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This list of community service resources and special interest groups has been assembled by staff of the Aurora Public Library based on information provided by the organizations listed.
For more information about the organizations and how to receive services or participate, please contact the organizations directly.
If you are active in a group that serves in or is active in Aurora, Minnesota, we would like to include that group in this listing! Please have the person your group has authorized to act for the organization contact the Aurora Public Library.
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AARP TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Mission: Certified AARP Tax-Aide Program volunteers are available February 1 through April 15 to prepare Minnesota and Federal tax forms for low-to-moderate income individuals and senior citizens throughout Minnesota. The service is free, although donations are accepted.
ADVOCATES FOR FAMILY PEACE
Phone: 1-800-909-8336 or 218-263-8344
Mission: Advocates for Family Peace creates awareness in our community by promoting safety, equality, and responsibility in intimate and family relationships.
Phone: 218-748-7328 or 800-662-5711
The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) was incorporated in April, 1965, as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and established as a Community Action Program (CAP). Service is provided in five major areas: Arrowhead Transit, Head Start, Housing, Employment and Training, and Senior Services.
ALL-SLAV CLUB #3
Contact: Bernice Ceglar
AMERICAN LEGION QUAYLE SHUSTER TRUMAN MUHICH POST #241
Contact: Kris Walburn
The American Legion Post #241 is a full service post and offers membership to all eligible United States veterans and their families. The post has a strong presence within the community and provides opportunities for the members and guests to utilize its wide array of services/facilities (including a cozy club room, a spacious banquet/dining room and catering service). The post has charitable gambling (license A00130-001) with pull tab sales during club room hours. The AML 241 has Bingo and a Burger Fry. The post has an outstanding Color/Honor Guard that partakes in parades, military funerals and other community activities.
ARROWHEAD RSVP and NORTHLAND VOLUNTEER CENTER
Contact: Bonnie Ebnet
Mission: Volunteering is an amazing experience. Arrowhead RSVP and Northland Volunteer Center can help you make it truly rewarding by connecting you with an opportunity that will fit your schedule and make the best use of the many talents you have to share. It is our mission to engage individuals in volunteer service that will not only meet critical needs in your community, but will provide you with a high quality experience that will enrich your life. Ongoing support for our volunteers includes excess accident/liability insurance while volunteering, recognition for service, and for RSVP volunteers (age 55 and better) assistance with transportation costs when needed.
ARROWHEAD SENIOR SERVICES
Contact: Marilyn Ocepek, AEOA Senior Services Director
Description: AEOA strengthens communities by providing opportunities for people experiencing social and economic challenges. Senior Services exists to help older adults meet the demands of daily living and improve the quality of their lives. For eligibility questions or to register for service call 748-7323 or 735-6899.
AURORA AREA FOOD SHELF
Contact: Bee Cullins or Jim Cundy
Mission: to provide emergency food assistance to households in need. We are an area-based food shelf that provides food for all people in need no matter what race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Donations of food or money from local individuals, organizations, and businesses help us maintain our service.
AURORA FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
Contact: Peg Bateman
Mission: to maintain an association of persons interested in the Aurora Public Library; to focus public attention on the library; to stimulate the use of its resources and services; to encourage gifts, endowments and bequests to the library; to support and cooperate with the library in developing library services and facilities; and to support the freedom to read.
AURORA PATRIOTIC DAYS
Contact: Brenda Fossell
Mission: to organize and promote a high quality family-oriented patriotic celebration for the benefit of all citizens of and visitors to the community of Aurora, MN
AURORA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Contact: Paula Chapman or Bonnie Harma
Mission: The Aurora Public Library reflects the interests and concerns of the community by supporting the development of early literacy, offering programs and materials to encourage the celebration and understanding of our rich cultural heritage, and providing individuals with a variety of materials and programs to support and increase their desire to read and view for pleasure.
BIWABIK COVENANT CHURCH
Contact: Pastor Clyde Harvey
Mission: Proclaiming God's word in love to Biwabik, East Range community, and beyond.
BIWABIK PARKS COMMITTEE
Contact: Pam Berts
Biwabik Parks Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., third floor Biwabik City Hall. The Parks Committee promotes the beauty of the City and identifies areas of improvement or repair that is needed to maintain the image of Biwabik.
BIWABIK SENIOR CITIZENS AND HERITAGE CENTER
Contact: Janice Graham
A community gathering place for all ages, private rentals, and information kiosk,Meals on Wheels program, Biwabik history display, movies on 3rd Wednesday of each month.
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Contact: Tad Lagerquist
Mission: Preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
Contact: Tasia Hoag
A local non-profit dedicated to assisting individuals & families facing cancer or a life-limiting illness.
CITY OF AURORA: City Council Cemetery Board Planning and Zoning Commission Recreation Department HRA
Contact: City Clerks Office
CITY OF BIWABIK:
Contact: Jeff Jacobson, City Administrator
Contented Critters "no kill" animal sanctuary is located in Makinen, Minnesota. We are a volunteer run organization that is dedicated to the rescue, care, and relocation of animals in need. The majority of the animals coming through our doors are dogs and cats. However, no injured creature that is not in another shelter's contract area is ever turned away.
EAST RANGE GARDEN CLUB
Contact: Jan Dzwonkowski, President
The purpose of this club is to promote homemaking and gardening in our communities and to provide the opportunity for area gardeners to showcase their flowers, etc. at our annual flower show the 2nd Thursday in August.
EAST RANGE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB
Contact: Robert Bartholomew
The East Range Sportsman's Club supports a rifle range, trap range, archery range, and pistol range located just outside Aurora in the Town of White. The group hopes to eventually add a clubhouse with room for an indoor archery and air rifle ranges.
FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Contact: Pastor Derrick DeTurk
Mission: Here to serve you and your family with God's love.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Contact: John Jacquart (Layman) or Ellie Lauseng
Description: The desire of the First Baptist Church in Aurora is to reach the community with the Gospel message and to build up the church in the Lord. If you need a ride to Sunday School or Church, please contact John or Ellie.
FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM OF NE MINNESOTA AND NW WISCONSIN
Contact: Kathy Ness
The foster grandparent program is designed to match seniors (age 55+) with children who would benefit from one-on-one attention. Senior volunteers are placed at schools, non-profit daycare centers, Head Start programs, and youth centers.
FREEDOM FETE MUSIC FESTIVAL AND HOG ROAST
Contact: Christina or Scott
July 2-4-Celebrate freedom with good friends and great music! Local, regional and national entertainers perform on the outdoor stage. Grandpappy's world famous roasted pork sandwiches, flags and patriotic novelties available at the Freedom Fete Shanty, 3rd and Main.
Contact: Debbie Hadrava
Mission: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
GRACE AND TRUTH BIBLE CHURCH
Contact: Pastor Miller
Description: A nondenominational Bible church.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Contact: Susan, Community Resources Manager
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
Contact: Carol Haasl
Arrowhead Head Start works in community partnerships to provide comprehensive support to young children and families in need on their journey toward social and economic growth; together we build a stronger future.
HEY: HOME EDUCATORS AND YOUTH
Contact: Dawn Breen
Mission: to support homeschoolers and to facilitate homeschool activities and field trips throughout the Iron Range, and to provide information to anyone investigating homeschooling.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, BISHOP BARAGA #4477
Contact: Wayne Sebunia
A Catholic men's fraternal benefit society that was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
KSKJ: AMERICAN SLOVENIAN CATHOLIC UNION LODGE #59
Contact: Connie Menart, Finance Sec. #59
Mission: to provide our members and their families with financial security and fraternal benefits that promote traditional Christian heritage and family values. Membership is open to baptized Christians ages 0 to 100.
LAKELAND 4-LEAF CLOVERS 4-H CLUB
Contact: Jan Dzwonkowski
4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. Open to youth grades K-12+.
MESABI EAST COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM
Contact: Community Education Office
Using community education resources, we shall provide all residents of the Mesabi East school district with experiences and activities that contribute to their lifelong learning and enjoyment.
MESABI EAST EARLY CHILDHOOD COALITION
Contact: Heather Seppala
Our purpose is to strengthen families, grow a sustainable regional economy, cultivate leadership and philanthropy, and foster respect for all.
MESABI EAST EARLY CHILDHOOD FAMILY EDUCATION
Contact: Heather Seepala
Early Childhood Family Education is a community education program of the Mesabi East school district. The program provides classes for families with young children from birth to Kindergarten age.
MESABI EAST PARENT-TEACHER ORGANIZATION
Contact: Amanda Sand or Christine Bahr
Mission: to enrich the lives of our communitys children by meeting their educational, emotional, and physical needs.
MESABI EAST SCHOOLS
Contact: Julie Mineheine, Superintendent Secretary
Mission: to enable all students to achieve high levels of success so that they can become self-directed, lifelong learners and informed, productive citizens in a changing world.
NORTH AMERICAN CENTER FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS INC. (NACEC)
Contact: Edward Addy, Executive Director
Primary Mission: To reduce the loss of life, suffering and stress following large scale disasters by providing radio communications consulting to NGO's to allow them to better coordinate, conduct and safely operate relief activities.
NORTHERN LIGHTS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Contact: Veda Zuponcic
Mission: To present high quality professional musical events, including opera, symphony and chamber music to the citizens of the Iron Range, utilizing the historic, 550 seat auditorium in the Mesabi East High School. The festival spans the first three weeks of July each year.
PARKINSONS SUPPORT GROUP
Contact: Barb Hammer
Mission: to support people who suffer from Parkinsons Disease and provide them with information about their disease. We also give support to their caregivers.
Contact: Nancy Dougherty
Mission: To provide support services designed specifically for family caregivers across the lifespan throughout Northern St. Louis County. Coffee with Friends Caregiver Support Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Essentia Northern Pines in Aurora. Our Goals: Reduce the stress of family caregiving, increase the length of time care can be provided at home, increase family confidence and ability to care, and improve the caregivers ability to cope.
RIPPERS, STRIPPERS, AND ROLLERS
Contact: Jan Moore
An ecumenical organization which meets to make bandages, new baby kits, and kits for AIDS hospice patients in third world countries and to knit or crochet afghans/blankets for infants and toddlers. Bandages are sent to global ministries who distribute them.
SLOVENIAN UNION OF AMERICA #35
Contact: Bernice Ceglar
Mission: to reach individuals by uniting them through their common interest in Slovenian culture and traditions. To provide resources, communication, and foster friendships in honor of our cultural heritage.
SOAR: STEELWORKERS ORGANIZATION OF ACTIVE RETIREES CHAPTER 33-4, LOCAL #4108, DISTRICT #11
Contact: Mary M Stodola
SPRUCE UP AURORA
Contact: Jan Moore
Mission: to plant, tend, and care for flowers on City of Aurora-owned property.
STRAIGHT THRU ARCHERY
Contact: Ken Corbett
Mission: Promote and encourage archery competition and archery hunting opportunities. Home of the R100.
TOWN OF WHITE
Contact: Jodi Knaus
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Contact: Pastor Barbara Hegfors
The Aurora-Hoyt Lakes UMC purpose is to live like Jesus Christ. We teach by example and spread the good news of Gods redemption and eternal life in Jesus. As helpful Christians we reach out to others as we reap the harvest fields of our missions beyond the doors of our building.
WIRTANEN PIONEER FARM
Contact: Darlene Saumer
Mission: To restore and preserve the pioneer farmstead; To operate and maintain this farmstead as an educational tool to promote and carry on Finnish immigrant culture and history; To provide hands-on educational experience in an open-air museum; And to make use of existing historical resources.
This list has been assembled by staff of the Aurora Public Library based on information provided by the organizations listed.
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