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YMCA Run/Walk Program - 10 weeks to your first 5K (Safe, Healthy Progress-Run & Love It)

Running is a ton of FUN and so good for your health (full body health)!  The trick is preparing your mind and body so you can enjoy the exercise and your body can achieve the maximum benefit.

This program is a progressive walk to run program for all those interested in running their first 5K (or brushing back up to one).  It's geared towards beginners and is a tried and true program to move you from walking to running over 10 weeks.

It is important that you prepare for this program by walking actively before starting with us May 27th.  We'll begin to do some running the first night (short intervals, at a slow pace).

How can you make running a lifestyle change?  Studies have shown-exercise with someone - run with someone and you are more apt to stick with it so grab a friend, neighbor or relative and join us!

Event at a Glance:

YMCA Run/Walk Program

May 27 - July 29

Wed evenings 6:30-7:30

YMCA Day Camp – Something Different for the Kids This Summer! Ages 3 - Middle School

boys at YMCAGirls at YMCAAnimals, bugs, barns, farms, plants, rocks – it’s all outdoors and there is SO much to explore. What are you looking for this summer? 1/2 day programs, 3, 4 and 5-day programs, full week programs, one week or all summer, the Northfield Area Family YMCA has it all.

We have programs for preschoolers (Wee Camp), elementary age (Day Camp, Y Navigators and Prairie & Wood) and middle school youth (Teen Adventure).

Tennis Block Party set for Saturday, May 16, 2009

May 16 2009 10:30 am
May 16 2009 12:00 pm

The Northfield Tennis Association (NTA) is sponsoring its second-annual "Tennis Block Party" at the Northfield High School Courts on Saturday, May 16, 2009, from 10:30 a.m. to Noon

The NTA is committed to promoting tennis as an activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Tennis players of all ages and abilities are invited to this FREE event! Bring your racket and be ready to have some fun on the courts. If you haven't played in awhile, just stop by - we'll have rackets available to use.

Coaches will lead fun tennis activities geared to people's interests and abilities. All are welcome and encouraged to come.

There will be information on tennis-related activities for youth and adults happening in Northfield over the summer. Plenty of prizes will be given away, too. A free picnic lunch will be served at noon.

Northfield Tennis Association meets on Monday (May 4, 2009)

May 4 2009 7:30 pm
May 4 2009 9:00 pm

The next Northfield Tennis Association meeting is this coming Monday (May 4) at 7:30 p.m.  We will meet in room SS106 of the Northfield Community Resource Cente

Arena Users: Take City's Survey Before Friday

Did you come to open skate or participate in special events at the newly renovated Northfield Arena? Did you take skating lessons or play on a hockey team?

ALL Northfield Arena Users are encouraged to take the short survey below to provide feedback about the 2008-09 season and support recommendations for future improvement and change.

The survey was posted by Jason Eisold, Recreation Manager for the City of Northfield and will be available until FRIDAY, MAY 1.


Two Baseball Authors Appearing at Carleton College

Kind readers of my book of baseball history often remark on the time and effort it took to do the research. But before I researched, I had to learn how. I did that by listening to and reading the work of people of experience and accomplishment — people such as Stew Thornley and Dan Levitt, two award-winning authors who will talk baseball and baseball history at 4 p.m., Monday, April 20, in the Gould Library Athenaeum at Carleton College.

The free public event, which is sponsored by the Carleton Bookstore, is part of the store’s weeklong celebration to mark the return of baseball. I can’t think of two better sources in Minnesota to help fans do just that.

Northfield Tennis Association meets Monday

Apr 6 2009 7:30 pm
Apr 6 2009 8:30 pm

The next Northfield Tennis Association meeting is this coming Monday (April 6) at 7:30 p.m.  We will meet in room SS106 of the Northfield Community Resource Center (1651 Jefferson Parkway).  It promises to be a full meeting, hitting on topics including adult playing opportunities, junior programming, the upcoming Tennis Block Party, and marketing/publicity.  Your input, ideas, and energy are needed, so we hope you can make it!

To learn more about the Northfield Tennis Association, visit or email




Tennis Night at Beef 'O' Brady's --- Wednesday, April 8!

Apr 8 2009 4:00 pm
Apr 8 2009 8:00 pm

Wednesday, April 8 is "Tennis Night" at Beef 'O' Brady's!  Stop by the restaurant from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and enjoy a delicious meal.  On your way out, drop your receipt in the bucket by the door.  20% of the amount you spend will be donated to the Northfield High School boy's tennis team. The funds will be used to help defray team costs.  This is a great and easy way to show your support for local youth tennis! 

Beef 'O' Brady's is located at 2018 Jefferson Road.

Spring Skating Camp - A Big Hit

Spring Skating Camp wrapped up a great season for the Northfield Skating School! Camp took place Saturday March 14th and Tuesday March 17 and involved skaters with a variety of abilities, ages, and skating backgrounds. Skaters from Northfield and five other southern MN cities participated in a two-day series of skill workshops.

Beef O' Brady's hosts fundraising event for Skateboard Coalition this Thursday

Mar 12 2009 4:00 pm
Mar 12 2009 8:00 pm

This Thursday evening (March 12) , Beef O’ Brady’s is hosting a special fundraiser to benefit the Skateboard Coalition.

Stop by the restaurant from 4:00-8:00 p.m.  After you have enjoyed a delicious meal, drop your receipt in the bucket by the door and the Skateboard Coalition will receive 20% of what you spent!

It’s a great way to support a fantastic group of local youth — and also have a great dinner.

Beef O’ Brady’s is located at 2018 Jefferson Road.

Hope to see you there!


Adult Softball Meeting at NCRC

Mar 17 2009 7:00 pm
Mar 17 2009 9:00 pm

Northfield ISD 659It is time to start thinking about summer!

The 2009 Northfield Community Services adult summer softball league meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 17th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Northfield Community Resource Center (NCRC) in room 105.  Fees, league nights, team rosters, important dates, and field improvements will be discussed and team registration materials will be distributed.

League nights are as follows: Monday nights - Women's Upper and Lower League, Tuesday nights - Men's Lower League, and Wednesday nights - Men's Upper League.  Individuals looking for teams are welcome to attend this meeting.

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Erin at 507-664-3502 or

Skateboard Coalition hosts pancake breakfast Sunday at Applebee's

fundraiser posterThe Northfield Skateboard Coalition will host a pancake breakfast this Sunday (March 1, 2009) from 8:00-9:30 a.m. at Applebee's (2433 Highway 3 South).  The breakfast will include all-you-can-eat pancakes, plus an order of eggs, sausage, and breakfast beverages.

Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased at the door -- or from your favorite local skateboarder!

The funds raised at the breakfast will go to support the Northfield Skateboard Coalition.  This group of incredible young people has been working for nearly three years to raise money and public support for a skateboarding plaza in Northfield.   To date, the youth have raised over $30,000 to go for the construction of a plaza.

Hope you can make it on Sunday to support this important grassroots youth effort!

Northfield Tennis Association meets Monday

Mar 2 2009 7:30 pm
Mar 2 2009 9:00 pm

Just a reminder that the next Northfield Tennis Association meeting is this coming Monday (March 2) at 7:30 p.m.  We will meet in room SS106 of the Northfield Community Resource Center (1651 Jefferson Pkwy).  It promises to be a full meeting, hitting on topics including junior programming, adult playing opportunities, facilities (particularly the indoor variety!), and marketing/publicity.  Your input, ideas, and energy are needed, so we hope you can make it!

In addition, Nancy Lundberg from the United State Tennis Association's (USTA) Northern Section will be joining us to talk about ways that the USTA can be of assistance to our tennis efforts here in Northfield.

Hope to see you there!  To learn more about the Northfield Tennis Association, visit or email

2009 Summer Traveling Soccer Registration

Register for Traveling (Competitive) Soccer!

On-line registration is open NOW until March 1, 2009.   Our Registration FAQ is available with information about season dates, contacts, and specifics about the program.

OR Register in person on Saturday, February 28 at Greenvale Park School from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  NSA Board members and volunteers will be available to guide you through registration and answer questions about the program.

Donate Used Soccer Gear and Equipment

Cleats and shinguards too small?

Graduated from in-house to traveling soccer?

How about those mountains of soccer shorts, T-shirts and socks?

The Northfield Soccer Association needs your used soccer gear and gently worn clothing through March.

  1. February 21 and 22, 6 to 8 a.m. at Shattuck in Faribault during U-15 to U-17 girls' and boys' tryouts.
  2. February 28, 9 a.m. to noon, at Greenvale Park Elementary during Soccer Registration Day.
  3. Through March, you may also bag up your used gear and equipment, label the bag "NSA" and drop it on the porch at Kelly Scheuerman's house, 201 Nevada St., near Carleton.

QUESTIONS? E-mail Kelly Scheuerman:

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