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2016 Performances

February

Feb. 8
1 p.m.
Concord Elementary School
Edina, MN (map)
The twelfth year I've been traipsing off to Concord to sing with the K kids. It's become part of my winter rhythm, and a very nice part, I must say. The Concord folks are great! Will we be learning to play the spoons? You betcha! Oh, second program at 2pm.
Feb. 9
10:30 a.m.
Woodbury Lutheran Preschool
Woodbury, MN (map)
Songs and stories for the little ones and their families.
Feb. 10
10:30 a.m.
Woodbury Lutheran Preschool
Woodbury, MN (map)
Another time of music for the kids who didn't get in on yesterday's doings. Gotta spread the joy around, you know! Second program at 1pm for the afternoon kids.
Feb. 11
10:15 a.m.
Servant Schoolhouse Preschool
Champlin, MN (map)
I get to serve some music to all the little servants! Second program at 12:45pm.
Feb. 12
10:30 a.m.
Servant Schoolhouse Preschool
Champlin, MN (map)
More music for the kids at Servant Schoolhouse. These are different kids from yesterday. Come to think of it, I guess we're all different kids from yesterday...
Feb. 12
6:30 p.m.
Lake Elmo Park Reserve
Lake Elmo, MN (map)
A duo gig with my good friend, Chris Becknell on violin. We're doing a 90-min. set on mostly instrumental music to warm up the kids and families attending the "Sweetheart Cross Country Ski & Candlelight Hike!" Look for us at the Nordic Center.
Feb. 18
10 a.m.
St. Thomas More Preschool
St. Paul, MN (map)
Another fun time with the kids at St. TM Preschool!
Feb. 19
1 p.m.
Salem Covenant Church
New Brighton, MN (map)
I'm playing for the seniors group here at Salem. The first time I was here was 38 years ago! I think some of those seniors were in high school then ...
Feb. 22
3 p.m.
The Rivers
Burnsville, MN (map)
A little musical get-together with the seniors here at the Rivers.
Feb. 24
10 a.m.
St. Peter's Catholic School
Forest Lake, MN (map)
I'm doing two "American Folk Instrument" workshops at 8:15 and 9am followed by my "3 Rs of Character" assembly for the kids at 10:00. A full and fun day!
Feb. 25
12:30 p.m.
Bloomington Covenant Church
Bloomington, MN (map)
I'm working with the kids and parents of the Minnehaha Homeschool Co-op today. Been with 'em before but it's been awhile. Fun to reconnect!
Feb. 29
6:15 p.m.
JWP Elementary School
Janesville, MN (map)
A romping musical time for the preschoolers and their fams in the school library! We'll definitely be leaping since it's leap day!

March

March 4
2 p.m.
Minnesota Veteran's Home
Minneapolis, MN (map)
My first time singing for these folks. It'll be a small but quality gathering in a little enclave by Minnehaha Falls near the Mississippi River.
March 8
6 p.m.
McKinley Early Childhood Center
Faribault, MN (map)
The MECC folks are graciously offering monthly cultural events for the area families and I'm honored to be one of them. Yay! There's a rumor afoot that there might be songs from my "Merry Pirate School" CD, but ... who knows? If you wanted to come and find out, that would be nice.
March 14
10 a.m.
Kinderberry Hill Child Development Center
Woodbury, MN (map)
A new opportunity to romp over Kinderberry Hill with the preschoolers! Who knows what luscious berries we'll find?
March 17
12:45 p.m.
Cross of Glory Baptist Church
Hopkins, MN (map)
We had such a good time last May that I'm back! Doing a show for the Prime Timers, the seniors group here at church.
March 18
2:30 p.m.
Keystone Communities
Eagan, MN (map)
My first time entertaining for the folks here at Keystone. I've heard good things about them so I thought my good things would fit right in!
March 24
noon
Edinborough Park
Edina, MN (map)
Another fun time at Edinborough! They have a nice indoor amphitheater where I'll be playing for the kids and their families. I'll be back here on October 13th, too.
March 25
9:45 a.m.
St. Paul City School
St. Paul, MN (map)
My third of three shows for the City School students this year. Thanks, Meagan! Let's make it something to remember.
March 30
12:15 p.m.
Eden Prairie Senior Center
Eden Prairie, MN (map)
A show for the older folks. I hope some young folks come to sing with me when I'm that age. Maybe we'll sing songs they learned from me when they were kids? That would be amazing and fun!

April

April 8
1 p.m.
Chanhassen Senior Center
Chanhassen, MN (map)
Lunch followed by JP music and stories. And an extra cup of coffee.
April 9
8 a.m.
Centennial Middle School
Lino Lakes, MN (map)
The annual gathering of Minnesota Future Problem Solvers! This is a bunch of kids and grow-ups who meet regularly to imagine solutions to problems of society, now and in the future. I'm helping with the music/story imagining, which is the best kind (shhh ... don't tell them). I also get to lead everyone in singing a song I wrote for them called "Future Callin'." Turned out to be pretty good!
April 13
12:15 p.m.
First Lutheran Church of Crystal
Brooklyn Park, MN (map)
Doing a show for the seniors here today. So it seems that city fathers (and mothers) decided to change the municipality borders and one day the folks at First Lutheran Church of Crystal discovered that the church now lay within the town of Brooklyn Park. Hmmm.
April 14
10:30 a.m.
Kinderberry Hill Child Development Center
Edina, MN (map)
A third time sharing my music with the KBH kids here in Edina. We'll be focusing on healthy food and things like that.

May

May 24
10 a.m.
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN (map)
Another morning doing "Toddler Tuesday" here at the MOA. It's especially for the tiny ones, but fun for all, too. Look for us in the rotunda.
May 29
10 a.m.
Congregational UCC Church of Faribault
Faribault, MN (map)
I have the distinct pleasure and privilege of working alongside Pastors Deb Braun and Jan Bodin this morning. Deb served as a pastoral intern at my home church not long ago and is now out serving in the world at large. Or at small, as the case may be. It's really not that big! Deb wants something unexpected and fun, so come join us and be surprised. I might even surprise myself!
May 31
1:30 p.m.
Golden Lake Elementary School
Circle Pines, MN (map)
The Golden Lake third graders need to learn about American folk instruments and guess who gets to help?

June

June 2
9:30 a.m.
Creek Valley Elementary School
Edina, MN (map)
Year #23 working with my Creek Valley kindergarten friends! Never mind that the kids I first sang with there are now teaching the class. I love that! Second session at 10:30.
June 4
1 p.m.
Park Grove Public Library
Cottage Grove, MN (map)
It's my fun privilege to kick off the summer reading program here with some of my favorite songs and stories!
June 7
12:30 p.m.
American Swedish Institute
Minneapolis, MN (map)
I'm helping the Head Start buglets graduate with some JP music. Same thing tomorrow. That's getting them off on the right foot, I'd say.
June 8
12:30 p.m.
American Swedish Institute
Minneapolis, MN (map)
Another batch of Head Start graduates!
June 9
10:30 a.m.
Park Rapids Public Library
Park Rapids, MN (map)
My 19th year working with the good folks up in Park Rapids. I look forward to this time every year, though I don't take it for granted. We might not be at the library itself. Years past has seen us at a local church, but I'll keep the venue posted here when it gets decided.
June 16
2 p.m.
Albert Lea Public Library
Albert Lea, MN (map)
Songs and stories that celebrate reading at this library on the southern edge of Minnesota. Second show at 3pm in case you missed the first one. But don't do that.
June 20
4:30 p.m.
Groveland Ele. School
Minnetonka, MN (map)
I'm working with the Minnetonka Explorer's Club again with three kick-off events involving music and ice cream. I'm the music, but I'll be eating some of the ice cream.
June 21
4:30 p.m.
Scenic Heights Ele. School
Minnetonka, MN (map)
More music and ice cream fun with the Minnetonka Explorer's Club.
June 22
4:30 p.m.
Excelsior Ele. School
Excelsior, MN (map)
Third of three kick-off concerts for the Minnetonka Explorer's Club. MEC is a summer kids' club that wraps the kids up in fun social and educational opportunities. Like ... me!
June 23 to
June 24
Hjemkomst Festival
Moorhead, MN (map)
Robert Asp built a replica of a viking ship (pretty much by himself) assembled a crew and and sailed it to Norway. And back. What a guy, huh? Well, they named this scandinavian festival in honor of him and his ship - the Hjemkomst (Homecoming) and I'm outlandishly privileged to be a part of it for another year. I'll be performing the following day, too - the 24th. Details to follow.
June 27
10:30 a.m.
Robert Trail Public Library
Rosemount, MN (map)
I don't believe I've performed at this library before, but that changes today! Come join us!
June 28
noon
Centennial Lakes Park
Edina, MN (map)
My 8th year working with this nice little venue. Not so little, actually. The show will be in a wonderful amphitheater off of 75th St. We'll probably be under the stage awning away from the hot sun. More intimate and fun that way, too. Lucy, I'd love to see you there!

July

July 6
10 a.m.
Rochester Public Library
Rochester, MN (map)
Reveling in reading here at the downtown library! Songs and stories will be the order of the day.
July 8
10:30 a.m.
Buckham Memorial Library
Faribault, MN (map)
My eighth year performing at one of my all-time FAVORITE libraries on earth! Minnesota's blessed with lots of good libraries, folks, but this one is one of the best, trust me. And they have not one but two secret rooms that have been sealed up who-knows-how-long as well as a magic rock to hold the door open. It just doesn't get any better. Wait, it does. Second show at 1:30pm!
July 18
12:45 p.m.
Inver Grove Heights Senior Center
Inver Grove Heights, MN (map)
Songs and stories for the aging journey. May all our agings be so laced!
July 18
3 p.m.
Keystone Communities
Eagan, MN (map)
Another visit to this seniors facility. We had a great time of it back in March, so here we go again! I'll be mixing up old and new songs along with sing-alongs, stories and a bundle of instruments, as always.

August

Aug. 11
1:30 p.m.
Maplewood Public Library
Maplewood, MN (map)
Teamin' up with the Ramsey County Library folks to sing and play here today. Excpet books and reading to take front and center, of course!
Aug. 20
10 a.m.
Houston County Fair
Caledonia, MN (map)
My first time performing at this fair down in Minnesota's bluff country. Additional sets at 1 and 3pm. No bluffing!
Aug. 23
noon
Centennial Lakes Park
Edina, MN (map)
Another rollicking show for my Centennial Lakes friends!

October

Oct. 13
noon
Edinborough Park
Edina, MN (map)
More song/story fun at Edinborough!

November

Nov. 11
2 p.m.
Gramercy Park
Richfield, MN (map)
A meeting of Friday Friends here at Gramercy - a nice senior housing complex. We had a fun time last year so here we are again!