Beach Party Week

Enjoy a mid-winter getaway right here in Northfield!  Festivities, beach activities and special summertime foods.  Here are some of the plans:

Monday – “Hawaiian Shirt and Flip Flops Day”

Tuesday – Hula Day: Lessons in the Studio (9:30 – 10:15) and in the lobby (10:15 – 10:30)

Wednesday – Beach Party Movie at 1:30

Thursday – Beach Ball Volleyball, Studio, 9:15 – 10:15

Friday – “Play in the Sand Day”


Wednesday: The Center is Open

The parking lot is plowed out; normal hours resume.  If any activities are canceled we will post them here.

Canceled: Talk by Chinese Artist Lisa Ginger, “Me Between Planes of Existence”

“Me Between Planes of Existence”

…had to be canceled due to the weather.  The guest speaker was delayed in her travels to the Twin Cities.

The Northfield Senior Center and the Northfield Arts Guild co-sponsor this presentation by Chinese artist Lisa Ginger.  In her presentation, Lisa will explore the things that surround us and influence our lives.  She will show photos of her recent work, looking at the question of what does it mean to start or end?

Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 18

The Sr Center will be open on MLK day; all regular programs will be held as usual.  In recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr’s work, a performance of  The People Could Fly will take place at 2:00pm on our stage in room 103.

“The People Could Fly” is one of the most extraordinary, moving tales in black folklore. It almost makes us believe that the people could fly. There are numerous separate accounts of flying Africans and slaves in the black folktale literature. Such accounts are often combined with tales of slaves disappearing. A plausible explanation might be the slaves running away from slavery, slipping away while in the fields or under cover of darkness. In code language murmured from one slave to another, “Come fly away!” might have been the words used. Another explanation is the wish-fulfillment motif.

“The People Could Fly” is a detailed fantasy tale of suffering, of magic power exerted against the so-called Master and his underlings. Finally, it is a powerful testament to the millions of slaves who never had the opportunity to “fly” away. They remained slaves, as did their children. “The People Could Fly” was first told and retold by those who had only their imaginations to set them free.

This performance by the Sr Center’s Encore Players is free and open to the public.


Deadline to Sign up for Chorus Line Trip is Dec. 30

Trip to see “A Chorus Line” at the Ordway Theater, St Paul on Wed, Feb 24
11:30 a – 4:30p

This iconic musical tells the story of a group of dancers auditioning to be part of a Broadway show. Only eight of 23 hopefuls will be successful. They all struggle for their once-in-a-lifetime chance to dance on the big stage. Classic songs like “Singular Sensation,” “One” and “What I Did for Love” are part of its musical numbers. Join us for this Twin Cities production of this Broadway musical!

Cost: $96
Sign up by: Dec. 30    SIGN UP ONLINE or in person at the Center

Holiday Hours

December 24 – Close at 1:00 pm/

December 25 – Closed/

December 31 – Close at 5:00 pm/

January 1 – Closed

Pool is Closed

The heating system in our pool is being fixed.  Repairs will probably be completed by noon, but the water will not reach it’s usual temperature of 89 degrees until tomorrow morning.  The pool will be reopened as soon as the repairs are complete.  Just be aware that the water still will be cool today.