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Upcoming Events in Cedar Rapids
Upcoming Events in Des Moines
Upcoming Virtual Events (Statewide)

Upcoming Events in Cedar Rapids

Ice Cream Connections
Tuesdays, July 30 and August 27, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Almost Famous Popcorn - 1121 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids

Frydae - 743 10th Street, Marion

It’s summer and you know what that means – time for ice cream! Get to know AARP and connect with other AARP members and volunteers. Enjoy a small cone or cup of ice cream on us and take some time to tell us about issues important to you.



AARP Night at the Kernels
Friday, August 2 - Game starts at 6:35 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Stadium - 950 Rockford Rd. SW, Cedar Rapids
REGISTER**

Join AARP for a night of fun at the ballpark as the Kernels take on the Great Lakes Loons! Game tickets are just $12.00 (savings of $4.00 off the box office price) for all AARP members and guests. Be sure to stop by the AARP table during the game to learn more about our advocacy efforts on behalf of unpaid family caregivers!

**This is not an AARP event. Any information you provide to the host organization will be governed by its privacy policies and procedures.



Into to Online Travel Sites
Tuesday, August 13, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Cedar Rapids Public Library - 450 Fifth Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids
REGISTER

Learn the basics of using online travel sites to find the best fares and rates for just about any destination. We’ll look at the most common online travel sites, their most popular features, and cover tips for booking travel online, from flights to rental cars and more! A light dinner will be served.



Mount Trashmore Morning Hike
Saturday, August 17, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids
REGISTER

A unique experience awaits at the top of Mount Trashmore! The highest point in Linn County, Mount Trashmore is a former landfill turned community destination. Start your day with a group hike less than a mile to the overlook. Rest while you enjoy the view, then head back down for a light breakfast.



Is Your Home Fit?
Wednesday, August 21, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Marion Public Library - 1101 6th Avenue, Marion
REGISTER

AARP surveys find that older adults want to remain in their homes and communities for as long as possible. This complimentary lunch & learn presentation will introduce you to AARP’s HomeFit program that helps individuals and families make their residence a “lifelong home.”



Tai Chi in the Park
Wednesday, August 28, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Noelridge Park, ITC Pavilion - 4900 Council Street NE, Cedar Rapids
REGISTER

This ancient Chinese martial art is a popular form of gentle exercise and moving meditation that has many potential benefits for your physical and mental health. Join us to learn more, make connections, and pick up some helpful tips and resources for healthy living.



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Upcoming Events in Des Moines


Protect Yourself from Frauds and Scams
Thursday, June 27, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Meals on Wheels Campus - 3206 University Ave, Des Moines
REGISTER

The AARP Fraud Watch Network wants to empower you to spot and avoid fraud with proven resources and tools. This session will arm you with the latest data on fraud trends and provide resources to fight back, helping you protect you and your family.



Pole Walking Basics
Monday, July 15; Choose from three, 1-hr sessions: 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m., or 10:30 a.m.
Easter Lake Park - Athene North Shore Recreation Area
2883 East Watrous Avenue, Des Moines
REGISTER

Come explore this popular method of exercise in a beautiful setting. Trained professionals will be on hand to explain the many benefits of pole walking and to demonstrate proper technique. Poles provided. You will be prompted to select your preferred session time during the registration process. Each session lasts one hour.



Purpose Workshop
Thursday, July 25, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Meals on Wheels Campus - 3206 University Ave, Des Moines
REGISTER

Public health research shows a strong connection between longevity and a feeling of purpose. This workshop will lead you through identifying your top values and interests to define your personal purpose and how you live it out each day.



AARP Night at the Iowa Cubs
Friday, July 26, Game starts at 7:08 p.m.
Principal Park – 1 Line Drive, Des Moines
BUY TICKETS**

Join AARP for a night of fun and fireworks at the ballpark! Half-price Reserved Grandstand tickets are $11 (must be purchased by July 24). Be sure to stop by the AARP table during the game to learn more about our advocacy efforts on behalf of unpaid family caregivers!

**This is not an AARP event. Any information you provide to the host organization will be governed by its privacy policies and procedures.



Ice Cream Connections
Tuesdays, July 30 and August 27, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Dairy Queen – 2020 Grand Ave., West Des Moines

Over the Top Ice Cream - 955 NE 56th St., Pleasant Hill

It’s summer and you know what that means – time for ice cream! Get to know AARP and connect with other AARP members and volunteers. Enjoy a small cone or cup of ice cream on us and take some time to tell us about issues important to you.



Music in the Garden
Thursday, August 1; Doors open at 5:30 p.m., music begins at 6:30 p.m.
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden - 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines
REGISTER

Join AARP at the Botanical Garden’s summer music series to enjoy music, food, and a warm summer night. Bring chairs and picnic blankets to sit on in the serene surroundings. Be sure to stop by our table to learn more about brain health!



Get Smart About New Vehicle Technology
Tuesday, August 6, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
West Des Moines Public Library - 4000 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines
REGISTER

Smart DriverTEK is a new workshop offering an interactive way to stay up to date with the latest safety technology in your current or future car. Learn all about what new technologies are available, how they work, and how they might improve your peace of mind on the road. A light meal will be served.



Intro to Online Travel Sites
Thursday, August 15, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Urbandale Public Library - 3520 86th Street, Urbandale
REGISTER

Learn the basics of using online travel sites to find the best fares and rates for just about any destination. We’ll look at the most common online travel sites, their most popular features, and cover tips for booking travel online, from flights to rental cars and more! A light lunch will be served.



Is Your Home Fit?
Thursday, August 22, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Meals on Wheels Campus - 3206 University Ave, Des Moines
REGISTER

AARP surveys find that older adults want to remain in their homes and communities for as long as possible. This presentation will introduce you to AARP’s HomeFit program that helps individuals and families make their residence a “lifelong home”.



Unlocking Brain Fitness
Thursday, September 26, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Meals on Wheels Campus - 3206 University Ave, Des Moines
REGISTER

Join us for a presentation on dementia and brain health. We’ll share lifestyle suggestions, resources and tools related to cognitive health. Dr. Patricia Quinlisk, MD, MPH, will lead the discussion and provide information about the KEYS program.



Meal Kit Services
Thursday, October 24, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Meals on Wheels Campus - 3206 University Ave, Des Moines
REGISTER

What’s for dinner? Some people use subscription-based meal kit services to answer this question. In this presentation, we’ll introduce you to some popular services and their features so you can get meals and ingredients delivered fresh to your door!


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Upcoming Virtual Events (Statewide)

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