After School Acitivities Guide

If you are looking for fun, stimulating, educational, or enriching activities for your child to do after school, here is the list you are looking for!!


Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts
(Ad Sponsor)

901 South College Street, Auburn. 844-1484. Learn, create and explore at JCSM during the fall Saturday Art Club. The program is free for all K-12 grade students. Three stations are designed for younger students (K-2nd grade), middle students (3rd-6th grade) and older students (7th-12th grade). Parents are encouraged to work with their children, or learn more about the role of art in your child’s life at the Parent’s Table.


• Auburn Parks and Recreation
Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center, 222 East Drake Avenue Auburn. 501-2944.
AACT Young Performers Fall Auditions: Tut-Tut- Ages 5-12; August 15-16. 3:00-6:00pm
Act I- Ages 5-8; Tues. 4-5pm; $70.
Act II- Ages 9-12; Tues. 5-6pm; $70.
Act III- Ages 13-18; Mon. 5:00-6:00pm. $70.
Artist Style, In Clay- Ages 7-14; Wed. 4-5:30pm. $100.
Creative Kids-Ages 4-7; Tues. 3-4pm; $160.
Come Knit with Us- All ages; 1st and 3rd Thurs. 5:30-7:00pm. Free.
Elect Performing Arts Drama Class- Ages 10-18; Wed. 6:30-8:00pm. $20.
Kids Can Draw: People- Ages 8-12; Tues. 3:30-5pm; $85.
Kids Can Draw: Expressionism- Ages 8-12; Wed. 3:30-5:00pm. $110.
Origami- Ages 6-10; Wed. 5:05-6:05pm; $60.
Private and Semi-Private Art Lessons- Ages 6 and up. Call for date/price.
Sketching with Pencil- Ages 8-11; Tues. 4:05-5:05pm; $160.
Teens Can Draw: Fantasy Characters- Ages 12-17; Fri. 4:15-5:15pm. $85.
Wild Things Made from Clay- Ages 4-6; Thurs. 4:00-5:00pm. $60.

• Opelika Parks and Recreation
Denson Drive Recreation Center; 705-5558.
Cerami Kids I- Ages 6 and up. Mon, 3:30-4:30pm. $30/8 weeks.
Cerami Kids II-Ages 6 and up. Tues, 3:30-4:30pm. $30/8 weeks.
Cerami Kids III- Ages 6 and up. Wed, 3:30-4:30pm. $30./8 weeks.
Cerami Kids IV- Ages 6 and up. Thurs, 3:30-4:30pm. $30/8 weeks.
Parent and Me Clay- Ages 9 and up. Wed. 5:30-7pm. $60/8wks
Kids Pottery- Ages 9 and up. Mon, Wed or Thurs. 3:30-5:30pm. $60/8 weeks.
• Sew-thern Belles Sewing Studio
923-J Stage Rd, Auburn.; 229-869-6775. A licensed “Kids Can Sew” after school program for children third grade and up. We offer a structured, fun environment where children learn while having a blast! Students learn all aspects of sewing including how to thread a sewing machine, how to read a pattern, and how to make clothing and accessories. The classes culminate in a fashion show at the end of the year in which the children are able to model their creations.

• The Art Studio
118 North Ross Street, Auburn.
Classes at The Art Studio provide a supportive, inspiring, and creative small group environment to help children and teens take their work to the next level. We offer semi-private classes in a variety of mediums and topics. Small classes are great for those who want to learn or enhance a specific skill or technique, build confidence, work on an in-depth art project, or just enjoy creative time in the studio!
K – 5th Grade, Wednesdays 3:30-4:30, Thursdays 3:30-4:30, Thursdays 4:30-5:30
6th – 8th Grade, Wednesdays 4:30-5:30

Before/After School Care

Auburn First Baptist Child Development Center
(Ad Sponsor)

128 East Glenn Avenue, Auburn. 334-821-8125.
Full-time care for Infant – 6 yrs and an After-school program K – 5th grade.  Open 7:00am – 5:30pm.  Transportation from schools available. Children engage in many developmentally appropriate, hands-on activities that promote learning in language, fine & large motor skills, the arts, math, science, and social-emotional skills.  Nationally Accredited through NAC and Licensed through Alabama Department of Human Resources.

Bonnie’s Kids Child Care, Inc.
(Ad Sponsor)

2314 Enterprise Drive, Opelika. 745-6248. Pick up from school for Beauregard, Opelika & Auburn for after school programs.

Growing Room Child Development Center
(Ad Sponsor)

644 North Dean Road, Auburn. 334-501-2044;; 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday: 6 weeks-12 years old. We believe Learning Can Take You Everywhere! We offer a language based curriculum focusing on math, science & self-help skills, Character Education programs, A Beka Phonics, extracurricular programs include JumpBunch, Dance, Big Green Bus, & Spanish. We also prove before and after school care to most Auburn City Schools.


• A to Z Home Daycare
Belinda Dowdell- 821-3292 or 663-5961. Before and after school drop off/pick up service.

• Auburn City Schools
Extended day offers children the opportunity to have individualized tutoring, participation in creative activities, and interaction with peers. Tuition prices are on a sliding scale based on lunch status. Activities such as art, sports, computer, music and movement, and other clubs added throughout the year help children interact socially and physically with children of all backgrounds in their community. Tutoring allows individualized instruction tailored to student’s learning styles and levels of understanding therefore improving grades and self-esteem. For more information, please contact your child’s school.

• Auburn Day Care Centers
410 Boykin Street, Room 14; Auburn. 821-4060. Afterschool pickup and care.

• Auburn United Methodist Church Discovery Club After-School Program
137 South Gay Street; Auburn. 826-8800;; Monday- Friday (after school until 6:00 p.m.) care is available to children in the K-7th grades and can be picked up at their schools and transported to the church for homework, snacks, crafts, cooking, recreational activities, devotionals and mission projects. All day sessions from 8:00am- 6:00pm are offered on days when the Auburn Public Schools are closed for staff development days. This ministry is designed to provide a Christian, homelike environment after school while parents are working.

BRIDGES After-School Program
An out-of-school time program of care and supervision for children ages 10-14 sponsored by the Employers’ Child Care Alliance. Based on an innovative curriculum, participants will be involved in a variety of healthy, fun, educational and interactive program elements (or clubs). With a commitment to quality and adequate supervision, staff/student ratios will be no more than 1 to 12. Tutoring will be offered from 3:15-4:00. Snack will be provided. 3:15-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

• Child Care Network
702 Second Avenue; Opelika. 749-9631. Before and after school pick up for most Opelika City Schools.

• Creative Discovery Child Development Center
1675 Shug Jordan Parkway; Auburn. 887-5730;; Ages: 6 weeks old-12 years old; 6:30am-6:00pm; Monday.-Friday. “Where Discovery Leads to Learning!” After school pick up at Auburn City Schools, Lee Scott, and Indian Pines.

• HealthPlus Fitness Center
1171 Gatewood Drive, Auburn. 887-5666 ext 209. Afterschool Rules! The place to be for homework, fitness, and fun. Pick up from Auburn Early Ed Center, Cary Woods, Yarbrough, Lee-Scott and Drake Middle School. Ages K- 8th grade.
• Jacob’s Ladder Early Learning Center
1452 Opelika Rd; Auburn. 821-5100.

• Learning Zone
1221 Commerce Drive; Auburn. 821-1127. After school program, drop off and pick up.

• Milestones Learning Center
1811 E Glenn Ave, Auburn. Lee Sides, 887-4391;; 6 weeks old – Pre-K; Full time and part time available; Monday- Friday; 6:30 am- 6:00 pm, High/Scope Curriculum. Children learn through direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas. Kindermusik, ABC Music and Me, Premier Tumbling, The Big Green Bus, and more! Fall registration going on now! Afterschool care and transportation available.

• Miss Deanna’s Childcare
1901 Corporate Drive, Opelika and 1745 East
University Drive; Auburn. 745-7139. After school transportation and care.

• Opelika City Schools
745-9700. Extended Day is a program sponsored by the Opelika City Schools to provide a safe, friendly environment for children who need after school care. CARES offers tutors, homework assistance, recreation, school clubs, special activities, field trips, and other areas of enrichment for children who attend elementary schools in Opelika. Extended Day programs are available to students in grades Pre-K-8th grade.

• The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County
400-B Boykin Street, Auburn. 821-6020; & 1610 Toomer Street, Opelika. 745-2582; An after school Youth Development program that serves youth ages 6-18 in Greater Lee County during the hours of 2:30-6:30pm. Afternoons begin with a healthy snack followed by Power Hour: Making Every Minute Count in which club members spend time reading, receiving homework assistance and tutoring. The evening is filled with fun programming in five core areas including character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills; the arts, and sports, fitness, and recreation.

• University Daycare, LLC Child Care Center
2454 East University Drive, Auburn. 826-7337. Before and after school care and pickup available.


Auburn Pointe School of Dance
(Ad Sponsor)

1100 S. College Street, 202. Auburn. 740-5118.
Classes begin August 8. Tots and Preballet, Classical Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Pointe, Pad de deux, and company. All ages welcome from preschool to adult. Now registering for fall classes.

Ballet Academy
(Ad Sponsor)

Pridgen’s Five Points Plaza, 1703 Westend Court,
Opelika. 737-5551.
Our teachers are some of the area’s finest instructors in classical ballet and dance training. Most of our teachers have had 15 to 30 years of experience in teaching and offer expert training utilizing the Vaganova and Royal Academy curriculum for ballet. The Ballet Academy specializes in classical dance training which includes Ballet Technique, Pointe, Variations, and Pas de Deux (partnering), as well as instruction in Modern, Contemporary, Tap and Hip Hop. Ballet Academy also offers Pilates and Core Conditioning which consist of strengthening the core abdominal and back muscles utilizing excercises from the Pilates and Yoga curriculum. Registering now for fall classes, with first day August 10. Open house is July 29, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm and August 5, 2:00pm-6:00 pm.

Nix Dance Studio
(Ad Sponsor)

850 Stage Road, Auburn. 887-7250
Celebrating our 51st Anniversary! Registration and open house-Wednesday, July 27: 4:00-6:00pm or Thursday, July 28: 4:00-6:00pm. Come and select your schedule and shoe fittings. Fall classes for ages 3 years-adult. Fall classes being August 11th. Offering classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary, Hip Hop, Baton, Pointe, and Company (auditions required).

Tiger Twirlers
(Ad Sponsor)

Taught by Gail Hammitt, Former Auburn High School and Auburn University Majorette. Lessons held inside Max Fitness, 189 East University Drive, Auburn. 601-630-6994. Fall classes begin August 16. Choose either Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. Special baton performance at Auburn University Events.

Variations Dance
(Ad Sponsor)

323 Airport Road, Suite E, Auburn. 275-5013.
‘Where Dreams of Dancing Comes True.’ New this year…Tumbling and Acro classes. Courses offered in all levels of dance including Preballet, Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop, Jazz, Musical Theatre/Broadway, Lyrical, Stretch and Company.

• Auburn Parks and Recreation
Dean Road Rec Center/Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center
Auburn Danceworks Pre-Ballet- Ages 3-5; Wed. 9:00-9:45am; $80.
Auburn Danceworks Pre-School Ballet- Ages 5-6; Tues. 4:00-5:00pm OR Wed. 10:00-11:00am; $80.
Auburn University Swing Dance- Ages 13+; Fri. 6:00-9:00pm. Free.
Argentine Tango Practice- Ages 13+; Mon. 7:00-9:00pm. Free.
Lindy Hop Level I- Ages 13+; Mon. 7:45-8:45pm; $30.
Lindy Hop Level II- Ages 13+; Mon. 6:30-7:30pm; $30.
Lindy Hop Level III- Ages 13+; Mon. 7:45-8:45pm; $30.
Lindy Wednesday- Ages 13+; Wed. 7:00-9:00pm; Free.
IAMBK Creative Dance- Ages 6-10; Fri. 6:00-7:00pm.
IAMBK Creative Dance II- Ages 11-18; Fri. 7:15-8:15pm.
Beginning Ballroom Dance- Ages 14+; Tues. 6:30-7:30pm. $64 couple

• Celtic Traditions School of Irish Dance
2705 Frederick Road, #3, Opelika. 705-0303.
We spread the joy of Irish dancing through classes and performances. Free trial class July 30. Fall classes start the week of August 8th. Offering classes for boys and girls, ages 3+, Beginners to Championship Level. Now teaching… Ballet and Belly Dance!

• Make Your Move Performing Arts Studio
“Everyone’s a STAR at Make Your Move” @ USA Town Center, 1220 Fox Run Pkwy, Suite 212, Opelika.
Fall registration and classes enrolling now! Dance classes for boys and girls of all ages including Baton, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Acrobats, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Combination classes and more! Offering recreational and competition classes.

• Opelika Parks and Recreation
Creative Dance- Explore a combination of dance styles from hip hop to contemporary! Mondays, 5:00-6:00pm, Covington Recreation Center. Ages 5 and up, year round classes, $30 per month.
Baton- Armory Center, Opelika. Batons can be purchased at time of registration at SportsPlex, $15. Classes are Mondays, Beg./Int.- 5:45-6:30pm or Advanced- 6:30-7:15pm. $50. For more info email


Kumon Math and Reading
(Ad Sponsor)

Flint’s Crossing, 1550 Opelika Rd, Suite 9, Auburn.
As a global learning method with more than four million students worldwide, Kumon has become the most successful after-school math and reading program.  Kumon helps accelerate your child’s learning – from as young as 3 all the way through high school.  Free placement tests are administered by appointment.


• Auburn Parks and Recreation
Dean Road Rec Center- Private Reading & Writing Instruction- Ages 8-18; 6 one hour sessions. Scheduling by request. $90 + $20 supply fee.

• Little Language 251-610-7968. Foreign language program for children. Teaching Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, ESL, and Arabic. Now enrolling for fall classes.

• Smith Group Behavioral
2006 Executive Park Dr, Suite A, Opelika. 332-9077 (cell with confidential voicemail);
Services provided: skill assessment across all areas of development, private academic and social tutoring, skill coaching in real life situations, development of behavior intervention plans for children with chronic problematic behaviors; along with parental training and coaching, early intensive ABA intervention with children on the Autism Spectrum, weekly social skills and play groups.


• HealthPlus Fitness Center
1171 Gatewood Drive, Auburn.
Kid’s Gym- The goal is to provide a safe, friendly environment for your child to explore health and fitness through supervised play. Age 5-12 yrs. HealthPlus child members may participate in Kids’ Gym at no extra charge. Non-member children may join us for a small fee of $2.00 per visit. Activities include climbing wall, scooters, basketball, relays, kickball, tag games, dodgeball, jump ropes, swimming, board games and more. Laura, 887-5666 ext 209.
Infant Swimming Resource- a nationally recognized survival swimming program which teaches infants and toddlers ages 6 months to 6 years using the ISR Self-Rescue™ method. Ashley, 887-5666.
Water Babies and Swim Lessons- swim lessons offered throughout the year. Call for classes and rates, Ashley, 887-5666.
Youth Swim for Fitness- 12 session water fitness program; ages 7-17. Members and non-member rates, call Ashley, 887-5666.

• My Gym Auburn
300 North Dean Road, #6, Auburn. 334-246-0987.
Classes for ages 6 weeks to 11 years including Tiny Tykes, Gymsters, Cardio Kids, All Star Sports, Zumba  and more! Offering structured, age-appropriate, weekly classes that incorporate music, dance, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics, sports and more. Children have loads of fun as they gain strength, balance, coordination, agility and flexibility while developing social skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Gymnastics/ Cheerleading

• Auburn Gymnastics Academy
Earlon & Betty McWhorter Center for Women’s Athletics on Wire Road and W. Samford Avenue, Auburn University. 844.9098.

• Co Athletics & Wellness
1006 Opelika Road, Auburn. 334-649-3306;
What is Co? A Learning facility geared towards focused sports and activities such as Cheerleading, Tumbling and Dance Tumbling. Program offered for pre-school (age 3) through adult. These programs are designed to build body awareness, flexibility, strength and skill while learning the Co.Method of self-confidence, self-worth, and self-value to quickly manifest skills into reality. Also offering adult hip hop, tumbling and Piyo, and Au.Some Athletes for children with special needs.

• Opelika Parks and Recreation
Denson Drive Recreation Center; Ben White 705-5547. Classes begin August 15.
Mommy and Me Tumbling-Ages 2-3yrs. Mon/Wed/Thurs. 10am, 6pm classes. $45/8 weeks. Parent must participate in helping child with activities. Class for kids to learn coordination and have fun.
Tumble Tots- Ages 4yrs. Tues 6pm/Wed 10:30am/Thurs. 10:30am. $45/8 weeks.
Advanced Beginner-Advanced Tumbling Levels- Ages 5 and up. Mon-Thurs, many class times to choose$60/1 day a week, $95/2 days a week, $130/3 days a week.
Cheer Prep Tumbling Class: For middle school and high school kids wanting to learn backhandsprings and other higher level skills. Tues/Thurs 6:30-7:30pm.

• Premier Spirit Academy
923 B Stage Road, Auburn. 821-7300.; Register today! Lee County’s finest cheer and tumbling facility, featuring spring competition floors, air track and tumble tracks. Offering classes for boys and girls of all ages! Ask about our private lessons and a free trial class.
Parent and Tot- ages 18-35 months. Parents join in on the tumbling fun with their kids.
Preschool Tumbling- 3-4 years. Learn the basic tumbling skills.
Youth Tumbling Classes – Ages 7 years and up. Beginning Tumbling to Advance Tumbling.
Cheer Class- Get ready for cheerleading tryouts! Improve on your jumps and cheer motions. Not a tumbling class.
Squad Lessons- Need help with team competition routines or music? Year round help.
All- Stars- Become a competitive cheerleader! The Knights-All Stars practice year round and compete locally and nationally.
Knights Special Needs All-Stars- This team offers special needs athletes in our area to compete in cheerleading as a sport. Ages 7 years and older.

• Xtreme Athletics
3732 Pepperell Parkway, Opelika. 334-759-7030.
Xtreme Athletics is a facility designed especially for kids. Our focus is to develop happy, healthy, responsible and respectful kids through gymnastics and cheer. Our gymnastics and cheer programs are in 25000 square foot facility with state of the art mats, floors, foam pits, and more.


• Auburn Parks and Recreation
Art for Homeschoolers Group I- Ages 6-9; Wed or Thurs. 9:00-11:00am; $75.
Art for Homeschoolers Group II- Ages 10-15; Wed or Thurs. 9:00-11:00am; $75.
Spanish Basics- Ages 5-8; Tues. 9:00-11:00am; $70.
Rainbow Phonics & Handwriting- Age 5; Wed. 9:00-10:30am; $70.
1st Grade Reading and Handwriting- Ages 6-8; Wed. 11:30am-1:30pm. $80.
2nd Grade Handwriting and Composition- Ages 7-9; Fri. 9:00-11:00am. $80.
Science of Soil- Ages 6-9; Wed. 1:30-2:30pm. $60.
Southeastern Archaeology- Ages 9-16; Thur. 11:30am-12:30pm. $100.

• Opelika Parks and Recreation
Cerami Kids V- Ages 6 and up. Denson Drive Rec Center. Mon-Thurs (pick your day) 1:00pm. $30/8 weeks.
Pottery- Ages 9 and up. Denson Drive Rec Center. Mondays, 1:00pm. $60/8 weeks.
Tennis- Ages 4-6yrs, 7-10yrs, 11-13yrs, 14 and up. Offered Monday-Friday, 8:00am-2:00pm. Lessons can be individual or group. Max number for group lessons is 6 per group/same age bracket.

Horseback Riding

• H & G Horse Quarters
943 Lee Road 57, Auburn. 887-0026. Riding lessons registering now! H&G offers English Hunt Seat Riding Instruction to both children and adults. We emphasize safety, responsibility, and aim to meet the needs of each rider and horse combination. Our lesson program consists of competitive riders, beginner children and adults, and a strong college group. We regularly compete at one day local shows and weekend rated shows. We also have monthly sanctioned horse shows at H&G. Three arenas, complete with jumps, lights, sprinklers, and other appropriate teaching materials provide the excellent environment necessary for quality instruction.

• MC Horsemanship
3180 Lee Road 137, Auburn.
Offering lessons in natural and classical horsemanship for beginners to experienced riders, ages 5 yrs and up. Our programs provide each student with hands-on experience, grooming, leading, saddling, horse care, riding, and much more! All money donated helps care for the rescue horses at MC Horsemanship or other rescues listed on the Adoptions page.

• Silver Lining Equestrian Center
5067 Birmingham Hwy Auburn. 703-0870.
Specializing in Eventing and Hunter/Jumpers, we offer lessons to a wide range of ages and abilities, training rides, exercise rides, transportation and coaching at shows, superior horse care, and a fun and educational family environment for riders and their horses to enjoy.

Martial Arts

• Auburn Academy of Martial Arts
323 Airport Road, Auburn. 334-502-7221.
“Your home for the traditional Korean martial arts of TaeKwonDo and HapKiDo”. Classes registering now for all ages! Kinder Kick, Beginner, Advanced, Adults, and Homeschoolers. Fitness classes and Kettle Bell. No registration or membership fees. Ask about our family member discounts.

• Auburn Parks and Recreation
Frank Brown Rec Center and Frank Brown Rec Center.
Aikido- Ages 13+; Thurs. 6:30-8:30pm; $40.
Maculele Capoeira – Ages 10+; Thurs. 5:00-6:30pm; $30/month.
Yoshukai Karate Kids- Ages 5-12; Thurs. 6:00-7:00pm. Teaches basic strikes, locks, and kicks. Tournament sparring and self-defense fighting is in a controlled setting. $125/quarter.

• Auburn Mixed Martial Arts
2515 East Glenn, Commerce Park, Auburn. 334-887-0818. We pride ourselves in teaching realistic, but safe, fighting techniques in the martial arts of: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Judo, Kickboxing and Submission Grappling. We also teach classes in Fitness Kickboxing and Kettle Bell. For our Kids, we offer classes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/Judo and Wrestling. Come in for a free class! We offer a patient, safe and supportive atmosphere. All ages welcome.

• Opelika Parks and Recreation Sportsplex
705-5560; Karate- Tues & Thurs, 5:30-6:30pm. $75/student ($10 discount siblings). Ages 6yrs-adult.


• Auburn Parks and Recreation
Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center.
Auburn University String Class- 3rd-6th grade; Tues & Thurs. 3:30-5pm. $100.
Auburn University String Class 2nd Year- 3rd-6th grade. Thurs. 5:00-6:30pm. $100.
B Flat Clarinet Ensemble- Age 8-17; Sat. 10:30-11:30am. $35.
Guitar Lessons- Ages 7+; Sat. 9:30-10:30am. $35.
Joy’s Music Studio- Ages 5+; Mon. 3:00-4:00pm. $75.
Mommy and Me Music- Ages 6 months-4yrs. Thurs. 9:15-10am and 10:15-11am; $85.

• Kindermusik at AUMC
Auburn United Methodist Church. 826-8800.; Register now for fall classes. Monday- Thursday available. Ages birth-5 years old. Village, Our Time, Imagine That! Young Child, Family Time, and Sign & Sign.

• Spicer’s Music
2140 E. University Drive, Auburn.
Not your average music store. Offering instruments and gear of all types, including consigned items, comprehensive lesson program for individuals, groups and bands, as well as Lessons To Go, After school programs, Garage Band Camp, Rehearsal space available by reservation and much more! We offer lessons on an incredible variety of instruments, including but not limited to: guitar, bass guitar, upright bass, keyboard/piano, voice, harp, drums, ukulele, banjo, fiddle, violin, cello, harmonica, tin whistle, oboe, didgeridoo, mandolin, dulcimer, clarinet, saxophone, flute, trumpet, and french horn. Family waiting and viewing area with free wi-fi, and freshly brewed coffee.

Play and Fun

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art
(Ad Sponsor)

901 South College Street, Auburn. 844-1484.
Educational programming for the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art strives to meet the needs for our community through diverse offerings. Programs enhance and expand the educational experience of our exhibitions. Programs include Art Clubs, Tours, Exhibits, Talks, Films and Jazz, and more!

Rockin Jump
(Ad Sponsor)

5544 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery. 334-239-2587,
Our Parties Are Rockin! Rockin Jump is a place where you can soar in open jump arenas, dive into pools of soft foam cubes, play trampoline dodgeball, do flips and somersaults. Areas for play include Open Jump Arena, Dodgeball Arena, Stunt Bag Arena, Slam Dunk Zone, X-Beam, and Vertigo Climbing Tower. We also wanted a new alternative for birthday parties and family gatherings, where quality food and private party rooms were guaranteed, and our kids could safely play while we socialized with other parents.

• Auburn Escape Zones
1234 Commerce Drive, Auburn.
You and a small group up to 8 people will be immersed in a room with a specific theme and problem. You must work together as a team to solve puzzles, uncover clues and unlock locks in order to solve the problem or “escape the room.” But your team must work quickly because you only have 60 minutes. Can you escape? Book your event- birthday party, team building, reunions.

• Auburn Lanes
719 Opelika Rd, Auburn. 887-6573.
Offers traditional bowling on 24 lanes in a recently renovated center that features new flooring, remodeled restrooms and 42-inch flat-screen monitors over the lanes. Challenge your friends to some arcade-style games and grab a bite to eat!

• Cyber Zone
107 North 9th St, Opelika. 737-5000.
Featuring 6,000 sq ft laser tag arena with high-tech laser tag equipment, high energy music, lights and special effects. Private themed party space for parties, groups, reunions, and more. Arcade with new and retro games. New! Bounce Zone! Check on line for specials.

• Kreher Preserve and Nature Center
2222 North College Street, Auburn. 502-4553;
The mission is to provide programs, experiences, nature trails and natural habitats for education, study and relaxation for students and citizens of all ages while creating an atmosphere of discovery and stewardship toward our natural world. Offering programs for all ages: discovery hikes, nature walks, school programming, youth camps and workshops.
Aug 8- Family Discovery Hike: Carnivorous Plants. 3:30pm.
Aug 11- Adult Nature Hike: Carnivorous Plants. 8:30am.
Sept 2- AUsome Amphibians & Reptiles. 4:30 p.m. $5/person, 3 yrs and under free.
Sept -6- Fall Forest Friends Playdate & Registration. 9:00am. Six weeks session begins Sept 16 and 18.
Sept 8- Adult Nature Walk: Honey Bees.
Sept 9- Discovery Family Hike: Honey Bees. 3:30pm.
Sept 20 & 23- Fall Forest Friends. 9:30am.
Sept 23- AUsome Amphibians & Reptiles. 4:30pm. 5/person, 3 yrs and under free.
Sept 27 & 30- Fall Forest Friends. 9:30am
Oct 4 & 7- Fall Forest Friends. 9:30am
Oct 8- Fall Family Fun Day. 10:00am-2:00pm. Free. Celebrate the fall season harvest with a scarecrow decorating contest, pumpkin carving, costume parade, and storytelling.
Oct 10- Nature’s Explorers. 10am.
Oct 11 & 14-Fall Forest Friends. 9:30am.
Oct 11-Nature Walk: Fall Foilage. 8:30am.
Oct 13- Adult Nature Hike: Fall Foilage. 3:30pm.
Oct 18 & 21- Fall Forest Friends. 9:30am.
Oct 21- AUsome Amphibians & Reptiles. 4:30pm. 5/person, 3 yrs and under free.
Oct 25 & 28- Fall Forest Friends. 9:30am.
Oct 29- Creepy, Wonderful Critters: Alligators! 10am. $4 for members, $5 for non-members, 3yrs and under free.

• The Skate Center
1221 Commerce Dr, Auburn. 821-1127.
The only roller-skating facility in the area. We are perfect for birthday parties, special events or family fun. Our family-friendly environment is designed for people of all ages. From the beginner to the experienced skater, you will have hours of fun at our center.

School Shopping

Fringe Kids
(Ad Sponsor)

209 South 8th Street, Opelika. 745-4497.
Fringe Kids carries infant through children’s size 14/16. Popular brands, as well as boutique and designer brands. Now accepting fall and winter consignment.

• Dottie Ollie
2131 Interstate Drive, Opelika. 334-737-5770. Specialize in affordable, quality clothing and gifts for all ages. We have a variety of brands and sizes including newborns to tweens!

• Ellie Girls
155 North College Street, Auburn, 334-521-5115;; Clothing, shoes and accessories for girls size 2-14.

• Fun & Fancy
3051 Opelika Road, Opelika, 334-745-2237. Fun & Fancy is your one stop shop in the Auburn Opelika area. We can help you with gift, clothing & shoe needs from baby to child and beyond.

• Kids Clothes Connection
Auburn, 334-524-0606, Auburn and Opelika’s largest children’s and furniture consignment event. Fall/Winter sale dates: TBD. Open to the public. New and gently used baby, children, teen and maternity clothing. backpacks, sports gear, dance apparel and much more!


• Boys Scouts of America:
Chattahoochee Council
1237 1st Avenue, Columbus, Ga. 706-327-2634.
Provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

• Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama
145 Coliseum Blvd; Montgomery, AL; 1-800-239-6636 or 334-272-9164;; girls ages 5-17 years. Daisies, Brownies and Girl Scouts.


• Auburn Parks and Recreation
Dean Road Recreation Center, Auburn. 501-2930.
Cheerleading- 1st-6th grade; Girls will be instructed in basic cheerleading skills and placed on squads to cheer for the Auburn Youth Football Association football games. Squads will practice once a week and cheer at one game each week Sept-Nov. $85-$95.
Fall Baseball Instructional Camp- Aug 8-31; 3 age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12; $180. Mark Fuller,
Fall Baseball- Youth- Ages 12-13 years (As of April 30, 2016). This fall baseball league is the time to work on specific baseball fundamentals or a new position. Games will begin Sept. $25 + Online fees; Walk-in $35.
Girls Fall Softball- Season focuses on fundamentals and fun. Ages 7-9, 10-12 and 13-15 (ages as of Dec. 31, 2015). $25 + online fees; Walk-In $35.
Flag Football- Ages 6 & 7 years as of July 31, 2016. Tryout info: August 25, at Margie Piper Bailey Fields located next to Wrights Mill Rd. Elementary School. Skills test for 7 year olds at 5:30 and skills test for 6 year olds at 6:30 (No exceptions. Come to the correct age and time for skills testing). $25.00 + online fees; Walk-In $35.
Youth Tackle Football- Ages 8 & 9 and 10-12 years as of July 31, 2016. Join this full contact tackle sport. Players must provide their own equipment, which must meet NOCSAE standards. $60 + online fees. Walk in $70. Weight restrictions apply. Physicals (mandatory to play). Physicals will be administered on Aug. 8-9 at 6 p.m. at the Frank Brown Recreation Center.
Youth Recreational Soccer Leagues- Ryan Molt, 501-2943. Designed to teach the basic skills of soccer and foster a love of the game. Team jerseys and socks are provided. Ages 4-18.
Tennis- Auburn University Yarbrough Tennis Center, 501-2922. Quick Start- Ages 6-10; Junior Tennis Teams- Ages 11-18.
Players- Ages 11-13; Mon-Thurs. 5-6pm. $20-35.
High School Tennis- Ages 14-18; Thurs. 5-6pm.
Youth Lacrosse League-; Boys and girls Ages 6-18. boys and girls play separately. This season is designed to learn the basic skills of lacrosse and practice fundamentals in order to properly learn the game and for players to be prepared for the spring season. All players MUST have proper lacrosse gear and US Lacrosse membership in order to play.

• Opelika Parks and Recreation
1001 Andrews Drive, Opelika. 705-5560;
Flag Football League- Ages 5-7yrs. Saturdays, 9:00 & 10:00am games.$40.
Bull Pups Football- Ages 6-7yrs (on Sept 1). Saturday, 8:00-11:00am. $45.
Bull Dogs Youth Football- Ages 8-9yrs (on Sept 1). Saturday, 8:00-11:00am. $45.
Bull Dog Youth Cheerleaders- Ages 8-12yrs. Uniform sizing Aug 13, 9:00am. Practice starts late August, Saturday mornings. $10 Reg fee + $70 uniform fee.
Midget League Football- Ages 10-12 (on Sept 1). Mon, Tues, Thurs 5:00-8:00pm. $45.
Midget League Football Cheerleaders- Age: 4th-7th graders. Practice starts late August, Mon, Tues, and Thurs. 5:30pm & 6:30pm games.
Parent & Me Swim Lessons- Ages 6months-2yrs. Mondays, 5:30pm.
Youth Swim Lessons- Ages 4-12yrs. Tues & Thurs, 5:30pm.
Opelika SeaDawgs Fall Swim Team- Ages 6-18 years, Aug 29-Nov 22. Mon/Tues/Thurs 4:30-6:30pm. $45/month, $10 sibling discount.
Opelika USA Swim Team- Ages 6-18yrs. Year round swim team. Mon-Thurs, 4:30-6:30pm. $55/month + $62 yearly USA Registration fee.
Fall Soccer- Ages 3yrs-7th grade. $45.
Softball Academy- Ages 3rd-6th grade. Two nights a week TBD, $45.
Jr. Basketball- Boys ages 1st-3rd grade & Girls ages
1st-2nd grade. Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm. $40.
Youth Basketball- Boys ages 4th-7th grade & Girls
3rd-7th grade. $40.
High School Basketball- Boys & girls ages 8th-12th grade. $40.
Pee Wee Tennis- Ages 4-6yrs. Mon/Wed, 3:00pm.
Beginner/ Intermediate Tennis- Ages 7-8yrs. Mon/Wed, 4:30pm. $50/month.
Advanced Tennis- Ages 9-10yrs. Mon/Wed, 4:30pm. $50/month.
Quick Start Tennis- Ages 7-10yrs. Sat, 9:00am.

• Sports Academy
3768 Pepperell Parkway, Opelika. 749-4040.


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