LeisureLink: The City of Auburn's Parks and Recreation Weekly Newsletter
Week of April 22-28, 2019
Swim Lesson Registration Now Open
Summer will be here soon and the Auburn City Pool will soon be open to the public. We have plenty of surprises in store for our patrons during the upcoming pool season at Samford Pool.
Our first big surprise involves swim lessons! According the National Recreation and Park Association, More than 9 in 10 Americans (95 percent) believe it is important for children to learn how to swim at an early age. This is why Auburn Parks and Recreation is offering a wide variety of swim lesson opportunities this year ONLY at Samford Pool. We will offer smaller class sizes for swim lessons so your children receive more attention one – on –one and the best swim lessons as possible.
We are also introducing a new class “Advanced Guppies” in our swim lesson curriculum. This class will be available for children ages 5 and 6 who have taken our Guppies class previously, but aren’t quite yet ready to move up. Swim lessons are a great opportunity to get your child more comfortable in the water so they can swim safely and confidently!
Lastly, we have added two extra sessions, so everyone has the opportunity to participate in swim lessons this year!
Auburn City Pools swim lessons are available for students ages 6 months through adulthood and will be held in six sessions this summer:
Lessons will be held in six sessions this summer:
Session I: May 13-23
Session II: May 28-31
Session III: June 3-13
Session IV: June 17-27
Session V: July 1-3
Session VI: July 8-18
To register, visit auburnalabama.org/parks/register. For more information about class times and dates, visit auburnalabama.org/aquatics.
15th Annual Auburn CityFest Juried Art Show
Works for the 15th Annual Auburn CityFest Juried Art Show are due at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center by Monday, April 22. The show is held in conjunction with Auburn CityFest and is open to all artists 19 years of age and older from Alabama and adjacent states. Artists may submit one work in any fine medium including painting, works on paper, three-dimensional works, mixed media, jewelry and photography. The City of Auburn, Auburn Arts Association, Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau and the Cup and Saucer will host the Juried Art Show Preview Reception to honor participating artists on Thursday, April 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Historic Nunn-Winston House on the grounds of Kiesel Park. All displayed works will be available for sale and up to $1,200 in merit awards will be given. This reception is free and open to the public. Artists interested in participating in the Juried Art Show can download an application at auburncityfest.com. For more information, contact the JDCAC at 334-501-2944.
19th Annual Auburn CityFest: "Taking Flight"
Make plans to attend Auburn's largest, FREE outdoor arts and crafts festival taking place on Saturday, April 27, at Kiesel Park from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.! This year's theme is "Taking Flight," and will feature special entertainment and attractions relating to all things in the sky! Headlining family entertainment will be provided by The Skyriders, a group of Olympic and world-trampoline acrobats who have performed at some of the largest venues in the U.S., including NBA halftime shows.
CLOUDLAND, a four-piece alternative rock band from Athens, Georgia, will be the featured headlining entertainment, along with performances from Alabama native Ben Hodge and the Auburn Community Orchestra.
With more than 100 arts and crafts, food and nonprofit vendors, there's sure to be something for everyone to enjoy! Don't miss out on this fun day filled with food, community and entertainment. For more information, visit auburncityfest.com.
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Auburn University Industrial Design "FretHaus" Senior Thesis to be Displayed at JDCAC
Auburn University Industrial Design students' senior thesis project, "FretHaus," will be displayed at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC) until Friday, May 3. This year's show is the first guitar-themed senior thesis, and is a partnership with guitar designer, builder and player Keith Medley from Nashville, Tennessee. The show will feature 12 Industrial Design senior students.
Galleries at the JDCAC are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information contact the JDCAC at 334-501-2963.
S'more Fun with Mom Tickets on sale now
Mother and son duos mark your calendar for S’more Fun with Mom event! The City of Auburn and Kreher Preserve and Nature Center will co-host this program for two evenings, Thursday and Friday, May 2 and 3 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Rain dates are set to be on Thursday and Friday, May 9 and 10.
The evenings include a night hike, cookout, s’mores and storytelling. Also, participants may visit the craft station to create their own keepsake and commemorate this special night with a 5x7 portrait. A photographer will be available. Ticket sales start on March 11 and are $30 per couple, each additional son is $10. Visit www.auburn.edu/preserve to get tickets.
Spring Sundown Concert Series Begins at Town Creek Park
Grab a lawn chair and enjoy an evening of fun and relaxation! The Spring Sundown Concert Series will begin with the Auburn High School Jazz Band performing on Thursday, May 2, at Town Creek Park from 6-7:30 p.m. There will be free inflatables and a Cybergame truck for children. Food vendors will also be on site with food options to purchase. The Spring Sundown Concert Series will continue every Thursday night in May at Town Creek Park from 6-7:30 p.m. The next concert will be May 9 with Soul Co. performing. Concerts are FREE to the public. For more information, contact J Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Program Registration Begins Monday, May 6
Make sure the kids don’t get bored this summer with Auburn Parks and Recreation’s summer programs and camps! Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 6, at the Harris Center. Available programs include aquatics, art, ceramics, dance, tennis and more! Brochures with all available summer program listings are available at all Auburn Parks and Recreation facilities, the Auburn Public Library and City Hall. Programs can also be viewed online at auburnalabama.org/parks/programs.
Auburn Stride Walkers
The Auburn Parks and Recreation Department is offering a walking program, Auburn Stride Walkers, for citizens who are interested in walking various City walking trails as a group.
Walks will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9 a.m. Participants can walk at their own pace and distance. The Auburn Stride Walkers is a great way to have fun, make friends, and walk your way into a healthier lifestyle. The program is open to all ages and is free to the public.
Week of April 22-29, 2019
April 22 Dean Road Recreation Center- Located at 307 South Dean Road
April 24 Yarbrough Tennis Center- Located on Richland Road across from elementary school
April 26 Charlotte and Curtis Ward Bike Path- Located across from entrance to Chewacla State Park
April 29 Ogletree Shopping Center- meet in the parking lot by the flower store