This Weekend In Northfield: March 3-5

It’s the weekend and the forecast is calling for sunny skies and highs in the 50’s and 60’s!  WOW!  Can you say BEAUTIFUL???  There are so many fun events and activities happening this weekend, but here are the five we choose that you won’t want to miss!

  1.  Goodsell Observatory Open House  Fri, March 3, 7pm – 9pm  139 Olin Dr
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    Monthly every first Friday when skies are clear. Join Carleton’s resident astronomers to view the moon, stars, planets and nebulas. The event will be cancelled at the last minute if cloudy. Dress for the weather, since you’ll either use a telescope outside or in the domes, which are not heated.
  2. Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival  Fri, March 3, 7:30pm – 10:30pm  Northfield Middle School

    rocknrollPerformances of the production, titled R-O-C-K in the USA, will take place at Northfield Middle School auditorium. Dates include March 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday, March 5. This is the 12th year of the show, which features student musicians, singers and dancers performing hits dating back to the 1950s to the present.  All tickets cost $15, are reserved seating, are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged. Contact the high school activities office at 507.663.0632 for more information.

  3. Bagles & Birds | Saturday, March 4, 9:30am – 10:30am | River Bend Nature Center, Faribault
    memberimageEnjoy coffee and bagels in a relaxed atmosphere while watching the antics of wildlife.  Meet in the comfort of the building to observe the birds and other visitors to the Windows on the Wild backyard habitat feeding area.  Help with identification, fun facts, binoculars, guide books and conversation will make this a great way to start the day!
  4. The Zillionaires | Sat, March 4, 7pm – 10pm | The Contented Cow
    zillionairesA four-piece electric band with Wendy Smith (guitar, vocals, accordion), Peter Nelson (guitar and vocals), Dave Drentlaw (drums) and Mike Legvold (bass). They play Smith’s originals along with covers from a variety of styles including blues, rock and roll, roots and country. One of Northfield’s most danceable bands.
  5. I Cantanti: Animals on Parade! | Sun, March 5, 3:30pm | St. John’s Lutheran Church
    spot-paradeA concert for the young at heart. Wayne Kivell, director. Featuring hits from The Lion King and Frozen, plus music by Carolyn Jennings and the world premiere of A Young Person’s Guide to the Choir by Daniel Kallman. $5 adults, children free when accompanied by an adult.