Lifelong Learning

Continue to grow

The Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA is a home for active bodies and minds, and for people of all ages and interests. Healthy living stretches beyond physical activity – creative thinking, interests, passions and learning new things are as important as diet and exercise. We are here to enrich people’s lives in all areas. 

We offer a variety of programs for adults who want to try their hand at new skills, brush up on old ones and meet people with similar interests. Take a class where you can make something with your hands, or express yourself through art. Move to a new dance or cook up a new dish. Try something different at the Y!

Contact roberto.perez@ymca-ywca.org for more information on Lifelong Learning opportunities at the Marshalltown Y. 

LIFELONG LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

BOOK CLUB

The Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA Book Discussion Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m. to discuss the selected book for that session.  A lively room of readers proves to be an adventurous trip through the novel!  The club meets in the Small Conference Room at the Horne-Henry Center.  Must be a Y Mission member.

CARD PARTY - 2nd & 4th Monday, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Horne-Henry Center

Here is an opportunity to put a table together to play 500, Bridge or Cribbage on the 2nd and 4th Mondays from 1-3 p.m. in the Horne-Henry Center party room.  There will be water and coffee along with gracious fellowship and fun!   Must be a Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA Mission member.  

FINE LIVING COUNCIL

The Fine Living Council was developed to meet the programming needs of Y members age 55 and older. The council meets monthly to monitor the progress of a variety of projects such as Line Dancing, Card Party, Book Discussion Group, Hobby-Craft Club, Health Forums, Cooking for the Retired, Estate Planning Seminars and so much more!  

FLY FISHING

This hands-on approach will assure a productive experience in the spring!  Class Covers:  Basics Skills, Casting Spin & Fly, Knot Types, Equipment & Accessories, Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Techniques (beginning –advanced)  Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment, but there will be  equipment and tools available if needed.
Dates TBD

HEALTH FORUM - Click here to learn more

HOBBY-CRAFT CLUB - Tuesdays, 9 am - 12 pm, Cultural Center 

The Hobby-Craft Club was organized more than 40 years ago and continues to meet every Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. to Noon in the multipurpose room of the Cultural Center.  The last Tuesday of each month a potluck is held.  Participants may bring their own project or join in on a group lesson.  Must be a Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA member or Mission member. 

LINE DANCING - Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Studio 2

Line dancing is a popular form of dancing which is done to many different styles of music.  Anyone can participate!  Line dancing is a great stress reducer and good exercise!