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Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 1:35pm
Defeat of Jesse James General Chair Hayes Scriven reports that members of the DJJD Committee presented Northfield Hospital’s Breast Care Center with a $2,200 check on Thursday, October 24. The money was the result of fundraising efforts throughout the year with the Tough Enough To Wear Pink program. Tough Enough To Wear Pink is a national rodeo program created to involve the rodeo community in the fight against breast cancer. Fundraising concluded at the three rodeos held over Defeat weekend with the passing of pink donation barrels throughout the rodeo stands.
According to the staff at the Breast Care Center, the money will be used to put together pink care bags for those newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Each bag contains a book, a journal, comfy socks, and a variety of other items that patients might need in their journey. The Committee is proud to support the efforts of the Breast Care Center through the generosity of the citizens of Northfield.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Sat, 10/26/2013 - 8:04pm
Chad Wojchik, Senior Linkage Line Specialist, will present the key elements of the Affordable Health Care Act and the Health Exchange program known as MNsure. He will explain who is affected and how, who needs to purchase health insurance and who does not, patient protections and options to reduce the costs of coverage. Learning the facts will protect you from the fiction.
For more information: Chris Ellison <email@example.com>
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 4:30pm
Innovative computer programmer and technology company founder Matt Ginsberg will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Nov. 1 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. In his presentation, Ginsberg will examine the role technology plays in our daily lives, the future potential for technology, and how we all can and should adapt to this ever-changing world. This event is free and open to the public; convocations are also streamed online at go.carleton.edu/convo.
As Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of On Time Systems Inc., Ginsberg helped develop computer programs to build United States Navy ships more efficiently. He also helped develop a computer program to find the most fuel-saving routes for United States Air Force noncombat flights, saving between thirty and sixty million dollars for them every year.
Submitted by Julie Ryan on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:45am
Epic Enterprise had the time of its life . . . and they owe it all to Kairos Alive!
Despite the chill in the October air, a big white tent pitched in the Epic Enterprise parking lot became a hot venue for storytelling, movement, music and dancing. As a result of receiving an Arts Learning grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, throughout this year Epic has been able to invite dance and storytelling specialists, Kairos Alive, to share their talent.
When they visit, Kairos usually performs in Epic’s large homerooms at their building in Dundas. But, with the increased space afforded by the large tent, they were able to invite friends and family of Life Enrichment participants, as well as those who take part in the employment program, to share in the Kairos Alive experience.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 3:54pm
Northfield Public Library will be hosting the popular LEGO CLUB beginning Thursday, Oct. 24th from 3 to 5 pm. Lego builders of all ages are invited to come to the library's meeting room to create the week's challenge or just make something interesting. Drop in anytime between 3 and 5. We place the creations around the library for all to admire. Thanks to the Friends & Foundation of the Library and gifts of LEGOS the library has a large collection to use. We will continue on Thursdays through March.
Northfield Public Library 210 Washington St. Northfield, MN 55057 www.northfieldmn.info
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 1:34pm
Saturday, Oct. 26, The Upstairs Rueb is pleased to present, back by very popular demand, Milwaukee's award-winning Charles Walker Band. The group will perform from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. and there is no cover charge. This band is truly not-to-be-missed
Charles Walker and vocalist Porsche Carmen (and their equally groovy band mates) return to The Upstairs Rueb for a night of funkalicious good times. Based in Milwaukee, the band was awarded 2013's Best R&B/Soul Band by the Wisconsin Music Association (WMA). "This band is the 'real deal,'" says Jessica Paxton of KYMN Radio. "Be ready to DANCE!"
Public invited to hear presentation by acclaimed award-winning author Salman Rushdie, this Friday Oct. 25 at Carleton CollegeSubmitted by Jessica Paxton on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 12:48pm
As part an ongoing series of events and lectures on censorship, blasphemy and free speech, Carleton College is very pleased to announce the public appearance of award-winning author Salman Rushdie this Friday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. in the Recreation Center. Rushdie will present the 2013 Lucas Lecture, entitled “Censorship and The Satanic Verses: 25 Years Later.” This event is free and open to the public but reservations are encouraged; please register online at go.carleton.edu/rushdie.
Twenty-five years after the publication of his controversial novel, The Satanic Verses, renowned author Salman Rushdie will speak of his experiences with censorship and the importance of free speech. First published in the United Kingdom in 1988, The Satanic Verses was immediately controversial on account of two sections of the book that present a fictionalized account of the early history of Islam. Banned first in India and protested by many Muslims worldwide, the book’s controversial status was sealed in early 1989 when the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling for the execution of the author and anyone associated with the publication of the book. Rushdie and his family consequently went into hiding under the protection of the British government.
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 12:41pm
The Carleton College athletic department, coaches, and varsity student-athletes are pleased to announce the 15th Annual "Halloween 'KNIGHT'" Carnival to be held Sunday, Oct. 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. This year’s event will once again be held at Carleton’s Recreation Center.
This free activity for pre-school through elementary-age children (and their parents) will include face painting face painting, beanie bag toss, crafts, musical chairs, bowling, a football toss, and several other sport-centered activity booths.
Submitted by Joan Ennis on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 12:55pm
Scott Carpenter, a professor at Carleton will speak and read from his novel, The Theory of Remainders, at the Northfield Public Library on Thursday, November 7, at 7:00 p.m. Scott teaches French literature, literary theory, and cross-cultural studies at Carleton. He is a specialist of nineteenth-century literature in addition to writing fiction.
Theory of Remainers is set in both Boston and France. The main character, Philip Adler, a psychiatrist, receives an emergency phone call during a frustrating session with a teenage girl, and hears that his former mother-in-law has died. He makes the difficult decision to go to France for the funeral, where he must face his former wife and the memories of their murdered daughter. An intriguing series of events follows his landing in Paris, and readers will be unable to put the novel down. The author reading is free and open to the public. Questions? Contact Joan at 645-1802.
Submitted by Joan Ennis on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 12:50pm
Jonathan Odell, finalist for the Minnesota Book Award in 2013 for his novel The Healing, will speak at the Northfield Public Library on Tuesday, October 29, at 7:00 pm in the library meeting room. The talk is part of a Minnesota Book Awards Author Tour, sponsored by SELSO. The Healing is set on a cotton plantation, owned by the Satterfield family, in the Mississippi Delta. Mistress Satterfield takes a special interest in Granada, a slave girl, after her own daughter dies of cholera. When slave Polly Shine, a healer, is purchased, she makes Granada her apprentice against the wishes of the mistress. Upheaval on the plantation follows when the slaves become healed.
Odell grew up in Mississippi and now lives in Minnesota. His first novel. The View from Delphi,
Interested in learning more about the building of the Northfield Y Community Center? Join us for Breakfast with VirginiaSubmitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 9:27am
Join us for Breakfast with Virginia, Friday October 25th 7:30-9:00 am at the National Guard Armory (519 Division Street).
7:30-7:45 Welcome Guests
7:45-8:00 Short presentation
8:00- ? Q&A and more opportunities to learn more
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 6:55am
Oct 23 2013 5:30 pm
The City of Northfield and the Streetscape Task Force are hosting a series of community sessions to engage the public in creating a master planning update for Bridge Square, “Northfield’s Living Room.” Citizen input, early and often, is a priority for the process.
The first public open house is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Riverview Conference Room of the Archer House, 212 Division Street. For those unable to attend, a live web conference will also be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at 7:00 pm.
City of Northfield elected and appointed officials, professional staff, the project’s consultant, and members of the Streetscape Task Force will all be there on the 23rd. The live web conference on the 30th will include a panel with the consultant and city staff.
To begin participating, visit the Bridge Square Blog Site.
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Sun, 10/20/2013 - 3:45pm
Here's the complete video from the Monday, October 14, 2013 meeting of the Northfield School Board. Highlights of the meeting included:
Submitted by Dan Bergeson on Sun, 10/20/2013 - 10:49am
The Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra, conducted by Paul Niemisto, begins its thirty-fourth season with "Opera's Greatest Hits" in collaboration with the Minnesota Opera, the Red Wing Singers, The Sheldon Theatre, the Red Wing High School Chorus, and the Shattuck-St. Mary's Vocal Performance Program. Minnesota Opera Teaching Artist, Bergen Baker, is coordinating this event which will be offered in Red Wing at the Sheldon Theatre on Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p. m. and on Sat. Oct. 26th at 2 p. m.
The music in the program will be familiar to many listeners. The concert begins with the Overture to The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart and then moves into three acts featuring such music as Lebiamo or the Drinking Song from La Traviata by Verdi, Va Pensiero from Nabucco by Verdi, and selections from The Magic Flute. Baker and Minnesota Opera resident Artist Christie Hageman will sing the Flower Duet from Lakme by Delibes. The concluding act features the famous Toreador's aria from Carmen by Bizet, Musetta's Waltz from La Boheme by Puccini, and "Make our Garden Grow" from Candide by Bernstein.
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Sat, 10/19/2013 - 5:03pm
Renowned historian Kate Brown will present the Carleton College Herbert P. Lefler Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in Leighton Hall room 305. Her presentation, entitled “Plutopia: Nuclear Families in Atomic Cities and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters,” is free and open to the public.
Brown’s lecture shares its title with her latest book, published this year by Oxford University Press. “Plutopia: Nuclear Families in Atomic Cities and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters” provides a historical account of the first two cities in the world to produce plutonium: Richland, United States and Ozersk, Russia. The book is the first transnational history of nuclear disaster on a local level.