City of Northfield Prepares for Independence Day

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For Immediate Release

Friday, June 29, 2018

Contact:    Michelle Mahowald
Communications & Human Resources Director
(507) 645-3012
 michelle.mahowald@ci.northfield.mn.us

Northfield - June 29, 2018, Northfield City offices, including the Northfield Public Library and Municipal Liquor Store, are closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

 

Old Memorial Pool will close at 6:00 p.m. on Independence Day.  Normal regular pool hours are 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

 

The City of Northfield Fireworks Display will be held on Wednesday, July 4, and start at approximately 10:00 p.m. The attached map has the location of the launch site, the safety zone and viewing areas.


The City of Northfield has a NEW mobile app!

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Press Release – The City of Northfield has a NEW mobile app!

For Immediate Release

Date June 26, 2018

 

Contact:           Michelle Mahowald, Communications & Human Resources Director

                        michelle.mahowald@ci.northfield.mn.us

               

Northfield, MN - The City of Northfield is pleased to announce the release of our new mobile app! This new digital tool will provide you with a better connection to the local resources, news, and information you want and need when on-the-go and out in our community.


Next electronic recycling event is Saturday

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The next electronics recycling event is on Saturday June 2nd.  It will take place at the UCC Church at 300 Union Street in Northfield from 10am to noon.

Please drop off materials on the collection day only.  Jim, the recycler, is still accepting CRT televisions and monitors, but they must be transportable by one person and there is a small cash fee for each, depending on the size.

Any other electronic items will be accepted, as will metal items.  If you have questions about what can or can't be dropped off, please contact Jim directly at 651-214-3857.


June film festival explores the past and future of the Palestinian story

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Documentary films exploring the past and future of Palestine are the selections for the 2018 NJP Palestine film series.

 All shows begin at 7 p.m. on three consecutive Tuesdays beginning June 5, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1321 North Ave., Northfield, and are free and open to the public. Each evening will end with discussion and a brief question-and-answer period.


City of Northfield Announces Vacancy on Charter Commission

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For Immediate Release

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Contact:     Deb Little
                   City Clerk
                   (507) 645-3001
                   deb.little@ci.northfield.mn.us

 


Monkey Valley Race for Epilepsy

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The Monkey Valley and Funky Monkey Mile were inspired by Reuben Menk, age 12, after his cousin Coho Menk died suddenly from an epileptic seizure. Reuben loves to run, especially if it is for a god cause. Reuben is hosting this race at his family farm in rural Kenyon.  All proceeds benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota. The race is at Monkey Valley – Kenyon, MN, 11301 East 230thSt., Kenyon, MN 55946. Come for the race – stay for a picnic! If weather permits, we’ll have a campfire, music and games, too. If you’d like to volunteer at the race instead of participate, contact us at cshigin@yahoo.com.  Please check the website for details.  www.monkeyvalleyrace.com.  Register before May 5 to get a T-shirt.  Online registration ends May 15.  Same day registration (for an extra $5) will take place from 9-9:45 a.m. on race day. Cost is $30 for adults and $20 for youth under 14.


Call for Submissions - Writers' Night: Community

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Writers are invited to submit poetry or prose on the theme of COMMUNITY (broadly or narrowly construed) for a reading at Imminent Brewing to kick off the First Friday Art Nights series sponsored by the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC), the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission, and the City of Northfield.

Up to 750 words of prose or three pages of poetry can be submitted to:

poet.laureate@ci.northfield.mn.us

Submissions to be read at the event will be selected by a panel of judges. Please send your submission as a Word document or in the body of your email.

Submission deadline: Friday, May 4, 2018.



Preparing for Art Festivals

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Many artists are looking for new ways to show their work, and will be participating in outdoor art festivals this year.  For juried festivals, what do successful artists do to get accepted into the festival?  Once you’re in, what makes an effective booth set up? 

The Northfield Arts Guild is here to help!  A panel of experts: Heather Lawrenz, Patsy Dew and an artist tba will lead a conversation focused around preparing for art festivals on April 26, at 6:00 p.m. at the Northfield Public Library Pye Room. During this conversation attendees are encouraged to ask questions and share their tips and experiences.  

Interested in attending? Space is limited, please reserve your seat by emailing heather@northfieldartsguild.org or calling (507) 645-8877.


Auditions for "Next to Normal" at Northfield Arts Guild Scheduled in May

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Auditions for Next to Normal, the rock and roll musical story with book by Brian Yorkey, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, are coming up in May.The show is about a suburban mother with bipolar disorder and the effects of her illness on her family

The Northfield Arts Guild is committed to building a creative and dynamic theater that celebrates individual differences and diversity and treats everyone with fairness and respect. The Guild encourages all – beginners or established artists – to audition for roles and to volunteer for technical positions.

This is part of The Guild's 2017-18 Striking Conversations Theater Season.  Eric Parrish, and opens will direct it July 27, 2018.


Lysistrata to be performed in June in Central Park

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The Northfield Arts Guild Theater presents Lysistrata, by Aristophanes’.   This bawdy, comic masterpiece of war and sex proclaims. "make love, not war!”  With the Peloponnesian Wars raging, the distressed women of Athens take matters into their own hands, refusing to make love with their husbands until the war is over.


Bridge Square Observance of Nakba May 12

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This year marks 70 years since the Nakba, the mass expulsion of Palestinian people and destruction of their homes in their native land.Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel is commemorating the anniversary with a series of events. Each Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., supporters of a just peace in Palestine will gather at Bridge Square in Northfield in support of demonstrators in Gaza, now through May 11. 

Palestinians living in Gaza are marking the anniversary with a host of actions, starting with the March 30 “Great Return March,” in which tens of thousands of them marched to the fence that separates the enclave from Israel. Israel’s violent response to Palestinian resistance has been making headlines ever since.


2018 Maple Syrup Fun Run May 5 at River Bend Nature Center

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The River Bend Nature Center Maple Syrup Fun Run and Pancake Brunch is coming on Saturday, May 5 at the Center.  There will be a one-mile walk, and 5k, 10k, 25k or 50k fun runs. Registered participants will receive the 2018 Syrup Fun Run T-shirt, and admission to the pancake brunch which will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration has been extended through Sunday, April 22 for those who want guaranteed availability of shirts. After that, registrations are welcomed through the race day. If you’re not a runner, you can sign up as a “Couch Potato” and receive he T-shirt and admission to the pancake brunch. Sponsors of the 2018 Maple Syrup Fun Run are Humfeld Chiropractic and Edina Realty. 


Political Parody Sing-Along set for April 25

As election season heats up, it’s time for Cannon Valley Indivisible to come out of hibernation. Join your neighbors and friends at Imminent Brewing on Wednesday, April 25, from 8-9:30 p.m. for an evening of song, strategy, and community.

We will sing patriotic/parody lyrics that have been used at CVI events over the past year, plus a few new ones. We will hear from newly-endorsed candidates and start planning election-related summer and fall activities. We also will talk about joining forces with other community groups similarly dedicated to improving relationships between constituents and representatives at the local, state, and national levels.

Imminent Brewing is located at 519 Division St. and is hosting the event as a fundraiser, so bring a few dollars to donate to Moms Demand Action and/or Northfield's Municipal ID initiative, plus a few more dollars to spend on delicious, local beer. Soft drinks are also available, and kids and teens are welcome.


Northfield's 2018 Earthday Events

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Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries[1] are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. In Northfield, the 2018 Earth Day Celebration is a three-day event where the community can dance, join free workshops and learn new skills, engage in community service.


Not Afraid to be Creative or get a little Dirty? The Y is Hiring Summer Counselors!

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The Y is Hiring ! 

To view all open positions and to apply, visit our website by clicking here

Are you...

Graduating this year or home for the summer?  Looking to make a difference? Good with Kids? Not afraid to be creative or get a little dirty?  Apply to join the Y's summer camp staff team.

Duties: Serve as a lead for a group of 8-10 campers each day; oversee the health, safety, and welfare of the campers; provide supervision, direction, enthusiasm, and positive reinforcement for the campers; demonstrate patience and positive role-modeling and teach daily skill session activities. Works 20-35hours/week.


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