Monday, September 9, 2019

Aurora Newsletter

Emergency Preparedness Fair, how to get information in an emergency, and what's ahead in Aurora

Sept. 5, 2019

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Learn how to "be prepared, not scared" Sept. 11 at Emergency Preparedness Fair

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Aurora Office of Emergency Management wants to make sure you're prepared by inviting you to an Emergency Preparedness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in the lobby of the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway.

Several agencies and departments will be on hand to discuss emergency preparedness with you, including Buckley Air Force Base, Rocky Mountain Medical Reserve Corps, FEMA, American Red Cross, Arapahoe County Amateur Radio Emergency Service, University of Colorado Denver Emergency Preparedness Program, Aurora Office of Emergency Management and more.

The event is free, and there is no need to register.

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning throughout the year.

Sign up for Antique Appraisal Fair on Sept. 28

Have fun while having your antiques and collectibles evaluated by fabulous and friendly local appraisers at Aurora Central Library. Sign up online, and appraisal fees help support the Aurora Museum Foundation.

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Know where to find information during an emergency

Fast, accurate and instructional information is important in an emergency, and knowing in advance where to turn for that information is a key step in being prepared.

The city of Aurora sends out emergency alerts via the Everbridge notification system, but it's important to note that this is an opt-in service for cellphones, so you will not automatically receive emergency notifications from the city unless you sign up: You can choose to receive emergency notifications via text message, email or phone call based on the address(es) you provide in the city. Please note these are not weather-related messages. The city recommends you have a NOAA weather radio or weather app on your phone for such instances.

When an emergency occurs, find the most up-to-date information via the city's social media channels: Aurora Police and Aurora Fire Rescue will post initially on Twitter (@AuroraPD and @AuroraFireDpt) and also provide more detailed information on Facebook ( and Also be sure to follow the city's main social media pages at @AuroraGov on Twitter and at
Front of card with where to get info in an emergency
Back of card showing how to sign up for emergency alerts


City Council Town Meetings
• Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to noon (candidate forum)
Village Exchange Center, 1609 Havana St.
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 Special Study Session
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 5 p.m.
Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora Room • Streamed live at

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.
Do your part to prevent pollution by taking your household chemicals to Aurora’s Household Chemical Roundup. 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.
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

History Trivia at Peak to Peak
Thursdays, 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.

Community Active Threat Training
Sunday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The American Red Cross and Aurora Office of Emergency Management present training modules on Active Threat, Stop the Bleed, Hands-only CPR (no certification), and Disaster Mental and Behavioral Health. Free, but registration is required
Aurora Central Library Large Community Room, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway
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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

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