"When Grown Men Cry" Readers Theater About Palestinian Farmer at NAG

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Allison Schmitt asks us to imagine having the work of half a century destroyed under the tracks of a bulldozer. For many Palestinian families this experience is all too real. The machines of the Israeli army tear carefully-tended olive trees from the ground on a daily basis in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Local actors will present the aftermath of this ripped-from-the-headlines incident in the play, “When Grown Men Cry.” The play will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 West Third St., Northfield. Tickets are $10 and will be available online at http://www.whengrownmencry.brownpapertickets.com/ or Swag, 423 Division St. S., downtown Northfield.


Vintage Band Festival Presents "Bugler Bill" Monday, October 26

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William "Bugler Bill" Crowder, a Civil War Re-enactor and bugle historian from the Twin Cities will present a lively program on Civil War  Bugler history and do all the calls “in character.”    He is a popular presenter at Civil War Round Tables and in schools. He will bring several bugles  to show and to play. There’s a well-done Youtube video here that previews Bugler Bill’s presentation. Bugler Bill will give  two presentations on Monday, October 26. The first will be at 3:15pm in the Northfield Retirement Center Chapel and the second at  7:00 PM in the Northfield Senior Center Performance Room.This program is the second in the Vintage Band Festival Presents fall educational series.


Emergency Response: A Follow-Up from the School Superintendent

Note:The following message was sent to school district families and staff on October 20 as a follow-up to the emergency situation. Read the letter in PDF form here. Lea el mensaje en español

As you are aware, the Northfield Public Schools responded to an emergency situation in southeast Northfield on Tuesday afternoon. The situation was prompted by an individual in his home making threats to inflict harm on others and claiming he had access to firearms. The individual, to our knowledge, never threatened children or our school district in any way.


Northfield Community Sing Along

Northfield area community members are gathering on Fourth Thursdays at the Quaker Meetinghouse and singing together out of the Rise Up Singing Songbook. Join us on Thursday, October 22, 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Cannon Valley Friends Meetinghouse at 512 Washington Street in Northfield.
 
Rise Up Singing songbooks will be available, and if you have one, please bring it to use or share. People of all ages and singing abilities are welcome; please distribute this invitation to others, come and bring a friend!


Northfield High School Students, Emily Morsching and Cole Glassing Join the YMCA Board

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The Northfield Area Family YMCA is very pleased to announce the addition of two new Youth Board Members.  Emily Morsching, Senior at Northfield High School and Cole Glassing, Sophomore at Northfield High School were heartily welcomed to their first YMCA Board Meeting this month.  "The addition of youth in all our conversations will bring a wonderful perspective and value to the future of the YMCA."  said Virginia Kaczmarek, Executive Director.  For a complete list of all board members, visit http://northfieldymca.org/about/board-of-directors/


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (October 12, 2015)

The regular meeting of the Northfield School Board was held on Monday, October 12, 2015, at 7 pm, in the high school media center. Highlights of the meeting included:


Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra performs “Vienna to Leipzig: A Musical Journey”, October 24-25, 2015

Oct 24 2015 7:30 pm
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Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Faribault, MN

The Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra (CVRO), conducted by Paul Niemisto, begins its 36th season with a program featuring Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony. The concert will be presented first on October 24th at 7:30 PM at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 139 Mercy Drive, Faribault. The second performance will be October 25th at 3:00 PM at St. John’s Hall, St John’s Lutheran Church, 3rd Street West, Northfield. Philip Stoltzfus will be the featured soloist in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. A long-time CVRO member and resident of Northfield, Stoltzfus teaches at the University of St. Thomas and United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. He is a graduate of one of the first Suzuki programs in the country, the Preucil School of Music in Iowa City, IA.

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Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra performs “Vienna to Leipzig: A Musical Journey”, October 24-25, 2015

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The Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra (CVRO), conducted by Paul Niemisto, begins its 36th season with a program featuring Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony. The concert will be presented first on October 24th at 7:30 PM at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 139 Mercy Drive, Faribault. The second performance will be October 25th at 3:00 PM at St. John’s Hall, St John’s Lutheran Church, 3rd Street West, Northfield.


Cannon Shoals, original screenplay reading Wed. Oct. 14

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I'm having a reading of my original screenplay, Cannon Shoals, on Wednesday, Oct. 14th at 7:30 pm at the NAG theater, 411 West Third st. Cannon Shoals is a seven episode television written for the web. It is a story of sex, greed, politics, and life in a small town. The cast features David Bly, Susan Carlson, Ben Chadwick, Deb Clark, Kevin Dahle, Brendon Etter, Ed Sostek, and Ruth Sylte. This is the capstone event for a grant I received from SEMAC to write a new screenplay. Admission is free, audience is 18+


Habitat House Dedication

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Rice County Habitat for Humanity will hold a house dedication at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13 for the Weaver family. The dedication will be held at the house, 216 1st Ave SW, Faribault. The dedication is open to the public, and will include a short program and a chance to meet the Weaver family.

Nicole Weaver is the mother of three children - Alleena, Alex and Adyran - and works at Rust Consulting. The Weavers are one of two Rice County Habitat Partner Families for 2015. This year’s Faribault build was in honor of Bill Sartor, a long-time Habitat supporter and volunteer.

Rice County Habitat for Humanity partners with families who otherwise may be unable to achieve the dream of homeownership by establishing partnerships among God’s people to build simple, decent, affordable homes.


YMCA Youth in Government Preparing for Model Assembly

Calling all 8th-12 grade students!  The YMCA Youth in Government Model Assembly Program is gearing up for another year of Model Assembly fun.  Deadlines are approaching.  For more information, contact Liz Cooney at Liz@northfieldymca.org or 507-645-0088 and visit our website at http://northfieldymca.org/news/model-assembly-program-areas/


HealthFinders is GROWING! Check out our open positions!

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HealthFinders is growing! We are in the process of hiring 6 new positions ranging from a part time development and communication associate, a part time grants writer, two community health care workers and a care coordination project lead. Check out our website at healthfindersmn.org/getinvolved.


Please Join the Grounbreaking for the Northfield 1888 Depot!

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This Friday, October 9th, at 3:30 p.m., on the new site of the 1888 depot (between 2nd and 3rd Streets, east of the tracks), there will be a gound breaking celebration for the new location of the Northfield Depot. There will also be special guests on hand to help celebrate the implementation of the envisioned depot-pavillion transit hub complex. 

Save the Northfield Depot Communications Committee member Alice Thomas says, "Thanks to the many supporters for your donations, time and encouragement. We hope you and others in the community will help celebrate the upcoming move in a few weeks of the depot."

To learn more about the history of the depot, see photographs and for information about the work of Save the Northfield Depot:  http://www.northfielddepot.org/


2016 Northfield Living Treasure Award: Do You Have A Nominee?

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The Arts and Culture Commission invites Northfielders to submit the name of anyone whom they feel is worthy of being considered its 2016 Northfield Living Treasure.

The deadline for nominations is November 6, 2015.  Nomination forms can be downloaded from http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/1507 or picked up in hard copy at the Public Library, the City Hall Administration office, the Northfield Arts Guild, the Northfield Historical Society, the Chamber of Commerce, and By All Means Graphic.

The annual award honors an individual who has, over a period of time, made significant contributions to Northfield in, through, or on behalf of the arts and culture, so as to enhance the reputation of the city and the quality of life of its citizens.


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