BOY SCOUT TROOP 265
As a Scout-led program, members of Boy Scout Troop 265 recently spent a day planning the next 14 months of outdoor activities, which are based on the objectives of character development, citizenship training and personal fitness.
Led by senior patrol leader Steven Boan, the Scouts worked through each month by identifying activities and locations where they will work. The sites range from Moebius Nature Center in Aurora to New York state.
Included are Chautauqua, N.Y., Kelley's Island, Put-in-Bay, Hocking Hills, Bechtel W.Va., Buffalo, N.Y. (camping on a battleship), Geneva State Park, Firelands Scout Reservation, Camp Manatoc, Camp Tuscazoar and Camp Lazarus.
The Scouts also will remain active in performing service projects throughout the community.
Troop 265 meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge on West Pioneer Trail. Anyone interested in learning more about the troop should call Dale Pilarczyk at 440-554-3158.
THE BLOSSOM FRIENDS
Blossom Friends of the Cleveland Orchestra have sponsored two gourmet matinees this summer, and one more is coming up. They are in the Knight Grove Pavilion at Blossom Music Center.
Proceeds benefit the Cleveland Orchestra. The events provide an informal afternoon spent with friends enjoying lunch with wine and listening to music performed by orchestra musicians.
The second gourmet lunch was Aug. 3 featured breast of moist chicken with ratatouille served over rice with asparagus. A tiered centerpiece held mini-frosted cakes and custard tarts.
Musicians for that afternoon were David Alan Harrell on cello and Shachar Israel on trombone. They are known as the Quantum Duo.
Harrell and Israel also had the audience participate by trying to match the composers to the pieces they were playing. Anyone is welcome to attend the luncheons. The next one will be Sept. 1, with a solo trumpet performance by Cleveland Orchestra's Michael Miller.
Contact Nancy Cruikshank at 440-354-8603 for information and/or ticket availability.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Aurora Chamber of Commerce members are reminded that U.S. Rep. David Joyce will speak to a 3Chamber luncheon Aug. 31 at 11:30 a.m. at the Bertram Inn in Aurora.
Members of the Twinsburg and Solon Chambers also will be on hand. Joyce's topic is "Washington Update." Reservations are due by Aug. 26. Register online at www.allaboutaurora.com
The Chamber is seeking nominations for person and business of year. The awards are presented at the year-end holiday party. Nomination forms are available on the Chamber's website.
The next business after hours party on the patio will be Sept. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Aurora Inn. There will be complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.
The next Chamber networking luncheon will be Sept. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at ThornCreek Winery and Gardens on Treat Road.
AURORA ROTARY CLUB
On its Aug. 10 meeting, Roger Cram talked about the Kenya School which the Rotary Club of Aurora supports through a Rotary grant. The club also recently approved its coming year budget and new memberships.
Rita Ratcliff will speak Aug. 24 on her teaching in El Salvador. Madiha Abdelaleem talked about Islam at the Aug. 17 session. A special Amish dinner meeting will be Aug. 31, and a 6 p.m. business meeting will be Sept. 14.