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Pardon the Dust!

12/9/13 Update: The problems appear to now be fully resolved. Thank you for your patience.

Our hosting provider, Dreamhost, performed emergency maintenance several days ago on our web server. This maintenance involved migration to a new server. Since that time, various things have not been working properly, most notably:

  • E-mails from the site do not work (user registration / contact us form).
  • Images uploaded with stories are not displaying.

We would like to get these problems fixed as soon as possible, but that depends on Dreamhost responding to our ticket requests in an adequate manner. Keep your fingers crossed.

YMCA Fun on the Run Program

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YMCA Fun on the Run - Do you want to run but don't think you have time to fit it into your schedule?  Join the Fun on the Run class, and we'll help you reach your running goals.  What's the best part?  You don't need to be at every class to get a great workout:  we will email you the weekly updates.  Whether you've never run before or love running, this support class is for you.  We can help you achieve a goal of running a 5k, 10k or a half marathon. 

Information Session:  Sept 20th, 9:30-10:30 am (at the informational session you will learn about proper footwear, breathing techniques, hydration and nutrition and goal setting. 

Classes are weekly (if you can attend) on Tuesdays, Sept 27th - Oct 25th, 9:30 - 10:30 am 

$20 for Y members and $30 for community members. 

2016 International Day of Peace September 21


The 14th Northfield community annual observance of the United Nations International Day of Peace on Tuesday September 20 will begin celebrations of the United Nations International Day of Peace, which is celebrated annually around the world on September 21st or in the week surrounding it.

Supporting this year's theme, "Sustainable Peace: Building Blocks for Peace," the program will introduce the 17 Building Blocks for Peace developed by 193 member countries of the UN in September 2015. These issues are challenges for the world to meet by the year 2030, continuing the Millennium Development Goals 2000-2015.

These goals aim to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General, reminds us that development and peace are interdependent and mutually reinforcing. They are essential to achieving peace in our time at any time.

The Rice County Chemical Health Coalition needs your help to find and recognize PREVENTION CHAMPIONS in our community.


A Prevention Champion is someone who has helped provide support for a healthier life for young people in our community – someone who helps reduce risk factors for alcohol and drug abuse, someone who supports recovery, or someone who builds assets for our youth and other community members.

They can be our friends, our neighbors, our teachers, our mentors, our business partners, our police officers, our health professionals or community members. Please help us recognize and encourage these community leaders by nominating them for a Prevention Champion Award. They will receive the recognition and encouragement they deserve, and others will be inspired by their story.

Nominating a Prevention Champion is simple and takes just a few moments. 

Thinking about joining the Y? Interested in a Tour first? Tour the Y with Deb

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Fall is often the time of year people begin to think about making healthy lifestyle changes.  At the Y, we're just everyday people, your neighbors, people that shop at the same stores you do.  Come take a tour and consider the Y to be one of your healthy resources. 

Deb Olien, the Y's Member Coordinator is providing personalized tours to give you a chance to check-out the Y and see what we have to offer.  Maybe we fit what you are looking for. 

Stop in for a tour anytime - OR - stop in for a tour during one of the times below with Deb: 

Weeks of Aug 22nd and Aug 29th: 

Mondays at 1:00 pm 

Tuesdays at 10:30 am or 6:00 pm 

Thursdays at noon or 6:00 pm

The YMCA Fall Program Brochure is out - Reserve your spot today.

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The nation's 2,700 YMCAs serve 22 million people in 10,000 communities and are spread across 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.   We work hard to serve our communities and the new Fall Brochure is now available.  Take a moment to view programs and services for people of all ages.  The Y is committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  We believe strong communities are possible only when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. 

Join the Y - as a member or community participant - we have an abundance of things to do. 

Community Needs Assessment: We Want to Hear From You

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We Want to Hear from You. 

Y Community Needs Assessment

Survey closes August 30, 2016

In an effort to provide strong, effective programs, the Northfield Area Family YMCA is conducting a community needs assessment. We want to hear from you.

Based on this community needs assessment, the Y, in partnership with other organizations, will design and deliver new programs and services that address critical issues in the areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The focus is to identify needs that are not currently addressed in our community.

Community Youth Fairs

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Northfield's 14th annual Community Youth Fairs are coming on Wednesday, August 10th. These events will take place at Greenvale Park Elementary from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and at Bridgewater Elementary School from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the fairs will be held indoors at each school.

Y Togetherhood Block Party, Aug 2nd - Night to Unite (everyone welcome)

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YMCA’s Togetherhood Block Party
August 2nd, 4-7p
Northfield Area Family YMCA
Get to know others in the community as we celebrate summer and strengthen our commitment for a safe community. There will be food, games and prizes. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and stay awhile.

YMCA 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



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



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



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


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



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.



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.

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