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Story Connection
4/13 10:30am
NEW FORMAT: Classes will take place via Zoom, in a format similar to past in-person classes. The instructor will communicate technical details before the first meeting. Between sessions, participants will have the option (at no additional cost) of sharing writing and connecting online in a private small group forum. \n \n Do you feel called to write? Come gather and connect around the writing process. Whether you're a first-time writer seeking direction or an experienced writer who longs for community, you're welcome here. Let's cultivate stories and nurture the muses. More than ever, that matters. \n Why? Because stories can bring people together.\n The gift of shared wisdom helps us understand each other. More than that, our stories helps us understand ourselves.\n In this collaborative workshop, we'll keep it simple. We'll locate and unpack the writing that feel truest. Each session will consist of three parts: \n 1) idea-generating writing prompts, \n 2) cross-pollination to unpack ideas, and \n 3) facilitated peer review to reflect on shared work in a supportive space (around 500 words or fewer).\n (8 sessions) \n Note: This is a continuation of a previous class. New members and former participants are encouraged to sign up as topics will evolve in creative response from one week to the next.\n \n Instructor: Amy Hallberg\n Capacity: 15\n Cost: $115 nonmbr, $90 mbr, $0 plat-equiv\n Registration deadline: April 2\n \n NOTE: Amy Hallberg, Courageous Wordsmith, taught high school German (later Spanish) for twenty years before turning to storytelling in her native English. She is a graduate of Carleton College and the Loft Literary Center's Foreword Apprenticeship in Creative Nonfiction, is a Martha Beck Master Certified Life Coach, and holds certificates in Editing and German to English Translation from the University of Chicago. Amy's true-life novel, German Awakening: Tales from an American Life, features Northfield, and she's delighted to teach here. Amy hosts the podcast Frau Amy's World: Conversation with Real-Life Creatives.
Beginning Calligraphy Workshop
4/20 9:00am
This class will be conducted through Zoom - an internet meeting place. If you are unfamiliar - don't worry - it is very easy to use. Your instructor will be there giving live demonstration and you can ask questions just like you would in a classroom. You will be given an opportunity to work, share your work with the instructor for comments and guidance. For each Monday, we will have 2 40-minute sessions with a 20 minute break in between where you can stretch your legs, get some coffee and work on your lettering! \n \n After you register, your instructor will ship a packet of all necessary supplies directly to you in time for the first class. You will also be emailed a link to the Zoom website and codes to get into the first 2 sessions on April 20. You can enter the lesson from your desktop computer, laptop or phone at the scheduled time. If you use a desktop and you don't have a camera - that's ok. You will see and hear everything - the instructor will just not see you (you will still be able to ask questions). You will be sent the codes for the last 2 sessions for April 27 separately.\n \n This workshop will introduce students to Brush Lettering. This currently popular style of writing is easy to learn and could just get you hooked on the wonderful art of calligraphy. This workshop will provide step-by-step demonstration and individualized instruction to help each student produce beautiful letter forms. Proper care of tools, good practice habits, spacing and layout, resources, and other calligraphic possibilities will be presented and explored and by the end of the workshop students will be able to complete a final project of a small piece or a greeting card and envelope. No experience necessary.\n (2sessions)\n If you took Sally's February workshop, this one will be a little different. Don't hesitate to register! \n Instructor Sally Wightkin\n Capacity: 10\n Cost: $65 nonmbr, $55 mbr, $10 platinum\n Registration deadline: April 20\n \n NOTES: Your instructor will be Sally Wightkin, a calligrapher with over 30 years of calligraphy and teaching experience. Sally creates art and teaches other calligraphy workshops in her studio located in the Northrup King Building in Northeast Minneapolis
Story Connection
4/20 10:30am
NEW FORMAT: Classes will take place via Zoom, in a format similar to past in-person classes. The instructor will communicate technical details before the first meeting. Between sessions, participants will have the option (at no additional cost) of sharing writing and connecting online in a private small group forum. \n \n Do you feel called to write? Come gather and connect around the writing process. Whether you're a first-time writer seeking direction or an experienced writer who longs for community, you're welcome here. Let's cultivate stories and nurture the muses. More than ever, that matters. \n Why? Because stories can bring people together.\n The gift of shared wisdom helps us understand each other. More than that, our stories helps us understand ourselves.\n In this collaborative workshop, we'll keep it simple. We'll locate and unpack the writing that feel truest. Each session will consist of three parts: \n 1) idea-generating writing prompts, \n 2) cross-pollination to unpack ideas, and \n 3) facilitated peer review to reflect on shared work in a supportive space (around 500 words or fewer).\n (8 sessions) \n Note: This is a continuation of a previous class. New members and former participants are encouraged to sign up as topics will evolve in creative response from one week to the next.\n \n Instructor: Amy Hallberg\n Capacity: 15\n Cost: $115 nonmbr, $90 mbr, $0 plat-equiv\n Registration deadline: April 2\n \n NOTE: Amy Hallberg, Courageous Wordsmith, taught high school German (later Spanish) for twenty years before turning to storytelling in her native English. She is a graduate of Carleton College and the Loft Literary Center's Foreword Apprenticeship in Creative Nonfiction, is a Martha Beck Master Certified Life Coach, and holds certificates in Editing and German to English Translation from the University of Chicago. Amy's true-life novel, German Awakening: Tales from an American Life, features Northfield, and she's delighted to teach here. Amy hosts the podcast Frau Amy's World: Conversation with Real-Life Creatives.
2020 FiftyNorth Annual Meeting
4/23 1:15pm
FiftyNorth Members: You are Invited to the Annual Meeting\n \n The meeting will feature speaker – xxx. A business meeting will follow. Information will be shared about FiftyNorth financial status, successes in 2019, and projects for 2020. All FiftyNorth members are invited. \n \n Refreshments will be served.
FiftyNorth Board Mtg
4/23 3:00pm
Beginning Calligraphy Workshop
4/27 9:00am
This class will be conducted through Zoom - an internet meeting place. If you are unfamiliar - don't worry - it is very easy to use. Your instructor will be there giving live demonstration and you can ask questions just like you would in a classroom. You will be given an opportunity to work, share your work with the instructor for comments and guidance. For each Monday, we will have 2 40-minute sessions with a 20 minute break in between where you can stretch your legs, get some coffee and work on your lettering! \n \n After you register, your instructor will ship a packet of all necessary supplies directly to you in time for the first class. You will also be emailed a link to the Zoom website and codes to get into the first 2 sessions on April 20. You can enter the lesson from your desktop computer, laptop or phone at the scheduled time. If you use a desktop and you don't have a camera - that's ok. You will see and hear everything - the instructor will just not see you (you will still be able to ask questions). You will be sent the codes for the last 2 sessions for April 27 separately.\n \n This workshop will introduce students to Brush Lettering. This currently popular style of writing is easy to learn and could just get you hooked on the wonderful art of calligraphy. This workshop will provide step-by-step demonstration and individualized instruction to help each student produce beautiful letter forms. Proper care of tools, good practice habits, spacing and layout, resources, and other calligraphic possibilities will be presented and explored and by the end of the workshop students will be able to complete a final project of a small piece or a greeting card and envelope. No experience necessary.\n (2sessions)\n If you took Sally's February workshop, this one will be a little different. Don't hesitate to register! \n Instructor Sally Wightkin\n Capacity: 10\n Cost: $65 nonmbr, $55 mbr, $10 platinum\n Registration deadline: April 20\n \n NOTES: Your instructor will be Sally Wightkin, a calligrapher with over 30 years of calligraphy and teaching experience. Sally creates art and teaches other calligraphy workshops in her studio located in the Northrup King Building in Northeast Minneapolis
Story Connection
4/27 10:30am
NEW FORMAT: Classes will take place via Zoom, in a format similar to past in-person classes. The instructor will communicate technical details before the first meeting. Between sessions, participants will have the option (at no additional cost) of sharing writing and connecting online in a private small group forum. \n \n Do you feel called to write? Come gather and connect around the writing process. Whether you're a first-time writer seeking direction or an experienced writer who longs for community, you're welcome here. Let's cultivate stories and nurture the muses. More than ever, that matters. \n Why? Because stories can bring people together.\n The gift of shared wisdom helps us understand each other. More than that, our stories helps us understand ourselves.\n In this collaborative workshop, we'll keep it simple. We'll locate and unpack the writing that feel truest. Each session will consist of three parts: \n 1) idea-generating writing prompts, \n 2) cross-pollination to unpack ideas, and \n 3) facilitated peer review to reflect on shared work in a supportive space (around 500 words or fewer).\n (8 sessions) \n Note: This is a continuation of a previous class. New members and former participants are encouraged to sign up as topics will evolve in creative response from one week to the next.\n \n Instructor: Amy Hallberg\n Capacity: 15\n Cost: $115 nonmbr, $90 mbr, $0 plat-equiv\n Registration deadline: April 2\n \n NOTE: Amy Hallberg, Courageous Wordsmith, taught high school German (later Spanish) for twenty years before turning to storytelling in her native English. She is a graduate of Carleton College and the Loft Literary Center's Foreword Apprenticeship in Creative Nonfiction, is a Martha Beck Master Certified Life Coach, and holds certificates in Editing and German to English Translation from the University of Chicago. Amy's true-life novel, German Awakening: Tales from an American Life, features Northfield, and she's delighted to teach here. Amy hosts the podcast Frau Amy's World: Conversation with Real-Life Creatives.
By, For, and Of the People AND Myth or Truth
4/28 10:00am
A look at the DAR Museum's folk art collection, based on the 2011 exhibit By, For, and Of the People: Folk Art and Americana at the DAR Museum.\n A discussion of common myths heard in museums and historic places, based on the DAR Museum's 2006 exhibit, Myth or Truth, Stories We've Heard about Early America\n Presenter: Stacey Mae McGowan Olson\n DAR Museum Outreach Committee Chair\n Josiah Edson Chapter, Northfield MNSSDAR \n Capacity: 20\n Cost: $9 nonmbr, $7 mbr, $0 plat
Trauma 101 What they didnt teach me in school
4/30 9:00am
We hear the word trauma often these days. What does it feel like? How do we recognize it in our own lives? What can we do about it? \n Trauma – when I feel today the body sensations and emotions which first occurred long ago as if the incident is happening again right now. When I'm stuck with a conclusion I made long ago, which I know isn't true, but I can't seem to stop the bad feelings that come with the conclusion or change what my mind is still believing.\n Using stories, experiential exercises and plenty of time for Q & A, psychologist Ellen Saul will help open this topic, bring some clarity to how it applies to regular folks (all of us!), and develop with the group some strategies for responding effectively to trauma within ourselves and others.\n Instructor: Ellen Saul\n Capacity: 20\n Cost: $13 nonmbr, $ 10 mbr, $0 platinum\n \n NOTES: Ellen H. Saul, MS, LP, CST-T is a psychologist who practices in Northfield, MN. She has over 30 years of experience working with children, families and adults. She has special training in trauma and attachment. She is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and is certified in Level 2 Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is also a Certified Sandplay Therapist and teacher. After a transition year of major downsizing and moves, she and her husband, John Besse, are experiencing more free time and learning about this new stage of their lives!\n
AARP 8-hour Smart Driving Class
5/02 8:00am
This course is designed for the driver over age 50 to help discover how roads, cars, and you may have changed since you started driving. Learn eight driving strategies to make you a safer driver. Completion of this AARP Driver Safety course qualifies each student over age 55 (sometimes 50) a certificate redeemable for a discount on auto insurance premium. First timers must take the 8-hour course then a refresher course every 3 years to continue the discount. Please check with your insurance agent for age qualifications and renewal details. The cost of this class includes fees paid to AARP for the course. When registering for these classes, indicate AARP Driving Safety and dates of the session.\n THIS IS THE 8-HOUR COURSE FOR FIRST-TIMERS.\n *Bring a bag lunch\n \n Fees: $22 AARP Members, $27 non-AARP Members\n AARP Members please register in person or by phone (you will need your AARP member number)