Events in and around Northfield

MEA break is THURSDAY & FRIDAY! We will have LEGOS & DUPLOS creative time at the Library

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Since the kids are home from school on Thursday 10/20 and Friday 10/21 we have open creative times with our Lego & Duplos!  They will be out in the main floor meeting room from 10 am to 2 pm.  Come and play! 

Free! Northfield Public Library 210 Washington St. Northfield, MN 55057 

Many events at the Northfield Public Library this fall-

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September 29, Thursday, 7-8:30 PM

Finding Northfield's History in Nooks and Crannies

How to research and write local history.  A panel discussion with Earl Weinmann (and his students), Susan Hvistendahl and Bruce Colwell, all of whom have written about people and places in Northfield that have made our community what it is now.  Refreshments will be served. Q&A following the panelists' stories. In the library's Bunday Meeting Room

Thursday, October 6 at 7 pm  

Grief expert to speak Sept. 22 on “Grief in Community: Responding with Compassion”

Grief and Loss Support Group to meet weekly; plus, drop-in group begins

Individuals experiencing grief and loss have two options for support this fall: a support group that meets weekly, and a less formal drop-in group, both offered by Northfield Hospice.

As a prelude to the support group meetings, clinical counselor Naomi Mandsager Bartley will present “Grief in Community: Responding with Compassion” on Thursday, September 22, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Northfield Hospital in the Conference Center (lower level). This event, and support group meetings, are free and open to the public.

Bridge Chamber Music Festival, Aug. 21-27


The Bridge Chamber Music Festival, now in its 18th season, will present a vast repertoire of classical and jazz music by accomplished students and professional musicians in Northfield, MN August 21-27.

The first concert is the Young Artist Recital that features talented youth from southern Minnesota. Violist Cate Carson expressed her excitement to take part in the BCMF. “It gives me the chance to meet and hear other young local musicians,” said Carson who will be performing the Concerto in G Minor, by Max Bruch. Carson said it is a piece she’s wanted to play for a long time, and that’s she happy to now be performing it. “It is a piece with many different moods and lots of musical drama – it’s very virtuosic but has beautiful melodies in it as well,” Carson said.

Enso String Quartet out of New York is marked for the second day of the Festival. The Grammy-nominated quartet, founded at Yale University, has built their acclaim by achieving high awards at the Concert Artists Guild and Banff International Spring Quartet Competitions. 

An arts convergence, on Division Street

Five stunning women – created by acclaimed “Flower Bomber” artist David W. Cook and based on the characters of the Twin Cities hit musical “Lemonade for the Lawnboy”—have arrived in Northfield to celebrate the grand opening of ArtMakers,  a new arts group that develops, supports and features artists with disabilities.

ArtMakers debuts “Read Me a Story,” its first show in its new studio, on Saturday, August 13 at 10:30 am at the Hotspot, 801 Division Street. The one-hour performance combines stories, songs and puppets for a fun, interactive show for the kid in all of us.

Carnival Fun at Northfield Hospital

It’s Carnival time! The Long Term Care Center at Northfield Hospital & Clinics held its first-ever carnival for residents, staff, families and friends on July 26. Highlights included a petting zoo, pie-baking contest, carnival games and treats (mmm, cotton candy) and a dunk tank.

Director Gretchen Murr was the first to brave the dunk tank that sunny Tuesday. Residents and staff together dressed up at the photo booth, and played with baby animals. The ringleader who organized the Carnival is Tasha Patrick, Life Enrichment Assistant at the Long Term Care Center.  

Y Togetherhood Block Party, Aug 2nd - Night to Unite (everyone welcome)

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YMCA’s Togetherhood Block Party
August 2nd, 4-7p
Northfield Area Family YMCA
Get to know others in the community as we celebrate summer and strengthen our commitment for a safe community. There will be food, games and prizes. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and stay awhile.

All-Comers Track Meet


An All-Comers Track & Field Meet will take place Wednesday, July 13, at 6 p.m. at the Northfield Middle School track, located at 2200 Division St. South. This fun, family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Races for participants include various sprints, distance runs, build-your-own relay, and field event competitions. Top finishers are awarded ribbons.

All are welcome; no prior experience is necessary. Registration and field events begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by running events starting at 6:30 p.m. For more information follow Northfield Public Schools Community Services on Facebook or visit Community Services' website.

The track and field meet is made possible by local running advocates in collaboration with Northfield Community Services.


Organ Recital Series Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Six Recitals


Northfield Noontime Organ Recitals open their tenth season beginning at noon, Wednesday July 6, at the Northfield United Methodist Church, 1401 Maple Street.  Music by Dieterich Buxtehude and Denis Bedard (Duet Suite) will be performed by Richard F Collman, organ, and David K. Miller, piano.  They will perform on the 1993 Gabriel Kney tracker, 27 ranks and the Steinway piano.

On Wednesday July, 13, Rosalie Alcoser will perform music of Bach, Travis and Langlais. Alcoser is Director of Children and Youth Ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Red Wing.  This noon concert will be at Northfield First United Church of Christ, 300 Union St., and performed on the Johnson & Son Schlicher/Rutz, 3 manuals, 53 ranks.

Future concerts:

WINGS Awards More Than $70,000 to Area Agencies

WINGS Awards More Than $70,000 to Area Agencies

WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support) honored its 2016 grant recipients at a celebration last Thursday at the St. Olaf Sun Ballroom.

Over 100 people attended the event to hear about the work of the 27 organizations that received $70,400 in grants from WINGS. The group also presented a $10,000 Dare to Dream award to Growing Up Healthy, which will be used to create a Latino Childcare Providers Network that builds the capacity of Latino childcare providers and offers monthly trainings in Spanish. WINGS 2016 grant recipients can be viewed at

Parkinson’s Support Group meets June 22


The Northfield Parkinson’s Support Group meet on Wednesday, June 22 at Northfield Hospital. Guest speaker will be Maria Bohl, a physical therapist at the Center for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation in Northfield. She will discuss the benefits of exercise for individuals with Parkinson’s. Individuals will have a chance to participate in Music n' Motion and be trained in a simple home exercise program.


Northfield Parkinson’s Support Group

Wednesday, June 22

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Northfield Hospital, Conference Center (lower level)

2000 North Avenue


YMCA Co-Ed Drop in Volleyball



Each week teams will be formed from those who are in attendance and games are played.

Locker room facilities are available to Community Members.

Wednesdays, 5:30-7p » Northfield Y Gym Y Members: Free • Community Members: $3/week

For more information click here or contact the Y at 507-645-0088

At the Northfield Area Family YMCA, we’ve made it our mission
to build strong kids, strong families, and a strong community.



GOLF (ages 6-10) PEEWEE GOLF (ages 3-5)

This is an awesome opportunity for your child to participate in this life-long sport.

Kids will learn the basic skills of putting, chipping and driving.

Come join us outside this summer for some heart-healthy fun.

Ages 6-10: Mon-Fri, June 20-24; 10–10:45a or 7–7:45p 

Ages 3-5: Mon-Fri, June 20-24 9:15–9:45a or 6:15–6:45p

Twin Oaks Driving Range Y Members: Free • Community Members: $40

For further information and to register for programs click here.

Yoga on the Lawn . . . at Northfield Hospital


Celebrate the arrival of summer with a free yoga session on the beautiful grounds of Northfield Hospital.

Yoga on the Lawn

Saturday, June 18, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Northfield Hospital, 2000 North Ave.

To register: Sue Pokorney at 507-646-1534 or

Outdoor yoga is a breath of fresh air. Our instructor guides you through a series of poses with focus on breathing and relaxation. All experience levels are welcome.

This event is free, and open to the public. Registration is preferred; walk-ins are welcome if space allows. Please bring your own yoga mat if possible. Some mats will be available.

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