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Northfield Arts Guild

Ames Center

12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville • ames-center.com 952/895-4685 • M-F 9am-5pm, Sa 10am-2pm Minnesota Artists Association – through Dec. 3 Best of Bonnie & Friends – Dec. 8-Jan. 14

Crossings at Carnegie

320 East Ave., Zumbrota • 507/732-7616 crossingsatcarnegie.com • M/T/W/F 10am-5pm, Th 10am8pm, Sa 10am-4pm Fabrications 13 – Nov. 28-31 – An eclectic mix of fiber and textile artists and jewelry makers. Reception: Dec. 3, 6-7:15pm

Flaten Art Museum

Dittmann Center, St. Olaf • wp.stolaf.edu/flaten/ 507/786-3556 • M-W 10am-5pm, Th 10am-8pm, Sa-Su 2-5pm, closed Nov. 23-27 Mary Griep: Anastylosis 1998-2016 – through Jan. 22 – Over the past 18 years, Mary Griep, Professor of Art and Associate Dean of Fine Arts at St. Olaf College, has created a body of drawings inspired by sacred architecture of the 11th and 12th centuries from around the world. This exhibit celebrates Griep’s 25 years of teaching at St. Olaf and her long and fruitful artistic career, bringing together the entirety of the large-scale drawings of the Anastylosis Project for the very first time. Groot Gallery: Elegant Simplicity: A Scholar’s Studio (Chinese Works from the Mathonnet-VanderWell Collection) – through Dec. 12 – Small in scale yet grand in meaning, the objects in A Scholar’s Studio represent a rare glimpse into the private life of a traditional Chinese scholar. Drawn from a recent donation of Asian artworks to St. Olaf by Sophie and Steve MathonnetVanderWell, this exhibition reflects on types of objects used and treasured by Chinese scholars across the centuries, providing insights into that which has forever changed alongside what has stayed the same. Curated by Associate Professor of Art and Art History Karil Kucera and Carleton College Professor of Art History Kathleen Ryor. Student led tours – Thursdays, 11am through Dec. 8, and Dec. 3 at 4pm.

Lakeville Area Arts Center

20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville • 952/985-4640 LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com • M-F 8am-4:30pm Minnesota Watercolor Society – through Nov. 30 Contemporary Quilters – Dec. 1-Jan. 7

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220 Division St., Northfield (Annex building, between the Archer House and the Contented Cow) Connie Halpern – through Dec. 20 – Connie Halpern, former owner of The Art Store, has been in the art world one way or another her whole life and is now showing for the first time.

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304 Division St. • 507/645-8877 • northfieldartsguild.org Holiday hours: M-Sa 10am-6pm, Su 12-4pm Main, Member Gallery: Fine Craft Collective – through Dec. 24 – The Fine Craft Collective celebrates its 13th year as a seasonal co-operative fine craft show featuring 20+ local and regional artists. The show is organized, staffed and promoted almost entirely by those showing their work. This year’s show is organized by Cathy Collison and Heather Lawrenz and will “pop up” in the Main Gallery. Winter Walk Reception: Dec. 8, 4-9pm. Holiday Reception: Dec. 17, 10am-6pm. Up Gallery: Images of Nature – through Feb. 25 – Oil paintings by Barb Pendergrass. Archer House Gallery: Landscapes – through Dec. 31 – Acrylics and pastels by David Killen. F-Town Brewing Co. Gallery:

22 4th St. NE, Faribault, M-Tu closed, W-Th 3-9pm, F 3-10pm, Sa 12-10pm, Su 12-3pm New Work – through Dec. 31 – Colorful mixed media by Jill Enestvedt.

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317 Division St. S, Northfield M-F 7am-5:30pm, Sa 7am-5pm, Su 7:30am-4pm Paintings by Karen Oiseth – through Feb. 28 Allina Clinic:

1440 Jefferson Rd. • M-T 7am-8pm, F 7am-7pm, Sa 9am-3pm Plein Air Paintings – through Jan. 31 – Bob Christy

Northfield Historical Society

408 Division St. • 507/645-9268 • northfieldhistory.org M-Sa 10am-5pm, Su 1-5pm Hometown Ties: Carleton Celebrates 150 Years with Northfield through June 2017 – In honor of Carleton College’s sesquicentennial year, the Northfield Historical Society has partnered with Carleton to highlight the intimate connections between Carleton and its hometown of Northfield, from the college’s founding in 1866 to today. Malt-O-Meal Originals – through June 2017 – The family of John Campbell, founder of Malt-O-Meal, recently gave historic artifacts and archives that document the growth and development of the company to the Northfield Historical Society. This first exhibit of this collection showcases achievements throughout the company’s history – the first plants and workers, the first customers, the first sales and products, the first radio promotion, the first new products, the first famous television advertisement and the first production facility built outside of Minnesota. NHS will host additional thematic exhibits in 2017 and 2018 before celebrating the centennial of the company with a major exhibit in 2019.

Northfield Senior Center Gallery

1651 Jefferson Pkwy. • 507/664-3700 northfieldseniorcenter.org Annual Senior Open – through Jan. 2 – Reception: Nov. 29, 4-6pm.

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Owatonna Arts Center

435 Garden View Ln., Owatonna • 507/451-0533 oacarts.org • 1-5pm, closed Mondays It’s Christmas – Dec. 4-30 – Animated ice skates will glide across the ice. Boys will toss snowballs. Nutcrackers of all shapes and sizes will bring old-world charm to the holidays. The magic of origami ornaments and Nativity figures give the exhibition a unique, handmade touch. Opening Performance: Dec. 4, 4pm – the Owatonna High School Carolers will perform a holiday concert in the Performing Arts Hall to open the exhibit. Allina Hospital Owatonna Healing Arts:

2250 NW 26th St. • 8am-8pm Fall/Winter exhibition – through Feb. 2017 – Lisa Anderson (painting), Kim Dayton (painting), Megan Mitchell (clay), Joni Oeltjenbruns (illustrator), Ann Riggott (painting)

Paradise Center for the Arts

321 Central Ave., Faribault • 507/332-7372 Tu/W/F/Sa 12-5pm, Th 12-8pm • Su/M closed Pop Up Farmer’s Market – Saturdays through Dec. 17 Holly Days Art & Craft Sale – through Dec. 23 Exhibit dates through Jan. 7

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1700 Austin Rd. • steelehistorymuseum.org T, W, F 10am-4pm, Th 10am-8pm, Sa 10am-3pm Minnesota Disasters: Stories of Strength & Survival – through December – From man-made catastrophes to Mother Nature’s fury, disasters leave an indelible mark on our landscape and our memories. “Minnesota Disasters” brings these events to life with stories told through extraordinary photographs and film, featuring a Steele County disaster component. Minnesotans are no strangers to disasters. They have faced devastating swarms of grasshoppers, tornadoes, bridge collapses, fires and floods. Using photos, text and film, “Minnesota Disasters” explores the preparation, reaction and aftermath to catastrophe in our state. Intertwined with details of those calamities are the incredible stories of human vulnerability and resilience. Wedding Traditions of Steele County – through Dec. 31 – Tying the knot in any culture comes with traditions and rituals, such as, “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.” Explore how weddings have evolved through time. The photos and artifacts displayed represent many generations of Steele County residents. This exhibit is more than just a fashion show. Vietnam War – through Dec. 31 – The exhibit features an overview of the Vietnam War and shares Steele County veteran’s experiences. A slideshow of photos from local veteran’s scrapbooks, several oral histories about their experiences, a foot locker with actual items that soldiers used every day, souvenirs brought home, uniforms, a North Vietnamese flag that was captured by US Troops and won in a card game and more.

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Wrapped in Love and Glory: Stories of World War Warriors and the Women Weaving Woolens to Keep Them Warm

A Christmas Carol

Dec. 2-4, 9-11 F/Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm Northfield Arts Guild Theater This play for young audiences by Rochelle Norbert is presented by Purple Door Youth Theater, an educational branch of the Northfield Arts Guild Theater. 19th century London comes to life as Ebenezer Scrooge embarks on a wondrous journey through Christmas past, present and future. This holiday season, witness Scrooge’s miraculous Christmas eve transformation. A greedy businessman, with no time for kindness, compassion or charity, Scrooge is visited by four spirits warning him to change his ways. This rendition of Dickens’ tale of hope and redemption reminds us all of what’s really worth celebrating. Tickets: $10, available at northfieldartsguild.org, 507/645-8877 or at the Northfield Arts Guild. Wait Until Dark

Dec. 2-5, 9-11, 15-18 M/Th/F/Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm Ames Center, Burnsville Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle. Written by Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, directed by Ben Layne. Is there anyone Susan can trust? Navigating life as a blind woman in 1944 New York City is hard enough – getting innocently caught up in the competing schemes of con men and murderers is not a complication she needs. Tension mounts as Susan becomes increasingly aware of the danger she’s in – but those who would manipulate her underestimate her at their own peril. Tickets: $22 adults, $19 seniors/students/Fringe button holders/groups of 8-19, $16 groups of over 20, available at the Ames Center Box Office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com. Twin Cities Ballet: A Minnesota Nutcracker

Dec. 9, 7pm; Dec. 10, 2 and 7pm; Dec. 11, 1 and 4:30pm Ames Center, Burnsville Enjoy the beloved holiday classic with a Minnesota twist. A Minnesota Nutcracker is a cherished holiday tradition for thousands, and one of the most-attended holiday dance events in the Twin Cities. While retaining the magic and familiar traditions loved by so many, A Minnesota Nutcracker adds local flare and Minnesota settings and custom-designed Minnesota-centric backdrops. Accompanied by the iconic Tchaikovsky music, Clara, Drosselmeyer and guests dance and dream from historic Rice Park and Summit Avenue in St. Paul, to the snowy banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, to the magnificent palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy. A Minnesota Nutcracker promises delightful entertainment for the whole family, from ballet novices to loyal patrons alike. Tickets: $18-36, available at the Ames Center Box Office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com.

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Dec. 9-11, 15-18; Th-Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Through letters and recollections, Faribault native Michael Lambert tells the stories of the women who worked in Faribault Woolen Mills during World War II, making blankets to keep their loved ones warm in the fight halfway around the world. The stories of these brave men and women will be intertwined with songs of the season and the era. Tickets: $16 adults, $10 students 12 and under, available at the box office, 507/332-7372 or paradisecenterforthearts.org/tickets/. Ole & Lena’s Family Christmas

Dec. 15, 2 and 7pm Ames Center, Burnsville Christmas and the holidays has always been Lena’s absolute favorite time of year, even if, as Ole says, “it makes her more than a little loopy.” As usual, Lena has invited the whole family, including her snooty cousin Mildred who, in the past, has been off on too many exotic vacations to attend. Ole really wants nothing to do with the whole thing, especially the part when Lena dresses him up in the old, ratty Santa suit to hand out presents. Can Sven can come up with a scheme to get him out of playing Santa? Will Lena be able to keep it all together while she prepares for the family Christmas? Find out in this hilarious holiday comedy about life, love, family and growing old together. Tickets: $20, available at the Ames Center Box Office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Dec. 15-18, 21-23, 29; W-Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm Lakeville Area Arts Center In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on. Adapted from the bestselling young adult book. Tickets: $14, available at 952/985-4640 or lakevilleareaartscenter.com.

Auditions: Dinner Theater Musical Murder Mystery

Dec. 3, 3:30-5:30pm; Dec. 4, 4-6pm, Northfield Golf Course. Open auditions. Four men and four women plus a roaring ’20s pianist needed for interactive comedy whodunnit. Show includes some singing. Rehearsals start Jan. 3. Show dates Feb. 11 and 12. Contact Peggy Sheldon at plsheldon118@gmail.com for more info. Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward

Dec. 12, 7pm, Cannon Fall High School Auditorium Open audition. Cannon Community Theater is ramping up for their next dinner theater production. Show dates are Feb. 10-12 and 17-19. Five female and two males actors needed. Contact ambergarrett23@gmail.com with additional questions.

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• Local and organic chestnuts roar over an open fire at Eco Gardens, 600 Division St., bringing the smells and tastes of Christmas past right up to the present moment. • A chili feed, 5-7pm and a live Nativity, 5:30, 6 and 6:30pm serve to warm both body and soul, all at Main Street Moravian Church, 713 Division St. Now, doff a warm coat and gloves, pull up your boots and join the merrymakers for a wonderful night. Oh, and keep an eye out for George Bailey… by Felicia Crosby

A Christmas Wish Book Signing

It started with a family Christmas card, featuring a seriously photogenic four year-old daughter cavorting with reindeer in the hushed beauty of the Nordic winter. It became an enchanting tale of a little girl who sets out across the Arctic to become one of Santa’s elves. From award-winning photographer/dad Per Breiehagen and writer/mom Lori Evert, The Christmas Wish is a true family project that’s become a New York Times bestseller, a holiday classic and the first in a series of Wish books. And now you can meet Lori Evert at Paper Petalum, 212 Division St. in Northfield, on Friday, Dec. 2, 3-4pm. Bring home a signed copy of this magical tale for your own little elf. For more info call 507/663-0565.

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Winter Walk on Dec. 8 is Northfield’s own homegrown, joy-filled, downtown holiday tradition and is long rumored to be the inspiration for Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life (OK, I totally made that up, but it could have been. Really). This annual celebration of arts, crafts and community draws people from the Twin Cities to Owatonna and beyond for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts, seasonal treats and performances and all the eclectic charms an arts-rich small town provides in abundance. Be sure to check out the 2016 Winter Walk Guide for the evening’s bounty in full, but here are a few highlights:

Holiday Treats at Carnegie

The Crossings at Carnegie in lilliputian Zumbrota pulls in nationally and internationally renowned talent SimpleGifts throughout the year, and this month their delightful musical offerings come wrapped with the sounds of the season. Consider enhancing your holidays with one or more of the following events: the High 48s “Modern Old World” holiday sounds of SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin on Saturday, Dec. 3, 7:30pm, the Bluegrass Holiday Show with the High 48s on Friday, Dec. 9, 7:30pm, and the Bluegrass Christmas with Monroe Monroe Crossing Crossing on Sunday, Dec. 11, 7pm. For more information crossingsatcarnegie.org.

Faribault Gets “Wrapped In Glory”

Both the name of the Merlin Players holiday show as well as the theme of the 10th annual downtown window design contest, Faribault pays tribute to its veterans and its venerable wool industry in one fell swoop. Wrapped in Love and Glory – Stories of World War Warriors and the Women Weaving Woolens to Keep Them Warm tells the story of the Faribault Woolen Mills workers during WWII who made blankets for their fighting men. Songs of the era and season take you to a Christmas that wasn’t so long ago after all. Wrapped in Love and Glory runs from Dec. 9 to 18 at the Paradise Center for the Arts.

• Mother Banjo and Ben Cook-Feltz, described by City Pages as “a tasty excursion into rootsy gospel,” celebrate the release of their new EP Christmas Came Early at the Contented Cow, 8-11pm. • The A+ artists and volunteers with A+ Marketplace, part of the Autism and the Arts programming at the Northfield Arts Guild, sell their ceramic works and greeting cards at the Center for the Arts during Winter Walk hours, 5-9pm. • The NAGCracker, also at the Arts Guild, is an annual treat that features pieces from the Arts Guild Theater Dance Company and Mexican Folklórico Dancers. The show is at 6:30pm and is free to the public.

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HAPPE N I NG S The last days of November… TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Twin Cities Ballet: Mini-Nutcracker • 11am

Lakeville Area Arts Center The Mini-Nutcracker is a delightful abbreviated version of Ballet Royale of Minnesota and the Twin Cities’ Ballet’s classic, A Minnesota Nutcracker, designed to introduce children to the magic of this family favorite. This beloved holiday tradition with soaring music by Tchaikovsky promises to hold the attention of even the youngest theatergoer. This version is less than an hour. Tickets: $6, available at 952/985-4640 or lakevilleareaartscenter.com. Exhibit Reception: Annual Senior Open • 4-6pm

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade Christmas Show • 7pm

Ames Center, Burnsville Colleen Raye, Jennifer Grimm, Sheridan Zuther and Reed Grimm sing the classic Christmas songs you know and love. You’ll feel like you are back in the ’50s for a holiday special on your Zenith TV. Songs in the stylings of The Andrews, Lennon and McGuire sisters as well as Brenda Lee, Eartha Kitt and more. Great music, sing-alongs, nostalgia and laughs. The audience gets involved to make it extra special. A great holiday experience for all ages. Tickets: $21, available at the Ames Center Box Office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com. Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield An informal weekly gathering of folks who enjoy playing, singing and listening to traditional Irish music, in the relaxed setting of the Rueb ‘n’ Stein’s corner room. Players and listeners are welcome. For more info: laura@lauramackenzie.com.

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Northfield VFW Have coffee with some of the bravest veterans of foreign wars. Public welcome.

Lakeville Area Arts Center Silky vocals, melodic lines and acoustic guitar. Tim Howe has been compared to Jason Mraz, Gavin Degraw, Bruno Mars, John Mayer and Howie Day. Tickets: $7, available at 952/985-4640 or lakevilleareaartscenter.com.

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Downtown Faribault The 2016 theme is “Wrapped in Glory,” which will tie in with the Paradise Center for the Arts production. Wind your way through downtown Faribault enjoying refreshments from the merchants while exploring the storefronts and voting for your favorite decorated window. Free horse-drawn wagon rides 5-8pm, pictures with Santa at Heartman Insurance 5-6pm. Author Event: Benjamin Percy • 5-7pm

St. Olaf Bookstore, Northfield Author of Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction. Christopher Rude • 5-8pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Commanding a repertoire that spans 500 years and much of the western hemisphere, Christopher Rude is widely regarded as one of the region’s finest classical guitarists. Rude is highly sought-after throughout the Midwest. He maintains a professional studio, composes, edits, arranges and records music for his independent record label, which has released two CDs over the last four years. With a confident, yet unassuming delivery, Rude performs polished solo arrangements from the classical tradition, as well as original compositions and some lively arrangements of well-known Latin, jazz and classic rock tunes.

St. Olaf Christmas Festival • 7:30pm

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf, Northfield One of the oldest musical celebrations of Christmas in the U.S. Started in 1912 by F. Melius Christiansen, founder of the St. Olaf College Music Department, the festival features more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra conducted by Steven Amundson. Participating choral ensembles include the St. Olaf Choir conducted by Anton Armstrong, Viking Chorus and Chapel Choir both conducted by Mark Stover, Cantorei conducted by James Bobb and the Manitou Singers conducted by Therees Hibbard. Each group performs individually and as part of a mass ensemble. The festival, which is regularly broadcast nationwide on public television and radio, has been featured in such publications as TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. Tickets: $30 and a $7 transaction fee, available at wp.stolaf.edu/christmasfest. Dec. 1-4.

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HAPPENINGS Thursday, December 1, continued Nick Hensley • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Singer/songwriter Nick Hensley is the mastermind behind the musical collaborative, Love Songs For Angry Men, also the title of his first solo release, after fronting the critically acclaimed rock ensemble, The District. Hensley has shared the stage with bands like The Hold Steady, Widespread Panic, The Gear Daddies, Trampled By Turtles, The Samples and Big Head Todd and The Monsters. Hensley’s music has received 4-star ratings from Paste magazine, City Pages and Alt-Country.com. Cowaroke • 9pm

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Christmas in the Village • 4:30-8pm

Village of Yesteryear and Owatonna History Center Part of Owatonna’s Hometown Holiday weekend. Built in 186869, the Dunnell House will be lavishly decorated for the holidays. Guests are welcome to stroll through, enjoy the holiday music in the parlor, purchase fancy cookies and gather holiday decorating ideas for their own homes. The Village will host a variety activities. Meet with Santa Claus in the History Center Atrium. Live music provided by a wide range of local musical talent. Free self-guided tours of the History Center’s current exhibits. Dec. 2-3. Author Event: Lori Evert • 5-7pm

St. Olaf Bookstore, Northfield Author of The Brave Little Puppy (A Wish Book). Movie Night • 5pm (kids), 7:30pm (adults)

The HideAway Coffeehouse and Wine Bar, Northfield Each Friday join the HideAway family for a free movie night, with a kids’ movie at 5pm and a 7:30pm movie for adults. Free popcorn.

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Annual Craft and Custodial Bake Sale • 8:30am-3pm

St. Olaf Christmas Festival • 7:30pm

Carleton Recreation Center Fieldhouse, Northfield Hometown Holiday Weekend

L&M Bar & Grill, Dundas Rice County • 7-11pm

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf, Northfield See Dec. 1. Dec. 1-4.

Owatonna Various holiday events, shopping, music, family activities and breakfast with Santa. Dec. 1-4.

Theater: Wait Until Dark • 7:30pm

Book Signing with Lori Evert • 3-4pm

Theater: A Christmas Carol • 7:30pm

Ames Center, Burnsville See theater page.

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At Christmas • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault The heartwarming blend of family fueled comedy and drama originating with Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop returns to the Paradise stage, together with a live, six-piece band led by one of the Twin Cities’ favorite frontmen, Mick Sterling. At Christmas is a true reflection of what the holidays can be for all families – funny, poignant and tender. Tickets: $15 members, $10 nonmembers, $10 students, available at the box office, 507/332-7372 or paradisecenterforthearts.org/tickets/. Ben Aaron • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Ben Aaron performs original folk, blues and Americana songs. Sit back and enjoy as he plays your favorite popular songs from the past and present, along with selections from his recent CD release, Blue Winter. More at benaaronmusic.com Texas Hold ‘Em • 8pm

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Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville A Twin Cities-based band playing modern alternative rock. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 Frokost Breakfast • 8-10am

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Northfield This annual breakfast is sponsored by Nordmarka Sons of Norway Lodge with proceeds going towards student scholarships to Scandinavian Language Camps. Breakfast consists of cold cuts, cheeses, pickled herring, waffles, boiled eggs, lefse, rommegrot, cranberry juice and coffee. Cost: $15. Tickets available at Paper Petalum and at the door. Hometown Holiday Weekend

Owatonna Various holiday events, shopping, music, family activities and breakfast with Santa. Dec. 1-4. Holiday on Main • 9am-2pm

Mark Ross • 9pm

Froggy Bottoms River Pub, Northfield High-energy acoustic singer/songwriter playing rock, country and alternative music from many past and current artists like Keith Urban, Bon Jovi, Miranda Lambert, Matchbox Twenty, Ryan Adams, Bruno Mars and more. Ross has played in various projects around the Twin Cities and nationally for more than 20 years.

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Saturday, Dec. 3, continued Bagels & Birds • 9:30-10:30am 321 Central Avenue North  Faribault, MN 55021 (507)332­7372 paradisecenterforthearts.org At Christmas December 2nd at 7:30pm $15 Members/ $20 Non­Members/ $10 Students The heartwarming blend of family fueled  comedy and drama originating with  Dudley Riggs' Brave New Workshop  returns to the Paradise Center Stage,  together with a live, 6­piece band led by  one of the Twin Cities' favorite front men,  Mick Sterling. At Christmas is a true  reflection of what the holidays can be for  all families­ funny, poignant, and tender.  Sponsored By KGP Companies and Crossroads  Holly Days Art & Craft Sale  Members Show & Bethlehem Academy  Run through Dec. 23 Sponsored by POWER 96/ KDHL

Wrapped in Love & Glory presented by the Merlin Players  Written by Michael Lambert December 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 – 7:30PM  December 11 & 18 – 2:00PM $16 Adults/$10 Children 12 & under  Through letters and recollections,  Faribault native Michael Lambert tells the  stories of the women who worked in  Faribault Woolen Mills during World War  II, making blankets to keep their loved  ones warm in the fight halfway around the  world. The stories of these brave men and  women will be intertwined with songs of  the season and of the era. Murphy Brothers Band January 7 at 7:30pm. Member $12/Non­ Members $17/Students $8. This Mankato  area classic guitar rock group features  high energy, brilliant guitar work,  percussion and vocals playing your  favorites: The Allman Brothers Band, The  Eagles, Marshall Tucker and more.  Sponsored by Faribault Daily News 

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault Enjoy coffee and bagels in a relaxed atmosphere while watching the antics of wildlife. Meet in the comfort of the building to observe the birds and other visitors to the newly refurbished Windows on the Wild backyard habitat feeding area. Help with identification, fun facts, binoculars, guide books and conversation will make this a great way to start the day. Christmas in the Village • 10am-2pm

Village of Yesteryear and Owatonna History Center See Dec. 2 description.

For the Birds: The National Audubon Christmas Bird Count 2016 • 10am12pm

Northfield Public Library In preparation for the 117th National Audubon Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 18, Northfield resident Gene Bauer will give a presentation about how people in the community can participate in this one-day event and contribute to a century of citizen science data. Bauer will be joined by Gerald Hoekstra who will talk about the efforts of a dedicated group of local birders to have the City of Northfield become an officially designated Minnesota Bird City. People of all ages and levels of birding experience are welcome. Alexander Faribault House Open 10am-3pm

Alexander Faribault House Free. Also Dec. 2. Designer Purse Bingo • 1pm

Johnny Angels Eatery, Dennison COACH and Michael Kors. Sign up now to confirm seating – limited number of tickets will be sold. Pop-Up Farmer’s Market • 1-4pm

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Relativity • 1:30-4:30pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Voted one of the best Northfield bands, Relativity has been performing since 1999. The band combines outstanding vocals, guitar, mandolin and fiddle to create fun and eclectic music. With a request list of a couple hundred songs, Relativity encourages audience requests, from acoustic covers of current top 40 songs to classic and folk rock. The core of the band is Toby Jensen (guitar, vocals) and Sandy Jensen (vocals, mandolin, guitar). The duo is often joined by Mike Hildebrandt, a Minnesota Rock & Country Music Hall of Fame fiddle player. Sandy’s identical twin sister Linda Wilson joins the band on occasion, adding harmony and percussion. Bar Bingo • 3pm

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Lorie Line: A Merry Little Christmas 2016 Holiday Tour 3 and 7:30pm

Ames Center, Burnsville This year’s show will be one of the most intimate concerts in Lorie Line’s 27-year touring history. Simple but elegant, Line will be playing all of the favorite traditional carols that make her show unique. She will be bringing along her cast of characters, including Santa and a special featured vocalist. Tickets: $54, $49 for groups of 10 or more, available at the Ames Center Box Office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com. Christmas Ringing • 4:30pm

Buntrock Commons Balcony, St. Olaf, Northfield Author Event: Peter Geye • 5-7pm

St. Olaf Bookstore, Northfield Author of Wintering. Lone Rock • 5-7pm

Upstairs Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield Recreating the old country song with slick licks, choice voices and a rockin’ rhythm section. Fronted by Barbara Piper on vocals/guitar, lead guitarist Dan Dotzler and Ed Treinen on harps, this band is rounded out with bassist Doug Hamilton and drummer Richard Hanson. Don’t miss this exceptional grouping.

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Fabrications 13 Reception • 6-7:15pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota See exhibits page.

Martin Anderson & the Goods • 7-11pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Classic rock, country alt and Americana music that spans the decades including Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Neil Young, the Beatles, Steve Earle and Bruce Springsteen. This band is high energy, fun to watch and will definitely get you on the dance floor. Band members include Alex Sandberg (lead guitar), Andrew Meyer (sax, mandolin, guitar), Christian Wheeler (bass), Steve Paoli (drums) and Martin Anderson (lead vocals, guitar). More at martinandersonandthegoods.com. St. Olaf Christmas Festival • 7:30pm

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf, Northfield See Dec. 1. Dec. 1-4. As The Guide went to press, this was listed as sold out.

The SimpleGifts 15th Anniversary Tour • 7:30pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota Every holiday season bustles with the sounds – and stress – of the season. This holiday celebration of favorite carols, hymns and original songs will take you back to a quieter, simpler time. The six-member ensemble is led by award-winning musician Billy McLaughlin and features acoustic and vocal music. Featuring songs from their upcoming CD release, This Christmastide. Tickets: $26 advance, $29 at the door, available at Crossings, crossingsatcarnegie.com or 507/7327616. Doors at 6:30pm. Theater: Wait Until Dark • 7:30pm

Ames Center, Burnsville See theater page.

Theater: A Christmas Carol • 7:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

Jivin’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing 7:30-11:30pm

Monroe Crossing • 7:30pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center 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: $29, $25 balcony, available at 952/985-4640 or lakevilleareaartscenter.com.

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HAPPENINGS Saturday, December 3, continued Jeff Ray • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Immensely talented singer/songwriter blues artist Jeff Ray performs regularly throughout North America and Europe and has shared the stage with the likes of Chris Smither, Justin Townes Earle, Spider John Koerner, Pat Donohue, Retribution Gospel Choir, Dawes, Charlie Parr and James Hunter. Earl Thomas CD Release Party • 8pm

Grand Event Center, Northfield Tickets on sale at Northfield Olive Oils and Vinegars. Individual seat and table prices available. 507/645-4008 for more info. Kurt Beringer • 9pm

Froggy Bottoms River Pub, Northfield DJ • 9pm-1am

Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 Hometown Holiday Weekend

Owatonna Various holiday events, shopping, music, family activities and breakfast with Santa. Dec. 1-4.

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European Christmas • 11am-4pm

Park Ballroom, New Prague Free, fun-filled day for the family. Artisans, crafters, European specialties, demonstrations, stage entertainment, Jr. royalty coronation, food, kids’ activities. Hosted by the Czech Heritage Club. Please bring a nonperishable food item. More at czechheritageclub.com. Author Event: David Huyck (Illustrator) • 1-3pm

St. Olaf Bookstore, Northfield Illustrator for Manners Are Not For Monkeys.

Quinn & Meyer • 1:30-4:30pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Quinn & Meyer, formerly the middle half of Spruce Top Review, perform a wide range of music including folk rock, traditional and contemporary Irish songs, some jazz, pop and eclectica. And On Earth Peace: A Christmas Celebration • 2pm

Ames Center, Burnsville Join the Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus to celebrate the season with song and cymbal, wonder and a bit of humor. This will be a truly lovely afternoon of favorite light classics and Christmas Pops to help get you in the spirit of the season. Tickets: $20 adult, $15 senior, $5 student, available at the Ames Center Box Office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com. Theater: Wait Until Dark • 2pm

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Theater: A Christmas Carol • 2pm

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Buckham Center Hometown Holidays • 5:30-7:30pm

Sunday Jazz Jam • 2-3:30pm

Hot Spot Music Studio, Northfield Open to musicians of all ages and abilities, this jam is a perfect way to run through standard charts in a low-key, laid-back setting. Charts will be provided for everyone to follow along. It’s a spiritual experience. More at hotspotmusic.org. St. Olaf Christmas Festival • 3pm

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf, Northfield See Dec. 1. Dec. 1-4. As The Guide went to press, this performance was listed as sold out, but live video streaming of this performance will be available at christmas.stolaf.edu for a fee. The audio will be broadcast live on MPR, with an encore broadcast airing Dec. 22 at 10am. Both broadcasts can be heard online at mpr.org. Exhibit Opening Performance: It’s Christmas • 4pm

Owatonna Arts Center The Owatonna High School Carolers will perform a holiday concert. See exhibits page for more. Sweet Jazz • 4-6pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Christina Schwietz (vocals), Peter Webb (keyboard), David Miller (drums, flugelhorn, melodica) and Bruce Jensen (bass). Their name says it all. Quiz Night • 8pm

Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield Teams compete for prizes and bragging rights. $5/team, $1 off drinks. Gabriel Moll & All His Friends • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Gabriel Moll is a multi-instrumentalist, performer, composer/arranger and luthier based in Minnesota.

Buckham Center, Faribault Santa will arrive at 5:30pm for meet and greet and photos at the senior center. The Community Center will have activities including a bounce house, games, crafts, carols and snacks. The Library will have live music by Mike Hildebrandt and friends and will be showing the movie Elf at 5:30pm (rated PG). Pub Theology • 6pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Bingo • 7pm

Carbone’s, Northfield Cribbage Tourney • 7pm

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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, DECEMBER 6 SOLD OUT: Jan Brett Book Tour • 4pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center Experience the warmth and wonder of Jan Brett, beloved children’s book author/illustrator with more than 40 million books in print. Tickets are sold out, but those without tickets can stop by the Arts Center to take a picture by the Jan Brett tour bus and listen to the Lakeville South Holiday Choir performance on the front walkway at 3:45pm. A limited number of books will be available for purchase on the front walkway for those without a ticket. Minnesota and Northfield Library History Talk • 7pm

Northfield Public Library Authors Doug Ohman and Bruce Colwell will discuss the history of Minnesota libraries with a focus on the new Northfield Public Library history book, The Enduring Thing We Do Today.

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HAPPENINGS Tuesday, December 6, continued An Early Music Christmas • 7pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf, Northfield Collegium Musicum: Wind Band, Recorder Consort, Viol Consort and Baroque Ensemble perform works by Willaert, Richafort, Susato, Schein, Dowland, Eccard and Telemann. Open Mic Night • 7-11pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield An evening dedicated to showcasing new local talent. Everyone is welcome to participate. 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, DECEMBER 7 Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield An informal weekly gathering of folks who enjoy playing, singing and listening to traditional Irish music, in the relaxed setting of the Rueb ‘n’ Stein’s corner room. Players and listeners are welcome. For more info: laura@lauramackenzie.com.

Winter Walk • 5-9pm

Downtown Northfield Festive holiday fun. Experience downtown Northfield by candlelight. Stroll through unique shops, dine at fine restaurants, enjoy caroling, sleigh rides, story­telling, luminarias, decorated store fronts and more. For a full schedule see pages 24-25 – and be sure to visit our advertisers who support your Guide. See pages 22-27 for their special happenings. Winter Walk at the Northfield Arts Guild • 5-9pm

Fine Craft Collective Reception (4-9pm) – See exhibits page. A+ Art for Sale (5-9pm) – A+ artists and volunteers with A+ Marketplace, part of the Autism in the Arts programming, will be selling their cards and ceramic works. Storytime with Mary Bleckwehl (5:45pm) NAGCracker (6:30pm) – This annual event of holiday-inspired pieces features work from the Arts Guild Dance Theater Company and Mexican Folklórico Dancers. Bar Bingo • 6pm

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The Contented Cow, Northfield THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8 Commanders Coffee • 10am

Northfield VFW Have coffee with some of the bravest veterans of foreign wars. Public welcome.

Fesler-Lampert Performing Art Series: All is Calm – The Christmas Truce of 1914 • 7:30pm

Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Faribault Presented by Theater Latte Da. This moving musical drama captures an astounding moment in history when Allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate the holiday together by trading carols, sharing food and drink, playing soccer and burying the dead. Tickets: $20 adults, $12 students, available at 507/333-1620.

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Ian Thomas Alexy • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Known for both his work as a solo artist and with the nationally touring Americana roots duo Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, Alexy’s critically acclaimed CD release, Born on the Day of the Dead, marks the popular artist’s eighth release since relocating to Minnesota and starting CIC Records in 2004 with his brother and bandmate, Teague Alexy. Ben Cook-Feltz and Mother Banjo • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Married songwriters Mother Banjo and Ben Cook-Feltz team up for a special concert celebrating the release of their new holiday EP, Christmas Came Early. Featuring a fresh mix of original holiday tunes and traditional Christmas songs, this free show will be a fun addition to Northfield’s Winter Walk festivities.

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Froggy Bottoms River Pub & Lily PADio, Northfield By Speedo Entertainment. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9 Movie Night • 5pm (kids), 7:30pm (adults)

The HideAway Coffeehouse and Wine Bar, Northfield Each Friday join the HideAway family for a free movie night, with a kids’ movie at 5pm and a 7:30pm movie for adults. Free popcorn. Bar Bingo • 7pm

L&M Bar & Grill, Dundas Twin Cities Ballet: A Minnesota Nutcracker • 7pm

Ames Center, Burnsville See theater page.

Theater: Wrapped in Love and Glory – Stories of World War Warriors and the Women Weaving Woolens to Keep Them Warm • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page.

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HAPPENINGS Friday, December 9, continued An Old Fashioned Christmas • 7:30pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center Under the direction of Janice Differding, the Lakeville Area Community Band will play a collection of Christmas melodies to welcome the yuletide spirit. Ticket prices include complimentary holiday treats. Tickets: $12 tables, $8 balcony, available at 952/985-4640 or lakevilleareaartscenter.com. Theater: Wait Until Dark • 7:30pm

Ames Center, Burnsville See theater page.

Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah • 7:30pm

Episcopal Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour, Faribault Conducted by Paul Niemisto and featuring soprano Paula Lammers, mezzo soprano Deesa Staats and tenor Bryan Reed. Minnesota Opera bass Rodolfo Nieto once again will complete the quartet. The Hymnus Choir from New Prague will join in the festivities. Advance tickets available at 507/645-8877 or cvrorchestra.org. “Pay-what-you-want” suggested admission at the door of $15 adults and $10 students/seniors, but nobody will be turned away because of inability to pay. Also Dec. 10 in Northfield. Bonnie & the Clydes • 8pm

Bluegrass Holiday Show with The High 48s • 7:30pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota The High 48s make music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with modern attitude. Tickets: $16 in advance, $19 at door. Reservations at 507/732-7616 or crossingsatcarnegie.com. Theater: A Christmas Carol • 7:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Take a step back and resurrect songs of love, peace and flower power from the late ’60s and early ’70s. The Bonnie is Bonnie Jean Flom. The Clydes are Bill McGrath and Scott McMillan. More at bonnieandtheclydes.com. Trashy Little Xmas Show • 8pm

Grand Event Center, Northfield Honky-tonk legends Trailer Trash are back with their annual “Trashy Little Xmas Show.” A holiday tradition dipped in honky-tonk sass along with a whole bunch of Christmas razzle dazzle, guaranteed to make the grumpiest Grinch grin with glee. Tickets: $15 advance, available at KYMN Radio, 200 Division St. and trailertrashmusic.com, $20 at the door. Doors at 7pm.

Come visit our Downtown Businesses for shopping and treats and Ride the Horse Drawn Sleigh with Santa sponsored by Humfeld Chiropractic & Nutrition Center and Chappuis Jewelry!

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HAPPENINGS Friday, December 9, continued Texas Hold ‘Em • 8pm

Northfield VFW

Dave Hudson • 9pm

Froggy Bottoms River Pub, Northfield After cutting his teeth with various college bands and acoustic duos, Dave Hudson made his way through the Minneapolis music scene writing and singing his own blend of melodic acoustic-rock music. His style has been compared to the likes of the Gin Blossoms, U2 and the Counting Crows. His self-styled mix of cover songs ranging from the ’80s, ’90s and today, blended with his own recorded and nationally released music, has kept crowds coming back for more. Mark Grim • 8:30-10:30pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield “Some songs old, some songs new, some songs country, some songs blues.” With a voice that brings to mind Gordon Lightfoot, Grim artfully picks and strums through songs ranging from the Beatles’ Blackbird to Warren Zevon’s Poor, Poor Pitiful Me. His own songs I Still Can’t See, Me and My Tattoo and Easy Money will give you cause to reflect – and laugh – at the real life characters that are portrayed. DJ • 9-11pm

Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield Smokescreen • 9:30pm-close

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville A rock variety band that has been entertaining audiences around the Upper Midwest for more than 20 years. They headline fairs, festivals and city celebrations. Their gigs include premier sound, a light show with Dwight Holmbo (lead vocals, guitar, synthesizer, harmonica, fiddle), Chris Kerber (vocals, guitar), CJ Stahlberg (vocals, bass) and Tim Boeck (drums).

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10 Girls Day Away • 10am-5pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Finish up any last-minute shopping (or buy a well-deserved gift for yourself) while local vendors showcase and sell their unique products. Bring your moms, grannies, aunts, sisters and girlfriends to enjoy a glass of award-winning wine while strolling through one-of-a-kind local vendors and sampling tasty local food. Purchase unique gifts, holiday wines and Cannon River Winery gift certificates. Cocoa With Santa • 10-11:30am

Owatonna Arts Center Mrs. Claus will be playing the piano and reading a story. This is the perfect time to let Santa know your wishes. Holiday Snack Contest • 12-3pm

Downtown Faribault Sample tasty treats while exploring the stores. This is a great time to wrap up your holiday shopping in downtown Faribault. Shattuck Christmas Walk • 12-4pm

Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Faribault Holiday figure skating show (12pm), carolers in the chapel (3:30pm), displays, ornament making, cookie decorating, a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus (1-4pm) and more. Bring the entire family and enjoy an afternoon of holiday magic on the beautifully decorated historic campus. Free. Pop-Up Farmer’s Market • 1-4pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Saturdays through Dec. 17. Andy Tackett • 1:30-4:30pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Playing popular cover songs from many genres, Tackett’s performances are sure to hit your nostalgia button. Expect everything from the Little River Band, England Dan and John Ford Coley to Johnny Cash and Glen Campbell. HAPPENINGS

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Festive Holiday Fun in Downtown Northfield • Dec. 8, 5-9pm Experience downtown Northfield by candlelight! Stroll through unique shops, dine at fine restaurants enjoy caroling, horse & wagon rides, storytelling, luminarias, decorated store fronts and much more! Winter Walk activities take place from 5 to 9pm unless otherwise noted. Times subject to change. A Bag Lady • 212 Division St. • In-store specials and deals Beyond the Yellow Ribbon • Inside Coldwell Banker • 419 Division St. • Complimentary gift wrapping Bierman’s Home Furnishings & Flooring • 420 Division St. • Food, gift certificates drawing and in-store discounts Bursch Travel • 309 Division St. • Northfield YMCA Togetherhood Committee will provide complimentary giftwrapping services with donations to the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) • Hot cider and live music performance by Saxquatch, a saxophone quartet comprised of four Northfield High School students Buzz Salon Northfield • 508 Division St. • 20 percent off all product, 5-8pm Cake Walk • 303 Division St. • $2.50 cupcakes and complimentary treat (while supplies last) Cannon Valley Friends (Quakers) • 512 Washington St. • Family Fun: Decorating peace dove cookies, making table top peace poles, puzzle games, crafts for sale, meditation for global peace • Music, 5-5:30 • Community Sing, 7-9pm Cocoa Bean Toys & Sweets • 17 Bridge Square (By All Means Graphics) special holiday pop-up location • 35 percent off all toys Coldwell Banker South Metro • 419 Division St. • Mr. and Mrs. Santa and elves, 5-7pm Community Resource Bank • 618 Division St. • Santa Claus, petting zoo, cookies, cider, gifts for all children, 5-8pm

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Content Bookstore • 314 Division St. • Chowgirls Killer Party Food tasting, author meet-and-greet and cookbook signing, 6-8pm Eco Gardens • 600 Division St. • Roasting chestnuts (local and organic) by the open fire Girl Scout Troop 25258 • Alongside Bridge Square • Hot cocoa, hot cider, cookies and homemade caramel fundraiser, 5-8:30pm Girl Scout Troop 25410 • Alongside Bridge Square • Candy Sleigh Fundraiser, 5-9pm The Hideaway Coffee House & Wine Bar • 421 Division St. • “Walking Chili Cone” sale outside Larson’s Printing • 207 Water St. • Free mug giveaway (must have coupon from the Northfield News or The Entertainment Guide) Main Street Moravian Church • 713 Division St. • Chili feed, 5-7pm, • live Nativity, 5:30, 6 and 6:30pm The Measuring Cup • 320 Division St. • Huge sales, food samples, drawing for a free kitchen gift, demonstrations on their favorite gadgets Monarch Gift Shop • 405 Division St. • Special discounts, delicious treats and a chance to win a FREE holiday gift basket • Holiday games with Project Friendship Mentors outside Northfield Arts Guild • 304 Division St. • The NAGcracker, 6:30pm • A+ Holiday Mart, 5-9pm • Storytime for the whole family with local author Mary Blackwell, 5:25pm

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Northfield Historical Society & Museum • 408 Division St. • Pictures with the James-Younger Gang, 6-9pm Northfield Prayer Room • 315 1/2 Division St. (above Keller Williams) • Warm drinks, Christmas goodies, Christmas trinkets, gifts, Bibles and personal prayers Northfield Public Library • 210 Washington St. • Magic of model trains – vintage trains, new trains and hand-crafted layouts fill the library, sponsored by The Friends of the Library, 3-8pm Northfield Yarn • 314 Division St. • Mini-sweater ornament contest on display – vote for your favorite Paper Petalum • 212 Division St. • Krumkake baking Premier Bank • 112 5th St. E • Coffee and cookies, 8am-5pm Quality Bakery • 410 Division St. • The Northfield High School Band ensembles performing Christmas favorites Rare Pair • 401 Division St. • Classical guitar music by Randall Ferguson, 6:30-8:30pm The Secret Attic • 113 5th St. W • Cookies, cider and holiday sales Spare Room • 310 Division St. • 15 percent off storewide swag – fine & funky art • 423 Division St. • Sculptural robot artist and soft sculpture doll artist in store, 6-8:30pm VFW 4393 • 516 Division St. • Warm seating, hot dogs, brats, fries and cocoa for sale with proceeds benefiting area veterans, donations also accepted, 5-7:30pm • Bar Bingo, 6-9pm Vision • 425 Division St. • Coffee, cider & holiday cookies open-close Ziggy’s • 109 Water St. • $1 off Heggy’s Pizza

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HAPPENINGS Saturday, December 10, continued Twin Cities Ballet: A Minnesota Nutcracker • 2 and 7pm

Ames Center, Burnsville See theater page. Bar Bingo • 3pm

Northfield VFW

Northfield Youth Choir Winter Concert • 3pm

Skinner Chapel, Carleton College, Northfield Listen to the sounds in heaven.

It’s all here. Attractive setting … gorgeous spaces … access to premier care and services.

Northfield Retirement Community offers: • Multiple living and service options to allow for as much independence or assistance as desired • Rehabilitation, skilled nursing and memory care • A beautifully landscaped campus with the new Pathways of Faith Park • Spiritual care services with pastoral care Learn more: visit northfieldretirement.org or call 507-664-3466.

Ashes for April • 5:30-8:30pm

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). Drive South • 7pm

Johnny Angels Eatery, Dennison An acoustic trio performing eclectic folk and slices of American music fused from folk, country, rhythm and blues and rock and roll. These honestly sung songs from the heart result in real music for real people. Mark Jeunermann, Mark Hedenstrom and Scott Cummings have been actively involved in the music scene for more than 20 years. With backgrounds rooted in stage, songwriting and recording they look to paint a picture of real people striving for depth, beauty and emotion, creating a tone of genuine heartache and joy that brings about meaning in life. Drive South invites you to come sit a spell and hear narrative songs and ballads, as the trio spins tales with wit and charm. Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah • 7:30pm

St. Dominic Church, Northfield Conducted by Paul Niemisto and featuring soprano Paula Lammers, mezzo soprano Deesa Staats and tenor Bryan Reed. Minnesota Opera bass Rodolfo Nieto once again will complete the quartet. The Hymnus Choir from New Prague will join in the festivities. Advance tickets available at 507/645-8877 or cvrorchestra. org. “Pay-what-you-want” suggested admission at the door of $15 adults and $10 students/seniors, but nobody will be turned away because of inability to pay. Also Dec. 9 in Faribault. Senior Dance Concert • 7:30pm

Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield Senior dance majors present their capstone projects. Free and open to the public, no tickets required. Doors at 7pm. Dec. 8-10. Theater: Wrapped in Love and Glory – Stories of World War Warriors and the Women Weaving Woolens to Keep Them Warm • 7:30pm Find us on Facebook

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Theater: A Christmas Carol • 7:30pm

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

Twin Cities Ballet: A Minnesota Nutcracker • 1 and 4:30pm

Broken Heartland String Band • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Hailing from the Twin Cities, the Broken Heartland String Band plays music that is wholly American in its roots. With anchors in blues, old-time, bluegrass and honky-tonk, the band brings energy and soul with a selection of cover tunes and originals blended from the diverse musical backgrounds of the band’s five members. Joe Nicola holds down the low end on upright bass, Patrick Giblin manages soulful and wailing lead vocals while maintaining moving melodies on guitar, Wilson Goss keeps the toes tapping on banjo and the band’s sound is completed by the sometimes dancing, sometimes battling interplay between Courtney Buck’s fiddle and Mark Wiltse’s harmonicas. The Broken Heartland String Band is out to provide a good time with wholesome, partnerswaying, knee-slapping, hootin’ and hollerin’ tunes. More at soundcloud.com/brokenheartlandstringband. Kara-Croaky • 9pm

Froggy Bottoms River Pub, Northfield

Ames Center, Burnsville See theater page.

Rob Meany • 1:30-4:30pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Rob Meany is an award-winning singer/ songwriter and pianist from Minneapolis. Best known as the singer/keyboardist for the pop-rock group, Terramara, he is also a versatile solo artist performing original and popular songs in the style of Elton John, Billy Joel, Ben Folds and Harry Connick, Jr. His latest solo release, Ferris Wheels Unbound, continues to receive enthusiastic acclaim around the country. More at robmeany.com. Theater: Wrapped in Love and Glory – Stories of World War Warriors and the Women Weaving Woolens to Keep Them Warm • 2pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page. Theater: Wait Until Dark • 2pm

Ames Center, Burnsville See theater page.

Theater: A Christmas Carol • 2pm

The Offbeat CD Release Party & Concert • 9-11:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

The Contented Cow, Northfield DJ • 9pm-1am

Monroe Crossing • 4pm

Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield Sushi Roll • 9:30pm

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville A unique blend of high-energy dance music and rock ‘n’ roll swagger, topped off with memorable stage costumes inspired by cosplay and anime. Founded by music industry vets and fronted by one of the most mesmerizing young female singers in Chicago, Sushi Roll is one part driving rock band, one part light-hearted pop and one part over-the-top theatrical verve.

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 onstage rapport. Tickets: $22 in advance, $25 at door. Reservations at 507/732-7616 or crossingsatcarnegie.com.

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Cribbage Tourney • 7pm

Todd Thompson Band • 4-6pm

Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience: Rock Your Socks Off Holiday Tour 2016 • 7:30pm

Sunday, Dec. 11, continued

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Every holiday season bustles with the sounds – and stress – of the season. This holiday celebration of favorite carols, hymns and original songs will take you back to a quieter, simpler time. The six-member ensemble is led by award-winning musician Billy McLaughlin and features acoustic and vocal music. Featuring songs from their upcoming CD release, This Christmastide. Tickets: $30 advance, $35 at the door, available at 952/985-4640 or lakevilleareaartscenter.com. Doors at 5:30pm. Hot Spot Music Winter Jazz Showcase 7pm

Hot Spot Music Studio, Northfield Warm up those winter blues with a medley of smokin’ hot performances by winter workshop ensembles. Quiz Night • 8pm

Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield Teams compete for prizes and bragging rights. $5/team, $1 off drinks. Gabriel Moll & All His Friends 8-11pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Gabriel Moll is a multi-instrumentalist, performer, composer/arranger and luthier based in Minnesota. MONDAY, DECEMBER 12 Pub Theology • 6pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Bingo • 7pm

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Ames Center, Burnsville This show takes big band music, fuses it with suits, edge and emotion and then adds a modern punch. The buzz on this Emmy award-winning crooner (and lead singer of Tonic Sol-fa) is quickly reaching national heights. Tickets: $29, available at the Ames Center Box Office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com. 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. Trivia Night • 8pm

The HideAway Coffeehouse and Wine Bar, Northfield Come with a team of four. Cost: $5/team. Faculty/Guest Recital • 8:15pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf, Northfield Scott Anderson (clarinet), David Carter (cello) and Naomi Niskala (piano) TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13 Open Mic Night • 7-11pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield An evening dedicated to showcasing new local talent. Everyone is welcome to participate. Tonic Sol-fa: I Still Believe Tour 2016 7:30pm

Ames Center, Burnsville The new chapter in the evolution of Tonic Sol-fa continues. This Christmas, the Emmy award-winning a cappella group brings their renowned stage show to you. Enjoy an evening of harmony, innovation and holiday cheer. Tickets: $34-$36, available at the Ames Center Box Office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com. 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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A+ Holiday Party • 8pm

Speaker’s Corner • 9-11:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Hosted by A+ artists and volunteers with A+ Marketplace, part of the Autism in the Arts program. Friends, family and supporters are invited to this open house featuring cookies, refreshments and Santa.

The Contented Cow, Northfield THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 Commanders Coffee • 10am

Northfield VFW Have coffee with some of the bravest veterans of foreign wars. Public welcome. Theater: Ole & Lena’s Family Christmas • 2 and 7pm

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14

Ames Center, Burnsville See theater page.

Sister: The More The Merrier • 7pm

Grand Event Center, Northfield Tickets available at sisterproductions.com or 952/200-1948. Also Dec. 17-18.

Bar Bingo • 6pm

Northfield VFW

Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield An informal weekly gathering of folks who enjoy playing, singing and listening to traditional Irish music, in the relaxed setting of the Rueb ‘n’ Stein’s corner room. Players and listeners are welcome. For more info: laura@lauramackenzie.com.

Theater: Wrapped in Love and Glory – Stories of World War Warriors and the Women Weaving Woolens to Keep Them Warm • 7:30pm

Ralphie May • 7:30pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Ames Center, Burnsville Ralphie May has become one of the most popular comedians in the U.S. since his debut on season one of “Last Comic Standing.” May has a no-nonsense point of view and the ability to connect with a diverse audience by pointing out society’s hypocrisies. With no subject off limits, May reveals the hilarious quirks that infiltrate politics, race and even his family. Tickets: $30, available at the Ames Center Box Office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com.

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page.

Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever • 7:30pm

Theater: Wait Until Dark • 7:30pm

Ames Center, Burnsville See theater page.

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HAPPENINGS Thursday, December 15, continued Mark Mraz • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Everybody’s favorite piano man is back tickling the ivories and performing all your favorite singalong songs, along with a trove of golden oldies and classic covers from the pop music archives. More at mrazbrothers.com.

Theater: Wait Until Dark • 7:30pm

Ames Center, Burnsville See theater page.

Songs of Light for the Winter Solstice: Ann Reed with Joan Griffith • 7:30pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota Singer/songwriter and guitarist Ann Reed and bassist/instrumentalist Joan Griffith perform songs to brighten even the darkest night. Tickets: $16 in advance, $18 at door. Reservations at 507/732-7616 or crossingsatcarnegie.com.

Cowaroke • 9pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield DJ • 9pm-1am

Froggy Bottoms River Pub & Lily PADio, Northfield By Speedo Entertainment. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16 Movie Night • 5pm (kids), 7:30pm (adults)

The HideAway Coffeehouse and Wine Bar, Northfield Each Friday join the HideAway family for a free movie night, with a kids’ movie at 5pm and a 7:30pm movie for adults. Free popcorn. Schmaltzy Christmas Sing-along • 6pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Join the Cow Holiday Orchestra featuring Wendy, Lori, Dave and Nate for the annual celebration of holiday spirit and songs designed to take you back to a simpler time of angels in the snow, hot chocolate on the stove and family gatherings featuring long stories by your aunts and uncles that don’t seem to have a point. It’s a sing-along and everyone’s invited to join in, even if you are a bit off-key.

Ann Reed

Abigail Hanson • 7:30pm

Owatonna Arts Center The program will include classic and Christmas music on the harp. Bruce Burniece • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield With more than 35 years of performance experience, Bruce Burniece presents an evening of classic pop rock favorites accompanied by piano and guitar. Texas Hold ‘Em • 8pm

Northfield VFW DJ • 9-11pm

Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield

Bar Bingo • 7pm

L&M Bar & Grill, Dundas Fred the Bear’s Holiday Show • 7-11pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Fred the Bear plays original material from Northfield’s Ray Coudret. FTB’s music reflects upon life’s promises and disappointments with a back-beat of driving rhythms. Mixed between original songs is a blend of alternative covers from artists you know and artists you’ll be glad to get to know. Theater: Wrapped in Love and Glory – Stories of World War Warriors and the Women Weaving Woolens to Keep Them Warm • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page.

Rhythmic Circus: Red and Green • 7:30pm

Ames Center, Burnsville From the creators of Feet Don’t Fail Me Now, Rhythmic Circus presents a brand-new holiday experience. Combining their signature style of rapid-fire tap with music you know and love, this show leaves audiences excited with the joy of the holiday spirit. No holiday season would be complete without seeing these home-grown hoofers, along with their trunk full of tap shoes and seven-piece funk band. Tickets: $32.50-$62.50, available at the Ames Center Box Office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com. Dec. 16-17. Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever • 7:30pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Live Music Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday Girls Day Away Saturday, December 10, 10 am-5 pm

Purchase unique gifts from local artisans, holiday wines, and Cannon River Winery Gift Certificates. This event is free & open to the public. Live music all day.

Wine & Canvas Wednesday, December 14, 6-9 pm

Life is too short for blank walls; unleash your inner Picasso” pre-registration required – see website for details.

Save the date! Dinner & Comedy Night Saturday, January 28, 5:30-9:30pm $40 includes: your meal, dessert and (of course) a heaping portion of belly laughs! See our website for details and to purchase tickets.

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Tim Howe • 9pm

Froggy Bottoms River Pub, Northfield Silky vocals, melodic lines and acoustic guitar. Tim Howe has been compared to Jason Mraz, Gavin Degraw, Bruno Mars, John Mayer and Howie Day.

Vinnie Rose • 1:30-4:30pm

Tim Sigler • 9:30pm-close

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Vinnie Rose’s vision of more than a decade has culminated in a genre-crossing, explosive dance pop that seamlessly meanders through rock, country and Americana. Minnesota/Wisconsin locals are quick to recall weekend cabin trips to the lake while listening to Castin’ to the Wine and Lake Country. Love song enthusiasts enjoy the simple yet meticulously produced compositions of In the Air, She Dreams and My Bride. Rose’s social commentary added to his energetic performances is always a crowd favorite.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17

Sister: The More The Merrier • 2 and 7pm

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville A great country act who is playing with various national acts. Whether it’s George Strait, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash or Keith Urban – Sigler plays all of your favorite country songs. Jingle Bell Run • 9am

Northfield Public Library Presented by the Northfield YMCA. Register online by Dec. 15 at northfieldymca.org/healthy/events/jingle-bell-run/. Forms also available at the Y. Fine Craft Collective Holiday Reception • 10am-6pm

Northfield Arts Guild See exhibits page.

Pop-Up Farmer’s Market • 1-4pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Saturdays through Dec. 17.

Grand Event Center, Northfield Tickets available at sisterproductions.com or 952/200-1948. Also Dec. 14 and 18. Bar Bingo • 3pm

Northfield VFW

Dave Hudson • 5:30-8:30pm

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

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Thursday, January 5 · 7:30pm Adults $15, Students $9

ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914

presented by THEATER LATTE’ DA Thursday, Dec. 8 · 7:30pm – Adults $20, Students $12

During World War I, some of the deadliest fighting took place on the Western Front. This moving theatrical concert captures an astounding moment in history when on December 24, 1914, Allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate the Christmas holiday. The two sides met, under a flag of truce, in no-man’s land. Simple gifts were exchanged. They shared food and drink, and sang carols. And they recovered and buried the bodies of their fallen comrades. This is the remarkable true story, told in the words of the men who lived it.

The Minneapolis-based dance company, Shapiro & Smith Dance has been wowing audiences since 1985 and has a well-earned reputation for performing provocative, witty, beautiful dance. Dancing with breathtaking physicality and emotional depth, their style evokes virtuosity, substance, craft, and pure abandonment.

Tickets & Information at www.s-sm.org * “This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota.”

Both performances in Historic Newhall Auditorium December 2016

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Anthony Shore’s “Christmas with the King” • 7:30pm

Brian Peterson • 6-7:30pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield This Twin Cities singer/songwriter has been charming audiences with his dazzling skills and vast repertoire since 1991. He plays pop hits we all remember, those vivid memes from our past. Every time he plays it’s a different performance. He might give you finger-picking country blues followed by a mellow classic love song, followed by a rock ‘n’ roll sing-along. You’ll hear a blend of virtuoso guitar playing and passionate vocals – but it’s the songs that stay with you. His original songs, recorded over five CDs, give a fascinating perspective on love, relationships and life in this modern world. More at brianartpeterson.com. Theater: Wrapped in Love and Glory – Stories of World War Warriors and the Women Weaving Woolens to Keep Them Warm • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page.

Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever • 7:30pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Theater: Wait Until Dark • 7:30pm

Ames Center, Burnsville See theater page.

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota Anthony Shore and his All Star Band present a festive time celebrating the season with the Christmas songs of Elvis, as well as the year-round classics and favorites. Tickets: $28 in advance, $32 at door. Reservations at 507/732-7616 or crossingsatcarnegie.com. Rhythmic Circus: Red and Green • 7:30pm

Ames Center, Burnsville From the creators of Feet Don’t Fail Me Now, Rhythmic Circus presents a brand-new holiday experience. Combining their signature style of rapid-fire tap with music you know and love, this show leaves audiences excited with the joy of the holiday spirit. No holiday season would be complete without seeing these home-grown hoofers, along with their trunk full of tap shoes and seven-piece funk band. Tickets: $32.50-$62.50, available at the Ames Center Box Office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com. Dec. 16-17. Matt Arthur & The Bratlanders • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Rootsy Americana, country-folk and firebreathing rock & roll. Matt Arthur (vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo, Don Bratland (electric guitar, harmonica, banjo), Doug Bratland (bass guitar, mandolin) and Joel Beithon (drums and percussion).

For the Holidays The Merlin Players Present Wrapped in Love and Glory Letters and music of the time weave together this story of the women who worked in the Faribault Woolen Mill in WWII making blankets for loved ones in battle. Written by Michael Lambert Directed by Julianna Skluzacek Music Director - Doug Madow

Dec. 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 - 7:30PM Sundays - Dec. 11 & 18 - 2:00PM World Premiere!

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Broken Heartland String Band • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Hailing from the Twin Cities, the Broken Heartland String Band plays music that is wholly American in its roots. With anchors in blues, old-time, bluegrass and honky-tonk, the band brings energy and soul with a selection of cover tunes and originals blended from the diverse musical backgrounds of the band’s five members. Joe Nicola holds down the low end on upright bass, Patrick Giblin manages soulful and wailing lead vocals while maintaining moving melodies on guitar, Wilson Goss keeps the toes tapping on banjo and the band’s sound is completed by the sometimes dancing, sometimes battling interplay between Courtney Buck’s fiddle and Mark Wiltse’s harmonicas. The Broken Heartland String Band is out to provide a good time with wholesome, partner-swaying, knee-slapping, hootin’ and hollerin’ tunes. More at soundcloud.com/brokenheartlandstringband. Mark Allen • 9pm

Froggy Bottoms River Pub, Northfield Local favorite Mark Allen is an Americana singer/songwriter who presents a touch of country, blues, rock and a hard-hitting harmonica. His passionate performances feature your favorite covers as well as original compositions from his CD, Whiskey Sweet, recorded at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. Them Coulee Boys • 9pm-1am

Upstairs, Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield Born in the back valleys of western Wisconsin, Them Coulee Boys craft a brand of Americana that blends punk, bluegrass and rock & roll. Guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass and a lone kick drum provide the pulse that drives underneath the conversational yet thoughtful lyrics. Soren Staff (guitar, vocals), Beau Janke (banjo, vocals), Jens Staff (mandolin, vocals) and Michael Aschbacher (bass/kick drum, vocals) have shared stages with Charlie Parr, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, The 4onthefloor and many more.

Ugly Sweater Party

Carbone’s, Northfield Holiday drink specials and music from DJ Electric Fusion. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18 Theater: Wrapped in Love and Glory – Stories of World War Warriors and the Women Weaving Woolens to Keep Them Warm • 2pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page. Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever • 2pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Theater: Wait Until Dark • 2pm

Ames Center, Burnsville See theater page.

Sister: The More The Merrier • 2pm

Grand Event Center, Northfield Tickets available at sisterproductions.com or 952/200-1948. Also Dec. 14 and 17. Sunday • 2-3:30pm

Hot Spot Music Studio, Northfield Open to musicians of all ages and abilities, this jam is a perfect way to run through standard charts in a low-key, laid-back setting. Charts will be provided for everyone to follow along. It’s a spiritual experience. More at hotspotmusic.org. Quiz Night • 8pm

Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield Teams compete for prizes and bragging rights. $5/team, $1 off drinks. Gabriel Moll & All His Friends • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Gabriel Moll is a multi-instrumentalist, performer, composer/arranger and luthier based in Minnesota.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 19

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22

Pub Theology • 6pm

Commanders Coffee • 10am

The Contented Cow, Northfield Bingo • 7pm

Northfield VFW Have coffee with some of the bravest veterans of foreign wars. Public welcome.

Cribbage Tourney • 7pm

Schmaltzy Christmas Sing-along • 6pm

Carbone’s, Northfield Northfield VFW

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.

The Contented Cow, Northfield Sing and swing with the Hot Spot House Band as they host the second night of the holiday sing-along at the Cow. The Spots will jazz things up a bit as they add their own unique Gypsy rhythms and sensibilities to all of the great holiday songs. Bring your best voice or even an average one as you let the songs wash over you in a fit of nostalgia and sentimentality. Bar Bingo • 6pm

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20

Northfield VFW

Open Mic Night • 7-11pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield An evening dedicated to showcasing new local talent. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever • 7:30pm

Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30-10pm

Mark Grim • 8pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Every Tuesday night show up with your unplugged instrument of choice and jam – or just show up and listen. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21 Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield An informal weekly gathering of folks who enjoy playing, singing and listening to traditional Irish music, in the relaxed setting of the Rueb ‘n’ Stein’s corner room. Players and listeners are welcome. For more info: laura@lauramackenzie.com. Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever • 7:30pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Tavern Lounge, Northfield “Some songs old, some songs new, some songs country, some songs blues.” With a voice that brings to mind Gordon Lightfoot, Grim artfully picks and strums through songs ranging from the Beatles’ Blackbird to Warren Zevon’s Poor, Poor Pitiful Me. His own songs I Still Can’t See, Me and My Tattoo and Easy Money will give you cause to reflect – and laugh – at the real-life characters that are portrayed. Cowaroke • 9pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield DJ • 9pm-1am

Speaker’s Corner • 9-11:30pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield

Froggy Bottoms River Pub & Lily PADio, Northfield By Speedo Entertainment.

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Lonesome Dan Kase • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield For the last 15 years Lonesome Dan Kase has been playing his unique brand of country-blues on stages throughout the U.S. His live performances showcase 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.

Youth & Family Movie Event • 2-4pm

Faribault Public Library Showing the family friendly animated movie, Secret Life of Pets (rated PG). Everyone is welcome. Children ages seven and under must have an adult present. Movie Night • 5pm (kids), 7:30pm (adults)

The HideAway Coffeehouse and Wine Bar, Northfield Each Friday join the HideAway family for a free movie night, with a kids’ movie at 5pm and a 7:30pm movie for adults. Free popcorn.

Texas Hold ‘Em • 8pm

Northfield VFW

Trainwreck Duet • 5:30-8:30pm

Jason Paulson • 9pm

Bar Bingo • 7pm

DJ • 9-11pm

Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever • 7:30pm

8 Foot 4 • 9:30pm-close

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls An acoustic duo that can wreck any song you throw at them. They entertain the audience with crazy banter and great music. Acoustic with a kick.

Froggy Bottoms River Pub, Northfield Jason Paulson is not your average country artist. He trades the glitz and gloss of contemporary country radio for an honest storytelling. You may know him from his regionally popular band Grayson. Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield

L&M Bar & Grill, Dundas Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

“At Christmas” with Mick Sterling • 7:30pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota This comedic, dramatic and heartwarming show resonates with the spirit of the season. With both traditional and original Christmas songs, the show is performed by a terrific six-piece band featuring Mick Sterling and Peter Guertin. Tickets: $28 in advance, $32 at door. Reservations at 507/732-7616 or crossingsatcarnegie.com.

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville The supreme party band playing your favorite hits from the last three decades to today’s hottest. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24 Jeanna and Mike • 12:30-3:30pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Jeanna Hedstrom and Mike Drager are two talented musicians from Woodbury, MN who perform everything from popular top 40 songs to old classics. Their sound is soulful, catchy and mellow. Bar Bingo • 3pm

Northfield VFW DJ • 9pm-1am

Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25 – MERRY CHRISTMAS!

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29

Free Christmas Dinner • 1-5pm

Commanders Coffee • 10am

HideAway Coffeehouse and Wine Bar, Northfield Everyone is welcome for fun, fellowship and food. MONDAY, DECEMBER 26 Pub Theology • 6pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Bingo • 7pm

Carbone’s, Northfield Cribbage Tourney • 7pm

Northfield VFW

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, DECEMBER 27 Open Mic Night • 7-11pm

Northfield VFW Have coffee with some of the bravest veterans of foreign wars. Public welcome. Bar Bingo • 6pm

Northfield VFW

Jim Brickman: Comfort and Joy • 7:30pm

Ames Center, Burnsville Piano sensation Jim Brickman brings you songs, sounds and stories of the season with this 2016 holiday tour. Billboard praises Brickman who “makes musical magic” as he celebrates his 20-year Christmas concert tradition. He combines yuletide memories with holiday classics and modern favorites. Brickman’s music reminds us that faith, love and togetherness are what we value most this time of year. Tickets: $40-$70, available at the Ames Center Box Office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com.

Tavern Lounge, Northfield An evening dedicated to showcasing new local talent. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever • 7:30pm

Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30-10pm

J. Briozo • 8pm

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28

Cowaroke • 9pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Every Tuesday night show up with your unplugged instrument of choice and jam – or just show up and listen. Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield An informal weekly gathering of folks who enjoy playing, singing and listening to traditional Irish music, in the relaxed setting of the Rueb ‘n’ Stein’s corner room. Players and listeners are welcome. For more info: laura@lauramackenzie.com.

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Tavern Lounge, Northfield An atmospheric, psych-pop project conceived by the Minneapolis Americana/roots band, Swallows. The side project is a mesmerizing mix of vocals, guitars, drums and cello. More at jbriozo.com. The Contented Cow, Northfield DJ • 9pm-1am

Froggy Bottoms River Pub & Lily PADio, Northfield By Speedo Entertainment.

Speaker’s Corner • 9-11:30pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30

DJ • 9-11pm

Joel Kachel • 1:30-4:30pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Original singer/songwriter. A child of the new acoustic pop rock wave with an engaging stage presence and lively music. This high-energy acoustic guitar player will be sure to have you off your seat and wanting more. Movie Night • 5pm (kids), 7:30pm (adults)

The HideAway Coffeehouse and Wine Bar, Northfield Each Friday join the HideAway family for a free movie night, with a kids’ movie at 5pm and a 7:30pm movie for adults. Free popcorn. Bar Bingo • 7pm

L&M Bar & Grill, Dundas Daniel Nass • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Solo acoustic artist Daniel Nass provides a fun and eclectic mix of guitar and ukulele covers spanning five decades, from Radiohead to Led Zeppelin, from Tom Waits to Kermit the Frog. More at danielnassmusic.com. Texas Hold ‘Em • 8pm

Northfield VFW

Mark Ross • 9pm

Froggy Bottoms River Pub, Northfield High-energy acoustic singer/songwriter playing rock, country and alternative music from many past and current artists like Keith Urban, Bon Jovi, Miranda Lambert, Matchbox Twenty, Ryan Adams, Bruno Mars and more. Ross has played in various projects around the Twin Cities and nationally for more than 20 years.

Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield Rhino • 9:30pm-close

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville 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. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31 Bar Bingo • 3pm

Northfield VFW

Louie Anderson Live • 7pm

Ames Center, Burnsville Louie Anderson is one of the most versatile and successful comedians working in Hollywood today. Sharing the ups and downs of his childhood experiences as one of 11 children in Minnesota, Anderson crafted comedy routines that rang true for his early club audiences while reducing them to helpless fits of laughter. Johnny Carson invited Anderson to make his national television debut on The Tonight Show in 1984, and the rest is history. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comic Relief as well as Showtime and HBO specials followed, making Anderson a household name. Tickets: $32.95-$102.95, available at the Ames Center Box Office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com.

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HAPPENINGS Saturday, December 31, continued New Year’s Eve Bingo • 7:30pm

Carbone’s, Northfield $1000 guaranteed winner.

Paul Seeba • 8pm

Tavern Lounge, Northfield Acclaimed singer/songwriter Paul Seeba’s songs involve catchy melodies, strong harmonies and the interplay of acoustic/electric guitar layers that definitely fall into a roots rock genre – with impressionistic lyrics that often weave together a narrative honoring our Northern heritage.

Worship

Service Listings

New Year’s Eve Party with Martin Anderson • 8pm-1am

The Contented Cow, Northfield Classic rock, country alt and Americana music that spans the decades including Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Neil Young, the Beatles, Steve Earle and Bruce Springsteen. This band is high energy, fun to watch and will definitely get you on the dance floor. Band members include Alex Sandberg (lead guitar), Andrew Meyer (sax, mandolin, guitar), Christian Wheeler (bass), Steve Paoli (drums) and Martin Anderson (lead vocals, guitar). More at martinandersonandthegoods.com. DJ • 9pm-1am

Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield Babe’s New Years Eve Bash

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS

Worship Times Thursday Sunday 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m.

Rev. Brent Klein and Rev. Dr. Armand J. Boehme pastors

803 Winona St., Northfield • 507-645-4438

http://trinitynorthfield.org

Northfield United Methodist Church

1401 Maple Street South, Northfield www.northfieldumc.org • (507) 645-5689 Pastors Rachel McIver Morey and Jerad Morey SUNDAYS WEDNESDAYS

8:45am Worship led by band 9:45am Sunday school for kids & adults 10:45am Worship led by choir & organ

3:30pm Kids’ Club 5:30pm Super Wednesday Meal 6:15pm Church Family/Youth Night

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Catching Up with Celtic Music ­Wizard, Laura MacKenzie When I last wrote about Laura MacKenzie for our annual music issue of June 2013, I said, “You cannot be much more of a ‘townie’ than Laura MacKenzie.” She left Northfield for a while before returning in 2011 to live on the same street where she grew up and she has strong local roots. Her paternal grandfather, Kenneth J. McKenzie (the spelling was changed to MacKenzie by Laura’s father, Donald), was the only Northfield mayor elected to three successive terms and her maternal grandfather, Thomas E. Rankin, was a distinguished Carleton College English professor. Her parents, Don and Marian MacKenzie, ran a well-known Northfield gift shop on Division Street, called MacKenzie’s, for more than 25 years. I spoke with Laura recently to get an update on the performer called a “Celtic music wizard” by the Star Tribune, which acknowledged her as “one of the Land of Lakes’ best-known exponents of pan-Celtic culture on flutes, whistles, bagpipes, concertina and vocals.” I had seen those talents on display last October when the Laura MacKenzie Trio (with Dáithí Sproule on guitar and voice and Mary Vanorny on fiddle) was featured with Paul Niemisto conducting the Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra in concerts at Cannon Falls and Northfield. This month Laura is performing extensively with Billy McLaughlin’s SimpleGifts holiday tour, including locally at Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota on Dec. 3 and the Lakeville Area Arts Center on Dec. 11 (see sidebar). Laura can also be found sharing her love of Celtic music with one and all at Traditional Irish Music Sessions which she organized shortly after returning to her hometown. They are held every Wednesday from 7 to 9pm at the Rueb ‘N’ Stein (503 Division St.). She describes the sessions as a “gathering of folks who enjoy playing, singing and listening to traditional Irish music in a relaxed setting.” Laura said that the musicians learn from each other, make notes each week and return to play again.

but was “kind of embarrassed by this present.” It was not until after her father died in 1971 that “Something snapped for me and now I play at least a half a dozen different types of bagpipes and never looked back.” After Laura graduated from Northfield High School in 1969, she went to Beloit College in Wisconsin and was able to spend a term working in the music archives of the University of Edinburgh School of Scottish Studies. She found herself “stunned” by the traditions found at “this treasure trove of field recordings of traditional singers and pipers and fiddlers and Gaelic speakers.” She also took lessons from an elderly musician, George Stoddart, “on the practice chanter for the highland pipes,” an instrument for learning piping techniques for the Scottish highland pipes.

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Laura started playing flute in fourth grade at Washington Elementary School, taught by band director Jim Anderson. In junior and senior high school, she sang in choir under Yosh Murakami (an inspiration to many students from 1951 to 1968) and played flute in both the band under Russell Pesola and the orchestra under Paul Stoughton in high school. Her Scottish heritage was not emphasized as she was growing up, although one Christmas in the ’60s, her father, Don, gave her an envelope with $50 in cash with a note that it was “For bagpipes.” Since they had never talked about her playing bagpipes and Scottish music was not heard much amidst the Scandinavian songs more common to Northfield, Laura accepted the money politely

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Laura MacKenzie is shown here with her powerful array of wind instruments, which include wooden flutes, many whistles, concertina, Scottish smallpipes, Border pipes, French Cornemuse, Spanish Gaita, Medieval English Greatpipes, Leicester smallpipes and gemshorn.


He introduced her to the classical music, called pibroch, as well as marches and reels and jigs. She earned a degree in anthropology but her studies of music brought her to the study of ethnomusicology, the anthropology of music, which “made me think about the context I wanted to practice music in, in my own community.” After graduation from Beloit, Laura spent half her time in Northfield to be with her widowed mother, Marian, and half her time in St. Paul where she found others who shared her passion for traditional music. In Northfield she worked for S. Eugene Bailey, the Carleton College Orchestra director who had a rare music business downtown. In St. Paul, she went to Irish music sessions at an old Irish pub called O’Gara’s, presided over by Martin McHugh, a musician who had emigrated from Ireland in the 1950s. “He taught us tunes and how to play for dancers,” said Laura, and she and others who were “hooked” on this music formed an Irish dance band called the Northern Star Céilí Band with McHugh. Laura played flute, Irish style wooden flute and tin whistles with the band from 1976 to 1983 in dance halls around the upper Midwest, helping spark a revival of this form. She also studied Irish step dancing herself.

Left (l to r): Anna Vasquez, Carolyn Boulay and Laura MacKenzie glittered as the Supremes in Lorie Line’s Pop Chamber Orchestra, c. 2004. Above (l-r): Sean O’Driscoll, Frank McCourt and Laura MacKenzie in McCourt’s Irish Stew at St. Paul’s History Theatre, 1992.

In the mid-70s, Laura and friends decided to go to Ireland “to see if we were getting this music right.” Every year or so Laura (with or without companions) would “save up all my pennies and take a backpack and a tent and a sleeping bag and go over for a few months just for the music,” hitchhiking from place to place and playing with legendary Irish musicians. Then, in 1984, Laura worked as a production assistant for Garrison Keillor’s show Prairie Home Companion for a year but left to concentrate on her music and impending motherhood of son Dugan with her then-husband, musician Dean Magraw. By this time, Laura’s mother Marian had reconnected with Karl Rolvaag at their 50th Northfield High School reunion in 1981 and married the former Minnesota governor in 1982. After living in northern Minnesota, the Rolvaags returned to Northfield before his death in 1990. Laura said that Karl Rolvaag had gotten through rough patches in his life, was still a beloved politician and was a great stepfather for her and a wonderful grandfather for her young son. Laura said, with a laugh, “I got to be half-Norwegian for a few years.” (Laura’s mother died in Northfield in 2003.) In 1985, Laura was selected to be in the original concert series in New York City called “Cherish the Ladies,” which featured noted women in Irish music in America. In 1992, Laura performed for several months with Sean O’Driscoll (currently a member of the Irish Rovers) and Frank McCourt in Irish Stew at the History Theatre in St. Paul. The work was made up of portions of what came to be published as McCourt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book Angela’s Ashes. In 1996, Laura produced the music and performed as an

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Laura MacKenzie is one of the few Scottish smallpipe players in Minnesota. Photo courtesy Patrick O’Loughlin

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onstage musician in the cast of She Stoops to Conquer at the famed Guthrie Theater. Laura told me that was the “best job I’ve ever had, for the wonder of working so closely and for so long with that level of professional artistry.” From 1997 until 2005, Laura did extensive touring with Lorie Line’s Pop Chamber Orchestra. It was a time of Riverdance, of jumping on the “Celtic bandwagon,” and Laura said she was hired “as kind of a novelty/specialty act in her ensemble, playing pipes and some whistle and flute.” Laura found that she was adept at theatrical choreography and what Laura calls “stunt piping,” as she made her way through throngs on stage. Vast sums of money were spent on “fantastic costumes,” with frequent changes of clothing, jewelry, wigs and shoes. “I learned how to run in stiletto heels as well as dance in them,” Laura told me. Laura has been given many awards and honors, including recognition as a Master Folk Artist by the Minnesota State Arts Board in 1998 and receiving a Bush Foundation Fellowship in Traditional and Ethnic Performing Arts in 2009. She won a $25,000 McKnight Artists Fellowship for Performing Musicians for 2012-2013 by demonstrating before the judges her versatility on wooden flute, tin whistle, concertina, Scottish smallpipes and border pipes while also singing, doing some pieces accompanied by piano, percussion and guitar and talking a bit about traditional music. She told me, “I worked h-a-a-a-a-rd during those 20 minutes!” Laura made use of some of her McKnight funds on a trip to Ireland and Scotland. In Ireland she attended a flute meeting of 48 wooden flute players in a small village in West County Cork, with five master musicians of different styles giving presentations and classes.

Even traditional music does not stay static, Laura told me, as playing styles are still evolving. It was exciting for her to learn firsthand from the players things which can’t be taken from recordings or YouTube. She also went to the Lowland Border and Piper Society annual meeting in Scotland. One of the few Scottish smallpipe players in Minnesota, Laura enjoyed the chance to get “kind of refreshed” with these players. In May of 2013, she produced the CD The Master’s Choice, launching it at the Celtic Junction Arts Center in St. Paul. The CD featured her mentor in Irish music, Martin McHugh, playing traditional Irish music on button accordion with Laura on flute, whistle and concertina and Dáithí Sproule of the Irish super group Altan on guitar. Then, in the fall of 2013, Laura helped provide music for Steerage Song at the Theater Latté Da of Minneapolis, an account of the immigrant experience in word and song covering the years 1840-1924. The Pioneer Press of Sept. 28 wrote, “Laura MacKenzie’s flutes and pipes are especially poignant on Celtic melodies.” In November of 2014, the Irish Music and Dance Association had a tribute event for her and St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman declared Nov. 22 to be “Laura MacKenzie Day” for her contributions to traditional music in Minnesota. In 2014, she released a CD From Uig to Duluth which celebrates Minnesota’s Scottish Gaelic music legacy and, in 2015, Heigh Ho, The Green Holly, traditional Christmas music arranged with Celtic instrumentation. For the past two summers she was honored to be invited to the Pipers’ Gathering in Litchfield, Connecticut, the premiere North American workshop for alternative piping, to teach Scottish-style flute and smallpipes. This past August she also taught Scottish-style

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Laura MacKenzie performs in several duos and trios, including (clockwise from left) Northern Gael: Laura MacKenzie, Danielle Enblom and Ross Sutter; the Laura MacKenzie Trio: Dáithí Sproule, Mary Vanorny and Laura MacKenzie; and Willow Brae: Andrea Stern and Laura MacKenzie.

flute and whistle, Scottish smallpipes and Scots Gaelic songs for a week at the Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School held on Thompson Island in the harbor. Laura presents concerts, programs and workshops at festivals, schools and other community venues, both as soloist and with others. She has formed duos with Dáithí Sproule, Ross Sutter (Ross & MacKenzie), harpist Andrea Stern (Willow Brae) and ensembles of the Laura MacKenzie Trio, Northern Gael (with Sutter and Danielle Enblom) and a new 10-piece band Brass Lassie. Laura described Brass Lassie to me as “my dream band” which had been “percolating in my mind for a good few years,” inspired by hearing a French Canadian horn-driven band which played French Canadian dance music. With her imagination fired-up, Laura decided to search for females who could fulfill her dream by playing along with her on French horn, trombone, bass trombone and trumpet (also flugelhorn) and fiddle. The project would combine horn and rhythm sections playing arrangements of traditional Scottish and Irish music and some from France. She handed out

flyers at Jazz Central in Minneapolis to help spread the word about her vision and to recruit musicians. Brass Lassie made its debut at the Minnesota Scottish Fair last July in Eagan. The fair had such confidence in Laura that they wrote a grant to pay for the band’s appearance even before it was formed. On Nov. 5 Brass Lassie had an enthusiastic reception at its St. Paul debut at the Celtic Junction Arts Center. Earlier this year, Laura had the opportunity to join professional storyteller Kevin Strauss in Rochester for three different performances in stories and music about “Heroes and Heroines” at the Community Education Center. She called this experience “stretching” for her, as they used music from around the world. Then, on April 2, she was pleased to do a program of poetry and music at the White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church in Mahtomedi with Minnesota poets Angela Shannon, Deborah Keenan and Michael

This year Laura MacKenzie put together her 10-piece “dream band,” Brass Lassie, which made its debut at the Minnesota Scottish Fair in Eagan in July and Celtic Junction Arts Center in St. Paul in November. Photo courtesy of Nick Lethert

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SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin on acoustic guitar. McLaughlin is an international performing and recording artist who was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disorder called Focal Dystonia which led him to teach himself to play left-handed. Two award-winning documentary films recorded his struggle and achievement of a renewed career.

Laura MacKenzie (lower left) performs with SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin on Dec. 3 at Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota and Dec. 11 at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. Photo courtesy Ashley Rick – St. Paul Photo Company

Laura MacKenzie will be appearing with the 15th anniversary tour of SimpleGifts for her seventh year. The show is a combination of violin, Celtic winds, piano, acoustic guitar and percussion with angelic three-part female vocals which deliver a modern Old World sound in Christmas carols and hymns. Laura will be playing wooden flutes, whistles, concertina and bagpipes with the group, led by Minnesota native Billy McLaughlin Dennis Browne. That was followed on April 21 by an Earth Day concert at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls when she joined One World Consort, which combines a classical string quartet with a jazz combo, in performing arrangements of Celtic-inspired music, including some new tunes Laura had written. On April 23 Laura was guest artist with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Jazz Ensemble where some of her tunes were given big band treatment by the 40-piece band, an experience which she described as “very thrilling.” Laura also had a Folk and Traditional Arts grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board which enabled her to provide workshops on Scottish and Scots Gaelic songs and Scottish instrumental tunes at her Celtic Junction Arts Center studio in St. Paul. She also produced two of the Scottish social gatherings called ceilidhs at Celtic Junction. It started with an open mike for anyone to tell a story, sing a song or play a tune. Then the chairs were pushed back for what Laura said was the “wild, good fun” of dancing to a Scottish band, which included some young Scottish immigrants.

The other performers are Karen Paurus on vocals, who was named “Minnesota’s Female Vocalist of the Year” in 1999; Billy Oehrlein, who plays drums and ornamental percussive instruments; Heather Moen (Garborg), a 2000 St. Olaf graduate, on vocals, piano and violin; Amy Courts on vocals and melodica; and Enrique Toussaint on bass.

Billy McLaughlin (above) said of MacKenzie: “Laura MacKenzie brings more than just her fabulous whistles, flutes and bagpipes to our group. She brings an encyclopedia of music history in the Celtic music genre and has helped us establish authenticity within that legacy. We are so proud to have her both behind the scenes and onstage as a true showstopper with deep roots in her playing!” Photo courtesy Ash-

The SimpleGifts show can be seen locally on Saturday, Dec. ley Rick – St. Paul Photo Company 3, at 7:30pm, at Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota (see Crossingsatcarnegie.com or call 507/732-7616 for ticket information) and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6pm at the Lakeville Area Arts Center (see lakevilleareaartscenter.com or call 952/985-4640). For information about other shows, see simplegiftsmusic.net. SimpleGifts CDs, including a new one called This Christmastide, are available at concerts and online. ordered from her website, lauramackenzie.com, which also has biographical information, pictures and her upcoming schedule.

Laura returned to live in Northfield for the “quality of life of the home base,” at a time when she still has the “strength and energy to keep bouncing all over with my career” while also becoming “a contributing member” of her hometown. She appreciates the many cultural advantages of living in a town with two colleges, Carleton and St. Olaf, which are “so open and welcoming” to collaboration with the community. And she loves being able to go out and about “without fear, for the most part,” having lived before in parts of the Twin Cities where “I would run from my car to my back door.” She said, “My first few months in Northfield, every day I could feel that the built-up layers of the city defense shell were cracking and shedding and falling into the streets as I would go for walks. A wonderful feeling.” And, as I first wrote in 2013, it is wonderful for Northfield to have the “Celtic music wizard” back home.

Laura gives lessons on an array of wind instruments at both the Celtic Junction Arts Center in St. Paul (thecelticjunction.com) and in her Northfield home. Tracks of songs can be heard and CDs

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507/263-7400 cannonriverwinery.com Wine and Canvas – Dec. 14, 6-9pm – Life is too short for blank walls – unleash your inner Picasso. Talented artists will instruct you step-by-step through re-creating the featured painting of the day. $35, pre-registration is required. Wine and Wool – Dec. 1 and 15, 5-8pm – Bring your knit, crochet or other fiber arts project to Cannon Falls for a glass of wine and inspiration. All levels and abilities welcome. Every 1st and 3rd Thurs in the semi-private Reserve Room. Wine by the glass is $5 for participants. Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota • 320 East Ave. crossingsatcarnegie.com • 507/732-7616 Classes in the arts for preschoolers through adults. Precious Metal Clay: Beginning and Beyond – Earrings, Beads and Pendants – Dec. 10, 10am-4pm – Open to teens and adults. Learn the basics of working with PMC and discover how easy it is to design and create beautiful fine silver jewelry. This clay is composed of silver particles, water and an organic binder. It can be rolled, folded, shaped, stamped, and carved. Students will design and create a one-of-a-kind piece and learn how to set cubic zirconia gems. Cost: $50 plus $55 supplies. Faribault Public Library • 11 Division St. E • 507/334-2222 Northstar Digital Literacy – Wed, 2-4pm Digital Discussions – Thu, 6-7pm Family Storytime – Tue, 6:30pm, W/Th 10:30am Little Big Read – Thu, 4-5pm Books & Brownies – Dec. 12, 4-5pm The HideAway Coffeehouse and Wine Bar, Northfield

507/663-0400 • 421 Division St. S • thehideawaynorthfield.com Art and Wine Night – first Tue (Dec. 6), 6:30pm – $26 for all painting supplies and instruction. Come early for food and drink, not included. Reserve your spot at 507/664-0400. Hot Spot Music, Northfield • 801 Division St. S • hotspotmusic.org Music lessons, studio space, classes, jams, events. Intro to Improv – Learn to make music in the moment with instructor Martha Larson. Enroll online. Bluegrass and claw hammer banjo lessons – with instructor Helen Forsythe. Enroll at 507/491-6993. Injury Prevention Workshop for Musicians – Nov. 29, 7pm Learn basic pain prevention principles and establish healthy practice habits to minimize tension. Instructor Thea Groth has a DMA in bassoon performance with an emphasis on injury prevention. Weekend Workshop with David Bloom – Dec. 9-11, 7pm – This three-day course is for beginning to professional musicians of any genre who want to dig deeper into the profound language of improvisation. Musicians will be grouped into combos by ability, work with Chicago-based master educator David Bloom for two hours each day and conclude with a casual group showcase performance on Sunday evening. Bloom is a guitarist, flautist, composer, arranger, educator, author and director of documentary films about essential human values. He combines his musical experience with the profound context of growing up on the south side of Chicago and the theories of mastery learning established by his renowned father, psychologist Benjamin Bloom. Register at hotspotmusic.org/register.

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Edina Realty.....................................B1 Edward Jones....................................43 Faribault Chamber...........................19 Ferndale Market.............................. F1 Fine Craft Collective........................20 First UCC...........................................40 Flowers on Main.................................5 Tim Freeland, Realtor.....................36 Froggy Bottoms River Pub/ Lily PADio........................................7 Gooters.............................................. F3 Gran Plaza..................................47, 48 The Grand Event Center.................29 Graphic Mailbox.............................B3 J. Grundy’s Rueb ‘n’ Stein.........27, 34 HideAway Coffeehouse and Wine Bar............................ 3, 15 Historic Happenings Books...........43 Hot Spot Music.................................30 In The Dog House............................27 Johnny Angels.................................. F1 Just Food Co-op............... back cover Kildahl Park Pointe............................8 KYMN Radio....................................14 L&M Bar and Grill...........................15 Larson’s Printing...............................27

Luya.......................................................5 Mainstream Boutique........26, 47, 48 Makeshift Accessories.....................23 Maria’s Catering and Taco Hut Concessions...................................37 The Measuring Cup.........................27 Merlin Players...................................34 Mr. JST.................................................1 MKMK Studios............................... F3 Monarch Gift Shop..........................27 Northfield Arts Guild.................8, B3 Northfield Hospitals & Clinics........................................ F1 Northfield Kitchen Connection....23 Northfield Liquor Store..................38 Northfield Retirement Community...................................28 Northfield United Methodist Church............................................40 Northfield YMCA............................11 Northfield Youth Choirs...................7 Paper Petalum............................11, 26 Paradise Center for the Arts..........12 Phenomenal Woman.........................5 Pop! Holiday.....................................37

Professional Pride Realty...............................................17 Quality Bakery....................................9 Quarterback Club............................22 Ragstock.............................................22 The Rare Pair............................. 13, 23 The Ruff Edge....................................37 St. Olaf Bookstore...........................B2 Santa on the Square...........................6 Save the Northfield Depot..............31 Schmidt Homes................................39 Secret Attic.........................................22 Secure Base Counseling.................B2 Shattuck-St. Mary’s..........................33 Sketchy Artist....................................16 Specialized Floor Coverings......... F2 Sister Productions........................... F2 Tagg 2 + Spare Room......................27 Tandem Bagels..................................26 Trinity Lutheran Church................40 Vision..................................................35 Welcome Services............................37 Wild Ginger.........................................5 Witt Bros., Service, Inc....................16

$10 OFF

ANY PURCHASE OF $50 OR MORE DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER Can be used once per person per day. Excludes clearance. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or discounts. Not valid on previous purchases. Other restrictions may apply. Must present to stylist to receive offer. Expires 12/31/16.

SELF DOG WASH $11 per dog 1/2 hour limit

We provide all the supplies & clean up the mess!

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Cannot be combined with other offers. One coupon per order.

An authentic taste of Mexico featuring a rich varied menu of fresh, natural ingredients, sauces and spices

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r u o y from ds at frien Dave Berglund

651-283-6346

Tim Freeland

507-581-5038

Jesse and Debbie Graber

Sid and Martha Kasper

612-483-1323

Tami Bryan

Tracy Corcoran

612-327-5122

507-645-4491

612-424-5099

Millie Harbaugh

952-210-6157

Darvin and Anne Laue

507-254-6145

Brenda Fischer

507-301-8294

Sonja Freeland

507-202-2378

John and Leigh Jefferies

Bob Stangler

507-581-9373

612-290-1430

Jesse Steed

(507) 301-6785

Linne Jensen

612-309-2174

Rachel VanDenBoom (manager)

612-599-6347

Edina Realty • 1281 Bollenbacher Dr, Northfield, MN 55057 • 507-645-4491

www.northfield.edinarealty.com

December 2016

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Secure Base Counseling Center Mental Health & Wellness for: Children • Families • Adolescents • Couples • Individuals Treating: • Depression • Anxiety • Adjustment Disorders • Attachment Disorders • Behavior Problems • Relational Problems

Offering: • Psychotherapy • CTSS • Psychoeducation • EMDR • Play Therapy

Offices in Northfield, New Prague and Lakeville Phone 507-301-3412 • Fax 507-301-3308 www.securebasecounselingcenter.com

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Most major insurance providers accepted

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peace

Northfield Arts Guild

presents

messiah Handel’s

featuring

A Christmas Tradition

Guest Soloists

Friday, December 9 7:30pm

Cathedral of our Merciful Saviour, Faribault

Paula Lammers, soprano

Saturday, December 10 7:30pm

St. Dominic Church Northfield

Northfield Deesa Staats, mezzo soprano

Advance Tickets: $15 adults $10 students/seniors

Bryan Reed, tenor

“Pay-what-you-want” tickets available at the door. Rodolfo Nieto, bass

and the Hymnus Choir from New Prague

Advance tickets at cvrorchestra.org or call the Northfield Arts Guild at 507-645-8877. 2016-17 Season Sponsor

December 2016

Concert Sponsors

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Media Sponsor

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Lots of vegetarian and gluten free items

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days r a yea Chapati will be closed: Christmas Eve at 2pm • Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

For the latest on our music and events, check out our google calendar on our website

Check out our menu on our website

www.ContentedCow.com

www.Chapati.us

302B Division St., Northfield MN

Merry Christmas

214 Division St., Northfield MN

and a

Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays From Just Food Co-op! Offering you • Catering • Unique Holiday Gifts • Awesome Stocking Stuffers • The Best Customer Service in Town!

Everyone Can Shop, Anyone Can Join! 516 Water Street S. / www.justfood.coop


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