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Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 1:48pm
Carleton College will hold its annual Honors Convocation on Friday, May 30 at 3 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. A yearly celebration of faculty and student academic accomplishments and civic engagement, this year’s Honors Convocation address will be presented by Google Public Policy Analyst Hibah Hussain, Carleton Class of 2008.
A cherished annual tradition at Carleton, Honors Convocation begins and ends with a full academic procession, including emerti faculty. Following remarks by President Steven Poskanzer, Dean of the College Beverly Nagel and Dean of Students Hudlin Wagner, the ceremony will honor students and recipients of awards and grants. Honors Convocation is free and open to the public; the event will also be streamed live and archived for future viewing online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:07am
The Northfield Library's Teen Advisory Board is only one of 20 garage sales this weekend! The TAB members orginally had planned to have their sale only one day but now will be having it for two days! A number of amazing donations have come in and they have WAY more items than can be seen in one just day!
The items include:
*housewares *furniture *sporting goods *gardening supplies
*pet supplies *toys *puzzles & games *books and more!!!
The sale will be at the Northfield City’s Maintenance Facility 1710 Riverview Dr.
Go to S Hwy 3 ,West on Riverview Dr.Perkins Restaurant go past the new police station the building is on the right and has diamond shaped windows, the sale is around the back on the North side- all indoors!
Submitted by Corinne Smith on Sun, 05/11/2014 - 9:06pm
The first NORTHFIELD READS will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2014, from 4:00-6:00 pm, at Weitz Center, Room 236. This Northfield Reads is a follow-up to the Telling Project: Veterans Voices that occurred in February. The event is free and open to the public.
Northfield Reads is a new community initiative designed to encourage people from across the area to come together to talk, to share ideas, to connect, and to open themselves to various views and perspectives. The hope is that through shared readings and conversations, we will create more and broader connections within our community.
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 9:23am
On Wednesday, May 14, the public is invited to a special event honoring late professor and renowned scholar, Ian Barbour. Entitled “Ian Barbour and the Future of Religion and Science,” the event celebrates the intellectual legacy of long-time Northfield resident and internationally respected theologian Ian Barbour, the Carleton College Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor of Science, Technology and Society, Emeritus, who passed away in December 2013. This event will take place in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
For decades, Barbour engaged in conversations and taught courses, to both undergraduate students as well as local retirees through Northfield’s Elder Collegium, designed to tackle the difficult questions concerning the relationship between religion and science. In that same tradition, “Ian Barbour and the Future of Religion and Science” will bring together five nationally renowned scholars who will address questions about evolution, technology, and ethics. Each speaker will discuss the ways Ian Barbour’s work influenced their scholarly field and shaped their research in environmental ethics, the impact of technology on human values, and evolution and faith.
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 9:21am
Carleton College’s Cowling Arboretum will host its 12th annual spring bird count on Saturday, May 17 and invites anyone with an interest in bird watching to join in this census of bird species in the Arboretum. No previous experience is necessary. The count will take place from 6 to 9 a.m.; participants will meet at 6 a.m. at the Arboretum Office.
Submitted by Melissa Bernhard on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 4:09pm
The Second Annual Martial Arts Festival will be held on Saturday May 10th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Northfield Middle School main gymnasium. The disciplines highlighted will consist of Kyudo, Karate, Tae Kwon Do and Gumdo. Each discipline will provide a twenty-five minute demonstration displaying their individual differences and uniqueness. Informational booths for each discipline will also be available. Come enjoy the performances while learning about the martial arts and the many opportunities there are to participate in the Northfield Community.
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Mon, 05/05/2014 - 10:27am
Falling Whistles co-founder Sean Carasso, a young and influential social entrepreneur and activist, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation on Friday, May 9 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “The Power of the Individual: Youth Movements and Social Change," Carasso’s presentation will focus on the growing success of Falling Whistles, a global peace campaign designed to help the victims of the Congo war. This event is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 2:48pm
Northfield Reads is a new community initiative to encourage people from across the community to come together to talk, to share ideas, to connect, and to open themselves to new perspectives. The hope is that through shared readings and conversations, we will create more and broader connections within the community.
Northfield Reads events will be offered twice a year, often in conjunction with another community event. Readings will be made available in various ways and locations. The program is being sponsored by several area groups: Northfield Human Rights Commission, Carleton Humanities Center, League of Women Voters, Arcadia Charter School, and Northfield Public Library. The first Northfield Reads will be offered on May 18th. Keep your eyes and ears open for more information.
Carleton College to Sponsor 3rd Annual 5K for HOPE to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic ViolenceSubmitted by Jessica Paxton on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 11:41am
The public is invited to participate in the third annual 5K for HOPE, a run/walk to benefit the HOPE Center, on Saturday, May 10 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Carleton College Recreation Center. Proceeds from this event will support the HOPE Center, whose mission is to create zero tolerance for sexual and domestic violence through Healing, Outreach, Prevention and Education. The HOPE Center is located in Faribault and serves all of Rice County. The 5K for HOPE is open to all!
Participants can register online at: https://apps.carleton/edu/campus/gsc/5kforhope/.
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Sat, 04/26/2014 - 5:47pm
Acclaimed Minnesota writer and community activist Kao Kalia Yang, member of the Carleton Class of 2003, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation on Friday, May 2 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Yang's appearance is free and open to the public. Convocations are also streamed live and can be viewed online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
Although now a Minnesotan, Yang’s remarkable story stretches across the globe. The daughter of Hmong immigrants to Minnesota, Yang was born in a Thai refugee camp, Ban Vinai, in 1980. Her family came to Minnesota when she was seven. In her book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, Yang recounts her family's journey from Laos to Minnesota – from her parents' first encounter and unceremonious marriage in the jungles of Laos, to their harrowing escape into Thailand, and subsequent relocation to Minnesota. In The Latehomecomer, Yang struggles to feel a sense of home – new to Minnesota, and cultural heir to centuries of homelessness.
Submitted by Mary Warner on Fri, 04/25/2014 - 2:42pm
You have probably seen Layl McDill's fantasy sculptures and wall hangings at local art fairs. (If you haven't, go to http://www.claysquared.com for a sampling.
Layl is coming to the Northfield Arts Guild at the end of May to teach two workshops so that you can create your own polymer clay fantasies. Both workshops are on Saturday, May 31st.
Make a Flower Wall Sculpture in her 3 hour afternoon workshop. Your 8 inch polymer clay flower will really bursts from the wall! Learn the mysterious fluffiness technique and the new "McDill Twist". Then play in the glitter! Who doesn't love glitter!?
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Fri, 04/25/2014 - 2:25pm
Angie Taylor, Life Enrichment Coordinator at Three Links Care Center, is looking for volunteers who will perform for residents at the Cinco de Mayo Celebration on May 5th at 2:30 p.m. at the Three Links Care Center. If you could share some fiesta musical talents or if you know of anyone willing to perform, call her at 664-8839.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 2:06pm
Are you spring cleaning? Would you like to help out teens in Northfield?
For the second year in a row the members of the Northfield Public Library's Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will be helping out at the city wide clean up events on 8- noon Saturday, May 3 and May 12 at the City Maintainance Facilty. Donations for TAB along with your city clean up items can be brought to 1710 Riverview Lane. (Turn off Hwy 19 at Perkins and go just past the new Safety Center to the building with diamond windows! There will be signs.
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 7:26pm
At the Northfield Senior Center this Saturday, April 26th at 10:45 am, Minneapolis Star-Tribune political columnist, Lori Sturdevant, will be speaking about her recent book “Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women's Movement." Books will be available for purchase from Northfield’s Monkey See, Monkey Read bookstore and there will be a book signing following the presentation.
Sturdevant’s latest book is set against the backdrop of the women’s rights movement and highlights Rosalie Wahl’s personal and professional journey. A champion of both civil rights and women’s rights, Wahl is credited with affecting the way her fellow judges saw the cases they decided. The first woman named to the Minnesota Supreme Court, she was appointed by Governor Rudy Perpich in 1977 and remained on the court until her retirement in 1994. She passed away in July 2013. Sturdevant shares with readers the lasting impact of Justice Wahl and documents the societal challenges experienced by Minnesota women in the late 20th century.
Submitted by Doug Bratland on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:27am
An adaptation of the J. M. Barrie story by Trevor Nunn and John Caird, who adapted Les Miserables for the stage. This is the beloved story of Peter, Wendy, Michael, John, Capt. Hook, Smee, the lost boys, pirates and the Indians, and, of course, Tinker Bell, in their adventures in Never Land. However, for the first time, the play is here restored to Barrie’s original intentions. In a whimsical, ambiguous and ironical manner, he speaks here as clearly to adults as he does to children. This piece is performed in a playful, storytelling fashion from beginning to end, including Barrie’s heartbreaking and heartwarming conclusion to Peter and Wendy’s story.
Tickets: $6 for Adults, $4 for Students. Performances at Arcadia Charter School, 1719 Cannon Road, Northfield. For more information call 663-8806, extension 212.