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Harris Center

425 Perry St

  1. Email: webparksrec@auburnalabama.org
  2. Phone: (334) 501-2930
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

Sarah Cook

Community Programs Coordinator

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2948
  2. Email: scook@auburnalabama.org

Movie Night at the Harris Center

Nothing like enjoying a good flick together! Come join us for a movie on select Thursday nights this winter. Please be sure to pre-register so that you can be contacted in case of cancellation. *COVID-19 note: This event will take place in a large room with a maximum of 10 participants to ensure proper social distancing guidelines. Participants will be required to wear masks and food will not be served. FREE to the public.

August • News Of The World

Thursday, August 19th • 6-8 pm • Harris Center

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334)501-2948 • scook@auburnalabama.org

Virtual Read and Reflect Book Club

Read and Reflect Book Club meets via Zoom on the last Tuesday of each month to discuss a selected book. Most books are available for check out at the Auburn Public Library, located at 749 E. Thach Avenue. Please call 334-501-3190 to reserve your copy today. Please email Sarah for the book information and Zoom link. FREE to the public.

Tuesday •  4/27, 5/25, 6/29, 7/27, 8/31 • 1:30 - 2:30 pm • Online

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334)501-2948 • scook@auburnalabama.org

Virtual Bingo

Play bingo with us every Tuesday at 10 a.m. on Zoom. You must email Gabby to receive a personalized bingo card in order to play. We will play regular bingo for small prizes for 45 minutes and then end with blackout bingo to win a $10 gift card. FREE to the public.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/95344973146

Dial by Phone: 1-312-626-6799

Starting June 8th virtual bingo will be on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month.                                  Tuesdays • 6/8, 6/22, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24 • 10-11 am • Online

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334)501-2948 • scook@auburnalabama.org

Bingo & Lunch To-Go

On the first and third Tuesday of each month enjoy the opportunity to play bingo and catch up with friends. Participants will be provided a boxed lunch to take home. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PAY CASH OR BRING A COVERED DISH ON BINGO DAY. Space is limited for in-person bingo so if you register, but cannot attend, please call and let us know. *COVID-19 Note: This event will take place in a large room with a maximum of 20 participants to ensure proper social distancing guidelines. Participants will be required to wear masks and food will not be served. $5. Payable to the AAB.

Tuesday  • 6/1, 6/15, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3, 8/17  • 10:30-Noon • Harris Center

Munch and Mingle Lunch Club

Get together with old friends and make some new as we gather on select Wednesdays each month for lunch under the Town Creek Park pavilion. A boxed lunch from a different restaurant will be provided. Participants must provide their own transportation. Please pre-register so that you can be contacted in case of cancellation. COVID-19 note: This event will take place outside with a maximum of 10 participants to ensure proper social distancing guidelines. FREE to the public.

June • Panera Bread

July • Byrons Smokehouse

August • Mellow Mushroom

Wednesdays • 6/30, 7/21, 8/11 • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. • TCP – Cup and Saucer

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • scook@auburnalabama.org

Dulcimer

The lap dulcimer is a stringed folk instrument that evolved in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1800s. Dulcimers are the easiest stringed instrument for beginners to play, ideal for children, seniors and nonmusicians who want to play tunes or accompany singing. Dulcimers are a relatively quiet instrument. Their sweet quiet sound is well-suited to personal relaxation or playing in a cozy environment. The instructor is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Music Education Department at Auburn University. Students will be required to provide their own dulcimer and lesson book for the class. Contact instructor for details. COVID-19 Note: Class will take place in a large room with participants spaced 6 feet apart. Each class is limited to no more than 10 participants and each participant will be required to wear a mask. FREE to the public.

Intermediate Class

Fridays • 6/4-8/27 • Noon-1pm • Harris Center

Beginner Class

Fridays • 6/4-8/27 • 1-2 pm • Harris Center

Contact: Katherine King • (334) 524 -0467 • kingkat@tigermail.auburn.edu

Medicare Education Class

This class will help seniors understand Medicare and all its parts, which will help them with the enrollment process and make them feel confident about their healthcare coverage. FREE to the public.

Monday • 7/12 and 8/30 • 11:00 am, 3:00 pm, & 6:00 pm • Frank Brown Recreation Center

Contact: Sam Duffield • (334) 523-6012 • samduffield22@gmail.com

CRAFTY CREW

Come hang out with us on select Wednesday afternoons each month and enjoy making a seasonal craft with step-by-step instruction from Sarah! $5/person to cover the cost of supplies. Please register in advance. Payable to the AAB.

September • Clean out the Harris Center Craft Closet. Make various crafts of your choice using all the supplies we have to offer.

October • Halloween Wine Glass Candle Holder

November • Button Pumpkin Frame

Wednesday • 9/1, 10/6, 11/17 •  2 – 3 p.m. • Harris Center

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • scook@auburnalabama.org

TOTAL BRAIN HEALTH WORKOUT 1.0

Cognitive fitness is a primary concern among adults over the age of 50. The Total Brian Health (TBH) Workout teaches lifestyle choices that support cognitive vitality. Grounded in science, smart and engaging group workshops train the brain using a social based brain training model. Effective wellness interventions challenge engagement across the body, mind and spirit. This class is hands-on and encourages participants to work together to practice cognitive enhancement strategies that help boost processing speeds, reasoning, attention and memory skills. Limited to 20 participants. FREE to the public.

Mondays • 9/13 – 11/29 • 2 – 3 p.m. • Harris Center

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • scook@auburnalabama.org

BINGO & LUNCH TO-GO

On the first and third Tuesday of each month enjoy the opportunity to play bingo and catch up with friends. Participants will be provided a boxed lunch to take home. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PAY CASH OR BRING A COVERED DISH ON BINGO DAY. Space is limited for inperson bingo so if you register, but cannot attend, please call and let us know. $5 per bingo day. Payable to the AAB.

Tuesday •  9/7, 9/21 • 10:30 a.m. - Noon • Harris Center

Tuesday • 10/5, 10/19 • 10:30 a.m. - Noon • Harris Center

Tuesday • 11/2, 11/16 • 10:30 a.m. - Noon • Harris Center

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • scook@auburnalabama.org

NEW! BOARD GAME BONANZA!

Stop by the Harris Center on Friday afternoons to play a variety of board games with old and new friends. Games, such as Monopoly, Yahtzee, Scrabble, Pictionary and Trivial Pursuit will be available, but feel free to suggest more games to be added to the collection! *No meeting 11/19* FREE to the public.

Fridays •  9/3 – 11/12 • 2 – 4 p.m. • Harris Center

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • scook@auburnalabama.org

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: BREAKFAST AND SPEAKER SERIES

On the second Tuesday of the month, join us for a FREE breakfast and entertaining speaker. Please register in advance at the Harris Center so we can provide enough food. FREE to the public. Speakers will be posted in the Senior Connection.

Tuesdays •  9/14, 10/12, 11/9 • 9 – 10:30 a.m. • Harris Center

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • scook@auburnalabama.org

MUNCH AND MINGLE LUNCH CLUB

Get together with old friends and make some new as we gather on select Wednesday afternoons each month for lunch at a local restaurant. Participants must provide their own transportation and cover the cost of lunch. Please register by 5 p.m. on the Tuesday prior so reservations can be made for the group.

Wednesday •  9/22 • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Rob’s Ribs

Wednesday • 10/6 •  11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Cheetos

Wednesday • 11/17 • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Ariccia

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • scook@auburnalabama.org

GET OUT AND GO! LOCAL ADVENTURE CLUB

Join us each month as we venture out to take advantage of the local sights and activities! Participants must provide their own transportation to each location. Look for directions and more details in the Senior Connection newsletter each month. Cost varies by activity. Please register in advance. Payable to the AAB.

September • 9/18 • 7:00-9:00 p.m. •  Gogue Performing Arts Center – Candi Staton - $70

October • 10/14 • 8:30-9:30 a.m. •  Nature Walk – Kreher Preserve & Nature Center - FREE

November • 11/15 • 9:00-10:00 a.m. • Fire Station No 1 Tour – FREE

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • scook@auburnalabama.org

READ AND REFLECT BOOK CLUB

Read and Reflect Book Club meets at the Harris Center on the last Tuesday of each month to discuss a selected book. Most books are available for check out at the Auburn Public Library, located at 749 E. Thach Avenue. Please call 334-501-3190 to reserve your copy today. Email Sarah to be added to the Read and Reflect email list. FREE to the public.

September • The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

October • Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan

November • The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

Tuesday • 9/28, 10/26, 11/30 • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. • Harris Center

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • scook@auburnalabama.org