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Events in and around Northfield
Submitted by David Gonnerman on Sun, 04/02/2006 - 3:09pm
Jentekor, the Nidaros Cathedral's Girls' Choir from Norway, conducted by Anita Brevik, will perform a concert at St. Olaf College on Tuesday, April 4, at 8 p.m. in Boe Memorial Chapel. The concert, which is free and open to the public, is part of the choir's United States tour titled "Songs Across the Sea."
In addition to visiting St. Olaf, the choir will travel to Minneapolis, Madison, Wis., and New York. The tour runs from April 1-11 and aims to promote Norwegian culture and heritage.
The tour follows the St. Olaf Choir's visit to Trondheim, Norway in June 2005. While at Nidaros Cathedral the two choirs, together with Norwegian mezzo-soprano Randi Stene, recorded the holiday special A St. Olaf Christmas in Norway, which aired nationally in December on PBS.
The concert program for this tour includes selections spanning the musical spectrum, from Norwegian, Swedish, English, Latin and German songs, to Mozart compositions to traditional Norwegian folk songs.
Submitted by Doug Bratland on Sat, 04/01/2006 - 4:32pm
Wow! Check out what's happening TONIGHT in our not-so-sleepy little town...
90 minutes later your musical options increase dramatically. A new band called Scattered Skies makes their debut at Froggy Bottoms at 8:30. Harmonic Voodoo gets their groove on at the Tavern Lounge right around the same time.
Also at 8:30, Matt Arthur and the Bratlanders [full disclosure: I am a Bratlander] rock the Contented Cow with their original folk, gospel and protest songs and an eclectic mix of roots music and outlaw country.
And finally, If music's not your thing, Faribault's Merlin Players theater company bring their Monty Python-esque Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) to The Grand for the second night of a two-night stand.
Hope to see you downtown!
Submitted by David Gonnerman on Fri, 03/31/2006 - 8:48am
Princess Martha Louise of Norway, the only daughter of King Harald V and Queen Sonja and fourth in line to the Norwegian throne, will visit St. Olaf College on Thursday, April 13, as part of a national speaking and promotional tour for her book Why Kings and Queens Don't Wear Crowns.
Princess Martha Louise will be in the Black and Gold Ballroom in Buntrock Commmons at noon for a 30-minute presentation about growing up as royalty in today's world and why she wrote her bestselling children's book. Her remarks will be followed by 80 minutes of book signing. The talk is free and open to the public. Svein Nyhus, award-winning illustrator of the book, also will be present. Why Kings and Queens Don't Wear Crowns is on sale at the St. Olaf Bookstore. Copies will be available for purchase at the event.
Why Kings and Queens Don't Wear Crowns centers on events in 1905, when Norway's union with Sweden was peacefully dissolved and Norway needed to find a new royal family. The book's tale begins there and is based on the childhood of the princess' grandfather, King Olav V. Little Prince Olav wants to play in the snow and ski just like the other children, but every time he leaves the palace something bad happens to the crown on his head, and the king and queen are not amused.
Submitted by Doug Bratland on Thu, 03/30/2006 - 9:25am
The new issue of the Northfield Entertainment Guide (NEG) is now available free throughout the Northfield area and here via PDF.
Click the image to view it within your browser or right-click on the image to "Save link/target as..." and then view or print it from your computer.
Submitted by ncoadmin on Wed, 03/29/2006 - 10:43am
Geek Night is on March 30, at the The Contented Cow. Geeks normally arrive starting around 7:00 PM. The Cow will be providing the obligatory whiteboard, supporting geeks' needs.
Geek Night is an informal social gathering, where topics of discussion range from math, to computer science, to philosophy, to chemistry - and everything else geeky.
Bruce Morlan has a math puzzler on his blog as a Geek Night teaser.
Submitted by Scott Richardson on Tue, 03/28/2006 - 9:45am
The Great Northfield, Minnesota Book Raid, the Northfield Hospital Auxiliary’s annual book sale, will be Tuesday, April 25 to Saturday, April 29, at the Northfield Ice Arena, South Highway 3, Northfield.
Book donations will be welcome at the arena beginning Monday, April 3. Hours of collection will be 4 to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. During the week of April 18 through April 23, the arena will be open to receive book donations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Sale hours will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 26-April 28; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 29.
The hospital auxiliary uses funds from the book sale to support the Northfield Hospital and other community health projects.