Annual 4th of July Picnic on July 1

The 4th on the 1st – Friday, July 1, 11am – 1pm


MENU: hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, brownies, and lemonade or iced tea

Cost: $5.50 (Or SEMCAC price of $4 for those aged 60+)

Purchase tickets at the Front Desk.

Free Popcorn Thurs Eve

In celebration of the Senior Center’s 40th anniversary, we will be handing out bags of FREE POPCORN during Thursday’s Community Band concert on Bridge Square.  Bring your lawn chair, enjoy the music and help celebrate 40 years of great programs for adults 50+.

Sr Center Co-sponsors Trips to Shakespeare Plays

The Northfield Senior Center and the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium collaborate each summer on bus trips to see professional productions of Shakespeare plays produced by the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona.  This year we are going to see: As You Like It on Wednesday, July 6, 11:15 am – 8 pm and Julius Caesar on Wednesday, July 13, 11:15 am – 8 pm.  Both trips include a preview talk on the bus down to Winona, a box dinner and conversation with the actors following the play, and treats on the return bus.  The cost of each trip is $80, or $150 for both.

SIGN UP ONLINE here for As You Like It  

or SIGN UP ONLINE here for Julius Caesar

To get the discounted price for attending both plays, register in person at the Center, or by phone: 507-664-3700.

[Photo: Tarah Flanagan and Andrew Carlson in Much Ado About Nothing. Great River Shakespeare Festival, 2015. Directed by James Edmondson. Photo by Dan Norman.]

We Host 7th Annual Table Tennis Tournament

Saturday, May 7, at the Northfield Middle School, 9am – 5 pm.  For the seventh year Senior Center volunteers have organized a ping pong tournament for all ages.  Players come from Rochester, the Twin Cities, Mankato, and the Northfield area.  The ages of players has ranged from 7 to 87.  The event is free and open to the public…a fun and interesting competition for the whole family to watch.

Radio Dramedy Opens Tonight (Sat, April 30)

Two old time radio shows will be performed live by the Encore Players on the Sr Center Stage at 1651 Jefferson Pkwy.  One piece is Suspense: Sorry, Wrong Number, and the other is an episode of Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel: The Prizefighter.  Linking the two shows is a series of (now funny) commercials of the 1940’s and 50’s.  Tickets to this show are just $10, adults and $5, children.  This event is open to the public, and would be enjoyed by all ages.  Performance times are Sat, April 30, 7pm, and Sun, May 1, 2pm.  Tickets are available at the Front Desk of the Center, online (Sat, Apr 30, 7pm OR Sun, May 1, 2pm), or at the door.

(Online purchase will be available until 2 hours before each performance)

Registration Now Open for 7th Annual Table Tennis Tournament

The Northfield Senior Center is again sponsoring an “open, friendly, and non-sanctioned” table tennis tournament for players (men & women) of all ages…

Saturday, May 7…

Featuring a choice of 3 Singles Events (9:00 AM) and a choice of 3 Doubles Events (12:30 PM)…

Plus, a Seniors Singles Event (60+ by Dec. 31, 2016) at 2:00 PM for players not playing or advancing to single eliminations in the 6 main events…

See attached entry form for tournament details

~~~Don Diehl, Tournament Coordinator

Tournament Committee:  Tom Brawley, Judeen Brown, Patsy Dew, Russ Margulies, and Craig Swenson

For more information, you may contact Don Diehl directly, by email or by phone 612-810-5527


Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch Opens on Friday

Our annual fall melodrama opens this weekend, with shows on Friday, Nov 20 at 7 pm, Saturday, Nov 21 at 7 pm, and Sunday, Nov 22 at 3 pm.  This show by Shubert Fendrich has villains, heroes, mistaken identities, theatrical has-beens, actor-wannabees, and plenty of fun for the audience.  Come to boo, hiss and cheer!  And after each performance, the audience is treated to luscious homemade cake.

Tickets are $10, adults and $5, children.  Purchase tickets online for




Cast includes Marie Gery, Ken Lee, Bob Bruce, Jim Haas, Rhoda Van Tassel, Jane Greenwood, Dan Van Tassel, Lin Bruce and Peggy Sheldon.  David M. Miller is the accompanist for the show; Patsy Dew is the director.