May
25
Sat
Barn Dance @ The Senior Center
May 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Fee: Sliding scale $5-$15; pay what you can
at the door. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Saturdays, 5/25, 6/29, 8/24
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 at
7:30 PM; dance starts at 8 PM.

May
29
Wed
SoundReach Choir Concert @ The Senior Center
May 29 @ 6:30 pm

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Wednesday, 5/29
6:30 PM in the Assembly Room
SoundReach Choir is a performance group
for teens and adults who have developmental
disabilities. The group was originally created
in order to offer a structured performance
group that would provide successful music
leisure options to adults with development
disabilities. SoundReach continues to provide
a music performance group experience to
those who may not have other opportunities
to join a performance group. There are also
SoundReach choirs in Coralville, Marion,
Davenport, and Urbandale with a combined
membership of 140 people. All SoundReach
choirs are directed by board-certified music
therapists with extensive backgrounds in
working with people with disabilities. This
concert will feature Movie Theme Songs.

Jun
7
Fri
Finding Jazz Music with Spotify and YouTube @ The Senior Center
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Fee: none. Registration required.
Membership Required
Friday, 6/7
1 – 2 PM in room 202
Presenter: Eric Rumsey
Like all kinds of music, there’s a rich supply
of jazz in online streaming sources, including
Spotify and YouTube. We’ll start with a brief
introduction to these sources, and discuss the
pros and cons of each. Spotify is especially
good because it’s easily usable on portable
devices and because it has a voluminous
supply of playlists. YouTube has the obvious
benefit that much of the music includes
video as well as audio, and also that songs are
accompanied by text descriptions. Although most of the examples in the class will be on
pre-1945 jazz, because that’s the facilitator’s
particular interest, the basic methods of
finding all jazz are similar.

Jun
8
Sat
Dreamwell Theatre Presents: Marjorie Prime @ The Senior Center
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Saturday, 6/8
2 PM and 7 PM in the Assembly Room
Marjorie Prime is a play by Jordan Harrison
that takes place approximately thirty years in
the future. In the age of artificial intelligence,
85 year old Marjorie — a jumble of disparate,
fading memories — has a handsome new
companion who’s programmed to feed the
story of her life back to her. What would we
remember, and what would we forget, if given
the chance? This play, a 2015 Pulitzer Prize
finalist, explores the mysteries of human
identity, self and shadow, and the limits — if
any — of what technology can replace.

Jun
13
Thu
University of Iowa Museum of Art @ The Senior Center
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
University of Iowa Museum of Art @ The Senior Center  | Iowa City | Iowa | United States

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Thursdays, 5/9, 6/13, 7/11
10 – 11:30 AM in room 208
Presenter: Amanda Lensing
Join staff and volunteers from the University
of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art on the second
Thursday of each month for a lively art
appreciation presentation. Each month they
will bring in the new topic, some connected
with current exhibits, others of general
interest.

Jun
14
Fri
YouTube as an Online Music Service @ The Senior Center
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Fee: none. Registration required.
Membership Required
Friday, 6/14
1 – 2 PM in room 202
Presenters: Eric Rumsey and Rob Dietrich
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. In this
class, we’ll show you how to find music in
YouTube, and how to organize it by making
playlists of your favorites.

Jul
6
Sat
Milonga (Tango Dance Party) @ The Senior Center
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Milonga (Tango Dance Party) @ The Senior Center | Iowa City | Iowa | United States

Fee: $5/person; pay at the door. No
registration.
Membership Not Required
Saturdays, 5/4, 7/6, 8/3
7:30 – 11 PM in the Assembly Room
Join us for a Milonga hosted by the Iowa
City Tango Club. A Milonga is a festive time
to concentrate on dancing, socializing, and
enjoying food and refreshment with fellow
dancers and friends. Dance, listen, and enjoy
authentic Argentine tango music. Admission
includes some snacks and non-alcoholic
drinks. Feel free to bring your own favorite
snacks or non-alcoholic beverage to share.
Help with set-up and take-down is welcome.

Jul
27
Sat
Welcome to Medicare @ The Senior Center
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:15 pm
Welcome to Medicare @ The Senior Center | Iowa City | Iowa | United States

Fee: none. Registration required.
Membership Not Required
Thursday, 5/30
6 – 8:15 PM in room 202
Saturday, 6/29
10 AM – 12:15 PM in room 202
Saturday, 7/27
10 AM – 12:15 PM in room 202
Thursday, 8/29
6 PM – 8:15 PM in room 202
Presenters: SHIIP Counselors
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.
SHIIP, the Senior Health Insurance Information
Program, is a service of the State of Iowa. SHIIP
counselors are trained by the state and do not sell
or promote any insurance companies, policies, or
agents. The Center is a local sponsor for SHIIP in
Johnson County.

Aug
5
Mon
Death Café @ The Senior Center
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Death Café @ The Senior Center | Iowa City | Iowa | United States

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Mondays, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5
2 – 3 PM in room 209
Facilitators: Michelle Buhman and Craig Mosher
A Death Café 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 deathcafe.com.