LeisureLink is The City of Auburn's Parks and Recreation Weekly Newsletter
Week of Feb. 19 - 25
Active Auburn Zumbathon Sat. Feb. 24
Auburn Parks and Recreation, along with Active Auburn, has combined dancing, getting in shape, and an 80s-themed costume contest to create Zumbathon! This event is guaranteed to provide residents with a workout that helps them burn calories while having fun. Zumbathon will take place on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Boykin Community Center gymnasium. Dance instructors from the local area will take turns leading in various styles and levels of Zumba moves. Zumba is a Latin dance-based exercise program that combines dancing with an aerobic workout. The 2018 Zumbathon is held in conjunction with Scale Back AL- Lee County. This event is FREE to the public. Children ages 8 and older are welcome with parent participation. For more information contact Whitney Morris at 334-501-2948, or visit activeauburn.org/events.
Spring Programs Registration is Open & Online Track Registration begins Tues. Feb. 13
Spring is the season to learn new things and try new hobbies! Auburn Parks and Recreation is excited to offer a variety of programs for residents of all ages and interests, including everything from art to tennis! Registration for spring programs is now open at the Harris Center. Those interested in participating in spring programs must register in person. For a complete list of available programs, visit auburnalabama.org/parks
Online registration will begin Tues. Feb. 13 for youth track. visit https://www.auburnalabama.org/athletics/youth-sports/track/
Fit as A Fiddle: A 50+/Special Populations Health Fair Accepting Vendor Applications
Auburn Parks and Recreation will host the Fit as a Fiddle 50+ and Special Populations Fair on Saturday, March 3, at Dean Road Recreation Center from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. This FREE community event will serve the combined needs and interests of both the 50+ and therapeutic populations. All attendees will be eligible to win door prizes provided by our participating vendors.
Vendor applications are still being accepted and can be found on auburnalabama.org/parks. Doctors, fitness experts, senior care services, therapeutic program representatives, volunteer organizations, and other businesses offering products and services for the 50+ and therapeutic populations are encouraged to submit an application to Gabby Meredith at email@example.com.
The PhotoTeen Juried Photography Exhibition will be held from Friday Feb 16. to March 21.
Presented by the Auburn Arts Association (AAA), photographs will be showcased in a new competitive photography exhibition featuring works by local teenagers. The PhotoTeen Juried Photography Exhibition will be on view in the small gallery at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC) from Feb.16 to March 21.
Awards will be announced on Thursday, Feb. 22, during the “Teen TBD” event being held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine art.
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art will hold their first “Teen TBD” event on Feb. 22 in partnership with the Auburn Arts Association, the Auburn Area Community Theatre and the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC).
For more information, contact Margaret Gluhman, AAA Gallery Director, at the JDCAC at (334) 501-2963 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications being accepted for the 19th Annual Juried Photo Exhibition
Artists currently residing in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi or Tennessee are invited to submit works in the Photo XIX Juried Exhibition sponsored by the Auburn Arts Association.
Professional, student and amateur artists 17 years of age and over are eligible to enter this competitive show. Each artist may submit three original works in any photographic medium completed in the last three years. Submissions are due to the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC) by March 15. The entry fee for this show is $20.
A number of Merit and Purchase awards will be selected. Sales are encouraged, and no commission will be charged by the Auburn Arts Association. Jurors, who will select the award winners, will be announced at a later date.
The exhibition will be on view in the Art Gallery at the JDCAC from March 23 through April 27, 2018. Entry forms are available at the Arts Center located at 222 E. Drake Ave. and at auburnarts.org. For further information, please call (334) 501-2963 or email email@example.com.
2018 Auburn Parks and Recreation Events Calendar now available
The 2018 Auburn Parks and Recreation events calendars are now available at all Parks and Recreation facilities and online at www.auburnalabama.org/parks.
The calendars are free to the public and are also available at Auburn City Hall and the Auburn Public Library. For more information contact Auburn Parks and Recreation at (334) 501-2930.
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 9:00 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 Feb. 19 - 26
Feb. 21 Yarbrough Tennis Center
Located on Richland across from elementary school
Feb. 23 Dean Road Recreation Center
Located at 307 South Dean Road
Feb. 26 Auburn Public Library
Located at 749 East Thach Ave
Feb. 28 Hickory Dickory Park
1400 Hickory Ln & N. Cedarbrook Dr. (neighborhood parking lot)