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Contents

Galleries......................................2 Theater .......................................4 Sports ..........................................4 your source for Northfield-area happenings since 2005

Vol. 7, Issue 11

November 2011 17 Bridge Square Northfield, MN 55057

507/663-7937 neg@northfieldguide.com Publisher: Rob Schanilec By All Means Graphics Advertising: info@northfieldguide.com or 507/663-7937 Contributors: Felicia Crosby Susan Hvistendahl Locallygrownnorthfield.org Northfield.org Northfield Music Collective Online: at northfieldguide.com! A flippin’ cool digital edition, downloadable PDF, archives and content submission form.

Happenings .............5-18, 22-27 Special Advertiser Section: Shopping Opener ........ 19-21 Clubs, Classes & More ........33 Dining ......................................34 Advertisers’ Index ................34 Historic Happenings ..... 35-36 Just Curious: West Side Story.............. 38-40 November Gigs ....................... 40 Regional Happenings..............40 On the Cover:

The Northfield Arts Guild Theater’s production, Little Women, opens Nov. 4. Take the Little Women quiz on page 28 and send in your answers for a chance for an Arts Guild Theater season ticket! Deadline is Nov. 7. Cover photo by Tania Legvold Photography

Grand Re-Opening Party Saturday, November 12 festivities @ 8pm drink specials, giveaways and music 307 South Water Street, Northfield, MN 507-301-3611

Shattuck-St. Mary’s Arts Events Greg Herriges & Telluric Currents Thursday, November 10, 2011 • 7:30 pm

A world music mix of original and traditional world music on guitar, voice and bouzouki that blends Eastern and Western cultures. www.gregherriges.com • Adults $15/Students $9 •

Jevetta Steele Thursday, December 8, 2011 • 7:30 pm

A musical tour de force, Jevetta Steele sings jazz, gospel, R&B, classic show tunes and opera! www.thesteelesmusic.com • Adults $15/Students $9 •

All performances in Historic Newhall Auditorium, Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, Faribault, MN. Tickets and order information, call 507-333-1620 ext. 2. Call for group rates.

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ArtOrg – Switzer’s Nursery, 26601 Chippendale Ave.

Paradise Center for the Arts

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321 Central Ave., Faribault • 507/332-7372 paradisecenterforthearts.org Tu/W/F/Sa noon-5pm, Th noon-8pm, Su/M closed. Annual Member’s Show – through Nov. 12 (in the Boardroom Gallery) – a tradition that dates back to the Faribault Art Center, forerunner of the Paradise Center for the Arts visual arts programming.

Eclectic Goat – 418 Division St. • 507/786-9595 Tu/W 10-5, Th 10-7, F/Sa 10-5, Su 12-4 More than 120 artists represented. “A shop where...ART RULES!”

The Flaten Art Museum/ Dittmann Center 1520 St. Olaf Ave. • 507/646-3556 • stolaf.edu/depts/art/ M/Tu/W/F 10am-5pm, Th until 8, Sa/Su 2-5pm, closed for Thanksgiving, Nov. 23-27. Earth, Water, Fire – Through Dec. 11 – the exhibit is based on 101 vases from Jingdezhen, China’s porcelain capital, and includes works from the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Illustrated lecture: Nov. 1, 7pm. Ceramist Steve Young Lee will talk about his work and how Chinese porcelain has influenced it. Photographer Leslie Schulz will also exhibit.

Life Stories by Christine Tulgren – through Nov. 12 – contemporary, abstract paintings that require research and follow a storyline.

Northfield Arts Guild

507/222-4342 or 4669 • http://go.carleton.edu/museum M-W 11am-6pm, Th-F 11am-10pm; Sa-Su noon-4pm Seeing is Knowing: the Universe – through Nov. 16: contemporary art, historical books, photographs, charts and scientific visualizations, considering the powerful role of vision and the visual in exploring celestial realms. Artists and scientists offer fresh perspectives on astronomy and give new life to poetic celestial metaphors. Artists: Russell Crotty, Matthew Cusic, Tristin Lowe, Aspen Mays, Chris McCaw, Ethan Murow, Katie Paterson, Carol Prusa, Linda Rossi, Christina Seely, Aaron Stefan, and The League of Imaginary Scientists.

304 Division St. • 507/645-8877 • www.northfieldartsguild.org M-F 10-5 SYNERGY – Nov. 2-Dec. 2 – four Northfield artists come together to exhibit their work: wood and mixed media works by Reese Gaertner, ceramics by Donovan Palmquist and Colleen Riley, and prints by Jan Shoger. Sponsored by First National Bank. Opening Reception: Nov. 11, 7-9pm. Gallery Talk: Nov. 15, 7-8pm. In the Members’ Room: Expressions of the Inner Self – Nov. 2Dec. 2 – Pearl Tait mixes acrylic paints with various materials to build rich hues and develop unusual textures on the surfaces of her abstract paintings. Opening Reception: Nov. 11, 7-9pm.

Northfield Arts Guild at Allina Clinic 1440 Jefferson Rd. M-T 7-8, F 7-7, Sa 9-3 Todd Jacobs’ Photos – through Nov. 30 – Most images in this exhibition were taken in Minnesota; Jacobs often takes photographs while walking in state parks or the woods.

Northfield Senior Center Gallery 1651 Jefferson Pkwy. • 507/664-3700 northfieldseniorcenter.org M-F 7am-8pm, Sat 7am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm Photography by Beret Griffith and Stained Glass by Lucky Rimpila – through Nov. 20 Senior Open – Nov. 21-Dec. 26 – works of 25 regional artists, ages 50 and up.

Creatively Connected S.C. Rolf – ceramics, Arlene Rolf – fiber and Marcus Moller pastels in the Vranesh Boardroom Gallery – Opening Reception: Nov. 18, 5-7pm.

Perlman Teaching Museum Weitz Center for Creativity

Middle School: Photographs by John Schott – through Nov. 16 – long-time Cinema and Media Studies professor documents the Northfield Middle School as the building awaits transformation into the Weitz Center for Creativity.

Studio Elements 16 Bridge Square 507/786-9393 • studioelements.net Now open weekly: Th 10am-8pm, F/Sa 10am-5pm, Su 12-4pm. Fine art, unique gifts and fun junk.

swag – 423 Division St. • 507/663-8870 Tu-Sa, 10am-5pm Collaborative sculptures by Colleen Riley and Mary Closner. Windows on Paradise Art Gallery 904 Division St. So. • 507/645-5563 Landscapes and inspirational art by Mark Daehlin. Viewings by appointment.

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See our wonderful display of local Northfield art. Featured artist: Riki Kölbl Nelson On display through December 31.

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SPORTS Here are the home games… Tuesday, November 1

HOCKEY – St. Olaf Men’s vs. U18 Norwegian National Team, 7:30pm

Theater M*A*S*H*

HOCKEY – St. Olaf Men’s vs. Concordia, 7:30pm

Nov. 3-5, 7:30pm Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Directed by Palmer Huff. Based on a book by Richard Hooker, the story is set in wartime Korea at the U.S. mobile Army surgical hospital. The dramatic comedy brings to life the characters of Hawkeye, Hot Lips, Radar and many others as they face the tragedy and triumph of life at the 4077. Tickets: $13 adults, $8 children 12 and under.

Saturday, November 12

Little Women

Saturday, November 5

CROSS COUNTRY – High School State Tournament at St. Olaf HOCKEY – St. Olaf Women’s vs. Bethel, 2pm Friday, November 11

FOOTBALL – St. Olaf vs. Concordia, 1pm HOCKEY – St. Olaf Men’s vs. Concordia, 2pm Tuesday, November 15

BASKETBALL – St. Olaf Men’s vs. Bethany Lutheran, 7pm Friday, November 18

HOCKEY – St. Olaf Men’s vs. Hamline, 7:30pm Saturday, November 19

HOCKEY – St. Olaf Women’s vs. Hamline, 7:30pm Tuesday, November 29

HOCKEY – Raiders Boys vs. Bloomington Kennedy, 7:30pm

Nov. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 7:30pm; Nov. 6, 12-13, 20, 2pm Northfield Arts Guild Theater Louisa May Alcott’s wonderful story of four sisters growing up during the Civil War has been fascinating and capturing the imaginations of readers since its first publication in 1868. This musical, which opened on Broadway in 2005, is marvelously adapted from the book and features wonderfully engaging music. Meet Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth as they explore the world, their imaginations, and the reality of growing up. Directed by Mishia Burns Edwards. The Nov. 18 performance will be ASL interpreted for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Nov. 19 performance will be audio described for those who are blind or visually impaired. Tickets: $15, $10 students and seniors. Under Milk Wood

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Nov. 11-12, 17-18, 7:30pm; Nov. 13, 6pm; Nov. 19, 2 and 8pm Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf Under Milk Wood is Dylan Thomas’ love poem to a small Welsh village – much like the ones in which he grew up. It takes place in one night and day and in ways both comic and moving, exploring the sleeping and waking dreams of the citizens of the village. It is an explosion of wonderfully musical language, insightful and non-judgmental observation and a delightful and surprising night in the theater. Directed by Gary Gisselman. West Side Story

Nov. 4-6, 11-13; F/Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm Northfield High School Auditorium Leonard Bernstein’s classic of American musical theater, West Side Story is one of the most famous, challenging and artistically rewarding pieces ever written. Think Romeo and Juliet set in the gang-ridden New York Streets of the late ’50s. Think dance and music revolutionary for its time, still stunning today. Tickets: $8 adults, $6 students.

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HAPPENINGS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 Illustrated Lecture: Steve Young Lee 7pm

Dittmann 305, St. Olaf In conjunction with the Earth, Wind, Fire exhibit. See galleries page. World Film Series: Vinterland and Bawke • 7pm Steve Young Lee

Viking Theater, St. Olaf Vinterland and Bawke deal with current political themes from a human point of view, and give insight to the personal dilemmas of people on the run and refugees in Norway.

Julia Watkin Memorial Kierkegaard Lecture • 7pm

Buntrock Commons Valhalla Room, St. Olaf Lecture by Professor Poul Lubcke from the University of Copenhagen titled Kierkegaard, Climacus and the famous dictum “Subjectivity is Truth. Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30-10pm

The Contented Cow Every Tuesday night show up with your unplugged instrument of choice and jam – or just show up and listen! Karaoke • 9-12pm

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Posing Paws Benefit for the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

The Contented Cow A gathering of musicians and listeners in a relaxed, informal setting. Along with the music enjoy conversation, camaraderie and perhaps even a few Irish dance steps! Alison Rae • 9:30-11pm

The Contented Cow Northfield-based musician “whose voice and songs come at you with all the power and hype of a falling snowflake…her talent has instantly hushed a room.” – Jim Walesch, Minnpost. Voted the Entertainment Guide’s No. 1 musician of 2010. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 Creation of Fort Ridgely • 7pm

Rice County Historical Society Museum, Faribault Roger Breckenridge presents on the beginnings of Fort Ridgely, from its conception to construction. Through the use of images, the audience will be taken on a visual tour, shown and told about landmarks and events, leading to the creation and building of the fort. Refreshments will be served following the program. Admission: $2 non-members, free for members. Reservations encouraged. 507/332-2121 for more information. Northfield Crisis Pregnancy Center 2011 Benefit • 7-9pm

Buntrock Commons Black and Gold Room, St. Olaf With special guest Michael Pierce Donley of Triple Espresso. 507/645-7638 or event@northfieldpc.org for more information.

“Spay-ghetti” Dinner 5-7pm • November 17th Northfield Eagles Club Tickets: $6 advance, $7 door call: 507-334-7117 An authentic Italian dinner to raise funds for our community spay-neuter programs.

All proceeds go to support the animals who are at the shelter waiting for their forever homes.

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HAPPENINGS Thursday, Nov. 3, continued Theater: M*A*S*H* • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page.

Occasional Jazz and Fang Tango • 5-8pm

The Contented Cow Mainstream classic jazz of Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck and others in the same style. Theater: West Side Story • 7:30pm

Little Women

Northfield High School Auditorium See theater page.

Panel Discussion: Revolution in the Arab World • 7:30pm

Weitz Center for Creativity 236, Carleton “Perspective on the Arab Spring” will focus on the role of music, social media, film and literature in shaping the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa.

Theater: Little Women • 7:30pm Tanya Legvold Photography

Karaoke • 8-10pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page. Agnes A Cappella • 7:30pm

620 Grill Guest Recital: Flutist Leone Buyse • 8:15pm

Lion’s Pause, St. Olaf St. Olaf’s 12-voice female a cappella music ensemble.

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf

Theater: M*A*S*H* • 7:30pm

Mark Mraz • 8:30-11pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page.

The Tavern Lounge Forget about life for awhile with the piano man. From Billy Joel to Kermit the Frog – Mraz tickles the ivories and entertains requests from the audience.

Marty Anderson and the Goods • 8-11:30pm

The Tavern Lounge The “Goods” music is a blend of Americana and country alternative sound with lots of Bob Dylan. They do some glam-era adaptations that totally rock, as well as new music like Wilco and Ryan Adams.

DJ Music • 10pm-12am

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Stone Soup • 8:30pm-12am

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 Three Links Holiday Harvest Bazaar • 8am-7pm

Friendship Lodge First of a two-day event.

The Contented Cow A hearty broth of rock and blues from a time when it hit you in the chest and lifted you straight up. Breathe the air, stir the pot, share the wine and start feeling fine! Fox & Coyote • 9-11pm

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HAPPENINGS Friday, Nov. 4, continued Karaoke

Rueb ‘N’ Stein • 9pm Castle Rock and Roll • 9pm Jesse James Lanes • 10pm Giraffes Love Dinosaurs 11pm-1am Giraffes Love Dinosaurs

620 Grill

Bagels and Birds • 8:30-9:30am

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault Join a naturalist in the comfort of the building to observe bird (and other) visitors to the backyard feeding area. Help with ID, fun facts, binoculars, guidebooks and conversation will make this a great way to start the day! Enjoy coffee and bagels in a relaxed atmosphere while saying a winter’s goodbye to some species. Free and open to all ages.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Preschool Nature Play • 9:30am-12pm

Three Links Holiday Harvest Bazaar • 8am-3pm

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault Bring your preschoolers for a morning of fun. There will be activities to do on your own or join a naturalist for an organized activity. Come and go when it is convenient for you. This month’s theme is All About Deer. All preschool ages are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Registration not required.

Friendship Lodge Second of a two-day event.

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HAPPENINGS Saturday, Nov. 5, continued Walking History and Nature Tour • 1-3pm

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault Walk to far reaches of the nature center and explore the geologic and human historic sights with a naturalist. See signs of the past ice age, foundations of many Regional Center farm buildings, cemeteries, rock quarries and other remnants of the past. Dress to hike several miles outside in the changeable weather of late fall. Not suitable for strollers. Free. Daniel Switch • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Acoustic cover artist. Guitar ballads. Ladies Day • 1-5pm

Castle Rock and Roll Bar and Grill Free wine tasting and shopping. Dance: Fresh Space • 2pm

Dittmann Center, Wagner/Bundgaard Studio One, St. Olaf A student-run, student-performed production of completed dances and works in progress, ranging from international folk dances to hip-hop to ballet to modern. Peter Diggins and Friends • 5-7pm

The Contented Cow Electric guitar with friends: drums, bass, keys. Music for toast and beyond.

Carnegie Concert: Lars Skjervheim Spelemannslag • 7pm

Northfield Public Library The St. Olaf hardanger fiddle ensemble, under the direction of Andrea Een, performs. Coffee and dessert at 7pm, music at 7:30pm. Diwali Celebration

Lion’s Pause, St. Olaf Celebrate the Hindu festival of lights with prayers, dance and music performances, skits and a fashion show. Dinner will be served by Kurry Kabab. Contact Shivani Sethi, sethi@stolaf.edu for ticket information. Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra • 7pm

Northfield United Methodist Church Conductor Paul Niemisto presents Nearby Stars with violinist Dr. Mark Bjork and organist Dr. Gregory Peterson. Theater: West Side Story • 7:30pm

Northfield High School Auditorium See theater page. Theater: Little Women • 7:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page. Theater: M*A*S*H* • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See theater page.

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Optimum Trajectory • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow Twin Cities-based jazz quintet doing innovative, exciting renditions of jazz standards and original music – and they donate their tips to area charities so show your appreciation. Margo Brievik (bass), Tim McNamara (guitar), Garth Anderson (drums), Ann Potter (vocals), Ira Adelman (sax), Steve Hillson (brass).

DJ Music

Castle Rock and Roll • 9pm Rueb ‘N’ Stein SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6 Daniel Switch • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Acoustic cover artist. Guitar ballads. Theater: Little Women • 2pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

Relativity • 8-11:30pm

The Tavern Lounge Voted one of Northfield’s best bands, this trio plays music from popular artists such as Missy Higgins and the Avett Brothers as well as classic rock tunes by bands like Fleetwood Mac and John Mellencamp to such varied artists as the Indigo Girls, Damien Rice and Sarah McLachlan. Sit back and enjoy power harmonies by twin sisters Linda Wilson and Sandy Jensen (who also adds mandolin, harmonica and percussion) and solid guitar and bluesy vocals by Toby Jensen.

Theater: West Side Story • 2pm Little Women

Northfield High School Auditorium See theater page.

Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra • 3pm

St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church Conductor Paul Niemisto presents Nearby Stars with violinist Dr. Mark Bjork and organist Dr. Gregory Peterson. Music of von Weber, Mozart, Reinberger.

Open House Wednesday, November 9th • 5:00-7:30pm Local artist and muralist Rafael Estrella will unveil his latest work, “Fit for Adventure”. The public is invited to meet the artist, tour the studio and get demonstrations of kettle bells, TRX, battling ropes and more from current Forza! clients. Forza! 509 Professional Drive, Northfield, MN forzafit.com

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HAPPENINGS Sunday, Nov. 6, continued

Karaoke • 9-12pm

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Choral Day Concert • 4pm

Skoglund Center, St. Olaf Featuring dozens of regional school and church choirs. Conducted by Anton Armstrong. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7 Anton Armstrong

District Band Concert • 7-10pm

High School Gym

Multe • 7:30-10:30pm

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Mural Unveiling Open House • 5-7:30pm

Forza!, 509 Professional Dr. Local artist and muralist Rafael Estrella will unveil his latest work, “Fit for Adventure” at the fitness studio, Forza!. Meet the artist, tour the studio and get demonstrations of kettle bells, TRX, battling ropes and more from current Forza! clients. Photographer Leslie Schulz will also have images on display.

The Contented Cow Great traditional Nordic music for your listening pleasure.

Traditional Irish Music Session 7-9pm

The Contented Cow A gathering of musicians and listeners in a relaxed, informal setting. Along with the music, enjoy conversation, camaraderie and perhaps even a few Irish dance steps!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 World Film Series: The Edge of Heaven • 7pm

Viking Theater, St. Olaf The Edge of Heaven (Fatih Akin, 2007) interweaves the stories of two generations, transformed as they travel back and forth between Germany and Turkey.

Guest Recital: Nirmala Rajesekar 8:15pm

Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30-10pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf World renowned Carnatic veena virtuoso and educator of South Indian music.

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

Lisabeth Fauble • 10pm-12am

The Contented Cow

The Merlin Players Present

The Christmas Schooner Written by John Reeger with Music & Lyrics by Julie Shannon Directed by Julianna Skluzacek

The Christmas Schooner sails into the

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Marv Gohman • 8:30-11pm

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Festival of Centerpieces • 5-8pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault One-of-a-kind, hand-made holiday centerpieces will be on display and up for bid at this opening night reception. The silent auction runs through the Evening of Elegance, Nov. 12. Proceeds support the Paradise Center for the Arts. Free and open to the public. Fine Craft Collective Artist Reception • 5-8pm

310 Division St., Northfield An annual cooperative retail show of fine craft in Northfield – just in time for the holidays, Nov. 4-Dec. 24. Lecture: ARMS and AFA Fall Speaker Series 7pm

Viking Theater, St. Olaf Writer and performer Tim Z. Hernandes speaks as part of the American Racial and Multicultural Studies and Africa and the Americas Fall Speaker Series. Also Nov. 16. Acoustic Roots Music Series: Greg Herriges and Telluric Currents • 7:30pm

Shattuck-Saint Mary’s, Faribault A world music mix of original and traditional world music on guitar, voice and bouzouki that blends Eastern and Western cultures. www.gregherriges.com. Tickets: $15 adults, $9 students.

The Tavern Lounge Out of the Great North Woods of suburban Minneapolis/St. Paul comes a swaggering, foot-stompin’, heart-pumpin’ minstrel, laying waste to any instrument that comes within ten fingers of his sweaty reach. Furious fuddle and madcap mandolin struggle to punch holes in steel and guitars. Wailing harp winds up breathing hard. Has opened for notable artists including Los Lobos, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Proclaimers, All Green and many more; jammed with Lowen and Navarro; and sung with Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger. DJ Music • 10pm-12am

620 Grill FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 New Moon Trio • 5-7pm

The Contented Cow Here’s a taste of 100 years of popular tunes, random requests and spontaneous harmonies featuring Ross Currier on bass, Lance Heisler on drums and Justin London on guitar.

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Gro Sandvik (flute), Steinar Hannevold (oboe), Fredrik Fors (clarinet), Ilene Chanon (horn) and Per Hannevold (bassoon).

Karaoke • 8-10pm

620 Grill

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Guest Recital: The Bergen Woodwind Quintet • 7pm

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Karaoke

HAPPENINGS Friday, Nov. 11, continued Exhibit Opening Reception: SYNERGY and Expressions of the Inner Self • 7-9pm

Reese Gaertner SYNERGY exhibit

Northfield Arts Guild See galleries page.

Rueb ‘N’ Stein • 9pm Castle Rock and Roll • 9pm Jesse James Lanes • 10pm The Ted Pretzel Experience • 11pm-1am

The Contented Cow

Theater: West Side Story • 7:30pm

Northfield High School Auditorium See theater page.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Theater: Little Women • 7:30pm

Village on the Cannon Northfield teacher and former Minnesota state senator, Kevin Dahl, will talk on education in Northfield and statewide. Hosted by Barb Detttle and Gina Franklin.

AAUW Program Speaker: Kevin Dahl • 10am

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page. Theater: Under Milk Wood • 7:30pm

Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf See theater page.

Shopping Opener • 10am-5pm

Downtown Northfield He hunts. I shop. Stop in at participating businesses for in-store specials and to sign up for your chance to win prizes. See special advertiser section, pages 19-21.

Still Tickin’ • 7:30-10:30pm

The Contented Cow Ian Alexy • 8-11:30pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Singer/songwriter/guitarist Ian Alexy offers deft finger-picking, jazzy melodies and heart-warming tales of a well-traveled 20-something-yearold.

Theater: Little Women • 2 and 7:30pm

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

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HAPPENINGS Saturday, Nov. 12, continued Palestine Dinner • 5pm

St. John’s Lutheran Church Three-course Middle Eastern meal, plus live music, Dabkeh dancing and a presentation by professor Jennifer Loewenstein. $30 adults, $15 students. Proceeds go to Bright Stars of Bethlehem, a school for West Bank children. Jim Lenway • 5:30-7:30pm

The Contented Cow Inspired by the likes of The Byrds, The Beatles, James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel and John Denver, Lenway sings songs from the ’60s and ’70s accompanied by 6- and 12string guitar. He slips in some contemporary covers a la Cities 97 and he sometimes solicits far more talented friends to join him. Jivin’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing • 7-11pm

The Signature Bar and Grill, Faribault Classic acoustic swing, stellar vocals, hot licks, dancing, good food, no cover. www.jivinivanandthekingsofswing.com. Theater: Under Milk Wood • 7:30pm

Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf See theater page.

Theater: West Side Story • 7:30pm

Northfield High School Auditorium See theater page. Evening of Elegance • 7:30pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Dance with Bend in the River Big Band. Final bidding for the Festival of Centerpieces (bidding starts at the Festival of Centerpieces, Nov. 10). $25 members, $35 non-members. Froggy Bottoms Grand Re-Opening Party • 8pm

Froggy Bottoms Drink specials, giveaaways, music. Tom Nelson and Leonard McCracken • 8-11pm

The Contented Cow Art Vandalay • 8-11:30pm

The Tavern Lounge Americana/roots music. DJ Music

Castle Rock and Roll • 9pm Rueb ‘N’ Stein Kosmologie • 11pm-1am

The Contented Cow SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 Tim Patrick and his Blue Eyes Band • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Waltzes, swing and sombas. Guest Recital: Pianist Robert McDonald • 2pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Theater: West Side Story • 2pm

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HAPPENINGS Sunday, Nov. 13, continued Philharmonia Concert • 7:30pm

Boe Memorial Chapel, St. Olaf Conducted by Martin Hodel. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30-10pm

The Contented Cow Every Tuesday night show up with your unplugged instrument of choice and jam – or just show up and listen! Karaoke • 9-12pm

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The Contented Cow Great traditional Nordic music for your listening pleasure.

Lecture: ARMS and AFA Fall Speaker Series • 7pm

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 America Recycles Day Celebration • 3:30-8pm

River Bend Nature Center, Faribault Celebrate this nationally recognized day of recycling with River Bend. Bring your recyclable items and receive a free gift made out of recyclable materials. Visit www.rbnc.org/gogreen for a detailed list of accepted items. Tour the Eco-Market featuring products made from recycled materials from local vendors or purchase a rain barrel from the CRWP. Participate in the Aluminum Can Competition or learn how to make your own paper. Gallery Talk: SYNERGY • 7-8pm

Northfield Arts Guild See galleries page.

Viking Theater, St. Olaf Writer and performer Tim Z. Hernandes speaks as part of the American Racial and Multicultural Studies and Africa and the Americas Fall Speaker Series. Also Nov. 10. Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

The Contented Cow A gathering of musicians and listeners in a relaxed, informal setting. Along with the music enjoy conversation, camaraderie and perhaps even a few Irish dance steps!

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Carleton College Charity Benefit • 7pm-1am

The Contented Cow Early Music Singers/Collegium Musicum • 7:30pm

Boe Memorial Chapel, St. Olaf HAPPENINGS continued on page 22

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NEARBY STARS with Violinist Dr. Mark Bjork & Organist Dr. Gregory Peterson Saturday, November 5, Northfield United Methodist Church, 7:00pm

Sunday, November 6, St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church, Cannon Falls, 3:00pm Music of von Weber, Mozart, Reinberger See www.cvrorchestra.org for details about the programs, locations and ticket sales.

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Shopping Opener Downtown Northfield • Saturday, Nov. 12 • 10am-5pm Stop by participating downtown businesses for a chance to win fabulous prizes!

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Anna’s Closet • A Bag Lady • Bierman’s • The Eclectic Goat • Fashion Fair • Fine Threads • Glass Garden • The Measuring Cup • Monarch Gift Shop • Northfield Arts Guild Gift Shop • Northfield Yarn • Paper Petalum • The Rare Pair • Rooms by Tagg 2 • Sisters Ugly • The Sketchy Artist • studio elements • swag

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Shopping Opener Downtown Northfield • Saturday, Nov. 12 • 10am-5pm Stop by participating downtown businesses for a chance to win fabulous prizes!

Anna’s Closet • A Bag Lady • Bierman’s • The Eclectic Goat • Fashion Fair • Fine Threads • Glass Garden • The Measuring Cup • Monarch Gift Shop • Northfield Arts Guild Gift Shop • Northfield Yarn • Paper Petalum • The Rare Pair • Rooms by Tagg 2 • Sisters Ugly • The Sketchy Artist • studio elements • swag

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I Shop Therefore I Am To separate the hunters from the gatherers – or, to be more precise, the gun-toten’ hunters from those armed with plastic – Northfield downtown businesses are hosting a Shopping Opener Nov. 12, 10am-5pm. Offering prizes and specials, it’s a no-kill way to celebrate the start of deer season. Set your sites on Division Street and surrounding areas and don’t stop till you see the whites of the receipt. Camouflage optional.

All Hail the Return of the Frog The most-missed reptile in Northfield is back in business and ready to put on the ritz. Join new owners Shannon Mills and Laurie Hoheisel and many long-time customers when Froggy

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Join River Bend Nature Center Tuesday, Nov. 15 as it celebrates America Recycles Day by bringing recyclable items and getting in return a gift made from recycled materials. Tour their new Eco Market, which features products made from locally recycled materials or purchase a rain barrel from the CRWP. There are competitions and how-to’s; it’s a great – and educational – event for the whole family. Drop off is all day; Eco Market and programs run 3:30-8pm. For more information, call 507/332-7151 or go to www.rbnc.org.

Workouts For Body and Soul Join the folks at the kettle bell haven, Forza! Nov. 9 for the Mural Unveiling Open House, when art takes center stage. Local artist (Carleton grad and art teacher) Rafael Estrella has completed a work inspired by the beauty of the Colorado River, and certain to be a divine inspiration for all who come through Forza’s doors. The open house takes place 5-7:30pm at 509 Professional Drive – meet the artist and tour the facility; demonstrations of these highly effective workouts will also be offered. And remember: while you’re working through the pain, just keep your eyes on that glorious landscape. For more information, call 507/2712210 or go to www.forzafit.com.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 Panel Discussion of Mario Vargas Llosa’s Work • 11:30am

Theater: Under Milk Wood • 7:30pm

Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf See theater page. Matt Arthur and the Bratlanders 8-11pm

Tomson 316, St. Olaf Intended for the general public and the student body, this panel will highlight important aspects of prolific novelist, essayist and playwright Mario Vargas Lloska’s work as well as explore his role as a public intellectual in Latin America.

The Contented Cow Matt Arthur and the Bratlanders play original foot-stompin’ protest songs, hollerin’ gospel blues, and classic covers from such American legends as Johnny Cash, Leadbelly, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Hank Williams.

Lecture: Diversity Matters in Contemporary Families • 4pm

Viking Theater, St. Olaf Linda Skogrand, associate professor and extension specialist in the Department of Family, Consumer and Human Development at Utah State University. Barb Piper • 5-7pm

The Contented Cow Modern folk, vocals/guitar with influences from Hoagy Carmichael, The Beatles and Bonnie Raitt to Susan Tedeschi, Brandi Carllile and Indigo Girls. Contributes her talents to the Entertainment Guide’s No. 1 Band Pick 2009, Area 51; fronts the blues/rock band, Top Shelf; and performs with a Faribault musical theater group at Paradise Center for the Arts. Prairie’s Edge Humane Society Benefit: Spay-ghetti Dinner 5-7pm

Northfield Eagles Club An authentic Italian dinner to raise funds for the community spay-neuter programs. Tickets: $6 in advance, $7 at the door, call 507/334-7117.

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Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Conducted by David Hagedorn. Mark Mraz • 8:30-11pm

The Tavern Lounge Forget about life for awhile with the piano man. From Billy Joel to Kermit the Frog – Mraz tickles the ivories and entertains requests from the audience. Leonid Meteor Shower • 9-10:30pm

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HAPPENINGS Thursday, Nov. 17, continued Karaoke • 8-10pm

620 Grill DJ Music • 10pm-12am

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Theater: Little Women • 7:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page. Theater: Under Milk Wood • 7:30pm

Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf See theater page.

Wine Club: Holiday Show

Bonnie and the Clydes 8-11:30pm

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The Tavern Lounge 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.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Ole Artisan Bazaar • 9am-3pm

Buntrock Commons, St. Olaf Annual arts and crafts bazaar featuring handcrafted items by students, staff and faculty. Exhibit Opening Reception: Creatively Connected S.C. Rolf, Arlene Rolf and Marcus Moller • 5-7pm

Jaggedease • 8-11pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault See galleries page.

Concert: Jazz I • 8:15pm

Carey Langer • 5-7pm

SC Rolf and Arlene Rolf The Contented Cow 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.

Faculty Recital: Violin, Piano • 7pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Music of Beethoven and Brahms featuring Andrea Een (violin) and Christopher Atzinger (piano).

The Contented Cow Lion’s Pause, St. Olaf Named best small ensemble by Downbeat magazine. Karaoke

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 Posing Paws • 10am-2pm

Schrader Art and Photography, Dundas Benefit for the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. Call 507/663-1510 to set up a photoshoot with your pet for a $25 donation to the humane society. All proceeds go to support the animals who are at the shelter waiting for their forever homes. Cannon Valley Youth Orchestra Winter Concert • 2pm

Emmaus Baptist Church The CVYO has about 40 students from surrounding communities in grades 4-12 who participate in one of their three orchestras. The Haydn orchestra (advanced beginners), the Mozart orchestra (intermediate), and the Bach orchestra (advanced). Jennifer Arco conducts. Free, but donations to CVYO are appreciated.

Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf See theater page. Rosewood • 5-7:30pm

The Contented Cow Wine, Women and Comedy: Mary Mack and Mary Rowels • 7pm

Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault Girl’s night out with great comedy. $15 members, $18 non-members. Theater: Little Women • 7:30pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater See theater page.

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Concert: Jazz II and III • 4:30pm

HAPPENINGS Saturday, Nov. 19, continued

Lion’s Pause, St. Olaf

Jeff Ray • 8-11:30pm

The Tavern Lounge Mighty fine guitar and harp. Ray walks a thin line between blues and folk, one minute strutting a slideguitar ballad on the resonator guitar, the next minute blasting off into a one-man-band train ride. “Ray has a quality that could only come by blending the birthplaces of Bob Dylan and the blues.” – Des Moines Register

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Castle Rock and Roll • 9pm Rueb ‘N’ Stein

Guest Artist Recital: Tenor Dennis Peterson and Pianist Alan Johnson • 7pm

Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf Performance of Franz Schubert’s Winterreise. Multe • 7:30-10:30pm

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Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30-10pm

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Karaoke • 9-12pm

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Bittersweet A local duo on strings playing Celtic and Civil War period tunes. Theater: Little Women • 2pm

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

The Contented Cow A gathering of musicians and listeners in a relaxed, informal setting. Along with the music enjoy conversation, camaraderie and perhaps even a few Irish dance steps. Matthew Griswold • 8-11pm

The Tavern Lounge Acoustic/folk rock/pop. Marty Anderson & the Goods • 9:30pm12:30am

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The Contented Cow 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.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24 Karaoke • 8-10pm

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Castle Rock and Roll • 9pm Rueb ‘N’ Stein SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27 Amanda Rundquist • 1-4pm

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Life-long pianist and new and emerging artist of the pop/folk genre. I Cantanti: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols • 7:30pm

Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton Northfield’s chamber choirs directed by Wayne Kivell. The show is modeled after the annual Christmas Eve performance at Kings College in Cambridge, England, the concert features nine Biblical readings recounting the Christmas story from Old and New Testament readings. Each reading is followed by choral selections or carols which elaborate the text. Choirs performing will be I Cantanti (mixed chore) and Le Donne (women’s choir). This year’s concert will have a distinct British flavor with music by Terence Bailey, Benjamin Britten, G.F. Handel, Stephen Mager, David Willcocks and John Rutter. There will also be carols from Italy, Mexico and the Netherlands. A free-will exit offering will be taken. Also Dec. 16 at the Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Multe • 7:30-10:30pm

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The Contented Cow Great traditional Nordic music for your listening pleasure.

Midnight Collision • 8-11pm

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29

The Contented Cow

Acoustic Jam Session • 7:30-10pm

Sasha Mercedes • 8-11:30pm

The Tavern Lounge A chick-singer, guitarist and songwriter from the shores of Lake Superior. Her songs are filled with honesty and substance and sung with passion. Topics like brothels, one-night stands and transvestites are not taboo for this edgy yet charming northern gal. She has traveled from coast to coast and abroad, performing and drawing inspiration for the material in her brilliantly crafted compositions, and has shared the stage with Dar Williams, Tracy Bonham, Guy Davis, Pete Seeger and others. Karaoke

The Contented Cow Every Tuesday night show up with your unplugged instrument of choice and jam – or just show up and listen! Concert: Fresh Ink • 8:15pm

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Rueb ‘N’ Stein • 9pm Castle Rock and Roll • 9pm Jesse James Lanes • 10pm

Traditional Irish Music Session • 7-9pm

The Contented Cow A gathering of musicians and listeners in a relaxed, informal setting. Along with the music enjoy conversation, camaraderie and perhaps even a few Irish dance steps.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26 Sarah Swan McDonald • 1-4pm

Alison Rae • 10pm-1am

Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls Marvelous harp. Jivin’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing • 7:30pm

Signature Bar and Grill, Faribault With special guest Doug Madow. Classic acoustic swing, stellar vocals, hot licks, dancing, good food, no cover. www.jivinivanandthekingsofswing.com.

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The Contented Cow Northfield-based musician “whose voice and songs come at you with all the power and hype of a falling snowflake…her talent has instantly hushed a room.” – Jim Walsch, Minnpost. Voted the Entertainment Guide’s No. 1 musician of 2010.

Lonesome Dan Kase • 8-11:30pm

The Tavern Lounge Think music from O Brother, Where Art Thou? and mix in a little more ragtime and a hint of bluegrass.

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Win a Season’s Ticket to the Northfield Arts Guild Theater! So you think you know Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy? In honor of the Northfield Arts Guild’s production of the musical version of this much-loved classic, we put together our own Little Women quiz with a very special prize, courtesy of the theater lovers at By All Means Graphics. From the entries with the most correct answers, we’ll pull one for a season’s ticket – worth $48. Just send your entry to By All Means Graphics, 17 Bridge Square, Northfield, MN 55057 (or info@byallmeansgraphics.com) by end of business Nov. 7 to qualify (in time for the second weekend of Little Women!). Winner will be notified by e-mail; winner AND correct answers will appear in the December issue of the Entertainment Guide. Then sit back and enjoy the theater! #1 The story opens on Christmas Eve, and Marmee surprises her girls – Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy – with a letter from their father. Why is he not home? a) He is a soldier fighting in the Civil War b) He is a chaplain in the Civil War c) He is a professor teaching in Germany d) He’s an actor in New York #2 What’s the name of the poor family the Marches bring their Christmas breakfast to? a) Huber b) Behr c) Hummel d) Moffat #3 What does Laurie wish to do with his life that his grandfather, Mr. Laurence, won’t allow? a) Become a famous musician b) Become a famous writer c) Go West d) Become a famous chef #4 What gift does Mr. Laurence give Beth? a) A kitten b) A trip to Europe to study music c) The collected works of Shakespeare d) The piano that once belonged to his granddaughter #5 Amy gets in trouble at school for bringing limes, which had been forbidden by the teacher. What’s the name of the girl who tattled on Amy? a) Miss Frost b) Miss Snow c) Miss Gardiner d) Miss Butterscotch #6 While at a ball given by wealthy friends, Meg hears some horrible gossip about her family. What does she hear? a) That no one will ever marry Jo, because she’s too plain b) That Mr. March had gambled away all the Marches’ money c) That Marmee has plans to marry Meg off to Laurie for his money d) That no one will ever marry Amy because her nose is too flat #7 What present does Laurie bring to the Pickwick Club? a) A rat Jo named “Scrabbles” b) Costumes for dress-up c) A kitten d) A postal box for Laurie and the girls to pass letters in

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#8 When Laurie confides to Jo that John Brooks kept Meg’s missing glove as a keepsake, Jo becomes very upset. Why? a) The March family is very poor and Meg can’t afford to replace the glove b) Jo hates the idea of the sisters being broken up by marriage c) The gloves are actually Jo’s d) Marmee has warned the girls against thievery of any kind #9 What does Beth bring home after visiting the Hummels? a) A kitten b) Sheet music c) A knitting project d) Scarlet fever #11 What happens when Amy plans a sketching luncheon for her friends? a) Her guests get food poisoning b) Jo embarrasses Amy by not acting ladylike c) Only one guest shows up d) Marmee forbids her to host such an extravagant affair #12 What reason does NOT figure into Jo’s decision to go to New York? a) Jo wanted to gain new experiences for her writing b) Jo was afraid that Laurie was falling in love with her c) Jo thought Beth was falling in love with Laurie and wanted to be out of the way d) Jo wanted to try her hand as a stage actress #13 What are the real names of Meg’s twins, Daisy and Demi? a) Louisa and Bronson b) Josephine and Theodore c) Margaret and Fred d) Margaret and John Laurence #14 What does Laurie do when Jo refuses his proposal? a) Challenges Professor Bhear to a duel b) Writes an opera about his love for Jo c) Goes to Europe with his grandfather d) Goes back to college to forget Jo #15 What does Jo do with the house Aunt March leaves her? a) She opens a school for boys b) She opens an orphanage c) she has her mother and father move in d) She gives it to Meg and John because they’re so poor Email or mail your answers by Nov. 7 for a chance to win a season ticket to the Northfield Arts Guild Theater! Mail: By All Means Graphics, 17 Bridge Square, Northfield, MN 55057 Email: info@byallmeansgraphics.com (scan in and send or include question number/answer letter [ie 1-c] and contact information below in the body of an email). Name ____________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ E-mail ___________________________________________________ Phone ___________________________________________________

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NRC’s Vice President of Fund Development Ingrid Anderson Sampo and Kildahl Park Pointe resident and long-time NRC supporter Carol V. Johnson.

Life Begins at Retirement What shapes a life of giving? According to Carol Johnson, growing up in a home where giving and serving were considered privileges leading to a full and purposeful life. This life philosophy was instilled in Carol at a young age and continues to be one of her most valued goals in life. A Winston Churchill quote sums up Carol’s lifestyle – “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Retired from her position as Vice President and Dean of Student Development

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at her alma mater, St. Olaf College, Carol serves by volunteering for the St. Olaf Fund, an annual giving program. Working with other volunteers from her class, she helps increase awareness and support for St. Olaf and its students. Carol’s unwavering faith drives her commitment to give and to serve. “God has blessed my entire family. My number one passion is instilling in others a feeling of self-worth, value and purpose. I do this by trying to live a life of faith, giving and serving.” One of the reasons Carol’s retirement in Northfield has been so rich and rewarding is her active lifestyle, in no small part encouraged by the opportunities at Kildahl Park Pointe, an independent living cooperative adjacent to the NRC campus.

Carol enjoys the many amenities Kildahl offers, including fitness classes and a fully equipped workout room, the Kildahl Choir, movie nights, craft classes, and writing and library groups. “Members at Kildahl Park Pointe are richly blessed with new experiences and provisions that bring joy, satisfaction and contentment to their lives,” Carol notes. A weekly Lifelong Learning series is one of the best advantages to living at Kildahl, according to Carol. The series comprises a full range of topics from literature and great authors to art and museum masterpieces; from religious roots, Dead Sea Scrolls and historical topics, to current affairs and global issues; from music to science to travel. The opportunity to participate in discussion following presentations is particularly appreciated. The strong community bond among Kildahl members is important to Carol. continued on page 2

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“My neighbors represent many walks of life,career paths and church denominations. I like that diversity.” When talking of Kildahl, Carol’s enthusiasm is infectious. She describes the cooperative where she lives as “beautiful Kildahl Park Pointe, Northfield’s first senior cooperative, where active seniors embrace exciting possibilities.” And she cannot keep from adding, “Don’t you want to move in?” Willing to serve wherever she is needed in her independent living environment, Carol more than gives back, even as she receives. Carol’s activities extend beyond Kildahl, as she takes part in “the abundant opportunities offered by a college town.” Carol’s decision to live her retirement years at Kildahl Park Pointe was based on this, together with Kildahl’s exceptional PAGE

living opportunities, and a desire to stay connected with St. Olaf and friends in Northfield, where she has spent so many years of her life. “Retirement is another phase of life’s journey. It’s important to continue giving, and through that, retain one’s self worth.”

its mission is demonstrated by her strong financial support. A long-time and generous donor to NRC, Carol states, “Northfield Retirement Community is an important not-for-profit in Northfield as it serves seniors with quality, innovative services, a strong spiritual and ecumenical base, and a wide variety of living opportunities, including those for active seniors.”

I give financially and serve as a volunteer in organizations whose missions and ministries I believe in. Northfield Retirement Community is one of those organizations. Carol continues, “I give financially and serve as a volunteer in organizations whose missions and ministries I believe in. Northfield Retirement Community is one of those organizations.” Carol’s belief in Northfield Retirement Community and in

Retirement for Carol Johnson continues to be filled with many enjoyable, rewarding and meaningful pursuits. She is grateful for the people and circumstances in her life today. Her mantra and advice continue to be, “Give generously, receive abundantly, and your lives will be truly blessed!” For more information about Kildahl Park Pointe, visit www.kildahlparkpointe.com.

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NRC Earns Award for Excellence … Again! Northfield Retirement Community’s Care Center recently received My InnerView’s annual Excellence in Action award … for the fourth year in a row! The award is a national honor recognizing the facility’s commitment to superior customer satisfaction. The award recognizes the top 10 percent of nursing homes. In addition to the Excellence in Action award, NRC was also recently named 2011 Business of the Year by the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce and received a five-star ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 “Best Nursing Homes” issue. Kyle Nordine, NRC President and CEO, said, “We’re thrilled to once again have received the Excellence in Action award. Our team is absolutely dedicated to providing

exceptional care and support for our residents. We remain committed to delivering innovative senior housing with services, offering a wide range of residence and care choices, and upholding our rich Christian heritage.” Northfield Retirement Community and the Care Center have been a part of the Northfield community for more than 40 years. The Care Center specializes in 24-hour nursing services and short-term rehabilitation.

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Consider a gift designation, which will allow you to choose a project that is especially meaningful to you.

Endowment A Spiritual Life Endowment will ensure the position of a full-time Chaplain, a full offering of spiritual programs and a continuing Interfaith Health Ministry well into the future.

Pathways of Faith Park With the development of Evergreens of the Cannon Valley townhomes and Kildahl Park Pointe cooperative, NRC chose to create a park with a team of landscape architects and with input from residents, family members and staff. Your gift will help to build and maintain this beautiful space.

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Give Online Through GiveMN.org Go green and give with ease by donating to NRC online through GiveMN.org! You can visit the online donation portal by clicking on the link on our Foundation website – www.nrcgive.org – or by visiting the site directly here: givemn.razoo.com/story/ Northfield-Retirement-Community.

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Together, on November 16. On this day, the GiveMN.org website is devoted to a giving marathon with special prizes throughout the day. Make use of this giving opportunity that will make the most of every gift given. We hope you will take part in Give to the Max Day, November 16, and give to Northfield Retirement Community, a participating nonprofit.

The NRC Family Fund is being developed for NRC residents who experience unexpected financial problems that jeopardize their ability to remain where they are currently living. This long-term fund will build a safety net that will ensure these older adults have financial assistance and are able to remain in their present living environments.

Operational or Technology Gifts Donations toward NRC operational expenses or technology updates are welcomed. These are ongoing expenditures that are of significant cost. We know that our donors can relate to and appreciate the large commitment of funds NRC must make to this area.

Undesignated Gifts Undesignated gifts make it possible for us to channel donated funds to NRC’s areas of greatest current need. Questions about giving? Visit the Foundation website – www.nrcgive.org – or contact Ingrid Anderson Sampo, Vice President of Fund Development, Northfield Retirement Community Foundation, at 507-664-3471 or isampo@northfieldretirement.org.

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NRC Projects Receive Generous Grants Grants Support the Pathways of Faith Park and a Youth Volunteer Event In the past several months, Northfield Retirement Community has garnered further support for both the Pathways of Faith Park project and a Youth Volunteer Event. Pathways of Faith Park – a community park and gathering place that will provide a space for relaxation, reflection, and opportunities for individual meditation – received grants from the Northfield Area Foundation and the Union Pacific Community-Based Grant Program of $2,000 and $1,500 respectively . In addition to extending the mission of NRC, the project will enhance the well-being and quality of life of NRC residents and their families, as well as citizens of Northfield. The Northfield Area Foundation is a permanent endowment created to benefit the people of greater Northfield. The Union Pacific Community-Based Grant Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations that develop projects that improve and enrich the quality of life in their communities and are dedicated to improving overall community health. “We are deeply grateful for support of this important project that

Welcome, Deborah Ward! Deborah Ward has joined the Northfield Retirement Community Foundation staff as Administrative Assistant. Previously, she worked with Children’s Theatre, where she assisted fundraising efforts in individual and corporate gifts. In addition, she worked in support of the annual giving program at the former St. Olaf radio station, WCAL, where she helped to implement their capital campaign.

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will benefit so many people,” notes Kyle R. Nordine, LNHA, President and CEO of Northfield Retirement Community. To date, the land has been cleared and designs and bid submissions are pushing forward. Cables are currently in place and paths, meditation areas and gathering spaces will be created beginning in spring 2012. An NRC Youth Volunteer Event was made possible through the generosity of the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative which gifted NRC with a $400 grant to help defray event expenses. The event had a two-pronged purpose – to assist with the beautification of the NRC campus and to provide a meaningful intergenerational project between NRC residents and the youth of Northfield. “We thank the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative for their gift in support of our volunteer program,” said Nordine. “The intergenerational connections that were made and the very tangible work that was done that day will have a lasting impact on our community.” The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative works with community partners to generate collaboration and to fund community-driven efforts that benefit Northfield youth and families.

Annual Poinsettia Appeal Watch your mail for holiday greetings and our annual Poinsettia Appeal. You will discover your giving options and learn how your gifts will be used. Find out how you can give your annual gift to NRC and benefit the residents of our retirement community. When you make your contribution in memory or in honor of a special person, we will add a poinsettia to our Holiday Tree located in the NRC Chapel. We need you to help us in this annual tradition of beautifying the campus and reminding us of the true reason for the season. On behalf of all of us at Northfield Retirement Community, we thank our donors who demonstrate their belief in our mission through their support.

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Clubs, Classes and More… Cannon River Woodcarving Club – 507/339-0336 Third Monday of the month, 7pm, Ivan Whillock Studio, Faribault Cub Scout Pack 300 – 612/490-4048, www.cubs300.org Dakota Stables – 952/913-3222, www.dakotastables.com Classes and rides for kids and adults. Glass Garden Beads Beading Class – 507/645-0301 First and third Mondays Just Food Co-op – 507/650-0106 – Mondays: Knitting Night, 7-9pm, 507/645-6331 – knit, chat, share ideas and get help. The Key

Mondays: Book Club, 5pm Tuesdays: Photo Club, 5:30pm – developing and learning. Game Night, 7pm Wednesdays: College Prep, 7-8:30pm – learn about the ACT, financial aid, how to write a college essay, etc. The Key will pay for college applications for those not able. Most who show up are paired with a caring and knowledgeable adult. Thursdays: Art Night, 6pm Fridays: Movie Night, 7pm Sundays: Writing Workshop, 3-5pm – for details, call 507/663-0715. MOMS Club – northfieldmomsclub@gmail.com – First Wednesday of each month, 10am, St. Peter’s Church. If you are a full-time or part-time stay-at-home mom, this club may be for you. MOMS Club is a local chapter of the International MOMS Club, an organization dedicated to providing support and a sense of community for stay-at-home moms. Monarch Gift Shop – Free Weekly Guided Meditation – every Wednesday, 7-8pm – 607/663-7720. Take a break from your week and set your mind and spirit free with mediation in a spacious and relaxed environment. Northfield Arts Guild – 507/645-8877 – Find classes for kids and adults at www.northfieldartsguild.org. Riverwalk Arts Quarter – three classes for visual, performing and literary artists on promoting their business and marketing their work. $12/session or $30 for all three.

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SYNERGY • Nov. 2-Dec. 2, 2011 Four Northfield artists exhibit their work. Opening Reception: Friday, November 11 Exhibit Sponsor: First National Bank TODD JACOBS PHOTOGRAPHY Oct. 17-Nov. 30, Allina Clinic PEARL TAIT

“Expressions of the Inner Self” Nov. 2-Dec. 2, Northfield Arts Guild LITTLE WOMEN-THE MUSICAL

Your Professional Toolkit – Nov. 3, 6:30-9pm – promotional materials: business cards, artist statement, artistic resume and portfolio. Artists are encouraged to bring their own promotional materials for review. Pricing Your Work: Getting Paid for What You Do – Nov. 10, 6:30-9pm – discuss what is a fair price and what is considered reasonable compensation as you ‘do the math’ both for people who are producing products and for those providing services. Marketing for Artists – Nov. 17, 6:30-9pm – focus on identifying the right audience, positioning yourself, and developing marketing strategies and a plan geared for the audience. Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center – Children’s Circle Class (ages 3-9) – Sundays, 3-4pm – Children and their parents meditate, do yoga and learn about Buddhism in a fun, peaceful atmosphere of exploration. Everyone welcome. Northfield Public Library – 507/645-6606 First Steps Early Literacy Center, Mon, Fri and Sat, 10-2pm Patty Cake Infant Lapsit, Tue, 10-11am Toddler Rhyme Time, Wed, 10-11am Preschool Story & Craft Time, Thu, 10-11am Northfield Public Schools Community Services – 507/664-3649 Northfield Senior Center – www.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. Paradise Center for the Arts – 507/332-7372 Find art-related classes for kids and adults at www.paradisecenterforthearts.org. River Bend Nature Center, 507/332-7151 – classes and activities at www.rbnc.org. Time Travel – History Tours of River Bend – Join a naturalist for a journey back in time to discover the history of the land. Travel is by golf cart. Tours last 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to five people. Call to schedule. Donations welcome. VFW – Sundowners Car Club – First Wednesday of each month, 7:30pm. Anyone who has an interest in street rods, customs, antiques, special interest or foreign is welcome to attend.

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212 Division St., lobby level (Archer House Inn) • www.bittersweeteatery.com • 507/645-5661 • Mon-Fri 7am-8pm, Sat 7am5pm, Sun 7am-2pm. Fair trade/organic coffee; baked goods; gluten-free treats; sandwiches and salads, Bridgeman’s ice cream, catering and events. Castle Rock N Roll Bar and Grill – 27798

Chippendale Ave • 507/645-0676 • Facebook: Castle Rock N Roll Bar and Grill – 11-1am (every day). Great burgers and pizza, with daily specials. Located at the corner of Hwy. 3 and Cty. Rd. 86. Private party room available.

Northfield Golf Club – 707 Prairie St. 507/645-4026 • Sun-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri/Sat 11am-9pm – Whether seated in the main dining room, bar, or member’s lounge, beautiful panoramic views of the golf course provide a charming atmosphere. Lunch and dinner menus with a variety of cuisine to savor. The Ole Store Restaurant

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1011 St. Olaf Ave. • 507/786-9400• www. olestorerestaurant.com – Mon-Sat 4-10pm , closed Sundays – Contemporary dining with neighborhood charm. Relax at a table with linens and fresh flowers or sit in our cozy lounge. A full menu including appetizers, rustic flatbread pizzas, salads, soups, entrees, steaks, fresh seafood, sandwiches and gourmet desserts. Reservations available. Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

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Faribault • www.cheesecave.net 507/334-3988 – Wed 10am-5:30pm, Thu-Sat 10am-8pm – A light menu of fresh salads and sandwiches, a couple gourmet pizzas and cheese plates to compliment whatever you are drinking. Wines, spirits and Summit beer on tap.

1401 Riverview Drive • 507/645-4830 • SunWed 5am-11pm, Thu-Sat 24 hrs – Breakfast all day. Favorites include buttermilk pancakes, three-egg omelettes and hearty scrambler dishes. Also serving sandwiches and dinner entrees. Weekday breakfast and lunch specials. Free wi-fi available.

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307 S. Water St., 507/301-3611 – Upper-class bar food. appetizers, salads, burgers and more. Open for lunch and dinner. Entrees starting at 5pm. The HideAway

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116 3rd St. W. • 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.

421 Division St. • 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.

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The Tavern of Northfield – 212 Division St.

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

507/663-0342 • www.tavernofnorthfield.com Sun-Thu 6:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 6:30am11pm, lounge open daily 3pm-midnight. Located in the historic Archer House since 1984, The Tavern offers casual dining with a wide variety of homemade menu items and specials daily featuring fresh fish on Fridays and prime rib on Saturdays. The Tavern Lounge sports a deck overlooking the Cannon River, appetizers and a full bar with live music Thur-Sat.

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503 Division St. • www.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. Mandarin Garden Restaurant – 107 East 4th St. • MandarinGardenNorthfield.com 507/645-7101, Lunch: Wed-Fri 11:30am2pm, Dinner: Tue-Thu 4:30-9pm. Open until 10 Fri and Sat. Authentic Peking and Szechuan cuisine, freshly prepared, dine-in or take-out.

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306 Division St. • 507/786-9500 – Sun-Mon 11am-6:30pm, Tue-Sat 10:30am-7pm – With more than 50 flavors, bubble tea has brought a whole new meaning to the concept of drinking tea. Join the trend. Delicious, colorful and fun. Take a moment and savor the flavor. Kid friendly, vegan friendly, free wifi, sleek and relaxing atmosphere. Light menu of spring rolls.

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HAPPENINGS NORTHFIELD STYLE By Susan Hvistendahl

“Way Down Upon the Cannon River:” The Norths’ First Year in Northfield Plans were made in December of 1855 for the family of John North to move south from St. Anthony to the Cannon River where he had founded a town and was establishing a mill site. North had spent much time away from his family to set up this new town and they were looking forward to being together once more. Ann North wrote to her parents back in New York that two of their children, Emma and Georgie, started singing, “Way Down Upon the Cannon River,” adjusting the words from the popular 1851 Stephen Foster song about the Swanee River, in merry anticipation of the move.

A town was platted and Ann North wrote to her parents on Sept. 9, “I see no reason why they may not make money as fast as they cut the lumber for there is such a demand and such a scarcity. We now hope to get to living down there ourselves.” Her brother George’s arrival to St. Anthony from New York was a boon to the Cannon River project. George kept the books, helped with surveying the town site and accompanied North to the Cannon River while also making trips on his own. On Sept. 16, North wrote to Dr. Loomis back in New York about the progress of the mill, sending a statement of expenses of the saw mill and dam and lower story of the grist mill. It came to “nearly or quite one thousand dollars more than I expected.” The saw mill was not yet running but North wrote, “There is an immense demand for lumber and it commands a high price. I never thought half as well of our enterprise as now; it looks more promising every day.”

John and Ann North had come from New York to Minnesota in 1849. A lawyer by trade, he introduced a bill as a member of the territorial legislature to found the University of Minnesota in 1851 and organized the Minnesota Republican party in 1855. With the financial backing of his father-in-law, Dr. George Loomis, North began exploring opportunities for land development.

On Sept. 23, 1855, Ann wrote to her parents: “Mother asks why I desire to go to Cannon River to live. You know, to a woman like me, the PLACE of one’s residence matters little, so she can be with her own family, and have the conveniences of a home.” Friends were moving away from St. Anthony and, she said, “more than all the rest” her husband “is obliged to spend more than half his time, and that of itself is sufficient reason for me to want to go there to live. And George will be there which is no small inducement to me.” In October, John North’s sister Clara arrived in Minnesota to help with the family (a third child, John, had been born in September). Ann wrote to her parents, “We have had five bushels of crab apples from our orchard at Cannon River. From less than one bushel, we have made about 35 pounds of VERY NICE jelly.”

On Jan. 4, 1855, North wrote to Dr. Loo- Northfield’s founder John North, with daughter The first mention of the name of the Emma, circa 1855. Photo courtesy Northfield Historimis that he had made a trip down to the cal new town North had founded came Society Collection. “beautiful and very fertile” Cannon River in a letter of Dec. 9, 1855, when Ann valley, where “the crab-apple and wild plum grow in abunwrote that her husband “has now been gone to Cannon River dance and furnish fruit to the settlers.” He said that settlers were – Northfield – nearly two weeks…The mill is now running, and rapidly coming in and he envisioned “flourishing towns and he is driving every thing there as fast as he can.” Ann was anxious cities” between St. Anthony and Iowa, with fortunes to be made. to be reunited with him, saying she was “heartily sick” of this Accordingly, North sold his law practice early in 1855 to devote way of living apart. himself to what he called “outdoor business” (real estate). He beAnn wrote to her grandmother on Dec. 23 that the family was came a proprietor of the Faribault Townsite Company, purchaspacking to move, with a large wardrobe sent to Northfield. A ing a quarter share of that town for $1,000. In March Ann wrote carpenter promised a house would be ready. In preparation, to her parents about North’s “Cannon River hobby,” and how he Ann said, “We dressed 12 turkeys and 30 chickens. We are nicely “even talks that we may sometime live at Faribault.” fixed to go into a NEW country. I think we shall enjoy living But a place north of Faribault then known as Alexander’s held there very much.” She added that her husband “likes his business his interest as a potential mill site and North called a meeting of down there.” Ann knew it would be quite an undertaking movearly settlers there to devise a plan for building a saw mill, grist ing with three young children in such cold weather, “but I do not mill and a bridge. On Aug. 15, 1855, Ann North wrote to her mind it yet.” She reported that daughter Emma had learned a brother George that North had sold his interest in Faribault, “So little verse which “helps me to keep her straight” when she wants all his interest on the Cannon River will be at Alexander, which to misbehave: “I must not speak a naughty word, I must not will be much more pleasant for him.” tell a lie; I must not contradict; and make my little brother cry.”

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Ann praised her two sons, commenting on “Georgie’s winning ways” and saying Johnnie “is the most sociable baby of his age I ever saw.” Ann wrote to her parents on Dec. 30 that they were still in St. Anthony. The excessive cold had stopped progress on the house being built in Northfield. But Ann was ready to move, saying, “I can adapt myself to circumstances as well as anyone.” She wrote, “We are to have a cover over our sleigh, and a stove in it, so I think we shall go very comfortably.” The sleigh driven by a four-horse team arrived to transport them on Jan. 1, 1856, with a feather bed, quilts for the children Emma and Georgie and a rocking chair for Ann and the baby Johnnie. The 40-mile trip took a day and a half.

By the spring of 1856 North had added to the community a 40-foot store, shops for two wheelwrights, a cabinetmaker, joiner, shoemaker and a blacksmith. North built an icehouse, using sawdust from the mill for packing. When the gristmill started operations, the North family helped sew sacks for the ground corn. (By September Ann could write, “The teams are coming constantly, with wheat for the Mill. They are obliged to run nights to keep up.”) A post office was transferred from Fountain Grove to Northfield so that Ann could write to her grandmother on May 15, “Letters to us may be directed to Northfield, Rice Co., Minn.” The Norths wrote “puffing letters” about their growing town back to friends in New England, attracting mostly Republicans who favored abolition, education and temperance, as John and Ann did.

John North wrote to Dr. Loomis on Jan. 6, 1856, “We are here comfortably settled Ann North circa 1855. Photo courtesy Northfield Historical Society Collection. in our new home, which you may have heard before this bears the euphonious cognomen of Northfield.” North said, “We are having the coldest The new schoolhouse also served as the first meeting place for winter I have ever seen in the Territory. But we do not freeze and the Lyceum Society on Oct. 1, 1856. The minutes book (prewe enjoy ourselves finely.” North noted the thermometer stood served at the Rice County Historical Society in Faribault) set at 23 degrees below zero upon their arrival. Three stoves were forth the goal: “Believing in the utility of societies for intellectual needed for the sub-zero temperatures. North wrote, “Our mill improvement, we, citizens of Northfield, agree to unite ourselves keeps going night and day through the coldest of the weather.” into an association for the purpose of establishing a reading room, circulating library and debating society.” As usual, North needed money from Dr. Loomis, since “Our expenses this fall have been enormous and I have had to be On Oct. 12, 1856, Ann wrote her parents about the Lyceum: “We always ready with the money to keep things going.” The account- have a Lyceum recently organized and they have already sent off ing of expenses that North enclosed came to a total of $4,365. $50 for newspapers and periodicals to furnish a public Reading This included the cost of making and holding a claim, cost of a Room – Is that not doing pretty well for our little place?” She survey, payment to a millwright, $620 for timber, $200 for plank, added, “They intend having a library too, in the Reading Room$100 for nails, spikes, tools and iron and $200 for “my expenses – Now, father, there is an opportunity for you to immortalize 20 trips to Cannon River.” Ever-optimistic, North added, “Things yourself by making a donation of books and papers to the socilook promising here and I have no doubt we shall do well,” with ety.” At the meeting Ann said she joined others in singing, “Cheer George working into the business “finely,” doing “better than I up, cheer up, persons of toil.” Ann, who had given piano lessons ever expected.” in St. Anthony, wrote, “They are quite determined to have music, and it seems necessary for me to help.” On Oct. 25 she wrote to Ann could not write her first letter to her parents until a week her grandmother, “They had the subject of woman’s rights up after their arrival, explaining, “You see our ink has been frozen.” for discussion at the last meeting – It was discussed with much A good many people have “frozen hands, feet and faces and spirit – We sang ‘Life is but a strife’ and ‘There’s a good time some have been frozen to death – And in the midst of all that, we coming.’” (The minutes book said the topic was “Resolved that moved down here with these three little children.” She wrote that woman is entitled to all the social and political rights employed their house was 18 by 30 feet with a 10 by 30 lean-to. The house by man,” and “The society with the assistance of the ladies defaced west, with a view of the mill, river and woods on the other cided the question in the affirmative.”) side. As the new year of 1857 approached, North could write proudly Within their first month of residence, North called a meetto Dr. Loomis on Dec. 6, “Our town is prosperous as ever. We ing where 20 men contributed almost $300 toward building now have 40 families in the village.” The Norths had moved a schoolhouse which could be used for religious services and into a new house in October (which Ann called their “manpublic gatherings. (Completed in the fall, the schoolhouse was sion,” with the outside “all clapboarded and painted white,” and dedicated on Nov. 16, with Ann North singing and playing the a piazza high from the ground on a hillside). On Jan. 11, 1857, melodeon at what she described as “quite an enthusiastic and a North wrote Dr. Loomis that he had contracted for “the building very pleasant meeting.” She proudly wrote that it was the “first of a block of Stores up near the Liberty Pole which will when school-house in Rice County. It is very prettily and well fincompleted cost not much short of $4,000.” Stage proprietors ished.” There was no schoolhouse in Faribault yet, she said, and planned to build a stable and make Northfield a dinner stop in “Me thinks we are getting quite a nice start.”) the coming summer en route from Hastings. (North also built the American House Hotel which in 1867 became the first home

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of Northfield College, later renamed Carleton after a benefactor. A Lyceum Building was also built in 1857 which remains as Northfield’s oldest building at 109 E. 4th St.) “Everything looks prosperous for the coming year,” North wrote, “except that there is some opposition from our neighbors at Waterford and Lewiston against the annexation of those Townships north of us.” He told Dr. Loomis the Territory was united to become a state. (North went on to lead the Republican wing of the Minnesota constitutional convention, supporting suffrage for women and blacks.) Life was good “way down upon the Cannon River” at the end of that first year the North family lived in Northfield. But the economic downturn called “The Panic of 1857” lay ahead, a time of economic uncertainty which affected North’s plans for the community. In May of 1860 North, chairman of the Minnesota delegation to the Republican National Convention in Chicago, was one of those who made a trip by rail to call on Lincoln in Springfield to notify him of his nomination. By the summer of 1861, the Norths were gone from Northfield. John North had been appointed by Lincoln to be Surveyor General in Nevada Territory. And the town John North had founded braced for the exigencies of the Civil War.

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Two books in the Northfield Historical Society History Series which provide further information about early life in Northfield can be purchased at the Northfield Historical Society at 408 Division St. S. They are Pioneer Women: Voices of Northfield’s Frontier, 185676, edited by Jeff Sauve (2009) and The Lyceum: Northfield’s Oldest Building, written by Susan Hvistendahl (2010).

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By Felicia Crosby You all know how it starts. The low whistle. The finger snap. The young tough swagger that soars seamlessly into a beautiful body arc without losing, even for a moment, its threat. West Side Story is generally considered to be one of the masterpieces of American musical theater, no less powerful and fresh today than when it debuted more than 50 years ago. It opens on Nov. 4 at Northfield High School, directed by ArTech’s Bob GregoryBjorkland, choreographed by Shari Setchell and performed by the kind of young talent that Northfield seems to be able to produce on a grand scale. We sat down with Bob and Shari to learn a little about this iconic show, what our kids are bringing to it, and what it’s giving back to them. So why West Side Story? Bob: Well, when a director has the right talent pool to do this show, he grabs the opportunity. This is one of the most difficult – and most artistically satisfying – pieces in the repertoire of American musical theater. This is a show that I’ve loved ever since I first heard “Tonight” when I was in second grade. Shari: It’s also the beginning of a major shift in American musical theater and still seems so fresh and vibrant today. The music is beautiful, the story is timeless and it has ageless themes that we can explore from so many angles. And right now, we have just the right talent to it pull off. The show was a pretty powerful indictment on racism and the Latino immigrant experience when it came out. Does it still speak to those themes as relevantly now? B: Yes, very much so. But the director and cast need to take time to fully explore those themes in order to more deeply inform their performance. That’s one of the next steps in our rehearsal process. S: It’s still so relevant in how it deals with the immigrant experience in general and with prejudice more specifically. I don’t know about the immigrant experience first hand, but I do know that prejudice comes in all forms and that all of us at some time have felt it. How different is the stage production from the movie? B: Both versions incorporate a lot of dance to advance the story, of course. This is a hallmark of the show. The music and orchestrations are the same, although the order of songs is different. The biggest difference to me, though, lies in the difference between film and live performance: in film the camera dictates where to focus your attention. In live performance your senses are bombarded with all kinds of things to pay attention to, and you, the audience member, get to decide what element/s of the performance get/s your focus. It’s one thing I love about live theater. S: Live theater! Nothing compares to the snap, crackle and pop of it. It happens in the present and is a living breathing organism that creates a special intensity and magic. I love the film version of this show, but as Bob says, film makes perceptual choices for you and live theater gives you the option of focus.

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Doing this with actual teenagers – an age-appropriate cast – what a concept! What do the kids bring to this musical that even slightly older actors might not? B: Freshness and a certain innocence, while still having a lot of talent, and a willingness to be introspective. And they also bring a willingness and openness to working together. This is a diverse castthe majority are Anglo, some are Latino, some are Latino by birth who’ve grown up in this culture. Some are NHS students, some are ARTech students. I don’t think I’ve ever worked with a more diverse cast. S: This cast is amazing. They have a willingness to go above and beyond that many seasoned adults do not have and that’s what I love about it. They are also incredibly capable of articulating their experience in a way that brings so much of this show to life. We’ve had a lot of good discussions and a lot of wacky movement experiences that have helped flesh out their work. It’s a gritty story with some very important messages. Do the kids understand the deeper issues of this story? B: Any of these kids will tell you they don’t know much about New York, gangs and 1957. But they do know the trials and tribulations of young love. And they do know what prejudice is about – from personal experience, or that of friends and family. We need to remember that prejudice shows up in many more places than only racial issues. S: What Bob said. What have you learned from your young cast? B: First, how busy they are. Second, how much I like spending time with them working on a meaningful project like this. S: That given the right circumstances everyone will work hard to shine and do their best. They have also been incredibly good at forming an ensemble, which is necessary to build the trust required to pull off this difficult show.

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What’s been the biggest challenge in doing this production? B: For me, it’s been coordinating all the pieces that are a part of putting on a musical. And there are many: staging, choreography, vocals, orchestra, stage combat, costuming, lighting, sound, props, sets, publicity. A big part of my role, when I do a musical, is administrative: coordinating and communicating, so that all pieces get the time they need to prepare. In other words, I produce the show.

What are the kids having the most fun doing? B: Well, we’re not really in what I call a “fun part” right now. Remember, we’ve been working at this since August and despite what some may think, this is indeed work. But they’re getting close. The real fun comes when the cast gets to bounce their creation and ideas off a live audience and get their feedback, laughter, empathy, applause.

S: Working on the theme of violence with a group of young people. It’s helped to have a good safe space to do it in, but it’s definitely been challenging.

S: Lying on the floor at the beginning of warm-ups! I’d also like to think that they are enjoying the dancing, but this is my personal bias. However, Bob is right, we’re not quite to the “fun part” yet.

What’s surprised you? B: What’s surprised and pleased me is the incredible group of adults who’ve wanted to be a part of the production team. They’re extremely talented and dedicated, and this show wouldn’t happen without them. And that’s not an empty phrase; I have nowhere near the set of skills, the time or the inclination to pull something like this off on my own.

What does Northfield bring to this show that makes it its own? B: A very big piece of this show is the orchestra. There aren’t many towns of our size that can pull off this show, and one big reason is the difficult orchestration. But Dan Kallman is directing a mix of high school and college students and community members who are good musicians. We have a wealth of them in Northfield.

S: How fresh this show can still feel even after having done it before. It’s been wonderful to explore a whole new set of movement to this amazing music. It has also been a surprise to see how well the cast is taking to it and doing some very difficult movement with such ease already. They are really phenomenal.

S: Our amazing young people. I am constantly floored at the amount of talent we have in town. What fun piece of trivia about this iconic musical do most of us not know? B: West Side Story was originally going to be East Side Story, with a conflict between Jews and Italians. S: Both Russ Tamblyn and Richard Beymer, who in the movie play Riff and Tony respectively, went on to appear in David Lynch’s series “Twin Peaks.”

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November Regional Happenings There are a number of exciting offerings in the region this month; we offer here a brief sample of what’s to be found beyond Northfield. Be sure to check them out—and say you saw them in the Northfield Entertainment Guide! CHANHASSEN

Sheldon Theater 443 West 3rd St. • 651/388-8700

Chanhassen Dinner Theater 501 W 78th St.

www.sheldontheatre.org Official CD release: Aleka – Nov. 3, 7:30pm Strictly GI! – Nov. 1, 7pm; Nov. 12, 2 and 7pm A laugh-filled, fast-paced and tuneful getaway Sheldon Theater Brass Band Holiday Concert – Friday, Nov. 25; 8pm and Saturday, Nov. 26, 2pm

952/934-1525 • 800/362-3515 • www.chanhassentheatres.com Hairspray – through Jan. 28 – Tony Award-winning musical – Tracy Turnblad is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. OWATONNA Owatonna Arts Center 435 Garden View Lane • 507/451-0533 www.oacarts.org Pastimes – Nov. 3, 5-8pm; Nov. 4, 9am-7pm; and Nov. 5, 9am3pm – Arts and fine crafts sale Wine and Cheese Tasting – Nov. 10, 6:30-9:30pm RED WING Falconer Vineyards 3572 Old Tyler Rd. • 651/388-8849 Holiday Food and Wine – Nov. 12/13; 10-5 each day. A Great

River Road Wine Trail Festival. Hobgoblin Music 920 State Hwy 19

Lee Murdoch, Christmas Ship Concert – Nov. 19, 7:30pm Stories of the Great Lakes and lives of the sailors Ben Manning and Co., Long Time Gone – Nov. 26, 7:30 pm Bluegrass and old-time string bands

ZUMBROTA Crossings at Carnegie 320 East Ave. • 507/732-7616

www.crossingsatcarnegie.com Shawn Phillips – Nov. 5, 7:30pm – folk-rock legend Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas – Nov. 10, 7:30pm Scottish fiddle and cellist Brian Miller and Randy Gosa – Nov. 13, 7pm Minnesota lumberjack songs Ruth Moody Band – Saturday, Nov. 19, 7:30 Multi-instumentalist soprano of the Wailin’ Jennys Michael Johnson – Saturday, Nov. 26, 7:30 singer, songwriter, balladeer

November Gigs Acoustic Jam Session............................................................. Tuesdays – Cow Agnes A Cappella ...........................................................................4 – St. Olaf Ian Alexy..............................................................................11 – Cannon Falls The Average Janes...............................................................12 – Cannon Falls The Bergen Woodwind Quintet .................................................11 – St. Olaf Bonnie and the Clydes ..................................................................18 – Tavern Leone Buyse ....................................................................................3 – St. Olaf Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra.. 5 – United Methodist, 6 - St. Ansgar’s Cannon Valley Youth Orchestra...............................................19 – Emmaus Peter Diggins and Friends ................................................................. 5 – Cow Early Music Singers/Collegium Musicum .................................16 – St. Olaf Faculty Recital: Violin and Piano................................................18 – St. Olaf Lisabeth Fauble................................................................................... 9 – Cow Fox & Coyote ............................................................................... 4 – 620 Grill Front Man and the Other Guys ...................................................... 19 – Cow Giraffes Love Dinosaurs ............................................................. 4 – 620 Grill Matthew Griswold......................................................................... 23 - Tavern Greg Herriges and Telluric Currents ....................................... 10 – Shattuck Hotfoot and the Hotshots ........................................................ 18 – 620 Grill I Cantanti ................................................................................... 27 – Carleton Jaggedease ......................................................................................... 18 – Cow Jivin’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing .....................................12, 26 – Faribault Kleidoscope Music .......................................................................11 – St. Olaf Kosmologie ....................................................................................... 12 – Cow Carey Langer ..................................................................................... 18 – Cow Jim Lenway........................................................................................ 12 – Cow Lonesome Dan Kase......................................................................26 – Tavern Mark Mraz .................................................................................3, 17 – Tavern Marty Anderson and the Goods ..................................4 – Tavern, 23 – Cow Marv Gohman .........................................................................10, 23 – Tavern

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Matt Arthur and the Bratlanders .................................................... 17 – Cow Robert McDonald ........................................................................13 – St. Olaf Sarah Swan McDonald ......................................................26 – Cannon Falls Sasha Mercedes ..............................................................................25 – Tavern Midnight Collision........................................................................... 25 – Cow Multe ......................................................................................Mondays – Cow Tom Nelson and Leonard McCracken ........................................... 12 – Cow New Moon Trio ................................................................................ 11 – Cow Max Nygren ...................................................................................... 25 – Cow Occasional Jazz and Fang Tango ....................................................... 4 – Cow Optimum Trajectory.......................................................................... 5 – Cow Tim Patrick and his Blue Eyes Band .................................13 – Cannon Falls Barb Piper ......................................................................................... 17 – Cow Alison Rae ..................................................................................... 2, 30 – Cow Nirmala Rajesekar ..........................................................................9 – St. Olaf Jeff Ray ...........................................................................................19 – Tavern Relativity ..........................................................................................5 – Tavern Rosewood.......................................................................................... 19 – Cow Amanda Rundquist ............................................................27 – Cannon Falls Lars Skjervheim Spelemannslag ....................5 – Northfield Public Library Spruce Top Review ........................................................................... 19 – Cow Still Tickin’ ........................................................................................ 11 – Cow Stone Soup .......................................................................................... 4 – Cow Daniel Switch ....................................................................5, 6 – Cannon Falls The Ted Pretzel Experience ............................................................. 11 – Cow Traditional Irish Music Session.......................................Wednesdays – Cow Art Vandalay ..................................................................................12 – Tavern Wake-Robin ........................................................................... 20 – Bittersweet Andrew Walesch ...........................................................19, 20 – Cannon Falls

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