Various programs -- For more details, visit and find the parks and rec department pages.


Aurora Seniors meet weekdays in the Walker Building.

Among 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., chair volleyball Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 1:45 p.m., watercolor painting Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m., knitting Thursdays at 1 p.m. and penny poker, canasta and euchre Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m.

Also, walking videos Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m., beginning Tai Chi on Thursdays at 9 a.m. and mahjong lessons Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

Some other activities are blood pressure and glucose screening clinics the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. and seniors golf Thursdays through October at about 9 a.m. at Raccoon Hill or Oak Knolls golf courses.

An Octoberfest luncheon will be today (Sept. 28) at noon and a lunch and learn program will be Oct. 3 at noon. Massage with Susan Lund will be Oct. 10 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Retired Old Men Eating Out group will visit Jim's Open Kitchen in Streetsboro on Oct. 13.

A Halloween luncheon will be Oct. 19 at 1:30 p.m. and men can hear a presentation about advanced directives with Gerri McGonagle of Great Lakes Caring on Oct. 31 at 2 p.m.

Trips coming up are: Sept. 29 -- Cuyahoga Valley train ride from Akron to Peninsula; Oct. 6 -- Palace Theater for "Fun Home"; Oct. 7 -- Ohio Mart premier craft show at Stan Hywett; Oct. 10 -- Lakeview Cemetery; Oct. 12 -- Rutherford B. Hayes Center in Fremont.

Oct. 14 -- Scioto Downs Casino in Columbus; Oct. 17 -- lunch bunch at Ray's Place in Kent; Oct. 18 -- Packard Music Hall for "RocOpraNatra"; Oct. 19 -- brown bag concert at Trinity Cathedral; Oct. 21 -- Severance Hall for Brahm's Fourth; Oct. 24 -- Holeden Arboretum; Oct. 25 -- B.A. Sweeties candy store, Mally's Chocolates and lunch at 100th Bomb Group.

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