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City of Aurora February Cultural Events

Wildlife Carving, ages 18 and older

Complete a woodcarving from start to finish: roughing out, detailing, setting eyes, making feet, painting and mounting. $60/punch card. $10-35 supply fee.

Fridays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Expo Recreation Center, 10955 E. Exposition Ave., Aurora

303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/arts

The Art of Music: Sheet Music From 1890-1940, all ages

Before there were record albums and CDs to collect, songs came as sheet music with elaborate covers to entice buyers. See how this artwork changed over the decades to reflect the styles of the day. Admission is free.

Thru Mar. 6, Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Aurora History Museum, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora

303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org

A Millinery Tale: The History of Ladies Hats, all ages

Women have been wearing hats for centuries. How have styles and wearing trends changed? When were hats required? What are some hat designs of today? Highlights will include hats from private collections and the Museum’s mid-Century hat collection. Admission is free.

Thru Apr. 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Aurora History Museum, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora

303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org

Crocodile Rock, ages 18 mos. to 5 years

Let your child develop an appreciation for music through singing, dancing, and playing instruments. Instruments provided.. Child must be accompanied by an adult. $42 ($32 Aurora residents)

-Feb. 4 to 25, Friday, 10:15 to 11 a.m.

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora

-Feb. 5 to 26, Saturday, 10:15 to 11 a.m.

Aurora Central Library Studio, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Afternoon at the Improv, ages 9 to 14

Learn the basics of acting without a script or set story. Develop unique characters and work with others students to create original stories and scenes. $70 ($54 Aurora residents)

Feb. 3 to Mar. 24, Thursday, 4 to 5:15 p.m.

Expo Recreation Center, 10955 E. Exposition Ave., Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Ballroom, ages 18 and older

Catch ballroom dance fever! Couples only. $39 ($30 Aurora residents)

-Tango, Feb. 4 and 11

-Cha Cha, Feb. 18 and 25

Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m.

Expo Recreation Center, 10955 E. Exposition Ave., Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

The Aurora Fox presents the Regional Premier of “The Wedding Singer”

Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favorite singer. He’s the life of the party – until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie ends up making every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a sympathetic waitress who unknowingly wins his affection. But Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of the decade, the girl of his dreams will remain nothing more than a dream.

Tickets are $12 child, $20 senior, $24 adult. Ticket packages are also available.

Feb, 11 thru Mar. 6, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m.

The Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora

303-739-1970 or aurorafox.org

Mixed Media Exploration, ages 14 and older

Learn how to combine found and altered materials with paint to create a touch-worthy work of art. Take home a finished piece ready for handing. No experience necessary. $18 supply fee due at class. Bring your lunch $59 ($45 Aurora residents)

Feb. 12, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Expo Recreation Center, 10955 E. Exposition Ave., Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Bob Ross Wet on Wet: Shades of Grey, ages 14 and older

Complete an oil painting in this fun, paint-along class! No art ability required. Supplies included. $74 ($57 Aurora residents)

-Feb. 12, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora

-Feb. 13, Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Expo Recreation Center, 10955 E. Exposition Ave., Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Chinese New Year Celebration, all ages

Enjoy folk dances, storytelling, crafts and customs. $6 ($5 Aurora residents)

Feb. 12, Saturday, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Aurora History Museum, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora

303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org

Shakespeare Club, ages 9 to 14

Learn the unique skills it takes to act in a William Shakespeare play. Focus on character, movement, and language. Perform scenes from the comedy Much Ado About Nothing. $90 ($70 Aurora residents)

Feb. 12 to Mar. 5, Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon

The Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora

303-739-1970 or aurorafox.org

Victorian Valentines, ages 6 and older

Create old-fashioned, hand-made Victorian valentines. $5 ($4 Aurora residents)

Feb. 13, Sunday, 2 to 2:30 p.m.

Aurora History Museum, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora

303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org

Intro to Tap, ages 4 to 6

Learn basic tap steps. No experience required. $42 ($32 Aurora residents)

Feb. 14 to Mar. 21, Monday, 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora

303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/arts

Cheerleading, ages 7 to 10

Learn cheerleading! Great for upcoming tryouts. $52 ($40 Aurora residents)

Feb. 14 to Mar. 21, Monday, 6 to 7 p.m.

Village Green Recreation Center, 1300 S. Chambers Circle, Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Cheerleading, ages 11 to 16

Learn cheerleading! Great for upcoming tryouts. $52 ($40 Aurora residents)

Feb. 14 to Mar. 21, Monday, 7 to 8 p.m.

Village Green Recreation Center, 1300 S. Chambers Circle, Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Tap for Adults: Intermediate, ages 18 and older

Improve coordination and sense of rhythm while getting a fun workout. $52 ($40 Aurora residents)

Feb. 14 to Mar. 21, Monday, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle, Aurora

303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/arts

Parent-Tot Dance, ages 2 and 3 with parent

A fun class for the development of gross motor skills and preparation for independent dance classes. Parents are active participants. $49 ($38 Aurora residents)

Feb. 15 to Mar. 22, Tuesday, 3:15 to 4 p.m.,

Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora

303-329-8308 or auroragov.org/arts

Beginning Hip Hop, ages 7 to 10

Hip Hop began with a wide range of styles – breaking, locking and popping. Explore those trends as well as current hip hop choreography. $61 ($47 Aurora residents)

Feb. 15 to Mar. 22, Tuesday, 4 to 5 p.m.

Village Green Recreation Center, 1300 S. Chambers Circle, Aurora

303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/dance

Belly Dancing: Beginners ages 18 and older

Develop core strength through the beautiful art of belly dance! Learn the basics including undulations and shimmies. $61 ($47 Aurora residents)

Feb. 15 to Mar. 22, Tuesday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Adult Hip Hop, ages 18 and older

Learn the hottest dances & brush up your moves. $61 ($47 Aurora residents)

Feb. 15 to Mar. 22, Tuesday, 7 to 8 p.m.

Village Green Recreation Center, 1300 S. Chambers Circle, Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Ballet for Adults, ages 18 and older

Mixed-level class introduces beginning students to the fundamentals of ballet yet allows returning students to build on their technical skills $90 ($70 Aurora residents)

Feb. 15 to Mar. 22, Tuesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Spicy Latin Workout, ages 18 and older

Want to enjoy a fun ballroom workout but don’t want a partner steppin’ on your toes? Well, this class is for you. $61 ($47 Aurora residents)

Feb. 15 to Mar. 22, Tuesday, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora

303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/arts

Ludlow Massacre, all ages

Dean J. Saitta, professor & chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Denver presents the story of the Ludlow Massacre. This devastating event in the spring of 1914, when 19 people were killed, happened during the Colorado Coal Strike. Learn about DU's first-ever excavations of the Ludlow Tent Colony, and the site’s 2009 designation as a National Historical Landmark. $4 ($3 Aurora residents) Bring your lunch.

Feb. 16, Wednesday, 12 to 1 p.m.

Aurora History Museum, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora

303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org

Irish Step Dance, Ages 7 to 10

Learn this popular dance style. $61 ($47 Aurora residents)

Feb. 16 to Mar. 23, Wednesday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle, Aurora

303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/arts

Irish Step Dance, Ages 10 to 16

Learn this popular dance style. $61 ($47 Aurora residents)

Feb. 16 to Mar. 23, Wednesday, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle, Aurora

303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/arts

Photography: Learn Your Camera, ages 16 and older

Get one-on-one instruction from Tom as he takes you through the seemingly complicated workings of your camera. Bring your camera. $55 ($42 Aurora residents)

Feb. 17 to Mar. 3, Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m.

Village Green Recreation Center, 1300 S. Chambers Circle, Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Tippy Toes, ages 3 to 4

Twirl and jump! Introduction to ballet and the world of dance. $49 ($38 Aurora residents)

-Feb. 17 to Mar. 24, Thursday, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

-Feb. 19 to Mar. 26, Saturday, 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Meadow Hills Dance Room, 3609 S. Dawson St., Aurora

303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/arts

Kinderdance, ages 4 to 6

The fundamentals of ballet set the stage for other dance techniques. $49 ($38 Aurora residents)

-Feb. 17 to Mar. 24, Thursday, 10:15 to 11 a.m.

-Feb. 19 to Mar. 26, Saturday, 11:45 am to 12:30 p.m.

Meadow Hills Dance Room, 3609 S. Dawson St., Aurora

303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/arts

Tap for Adults: Beginner, ages 18 and older

Improve coordination and sense of rhythm while getting a fun workout. $61 ($47 Aurora residents)

Feb. 17 to Mar. 24, Thursday, 6 to 7 p.m.

Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Momercize Dance Workout, ages 18 and older

Calling all MOMs: Here is your chance to fit in a workout routine! Drop the kids off and head over for a fun dance workout. $61 ($47 Aurora residents)

Feb. 18 to Mar. 25, Friday, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Line Dancing, ages 18 and older

Kick up your heels and learn fun dances to your favorite tunes. $61 ($47 Aurora residents)

Feb. 18 to Mar. 25, Friday, 6 to 7 p.m.

Expo Recreation Center, 10955 E. Exposition Ave., Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Fairies in Watercolor, ages 16 and older

Explore the whimsical world of fairies in watercolor. Bring a picture or a photo to use for your painting. $33 ($25 Aurora residents)

Feb. 19, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Dancercize for Brownies, ages 7 to 9

Move to the beat, learn some real ballet steps, create your own dance and earn the Dancersize Badge. $8 ($6 Aurora residents)

Feb. 19, Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m.

Meadow Hills Dance Room, 3609 S. Dawson St., Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Bob Ross Wet on Wet for Kids, ages 8 to 13

Complete an oil painting in one afternoon! No art ability required. All supplies provided. $60 ($47 Aurora residents)

Feb. 19, Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Tea on Ladies Hats, ages 8 and older

Wear your favorite hat. Prizes given! $25 ($19 Aurora residents)

Feb. 19, Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m.

Aurora History Museum, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora

303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org

Textured Florals in Mixed Media, ages 16 and older

Explore methods to add surface texture to floral paintings using a variety of media. Recycle unsuccessful painting as unique collage material. $5 supply fee due at class. Bring your lunch. $85 ($65 Aurora residents).

Feb. 26, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Expo Recreation Center, 10955 E. Exposition Ave., Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

 

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