October 19

Chamber Events and News 10/19

Susan's 19 Year Birthday Celebration for 19 days

It’s BIRTHDAY TIME at Susan’s!
We have been open 19 years!
We are celebrating with giving you fun thank you gifts (below) as you shop early for your Christmas gifts & celebrate with us!
You can shop on our website beginning early tonight to get in on our amazing drawings!
You can pick up orders anytime in the store! Payments must be made within 48 hours of purchase to hold items and get in on registry.
• 19 DAYS! ONLINE and in Store! (Hours posted on Facebook and on website each morning for hours that day.)
• 19% OFF EVERYTHING on Susan’s website or in store! (Coupon Code online: SUSAN19)
• Order & shop early this year!
We are having a hard time getting toys back in stock & when we are out of most of our toys we won’t be able to reorder them.
• 19% GIFT CARD BACK TO YOU OF YOUR PURCHASE to redeem on Susan’s website or in our store November 28 - December 24!
19 AMAZING DRAWINGS (October 26th)
One entry for each $19 spent!
Your 19 choices (while supplies last with 1st one drawn getting first choice, etc. If we run out of an item in a set you may choose an equal valued gift of your choice).
1. Free unlimited USED BOOKS for one year for entire family & anyone you bring with you (in-store only)
2. 20% off coupon for all purchases for one year at Susan’s (online or in-store)
3. One ½ price SHOPPING SPREE December 21-24th at Susan’s (online or in-store)
4. One ½ price SHOPPING SPREE for you & one guest Saturday, November 28th – Small Business Saturday (online or in-store)
5. ½ Price Young SCIENTIST Bundle Set ($200 bundle full price) Glow Human Skeleton Project, Build a Bubble Robot, Build a Dragon Robot, Magic Crystal Growing, Hand Boiler, Plasma Ball Lamp, Kaleidoscope Kit, Rocket Ball Kit, V8 Model Engine Building Kit, Putty, Grow a Brain
6. ½ Price Play Little CHEF Melissa & Doug White Kitchen & mop/broom play set ($230 full price) (local pick-up only)
7. ½ Price Play Little GROCER Play Set - Grocery Store with wooden play refrigerator and pantry sets ($270 full price) (local pick-up only)
8. ½ Price Play BABY DOLL CARE Center (local pickup only)
9. ½ Price DINOSAUR Play Bundle Set ($165 bundle full price) – 2 hand puppets, dinosaur playset, dinosaur egg dig, triceratops excavation dig, stegosaurus excavation dig, t-rex excavation dig, 3 skeletons to build, 3 dinosaurs, dinosaur floor puzzle
10. ½ Price DOLL Furniture & Accessories Set ($300 bundle full price) - Children’s Baby Stroller, Bunk Bed, Cradle & High Chair, Bathtub, Bottle/Sippy Cup, Mealtime Playset, Travel Playset, Carrier Play Set, Diaper Bag, Toy Time Play Set
11. ½ Price Toddler & Preschool Developmental Bundle Set – ($300 bundle full price) Melissa & Dog First play Slide, Sort, & Roll Activity Barn, Take-Along Shape Sorting Barn, Poke-a-Dot Book, Soft Activity Book, Melissa & Doug Shape-Sorting Cube, Farm or Vehicle Sound Block Puzzle, Doorbell House
12. ½ Price Vintage Gifts for one year! (online or in store)
13. ½ Price Children’s Clothing purchases for one year!
14. ½ Price ARTIST bundle – ($190 full price) Magnetic Easel, Magnetic Tabletop Easel, Paper Roll, Paint Spill-Proof Cups, Doodle Pads, Poster Paint Set, Jumbo & Large Paint Brushes, Jumbo & Regular Triangular Crayon Sets,
15. ½ Price all BABY & PRESCHOOL new developmental books through December 24th (Indestructibles, Board Books, Poke-a-Dot Books, Soft Books)
16. ½ Price OLDER GIRL PROJECTS bundle ($250 full price) – Dream Catcher Kit, All About Me Art Kit, lama Kit, String Art Kit, I Love Fairies Kit, Paper Bowl Kit, Owl Pillow Kit, Flower Fleece Pillow Kit, Ojo de Dios Kit, Necklace Kit, Glitter Bowls Kit, Learn to Sew Kit, I Love Rainbows Kit, Angel Necklace Kit
17. ½ Price IMAGINATION OCCUPATION DRESS-UP OUTFIT SET OF 8 ($240 full price) You choose from: Fireman, Policeman, Chef, Beautician, Pediatrician, Doctor, Veterinarian, Construction Worker, Magician, Astronaut
18. ½ Price Little FARMER Preschool Developmental Bundle Set (200 full price) – Shape Sorting Barn, Farm Friend Animals set of 10, Latches Barn, Horse Show Play Set, John Deere Spike Tractor, Shake It! Farm Craft Kit, Loop It! Farm Puppet Craft Kit, Horse Painting Craft Set, Snap It! Barnyard Animals Craft Set
19. ½ Price all TRAVEL Water Wow, Magic Velvet, Write-on Activity Game Pads, Coloring Pads, No-Mess Coloring Pads & Melissa & Doug Dot-to-Dot & Sticker Activity Pads through December 24th

Hours posted each morning on Facebook and Susan’s website
Contact Susan: or by message 308-624-0386.
Thank you for 19 years of your friendship, your business, your bringing books & your loving our store with us!!

Open Studio Live Model Session Santa - October 24

Participants can work in any 2D media. The open studio with Santa is an opportunity to work independently to practice and develop your craft. Bring your art supplies of choice.

A monitor will be present to coordinate participants’ attendance
and the model’s poses. There will be a modern Santa session of traditional garb, an Old World Santa session in an old world coat and garb, and a Mountain Man session in frontier garb.
Masks will be mandatory for participants with the exception of the model.

Class will be located at The Renaissance Studio
1210 L St. Aurora, Nebraska
Cost for the day $70.00
Lunch will be included.
Register by calling 402-694-6210

For more information about this event, check out their Facebook Event.

Edgerton Explorit Center Halloween Spooktacular - October 25

9th Annual Edgerton Explorit Center Halloween Spooktacular. Fun Mad Scientist Demonstrations, activity stations and a costume contest. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Regular admission fee apply and free to Edgerton members. Join us for some great family fun!

For more information about this event, check out their Facebook Event.

Scare the Square - October 29

The Small Business Network is moving forward with Scare the Square. It will be on Thursday night from 5 PM to 7 PM. They are asking everyone located on The Square to have cars removed by 4:30 PM to help with social distancing. They are also requesting that everyone wear masks if they can and maintain a 6 ft distance. 

Nebraska Raptor Recovery and live Raptor Display - November 7

Join Conservation Nebraska , the Crane Trust, and the Edgerton Explorit Center for a fun morning with Deb Morrow Miller. Deb will be giving a presentation on raptor recovery in Nebraska and will have a live raptor display.
***Registration for this event is required and space is limited. Visit the ticket link to reserve your spot today!****
Attendees will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distance. Conservation Nebraska will be there to provide extra masks.
If you are unable to attend in-person but would like to virtually attend, a Zoom link will be provided in the near future.
For more information about this event, check out their Facebook Event. 

6th Annual Harvest Gala - November 21

The Leadership Center is hosting their Harvest Gala on November 21, 2020! It is a beautiful event where they not only raise funds but we have fun!

"Join us for our favorite night of the year! The Harvest Gala will feature delicious food, some grown right here at The Leadership Center. Attendees will be treated to wine from James Arthur Vineyards and beer from Prairie Pride Brewery. We will also have the musical stylings of Mojo Filter!
The evening begins with incredible hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar provided by both James Arthur Vineyards & Prairie Pride Brewery. The Silent Auction will also take place during this time.
Dinner will be served at 7:15. Tables will have selection of beer & wines that complement the meal. This multi-course meal will be served by our wonderful and talented Aurora NHS Volunteers.
After dinner, we'll have a lively dessert auction! It's a perfect way to score amazing cakes and pies from some of our favorite vendors including the executive director's mom, Karen! Last year her turtle cheese cake when for over $350! The desserts can be boxed up to take home for the upcoming holiday season or plated for your table. Then follows a live auction!
We conclude the evening with live music from Mojo Filter and dancing.

**Due to Covid, we also have a to-go option for those of you who want to support us but do not feel comfortable attending in person!
**NEW THIS YEAR** We are offering parents who want to attend an opportunity to bring the kiddos! We have partnered with the Edgerton Explorit Center with the help of Aurora NHS and their Edgerton on the Move program. While parents enjoy a wonderful fancy event, the kids get to play, run, do activities and enjoy pizza and decorate your own cupcakes in the gym. Tickets can be purchased at the same time as your gala tickets.
All in all, it will be a fabulous night of fun and fundraising for all!
*****Should Covid-19 and Direct Health Mandates (DHM) force us to change the nature of this event or cancel it, we will be in contact with all ticket holders and sponsors. We will adhere to any DHMs that are in place. Tables will be social distant. The meal is plated and served. Masks will be available for those who wish to wear them, but they will not be manditory. We fully understand if the current times make it unable for you to attend. We do hope you'll consider donating then as fundraising this year is more critical then ever given the impact to our business and offerings due to the pandemic. Thank you.*****

For more information about this event, check out their Facebook Event. 

Come Home to Christmas - November 28

  • Saturday, November 28th, activities all day. More information to come. 

  • Registration forms for Lighted Tractor Parade are available. 

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