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.
Lunch and music on the patio at the Walker Building will be today (Aug. 27) at noon. A presentation about Euclid Beach Park sponsored by Anna Maria and Hamlet Village will be Sept. 3 at noon, and bingo at Maplewood Care Center will be Sept. 12 and Oct. 10 at 2 p.m.
The Retired Old Men Eating Out group will go to the Dolphin in Northfield on Sept. 18 and Ray's Place in Kent on Oct. 16. A potluck for members with birthdays in July, August and September will be Sept. 29 at noon.
Massage with Dawn St. Leone will be Sept. 8 and 22 and Oct. 13 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and manicures and pedicures will be Sept. 15 and Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A sock hop will be Oct. 10 at noon and the Halloween luncheon will be Oct. 29 at noon. The annual Christmas luncheon will be Dec. 10 at noon at the Hilton Garden Inn in Twinsburg.
Trips coming up are: Sept. 4 -- Lolly the Trolley tour of Cleveland; Sept. 9 -- wine and cheese party at Legacy Place; Sept. 10 -- Nautica Queen, lunch and West Side Market; Sept. 12 -- IMAX theater and lunch at Progressive Field; Sept. 15 -- lunch bunch at Glenwillow Grill; Sept. 17 -- Presque Isle Casino; Sept. 18 -- Packard Music Hall for Paul Byrom; Sept. 22 -- Hartville Kitchen and Flea Market.
Sept. 24 -- Scavenger Hunt for Health with Gardens of Western Reserve and Aurora Manor; Oct. 3 -- Stan Hywett for Ohio Mart; Oct. 7 -- "Les Miserables" at Hanna Theater; Oct. 8 -- Fellows Riverside Garden in Youngstown; Oct. 9 -- Palace Theater to see Motown; Oct. 13 -- Lake View Cemetery tour; Oct. 14 -- Packard Music Hall for Vivace; Oct. 15 -- Rocksino; Oct. 20 -- lunch at Dutch Country in Middlefield.
The parks-rec department is in the Walker Building on West Pioneer Trail. Hours are weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.