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American Diabetes Association – Tour de Cure

June 9, 2013

$25.00

American Diabetes Association is hosting Tour de Cure!   This event is a bike ride, not a race, starting at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora, Illinois.  All proceeds will go towards research and funding for diabetes patients.  There are five different bike routes consisting of: 10 miles, 20 miles, 35 miles, 62 miles and 100 miles.  There is a $25 registration fee and a minimum $200 fundraising amount that participants must raise.  Participants may fundraise up to four weeks after the event.  Come and bring family and friends to raise support and stop diabetes!

*Registration the day of the event will be $30 along with the minimum fundraising amount of $200.

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June 9, 2013
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Cubs Trophy Coming to Downtown Aurora

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Cubs Trophy Coming to Downtown Aurora

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First Fridays on April 7: Donuts, Survivor Art, & a Game Show

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Egg Hunt on the Island

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Food Truck Festival is back on May 5 in downtown Aurora

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First Fridays on March 3 features Paramount spring art show, Pop Up Shop

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Schedule of Events for Party On! 25 Years of Wayne’s World

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“Joe Sent Me” turns former library at One East Benton into 1920s speakeasy for Aurora Historical Society fundraiser

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Inside Downtown: SciTech Hands On Museum

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Inside Downtown: SciTech Hands On Museum

“Inside Downtown” takes you on a pictorial journey of downtown Aurora. Peek inside buildings, events, organizations, stores, and more. Learn about who and what makes downtown tick. Join us as we discover and learn about places and people in downtown. Take a tour of SciTech Hands On Museum with us.                                                       SciTech is open Tues–Fri: 10AM until 3PM and Saturdays: 10AM until 4PM. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Admission is$8 General Public ages 4-59; $6 Military & Seniors 60+; and free for children ages 3 years and younger. SciTech is located at 18 W. Benton St. in downtown Aurora just east of River Street. It is perfect for all ages and features a designated playroom for young...

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