Events

Events in and around Northfield

Carleton College Convocation Focuses on Civilian Peacekeeping in the Modern World

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Mel Duncan, the co-founder and past executive director of Nonviolent Peaceforce, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, April 11 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. His talk, titled “Nonviolent Peacekeeping: Hard Nosed Hope in a Tough World,” is free and open to the public. Convocations are also recorded and archived for online viewing at go.carleton.edu/events/convocations/audio_video/.

In an age when unarmed civilians are apt to get caught in the crosshairs of conflict, Mel Duncan has a radical idea about who should stave off war's "collateral damage": other unarmed civilians. He believes that “no one can make anyone else’s peace for them” and that "peacekeeping isn't always most effective when it’s done at the end of a gun."


Save The Date: April 26 - Earth Day Celebration

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Northfield’s 4th Earth Day Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, April 26th at Carleton College’s Weitz Center. Organizers invite everyone to join the free resilient skill- building activities:  make goat cheese and goat soap; sew snack bags; attend a solar tour; make a felted wool project; create a garden bed for “Free Food Help Yourself”; plant seedlings in the Carleton Arboretum; tour a gravity fed rain water system and bike powered table saw; help create a recycled sculpture and many more. 

There will be a free soup supper and community potluck. After supper, visit local sustainability stations to learn how you can get involved in projects happening here in the Northfield area.

Bring your instruments and voice. We will end the day with a community jam!


Carleton Arboretum to host Prescribed Burn Workshop

Private landowners and others interested in using fire as a grassland management tool are invited to attend a Prescribed Burn Workshop on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Carleton College Cowling Arboretum in Northfield. Sponsored by Carleton with assistance from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, there is a $20 fee per person to participate.

Class size is limited to 24 participants ages 18 years of age or older. Pre-registration is required by April 7. The $20 fee includes materials and coffee breaks, but participants should bring their own lunch or plan to purchase lunch in town. Register at the Carleton College website: https://apps.carleton.edu/campus/arb/programs/workshops/fire_workshop


Carleton Students present Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues,” with proceeds supporting The HOPE Center

Carleton College will host a student produced and performed production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” on Sunday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Sometime funny, sometimes poignant—“The Vagina Monologues” focuses on the female experience as it relates to sexuality, love, abuse, and resilience. Proceeds from this event will benefit The HOPE Center in Faribault, along with the national V-Day Spotlight Campaign, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.

Tickets are being offered on a $5 to $15 sliding scale, and can be purchased at the door and online at apps.carleton.edu/campus/gsc/vagmons/creditcard/.


Carleton Convocation Focuses on Eliminating the Gender Wage Gap

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Carleton College will kick-off its spring term convocation series with a presentation by Annie Houle, national director of campus and communities initiatives for The WAGE Project, Inc., on Friday, April 4 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Eliminating the Gender Wage Gap,” Houle’s presentation focuses on wage discrimination against American women in the workplace, offering constructive solutions to eliminate this gap. Convocations are free and open to the public; they are also streamed online and can be viewed at go.carleton.edu/convo/.

The WAGE Project (“Women Are Getting Even”) was established with one purpose: to end discrimination against women in the American workplace in the near future. Over her working life, a woman will earn $1 million less than a man simply because she is a woman. WAGE seeks to eliminate the gender wage gap for every man in America, inspiring and helping working women to take the steps needed so that every woman is paid what she is worth.


Service of Renewal Set for April 6

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A service of inspiration and renewal for caregivers, featuring music, prayer and music meditation, will be Sunday, April 6, 4 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield.

Called “Restore, Replenish, Renew,” the service is designed for anyone who is providing care or services to persons in need. This includes family caregivers, nurses, physicians, healthcare workers, therapists, clergy and volunteers.

The service will include a litany for healing, hymn singing, harp music, and readings. Lois Lindbloom, a spiritual director and licensed psychologist (L.P.M.A.), will offer the meditation. Local musicians John Ferguson, Elinor Niemisto and Jenny Pelletier will provide music and accompaniment.


Spring Break! Garage Band Camp Is Back

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The Northfield Arts Guild is offering its second Garage Band Camp - this year it's during Spring Break. Local performers Gregory Ennis and Neil Rowley will be leading this camp on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 and 26th from 3:00 - 5:30.  It's open to girls and guys ages 11 - 18 and all skill levels.  Instruments will be provided or bring your own.

The camp will held in the Northfield Arts Guild Theater at 411 W Third St. Northfield.  Fee is $45 for members and $50 non-members.  Register on-line at northfieldartsguild.org, call 645-8877 or register at the Guild office at 304 Division St.


"Build a Happier Healthier Kid" - 8th Annual Northfield YMCA Healthy Kids Day Scheduled for Saturday, April 26

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Join over a million people and take part in the nation’s largest health event for kids! Designed to help kids stay active head to toe this summer, YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a fun-filled morning of interactive games, family activities and healthy giveaways. In addition to displays from local merchants and community organizations, local police, fire and rescue personnel will be on hand to show off their vehicles and provide safety tips. Kids: Ride or bring your bike for a free tune-up. There will be bounce houses and a bike raffle too! This event is free to everyone!


It's Lizards and Legos at the Library for Spring Break!

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The Northfield Public Library is celebrating spring break with some fun activities!  


2nd Annual Three Links Kids Carnival

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Join us for the 2nd annual Three Links Kids Carnival! Games, Cakewalk, Food and Facepainting. Fireman from the Northfield Fire Department will be on sight with the firetruck for tours. Saturday, March 15 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Lodge on Three Links campus which is on Odd Fellow Lane and Hyw 19. Hope to see you there! All proceeds benefit the Three Links Foundation and the people we serve. Celebrating our 115th year!


March 8: Benefit Concert for Way Park

way park benefit concertThe Friends of Way Park invite the public to a benefit concert for Way Park on Saturday, March 8 at Northfield's First UCC Church. St. Olaf emeritae faculty Andre Een and Theo Wee with guest, Minnesota Orchestra violinist Taichi Chen, will perform music by Mozart, Rebecca Clarke, Johan Halvorsen and others.

Stay for free deserts after the concert, along with a special jazz surprise from members of the Over & Back Band.

Suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 youth 15 and under. Proceeds will go to a great cause—the realization of the Way Park vision.


Carleton Students present Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues,” with proceeds supporting The HOPE Center

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POSTPONED: Due to the tragedy which struck the Carleton community yesterday, the production of "The Vagina Monologues" has been postponed until the spring term. 

Carleton College will host a student produced and performed production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” on Saturday, March 1 at 8 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Sometime funny, sometimes poignant—“The Vagina Monologues” focuses on the female experience as it relates to sexuality, love, abuse, and resilience. Proceeds from this event will benefit The HOPE Center in Faribault, along with the national V-Day Spotlight Campaign, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.

Tickets are being offered on a $5 to $15 sliding scale, and can be purchased at the door and online at apps.carleton.edu/campus/gsc/vagmons/creditcard/.


The Northfield Historical Society presents “Hops, Grapes & History,” a benefit event featuring a performance by Minnesota music legends, The Belfast Cowboys

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The Northfield Historical Society presents “Hops, Grapes & History,” a benefit event on Saturday, March 8 at the Grand Event Center in Northfield.

The evening begins with a beer and wine tasting from 6 to 8 p.m., featuring a hand-selected variety of Minnesota craft beers and wines; hors d’oeuvres; and a silent auction with a chance to bid on numerous goods and services from local businesses. Then from 9 to 11:30 p.m., the event culminates with a not-to-be-missed performance by The Belfast Cowboys, one of Minnesota’s most acclaimed and popular bands.

A nine-piece band fronted by the legendary Terry Walsh and featuring a full horn section (including veteran sax man Vic Volare), The Belfast Cowboys pay tribute to the iconic music of Van Morrison. The Belfast Cowboys have rocked and rolled their way around the globe, including sold-out shows in Ireland, BB King’s Blues Bar in New York City, and the world-renowned First Avenue Mainroom.


Bees, Garden Art, Herbs at Rice County Horticulture Day

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Spring will be arriving Saturday, March 15, in Rice County when the Rice County Master Gardeners host their annual Horticulture Day, featuring speakers on garden art, herbs and bees. The event, to be held at Buntrock Commons on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, begins with registration at 8:30 a.m.

The opening speaker is Eric Johnson, a designer, garden writer and columnist for Northern Gardener magazine, who will teach participants how to create garden art that is handmade, beautiful and not too expensive in his talk on DIY Garden Art. He’ll be followed by Dakota County Master Gardeners Shari Mayer, a longtime herb enthusiast, who will talk about growing and preserving herbs. After lunch in the St. Olaf cafeteria, participants will hear from Karl Foord, a University of Minnesota Extension Educator on the role of bees in the pollination of fruit as well as threats to bee populations and what gardeners can do to help bees.


Two special programs at the Northfield Public Library on Saturday, March 1.

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From 10:30-4:30 the Carleton Mortar Board Society members are hosting a Dr. Seuss Read-a-thon!  In celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday they will be reading his books in the children's area of the library.  Come on by to listen or take a turn reading!

Library Kids Club is a new afternoon program that begins this Saturday.  It's just for kids K-5.  They will explore the library with awesome volunteers from Minnesota Reading Corps, St. Olaf & Carleton Colleges.  They will be exploring a different topic every week– transportation, crafts, cooking/baking (food), travel, sports or animals! Learn about using the library, how to find books and then expanding the topic with reading, crafts, and activities.

No charge! Saturdays 1 to 3 March 1, 8 and April 5, 12 & 26.

For more information email or call Kathy.Ness@ci.northfield.mn.us 507.645.1804


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