UPcoming Northfield Reads, 2016

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     Northfield Reads brings the community together for conversations to promote an understanding and appreciation of the diversity among us.  For the past three years, the Northfield Reads Committee has focused on a specific group of our population.  In 2014, the group focused on veterans.  In 2015 we focused on immigrants.  In 2016 we focused on people living in poverty.  In 2017 we will focus on mental illness.

     For this discussion, we have selected the book Unholy Ghost; Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey.  Copies of the book will be available at the Northfield Public Library and on sale at Content Books.  The book is paperback.  Each essay in the book can be read alone.  The expectation would be that the community would read part or all of the book, and the essays would be a jumping off point for discussion.


Audition for Dial M for Murder

Audition for Dial M for Murder

The Northfield Arts Guild hosts auditions for the Frederick Knott thriller, Dial M for Murder, on Sunday and Monday, November 6 and 7, at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 West Third Street, Northfield, MN.

Dial M for Murder features a small cast of characters for six adult actors.  No prior experience is needed to audition for Northfield Arts Guild Theater productions.  Those interested should attend the open audition at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater: no appointment necessary. Actors should arrive as close as possible to 5pm on Sunday or 7pm on Monday.  Those auditioning will read from the script both individually and with scene partners, no memorization required.  

Scripts are available for short-term check-out at the Northfield Arts Guild’s Center for the Arts offices, 304 Division Street, Northfield. 


Swedish Fest Participants Sought

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The Northfield Swedish Club is preparing for its 41st annual Lucia celebration and is looking for girls and boys interested in participating as attendants. The event is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 3rd St. W., in Northfield.

Area residents of Swedish descent—or those simply interested in a night of fun, food and music—are invited to attend this annual celebration marking the beginning of the Swedish Christmas season. It includes a potluck supper, a Lucia processional and pageant, live fiddle music, singing, and folk dancing around the Christmas tree.

After the meal, Lucia, dressed in white with a red sash at her waist and wearing a crown of candles on her head, will lead a procession of attendants and star boys, singing the traditional Lucia song.


Roger Jenni Investing in Youth Grant Announced

Shari Setchell will be leading sessions in therapeutic movement and dance.

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) announces the award of the second Roger Jenni Investing in Youth Grant. The grant, named in memory of long-time Northfield band instructor Dr. Roger Jenni, is awarded to Investing in Youth applicants wishing to share the love of music with local youth.The October grant will be given to Low-Incidence High School Special Education teachers Lisa Lagergren and Nicole Gill to bring a guest specialist, Shari Setchell, to the classroom on a bi-weekly basis to lead the group in therapeutic movement and dance. Lagergren and Gill work with a small group of students at Northfield High School with sensory integration challenges.


Saturday is E-cycling Day

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Sam Steinberg says, "This is your friendly reminder that the next e-cycling event will take place on Saturday, November 5th from 10 am to noon at the First UCC church at 300 Union Street in Northfield. A couple of things to remember:
- Most electronics can be dropped off for free, but CRT (cathode-ray tube) monitors and televisions will be charged a small fee depending on size.  Please plan to pay this fee in cash.
- Electronics must be dropped off during the official hours of the event.


Meet Lin Bruce! “I’m here to tell you that it’s never too late to say “yes!” to bigger things.

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Local cyclist and motivational speaker Lin Bruce uses story, song, and humor to inspire and demonstrate that ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things. Her big “yes” came when she turned 60 and decided to join a cross-country bicycle tour across the United States from California to Florida . Up until then, she’d never ridden her bicycle farther than across town, but that was about to change. In the years since then, she has ridden from Virginia to Oregon, from the coast of Washington State to Bar Harbor, Maine, down the Pacific Coast, and around Lake Superior, among other routes. She even arrived at her 50th high school reunion in Cheyenne, Wyoming on a bicycle, having ridden 900 miles from Northfield, Minnesota!


Rotary Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

Nov 24 2016 9:10 am
Location: 
Weitz Center

Thanksgiving Turkey Trot is community’s unofficial homecoming

The Northfield Rotary Turkey Trot has become Northfield’s unofficial homecoming event for the 1000-plus runners and walkers who participate each year.  

Now in its 16th year, the 5K run/walk is a Thanksgiving tradition for many Northfield households, a “must-do” for those who want to connect with old friends and neighbors and be reminded that Northfield is always home.

Rob Bierman, chair of Rotary’s Turkey Trot Committee, said this event has become one of the community’s signature events.

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VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meetings (October 2016)

Monday, October 10, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016


2016 Election Information

Here are some links to help you find information about the local races and candidates in the upcoming election. Northfield.org is not responsible for the accuracy of the information included in the external links, and does not endorse any candidate for any office. Candidates are listed alphabetically, incumbents are marked with a *. Please contact us if you have information that you think should be added to this page. 

ELECTION RESULTS (on Tuesday, November 8, 2016)

Official Election Results from the Minnesota Secretary of State

Rice Country Results (including Northfield races) from MPR News

Several newspapers are offering unlimited free access to their websites on Tuesday and Wednesday, including the Northfield News, New York Times, and Washington Post

An extensive list of ways to watch live election results online (from Variety).

The Candidates


Northfield's Arts & Culture Commission Invites the Public to a "State of the Arts" Community Conversation

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The public is cordially invited by Northfield's Arts and Culture Commission to a presentation and conversation with Sheila Smith,Chair of the Creative Minnesota Project and Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts.Sheila will share information about the economic impact of the Arts and lead us in a conversation aboutwhat creates cohesiveness in an arts community.  Find out what other successful artscommunities (like Northfield) are doing to bring people together to strengthen and support the arts.

 

LOCATION:   St. John’s Lutheran Church,  St. John’s Hall,  500 3rd St. W.  Northfield, MN

DATE / TIME:   Thursday,  November 3, 2016   6:00-8:30 pm

COST:   free and open to the public


City Council Candidates to Appear at Forum

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On Saturday, October 22, candidates for mayor and for city council have been invited to participate in a forum at the Northfield Community Action Center/Northfield Senior Center. At 9:00 a.m, candidates for mayor will appear. Candidates for city council will appear at 10:30. This is an opportunity for voters to hear short introductory comments by each candidate, and to submit questions for the candidates' responses. 


Mayoral Candidate Debate at Carleton on Wednesday, November 2nd at 7 pm

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On November 2nd at 7pm, mayoral candidates Dana Graham and Rhonda Pownell will engage in a debate about their respective policy positions and visions for Northfield's future.


MEA break is THURSDAY & FRIDAY! We will have LEGOS & DUPLOS creative time at the Library

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Since the kids are home from school on Thursday 10/20 and Friday 10/21 we have open creative times with our Lego & Duplos!  They will be out in the main floor meeting room from 10 am to 2 pm.  Come and play! 

Free! Northfield Public Library 210 Washington St. Northfield, MN 55057

http://kidsnpl.blogspot.com/ 


Jivin' Ivan and the Kings of Swing at the Northfield Public Library

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Get ready to have some fun at the Northfield Public Library!  Come dance and enjoy the music of Jivin' Ivan and the Kings of Swing Band on Friday October 21 from 7-9 pm.  Come as we continue to celebrate the new library atrium!  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information please call the library at 507-645-6606.


Candidate Forum Videos Available for Viewing

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Videos of the October 18 Candidate Forums sponsored by the Northfield/Cannnon Falls League of Women Voters may be seen on the LWV website:  http://lwvnorthfieldmn.org

The candidats for Minnesota House of Representatives, Districts 20B and 58B and those for the Northfield Board of Education spoke and answered audience questions at the Northfield Community Resource Center. 

 

 

 

 


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