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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.


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!



Hot Topic: Homelessness

Wed, Nov 12, 10 – 11:30

homelessPresenters: Herb Frey, retired Exec. Director of Alliance Housing in Minneapolis, and Sybil Betsinger, who works for the Northfield Community Action Center.

Herb Frey worked to solve problems of homelessness in Minneapolis for over 25 years.  He will talk about the causes of homelessness, and “how we can end it, if we want to.”  Sybil Betsinger will informa us about homelessness in the greater Northfield area.

Pajama Sale Supports Christmas Sharing

Come to the Senior Center between 9am and 1pm on Wednesday, Nov 12.  DSCF0418Bring your Christmas list with you and buy cute, cozy flannel pajamas for everyone on your list.  The cost is only $20 a pair and sizes range from child size 1 to adult size Large.  All pajamas size 1 – 12 are top and long pants; larger sizes are pants only.  There are also a limited number of pajamas with matching doll p.j.s for $35 a set.

All money raised will be used by the Community Action Center Pajama Committee to buy fabric for Christmas Sharing 2015.

Consider treating yourself to a pair of long pants.  They make perfect lounge pants!

Hot Topic: Flooding

Once a year we offer conversations with experts on topics that areDSC_0009 prominent in the news.  This series will look at these broader topics, with special attention to how we are witnessing them locally, and/or personally.
Mon, Nov 3, 10 – 11:30A
Steven Pahs, District Manager of Rice County Soil and Water Conservation District
Gary Wagenbach, Carleton Professor Emeritus of Biology.
The presentation will cover the recent flooding that has hit Northfield, and the changes we are seeing world-wide in storm intensity and frequency.  What trends do the keepers of records and climatologists have for us?  What can and is being done locally to adapt to a new normal?  
Fee: $3

Living Well at Home

homeTuesday, October 28, 10:00-11:30

Free and open to the public

Do you want to remain in your own home as you grow older?  Learn how to assess personal risk factors and actions you can take now to make it possible to live at home successfully and safely for years to come.  Presented by the Southeast Minnesota Area Agency on Aging.




Motorhead Saturday

Sat, Oct. 18, 8A- 12Pimages
Drive on in to the front parking lot and have your car get a winter season check-up. While your car is getting its fluids, tire pressure, lights and belts checked; the mats and carpets vacuumed; and the dash and console wiped down, you can relax and enjoy coffee, muffins or popcorn. You will receive a checklist of what was done and any suggestions for follow-up care by your car dealer or repair shop.
Cost: $5