Fall 2016 Courses and Special Events
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Josiah Bushnell Grinnell & the Iowa Underground Railroad **Course Full**

Behind the Scenes at DART Central Station

History of the Drake Observatory


Des Moines Art Center Theme Tours:
Heavy, Heavy Hangs Over Thy Head: Guns, Shootings and Shooters
Pacifier or Provocateur: The Artist as Activist
Artists in Iowa: Seen and Unseen

Introduction to the Des Moines Art Center: Art and Architecture


Iowa Century & Heritage Farms**Cancelled**

Putting on an Accent**Cancelled**

Keep Your Balance!**Course Full**

The Cuban Revolution

COLORS in Your Life**Course Full**

Drones: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Revolutions of 19th Century Europe **Course Full**

Zoo University

Eating an Elephant in Small Bites: Downsizing for Seniors **Course Full**

DNA in Genealogical Research **Course Full**

Central Campus Tour & Lunch

History of Early Des Moines **Course Full**

Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Tour**Course Full**

Behind the Scenes at the Des Moines International Airport **Course Full**

How to Avoid Getting Scammed

Building Selves:
Millennials Navigating Jobs, Family and Failure in Post-Recession


Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Des Moines Fire Department Headquarters Tour **Course Full**

Making Sense of Financial Products

The Cold War: America vs. Russia

Get Out, Get Wet, Get High:
Fun & Fitness in the Great Outdoors


The REAL Founding of Our Nation **Course Full**

You Can Use Pinterest **Course Full**

Three Generations of Wallaces: An Agriculture Legacy **Course Full**

Exotic Cruising on a Budget **Course Full**

Pendoodle Pen & Ink Drawing, Mandalas and Coloring

Discussing Current Issues

Wartime Rides the Rails **Course Full**

Seeing Double: Unique Double Houses in Des Moines**Course Full**

The Marathon Ends: A New President Is Elected

Happiness: Living More Fully

Science, Pseudoscience and the Limits of Science

Russia and the Romanov Dynasty **Course Full**

Des Moines Register Tour of Capital Square Offices **Course Full**

Let Your Story Be Your Legacy: Preserving Oral Histories

Sticks Design Studio Tour **Course Full**

Scandinavian Heritage in Iowa: Your Roots and Resources **Course Full**

Behind the Scenes: Des Moines Public Works**Course Full**


Healing Touch: Energy First Aid