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Harris Center

425 Perry St

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

Sarah Cook

Community Programs Coordinator

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2948
  2. Email:

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 • 6/4-8/27 • Noon-1pm • Harris Center

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

Beginner Class

Fridays • 6/4-8/27 • 1-2 pm • Harris Center

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

Contact: Katherine King • (334) 524 -0467 •

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.

November 17th • Button Pumpkin Frame • Wednesday • 2 – 3 p.m. • Harris Center

December 7th • Paint Swirl Ornaments

January 25th • Color Pour Resin Coasters

February 8th • Valentine's Doormat

Tuesdays • 2 – 3 p.m. • Harris Center

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 •

Health Screenings

Stop by the Harris Center once a month this Winter for health screenings from the Auburn University Nursing Students. More information coming soon! FREE to the public.

TBA • TBA • Harris Center

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 •

Golden Giving Day – FLY’S Holiday Wrap - Up

This quarter we will be helping members of FLY at their holiday wrap up. For a small donation, we will wrap, tape, and tie any gifts that need wrapped for the holidays! We will volunteer in two-hour shifts beginning at 8 a.m. Sign up for both shifts if you like! Limited to 5 volunteers per shift. Please register in advance. FREE to the public.

Saturday • December 18th • 7:30 a.m. - Noon • Harris Center

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 • 9/13 – 11/29 • 2 – 3 p.m. • Harris Center

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

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 •

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 inperson bingo so if you register, but cannot attend, please call and let us know. $5 per bingo day. Payable to the AAB.

Tuesday • 11/16 • 10:30 a.m. - Noon • Harris Center

Tuesdays • 12/7, 12/21, 1/4, 1/18, 2/1, 2/15 • 10:30 a.m. - Noon • Harris Center

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 •

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 •  11/5, 11/12 • 2 – 4 p.m. • Harris Center

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

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 •

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.

Tuesday • 11/9 • 9 – 10:30 a.m. • Harris Center

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

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 •

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 • 11/17 • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Ariccia

Wednesday • 12/8 • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Wild Wing Café

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

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

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 •

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.

November • The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

December • No Meeting

January • The Guest List by Lucy Foley

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

Tuesdays • 11/30, 1/25, 2/22 • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. • Harris Center

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 •

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 • 1/6, 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 •