On their first summertime visit to our Ohio home nearly 30 years ago, my California nieces Robin and Wendy asked for just one treat: to stay up late enough to see a phenomenon they'd heard about but never seen in person: lightening bugs.

As a Midwesterner, it never occurred to me that there were parts of our country without fireflies, so it was an easy wish to grant and the sisters were duly amazed and delighted by nature's mini-light show.

For all of us who take our backyard shows for granted, Aurora's Moebius Center invites us to learn more about nature's fairy lights, winged nocturnal creatures and things that go bump in the night July 15 at 7:30 p.m.

"Night Flight" will be held at the center on East Mennonite Road, just past Sunny Lake Park up the hill and on the left. As always, let them know you're coming by registering on their website at www.mymnc.org.

"Yoga in the Yard," a fusion of peace and contentment with tasty, healthy food, plus mimosas, will take place July 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. Aurora's Essential Zen Yoga Studio and the Aurora Inn Hotel & Event Center will team up to offer a morning of delicious relaxation at the inn.

The studio's Katie Patrick, RYT 500, will conduct the class while the inn's chef will prepare the plated breakfast. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. The all-inclusive $25 fee can be paid directly to the hotel by calling 330-562-0767 ext. 219. Namaste!

Whether it's for business or pleasure, traveling can be a delight, too often proceeded by headache and bother.

To help focus on the ease and fun of your trip and reduce the stressful challenges, Aurora Chamber of Commerce has invited experts from Iguana Travel and The Travel Connection to share their knowledge and useful tips July 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at ThornCreek Winery & Gardens, 155 Treat Road.

Required reservations for the $25 per person event can be made at director@allaboutaurora.com.

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Aurora Community Theatre's production of the rock musical "Grease" features Aurora residents both on stage and behind the scenes.

Hannah Gang plays the role of Sandy, while Sophie Longo can be seen as Patty, Eve Regelbrugge as Marty and John Kushan as Kenickie. Santino Palma, who served on the set construction crew, will be seen on stage as Doody.

Maggie Hamilton designed and manages sound. Marianne Paul is handling costumes. Rebecca Gang is helping out as co-producer, while Michelle Regelbrugge serves as liaison to the ACT's board of trustees.

"Grease" continues at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 15 with a July 9 matinee at 3. Tickets at $16 for adults and $11 for youths 18 and under are available at www.auroracommunitytheatre.com or 330-562-1818.

The theatre advises audiences that the show contains explicit language and suggestive innuendo that some may find offensive.

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