There may be snow
on the ground and a chill in the air, but it's not too early to think about
your family's summer plans. Registration opens next week (Jan. 31) for
summer camp programs throughout the city.
Whether your child
is a budding chef looking a "Baking Boot Camp," an outdoor
adventurer interested in "Icky, Yucky, Oogy and Gross," a
performer ready to take the stage with "The Stinky Cheese Man and
Other Fairly Stupid Tales," a science explorer curious about
"STEM Sports and Robots," or a water enthusiast looking for more
time in the pool, the city's summer camp options have something for
There are dozens
of camps to choose from, but space often fills up fast, so check out the
city's summer camp guide at AuroraGov.org/DayCamps,
where you can find more information about the phone and online registration
Bike to Work Day - Pledge to Ride
Join cyclists around the world on Friday, Feb. 11, to celebrate
Winter Bike to Work Day! If you plan to join, let us know by
registering, and find community support stations along your route.
Keeping you and
your family safe is important. And knowing what is going on in the world
around you is critical to maintaining that safety. Aurora911 uses CodeRED
as our emergency alert provider, but you have to opt in to receive
CodeRED allows you
to receive emergency notifications for significant police activity in your
area, suspect at large, evacuations, shelter in place, or other urgent
safety situations. You can also elect to be notified for general alerts
regarding non-life safety matters such as utility service interruptions.
With the recent
decisions by Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties to leave the Tri-County
Health Department, there may be many questions and some confusion among
Aurora residents because the city sits in all three of the counties.
The city is not a
public health agency but relies on the counties for that service. So
depending on the county in which you live, there are different resources
available for staying on top of the latest news as the counties develop
their own public health agencies after Tri-County. Here are links to the
county websites and their most recent headlines:
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 location
information, and to find links for joining virtual meetings. If you don't
know your council ward, go to AuroraGov.org and click on "Property Info."
Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - Thursday, Jan.
27, 6 to 7:30 p.m., virtual on WebEx
Ward II (Steve
Sundberg) - Thursday, Feb. 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Beck Recreation Center,
800 Telluride St.
Ward III (Ruben
Medina) - Wednesday, Feb. 2, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Community College of Aurora
Student Building, Rotunda Room, 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway
Ward IV (Juan
Marcano) - Thursday, Feb. 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Stampede, 2430 S. Havana
Ward V (Alison
Coombs) - Tuesday, Feb. 15, 6 to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 19, 10:30
a.m. to noon, both virtual on WebEx
Ward VI (Françoise
Bergan) - Wednesday, March 23, 6 to 8 p.m., Heritage Eagle Bend Golf
Club, 23155 E. Heritage Parkway
At Large (Angela
Lawson, Curtis Gardner, Danielle Jurinsky, Dustin Zvonek) - Wednesday, Feb.
9, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Central Recreation Center, 18150 E. Vassar Place
This show is moving
to an hour-long format airing every last Thursday of the month, with
continued conversations led by Mayor Mike Coffman and Aurora City Council
members on various community-based topics. Live on Facebook and AuroraTV.org.
Kissed the Sea"
Jan. 28 to Feb. 20
Dontrell Jones the Third believes it is his duty and destiny to venture
into the Atlantic Ocean in search of an ancestor lost during the Middle
Passage. But his family is not at all ready to abandon their beloved son to
the waters of a mysterious and haunting past.
Improvement Grant Information Sessions
Wednesday, Feb. 2,
Thursday, Feb. 3, 6
The city of Aurora
wants to help residents spruce up their neighborhoods with grants of up to
$5,000 for projects that improve a neighborhood's physical condition,
enhance pride and identity, and increase neighbors' communication. The
first step to applying is to attend a virtual information session to learn
more about the opportunity.
drive-through clinic supported by Jogan Health and the city of Aurora. The
clinic offers Pfizer and Moderna, first, second and booster shots. Pfizer
pediatric shots for ages 5 to 11 require an appointment (see website for
Campus south parking lot, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway
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
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, 15515 E. Alameda Parkway
Without a Home in
Open through May 29
is a key issue facing Aurora, and to build a wider understanding of people
who are often overlooked, misunderstood or unheard, staff at the Aurora
History Museum engaged in an oral history project on the streets of the
city. Learn more at Aurora History Museum. Free admission. The museum is open Tuesday