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28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
319-356-5220 https://www.icgov.org/city-government/departments-and-divisions/senior-center

January 2019

Milonga (Tango Dance Party)

January 5 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Join us for a Milonga hosted by the Iowa City Tango Club. A Milonga is a festive time to concentrate on dancing, socializing, and enjoying food and refreshment with fellow dancers and friends.

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Knitting: Intermediate Cabled Hat

January 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$45

Curious about cables but think they look too complicated to figure out? Boy are you in for a surprise!

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Knitting: Beginner Pullover Sweater

January 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$75

Ready to move on from knitting scarves and hats? Never made a top down, in the round pullover?

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Food Art for Beginners

January 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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In this class you will learn the basics of food art you can use for your next special event.

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Historic Downtown Iowa City Buildings

January 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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In this presentation, a select number of buildings within a defined area of the Iowa City downtown will be explored.

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University of Iowa Museum of Art

January 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Join Amanda Lensign and guests from the University of Iowa’s Museum of Art the second Thursday of each month for a lively art appreciation presentation.

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Life Drawing Drop-In

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$10

Drawing the figure is captivating and challenging. The figure may later inhabit our landscapes and scenes. We will be drawing both clothed and nude models. Please bring your own drawing materials. Participants must be age 18 or over.

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Peru and Machu Picchu

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Have Peru and Machu Picchu been on your list of places to visit? We made the journey in October and are eager to share our experience.

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Johnson County’s Hospice House

January 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Join Carol Tippe to learn more about this unique hospice house.

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Art in the Afternoon

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Eloy Barragan invites everyone to participate in a dialogue on the relationship between dance and technology.

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Scam Smarts: Avoiding Digital Dangers

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Chances are, you know someone who has been a victim of identity theft, online fraud, or financial exploitation.

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Life Drawing Drop-In

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$10

Drawing the figure is captivating and challenging. The figure may later inhabit our landscapes and scenes.

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University Heights, A Unique Community

January 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Many persons come into contact with University Heights only while passing through it along Melrose Avenue.

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YouTube as an Online Music Service

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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When people think about online streaming music services, they’re usually thinking about options like iTunes or Spotify.

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February 2019

Knitting: Beginner Mittens

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$35

You know how to knit and purl? Let’s go to the next level and make some mittens for the cold, Iowa winters.

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The Changing Face of the Pentacrest

February 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Most Iowa City residents know the Pentacrest as a complex of five buildings. Many are unaware that numerous other structures once stood on the grounds.

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Preserving your family Treasures

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Do you have photos, letters and other artifacts that may be in danger of permanent damage if not maintained carefully?

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All Ages Speed Friendshiping

February 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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The Center will host an afternoon of speed “friendshipping” for people of all ages on February 7.

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Pinterest: Your Virtual idea Board

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Discover how to organize and use your Pinterest account to its fullest potential.

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Knitting: Beginner Socks

February 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Are your feet jealous of all the hats you’ve been making for your head? If so, let’s make them some socks!

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University of Iowa Museum of Art

February 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Join Amanda Lensign and guests from the University of Iowa’s Museum of Art the second Thursday of each month for a lively art appreciation presentation.

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University of Iowa Museum of Art

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Join Amanda Lensign and guests from the University of Iowa’s Museum of Art the second Thursday of each month for a lively art appreciation presentation.

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A Story of Iowa’s Counties

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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This presentation will begin with the origin of the county concept in America and a brief overview of all of the counties in the United States.

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Scam Smarts: Avoiding Digital Dangers

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until February 22, 2019

Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Chances are, you know someone who has been a victim of identity theft, online fraud, or financial exploitation.

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Some Noteworthy Fires in the History of Iowa City

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Like most any city, Iowa City’s history includes a long list of fires, some of them quite devastating.

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March 2019

Spring Gallery Walk

March 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Mark Rushton’s exhibit will feature imaginary landscapes and abstract atmospheres on canvas and synthetic paper.

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University of Iowa Museum of Art

March 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Join Amanda Lensign and guests from the University of Iowa’s Museum of Art the second Thursday of each month for a lively art appreciation presentation.

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University of Iowa Museum of Art

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Join Amanda Lensign and guests from the University of Iowa’s Museum of Art the second Thursday of each month for a lively art appreciation presentation.

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April 2019

International Transgender Day of Visibility Film: More Than T

April 1 @ 1:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Fee: none. No registration. Membership Not Required Monday, 4/1 1 PM in room 202 International Transgender Day of Visibility is honored every year on March 31 and is a time to celebrate transgender people around the globe and the courage it takes to live openly and authentically, while also raising awareness of the discrimination that trans people still face. In recognition of this important day, The Center will show More Than T, a recent documentary that depicts the illuminating and…

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The Impact of Exercise on Parkinson’s Disease

April 3 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Free

The Impact of Exercise on Parkinson’s Disease Fee: none. Registration required. Membership Not Required Wednesday, 4/3 2:30 - 3:30 PM in room 208 Instructor: Kris Cameron Parkinson’s disease is a slowly progressive neurological condition that affects more than a million people in the United States. Approximately 60,000 people are newly diagnosed each year. There is currently no cure for the disease. Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone, however, for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) exercise is…

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AARP Driver Safety

April 8 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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AARP Driver Safety Fee: $15 for AARP members, $20 for non- AARP members; pay instructor. Registration required. Membership Not Required Monday, 4/8 12:30 - 4:30 PM in room 202 Instructor: Larry Neppl What are you driven by? Whether it is enjoying the open road before you, or feeling the sand between your toes, there’s no limit to where you can go with the AARP Driver Safety course. You will learn proven safety strategies to maintain your confidence behind the wheel,…

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University of Iowa Museum of Art

April 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Join Amanda Lensign and guests from the University of Iowa’s Museum of Art the second Thursday of each month for a lively art appreciation presentation.

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University of Iowa Museum of Art

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Join Amanda Lensign and guests from the University of Iowa’s Museum of Art the second Thursday of each month for a lively art appreciation presentation.

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2nd Sunday Life Drawing

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$10

In The Center’s Room 211 • Please arrive on time • Cost: $10.00 per session Drawing the figure is captivating and challenging. The figure may later inhabit our landscapes and scenes. We will be drawing both clothed and nude models. Please bring your own drawing materials. Participants must be age 18 or over. Enter The Center through the Washington St. entrance and the take elevator or stair to the 2nd floor or from the third floor of the Iowa Ave. parking ramp…

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April Art in the Afternoon

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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April Art In The Afternoon with Patrica Knox Presented by the ArtiFactory April 14, 2019 from 1 to 2:30 pm In The Center’s Assembly Room 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa Free Admission Patricia (Trica) Knox came to the University of Iowa as a potter but found herself working in Chunghi Choo’s metal’s studio most of the time. After completing her MA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry in 1982, she established her own studio and began selling her work in…

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Effective Communication Strategies for Dementia

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Effective Communication Strategies for Dementia Fee: none. Registration required. Membership Not Required Thursday, 4/18 10 - 11 AM in room 208 Presenter: Alzheimer’s Association Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

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Arbor Day: Learn About Conifers

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Fee: none. No registration. Membership Not Required Friday, 4/26 10 AM - 12 PM in room 202 Instructor: Gary Whittenbaugh, Master Gardener Here’s your invitation to a whole new world of gardening. See how the color, texture, and form of conifers add year-round beauty and contrast to gardens and landscapes. Fast growers screen your space, tiny buns add unusual shapes and textures, and distinctive forms make living sculptures. An optional walk and discussion on the Pentacrest will follow the lecture.

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Iowa City New Horizons Band Concerts

April 30 @ 2:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Fee: none. No registration. Membership Not Required   Ensembles Tuesday, 4/30 and Thursday, 5/2 2 PM in the Assembly Room   Full Band Tuesday, 5/7 2 PM in the Assembly Room   Join the Iowa City New Horizons Band for their spring concert series. The ensemble groups will play on April 30 and May 2 at 2 PM, and the full band on May 7 at 2:30 PM in the Assembly Room.

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May 2019

Dance Gallery

May 1 @ 2:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Free

Fee: none. No registration. Membership Not Required Wednesday, 5/1 2 PM in the Assembly Room Host: Janet Forrest The public is invited to this informal showing of complete dance works as well as works in progress.

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Iowa City New Horizons Band Concerts

May 2 @ 2:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Free

Fee: none. No registration. Membership Not Required   Ensembles Tuesday, 4/30 and Thursday, 5/2 2 PM in the Assembly Room   Full Band Tuesday, 5/7 2 PM in the Assembly Room   Join the Iowa City New Horizons Band for their spring concert series. The ensemble groups will play on April 30 and May 2 at 2 PM, and the full band on May 7 at 2:30 PM in the Assembly Room.

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Center Secrets: Open House

May 2 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Free

Thursday, May 2 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Free & Open to All No Registration   What surprises might you find at The Center?   Celebrate Older Americans Month by discovering all The Center has to offer for adults ages 50+ and the entire community! People of all ages are invited to enjoy free food and drinks from local restaurants, live entertainment, tours, activities, and door prizes. This is a great opportunity to explore how you or your loved ones…

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“Center Secrets” Open House

May 2 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Free

What surprises might you find at The Center? Discover some of the secrets to aging well at the "Center Secrets" Open House on Thursday, May 2 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Celebrate Older Americans Month by checking out all The Center has to offer for adults ages 50+ and the entire community! People of all ages are invited to enjoy free pizza, live music, tours, activities, and door prizes. This is a great opportunity to explore how you or your loved ones can…

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Milonga (Tango Dance Party)

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$5

Fee: $5/person; pay at the door. No registration. Membership Not Required   Saturdays, 5/4, 7/6, 8/3 7:30 - 11 PM in the Assembly Room   Join us for a Milonga hosted by the Iowa City Tango Club. A Milonga is a festive time to concentrate on dancing, socializing, and enjoying food and refreshment with fellow dancers and friends. Dance, listen, and enjoy authentic Argentine tango music. Admission includes some snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. Feel free to bring your own favorite…

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Iowa City New Horizons Band Concerts

May 7 @ 2:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Free

Fee: none. No registration. Membership Not Required   Ensembles Tuesday, 4/30 and Thursday, 5/2 2 PM in the Assembly Room   Full Band Tuesday, 5/7 2 PM in the Assembly Room   Join the Iowa City New Horizons Band for their spring concert series. The ensemble groups will play on April 30 and May 2 at 2 PM, and the full band on May 7 at 2:30 PM in the Assembly Room.

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University of Iowa Museum of Art

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Join Amanda Lensign and guests from the University of Iowa’s Museum of Art the second Thursday of each month for a lively art appreciation presentation.

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University of Iowa Museum of Art

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Join Amanda Lensign and guests from the University of Iowa’s Museum of Art the second Thursday of each month for a lively art appreciation presentation.

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University of Iowa Museum of Art

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Fee: none. No registration. Membership Not Required Thursdays, 5/9, 6/13, 7/11 10 - 11:30 AM in room 208 Presenter: Amanda Lensing Join staff and volunteers from the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art on the second Thursday of each month for a lively art appreciation presentation. Each month they will bring in the new topic, some connected with current exhibits, others of general interest.

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The UFO Subject 71 Years After the Arnold Case

May 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Fee: none. No registration. Membership Not Required Thursday, 5/9 3 - 4 PM in room 202 Presenter: Milton Hourcade This presentation will provide a history of UFOs (unidentified flying objects) and the official consideration it deserved until the United States Air Force stopped investigating UFO reports.

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Bill Johnson on Piano!

May 21 @ 2:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Fee: none. No registration. Membership Not Required Tuesday, 5/21 2 PM in the Assembly Room Bill Johnson has been playing concerts at The Center for at least twenty years. Included in this program are a dramatic early sonata by Beethoven, two atmospheric pieces by Debussy, and for good measure, a couple Chopin waltzes.

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SoundReach Choir Concert

May 29 @ 6:30 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Fee: none. No registration. Membership Not Required   Wednesday, 5/29 6:30 PM in the Assembly Room   SoundReach Choir is a performance group for teens and adults who have developmental disabilities. The group was originally created in order to offer a structured performance group that would provide successful music leisure options to adults with development disabilities. SoundReach continues to provide a music performance group experience to those who may not have other opportunities to join a performance group. There are…

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SoundReach Choir Concert

May 29 @ 6:30 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Free

Fee: none. No registration. Membership Not Required   Wednesday, 5/29 6:30 PM in the Assembly Room   SoundReach Choir is a performance group for teens and adults who have developmental disabilities. The group was originally created in order to offer a structured performance group that would provide successful music leisure options to adults with development disabilities. SoundReach continues to provide a music performance group experience to those who may not have other opportunities to join a performance group. There are…

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June 2019

death cafe

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Fee: none. No registration. Membership Not Required Mondays, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5 2 - 3 PM in room 209 Facilitators: Michelle Buhman and Craig Mosher A Death Café is a group of people who are not afraid to discuss and increase their awareness of death in order to make the most of life. The topics of our monthly discussions are determined by the members of the group. People are encouraged to bring snacks. This is not a bereavement support group…

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death cafe

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Fee: none. No registration. Membership Not Required Mondays, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5 2 - 3 PM in room 209 Facilitators: Michelle Buhman and Craig Mosher A Death Café is a group of people who are not afraid to discuss and increase their awareness of death in order to make the most of life. The topics of our monthly discussions are determined by the members of the group. People are encouraged to bring snacks. This is not a bereavement support group…

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University of Iowa Museum of Art

June 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Join Amanda Lensign and guests from the University of Iowa’s Museum of Art the second Thursday of each month for a lively art appreciation presentation.

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University of Iowa Museum of Art

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Fee: none. No registration. Membership Not Required Thursdays, 5/9, 6/13, 7/11 10 - 11:30 AM in room 208 Presenter: Amanda Lensing Join staff and volunteers from the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art on the second Thursday of each month for a lively art appreciation presentation. Each month they will bring in the new topic, some connected with current exhibits, others of general interest.

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Book Report

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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A book club that meets once a month (3rd Tuesday) for an informal round table discussion and sharing of books you have enjoyed reading. Choose your favorite author old or new, best sellers or classic, fiction, non-fiction, short stories or poetry. Not limited to presenters; anyone who is interested in finding new authors while exploring the abundance of reading opportunities in our City of Literature is welcome. Diana Durham, an avid reader, looks forward to sharing her favorite books and…

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Welcome to Medicare

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Fee: none. Registration required. Membership Not Required Thursday, 5/30 6 - 8:15 PM in room 202 Saturday, 6/29 10 AM - 12:15 PM in room 202 Saturday, 7/27 10 AM - 12:15 PM in room 202 Thursday, 8/29 6 PM - 8:15 PM in room 202 Presenters: SHIIP Counselors Will you be eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for a while and want to better understand what it offers? Do you help a family…

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July 2019

Death Café

July 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Free

Fee: none. No registration. Membership Not Required Mondays, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5 2 - 3 PM in room 209 Facilitators: Michelle Buhman and Craig Mosher A Death Café is a group of people who are not afraid to discuss and increase their awareness of death in order to make the most of life. The topics of our monthly discussions are determined by the members of the group. People are encouraged to bring snacks. This is not a bereavement support group…

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Milonga (Tango Dance Party)

July 6 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$5

Fee: $5/person; pay at the door. No registration. Membership Not Required Saturdays, 5/4, 7/6, 8/3 7:30 - 11 PM in the Assembly Room Join us for a Milonga hosted by the Iowa City Tango Club. A Milonga is a festive time to concentrate on dancing, socializing, and enjoying food and refreshment with fellow dancers and friends. Dance, listen, and enjoy authentic Argentine tango music. Admission includes some snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. Feel free to bring your own favorite snacks or…

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University of Iowa Museum of Art

July 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Join Amanda Lensign and guests from the University of Iowa’s Museum of Art the second Thursday of each month for a lively art appreciation presentation.

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University of Iowa Museum of Art

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Free

Fee: none. No registration. Membership Not Required Thursdays, 5/9, 6/13, 7/11 10 - 11:30 AM in room 208 Presenter: Amanda Lensing Join staff and volunteers from the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art on the second Thursday of each month for a lively art appreciation presentation. Each month they will bring in the new topic, some connected with current exhibits, others of general interest.

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Book Report

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 20, 2019

Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Free

A book club that meets once a month (3rd Tuesday) for an informal round table discussion and sharing of books you have enjoyed reading. Choose your favorite author old or new, best sellers or classic, fiction, non-fiction, short stories or poetry. Not limited to presenters; anyone who is interested in finding new authors while exploring the abundance of reading opportunities in our City of Literature is welcome. Diana Durham, an avid reader, looks forward to sharing her favorite books and…

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Welcome to Medicare

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Free

Fee: none. Registration required. Membership Not Required Thursday, 5/30 6 - 8:15 PM in room 202 Saturday, 6/29 10 AM - 12:15 PM in room 202 Saturday, 7/27 10 AM - 12:15 PM in room 202 Thursday, 8/29 6 PM - 8:15 PM in room 202 Presenters: SHIIP Counselors Will you be eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for a while and want to better understand what it offers? Do you help a family…

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August 2019

Milonga (Tango Dance Party)

August 3 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$5

Fee: $5/person; pay at the door. No registration. Membership Not Required Saturdays, 5/4, 7/6, 8/3 7:30 - 11 PM in the Assembly Room Join us for a Milonga hosted by the Iowa City Tango Club. A Milonga is a festive time to concentrate on dancing, socializing, and enjoying food and refreshment with fellow dancers and friends. Dance, listen, and enjoy authentic Argentine tango music. Admission includes some snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. Feel free to bring your own favorite snacks or…

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Death Café

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Fee: none. No registration. Membership Not Required Mondays, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5 2 - 3 PM in room 209 Facilitators: Michelle Buhman and Craig Mosher A Death Café is a group of people who are not afraid to discuss and increase their awareness of death in order to make the most of life. The topics of our monthly discussions are determined by the members of the group. People are encouraged to bring snacks. This is not a bereavement support group…

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University of Iowa Museum of Art

August 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Join Amanda Lensign and guests from the University of Iowa’s Museum of Art the second Thursday of each month for a lively art appreciation presentation.

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Book Report

August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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A book club that meets once a month (3rd Tuesday) for an informal round table discussion and sharing of books you have enjoyed reading. Choose your favorite author old or new, best sellers or classic, fiction, non-fiction, short stories or poetry. Not limited to presenters; anyone who is interested in finding new authors while exploring the abundance of reading opportunities in our City of Literature is welcome. Diana Durham, an avid reader, looks forward to sharing her favorite books and…

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Welcome to Medicare

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Fee: none. Registration required. Membership Not Required Thursday, 5/30 6 - 8:15 PM in room 202 Saturday, 6/29 10 AM - 12:15 PM in room 202 Saturday, 7/27 10 AM - 12:15 PM in room 202 Thursday, 8/29 6 PM - 8:15 PM in room 202 Presenters: SHIIP Counselors Will you be eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for a while and want to better understand what it offers? Do you help a family…

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September 2019

University of Iowa Museum of Art

September 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Join Amanda Lensign and guests from the University of Iowa’s Museum of Art the second Thursday of each month for a lively art appreciation presentation.

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Art Is Ageless: Auction benefit for The Center

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Community members are invited to attend the Art is Ageless exhibition and fundraising auction hosted by the Iowa City Senior Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. The auction will showcase a variety of work donated by two local artists: Linda D. Brown and the late John “Big John” Birkbeck. There will be live entertainment, a dessert bar, and complimentary beer and cider samples from Big Grove Brewery & Taproom - Iowa City, Wilson's Orchard/Wilson's Hard Cider ,…

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October 2019

University of Iowa Museum of Art

October 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Join Amanda Lensign and guests from the University of Iowa’s Museum of Art the second Thursday of each month for a lively art appreciation presentation.

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Book Report

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Free

A book club that meets once a month for an informal round table discussion and sharing of books you have enjoyed reading. Choose your favorite author, old or new, best sellers or classics, fiction, non-fiction, short stories, or poetry. Not limited to presenters; anyone who is interested in finding new authors while exploring the abundance of reading opportunities in our City of Literature is welcome.

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November 2019

Memory Cafe

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Memory Cafe is a welcoming gathering place where people living with memory loss and their partners can come together and relax, socialize with others, and enjoy a cup of coffee, an activity, or a presentation.

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Milonga ( Tango Dance Party)

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$5

Join us for a Milonga hosted by the Iowa City Tango Club. A Milonga is a festive time to concentrate on dancing, socializing, and enjoying food and refreshment with fellow dancers and friends. Dance, listen, and enjoy authentic Argentine tango music. Admission includes some snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. Feel free to bring our own favorite snacks or non-alcoholic beverage to share. $5 at the door.

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Death Cafe

November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Free

Death Cafe is a group of people who are not afraid to discuss and increase their awareness of death in order to make the most of life. The topics of our monthly discussions are determined by the members of the group. People are encouraged to bring snacks. this is not a bereavement support group or grief counseling session. For more information on the purpose of this group, visit www.deathcafe.com.  

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Computer Comfort

November 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday, repeating until December 2, 2019

Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Computer Comfort is an UI Student organization that strives to bridge the age gap in Iowa City by educating older adults about technology. Partnering with the Senior Center, Computer Comfort volunteers strive to leave the community better than they found it by offering tech-related question and answer sessions for seniors. Anyone seeking aid should bring their devices and their questions. Please register in advance foe each session; no sessions on 11/11 or 11/25.

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Veterans Helping Veterans: Compassus Hospice

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Compassus Hopsice and Palliative Care will discuss their Veterans Helping Veterans volunteer program. The aim of the Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer Program is to pair veteran volunteers with veteran hospice patients. Jill Venden will discuss the importance of this volunteer program, how it helps both the volunteer and the patient, as well as the training process and time commitment required by the volunteer. veteran volunteers have the unique ability to relate and connect with each veteran patient, allowing them to become an…

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East Iowa City

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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What was the impetus for the early settlement of the east side of Iowa City? How fast did it develop? Learn how a man had a vision for a large industrial concern and used some interesting marketing techniques to make his mark on the growth of Iowa City in the first part of the twentieth century.

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Zentangle: Zendala

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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We will construct mandalas, which can be filled with tangles and/or color. Knowledge of Zentangle is helpful but not necessary. A pen, straight edge, and notebook will be needed. There is a suggested material fee of $1.

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The Counties of Iowa

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Why does Iowa contain so many regularly-shaped, box-like counties? What about those Spanish names such as Cerro Gordo, Palo Alto, and Buena Vista? The history of the land of Iowa from the Louisiana Purchase to statehood, some tales of over 15 counties, and how Iowa's counties were named will all be explored.

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SoundReach Choir Concert

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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SoundReach Choir is a performance group for teens and adults who have developmental disabilities. The group was originally created in order to offer a structured performance group that would provide successful music leisure options to adults with development disabilities. SoundReach continues to provide a music performance group experience to those who may not have other opportunities to join a performance group. There are SoundReach choirs in Coralville, Marion, Davenport, and Urbandale with a combined membership of 140 people. All SoundReach…

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University of Iowa Museum of Art

November 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Join Amanda Lensign and guests from the University of Iowa’s Museum of Art the second Thursday of each month for a lively art appreciation presentation.

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Hearing Society of Iowa Potluck

November 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Hearing Society of Iowa is a social get together for people with hearing loss or those who have a family member with hearing loss. We share information on problems, experiences, and how we manage our lives. We are not alone, and it is important to realize that others share the same issues and concerns. We have potluck gatherings at the Senior Center several times a year with social hour at 11am and lunch at 12pm. Contact Jim Mayfield at [email protected]

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English Country Dance

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on December 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$3 – $6

Come to the English Country Dance and enjoy moving in smooth figures to gorgeous live music. Everyone who wants to dance is guaranteed a partner. Each dance is taught, and all ages are encouraged to participate. The dance form dates back to the 16th century. Each dance has its own music. The tunes are hauntingly beautiful, ranging from old ballads, jigs, and reels to several immortalized in classical music and opera. Sliding scale $3-6, pay what you can at the…

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Computer Comfort

November 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Computer Comfort is an UI Student organization that strives to bridge the age gap in Iowa City by educating older adults about technology. Partnering with the Senior Center, Computer Comfort volunteers strive to leave the community better than they found it by offering tech-related question and answer sessions for seniors. Anyone seeking aid should bring their devices and their questions. Please register in advance foe each session; no sessions on 11/11 or 11/25.

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The United States Congress

November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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A whirlwind, fact-packed explanation of how what many people think is a "broken" system works. Learn about membership, qualifications, committees, subcommittees, the Capitol Complex, how laws are made, Gerrymandering, lobbying and other things of note. The presenter does not pretend to have an in depth understanding of Congress, but will explain much of the workings that many of us may not know. This presentation will be apolitical and comments of a political nature will not be welcomed.

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Barn Dance

November 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$5 – $15

Everyone is welcome to the Barn Dance! Fun for all ages and abilities, no experience is necessary as all dances are taught and called. There's no fancy footwork involved; you simply walk through a series of movements that you'll learn quicly with help from the caller and experienced dancers. Even if you don't want to dance, come enjoy the old time music, provided by excellent local bands. Lessons avaialiable at 7:30pm; dance starts at 8pm. Sliding scale of $5-$15, pay…

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Passenger Rail History in Iowa City

November 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Sadly for many, Iowa City is no longer served by a passenger railroad. However, it was once home to numerous such railroad systems and operated significantly as such. The railroad had a connection with a religious movement, conveyance of "stolen" slaves, and early development of the east side of town. The entire history will be traced.

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December 2019

Death Cafe

December 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Free

Death Cafe is a group of people who are not afraid to discuss and increase their awareness of death in order to make the most of life. The topics of our monthly discussions are determined by the members of the group. People are encouraged to bring snacks. this is not a bereavement support group or grief counseling session. For more information on the purpose of this group, visit www.deathcafe.com.

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Computer Comfort

December 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday, repeating until December 2, 2019

Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Free

Computer Comfort is an UI Student organization that strives to bridge the age gap in Iowa City by educating older adults about technology. Partnering with the Senior Center, Computer Comfort volunteers strive to leave the community better than they found it by offering tech-related question and answer sessions for seniors. Anyone seeking aid should bring their devices and their questions. Please register in advance foe each session; no sessions on 11/11 or 11/25.

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Iowa City New Horizons Band Concerts

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Join the Iowa City New Horizons Band for their winter concert series. The ensemble groups will play on December 3 and 5, and the full band on December 10, all at 2 pm in the Assembly Room.

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Zentangle: Holiday

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Fun tangles that can be used during the holiday season. A cardinal for Zentangle will be available and a piece of watercolor paper would be nice. A pen and notebook will be needed.

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Iowa City New Horizons Band Concerts

December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Join the Iowa City New Horizons Band for their winter concert series. The ensemble groups will play on December 3 and 5, and the full band on December 10, all at 2 pm in the Assembly Room.

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