Troop eyes items

for the homeless

Aurora Girl Scout Cadette Troop 90344 is working on its Silver Award, the second highest honor in Girl Scouting. The girls require various items to aid nearby homeless shelters and their residents.

Items needed include new or gently used board games, puzzles of any size, coloring books with colored pencial / crayons, educational flash cards, stickers, school glue, scissors and construction paper.

Dropoff boxes are located at Great Clips in Barrington Town Square, Charms Salon, the Aurora Parks and Recreation Department lobby and Aurora United Methodist Church.

For donors' convenience, donations also will be accepted at a drive-through station at Aurora United Methbodist Church on July 12 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Box donations will be accepted until July 17.

The troop thanks local residents for their donations and support.

Several activities

at Aurora LIbrary

There are just two more sessions of Aurora Memorial Library's summer reading club for school-age children, and one more session of preschool storytime.

SRC programs include a performance by magician David Anthony today (July 5) at 1:30 p.m., and a performance by Jungle Terry and his animal friends July 11 at 1:30 p.m. The Jungle Terry show will be followed by a party to celebrate the end of summer reading.

Children who have kept a reading log may enter a grand prize drawing and will also receive a gift card for a free kid's meal at Chipotle. Refreshments will be served, including a popcorn bar, with toppings. The popcorn is being donated by the Aurora Cinemark movie theater.

The final session of preschool storytime will take place July 10 at 11 a.m., when Katie Bee Entertainment will present a Jungle Safari puppet and magic show.

Looking ahead, the library will offer an Introductory yoga class for dids on Aug. 5 at 9:30 a.m. This program is for children age 3 and up, and parents or caregivers may participate, especially with younger children.

Weekly prize drawings for young adults age 10 and up,will continue through July 14. Youths may enter each time they read a book or graphic novel, and those who have entered the drawing each week will win a special prize.

The library is also offering a "Build a Better Appetizer" program for teens and tweens on July 19 at 4:30 p.m. Participants are asked to create a recipe, or alter an existing one.

They must include three ingredients in their recipe: zucchini, shallots and red pepper (in any form), and bring enough to share. A panel of library judges will select the best tasting, the best presentation and the most original appetizer, and prizes will be awarded.

Teen summer volunteers are invited to a thank-you party on July 15 at 1 p.m. Pizza will be served, and a book trivia game and jewelry craft are planned, and volunteers can RSVP by calling the library at 330-562-6502.

In addition, the library's Teen Writers' Circle will meet Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. Members of the group are reminded to bring their completed writing projects.