Various programs — Many recreational and community education programs are offered by the city’s parks-recreation department. Among them are learn to roller skate, inline roller skating, driver education, youth and adult sports, dancing and fitness, stop smoking seminars, youth camps, dog obedience, gardening and home improvement.
Aurora Seniors meet weekdays in the Walker Building on West Pioneer Trail.
Programs include bingo, chair exercise, computer classes, wellness checks, knitting, tai chi for arthritics, health screenings, card games, chair volleyball, breakfast and lunch outings, speakers and theme parties.
Gentle yoga is offered Fridays at 10 a.m., chair volleyball Thursdays at 11:30 a.m., Zumba Gold on the second and fourth Fridays at 1:30 p.m. and arthritis foundation exercise Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
Blood pressure clinics are the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m., bingo is Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., the senior knitting group meets Thursdays at 1 p.m. and penny poker is Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dr. Lara Poduska provides podiatric services by appointment at 216-662-0027, while massage with Susan Lund is Jan. 5 and 19 and Feb. 2 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For HEAP information, call Community Action Council at 330-297-1456.
Penny poker is Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., walking videos are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. and watercolor painting is Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
A New Year’s luncheon will be today (Jan. 2) at noon with a fee of $2. Wellness clinic and chili cookoff will be Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. and a Valentine’s Day luncheon will be Feb. 13 at noon.
Breakfast before bingo is Jan. 8 and Feb. 12 at 9:30 a.m.., the Retired Old Men Eating Out will go to Ray’s Place in Kent on Jan. 17 and Station 43 in Bainbridge on Feb. 13 and movies and popcorn will be Jan. 7 (“Mirror, Mirror”) and Feb. 11 (“New in Town”) at 2:30 p.m.
The book club will meet Jan. 14 to discuss “Emily, Alone” and Feb. 11 to discuss “Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness.” Both sessions are at 12:30 p.m. A ceramics class will be Jan. 8 and Feb. 12 at 2 p.m.
Tec Tuesdays are every Tuesday when school is in session at 3 p.m. in Harmon School’s media center. An any color hat tea party will be Feb. 18 at noon.
Trips coming up are:
Jan. 9 — Butler Institute of Art in Youngstown; Jan. 11 — Severance Hall for Cleveland Orchestra; Jan. 14 — lunch bunch to the Dolphin in Northfield; Jan. 16 — Horseshoe Casino; Jan. 17 — Palace Theater for “Priscilla.”
Jan. 23 — dinner group to Burntwood Tavern; Jan. 24 — Cleveland Play House for “Bell, Book & Candle”; Jan. 28 — Cleveland Museum of Natural History; Jan. 30 — Pro Football Hall of Fame; Feb. 4 — Great Big Home and Garden Show at IX Center.
Feb. 6 — Tour the Spire Institute in Geneva; Feb. 11 — lunch bunch; Feb. 18 — dinner group; Feb. 20 — Horseshoe Casino; Feb 22 — Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall; Feb. 27 — Cleveland Aquarium.
The parks-rec department is in the Walker Building on West Pioneer Trail. Hours are Mondays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.