Book Club will be starting up at the Key on Monday, Nov. 15th shortly after 7pm. We will be reading The Chosen by Chaim Potok. Also, we have a legitimate St. Olaf student who will be helping us lead discussion! Please stop by the Key to pick up a book if you are interested in attending. There will be snacks!!!
A brief synopsis from Amazon:
Few stories offer more warmth, wisdom, or generosity than this tale of two boys, their fathers, their friendship, and the chaotic times in which they live. Though on the surface it explores religious faith–the intellectually committed as well as the passionately observant–the struggles addressed in The Chosen are familiar to families of all faiths and in all nations.
In 1940s Brooklyn, New York, an accident throws Reuven Malther and Danny Saunders together. Despite their differences (Reuven is a Modern Orthodox Jew with an intellectual, Zionist father; Danny is the brilliant son and rightful heir to a Hasidic rebbe), the young men form a deep, if unlikely, friendship. Together they negotiate adolescence, family conflicts, the crisis of faith engendered when Holocaust stories begin to emerge in the U.S., loss, love, and the journey to adulthood. The intellectual and spiritual clashes between fathers, between each son and his own father, and between the two young men, provide a unique backdrop for this exploration of fathers, sons, faith, loyalty, and, ultimately, the power of love.
Come check it out!
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.
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The Northfield Union of Youth is excited to welcome Meredith Stolte as our new Community Development Coordinator. Meredith is a (very) recent graduate of St. Olaf where she majored in Psychology and Religion. Meredith has a vast array of community focused and youth empowerment work experience, most recently as a a student hall coordinator, crisis counselor, and public relations assistant. She will be focusing her time on creating meaningful connections with community partners for The Wallflower Project, and ensuring our youth mental health board continues their strong community presence. Please join us in welcoming Meredith to the Northfield Union of Youth! ...
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