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.

Seniors golf on Thursdays at about 9 a.m. and alternate between Raccoon Hills and Grantwood courses. Blood pressure and glucose screenings are the first Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m.

Podiatrist Dr. Lara Poduska visits the center from time to time. Massage with Susan Lund will be July 10 and 24 and Aug. 14 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Retired Old Men Eating Out group will go to Applebee's in Streetsboro on July 20 and Ruby Tuesday's in Bainbridge Township on Aug. 17. A chair volleyball tournament will be July 21 at 11 a.m. at Independence Village.

A lunch and learn program titled "Dreams Fulfilled: Creating and Achieving Your Bucket List" will be July 24 at noon. Manicures and pedicures by Wanda will be offered July 26 and Aug. 23 from 10 a.m,. to 2 p.m.

Lunch and music on the patio will be July 26 at noon, an AARP driver safety program will be Aug. 18 from noon to 4 p.m. and a luau at Vista Springs in Macedonia will be Aug. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Trips coming up are: July 9 -- Porthouse Theater for "Ain't Misbehaving'"; July 17 -- lunch bunch at London's Pickle Works in Brecksville; July 19 -- Cleveland Botanical Garden and concert on the oval; July 25 -- Cleveland Institute of Music brown bag concert; July 26 -- Indians game vs. Angels; July 30 -- Porthouse Theater for "Newsies"; July 27 -- pontoon boat ride at Portage Lakes.

July 30 -- Porthouse Theater for "Newsies"; July 31 -- shopping at Crocker Park in Westlake; Aug. 2 -- Nautica Queen oldies luncheon cruise; Aug. 14 -- Ethnic market tour of Cleveland; Aug. 16 -- Put-in-Bay; Aug. 20 -- State Theater for "Motown"; Aug. 21 -- lunch bunch at Mangia Mangia; Aug. 23 -- Rocksino; Aug. 24 -- Indians game vs. Red Sox; Aug. 28 -- guided tour of Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History Museum in Pittsburgh.

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