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Mow Less May

No Mow MayAbout Mow Less May
Mow Less May is a movement to support pollinators like bees and butterflies to help keep them safe as they emerge for the season.

What the Buzz Is About
The concept began with Bee City USA, and encourages residents to mow less, or to leave portions of a lawn with longer grasses, and allow flowers to bloom during that time. 

The start of the growing season is a critical time for hungry, newly-emerged native bees. Floral resources may be hard to find, especially in urban and suburban landscapes. By allowing lawns (or parts of lawns) to grow longer and letting flowers bloom, your lawn can provide nectar and pollen to help bee neighbors thrive. 

Mow Every Two Weeks
Iowa State Extension encourages participating in Mow Less May by mowing every two weeks. By mowing every two weeks (rather than not mowing the entire month) you can:
  • Decrease the lawn damage that could happen when trying to get the lawn back into a normal summer cut.
  • Reduce damage to the lawn from weedy or invasive plants, cutting too much off at once, or from long grass clippings not getting caught or raked. 
  • See more Mow Less May tips from Iowa State Extension.
Mow lessTall Lawn Ordinance Enforcement
  • Coralville will suspend ordinance enforcement for unkept residential lawns one mower width’s back of the sidewalk during the month of May. 
  • Residential lawns participating in Mow Less May must be mowed no later than the first Sunday in June in order to avoid a violation notification.
  • This does not apply to commercial businesses. Mow Less May is for residential properties, and does not apply to commercial areas.
Things to Know (Before You Let It Grow):
  • You must mow the right-of-way between the curb and the sidewalk, and one mower's width on the other side of the sidewalk. This keeps the grass from impeding pedestrians.
  • We recommend maintaining a mowed band around the entire perimeter of your property. This delineates the property line and is being a good neighbor.  
  • Talk to your neighboring property owners, and let them know you are participating in Mow Less May.   
Other Ways to Support Pollinators
There are many ways besides Mow Less May to support pollinators. You can:
  • Plant a flowering tree.  
  • Plant pollinating-supporting plants in flower gardens. 
  • Choose an area of the yard to go native permanently. Best practices include: 
    • Choosing a side or back portion of your lawn.   
    • Seed intentionally and weed intentionally. Native landscapes are not letting a lawn just grow long. It should be easy to inventory native plants on the property and to see that the native landscape is well-maintained. 
    • Mowed bands should be in place between the native lawn area and neighboring property owners. 

Stay Connected with ICSC - April 30, 2024

Parkinson's Movement Training (free class!), Ukulele Friends, Give the Gift of Planning Ahead
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Stay Connected with ICSC!

April 30, 2024


In this newsletter:

  • What Is Good for Your Heart Is Good for Your Brain: Outlive Book Club
  • Parkinson's Movement Training
  • Mindful Walking
  • Ukulele Friends
  • Queer Elders
  • Fresh Conversations
  • Give the Gift of Information & Organization to Loved Ones
  • Social Isolation, Loneliness, and Depression in Seniors: Local & International Perspectives on Causes and Prevention
  • Death Café
  • Thinking FAST to Recognize and Prevent Stroke
  • BeMoved Dance
  • Bowling
  • The American Experience Through Poetry
  • Watercolor Techniques Workshop
  • Beginning Tap Dance
  • Beginning-Intermediate Tap Dance
  • AARP Driver Safety
  • Write Your Life Story
  • Free Vehicle Technology Workshop
  • Book Report
  • Nature Connections: Welcoming the Brood 13
  • ICSC in North Liberty
  • ICSC at the Movies
  • Spring Concerts & Performances
  • Community Announcements

Calendar  

Upcoming Classes & Events

For multi-session programs with registration, please sign up prior to the first meeting date and plan to attend all or most sessions.

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What Is Good for Your Heart Is Good for Your Brain: A Brain Wellness Book Club

Wednesdays, May 1 - Jun 5, 9-10:30 am
Location: Room 302
Register online or call 319-356-5220

Join Michelle Voss and guests from her UI Health, Brain, and Cognition Lab for a book club series that will interactively guide you through Peter Attia’s book Outlive, with a focus on brain wellness. This six-week class will cover how heart and metabolic health affect your personal risk for cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s, and how/why physical activity and sleep hygiene are essential to brain wellness. We will have assigned readings each week, followed by discussion and interactive activities during class. Each class ends with reflection on your lifestyle and developing personal tactics to build brain wellness. The book is provided. Fee: $10 to cover part of the book cost; pay ICSC at registration (fee waived for participants in ICSC's low-income membership program). Membership required.

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Parkinson's Movement Training

Wednesdays, May 1 - Aug 28, 10-11 am
Location: Assembly Room
Register online or call 319-356-5220

This class is designed for individuals with Parkinson's Disease and uses a variety of exercises to work on movement strategies, gait, balance, strength and flexibility. Movement Training may use equipment, including hand weights, bands, and balls. This class is sponsored by the American Parkinson Disease Association Iowa Chapter and is no cost to participate for individuals with Parkinson's Disease and care partners.

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Mindful Walking

Wednesdays, 10-11 am
Location: Crandic Park (51 Rocky Shore Dr, Iowa City)
Register online or call 319-356-5220
Leader: Jay Gilchrist

Join us for a slow, meditative walk (interspersed with a little talk) starting at Crandic Park and enjoying the vegetation, fish, fowl, and flow along the Iowa River! Based on the principles of mindfulness-based stress reduction, this group is a spinoff of the Mindfulness Meditation 101 class offered at the Senior Center. All are welcome, no previous training is necessary. New participants need to register; space is limited due to parking.

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Ukulele Friends

Wednesdays, May 1 - Jun 26, 1-2:30 pm
Location: Room 305

Do you play the ukulele, or are you interested in learning how? Do you enjoy singing simple, familiar songs? Please consider sitting in with a friendly group who get together once a week to practice, learn new songs, and chat. You’ll be welcome whether you want to play, sing, or just listen.

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Queer Elders

Meetings: Wed, May 1 & 15, 2-3pm
Location: Room 309

Movie: Wednesdays, May 8, 2 pm
Location: Room 308

This is a social group for LGBTQ elders to come together, share stories, and find community. In addition to organizing social activities for members, the group supports the LBGTQ Iowa Archives and Library through collecting oral histories and gathering materials for the archive. For members who have the interest, there are also opportunities for sharing our experiences with the wider community. Our latest addition is an afternoon movie on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. For regular updates, see our Facebook page: "Queer Elders of Iowa City."

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Fresh Conversations

Thursdays, May 2, 11 am - 12 pm
Location: Room 307
Register online or call 319-356-5220
Presenter: Linn County Public Health

Learn about healthy, affordable meal ideas and how to stay active and have fun. We will also try a tasty recipe. Fresh Conversations is a free education program and friendly group discussion that shares tips and sensible solutions to everyday problems that get in the way of doing what most people want to do: eat well and live well!

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Give the Gift of Information & Organization to Loved Ones

Thursdays, May 2, 16, 30, Jun 13, 27
12:00-1:30 pm
Location: Hybrid (Room 308 & Zoom)
Register online or call 319-356-5220
Instructor: Mary McCall

In this series of workshops, we will work our way through the book by AARP and the American Bar Association entitled Checklist for My Family: A Guide to My History, Financial Plans and Final Wishes. Each session will cover a focused topic and 1-2 chapters of the book, facilitating your organization of vital information for your family or loved ones to know in case of your incapacitation or end- of-life. Topics include:

  • Legal and Medical: Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Directives, and Final Wishes
  • Personal, Medical, Family History
  • Financial Issues I: Banking, Savings, Investments
  • Financial Issues II: Benefits (retirement, veterans), Real Estate, Other Assets
  • Conclusion and Wrap-up

Fee: $100 with book included or $90 if you provide your own book ($67.50 for participants in ICSC's low-income membership program); pay instructor.

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Social Isolation, Loneliness, and Depression in Seniors: Local & International Perspectives on Causes and Prevention

Friday, May 3, 12-1 pm
Location: Room 308
Register online or call 319-356-5220
Presenter: Mary McCall

Loneliness has been described as one of the “new epidemics” in the U.S. This presentation and discussion will describe the relationships and differences between social isolation, loneliness, and depression, providing local and international examples of the contributing factors as well as ways to prevent or address social isolation and loneliness in seniors. Membership required.

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Death Café

Friday, May 3, 2 pm
Location: Room 307
Facilitator: Mary McCall

A Death Café is a safe place for people to talk about death in order to make the most of life. New people are encouraged to join anytime. This is not a bereavement support group or grief counseling session. This is open to people of all ages, no membership or registration required. For more information on the purpose of this group, visit deathcafe.com.

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Thinking FAST to Recognize and Prevent Stroke

Monday, May 6, 10-11 am
Location: Room 308
Register online or call 319-356-5220
Presenter: University of Iowa Health Care

Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States. In this program, you will learn how to recognize stroke symptoms and important strategies for stroke prevention. We will also explore stroke care from a historical perspective in addition to the impact of the disease both locally, globally, and with select populations of people.

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BeMoved Dance

Mondays, May 6 - Jun 17, 10:30-11:30 am

Tuesdays, May 7 - Jun 11, 10:30-11:30 am

Wednesdays, May 8 - Jun 12, 1-2 pm

Location: Room G13
Register: Email [email protected]
Instructor: Hillary Granfield

A dance fitness experience for people of all movement abilities; newcomers welcome anytime. Learn more at bemoveddance.com. Fee: $60 for a 6-week session, $12 for a single class, additional options are available for those attending multiple times per week; pay instructor.

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Bowling

Tuesdays, May 7 & 21, Jun 4 & 18, 1-3 pm
Location: Colonial Lanes

The Senior Bowling Group meets at Colonial Lanes on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday afternoons of each month. The cost is $2 per game, and you can bowl 1, 2, or 3 games as you feel comfortable doing. Balls and shoes are available at Colonial Lanes with a cost for shoe rental, or bring your own if you have them. We bowl for fun and fellowship; all are welcome, we’d be happy to have you join us! For more information, call Beverly Tyree at 319-351-1447 and leave a message.

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The American Experience Through Poetry

Tuesdays, May 7 - Jun 11, 2-3:30 pm
Location: Room 311
Register online or call 319-356-5220
Instructor: Michael Sinclair

Join us as we read and closely examine a selection of American poetry, both historical and current. We'll unlock at least two poems each session, considering our reactions. We will uncover each poem's use of literary devices, including voice, point-of-view, discussing possible (or probable) situations to which the poet has responded. Those wishing to respond in kind with their own writing are invited to do so, though it isn't required. A new collection of poems will be introduced in this series. Membership required.

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Watercolor Techniques Workshop

Thursdays, May 9 - Jun 20, 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Room G07
Register online or call 319-356-5220
Instructor: Dr. Hani Elkadi

This class will include independent and collaborative training of various techniques of watercolor usage as an art medium that needs no previous experience. The various activities will focus on two main objectives: the first is still life rendering of composition or an object, and the second is imaginative expression of various ideas and/or emotions as a visual response to an event, a poem, or a story. Students will need to bring good quality watercolor paper, a set of 24 watercolors, and a set of Prisma color pencils. Both new and returning students are welcome. Fee: $140 ($105 for participants in ICSC's low-income membership program); pay instructor. Membership required.

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Beginning Tap Dance

Thursdays, May 9 - Jun 27, 10:30-11:30 am
Location: Room G13
Register online or call 319-356-5220
Instructor: Patti Burger

Beginning Tap Dance will introduce its students to the fundamental steps, rhythms, and vocabulary which comprise the basics of tap dance. Shoes appropriate to this activity will be discussed in class; comfortable exercise or casual clothing can be worn. No prior dance experience is required. This class is great exercise to great music! Membership required.

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Beginning-Intermediate Tap Dance

Thursdays, May 9 - Jun 27, 11:35 - 12:50 pm
Location: Room G13
Register online or call 319-356-5220
Instructor: Patti Burger

Beginning-Intermediate Tap Dance will continue to add and develop intermediate tap steps, vocabulary, and rhythms onto basic tap skills. Membership required.

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AARP Driver Safety

Friday, May 10, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Room 302
Register online or call 319-356-5220
Presenter: Duane Haas

What are you driven by? Whether it is enjoying the open road before you or feeling the sand between your toes, there's no limit to where you can go with the AARP Driver Safety course. You will learn proven safety strategies to maintain your confidence behind the wheel, so you can make new memories on the road. And with the AARP Driver Safety course, there are no tests. You simply sign up and learn. AARP Driver Safety course teaches:

  • Defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, and rules of the road
  • How to deal with aggressive drivers
  • How to properly safely use anti-lock brakes, air bags, and safety belts
  • Techniques for handling left turns, right-of way, blind spots and more

Plus, some insurance companies offer a discount for completing the course. Fee: $20 for AARP members, $25 for non-AARP members; pay instructor.

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Write Your Life Story

Fri, May 10, 24, Jun 14, 28, 1-2:30 pm
Location: Room 308
Register online or call 319-356-5220
Instructor: Marge Daniels

Write about the people, places, and events that have created your memories. We encourage and inspire writing using our own everyday voice (vocabulary, grammar, etc.). Authors usually read their stories for the other writers to listen and offer supportive and constructive comments to help the story. Sharing is optional. Membership required.

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Free Vehicle Technology Workshop

Friday, May 10, 2-3:30 pm
Location: Room 302
Register online or call 319-356-5220

Technology is changing the driving experience. The Smart DriverTEK workshop, developed jointly by AARP Driver Safety and The Hartford, will keep you in the know about the latest high-tech safety features in your current or future car. Learn about blind-spot warning systems, forward collision warnings, smart headlights, and more. This is a free workshop presented by AARP volunteers.

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Book Report

Tues, May 14, 10:30 am - 12 pm
Location: Room 307
Facilitator: Cheryl Walsh

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 classics, fiction, non-fiction, short stories, or poetry. Feel free to come just to listen.

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Nature Connections: Welcoming the Brood 13

Tuesday, May 14, 2-3 pm
Location: Room 302
Register online or call 319-356-5220
Presenters: Johnson County Conservation Program Interns

Cicadas are coming! Brood 13 is emerging from their subterranean nursery in May 2024. These periodical cicadas only emerge from the ground every 17 years in parts of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, so this is a special event. Come learn about these secretive creatures with a Johnson County Conservation naturalist, and what to expect when thousands begin to emerge throughout Johnson County in late May. Membership required.

Announcements  

Senior Center Announcements

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Upcoming Holidays

The Senior Center will be closed for holiday observances on the following dates:

  • Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)
  • Wednesday, June 19 (Juneteenth)
  • Thursday, July 4 (U.S. Independence Day)

ICSC in North Liberty

Thanks to grant support from the City of North Liberty in 2023-2024, the Senior Center is able to provide programs and services for older adults in North Liberty, plus discounted ICSC membership for seniors who reside in North Liberty.

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Making Friends with Movement

Thursdays, May 2 - Jun 27, 9-9:45 am
Location: Ranshaw House
Register online or call 319-356-5220
Facilitator: Emily Edrington

Has regular exercise never really come naturally for you? Or maybe you’ve fallen out of the habit after an injury or illness got in the way? Join us at the Ranshaw House on Thursday mornings for some gentle movement in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This class will serve up a sampler platter of movement activities--including chair yoga, stretch bands, Tai Chi & Qigong, walking, and more--for you to try out, modify, and see what you like. The goal is to experiment and find ways to have a good time moving your body, with support from others in a similar boat, in order to make friends with movement and maybe even make friends through movement.

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Coffee Talk & Rec(ommendation) Room

Thursdays, May 2 - Jun 27, 10-11 am
Location: Ranshaw House
Host: Emily Edrington

Join folks from the Iowa City Senior Center for coffee, company, and conversation on Thursday mornings. Bring your hot tips and cool recommendations to our Rec(ommendation) Room. Tell us about great books, movies, podcasts, restaurants, museums, walking trails, travel destinations...anything you are currently loving and want to share with others! The Ranshaw House has a big screen TV and internet connection, so we can always pull up websites and videos (a movie trailer on YouTube, for example) to illustrate your suggestions. Among the recommendations we’d love to hear, tell us what kind of classes and activities you want to see organized for older adults in North Liberty. If we reach a lull in conversation, we can always pull out the old Scrabble game or checkerboard.

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Did you know?

The Iowa City Senior Center offers various free services in North Liberty that many seniors (and adults of all ages) may find useful.

  • Advance Health Care Planning
  • Caregiver Information and Referral
  • SHIIP Medicare Counseling

You can make an appointment online or by calling us at 319-356-5220.


Movies  

ICSC at the Movies

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Film Fridays

Join us Fridays at 2 pm for a volunteer-curated line-up of movies shown on the big screen in the Senior Center Assembly Room (unless otherwise noted), plus fresh popcorn!

Movies are shown with closed captions or English subtitles when available.

This week:
May 3: Lion (2017) – Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of kilometers across India, away from home and family. He is eventually adopted by an Australian couple, but 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Watch trailer.

Coming soon:
May 10: Green Book (2017)
May 17: 20th Century Women (2017)
May 24: The Holdovers (2024)
May 31: Tár (2022)

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Science on Screen: Away from Her

Tuesday, May 7, 7 pm
Location: FilmScene at the Chauncey

Join us at FilmScene to view the film Away From Her, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session related to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and the issues of caregiving for those living with AD and other dementias. This event is "pay as you wish" and open to everyone.

About the film: After 50 years together, Grant (Gordon Pinset) and Fiona's (Julie Christie) marriage is tested when she is moved into a nursing home after her Alzheimer's begins to be exacerbated. With her memory fading fast, she begins to develop a new relationship with one of theother residents, transferring her affections to another man. Sarah Polley's (Women Talking) feature directorial debut is a beautifully affecting story adapted from Alice Munro's The Bear Came Over the Mountain.

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Film Screening & Discussion for National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day: Some Ground to Stand On

Thursday, May 16, 2-3 pm
Location: Room 302

National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day, May 16, is an opportunity to recognize and pay tribute to earlier generations whose activism and bravery have created a path for younger community members to envision a future free from discrimination and stigmatization. In recognition of this day, ICSC’s Queer Elders group will host a film screening and discussion of Some Ground to Stand On (1998). This compelling documentary tells the life story of Blue Lunden, a working-class lesbian activist whose odyssey of personal transformation parallels lesbians' changing roles over the past 40 years.

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Cinema Salon

Tuesday, May 21, 3 pm
Location: FilmScene at The Chauncey
Register online or call 319-356-5220

Iowa City Senior Center members are invited to FilmScene to view a new film each month, followed by a 30-minute discussion facilitated by Frank Murray. Frank has a Ph.D. from Stanford University and 45 years of experience teaching literature, philosophy, and film. He enjoys examining the methods a film uses to convey meaning and listening to what others see and understand about the film. Screenings are open to the public and seating is first come, first served. Film titles are announced about two weeks in advance. Register by 5 pm the day before each screening. Fee: $6 for ICSC members (discounted); pay at the FilmScene box office. Membership required.


Spring Concerts & Performances

Concert season food drive!

Suggested donation: If you're able, we invite you to bring a food or personal care item for our pantry as “admission” to concerts at ICSC in May.

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Iowa City New Horizons Band Concerts

  • Ensembles: Tuesday, Apr 30, 2 pm
  • Full band: Thursday, May 2, 2 pm

Location: Assembly Room

Mark your calendars and plan to attend our ever-popular band concerts. The Iowa City New Horizons Band is made up of chronologically gifted musicians who practice every Tuesday and Thursday morning. Concert selections range from singable tunes you will know to cutting edge works that might surprise you. The small group ensembles will perform on April 30, and the full band concert will be held on May 2, both at 2 pm in the Senior Center Assembly Room.

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Tremble Clefs Concert

Friday, May 3, 10:30 am
Location: Assembly Room

Tremble Clefs, a choir for individuals with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers and family members, invites you to join them for their spring concert featuring the Heavenly Hawkeyes Choir, college students from UI REACH, and the Music Therapy program at the University of Iowa. We present songs from throughout the generations to make your spring season special. If you have any questions, contact Sun Joo Lee at [email protected].

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Family Folk Machine Concert

Sunday, May 12, 3 pm
Location: Englert Theatre

Join us as the Family Folk Machine presents "Dreaming of Justice: Songs for a Crowded Table," with special guest LaTasha DeLoach! The FFM, Iowa City's intergenerational choir, will share songs new and old that reflect on our desire for a better world and our commitment to bringing it about. The concert will feature songs by Iris DeMent, Rhiannon Giddens, Tracy Chapman, Storm Large, Hozier, and other favorite artists, alongside three original songs being performed for the first time and audience sing-alongs. We hope you can join us! Admission is free, with donations accepted, and all are welcome!

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SSRO Presents: "Fractured Films, Ruptured Radio, and Fragmented Fairytales"

Wednesday, May 22, 2 pm
Location: Assembly Room

Join the SSRO Readers Theater troupe on May 22 for a performance filled with hilarious quips, classic comedy bits, and many knee-slapping surprises. You don't want to miss it! Reception to follow in the lobby.

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SoundReach Concert

Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 pm
Location: Assembly Room

SoundReach Choir is a performance group for adults with a variety of disabilities, under the direction of music therapists from West Music. SoundReach is designed to provide a structured community music experience for those who may not have other opportunities to join a performance group, and these groups are offered in cities all around Iowa. Learn more about SoundReach.

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Voices of Experience Concert & Ribbon Cutting for New Piano

Thursday, May 23, 2 pm
Location: Assembly Room
Director: Jon Ranard

The Spring Voices of Experience concert will feature work from Rachmaninoff to Marvin Hamlisch, and from sacred Latin literature to selections from The Music Man.

Friends of the Iowa City Senior Center also recently purchased a new piano for the Senior Center and we will be holding a ribbon cutting to celebrate this new purchase with the community.


Announcements  

Community Announcements

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Iowa City Fire Department urges residents and business owners to register with Community Connect

The Iowa City Fire Department is excited to announce a new partnership that will allow community members and business owners to share important information and help firefighters better protect people and property. ICFD has partnered with Community Connect, a free platform for sharing critical information about your household or business. By sharing helpful information that residents and business owners feel is important, ICFD firefighters will be better equipped to protect you, your loved ones, employees, and property as efficiently as possible.

How to use Community Connect
Interested community members can create a free account here. Once you've created your profile, share whatever information you think may help firefighters responding to your home or business in an emergency based on the categories provided within the platform. All data uploaded to Community Connect is safe and secure and will only be used to aid in an emergency response.

Residents
Those creating a residential profile may include information on their property, who lives in the home and if they have any specific needs, as well as information regarding household pets.

Businesses
Business owners can provide information on fire control systems, emergency contact information, if employees have any specific needs, and any images or documents outlining emergency plans.

Why is this important for first responders?
Community Connect gives first responders access to critical information about your home or business while en route to an emergency in order to provide a faster and more efficient response. By knowing information such as garage codes or areas of the building that are difficult to access, ICFD firefighters will be able to develop an action plan to achieve the best possible outcome.

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Volunteer to Be a Friend with Compeer of Johnson County

The Compeer Program matches community volunteers in supported friendships with adults who are receiving mental health treatment. Compeer volunteers help provide rehabilitative social support, advocacy and companionship to their friend, which brings new access to the community for participants.

Learn about Compeer of Johnson County, who we
serve, and how you can make difference in someone's life by volunteering to be a friend. Attend an upcoming volunteer info session:

  • Tuesday, May 7, 12-12:30 pm
  • Tuesday, June 4, 12-12:30 pm
  • Monday, June 24, 6:30-7 pm

Please contact Sarah Ross at 319-383-6264 or [email protected] to RSVP and confirm the location.

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Free Medical Clinic Volunteer Opportunities

The Free Medical Clinic is looking for:

  • Providers - MD, ARNP, PA-C (Internal Med or Family Med experience preferred)
  • Pharmacy - pharmacists, pharm techs, and pharm students
  • Laboratory - blood draw/phlebotomy experience
  • Interpreter (Spanish + French) - strong fluency + medical terminology
  • Reception

Apply online at freemedicalclinic.org/give-time.


ICSC Expanded Hours

Thanks to the generous support from the Iowa City Council and City Manager's Office, the Iowa City Senior Center has extended its hours of operation to provide more opportunities for the public to enjoy our facilities. ICSC is now open:

  • Monday-Thursday, 8 am - 7 pm
  • Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm
  • Sunday, 12-5 pm

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Watch ICSC's Latest Videos on YouTube

Visit the Senior Center's YouTube channel to find our latest recorded programs available to watch online.


May-June 2024 Program Guide

May-June 2024 Program Guide

View it online or pick up a printed copy at the Senior Center or Iowa City Public Library.

Register for classes and activities now!


Registration opens May 1 for the Iowa City Emergency Services Youth Camp taking place July 8-9 and July 11-12

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Friends of the Library Annual Meeting

Coralville Public LibraryYou are invited to join the Friends of the Coralville Public Library at their Annual Meeting.  The Friends will celebrate and share what they have accomplished in the last year.  Activities will include recognizing volunteers and announcing the Teen Service award recipient.

This event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Date May 2, 2024
Time 6:00 PM
Location

Coralville Public Library


1401 5th St.
Coralville, IA 52241
Cost Free and open to the public

Book Mending at the Coralville Public Library

Coralville Public LibraryLearn about everyday repairs to give your books more life. Learn the parts of the book and strategies for repair of your books. The program is for favorite loved and worn books from your collection. We will not do in depth conservation, but we can provide contacts and resources for more unique and special books.

Date May 2, 2024
Time 5:30 PM
Location

Coralville Public Library


1401 5th St.
Coralville, IA 52241
Cost Free and open to the public

News – City of North Liberty, 04/29/2024

North Liberty is a growing, thriving and young community. Proud to be a family-friendly small town in the heart of Iowa.
 
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Cedar Rapids Traffic Alert - Mt. Vernon Road SE

Cedar Rapids LogoOn Tuesday, April 30th, Mt. Vernon Road SE will be reduced to one lane each direction between 20th Street and Knollwood Drive for potholing. This is in addition to the lane reductions already in place between 17th Street and 20th Street. Please use caution when driving through this construction area and be aware of shifting traffic lanes and head-to-head traffic. The work between 20th Street and Knollwood Drive is expected to be complete by end of day Tuesday.