May in Aurora

Combine your quest for getting your garden in with the short trip to Aurora, whether it’s combing one of the nearby nurseries for the right plants or to give the body a break for some post-digging R & R!  You’ll find our location close to many of the area’s top plant-sourcing businesses.  Don’t worry about “dressing up” to visit Aurora’s shops — we’ll be happy to just take you the way you arrive.

May 12  Antique Radio Show & Sale and Special Radio Auction, 9-3, American Legion Hall.  Free admission.  Sponsored by the Northwest Vintage Radio Society, this popular event is a must see!  Lots to look at, purchase and kibitz about with these very knowledgeable guys. Special auction begins at 1pm includes radios from the 1920′s-30′s in original condition from a Portland collector.  For details see www.nwvrs.com.

May 12  3rd Annual Remembering Emma Day with author Jane Kirkpatrick.  Old Aurora Colony Museum. This day celebrates the life of original Colony member Emma Wagner Geisy who is the central character in a trilogy of popular novels.  Tickets $35 includes a talk by Jane, tour “where Emma walked” including the cemetery where Emma is buried and a reception with refreshments at the Frederick Keil house.  Morning book signing in Emma’s house at the museum complex begins at 10:30am (museum admission applies to those not purchasing tickets for the entire day.)  Call (503)678-5754 www.auroracolony.org.

May 13 MOTHERS DAY IN AURORA, 11-5.  All shops open.  Bring Mom and Grandma for an afternoon stroll through the shops after you take them to brunch.  Special Mothers Day displays, sales and treats.

May 11-June 10  Iris Festival at Shreiner’s Iris Gardens, just 15 minutes south of Aurora off I-5.  Stroll the beautiful gardens, buy cut iris and tubers for your own garden.  www.schreinersgardens.com/

Save the Dates:

June 24  Strawberry Social

August 11 Aurora Colony Days Outdoor Antiques Faire

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