Feb
4
Mon
Knitting: Beginner Mittens @ The Senior Center
Feb 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Knitting: Beginner Mittens @ The Senior Center  | Iowa City | Iowa | United States

Fee: $35, bring your own materials; pay
instructor. Registration required.
Membership Not Required
Mondays, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25
9 – 11 AM in room 205
Instructor: Angie Jordan
You know how to knit and purl? Let’s go to the
next level and make some mittens for the cold,
Iowa winters. In this class we will learn the rib
stitch, shaping, how to make a gusset, and knit
for a thumb.
Supplies: 160 – 200 yards worsted weight
yarn, US size 5 and US size 7 knitting doublepointed
needles, scissors, stitch markers, and a
tapestry needle.

Feb
6
Wed
The Changing Face of the Pentacrest @ The Senior Center
Feb 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Changing Face of the Pentacrest @ The Senior Center

Most Iowa City residents know the Pentacrest
as a complex of five buildings. Many are
unaware that numerous other structures once
stood on the grounds. The chronological
development of the Pentacrest, as well as its
naming, will be explored in this talk. This is a
two-part presentation, with the first covering
up to 1900 and the other from 1900 to the
present.

Feb
13
Wed
Knitting: Beginner Socks @ The Senior Center
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Knitting: Beginner Socks @ The Senior Center  | Iowa City | Iowa | United States

Fee: $45, bring your own materials; pay
instructor. Registration required.
Membership Not Required
Wednesdays, 2/13 – 3/6
9 – 11 AM on the Mezzanine (north)
Instructor: Angie Jordan
Are your feet jealous of all the hats you’ve been
making for your head? If so, let’s make them
some socks! This is a great sock class that has
you making socks quickly on size 6 needles
with worsted weight yarn. You will use your
knit and purl skills, knit entirely on double
pointed needles in the round, and do a bunch
of shaping as we learn to create the anatomy of
a sock, from cuff to toe.
Supplies: US 6 Double pointed needles, 250
yards worsted weight yarn, stitch markets,
tapestry needle, scissors.

Feb
14
Thu
University of Iowa Museum of Art @ The Senior Center
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
University of Iowa Museum of Art @ The Senior Center  | Iowa City | Iowa | United States

Join Amanda Lensing and guests from the
University of Iowa’s Museum of Art 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.

Feb
20
Wed
A Story of Iowa’s Counties @ The Senior Center
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
A Story of Iowa’s Counties @ The Senior Center

Did you ever wonder about the shapes of our
counties? And, what about those Spanish
names like Cerro Gordo and Palo Alto? This
presentation will begin with the origin of the
county concept in America and a brief overview
of all of the counties in the United States. The
talk will trace how the State of Iowa came to be,
from the Louisiana Purchase to our Statehood.
The naming of our counties will be explored
and some interesting tales will be related
concerning many of them.

Feb
22
Fri
Assistive Technology and Living Independently @ The Senior Center
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Assistive Technology and Living Independently @ The Senior Center

Fee: none. Registration required.
Membership Not Required
Friday, 2/22
1 – 2 PM in room 202
Presenter: Brianna Lewin
Assistive technology (AT) can sound intimidating
and expensive, but can include do-it-yourself,
low tech, or high tech options, dependent
on the barrier faced by an individual. This
presentation will provide an introduction to
assistive technology and the service lines of
the Assistive Technology Program at Easterseals
Iowa. It will also include possible AT ideas and
solutions to support living independently. Brianna
will bring examples to demonstrate.
Brianna Lewin is a Rural Rehabilitation & AT Center
Support Professional with Easterseals Iowa Assistive
Technology Program. She has a Bachelor’s Degree
in Social Work from the University of Iowa and has
experience in the fields of aging and disability.

Mar
1
Fri
Spring Gallery Walk @ The Senior Center
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spring Gallery Walk @ The Senior Center

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Friday, 3/1
5 – 8 PM in the Assembly Room
Artist: Mark Rushton
Mark Rushton’s exhibit will feature imaginary
landscapes and abstract atmospheres on canvas
and synthetic paper. Textured skies and vibrant
fields of color are the prominent subject matter.
For more information about Mark and his work,
see www.markrushton.com.