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1 -- Look for farm fresh food

The Aurora Farmers Market continues each Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. through Aug. 30 in the parking lot behind the Church in Aurora. There are many local vendors on hand offering a variety of food and other products.

2 -- Enjoy music outdoors!

The third in the city's summer music concert series will take place tonight (June 28) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. when Silver Creek consisting of Robert and Deborah Carothers performs classic, country and southern rock tunes at the Veterans Memorial Park gazebo.

Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to enjoy the music on the grassy hillside. If the weather is rainy, the concert will take place in Aurora High's auditorium. In case of inclement weather, call the hotline at 330-655-6410 for up to date information.

3 -- Attend summer play

The summer stock production "Grease" kicks off this weekend at Aurora Community Theatre. Performances are June 30 and July 1 at 8 p.m., and the run will continue July 7-9 and 14-15. The performance July 9 will be at 3 p.m., with all the others beginning at 8 p.m. in the theater portion of the Aurora Memorial Library building.

4 -- Several festivals, special events

With Independence Day coming up next week, there is a variety of events outside of, but nearby, Aurora worthy of consideration for local residents. The Boston Mills Artfest runs June 30-July 2 at Boston Mills Ski Resort, the Rib, White and Blue Festival is June 30-July 4 in downtown Akron, the Italian-American Festival is July 1-3 at the Cuyahoga County fairgrounds in Berea.and the Kent Heritage Festival is July 2 in downtown Kent.

5 -- Independence Day festivities

The city of Aurora's premium summer event -- the July 4 festivities -- will take place next Tuesday, with the fun runs kicking off the day, followed by the grand parade, festivities, food and games beside the main fire station and fireworks at dusk on the ballfields south of Aurora Cemetery and north of West Pioneer Trail. There a good time to be had by all.