Senior Programs and Trips
OWLS - Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors
Looking for an excuse to get out of the house, make some new friends, enjoy a good meal and learn about the exciting world of nature? Then join us!
These programs are held the first Tuesday of each month. The nature program will start at 11:00 a.m. at the Jester Park Lodge. An optional luncheon follows the program at noon in which pre-registration is required. Registration deadline for lunch is the Friday before the program. The cost of the catered lunch is $9.00.
Iowa's Spectacular Spring Songbird Migration
April 2, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. - noon. Iowa's position in the center of the country makes it a spectacular location to observe and enjoy the spring songbird migration. Writer and photographer Ty Smedes will share his photos and knowledge of this magnificient annual event. Learn about those tiny birds that most of us never notice or know anything about. We'll see and learn about the vireos, tanagers, wrens, flycatchers, and especially the colorful warbler family. You'll learn when and where to look for these long-distance migrators and more! Luncheon registration is March 29. To register for lunch, click here.
May 7, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. - noon. What's there to do and see in Iowa? Take a visual journey with PCC Naturalist Lori Foresman-Kirpes, and discover the variety of ecological and historical treasures in Iowa. Luncheon registration is May 3. To register for lunch, click here.
Musings of a Wildlife & Nature Photographer
June 4, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. - noon. Almost everyone who owns a camera becomes a nature photographer at some time. Nature is a magnet, drawing us to it. Sooner or later, we all want to "capture" some of it and take it home or share it with others. Join Craig Meyer as he shares photos and stories of some of his favorite destinations and their inhabitants, from Costa Rica to Canada. Luncheon registration is May 31. To register for lunch, click here.
Iowa's One Room Schoolhouses
July 2, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. - noon. Over twelve thousand one room schoolhouses once dotted Iowa's landscapes. Learn how they came into existence, who taught and attended classes there, how the schoolhouses faded into Iowa's history, and the affect they had on communities throughout their lifetime. Larry Wildson will share Iowa's One Room Schoohouses, IPTV documentary as well as a few facts about country schools. Did you or a family member attend a one-room school in Iowa? Please bring pictures and your stories to share. Luncheon registration is June 28. To register for lunch, click here.
Upcoming Senior Bus Tours in 2013 - brochure