Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Midsommar Photos

Midsommar 2008 was a spectacular event, with a crisp, sunny day and hundreds (estimates are that there were as many as 400 people in the park!) of happy, flower-wearing revelers. You can see for yourself in these fabulous photo galleries...

Doug Bratland's slideshow (61 photos)
Miriam Mueller's slideshow (133 photos)

There are also smaller galleries from the previous celebrations in 2007 and 2005.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Schedule for Midsommar 2008: Sunday, June 22.

Things are coming together for Sunday's midsummer celebration in Way Park. The weather report is still looking good! (St. John's is the rain site.) Here's a loose schedule of events for the evening...
  • 6 pm -- Activities and crafts begin. (This is your chance to make a flower wreath to wear in the processional.) Informal picnicking. Hot dogs and ice cream available for sale.
  • 6:15 -- Musicians gather near the stone wall in the park.
  • 6:30 -- Music begins (Hütenänny and friends—bring an instrument and join in!)
  • 7:00 -- Midsommar processional, followed by raising of the maistang (maypole).
  • 7:15 -- Scandinavian songs and dances.
  • 7:45 -- Bonfire is lit. More music and informal dancing until 8:30. Games, activities, food and fun continue throughout the evening.
See you Sunday!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Books & Stars: June 25

The Northfield Public Library's ever-popular Books & Stars program comes to Way Park on Wednesday, June 25. Booker the Book Bus opens at 6:30 p.m. with library materials for all ages. At 7 p.m. "comedy juggler" Dave Walbridge will entertain with his "Big Fun Show!" And Northfield's Cocoa Bean will be on hand to sell its famous Hawaiian Shaved Ice (with profits donated to Booker).

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Community Midsommar Celebration: June 22

Celebrate midsommar in Scandinavian style on Sunday, June 22! Activities begin at 6 p.m. with a processional march and maypole raising, followed by music, dancing, games and a bonfire!

Tiny's hot dogs (Nordic or American style) and Sweet Pea's ice cream treats will be available for purchase. In the event of rain, we'll gather at St. John's Lutheran Church.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Neighborhood Garage Sales: June 14

Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Join your neighbors for the best bargain hunt to hit Northfield's west side in years...the Way Park Neighborhood Garage Sales!

Each host will determine the percentage of sales that will benefit Way Park. Maps showing sale sites will be available at the north end of the park starting at 8:30 a.m. the day of the sale.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Friends of Way Park Fundraising Dinner

5 p.m. Saturday, April 5, Northfield Eagles Club

HütenännyThe Friends of Way Park welcome all to a pasta dinner at the Northfield Eagles Club on Saturday, April 5 to raise funds to help the city realize development of the new Way Park plan. Dinner is served from 5-8 p.m. and includes spaghetti with meat or meatless sauce, garlic breadsticks, salad, and coffee. A dessert table will be full of additional treats available for purchase.

The evening will feature a silent auction and live Nordic music from Hütenänny and Scandium. The Friends of Way Park will hold a brief annual meeting from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the door: $7 for adults, $3 for children 10 and under. The Eagles Club is at 304 S. Water St., beside the Ames Mill.