Thursday, October 28, 2021

This Is Aurora - City Newsletter - Oct. 28, 2021


Election reminders and more


Oct. 28, 2021



Important reminders for the 2021 election


Ballots for this year's election must be received by 7 p.m. Election Day, Nov. 2, to be counted. To ensure ballots arrive on time, voters are advised to submit ballots to a 24-hour drop box or Voter Service and Polling Center rather than send by mail.


Voter Service and Polling Centers are open in Arapahoe, Adams and Douglas counties from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2. Visit your county's elections website for Voter Service and Polling Center locations.


Anyone who did not receive a mail ballot or needs a replacement should go to a Voter Service and Polling Center. When voting, be sure to sign in the new signature box on the return envelope (unless a voter needs the witness line). Voters may check the status of your ballot by visiting and clicking on "Check my mail ballot status" or by registering for Ballot Trax through your county's elections website.


The city will not host an Election Day drive-through, drop-off line at the Aurora Municipal Center. However, Arapahoe County voters may instead drop off their ballot at the box located on the circle in front of the Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway.


Links to other ballot drop-off locations in each county are located on the Voter Resources section at


For county voter resources, visit, or, depending on the county in which you live.


In this year's election, voters will fill seats Nov. 2 for Aurora City Council Wards I, II and III and two At-Large positions, and vote on other issues.


For the latest municipal election results, tune to special election-night coverage on AuroraTV on Comcast 8 or 880 or starting at 7 p.m., or find updated results at



Featured City Board/Commission

Citizens' Water Advisory Committee


The Citizens' Water Advisory Committee is accepting applications to fill future vacancies. This committee provides counsel and gives suggestions and recommendations to the water department and City Council on all phases of budget, departmental work plans, operational needs, strategic planning, long-range capital improvements and financial planning. To learn more and apply, visit


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Celebrate Halloween at the Boos Cruise


Join the city for a trunk load of spooky fun from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at the Aurora Sports Park, 19300 E. Colfax Ave.


Wear your best costume as you drive through the park, collecting treats from city departments and local businesses. Enjoy other costumed characters, music and more.


Time slot registrations are required ($5 per car). Visit and click on the Boos Cruise page to register and learn more.






Council Member Town Meetings

Council members are eager to hear from residents and committed to forums in which those conversations can occur. Please visit to confirm meeting dates and find information on how to join, with some meetings taking place virtually, while others are scheduled to return to in-person events. If you don't know your council ward, go to and click on "Property Info."

Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - Thursday, Oct. 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Moorhead Recreation Center, 2390 Havana St.

Ward V (Alison Coombs) - Wednesday, Nov. 3, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Heather Gardens Clubhouse, 2888 S. Heather Gardens Way

Ward VI (Françoise Bergan) - Wednesday, Nov. 17, 6 to 8 p.m., City of Aurora Public Safety Training Center (CAPSTC), 25950 E. Quincy Ave.


City Council Study Session (Virtual)

Monday, Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m.

View the meeting online at or on cable channels 8 and 880. Visit for the agenda.


Mayor Mike Live

Thursday, Oct. 28, 4 p.m.

This week on Mayor Mike Live, Mayor Coffman will join Aurora City Clerk Kadee Rodriguez to discuss what residents need to know about the 2021 election, and will chat with an Aurora Police Department representative about auto theft prevention and Halloween safety. Live on Facebook and


Boos Cruise

Friday, Oct. 29, 3 to 7 p.m.

Register for $5 per car to attend this drive-through trunk-or-treating event.

Aurora Sports Park, 19300 E. Colfax Ave.


Pumpkin Patch at the Pool

Saturday, Oct. 30

Splash around and take home a pumpkin at two different city pools. Decorating bags will be supplied. Registration required for $15 a person.

Central Recreation Center, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., 18105 E. Vassar Place

Utah Indoor Pool, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., 1800 S. Peoria St.



Trick or Treat Nature Trail

Saturday, Oct. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn about all things nature as you trick-or-treat around the Morrison Nature Center. Costumes are welcome and encouraged. Registration is required for $2 per person (children under 2 are free).

Morrison Nature Center, 16002 E. Smith Road



Fall Masterworks: Evocation of the Souls

Saturday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 31, 3 p.m.

The Aurora Symphony Orchestra presents haunting melodies to stir the soul, featuring the exquisite artistry of pianist Dr. Jooeun Pak.

Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave.



Neighborhood Engagement Survey Deadline

Sunday, Oct. 31

Take this survey to provide your thoughts about how you engage with your neighbors, neighborhood and city. Your feedback will help the city gauge how it can best support these efforts with ongoing or new programs.


Survey on Youth Deadline

Sunday, Oct. 31

The Aurora Youth Violence Prevention Program and other local agencies part of the new Aurora Partners for Thriving Youth Coalition seek community input on how issues related to mental health, substance use, safety and violent behavior impact youth. The feedback you provide will help inform the strategic plan for the Aurora Youth Violence Prevention Program and the response of the agencies in the coalition.

To give feedback and learn more, visit The survey can be completed anonymously


Youth Engagement Pop-up Events 

Through Oct. 31

Music, games, food and resources are all part of multiple pop-up events for youth this summer and fall throughout the city as part of Aurora's Youth Violence Prevention Program. The events promote a safe space for youth to connect with positive role models and meet new friends. Check out the calendar with event details at


Aurora Parks Explored

Open through Oct. 31

Aurora has nearly 100 parks to explore, and the Aurora History Museum wants to help you explore more of the story behind them at this free exhibit "Aurora Parks Explored." Learn more at Aurora History Museum. Free admission. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday.

Aurora History Museum & Historic Sites, 15515 E. Alameda Parkway


Election Day

Tuesday, Nov. 2

Ballots for the coordinated election must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day. A drop-off box is available in front of the Aurora Central Library. Voters will fill seats for Aurora City Council Wards I, II and III and two At-Large positions, and vote on other issues.


Veterans Day Celebration

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to noon

Join us in honoring and recognizing those who have served, with a free pancake breakfast, musical performance by the Denver Dolls and a vendor fair. The event is free and open to all.

Beck Recreation Center, 800 Telluride St.


A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant

Nov. 26 to Dec. 19

Join us as an anonymous company of merry little children gather on a cold winter's night to rejoice in telling the story of Scientology founder and notorious science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.

Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave.



Tri-County Health Daily COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Daily until further notice

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday (note evening time change)

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

Walk-in and drive-through clinic (no appointment necessary) supported by Jogan Health and the city of Aurora. The clinic now offers Pfizer booster shots to those who are eligible (see website for details).

Aurora Municipal Campus southwest parking lot, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway


COVID-19 Testing Site

Now open through at least Dec. 31

Open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., free testing for COVID-19 is provided to anyone who wants to be tested, especially those who have symptoms. No appointment is necessary. No doctor referral, no health insurance, and no proof of identification are required. Online registration in advance is preferred but is not required.

Aurora Center for Active Adults parking lot, 30 Del Mar Circle, at Del Mar Park


The Rise of the Aurora Suburb during the Cold War

Open through April 2022

Join the Aurora History Museum & Historic Sites for an in-person exploration of Aurora's economic prosperity and suburban expansion during the Cold War. The exhibit includes local stories experienced by Aurora residents during the Cold War to enrich the understanding of the period. Learn more at Aurora History Museum. Free admission. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday.

Aurora History Museum & Historic Sites, 15515 E. Alameda Parkway







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