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

Gabrielle Filgo

Community Programs Coord

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

NEW TIME! Read and Reflect Book Club for Seniors

Join us 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, 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:  1/29 Time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm Location: Harris Center

Contact: Gabby Filgo • (334) 501-2946 • gfilgo@auburnalabama.org

NEW! The ABC’s of Medicare

Attend a free Medicare educational meeting conducted by Benefit Advisers specializing in Medicare. You can expect to better understand your options as you become eligible for your Medicare benefits. We will cover how and when to enroll, when you are allowed to change plans, coverage choices, prescription drug plans, how to apply and other common questions. FREE to the public.

Age: 50+ Day: Wednesday Dates: 12/12, 1/9, 2/13 (2nd of Month) Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Location: Harris Center

Contact: Allie Perez • (205) 965-2021 • alliebperez@gmail.com

AARP Tax Aide

Trained volunteers assist with tax materials and help seniors and people of low to middle income with simple to moderate individual Alabama and federal income tax returns. Tax-Aide gives special attention to those 60 and older, but the program is not limited to older clients or AARP members. Walk-ins welcome. FREE to the public.

Age: 50+ Day: Wednesday Dates: 2/6 - 4/10 Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Harris Center

Contact: Mike Preg • mikepreg@gmail.com

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 the AAB.

December • Christmas Card Wreath

January • Pebble Trivet

February • Valentine’s Day Bath Bombs

Age: 50+ Day: Wednesday Dates: 12/5, 1/23, 2/6 Time: 2 - 3 p.m. Location: Harris Center

Food for Thought – A 50+ Breakfast Speaker Series

On the second Tuesday of the month, 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.

December • Dr. James Barth – Bitcoin and Other Digital Payment Systems

January • Chris Graff from COA IT Department – GIS Mapping

February • John Gall from Johnny on the Spot Jewelry – The Relationship between Jewelry and Love

Age: 50+ Day: Tuesday Date: 12/11, 1/8, 2/12 Time: 9 -12:30 a.m. Location: Harris Center

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: 12/5 - 2/27 Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Location: Harris Center

Age: 50+ Day: Thursday (2nd, 4th & 5th) Dates: 12/6 - 2/28 Time: 4 - 7 p.m. Location: Harris Center

Contact: Gabby Filgo • (334) 501-2946 • gfilgo@auburnalabama.org

Golden Giving Days - Big House Santa's Workshop Shopping Event

Each quarter we focus on one local charity to donate our time to! This quarter we will be helping the Big House Foundation at their Santa’s Workshop where foster parents get to shop for their foster children. We will volunteer in two hour shifts beginning at 8 a.m. Sign up for as many shifts as you like! Each volunteer will receive a free t-shirt. Limited to 6 volunteers per shift. Please register in advance. FREE to the public.

Age: 50+ Day: Saturday Dates: 12/15 Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Cornerstone Church

Contact: Gabby Filgo • (334) 501-2946 • gfilgo@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: 12/4,12/18,1/15, 2/5, 2/19 *No Bingo 1/1   Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Location: Harris Center

Contact: Gabby Filgo • (334) 501-2946 • gfilgo@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: 12/12, 1/9, 2/13 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Location: The Depot, Niffer's Place (Opelika), Hamilton's Ogletree

Contact: Gabby Filgo • (334) 501-2946 • gfilgo@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.

December 12/11 • Ice Skating at the Auburn Mall - $10 (includes skate rental)

January 1/18 • Bowling at Goodtimes – 750 East Glenn Ave. - $15 (includes shoe rental)

February 2/26 • Tour of Briggs & Stratton – 150 Technology Pkwy. – FREE – Pants & Closed Toed Shoes Required

Contact: Gabby Filgo • (334) 501-2946 • gfilgo@auburnalabama.org