine fill hose for cracks. A leaky

past the dryer lint trap and becomes caught in the exhaust hose and dryer vent. Vacuum both and make sure the exhaust hose is free of obstructions and kinks that trap lint.

hose can flood your floors fast. Check hoses every spring.

Vacuum the refrigerator coils. Dirty refrigerator coils use more energy. Vacuum or brush off dust and lint. Change the smoke alarm batteries and put back in the batteries you took out when the pizza burned last week. Check to be sure the smoke alarms work. Service your lawn mower. Change the oil and sharpen the

blade so you will be ready for that first mow of the season.

Prepare your snowblower for summer storage. Don’t be

sorry when that first November snow comes around! Empty the fuel tank and let the engine run until it dies so the old fuel does not congeal in the tank. Drain the old engine oil and replace with fresh oil.

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The last days of March…

mondays: Bar Bingo • 4:30pm

Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30-10pm

Spike’s Bar and Grill, ­Faribault Chess Night with The Bishop • 7-9pm

saturdays: DJ Music • 9pm

Rueb ‘N’ Stein, Northfield Castle Rock N Roll, Castle Rock

Contented Cow, Northfield

All Request Dance Party 9:30pm-midnight

tuesdays: Open Mic Night 7pm-midnight

Free Jukebox Saturday Night

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville

Wednesdays: Babe’s Bar Bingo • 7pm

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville

thursdays: Water Pong Tourneys 9-11pm

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville DJ Dance Party • 9:30pm

Spike’s Bar and Grill, ­Faribault

Live DJ and Karaoke 9:30pm

Froggy Bottoms, Northfield By Speedo ­Entertainment. fridays: Karaoke • 9pm

Castle Rock N Roll, Castle Rock DJ Music • 9pm-1am

Rueb ‘N’ Stein, Northfield Except April 5.

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville Froggy Bottoms, Northfield EVERY OTHER SATURDAY: Euchre Tournament • 11am

Spike’s Bar and Grill, ­Faribault

sundays: Babe’s Poker Tourney 4 and 6:30pm

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville Quiz Night • 8pm

Contented Cow, Northfield Four-person teams compete for prizes.

Tuesday, March 26

Contented Cow, Northfield Every Tuesday night show up with your unplugged instrument of choice and jam – or just show up and listen. Carl Franzen • 10-11pm

Contented Cow, Northfield Early in his songwriting career Franzen wrote On the Road, which was recorded by John Denver, Michael Johnson and Bonnie Kolac. As an ad writer for J. Walter Thompson, Chicago, he wrote jingles for Philadelphia Brand Creme Cheese and Alberto VO5 (yikes). His first tv commercial won a Gold Medal at the New York Film Festival and he received a CLIO nomination for a Super­America jingle. This night he will tell stories and spin a caboodle of soulful, seductive grooves (with guitarist Antonio Monterosso). Wednesday, March 27 Bluegrass Jam • 6-8pm

El Tequila, Northfield Bring an instrument or just take it in. For information, call 507/301-9091. 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. Thursday, March 28 Artist Talk: Fred Somers • 6:30-8pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Somers is one of America’s pre-eminent pastel and oil painters. His exhibit, Ordinary Wonders, is at the Paradise Center for the Arts through April 16.

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Happenings Thursday, March 28, continued Willie B Blues Band • 6pm

Brickhouse Pub and Grille, Red Wing Willie B formed the Willie B’s Blues Band in the summer of 2010 in Red Wing. Willie’s style is influenced by the “Crunchy Texas Blues Sound” as well as the “Chicago Clean Tone.” Willie has been gigging regularly with a rotating lineup of musicians throughout the Twin Cities Metro. Willie B is a member of the Minnesota Blues Society.

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Mark Allen and the Key West Rejects • 8pm

Attractive setting … gorgeous spaces … access to high-quality care and services.

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Originals and favorites from Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Lit, Buck Cherry and more. Friday, March 29

Northfield Retirement Community offers:

Don Paulson • 5:30-8:30pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Bluegrass and folk with influences by the likes of The Beatles, Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill and Nickel Creek.

• Assisted living • Housing with services

Wine and Canvas • 6-8pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls An evening of painting and sipping on award-winning Cannon River Wines. Learn step by step how to re-create the painting of the day and take your work of art home with you. Pre-registration required – 507/263-7400.

• Skilled nursing care • Memory care • Rehabilitation • Full-time spiritual care services with a community chaplain and pastoral care To learn more, visit our website at

Andra Suchy • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield A regular guest on A Prairie Home Companion, Suchy has performed with such artists as Brad Paisley, Mindy Smith, Emmylou Harris, Chris Thile and Renee Fleming. She has recorded with a wide range of indie, rock, blues and folk acts, including The Honeydogs, Jonny Lang, Peter Ostroushko and Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner. Dave Hudson • 9pm

Rudy’s Redeye Grill, Lakeville After cutting his teeth with various college bands and acoustic duos, Dave Hudson made his way through the Minneapolis music scene by writing and singing his own blend of melodic acousticrock music. His style has been compared to the likes of the Gin Blossoms, U2 and the Counting Crows. His self-styled mix of cover songs ranging from the ’80s, ’90s and today, blended with his own recorded and nationally-released music, is what has kept crowds coming back for more. Rhino • 9:30pm-close



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Saturday, March 30

Relativity • 8pm

Sonny Bryant of The Platters • 2-5pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls

Wine and Cheese Fondue Pairing • 5-8pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Pair award-winning wines with delicious cheese fondue and dippers. $10 fee to sample the cheese fondue and wine pairings. Mark Grim • 5-7pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield A trio playing artists from Missy Higgins and the Avett Brothers to Fleetwood Mac and John Mellencamp to the Indigo Girls, Damien Rice and Sarah McLachlan with the power harmonies of twin sisters Linda Wilson and Sandy Jensen (mandolin, harmonica, percussion) and solid guitar and bluesy vocals by Toby Jensen. Johnny O’Brien • 8-10:30pm

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The Contented Cow, Northfield Claudia Schmidt • 7:30pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota Exploring jazz, folk, blues and world music genres – going deep inside their idioms and then fusing them seamlessly together – is something few musicians can do like Claudia Claudia Schmidt Schmidt does. Watch her tie it all together effortlessly using her silky smooth voice and 12-string guitar. Tangled Roots Bluegrass Band • 7:30pm

Hobgoblin Loft, Red Wing With Marty Marrone, Chuck Millar, Dave Tousley, Graham Somes and Mike Hedding. One of the most energetic and entertaining bands to hit the bustling Minnesota Bluegrass music scene. With material ranging from Elvis Presley to John Prine, Bill Monroe and Bruce Cockburn and Buddy Holly to Bruce Hornsby, Tangled Roots is not your everyday Bluegrass band.

Monday, April 1 Northern Roots Session • 7:30-9pm

The 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. Tuesday, April 2 Asian Film Series: The Lady • 6:30pm

Dittmann Center 305, St. Olaf, Northfield The extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi, the peaceful woman at the core of Burma’s democracy movement, and the personal story of her marriage to writer Michael Aris. Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30-10pm

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D ance Sum mer mps! Da y Ca Starting June 10, 2013! Classes in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, musical theatre, dance composition, improvisation and hip-hop. Pop Star and Princess camp, too! SUMMER DANCE CAMP HOURS: Dancers ages 5-8 – 9:00-noon (Monday-Thursday) Dancers ages 9-19 – 1:00-4:00 (Monday-Thursday) Preschool dancers ages 3-5 – 10-11 and 11-12 (Fridays) Visit for our weekly summer camp schedules! Northfield Dance Academy 640 Water St S Northfield, MN 55057 507-645-4068

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Ian Thomas Alexy • 8pm

Wednesday, April 3 Bluegrass Jam • 6-8pm

El Tequila, Northfield Bring an instrument or just take it in. For more information, call 507/301-9091. Concert: St. Olaf Piano Tour • 7pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf

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.

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist offers deft finger-picking, jazzy melodies and heart-warming tales of a well-traveled 20-something-year-old. Known for both his work as a solo artist and with the national-touring Americana roots duo Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank. More at Friday, April 5 Carey Langer • 5-7pm

The 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.

Thursday, April 4 Flaten Lecture Series: Jill Rowan • 7pm

Dittmann Center 305, St. Olaf, Northfield Ceramic sculpture.

John Olson • 6-8pm

Hogan Brothers Acoustic Café

The Mad Ripple Hootenanny/ Closing Party for Doug B ­ ratland Poster Exhibit • 8pm

Paradise Unplugged Concert • 7:30pm

The Chapel, Northfield The Mad Ripple Hootenanny is a songwriter’s in the round event hosted by Minneapolis writer, songwriter and musician, Jim Walsh. This hootenanny will feature exclusively Northfield songwriters: Matt Arthur (of Matt Arthur & The Bratlanders), Daniel Groll (of The Counterfactuals), Meredith Fierke (of Furia), Alison Rae, Jordan Taylor (of Rice County Roosters), and Michael Morris (of Rice County Roosters). $5. All ages. Doors open at 7:30.

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Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Jon Manners, Andy Tackett, Sweet Jazz, Barb Piper and Mary Cutrufello. Tickets: $10. Ben Aaron • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Original folk, blues and Americana. Find him at

LakeviLLe area arts Center Reserved seats now available online or call 952-985-4640

Straighten Up and Fly Right

Sunday, April 7 • 2pm through song and narration this one-of-a-kind production explores Nat King Cole and his hit-filled career. tickets: $18

Rhett Barnwell Lever Harp Master Class: Enhancing your Music ♦ 10 am Master Class: $25 Workshops: Gregorian Chant & Taize Music ♦ 1 & 3 pm

Workshops: $30 each or $50 for both

Sat, April 27

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Rhett Barnwell In Concert With Therese Thompson

Harp and voice concert at First Convenant Church in Red Wing

Sat, April 27 ♦ 7:00pm ♦ Freewill offering to benefit Area Food Shelf

Barn Fest Sat, August 3

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Red House Records showcases their musicians on the outdoor stage. For info contact:

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Wage Warfare

April 12-14 and 19-21 if you’ve ever had a job, or wished you hadn’t, this office comedy is for you. tickets: $14.50


Highview Hills Coffee Concert Sunday, April 28 • 2pm A vibrant and energizing ensemble that embodies the concept of music in motion, performing the visual percussion works of Mary ellen Childs. tickets: $14.50 adult/ $12 senior/student This activity is funded, in part, by appropiations from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund, and its arts and cultural heritage fund that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

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Tom Wavra • 8pm

Zumba Party! • 9pm-1am

Harry’s Cafe, Lakeville Dylan McKinstry with Hannah Read • 8:30pm

The Chapel, Northfield McKinstry is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer working and living in Minneapolis. He’s been called “…a vibrant young acoustic music architect with a bold new approach to guitar playing…’’ He has shared the stage with Dean Magraw, Dan Schwartz, Little River Band, Brandi Carlyle, The Minnesota Orchestra, Alison Scott, Needtobreathe, and many more. Hannah Read is a young innovative singer/ songwriter and fiddler from Edinburgh, Scotland. Read has played at The Millennium Dome in London, for the Dalai Lama, performed with Celine Dion, at the Scottish Parliament and at Edinburgh Castle for President Putin of Russia. In 2007 she was admitted to the Berklee College of Music in Boston to study fiddle under musicians including Matt Glaser, Darol Anger, Natalie Haas and John McGann. She studied bluegrass, Appalachian old-time, jazz and other popular contemporary music styles. $10. Doors open at 8pm. All ages.

Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield Learn more about the Latin-inspired dance-fitness program enjoyed around the globe. Featuring Latin dance music and 2-for-1 drink specials. Shoot Lucy • 9-11pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield A Twin Cities-based rock band. Mark Mraz • 9pm

Rudy’s Redeye Grill, Lakeville Everybody’s favorite piano man tickles the ivories and performs favorite sing-along songs, golden oldies and classic covers from the pop music archives. 8 Foot 4 • 9:30pm-close

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville Favorite hits from the last three decades to today’s hottest. Strange Daze • 10pm-close

Grampa Al’s, Faribault A straight ahead rock band from the St. Cloud/Minneapolis area that is filled with high energy, passion and soul. Strange Daze has played with many national acts and reached No. 9 on College Music Journal’s top 200. Saturday, April 6 Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce Home and Garden Expo • 9am-3pm

Northfield Arena Local businesses exhibit their services at this annual expo. See pages 7-12 for more.

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“ART COUNTS!” Northfield All-School Art Show

March 20-April 20 • Imagination Celebration April 6 Carleton/St. Olaf Art Apprentices Show

April 24 - May 18 Opening reception April 26


Full Bar Daily Specials M-TH Margarita Special

411 Concert Series featuring Caroline Herring

April 6 at 7:30pm Arts Guild Theater, 411 West Third Street

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April 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30pm April 21 and 28 at 2:00pm Arts Guild Theater, 411 West Third Street Directed by Mickey Morstad

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Happenings Saturday, April 6, continued Imagination Celebration • 10am-4pm

Northfield Arts Guild See galleries page. Relativity • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls 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 many classic rock tunes from bands like Fleetwood Mac and John Mellencamp to such varied artists as the Indigo Girls, Damien Rice and Sarah McLachlan. Sit back and enjoy power harmonies by twin sisters Linda Wilson and Sandy Jensen (who also adds mandolin, harmonica and percussion) and solid guitar and bluesy vocals by Toby Jensen. Occasional Jazz • 5-7pm

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

“The Last Waltz”: a Tribute to The Band • 7:30pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota The band that set the bar in magnificent album shows brings to life one of the greatest rock concerts of all time – Collective Unconscious returns to perform a tribute to The Band. The stage will be filled with special guests with an audience rocking to hits including Up on Cripple Creek, The Shape I’m In, Who Do You Love, and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. 411 Concert Series: Caroline Herring • 7:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater This Mississippi native, now based in Atlanta, has been compared to Lucinda Williams, Joan Baez and even Mozart. The Herring Sound is one that is both achingly ancient and decidedly modern – perfect little mysteries and powerful, hopeful stories about love and hate and everything in between. Herring is a lyrical and inventive singer/ songwriter whose vocals never fail to move the listener with her high trills and rich vibrato.

Opening Reception Libby Koehl Art Exhibit • 7pm

The Chapel, Northfield Free and open to the public.


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Jeff Ray • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Mighty fine guitar and harp. Ray walks a thin line between blues and folk, one minute strutting a slide-guitar ballad on the resonator guitar, the next minute blasting off into a oneman-band train ride. Ray performs regularly throughout North America and Europe and has shared the stage with the likes of Chris Smither, Justin Townes Earle, Spider John Koerner, Pat Donohue, Retribution Gospel Choir, Dawes, Charlie Parr and James Hunter. See Younger Brother • 10pm

Spike’s, Faribault Gabe Elmhorst (lead vocal, rhythm, harmonica, tambourine – influences include AC/DC to Theory of a Deadman); Mike Carlson (guitar – influences include Madonna to Dream Theater); Darren Flynn (drums – influences include Red Hot Chili Peppers to Lynyrd Skynyrd to AC/DC); and Jason Wilkerson (bass, piano – influences from Cash to Zeppelin). Uncle Chunk • 10pm-close

Grampa Al’s, Faribault Sunday, April 7

International Animation Festival: The Illusionist • 10am

Viking Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield A 2010 British-French animated comedy-drama film directed by Sylvain Chomet. It was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film in the 2010 Academy Awards and the Golden Globes.

April 2013

Andrew Walesch • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Blues and jazz by “the boy with the voice.” A great variety of classics and originals. Straighten Up and Fly Right • 2pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center This one-of-a-kind Old Friend production explores the genius of Nat King Cole and a hit-filled career spanning the decades from 1939 to 1962. Through song and narration, a tumultuous and transformative period in America is captured, and the career of a creative and influential musician who helped shape, and was shaped by, the times is honored. Performed by a seven-piece ensemble composed of leading Twin Cities performing and recording artists. $18 at or 952/985-4640. St. Olaf Band • 3:30pm

Skoglund Center Auditorium, St. Olaf, Northfield Conducted by Timothy Mahr. An Afternoon of Barbershop • 4pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Well-known for their perfect harmonies and award-winning quartets, The Lakelander Barbershop Chorus performs its precision four-part harmonies for all ages. Alongside the region’s best quartets you will take a musical journey around the old barbershop pole in this benefit concert for Paradise Center for the Arts. $15 members, $19 nonmembers, $10 students.

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Monday, April 8

Luke Fox • 9-11pm

Exhibit Opening Reception: Featured Artists at District One Hospital • 5-6pm

District One Hospital, Faribault See galleries page.

The Contented Cow, Northfield Rhythmic guitar work, strong harmonica solos and passionate vocals. Thursday, April 11

Northern Roots Session • 7:30-9pm

The 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. Tuesday, April 9 Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30-10pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Every Tuesday night show up with your unplugged instrument of choice and jam – or just show up and listen. Wednesday, April 10 Bluegrass Jam • 6-8pm

El Tequila, Northfield Bring an instrument or just take it in. For more information, call 507/301-9091. 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.

Matt Yetter • 12 and 9pm

The Cave, Carleton, Northfield Yetter plays classic slide guitar blues and old-time country blues on his National guitar with harmonica rack. The joy in his solo performances doubles as his audiences, young and old, respond with toe tapping, feet shuffling and all-out dancing. Documentary: Genesis: The Art of Creation • 7pm

Viking Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield Documentary film by Paul Krause on the artistry of Fred Somers. In 2011, Somers received a commission to paint the largest and most meaningful composition of his long career as one of America’s pre-eminent pastel and oil painters. Krause captured the creation from its inception to final installation, revealing Fred’s artistic spirit and genius. The painting was commissioned by the Sisters of St. Joseph. They asked that the painting be inspired by the Book of Genesis, and Fred responded with a composition reflecting sky, earth and water. Open to the public. A reception will follow. For information, call 507/581-3069 or go to


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ECFE Beach Party • 6:30-7:30pm

Longfellow Gymnasium, Northfield Are you tired of the winter blues? Come spend a fun evening with your family at an indoor “beach” party. Enjoy special games, artwork, activities and a snack planned around having fun in the sun, even if it’s winter. Call 507/664-3750 for more info or register online at and follow the Community Services link. $10 per family. Theater: The Tempest • 7:30pm

Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield See theater page. Mark Mraz • 8pm

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. Friday, April 12

Michael Perry and the Long Beds • 7:30pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota Appearing on stage with his band the Long Beds, Perry will weave stories and humor (including material from the Clodhopper Monologues) throughout a lively concert of original songs, including those on his albums Headwinded and Tiny Pilot, and a couple of tunes fresh out of the pen. Tickets: $18 advance, $20 day of. Performance will be held next door at the State Theatre. Doors open at 6:30pm. Perry returns April 13 for a talk, Writing from the Middle of Nowhere (see April 13). Dance: Veselica Spring Concert • 7:30pm

Wagner/Bundgaard Studio One, Dittmann Center, St. Olaf, Northfield St. Olaf ’s international dance ensemble. Also April 13-14. Theater: God of Carnage • 7:30pm

New Moon Trio • 5-7pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Here’s a taste of 100 years of popular tunes, random requests and spontaneous harmonies featuring Ross Currier on bass, Lance Heisler on drums and Justin London on guitar. Josie Johnson • 6-8pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page. Theater: Wage Warfare • 7:30pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Nigel Egg • 8pm

Hogan Brothers Acoustic Café

Dunn Bros, Farmington A blues original and a veteran of the 1970’s British music scene who has played with legendary groups like Supertramp and Mott the Hoople. Egg’s repertoire includes original blues songs, a few classics and a very personal collection of soulful American roots music. Egg is a seventime winner of the “mnspin” music competition sponsored by

Theater: The Tempest • 7:30pm

Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield See theater page.

Matthew Griswold • 8pm


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Tavern Lounge, Northfield Matthew Griswold supplies bone shakin’ voodoo grooves. His brand of foot-stompin’ folk-rock pays a tribute to the Delta Blues with a side order of thistle and shamrock. Expect a repertoire of classic covers, reinvented traditionals and well-crafted originals. More at Tim Alloys • 9-11:30pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Devon Worley Band • 9:30pm-close

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Devon Worley is a teenage country singer/songwriter/ guitarist known for her powerful voice, wide vocal range, dynamic performances and commanding stage presence. Her career on stage began at the age of eight when she won Photo: Jenny Phillips a national Radio Disney talent contest. At 14, Devon has opened or performed with such national acts as Bryan White, Hunter Hayes, the Kentucky Headhunters, Dustin Lynch, Confederate Railroad, Neal McCoy, Kix Brooks, Randy Hauser, Gloriana and Craig Campbell.

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Saturday, April 13

Toaster Fork! • 11pm-1am

Northfield Senior Center Mandy Roberts is the featured quilter, Jean Carlton is available for appraisals. There will be a quilt raffle, vendor displays, bed turning, hand quilting demo, quilts for sale, mercantile store and garage sale, silent auction and more. $3. Also April 13 and an accompanying display though April 21 at the Senior Center Gallery (see gallery page).

The Contented Cow, Northfield Original music from alt-country to straight up rock and roll, blues and punk. Face First • 10pm-close

Grampa Al’s, Faribault A seven-piece variety rock band rooted in Minnesota, featuring award-winning and national recording artists performing selections from both modern and classic rock genres.

Northfield Quilters Stars in the Garden Show • 9am-5pm

Writer’s Talk: Michael Perry • 10am

Spike’s, Faribault A great country act who is playing with various national acts. $8 cover.

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota Perry returns from an evening concert the night before (see April 12) to present a talk, Writing from the Middle of Nowhere. During this 90-minute session, Perry will discuss his book and magazine writing techniques, freelance life and the publishing world – as well as how “middle of nowhere” can be a power writing element. $35.

Redneck Hippies • 8pm

Theater: The Tempest • 2 and 7:30pm

Tim Sigler • 10pm

Harry’s Cafe, Lakeville What was originally an acoustic duo put together by Kevin Gagnon has evolved into not only an acoustic duo but also a fivepiece band. Both groups play music from many stylings including classic rock, blues, funk, R&B and some older country. They like to take requests, so bring your ideas and try to stump them.

Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield See theater page.

treVeld • 2-5pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls A group of string musicians who produces a rare quality of acoustic music that blends genres such as gypsy, swing, old time, Celtic, bluegrass, blues, chamber and Nordic roots and appeals to all ages.

Dave Hudson • 9pm

Rudy’s Redeye Grill, Lakeville After cutting his teeth with various college bands and acoustic duos, Hudson made his way through the Minneapolis music scene by writing and singing his own blend of melodic acoustic-rock music. His style has been compared to the likes of the Gin Blossoms, U2 and the Counting Crows. His self-styled mix of cover songs ranging from the ’80s, ’90s and today, blended with his own recorded and nationallyreleased music is what has kept crowds coming back for more.

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Wine and Yoga • 6-8pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Wine and Yoga are a wonderful way to spend a Saturday evening. Reserve your space today for $20 by calling the winery at 507/2637400. Space is limited. Price includes one hour of yoga instruction, a glass of award-winning wine and some healthy light snacks. Tin Can Gin • 6-8pm

International Animation Festival: Kirikou Et La Sorciere 10am

Viking Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield A 1998 traditional animation feature film written and directed by Michel Ocelot. The script draws from elements of West African folk tales. It has won numerous awards including the Best European Feature Film at the 2002 British Animation Awards.

Hogan Brothers Acoustic Café Fast-paced upbeat bluegrass music from the North – a blend of traditional bluegrass, new-age folk and alternative rock.

Don Paulson • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Bluegrass and folk with influences by the likes of The Beatles, Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill and Nickel Creek.

Ole and Lena Joke Night • 7-9:30pm

Grand Event Center, Northfield It’s back. The Northfield Historical Society’s annual Ole and Lena Joke Night. Norwegian joke tellers Brad Ness, Ann Etter and Michelle Drenth are back for two hours of side-splitting humor. Tickets for this 18+ show are $10 and available at the Northfield Historical Society and must be purchased in advance. Appetizers and a cash bar. Doors open 6:30, Norwegian humor at 7. Theater: God of Carnage • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page. Theater: Wage Warfare • 7:30pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Wagner/Bundgaard Studio One, Dittmann Center, St. Olaf, Northfield St. Olaf ’s international dance ensemble. Also April 12 and 14. David Ullman • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Ullman is a recent transplant from Cleveland, Ohio, where he garnered a large following for his “passionate, furrow-browed folk-rock for the frustrated and love-lorn.” Ullman is inspired by artists as varied as Glen Hansard and the Frames, Eddie Vedder and Bruce Springsteen. More at The Sleepers • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield This quartet has been inducted into the Mid America Hall of Fame, performed at the First Avenue Lennon Tribute and were a core fixture at The Contented Cow’s 2011 Beatles Fest. They’re back! Celebrate The British Invasion (and the American defense) with Gordon Oschwald, Gary Rue, Tilly & Victor Johnson as they perform music by ’60s favorites The Hollies, Searchers, Byrds, Animals, Zombies, Rascals, Kinks, DC Five, Yardbirds and, of course, the Beatles. Space Needle • 10pm-close

Grampa Al’s, Faribault

Theater: Wage Warfare • 2pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Theater: God of Carnage • 2pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page. Crossings at Carnegie, State Theater, Zumbrota See theater page. Theater: The Tempest • 2 and 6pm

Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield See theater page.

Concert: St. Olaf Philharmonia • 7:30pm

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf, Northfield Conducted by Martin Hodel. Monday, April 15 Northern Roots Session • 7:30-9pm

The 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. Tuesday, April 16 Film: Waking the Green Tiger • 7pm

Tomson Hall 280, St. Olaf, Northfield A film about the environmental movement in China, followed by a discussion with Gary Marcuse, filmmaker. Hostas: No Longer the Green and White Plant that Grandma Had Around the Tree • 7-8pm

Northfield Public Library Gregg Peterson of the Minnesota Hosta Society presents this program. Cantorei Home Concert • 7:30pm

Boe Chapel, St. Olaf, Northfield Conducted by James Bobb.

Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30-10pm

Sunday, April 14 Northfield Quilters Stars in the Garden Show • 9am-4pm

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Theater: Super-hero Musical • 2pm

Dance: Veselica Spring Concert • 7:30pm

Northfield Senior Center Also April 13. See April 13 description.

Dance: Veselica Spring Concert • 2pm

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Thursday, April 18

Mike Lynch’s Minnesota Star Watch Party • 8:15-10:15pm

The History of Northfield’s Restaurants Exhibit Opening 6-7pm

Northfield Middle School Cafeteria and Soccer Fields Bring lawn chairs and make yourself comfy as you watch a great celestial show in the skies over Northfield. Mike Lynch, a meteorologist at WCCO, will host and teach you about different constellations. You will also get to gaze at planets and galaxies through two of the largest mobile telescopes in Minnesota. For information, call 507/664-3649 or register online at and follow the Community Services link. $16/person, $36/family up to four, or $60/group of five-15. Wednesday, April 17 Bluegrass Jam • 6-8pm

El Tequila, Northfield Bring an instrument or just take it in. For more information, call 507/301-9091. 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.

Northfield Historical Society See exhibits page.

Film: Das Wunder von Bern • 7pm

Viking Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield The 2004 movie deals with the championshipwinning German soccer team of 1954. Its story is linked with two others: The family of a young boy is split due to the events in World War II, and the father returns from Russia after eleven years. German with English subtitles. Theater: God of Carnage • 7:30pm

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

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Regulars on the southern Minnesota music scene, Jaggedease is an acoustic duo playing originals and covering many genres from easy-going lounge to blues-driven ballads. See Friday, April 19 Exhibit Opening Receptions • 5-7pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See galleries page. Chance Meetings • 5-7pm

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Happenings Friday, April 19, continued 6 String Playground • 6pm

Spike’s, Faribault Background acoustic music for your happy hour pleasure. Tim Fast • 6-8pm

Hogan Brothers Acoustic Café A nationally touring finger-style guitar picking, harmonica bending, singer/ songwriter. His music is infused with folk, blues and country, and he plays both covers and original songs. Exhibit Opening Reception: Poet-Artist Collaboration 6:30pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota See galleries page.

Theater: Chase Me, Comrade • 7:30pm

Little Theater of Owatonna See theater page. Why Not • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Key West Rejects • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Mark Allen and a cast of talented musicians performing favorites from the likes of Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Foo Fighters and Buck Cherry, along with a repertoire of original tunes. See Rockfist • 9:30pm-close

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville A perfect mix of your favorite party rock songs. Superb harmonies, enjoyable song selections and a polished show.

Prairie Fire Children’s Theater: Cinderella • 7pm

Timothy Howe • 9pm

Northfield Middle School Auditorium See theater page.

Rudy’s Redeye Grill, Lakeville Silky vocals, melodic lines and acoustic guitar. Howe’s been compared to Jason Mraz, Gavin Degraw, Bruno Mars, John Mayer and Howie Day.

Theater: Wage Warfare • 7:30pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Theater: I Was a Rat! • 7:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page. Theater: God of Carnage • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page.

Saturday, April 20 Prairie Fire Children’s Theater: Cinderella • 1pm

Northfield Middle School Auditorium See theater page.



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Theater: I Was a Rat! • 7:30pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Irish folk and Celtic music.

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

Theater: God of Carnage • 7:30pm

Community Celebration Day 2-4pm

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Lashbook Park, Northfield St. Olaf social work majors present historical storytelling about the Northfield area, nature walks/lessons, live music, refreshments and kite flying at Lashbrook Park (1300 Highland Ave., off Cedar, north of St. Olaf). Lashbrook is a passive park, with no coordinated sports or recreation equipment, which contains prairie and grassland of the type when Northfild was first settled in the 1850s. Unpaved paths may deter those with mobility devices.

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page. Jivin’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing • 7:30-11:30pm

Signature Bar and Grill, Faribault Hot swing, fine food and drink, dancing and no cover. Michael Johnson • 7:30pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota Johnson recently released his first new studio album in 15 years. Best known for his 1978 hit, Bluer than Blue, Johnson’s album coincides with a return to Minneapolis. Johnson has had number one hits in country, pop and R&B, all graced by the warmth in his voice even as his style evolved. Billboard Magazine called Johnson “a dazzling guitarist and wonderfully expressive singer.”

Kellen McMillen • 5-7pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield St. Olaf student. Tuition Daddies • 6-8pm

Hogan Brothers Acoustic Café Theater: Wage Warfare • 7:30pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Theater: Chase Me, Comrade • 7:30pm

Little Theater of Owatonna See theater page.

Alison Rae • 8pm

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. Hear more at 64 Years of Quality Bakery in Northfield

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From posters to postcards, logos to letterheads, corporate publications to your personal project, By All Means Graphics does it – and does it best.

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Happenings Saturday, April 20, continued Willie B Blues Band • 8pm

Covered Bridge Restaurant and Lounge, Zumbrota Willie B formed the Willie B’s Blues Band in the summer of 2010 in Red Wing, MN. Willie’s style is influenced by the “Crunchy Texas Blues Sound” as well as the “Chicago Clean Tone”. Willie has been gigging regularly with a rotating lineup of musicians spread through the Twin Cities Metro. Willie B is a member of the Minnesota Blues Society. Optimum Trajectory • 9-11pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Together for years, this band takes a tune and gives it their own unique twist. Originals plus well-known rock and blues tunes. They know how to play and entertain. Acoustic jazzy kinda stuff. The 8th Street Duo • 9pm-1am

Rueb ‘N’ Stein, Northfield Northfield natives and local favorites Chad Johnson and Russell Franek are known for their spot-on harmonies and diverse acoustic style and have been playing together since junior high. Their music is at the crossroads between rock and country with a touch of modern folk. Influenced by the likes of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Bob Seger, CCR, Rolling Stones, Lynrd Skynrd, Zac Brown and Tom Petty. Decadence, Inc. • 10pm

Spike’s, Faribault Four fun-loving guys that enjoy the simple things in life like rocking people’s faces off.

Wine and Dessert Pairing • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Enjoy some delicious award-winning local wines paired with wonderful local desserts. Free and open to the public. Theater: Wage Warfare • 2pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Theater: Chase Me, Comrade • 2pm

Little Theater of Owatonna See theater page.

Theater: I Was a Rat! • 2pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page. Jaggedease • 2-5pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Regulars on the southern Minnesota music scene, Jaggedease is an acoustic duo playing originals and covering many genres from easy-going lounge to blues-driven ballads. See Concert: Oratorio • 3:30pm

Boe Chapel, St. Olaf, Northfield Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem; Chapel Choir and St. Olaf Orchestra. Conducted by Christopher Aspaas. Monday, April 22 Northern Roots Session • 7:30-9pms T

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Sunday, April 21 International Animation Festival: Chico and Rita • 10am

Viking Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield A 2010 Spanish animated feature-length film directed by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal. It won Best Animated Feature Film at the European Film Awards and was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2011 Academy Awards.

The Great Northfield, Minn. Book Raid • 5-9pm

Northfield Arena The first of a five-day sale. Thousands of good books at bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Northfield Hospital Cancer Infusion Center.

Vintage Band Festival August 1-4, 2013

Evening Headliners on Bridge Square A special thanks to another VBF supporter

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Happenings Tuesday, April 23, continued Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30-10pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Every Tuesday night show up with your unplugged instrument of choice and jam – or just show up and listen! Wednesday, April 24 The Great Northfield, Minn. Book Raid • 9am-9pm

Northfield Arena The second of a five-day sale. See April 23. Bluegrass Jam • 6-8pm

El Tequila, Northfield Bring an instrument or just take it in. For more information, call 507/301-9091. 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. Thursday, April 25 The Great Northfield, Minn. Book Raid • 9am-9pm

Northfield Arena The third of a five-day sale. See April 23.

Lecture: Dressing the Dinner Table 1 and 7pm

Rice County Historical Society, Faribault Jan Stevens will discuss house wares from Rice County homes from the 19th Century to today, and instruct on how to locate and integrate them for your own 21st Century dinner table.$2 non-members, free to members. Reservations encouraged, 507/332-2121. Faribault Area Chamber of and Tourism Business Expo 2-7pm

Faribault Ice Arena More than 60 exhibitors. Free and open to the public. Reading: Jim Heynan • 7pm

Viking Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield Heynen will read from and discuss his new book, The Fall of Alice K. Heynan is best known for his collections of short prose featuring young farm boys. He has been featured on NPR and been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in both poetry and fiction. Theater: Chase Me, Comrade • 7:30pm

Little Theater of Owatonna See theater page. Mark Mraz • 8pm

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. Friday, April 26 The Great Northfield, Minn. Book Raid • 9am-9pm

Northfield Arena The second of a five-day sale. 50% off. See April 23.


Murder Mystery Dinner • 6-9pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls The night will have a 1950’s theme. Catered food will consist of salad, meat, potatoes and dessert. The show is presented by The Murder Mystery Company and consists of three acts with two intermissions. $49.95/person, pre-registration required. Must be 21 years of age or older. Call 507/263-7400 to reserve your seat. Non-refundable seven days prior to event. Also April 27. Wine sold separately. Exhibit Opening Reception: Carleton/St. Olaf Apprentices Show • 7-9pm

Northfield Arts Guild See galleries page.

Concert: Early Music Singers and Musicum Collegium 7:30pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras. Theater: Chase Me, Comrade • 7:30pm

Little Theater of Owatonna See theater page.

Theater: I Was a Rat! • 7:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

Craig and Maren Wasner • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Father/daughter duo Craig (Over and Bank Band/piano) and Maren (guitarist recently returned from Nashville) play covers of popular artists such as James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty and Vince Gill. A mix between country, folk, blues and funk. Shirts and Skins • 9:30pm-close

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville Shirts and Skins emerged on the Twin Cities music scene in 2006. Since then they have performed at most of the major Midwest nightclubs and festivals, as well as garnered a legion of loyal fans. Combining high energy, an incredible stage presence and above average vocals and musicianship with what they call in the music business, the ‘X factor’, you have one of the hottest young rising bands in the region. Lost Highway • 10pm

Spike’s, Faribault One of the Upper Midwest’s top country bands. From opening shows for national acts such as Hank Williams Jr., Clay Walker and Josh Thompson, to playing outdoor festivals or for capacity crowds in the hottest venues in the area, Lost Highway’s commitment to country music and electrifying fans is evident every time they hit the stage. The band: Jesse Steberg (lead vocals), Matthew Schwake (rhythm guitar/vocals), Bronson Bergeson (lead guitar and vocals), Jake Galzki (banjo, guitar, harmonica, keys and vocals), Tim Paulson (bass/vocals) and Aaron Seevers (drums). Michael Loonan • 9pm

Rudy’s Redeye Grill, Lakeville A professional piano player since 1984, Loonan plays and sings a wide variety of music including popular standards, contemporary classics, jazz and classical.

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Saturday, April 27

Comedian C. Willi Myles • 8pm

The Great Northfield, Minn. Book Raid • 8am-3pm

Northfield Arena The last of a five-day sale. $5 bag sale. Free books 1-3pm. See April 23. Tony Williams • 2-5pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Tony Williams’ solo performance features a variety of classical, flamenco and jazz originals as well as some Americana/classic cover songs. During the summer of 2011 he was voted the winner of KARE 11’s The Voice: Minnesota contest.

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault After a true night of side-splitting laughter last season, Myles is returning the Paradise on his Midwest Theater Tour. The gift of connecting people with each other through humor and storytelling that everyone can relate to, Willi tells extremely funny non-offensive stories and jokes and gives a unique spin to life’s everyday challenges by applying humor to them. Referred to as “America’s Everyday Comedian,” Willi is truly comedy at its best. Rich Prenier • 8pm

2013 HealthFinders Spring Gala • 5pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield One-half of the popular duo, The Tumeni Brothers, Prenier covers a wide and eclectic range of music from artists like Matchbox 20, Eric Clapton, Incubus, The Beatles, Alice Cooper and, yes, even Lady Gaga.

Grand Event Center, Northfield This event is titled Locally Growing and Sustaining the Health in Our Communities: Local Volunteers, Local Support. All proceeds go directly to ensuring that everyone in the community has access to the health care they need. Visit or contact Jane Clifford at 507/301-5142 for information. Murder Mystery Dinner • 6-9pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls See April 26. Harpist Rhett Barnwell with ­Soloist Therese Thompson • 7pm

First Covenant Church, Red Wing Classical and Celtic harpist Rhett Barnwell is a multi-instrumentalist who has given concerts and performed with numerous orchestras throughout Rhett Barnwell the United States and abroad, including tours of Italy and Ireland. His compositions for harp have been published in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe. He is currently director of music and worship at Embry Hills United Methodist Church in Atlanta, GA. Therese Thompson is a Red Wing native who has sung in the Luther College Choir and in Red Wing’s Sheldon Theater productions. This concert is preceded by a master class, two workshops and a harp building shop tour at Hobgoblin Music (see clubs/classes page). Theater: I Was a Rat! • 7:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

Concert: Norseman Band • 7:30pm

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf, Northfield Conducted by Bill Webb. Theater: Chase Me, Comrade • 7:30pm

Little Theater of Owatonna See theater page.

‘Now and Then,’ Mary Jane Alm Band • 7:30pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota Throughout the last 20 years, Alm has mesmerized audiences with her expressive voice, authentic songwriting and charming stage presence. A new CD of 19 songs will be available at the show. Alm is one of the Twin Cities best-loved singer/songwriters and a recent inductee into the Mid-America Music Hall of Fame and her backup band is otherwise known as The Tex Pistols Band.


Sunday, April 28 Maple Syrup Fun Run • 7:30am

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault River Bend’s eight annual Maple Syrup Fun Run features 10K and 5K trail runs and a one-mile walk. New courses this year on the scenic trails. Pre-registration available. International Animation Festival: Mary and Max • 10am

Viking Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield A 2009 Australian clay-animated black comedy-drama film written and directed by Adam Elliot. The film premiered on the opening night of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Highview Hills Coffee Concert Series: Crash • 2pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center A vibrant and energizing ensemble that embodies the concept of music in motion, performing the visual percussion works of Mary Ellen Childs. $14.50 adults, $12 seniors/students at 952/985-4640 or Concert: St. Olaf Handbells • 2pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf, Northfield Conducted by Jill Mahr. Theater: I Was a Rat! • 2pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page. Average Janes • 2-5pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Music from the ’70s ’‘80s and today –a little country without the twang. Concert: Gospel Choir • 3:30pm

Boe Chapel, St. Olaf, Northfield Conducted by Darrin Thomas. SoulMates • 6pm

Reggie’s Brewhouse, Owatonna A stellar collective of soul – sonic brotherhood with a spiritual connection – musical soulmates. A co-op of gifted composers and arrangers take the listener on a journey of musical twists and turns, breathing new life into some classic themes and breaking ground on a new frontier of original sounds. Sultry jazz sounds, stinging blues and raw funk can converge seamlessly and then may segue into some flat-out “baby-making music.”

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Monday, April 29

I Cantanti Chamber Choir 25th Anniversary Celebration Concert • 7pm

Northfield Middle School Auditorium Founded in 1988, this group has been making fine choral music for 25 years. Le Donne, the women’s ensemble, was added in 2005. The choirs are directed by Wayne Kivell. The concert centerpiece will be the Frostiana Suite, by Randall Thompson. This seven-movement work for mixed, women’s and men’s voices, was written on poems of Robert Frost for the bicentennial of Amherst, Massachusetts, and depicts rural life in the early 20th century. General admission $10 ($15 at the door), seniors/students $5 ($8 at the door). Concert: St. Olaf Philharmonia • 7:30pm

Skoglund Center, St Olaf, Northfield Conducted by Martin Hodel.

Guest Recital: Shanghai Quartet • 7pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf, Northfield Renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovations, the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. Its elegant style melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of Western repertoire, allowing it to traverse musical genres from traditional Chinese folk music and masterpieces of Western music to cuttingedge contemporary works. Northern Roots Session • 7:30-9pm

The 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. Tuesday, April 30 Concert: Brass Night • 7pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf, Northfield Brass chamber groups. Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30-10pm

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

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knew, she told me, that the museum field was “where I wanted to go from the very beginning.” She had loved hearing the stories told by her father and grandmother and found that all of the disciplines (such as architecture, art, politics, the economy) came together in American Studies and had “an impact on defining who we are.” Garwood started her career working for the Northfield Historical Society from 1988-2000 and then worked in the Archives at Carleton College until assuming her current position at RCHS in June of 2003. Imagine the stories that must have been told when the old bones which ended up on display at RCHS were first discovered. A person named “R. Schwab” found a shoulder blade from a young mammoth on the banks of Mud Creek in Warsaw Township. A mammoth tooth was found by Elmer Rutz of Morristown in a gravel pit at Lower Sakata Lake. A mammoth tusk was found by two men who decided to split it in half, for some reason. All these came from the PaleoIndian period, 10,000 to 6,000 B.C., and were found in Rice County in the 1930s. Garwood told me that RCHS has been “very intentional” about having everything in the collections “from, made by or found in Rice County.”

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It is not surprising that Susan Garwood, executive director of the Rice County Historical Society, expresses a fondness for history. But it turns out she has a fondness for prehistory, as well. What is that? Prehistory is defined as the time before there were written records so, by that definition, Rice County history started in 1650 be- Susan Garwood (left), Executive Director of the Rice County cause “that was the time of the first Historical Society, and Administrative Assistant Alicia Reuter European contact” here. Garwood are shown here in a past era dental office, a replica found in the Main Street exhibit of RCHS. adds, “Any time we do tours, we begin with the very first residents And if you would like to know what life was like in Southern of the area which were, of course, the Indians. And, she notes, the Minnesota in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there is a RCHS also features “archeological signs of presence and activity Main Street exhibit here which allows you to peek into replicas of well before the historic period.” a general store, a toy and gift shop, bank, cobbler shop, doctor and So, when I talked to her about what we might feature from this dental offices, post office, dining room of a home and more. Here’s storehouse of stories at RCHS, Garwood suggested starting in the sheriff in the jail, sitting with his cigar, reading the Faribault Reprehistory with mammoth bones and skipping millenniums ahead publican, with wanted posters on the wall from that brazen robbery to the most recent permanent exhibit of RCHS which celebrates attempt that had taken place in Northfield, by the James-Younger hockey prominence in this area. Gang. Stories. That is what brought Garwood to her career. A native of The Rice County Historical Society, formed in 1926, was housed West St. Paul, Garwood got a bachelor’s degree in American Studin the Thomas Scott Buckham Memorial Library in Faribault from ies with a Heritage Preservation emphasis at St. Cloud State. She 1930 until the present museum was opened at the former county highway building at the east end of the Rice County Fairgrounds during the fair in July of 1978. Of the many permanent exhibits on display, the most recent one was put together and is being maintained by two brothers, Mario and Marty Mjelleli. Mario e-mailed me from a second round hockey playoff he was involved in playing in France that he “would like people to realize just how special hockey in Rice County is” and recognize that Faribault, in particular, is a hockey town, a “unique place where so much talent has passed through.” Mario and Marty both played in the Shattuck-St. Mary’s hockey program (Mario graduated in 2005 and Marty in 2001). Marty told me they both “have a lot of pride being from Faribault. We would both be

Exhibits stretch back into prehistory at RCHS. This mammoth shoulder blade (left) and mammoth tusk from the PaleoIndian period, 10,000 to 6,000 B.C., were found in Rice County in the 1930s. Photo courtesy of RCHS.


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competing against each other to help support youth hockey in Faribault. “It did not take long to get the idea rolling” of an exhibit at RCHS, Mario explained, because the brothers belong to “a big hockey family” with lots of hockey memorabilia: “It’s almost as if we have a display of our own in my parents’ basement.” RCHS Executive Director Susan Garwood was enthusiastic when approached about the idea. Garwood told me, “These two brothers are fabulous and true assets to the museum and this collection. After all, who better than those who know the topic so intimately to know what material best represents the subject and collection?” The exhibit started with a few items and is continually growing as the brothers add more hockey player cards, jerseys and equipment. Among items on display: a video of Walt Disney’s 1996 D3: The Mighty Ducks, filmed mostly at SSM. There is also a book of news clippings which celebrate hockey in Faribault. From Sports Illustrated: “Shattock-St. Mary’s is to high school hockey what Harvard is to law school.” From ESPN the Magazine: “Welcome to the Hogwarts of Hockey, where carbon-fiber sticks take the place of magic wands.” Mario Mjelleli came to the RCHS (along with his brother Marty) with the idea for a permanent hockey exhibit in the museum in 2009. The Shattuck-St. Mary’s graduates ensure that the exhibit continues to celebrate the amazing hockey legacy in Rice County, particularly in Faribault. Old skates, hockey cards, team uniforms and logo pucks are part of the display put together by the Mjelleli brothers. Photos courtesy of Jeff Lorenzen and RCHS.

classified as rink rats because that’s where we spend most of our time, honing our game, lifting weights or socializing.” The idea for an exhibit came from a fishing trip in northern Minnesota the brothers took with their father in July of 2009. Their grandfather, a big hockey fan from Roseau, had inspired their love for hockey, and during their trip, they stopped off to see rinks in towns such as Warroad, whose strong hockey tradition has led to its being called “Hockey Town USA.” They were impressed with all the trophies, banners, awards and famous alumni featured in displays at these venues, as well as at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Eveleth. Mario said that while they were on the boat fishing, they talked about how special an exhibit of Shattuck-St. Mary’s hockey would be, with all the talented teams and individual players and their accomplishments over the years. There were many players who moved on to “excel at the collegiate, minor pro, NHL and even Olympic level.” Just before their trip north there had been a celebrity hockey game at SSM with award-winning players

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Faribault High School provided a game jersey, puck with logo and articles about the Faribault Falcons. The Falcons won their first boys’ Big 9 conference title in 2010, with an 8-0 win over Rochester Mayo which put them into a tie with Rochester Century in the final standings. Seth Helgeson played for Faribault High School, then for the Sioux City Musketeers of the U.S. Hockey League (USHL) from 2007-09 and is a leader of the Golden Gophers in his senior year at the Univ. of Minn. (He was drafted by the N.J. Devils of the NHL.) The Mjelleli brothers hope to obtain a puck from Helgeson to add to the 22 which presently are in the collection. As for Shattuck-st. Mary’s hockey, Marty told me that SSM has sent more than 300 boys and girls to play in the NCAA and he counts 49 National Hockey League draft picks since 1996. (Just imagine, Susan Garwood said to me, if that many NFL players came from one school.)

The Shattuck-St. Mary’s team celebrates winning the 2003 USA Hockey Tier I 17 and Under National Championship in Laurel, Md. Among this happy bunch of players shown with coach Tom Ward (top right) with assistant Eric Soltys, trainer Wendy Battist and Ward’s young daughters, Taylor and Hannah, are prep-turnedpro hockey stars Ryan Duncan, Matt Smaby, Drew Stafford, Jack Johnson, Brian Salcido, Matt Ford and Sidney Crosby (Photo courtesy Shattuck-St. Mary’s).

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Hockey at SSM had humble beginnings, with the first team in 1925 playing on a small pond. In 1968 the first indoor ice rink called “The Barn” was built. However, at one point a shrinking overall enrollment at the school led to there being only two players on the roster and SSM had to partner with Faribault High School to field a team. But a sea change (or new Ice Age, if you will) was to take place in the 1990s at this college prep, boarding and day school for grades 6-12 which had its origin in a mission school founded in 1858. The administration committed itself to recruiting top hockey


NHL hockey superstar Sidney Crosby (left), who played at SSM from 2002-2003, captained the Pittsburgh Penguins to victory in the Stanley Cup championship in 2009. (Photo courtesy Pittsburgh Penguins.) Jonathan Toews (SSM ’05, at right) helped Team Canada win gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics and then captained his Chicago Blackhawks to a Stanley Cup championship (Photo courtesy Chicago Blackhawks).

prospects for the SSM Sabres under the leadership of Jean-Paul (J.P.) Parise, a former NHL pro from Ontario who had also coached the Minnesota North Stars. SSM left the Minnesota State High School League in 1996 and started playing – and winning – USA Hockey games and tournaments. (Parise held positions as coach, director of hockey and then director of prospect evaluation. And if that name sounds familiar, well, his son Zach is currently adding to the Parise legacy, playing with the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League). Andy Murray coached at SSM for the 1998-1999 season, during SSM director of hockey which the Sabres went 70-9-2 and won their first Tom Ward (above) has Tier 1 Boys 18 & Under national championship coached his boys prep title, before he moved on to become head coach of teams to seven national titles since his arrival in the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL.

uniqueness of SSM, which combines “athletics, academics and a boarding school environment,” unlike anything else in “our neck of the woods here in Minnesota.” Ward noted that the school population has doubled since he came and that 145 boys and girls are playing hockey (out of the school’s current enrollment of 441), which shows the success of the program. SSM has seven hockey teams and 15 coaches, with teams playing 50 to 70 games in a seven-month season, including tournaments throughout the U.S., Canada and abroad.

One event can serve as an illustration of SSM hockey brilliance: Five of the players in the men’s gold medal game of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics between the United States and Canada had played at SSM. Jonathan Toews, SSM ‘05 of the Chicago Faribault in 1999. Tom Ward succeeded Murray in 1999 (and folBlackhawks, scored the first goal for Team Canada lowed Parise as director of hockey in 2005). Ward, a Richfield and Zach Parise, SSM ‘02 who was at that time captain of the New native who had both played and coached hockey at the Univ. of Jersey Devils, tied the score 2-2 for Team USA with only 24.4 secMinn., proceeded to rack up seven additional boys prep national onds left in regulation. Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins titles in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012. The girls prep (who had been at SSM 2002-2003) gave the gold to his delirious team, formed in 1996, has had two “three peats” as national chamhome country of Canada on his goal in overtime. Ryan Malone, pions in Tier 1 19 & Under for 2005-2007 and 2009-2011. SSM ‘99, and Jack Johnson (who had teamed with Crosby at SSM, winning the 2003 national title with him) also played for the U.S. In an interview last month, Ward told me that it has been a Just a few months later, Toews’ Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, pleasure to be part of the “storied history we have here,” with the which had been won the year before by the Pittsburgh Penguins – “fantastic players” from supportive families. Ward stressed the

Five former SSM hockey players competed in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics men’s gold medal game of 2010 in Vancouver which Canada won 3-2 in overtime. (Pictured l-r): Zach Parise, Ryan Malone and Jack Johnson from Team USA, (photos courtesy of USA Hockey) and Sidney Crosby from Team Canada (photo courtesy of Hockey Canada). The fifth participant, Jonathan Toews, is pictured top right.


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The Mjelleli brothers: fierce hockey competitors, museum curators. Unlikely combination, but the two alums of Shattuck-St. Mary’s are passionate evangelists for the sport they love through the exhibit they inspired at the Rice County Historical Society.

Twins Jocelyne (left) and Monique Lamoureux (SSM ’08) led the United States to a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics and transferred from the University of Minnesota to play for their hometown University of North Dakota in Grand Forks (photo courtesy USA Hockey).

led by Crosby, who was the youngest captain (at 21) to ever win the championship. On the distaff side, twins Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux (SSM ’08) led the U.S. women’s hockey team to the silver medal at the 2010 Olympics and were part of the ’05-’07 “three-peat” championships at SSM. They spent one season playing hockey for the Univ. of Minn. before shocking the hockey world by transferring to their hometown of Grand Forks to play for the Univ. of N. Dak. which had never been nationally ranked or made the NCAA tournament. This year Jocelyne set the all-time WCHA record for career points and assists. Meanwhile, Amanda Kessel (SSM ’10) and Brook Garzone (SSM ’12) helped the Univ. of Minn. women’s hockey team break NCAA records of consecutive games won and total victories in 2012-2013, with Kessel having led the nation in scoring this season. Marty summed up the brothers’ hopes for the hockey exhibit: “The items reflect the hard work of many who have achieved great things in our rinks. It should offer a blueprint for aspiring young players to follow the path and carry on the tradition and also encourage others to try the sport of hockey.” The accomplishments recorded in the exhibit “should be a badge of honor for the community,” a reminder that some of the biggest names in sports have graced local rinks. Marty concluded: “All roads lead to Faribault!”

Older brother Marty (SSM Class of 2001) has played for an alphabet soup of hockey leagues: BCHL, USHL, WCHA, ECHL. The teams were the Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League, the Des Moines Buccaneers of the U.S. Hockey League, St. Cloud State University (where he graduated cum laude in 2008) of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, the Johnstown Chiefs of the former East Coast Hockey League (a minor league affiliate for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League) and the Amsterdam Tigers, a team he led in scoring during a 2009-2010 season in Europe. Marty coached the Des Moines Buccaneers 2010-2012, serving as head coach in 2012, and is currently an assistant hockey coach with St. Olaf College. After graduating from SSM in 2005, Mario was a first round, number one overall, draft choice of the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in the NAHL (North American Hockey League), playing for one year there and one year for the North Iowa Outlaws. Mario played for Augsburg College for four years, where he was nominated twice for the NCAA Hockey Humanitarian Award and graduated in 2011. Mario turned pro, debuted with the Mississippi Riverkings of the CHL (Central Hockey League) and then headed for Europe. In an e-mail, Mario said, “I signed with Eindhoven Kemphanen, a town about 1 1/2 hours away from Amsterdam.” This was special to him because Marty had also played in Amsterdam. Mario added: “I do have a little bragging rights over him, though. I got to play in the [Netherlands] All-Star game which was a great experience for me. I am now currently playing in Cergy, France, a suburb of Paris and we are in the 2nd round of playoffs.” Marty readily agreed that Mario had bragging rights for that All-Star game and said proudly that “For the 2012-13 season for Cergy Jokers of France, Mario was among the league leaders in points scored.” Clearly both Mjelleli brothers deserve bragging rights for the hockey exhibit they created at the Rice County Historical Society.

The Rice County Historical Society, located at 1814 N.W. 2nd Avenue in Faribault, is open Mon.-Fri. 9-4. Phone 507-332-2121. The website is

Brothers Mario (left) and Marty Mjelleli have played for a half dozen hockey leagues between them, including in the Netherlands, after graduating from Shattuck-St. Mary’s. Self-described “rink rats,” they hope to inspire a love for hockey in others through the RCHS hockey exhibit. Photo courtesy of Jeff Lorenzen.

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Brush Up On Your Brass! Vintage Band Festival Aug. 1-4, 2013 The Vintage Band Festival is once again proud to present performances from a wide variety of brass bands. A rich history is found in British-style brass bands. Two Minnesota-based bands in this tradition will appear at the Vintage Band Festival in August – the Lake Wobegon® Brass Band and the Sheldon Theatre Brass Band. This band style began during Britain’s industrial era, when newly invented brass valves were being mass-produced. The resulting cultural change took “playing in a band” to a new level, inspiring challenging contests that enlivened the working communities, heightening spirits and creating a category of band music all its own. Today the North American Brass Band Association embodies this tradition passed down through the centuries, while many heritages continue to embrace Britishstyle music throughout the world.

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net (E ) could be taught like a Flugelhorn (B ) or a Tenor Horn (E ) according to the notes on the staff. Populated by music educators and serious amateurs from around the Mississippi River shores, the Sheldon Theatre Brass Band of Red Wing plays a regular series of performances at the T.B. Sheldon Auditorium as a “house band” and also performs concerts in other regional communities. They have played at the National Brass Band competition and even hosted the event in Red Wing one year. They also appeared at the Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville, Kentucky. This will be the band’s third appearance at the Vintage Band Festival. The Lake Wobegon® Brass Band formed in 1992 and is cosponsored by Anoka-Ramsey Community College and the Anoka Brass Band Association. When Garrison Keillor was contacted regarding the band’s name, he responded, “I’m happy to give my permission. The only condition is that you will let me know when the band is formed...and that at some mutually convenient time, you’ll play at a picnic for me. Good Luck.” The band’s many notable performances include the 35th anniversary show for A Prairie Home Companion and a number of music educators’ conferences.

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“We had a blast being a part of the Vintage Band Festival in 2006 and 2010 and look forward to a chance to be a part of the festivities again in Northfield this summer,” said Chris Ravndal, the band’s executive manager and principal solo cornet. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund and by a grant from the ­National Endowment for the Arts.

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The Vintage Band Festival is a four-day celebration featuring bands from across the US and abroad. More than 100 concerts fill the streets of historic Northfield and will be staged at satellite sites throughout southern Minnesota on Aug. 1-4. The Festival offers a variety of genres, ethnic influences, and period-style performances. Visit for more information. Find the VBF on Facebook at “Vintage Band Festival” and Twitter at @vintagebandfest.

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Third Monday of the month, 7pm, Ivan Whillock Studio, Faribault Cannon River Winery, Canon Falls –, 507-263-7400 Wine Club with a Book Problem – April 25, 6-8pm – Discuss The Great Gatsby and enjoy a flight of award-winning wine designed to complement the book. $10 pre-registration. This is a monthly event. Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota –, 507/732-7616 Classes in the arts for preschoolers through adults. Welded Metal Garden Sculptures – April 20 and/or April 21; 9am-3pm – Learn how to create a variety of sculptures for your garden using a MIG wire feed and a stick welder, plus oxyacetylene and grinders. Metal artist Kelly Ludeking will take you step-by-step through the processes. Bring your own found steel or cast-iron objects, if you like, and a sack lunch. Class takes place at Custom Iron, two blocks from Crossings. For adults (and 16 or 17-year-olds if accompanied by an adult). All levels. Cost: $98 + $75 materials fee. Sign up for both days and save $30. Faribault Public Library –, 507/334-2089 Books and Brownies – April 8, 4-4:45pm – grades 3-5. Each month discuss a book, eat brownies and do a book-related activity. This month’s book is Swindle by Gordon Korman. Hobgoblin Music Loft, Red Wing –, 877/866-3936 or April 27. Harp workshops presenter: Rhett Barnwell. All levels. Hands-on. Bring your harp. Free concert follows, see April 27 happenings. Master Class: Enhancing Your Music, 10-11:30am – Come prepared to share a piece or work on a technique. Four to five people will share their pieces with the group. Hands-on for any level. Registration 9-10am. Workshop I: Gregorian Chant, 1-2:30pm – Study its origins and its fundamental role in shaping Western sacred music, and how it lends itself to being played on the harp and how to do it. Workshop 2: Playing for Sacred Situations/Taize, 3-4:30pm – This workshop is for playing in a worship setting as a new experience or for the experienced harpist to get new ideas. The Taize monastic community has produced a repertoire of simple, meditative worship songs ideally suited to the harp. Tour of harp building shop, 4:30-5pm Harp Workshops ($30 each, $50 both) Master Class ($25) Box Lunch with Rhett ($10) and workshop registration, noon-1pm Just Food Co-op, Northfield – 507/650-0106 Mondays: Knitting Night, 7-9pm, 507/645-6331


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Find art-related classes for at Wine & Design: Abstract Painting (21+) – includes up to two glasses of wine and all supply materials. A one-evening workshop where you can sip wine and paint in a fun environment. Relax and unwind while you paint the featured painting of the night. Instructors will walk you through step-by-step instructions. No experience necessary. At the end of the evening you will go home with a beautiful 11x14 painting. Register online. $30. MOMS Club – – 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 Nature’s Design Workshop – Tuesdays April 23-May 14, 6:309pm – Participants in this handbuilding class will examine the natural world for subtleties of shape, design, texture and color to enhance slab, pinch or coiled pieces. For beginners and intermediates ages 16+. $117 members, $130 nonmembers, $30 materials. Free Theater Workshop: Lighting Design – April 13th, 10:30am12:30pm in the theater. Led by lighting expert Anthony LaRoy. Free and open to ages 13 and older. 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. Paper Craft Club, Tue., 3:30-5pm. Patty Cake Infant Lapsit, Tue., 10-11am. Toddler Rhyme Time, Wed., 9:30-10:30am. Preschool Story & Craft Time, Thu., 10-11am. Lego Club, Thu., 3:30-5pm. Poetry Patch with St. Olaf Students, Sat. bi-weekly, 12-1pm Contemporary Women Writers Book Group, Tues., April 16, 7-8pm Growing Hardy Roses in Minnesota – April 24, 7-8pm Northfield Public Schools Community Services


Northfield Senior Center –

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, Thursdays, 6-8pm. Bring a project and share in the fun. Free.

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Find art-related classes for kids and adults at Framing with Barb Bruns – Tuesdays, April 16-30; 1-4pm – Learn basics of framing with materials you can get at hobby stores. Just bring the artwork. 9x12 or 11x14, matt opening, will be used for this class. Everything else will be provided. By the end of the class you will have a completed framed piece. $63 members, $81 nonmembers, $40 materials for 9x12, $45 materials for 11x14.

Rice County Historical Society, Faribault

507/332-2121, Archeology Series, April 9, 23 and May 7, 7pm – Dale Maul will present a three-part lecture series on 15,000 years of Rice County Native American archaeology from an anthropological perspective. April 9: The first Americans (Clovis and Folsom) and the Early Archaic period. April 23: Middle Archaic and Late Archaic culture. May 7: Woodland and Mississippian cultures. $15 members, $20 non-members. Reservations encouraged. River Bend Nature Center, Faribault, 507/332-7151 – Classes and activities at Bagels and Birds – Sat. April 6, 9:30-10:30am – Join a naturalist in the comfort of the building to observe bird (and other) visitors to the backyard habitat feeding area. Help with ID, fun facts, binoculars, guidebooks and conversation. Coffee and bagels.

Woodpeckers of River Bend – Sat. April 13, 1-2:30pm – Seven of Minnesota’s nine species of woodpeckers can be found at River Bend. Find out more about this interesting group of birds. Dress for the weather and be prepared to walk mostly on trail for an hour. $2/person or $6/family, free for River Bend members. Return of the Reptiles – Sat. April 20, 10-11:30am – Learn about brumation – for reptiles, this is roughly the same as hibernation. Now that the spring sun is warming the ponds and ground, these reptiles are emerging. Join naturalist Amber Brossard and her collection of live amphibians and reptiles to learn about their natural history, adaptations and where these animals have spent the winter. After the program, take a walk around River Bend and look for local amphibians and reptiles that are just emerging for the warm summer months. $2/person, $6/family, free for River Bend members. Secure Base Counseling Center, Northfield –

­ – 507/301-3412 Mindful Parenting – Fourth Saturday of each month, 9-10am. Parenting is an challenging opportunity to practice being present and mindful. This discussion group supports its members as they apply mindfulness practice to parenting. Blended Families – Fourth Saturday of each month, 11-noon. Couples who bring children together from previous relationships have an opportunity to create a whole new family. This blending of families brings with it many rewards and many challenges. This group supports its members as they celebrate lovely aspects and grow through challenges of life in a blended family.

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404 Wilson Ave. NW, Faribault • 507/334-9379 – Old-fashioned restaurant and drive-in, bringing people together to share great food, great root beer and friendly hospitality. Enjoy our signature root beer in a cold frosty mug for a truly one-of-a-kind taste and don’t forget the A&W original Coney Dog. Carbone’s Pizza & Sports Bar – 620 So. Water St, Northfield, MN

55057, 507/645-2300,, Mon-Sat 11-1am, Sun 11am to midnight. Family friendly sports bar. Monthly and daily food and beverage specials. 2-for-1 happy hour daily, 11am-7pm, 10pm12am. Half-price appetizers Mon-Fri 3-7pm.

Castle Rock N Roll Bar and Grill – 27798 Chippendale Ave

507/645-0676 • Facebook: Castle Rock N Roll Bar and Grill – 111am (every day). Great burgers and pizza, with daily specials. Located at the corner of Hwy. 3 and Cty. Rd. 86. Private party room available.

Chapati – 214 Division St., Northfield • 645-2462 •,

closed Mondays – Cuisine of India. Variety of curry and Tandoori entrees including a large selection of vegetarian items. Wine and beer.

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515 Division St., Northfield • 9:30am-6am, 7 days a week • 507/6455322 – Fresh crepes, Belgian waffles, hot coffee, chai, tea and more.

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302 Division St. S., Northfield • • 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. Culver’s

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960 Highway 3, Northfield • 507/645-7700 • • 10:30am-7pm – Culver’s ButterBurgers use fresh, never frozen 100% Midwest beef. Our fresh frozen custard is made daily from real Wisconsin dairy. For something different, try the hearty tenderness of beef pot roast, the grilled-up-fresh goodness of a rueben or the hand-battered North Atlantic cod filet. 900 N Highway 3, Northfield • 507/645-8912 • • Feb-Apr: 10am-9pm, May-Aug: 10am-10pm, Sept-Oct: 10am-9pm – Dairy Queen treats and cake, homemade or southern style BBQ brisket sandwiches and famous juicy Polish hotdogs. Home of the Blizzard. El Tequila

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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 – 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. J. Grundy’s Rueb ‘N’ Stein

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503 Division St., Northfield • • 507/645-6691 • 11am-close – Great burgers and famous Ruebens. Casual relaxing atmosphere. Huge selection of imported and domestic beers, fine spirits and wines. Game room, happy hour 3:30-6pm, Karaoke on Fridays at 9pm. 37592 Goodhue Ave., Dennison 507/645-6666 • Tue-Thu 4pm-2am, Fri-Sun 12pm-2am – American (Traditional), Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches. Nightly specials include Wednesday-Baby Back Ribs; ThursdaySpecialty Pasta; Friday-Fish Fry; Saturday-King Cut Prime Rib.

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Mandarin Garden Restaurant – 107 East 4th St., Northfield • 507/645-7101 – ­, 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. The Ole Store Restaurant – 1011 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield 507/786-9400 • – 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

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410 Division St., Northfield • 645-8392 – Opens 6 a.m. TuesdaySaturday – 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. 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. 4452 40th St W, Webster • 952/652-2700 • Tu-Th 5-9 pm, Fri-Sat 5-10 pm, Sun 5-8:30 pm – Owned by the Ettlin family for 35 years, Ranchero steaks are among the best in Southeast Minnesota. For traditional German fare try the Pork Schnitzel with German beer. Excellent food, fine service, a true supper club experience. The Tavern of Northfield – 212 Division St., Northfield

507/663-0342 • t­ • 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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