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Upcoming events for Purdue retirees

Spring Fling 2014 Registration

Spring Fling will be held on Thursday, May 22 at the Memorial Mall. PURA members are welcome to attend the scheduled events or to work as a volunteer. Please fill out the information form available here.

Campus and Community Events

On Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 3:00 PURA members and their guests will have the opportunity to learn about and tour the Alexander Field and baseball facility. Parking will be at the Alexander Field parking lot. PURA will meet at the Club House. After the presentation and tour, members and guests can drive to the tennis facility, park and have a tour of that facility.

Please register for these tours by calling Michele Salla at 494-1779 or email her at masalla@purdue.edu.

2014 Monday Luncheon Speakers

PURA luncheon

We hope you will join us for lunch at the MCL Cafeteria in West Lafayette the first Monday of each month.  You will have an opportunity to visit with friends and to learn from an interesting speaker who will keep us current on the activities of Purdue and the community.

Lunch is available from 11:00 a.m., and the programs begin at 11:50 in the Purdue Room.

May 5
Topic: The West Lafayette Trail System: Present & Future
and Update on the Morton Community Center
Speakers: Joe Payne, West Lafayette Parks Dept. and Bess Witcosky,
Director of the Morton Community Center
Coordinator: Doug Sprenkle
June 2
Topic: Future of Public Education in Indiana
Speaker: Prof. James Freeland, College of Education, Purdue University
Coordinator: Lyle Lloyd
July 7
Speaker: Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski
Coordinator: Dale Margerum
August 4

Topic: Update on the Big Ten
Speaker: Morgan Burke, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
Coordinator: Ken Coleman


Exercising at the Cordova Center

A number of great options for exercise are now available to PURA members at the France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center. Ask at the Co-Rec desk for a schedule of Group X, Limited Retiree options, that are basically available before 2 PM on weekdays. The price is amazing — only $20 for the classes, in addition to the semester membership charge of $75; and the price of each is pro-rated by the month as the semester advances.

Among other options: Mondays Zumba Gold is available from 8:30 to 9:20 and Tai Chi from 9:30 to 10:20. On Tuesday Step N' Sculpt is scheduled from noon to 12:50. On Wednesday Zumba Gold is from 8:30 to 9:20 and Vortex Challenge is from 12:15 to 12:45. On Thursday Water Walking is from 9:30 to 10 and Deep Water Fitness is from noon to 12:45. See the schedule for other more vigorous options on weekdays and weekends.

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