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Weekend entertainment

negcoverthumbgeneric.gifThere's lots happening this weekend in the Northfield area, including The Big Wu Anniversary Show at The Rueb tonight and Night of a Zillion Laughs on Saturday at the Grand Event Center.


See pages 12-13 of the current issue of the NEG, the Northfield Entertainment Guide (PDF)

Northfield Historical Society Annual Meeting Open to the Public

The Northfield Historical Society would like to invite you to our Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 4 at the Northfield Golf Club. Doors open at 5:30 with an hour of meeting, greeting and socializing around the cash bar with friends. At 6:30 there will be a buffet dinner featuring your choice of wild rice stuffed chicken or penne pasta with shrimp, roasted red potatoes, green beans with slivered almonds, dinner salad rolls and coffee.

Following dinner will be a program featuring our keynote speaker, Christopher M. Thomfored, President of St. Olaf College. We will also be recognizing our Volunteers of the Year, Mary Zoe Scott and Ashley Wentworth. There will be a short board meeting for members to vote on new board members and a brief progress and planning report given by Executive Director, Mark Fagerwick. Adjournment of the meeting will be 9:00 p.m. but we encourage all to arrive early and stay late and have some fun with the Northfield Historical Society. Please join us for some history in the making. Call 507-645-9268 for more information.


Come one, come all, to a Night of a Zillion Laughs February 18, 7-11 p.m. at the Grand Event Center!

The Northfield Historical Society is saying thank you to the Grand for their support of downtown Northfield with this fundraiser. There will be stand-up comedy by T. McKinley at 7:30. Then from 8:45 to 11:00 dance the night away to the music of the Zillionaires. (Click image to enlarge.)

This event is FREE to the public with NO COVER at the door. Donations will be accepted at the door, with the proceeds going to the Northfield Historical Society. This is an event not-to-be-missed! COME ON DOWN AND HAVE SOME FUN WITH US!

Weekend entertainment

negcoverthumbgeneric.gifThere's lots happening this weekend in the Northfield area.


See pages 8-9 of the current issue of the NEG, the Northfield Entertainment Guide (PDF)

Looking For Something To Do This Weekend? One-Act Plays at the Nfld High School

I'm about to blow the lid off a well-kept secret: This year's performance of the student-directed One-Act Plays at the Northfield High School. I saw the performances last weekend. (Click the poster for a larger view.)

Okay, I HAD to go, because one of my daughters is involved. But by the time it was over, I had to admit it was one of the most delightful experiences I've had in a long time. The students did a fabulous job in selecting, directing, and acting in these short plays, and anyone who enjoys live theater with a bit of improv will have a great time.

At least one of the plays ("David's Redheaded Death") has a very adult element, so it's not appropriate for kids, but it's a sensitively done dramatic piece. "Ferris Wheel" is excellent; "Jack vs. Jill", a farcical legal proceeding, uses audience participation to determine the outcome; and "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind" is very, very funny. Performances are this weekend at the NHS auditorium, Friday and Saturday evening at 7:00p. Do yourself a favor, and see what great creative kids we're turning out in this community.

Meet the Earth: Sustinaining Ourselves, Our Community, and Our Environment

Sustainability--we throw this word around in offices, schools, and communities, but what does it mean?  How does it relate to our psyches and social networks?  Meet the Earth: Sustinaining Ourselves, Our Community, and Our Environment, aims to help us think about how we can balance our lives and express ourselves in healthy ways through art, workshops, and music!   Take some time to listen, share, and reflect upon how you sustain your own life.

The event,  freely provided at Carleton College, will begin at 12:30 in NOURSE Hall (the building directly East of Arena theater) where Dean Wagner will present a sustainability award to a staff or faculty member for the year 2005. From 1:15-3:15pm renown ARTIST and ACTIVIST Libby Roderick will give a workshop on "Sustaining the Self: Life balance" in Nourse, which will be followed by the opening of an Art show in Hulings Hall.  The art show is entitled "Sustaining: Life" and is still accepting works from the Northfield community.  Food and live music will be at the Art show.

Weekend entertainment

negcoverthumbgeneric.gifThere's lots happening this weekend in the Northfield area... starting tonight.


  • Carleton
  • Art on Water
  • Northfield High School
  • NAG Theater
  • The Tavern (2 events)
  • The Contented Cow (3 events)
  • Brad's Corner Bar (2 events)

See page 5-6 of the current issue of the NEG, the Northfield Entertainment Guide (PDF)

Northfield Entertainment Guide: Feb, 06 issue

NEGthumbdfeb06.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.

The NEG is published by Rob Schanilec and Lora Steil at By All Means Graphics.

We allow them to use photos from N.org in each issue of the NEG; and we place a linked thumbnail to the current month's PDF of the document in our sidebar.

In exchange, they give us an ad in the publication.

New YMCA Blog, community meeting

YMCA.JPGThe Northfield Area Family YMCA has started a new blog to keep the community up-to-date on the progress of bringing a YMCA to Northfield. It's now listed in the sidebar listing for the local civic blogosphere.

The most recent post encourages everyone to attend a Community Wide Meeting that will provide information and answers to questions about the YMCA, as well as present opportunities to get involved. I will be at the event with camera in hand. I do plan on making a post

Martin Luther King Day Celebration on Monday night

I got this email from HRC member Charlie Cogan last week. See the complete press release in HRC member Helene Haapala's calendar entry for the the event.

Dear Griff, just a quick FYI. David Schlosser of the Northfield Human Rights Commission is going to forward a press release to your attention. The 12th annual MLK Jr. Celebration will be at St. Dominic's Church next Monday evening. I know you get hundreds of things a year coming your way, but this should be a good event. The keynote speaker is the Consul of Mexico in St. Paul and there will be some nice music and other speakers and even a group gathering at the Bridge Square around 6:30 p.m. to walk over to St. Dominic's together. I'll shut up and get out of the way, since the press release says all of this much better than I just did. 

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