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Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 2:24pm
Registration is now open for one of Northfield’s favorite holiday traditions – the Northfield Rotary Club will host its annual Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 2012.
The event begins at 9 a.m. at the Northfield Golf Club, located at 707 Prairie Street in Northfield. Registration for pre-registered and same day registrants opens at 8 a.m. The cost to participate is $12 prior to November 8 and $15 after that date.
Each of the first 300 registrants will receive a commemorative long sleeve t-shirt. A time clock displays at the finish, but no official times will be kept. Awards will be given to the top male and female finisher.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 8:16pm
Paul Miller, Director of Northfield Haiti Justice Alliance, invites all to the 4th annual TIE DYE event Sunday, November 4th from 2-6 p.m. at the Pause in Buntrock Commons on the St Olaf College campus. Members of the Northfield High School, Carleton and St Olaf College bands will perform. Cost is $10 per shirt.
The Haiti Justice Alliance is a non-profit whose mission is to work for the sustainable structural changes needed in Haiti to provide social, political and economic rights to all Haitians. Comprised of several local and regional organizations, the Alliance works through organizations on the ground in Haiti. For more information: contact Paul Miller, email@example.com or visit the Alliance website: http://haitijusticealliance.homestead.com/index.html
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 5:29pm
Take the short drive up Hwy.3 to the Castle Rock & Roll Bar and Grill’s Fall Ladies Day! Saturday November 3rd from 1-4pm.
Featuring- Free Wine Tasting, Tastefully Simple, Kathy Weed Designs, Crafts by Rose, Vault Denim, Wishy Washy Soaps, Jockey, Partylite Candles, KJLNess Sewdesigns, Three Links Crafters & Norwex. This is a free event! Bring your friends- men are welcome!! You will find, booties, bibs, soaps, candles, food and more.
Castle Rock & Roll Bar & Grill 27998 Chippendale Ave, Northfield, MN
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 9:00pm
On Thursday, November 1, members of the Northfield community will have an opportunity to view two non-fiction films by local filmmaker Cecilia Cornejo at the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. The films will be preceeded by an introduction by noted filmmaker and scholar Daniel Eisenberg (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), and each will be followed by a question and answer session with the filmmaker. The program runs from 6 to 8 p.m.
Cecilia Cornejo was born in Chile. In her early youth, she saw her homeland descend into the brutal dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet, who overthrew the democratically-elected President Salvador Allende in the coup d’étât of September 1973. That coup, and the tragic events of another September twenty-eight years later, form the historical background of her film I wonder what you will remember of September (2004).
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Submitted by Tom Megan Durkin on Sat, 10/27/2012 - 9:47am
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 – 7:30-8:30 NHS Auditorium public welcome
Intervention Games and Activities for Beginning and Struggling Readers
Join us for a literacy presentation to parents and community educators about beginning reading skills, phonemic awareness, and games and activities that promote literacy in the home.Tuesday, November 13, 2012 – 4:00-5:30 Montessori Children’s House Early Reading In-Service, PLEASE RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org 645-2445
Submitted by Amy Acheson on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 8:26pm
The store that is known for its eclectic mix of “hip handmade goods” recently relocated to 413 Division Street in Northfield. Nestled in the shopping district in the historic downtown, the Eclectic Goat is an artists’ emporium of sorts, drawing inspiring works from local talent ranging in mediums of wood to pottery and fabric to metal and more.
Eclectic Goat also recently acquired the business of Glass Garden Beads.
An open house will take place on Thursday, October 25 from 5-7 p.m. as a meet-and-greet in the new space with local artists’ debuts plus refreshments, sweets and a list of class offerings.
Co-owners Suzanne Klumb and Shona Brooks are excited about the new location and saw the time honored Northfield-based bead business as a natural fit, not only as a product line for Eclectic Goat’s expansion but also as an opportunity to incorporate jewelry making into their well-established schedule of monthly, hands-on classes.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 12:48pm
A Fall Festival planned by the Public Library's Teen Advisory Board Sunday, Oct. 28th. from 1-3 in the afternoon. The members of TAB have put together a great line-up for a fun, family event inside and outside the Northfield Public Library. Guitarist extrordinare Randy Ferguson will perform starting at 1 pm followed by talented TAB member Seth Hanson at 2 pm. Bring your decorated pumpkins (or other fall vegetable) and wear your coolest costumes to enter for prizes! We have the same 3 catgories, most scary, most original and best book character!
Submitted by allison schmitt on Sun, 10/21/2012 - 4:56pm
Get ready for a trip to the Holy Land in an afternoon filled with travelers’ accounts, cooking demonstrations, historical artifacts, fashion, crafts, dancing and food at an upcoming family-friendly event.
The fair is scheduled for 1-5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at the United Methodist Church, 1401 Maple St., Northfield. The fair is free and open to the public. The Palestine Fair will promote travel to Israel-Palestine as well as introduce a scholarship to be offered by Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel.
NJP is seeking applicants for its Palestine travel scholarship. Successful applicant(s) will participate in an alternative tourism program by the Siraj Center for Holy Land Studies (sirajcenter.org), with most program costs at NJP’s expense. NJP welcomes donations for this project.
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 3:06pm
The Carleton College community lost one of its most cherished members, former political science professor and U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, in a plane crash ten years ago. Carleton will host a series of events on Oct. 25, the tenth anniversary of Wellstone’s death, to commemorate his life, honor his tenure as a Carleton professor, and celebrate his legacy of civic engagement that continues with today’s Carleton students.
“Celebrating the Legacy of Paul Wellstone” begins at 12 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel with opening remarks from Carleton chaplain Carolyn Fure-Slocum ’82. The keynote address will be presented by Jeff Blodgett ’83, founder and former executive director of Wellstone Action, a national center for training, capacity building and leader development for people and organizations involved in politics and public life. Blodgett, who is currently the Minnesota director for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign (a position he also held in 2008), was a senior Wellstone aide, advisor and campaign manager for 13 years. Blodgett ran all three of Wellstone’s campaigns, including the 2002 race cut short by Wellstone’s death only 12 days before the election.
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Wed, 10/17/2012 - 11:15am
Just in time for Election Day, Carleton College’s Humanities Center will present political advertising professional and “ad whiz” Bill Hillsman ‘75, along with Carleton political science professor Barbara Allen, as they discuss “2012 Election Ads: Do the Facts Really Matter? Visuals, Sound, & the Factual Accuracy of Political Advertising” on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity, room 236. Their timely and thought-provoking presentation will highlight the existence (and lack thereof!) of truthfulness, accuracy and transparency in political advertising. This event is free and open to the public.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 1:45pm
At the Northfield Library you'll find, With poems, some piece of mind, In the Poetry Patch, For young poets, a match, And a place where your words can shine!
If you're a K-8 kid that loves Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky, or maybe even Shakespeare, you're invited to join members of the St. Olaf Poetry house for an informational meeting about the Poetry Patch, a bi-monthly program for aspiring young poets.
Join us this Saturday, October 20th, from 12-1pm for an hour of cookies, poetry reading, arts 'n crafts and more! In the meeting room at the Northfield Public Library 210 Washington St. 507.645-6606 No charge! www.northfieldmn.info
Submitted by Zach Pruitt on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 10:28am
In case you missed it, the Northfield TORCH (Tackling Obstacles and Raising College Hopes) program was highlighted in the lead editorial of the October 10, 2012, edition of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Click HERE to check out the editorial, titled, "Northfield closes achievement gap."
TORCH works to increase the graduation and postsecondary attendance rates of Northfield's low-income youth, students of color, and potential first-generation college attendees.
TORCH is funded by local donations, as well as grants from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, Northfield Area United Way, Women In Northfield Giving Support, Blandin Foundation, and Xcel Energy Foundation.
Submitted by Michael Garlitz on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 8:34am
The Northfield Area Family YMCA’s Fall Family Runs—5K, Kids Run Fun and Obstacle Course—are just around the corner.
This family-oriented event is planned for Saturday, Oct. 27, at Northfield’s Riverside Park/Lions Park Pavillion/Veterans Memorial area. The 5K run/walk starts at 9 a.m., followed by the kids 1/2-mile fun run at 9:45, then the kids pumpkin obstacle course run at 10 o’clock.
Event day registration is from 8 to 8:45 a.m.
The route of the run/walk follows the paved path along the Cannon River, over the pedestrian bridge and on to the Mill Towns State Trail. Strollers will be welcomed on the run/walk.
Early-bird registration for the 5K run is $15 and is open until Oct. 19. After that, the cost jumps to $18. A T-shirt is included with registration. Proceeds go to benefit YMCA teen programming, for youths ages 11 to 14.
The kids fun run and obstacle course run are free for children. Kids who take part receive pumpkins.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 11:51am
Bestselling author comes to Northfield Library! Often likened to Harlan Coben and David Baldacci, award-winning author Brian Freemanis an internationally bestselling author of psychological suspense novels. His books have been sold in 46 countries and translated into 20 languages. Brian’s debut thriller, Immoral, won the Macavity Award and was a nominee for the Edgar®, Dagger, Anthony, and Barry awards for best first novel. Since then, each subsequent novel has been published to similar acclaim. Freeman lives and writes in his native state of Minnesota.
Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 pm in the library meeting room.
Northfield Public Library 210 Washington St. www.northfieldmn.info
507.645.6606 no charge!
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 5:11pm
Phil Plait, an astronomer and author/creator of the “Bad Astronomy” website and blog, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation on Friday, Oct. 12. Titled “Death From the Skies!,” Plait’s presentation is based on his book of the same name, which explores various means of human extinction through astronomical disasters like asteroid impacts and supernovae. Convocation is held from 10:50-11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel, and it is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed online and can be viewed at http://apps.carleton.edu/events/convocations/.