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Arbor Day

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 10:00am
Iowa City Senior Center
10 months 4 days ago

Arbor Day: Learn About Conifers
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

Earth Fest

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 3:00pm
Terry Trueblood Recreation Area
10 months 3 days ago

Join the Iowa City Green Iowa AmeriCorps team and Iowa City Parks and Recreation on Saturday, April 27, 2019 for Earth Fest! Earth Fest will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, 579 McCillister Blvd. 

Earth Fest will be fun for all ages with indoor and outdoor activities related to the environment, animals, and sustainability, including live music, raptors, prizes, fun activities, games, local environmental organizations, a free sapling giveaway and more!

This is a family-friendly event, with no fee to participate.

Barn Dance

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 7:30pm
Senior Center
10 months 3 days ago

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.

Life Drawing Drop In

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 1:00pm
Iowa City Senior Center
10 months 2 days ago

Life Drawing Drop-In
Fee: $10/session; pay instructor. No
Membership Not Required
Sundays, 1/13, 1/27, 2/10, 2/24, 3/10, 3/24,
4/14, 4/28
1 - 3 PM in room 211
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.

Getting to Know Endangered Species: Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 1:30pm
Robert A. Lee Recreation Center
10 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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Lacrosse Clinic

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 2:00pm
Mercer Park
10 months 2 days ago

The Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce lacrosse is coming to Mercer Park this spring!

We will host a one-time clinic on Sunday, April 28, 2019.
Youth grades 2nd through 3rd grade will meet from 2 to 2:50 p.m. Youth grades 4th through 5th grade will meet from 3 to 4 p.m.
Cost is $8 per child.

There will also be a five-week program that meets Mondays, April 15- May 13, 2019. Cost is $28 per child.