The next Aurora Study Club meeting will be May 21 at 1 p.m. in the Church In Aurora's fellowship hall. To end the spring season, noted ventriloquist Cindy Speck will speak and perform. She entertains audiences of all ages with skits, touching songs and viewer participation.

Speck grew up in Evans City, Pa. She received two degrees from Liberty and Slippery Rock universities, and was a teacher in Connecticut, Virginia and South Korea. She, her husband and their two sons live in Zelienople, Pa. She performs about 150 times a year.

Anyone who would like to join the Aurora Study Club for the 2014-15 season can do so at the May meeting. Cost of membership is $20, and checks should be made payable to the Aurora Study Club. Interested parties can wait to join in August or September.

Guests are always welcome at the meetings, and refreshments are served. The May 21 meeting will be the last until Sept. 17.


Mantua American Legion Lion 193 will sponsor Poppy Days from May 15-17. Legion and auxiliary members will be in the Mantua and Garrettsville areas to give a poppy to everyone. Donations will be accepted and will be used only to benefit United States veterans. Members encourage everyone in the area to support servicemen and women by wearing poppies.