Fall 2014 Courses and Special Events
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“Divine Right” and the Enlightenment

The Bio-Ethics of Aging

Timely Fall Gardening Projects Indoors/Outdoors

How a Bill “Really” Becomes Law

From Gothic to Gourmet: French Culture for Travelers

Des Moines Art Center Theme Tours:
Matisse: Jazz
Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede
*FULL*
Natalia Goncharova, Olga Rozanova, and the Great War
Mitchell Squire: Iowa Artist 2013

Mindfulness and Meditation: An Introduction

Great Explorations: Humanity’s Quest to Know the World

Autumn in the Herb Garden

Water Treatment and Quality

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

A History of the Crusades to the Near East

LifeServe Blood Center

Cookin’ with Katie
*FULL*
Behind the Scenes at the New Polk County Jail
*FULL*
Introduction to Shakespeare’s Theatre

Sustainable Design and Living: Don’t Believe Everything You Read

Corporate Art Collections Tour
*FULL*
Back to the One-Room School at Bennett School

Hearts & Homes Historic Luncheon
*FULL*
A Photo Tour of Woodland Cemetery

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Tour

Iowa’s Common Law—Binding Decisions

Everyday Civility—Thought Diversity Luncheon

Behind the Scenes at the Des Moines International Airport
*FULL*
Tour ABC 5 with Meteorologist Brad Edwards
*FULL*
Historical Climate and Weather of Iowa

Mediation: Solving Problems Where Both Sides Can Win

Iowa’s Role in the Civil War

British History, Culture, and Landscape

Igniting Your Creativity, Naturally

Peru: History, Culture and Landscape

A Safe Home Environment for Seniors