Arts and Entertainment

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On your mark, get set READ! The library's summer reading program is for all!

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SCHEDULE of weekly themes.

Drop in anytime between 9 am and 3 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursdays and join in the fun and learning at the library.  You may also choose your reading rewards during this time. Meet our Summer Reads VISTA volunteer, Matt!  Matt will provide quality tutoring and literacy enrichment to children at the library.  

  • June 28-30: Dr. Seuss
  • July 5-7: “You be the writer!”
  • July 12-14: Play-Doh
  • July 19-21: Legos!

August TBA The program ends Thursday, August 18th.

NEW expanded morning storytimes! 

  • Infant lapsit 10 & 11 am Tuesdays
  • Toddler Rhyme Times 10 & 11 am Wednesdays
  • Pre-school Storytime 10 & 11 am Thursdays

Many READING OPTIONS for you to choose:


WINGS Awards More Than $70,000 to Area Agencies

WINGS Awards More Than $70,000 to Area Agencies

WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support) honored its 2016 grant recipients at a celebration last Thursday at the St. Olaf Sun Ballroom.

Over 100 people attended the event to hear about the work of the 27 organizations that received $70,400 in grants from WINGS. The group also presented a $10,000 Dare to Dream award to Growing Up Healthy, which will be used to create a Latino Childcare Providers Network that builds the capacity of Latino childcare providers and offers monthly trainings in Spanish. WINGS 2016 grant recipients can be viewed at http://www.wings-mn.org/current-grant-recipients


Summer is here! And so is the free entertainment series in Northfield parks- BOOKS & STARS!

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June 22 at Way Park- Booker, the book bus opens at 6:30 the show begins at 7 pm
Patchouli & Terra Guitarra
A fusion of blazing Spanish and world  guitar instrumentals & spine tingling vocal harmonies. 
This performance is made possible by a SEMAC Grant.
In case of inclement weather, THE SHOW WILL GO ON at Oddfellow's Pavillion on Forest Ave by Three Links.
For the entire line up check here- http://booksandstars2016.blogspot.com/

YMCA Men's Drop in Basketball

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MEN’S DROP IN BASKETBALL

Each week pick-up teams will be formed from those who are in attendance and games are played.

Locker room facilities are available to Community Members.

Wednesdays; 7:15-8:45p Saturdays; 7:15-8:45a »

Northfield Y Gym Y Members: Free • Community Members: $3/week

For more information please visit our website or contact us at the Y 507-645-0088

At the Northfield Area Family YMCA, we’ve made it our mission

to build strong kids, strong families, and a strong community.

YMCA Co-Ed Drop in Volleyball

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ADULT CO-ED DROP IN VOLLEYBALL

Each week teams will be formed from those who are in attendance and games are played.

Locker room facilities are available to Community Members.

Wednesdays, 5:30-7p » Northfield Y Gym Y Members: Free • Community Members: $3/week

For more information click here or contact the Y at 507-645-0088

At the Northfield Area Family YMCA, we’ve made it our mission
to build strong kids, strong families, and a strong community.

YMCA Self-Guided Biathlon

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SELF-GUIDED BIATHLON (ages 10+)

Stay connected to the Y this summer! You can complete the biathlon indoor, outdoor, or a combination of both!

Run and swim wherever you prefer! Once you finish, stop in to Member Services and receive a prize! »

Inside or outside or at the Y; Jun 20- Aug 1 Y Members: Free

 

At the Northfield Area Family YMCA, we’ve made it our mission


YMCA Personal Training Fitness and Nutrition

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PERSONAL TRAINING

Want to get more fit but not sure how to go about it?

Personal training offers you one on one experience working with a Certified Personal Trainer.

You will receive workouts based on you and your goals. The schedule is completely based on what works for you and your trainer.

We are here to motivate and help you succeed! Available all year (packages available)

Y Members: $25 per ½ hour, $40 per 1 hour • Community Members: $30 per ½ hour, $45 per 1 hour

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, b u i l d immunity, age well and control your weight.

Meet one-on-one with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.


YMCA SWIM Endurance Course

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SWIM ENDURANCE COURSE (grades 5-8)

Need some help building up your endurance?

Join us for a course that focuses directly on building your endurance in the pool.

Tues & Thurs Jun 14-30; 7-7:45p

» Northfield Y pool Y Member: Free • Community Member: $35

Still plenty of time to register click here

At the Northfield Area Family YMCA, we’ve made it our mission
to build strong kids, strong families, and a strong community.


YMCA GOLF

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GOLF (ages 6-10) PEEWEE GOLF (ages 3-5)

This is an awesome opportunity for your child to participate in this life-long sport.

Kids will learn the basic skills of putting, chipping and driving.

Come join us outside this summer for some heart-healthy fun.

Ages 6-10: Mon-Fri, June 20-24; 10–10:45a or 7–7:45p 

Ages 3-5: Mon-Fri, June 20-24 9:15–9:45a or 6:15–6:45p

Twin Oaks Driving Range Y Members: Free • Community Members: $40

For further information and to register for programs click here.


YMCA Teen Health & Fitness Camp (ages 11-14) - A few spots still available (June 27 - July 1)

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Our new Specialty Camps are packed with adventures and opportunities.  Whether you are looking for an adrenaline rush, wanting to learn a new skill or just be a part of something bigger than yourself, we've got a camp for you.  Grab some friends for these half-day, hands-on camps. 

Y Teen Health & Fitness Camp (ages 11-14).  The Y has a couple more openings yet for you to complete your own fitness assessment, learn about healthy snacks, swim in our pool and get to work with a Y certified personal trainer. Develop skills and form using stability balls, resistance bands, Bosu balls and more!  Click to register.

2016 YMCA Teen Camps are Monday-Thursday, 1-5pm:


Oldies Sing-Along with Marc Reigel at Froggy Bottoms!

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On Thursday, June 16, Marc Reigel (Carleton Class of '67) returns to lead his 11th oldies sing-along of classic hits from the 50s and 60s at Froggy Bottoms River Pub & Lily PADio from 8-10:30 pm. Reigel (keyboard) will be joined by Barry Gillespie of Owatonna, the lead singer of Reigel's popular Night Crawlers band from Carleton of the 1960s, and Wendy Smith (guitar), Rae Rusnak (harmonica) and Lori Williams (saxophone). Carleton grads Ann Etter and Michelle Drenth add their voices and Go Go Girl outfits to golden age rock and roll songs by Chuck Berry, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Beatles, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and many more, including the Night Crawlers' own "You Say." Songbooks will be provided. 


Northfield to Name a Poet Laureate

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If the Library of Congress can have a Poet Laureate, why not the Northfield Public Library?

As the Library celebrates its renovation and new spaces, Teresa Jensen, Director of the Northfield Public Library, is looking ahead to using the occasion to inspire interest in reading and literary arts. One of the ways to focus attention on reading and language, she says, will be to appoint a Poet Laureate to serve as a spokesperson for reading and writing: “The Library is already the sponsor of a wide range of reading groups, celebrations, and author readings, including authors of books for children, teens and adults. We are looking forward to getting even more people involved in reading and literature.”

The Poet Laureate competition was announced at the Sidewalk Poetry event on April 28th, at which this year’s winning poets were honored.  Applications for selection as Northfield’s Poet Laureate must arrive via email (teresa.jensen@ci.northfield.mn.us) dated no later than midnight on Saturday, July 30th.


Susan Hvistendahl to Talk about Anna Dickie Olesen Thursday Evening

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The name of Anna Dickie Olesen was once known coast to coast in political circles. She was praised nationwide by the press for her oratorical skills and was the first woman ever endorsed by a major party for the U.S. Senate. She gave fiery speeches throughout Minnesota on her goal of representing the common people, accompanied by renowned orator and three-times candidate for president Williams Jennings Bryan.

On Thursday, June 9, at 6 pm, local historian Susan Hvistendahl will speak at the Northfield Historical Society about Olesen's life as a politician before and during her time living in Northfield and about her strange second marriage to a Georgia man, Chester Burge, who was the subject of Richard Jay Hutto's book "A Peculiar Tribe of People: Murder and Madness in the Heart of Georgia." Burge's life and murder trial were featured in the recent Investigation Discovery "Crime to Remember" series.


Jump Start Your Wellness with 5 High Impact Nutrition Strategies

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Jump Start Your Wellness with 5 High Impact Nutrition Strategies

Learn how to put good nutrition to work for you!  This free workshop will provide you with simple, effective eating strategies you can use right now to achieve your wellness goals.  You’ll receive an overview of the key nutrition principles of Movement, Balance, Variety, Moderation and Enjoyment, and learn how they can guide your efforts to make effective behavior changes.  The session will also include a brief introduction about how Personal Nutrition Training with a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist works, and how it can help move you in the right direction.

This 45 minute workshop is free for Y Members and only $7 for Community Members; it will be offered twice at the Northfield Area Family YMCA: June 6th at 11:00 a.m. and June 7 at 3:15 p.m.


Film festival: Palestine -- 100 years of conflict and resistance explored

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“How did we get here from there?” is a question frequently asked about the crisis that now engulfs Palestine/Israel. The 2016 NJP Palestine film series aims to explore that question, with movies that focus on developments over the last 100 years.

All shows begin at 7 p.m. on three consecutive Tuesdays beginning June 7, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1321 North Ave., Northfield, and are free and open to the public. Each evening will end with discussion and a brief question-and-answer period.


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