Ready to fill a bag

Aurora organizers have been busy meeting and planning in preparation for the 2017 Fill A Bag, Feed a Family campaign. The effort stocks the Volunteers of America food pantry with items collected in Aurora, and the food is distributed 100 percent to families in Aurora.

Volunteers will distribute bags door-to-door April 22 and return to collect the filled bags April 29. The 2017 volunteer team is spearheaded by John and Katie Monroe as co-chairs.

Other committee members are Liz Sutter, Chuck Marusic, Justin Schenck, Mary and Jeff Skonieczny, Ann-Marie Hagenbuch, Dick Ciammaichella, Tracy Humbert and Corrine Rosengarten.

The event is seeking volunteers to help with the bag rolling party March 23, and distribution and collection days. Contact Sutter by email at LSutter@tcia.cc if you can help.

A movie at library

A free movie presentation is planned March 4 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Aurora Memorial Library. The latest Marvel Comics' film adaptation will be shown in the downstairs gallery.

Attendees will watch former neurosurgeon Stephen Strange learn all about the mystic arts and his journey while he discovers alternate dimensions. There is no registration required and light refreshments will be served. Call 330-562-6502 for more information.

Aurora Memorial Library is open Mondays to Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.portagelibrary.org.

A Dr. Seuss party,

book club on tap

Aurora Memorial Library will celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a party for children March 1 at 3 p.m. Geared toward children ages 3 to 7, the event will feature games, stories, crafts and refreshments.

Patrons are asked to register by calling 330-562-6502 or by speaking to a librarian when visiting the library. Additional information about this and other library events is available at www.portagelibrary.org.

The library's Parent & Child Book Club will meet March 11 at 1 p.m. to discuss the children's middle school novel "The Wild Robot" by Peter Brown. Published in 2016, "The Wild Robot" tells the unique story of Roz the robot who has lost her memory and must learn to survive on a remote island among its less than welcoming inhabitants.

The Parent & Child Book Club is for children ages 8 to 12 accompanied by an adult, and meets monthly during the school year. New members are welcome at any time, and monthly attendance is not required. For more information on this club or any other library events, call 330-562-6502.

Aurora Memorial Library is open Mondays to Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Music is featured

Ensembles from the Aurora School of Music, Beachwood HIgh, St. Joseph Academy and Solon High will participate at the third annual Youth Chamber Music Challenge on March 12 at 2 p.m. at the Lyndhurst Community Presbyterian Church, 5312 Mayfield Road, just east of Richmond Road. The groups will compete for cash prizes. The event is sponsored by the Cleveland Chamber Music Society, and is free and open to the public.

Meetings planned

Aurora City Council will meet Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, with the committee of the whole session preceeding at 6. Other city meetings are: tonight (Feb. 22) -- civil service at 6:30; Feb. 23 -- architectural board of review at 6:30 p.m,.; March 1 -- planning commission at 6:30 p.m.