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Around Aurora-Sept. 7

by CHRISTINE PATRONIK-HOLDER | CORRESPONDENT Published: September 7, 2016 1:00 AM

High-stepping energy, precision choreography and rhythm, plus the big boom and blare of drums and horns will generate "Thunder Over Aurora" at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 in Veterans Stadium.

The marching band spectacular will showcase our own talented Aurora high school musicians, plus bands from Bedford, North Olmsted, Notre-Dame Cathedral Latin, Orrville and Streetsboro high schools.

For those of us who have trouble walking and chewing gum at the same time, it's amazing to watch these skillful, disciplined youngsters combine marching and dance moves while playing rousing music on brass, woodwind or percussion instruments.

Bravo to these hard-working students and their teachers. Tickets will be available at the gate. Proceeds benefit Aurora Band Boosters. For more information, email aurorabandboosters@gmail.com.

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Dust off your 1990 Acura Legend Coupe, Ford Taurus or Mazda Miata, because this year they're qualified to display at Aurora's Classic Car Show.

Vehicles 25 years or older will be eligible for prizes Sept. 10 from noon to 4 p.m. at Sunny Lake Park. Aurora Parks and Recreation is in charge of the annual event sponsored by Aurora Manor, with the Rotary Club of Aurora in charge of the 50/50 raffle.

Rain date is Sept. 11.

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Aurora Memorial Library will be the place to gather for events for all ages this month.

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Preschool storytime for children ages 2 to 5 begins Sept. 14. Call 330-562-6502 to register. Early exposure to books can create a lifelong love of learning.

Knitters and crocheters of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to bring a current project and get together Sept. 12 in front of the fireplace from 6 to 7:30 pm.

Friends of the Library will sponsor two book sales this month -- Sept. 10 and 20 starting at 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit programs like pre-school storytime.

Aurora cooks are invited to bring a dish to share that's been made from the cookbook "Are We Having Fun Yet? The Cooking and Partying Handbook" by Sammy Hagar on Sept. 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Teen Writers' Circle, a new library program will meet Sept. 24 from 2 to 3 p.m. Students in grades 7 to 12 who have a passion for writing in any form are invited to bring their ideas, a pen, notebook and a willingness to explore creativity and imagination.

Christina Green, a local resident who enjoys writing movie scripts and poetry, will facilitate the Teen Writers' Circle.

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Aaaargh, Ahoy there, matey! Just a quick reminder that Sept. 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and, happily, Sept. 22 not only marks the first day of autumn, but it's National Ice Cream Cone Day."

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We welcome your Aurora news. Contact Christine Patronik-Holder at 440-554-4913 or cph@cphcommunications.com.


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