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2017 Grant Events

The Auburn Cultural Council voted to award 16 grants totaling $6,402.00 from money distributed by the state of Massachusetts to the town of Auburn. Nearly 2,000 students from grades Kindergarten through High School will be enriched and positively impacted by these Auburn Public School Grants.

Auburn residents and friends are invited to partake free of charge in the remaining grants:

Deenie Pacik’s Fun Fused Glass Workshop will take place at the Auburn Public Library in January. This is a hands-on workshop where participants can create their own unique jewelry pendant.

“Discovering New England’s Stone Walls” will be presented at the library in March by Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss. Information on the exact dates and times of these presentations will be on the Auburn Public Library website.

An author visit will be held at the Auburn Public Library at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Auburn Book Club Meeting. Members of the public are invited to hear Connie Hertzberg Mayo will discuss her writing process and research for her debut historical fiction novel, The Island of Worthy Boys. The APL website will have a sign-up.

Tim Loftus, an accomplished musician, will perform in concert free of charge at the Brookdale Eddy Pond East for residents and friends and family. He will promote this concert through his website and on Facebook and with promotional posters.

The Worcester Women’s History Project Grant entitled, “Yours for Humanity – Abby”, is a one woman play about the life of Abby Kelley Foster, Worcester’s radical abolitionist and women’s rights activist. This performance will be at the Lorraine Gleick Nordgren Senior Center on March 21, 2017, and free to the public. The Auburn Historical Society will have promotional materials and will promote the performance.

The Lorraine Gleick Nordgren Senior Center will host Julie Stepanek, a musician, songwriter and teacher as she provides Ukuleles, and teaches the basics of the Ukulele with this free lesson for 25 eager learners from the community. Julie is hoping for a spring date. You can contact Mignonne Murray at the Senior Center to reserve a spot.

The Auburn Cultural Council will be working with Eco Auburn of Pakachoag Church to put together a unique Farmer’s Market Experience. The goal is to work to provide a market that focuses on local produce, meats, and baked goods along with a market experience that includes live entertainment, craft sales, and local vendors that highlight the local community. The market is planned to launch in the spring.

The Auburn Cultural Council follows state regulations for terms of membership. There will be three members whose term will expire in June. New members are always welcome. Please contact Diane Spanos at 508-832-4385 with any questions about membership, or call Town Manager, Julie Jacobson at 508-832-7720 or email at

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