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Rotary Cogwheel | January 25.2018

Northfield Rotary Club - 10 hours 7 min ago

Today’s Program | Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

Today: Lew Anderson, Destiny Rescue (Hoschouer)

Next Week: Human Trafficking (Thompson)

Birthdays:  Wendy Sivanich (1/21)

Statement of Purpose: Northfield Rotary Club is dedicated to promoting peace and understanding through service and shared experience. We invite people from all corners of the community to join us as we partner with others to support youth, build sustainable infrastructure and preserve our planet. 

Last Week:
Jenni Roney loves small towns. That’s why the position of executive director of Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) is such a great fit. Jenni appreciates small-town neighborliness, the built in accountability, and the home-grown community festivals.

Jenni grew up in Wamego, Kan., a small town outside of Manhattan, Kan. Her father was president of the local bank; her mother worked as a registered nurse. Her family still lives on land that was homesteaded in 1886 by maternal Irish ancestors.

The elder of two daughters, Jenni graduated high school and went on to Kansas State where she majored in advertising. During college and for several years after graduation, she worked for Wildcat Sports Network, selling sponsorships for Wildcat games and doing stats. Jenni was on the ground floor as Kansas State rose to national standing in football and basketball.

It was husband, Doug, another Wildcat, who brought her to Northfield. After 10 nomadic corporate years, they settled in Northfield in 2009 when Doug took a position with Malt-O-Meal, now Post. They have three boys, a first-year lacrosse player at — where else — Kansas State, and a junior and first-year high school student at NHS. The Roneys watch a lot of soccer, football and lacrosse.

Jenni said she is proud of the work NDDC is doing. They are working on downtown parking solutions, marketing the downtown and launching a First Friday Art Night late this spring. Besides her work at NDDC and a busy family life, Jenni also does communication work and promotion for Rebound Enterprises and serves on the Northfield Round Table.

Mini-Classification:

Erica Zweifel recently traded her work with Carleton’s Science Education Resource Center for a position at the college’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement. One of the center’s projects is a “food recovery program.” Launched in 2014, the program works with Bon Appetite, the college’s food service, to identify and package unused food and then works with seven community partners to get it in the hands of people who need it. The program is run by students, and her son, Christof, a first-year Carleton student, is one of the student volunteers.

 

New Member Induction: Stacey Longwich works in Communications and Operations at St. Olaf College. She is relatively new to Northfield, but not to Rotary. She previously belonged to a club in Burlingame,
Calif. Her sponsor is Rick Estenson. Welcome Stacey.

Guests: Anika Rychter (Wakely), Deb Peters (Kyte) and Mark Lancaster (Estenson)

Scholarship Enhancement: Sue Pokorney

Announcements:
The board voted last month to support a pilot project to provide an evening meal at the KEY one Wednesday a month. Janine Atchison is looking for volunteers who will shop for supplies, coordinate the evening or cook on a specific Wednesday evening. See her if you can help.

Youth exchange students are taking to the Welch Village slopes on Saturday, Feb. 3. If you are interested in going, see Todd Thompson.

We are still scouring the country for a Blue-Ray copy of the movie “Breathe.” If anyone has access, please let President Wakely know. A story about the movie appears in this month’s “Rotarian” magazine on page 57.

Rotary is holding a district meeting on Human Trafficking on Friday, Feb. 23, in the Twin Cities. We would like representatives from education, the faith community, law enforcement to attend. If you know anyone who is interested, have them contact Todd Thompson or President Wakely.

There will be two events in February that may be of interest to those who work or live in and around the silver tsunami. Survey results compiled by “Creating an Age-Friendly Northfield” will be shared Feb. 3, 10 a.m. at the Northfield Public Library. On Thursday, Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m. the Northfield High School Auditorium, Cathy Wurzer of MPR will lead a conversation on living and dying well. The event is called “Reconvening Northfield.” See Shelly Holden for details on either event.

Bruce Morlan is reviving “Politics and a Pint,” an effort to create save space for civil discourse on political topics of interest. This lightly-moderated event will convene on Thursday evenings at the Contented Cow, 7 p.m.

Our 2017-18 outbound students are:
Madison Asp — Finland

Joan Erickson — Argentina

Annika Fisher— South Africa

Bergen Hoff — Czech Republic/Slovakia

Emma Iverson — Spain

Alex Kovach — Japan

Joseph Kreis — Italy

Benjamin (Ben) Mohlke — Brazil

Piper Nelson — Germany

Jenna Olien — South Korea

Jack Overstreet — Brazil

Gregory Pelletier — Argentina

Espen Richardson — Norway

Elizabeth (Betsy) Schuerman — Denmark

Allison (Al) Weise — Thailand

Coming Up:

February 8 — Penny Hillemann, Classification (Kaczmarek)

February 15 — Robert Massoud, How a Just Palestine-Israel Peace Can Save the Planet (Rogers)

February 22 — Kengo Osumi, exchange student, (Frago)

March 1 — Sera Shin, exchange student (Estenson)

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Rotary Cogwheel | January 18.2018

Northfield Rotary Club - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 4:09pm

Today’s Program | Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

Today: Jenni Ronni, Classification, (Zweifel)

Next Week: To Be Announced

Birthdays:  Rick Esse and Mike Leming (1/16) and Mark Abbott (1/17)

Statement of Purpose: Northfield Rotary Club is dedicated to promoting peace and understanding through service and shared experience. We invite people from all corners of the community to join us as we partner with others to support youth, build sustainable infrastructure and preserve our planet. 

Last Week:
Patricia Fenrick, Refugee Workforce Development and Outreach Specialist with the State Department of Human Services, said immigrants are a part of our story and a part of our future. With a shortage of able-bodied workers as we approach full employment, they are critical to our future economic growth, she said.

Immigrants already settled in Minnesota account for 7.5 percent of our gross domestic production. They hold $1.8 billion in spending power and pay some $220 million annually in state and local taxes.

Patricia gave us a sneak preview to the “World in Your Lobby” workshop scheduled for Friday, Feb. 23, at the United Methodist Church that will address working with people of different cultures and identities.

The workshop is provided by CAC-Northfield Works. This is a partnership between Northfield employers, CAC clients, volunteers and staff that helps people work toward economic independence and improved quality of life through earned income. The workshop is being funded by a Northfield Shares grant. Rotary is a partner for the event.

Mini-Classification:

Jim Blaha is executive director of the Northfield Community Action Center. He spends his days looking for ways to provide basic needs to those who live on the margins. A Rotarian since 2000, he has been a board member and served as president in 2006-2007. He said Rotary is a powerful voice in the community and he is proud to be a member.

Guests: Nalongue Cogan (Cogan), Kier Johnson (B. Johnson), Laura Schlotterback (Blaha) and  numerous guests associated with the World in Your Lobby workshop.

Scholarship Enhancement: John “Red Cross” Ehresmann

Announcements:
David Koenig invites anyone interested in the club’s Ethical Leadership Committee to meet with him today after our noon meeting.

The board voted last month to support a pilot project to provide an evening meal at the KEY one Wednesday a month. Janine Atchison is looking for volunteers who will shop for supplies, coordinate the evening or cook on a specific Wednesday evening. See her if you can help.

You are invited to participate in an upcoming North American Ice Fishing tournament Friday, Jan. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 28. There will be free indoor seminars at Jesse James Lanes and an ice fishing kids’ camp. The tournament, itself, with a $14,000 payout, will be held at Cedar Lake. See Lisa Peterson for details.

Youth exchange students are taking to the Welch Village slopes on Sunday, Feb. 4. If you are interested in going, see Todd Thompson.

Our 2017-18 outbound students are:
Madison Asp — Finland

Joan Erickson — Argentina

Annika Fisher— South Africa

Bergen Hoff — Czech Republic/Slovakia

Emma Iverson — Spain

Alex Kovach — Japan

Joseph Kreis — Italy

Benjamin (Ben) Mohlke — Brazil

Piper Nelson — Germany

Jenna Olien — South Korea

Jack Overstreet — Brazil

Gregory Pelletier — Argentina

Espen Richardson — Norway

Elizabeth (Betsy) Schuerman — Denmark

Allison (Al) Weise — Thailand

Coming Up:

February 1 — Human Trafficking (Thompson)

February 8 — Penny Hillemann, Classification (Kaczmarek)

February 15 — Robert Massoud, How a Just Palestine-Israel Peace Can Save the Planet (Rogers)

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Save the Date! Annual Golf Tournament: Monday, July 9, 2018

Laura Baker Services Association - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 3:35pm

Join us for our 27th annual LBSA Golf Tournament which will be held on Monday, July 9th, at Northfield Golf Club! Registration starts at 11 AM, be in your carts by 12:45PM for a 1PM shot gun start!

Sponsorship opportunities are available and registration is now open.

Contact Cassandra DeVries (507-645-8866 ext. 101) with any questions or to register your team over the phone.

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2017 Gala: Celebrating Our Community

Laura Baker Services Association - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 2:54pm

We were honored to share an incredible evening with more than 300 friends at the 2017 Laura Baker Services Association Gala on December 2. The theme, Celebrating Our Community, emphasized the different ways various members of the community partner with LBSA, allowing us to bring the power of possibility to people with special needs. Speakers included Steve Underdahl, CEO of Northfield Hospital & Clinics, our generous neighbor and ambassador Frank Grazzini, and Kira and Randy Yoder.

A very big thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, presenters, donors and attendees who made the evening possible! Because of your generosity, we raised $168,000 at the Gala, $73,000 of which supports our Fund-a-Cause campaign supporting LBSA’s Creative Arts, Family Support and Advocacy programs. View the photo album on Facebook.

View the Photo Album on Facebook!

Save the Date!

Mark your calendar for the 2018 Gala, which will be held on Saturday, December 1.

 

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Diane Pearsall is Making A Difference

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 9:00am

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) recently recognized HealthFinders volunteer Diane Pearsall with the “Making A Difference” award for investment of her time and her heart into our community. The award is given to community members or organizations that help make Northfield an even better place for young people.

HealthFinders Collaborative — with offices in Northfield and Faribault — offers medical and dental care, along with wellness education, to community members with limited access to such services. Because HealthFinders meets the needs of a diverse population of clients, it relies on volunteers for services such as language interpretation.

A recently retired Carleton Spanish professor, Diane volunteers her time as a HealthFinders volunteer interpreter twice weekly. Diane received numerous nominations for this award. Natalie Marfleet, project lead at HealthFinders, noted, “Diane is our longest-serving, most dependable Spanish interpreter. She stays calm even during stressful patient visits and does her best to ensure patients fully understand what the doctor or nurse has said to them.”

Emily Carroll, nurse practitioner at HealthFinders, added that “Diane’s consideration and care for our patients – young and old – is outstanding and her generous spirit and good nature lifts everyone’s mood even during the busiest clinics.”

Diane’s dedication to HealthFinders patients and to our community is obvious. “Our patients love how she interacts with them; she is truly a blessing,” summed up another nominator.

The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative and the Northfield News present the Making a Difference Award cooperatively. If you know an individual or group that you would like to nominate for this award, visit www.northfieldhci.org for nomination guidelines and the easy-to-complete application, or find HCI on Facebook. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and are selected by a review team of HCI board members and local youth.

By Cheryl Strike

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Rotary Cogwheel | January 11.2018

Northfield Rotary Club - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 8:10am

Today’s Program | Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

Today: Patricia Fenswick, Refugees in the Workplace (Blaha)

Next Week: Jenni Ronni, Classification, (Zweifel)

Birthdays: Ragh Singh (1/10) and Lynne Pederson (1/11)

Statement of Purpose: Northfield Rotary Club is dedicated to promoting peace and understanding through service and shared experience. We invite people from all corners of the community to join us as we partner with others to support youth, build sustainable infrastructure and preserve our planet. 

Last Week:

Houston. We have a problem.

The earth is warming at an unprecedented rate; humans are the cause and it’s an urgent issue, says Alan Anderson, chair of our Climate Action Committee.

Save for a handful of “merchants of doubt,” Alan says the scientific community is unanimous in its recognition of the human influence on global warming. “It is no hoax,” he said.

Sixteen of the last 17 years are the warmest years on record. Average global temperature has increased by 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit. Ice caps are melting faster than projected. Coastal waters are rising, and climate change has sparked more severe natural disasters, ranging from hurricanes in the gulf and Atlantic to forest fires in California. The only way to combat these changes is to reduce our carbon emissions, he said.

Rotary, with its global reach and track record of success, is uniquely positioned to address these issues, Alan said. On a national scale, Alan sees benefits of implementing a carbon fee and dividend. Locally, he reminded us of our educational efforts at climate summits and our support of city leaders in their efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.

Climate change affects everyone, he said. It puts at risk all of Rotary’s six areas of focus — peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, and economic and community development. Ultimately, we owe it to our children, grandchildren and all future generations to take this issue seriously and to act, he said.

Mini-Classification:
Rick Estenson, a member since 1999, pointed us to a recent missive from the president of Rotary International, Ian Riseley, where he encouraged us to actively seek to attract younger people and women to our clubs. Diversity is our strength, President Risely wrote. He said our clubs must reflect the world in which we live.

Marston Headley Award

David Wolf, our long-time treasurer, was named this year’s winner of the Marston Headley Award. The award goes each year to a club member who provides exceptional service to the club or the community. David was cited for his unassuming and supportive nature while keeping track of money in and money out for the club over the past five years. The award is named for past member Marston Headley, now deceased, who was a past president and long-time secretary for the club. Congratulations David. He now must find an appropriate landing for the fabled traveling Rotary shovel, which will be in his custody for the next 12 months.

Guests: Lin Wolf (Rotary) and Richard DeBeau (the law firm of Craig and Davis)

Scholarship Enhancement: The affable Charlie Gogan

Announcements:
David Koenig invites anyone interested in the club’s Ethical Leadership Committee to meet with him next week after our noon meeting.

The board voted last month to support a pilot project to provide an evening meal at the KEY one Wednesday a month. Janine Atchison is looking for volunteers who will shop for supplies, coordinate the evening or cook on a specific Wednesday evening. See her if you can help.

Chris Weber is looking for 10 more club members to read to elementary students at our elementary schools as part of Northfield Promise’s literacy campaign.  We have 20 already committed and going through the required background check. If you can help, see Chris.

President Wakely said the movie “Breathe,” starring Andrew Garfield, is a movie that will provide information and insight into polio and the development of the iron lung. If you have a chance, she encourages you to see it.

Our 2017-18 outbound students are:
Madison Asp — Finland

Joan Erickson — Argentina

Annika Fisher— South Africa

Bergen Hoff — Czech Republic/Slovakia

Emma Iverson — Spain

Alex Kovach — Japan

Joseph Kreis — Italy

Benjamin (Ben) Mohlke — Brazil

Piper Nelson — Germany

Jenna Olien — South Korea

Jack Overstreet — Brazil

Gregory Pelletier — Argentina

Espen Richardson — Norway

Elizabeth (Betsy) Schuerman — Denmark

Allison (Al) Weise — Thailand

Coming Up:

January 25 — Beatriz Rebello, Exchange Student (Stevens)

February 1 — Human Trafficking (Thompson)

February 8 — Penny Hillemann, Classification (Kaczmarek)

February 15 — Robert Massoud, How a Just Palestine-Israel Peace Can Save the Planet (Rogers)

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Rotary Cogwheel | January 4.2018

Northfield Rotary Club - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 7:41am

Today’s Program | Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018

Today: Pau Ortemberg, our inbound exchange student from Spain (Chavie).

Next Week: Patricia Fenswick, Refugees in the Workplace (Blaha)
Birthdays: Fred Rogers (1/4) and Curtis Tiano (1/6)
Statement of Purpose: Northfield Rotary Club is dedicated to promoting peace and understanding through service and shared experience. We invite people from all corners of the community to join us as we partner with others to support youth, build sustainable infrastructure and preserve our planet.

Last Week:
Northfield Promise is taking a “collective impact” approach to improve the reading levels of our elementary students. It’s looking to align all of the community’s literacy efforts in service to this goal.

Laura Turek of Northfield Healthy Community (HCI), staffs the reading team for Northfield Promise. She said the program aims to measure what matters, identify best practices and implement what evidence suggests works. Northfield Promise wants all kids to be ready to read by third grade. The team is promoting reading to kids of all ages, making books more accessible to all families, involving the family, mentoring and integrating reading into a wide range of out of school activities.

Northfield Promise has created a number of outreach efforts. They include the Book Bike, a bi-pedal version of the bookmobile; providing books on school buses; a program called Bookends, reading before and after a youth activity such as soccer or dance; and now Breakfast Buddies. Laura is recruiting readers to share stories with kids during their 25-minute breakfast period at our elementary schools. If you are interested in participating, see Chris Weber or contact Laura Turek at laura@northfieldhci.org
Mini-Classification:
Chris Weber, a native of Chicago and a graduate of St. Olaf, has spent 23 years in the financial services and investment industry. He moved to Northfield with his wife Deanne in 1999 and now works for Community Resource Bank. They have two children.

Chris reminded us that our Literacy Committee began in 2010. Since then we have supported literacy in Northfield in a variety of ways. In partnership with the Early Childhood Coalition we have participated in collecting and distributing books across the community. We have contributed to the Northfield Library’s expansion project and helped underwrite its new bookmobile. Now we are collaborating with Northfield Promise’s literacy team to promote literacy and improve the reading skills of elementary students.

Ugly Sweater Contest: First-year entrant Brent Nystrom, the 29 Cent Santa, bested a field of 15 to win the 2017 Ugly Sweater Contest. The Rotary applause meter narrowed the field to three: Brent, Pat O’Neil and Vicki Dilley. We wished Vicki a happy birthday sent her on her way. And then there were two. Pat, who looked like a walking consignment shop, was nipped at the wire by a reindeer’s nose, and Brent earned the victory lap. But as always, no one’s a loser when you are making memories for Northfield Rotary.

Guests: Sam Richardson (Hillmann), Stacy Longwich and Maria Estenson (Estenson), Jose Martinez, former 2015 inbound exchange student, (A. Sivanich), and Aishwarya Gokhale from India, a former inbound exchange student (Taylor).

Scholarship Enhancement: Shelly Holden

Announcements:
The International Film Forum at Carleton College will focus on focus on ecological and civilization sustainability in a 10-week series beginning Monday, Jan. 8, 7 to 9 p.m. and extending through February. For more information, go to: apps.carleton.edu/arts/iff/schedule/ or contact Alan Anderson.

Nominations for this year’s Rotary Good Neighbor Award are due today. See Erica Zweifel if you have an eleventh-hour nominee.

Rachel Estrella reported that 15 of the 18 candidate for outbound placement next fall were accepted by the district. She thanked everyone who contributed to the interview process.

Jim Blaha invited members to consider attending the “World In Your Lobby: Adventures in Working Across Cultures” workshop next Thursday, Jan. 14. Patricia Fenwick, Refugee Workforce Development Outreach Specialist for the Minnesota Department of Human Services, will speak at Rotary at a workshop immediately following our meeting at the church. If you plan on attending, please RSVP by calling 507-664-3580.

Our own Rick Estenson was named Business Person of the Year by the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations, Rick on a recognition well-deserved.

Our 2017-18 outbound students are:
Madison Asp — Finland
Joan Erickson — Argentina
Annika Fisher— South Africa
Bergen Hoff — Czech Republic/Slovakia
Emma Iverson — Spain
Alex Kovach — Japan
Joseph Kreis — Italy
Benjamin (Ben) Mohlke — Brazil
Piper Nelson — Germany
Jenna Olien — South Korea
Jack Overstreet — Brazil
Gregory Pelletier — Argentina
Espen Richardson — Norway
Elizabeth (Betsy) Schuerman — Denmark
Allison (Al) Weise — Thailand

Coming Up:
January 18 — Jenni Ronni, Classification, (Zweifel)
January 25 — Beatriz Rebello, Exchange Student (Stevens)
February 1 — Human Trafficking (Thompson)
February 8 — Penny Hillemann, Classification (Kaczmarek)

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Rice County Family Services Collaborative Accepting Grant Applications

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 10:23am

The Governing Board of the Rice County Family Services Collaborative is announcing possible funding opportunities for fiscal year 2018, beginning July 1, 2018. The mission of the Rice County Family Services Collaborative is to support the availability of comprehensive services designed to enhance and strengthen functioning for families with children ages 0 to 18. The Collaborative Board is accepting proposals to fund projects congruent with its mission and will entertain proposals in the following five areas:

  • Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention
  • Mental Health
  • Chronic Absenteeism
  • Support to Families with Young Children
  • Children of Incarcerated Parents/Justice-Involved Parents/Families

Applicants are required to submit a proposal that details a plan to address the identified issue within the mission of the Collaborative. Successful applications will: be based on collaboration with identified partners; detail how the work will change systems serving Rice County children and their families; and include a plan for sustainability. Grant awards have historically ranged from $5,000 – $25,000. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018.

For more information or to obtain an application, please contact the Rice County Family Services Collaborative at rcfsc@northfieldhci.org.

The vision of the Rice County Family Services Collaborative are safe, healthy families with children ages 0 to 18. Governing Board members include representatives from Rice County Social Services, Rice County Public Health, Rice County Community Corrections, Faribault Public Schools, Northfield Public Schools, Cannon Valley Special Education Cooperative, and Three Rivers Community Action, in addition to community members.

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Shari Setchell is Making A Difference

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative - Tue, 12/19/2017 - 12:52pm

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) recently recognized local choreographer and director Shari Setchell with the “Making A Difference” award for nearly two decades of sharing and inspiring the art of dance in our community. The award is given to community members or organizations that help make Northfield an even better place for young people.

Shari’s influence has touched countless Northfield youth through her work with Northfield Arts Guild classes and productions; Northfield High School musicals (including the last eight Rock and Roll Revival performances); Arcadia Charter School; the A+ Art Club; Minnesota State Academy for the Blind; and St. Olaf College.

In nominating Shari for the award, Ray Coudret and Bob Gregory-Bjorklund noted, “Shari has opened members of our entire community to their potential as movers, dancers, artists, people due to her ability to inspire novice performers to look like they’ve trained their whole lives, and to push experienced performers to heights they never thought possible.”

“‘Genius’ is the word that we keep coming back to when we think of Shari Setchell,” they continued. “This word is not chosen lightly. Shari is a genius when it comes to helping people visualize and achieve beyond their wildest imagined capabilities… Each person with whom she interacts is left with a confidence and belief in themselves that can carry them for a lifetime of success in other areas.”

The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative and the Northfield News present the Making a Difference Award cooperatively. If you know an individual or group that you would like to nominate for this award, visit www.northfieldhci.org for nomination guidelines and the easy-to-complete application, or find HCI on Facebook. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and are selected by a review team of HCI board members and local youth.

By Cheryl Strike
Northfield Healthy Community Initiative

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Vintage Band Festival 2017

Northfield Arts Town - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 2:28pm

Vintage Band Festival 2017 will be held on July 29 from 10am–10pm in downtown Northfield, featuring a jam-packed day of non-stop brass and wind band music. Crowd favorites among the bands returning to Vintage Band Festival in 2017 include Bavarian Musikmeisters, Sheldon Theater Brass Band, Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble, Brio Brass, and Copper Street Brass. New this year will be the Fife and Drum Corps from Historic Fort Snelling in St. Paul, Brass Lassie, and the McNasty Brass Band.

Learn more about the event at the Vintage Band Festival website.

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The Pirates of Penzance

Northfield Arts Town - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 2:19pm

Set sail with this Northfield Arts Guild Theater production that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history – so famous, that Lin Manuel Miranda claims it as inspiration for his work on the musical Hamilton.

Performances are July 21-23, 28-30, Aug. 4-6, F/Sa 7:30pm, Sun 2pm at Arcadia Charter School, 1719 Cannon Rd, Northfield.

Directed by Bob Gregory-Bjorklund with musical direction by Daniel Kallman and choreography by Shari Setchell. Gilbert and Sullivan’s Comic Operetta.

On the coast of Cornwall, a band of tenderhearted pirates celebrates the coming of age of Frederic, who was mistakenly apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday. Now, Frederic has vowed to devote his life to the extermination of piracy – until a ludicrous leap year snag threatens to keep him apprenticed to the pirates for life. Throw in a bevy of beauties, a brash Pirate King, the delightfully stuffy Major-General Stanley and you’ve got an endearing evening of fun for the entire family.

An opening night reception is scheduled for July 21 and a post-show discussion will occur following the July 23 matinee. Tickets available at northfieldartsguild.org, 507/645-8877 or at the downtown Center for the Arts.

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