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Getting to Know Endangered Species: Elephants

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 1:30pm
Robert A. Lee Recreation Center
In 2 hours 52 min

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 icgov.org/activityregistration

Earth Friendly Forum

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
Robert A. Lee Recreation Center
In 3 days 8 hours

This lecture series will take place in the Social Hall at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert St. All lectures will begin at 7 p.m.
Childcare will be provided for attendees (ages 3 and up). Light refreshments will be served. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
“Which bin does this go in? Does it REALLY matter if I recycle this plastic water bottle? Your garbage and recycling questions answered.” 
By Blake Rupe, Coordinator of the Sustainable Water Development Program and Manager of the UI Office of Sustainability and the Environment

Safe Swimming Community Day

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 10:00am
Robert A. Lee Recreation Center
In 5 days 23 hours

The Iowa City, Coralville, and North Liberty, Parks and Recreation Departments are partnering to host a Safe Swimming Community Day. Iowa City's portion will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert St. 

Each department will host a free spring swim lesson to promote safety for the upcoming summer. 
Following a quick swim lesson and safety talk, participants will receive a Josh the Otter book, thanks to MidWestOne Bank.

First Friday Free Fitness: WERQ & $1 Aqua Zumba

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

All are welcome to free fitness classes every First Friday of every month in 2019! 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, April 5 will be WERQ!

WERQ is the fiercely fun dance fitness class based on pop, rock, and hip hop music. The warm up previews the dance steps in class and the cool down combines yoga-inspired static stretching and balance poses.

Paint a Rain Barrel

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 9:00am
Iowa City Streets Division
In 1 week 5 days

Green Iowa AmeriCorps (GIA) has rain barrels that need to be beautified! 

Work as a team or individually to paint rain barrels on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. GIA will provide the paint and brushes. Participants should bring a reusable water bottle and creativity. Artwork cannot be offensive.

STEAM Fest 2019

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 2:00pm
Robert A. Lee Recreation Center
In 2 weeks 3 hours

Welcome to STEAM Fest 2019!
STEAM Fest will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center.

Activities include:
-Hands-on educational activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math
-"Tinkertown" space where everyone can "Be A Maker"
-Live shows and interactive Discovery Stations by Absolute Science
-Experiential learning with local community groups

Learn to Lift

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 1:00pm
Robert A. Lee Recreation Center
In 2 weeks 6 days

Join Got Strength Weightlifting Club members on Saturday, April 13 at 1 p.m. for their annual "Try Weightlifting Day". 

The event is free and open to all ages and abilities. Club members will introduce attendees to a traditional weightlifting dynamic warmup and the basic foundational movements of our sport. Bring a friend and come prepared for fun. Team members will also give a brief demonstration of the snatch and clean & jerk.

Earth Friendly Forum

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
Robert A. Lee Recreation Center
In 3 weeks 3 days

This lecture series will take place in the Social Hall at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert St. All lectures will begin at 7 p.m.
Childcare will be provided for attendees (ages 3 and up). Light refreshments will be served. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
“The Future of Energy.” By Bodi Vasi, Ph.D., Professor, The University of Iowa

Eco Film Festival

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
In 3 weeks 4 days

The 2019 Eco Film Festival will be held once a month beginning in April and ending in August. This event is hosted by Green Iowa AmeriCorps in collaboration with the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department, Iowa City Recycling, and the Iowa City Public Library (ICPL).

All films will be shown in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library at 7 p.m.
Popcorn is provided, but personal snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome.

There is no fee to participate. All are welcome. 

April 18: "No Impact Man"

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