Mar
23
Sat
Needle Felting @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ready to try a new hobby? Needle felting is the art of taking raw wool and shaping it with a needle, turning it into cute creations. It only takes a second to learn!

Please register by calling the library or online at https://events.crlibrary.org/event/1530259

We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!

Barn Dance @ Senior Center
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Barn Dance @ Senior Center | Iowa City | Iowa | United States

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

Barn Dance @ The Senior Center
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Fee: Sliding scale $5-15; pay what you can at
the door. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Saturdays, 1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/27
7:30 – 10:30 PM in the Assembly Room
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.

The Nerd @ Washington Community Center
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm
The Nerd @ Washington Community Center

Now an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, “you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you”—so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. But his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless “nerd”—a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact. And Rick stays on and on, his continued presence among Willum and his friends leading to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence—a dire development which, happily, is staved off by the surprising “twist” ending of the play.

Mar
24
Sun
Sandhill Crane & Prairie Chicken Bus Trip @ Bus Tour
Mar 24 @ 6:00 am – Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 22.

This year’s trip begins by visiting the Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and the first phase of its new Asian Highlands exhibits.  We will observe the remarkable sandhill crane migration from the blinds at Grand Island’s Crane Trust Nature Center along the Platte River, home to the largest crane roost in the world.  The cranes stage at this area to refuel on their northward trip to their breeding grounds.  Seeing this large group of cranes and hearing their rattling calls is truly a spectacular experience.  The trip will continue to Burwell, NE and the Switzer Ranch, home of Calamus Outfitters, to view prairie chicken booming during the courting season.  This trip is interspersed with stops highlighting points of interest along the route.

National Geographic named this annual migration event as one of North America’s two greatest natural wildlife phenomena, the other being Alaska’s Caribou migration. The New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places To See Before You Die calls it a “must see.”

Terra Nova: Ten Years @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Terra Nova: Ten Years @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

Terra Nova: Ten Years

November 3, 2018 – October 6, 2019

 

The CRMA celebrates ten years of collaborating with the Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio. In 2009, the CRMA began meeting with artists who had completed residencies at the Ceramics Center and acquiring a piece of their work—often completed during their residency—for the Museum’s collection. This mutually beneficial arrangement allowed the artists to establish themselves in a museum collection and receive professional experience with curators while growing the CRMA’s collection of three-dimensional art. The exhibition will display artwork from every resident from 2009 to 2018 and both executive directors, a testament to the fruitfulness of this collaboration.

Please see our website for hours and holiday closings.

http://www.crma.org/Content/Visit/Hours-and-Admission.aspx

 

Ballroom and Latin Dancing @ Ely American Legion Post #555
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ballroom and Latin Social Dancing

Hosted by Iowa Corridor USA Dance Chapter #2100 serving the Iowa City/Coralville/North Liberty Corridor.

 

Social dancing to recorded music 3:00pm – 5:00pm.

All levels of dancers welcome!

Cost: $5

Contact information: info@corridordance.org
Website: http://corridordance.org

Mar
25
Mon
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Ladd Library
Mar 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

“Mother Goose on the Loose” is a 20-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds, followed by a 30-minute playtime. This program helps strengthen babies’ and toddlers’ foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story and movement. Registration is no longer required!

We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!

Computer Comfort @ The Senior Center
Mar 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Fee: none. Registration required.
Membership Not Required
Mondays, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22
Tuesdays, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30
3:30 – 4:30 PM in the Assembly Room
Instructor: Computer Comfort Volunteers
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! Please register in
advance for each session.

Barbara Schlachter Memorial Lecture Series @ The Senior Center
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

3/25: The Iowa Watershed Approach:
We’re All In!
This presentation will focus on the Iowa
Watershed Approach (IWA) Flood Mitigation
Program and its efforts to make communities
more resilient to floods. Key objectives include
demonstrating the use of interactive maps and
tools for flood management, highlighting the
progress towards flood mitigation planning
efforts, and modernizing resources to support
education and communication about flood risk
to communities with a strong emphasis on the
importance of engaging partnerships and local
communities.
319-356-5220 www.icgov.org/senior 23
Kate Giannini joined the Iowa Flood Center team
in 2017 and leads outreach, communication,
and research activities for the Iowa Watershed
Approach at the Iowa Flood Center. Prior to 2017,
Kate worked with landowners, public and private
agencies for nearly ten years for the Johnson
County Planning, Development and Sustainability
Department.