City of Aurora
APRIL • 2021
PARKS, REC. & OPEN SPACE
SEASONAL ACTIVITIES & FESTIVITIES
DUE TO THE EVER-CHANGING MEASURES SURROUNDING COVID-19, ALL PROGRAMS, FACILITIES & AMENITIES AVAILABILITY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. FOR THE MOST UPDATED INFORMATION, VISIT AURORAGOV.ORG/RECREATION.
HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES
• Stay home if you have symptoms or are sick or if anyone you have come in contact with has symptoms or is sick. Please consult your medical professional for advice. • In accordance with state & local privacy & confidentiality laws & regulations, organizations are required to notify local health officials to aid in contact tracing if exposures occur. Please contact us if you or a family member has tested positive for COVID–19 following recent attendance of any recreation facilities or programs. • Individuals at risk of severe illness from COVID-19 are strongly encouraged to consider remaining at home or in the vast great outdoors as much as possible. Individuals at risk of severe illness from COVID-19 means: - 65 years of age or older; - have cancer; - have chronic kidney disease; - have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; - are immunocompromised; - have body mass index of 30 or higher; - have serious heart conditions; - have Sickle cell disease; - have Type 2 diabetes mellitus; and - other individuals determined to be high risk by a licensed healthcare provider. • All individuals must wear face coverings in public indoor spaces and outdoors when social distancing is not possible. Individuals in Colorado are ordered to wear medical or nonmedical face covering due to the presence of coronavirus (COVID-19) by Executive Order (EO) D 2020 138. Those with a medical exemption, will not be allowed to enter the facility because they pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others. Face Coverings cannot be worn in the water but should be worn while entering/exiting the pool or while on the pool deck. • Please always maintain six feet of separation from other guests & staff.
• Where additional social distancing measures are needed (i.e. entry & front desk) floor markers will be present to assist in 6-foot distancing. • Between reservation time slots, each facility is closed for 15-minutes to clean & disinfect between groups. 30-minute closures may be included during high traffic times. • Only staff feeling healthy will be permitted to work. • Strength & cardio equipment have been spread out, rearranged, &/or limited in order to assist in social distancing efforts. • Reminders, guidelines & announcements regarding new health & safety precautions, expectations & requirements will be visible & made throughout the facility. • Please help keep our facilities safe by using the provided disinfecting wipes on fitness equipment, washing your hands frequently & using hand sanitizer. • Come ready to work out & we suggest leaving bags at home as certain amenities (including locker rooms) will be limited. Locker room & shower usage will be limited due to Covid. Please come dressed prepared for your activity. • Water fountains will be inactive. Touchless bottle fillers will be available so please bring your own water bottle. • Indoor Pools (Beck, Central & Moorhead Recreation Centers): Upon entry, every lap swim guest will be assigned a chair that may be used to rest or place swim related items such as towel, water bottle, goggles, kick board, etc. Portable open showers are available on the pool deck for patrons to rinse off prior to & after entering the pool. Patrons who have reserved water walking slots must be respectful of others while walking. Always walk to the right side of the lane & if passing, do so quickly to the far left. • All other facility policies prior to closure also remain in effect. Failure to follow rules or staff instructions will result in loss of facility use privileges.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES 2 CENTERS AND FACILITIES 4 ACAA 5 AQUATICS 7 ARISE 8 COOKING 10 CRAFTS 14 FITNESS | BECK RECREATION CENTER 16 FITNESS | CENTRAL RECREATION CENTER 17 FITNESS | MOORHEAD RECREATION CENTER 19 MARTIAL ARTS 20 NATURE 21 PRESCHOOL 25 YOUTH SPORTS 26
CENTERS AND FACILITIES
THREE OF OUR RECREATION CENTERS – BECK, CENTRAL & MOORHEAD. Registration is required for designated 1 hour & 15-minute time slots. You can register three days in advance for any of these facilities. Space is limited! Reserve your time online. Register at CityofAurora.PerfectMind.com or by calling us at one of the recreation centers or registration office during our open hours. When registering online, login to your account. Under View Activities, Recreation – Guest Slot • Choose the location and activity area. Only one activity area per time slot. • Follow the prompts. • Pay with your membership or our drop-in fee. That’s it! Show up on your reserved day before your time slot to check in. Guests are asked to wait outside of the facility in a line remaining 6-feet away from one another (signage will be provided) OR in your vehicle until a staff member permits entry. Upon entry into the facility, please adhere to staff direction & signage to check-in at the front desk. Staff will verify that you have signed up for the given time slot. If you have a member ID please have it ready to scan upon check-in at the front desk.
HAVE QUESTIONS OR WANT TO RESERVE A TIME SLOT AT OUR CENTERS? CONTACT US: REGISTRATION OFFICE MON.-FRI., 8 A.M.-4:30 P.M. / 303.326.8650 BECK RECREATION CENTER
CENTRAL RECREATION CENTER
MOORHEAD RECREATION CENTER
800 TELLURIDE ST.
18150 E VASSAR PL.
2390 HAVANA ST.
• MON.-FRI., 7 A.M.-6:45 P.M.
• MON.-FRI., 6 A.M.-8:45 P.M.
• MON.-FRI., 6 A.M.-7:45 P.M.
• SAT. & SUN., CLOSED
• SAT. & SUN., 8 A.M.-6:15 P.M.
• SAT. & SUN., 8 A.M.-4:45 P.M.
Activities available – Workout area, Lap Lanes, Fitness Classes
Activities available – Workout area, Lap Lanes, Lazy River, Fitness Classes, Open Swim, Basketball, Pickleball
Activities available – Workout area, Gym (1 person per time, NO games), Lap Lanes, Lazy River, Open Swim, Fitness Classes
AURORA CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS Offering programs, classes and activities for adults 50 and older to encourage living a healthy and active lifestyle.
VIRTUAL-SPANISH-INTERMEDIATE Instructor can teach class in real time, communicate with students and test levels of comprehension via live video instructional format. Students should have a foundation of the Spanish language including the alphabet, basic phrases, spelling and previous experience conjugating basic verbs. Students should be self-starters, wanting to improve Spanish for travel, workplace or conversation. This class will be virtual, each student will be contacted prior to class regarding virtual attendance. 36570 April 3, 10, 17, 24 • Sat., 9-11 a.m. • $88 ($70 Resident) • Instructor: Teresa Chavez-Krumland
CONNECT, CRAFT & CHAT Gather your craft project(s), log-in, and chat with other crafters! This is a great option to connect with other crafters and learn more about other projects you may be interested in! This session is open to all types of crafters! 37009 April 6 37010 April 13 37011 April 20 37012 April 27 • Tue., noon-1:30 p.m. • Free • Instructor: Deborah Burcham
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ACAA LINE DANCING
LITERARY CLASSICS AND LUNCH
Step into you dancing shoes and kick up a storm as our line dancing is back! Whether you are a beginner and have never danced before or are an intermediate experienced dancer, we have a class for you. Beginner 36835 April 7, 14, 21 & 28 • Wed., 11 a.m.-noon Intermediate 36836 April 7, 14, 21 & 28 • Wed., 12:15-1:15 p.m. • $43 ($34 Resident) • Beck Recreation Center • Instructor Laura Bandstra
Read any good books lately? This unique book club meets virtually in the comfort of your own home. We will discuss the classics as we read two books per month. This month we will read and discuss the writings of Jane Austin’s “Pride and Prejudice” (April 13) and Sir Walter Scott’s “Ivanhoe” (April 27). So, grab a book, have a tasty lunch and get ready to share ideas and thoughts. 37365 April 13 & 27 • Tue., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • $13 ($10 Resident) • Instructor: Liz Childers
TRAVEL ADVENTURES WITH MANDY AND COLLETTE TRAVEL Learn all about the wonderful destinations, cultures and adventures from around the world with a representative from Collette Travel. 36846 April 20 • Tue., 10-11 a.m. 36849 April 20 • Tue., 6-7 p.m. • $7 ($5 Resident)
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AQUATICS BECK RECREATION CENTER INDOOR POOL Lap Swim only with limited spots available except during Aquafit. Pool Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-6:45 p.m.
CENTRAL RECREATION CENTER Lap Swim and Water Walking with limited spots available during the weekday. Lap Swim, Water Walking and Open Swim with limited spots available on weekends. Pool Hours: Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-8:45 p.m. Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-6:15 p.m.
MOORHEAD RECREATION CENTER INDOOR POOL Lap Swim, Water Walking and Open Swim with limited spots available. Pool Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Sat. & Sun, 9:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
UTAH INDOOR POOL Lap Swim only with limited spots available during the weekday. Lap Swim and Open Swim with limited spots available during the weekend. POOL HOURS: Mon.-Fri., 6-9:30 a.m.; 6:30-8 p.m. Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
AQUA FIT BECK INDOOR POOL AQUA FITNESS A challenging aerobic workout in the water! Pre- and Post-natal participants welcome. No swimming required. • Mon.-Thu., 8:30-9:45 a.m. • Mon./Wed., 5:30-6:45 p.m. ARTHRITIS AQUA FITNESS Ages 18 & older Keep your joints heathy and your body in motion. • Mon.-Wed., 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. • Fri., 8:30-9:45 a.m. AQUA CARDIO SPLASH Focus on movement and cardiovascular fitness. Come join us to increase stamina, muscular endurance and cardiovascular fitness. • Thu., 5:30-6:45 p.m. AQUA DEEP WATER Low impact, high intensity aqua fitness with a focus on cardio and abs. Ability to swim is required. • Fri., 5:30-6:45 p.m.
UTAH INDOOR POOL AQUA FITNESS A challenging aerobic workout in the water! Pre- and Post-natal participants welcome. No swimming required. • Sat./Sun., 8-9:30 a.m.
The city of Aurora is now hiring lifeguards for spring/summer! If you are not already certified, we certify and train our employees free of charge. For more information on how to apply and upcoming lifeguard classes, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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ADAPTIVE RECREATION & INCLUSION SERVICES FOR EVERYONE - FORMALLY THERAPEUTIC RECREATION Encouraging meaningful recreation opportunities and programs for individuals with disabilities to enhance and expand social, cognitive, affective and physical abilities.
** NEW -CYO (CREATE YOUR OWN) PROGRAM Looking for a program to best meet your needs or goals? Reach out to our team about available options for customizing an adaptive 4-week program for you and at least 3 or more friends, siblings and/or classmates seeking similar opportunities. • Customize days/times • $40 ($32 Resident) – 1-hour • $80 ($64 Resident) – 2-hour • Beck, Central or Moorhead Recreation Centers
** NEW-TRY IT OUT TUES-NIGHTS Join your friends exploring creative ways of experimenting with activities. Have fun engaging and expressing yourself while moving and grooving! 36710 April 6-27 • Tue., 4:30-6:30 p.m. • $80 ($64 Resident) • Central Recreation Center
WONDEROUS WEDNESDAY Beat that mid-week slump and join your friends for some active and creative fun! 36713 April 7-28 • Wed., 1-3 p.m. • $80 ($64 Resident) • Central Recreation Center
TOTALLY FUN THURSDAYS Variety of active games, dancing, workouts and more! 36714 April 8-29 • Thu., 10 a.m.-noon • $80 ($64 Resident) • Central Recreation Center
Scholarship funding available, reach out for further details.
*Looking for virtual or at-home programming options? email email@example.com
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ARISE ADAPTIVE SPORTS SKILLS TRAINING
AT-HOME MOUNTAIN HIKES
With sports looking much different these days, now is the perfect time to improve those FUNdamental skills. With our individualized training, athletes will be physically and mentally ready to play! 36792 April 3-24 • Sat., 10-11 a.m. (Young athletes 3-7) (Youth 8-14) • $25 ($20 Resident) • Central Recreation Center
FRIDAY NIGHT IN After the long week, join us for a variety of games to work on your game play & socialize with your friends. 36716 April 9 • Fri., 4:30-6:30 p.m. • $20 ($16 Resident) • Central Recreation Center
Join in as everyone independently takes on the challenge of hiking mountains around the world. Counting your steps and tracking your miles to reach the summit at your own pace. If interested, please contact us for more information.
1:1 FITNESS Complete a short assessment with ARISE staff to develop a program plan with individualized goals. Meet for an hour weekly with staff to receive encouragement and support needed to reach your goal. Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to your scheduled sessions. 6-week session: $165 ($132 Resident)
SPECIAL OLYMPICS SOCCER & TRACK & FIELD Learn fundamentals of soccer, track & field. It will focus on skill development and working on improving your personal best. Participants could have the opportunity to compete in individualized competition! 36715 April 3-24 • Sat., 11-12 p.m. (Young adults/adults 15+) • $25 ($20 Resident) • Central Recreation Center
*Looking for virtual or at-home programming options? email firstname.lastname@example.org
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AURORA COOKS LIVE! INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL COOKING CLASSES
Let us bring our teaching kitchen to into the comfort of your home! Join us for a 2-hour class where you can cook along live with one of our talented chefs. We’ll walk you through the entire menu, sharing our tips and expertise while providing opportunities to virtually connect and share the dishes we create together. Each participant will receive a copy of the recipes, ingredient list and shopping list along with the virtual registration link for each class. • All classes are $15 & 2 hours unless noted. • Price includes registration link for entire household. • All classes are virtual & will take place in YOUR home. • All classes will be conducted through Microsoft Teams & no account or login is required. • Following registration, participants will receive an email with recipes, shopping & equipment lists in order to prepare for class. • All classes are non-refundable & all purchases are final.
Curriculum designed for youth ages 3-6 accompanied by an adult 18 or older.
DON’T WORRY, BE HOPPY Hop into Spring with fun Easter treats that any bunny would enjoy! Menu: Spring Herb Hummus with Carrot Sticks, Chocolate Pretzel Nests and Hummingbird Muffins. 36855 April 3 • Sat., 2:30-4 p.m. • Instructor: Mia Randall
YOU MAKE ME DAISY As our gardens begin to come alive with the seeds of spring, join us in making some fun picnic treats to enjoy in the garden. Menu: Cucumber Flowers with an Everything Bagel Dip, Jellybean Flower Cookie Cups and Strawberry Garden Sprinkler Punch. 36856 April 17 • Sat., 9-10:30 a.m. • Instructor: Kirsten Hall
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COOKING PARENT/FAMILY Curriculum designed for youth ages 6-12 accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.
LET’S HOP TO IT Every bunny is invited to brunch with us in this fun Easter themed menu. Menu: Hash Brown Bacon & Cheddar Quiche, Carrot Cake Pancakes with Spiced Syrup and Oreo Easter Egg Truffles. 36860 April 3 • Sat., 10 a.m.-noon • Instructor: Kirsten Hall
Curriculum designed for youth ages 13-15.
TASTE OF ITALY Hand over the reins and let your teen takeover the kitchen. We’ll walk youth through the basics of making these nourishing Italian staples for a meal the whole family will enjoy. Menu: Three Cheese Lasagna Rollups with Marinara and a Simple Caesar Salad. 36955 April 17 • Sat., 2-4 p.m. • Instructor: Andrea Rainville
FRIDAY NIGHT FAMILY FUN: PIZZAFARRI Get the wild ones in the kitchen and jump onboard the Pizzafarri, where we’ll prepare some fun and delicious animal inspired dishes. Menu: Lion Head Hummus, Chunky Monkey Banana Nice Cream, Spotted Snake Pissssssa. 36879 April 30 • Fri., 6-8 p.m. • Instructor: Ryan Schaefer
BUDDING CHEF BASICS: YOUTH AFTER SCHOOL COOKING Curriculum designed for youth ages 8-12-years-old. • $5 per class Join us for a virtual afterschool cooking class from your own kitchen! Our talented staff will connect with students virtually and guide them through a 1-hour class where they’ll develop essential skills to confidently cook at home. Youth will prepare a snack or simple meal with 10 ingredients or less in each class. • Wed., 3:30-4:30 p.m. • Instructor: Mia Randall 36890 April 7 - Strawberry Vanilla Cupcakes 36891 April 21 - Personal Pizzas
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COOKING ADULT 15+ Curriculum designed for adults ages 15 & older.
RETRO DINER Transform your kitchen into an old-fashioned diner and join us for a blast from the past, as we prepare some classic and comforting American diner staples. Menu: Smashed Diner-Style Cheeseburger with Caramelized Onions and Special Sauce, Classic Home Fries and a Chocolate Malted Milkshake for dessert. 36956 April 2 • Fri., 6-8 p.m. • Instructor: Ryan Schaefer
DOUBLE DUTY MEALS Cook once and eat twice! Tired of recipes that make way too much and leave you eating leftovers for days? Join us for a 1-hour class using 10 ingredients or less where we’ll help you liven up your dinner routine and teach you to prepare a delicious 2 portion meal. We’ll also include a recipe and short video on how to use the ingredients you prepared for another exceptional meal later in the week! • Fridays, 3-4 p.m. • Instructor: Kirsten Hall 36852 April 2 – One Pan Spanish Chicken with Artichokes & Lemon
FRY BREAD FEAST A taco by any other name…crispy, chewy and complex in flavor. Join us as we dive into this Native American staple. Beef Navajo Tacos topped with a Green Chile Crème and an Osage Hominy Salsa and Fry Bread Nuggets with Honey Butter for dessert. 36957 April 8 • Thu., 5:30-7:30 p.m. • Instructor: Kirsten Hall
PAELLA MAESTRO Join us on the streets of Valencia and learn to make this iconic Spanish dish. Menu: Traditional Paella and Blistered Shishito Peppers with Lemon Aioli. 36958 April 10 • Sat., 2-4 p.m. • Instructor: Mia Randall
OH, MY SHAWARMA! We’ve heard that Shawarma is the epitome of middle eastern cuisine. Join us in making this takeout favorite at home. Menu: Beef Shawarma, Homemade Naan and Roasted Cauliflower. 37004 April 22 • Thu., 5:30-7:30 p.m. • Instructor: Kirsten Hall
Bonus Recipe for Leftovers: Greek Pulled Chicken Pasta Salad 36853 April 30 – Baked Italian Meatballs and Cheesy Polenta Bonus Recipe for Leftovers: Simple Chili and Cornbread Biscuits
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COOKING THE PESTO’S YET TO COME
Elevate your go to chicken dinner with this simple yet gourmet spread. Menu: Spatchcock Roast Chicken with Herb and Almond Pesto, Tangerine Rice and Honey and Chile Glazed Brussel Sprouts. 36959 April 24 • Sat., 2-4 p.m. • Instructor: Kirsten Hall
Enjoy & prepare an elegant meal inspired by Irish whiskey. Menu: Coriander and Fennel Rubbed Pork Loin with a Whiskey Pan Sauce, Ginger Mashed Carrots & Individual Maple & Whiskey Pudding Cakes for dessert. 36961 April 10 • Sat., 6-8 p.m. • Instructor: Kirsten Hall
GNOCCHI YOURSELF OUT!
DATE NIGHT: MEDIEVAL FEAST
See just how versatile gnocchi can be! With our step-by-step instructions, you’ll learn how to make this fancy dish with some ease at home. Menu: Crispy Potato Gnocchi Primavera and Chocolate Ricotta Gnocchi with Berry Compote. 37005 April 29 • Thu., 5:30-7:30 p.m. • Instructor: Mia Randall
Let’s not fight over a dragon fire forged throne of swords. Instead, learn to cook and eat like kings and queens! Replace your sword and armor with an apron and chef knife then join us for an unrivaled, romantic and rustic dinner for two! Mede beer pairing suggestions provided. Menu: Roasted Lemon and Rosemary Cornish Game Hen with Herb Pan Sauce, Whipped Turnip & Yukon Gold Potatoes with Roasted Mushrooms and Leeks. 36964 April 23 • Fri., 6-8 p.m. • Instructor: Ryan Schaefer
ADULT 21+ Curriculum designed for adults ages 21 & older.
POP & POUR Wine is not just great for drinking, but also cooking! Learn how to make impressive wine-infused dishes while sipping on your favorite wine. Menu: Chicken Marsala, Creamy Parmesan Polenta and Red Wine Poached Pears with Crème Anglaise. 36960 April 1 • Thu., 5:30-7:30 p.m. • Instructor: Mia Randall
STEAK DINNER ARGENTINA Wanna teach your typical steak dinner a new dance? Partner up and let’s tango in the kitchen to transform your standard meat & potato dinner with an Argentinian twist. Menu: Chilean Spiced Flank Steak, Classic Chimichurri Sauce, Roasted Brussel Sprout and Fingerling Potatoes with Red Chimichurri Vinaigrette, Rojo Pisco Sour. 36962 April 9 • Fri., 6-8 p.m. • Instructor: Ryan Schaefer
FIESTA BRUNCH Spice up your weekend with authentic Mexican brunch paired with refreshing Palomas. Menu: Chorizo Huevos Rancheros, Homemade Corn Tortillas, Salsa Verde and Palomas. 36963 April 24 • Sat., 10 a.m.-noon • Instructor: Mia Randall
FREE MEAL PROGRAM AGES 18 & UNDER Free afterschool meals at a recreation center near you! • No enrollment necessary. • Monday-Friday • Central Recreation Center • Moorhead Recreation Center • For more information, visit AuroraGov.org/YouthMeals
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VIRTUAL CRAFTING Enjoy crafting from the comfort and safety of your own homes. Spend a couple of hours creating handmade items including décor, seasonal artwork and crafts. Classes taught by Aurora Center for Active Adults staff in a step-by-step instructional format. • Class prices vary, see individual class for cost. • Some classes will provide “kits” for patrons to pick up from a local recreation center. • Price includes registration link for entire household. • All classes are virtual & will take place in YOUR home. • All classes will be conducted through WebEx & no account or login is required. • Following registration, participants will receive an email with class details including any supplies needed. • All classes are non-refundable & all purchases are final.
SATURDAY QUILT BLOCK
This class is intended for quilters of all levels. This class will be virtual, each student will be contacted prior to class regarding virtual attendance. 36568 April 3 • Sat., 9 a.m.-noon • $18 ($14 Resident) • Instructor: Diane Henderson
A cross between ‘paint by number’ and ‘cross stitch’ using small plastic drills or ‘diamonds’ to make a beautiful mosaic picture. Easy to learn and fun to do! (supplies not included) Students must purchase kits before class. Kits available at Hobby Lobby or Michaels Craft Stores. 36837 April 7, 14, 21 • Wed., 1:15-2:45 p.m. • $19 (15 Resident) • Instructor: Liz Childers
QUILLING FOR BEGINNERS Quilling is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. During this 3-week class, participants will learn the basics of quilling by creating beautiful flowers and one larger, final project. Supplies are included in the registration fee. Kits for the class will available to pick-up prior to class. 37007 April 6, 13, 20 • Tue., 10-11:30 a.m. • $44 ($35 Resident) • Instructor: Deborah Burcham
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CROCHET & KNITTING* Ages 16 & older Fix common crochet and knitting mistakes, read patterns, tension your yarn, and discover how simple finishing details can make your project a success. A #5 smooth bulky yarn and size 6mm needles or hooks, or what you are working on. This class will be virtual, each student will be contacted prior to class regarding virtual attendance. 36565 April 8, 15, 22, 29 • Thu., 9:30-11:30 a.m. • $60 ($48 Resident) • Instructor: Heather Jones
CRAFTS SUNFLOWER STRING ART
String Art is characterized by an arrangement of colored thread strung between points to form beautiful pictures. Supplies are included in the registration fee. Kits for the class will available to pick-up a few days prior to class. 37001 April 8 • Thu., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. • $31 ($25 Resident) • Instructor: Deborah Burcham
Participants will receive another email prior to the class with the link to join the class. Learn to make a beautiful wreath from pinecones. You will learn how to “prune” and paint the pinecones to make colorful flowers. Most supplies are included in the registration fee. Kits for the class will available a few days prior to class. 37006 April 15 • Thu., 1-4 p.m. • $40 ($32 Resident) • Instructor: Deborah Burcham
SPRING GNOMES Learn how to make different variations of the common “sock” gnome. These cuties make fun decorations and great gifts. 36997 April 10 • Sat., 3-4:30 p.m. 36998 April 20 • Tue., 4-5:30 p.m. • $19 ($15 Resident) • Instructor: Deborah Burcham
TULIP STRING ART String Art is characterized by an arrangement of colored thread strung between points to form beautiful pictures. Supplies are included in the registration fee. Kits for the class will available to pick-up a few days prior to class. 37002 April 13 • Tue., 4-6 p.m. • $31 ($25 Resident) • Instructor: Deborah Burcham
MACRAMÉ EARRINGS Learn to make beautiful earrings with simple knots. Students need to purchase their own supplies at Hobby Lobby, Michael’s Crafts or online. 36838 April 15 • Thu., 10:30 a.m.-noon • $13 ($10 Resident) • Instructor: Liz Childers
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PATRIOTIC WREATH Participants will receive another email prior to the class with the link to join the class. Learn to make a beautiful wreath from pinecones. You will learn how to “prune” and paint the pinecones to make colorful flowers. Most supplies are included in the registration fee. Kits for the class will available a few days prior to class. 36250 April 17 • Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. • $40 ($32 Resident) • Instructor: Deborah Burcham
RUSTIC HOME PORCH SIGN Learn how to make a beautiful 4-season home sign for your porch! Materials included in the registration fee and will be available to pick up a few days prior to class. 37008 April 17 • Sat., 2:30-5 p.m. • $50 ($40 Resident) • Instructor: Deborah Burcham
FURNITURE MAKEOVER Take an old piece of furniture and turn it into a new version of itself! These classes use chalk paints, stains and waxes. Participants will learn basic furniture distressing techniques. 37003 April 10 • Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • $20 • Instructor: Deborah Burcham
FITNESS | BECK RECREATION CENTER
AT BECK RECREATION CENTER TAI CHI Ages 16 & older Improve range of motion and balance with circular movement patterns repeated with focus on grace, balance and controlled breathing. 36705 April 6-27 • Tue., 10:30-11:30 a.m. 36706 April 1-29 * • Thu., 10:30-11:30 a.m. • $16 ($13 Resident) • $20 ($16 Resident) *
SPIN Ages 16 & older Indoor cycling provides a fun and challenging cardiovascular workout for all ages and fitness levels. Experience a full ride of hills, sprints and endurance intervals with energizing music. 36707 April 5-26 • Mon., 5:30-6:30 p.m. 36708 April 7-28 • Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m. • $13 ($10 Resident)
YOGA FLOW Ages 16 & older Take it to the next level. Some yoga experience is helpful, although not required. Open to everyone with the ability to move through standing, kneeling and reclined positions unassisted. 36709 April 7-28 • Wed., 9-10 a.m. • $25 ($20 Resident)
BECK RECREATION DROP-IN CLASSES (INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP) SILVERSNEAKERS CIRCUIT Ages 50 & older Moving to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Weights, resistance bands and a SilverSneakers ball and chair are used. • Wed., 9:30-10:30 a.m. SILVERSNEAKERS CARDIO FIT Ages 50 & older Get up and go with a safe and heart-healthy aerobics class. This workout consists of lowimpact choreographed movements to tone and sculpt your body and improve strength, balance and core. • Fri., 9:30-10:30 a.m. VIRTUAL SILVERSNEAKERS CLASSIC Ages 50 & older Join us LIVE from the comfort of your home. This class is designed to increase muscle strength, range of movement and improve activities for daily living. A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support. Class will be conducted through WebEx. Each student will be contacted prior to class regarding virtual attendance and sent an invitation to attend the virtual session. 37364 April 1-29 • Thu., 1:30-2:30 p.m. • FREE w/ SilverSneakers Membership • $3.50 per class without SilverSneakers Membership • Instructor: Luiza Sauaia
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FITNESS | CENTRAL RECREATION CENTER
AT CENTRAL RECREATION CENTER PILATES
Ages 16 & older Low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. 36760 April 1-29 • Thu., 10:30-11:30 a.m. • $31 ($25 Resident)
Ages 16 & older Full body workout with a mix of exercises. This motivational class will challenge you to increase intensity and level of fitness. You will tighten, tone, build strength and endurance. 36733 April 1-29 • Thu., 6-7 p.m. • $13 ($10 Resident)
Ages 16 & older Enjoy this extended yoga format that leaves you relaxed, flexible, strengthened and energized. Stress reduction and breathing techniques are used for total wellness. 36732 April 5-26 • Mon., 9-10:15 a.m. • $25 ($20 Resident) 36729 April 7-28 • Wed., 9-10:15 a.m. • $25 ($20 Resident)
Ages 16 & older This yoga class incorporates some arm balances, deeper backbends, standing and seated postures, with a strong focus on the power of breath awareness. Props and modifications may be offered for proper alignment and ease in the postures. This class is geared toward the seasoned beginner. 36730 April 3-24 • Sat., 8:15-9:15 a.m. • $25 ($20 Resident)
BARBELL BLAST Ages 16 & older Focusing on barbells and free weights this class will challenge your strength while elevating your cardiovascular fitness. This class will hit upper body, lower body and core. 36731 April 6-27 • Tue., 6-7 p.m. • $13 ($10 Resident)
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FITNESS | CENTRAL RECREATION CENTER
AT CENTRAL RECREATION CENTER CENTRAL RECREATION DROP-IN CLASSES (INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP) LUNCH EXPRESS BOOTCAMP This 30-minute express class focuses on high-intensity interval training. It is a total body workout meant to get that heart rate up and muscles firing. • Mon., noon-12:45 p.m. • Wed., noon-12:45 p.m. CARDIO KICK High-energy kickboxing-inspired workout. Dynamic and explosive class that incorporates kickboxing techniques with an intense cardio workout. Increase your aerobic capacity and improve your strength, agility and quickness while burning those calories! • Mon., 6-7 p.m.
SILVER SNEAKERS YOGA Ages 50 & older Get ready to move through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered so you can perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. • Tue., 8-8:45 a.m. • Thu., 8-8:45 a.m. SILVER SNEAKERS CLASSIC Ages 50 & older This class focuses on strengthening muscles and increasing range of movement for daily life activities. Participants can use hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball. Often a chair is used for seated exercises or standing support. • Tue., 9-10 a.m. • Thu., 9-10 a.m.
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FITNESS | MOORHEAD RECREATION CENTER
SPECIALTY FITNESS AT MOORHEAD RECREATION CENTER
BARBELL BLAST Ages 16 & older Focusing on barbells and free weights this class will challenge your strength while elevating your cardiovascular fitness. This class will hit upper body, lower body and core. 36718 April 5-26 • Mon., 6-7 p.m. • $13 ($10 Resident)
BODYWEIGHT BURN Ages 16 & older If you want a killer, no-equipment, total body workout this class is for you! You will work your entire body with cardio, lower body, upper body and core exercises. Enjoy the burn! 36717 April 7-28 • Wed., 6-7 p.m. • $13 ($10 Resident)
MOORHEAD RECREATION DROP-IN CLASSES (INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP) CARDIO & STRENGTH Ages 16 & older Challenging circuits, intervals and stations and the use of various equipment, this class will have something for everyone. • Tue., 9-10 a.m. • Thu., 9-10 a.m.
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TAEKWONDO AT BECK
This popular Korean Martial art form is a blend of punches, fighting movement and spinning kicks. All classes are taught in small groups to maximize learning and provide more individual attention. Protective gear will be required for all sparring activities. Students are encouraged to go at their own pace and are progressed as skills are mastered. Uniforms are optional and are available for purchase. Belt testing is also optional and requires affordable additional fees. Ages 2 ½ - 6 (Beginner) 36722 April 5-26 • Mon., 5:15-5:45 p.m. • $23 ($18 Resident) 36719 April 1-29 • Thu., 5:15-5:45 p.m. • $29 ($24 Resident) Ages 7-17 (All Levels) 36720 April 5-26 • Mon., 5:30-6:30 p.m. • $45 ($36 Resident) 36721 April 1-29 Thu., 5:30-6:30 p.m. • $56 ($45 Resident)
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NATURE Please register for programs directly on the website, AuroraGov.Org/Nature. To register for programs happening at the Plains Conservation Center, please go to: BotanicGardens.org/Plains-Conservation-Center
MORRISON NATURE CENTER AT STAR K RANCH
Time slots are available on a limited, firstcome, first-served basis. Programs are free unless otherwise specified.
STAR K KIDS Ages 5 & younger Discover Aurora’s true nature through puppets, interactive activities and discovery time on the trail. Registration required. 36965 April 1 36966 April 8 36967 April 15 36968 April 22 36969 April 29 • Thu., 9:30-10:30 a.m.
ART IN NATURE: SCULPTURE Ages 6 years & older Use nature as inspiration to mold, sculpt and build! Materials and tools provided. Participants can take their sculptures home. 36970 April 9 • Fri., 6:30-8 p.m. • $5/per person
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JUNIOR NATURALISTS Ages 6-8 years Join us for a fun educational experience in the outdoors as we learn all about the natural environments found in Aurora. Wetland Climatologists Have you ever wanted to learn about the weather? Where does it come from? Why does it change so fast? Why does it snow so much in the spring? This is your chance to discover Aurora’s weather and develop skills to recognize what is happening in the skies above us. 36576 April 17 • Sat., 1-3 p.m. • $10/per person
BOOKWORMS: A BOOKCLUB FOR NATURE ENTHUSIASTS Ages 16 & older H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald Calling all bookworms! Grab a copy of this month’s book club selection (H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald) and join us and our friends with the Sand Creek Regional Greenway as we dive into the book’s topic, themes, characters and more. IN-PERSON BOOK CLUB 36972 April 10 • Sat., 3-4:30 p.m. VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB 36973 April 14 • Wed., 6-7:30 p.m.
NATURE SENAC CREEK NATURE CENTER AT AURORA RESERVOIR
When attending programs at Senac Creek Nature Center, reservoir entry is free for the time of the program. Time slots are available on a limited, firstcome, first-served basis. Programs are free unless otherwise specified.
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION 2021 All ages Celebrate Earth Day at Star K Ranch! Join us for a celebratory nature walk through the cottonwood forest and experience socially distanced stations. Get crafty and creative while we learn about Aurora’s important natural resources including wildlife, water, plants, and more! Time slots are available every 20 minutes throughout the day. Time slot registration is required to comply with social distancing measures. April 24 • Sat., 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. • $2/per person • Register on website
NATURE AT NIGHT Ages 2 & older Evening Nature Hike Enjoy the sounds, sights and smells of an evening walk at Aurora Reservoir. 36975 April 14 • Wed., 7-8 p.m. • $2/per person, kids 2 years and under are free
FULL MOON HIKE Ages 8 & older Pink Moon Discover Aurora’s true nature under the light of the full moon and learn a little about its history through this guided nature hike. 36976 April 26 • Mon., 6:30-8 p.m. • $2/per person
SENAC SCIENTISTS NATURE AT NIGHT Ages 2 & older Changing Seasons Enjoy the sounds, sights and smells of an evening walk while we learn about the change of seasons. 36974 April 2 • Fri., 7-8 p.m. • $2/per person, kids 2 years and under are free
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Ages 6-10 years April Showers April showers brings May flowers! Join us as we explore the importance of moisture and how it changes our natural landscapes through experiments, crafts and exciting demonstrations. 36977 April 3 • Sat., 1-2:30 p.m. • $2/per person
NATURE PLAINS CONSERVATION CENTER
To register for programs happening at the Plains Conservation Center, please visit: BotanicGardens.org/Plains-ConservationCenter
SUNDAY MORNING STROLL All ages Immerse yourself in the subtle beauty and intriguing history of the high plains shortgrass prairie during this guided nature hike. 36978 April 4 • Sun., 10-11:30 a.m. • $5/per person
JUNIOR NATURALISTS Ages 9-12 years Join us for a fun educational experience in the outdoors as we learn all about the natural environments found in Aurora. Prairie Climatologists Have you ever wanted to learn about the weather? Where does it come from? Why does it change so fast? Why does it snow so much in the spring? This is your chance to discover Aurora’s weather and develop skills to recognize what is happening in the skies above us. 36577 April 11 • Sun., 1-3 p.m. • $10/per person
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FULL MOON HIKE @ PCC Ages 8 & older Pink Moon Discover Aurora’s true nature under the light of the full moon and learn a little about its history through this guided nature hike. 36979 April 26 • Mon., 6:30-8 p.m. • $5/per person
NATURE AT NIGHT Ages 6 & older Stories by the Fire: Rebirth and Renewal Become captivated by stories of nature coming to life as we roast marshmallows around the campfire. 37049 April 30 • Fri., 7:30-8:30 p.m. • $8/per person
NATURE OPEN SPACE PROGRAMS
Time slots are available on a limited, firstcome, first-served basis. Programs are free unless otherwise specified.
SPRING WILDLIFE WALK Ages 8 & older Discover what birds, mammals and beyond inhabit the early spring ponderosa pine forest. 36980 April 3 • Sat., 8-10 a.m. • Ponderosa Preserve • $2/per person
NATURE HISTORY SERIES: THE DENVER PACIFIC RAILROAD Ages 18 & older Appreciate the important roles topography, plants and animals play in our environment and how they have influenced history, folklore & culture with this guided hike. This month we take a hike on the open prairie while learning about how the Denver Pacific Railroad changed the lives of our ancestors and to the natural spaces around it. 36575 April 8 • Thu., 10-11:30 a.m. • $5/per person • Pronghorn Natural Area
MORNING BIRD WALK Ages 8 & older Join us to observe what birds are out and about. 36971 April 10 • Sat., 8-10 a.m. • Pronghorn Natural Area
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Please register for virtual programs directly on the website, under the Morrison Nature Center header. We will use your registering email address to send you the associated link for the virtual program.
VIRTUAL PROGRAM: THE FROG PRINCE: FROGS IN FAIRYTALES All ages Frogs, toads, salamanders, oh my! Join a city of Aurora Naturalist as we dip into amphibian biology and learn about their importance within our favorite fairytales and local ecosystems. This program will be done virtually. A link will be sent to your email address a few days prior to this program. 36981 April 28 • Wed., 2-3 p.m.
PRESCHOOL PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS
The city of Aurora offers a Continuous Preschool Program during the school year (Aug. - May) for children ages 3- 5-years-old. This month the city of Aurora is offering both in-person and virtual learning options. Our Preschool Programs focus on readiness, self-help & language skills as well as social, emotional & motor development. In-person classes are being held at each preschool location. City of Aurora Preschools have put into place health and safety measures based on guidance from of the Tri-County Health Department and the Colorado Department of Human Services for in-person learning. Virtual learning consists of a connection circle with the entire class and a small group on the days your child is enrolled. We also continue the education experience on our parent information system with lots of fun and interactive activities. A complete registration packet is due upon the child’s first day of preschool. Once enrolled, pay by the 20th of the month to hold your spot for the next month. To register, call 303.326.8640 for space availability, times and details.
IN-PERSON LEARNING APRIL 1-30 Mon./Wed. 2.75 HR Resident
Mon./Wed. 4 HR Resident
Mon./Wed. 6.5 HR Resident
Tue./Thu. 2.75 HR Resident
Tue./Thu. 4 HR Resident
Tue./Thu. 6.5 HR
800 Telluride St. Aurora, 80011 303.739.6878
1016 Boston St. #880 Denver, 80230 303.326.8328
SUMMER VALLEY PRESCHOOL
17400 E. Lehigh Pl. Aurora, 80013 303.326.8676
VILLAGE GREEN PRESCHOOL
1300 S. Chambers Cir. Aurora, 80012 303.326.8640
Mon.-Thu. 2.75 HR Resident
VIRTUAL LEARNING APRIL M/W
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YOUTH SPORTS We try to honor friend & coach requests. Practices are generally held near your area. VOLUNTEER COACHES: We count on volunteer coaches to run our programs. Training provided. If interested, call 303.326.8700 CITY OF AURORA SPORTS CREDIT & REFUND POLICY: Due to inclement weather or circumstances beyond our control, it is possible that all scheduled games cannot be completed within the advertised dates of the season. The city of Aurora will make every reasonable effort to reschedule cancelled games and practices. A season will be considered complete when a team has two games remaining. Teams/Individuals not reaching the minimum game threshold are eligible for pro-rated credits. Lost practice sessions are not eligible for credit or refund. Individual refunds/credits are based on an individual case and are subject to pro-rated criteria.
SUMMER T-BALL LEAGUE
Ages 4 & 5 (as of 5/24/21) Hit from a batting tee, run the bases, catch & throw. Participation & fun! Practices scheduled by volunteer coaches. Games played at area ball fields. Fee includes T-shirt & cap. Bring your ball glove. Thanks to Play It Again Sports-Aurora & Kohrs Orthodontics for sponsoring. • 6 game season • Registration deadline: April 30 • Practices start wk. of May 24 • Games start wk. of June 7 37047 June 7-July 29 • Games Mon., Tue., Wed. or Thu. nights • $78 ($62 Resident)
We will be offering 4 Saturdays in April of organized, small-sided, pick-up play at the Aurora Sports Park. Note this is NOT league play and will be small-sided game play with limited coaching (teams will be shuffled throughout/as needed). • Registration deadline: April 2 at 4:30 p.m. • Each session will have a maximum of 25 players. 37489 10-12-years-old | 9-10 a.m. 37490 7-9-years-old | 10:15-11:15 a.m. 37491 5-6-years-old | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • $38 ($30 Resident)
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SUMMER BOYS BASEBALL LEAGUE
SUMMER GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE
Ages 6-14 (as of 9/1/21) Play Ball! Develop skills, teamwork & good sportsmanship in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Practices scheduled by volunteer coaches. Games played at area ball fields. Fee includes T-shirt & cap. Bring your baseball glove. Thanks to Play It Again Sports-Aurora & Kohrs Orthodontics for sponsoring. • 8 game season • Registration deadline: April 30 • Practices start the week of May 10 • Games start wk. of May 22 (player pitch) or May 24 (coach pitch)
Ages 6-14 Play Ball! Develop skills, teamwork & good sportsmanship in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Practices scheduled by volunteer coaches. Games played at area ball fields. Fee includes T-shirt. Bring your softball glove. Thanks to Play It Again Sports-Aurora & Kohrs Orthodontics for sponsoring. • 8 game season • Registration deadline: April 30 • Practices start the week of May 10
BASEBALL COACH PITCH • $106 ($85 Resident) Ages 6-8 37041 May 24-Aug. 2 • Games Mon., Tue., Wed. or Thu. nights • Registration deadline: April 30
BASEBALL PLAYER PITCH • $125 ($100 Resident) • Games on Saturdays Ages 8-10 37043 May 22-July 31 Ages 10-12 37040 May 22-July 31 Ages 12-14 37042 May 22-July 31 • Registration deadline: April 30
SOFTBALL COACH PITCH Ages 6-8 (as of 5/24/21) 37045 May 25-July 27 • Games Tue. nights • $106 ($85 Resident) • Registration deadline: April 30
SOFTBALL PLAYER PITCH • $119 ($95 Resident) Ages 9-11 37044 May 26-July 28 • Games Wed. nights Ages 12-14 37045 May 27-July 29 • Games Thu. nights • Registration deadline: April 30
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