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The Roe Family Singers to Perform at Central Park TONIGHT!

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Join The Roe Family Singers for a Good-Time, Old-Time Hillbilly evening of original and traditional music! TONIGHT!

Hailing from the Mississippi-headwaters, the band blends characteristic old-time sound with rock & roll, featuring banjo, auto harp, guitar, and Appalachian clogging!

Don't miss the last Books & Stars of the season!
Booker opens at 6:30 pm and the show begins at 7 pm.


Jesse James Film Festival Begins July 31

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The Northfield Historical Society and Carleton College are teaming up this year to host the inaugural Jesse James Film Festival starting July 31. All showings will be in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema and will free and open to the public (donations appreciated).

“The NHS wanted to find a way to show these movies on the big screen,” says board chair Christian Hakala. “With the exception of the Brad Pitt movie, I’m not sure that many people in town have seen these films in a movie theater.” And of course there was special interest in creating some nostalgia with the presentation of a Roy Rogers double-feature. “With Carleton College graciously agreeing to host,” adds Hakala, “we jumped at the chance to offer this summer event to the community.”

Five films were chosen for the festival because of their depictions of the famous attempt by the James-Younger Gang to rob Northfield’s First National Bank in 1876:


Musical Duo Bobby and Christine at Saturday's Riverwalk Market Fair

Bobby Griffiths and Christine Bergland will perform at Riverwalk Market Fair on Saturday, July 26

On Saturday, July 26 Riverwalk Market Fair welcomes Bobby Griffiths and Christine Bergland, a duet of two voices and one guitar. Their musical sets feature well-known Americana songs, some instrumental picking originals, lots of harmonies and pleasing arrangements.  They play a wide array of ballads and livelier songs from Louis Armstrong to Pete Townshend, from Woody Guthrie to the Beatles. Bobby adores the Grateful Dead, and if Christine had her way the Indigo Girls would be a trio.  Riverwalk Market Fair runs from 9 am to 1 pm Saturdays through October in Northfield's Bridge Square and features local produce and the area's best art and fine craft.    


Vintage Band Festival Aug. 2 in Bridge Square

Vintage Band Festival Aug. 2 in Bridge Square

Vintage Band Festival is presenting a one-day event on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. With musical styles ranging from Civil War to Old Time to Jazz and more, 12 diverse bands from around Minnesota will perform outdoor concerts on Northfield’s Bridge Square starting at 9 a.m. and going until 9 p.m.

The event will be held in conjunction with Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair in Bridge Square, where arts, crafts, and fresh foods are available. The event is free and open to the public, but donations to VBF are greatly appreciated. 

The schedule for Aug. 2 is as follows:

·         9am     New Prague Area Community Band

·         10am   Bridge Square Band

·         11am   Sheldon Theatre Brass Band

·         12pm   “Swing and a Miss”


Brazilian Jazz comes to WAY PARK for this week's Books & Stars Wed. July 23!

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Join Xibaba  (She-ba-ba) for a time to dance to sound of Brazilian Jazz!

This band blends the tropical sounds of bossa nova, samba, baião, forro, frevo, chorinho & partido alto. http://miratomkehoe.com/ 

The show begins at 7 pm. Booker the book bus opens at 6:30.

In case of inclement weather we will move to the Oddfellow’s Park Pavilion Forrest Ave & Lincoln St.

Check for updates at 507-645-6606, Facebook and at www.northfieldpubliclibrary.blogspot.com

Books & Stars is made possible by : The Friends and Foundation of the Library, City of Northfield– Library, Northfield School District– Community Services Division and a Grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative    appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


Let's ROCK THE POOL! Books & Stars will be at the OUTDOOR POOL! Wed. July 16th

The original members of the CASTAWAYS- and they are still together and rockin' for all these years!

The Castaways return!! Their fast-paced and versatile songs will be "Rockin' the Pool" July 16th! Their music ranges from pop and album artists, classic rock, mood-setting ballads and the best of 50’s and 60’s favorites including their 1965 hit song “Liar, Liar”

 Includes FREE admission to the pool from 6-8.

In case of inclement weather we will move to the Oddfellow’s Park Pavilion Forrest Ave & Lincoln St. Check for updates at 507-645-6606, Facebook and at www.northfieldpubliclibrary.blogspot.com 

Books & Stars is made possible by : The Friends and Foundation of the Library, City of Northfield– Library, Northfield School District– Community Services Division and a Grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council.


Saturday's Riverwalk Market Fair Features Minnesota Skyvault Theater

Skyvault Theater of Rochester performs music and scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream at Saturday's Riverwalk.

Look for an energetic and talented youth theater company performing scenes and music from a Midsummer Night’s Dream, turned wood vases and bowls by David Peterson, sweet and savory pastries from Martha’s Eats and Treats, seasonal local produce, and the area’s finest art and craft at Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday, July 12 from 9 am to 1 pm in Downtown Northfield’s Bridge Square.

The Saturday Riverwalk Market Fair welcomes Rochester’s Skyault Theater with scenes and music from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Kids will be invited to participate in dancing and singing.


Salvage. Auto Art by Corrie Erickson

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"Salvage" is an art exhibition featuring recent oil paintings by local artist Corrie Erickson. The theme of the series is older American cars, exposed to the elements in rural areas. Local tattoo shop High Noon Ink, located at 306 Division in downtown Northfield, will be the hosting venue. No need to get a tattoo or piercing (though you're more than welcome to), just stop on in and enjoy some art and check out the tattoo shop voted 'Best Tattoo Shop in Southern MN' for 2013!

 

Salvage. Auto Art by Corrie Erickson

Saturday, July 12, 2014 @5pm

High Noon Ink, 306 Division St

Downtown Northfield

 

Free Admission


Are you ready for some laughs? Books & Stars will feature MIXED NUTS at Way Park Wed. July 9th.

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The show begins at 7 pm, Booker the Book Bus opens at 6:30

Mixed Nuts! Join us for physical comedy, humor and uproarious audience participation!  Guaranteed to tickle your funny bone!

Mixed Nuts are real clowns minus full clown make-up and will produce side-splitting laughter in ages 3-93. All at lovely Way Park (St. Olaf Ave and Manitou Street)

In case of inclement weather we will move to the Oddfellow’s Park Pavilion Forrest Ave & Lincoln St.

Check for updates at 507-645-6606, Facebook and at www.northfieldpubliclibrary.blogspot.com

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative    appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


Auditions for Confident Male Actor/Singer

Underdog Productions

Underdog Productions is looking for ONE CONFIDENT MALE ACTOR/SOLOIST ABLE TO PLAY AGE 50 for the principal role of John Tyler in an exciting world premier historical musical comedy titled Tippecanoe and Tyler Too by W. Watts Biggers. The available audition slots are Monday, July 7, 6:30 -8:00 p.m. at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Avenue, Lakeville. Auditioners should prepare a show tune. Monologue is optional. Contact underdogproductionsmn@gmail.com to set up an audition timeslot.


Public Invited to Third Annual Northfield Film Fest

In collaboration with the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium (CVEC), Carleton College is pleased to host the third annual Northfield Film Festival, running Tuesday evenings during the month of July. This year's theme is "The Hollywood Renaissance" and will feature popular films from the 1960s and 1970s, including "Bonnie and Clyde," "The Graduate," "2001: A Space Odyssey," and "Chinatown." The series will also feature screenings of three short films created by area students—one each from Carleton, St. Olaf College, and Northfield High School.

Screenings are free and open to the public and will be held Tuesdays evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema (Third and College Streets in Northfield).

July 8: "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967, 111 min.), directed by Arthur Penn and starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty. A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.


Great River Shakespeare Festival Ticket Vouchers available at the Northfield Public Library

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The Great River Shakespeare Festival has made available free ticket vouchers for their plays in Winona, MN.  The vouchers were made available through many generous donors. The season runs June 25 through August 3, 2014. The Northfield Public Library has 10 vouchers left.  These are available 2 per family. Please inquire at the reference desk upstairs at the library. Some restrictions apply.  For more information see the GRSF website at https://grsf.org or call the library at 507-645-6606.


Book & Stars is at Spring Creek Park! Join us for "DOC ROBERT'S WILD WEST SHOW!" June 25th

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Want to see amazing skills and intriguing magic? Then Whip cracking, bottle tossing, the 11-box balance, china plates on tiny bamboo sticks – in the hands of five volunteers,  the endless pitcher of water, the vanishing elephant, 8 ball juggling, real western lariat spinnin’, and more!  Come to Spring Creek Park -by the Jefferson Parkway Soccer Fields Wednesday, June 25th for an evening of entertainment for all ages!

Booker, the Book Bus opens at 6:30.  The show begins at 7 pm.  Books and Stars is made possible by a grant from SEMAC, The Friends and Foundation of the Library, Northfield School District Community Services Division, The Northfield Public Library and the Northfield Historical Society. 

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


Grand Ol' Summer kicks off July 9th

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Northfield Arts Guild and the Northfield Senior Center are teaming together this summer to offer a chance for kids and their grandparents to spend some fun time together.  We’ve got several activities for you to choose from during the months of July and August.

The highlight of this program will be a bus trip to Circus Juventas on Saturday, August 9th. The following Wednesday, kids and grans can sit down together and make their own circus using found objects and construction paper.

You can paint a pot and plant a flower together or team up to build a birdhouse. 

Take it easy and make a date to see a movie at the Northfield Senior Center while enjoying popcorn and lemonade.

Get out and get some fresh air during our photo scavenger hunt (I think that a photo of an ice cream cone is on the list!).  The next day, you’ll use your photos to create a collaged book or wall hanging.


Spring greens and fresh local vegetables at Saturday's Riverwalk Market Fair

Spring Wind Farm brings lettuce, spinach, radishes, and other spring vegetables to Riverwalk Market Fair on Saturday.

Local seasonal produce at available at Riverwalk Market Fair this Saturday, June 21 includes fresh-picked salad greens, head lettuce, spinach, snap peas, rhubarb, radishes, kale, swiss chard, cilantro, and green onions, along with a variety of bedding plants, eggs, and flowers.  


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