Friday, May 31, 2019

City of Aurora News


Time for Buskers, Brews & BBQ on June 8, it's almost Summer in the City, and provide feedback on animal ordinance

May 31, 2019

Taste it, sip it, 'que it at Aurora's Buskers, Brews & BBQ on June 8

A collage of images from Buskers Brews and BBQ

The city of Aurora’s most delicious event - Buskers, Brews & BBQ - is back for the third year on Saturday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway

Buskers, Brews & BBQ is a celebration of all things barbecue, beer and entertainment, with live musical performances and quirky street performers.

This year, nearly 30 teams from across the country will travel to Aurora to compete in a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned competition and Rocky Mountain BBQ Association Cup Event. They will also prepare succulent barbecue for attendees to sample.

In addition to the drool-worthy barbecue samples available for purchase, Dry Dock Brewery will be serving fan-favorite beers throughout the event. Valid ID is required to purchase alcohol at the event. 

Buskers will be performing throughout the day entertaining attendees with a wide variety of street acts such as magicians, stilt walkers, jugglers and more. 

Buskers, Brews & BBQ is free to attend, including parking, admission and activities such as inflatables, a caricature artist, face painters, aerial artists, stage entertainment and more. Barbecue samples and beer are available for purchase via BBQ BUCKS, which can be pre-purchased online or on-site. Other items throughout the festival are for purchase via cash or credit.

For more information, or to buy BBQ BUCKS, go to AuroraGov.org/BBQ.


Summer in the City - Fun family activities across Aurora

Aurora's Summer in the City events are perfect for families to live it up with healthy snacks, larger-than-life inflatables, games, crafts and much more! There are eight events planned across the city, starting June 14 at the Aurora Municipal Center.

Read more
www.auroragov.org


Provide your input on proposed changes to city animal ordinances

Two dogs and a cat
The city of Aurora wants residents’ input on proposed changes to animal-related ordinances via a series of open houses in June, and online feedback forms available through July 15.

After a multi-year review process, Aurora Animal Services, in conjunction with the City Attorney’s Office, has proposed changes to Chapter 14 of the city's Code of Ordinances regarding animals. This is the first complete review of Chapter 14 since the 1970s. Among the changes proposed are the creation of a shelter-neuter-release program for community cats, an expanded definition of animal cruelty, a new prohibition on animal fighting, revisions to shelter fees and penalties, and new reporting requirements for barking-dog complaints.

Two other proposed Chapter 14 ordinance revisions have recently been added for consideration, one regarding the American Bully breed and the other regarding aggressive, potentially dangerous and dangerous animals.

To ensure that Aurora residents can provide their input on all of the above proposals, a webpage has been created at AuroraGov.org/AnimalOrdinance that details the changes, links to online feedback forms and contains answers to frequently asked questions.

In addition, three public open houses are scheduled in June where residents can ask questions and learn more about the proposed changes. No RSVP is necessary.

·    June 5, 6 to 8 p.m. – Aurora Municipal Center, Lobby, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway
·    June 15, 10 a.m. to noon – Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Road
·    June 26, 5 to 7 p.m. - Central Recreation Center, 18150 E. Vassar Place

Anyone interested in joining an email notification list for updates on the Chapter 14 revision process can request to be added to the list by emailing animalordinance@auroragov.org.



UPCOMING EVENTS

City Council Town Meetings
• Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - Thursday, Aug. 22, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave.
• Ward II (Nicole Johnston) - Thursday, June 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Beck Recreation Center, 800 Telluride St.
• Ward III (Marsha Berzins) - Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m.,
Aurora Municipal Center City Cafe, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway (second floor)
Thursday, June 20, 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. (Mornings with Marsha)
Tin Cup Cafe, 50 S. Peoria St.
• Ward IV (Charlie Richardson) - Thursday, June 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fire Station No. 11, 2291 S. Joliet St.
• Ward V (Bob Roth) - Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Heather Gardens, 2888 S. Heather Gardens Way
• Ward VI (Fran├žoise Bergan) - Wednesday, July 17, 6 to 8 p.m.
Tallyn's Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Road
AuroraGov.org/Council

City Council Meeting
Monday, June 3, 7:30 p.m.
Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Council Chamber
AuroraGov.org/Council • Streamed live at AuroraTV.org

Plains Conservation Center Master Plan Open House & Survey
Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join the last community meeting and provide input to the proposed concepts to help us create a shared vision for the Plains Conservation Center's natural grassland ecosystem, eclectic collection of buildings and tradition of educational programming and conservation. Or take the survey by June 1.
Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E. Hampden Ave.
AuroraGov.org/PlainsCenter

Superstition and Mythology of Aurora Owls
Sunday, June 2, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Come and learn about owls native to Aurora and some of the mythology historically associated with them. We will be dissecting an owl pellet followed by a hike to find owls! For children ages 6 and older. Free but registration is required.
Morrison Nature Center/Star K Ranch, 16002 E. Smith Road
To register, click here.

Beer and Donut Pairing with Aurora Craft Brew Tour
Friday, June 7, 6:30 p.m.
You "donut" want to miss this. Craft beer paired perfectly with delicious donuts. Free admission but registration is required due to limited space.
Peak to Peak Colfax & Dayton Brewery, 9735 E. Colfax Ave.
Register: AuroraLibrary.org

Buskers, Brews & BBQ
Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Pig out to delicious barbecue and brews, and enjoy great entertainment from street acts like magicians, stilt walkers, jugglers and more. Free admission; barbecue samples and brews available to purchase.
Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway
AuroraGov.org/BBQ

Artspace Survey
Take the survey by June 11
Help us think big. Tell us what you want in affordable live/work housing, studio and other creative work space in Aurora. The Aurora Cultural Arts District and the city of Aurora are teaming up with Artspace, the nation's leading nonprofit arts developer, to survey our creative community.
AuroraCreativeSpaceSurvey.org

Author visit: Susan Mallery
Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m.
Tattered Cover Book Store and Aurora Public Library welcome bestselling author Susan Mallery for a special presentation and book signing celebrating the release of her new novel, "The Summer of Sunshine and Margot.” Books will be available for purchase from Tattered Cover Book Store. Registration is required, and space is limited.
Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9898 E. Colfax Ave.
Register: AuroraLibrary.org

Food Truck Rodeo and Summer in the City
Friday, June 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This month's lineup of food trucks is accompanied by the first Summer in the City event of the year, featuring healthy snacks, inflatables, board and field games, crafts and much more for the family, as well as a prep station with safety information, bike maintenance tips and giveaways for Bike to Work Day (coming June 26).
Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway
AuroraGov.org/Events

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

City of Aurora Newsletter


Central Recreation Center opening, Aurora Fox announces new season, and more

May 2, 2019

It's here! Grand opening is May 9 for Central Recreation Center

People run up the stairs at Central Rec Center gym which features basketball courts and a running track

Click on image above to watch a video tour of the facility

The wait is over, Aurora. The new Central Recreation Center, 18150 E. Vassar Place near Tower Road, will officially open May 9 with a public event, and everyone is invited. 

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 9, join the opening celebration with cooking and fitness demonstrations, healthy snacks and shaved ice (both while supplies last), raffles and giveaways, tours of the center and, of course, access to the entire center including pool area, all for free. 

The 61,000-square-foot center provides programming for all ages, from fitness and fun to learning and doing. State-of-the-art amenities include a lap pool, an indoor wave pool, a lazy river, an interactive waterslide, an elevated indoor track, a gymnasium, top-of-the-line fitness equipment, group exercise studios, teaching kitchens, party rooms, incredible views and more. 

The interactive waterslide is be the first of its kind in North America. The inner tubing of the slide is manufactured with lights and sounds, giving the slider a truly unique experience of soaring through a lit tunnel into the pool below. Similar to the slide at the Moorhead Recreation Center, this slide will also protrude from the building.

This center was truly imagined by the community. An extensive public input process began in 2016 to see how Aurorans pictured their new recreation center. With three open houses and over 200 attendees at each, the outcome was an aquatics-focused center with fitness, an indoor running track and child care as well as the need for community rooms and places for people to connect.

The $34 million bonded project is being fully funded by city marijuana tax revenues. 

For more information, visit AuroraGov.org/Recreation.


Zoning Code Update - Final draft available for review

Aurora’s new zoning code is nearly complete after more than four years of work. A final draft is available online, and stakeholders can provide comments through May 31, or at an open house 4 to 6:30 p.m. May 21 at the Aurora Municipal Center.

Read more
www.auroragov.org


Aurora Fox announces 2019-20 season

The marquee at the Aurora Fox Arts Center is a tall vertical sign with the letters FOX
During the annual Aurora Fox Gala on April 27, Aurora Fox Arts Center Executive Producer Helen R. Murray announced the 35th season lineup, where all but one production are, once again, new to the Aurora-Denver area.

“With how diverse Aurora is, I want to give voice and representation to different parts of our city and to all the families who call Aurora home,” Murray said.

·    Sept. 20 to Oct. 13: “Miss You Like Hell.” A new musical about an undocumented woman facing deportation to Mexico who arrives in Philadelphia to persuade her estranged 16-year-old daughter to join her on a road trip to California. 
·    Nov. 29 to Dec. 22: The Second City's "Twist Your Dickens." After a successful run last year at the Aurora Fox, this twisted version of “A Christmas Carol” returns with brand-new comedic bits. 
·    Jan. 17 to Feb. 9, 2020: “The Squirrels.” An epic animal-kingdom soap opera with rebel armies, conspiracies and divided family loyalties explores classism, gentrification and racial tensions in America. 
·    Feb. 21 to March 15, 2020: “Secrets of the Universe and Other Songs.” This world premiere of a reworked musical play by Marc Acito is based on the real-life friendship between Albert Einstein and American singer Marian Anderson. 
·    March 13 to April 5, 2020: “For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday.” Fifty years after she played Peter Pan at her hometown children’s theater, Anne is casted back alongside her siblings. 
·    April 17 to May 10, 2020: Disney’s “Freaky Friday the Musical.” Contemporary update of the hit Disney film. 

The current season's final production, “Caroline, or Change,” ends May 5 and will be immediately followed by the Aurora Fox Cabaret Series, “This is Me,” starring Jalyn Courtenay Webb, May 10 and 11. For tickets and more information, visit AuroraFox.org.



UPCOMING EVENTS

City Council Town Meetings
• Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. to noon
New Nation Church, 2001 Jamaica St.
• Ward II (Nicole Johnston) - Budget town meeting - Thursday, May 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Beck Recreation Center, 800 Telluride St.
• Ward III (Marsha Berzins) - Wednesday, May 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m.,
Aurora Municipal Center City Cafe, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway (second floor)
Thursday, May 16, 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. (Mornings with Marsha)
Tin Cup Cafe, 50 S. Peoria St.
• Ward IV (Charlie Richardson) - Thursday, May 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fire Station No. 11, 2291 S. Joliet St.
• Ward V (Bob Roth) - Budget town meeting - Tuesday, May 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Heather Gardens, 2888 S. Heather Gardens Way
• Ward VI (Fran├žoise Bergan) - Budget town meeting - Wednesday, May 15, 6 to 8 p.m.
City of Aurora Public Safety Training Center (CAPSTC), 25950 E. Quincy Ave.
AuroraGov.org/Council

City Council Meeting
Monday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.
Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora Room
AuroraGov.org/Council • Streamed live at AuroraTV.org

City of Aurora Career Fair
Thursday, May 2, 9 a.m. to noon
Learn more about job opportunities with the city of Aurora. Multiple city departments will be on hand to engage with prospective job seekers. No RSVP is necessary.
Aurora Municipal Center Lobby, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway
Jobs.AuroraGov.org

Spring Quilt Sale
May 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; May 3, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; May 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All quilts are handmade by the wonderfully talented volunteers of the Aurora Center for Active Adults Quilt Bee. Special orders accepted.
Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle
AuroraGov.org

FAA Public Workshop
Thursday, May 2, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
The Federal Aviation Administration is holding a public meeting to discuss changes to flight paths and procedures within the metro area airspace. The FAA has proposed these changes to increase efficiency and access to the airport. These proposed changes may increase or decrease air traffic over Aurora neighborhoods.
Aurora Municipal Center Lobby, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway
FAA.gov

Food Truck Rodeo
Friday, May 3, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enjoy delectable treats from local food trucks every first Friday from May to November. Each Food Truck Rodeo has a different lineup of food trucks.
Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway
AuroraGov.org/Events

E-cycle Event
Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Most electronic items—desktop computers, laptops, cellphones, tablets, gaming equipment, consumer electronics and similar—will be accepted. A new fee of $5 will be charged per household dropping off. Additional fees will be charged for certain types of monitors, televisions and printers/copiers. Visit the website for complete details and a list of items that will not be accepted.
Tallyn's Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Road
AuroraGov.org/Recycle

Aurora Cinco de Mayo
Saturday, May 4, noon to 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 5, noon to 6 p.m.
Celebrate in the Aurora Cultural Arts District with dance performances, live music, Chihuahua dog races, contests and delicious food from vendors and local brew in the beer garden.
Fletcher Plaza, 9898 E. Colfax Ave.
AuroraCulture.org

Aurora Police Fallen Officer Memorial
Thursday, May 9, noon to 1 p.m.
An annual ceremony recognizes our fallen heroes, including the Aurora Police Department Honor Guard presentation of the colors, and the singing of the national anthem. Limited seating is available. No RSVP necessary.
Aurora Police Headquarters courtyard, 15001 E. Alameda Parkway
Facebook.com/AuroraCOPD

“This is Me” starring Jalyn Courtenay Webb
Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, 7:30 p.m.
The Aurora Fox Cabaret Series presents “This is Me” starring Jalyn Courtenay Webb, recipient of the 2018 Henry Award for best leading actress in a musical.
Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave.
Tickets: AuroraFox.org

Aurora Mini-Con
Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Celebrate comics, cosplay and everything pop-culture. Join us for a family-friendly day of crafts, panels and activities with local organizations, artists and authors who love "nerd-culture" as much as we do. Don't forget to cosplay! 
Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway
AuroraLibrary.org

Stanley Marketplace Walking Tours
Saturdays, through May 18, 10:30 a.m.
Don’t miss your opportunity to learn the unique and eccentric stories hidden in this community-focused marketplace and historic landmark. $5 per person 
Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St.
Tickets at AuroraMuseum.org

Waste-free Luncheon and Recycling Fair
Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Enjoy a light lunch and local libations with zero waste. Everything will be composted or recycled. At the same time, learn more about where to recycle electronics, light bulbs, household chemicals, appliances and more. Lunch is free; cash bar available. Bring a nonperishable food item or cash donation to benefit Colfax Community Network and Interfaith Community Services. 
The People's Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave.
RSVP required: 303.739.7137 or lkoiv@auroragov.org

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