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Buy your tickets NOW for a memorable Mothers Day in Aurora

Buy your tickets NOW for a memorable Mothers Day in Aurora

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE ONLINE NOW FOR WINE & JEWELRY WALK!

May 7-8, 2016 Mothers Day Jewelry & Wine Walk! Bring Moms, Grandmas, Wives and Daughters to town for a day they will long remember. Enjoy wine tastings from local wineries as you browse Aurora’s famous shops, many of which will be featuring special jewelry that weekend.

JUST $39/COUPLE Included in this special package for TWO: a pair of souvenir wine glasses, 6+ wine tastings each, $18 to spend in Aurora’s shops AND a pair of lovely sterling/freshwater pearl earrings for Mom. AN $80 VALUE!

Click here to purchase your advance tickets or call (503)939-0312. Just $39/couple or $25 single. (Children may accompany parents.) Don’t delay – purchase your gift today!

May 8th Mothers Day Brunch at Aurora Colony Vineyards 11-2. Reserve your space now for a delicious champagne brunch that every Mom deserves! Enjoy your family while you listen to piano by Tom Grant and vocals by Rebecca Hardiman .www.auroracolonyvineyards.com (The charming Aurora Colony Vineyards is located just up the road from the village of Aurora off Ehlen Road. Easy access from I-5.)

April 30-May 1 Spring Garden Fair. Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Canby. Sponsored by the Clackamas County Master Gardeners. Just minutes from Aurora, this popular annual event will bring you to our area for a gardener’s delight – mini classes, plants, displays. Sat. 9-5, Sunday 9-4. $3 admission, children under 16 free. Free parking.

Looking Ahead to Summer!

May 28-30 Memorial Day Weekend All shops open Saturday and Sunday 11-5, many shops open on Monday.

June 26 Strawberry Social, Old Aurora Colony Museum 11-4. Enjoy strawberry shortcake in our 19th century courtyard and listen to old time fiddlin’. www.auroracolony.org.

August 13 Aurora Colony Day. Outdoor Antiques Faire 8-4, 5K Run, Parade, Art Show & Sale, historic demonstrations, Music in the Park – it’s a full day of festivities! Faire booth space available at Facebook Aurora Colony Days.

Visit Springtime in the Valley!

TULIP FEST is in full bloom now through May 1 at Wooden Shoe Tulip farm, just minutes south of Aurora in Woodburn.

TULIP FEST is in full bloom now through May 1 at Wooden Shoe Tulip farm, just minutes south of Aurora in Woodburn.

Springtime in the North Willamette Valley is not a time to be missed and the village of Aurora becomes a stopping point for city dwellers who want to experience, camera in hand, the full throttle of bloom and hue.

Aurora is open all year around with 23 shops and eateries plus the Old Aurora Colony Museum.  Most shops are within a 5 square block area where you can conveniently park your car for the day and browse.

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE ONLINE NOW FOR WINE & JEWELRY WALK!

Bring Mom to town May 11 or 12 with our special package described below.

Bring Mom to town May 7-8 with our special gift package.

May 7-8, 2016 Mothers Day Jewelry & Wine Walk! Bring Moms, Grandmas, Wives and Daughters to town for a day they will long remember. Enjoy wine tastings from local wineries as you browse Aurora’s famous shops, many of which will be featuring special jewelry that weekend.

JUST $39/COUPLE   Included in this special package for TWO: a pair of souvenir wine glasses, 6 wine tastings each, $18 to spend in Aurora’s shops AND a pair of lovely sterling/freshwater pearl earrings for Mom.  AN $80 VALUE!

Click here to purchase your advance tickets or call (503)939-0312.  Just $39/couple or $25 single. (Children may accompany parents.)  Don’t delay – purchase your gift today!

 

 

2016-InvitationPostCard-front-smallMay 7  Remembering Emma:  A Tea Party in Three Acts.

You thought you knew the Emma story? Oh no— just wait! Come see:

Emma- like you’ve never seen her before!

Jane Kirkpatrick, award-winning novelist- in the role of a lifetime!

AND—Will Emma finally have the last WORD???

Join us on Saturday, May 7, from 1:00 pm to 5:00pm at the Old Aurora Colony Museum in Aurora, Oregon, for a set of special performances by Emma’s kith & kin around the Old Aurora Colony Museum’s neighborhood. Afterward, enjoy the book-signing and a high tea reception for “Emma” and Jane in the Old Aurora Colony Museum Courtyard.

Following the event, visitors can join Museum Curator Patrick Harris at Emma’s grave site in the Aurora cemetery, just up the road from the Museum.
The $35.00 per person tickets are limited so make your reservations for this special Mother’s Day Weekend event today! Buy tickets at the museum website or call the Museum office at 503-678-5754 to reserve your tickets to this popular event.

All proceeds benefit the Old Aurora Colony Museum.  Buy tickets at www.auroracolony.org.

Aurora Spins into Spring!

Aurora’s 10,000 daffodils are blooming now with tulips to follow.

This national historic village offers a unique story as well as great entertainment for today!  Our 19th-early 20th century buildings are  filled with outstanding shops offering a wide range of goods, from 16 antiques/vintage stores to art and fiber arts, wineries and even a hazelnut candy factory!  Give yourself enough time to really explore our 22 shops plus the fantastic Old Aurora Colony Museum complex where you can learn why Aurora became Oregon’s first national historic district.

Shops begin opening at 10am and close at 5pm including weekends, many open on Mondays, too.  Public restroom, plenty of free parking, good food all around town, rest with a glass of local wine or a cold beer!

Don't miss the Antique Spinning Wheel Showcase and watch costumed spinners demonstrate this ancient craft on a wide variety of wheels from American and Europe.

Don’t miss the Antique Spinning Wheel Showcase and watch costumed spinners demonstrate this ancient craft on a wide variety of wheels from American and Europe.

March 12-13  Antique Spinning Wheel Showcase, 10-4  Old Aurora Colony Museum.  Presented by the Aurora Colony Handspinners Guild, this annual event features costumed spinners at their whizzing wheels.  Learn to spin yourself as these spinners are happy to share their craft.  Fun for all ages.

With your admission you can tour all five of the museum’s 19th century buildings including two furnished Colony homes!

 

 

 

 

TULIP FEST begins a week early starting March 18 and ending May 1 at Wooden Shoe Tulip farm, just minutes south of Aurora in Woodburn.

TULIP FEST begins a week early starting March 18 and ending May 1 at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, just minutes south of Aurora in Woodburn.

March 18-May 1  Tulip Fest!  Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, Woodburn.  Just minutes from Aurora, this annual event always heralds the springtime with 40 fields of revolving color throughout their season.  This year they will offer a wine tour in addition to bulb and fresh tulip sales, gift shop, special foods and activities and rides into the fields.  Daily field reports at www.woodenshoe.com.

 

gardenpalooza2April 2, 2016  Fir Point Farms is proud to host GARDENPALOOZA. Save the date…This is a one day Garden & Farm Festival with 40 local nurseries offering greenhouse wisdom and plants galore to the public. 8am-4pm GARDENPALOOZA also features our Country Market and Greenhouses, fresh donuts, farm animals, and delicious food. Park on site.  GARDENPALOOZA annually attracts over 10,000 visitors. GARDENPALOOZA typically opens the season for Fir Point Farms every year.  Fir Point Farms is just 3 minutes from downtown Aurora!

Bring Mom to town May 11 or 12 with our special package described below.

Bring Mom to town May 7 or 8 with our special gift package.

May 7-8, 2016 Mothers Day Jewelry & Wine Walk! Bring Moms, Grandmas, Wives and Daughters to town for a day they will long remember. Enjoy wine tastings from local wineries as you browse Aurora’s famous shops, many of which will be featuring special jewelry that weekend. Included in this special package for two: a pair of souvenir wine glasses, 4+ wine tastings each, $12 to spend in Aurora’s shops and a pair of lovely freshwater pearl earrings for Mom. 11-5. Advance tickets available online (see menu page) or call (503)939-0312. $49/couple or $25 single. (Children may accompany parents.)  This is a fundraiser that benefits Habitat for Humanity and the Old Aurora Colony Museum.