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Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:37am
Karna Hauck reminds the public that the 14th annual “Arts a la Carte” Evening of the Arts will be held on Friday, April 25th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Northfield High School. Nearly 1000 students and community members attended last year's event making it a huge success!
Submitted by Kari VanDerVeen on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:22am
Three St. Olaf College faculty members have received grants that will help them bring their newly created artistic works before an audience.
Professor of Music Timothy Mahr, Professor of Music James McKeel, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Media and Film Studies Cecilia Cornejo each received funding from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council.
Mahr will use the grant to compose a work based on mythological creatures or characters for the Pavia Wind Quintet, a Twin Cities-based semi-professional ensemble. The multi-movement composition will be presented at an afternoon school residency recital at Northfield Middle School, and later that evening in recital at St. Olaf College.
Submitted by Kari VanDerVeen on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:19am
St. Olaf College swimming and diving coach Bob Hauck has been inducted into the Minnesota Swim Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Hauck has co-led the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams at St. Olaf alongside his father, Dave Hauck, for the past 25 years. He has led 13 women’s teams and 16 men’s teams to conference championships. Under his guidance, the men’s team has had 11 top 10 finishes and the women’s team three top 10 finishes at the NCAA Division III National Championships.
Hauck has also coached nine NCAA Division III individual national champions and 131 All-American swimmers and divers.
Submitted by Kari VanDerVeen on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:13am
The debut album by a musical trio that includes St. Olaf College Artist in Residence Dave Hagedorn and Instructor in Music Phil Hey “will delight the jazz cognoscenti,” notes a story in the Star Tribune.
But, the paper adds, the self-titled album by the Good Vibes Trio, which also includes Chris Bates, has a reach far beyond jazz aficionados.
“There is something inherently charming and accessible about the shifting, sifting trade-off of lead and supportive roles among the trio, which turns a potential weakness — three essentially percussive instruments without the harmonic versatility of a horn or piano — into a signature virtue,” states the Star Tribune.
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:26pm
At the Northfield Senior Center this Saturday, April 26th at 10:45 am, Minneapolis Star-Tribune political columnist, Lori Sturdevant, will be speaking about her recent book “Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women's Movement." Books will be available for purchase from Northfield’s Monkey See, Monkey Read bookstore and there will be a book signing following the presentation.
Sturdevant’s latest book is set against the backdrop of the women’s rights movement and highlights Rosalie Wahl’s personal and professional journey. A champion of both civil rights and women’s rights, Wahl is credited with affecting the way her fellow judges saw the cases they decided. The first woman named to the Minnesota Supreme Court, she was appointed by Governor Rudy Perpich in 1977 and remained on the court until her retirement in 1994. She passed away in July 2013. Sturdevant shares with readers the lasting impact of Justice Wahl and documents the societal challenges experienced by Minnesota women in the late 20th century.
Submitted by Paul Krause on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:26am
"Harvest: A Community's History Founded in Bronze," a documentary film by Northfield filmmaker Paul Krause will be broadcast by Twin Cities Public Television four times (1am, 7am, 1pm and 7pm) on Saturday, April 26. Dorothy Novak, head of TPT's Program Department said, "I’ve watched the program – VERY well done! I found the whole process of how to create a sculpture very interesting." TPT-MN may be seen on Charter Cable channel 396 and on Direct TV 17-2. Other documentaries about Northfield may be found on Krause's documentary website: Documentary Northfield
Submitted by Doug Bratland on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:27am
An adaptation of the J. M. Barrie story by Trevor Nunn and John Caird, who adapted Les Miserables for the stage. This is the beloved story of Peter, Wendy, Michael, John, Capt. Hook, Smee, the lost boys, pirates and the Indians, and, of course, Tinker Bell, in their adventures in Never Land. However, for the first time, the play is here restored to Barrie’s original intentions. In a whimsical, ambiguous and ironical manner, he speaks here as clearly to adults as he does to children. This piece is performed in a playful, storytelling fashion from beginning to end, including Barrie’s heartbreaking and heartwarming conclusion to Peter and Wendy’s story.
Tickets: $6 for Adults, $4 for Students. Performances at Arcadia Charter School, 1719 Cannon Road, Northfield. For more information call 663-8806, extension 212.
Celebrate HealthFinders Collaborative at their annual fundraising SPRING FORWARD gala -- this Friday night at The Grand!Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:22am
HealthFinders Collaborative invites the public to their annual fundraising SPRING FORWARD gala, this Friday, April 25, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Grand Event Center in Northfield.
There will be a silent auction and social hour from 6-7:30 p.m., with dinner starting at 7:45 (along with live music by Parker Ousely and friends). Dinner is followed by a short presentation from 8:45-9 p.m., and then take part in a live auction led by auctioneer Ed Kuhlman and emceed by KYMN radio host Jeff Johnson.
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:14pm
Rob Rothblatt, Carleton Class of 1983 and lead architect at AECOM, will speak about designing the new sustainable arena for the Sacramento Kings basketball team on Thursday, April 24 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Larson Meeting Room (236). Entitled “Sacramento Kings: A Sustainable NBA Arena for the Endless Frontier,” Rothblatt’s presentation is free and open to the public.
AECOM is an international firm with a mission “to create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments.” Today, listed on Fortune 500 as one of America’s largest companies, AECOM's talented employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management professionals — now serve clients in more than 150 countries around the world.
World-renowned Chinese Performers Present an Evening of Traditional Music and Ancient Kunqu Opera at Carleton CollegeSubmitted by Jessica Paxton on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:11pm
World-renowned Chinese actors and musicians will present a not-to-be-missed evening of traditional music and ancient Chinese Kunqu opera on Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. The performance will feature superstar Kunqu opera actress Shen Yi-Li from Shanghai, accompanied by top professional performers of Chinese traditional instruments: Chen Tao (Dizi), Liu Li (Guqin), Xia Wenjie (Erhu), Gao Hong (Pipa), and Huang Shirong (Drum). This very special event is free and open to the public.
“It is such a rare opportunity to see Kunqu performed in Northfield,” says Gao Hong, world-class pipa player and director of Carleton’s acclaimed Chinese music ensemble. “I really hope people attend this amazing event.”
Submitted by Mary Warner on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:53pm
Northfield Arts Guild and the Northfield Senior Center are teaming together this summer to offer a chance for kids and their grandparents to spend some fun time together. We’ve got several activities for you to choose from during the months of July and August.
Submitted by Scott Richardson on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:35am
The Northfield Hospital Auxiliary will hold its 53rd annual Great Northfield, Minnesota Book Raid Tuesday, April 22, through Saturday, April 26, at the Northfield Ice Arena.
Sale hours will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 23 - April 25; and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. Friday all books are 50 percent off. Saturday morning is the bag sale ($5 per bag) from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. all remaining books are free.
The Northfield Hospital Auxiliary’s Book Fair has developed a time-tested formula for success --- great books, great prices and a great deal of community pride. After half a century of book fairs, the event has become a seasonal marking point, one of Northfield’s signature events. It is an example of a community acting on its best instincts, promoting literacy, voluntarism, recycling and reuse, all in service to community health improvement.
Submitted by Margit Johnson on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:17am
Library Hosts Monarch Butterfly Expert, April 29
The Friends of the Northfield Public Library invite you to hear Nancy Schumacher of the plant nursery “The Vagary” to talk about the decline of the Monarch Butterfly and how plantings of native nectar plants can benefit butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and other pollinators. Her illustrated talk will be held in the meeting room at the public library on Tuesday, April 29 from 7 to 8 PM.
Submitted by Debby Nitz on Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:23am
Learning a new language couldn't be easier with our new Transparent Language Online. The resource is free with your library card and available 24/7. Or download the mobile app for IOS and Android devices and learn on the go!
* 80+ languages
* Proficiency Tests
* Vocabulary Lists
* Beginner English for speakers of 24 languages
* Choice to write or speak answers
Submitted by Melissa Bernhard on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:24pm
Start planning your summer schedule with Northfield Public Schools Community Services. The Northfield Public Schools Community Services summer brochure will arrive in mailboxes starting this weekend and online registration opens on Friday, April 18. There are many new classes as well as old favorites to choose from.
Adult class highlights include: Pickleball, Learn to Sail at Lake City Yacht Club Sailing School, Tae Kwon Do for Adults, Beginning Belly Dance, Family Tennis Fun, Aqua Zumba, an Introduction to Fly Fishing, a gourmet cake-baking class for special occasions, Beginner American Sign Language, an Introduction to Local Medicinal Herbs, a Canine Good Citizen dog-training class as well as a series of personal finance classes related to Social Security, retirement and college funding and planning.