Community Events

Saturday night live music in Northfield

In addition to the Just Food Cabaret at the NAG Theatrer, six other area venues are hosting music-related events tonight:

Hogan Brothers, The Grand, The Tavern, The Contented Cow, Brad's Corner Bar, and The Key.

See P. 7 of the NEG, the Northfield Entertainment Guide (PDF) and the calendar entry for The Key's Punk Show for more.

ArtOrg's printmaking studio opens

ArtOrg's printmaking studio, lower floor of the Perman building (under the Art Store), held its grand opening last night with demonstrations, part of Artcrawl. Click photos to enlarge.

Local artists Rick Swearer and Liz See demonstrated the same press technique that was used to print Kari Alberg's Govenors Ball lithograph.

Scott King of Red Dragonfly Press demonstrated letterpress techniques to (left and center)) Jeanne Hatle and (right, L to R) Margit Johnson, Eric Johnson, Steve Hatle, Steve Wilmot, Sam Demas, and my main squeeze, Robbie Wigley.

John Berkey at ArtOrg

The "John Berkey Observed" show at ArtOrg's Moving Walls Gallery ended last night with a closing party. Above left and center: John Berkey and his wife Demi Wahl Berkey. Right: ArtOrg auctioned an original 1977 Berkey conceptual art piece for the movie Star Wars on eBay this week. The auction ended at 9 pm last night and the piece reportedly sold for $5,000. I've got my eye on a print of "Moonrise."

Cabaret Fever! Co-op Disavowes Responsibility

Cabaret Poster

Northfield has Cabaret fever. The Northfield Arts Guild will be performing the play Cabaret April 21 through May 7. This weekend, Just Food Co-op staff, members and friends will be performing a cabaret.

The Just Food cabaret will feature dance, musical, comedy and other performances. Food and beverages will be provided although organizers say guests are welcome to bring their own un-staining white beverages.

The Just Food cabaret will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Disclaimer 1: While the event is primarily co-op staff organized, the cabaret is not an official Just Food Co-op event, and co-op officials deny all responsibility for anything done or said at this event.

Disclaimer 2: I am an employee of Just Food Co-op who is performing in the cabaret. I also deny all responsibility for anything I might do or say at this event.

Weekend entertainment

negcoverthumbgeneric.gifThere's lots happening this weekend in the Northfield area, in addition to the Art Crawl. Where?

See pages 6-7 of the current issue of the NEG, the Northfield Entertainment Guide (PDF).

Art Crawl is today


Ruth Sylte, Director of Communications for ArtOrg, has a posted an entry for today's ArtCrawl on the calendar that's the most comprehensive. Someone made a poster for the event that's been plastered about town (above right, click to enlarge) but no one seems to have the PDF for it on their web sites. Participating organizations' event links: ArtOrg, ARTech, Art On Water Gallery, Northfield Arts Guild.

Weekend entertainment


There's lots happening this weekend in the Northfield area.


  • The Dittman Center at St. Olaf
  • The Goodsell Observatory at Carleton
  • Hogan Brothers
  • The Tavern (2 events)
  • The Grand
  • The Contented Cow (3 events)
  • Brad's Corner Bar
  • St. John's Lutheran Church

See pages 4-5 of the current issue of the NEG, the Northfield Entertainment Guide (PDF).

Northfield Entertainment Guide: January 06 issue

NEGjan06coverthumb.gifThe new issue of the Northfield Entertainment Guide (NEG) is available free throughout the Northfield area and here via PDF.

Click image to view within your browser or right-click on the image to "Save link/target as..." and then download it and view/print from your PC.

Jingle Bell Run raises $3,125 for the Jeff Amerman Pavilion

Bo Aylin, Carlson Capital Management, attached a comment to an earlier blog post about last Saturday's Jingle Bell Run. I thought I'd highlight it here (below) with some photos (click to enlarge).
Left photo: Bo with his bullhorn at the start of the race.
Left center: Jim "St. Nick" Blaha (right) and a colleague (who?)
Right center: It's a lousy photo (I must have been shivering) but Rick Estenson's face as his wife Kris looks on deserves some scrutiny. Rick has been one of the people leading the Pavilion project for the Northfield Rotary.
Right: Volunteer musicians Doug Rowe, Todd Harvey, Judy Reitz, Gary Meidt.

Solar 101 Workshop at the library tonight

RENew Northfield is hosting a Solar 101 Workshop tonight at the Northfield Public Library.

See RENew Executive Director's Bruce Anderson's blog post for more details. Maybe he'll be there wearing the same shirt. (Click to enlarge.)

Jingle Bell Run tune-up

Nancy Moe, wellness coordinator at Northfield Hospital, Juliana Sayner, and Laura Clements were heading out on a run at 6 am this morning downtown. Are they tuning up for tomorrow's Jingle Bell Run? Show up at the Armory for the 9 am start of the race and find out.

Weekend entertainment

negcoverthumbgeneric.gifThere's lots more happening this weekend besides the Jingle Bell Run and the Sesquicentennial Governor's Ball.

See the current issue of the NEG, the Northfield Entertainment Guide (PDF) for other events around Northfield this weekend.

Just Food Co-op birthday

The Just Food Co-op natural food market turns one year old today. The celebration, however, will be Saturday, Dec. 17. Here is a schedule of events from an email announcement:

Northfield Volunteer Organization (NVO)

There's not an official name yet but details on the formation of the Northfield Volunteer Organization (NVO) are being released. Last week's Northfield News had an article titled Ball funds to create NVO.

candytaylor100w.jpgGreg Carlson and Justin Stets, principals of Carlson Capital Management and founding members of the Northfield-based Minnesota Center for Philanthropy, sent out a press release and an FAQ (PDFs) today on the new organization. Candy Taylor is the new executive director. Proceeds from this weekend's Sesquicentennial Governors Ball (see yesterday's blog post) will be used to help fund NVO.

They also announced a temporary web site. Interested people can subscribe to the RSS feed of the weblog there and/or the email announcement list.

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