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Submitted by Leah Rich on Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:36pm
A community-spirited event to benefit Northfield-area nonprofits is right around the corner. Northfield Shares, the nonprofit that formed as a result of the merging of 5th Bridge and Northfield Area Foundation, will host the Defeat of Jesse James Days Run/Walk on Sunday, September 7. The 5K run/walk and 15K run are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. in downtown Northfield at the Northfield Armory (519 South Division Street). Proceeds from the event will be used to support the organization’s vital operating expenses. Online registration is now open at www.djjdrun.org. On-site registration will also be available on the day of the event.
Submitted by Teresa Tillson on Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:17pm
Schoolhouse Apirary will present bee watching (in an enclosed observation hive) at Riverwalk Market Fair on Saturday, August 30. Learn about bee habits and efforts to keep beehives healthy and robust against colony collapse disorder from Laura Heiman, beekeeper. Alexander's Ragtime Brass Band, featuring two trumpets, a French horn, a valve trombone and a tuba, plays music ranging from the Baroque period to modern jazz. This small reprise of the hugely popular Vintage Band Festival will be a brass band treat.
Riverwalk Market Fair takes place Saturdays, June through October in Northfield's Bridge Square, 9 am to 1 pm, rain or shine. Each Saturday features a different combination of organic and sustainably grown produce from local farmers, artisan foods, seasonal flowers and a juried selection of the region’s top art and fine crafts. (Riverwalk will be closed Saturday, September 6, for Defeat of Jesse James Days).
Submitted by Teresa Tillson on Fri, 08/22/2014 - 9:43am
Music at Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday, August 23, will be by Wake-Robin, the Northfield based duo of Brad Easterson on fiddle and Captain John Hanson on banjo and guitar. Wake-Robin's specialty is traditional instrumental folk music, especially Celtic and American Civil War songs. Banjo Helen Forsythe, previously scheduled for this Saturday, will perform at Riverwalk on September 27.
Riverwalk Market Fair takes place ever Saturdays, June through October, rain or shine, in Northfield's Bridge Square, 9 am to 1 pm. Each Saturday features a different combination of organic and sustainably grown produce from local farmers, artisan foods, seasonal flowers and a juried selection of the region’s top art and fine crafts.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Wed, 08/20/2014 - 7:42pm
The Jesse James Film Festival will come to an end on Thursday, August 21 with "The Assissination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" at 6:30 p.m. at the Weitz Center for Creativity.
Submitted by Teresa Tillson on Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:17am
Music at Riverwalk Market Fair on Saturay, August 16 will be provided by 13 year old Sam Ryden. Sam is already making a name for himself as a musical prodigy. His sophisticated musical sense and strong stage presence helped him reach the pre-teen division semifinals of the Minnesota State Fair Talent Contest in both 2012 and 2013.
New season local honey and locally grown tomatoes are are now available from Riverwalk farm vendors. Riverwalk Market Fair, an open-air artists and farmers market, is open 9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays, June thorugh October in downtown Northfield's Bridge Square.
Submitted by Teresa Tillson on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 5:43pm
Parker Ousley will play and sing folk, blues, and jazz at Riverwalk Market Fair on Saturday, August 9 from 9 am to 1 pm. Also featured will be welded steel garden structures by Jennifer Wolcott and kids activity on water quality by the Cannon River Watershed Partnership. Summer produce is plentiful, including tomatoes.
Submitted by Dan Bergeson on Fri, 08/01/2014 - 8:59am
Vintage Band Festival is presenting a one-day event on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. With musical styles ranging from Civil War to Old Time to Jazz and more, 12 diverse bands from around Minnesota will perform outdoor concerts on Northfield’s Bridge Square starting at 9 a.m. and going until 9 p.m.
The event will be held in conjunction with Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair in Bridge Square, where arts, crafts, and fresh foods are available. The event is free and open to the public, but donations to VBF are greatly appreciated. The next full four-day Vintage Band Festival will be held July 28-31, 2016, following a successful festival in August 2013.
Submitted by Teresa Tillson on Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:36pm
This Saturday, August 2, Riverwalk Market Fair features photographer Christopher Casper. Chris is staying close to home in Minnesota for his current photos. The Western landscapes Chris photographed in 2013 lend themselves to grand vistas. In Minnesota a photographer needs to look for intimate images, and finding intimate views takes familiarity. Some of Chris’s best photos are right outside his house – views of his driveway and the across the road in various seasons of the year.
Also at Riverwalk Market Fair this week are tomatoes and other fresh local produce and the area's best art and fine craft. The Vintage Band Festival one-day event starts at 9 am, so visit Riverwalk and listen to great brass band music all at the same time. Riverwalk Market Fair is 9 am to 1 pm, Saturday, August 2 in Northfield's Bridge Square.
Submitted by Teresa Tillson on Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:21pm
On Saturday, July 26 Riverwalk Market Fair welcomes Bobby Griffiths and Christine Bergland, a duet of two voices and one guitar. Their musical sets feature well-known Americana songs, some instrumental picking originals, lots of harmonies and pleasing arrangements. They play a wide array of ballads and livelier songs from Louis Armstrong to Pete Townshend, from Woody Guthrie to the Beatles. Bobby adores the Grateful Dead, and if Christine had her way the Indigo Girls would be a trio. Riverwalk Market Fair runs from 9 am to 1 pm Saturdays through October in Northfield's Bridge Square and features local produce and the area's best art and fine craft.
Submitted by Teresa Tillson on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 5:19pm
Look for an energetic and talented youth theater company performing scenes and music from a Midsummer Night’s Dream, turned wood vases and bowls by David Peterson, sweet and savory pastries from Martha’s Eats and Treats, seasonal local produce, and the area’s finest art and craft at Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday, July 12 from 9 am to 1 pm in Downtown Northfield’s Bridge Square.
The Saturday Riverwalk Market Fair welcomes Rochester’s Skyault Theater with scenes and music from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. Kids will be invited to participate in dancing and singing.
Submitted by Corrie Erickson on Wed, 07/09/2014 - 1:47am
"Salvage" is an art exhibition featuring recent oil paintings by local artist Corrie Erickson. The theme of the series is older American cars, exposed to the elements in rural areas. Local tattoo shop High Noon Ink, located at 306 Division in downtown Northfield, will be the hosting venue. No need to get a tattoo or piercing (though you're more than welcome to), just stop on in and enjoy some art and check out the tattoo shop voted 'Best Tattoo Shop in Southern MN' for 2013!
Salvage. Auto Art by Corrie Erickson
Saturday, July 12, 2014 @5pm
High Noon Ink, 306 Division St
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:51pm
Start your celebration of the 4th of July a little early! Books & Stars will feature The Music of Ft. Snelling. Enjoy a lovely evening on Bridge Square with music and a little history lesson to tell the story of music at Ft. Snelling from early territorial times through the 1940's. Booker, the book bus opens at 6:30 for library material check out. The show begins at 7 pm. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. The Northfield Historical Society had teamed up with the Northfield Public Library and Community Services Division of the Northfield Public School with the help of a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council!
In case of inclement weather, the show will move to Oddfellows Pavilion (on Forest Ave by Three Links Care Center) check here, www.booksandstars2014.blogspot.com or at the library 645-6606, Northfield Historical Society 645-9268
Submitted by Margit Johnson on Fri, 06/27/2014 - 9:48pm
The Friends and Foundation of the Northfield Public Library are pleased to have 52 new members since they began their New Membership Drive during National Library Week in April. Another 38 members before the end of July - 90 new members in 90 days! - and the Friends will be a bigger, better supporter of our public library.
Memberships begin at $10/year for students and seniors, $15 for individuals, $25 for families, $50 for businesses, and $120 ($10/month) for sustaining members. Members' dues and donations support the Summer Reading Program, Books and Stars park performances, eBooks, Booker the bookmobile, computers and iPads, and much more.
New members can sign up at the library, during the July Books and Stars performances (5 Wednesday evenings!) or online at http://www.northfieldpubliclibraryfriends.org. Friend us and join us today!
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Sat, 06/21/2014 - 11:51am
Northfield is famous as the city of “Cows, Colleges and Contentment,” but perhaps “Car-Buffs” should be added to tagline. Learn about Northfield’s surprisingly rich automotive history with the opening of “Northfield Wheels: An Automotive History,” an exhibit at the Northfield Historical Society Thursday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. As part of the ongoing Northfield History Month celebration, admission to the museum will be free for the exhibit opening. Museum patrons also will be able to take in car show (weather permitting) sponsored by the Sundowners Car Club along Division Street.
Northfield was quick to embrace the automobile. While Henry Ford was building his first car in the late 1890s, Fred Bates and the Fey brothers were crafting automobiles locally.
Submitted by Teresa Tillson on Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:13pm
Local seasonal produce at available at Riverwalk Market Fair this Saturday, June 21 includes fresh-picked salad greens, head lettuce, spinach, snap peas, rhubarb, radishes, kale, swiss chard, cilantro, and green onions, along with a variety of bedding plants, eggs, and flowers.