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City of Aurora October 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

Amache: Colorado’s Internment Camp, all ages

Imagine being given one week’s notice that you have to leave your home, taking only what you can carry. Nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans were ordered to do just that in 1942. Some came to an internment camp called Amache in Southeastern Colorado. Come and learn about life at Amache and why these loyal Americans were forced into a life behind barbed wire. Admission is free.

Through October 31, 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

Moving Portraits: Illustrating Native America, all ages

Native American art from the West highlighting colorful depictions of movement, ceremony and natural life. Artists include Woodrow Wilson Crumbo, J.D. Roybal, Harrison Begay, among others from the Hensler Collection. Admission is free.

Through October 31, 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

The Aurora Fox presents “Something Wicked This Way Comes”

Ray Bradbury’s stage adaptation of his best-selling novel analyzes the conflicting natures of good and evil. In this fantasy thriller, two 13-year-ol boys have a harrowing experience with a nightmarish traveling carnival that comes to their Midwestern town just in time for Halloween. The carnival’s leader is the mysterious “Mr. Dark” who bears a tattoo for each person he has lured into a deadly devotion to the circus. Mr. Dark’s malevolent presence is countered by that of Will’s father, who fearlessly battles evil forces to save the souls of the impressionable teens. Tickets are $12 child, $20 senior, $24 adult. Ticket packages are also available.

Oct. 1 to 31, 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

Japanese Tea, ages 8 and older

Special guests from the White butterfly Group present a program on the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony and the history of the kimono. Sample Japanese inspired delicacies along with the more traditional English tea favorites. $25 ($19 Aurora residents)

Oct. 2, Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m.

Aurora History Museum, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora

303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org

Halloween Clay Creatures, ages 6 to 10

Make pumpkins and spooks. Wear old clothes. $27 ($21 Aurora residents)

Oct. 5 to 19, Tuesday, 5 to 6 p.m.

Bicentennial Art Center, 13655 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Crocodile Rock, ages 18 mos. to 3

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

-Oct. 6 to 27, Wednesday, 10:15 to 11 a.m.

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

-Oct. 9 to 30, Saturday, 10:15 to 11 a.m.

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

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Crocodile Rock, ages 3 to 5

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

-Oct. 6 to 27, Wednesday, 11:15 a.m. to noon

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

-Oct. 9 to 30, Saturday, 11:15 am to noon

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

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Intro to Photography, ages 16 and older

Learn basic camera usage and get in-the-field assistance photographing fall colors. Bring your camera. $55 ($42 Aurora residents)

Oct. 7 to 28, Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m.

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

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Ballroom, ages 18 and older

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

-Jitterbug/Swing, Oct. 8 and 22

-Cha Cha, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5

Friday, 7 to 9 p.m.

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

303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/dance

Bob Ross Wet on Wet: Snowfall Magic, ages 14 and older

Complete a 16 x 20 oil painting in this paint-along class. No ability required. $68 ($52 Aurora residents)

-Oct. 9, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Bring your lunch)

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

-Oct. 10, Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Bring your lunch)

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

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Jack-O-Launch @ PumpkinFest, all ages

Watch pumpkins hurled hundreds of feet through the air as ingenious architects of gourd-launching devices compete for prizes. Enjoy a fall festival featuring hay rides, a hay bale maze, scarecrow making, a pumpkin patch, farmers market and much more. Admission is free.

Oct. 9, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DeLaney Farm, 170 S. Chambers Road, Aurora

303-326-8FUN or auroragov.org/jackolaunch

Internment Film Series, ages 12 and older

Discover the history and personal experiences of Japanese Americans interned at World War II relocation camps during this educational film series. Find the complete film schedule at www.auroramuseum.org. Admission is free.

Oct.10 and 24, Sunday, 1 p.m.

Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora

303-739-6705 or auroramuseum.org

Kids on Wheels, ages 10 to 15

Work on a potter’s wheel (wedge, center, throw), hand build and glaze. $52 ($42 Aurora residents)

Oct. 13 to Nov. 17, Wednesday, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Bicentennial Art Center, 13655 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Clay Building, ages 16 and older

Use coil, slab and hand building techniques to create unique clay pieces. $70 ($60 Aurora residents) $55 ($45 Aurora residents) ages 50+

Oct. 13 to Nov. 17, Wednesday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Oct. 19 to Nov. 23, Tuesday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Bicentennial Art Center, 13655 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Advanced Pottery, ages 16 and older

Perfect your skills. Must be able to throw a cylinder.

Oct. 14 to Dec. 2, Thursday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., $70 ($60 Aurora residents)

Oct. 19 to Nov. 23, Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $70 ($60 Aurora residents)

Oct. 23 to Dec. 4, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., $70 ($60 Aurora residents)

Oct. 24 to Nov. 21, Sunday, noon to 4 p.m., $77 ($67 Aurora residents)

Bicentennial Art Center, 13655 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Tap for Adults: Beginning, ages 18 and older

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

Oct. 14 to Nov. 4, Thursday, 6 to 7 p.m.

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

303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/dance

Shakespeare Club, ages 9 to 14

Learn the unique skills it takes to act in a play written by William Shakespeare. Focus on character, movement and language. Perform scenes filled with mistaken identity, magic and merriment from “A Midsummers’ Night’s Dream.” $85 ($65 Aurora residents)

Oct. 16 to Nov. 13, Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon

The Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., 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. $52 ($40 Aurora residents)

Oct. 19 to Nov. 16, Tuesday, 7 to 8 p.m.

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

303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/dance

Belly Dancing: Beginners, ages 18 and older

Develop core strength through the beautiful, ancient art of belly dance. Learn the basics including undulations and shimmies. $52 ($40 Aurora residents)

Oct. 19 to Nov. 16, Tuesday, 6 to 7 p.m.

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

303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/dance

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. $42 ($32 Aurora residents)

Oct. 19 to Nov. 23, Tuesday, 4:15 to 5 p.m.

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

303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/dance

Adult Hip Hop, ages 18 and older

Hip Hop originated in the 70’s and began with a wide range of styles – breaking, locking and popping. Explore those trends as well as current hip hop chorography to improve your funky style on the dance floor. $52 ($40 Aurora residents)

Oct. 19 to Nov. 23, Tuesday, 7 to 8 p.m.

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

303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/dance

Working The Land: Building A Life, all ages

Listen to Colorado native and author, Fran Cirbo, tell her stories about growing up on the plains of Eastern Colorado. Learn about the perseverance it took to survive the droughts, dust bowls and weather challenges farmers faced in the 20s, 30s and 40s. $4 ($3 Aurora residents) Bring your lunch.

Oct. 20, Wednesday, 12 to 1 p.m.

Aurora History Museum, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora

303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org

African Dance, ages 18 and older

A high energy, full-body workout. Explore rhythmic variations through African dance. So fun you won’t even know you’re getting a workout! $52 ($40 Aurora residents)

Oct. 20 to Nov. 24, Wednesday, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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

303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/dance

Pottery for Kids, ages 6 to 9

Get messy making coil and slab pieces! Take home finished pieces. $27 ($21 Aurora residents)

Oct. 21 to Nov. 4, Thursday, 5 to 6 p.m.

Bicentennial Art Center, 13655 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Belly Dancing: Continuing I & II, ages 18 and older

Build on the basics with more intricate hand and body movements. $52 ($40 Aurora residents)

Oct. 22 to Nov. 19, Friday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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

303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/dance

Line Dance Through The Eras, ages 18 and older

Now’s your chance to learn the hottest line dances – from the 50s to the 90s. Come on your own or with a partner. $52 ($40 Aurora residents)

Oct. 22 to Nov. 19, Friday, 6 to 7 p.m.

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

303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/dance

Christmas in October, ages 10 to 16

Create unique gifts for friends and family. $47 ($36 Aurora residents)

Oct. 23, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Amache, ages 8 and older

The Amache Preservation Society, led by founder John Hopper, preserves and educates people about Colorado’s only Japanese Internment camp, Amache. Students from Granada High School present an illuminating talk about the history of and life at Amache. Admission is free.

Oct. 23, Saturday, 2 p.m.

Aurora History Museum, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora

303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org

All Levels Pottery, ages 16 and older

All levels of experience are welcome. $70 ($60 Aurora residents)

Oct. 25 to Nov. 29 Monday, noon to 3 p.m. or 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Bicentennial Art Center, 13655 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Polymer Clay Mosaics, 16 and older

Create dazzling polymer clay tiles to make amazing miniature mosaics. $56 ($43 Aurora residents) $20 supply fee due at class.

Oct. 27 to Nov. 17, Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

Water Soluble Oil Painting, ages 14 and older

Painting with oils just got easier! Less toxic and easier to clean than traditional oils, but with the same slow drying and thick texture. Take home a finished painting. For beginners to intermediate painters. $73 ($56 Aurora residents) $12 supply fee due at class.

Oct. 28 to Dec. 9, Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Bicentennial Art Center, 13655 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora

303-326-8650 or auroragov.org/arts

 

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