Spring 2016 Courses and Special Events
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300 of the Hardest Miles: The Mormon Trail in Iowa

2016: A Transitional Year for Politics in Iowa and the Nation

A Short History of Railroads in Iowa

Behind the Scenes: 9-1-1 Call Center

Behind the Scenes: DSM Airport

Behind the Scenes: Polk County Jail

Behind the Scenes: Recycling

Behind the Scenes: WDM Police Dept.

Bonnie and Clyde

Bringing The Glass Menagerie to Stage

Chair Yoga

Compassion and Choices

Crossing Cultural Barriers through Art

DART Central Station:
Behind the Scenes and a Route 60 Bus Ride

Day Trip to Kalona: Amish Country

Des Moines Art Center Theme Tours:
Arts & Letters
“Selfies”: Do We See Ourselves as Others See Us?
Introduction to the Des Moines Art Center: Art and Architecture

The Pappajohn Sculpture Park: Theirs or Ours?


Difficult Conversations: 10 Things to Share with Your Children

Essential Oils 101

Hearts & Homes Teas:
Gardening

Mother's Day

History of Coal Mining in Iowa

How Iowa Met Baseball

Introduction to Microsoft Software:
Beginning Word I
Beginning Word II
Beginning Excel
Beginning Excel II


iPhone Basics

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

Loon Magic

Mah Jongg for Fun

Meditation Coloring

Modern Dance Demystified

My Family’s Experiences in the Holocaust

Nutrition Basics for a Healthier, Happier Life

Photo Tour of Woodland Cemetery

Protecting Your Legacy: Estate Planning

Sticks Design Studio Tour

Striving for Balance

Tools of the Metaphysician

Traveling the Former Roman Empire

A Trip through Iowa’s Military History

The Troubled Relationship Between Philosophy & Religion

Two Rivers Run Through It

UFO Phenomena

Vikings: Raiders to Rulers

Walking Tour of Woodland Cemetery