Northfield YMCA Kids Cooking Club Begins 2013 Sessions on Jan. 14

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The first Northfield Area Family YMCA Kids Cooking Club session of 2013 is set for 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, in the kitchen of the Church of St. Dominic, 104 Linden St., Northfield.

The monthly cooking class, taught by students from St. Olaf College’s Wendell Berry Honor House, focuses on building eating habits that are healthy and good for the environment.

Each session will highlight a local, seasonal ingredient of the month, and children will be taught to prepare a dish with that ingredient. They will learn to master basic cooking techniques and, of course, will eat the yummy final product.

The program is open to children in first through fifth grades.

In addition to the Jan. 14 class, sessions are planned for Feb. 18, March 11 and April 15. Children can register for one or all four sessions. 

Cost is $10 per session for YMCA members and $15 for community members.

Parents can participate at no additional cost.

Additional information about the Cooking Club is available on the Y’s website——and in the Y’s Winter Program Brochure, which is available:
• Online at
• At the Y’s office, on Highway 3 just south of the Quarterback Club.
• At the Northfield National Guard Armory, 519 Division St.
• At the Y’s Health and Wellness Fitness Center, 900 Cannon Valley Drive, on the campus of the Northfield Retirement Center.

To register for this or any Northfield YMCA program:
• Complete a brochure registration form;
• Visit and click the Registration button;
• Stop by the Y’s office; or
• Call the Y at 507-645-0088.

The Northfield YMCA welcomes all who wish to participate in its programs, meaning no one is turned away because of inability to pay.

Information: 507-645-0088 or