Raffle tickets for "The Whoops Quilt" made by the Aurora Quilt Guild will benefit the Aurora Library.
Aurora Quilt Guild is raffling a striking new quilt to raise money for the library. Drawing for "The Whoops Quilt," so named because of the bright red and white square in the center of a stunning black and white design, will take place at a trunk show for Cindy Casciato on May 18 in the library gallery.
Raffle tickets at $1 each or six for $5 can be purchased at the library's circulation desk,or at the next meeting of the guild March 12 at 10:15 a.m. in the gallery. Denise Brister, one of the group's founders, said the group warmly welcomes everyone who's interested in quilting.
In addition to the fun of working together and sharing the camaraderie of other artists, Aurora Quilt Guild has adopted two service projects: Project Linus, for seriously ill children at Akron Children's Hospital; and Portage County Community House for Battered Woman, for women and children seeking a safe environment.
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Orange Alert! If you've spotted trees with bright- colored slashes in the city's rights-of-way, don't be alarmed. The markings are not blotchy graffiti nor a trend in curb appeal.
The city's new website explains Aurora received a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to remove trees in the right-of-way that are infested with the Emerald Ash Borer, a vicious bug that kills ash trees, rendering them unstable and potentially dangerous.
The orange markings will enable contractors to accurately bid on safely removing the trees. However, the city assures residents, not all right-of-way trees with marks will be eliminated and homeowners will be notified prior to any removal. For more information, contact city arborist Courtney Schumm at 330-995-8867.
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Welcome spring at the Friends of Aurora Memorial Library's quarterly book sale March 22 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and March. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of the Friends will have first dibs to buy March 21 from 3 to 6 p.m., and memberships beginning at $10 will be available at the door. Bargain prices for the gently used books begin at $1 for adult hard back fiction and non-fiction and just 25 cents for children's books.
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The madcap comedy
"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" continues at 8 p.m. March 8-9 at Aurora Community Theatre.
Stephen Berg, Seth Clerget and Brian Diehl, directed by Don Bernardo, portray the best brief bits of the Bard with wit, wigs, hats, cloaks and quick costume changes while popping up all over the theater. Tickets at $16 for adults and $11 for age 18 and under are available at 333-562-1818 or auroracommunitytheatre.com.
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Aurora Historical Society's gala opening recently for its special exhibit on Abraham Lincoln was a huge success. According to president John Kudley Jr., it was the largest gathering of its kind for the group and attracted many new friends to the museum.
Kudos to Kudley and all the hard working board members and other volunteers who set up the exhibit and oversaw the myriad details that made for a fabulous evening:
Michael Thal, Kathlyn Brown, Marcelle Wilson, Carole Jo Moroney, Robert and Karen Walker, Dick Fetzer, Donna and Ray Jobin, Earl Biederman, Tom Eakin, Donna Mattmuller, Marge Godale, B Koglman, Tim Holder, Neil Klimko, Terry Gugliotta, Nancy Brainard, Bob Mason, Joanne and Jim Rose, Mary Anne Palm, Dan and Jo Smalley.
Special recognition to Jeff Clark of Clark Design, who provided the professional graphics for the invitation and beautiful commemorative program.
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"Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" continues with two exceptional programs featuring local experts on both law and medicine.
On March 15 at 5 p.m., history professors Dr. Daniel Kilbride of John Carroll will discuss civil rights during the civil war, and Dr. Diane Barnes of Youngstown State University will talk about abolitionists, including the role Aurora played in that effort.
On March 30 at 5 p.m., Dr. Peter D'Onofrio, president of the Society of Civil War Surgeons, will present "Medical Advancements in the Civil War." Both programs, followed by light refreshments, are free and open to all.
Other Lincoln related activities include tours by students from Aurora schools at all grade levels, the Chamber of Commerce meeting on March 15 and the Aurora Library's gathering of Aurora Cooks! at 5:30 p.m. on March 26, which will feature recipes and cookware from the Civil War era.
The Lincoln exhibit will remain on display at the historical museum until April 5 (open Mondays 1-7 p.m., Tuesdays 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m., Wednesdays 2-6 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. and Saturdays noon-4 p.m..
For details about the historical society and Lincoln exhibit, visit aurorahistorical.org or call 330-995-3336.
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