Life Long Learning

Buckham West Senior Center
(507) 332-7357 | Buckham West Senior Center
19 West Division Street, Faribault, MN 55021
Buckham West is a non-profit organization which provides a variety of programs and services for adults 50 and over living in the Faribault area.

Carleton College
One North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 222-4000 | Carleton College
The Carleton campus has many services and facilities available to the community, including:
Arboretum: The Cowling Arboretum offers over 800 acres of natural land available to visitors looking for a peaceful place to walk, run, ski, fish, or simply enjoy being outdoors.
Arts: The Perlman Teaching Museum and Gould Library both offer art exhibitions, lectures and other events that are always free and open to the public. Also, numerous student art organizations present public performances throughout the academic year.
Bookstore: The Carleton Bookstore offers a great selection of merchandise and a knowledgeable staff to serve the reading public.
Convocations: Carleton’s weekly Convocations take place every Friday morning at 10:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Convocations are open to the public, free of charge and intended to promote discussion outside the classroom on a broad range of subjects.
Dining: Carleton’s Dining Services offers food in three different campus locations, all of which are open to visitors.
Observatory: Carleton’s historic Goodsell Observatory holds an open house on the first Friday of every month. All members of the community are welcome to come and view the skies, provided they’re cloudless.
LibraryGould Library welcomes members of the community to view the many library exhibitions, attend numerous events, and register to check out circulating materials.
Music: The academic calendar is packed with musical events. Public events are listed on the Music Events Calendar.
Recreation Center: Guests of students, faculty, and staff may use the Recreation Center facilities at no charge, provided they are accompanied by their Carleton sponsor.
Sporting Events: The public is welcome to attend sporting events hosted by all of Carleton’s 18 varsity sports. All athletic events are free of charge (excluding MIAC Playoff and NCAA Championship events).
Worship Services: The Office of the Chaplain hosts weekly worship services and special religious holiday celebrations representing a variety of faiths. Information is on the Chapel Schedule of Events.
Weitz Center
320 3rd St E, Northfield, MN 55057
Arts and cultural events at Carleton College
Weitz Center for Creativity | Events
The Weitz Center for Creativity is an academic building at Carleton College, located in Northfield, Minnesota, United States. Formerly a middle school and high school, it opened in the fall of 2011. In addition to classrooms, the center houses the Perlman Teaching Museum, a theater, and two dance studios.

Community Services – Northfield Public Schools
(507) 664-3649 | Northfield Community Resource Center
Opportunities for Learning and Recreation for All Ages.
Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Northfield Public Schools Community Services supports the learning and participation of adults and children in our community. We offer programs and classes that develop skills, inspire creativity and promote living healthfully.

Elder Collegium
Elder Collegium
In the spirit of “life-long learning,” the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium provides high quality academic experiences in the liberal arts for students over age fifty (retired or not). The faculty members of the Collegium, predominantly retirees themselves, include emeriti faculty from the colleges and retired public school teachers.

FiftyNorth (Northfield Senior Center)
1651 Jefferson Pkwy, Northfield MN 55057
(507) 664-3700 | FiftyNorth
FiftyNorth is a non-profit organization which provides a variety of programs and services for adults 50 and over living in the Northfield area. Join a book club, card group, craft group, FiftyNorth Band, Chime Choir. Try an art class, attend a lecture, …
Features: Pool, Fitness Center, Life Long Learning Classes, Theatre, Art Classes, Gallery … and so much more!

Northfield Arts Guild
304 Division Street, Northfield MN 55057
(507) 645-8877 | Northfield Arts Guild
Gallery, Classes, Gift Shop & Office
Guild Theatre
411 3rd Street W, Northfield MN 55057
Theatre Productions, Concerts & Classes
Northfield Arts Guild offers classes and workshops in dance, theater, visual arts, and literary arts for all ages and all abilities. Teachers are certified art educators, professional and experienced artists, and emerging teaching artists. Our fees are competitive with the local market. Scholarships are also available.

Northfield Historical Society
408 Division Street, Northfield MN 55057
(507) 645-9268 | Northfield Historical Society
Monday – Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Closed Sundays in January & February
Exhibits, Collections, Programs and Events.
Guided tours daily, early June through Labor Day

Northfield Public Library
210 Washington Street, Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 645-6606 | Northfield Public Library
Homebound Delivery: Volunteers deliver, and pick up the items for return. To request homebound service, call the library at (507) 645-1806 and ask for Laurie Kodet, Homebound Services Coordinator.
Whether you’re looking for a book or print magazine in the library, downloading an e-book or e-magazine, using our free WiFi in one of the library’s comfortable reading rooms or searching for family history on our databases, you will find that the Northfield Public Library is buzzing with activity and opportunity.

Rice County Historical Society
1814 NW 2nd Ave., Faribault, MN
(507) 332-2121 | Rice County Historical Society
MON – FRI: 9AM – 4PM
Weekends and evenings available by appointment.

St. Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 786-2222 | St Olaf College
St. Olaf offers a distinctive education grounded in academic rigor, residential learning, global engagement, and a vibrant Lutheran faith tradition. St. Olaf students have ongoing programming collaborations with FiftyNorth senior center. Call FiftyNorth Program Coordinator to find out ways to join in with current offerings: (507) 664-3709.