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Recycle your old recycling bin at the curb

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 7:00am
Your residence
8 months 1 week ago

Residents are welcome to keep and re-purpose their older blue 18-gallon recycling bins once they receive a 65-gallon recycling cart, but the City will also collect and recycle unwanted bins (in whatever condition). Crews will collect old bins at the curb on your regular service day the week of January 14-18, 2019. 

Place your old recycling bin (empty) at the curb by 7 a.m. to ensure pickup. 

Eco Book Discussion: Silent Spring

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 10:30am
Iowa City Public Library - Meeting Room A
8 months 3 days ago

Green Iowa AmeriCorps is hosting an eco-book discussion on the classic novel, "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carlson. This novel discusses the impacts humans have made on the environment, how humans can be more environmentally conscious, and more.

English Country Dance

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
Senior Center
8 months 3 days ago

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. It appears in some movies portraying Queen Elizabeth I, as well as in film adaptations of Dickens and Jane Austen novels. 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.

Fee: $3-$6; Pay what you can at the door.

Free Sunday water aerobics class

Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 11:00am
Mercer Park Aquatic Center
8 months 2 days ago

The Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to offer free water aerobics classes the third Sunday of every month (no class in April).

Classes will be held from 11:15 a.m. to noon at Mercer Park Aquatic Center

Getting to Know Endangered Species: Polar bears

Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 1:30pm
Robert A. Lee Recreation Center
8 months 2 days ago

Learn about endangered species and conservation efforts with the "Getting to Know Endangered Species" Series. 
Classes are held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center. 
For ages 5-12 years.
$6 per class for residents, $11 per class for nonresidents. 

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019: Polar bears
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019: Sea turtles
Sunday, Mar. 24, 2019: Elephants
Sunday, Apr. 28, 2019: Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

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