Fall 2015 Courses and Special Events
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Basic Ballet & Modern Dance

Become a River Rascal

Barns: Disappearing Landmarks

Des Moines Art Center Theme Tours:
Under the Sea: From Myth to Reality
The Pappajohn Sculpture Park: Theirs or Ours?
Laurel Nakadate: Strangers and Relations

Iowa Artists 2015: Laurel Teckemeyer Sculpture


Death and Dying in the Religions of the World

The American Experiment: The Formative Years

The Cuban Revolution

Bringing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to the Stage
at the Des Moines Community Playhouse


Chair Yoga

Cookin' with Katie:
Hearty Soups for 2 or 10+
Holiday Appetizers

Dart Central Station: Behind the Scenes & Route 60 Bus Ride

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Outside Garden Tour

The Drake Observatory, Dr. Daniel Morehouse and Drake University

A Trip Through Iowa’s Military History

Zoo University in Association with Senior College

Walking Tour of Woodland Cemetery

English Country Dance

Behind the Scenes at the Iowa DCI Criminalistics Lab

How to Avoid Getting Scammed

Living Longer, Dying Slower: Social Implications

Iowa’s Ethnic Heritage: A Brief History

Iowa’s Adult Criminal Justice Process

Behind the Scenes at the Des Moines International Airport
Hearts & Homes Teas:
Autumn on the Farm at the Turn of the 20th Century
Holiday Tips from the Early 20th Century

Henry A. Wallace: His Public Service

Voyage to the Bottom of the World:
Antarctica, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia Island


Religion, Media and Popular Culture

The History of Early Des Moines

Reiki I

Behind the Scenes at the Polk County Jail

Europe and the Holocaust

Behind the Scenes of a 9-1-1 Call Center

Italian Renaissance: Politics and Art Collide

The Healing Touch: Gift of Healing Energy

Difficult Conversations: 10 Things to Share with Your Children