There are three free shows in Dakota County this week for the Silver Tea music series of concerts for people 55 and older.

Paul Imholte, the "musical stringman," will perform at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Farmington Library, 508 3rd St. Imholte plays the hammered dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, viola, cello, harmonica, jaw harp, autoharp and spoons.

The band Switched at Birth, with "the broadest repertoire of any bluegrass band in our territory," will perform at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Av. in Apple Valley.

Flickorna Fem will perform Swedish folk songs and music from Swedish immigrant America at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lawshe Memorial Museum, 130 3rd Av. N. in South St. Paul. Flickorna Fem is Swedish for "the five girls."


Women's choir sings 'Sights and Stories'

Peace Church will ring Sunday with "Sights and Stories," a concert of melodies "and images that appeal to one's inner child."

The concert, presented by Eagan Women of Note will begin at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. A basket of children's books also will be raffled. The church is at 2180 Glory Dr., Eagan.

Women interested in joining the choir can go to for more information.


Meet the author of 'Farm Country' books

Gordon Frederickson will talk about his children's book series, "Farm Country," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Robert Trail Library, 14395 S. Robert Trail.

Frederickson also will sell and sign his books, which celebrate rural farm life.

Pat Pheifer