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 in front of AHS.
Starting in January 2014, non-residents will be required to pay a $5 annual fee to receive the bi-monthly seniors newsletter and will be charged an additional $1 per person for each trip offered.
Programs include bingo, chair exercise, computer classes, wellness checks, knitting, arthritis exercise, Silver Sneakers, health screenings, card games, chair volleyball, breakfast and lunch outings, speakers and theme parties.
Among activities are: Gentle yoga Fridays at 10 a.m., chair volleyball Thursdays at 11:30 a.m., and arthritis foundation exercise Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m., bingo Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., blood pressure clinics the second Tuesday of each month from 10 to 10:30 a.m., knitting group Thursdays at 1 p.m. and penny poker Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m.
Dr. Lara Poduska provides podiatric services by appointment at 216-662-0027. For HEAP information, call Community Action Council at 330-297-1456.
Walking videos are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. and watercolor painting is Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. A Halloween party will be today (Oct. 30) at noon.
Tec Tuesdays will run through May 2014 at Harmon School for those needing help with laptops, digital cameras, tablets, phones and e-readers.
Wellness presentations are as follows: Nov. 1 — Relieving the Stress of the Holidays; Nov. 5 — Mediterranean Diets; Nov. 7 — Detection and Treatment of Gallstone Disease.
The Aurora Garden Club will meet Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. in the Walker Building. The book club will discuss “Midnight in Peking” by Paul French on Nov. 11 and “Flags in the Dust” by William Faulkner on Dec. 9.
The Retired Old Men Eating Out group will visit Station 43 on Nov. 13 and Chicago Deli on Dec. 18. A program titled “The Bucket List: Before You Need Long-term Care” will be offered Nov. 13 at 3 p.m.
Massage with Susan Lund is Nov. 11 and 25 and Dec. 9 and 23. Lunch and learn at Legacy Place will be Nov. 18 at noon focusing on “Aid and Attendance on Veterans Benefits.”
The Christmas luncheon will be Dec. 11 at noon at the Hilton Garden Inn in Twinsburg and a birthday potluck will be Dec. 23 at noon.
Trips coming up are: Nov. 8 — The Christmas House in Cleveland; Nov. 11 — lunch bunch to Gears and Cheers; Nov. 12 — Palace Theater for “Once”; Nov. 13 — brown bag lunch at Trinity Cathedral; Nov. 14 — Packard Music Hall in Warren for Linda Eder; Nov. 15 — Rose Pointe Tea Room; Nov. 18 — Presque Isle Casino.
Nov. 20 — Progressive health care tour; Nov. 22 — Cleveland Christmas Connection; Nov. 22 — Cleveland Christmas Connection; Dec. 2 — Kirtland Visitors Center nativity scenes display; Dec. 4 — Cleveland Museum of Art; Dec. 5 — “Wicked” at Palace Theater; Dec. 9 — lunch bunch at Welshfield Inn and Packard Music Hall for the Lowe Family.
Dec. 12 — Weathervane Playhouse for “ Christmas My Way: A Sinatra Holiday Bash”; Dec. 14 — “Straight No Chaser” at Palace Theater; Dec. 15 — Severance Hall for a Christmas concert; Dec. 16 — potluck dinner and Christmas lights in downtown Cleveland; Dec. 18 — Trinity Cathedral for a brown bag concert.
The parks and rec department is in the Walker Building on West Pioneer Trail. Hours are Mondays to Fridays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.