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.
trick or treat alone. Have at least two buddies.
your route and make sure your family knows what it is.
cautious of strangers, and do not accept rides from them.
only houses where the lights are on.
· Walk on
sidewalks and not on streets. Cross the street only at corners.
Look in all directions before crossing and obey all traffic
· Stay a
safe distance from moving cars.
· Wait to
eat your treats until a parent has inspected them.
sure costumes are light in color or have reflective tape.
costumes short to prevents trips and falls, and use makeup
instead of masks for better vision.
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
Voter Service and Polling Centers open Oct. 28
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,
or Douglas County,
depending on the county in which you reside.
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.
City Council Town Meetings
• Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - Thursday, Oct. 24, 6 to
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
• Ward IV (Charlie Richardson) - No November meeting
• 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,
Streamed live at AuroraTV.org
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
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.
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
Aurora Central Library Community Room, 14949 E.
303.739.7257 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 AuroraGov.org/KeepAuroraClean.
Lowry Park (1001 Dayton St.) and Central Facilities
(13646 E. Ellsworth Ave.)
Questions? 303.739.7441 or email@example.com
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.