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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

Gabby Meredith

Community Programs Coord

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

NEW TIME! Read and Reflect Book Club for Seniors

Join Auburn Public Library Literacy Programming Coordinator, Kari Carpenter, on the last Tuesday of each month as she leads a discussion on a selected book. Each book is 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. FREE to the public.

Tuesday, September 25: Night by Elie Wiesel

Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This is his account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity, dignity and faith. Describing in simple terms the tragic murder of a people from a survivor's perspective, Night is among the most personal, intimate and poignant of all accounts of the Holocaust. A compelling consideration of the darkest side of human nature and the enduring power of hope, it remains one of the most important works of the twentieth century.

Tuesday, October 30 : House of Spies by Daniel Silva

Four months after the deadliest attack on the American homeland since 9/11, terrorists leave a trail of carnage through London’s glittering West End. The attack is a brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, but with one loose thread.

The thread leads Gabriel Allon and his team of operatives to the south of France and to the gilded doorstep of Jean-Luc Martel and Olivia Watson. A beautiful former British fashion model, Olivia pretends not to know that the true source of Martel’s enormous wealth is drugs. And Martel, likewise, turns a blind eye to the fact he is doing business with a man whose objective is the very destruction of the West. Together, under Gabriel’s skilled hand, they will become an unlikely pair of heroes in the global war on terrorism.

Written in seductive and elegant prose, the story moves swiftly from the glamour of Saint-Tropez to the grit of Casablanca and, finally, to an electrifying climax that will leave readers breathless long after they turn the final page.

Tuesday, November 27 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Offred is a Handmaid in The Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state in what was formerly known as the United States The Handmaids Tale By Margaret Atwood Kindle. She is placed in the household of The Commander, Fred Waterford – her assigned name, Offred, means ‘of Fred’ The Handmaids Tale By Margaret Atwood Kindle. She has only one function: to breed The Handmaids Tale By Margaret Atwood Kindle. If Offred refuses to enter into sexual servitude to repopulate a devastated world, she will be hanged The Handmaids Tale By Margaret Atwood Kindle. Yet even a repressive state cannot eradicate hope and desire The Handmaids Tale By Margaret Atwood Kindle. As she recalls her pre-revolution life in flashbacks, Offred must navigate through the terrifying landscape of torture and persecution in the present day, and between two men upon which her future hangs The Handmaids Tale By Margaret Atwood Kindle.

Tuesday, January 29 - The Other Woman by Daniel Silva

In an isolated village in the mountains of Andalusia, a mysterious Frenchwoman begins work on a dangerous memoir. It is the story of a man she once loved in the Beirut of old, and a child taken from her in treason’s name. The woman is the keeper of the Kremlin’s most closely guarded secret. Long ago, the KGB inserted a mole into the heart of the West—a mole who stands on the doorstep of ultimate power. Only one man can unravel the conspiracy: Gabriel Allon, the legendary art restorer and assassin who serves as the chief of Israel’s vaunted secret intelligence service. Gabriel has battled the dark forces of the new Russia before, at great personal cost. Now he and the Russians will engage in a final epic showdown, with the fate of the postwar global order hanging in the balance.

Age: 50+ Day: Tuesday Dates: 9/25, 10/30, 11/27, 1/29 Time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm Location: Harris Center

Contact: Gabby Meredith • (334) 501-2946 • gmeredith@auburnalabama.org

Hand and Foot Card Club - TWO SESSIONS!

Come together to enjoy one of America’s favorite card games, Hand and Foot! Hand and Foot is a game related to Canasta, in which each player is dealt two sets of cards - the hand, which is played first, and the foot, which is played when the hand has been used up. Although most people say that Hand and Foot is best played by four people in partnerships, it can also be played by six in two teams of three, or by any number of people playing as individuals. The game is easy to learn and tons of fun! An experienced player will be present to help you get started so don’t be shy! FREE to the public.

Age: 50+ Day: Wednesday Dates: 9/5 - 11/28 Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Location: Harris Center

Age: 50+ Day: Thursday (2nd, 4th & 5th) Dates: 9/6 - 11/29 Time: 4 - 7 p.m. Location: Harris Center

Contact: Gabby Meredith • (334) 501-2946 • gmeredith@auburnalabama.org

Golden Giving Days - O Grows

Each quarter we will focus on one local charity to donate our time to! This quarter we will be focusing on O Grows and will help them by working in their garden. Sign up for one, two or all three sessions. Each volunteer will receive a free t-shirt. Limited to 15 volunteers. Please register in advance. FREE to the public.

Age: 50+ Day: Monday Dates: 9/26, 10/31, 11/28 Time: 2 - 5 p.m. Location: O Grows

Contact: Gabby Meredith • (334) 501-2946 • gmeredith@auburnalabama.org

Lunch & Bingo

On the first and third Tuesday of each month enjoy the opportunity to play bingo, catch up with friends, and delight in a scrumptious meal. Registration not required. $4 or bring a covered dish.

Age: 50+ Day: Tuesday (1st and 3rd of Month) Dates: 9/4,9/8,10/2,10/16,11/6,11/20 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Location: Harris Center

Contact: Gabby Meredith • (334) 501-2946 • gmeredith@auburnalabama.org

Munch and Mingle Lunch Club

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

Age: 50+ Day: Wednesday Dates: 9/5, 10/31, 11/28 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Location: Heart of the South Restaurant, The Blue Fin, Jefferson's

Contact: Gabby Meredith • (334) 501-2946 • gmeredith@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 • Tour of Lee County Justice Center – 9/7 -  8:30 -11:30am - FREE

October • National Center for Asphalt Technology Test Track – 10/26 - 9 -11am- FREE

November • Donald E. Davis Arboretum – 11/9 - 9 - 10am - FREE

Contact: Gabby Meredith • (334) 501-2946 • gmeredith@auburnalabama.org