What does it mean
to be a civically involved in Aurora? It means being part of one of the
most international and dynamic cities around. It means being engaged with
neighbors, leaders and businesses to guide a solid community.
In its desire to
encourage responsible citizenship and understanding between the city
government and the residents it serves, the Aurora City Council formed the
Aurora Civic Engagement Academy in 2016. The six-session academy is
designed to provide residents with a complete overview of city government,
resident participation and the opportunities that exist for resident
The next academy
starts in early April, meeting on six Thursday evenings in virtual
sessions. Applications are open now and will be received on a first-come,
first-served basis until the maximum class size is reached. Applicants must
be Aurora residents and at least 14 years old. There is no cost to
The Aurora Public Library, in partnership with Revols Beehive
Garden, is now hosting a Seed Library, a self-sustaining seed
collection that gardeners can borrow and plant at home, then
harvest, collect and return the seeds for next season.
People wanting to
improve the environment are encouraged to join Aurora Water and the High
Line Canal Conservancy at this year’s High Line Canal Cleanup. The
volunteer event, which involves removing trash and debris from the 11-mile
stretch of canal that winds through Aurora, is slated for Saturday, April
24 from 8 a.m. to noon.
and religious groups are encouraged to sign up and learn about the
importance of preventing pollution in our waterways. Volunteers must be at
least eight years old and minors must be accompanied by an adult. COVID-19
protocols and the city’s ongoing safety measures will be in place.
waterways is everyone’s responsibility. Help clean and protect this
beautiful and historic recreational amenity. For more information or to
volunteer, visit AuroraWater.org,
call 303.739.7372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council members are
eager to hear from residents and committed to forums in which those
conversations can occur. The format and structure of town meetings is
virtual during the COVID-19 crisis. Please visit AuroraGov.org/Council to confirm meeting dates and find
information on how to join. If you don't know your council ward, go to AuroraGov.org and click on "Property Info."
Ward I (Crystal
Murillo) - Thursday, March 25, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Ward II (Nicole
Johnston) - Thursday, April 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Ward III (Marsha
Berzins) - Wednesday, April 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Ward IV (Juan
Marcano) - Wednesday, April 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Ward V (Alison
Coombs) - Wednesday, April 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Ward VI (Françoise
Bergan) - Wednesday, March 24, 6 to 8 p.m.
At Large (Angela
Lawson, Allison Hiltz, Curtis Gardner) - Thursday, March 18, 6:30 to 8:30
City Council Study
Monday, March 15,
View this study
session meeting online at AuroraTV.org or on cable channels 8 and 880.
City Council Meeting
Monday, March 22,
View this regular
council meeting online at AuroraTV.org or on cable channels 8 and 880. See AuroraGov.org for details on how to address the council
by phone during Public Invited to Be Heard or another agenda item.
Mayor Mike Live
Friday, March 12, 3
This Friday, the
mayor will be joined by the Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development
Center to talk about the role this center has played at supporting small
businesses during the pandemic; also, the city’s Office of Emergency
Management will discuss the city’s Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is
intended to lesson the long-term risk from natural hazards, and remind us
about things we can do to be prepared for inclement weather. Join the
conversation with your questions for the mayor or his guests.
Museum (Virtual) Lecture: Colorado's Love Affair with Drive-In Theaters
Wednesday, March 17,
noon to 1 p.m.
Aurora was home to
Colorado's first drive-in theater, and dozens more soon followed. Some were
gone within months. Some are still alive today. Join Michael Kilgore,
author of "Drive-Ins of Colorado," as he describes the people,
the stories, and the giant screens that entertained millions of
The lecture is free,
but you must register to receive the link to the online Webex meeting.
Space is limited, please only register if you plan to attend. More than one
person can attend using the same computer. There is no cancellation fee.
The Aurora Office of
International and Immigrant Affairs, Aurore Fire Rescue and Si La Bul are
offering this second of a four-part webinar series called English 911 for
non-English speaking residents who feel as if they are not prepared to
communicate in English during an emergency. The session is provided in
English, and recordings with translated captions will be provided in
Do you remember your
high school sweetheart? Are you ready to see them again at your reunion?
After two decades of failed relationships, Peter returns to his high school
reunion hoping to rekindle his romance with Kari, the girl he abandoned
after an unexpected pregnancy. As the night progresses, both Peter and Kari
face the consequences of choices made long ago...and the daunting prospect
of starting again. Depending on the public health guidelines as opening day
approaches, this production could be live or virtual.
Information Session at the Library (Virtual)
Wednesday, March 24,
Library invites you to learn how to become a U.S. citizen at this virtual
presentation by a representative from the U.S. Office of Citizenship &
Immigration Services. The discussion will include eligibility, test
materials, what to expect during the interview, and more.
Through March 30
(closed Saturday, March 13 due to weather forecast)
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., free testing for COVID-19 is provided to anyone
who wants to be tested, especially those who have symptoms. No appointment
is necessary. No doctor referral, no health insurance and no proof of
identification are required. Online registration in advance is preferred but is not
Aurora Center for
Active Adults parking lot, 30 Del Mar Circle, at Del Mar Park
in Aurora Exhibit
Online through May
The Aurora History
Museum is showcasing and celebrating the wide variety of faiths and
religious experiences of Aurorans in the new exhibit “Religious Diversity
in Aurora.” Explore photos of over 140 houses of worship in the city and
learn about other people’s beliefs and traditions.