Auburn fans

In addition to getting a close look at the Tigers' stable of quarterbacks vying for the starting job, Auburn fans will be able to enjoy a number of fun activities during A-Day weekend. 

The fun will get started at 1:30 p.m. Friday with the groundbreaking of the planned Rane Culinary Science Center on Thach Avenue. The $95 million culinary center will take two years to construct and offer a number of amenities for the community to enjoy, including a teaching restaurant designed by a different nationally-acclaimed chef every year.

At 2 p.m. Friday, fans can take in a women's tennis match against Missouri at the Yarbrough Tennis Center at 777 S. Yarbrough Farms Blvd. Admission is free. 

The Lutzie 43 Foundation will host two events Friday —an Adaptive P.E. Day at Duck Samford Stadium at 9:30 a.m. and an A-Day Powder Puff and 7v7 Tournament at the Football practice fields and old track from 5 to 9 p.m. A ticket is required for the latter event. 

Auburn softball will battle South Carolina at Jane B. Moore Field on Friday at 6 p.m., with Saturday's second game set for 11 a.m., and the final game of the series on Sunday at 1 p.m.

For those wanting to hone their skills in the garden, the Auburn University Organic Gardening Club will be teaching organic gardening techniques at the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center on North College Street from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $5, and tickets can be purchased online at 

On Saturday, the Tri Delta Lutzie 5K will get underway at 8 a.m. at AG Heritage Park. To register, go to Student registration is $20, while non-student registration is $43.

For those wanting to test their skills, a Punt, Pass and Kick Contest & Kids Combine will start at 11 a.m. at the football practice fields. 

Gates at Jordan-Hare Stadium will open at 1 p.m., and Tiger Walk will take place outside the south endzone at 2 p.m.

Following the A-Day game, which starts at 3:05 p.m., fans can take to Pat Dye Field and meet their favorite Auburn players during a post-game autograph session. 

For those lingering around The Plains on Sunday, the Tigers will host Arkansas for a women's tennis match at Yarbrough Tennis Center at noon. The event is free.

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