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Submitted by Cosette Schanilec on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 8:55am
In theater this weekend, the Paradise Center for the Arts has performances of The Last 5 Years and the Northfield Arts Guild Theater is hosting Paper Daddy. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm.
Also on Friday is a full lineup of great music. The Cannon River Winery is hosting Michael Loonan 5-8pm. Ellen Fullman is concluding her feature at the Flaten Art Museum with a performance at 7pm. Bonnie and the Clydes are playing the Tavern Lounge 8-11:30pm and the Rueb is hosting a special Twin Cities Showcase featuring Brianna Lane, Martin Devaney, and The Mad Ripple. Alluvion is playing the Cow 11pm-1am.
Saturday's monthly AAUW program at 11:30am features Dr. Jane Nofer Poskanzer and is at the Northfield Golf Club. Cannon River Winery is hosting David Severson 1-4pm and later a relaxing (and sold out) Wine and Yoga event 6-8pm. The Healthfinders Collaborative 10th Anniversary Gala is happening at 6pm at the Vintage Ballroom in Faribault. Ole and Lena Joke Night is happening at the Grand this year 7-10pm. There will be a talk titled "Nightmarish Havoc - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" at 7pm in Tomson 280 at St. Olaf. Midnight Collision is playing the Tavern Lounge 8-11:30pm, and the Cow is hosting Brothers Burn Mountain 9-11pm.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 12:42pm
Thanks to a Minnesota Legacy Grant via the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council and with the support of the Friends & Foundation of the Library our 2012 performers will be especially varied and enjoyable. Books & Stars is free, family friendly outdoor summer performances featuring music and comedy for all ages. Booker, the Book Bus will be on hand again for you to check out and return Northfield Public Library materials.
See the attached poster for information. There is a new Books & Stars information blog with links to the performers websites and more information. http://booksandstars2012.blogspot.com/
Submitted by Zach Pruitt on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 7:55am
Up to 15 paid, full-time AmeriCorps positions will be available working with youth and families in the Northfield community for 2012-13.
Positions currently accepting applications:
- AmeriCorps VISTA with Growing Up Healthy
- AmeriCorps VISTA with the HealthFinders Collaborative
- Accelerate Northfield VISTA
- VISTA with Northfield TORCH (Tackling Obstacles and Raising College Hopes)
- Reading Corps Tutor — Greenvale Park Elementary School
- Reading Corps Tutor — Sibley Elementary School
- Math Enrichment Corps Tutor — Northfield Middle School (two positions!)
- Math Enrichment Corps Tutor — Greenvale Park Elementary School
- LINKing Youth & Families VISTA
- Promise Fellows — up to six positions at school and community sites
Submitted by Cosette Schanilec on Fri, 03/30/2012 - 11:49am
A Home and Garden Business Showcase is happening Saturday 9am-3pm at the Northfield Arena. The Cannon River Winery is hosting Michael Loonan 1-4pm, followed by Wine and Cheese Fondue Pairing 5-8pm. The Cow is hosting Jim Anthony 7-9pm, and Norwegian Cowboy is playing the Tavern Lounge 8-11:30pm. The Paradise Center for the Arts is hosting Swing into Spring, which begins at 7pm.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Tue, 03/27/2012 - 3:16pm
Tired of mowing? Let award-winning author Evelyn Hadden help you rethink your yard. Evelyn's talk showcases many beautiful no-mow yards as she discusses how to create and maintain landscapes with less or no lawn. Hadden presents an inspiring array of case studies---no-mow designs by everyday gardeners plus ideas from landscape professionals that you can adapt to your own yard. You'll see lively grass gardens, shady havens, elegant edibles, lawnless stroll gardens, low-care living carpets, and more.
She'll suggest easy places to begin shrinking your lawn, ways to combine plants based on their growth habits, large-scale landscape features using trees and shrubs, designs for lawnless play areas, and strategies for designing away work and letting nature do more of the work. You'll learn about alternative lawns that need less or no mowing, watering, and fertilizing.
Submitted by Leah Rich on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 4:11pm
Could you spare the time to answer four brief questions? Your input will help shape the future of Northfield’s business landscape as the Board of the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce and newly formed selection committee begin a search for a new executive director. Give us your thoughts by filling out the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N9B6SX6. If you’re curious, you can view the current job description on our website: http://northfieldchamber.com/Chamber%20ED%20job%20description.pdf.
Thank you for your time. We greatly appreciate your input and look forward to hearing what you have to say.
Submitted by Zach Pruitt on Sat, 03/24/2012 - 7:13am
A Northfield man who helped a group of teenagers from the Key build a canoe is the February 2012 recipient of the Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award. The award celebrates those groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth.
John Daniels spent nine months guiding the teenagers through the 200-hour process of building a cedar strip canoe, which will be used for a fundraiser. It was his fifth canoe project, but the first one involving youth.
Submitted by Cosette Schanilec on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 6:18pm
Friday night's music includes Occasional Jazz at the Contented Cow 5-7pm and Maud Hixson at Cannon River Winery 5-8pm. The Tavern Lounge is hosting Mike Pattison 8-11:30pm, and Mark Mraz is playing Froggy Bottoms.
The Average Janes are playing Cannon River Winery 2-5pm on Saturday, and the Annual Dinner and Auction for the Animals is happening at 4pm at the Northfield Eagles Club. Guitarist Rich Priener plays the Tavern Lounge 8-11:30pm, and The 8th St. Band is playing the Rueb at 9pm.
Cannon River Winery is hosting Daniel Switch on Sunday 1-4pm.
For more happenings pick up a copy of the Northfield Entertainment Guide, or check it out online. Have a great weekend!
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 3:56pm
Come to the Northfield Public Library to see Douglas Wood – New York Times Best-Selling Author and Musician!
Come to the Northfield Public Library to see Douglas Wood – New York Times Best-Selling Author and Musician!
Douglas Wood leads a life that is inspirational. He is a master of following his dreams. He has a story to tell and he is passionate about telling it. Whether he is writing books, composing music, guiding wilderness trips, speaking, or performing, his purpose is clear: to capture in words and music the meanings of the natural environment, to gently guide his audience into the hidden heart of the wilderness, and perhaps into their own hearts as well.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 3:57pm
The Northfield Historical Society is looking for guides to tell the story of the bank that was robbed by the James and Younger Gang. Called the Adult Posse, these guides help spread the word about the momentous events in Northfield on September 7, 1876.
Submitted by Amy Acheson on Mon, 03/19/2012 - 12:02pm
Jimmy Reagan, a prolific young Minnesota artist who faces the challenges of autism will be a guest artist at the Eclectic Goat on March 22 from 5-8 p.m. Eclectic Goat, which showcases the work of over fifty regional artists, has selected Reagan’s work to be on display throughout the end of the month and into mid-April.
Although Reagan’s language was lost at about the age of two due to the regressive on-set of his condition, the 18-year-old artist from Mendota Heights’ future shines bright today. His art has become a way for him to communicate, in great depth and intensity, his passion for life. “It’s opened doors,” said his mother Peg Schneeman Reagan, and “the viewer is transported into Jimmy's world, genuinely experiencing the world as he understands it. It is full of bold color, imagination, and beauty … a celebration of life.”
The talented artist has garnered some notable attention as of late. Reagan was recently selected as the featured artist for the 2012 University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital WineFest No. 17, benefiting children’s health research. His painting, "Cafe at Night," provides the inspiration for the two-day event. In addition, six of Jimmy's images are on magnums of wine from the William Gordon Winery in California. His art is also featured in collections adorning the walls of private and public residences, law offices, investment firms and physician clinics.
Dutch Masters, Impressionism, Cubism and Pop Art have inspired him. Renowned artists such as Rembrandt, van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso and Warhol fuel his imagination, yet Reagan’s artistic style speaks for itself – it’s both distinct and uniquely his own.
Submitted by Leah Rich on Fri, 03/16/2012 - 1:30pm
5th Bridge, the Northfield-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting habits of volunteerism and philanthropy, announced a request for proposals (RFP) process to gather ideas for a large-scale volunteer event to be held in the community later this year or early next year. Through the process, the group aims to collect ideas from partnering organizations interested in co-hosting an event that will engage between 250 and 2,000 volunteers in a locally based activity. The deadline for submission is April 30, 2012.
Checking out Northfield Public Library ebooks sounds great, but I can’t figure out how on earth to do it!Submitted by Debby Nitz on Wed, 03/14/2012 - 1:30pm
If you’ve ever said this, don’t worry. Help is on the way! A library assistant will be on hand from 1-3 PM on Saturday, March 24 and Saturday, March 31 to help guide you through the process of checking out and downloading free ebooks from Overdrive (the library’s online resource for ebooks) onto your computer or eReader. Consider bringing your eReader, laptop, Amazon username and password (if you use a Kindle) and your USB/power cord (if you use a Nook). No appointments are necessary. And if these dates don’t work for you just give us a call and we can schedule an appointment for you Monday through Thursday to have one-on-one assistance.
For more information call the library at 507-645-6606.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Mon, 03/12/2012 - 9:49pm
A large crowd filled the room at the NCRC to hear about and comment on the future of public libraries at the meeting sponsored by the Friends and Foundation of the Northfield Public Library and the League of Women Voters of Northfield/Cannon Falls. Jake Odland and Janos McGhie, two members of Minnesota Library Futures Initiative (http://sites.google.com/site/mnlfi2025/) spoke about the first phase of their work.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Thu, 03/08/2012 - 11:31am
Three Hvistendahls, David, Marion and Susan, will be honored at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Northfield Historical Society on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Carleton’s Great Hall. The annual meeting is free to all members of NHS. It will begin with a social hour from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., a short business meeting and then food and social time.
The Hvistendahls have been faithful workers in and supporters of NHS. Marion retired to Northfield in 1990 with her husband, Jake, following rich and varied college teaching careers. She volunteered in the Museum Store and brought local historical figure Ann North to life as part of her Women in History presentations. Marion has also teamed with Brad Ness to present Ole and Lena Night, an NHS benefit.