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Eco Book Discussion: Silent Spring

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 10:30am
Iowa City Public Library - Meeting Room A
In 3 days 1 hour

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
In 3 days 10 hours

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
In 4 days 2 hours

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
In 4 days 4 hours

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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City of Iowa City MLK Holiday Schedule 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 8:00am
City Hall
In 4 days 23 hours

Administrative offices at City Hall will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21 2019, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Note: Curbside garbage, organics and recycling will be collected on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Customers on the Monday routes should have items to the curb per their normal schedule.

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Kid's Eco Movie Series

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 4:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
In 5 days 7 hours

Check out the Kid's Eco Movie Series on Mondays from 4-6 p.m. at the Iowa City Public Library - Meeting Room A.
Every Monday, we'll show a different kid-friendly movie focused on the environment. 

Movies in January include:
Jan. 7 - Schoolhouse Rock: Earth
Jan. 14 - The Lorax
Jan. 21 - Wall-E
Jan. 28 - Hoot

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.

Scam Smarts: Avoiding Digital Dangers

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 10:00am
Senior Center
In 1 week 2 days

Chances are, you know someone who has been a victim of identity theft, online fraud, or financial exploitation. Prevention is possible! Learn how to recognize and reduce the risk of this threat and guard against identity theft, "you've won" scams, and other digital dangers. Presented in partnership with the Iowa City Public Library.