Don’t forget, staff interviews today at the NEW Key beginning at 4:00. Board members, please come if you want to be a part of the review process. Potential staffers, show up to your interview! See you there…
The cool peeps of Sundance Kids, a great Seattle band that played at the Key last summer, will be back in concert this TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th, 7pm at the NEW KEY. Bands Iji, Megabog, Dogbreath, and Best Friends Forever will be playing! Come check out some sweet tunes and a chance to hang out in the new space. $3 at the door….bring yourself, bring your friends!!
What: CONCERT featuring Sundance Kids members playing with Iji, Megabog, Dogbreath, and guests Best Friends Forever
When: Tuesday, Sept. 28th at 7:00pm
Where: 109 6th Street at the NEW KEY
Why: Because it’s cheap ($3), awesome music at a sweet venue!!
BRING FRIENDS AND COME HANG OUT
Moving day will still be happening this afternoon at 4pm, we will just be moving a lot less stuff, since the majority of our possessions were evacuated yesterday from the basement, Titanic-style.
We DO still need to move…
-The BIG desk
-The fish tank
-Any other remaining large furniture you want to keep.
Please show up at 4 to lend a buff and helping hand. It shouldn’t take very long at all…less than 30 minutes if we don’t fool around. After that, the old Key will be closed for the day due to cracking and flooding in the basement.
This coming Saturday (Sept. 25th) at 4:00pm, we are MOVING out of the old Key. Cory has been nice enough to volunteer his truck as transportation for all of the large objects, so we really need to take advantage of this time. EVERYONE IS MORE THAN WELCOME AND STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to come help out with this process. Remember, the sooner stuff gets moved, the sooner we can inhabit the lovely new building!!! It might even be wise to show up BEFORE 4, just so we can have some large boxes ready to go. This is quite possibly our only opportunity to move the big furniture that we want to take (desk, couches, etc), so whatever we want to bring must get brought this day. Make sense?
*Also, if anyone wants to bring a camera for posterity’s sake, please do so. After Saturday, the old Key, which has been home to so many people for 15 years, will be empty and lonely. We should probably document these dying days =(
Book Club is currently reading Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison. So far, we’ve met twice to discuss this engaging and controversial book…but it’s not too late to join!! For next time, read through Chapter 13. If you haven’t started yet, be not discouraged, because it is a very quick read and you will catch up in no time.
*Book Club meets every Monday at 5:00 at the (old) Key. ALL ARE WELCOME!!
Today, Danny Dobrow taught another delicious class based around the absolutely groovy (as I like to call it) chickens donated to us by one of our adult board members, Derek Haars (thanks buddy). Along with the fried chicken, we made gravy and dumplings, corn bread and some of the largest apple pies I have ever encountered.
Kellen and I helped make some sun jars at the Key. We used solar LED lights from some cheap lawn ornaments and put them in Ball jars. Good times were had, and rooms were dimly lit. Art Night is every Thursday at 5:00. Keep checking to see what will be happ’nin’ next week. (I’m thinking tiny terrariums.)
Going into a week of gratitude and thanks giving, we know that we have so much to be appreciative of. The community of Northfield has never stepped down from a challenge, and they have continually been willing to open both their minds and their hearts to the work around them that needs to be done to make this community a great place for EVERYONE. Never enough words exist to thank all those who give of their time, of their talents, and of their resources. THANK YOU so much to everyone who gave to the NUY during Give to the Max. We are so grateful to you all for believing in the power of youth voice and the creation of a caring community! ...
“Hello, my name is Haley Heiner. I am the Co-President of the Northfield Union of Youth, also known as 'The Key.' I have been attending there for a while now and I’ve honestly never felt more at home there. So many wonderful people have accepted me there and I’ve gained amazing new friendships. The Key has helped me through so much regarding mental health, social skills, financial problems, and more. Without The Key, I don’t know where I would be today, and so many youth could say the same. The Key is the longest-running youth-led and youth-empowering organization recorded in the United States and I want it to stay that way. So many kids, including me, need a safe space like The Key. I'm so grateful that I have a place like this, and I am beyond grateful that our community cares for this organization.”
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