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Happy Birthday, From Chris Evans

A birthday comes but once a year, but some lucky locals will have the chance to relive their special day on November 7 when artist Chris Evans opens his Birthday Card show at Yetee Gallery, 110 Cross St. in downtown Aurora. On...

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Ben Thomas “Hymns” on Kickstarter

It’s only been a few days since local musician Ben Thomas launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund an album of hymns, and he’s already surpassed his $10,000 goal. Thomas, who you might know from Orchard Community Church, or maybe you’ve seen him...

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Día De Los Muertos in Aurora

The Day of the Dead Committee would like to invite the Aurora community to participate in their annual event.  It will be taking place on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at Jefferson Middle School, located at 1151 Plum St. in Aurora from 10:00 am...

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Trick-or-Treat Safely in Aurora

Want to be safe this Halloween? The city of Aurora has some tips for you.  From flame resistant costumes to checking the sex offender list, it might not be the Halloween that you remember as a kid, but the spooky holiday can...

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Welcome Martín Soto

Martín Soto is new to downtown Aurora. His first taste of downtown was when he rode his car, complete with a painting on top of the roof, to Chef Amaury at 33 West.  Soto opened up a solo show at Chef Amaury’s in...

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Submissions OPEN for DTA Holiday Guide

We are putting out our first Holiday Guide this November. We love sleigh bells, snowball fights, and roasted chestnuts — and shopping locally for holiday gifts. No matter what you celebrate, you’ll want to pick up our Holiday Guide starting Nov. 6....

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New Library Art Contest

A Dunham Fund grant that is financing the fabrication and installation of the “Dream Catcher,” an art piece for the Richard and Gina Santori Public Library of Aurora, also will provide for public artwork for the new library through an art competition....

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Free, Local Playwright Festival on Sept. 20

The Fox Valley Park District will spotlight its local performing arts talent with a day-long dedication to playwrights on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Prisco Community Center (150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora). The Premiere Theatre Company’s...