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Harris Center

425 Perry St

  1. Email: [email protected]
  2. Phone: (334) 501-2930
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

Sarah Cook

Community Programs Coordinator

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2948
  2. Email: [email protected]

Dulcimer Lessons

The lap dulcimer is a stringed folk instrument that evolved in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1800s. Dulcimers are the easiest stringed instrument for beginners to play, ideal for children, seniors and nonmusicians who want to play tunes or accompany singing. Dulcimers are a relatively quiet instrument. Their sweet quiet sound is well-suited to personal relaxation or playing in a cozy environment. The instructor is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Music Education Department at Auburn University. Students will be required to provide their own dulcimer and lesson book for the class. Contact instructor for details. COVID-19 Note: Class will take place in a large room with participants spaced 6 feet apart. Each class is limited to no more than 10 participants and each participant will be required to wear a mask. FREE to the public.

Intermediate Class

Fridays • 12/3 - 2/25 • 3 -4 p.m. • Harris Center

Beginner Class

Fridays • 12/3 - 2/25 • 2 - 3 p.m. • Harris Center

Contact: Katherine King • (334) 524 -0467 • [email protected]

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

Color Pour Resin Coasters • 1/25  • 2-3 p.m. • Harris Center

Valentine's Doormat • 2/8 • 2-3 p.m. • Harris Center

Birdseed Ornaments • 3/9 • 2-3 p.m. • Harris Center

DIY Pom Pom Bunny • 4/13 • 2-3 p.m. • Harris Center

Modge Podge Flower Pots with Plants • 5/4 • 2-3 p.m. • Harris Center

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • [email protected]

Total Brain Health Workout 1.0

Cognitive fitness is a primary concern among adults over the age of 50. The Total Brian Health (TBH) Workout teaches lifestyle choices that support cognitive vitality. Grounded in science, smart and engaging group workshops train the brain using a social based brain training model. Effective wellness interventions challenge engagement across the body, mind and spirit. This class is hands-on and encourages participants to work together to practice cognitive enhancement strategies that help boost processing speeds, reasoning, attention and memory skills. Limited to 20 participants. FREE to the public.

Mondays • 1/3 - 2/28 • 2 – 3 p.m. • Harris Center

Mondays • 3/7 - 5/23 • 2 - 3 p.m. • Harris Center

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • [email protected]

Bingo & Lunch To-Go

On the first and third Tuesday of each month enjoy the opportunity to play bingo and catch up with friends. Participants will be provided a boxed lunch to take home. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PAY CASH OR BRING A COVERED DISH ON BINGO DAY. Space is limited for in-person bingo so if you register, but cannot attend, please call and let us know. $5 per bingo day. Payable to the AAB.

Tuesdays • 1/18, 2/1, 2/15 • 10:30 a.m. - Noon • Harris Center

Tuesdays • 3/1, 3/15, 4/5, 4/19, 5/3, 5/17 • 10:30 a.m. - Noon • Harris Center

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • [email protected]

Board Game Bonanza!

Stop by the Harris Center on Friday afternoons to play a variety of board games with old and new friends. Games, such as Monopoly, Yahtzee, Scrabble, Pictionary and Trivial Pursuit will be available, but feel free to suggest more games to be added to the collection! *No meeting 11/19* FREE to the public.

Fridays • 12/3 - 2/25 • 2 – 4 p.m. • Harris Center

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • [email protected]

Food For Thought: Breakfast and Speaker Series

On the second Tuesday of the month, join us for a FREE breakfast and an entertaining speaker. Please register in advance at the Harris Center so we can provide enough food. FREE to the public. Speakers will be posted in the Senior Connection.

Tuesdays • 1/11, 2/8 • 9 – 10:30 a.m. • Harris Center

Tuesdays • 3/29, 4/26, 5/10 • 9 – 10 a.m. • Harris Center

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • [email protected]

Munch and Mingle Lunch Club

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

Wednesday • 1/26 • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Fratelli's

Wednesday • 2/23 • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Bow & Arrow

Wednesday • 3/16 • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Brick and Spoon

Wednesday • 4/20 • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Culvers

Wednesday • 5/25 • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. • The Plaza

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • [email protected]

Read and Reflect Book Club

Read and Reflect Book Club meets at the Harris Center on the last Tuesday of each month to discuss a selected book. Most books are 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. Email Sarah to be added to the Read and Reflect email list. FREE to the public.

January • The Guest List by Lucy Foley

February • The Soul of The Nation: The Battle of Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham

March • The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

April • There There by Tommy Orange

May • The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Tuesdays • 1/25, 2/22 • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. • Harris Center

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • [email protected]

Alzheimer's Documentary Series

Alzheimer’s - The Science of Prevention is a web-based documentary series focusing on one of the most important health challenges of our time: the growing epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease. Hosted by neurologist and #1 NYT bestselling author David Perlmutter, MD, the series features interviews with 20+ recognized experts including Dr. Dale Bredesen, Dr. Michael Merzenich, and Dr. Lisa Mosconi, who not only explore why developing a treatment for Alzheimer’s is so challenging but more importantly, what people can do today to dramatically reduce their risk. FREE to the public.

Thursdays • 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2,17, 2/24 • 1 - 2:30 p.m. • Harris Center

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • [email protected]

Coffee and Conversation

Join Sarah the first Monday of each month from 9 to 10 AM at Well Red (223 Opelika Rd. Auburn, AL) for a cup of coffee, cinnamon roll, and casual conversation. Participants must provide their own transportation and cover the cost of coffe and breakfast. Senior discounts may apply at some restaurants.

Mondays • 3/7, 4/4, 5/2 • 9 - 10 a.m. • Well Red

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • [email protected]

Auburn Duplicate Bridge

The Auburn Duplicate Bridge Club is an ACBL sanctioned game. It is open to anyone that enjoys the game. Mondays and Thursday 1-4 p.m., Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. FREE to the Public.

June 2nd - August 30th • Frank Brown Recreation Center

Monday and Thursday • 1-4 p.m.

Tuesdays • 6-9 p.m.

Contact: Faye Whidbee  334-887-2245

Morning and Afternoon Bridge

Come and enjoy fellowship with a game of bridge every 2nd and 4th Monday morning and every 1st and 3rd Tuesday afternoon. Bridge is a stimulating, social, and competitive sport that all can enjoy. FREE to the Public.

Time Varies • Frank Brown Recreation Center

Contact: Judy Wilhite  334-209-0494  [email protected]

Wednesday Morning Bridge

The game of bridge is a stimulating, social, and competitive sport. All ages enjoy this sport! Bridge is a great activity for seniors to take up as a hobby. Join us! FREE to the Public.

Wednesday  • 6/1 – 8/31 • 8am - Noon • Frank Brown Recreation Center

Contact: Judy Wilhite  334-209-0494  [email protected]