Thursday, October 15, 2009

Benefit Concert this Saturday!

The Friends of Way Park invite you to a Benefit Concert this Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7 pm at First United Church of Christ, 300 Union Street. Music of Johann Sebastian Bach will be performed by Andrea Een, violin and viola, and Theo Wee, organ and piano.

West First Street has been recently closed through Way Park, creating a large contiguous park for the first time since the early 1930's, when the Northfield Hospital was built on half of the land donated by the Way sisters. All proceeds from this concert will go toward implementing phase one of the new landscape design plan by Spencer Jones.

Theo Wee is marking her 40th year as organist at the First United Church of Christ and this concert is part of that celebration of her contribution to the musical and spiritual life of the congregation. Andrea Een is a music professor at St. Olaf College where she began teaching in 1977.

The program will be Sonata No. 6 in G major for Violin and Cembalo, Sonata No. 1 in B minor for Violin and Cembalo, Suite No. 3 in C Major for Solo Viola (originally cello), and the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor for Organ. General admission for the concert is $10.00. Seniors/Students: $5.00.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Spaghetti Fundraiser: Saturday, Oct. 3

The Friends of Way Park invite you to enjoy a great meal for a great cause. Please join your friends and neighbors at the Eagles Club on Saturday, October 3 to raise funds to help realize development of Way Park.

Dinner will be served from 5-7:30pm. 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 also feature a silent auction. Tickets are available at the door: $7 for adults, $3 for children 10 and under.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Celebrate Midsommar 2009 in Way Park!

Join us for a Scandinavian midsommar celebration in Way Park on the evening of Sunday, June 21. Informal picnicking, wreath making and other kid-friendly crafts begin at 6 p.m. Festivities will include a midsommar processional at 7 pm, followed by raising of the maistang (maypole), dancing, games, crafts and a bonfire. Live Nordic music will be provided by Hütenänny and friends. Hot dogs, ice cream and waffles will be available for purchase. In case of rain, the celebration will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Way Park, Sons of Norway and the Northfield Swedish Club. Bring your lawn chair, grab your family and friends, and please join us!