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50+ Field Trips

  1. Parks and Recreation
  2. Parks and Recreation Programs

Harris Center

425 Perry St

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

Gabby Meredith

Community Programs Coord

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2946
  2. Email: gmeredith@auburnalabama.org

Please register in advance for field trips at the Harris Center Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm. Fall registration begins Monday, August 7th. The first two weeks of registration are reserved for Auburn residents.

September 22nd: Old Cahawba Archaelogical Site, Orrville, AL

Cahawba was once Alabama’s state capital (1819-1826) and a thriving antebellum river town. It became a ghost town shortly after the Civil War. Today it is an important archaeological site and a place of picturesque ruins. Nature has reclaimed much of Old Cahawba, but historians and archaeologists from the Alabama Historical Commission are working hard to uncover Cahawba’s historic past and to create a full time interpretive park. Our trip will include a fully guided wagon tour. The cost of the trip includes admission and transportation. Please bring extra money for lunch. $15. Payable to the AAB.

Age: 50+ Day: Friday Date: 9/22 Time:8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Harris Center

September 29th: SIFAT Around the World and Global Feast, Lineville, AL

The idea of SIFAT (Servants in Faith and Technology) was conceived in the jungles of Bolivia in 1976 when Ken and Sarah Corson and their four children moved to Sapecho to be pastors of a Bolivian Church. Realizing that the homesteaders there needed more than spiritual nourishment, Ken and Sarah began to work in integrated development with the people of the village. In 1979, the Corsons returned to Alabama and established SIFAT as a training center for meeting basic human needs. SIFAT has extended its training ministry to all ages through campus programs, international mission teams, seminars and conferences. Around the World is an interactive day-trip where we are provided with an opportunity to participate in hands-on activities with an international perspective, while focusing on the geography and cultural studies of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The goal is to help people from different countries, cultures and social classes understand each other and work together. We will conclude our visit with a global feast. The cost of the trip includes admission, transportation and lunch. $35. Payable to the AAB.

Age: 50+ Day: Friday Date: 9/29 Time: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Harris Center

October 8th: Cotton Pickin’ Fair, Gay, GA

Return to 1910 where the Farmhouse, the Cotton Gin, and the Cotton Warehouse form a unique backdrop for a great day of 21st century fun. Amidst skilled artisans and antique specialists, the Fair shares remnants of farm life in days gone by. New talent keeps the festival fresh and interesting while returning artists welcome loyal customers seeking to add to individual collections. The cost of the trip includes transportation and admission into the fair. Please bring extra money for lunch at the fair and anything else you wish to purchase. $10. Payable to AAB.

Age: 50+ Day: Sunday Date: 10/8 Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Harris Center

October 27th: Winery Tours, Warm Springs and West Point, GA and Camp Hill, AL

Spend the day in Alabama and Georgia tasting traditional wines and southern favorites. We will visit three different wineries including Warm Springs Winery and Rivers Bend Winery both in Georgia and Hodges Vineyards in Camp Hill, AL. The cost of the trip includes all tastings and transportation. Please bring extra money for lunch. $20. Payable to AAB.

Age: 50+ Day: Thursday Date: 10/27 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Location: Harris Center

November 2nd: Million Dollar Quartet, The Springer Opera House, Columbus, GA

The Tony Award Winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for The greatest impromptu recording session of all time. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary December night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations that is both poignant and funny. Showcased hit songs include: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more. Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame as the “Million Dollar Quartet” performs their greatest rockabilly, gospel and country hits. The cost of the trip includes admission, transportation and dinner. $45. Payable to AAB.

Age: 50+ Day: Thursday Date: 11/2 Time: 4 – 9:30 p.m. Location: Harris Center

November 17th: Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), Atlanta, GA

MODA is the only museum in the Southeast dedicated exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design. Formed in 1989 as the Atlanta International Museum of Art & Design, MODA has grown and evolved over the years to become the Southeast’s only design museum. The museum also holds the distinction of being a Smithsonian Affiliate. MODA's mission is to advance the understanding and appreciation of design as the convergence of creativity and functionality through exhibitions, education, and programming for visitors of all ages. The cost of the trip includes admission and transportation. Please bring extra money for lunch. $15. Payable to AAB.

Age: 50+ Day: Friday Date: 11/17 Time: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Location: Harris Center