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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013 5:29 pm | Updated: 8:18 pm, Mon Feb 11, 2013.

The “What’s Going On?” calendar appears in the Northfield News on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You are invited to submit items for publication. Calendar items are open to the public. Deadline for the Wednesday edition is noon Monday, and noon Thursday for the Saturday edition. To submit, call (507) 645-1134; mail to the Northfield News c/o Calendar; or email editor@northfieldnews.com. The days of the week include the day of publication through the day before the next edition.

Wednesday

Toddler Rhyme Times • 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Northfield Public Library. Encourage development of language and motor skills by integrating movement, songs, books and rhymes for preschoolers ages 2 to 3 years old with parent or caregiver.

Northfield Job Club • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Northfield Public Library meeting room. Free and open to the public. Information: 645-1802.

Alzheimer’s Support Group • 4 to 5 p.m. at Vital Link Adult Day Center on the Three Links campus. Information: Paula Plank at 664-8819 or Tara Kelly at 664-8821.

Bridgewater Township Board • 7 p.m. at the Bridgewater Township Hall, Dundas.

Thursday

Story Time for 4’s and 5’s • 10 a.m. at Northfield Public Library. Stories and crafts for the children who are nearly ready for school. Children sit and listen to picture books, sing songs and create small art project.

Lego Club • 3:30 p.m. at Northfield Public Library. School-aged children create weekly challenge, robots, castle or car.

Open Stitching Group • 6 to 8 p.m. knit or crochet alongside others at Northfield Yarn, 314 Division St. Information: northfieldyarn.com.

Friday

MOPS • Mothers of Preschoolers (age birth through kindergarten) meets from 8:45 to 11 a.m. at Northfield Evangelical Free Church.

Saturday

Senior Center Quilting * 9 a.m. to noon on first and third Fridays of each month at Northfield Senior Center. For more information, call (507) 664-3708 or check out http://www.northfieldseniorcenter.org/

Poetry Patch • noon at Northfield Public Library for school-aged children. A bi-monthly program for aspiring young poets. Join members of St. Olaf Poetry House for an hour of cookies, poetry reading, arts and crafts.

Sunday

Divorce Care Group • 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Northfield United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Maple St., Northfield. 13 weekly sessions for those who are separated or divorced. For information, contact Chuck Huff at huff@stolaf.edu or Mary Ann Polley at 645-6271.

Monday

Beading • Guided jewelry making by Judy Saye-Willis from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Northfield Senior Center. Bring own project.

Paper Crafting Group • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Northfield Senior Center. Explore crafting techniques and bring your own work for show. Cost: $1 donation for room use, $1-$2 supply fee may be charged. Information: Debbie Brookfield at dkbSl8@gmail.com or 222-5407.

Grief Support Group • 3 to 4 p.m. Monday at Northfield Retirement Community. The six-week series will run until Feb. 18. All are welcome. Participants can learn about the grieving process, share personal stories of loss in a safe, confidential atmosphere. Groups facilitated by experienced individuals who understand the grieving process. For more information, contact Barb Knaak at (507) 664-0444.

Northfield Mayor’s Task Force on Youth and Alcohol & Drug Use • 7 p.m. at city hall.

Safe Families for Children Informational Meeting • 7 p.m. at Crisis Pregnancy Center of Northfield, 200 Division St. S., #140, Northfield. For more information, contact safefamiliesmn@gmail.com or (612) 518-5986 or online at http://www.safe-families.org

Tuesday

Patty Cake Infant Lapsit • 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at Northfield Public Library. Infant Lapsit is designed to encourage development of language, motor skills with books, simple songs, rhymes and finger plays. For children ages 6 years to 24 months old with parent or caregiver.

Walk-in Immunization Clinic • 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 12, at Rice County Public Health Nursing Service located at 320 N.W. Third St., Faribault. For those without insurance coverage for vaccines or those on MA programs, $10 donation. For more information, (507) 332-6111.

Greenvale Township Board * 7 p.m. at the Greenvale Township Hall, Northfield.

HOPE Center of Rice County Training * Volunteer opportunities to learn how to prevent sexual and domestic violence and help survivors. Help needed with crisis line, and working on systems change, fundraising, and reaching underserved populations. A free 40-hour training program will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting Feb. 19. Anyone interested, contact Sara at HOPE Center at (507) 332-0882 or hopevolunteer@gmail.com.

Paper Art Club • 3:30 p.m. at Northfield Public Library for school-aged kids. Make cool snowflakes, pop-up cards.

Housing & Redevelopment Authority • 5 p.m. at Northfield City Hall.

Parent Group • 7:30 p.m. at Omada Behavorial Health offices, 401 S. Division St. Those dealing with a child’s substance abuse receive education and support. Free and open to all parents. No registration required. Information: Sarah Shippy at 664-9407.

Ongoing and upcoming events 

HOPE Center of Rice County Training * Volunteer opportunities to learn how to prevent sexual and domestic violence and help survivors. Help needed with crisis line, and working on systems change, fundraising, and reaching underserved populations. A free 40-hour training program will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting Feb. 19. Anyone interested, contact Sara at HOPE Center at (507) 332-0882 or hopevolunteer@gmail.com.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights • Adult winter reading program at Northfield Public Library. Pickup reading record at desk. Program ends March 1.

Local Pottery Artist Tom Willis • Mastering Color at Paradise Center for the Arts until Feb. 26. Willis recently received an Established Artist Grant from Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council to develop glazes to complement his work and turn clay into ceramic art.

Emotions Anonymous • Confidential meeting using a 12-step approach to deal with emotions from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays at St. Peter’s Church, Fireside Room, 418 E. Sumner St. Free and open to the public. Information: Dr. Neale Thompson at 645-8252.

Spring Forest Qigong Practice Group • 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays at the Just Food Community Room. Instructor: Mary Zelmer. Drop-in fee: $10.

Knitting Group • 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at the Just Food Community Room. Free and open to the public. Bring knitting project.

Multe • Scandinavian/Nordic acoustic music at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at The Contented Cow, 302B S. Division St. Open to the public.

Hook, Yarn & Needle • 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the Northfield Senior Center. Bring your own project to work on in the company of other crafters.

Northfield Rice River Referrals Chapter of BNI • 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the Hwy. 3 branch of First National Bank. Information: Brian Trebelhorn at 507-254-7958 or northfield-bni.com.

Northfield’s Money Makers Chapter of Business Network International • 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Community Resource Bank. Information: Paul Reiland at (952) 292-5999.

Meat Wheel • Spin to win at 4 p.m. Thursdays at the VFW, 516 Division St. Tickets: $1.

Thursday’s Table • Free hot meal served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Community Action Center, 1651 Jefferson Parkway. No registration required. Information: 664-3550.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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