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Barn Dance

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 7:30pm
Iowa City Senior Center
In 3 days 20 hours

Everyone is welcome to the Barn Dance! Even if you do not wish to dance, the old time country music, provided by the best local bands, is worth the price of admission. No experience is necessary; all dances are taught and called by an expert caller. There's no fancy footwork involved; simply walk through a series of movements that you'll soon master with the help from the caller and veteran dancers. Fun for all ages and abilities. The Barn Dance is open to all: singles, couples and the entire family. Lessons available between 7:30-8 PM, dance starts at 8 PM.

What’s New in the Hearing Profession and Industry?

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:00am
Iowa City Senior Center
In 1 week 11 hours

Dr. Jason Aird of Iowa Audiology & Hearing Aid Centers will discuss hearing loss, tinnitus, new hearing device technology, and assistive listening technologies. This talk will include information on how we can use wireless hearing devices and Bluetooth technologies to better help those with hearing loss maximize their residual hearing. Dr. Aird will also demonstrate what it is like to have a hearing loss, how some of the new technologies work, and what reasonable expectations should be when wearing hearing devices.


SSRO Presents: Those Were the Days

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 2:00pm
Iowa City Senior Center
In 1 week 15 hours

Older Americans Month, an annual month-long observance that occurs every year in May, was established by President Kennedy to highlight different aspects of the lives of seniors and their relationship to their communities. As a culmination to "our month," SSRO will present "Those Were the Days," a whimsical look at where we've been and where we're going through skits, poems, jokes, and a sing-along. Join us, and remember, "You don't stop laughing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop laughing!" The performance will be followed by a reception in the lobby.


Make Glass Beads: Intro to Lampworking Session 2

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
In 4 weeks 1 day

This class will teach you the art of lampworking, a technique of using a torch and melting glass rods to create various shapes. Safety and appropriate equipment handling are emphasized. Your beads will need to stay in a kiln overnight to be annealed. No previous experience necessary.


Fee: $98, includes instruction, materials, use of studio and tools, and annealing; pay instructor. Registration required.

Membership Required




Make a Bracelet: Intro to Stringing and Crimping Session 2

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 5:30pm
In 2 months 2 weeks

Bracelets are big this season. Wearing multiple bracelets at once is even better. This class places a focus on professional stringing techniques. You will make one bracelet using Czech Republic pressed glass beads and sterling silver spacers and clasp. This piece will be strung on flexible wire using crimp beads with instruction on the proper use of crimping pliers. Your piece will be secure and beautiful. No previous experience is necessary.


Fee: $28, includes instruction and materials; pay instructor. Registration required.

Membership Required


SSRO Presents: Gavel to Gavel

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 2:00pm
Iowa City Senior Center
In 2 months 2 weeks

Television has made us more aware of the drama that plays itself out in our courtrooms every day. Attorneys are the brunt of many jokes, though it's been said there are only two "lawyer jokes" and the rest are real. Join us as we explore our justice system from "Gavel to Gavel," taking a look at the humorous side of justice, including actual court transcripts, a skit of a reality court judge, and a spoof of "12 Angry Men." Not only the lawyers, but also the judges, bailiffs, court reporters, defendants, and juries will have their day in our court.