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Toy Shoppe & Nutcracker Sweets
MLK Commemoration - Art, Poetry and Essay Contest
Planning and Development Services Director
The city of Aurora is interviewing candidates for Director
of Planning and Development Services and invites you to attend a virtual
Meet and Greet event with the finalists. Join us online from 7 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 9, for the opportunity to hear from the candidates, ask your
questions, and provide your feedback to city management.
This position will oversee the Planning and Development
Services Department, which plans the development of property and
neighborhoods and prepares plans and studies that contribute to City
Council goals and objectives. The department comprises the following
·Development Services Division - includes Urban
Renewal, Retail Assistance and Economic Development
·Long Range Planning Division - includes Special
Projects, Aurora Places, Environmental Management, Mapping and
·Development Review Division - includes the Planning
Information Center and Zoning and Development Applications
No RSVP is needed for the virtual Meet and Greet. Just use
the following link when it’s time for the meeting. You can join on your
phone or computer. We ask that you please mute yourself and have your
camera turned off when joining the meeting. If you are asking a question,
you can unmute and turn your camera on. There is a “Raise Hand” function to
let the moderator know you would like to ask a question, and you will be
called on when it’s time to unmute.
As the event approaches, more information about the
finalists will be available at EngageAurora.org/PlanningDirector, which will
also serve as your portal for providing feedback after the event. Feedback
will be accepted through Sunday, Dec. 12.
If there are others in your organization whom you would like
to include in this virtual Meet and Greet, please feel free to forward this
Thank you for your support and involvement with the city of
Aurora, and we look forward to seeing you Dec. 9.
Aurora Dance Arts, a program of Library and Cultural
Services, has been busily dancing and rehearsing in the fall of 2021, as it
plans to make a triumphant return to stage performances, despite the
challenges of COVID-19, for the presentation of “Drosselmeyer’s Toy Shoppe
& Nutcracker Sweets.” This fun new twist on the traditional holiday
dance production will be performed Dec. 17 through 19 at the R.L. Troutman
Theater at Aurora Central High School, 11700 E. 11th Ave.
This re-imagined version of the Nutcracker follows Clara and
godmother Drosselmeyer in the enchanted toy shop on Christmas Eve, with
toys twirling to life and fluttering snowflakes and sugar plums dancing
through her dreams.
This unique show incorporates traditional the Tchaikovsky
Nutcracker musical score and contemporary musical selections. There are
also beautiful costume, prop and set updates and a variety of dance styles,
including ballet/pointe, contemporary, jazz and tap.
This family-friendly show is timeless, appropriate for all ages,
and an absolute must-see for the holiday season. Tickets are $20 each. For
tickets and more information, visit AuroraGov.org/Dance.
* 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17
* 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18
* 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19
2022 MLK Commemoration - Art, Poetry and
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by
sharing what his dream means to you through the Aurora Public Libraries
Art, Poetry and Essay Contest!
Create a piece of art or write a poem or essay in response
to this prompt: What does Dr. King’s dream mean to you and how can you help
realize the dream?
The contest open to kids and teens grades K – 12.
Submissions are due by Friday, Dec. 17. Visit https://bit.ly/MLKcontestAPL for guidelines
and an entry form. Stay tuned for more information about the city's 2022
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration.
"Without a Home in Aurora" Exhibit
Housing insecurity is a key issue facing our city. To build a
wider understanding of people who are often overlooked, misunderstood or
unheard, staff at the museum engaged in an oral history project on the
streets of Aurora. Museum patrons will be able to meet over 20 Aurorans
experiencing housing insecurity. The goal of the exhibit is to shed light
on a very complex and complicated social demographic. Accompanying personal
testimonials are portraits and photography, reflecting the nature of life
on Aurora’s streets. Much of the photography is being provided by local
street photographer, Amy Forestieri
The exhibit will be running from Dec. 14, 2021 through May
Planning and Zoning Commission Openings
The city of Aurora is accepting applications for residents
to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission.
The commission provides recommendations to the Aurora City
Council on zonings and a wide range of planning- and development-related
issues. Members also review site plans and use approvals unless appealed to
the City Council.
Members must be registered electors and residents of Aurora
for at least one year immediately preceding the date of their appointment.
No member shall hold paid office or position in the city administration. If
any member ceases to be an Aurora resident, membership will terminate immediately.
To apply for the commission, call the City Clerk’s Office at
303.739.7094 or visit https://bit.ly/330sstu. The Aurora
City Council will interview selected applicants at a future study session.
The commission usually meets on the second and fourth
Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. The term of service is three years.
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