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Learn-To-Play Pickleball Clinics  

ADULTS AGES 18+

A paddle sport for all ages and athletic ability, Pickleball is like over-sized ping-pong played on a badminton sized court with a tennis net. With simple and easy to follow rules, it is the perfect game for all ages to learn and play. Led by USAPA Ambassador and Iowa singles/doubles champion, Lyle Theisen, come learn all the rules, technique, and strategies to start playing pickleball yourself. For questions pleases contract Tony Ireland.

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DAYS

DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

Clinic 1 Sat 5/16 8-10 a.m. Marion High School  675 S 15th Street
Clinic 2 Sat 6/6 8-10 a.m. Marion High School  675 S 15th Street

REGISTRATION FEE:

$10 per person     REGISTRATION FORM

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

Two weeks prior to clinic date

NOTE(S):

Participants can bring their own paddle, but paddles and balls will be available to those who don’t have one.

Adult Tennis Round Robin League 

ADULTS AGES 18+

Interested in playing tennis with others in a laid-back environment. One of the most enjoyable forms of recreational tennis is the round robin. Join us for mixed (co-ed) open play. Each participant plays with multiple players throughout the evening. For questions about the format of this program, please contact Penny Raia at pen@gobrainstorm.net.

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DATES

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LOCATION

Round Robin Tennis Thur March-October 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marion High School 675 S 15th Street

REGISTRATION FEE:

FREE (participants should bring balls)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

No registration required

NOTE(S):

All levels of play are welcome, but please note, no instruction is provided.

This is not a tennis lesson, but rather open play format.

Participants should bring their own racket and balls.

Marion Senior Activities at Lowe Park

Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center
4500 N.10th Street
Marion, IA 52302 

The Lowe Park Arts and Environment Center is home to FREE senior activities on a daily basis during the week. These programs are provided and coordinated as part of the Witwer Healthy Aging Program by Aging Services.These programs and activities are geared towards adults ages 55 and up. For more information on these programs or other sites, please contact Jo Ellen Haddad at Aging Services at 398-3644. You can also contact the Parks and Recreation office at Lowe Park at 447-3590. If Linn-Mar Schools cancel due to inclement weather, all senior activities scheduled at Lowe are canceled. 

Weekly Activity Schedule

Weekly programs

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DATES

TIMES

LOCATION

*Live Music Dancing  Mon  All Year  12:30 p.m. Lowe Park
Cards-500  Wed  All Year  9 a.m. Lowe Park
Line Dancing  Wed  All Year  1 p.m. Lowe Park
Penny B-I-N-G-O  Thur  All Year  9:30 a.m. Lowe Park
Cards-PINOCHLE  Fri  All Year  9 a.m. Lowe Park
Blood Pressure Clinics  Thur  1st Thursday of the month  11:30 a.m. Lowe Park
Fresh Conversations  Thur  3rd Thursday of the month  11:45 a.m. Lowe Park
*Encore Cafe  Wed/Thur  All Year  11:30 a.m. Lowe Park

NOTE(S):

*Live bands vary weekly. 

*Encore Café is served at the Marion Public Library on Mondays and Fridays. 

Senior site at Lowe Park is always welcoming new guests, so stop out and join any activity at any time.

Encore Cafe` at Lowe Park and Marion Library 

Encore Cafe logo

The Heritage Area Agency on Aging, in partnership with the Marion Public Library and Marion Parks and Recreation Department, is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Encore Café in Marion.

Encore Café is intended for seniors ages 60 and above. The new and innovative café will feature a choice menu with meals ranging from turkey and mashed potatoes to pasta and tacos, all catered by Marion Hy-Vee. The Encore Café is a one-stop shop for nutrition, health education and socialization time with friends for a suggested voluntary contribution of $5.

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Advance reservations are requested by 1 p.m. the day prior by calling 319-377-3412 or visiting www.tinyurl.com/y9hh4b8y.

Encore Café is open for business at two convenient Marion locations:

  • Marion Public Library – Mondays and Fridays at noon
  • Lowe Park (with a full salad bar) - Wednesdays and Thursdays at noon

In addition to the meals being offered, educational and health-related programming will also be expanded following mealtimes.

Programs by Marion Public Library

The Marion Public Library is available to all, seven days a week (with the exception of holidays). Library cards are always free and offer additional access to some resources. Subscribe to the library's newsletters to keep up with events and programs available for all interests. The most popular books, movies and music are offered in a variety of formats.

Check out these upcoming adult programs.

 

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