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All ages Speed Freindshipping

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 4:00pm
Senior Center
In 3 weeks 1 day

The Center will host an afternoon of speed "friendshipping" for people of all ages on February 7. Using a speed dating format (but for making friends rather than dating), participants will have a chance to meet and chat with community members of all ages, have some fun, and potentially take the first step in creating new and lasting friendships. The event will start with a group ice breaker activity, shift to timed one-on-one conversations, and wrap up with open socializing and refreshments.

Memory Cafe

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 10:00am
Senior Center
In 3 weeks 1 day

Memory Café is a welcoming gathering place where people living with memory loss and their partners can come together to relax, socialize with others, and enjoy a cup of coffee, an activity, or a presentation.

What to expect: peer support; social connections with individuals with shared experiences; an informal, relaxed, stigma-free environment; opportunities for education, support, enrichment, and friendship.

What not to expect: formal supervision or care service; support group facilitation.

Pinterest: Your Virtual idea Board

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 10:00am
Senior Center
In 3 weeks 1 day

Do you need a place to pin your favorite cooking or craft ideas? Are you looking to organize your home decor or party plans? Discover how to organize and use your Pinterest account to its fullest potential. Learn how to search for boards using search terms, follow and unfollow boards, make a secret pin board, and much more! Presented in partnership with the Iowa City Public Library.

Drop off your old recycling bin

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 9:00am
Refuse Parking Lot
In 3 weeks 2 days

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). 

Drop off your old recycling bin (empty) at the Refuse parking lot, 1200 S. Riverside Dr., on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon.

We are only taking back City of Iowa City bins at this time.

Questions? Call 319-356-5151.

Freeze Fest

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 1:00pm
Terry Trueblood Recreation Area
In 3 weeks 4 days

Don't miss the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department's Annual Freeze Fest! Freeze Fest is an outdoor learning event for families, from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2018 at The Lodge at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, 579 McCollister Blvd. Activities include outdoor education activities, crafts, recreation, and plenty of hot chocolate! There is no fee to participate, and all ages are welcome. There will be ice fishing, weather permitting. Dress for the outdoors.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Computer Comfort

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 3:30pm
Senior Center
In 3 weeks 5 days

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!

English Country Dance

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Senior Center
In 1 month 1 day

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.

Getting to Know Endangered Species: Sea turtles

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 1:30pm
Robert A. Lee Recreation Center
In 1 month 2 days

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

To register, visit 

Welcome to Medicare

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 10:00am
Senior Center
In 1 month 1 week

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.


Barn Dance

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 7:30pm
Senior Center
In 1 month 1 week

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.