Blue Zones author Dan Buettner to share his secrets for a long and happy life

Who are these Northfielders? I heard over the weekend that Dan Buettner is coming to Northfield for a free presentation next Monday, courtesy of Northfield Shares, our local community foundation. (Event\tickets page here.)

No, Dan is not going to talk about his world record-setting bike expeditions in the 80s & 90s. He's now all about Blue Zones and what communities can do to help their citizens live happier and longer.

I just listened to Dan on a panel at the Aspen Ideas Festival when MPR News aired it last month. Give it a listen and you'll appreciate what a good speaker he is.

So this morning I stopped by the world headquarters of Northfield Shares to get a photo of staffers Mike Kranze and Carrie Carroll with their poster of Dan's presentation so I could blab about the event here on and elsewhere.

Tickets are free but limited since he'll be speaking at the Northfield Middle School Auditorium. I'll be there, scheming to get a photo of me with Dan.

You can help get the word out by sharing the event page or this post to friends, especially your fellow Northfielders.