Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Auburn vs Arkansas Football Friday!

On Friday before home football games, fans can find an array of amazing events to attend in the area. Here is what you can find Friday, October 5 before the Arkansas game!
Football, Fans & Feathers
Forest Ecology Preserve

All Day - Campus Fitness Trails
Fans who are looking for a way to keep in shape while enjoying the campus during football weekends should take advantage of three new walking trails. Two one-mile loops and a three-mile path are available. Each is identified with tiger paws painted on the sidewalk. To view maps of the paths, visit the Healthy Tigers website.

All Day - Football First Friday (Opelika Main Street)
First Friday is a monthly event in Historic Downtown Opelika featuring extended shopping hours, live music and more. Shops stay open until 8 p.m. or later, giving shoppers a chance to browse the one-of-a-kind stores and make new friends. Enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants and finish up with a dessert while enjoying the live music entertainment on each street corner. First Fridays happen on the first Friday of every month, rain or shine. For more information visit http://www.opelikamainstreet.org/

8 a.m.-12 p.m. - Football and Forestry Program at the School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Building, 602 Duncan Drive. Forestry education courses will be offered before all home football games. They are sponsored by Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and the Longleaf Pine Stand Dynamics Lab. These courses are designed not only for professional foresters and land managers, but for anyone who owns land and wants to learn how to manage it. Once completed, there will be a tailgate style lunch afterward. Some of the course topics are introduction to woodland management, forest regeneration for the future and managing the forest with fire. Continuing forestry education credits are available for these courses. For more information or to register, contact Kelly Knowles at 334-844-1010 or register online.

10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art (901 S. College Street)
One of Alabama's leading art museums, housing approximately 2,000 works of art ranging from traditional to contemporary. The museum stands as the center of visual arts for the Auburn community and has hosted more than 100,000 visitors since opening. The goal of the museum is to engage Auburn University students, staff, members and visitors in a unique, imaginative experience. Located just minutes from Auburn University's central campus, the museum consists of seven galleries, an auditorium, a café, gift shop and botanical gardens. As a part of the university, the museum represents the commitment and dedication Auburn has to advancing the arts community. Admission is free. For additional information call (334) 844-1484 or visit http://jcsm.auburn.edu/index.html Open Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:45 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:45 PM. *The third Thursday of each month is Late Night with extended hours to 8:00 PM

2 p.m. - Luke Bryan Farm Tour (Adams Farm; 2065 Sand Hill Rd.)
Calling all Luke Bryan fans! It's your lucky day-Luke Bryan is making a stop in Auburn this fall while on his Farm Tour. This is an event you don't want to miss. Come out to Adams Farm at 2 p.m. to tailgate before the festivities begin. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and Luke takes the stage at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 and will increase $5 the day of. This event is open to the public. For more information or for directions click here.

3 p.m., 4 p.m. - Campus Walking Tours (Auburn Alumni Center, 317 South College Street, parking behind Alumni Center)
Spend your Friday afternoon with a student guide exploring the highlights of Auburn's beautiful campus. A great introduction for first-time visitors, tourists or golden eagles. Campus tours are led by the Auburn War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen, who combine knowledge of our historic campus with information about the student experience. During the tour you'll have the chance to ask questions about all of the great things going on at Auburn University. Campus walking tours are free of charge will be offered at two different times (3 p.m. and 4 p.m.) and last approximately 45 minutes. The tours will leave and return from the Auburn Alumni Center. Parking is provided behind the Alumni Center. Please note these tours differ from a regular tour offered Monday-Friday. For information on campus tours offered by the Office of Admissions, Click Here http://www.auburn.edu/admissions/visit/

4 p.m. - Football Fans and Feathers  (Edgar B. Carter Educational Amphitheater on Raptor Road off Shug Jordan Parkway)
The Southeastern Raptor Center will again host its annual birds-in-flight raptor programs on Fridays before Auburn University home football games. During "Football, Fans and Feathers," visitors learn about the residents of the Southeastern Raptor Center. Hawks, falcons and eagles will be free-flown from flight towers allowing guests to see these raptors flying close. Admission is $5 each and registration is not required. For school groups of 25 of more, admission is $3 a person. For information about school groups, call (334) 844-6943. Children under three are admitted free. Raptor Road is located off Shug Jordan Parkway just north of the Wire Road intersection. For more information visit http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/raptor.

4 p.m. - All-Star Lecture Series (Goodwin Room, Auburn Alumni Center, 317 South College Street, parking behind Alumni Center)
The All-Star Lecture Series, presented by Auburn's Office of Communications and Marketing, the Auburn Alumni Association and the Auburn Athletics Department, will feature some of the most respected professors and lecturers in their fields to entertain and educate fans on a variety of exciting subjects. For the Arkansas game, the speaker will be former Auburn football letterwinner and current actor Thom Gossom, speaking about his book WalkOn: My Reluctant Journey to Integration at Auburn University and on his time as part of the 1972 Amazins. The Friday lecture series is a free 30-45 minute presentation by all-star faculty and special guests on topics related to their field of expertise.

4 - 6 p.m. - Jordan-Hare Stadium Locker Room Tours (enter Gate 10 of Jordan-Hare Stadium)
Auburn fans have the opportunity to tour the Jordan-Hare Stadium locker room as it is set up for Gameday. It's a unique look at the facilities that house the team as they mentally gear up for game and get their last-minute prep from the coaching staff. Fans will enter through Gate 10 at the Tigers Den, tour the locker room and go onto the warning track of the South endzone at field level through the tunnel of Jordan-Hare Stadium. Admission is free.

4:30 p.m. - AUsome Amphibians and Reptiles Program (2222 N. College St.)
Come out to the Forest Ecology Preserve Pavilion for an AUsome program on frogs, snakes, lizards and alligators. Admission is $3 per person and registration is not required. For more information call (334) 844-8091 or visit https://fp.auburn.edu/preserve/events.html.

5 p.m. - Reverse Tiger Walk (Athletics Complex, 392 S. Donahue Dr.)
Join us every Friday before home games for Reverse Tiger Walk. Fans will have an opportunity to create a spirit tunnel as Coach Chizik and the football team departs Auburn for their hotel stay in Montgomery.

6 p.m. - Bodda Getta Bash (Graves Amphitheater) 381 Graves Drive, Auburn University, AL 36849
Mark your calendar for the inaugural Bodda Getta Bash hosted by Auburn University SGA and UPC.  Be a part of a brand new Auburn Tradition and show your Auburn spirit for an exciting evening of entertainment including Aubie, cheerleaders, dance lines, the marching band, and other special guests! And hang around for an exciting concert by the well-known Auburn band, Trotline.  The action starts at 6:00 pm at the Graves Amphitheater and admission is free.

6:30 p.m.  - AU Volleyball vs. Mississippi State (AU Student Activities Center)
Come out and support the Auburn University Women's Volleyball team as they take on Mississippi State. Admission is free.

7 p.m. - Cafe Jordan-Hare (Jordan-Hare Stadium)
Ever wanted to eat dinner on the 50 yard line? Now is your chance. Auburn University is bringing in a chef to cook food for a Friday night feast on the field. Make your reservations here.

7:30 p.m. - AU Soccer vs. Mississippi State (AU Soccer Complex)
The Auburn University Women's Soccer team will play against Mississippi State at home. Come out and support your tigers. Admission is free.

(For all updates, changes and additional information please visit http://www.auburntigers.com/gameday/arkansas.html)

1 comment:

  1. Auburn helped seal its own fate with two fourth-quarter interceptions and a dismal performance on both sides of the football.
    Arkansas happened to make the most of its personnel changes on the field and managed to come out with a much-needed victory.
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