Auburn, Ala. - Auburn Parks and Recreation's 50+ program for active adults is gearing up for a full roster of activities for the fall. A variety of programs are offered for all interests. Enjoy these upcoming programs and events. Participants are encouraged to pre-register by stopping by the Harris Center, 425 Perry St., or contact Auburn Parks and Recreation at 334-501-2930.
Food for Thought - A 50+ Breakfast Speaker Series - On the second Tuesday of each month, join 50+ participants for a FREE breakfast and speakers on a variety of topics from 8:30 - 10 a.m. at the Harris Center. The Tuesday, Sept. 9 breakfast will feature Dianne Ballentine from the Auburn Public Library on Genealogy and Finding Your Roots. Ballentine's presentation includes information on how to begin genealogy research, free resources available at the Auburn Public Library, and what to do with your research. Additional speakers include antiques appraisal and a visit from the authors of the Mystic Order of East Alabama Fiction Writers. FREE to the public.
Read and Reflect: Book Club for Seniors - Auburn Public Library Director Chris Warren will lead a monthly book club on the last Tuesday of each month from 10 - 11 a.m. at the Harris Center. Books are available for check out at the Auburn Public Library. The first discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 30 will focus on Karen Joy Fowler's book, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. Booklist calls it "A deeply inquisitive, cage-rattling novel," asking profound questions about memory, family, loss, and what it means to be human. Upcoming titles include I shall Be Near to You" by Erin Lindsay McCabe and The Vacationers by Emma Straub. FREE to the public.
Genealogy 101: Finding Your Roots - On Thursdays in October, enjoy an exploration of your family's history from 2 - 3 p.m. at the Auburn Public Library. Led by staff from the Library, Genealogy 101 will help you complete your family tree just in time to share with loved ones during the holidays. FREE to the public.
Acting, Drawing, Writing, & More - A variety of new classes are available for participants to sign up with instructors. Classes such as jewelry making, knitting, drawing, and Shakespeare acting will be offered throughout the quarter. Participants are encouraged to pick up a copy of the Fall Brochure, available at Parks and Recreation facilities and online at www.auburnalabama.org/parksbrochure for a full roster of classes. Registration for fall classes will be held through Friday, Aug. 29. Class fees apply.
Tailgates, Movie Nights, and Halloween Events - Join the adults 50+ participants for special events throughout the quarter, including a tailgate before the AU vs. San Jose State game, movie night on Thursdays in September, October, and November, and a Halloween costume contest. Small fee for special events.
"Fall is a great time for everyone to learn something new, not just students going back to school," said Gabby Meredith, Community Programs Coordinator for Auburn Parks and Recreation. "We are excited to offer a new slate of classes and programs to our participants, from our new breakfast speaker series to our monthly book club. Everything about our new programs was designed around feedback we received from our 50+ participants, from class topics and speakers to the best days and times to offer programs. Whether they have participated in our programs for a while or are brand new to the Auburn area, we hope our 50+ population will take time to check out all of our new offerings and sign up for a class or two. We look forward to seeing you at the Harris Center this fall!"
Pre-registration for classes, events, and programs is encouraged by contacting Auburn Parks and Recreation at 334-501-2930. Additional classes, trips, and workshops will be offered during the fall, including trips to Roosevelt's Little White House, Stone Mountain Park, the Selma Tale-Tellin' Festival, and more. Stop by the Harris Center to pick up a copy of the fall brochure or download one online at www.auburnalabama.org/parksbrochure. Registration for fall quarter classes ends Friday, Aug. 29.
For more information, visit www.auburnalabama.org/parks or contact Gabby Meredith, Community Programs Coordinator, at 334-501-2930.