Carleton's annual Lighten Up! Garage Sale raised a whopping $31,923 over the weekend, with proceeds of approximately $10,600 being given to each the Northfield Special Olympics, Project Friendship, and the Northfield Union of Youth (The Key). "We had a record year...despite our challenging circumstances," noted Kelly Scheuerman, Program Director for Civic Engagement Pathways. The popular annual sale typically takes place during Carleton's reunion weekend, but this year's event was postponed due to campus flooding caused by the Cannon River.
Carleton College’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) has rescheduled its annual Lighten Up! Garage Sale for Saturday, July 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 13 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the West Gym on the Carleton campus. The popular annual sale converts the unwanted year-end possessions of Carleton students into bargains for local residents and cash for local charities. The sale, which is typically held every year during Carleton’s reunion weekend, was postponed this year due to Cannon River flooding on the campus.
- June 24, 2014
The Cannon Valley Elder Collegium and Carleton College are again pleased to present the Northfield Film Festival. The first movie, Bonnie and Clyde, is on July 8. The others are The Graduate, July 15; 2001–A Space Odyssey, July 22; and Chinatown, July 29.
All evening screenings are free and open to the public.
If you'd like to learn more about the films, enroll in the CVEC's class! Each movie will be followed the morning after by a seminar led by faculty experts, 9:30-11:30 AM, also at the Weitz Center. Registration for these seminars begins on June 15 by mail or at the Northfield Senior Center, and $25 covers all four movies. The first seminar will be led by Jay Beck, Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, Carleton.
For registration forms and more information, visit the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium Web site
- June 12, 2014
In collaboration with the Northfield Historical Society, Carleton is pleased to host screenings of the first annual Jesse James Film Festival. All showings will be in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema and are free and open to the public (although donations are appreciated). For more information, please contact the Historical Society.
Over 1900 Carleton alumni have registered to attend this year's Reunion Weekend. This year's alumni include members from classes dating from 2011 all the way back to 1939! The College extends special thanks to the Northfield community as we welcome these important visitors back to town.
The College invites its neighbors to enjoy the annual fireworks display during Reunion, which will be held on Friday, June 20 at approximately 10 p.m. The best views are from the Boliou patio above Lyman Lakes. On Sunday, alumni will be encouraged to “rediscover Northfield;” local merchants will offer specials and the Northfield Historical Society will be open.
Carleton College will award the Bachelor of Arts degree to the 484 graduating members of the Class of 2014 on Saturday, June 14, in a ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the Bald Spot, the lawn west of Hulings Hall on the Carleton campus. A celebratory picnic on the Bald Spot will follow. In the event of severe weather, commencement will be held indoors at the Recreation Center. Seating is available to accommodate all guests, whether outdoors or indoors, and no tickets are required.
- May 12, 2014
Carleton College’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) will host the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on Friday, May 16 on the campus Bald Spot at 11:50 a.m., following the weekly convocation address. This popular event is open to the public.
- May 12, 2014
Carleton College will host “Northfield Reads: Veterans’ Voices,” a reading and discussion of the important stories written and shared by military veterans, on Sunday, May 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Larson Meeting Room (236). This event is free and open to the public.
- May 12, 2014
Carleton College’s Cowling Arboretum will host its 12th annual spring bird count on Saturday, May 17 and invites anyone with an interest in bird watching to join in this census of bird species in the Arboretum. No previous experience is necessary. The count will take place from 6 to 9 a.m.; participants will meet at 6 a.m. at the Arboretum Office.
The public is invited to participate in the third annual 5K for HOPE, a run/walk to benefit the HOPE Center, on Saturday, May 10 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Carleton College Recreation Center. Proceeds from this event will support the HOPE Center, whose mission is to create zero tolerance for sexual and domestic violence through Healing, Outreach, Prevention and Education. The HOPE Center is located in Faribault and serves all of Rice County. The 5K for HOPE is open to all!
Participants can register online at: https://apps.carleton/edu/campus/gsc/5kforhope/.
- April 30, 2014
With the coming of spring, a blanket of growth is swiftly covering the Arboretum.
Carleton College’s International Festival, a yearly event showcasing the diversity of the student body and featuring food, workshops and events from around the globe, will take place Saturday, May 3 beginning at 2 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Commons. This popular event is free and open to the public.