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The Play’s the Thing Productions presents Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells at the Lakeville Area Arts Center Dec. 13-29. Kids, comedy, sing-along songs – perfect ingredients for the holidays.

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Theater

The Nutcracker Ballet

Miracle on 34th Street the Musical

Dec. 6-8, 12-15 – Th-Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Kris Kringle takes on the cynic among us in this musical adaptation of the popular holiday favorite. In his inimitable style, Meredith Willson tells this classic story filled with humor and such beloved songs as It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, this joyous, heartwarming musical is pure family entertainment and the perfect holiday treat for all audiences to enjoy. Directed by Rachel Haider. The Man Who Came To Dinner

Dec. 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 – F/Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm Northfield Arts Guild Theater Written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, directed by Susan Calson. Having dined at the home of the Stanley family, Sheridan Whiteside breaks a hip as he is leaving and ends up staying for six weeks. The zany antics that ensue as a result of Whiteside’s confinement in the Stanley home will have the audience in stitches. Kaufman and Hart were one of the great comedy writing duos on Broadway and prove it in this delightful farce. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Dec. 7, 9, 12-14, 19-21 – 7:30pm; Dec. 8, 22 – 2pm Burnsville Performing Arts Center Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler, from an adaptation by Christopher Bond, directed by Garrick Dietze. The ultimate story of our infatuation with the macabre, sensational and abhorrent, the tale of Sweeney Todd has been sending a delicious shiver down people’s spines for more than 150 years. A timeless fable of injustice, revenge and unintended consequences, its themes still ring as true today as they did in the slums of Victorian London. The Chameleon Theatre Circle presents an intimate, modern production of this award-winning musical. Outrageous characters, bottomless depravity and unforgettable music abound in this chilling, mesmerizing, darkly humorous show. Monday night performances feature a talk-back after the show. Tickets at the BPAC box office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com.

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Dec. 13-14. 7:30pm; Dec. 14, 2pm; Dec. 15, 1 and 4:30pm Burnsville Performing Arts Center Twin Cities Ballet performs its flagship traditional, full-length professional production of Denise Vogt’s Nutcracker Ballet with a cast of approximately 120 consists of TCB’s core company of professional dancers and apprentices, dancers from other local and national professional dance companies, students from area dance schools and community residents. Tickets at the BPAC box office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com. Junie B. in Jingle Bells, ­Batman Smells

Dec. 13-15, 20-23, 27-29 F/Sa 7:30pm, Su/M 2pm Lakeville Area Performing Arts Center Junie B. thinks the holiday singalong should be fun this year, but when it’s time for the Secret Santa drawing, Junie B. picks the one person she’d rather not have – tattletale May –in this The Play’s the Thing Productions. Tickets at lakevilleartscenter.com. Holiday Opus 2

Dec. 14, 7:30pm; Dec. 15, 2pm Owatonna Arts Center Merlin Players and Owatonna Arts Center present this show full of holiday songs and stories from some of the region’s most talented performers. Tickets at the Owatonna Arts Center. Ole & Lena’s Family Christmas

Dec. 18-19, 7pm Burnsville Performing Arts Center Christmas has always been one of Lena’s favorite times of the year, even if, as Ole says, “it makes her more than a little bit crazy.” This year Lena has invited the whole family, even her snooty cousin Mildred from Edina. Ole really wants nothing to do with the whole thing. Especially the part where Lena has him dress up in the old Santa suit and hand out the presents. Can Sven help Ole from having to play the part of Santa? Will Lena be able to keep it all together while she prepares for the family Christmas? Find out in this hilarious play about family togetherness. Tickets at the BPAC box office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com.

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Dec. 18-21, 7pm; Dec. 22, 2pm The Grand Event Center, Northfield This is your one-stop shop for the top ten gifts of the year: music, family, heritage, laughter, fun, hospitality, friends, warmth, harmony and ridiculous relatives. Enjoy a glass of wine or hot chocolate. This is more than a holiday show – this is the original theatrical experience of the season. Tickets at sisterproductions.com/sistertheatre.html or 952/200-1948.

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Acoustic Roots Music Series TIM SPARKS & GREG HERRIGES

Thursday, December 5 • 7:30pm Two of Minnesota’s best acoustic guitarists pair up for a rare concert called A Winter Wandering that features guitar music from around the world.

TICKETS: $15 Adults/ $10 Students $1.00 off for PCA Members

Fesler-Lampert Performing Art Series *RAGAMALA DANCE presents “SACRED EARTH”

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Thursday, December 12, 2013 • 7:30pm Ragamala carries their classic South Indian dance form into the 21st Century. Ambitious and evocative, Sacred Earth envisions the beautiful, fragile relationship between nature and man.

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CHASTITY BROWN & BARBARA JEAN *“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 on November 4, 2008.”

Ticket prices: Adults $15, Students $9 All performances in Historic Newhall Auditorium

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Northfield Senior Center Gallery

Crossings at Carnegie

320 East Ave., Zumbrota • 507/732-7616 crossingsatcarnegie.com • M/T/W/F 10am-5pm, Th 10am8pm, Sa 10am-4pm Fabrications X – Textile and fiber art of all kinds, plus handcrafted jewelry. Opening Reception: Dec. 7, 2-4pm.

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

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Flaten Art Museum

1520 St. Olaf Ave. • stolaf.edu/collections/flaten • 507/7863556 • M/T/W/F 10am-5pm, Th 10am-8pm, Sa/Su 2-5pm Mixed Messages: Twentieth Century Chinese Prints – through Dec. 8 – Drawn from a collection of prints recently donated to St. Olaf College, this exhibit illuminates an era that transformed China as it moved from Confucianism through Communism to Consumerism. Traditional Chinese New Year’s prints, Communist propaganda posters, rare Chinese magazines and unique fine art highlight issues of modernity, shifting gender roles and China’s relationship to the West. This bilingual exhibition is co-curated by professors Karil Kucera and Ka Wong in collaboration with the students of Visual Culture in Modern China and Professor Wong’s Foreign Language Across the Curriculum class. Exhibition Tour with student curators: Dec. 7, 4pm.

Northfield Arts Guild

304 Division St. • 507/645-8877 • northfieldartsguild.org M-F 10am-5pm, visit website for weekend hours Annual Members’ Exhibition – through Dec. 27 – A wide variety of work including ceramics, paintings, prints and sculpture. Art pieces will be for sale and can be taken home by the buyer at the time of purchase, making the exhibition a wonderful opportunity for gift-buying. Opening Reception: Dec. 6, 6-8pm.

Northfield Arts Guild at Allina Clinic

1440 Jefferson Rd. • M-T 7am-8pm, F 7am-7pm, Sa 9am-3pm See My Voice – through Dec. 30 – Arts Learners from Epic Enterprise’s Life Enrichment program exhibit their work, a variety of media such as watercolors, stencil paintings, pressed wax creations, handmade paper and mixed media. See My Voice has been created independently by the Arts Learners during their daily art sessions at Epic. For many of the art participants that find communication a challenge the opportunity to create this artwork has become an important form of self-expression. Also on exhibit in the Archer House Gallery.

Northfield Historical Society

408 Division St. • 507/645-9268 • northfieldhistory.org M-Sa 10am-5:30pm, Su 1-5:30pm Northfield and the Civil War –”If war comes, I’m going!” – through Dec. 31

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1651 Jefferson Pkwy. • 507/664-3700 northfieldseniorcenter.org M-F 7am-8pm, Sa 7am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm NSC Gallery Exhibit 34 in the 4th – through Jan. 5 – Celebrating the 4th anniversary of the creation of this art gallery at the Senior Center, 34 artists are exhibiting. Exhibit includes with pastels, watercolors, oil paintings, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, wood carvings, stained glass, sculpture and photographs. Opening Reception: Dec. 3, 4-6pm

Owatonna Arts Center

435 Garden View Ln, Owatonna • 507/451-0533 oacarts.org • 1-5pm, closed Mondays Christmas Is...The Wishes and Dreams of Christmas – Dec. 8-29 – Collages capturing what the season is all about.

Paradise Center for the Arts

321 Central Ave., Faribault • 507/332-7372 Tu/W/F/Sa 12-5pm, Th 12-8pm, Su/M closed Carlander Family Gallery:

Rose-Marie James: “Glass, Color, Passion” – through Jan. 7. Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery:

Adam McCauley: Paintings from the Pitt St. Series

Paradise Center Health Arts ­Gallery at District One Hospital

200 State Ave., Faribault Featured artists: Barb Pendergrass, Evan Ishmael, Katrina Smith, Julie Schroeder, Xena Goldman, Jim Foreman and Harry Meyering Center Painting Club.

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Episode 61: The Signs They are a-Changin’ Starring: Constance & Clara

~A Contented, Collegiate Cow and Clever Chicken of Northfield ~

Constance and Clara may have found common ground...

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Common ground. Like Constance and Clara, inevitably we can, and should, find even the tiniest parcel of it with most people - with an ex or with our arch nemesis (in some cases that is one and the same). It’s not a directive to be best friends just because you have some miniscule thing in common. “Oh, we both have fingernails, so we are BFF’s now.” Nope. It merely means that on common ground you can stop being angry and fearful. You can find acceptance, forgiveness, healing and understanding. It’s a place where you can set down your baggage, let go of hurt and find peace. Wishing you peace this holiday season.

I think in most relationships that have problems, there's fault on both sides. And in order for it to work, there has to be some common ground that's shared. And it's not just one person making amends. – Steve Carell

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HAPPE N I NG S WEDNESDAYS: Mooove It! • 10pm

Karaoke • 9pm-1am

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

Froggy Bottoms, Northfield By Speedo ­Entertainment.

Fridays, Dec. 13 and 27 Boston’s, Faribault SATURDAYS: DJ Music • 9pm

Rueb ‘N’ Stein, Northfield Castle Rock N Roll, Castle Rock Free Jukebox Sat Night

FRIDAYS: Bar Bingo • 7pm

Froggy Bottoms, Northfield

DJ Music • 9pm-1am

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SUNDAYS: Conspiracy & a Pint • 6pm

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Quiz Night • 8pm

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

The last days of November… TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26 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, NOVEMBER 27 Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

Corner Room, Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield A weekly gathering of musicians and listeners who love Irish music. Open to all players of traditional Irish music. R.J. Blu • 8pm

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield Minnesota-born singer/songwriter RJ Blu has performed across the nation. His “slap-n-pop-finger-rakin’” acoustic guitar is akin to the rhythmic stylings of Keller Williams. His passionate, gut-bucket vocals call back to a time when churches didn’t have microphones and singers sang to be heard. Dave Hudson • 9pm-12am

Froggy Bottoms, Northfield After cutting his teeth with various college bands and acoustic duos, Dave Hudson made his way through the Minneapolis music scene by writing and singing his own blend of melodic acousticrock music. His style has been compared to the likes of the Gin Blossoms, U2 and the Counting Crows. His self-styled mix of cover songs ranging from the ’80s, ’90s and today, blended with his own recorded and nationally released music. Lost Highway • 10pm

Spike’s, Faribault One of the Upper Midwest’s top country bands. They’ve opened for national acts such as Hank Williams Jr., Clay Walker and Josh Thompson. Lost Highway is Jesse Steberg (lead vocals), Matthew Schwake (rhythm guitar/vocals), Bronson Bergeson (lead guitar and vocals), Jake Galzki (banjo, guitar, harmonica, keys and vocals), Tim Paulson (bass/vocals) and Aaron Seevers (drums).

Tschaikovsky’s

Nutcracker Ballet Narration by Philip Spensley

Saturday, December 14 • 7pm Kenyon-Wanamingo School Auditorium, Kenyon Sunday, December 15 • 3pm Northfield Middle School Auditorium

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 – Happy Thanksgiving!

Long Time Gone Bluegrass Band • 7pm

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Hobgoblin Music Loft, Red Wing Third annual holiday concert. Tickets: $15.

Wendy Smith & Lori Williams • 8pm

Multe • 7-9pm

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield Smith (vocals, guitar, accordion) is best known fronting one of Northfield’s hottest bands, The Zillionaires, and Williams (alto sax, vocals, piano) has toured the nation with Jackson Browne and others. Mullet River Boys • 8-10:30pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Jazz.

The Contented Cow, Northfield Traditional Nordic music. Michael Johnson • 7:30pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota Best known for his 1978 hit Bluer than Blue, Johnson’s musical career has moved forward with a 2012 album, Moonlit Déjà Vu. End of MOVEMBER Party • 7:30pm-12am

Pan-O-Prog Reloaded • 9pm

Michael Johnson

The Contented Cow, Northfield Every November Movember is responsible for 30 days of moustache sprouting on thousands of men’s faces around the world to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. More at us.movember.com.

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville With Good for Gary and Ageless. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30 Daniel Switch • 1-4pm

Rich Prenier • 8pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls A fantastic and engaging acoustic artist who plays a large variety of well-known covers with great guitar ballads.

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

Tony Williams • 5-8pm

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

Tim Sigler • 10pm

Rich Prenier

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

Don’t Forget The Animals This Holiday Season Go to prairiesedgehs.org to find items from our wish list to put under our tree.

Animal Supplies Shelter Supplies Clumping Kitty Litter Dog & Cat Treats Dog & Cat Toys

Or simply drop your donation off at the shelter. Gift certificates from Walmart, Kmart, Target, Fleet Farm, Menards, Econofoods and cash donations accepted.

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1 treVeld • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls A group of string musicians producing a rare quality of acoustic music that blends gypsy, swing, old time, Celtic, bluegrass, blues, chamber and Nordic roots and appeals to all ages. A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols • 7:30pm

Skinner Chapel, Carleton, Northfield An annual I Cantanti Chamber Choirs performance modeled after the annual Christmas Eve performance at Kings College in Cambridge, England. The concert features nine Biblical readings recounting the Christmas story, each followed by choral selections or carols which elaborate on the reading. Directed by Wayne Kivell. Also Dec. 10.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2 Hometown Holiday • 5-7:30pm

Buckham Center, Faribault Santa, reindeer, music, holiday crafts and fire trucks on display. 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 3 Opening Reception: 34 in the 4th • 4-6pm

Northfield Senior Center Gallery See exhibits page.

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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Michael Bolton • 8pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center A multiple Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and social activist who has sold more than 53 million albums and singles worldwide. He continues to tour and write/record for music, film, television and theater. He recently became a viral sensation for being featured in The Lonely Island’s Jack Sparrow video that launched on Saturday Night Live and was performed live on the Emmys. Tickets at the BPAC box office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4 Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

Corner Room, Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield A weekly gathering of musicians and listeners who love Irish music. Open to all players of traditional Irish music. Tonic Sol-fa 2013 Holiday Tour • 7:30pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center A Minnesota-based harmony group the New York Times praised as “a vocal kaleidoscope...unique to the human voice.” This Emmyaward winning quartet has shared stages with the likes of Garrison Keillor and Jay Leno and become a holiday institution across America thanks to the foursome’s annual PBS Christmas specials. Tickets at the BPAC box office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 Faribault Main Street’s Holiday Celebration • 4-7pm

Downtown Faribault Horse-drawn wagon rides (at Boston’s), photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus (Paradise Center for the Arts), live music, hot chocolate and great local shopping. Author Event: Jeanne Cooney/Patrick Mader • 5:30-7pm

St. Olaf Bookstore, Northfield Cooney is author of Hot Dish Heaven: A Murder Mystery Novel with Recipes, and Mader of Visiting the Visitors.

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Tim Sparks and Greg Herriges • 7:30-9pm

Newhall Auditorium, Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Faribault This Acoustic Roots Series event brings two of Minnesota’s best acoustic guitarists together for a rare concert called A Winter Wandering, featuring guitar music from around the world. Herriges is a renegade guitarist who fuses Eastern and Western world music on a variety of acoustic instruments. This concert includes Sparks’ acclaimed guitar rendering of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. $15 adults, $9 students. St. Olaf Christmas Festival • 7:30pm

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf, Northfield This is the first of a four-day event. The St. Olaf Christmas Festival is one of the oldest musical celebrations of Christmas in the United States. The festival features more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra. Go to stolaf.edu and search “Christmas Festival” for info on tickets and broadcast. Rob Meany • 8pm

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield An award-winning singer-songwriter and pianist from Bloomington. Meany is best known as the singer/keyboardist for the pop-rock group Terramara. He is also a versatile solo artist performing both original and popular songs in the styles of Elton John, Billy Joel, Ben Folds and Harry Connick Jr. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 French Christmas • 4-7pm

Alexander Faribault House, Faribault Celebrate a traditional French Canadian-style Christmas. The house will be decorated in the French-Canadian traditions of the Faribault family heritage when they lived there in the 1850s. Enjoy French “Christ Cakes,” sugar cookies and cider. Tour upstairs where the family slept and visit the museum’s Faribault Business exhibit. Free and open to the public. Also Dec. 7.

’Tis the Season ... The holidays are all about friends and family, and so are we! Northfield Retirement Community is a vibrant place full of laughter, energy and activity … especially this time of year! From the giggle of visiting grandchildren to the holiday songs we all know, NRC is filled with the sounds of joy. We invite you to come visit our NRC family and see if this is a community that might be right for you or a loved one. Find an attractive setting, gorgeous spaces, and access to premier care and services – right in your backyard. For more information, visit northfieldretirement.org or call 507-664-3466.

Norseman Band: Mini Christmas Concert • 5pm

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

Author Event: Bob Showers and Lou Nanne • 5:30-7pm

St. Olaf Bookstore, Northfield Showers is author of The Twins at the Met, and Nanne of A Passion to Win.

NRC resident Gloria and her daughter, Jane.

Exhibit Reception: Annual Members’ Exhibition • 6-8pm

Northfield Arts Guild See exhibits page.

St. Olaf Christmas Festival • 7:30pm

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf, Northfield This is the second of a four-day event. See Dec. 5. Theater: The Man Who Came To Dinner • 7:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

Alison Scott’s Soulful Christmas • 7:30pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center Scott’s soulful organic sound has cut through the din of indie rock to build a loyal following throughout the Midwest. She will perform her hits and holiday songs. Tickets $17.50 advance, $22.50 at the door and available at lakevilleartscenter.com or 952/985-4640.

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HAPPENINGS Friday, December 6, continued Theater: Miracle on 34th Street The Musical • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page.

Lorie Line “Born in Bethlehem” • 7:30pm

Lori Line Music

Burnsville Performing Arts Center Lorie Line and her Fab Five celebrate the traditional story of the birth of a King performing favorites and new seasonal songs. Expect Lorie Line signature musical arrangements, colorful costumes, stories, world-class musicians and, most importantly, bells. Tickets at the BPAC box office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com. Also Dec. 7. Ben Aaron • 8pm

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield Aaron returns to Northfield with his original folk, blues and Americana songs from the past and present along with selections from his recent CD release, Blue Winter. Find him at benaaronmusic.com. Mark Allen • 9pm

Frontman & The Other Guys • 9pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Indie/alternative/pseudoclassical rock. The musical diversity and flexibility of FM&TOG ranges from meticulously orchestrated classic rock to garage rock renditions of everyday pop. Their philosophy: take a song, take note of what is available to them, and turn it into something original, all the while maintaining an energetic and engaging stage dynamic. They are Cooper J. (alt-vocals/guitars), Amanda Balgaard (vocals), Anna Rose Nelson (vocals/viola/ violin), Jackie Scott (cello), Shane Allen (vocals/accordion/bass/ keys), Jay Carlson (drums/percussion) and Alex Van Rysselberghe (drums/percussion/harmonica/keys). Shirts and Skins • 9:30pm-close

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville A combination of high energy, stage presence above average vocals and musicianship and what they call in the music business the “X factor.” Hitchville • 10pm

Spike’s, Faribault Heidi Owens and Matt Kneefe (lead vocals), Martial Besombes (keyboards), Kris Stauffer (bass/primary backup vocals), Marv Gohman (fiddle/mandolin/guitars/vocals), Jeremy Harvey (drums/vocals) and Kirk Humbert (lead guitar/vocals).

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Christmas Cookie Walk • 10am-12pm

Sons of Norway Nordic Breakfast & Scholarship Benefit 8am

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Northfield Breakfast with music by Hütenanny. Proceeds provide scholarships to students at Concordia College Language Camps. Tickets $15 adults, $7.50 students elementary-high school, pre-schoolers free and available at Paper Petalum and Quality Bakery.

Martin T. Gunderson House, Kenyon The Kenyon Area Historical Society hosts this event. Cost is $10/pound and proceeds go to the restoration fund. Call Lois at 507/789-5936 for information. Wake-Robin • 12-1pm

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

Bagels & Birds • 9:30-10:30am

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

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HAPPENINGS Saturday December 7, continued Tim Patrick • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls A CD in 2006 got Patrick discovered by Joanne Grauer (pianist to Andy Williams, The Osmonds, The Lennon Sisters and more), a second CD under her direction, a gig with the Minnesota Jazz Orchestra and, in 2007, playing the Blue Moon in Croatia lead to a mention in LA jazz critic Scott Yanow’s 2009 book, The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide. Patrick was named Gigmaster.com’s choice for the 2008 Rising Star Award for Best Jazz Singer. Fabrications X Opening Reception • 2-4pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota See exhibits page.

Exhibit Tour with Student Curators: 20th Century Chinese Prints • 4pm

Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf, Northfield See exhibits page. Handbell Christmas • 4:30pm

Buntrock Commons Crossroads, St. Olaf, Northfield Relativity • 5-8pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Voted one of Northfield’s best bands. Enjoy power harmonies by twin sisters Linda Wilson and Sandy Jensen (who also adds mandolin, harmonica and percussion) and solid guitar and bluesy vocals by Toby Jensen. Author Event: Leif Enger and Anne Ursu • 5:30-7pm

Lorie Line “Born in Bethlehem” • 3 and 7:30pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center See Dec. 6 description.

St. Olaf Bookstore, Northfield Enger is author of Peace Like a River, and Ursu of The Real Boy. Theater: The Man Who Came To Dinner • 7:30pm

Merry Tuba Christmas • 3pm

Buntrock Commons Crossroads, St. Olaf, Northfield Merry Tuba Christmas is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Created by Harvey Phillips, the 2013 concerts will be presented in more than 250 cities throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries. Tuba and euphonium players of all ages gather to pay respect to all the great artists/teachers who represent their heritage with traditional Christmas carols especially arranged by American composer Alec Wilder.

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

St. Olaf Christmas Festival • 7:30pm

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf, Northfield This is the third of a four-day event. See Dec. 5. Theater: Miracle on 34th Street The Musical • 7:30pm

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

Burnsville Performing Arts Center See theater page.

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“A Soulful Christmas” with the Alison Scott Band • 7:30pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota The Zumbrota-Mazeppa Public School Choir will sing with Scott during this concert with special guests Tommy Barbarella and Andy Dee. Scott raises awareness and funding for local choirs during her Christmas tour. Her soulful sound perfectly suits this seasonal music – some traditional, some original. Hear a rendition of Little Drummer Boy gone funky as well as a few of the band’s favorite year-round songs. Jivin’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing • 7:30-11:30pm

Signature Bar & Grill, Faribault As always, good food, no cover and, of course, dancing. Bonnie & the Clydes • 8pm

The Contented Cow, 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. Sasha Mercedes • 8pm

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield A feisty folk-rocker that draws you in with her compelling and powerful vocal stylings. Lyrical, genre-bending, thought-provoking, inspiring, catchy, easy to relate to and easy to listen to. Find her at sashamercedes.com. Scotty Reed Band • 8pm-12am

Owatonna American Legion Harmonica-driven traditional electric Chicago, swing and jump blues. No cover.

Jack Knife and the Sharps • 8:30pm

Grand Event Center, Northfield According to their website, this band was established in 1833 by Ric Hollister who is holding up mighty well. As such, they consider themselves the longest running rockabilly band in history. Arena • 8:30pm-close

Reggie’s Brewhouse, Owatonna Top-selling hits from the ’80s to today including Guns “n” Roses, Kid Rock, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and Lady Gaga. $5 cover. Loose Cannon • 10pm

Spike’s Faribault Songs from the ’80s, ’90s and today from bands including Guns N’ Roses, Prince, Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, Journey, Green Day, Neon Trees, Pink and Poison. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 Author Event: Lorie Evert and Anja • 1-2:30pm

St. Olaf Bookstore, Northfield Authors of The Christmas Wish. D’Sievers • 1-4pm

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

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HAPPENINGS Sunday, December 8, continued Dakota Valley Symphony: Handel’s Messiah • 2 and 7pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center Celebrate the season with this truly inspirational work performed by the Dakota Valley Symphony Chorus and soloists along with the full orchestra. You’ll enjoy a traditional performance at 2pm or join the orchestra and chorus at 7pm in a sing-along performance. Scores will be available for purchase at the door. At the time of ticket purchase, specify the traditional or sing-along performance, or both. Tickets at the BPAC box office, by 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com. Theater: Miracle on 34th Street The Musical • 2pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page.

Theater: The Man Who Came To Dinner • 2pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

Theater: Sweeney Todd • 2pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center See theater page. Simple Gifts with Billy McLaughlin • 3pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center Traditional Christmas carols and hymns sung in angelic three-part harmonies with acoustic accompaniment featuring McLaughlin. Tickets $28.50 advance, $34 at the door and available at lakevilleartscenter.com or 952/985-4640.

St. Olaf Christmas Festival • 3pm

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf, Northfield This is the fourth of a four-day event. See Dec. 5. Owatonna High School Carolers 4pm

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 9 String Night I • 7pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf, Northfield String chamber recital. Theater: Sweeney Todd • 7:30pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center See theater page.

Northern Roots Session • 7:30-9pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield An informal weekly gathering of musicians to play acoustic music with roots in the north, particularly the Nordic countries. Participants and listeners of all ages and levels of experience are welcome. String Night II • 8:15pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf, Northfield String chamber recital. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10 Paradise Community Band • 7pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Holiday concert. Free and open to the public.

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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. A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols • 7:30pm

Cathedral of Our Merciful Savior, Faribault See Dec. 1 description. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 Northfield Winter Walk • 5-9pm

Downtown Northfield Experience downtown Northfield by candlelight. Stroll through unique shops, dine at fine restaurants and enjoy caroling, horse and reindeer-drawn wagon rides, luminarias, decorated storefronts and more. Check out the schedule and our advertiser happenings starting on page 25. Theater: Sweeney Todd • 7:30pm

Woodwind Night I • 7pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center See theater page.

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf, Northfield Woodwind chamber ensembles. Traditional Irish Music Session 7-9pm

Corner Room, Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield A weekly gathering of musicians and listeners who love Irish music. Open to all players of traditional Irish music. Senior Dance Concert • 7:30pm

Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf, Northfield Senior dance majors present their senior capstone dance projects. Woodwind Night II • 8:15pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf, Northfield Woodwind chamber ensembles.

Dolce Woodwind Quintet • 7:30pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield A favorite classical music quintet.

Agnes and Limestones Christmas Concert • 7:30pm

Lion’s Pause, St. Olaf, Northfield A night of Christmas a cappella music. Doors open at 7pm. Ragamala Dance Presents “Sacred Earth” • 7:30pm

Newhall Auditorium, Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Faribault This Fesler-Lampert Performing Arts Series event carries Ragamala’s classic South Indian dance form into the 21st Century. Ambitious and evocative, Sacred Earth envisions the beautiful, fragile relationship between nature and man. $60 adults, $35 students. Theater: Miracle on 34th Street The Musical • 7:30pm

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HAPPENINGS Thursday, December 12, continued Mark Mraz • 8pm

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The Tavern Lounge, Northfield Everybody’s favorite piano man tickles the ivories and performs favorite singalong songs, golden oldies and classic covers from the pop music archives. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13 Occasional Jazz • 5pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Mainstream classic jazz of Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck and others in the same style. Victorian Holiday Dinner • 6:30pm

M.T. Gunderson Home, Kenyon Festival holiday dinner at beautiful and historic M.T. Gunderson Home. Tours, bonfire, horse-drawn rides and dinner buffet. $28 per person. Reservations 507/789-5204. Presented by the Kenyon Area Historical Society. Also Dec. 14 and 15. Nutcracker Ballet • 7pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center See theater page. Theater: Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells • 7:30pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Theater: The Man Who Came To Dinner • 7:30pm

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Theater: Miracle on 34th Street The Musical • 7:30pm

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

Burnsville Performing Arts Center See theater page.

Simple Gifts featuring Billy McLaughlin • 7:30pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota Violin, celtic whistle, piano, acoustic guitar and percussion combine with angelic three-part female vocals to deliver a “modern Old World” sound in Christmas carols and hymns. The Frye • 8pm

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield You’ll hear eclectic pop, old country and fresh originals from this Mankato-based duo featuring a Neil Young-sounding Joe Tougas and the gorgeous-voiced Ann Fee. From Etta James to KISS – five decades of music. Shoot Lucy • 8pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Nothing fancy or pretentious here, just good ol’ American rockn-roll poised with tongue firmly planted in cheek. Shoot Lucy’s Midwestern charm is matched with clever wit and straight-ahead song structures recalling the best by early R.E.M., The Jayhawks and the Gin Blossoms. A strong independent rock sound with a jangly country edge and a sense of humor.

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Trashy Little Xmas Show • 8:30pm

The Grand Event Center, Northfield Come as you are, or dress up in your favorite holiday garb for this annual holiday honky tonk show by Trailer Trash, along with merry elves, flying reindeer and other crazy Christmas characters. Doors open at 7. Tickets $12 advance, $15 at the door. Advance tickets available at KYMN, thegrandnorthfield.com and trailertrashmusic.com. Turpentine Wine • 9pm

Froggy Bottoms River Pub, Northfield Lisa Rowland, Tim “Buck” Paulson and Bronson Bergeson. Younger Brother • 9:30pm-close

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville Younger Brother was formed in the spring of 2007 by a couple of brothers with a little extra time on their hands. Their vision is to entertain fans with a night full of energy and great music. Maiden Dixie • 10pm

Spike’s, Faribault Energetic. Passionate. Exuberant. This country rock septet has played every A-list club in Minnesota, opened for several national acts, and played outdoor fairs or festivals. Two Iraq War vets, six music/composition majors and a division one basketball player present an inimitable blending of the country, rock, blues and folk genres that is sure to get the audience dancing.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 12th Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk • 8am

Northfield Armory Register at jinglebellrunwalk.org. Pre-registration: $8 kids ten and under, $15 ages 11 and up, $50 family maximum. 5th Annual Breakfast with Santa • 8:30, 10 and 11:30am

Bethel Lutheran Church, Northfield Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on site while kids play reindeer games, make holiday ornaments and crafts, decorate cookies, send holiday greetings to our troops and more...all after being served a scrumptious pancake breakfast. E-mail BWSNorthfield@yahoo.com, call 507/581-5339 or sign up at Paper Petalum or Monkey See Monkey Read. Proceeds benefit student scholarship funds of Northfield Nursery School, the preschool at St. Dominic, Open Door Nursery School and Little Lambs Preschool. $8 adults, $4 ages 4-12, children under 3 eat free. Girls’ Day Away • 10am-5pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Bring your girlfriends, moms, aunts and grannies. Enjoy a glass of award-winning wine while strolling through the local vendors. Twenty percent off merchandise at the winery (excluding wine). Michael Loonan • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls A professional piano player since 1984 (and fine singer), Loonan performs a wide variety of music including popular standards, contemporary classics, jazz and classical. Nutcracker Ballet • 2pm and 7pm

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HAPPENINGS Saturday, December 14, continued Northfield Youth Choirs Winter Concert • 3pm

Skinner Chapel, Carleton, Northfield The title of this year’s performance is Peace, Hope and Love Abide. More at northfieldyouthchoirs.org. Ashes for April • 5-8pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Four guys, six acoustic instruments and retro pop songs. Includes Lincoln Ashbury (acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals), Chubby Ashton (upright bass, vocals), Rocco C’Ash (drums, percussion) and Mickey Mash (acoustic guitar, banjo, vocals). Victorian Holiday Dinner • 6:30pm

M.T. Gunderson Home, Kenyon See Dec. 13 description.

Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra: Tschaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet • 7pm

Kenyon-Wanamingo High School Also Dec. 15 in Northfield.

Theater: Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells • 7:30pm

Theater: Sweeney Todd • 7:30pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center See theater page.

Theater: The Man Who Came To Dinner • 7:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

Theater: Holiday Opus 2 • 7:30pm

Owatonna Arts Center See theater page. Jeff Ray • 8pm

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield 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. More at jeffraymusic.com. Tom Cat • 8:30pm-close

Reggie’s Brewhouse, Owatonna Animalhead • 11pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15

Theater: Miracle on 34th Street The Musical • 7:30pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center See theater page.

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page.

Nutcracker Ballet • 1 and 4:30pm HAPPENINGS continued on page 33

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Festive Holiday Fun in Downtown Northfield • Dec. 12, 5-9pm Experience downtown Northfield by candlelight! Stroll through unique shops, dine at fine restaurants and enjoy caroling, sleigh rides, storytelling, luminarias, decorated storefronts and much more!

3-8pm – The Magic of Model Trains at the Northfield Public Library, 210 Washington St. Warm up indoors and enjoy a Winter Walk tradition viewing model train layouts large and small, old and new.

5-7:30pm – Spread Warmth Overseas! Hot Dogs, Brats, Fries and Cocoa Sale at VFW, 516 Division St. Proceeds used to purchase phone cards for military personnel stationed overseas. Donations accepted. Warm seating inside.

5pm – Caroling by Northfield Middle School Choirs on Bridge Square in the historic downtown area with Tree Lighting Ceremony Sponsored by Xcel Energy

5-8pm – Northfield Hockey Association selling hot, delicious Carbone’s Pizza by the slice, Bridge Square 5-8pm – Dance Performances in Studio and Out Front (weather permitting) Division Street Dance, 311 Division St.: 5 Irish, 5:30 Hip Hop, 6 Irish, 6:30 Tap, 7 Irish, 7:30 Jazz

5pm – Reindeer Sleigh Rides along Division Street near the Archer House, courtesy of the Archer House River Inn 5pm – Horse-drawn Wagon Rides along historic Division Street sponsored by Apple Auto and Edina Realty 5pm – Santa’s Helpers in the downtown area throughout the evening 5pm – We Bake and Serve Krumkake from 5 to 9pm. Paper Petalum, 212 Division St.

5-8pm – By All Means/THE Entertainment Guide/Professional Pride Realty Open House – Meet and Greet, Holiday Treats, Live Music and a 9pm drawing for a stocked, handmade doll house with proceeds benefiting Save the Northfield Depot Committee at By All Means Graphics, 17 Bridge Square 5-8pm – Trinity Lutheran Church will serve hot chocolate for free outside the Thrivent office building. Also taking prayer requests.

5pm – Join Us for In-store Treat! Studio Elements, 16 Bridge Square

5-8pm – Hot Apple Cider served by Edina Realty in front of Rocky Top, 427 Division St.

5-6pm – Live Snowmen Serving Hot Cider and Donut Holes at Drive Thru of Millstream Commons, 210 West 8th St. 5-7pm – Strolling Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer and Other Holiday Characters 5-7pm – Chili Feed and Interactive Live Nativity (performances at 5:30, 6, 6:30 and 7) at Moravian Church, 713 Division St. 5-7:30pm – Community Resource Bank, 618 Division St., visit Petting Zoo in parking lot, see Santa and receive free special gift. Cider and cookies available.

5-9pm – The Northfield High School Band Ensembles Performing Christmas Favorites at Quality Bakery and Coffee Shop, 410 Division St. 5-9pm – Gorgeous Christmas Flower Arrangements to Stop in and See, Warm Up and Browse and Check Out the Seasonal Specials at Forget Me Not Florist, 501 Water St. S. 5-9pm – Riverwalk Market Fair Winter Market at the Northfield Armory, 519 Division St. Enjoy local food and wonderful fine arts and crafts from the farmers and artists of Riverwalk Market Fair as well as a soup dinner to benefit TORCH.

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5-9pm – Hot Cider and Holiday Cookies and In-store Drawings for Gift Certificates at The Secret Attic, 113 5th St. W. 5-9pm – Artist Judy Saye-Willis Featuring Scarves, Jewelry and Personalized Ornaments at Eclectic Goat and Glass Garden Beads, 413 Division St. 5-9pm – Christmas Cookies and Hot Drinks. Come Receive a Blessing for the New Year, Northfield Prayer Room, 315 ½ Division St. (right above Keller Williams Realty) 5-9pm – Serving Cookies and Hot Cocoa and Offering Subscription Specials at the Northfield News, 115 5th St. W. 5-9pm – Buy 1 Sandwich Get Second Half Off All Day at Tandem Bagels, 317 Division St. Also Enjoy Coffee and Hot Chocolate in Tent Outside Store. 5-9pm – Join Us for Warm Cider and information on the luxurious Crossing Condos at the G&H Sales display in Bridge Square. Follow the luminaries to the Crossing Condos and enjoy a brief tour of the finished models. Visit all three models and be entered into a grand prize drawing. 5-9pm – Giveaways from Co-sponsor of “Team Luminaria” Professional Pride Realty in front of By All Means Graphics, 17 Bridge Square 5-9pm – Free Sugar Cookie (while supplies last) and $2 Cupcakes (while supplies last) at Cake Walk, 303 Division St. 5-9pm – Holiday Mug Giveaway at Larson’s Printing, 207 Water St. S. ~ Must have coupon from Northfield News or THE Entertainment Guide ~ Valid during Winter Walk hours only 5-9pm – KYMN Radio – Enjoy Christmas music outside the studio, 200 Division St. 5-9pm – Christmas Ball Contest Display, Northfield Yarn, 314 Division St. 5-9pm – Warm up with a glass of Hot Mulled Wine at the HideAway! 421 Division St. 5-9pm – Stop By And Check Out Our In-Store Winter Walk Specials! A Bag Lady, Archer House, Division St.

5:30-9pm – Book Signing with Mary Bleckwehl at Monkey See Monkey Read, 425 Division St. 5-9pm – Hand-Crafted Miniature Collector’s Doll House Raffle by the Save the Northfield Depot Committee. On display at By All Means Graphics with tickets available and drawing held there at 9pm (need not be present to win). 17 Bridge Square 5:30-6pm – Caroling by Bethel Lutheran Church Adult Choir in the downtown area 5:30-6:15pm – Caroling by I Cantanti in downtown area 5:30-7:30pm – Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus for the Enjoyment of Customers and Clients at Coldwell Banker South Metro, 419 Division St. 5:30-8pm – Pictures with Santa at First National Bank, 329 Division St. 6-8pm – Pictures with the James-Younger Gang sponsored by the Defeat of Jesse James Days Committee and a book signing by SCOPE students of Our Story, A Guide to the History of Northfield at Northfield Historical Society Museum, 408 Division St. until 8:30. 7-8pm – Classical Guitar Music by Randall Ferguson at the Rare Pair, 401 Division St. And a Special THANK YOU for the Event Donations from these Generous Contributors! J. Grundy’s Rueb ‘N’ Stein • Neuger Communications Group Inc. Ameriprise Financial – Don Robertson • Anna’s Closet Quarterback Club • Carlson Capital Management Champion Sports • Nest Midwest • Tagg2 OTHER THINGS TO ENJOY! • Santa’s cottage on Bridge Square • Decorated store fronts and luminarias • A variety of holiday treats and refreshments in many of the business locations • Food specials by local eating establishments

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Fashion Fair In-store specials during Winter Walk! Consignment and Vintage Clothing Boutique 411 Division St. S. • 507-645-6967

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A Holiday Shopping Must-Stop!

More than 25 favorite Riverwalk artists and farmers will be at the Northfield Armory December 12th, 5-9pm during Winter Walk, along with a soup dinner to benefit the TORCH program. Baked Goods • Honey • Soap • Jams & Jellies • Pickles • Paintings Photographs • Glass Art • Wooden Bowls • Ceramic Pottery • Jewelry

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HAPPENINGS Sunday, Dec. 15, continued from page 22

Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience • 7:30pm

Locklin Road • 1-4pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center Johnson, an Emmy-winning 21st century crooner, and his sizzling eight-piece big band present an evening of elegance, blending the sounds of Sinatra and Bublé with the spirit of the season. Tickets at the BPAC box office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com.

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Minneapolis Irish folk and Celtic music. Theater: Miracle on 34th Street The Musical • 2pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page.

Locklin Road

Theater: Holiday Opus 2 • 2pm

Owatonna Arts Center See theater page.

Theater: The Man Who Came To Dinner • 2pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

Theater: Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells • 2pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Victorian Holiday Dinner • 2:30pm

M.T. Gunderson Home, Kenyon See Dec. 13 description.

Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra: ­Tschaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet • 3pm

Northfield Middle School Also Dec. 14 in Kenyon.

Theater: Sweeney Todd • 7:30pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center See theater page.

December 2013

MONDAY, DECEMBER 16

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 17 The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade Christmas Show • 7pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center Re-creating the voicing and harmonies of nostalgic classics, The Girls sing classic hymns like Adeste Fidelis and Silent Night but also get the place swinging and rocking with tunes like Brenda Lee’s Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, The Andrew Sisters’ Merry Christmas Polka and many more Christmas classics. Tickets at the BPAC box office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com. Project ABLE: Free Holiday Concert • 7-8pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Paradise Community Band. 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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Nigel Egg • 8pm

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield A blues original and a veteran of the 1970’s British music scene who has played with legendary groups like Supertramp and Mott the Hoople. Egg’s repertoire includes original blues songs, a few classics and a very personal collection of soulful American roots music. Egg is a seventime winner of the “mnspin” music competition sponsored by mnartists.org. More at nigelegg.com.

Theater: SISTER • 7pm

The Grand Event Center, Northfield See theater page. Theater: Ole & Lena’s Family Christmas • 7pm

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20

Burnsville Performing Arts Center See theater page.

Theater: Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells • 7:30pm

Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

Corner Room, Rueb ‘n’ Stein, Northfield A weekly gathering of musicians and listeners who love Irish music. Open to all players of traditional Irish music. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Theater: Sweeney Todd • 7:30pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center See theater page.

Ann Reed: Winter Solstice • 7:30pm

Stoney End, Red Wing Celebrate the return of the light with Ann Reed’s Winter Solstice concert. Her keen insight and trademark humor take us on a lyrical journey. Bring your own battery-powered lights and enjoy the warmth of the season. Tickets: $15.

Theater: Ole & Lena’s Family Christmas • 7pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center See theater page. Theater: SISTER • 7pm

The Grand Event Center, Northfield See theater page. Theater: Sweeney Todd • 7:30pm

Theater: The Man Who Came To Dinner • 7:30pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center See theater page.

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

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Tuition Daddies • 8pm

Joel Kachel • 5-8pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Why Not • 8pm

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield A three-piece band covering hits from the ’50s to today, guaranteed to get everyone in the audience tapping their toes – often referred to as a “human jukebox.”

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 highenergy acoustic guitar player will be sure to have you off your seat and wanting more. Theater: SISTER • 7pm

The Grand Event Center, Northfield See theater page.

FlashMob! • 9:30pm-close

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville Fast-paced, high-energy pop/rock blitz featuring a diverse and unexpected set list.

Great Northern Union Chorus Christmas Stories • 2 and 7pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center An internationally acclaimed, auditioned men’s a cappella chorus based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, drawing members and audiences from throughout the Midwest. Tickets at the BPAC box office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com. Also Dec. 22.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21 Fine Craft Collective Holiday Reception • 10am-6pm

506 Division St., Northfield Meet the artists at this collective of locally created art, just in time for the holidays. More at finecraftcollective.com.

Ugly Sweater Party & DJ • 7pm-close

Minnesota & Northfield History Live • 11am-12pm

Northfield Public Library The Minnesota History Center’s History Players use props, artifacts and costumes to engage children and families with their memorable life stories. This program presents Maud Hart Lovelace of Mankato, author of Betsy-Tacy children series books. Items from the Northfield Historical Society’s collection will bring a local touch to the time periods. Jason Weismann • 1-4pm

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

Carbone’s Pizza & Sports Bar, Northfield DJ Matty Matt starts at 8. Prizes and specials. Theater: Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells • 7:30pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page. At Christmas • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Are you on the nice list or the naughty list? Comedy, drama, giftwrapped with a gorgeous musical bow and ready to put under the tree. A funny, poignant and heart-warmingly tender and brilliantly written musical adventure featuring a six-piece band and Mick Sterling, one of the Twin Cities’ favorite front men. $15 members, $19 nonmembers, $10 students.

Reserved seats now online!

Alison Scott’s Soulful Christmas

Friday, December 6, 7:30 p.m. Alison Scott’s soulful organic sound has cut through the din of indie rock to build a large and loyal following throughout the Midwest. She will perform her hits and holiday songs. Tickets: $17.50 Advance $22.50 Door

Simple Gifts with Billy McLaughlin

Sunday, December 8, 3 p.m. If you are looking for something less commercial than the typical pop holiday repertoire, then you will love the peaceful sounds of this award-winning ensemble. You’ll hear traditional Christmas carols and hymns sung in angelic three-part harmonies with acoustic accompaniment featuring Billy McLaughlin. Tickets: $28.50 Advance $34 Door

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

The Play’s the Thing Productions December 13-29 Junie B. thinks the holiday sing-along should be fun this year, but when it’s time for the Secret Santa drawing, Junie B. picks the one person she’d rather not have – tattletale May! See website for times. Tickets: $13

Minnesota Opera Resident Artists Coffee Concert No. 1 Sunday, January 12, 2:00 p.m. Victoria Vargas, mezzo-soprano John Robert Lindsey, tenor Tickets: $13 Adults $12 Seniors/Students

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HAPPENINGS Saturday, December 21, continued Theater: Sweeney Todd • 7:30pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center See theater page.

Theater: The Man Who Came To Dinner • 7:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

Hometown Holiday Show • 7:30pm

Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota Pianist and accordionist Dan Chouinard and fiddle and mandolin player Peter Ostroushko headline a performance also featuring a multitude of talented local performers, all to fund renovations at Zumbrota’s State Theatre. This community-wide variety show and sing-along will feature performances by the Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School Jazz Band, a flute and cello duo and Irish dancers. Attendees will be greeted by carolers and may be surprised by a visit from Santa Claus. Optimum Trajectory • 8pm

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

Jon Manners • 8pm

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield Jon Manners plays blues-edged roots-rock with intricate and percussive guitar-work. Manners sounds like John Hiatt, without that dose of country. Do you like Eric Bibb, John Martyn and Tom Waits? This is the vein that Manners mines. Gel • 8:30pm-close

Reggie’s Brewhouse, Owatonna A variety of fun alternative music, driving hard rock with a splash of country. City Pages ranked them the “Best Rock Band – Reader’s Choice” in 2002; Nominated for “Best Cover Band” in the 2003 Minnesota Music Awards. Johnny Holm Band • 10pm

Spike’s, Faribault Leader and front man of one of the most widely known and traveled bands in America, Johnny Holm is also one of the most entertaining entertainers performing today. The band rocks, picks, and thunders along from the first song to the last laugh. Ugly Sweater Party/DJ • 10pm

Boston’s, Faribault Games and prizes.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22 Jason Weismann • 1-4pm

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

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Theater: The Man Who Came To D­inner • 2pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

Theater: Junie B. in Jingle Bells, ­Batman Smells • 2pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

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 24

Great Northern Union Chorus ­Christmas Stories • 2pm

Every Saturday and Sunday Free Live Music

Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30-10pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center See Dec. 21. Theater: Sweeney Todd • 2pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center See theater page. Theater: SISTER • 2pm

The Grand Event Center, Northfield See theater page. MONDAY, DECEMBER 23 Theater: Junie B. in Jingle Bells, ­Batman Smells • 2pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Northern Roots Session • 7:30-9pm

The Contented Cow, Northfield Every Tuesday night show up with your unplugged instrument of choice and jam – or just show up and listen. WED, DEC 25 – Merry Christmas! THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26 Mark Mraz • 8pm

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield Everybody’s favorite piano man tickles the ivories and performs favorite sing-along songs, golden oldies and classic covers from the pop music archives. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27 Theater: Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells • 7:30pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Gift certificates are available for purchase at the winery.

Ask us about creating the perfect gift basket!

Girls’ Day Away Saturday, December 14, 10am-5pm

Enjoy a glass of our award-winning wines while strolling through the local vendors. Enjoy 20% off ALL merchandise at the winery (exludes wine).

Wine Club with a Book Problem Thursday, December 19, 6-8 pm We’ll be discussing Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

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Carleton Bookstore Holiday Sale! Save 25% on all clothing, gifts, and general reading books! One day only • 8:30am - 6pm Tuesday, December 17 Books and Carleton gear make perfect holiday gifts! Sayles-Hill Campus Center www.carletonbookstore.com www.carletonbookstore.org 507.222.4153 • 800.799.4148 Mon. to Fri. 8:30 to 4:30

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28

Lonesome Dan Kase • 8pm

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

The 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 both his unique finger-picking style and warm vocals as well as his depth of knowledge in the history of the blues. More at lonesomedan.com. Greg Herriges & Tony Berg • 8pm

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

Reggie’s Brewhouse, Owatonna A straight-ahead rock band from the St. Cloud/Minneapolis area that is filled with high energy, passion and soul. Strange Daze has played with many national acts and reached No. 9 on College Music Journal’s top 200 adds. Tim Howe • 9pm

Froggy Bottoms River Pub, Northfield Silky vocals, melodic lines and acoustic guitar. Howe’s been compared to Jason Mraz, Gavin Degraw, Bruno Mars, John Mayer and Howie Day. Recessive Traits • 9:30pm-close

Babe’s Music Bar, Lakeville Cover band based in the Twin Cities area. Hicktown Mafia • 10pm

Spike’s, Faribault A five-piece, Southern Minnesota-based country and rock party band playing hits from the ’70s-’90s, from Johnny Cash to AC/DC.

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Andrew Walesch • 1-4pm

Tony Williams • 5-8pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Williams’ solo performance features a variety of classical, flamenco and jazz originals as well as some Americana/classic cover songs. Voted the winner of KARE 11’s “The Voice: Minnesota” contest in 2011. Theater: Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells • 7:30pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page. BoDeans • 8pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center Roots rock band blending blues, rock, country and soul. $45 orchestra or $40 balcony and available at the BPAC box office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com. Carey Langer • 8pm

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield A solo artist covering six decades and seven styles of music. From The Everly Brothers and Frank Sinatra, to Rick Springfield, Dave Matthews and Jimmy Eat World, plus original music.

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29

Jake Hendrickson & Friends • 8pm

Andrew Walesch • 1-4pm

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

The Tavern Lounge, Northfield Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Lounge with appetizer and drink specials – and a special performance from 80’s music aficionados, Jake Hendrickson & Friends. Bad Monkey • 8:30pm-close

Theater: Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells • 2pm

Reggie’s Brewhouse, Owatonna

Lakeville Area Arts Center See theater page.

Marty Anderson & the Goods • 9pm

MONDAY, DECEMBER 30 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 The “Goods” music is a blend of Americana and country alternative sound with lots of Bob Dylan. They do some glam-era adaptations that really rock, as well as new music like Wilco and Ryan Adams. Free bubbly and appetizers. Marty Anderson

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31 Louie Anderson Live • 7pm and 10pm

Burnsville Performing Arts Center Two-time Emmy award winner Louie Anderson is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics and was named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” Tickets at the BPAC box office, 800/982-2787 or ticketmaster.com. Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30-9pm

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

CURRY IN A HURRY Welcome to Chapati! Tonight we are very busy. If you are short of time please try our CURRY IN A HURRY at $15 per person. We offer a selection of our most popular curries served with a vegetable biryani and basmati rice, all freshly made and served to you tout suite! You are welcome to order appetizers, tandoor delicacies, naan breads and desserts from our CURRY IN A HURRY a la carte menu. (N.B. No reservations for CURRY IN A HURRY and no ‘doggy bags’)

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Dear Santa: Mama Wants Hat Pins, Papa, One Mule Need a suggestion for a stocking stuffer? Well, here it is: a compilation of kids’ letters to Santa from the Northfield News from 1902 to 1945. Dear Santa: Mama Wants Hat Pins, Papa, One Mule is a 5” x 7" book published by the Northfield Historical Society Press last year as the fourth in the Northfield History Series. It can be enjoyed by all as a nostalgic, heartwarming, often amusing trip back in time to when youngsters wrote Santa in care of the newspaper with their Christmas wishes for such things as candy, nuts, dolls, overshoes and – oh yes, please don’t forget, Santa – a machine gun.

community.” He also said working on the book, starting in late 2010, had been cathartic and productive for him in the wake of his father’s sudden death. He had access to hard copies of the Northfield News and was able to scan them and go over them at his home with his son Bailey, who was then six years old. Bailey was “very fascinated what children would have asked” and “we went through nearly a thousand petitions to Santa. We would read a dozen or two every night; I’d circle the ones I liked. Bailey was my sounding board. I wanted to get a child’s perspective on what works for them more than anything.” In Introductory Notes to the book, Sauve quoted from a Jan. 3, 1858, letter from Ann Loomis North, wife of Northfield’s founder, John North: “We did not get up a Christmas tree – we cannot get evergreens here. The children hung up their stockings and were quite delighted with the toys and books that old Santa Claus brought.” This explains why one favorite early 20th century request was for Santa to bring Christmas trees, because evergreens are not indigenous to Minnesota. Santa was becoming commercialized by the late 1890s and newspaper illustrations show Santa as adman, including an early ad for Santa Claus Soap out of Chicago, used by “thousands of thoughtful, thrifty women.” A Northfield News ad from Dec. 10, 1898, announced that a “real live Santa Claus will hold receptions at the Bargain Store” which, fortunately for the shoppers, had “Thousands of Toys to delight the children” at prices “unheard of in the history of the Toy business.”

Jeff M. Sauve, Associate Archivist at St. Olaf College, told me that the inspiration for this book came from reading “Do You Remember?” by the Northfield News columnist Maggie Lee in 2004 about “Dear Santa” letters published in past issues of the News. Sauve clipped out one engaging letter by Harold Herkenratt of Dundas reprinted from 1908. Harold asked for a sled and a pony and reminded Santa of the cork gun he got one year: “I scared the cat with it and made him run behind the stove.” Sauve filed it away, “with no intention of a book,” but the idea came up for consideration years later after Sauve edited the first book in the Northfield History Series, Pioneer Women, Voices of Northfield’s Frontier, 1856-1876. This 2009 book was named best new publication by the Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums. The series itself is a memorial to Barbara A. Will, who had been a member and president of the Northfield Historical Society board and active in service to her community.

Sauve divided Dear Santa into eras, starting with “Golden Age, 1902-1916.” Sauve said, “These divisions between eras were pretty defined really by the social and economic times in the early 20th century.” The arrival of new immigrants could make for different home situations, where children might be staying with grandparents or other family members, with parents off working elsewhere. Some youngsters were at the Odd Fellows Home for children where Three Links is today. All wanted Santa to be able to find them.

Sauve said that he thought a book of children’s letters to Santa could be “just playful and fun,” capturing “the children’s innocence,” while also looking at “how Christmas has been part of this

Among the letters to Santa from 1902 was one from Jenny Hofstatter, who asked for “a pear of skees,” drum, sled, “sum books and a nice big tree and candy and nuts.” Guy Larson asked for “a twenty-

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Dear Santa, compiled by Jeff Sauve and published by the Northfield Historical Society Press in 2012, provides a nostalgic trip back to Christmases past. Sauve compiled letters to Santa using his son, Bailey (now age 9) as a “sounding board.” Photo courtesy Evelyn Hoover, Santa image courtesy NAHA, cover and book design by Ariel Emery Butler.

“Letters to Santa Claus” was featured in the Northfield News for the first time on Dec. 20, 1902, with letters from second and third graders. The first one was from Verne C. Gilbert: “I want some games and some toys.” He also inquired, “Do you come down the chimney? I want to know about you.”

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two air riful and two box of bulits,” along with moccasins, a sled, skates and a steamboat. Many children were concerned about the chimney, warning of fires and a slippery roof. One offered to clean the chimney out so Santa would not get dirty on his way down. Although “you are very fat,” Donald Moses assured Santa, “I think you can squeeze through.” In 1905, Harold Cole asked for a “rocky horse” so “I can go to California on it.” He told Santa to “be sure to bring me every thing in the store and I will give you any thing you want.” Laura Partlow’s concern was, “Oh Santa we haven’t any snow in Northfield. I am afraid you will have to come in an auto.” (One wonders if she had seen the fourth – and last – car Lincoln Fey had built in Northfield during 1904 and 1905, before giving up due to lack of financial support.) Unusually warm weather in 1910 prompted Claire Revier to warn Santa of “poor sleighing,” so “Come in your aviator.” In 1912, Marjorie Revier asked for a new head for her doll from last Christmas,

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Sauve noted that in the next era, “The Great War, 1917-1918,” children had become aware of World War I accounts of suffering children in Belgium and France. The Dec. 7, 1917, Northfield News announced that Santa was prepared to “bring joy to the youngsters Christmas Eve,” in spite of the war, but “Let’s not forget to be modest in our requests this year as Santa has some heavy back orders to fill among the boys and girls in Europe whose papas are in the trenches or have answered the last call.” A week later, Eva Winn wrote Santa, “I am glad you are going along again I thoght you would not because of the war… I thoght the

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because “its eyes have fallen out,” while Hugh Drentlaw wanted a gun, “so I can hunt rabbits. I seen lots of rabbits.” Pearl Miller had a long request list in 1914, including the one used in the title: “Mama wants hat pins, Papa, one mule.” And in 1916, Mabel DeMann reminded Santa that she has a little sister who has “never seen Christmas yet. Don’t forget her.” George Ebling, who said he was eight years old and “Mamma’s only boy” from “a few miles west of Dundas,” wrote, “Please bring me just pie this Christmas. I love pie and lots of it.”

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germans would shoot you for an enemy…” She asked him not to forget the girls and boys in countries at war.

haven’t got the flu,“ before asking for a ball, sled, candy and nuts and “a game or two.”

On Dec. 21, the News printed a letter to the editor from Santa (“in a hurry” from the North Pole). Santa assured everyone that “Mrs. Santa is working hard for the war children, to make up for the loss of home and papa, brother or uncle, by bringing Christmas happiness. So if anyone of my little folks are disappointed and do not get all their heart’s desires, maybe they can be happy in knowing that their playthings have gone to make Belgian and French children happy.” He added this P.S.: “Guess I’ll use my new aeroplane this year. This thaw makes it bad for my reindeers.”

In the next era, “Roaring Times: 1919-1928,” Sauve noted that with radio and mass marketing of silent movies, children started to ask for things having to do with aviator Charles Lindbergh or with silent film stars like Charlie Chaplin. Among other requests from the 1920s: Milton Donald Blesener sensibly asked for “a real watch not one that says 8:30 all the time,” Helen McCallum (who told Santa her “doggie” Buster died last week) wanted another dog “that looks just like he did,” and Maxine Godberson wondered if the reason she did not get a sleeping doll last year was because “I was a naughty girl for biting my finger nails,” a habit she told Santa she has conquered.

The Armistice of Nov. 11, 1918, ended World War I, but the Christmas season that followed was far from normal because of fears of a flu epidemic. (Sauve said St. Olaf lost four students to influenza about a week after the Armistice.) The Northfield News tried to reassure its readers on Dec. 6: “Now that the world war is over, Santa Claus is on the job with a bigger stock of toys than ever before…The influenza ban will not prevent the delivery of Santa Claus letters and this year prompt service is assured as aeroplane mail delivery is available.” Then, on Dec. 20, the News commented on what a strange Christmas it was, with “old man influenza” and Santa Claus “running in close competition for the attention of people throughout the country.” Large gatherings were banned, so there were no church services and no Sunday School festivities. Children wrote their requests to Santa, as usual. Margaret DeWolf, age 7, asked for new shoes, a trunk and a little lamp for her bedroom and said, “but be sure to save lots of things” for “the poor war orphans.” Wayne Palon, age 6, started his letter with “I hope you

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In 1926, Arnold Pleschourt, age 8, wrote to Santa, “Some of the children try to tell me there is no Santa Claus, but I know better and I believe in him: I wish he could come down here and see me. I would like to see the reindeer and the Eskimos.” He asked for a sled, train and jackknife. “Hard Times, 1929-1940” of the Depression followed. Still, the Northfield News of Dec. 20, 1929, reported that “Santa was in fine fettle when he stepped out of his airplane on Bridge Square Tuesday afternoon” and he was followed in and out of stores “by a crowd of happy youngsters.” Although children of this era asked for many of the usual toys, Sauve told me that, “especially in the ’30s when sound films come about,” the children were “fascinated by radio and movie stars,” such as space character Buck Rogers, singing cowboy Roy Rogers and child actress Shirley Temple, who were “celebrities that appeal to children.”

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Sometimes children couldn’t help writing to Santa about the behavior of their siblings. In 1937, Mary Ann Kruegel told Santa that her brother George “hasn’t been any better than last year so don’t bring him too much.” In 1939, Charles Stroebel III requested “a desk of my own too that will lock up so Florence Ann can’t take things from it.” The final era covered in the book was “World War II, 19411945.” Sauve said that while during World War I youngsters were telling Santa not to forget the children affected by war abroad, “Now these children are writing because they have a family member who is serving, whether it’s the Pacific theater or European theater.” Some examples: “…don’t forget our brother Eldred in Iceland and all the other soldiers and sailors;” “Don’t forget my Uncle Lester who is on a ship on the ocean someplace;” “Please don’t forget my daddy in the South Pacific;” “Please take my brother, Don, something. He is near Manila. Hope you find him.” But the children abroad are not forgotten. As one child wrote, “Please give some toys and food and clothes to the boys and girls in the countries where the war is.” Of course, “especially for the boys,” Sauve said, the World War II years created an interest in asking for “rat-a-tat machine guns.”

from the war. The fulfillment of Lyle Norman Otte’s request of Santa came about in a most unusual manner (see accompanying story on the next page). The Northfield News continued to publish letters to Santa through 2005. Sauve summed it up: “As one might expect, children of the late 1950s and 1960s clamored for space age toys while those of the later 20th century desired toys based on popular television, movie and video game characters.” Sauve told me he received an e-mail from a St. Olaf student who was volunteering with others at a local care center. The student said that Dear Santa was being used as part of cognitive memory programs. Students would read some of the letters to Santa aloud and ask senior citizens, “Now what do you remember about Christmases past?” Sauve finds this use of his book very rewarding. At the end of the book is an alphabetical index of letter writers, from Harold Anderson to George Zanmiller, so that readers might “recognize family names or individuals who later made their mark in the community,” as Sauve wrote. Sauve also wrote that he hoped that “this little volume will provide a joyous reflection of Christmases past as well as a richer understanding of the child’s spirit that resides within each of us.” Dear Santa is available at the Northfield Historical Society Museum Store, 408 Division St., for $9.95. If you buy the first three books in the Northfield History Series, you can get Dear Santa free. The other books are Pioneer Women by Jeff Sauve, The Lyceum by Susan Hvistendahl and Electric Theater by Carol Donelan. All are available for online purchase at northfieldhistory.org. Historic illustrations courtesy Northfield Historical Society and the Northfield News.

As always, the children came up with some uncommon requests. In 1942, Kathryn R. Hanson asked for “a real live puppy who will stay little. Do you think you could find one for me?” She gave her phone number and had hopes that anyone who knew of such a puppy would tell Santa. Gifts for pets were also desired: “Can you bring my kitty a new tail?” asked one, and another said, “My kitty would like some liver.” Also in 1942, Donny Peterson wanted a “zoot suit” which could be made to fit him (“I’m kind of small”). One aspiring musician asked for “a four piece swing band.” On Dec. 6, 1945, with the war over, the Northfield News wrote about memorial services for Gold Star servicemen of St. Olaf. The story reported that 49 students had “made the supreme sacrifice since Dec. 7, 1941.” While mindful of all who had perished, Northfield prepared for a peacetime Christmas. On Dec. 20, the News published more letters to Santa, including one from a boy whose father had not yet returned

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“Who Says There Isn’t a Santa Claus?” “While entertaining some doubts as to the ability of a 3½-year-old to drive an ‘Elmer Challmers tractor,’ the editor of The News forwarded Lyle’s request to the AllisChalmers Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee, Wis., largest establishment in its field in the world.” A reply came in the mail from Walter Geist, President, who said he was giving the editor “the pleasure of acting as Santa Claus” by sending a scale model tractor. “All during the war Photo courtesy Lyle Otte. we were stopped from making these models, but his plea was so genuine that I am sending him my own office model, and I hope that you get as much pleasure in acting as the go-between for this boy’s Santa Claus as I am in making this possible.” This “Letter to Santa” appeared in the Dec. 20, 1945, Northfield News. On Dec. 27, the newspaper reported on what happened next, with the headline, “Who Says There Isn‘t a Santa Claus?”:

I located Lyle Otte, a retired high school social studies teacher, in Decorah, Iowa. He is a graduate of Northfield High School (1960) and St. Olaf (1965). Otte told me that in 1945 he was living with his mother

and grandparents on a rented farm near Nerstrand while his father Gerald was away with the U.S. Army postal service in France. After his father returned in 1946, the family moved to Northfield and his father commuted to work for the air mail service at Wold-Chamberlain airport in Minneapolis. While Otte has no memory of writing the 1945 letter to Santa (he suspects his mother helped him write it), he has heard how “flabbergasted” his mother was when she heard about the gift. He does remember stopping off at a Federated Store to buy a new pair of blue overalls for a picture taken on Jan. 5, 1946, with Northfield News editor Herman Roe when the tractor arrived. And he has a “partial memory” from about the same age when his “special attachment” to his grandfather Norman Gregerson’s Allis-Chalmers tractor almost ended in tragedy. He said, “I climbed up on the tractor, parked on a hill.” Somehow he released the brake, causing the tractor to start to roll down the hill. “Grandpa came running and jumped on the tractor, pulled the brake lever and managed to stop it.” Perhaps Santa Claus was looking out for him.

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

cannonriverwinery.com, 507/263-7400 Wine Club with a Book Problem – Th, Dec. 19, 6-8pm – This month’s book is Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte. Read, drink great wine and enjoy wonderful conversation. There is a $10 pre-registration fee to participate each month. Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota – crossingsatcarnegie.com, 507/732-7616 Classes in the arts for preschoolers through adults. Fused Glass Plates – Dec. 7, 9am-12pm – Make three colorful fused glass plates – functional, decorative or both – from pre-cut clear squares of glass. Connie Beckers will guide participants in the use of color, style and wow factor. No glass cutting experience required. Plates will be kiln fired and ready for pick up in approximately three weeks. Just Food Co-op, Northfield – 507/650-0106 Mondays: Knitting Night, 7-9pm, 507/645-6331 Lakeville Area Arts Center – 952/985-4640 Find art-related classes for at lakevilleareaartscenter.com Northfield Arts Guild – 507/645-8877 Art and Wine Night: Visual Illusions – Dec. 6, 6-9pm – Enjoy an evening with Dar Brooks sipping wine and then go home with a wonderful painting. Learn how to create good design using depth as you create color textured illusions with watercolor and acrylic. $20 members, $25 nonmembers, $8 materials. Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center – Children’s Circle Class (ages 3-9), Sundays, 3-4pm. Children and their parents

meditate, do yoga and learn about Buddhism in a fun, peaceful atmosphere of exploration. Everyone welcome. Northfield Dance Academy – Northfielddance.com, 507/6454068.

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First Steps Early Literacy Center, Mon, Fri, Sat, 10-12pm Patty Cake Infant Lapsit, Tue, 10-11am Toddler Rhyme Time, Wed, 9:30 and 10:30am Preschool Story & Craft Time, Thu, 10-11am Lego Club, Thu, 3-5pm Poetry Patch with St. Olaf Students, Sat., bi-weekly, 12-1pm Job Seeker Help En Español – Dec. 5, 19, 26, 11am-1pm – Lorna Mendez, a Minnesota Workforce Center Job Placement Specialist, is available to meet with job seekers. Sessions are conducted en español. Contemporary Women Writers Book Group – Dec. 17, 7-8pm – staff member Joan Ennis leads this book group. Northfield Senior Center – northfieldseniorcenter.org 507/664-3700. Programs for active older adults in a premier fitness facility with an indoor pool and certified fitness instructors. Bike club, hiking trips, ping pong, nutrition talks, art classes, writing classes, card groups, dining center, fitness classes and more. Northfield Yarn – 507/645-1330 – Northfield Yarn – 507/6451330 – Open Stitching, Thursdays, 6-8pm at Northfield Yarn. Bring a project and share in the fun. Free. Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault – 507/332-7372 Find art-related classes for kids and adults at paradisecenterforthearts.org Fused Glass Ornaments for Kids – Dec. 7, 10am-12:30pm – Learn about glass fusing and have fun creating three holiday ornaments. Use fusible glass, confetti, stringers and frit balls. This class open to ages seven and up, no previous experience necessary. Instructed by Dale Brown. $17.50 members, $22.50 nonmembers, $15 materials. River Bend Nature Center, Faribault, 507/332-7151 – Classes and activities at rbnc.org. Winter in the Woods – Dec. 21, 10-11am – Join intern naturalist Adam Tait on an easy one-hour hike around River Bend. Visit the prairies, ponds and forest to learn about how everything from hummingbirds to painted turtles handle the Minnesota winter. Dress in layers and meet at the Interpretive Center. Warm up after the hike with coffee, hot cocoa or tea. $2/person or $6/family, free for River Bend members.

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620 So. Water St, Northfield, MN 55057, 507/645-2300, carbonesnorthfield.com, Mon-Sat 11-1am, Sun 11am to midnight. Family friendly sports bar. Monthly and daily food and beverage specials. 2-for-1 happy hour daily, 11am-7pm, 10pm-12am. Half-price appetizers Mon-Fri 3-7pm. Castle Rock N Roll Bar and Grill – 27798 Chippendale Ave

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

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Fireside Lounge and Supper Club – 37540 Goodhue Ave., Dennison

507/645-9992 • firesidelounge.net – Tu-Su 10am-close, closed Mon. A menu to satisfy all tastes, from burgers and sandwiches to steaks and shrimp dinners. Friday night fish special, Saturday night prime rib special and Sat/Sun breakfast specials. Like FiresideLoungeSupperClub on Facebook and receive a coupon for a free appetizer – limited time offer. Kildahl Park Pointe������������������23 Know How Brewshop���������������� 4 KYMN Radio���������������������������42 L&M Bar and Grill�������������������45 Lakeville Area Arts Center�������35 Landmark Homes���������������������17 Larson’s Printing����������27, 33, 44 Left Field������������������������������������ 8 Millstream Commons���������������31 Mr. JST Technology Consulting����������26 Nest Midwest����������������������������30 The Nook & Cranny������������������� 5 Northfield Area Summit on Climate Change����������������15 Northfield Arts Guild����������������18 Northfield ArtsTown������������������� 7 Northfield Construction Company��������������������������������22 Northfield Dance Academy������14 Northfield Lines������������������������44 Northfield Liquor Store������������12 Northfield Olive Oils & Vinegars�����������������������������27 Northfield Retirement Community����������������������������13 Northfield Yarn�������������������������27 Northfield Youth Choirs����������� 11 Northfield Winter Walk����������� front banner Northfield Wish List�����������������24 Paper Petalum���������������������������25 Paradise Center for the Arts������� 5

Pink Posh Boutique������������������26 Prairie Pond Vineyard and Winery������������������������������� 9 Prairie’s Edge Humane Society� 11 Professional Pride Realty����������� 8 Quality Bakery��������������������������14 Quarterback Club���������������������36 Ragstock�����������������������������������25 Ranchero Supper Club�������������39 The Rare Pair����������������������������41 The Reiland Team�������inside front Riverwalk Market Fair�������������31 St. Olaf Bookstore��������������10, 20 Santa Claus�������������������������������25 Schmidt Homes Remodeling���10 The Secret Attic������������������������31 Shattuck St. Mary’s�������������������� 5 Sister���������������������������inside back The Sketchy Artist��������������������26 Sons of Norway������������������������14 studio elements�������������������������27 Geralyn Thelen, Artist���������������� 7 Tagg2����������������������������������������31 Tandem Bagels�������������������������18 Trinity Wellness������������������������48 The Urban Cottage��������������������� 4 Vohs Floors��������������������������������� 4 Welcome Services��������������������48 Winjum’s Shady Acres ­Restaurant and Resorts����������34 Witt Bros., Service, Inc������������45 Barbara Zaveruha, Artist������������ 7

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

fresh flowers or sit in our cozy lounge. A full menu including appetizers, rustic flatbread pizzas, salads, soups, entrees, steaks, fresh seafood, sandwiches and gourmet desserts. Reservations available. Quality Bakery and Coffee Shop

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Northfield • 507/664-0400 Mon-Fri, 6am-10pm, Sat-Sun 7am-10pm – Cozy bistro atmosphere serving unique appetizers and sandwiches. Coffee drinks, wine and beer specialties.

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

Hogan Brothers

Quarterback Club

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Ranchero Supper Club

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Tandem Bagels

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The HideAway Coffeehouse & Wine Bar – 421 Division St.,

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415 Division St., Northfield • 645-6653 • Sun-Tue 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri and Sat 9 a.m.-10 p.m. – Hot hoagies since 1991. Also soup, sandwiches, Espresso, gourmet coffee and ice cream. J. Grundy’s Rueb ‘N’ Stein

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

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37592 Goodhue Ave., Dennison 507/645-6666 • Tue-Thu 4pm-2am, Fri-Sun 12pm-2am – American (Traditional), Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches. Nightly specials include Wednesday-Baby Back Ribs; ThursdaySpecialty Pasta; Friday-Fish Fry; Saturday-King Cut Prime Rib. L&M Bar & Grill

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224 Railway St. N, Dundas • 507/645-8987 – Great burgers, cold beer, pizza, breakfast cooked to order and daily lunch & dinner specials. The friendly place to go in Dundas. Mandarin Garden Restaurant – 107 East 4th St., Northfield

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

olestorerestaurant.com • 507/786-9400 – Mon-Th 11am-9pm, Fri/ Sat 11am-10pm (breakfast: Sat 7am-12pm, Sun 7am-1pm) – Contemporary dining with neighborhood charm. Relax at a table with linens and

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

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

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

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

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17759 177th St W, Faribault, on Roberds Lake winjumsbarandgrill.com – Tue-Sun 11am, Fri and Sat open until 1am. Kitchen open until 10pm. – This bar and grill restaurant at Winjum’s Shady Acres Resort has a great view of Roberds Lake near Faribault and is open for lunch and dinner year round. Burgers, salads, sandwiches and pastas. Featuring fish, ribs and steaks. Friday fish fry and Saturday prime rib special.

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