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 the 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., the senior knitting group meets Thursdays at 1 p.m. and penny poker is Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dr. Lara Poduska provides podiatric services by appointment at 216-662-0027. For HEAP information, call Community Action Council at 330-297-1456.

Walking videos are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. and watercolor painting is Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.

Tec Tuesdays are every Tuesday when school is in session at 3 p.m. in Harmon School's media center.

Massage with Susan Lund will be March 2 and 16 and April 13 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., dessert and bingo will be March 4 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Solon Pointe and a St. Patrick's Day luncheon will be March 13 at noon.

The Retired Old Men Eating Out group will go to the Dolphin in Northfield on March 21 and Zeppe's in Hudson on April 18. A birthday potluck luncheon will be March 18 at noon.

Lunch and learn programs will be April 1 at noon in the Walker Building and April 18 at noon at Grande Village. Breakfast before bingo will be April 29 at Anna Maria.

Trips coming up are: Feb 22 -- Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall; Feb. 27 -- Cleveland Aquarium.; March 5 -- Palace Theater for "Sister Act"; March 6 -- Trinity Cathedral brown bag concert; March 7 -- Packard Music Hall for "Hooray for Hollywood."

March 11 -- lunch bunch to Lager & Vine in Hudson; March 12 -- Longanberry Bookstore in Shaker Heights; March 14 -- Rivers Casino; March 18 -- dinner group at Lana's in Sagamore Hills.

March 18 -- dinner group to Lana's in Sagamore Hills; March 20 -- Horseshoe Casino; March 27 -- Trinity Cathedral brown bag concert; April 3 -- Hanna Theater to see "Much Ado About Nothing."

April 4 -- Allen Theater for "Good People"; April 6 -- Celtic Women at Palace Theater; April 8 -- lunch bunch to Pufferbelly in Kent; April 10 -- Horseshoe Casino; April 11 -- War Horse at Palace Theater; April 15 -- Tour and lunch at Ahuja Medical Center.

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.