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Aurora Public Library

AARP Tax Assistance Program

Advocates for Family Peace

AEOA

Arrowhead RSVP Northland Volunteer Center

Arrowhead Senior Services

Aurora Patriotic Days

Biwabik Covenant Church

Biwabik Senior Citizens and Heritage Center

Boy Scouts of America

Care Partners

City of Aurora

City of Biwabik

Contented Critters

First Baptist Church

Freedom Fete Music Festival and Hog Roast

Girl Scouts

Grace and Truth Bible Church

Habitat for Humanity

Head Start

HEY Home Educators and Youth

KSKJ American Slovenian Catholic Union Lodge #59

Mesabi East Community Education Program

Mesabi East Early Childhood Family Education

Mesabi East Schools

North American Center for Emergency Communications

Northern Lights Music Festival

Range Respite

Slovenian Union of America #35

Straight Thru Archery

Town of White

Wirtanen Pioneer Farm
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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.

 

Organizations List

AARP TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

• Web site:http://www.aeoa.org/senior-services/tax-assistance
• Phone: 749-2912 ext. 228

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
• Web site: www.stopdomesticabuse.org

Mission: Advocates for Family Peace creates awareness in our community by promoting safety, equality, and responsibility in intimate and family relationships.

AEOA

• Phone: 218-748-7328 or 800-662-5711
• Web site: www.aeoa.org

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
• Phone: 229-2733

AMERICAN LEGION QUAYLE SHUSTER TRUMAN MUHICH POST #241

• Contact: Kris Walburn
• Phone: 229-3211

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
•Phone: 218-749-2912 x228
•Email: bonnie.ebnet@aeoa.org
•Web site: www.aeoa.org/senior-services/arrowhead-rsvp-northland-volunteer-center

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
•Phone: 748-7328 OR 748-7323
•Email: Marilyn.ocepek@aeoa.org
•Web site: www.aeoa.org/senior-services/senior-food-and-nutrition-services

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
• Phone: 750-7020 or 229-3602

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
• Phone: 229-2131 or 218-929-9947
• Email: pegbateman@ymail.com

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
• Phone: 638-1231
• Email: info@aurorapatrioticdays.org
• Web address: www.aurorapatrioticdays.org

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
• Phone: 229-2021
• Email: Paula.Chapman@alslib.info
• Web address: www.aurorapubliclibrarymn.blogspot.com

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
• Phone: 865-6216 or 428-5799
• Email: biwcov@hotmail.com
• Web address: www.biwabikcovenant.org

Mission: Proclaiming God's word in love to Biwabik, East Range community, and beyond.

BIWABIK PARKS COMMITTEE

• Contact: Pam Berts
• Phone: 218-780-6342
• Email: pjberts@gmail.com

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
• Phone: 865-7196
• Web address: http://www.cityofbiwabik.com/

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
• Phone: 638-2151
• Email: troop4159@yahoo.com
• Web site: www.vac-bsa.org

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.

CARE PARTNERS

• Contact: Tasia Hoag
• Phone: 218-404-1411
• Web site: www.carepartnersmn.org

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 Clerk’s Office
• Phone: 229-2614
• Email: cityclerk@ci.aurora.mn.us
• Web site: www.aurora-mn.com

CITY OF BIWABIK:

• Contact: Jeff Jacobson, City Administrator
• Phone: 865-4183
• Email: administrator@cityofbiwabik.com
• Web site: www.cityofbiwabik.com

CONTENTED CRITTERS

• Phone: 638-2153
• Email: girfish@gmail.com
• Web site: www.contentedcritters.org/

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
• Phone: 865-6018
• Email: jan_dz@q.com

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
• Phone: 225-2787

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
• Phone: 229-2183 or cell: 750-1318

Mission: Here to serve you and your family with God's love.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

• Contact: John Jacquart (Layman) or Ellie Lauseng
• Phone: 638-2018 or 780-7194
• Email: aurorabc@cpinternet.com
• Web site: www.orgsites.com/mn/firstbaptistchurch

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
• Phone: 218-404-3326
• Email: kness@ccbsuperior.org

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
• Phone: 229-2107 or 229-3335
• Email: bones@scottsundergroundsound.com
• Web site: www.freedomfete.com

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.

GIRL SCOUTS

• Contact: Debbie Hadrava
• Phone: 780-0871
• Email: hadrava2@mchsi.com
• Web site: www.gslakesandpines.org

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
• Phone: 218-248-8028 or 218-404-0446
• Web site: www.gtbconline.com/

Description: A nondenominational Bible church.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

• Contact: Susan, Community Resources Manager
• Phone: 749-8910
• Email: susan@nslchfh.org
• Web site: www.nslchfh.org

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

HEAD START

• Contact: Carol Haasl
• Phone: 750-7137
• Email: carol.haasl@aeoa.org
• Web site: www.aeoa.org/head-start

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
• Email: info@mnhey.org
• Web site: www.mnhey.org

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
• Phone: 229-2290
• Email: wsebunia@frontiernet.net

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
• Phone: 744-2145
• Web site: www.kskjlife.com

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
• Phone: 865-6018
• Email: jan_dz@q.com

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
• Phone: 229-3321 x 207
• Email: nswanson@isd2711.org or gallen@isd2711.org
• Web site: www.mesabieast.k12.mn.us

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
• Phone: 229-3321 x323
• Email: hseppala@isd2711.org
• Web site: www.mesabieast.k12.mn.us

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
• Phone: 229-3321 x 219
• Email: hseppala@isd2711.org
• Web site: www.mesabieast.k12.mn.us

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
• Phone: 229-3321
• Email: asand@isd2711.org or cbahr@isd2711.org
• Web site: www.mesabieast.k12.mn.us & mepto on Facebook

Mission: to enrich the lives of our community’s children by meeting their educational, emotional, and physical needs.

MESABI EAST SCHOOLS

• Contact: Julie Mineheine, Superintendent Secretary
• Phone: 229-3321 x 302
• Email: jmineheine@isd2711.org
• Web site: www.mesabieast.k12.mn.us

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
• Phone: 218-305-4100
• Email: MN.Office@nacec.org
• Web site: www.nacec.org

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.
Secondary Mission: At present we are extremely involved in providing vocational education to reduce poverty by helping those in developing countries become employable. Our current focus is in the area of basic electricity and residential wiring skills within the country of Haiti.

NORTHERN LIGHTS MUSIC FESTIVAL

• Contact: Veda Zuponcic
• Email: zuponcic@northernlightsmusic.org or info@northernlightsmusic.org
• Web site: www.northernlightsmusic.org

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.

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

• Contact: Barb Hammer
• Phone: 229-2493

Mission: to support people who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease and provide them with information about their disease. We also give support to their caregivers.

RANGE RESPITE

• Contact: Nancy Dougherty
• Phone: 749-5051 or 1-877-507-7324
• Email: nancyd@rangerespite.org
• Web site: www.rangerespite.org

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 caregiver’s ability to cope.

RIPPERS, STRIPPERS, AND ROLLERS

• Contact: Jan Moore
• Phone: 229-3466

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
• Phone: 229-2733
• Web site: www.slovenianunion.org/

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
• Phone: 225-3176
• Email: marymstodola@yahoo.com

SPRUCE UP AURORA

• Contact: Jan Moore
• Phone: 229-3466

Mission: to plant, tend, and care for flowers on City of Aurora-owned property.

STRAIGHT THRU ARCHERY

• Contact: Ken Corbett
• Phone: 410-3780
• Email: kenc09@gmail.com
• Web site: www.straightthruarchery.com

Mission: Promote and encourage archery competition and archery hunting opportunities. Home of the R100.

TOWN OF WHITE

• Contact: Jodi Knaus
• Phone: 229-2813
• Email: townofwhite@yahoo.com
• Web site:www.townofwhite.com

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

• Contact: Pastor Barbara Hegfors
• Phone: 229-2113
• Email: bjturtle@frontiernet.net or auroraumc@frontier.com
• Facebook: Aurora UMC

The Aurora-Hoyt Lakes UMC purpose is to live like Jesus Christ. We teach by example and spread the good news of God’s 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
• Phone: 638-2859
• Email:friendsofeli@yahoo.com
• Web site: www.wirtanenfarm.org

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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