Two American Red Cross bloodmobiles are coming up in Aurora next week. The first will be April 8 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Church in Aurora, while the second is April 9 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Christ Community Chapel.
Blood donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Donations are allowed every 56 days. Donors should bring a form of photo identification and a list of all current medications.
Book club meets at Aurora Library
Aurora Memorial Library's Parent and Child Book Club will meet May 13 at 1 p.m. to discuss the award-winning book "Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison" by Lois Lenski.
The book is based on the true story of a 12-year-old girl who was taken captive by Native Americans during the French and Indian War and adopted by two sisters of the Seneca tribe.
Copies of thde book can be signed out at the library's circulation desk and are due back on May 16.
The Parent and Child Book Club is for children ages 8 to 12 accompanied by an adult. It meets monthly during the school year, and new members are welcome. Monthly attendance is not required.
Breast cancer aid
offered at Outlets
Aurora Farms Premium Outlets is sponsoring a More Than Pink movement in support of Susan G. Komen and the fight against breast cancer. More than 180 Simon retail properties nationwide are participating in a range of activities.
"It has been wonderful to see the positive response that the More Than Pink movement has generated over the past year," said Kyle Hersh, director of marketing and business development at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets.
"Our shoppers, retailers and employees have embraced the opportunities we've offered to support Susan G. Komen in its tireless efforts to reduce breast cancer deaths, and we look forward to continuing that momentum this year."
Visitors will notice the pink theme throughout the center and staff will don pink accessories. Other planned activities include a discount card program, with all card donations going to Susan G. Komen.
In exchange for a $10 donation to Susan G. Komen, shoppers will receive a discount card available at guest services or the center office providing 25 percent off one item at each participating retailer.
Council will meet
Aurora City Council will meet May 8 at 7 p.m. for its first regular meeting of the month. The committee of the whole gathers at 6 p.m. Council generally meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Meanwhile, the planning commission meeting scheduled for tonight (May 3) has been canceled.