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Coming Up at the Weitz Center

Upcoming Public Events at
Carleton’s Weitz Center

 (Note: times and venues are subject to change.  Carleton recommends verifying before you attend: .)

Film (Weitz Cinema)

Sun., Apr. 13   2:30    International Film Forum: Three short films by Marion Stalens (France)

“Danse Afrique Danse”, “Le Voyage du Fauteuil”, and “Silence or Exile”. Presented by Prof. Cherif Keita.

Mon., Apr. 14   7:00   International Film Forum: “Juliette Binoche, Sketches for a Portrait” (France, 2009)

This portrait explores Binoche’s complex personality as an artist, revealing her artistic depth by capturing her at work on a variety of different projects in disciplines ranging from cinema to dance to painting.

A colloquium with director Marion Stalens follows the screening.

Wed., Apr. 16  7:00    International Film Forum: “El Bosc” (Spain, 2012)

The Spanish Civil War, 1936. Ramon and his wife hide an ancestral secret: In the forest near the farmhouse where they live, mysterious lights illuminate a door leading into another world, from which no one can ever return.

A conversation with director Óscar Aibar follows the screening.

Thu., Apr. 17   7:00    “How to Survive a Plague” (U.S.A., 2012)

Beginning at the start of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States, the documentary follows a group of AIDS activists and founders of AIDS group ACT UP, and follows their struggle for response from the United States government and medical establishment in developing effective HIV/AIDS medications..

Fri., Apr. 18     8:00    Student Union Movie Organization: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (2013)

“The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.” (

11:00    “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Sat., Apr. 19    8:00    “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

11:00    “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Special exhibition

   Strategic Petroleum Reserve Landscapes  (Weitz Commons; through June 1)

Minneapolis artist Paul Shambroom offers large photographic landscapes of U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve sites. Look above the cafe!

Museum exhibitions (through May 4)

   Petrochemical America Project Room

Haunting photographs of “Chemical Alley” on the lower Mississippi by photographer Richard Misrach and “throughlines” by designer Kate Orff.

   Rapture/Rupture: James D. Butler Upper Mississippi View

Butler’s painting “Power Plant/St. Paul” complements the Petrochemical America exhibition focusing on the lower Mississippi “Cancer Alley.”

A View of the Blood Moon from our Neighborhood

Actually,  the view was similar everywhere in the USA,  tho I don’t see how conditions could have been better;   a perfectly clear, chilly sky, with relatively little ambient light.   We’ll have three more chances to see such a lunar eclipse in the next 18 months;   isn’t that terrific?   This view was captured at the Carleton soccer field at 2:40 AM with a 400 mm lens, ISI 500, f4.5 @ 1.3 seconds.     Ed


Annual NESNA Picnic Another Success

A good crowd was on hand on Sunday, June 23, for our annual potluck/picnic at the Weitz Center.   Jerri and Grace put in many hours to make this another enjoyable event.   You can see a slideshow of it here:   simply click on the image to begin,  and the symbols at R & L to change.    Ed


Another Garage Sale

We thank Suzie Nakasian for this message.     Ed

Clear out your closets for the 2nd Annual

East Side Neighborhood “Goods for Good” Garage Sale for TORCH

Save the Dates Friday May 17th and Saturday May 18th  for
2nd Annual East Side Neighborhood “Goods for Good” Garage Sale

Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18, 8:00 am-3:00pm (rain or shine)
302 Maple Street  (corner of 3rd Street East; home of Molly and Bill Woehrlin).
Proceeds to benefit Northfield’s TORCH (Tackling Obstacles Raising College Hopes) Program which provides tutoring, mentoring and college access coaching and scholarships to income challenged to youth in our community.

Donations Eagerly Accepted! Please donate clean, useable items that are in working order! Accepted items include household and kitchen items, camping equipment, bikes, garden tools and pots, clothes, childrens’ equipment, toys and games. Sorry no electric or electronic items, shoes or large furniture items and mattresses.

Large Furniture Items can be sold through our Virtual Garage Sale! If you have large furniture or mattresses that you would like to sell, you may send photos with a photo(s), descriptive information about the item and your name and contact email and/or phone number. The Torch Team will post that information at the sale site. Interested customers will contact you directly, and if you make a sale, you can donate those proceeds to TORCH without having to schlep the item to the garage sale courtesy of this “virtual garage sale.”

How to donate: you are welcome to drop off items at the sale site on Saturday, May 3 and Saturday, May 10 from 9 to noon or call Molly Woehrlin to set up an alternate date/time.

If you are interested in helping out at the sale, or helping to set it up, please contact Molly at /645-9619 or Suzie Nakasian /507-301-6756.

Thank you for your support of this sale, and for your support of the TORCH program which is making such a huge difference for income challenged youth i our schools! For more information about TORCH visit the program’s website by clicking here TORCH , or contact the Program’s  Director Beth Berry “Beth Berry at Northfield High School. Contributions to the TORCH program are tax-deductible.

The East Side Neighborhood Garage Sale for TORCH is part of the Goods for Good, Great Northfield Rummage Raid for Charity: a community-building, environmentally friendly, fun fundraising event that will be held May 17-18, 2013 (the weekend after Mother’s Day.

Thank you for your support of TORCH, and for your support for the East Side Garage Sale for TORCH!

TORCH Program in Northfield is Recognized by MPR

Many of our neighbors at NESNA will be pleased to hear of the recognition just given by MPR to the TORCH Program in Northfield.    Here is the link to let you see and hear exactly what was broadcast.    We thank Suzie Nakasian for this alert.      Ed

MPR salutes Northfield’s TORCH program!