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.

For more information, visit under the parks and recreation department.


Aurora Seniors meet weekdays in the Walker Building on West Pioneer Trail in front of Aurora High School.

Programs include computer classes, wellness checks, breakfast and lunch outings, speakers, theme parties, arthritis exercise, health screenings and card games.

Among specific activities are: Gentle yoga Fridays at 10 a.m., Arthritis Foundation exercise Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m., bingo Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., knitting Thursdays at 2 p.m.

Also, penny poker Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., canasta Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., walking videos Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m., watercolor painting Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and beginning Tai Chi on Thursdays at 9 a.m.

The ROMEOS (Retired Old Men Eating Out) will visit Brewster's in Twinsburg today (June 18), and lunch and music on the patio at the Walker Building will be June 25, July 30 and Aug. 27 at noon.

Trips coming up are: June 19 -- Cleveland Indians game; June 23 -- Wagon Trail Animal Farm; July 6 -- Porthouse Theater for "Starmites"; July 9 -- Ashtabula Maritime Museum, shopping and dining at Geneva on the Lake; July 14 -- lunch bunch at Pasta House in Garrettsville; July 15 -- F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm in Akron.

July 16 -- Rockcino; July 21 -- Pro Football Hall of Fame; July 23 -- Cleveland Cultural Gardens and Rockefeller Greenhouse; July 27 -- Porthouse Theater for "Oliver"; July 29 -- Cleveland Indians game; Aug. 4 -- Phipps Conservatory and Carnegie Museums of Arts and Natural History in Pittsburgh; Aug. 6 -- Nautica Queen, lunch and West Side Market in Cleveland.

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