Jul
19
Fri
Lunch Around the Town @ The Senior Center
Jul 19 @ 10:50 am

Fee: Free bus fare; pay for your own meal.
Registration required.
Membership Not Required
Fridays, 5/17, 6/21, 7/19, 8/16
Meet in the Senior Center lobby
Guide: Kelly Schneider
Join the Johnson County Mobility
Coordinator, Kelly Schneider, this summer
for a series of community outings using the
area’s finest mode of transportation–the bus!
One Friday each month we will meet in the
Senior Center lobby, walk to the bus stop,
and catch a ride to various restaurants in the
community for lunch. This will be a fun and
new way to get your daily steps in, socialize
over lunch, and gain experience riding the
bus. Kelly will serve as the tour guide leading
you along the way. The bus fare will be
covered. Plan to do some walking and pay for
the cost of your lunch.
7/19: Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack
in Iowa City
Jimmy Jack’s has earned its bragging rights
by winning multiple awards for best BBQ.
Sandwiches cost $6-$8, and meals range from
$11-$15. Meet at the Senior Center at 11:30
AM and expect to return around 2:50 PM. We
will be at the restaurant for 1 hour and 45
minutes. Explore the Mall route for the trip to
Jimmy Jack’s, which entails about 14 minutes
of walking broken up into segments.

Jul
20
Sat
English Country Dance @ The Senior Center
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Fee: Sliding scale $3-$6; pay what you can at
the door. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Saturdays, 5/18, 7/20, 8/17
7 – 10 PM in the Assembly Room
Come to the English Country Dance and
enjoy moving in smooth figures to gorgeous
live music. Everyone who wants to dance is
guaranteed a partner. Each dance is taught,
and all ages are encouraged to participate. The
dance form dates back to the 16th century.
It appears in some movies portraying Queen
Elizabeth I, as well as in film adaptations of
Dickens and Jane Austen novels. Each dance
has its own music. The tunes are hauntingly
beautiful, ranging from old ballads, jigs,
and reels to several immortalized in classical
music and opera.

Jul
21
Sun
Art in the Afternoon @ The Senior Center
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Sundays, 5/19, 6/9, 7/21
1 – 2:30 PM in the Assembly Room
Organizer: The ArtiFactory
Since February of 2016, Art in the Afternoon
has been a monthly showcase for Iowa City
area artists to present their artwork and
display their skills. These programs are free
and open to the public. This summer we will
add to the growing list with four remarkable
artists.
7/21: Jeff Allen
Jeff Allen founded the Plein Air Painters of
Iowa and is a past member of the Plein Air
Painters of Chicago, artist member of the
Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts of
Chicago, Iowa Artists, and the Cedar Rapids
Drawing Group. Jeff explains, “Painting is
a process of problem solving. Problems of
light, shadow, composition, form, rhythm,
along with what you want to say. If you ask
yourself the right questions while standing
in front of the canvas, you can create a
painting that the viewer can connect with.
Words alone are not enough.” Jeff’s work
has been described as bold, yet soft; pastoral
with a certain dreamlike, ethereal quality;
and impressionistic realism. Jeff draws his
inspiration from the Iowa landscape and the
group of friends that surround him.

Jul
25
Thu
Advance Health Care Planning Workshop @ The Senior Center
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: none. Registration required.
Membership Not Required
Thursday, 7/25
10 AM – 12 PM in room 208
Presenter: Emily Edrington
What if you had an injury or illness that left
you unable to communicate? Would your
family or friends know what kind of medical
treatment you would want? The Senior
Center will offer a 2-hour workshop to
prepare individuals to complete an advance
directive document using the Honoring
Your Wishes health care directive, a legal
document in the state of Iowa. In addition,
this workshop will present:
Tips to start conversations about what is
important to you
Considerations for choosing a health care
agent (surrogate decision maker)
Advance care planning resources available
to you in the community

Jul
31
Wed
SSRO Presents: When the West Was Wild @ The Senior Center
Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Wednesday, 7/31
2 PM in the Assembly Room
Performers: Senior Standing Room Only
In the late 1940s and 1950s, the Western
genre was ubiquitous in film, radio, television,
and music. We wanted to grow up to be that
cowboy or cowgirl portrayed as one who
“always roped better, rode better, sang better,
and shot better than anyone.” This summer,
The Center’s reader’s theatre group will
explore the legends, myths, and songs of the
era of the cowboy, as they were romanticized
and immortalized in the media. We will end
our program with Jack Benny’s radio version
of that epic of the West, the Stanley Kramer
production of “High Noon.” Afterwards, join
us for refreshments.

Aug
3
Sat
Milonga (Tango Dance Party) @ The Senior Center
Aug 3 @ 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.

Aug
9
Fri
Memory Café @ The Senior Center
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Fridays, 5/10, 6/14, 7/12, 8/9
10 – 11 AM in room 208
Facilitator: Alzheimer’s Association
Memory Café is a welcoming gathering place
where people living with memory loss and
their partners can come together to relax,
socialize with others, and enjoy a cup of
coffee, an activity, or a presentation.
What to expect: peer support; social
connections with individuals with
shared experiences; an informal, relaxed,
stigma-free environment; opportunities
for education, support, enrichment, and
friendship.
What not to expect: formal supervision or
care service; support group facilitation.
Who should attend: Individuals
concerned about their memory or who
have been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive
Impairment, Early Stage Alzheimer’s,
Dementia, or a related disorder, and their
friends and families.

Aug
16
Fri
Hearing Society of Iowa Potluck @ The Senior Center
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fee: none. Register by contacting Jim
Mayfield at MyTinEar@aol.com.
Membership Not Required
Fridays, 6/28, 8/16
11 AM – 1 PM in room 208
Hosts: Jim and Mary Lou Mayfield
Hearing Society of Iowa is a social get together
for people with hearing loss or those who
have a family member with hearing loss. We
share information on problems, experiences,
and how we manage our lives. We are not
alone, and it is important to realize that
others share the same issues and concerns.
We have potluck gatherings at the Senior
Center several times a year with a social hour
at 11 AM and lunch at 12 PM. Contact Jim
Mayfield at MyTinEar@aol.com to learn about
additional meetings and events.

Book Report @ The Senior Center
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Required
Tuesdays, 5/21, 6/18, 7/16, 8/20
2 – 3:30 PM in room 209
Facilitator: Diana Durham
A book club that meets once a month for an
informal round table discussion and sharing
of books you have enjoyed reading. Choose
your favorite author old or new, best sellers
or classic, fiction, non-fiction, short stories
or poetry. Not limited to presenters; anyone
who is interested in finding new authors
while exploring the abundance of reading
opportunities in our City of Literature is
welcome.
Diana Durham, an avid reader, looks forward
to sharing her favorite books and expanding
her repertoire by listening and exploring your
suggestions.

Aug
17
Sat
English Country Dance @ The Senior Center
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Fee: Sliding scale $3-$6; pay what you can at
the door. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Saturdays, 5/18, 7/20, 8/17
7 – 10 PM in the Assembly Room
Come to the English Country Dance and
enjoy moving in smooth figures to gorgeous
live music. Everyone who wants to dance is
guaranteed a partner. Each dance is taught,
and all ages are encouraged to participate. The
dance form dates back to the 16th century.
It appears in some movies portraying Queen
Elizabeth I, as well as in film adaptations of
Dickens and Jane Austen novels. Each dance
has its own music. The tunes are hauntingly
beautiful, ranging from old ballads, jigs,
and reels to several immortalized in classical
music and opera.