For its April meeting, members of the Aurora Study Club who have already made reservations will take a field trip April 16 to the Western Reserve Historical Society and Cleveland Museum of Art.

In the morning, they will board buses at 8:45 in the Church of Aurora-Town Hall parking lot. Organizers stress it is very important to be on time.

At the Western Reserve Historical Society, members will tour the Hay-McKinney mansion, Euclid Beach pavilion, "Dior & More" exhibit and Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum.

At noon, members will travel to the Cleveland Museum of Art, where they will have lunch at the museum's cafe, then tour the museum and the current exhibits. They will depart for the return trip to Aurora at 3:30 p.m.

There will not be a meeting at the Church of Aurora. On May 21, the group will be entertained by ventriloquist Cindy Speck. Her programs are tailored for audiences of all ages and are very amusing.


Deadline for applications for the Aurora Historical society's Veron Biggar scholarship is today (April 9). This year's requirements include applicants having to submit a PowerPoint or Prezi presentation about their family histories. The scholarship will be given at the Aurora High School academic awards in May.

The opening of a new permanent exhibition called "Early Aurora: Before the Pioneers" will be May 22. The 48-square-foot exhibition will tell the story of life around Aurora before founding families came.

Kent State intern Cori Iannaggi was the lead researcher and write prior to her graduation and admission to graduate school. KSU intern Carrie Wimer helped write and proofread and place the components.

The society will host a speaker and dessert meeting where members can see the results of the yearlong project.

Margaret (Powell) Hamilton was the winner of the Florian K. Lawton raffle, made possible by the Florian K. Lawton Foundation and Kenneth Lawton.

The third antiques appraisal fair, consignment shop and cafe will be Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library gallery. For details or to volunteer, contact Kathlyn Brown at 330-562-7034 or

Volunteers are always needed by the society. Contact Marcelle Wilson at 330-995-3336 or if interested. The museum is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. and by appointment.

Historical society merchandise that is available include books, boxed note cards, ornaments, cross stitch, trays, silver picture frames and Geauga Lake shirts.

The society wishes to thank city workers Bill Fellenstein, J.J. Kudley and Matt Germann for help in moving heavy items to make room for the recent "Journey Stories" exhibition.


The new Aurora Women in Networking group has a spa sampler planned today (April 9) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets Suite 270 beside Harry & David.

A 3Chamber networking luncheon featuring Great Lakes Brewing Co.'s Patrick Conway will be April 15 at Signature of Solon.

The next Aurora Chamber networking luncheon will be May 14, a 3Chamber Business to Business Show will be May 22 at Signature of Solon and the annual golf outing will be June 10 at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Streetsboro.