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Our Popcorn Wagon is again gracing Bridge Square.  VOLUNTEER to spend time selling popcorn to the public who enjoy this quaint treat in Northfield.  To volunteer, contact Gail Noren, Popcorn Wagon coordinator:                             gailnoren @ nscmn.org  or 763-259-8022.

legacy_logo_rgbSM      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.

 

Labor Day: Center will be OPEN, and most Classes will meet

These classes ARE RUNNING
7 am aqua Marilyn Kelly
8:15 aqua Kyle Buck Sub
9:15 am aqua Kyle Buck Sub
8:30 am Tai Chi – Yuan Land
10:30 Silver Sneakers – Sub Kyle Buck
12 noon Yin Yoga – Daniel Martin
1:30 Silver and Fit – Sub Kyle Buck
Classes NOT RUNNING on Monday
7 am Zumba
5 pm Kettlebells
6 pm Yoga
7:30 Table tennis

Northfield Celebrates Della’s 103rd Birthday

Turn your radios to KYMN at 10am this morning (Aug 29) to listen to Della talking with Wayne Eddy. Next Friday, the day she turns 103,Card players 006a she is going to be on Twins Cities Live at 3pm. She will be featured in the Northfield paper on Saturday the 6th, and on Sunday the 7th she will be in the DJJD parade.  How wonderful!  

The Pool will re-OPEN on Thursday

The annual cleaning has been completed as scheduled, and the pool is open.    cold The temperature of the water is SLOWLY getting back to our standard of 89 degrees.  As of 8am this morning, the temp. is 75.  We expect it to be in the mid-80′s by the end of the afternoon, and back to normal by tomorrow morning.

Travelogue of Trip to Israel and Palestine: Fostering Peace

Thursday, August 28, 10:00-11:30download (1)

For five weeks last year, Graison Hensley Chapman and Soraya Dangor traveled to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian territories as the first winners of the Ruth Hansen Palestine Travel Scholarship from Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel. They lived with a Palestinian Christian family outside Bethlehem, which is in the West Bank, and also traveled throughout the West Bank and Israel. On their trip they volunteered with nonprofits for children and seniors,  and they also met with Palestinian, Israeli, and international peace activists. Graison, 25, is a reporter who works regularly with the Star Tribune; Soraya, 24, is a regular substitute teacher at Prairie Creek Community School while she earns her MA in education at Augsburg College. She is a graduate of St. Olaf College.

New Programs on Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

The Impact of Social Media as It Frames the Narrative on the Current Palestinian/Israeli Conflictisrael-palestine

Thursday, August 21, 10:00-11:30     POSTPONED due to illness

Stephen Bennett, PhD candidate in Journalism at the University of Minnesota, will present an interactive discussion of the current situation between Israel and Gaza, and how social media has changed the narrative, as the world views those events.

Travelogue of Trip to Israel and Palestine: Fostering Peace

Thursday, August 28, 10:00-11:30

For five weeks last year, Graison Hensley Chapman and Soraya Dangor traveled to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian territories as the first winners of the Ruth Hansen Palestine Travel Scholarship from Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel. They lived with a Palestinian Christian family outside Bethlehem, which is in the West Bank, and also traveled throughout the West Bank and Israel. On their trip they volunteered with nonprofits for children and seniors,  and they also met with Palestinian, Israeli, and international peace activists. Graison, 25, is a reporter who works regularly with the Star Tribune; Soraya, 24, is a regular substitute teacher at Prairie Creek Community School while she earns her MA in education at Augsburg College. She is a graduate of St. Olaf College.

 

Summer and Smoke: Exceptional Eats Grills

Saturday, August 16, 5 – 7:30pmCANCELEDgrilling

Exceptional Eats has planned another delicious meal – this one celebrating all that can be done on a grill on a beautiful summer evening. Sip a summer beverage and enjoy wonderful food and company. 
Menu

Appetizers: Grilled eggplant with feta and olives, grilled shrimp bruschetta

Main Course: grilled Caesar salad, beef and swordfish kabobs, grilled vegetable quinoa and brown rice pilaf, grilled corn

Dessert: Grilled polenta cake with cherry cassis sauce 
$30/person    

Northfield Pedalers Ride Around 5 Lakes

On Monday 13 members of our bike club rode around 5 Twin Cities lakes.27072014634   They are seen here in a photo taken by Irene Montenegro relaxing by Lake Harriet.  To see all of Irene’s photos of the ride, click on the PIX button above.

Make and Munch

Learn How to Make Delicious Hummus!    Wednesday August 6th, 1:00 pmhummus

Learn how to make 3 different kinds of hummus and munch on each of them with veggies and warm pita bread.

Led by Carleton College Students Emily Pence and Tori Ostenso who are running two programs this summer called Farmer to Family and Edible Outcomes.  They also do various cooking classes and demonstrations.

$3 per person

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP ONLINE

CVEC Fall class preview Talks

The Senior Center sponsors these talks with the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium (CVEC). The talks are free and open to the public. They will give you an idea of thr classes the CVEC will be offering this fall.

Aug. 4, 12:30-1:30P: Mike Leming “The Business Of Dying”

Aug. 5, 12:30-1:30P: Marie Gery “Looking At Old Photo Albums: Who Are These Folks?”

Aug. 6, 12:30-1:30P: Richard Schulte “Getting Electricity From Residental Solar Panels.”

Aug. 7, 12:30-1:30P: Hartley Clark: “Gaza War.” and Bruce Roberts: “Expressing Gratitude – A Life Changing Part Of Everybody’s Tool Kit.”

Big Weekends for the Popcorn Wagon

From Gail Noren, our Popcorn Wagon Coordinator: “Calling all volunteers!!! We have two all dayDowntownJun06 007 events at the Square coming up.  Saturday July 26 is the Cannon river Roots Festival from 1-11 and onSaturday August 2 The Vintage Band Festival (one day only this year) from 9AM-9PM.  These two events could be very profitable for us as well as a lot of fun.  PLEASE, PLEASE< PLEASE, consider working one or both of these events.  Thanks.”  Call Gail 507-664-3735 or sign up on the popcorn closet door at the Center.   

These are fun times to be at the Wagon on the Square.  It’s wonderful to be in the middle of these community events, contributing to making them even more festive.