Events

Events in and around Northfield

Northfield Reads' Next Event: Film "Waging a Living"

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Northfield Reads continues to have a successful year.  Fourteen people gathered at Content Bookstore to discuss $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, this year’s selection.  The participants shared concerns, thoughts, and ideas of ways to make changes in our country.

The next event will be the showing of the movie ‘Waging a Living’.  This is a film that puts a human face on modern economic realities, showing how people can be working hard and still be poor in this country.  ‘Waging a Living’ will be shown on Tuesday, March 29, 7:00-9:00 pm, at St. Olaf College, Dittman Hall, Room 305.  Discussion will follow the film.  The event is free and everyone is invited and welcome.


Northfield Earth Day Celebration

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 Northfield’s 7th PerennialEarth Day Celebration-“A Healthy Earth for the Health of All!”  on Saturday April 23rd

Free Skill Sharing Earth Day Workshops/ Exhibitors/Potluck and Free Soup Supper

All Free Skill Sharing Workshops Timesare from 10:00am- 4:00pm. Where to meet is indicated on our website- all workshops filled on a first come first serve basis. If there are questions about the day: northfieldearthday@gmail.com  or questions about workshops see the email after each description.


Say hello to summer! Summer camp opportunities at the Y

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Registration is now open for your kids' BEST SUMMER EVER! With many day camp options from which to choose, from 1/2 day wee camp to full-day Y Navigator camp, there are options for kids ages 3-14. There are plenty of new and exciting camp themes, field trips, a new Camp Readers program, awesome new teen camp options, and more to keep your kids active and healthy all summer long. Register for one week or all summer long, with the option to attend 3, 4, or 5 days a week (for Y Navigator, all-day camp program). Sign up for Y Navigator camp before April 15 and save up to $120! For more information, or to register online, visit www.ymcanorthfield.org or call 507.645.0088, and say HELLO to summer!


Carleton Knights Softball - Free 2-hr Softball Clinic This Sunday, March 6th!

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Come and join Carleton College's Head Softball Coach Amy Erickson and The Knights Softball Team for a FREE 2-hour fastpitch softball clinic on Sunday, March 6th, from Noon-2:00 pm. at the Carleton Rec Center Field House, off Highway 19.

This is a GREAT opportunity to learn from college coaches and athletes! Improve and Sharpen your softball skills, just in time for the beginning of the fastpitch softball season!

Clinic is open to players of ALL AGES, grades K-12.

See attached flyer for more details.


Y Offering Personal Nutrition Training

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Northfield Area Family YMCA introduces Personal Nutrition Training

Eating well has its rewards.  Fueling your body properly helps you feel better, improve performance and productivity, resist chronic disease, boost energy, build immunity, age well and control your weight.  Northfield Area Family YMCA now offers Personal Nutrition Training with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.  The RDN works with people individually to develop food-related strategies that help them achieve their wellness goals and live healthier lives.  The training sessions are held at the Y and are available to members and non-members.   

If you are curious or have questions, visit Curwin during her "Quickbites" where she is available at the Y free.  Contact the Y for her ongoing Free Quickbites schedule. 


Poetry Night @ Content Bookstore: Arcadia and TORCH students

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You are invited to Poetry Night at Content Bookstore on Thursday, March 3, featuring the winners of the Arcadia Charter School Poetry Out Loud Competition and the TORCH Poetry Slam. The event starts at 7pm at Content Bookstore (314 Division St. S). This will be the sixth in a series of monthly poetry readings at Content. 

Arcadia students Bella Callery and Anna Kochever will recite the poems they're getting ready to recite at the Poetry Out Loud state semi-finals in Minneapolis on March 8 and 9. TORCH students Alondra Perez and Chris Lazaro will perform their winning poems from the TORCH Poetry Slam. 
 
After the performances by the featured students, members of the audience are invited to share a poem of their own at the open mic. Other student poets are especially encouraged to share a poem. 


Northfield Reads 2016

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Northfield Reads is excited to announce its program for 2016.  Everyone is invited to read $2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer, and join in various events to help us understand its message.

Northfield Reads aspires to engaging the community in lively discussions to assist us in understanding the diversity among.  This year, the focus is on the working poor and those living in poverty. $2 a Day chronicles the stories of several families who are living in this extreme poverty in a way that is engaging, informative, and inspiring.  At the same time, it weaves through these stories information about the complex social, political, and economic factors that underlie this situation.

The number of Americans who are struggling to survive on just $2 a day (about the cost of a gallon of gas and less than a latte) has more than doubled in the last twenty years, placing 1.5 million households and 3 million children in this extreme economic situation.  This is about one of every 25 families with children, a startling statistic. 

Here in Northfield we do not have statistics based on the concept of $2/day.  The statistics that we do have indicate that low income households are increasing, with 15% of Northfield living in poverty. 


Omelet Breakfast Sunday, Feb 21st, 8:30-12:30 (Support Local Deployed Military, Veterans and their Families). Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Fundraiser

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Northfield Beyond the Yellow Ribbon “Omelet Breakfast” set for Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Northfield Eagles Club

Northfield Beyond the Yellow Ribbon (BTYR) is hosting its inaugural omelet breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Northfield Eagles Club.

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2016 Riverwalk Market Fair Vendor Applications now Available!

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Have you ever thought about applying to be a vendor at Northfield's award-winning, juried artists' and farmers' market, Riverwalk Market Fair?

Our 2016 season will be starting again on Saturday, June 4, running every Saturday (except DJJD September 10) through October 22, at beautiful Bridge Square on the Cannon River in Historic Downtown Northfield.

2016 Guidelines, Rules, and Applications are now available at http://riverwalkmarketfair.org under the Be A Vendor tab.

More questions?  Email manager@riverwalkmarketfair.org.


Spoon Carving Class at St. Olaf

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The St. Olaf Folk School presents a spoon carving class taught by artist Jim Sannerud. Learn to carve spoons in the Nordic tradition. The two-day workshop takes place Valentine's weekend, February 13–14, from 9am till 4pm in the Flaten Art Barn at St. Olaf College.

Registration is now open for anyone age 11 and over; no experience necessary. Tuition is $180, and enrollment is limited to ten students. Register online.


New WINGS Board Elected at Annual Meeting

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WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support) educates and expands the number of women in philanthropy, builds and strengthens community through pooled investments, and improves the lives of women and youth in the Northfield area through focused giving.

2016 WINGS Board (from left to right): Laura Riehle-Merrill, Leah Eby, Nancy Moe, Meleah Follen, Kathy Olson, Alice Carson, Diane Lyman, Nancy Carlson, Maelynn Rosas, Vicki Stevens, Jacqui Dorsey (Not pictured: Patsy Ophaug, Bonnie Jean Flom)


BikeNorthfield’s 3rd Annual ‘Soup & Cycles’ event

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The 3rd Annual Soup & Cycles event will take place Saturday, 6:00 p.m., pJanuary 30, 2016 at the Northfield UCC Church, 300 Union Street, Northfield, MN 55057 - please join us!  BikeNorthfield’s Soup & Cycles gathers bike group representatives, trail advocates, local officials and any interested community members – whether or not they ride a bike -- for soup, socializing, and strategizing related to bicycles. BikeNorthfield works with bike groups, local government, non-profits and schools to encourage bicycling, promote safety, and educate the community about the benefits of bikes for everyone as part of building an active, friendly, people-centered community.


Martin Luther King Celebration Monday Evening

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Members of the Northfield Human Rights Commission invite all to the Color of Unity, the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration, Monday, January 18, 2016, 7:00 pm. At Emmaus Church, 712 Lincoln Street N. This year's program will feature four performing groups, a talk on Black Lives Matter by a St. Olaf student, and the annual awarding of the Human Rights Award.  This year's recipient is Susan Sanderson, honoring her years of commitment to the youth of our community in numerous ways, including her work as head of the Middle School TORCH program.

There will be performances by Glory Singers, Northfield Dance Academy, Ann Gregory-Bjorklund, Northfield High School Performing Arts Students (Latino anf Friends Players.)


Movie Parking/Street Schedule

Filming has begun for the movie being shot in downtown Northfield. During the filming, there will be numerous parking restrictions downtown. Here's the latest schedule:

January 10 – 24, 2016 All parking restrictions will be signed 48 hours in advance. Watch for new signs throughout the two weeks. Check the Northfield Website for updated schedules. Call 507-645-4475 to speak to an officer and/or with questions.

Monday 1/11/2016 Film Location: 300 Block Division St. S. No Parking, Sunday (10th) 5:00 p.m. – Monday (11th) 6:00p.m., East side 300 block Division St. & South side 100 block 3rd St. E.

Tuesday 1/12/2016 Film Location: Archer House area No Parking Tuesday, (12th) 5:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., West and East sides of the 200 block Division St. Wednesday 1/13/2016 to Friday 1/15/2016 Film Location: 500 Block 3 rd Street E. No Parking,


"The Color of Unity": A Community Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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"Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children".  This was a part of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous 'I Have a Dream' speech at the Lincoln Memorial in August, 1963.  The message continues to have great relevance for today when we are seeing that justice still is not being delivered fairly among all of those who live in this country.
 
The Northfield Human Rights Commission invites everyone to join us for the 22nd annual community celebration honoring the life and message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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