Once again, join friends and colleagues for a jam-packed day at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio.

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May 31, 2016

Plant. Harvest. Learn. *Service Opportunity!*
Mid-Ohio Food Bank’s Learning Garden
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come out to the Mid Ohio Food Bank’s 1-acre Learning Garden on Tuesday, May 31 for a hands on volunteer experience. We’ll harvest fresh, local produce to be distributed to members of the community, and learn lots about sustainable farming practices that can applied even in home and backyard gardens.

Give back, get dirty, and have fun with your friends and colleagues!

Beechwold Partner Kristen Holtvoigt is leading the charge, so email her at kristenh@thenorthstarcafe.com with questions and to RSVP. This is a special service opportunity you won’t want to miss!

May 31

June 4, 2016

Spring Tours at RainFresh Harvest Farms
RainFresh Harvests
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore a farm on the cutting edge of renewable energies and technology… that’s just outside Dublin! We’ve sourced from Barry Adler at RainFresh Harvests from Day 1. Literally. He and Kevin met when Northstar was just a glimmer in he and Katy’s eyes. Now we welcome Barry’s spring and summer deliveries of greens, herbs and other produce, all of it grown completely “off the grid.”

This spring, Barry is opening up his entire farm to open tours on two dates: Saturday, May 14 and Saturday, June 4.

Stop in any time between 1-4pm to tour, ask questions, see what’s growing, geek out over aquaponics (aka fish farming), and listen in on why solar and wind harnessing have helped Barry farm sustainably for 11 years.

It’s an excellent field trip and an even better way to spend some time outside, visiting one of Northstar’s most treasured vendors.

Reach out to Claire (claireh@thenorthstarcafe.com) with any questions, though you can drop in at your leisure. It’s totally free! And there’s typically a cute farm dog roaming around….

Jun 04

June 30, 2016

Cedar Point Trip
Cedar Point
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

The second annual Cedar Point trip is on and poppin’! Once again, join friends and colleagues for a jam-packed day at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio.

Tickets are $20 and include transportation to and from the park, admission, and wrist bands for free, unlimited water & soda. Email trailmix@thenorthstarcafe.com to RSVP and stay in the loop, as final details will be announced shortly.

Plus, Cedar Point opened for the 2016 season with this little ditty:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/ct-cedar-point-new-record-breaking-roller-coaster-20160509-story.html

Jun 30

July 13, 2016

Columbus Crew Soccer Game
Mapfre Stadium
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For the first time in company history, we’ve reserved a block of tickets to attend a Columbus Crew game! Join your colleagues on Wednesday, July 13 as the Crew take on Toronto at Mapfre Stadium.

Parking, eating, and drinking is up to you, but Trailmix is taking care of the tickets! We’ll share more details soon, like number of guests you can bring for free, and potential carpool options. In the mean time, pencil in the date and get pumped!

Tony or Claire will be visiting alignments and hanging posters, but feel free to reach out with questions. Go Crew!

Jul 13
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