Aurora Amusements to Enjoy!

March 23, 2017

Ready to enjoy your weekend? Since spring break is looming, you’ll want to know about all that’s happening in and around your lakeside community in Aurora! Take your pick from this menu of games and crafts, stage plays and pow wows, plus family bingo and bad art competitions. There’s always something fun to do near Southshore!

TODAY, Thursday, March 23

This monthly game club gathers to play YuGiOh, Monopoly, Settlers of Catan and more!  Kids can bring their own Nintendo 3DS to enjoy or play Minecraft with friends for an afternoon of competitive fun!

Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-6600

The Mission Viejo Library’s Teen Advisory Group wants to add more voices to its ranks. Teens collaborate with other young leaders to plan upcoming library activities. Attendance counts as volunteer hours and there will be snacks for grades six through 12.

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

So…you think you can sing? Bring your confidence and your melodious voice to the library stage for a 90s Karaoke Party! Food and drinks will be provided with the amusement!

Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora
5:00 p.m.
Event Registration
Phone: 303-739-6600

Friday, March 24

There are about 200 species of owls, which are mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey with sharp talons and feathers adapted for silent flying. This is your chance to see one (or more) up close at the library. Nature’s Educators will be bringing at least one of these fascinated creatures. Please register for this event in advance.

Hoffman Library, 1298 Peoria St., Aurora
3:30 p.m.
Register Here
Phone: 303-739-1572

On this Build-It Friday, young builders will gather to use their engineering skills to construct a paper airplane – no aviator license required! For fourth through eighth graders.

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora
4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

Friday-Sunday, March 24-26

Miscommunication leads to crossed signals and culture clashes in this comedy you’ll enjoy from David Henry Hwang, the Tony and Obie Award-winning writer of M. Butterfly. Hwang’s Chinglish follows a naïve American businessman who’s trying to conduct an important deal in China. He quickly learns just how much he doesn’t understand: his translators are unreliable and his consultant may be a fraud. Plus, he’s captivated by Xu, a beautiful, seemingly supportive government official who talks the talk … though it’s unclear what she’s really saying!

Aurora Fox Theater, 900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $16-$37
Phone: 303-739-1970

enjoyDENVER POW WOW 2017
The 43rd Annual Denver March Pow Wow will feature more than 1,000 Native American dancers representing 95 different tribes, plus 35 drum groups, and 180 vendor booths. Don’t miss the delicious Native American food or the award-winning storytellers. Modern Pow Wow is a time for Indian peoples to come together to sing, dance and honor the heritage passed down from their ancestors. The dancing itself features different styles derived from traditional tribal dances. Permits must be purchased for video and digital cameras ($10-$30).

Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt, Denver
Fri., 10:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Admission: $6-$15 at the door
Phone: 303-934-8045

Saturday, March 25

Even though it’s a luck-based game, there’s a huge amount of satisfaction when you get to shout out, “BINGO!” and walk away with a prize! Bring the whole family to enjoy this fun game of chance.

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora
10:00 a.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

With giveaways, free massages and swag to the first 100 guests, the first annual Women in Business and Ministry Expo offers women a venue of support, networking and potential partnerships with other Christian women.

The Summit Conference Center, 411 Sable Blvd. N., Aurora
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-815-6414

If you’re looking for an activity the whole family can enjoy, drop into the library and get crafting! With materials and ideas supplied by the library and its staff, just remember grown-ups must be accompanied by at least one child!

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-627-3050

Grab the kids, strap them in and swing by Colorado’s Official Air & Space Museum for a day of family-friendly activities carefully chosen to build a love of flight, even for the youngest visitors. For the price of general admission, guests can get crafty with a “build and fly” paper airplane station, ascend the rock climbing wall, enjoy a MEGA-inflatable slide, explore open airplane cockpits, take in a magic show and take part in the museum scavenger hunt.

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
12:00-4:00 p.m.
ADMISSION: $6-$12.50
Phone: (303) 360-5360

You can sip a brew, but you don’t have to, as you meet up at the local pub for a lively discussion about popular, contemporary literature. Adults 21 and over can register online and receive an email with the book and the brewery location.

Various locations
Register Here

Teens in grades six through 12 are cordially invited to enjoy the library’s Masquerade Ball!  All guests are welcome to don formal wear, but don’t worry about bringing a mask– attendees will create one before the dance begins! Snacks and refreshments will be served at this event, created and organized by library teens as part of the Teen Advisory Group.

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora
2:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

Monday, March 27

Enjoy your Monday morning at the Mission Viejo Library sharing tips, tricks and ideas about knitting, crocheting and other creative leisure activities.  Just bring that unfinished project, meet new neighbors and finish it with the support of people who share your passion.

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

The Bad Art Competition is a family-oriented event celebrating the joy of bad art! What could be more fun?! Art supplies will be provided for the calamitous contest and the winner will be recognized with the Trophy of Celebrated Calamity. Registration is required.

Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora
5:00 p.m.
Register Here
Phone: 303-739-6600

Monday-Wednesday, March 27-29

If your kids need some creative and entertaining activities to get their spring break started, bring them by the Wheatlands Clubhouse (while The Lakehouse is being remodeled). They can watch a movie and try all the craft activities, while you get a jump on your to-do list for the week! A snack will be provided but you’ll want to pack your crafty kids a lunch. For ages “potty-trained” to 12 years.

Wheatlands Clubhouse, 6601 S. Wheatlands Pkwy, Aurora
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Monday-Friday, March 27-31

Bricks 4 Kidz will use LEGO® for this year’s Spring Camp Sampler for kids ages 5 to 12. Campers will experience a different camp theme each day such as Star Wars™, Superheroes and Villains, Minecraft and more as they create motorized models, color brick builds and experience the new LEGO® Mosaics. Pack a lunch for your camper, with bottled water and a snack, clearly marked with the camper’s name.
GradePower Learning Center, Southlands Mall, 6235 S. Main St., # 210, Aurora

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Price: $275
Register Here
Phone: 720-216-4508

Tuesday, March 28

Women played a significant role in the Civil War; both Union and Confederate armies benefitted from the service these brave women offered. Some of these warrior women and their war records, will be explored in a presentation by Genealogist Sandy Ronayne.

Central Library (Large Community Room), 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora
1:30 p.m.

The Mission Viejo Library is offering 30-minute sessions related to computer basics, including the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), eReaders and online job-hunting. Call to reserve your session time and suggest a topic of interest.

Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir., Aurora
6:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-326-8600

More to Enjoy at Southshore

Aurora’s lakeside master-planned community is minutes away from shopping, events and activities to fill your weekend. Visit the striking models at Village Homes (soon to be William Lyon Homes!) and the new Delaney model from Richmond American Homes. And don’t miss Century Communities in The Hills at Southshore. It’s lakeside living in new ranch and two-story homes, priced from the $400s to the $700s.