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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

Sarah Cook

Community Programs Coordinator

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2948
  2. Email: scook@auburnalabama.org

The ABC's of Medicare

Attend a free Medicare educational meeting conducted by Benefit Advisors 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. *COVID-19 note* This class will take place outside with a maximum of 10 participants to ensure proper social distancing guidelines. FREE to the public.

Wednesday (2nd of the month) 1/13, 2/10, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12 • 10:30 - 11:30 am • Harris Center

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

Diabetes Prevention Program in Partnership with Auburn Parks and Recreation

Are you at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes? Do you want to make lifestyle changes to prevent getting Type 2 Diabetes? Do you want to lose some weight and become more physically active to prevent Type 2 Diabetes? This program can help you meet these goals in a realistic way. This is a group style class with sessions taught by a certified lifestyle coach and a registered nutritionist/dietitian. Assistance and encouragement in making lifestyle changes, helping you problem solve the process and keeping you motivated will help you achieve results in this program. This program is year-long with the first 6 months consisting of weekly and biweekly meetings. The second 6 months is a maintenance stage and meets once per month. 100% attendance is not expected and make-up sessions are provided for missed classes during the year-long program. An information session will be held on Monday, March 1st from 11 a.m. – noon at the Harris Center. If unable to attend the information session, feel free to come to the first class or contact us for more information. If cost is a barrier for you to attend, please speak with the instructor privately to see if a payment plan can be set up for your needs. COVID-19 Note: This class will take place in a large room with a maximum of 10 participants to ensure proper social distancing guidelines. Participants must wear masks during class. In the event this program cannot be delivered in-person, the option to join a virtual class will be available. $50/year. Payable to INST on the first day of class.

Monday • 3/8 - 3/7 (2022) • 11 am. - Noon • Harris Center

Contact: Tammy Hollis and Melissa Dennis • 334 528-6800 • tammy.hollis@eamc.org and dpp@eamc.org

Movie Night at the Harris Center

Nothing like enjoying a good flick together! Come join us for a movie on select Thursday nights this winter. Please be sure to pre-register so that you can be contacted in case of cancellation. *COVID-19 note: This event will take place in a large room with a maximum of 10 participants to ensure proper social distancing guidelines. Participants will be required to wear masks and food will not be served. FREE to the public.

January • The Call of the Wild (2020)

Thursday, January 21st • 6-8 pm • Harris Center

February • The Secret Garden (2020)

Thursday, February 25th • 6-8 pm • Harris Center

March • Mulan (2020)

Thursday, March 11th • 6-8 pm • Harris Center

April • Dolittle

Thursday, April 15th • 6-8 pm • Harris Center

May • Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President (Documentary)

Thursday, May 20th • 6-8 pm • Harris Center

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334)501-2948 • scook@auburnalabama.org

Virtual Read and Reflect Book Club

Read and Reflect Book Club meets via Zoom 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. Please email Sarah for the book information and Zoom link. FREE to the public.

Tuesday • 1/26, 2/23, 3/30, 4/27, 5/25 • 1:30 - 2:30 pm • Online

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334)501-2948 • scook@auburnalabama.org

Virtual Bingo

Play bingo with us every Tuesday at 10 a.m. on Zoom. You must email Gabby to receive a personalized bingo card in order to play. We will play regular bingo for small prizes for 45 minutes and then end with blackout bingo to win a $10 gift card. FREE to the public.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/95344973146

Dial by Phone: 1-312-626-6799

Tuesdays • 12/1 - 5/25 • 10-11 am • Online

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334)501-2948 • scook@auburnalabama.org

Virtual Crafty Crew

Pick-up a craft kit from the Harris Center and then join us on Zoom for Virtual Crafty Crew with stepby-step instruction from Gabby! If you would like to do the craft on your own, instructions will also be included. You must have video capability to join the virtual class. Only 10 craft kits will be given out so please be sure to register in advance. FREE to the public.

January • Paper Bowls

January Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/94855093108

February • Stenciled Scarf

February Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/91399845587

March • Shamrock Bath Bombs

March Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/3022339231

April • Wooden Spring Sign

April Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/3022339231

May • Marbled Wine Glasses

May Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/3022339231

Wednesdays • 1/13, 2/3, 3/17, 4/28, 5/19 • 2 – 3 pm • Online

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334)501-2948 • scook@auburnalabama.org

Munch and Mingle Lunch Club

Get together with old friends and make some new as we gather on select Wednesdays each month for lunch under the Town Creek Park pavilion. A boxed lunch from a different restaurant will be provided. Participants must provide their own transportation. Please pre-register so that you can be contacted in case of cancellation. COVID-19 note: This event will take place outside with a maximum of 10 participants to ensure proper social distancing guidelines. FREE to the public.

March • Cup and Saucer

April • Zoe's Kitchen

May • Chick-fil-A

Wednesdays • 3/3, 4/7, 5/12 • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. • TCP – Cup and Saucer

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • scook@auburnalabama.org

Food for Thought: Breakfast and Speaker Series

On the second Thursday of the month, join us for a FREE boxed breakfast and speaker on the Harris Center patio. Speakers will be announced in the Senior Connection Newsletter each month. Please preregister so we can provide enough food and contact you in case of cancellation. COVID-19 Note: This event will take place outside with a maximum of 10 participants to ensure proper social distancing guidelines. FREE to the public.

Thursdays • 3/11, 4/8, 5/13 • 9 – 10:30 a.m. • Harris Center

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • scook@auburnalabama.org