Fitness Forward 2015!
Our Fitness Workout Center is undergoing a major transformation. After 14 years in this facility, many of our machines need replacement and others are in need of repairs. Scroll through a slideshow about our campaign to update our Fitness Facility.
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ANNOUNCING THE 6th ANNUAL NORTHFIELD TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT!
Players come from all over this part of Minnesota. You may enter to play in a singles event or a doubles event, or both. New this year is a special SENIORS SINGLES event just for those age 60+ who would not be advancing in other events in the tournament. See more details and a DOWNLOADABLE ENTRY FORM.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.
Two old time radio programs will be performed “for a live audience” (that’s you) on Saturday, March 21 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 22 at 3pm. We will be performing, complete with sound effects, one of the popular “Whistler” mysteries, which were on the air from May of 1942 until September of 1955. One of the intrigues of The Whistler show was always the surprise ending. Each show began with the Whistler setting the mysterious, suspenseful tone with these words, “I am the Whistler, and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales, hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes…I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak.”
In addition to the Whistler episode, “The Necklace was Incidental,” the players will present an episode of the Camel Comedy Caravan, hosted by Jimmy Durante. Cast includes: Dan Van Tassel, Dick Waters, Marie Gery, Jim McDonnell, Jane Greenwood, Jim Haas, Dale Sheldon, Rhoda Van Tassel, and Peggy Sheldon. Our “orchestra” will be Craig Wasner at the piano.
Tickets: $10 (includes CAKE DESSERT served after each performance.
Buy your tickets at the Front Desk at the Center, or to order online: SATURDAY TICKETS
Mark your calendars, and plan to attend, this year’s live presentation of a radio show on March 21 at 7:30pm and March 22 at 3pm. We will be performing, complete with sound effects, one of the popular “Whistler” mysteries, which were on the air from May of 1942 until September of 1955. One of the intrigues of The Whistler show was always the surprise ending. Each show began with the Whistler setting the mysterious, suspenseful tone with these words, “I am the Whistler, and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales, hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes…I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak.”
In addition to the Whistler episode, “The Necklace was Incidental,” there will be hilarious commercials and other radio comedy bits from the 40’s. Cast includes: Dan Van Tassel, Dick Waters, Marie Gery, Jim McDonnell, Jane Greenwood, Jim Haas, Dale Sheldon, Rhoda Van Tassel, and Peggy Sheldon. Tickets: $10.
We’re bringing the Big Band back! Featuring the revival of Buddy Koopmans Orchestra, we will host a dance/listening event, 7 – 9pm, Saturday, Feb 28.
Tickets: $10 & $5 (students)
The regular $10 tickets may be purchased online.
Feb. 20, 11A
Presenter: Jessica R. Petok, PhD, St. Olaf College professor of psychology
By 2030, adults over the age of 65 will make up almost 20% of the total population of the United States and 12% of the world. Such worldwide “graying” is either a burden or an opportunity, depending on the extent to which we promote healthy and independent aging. This talk will highlight a series of studies that show patterns of preserved cognitive function in healthy older adults as well as current research on lifestyle factors that can improve cognitive function. Prof. Petok will also introduce her own research plans, and show how her work might ultimately contribute a first step toward fostering independent living and successful aging.
Thurs, Feb 5, 12, 19 9:30 – 11a
Exploring causes, examining solutions
We will look at some of the issues of depression we all deal with and together share possible ways of getting through those dark times. There will be a presentation and group participation in each session. If you or someone you know is dealing with depression, come join us.
Leader: Rose Kormann Cost: $27m (Plat equiv,* no fee)
SIGN UP ONLINE or in person at the Center
The machines in our fitness room have gotten a lot of use in the 15 years since we opened! The Facilities Committee and Fitness Manager Craig Swenson have been looking at new machines for our Fitness work out room. Gerry Gengenbach and Craig Swenson will be giving a presentation and answering questions about the machines, and the covering the cost of the new machines at these times this week
(February 3 – 5): Tuesday, 1pm Wednesday, 9am Thursday, 3:30pm
You are welcome to attend any of these presentations.
January 28, 10:00-11:30
Northfield Historical Society Executive Director, Hayes Scriven, will take you on warm, non-icy tour of notable buildings in historic downtown Northfield. Using the wonderful old photos and maps from the Historical Society’s archives, Hayes will guide you through the early history of our town: its founding, early settlers and first businesses. Why is the Post Office positioned at the angle it is? What famous building once housed a Norwegian flatbread bakery? Learn these answers and a lot more fascinating facts.
River Bend Nature Center will be bringing their wonderful OWLS Luncheon program to the Senior Center. OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) luncheons present first a program on a natural history topic presented by a variety of people who have expertise in specific areas. The program is then followed by a lunch.
January-April 10:30-12:30 PLEASE NOTE NEW DATES BELOW
January 28: Dave Angell presenting Wildlife Photography
February 11: Entomologist and beekeeper Margot Monson presenting on native pollinators and their decline
March 11: Beth Kallestad presenting the history of the Cannon River
April 8: Carrol Johnson presenting The Blue Bird Recovery Program.
The cost of each program and lunch is $12. ($6 for Plat, Silv Sneakers, and Silver & Fit Plus members)
Due to inclement weather (Jan. 8) the Power class that meets regularly on Thursdays at 6pm is cancelled for this evening. The Center is still open until 8pm, and Thursday’s Table is still happening.
Tell Me a Story
Mondays, 1 – 2:30pm
Jan 12 – Feb 16
You have stories to tell. Discover the storyteller in you through class work and discussion. Develop your own personal style as you connect with your stories. Create a collection of stories which fit and expand that style.
Instructor: Sylvia Langworthy
Cost: $45m (Pl, SS, S&F+, no fee) SIGN UP ONLINE, or in person at the Center
Sylvia Langworthy had a career in theater arts which included founding and serving as the Artistic Director of Masque Youth Theatre and School in Rochester from 1985 – 2005. She has also worked as an instructor at the University of Minnesota, and Augsburg College.