Events

Events in and around Northfield

CAC Summer Food Service Program is a Success!

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The first two weeks of the Summer Food Service Program (SPSF) have been a success! For the second year, the Community Action Center of Northfield has sponsored a Northfield site of this USDA program, which provides free lunches to kids 18 and younger on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays of each week. Lunches run from 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM at the Jefferson Square Townhomes Leasing Office, and kids can come anytime during that interval to receive a sandwich, milk, fruits, and vegetables. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer, and kids of any income and situation can eat lunch with no qualifications other than their ages. After a slow start, the program has nearly doubled in size, and we are hopeful for continued growth as the summer continues. If you are interested in attending and would like to find out more, you can contact the Northfield CAC at (507) 664-3550.


WINGS Awards More Than $73,000 to Area Agencies

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WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support) honored its 2015 grant recipients at a celebration last Tuesday at the Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity.

Over 125 people attended the event to hear about the work of the 27 organizations that received $73,868 in grants from WINGS. 2015 grant recipients can be viewed at http://www.wings-mn.org/current-grant-recipients.


World's Largest Swim Lesson

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Come and join Community Services for the third annual World's Largest Swim Lesson, Thursday, June 18th as we try and help to break a World Record for the largest world wide lesson held over a 24 hour period of time! 
 
If you'd like to take part in the swimming lesson, please plan on showing up at Old Memorial Pool between 9:30 - 9:45 am (801 Seventh St.

Raise the Roof Fundraiser

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Rice County Habitat for Humanity will hold its annual Raise the Roof fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 28 at the American Legion in Faribault. The fundraiser will include dinner, silent/live auction, dessert auction, program and music. This year there will also be a special remembrance of Bill Sartor.

Tickets are $25 and available by calling 507.744.2933. The community can also participate in the fundraiser by donating to the silent auction. Donations can be dropped off between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on June 19, 22 or 26, at First English Lutheran Church, 204 2nd St. NW, Faribault.

Raise the Roof will support Habitat's 2015 build season and partner families, the Weaver Family (Faribault) and the Morris Family (Dundas). Read more about the families or event at www.habitatricecounty.org


Y Kids Tri on July 11, 2015

Families with youth, ages 6-14, join us for the 6th Annual Y Kids Tri at Memorial Park, July 11. More information located at http://northfieldymca.org/healthy/events/y-kids-tri/


Youth choir to sing in Carnegie Hall

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Northfield Youth Choirs (NYC) has made it to Carnegie Hall.

Members of the Concert Choir will perform in the world’s most prestigious concert hall, Saturday, June 20, in New York City.

Forty-six Northfield choristers will join with choirs from around the country to sing in the National Children’s Festival Chorus with orchestra, under the direction of renowned conductor Emily Ellsworth. They will perform in the main hall, the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, the stage reserved for such musical luminaries as Isaac Stern, Billie Holiday and the famed New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

Elizabeth Shepley, Artistic Director for NYC, said this is an exciting opportunity for the singers both musically and culturally.


Northfield Arts Guild to host “Family Fun Days” throughout the summer

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Thanks to support from the Rotary Club of Northfield, the Northfield Arts Guild will host three “Family Fun Days” throughout the summer: Saturday, June 27 from 10 am-12 pm; Thursday, July 23 from 9 am-11 am; and Saturday, August 22 from 10 am 12 pm. The Family Fun Days are free and open to the public to come to the Arts Guild, explore the spaces, meet the NAG staff, and participate in different art-making projects and mini-classes!


PHOTOSET: Northfield Skateboard Park Groundbreaking

Here's Northfield.org's Flickr photoset from the groundbreaking of the Northfield Skateboard Park. The set includes 31 photos by Jane McWilliams and Rob Hardy. 


The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey – Memories from the Farm of My Youth

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Nationally syndicated agricultural columnist Alan Guebert and his daughter, Mary Grace Foxwell, will appear on Monday June 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Northfield Senior Center to read from their recently released book, The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey

Published by the University of Illinois Press, the book is a collection of personal memories written over the past two decades by Guebert as part of his weekly Farm and Food File column. Each column recalls and reflects on the people, food, and values he learned on the 720-acre, 100-cow “southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth” in the late 1960s.


Susan Hvistendahl Signs Her Book at Village on the Cannon

Volumes 2 and 3 of Susan Hvistendahl's trilogy of "Historic Happenings" books will be presented at the Village on the Cannon Community Room, along with a book signing, on Thursday, June 11, with a social time at 6:30 followed by the presentation of books on St. Olaf and Carleton happenings at 7 pm. The books are compilations of columns written for the Entertainment Guide since 2007. Refreshments will be provided by the Northfield Historical Society, which published the books in collaboration with the Guide. Special musical guest on the VOC piano will be Marc Reigel of Carleton's Night Crawlers, a rock group featured in the Carleton book.


Carleton College holds its 141st Commencement Ceremony Saturday, June 13; bestows honorary degree on The New Yorker's Peter Schjeldahl

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Carleton College will award the Bachelor of Arts degree to the 487 graduating members of the Class of 2015 on Saturday, June 13, in a ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the Bald Spot, the lawn west of Hulings Hall on the Carleton campus. A celebratory picnic on the Bald Spot will follow. In the event of severe weather, commencement will be held indoors at the Recreation Center. Seating is available to accommodate all guests, whether outdoors or indoors, and no tickets are required.

Following remarks by Carleton College President Steven Poskanzer, two seniors will address the graduating class, chosen by a panel of their peers. This year’s senior commencement speakers, both English majors, are Sam Braslow (Los Angeles) and Anna Donnella (St. Davids, Pa.)


E-Recycling on Saturday, June 6

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Carl Henry reminds people that you can bring your unwanted and appliances Saturday, June 6, from 10:a.m. to noon, to the First United Church of Christ parking lot, 300 Union Street, Northfield.  Old-fashioned CRT-based TVs (or monitors) will be accepted, but there is a $5.00 fee AND  a limit of two per household. Large sets – requiring two people to carry – will not be allowed.

The following items will be accepted for free:

Computers (desktops towers, laptops)

Small printers

Network equipment (models, routers)

Stereos

Radios

Phones

Cables

Thin monitors or Tvs

Other electronics

Dehumidifiers

Microwave ovens

Small air conditioners

Toasters

Small refrigerators

Other small appliances if they are largely metal

If the weather is terrible, the event will be cancelled.


Community Services Summer Recreation

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Have a splendid summer this year by enrolling in Community Services recreation programs.  Opportunities include parks and playground programs, a large variety of sport activities, aquatics for all ages and adventure outings.  Whether you are an adult, teen, youth or infant, there is something for you!  See the flyer below for further information.  If you'd like to register or to learn more about a specific program, click HERE to be directed to the Community Services classes and registration web page.  Please also find us by going to www.nfld.k12.mn.us and follow the Community Services Link.  To reach us by phone, call 507-664-3649

Palestine Film Series Begins June 9

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Bethel Lutheran Church Mission and Justice Committee and Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel announce an international film series focused on the conflict between the Israeli government and the Palestinians.  The films will be presented at 7:00 p.m. on three consecutive Tuesdays, beginning on June 9. They will be shown at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1321 North Avenue, Northfield and are free and open to the public. There will be time for a brief discussion following each film.


WINGS to Honor 2015 Grant Recipients

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Women in Northfield Giving Support (WINGS) will honor 27 area organizations that serve women and children at its annual grant celebration on Tuesday, June 16 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Weitz Center Commons, Weitz Center for Creativity,  Carleton College. The groups are recipients of $73,868 in grants to provide programming in four areas: basic needs, education, mental and physical health and entrepreneurship. 

The event is open to the public. There is a $10 per person suggested donation and it includes a light supper and a chance to hear about the work of the grant recipients.  Registration is required and can be done at the WINGS website:  http://www.wings-mn.org/2015-wings-grant-celebration.  Please register by June 5.  


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