Many events at the Northfield Public Library this fall-

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September 29, Thursday, 7-8:30 PM

Finding Northfield's History in Nooks and Crannies

How to research and write local history.  A panel discussion with Earl Weinmann (and his students), Susan Hvistendahl and Bruce Colwell, all of whom have written about people and places in Northfield that have made our community what it is now.  Refreshments will be served. Q&A following the panelists' stories. In the library's Bunday Meeting Room

Thursday, October 6 at 7 pm  


Tom Bisel is Making a Difference

Tom Bisel of Downtown Bicycles

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) recognized Tom Bisel, owner of Downtown Bicycles in Northfield, with the September 2016 “Making a Difference” Award. the award given monthly to community members or organizations that help to make Northfield an even better place for young people. Bill Nelson, co-owner of the Tiny’s building where Downtown Bicycles is currently located, has known Tom since he opened his store in 2009. “I’ve seen Tom adjust his business in many ways to cater to young people,” Nelson said. “Tom is a skilled enough cyclist to ride only with the fastest bikers in town. Instead, he often organizes youth rides to help young riders develop as cyclists.


Northfield Youth Lead Gathering for Peace

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There was a youth-led gathering on Bridge Square on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the International Day of Peace. A multi-age group gathered to hear Northfield’s Poet Laureate Rob Hardy read his poem “Building Blocks”, written for the event. On his website, Rough Draft, Hardy says, the poem is “ . . . dedicated to the young people of our community, who have so much to teach us about making a more peaceful world.”

Musicians and organizers who participated in this gathering were Elijah Leer and Synneva Bratland as well as Jack Cuddy and Gabi Estrada.

The International Day of Peace was brought into being by United Nationals Resolutions in 1981 and 2001. Each year, hundreds of students take part in a student observance.

To see the text of Rob Hardy’s poem: http://rbhardy3rd.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 


The Philadelphia Story

Esme' Elzi is Tracy Lord, a role made famous by Katherine Hepburn

The Northfield Arts Guild presents Philip Barry’s zany and romantic farce, The Philadelphia Story, September 30 through October 9 at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 Third Street West, Northfield.  Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. 
 

A classic American comedy, this intelligent and witty satire takes a clever look at the eve of a posh socialite wedding.  Heiress Tracy Lord is set to walk down the aisle for the second time when she is suddenly confronted by both her ex-husband and a provocative reporter covering the wedding for a national magazine. Will Tracy make it to the altar at all? 


September 2016 Flooding

Here's a collection of photos and information on local flooding compiled on Storify: Northfield Flood 2016 (keep refreshing the page for new posts). 

Here's the United States Geological Survey (USGS) page that shows current precipitation, discharge, and flood levels for the Cannon River in Northfield: USGS 05355024 Cannon River at Northfield MN

Facebook: Like Rice County Skywarn on Facebook for additional information. 

Closings/Cancellations:

Flood Closings (9/22/16)

UPDATE: Local Flood Warning (City of Northfield/Northfield Police Department). Thursday, September 22, 2pm. 

30pm 9/22/16)


Finding Local History: A Panel Discussion

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On Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. there will be a panel discussion among local historians Bruce Colwell, Susan Hvistendahl and Earl Weinmann and his Middle School students, moderated by Northfield Historical Society Director Hayes Scriven

The panelists/authors will talk about how they research and write about Northfield history - their resources, the surprises, the struggles and, of course, their triumphs. Colwell has recently completed a history of our Northfield Public Library; Hvistendahl has written and published several local histories, as have Weinmann's students.  Books will be on sale.  Refreshments will be free.  All are welcome!

This event will be held at the Northfield Public Library, 210 Washington Street


Role of the Media in Elections Is the Topic of League of Women Voters Fall Kick-Off

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“As a matter of fact: using, misusing, and ignoring political information” is the topic for the discussion at the League of Women Voters of Northfield and Cannon Falls on Saturday, September 24.

Professor Chris Chapp of the St. Olaf College Political Science Department, will tackle this issue, addressing a range of topics including:(1) How trust in a source influences the uptake of information, (2) How individuals' prior attitudes influence political learning, (3) How misinformation is received and processed by voters, and (4) How ambiguous messages are understood by voters. 

The event will begin with coffee and conversation from 9:30-10:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 3rd Street West, in Northfield.  The program will begin at 10:00,


Y Youth in Government (YIG) Northfield Delegation Informational Meeting

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Come Learn About Youth In Government (YIG) at the Info Session on Monday, September 26 at 6:00 at the Northfield Y, 1501 Honeylocust Drive. Any student in grades 8-12 can participate. Scholarships are available. Contact Mr. Tyler Balow at NHS for teacher support.

 

Join text reminders:  text @nfldyig to 8101

 Join our Facebook page: Northfield YMCA YI

 

STAY IN THE LOOP

 Contact Mr. Tyler Balow at NHS for teacher support

 Join text reminders: text @nfldyig to 8101

 Join our Facebook page: Northfield YMCA YIG

IMPORTANT DATES

 Delegation Info Meeting September 26

 Fall LAUNCH Training October 29

 Model Assembly Session January 5-8, 2

IMPORTANT DATES

 Delegation Info Meeting September 26

 Fall LAUNCH Training October 29

 Model Assembly Session January 5-8, 2017

Delegation Director: Liz Cooney

Contact Info: 507-649-1909


Grief expert to speak Sept. 22 on “Grief in Community: Responding with Compassion”

Grief and Loss Support Group to meet weekly; plus, drop-in group begins

Individuals experiencing grief and loss have two options for support this fall: a support group that meets weekly, and a less formal drop-in group, both offered by Northfield Hospice.

As a prelude to the support group meetings, clinical counselor Naomi Mandsager Bartley will present “Grief in Community: Responding with Compassion” on Thursday, September 22, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Northfield Hospital in the Conference Center (lower level). This event, and support group meetings, are free and open to the public.


YMCA Fun on the Run Program

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YMCA Fun on the Run - Do you want to run but don't think you have time to fit it into your schedule?  Join the Fun on the Run class, and we'll help you reach your running goals.  What's the best part?  You don't need to be at every class to get a great workout:  we will email you the weekly updates.  Whether you've never run before or love running, this support class is for you.  We can help you achieve a goal of running a 5k, 10k or a half marathon. 

Information Session:  Sept 20th, 9:30-10:30 am (at the informational session you will learn about proper footwear, breathing techniques, hydration and nutrition and goal setting. 

Classes are weekly (if you can attend) on Tuesdays, Sept 27th - Oct 25th, 9:30 - 10:30 am 

$20 for Y members and $30 for community members. 


2016 International Day of Peace September 21

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The 14th Northfield community annual observance of the United Nations International Day of Peace on Tuesday September 20 will begin celebrations of the United Nations International Day of Peace, which is celebrated annually around the world on September 21st or in the week surrounding it.

Supporting this year's theme, "Sustainable Peace: Building Blocks for Peace," the program will introduce the 17 Building Blocks for Peace developed by 193 member countries of the UN in September 2015. These issues are challenges for the world to meet by the year 2030, continuing the Millennium Development Goals 2000-2015.

These goals aim to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General, reminds us that development and peace are interdependent and mutually reinforcing. They are essential to achieving peace in our time at any time.


The Rice County Chemical Health Coalition needs your help to find and recognize PREVENTION CHAMPIONS in our community.

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A Prevention Champion is someone who has helped provide support for a healthier life for young people in our community – someone who helps reduce risk factors for alcohol and drug abuse, someone who supports recovery, or someone who builds assets for our youth and other community members.

They can be our friends, our neighbors, our teachers, our mentors, our business partners, our police officers, our health professionals or community members. Please help us recognize and encourage these community leaders by nominating them for a Prevention Champion Award. They will receive the recognition and encouragement they deserve, and others will be inspired by their story.

Nominating a Prevention Champion is simple and takes just a few moments. 


Northfield Humanist Roundtable - Existentialism is a Humanism

Sep 25 2016 10:00 am
Sep 25 2016 11:00 am
Location: 
Northfield Senior Center, Room 104, 1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield, Minnesota

The Northfield Humanist Roundtable is a monthly discussion group which addresses the history, philosophy, and practical application of secular humanism. The discussion format uses a brief introduction followed by questions which each participant may respond to in turn.

Jean-Paul Sartre, a professor of philosophy at La Havre and several other French lycées, was one of the most important figures in atheist existentialism. In his 1946 essay "Existentialism is a Humanism," Sartre defines atheist existentialism in an unusually clear and straightforward way, and explains how it is related to humanism. For our September meeting, we'll look at several passages from "Existentialism is a Humanism" and discuss to what extent we agree or disagree with Sartre.

Please come join us. There is no charge, and everyone sympathetic to humanist principles is welcome.

For more information, visit our website at www.northfieldhumanistroundtable.org.

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Annual Member's Exhibition

Sep 1 2016 12:00 pm
Location: 
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St. S.

The Northfield Arts Guild presents its Annual Members’ Exhibition September 1 - 24 in the Center for the Arts Main Gallery at 304 Division Street South, Northfield.   This show will contain a large cross section of media—from painting to ceramics to fiber art—with an Artist’s Reception and Season Kickoff Celebration from 7:00 to 9:00pm on Friday, September 23, immediately following the Annual Member Meeting.

The Main Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Since many visitors make their way to Northfield during this time of year, the Northfield Arts Guild is thrilled to feature Members’ artwork in this exhibition!


The 2016-17 Gallery Season is sponsored by First National Bank.  The beverage sponsor is Firehouse Liquors.  By All Means Graphics/Entertainment Guide is sponsoring the Annual Members’ Exhibition.

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Vaudevesque Variety Show!

Sep 10 2016 7:00 pm
Location: 
Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 Third Street West

Also during this year’s Defeat of Jesse James Days, local performers will take the stage in the semi-annual Vaudevesque variety show at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater.  

This year’s show features singing, dancing and comedy.  Local choreographers and dancers join together as “The Welcome Committee” led by Kate Southwick. Regulars, the Pogue-u-leles, Randy Ferguson, and The Blacklights will perform, as well as Peter Webb on piano, dancers from several schools, and Esme Etter, Louisa Lawler and Synneva Bratland with a special treat.  It'll be rip roarin' fun - a little bit naughty and a whole lot of nice! 

Vaudevesque performs at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 Third Street West, Northfield, on September 8, 9 and 10 at 7:00 pm.  All tickets for this fundraiser are $10.00 and are available at online at NorthfieldArtsGuild.org or by calling (507) 645-8877.   

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