2015 Northfield CROP Walk

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The Northfield CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk is the largest walk in the state and the only community-wide event/effort in Northfield to eradicate hunger and poverty, provide disaster relief, and resettle the growing number of refugees worldwide.

Please join us on Sunday, October 4th, 2 p.m. as we leave from All Saints Episcopal Church, 419 Washington St. and walk through Northfield, ending at Bridge Square.

Seventy-five percent of monies raised will go to support projects around the world sponsored by Church World Service (CWS); the other twenty-five percent will go to the Northfield Community Action Center.


E-Cycling this Saturday, October 3rd!

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Bring your unwanted electronics, appliances, and scrap metal this Saturday, October 3, from 10 A.M. until noon, to the First United Church of Christ, 300 Union Street.   As a special option this month, even LARGE appliances such as refrigerators are OK to bring.   

Old-fashioned CRT-based TVs (or monitors) will NOT be accepted this month.  But Bestbuy will take up to 3 such TVs per day as long as they are 32" or less.  Here is a website giving more details about all aspects of Bestbuy's recycling program:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Global-Promotions/Recycling-Electronics/pcmcat149900050025.c?id=pcmcat149900050025


"Restoration of Dignity: Voting Rights for All" ~ Secretary of State Steve Simon and Second Chance Coalition Founder Sarah Walker speaking at League of Women Voters' Fall Kick-off on Saturday morning, October 3rd

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The League of Women Voters of Northfield & Cannon Falls is pleased to announce their Fall Kick-off on Saturday, October 3rd.  The event will take place at the First United Church of Christ (300 Union St; Northfield) - 9:00 am gathering and 9:30 am program.   The public is invited to hear Secretary of State Steve Simon and Second Chance Coalition Founder Sarah Walker address the status of voting rights for felons in Minnesota and efforts underway for change. Following the speakers' remarks, audience members will be invited to participate in a Q and A. 


Call for auditions: "When Grown Men Cry"

Actors needed for play about loss, helplessness in Palestine

Aspiring actors are invited to audition for the play, “When Grown Men Cry,” to be performed in Northfield in November.

The play tells the story of a Palestinian couple whose 50-year-old olive grove is destroyed by the Israeli army. The play depicts the helplessness and loss experienced by farmers Haj Yousef and his wife as their life’s work is destroyed.

One female actor and three male actors will play the roles of the Yousefs, their friends and an Israeli officer.

The play will be done as “reader’s theater,” so no memorization is involved. Actors will depend on not only voice but also on the understanding of great loss, helplessness, loss of dignity and emptiness left in the lives of these people.


Vintage Band Festival Presents "The Story of Brass Bands in America" on September 28

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Paul Mayberry of Savage, MN, music historian, arranger and conductor (as well as a tuba player) is the inaugural  speaker for the new "Vintage Band Festival Presents" continuing education series.  He is well known for finding  brass band music from the 19th century and arranging it for bands to perform today.  He arranged the music for Ken Burns’ television series on the Civil War and on baseball.  Paul will bring rare 19th century brass band instruments, photographs and recordings to present a program on "The Story of Brass Bands in America."


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (September 14, 2015)

The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, September 14, 2015, at 7 pm, in the high school media center. Highlights of the meeting included:


Quaker Open House

Cannon Valley Friends Meeting(Quaker) is holding an open house for the entire Northfield area community to celebrate our new building.  Please join us Sunday, September 20th, 1:00-5:00 pm, at 512 Washington Street.  There will be music, refreshments, activities, and tours of the building. 

After 50 years of meeting in homes and rental spaces, we broke ground for a Meetinghouse in the fall of 2013.  For a year we have been settling into the space, gradually making it a place of our own.  We would like to welcome the community into our Meetinghouse to celebrate with us.


Minute with the Mayor

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Northfield Mayor Dana Graham talks about the Meadows Park Project in his latest “Minute with the Mayor”.

http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/mediacenter.aspx?VID=79


First UCC Sunday Nights Begins September 13!

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Rev. Todd Smith Lippert announces that the First UCC Sunday Nights is back and now it's every week!!  This Sunday at 5:00 p.m., Michael Morris leads the First UCC Sunday Nights band. Peter Michael Miller from We are the Willows is our guest artist. The sermon will be the first of the four-week series entitled Technology and the Spiritual Life: The Good, The Bad, & The Holy.

Todd says, “Hope to see you at First UCC Sunday Night at 5:00p.m.” The church is located at 300 Union Street. 


International Day of Peace to be Observed

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The United Nations International Day of Peace is celebrated annually around the world on September 21. The Northfield Community Celebration of the 2015 International Day of Peace will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2015, from 2:00 to 3:30PM in Bridge Square.

Building on this year’s theme, “Partnerships for Peace - Dignity for All,” the program will highlight local and regional partnerships that promote ideas and actions for peace in our community and the surrounding area. Special attention will be given to partnerships which advocate on the behalf of diverse populations that make up our community. We thrive as a community when the dignity of everyone who regards himself/herself as a community member is a priority for each of us.

Join members of the Northfield Human Rights Commission, community leaders, and your friends and neighbors for the Northfield Community Celebration of the International Day of Peace on Sunday, September 20!


Northfield Hockey Association Hosts Total Hockey's First Stride Initiative

The Northfield Hockey Association has teamed up with Total Hockey's First Stride initiative to host a free Learn-to-Play event on Sunday, September 27th,1:30pm - 3:15pm for families interested in trying out the sport for the first time.  It's free to attend and each recruit receives a free set of new equipment from Total Hockey to use at the event!  Players age 5-8 who register for our Learn to Play Hockey (through Community Education) or with Northfield Hockey Association for the 2015-2016 season are eligible to keep all of the equipment.  Registration will be accepted through September 17.  Players will be fitted at Total Hockey in Burnsville on September 20 or September 23. 


Ready to serve? Join the Arts Guild Board!

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The Northfield Arts Guild is soliciting recommendations for three new board members. The organization is at an exciting point of forward growth and progress, and we’re looking for new board members to help lead the way!

Story time for all ages to begin at the Library

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Story times for all/any ages will be returning to the library schedule. And due to the library's interim space at City Hall they will be held in the City Council Chambers! We will have story times with books, fingerplays, songs and movement Wednesday and Fridays from 10-11 am.  We used to break story times up by ages but in our limited space and times all ages are invited! Parents/caregivers are asked to stay and join in the fun.  Our story times focus on pre-reading skills and fun.  No sign up is needed and there is no charge.  This schedule will go through Nov. 25th, and there is no story time on Veteran's Day Nov. 11. Our interim Library is located on the second floor of City Hall 801 Washington St.  The Council Chambers are located on the south end of the first floor. (Fittingly enough in the former Kindergarten room!)


Join Chorale - A regional, multi-generational Choir

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Our multi-generational community choir is ready for a new season, and you're invited to join. This choir includes adults, college and high school students. No experience is necessary.
 
We're pleased to announce that Dr. Therees Hibbard will be directing.  Therees is Visiting Associate Professor of Music — Voice, Conductor of the Manitou Singers and the Early Music Singers at St. Olaf College.

Northfield Skateboard Park "Grand Opening Event"

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Northfield - The City of Northfield invites the public to a “Grand Opening Event” of the Northfield Skateboard Park on Thursday, September 10th at 4:00 PM at Old Memorial Park.  The Northfield Skateboard Park officially opened on August 17th, and this event will mark the successful collaboration between numerous groups that have invested countless hours of time fundraising and working to make this park a reality. 

 

For more information, contact Project Manager Jasper Kruggel at 507-645-3027 or jasper.kruggel@ci.northfield.mn.us

 

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