CRWP Seeks Executive Director

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The Cannon River Watershed Partnership seeks  candidates for Executive Director who will provide overall management, panning and leadership of this non-profit organization working to protect the water quality and natural systems  of the six-county area along the Cannon River.

To learn more about the organization, visit the website:  www.crwp.net.  To apply, send over letter and resume to Nancy Braker, CRWP Board Chair, at  nancy@crwp.org . Posting will remain open until May 10th.


Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra Spring Concerts May 9-10

CVRO May 2015 Concerts

The Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra, directed by founder and conductor Paul Niemisto, will present two May concerts in celebration of the end of their 35th Anniversary season.The first concert will be in Northfield on Saturday, May 9 at 7:00 PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 W. 3rd St. The second concert will be in Faribault on Sunday, May 10 at 3:00 PM at the Cathedral of our Merciful Savior, 515 2nd Ave NW.


“Vibrantly screwy” musical duo Polygraph Lounge to perform at Carleton College

Polyphonic Lounge

The zany musical duo Polygraph Lounge will appear nightly at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9 in the Carleton College Concert Hall. Called “vibrantly screwy” by Time Out New York, the duo will perform “Live From Brooklyn,” a rib-tickling musical rollercoaster in the spirit of Spike Jones, Victor Borge, PDQ Bach, and Weird Al Yankovic—and featuring Carleton students and an audience noseflute choir (the community is invited to “BYON.”) Performances are free and open to the public.


Carleton invites the community to an Evening of Arab Music

Bassam Saba

Bassam Saba, a world-renowned nay virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist, will perform on oud, violin, buzuq, saz, and the Western classical flute in a rare appearance on Thursday, May 14from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall.

Saba is part of Simon Shaheen’s Near Eastern Music Ensemble and Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road project, and he performs extensively in the United States, Middle East, and Europe. He has worked with some of the most prominent Arab musicians of our time: Fairuz, Marcel Khalife, Ziad Rahbani, Wadi El-Safi, and Kazim al-Saher. Saba has also worked with Western musicians, such as Paul Simon, Alicia Keys, Sting, and Herbie Hancock.


Spring is here—and there’s a lot happening in the Carleton Arboretum

Carleton Arboretum

The spring season is officially upon us and the public is invited to check out what’s happening in the Carleton College Cowling Arboretum.

Wildflower Tour

Come learn about the wildflowers of the Cowling Arboretum on a field trip led by Arboretum director, Nancy Braker. Learn flower identification tips and see what is blooming. The field trip will visit Stork Forest, the oldest forest restoration project in the Arboretum. Wild ginger, trillium, bellwort, hepatica and bloodroot all grow here, but what will be seen on the trip depends on how far advanced the spring is. This will be a joint field trip with the Prairie Partners Chapter of the Wild Ones.

The field trip will take place on Thursday, May 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. Participants will meet at the entrance to the Upper Arboretum at the intersection of Second and Oak Streets. Casual clothing and walking shoes are recommended.

Annual Spring Bird Count


Renowned Ragamala Dance Company presents “Sacred Earth”

Ragamala Dance Company

As part of Carleton College’s weekly convocation series, the renowned Ragamala Dance Company will present a special performance on Friday, May 8 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel.

“Sacred Earth” explores the interconnectedness between human emotions and the environments that shape them. Performed with live music, the dancers attempt to create a sacred space to honor the divinity in the natural world and the sustenance derived from it.

The performance of “Sacred Earth” is free and open to the public. Carleton convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo.


10 Weeks to a 5K

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10 Weeks to a 5k.  Do you want start running?  Train to run your first 5K with support from the Northfield Y. 

Enjoy a fun way to get healthy, meet new people and experience the power of the group in helping you to reach your goal. 

Wedensdays May 27 - July 29, 10 sessions 

6:30-7:30 pm 

Meet in the Northfield Y gathering room (just inside the front doors). 

Registration fee:  $30 for Y Members, $40 for Community Members.  Ages 16+  Before the first session, get your legs ready with 8 days of walking.  Visit the Y's website to register or call 507-645-0088.   Download our flyer for more details. 


City Clean-up Days Scheduled

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The City of Northfield is holding Spring Clean-up Days May 2nd and May 9th from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Northfield Maintenance Shop, 1710 Riverview Drive behind Perkins. Acceptable items include:  household garbage, bulk items and construction waste (windows, doors, lumber, shingles, sheetrock and scrap metal). There will be no charge for these.

The city also accepts for a fee:  appliances, electronics computers, monitors ($25/item) and tires ($5/tire) and tractor tires ($40/tire).

Paints, sludge, tar, liquids, thinners, fertilizer, pesticides, batteries, yard waste and brush are not acceptable.

There is no charge for acceptable items with proof of residence.   


Instrument Fund Renamed for Longtime Northfield Band Director

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The Northfield Fine Arts Boosters (NFAB) have renamed their organization’s Instruments For All program in memory of longtime Northfield elementary band director Roger Jenni.

The program, which aims to put an instrument into the hands of every Northfield Public Schools student who wants to participate in the band or orchestra program, is now known as the Roger Jenni Instruments For All Memorial Fund.

NFAB made the announcement at Monday evening’s Northfield High School band concert, before the performance of “Hymn and Celebration,” which was composed by St. Olaf Music Professor and NFAB board member Tim Mahr. The Concert Band’s performance of the song was dedicated to Jenni, who launched the band career of most of the students in the auditorium.

Jenni passed away unexpectedly in February, several months after he had retired. He had taught the fifth grade band in Northfield for nearly 40 years and was known for his enthusiasm—for band and for students.


Carleton Convocation delivered by Let Girls Lead’s Kathryn Harper

Let Girls Lead's Kathryn Harper

Kathryn Harper, a passionate advocate for the global empowerment of girls and women, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation on Friday, May 1 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel.

Entitled “Invest in Girls, Transform the World,” Harper’s presentation is free and open to the public. Carleton convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo.


Shakespeare’s “King Lear” gets big screen treatment at Carleton’s Weitz Center Cinema

Colm Freore in the Stratford Festival's production of King Lear

William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” will hit the big screen on Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m. in the Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. The screening is of the 2014 production at the renowned Stratford Festival in Canada, starring celebrated classical actor Colm Feore as the mad king and directed by the company’s artistic director, Antoni Cimolino. This event is free and open to the public.

Recorded in high-definition, the film is the first in a massive initiative by the Stratford Festival to film and broadcast all of Shakespeare’s plays over the next ten years. “King Lear” originally premiered on 350 movie screens across the United States in February 2015. The Stratford Festival plans to release three or four new films each year as part of an almost $40 million effort.

The attempt to bring the complete works of William Shakespeare to audiences around the world is the first by a North American arts organization and the dream of artistic director Cimolino.


Renowned “word crafter” and Oulipian Daniel Levin Becker to speak at Carleton College

Daniel Levin Becker

Renowned “word crafter“ and Oulipian Daniel Levin Becker will present “re: Composition—Of Books and Bots” on Thursday, May 7 from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema at Carleton College. Based in San Francisco, Levin Becker is a member of the French literary-mathematical collective, Oulipo, a group of Parisian writers and scientists who use strict mathematical rules to generate literature.


Enterprise Park Reclamation

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Segments of Riverview Drive and Cannon Road will be closed to thru traffic for the 2015 Enterprise Park Reclamation Project.  Parameters for the Enterprise Park Reclamation Project include Riverview Drive from Cannon Road to its south terminus, and Cannon Road from Riverview Drive to the south city limits.  Crews will begin work on Monday April 27, 2015.

During this construction project, motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes around the construction area.

The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of May.      

Crane Creek Asphalt of Faribault, MN is the prime contractor for the $336,000 project.

The City of Northfield urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.


Second Street Reconstruction

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Segments of Second Street, Poplar Street and Plum Street will be closed to thru traffic as Phase I of the Second Street Reconstruction Project gets underway.  Parameters of the entire Second Street Reconstruction Project include Second Street from Spring Street to Madison Street, and Poplar Street, Plum Street and Orchard Street from Second Street to Third Street.  Crews will begin work on Phase I of the project which includes Second Street from Spring Street to Linden Street, and both Poplar and Plum Streets from Second Street to Third Street on Monday April 27, 2015.

During this construction project, motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes around the construction area.

Phase I of the project is expected to be completed by mid-May.      

Ryan Contracting of Elko, MN is the prime contractor for the $2 million project.


Northfield Celebrates Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday May 2

Independent Bookstore Day

Join Content Bookstore and independent bookstores across the country on May 2 for parties, author readings, in-store events, and exclusive day-of merchandise.

Following the runaway success of last year’s California Bookstore Day, bookstores across the nation are now preparing for Independent Bookstore Day, a country-wide celebration of books and independent bookstores on May 2nd.

Things kick off in Northfield with local celebrity story time at 10:30 am. Helen Forsythe will be playing live in the store at 11:30 am. After cake at 1:00 pm, Content will hold an “About a book” open mic session. Participants are invited to talk about a favorite book, and will be rewarded with a free hand-picked used book by store staff. Matt Arthur plays a set at 3:30 pm. Throughout the day, visitors are welcome to contribute to a community book-making project.


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