Please register in advance for field trips at the Harris Center Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm.
March 15th: Confederate Memorial Park and Museum, Marbury, AL
Confederate Memorial Park is a silent witness to a little known episode in Alabama history. Spread over 102 acres of rolling wooded countryside near the center of the state, the park incorporates the site of Alabama’s only Confederate veterans’ home. The site operated from 1902-1939 as a haven for disabled or indigent veterans of the Confederate army, their wives, and widows. The museum offers exhibits on the life of an Alabama Confederate veteran from recruitment to old age, hundreds of artifacts from the Civil War and the Soldiers' Home, interactive media stations, and a Confederate reference library. The site includes two cemeteries containing the graves of 298 veterans and 15 wives and widows and a nature trail through an Alabama Treasure Forest that contains the original hand-dug spring and 86,000-gallon reservoir. Also included are reproduction soldiers’ barracks, a guard house, officer quarters, commissary, and the Mountain Creek Post Office (circa 1900) and the Marbury Methodist Church (circa 1885), both of which were moved to the site. This will be a self-guided tour. The cost of the trip includes transportation and admission. Please bring extra money for lunch. $5. Payable to AAB.
Age: 50+ Day: Friday Date: 3/15 Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Harris Center
March 29th: Noccalula Falls Park, Gadsden, AL
Originally known as the Black Creek Falls, the Legend of Noccalula, as written by Mathilde Bilbro, says that “long ago, on a mountain summit within sight and sound of a rushing waterfall, lived a great Indian chief whose young daughter, Noccalula, was famed far and wide for her beauty and loveliness of character.” You will have the opportunity to explore the park at your own leisure to take in the beauty of the water fall, botanical gardens, pioneer buildings, wedding chapel and covered bridge. The park has a paved trail system for the less adventurous as well as The Black Creek Trail which is a 1.7 mile crushed stone path. You are encouraged to ride the C.P. Huntington Train to familiarize yourself with the park as well as ride to Jack’s Restaurant for lunch. Visitors wishing to play miniature golf should know that it is an extra $4 for seniors. The cost of the trip includes admission and transportation. Please bring extra money for lunch. $10. Payable to AAB.
Age: 50+ Day: Friday Date: 3/29 Time: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Location: Harris Center
April 1st: Atlanta Braves Baseball vs. the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta, GA
Take me out to the ball game! Join us on a trip to the new SunTrust Park to see the Atlanta Braves take on the Chicago Cubs in their home opener! We will be enjoying dinner inside the stadium at one of the many restaurants and concession stands. The cost of the trip includes transportation and admission. Please bring extra money for dinner. $60. Payable to AAB.
Age: 50+ Day: Friday Date: 4/1 Time: 3:30- 11:30 p.m. Location: Harris Center
April 26th: Antiques in the Garden, Jemison, AL
When it comes to plants, flowers, and gardening, no one has a better selection or better service than Petals from the Past Inc. Petals from the Past Inc. specializes in antique roses, heirloom shrubs and hard to find perennial flowers and herbs. Antiques in the Garden is a spring festival featuring antiques, crafts, collectibles, and art in a heirloom garden setting which will be in full bloom! Approximately 50 dealers will be on site. The cost of this trip includes transportation and admission. Please bring extra money for lunch. $5. Payable to AAB.
Age: 50+ Day: Friday Date: 4/26 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location: Harris Center
May 1st: Steel Magnolias, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery, AL
Before the play or the movie existed, ‘steel magnolias’ was simply a description of Southern women. It means something that appears delicate and fragile but wields unexpected strength. Steel Magnolias is the hilarious and heartwarming story of six Southern women who gather and gossip at the local beauty parlor. With wit, warmth, and intelligence, they rise to meet whatever challenges life sends their way. This production features a live music preshow performance. Cost of the trip includes transportation and admission. Please bring extra money for lunch. $50. Payable to the AAB.
Age: 50+ Day: Wednesday Date: 5/1 Time: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Harris Center
May 9th: Million Dollar Quartet, Springer Opera House, Columbus, GA
This Tony Award-winning musical megahit returns to the Springer for a victory lap on the mainstage with the same dazzling cast that broke box office records in 2017. The show opens on the fateful night of 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. Hit songs include: Blue Suede Shoes, 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. Cost of the trip includes transportation, admission and dinner. $45. Payable to the AAB.
Age: 50+ Day: Tuesday Date: 5/9 Time: 4-10 p.m. Location: Harris Center