just around the corner, the city is hosting Pop-up Pumpkin Patches
this year to ensure everyone has a pumpkin to decorate.
Find your perfect
pumpkin and a decorating kit to take home, but plan to arrive early as
these items are free and available only while supplies last.
Oct. 7, 3 to 5 p.m., Moorhead Park, 2390 Havana Ave.
Oct. 14, 3 to 5 p.m., Olympic Park, 15501 E. Yale Ave.
Oct. 20, Fletcher Plaza, 9800 E. Colfax Ave.
Oct. 21, 3 to 5 p.m., Appaloosa Park, 5575 S. De Gaulle St.
For some treats,
come out to the city's Boos Cruise
featuring drive-through trunk-or-treating from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29,
at the Aurora Sports Park, 19300 E. Colfax Ave. Don your best costume and
prepare for a trunk load of spooky fun from city departments and local
businesses. Participants must register in advance for
$5 per car.
recent Aurora municipal candidate forums (Ward I, II and III, and At
Large), sponsored by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, the Aurora Women's
Club, Sentinel Colorado, the League of Women Voters, 9News and
Telemundo, at AuroraTV.org.
Suggest a theme
for Aurora's 36th annual MLK Jr. commemoration
underway for the 36th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration scheduled
for January 2022, and the city needs your help coming up with a theme for
Share your theme
suggestions by emailing your answer to one of the prompts below to firstname.lastname@example.org or
submitting your response in person at any Aurora Public Library.
word do you think of when you think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?
does Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy mean to you?
Entries are due
Friday, Oct. 15. The planning committee will select the theme.
for Older Adults
Commission for Older Adults is accepting applications to fill several
vacancies. This commission enhances the quality of life of the older-adult
population in Aurora by supporting current programs and promoting the
development of new ones in the areas of housing, transportation, health,
nutrition, legislation, recreation, education, advocacy and networking. To
learn more and apply, visit AuroraGov.org/Boards.
Council members are
eager to hear from residents and committed to forums in which those
conversations can occur. Please visit AuroraGov.org/Council 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 AuroraGov.org 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 IV (Juan
Marcano) - Thursday, Oct. 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Stampede, 2430 S. 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.
We need your big
ideas! The city of Aurora will receive $65.4 million in American Rescue
Plan Act (ARPA) funding related to COVID-19 economic impacts. What will
help our community thrive? Fill out the survey online at EngageAurora.org/ARPA to share your most pressing needs.
Fire Safety Fair
Saturday, Oct. 9, 11
a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join us to learn
more about making your home safer from fire, see fire trucks from across
the metro area and watch a live fire demonstration.
Are you a leader in
your neighborhood or a resident who wants to get more involved in
neighborhood engagement? The city of Aurora is looking to form a
neighborhood leader network to better help Aurora neighborhood groups
thrive. Share your ideas and brainstorm with other leaders on what this
network should look like and how it can support the continued growth of
neighborhood relationships. Registration is not required. Visit AuroraGov.org/Liaisons for meeting information. Email email@example.com by Oct. 19 for interpretation assistance.
Nine Mile Bridge
Construction and Design Enhancements: Public Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 6
to 7:30 p.m.
The city is leading
the design and construction work on a pedestrian bridge over Parker Road
near Interstate 225 to connect the RTD Nine Mile Station with homes and
businesses on the north side of Parker Road. If you live, work or regularly
visit this area, register now to join us for a virtual public meeting to
see images of the bridge design, discuss the plans for and impact of
construction, and ask questions about the project.
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.
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.
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
Ballots for the
coordinated election will start arriving in mailboxes Oct. 8. Voters will
fill seats for Aurora City Council Wards I, II and III and two At-Large
positions, and vote on other issues.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Saturday (note evening time change)
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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).
Campus southwest parking lot, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway
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
Aurora Center for
Active Adults parking lot, 30 Del Mar Circle, at Del Mar Park
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
Museum & Historic Sites, 15515 E. Alameda Parkway
The Rise of the
Aurora Suburb during the Cold War
Open through April
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.
Museum & Historic Sites, 15515 E. Alameda Parkway