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Seasonal Vegetables, Fresh Flowers, Musicians Amy and Adams and Budding Farmers for Kids at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

Vegetable stamp art for kids will be hosted by Budding Farmers at Saturday's Riverwalk Market Fair.

Fresh summer vegetables and flowers, music by Amy and Adams, and vegetable stamp art for kids by Budding Farmers are just part of the fun on Saturday, September 14 at Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair. 

Seasonal Produce From Local Farmers, Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Craft

Produce is abundant at Riverwalk.  Expect to find fresh flowers, kale, carrots, onions, broccoli, potatoes, eggplant, green beans, hot peppers, bell peppers, cabbage, melons, tomatoes, winter squash, 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.)


Book by Eighth Graders Chronicles Northfield History

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Northfield Historical Society volunteer and middle school teacher, Earl Weinmann, reports that history is alive and well in southern Minnesota, so much so in fact that students in Northfield, Minn., are writing it. In a soon-to-be-released book, Our Story: A Guide to the History of Northfield, Minnesota , eighth graders at Northfield Middle School have engaged in an innovative research and writing project that had them searching back through Northfield’s history from the early geology of the area to the present day.   The 42 chapter and richly illustrated history is written in the style of a textbook and will be used in the local schools.   The book is a stunning example of how teens can learn and participate in scholarly endeavors while contributing to the historical landscape of the area.


Children's programs resume at the Public Library

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The on-going children’s programs resume the week of Sept. 9th.  All programs are free and open to all!

10 am Tuesdays Patty Cake Infant Lapsit-   Infant Lapsit is designed to encourage development of language and motor skills by incorporating books with simple songs, rhymes and fingerplays.For ages 6-18 months with parent or caregiver.

1 pm Tuesdays & 10 am Wednesdays Toddler Rhyme Times-  Two back-to-back programs that encourages the development of language and motor skills by integratingmovement, songs, books and rhymes for kids ages 18 months to 3 years with parent or caregiver.

10 am Thursdays Story Time for 4’s and 5’s    Stories and a craft for the “just about ready for school” crowd. For children who are ready to sit and listen to a picture book, sing songs and create a small art project.


There is something for everyone this weekend during the Defeat of Jesse James Days!

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Where else but Northfield could all this happen?

There truly is something for everyone this weekend.  From vintage baseball to trick horse mounted shooting to art fairs. Plus all the excitement of the eight Bank Raid re-enactments!

Hundreds of volunteers make it all possible and the whole town benefits from the thousands of people who come to Northfield for this unique event.

Visit the official DJJD website


Townie Night Special! Get Your Thursday Night Wrist Band

129756622.336.255Thursday 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


Northfield Arts Guild Classes Begin

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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.


Author Mark Lee Gardner to Discuss new book: Shot All To Hell: The Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape

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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.”


Summer Vegetables, Fresh Flowers, Dance for Kids and Music by Alexander’s Ragtime Brass at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

Summer vegetables are plentiful at Riverwalk Market Fair.

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.)


Summer Vegetables, Fresh Flowers, the Cannon River Watershed Partnership and Music by Barb Piper at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

Singer/songwriter Barb Piper will perform Saturday August 24 at Riverwalk Market Fair

Fresh summer vegetables and flowers, music by favorite Minnesota singer/songwriter Barb Piper, and rain barrel painting for kids hosted by the Cannon Valley Watershed Partnership are just part of the fun this Saturday, August 24 at Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair. 

Seasonal Produce From Local Farmers, Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Craft

Summer produce season is in full swing.  Expect to find fresh flowers, kale, zucchini, summer squash, carrots, onions, broccoli, potatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, hot peppers, bell peppers, cabbage, and eggs grown by local farmers.  Melons will be making their first appearance this week.  News on the tomato watch: both cherry tomatoes and slicing tomatoes are in season to get them while you can.  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, Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina, and Archibald Mills.  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.)


Civil War Exhibit Opens at Northfield Historical Society

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“If war comes, I’m going!” exclaimed Halvor Quie after reading Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. One-hundred-fifty years ago, young men from the Northfield area committed life and limb to a cause greater than themselves. The Civil War pitted Americans against each other in a war so brutal that the effects continue on to date – from our standing army and international rules of war to insidious regional stereotypes that continue to fester.


2013 Sidewalk Poetry Celebration

The Arts and Culture Commission of Northfield announces the 2013 Sidewalk  Poetry Celebration to begin at 7:00 p.m. on August 29, 2013. The event will bring poetry lovers and sidewalk poets together to hear the poems read aloud, to meet poets, and to hear music by Bonnie and the Clydes. Before or after the scheduled event, people can pick up walking tour maps of poems in the downtown area free of charge and see the poems set into the sidewalks.

In 2011, Northfield launched the annual Sidewalk Public Poetry Project. Since then, in two competitions, 27 poems by local poets who range in age from a fourth-grader through seniors have been selected to become a permanent part of the Northfield landscape. Each one of the winning poems, imprinted into the concrete of our city sidewalks is remarkable on its own; collectively, they offer a sense of the spirit of our community.

Full text of all poems (along with authors’ names) can be found at http://ci.northfield.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=630


Summer Vegetables, Fresh Flowers, and Open Air Painting at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

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Fresh summer vegetables and flowers, music from a local singer/songwriter, and Plein Air painting will be featured this Saturday, August 17 at Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair. 

Seasonal Produce From Local Farmers, Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Craft

Summer produce season is in full swing.  Expect to find fresh flowers, kale, zucchini, summer squash, carrots, onions, broccoli, potatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, hot peppers, bell peppers, cabbage, and eggs grown by local farmers.  News on the tomato watch: both cherry tomatoes and large slicing tomatoes are here, so enjoy them while you can.  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, Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina, and Archibald Mills.  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.)


Northfield Dog Days Art Howl

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This is a call out to artists of all ilks – dance, theater, visual, literary – join us for a drink at the Contented Cow for The Northfield Dog Days Art Howl – Friday, Aug. 23, 8pm. No agenda, no check-in, just like-minded souls sharing a libation and a toast to a summer that is so quickly slipping away – and there's plenty to talk art about! See you then, 


Vintage Band Festival 2013 Photos

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Northfield.org has an expanding set of photos from this year's Vintage Band Festival. The photoset can be found here on Northfield.org's Flickr page. If you have photos from the Vintage Band Festival you'd like to share, you can email them to us at pictures@northfield.org Photos submitted to this address will automatically be added to the Northfield.org phtostream on Flickr, and we'll add them to the Vintage Band Festival photoset. Include the title of the photo in the subject heading. You can also find photos and other interesting Northfield-related posts on our Facebook page. Like us!

If you want more photos and video of the band festival, check out the daily coverage on Northfield Patch. Click "Read more" for bonus videos from this year's festival.


Vintage Band Festival, Aug. 1-4

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The Vintage Band Festival is an exciting four-day international music event, celebrating the music and the instruments of past eras. Over 100 brass and wind band concerts will take place in Northfield and surrounding communities. Special events tied to the festival include: a historic instrument exhibit, vintage baseball game, cotillion ball, lunch, listen and learns, battle of the bands, massed concert, vaudeville show and special music during worship services at area churches. A complete festival schedule can be found here

Notable bands from around the US and abroad have come to perform. Several of the bands are dressed in 19th century clothing and some festival goers choose to do the same! Hear the distinct sounds of various cultures and musical traditions throughout the centuries. 

Festival events are presented free of charge, although VBF encourages donations to help with expenses. Printed programs are available at various locations throughout Northfield and cities in southern Minnesota. 

Vintage Band Festival's HQ are at 17 Bridge Square in Northfield (call 507.321-1250); Northfield CVB (call 507.645.5604)

Find the Vintage Band Festival on Facebook and also Twitter @vintagebandfest for up-to-date news. 


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