Learn more about
planned Nine Mile Bridge at Oct. 26 meeting
The community has
waited a long time to have a bicycle/pedestrian bridge near Parker Road and
Interstate 225 that will enable people to cross safely over Parker Road
near the RTD Nine Mile Station while simultaneously improving traffic flow
along this major metro-area corridor.
If you live, work
or regularly visit this area, join us for a virtual public meeting from 6
to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26. At the meeting, the project team will:
Commission is accepting applications to fill two vacancies. This commission
establishes precincts, appoints election judges, creates new ward
boundaries, and breaks the tie in a municipal election for any city office
or ballot question. To learn more and apply, visit AuroraGov.org/Boards.
Decorate a wreath
for the Aurora History Museum's 22nd Festival of Wreaths
It’s never too
early to get into the holiday spirit. And you can do so by donating a
decorated wreath to become part of the Aurora History Museum’s 22nd annual
Festival of Wreaths which kicks off Nov. 2 with online bidding.
fundraiser features wreaths generously sponsored and decorated by local
businesses, organizations and individuals. This year’s proceeds will
contribute to purchasing a large format printer to allow the museum to
print oversized marketing, exhibit, and education program materials to
benefit the public programs and events offered by the Aurora History Museum &
groups can pick up wreaths for $15 or design their own wreaths. You can
pick up your wreath at the Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway,
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. Decorated wreaths are due by Sunday, Oct. 24.
Wreaths may be
viewed online and will also be on display at the museum. Bidding will end
Dec. 10. Learn more at Aurora History Museum.
Council members are
eager to hear from residents and committed to forums in which those
conversations can occur. Please visit AuroraGov.org/Council to confirm meeting dates and find
information on how to join, with some meetings taking place virtually,
while others are scheduled to return to in-person events. If you don't know
your council ward, go to AuroraGov.org and click on "Property Info."
Ward I (Crystal
Murillo) - Thursday, Oct. 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Moorhead Recreation Center,
2390 Havana St.
Ward IV (Juan
Marcano) - Thursday, Oct. 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Stampede, 2430 S. Havana St.
Ward V (Alison
Coombs) - Wednesday, Nov. 3, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Heather Gardens Clubhouse,
2888 S. Heather Gardens Way
Ward VI (Françoise
Bergan) - Wednesday, Nov. 17, 6 to 8 p.m., City of Aurora Public Safety
Training Center (CAPSTC), 25950 E. Quincy Ave.
Mayor Mike Live is
back today and Mayor Coffman will discuss the Aurora Police Department's
Faith and Blue event, as well as what's happening for Season 37 at The
Aurora Fox Arts Center. Live on Facebook and AuroraTV.org.
Thursday, Oct. 14, 3
to 5 p.m., Olympic Park
Wednesday, Oct. 20,
3 to 5 p.m., Fletcher Plaza
Thursday, Oct. 21, 3
to 5 p.m., Appaloosa Park
Pick up your perfect
pumpkin and a decorating kit at these pop-up pumpkin patches from Aurora
Parks, Recreation and Open Space. Free, while supplies last. Learn more at AuroraGov.org/Events
Are you a leader in
your neighborhood or a resident who wants to get more involved in
neighborhood engagement? The city of Aurora is looking to form a
neighborhood leader network to better help Aurora neighborhood groups
thrive. Share your ideas and brainstorm with other leaders on what this
network should look like and how it can support the continued growth of
neighborhood relationships. Registration is not required. Visit AuroraGov.org/Liaisons for meeting information.
Nine Mile Bridge
Construction and Design Enhancements: Public Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 6
to 7:30 p.m.
The city is leading
the design and construction work on a pedestrian bridge over Parker Road
near Interstate 225 to connect the RTD Nine Mile Station with homes and
businesses on the north side of Parker Road. If you live, work or regularly
visit this area, register now to join us for a virtual public meeting to
see images of the bridge design, discuss the plans for and impact of
construction, and ask questions about the project.
Take this survey to
provide your thoughts about how you engage with your neighbors,
neighborhood and city. Your feedback will help the city gauge how it can
best support these efforts with ongoing or new programs.
The Aurora Youth
Violence Prevention Program and other local agencies part of the new Aurora
Partners for Thriving Youth Coalition seek community input on how issues
related to mental health, substance use, safety and violent behavior impact
youth. The feedback you provide will help inform the strategic plan for the
Aurora Youth Violence Prevention Program and the response of the agencies
in the coalition.
Music, games, food
and resources are all part of multiple pop-up events for youth this summer
and fall throughout the city as part of Aurora's Youth Violence Prevention
Program. The events promote a safe space for youth to connect with positive
role models and meet new friends. Check out the calendar with event details
Tuesday, Nov. 2
Ballots for the
coordinated election will start arriving in mailboxes Oct. 8. Voters will
fill seats for Aurora City Council Wards I, II and III and two At-Large
positions, and vote on other issues.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Saturday (note evening time change)
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
drive-through clinic (no appointment necessary) supported by Jogan Health
and the city of Aurora. The clinic now offers Pfizer booster shots to those
who are eligible (see website for details).
Campus southwest parking lot, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway
Open Monday through
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., free testing for COVID-19 is provided to anyone
who wants to be tested, especially those who have symptoms. No appointment
is necessary. No doctor referral, no health insurance, and no proof of
identification are required. Online registration in advance is preferred but is not
Aurora Center for
Active Adults parking lot, 30 Del Mar Circle, at Del Mar Park
Open through Oct. 31
Aurora has nearly
100 parks to explore, and the Aurora History Museum wants to help you
explore more of the story behind them at this free exhibit "Aurora
Parks Explored." Learn more at Aurora History Museum. Free admission. The museum is open Tuesday
Museum & Historic Sites, 15515 E. Alameda Parkway
The Rise of the
Aurora Suburb during the Cold War
Open through April
Join the Aurora
History Museum & Historic Sites for an in-person exploration of
Aurora's economic prosperity and suburban expansion during the Cold War. The
exhibit includes local stories experienced by Aurora residents during the
Cold War to enrich the understanding of the period. Learn more at Aurora History Museum.Free admission. The
museum is open Tuesday to Sunday.
Museum & Historic Sites, 15515 E. Alameda Parkway