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RED MOLLY April 3 - Faribault THE CHERRY ORCHARD Opens April 4 Northfield GYPSY JAZZ JAM SERIES April 17 & 30 Northfield PETER YARROW April 24 - Zumbrota LINGUA LUNA April 26 Cannon Falls C. WILLI MYLES April 26 - Faribault

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Northfield Arts Guild

304 Division St. • 507/645-8877 • northfieldartsguild.org M-F 10am-5pm, visit website for weekend hours

Burnsville Performing Arts Center

12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville • burnsvillepac.com 952/895-4685 • M-F 9am-5pm, Sa 10am-2pm, Su 12-4pm Children’s Art Festival – through April 27

Crossings at Carnegie

320 East Ave., Zumbrota • 507/732-7616 crossingsatcarnegie.com • M/T/W/F 10am-5pm, Th 10am8pm, Sa 10am-4pm 13th Annual Poet-Artist Collaboration – through May 15 – A juried group show featuring 26 poems and the art they inspired. Reception and Poetry Reading: May 10, 6:30pm.

Eclectic Goat – 413 Division St. S. • 507/645-0301 • M-Sa

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Dittmann Center, St. Olaf • stolaf.edu/collections/flaten 507/786-3556 • M/T/W/F 10am-5pm, Th 10am-8pm, Sa/Su 2-5pm River Doctors: Taking the Pulse of the World’s Largest Rivers – through April 2 – This exhibit tells the story of four watersheds, revealing how deforestation, land disturbances and climate change affect rivers and, in turn, the people who depend on them for recreation, commerce and livelihood. Oceanographer-turnedphotographer Chris Linder’s photographs draw viewers in with stunning views and captivating narratives. A deeper look reveals the story of how scientists are striving to understand the future of global watersheds. Senior Show 1 – April 13-21 – Opening Reception: April 13, 2-4pm. Senior Show 2 – April 27-May 6 – Opening Reception: April 27, 2-4pm.

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Exhibit dates through April 12 Main Gallery: 2014 All School Art Show – A mixed media exhibit of visual art featuring work from all (including homeschool) approximately 500 Northfield K-12 students in paint, pencil and ceramic mediums. Opening Reception: April 5, during Imagination Celebration – A free annual celebration of art for young people that includes theater arts, visual arts, dance and music. Upstairs Gallery and Archer House: Work by Northfield

Latino youth that brings to light observations these young people have on growing up in the Northfield community.

Exhibit dates April 18-May 12 Main Gallery: Surface Tension: Seven Emerging Artists – An exhibit by St. Olaf and Carleton art apprentices featuring an array of mediums including photography, drawing, printmaking, painting and ceramics. The artists are Anna Carlson, Eliza Dennis, Gina Gaetz, Brooke Granowski, Addie Rosenwinkel, Kara Sajeske and Noah Sanders. Opening Reception: April 25, 7-9pm. Upstairs Gallery: Emily Haskell ceramics The Archer House: Mary Ellen Frame

Northfield Arts Guild at Allina Clinic

1440 Jefferson Rd. • M-T 7am-8pm, F 7am-7pm, Sa 9am-3pm Prints and Book Plates from Northfield book artists.

Northfield Historical Society

408 Division St. • 507/645-9268 • northfieldhistory.org M-Sa 10am-5:30pm, Su 1-5:30pm Basketball display through early June of artifacts from the first era of women’s basketball.

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Exhibit dates April 8-June 7 • Artist Reception April 11, 5-7pm Carlander Family Gallery: Kathy Miller – Perspectives

Northfield Senior Center Gallery

1651 Jefferson Pkwy. • 507/664-3700 northfieldseniorcenter.org M-F 7am-8pm, Sa 7am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm NSC Gallery Exhibit Arlene Rolf and Deb Johnson – through April 13

Owatonna Arts Center

Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery: Deb Lee Carson – The Horse

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435 Garden View Ln, Owatonna • 507/451-0533 oacarts.org • 1-5pm, closed Mondays “Art In Bloom” Quilt Show – April 6-27 – The 10th triennial quilt show put on by the Piecemakers of Quilt Guild of Owatonna. The gallery will be filled with other 70 quilts of all sizes and colors. Suggested entry fee: $3.

Corey Lyn Creger Memorial Gallery: Kaelen Kurtzweil

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Paradise Center Healing Arts ­Gallery at District One Hospital

CALL OF ARTISTS: Steele County artists or Owatonna Arts Center members are invited to participate in the annual Steele County Art Exhibition in May. Artists can go to oacarts.org for entry information.

200 State Ave., Faribault Featured artists: Diane Hagen, George Sierakowski, Georgi Carson Tsenov, Loretta Verbout and Sandra Dinse. There will also be several pieces from a variety of artists on loan from Barb Bruns’ Gallery in Morristown, MN.

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321 Central Ave., Faribault • 507/332-7372 Tu/W/F/Sa 12-5pm, Th 12-8pm, Su/M closed Exhibit dates through April 5. Carlander Family Gallery: Jorge Ponticas Corey Lyn Creger Memorial Gallery: Bethlehem Academy Student Work Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery: Committed – Lisa ­Anderson

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Theater

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Footloose: The Musical

March 28-29, 7pm; March 28, 30, 2pm Lakeville Area Arts Center A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace. Enjoy the music of Footloose, Let’s Hear It for the Boy, Almost Paradise and Holding Out for a Hero. The performance will include both adult and teen actors. Tickets: $13 and available at lakevilleareaartscenter.com or by calling 952/985-4640. The Fox on the Fairway

March 28-30, April 3-5; Th-Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Gold and sex – two things you can enjoy without being good at it. From the writer of Lend Me a Tenor and Crazy for You, Ken Ludwig’s The Fox on the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp, which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Caddyshack and Noises Off fans will be thrilled with this new comedy as the 43rd annual grudge match between rival golf clubs is thrown for a loop when the best golfer switches teams on the eve of the competition. Mistaken identities, huge consequences, marriages on the brink of disaster and secret romantic shenanigans. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life and man’s eternal love affair with golf. Tickets: $14 adults, $10 students, $1 off for PCA members. Call 507/332-7372 Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5pm, Thursdays until 8.

April 4-6, 11-13; F/Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm Lakeville Area Arts Center Expressions Community Theater presents this tale of five southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. As 30 years pass the women rely on one another through all that life has thrown at them. Don’t miss this hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever. Tickets: $13 and available at lakevilleareaartscenter.com or by calling 952/985-4640. The Cherry Orchard

April 4-6, 11-13; F/Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm Northfield Arts Guild Theater This beautiful translation by Jean-Claude Van Itallie brings to life Anton Chekhov’s modern classic tale centered at the estate of Madame Ranevskaya where the fate of the beautiful orchard hangs in the balance as it is auctioned off to pay family debts. According to the New York Post, this play is”...a new, faithful, very playable and gorgeous translation.” Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students and seniors – northfieldartsguild.org or 507/645-8877.

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Gracie Takes Up Crime-Solving

April 5, 7pm and April 6, 2pm Northfield Senior Center The Encore Players presents this radio comedy – with all the sound effects – originally broadcast in 1947. Tickets: $10 and available at northfieldseniorcenter.org, at the Senior Center or at the door. Oh, What a Lovely War!

April 10-12, 7:30pm and April 13, 2pm Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield Oh, What a Lovely War! is not a straight play, nor is it a revue, nor a musical comedy in the accepted sense of the term. Rather, it is a mixture of these elements, using song, dialogue, photographs, posters, slang and even statistics to give us a portrait of World War One (The Great War) from the British perspective. It is part docu-drama and part Monty Python. Tickets: $8 and available at 507/786-8987. Mom! A New Musical

April 25-27, May 2-5, May 8-11; M/Th-Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm Burnsville Performing Arts Center Mom! celebrates the twists and turns, delights and dilemmas, rewards and regrets of parenting – from trying to reason with a toddler in a tantrum to panicking at the prospect of a parent-teacher conference. From staving off unwanted child-rearing advice to struggling to accept the choices of grown children. From trying to rekindle marital passion to trying to shield kids from the heartbreak of divorce – this musical celebrates the humor and the terror of parenting. Monday night’s performance will feature a talk-back after the show. Tickets: ticketmaster.com or 800/982-2787.

Time Stands Still

April 25-27, May 1-3; F/Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm Little Theatre of Owatonna Time Stands Still focuses on Sarah and James, a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent, trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy. Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories and, together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life. Tickets available at littletheaterofowatonna.org or 507/451-0764.

Auditions Shrek: The Musical April 6, 2-5pm and April 7, 6-9pm New Prague High School Curtain Call Theatre is hosting open auditions for all ages for a large cast summer musical. Come prepared to sing a song from the play or a similar song, no more than one minute in length. Feel free to bring sheet music, accompaniment music or sing a cappella. ­Performances will be July 18-20 and 25-26 at New Prague High School. Visit curtaincalltheatre.net for more information.

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Participants represent a wide variety of construction, home maintenance, gardening, landscaping and other home-related experts. A full roster as of March 19 is on page 9. 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. Speakers this year are: 10 am ������Professional Pride Realty, Home and Garden Business Expo sponsor – everything you wanted to know about buying or selling a home but were afraid to ask… 11 am �������Leif Knecht, Knecht’s Nurseries and Landscap-

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Ann Magnolia: Ann Magnolia blossoms red/purple about a week Colorful flowering shrubs are a later than the white Royal Star wonderful antidote for winter-weary Magnolia, which extends the time Minnesota gardeners. At the Northyour garden can show off early field Home and Garden Show on season flowers. Ann Magnolia is April 5, I will be presenting a seminar produced in shrub form and as a covering ten excellent shrubs that small single stem tree. have excellent hardiness and are sure Regent Serviceberry: Regent to add beauty to your landscape. The Serviceberry will provide a huge following are brief notes on three of number of lacy white blossoms the varieties that I will cover in more and has a restrained size rating of detail at the seminar: 4-6 feet tall, making is much more Northern Sun Forsythia: Inuseful in modest-sized spaces in credible flower bud hardiness down to your garden than larger varieties. Forsythia -30 degrees and well-behaved upright My favorite part of having Regent form set Northern Sun Forsythia apart Serviceberry is the heavy crop of delicious fruit they produce from many of the other forsythias. Sporting a Zone 3 rating, in late June to mid-July. This fruit is great for fresh eating, Northern Sun Forsythia almost always blooms heavily, even pies and preserves. above the snow line, providing spring’s first explosion of The winter of 2013-14 has been long and cold. Fire up your brilliant golden yellow flowers. Allow plenty of space, since imagination now to discover just the right spot in your landNorthern Sun grows to a mature size of 6-8 feet tall by 5-7 scape for amazing flowering shrubs. feet wide. By Leif Knecht, Knecht’s Nursery

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Home & Garden Exhibitors as of March 19 Aerus Electrolux All Energy Solar American Waterworks Ameriprise Financial Apple Chevrolet Buick ­Northfield Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Buff and Coat Hardwood Floor Renewal Business Networking ­International C.G.T. Limited Cannon River Watershed ­Partnership/Rice Soil & Water Conservation District Cannon River Tree Care LLC Central Valley Cooperative Citizens Climate Lobby, ­Transition Northfield, Greater Northfield Sustainability ­Collaborate Coldwell Banker South Metro College City Design Build Common Grounds Lawn and Landscape Inc. Country Cabinets Culligan of Northfield Custom Drapery and Blinds by Michael Esch Deutsche Contracting Edina Realty Faribault Vacuum and Sewing Center

Integrity House Services LLC Johnson Reiland Builders and Remodelers Inc Knecht’s Nurseries and ­Landscaping Lampert Lumber Landmark Homes Co LLC Legare Construction Len Skluzacek Construction Mabel’s Draperies, Part II Minnesota Rebath Mr. JST Technology Consulting Mulligan’s Landscaping Northfield Garden Club Northfield News/Girlfriends Magazine Northfield Rent N Save Peter’s Patio and Landscape Inc. Pressnall Plumbing Professional Pride Realty Radtke Repair and Chimney Service Schmidt Homes Remodeling ServiceMaster by Ayotte Specialized Floor Coverings Thompson’s Garage Door and Openers Tradition Realty – Eric Frank Window Concepts of MN Inc. Wireless World

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Clean Water Starts At Home By Beth Kallestad Cannon River Watershed Partnership

As the temperature warms, the snow melts and the birds start chirping our thoughts turn to getting outside for gardening, yard and home maintenance. Did you realize that while you’re doing these things you can also be doing something to reduce pollution and make our streams, rivers and lakes cleaner? Well, you can and the best part is that most of the things you can do will actually give you more free time and save you money to enjoy other activities. Here’s a list to get you started. 1. Go Native! Plant a rain garden, boulevard garden or just a plain old garden using native plants. Besides the fact that they are beautiful, designed by nature to live in this landscape and are wonderful habitat for birds, butterflies and wildlife, they are a big help with preventing erosion and water pollution. Once they are established, they require little watering and maintenance and can handle our cold winters and droughts. Ask your local nursery about them or contact the Rice Soil and Water Conservation District to order these plants for delivery in mid-May. To learn more, call them at 507/332-5408 or stop by our booth at the Northfield Home and Garden Show on April 5.

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2. Install a Rain Barrel. Rain barrels are a great way to reduce the amount of water that runs off your property, conserve water and save you money by not having to pay for water to take care of your garden and lawn. These barrels come in all shapes and sizes and can be outfitted with pumps and hoses to get the water where you need it. In an average year, a 55-gallon barrel would get filled eight times which is 440 gallons of water saved. It may not sound like much but getting lots of these put to use can really add up. Sign up with Cannon River Watershed Partnership for one of our Rain Barrel workshops in April or May. Dates and locations are at crwp.net/category/news/. Can’t make it to a workshop? Give us a call at 507/786-3916 and you can purchase a barrel directly. 3. Keep your grass clippings out of the street. When the grass gets washed into the storm drain, it makes its way to the streams, rivers and lakes. The grass has lots of phosphorus in it, which causes the green slime we see on the water from too much algae growth. Bag the clippings or sweep them up and compost them to use on your gardens as free fertilizer. For more information and links to resources, check out the Cannon River Watershed Partnership website at crwp.net. Thanks in advance for helping make our water cleaner!

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Why Hire a Design Professional? By Emily Custard, Schmidt Homes

Why would you hire a designer for your home improvement project? You have a good grasp of what you want; you’ve seen enough HGTV shows to know a bit about design. What could an interior designer offer that you can’t? When most people hear interior designer they think decorator – someone who helps pick out paint color, artwork and furniture pieces. But an interior designer goes far beyond decorating into programming, space planning, kitchen and bath design and installation – where codes, guidelines, ergonomics and material selections are critical in determining the successfulness of the project. Interior designers are trained to assess your needs; they have the knowledge and skill to professionally tailor recommendations based on your budget and lifestyle. Yes, it will cost money to hire a designer but their experience, expertise and connections will save you time, money and offer greater satisfaction in the end. 1. You’ll save time and money. As we all know, time and money are sometimes synonymous. Designers have the resources and product knowledge needed to quickly and efficiently sift through the myriad of choices available, to narrow down what will be best for your taste preferences, functionality and budget. There may be ways to cut costs by choosing different materials or products that could be less expensive, better quality and/or more appropriate for you. Interior designers are skilled at communicating with and

coordinating between architects, engineers, contractors and sub-contractors. They know the lingo and can be an advocate for you and your time, money and overall project outcome. They are connected to many industry partners and know who to recommend or avoid for your project. Interior Designers also have a trained eye and look for details that you may miss, and can spot likely issues based on your decisions. Avoiding poor quality choices, sizing errors and inappropriate items up front will save both time and money. 2. You’ll get a better end product. Interior designers are trained to listen to you, the customer, and interpret your needs, desires and frustrations. They have the skills to transform abstract ideas into reality through detailed workable plans. They are excellent communicators and act as advocates for you throughout the process. They will assist you by offering feedback and suggestions regarding your choices while respecting your style and offering up-to-date, timeless advice. The best designers not only have creative ideas and solutions for your project, but those ideas are rooted in reality, functionality and practicality. They are three-dimensional thinkers and can envision spaces and opportunities often missed in a two-dimensional plan. Not all designers are created equal. When searching for a professional, make certain they come highly recommended, have a degree or extensive training/certification and have experience. It is also important to feel comfortable with them, and trust their opinions.

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MONDAYS: Bingo • 7pm

SATURDAYS: Movie Matinee • 2:30pm

TUESDAYS: Poetry & a Pint • 7-8:30pm

DJ Link • 9pm-1am

Carbone’s, Northfield Contented Cow, Northfield WEDNESDAYS: Mooove It! • 10pm

Contented Cow, Northfield DJ dance party with Terry VanDeWalker. THURSDAYS: DJ and Karaoke • 9pm-1am

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Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

Rueb ‘N’ Stein, Northfield

Corner Room, Rueb ‘n’ Stein, 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.

Club Music/Dancing • 10pm

Rosewood • 7:30-9:30 pm

Contented Cow, Northfield

The Club, Faribault

Free Jukebox Sat Night Froggy Bottoms, Northfield SUNDAYS: Conversation at the Cow 5:30-7:30pm

Contented Cow, Northfield Quiz Night • 8pm

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

DJ Link • 9-11pm

Rueb ‘N’ Stein, Northfield Karaoke • 9pm-1am

Boston’s, Faribault

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The Contented Cow, Northfield Rosewood is a three-musician version of the group Chance Meetings with John Hiscox, Neil Rowley and Gail Moen performing an eclectic mix of primarily acoustic music that’s not half-bad and a lot of fun. THURSDAY, MARCH 27 Wesley Church & The Fabulous Vanguards • 8pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Country music. Mark Mraz • 8pm

The 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.

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Matthew Griswold • 8-11pm

FRIDAY, MARCH 28 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. Andrew Walesch • 5:30-8:30pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Blues and jazz by “the boy with the voice.” A great variety of classics and originals. Theater: Footloose – The Musical • 7pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Theater: The Fox on the Fairway • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page.

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield For the last 15 years Lonesome Dan Kase has been playing his unique brand of countryblues on stages throughout the U.S. His live performances showcase both his unique finger-picking style and warm vocals as well as his depth of knowledge in the history of the blues. More at lonesomedan.com. Ray Coudret • 8-10:30pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield

GALLERY All School Art Show March 19- April 12

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville A five member, high energy Twin Cities-based band playing a wide variety of modern, alternative, ’80s and classic rock with twists of country and other surprises splashed in. The Club, 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 capacity crowds in the hottest venues in the area, Lost Highway’s commitment to country music and electrifying crowds is evident every time they hit the stage. 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).

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SATURDAY, MARCH 29

The High 48s • 7:30pm

Jason Weismann • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls While interjecting a good helping of musicianship back into traditional vocal crooning and original arrangement with his instrumental work, Weismann takes his years of traditional jazz studies along with years as a featured soloist to the band stand. The Three Muscatelles 5-8pm

Cannon River Winery, ­Cannon Falls A trio of women who play guitar, fiddle and percussion and sing ballads, bluegrass, folk and blues. Wine & Cheese Fondue Pairing • 5-8pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Pair cheese fondue with award-winning wines.

Stoney End, Red Wing Since forming in 2006, The High 48s have been making music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a modern attitude, original songs and a wide range of influences far beyond Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers and Flatt and Scruggs. In a genre created and dominated by artists from the South, The High 48s were born and raised in the upper Midwest. In a music scene where playing standards is the norm, The High 48s are a band of songwriters who perform their own material in addition to the festival favorites. Tickets: $15. Reservations recommended, 877/866-3936. Theater: The Fox on the Fairway • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page.

Takin’ It to the Streets: A Tribute to the Doobie Brothers 7:30pm

Theater: Footloose – The Musical • 7pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota The Fabulous Armadillos and Collective Unconscious reunite for another astounding tribute concert. Hear hits like Black Water, Minute by Minute, What a Fool Believes, Takin’ It to the Streets and many more. Tickets: $34 in advance, $38 at the door and available at crossingsatcarnegie.com or 507/732-7616. Doors open 6:30.

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Forrest and the Rangers • 7-9pm

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Expressions Community Theater The Dixie Swim Club

April 4-5, 11-12 at 7:30 p.m. & April 6 & 13 at 2 p.m. Five Southern women set aside a long weekend every August to recharge their relationships free from husbands, kids and jobs. Don’t miss this hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever. Tickets: $13

Coffee Concert No. 3: The Bakken Trio

Sunday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m. Award-winning trio Stephanie Arado (violin), Judy Lin (piano), and Mina Fisher (cello). Sonatas and trios by Grieg, Debussy and more. Sponsored by Kingsley Shores Senior Community. Tickets: $15 adults / $12 seniors & students

Love Potion #10, The Musical with The Whitesidewalls

Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. Comedy, golden age rock and roll, and a 1964 small-town high school love story. Featuring WDGY disc jockey, Michael Patrick “Records” Ryan and The Whitesidewalls. Tickets: $22 advance / $25 at the door

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Daddy Squeeze • 8pm

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield Dan “Daddy Squeeze” Newton has been dazzling audiences with his vast repertoire and creative accordion style for more than 30 years. He is a talented composer/arranger who has produced more than 25 recordings and has appeared in dozens of festivals across the US and in Finland, Canada and Austria and is a frequent guest on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. Newton spends most of his time playing accordion with his group Café Accordion Orchestra, performing vintage swing, Latin, American and French café music. In addition to The Daddy Squeeze Band, Newton also leads a number of bands including Jumbo Ya Ya, Rockin’ Pinecones and The Hula Peppers. Alluvion and Animalhead • 10pm-1am

The Contented Cow, Northfield SUNDAY, MARCH 30 The D’Sievers • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls A group of musicians from Rochester and surrounding Southeast Minnesota communities. The core sextet consists of Steve Sawyer (bass), Eric Straubmuller (piano), Lee Krueger (drums), John Sievers (trombone), Curt Shellum (trumpet) and Dick Rohrbaugh (saxophone). Together they play a variety of music with a focus on improvisation.

Theater: Footloose – The Musical • 2pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Theater: The Fox on the Fairway 2pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page. MONDAY, MARCH 31 Flaten Lecture Series: Maren Kloppmann • 7pm

Dittmann Center 305, St. Olaf, Northfield Ceramics. Free and open to the public. Organists • 7pm

Boe Chapel, St. Olaf, Northfield Student organists returning from spring tour. 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 1 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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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2

Wesley Church & the Fabulous Vanguards • 8-11pm

Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

Corner Room, Rueb ‘n’ Stein, 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. Rosewood • 7:30-9:30 pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Rosewood is a three-musician version of the group Chance Meetings with John Hiscox, Neil Rowley and Gail Moen performing an eclectic mix of primarily acoustic music that’s not half-bad and a lot of fun.

The Contented Cow, Northfield Country music. Dave Hudson • 9pm-12am

Froggy Bottoms River Pub, Northfield FRIDAY, APRIL 4 Timothy Howe • 5:30-8:30pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Silky vocals, melodic lines and acoustic guitar. Howe’s been compared to Jason Mraz, Gavin Degraw, Bruno Mars, John Mayer and Howie Day. Theater: The Dixie Swim Club • 7:30pm

THURSDAY, APRIL 3 Theater: The Fox on the Fairway • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page. Acoustic Roots Series: Red Molly 7:30-9:30pm

Newhall Auditorium, Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Faribault Critics are putting this female Americana trio in the company of The Wailin’ Jennys and The Roches. A Red Molly concert features gorgeous a cappella ballads, bluegrasstinged folk and a touch of jazzy western swing, all done in Red Molly’s trademark three-part harmonies, signature dobro licks and inventive arrangements. This is music that is exciting, optimistic and joyful. Adults $15, students $9 and available at 507/333-1620 or s-sm.org. Barb Piper • 8pm

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield Singer/songwriter Barb Piper performs classics, covers and originals with passion and expertise from her extensive and varied musical background. Modern folk, vocals/guitar with influences from Hoagy Carmichael, The Beatles and Bonnie Raitt to Susan Tedeschi, Brandi Carlile and Indigo Girls. A native Minnesotan, this popular artist will grace the Tavern Lounge with her adept guitar skills and clear and calming vocals. See more at barbpipermusic.com.

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Theater: The Fox on the Fairway • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page.

Theater: The Cherry Orchard • 7:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page. Ben Aaron • 8pm

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield Aaron returns to Northfield with his original folk, blues and Americana songs from the past and present along with selections from his recent CD release, Blue Winter. Find him at benaaronmusic.com. Shoot Lucy • 8-10:30pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield These Minneapolis-based boys will put a smile on your face. Nothing fancy or pretentious here, just good ol’ American rock-n-roll poised with tongue firmly planted in cheek. Their Midwestern charm matched with clever wit and straight-ahead song structures recall the best works by early R.E.M., The Jayhawks and the Gin Blossoms. If you’re looking for strong independent rock with a jangly country edge and a sense of humor, Shoot Lucy is sure to satisfy.

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HAPPENINGS Friday, April 4, continued Rhino • 8:30pm-close

Reggie’s Brewhouse, Owatonna A high-energy Twin Cities band playing a wide variety of modern, alternative, ’80s and classic rock with twists of country and other surprises splashed in.

Bagels and Birds • 9:30-10:30am

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault Join a naturalist in the comfort of the building to observe bird (and other) visitors to the backyard habitat feeding area. Enjoy coffee and bagels in a relaxed atmosphere while watching the antics of wildlife. Imagination Celebration • 10am-2pm

Rudy’s Redeye Grill, Lakeville

Northfield Arts Guild A free annual celebration of art for young people that will include theater arts, visual arts, dance and music. Also the opening reception for the All School Art Show.

Uncle Chunk • 9:30pm-close

Relativity • 1-4pm

Justin Hailey • 9pm

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville A Twin Cities-based band playing the best modern alternative rock around. Hitchville • 10pm

The Club, Faribault Heidi Owens and Matt Kneefe (lead vocals), Martial Besombes (keyboards), Kris Stauffer (bass/primary backup vocals), Marv Gohman (fiddle/mandolin/guitars/vocals), Jeremy Harvey (drums/vocals) and Kirk Humbert (lead guitar/vocals). SATURDAY, APRIL 5 Home and Garden Business Expo • 9am-3pm

Northfield Arena See what is new in home construction, maintenance, finance and in gardening and landscape. Hear local experts speak and connect with business experts who can answer your questions. Free admission and hot coffee.

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Voted one of the best bands in Northfield, Relativity is a duo that combines vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica and percussion to create a fun evening of music. They pack a request list of a couple hundred songs – from covers of current music like the Avett Brothers and the Lumineers, to classic and folk rock such as Fleetwood Mac and the Indigo Girls. The Limestones • 4pm

Kenyon-Wanamingo Auditorium Six voices, one stage, no instruments. See why The Limestones of St. Olaf are one of the region’s top collegiate a cappella groups performing today. Tickets: $5. treVeld • 5-8pm

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

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Anna Marie Mitchell • 6-7pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield “Personal and heartfelt, this young singer/ songwriter writes and sings with a passion and wisdom far beyond her years. Her debut album, Little Bird, bears testament to her unique vocals, smooth compositions and fresh, thoughtful lyrics.” Listed as “One to Watch” by the Nashville Songwriters Association International for her song, Broken Glass. Catch her here and someday you can say you saw her when. Theater: Gracie Takes Up Crime-Solving • 7pm

Northfield Senior Center See theater page.

Secrets of the Art Center Tour • 7pm

Owatonna Arts Center Guided by Nancy Vaillancourt. Free to OAC members, $3 nonmembers. The Beatles: A Rockumentary (Part 2) • 7:30pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks perform the music of The Beatles while showing news and film clips about the group’s meteoric rise to becoming the biggest name in rock music history. Tickets: $22 in advance, $25 at the door and available at crossingsatcarnegie. com or 507/732-7616. Doors open 6:30. Theater: The Dixie Swim Club • 7:30pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Andra Suchy with Special Guest Pushing Chain • 8pm

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield A regular guest on A Prairie Home Companion since 2008, Suchy has performed around the world, singing with such artists as Brad Paisley, Mindy Smith, Emmylou Harris, Chris Thile and soprano Renée 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. Her music is full of infectious originals with a twang-tinged mix of country, rock, folk and blues that has garnered much critical acclaim and media buzz. She will be joined by her husband and music partner, the very talented singer and guitarist Andrew Pierzina. More at andrasuchy. net. Pushing Chain is Boyd Blomberg (guitar amd vocals) and Adam Moe (fiddle and vocals), both from northern Minnesota. Marty Anderson & the Goods • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Acoustic, electric, classic rock and country alternative with a song list that spans the decades: Dylan, Young, Springsteen, Wilco, Beatles, Hiatt, Ryan Adams and Steve Earle. Dirty Word • 10pm

The Club, Faribault Dirty Word’s playlist is a virtual library of hits that leaves no genre untouched including top 40 pop, soulful funk grooves, rockin’ country and classic rock and pop hits that span five decades. Tony Williams • 1-4pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

Theater: The Fox on the Fairway • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page.

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HAPPENINGS Sunday, April 6, continued Theater: The Dixie Swim Club • 2pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Theater: Gracie Takes Up Crime-Solving • 2pm

Northfield Senior Center See theater page.

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 8 St. Olaf Cantorei • 7:30pm

Theater: The Cherry Orchard • 2pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

Boe Chapel, St. Olaf Conducted by James Bobb.

Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30-10pm

April Verch Band • 7pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota Canada’s Ottawa Valley meets old-time Appalachia: crack fiddling, electric step dancing, sweet singing. JUNO Award nominee April Verch and her band will deliver it all. The thrilling grand finale involves Verch fiddling and step dancing – and often executing two entirely different intricate rhythmic patterns at once. Tickets: $20 in advance, $22 at the door and available at crossingsatcarnegie.com or 507/732-7616. Doors open 6:30. MONDAY, APRIL 7

The Contented Cow, Northfield Every Tuesday night show up with your unplugged instrument of choice and jam – or just show up and listen. Beer Bash/Chad Johnson/Russell Franek • 8pm-12am

Froggy Bottoms River Pub, Northfield Beer bash 8-10 with music by Northfield natives and local favorites Johnson and Franek (of the 8th Street Band) 10-midnight. Known for their spot-on harmonies and diverse acoustic style, 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. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9 Theater: Oh, What a Lovely War! • 7:30pm

Flaten Lecture Series: Marcus Young • 7pm

Dittmann Center 305, St. Olaf, Northfield Behavioral and conceptual art. Free and open to the public.

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Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

Corner Room, Rueb ‘n’ Stein, 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. Rosewood • 7:30-9:30 pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Rosewood is a three-musician version of the group Chance Meetings with John Hiscox, Neil Rowley and Gail Moen performing an eclectic mix of primarily acoustic music that’s not half-bad and a lot of fun.

Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield See theater page. Rob Meany • 8pm

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield An award-winning singer-songwriter and pianist from Bloomington. Meany is best known as the singer/keyboardist for the poprock group Terramara. He is also a versatile solo artist performing both original and popular songs in the styles of Elton John, Billy Joel, Ben Folds and Harry Connick Jr. Wesley Church & the Fabulous Vanguards • 8-11pm

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THURSDAY, APRIL 10 1st Annual South of the Border Soiree • 5:30-8pm

The Grand Event Center, Northfield This fundraiser for the American Red Cross features tastings of a variety of margarita flavors, d ­ elicious Mexican food, a Heads and Tails game and a Red Ticket Drawing. Non-alcoholic options and a cash bar also available. Tickets: $25 and available at The Red Cross in Faribault and at THE Entertainment Guide office in Northfield. More at 507/334-8541, ext. 1401. Veselica Spring Concert • 7:30pm

Theater: Oh, What a Lovely War! • 7:30pm

Wagner/Bundgaard Studio One, Dittmann Center, St. Olaf This is the first of four performances. St. Olaf’s international dance ensemble.

FRIDAY, APRIL 11 Piano Duo Recital • 3:30pm

Northfield Retirement Community Chapel Local pianists Richard Collman and David Miller present a recital of classical and novelty favorites composed for two keyboards. An eclectic mix of Baroque to ragtime to tango; Bach to Brahms to Gershwin. Free admission. Exhibit Artist Reception: Kathy Miller, Deb Lee Carson, Kaelen Kurtzweil • 5-7pm

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HAPPENINGS Friday, April 11, continued Jason Weismann • 5:30-8:30pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls While interjecting a good helping of musicianship back into traditional vocal crooning and original arrangement with his instrumental work, Weismann takes his years of traditional jazz studies along with years as a featured soloist to the band stand. A Night of 10,000 Laughs • Doors 6:30pm, MN Humor 7pm

The Grand Event Center, Northfield Be ready to guffaw, snort, chortle and snicker at the Northfield Historical Society’s A Night of 10,000 Laughs featuring Minnesotacentric comedy of T McKinley and the memorable Ole and Lena Trio, as well as a Minnesota-style silent auction, cash bar and appetizers. Tickets: $10 and available at the Northfield Historical Society or at the door. Open Mic Night • 7-9pm

Froggy Bottoms River Pub, Northfield Monroe Crossing • 7:30pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel and heartfelt originals. Audiences will delight in their air-tight harmonies, razor-sharp arrangements and on-stage rapport. Tickets: $18 in advance, $20 at the door and available at crossingsatcarnegie.com or 507/732-7616. Doors open 6:30. Theater: The Dixie Swim Club • 7:30pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Theater: The Cherry Orchard • 7:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

Veselica Spring Concert • 7:30pm

Wagner/Bundgaard Studio One, Dittmann Center, St. Olaf This is the second of four performances. St. Olaf’s international dance ensemble. The Okee Dokee Brothers • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Two-time Parents’ Choice Award and Grammy Award winners for Best Children’s Album, The Okee Dokee Brothers have put their passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana folk music. Joe and Justin’s witty lyrics, strong musicianship and unique folk style inspire children and their parents to get up and dance and go outside to experience nature at its best. Tickets: $15 members, $19 nonmembers, $10 students. Call 507/332-7372 Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5pm, Thursdays until 8. Mark Kreitzer & Anthony Ihrig • 8pm

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield Multi-instrumentalist, award-winning songwriter and Minnesota Rock & Country Hall of Famer Mark Kreitzer plays along with the equally acclaimed and talented Anthony Ihrig. Presenting an array of original and cover tunes, the two have toured extensively around the Midwest and the world, including appearances at folk and bluegrass festivals and concerts and on TV and radio, including A Prairie Home Companion. Joining forces they bring their bluegrass chops to the world of modern folk and Americana music, combining smart and thoughtful lyrics with tight vocal harmonies and expert picking. Faculty Piano and Strings Recital • 8-9:30pm

Theater: Oh, What a Lovely War! • 7:30pm

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Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville Combine high energy, an incredible stage presence and above average vocals and musicianship with what they call in the music business “the X factor” and you have one of the hottest young rising bands in the region. Brat Pack Radio • 10pm

The Club, Faribault Experience the ultimate ’80s band playing your favorite hits live, just like you heard them on the radio, complete with costumes, visual effects and audience interaction. The band is fronted by Ryan Lance (founding member of The Blenders) and his wife Heidi Jo. SATURDAY, APRIL 12 Healthy Living and Gluten Free Day • 10am-12pm

Ferndale Market, Cannon Falls Nutritionist Romaine Hansen will lead a presentation at 10am on “Gaining Real Health with Real Food.” Hanson appears on Dishing Up Nutrition on myTalk 107.1 FM at 8am Saturday mornings. She will talk about how people can make positive changes in their nutrition using real, not processed, food. There will be time for questions. Preregistration is required for this free talk due to limited seating. Call Ferndale Market at 507-263-4556 or email events@ferndalemarketonline.com. Vendors from Thousand Hills Cattle Company beef, Barnyard’s Barnyard pork, Smude’s Sunflower Oil and Flackers Crackers will be available 11am-2pm to answer questions and provide free samples of their products.

Lindsay Pedalty • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Pedalty’s clear, unaffected voice is sophisticated and refreshing. She is comfortable singing a variety of music including pop, both old and new rock, blues, jazz, standards and even a country tune or two. Veselica Spring Concert 2pm and 7:30pm

Wagner/Bundgaard Studio One, ­Dittmann Center, St. Olaf This is the third and fourth of four performances. St. Olaf’s international dance ensemble. Annual Dinner & Auction for the Animals • 4pm

Northfield Ballroom This annual Prairie’s Edge Humane Society benefit kicks off with a silent auction at 4, dinner at 5:30 and a program at 6. Guest speakers are Kendall Iverson, a heart transplant recipient whose adopted dog has become his best friend and a key part of his therapy and Chaplain Ken Burg of Abbott Northwestern Hospital who works with the Advanced Heart Failure Team and has witnessed firsthand the power of therapy from service animals. Tickets: $20/person or $130/table of eight at 507/334-7117 or prairiesedgehs.org. Ashes for April • 5-8pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Four guys, six acoustic instruments and retro pop songs. Includes Lincoln Ashbury (acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals), Chubby Ashton (upright bass, vocals), Rocco C’Ash (drums, percussion) and Mickey Mash (acoustic guitar, banjo, vocals).

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HAPPENINGS Saturday, April 12, continued Theater: The Dixie Swim Club • 7:30pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Theater: The Cherry Orchard • 7:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

Theater: Oh, What a Lovely War! • 7:30pm

Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield See theater page. The Limestones • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Six voices, one stage, no instruments. See why The Limestones of St. Olaf are one of the region’s top collegiate a cappella groups performing today. Tickets: $15 adults / $7 students. Call 507/332-7372 Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5pm, Thursdays until 8.

Rueb ‘N’ Stein, Northfield Based in Milwaukee, the band was awarded 2013’s Best R&B/Soul Band by the Wisconsin Music Association. Grounded in blues, the band has been described as a fusion of soul, funk, R&B and Motown. They have been compared to Sly and the Family Stone, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelics and James Brown, but their music retains deep gospel influences and positive lyrical messages. They’ve opened for national acts including Earth, Wind & Fire, Aaron Neville, Robert Cray, BB King, Richard Marx, Booker T, Cameo and Bernard Allison. The band features Charles Walker (sax/keyboard), Porsche Carmon (lead vocals, congas, flute), Jeremiah Ossi (keyboards), Calvin Turner (bass) and Emmanuel Folkes (drums). No cover. SUNDAY, APRIL 13

Rich Prenier • 8pm

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield Rich Prenier is one-half of the popular duo, The Tumeni Brothers, covering a wide and eclectic range of music from artists like Matchbox 20, Eric Clapton, Incubus, The Beatles, Alice Cooper and, yes, even Lady Gaga. Arena • 8:30pm-close

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Jagged Ease • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Regulars on the southern Minnesota music scene, Jagged Ease is an acoustic duo playing originals and covering many genres from easy-going lounge to blues-driven ballads. More at jaggedease.com. Theater: The Dixie Swim Club • 2pm

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Sunday, April 13, continued Theater: The Cherry Orchard • 2pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

Exhibit Opening Reception: Senior Show 1 • 2-4pm

Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf, Northfield See exhibits page. Theater: Oh, What a Lovely War! • 2pm

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

Faculty Recital: Lawrence Archbold, Organ • 3-4:30pm

Concert Hall, Carleton, Northfield Concert: Gospel Choir • 3:30pm

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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 15 Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30-10pm

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Corner Room, Rueb ‘n’ Stein, 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. Rosewood • 7:30-9:30 pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Rosewood is a three-musician version of the group Chance Meetings with John Hiscox, Neil Rowley and Gail Moen performing an eclectic mix of primarily acoustic music that’s not half-bad and a lot of fun.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 17 Gypsy Jazz Jam Series: Sam Miltich 7-9pm

Northfield Eagles Club No experience necessary – join in the jam with Sam Miltich of the Clearwater Hot Club – or just come to listen. Nigel Egg • 8pm

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield 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. He has taken multiple awards at the Minnesota Folk Festival, the Austin (TX) Songwriters Group, the Bit Top Chautauqua (Bayfield, WI) and the Telluride (CO) Blues and Brews festival. Egg is also a seven-time winner of the “mnspin” music competition sponsored by mnartists.org. More at nigelegg.com. Wesley Church & the Fabulous ­Vanguards • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Country music. FRIDAY, APRIL 18

Jerry Johnson & Inga Johnson 5-7pm

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Andrew Walesch • 5:30-8:30pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Blues and jazz by “the boy with the voice.” A great variety of classics and originals. RJ Blu • 8pm

The ­Tavern Lounge, ­Northfield Armed with a powerful voice, a blood-spattered Photo Nicholas Stock acoustic guitar, and the scarred fingers to match – RJ Blu is a Minnesota born singer/songwriter with a vast book of music. He has performed across the nation, from the Great Lakes of the North to the swamplands of the South, in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, over the majestic Rocky Mountains and down to the sand and sun of the great state of Texas for a showcase at SXSW Music Festival in 2013. A free mind and an open heart continue to propel his songwriting to new heights as he returns home to Minnesota to embrace family and do some fishin’.

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Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville Non-stop rock, country and dance pop hits. Professional and fun.

Owatonna American Legion Driving beats, punchy guitars, clever rifts and crafty hooks are key ingredients to Concentual rock and roll. Influences include U2, Led Zeppelin and Foo Fighters.

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Art Vandalay • 8pm

The Club, Faribault S.O.S. brings hits to the masses with a great attention to the detail of the original artists. SATURDAY, APRIL 19 Wake-Robin • 12-1pm

Bittersweet, Northfield Wake-Robin is John Hanson and Brad Easterson, who play a range of traditional folk music, Celtic to American roots, featuring banjo, guitar and fiddle. 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. The Muscatelles • 5-8pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls A trio of women who play guitar, fiddle and percussion and sing ballads, bluegrass, folk and blues. Claudia Schmidt CD Release Concert with Dean Magraw 7:30pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota Claudia Schmidt’s newest CD, New Whirled Order, became available on March 4 and is her 19th recording. Schmidt’s silky-smooth voice and charismatic stage presence and Dean Magraw’s seemingly endless positive energy radiate through the music. Together these well-known, highly regarded and veteran touring musicians put on a show that touches on every human emotion. Tickets: $18 in advance, $20 at the door and available at crossingsatcarnegie.com or 507/732-7616. Doors open 7. Voted Best Take-Out two years in a row by the Entertainment Guide readers!

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield Renowned “kick-ass Americana band” (Hindsight Harmonies), this Twin Cities ensemble make their way back to Northfield in support of their latest release, Heaven’s Operahouse. The group’s popular laid-back roots rock draws on influences ranging from Neil Young, Gram Parsons and John Prine to The Eels and Tom Petty – lending their own unique brand of roots music that melds smart lyricism with pop-infused melodies. More at artvandalaytunes.wordpress.com. Optimum Trajectory • 8-10pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield A jazz quintet based in the Twin Cities. Their repertoire spans jazz classics from the ‘30s to the ’50s and contemporary jazz and originals. Band members include Ira Adelman (alto and tenor saxophones), Garth Anderson (drums), Jeff Gurney (acoustic and electric bass), Steve Hillson (trumpet and flugelhorn) and Tim McNamara (guitar). More at optimum-trajectory-jazz.com. MTVs • 8:30pm-close

Reggie’s Brewhouse, Owatonna SUNDAY, APRIL 20 - HAPPY EASTER! MONDAY, APRIL 21 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. Violinist Francesca Anderegg • 8:15pm

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TUESDAY, APRIL 22

THURSDAY, APRIL 24

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

The Great Northfield, Minn. Book Raid • 9am-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. 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 23 The Great Northfield, Minn. Book Raid • 9am-9pm

Northfield Arena The second of a five-day sale. See April 22.

Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

Corner Room, Rueb ‘n’ Stein, 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. Rosewood • 7:30-9:30 pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Rosewood is a three-musician version of the group Chance Meetings with John Hiscox, Neil Rowley and Gail Moen performing an eclectic mix of primarily acoustic music that’s not half-bad and a lot of fun.

Northfield Arena The third of a five-day sale. See April 22.

Peter Yarrow • 7pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota Peter Yarrow of legendary folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary returns to Zumbrota. Yarrow is a singer and songwriter whose social commentary has always been part of his music and his life. Yarrow co-wrote one of Peter, Paul and Mary’s most famous songs, Puff, the Magic Dragon, and his songwriting also worked its magic with Day is Done, Light One Candle and The Great Mandala. The trio earned a 1996 Emmy nomination for the Great Performances special LifeLines Live, a highly acclaimed celebration of folk music. The trio enjoyed a career that spanned nearly 50 years and early on became an icon of folk music of the 1960s. Tickets: $35 in advance, $38 at the door and available at crossingsatcarnegie.com or 507/732-7616. Doors open 6. Civil War Program with Jim Stark • 7-9pm

Rice County Historical Society, Faribault Mark Mraz • 8pm

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

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Wesley Church & the Fabulous Vanguards • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Country music. FRIDAY, APRIL 25

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

Northfield Arena The fourth of a five-day sale. 50% off. See April 22. 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. Bob Rapp & Christina Brantner • 5:30-8:30pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls This duo performs music by the likes of the great Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Johnny Mathis, Johnny Cash, Nat King Cole and Neil Diamond. Spring Forward – HealthFinders Spring Gala • 6pm

The Grand Event Center, Northfield An annual funderaiser for the HealthFinders Collaborative with a post-gala concert by The Counterfactuals. Tickets: $55 at healthfindersmn.org/gala, 507/646-8964, or by emailing hargis.katy@healthfinders.org.

Community Solar 101 Presentation and Evening Coffee 6:30-8pm

First UCC Church, Northfield Part of Northfield’s 5th Perennial Earth Day Celebration. Information presented by Lissa Pawlish, CERTS Director from the U of M, on going solar and community solar gardens. Registration and details at transitionnorthfield.org. Free. Girls Basketball All-Star Series Opening Ceremony • 7pm

Northfield Middle School Auditorium The All-Star Series, bringing together top senior girl basketball players, opens with an address by Cheryl Reeve, two-time WNBA champion head coach of the Minnesota Lynx. Entertainment by the Amazing Hondo, a professional magician known for his clever ability to mix magic with important messages for top athletes. Tickets available to the public at the door for $10 per adult, $5 for ages 18 and under. See April 26 for All-Star Series Games information. Exhibit Opening Reception: A­pprentice Exhibit • 7-9pm

Northfield Arts Guild See exhibits page.

Early Music Singers/Collegium Musicum • 7:30pm

Boe Chapel, St. Olaf, Northfield Directed by Gerry Hoekstra.

Theater: Time Stands Still • 7:30pm

Little Theatre of Owatonna See theater page.

Theater: Mom! The Musical • 7:30pm

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HAPPENINGS Friday, April 25, continued Agnes A Cappella Spring Concert • 7:30pm

Lion’s Pause, Buntrock Commons, St. Olaf, Northfield Doors at 7pm. $5 admission (non student). New 2013-2014 CDs on sale. Matthew Griswold • 8pm

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield Bone-shakin’ voodoo grooves that keep your toes tappin’ and hands clappin’ all night long. His brand of foot-stompin’ folk-rock pays 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 atmatthewgriswold.net.

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Kirk & Low • 8-10:30pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Grind • 8:30pm-close

Reggie’s Brewhouse, Owatonna Rock cover band out of Minneapolis. Grind is Myke (vocals – influences: Layne Staley, Lajon Witherspoon, Jim Morrison, Rob Halford, Serj Tankian, Brent Smith), Mark (guitar – influences: Black Sabbath, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Metallica, and System of a Down), Nick (guitar – influences: Metallica, Megadeth, Fuel, Alice in Chains, Slash, George Lynch & Randy Rhodes), Erik (bass guitar – influence: Pink Floyd), Erik (drums – influences: Incubus, Disturbed, 311, DMB and Audioslave). Shaw Brothers • 9:30pm-close

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville A premier midwest band that has been performing for over 16 years in central Minnesota and the Twin Cities area. A high-energy rock band that engages its audience with good hits. Maiden Dixie • 10pm

The Club, Faribault Energetic. Passionate. Exuberant. This country rock septet has played every A-list club in Minnesota, opened for several national acts, and are suited for bigger outdoor fairs or festivals. Maiden Dixie consists of two Iraq War vets, six music/composition majors and a division one basketball player. An inimitable blending of the country, rock, blues and folk genres that is sure to get the audience up on their feet dancing. SATURDAY, APRIL 26 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 22. Earth Day Resilient Skill-Building Activities Fair 11:30am-4pm

First UCC Church, Northfield Part of Northfield’s 5th Perennial Earth Day Celebration. Registration and details at transitionnorthfield.org. Free. Girls Basketball All-Star Series • Games at 1 and 3pm

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West Gym, Carleton, Northfield Two games featuring 40 of the top senior high school female basketball players from around the state. Tickets give access to both games: $10 adults, free for ages 18 and under.

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Robert Meany • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls An award-winning singer-songwriter and pianist from Bloomington. Meany is best known as the singer/keyboardist for the pop-rock group Terramara. He is also a versatile solo artist performing both original and popular songs in the styles of Elton John, Billy Joel, Ben Folds and Harry Connick Jr. Viking Chorus/Manitou Singers • 3:30pm

Boe Chapel, St. Olaf, Northfield Viking Chorus conducted by Christopher Aspaas, Manitou Singers conducted by Sigrid Johnson. Johnny Azari • 5-7pm

One Book, One Lakeville • 7pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center New York Times Bestselling novel by Christina Baker Kline, Orphan Train, is a powerful tale of a young Irish immigrant sent by rail from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Between 1854 and 1929 orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by luck or chance. This will be an evening of music, refreshments and a celebration of books and reading. Admission is free but preregistration is required at lakevilleareaartscenter.com or by calling 952/985-4640

The Contented Cow, Northfield The Guardian said “his gravelly voice is reminiscent of Johnny Cash at his most elegiac” and elitismstyle.com added that “it’s not possible to define Johnny Azari in just one word: musician, sound designer, visual artist, poet and, above all, free soul, passionate human being, dissident heart.”

Rumours & Dreams: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac • 7:30pm

Earth Day Entertainment and Soup Supper/Community Potluck • 5pm

Theater: Time Stands Still • 7:30pm

Weitz Center for Creativity, Carleton, Northfield Part of Northfield’s 5th perennial Earth Day Celebration. A gathering around food to take in local sustainability exhibitors and a community jam session. Registration and details at transitionnorthfield.org. Free.

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota Concert-goers will revel in the group’s hits, including The Chain, Landslide, Rhiannon and Don’t Stop (Thinking about Tomorrow). Some deeper cuts will gratify the most dedicated fans of this British-American rock band. Singer/songwriter Pamela McNeill has assembled an all-star band to bring the music of Fleetwood Mac to life. Tickets: $28 in advance, $30 at the door and available at crossingsatcarnegie.com or 507/732-7616. Doors open 6:30. Little Theatre of Owatonna See theater page.

Theater: Mom! The Musical • 7:30pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center See theater page.

Lingua Luna • 5-8pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls A Minneapolis-based contemporary folk trio who began their musical collaboration after years of friendship. Their music stems from their classical training as well as improvisation, and often includes beautiful acoustic harmonies.

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HAPPENINGS Saturday, April 26, continued Bernie King & the Guilty Pleasures • 8pm

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield A high-energy band blending blues, rock and bluegrass into a sound that some have called “bluesgrass.” Bernie’s songs tell tales of worn souls traveling through a landscape of sin and redemption. Live, the four-piece acoustic group aims to please as it plows through these tunes with a signature rhythmic swing. Their recent self-titled CD release can be heard locally on KYMN Radio’s AllWheel Drive. Comedy for Caring: The Wonder Bread Years • 8pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center The Burnsville Rotary proudly presents their 39th annual charity event Comedy for Caring featuring Pat Hazell’s The Wonder Bread Years. A salute to the baby boomer generation, this is a fastpaced, hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between stand-up and theater. Hazell is one of the original writers for NBC’s Seinfeld, a Tonight Show veteran, a critically acclaimed playwright and a contributing commentator to National Public Radio. This event also includes live jazz music featuring the 18-piece Real Big Band and silent and live auctions benefiting 35 very deserving charities. Tickets: $39-$55 at ticketmaster.com or 800/982-2787. Comedian C. Willi Myles • 8pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault “YEAH I SAID THAT!” C. Willi Myles returns home to the Paradise for his annual spring show. Willi tells extremely funny nonoffensive 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. Tickets: $17 members, $22 nonmembers. Call 507/3327372 Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5pm, Thursdays until 8. Chinese Kunqu Opera • 8-9:30pm

Concert Hall, Carleton, Northfield

The Riddle Bros. • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls With strong ties to their southern heritage, The Riddle Brothers play an eclectic acoustic blend of music styles that’s pure Americana. Their musical roots originate from living in cities nestled along the shores of the Mississippi including Baton Rouge LA, Moline IL and Minneapolis MN. Coffee Concert: The Bakken Trio • 2pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center This award-winning trio consists of Stephanie Arado (violin), Judy Lin (piano) and Mina Fisher (cello). Featuring sonatas and trios by Grieg, Debussy and more. $15 adults, $12 seniors and students and available at lakevilleareaartscenter.com or by calling 952/985-4640. Exhibit Opening Reception: Senior Show 2 • 2-4pm

Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf, Northfield See exhibits page. Theater: Time Stands Still • 2pm

Little Theatre of Owatonna See theater page.

Burnsville Performing Arts Center See theater page.

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River Bend Nature Center, Faribault 10K and 5K runs (timed) and a one-mile walk (untimed). Race entry fee includes a ticket to the pancake brunch. Top runners in the 10K and 5K races will receive a bottle of River Bend’s maple syrup. The 10K race will have a female and a male winner and the 5K race will have an adult male, adult female, youth male and youth female winner. Check in and registration is from 7:30am until 8:15am. The 5K run and one mile walk start at 8:30 am. The 10K run begins at 8:35am. After a year off, the pancake brunch is back as part of the Maple Syrup Fun Run. Come out to River Bend for delicious pancakes topped with River Bend’s own real maple syrup. There will also be sausages, coffee and juice to accompany the pancakes.

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Forest and the Rangers • 8-10:30pm

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Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf, Northfield Chapel Ringers and Manitou Ringers conducted by Jill Mahr. Orchestra Festival with Young Artists • 2pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center The winners of the seventh annual Young Artists Competition will be featured in this final concert of the season. The University of Minnesota Health Sciences Orchestra will also perform. Together the two groups will perform Tchaikovsky’s dramatically powerful and lyrically romantic Fourth Symphony. Tickets: ticketmaster.com or 800/982-2787. Philharmonia • 3:30pm

Boe Chapel, St. Olaf, Northfield Michael Santora, interim conductor. I Cantanti Chamber Choirs • 7:30pm

Concert Hall, Carleton, Northfield A concert of settings of the Mass, all composed in the last 50 years. György Orbán, Mass for Women’s Voices; Ola Gjeilo, Sunrise Mass, for mixed voices and strings; and an eclectic mass with movements by McClure, Beck, Bernstein, Courtney and Albright. Norseman Band • 7:30pm

Boe Chapel, St. Olaf, Northfield Conducted by Paul Niemisto.

Fresh Ink • 9:30pm

Skifter Hall, St. Olaf, Northfield Student composition recital. TUESDAY, APRIL 29 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 30 Gypsy Jazz Jam Series: Mark Kreitzer • 7-9pm

Northfield Eagles Club No experience necessary – join in the jam with Mark Kreitzer of the Mark Kreitzer Band – or just come to listen. Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

Corner Room, Rueb ‘n’ Stein, 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. Rosewood • 7:30-9:30 pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Rosewood is a three-musician version of the group Chance Meetings with John Hiscox, Neil Rowley and Gail Moen performing an eclectic mix of primarily acoustic music that’s not half-bad and a lot of fun.

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Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf, Northfield Latin American quartet.

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HISTORIC

HAPPENINGS By Susan Hvistendahl

Max J. Exner: Basket Ball and Beyond Basket Ball. Yes, two separate words, so chosen because a janitor showed up with two peach baskets when James Naismith, instructor at the International Young Men’s Christian Association Training School in Springfield, Mass., asked for two boxes. They were used as goals for the new game he had invented to keep restless male students engaged in indoor exercise during the inclement New England winter. The baskets were attached to opposite gallery railings of the gym and on Dec. 21, 1891, the very first game of basket ball was played with a soccer ball tossed by two nine-men teams (no dribbling allowed). Naismith recalled, “Most of the fouls were called for running with the ball, though tackling the man with the ball was not uncommon.” The ball was fished out of the basket after each score. Among the participants in this first game was Naismith’s friend and roommate, Max J. Exner.

now darts to obstruct an opponent and again to protect the goal; running, dodging, squirming,” while “exercising her vocal organs to the best of her ability.” The writer concludes, “Are girls fit for the drawing room only? Can they participate in active games as boys can? Were you permitted to witness one of these games you would surely conclude that they can.” In recognition of Carleton women having been the first collegians to ever play “basket ball” in Minnesota, the Minnesota High School Girls Basketball 2014 All-Star Series will be held this year at Carleton’s West Gym on April 26. (See accompanying story by Mitchell Rennie.) The Northfield YMCA will also be honoring the Exner family legacy in the new Y Community Center which is due to open this fall. In addition, there is a display of the history of women’s basketball at the Northfield Historical Society through early June.

Max J. Exner played in the first ever “basket ball” game on Dec. 21, 1891, at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Mass., devised by his roommate James ­Naismith. Exner brought the game to Carleton College women during the winter of 1892-1893, making them the first collegians to play the new sport in Minnesota. Courtesy

While Max Exner’s role in promoting basketball is noteworthy, his entire life was one of accomplishment. Exner was born in the tiny village of Volkendorf in the Sudeten Mountains of old Austria on March 31, 1871. At the age of 11, he moved with his family to Boone, Iowa, where he was soon taught his father’s shoemaking trade. He showed an early interest in athletics by joining the German gymnastics club (Turnverein) in town. At the age of 16, he answered an ad for a brewer’s helper in Astoria, Oregon, worked for a time in a bakery, then moved to Seattle where he ended up leading a crew of men in the lumbering business.

Exner’s membership in the YMCA and participation on the association’s Exner moved to Northfield in the fall of gymnastics exhibition team out west 1892 to continue his studies and to join his sparked his desire to combine spiritual of Carleton College Archives; photo probably from athletically inclined older brother Franz at values with physical education and Springfield YMCA days, ca. 1892. Carleton College. Max Exner was also hired led to his enrollment in 1890 at the as the first “physical culture” instructor of men and women YMCA International Training School (now Springfield College) because of his two years of pre-med physical education work in in Massachusetts. His wife, Elizabeth Wells Exner, later wrote, Springfield. That first winter, Exner introduced the new game of “He came to know what he wanted to do with his life: give it in basket ball to his female students. The women at Carleton were Christian service to his fellowmen. He never deviated from that already accustomed to marching exercises and some work with course.” dumbbells, bar-bells, club swinging and the like. They took to At Carleton, Exner organized many sports and taught compulthis interactive game immediately, though they were forced to sory gymnastics, both light (marching and swinging of arms play in a lower gymnasium room of the Gridley Hall women’s and clubs) and heavy (tumbling, weight-lifting, rings, parallel dorm which was only 30 feet by 36 feet with poor ventilation. bars and side horses). His brother Franz, a gymnast who had The Algol yearbook covering 1892-1893 summed up the experi- initiated gymnastic classes prior to Max’s arrival, now aided ence: “…you should have seen the fun. See the ladies on the Max. Both brothers played on the fledgling “foot ball” team floor, attired in loose dresses permitting free action of the body which Max captained and coached. Max brought skills from and tennis slippers upon their feet. They are divided into two having played quarterback on the team in Springfield led by sides, standing at opposite sides of the gymnasium; their eyes Amos Alonzo Stagg. (Stagg became the legendary coach of sparkling with excitement, ready to dash at the ball when put renowned Univ. of Chicago teams, with a record which includes into play.” Each individual player “dashes to obtain the ball, an upset loss to a lightly regarded Carleton team in 1915.)

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Max also introduced fencing to both sexes at Carleton and his gym teams were soon giving demonstrations at home and in nearby communities. The March 8, 1895, home exhibition showed off 13 events, including a hoop drill and marching exercise by the ladies. The Carletonia of March 12 commended Exner for the “vim and precision” of all classes and proclaimed “Gabriel has blown his trumpet over the grave of our Athletic Association and that body has thrown off its grave clothes and come forth to claim its inheritance.” Just prior to Max Exner’s graduation from Carleton in 1898, he participated in the state oratorical contest held at Carleton which, according to the April 1st Carletonia, “brought about 300 howling students from the visiting institutions.” Exner’s oration on “Science and Mystery,” showing the relationship between science and religion, received first place in “thought and composition.”

and a pioneer in the development of the local Boy Scouts. He lived in Northfield until his death on May 27, 1950. All six of his children with wife Hannah were Carleton alumni.

Rare photo of Max J. Exner (left) with his roommate and friend James Naismith, who is credited with inventing the game of “basket ball” in Springfield, Mass., in 1891. Presence of the skeleton may indicate Exner was quizzing Naismith on Gray’s Anatomy, a likely text for pre-med courses at the YMCA International Training School. Courtesy of the Exner family.

Exner achieved for himself the goal he had once set forth in a Carletonia article in May of 1896. He hoped that Carleton graduates would “leave with the physical, intellectual and spiritual phases of their natures developed in harmonious proportion.”

On May 26, 1900, after working at YMCAs in Fitchburg, Mass., and Troy, N.Y., Max Exner, at age 29, married 23-year-old former Carleton student Elizabeth Wells. She wrote she had first been impressed by seeing this older man lead a Grand March which opened the Spring Reception, “Carleton’s nearest approach to dancing!” The couple moved to Kansas City. As Physical Director of the YMCA, he built up a successful athletic program there while earning a medical degree at Kansas City University Medical College.

In 1908, the International Committee of the YMCA asked Exner to become Physical Director of the Central Chinese YMCA in Shanghai, China, to develop an athletic program and train Chinese physical directors. Exner’s wife wrote, “It was a joy for him to accept, for he had long wanted to serve the foreign field.”

Exner was now ready to make his mark on the world stage. His brother Franz went on to achievements of his own. After earning a Ph.D. in chemistry at the Univ. of Penn., Franz became a well-respected chemistry professor for 36 years at Carleton

In a report dated March 29, 1909, Exner wrote that the indoor gymnastic work he was introducing had found a “ready response.” The long pigtails worn by the men, however, were “not convenient appendages” in the gym. “Vicious jerks of the head” resulted from the pigtails being caught on something or stepped upon, so that some men “tucked the end of it in their belts.” He also wrote of his concern that while opium use was in decline, tobacco was “devitalizing” the nation, with almost all men

In addition to teaching Carleton women “basket ball,” Exner instructed both men and women in gymnastics. He is shown here with his 1893 women’s gymnastics class, with wands and Indian clubs. Courtesy of Carleton College Archives.

This is the earliest photo of Carleton women “basket ball” players, from 1903, after Exner had moved on to earn a medical degree and build up athletics as Physical Director of the YMCA in Kansas City. Courtesy of Carleton College Archives.

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smoking cigarettes, along with a “large propotion of the women and many children as well.”

did it. Beran wrote, “The flood gates were opened. No longer did physical activity have to be done secretly.”

By 1910, Exner (as president of a Carleton-China club) could proudly write to his alma mater about having a YMCA building with gymnasium and athletic field (all described as “modern”), with more than 1,000 “active and alive” members and day and night school enrollment totaling 450. And he had achieved success in training a select group of Chinese men to be leaders in physical education.

Exner is credited with popularizing both basketball and volleyball. He also established the first National Athletic Meet in China in 1910 featuring tennis, basketball and track and field events for men which attracted 40,000 spectators and became an annual feature. His wife wrote that Exner “started a wave of enthusiasm for sports which spread all over China, resulting in teams being sent to the Olympic games up to the time of the Japanese occupation.”

The challenges beyond male pigtails that Exner had faced were set out in a paper by Janice A. Beran, professor of physical education at Iowa State Univ. in Ames, presented at the North American Society for Sport History in Chicago, Illinois, on May 26, 1991. The rich Mandarin men sent sons to the Y for training of the spirit and mind, but “they had less understanding of the development of the body as important in the concept of the well-balanced man.” The Mandarins “had talon-like long fingernails, wore long sleeved brocaded gowns and were pampered and waited upon. Their wives likewise were limited in their movement because they had had their feet painfully bound as children.” Exner taught the young men the benefits of physical exertion in athletic activities and invited the parents to an outdoor track and field competition. Exner’s son, Max V. Exner, told what happened when the fathers, hands tucked into their long sleeves and looking stiff and formal, saw their sons racing off to try to win the 100-yard dash. “They sprang to their feet, hands emerged from the long sleeves and they unabashedly started cheering their sons, shouting, ‘That’s my boy!’” That

However, Exner’s work was constrained when he contracted tuberculosis in 1910, which led to a year spent in a mountain resort of Kuling where he wrote articles and pamphlets about developing the body. Exner’s wife wrote that when the Revolution broke out in China in 1911, “all Y secretaries in isolated points were ordered into the cities. This meant going home to America since Dr. Exner could not live at sea-level.” After several months in Arizona, Exner’s tuberculosis was cured and he was ready to start the next trailblazing phase of his life. It began when he was interviewed personally and then selected by John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1912 to develop a sex education program for the Rockefeller Foundation. Operating under the auspices of the YMCA in New York, Exner became engaged in researching, writing and lecturing all over the country. He wrote a highly successful publication in 1913, The Rational Sex Life for Men, in which he argued that the “continent life is the only rational life for the young man outside marriage.”

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Left: In 1908, Max J. Exner (shown in center) became Physical Director of the Central Chinese YMCA in Shanghai, China, with the mission to develop an athletic program and train Chinese to be directors. By 1910, his work led to a wave of enthusiasm for sports and the first National Athletic Meet in China. Photo courtesy of the Exner family. Right: Max J. Exner’s next trailblazing venture was researching, writing and lecturing in the field of social hygiene, including the publication of the successful books The Rational Sex Life for Men and The Sexual Side of Marriage. Undated photo courtesy of Carleton College Archives.

In 1916, Exner investigated “red light districts” at U.S. Army camps along the border with Mexico and spoke with thousands of troops about sex and venereal disease. Later, eight million pamphlets he had written on the topic were distributed by the Army. Exner became Director of the Educational Division of the American Social Hygiene Association in New York in 1920, while continuing to write and lecture, with trips abroad to Austria and South America. He was the chief administrator in charge of the venereal disease department at ASHA from 1930-1936, where he worked on his book, The Sexual Side of Marriage, which sold more than one million copies. The Exners then moved to Newark, N.J., where Exner served as epidemiologist in the venereal disease division for the city and directed

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physical education and social hygiene. Exner’s granddaughter, Heide Exner Larson, has no memories of her grandfather, since he died before her birth. But she has a memory of a game passed on down from her grandfather to her father, Max Vernon Exner, which appears to have influenced the game of “basket ball” devised by Max Joseph Exner’s roommate Naismith so long ago. The game was called “Duck on a Rock” and her family played it in a parking lot of a Left: Max J. Exner’s granddaughters Alison Exner Kaiser (left) and Heide Exner Larson pose with restaurant after closing hours picture of their grandfather Max J. Exner and autographed basketball, Jan. 2013. Photo courtesy of the Exner family. Right: Glen Taylor, owner of the men’s Minnesota Timberwolves and champion women’s in Ames, Iowa, following an Minnesota Lynx pro basketball teams, is shown with a ball signed by Exner family members at “Links evening of folk dancing at to the Past, Lynx to the Future” event held at Target Center on Sept. 14, 2013. The event was hosted their church and refreshment by the Northfield YMCA and the Lynx. at this restaurant. Larson told Vernon Exner, recalled that, on family holidays, “Max would me, “Basically we put a rock occasionally demonstrate on a dark night with flaming torches,” on top of another flat rock. Players lined up behind a chalk line, a display that was “awesome and spectacular.” while one person ‘guarded’ the ‘duck’ on the rock. Because they were rocks, the guard had to stay out of the line of fire, while Exner died of thrombosis at the age of 72 on Oct. 10, 1943. At we threw our rock at the sitting ‘duck.’ Our challenge was, once his memorial service, Exner was lauded as a pioneer in both thrown we had to race to retrieve our rock before the guard

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could tag us. If he did tag anyone, that person became the next guard.” Larson remembers, “There was a certain romance to this game for us, as we played it at night with parking lot lights overhead and soft breezes filling our exercised lungs. The fact that my dad passed the game on to his children suggests this was a fond memory of quality time shared between father and sons.” “Duck on a Rock” was a game Naismith had played in his childhood in Canada. He had discovered that a soft, lobbing shot worked better than a straight, hard throw for this old game, a concept he worked into the shooting

method of his new game. Naismith, who died in 1939, lived to see his game played as an Olympic sport in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. A quite amazing legacy exists for Minnesota women’s basketball, stretching back to the very beginning of the sport itself through Naismith, Exner and those Carleton women who first played the game, “eyes sparkling with excitement.” Thanks to Emily Monaghan, Heide Exner Larson and Carleton Archivist Eric Hillemann for contributions to this column. The story of what happened to the sport after Exner introduced it to the women of Carleton can be found in Daughters of the Game: The First Era of Minnesota Girls High School Basketball 1891-1942 by Marian Bemis Johnson and Dorothy E. McIntyre (2005) and in their fictionalized rendering of this time, Two Rings: A Legacy of Hope (2012). “Basket ball” spread quickly but interscholastic team play faded and was replaced by recreational programs deemed more appropriate. Ele Hansen and Pat Lamb of Carleton’s physical education department were influential in Minnesota in bringing about Title IX in 1972 which prohibited sex discrimination in education.

To be on display at the Northfield Historical Society, this is a replica of the ball with laces developed by Spaulding in 1893 at the request of James Naismith for a ball suitable for his new game. It was used until 1943 when the seamless ball was introduced.

Girls All-Star Basketball Series Slated for Carleton’s West Gym April 26 by Mitchell Rennie The state of Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association has celebrated girls high school basketball since 1984 by hosting a Girls Basketball All-Star series. In its first year, 20 of the best girls from around Minnesota came together to play the game. On April 26, the 2014 All-Star Series will feature two games and showcase the top 40 senior female basketball players from all four class levels in the state, many of whom will be playing collegiate basketball in the fall. It will be held in Northfield at Carleton College’s West Gym. With the excitement of the state high school basketball tournament over, this event provides another opportunity for the best girls in the state, whether their teams won or lost, to show their abilities in the sport both players and fans love. On Friday, April 25, the All-Star coaches will draft a mixture of players from all four classes (1A, 2A, 3A and 4A) onto four All-Star teams. On April 26, games will be played at 1 pm and 3 pm at West Gym. Tickets, good for both games, can be purchased at the door for $10 for adults, free for ages 18 or under. There is a special significance to the series being held in Northfield because the women of Carleton started the first era of girls and women’s basketball in the state when they played the new game during the winter of 18921893. Their instructor, Max J. Exner, had brought the rules for the game with him from Springfield, Mass., after participating in the first game ever played. During the opening ceremony at the Northfield Middle School Auditorium at 7 pm on Friday, April 25, the girls basketball stars

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of today who were selected by the coaches’ association will be treated to a speech from a current legend in professional women’s basketball, Cheryl Reeve, the head coach of the two-time WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) champion Minnesota Lynx. Open to the public for $10 for adults, $5 for ages 18 and under, the event will also feature the Amazing Hondo, a professional magician. The following morning, the day of the games, the athletes will have an All-Star breakfast with co-authors of the book Daughters of the Game, Dorothy McIntyre and Marian Bemis Johnson. They will talk about the history of women’s basketball in Minnesota, including its beginnings in Carleton’s Gridley Hall. Besides the main attraction, the all-star game, there will also be a display at the Northfield Historical Society featuring the invention and development of women’s basketball and Northfield’s unique role in its expansion. A permanent display in the new Northfield YMCA will also honor this legacy, which goes as far back as when Max J. Exner’s roommate James Naismith invented “basket ball” at the YMCA International Training School in Springfield, Mass., in 1891. This 30-year tradition is a wonderful way to expose and channel the talents of the best female high school basketball players that Minnesota has to offer and a great opportunity for the seniors to play at the birthplace of Minnesota women’s basketball. The game may have changed some over the years, but these girls will be dribbling behind female pioneers of this much beloved game.

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Clubs, Classes and More… Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls –

cannonriverwinery.com, 507/263-7400 Wine Club with a Book Problem – Th, April 24, 6-8pm – This month’s book is Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald. A great way to read wonderful books and stay connected with friends over a delicious flight of local wine. Call the winery to reserve your spot. There is a $10 registration fee. Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota – crossingsatcarnegie.com, 507/732-7616 Classes in the arts for preschoolers through adults. Woodcarving with Chris Whillock – Apr. 13, 12-5pm – this hands-on class is for beginning and advanced students. After getting comfortable with the tools each student will choose a main project to work on under the watchful eye of instructor. There will be many projects to choose from including whittling Santas, animals, figures, woodspirits and more. Glass Garden Beads, Northfield – glassgardenbeads.com 507/786-9595 1st and 3rd Mondays: Open Beading, 6-9pm – a good starting point to learn beginning beading techniques. Just Food Co-op, Northfield – 507/650-0106 Mondays: Knitting Night, 7-9pm, 507/645-6331 Lakeville Area Arts Center – 952/985-4640 Find art-related classes at lakevilleareaartscenter.com Northfield Arts Guild – 507/645-8877 Dance to the music! Ballet, modern, folk, tap, ballroom, Mexican folklórico: The Arts Guild has it all for ages five years and up. Too young to dance? Bring your tots to Music Together instead. 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 Community Services • nfld.k12.mn.us, follow the Community Services link • 507/664-3750 ECFE New Family Welcome Tour – Mon through May 19, 8am12pm, NCRC Parent Ed Room YW 108 – Whether you are new to Early Childhood Family Education or new to town, you’re invited to see the classrooms, meet other parents and be introduced to ECFE staff. Young children are welcome to accompany you. Free registration online. Summer Ventures 2014 Parent Information Night – Apr. 8, 6:30-7:30pm, Longfellow School Room 100 – Hear information about an exciting day camp program for children entering grades 1-7. Summer Ventures offers kids the chance to make the most out of their summer in a safe environment with friendly, caring and experienced staff. There are many enrollment options to choose from. Families can register for one day or all summer. This information night is free and childcare is available during the event. Northfield Dance Academy – Northfielddance.com, 507/6454068. Northfield Garden Club – Native Plants for Monarchs and Other Pollinators – April 8, 12:45pm at United Methodist Church, Northfield. Class being presented by Nancy ­Schumacher from the Vagary.

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First Steps Early Literacy Center, Mon, Fri, Sat, 10-12pm Patty Cake Infant Lapsit, Tue, 10-11am Toddler Rhyme Time, Wed, 9:30 and 10:30am Walk-In eReader Assistance – Wed, 2:30-4:30pm Literary KIDS Club – Sat, 1-3pm Quality Proteins: How Much, What Kind and When – April 10, 7-8pm Northfield Senior Center – northfieldseniorcenter.org 507/664-3700. Programs for active older adults in a premier fitness facility with an indoor pool and certified fitness instructors. Bike club, hiking trips, ping pong, nutrition talks, art classes, writing classes, card groups, dining center, fitness classes and more. Northfield Yarn – 507/645-1330 – Northfield Yarn – 507/6451330 – Open Stitching, Thursdays, 6-8pm at Northfield Yarn. Bring a project and share in the fun. Free. Owatonna Arts Center – 435 Garden view Ln • 507/451-0533 oacarts.org Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault – 507/332-7372 Find art-related classes for kids and adults at paradisecenterforthearts.org Intermediate Watercolor Class with Kathy Miller – Wed, April 30-May 21, 12:30-3:30pm – This is designed for those who have previous watercolor experience and would like to further advance their basic watercolor knowledge. You’ll have the opportunity to put your existing skills to use as you work on individualized projects with the guidance of the instructor, while learning more advanced techniques in order to enhance your paintings. This is the perfect way to continue developing your relationship with this unique medium. $84 members, $108 nonmembers. River Bend Nature Center, Faribault, 507/332-7151 – Classes and activities at rbnc.org. RBNC welcomes spring with a host programs. On April 1 (no joke) we will have a Lectures in Nature program with speaker Cheryl Culbreth on invasive species removal and woodland habitat restoration. On April 5 we host an afternoon Bike Repair & Trail Biking Lesson. Grandparents and their grandkids will enjoy nature crafts in Grandkids in Nature on April 10 and women are invited to find out about seed starting and hydroponics in Women in Nature on April 11. The fun continues with your chance to meet some real-life Reptiles & Amphibians on April 12. Singles in Nature is now open to singles in their 30s, 40s and 50s and this month we’ll explore the popular sport of geocaching. We’ll scour the woods and wetlands for Spring Sounds on April 26 to round out our month-long spring celebration. For more information, visit www.rbnc.org.

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55057, 507/645-2300, carbonesnorthfield.com, 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. Chapati

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960 Highway 3, Northfield • 507/645-7700 • culvers.com/ restaurants/northfield/ • 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. Dairy Queen – 900 N Highway 3, Northfield • 507/645-8912 •

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307 S. Water St., Northfield • 507/301-3611 • Tue-Wed 11am-10pm, Thu-Sat 11-1am, Sun 11am-9pm. Closed Mondays – Upper-class bar food including appetizers, salads, burgers and more. Open for lunch and dinner. Entrees starting at 5pm. The HideAway Coffeehouse & Wine Bar

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L&M Bar & Grill

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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.

503 Division St., Northfield • ruebnstein.com • 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. 224 Railway St. N, Dundas • 507/645-8987 – Great burgers, cold beer, pizza, breakfast cooked to order and daily lunch & dinner specials. The friendly place to go in Dundas. Lakeville Area Arts Center�������16 Lampert Lumber������������������������� 7 Larson’s Printing����������������������36 Landmark Homes��������������������� 11 Left Field������������������������������������ 5 Mabel’s Draperies Part II����������� 9 Mandarin Garden Restaurant���29 Maria’s Catering������������������������� 5 David K. Miller, Pianist������������16 Minnesota Girls High School All-Star Series������������������������17 Nest Midwest������������������������������ 8 Northfield 2014 Gypsy Jazz Jam Series������������������������������20 Northfield Arts Guild����������15, 31 Northfield ArtsTown�����������������43 Northfield Construction�������������� 6 Northfield Dance Academy������18 Northfield Fireworks Ball��������27 Northfield Historical Society������ 4 Northfield Lines������������������������29 Northfield Liquor Store������������18 Northfield Olive Oils & Vinegars�����������������������������37 Northfield Retirement Community����������������������������32

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107 East 4th St., Northfield • 507/645-7101 – ­MandarinGardenNorthfield.com, Lunch: Wed-Fri 11:30am-2pm, Dinner: Tue-Thu 4:30-9pm. Fri/Sat, 4:30-10pm. Authentic Peking and Szechuan cuisine, freshly prepared, dine-in or take-out, since 1981. The Ole Store Restaurant – 1011 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield

olestorerestaurant.com • 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 – 410 Division St., Northfield

645-8392 – Opens 6 a.m. Tue-Sat – 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. Quarterback Club

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

Ranchero Supper Club – 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. Schweich Bar & Hotel

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632 2nd St., Kenyon • schweichhotel.com • 507/789-5800 • 11am11pm with kitchen hours 11am-9pm, daily. Grease-free cooking, signature 30-mile Reuben, pulled pork/turkey sandwiches with creamy coleslaw & baked beans. Take their party shuttle bus to a destination worth traveling to; you’ll enjoy yourself, they’ll drive. Tandem Bagels

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317 Division St., Northfield • tandembagels.com • 507/786-9977 Mon-Fri 7am-5:30pm, Sat 7am-5pm, Sun 7:30am-4pm. Genuine kettle-boiled and hearth-baked bagels. Made-from-scratch baked goods. Breakfast and lunch bagel sandwiches. Hot toasted specialty sandwiches. Fresh, seasonal, local and organic ingredients. Quality, soulful food in an inviting setting, leaving a small carbon footprint with eco-friendly serving materials. The Tavern of Northfield – 212 Division St., Northfield • 507/663-

0342 • ­tavernofnorthfield.com • Sun-Thu 6:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 6:30am-11pm, lounge open daily 3pm-midnight. Located in the historic Archer House since 1984, The Tavern offers casual dining with a wide variety of homemade menu items and specials daily featuring fresh fish on Fridays and prime rib on Saturdays. The Tavern Lounge sports a deck overlooking the Cannon River, appetizers and a full bar with live music Thur-Sat. Winjum’s Shady Acres Restaurant – 7759 177th St W, Faribault,

on Roberds Lake • winjumsbarandgrill.com – Tue-Sun 11am, Fri and Sat open until 1am. Kitchen open until 10pm. – This bar and grill restaurant at Winjum’s Shady Acres Resort has a great view of Roberds Lake near Faribault and is open for lunch and dinner year round. Burgers, salads, sandwiches and pastas. Featuring fish, ribs and steaks. Friday fish fry and Saturday prime rib special.

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