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.

Also, there are 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.; 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.

Other activities are blood pressure and glucose screenings the first Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Tech Tuesdays are offered 3-4 p.m. at the Walker Building, when students from Harmon School and AHS help seniors perform tasks with laptops, digital cameras, e-readers, tablets and phones.

A Mothers Day luncheon will be May 10 at noon, happy hour at the Atrium at Anna Maria will be May 12 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and entertainment and lunch will be May 17 at noon at Legacy Place.

Massage with Susan Lund will be May 8 and 22 and June 12 and 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and entertainment and lunch will be May 17 at noon at Legacy Place. The Retired Old Men Eating Out group will visit Mavis Winkle's in Twinsburg on May 18.

Manicures and pedicures will be May 24 and June 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Podiatrist Dr. Lara Poduska also visits the center from time to time.

A painting party will be May 23 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., and a potluck luncheon for those with birthdays in April, May and June will be June 26 at noon. Lunch and music on the patio will be June 28 at noon and lunch and Bingo at the Avenue at Aurora will be June 30 at 11:30 a.m.

Trips coming up are: May 4, Akron Art Museum; May 9, Hanna Theater for "Forever Plaid"; May 11, Western Reserve Historical Society; May 15, lunch bunch to PF Chang's; May 16, Holden Arboretum; May 19, Cleveland Orchestra's "Miracle" at Severance Hall; May 22 -- Hartville Flea Market and Kitchen; May 25 -- Indians game vs. Cincinnati Reds.

May 31 -- Middlefield shopping trip and lunch at an Amish home; June 5 -- President Garfield mansion in Mentor and Our Lady of Guadalupe; June 7 -- Akron Zoo; June 12 -- IKEA for shopping; June 14 -- Lake County Captains game; June 18 -- lunch bunch to Olive Garden; June 19 -- lunch bunch to Olive Garden; June 20 -- Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton.

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