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.
For more information, visit www.auroraoh.com under the parks and recreation department.
Aurora Seniors meet weekdays in the Walker Building on West Pioneer Trail in front of Aurora High School.
Programs include computer classes, wellness checks, breakfast and lunch outings, speakers, theme parties, arthritis exercise, health screenings and card games.
Among specific 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 2 p.m.
Also, penny poker Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., canasta Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., walking videos Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m., watercolor painting Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and beginning Tai Chi on Thursdays at 9 a.m.
Bingo is offered July 11 and Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. at Maplewood Care Center behind Kmart in Streetsboro. Lunch and a movie will be July 28 and Aug. 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Doogan’s.
The Romeos (retired old men eating out) group will visit Papous Tap and Grill on July 16 and the Rush Hour Grill in Twinsburg on Aug. 20. The annual seniors cookout will be July 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Anna Maria.
Lunch and music on the patio at the Walker Building will be July 30 and Aug. 27 at noon.
Trips coming up are: July 12 — Million Dollar Quartet at State Theater; July 15 — F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm in Akron; July 16 — Rockcino; July 21 — Pro Football Hall of Fame.
July 23 — Cleveland Cultural Gardens and Rockefeller Greenhouse; July 27 — Porthouse Theater for “Oliver”; July 29 — Cleveland Indians game; Aug. 4 — Phipps Conservatory and Carnegie Museums of Arts and Natural History in Pittsburgh.
Aug. 6 and 13 — Nautica Queen, lunch and West Side Market in Cleveland; Aug. 18 — lunch bunch to Flip Side in Chagrin Falls; Aug. 19 — Akron RubberDucks game; Aug. 20 — Horseshoe Casino; Aug. 22 — Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad; Aug. 24 — Shoji Tabu-Chi at the Mentor Performing Arts Theater.
Sept. 4 — Lolly the Trolley tour of Cleveland; Sept. 9 — wine and cheese party at Legacy Place; Sept. 12 — IMAX theater and lunch at Progressive Field.
The parks-rec department is in the Walker Building on West Pioneer Trail. Hours are weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.