Carleton Invites Community Members to Campus for Winter Term Events

January 3, 2019

Zenon Dance Company Performance: January 11

One of the nation's premier repertory dance companies, Twin Cities-based Zenon Dance Company is recognized for its stylistic diversity, fearless physicality, and emotional intelligence. Zenon Dance will bring its dynamic blend of modern and jazz to Carleton for a performance on Friday, January 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weitz Theater. This performance is free, unticketed, and open to the public.

Faculty Gala Recital: January 13

We celebrate the new term with a Faculty Gala Recital on Sunday, January 13 at 3 p.m. in the Kracum Performance Hall. Performances by faculty on piano, voice, strings, winds, Chinese and American folk instruments in many musical styles will be featured.

  • Faculty: Gwen Anderson, french horn; Tom Bartsch, piano; Liz Ericksen, violin; Janean Hall, harpsichord; Gao Hong, pipa; Martha Jamsa, flute; Mark Kreitzer, folk guitar and mandolin; Mark Krusemeyer, tenor recorder; Matthew McCright, piano; Elinor Niemisto, harp; Nina Olsen, clarinet; Rick Penning, tenor; with
  • Special guests: Irina Elkina, piano and Julie Elhard, viola da gamba

Blood Drive open to Community: February 5 and 6

Did you know that the Carleton Blood Drives are open to the community? Carleton will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on February 5 and 6 from noon to 5 p.m. in the Great Hall. Registration will open a few weeks prior to the event, check the CCCE blood drive web page for details.

Arboretum Work days for Invasive Species Removal: February 16 and March 16

Join the Arboretum staff to assist with invasive species removal on two Saturdays this spring: February 16 and March 16. The meeting location will be announced closer to the event date. Check the Arboretum website for details.

Climate Action Week: February 18 through 22

Carleton's Climate Action Week is February 18 through the 22 this year. Every winter, the Sustainability Office hosts Climate Action Week to highlight sustainability efforts on the campus, reach broader audiences than usual, and encourage support for environmental issues. Throughout the week there will be daily events. Visit the Sustainability website for more information.

Cross Country Skiing at the Carleton Arboretum: While there is Snow

As usual, the Northfield High School Cross Country Ski team is using the Arboretum for their daily workouts. Additionally we are happy to host the Minnesota Youth Ski Leaque skiers — young skiers ages 4–14. These youngsters ski on Sunday afternoons in the Upper Arb with the goal of encouraging a life-long interest in outdoor activity. Parent volunteers from the High School team help groom the trails in the Upper Arboretum.

It takes hours of volunteer work to create a safe ski experience, so please keep this in mind and respect the work of these dedicated parents by not walking on the groomed surface. Walkers are asked to stay to the side or, better yet, bring snowshoes and experience the “off-trail” view of the Arboretum.

Arts at Carleton: Ongoing

Check the Arts@Carleton website for upcoming events and performances — music, theater, dance, film, art exhibitions, and more. The college invites community members to attend all of our offerings at no charge.

Save the Date: International Festival is May 4

The International Festival is an annual event hosted by the Office of Intercultural and International Life. It is scheduled for Saturday, May 4 from noon to 2 p.m. in Severance Great Hall. The festival is a celebration of the multitude of cultures represented within the Carleton student body. Come to try foods from countries whose cuisines you’re unfamiliar with and stay for the student performances. This event offers and opportunity to meet Carleton’s international students and learn more about their culture.