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.