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Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:12pm
On Friday, October 3, 7 p.m., PENCHANT (Northfield Women Poets) will appear with Stephanie Henrickson in the Northfield Arts Guild Gallery to celebrate Henricksen as an artist and an activist. Join us for "Poems at an Exhibition." Poems celebrating women, the land, everyday events. Particiating poets: Karen Herseth Wee, Riki Kolbl Nelson, Mary Moore Easter, and Jane Taylor McDonnell.
Bring some friends to share art seen and heard.
Submitted by Becky Carlson on Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:14pm
Nonprofit organizations seeking grant funding from Northfield Shares in 2015 are encouraged to submit their applications soon. The deadline to apply is October 1. Formed as a result of the merging of 5th Bridge and Northfield Area Foundation, Northfield Shares disbursed over $38,000 in grants in its 2014 cycle.
Submitted by Teresa Tillson on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 9:47pm
Banjo pickin’ Northfield folk phenomenon Helen Forsythe will gather some of her friends at Riverwalk Market Fair this Saturday from 9 to noon to play folk music with a contemporary flair. Helen, a recent graduate of Northfield High School, has opened for Martha Scanlan at the Northfield Arts Guild and performed at the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival.
Kids Activity at Saturday’s Riverwalk will be hosted by the Friends of the Northield Library. David Walbridge, a one-man-circus of comedy, magic, juggling, modern vaudeville will perform at 11 am. Be sure to catch this great family show.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Sat, 09/13/2014 - 5:12pm
September 21, 2014 is International Day of Peace. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. This year's theme is "The Right of Peoples to Peace" raising awareness of the worldwide violence against groups of people and individuals. The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.
Local observance will be from 2 to 4 p.m.Bridge Square, Northfield. This is the 12th Annual Northfield Community Celebration of the International Day of Peace. Music, drumming, short speeches, stories and an open mic are part of the program. All are welcome to attend and participate.
Submitted by Teresa Tillson on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:29pm
Watercolor Artist Kathy Miller Returns to Riverwalk
Award winning watercolor artist Kathy Miller returns to Riverwalk Market Fair for three Saturdays, September 13, 20, and 27. One of Riverwalk Market Fair’s most popular artists, Kathy creates floral and landscape watercolor paintings and limited edition prints. Kathy’s “White Peonies” won the prestigious “Best of Show” award at the Minnesota Watercolor Society’s 2013 Juried Spring Show. Kathy’s “Tomatoes” is the featured art on Riverwalk Market Fair’s 2014 poster. A former teacher, and always and passionate artist, Kathy fell in love with watercolor as she neared retirement. A watercolor workshop in Giverny, France, site of Claude Monet’s garden, provided Kathy with greater insight, visual perception, and emotional sensitivity in her work. Kathy says, “Being there were Claude Monet painted and experiencing the light as he did has had a profound effect on me. I am certain it will forever alter how I see and paint the world around me.”
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 5:26pm
Come to the library on Monday, Sept. 15th at 7 pm and meet our architects and talk with library staff about "Building Tomorrow's Library!" Come and see what is possible!
For more information and details please check here- http://guides.mynpl.org/libraryimprovement
Submitted by Betsey Buckheit on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 9:54am
The panel of local events organizer, Paul Niemisto (Vintage Band Festival), Ann Mosey (Cannon River Roots Festival), and Hayes Scriven (DJJD and Outlaw Run) will present their experience as well as helping facilitate discussion about the impact of events on the community, the challenges and costs of presenting events, and considering how to make it easier to stage great events in Northfield.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Mon, 09/08/2014 - 6:28pm
Megan Tsui, Executive Director of the Northfield Enterprise Center and SPUR, announces that the next Lunch and Learn will be on September 15th. The topic is preventing harassment in the workplace. “We’ve had some business clients ask for help and understanding in what they can do to make sure their workplaces are safe and productive places,” Tsui comments. Gina Franklin will be the presenter.
Tsui also says the interns are ready to work through the Hired Hands program. “If you have a project or research question you’ve been meaning to get done, but haven’t found the time, Let us help you! The interns are super-duper, and love to work with small business owners.”
Submitted by Leah Rich on Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:36pm
A community-spirited event to benefit Northfield-area nonprofits is right around the corner. Northfield Shares, the nonprofit that formed as a result of the merging of 5th Bridge and Northfield Area Foundation, will host the Defeat of Jesse James Days Run/Walk on Sunday, September 7. The 5K run/walk and 15K run are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. in downtown Northfield at the Northfield Armory (519 South Division Street). Proceeds from the event will be used to support the organization’s vital operating expenses. Online registration is now open at www.djjdrun.org. On-site registration will also be available on the day of the event.
Submitted by Teresa Tillson on Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:17pm
Schoolhouse Apirary will present bee watching (in an enclosed observation hive) at Riverwalk Market Fair on Saturday, August 30. Learn about bee habits and efforts to keep beehives healthy and robust against colony collapse disorder from Laura Heiman, beekeeper. Alexander's Ragtime Brass Band, featuring two trumpets, a French horn, a valve trombone and a tuba, plays music ranging from the Baroque period to modern jazz. This small reprise of the hugely popular Vintage Band Festival will be a brass band treat.
Riverwalk Market Fair takes place Saturdays, June through October in Northfield's Bridge Square, 9 am to 1 pm, rain or shine. Each Saturday features a different combination of organic and sustainably grown produce from local farmers, artisan foods, seasonal flowers and a juried selection of the region’s top art and fine crafts. (Riverwalk will be closed Saturday, September 6, for Defeat of Jesse James Days).
Submitted by Teresa Tillson on Fri, 08/22/2014 - 9:43am
Music at Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday, August 23, will be by Wake-Robin, the Northfield based duo of Brad Easterson on fiddle and Captain John Hanson on banjo and guitar. Wake-Robin's specialty is traditional instrumental folk music, especially Celtic and American Civil War songs. Banjo Helen Forsythe, previously scheduled for this Saturday, will perform at Riverwalk on September 27.
Riverwalk Market Fair takes place ever Saturdays, June through October, rain or shine, in Northfield's Bridge Square, 9 am to 1 pm. Each Saturday features a different combination of organic and sustainably grown produce from local farmers, artisan foods, seasonal flowers and a juried selection of the region’s top art and fine crafts.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Wed, 08/20/2014 - 7:42pm
The Jesse James Film Festival will come to an end on Thursday, August 21 with "The Assissination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" at 6:30 p.m. at the Weitz Center for Creativity.
Submitted by Teresa Tillson on Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:17am
Music at Riverwalk Market Fair on Saturay, August 16 will be provided by 13 year old Sam Ryden. Sam is already making a name for himself as a musical prodigy. His sophisticated musical sense and strong stage presence helped him reach the pre-teen division semifinals of the Minnesota State Fair Talent Contest in both 2012 and 2013.
New season local honey and locally grown tomatoes are are now available from Riverwalk farm vendors. Riverwalk Market Fair, an open-air artists and farmers market, is open 9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays, June thorugh October in downtown Northfield's Bridge Square.
Submitted by Teresa Tillson on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 5:43pm
Parker Ousley will play and sing folk, blues, and jazz at Riverwalk Market Fair on Saturday, August 9 from 9 am to 1 pm. Also featured will be welded steel garden structures by Jennifer Wolcott and kids activity on water quality by the Cannon River Watershed Partnership. Summer produce is plentiful, including tomatoes.
Submitted by Dan Bergeson on Fri, 08/01/2014 - 8:59am
Vintage Band Festival is presenting a one-day event on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. With musical styles ranging from Civil War to Old Time to Jazz and more, 12 diverse bands from around Minnesota will perform outdoor concerts on Northfield’s Bridge Square starting at 9 a.m. and going until 9 p.m.
The event will be held in conjunction with Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair in Bridge Square, where arts, crafts, and fresh foods are available. The event is free and open to the public, but donations to VBF are greatly appreciated. The next full four-day Vintage Band Festival will be held July 28-31, 2016, following a successful festival in August 2013.