Back by popular demand, Aurora Historical Society will conduct its hugely successful Antiques Appraisal Fair, Café and Consignment Shop on Oct. 12 from from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the museum and lower level of the library building.
In the style of the “Antiques Roadshow,” experts will donate their time to provide uncertified appraisals of books, china, clocks, clothing, coins, country store memorabilia, Florence, Lladro and Royal Doulton, furniture, glassware, jewelry, movie posters, musical instruments, oil paintings, post cards, radios, silver, sports memorabilia, textiles, watches, vintage purses and accessories, vintage advertising, WWI and WWII posters.
The consignment shop will offer a terrific opportunity to raise money for yourself and the society. Marianne Biederman will be on hand Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to accept antique and collectible items you wish to sell, agreeing to share 30 percent of the proceeds with the society. For more information, call 330-562-6496.
B Koglman is lining up the best pie bakers in Aurora to donate their homemade goodies to sell at the café along with the delicious soups, sandwiches and beverages that Ruth Studer, Ray Jobin and the kitchen committee will put together.
Kudos to Kathlyn Brown, Diane Oberle, the historical society’s board of trustees, sponsor the Atrium at Anna Maria of Aurora and all hard-working volunteers in the kitchen, parking lot, hallways, helping at the appraiser tables and the ticket table.
The $5 admission includes access to the consignment shop and the lunch room plus one appraisal, while the $10 gets you access to everything and three appraisals.
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Marianne Paul says a limited number of seats are still available for the Oct. 12 Great Gatsby Gala to benefit Aurora Community Theatre.
“We only do this every four years to keep it a very special event,” Paul said about the party that will feature elegant appetizers, wine, full course dinner and entertainment by Roseann Canfora’s Celestial Strings, Frank Sinatra impersonator Michael Sonata, dancing to George Petrich’s 18-piece big band, Sophisticated Swing.
To highlight the Gatsby theme, Roaring 20s attire is encouraged and Dolly Spinelli of Aurora Rose Dance Academy will teach everyone the Charleston. A limited auction and raffle will feature the Prohibition-era favorite — a wheelbarrow of booze donated by ACT’s board of trustees.
Proceeds from the gala, which will be at Barrington Golf Club, go directly to capital improvements for the theater including much needed upgrades to the sound system, renovated dressing rooms and backstage construction area, plus a new proscenium curtain, which hasn’t been replaced in decades.
Tickets at $150 per person ($100 tax deductible) can still be purchased by mailing a check to ACT, Box 9, Aurora 44202 or by calling Marianne at (330) 562-9065.
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“Steel Magnolias” will open Aurora Community Theatre’s 54th season Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. and continue Fridays and Saturdays through Nov 23.
Aurorans Tari Lyn Bergoine (Truvy), Susan Henthorn (Clairee), Macey Staninger (Shelby), Chris White (M’Lynn), Sue Cohen (Ouiser), Marianne Paul (producer), Jean Arbuckle (set decoration), Marianne Gingras (costumer) and Maggie Hamilton (sound) will be joined by Johnetta Harris (Annelle) of Twinsburg; Paul Chechak (set construction), Scott Jarvis (stage manager), Laurie Lessard (lights), all of Ravenna; and Barbara L. Rhoades (director).
Tickets at $16 for adults and $11 for age 18 and under can be purchased anytime at www.auroracommunitytheatre.com or by calling 330-562-1818.
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Nutcracker Sweets, the Church in Aurora’s annual juried arts and crafts show organized by the Women’s Guild, will celebrate 32 years selling original works for the benefit of good works when the doors open Oct 18 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Oct 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5, while children 12 and under accompanied by an adult are free. It’s a great place to shop for Christmas and share a delicious meal or dessert with friends.
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Bravo and congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Al Carr of Independence Village in Aurora, who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Sept. 15.
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Drive carefully and watch out for the little one from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, Aurora’s official trick-or-treat time.
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