Nov
15
Thu
Advance Health Care Planning Workshop @ The Senior Center
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Advance Health Care Planning Workshop @ The Senior Center

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:
u Tips to start conversations about what is
important to you
u Considerations for choosing a health care
agent (surrogate decision maker)
u Advance care planning resources available to
you in the community
“With my advance directive, I know I will have a
voice if the time comes when I cannot speak.”
—A community member

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

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.

Nov
18
Sun
Art in the Afternoon @ The Senior Center
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Art in the Afternoon @ The Senior Center

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 fall we will add to the
growing list with four remarkable artists.
9/16: Thomas Agran’s studio work focuses
on the mid-western landscape, its total
transformation through agriculture, and
the political, social, and environmental
consequences of that change. Some of his
paintings also explore the complicated nexus
of food, agriculture, nostalgia, and marketing.
Agran’s paintings can be found in numerous
public and private collections including
the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and the
Grinnell College Prairie Studies Collection.
Over the past 5 years, public art has become
an important (seasonal) part of Agran’s
practice, and he has executed and assisted
with numerous large scale murals in Iowa City
and Cedar Rapids. Agran works as the Director
of Public Art for the Iowa City Downtown
District, teaches painting and drawing, and
lives in Iowa City with his family.

Family Folk Machine Presents: Stand by Me: Songs of Friendship @ The Senior Center
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm
Family Folk Machine Presents: Stand by Me: Songs of Friendship @ The Senior Center

The Family Folk Machine will present Stand by
Me: Songs of Friendship in two concerts this fall
on Sunday, November 11 at 3 PM at the Senior
Center, and Sunday, November 18 at 3 PM at the
Old Capitol Senate Chamber. FFM will perform
songs about different aspects of friendship and
songs that say, “You sing for me, I’ll sing for you—
we need each other, yes we do. It takes good music
every day to keep those lonesome blues away.”
Join us for this musical exploration of friendship!

Nov
19
Mon
Knit 101: Learn How To Knit @ The Senior Center
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Knit 101: Learn How To Knit @ The Senior Center

Have you read all the “how to knit” books,
watched YouTube videos a gazillion times, and
are still unclear as to actually knit?
Join an actual instructor face to face, yarn to yarn,
and needles to needles as you explore the basics
of knitting: terminology, cast on, the garter stitch,
and bind off. This is a one-session class. Equipment/
materials needed: size US 8 straight needles
(10″ recommended); 229 yards of light color, worsted
weight yarn; tapestry or darning needle.
Angie Jordan has over 20 years of knitting experience
and over 8 years of teaching knitting. She emphasizes
patience and mindfulness while growing your confidence
in your ability to knit in your own unique style.

Nov
20
Tue
Book Report @ The Senior Center
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Book Report @ The Senior Center  | Iowa City | Iowa | United States

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.

Nov
24
Sat
Barn Dance @ The Senior Center
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Barn Dance @ The 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 P

Nov
28
Wed
Knit 101: Learn How To Knit @ The Senior Center
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Knit 101: Learn How To Knit @ The Senior Center

Have you read all the “how to knit” books,
watched YouTube videos a gazillion times, and
are still unclear as to actually knit?
Join an actual instructor face to face, yarn to yarn,
and needles to needles as you explore the basics
of knitting: terminology, cast on, the garter stitch,
and bind off. This is a one-session class. Equipment/
materials needed: size US 8 straight needles
(10″ recommended); 229 yards of light color, worsted
weight yarn; tapestry or darning needle.
Angie Jordan has over 20 years of knitting experience
and over 8 years of teaching knitting. She emphasizes
patience and mindfulness while growing your confidence
in your ability to knit in your own unique style.

Nov
30
Fri
Get Free Books, Magazines, Movies and More with your Library Card! @ The Senior Center
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Get Free Books, Magazines, Movies and More with your Library Card! @ The Senior Center

Discover the great resources the library offers
for your smartphone or tablet. Library patrons
can learn how to use the various apps to access
what the library has to offer. Bring your library
card, library card password/pin, and your device,
and we’ll get you started! Please note that if
you live outside of Iowa City, you need to bring
your Coralville or North Liberty library card and
password. Presented in partnership with the Iowa
City Public Library.

Dec
1
Sat
Milonga (Tango Dance Party) @ The Senior Center
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Milonga (Tango Dance Party) @ The Senior Center

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.