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WINGS is Accepting Grant Applications for 2016

WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support)

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From: WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support)

Re: WINGS is Accepting Grant Applications for 2016

WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support) invites Northfield area nonprofit organizations to apply for a 2016 WINGS grant. These grants are given in support of projects benefitting women and youth in the Northfield area. WINGS gives grants to qualified nonprofit organizations, public schools and government organizations for the purpose of general community support. Projects funded must benefit residents of the Northfield School District.

Volunteer Fair Hosted by the YMCA - Saturday, Jan 9th. Visit local organizations to find out what is available.

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When you volunteer, benefits abound.  That is why the YMCA is hosting a Community Volunteer Fair - Saturday January 9th.  If you have thought about volunteering but want to learn more about what is available.  Stop by the YMCA Saturday morning. 

YMCA Winter Programs & Services - PreK, School Age, Teen, Adult & Family Opportunities. Quick Links.

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It is January in Minnesota and the Northfield YMCA has an abundance of new programs, new equipment and new classes.  Want more information?  Here are some quick links. 

Check our program brochures

View our list of programs online.  

View our calendars for group exercise classes, lap swimming, open gym and more. 

Is there babysitting or drop-in child care available at the Y (we call it Child Watch)? 

What volunteer opportunities are available? 

Hiring Aquatic Instructors and Lifeguards

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Northfield Community Services is hiring certified WSI aquatic instructors and lifeguards for the upcoming 2016 season. Opportunities exist for teaching or guarding infant/toddler level aquatics and Red Cross levels 1 - 6. For more information, please contact Melissa at MBernhard@northfieldschools.org or call 507-664-3502. Apply directly by clicking HERE (fall, winter, spring recreation positions #2014).

Warm Up This Winter!

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Raise your body temperature and participate in Community Services recreation programs. Opportunities include tennis, ping pong, swimming, bowling, martial arts, volleyball, basketball, lightsaber dueling, skating, soccer, floor hockey, pickleball, horseback riding, fitness classes, self defense, CPR/AED/First Aid, adventures and open gyms. Whether you are an adult, teen, youth or infant, there is something for you! If you'd like to register or learn more about a specific program, click HERE to be directed to the Community Services classes and registration web page.

HCI funds 10 “Investing in Youth” grants this fall to benefit area youth

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This fall, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Board approved grants to support 10 projects and activities designed to benefit Northfield youth, including the first-ever “Roger Jenni Investing in Youth Grant”. All projects are funded through HCI’s Investing in Youth grant program.

Funded projects included:

Winter Break Basketball Camp

Learning how to do our best!

Swoosh! This camp is designed to introduce boys and girls ages 6 - 12 to the sport of basketball through skill development and small group games. Sports Unlimited staff will focus on helping your child learn the rules of basketball while working on team play and sportsmanship. Individual skills taught include shooting, passing, dribbling and learning the strategies of offense and defense. Children will be divided by age and skill level. Staff to camper ratio 1:10. For more information or to register, click HERE. Community Services may be reached at 507-664-3649 or at www.northfieldschools.org (follow the Communty Services link). Class number 1153-F15A

Monday & Tuesday, December 28 & 29

10 am - 1 pm

Bridgeater Elementary Gymnasium


E-Cycling at First UCC Next Saturday!

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The first Saturday of the month is coming up fast and once again, this is your best chance to dispose of old things containing circuitry or metal.  Come to the First United Church of Christ, 300 Union Street, December 5 from 10 until noon. If you miss this chance and don't want to wait until the first Saturday in January, call the e-cycler himself to arrange a time when you can bring your material directly to him to process.  His name is Jim Caswell, phone number 651-214-3857.
Here are examples of what you can bring -- at NO cost.

Snowmobile Safety Class

Here Comes The Snow!

Attention snowmobilers ages 12 to 18!  Minnesota law requires a valid snowmobile safety certificate to operate a snowmobile on public property. Safety classes for snowmobile safety certificates are given by the Waterford Warriors Snowmobile Club. Be ready for winter! Class is held on Monday, November 9 & 16 from 6 - 9 pm in the Bridgewater Elementary cafeteria. You must be age 12 by the end of the course and must be present at both classes.

Charlie Parr to participate in First UCC Sunday Nights Service


Margit Johnson reminds Northfielders that the First UCC Sunday Nights is back and now it's every week!!  This Sunday at 5:00 p.m., Charlie Parr, guitar virtuoso, will be the featured participant. The public is welcome to attend this informal service. First UCC is located at 300 Union Street in Northfield.

Northfield High School Students, Emily Morsching and Cole Glassing Join the YMCA Board

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The Northfield Area Family YMCA is very pleased to announce the addition of two new Youth Board Members.  Emily Morsching, Senior at Northfield High School and Cole Glassing, Sophomore at Northfield High School were heartily welcomed to their first YMCA Board Meeting this month.  "The addition of youth in all our conversations will bring a wonderful perspective and value to the future of the YMCA."  said Virginia Kaczmarek, Executive Director.  For a complete list of all board members, visit http://northfieldymca.org/about/board-of-directors/

Habitat House Dedication

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Rice County Habitat for Humanity will hold a house dedication at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13 for the Weaver family. The dedication will be held at the house, 216 1st Ave SW, Faribault. The dedication is open to the public, and will include a short program and a chance to meet the Weaver family.

Nicole Weaver is the mother of three children - Alleena, Alex and Adyran - and works at Rust Consulting. The Weavers are one of two Rice County Habitat Partner Families for 2015. This year’s Faribault build was in honor of Bill Sartor, a long-time Habitat supporter and volunteer.

Rice County Habitat for Humanity partners with families who otherwise may be unable to achieve the dream of homeownership by establishing partnerships among God’s people to build simple, decent, affordable homes.

HealthFinders is GROWING! Check out our open positions!

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HealthFinders is growing! We are in the process of hiring 6 new positions ranging from a part time development and communication associate, a part time grants writer, two community health care workers and a care coordination project lead. Check out our website at healthfindersmn.org/getinvolved.

2015 Northfield CROP Walk


The Northfield CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk is the largest walk in the state and the only community-wide event/effort in Northfield to eradicate hunger and poverty, provide disaster relief, and resettle the growing number of refugees worldwide.

Please join us on Sunday, October 4th, 2 p.m. as we leave from All Saints Episcopal Church, 419 Washington St. and walk through Northfield, ending at Bridge Square.

Seventy-five percent of monies raised will go to support projects around the world sponsored by Church World Service (CWS); the other twenty-five percent will go to the Northfield Community Action Center.

E-Cycling this Saturday, October 3rd!

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Bring your unwanted electronics, appliances, and scrap metal this Saturday, October 3, from 10 A.M. until noon, to the First United Church of Christ, 300 Union Street.   As a special option this month, even LARGE appliances such as refrigerators are OK to bring.   

Old-fashioned CRT-based TVs (or monitors) will NOT be accepted this month.  But Bestbuy will take up to 3 such TVs per day as long as they are 32" or less.  Here is a website giving more details about all aspects of Bestbuy's recycling program:


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