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AURORA

RECREATIGUIDEN WINTER 2019-20 December, January & February

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NEW

Winter Worthy Activities

IN AURORA

pg. 66

Winter Fitness Classes

pg. 30


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INTO SAVINGS ENJOY $75 OFF ADULT RECREATION CENTER ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS* SALE PRICING AVAILABLE NOV. 29-DEC. 2. AURORAGOV.ORG/RECSALE ALL PHOTOS TAKEN AT OUR CENTRAL RECREATION CENTER. *RESTRICTIONS APPLY. PRICES MAY VARY, VIEW WEBSITE FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

THE CENSUS IS COMING APRIL 2020.


CONTENTS

FACILITY RENTALS

2 | Registration/ Membership

43 | Martial Arts

3 | Recreation Centers

46 | Nature

46 | Music 50 | Outdoor

4 | Aquatics

51 | Pottery

12 | Art

52 | Preschool

14 | Camps & Activities

54 | Senior Services 58 | Sports

14 | Cooking

58 Adult

24 | Dance

58 Youth Sports

26 | Dog Training

59 Racquetball/ Tennis 61 | Theatre

23 | Crafts & Hobbies

27 | Excursions 29 | Golf

62 | Therapeutic Recreation

30 | Fitness & Wellness 37 | Gymnastics 40 | History Museum 41 | Lifetime Learning

64 | Class Locations 65 | Holiday Hours 66 | 10 Winter Activities

Looking for a space for a birthday party, wedding reception, meetings or another event? From multiuse conference rooms to full-size gymnasiums, pool facilities, kitchens & more, our recreation centers have rooms available for rental to fit all of your needs. For more information on rates, to schedule a visit or to learn more about the spaces available, see page 3 or call the recreation center of your choice.

INCLUSION SERVICES

We offer assistance to all ages of individuals with or without disabilities to participate in recreation programs together. If you see a program offered in the city-wide guide & not under Therapeutic Recreation (pg. 62) would like to participate, let our team know! An assessment can be completed to determine what program modifications or inclusion aide services are needed. For more information, call 303.326.8410.

REGISTER ONLINE

AuroraGov.org/Recreation Fast • Easy • Secure • 24/7 Pay by credit card or electronic check

Celebrate Local

REGISTER BY PHONE

303.326.8650 • 303.326.8652 (Español) Pay by credit card or electronic check

REGISTER IN PERSON Registration Main Office

15151 E. Alameda Parkway • Ste. 1900 Aurora, CO 80012 Or register at your nearest recreation center Pay by cash, check or credit card

Go Big

GoAurora.org

Cover photo taken at Central Recreation Center. Models are all city of Aurora fitness instructors and/or trainers.

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registration | membership CANCELLATION POLICY

If you must cancel an activity, please notify us 5 business days prior to the start of the program by calling 303.326.8650. ● Credits not used by one year from date of issuance are forfeited & placed in the Scholarship Fund. Please plan your schedule carefully. We depend on your enrollment for a successful class! ●

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Some fees are reduced for residents on limited incomes. Call 303.326.8700 for eligibility & application. This service is partially funded by ConocoPhillips.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

We strive to provide you with high quality recreation programs & take pride in making your experience an enjoyable one. If you sign up for an activity & do not like it after the first meeting, we will give you a refund/credit toward another program.

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Please add a little extra to your registration payment, so families in Aurora can participate in our programs.

Americans With Disabilities Act If you require special accommodations for participation in our recreation programs or use of our recreation facilities, please call 303.326.8410.

Visit our website for our center-specific membership for Aurora residents!

Photo taken at Central Recreation Center.

BUY 1 PASS FOR ALL 6 FACILITIES! AURORA CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS BECK RECREATION CENTER CENTRAL RECREATION CENTER EXPO RECREATION CENTER MOORHEAD RECREATION CENTER UTAH INDOOR POOL Drop-in fee or membership includes unlimited use of: Weight training areas, cardiovascular areas, group fitness classes, group aqua fitness classes, swimming pools at Beck, Central, Moorhead & Utah Indoor Pool & all other drop-in amenities. Youth (Ages 2-17) Monthly $18 Res. . . . . . . $22 Non-Res. EZ Pay* $13 Res. . . . . . . $16 Non-Res. Annual $135 Res. . . . . . $160 Non-Res. Young Adult (Ages 18-26) Monthly $30 Res. . . . . . . $34 Non-Res. EZ Pay* $24 Res. . . . . . . $28 Non-Res. Annual $260 Res. . . . . . $310 Non-Res. Adult (Ages 27-61) Monthly $35 Res. . . . . . . $36 Non-Res. EZ Pay* $28 Res. . . . . . . $33 Non-Res. Annual $310 Res. . . . . . $360 Non-Res. Senior (Ages 62+) Monthly $21 Res. . . . . . . $23 Non-Res. EZ Pay* $18 Res. . . . . . . $20 Non-Res. Annual $180 Res. . . . . . $225 Non-Res. We accept SilverSneakers® membership at our facilities.

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recreation | centers AURORA CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS (ACAA)

30 Del Mar Circle • 303.739.7950 HOURS: Mon.-Thu., 7 a.m.-8 p.m. or at the conclusion of scheduled activities. Fri., 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Closed on Sunday Amenities: Drop-in fitness classes, massage therapy, weight & cardio machines, billards, spaces for rent. DROP-IN PRICES $3.50 Young Adult (ages 18-26) $4 Adult (ages 27-61) $3.50 Seniors (ages 62 & older)

BECK RECREATION CENTER

EXPO RECREATION CENTER

10955 E. Exposition Avenue 303.326.8630 HOURS: Mon.-Thu., 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Amenities: Weight & cardio machines, drop-in fitness classes, teaching kitchen, 18-hole disc golf course, birthday & celebration parties, newly-renovated tennis courts, public use computers, spaces for rent. DROP-IN PRICES $3 (all ages)

MEADOWOOD RECREATION CENTER

800 Telluride Street • 303.739.6888

3054 S. Laredo Street • 303.326.8300

HOURS: Mon.-Thu., 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri., 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

HOURS: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m. to the conclusion of scheduled activities.

Amenities: Weight & cardio machines, child watch drop-in fitness classes, massage therapy, gymnasium, birthday & celebration parties, indoor pool, racquetball courts, public use computers, spaces for rent. DROP-IN PRICES $3 Youth (ages 2-17) $4 Young Adult (ages 18-26) $5 Adult (ages 27-61) $3.50 Seniors (ages 62 & older)

CENTRAL RECREATION CENTER

18150 E. Vassar Place • 720.859.4999 HOURS: Mon.-Thu., 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri., 5 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Amenities: Weight & cardio machines, drop-in fitness classes, indoor running track, teaching kitchen, spaces for rent, child watch, birthday & celebration parties, gymnasium, indoor pool with a wave pool, lazy river & waterslide. DROP-IN PRICES $4 Youth (ages 2-17) $5 Young Adult (ages 18-26) $5 Adult (ages 27-61) $4 Seniors (ages 62 & older)

Amenities: Fitness, gymnastics, preschool, spaces for rent & birthday & celebration parties. DROP-IN PRICES Based upon program or class.

MOORHEAD RECREATION CENTER

2390 Havana Street • 303.326.8315 HOURS: Mon.-Thu., 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri., 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Amenities: Weight & cardio machines, drop-in fitness classes, gymnasium, indoor pool & waterslide, teaching kitchen, public use computers, spaces for rent, birthday & celebration parties. DROP-IN PRICES $3 Youth (ages 2-17) $3.50 Young Adult (ages 18-26) $4 Adult (ages 27-61) $3.50 Seniors (ages 62 & older)

DROP-IN FITNESS All drop-in fitness calendars are found at AuroraGov.org/Fitness

CORPORATE WELLNESS PROGRAM

Discounted memberships available for up to 50% for participating businesses.

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aquatics | general information

Photo taken at Central Recreation Center.

CITY-WIDE PASSES Buy one pass & get unlimited drop-in use of six centers: ● Aurora Center for Active Adults (ACAA)

Beck Recreation Center

Central Recreation Center

Expo Recreation Center

Moorhead Recreation Center

Utah Indoor Pool

We’re making it easier than ever to get active using your Recreation Pass. Our new EZ Pay system allows you to pay automatically each month for your pass if you choose.

LIFEGUARD PREP Ages 14 & older

Class will work on the pre-requisites required to become a lifeguard & learning water skills.

SWIM TEAM PREP Ages 6-19

Class focuses on starts & turns & some stroke refinement to prepare you

( ) = Ratio of Instructor to Number of Students ●

Learn to swim in a progressive manner.

Skill levels may be repeated.

Don’t know which class to take? Call any pool for guidance or stop by for testing during public swim hours.

All lessons include water safety skills.

Proper swimwear required.

SWIM LESSON DESCRIPTIONS

Please see web page under swim lessons for more information on each. PARENT & TOT (1:15) ● Ages 6 months-3 years old ● One child per adult. Intro to fun & safe swimming. Pull-on swim diapers required if not potty trained. TADPOLE (1:4)

Age 3

GUPPY (1:6) ● Ages 3-5 support for 3 sec.

STARFISH (1:6) strokes & kicks.

Basic swim skills. Front &

STINGRAY (1:7) ● Ages 5-13 back crawl w/kick for 15 yds.

Rotary breathing. Combine ●

Front & back floats. Float

Breath control. Front &

DOLPHIN (1:7) ● Ages 5-13 ● Rotary breathing. Whip kick on back. Tread water. Intro to diving. SHARK (1:8) breaststroke.

Ages 6-13

ADVANCED (1:8) rotary kick.

of an adult 18 & older.

SEAHORSE (1:7) ● Ages 5-13 w/o support for 5 sec.

Diapers required for all

must be within arm’s length

Water adjustment. Float w/o

Ages 3-5

INTERMEDIATE (1:8) butterfly.

Children ages 6 & younger

For toddlers new to water.

MINNOW (1:6) ● Ages 3-5 back crawl arms.

for swim team.

children 3 years & younger.

Stroke refinement. Intro to

Ages 6-13

Ages 6-13

Endurance. Intro to

Endurance. Flip turns &

EXPERT (1:8) ● Ages 6-13 ● Stroke refinement. Swim 500 yds. Basic lifeguarding. ADULT & TEEN (1:8)

Ages 13 & older

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For all abilities.


aquatics | beck pool WEEKDAY LESSONS (M/W & T/TH)

HOURS BEGINNING NOV. 16

Session 1: Nov. 18-Dec. 19 (5 wks.) • No lessons Nov. 27, 28 Session 2: Jan. 6-Feb. 6 (5 wks.) • $58 ($46 Resident)

OPEN SWIM WITH SLIDE & DIVING BOARD

• $116 ($92 Resident) Semi-Private Lessons

SATURDAY LESSONS Session 1: Nov. 23-Dec. 21 (5 wks.) Session 2: Jan. 11-Feb. 8 (5 wks.) • $29 ($23 Resident) 30 min. lessons • $44 ($35 Resident) 45 min. lessons* • $58 ($46 Resident) Semi-Private Lessons

PARENT & TOT 1 2 T/TH, 10:15-10:45 a.m.

21819

21820

T/TH, 6-6:30 p.m.

21821

21822

Sat., 10:15-10:45 a.m.

22341

22342

Sat., 12:15-12:45 p.m.

22343

22344

T/TH, 6-6:30 p.m.

22345

22346

Sat., 10:15-10:45 a.m.

22347

22348

M/W, 4-4:30 p.m.

22349

22350

T/TH, 10:45-11:15 a.m.

22351

T/TH, 4-4:30 p.m.

22352

22353

T/TH, 5:30-6 p.m.

22354

22355

Sat., 9:45-10:15 a.m.

22357

22358

Sat., 10:45-11:15 a.m.

22359

22360

Sat., 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

22361

22362

Sat., 12:15-12:45 p.m.

22363

22364

T/TH, 4-4:30 p.m.

22366

22368

Sat., 11:15-11:45 a.m.

22370

22371

TADPOLE

GUPPY

Semi-Private (Max 3)

M/W 1:35-3:50 p.m. M/W 7:45-8:50 p.m. T/TH 1-3:50 p.m. Fri. 1:35-6:50 p.m. Sat. 1-5:50 p.m. Sun. noon-4:50 p.m. *Children 6 yrs. & younger must have a parent or guardian within arm’s reach directly supervising them. Wristbands are required for both to be worn. Swim diapers are required for children under 3 yrs. old.

LAP SWIM

M-TH 5:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. M-TH 7:45-8:50 p.m. Fri. 5:30 a.m.-6:50 p.m. Sat. 6-7:50 a.m. & 1-5:50 p.m. Sun. 8 a.m.-4:50 p.m. *During some Lap Swim times, lane availability may be limited. Check pool for availability.

HOT TUB – TEENS

Ages 13-17 M/W 1:35-3:50 p.m. M/W 7:45-8:50 p.m. T/TH 1-3:50 p.m. Fri. 1:35-6:50 p.m. Sat. 1-5:50 p.m. Sun. noon-3 p.m. *13-15 yrs. old must be supervised by an adult to use the hot tub. For the safety of our customers, no one under the age of 13 is allowed in the hot tub.

HOT TUB – ADULTS

MINNOW M/W, 4-4:30 p.m.

22372

22373

T/TH, 10:45-11:15 a.m.

22374

T/TH, 4-4:30 p.m.

22375

22376

T/TH, 6-6:30 p.m.

22377

22378

Sat., 9:45-10:15 a.m.

22379

22380

Sat., 10:45-11:15 a.m.

22381

22382

22383

22384

Semi-Private (Max 3) Sat., 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Ages 18 & older M-TH 5:30 a.m.-8:50 p.m. Fri. 5:30 a.m.-6:50 p.m. Sat. 6 a.m.-5:50 p.m. Sun. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. *Hot tub closes on Sun. at 3 p.m. for cleaning. For the safety of our customers, the hot tub may periodically be closed for cleaning.

ADMISSION FEES DAILY DROP-IN

STARFISH M/W, 4:30-5 p.m.

22385

22386

T/TH, 4:30-5 p.m.

22387

22388

T/TH, 5:30-6 p.m.

22389

22390

Sat., 10:15-10:45 a.m.

22391

22392

Sat., 10:45-11:15 a.m.

22393

22394

Senior (62+) $3.50 Adult $5.00 Young Adults $3.50 Youth (2-17) $3.00 For memberships & passes, visit AuroraGov.org/ BeckCenter.

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aquatics | beck pool CARA SWIM TEAM

Colorado Association

C.A.R.A.

Recreational Athletics

Ages 6-18

Join our swim team! Emphasis is on participation! Must be able to swim 25 yds. front crawl with rotary breathing. Please provide a valid email address in Perfect Mind. For more information, email Mallory Cook: mcook@auroragov. org 21379 Jan. 13-May 6 • M/W, 6:45-7:45 p.m. 22759 Jan. 14-May 7 • T/TH, 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Parent Meeting Wed., Jan. 8, 7 p.m. at Utah Pool. • Meet information will be provided at the parent meeting. • $100 ($80 Resident)

LIFEGUARD TRAINING

Ages 15 & older

Learn the skills necessary to respond to aquatic emergencies. Must be at least age 15 by the end of the course. You must attend all classes, swim 300 yds. continuously using front crawl & breaststroke, surface dive 10-12 ft. to retrieve a 10lb. object, return to the surface & swim 20 yards back to starting point. 21380 Dec. 26-29 • Thu.-Sun. • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • $95

AQUA FITNESS AT BECK POOL AQUA FITNESS

A challenging aerobic workout in the water! Pre & Post-natal participants welcome. No swimming required. M-F, 8-9 a.m. M/W, 5:35-6:35 p.m. M/W, 6:40-7:40 p.m. Sat., 7:50-8:50 a.m. Sun., 8:15-9:15 p.m.

ARTHRITIS CLASS

Ages 18 & older

Keep your joints heathy & your body in motion. Pool temperature set at 86°. M-F, 9:05-10:05 a.m. M/W/F, 12:30-1:30 p.m. T/TH, 7:35-8:35 p.m.

SEAHORSE 1 2

M/W, 4:30-5 p.m. T/TH, 4:30-5 p.m. T/TH, 6-6:30 p.m. Sat. 9:45-10:15 a.m. Sat., 10:45-11:15 a.m. Sat., 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Semi-Private (Max 3)

T/TH, 5-5:30 p.m. Sat., 10:15-10:45 a.m.

STINGRAY

M/W, 4:30-5 p.m. T/TH, 4:30-5 p.m. T/TH, 5-5:30 p.m. Sat., 9:45-10:15 a.m. Sat., 10:15-10:45 a.m. Sat., 11:15-11:45 a.m. Sat., 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Semi-Private (Max 3)

T/TH, 4:30-5 p.m. Sat., 10:45-11:15 a.m.

DOLPHIN

M/W, 5-5:30 pm. T/TH, 5-5:30 p.m. *Sat., 9-9:45 a.m. Sat., 11:15-11:45 a.m. Sat., 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Semi-Private (Max 3)

Sat., 9:15-9:45 a.m.

SHARK/INTERMEDIATE

M/W, 5-5:30 p.m. T/TH, 5-5:30 p.m. * Sat., 9-9:45 a.m. Sat., 11:15-11:45 a.m.

Semi-Private (Max 3)

Sat., 12:15-12:45 p.m.

ADVANCED/EXPERT

M/W, 5-5:30 p.m. T/TH, 5:30-6 p.m. *Sat., 9-9:45 a.m. Sat., 11:15-11:45 a.m.

22395 22397 22399 22402 22405 22408

22396 22398 22400 22404 22407 22409

22410 22413

22411 22414

22140 22142 22144 22146 22167 22170 22172

22141 22143 22145 22147 22169 22171 22173

22180 22174

22194 22175

22195 22199 22201 22203 22205

22198 22200 22202 22204 22206

22207

22208

22209 22212 22222 22225

22210 22213 22223 22226

22227

22228

22229 22232 22234 22244

22230 22233 22237 22245

ADULT & TEEN BEGINNER

T/TH, 5:30-6 p.m. *Sat., 8-8:45 a.m.

22765 22768

ADULT & TEEN INTERMEDIATE

*Sat., 8:45-9:30 a.m.

CARA SWIM TEAM PREP

Sat., 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

22766 22769

22772

22773

22774

22775

• When using our pool facilities, we ask that patrons do not enter the pool if they have had any signs of illness or diarrhea within the past 2 weeks. All children ages 4 & younger must wear a swim diaper & we encourage all to visit the restroom prior to enjoying the pool areas. For incidents or accidents, inform staff immediately. • Children ages 6 & younger will require a red wrist band & must be accompanied by an adult or guardian 18 years or older in the water, at all times, who will also wear a red wrist band.

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aquatics | central pool SATURDAY LESSONS

HOURS

Session 1: Nov. 23-Dec. 22 (5 wks.)

BEGINNING

Session 2: Jan. 11-Feb. 9 (5 wks.) • $29 ($23 Resident) 30 min. lessons

PARENT & TOT 1 2 Sat., 10-10:30 a.m.

21935

21939

NOV. 16 OPEN SWIM Lap pool is available for continuous lap swimming &

TADPOLE Sat., 10-10:30 a.m.

21938

21936

GUPPY

water walking only. M/TH, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Sat., 10-10:30 a.m.

21944

Sat. & Sun., noon-6:30 p.m.

21945

21947

Limited lap lanes available

21949

21950

21942

LAP SWIM

MINNOW Sat., 10-10:30 a.m.

STARFISH

*15 years & older M-TH., 5 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sat., 10:30-11 a.m.

Fri., 5 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-

SEAHORSE Sat., 10:30-11 a.m.

22044

22045

STINGRAY

6:30 p.m.

WATERWALKING M-TH, 5-10 a.m., 9-9:30 p.m.*

Sat., 10:30-11 a.m.

22047

22048

Sat., 8 a.m.-noon* Sun., 8 a.m.-noon*

DOLPHIN Sat., 10:30-11 a.m.

22049

22050

PADDLEBOARD FITNESS

*Lazy River Only

HOT TUB 15 & older only

• $25/5 classes Sat., 9-10 a.m.

22052

22056

Sun., 8-9 a.m.

22053

22057

For the safety of our customers, the hot tub may periodically be closed for cleaning.

LOGROLLING

M-TH, 5 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

• $25/5 classes Learn how to battle it out & roll your opponent off a log in the water. Level 2: Sun., 9:45-10:45 a.m.

23662

23664

22051

22055

Level 1: Sun., 10:45-11:45 a.m.

THERAPEUTIC SWIM LESSONS

Swim skills introduced & adapted for various levels of swimmers. Designed for participants with disabilities who are not ready for group lessons. Class ratios are one instructor to max 2 participants. Offered at Moorhead & Central.

PRIVATE ONE-ON-ONE SWIM LESSONS

Tailored to an individual’s needs, our private one-on-one lessons are a great way to improve swimming skills at any level & at any age. Lessons are scheduled at your convenience & are offered at all of our indoor pool locations (Beck, Central, Moorhead & Utah). Call 720.859.4986 for more information, lesson rates & to book your lessons today.

Fri., 5 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

ADMISSION FEES DAILY DROP-IN Youth & Seniors $4 Young Adults & Adults $5 For memberships & passes, visit AuroraGov.org/Central

KIDS AQUA FITNESS A challenging aerobic workout in the water. 7 years old & older. Must be able to tread water/swim 5 yards. Sat., 11 a.m.-noon Sun., 11 a.m.-noon

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aquatics | moorhead pool HOURS LEISURE POOL WATER WALKING

M-TH, 6-9 a.m. Fri., 6-10:30 a.m.

OPEN SWIM

M/W, 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. T/TH, 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.* Fri., 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sat., noon-4:30 p.m. Sun., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. *Limited space available

MAIN POOL LAP SWIM

M/W, 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. & 7:30-8:30 p.m. T/TH, 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m.* Fri., 6 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m.-noon* Sat., noon-4:30 p.m. Sun., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. *Limited lanes available

SLIDE

M-TH, 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Fri., 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sat., noon-4:30 p.m. Sun., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

ADMISSION FEES DAILY DROP-IN

WEEKDAY LESSONS (T/TH) Session 1: Nov. 19-Dec. 19 (5 wks.) Session 2: Jan. 6-Feb. 6 (5 wks.) • $58 ($46 Resident) 30 min. lessons • No lessons Nov. 28

SATURDAY LESSONS Session 1: Nov. 23-Dec. 22 (5 wks.) Session 2: Jan. 11-Feb. 9 (5 wks.) • $29 ($23 Resident) 30 min. lessons • $44 ($35 Resident) 45 min. lessons*

PARENT & TOT 1 2 T/TH, 6-6:30 p.m.

22707

22709

Sat., 10-10:30 a.m.

22667

22668

22710

22711

T/TH, 5-5:30 p.m.

22716

22713

T/TH, 5:30-6 p.m.

22717

22714

Sat., 10:30-11 a.m.

22669

22670

Sat., 11:30 a.m.-noon

22671

22673

T/TH, 5:30-6 p.m.

22719

22720

T/TH, 6-6:30 p.m.

22721

22722

Sat., 11:30 a.m.-noon

22674

22675

TADPOLE T/TH, 5-5:30 p.m.

GUPPY

MINNOW

Semi-Private (Max 3) *$58 ($46 Resident)

Youth 2-17 & Military I.D. $3 Young Adult 18-26/ Senior 62+ $3.50

Sat., 11-11:30 a.m.

Adult 27-61 $4

T/TH, 6:30-7 p.m.

22728

22733

Sat., 10-10:30 a.m.

22683

22684

• When using our pool facilities, we ask that patrons do not enter the pool if they have had any signs of illness or diarrhea within the past 2 weeks. All children ages 4 & younger must wear a swim diaper & we encourage all to visit the restroom prior to enjoying the pool areas. For incidents or accidents, inform staff immediately. • Children ages 6 & younger will require a red wrist band & must be accompanied by an adult or guardian 18 years or older in the water, at all times, who will also wear a red wrist band.

22677

22678

STARFISH 1 2

Semi-Private (Max 3) *$58 ($46 Resident) Sat., 11-11:30 a.m.

22679

22680

T/TH, 5-5:30 p.m.

22729

22734

T/TH, 6:30-7 p.m.

22735

22737

Sat., 10-10:30 a.m.

22685

22686

Sat., 11:30 a.m.-noon

22687

22688

SEAHORSE

PRIVATE ONE-ON-ONE SWIM LESSONS

Tailored to an individual’s needs, our private one-on-one lessons are a great way to improve swimming skills at any level & at any age. Lessons are scheduled at your convenience & are offered at all of our indoor pool locations (Beck, Central, Moorhead & Utah). Call 720.859.4986 for more information, lesson rates & to book your lessons today.

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aquatics | moorhead pool STINGRAY T/TH, 5:30-6 p.m.

22730

22738

Sat., 11-11:30 a.m.

22689

22690

Semi-Private (Max 3) *$58 ($46 Resident) Sat. 10:30-11 a.m.

22681

22682

T/TH, 6-6:30 p.m.

22731

22740

*Sat., 9:15-10 a.m.

22698

22699

Sat., 10:30-11 a.m.

22695

22696

22701

22702

DOLPHIN

SHARK/INTERMEDIATE *Sat., 9:15-10 a.m.

AQUA FITNESS

A challenging aerobic workout in the water! Pre & Post Natal participants welcome. No swimming required. ● T/TH, 8:30-9:30 a.m. ● T/TH, 6-7 p.m. ● Sat., 9:15-10:15 a.m.

CARA SWIM TEAM

ADULT & TEEN BEGINNER *Sat., 9:15-10 a.m.

AQUA FITNESS AT MOORHEAD POOL

22703

22704

THERAPEUTIC SWIM LESSONS

Swim skills introduced & adapted for various levels of swimmers. Designed for participants with disabilities who are not ready for group lessons. Class ratios are one instructor to max 2 participants. Offered at Moorhead & Central.

Ages 6-18

Join our swim team! Emphasis is on participation. Must be able to swim 25 yards front crawl with rotary breathing. Please provide a valid email address in Perfect Mind. For more information, email Mallory Cook: mcook@auroragov.org

22815 Jan. 13-May 6

• M/W, 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Parent meeting Wed., Jan. 8, 7 p.m. @ Utah Pool

aquatics | utah pool WEEKDAY LESSONS (M/W OR T/TH)

LIFEGUARD TRAINING

Session 1: Nov. 18-Dec.19 (5 wks.) • No lessons Nov. 27, 28 Session 2: Jan. 6-Feb. 6 (5 wks.) • $58 ($46 Resident) 30 min. lessons

Ages 15 & older

Learn the skills necessary to respond to aquatic

SATURDAY OR SUNDAY LESSONS

emergencies! Must attend all

Session 1: Nov. 23-Dec. 22 (5 wks.) Session 2: Jan. 11-Feb. 9 (5 wks.) • $29 ($23 Resident) 30 min. lessons • $44 ($35 Resident) 45 min. lessons* • $58 ($46 Resident) semi-private lessons

classes. Prerequisites: 300 yds. continuous swim using front crawl & breaststroke,

PARENT & TOT 1 2

M/W, 10-10:30 a.m. M/W, 6:30-7 p.m. Sat., 8:45-9:15 a.m. Sat., 10:15-10:45 a.m. Sat., 10:45-11:15 a.m. Sun., 9:45-10:15 a.m. Sun., 10:15-10:45 a.m.

TADPOLE

M/W, 9:30-10 a.m. M/W, 6-6:30 p.m. T/TH, 6-6:30 p.m. Sat., 8:45-9:15 a.m. Sat., 9:45-10:15 a.m. Sun., 10:45-11:15 a.m.

21719 21680 21702 21688 23474 21793 21721

21771 21795 21741 21665 23475 21687 21695

21761 21613 21724 21682 21718 21679

21698 21786 21672 21658 21650 21779

surface dive 10-12 ft. to retrieve a 10 lb. object, return to the surface & swim 20 yds. back to starting point, 2 minutes treading water with no hands. 21728 Mon.-Fri. • Dec. 30-Jan. 3 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • $95

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aquatics | utah pool HOURS BEGINNING NOV. 16

GUPPY 1 2 M/W, 10-10:30 a.m.

21662

21740

M/W, 5-5:30 p.m.

21619

21704

M/W, 6-6:30 p.m.

21769

21636

LEISURE POOL

M/W, 6:30-7 p.m.

21669

21760

OPEN SWIM M-TH., 10:30 a.m.-4:50 p.m. T/TH., 6:30-8:50 p.m. Fri ., 10:30 a.m.-6:50 p.m. Sat., noon-5:30 p.m. Sun., noon-4:30 p.m.

T/TH, 5:30-6 p.m.

21732

21734

T/TH, 6-6:30 p.m.

21686

21596

Sat., 8:15-8:45 a.m.

21699

21617

Sat., 8:45-9:15 a.m.

21725

21754

Sat., 9:45-10:15 a.m.

21777

21791

LAP SWIM M-F., 5:30-8:30 a.m. Sat., 6:30-8 a.m. Sun., 8-9:30 a.m.

Sat., 10:15-10:45 a.m.

21623

21717

Sun., 9:45-10:15 a.m.

21625

21712

Sun., 10:15-10:45 a.m.

21602

21644

Sun., 10:45-11:15 a.m.

21600

21759

MAIN POOL

MINNOW

OPEN SWIM M-TH., 1-3:50 p.m. Fri., 1-3:30 p.m. Sat., noon-5:30 p.m. Sun., noon-4:30 p.m.

M/W, 9:30-10 a.m.

21630

21768

M/W, 6-6:30 p.m.

21776

21739

M/W, 6:30-7 p.m.

21628

21694

T/TH, 5:30-6 p.m.

21593

21637

T/TH, 6-6:30 p.m.

21649

21660

Sat., 8:45-9:15 a.m.

21638

21697

Sat., 9:15-9:45 a.m.

21714

21750

Sat., 10:45-11:15 a.m.

21647

21631

Sun., 10:15-10:45 a.m.

21693

21722

Sun., 10:45-11:15 a.m.

21659

21753

21641

21620

M/W, 5:30-6 p.m.

21691

21614

T/TH, 5-5:30 p.m.

21661

21654

T/TH, 5:30-6 p.m.

21643

21622

Sat., 8:15-8:45 a.m.

21633

21767

Sat., 9:45-10:15 a.m.

21675

21762

Sat., 11:15-11:45 a.m.

21681

21707

Sun., 10:45-11:15 a.m.

21677

21770

Sat., 9:15-9:45 a.m.

21729

21603

Sun., 11:15-11:45 a.m.

21656

21588

M/W, 5-5:30 p.m.

21670

21632

M/W, 5:30-6 p.m.

21664

21676

M/W, 7-7:30 p.m.

21601

21775

T/TH, 5-5:30 p.m.

21752

21667

T/TH, 5:30-6 p.m.

21629

21692

Sat., 9:15-9:45 a.m.

21590

21743

Sat., 9:45-10:15 a.m.

21700

21671

Sat., 10:45-11:15 a.m.

21591

21758

Sun., 9:45-10:15 a.m.

21598

21610

Sun., 11:15-11:45 a.m.

21666

21765

(limited lanes at certain times)

LAP SWIM M-TH., 5:30-8:30 a.m. & 9:45 a.m.-3:50 p.m. M/W., 8-8:50 p.m. T/TH., 8:30-8:50 p.m. Fri., 5:30 a.m.-3:50 p.m. Sat., 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sun., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

(limited lanes at certain times)

ADMISSION FEES & PASSES DAILY DROP-IN Senior (62+) $3.50 Adult $5.50 Young Adults $4 Youth (2-17) $3.50 Military w/ID $3.50 Shower $3 • When using our pool facilities, we ask that patrons do not enter the pool if they have had any signs of illness or diarrhea within the past 2 weeks. All children ages 4 & younger must wear a swim diaper & we encourage all to visit the restroom prior to enjoying the pool areas. For incidents or accidents, inform staff immediately. • Children ages 6 & younger will require a red wrist band & must be accompanied by an adult or guardian 18 years or older in the water, at all times, who will also wear a red wrist band.

Semi-Private (Max 3) $58 Sat., 10:15-10:45 a.m.

STARFISH

Semi-Private (Max 3) $58

SEAHORSE

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aquatics | utah pool STINGRAY 1 2

M/W, 5-5:30 p.m. M/W, 5:30-6 p.m. M/W, 7-7:30 p.m. T/TH, 5-5:30 p.m. T/TH, 6-6:30 p.m. Sat., 8:45-9:15 a.m. Sat., 9:15-9:45 a.m. Sat., 10:15-10:45 a.m. Sun., 9:45-10:15 a.m. Sun., 11:15-11:45 a.m.

21745 21653 21684 21646 21723 21621 21599 21764 21751 21748

21655 21711 21652 21785 21731 21674 21737 21773 21736 21615

21783

21595

21594 21639 21606 21648 21713 21604 21710 21766 21782

21706 21763 21616 21605 21690 21747 21746 21794 21592

21703 21640 21755 21709 21787 21597

21790 21627 21612 21642 21756 21705

21635

21618

21716 21778 21609 21708 21589 21673

21788 21726 21781 21727 21608 21780

21757 21626

21701 21715

21749 21657

21663 21683

Semi-Private (Max 3) Sat., 10:45-11:15 a.m.

DOLPHIN

M/W, 5-5:30 p.m. M/W, 5:30-6 p.m. M/W, 7:30-8 p.m. T/TH, 5-5:30 p.m. Sat., 8:15-8:45 a.m. Sat., 9:45-10:15 a.m. Sat., 11:15-11:45 a.m. Sun., 11:15-11:45 a.m. * Sun., 11-11:45 a.m.

SHARK

M/W, 6:30-7 p.m. M/W, 7-7:30 p.m. Sat., 9:15-9:45 a.m. Sat., 10:45-11:15 a.m. * Sun., 9:30-10:15 a.m. * Sun., 10:15-11 a.m.

Semi-Private (Max 3) Sat., 8:15-8:45 a.m.

INTERMEDIATE

M/W, 7-7:30 p.m. M/W, 7:30-8 p.m. Sat., 10:15-10:45 a.m. Sat., 11:15-11:45 a.m. Sun., 10:15-10:45 a.m. * Sun., 11-11:45 a.m.

ADVANCED/EXPERT

M/W, 7:30-8 p.m. Sat., 11:15-11:45 a.m.

ADVANCED

*Sun., 9:30-10:15 a.m. *Sun., 10:15-11 a.m.

CARA SWIM TEAM

Join our swim team! Emphasis is on participation. Must be able to swim 25 yds. front crawl with rotary breathing. For more information, email Mallory Cook: mcook@auroragov.org Swimmers are only able to attend the practice time for which they register. 21689 T/TH, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 21607 T/TH, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 21738 T/TH, 7:30-8:30 p.m. • Jan. 14-May 7 • Parent Meeting Wed., Jan. 8, 7 p.m. at Utah Pool • $100 ($80 Resident)

AQUA FITNESS AT UTAH POOL AQUA FITNESS

A challenging aerobic workout in the water! Pre & Post Natal participants welcome. No swimming required. ● M/W/F, 7:30-8:30 a.m. ● M/W, 5:30-6:30 p.m. ● M/W, 7-8 p.m. ● T/TH, 6:30-7:30 a.m. ● T/TH, 5-6 p.m. ● T/TH, 6-7 p.m. ● Sat., 7-8 a.m. ● Sat., 10-11 a.m. ● Sun., 9-10 a.m.

DEEP WATER AEROBICS

Get fit with this challenging workout. Must know how to swim. ● M/W, 7:50-8:50 p.m.

GOLDEN HOUR

Let the magic of

EXPERT

* Sun., 9:30-10:15 a.m. * Sun., 11-11:45 a.m.

CARA SWIM TEAM PREP

M/W, 6-6:30 p.m. Sun., 10:15-11 a.m.

21733 21720

21742 21735

21678 21789

21611 21668

ADULT & TEEN BEGINNER

M/W, 7:30-8 p.m. * Sat., 8-8:45 a.m.

21730 21772

ADULT & TEEN INTERMEDIATE

Sat., 11:15-11:45 a.m.

21634

21645 21624 21696

the water cushion your joints. No swimming required. ●

M/W/F, 9:35-10:35 a.m.

T/TH, 8:15-9:15 a.m.

MORNING MASTERS

An invigorating workout at the crack of dawn. Limited lanes. ● M/W/F,

5:30-7 a.m.

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art | cultural services CLASSICAL STILL LIFE

Partially funded by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

ADULTS

Ages 14 & older

Supply lists for adult classes are available online at AuroraGov.org/Arts or by calling 303.344.1776

BOB ROSS OIL PAINTING

Complete an oil painting in this fun, paintalong class with Certified Ross Instructor Hope Blakely. $5 supply fee payable to instructor, bring a roll of paper towels. • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. • $83 ($66 Resident) 22506 Nov. 10 Steps to a Rose 22507 Dec. 1 Christmas Eve Snow 22517 Jan. 19 Winter Fishing Cabin 22518 Feb. 9 Lilacs • Sundays • Bicentennial Art Center 18080 Nov. 9 Winter Paradise 18081 Dec. 7 Christmas Eve Snow 22504 Jan. 18 In the Midst of Winter 22516 Feb. 8 Lilacs • Saturdays • Meadowood 22511 Nov. 7 Steps to a Rose 22512 Dec. 5 Christmas Eve Snow 22514 Jan. 16 Winter Fishing Cabin 22516 Feb. 6 Lilacs • Thursdays • Expo

DRAWING IN PENCIL, PASTEL PENCIL & CHARCOAL Explore the elements of drawing with pencil, pastel pencil, charcoal & more with artist Paul Birchak. A class for the beginner & intermediate artist. 22864 Jan. 7-Feb. 11 • Tue., 6-8 p.m. • $79 ($63 Resident) • Expo

WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Explore painting with watercolor media. Learn how to use various techniques for texture & how to go from light to dark. This class is suitable for beginner to intermediate artists. Supply list available. 22158 Jan. 7-Feb. 11 • Tue., 6-8 p.m. • $79 ($63 Resident) • ACAA

Professional artist Ali Ghassan takes you through the steps of learning to paint. Start with drawing, then paint in layers until the objects have form & detail. The goal of the course is to understand the painting process & come away with a realistic still life painting. Supply list available. 22526 Jan. 9-Feb. 13 • Thu., 1-4 p.m. • $95 ($76 Resident) • Bicentennial Art Center

POLYMER CLAY Ages 16 & older

Polymer clay is a colorful, synthetic modeling clay that doesn’t dry out when exposed to air, holds textures & shapes beautifully. It allows the use of paints, powders & patinas for virtually any finish. $20 supply fee due to instructor at first class. 22534 Jan. 8-Feb. 12 • Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m. • $81 ($65 Resident) • Central Library

FUNDAMENTALS OF SKETCHING FOR PAINTING

This 8-week course focuses on the most important things you need in painting, how to transfer your sketching experience to the canvas & the basic steps in painting your drawing. Divided into 2 parts, the first half of the class focuses on sketching & the 2nd half on painting. Instructor: Ali Ghassan. Beginners welcome. Supply list available. 22540 Jan. 8-Feb. 26 • Thu., 10 a.m.-noon • $106 ($85 Resident) • Expo

INTRODUCTION TO ZENTANGLE

Create your own Zentangle designs. This yoga for the brain increases focus & a sense of personal wellbeing. No artistic ability required. Taught by Zentangle Certified Instructor Cindy Winsel. Supplies provided. 22542 Jan. 13 22543 Jan. 27 22544 Feb. 3 22545 Feb. 10 • Mon., 6:30-8:30 p.m. • $52 ($40 Resident) • Central Library

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art | cultural services OIL PAINTING

Explore the unique tactile properties of oil painting. Learn basic oil painting techniques. Supply list available. 22530 Jan. 25-Feb. 29 • Sat., 10 a.m.-noon • $79 ($63 Resident) • Expo

DRAWING 101

YOUTH CLASSES Supplies are provided for youth classes

DRAW COMICS & ANIME STYLE Ages 11-16

Learn the basic building blocks of drawing, work on character design & creating dynamic poses with your characters.

Explore the elements of drawing with pencil, pastel pencil, charcoal & more. A class for the beginner & intermediate artist. Supply list available. 22275 Jan. 9-Feb. 13 • Thu., 6-8 p.m. • $79 ($63 Resident) • ACAA

21426 Jan. 9-Feb. 13

• Thu., 6:30-8:30 p.m. • $66 ($53 Resident) • Central Library

ADVANCED COMIC & ANIME STYLE DRAWING

ADULT @ ACAA

Ages 11-16

Ages 18 & older

Learn how to take your basic drawing skills

• $60 ($48 Resident) 62+ • $79 ($63 Resident) adults under 62 • Supply list available

& craft them into a comic book. This class

WATERCOLOR TUESDAYS

Learn the techniques of painting with water soluble paints. 22153 Jan. 7-Feb. 11 • 10 a.m.-noon 22157 Jan. 7-Feb. 11 • 1-3 p.m.

MIXED MEDIA

covers subjects such as storytelling, page layout, colors & inking. 22552 Jan. 7-Feb. 11

• Tue., 6:30-8:30 p.m. • $66 ($53 Resident) • Central Library

DRAWING Ages 7-10

Enjoy creative experimentation while trying new & varied techniques designed for mixed media. Students may work in their favorite media. 22160 Jan. 9-Feb. 13 • Thu., 1-3 p.m.

Explore art through drawing while learning

COLOR PENCIL

• $66 ($53 Resident)

about the principles & elements of art. 22553 Jan. 6-Feb. 24, no class Jan. 20 &

Feb. 17 • Mon., 6-8 p.m.

Learn proper color pencil techniques. Start by learning basic drawing techniques with color pencils & then continue by expanding into learning special effects & other methods. 22276 Jan. 10-Feb. 14 • Fri., 10 a.m.-noon

• Meadowood

DRAWING

painting techniques.

Learn the principles of perspective & shadow rendering. Experiment with charcoal, graphite pencil, pen & ink, or color pencils. 22277 Jan. 10-Feb. 14 • Fri., 1-3 p.m.

WATERCOLOR PAINTING FOR KIDS Ages 7-10

Have fun trying different watercolor 22554 Jan. 9-Feb. 27, no class Jan. 23 &

Feb. 20 • Thu., 6-8 p.m. • $66 ($53 Resident) • Meadowood

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camps | cooking BABYSITTING WORKSHOP Ages 11-16

Learn safety, infant & child care, basic first aid, emergency skills & fun activities. Receive a Red Cross Super Sitter card upon completion. Bring a drink & snack each day.

Class materials included in fee. 20909 Jan. 11 & 18 • Expo 20938 Feb. 1 & 8 • Beck • Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. • $61 ($49 Resident)

cooking | aurora cooks PARENT/TOT Ages 3-6 with parent

• $30 • Price includes one parent & one child. • Additional childcare not provided.

CUT-OUTS & COCOA

Spend an afternoon with your little one, baking, decorating & icing classic holiday cutout cookies while sipping a cup of candy cane hot cocoa. Bring a container to take your treats home. 22449 Dec. 7 • Sat., 9:30-11 a.m. • Central 22450 Dec. 8 • Sat., 9:30-11 a.m. • Expo

COUNTDOWN TO NEW YEAR’S

Help us countdown to New Year's Eve with these timely snacks! Menu: Tiny Confetti Tacos, Fruit Sparklers, Poppers with Confetti Snack Mix & Homemade Star Crackers with Pepperoni & Cheese. 22451 Dec. 28 • Sat., 10:30 a.m.-noon • Central

SNOWDAY

Fight the cold & the snowy blues with these fun winter recipes. Menu: Taco Soup with Tortilla Snow Flakes, Snowy Shaved Carrot Salad, Snowman Truffles & a Snowberry Steamer. 22460 Jan. 11 • Sat., 9-10:30 a.m. • Central

SUPER HERO SNACKS

Dress like your favorite superhero for some super snack making! Menu: Kryptonite Rice Krispies, Hulk Muffins, Spider Web Quesadilla & Wonder Woman Fruit Cup. 22452 Jan. 4 • Sat., 2-3:30 p.m. • Moorhead

TOY STORY

Menu: Woody’s Pizza Bagel, Rex's Tossed Salad, Buzz’s Fruit Bites & Little Bo Peep’s Cookies. 22461 Jan. 18

• Sat., 9:30-11 a.m. • Central • Instructor: Karon Sorensen

PRINCESS TEA PARTY

Dress like your favorite princess & join us for a tea party! Menu: Fruit Wands with Yogurt Dip, Royal Sandwiches & Sparkle Cookies. 22455 Dec. 28

• Sat., 9:30-11 a.m. • Expo 22453 Feb. 8

• Sat., 9:30-11 a.m. • Moorhead 22454 Feb. 16

• Sun., 9:30-11 a.m. • Central

VALENTINE’S DAY BRUNCH

Love your favorite tot with a Valentine's Day brunch. Menu: Egg in a Heart Toast, Heart Healthy Sausage Bites, Baked Berry Donut Holes & Yogurt Dipped Strawberries. 22456 Feb. 15

• Sat., 2-3:30 p.m. • Central • Instructor: Karon Sorensen

FROZEN

Menu: Elsa Waffles with Blueberry Snow, Melted Olaf with Carrot & Pretzel Sticks & Frozen Yogurt Bites. 22464 Feb. 22

• Sat., 9:30-11 a.m. • Expo 22465 Feb. 29

• Sat., 10-11:30 a.m. • Moorhead

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cooking | aurora cooks PARENT & FAMILY Ages 6-16 with parent

• $50 • Price includes one parent & one child. • Additional childcare not provided.

CANDY FACTORY

Menu: White Chocolate Chex Mix, Salted Caramel Snickerdoodle Fudge, Red Velvet Cake Truffles & Chocolate Covered Strawberry Christmas Trees. 22500 Dec. 7 • Sat., 3-5 p.m. • Moorhead 22498 Dec. 14 • Sat., 10 a.m.-noon • Central 22508 Dec. 21 • Sat., 9-11 a.m. • Expo

FANCY FONDUE

Dress up your weekend with a fancy fondue dinner. Menu: Cheese Fondue with Veggies, Crostini & Steak Dippers, Chorizo Fondue with Bell Peppers, Corn Bread, Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Asparagus, finished with a dessert of Peppermint Chocolate Fondue. 22565 Dec. 20 • Fri., 5:30-7:30 p.m. • Moorhead 22567 Dec. 28 • Sat., 3:30-5:30 p.m. • Central

HOMEMADE RAMEN

Learn to make restaurant-quality ramen at home. Menu: Caramelized Pork Ramen with Fresh Noodles, Soft boiled Eggs & Blistered Shishito Peppers with Garlic Aioli. 22515 Jan. 4 • Sat., 3:30-5:30 p.m. • Central

DONUT SHOP

Spend an afternoon mastering the art of donut frying, baking & glazing! Menu of Donuts: Red Velvet, Apple Cider, Maple Bacon, Pumpkin Cheesecake & Mocha Crunch. 22767 Jan. 25 • Sat., 9-11 a.m. • Moorhead 22531 Feb. 1 • Sat., 9-11 a.m. • Expo 22528 Feb. 8 • Sat., 9-11 a.m. • Central

LITTLE ITALY

Explore the famous cuisine of Italy with these comforting dishes. Menu: Homemade Caesar Salad, Baked Chicken Parmesan, Homemade Fettuccini with Red Sauce & Tiramisu. 22537 Jan. 31 • Fri., 6-8 p.m. • Moorhead 22562 Feb. 15 • Sat., 4-6 p.m. • Expo

KIDS Ages 6-9

• $25 unless noted

KIDS HOLIDAY COOKIES

Learn how to measure ingredients & become a great junior baker. Menu: Classic Holiday Cutouts with Icing, Rice Krispy Wreaths, Chocolate Kiss Cookies & Candy Cane Twists. 22569 Dec. 7 • Sat., 9-11 a.m. • Expo 22570 Dec. 14 • Sat., 9-11 a.m. • Moorhead 23476 Dec. 21 • Sat., 9-11 a.m. • Central

LUCKY FOODS AROUND THE WORLD

Celebrate foods and traditions from New Year's celebrations around the world. Menu: Crispy Golden Wontons, Longevity Sesame Soba Noodles, 12 grape Sparkling Punch, & a Danish Ring Tower for dessert. 22573 Dec. 22 • Sun., 9-11 a.m. • Central 22571 Dec. 27 • Fri., 9-11 a.m. • Expo

GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS

Kids love to make gifts for family & friends! Spend the morning making & wrapping some fun projects for gift-giving. Add afternoon class 22575: Santa's Sweet Shop for extra fun. Bring your lunch if attending both classes. Lunch is supervised. 22574 Dec. 15 • Sun., 10 a.m.-noon • Central • $30

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cooking | aurora cooks SANTA’S SWEET SHOP

Spend the afternoon making & decorating some holiday treats to enjoy or gift away! Menu: Christmas Parmesan Bites, Reindeer Munch, Hot Chocolate Stirring Sticks & Candy Cane Hot Cocoa. Add morning class 25796: Great Holiday Gifts for extra fun! Bring your lunch if attending both classes. Lunch is supervised. 22575 Dec. 15 • Sun., 12:30-2:30 p.m. • Central

EMPANADAS EVERYWAY

Learn to fill & bake your own empanadas from scratch! Menu: Creamy Chilean Chicken Empanadas, Corn & Carrot Empanadas & Apple Cinnamon Empanadas with Ice Cream for dessert. 22576 Jan. 18 • Sat., 2-4 p.m. • Expo

MAC ‘N CHEESE PLEASE

Learn to make mac 'n cheese from scratch then personalize your bowl with your favorite mix ins & toppings. Menu: Super Cheesy Mac, Baked Chicken Nuggets & Mini Banana Splits for dessert. 22579 Dec. 14 • Sat., 9-11 a.m. • Expo 22578 Feb. 22 • Sat., 2-4 p.m. • Moorhead

PIZZA PARLOR

Make pizza dough & marinara from scratch. Then use a variety of toppings including veggies, meats & cheeses to create a masterpiece personal pizza. Menu: Summer Salad, Homemade Personal Pizzas & Dessert Fruit Pizza. 22585 Jan. 4 • Sat., 3-5 p.m. • Expo 22582 Jan. 11 • Sat., 2-4 p.m. • Moorhead

VALENTINE’S DAY TREATS

Menu: Pizza Pocket Hearts, Strawberry Salad, Red Velvet Cake Pops & ChocolateBerry Shortbread Hearts. 22590 Feb. 1 • Sat., 2-4 p.m. • Central 22594 Feb. 8 • Sat., 1-3 p.m. • Expo

DADDY DAUGHTER VALENTINE’S DATE NIGHT

A special Valentine's dinner prepared by your little valentine! Kids prepare dinner & Dads return at 7:30 p.m. to dine. Vegetarian option available. Menu: Spicy Steak Alfredo, Rosemary Roasted Vegetables & Nutella Cheesecake with Strawberries for dessert. 22597 Feb. 14 • Fri., 5:30-8 p.m. • Moorhead • $30 22598 Feb. 15 • Sat., 5:30-8 p.m. • Central • $30

DINO BITES

Menu: Stegosaurus Tacos, Roasted Parmesan Broccoli Trees with Dill Dip, Cheddar Fossil Crisps & Dinosaur M&M Nests. 22609 Jan. 3 • Fri., 9-11 a.m. • Moorhead 22610 Feb. 29 • Sat., 9-11 a.m. • Expo

AFTER SCHOOL COOKING

Ages 6-10

Transform into a chef after school! Join us for an after school cooking class learning basic cooking techniques to make nutritious meals at home! • $5/class or register for the entire month 22600 Dec. 4-18 22602 Jan. 8-22 22605 Feb. 5-26 • Wed., 3:15-4:15 p.m. • Expo 22601 Dec. 4-18 22604 Jan. 8-22 22606 Feb. 5-26 • Wed., 4:15-5:15 p.m. • Moorhead

TEEN

Ages 10-14

• $30

TEEN HOLIDAY COOKIES

Impress your family with your baking skills by preparing mouthwatering baked goodies. Menu: Red Velvet Seven Layer Bars, Peppermint Mocha Cookies, Turtle Cookies & Christmas Pinwheels. 22627 Dec. 7 • Sat., 1-4 p.m. • Expo 22628 Dec. 22 • Sun., 1-4 p.m. • Central

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cooking | aurora cooks GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP

Bake, build & compete in this tasty gingerbread class. Teens will spend the class baking, building & decorating their own gingerbread house to put on display or share for a tasty treat! 22630 Dec. 14 • Sat., 1-4 p.m. • Moorhead

AROUND THE WORLD IN 7 DUMPLINGS

Learn about, fill, form & devour dumplings from across the continents. Menu: Spinach Potato Knish, Spicy Wontons, Chicken Momos, Empanadas, Sweet Potato Pierogies, Char Sui Bao Buns & Chocolate Dumplings. 22631 Dec. 28 • Sat., 3-6 p.m. • Moorhead

PARTY BITES

Menu: Pizza Bombs, Gyro Lettuce Cups, Air-Fryer Hot Wings with Homemade Dips, Apple Nachos & Buffalo Chicken Crunch Boats. 22632 Dec. 27 • Fri., 1-4 p.m. • Central

MACARONS

Tricks & techniques for making French Macarons. Menu: Pistachio, Peppermint Mocha, Snickerdoodle, Cranberry Orange, Pumpkin Spice & Hazelnut. 22633 Jan. 3 • Fri., 1-4 p.m. • Moorhead 22635 Jan. 25 • Sat., 2-5 p.m. • Expo 22634 Feb. 16 • Sun., 1-4 p.m. • Central

BE MINE

Treats for your favorite Valentine! Menu: Nutella Cream Puffs, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Chocolate Raspberry Swiss Rolls & Be Mine Berry Cookies. 22637 Feb. 8 • Sat., 1-4 p.m. • Central

ROCK’N & ROLL’N SUSHI

Menu: Spicy Edamame, Mango & Crab Spring Roll, Spicy Tuna Dragon Roll & Coconut Ice Cream & Mango Sorbet. 22638 Feb. 22 • Sat., 2-5 p.m. • Central

PIZZA, STROMBOLI & CALZONES

Make pizza dough & sauces from scratch & then learn the difference between pizza, calzones & Stromboli in this pizza enthusiast class. Menu: Buffalo Chicken Calzone, Personalized Pizza & BBQ Pork Stromboli. 22640 Jan. 11 • Sat., 2-5 p.m. • Expo 22691 Feb. 15 • Sat., 2-5 p.m. • Moorhead

ADULT 15 + Ages 15 & older

• $35 unless noted

CAST IRON COOKING

Learn to care for & make the most of your cast iron cookware this winter. Chef Jennifer will share tips & tricks on why she uses cast iron for everything from breakfast to dessert. Menu: Herb Spatchcocked (Butterflied) Chicken, roasted with Lemon, Onion, Thyme & Crostini; Crispy Parmesan Smashed Skillet Potatoes, Shaved Celery Root, Fennel & Torn Romaine Salad with a Creamy Lemon Dressing, finished with a decadent Apple Tarte Tatin & Homemade Ice Cream for dessert. 23481 Jan. 18 • Sat., 2-5 p.m. • Moorhead 22869 Feb. 1 • Sat., 3-6 p.m. • Moorhead • Instructor: Jennifer Osheroff

CHRISTMAS TEA

Enjoy a lovely class preparing & enjoying delightful treats. Menu: Crab Quiche, Smoked Salmon Pinwheel Sandwiches, Nutmeg Eggnog Scones, Sherry Trifle & Assorted Teas. 22665 Dec. 6 • Fri., 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Central • Instructor: Karon Sorensen

FRESH CHEESEMAKING AT HOME

The beginner's guide to making fresh cheese at home. Make Cream Cheese, Ricotta, Fresh Mozzarella & Burrata, then transform them into tasty dishes. Menu: Cream Cheese and Mushroom Bruschetta, Pesto Stuffed Buratta with Caramelized Winter Vegetables & Salted Chocolate Ricotta Mousse. 22837 Dec. 21 • Sat., 2-5 p.m. • Moorhead 23478 Feb. 1 • Sat., 1-4 p.m. • Expo

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cooking | aurora cooks CANDY MAKING

Join us in making impressive holiday candies to enjoy or give as gifts. Salted Caramel Almond Bars, Ferraro Rocher Truffles, Apple Cider Toffee, Snickerdoodle White Chocolate Cups & Peppermint Mocha Buckeyes. 22666 Dec. 7 • Sat., 1-4 p.m. • Central 22757 Dec. 14 • Sat., 1-4 p.m. • Expo 22727 Dec. 21 • Sat., 9 a.m.-noon • Moorhead

SWEET & SAVORY SOUFFLES

Learn to make this iconic dish & get creative with some new flavors. Menu: Vanilla Bean Soufflé with Chocolate Crème Anglaise, Stuffed Florentine Custard Tomato Soufflé, Asparagus Gruyere Soufflé & Pumpkin & Goat Cheese Soufflé Topped with Greens. 22758 Dec. 8 • Sun., 1-4 p.m. • Expo 23471 Dec. 21 • Sat., 1-4 p.m. • Central

HOLIDAY COOKIE WORKSHOP

COOKING FOR WEIGHT LOSS: 3 PART SERIES

Learn how to make your metabolism work for you with real food from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Cooking for Weight Loss classes focus on skills for eating well to maximize weight loss & improve health. Designed as a three-class series, to be taken in order. • Instructor: Kaylan Crowther • Sat., 9 a.m.-noon • Moorhead

COOKING FOR WEIGHTLOSS: METABOLISM & MEAL PLANNING

Learn why ‘diets’ do not work & how to plan meals that maximize your metabolism. Receive an individualized assessment of your metabolism. Menu: Fizzy Chicken with Vegetable Mélange & Quinoa. 22754 Jan. 4

COOKING FOR WEIGHT LOSS: SMART SNACKING & LABEL READING

Build on the foundation of understanding your metabolism to learn about balanced snacks & common mistakes made when snacking. Learn how to use Nutrition Facts labels. Menu: Beef Enchilada Salad & two balanced snacks.

Bake a variety of at least six different holiday cookies to take home. We'll make the classics & mix in some fun new flavors. Bring a container to take home your cookies. 22736 Dec. 14 • Sat., 2-5 p.m. • Central 22739 Dec. 21 • Sat., 1-4 p.m. • Expo

22823 Jan. 11

FRENCH MACARONS

22824 Jan. 18

Tricks & techniques for making French Macarons. Menu: Pistachio, Peppermint Mocha, Snickerdoodle, Cranberry Orange, Pumpkin Spice & Hazelnut. 22741 Dec. 28 • Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Moorhead 22743 Jan. 12 • Sun., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Central 22746 Feb. 29 • Sat., 1-4 p.m. • Expo

COOKING FOR WEIGHTLOSS: INCREASING QUALITY FOODS

Improving the quality of the foods you eat is key to losing weight & keeping it off. Understand the importance of microbiota gut health for weight loss & foods to improve it. Menu: Miso Salmon with Sautéed Snow Peas, Cucumber Salad & Rice Noodles.

INTRO TO SOURDOUGHS

Learn how to make, care for & bake with a sourdough starter. Menu: Sourdough Pancakes, Walnut, Apple & Honey Swirl Bread, Rosemary & Roasted Garlic Boules & Soft Sourdough Pretzels. 22747 Dec. 28 • Sat., 1-4 p.m. • Expo 22748 Feb. 29 • Sat., noon-3 p.m. • Central

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cooking | aurora cooks LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET

Lettuce take you beyond the roasting pan in this creative root vegetable focused class. Menu: Shaved Root Vegetable & Honey Whipped Feta Tart, Silky Turnip Soup with Apple Walnut Slaw, Sesame Roasted Sun chokes with Winter Greens & a MisoTurmeric Vinaigrette, Root Veggie Chips with Dill Dip & Sweet Potato Panna Cotta for dessert.

CORE TECHNIQUES: 3 PART SERIES CORE TECHNIQUES: KNIFE SKILLS Develop your knife skills in this intensive practice class. Learn basic skills including proper knife handling & knife cuts-dice,

22750 Jan. 4 • Sat., 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. • Central

slice, chop, chiffonade & julienne. Use the

22751 Feb. 1 • Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Moorhead

sauces & salads.

ASIAN MARKET TOUR & COOKING CLASS

• Sun., 9 a.m.-noon

cut vegetables to create simple soups,

22780 Jan. 5

Join our Chinese cooking instructor Ning Ning, on a tour of Pacific Ocean Marketplace. Where we will learn about many Asian foods & how to prepare them. After the tour, we will head to Expo Recreation Center to prepare a tasty Chinese feast.

• Central 22779 Jan. 11

• Sat., 9 a.m.-noon • Expo

CORE TECHNIQUES: GET SAUCY

22752 Jan. 4 • Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. • Expo • Instructor: Ning Ning Ledvina • $40

An overview of classic stocks & sauces.

SOUS VIDE COOKING

& Hollandaise, Vegetable Noodles with

Learn the basics & unique uses for your Sous Vide system at home. Menu: Winter Citrus, Avocado & Shrimp Salad, Rosemary Pork Chops with Spiced Apple Chutney, Crispy Sweet Potato Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette & Salted Butterscotch Crème Brûlée for dessert. 22760 Jan. 9 • Thu., 6-9 p.m. • Central

Menu: French Onion Soup, Aged Gouda Bacon & Roasted Tomato Mac & Cheese, Poached Eggs with Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce & Tropical Fruit with Caramel Sauce. 22822 Jan. 18

• Sat., 9 a.m.-noon • Expo

CORE TECHNIQUES: COOKING

CHINESE NEW YEAR'S FEAST

TECHNIQUES

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with this delicious meal. Menu: Chinese Pork dumplings with Napa Cabbage, Korean Bulgogi, Thai Green Curry with Bamboo shoots & Thai Eggplant & Shrimp Tempura, Mango & Avocado Sushi.

Learn the techniques professionals use to

22761 Jan. 11 • Sat., 1:30-4:30 p.m. • Central • Instructor: Ning Ning Ledvina

22828 Jan. 25

bring food to its fullest potential. Practice searing, roasting, braising, sautéing, poaching & deglazing.

• Sat., 9 a.m.-noon • Expo

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cooking | aurora cooks GNOCCHI WORKSHOP Learn the tricks to keeping these delicious potato dumplings light & pillowy in our gnocchi workshop as we explore traditional & non-traditional styles. Menu: Potato Gnocchi with Spicy Vodka Cream Sauce, Pesto Ricotta Gnocchi, Crispy Gnocchi Parisienne & Carrot Gnocchi with Cinnamon Butter for dessert. 22826 Jan. 19

• Sun., 9 a.m.-noon • Central 22827 Feb. 8

• Sat., 1-4 p.m. • Moorhead

99 PROBLEMS BUT A CARB AIN’T ONE Skip the sugar & get some tips on how to create weeknight meals that focus on whole foods & are filled with protein, good fats & green vegetables. Menu: Beef & Bok Choy Stir-fry, Spicy Lasagna Rollups, Cajun Crispy Chicken Salad & Curry Noodle Soup. 22829 Jan. 25

• Sat., 1-4 p.m. • Moorhead

AREPAS Join us in a feast of Arepas & Salsas! Menu of Arepas: Ancho Shredded Pork & Mango, Chicken & Avocado, Black Bean & Corn, & Mushroom & Cotija. Served with Tomatillo Salsa & Pico de Gallo. 22870 Jan. 25

• Sat., 5-8 p.m. • Central 22831 Feb. 22

• Sat., 9 a.m.-noon • Moorhead

VALENTINE TEA Prepare & enjoy this lovely tea. Menu: Smoked Salmon Croissants, Ham & Avocado Sandwiches, Raspberry Cream Scones, Mini Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake Trifles & Assorted Teas. 22832 Feb. 7

• Fri., 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. • Central • Instructor: Karon Sorensen

COOKING FOR DIABETES: 3 PART SERIES Learn from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist how to get your blood sugars under control while still enjoying real food. Cooking for Diabetes classes emphasize techniques to help you prevent complications from diabetes by controlling blood sugars by eating well. Designed as a three-class series, to be taken in order. • Sat., 9 a.m.-noon • Central • Instructor: Kaylan Crowther

GOALS OF DIABETES CARE & CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING

Understand the goals of diabetes care to improve health. Use carbohydrate counting to create balanced meals. Receive an individualized assessment of your 24 hour blood sugar history. Menu: Peppersteak Diana with Beet Salad and Roasted Brussels Sprouts. 22833 Feb. 1

COOKING FOR DIABETES: SNACKING & LABEL READING

Create balanced snacks using carbohydrate counting. Learn how to avoid common mistakes people make when snacking. Become a more informed food consumer by learning how to use Nutrition Facts labels. Menu: Chicken Hash & two balanced snacks. 22871 Feb. 15

COOKING FOR DIABETES: BEYOND THE BASICS

Improving quality of the foods you eat to go beyond avoiding complications from Diabetes and really maximize wellness. Understand the importance of microbiota gut health for Diabetes and foods to improve it. Menu: Tandoori Turkey, Palak Paneer, Cucumber Raita and Rice. 22834 Feb. 22

TAMALES

From savory to sweet, tamales are a delight! Learn traditional rolling methods with a variety of fillings. Menu: Chipotle Pulled Chicken & Vegetarian Green Chile Tamales, Salsa Roja & Jicama Slaw with Dessert Tamales topped with Dulce de Leche Ice Cream. 22835 Feb. 15 • Sat., 9 a.m.-noon • Moorhead 22872 Feb. 29 • Sat., 2-5 p.m. • Moorhead 23479 Jan. 18 • Sat., 1-4 p.m. • Central

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cooking | aurora cooks EAT THE RAINBOW: BUDDHA BOWLS FOR EVERY TASTE

Packed with vegetables, grains & protein, Buddha Bowls taste great & are good for you. Menu: Greek Goddess Buddha Bowl, Peanut Spring Roll Bowl, Cuban Chicken Buddha Bowl, Bacon Greens & Crispy Beans Bowl topped with a Poached Egg & Chipotle Hollandaise, finished with Spiralizer Carrot Cake Bowl for dessert. 22836 Feb. 22 • Sat., 1-4 p.m. • Expo

ADULT 21+ Ages 21 & older

• $40 • Each class will be paired with two glasses of wine, two beers, or cocktails depending on menu. • ID will be checked prior to class participation.

HOLIDAY APPETIZERS & BOURBON COCKTAILS

Celebrate the holiday season, creating festive appetizers & tasting our twists on two classic Bourbon cocktails. Menu: Sorrel & Potato Knish (Savory European Filled Pastry), Baked Goat Cheese with Dates & Savory Rosemary Shortbread, Spicy Lamb Meatball Lettuce Cups with Boondi (Crispy Tempura Chick Pea) & Tzatziki, Warm Popovers with Brandied Apricot Butter & Persimmon Chutney, Crispy Brussels with Pomegranates & Pistachios. Paired with a Maple-Butternut Old Fashioned & a New York Sour. 22838 Dec. 6 • Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Central 22840 Dec. 13 • Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Expo

CRAZY PHO YOU

Learn to master restaurant quality Pho at home. Menu: Pho Bac, Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, Sticky Rice Dumplings with dipping sauce & Vietnamese Coffee Sundae with Sesame Cashew Brittle. 22843 Dec. 6 • Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Expo 22845 Jan. 10 • Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Central

KEEP CALM & CURRY ON

Sweet Green, Red & Massaman curries will be the stars of this authentic Thai class. Join us in savoring the differences between all three, making them from start to finish & using them as the base to a delicious meal. Menu: Thai Corn Fritters, Spring Rolls, Beef Salad, Sweet Green, Red & Massaman Curries & Mango Sticky Rice for dessert. 22876 Dec. 13 • Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Central 22842 Feb. 7 • Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Central

POZOLE, MARGARITAS & CHURROS

Learn tips & techniques to make green & red pozole as this class takes us to the streets of Mexico for a winter warmup. Menu: Guerrero Green Pozole, Jalisco Style Red Pozole, Chorizo Tostadas with Homemade Tortillas finished with Cinnamon Sugar Churros. 22875 Jan. 10 • Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Expo 23675 Feb. 8 • Sat., 5-8 p.m. • Expo

FILLED PASTA & VINO

Become a filled pasta artisan! Practice making different types of filled pastas then mix & match them with different fillings & sauces. Pasta Shapes: Mezzaluna, Ravioli & Tortellini. Menu: Apple Chicken Sausage Ravioli with Bacon-Butternut Squash Sauce, Three Cheese Mezzaluna with Tomato Vodka Cream, & Chipotle-Pumpkin Tortellini with Sherry Brown Butter & Pepitas. 22847 Dec. 20 • Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Expo 22848 Jan. 24 • Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Expo

ARGENTINIAN WINE DINNER

Join us in preparing a five course wine dinner straight from the streets of Argentina. Menu: Provoleta, Corn & Chorizo Empanadas, Roja Roasted Vegetables, Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri & Alfajores (Dulce De Leche Filled Cookies). 22849 Dec. 20 • Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Central 22850 Feb. 21 • Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Central

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cooking | aurora cooks AROUND THE CUBAN TABLE Join us in exploring the cuisine of Cuba with a night of cooking & mojitos. Menu: Tostones (Crispy Plantains) with Avocado & Mango Salad, Ropa Vieja, Yuca Con Mojo (Garlic Sauce), Arroz Congi (Black Beans & Rice), Guava & Cream Cheese Pastries. 22851 Jan. 17

• Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Central 22852 Jan. 31

• Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Expo

SUSHI & SAKE Menu: Spicy Edamame, Miso Soup, Tempura Shrimp & Spicy Tuna Dragon Roll, Clementine, Avocado & Coconut Salmon Roll, finished with Coconut Ice Cream & Mango Sorbet.

PARISIAN BISTRO DINNER

Be wowed by the ease of preparing this elaborate French inspired meal for a romantic evening out. Menu: Brie en Croute, a Classic French Salad, Coq au Vin over Homemade Pappardelle & Chocolate Pot de Crème. 22859 Jan. 23

• Thu., 6-9 p.m. • Central • Instructor: Jennifer Osheroff 22858 Feb. 28

• Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Expo • Instructor: Jennifer Osheroff

BAO CHICKA BAO BAO

Learn to make fresh & airy Chinese steam buns with a variety of fillings. Menu: Char Sui Pork Buns, Chicken & Shitake Steam Buns, Chinese Custard Steam Buns & Chinese Noodle Soup with Pork & Shrimp Wontons. 22860 Feb. 6

22853 Jan. 17

• Thu., 6-9 p.m. • Central

• Fri., 6-9 p.m.

22861 Feb. 29

• Expo 22854 Jan. 24

• Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Central

GERMAN BEER HAUS Enjoy German & Belgian beers as we explore Germany's rich culinary heritage. Menu: Brat Bites with Apple Kraut, Homemade Pretzels with Horseradish Cream Cheese & Spicy Honey Mustard, Schweinshaxe (Braised Pork Shank) with

• Sat., 5-8 p.m. • Central

LIVIN’ LIFE ON THE VEG

Add a few new dishes & a little flare to your plant-based diet with the creative recipes in this class. Menu: Schezwan & Masala Dosas with Coconut Chutney, Caramelized Carrot Soup Shooters & Shredded Jack Fruit Bao Buns. 22862 Feb. 7

• Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Expo

VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER FOR TWO

22856 Jan. 31

Enjoy preparing a romantic dinner with your valentine. Menu: Maple Goat Cheese Fondue, Pan Seared Duck Breast, Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad, Wild Mushroom Risotto & Chocolate Almond Soufflé with Caramel Ice Cream.

• Fri., 6-9 p.m.

22863 Feb. 14

• Central

• Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Central

Parsnip Puree, Crunchy Red Cabbage Slaw, & Crispy Shallots, finished with Käsekuchen (German Cheesecake) for dessert.

22857 Feb. 21

• Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Expo

22865 Feb. 14

• Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Expo

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crafts | unleash your creativity All craft classes are held at Aurora Center for Active Adults unless otherwise noted.

ART OF WRITING Explore writing strategies & sharpen your creative writing skills.

BEADED ORNAMENT

Create a gorgeous holiday ornament to adorn your very own tree, or delight a friend or family member with this handmade treasure. Supply cost included in fee. 20961 Dec. 2-16 • Mon., 1-4 p.m. • $49 ($39 Resident)

20942 Feb. 6-27

• Thu., 1-3 p.m. • $38 ($30 Resident)

CROCHET & KNITTING Try your hand at learning to crochet or knit - anyone can learn! Class covers basic & more advanced skills, pattern reading & finishing. Bring a skein of light colored worsted weight yarn. Crochet Patrons: bring an H-8 aluminum hook. Knit Patrons: bring 10” size #8 needles. 20943 Jan. 6-27* 20947 Feb. 3-24*

• Mon., 9:30-11:30 a.m. • ACAA • $34 ($27 Resident) *Price reflects 3 session schedule • Instructor: Heather Jones 20950 Jan 7-28* 20952 Feb. 4-25*

• Tue., 6-8 p.m. • ACAA • Instructor: Susan Franceski • $45 ($36 Resident) *Price reflects 4 session schedule

JEWELRY I*

Join our in-house jewelry artist & create lovely pieces for yourself or as a gift! *Supply list provided with registration. 20962 Jan. 6-27 (No class on Jan. 20) • Mon., 1-3 p.m. • $38 ($30 Resident)

JEWELRY II*

Join our in-house jewelry artist & create lovely pieces for yourself or as a gift! *Supply list provided with registration. 20966 Feb. 3-24 (No class on Feb. 17) • Mon., 1-3 p.m. • $38 ($30 Resident)

QUILTING

Expose yourself to an art that lasts a lifetime & craft beautiful pieces. Learn & develop your quilting skills as you work on a different block & technique each month. You will soon have a quilt ready to finish! All quilting levels welcome. Join the class at any month. Supply list provided with registration.

MONDAY QUILT BLOCK

20958 Jan. 16-Feb. 20*

20967 Dec. 2

• Thu., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

20969 Jan. 6

• Meadowood

20970 Feb. 3 • Mon., 9 a.m.-noon • $15 ($12 Resident)

• Instructor: Heather Jones • $69 ($55 Resident) *Price reflects 6 session schedule

SATURDAY QUILT BLOCK

JAPANESE BUNKA

20988 Dec. 14

This needlework art form is completed with a punch needle & a unique thread from Japan. Kit must be ordered prior to class. This class is a student-led workshop. For more information, call 303.739.7961 20959 Jan. 7-28 20960 Feb. 4-25

• Tue., 10 a.m.-noon • $10 ($8 Resident)

20989 Jan. 4 20990 Feb. 1 • Sat., 9 a.m.-noon • $15 ($12 Resident)

SATURDAY FULL-DAY QUILT CLASS

Join the fun making a simple project in this all day class. 20991 Feb. 8 • Sat., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. • $35 ($28 Resident)

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crafts | unleash your creativity BASIC SEWING* Instruction will include basic sewing skills, sewing machine & tool basics, & sewing seams, while constructing simple sewing projects. *Supply List must be purchased prior to class start. 20992 Jan. 9-23

• Thu., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • $58 ($46 Resident)

HOLIDAY FLORAL ARRANGEMENT*

Join Barbara Hunt, former owner of House of Flowers Floral Shop as she guides this class in creating a beautiful fresh floral arrangement to brighten up your holiday table. Keep for yourself or give as a gift! *Please bring garden clippers or kitchen shears to class. All additional materials included in class fee. 20993 Dec. 13 • Fri., 10-11 a.m. • $44 ($35 Resident)

dance | cultural services ADULT BEGINNING BALLET Introduction of ballet positions & steps

ADULT DANCE Ages 18 & older

ADULT BEGINNING TAP

Introduction of beginner, basic tap steps & rhythms including a warm up, center work & across the floor. No class March 17. 22887 Jan. 7-Feb. 11 22888 Feb. 18-March 24* • Tue., 6:30-7:30 p.m. • $68 ($54 Resident) • $58 ($46 Resident)* • Meadow Hills

ADULT INTERMEDIATE TAP

Continue your tap education. At least 4-5 sessions of Adult Beginning Tap or prior tap experience is pre-requisite for registering for this class & registration is done only through the Dance Office. No class March 19. 22889 Jan. 9-Feb. 13 22890 Feb. 20-March 26* • Thu., 7:15-8:15 p.m. • $68 ($54 Resident) • $58 ($46 Resident)* • Meadowood

ADULT BEGINNING BELLYDANCE

Develop core strength through the beautiful, ancient art of belly dance. Learn the basics in a fun & supportive atmosphere. No class March 17. 22891 Jan. 7-Feb. 11 22892 Feb. 18-March 24* • Tue., 7:30-8:30 p.m. • $68 ($54 Resident) • $58 ($46 Resident)* • Meadow Hills

including barre work, combinations in the center & across the floor. Emphasis will also be placed on stretching & strengthening throughout the session. No class Feb. 14 & March 20. 22893 Jan. 10-Feb. 7 22894 Feb. 21-March 27

• Fri., 6:15-7:15 p.m. • $58 ($46 Resident) • Meadow Hills

ADULT INTERMEDIATE BALLET A continuation of your ballet education. No class March 18. 22895 Jan. 8-Feb. 12 22896 Feb. 19-March 25*

• Wed., 6:15-7:15 p.m. • $68 ($54 Resident) • $58 ($46 Resident)* • Meadowood

ADULT CONTEMPORARY Contemporary dance is a more relaxed, grounded, free style of dance in which choreographers use emotions & moods to design their own steps. No class March 18. 22897 Jan. 8-Feb. 12 22898 Feb. 19-March 25*

• Wed., 7:15-8:15 p.m. • $68 ($54 Resident) • $58 ($46 Resident)* • Meadowood

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dance | cultural services ADULT BURLESQUE/BROADWAY DANCE

Get a great workout while having a blast. Work on various styles of jazz & musical theater technique to Broadway tunes past & present. No class Feb. 14 or March 20. 22899 Jan. 10-Feb. 7 22900 Feb. 21-March 27 • Fri., 7:15-8:15 p.m. • $58 ($46 Resident) • Meadow Hills

ADULT HIP HOP

Explore hip hop choreography & improve your style on the dance floor! No class March 17. 22901 Jan. 7-Feb. 11 22902 Feb. 18-March 24* • Tue., 6:45-7:45 p.m. • $68 ($54 Resident) • $58 ($46 Resident)* • Beck

BALLROOM

Catch the ballroom craze! Includes preparation for weddings & special events. Prices are per couple. Couples only. No class Jan. 20 or Feb. 17. 22904 Foxtrot Jan.6-13 22905 Swing Jan. 27-Feb. 3 22907 Tango Feb. 10 & Feb. 24 22908 Waltz March 2-9 22909 Sample Them All Jan. 6-March 9* • Mon., 7:30-9 p.m. • $44 ($34 Resident) • $125 ($105 Resident)* • Expo

LATIN BALLROOM

Bring out your Latin spicy side with this fun ballroom series that will get your hips moving & put some pep in your step. Prices are per couple. Couples only. 22910 Cha Cha Jan. 9-30 22911 Samba Feb. 6-27 22912 Sample Them Both Jan. 9-Feb. 27 • Thu., 7:30-8:30 p.m. • $44 ($34 Resident) • $86 ($66 Resident)* • Expo

KIDS DANCE

Please also see more Dance offerings in our 5-Month Continuous Dance Program on our website at AuroraGov.org/Dance

BALLET

Learn the fundamentals of ballet technique. Ballet focuses on alignment, stretching, strengthening muscles, proper technique & form. Students will explore ballet, musicality with dance rhythms & musical instruments, spatial awareness & develop motor skills while having lots of fun! Classes are different levels & ages. No class Jan. 20 or Feb. 17. No classes the week of March 15-21 due to spring break.

TIPPY TOES

Age 3

23516 Jan. 7-Feb. 11, Tue., 10-10:45 a.m. 22926 Feb. 18-March 25, Tue., 10-10:45 a.m.* 22927 Jan. 11-Feb. 15, Sat., 9-9:45 a.m. 22928 Feb. 22-March 28, Sat., 9-9:45 a.m.* • $60 ($48 Resident) • $51 ($41 Resident)* • Meadowood

CREATIVE DANCE

Ages 3-4

Skills are geared toward preschoolers. 22935 Jan. 6-Feb. 10, Mon., 3:45-4:30 p.m. 22937 Feb. 24-March 30, Mon., 3:45-4:30 p.m. • Central Recreation Center 22939 Jan. 9-Feb. 13, Thu., 10-10:45 a.m.* 22940 Feb. 20-March 26, Thu., 10-10:45 a.m. • Meadowood • $60 ($48 Resident)* • $51 ($41 Resident)

KINDERDANCE

Ages 4-6

22941 Jan. 6-Feb. 10, Mon., 4:30-5:15 p.m. 22943 Feb. 24-March 30, Mon., 4:30-5:15 p.m. • Central Recreation Center 22944 Jan. 11-Feb. 15, Sat., 9:45-10:30 a.m.* 22945 Feb. 22-March 28, Sat., 9:45-10:30 a.m. • Meadowood • $60 ($48 Resident)* • $51 ($41 Resident)

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dance | cultural services BEGINNING BALLET Ages 7-11

22946 Jan. 6-Feb. 10, Mon., 5:15-6:15 p.m. 22947 Feb. 24-March 30, Mon., 5:15-6:15 p.m.

• Central Recreation Center 22948 Jan. 11-Feb. 15, Sat., 11:15 a.m.-

12:15 p.m.* 22949 Feb. 22-March 28, Sat., 11:15 a.m.-

12:15 p.m. • Meadowood • $68 ($54 Resident)* • $58 ($46 Resident)

HIP HOP

Explore current hip hop choreography with a wide range of styles including warm-up, across the floor, dance combinations, stalls, breaking & locking & popping. Classes are different ages & levels. No classes the week of March 15-21 due to spring break.

INTRO TO HIP HOP

Ages 4-6

22950 Jan. 11-Feb. 15, Sat., 10:45-11:30 a.m. 22951 Feb. 22-March 28, Sat., 10:45-

11:30 a.m.* • $60 ($48 Resident) • $51 ($41 Resident)* • Village Green

BEGINNING HIP HOP

Ages 7-11

22953 Jan. 7-Feb. 11, Tue., 4:45-5:45 p.m. 22954 Feb. 18-March 24, Tue., 4:45-5:45 p.m.* • Beck 22955 Jan. 11-Feb. 15, Sat., 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. 22956 Feb. 22-March 28, Sat., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.* • Village Green • $68 ($54 Resident) • $58 ($46 Resident)*

TEEN HIP HOP

Ages 12-16

22957 Jan. 7-Feb. 11, Tue., 5:45-6:45 p.m. 22958 Feb. 18-March 24, Tue., 5:45-6:45 p.m.* • $68 ($54 Resident) • $58 ($46 Resident)* • Beck

LI’L KIDS TAP

Ages 6-10

Improve coordination & rhythm while getting a fun introduction of basic tap steps including a warm-up, center work & across the floor. No class Jan. 20, Feb. 17 or March 16. 22959 Jan. 6-Feb. 10, Mon., 6:45-7:45 p.m. 22960 Feb. 24-March 30, Mon., 6:45-7:45 p.m. • $58 ($46 Resident) • Meadowood

dogs | howling good time DOGS BEGINNING DOG TRAINING

Dogs 5-months & older

Learn how to understand your dog & communicate with them. Teach the six basic commands (sit, down, come, stand, stay & loose leash walking), good manners

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

& work on behavioral problems. Do not

For puppies 9-weeks to 5-months-old

bring to first class. Bring proof of shots

Start shaping your puppy for a lifetime

(DHLPP and Rabies) to first class.

of good manners. This class emphasizes

21823 Jan. 12-Feb. 9

socialization & training basic skills. Do

• Sun., 8:30-9:30 a.m.

not bring dog to first class. No chain or

• Expo

retractable leashes. Bring proof of shots

• Instructor: Ethan Bonen

(DHLPP and Rabies) to first class.

21421 Jan. 13-Feb. 10

21824 Jan. 12-Feb. 9

• Mon., 6-7 p.m.

• Sun., 9:45-10:45 a.m.

• Beck

• $111 ($89 Resident)

• Instructor: Dirza Dittberner

• Expo

• $111 ($89 Resident)

• Instructor: Ethan Bonen

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excursions | and travel DAY TRIPPER SOCIAL

SAVE THE DATE! Pick up the Spring Day Tripper newsletter with detailed information about day trips & extended travel for Spring 2020. The Day Tripper Social gives you the opportunity to meet with friends & make plans over coffee & refreshments. • Fri., Jan. 10, 2020 • 9-11 a.m.

DAY TRIPS

(*) These trips have a registration deadline & are subject to a special cancellation policy. Please call 303.739.7950 for more information. All day trips require moderate walking & a few stairs. The day trips marked with a have a lot of walking & several stairs. Note the day trips marked with the new indicate trips at high altitude over 8,000’. Please notify when registering for any special needs for accessibility; i.e. Handicapped seating or dietary allergies.

GAYLORD ROCKIES RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER

21981 Dec. 13 • Fri., 10:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. • Leaves from ACAA 21982 Jan. 17 • Fri., 10:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. • Leaves from Central Recreation Center 21983 Feb. 21 • Fri., 10:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. • Leaves from ACAA • $25 ($20 Resident)

CHRISTMAS IN GEORGETOWN

21984 Dec. 14 • Sat., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • $49 ($39 Resident)

“THE NUTCRACKER” @ THE PACE THEATER* 22163 Dec. 15 • Sun., 1-5 p.m. • $65 ($52 Resident) • Last day to register/cancel: Nov. 13

DINNER & LIGHTS WITH DHT

ZOO LIGHTS*

21965 Dec. 2 • Mon., 5:30-8:30 p.m. • $36 ($29 Resident) • Last day to register/cancel: Nov. 1

FESTIVAL OF WREATHS

21967 Dec. 3 • Tue., 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m. • $34 ($27 Resident)

HAMMOND’S CANDIES & CRACKER BARREL

21971 Dec. 4 • Wed., 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m. • $25 ($20 Resident)

“HOLIDAY INN” @ THE CANDLELIGHT DINNER THEATER* 21976 Dec. 7 • Sat., 10:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m. • $93 ($74 Resident) • Last day to register/cancel: Nov. 1

AURORA SINGERS*

21979 Dec. 8 • Sun., 1:15-6:15 p.m. • $31 ($25 Resident) • Last day to register/cancel: Nov. 14

BLOSSOMS OF LIGHT*

21980 Dec. 9 • Mon., 5-8:30 p.m. • $45 ($36 Resident) • Last day to register/cancel: Oct. 23

22164 Dec. 18 • Wed., 4-9 p.m. • $51 ($41 Resident)

DENVER BRASS*

21999 Dec. 21 • Sat., 1-5 p.m. • $51 ($41 Resident) • Last day to register/cancel: Nov. 14

CLAUDE MONTE @ THE DENVER ART MUSEUM*

22166 Jan. 9 • Thu., 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • $79 ($63 Resident) • Last day to register/cancel: Dec. 13

“A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM” @ THE LAKEWOOD CULTURAL CENTER* 23167 Jan. 12 • Sun., 1-5:45 p.m. • $68 ($54 Resident) • Last day to register/cancel: Dec. 10

DHT: ALAMEDA AVE.

22176 Jan. 15 • Wed., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. • $54 ($43 Resident)

LARIAT LOOP-OFF THE BEATEN PATH W/MIKE PEARL*

22693 Jan. 16 • Thu., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • $118 ($94 Resident) • Last day to register/cancel: Dec. 30

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excursions | and travel DENVER CORONER’S OFFICE

22177 Jan. 23 • Thu., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. • $33 ($26 Resident)

BRECKENRIDGE SNOW SCUPLTURES

This trip is not suitable for participants with walker/wheelchairs. 22178 Jan. 27 • Mon., 7:45 a.m.-6 p.m. • $60 ($48 Resident) • Lunch is on your own in Breckenridge

CITY OF AURORA TOUR

22873 Jan 31 • Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • Leaves from Central Recreation Center • $28 ($22 Resident)

ROALD DAHL’S “MATILDA THE MUSICAL”*

22329 Feb. 2 • Sun., 1-5 p.m. • $59 ($47 Resident) • Last day to register/cancel: Dec. 20

JEKYLL & HYDE @ CANDLELIGHT DINNER THEATER*

22339 Feb. 22 • Sat., 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. • $93 ($74 Resident) • Last day to register/cancel: Jan. 17

MARDI GRAS CASINO

22328 Feb. 24 • Mon., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • $9 ($7 Resident)

BLACK HISTORY MONTH W/MIKE PEARL*

22694 Feb. 29 • Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • $118 ($94 Resident) • Last day to register/cancel: Feb. 14

DINING ADVENTURES TEA @ THE LUMBER BARON INN & GARDENS*

22641 Feb. 5 • Wed., 10:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m. • $44 ($35 Resident)

22521 Dec. 10 • Tue., 1:15-4:30 p.m. • $75 ($60 Resident) • Last day to register/cancel: Nov. 29

DHT: WESTY 101

LANDRY’S SEAFOOD

THE BROWN PALACE

22625 Feb. 6 • Thu., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. • $51 ($41 Resident)

FLATIRONS CROSSING MALL

22330 Feb. 7 • Fri., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. • $29 ($23 Resident)

A DAY IN BOULDER

22331 Feb. 11 • Tue., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • $36 ($29 Resident)

HAYSTACK MT. GOAT CREAMERY

22332 Feb. 13 • Thu., 8:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m. • $45 ($38 Resident)

DENVER BRASS “ALL THAT JAZZ”*

22337 Feb. 16 • Sun., 1-5 p.m. • $51 ($41 Resident) • Last day to register/cancel: Jan. 30

CRIPPLE CREEK ICE SCULPTURES

This trip is not suitable for participants with walker/wheelchairs 22338 Feb. 19 • Wed., 8 a.m.-6:15 p.m. • $64 ($51 Resident) • Lunch is on your own in Cripple Creek

22523 Dec. 17 • Tue., 11:15 a.m.-2 p.m. • $21 ($17 Resident) • Menu Range: $14-$30

BENIHANA

22527 Jan. 8 • Wed., 12:30-3:30 p.m. • $20 ($16 Resident) • Menu Range: $10-$20

MYSTERY MEAL

22532 Jan. 13 • Mon., 4:30-7:30 p.m. • $20 ($16 Resident) • Menu Range: $15-$30

CHEESE IMPORTERS

22535 Jan. 22 • Wed., 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. • $33 ($26 Resident) • Meal Range: $7-$20

BALISTERI WINERY*

22846 Jan. 25 • Sat., 10:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. • $40 ($32 Resident) • Meal Range: $10-$20 • Last day to register/cancel: Jan. 9

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excursions | and travel ZANE’S ITALIAN BISTRO

22536 Jan. 30 • Thu., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. • $19 ($15 Resident) • Menu Range: $10-$25 • Leaves from Central Recreation Center

CHEESECAKE FACTORY

22538 Feb. 3 • Mon., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. • $20 ($16 Resident) • Menu Range: $15-$20 • Leaves from Central Recreation Center

SALTGRASS STEAKHOUSE

22539 Feb. 18 • Tue., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. • $20 ($16 Resident) • Menu Range: $11-$22

TRAVEL PRESENTATIONS • Thursdays, 2 p.m.

• Free, Pre-registration Required

• Heritage Of America • Explore Tuscany • Spotlight On San Antonio Holiday 22877 Feb. 6

• The Legendary Blue Danube River Cruise • Mystical Peru • South Africa & Safari Adventure • Amazing Thailand 22878 Feb. 27

PREMIER

WORLD DISCOVERY

HOOK & REEL

• Rome & The Country Roads Of Tuscany • Oregon Trails & The Portland Rose Festival • New York City Holiday 22620 Feb. 20

22541 Feb. 26 • Wed., 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. • $15 ($12 Resident) • Meal Range: $12-$30

GolfAurora.com Great Golf Gift Ideas for this Holiday Season! GOLF GIFT CARDS Easy & convenient! Any dollar amount, good for green fees, carts, merchandise, range tokens & rental clubs. PREMIER CARDS Use for green fees, carts, rentals & range tokens. Transferable, available to residents & non-residents & never expires! $150 $175

You Pay You Receive

$250 $300

$500 $625

$150* $200*

*Junior Premier Card, 17 & under.

GOLF COURSES & RESTAURANTS ARE OPEN YEAR ROUND! Weather Permitting.

Lesson packages available. Premier & gift cards are redeemable at all five Aurora golf courses.

AURORA HILLS 303.739.1550

MEADOW HILLS 303.326.8450

MURPHY CREEK 303.739.1560

SADDLE ROCK 303.326.8460

SPRINGHILL 303.739.6854 (Executive)

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fitness | and wellness All drop-in classes are FREE with daily center entry. Schedules are subject to change, visit us online for the most up-to-date schedule at AuroraGov.org/Recreation. For center hours & drop-in & membership prices, visit page 3.

ACAA DROP-IN & MEMBERSHIP Includes use of: ●

Weight & exercise room featuring weights, treadmills, NuStep, the Wave, bikes, stepper & elliptical machines. Free orientation required before first visit.

Drop-in fitness classes

Billiards

ACAA DROP-IN FITNESS CLASS SCHEDULE ADULTS 18 & OLDER

Pay Drop-in Fee or Membership Free if you swipe your SilverSneakers® Class

Day Time

BELLY DANCE

Tue.

STRENGTH & BALANCE

M/W

12:30-1:25 p.m.

GOLDEN BARRE

Fri.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

ESSENTRICS

T/TH

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

LINE DANCE -BEGINNER I

Thu.

noon-1 p.m.

LINE DANCE -BEGINNER II

Wed.

12:30-1:30 p.m.

LINE DANCE -INTERMEDIATE

Wed.

1:45-2:45 p.m.

DANCE, DRUM & JAM

Mon.

10:15-11 a.m.

Fri.

10:45-11:25 a.m.

SS CLASSIC

Mon.

8:30-9:30 a.m.

SS CLASSIC

W/F

10:15-11:15 a.m.

SS CLASSIC

M/W/F

1:30-2:30 p.m.

SS CIRCUIT

T/TH

1:30-2:30 p.m.

STRENGTH TRAINING

M/W/F

7:30-8:30 a.m.

STRENGTH TRAINING

M/W

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

BEGINNER GENTLE TAI CHI

M

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

ADVANCED GENTLE TAI CHI

W

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

TOTAL FITNESS

M/W/F

8-9 a.m.

TOTAL FITNESS

M-F

9-10 a.m.

TOTAL FITNESS

Sat.

10:15-11:15 a.m.

YOGA - GENTLE & MINDFUL

Sat.

9-10 a.m.

YOGA -CHAIR

T/TH

8:30-9:30 a.m.

YOGA -CHAIR

M/W/F

2:30-3:30 p.m.

MAT YOGA

Mon.

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

STRENGTH STRETCH & BALANCE

Wed.

10-11 a.m.

ZUMBA®

Mon.

5:30-6:20 p.m.

3-4 p.m.

SILVERSNEAKERS® (SS)

ZUMBA & TONING

Wed.

5:30-6:45 p.m.

GLOBAL ZUMBA®

Fri.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

®

ZUMBA CIRCUIT

Thu.

5:15-6:15 p.m.

ZUMBA STEP®

Tue.

5:30-6:15 p.m.

ZUMBA® GOLD-BEGINNERS

Wed.

9:05-9:50 a.m.

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fitness | and wellness EXPO DROP-IN FITNESS CLASS SCHEDULE Class CARDIOSTRENGTH SILVER SNEAKERS® CLASSIC ZUMBA CardioStrength

Day Time T/TH 8:15-9:15 M 8:45-9:45 T/TH 6:30-7:30 M/W 5:30-6:30

a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m.

MOORHEAD DROP-IN FITNESS CLASS SCHEDULE Class CARDIOSTRENGTH BARBELL BLAST INTRO TO INTERVAL TRAINING ZUMBA

Day Time M/W/F 9:15-10:15 a.m. Mon. 5:35-6:35 p.m. Wed. 5:35-6:35 p.m. M//W 6:35-7:35 p.m. Sat. 11:15 a.m.

BECK DROP-IN CLASSES

(Visit the fitness website at AuroraGov.org/ Recreation for the full Beck drop-in class schedule, updated daily) BodPod Fit Body TuneUp BootstrapsUp Butts & Guts CardioFit CardioStrength Chair Yoga CoreStrength Gentle Yoga PowerCruz Spin SilverSneakers Classic & Circuit Spin Tabata Blast Tai Chi Vinyasa Yoga Yoga Flow

CENTRAL DROP-IN CLASSES:

Barbell Blast Bootcamp CardioStrength Central Core Chair Yoga Essentrics Lunch Rush Express Mat Yoga SilverSneakers Classic & Circuit Spin Total Body Tone Vinyasa Flow Yoga Zumba

SPECIALTY FITNESS- ACAA BASIC TAI CHI CHU'UAN

21490 Jan. 3-March 27 • Fri., 9:45-10:30 a.m. • $113 ($90 Resident)

ADVANCED TAI CHI CHU'UAN

21925 Jan. 3-March 27 • Fri., 9-9:45 a.m. • $113 ($90 Resident)

PILATES

21919 Dec. 5-26 21921 Jan. 2-30 21924 Feb. 6-27 • Thu., 10:15-11:15 a.m. • $31 ($25 Resident)

FIFTY PLUS OTHER YOGA FOR ARTHRITIS & BACK CARE

This mat yoga class offers gentle, mindful movement to ease muscular tension & reduce joint stiffness & other chronic pain & discomfort. Intended to promote overall well-being with practices to calm the mind, improve posture & balance, increase flexibility & build strength. This class is suitable for anyone who prefers a relaxed pace & a quiet, mindful yoga practice. 21927 Dec. 3-24 21920 Jan. 7-28 21922 Feb. 4-25 • Tue., 10-11:15 a.m. • $31 ($25 Resident)

WINTER ELEMENTS QI GONG

Learn Winter Qi Gong forms that not only feel great, but look great when you & your class do them. 21928 Nov. 12-Jan. 7 • Tue., 10-11 a.m. • $90 ($72 Resident)

INTRO TO MINDFULNESS

A holistic wellness education series for anyone seeking to manage everyday stress & develop sustainable habits for mindful & balanced living. This 4-week program is designed to foster well-being by engaging mind, body & spirit. Participants learn to incorporate & utilize tools from classical yoga’s ancient & timeless system of selfcare into their daily living. Previous yoga experience NOT necessary. 22649 Feb. 4-25 • Tue., noon-2 p.m. • $48 ($36 Resident)

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fitness | and wellness THE BLUE ZONE

The Blue Zones are places in the world where people live well into their 90s & 100s with relatively low incidence of chronic disease. You'll learn what the researchers discovered from these areas in Italy, Costa Rica, Greece, Loma Linda, CA & Okinawa & how they boiled it down to the "power nine" health strategies. 22639 Feb. 6 • Thurs., 10-11:30 a.m. • Drop-In Fee, Pre-Registration Required

HAPPY, HEALTHY NEW YEAR!

Start your year with a new (Drum) beat! Join our Dance & Drum Jam followed by a light lunch salad bar. 22643 Jan. 17 • Fri., 10-11:30 a.m. • Drop-In Fee, Pre-Registration Required.

WARM YOUR CORE

Come warm your core with this combination of Pilate & yoga moves. This moderate flow workout will stimulate your entire body. 22644 Jan. 27 • Mon., 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. • Drop-In Fee, Pre-Registration Required

DANCE, FUN & CHOCOLATES!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at this dance party (no partner needed) followed by chocolate with no guilt! 22648 Feb. 14 • Fri., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Drop-In Fee, Pre-Registration Required

SPECIALTY FITNESSBECK WOMEN ON WEIGHTS Age 16 & older

This six-week program is perfect for any healthy woman who is looking to transform her body through a great weight lifting program. You will learn how to plan your workout, proper technique & how to track progress of your weightlifting program. Meet with your trainer once a week to go over the previous week, answer questions & how to keep gaining strength. 21954 Jan. 15-Feb. 19 • Wed., 6-7 p.m. • $53 ($45 Resident)

CANDLE LIGHT YOGA

Ages 16 & older

This Valentine's Day, fuel your love life with yoga. Learn how to use your practice to deepen & enrich your love, relationships & connection with your partner. 21957 Feb. 14 • Fri., 5:30-7:15 p.m. • $13 ($10 Resident)

GROUNDHOG DAY

Ages 16 & older

Groundhog Day, is your day to break free from your exercise rut. This one day high Intensity interval exercise routine is repeated & timed forward- back- forwards. Feb. 2 • Sun., 2-3:30 p.m. • Drop-In Fee, Pre-Registration Required

NEW YEAR’S DAY 20/20

Ages 16 & older

HIIT workout, 20 exercises, 20 seconds is perfect to help you jumpstart those New Year’s goals by working your entire body & to burn those holiday calories. • Wed., Jan. 1, 10:30-11:45 a.m. • Drop-In Fee, Pre-Registration Required

SPECIALTY FITNESSCENTRAL STEPPING-ON

Ages 16 & older Presented by UCHealth

You can take matters into your own hands & prevent falls from occurring by Stepping On. Stepping On is a FREE program offered through UCHealth that empowers older adults to carry out health behaviors that reduce the risk of falls. The workshop is facilitated by a trained leader & guest experts such as physical & occupational therapists, pharmacists & vision specialists are brought in to teach certain sessions. 22438 Jan. 20-March 2 • Mon., 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. • Free, Pre-Registration Required

JOURNEY TO WELLNESS

Ages 16 & older Presented by Tri-County Health Department

Join us for a FREE series of four, two-hour long diabetes group classes. These classes will help you to develop the tools you need to better manage your diabetes. Classes will be led by a registered dietitian from the Tri-County Health Department. You are welcome to attend one or all four classes.  Feel free to bring your friend or family member for support. 22603 Jan. 22-Feb. 16 • Wed., 5-6 p.m. • Free, Pre-Registration Required

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fitness | and wellness PIYO

HATHA YOGA

Ages 16 & older

Ages 16 & older

PiYo is a class that combines Yoga poses with Pilates mat exercises. PiYo is a faster paced class than Gentle Yoga & provides a moderately challenging workout similar to Vinyasa (flow-style) yoga. PiYo will help you build core strength, lose weight, increase flexibility & you will have a great time doing it.

Enjoy this extended format that leaves you relaxed, flexible, strengthened & energized. Stress reduction & breathing techniques are used for total wellness. 22485 Dec. 2-30 22486 Jan. 6-27 22488 Feb. 3-24 • Mon., 9:15-10:45 a.m. • $45 ($36 Resident)

21401 Dec. 8-29

WINE & YOGA

21408 Jan. 5-26

Ages 21 & older

21398 Feb. 2-23

What better way to end your week than with some relaxing yoga & a glass of wine? Enjoy the first hour of yoga & then head into our state of the art kitchen for a cheese & snack platter & up to two glasses of wine. 21406 Dec. 13 21396 Jan. 10 21391 Feb. 21 • Fri., 5:30-7:35 p.m. • 25 ($20 Resident)

• Sun., 9:15-10:15 a.m. • $31 ($25 Resident)

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS WORKSHOP Ages 16 & older

This two-hour workshop will provide you with an introduction to the basic terminology, types of classes & a brief dive into the background of yoga. This class will also go over some specific alignment & offer modification options for each posture,

DEVELOPING AN EXERCISE PROGRAM

allowing you to feel comfortable moving

Ages 16 & older

through the postures in a standard yoga

Create a unique training program that fits your lifestyle. Learn to plan a program to maximize your results, reduce the chance of injury & keep you progressing. Topics include exercise modes, energy systems, exercise variety & consistency. 22587 Dec. 7 22588 Jan. 11 22589 Feb. 8 • Sat., 10-11:30 a.m. • $19 ($15 Resident)

class. 22471 Dec. 8 22475 Jan. 12 22476 Feb. 9

• Sun., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. • $25 ($20 Resident)

ROOTED YOGA RETREAT Ages 16 & older

Transfer yoga & meditation principles from your mat into your life. Ground & root before acting, using the physical practice of yoga & the mental practice of meditation to remind in life how to flow. This retreat invites each participant to practice real life yoga & includes yoga poses, diving into the gifts of yoga & meditative practice. 22480 Jan. 26

• Sun., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. • $31 ($25 Resident)

SUPERBOWL BOOTCAMP Ages 16 & older

Let’s celebrate the end of the football season with a football-themed boot camp. This hour & a half class will get those calories burning in preparation for all the game day treats & drinks. Start your Super Bowl Sunday off strong by joining us for this awesome workout. 22491 Feb. 2 • Sun., 9-10:30 a.m. • $13 ($10 Resident)

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fitness | and wellness VALENTINE’S DAY PARTNER BOOTCAMP + YOGA

Ages 16 & older

Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to focus on practicing self-love & spreading those good vibes to everyone you know. Grab a partner & let’s get fit with our friends! Enjoy a one-hour highintensity partner boot camp followed by a Valentine's Day yoga sequence full of all the loving energy in the air that will allow you to shower yourself with compassion from head to toe. 22599 Feb. 14 • Fri., 4:30-6 p.m. • $13 ($10 Resident) Per Person

ZUMBA KIDS JR.

Ages 4-6.

Zumba Kids, Jr. classes are rockin', highenergy dance parties packed with kidfriendly routines. We break down steps, add games, activities & cultural exploration elements into the class structure. Helps develop a healthy lifestyle & incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives. 21393 Dec. 5-26 21404 Jan. 2-30 21402 Feb. 6-27 • Thu., 3:30-4:15 p.m. • $13 ($10 Resident)

ZUMBA KIDS

Ages 7-11.

Zumba Kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba® choreography. We break down the steps, add games, activities & cultural exploration elements into the class structure. Helps develop a healthy lifestyle & incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives. 21399 Dec. 5-26 21397 Jan. 2-30 21385 Feb. 6-27 • Thu., 4:20-5:05 p.m. • $13 ($10 Resident)

TEEN WEIGHLIFTING CLUB

Ages 13- 17

Learn how to create a program specific to your goals, proper technique & how to track progress of your weight lifting program. Meet with your trainer to learn how to create your routine, answer questions & how to track your progress. 21405 Dec. 2-9 21387 Jan. 6-13 22497 Jan. 20-27 21392 Feb. 3-10 22499 Feb. 17-24 • Mon., 4-5:30 p.m. • $31 ($25 Resident)

SPECIALTY FITNESSEXPO LYNNE’S YOGA PASS

$100/10 punch card • $50/5 punch card • $12 drop-in Enjoy Lynne’s extended format that leaves you relaxed, flexible, strengthened & energized. Stress reduction & breathing techniques are used for total wellness. • Wed., 9-10:30 a.m.

SPECIALTY FITNESSMEADOWOOD ZUMBA Ages 14 & older

Let the music move you! The Latin rhythm is sure to please, as you dance your way to fitness. 21453 Dec. 3-31 51451 Jan. 7-28 21456 Feb. 4-25 • Tue., 11:15 a.m.-noon 21454 Dec. 5-26 21446 Jan. 2-30 21445 Feb. 6-27 • Thu., 11:15 a.m.-noon • Meadowood • $19 ($15 Resident)

BEGINNING YOGA Ages 16 & older

Easy-to-Learn yoga movements that improve flexibility, posture & strength. Good for chronic back pain, pre/post pregnancy or injury recovery. • $25 ($20 Resident) • $19 ($15 Resident)* 21449 Dec. 2-30 21448 Jan. 6-27* 21450 Feb. 3-24* • Mon., 9:30-10:30 a.m. 21452 Dec. 4-18* 21448 Jan. 1-29 21455 Feb. 5-26 • Wed., 9:30-10:30 a.m.

ADAPTIVE FITNESS

1:1 & group programming opportunities available for people with disabilities, contact 303.326.8410 for more information.

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fitness | and wellness SPECIALTY FITNESSMEADOW HILLS BEGINNING YOGA

Ages 16 & older

Easy-to-Learn yoga movements that improve flexibility, posture & strength. Good for chronic back pain, pre/post pregnancy or injury recovery. • $25 ($20 Resident) • $19 ($15 Resident)* 21472 Dec. 4-18 21477 Jan. 1-29 21475 Feb. 5-26 • Wed., 6:30-7:30 p.m. 21480 Dec. 1-29 21479 Jan. 5-26 21481 Feb. 2-23 • Sun., 10-11 a.m.

YOGALATES

Ages 14 & older

Tone & sculpt your entire body as you combine yoga & Pilates together. 21471 Dec. 5-26 21476 Jan. 2-30 21470 Feb. 6-27 • Thu., 7-8 p.m. • $25 ($20 Resident)

SPECIALTY FITNESSMOORHEAD BOXING--YOUTH

Ages 6-12

Learn basic boxing skills & drills. Develop total body fitness with boxing specific strength & conditioning exercises. You will practice various punches with punching mitts & a heavy bag. 21468 Dec. 5-26 21466 Jan. 2-30 21458 Feb. 6-27 • Thu., 5:30-6:15 p.m. • $25 ($20 Resident)

BOXING—ADULT

Ages 18 & older

Learn basic boxing skills & drills. Develop total body fitness with boxing specific strength & conditioning exercises. You will practice various punches with punching mitts & a heavy bag. Adult Beginners 21467 Dec. 3-31 21459 Jan. 7-28 21465 Feb. 4-25 • Tue., 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Adult & Advanced Youth 21460 Dec. 3-31 21464 Jan. 7-28 21457 Feb. 4-25 • Tue., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Adult & Advanced Youth 21461 Dec. 5-26 21462 Jan. 2-30 21463 Feb. 6-27 • Thu., 6:30-7:30 p.m. • $25 ($20 Resident)

SPECIALTY FITNESSVIRGINIA COURT ELEMENTARY JACKI SORENSEN'S AEROBIC DANCE

Ages 16 & older

Join one of the first dance exercise programs! Move to upbeat, motivating music in this get-it-all-together format combining core work, stretching, strength training & aerobic exercise. A total body workout in just one hour! First class free for new students. For more information, call Valerie 303.913.2316. 21469 Jan. 8-March 11 • M/W, 6:15-7:15 p.m. • No class Jan. 20, Feb. 17* • $120 (2x/wk.) • $90 (1x/wk.)

SPECIALTY FITNESSVILLAGE GREEN RECREATION CENTER BALANCED BODY BARRE FITNESS

Ages 16 & older

Sculpt, slim & stretch your entire body through this energizing & targeted workout. Choreographed moves & upbeat music motivate you as you work at the barre & center floor using small balls & bands. Combines elements of Pilates, dance, yoga & functional training. Emphasis on form, posture, alignment-& FUN! For more information, call Valerie 303.913.2316. Please bring an exercise mat to class. 21478 Dec. 7-14* 21474 Jan. 11-25** 21473 Feb. 1-29*** • Sat., 8:30-9:30 a.m. • $16* • $24** • $40*** • Drop-in $11 per class (if space is available)

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fitness | and wellness APPOINTMENTS MON-SAT

PERSONAL TRAINING PACKAGES

Therapeutic

Massage & Reflexology Relieve stress & speed up the healing process. ACAA 303.739.7950 BECK 303.739.6888

MASSAGE

1st time clients: 60 min. • $45 1st time clients: 90 min. • $67.50 30 min. • $37 60 min. • $52 90 min. • $75 Massage Packages 3 Pack • $141** 5 Pack • $225**

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

CranioSacral Therapy is a noninvasive, light touch therapy that releases restrictions in the deepest layers of the central nervous system caused by accidents, injuries & emotional trauma. CranioSacral Therapy is helpful for many conditions including: headaches, migraines, chronic neck & back pain, TMJ disorder & general relaxation & pain. (clients remain fully clothed for treatment.) 1st time clients: 60 min. • $64 1st time clients: 90 min. • $93.50 60 min. • $75 90 min. • $110 CranioSacral Therapy Packages 3 Pack (180 min.) • $202.50** 5 Pack (300 min.) • $337.50** **Packages are in 1 hour increments. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance or a $26 fee will be charged.

DROP-IN FITNESS

For drop-in fitness schedules at ACAA, Beck, Central, Expo & Moorhead visit AuroraGov.org/Fitness.

ACAA • 30 Del Mar Circle, Aurora, CO 303.739.7950 BECK • 800 Telluride St., Aurora, CO 303.739.6891 CENTRAL • 18150 E. Vassar PL., Aurora, CO 720.859.4989 MOORHEAD • 2390 Havana St., Aurora, CO 303.739.7958

INDIVIDUAL*

Work with a Certified Personal Trainer to meet your specific goals & needs. ● $45/Fitness Assessment (75 min.) Introductory session required before other sessions ● $40/1

session (60 min.) sessions (180 min.) ● $195/6 sessions (360 min.) ● $110/3

GROUP*

Exercise with friends in a semi-private setting for more accountability & fun with the same specialized attention as an individual session. Group size is 2-4 people ● $36 per person/Introductory Session (75 min.) Introductory session required before other sessions ● $33 per person/1 session (60 min.) ● $81 per person/3 sessions (180 min.) ● $150 per person/6 sessions (360 min.)

YOUTH PERSONAL TRAINING Ages 13-17

• • • •

$40/Introductory Fitness Assessment (75 min.) $36/1 session (60 min.) $99/3 sessions (180 mins.) $175/6 sessions (360 mins.)

WEIGHT ROOM ORIENTATION

Staff instructs you on the proper use of equipment. This service is free & included with your admission fee, please register at least 24 hours in advance. Weight room orientations are available at Beck, Central, Moorhead & ACAA. Call the center of your choice to schedule a time.

PRIVATE YOGA SESSIONS

• • • •

$45/Private yoga assessment (75 min.) $40/ 1 session (60 min.) $110/ 3 sessions (180 min.) $195/ 6 sessions (360 min.)

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gymnastics | flip, jump, play CLASS DESCRIPTIONS TUMBLE TOTS Ages walking-2. Toddlers learn body awareness & increase independence through gross-motor activities. One adult per child. 100% adult involvement.

THRILLING 3’S Age 3. Exploration activities for boys & girls to promote sharing, taking turns & increase their attention span.

FAB 4’S Age 4. Gross-motor & social skill development for boys & girls. Structured circuits on bars, beam, floor & trampoline.

HIGH 5’S Age 5. Boys & girls improve basic skills & develop new skills to prepare for our Tumbling & Girls gymnastics classes. Structured circuits on bars, beam, floor, trampoline & vault.

PLAYSCHOOL GYMNASTICS Ages 3-5. Boys & girls come enjoy music & movement through fun & engaging gross motor activities.

GIRLS BEGINNER GYMNASTICS Ages 6-12. For girls who want to try the sport of gymnastics. Each participant progresses at her individual pace to develop balance, coordination, flexibility & strength on bars, beam, floor & vault.

GIRLS INTERMEDIATE GYMNASTICS Ages 7-13. Fun recreational experience for girls who are becoming more serious about gymnastics. Structured lesson plans encourage discipline & progressive skill development. Instructor approval is required.

GIRLS ADVANCED GYMNASTICS Ages 8-14. Girls expand their abilities by learning higher level skills & improve technique. Work on cross-tumbling, routines, acrobatic skills & vault mechanics. Instructor approval is required.

COED BEGINNER TUMBLING

Ages 6-12. Boys & girls focus on floor tumbling & basic skills on a 40' trampoline or air track. Bars & beam are used to develop balance & strength.

COED INTERMEDIATE TUMBLING

Ages 7-13. Boys & girls build on basics by connecting two or more skills with front & back tumbling. Bars & beam are used for strength & conditioning.

COED TUMBLE TRIX

Ages 7-12. Boys & girls engage in the sport of moving rapidly through an area, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping & basic/intermediate tumbling.

COED CHEER BASICS

Ages 4-12. Boys & girls are introduced to cheerleading fundamentals including dance, motions, stunts, jumps & tumbling. Gain self-confidence & team spirit!

TUMBLE JAM

End of session celebration for ages 3-5. Boys & girls perform routines learned in class. Registration is $15 and includes a special gift. Contact the gymnastics office at 303.326.8310 to register.

FLIP, JUMP & PLAY TO CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY!

One hour in gym & one hour in party room. Includes qualified instructors. Call gymnastics office for pricing 303.326.8310.

Central Recreation Center

• 720.859.4999 • 10 children included • Cake, food, beverages & decorations included

Meadowood Recreation Center • 303.326.8310 • 10 children included ($5/each additional child) • Bring your cake, food, beverages & decorations

Moorhead Recreation Center • 303.326.8315 • 10 children included • Cake, food, beverages & decorations included

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gymnastics | flip, jump, play CENTRAL RECREATION CENTER

SKILLS CLINICS

• Jan. 5-Feb. 28 (8 wks.)

• Dec. 2-19

TUMBLE TOTS Fri., 9-9:45 a.m.

• $15 ($12 Resident) 16062

• $100 ($80 Resident)

THRILLING 3’S Fri., 10-10:45 a.m.

16064

• $100 ($80 Resident)

PLAYSCHOOL GYMNASTICS Fri., 11-11:45 a.m.

21934

• $100 ($80 Resident)

FAB 4’S Sun., 9-9:45 a.m.

16068

• $90 ($72 Resident)

16099

• $100 ($80 Resident)

COED BEGINNER TUMBLING Sat., 11-11:55 a.m.

16201

• $120 ($96 Resident)

COED CHEER BASICS Ages 5-10

Sat., noon-12:55 p.m.

22818

• $120 ($96 Resident)

MEADOWOOD RECREATION CENTER OPEN GYM AT MEADOWOOD 303.326.8300 Ages walking to 12 years Fun, supervised, open play. Parents must stay with child in the gym. $5/child • 10-visit punch card $39 Mon., Wed. & Fri.: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fri., 6:30-8 p.m.

GIRLS GYMNASTICS BARS & BEAM Mon., Dec. 2, 5-6 p.m.

22917

Tue., Dec. 3, 5-6 p.m.

22918

Wed., Dec. 4, 5-6 p.m.

22919

Thu., Dec. 5, 5-6 p.m.

22920

Mon., Dec. 16, 6-7 p.m.

22921

Tue., Dec. 17, 6-7 p.m.

22922

Wed., Dec. 18, 6-7 p.m.

22923

Thu., Dec. 19, 6-7 p.m.

22924

GIRLS GYMNASTICS FLOOR/VAULT

HIGH 5’S Sun., 10-10:45 a.m.

Ages 6-12

Mon., Dec. 2, 6-7 p.m.

22925

Tue., Dec. 3, 6-7 p.m.

22929

Wed., Dec. 4, 6-7 p.m.

22930

Thu., Dec. 5, 6-7 p.m.

22931

Mon., Dec. 16, 5-6 p.m.

22932

Tue., Dec. 17, 5-6 p.m.

22933

Wed., Dec. 18, 5-6 p.m.

22934

Thu., Dec. 19, 5-6 p.m.

22936

COED CHEER BASICS Mon., Dec. 9, 5-6 p.m.

16133

Tue., Dec. 10, 5-6 p.m.

16156

Wed., Dec. 11, 5-6 p.m.

16052

Thu., Dec. 12, 5-6 p.m.

16209

COED TUMBLING Mon., Dec. 9, 6-7 p.m.

22913

Tue., Dec. 10, 6-7 p.m.

22914

Wed., Dec. 11, 6-7 p.m.

22915

Thu., Dec. 12, 6-7 p.m.

22916

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gymnastics | flip, jump, play Session: Jan. 6-Feb. 29 (8 wks.) Winter Break: Dec. 21-Jan. 4

TUMBLE TOTS Mon., 9-9:45 a.m.

16115

Tue., 9-9:45 a.m.

16121

Thu., 10-10:45 a.m.

16127

Sat., 8:30-9:15 a.m.

16146

COED BEGINNER TUMBLING Tue., 4:30-5:25 p.m. Wed., 4:30-5:25 p.m. Fri., 10-10:55 a.m. • $120 ($96 Resident)

COED INTERMEDIATE TUMBLING Thu., 4:30-5:25 p.m. • $120 ($96 Resident)

• $100 ($80 Resident)

COED TUMBLE TRIX

THRILLING 3’S

Ages 7-9

Tue., 10-10:45 a.m.

16116

Thu., 9-9:45 a.m.

16160

Sat., 9:30-10:15 a.m.

16172

• $100 ($80 Resident)

FAB 4’S Wed., 9-9:55 a.m.

16050

Fri., 4:30-5:25 p.m.

16151

Sat., 10:30-11:25 a.m.

16157

• $120 ($96 Resident)

HIGH 5’S

16085 16079 16112

Wed., 5:30-6:25 p.m.

16098

16063

Ages 10-12

Wed., 6:30-7:25 p.m. • $120 ($96 Resident)

16078

MOORHEAD RECREATION CENTER Session: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 (8 wks.)

HIGH 5’S

Fri., 4:30-5 p.m. • $80 ($64 Resident)

16163

COED BEGINNER TUMBLING

Wed., 10-10:55 a.m.

16153

Fri., 5:30-6:25 p.m.

16182

Fri., 5-6 p.m. • $100 ($80 Resident)

Sat., 11:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m.

16194

COED INTERMEDIATE TUMBLING Fri., 6-7 p.m. • $100 ($80 Resident)

• $120 ($80 Resident)

PLAYSCHOOL GYMNASTICS

16207

16171

Mon., 10-10:45 a.m.

16204

OVERLAND HIGH SCHOOL

Fri., 9-9:45 a.m.

16073

Session: Jan. 9-Feb. 29 (8 wks.)

• $100 ($80 Resident)

GIRLS BEGINNER GYMNASTICS Tue., 5:30-6:25 p.m.

16140

Tue., 6:30-7:25 p.m.

16145

Thu., 5:30-6:25 p.m.

16193

Thu., 6:30-7:25 p.m.

16197

Sat., 12:30-1:25 p.m.

16199

Sat., 1:30-2:25 p.m.

16205

• $120 ($96 Resident)

Ages 4-6

21948

Ages 7-9

Mon., 5:30-6:25 p.m.

22819

Ages 10-12

Mon., 6:30-7:25 p.m. • $120 ($96 Resident)

Sat., 9-10 a.m. • $120 ($96 Resident)

GIRLS INTERMEDIATE GYMNASTICS Thu., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sat., 10-11 a.m. Sat., noon-1 p.m. • $120 ($96 Resident)

16097

16094 16170 16179

GIRLS ADVANCED GYMNASTICS

COED CHEER BASICS Mon., 4:30-5:25 p.m.

GIRLS BEGINNER GYMNASTICS

22820

Thu., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-noon • $120 ($96 Resident)

16141 16174

ADAPTIVE GYMNASTICS

Designed for individuals with disabilities. Goals & adaptations are created to meet each individual’s needs. Contact 720.859.4984 for more information.

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history museum | cultural services Partially funded by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District & the Aurora Museum Foundation

HOURS Tue.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free Admission

EXHIBITS HOMETOWN PRIDE: STUDENT ATHLETIC & EXTRACURRICULAR HISTORY IN AURORA

Whether an athlete or a mathlete, many students grow up involved in some sort of extracurricular activity. This exhibit explores the sports & activities that shaped Aurora’s youth throughout the years. Relive your glory days & learn about Aurora’s new generation of students as the museum celebrates Aurora’s hometown pride. • Now-April 5, 2020

AURORA’S HISTORIC GROWTH

From the humble roots of a farming community to the prominence of being the third largest city in the state, Aurora’s population has boomed over the last century. In this exhibit, we take a deeper look at Aurora’s growth & how it has impacted the economy, environment & cultural landscape of our ever-changing community. • Dec. 10-May 31

20TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF WREATHS

See festive wreaths sponsored & beautifully decorated by local businesses, organizations & individuals. Organized as an annual fundraiser for the Aurora Museum Foundation, each wreath is sold through an online auction. Proceeds support exhibits & educational programs. • Nov. 5-Dec. 6

PROGRAMS FREE UKULELE LESSONS

Ages 8 & older

Monthly lessons. Dates are subject to change, call for details. • 1:30-3:30 p.m.

LECTURE SERIES • • • •

Wed., noon-12:45 p.m. $4 ($3 Resident) Aurora Historical Society members: Free Bring your lunch

THE BROWN’S HAPPIEST CHRISTMAS

Molly Brown House Museum shares the joys & traditions of a Victorian Christmas. Get into the holiday spirit at this festive program about kissing balls, Christmas trees, stockings hung with care & Jingle Bells! • Dec. 18

AURORA’S GROWTH BY THE NUMBERS

Adam Bickford, from the State Demography Office discusses the overall trends in population growth in Aurora & the Front Range, the age distribution of Aurora’s residents & changes in the ethnic composition of Aurora’s population. • Jan. 15

UP-TO-DATE HISTORY

Reminisce with Museum staff member & Aurora local, Keith Outcelt, during his talk about the past 30 years in Aurora. What’s new? What’s gone? What’s stayed the same? • Feb. 19

HISTORIC SITES

Visit AuroraGov.org/HistoricSites

HOLIDAYS ON THE FARM

Celebrate the holidays in the 1930s with a glimpse into Aurora's past. Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, music & games. • Dec. 7 & 8 • 9 a.m.-noon • DeLaney Homestead Historic District

OPEN HOUSE AT CENTENNIAL HOUSE

Celebrate the holidays inside an 1891 Fletcher home. Enjoy a free, self-guided tour & cookies. • Dec. 14 • Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Centennial House, 1671 Galena St.

SANDERS MUSEUM STORE

Find unique gifts from local authors & artisans. Items include Aurora themed gifts, books, wood cut earrings & more! Located in the Museum lobby.

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lifetime | learning COMPUTER CLASSES Ages 18 & older

ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER LEARNING

Customize your Computer learning experience. The ACAA offers One-on-One computer training on a variety of topics. By appointment. $25/hour. For more information call 303.739.7961

COMPUTER LAB-OPEN LAB

• Mon- Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. • 30 min. increments only • Open to the public • Lab included with membership; Drop-in fee applies otherwise

SMARTPHONE BASICS-ANDROID

Learn tricks to help operate your smartphone more effectively. Class topics include making calls, creating a contact list, connecting to Wi-Fi, taking & sending photos, email & social media & using apps. Please bring your fully charged smartphone to this class, Android operating system only. 22584 Jan. 13 22586 Feb. 10 • Mon., 9-11 a.m. • ACAA • $16 ($13 Resident)

SMARTPHONE BASICS-APPLE

Learn tricks to help operate your smartphone more effectively. Class topics include making calls, creating a contact list, connecting to Wi-Fi, taking & sending photos, email & social media & using apps. Please bring your fully charged smartphone to this class, Apple operating system only. 22591 Jan. 15 22592 Feb. 12 • Wed., 9-11 a.m. • ACAA • $16 ($13 Resident)

BRIDGE

Bridge is one of the world's most popular card games. Challenge your mind as you learn this game.

BRIDGE FOR PLAY

Brush up on some of the 21st century conventions, learn some new techniques by playing with different players & asking questions about various hands as they come up. A comfortable environment if you’ve been away from playing for a while, or if you need some direction on curing bad habits. 21088 Jan. 8-Feb. 12 • Wed., 10 a.m.-noon • ACAA • $53 ($42 Resident)

BIDDING & RESPONSE II

Learn the advantages of bidding, how to lead in trump & no trump, watch for signals, discern interferences & more! 21089 Jan. 8-Feb. 12 • Wed., 1-3 p.m. • ACAA • $53 ($42 Resident)

MAH JONGG

Learn to play mahjong or refresh your skills. Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy & calculation. It also involves a certain degree of chance. Take the class, meet new friends, & play at the ACAA! Student may need to purchase annual game card. 21090 Jan. 16-Feb. 20 • Thu., 1-3 p.m. • $58 ($46 Resident) • Karen Willner

SPANISH

Emphasis on the perfecting pronunciation, mastery of basic grammatical structures & increased communication proficiency. *Purchase required text book at Barnes & Noble or online and & bring to the first class. All Spanish Classes held at the Aurora Center for Active Adults.

SPANISH - BEGINNER

This class level will introduce the language, alphabet, colors, basic greetings, foods & culture. No prior experience necessary. *Required text: Spanish in Ten Minutes a Day (ISBN #: 978-1-931873-30-7) 21092 Dec. 7-Jan. 18 (No class Dec. 28) 21093 Jan. 25-Feb. 29 • Sat., 8-10 a.m. • $75 ($60 Resident)

SPANISH - INTERMEDIATE

This class level will provide instruction on proper Spanish grammar including how to conjugate verbs & distinguish between nouns & pronouns. *Required text: Spanish Now! (ISBN-13:978-0-4380-7523-5) 21095 Dec. 7-Jan. 18 (No class Dec. 28) 21098 Jan. 25-Feb. 29 • Sat., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • $75 ($60 Resident)

SPANISH - ADVANCED

This class level will promote a conversational Spanish style of learning amongst classmates, while delving further into the culture of Spanish speaking countries.* Required text: Spanish Conversation (ISBN 978-1-259-58637-8) 21100 Dec. 7-Jan. 18 (No class Dec. 28) 21101 Jan. 25-Feb. 29 • Sat., 1-3 p.m. • ACAA • $75 ($60 Resident)

SIGN LANGUAGE*

Expose yourself to a whole new way of communicating through sign language. This class will teach basic concepts & encourage conversation. * Recommended Text: Signing Made Easy by Rod R. Butterworth & Mickey Flodin. (ISBN: 0399514902) 21102 Jan. 23-Feb. 27 • Thu., 6-7:30 p.m. • ACAA • $75 ($60 Resident)

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lifetime | learning ESL- ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE*

This class will focus on improving English vocabulary & grammar. Students will learn to create clear sentences in speaking & writing. Through conversation, students will also practice pronunciation of the vocabulary they learn. *Recommended Textbook: Oxford Picture Dictionary Third Edition: Monolingual Dictionary ISBN#: 13:978-0194505291. 21167 Jan. 25-Feb. 29 • Sat., 10 a.m.-noon • ACAA • $75 ($60 Resident)

BASIC ARABIC

Explore basic conjugation, phrases, pronunciation, learn culture, traditions, dress & enjoy music & photos from the Middle East. Call 303.739.7961 for recommended book prior to class start. 21932 Jan. 25-Feb. 29 • Sat., 1:30-3:30 p.m. • $75 ($60 Resident)

MEDITATION MEDITATE ANYWHERE

Learn to meditate anywhere, anytime, release thoughts that burden you & rob you of energy. This class will aid in calming & lifting your spirit allowing gentle way to learn to let go. 21170 Dec. 4-Jan. 22 • No class Dec. 25 or Jan. 1 21171 Jan. 29-Feb. 26* • Wed., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • ACAA • $30 ($24 Resident) • $25 ($20 Resident) Reduced fee-5 classes*

AROMATHERAPY

Join Candice McClay to learn how aromatherapy can benefit wellness in a myriad of ways. Candice is an Herbalist & Aromatherapist & perused her love of plants & essential oils to attain a degree in Integrative Healthcare, followed by an immersion course in advanced herbalism from the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism.

AROMATHERAPY GIFT MAKING FOR KIDS

Ages 8 & older

Create three handmade aromatherapy products infused with essential oils to keep themselves or give as gifts-just in time for the holidays! The participants receive instruction on use of essential oils & will decorate & wrap their handmade items. 21172 Dec. 11 • Wed., 6-7:30 p.m. • Central • $38 ($30 Resident)

AROMATIC BATH SALTS

Customize your own bath or foot soaks with herbs & essential oils for a relaxing experience. We'll discuss how to safely use essential oils & how they benefit our mind & body. 21173 Jan. 15 • Wed., 6-7:30 p.m. • Central • $16 ($13 Resident)

AROMATHERAPY SPRITZERS

Spritzers are a great way to utilize aromatherapy on the go! Make a spritzer to that will refresh & energize at your desk, in the car & at home! Topics will review safety, blending techniques & emotional benefits. 21174 Feb. 19 • Wed., 6-7:30 p.m. • Central • $16 ($13 Resident)

LINE DANCE SOCIAL

Enjoy an afternoon of line dancing. Two separate rooms available to accommodate beginners & more advanced dancers. Light refreshments served. 22327 Jan. 25 • Sat., noon-3 p.m. • $12 • Pre-registration required, call 303.739.7950. • Central Recreation Center

INTRO TO LINE DANCING

Learn popular basic steps used in line dance. 22325 Jan. 9-Feb. 27 • Thu., 10:45-11:45 a.m. • $42 ($32 Resident) • ACAA

REAL ESTATE FUNDAMENTALS OF REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

Discover an analytical approach to real estate investing & how to own a portfolio of income properties. Determine effective ways to build wealth, increase cash flow, pay fewer taxes, conduct financial analysis, gain knowledge on 1031 exchanges & eliminate management to increase profit. $20 materials fee due at class start to instructor. 21179 Jan. 29 • $25 ($20 Resident) • Wed., 5:30-7:30 p.m. • ACAA

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Explore topics regarding the purchase of a property. Management duties can be complex & it all starts with the selection process & a well prepared, attractive home. Gain insight into securing a good tenant while ensuring an easy and profitable process. $20 materials fee due at class start to instructor. 21185 Feb. 26 • Wed., 5:30-7:30 p.m. • $25 ($20 Resident) • ACAA

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martial arts | it's self defense GRACIE JIU-JITSU AT MEADOWOOD GRACIE BULLY PROOF

Don't let bullies take away your child's quality of life & happiness. Ages 5-8 Dec. 2-30* • Jan. 6-29 • Feb. 3-26 • M/W, 5:30-6:30 p.m. • Sat., 8-10 a.m. (Open Mat-Advanced Kids, Invitation Only) Ages 5-8 Dec. 3-26* • Jan. 2-30 • Feb. 4-27 • T/TH, 5:30-6:30 p.m. • Sat., 8-10 a.m. (Open Mat- Advanced Kids, Invitation Only)

GRACIE JIU-JITSU AT CENTRAL GRACIE BULLY PROOF Ages 9-12 Don't let bullies take away your child's quality of life & happiness. Dec. 3-26* • Jan. 2-30 • Feb. 4-27 • T/TH, 5:30-6:30 p.m. • $99 • $75** • Please call 720.737.0420 or check

Ages 9-12 Dec. 4-27* • Jan. 3-31 • Feb. 5-28 • W/F, 5:30-6:30 p.m. • Sat., 8-10 a.m. (Open Mat- Advanced Kids, Invitation Only) • $99 • $75* • Please call 720.737.0420 or check GracieJiuJitsuAurora.com to register & for availability status. Due to the high-demand of these classes, some are often full & registrants may be added to the waiting list.

GracieJiuJitsuAurora.com to register & for

COMBATIVES

21312 Dec. 3-26*

Ages 13 & older

Students learn the 36 most important techniques in a fun, safe & cooperative training environment. 21279 Dec. 2-30* 21296 Jan. 3-31 21302 Feb. 3-28 • M/W/F, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Sat., 8-10 a.m. (Open Mat Drilling) • $130 • $97.50* • $20 drop-in

availability status. Due to the high-demand of these classes, some are often full & registrants may be added to the waiting list.

COMBATIVES Ages 13 & older

Students learn the 36 most important techniques in a fun, safe & cooperative training environment. 21272 Jan. 2-30 21269 Feb. 4-27

• T/TH, 6:30-7:30 p.m. • $110 • $82.50* • $20 drop-in

WOMEN EMPOWERED Ages 13 & older

MASTER CYCLE

Women Empowered is the official Gracie

Hundreds of advanced techniques are organized into a clearly defined, systematic curriculum. Must successfully complete the skills of Combatives class or have director approval prior. Equivalent to a martial arts blue belt level of skill. Attendance in this class requires completion of the Combatives program and/or invitation from the head coach. 21327 Dec. 2-30* 21322 Jan. 3-31 21337 Feb. 3-28 • M/W/F, 7:30-8:30 p.m. • Sat., 8-10 a.m. (Open Mat Drilling) • $150 • $112.50* • $20 drop-in

the techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).

Ages 15 & older

self-defense program for women based on In this 15-lesson program, we will teach you how to neutralize the 20 most common attacks ranging from having your hair grabbed to being pinned to the ground by a weapon-bearing assailant. 21355 Dec. 6-27* 21308 Jan. 3-31 21374 Feb. 7-28

• Fri., 6:30-7:30 p.m. • $65 • $48.75*

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martial arts | it's self defense INTRO TO TAEKWONDO

An introduction for students of all ages & their families to the Taekwondo program. This class must be completed or permission given by the instructors before the student can move onto other classes in the Taekwondo program.

BECK RECREATION CENTER Ages 2 ½-6 21351 Jan. 6-27 21307 Feb. 3-March 2 • Mon., 6-6:30 p.m. 21324 Jan. 4-25 21373 Feb. 1-22 • Sat., 9-9:30 p.m. • $31 ($25 Resident) Ages 7 & older 21311 Jan. 6-27 21304 Feb. 3-March 2 • Mon., 6:45-7:15 p.m. 21315 Jan. 4-25 21354 Feb. 1-22 • Sat., 10-10:30 p.m. • $31 ($25 Resident)

TAEKWONDO

This popular Korean Martial art form is a blend of punches, fighting movement, & spinning kicks. All classes are taught in small groups to maximize learning & provide more individual attention. Protective gear will be required for all sparring activities. Students are encouraged to go at their own pace & are progressed as skills are mastered. Uniforms are optional & are available for purchase. Belt testing is also optional and requires affordable additional fees. All students must complete the Intro to Taekwondo sessions before registering for any Taekwondo class, unless prior martial arts experience. For a 10% 2x/ week discount you must register at 303.326.8650.

BECK RECREATION CENTER Ages 2 ½-6 (Beginner) 21449 Dec. 2-16* 21448 Jan. 6-27* 21450 Feb. 3-24* • Mon., 5:30-6 p.m. 22885 Dec. 4-18* 21273 Jan. 8-29 21360 Feb. 5-26 • Wed., 5:30-6 p.m. 21268 Dec. 7-21* 21298 Jan. 4-25 21283 Feb. 1-29 • Sat., 8:30-9 a.m. • $23 ($18 Resident) • $18 ($14 Resident)*

Ages 4-6 (Intermediate) 21310 Dec. 2-16* 21274 Jan. 6-27* 21323 Feb. 3-24* • Mon., 5:30-6 p.m. 21343 Dec. 4-18 21286 Jan. 8-29 21338 Feb. 5-26 • Wed., 6-6:45 p.m. 21329 Dec. 7-21 21313 Jan. 4-25 21292 Feb. 1-29 • Sat., 9-9:45 a.m. • $23 ($18 Resident) • $18 ($14 Resident)* Ages 7 & older (Beginner) 21267 Dec. 2-16* 21275 Jan. 6-27* 21271 Feb. 3-24* • Mon., 5:30-6:30 p.m. 21341 Dec. 4-18 21330 Jan. 8-29 21340 Feb. 5-26 • Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m. 21318 Dec. 7-21 21320 Jan. 4-25 21345 Feb. 1-29 • Sat., 9-10 a.m. • $46 ($36 Resident) Ages 7 & older (Intermediate) 21290 Dec. 2-16* 21314 Jan. 6-27* 21282 Feb. 3-24* • Mon., 6:30-8 p.m. 21349 Dec. 4-18 21368 Jan. 8-29 21348 Feb. 5-26 • Wed., 6:30-8 p.m. 21266 Dec. 7-21 21316 Jan. 4-25 21270 Feb. 1-29 • Sat., 10-11:15 a.m. • $46 ($36 Resident) • $34 ($27 Resident)* Ages 10 & older (Advanced) 21281 Dec. 2-16* 21265 Jan. 6-27* 21367 Feb. 3-24* • Mon., 7-8:30 p.m. 21362 Dec. 4-18 21289 Jan. 8-29 21361 Feb. 5-26 • Wed., 7-8:30 p.m. 21301 Dec. 7-21 21280 Jan. 4-25 21375 Feb. 1-29 • Sat., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • $46 ($36 Resident) • $34 ($27 Resident)*

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martial arts | it's self defense CENTRAL RECREATION CENTER

Ages 10 & older (Advanced)

ADAPTIVE TAEKWONDO

Ages 7 & older

21372 Dec. 6-20* 21364 Jan. 3-31 21339 Feb. 7-28 • Fri., 5:30-7 p.m. • $46 ($36 Resident) • $34 ($27 Resident)*

Enhance & develop self-esteem, balance, motor coordination, focus & social skills. Lead by black belts from Maum Sin Yong, with assistance & adaptations made by Therapeutic Recreation staff members. For more information, call 303.326.8410

SELF DEFENSE FOR KIDS

Ages 5-14

Learn awareness skills & physical maneuvers to get away from dangerous strangers. You will practice these skills in a mock attack/abduction drill at the end. Your "attacker" will be wearing a padded suit so you can fight back like it was the real thing. 22903 Jan. 11-25 • Sat., 1-3 p.m. • Beck • $42 ($35 Resident)

WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE WORKSHOP

Ages 12 & older

Practical hands on instruction that can be worked on together in class & at home! Some ground fighting skills will be introduced. Course ends with mock attack & fight back with padded "attacker". 21370 Jan. 4 • Sat., 1-4 p.m. • $63 ($50 Resident) • Beck

FAMILY TAEKWONDO

This popular Korean Martial arts form means: "way of hands &feet" &is a blend of punches, fighting movement, & spinning kicks. All classes are taught in small groups to maximize learning & provide more individual attention. Protective gear is required for all sparring activities. Students are encouraged to go at their own pace & are progressed as skills are mastered. Directed by Karen Kramer, owner of Maum Sin Yong, Inc. Uniforms are optional & are available for purchase. Belt testing is also optional & requires affordable additional fees. *All students must complete the Intro to Taekwondo sessions before registering for any Taekwondo class, unless prior martial arts experience.* Ages 6 & older

MEADOWOOD Beginner 21342 Dec. 3-19* 21319 Jan. 2-30 21295 Feb. 4-27 • T/TH, 6:45-7:45 p.m.

Intermediate/Advanced 21377 Dec. 3-19* 21333 Jan. 2-30 21344 Feb. 4-27 • T/TH, 7:45-8:45 p.m.

MOORHEAD Beginner 21376 Dec. 3-19* 21331 Jan. 2-30 21346 Feb. 4-27 • T/TH, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced 21300 Dec. 3-19* 21371 Jan. 2-30 21350 Feb. 4-27 • T/TH, 7:15-8:45 p.m. • $65 ($50 Resident) Single • $45 ($36 Resident) Single* • $10 for each additional member • $7.50 for each additional member*

KARATE

Learn the way of Goju ryu Karate, one of the original styles of Okinawa. In this class you will learn the techniques, katas (forms) & stretching routines of this art. This class is more relaxed than Sensei Miyagi would have taught it. We combine the sharing of thoughts with a little humor & hard work. Come & be a part of our family! There will be additional, affordable charges for testing.

BECK RECREATION CENTER Ages 6-16 (All Levels) 21293 Dec. 3-31 21306 Jan. 2-30 21297 Feb. 4-27 • T/TH, 4:30-6 p.m. • $39 ($30 Resident)

CENTRAL RECREATION CENTER Ages 6-16 (All Levels) 21369 Dec. 7-28 21276 Jan. 4-25 21325 Feb. 1-29 • Sat., 10:30 a.m.-noon • $23 ($18 Resident)

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music | cultural arts Beginners Ages 16 & Older 22705 Jan. 11-Feb. 15

Partially Funded by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

MUSIC

Bring your guitar. Keyboards are provided in class but students should have a keyboard or piano at home.

PIANO & KEYBOARD

Beginners learn the basics of reading music & playing simple songs using electronic keyboards. Continuing & Intermediate has emphasis playing with both hands & reading music. Students must take a beginners class before taking continuing or intermediate. Beginners Ages 7-13 22692 Jan. 7-Feb. 11

• Tue., 6:30-7:15 p.m. 21427 Jan. 10-Feb. 14

• Fri., 5-5:45 p.m. Continuing Ages 7-13 22697 Jan. 7-Feb. 11

• Tue., 7:15-8 p.m.

• Sat., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Intermediate Ages 16 & Older 22708 Jan. 11-Feb. 15

• Sat., 11:15 a.m.-noon • $91 ($74 Resident) • Aurora Central Library Cultural Services Studio, 2nd Floor

GUITAR

Basic skills & chords provide the groundwork for singing & playing together. Bring your guitar. • $84 ($68 Resident) Ages 8-12 22718 6-6:45 p.m.

Ages 13 & older 22724 7-7:45 p.m.

• Mon., Jan. 6-Feb. 24 • No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17 • Aurora Central Library, Small Community Room Ages 6-8 22712 9:30-10:15 a.m.

Ages 8-12

21428 Jan. 10-Feb. 14

22715, 10:15-11 a.m.

• Fri., 6-6:45 p.m.

Ages 13 & older

Continuing Ages 10-15

22723 11 a.m.-noon

22700 Jan. 11-Feb. 15

• Sat., Jan. 11-Feb. 15

• Sat., 9:30-10:15 a.m.

• Meadowood

nature | discover aurora's nature COMMUNITY NATURALIST PROGRAMS CELEBRATE YOUR CHILD’S BIRTHDAY IN NATURE

Ages 4-12

Celebrate your child’s birthday at Morrison Nature Center or Senac Creek Nature Center. Nature parties accommodate up to 20 kids & feature your child’s favorite local nature topics through fun games, educational activities & discovery time on the trail. • $85 for up to 3 hours including set up & clean up.

BOY & GIRL SCOUT PROGRAMS

Our naturalist-led programs connect scouts to the natural world. Programs meet requirements for some badges, including the Cub Scout World Conservation Award & some Brownie & Daisy Journeys. • $2 per scout fee & a $20 deposit when the program is scheduled.

COMMUNITY & MEET-UP GROUPS

Need a guest speaker for your garden club, HOA meeting, Rotary or other professional or social group? Aurora naturalists offer engaging & relevant presentations on topics people love to learn about & discuss. Programs take place at any of our nature centers, open space areas or at your facility. • $25

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nature | discover aurora's nature CALLING EXPERIENCED BIRDERS!

OWL NIGHT HIKE

If you enjoy birding & are confident with

All Ages

your identification, we need you! We are

Whoooo are the earliest nesters in Aurora? Great horned owls! Join us for an evening walk to look & listen for these majestic creatures as they call for & court each other at Star K Ranch.

looking to start consistent bird counts at various open spaces in Aurora. If this opportunity interests you, contact Fendi Despres at fdespres@AuroraGov.org

MORRISON NATURE CENTER AT STAR K RANCH STAR K KIDS Ages 5 & younger

Discover Aurora’s true nature through puppets, interactive activities & discovery time on the trail. No registration required. • Every Thu., 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.

JR RANGERS Ages 6-12

Learn about Aurora’s true nature as you explore some of its beautiful open spaces. Wildlife Adaptations In Winter

22621 Dec. 7 • Sat., 5-6:30 p.m. • $2 per person, ages 2 & under free

THE MATING GAME Ages 18 & older

Who’s mating, who’s courting, & who’s already having kids? Join us for an entertaining program about how single wild creatures in Aurora find a mate or two! 22626 Feb. 8 • Sat., 6-7:30 p.m.

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.

LITTLE NATURALISTS

22513 Dec. 8

• Sun., 1:30-3 p.m.

Ages 5 & younger

TO FEED OR NOT TO FEED?

Join us with your little ones for puppets, interactive activities & discovery time on the trail at the Aurora Reservoir. No registration required. • Every Fri., 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Ages 8 & older

With the cold winter weather upon us, it is tempting to feel sorry for our wild neighbors & their ability to find enough food through the winter. Get advice while diving into the policies & research associated with wildlife feeding. 22636 Feb. 1

JR RANGERS Ages 6-12

Learn about Aurora’s true nature as you explore some of its beautiful open spaces. Winter Solstice

• Sat., 10-11 a.m.

22509 Jan. 12 • Sun., 1:30-3 p.m.

COYOTE TALES Ages 8 & older

WINTER NATURE FUN

Coyotes are unique animals that have

Ages 8-12 & inclusive to all abilities.

adapted to living among humans quite

Join us for one, two, or all three fun-filled days of winter survival, animal tracking & more! Bring snacks, a water bottle & dress to be outdoors.

successfully. In addition to walking the Star K Ranch trails looking for signs of coyotes, we will spend the morning learning about their role within ecosystems as well as the history & cultural significance of this Aurora resident. 22642 Feb. 22

• Sat., 9-10:30 a.m.

22524 Mon., Dec. 30 Tue., Dec. 31 Thu., Jan. 2 • 9 a.m.–noon • $10 per child per day

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nature | discover aurora's nature FULL MOON HIKE

Ages 8 & older

Discover Aurora's true nature under the light of the full moon & learn a little about its history with this guided nature hike. Wolf Moon 22522 Jan. 10 • Fri., 4:30-5:30 p.m.

MORNING BIRD WALK

Ages 8 & older

Join us to see what birds are out & about. 22525 Dec. 14 • Sat., 8:30-10 a.m.

WINTER’S COOL CREATURES

Ages 2 & older

Aurora is home to some cool wildlife! Just how cool are they? Enjoy the morning learning how our wildlife prepares for winter, investigate their pelts & skulls & hear amazing stories about their unique behaviors & adaptations. 22624 Jan. 25 • Sat., 10-11:30 a.m.

PLAINS CONSERVATION CENTER

Registration for these events & more are on the Denver Botanic Gardens website: BotanicGardens.org, click education; registration; Plains Conservation Center.

PRAIRIE WAGON RIDES WITH SANTA

All ages

Get in the mood for the holidays with a wagon ride next to Santa! Enjoy crafts, snacks & discover Aurora’s true nature on the prairie. Registration required, time slots available upon registration. • Dec. 14 & 15 • Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.–3 p.m. • $10/ per person

ASTRONOMY NIGHTS

Ages 6 & older

Join us to learn about the night sky through a scientific presentation, mythology & folklore of the stars. • $8 per person, ages 2 & under free Secrets Of Star Clusters The study of open & globular star clusters is key to determining the age of the Universe & the life cycle of stars. • Dec. 13 • Fri., 6-8 p.m. The Moon What do we know about the Moon & how do we know it. Why is it essential to human life on Earth? • Jan. 3 • Fri., 6-8 p.m.

Mars -The Red Planet Myths & speculation about Mars compared with what we actually now know. Should humans visit it? • Feb. 7 • Fri., 6-8 p.m.

JR RANGERS Ages 6-12

Learn about Aurora’s true nature as you explore some of its beautiful open spaces. Wonders Of Weather Discover the weather on Aurora’s prairie through fun activities & a wagon ride. • Feb. 9 • Sun., 1:30-3 p.m. • $8/ per person

WINTER SOLSTICE WALK Ages 8 & older

The winter solstice is a day of celebrating the knowledge that longer days are on the way! Welcome this celebration with an early morning walk to watch the sun rise on the shortest day of the year. • Dec. 21 • Sat., 6:30-8 a.m. • $8 per person, ages 2 & under free

WINTER PRAIRIE CAMPFIRE; STORIES OF SURVIVAL Ages 2 & older

Hear survival stories of the people & wildlife of the prairie while drinking hot cocoa & enjoying s’mores around the fire! • Jan. 17 • Fri., 6 p.m. • $8 per person, ages 2 & under free

PRAIRIE BIRDING Ages 6 & older

Enjoy the open prairie & it’s diversity of plant & animal life as you search for resident birds. Whether you are new to birding or a seasoned pro, this is a great opportunity to meet other bird enthusiasts. • Dec. 8 • Sun., 9-10:30 a.m. • $5 per person

FULL MOON HIKES Ages 8 & older

Discover Aurora’s true nature under the light of the full moon & learn a little about its history with this guided nature hike. Snow Moon • Feb. 9 • Sun., 5-6 p.m. • $5 per person

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nature | discover aurora's nature WOMEN OF THE PLAINS

CHILDREN’S BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Ages 12 & older

Party packages include a guided program

Women of all backgrounds have been virtually absent from the history of the American West. Join us for a presentation, a trip to the sod village & tipi camp for stories about the daily lives & historical contributions of women on the plains while participating in some of the tasks that made them indispensable. • Jan. 12 • Sun., noon-2 p.m. • $10 per person

or activity for the birthday child & his or

PLAINS CONSERVATION CENTER WAGON TOUR All ages

Get to know the prairie in a whole new way. On our ride across the plains, participants watch for wildlife in the landscape. With stops at the sod homes & tipi camp, your group will experience what it was like to be a homesteader & a Plains Native American living on the prairie in the 1800s. NEW! Afternoon/evening tour: refer to the calendar at catalog.botanicgardens. org for seasonally adjusted times & to register. • Select Sat., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • $10 per person

PRAIRIE HOMESTEAD SELF-GUIDED TOUR All ages

Join us at the Plains Conservation Center for a self-guided tour of our historical sod village & tipis. Immerse yourself in a replication of a 1880s prairie homestead village with authentic artifacts & depending on the season, real farm animals. Available during open hours, depending on programming. • $3 per person

SCOUTS ON THE PRAIRIE

We offer customizable scout programs that can be scheduled after school or on weekends on topics that include the Center’s Sod Homestead, Cheyenne Camp & Prairie Ecology topics. These programs can be used to fulfill many different Girl Scout badges! Most programs are available year-round & advance reservations are required for all Scout Programs. Please email PccInfo@ BotanicGardens.org for more information.

her friends. We provide everything you need to make your party a success, while minimizing impact on our environment by using sustainable, conservation minded products. All you need to bring is your child’s favorite food. Please email PccInfo@ BotanicGardens.org for more information on our party packages.

OPEN SPACE PROGRAMS FULL MOON HIKE Ages 8 & older

Discover Aurora’s true nature under the light of the full moon & learn a little about its history with this guided nature hike. Cold Moon 22520 Dec. 11

• Wed., 5-6:30 p.m. • Pronghorn Natural Area

MORNING BIRD WALKS Ages 8 & older

Join us to see what birds are out & about. 22529 Jan. 11

• Sat., 8:30-10 a.m. • Coal Creek Arena 22533 Feb. 8

• Sat., 8:30-10 a.m. • Sand Creek Park

NATURE HISTORY SERIES Ages 18 & older

Appreciate the important roles topography, plants & animals play in our environment & how they have influenced history & culture with this guided hike. • Sun., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Devastation Of The Dust Bowl 22546 Dec. 1

• Pronghorn Natural Area The Lasting Effects Of The Hayman Fire 22547 Jan. 5

• Ponderosa Preserve History Of The Highline Canal 22548 Feb. 2

• Triple Creek Trailhead

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outdoor | recreation SNOWSHOES

SKI VAN

For detailed information about

Have a hassle-free ride as one of our

snowshoeing trips, see the Day Tripper

drivers brings you to the ski slopes for the

newsletter or view online at AuroraGov.

day. Lift ticket not included.

org/Recreation, click on adults 50+. Call

Winter Park

303.739.7950 to have one mailed to you.

22102 Jan. 19

New snowshoe participants are required

• Leaves from ACAA

to fill out a snowshoe/hiking readiness assessment form & return it at least one week prior to your first snowshoe. Destinations may be subject to change. Dream Lake 22091 Jan. 7

Copper Mountain 22103 Feb. 9 • Leaves from Central Recreation Center Breckenridge 22104 Feb. 23 • Leaves from ACAA

Echo Lake

• Sun., 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

22095 Jan. 14

• Return time approximate

Caribou Ranch

• $56 ($45 Resident)

22096 Jan. 28

AURORA RESERVOIR-NO OFF SEASON

Bierdstadt Lake 22097 Feb. 4 Prospect Canyon 22098 Feb. 11

Did you know the Aurora Reservoir is open year-round? Grab your fishing pole, lace up your running or walking shoes

Sprague Lake

or bring some binoculars to enjoy the

22099 Feb. 18

nearly 8 mile loop around the reservoir,

• Tue., 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

the various wildlife spottings or even

• Return time approximate

catch a variety of fish! For more info, visit

• $34 ($26 Resident)

AuroraGov.org/Reservoirs. Photo taken during an outdoor recreation snowshoe trip in 2019.

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pottery | cultural arts ALL LEVELS

BICENTENNIAL ART CENTER HOURS

M/T/W, 8:30 a.m.-noon & 1-8 p.m. Thu., 1-8 p.m. Fri., 8:30 a.m.-noon & 1-5 p.m. Sat., 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

All classes are held at Bicentennial Art Center unless noted. Students must wear closed toe shoes.

KIDS & YOUTH

A waiver must be signed by participant’s parent/guardian prior to each class.

INTERMEDIATE

WINTER CREATIONS

Ages 6-9

Create winter themed critters from clay & paint! Wear old clothes. 21443 Jan. 15-29 • Wed., 5-6 p.m. • $36 ($29 Resident)

ART TO EAT ON

Ages 6-9

Hand build your own functional dinnerware out of clay. 21442 Feb. 5-19 • Wed., 5-6 p.m. • $36 ($29 Resident)

POTTERY FOR TEENS

Ages 10-15

Give your child an opportunity to express themselves through the art of clay using texture, handbuilding techniques and throwing on a potter’s wheel. The instructor will help students build an understanding of clay manipulation & glazing application. 21444 Jan. 14-Feb. 18 • Tue., 5-6:30 p.m. • $61 ($49 Resident)

TEENS & ADULTS Ages 16 & older

(CLAY & FIRING FEES ARE SEPARATE)

BEGINNING POTTERY

This mixed level class is perfect for beginners looking to get a handle on basic throwing techniques & for intermediate or advanced potters wanting to work on more complex projects. 21104 Jan. 6-Feb. 24 • Mon., 1-4 p.m. 21105 Jan. 6-Feb. 24 • Mon., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 21103 Jan. 14-Feb. 18 • Tue., 9 a.m.-noon • $93 ($74 Resident) • No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

Start an adventure into the world of pottery with a beginning pottery class! Learn the fundamental wheel-working skills of throwing on a potter's wheel & discover the many stress-relieving benefits of working with clay. Supply fee is $20-35. 21094 Jan. 14-Feb. 18 • Tue., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 21096 Jan. 15-Feb. 19 • Wed., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 21097 Jan. 16-Feb. 20 • Thu., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 21099 Jan. 18-Feb. 22 • Sat., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • $93 ($74 Resident)

Students learn to refine their wheelthrowing technique, with emphasis on enhancing the thrown form, function & how to master their skills with their own creative style. Must have prior throwing experience, plus a basic knowledge of handbuilding is recommended. Instructor reserves the right to move students to another class if they do not meet experience requirements. 21078 Jan. 18-Feb. 22 • Sat., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • $93 ($74 Resident)

ADVANCED POTTERY

This class is for students who have mastered the basics of wheel throwing & wish to expand their technical skills. Learn what you need to develop your own unique style. Instructor reserves the right to move students to another class if they do not meet experience requirements. 20896 Jan. 16-Feb. 20 • Thu., 6:30-9:30 p.m. • $93 ($74 Resident)

HANDBUILDING

Find your inner creativity through the aspects of pinch, coil & soft slab construction. All levels of experience welcome. 21079 Jan. 14-Feb. 18 • Tue., 1-4 p.m. 21080 Jan. 15-Feb. 19 • Wed., 1-4 p.m. • $93 ($74 Resident)

DATE NIGHT IN CLAY

Join us in the pottery studio for an evening of handbuilding. Students will make one or two pieces that they can pick up after being fired. The fee covers both students who are coming to this class. 21081 Jan. 17 21082 Feb. 7 • Fri., 6:30-8:30 p.m. • $60 ($48 Resident)

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preschool | explore, play, learn CITY OF AURORA

PRESCHOOL CLASSES A STATE OF COLORADO LICENSED PROGRAM

August 26, 2019 through week of May 18, 2020. Once enrolled, your child remains in the program if tuition payment is received by the 20th of preceding month.

KINDERKIDS

Entering Kindergarten 8/20 Age 4 by 10/1/19

LOWRY

● M/W/F, 8:45-11:30 a.m. ● M-TH, 8:45-11:30 a.m. ● Fri., 8:45-11:30 a.m

MEADOWOOD ● M/W/F, 8:15-11:15 a.m. ● M/W/F, 11:45 a.m. 2:45 p.m. ● T/TH, 8:15-11:15 a.m. ● T/TH, 11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. ● M-F, 8:15-11:15 a.m. ● M-F, 11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

VILLAGE GREEN ● M/W/F, 8:15-11:15 a.m. ● T/TH, 8:15-11:15 a.m. ● M-F, 8:15-11:15 a.m.

TODDLING TOTS Age 2½ by 8/26/19

MEADOWOOD ● M/W, 8:30-11 a.m. ● T/TH, 8:30-11 a.m.

TINY TOTS

Age 3 by 10/1/19

LOWRY

● T/TH, 8:45-11:30 a.m. ● Fri., 8:45-11:30 a.m.

MONTHLY PRICES FOR CLASSES $78 ($62 Res.) 1 x wk./2½ hrs. $85 ($68 Res.) 1 x wk./2¾ hrs.

MEADOWOOD

$124 ($99 Res.) 2 x wk./2 hrs.

● M/W/F, 8:45-11:15 a.m. ● M/W/F, 12-2:30 p.m ● T/TH, 8:45-11:15 a.m. ● T/TH, 12-2:30 p.m. ● M-F, 8:45-11:15 a.m. ● M-F, 12-2:30 p.m

$154 ($123 Res.) 2 x wk./2½ hrs.

VILLAGE GREEN

$231 ($185 Res.) 3 x wk./2½ hrs.

● M/W/F, 8:15-11 a.m. ● M-F, 8:15-11 a.m. ● T/TH, 8:15-11 a.m.

$255 ($204 Res.) 3 x wk./2¾ hrs.

COMBO CLASS BECK PRESCHOOL (Ages 3 & 4 by 10/1/19) • M/W, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. • M/W, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. • T/TH, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. • T/TH, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. • Fri., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. • Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

SUMMER VALLEY

(Ages 3 & 4 by 10/1/19) • M-Th 8:15-11 a.m.

Please call the preschool program of interest for additional options

$170 ($136 Res) 2 x wk./2¾ hrs. $185 ($148 Res.) 2 x wk./3 hrs. $185 ($148 Res.) 3 wk./2 hrs.

$278 ($222 Res.) 3 x wk./3 hrs. $243 ($194 Res.) 4 x wk./2 hrs. $303 ($242 Res.) 4 x wk./2½ hrs. $334 ($267 Res.) 4 x wk./2¾ hrs. $364 ($291 Res.) 4 x wk./3 hrs. $303 ($242 Res.) 5 x wk./2 hrs. $379 ($303 Res.) 5 x wk./2½ hrs. $455 ($364 Res.) 5 x wk./3 hrs. $121 ($97 Res.) 1 x wk./4 hrs. $243 ($194 Res.) 2 x wk./4 hrs. $198 ($158 Res.) 1 x wk./6½ hrs. $394 ($315 Res.) 2 x wk./6½ hrs.

Beck • 303.739.6878 • 800 Telluride St. Lowry • 303.326.8328 • 1016 Boston St. #880 Meadowood • 303.326.8304 • 3054 S. Laredo St. Summer Valley • 303.326.8676 • 17400 E. Lehigh Place Village Green • 303.326.8640 • 1300 S. Chambers Circle

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preschool | explore, play, learn MEADOWOOD PRESCHOOL

Love Is In The Air

PARENT/TOT ADVENTURES

friends & family! Make a Valentine's Day

Create amazing Valentine's Day gifts for

Ages 18-30 months by 10/1/19

Child is accompanied by parent/caregiver. Parents will learn alongside their child as the teacher models meaningful & age appropriate activities & skills. 22128 Dec. 6, 13, 20 22130 Jan. 3, 10, 17 22130 Feb. 7, 14, 21 • Fri., 9-11 a.m. • $55 ($44 Resident)

FRI-YAY! IT’S FRIDAY

Ages 2 1/2-3 years (child only)

Children will enjoy fun crafts, activities in a classroom setting. 22124 Dec. 6, 13, 20 22125 Jan. 3, 10, 17 22127 Feb. 7, 14, 21 • Fri., 12:30-2:30 p.m. • $55 ($44 Resident)

TUESDAY ADVENTURES

Ages 3-6 years (child only)

A time of fun; making crafts & storybook adventures. The Giving Tree Learn about the joys of giving & helping others. A month of fun crafts & activities to share with friends & family. 21951 Dec. 3, 10, 17 Frozen Fun Learn about arctic animals, the science of snowflakes & winter sports! 21952 Jan. 7, 14, 21

mailbox to use during our class party. 21953 Feb. 4, 11, 18

• $55 ($44 Resident) • Tue., 12:30-2:30 p.m.

VILLAGE GREEN PRESCHOOL FANTASTIC FRIDAYS – STORY TIME WITH STEAM Ages 3-5 years, child only.

Join us as we use STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) to inspire creativity, collaboration, communication & critical thinking through children’s literature. Bring a healthy snack & water bottle. 21865 Dec. 6-20* 21867 Jan. 10-31 21868 Feb. 7-28

• Fri., 9-11:30 a.m. • $68 ($54 Resident)* • $90 ($72 Resident) Photo taken at Lowry Preschool

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senior | services WELCOME COFFEE

ALZHEIMER’S EDUCATION

Enjoy light refreshments while learning

Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association

about the valuable programs & services

Each month various topics related to

offered at the Aurora Center for Active

Alzheimer’s disease are discussed.

Adults.

Effective Communication Strategies

21186 Jan. 17

• Fri., 9:30 a.m. • Free, registration required.

HOLIDAY SOCIAL Bring in the holidays at the Aurora Center for Active Adults with refreshments and music from the chorale group of Aurora Central High School. 21247 Dec. 10

• Tue., 12:30 p.m. • Free, registration required.

VALENTINE SPECIAL Join the Aurora Center for Active Adults for some refreshments & a live show by our very own Seniors '88 performers! 21249 Feb. 13

Teaches caregivers to decode verbal & behavioral communication by someone with Alzheimer’s & other dementias. Participants leave with strategies for meaningful connection with people in early, middle & late stage dementia. 21191 Jan. 9

• Thu., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Free, registration required. Dementia Conversations This workshop offers tips on how to have honest & caring conversations with family members about going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, & making legal & financial plans. 21192 Feb. 13

• Thu., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Free, registration required.

• Thu., 12:30 p.m.

AARP - INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE

• Featuring performances by our very own

On-site tax preparation for Federal & State

Seniors ’88 group • Free, registration required.

Income Tax returns for 2019 available to seniors over age 50 who have a low to moderate income (generally less than

BINGO

$50,000) & self-employed business

• Thu., 12:30 p.m.

income with no losses. Appointments

• ACAA

are required & must be made in advance

• Free

SENIORS ‘88

beginning Mon., Jan. 13, 2020 by calling 303.739.7962 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. No call backs will be made this year &

Be a part of Seniors ’88, a troupe of

appointments will not be taken prior to

“young at heart” entertainers who

Jan. 13. Remember to bring all income

performs for clubs, retirement homes,

reporting forms for interest, dividends,

rehab centers & other community groups. The chorus is always looking for new members to join the fun. If dancing, solos or duets is more of your forte, join the Traveling Road Show.

pensions, wages & social security, as well as a list of potential deductible items. Also bring copies of your 2019 tax returns & your packet for 2020 tax filing. This service is sponsored by AARP & is coordinated by volunteers.

• Choir Every Tue., 1 p.m.

• Feb. 3-Apr. 7

• ACAA

• Mon. & Tue. ONLY 9, a.m.-3 p.m.

• For more info, call 303.739.7957

• Appointments required

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senior | services MEDICARE, SOCIAL SECURITY & RELATED PROGRAMS

MEDICARE 102: BEYOND THE BASICS This class adds to the basics covered

Please join our state & federal government

in Medicare 101 & utilizes real world

agencies to learn more on these valuable

examples. It will cover how to use

programs in a 10 part series. Attend all

MyMedicare.gov, commonly used

these classes or only a few-it’s your choice!

terminology (coinsurance, copays,

Please see details on specific locations for

deductibles), the different types of

classes below.

Medicare providers (participating &

• Free, registration required.

nonparticipating) & assigned & non-

SOCIAL SECURITY 101: RETIREMENT, DISABILITY, SURVIVORS & DEPENDENT BENEFITS

assigned claims. It will also discuss private contracts, the claims processing process (Medicare Summary Notices), mandatory claim filing & beneficiary notices (ABNs,

This class will cover the basics of Social

notice of non-coverage, etc.). The class

Security, including retirement, disability,

speaker is a representative from the

survivors’ & dependent benefits. The class

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

speaker is a representative from the Social

(CMS), a federal agency within the U.S.

Security Administration (SSA), a federal

Department of Health & Human Services.

agency.

21544 Jan. 7

21539 Dec. 3

• Tue., 9-11 a.m.

• Tue., 9-11 a.m.

• Central

• Central

21545 Jan. 9

21540 Dec. 5

• Thu., 9-11 a.m.

• Thu., 9-11 a.m.

• ACAA

• ACAA

• Free, registration required

• Free, registration required.

POWER AGAINST FRAUD: FIGHTING BACK AGAINST I.D. THEFT

MEDICARE BASICS 101: ELIGIBILITY & COVERAGE

Identity theft affects 10 million Americans

This class will cover the basics of Medicare,

each year. The crooks are predators who

including the four parts of Medicare—parts

know peoples’ vulnerabilities & prey upon

A, B, C & D—eligibility, coverage choices

them. This class will provide attendees

& costs. The class will also discuss how

with a concrete understanding of Federal

Medicare works with other insurances &

& state law to empower them to take the

provide additional informational resources.

steps to put layers of insulation between

The class speaker is a representative

themselves & crime. Be proactive; be

from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid

safe! The class will be taught by, Barbara

Services (CMS), a federal agency within

Martin-Worley, Director of Consumer Fraud

the U.S. Department of Health & Human

Protection for the Arapahoe County District

Services.

Attorney’s Office.

21542 Dec. 10

21546 Jan. 14

• Tue., 9-11 a.m.

• Tue., 9-11 a.m.

• Central

• Central

21543 Dec. 12

21549 Jan. 16

• Thu., 9-11 a.m.

• Thu., 9-11 a.m.

• ACAA

• ACAA

• Free, registration required

• Free, registration required

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senior | services MEDICARE SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE 101: MEDIGAP

This class will cover Medigap policies & go over other supplementary health insurance available to people who are enrolled in Medicare. The class speaker is a representative of the Division of Insurance, a state agency. 21550 Jan. 21 • Tue., 9-11 a.m. • Central 21552 Jan. 23 • Thu., 9-11 a.m. • ACAA • Free, registration required

MEDICARE PART C 101: MEDICARE ADVANTAGE

This class will provide information about Medicare Advantage plans—also referred to as Medicare Part C—including what they are, how they work, who is eligible & how to enroll. The speaker will also discuss costs, how to compare plans & coverage options & provide resources, such as information on where people can go to get help or get their questions answered. The class speaker is a representative from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 21553 Jan. 28 • Tue., 9-11 a.m. • Central 21554 Jan. 30 • Thu., 9-11 a.m. • ACAA • Free, registration required

MEDICARE PART D 101: PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

This class will provide information about Medicare prescription drug coverage (also called Medicare Part D), including eligibility, enrollment & costs. The class will discuss coverage options, how to compare plans & provide resources such as information on where people can go to get help or get their questions answered. The class speaker is a representative from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 21555 Feb. 4 • Tue., 9-11 a.m. • Central 21556 Feb. 6 • Thu., 9-11 a.m. • ACAA • Free, registration required

USING THE MEDICARE COVERAGE TOOL: COMPARING MEDICARE HEALTH/DRUG COVERAGE OPTIONS

In previous classes within this ten-part series, we have discussed Medicare’s health & drug coverage options. To build upon this further, this class will demo how people with Medicare can compare & evaluate their Medicare health (Part C coverage) & drug (Part D coverage) options and choices based on costs, coverage and convenience. The Medicare Plan Finder Tool on Medicare.gov can help people identify the coverage options best for them based on their own circumstances (e.g., where they live, the medications they take, the pharmacies & providers they use, etc.). The class speaker is a representative from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 21557 Feb. 11 21558 Feb. 13 • Tue., 9-11 a.m. • Thu., 9-11 a.m. • Central • ACAA • Free, registration required

LONG-TERM CARE 101: COVERAGE OPTIONS

This class will cover concepts to consider when needing long-term care services & provide information about long-term care insurance. The class speaker is a representative of the Division of Insurance, a state agency. 21559 Feb. 18 21560 Feb. 20 • Tue., 9-11 a.m. • Thu., 9-11 a.m. • Central • ACAA • Free, registration required

HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE 101

This class will cover information about the official health insurance marketplace in Colorado, Connect for Health Colorado. Learn more about the financial help available and how it works, the benefits of shopping through the health insurance marketplace, & the expert, in-personal help with the application process. Even if you are already covered, we invite you to learn more about our health insurance Marketplace & the financial help we offer people who can’t get health insurance from their job or from other state or federal health insurance programs. The class speaker is a representative from Connect for Health Colorado. 21561 Feb. 25 21562 Feb. 27 • Tue., 9-11 a.m. • Thu., 9-11 a.m. • Central • ACAA • Free, registration required

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senior | services WILLS, TRUSTS & POWER OF ATTORNEY

Find out what you need to know. Lots of time for questions & answers! Presented by Chris Gordon & Wayne Stewart, Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorneys. 21563 Dec. 11 - ACAA 21564 Dec. 11 - Central 21565 Jan. 15 - ACAA 21566 Jan. 15 - Central 21567 Feb. 19 - ACAA 21568 Feb. 19 - Central • Wed., 10 a.m.-noon ACAA • Wed., 2-4 p.m. Central • $10 ($7 Resident)

MORNING STAR ADULT DAY PROGRAM

Socialization & recreational opportunities for individuals over 55 with memory loss. • Monday-Friday • 7 a.m.-5 p.m. • To schedule a free trial visit, call 303.326.8320

AARP – SAFE DRIVING COURSE

• Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7 • Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. • 303.906.5197/register

CITIZENS’ POLICE ACADEMY

The free, 15-week Citizens’ Police Academy provides citizens with hands-on knowledge, experience & understanding of what it means to be a police officer. • Spring (Feb.-May) & Fall (Aug.-Nov.) Classes • 303.739.1922/register • Contact Marcia Todd for more information mtodd@auroragov.org.

COMMODITIES

• Rocky Mountain Food Bank • 1st Tue. of month, 8:30-10:30 a.m. • 720.473.6323

FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

• 2nd Fri., 1:30-3:30 p.m. • Morning Star • 303.326.8323/register

LOW VISION SUPPORT

• Dec. 16, Jan. 20, Feb. 17 • Mon., 10-11:30 a.m. • 720.849.0675/info

MEDICARE COUNSELING QUESTIONS?

CO State Health Insurance Assistance Program: 1.888.696.7213 1.800.Medicare (1.800.633.4227)

SENIOR RESOURCE CENTER

This service connects seniors to local transportation. Trips must be scheduled a week in advance. Trips must be within 10 miles & between the hours of 7 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call 303.235.6972

VOA LUNCH PROGRAM

Hot meals served to seniors 60+ by the Volunteers of America. • Mon.-Thu., • Meals served at 11:45 a.m. • Donations requested PLEASE NOTE: The ACAA is not hosting a meal starting Dec. 16-Jan. 2. Meals will resume on a normal schedule Jan. 6.

VNA HEALTH CLINICS

Medical Foot Care provided by a Registered Nurse-Appointments Required • Dec. 9 & 16 • Jan. 13 & 27 • Feb. 10 & 24 • Mon., 9 a.m.-noon • To schedule an appointment, call VNA 303.698.6496

NATIONAL JEWISH LUNG TEST

Conduct a free spirometry test to measure volume & flow of air into & out of your lungs. This test takes less than ten minutes & can help you learn how you compare to others & if follow-up is needed. • Dec. 9 • Mon., 10 a.m.-noon • Free, to schedule an appointment, call the ACAA front desk 303.739.7950 • Appointments Required

DROP-IN CARDS

Various groups come to the ACAA to play card games such as Hand & Foot, Bridge & Mah Jongg on weekday afternoons.

QUILT BEE VOLUNTEERS

Beautiful, handmade quilts are made by the talented members of the ACAA Quilting Bee & are available for purchase yearround. Special orders accepted. Biannual sales on the first weekends of October & May. • Bee meets every Wed., 12:30-3 p.m.

RED HAT CRAFTERS

Join this group to knit or crochet articles to be distributed to children at various medical centers. • Every Tue., 9-11 a.m.

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sports | adult & youth REGISTER

Call: 303.326.8700 Online: AuroraGov.org/YouthSports In Person: 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Ste. 1900 ● We do our best 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. Call 303.326.8700 if interested. Join Our Team: We need your financial support to help provide leagues for over 10,000 youth in Aurora! Your dollars provide scholarships, t-shirts & equipment. In return, your business receives promotional opportunities 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 & 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 & are subject to prorated criteria.

ADULT SPORTS LEAGUE ADULT VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

The ball goes over the net & then back again. Teams will get 8 regular season games followed by a double elimination tournament. Please ensure email addresses are correct. Schedules are posted & updated at: TeamSideline.com/Aurora. Coed Rec 23333 ● Mondays at Sky Vista MS Coed B/BB 23335 ● Mondays at Sky Vista Womens B/BB 23336 ● Tuesdays at Central Recreation Center Coed Rec 23334 ● Wednesdays at Sky Vista MS • $250 • Feb. 18-April 25 • Registration deadline: Jan. 31

LOOK AHEAD TO SPRING 2020:

• Spring Adult Sports available: kickball, softball & volleyball. • Sign-ups will begin in Jan. 2020

YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUE SUPER STARTS SPORTS CAMP

Ages 3-5 with parent

Little ones learn the funamentals of basketball, soccer, kickball & tennis in this fun-filled & action-packed camp for kids & parents. Fee includes T-Shirt. Please bring water bottle. • $75 ($60 Resident) • Horizon Middle School • No class Dec. 21 & 28 Session 1: Dec. 7-Jan. 25 23572 Sat., 9-9:45 a.m. 23571 Sat., 10-10:45 a.m. Session 2: Feb. 1-March 7 23568 Sat., 9-9:45 a.m. 23573 Sat., 10-10:45 a.m.

RECREATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Ages 7-14

• $123 ($98 Resident) • 8 game season • Registration ends Nov. 4 at 11:30 p.m. • Games start Dec. 6 & 7 • Practice starts week of Nov. 18 Girls U8 22054 U10 22062 U12 22063 U14 22064 Boys U7 22065 U8 22066 U9 22070 U10 22072 U11 22073 U11 Comp 22074 U12 22075 U12 Comp 22076 U13 22077 U13 Comp 22078 U14 22079 U14 Comp 22080

PRE-SEASON BASKETBALL CLINIC

Ages 6-14

Start your season out right! Improve your basic fundamentals of basketball in just one day! Learn dribbling, shooting, passing & defense during this challenging but fun clinic. 23738 9-10:30 a.m., Lil Ballers: ages 6-8 23739 10:30 a.m.-noon 10U: ages 9-11 23740 2:30-4 p.m., 14U: ages 12-14 • $15 per session per player • Sat., Nov. 16 • Locations: Falcon Creek Middle School or Horizon Middle School • More clinics to be announced during the season

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sports | youth & pickleball BASKETBALL COACH CLINIC

Free for city coaches ($10 outside coaches). 23741 Nov. 16 • Sat., noon-2 p.m.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS BASKETBALL

Ages 8 & older

Adaptive techniques are used to teach individuals with developmental disabilities the fundamentals of a team sport & basketball. Volunteers & staff play in positions alongside athletes to provide additional assistance & guidance. For more information, call 303.326.8410

YOUTH FENCING

Ages 8-18

This program includes an introduction to the history of fencing, weapons, target areas & fencing technique. Participants should wear comfortable shoes & clothing. The use of equipment is included in the class fee. This is a mental & physical sport that teaches competition, respect & selfdiscipline in a safe & fun environment. Beginners 21419 Jan. 8– Feb. 26 • Wed., 5-6 p.m. • $200 ($160 Resident) Intermediate 21418 Jan. 8 – Feb. 26 • Wed., 6-7:30p.m. • $250 ($200 Resident) • Beck

LOOK AHEAD TO SPRING 2020

• Spring Youth Sports available: soccer, baseball, t-ball, lacrosse, volleyball & basketball. • Sign-ups will begin in Jan. 2020

WINTER/SPRING YOUTH VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

BADMINTON BADMINTON

Ages 12 & older

Come play with other badminton enthusiasts! Bring your own racquet. Birds are provided. 21423 December 21416 January 21425 February • M/F, 8-11:50 a.m. 21413 December 21412 January 21415 February • T/TH, 6-8:50 p.m. No class December 24

PICKLEBALL OUTDOOR PICKLEBALL COURTS Crestridge Park ● 14751 E Yale Ave. • Two courts, no lights Highland Hollows Park ● 1700 S Telluride St. • Two courts, no lights. Del Mar Park ● 548 Del Mar Cir. • Two courts with lights Aqua Vista Park ● 18700 E Wagon Trail Cir. • Two courts, no lights

SPECIALTY CLINICS

Ages 18 & older

If you’re wanting to work on a specific shot these clinics are for you! We get into the specifics of a shot & work on mastering it! Drop-in is not guaranteed if class if full. • $10 ($8 Resident) • Central Recreation Center • 10-11 a.m. 23460 Thur., Dec. 5; Dink 23461 Thur., Jan. 2; Volley 23462 Thur., Feb. 6; Serve

FREE PICKLEBALL CLINIC

Ages 18 & older

Join the fun & learn the fundamentals of volleyball in this developmental league! 10U – 18U will have one practice during the week in the evening time & games will be hosted on Fridays or Saturdays. 8U teams will practice for 20 minutes, then play against another team for a 30-minute game on Saturdays. This is a 9-week season (no practices or games March 16– 20. 23415 Ages 8 & Under* 23416 Ages 10 & Under 23418 Ages 12 & Under 23419 Ages 14 & Under 23420 Ages 18 & Under • $78 ($62 Resident)* • $130 ($104 Resident) • Season: Feb. 18-Apr. 25 • Registration deadline: Jan. 31

Learn the basics of pickleball in this 1-hour free clinic! • Register to guarantee a spot. Drop-in may be limited. • Central Recreation Center • 10-11 a.m. 23463 Tue. Dec. 10 23464 Tue. Jan. 7 23465 Tue. Feb. 11

DROP-IN PICKLEBALL

Ages 18 & older

Beginner, intermediate & advanced. Drop-in & play pickleball! New to pickleball? Please take one of our clinics or drill & play classes before dropping in. • Every Mon./Wed., 8-11 a.m. • Central Recreation Center • $5 • SilverSneakers accepted

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sports | tennis & raquet TUESDAY PICKLEBALL DRILL & PLAY

Ages 18 & older

Beginner & intermediate. This class consists of fun drills which focus on specific shots & strategy for anyone who wants to learn the game or improve their game. Register monthly or pay a drop-in. • Drop-in is not guaranteed if class is full. • Drop-in: $10 • $40 ($32 Resident) • $30($24 Resident)* • Central Recreation Center • 8-10 a.m. 23425 Dec. 3-17* 23427 Jan. 7-28 23428 Feb. 4-25

BEGINNER PICKLEBALL CLINIC

Ages 18 & older

This clinic is geared towards beginners to learn the game of pickleball. You will be playing games by the end of class! • $12 ($10 Resident) • Meadowood Recreation Center • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 23457 Wed., Dec. 11 23458 Wed., Jan. 8 23459 Wed., Feb. 12

YOUTH TENNIS PROGRAMS

Aurora youth tennis offers a wide range of programs for all ages & skill levels. Learn the basics & fundamentals of this lifetime sport. Come join the fun! Please note, programs will take place indoors on a wooden or rubber floor.

RED BALL – NEW KIDS ON THE COURT

Ages 4-6

23359 Dec. 7-21 23363 Jan. 4-25 23364 Feb. 1-29* • Price: $30 ($24 Resident) • Sat., 10:45-11:30 a.m. • Meadowood 23366 Dec. 2-30 23367 Jan. 6-27 23368 Feb. 3-24 • $40 ($32 Resident) • Mon., 5:45-6:30 p.m. • Horizon Middle School

ORANGE BALL – COURT ENFORCERS

Ages 7-10

23369 Dec. 7-21 23371 Jan. 4-25 23373 Feb. 1-29* • $38 ($30 Resident) • $64 ($50 Resident)* • Sat., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Meadowood

23375 Dec. 2-30 23376 Jan. 6-27 23377 Feb. 3-24* • $50 ($40 Resident) • $38 ($30 Resident)* • Mon., 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Horizon Middle School

GREEN BALL – JUNIOR ACERS

Ages 11-13

23378 Dec. 7-21 23379 Jan. 4-25 23380 Feb. 8-29 • 38 ($30 Resident) • $64 ($50 Resident)* • Sat., 12:30-1:30 p.m. • Meadowood 23382 Dec. 2-30 23383 Jan. 6-27 23384 Feb. 3-24* • $50 ($40 Resident) • $38 ($30 Resident)* • Mon., 7:30-8:30 p.m. • Horizon Middle School

FRIDAY TENNIS CLUB

Ages 5-11

23404 Dec. 6-20 23405 Jan. 3-31* 23406 Feb. 7-28** • $56 ($45 Resident) • $94 ($75 Resident)* • $75 ($60 Resident)** • Fri., 6-7:30 p.m. • Pine Ridge Elementary

WEDNESDAY TENNIS CLUB

Ages 5-11

23407 Dec. 4-18* 23409 Jan. 8-29* 23410 Feb. 5-26 • $38 ($30 Resident) • $50 ($40 Resident) • Wed., 3-4 p.m. • Sunrise Elementary

AURORA SPRING JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS

This coed league is designed to prep players for the USTA Summer Junior Team Tennis league & high school tennis. You must be instructor approved to register. Practices will be hosted on Tue. & Thur Matches will be hosted on Mon. Teams are limited to 12 total players. This is a 9-week season. No practice March 17-20. 23412 10 & Under 2341112 & Under 23413 14 & Under • $200 • Mon., Tue., Thu., • Season: March 10-May 25 • Registration Deadline: Feb. 3 • Meadowood Tennis Courts

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theatre | cultural services ROALD DAHL’S: THE WITCHES Ages 8-14

All Cultural Services classes require registration in advance via AuroraGov.org/ Arts or call 303.326.8650 Learn about storytelling, improvisation, acting, staging & characterization. Develop lifelong skills such as listening, reading, memorization, concentration & teamwork.

TOY STORY

Ages 4-7

Act out some of your favorite characters from this popular movie series & your favorite stories about toys taking on a life of their own. 22214 Jan. 14-Feb. 18 • $70 ($56 Resident) • Tue., 4:30-6 p.m. • Mission Viejo, Community Room, 15324 E. Hampden Circle, Aurora, 80013 • Instructor: Joi Hiatt

HARRY POTTER ADVENTURE: THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN

Ages 7-13

Create some of your favorite characters from the book series in this unique adaptation developed especially for you to perform for your family & friends on the last day of class. 22217 Jan. 18-Feb. 29, no class Feb. 1 • $85 ($68 Resident) • Sat., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Tallyn’s Reach Library, Community Room, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora, 80016 • Instructor: Jordan Silber

Perform these weird & wacky characters in this adaptation of another hilarious Roald Dahl adventure. 22221 Jan. 18-Feb. 22 • $105 ($84 Resident) • Sat., 9 a.m.-noon • Aurora Fox Art Center, Studio, 9900 E. Colfax Ave, Aurora, 80010 • Instructor: Christa Silber

THE NANCY DREW & HARDY BOYS MYSTERIES Ages 9-15

Portray your favorite teen sleuths as they solve mysteries inspired by these iconic mystery series. 22272 Jan. 18-Feb. 22 • $85 ($68 Resident) • Sat., 1-3 p.m. • Central Library, Cultural Services Studio 14949 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, 80012 • Instructor: Christa Silber

STAGE COMBAT BEGINNING Ages 10-16

Learn the basic skills of stage combat such as falls, pushes, trips, hits, slaps & even punches. 22274 Jan. 26-Feb. 23 • $80 ($64 Resident) • Sun., 1-3 p.m. • Central Library, Cultural Services Studio, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, 80012 • Instructor: Seth Maisel

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therapeutic recreation Encouraging meaningful recreation opportunities & programs for individuals with disabilities to enhance & expand social, cognitive, affective & physical abilities.

21213 Jan. 9-30 21223 Feb. 6-27 • 5:30-6 p.m. • $50 ($40 Resident)

ARTS & CULTURE

EXCURSIONS

ADAPTIVE COOKING

Ages 13 & older

Bring out the spatulas & spoons for a delicious cooking class! Develop cooking skills & gain confidence working in the kitchen as you learn how to prepare & cook healthy meals for you & the whole family. 21207 Dec. 2-16 21205 Jan. 6-27 (No program Jan.20) 21246 Feb. 3-24 (No program Feb. 17) • Mon., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • $60 ($48 Resident) • Central

MOCKTAILS & MASTERPIECES

Ages 13 & older

Enjoy your choice of beverage while making your own creation. Explore & develop a new creative side of artwork & improve your artistic palate. Don’t miss your opportunity to paint canvas masterpieces, make your own candles, pottery & more! 21233 Dec. 6-20* 21211 Jan. 10-31 21238 Feb. 7-28 • Fri., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. • $60 ($48 Resident)* • $80 ($64 Resident) • Central

AQUATICS THERAPEUTIC SWIM LESSONS

Ages 4 & older

Swim skills introduced & adapted for various levels of swimmers. Designed for participants who are not ready for group lessons. Class ratios are one instructor to max 2 participants. • Tue. @ Central 21204 Jan. 7-28 21199 Feb. 4-25 • 4-4:30 p.m. 21201 Jan. 7-28 21227 Feb. 4-25 • 4:30-5 p.m. 21202 Jan. 7-28 21216 Feb. 4-25 • 5-5:30 p.m. • Thu. @ Moorhead 21200 Jan. 9-30 21237 Feb. 6-27 • 4:30-5 p.m. 21209 Jan. 9-30 21210 Feb. 6-27 • 5-5:30 p.m.

Ages 13 & older

A weekly opportunity to explore Colorado, while enhancing social & independent skills. Bring a sack lunch. • Full transportation provided, please allow for a 20-minute window on pick-up/drop-offs. • Thu., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • $31 ($25 Resident) Bowling @ Fat Cats 21196 Dec. 5 • $40 ($32 Resident) Holiday Baking 21244 Dec. 12 Ella Enchanted @ Arvada Center 21230 Dec. 19 • $43 ($34 Resident) *Jan. 2-4 See Winter Break Program Lunch @ Gunther Toody’s 21234 Jan. 9 • Bring $15 Adaptive Rock Climbing w/ NSCD 21197 Jan. 16 • $50 ($40 Resident) Parker Recreation Swimming & Tour 22181 Jan. 23 • $35 ($28 Resident) Science Experimenting 21236 Jan. 30 Ice Skating @ Family Sports Center 22182 Feb. 6 • $39 ($31 Resident) Valentine’s Day Party 21240 Feb. 13 Crafting Creations @ Eloise May 21218 Feb. 20 Snow Tubing (Pending Overnight Trip) 21219 Feb. 27 • $56 ($45 Resident)

FITNESS/SPORTS/ SPECIAL OLYMPICS ADAPTIVE GYMNASTICS

Ages 3-8

Improve balance, strength, coordination & motor skills while still receiving support from mom or dad in a small class setting. Adaptations made to fit each individual’s needs. 21203 Dec. 2-16 21206 Jan. 6-27 (No program Jan. 20) 21241 Feb. 3-24 (No program Feb. 17) • Mon., 3:15-4 p.m. • $30 ($24 Resident) • Meadowood

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therapeutic recreation TOTALLY FIT TUESDAYS

Ages 13 & older

Develop gross motor skills, get exercise & have fun with your friends through a variety of physical activities, including: pool or gym workouts & exposure to a variety of sports. 21224 Dec. 3-17* 21217 Jan. 7-28 21229 Feb. 4-25 • Tue., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. • $45 ($36 Resident)* • $60 ($48 Resident) • Central

BOWLING

Ages 13 & older

Have fun while enhancing & developing game play & social skills. Transportation provided from home/school to activity. Participant must be picked up from set location. 21242 Dec. 4-18* 21231 Jan. 8-29 21208 Feb. 5-26 • Wed., 3-5 p.m. • $60 ($48 Resident)* • $80 ($64 Resident) • Bowlero (2200 S Peoria St.)

SPECIAL OLYMPICS BASKETBALL

Ages 8 & older

Adaptive techniques are used to teach teens/adults with developmental disabilities the fundamentals of a team sport & basketball. Youth 22496 Jan. 11-March 7 • Sat., 9:30-10:30 a.m. Unified team (play alongside volunteers/staff) 21222 Jan. 11-March 7 • Sat., 10:30-11:30 a.m. All Athlete Team 21226 Jan. 11- March 7 • Sat., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Moorhead (Court 3) • $31 ($25 Resident)

ADAPTIVE TAEKWON-DO

Ages 7 & older

Enhance & develop self-esteem, balance, motor coordination, focus & social skills. Lead by black belt from Maum Sin Yong & assisted by Therapeutic Recreation staff. 21239 Jan. 11-Feb. 1 21225 Feb. 8-29 • Sat., 12:45-1:45 p.m. • $45 ($36 Resident) • Beck (Fitness studio)

1:1 FITNESS

Complete a short assessment with Therapeutic staff to develop a workout plan with individualized goals. Meet on a consistent basis with staff to receive support needed to reach your goals & encouragement to ultimately navigate recreation services as independently as possible. This includes gym and pool workout plans. Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to your schedule session. Call a member of the Therapeutic team today for more information. 6-week session: $143 ($114 Resident)

SPECIAL EVENTS FAB FRIDAYS

Ages 13 & older

Night out socializing with your friends. Movie Tavern 21214 Jan. 10 • 6-8:30 p.m. • $38 ($30 Resident) • Bring $15 • Central Fondue Frenzy 21221 Feb. 7 • 6-8:30 p.m. • $25 ($20 Resident) • Central

ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

Ages 13 & older

Join us for a sit-down holiday dinner with friends. The evening will be filled with games, dancing & a gift exchange. 21220 Dec. 13 • Fri., 5:30-8:30 p.m. • $10 per person • Beck

WINTER BREAK PROGRAM

Ages 13 & older

Variety of recreational opportunities during school break for students & young adults who reside at home or in group homes. Transportation provided to & from home. Bring a sack lunch. • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.* • Thur-Sat. Nickel Play 21212 Jan. 2 • $44 ($35 Resident) Hammonds Candy Tour 21228 Jan. 3 • $38 ($30 Resident) Brunch at the Stanley 21245 Jan. 4 • Bring $15 • $38 ($30 Resident)

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class locations | & golf courses Most city facilities are available for parties & rentals. Call the specific facility for rental details.

AURORA CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS (ACAA) 30 Del Mar Cr. 303.739.7950

THE AURORA FOX

9900 E. Colfax Ave. 303.739.1970

AURORA HISTORY MUSEUM

15051 E. Alameda Parkway 303.739.6660 303.739.6661/historic preservation

AURORA RESERVOIR

5800 S. Powhaton Rd. 303.326.8425/main office 303.326.8430/park rangers

AURORA SPORTS PARK

19300 E. Colfax Ave. 303.326.8716

BECK RECREATION CENTER & GYMNASIUM

800 Telluride St. 303.739.6888 303.739.6891/fitness 303.739.6889/outdoor & rentals 303.739.6878/preschool 303.739.6888/racquetball 303.326.8410/therapeutics

BICENTENNIAL ART CENTER

13655 E. Alameda Ave. 303.344.1776

CENTRAL LIBRARY

14949 E. Alameda Parkway 303.739.6640 303.326.8308/dance

CENTRAL RECREATION CENTER

18150 E. Vassar Pl. 720.859.4999

DELANEY FARM

170 S. Chambers Rd. 303.326.8705/youth dev.

EXPO RECREATION CENTER

10955 E. Exposition Ave. 303.326.8630

REGISTRATION/ SPORTS OFFICE

15151 E. Alameda Parkway Ste. 1900 303.326.8650/registration 303.326.8700/sports

LOWRY INTERGENERATIONAL CENTER

1016 Boston St. #880, 303.326.8328/preschool 303.326.8320/Morning Star

MEADOWOOD RECREATION CENTER & GYMNASTICS 3054 S. Laredo St. 303.326.8300 303.326.8310/gymnastics 303.326.8304/preschool

MEADOW HILLS

3609 S. Dawson St. 303.326.8308/dance studio 303.739.7891/fitness studio

MISSION VIEJO LIBRARY

15324 E. Hampden Circle 303.326.8600

MOORHEAD RECREATION CENTER

2390 Havana St. 303.326.8315

MORRISON NATURE CENTER/STAR K RANCH

16002 E. Smith Rd. 303.326.8445

PLAINS CONSERVATION CENTER

21901 E. Hampden Ave. 303.326.8380

SENAC CREEK NATURE CENTER AT AURORA RESERVOIR

5800 S. Powhaton Rd., 303.326.8429

SUMMER VALLEY CENTER

17400 E. Lehigh Pl. 303.326.8676

TALLYN’S REACH LIBRARY

23911 E. Arapahoe Rd. 303.627.3050

VILLAGE GREEN CENTER

1300 S. Chambers Cr. 303.326.8640

POOLS

BECK INDOOR POOL

800 Telluride St. 303.739.6919

CENTRAL INDOOR POOL

18150 E. Vassar Pl. 720.859.4999

MOORHEAD INDOOR POOL

2390 Havana St. 303.326.8315

UTAH INDOOR POOL

1800 S. Peoria St. 303.739.1530 303.739.1535/aquatics admin

GOLF COURSES AURORA HILLS

50 S. Peoria St. 303.739.1550

MEADOW HILLS

3609 S. Dawson St. 303.326.8450

MURPHY CREEK

1700 S. Old Tom Morris Rd. 303.739.1560

SADDLE ROCK

21705 E. Arapahoe Rd. 303.326.8460

SPRINGHILL

800 N. Telluride St. 303.739.6854

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holiday | hours RECREATION CENTERS AURORA CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS (ACAA) Thanksgiving Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Black Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 a.m.-noon Christmas Eve . . . . . . . . . . . 8 a.m.-noon Christmas Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed New Year's Eve . . . . . . . . . . . 8 a.m.-noon New Year's Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day . . . 8 a.m.-noon Presidents Day . . . . . . . . . . . 8 a.m.-noon

BECK RECREATION CENTER Thanksgiving Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Black Friday . . . . . . . . . . 5:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Christmas Eve . . . . . . . . 5:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Christmas Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed New Year's Eve . . . . . . . . 5:30 a.m.-2 p.m. New Year's Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day. . 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Presidents Day . . . . . . . . 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

CENTRAL RECREATION CENTER Thanksgiving Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Black Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 a.m.-4 p.m. Christmas Eve . . . . . . . . . . 5 a.m.-2 p.m. Christmas Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed New Year's Eve . . . . . . . . . . 5 a.m.-2 p.m. New Year's Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day . 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Presidents Day . . . . . . . . . 5 a.m.-10 p.m.

EXPO RECREATION CENTER Thanksgiving Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Black Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Christmas Eve . . . . . . . . . . . 8 a.m.-noon Christmas Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed New Year's Eve . . . . . . . . . . . 8 a.m.-noon New Year's Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day . . 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Presidents Day . . . . . . . . . . 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

UTAH Christmas Eve . . . . . . . . 5:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Christmas Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed New Year's Eve . . . . . . . . 5:30 a.m.-2 p.m. New Year's Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day. . 5:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Presidents Day . . . . . . . . 5:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

MEADOWOOD

Thanksgiving Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Black Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Christmas Eve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Christmas Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed New Year's Eve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed New Year's Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day . . . . . . . Closed Presidents Day . . . . . . . . . . 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

MOORHEAD

Thanksgiving Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Black Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Christmas Eve . . . . . . . . . . 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Christmas Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed New Year's Eve . . . . . . . . . . 6 a.m.-2 p.m. New Year's Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day . . 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Presidents Day . . . . . . . . . . 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

MORNING STAR

Thanksgiving Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Black Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Christmas Eve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Christmas Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed New Year's Eve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed New Year's Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day . . . . . . . Closed Presidents Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed

REGISTRATION OFFICE

Thanksgiving Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Black Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Christmas Eve . . . . . . . . . . 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Christmas Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed New Year's Eve . . . . . . . . . . 8 a.m.-2 p.m. New Year's Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day . . . . . . . Closed Presidents Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed

AURORA RESERVOIR

December Hours . . . . . . . 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Christmas Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed January Hours . . . . . . . . . . 7 a.m.-6 p.m. New Year's Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed February Hours . . . . . 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

GOLF COURSES

All golf courses are open daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting. Christmas Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed

BICENTENNIAL ARTS CENTER

Dec. 9-Jan. 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day . . . . . . . Closed

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2 Soak Your Winter Muscles When the slopes leave your active muscles sore, spend some down time soaking & rejuvenating at one of our indoor pool's hot tubs. For more information, see pages 4-11

TOP

Winter Worthy Activities

IN AURORA

Must-do's you'll want on your list!

1 Light The Night At Holiday Tree Lighting Light up the evening & enjoy the glistening sights & triumphant sounds of Aurora’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting event. Hot chocolate, dessert, performances & a very special guest, who trades in his sleigh for an Aurora Fire Dept. fire engine, makes a magical appearance! Tue., Dec. 3, 5-7 p.m. Event is free. Aurora Municipal Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy.

3 Snow Tube & Sled At Meadowood Recreation Center Can't hit the slopes? Visit Meadowood Recreation Center for snow much fun tubing & sledding down an epic hill full of fun for a day of laughs, play, sun & snow in a winter wonderland! Meadowood Recreation Center 3054 S. Laredo St.

4 Experience Astronomy Nights & Full Moon Hikes Exciting nights full of stars, planets, solar systems & s'mores await you this winter under the night sky at Plains Conservation Center's, Astronomy Nights! If you prefer strides over stars, pencil in an evening under the moonlight at PCC's Full Moon Hike's! For more information, see pages 48 & 49

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5 Ice Fish At Aurora Reservoir If it's cold enough for water to freeze, take advantage of it with some recreational ice fishing at Aurora Reservoir! Catch a morning of sweet solitude to yourself in nature or make it a fun-filled family day full of new experiences! $10 entry fee into the park. Aurora Reservoir 5800 Powhaton Rd. Aurora, CO 80016

6 Experience A Holiday Blast From The Past At Delaney Farm Historic District Revel in the holiday spirit of Aurora's past as you enjoy tours, hot chocolate, warm cookies & activities that include blacksmithing, holiday crafts & special performances! For more information, see page 40

8 Snowshoe On the High Line Canal Trail Quench your craving for the ideal winter activity snowshoeing on one of the many scenic trails in our Aurora backyard! Pronghorn Natural Area, Aurora Reservoir & Sand Creek Regional Greenway are just a few of our go-to favorites! For more information, see page 50

9 Wine Down With Yoga At Central Recreation Center What's better than a muscle-moving, zen yoga class? Adding wine to it of course! Make the most of your wind down time with a glass of wine as you sip & serenely glide through a vinyasa flow! For more information, see page 33

10 Join Santa For A Wagon Ride Prairie Adventure

7 Ready, Set, Swing! All Season Golf Satisfy your craving for the perfect afternoon with views & a day well spent at one of Aurora's five idyllic golf courses. From championship layouts to an 18-hole executive course, there is something for you!

Discover Aurora's true nature at Plains Conservation Center for a blissful experience as you spot graceful wildlife, sip hot cocoa & snack on s'mores fireside! Ages 3 & older. For more information, see page 48

Aurora Hills, Meadow Hills, Murphy Creek, Saddle Rock & Springhill Golf Course For more info, visit GolfAurora.com

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All of the fun coming up in December, January and February!

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All of the fun coming up in December, January and February!

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