Local Harvest Festival celebrates Sustainable
To celebrate Sustainable Communities Day, the city
of Aurora will host its first-ever Local Harvest Festival from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at The People's Building, 9995
E. Colfax Ave.
A yoga class will kick off the event from 10 to 11
a.m., with a $10 suggested donation.
Mingle with organizations focused on
sustainability starting at 11 a.m., and enjoy a cooking and
composting demo that is both free and kid friendly from 11 a.m.
To attend the yoga class or the cooking and
composting demonstration, RSVP to Lkoiv@auroragov.org or
303.739.7137. Lunch from local food trucks will be available for
purchase at the event, and a cash bar will be on site.
To benefit local food assistance organizations,
event organizers also will collect donations of nonperishable
food items or cash.
2019 will be the first year Sustainable
Communities Day is celebrated in North America following the
success in Europe where 24 countries participate in events on
Do your part to prevent pollution by taking your
household chemicals to Aurora’s Household Chemical Roundup from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Aurora Central Facilities,
13645 E. Ellsworth Ave. You must be in line by 4 p.m.
This event is open only to Aurora residents and
proof of residency or a current Aurora Water bill is required.
While the event is free, there is a $3 fee for tires, and donations to offset event
costs are appreciated.
For easy drop off, group similar items into boxes.
New paint and unopened, usable products are always donated, so be
sure to stop by the reuse station on the way out to see if there
is anything of interest to you.
Items accepted Paint and paint products, automotive fluids (motor
oil, antifreeze, etc.), lawn and garden chemicals, household
cleaners, mercury, vehicle batteries, tires ($3 fee per tire),
light bulbs and compact fluorescent lights/tubes.
Items we cannot accept Household batteries, business waste, medical
waste, radiological waste (e.g. smoke detectors), containers more
than five gallons in size, mixed products or chemicals, ammunition, explosives,
propane tanks and other canisters (e.g. extinguishers, butane
City Council Town Meetings • Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - Thursday, Sept. 26, 6
to 7:30 p.m. Moorhead Recreation Center, 2930 Havana St. • Ward II (Nicole Johnston) - Thursday, Sept. 26,
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Beck Recreation Center, 800 Telluride St. • Ward III (Marsha Berzins) - Wednesday, Sept. 11,
6:30 to 8 p.m. City Cafe, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Second Floor Thursday, Sept. 19, 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. (Mornings with
Marsha) Tin Cup Cafe, 50 S. Peoria St. • Ward IV (Charlie Richardson) - Thursday, Sept. 19,
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Garden Plaza of Aurora, 14221 E. Evans Ave. • Ward V (Bob Roth) - Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6:30 to
8:30 p.m. Heather Gardens, 2888 S. Heather Gardens Way • Ward VI (Françoise Bergan) - Wednesday, Sept. 11,
6 to 8 p.m. Heritage Eagle Bend Clubhouse, 23155 E. Heritage
City Council Meeting Monday, Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m. Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway,
Council Chamber AuroraGov.org/Council •
Streamed live at AuroraTV.org
History Trivia at Peak to Peak Thursdays, Aug. 29, Sept. 12 and 26, 6:30 p.m. Get ready to wear your Colorado flag hat with pride
at the Aurora History Museum’s history trivia night! The museum
partnered with Peak to Peak on Colfax to host trivia nights based
on Colorado, Colfax Avenue and Aurora history. Prizes for all
participants and additional prizes for winning teams Peak to Peak Tap and Brew, 9735 E. Colfax Ave. AuroraMuseum.org
Labor Day Closures In observance of Labor Day, some city of Aurora
facilities, including courts and municipal center, will be closed
Monday, Sept. 2. Some locations, such as some pools and
recreation centers, will operate on adjusted hours, and some will
operate regular hours. Check website for detailed list. AuroraGov.org
Food Truck Rodeo Friday, Sept. 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy delectable treats from local food trucks. Each
Food Truck Rodeo has a different lineup of food trucks. Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway AuroraGov.org/
Household Chemical Roundup Saturday, Sept. 7, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Facilities, 13645 E. Ellsworth Ave. AuroraWater.org
GoWild West in Aurora Saturday, Sept. 7, noon to 4 p.m. Free family event with activities for the Lil'
Buckaroos such as inflatable water slides, crafts and backyard
bass fishing. Moorhead Park, 2390 Havana St. AuroraGov.org/Recreation
Emergency Preparedness Fair Wednesday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Be prepared, not scared. Be ready for disasters.
Several agencies and departments will be on hand to discuss
emergency preparedness with you. National Preparedness Month is
recognized each September to promote family and community
disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. Free
and registration is no needed Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway AuroraGov.org
Museo de las Americas Exhibit Through Sept. 30 (open during Aurora Municipal
Center business hours) Enjoy Museo de las Americas’ traveling exhibition
“People/Gente Museo Sin Fronteras-Museum Without Borders,”
featuring a portion of Museo’s 3,400-piece collection on ancient
and contemporary Latin American art, textiles, ceramics and
artifacts. Free Aurora Municipal Center Mezzanine Gallery, Second
Floor, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway AuroraGov.org/PublicArt