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Get involved! Help Your Community! Make an Impact! HeatlhFinders Collaborative is currently seeking volunteers. Your talents and skills are needed.Submitted by katy hargis on Mon, 12/30/2013 - 12:10pm
Join our great group of volunteers and become a valued member of the HealthFinders team making an impact. At HealthFinders, we believe that everyone in our community should have access to the health care they need and we are committed to providing health care that is accessible, and high quality. Our clinics are staffed by all volunteers and as we grow, so our need for volunteers grow. Help us, Help others!
Submitted by joel weisberg on Wed, 12/25/2013 - 10:04am
Mar 7 2014 7:00 pm
Mar 7 2014 9:00 pm
Carleton College's Goodsell Observatory will hold an open house Friday, March 7, from 7-9 PM if it is clear. View stars, nebulas, and planets through the telescopes. Dress warmly!
Open houses are held the first Friday of each month except July 4, 2014, with the schedule posted on the web at go.carleton.edu/observatory. The open house will be cancelled if it is cloudy.
The next open house after this one will be April 4, 8:30 PM.
Cindy Blaha, Kassandra Martin-Wells, and Joel Weisberg are Professors of Physics and Astronomy at Carleton College.
Submitted by Joan Ennis on Mon, 12/23/2013 - 4:00pm
Attention all sixth graders! Jumpstart your History Day project by coming to the second annual Northfield Public Library History Day Hullabaloo, on Saturday, January 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
History Day mentors, (volunteers from Carleton College, St. Olaf College, and the Northfield community) will meet individually with students and provide guidance with topics, research sources, and bibliographic information. Mentors and librarians will demonstrate library and other databases available for research. Librarians will also display primary and secondary resources.
Come for help with your project and enjoy the fun! Refreshments will be served. $5.00 gift certificates to downtown businesses will be raffled off during the morning. Students attending the Hullabaloo will receive extra credit toward their project. All sixth grade students and their parents are encouraged to attend.
Submitted by Joan Ennis on Mon, 12/23/2013 - 3:57pm
Start 2014 off healthy and attend a series of monthly nutrition seminars at the Northfield Public Library. Local nutritionist Noel Aldrich will discuss the following topics:
Thursday, January 9, 7:00 PM
Proactive Health Strategies
– To start right, you have to know your baseline
To improve your health, you need to know your starting point. This seminar will provide examples of basic blood test results used for evaluating current health and how to use nutrition strategies for health improvements in the New Year.
Submitted by Joan Ennis on Mon, 12/23/2013 - 3:51pm
The date has been finalized for Tuesday, January 21. Alison will talk at the Middle School in the morning, and speak at the library at 7:00 that evening.Come to the Northfield Public Library and meet New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer prize nominee , Alison McGhee on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Alison McGhee is a Minnesota author, and won the Minnesota Book Award for her first novel, Rainlight, in 1999. Since her very successful beginning, she has written other adult novels: Shadow Baby and Was it Beautiful and Falling Boy. After writing several of her adult novels, she began writing picture books, young adult novels, and children’s chapter books. She has garnered awards in several categories of her writing. In addition to her first Minnesota Book Award, she won the Great Lakes College Association National Fiction Award for Rainlight.
Submitted by Joan Ennis on Mon, 12/23/2013 - 3:48pm
Hot Reads for Cold Nights returns to the Northfield Public Library this winter. During the cold, snowy months of January and February, curl up and read some books and win prizes at the library! Join the library Hot Reads program starting Monday, January 6, and read for prizes until Friday, February 28.
After reading a book, each patron will fill out a slip with their name and phone number and a few lines describing the book. The name and phone number section of the paper will be cut off and put in a fishbowl. The comment section of each slip will be posted on the bulletin board downstairs, near the new books. Patrons will be able to browse each other comments for ideas of new books. From the names in the fishbowl, three winners will be drawn each week. Each winner will receive a $5.00 gift certificate to a downtown business. Once again, patrons who use the Northfield Senior Center will be able to sign up and drop their book slips at the Senior Center. The completed slips will be posted at the library, and the participants will be included in the weekly drawings.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Sat, 12/21/2013 - 7:53pm
All are welcome to attend NCO's Annual Meeting at the Cow on Wednesday, January 22, at 7:00 p.m. In addition to electing new board members, we will hear about the strategic plan for Northfield.org's future. Laptops and board members will be on hand to help folks through the process of submitting content to the website. AND, QuizMistress Jessical Peterson White will be on hand to challenge our minds! Should be fun!
Submitted by Carey Tinkelenberg on Thu, 12/19/2013 - 11:46pm
Register now for winter classes with the Northfield Skating School, offered in partnership with Northfield Public Schools Community Services Division. We offer skating classes for all abilities and skating goals, including beginners through advanced skaters, adults, and our NEW hockey skating classes co-designed by U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey. We are a U.S. Figure Skating model program and encourage participation, enjoyment, and achievement in skating by fostering a positive and challenging learning environment.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Thu, 12/19/2013 - 11:54am
Born in Mankato in 1892 Maud Hart Lovelace wrote many books about growing up at the turn of the last century. As a young girl, she kept diaries and scrapbooks that later helped her to write the Betsy-Tacy books for which she is best known. Maud also wrote several historical novels, including Early Candlelight, about life at Fort Snelling, and Gentlemen from England, which she wrote with her husband, Delos Lovelace. The very knowlegable Minnesota History Center’s History Player will tell her story using props and artifacts. The costumed History Players will engage children & families with memorable life stories during an enjoyable 45-minute interactive program. Items from the Northfield Historical Society will bring a local touch to the time periods!
Saturday, Dec. 21 at 11 am.
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Submitted by Rob Hardy on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:30pm
The City of Northfield is seeking applicants to fill volunteer positions on City advisory boards, commissions and committees.
At the end of December, the terms of several members of the City’s boards, commissions and committees will expire. There will be openings for members on the Arts & Culture Commission, Charter Commission, Environmental Quality Commission, Heritage Preservation Commission, Housing & Redevelopment Authority, Human Rights Commission, Park and Recreation Advisory Board, and the Rental Housing/Building Code Board of Appeals. For additional information on each of these groups, including additional requirements for the Charter Commission, please visit the City’s website at: www.ci.northfield.mn.us or contact the City Clerk as noted below.
Submitted by susanpokorney on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:16pm
Reginaldo (Regi) Haslett-Marroquin, originally from Guatemala, works in economic development and is the chief operating officer for the Main Street Project, which is about building a resilient food system to revitalize rural communities.
Do you have a Y personal story?
I had known about the Y for a long time, but I never thought of it as a place you go. As a kid I attended a Y camp. The volunteers probably came from Guatemala City; we lived in the northern rainforest, but the experience stuck. The Y in Guatemala was founded in the mid-sixties before the civil war started; I was not born yet. We did not have a Y anywhere except the capital city. As I think about it, their idea was probably to bring some sort of experience that would make kids feel like kids in the middle of the war. We all gathered at a soccer field. We talked first, they asked questions, some kids cried, but I don’t remember why. We played games; that was something I had never done with children — play, touch, laugh — all those things that children do. We were always careful. The daily drill was that you never knew who was around and their intentions; this was a serious rule. Being with the Y folks somehow made everything feel okay, safe, welcoming, probably the reason those memories have stuck so strongly with me up to now.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Tue, 12/17/2013 - 10:06am
Civil War student Jim Stark will present the fifth talk in a series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War on Thursday, December 19, at 6:00 p.m. at the Northfield Historical Society, 408 Division Street.
The focus will be the aftermath of Gettysburg and Vicksburg when the south was reeling from the twin defeats. Mr. Stark will cover the fall of Port Hudson, which turned control of the Mississippi down to the Gulf of Mexico to the north. Also included will be the heroics of the 54th Massachusetts at Fort Wagner, the New York draft riots, guerilla activity in Kansas and Missouri and other conflicts. He will examine the Gettysburg Address.
The program is free and open to the public.
Submitted by Zach Pruitt on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 5:08pm
The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative is currently accepting applications for a part-time HCI Coordinator position.
The coordinator will provide staffing to HCI-supported coalitions and committees, as well as strategic direction for HCI’s youth engagement initiatives.
The complete position description is attached to this post.
Application review will begin on January 3, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Sat, 12/14/2013 - 9:52am
Northfield Community Services has partnered with a number of Northfield organizations, businesses and community members to offer classes in outdoor adventure! Classes for both the novice and experienced adventurer are available and range from one day classes to year round opportunities. Take a sneak peek below or for more specific information, click on the appropriate link below. Registration opens December 20th.
Adventure Mania mixes learning and reading about an outdoor adventure with the exhilaration of engaging in the activity. After an hour in the books, we will take the adventure off the page and into real life experiences…
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 11:14am
The Counterfactuals, a rock band comprised of three Carleton College professors and a professor hailing from nearby St. Olaf College, have released their highly anticipated debut album. Entitled "Minimally Decent People," a digital version of the album is now available for download here. A CD and vinyl LP version are also available for pre-order.
Popular with Northfield and Twin Cities audiences alike, The Counterfactuals include Carleton College assistant professors of philosophy Daniel Groll and Jason Decker and assistant professor of music Andy Flory. Mike Fuerstein, an assistant professor of philosophy from St. Olaf College, rounds out the quartet. The Counterfactuals play an addictive brand of indie jangle-pop, with a signature blend of golden hooks, twangy Americana, and a little bit of grit. The band will host a Northfield CD/album release show on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at J. Grundy's Rueb-N-Stein's Upstairs Rueb.