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Never mind that NEG cover, Girls Nite Out is Friday

NEG May 2012 cover Rob Schanilec, By All Means Graphics Girls Nite Out
When the May 2012 issue of the Northfield Entertainment Guide (PDF) hit the streets last week, I noticed a typo on the cover. "GIRLS NITE OUT Saturday, May 11" says the text. Of course, May 11th (tomorrow) is Friday.  I had the pleasure yesterday of informing NEG publisher Rob Schanilec (By All Means Graphics) about it. He groaned, "That’s not a typo. I would call that an error."

I could empathize. Last week when I blogged the flyer for the mountain bike racing team information night at the high school, I put ‘Wednesday’ instead of ‘Tuesday.’  Judy Becker, Facilities Scheduler at Community Ed, alerted me to the error.  I fixed the flyer and the blog entry and thanked her.  A few minutes later, she alerted me again. "Tuesday is the 15th, not the 17th. Are you looking at an April calendar?" Um, no, I wasn’t.  I thought I heard her say, "Well then, what are you smoking?"

For all the GNO details, see Jessica Paxton’s blog post on Northfield.org:  Don’t Miss the 6th Annual Girls Nite Out — this Friday, May 11! You can also follow Girls Nite Out on Facebook.

See my 2009, 2008, and 2007 photo albums for a bit of GNO flavor.

Girls Nite Out is May 6

Friday is Girls Nite Out. The Chamber’s community calendar says:

Gather your girlfriends for a fun night! Shop the eclectic, one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques in Northfield’s historic downtown and enjoy fabulous sales, giveaways, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments in the stores as well as dining-out specials, followed by live entertainment at The Grand Event Center. For more information call (507) 645-2376 or shop@sistersugly.com

The GNO Facebook page says:

Girls Nite OutTickets are $10 and are available at Rooms by Tagg 2, Sisters Ugly, The Rare Pair, Monarch, Fine Threads and Anna’s Closet. Tickets are limited so please purchase in advance!

Girls Nite Out is a non-profit event for women in Northfield and surrounding areas. Over the past five years GNO has raised over $2500 for local non-profit organizations and charities. This year, the recipient of a portion of the proceeds will go to Ruth’s House of Rice County.

Nfld Patch:  Girls Just Want to Have (Discounted) Fun

The event, which features discount shopping on Division Street shops and a live band at The Grand Event Center, starts at 4:30 p.m Friday. Proceeds go to Ruth’s House, an organization that provides housing and support to homeless families in Faribault.

Girls Nite Out begins on Bridge Square, where attendees can pick up their wristbands. The wristbands entitle wearers to discounts at more than 30 Northfield stores and restaurants. Shops have special products, sales, and trunk shows planned for the night, and many restaurants will run specials.

See my 2009, 2008, and 2007 GNO photo albums.

Girls Nite Out in jeopardy?

In today’s Strib: Ladies’ night not all right, state says.

Girls Nite Out, Northfield MNIt’s a bastion of bar culture: "Ladies’ Night," staged to attract female customers by cutting their drink prices and cover charges. It’s also illegal gender discrimination, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. The department charged this week that by having ladies’ nights, five Twin Cities establishments denied men the right to "full and equal enjoyment" of their business.

This could mean that next year’s Girls Nite Out is destined to become Homo sapiens Nite Out or some such.

Photo redux: Girls Nite Out

Former members of the Shop Local dancers - put out to pastureRoss has the info in his blog post detailing Friday night’s Girls Nite Out (GNO) activities (PDF).


What he fails to mention is that the veteran members of the Shop Local/Somewhat Full Monty routine at the Grand, he and I among them, have not been invited back. We’ve retained counsel.  Clearly age discrimination.

Hopefully, they’ll let <ahem> photojournalists in the Grand.

See the 2009, 2008, and 2007 GNO photo albums.