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Submitted by Bonnie Jean Flom on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 4:30pm
The Arts and Culture Commission (ACC) of Northfield, in partnership with the Friends and Foundation of the Library, is pleased to announce the winners of the city's fifth annual Sidewalk Poetry Contest. Chosen from among 101 poems submitted for judging, nine poems have been selected for imprinting in city sidewalks. The ACC applauds and thanks the many local poets who participated in the competition and announces the following winners, in aphabetical order: Anna Chotlos, Toni Easterson (2 poems), Brendon Etter, Rob Hardy, Anne Kopas (2 poems), Nicole Lewis, and Leslie Schultz.
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:19am
At its meeting on Tuesday evening, the Northfield City Council voted unanimously to consolidate the library expansion and skateboard park projects. The skatepark will now be incorporated into the design of the new library space.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to improve the connectivity of City services,” said acting Mayor David Peterson Graham.
Peterson Graham added that this action heralds a new era of harmony on the City Council.
Council member Erica DeLudescher agreed.
“The City Council has merged into a single consciousness,” she said. “Resistance is futile.”
Submitted by Corey Butler on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 9:32am
Longtime downtown Northfield coffee shop Goodbye Blue Monday is set to open its second location in Dundas in what is expected to be the first of 73 new shops.
The new java shop’s soft opening is slated for April 11 and will kick off with a "Breakfast of Champions."
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 4:04pm
The Northfield Arts and Culture Commission will sponsor two events in April surrounding the book “For the Love of Cities: the Love Affair between People and their Places” by Peter Kageyama. On April 16 there will be a book discussion from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m. at Carleton College Great Hall, located in Severance Hall. Philip Spensley of the ACC will facilitate the discussion. Books can be ordered at Content Bookstore, 314 Division St. in downtown Northfield or requested at the Northfield Public Library.
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:37am
Friday, April 3, the Carleton College convocation series returns with a special presentation by Sweet Honey in the Rock’s Ysaye Maria Barnwell. From 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel, Barnwell will present “Building Vocal Communities,” a lecture that traces the evolution of African American communal vocal music from Africa through Spirituals and work songs to the music of the Civil Rights Movement. And later that evening at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, Dr. Barnwell will conduct a Community Sing, bringing together voices of all ages from across the campus and greater communities.
Both events are free and open the public. Convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
"Swing Low," a unique collection of hanging landscapes, opens in Carleton's Weitz Center for CreativitySubmitted by Jessica Paxton on Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:34am
Arts staff at Carleton College are busy installing a new exhibit in the Perlman Teaching Museum that literally ‘hangs’ in the Braucher Gallery. “Swing Low,” opening Friday, April 3 and on display through May 3, features sculptural works from four talented artists that hang from the space’s ceiling grid, creating a unique and varied visual landscape.
“Swing Low” features the work of three Minnesota artists—Elizabeth Simonson, Alison Hiltner, and HOTTEA (aka Eric Rieger)—along with Massachusetts artist Rebecca Hutchinson. All four artists will speak about their work at the exhibit’s opening event, Friday, April 3 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Room 236, followed by a reception in the Weitz Commons from 8 to 9:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:10am
Yes, we are moving temporarily to City Hall. We will open on the second floor Monday, June 1st.
The MOVE (It’s temporary)
Submitted by Nathan White on Sun, 03/29/2015 - 12:11pm
Marine on St. Croix based screenwriter and novelist Shawn Otto will visit Content Bookstore on April 2 at 7pm to read from his debut novel and discuss the social issues about Indian law and economics raised in the book. Shawn's book, Sins of Our Fathers, is a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the mystery/thriller category.
Sins of Our Fathers follows small-town banker J.W., who has been caught embezzling funds to support his gambling addiction. J.W. is on the verge of losing everything when his boss offers him a scoundrel’s path to redemption: sabotage a competing, Native banker named Johnny Eagle. A single father, Eagle recently returned to the reservation, leaving a high-powered job in the hope of simultaneously empowering his community and saving his troubled son. When J.W. moves onto the reservation and begins to work his way close to Eagle, hundreds of years of racial animosities rise to the surface, inexorably driving the characters toward a Shakespearian and shattering conclusion.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Sat, 03/28/2015 - 11:51am
Join us this year in reading Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario and to discuss the unique challenges of the immigrant experience.
- Sunday, March 29 at 4 pm: Weitz Center Film: “The Beast/La Bestia’ “
- Monday, March 30 at 7 pm: Content Bookstore Small group discussion
- Thursday, April 9 at 7:50 am or 8:45 am: Northfield High School Conversation: Talk with NHS students about their immigration stories.
- Monday, April 13th at 7-8:30 pm: Community Discussion & Presentations at St. Dominic’s Church.
Submitted by Linda Tollefson on Thu, 03/19/2015 - 8:50pm
2015 WINGS Board of Directors: (Front row) Vicki Stevens, Patsy Ophaug, Leah Eby; (Middle row) Corinne Smith, Meleah Follen, Barb Altstaetter, Laura Riehle-Merrill; (Top row) Alice Carson, June Hiza, Nancy Carlson, Diane Lyman (Not pictured: Jacqui Dorsey, Mary Douglass)
Submitted by Leah Rich on Thu, 03/19/2015 - 8:48am
Register to play spring in-house baseball with the Northfield Youth Baseball Association.
In-house leagues provide the opportunity for children pre-k through the eighth grade to learn and play baseball. In-house consists of teams from Northfield playing one another. All games are played at Sechler Park.
Games are typically played in the evening during the week and on Saturday. A team shirt and hat are included with the registration fee. The spring season runs from April 25 to June 6.
To register visit http://www.northfieldyouthbaseball.com/. The registration deadline is April 8.
Also follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/nybamn.
Submitted by Leah Rich on Thu, 03/19/2015 - 8:47am
Northfield Parkinson’s Group will meet Wednesday, March 25, at the Northfield Hospital Conference Center from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
With gratitude for Northfield Hospital support, the Parkinson’s group has been meeting on the third Wednesday of the month for many years. This will be a special meeting to welcome interested new members as well as to discuss the future of the organization. All are welcome. The group will be discussing future leadership as well as topics for future meetings. For more information, please phone Nancy Soth at 507-645-8991, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Mary Warner on Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:22pm
On March 20th, the Northfield Arts Guild's enrollment begins for our Summer Classes. The Young Peoples Theater (celebrating it's 25th year!) will have two three week sessions this year: June 8 - 26 and July 13 - 31. Our summer art and clay camps are scheduled for the weeks of June 15th and June 22nd. Your kids will learn to work in many different media and have fun expressing themselves. For the musically inclined, we are offering dance classes for ages 8+ and Music Together for infants to 5 and their parents. For more information and to enroll visit our website at www.northfieldartsguild.org.
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Wed, 03/11/2015 - 1:44pm
The Counterfactuals, an indie pop band comprised of Carleton professors Daniel Groll (philosophy), Jason Decker (philosophy), and Andy Flory (music)—along with St. Olaf College philosophy professor Mike Fuerstein—have been selected to appear as part of the 2015 Minnesota Music Summit, sponsored annually by the Minnesota Music Coalition. The Counterfactuals will perform along with nationally-acclaimed musical artists Fathom Lane and Chastity Brown on Friday, April 10 at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul, Minn.
Advance tickets to the performance, and more information about the Minnesota Music Summit and the Minnesota Music Coalition, can be found here.
Submitted by Michelle Mahowald on Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:32pm
It’s time to think Spring!
T. J. Heinricy, Streets & Parks Supervisor, talks about the opening of our compost site on April 7 in this new short video.