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Submitted by Kathy Ness on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 9:46am
The Defeat of Jesse James Days Committee is pleased to announce that the 2013 Joseph Lee Heywood Distinguished Service Award Recipient is Emily Schmitz.
Emily has been involved in many volunteer efforts in our Northfield ranging from St Dominic Church, the Northfield Hospital Board, the League of Women voters, and many programs at the Community Action Center. At the CAC Emily has one special program that is dear to her heart and has dedicated many years to, the Christmas Sharing Program. Serving as ambassador for the CAC, she has raised thousands of dollars for the remarkable holiday gift program.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 9:39am
• First National Bank
Thursday night Sept. 5th is unlimited ride night with a wrist-band! Grab your townie friends and head to one of these locations.
Advance sales for Thursday night wrist band night are available at select local businesses.
• First National Bank
• Community Resource Bank
• Premier Bank
• Econo Foods
• Cub Foods
• Rocky Top
Submitted by Rob Schanilec on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 9:37am
We're putting together our 6th Annual Visual Arts issue as I write this. So don't put it off – send info on your art (short bio, a few samples, preferred medium, influences, where to get more info, strange and amusing notes). We want to expose you in the next Guide! Send by Sept. 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 507/663-7937 if you need more info.
Submitted by Scott Richardson on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 2:19pm
Northfield Hospital & Clinics Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is offering training this fall to prepare students for emergency medical responder (EMR) or emergency medical technician (EMT) certification.
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 17, the class will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings and alternate Saturday afternoons throughout the fall at EMS base headquarters at 1600 Riverview Drive. The classes are designed to maximize your time and energy to position you for certification.
Submitted by Mary Warner on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 2:13pm
The Northfield Arts Guild is kicking off its fabulous fall classes and workshop, introducing over 30 new classes and eight new teachers. We offer classes for all ages, novice to professional, taught by certified art educators and professional artists.
Adult oriented classes include creative writing, tap and ballroom dance, water color, fused glass, felting, precious metal clay jewelry, and ceramics. One extraordinary partnership is with the Minnesota Center for the Books Arts who will offer six workshops in making paper, boxes, and books.
Pre K – 12 oriented classes begin with Music Together, and continue with our fantastic KidsArts, dance, clay, painting, and drawing offerings.
Submitted by Joan Ennis on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 11:43am
Rosanne Bane has been teaching writers at the Loft Literary Center for almost twenty years. In that time, she has refined her methods, built upon solid brain science, and recently distilled it all in her book Around the Writer’s Block: Using Brain Science to Solve Writer’s Resistance.
Her methods have helped all kinds of creative people, whether it’s creative writing, someone working on a new painting or writing a market plan. She will be offering two 2 hour workshops using her book on Friday, September 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Northfield Public Library.
Author Mark Lee Gardner to Discuss new book: Shot All To Hell: The Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest EscapeSubmitted by Jane B McWilliams on Mon, 09/02/2013 - 6:53pm
Northfield Historical Society Executive Director Hayes Scriven announces that just in time for the 2013 Defeat of Jesse James Days, author Mark Lee Gardner will highlight some of the new findings about the Northfield raid in his recently released book Shot All to Hell: The Northfield Raid, and the Wild West’s Greatest Escape.
Soon after the book’s release in July, in her review in the New York Journal of Books, Doris Meredith says:
“Mr. Gardner's meticulously researched history of the Northfield raid and its bloody aftermath is told in the kind of compelling narrative that all historians should emulate. Not a word more than necessary is used to draw a clear and detailed picture of not only the eight members of the James-Younger gang, but of those whose lives were touched, or in some cases, ended by the outlaws.”
Submitted by Bonnie Jean Flom on Sat, 08/31/2013 - 8:39pm
Interested in learning about the options available to you under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? Want more information about the Health Insurance Marketplace? The League of Women Voters of Northfield and Cannon Falls is pleased to announce a public forum addressing the ACA on Tuesday, September 17th at 7 pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield.
Summer Vegetables, Fresh Flowers, Dance for Kids and Music by Alexander’s Ragtime Brass at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market FairSubmitted by Teresa Tillson on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 12:48pm
Fresh summer vegetables and flowers, music by Alexander’s Ragtime Brass Band, and dance for kids are just part of the fun this Saturday, August 31 at Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair.
Seasonal Produce From Local Farmers, Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Craft
Most summer produce is currently available. Expect to find fresh flowers, kale, zucchini, summer squash, carrots, onions, broccoli, potatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, hot peppers, bell peppers, cabbage, melons, tomatoes, and eggs grown by local farmers. Artisan foods include a variety of fresh-baked breads, pastries, tarts and quiches from Ruthie’s Kitchen, Martha’s Eats and Treats, Crack of Dawn Artisan Breads, and Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina. Maria’s Taco Hut serves freshly made and wholesome Mexican food.
Watercolors, photographs, handcrafted leather goods, ceramics, glass art, hand crafted accessories, and jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale. (For a complete list of the vendors scheduled for this Saturday visit www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org.)
Submitted by Amy Acheson on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 11:45am
The Bridge Chamber Music Festival concludes its musical series with a concert at Carleton Concert Hall this evening, Tuesday, August 27, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. Featured guests are Susanna Perry Gilmore, Concertmaster of the Memphis Symphony, Sabina Thatcher, Principal Viola Emeritus of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Anthony Ross, Principal Cellist of the Minnesota Orchestra. Accompanying tonight’s special guests at the highly-anticipated performance are Violinist Francesca Anderegg, Violist Charles Gray and Cellist David Carter, music faculty at St. Olaf College, along with Pianist Nicola Melville, music faculty at Carleton College.
“It's a privilege and a joy to work with such fine musicians,” said Artistic Director David Carter, speaking of his colleagues and special musical guests, all of whom are currently or have been first chair players in major orchestras and are well-known nationally.
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 6:50am
The Northfield School Board held is regular meeting on Monday, August 26, 3013, at 7:00 pm in the high school media center. A packet for the meeting, including an agenda, can be found here. The highlights of the meeting were as follows:
Submitted by Amy Acheson on Sun, 08/25/2013 - 1:59pm
The Bridge Chamber Music Festival's jazz series continues on Monday August 26, with a performance by the Twin Cities - based band “Snowblind.” This concert will be held at 7:30 pm in the Northfield Middle School Auditorium. Snowblind will also feature Northfield’s own David Hagedorn on vibes.
“For this particular concert, we will be performing the music of acclaimed bassist Dave Holland who leads his own quintet, sextet, octet, and big band,” said Reid Kennedy, Snowblind’s drummer. "Holland performed with Miles Davis, Kenny Wheeler, Chick Corea, and countless other jazz greats,” he added. “His groups often include vibraphone, which is why we wasted no time in contacting Dave Hagedorn to join us in this project. He has a strong understanding of Holland's music, and it gives us a rare opportunity to perform with a chordal instrument,” said Kennedy.
The group Snowblind, part of the Twin Cities jazz community, has been together for over seven years. Reid Kennedy said they know David Hagedorn through his work at St. Olaf and as a mainstay in the jazz scene in the Cities. “He was a guest soloist with the U of M Jazz Ensemble when some of us were in school, and we've been in touch ever since. We have also performed with him in other bands including Pete Whitman's X-tet,” Kennedy commented.
“We’re able to witness some history in jazz as it progressed from its classical roots into the second half of the 20th century,” Artistic Director David Carter added, speaking of the Festival’s two jazz concerts: the first featuring Laura Caviani, who played classical jazz renditions from the 20s and 30s, and next on tap Snowblind, performing fluid, free form group improvisations, by Dave Holland, the English-born progressive jazz composer.
Submitted by Amy Acheson on Sat, 08/24/2013 - 8:50am
Sunday, August 25th brings the Young Artist Recital, featuring performers from the area in chamber and solo settings. This concert will be held at 2 p.m. in Studio A of Skifter Hall on the St. Olaf campus. Admission is free.
"Serving the musicians and music-lovers of the future has been an important goal of the Bridge Chamber Music Festival since its inception. We feel that gaining experience in music helps young people in developing fine motor coordination, patience and perseverance, and self-confidence,” said the Bridge Chamber Music Festival's Artistic Director David Carter. “The Festival provides young musicians with performance opportunities, with the assistance of funding through Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council.”
“The beauty of this concert is seeing so many different ages and so many people involved in music at an actually quite advanced level and to have them all enjoy being there together. They appreciate music, and we’re thankful for those involved,” said Charles Gray, Professor of Music (Viola) at St. Olaf College. “Most of the families represented are deeply committed to advancing the fine arts in Northfield,” added Gray.
Submitted by Sara Warzeha on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 1:48pm
The Northfield Arts Guild Theater is thrilled to include the fundraiser, VAUDEVESQUE, in this year’s DJJD events. An old-fashioned variety show fundraiser where you can sing, dance and stomp your feet to over 15 all-star acts of spectacular of strength, skill and silliness. It'll be rip roarin' fun - a little bit naughty, and a whole bunch of nice! VAUDEVESQUE performers include Shari Setchell, Steve Lawler, Tania Larson Legvold, Michelle Drenth, Ann and Brendon Etter, Randall Ferguson, Kate Southwick and Mary Hahn.
VAUDEVESQUE will perform at the Arts Guild Theater, 411 W 3rd St, September 5-7 at 7pm with an additional show on Saturday, September 7 at 4pm. All tickets are $10 and are available at the Arts Guild office, online at www.northfieldartsguild.org , by phone at (507) 645-8877 or at the event. VAUDEVESQUE is being sponsored by Hvistendahl, Moersch, Dorsey and Hahn, P.A.
Submitted by Amy Acheson on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 12:01pm
The Bridge Chamber Music Festival has been turning up the heat in the classical music scene this week, but new this season are some cool jazz performances to add to the musical soirée, the first of which is Friday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m. Pianist Laura Caviani will be performing at Carleton College’s Concert Hall, and on Monday, August 26th, the group Snowblind will chill things out to complete the jazz series as part of the week-long music festival.
“We're very excited to bring two jazz programs to our audiences this year,” said Artistic Director David Carter. “Laura Caviani is a wonderful jazz player, with a classical background to bring both worlds together in a unique way,” said Carter.
Bridging the gap between the two genres, Caviani has created a repertoire called “From Bach to Bop” that explores the artful musical compositions of jazz arrangements stemming from classical pieces. Caviani will be joined by David Hagedorn, vibes; Chris Bates, bass; and Phil Hey on drums.