THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Aurora Chamber members are reminded that a 3Chamber legislative luncheon featuring U.S. Rep. David Joyce will be Aug. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Bertram Inn. He will give the 17th District's annual legislative update. Reservations at $25 per member and guest and $35 per non-member are due by Aug. 16.
A business after hours for Chamber members will be Aug. 28 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Mario's The Cabin Restaurant. There will be complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.
The Chamber's next networking luncheon will be Sept. 19 at the Aurora Events Center (former Aurora Golf Club). J.B. Silvers of Case Weatherhead School of Management will talk about "Debunking the Myths of Health Care Reform." Sponsors are Allstate-Bethany Snyder Agency and Robinson Health Center at Aurora.
Chamber Executive Director Laura Holman reports the Drive-It-Yourself Tour on July 20 was a big success. It was sponsored by Aurora Farms Premium Outlets, Aurora Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation and Robinson Health Center at Aurora.
Businesses that participated as tour stops were: Aurora Farms Premium Outlets (Bass, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Harry & David, Nautica, Van Heusen), Abigail's, Aurora Eye Care, Aurora Historical Society, Aurora Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, Aurora School of Music.
Aurora Visitors Bureau / Chamber, city's parks and recreation department, Doogan's of Aurora, Drayer Physical Therapy, Fifth Third Bank, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Frontgate Outlet Center Streetsboro, Ganley Chevy-Aurora, Harman Home Designs, HoneyBaked Ham Co. & Cafe-Streetsboro, Imagine That Embroidery/Screen Printing.
Key Bank-Streetsboro, Mad Jack's Grill & Pub, Mario's The Cabin, Moebius Nature Center, Petals and Pearls Boutique/Party in a Cup, Robinson Health Center at Aurora, Snap Fitness-Aurora & Streetsboro, T-Cakes and Pumpkin Seed Bakery, the Latest Scoop, US Bank and Wildwater Kingdom.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
This book discussion group, over 20 years old, met formerly in the Walden community, but now meets at the Aurora Senior Center in the Walker Building on West Pioneer Trail on the second Monday of each month.
The group extends an invitation to book lovers in the area to join in for a stimulating series of discussions. Members read fiction and non-fiction, and multiple copies of all books (and ebooks/audiobooks for most of them) are available through the Aurora and Twinsburg libraries, as well as the Portage County Library Consortium.
Coffee is available beginning at 12:30 pm, and discussion time is 1 to 2:30 p.m. The regular price is $35, but a special deal for newcomers is $25, which covers nine regular season sessions (September to May), as well as two summer meetings in July and August.
The first meeting is Sept. 9., and the book is "The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss," by Edmund De Waal, about 19th century art patron Charles Ephrussi, his relationships with various artists and the impact of the Holocaust on his cosmopolitan family.
Interested parties may bring a check to, made out to discussion leader Chris McVay, who has taught literature at Kent State University for almost 30 years. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-554-1489 if you would like a reading list or have questions or concerns.
TWINSBURG GARDEN CLUB
The Twinsburg Garden Club is having a flower show which is open to the public. It will be Sept. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. and Sept. from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Twinsburg Library on Ravenna Road.
Garden Club members will enter design flower arrangements and horticultural specimens from their gardens. Call Karen Conrad at 330-348-1526 for more information or visit www.twinsburg-garden-club.com.