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Scam Smarts: Avoiding Digital Dangers

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 10:00am
Senior Center
In 3 days 13 hours

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.

Barn Dance

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 7:30pm
Senior Center
In 4 days 23 hours

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, January 27, 2019 - 1:00pm
Senior Center
In 5 days 16 hours

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.

Computer Comfort

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 3:30pm
Senior Center
In 6 days 19 hours

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!

University Heights, A Unique Community

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 2:00pm
Senior Center
In 1 week 1 day

Many persons come into contact with University Heights only while passing through it along Melrose Avenue. Others have interacted with this community by parking on some of its residential lawns and walking to football games in nearby Kinnick Stadium. Unless one ventures off the beaten path into the more unknown portions of University Heights, most of its area is unseen. What is University Heights and how did it come into being?

YouTube as an Online Music Service

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 1:00pm
Senior Center
In 1 week 2 days

When people think about online streaming music services, they’re usually thinking about options like iTunes or Spotify. But in recent years, YouTube has gradually accumulated a wealth of music, some as music and video together, but also much being sound without moving video. So people are learning to use this as another streaming music source, like iTunes or Spotify. YouTube has the advantage over other services that it uses a familiar interface. If you’ve used YouTube to look at videos, it’s easy to use it for music.

Death Cafe

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 2:00pm
Senior Center
In 1 week 6 days

A Death Cafe is a group of people who are not afraid to discuss and increase their awareness of death in order to make the most of life. The topics of our monthly discussions are determined by the members of the group. People are encouraged to bring snacks. This is not a bereavement support group or grief counseling session. For more information on the purpose of this group, visit

Preserving your family treasures

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:00am
Senior Center
In 2 weeks 2 days

Do you have photos, letters and other artifacts that may be in danger of permanent damage if not maintained carefully? If you're like many people, some of your most valued documents and photos are stuffed in drawers and boxes, or stored in your attic, under your bed, and in your basement. While you may suspect these aren't ideal storage places for preserving your heritage for the next generation, you may not be acquainted with the most appropriate methods to use.

All ages Speed Freindshipping

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 4:00pm
Senior Center
In 2 weeks 2 days

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.