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.


Aurora Seniors meet weekdays in the Walker Building on West Pioneer Trail.

Programs include bingo, chair exercise, computer classes, wellness checks, knitting, tai chi for arthritics, health screenings, card games, chair volleyball, breakfast and lunch outings, speakers and theme parties.

Gentle yoga is offered Fridays at 10 a.m., chair volleyball Thursdays at 11:30 a.m., Zumba Gold on second and fourth Fridays at 1:30 p.m. and arthritis foundation exercise Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

Blood pressure clinics are the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m., bingo is Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., dulcimer lessons are Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and the senior knitting group meets Thursdays at 1 p.m.

Dr. Lara Poduska provides podiatric services by appointment at 216-662-0027, while massage with Susan Lund is Wednesdays at 9 a.m. For HEAP information, call Community Action Council at 330-297-1456.

Penny poker is Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., walking videos are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. and watercolor painting is Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.

Trips coming up are:

Jan. 9 -- Butler Institute of Art in Youngstown; Jan. 11 -- Severance Hall for Cleveland Orchestra; Jan. 14 -- lunch bunch to the Dolphin in Northfield; Jan. 16 -- Horseshoe Casino; Jan. 17 -- Palace Theater for "Priscilla."

Jan. 23 -- dinner group to Burntwood Tavern; Jan. 24 -- Cleveland Play House for "Bell, Book & Candle"; Jan. 28 -- Cleveland Museum of Natural History; Jan. 30 -- Pro Football Hall of Fame; Feb. 4 -- Great Big Home and Garden Show at IX Center.

Feb. 6 -- Tour the Spire Institute in Geneva; Feb. 11 -- lunch bunch; Feb. 18 -- dinner group; Feb. 20 -- Horseshoe Casino; Feb/ 22 Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall; Feb. 27 -- Cleveland Aquarium.

The parks-rec department is in the Walker Building on West Pioneer Trail. Hours are Mondays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.