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 for more information on Lifelong Learning opportunities at the Marshalltown Y. 



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 and Party Room at the Horne-Henry Center.  Must be a Y Facility or Mission member.  If interested in joining, contact Jana Latham at 641-752-7531.

HOBBY-CRAFT CLUB - Tuesdays, 9 am - 12 pm, Horne-Henry 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 Y's Party Room.  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 & Fridays, 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!