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2015 Performances

September

Sept. 9
6:45 p.m.
Hillside Church
Bloomington, MN (map)
Kicking off the fall church season for the kids here at Hillside.
Sept. 13
9 a.m.
First United Methodist Church
Redwood Falls, MN (map)
I get to spread songs and stories all over all morning. Thanks, Pastor Jan, for having me come! These guys have been around since 1867. Not you, Pastor Jan!
Sept. 13
4 p.m.
North Oaks Farm Fest
North Oaks, MN (map)
James J. Hill, the 19th century railroad magnate, left a sprawling farm which has now become an historical site. Each fall the community celebrates around the iconic red barn on the property, and I'll be celebrating with them this time around! I'll be doing 20-min sets at 4, 4:40 and 5:20pm.
Sept. 15
3:45 p.m.
RidgePointe
Minnetonka, MN (map)
The Chris and Jack Duo with a return engagement for the seniors here. The "Chris" is my friend, Chris Becknell, who's a fine violinist and guitar player. In our duo I play harp guitar and Chris does fiddle. We always manage to have a fun time!
Sept. 16
6:30 p.m.
Alexandria United Methodist Church
Alexandria, MN (map)
My dear friends Roger and Marnie are having me come for a family concert here at their church. Also fluttering about will be little kids from the Butterfly Hill Nature Preschool. Is that a great name or what?!
Sept. 18
1:40 p.m.
Stevenson Elementary School
Fridley, MN (map)
My "I Love to Read!" assemblies for the kids. As I like to say, when you open a book, you've hopped aboard the Reading Railroad!
Sept. 29
7 p.m.
Covenant Village
Minneapolis, MN (map)
A campfire sing-along with the CV residents. We'll be workin' on the railroad, be home on the range and who-knows-what? S'mores, too! Time to be confirmed.

October

Oct. 4
9 a.m.
First Lutheran ChurcKenyon-Wanamingo Middle School
Kenyon, MN (map)
First Lutheran does a fall festival event at the local middle school each year and I'm helping. I was with them four years ago, too. Lutheran potluck afterwards!
Oct. 6
12:30 p.m.
Bonner Elementary School
Stewartville, MN (map)
My friend, Lara, is having me come for a couple of assemblies for the kids here at Bonner. I've had a lot of fun here in the past and look forward to coming back. Second show at 1:30pm.
Oct. 9
2 p.m.
Gramercy Park Cooperative
Richfield, MN (map)
A show for the seniors here.
Oct. 13
6:45 p.m.
Normandale Preschool
Edina, MN (map)
I get to help with the open house in the fellowship hall. Watch out! Songs, stories and fun are gonna roll!
Oct. 15
10 a.m.
Minnetonka Explorers Club
Excelsior, MN (map)
A show for an eager gaggle of preschoolers!
Oct. 15
7:30 p.m.
Wooddale Church
Eden Prairie, MN (map)
Another year with the Forever Friends group here at Wooddale! Thanks, Jane. Always a privilege.
Oct. 23
9:45 a.m.
St. Paul City School
St. Paul, MN (map)
Meagan teaches at this school. She grew up on my music and is having me come three times this school year to share my songs and stories with her students! Today I'm doing my "I Love to Read!" assembly for preK-5th. I'll be back in January and March, too.
Oct. 28
5:35 p.m.
St. Jude of the Lake Church
Mahtomedi, MN (map)
An All Saints celebration with the little saints at St. Jude of the Lake. My fifth year helping out there.

December

Dec. 3
2 p.m.
Legacy of St. Anthony
St. Anthony, MN (map)
Wd had such a good time in last July we're doing it again! Look for a little country-Christmas aspect of what promises to be a fun and rollicking song/story hour with the residents here at Legacy of St. Anthony.
Dec. 3
6:30 p.m.
Alexandria Technical College
Alexandria, MN (map)
My 18th year doing music for the ATC's holiday kids/family party! We always have a fun time. There's cookie decorating, a visit from Santa, all that fun stuff. Oh, and me!
Dec. 5
noon
Julebyn
Knife River, MN (map)
Julebyn is a scandinavian-themed pop-up Christmas village in Knife River on the north shore of Lake Superior just north of Duluth. We had fun last year and I'm back doing scandinavian stuff for the kids. They arrive from Duluth on a train dubbed the Julebyn Express. Is that fun? Yep!
Dec. 9
9:30 a.m.
St. John's Childcare
Minneapolis, MN (map)
My tenth year helping out with the kids at St. John's. It'll be a winter music/story funfest with Jack!
Dec. 10
12:45 p.m.
Como Park Lutheran Church
St. Paul, MN (map)
A program for the seniors here. Haven't been sine '08 so I'll bet a few of those folks have gotten older. We'll have fun!
Dec. 12
2 p.m.
ZRS Fossils and Gifts
Minneapolis, MN (map)
My good friends John and Kelly own this outstanding mineral/fossil shop. I get to play some in-store music for them this holiday shopping season. This is definitely the place to shop for the fossils in your life! I'll be playing until about six o'clock, maybe. Geologic time runs kinda slow though.
Dec. 17
10:20 a.m.
My Own Montessori
Elk River, MN (map)
My friend, Lynn, owns and operates this amazingly wonderful place for kids to learn and be. Each year she hosts an event she calls Good Will Tea for the families there and I get to be a part of it yet again. If you're a chid anywhere near Elk River, MN, this is where you belong.

2016 Performances

January

Jan. 6
10:30 a.m.
St. John Lutheran School
St. Paul, MN (map)
This is my tenth year doing a concert for the fine folks here at St. John Lutheran School. Ellen makes the best office coffee ever and we always have a great time with the songs and stories. Come and join us!
Jan. 22
9:45 a.m.
St. Paul City School
St. Paul, MN (map)
2nd of three assemblies I'm doing for the City School kids this year.

February

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. 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!

March

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 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.

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.