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50+ Programs

  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 programs at the Harris Center Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm. Summer registration begins on Monday, May 1st. The first two weeks of registration are reserved for Auburn residents.

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: 9/6 - 11/29 Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Location: Harris Center

Age: 50+ Day: Thursday (2nd and 4th) Dates: 9/7 - 11/30 Time: 4 - 7 p.m. Location: Harris Center

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

Golden Giving Days - Community Market

Each quarter we will focus on one local charity to donate our time to! This quarter we will be focusing on the Community Market. The Community Market, a program of the Food Bank of East Alabama, provides a friendly grocery-store environment for Lee County families in need. We will spend our time stocking the shelves and checking out customers at the end of their shopping trip. 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: Wednesday Dates:9/6, 10/4, 11/1 Time: 2 - 4 p.m. Location: Community Market

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: 9/5 - 11/21 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: 9/20, 10/4, 11/29 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Location: Village Cookery, Ma Fia's, Shrimp Basket

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: Hornsby Farms - FREE - 9/27 - 4 - 5pm
October: AU Fisheries - $5 - 10/25 - 2 - 4pm
November:
Auburn Airport - FREE - 11/28 - 8:30 - 10:30am

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

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. Light refreshments will be provided. FREE to the public.

Tuesday, September 26 - The Circle by Dave Eggars
Tuesday, October 31 - Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Tuesday, November 28 - A Christmas Memory: One Christmas, and The Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote

Age: 50+ Day: Tuesday Dates: 9/26, 10/31, 11/28 Time: 10 - 11 a.m. Location: Harris Center

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

Food for Thought – A 50+ Breakfast Speaker Series

On the second Tuesday in October and November, 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.

October 10 • Author Jade Black (Sheryl Dixon) will talk about her book Commencement: Spiritual Journey
November 14 • Attorney Russell C. Balch – Elder Law and What You Need to Know

Age: 50+ Day: Tuesday Dates: 10/10 and 11/14 Time: 8:30 - 10 a.m. Location: Harris Center

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

The 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 Gabby! $5/person to cover the cost of supplies. Please register in advance. Payable to AAB.

September • Acorn Picture Frame (3-4pm)
October • Wine Cork Pumpkin (2-3pm)
November • Thanksgiving Napkin Rings (2-3pm)

Age: 50+ Day: Wednesday Dates: 9/20, 10/18, 11/15 Time:See Above Location: Harris Center