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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.


Non-walking Tour of Northfield

January 28, 10:00-11:30

Fee: $3

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.

New, OWLS Natural History Lunch & Learn Series

River Bend Nature Center will be bringing their wonderful OWLS Luncheon OWLS-New-150pxprogram 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)


Power class cancelled for Thursday

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.

Sylvia Langworthy Offers Storytelling Class

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.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights

Hot Reads for Cold Nights 2015 at the Northfield Public Library and at the Northfield Senior Centerhot reads

Hot Reads for Cold Nights returns to the Northfield Public Library this winter.  During the cold, snowy months of January and February, curl up and read some books and win prizes at the library!  Join the library Hot Reads program starting Monday, January 6, and read for prizes until Saturday, February 28.

After reading a book, each patron will fill out a slip with their name and phone number and a few lines describing the book.  The name and phone number section of the paper will be cut off and put in a fishbowl.  The comment section of each slip will be posted on the bulletin board downstairs, near the new books.  Patrons will be able to browse each other comments for ideas of new books.  From the names in the fishbowl, three winners will be drawn each week.  Each winner will receive a $5.00 gift certificate to downtown businesses. Once again, patrons who use the Northfield Senior Center will be able to sign up and drop their book slips at the Senior Center.   The completed slips will be posted at the library, and the participants will be included in the weekly drawings.

Several library programs are being planned for winter months.  The programs are free and open to the public.

On Tuesday, January 13, Margo Krager, owner of Reproduction Fabrics in Northfield, will talk about reproduction fabrics that she sells, which are used for costuming and quilting.  She has fabrics from the time periods 1775 – 1950 and sells to costumers all over the world, through her online business.

On Tuesday, January 27, local writer Donnita Rogers will talk about her new book, Fanning the Flames, the second book in the Women of Beowulf  Series.

Library programs are free and open to the public.


Seasoned Singers perform at Winter Walk

Holiday Party09 086Our women’s chorus, directed by Donna May, will be performing at the Archer House at 6pm as a part of Northfield’s Annual Winter Walk, this Thursday, December 11.

Announcing the 5th Annual Senior Open Exhibit

Card,Senior Open 2014

Featuring the works of these 21 artists: Beverly Steberg, Kate Douglas, Marj Gruzsewski, Jim Haas, Mary Boylen, Marsha Kitchel, Donna Jackson, Roseann Goldman, Sharol Nau, Fred Johnson, Virginia Epps, Barb Cleare, Riki Kölbl Nelson, Patsy Dew, Fred Gustafson, Ruth Meliza, Bill Stromayer, Sandy Dinse, Rose Kormann, Catherine Hanson and Kathy Miller.


Exceptional Eats Scandinavian Christmas Buffet

Sign up deadline is this Friday!!  (Dec. 5)  download

Event is Sat., Dec 13, 5pm

Celebrate the season with a traditional Scandinavian feast: Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, potato sausage, ham, open-faced sandwiches, cheeses, salads, herring, fruit soup, desserts galore, beverages and entertainment.

Cost $30/person    Sign up ONLINE, or at the Center.

Hot Topic: Immigration

Tuesday, Nov 24, 10 – 11:30amimmigration

Presenters will be Katherine Tegtmeyer Pak, St. Olaf Political Science professor, and Marie Gery, who has worked with recent immigrants from Mexico.  Katherine will give an overview of immigration historically and how it is treated in many countries; Marie will share personal experiences in working with immigrants, and will talk about the return of the Sanctuary Movement.

Fee: $3    SIGN UP ONLINE, or register at the Front Desk on Tues. morning

KYMN Live at the Senior Center – Tuesday, Nov 18

KYMN radio will be broadcasting live from the Center this Tuesday evening, photo (9)6 – 7pm, in conjunction with our Gallery Opening Reception (5 – 7pm).  The KYMN hour will include interviews of the artists, Jeanne Miller and Nancy Rechtzigel, entertainment by musicians (Randall Ferguson, classical and flamenco guitar; Earl Beals on keyboard; Helen Forsythe and Cliff Martin; Harv Schuldt on accordion), and poetry readings by Riki Kolbl Nelson and Karen Wee.  Come down to be a part of these festivities!