Candidate Forum for Council Seat October 23

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The League of Women Voters of Northfield/Cannon Falls will hold a candidate forum on Monday, October 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at the Northfield City Hall, 801 Washington Street.

On November 7, there will be an election for an at-large seat on the Northfield City Council, with three candidates vying for the position. The incumbent, Greg Colby, was appointed to fill the vacancy created in November 2016 when Rhonda Pownell was elected Mayor. Colby’s term ends on December 31, 2017.  The term of the elected candidate will be one year with the possibility of running in the 2018 election for a 4-year term.

The three candidates are:  Greg Colby, Jon Denison and Don McGee.  Allene Moesler of Cannon Falls will moderate the forum. There will be opportunities for the public to submit questions to the candidates following their formal presentations.


Tonic Sol-fa Benefit Concert for Three Links Foundation

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Tonic Sol-fa is coming to Northfield! This family friendly concert is one you won't want to miss. Tonic Sol-fa's original songs, arrangements and albums have won numerous contemporary a cappella awards for best pop album, gospel song and Christmas original, have been featured on television and in movies and have garnered numerous positive national reviews. Join us Friday, October 13 at 7:00 at the Northfield Middle School Auditorium - a benefit concert for Three Links.

Tickets are $20 and for seniors and students; $15. Purchase tickets online at www.tonicsolfa.com or pick them up starting one hour prior to event at the Middle School Auditorium; 2200 Division St. S in Northfield. Questions: call Ruth at (507) 664-8867


Halloween Themed Events at the Northfield Arts Guild

Danse Macabre: Night of the Living Dancers on Friday, October 13th.

The Northfield Arts Guild presents two Halloween themed events this October.  Danse Macabre is back, and this time, “Night of the Living Dancers”, is perfectly situated on Friday the 13th of October. This sure-to-sell-out event is one night only: a night of dances and surprises revolving around the dark, macabre and twisted. Danse Macabre is held at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 Third Street West, beginning at 7:30pm, October 13, 2017.  Tickets are $15 general admission and are available at NorthfieldArtsGuild.org or by calling 507-645-8877.


Take the Fork in the Road

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New Northfield Arts Guild Exhibition

 

The Northfield Arts Guild presents “Take the Fork in the Road: Realism and Abstraction” an exhibition featuring paintings by Julie Fakler, ceramic installation by Lisa Truax, and colored pencil drawings by Steven Watson. This exhibition runs September 28 through October 28, 2017 in the Main Gallery at the Northfield Arts Guild Center for the Arts, 304 Division Street South. 

Julie Fakler paints on a gessoed hardboard with many thin watered down layers of acrylic paint. Her subjects are domesticated animals that include cats, dogs, and farm animals. This exhibition will feature the work created during her SEMAC grant project after visiting South East Minnesota farms to meet the farm animals and farmers. 


First UCC to resume evening service with new music director

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FirstUnited Church of Christ in Northfield will resume evening services Sunday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m., with Hans Peterson, an accomplished church musician, leading the music for this service. First UCC is excited to have Peterson joining their staff.

Hans comes to First UCC with a rich background in Progressive Christian church music in a folk style.  Hans has toured with a musical group to West Africa, worked as a youth director/worship leader, and served homeless men in a Catholic Worker House. Hans' passion for the church as a welcoming place led him to United Seminary in the Twin Cities where he completed a masters in theology and arts. As a singer/songwriter he ventures out solo and with the Dakota Road band, playing piano and acoustic guitar.


Knightcrawlers swim club celebrates 20th season and recruits new members

The Knightcrawlers swimming club celebrates its 20th season and recruits new members.    Consider joining.   Contact Patsy Ophaug (patsy@deskmedia.com), Dan Hofrenning (dhofrenn@gmail.com), or Andy Clark (aclark@carleton.edu).   Season starts September 11; there is an interest meeting on Wednesday, August 30, at 7 pm in the Carleton West Gym classroom.  See this Northfield News article for more details.

 

 


Jesse James Bike Tour - Saturday, Sept 9th - 5 routes!

Scenic views on the Jesse James Bike Tour
The countdown for the 2017 Jesse James Bike Tour has officially begun – the event will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2017, rain or shine.
 
The Northfield Rotary Club organizes and hosts the annual tour, inviting riders of all ages and skill levels to participate in the family-friendly event. Participants under 18 can register for free with a paid adult, courtesy of Northfield McDonald’s.
 
New this year, a shuttle will take riders from the finish line to downtown Northfield for a post-ride celebration being co-hosted by Imminent Brewing and Armory Square.

Youth Horseshoe Hunt

Help Catch The Gang!

Horseshoe hunting is for kids too! Jesse James and his gang left behind more than one horseshoe as they were leaving town and we need your help to find all of them. Clues will help you locate the hidden horseshoes, each with their own prize. Unlimited horseshoes and prizes per person may be won. Participants of each age category (entering grades K - 4 and entering grades 5 - 8) will have a chance to win one of their own category's bronze, silver or golden grand horseshoe cash prizes! Parents are welcome to come along and help. This evening event will get you in the spirit of Northfield's annual horseshoe hunt beginning one day after the youth hunt!


View the night sky with Goodsell Observatory Telescopes Friday October 6 if Clear

Oct 6 2017 8:00 pm
Oct 6 2017 10:00 pm
Location: 
Goodsell Observatory of Carleton College

Join Carleton's resident astronomers to view the moon (once it rises), stars, Saturn, and clusters Friday October 6 from 8 - 10 PM.  The event will be cancelled  if cloudy.    If it is cloudy or partly cloudy, a final decision regarding the open house will be posted at the observatory  website, http://go.carleton.edu/observatory by one hour before the start time

Poster

eXperiential Exhibition

Jun 15 2017 12:00 pm
Jul 15 2017 3:00 pm
Location: 
Northfield Arts Guild Main Gallery: Center for the Arts

The Northfield Arts Guild presents “eXperiential”: an exhibition of work by artists Roxanne Richards and Joy Davis Ripley in The Guild’s Main Gallery through July 15, 2017.  Terra LaChance will exhibit her exploration of tintype photography “Tintypes and Authenticity” in The Guild’s Up Gallery during this same period.  The Main Gallery is located in The Guild’s Center for the Arts, 304 Division Street South, Northfield. 

Richards says, “As a colorist, I find dry pastel the perfect medium to explore the depths of color since dry pastels are almost pure pigment. Isopropyl alcohol mixed with dry pastels allows me to both draw and paint with the pastels. This handling of the medium produces a very atmospheric and layered effect, which conveys the ambiguity of my new normal.” 

Tintypes and Authenticity

The Pirates of Penzance

Northfield Arts Guild presents fine singing and outrageous silliness.

Northfield Arts Guild Theater presents The Pirates of Penzance, a comic operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan, the weekends of July 21 through August 6, 2017. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. The show plays at Arcadia Charter School’s theater, located at 1719 Cannon Road, Northfield.


Share Your Colors

Northfield Arts Guild Folklorico Dancers

On Saturday, July 1, come meet your neighbors at Share Your Colors, a free community event hosted by the Northfield Arts Guild. Two Northfield neighborhoods will transform into hubs of connection and creative expression -- exploring what it means to be “home.” There will be art projects, sidewalk chalk, engaging conversations, dance performances, treats and more! Everyone in Northfield is invited to create and to join the conversation!

This lively event takes place in several different spaces throughout the day. In Downtown Northfield, community members are invited to color the sidewalks with chalk near Bridge Square from 8:45 – 9:30 am.


New Depot Progress Visible

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“Is that a chimney going up on the depot?” is a frequent question to Save the Northfield Depot (STND) board members.  They enthusiastically confirm that, indeed, it is.

When faced with the need to identify the exterior location of the white vent pipe for the bathroom, the idea of reconstructing the chimney to hide the pipe was quickly adopted.

The 1888 depot blue prints show a stove in the center of the depot.  It served the two waiting rooms (one for the women and one for the men) separated by a wall down the middle of the depot.  The two flues account for the width of the chimney.

“We are fortunate to have the original 1888 drawings that Alex Rappe of Rappe Custom Creations can use for the reconstruction”, noted Alice Thomas, STND Board Member.  The unique pattern of bricks that form ridges can be seen in the original 1888 plans (see image) and is evident in archival photos.


Y Kids Tri - 8 years and counting!

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Summer is here and the kids might already be looking for something fun to do.  Direct some of that energy into running, swimming and biking at the Y’s Kids Tri on Saturday, June 24th at the Old Memorial Pool.  

The 8th Annual Y Kids Tri is a fun, non-competitive triathlon that’s all about getting kids excited to get fit! Kids ages 6-14 will experience a morning of encouragement, cheers and satisfaction of completing this swim, bike and run event. There’s nothing like the excitement of crossing a finish line! No experience is necessary! Kids are encouraged to train during the summer, so it’s a great way for family to get fit together.


The Tempest: Romance, Humor, Intrigue

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William Shakespeare’s The Tempest is the enchanting story of how love and forgiveness can conquer fear and power.  Filled with humor, the supernatural, and intrigue, this Northfield Arts Guild Theater production plays in Central Park, 421 Fourth Street East, Northfield.   The Tempest runs Friday through Sunday, June 9 – 11 and Thursday through Saturday, June 15 – 17, 2017 with all performances beginning at 7:30 pm.  In the case of rain, the show will move to the Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 Third Street West, Northfield. 

The Tempest explores the relationship between the natural and supernatural, so we’re particularly excited to present this story outdoors,” said Director Deon Haider. “Our stage will incorporate both natural and man-made elements to create a unique island setting in Central Park.”


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