Youth choir to sing in Carnegie Hall

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Northfield Youth Choirs (NYC) has made it to Carnegie Hall.

Members of the Concert Choir will perform in the world’s most prestigious concert hall, Saturday, June 20, in New York City.

Forty-six Northfield choristers will join with choirs from around the country to sing in the National Children’s Festival Chorus with orchestra, under the direction of renowned conductor Emily Ellsworth. They will perform in the main hall, the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, the stage reserved for such musical luminaries as Isaac Stern, Billie Holiday and the famed New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

Elizabeth Shepley, Artistic Director for NYC, said this is an exciting opportunity for the singers both musically and culturally.


Northfield Arts Guild to host “Family Fun Days” throughout the summer

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Thanks to support from the Rotary Club of Northfield, the Northfield Arts Guild will host three “Family Fun Days” throughout the summer: Saturday, June 27 from 10 am-12 pm; Thursday, July 23 from 9 am-11 am; and Saturday, August 22 from 10 am 12 pm. The Family Fun Days are free and open to the public to come to the Arts Guild, explore the spaces, meet the NAG staff, and participate in different art-making projects and mini-classes!


ListsForAll.com names Northfield Minnesota one of the Best Cities to Retire In

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Follow this link to the City of Northfield site where you can find this list.  Congratulations to the entire Northfield Community!

 

http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=298


PHOTOSET: Northfield Skateboard Park Groundbreaking

Here's Northfield.org's Flickr photoset from the groundbreaking of the Northfield Skateboard Park. The set includes 31 photos by Jane McWilliams and Rob Hardy. 


NORTHFIELD NOONTIME ORGAN RECITALS 2015

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Northfield Noontime Organ Recitals open their ninth season this summer beginning July 1 and concluding on August 12.  All seven recitals will be held on Wednesday noon hour from 12:15 to 12:45 p. m. with the following schedule:

Wed. July 1- Rosalie Alcoser, Music Director & Organist at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Rochester, MN, playing at First United Church of Christ, 300 Union St., 

            A program of patriotic music

Wed. July 8- John Ferguson, Emeritus Professor of Organ and Church Music, at St. Olaf College, Boe Chapel, St. Olaf College  

Wed., July 15- Noah Klein, high school junior, at the Music & Drama Center, Carleton College, 110 Winona St. N.


The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey – Memories from the Farm of My Youth

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Nationally syndicated agricultural columnist Alan Guebert and his daughter, Mary Grace Foxwell, will appear on Monday June 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Northfield Senior Center to read from their recently released book, The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey

Published by the University of Illinois Press, the book is a collection of personal memories written over the past two decades by Guebert as part of his weekly Farm and Food File column. Each column recalls and reflects on the people, food, and values he learned on the 720-acre, 100-cow “southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth” in the late 1960s.


Susan Hvistendahl Signs Her Book at Village on the Cannon

Volumes 2 and 3 of Susan Hvistendahl's trilogy of "Historic Happenings" books will be presented at the Village on the Cannon Community Room, along with a book signing, on Thursday, June 11, with a social time at 6:30 followed by the presentation of books on St. Olaf and Carleton happenings at 7 pm. The books are compilations of columns written for the Entertainment Guide since 2007. Refreshments will be provided by the Northfield Historical Society, which published the books in collaboration with the Guide. Special musical guest on the VOC piano will be Marc Reigel of Carleton's Night Crawlers, a rock group featured in the Carleton book.


All Comers Track Meet

FREE Track Meet for ALL ages!

An All Comers Track & Field Meet will take place Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northfield Middle School track, located at 2200 Division St. South. The event is free and open to the public. The fun, family-friendly meet welcomes children and adults of all ages to participate.

Races include various sprints and distance runs, build-your-own relay and medley teams and field event competitions.

The track and field meet is made possible through Northfield Community Services in collaboration with local running advocates and Girls Scouts, Troop #25259, who are volunteering their time to help kick off the event for a silver award. The goal is to initiate a community-wide event that contributes toward good health.


Community Services Summer Recreation

Batter Up!
Have a splendid summer this year by enrolling in Community Services recreation programs.  Opportunities include parks and playground programs, a large variety of sport activities, aquatics for all ages and adventure outings.  Whether you are an adult, teen, youth or infant, there is something for you!  If you'd like to register or learn more about a specific program, click HERE to be directed to the Community Services classes and registration web page.  Please also find us by going to www.nfld.k12.mn.us or call 507-664-3649

Summer reading is important to your child! And the Northfield Public Library has a fun way to encourage reading.

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"Every Hero has a Story" is the Summer Reading Program for kids and teens!  This year we have created challenging reading BINGO sheets for all ages, from “read to me” kids through high school teens.  The BINGO sheets have been designed by the Library Pages and the Teen Advisory Board!

You can pick up BINGO sheets at the Library beginning June 1st. You earn a prize for every 3 BINGOS you complete. Summer reading rewards and more BINGO sheets can be picked up during Booker’s open hours at all sites or at the  Public Library at 210 Washington St.


Books & Stars the weekly series of outdoor entertainment begins June 10th!

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Books & Stars is a community-wide entertainment series held at various parks on Wednesday evenings from 7-8 in June, July & August.

Booker, the Northfield Book Bus opens at 6:30.  Booker has Library materials for all ages and summer reading program supplies!  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy free, family friendly entertainment.

June 10 Way Park Ventriloquist James Wedgwood

Made possible by a grant from SEMAC, Myrtle Houston Fund and the Northfield Historical Society

June 17 Central Park Singer Justin Roberts

Sponsored by the Friends & Foundation    of the Library.


Carleton College holds its 141st Commencement Ceremony Saturday, June 13; bestows honorary degree on The New Yorker's Peter Schjeldahl

Peter Schjeldahl, Carleton Class of 1964

Carleton College will award the Bachelor of Arts degree to the 487 graduating members of the Class of 2015 on Saturday, June 13, in a ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the Bald Spot, the lawn west of Hulings Hall on the Carleton campus. A celebratory picnic on the Bald Spot will follow. In the event of severe weather, commencement will be held indoors at the Recreation Center. Seating is available to accommodate all guests, whether outdoors or indoors, and no tickets are required.

Following remarks by Carleton College President Steven Poskanzer, two seniors will address the graduating class, chosen by a panel of their peers. This year’s senior commencement speakers, both English majors, are Sam Braslow (Los Angeles) and Anna Donnella (St. Davids, Pa.)


E-Recycling on Saturday, June 6

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Carl Henry reminds people that you can bring your unwanted and appliances Saturday, June 6, from 10:a.m. to noon, to the First United Church of Christ parking lot, 300 Union Street, Northfield.  Old-fashioned CRT-based TVs (or monitors) will be accepted, but there is a $5.00 fee AND  a limit of two per household. Large sets – requiring two people to carry – will not be allowed.

The following items will be accepted for free:

Computers (desktops towers, laptops)

Small printers

Network equipment (models, routers)

Stereos

Radios

Phones

Cables

Thin monitors or Tvs

Other electronics

Dehumidifiers

Microwave ovens

Small air conditioners

Toasters

Small refrigerators

Other small appliances if they are largely metal

If the weather is terrible, the event will be cancelled.


Community Services Summer Recreation

Batter Up!
Have a splendid summer this year by enrolling in Community Services recreation programs.  Opportunities include parks and playground programs, a large variety of sport activities, aquatics for all ages and adventure outings.  Whether you are an adult, teen, youth or infant, there is something for you!  See the flyer below for further information.  If you'd like to register or to learn more about a specific program, click HERE to be directed to the Community Services classes and registration web page.  Please also find us by going to www.nfld.k12.mn.us and follow the Community Services Link.  To reach us by phone, call 507-664-3649

All Comers Track Meet

Save The Date!

An All Comers Track & Field Meet will take place Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northfield Middle School track, located at 2200 Division St. South. The event is free and open to the public. The fun, family-friendly meet welcomes children and adults of all ages to participate.

Races include various sprints and distance runs, build-your-own relay and medley teams and field event competitions.

The track and field meet is made possible through Northfield Community Services in collaboration with local running advocates and Girls Scouts, Troop #25259, who are volunteering their time to help kick off the event for a silver award. The goal is to initiate a community-wide event that contributes toward good health.


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