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Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:55am
Make an informed choice in the August 12th Primary Election: Come to the City Council Candidate Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters! All At Large and Ward One Candidates have been invited to participate in a Forum on Wednesday, July 30th, in Council Chambers at City Hall. It will begin at 6:00 pm with the candidates for the At Large position on the Council. Invited candidates are: Jon Dennison, Dale Gehring, Rhonda Pownell, and Nika Sharp. At 7:00 pm, the candidates for First Ward Councilor are invited to participate. Invited candidates are: Jeremy Bishop, Joe Gasior, and Suzie Nakasian.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:47pm
Here is your chance to get hand-on safety knowlege and experiences from safety professionals! It's a 4 day- long day camp at Bridgewater School. The details can be found here. It's $40 for the whole four days or $15 per/day and is for kids going into 3rd through 8th grades.
*safety on wheels!
*water, boating and ATV safety
*Drug resistance training!
You will play fun games, get a T-shirt, listen to stories read by Northfield & Rice County Safety Professionals and Booker the Book Bus will be there for you to check out/return library materials! Try out the new GAGA Pit!
All ending with a COMMUNITY SAFETY NIGHT!
Submitted by Teresa Tillson on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:19pm
Look for an energetic and talented youth theater company performing scenes and music from a Midsummer Night’s Dream, turned wood vases and bowls by David Peterson, sweet and savory pastries from Martha’s Eats and Treats, seasonal local produce, and the area’s finest art and craft at Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday, July 12 from 9 am to 1 pm in Downtown Northfield’s Bridge Square.
The Saturday Riverwalk Market Fair welcomes Rochester’s Skyault Theater with scenes and music from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. Kids will be invited to participate in dancing and singing.
Submitted by Corrie Erickson on Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:47am
"Salvage" is an art exhibition featuring recent oil paintings by local artist Corrie Erickson. The theme of the series is older American cars, exposed to the elements in rural areas. Local tattoo shop High Noon Ink, located at 306 Division in downtown Northfield, will be the hosting venue. No need to get a tattoo or piercing (though you're more than welcome to), just stop on in and enjoy some art and check out the tattoo shop voted 'Best Tattoo Shop in Southern MN' for 2013!
Salvage. Auto Art by Corrie Erickson
Saturday, July 12, 2014 @5pm
High Noon Ink, 306 Division St
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Mon, 06/30/2014 - 8:19pm
Northfield Historical Society Executive Director Hayes Scriven announces that on Friday, July 4, there will with two exciting events: a vintage baseball game followed by an evening fireworks display.
The 1860s-style baseball game gets under way when the Northfield Silver Stars take on the St. Croix Baseball Club at 1 p.m. in the field on Lincoln Street below St. Olaf College’s Old Main Hill. Fans should be prepared for a few different rules: no gloves allowed; the batter is out if the ball is caught on the first bounce; no balls or strikes are called by an umpire (although a batter can still strike out if he swings and misses three times); foul balls are not considered strikes; and base runners can be tagged out if they overrun first base.
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Thu, 06/26/2014 - 1:02pm
Carleton College’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) has rescheduled its annual Lighten Up! Garage Sale for Saturday, July 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 13 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the West Gym on the Carleton campus. The popular annual sale converts the unwanted year-end possessions of Carleton students into bargains for local residents and cash for local charities. The sale, which is typically held every year during Carleton’s reunion weekend, was postponed this year due to Cannon River flooding on the campus.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 2:29pm
Want to see amazing skills and intriguing magic? Then Whip cracking, bottle tossing, the 11-box balance, china plates on tiny bamboo sticks – in the hands of five volunteers, the endless pitcher of water, the vanishing elephant, 8 ball juggling, real western lariat spinnin’, and more! Come to Spring Creek Park -by the Jefferson Parkway Soccer Fields Wednesday, June 25th for an evening of entertainment for all ages!
Booker, the Book Bus opens at 6:30. The show begins at 7 pm. Books and Stars is made possible by a grant from SEMAC, The Friends and Foundation of the Library, Northfield School District Community Services Division, The Northfield Public Library and the Northfield Historical Society.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Sat, 06/21/2014 - 10:51am
Northfield is famous as the city of “Cows, Colleges and Contentment,” but perhaps “Car-Buffs” should be added to tagline. Learn about Northfield’s surprisingly rich automotive history with the opening of “Northfield Wheels: An Automotive History,” an exhibit at the Northfield Historical Society Thursday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. As part of the ongoing Northfield History Month celebration, admission to the museum will be free for the exhibit opening. Museum patrons also will be able to take in car show (weather permitting) sponsored by the Sundowners Car Club along Division Street.
Northfield was quick to embrace the automobile. While Henry Ford was building his first car in the late 1890s, Fred Bates and the Fey brothers were crafting automobiles locally.
Submitted by Mary Warner on Fri, 06/20/2014 - 2:53pm
Northfield Arts Guild and the Northfield Senior Center are teaming together this summer to offer a chance for kids and their grandparents to spend some fun time together. We’ve got several activities for you to choose from during the months of July and August.
The highlight of this program will be a bus trip to Circus Juventas on Saturday, August 9th. The following Wednesday, kids and grans can sit down together and make their own circus using found objects and construction paper.
You can paint a pot and plant a flower together or team up to build a birdhouse.
Take it easy and make a date to see a movie at the Northfield Senior Center while enjoying popcorn and lemonade.
Get out and get some fresh air during our photo scavenger hunt (I think that a photo of an ice cream cone is on the list!). The next day, you’ll use your photos to create a collaged book or wall hanging.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Wed, 06/18/2014 - 6:41am
Because of the flood, the location and time of the Sing-Along has changed. Marc Reigel, leader of Carleton’s Night Crawlers Band which toured the Midwest in the mid-60s, will return to lead an oldies rock and roll sing-along on Thursday, June 19, at Village on the Cannon, 301 W 7th Street. in Northfield, starting at 8:00 p.m.Joining Reigel on keyboard will be Night Crawlers lead singer Barry Gillespie, now a realtor in Owatonna, with Rob Lampe on guitar and Rae Rusnak on harmonica.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Mon, 06/16/2014 - 6:38pm
The next event in the Northfield History Month Celebration is a presentation by Carleton College Archivist Eric Hillemann of his book “A Beacon So Bright: The Life of Laurence McKinley Gould.” In addition to chronicling his life, Hillemann’s book tells the story of Gould’s work at Carleton College where he served from 1932-1962, including seventeen as president. Known as “Mr. Antarctica”, Gould was a polar explorer and geologist who, rather than becoming a politician, leading a major foundation or directing NASA, devoted himself to higher education, and to Carleton College, in particular.
Hillemann will speak at the Northfield Historical Society on Thursday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Other events in the Northfield History Month Celebration:
June 22: Free admission to the Northfield Historical Society museum
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Mon, 06/16/2014 - 10:46am
NOTE: Due to the impact of the Cannon River flooding over its banks, the Carleton College Lighten Up! Garage Sale has been postponed. The sale will take place at a later date this summer.
Carleton College’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) will host its annual Lighten Up! Garage Sale on Friday, June 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the West Gym on the Carleton campus. The popular annual sale converts the unwanted year-end possessions of Carleton students into bargains for local residents and cash for local charities. The sale is held every year during Carleton’s reunion weekend and the CCCE advises shoppers to shop early and often!
Submitted by Melissa Bernhard on Fri, 06/13/2014 - 4:28pm
Have you ever wanted to help break a world record? Now is your chance...right here in Northfield!!! Northfield Community Services has entered Northfield as a host community for the World's Largest Swim Lesson. Infomatin about the WLSL and more detailed information is below.
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:50pm
Bicycling is an American pastime. But for Minnesota cities, bicycling increasingly means economic development and community health! Across out state -Minnesota schools, businesses, and city governments are taking steps to make their communities more bike friendly - as a proven means of improving the overall health and vitality of their communities.
What can we do to make Northfield a safer and more pleasant place to bike?
This Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 8:30 am - 3:00pm
The City of Northfield
Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) and
Healthy Rice County SHIP
are teaming up to co-sponsor
the Northfield Area Bikeable Community Workshop
Submitted by Michelle Mahowald on Fri, 06/06/2014 - 2:18pm
Northfield Public Library is ready for summer!
Northfield Public Library is ready for summer!
Nationally known Justin Roberts will kick off Books and Stars on June 11 at Central Park. Booker, the book bus opens at 6:30. Show starts at 7 p.m.
Books and Stars provides the entire community weekly, family friendly, fun, and entertaining shows in our beautiful Northfield parks June 11- July30.