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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.


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.


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.


Tom Brosseau in Concert

Tom Brosseau performs at The Guild Theater on April 21.

Folksinger and songwriter Tom Brosseau performs as part of the 411 Concert Series on Saturday, April 21 at 7:30pm at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 Third Street West. Brosseau comes from a working family with a musical background; his grandmother taught him the acoustic guitar while he was in grade school.  He has toured Japan, Canada, Portugal, Iceland, Australia; performed in bars, backyards, grand halls, subways, theaters, old folks homes; exchanged songs and poetry with many talented folks, including Susan Orlean, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Patrick Marber, Bonnie Raitt and the late Sam Hinton. Ray Coudret is opening for Tom Brosseau.


Imagination Celebration at the Northfield Arts Guild

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The public is invited to the annual Imagination Celebration event, a free day of art and performances on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 10 am- 2 p.m. at the Northfield Arts guild. This family-friendly event features the All-School Show in the Main Gallery, mini performances, demonstrations, and hands-on art activities in the Art Studio, Clay Studio, and Dance Studio. This celebration of all things great about art is a popular, long-running event drawing hundreds of people to the Northfield Arts Guild’s Center for the Arts.


Backyard Bird Feeding and Information Session about the 2017 National Audubon Christmas Bird Feeder Count

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Join us on Saturday December 9th from 10:00 am -12:00 pm in the Northfield Public Library Bunday Room for what promises to be a wonderful, informative program. 

Deb White of Paddington's Seed and Feed in Faribault will talk about birds that reside in Minnesota the year around, an explanation of the different types of bird feeders, types of bird seed, backyard habit for attracting birds and more.

Gene Bauer will share information about how you, your friends and family, can participate in the 118th National Audubon Christmas Bird Feeder Count.  The count area is a fifteen mile radius and includes Northfield, Faribault and locales in-between.  Participating in the annual bird feeder count program is easy, fun and scientifically important. 

Coffee and donuts will be served at this family friendly event.

For further information please contact Jamie Stanley at the Northfield Public Library, 507-645-1802 or jamie.stanley@ci.northfield.mn.us.


Northfield Rotary Free Range Turkey Trot (even if you are out of town)

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Participate long distance in Rotary’s 17th annual Turkey Trot

You’re not going to be in town for the 17th Annual Northfield Rotary Turkey Trot? No worries. Join us long distance through our Free Range Turkey Trot option.  

Gather friends and family wherever you are on Thanksgiving Day and run or walk your own 5K to support the important causes supported by this event and show your solidarity with the 1,000-plus runners and walkers making their way through the friendly neighborhoods of Northfield.

Funds raised at the Turkey Trot will support Rotary’s ongoing work with its youth exchange program and polio eradication. Northfield is known as a “rock star” in Rotary youth exchange circles. Northfield regularly sends 10 to 15 students abroad each year and this year is hosting six foreign students.


Join us (all family members (and the dog too)): Northfield Rotary Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk Thanksgiving morning.

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The 17th annual Northfield Rotary Turkey Trot is an opportunity to have fun while doing good.

The 5K Run-Walk Thanksgiving morning in Northfield raises funds for Rotary International’s Polio Plus campaign and for Northfield’s successful youth exchange program. And don’t forget the Northfield Food Shelf. Runners and walkers are encouraged to bring a food item to replenish the store.

The Turkey Trot will begin at the Carleton College Weitz Center at 9 a.m. Same-day registration opens at 8 a.m. The cost is $15 per participant if you register by Thursday, Nov. 9, or $20 if you register after that. Runners and walkers are encouraged to bring their dogs to the event. Canines will be recognized with a bandana complements of Countryside Animal Hospital and Kennels, one of the Turkey Trot’s major sponsors.


Tonic Sol-fa Benefit Concert for Three Links Foundation

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Tonic Sol-fa is coming to Northfield! This family friendly concert is one you won't want to miss. Tonic Sol-fa's original songs, arrangements and albums have won numerous contemporary a cappella awards for best pop album, gospel song and Christmas original, have been featured on television and in movies and have garnered numerous positive national reviews. Join us Friday, October 13 at 7:00 at the Northfield Middle School Auditorium - a benefit concert for Three Links.

Tickets are $20 and for seniors and students; $15. Purchase tickets online at www.tonicsolfa.com or pick them up starting one hour prior to event at the Middle School Auditorium; 2200 Division St. S in Northfield. Questions: call Ruth at (507) 664-8867


Halloween Themed Events at the Northfield Arts Guild

Danse Macabre: Night of the Living Dancers on Friday, October 13th.

The Northfield Arts Guild presents two Halloween themed events this October.  Danse Macabre is back, and this time, “Night of the Living Dancers”, is perfectly situated on Friday the 13th of October. This sure-to-sell-out event is one night only: a night of dances and surprises revolving around the dark, macabre and twisted. Danse Macabre is held at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 Third Street West, beginning at 7:30pm, October 13, 2017.  Tickets are $15 general admission and are available at NorthfieldArtsGuild.org or by calling 507-645-8877.


Take the Fork in the Road

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New Northfield Arts Guild Exhibition

 

The Northfield Arts Guild presents “Take the Fork in the Road: Realism and Abstraction” an exhibition featuring paintings by Julie Fakler, ceramic installation by Lisa Truax, and colored pencil drawings by Steven Watson. This exhibition runs September 28 through October 28, 2017 in the Main Gallery at the Northfield Arts Guild Center for the Arts, 304 Division Street South. 

Julie Fakler paints on a gessoed hardboard with many thin watered down layers of acrylic paint. Her subjects are domesticated animals that include cats, dogs, and farm animals. This exhibition will feature the work created during her SEMAC grant project after visiting South East Minnesota farms to meet the farm animals and farmers. 


Jesse James Bike Tour - Saturday, Sept 9th - 5 routes!

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The countdown for the 2017 Jesse James Bike Tour has officially begun – the event will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2017, rain or shine.
 
The Northfield Rotary Club organizes and hosts the annual tour, inviting riders of all ages and skill levels to participate in the family-friendly event. Participants under 18 can register for free with a paid adult, courtesy of Northfield McDonald’s.
 
New this year, a shuttle will take riders from the finish line to downtown Northfield for a post-ride celebration being co-hosted by Imminent Brewing and Armory Square.

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