Brown Bag & White Linen Lecture Series
Sponsored by the Aurora Historical Society
Third Wednesday of each month, Noon-1 p.m.
Cost: $4 ($3 Residents)
Aurora Historical Society members FREE
Bring your lunch
The Rocky Mountain National Wildlife Refuge is among the largest urban wildlife sanctuaries in the United States and a prime location to see native animal species, including several predatory birds and the rare Black Footed Ferret. Join us for a discussion of efforts to conserve and protect Colorado’s rich animal life, including the reintroduced ferret population, and the ongoing interaction between humans and our environment.
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)
Anne Amati, Registrar and NAGPRA Coordinator at the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, explores the ongoing relationship between museums and indigenous communities. NAGPRA refers to specific federal guidelines that determine eligibility for the return of items that hold cultural significance to indigenous groups, specifically from museum collections to the original owners.
Let it Grow!
The Colorado Native Plant Society (CoNPS), is a group that provides educational workshops to encourage local knowledge, appreciation and conservation of native plant species. As the Denver-Metro area has grown, residents continually interact with, remove, use and grow native plants in addition to introducing a variety of non-native plants to the area. We invite you all to join us for a discussion of the history of human use, identification and conservation of native plants.
126th Birthday Party
Saturday, April 29; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Celebrate Aurora's big day with fun birthday activities at the Aurora History Museum and DeLaney Farm Historic Site.
- Wild Wings Environmental Education presents their Live Birds of Prey program from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at DeLaney Farm Historic Site. Presentations at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
- Art activities inspired by Aurora’s history with Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)
- Nature walks, historic games and building tours at DeLaney Farm Historic Site
Admission is FREE. Sponsored by the Aurora Museum Foundation.
Antique Appraisal Fair
April 22, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Local appraisers evaluate your antiques and collectibles.
- $5/ item; 5 item limit. Aurora Museum Foundation members receive one free appraisal.
- Call 303-739-6705 to request an event entrance time. No walk-ins accepted.
LOCATION: Aurora Public Library Central Branch, Community Room, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy
Supports the Aurora Museum Foundation.
Polynesian Arts and Culture Days
March 18, April 15, May 20 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ongoing program, third Saturday of every month
Free. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Explore Hawaiian culture through dance, history and music.
11:30 - 12:30 p.m. Hula Dance Lesson
1:00-1:30 p.m. Talk Story
1:30-2:15 p.m. Beginner Workshop
2:15-3:30 p.m. Intermediate Workshop
Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame
Coding Workshops for Women
Celebrate women in STEM. Attend one or both of the workshops taught by experienced instructors from the Turing School of Software and Design and try out the basics of computer programming. No experience necessary! For ages 13 and older. Bring a laptop.
$3 ($2 residents) per workshop.
Registration information is listed at the top of this page.
**WORKSHOP TOPICS HAVE CHANGED**
Front End Engineering
Feb. 20, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Back End Engineering
Feb. 27, 5:30 - 7 p.m.