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Great Decisions booklet

Great Decisions 2020 begins Feb. 7

Expand your horizons and prepare to discuss the world! Organized by the Foreign Policy Association, the Great Decisions 2020 series features impartial, thought-provoking analyses on eight issues of concern to policymakers and citizens. Participants will lead and learn from each other during lively discussions while respecting others’ life experiences, value systems, and beliefs. All registrants…


Creative Retirement Holiday Luncheon is Friday, Dec. 13

The public is invited to get into the holiday spirit with food, conversation and beautiful holiday music at the Creative Retirement Holiday Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 13. Cost of the luncheon is $20; luncheon reservations are due by Tuesday, Dec. 10. The Holiday Luncheon will be held at the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Conference Center…


Lifelong learners will enjoy Creative Retirement

The Creative Retirement program, sponsored by Iowa Valley Continuing Education since 1996, invites area residents to join the group this fall. Creative Retirement (CR) is offering a great lineup of educational programs and tours over the next several months. The programs are open to CR members and non-members alike, but members can register for programs…


Creative Retirement hosts 3-part Downsizing series

The Creative Retirement program sponsored by Iowa Valley Continuing Education will host a three-part “Downsizing: Planning Your Next Move” series on Sept. 17, Sept. 24 and Oct. 1, 2019. The classes will meet on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 am at the IVCE Conference Center, 3702 S. Center St., Marshalltown. “Anyone who’s considering moving to…

A fun three days in Chicago

MARSHALLTOWN – The Iowa Valley Continuing Education Creative Retirement trip to Chicago is set for Wednesday, Dec. 12 to Friday, Dec. 14. The trip is open to the public with the deadline for reservations on Nov. 1st. Tour host Bert Permar has planned plenty of free time for everyone to enjoy Chicago at this beautiful…

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Let’s take a day trip!

MARSHALLTOWN – Fall is in the air, enjoy one or both of the Iowa Valley Continuing Education day trips planned for October! “Day Trip to Marshalltown and Albion . . . What You May Not Know,” scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10 is the second annual trip offered in cooperation with the Marshalltown Convention and Visitors…

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Great African Civilizations course begins April 26

MARSHALLTOWN – Who was the wealthiest man in the world? What is the source of the Wakanda story (Black Panther movie)? Join Iowa Valley Continuing Education’s Creative Retirement course, Africa’s Great Civilizations, for the answers to these questions and more! Discover an extensive and fascinating history of Africa during this course. Africa’s Great Civilizations will…

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CR Luncheon is Friday with State Auditor Mary Mosiman

Kick-off the fun and exciting Iowa Valley Continuing Education Creative Retirement Spring season line-up of classes, trips and lunch and learns with a presentation from Iowa’s Auditor of State Mary Mosiman on Friday, Mar. 9. Registrations are requested by Wednesday for the meal count. Iowa’s office of the State Auditor serves citizens as the “taxpayers…

Creative Retirement Potluck

Creative Retirement Potluck Luncheon 2017

MARSHALLTOWN – On Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Creative Retirement Program Council will be sponsoring its 2nd Annual Holiday Potluck Luncheon in Dejardin Hall. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 am at the IVCE conference center and entertainment will begin at noon. Residents of Marshalltown and surrounding communities are invited to…

Creative Retirement group on tour

Creative Retirement program October lineup of Fun & Adventure

MARSHALLTOWN – The Iowa Valley Continuing Education Creative Retirement program, invites active seniors to participate in the following trip and luncheons scheduled in October! Take a Day Trip to Marshalltown. We’ll take a bus and visit some of those places and people in our community that have aroused our curiosity, but we may not have been…

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HSED 2018 Graduates

Adult High School Graduation held at IVCE