Friday, October 25, 2019

City of Aurora Newsletter

Oct. 24, 2019

Make safety your priority this Halloween

In the city of Aurora, trick-or-treating in neighborhoods always happens Oct. 31, and there is no official start or end time for the activity.

To make sure trick-or-treating stays fun and doesn't turn into a real-life nightmare, follow these safety tips from the Aurora Police Department:

·     Trick or treat when it is still light out, or carry a flashlight for when it gets dark.
·     Never trick or treat alone. Have at least two buddies.
·     Plan your route and make sure your family knows what it is.
·     Be cautious of strangers, and do not accept rides from them.
·     Visit only houses where the lights are on.
·     Walk, don't run.
·     Walk on sidewalks and not on streets. Cross the street only at corners. Look in all directions before crossing and obey all traffic signals.
·     Stay a safe distance from moving cars.
·     Wait to eat your treats until a parent has inspected them.
·     Make sure costumes are light in color or have reflective tape.
·     Keep costumes short to prevents trips and falls, and use makeup instead of masks for better vision.

Scary storytimes, pumpkin bowling and more at your library

Head to your Aurora Public Library this Halloween season for candy and crafts, costume contests and haunted houses, and much more from Oct. 25 to 31. See the link for details.

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Voter Service and Polling Centers open Oct. 28

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Election Day is drawing near for the 2019 Coordinated Election. If you did not receive your ballot by mail or you need to register to vote, the Voter Service and Polling Centers will be open from Oct. 28 to Nov. 5.

Visit any Voter Service and Polling Center to drop off a voted mail-in ballot, register to vote in person, update your voter registration, request a replacement ballot if your ballot was damaged or is missing, request to vote in person, or vote on an accessible electronic ballot marking device.

Visit these links to find the nearest Voter Service and Polling Center in Adams County, Arapahoe County or Douglas County, depending on the county in which you reside.

Apply Now to Volunteer for Board or Commission

The city of Aurora is accepting applications now for vacancies on a number of boards and commissions, including the Art in Public Places Commission, the Library Board, the Business Advisory Board and the Oil & Gas Advisory Committee.

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City Council Town Meetings
• Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - Thursday, Oct. 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave.
• Ward II (Nicole Johnston) - Thursday, Oct. 24, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Central Recreation Center, 18150 E. Vassar Place
• Ward III (Marsha Berzins) - Nov. 13 meeting cancelled
• Ward IV (Charlie Richardson) - No November meeting scheduled.
• Ward V (Bob Roth) - No November meeting scheduled.
• Ward VI (Françoise Bergan) - Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6 to 8 p.m.
City of Aurora Public Safety Training Center, 25950 E. Quincy Ave.

City Council Special Study Session
Monday, Oct. 28, 4 p.m.
Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora Room • Streamed live at

Veterans' Affairs Commission Aurora Stand Down
Thursday, Oct. 24, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free and open to veterans, their families and pets, this event supports veterans who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Among the offerings are VA registration, employment services, haircuts, clothing and toiletry distribution, veterinarian services, mobile showers, a food court and more. Transportation to the event is available from multiple spots in Aurora.
Heritage Christian Center, 14401 E. Exposition Ave.

Halloween Fun @ Aurora Public Library
Join the Halloween fun at the library with spooktacular events for all ages. Visit website for events starting Oct. 25.
Various locations

Aurora Health Jam
Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to noon
Bring the family to learn about resources on health and wellness for families and individuals. Free; no RSVP is required
Aurora Central Library Community Room, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway
303.739.7257 or

Aurora Cleanup Day
Saturday, Oct. 26, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
The city of Aurora is offering another free cleanup day this month where residents can dispose of large household waste not appropriate for curbside pickup. Residents can bring their items to mobile trash compactors at various sites. You must be an Aurora resident to participate. Sites may close early if the compactor is full. For details on accepted and prohibited items, as well as size and weight restrictions, go to
Lowry Park (1001 Dayton St.) and Central Facilities (13646 E. Ellsworth Ave.)
Questions? 303.739.7441 or

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Take advantage of this free opportunity to anonymously dispose of old and unused medications to keep them from contaminating waterways or getting in the hands of people who may potentially abuse them. The Aurora Police Department will be collecting medications at multiple sites across the city.

ACAD Trick or Treat
Saturday, Oct. 26, noon to 5 p.m.
Start at the ACAD Gallery & Studios, and trick or treat at more than 30 businesses throughout the district. Visit this link to pre-register for a costume contest that starts at 3 p.m. at Fletcher Plaza, 9898 E. Colfax Ave. Enjoy screen printing and paper mask making at DAVA's open studio, 1419 Florence St.
ACAD Gallery & Studios, 1400 Dallas St.

Tea at the Aurora History Museum: The Horla Radio Show
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Join the Aurora History Museum for a tea program just in time for Halloween. The Horla will be performed live for the audience and tells the story of a man slowly descending in to madness. Performance-only admission for $10 still available by phone: 303.739.6660. 
Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway
Tickets available at

Short Film Festival
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 to 5 p.m.
Celebrate the autumn film festival circuit with Aurora Public Library at our own short film festival. We’ll be showing a variety of short films for you to enjoy–or critique–through the streaming film service Kanopy. Stay for a few or stay for them all.
Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway

Symphony Spooktacular!
Saturday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy a special Halloween concert filled with delightful spooky treats for the whole family. Arrive early to try the orchestra instruments in advance, and wear your costume if you want to participate in a costume contest.
The People's Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave.
Tickets at

Food Truck Rodeo
Friday, Nov. 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join us for one last Food Truck Rodeo of the year.
Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway

Día de los Muertos Celebration
Friday, Nov. 1, 4 to 8 p.m.
Celebrate the "Day of the Dead" in Aurora, with altars, music, food and drinks, face painting, crafts and more.
Town Center at Aurora, 14200 E. Alameda Ave.

Parol Lantern Making Workshop
Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to noon
Decorate your home with a traditional star-shaped lantern made by you. Members of the Philippine American Society of Colorado teach you how to make this delicate and beautiful holiday decoration. Fee of $12 per lantern.
Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway

Aurora Veterans Salute
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Don't miss out on this annual ceremony honoring those who have served our country. The cost is $25, which includes the sponsor social, luncheon and program.
Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd.
Ticket information at

"Cutting Room Floor"
Through Oct. 30
Join Control Group Productions for a journey into the depths of the historic Fox Theater, as we unearth resonant histories and unnerving fictions built from the buiding's past. In this haunt-inspired immersive performance, the ghosts of The Fox come alive around us...but no jump scares or splatter gore here! For ages 10 and older.
Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave.