Sure, those high waters were a major tourist attraction. But we’ve got something much better going on down along the riverside…the Riverwalk Market Fair. It’s a great gathering, with local produce, artisan food, fine art, and quality craft, along with strolling musicians. Catch it before the season ends!
Thursday, October 7th: it’s the Friends of the Library Spelling Bee, 7 p.m., Grand Event Center. Yes, there’s other things happening around town Thursday night, but you should go to the Spelling Bee. It’s a fundraiser for the Northfield Carnegie Library, celebrating its 100th birthday this year.
Friday, October 8th: New Moon Trio, 5 to 7 p.m., Contented Cow, Dan Waczek, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Butler’s Steak & Ale, Violet, 7:30 p.m., Haugen Theater on the St. Olaf College campus, Sasha Mercedes, 8 to 11 p.m., Tavern Lounge, Fish Frye, 8:00 to 11:00 p.m., Contented Cow, and Trio Montecino, 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., Concert Hall on the Carleton College campus.
Saturday, October 9th: Making it in the Arts, 8:30 a.m., Buntrock Commons on the St. Olaf College campus, 2nd Annual Susan Perry Memorial Walk for Animals, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sechler Park, Riverwalk Market Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Riverwalk, Violet, 2:00 and 7:30 p.m., Haugen Theater on the St. Olaf College campus, Wendy Russell, 6 p.m., Butler’s Steak & Ale, OsterVasterBoten, 6:45 to 8:30 p.m., Northfield Carnegie Library, Frederic Chopin’s 200th Birthday Party (what other small town in Minnesota…), 7:30 p.m., First United Church of Christ, Potluck and the Hotdishes, 8:00 to 11:00 p.m., Contented Cow, and 2 of Hearts, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., Butler’s Steak & Ale.
Sunday, October 10th: Meditation Workshop, 2:00 p.m., Skinner Memorial Chapel on the Carleton College campus, Violet, 2:00 p.m., Haugen Theater on the St. Olaf College campus, Carleton Arboretum Field Trip, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Arboretum Offices on the Carleton College campus, Pianist John Jensen, 3:15 p.m., Urness Recital Hall on the St. Olaf College campus, Northfield Senior Center 1oth Anniversary Celebration, 5:10 p.m., Northfield Senior Center, Politics and a Pint, 6:00 p.m., Contented Cow, Vespers (featuring the St. Olaf Chapel Choir and the Northfield High School Choir), 7:30 p.m., Boe Memorial Chapel on the St. Olaf College campus, Northern Roots Session, 7:30 p.m., Contented Cow, and Quiz Night, 8:00 p.m., Contented Cow.