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Northfield's Arts & Culture Commission Announces 2017 Living Treasure Award Presentation ~ Monday, February 6, 2017 - 7 pm - The Grand Event CenterSubmitted by Bonnie Jean Flom on Mon, 01/09/2017 - 12:56am
The Arts and Culture Commission of the City of Northfield cordially invites community members to the 2017 Living Treasure Award presentation on Monday, February 6, 2017, at the Grand Event Center (doors open at 7 pm; program at 7:30 pm). The award, co-sponsored by the ACC and the Northfield News, will be presented to this year’s recipient, local artist Judy Swanson, by Mayor Rhonda Pownell.
The Living Treasure Award annually honors a Northfield area resident who makes an outstanding and lasting contribution to the city’s identity and quality of life through and on behalf of the arts and culture. The event at the Grand is generously supported by a variety of local area businesses
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Wed, 12/28/2016 - 4:11pm
Preschool Parents - The Y wants to hear from you.
We put together a short 5-question survey to get feedback from parents of preschoolers.
What types of programming would you like?
What days of the week and times work best in their schedules?
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Fri, 12/23/2016 - 3:55pm
There will be special "Reindeer Games & Stories" Tuesday through Friday with morning storytimes for all ages with books, songs and fingerplays. In the children's area at 10 and 11 am. In the afternoon we will have Legos, Wii, board games, iPads, Reindeer Bingo and more! 1 to 3 pm in the Bunday meeting room on the first floor. All programs are free.
Check on the library's calendar for details. http://guides.mynpl.org/Events
Submitted by Rachel Haider on Tue, 11/22/2016 - 1:15pm
Purple Door Youth Theater presents A Christmas Carol by Rochelle Norbert. This classic and beloved tale plays for two weekends: Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 11. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm and Sunday matinees are at 2:00pm. The Northfield Arts Guild Theater is located at 411 West Third Street in Northfield.
Nineteenth century London comes to life as Ebenezer Scrooge embarks on a wondrous journey through Christmas Past, Present, and Future. This holiday season witness Ebenezer Scrooge’s miraculous Christmas Eve transformation. A greedy businessman, with no time for kindness, compassion, or charity, Scrooge is visited by four spirits warning him to change his ways. Appropriate for all members of the family, this rendition of Dickens’ tale of hope and redemption reminds us all of what’s really worth celebrating.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Fri, 11/18/2016 - 9:21pm
Marilyn Sellars and Steven C (aka Steven C. Anderson) team up for a special musical afternoon Sunday, Nov. 20, at 4pm at St. John's Lutheran Church in Northfield as a benefit for Ruth's House, a nonprofit providing transitional shelter and support for homeless women, children and families in Faribault. Sellars is a Northfield High graduate whose 1974 song "One Day at a Time" topped Elvis Presley on the charts. She was enshrined in the Minnesota Rock and Country Hall of Fame in 2004. Joining her will be talented pianist and composer Steven C who has sold well over two million copies of his own recordings, with millions of online streams of his piano pieces. He has performed with Mannheim Steamroller and recorded with the London Symphony Strings, among many other credits. Admission is free, with a free will offering encouraged for Ruth's House.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:02am
Effective immediately, the YMCA in partnership with the Veterans Administration is providing a $0 Joiners fee for Veteran and their families. At the Y, we understand the dedication and personal sacrifice that veterans and their families make to protect and serve our nation. As a small token of gratitude for your military service, we’re waiving the joiner fee for veterans and their families at every Y across Minnesota (monthly membership costs still apply).
“As a U.S. Marine Corp veteran, I could not be more proud of this partnership with the VA. I look forward to finding more ways to support not only those who have served our country but also their families.” Virginia Kaczmarek, Northfield Area Family YMCA, CEO.
We are here to help support your health and wellness goals.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Tue, 11/08/2016 - 3:59pm
Announcing the new Northfield Public Library website! Library Director Teresa Jensen states “We hope you will find these pages easy to navigate, clearly written, and with a clean, streamlined look. Our new look is inspired by our recent Library renovation, and by John Maakestad’s Jubilate, on display in the Library atrium”
Submitted by Joan Ennis on Thu, 11/03/2016 - 5:00pm
Northfield Reads brings the community together for conversations to promote an understanding and appreciation of the diversity among us. For the past three years, the Northfield Reads Committee has focused on a specific group of our population. In 2014, the group focused on veterans. In 2015 we focused on immigrants. In 2016 we focused on people living in poverty. In 2017 we will focus on mental illness.
For this discussion, we have selected the book Unholy Ghost; Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey. Copies of the book will be available at the Northfield Public Library and on sale at Content Books. The book is paperback. Each essay in the book can be read alone. The expectation would be that the community would read part or all of the book, and the essays would be a jumping off point for discussion.
Submitted by Rachel Haider on Tue, 11/01/2016 - 11:45am
The Northfield Arts Guild hosts auditions for the Frederick Knott thriller, Dial M for Murder, on Sunday and Monday, November 6 and 7, at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 West Third Street, Northfield, MN.
Dial M for Murder features a small cast of characters for six adult actors. No prior experience is needed to audition for Northfield Arts Guild Theater productions. Those interested should attend the open audition at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater: no appointment necessary. Actors should arrive as close as possible to 5pm on Sunday or 7pm on Monday. Those auditioning will read from the script both individually and with scene partners, no memorization required.
Scripts are available for short-term check-out at the Northfield Arts Guild’s Center for the Arts offices, 304 Division Street, Northfield.
Northfield's Arts & Culture Commission Invites the Public to a "State of the Arts" Community ConversationSubmitted by Bonnie Jean Flom on Fri, 10/21/2016 - 8:47pm
The public is cordially invited by Northfield's Arts and Culture Commission to a presentation and conversation with Sheila Smith,Chair of the Creative Minnesota Project and Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts.Sheila will share information about the economic impact of the Arts and lead us in a conversation aboutwhat creates cohesiveness in an arts community. Find out what other successful artscommunities (like Northfield) are doing to bring people together to strengthen and support the arts.
LOCATION: St. John’s Lutheran Church, St. John’s Hall, 500 3rd St. W. Northfield, MN
DATE / TIME: Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:00-8:30 pm
COST: free and open to the public
Submitted by Debby Nitz on Wed, 10/19/2016 - 9:34am
Get ready to have some fun at the Northfield Public Library! Come dance and enjoy the music of Jivin' Ivan and the Kings of Swing Band on Friday October 21 from 7-9 pm. Come as we continue to celebrate the new library atrium! This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call the library at 507-645-6606.
Submitted by Joan Ennis on Tue, 10/18/2016 - 9:55am
Get ready to have some fun at the Northfield Public Library! Come dance and enjoy the music of Jivin' Ivan and the Kings of Swimg Bank on Friday, October 21 from 7 - 9 pm. Come as we continue to celebrate the new library atrium! This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call the library at 507-645-6606.
Submitted by Debby Nitz on Wed, 10/05/2016 - 2:29pm
The Northfield Public Library, along with Content Bookstore and Graywolf Press, is pleased to have Benjamin Percy, novelist, comics writer and screenwriter, present a storytelling workshop and craft lecture on plot and suspense at the library on Wednesday, October 19 at 7 pm in the Bunday Meeting room. After writing two short-story collections and a literary novel, Mr.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Tue, 10/04/2016 - 1:20pm
On Thursday evening, October 6, join Bill North as he talks about the pleasures of exploring Italy's many layers of history. Like a mosaic, Italian landscapes and cultures are composed of elements drawn from many times and possessing many different qualities, and nowhere can this mosaic-like quality be observed better than Rome and Sicily. Bill will share images and perspectives accumulated over years of living, travelling, and teaching in Italy with his wife Victoria. He will also offer some thoughts on the practicalities of Italian travel and answer questions.
Bill is a professor of History & Medieval & Renaissance Studies at Carleton College. He and his wife, Victoria Morse, have traveled and taught extensively in Rome and Italy.
Library's Bunday Meeting room on the main level from 7pm to 8 pm. The event is free and open to all.
Submitted by Bonnie Jean Flom on Fri, 09/30/2016 - 9:50pm
The Arts and Culture Commission invites Northfielders to submit the name of anyone whom they feel is worthy of being considered its 2017 Northfield Living Treasure.The deadline for nominations is November 7, 2016. Nomination forms can be downloaded from http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/1507 or picked up in hard copy at the Public Library, the City Hall Administration office, and the Northfield Arts Guild.