August 3, 2010

August already!

I can't believe we're in the last official summer month already!  Better start planning a little getaway soon, before school starts and the leaves begin to turn.  There's plenty of reasons to come to Northfield... read on for a list of local and nearby events and activities.  Hope to see you soon at the Magic Door!

Aug 5 - 8     Vintage Band Festival!!  25 bands, 100 concerts, 4 days, check the VBF
                   website: VintageBandFestival.org, for complete details

Aug 6 - 7     Dennison Days, 2 day community celebration in our nearby neighboring town,
                   a few minutes south of Northfield, featuring food, libations, and one of the
                   region's favorite bands: The Casablanca Orchestra!

Aug 7          Eighth Annual Tour de Nick, (bike ride), Annual fundraiser for Suicide         
                   Awareness Voices of Education, 10, 20 and 50 mile bike routes, Free
                   and open to the public with a freewill offering, Departs from Mike's Bike
                   Shop at 9am, more info:  www.northfieldbikeclub.org

Aug 7         Vintage Band Festival Dance, $10, Northfield Ballroom, 8:30pm

Every Sat    Riverwalk Market Fair and Farmer's Market, 9am-1pm

Aug 7          Jon Manners, The Tavern Lounge, 8-11pm

Aug 6, 8 7, 12, 13, 14      Forever Plaid, Theater, Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault,
                                      7:30pm, on Aug. 8 matinee at 2pm    

Aug 6, 7, 8, 12, 13 & 14     Romeo and Juliet, Central Park, 7pm

Aug 9 - 15    Dakota County Fair, a full week of festive fair activities just 13 miles north in
                   Farmington!

Every Mon    Bingo! at Castle Rock and Roll in Castle Rock

Every Tues    Acoustic Jam Session, The Contented Cow, 7:30pm

Every Wed    Euchre, at Castle Rock and Roll

Aug 12         Brothers Burn Mountain, The Contented Cow, 5pm

Aug 12         Mr. Sticky,  The Tavern Lounge, 8-11pm

Aug 13         Allyson Road Band, The Contented Cow, 5pm

Aug 13         Joe Meyer, The Tavern Lounge, 8-11pm

Aug 14         Outdoor Dance Performance, Bridge Square, 11:15am

Aug 14         Summer Sonnets Poetry Reading, The Contented Cow, 12-2pm

Aug 14         Area 51, voted #1 band of 2009 by the Northfield Guide readers,
                   The Contented Cow, 8pm

Aug 14         Allyson Rae, The Tavern Lounge, 8-11pm

Aug 15         Bridge Chamber Music Festival Concert, Urness Recital, St Olaf, 7:30pm

Aug 16 -22   Steele County Fair,  Minnesota's largest county fair, Owatonna (25 mins south
                   of Northfield), more info:  www.scff.org

Aug 17        Bridge Chamber Music Festival Young Artist Recital, Studio A, St Olaf, 2pm

Aug 19        Bridge Chamber Music Festival Concert, Concert Hall, Carleton, 7:30pm

Aug 19        Carey Langer, The Contented Cow, 8pm

Aug 19        Mr. Sticky, The Tavern Lounge, 8-11pm

Aug 20       Occasional Jazz, 5pm, Bonnie and the Clydes, 8pm, The Contented Cow
                
                 
Aug 20        Relativity, The Tavern Lounge, 8-11pm

Aug 21        Blue Collar BBQ and Arts Fest, Faribault's best block party!, food and fun
                  for the whole family, 10am-11pm

Aug 21        Vintage Baseball, St Olaf, 1pm

Aug 21        Dime-Store Watch, The Contented Cow, 8pm

Aug 21        Norwegian Cowboy, The Tavern Lounge, 8-11pm

Aug 22        Bridge Chamber Music Festival Concert, Concert Hall, Carleton, 7:30pm

Aug 26        Women's Equality Day Event, Bridge Square, 6pm

Aug 26        Dolce Woodwind Quintet, 7pm, Adam Svec, 9pm, The Contented Cow

Aug 26        Joe Carey, The Tavern Lounge, 8-11pm

Aug 27        Marc Reigel of the Night Crawler's Oldies Sing Along, Butler's Steak and
                   Ale, 8pm

Aug 27        Pine Rival, The Tavern Lounge, 8-11pm

Aug 28        Outlaw Run, Motorcycle enthusiasts follow the James gang's hoof prints
                   tracking their desperate flee, starts with raid re-enactment, ends with
                   post rally party at the Rueb-n-Stein, $20, departure point: Northfield Historical
                   Society, more info:  northfieldhistory.org

Aug 28        5th Annual 150-mile Motorcycle Benefit Run, $20 per person includes T-shirt,
                   breakfast, food en route and dinner afterwards at Castle Rock and Roll, funds
                   go to Luke Schoenbaurer, a boy who has been fight a rare type of bone cancer,
                   Castle Rock and Roll, Registration 8:30-10:30am with an 11am departure, more
                   info at:  caringbridge.org/visit/lukedavidschoenbauer.

Aug 28        Jumpin' Jehosafats Benefit Concert, traditional jazz, dixieland and gospel
                  music, freewill offering goes to disaster response in Haiti, Northfield United
                  Methodist Church, 7pm

Aug 28       Area 51, The Contented Cow, 8pm

Aug 28       Kevin Stanke and the Million Dollar Mustache, The Tavern Lounge, 8-11pm