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Submitted by Kathy Ness on Sat, 01/11/2014 - 12:50pm
(1846–1868)Teenaged Civil War SoldierCharley Goddard
What was it like to be a teenage soldier during the Civil War?
You will learn about:
· Goddard’s childhood in the frontier town of Winona, Minnesota
· Tensions leading to the start of the Civil War in 1861
· Goddard’s experiences on and off the battlefield, told through his many letters home
· The impact of the Civil War, both nationally and in Minnesota
· See items from the Northfield Historical society’s Civil War collection.
Submitted by Mary Schier on Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:31am
WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support) invites Northfield area non-profit organizations to apply for a 2014 WINGS grant. These grants are given in support of projects benefitting women and children in the Northfield area. WINGS gives grants to qualified non-profit organizations, public schools and government organizations for the purpose of general community support. Projects funded must benefit residents of the Northfield School District. Deadline for applications is March 15.
WINGS funds grants in the following areas of focus: housing stability, food stability, economic stability, safe environments for victims of domestic violence, early learning, out-of-school programs, adult education, health care, healthy behaviors and entrepreneurship. WINGS grants must be used in the year they are awarded. Every grant candidate is considered anew in each grant cycle.
Submitted by Mary Warner on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 4:48pm
The Northfield Arts Guild has put together an exciting range of art, dance and music classes for all ages and abilities. All classes are posted on their web site www.northfieldartsguild.org.
The Arts Guild has added several new adult classes for the Winter/Spring session, in addition to their on-going calendar of excellent youth, dance, and ceramics classes.
Of special note is the newly acquired Dickerson printing press and a series of workshops are being offered, taught by Jan Shoger and Lila Johnson.
Plus, The Weavers Guild of Minnesota is offering two weaving workshops. And local artists Patsy Dew and Theresa Harsma, along with MN Center for Book Arts teachers Sue Bjerke and Jana Pullman, are offering a series of book art classes.
Submitted by Sara Warzeha on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 3:29pm
The Northfield Arts Guild is thrilled to announce its upcoming production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr., an adaptation of the hit Disney movie with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Bring your magic carpet and fly away with all of your favorite characters from the film – Genie, Aladdin and Princess Jasmine. Audiences of all ages will be singing along with favorites “A Friend Like Me,” “A Whole New World” and “Arabian Nights.”
Submitted by Sara Warzeha on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 3:11pm
The Northfield Arts Guild Theater announces auditions for The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov and adapted to Jean-Claude Van Itallie.A wonderful translation of a modern classic, van Itallie’s version brings to life Anton Chekhov’s beloved tale. The Cherry Orchard takes place at the estate of Madame Ranevskaya, a place well known for its beautiful orchard. The play centers on the fate of this beautiful place 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."
Submitted by Joy Riggs on Mon, 01/06/2014 - 2:27pm
Eight neighborhood leaders of the Growing Up Healthy coalition received the Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for December. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth.
Growing Up Healthy coordinator Leah Eby said the eight leaders – Vicky Agapito, Stephanie Calderon, Dannia Chavez, Lucy Gonzalez, Maribel Gomez, Taide Rodriguez, Clara Rojas and Lucy Velazquez – have planned and led successful projects and activities that have improved community connectedness, including mother-child craft activities, the twice-monthly cooking club, and the popular Tuesdays in the Park summer program, when families gather at the playground behind Greenvale Park Elementary School to socialize.
“We get to do different activities that we wouldn’t otherwise do, and we come up with new ideas,” said Agapito.
Arcadia Charter School Presents the 10th AnniversaryArts for Martin: Gathering Community, Creating Art Celebrating Martin Luther KingSubmitted by Bob Gregory-Bjo... on Mon, 01/06/2014 - 8:48am
Join Northfield’s performing artists- from all disciplines, all ages and all levels, novice to professional- for our tenth annual evening of reflection on the life and work of Martin Luther King.
The arts are the evening’s unifying factor in this event. Music, dance, spoken word, poetry and visual art meld together into a performance that thoughtfully and intentionally speaks to the legacy Dr. King left us.
Guest presenter is Cherif Keita, Professor of French and Francophone studies at Carleton College, speaking on “Nelson Mandela's Challenge to Me”, and linking Mandela’s work to that of Dr. King.
We invite you to join us for this meaningful celebration Friday, January 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Arcadia Charter School (formerly ARTech), 1719 Cannon Road (behind Perkins restaurant.) Admission is free. For further information call 663-8806, extension 212.
Submitted by aodonnell on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:25pm
Rehearsals for the Northfield Youth Choirs, including the evening Regional Choir, are cancelled on Monday, January 6th in conjunction with the school closings. Rehearsals will resume normally for Monday, January 13th. Email: email@example.com if you have any questions.
Submitted by Carey Tinkelenberg on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 1:13am
Join the Northfield Skating School for our FREE Community Skating Event this Suday, Jan 5th for National Skating Month! Skate for fun and enjoy performances of local skaters and twin cities guest performers. Skating trivia, tips from skating coaches, and more. Winter skating class registration materials available. Open skating begins at 9:00am, exhibition at 10:15am. Northfield Ice Arena, 1280 Bollenbacher Drive. Come one, come all!
Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, to Present First Carleton Convocation of 2014Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 3:09pm
Sister Simone Campbell will present Carleton College’s first convocation of 2014 on Friday, January 10 from 10:50 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Sister Campbell is a passionate advocate for working together to close the gap between rich and poor and to dismantle policies rooted in racism, greed and violence. Her presentation is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
Sister Campbell is a religious leader, attorney, and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. She currently serves as an executive director of NETWORK, a national social justice lobbying organization, which has for 40 years sought to educate, organize and lobby for economic and social transformation as part of a global movement for peace and justice.
Writer, professor and environmentalist Paul Bogard presents "The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light"Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 3:02pm
Writer, professor and environmentalist Paul Bogard, Class of 1989, will speak about his book "The End of Night: Searching For Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light" on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. in Boliou Hall Room 104. Bogard blends personal narrative, natural history, science, and history to shed light on the importance of darkness—what we've lost, what we still have, and what we might regain—and the simple ways we can reduce the brightness of our nights tonight. A promotional video for the book can be viewed here. This event is free and open to public.
"The End of Night" (Little, Brown & Company, 2013) takes a deeply panoramic tour of the night, from its brightest spots to the darkest skies we have left. A starry night is one of nature's most magical wonders. Yet in our artificially lit world, three-quarters of Americans' eyes never switch to night vision and most of us no longer experience true darkness. In the book, Bogard restores our awareness of the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky and how it has influenced the human experience across everything from science to art.
Submitted by katy hargis on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 11:45am
HealthFinders Collaborative is looking for YOU to join our volunteer team in the New Year! We are currently seeking healthcare providers (Nurse Practioners, Physicians, PA's), Interpreters (Spanish and Somali), Nurses and Medical Assistants. You don't have medical skills? We still need you! Be a receptionist, assist with childcare at our clinics or help in the office. Are your creative juices aching to get used in the New Year? Volunteer for planning and development of HealthFinders annual Spring Gala! For more information, and to learn more about these opportunities go to our website at HealthFindersmn.org/get involved or call Katy at 507-649-0613.
Start the New Year out right...Make a difference in your community! Join our volunteer team!
Submitted by Amy Acheson on Wed, 01/01/2014 - 1:33pm
On January 18, 2014, Meteorologist Paul Douglas will be the keynote speaker at the Northfield Area Climate Summit, a free community-led information and discussion forum for Northfield area residents, students, institutions, and business representatives. Find practical solutions to benefit our community through a Community Activity & Idea Fair on energy saving steps and resources for large and small local businesses. Breakout session topics include the science of climate change, business perspectives on climate and energy, and the impact of climate on local agriculture and more. The Summit will take place at Buntrock Commons, St. Olaf College and is open to the public from 8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. For the schedule of free events and registration, go to http://northfieldclimatesummit.org. Join in the conversation at facebook.com/northfieldclimatesummit and on Twitter using hashtag #nfldclimate.
Submitted by Zach Pruitt on Tue, 12/31/2013 - 11:16am
At their December 2013 board meeting, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Board approved grants to support six projects and activities designed to benefit Northfield youth, including five Service Learning projects designed by Northfield High School students. The projects are all funded through HCI’s Investing in Youth grant program.
Funded projects included:
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Mon, 12/30/2013 - 8:56pm
You are invitedYou are invited to joinYou are invited to join singers from around the Northfieldcommunity for our tenth evening of reflection on and celebration of the life of Martin Luther King, at Arcadia Charter School’s Arts for Martin, Friday, January 17th, 2014 at 7:00 PM.
You are invited to join singers from around the Northfield community for our tenth evening of reflection on and celebration of the life of Martin Luther King, at Arcadia Charter School’s Arts for Martin, Friday, January 17th, 2014 at 7:00 PM. This is an inspiring evening, featuring singers, dancers, instrumentalists and actors from throughout the community, middle school to professional level.