Calling All Gardeners!

Whether your thumb is green or you just like to enjoy the beautiful outdoors you are invited to join the Gardeners Group.  These wonderful volunteers help make our center a place of beauty and color every summer.  Come meet other gardeners, have fun in the sun and play in the dirt.  Our spring planning session and potluck will be Tuesday, April 5 at 5:30 in the Senior Center Card Room. Please bring a dish to pass. RSVP to Chris Ellison at 664-3707 or email at

The Northfield of Dreams Wins Game on July 21

On Tuesday, July 21 , The Northfield of Dreams Senior softball team
traveled to Cannon Falls for a game against The Cannon Falls Boomers.

Northfield took 11 solid ball players, a rookie manager, and its number one fan
to Cannon Falls for the show down.

Northhfield’s line-up looked like this:

Tom Brawley pitching
Deborah Martin catching
Bill Johnson at first base
Joy Bussert at second
Brian Barnes at third
Dave Morrison, shortstop
Harley Tate in left Field
Paul Kluge in short Left
Gary Kruse, left center field
Dick Johnson in right center field, and
Larry Anderson in right field
Curt Johnston managed the team, and Northfield’s number one fan and team favorite,
Sherry Hardy cheered the team on.

At the end of the day, Northfield prevailed 17-6 behind a solid all around team effort.

Tom Brawley pitched the complete game without giving up a walk.  Tom kept the game
moving nicely, steadily throwing strikes inning after inning. Big Bill Johnson led the team at the plate with a towering home run blast in his first at bat, clearing the fence by maybe a foot.  After his first at bat heroics Bill continued to put in strong at bats, hitting the ball hard all day. Defensive stand out Gary Kruse turned in another gold glove performance in left center field, making several fine plays.

Northfield returns to action, Tuesday, July 28 at 10AM against Faribault in Faribault’s
North Alexander Park.

You only get old when you quit playing.  So, big, big thanks to the Northfield Senior Center
for sponsoring this opportunity for us to keep playing.

108 Played in our 6th Annual Table Tennis Tournament

Our May 2 Table Tennis Tournament drew players from as far away as Duluth.  The 108 participants included men and women, young and older (the age range was 7 to 79).  Daniel Tran, the 7-year old, was the gold medal winner of the most popular singles event, the U1000 event, and along with his father, Hoang Tran, was the gold winner of the most popular doubles event, the U1900 event.

25 People Rode on First Pedaler Ride of the Season

Beautiful sunshine and warmer temps greeted twenty-five riders on the first outing of this season last Monday.  The Northfield Pedalers will gather for a ride at the Center every Monday morning at 8:30, until the snow flies again. All are welcome to join them.