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Submitted by Mary Warner on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 4:13pm
The Northfield Arts Guild is offering its second Garage Band Camp - this year it's during Spring Break. Local performers Gregory Ennis and Neil Rowley will be leading this camp on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 and 26th from 3:00 - 5:30. It's open to girls and guys ages 11 - 18 and all skill levels. Instruments will be provided or bring your own.
The camp will held in the Northfield Arts Guild Theater at 411 W Third St. Northfield. Fee is $45 for members and $50 non-members. Register on-line at northfieldartsguild.org, call 645-8877 or register at the Guild office at 304 Division St.
"Build a Happier Healthier Kid" - 8th Annual Northfield YMCA Healthy Kids Day Scheduled for Saturday, April 26Submitted by susanpokorney on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 3:30pm
Join over a million people and take part in the nation’s largest health event for kids! Designed to help kids stay active head to toe this summer, YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a fun-filled morning of interactive games, family activities and healthy giveaways. In addition to displays from local merchants and community organizations, local police, fire and rescue personnel will be on hand to show off their vehicles and provide safety tips. Kids: Ride or bring your bike for a free tune-up. There will be bounce houses and a bike raffle too! This event is free to everyone!
Submitted by Jill Ewald on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 2:26pm
The Arts and Culture Commission is working to place art in City Hall in an exhibit to open in conjunction with the grand opening of the newly rennovated bulding on Washington Street. This gala event will take place mid- to late- May, 2014, coming up quickly.
The Arts and Culture Commission seeks art by local artists for the opening exhibit to run into January 2015. One or more pieces of art may be purchased by the City to initiate a permanent collection. Showing will be historical photographs of the City of Northfield, Washington Street builiding, and the Colleges.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 5:05pm
The Northfield Public Library is celebrating spring break with some fun activities!
Submitted by Joan Ennis on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 3:33pm
Join us in exploring memoir writing techniques. We'll discuss examples, complete writing exercises and wrangle the stories of our lives on to the page. You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll walk away with a stack of stories, a pocketful of motivation and writing prompts to further your writing practice. This class is free, open to the public, and great for everyone from beginners to the more experienced. Classes will be held in the Northfield Public Library meeting room on six Thursday evenings from 6:30 until 8 p.m. beginning on Thursday, April 24 and ending on May 29. Register in person at Reference desk, upstairs at the library, or call 645-1802. Class is limited to 15 students. Bring a notebook, a pen and an open mind.
This program is being funded by a Community Collaboration grant through SELCO, through Minnesota Library Legacy funds.
Submitted by Sara Warzeha on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 1:41pm
The Northfield Arts Guild Theater announces auditions for THE FANTASTICKS, the longest running musical of all time. With music by Tom Jones and lyrics by Harvey Schmidt, this show is a must for any actor interested in musicals! Featuring a beautiful, and at times haunting, score, songs like “Try to Remember” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain” prove why this show is considered a classic piece of the musical theatre canon.
Auditions are scheduled for Saturday, March 29th from 1-4pm and Sunday, March 30 from 6-8:30pm. Auditions will take place at the Center for the Arts, 304 Division Street, Northfield. Director Mishia Edwards is asking that those auditioning prepare at least 16 bars of music that showcases your vocal range. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist. There will also be cold readings from the script. Roles available in The Fantasticks include El Gallo (age 30s-40s), Matt and Luisa (both 16-early 20s), Hucklebee and Bellomy (40s) Henry (40s and up), Mortimer (late 20s) and the Mute (flexible age).
Submitted by Sara Warzeha on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 1:00pm
The Northfield Arts Guild Theater announces the upcoming production of The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov and adapted by Jean-Claude Van Itallie. This beautiful translation by Van Itallie brings to life Chekhov’s modern classic tale centered at the estate of Madame Ranevskaya, where the fate of the beautiful orchard hangs in the balance as it is auctioned off to pay family debts. According to the New York Post this play is "…a new, faithful, very playable and gorgeous translation by Jean-Claude van Itallie."
The Cherry Orchard is being directed by Jon Terrill and stage managed by Melody Pringle. Members of the cast include Felicia Crosby, Taylor Heitman, Lee Wilson, Susan Carlson, Peter Webb, Tristan Rouh, Sylvia Ismet, Susan Dunhaupt, Rob Schanilec, Jeanne LaBerge-Dunlop, Fred Stanley, Bryan Reed and Ellie Wilson.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 7:00pm
There will be another ELECTRONICS RECYCYLING opportunity on Saturday, March 22, from 10 A.M. until noon, at the First United Church of Christ, 300 Union Street.
The following items will be accepted at no charge:
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 5:04pm
Meet Minnesota’s Wanda Gág
(1893-1946) Children's author and artist
Wanda Gág, author, artist, and illustrator, was born in New Ulm, Minnesota. After her father's death she took writing and illustrating jobs to help support her family. She sold many illustrations to the Minneapolis Journal and received art awards and an art scholarship to the Art Students League in New York City. Gág is best known for her children's book Millions of Cats.
Saturday, March 15 from 11 to noon. This series of programs was made possible by The Friends & Foundation of the Library, Northfield Healthy Community Initiative, the Northfield Historical Society and the Northfield Public Library.
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 1:06pm
Carleton College announces a Community Open House on Wednesday, March 19, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Weitz Center for Creativity, Larson Meeting Room 236, to share emerging plans for the long-term layout of the campus, including desired locations for future academic, administrative, and residential functions. The public is invited to attend; light refreshments will be served.
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 9:08am
The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, March 10, 2014. A full packet for the meeting can be found here. Highlights of the meeting included:
Submitted by susanpokorney on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 10:44am
Are you interested in working for an organization that helps build strong kids, strong families and a strong community? The Northfield Y has a fantastic full-time opportunity for a Youth Development Program Director to join our team at our soon-to-be open facility. For details on the position, the Y and the Northfield community, visit our website. Like us on Facebook and LinkedIn to be kept posted on more positions as they become available. The Y has plans to hire more than 80 employees from now until September.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 10:02am
The Community Action Center (CAC) is offering free appointments to anyone in Northfield who needs help securing MNsure health insurance. Beginning April 1, all Minnesotans are required to have health care coverage in order to avoid financial penalties. The CAC has three staff members and two volunteers who are trained MNsure navigators and are available to answer questions and guide people through the enrollment process.
In anticipation of the April 1 deadline, the CAC has scheduled two evenings when navigators will be available. There is a session today, March 11 from 5:00 until 7:00. Navigators are also available onThursday afternoons and at other times by appointment.
To schedule an appointment, please call the Community Action Center at 507-664-3550. Additional assistance from MNsure Navigators is available by calling HealthFinders at 507-646-8964.
Submitted by Becky Carlson on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 11:30am
First National Bank of Northfield, the longtime cornerstone of Northfield’s banking community, announced that it has hired Lisa Franxman as vice president of business banking. Franxman brings more than 13 years of banking experience to First National.
First National Senior Vice President Pam Galle said, “We’re excited to welcome Lisa to our team. Throughout her career, she has provided value to the relationships she has handled by getting to know her customers and their particular situations well. Her knowledge of banking needs and relationship-focused approach make her a perfect fit for us and the clients we serve.”
Submitted by Patrice Ciernia on Fri, 03/07/2014 - 4:30pm
Join us for the 2nd annual Three Links Kids Carnival! Games, Cakewalk, Food and Facepainting. Fireman from the Northfield Fire Department will be on sight with the firetruck for tours. Saturday, March 15 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Lodge on Three Links campus which is on Odd Fellow Lane and Hyw 19. Hope to see you there! All proceeds benefit the Three Links Foundation and the people we serve. Celebrating our 115th year!