Now—Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University Spring Registration. OLLI at Auburn is now registering students for the 2013 Spring Term. Courses run April 8 to May 13. Visit olliatauburn.org or call 844-5100 for more information.
Second Saturday of Each Month—Lee County Historical Society Museum in Loachapoka features history re-enactors demonstrating arts and crafts, 1–3 p.m., at 6500 Stage Road. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Friday of Each Month—“Shop Late, Eat Local” in Downtown Opelika, featuring entertainment and shopping until 8 p.m.
Wednesdays in May—Noon Tunes, free lunchtime concert 12–1 p.m. on the Courthouse Square in Opelika.. Bring a lunch or buy from a restaurant, then relax by the fountain and enjoy.
Tuesdays—Summer Swing at Opelika’s Municipal Park. Starting May 7, Opelika Parks and Recreation will host a free outdoor concert. Show starts at 7 p.m.
March 11–April 21—Auburn Floral Trail. The Auburn Beautification Council and the AO Tourism Bureau invite you to explore over 14 miles of spring blooms. Choose the North trail or the South Trail. Visit auburnalabama.org for trail directions, or call Catrina Cook at 501-3085.
April 2—Research Week: “One Water” Film & Talk by Sanjeev Chatterjee. Viewing of the film, “One Water,” followed by a talk by the filmmaker, Sanjeev Chatterjee, and a reception, 5 p.m., at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Art in Auburn.
April 4–6—106th Annual Veterinary Conference. Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine will host seminars, class reunions, labs and a keynote address, “Feeding the World,” by Auburn alumnus Dr. David McClary. Events will be held on the Vet School’s Wire Road campus and at the Dixon Conference Center. For information, call 844-2685, or visit vetmed.auburn.edu.
April 4—Vega String Quartet. Guest Artist Concert at Goodwin Recital Hall, 7:30–9 p.m. Admission is $10 for public, $5 for students, and tickets will be sold at the door 45 minutes prior to the performance.
April 25—Learn Modern Square Dancing & Line Dancing. Sponsored by Auburn Allemanders Square Dance Club, class will be 7–9 p.m. at Jan Dempsey Community Art Center, 222 E. Drake Ave. in Auburn. No experience is required.
April 5 & 6—Spring Fling & Outdoor Expo. Tour Coach Pat Dye’s home, gardens and Japanese maple nursery and enjoy appearances by Aubie, the Raptor Center and Auburn University’s EcoDogs. 9a.m. to 5p.m. at Crooked Oaks Farm, 768 Red Creed Road, Notasulga. Admission is $5. For information, call Heather Crozier at 844-2719, or e-mail email@example.com.
April 6—2013 Amphibious Warrior Mud Run. Challenge yourself with four miles of off-road trails, creeks, hills and mud pits. Individual and team registration Begins at 8 a.m. at The Great American Park, 3539 US Hwy 29 North, Auburn. For more information, email John Christenson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 6—Garden in the Park. Keep Opelika Beautiful is sponsoring an arts & crafts fundraiser at Opelika Municipal Park with vendors, activities and entertainment. 8a.m. to 3p.m.. For information, call 749-4970, or email email@example.com.
April 6—Two by Two Unity 5K. Run or walk a 5K or 1-mile course and support Character Education through the Community Foundation of East Alabama. Begins at 8 a.m. at Opelika Municipal Recreation Center. For information, call Barbara Patton at 744-1020. Pre-registration for individuals is $17 for 5K or $10 for 1-mile.
April 7—Auburn University Spring Choral Concert. Auburn United Methodist Church, 2:30–4 p.m. Admission is $10 for public, $5 for students with tickets sold at the door 45 minutes prior to the performance.
April 7—Doggie Olympics. Tuskegee University Canine Club annual Canine Olympics. Kiesel Park in Auburn, 1–5 p.m. Free admission; $2 registration to participate. For information, visit Tuskegee.edu.
April 9—Auburn University Opera Workshop Concert. Auburn University’s Goodwin Recital Hall, 7:30–9 p.m.. Admission is $10 for public, $5 for students with tickets sold at the door 45 minutes prior to the performance.
April 10 & 11—Filmmaker and Author Anthony Fragola’s Lectures. Author of two published books, Fragola’s films have been featured in multiple festivals.. Lectures: April 10, 5 p.m., at AU’s Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities, and April 11, 11:30 p.m., in Room 310 of Tichenor Hall in Auburn.
April 10—Celebrating Biodiversity with Dr. E.O. Wilson. Celebrate the opening of the Biodiversity Learning Center with dinner and a presentation by biologist Dr. E.O. Wilson. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University. Call 844-7780 for prices and reservations, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 10—Evening of Brass. Concert at AU’s Goodwin Recital Hall 7:30–9 p.m. Admission is $10 for public, $5 for students with tickets sold at the door 45 minutes prior to the performance.
April 11—Adult Open Studio: Jewelry and Bead Making. Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art stays open until 8p.m. each month’s third Thursday, 5–8 p.m. Work on a project, and see displays. Admission is free. Call 844-3486 to register.
April 11—2013 Hospitality Gala. Auburn University’s Hotel and Restaurant Management students are offering cooking demonstrations, chef-guided culinary experiences and a live auction, 5:30 p.m., at Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center.
April 11—Engaged Scholar Speaker Series. Professor Nan Fairley of AU’s Department of Communication and Journalism presents “Lessons Learned from Living Democracy,” 5:30–6:30 p.m. at The Gnu’s Room in Auburn.
April 11—Auburn University Band Concert. Lakeview Baptist Church, 7:30–9 p.m. Admission is $10 for public, $5 for students, with tickets sold at the door 45 minutes prior to the performance.
April 12—On the Tracks. Bi-Annual Food & Wine Festival featuring food vendors and a wine-tasting trail in Historic Downtown Opelika, beginning at 6 p.m. Entrance, food and beverages priced accordingly. Call 737-1474 for ticket information or visit www.onthetracks.org.
April 13—Tailgate for the Cause Cook-off. Local nonprofits team up with local corporate sponsors to compete in a tailgate cook-off, 2–6 p.m., at Ag Heritage Park on the corner of Lem Morrison and Donahue Drive in Auburn. Admission is $5 per person/$20 per family. Music, snacks, inflatables and tastings. For information, visit weloveourcause.com.
April 13—Bike Bash 2013. The City of Auburn and the Auburn Bicycle Committee are hosting a biking event with a 3- to 30-mile trail. Register online at active.com or at the Dean Road Recreation Center. Registration begins day of event at 8 a.m. at Chewacla State Park. For information, visit www.auburnalabama.org/cycle.
April 13—2013 Alpha Psi Rodeo. Amateur rodeo consisting of bull riding, calf-roping and tug of war, among other events. Gates open at 8a.m. 2065 Sandhill Road in Auburn. Buy tickets online at www.alphapsirodeo.com.
April 13—Art Club: April Showers. Watercolors class, 10 a.m., at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. Call 844-3486 to register.
April 15—Auburn University Low Brass Ensemble Concert. Guest Artist Concert at Goodwin Recital Hall, 7:30–9 p.m. Admission is $10 for public, $5 for students, and tickets will be sold at the door 45 minutes prior to the performance.
April 16–21—Elephant’s Graveyard. This play spins a haunting tale of spectacle, violence and revenge. 7:30–10 p.m. at Telfair Peet Theatre. Directed by Charles Bringardner. Admission is $15 for the public; $10 for University staff, seniors and all non-AU students; AU students free.
April 16—Auburn University Symphonic Band Concert. Opelika Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30–9 p.m. Admission is $10 for public, $5 for students with tickets sold at the door 45 minutes prior to the performance.
April 18—Bob Sneider, Jazz. Guest Artist Concert at Goodwin Recital Hall, 7:30–9 p.m. Admission is $10 for public, $5 for students, and tickets will be sold at the door 45 minutes prior to the performance.
April 18—Dancing Stars of East Alabama. Teams of professional dancers and local stars battle on the dance floor to benefit the Child Advocacy Center of East Alabama. Show begins at 7p.m. at the Event Center Downtown in Opelika. For information and tickets, email email@example.com.
April 19—Tiger Trail of Auburn Induction Ceremony. Join the community to honor outstanding Auburn athletes, coaches and administrators, 5 p.m., Auburn University Arena. For information, call 887-7011.
April 19—Auburn University Jazz Band Concert. Goodwin Music Building, Band Hall Room 134, 7:30–9 p.m. Admission is $10 for public, $5 for students with tickets sold at the door 45 minutes prior to the performance.
April 20—13th Annual Old 280 Boogie. Local vendors will showcase food, arts & crafts and live entertainment. Begins at 12 p.m. at 1015 Mayberry in Waverly. For information, find Old 280 Boogie on Facebook.
April 20—A-Day & Toomer’s Oaks. Come for the A-Day game and the last rolling of the Toomer’s Oaks as they stand now. Featuring appearances by athletes and live music. A-Day game starts at 1 p.m. at Jordan-Hare Stadium, then on to Toomer’s Corner.
April 22—Auburn University Indian Music Ensemble Concert. Goodwin Recital Hall, 7:30–9 p.m. Admission is $10 for public, $5 for students with tickets sold at the door 45 minutes prior to the performance.
April 23—Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers: Strong. Film begins at 6 p.m. at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.
April 23—K-12 Art Club, April Showers. Usher in the season with watercolors and landscape paintings. Kindergarten through 12th grade. Call 844-3486 for information or to register.
April 24—Auburn Chamber Music Society Ebene Quartet. Goodwin Recital Hall, 7:30–9 p.m.. Admission is $10 for public, $5 for students with tickets sold at the door 45 minutes prior to the performance.
April 25—Quatuor Ebene. One of the most sought-after international string ensembles, their sound combines classical, jazz, improvisation and vocal harmonization. Opelika Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit eastalabamaarts.org.
April 27—Auburn 10K, 5K & 1M Finish on the 50. The race will take begin at 8 a.m. at Toomer’s Corner, continue through the streets of Auburn and end across the 50-yard-line in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Call 332-0327 for registration information.
April 27 & 28—Auburn University Singers Concert. Telfair Peet Theatre, 2:30–4 p.m. Individual and small group talent will be showcased through a variety of contemporary styles such as country, rock & roll and inspirational music. The choral entertainment ensemble of 36 singers and 10 instrumentalists began in 1972 at Auburn and has continued presenting its own distinct combination of excellent choral sound with eye-catching choreography ever since. Admission is $10 for public, $5 for students with tickets sold at the door 45 minutes prior to the performance.
April 27—Auburn CityFest. An arts & crafts festival known for its artists, food and entertainment. Begins at 9 a.m. at Kiesel Park in Auburn. Call 501-2936 for information.
Thursdays in May—May Concert Series: SoulCo. The Soul Coalition of East Alabama, SoulCo, kicks off Auburn’s free concert series with blues-based music, 6–9 p.m., Town Creek Park. Call 501-2930 for information.
May 4—East Coast Offroad Racing Series. Come cheer on the racers as they ride through a course of jumps, whoops and rock sections, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Great American Park at 3935 US Hwy 29 North in Auburn. Visit www.ecors.com for more information.
May 11—Auburn Opelika Air Show. Brought to the community for the first time since 1984, the show includes war bird demonstrations, active military aircraft, Touch-a-Truck Kids Zone and food, among other things. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Auburn University Regional Airport on Mike Hubbard Blvd. Rain date scheduled for Sunday, May 12. Buy advanced tickets at the Tourism Bureau, Kroger locations, all bank locations and the Chambers of Commerce.
May 18—21st Annual Fishing Rodeo. Bring your fishing pole, but the bait is supplied. 8–11 a.m. at AU Tech Park – South Lake in Auburn. Entrance is $5 for each child, ages 12 and younger. Door prizes available. For information visit auburnalabama.org/parks.
May 28–31: Summer Ecology Camp. “Our Wonderful Woods” includes tree, leaf and bark identification, wood working, forestry practices, among other studies and activities. Sessions available for grades 1–6. Registration begins April 15. Call 707-6512 for information.
May 30: The Del McCoury Band. Admired by artists such as Vince Gill and Elvis Costello, Del McCoury brings authentic bluegrass to the community, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Opelika Center for the Performing Arts. Visit eastalabamaarts.org to purchase tickets and for more information.
Every Tuesday All Summer—Opelika Farmer’s Market. Beginning June 4, the market will be open 2–5 p.m., rain or shine, featuring regional produce, homemade ice cream and fresh baked goods on The Courthouse Square. Call 745-0466 for information.
June 1 & 2 / 8 & 9—6th Annual East Alabama Women’s Council of Realtors Tour of Homes. Come tour the community and see what local real estate offers, with 20 area homes scheduled to be included. Call 559-4005 for information.
June 14—7th Annual Summer Night Downtown Art Walk. A self-guided art walk 5:30–9:30 p.m. in Downtown Auburn, featuring works from photography to sculpture, fine art and live music. Call 501-2947 for more information.
June 17–21— Vacation Bible School at Lakeview Baptist Church in Auburn. Free for children entering kindergarten to 6th grade. Online Registration is available at the VBS website http://www.lakeviewvbs.com, from the church website, www.lakeviewbaptist.org or at the church office at 1600 East Glenn Ave. For more information please visit the website or call 887-7094.