Thursday, August 29, 2019

Aurora Newsletter

Aug. 29, 2019

Local Harvest Festival celebrates Sustainable Communities Day

To celebrate Sustainable Communities Day, the city of Aurora will host its first-ever Local Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at The People's Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave.

A yoga class will kick off the event from 10 to 11 a.m., with a $10 suggested donation. 

Mingle with organizations focused on sustainability starting at 11 a.m., and enjoy a cooking and composting demo that is both free and kid friendly from 11 a.m. to noon.

To attend the yoga class or the cooking and composting demonstration, RSVP to or 303.739.7137. Lunch from local food trucks will be available for purchase at the event, and a cash bar will be on site.

To benefit local food assistance organizations, event organizers also will collect donations of nonperishable food items or cash.

2019 will be the first year Sustainable Communities Day is celebrated in North America following the success in Europe where 24 countries participate in events on Sept. 21.

For more information, visit

Neighborhood Beautification Grants awarded

The city of Aurora gave out $60,000 in 2019 to projects that clean up the community, enhance pride, promote self-reliance and increase communication. Learn more about the awarded projects.

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Household Chemical Roundup is Sept. 7

Do your part to prevent pollution by taking your household chemicals to Aurora’s Household Chemical Roundup from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Aurora Central Facilities, 13645 E. Ellsworth Ave. You must be in line by 4 p.m.

This event is open only to Aurora residents and proof of residency or a current Aurora Water bill is required. While the event is free, there is a
$3 fee for tires, and donations to offset event costs are appreciated.

For easy drop off, group similar items into boxes. New paint and unopened, usable products are always donated, so be sure to stop by the reuse station on the way out to see if there is anything of interest to you.

Items accepted
Paint and paint products, automotive fluids (motor oil, antifreeze, etc.), lawn and garden chemicals, household cleaners, mercury, vehicle batteries, tires ($3 fee per tire), light bulbs and compact fluorescent lights/tubes.

Items we cannot accept
Household batteries, business waste, medical waste, radiological waste (e.g. smoke detectors), containers more than five gallons in size, mixed
products or chemicals, ammunition, explosives, propane tanks and other canisters (e.g. extinguishers, butane tanks, etc.).

For more information, visit or email


City Council Town Meetings
• Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - Thursday, Sept. 26, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Moorhead Recreation Center, 2930 Havana St.
• Ward II (Nicole Johnston) - Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Beck Recreation Center, 800 Telluride St.
• Ward III (Marsha Berzins) - Wednesday, Sept. 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
City Cafe, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Second Floor
Thursday, Sept. 19, 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. (Mornings with Marsha)
Tin Cup Cafe, 50 S. Peoria St.
• Ward IV (Charlie Richardson) - Thursday, Sept. 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Garden Plaza of Aurora, 14221 E. Evans Ave.
• Ward V (Bob Roth) - Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Heather Gardens, 2888 S. Heather Gardens Way
• Ward VI (Fran├žoise Bergan) - Wednesday, Sept. 11, 6 to 8 p.m.
Heritage Eagle Bend Clubhouse, 23155 E. Heritage Parkway

City Council Meeting
Monday, Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Council Chamber • Streamed live at

History Trivia at Peak to Peak
Thursdays, Aug. 29, Sept. 12 and 26, 6:30 p.m.
Get ready to wear your Colorado flag hat with pride at the Aurora History Museum’s history trivia night! The museum partnered with Peak to Peak on Colfax to host trivia nights based on Colorado, Colfax Avenue and Aurora history. Prizes for all participants and additional prizes for winning teams
Peak to Peak Tap and Brew, 9735 E. Colfax Ave.

Labor Day Closures
In observance of Labor Day, some city of Aurora facilities, including courts and municipal center, will be closed Monday, Sept. 2. Some locations, such as some pools and recreation centers, will operate on adjusted hours, and some will operate regular hours. Check website for detailed list.

Food Truck Rodeo
Friday, Sept. 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enjoy delectable treats from local food trucks. Each Food Truck Rodeo has a different lineup of food trucks.
Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway

Household Chemical Roundup
Saturday, Sept. 7, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Central Facilities, 13645 E. Ellsworth Ave.

GoWild West in Aurora
Saturday, Sept. 7, noon to 4 p.m.
Free family event with activities for the Lil' Buckaroos such as inflatable water slides, crafts and backyard bass fishing.
Moorhead Park, 2390 Havana St.

Emergency Preparedness Fair
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Be prepared, not scared. Be ready for disasters. Several agencies and departments will be on hand to discuss emergency preparedness with you. National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. Free and registration is no needed
Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway

Museo de las Americas Exhibit
Through Sept. 30 (open during Aurora Municipal Center business hours)
Enjoy Museo de las Americas’ traveling exhibition “People/Gente Museo Sin Fronteras-Museum Without Borders,” featuring a portion of Museo’s 3,400-piece collection on ancient and contemporary Latin American art, textiles, ceramics and artifacts. Free 
Aurora Municipal Center Mezzanine Gallery, Second Floor, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway

Celebrate Downtime with an image of a man fishing on a bridge

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