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mississippi, st. croix + cannon river valleys

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outdoor living host a carefree garden party

ideas for a fresh take on an end-of-summer Fêt e

back to school

those three dreaded words that signal the end of summer cover photo by nichole day diggins

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summer drink recipes for your next gathering

set sail for adventure

find out if sailing floats your boat


PUBLISHER Nichole Day Diggins | Flying Pan Productions EDITOR Elizabeth Child COPY EDITORS Jodi Ohlsen Read Linda Day Dunlap CONTRIBUTORS Elizabeth Child Nichole Day Diggins Ann Christy Dybvik Susan Vance ART DIRECTOR / DESIGN Nichole Day Diggins SALES Karen Griffiths Linda Day Dunlap Peter Diggins REDOUX HOME • PO BOX 148, Northfield, MN 55057 p: 507.301.9710 e: info@redouxhome.com All rights reserved. Copyright 2012. Copies of this publication or its contents may not be made for promotional purposes. For article reprints, contact REDOUX HOME at info@redouxhome.com. to advertise: 507.301.9710 www.redouxhome.com Distributed in the Mississippi, St. Croix and Cannon River Valleys: Northfield • Cannon Falls • Red Wing • Lake City • Hastings • Hudson • Stillwater • Bayport • Stockholm • Pepin • Maiden Rock • Bay City

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set sail for adventure Find out if sailing floats your boat.

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host a carefree garden party This is the ideal time to kick back and relax with friends and family,

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summer’s last hurrah

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Create a memorable day with the kids before school begins.

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on the table Pork with Wine – p. 16 Southwestern summer sippers – pp. 19-22 Ceviche Veracruzano – p. 18

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Cling to the heat of late summer

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It was an Olympian year, weather-wise. On Saturday March 17, I sipped margaritas on the deck of my cousin’s house. It was 80 degrees – 38 degrees hotter than normal for the Twin Cities. I felt like I’d landed in Mexico or the Caribbean in mid-winter. It was Margaritaville in Minnesota. I felt a little jealous of myself. Friends had flown to California for spring break where it was cold and rainy and I was smugly sipping fresh lime cocktails with apps, al fresco. The longer-and-hotter-than-usual summer might mean you’re already inured to the lure of fruit-inspired cocktails, but not me. I’m just cleaning off my golf clubs. There’s still plenty of time to serve up a light and luscious garden party or simply treat your best mate to summer on the rocks with a plate of bite-sized hors d’oeuvre. The blazing sun and humidity spells s-i-m-p-l-e in the kitchen. Any food that can’t be ushered from fridge to table better be barbequeable.. Or I find a recipe like the ‘pork with wine’ (page 16) that can be made ahead of time. As we head into September think about adding Minnesota and Wisconsin apples to the menu. They are reputedly doing okay after the short blast of winter we had in April’s total season reversal. Those that budded early froze in low-lying areas, but I’m hopeful that most survived. Honeycrisp and Haralson apples are my afternoon snack for a good six months of the year. With a cup of steaming tea... but let’s not go there yet. Cheers to more summer. Elizabeth Child, editor editor@redouxhome.com


Set Sail for

Adventure Find out if sailing floats your boat.

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By Elizabeth Child Of all the romantic songs about sailing, David Gray’s Sail Away is my favorite. The idea of

sailing away with your sweetheart reminds me of a swashbuckling captain stealing away his

damsel to the high seas, with both bidding ‘adieu’ to their ordinary lives and ‘YES’ to adventure. Even weekend sailors feel this sense of escape. Ever-pointing toward the horizon is freeing,

even when you know you’re going to tie up at the dock later. Sailing carries people away from

their worlds, to other worlds that tip their minds between daydreaming and quick thinking.

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The sailing ethos is hard to pinpoint, but let me try. It’s khaki swim trunks, never Speedos.

Sunscreen, never baby oil. The Girl from Ipanema, never Metallica (unless you’re cleaning the boat

wearing headphones). When you look at the crisp white sails floating along our area’s best sailing

waters – Lake Superior, the St. Croix River, Lake Minnetonka, Medicine Lake and Lake Pepin in

the Mississippi River, to name a few -- the beauty is unquenchable. When sailors get on the water nothing matters but the wind, the set of the sail, the quiet or the camaraderie of friends on board,

a dunk in the lake, a nice lunch at anchor, another

dunk in the lake and a beer or two as the sun sets and the moon rises.


Learning to love it

If you want to explore sailing, then know this little secret: Sailing mostly isn’t romantic. Being off-balance is a good challenge to the mind, body and relationship. Listen to any beginning sailors docking. “Honey” quickly becomes “HONEY!” But as fast as the barometer rises, it falls. It has to. If you’re going to sail, you have to have a poor memory for close calls. Luckily my husband and I do. My husband Dick and I bought our first sailboat a dozen years ago. It was moored in a swamp. Once there was actually a snake on the dock. I didn’t love sailing. But then we moved to the beautiful marina in Lake City with the added allure of a grocery store and restaurants within walking distance, and my interest in sailing revived.

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Last summer I finally got the guts to sign up for a four-day, liveaboard Northern Breezes course on Lake Superior to earn my bareboat skipper license. It’s one of several companies you can Google to find a course, but it did the trick for me. Bareboat chartering means you don’t need to hire a captain in order to charter a sizable sailboat. I took the course because I’d been little more than the live-aboard lunch lady and ballast, and I guessed it might be easier to learn from someone paid to be patient than from my racer-husband. He appreciated it, too. Now he has respect for my abilities and I have three more certifications than he does. Hard-knocks-learning still makes him a better sailor, but I can charter sailboats all over the world, and that just might hatch future adventures. Talking to people in Lake City about how they got into sailing, I found a common theme. They grew up sailing little boats, the kind you tip over for fun as much as anything. But here’s a tip: If you’ve never sailed, stand on the dock at Lake Calhoun. There are some magnanimous sailors in this city of lakes community. One day when Dick and I were watching the boats a German gentleman named Werner Meybaum offered us a ride. Then he handed us the helm and sat far from us on the bow. He never even asked us if we’d sailed. He sang, he sat, he spoke little of himself, but he did tell us that introducing people to sailing is his passion. Meybaum has no schedule; you just walk out on the dock and he comes to you. And he isn’t at all interested in having you pay him. You can learn about him on Facebook.


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To sail a trailer-able boat you need to a) learn how to back a trailer up to the water and b) know a bit about sail trim, wind direction, weather and right-of-way. If you own a cabin cruiser, you also need to a) know how to fix an engine that quits in the middle of the lake and/or b) know how to hail for help. You also need to know how to pump the bilge when water unexplainably leaks into the boat and how to maintain electrical systems. That’s for starters. If you don’t like mechanical work, then it’s best if you’re rich. You can always stick to chartering, sail with friends or find that amazingly philanthropic Werner Meybaum.

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If you love sailing, why not dive in? Buying new is pricey but wonderful if you can afford it. In this economy, however, you can find many great used boats that just need some tender loving care. The older boats have already lost much of their value, frankly, and if maintained they’re not going to lose much more. But be prepared to work on the boat or spend some money on updates.


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kick back &

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manicured topiaries and fussy hors d’oeuvre under a canopy of roses. No one enjoys a stodgy soiree. Think ‘simple, relaxed

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c a r e f r e e Garden Fête BY NICHOLE DAY DIGGINS By the time August rolls around, a lot of us have already started shifting gears. The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are behind

us... Or are they? Perhaps we’re unconsciously allowing the ubiquitous ‘retail calendar’ to influence our own internal clocks (i.e.

the Back-to-School displays which have been out since July 5). Despite what Target is telling us, there still really is more than a

month of summer ahead of us (the first day of autumn isn’t until September 22). Now with the harried schedule of summer sports and camps and vacations finally behind us, this really is the ideal time to kick back and relax and enjoy your outdoor space. And what better way than to throw a laid back garden party? (Note the words ‘laid back’ ). We’re not talking a haughty affair with

gathering where guests enjoy food in a garden setting.’ So throw out your assumptions, bend the rules and start planning your


Set the mood.

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Garden parties date back to 16th century Europe, when they were a way for fashionable families to entertain guests at their weekend country estates without strict formality. Illuminated by softly lit lanterns at dusk, the country garden provided the perfect magical setting for an intimate dinner. You don’t need a country estate to host a beautiful garden party. Whether your garden is a modest backyard in town, a farm in the country or an urban rooftop, make the most of the outdoor setting by adding a few special touches. Bring the indoors out. No need to buy special ‘outdoor’ furnishings - just use what you already have in your home. A long communal table with pillowed benches is both comfortable and casual. Or bring out an assortment of kitchen and dining chairs - no matching required. Pull it all together with a large area rug. Set up a serving table or bar station by bringing out an old console table. You can use large ceramic planters as side tables - just turn upside down and cover with a cloth (create a flat surface by adding a board, if necessary). To keep guests cool and comfortable, and keep the bugs at bay, bring out a fan or two.


Mix it up.

Dress the table with linens. Vintage tablecloths and napkins can be picked up at most thrift stores, yard sales and estate sales. Pick them up throughout the year so you’ll have a nice assortment for summer entertaining. While you’re scoping out the vintage linens, keep your eyes open for wine and beverage glasses and place settings, too. It’s more carefree and interesting when you have an assortment of glasses, and guests can choose their own and keep track of them throughout the evening. Set up your glasses on a tray to tie them together. Mixed china and unfussy flatware complete the setting, along with sparkling tea lights. Outdoor candle chandeliers add a nice touch, too. Citronella candles help keep bugs away. Twinkly lights – in all forms – help create atmosphere and transition from day to evening. You can buy strings of colorful garden lights, or create your own by putting plain string lights into old bottles, tying to secure. Wine bottles double as candle holders; an assortment of colors and labels add laid-back appeal. Glass canning jars make nice candle holders as well, and the larger jars can also be used as vases, filled with loosely-arranged bouquets of your favorite flowers.


Food and drink.

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There are many ways to approach food for a garden party. You can serve an assortment of finger foods and hors d’oeuvre, serve just sweets and desserts, or have a sit-down meal. Whichever way you decide to go, some loose guidelines will help take the stress out of preparation.

1 – You should be able to make most of the food ahead of time. A garden party is all about chatting and enjoying the setting, not working in the kitchen away from your guests. 2 – Choose dishes that can be served warm, at room temperature or chilled. This helps ensure the laid-back feeling. Chill your beverages in galvanized buckets filled with ice. This saves room in the refrigerator and makes it easy for guests to help themselves.

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– Try to serve seasonal foods when possible. In the summer, fresh fruits are a sure hit. They’re beautiful unadorned, or baked into a pie or cobbler. Mint from the garden can be used as a garnish, or in refreshing cocktails (see recipe for mojitos on page 21). If you grow your own vegetables, a garden party is a wonderful way to share your harvest with family and friends.

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– If you’re only serving small plates and finger foods, start with a few larger shared plates as your foundation, such as a cheese and bread plate. Lay out small bowls of shared snacks, like olives, black truffle popcorn or spiced nuts and build your menu from there, adding as many dishes as you like based on the number of guests. A good rule of thumb for small hors d’oeuvre is 6-8 pieces per person, per hour.


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Pork with Wine Don’t let the simplicity of this recipe fool you! The aromatic combination of fennel and garlic, along with the wine and extended cooking time, create a savory and satisfying complexity of flavors. This delicious pork dish can be made ahead and expands easily to feed any size group. Select a well-marbled cut for a great flavor. 2 ½ pounds pork shoulder roast, cut into chunks ½ liter of red Chianti 6 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons fennel seeds or to taste Fresh parsley, chopped – approximately ¼ cup Salt & pepper Place the pork, garlic, parsley and fennel seeds in a heavy bottomed skillet or Dutch oven. Brown meat over medium high to high heat. Do not add oil. When meat is well browned, add the wine, salt and pepper. Reduce to low heat and cook covered for 2 hours, until meat is tender. Serve as is, in chunks or on individual small corn tortillas for easier handling. Serves 4 – 6

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SOUTHWESTERN SUMMER SIPPERS Make a theme drink at your next party. Your guests will love it! By Susan Vance and Elizabeth Child Sweet and salty cocktails with lemon, lime, melon and mint are the taste of summer. They fancy up a summer barbeque or offer a southwest theme to a deck party. We have put a spin on some favorites to make them extra sumptuous. And we offer a new take from Rafael Perez, treasured food and beverage director of the St. James Hotel in Red Wing who says,“Tequila makes everything better!” He adds it to Hibiscus water traditionally sipped in the heat of a Mexican summer day to create a Mojito with a whole new delicious flavor and ruby red color. Take out the special stemware. Add some beautiful cut flowers to the table and your guests will know it’s a festive occasion even if it’s just Saturday on the deck. recipes pp. 19-22


Ceviche Veracruzano Mexican munchies? Not exactly. This more elevated treat can be an appetizer or dinner to attend your southwestern-style cocktails. Remember to marinate the shrimp and it’s a cinch.

Directions Place fish cubes in a non-reactive bowl and pour lime juice over them; toss to coat well. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least five hours or overnight. Stir occasionally with wooden spoon. Chop jalapenos and add them to the fish, along with the tomatoes, oil and seasonings. Toss well and drain. Serve chilled in a bowl or footed glass lined with lettuce leaves and garnished with avocado slices and lime wedges. Recipe thanks to Rafael Perez, food and beverage director at the St. James Hotel.

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Ingredients 1 pound tiger shrimp, cut into ½ inch cubes Juice of 8 large limes (about ½ cup) 4-5 pickled jalapeños, drained (or fewer for a milder dish) 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped ¼ cup olive oil ½ teaspoon dried Mexican oregano ½ teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper Leaf lettuce for lining dish Avocado slices Lime wedges


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The Legendary Margarita This is a sweet-and-sour sipper that has the undeniable signature of the Southwest and parts south of the border. The quintessential margarita (which means “daisy”) is made with a minimum of ingredients, but highlighted with the use of simple syrup (see note). Makes one serving. For a batch, simply multiply ingredients by the desired number of servings.

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Fresh lime slices (and a couple of wedges) Sea salt (optional) 1/3 cup fresh lime juice 3 tablespoons Cointreau (orange liqueur) 2 tablespoons tequila 2-4 tablespoons simple syrup Blend the ingredients with crushed ice in the blender on high; serve in a martini or margarita glass, chilled and rimmed in lime juice and salt; float a lime slice on the top of this frothy delight and just wait for the compliments to come your way. Olé! Variations: •

Add to the mixture and blend in your favorite summer fruit, such as watermelon, peaches, raspberries, blueberries or strawberries.

Make a Margarita Sunrise: add 3 tablespoons of orange juice, blend with other ingredients, pour over crushed ice, add club soda or a lemon-lime soft drink for a little fizz, if desired. Top with a dot of maraschino cherry juice and serve immediately. It is an impressive drink to serve with brunch!

Make a Melon Margarita: substitute melon liqueur (Midori) for the Cointreau or orange liqueur. Yum!


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Another top contender for the title is Margarita Sames, a wealthy Dallas socialite who claimed she whipped up the drink for friends at her Acapulco vacation home in 1948. Among her well-connected guests was Tommy Hilton, who eventually added the drink to the bar menu at his hotel chain. According to The Complete Book of Spirits by Anthony Dias Blue, though, the first importer of Jose Cuervo in the United States advertised with the tagline, “Margarita: it’s more than a girl’s name,” in 1945, three years before Sames claimed to have invented the drink. Cocktail fads may come and go but the popularity of the margarita seems here to stay.

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The Mojito Known as one of Ernest Hemmingway’s faves, the Mojito is a traditional Cuban cocktail using spearmint, which is abundant on the island. It can also take on a traditional Southwestern flair by substituting rum with tequila. Mint and soda make this drink one of the most refreshing on a hot day. It will be for you that the “bell tolls” if you choose this popular summer sipper.

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Makes one serving. For a batch, simply multiply ingredients by the desired number of servings. 6 – 8 mint leaves Lime wedges 2 ounces white rum (or tequila) 1-2 tablespoons simple syrup Dash of fresh lime juice (or concentrate) Club soda Gently muddle mint leaves in a Collins beverage glass (muddling is pressing the leaves in the glass to release the essential mint oil); add rum (or tequila) and simple syrup; and top with whole ice cubes and club soda. Stir slightly. Garnish glass with mint leaves and lime wedges. Variations: • Add Angostura bitters while muddling • Substitute flavored vodka or spiced rums • Try a ‘Dirty Mojito’ using spiced rum, brown simple syrup and key limes • Try a ‘Mojito Royal’ using champagne instead of club soda


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Hibiscus Mojito This exotic red drink starts by steeping dried Hibiscus flowers to create a refreshing tea-like beverage that is typically enjoyed cold without alcohol. Rafael Perez of the St. James Hotel created this Mojito by adding tequila to the popular Mexican refreshment. 2 cups dried Hibiscus (“Jamaica” in Spanish) flowers, found at Cub Foods or a Mexican market. 1 ½ cups sugar 1 gallon of water

Bring to a boil the Hibiscus flowers, water and sugar. Take off burner and steep for 45 minutes. Strain out flowers and refrigerate liquid to cool. Rim highball glasses with sugar or powdered sugar by wetting the rim with lemon or lime juice. Fill glasses with ice. Add 1½ ounce tequila per glass and Hibiscus water.

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Note: Simple syrup adds richness as well as sweetness. It can be made far in advance and stored. Boil two parts sugar to one part water, then turn the heat to low and stir constantly until sugar dissolves. At this point you can add flavorings like a sprig of mint for a hint of flavor. Let the syrup cool to room temperature. Then pour into a glass jar and store in the refrigerator.

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Last Chance Summer Outings

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Create a memorable day with the kids before school begins By Ann Christy Dybvik

Why do the summer months seem to pass faster than any other time during the year? As our sunny, long days give way to cooler

days, school schedules and the crunch for family time, think about planning one special last family “hurrah” as a memorable

transition into the school year. We are fortunate to live in an area of the state with a wealth of recreational opportunities. Within

an hour or two there are venues for biking, hiking, canoeing,

horseback riding, camping, exploring small towns and new parks, water parks, fishing, museums… the list is almost endless. In fact,

the hard part of this venture may not be finding something to do,

but rather narrowing down your choice. Here are some sample ideas to whet your appetite and stir up your own creativity, along with some resources to help you discover even more fun.


Museums: The St. Paul Children’s Museum now also has a branch in Rochester, located in River Center Plaza. Both sites focus on hands-on activities for children ages six months through

10. Curious George is now in attendance at the St. Paul site through October 7. The rooftop features sand and plants, and indoors are imagination stations where children and their

parents can create spin art, experiment with bubbles and water tubes, or pretend to be a firefighter, grocery manager

or practice other neighborhood jobs. Meet George himself, after singing some songs and dancing.

childrensmuseumrochester.org & mcm.org in St. Paul. Northeast Minneapolis also has a unique and slightly quirky museum called the Firefighters Hall and Museum. Here

children can ride on an old fire truck, get their picture taken

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Start and end your trip along the Mississippi by getting to know a few of your farmers. We buy from our neighbors so you can experience their artisan fare!

caretaker about all the different firefighting tools along with his and all things related will enjoy this trip. firehallmuseum.org The Works. Located in Edina, and only open on Saturdays,

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Biking Minnesotans love cycling -- just witness all the trails the state

has to offer. Check out the Explore Minnesota website for maps, details on routes and other trip planning tips. Pack a

picnic lunch or eat at one of the local restaurants that border a trail. This might be a nice time to bring out the camera and shoot some memory photos of the day. exploreminnesota. com

Music Hobgoblin Music along Highway 19 in Red Wing is a

repository of music, string instruments and nature. On August 4 they will host Red House Records’ Barnfest and Kidfest in the outdoor amphitheatre. From 1 PM to 7:30 PM

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host of activities for kids. Children 12 and under get in free;

attend that day? Then visit Hobgoblin Music another time to

see their beautiful handmade instruments and a wide variety of stringed instruments, as well as tin whistles, bagpipes, Celtic harps and banjos. The barn loft is used as a concert site, along with the outdoor stage and seating area. stoneyend.com

PLAY Lark Toys. Located just outside Wabasha in Kellogg, Lark Toys offers over 20,000 square feet of fun for all

ages. They specialize in heirloom handmade toys, but

they also have a beautiful carousel to ride on, miniature

golf, a café, bookstore, toy store, and fudge and candy shop. larktoys.com

Minnesota Zoo: Apple Valley is the site for the wonderful

Parks

Minnesota Zoo. With always expanding exhibits and the

Venture out to one of the many affordable ($25 for

current dinosaur display, your children will enjoy every minute of this trip. If you want to turn a day long visit into an evening event as well, take in an evening concert at the Amphitheatre. The lineup of performers is notable and the tickets sell fast so plan ahead. mnzoo.org

a yearly pass) State Parks – there is sure to be one

near you. Or, check out Taylors Falls Recreation Area/ Wild Mountain, which offers a water park, go karts,

alpine slide, campground, boat tours, and canoe rental. wildmountain.com


For added adventure . . . Once you settle on a destination, add your own element of surprise to the event. To turn an ordinary ‘adventure day’ into a special one try these ideas:

• Get out the map, draw a circle spanning five miles, 15 miles, or any distance you want to drive. Then, let one of the

children choose a point on the map within that area. That’s

where you are going for the day! Do some quick research on attractions in the area or just wing it! Pack your map so

the kids can follow the route and bring along a few special games and snacks.

• Plan a surprise day trip…. Leave a note for your child saying

they are invited to a special family event at (choose your day and time). When the day comes get in the car and head to

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food, things you eat with your hands only, foods you find in

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expressions Outdoor Music and Art When it’s cold and blustery half of the year, the warmer months tend to summon people outdoors. We eat, live, play, entertain and even sleep outdoors. So it’s no wonder that you can head out just about any summer weekend or evening for a little music or art al fresco. The end of the season may be in sight, but there is still time to get out and enjoy. Mystic Lake Sugarland - August 8, 2012 REO Speedwagon - August 31, 2012 Lewis Black - September 15, 2012 Randy Travis - September 21, 2012 mysticlake.com/entertainment

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Minnesota Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival Aug. 9-12, 2012 Richmond, MN minnesotabluegrass.org Nominated IBMA Event of the Year three times. Bayfront Blues Festival Aug. 10-12, 2012 Duluth, MN bayfrontblues.com Nominated IBMA Event of the Year three times. Family Music Festival Aug. 3-5, 2012 Lake Itasca, MN familybluegrass.com Bluegrass & old-time gospel music Waterfest 27 Thursdays through August 30, 2012 Oshkosh, WI waterfest.org REO Speedwagon, The Zombies, Nightranger, the BoDeans and more. SUMMER TUESDAYS - Market, Music & Movies! Aug 7- Aug 21, 2012 Every Tuesday 5 PM - 10:00 PM Celebrate Stillwater’s FREE Summer Tuesday events for the entire family held in Lowell Park. Enjoy Market vendors, stage performances, live music and a great family movie at dusk. Bring the family and a blanket!

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The Fresh Art Fall Tour is a self-guided road trip to 17 of the most delightful studios and galleries in the Lake Pepin and Chippewa River Valley areas of Wisconsin. In its 14th year, this fall’s event promises vibrant autumn colors lining roads that wind through the hills and valleys of Western Wisconsin, guiding you to artists’ studios that are ‘off the beaten track.’ Yet this event is close by – just 20 minutes from Red Wing, an hour from Hudson and less than an hour and a half from the Twin Cities.

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Come to downtown Red Wing October 13 + 14, 2012 for the 46th annual Fall Festival of the Arts. More than 90 artists exhibit a variety of media, including photography, glass, wood, clay, jewelry, fiber, 2D and 3D. The festival is held on the downtown streets of historic Red Wing during the height of the fall leaf season, attracting more than 10,000 visitors. Though the artists are the main attraction, the festival also includes a variety of foods, music, an array of children’s activities and local and community entertainment. Free and open to the public. 46 th AnnuAl

Artwork by Megan Moore

More information at the Red Wing Arts Association: 651.388.7569 • redwingartsassociation.org

Fall FeStival OF the artS October 13th & 14th, 2012 Saturday 9-5 Sunday 10-4:30 An outdoor juried art fair in historic downtown Red Wing, Minnesota

JOIN US for the FRESH ART FALL STUDIO TOUR! VISIT 17 ARTIST STUDIOS AND GALLERIES IN THE PICTURESQUE LAKE PEPIN & CHIPPEWA VALLEY AREAS OF WISCONSIN.

October 5, 6 & 7, 2012 10am – 5pm www.freshart.org


bazaar Structural Integration Rolfing & Yin Yoga The Rolf method of structural integration helps you find stability and alignment to increase flexibility, decrease pain and create a sense of peace. Call for individual sessions in: • Structural Integration (Rolfing) • Yin yoga Daniel Martin Certified Guild for Structural Integration practitioner and yoga instructor Northfield Buddhist Center 313 ½ Division St., Northfield 507.664.9418

JENNIFER WALLIN – NATIONALLY CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST Massage Therapy helps rid the effects of stress and can decrease tension headaches. New modality MyoKinesthetic focuses on bringing balance back to your posture, which can reduce chronic aches and pains and even headaches! $35 for 30 minutes $60 for 60 minutes $65 for 75 minutes $75 for 90 minutes Noble Chiropractic Clinic 507.645.8242

JOURNEY INN, an eco retreat. Spend a quiet night in a nature-inspired guest room at Journey Inn and receive $10 off a relaxation massage at the EarthSky BodyMind Center. Come for a day visit or spend the night. • massage & energy therapy • life direction coaching • Passage Program for life transitions www.earthskybodymind.com info@earthskybodymind.com www.journeyinn.net 715.448.2424

THE INDIGO CONFERENCE ROOM IS AVAILABLE FOR BUSINESS MEETINGS Features: • Roof Deck overlooking the Mississippi River • Elevator Access • Special Daytime Rates • Downtown Red Wing in the restored Indigo Building 325 Main Street • Red Wing 651.267.0076

Experience gets results LINDA DAY CLAY Handmade functional pottery. Custom clay pieces for all occasions. Linda Day Clay Arkansaw, WI daydunlp@nelson-tel.net Tel: 715.285.5692 www.lindadayclay.com

Reiland Team Paul & Juliette Reiland and Erik Severson 952-292-5999 reilandteam.edinarealty.com

President’s Circle 2010, 2011 and 2012

SHEPHERD’S WAY FARMS Minnesota Artisan Sheep Cheese Shepherd’s Way Farms, a local family-based sheep dairy, produces award-winning artisan cheeses on the farm, just outside Northfield. Find Shepherd’s Way cheeses at Just Food Co-op in Northfield, or other local coops, specialty cheese shops, or Byerly’s, Lunds & Kowalski’s. shepherdswayfarms.com 507.663.9040

Custom cabinetry and furniture. Traditional. Modern. Local.

nestwoodworking.com 612.716.5347


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