Friday, May 31, 2019

City of Aurora News

Time for Buskers, Brews & BBQ on June 8, it's almost Summer in the City, and provide feedback on animal ordinance

May 31, 2019

Taste it, sip it, 'que it at Aurora's Buskers, Brews & BBQ on June 8

A collage of images from Buskers Brews and BBQ

The city of Aurora’s most delicious event - Buskers, Brews & BBQ - is back for the third year on Saturday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway

Buskers, Brews & BBQ is a celebration of all things barbecue, beer and entertainment, with live musical performances and quirky street performers.

This year, nearly 30 teams from across the country will travel to Aurora to compete in a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned competition and Rocky Mountain BBQ Association Cup Event. They will also prepare succulent barbecue for attendees to sample.

In addition to the drool-worthy barbecue samples available for purchase, Dry Dock Brewery will be serving fan-favorite beers throughout the event. Valid ID is required to purchase alcohol at the event. 

Buskers will be performing throughout the day entertaining attendees with a wide variety of street acts such as magicians, stilt walkers, jugglers and more. 

Buskers, Brews & BBQ is free to attend, including parking, admission and activities such as inflatables, a caricature artist, face painters, aerial artists, stage entertainment and more. Barbecue samples and beer are available for purchase via BBQ BUCKS, which can be pre-purchased online or on-site. Other items throughout the festival are for purchase via cash or credit.

For more information, or to buy BBQ BUCKS, go to

Summer in the City - Fun family activities across Aurora

Aurora's Summer in the City events are perfect for families to live it up with healthy snacks, larger-than-life inflatables, games, crafts and much more! There are eight events planned across the city, starting June 14 at the Aurora Municipal Center.

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Provide your input on proposed changes to city animal ordinances

Two dogs and a cat
The city of Aurora wants residents’ input on proposed changes to animal-related ordinances via a series of open houses in June, and online feedback forms available through July 15.

After a multi-year review process, Aurora Animal Services, in conjunction with the City Attorney’s Office, has proposed changes to Chapter 14 of the city's Code of Ordinances regarding animals. This is the first complete review of Chapter 14 since the 1970s. Among the changes proposed are the creation of a shelter-neuter-release program for community cats, an expanded definition of animal cruelty, a new prohibition on animal fighting, revisions to shelter fees and penalties, and new reporting requirements for barking-dog complaints.

Two other proposed Chapter 14 ordinance revisions have recently been added for consideration, one regarding the American Bully breed and the other regarding aggressive, potentially dangerous and dangerous animals.

To ensure that Aurora residents can provide their input on all of the above proposals, a webpage has been created at that details the changes, links to online feedback forms and contains answers to frequently asked questions.

In addition, three public open houses are scheduled in June where residents can ask questions and learn more about the proposed changes. No RSVP is necessary.

·    June 5, 6 to 8 p.m. – Aurora Municipal Center, Lobby, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway
·    June 15, 10 a.m. to noon – Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Road
·    June 26, 5 to 7 p.m. - Central Recreation Center, 18150 E. Vassar Place

Anyone interested in joining an email notification list for updates on the Chapter 14 revision process can request to be added to the list by emailing


City Council Town Meetings
• Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - Thursday, Aug. 22, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave.
• Ward II (Nicole Johnston) - Thursday, June 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Beck Recreation Center, 800 Telluride St.
• Ward III (Marsha Berzins) - Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m.,
Aurora Municipal Center City Cafe, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway (second floor)
Thursday, June 20, 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. (Mornings with Marsha)
Tin Cup Cafe, 50 S. Peoria St.
• Ward IV (Charlie Richardson) - Thursday, June 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fire Station No. 11, 2291 S. Joliet St.
• Ward V (Bob Roth) - Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Heather Gardens, 2888 S. Heather Gardens Way
• Ward VI (Fran├žoise Bergan) - Wednesday, July 17, 6 to 8 p.m.
Tallyn's Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Road

City Council Meeting
Monday, June 3, 7:30 p.m.
Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Council Chamber • Streamed live at

Plains Conservation Center Master Plan Open House & Survey
Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join the last community meeting and provide input to the proposed concepts to help us create a shared vision for the Plains Conservation Center's natural grassland ecosystem, eclectic collection of buildings and tradition of educational programming and conservation. Or take the survey by June 1.
Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E. Hampden Ave.

Superstition and Mythology of Aurora Owls
Sunday, June 2, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Come and learn about owls native to Aurora and some of the mythology historically associated with them. We will be dissecting an owl pellet followed by a hike to find owls! For children ages 6 and older. Free but registration is required.
Morrison Nature Center/Star K Ranch, 16002 E. Smith Road
To register, click here.

Beer and Donut Pairing with Aurora Craft Brew Tour
Friday, June 7, 6:30 p.m.
You "donut" want to miss this. Craft beer paired perfectly with delicious donuts. Free admission but registration is required due to limited space.
Peak to Peak Colfax & Dayton Brewery, 9735 E. Colfax Ave.

Buskers, Brews & BBQ
Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Pig out to delicious barbecue and brews, and enjoy great entertainment from street acts like magicians, stilt walkers, jugglers and more. Free admission; barbecue samples and brews available to purchase.
Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway

Artspace Survey
Take the survey by June 11
Help us think big. Tell us what you want in affordable live/work housing, studio and other creative work space in Aurora. The Aurora Cultural Arts District and the city of Aurora are teaming up with Artspace, the nation's leading nonprofit arts developer, to survey our creative community.

Author visit: Susan Mallery
Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m.
Tattered Cover Book Store and Aurora Public Library welcome bestselling author Susan Mallery for a special presentation and book signing celebrating the release of her new novel, "The Summer of Sunshine and Margot.” Books will be available for purchase from Tattered Cover Book Store. Registration is required, and space is limited.
Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9898 E. Colfax Ave.

Food Truck Rodeo and Summer in the City
Friday, June 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This month's lineup of food trucks is accompanied by the first Summer in the City event of the year, featuring healthy snacks, inflatables, board and field games, crafts and much more for the family, as well as a prep station with safety information, bike maintenance tips and giveaways for Bike to Work Day (coming June 26).
Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway

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