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2019 Citizens Police Academy

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 6:00pm
Johnson County Joint Emergency Communicaiton Cetner
3 weeks 4 days ago

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Citizens Police Academy. 

This workshop is sponsored by five area agencies, and works to promote understanding of what law enforcement does, builds better community relationships, and provides an overview for people who may be interested in police work as a career.  

Welcome to Medicare

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 10:00am
Senior Center
In 15 hours 8 min

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 member with Medicare issues? This two-hour seminar, offered by The Center's SHIIP counselors, will cover Medicare  Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare supplement insurance.


90's Skate Party

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 6:00pm
Robert A. Lee Recreation Center
In 23 hours 8 min

We're going back to the 90's!
Roller skate to the best hits of the 90's.
Dress your best in a 90's themed outfit.
Test your 90's IQ with trivia questions from the best TV shows, music, and historical moments.

90's Skate Parties will be Saturday, Feb. 16 and Feb. 23 from 6 to 8:45 p.m. at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center in the gym.

Skates provided. No fee to participate.
All ages welcome. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.

Barn Dance

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 7:30pm
Senior Center
In 1 day 38 min

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 quickly 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. The Barn Dance is open to all: singles, couples, and the entire family. Lessons available 7:30 PM; dance starts at 8 PM.

Sliding fee scale $5-$15 pay what you can at the door.

Computer Comfort

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 3:30pm
Senior Center
In 2 days 20 hours

Computer Comfort is a UI student organization that strives to bridge the age gap in Iowa City by educating older adults about technology. By assisting seniors with technology, University of Iowa students have made valuable connections across generations and had a lot of fun in the process! Partnering with the Senior Center, Computer Comfort volunteers offer tech-related question and answer sessions for seniors. Anyone seeking aid should bring their laptops, tablets, smartphones, or other devices, and their questions. We're excited to assist you in your technology endeavors!

Kid's Eco Movie - Open Season

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 4:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
In 2 days 21 hours

Check out the Kid's Eco Movie Series on Mondays from 4-6 p.m. at the Iowa City Public Library. Every Monday, we'll show a different kid-friendly movie focused on the environment.
On Monday, Feb. 25 we'll show the movie Open Season. 
No fee to participate. All ages welcome.
These events are presented by Green Iowa AmeriCorps in collaboration with The Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department and the Iowa City Public Library.

Upcycling Series: Upcycled T-Shirts

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 6:30pm
Eastside Recycling Center
In 4 days 23 hours

Transform old t-shirts and fabric into beautiful reusable bags or kitchen aprons. Bring an old t-shirt to upcycle, or materials are provided. This event is Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Eastside Recycling Center. 

Don't miss the upcycling fun! Events are free to attend, but RSVP is required, as space is limited. Materials are provided, or feel free to bring your own. Activities are suitable for ages 12 and up. Children need to be with an adult. This series will be Wednesday nights in February.

Milonga (Tango Dance Party)

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 7:30pm
Senior Center
In 1 week 1 day

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 non-alcoholic beverage to share. Help with set-up and take-down is welcome.

Fee: $5 per person

First Friday Free Fitness: Pound Fit

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 5:30pm
Robert A. Lee Recreation Center
In 1 week 6 days

All are welcome to free fitness classes every First Friday of every month in 2019 (Exception for March)! Classes include: POUND Fit, Belly Dance Fitness, WERQ, and BollyX! 
Classes are 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center.

Friday, March 8 will be Pound Fit. 

Pound Fit: Sweat, Sculpt, & ROCK with Pound Fit, the fastest growing group fitness phenomenon inspired by the sweat-dripping, infectious, energizing fun of drumming!This class is a full body cardio jam session championed by fitness rebels around the world.