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.
Jim Marzullo offers self-defense sessions March 22 and April 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The sessions are open to Aurora and surrounding residents.
Aurora Seniors meet weekdays in the Walker Building on West Pioneer Trail in front of AHS.
Programs include bingo, computer classes, wellness checks, arthritis exercise, health screenings, card games, breakfast and lunch outings, speakers and theme parties.
Among activities are: Gentle yoga Fridays at 10 a.m., arthritis foundation exercise Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m., bingo Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., knitting Thursdays at 1 p.m., penny poker Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., canasta Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., walking videos Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m., watercolor painting Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and beginning Tai Chi on Thursdays at 9 a.m.
Tec Tuesdays run through May at Harmon School on Tuesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. for those needing help with laptops, digital cameras, tablets, phones and e-readers.
A St. Patrick’s Day lunch will be March 17 at noon and a spring fling luncheon will be April 9 at noon. The Retired Old Men Eating Out will go to Zeppe’s in Hudson on March 18 and Yours Truly in Hudson on April 15.
A lunch and learn program will be April 7 (“How to Prepare and Get a Good Night’s Sleep”) at noon. The Walden book club will discuss “Passing Strange: A Glided Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line” on April 14 at 1 p.m.
Trips coming up are: March 13 — The Lettermen at Packard Music Hall in Warren; March 19 — brown bag concert at Trinity Episcopal Church in Cleveland; March 26 — Cleveland Museum of Art; March 27 — “Life With Father” at Weathervane Playhouse; March 31 — Meadows Casino; April 3 — “Flashdance” at Palace Theater.
April 6 — “Life With Father” at Weathervane Playhouse; April 10 — Collin Ray at Packard Music Hall in Warren; April 11 — Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall; April 15 — MAPS Museum in Green; April 16 — “As You Like It” at Hanna Theater; April 17 — Thistledown Racino; April 20 — “Pride and Prejudice” at Kent State University.
The parks-rec department is in the Walker Building on West Pioneer Trail. Hours are weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.