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Ding-a-Lings World Tour: St. John’s Church

April 3rd
12:00 p.m.
Catch the Ding-a-Lings on their world tour! Next stop, St. John’s Church (Fairfax, IA). The Ding-a-Lings will perform at 12:00 p.m. and stay to enjoy the church potluck. If you’d like to see the Ding-a-Ling perform, or get information about having them perform for you and your group, please contact Kari Santos, Life Enrichment Coordinator at Garnett Place, 319-533-0441.

April Birthday Party with Harold Gray

April 5th
3:00 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate all of our April Birthdays! We’ll enjoy live music from performer and entertainer, Harold Gray. To top off this special afternoon we’ll enjoy birthday cake and beverages (alcoholic and nonalcoholic). Come help us sing Happy Birthday to all of our April Birthdays.

Monday Men’s Group

Every Monday, 1:30 p.m.
Monday is Men’s day around Garnett Place! Every Monday we host a different activity just for our gentlemen. This is a great way for the guys to have a chance and get out and socialize. Know a guy who could use more guy time? Invite him to Monday Men’s Group! The community is always welcomed to attend any of our programming. Here is a schedule of how we plan to celebrate this month:
April 2 – Celebrating PB&J Day
April 9 – Target Practice
April 16 – Mini Golf
April 23 – Car Trivia
April 30 – Make/Decorate bird feeders or bird houses

Outing: Smithsonian Exhibit

April 10
Leave Garnett at 1:00 p.m.
We’re so very thrilled that Mount Vernon gets to host a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian. This particular exhibit is called “Hometown Teams”. This particular exhibit will focus on home-town teams from the state of Iowa. Memorabilia will include items throughout the decades, and will be from our very own local teams. We’ll also join up with town historian, and tour guide, Joe to get the inside scoop. We can’t wait to hear your hometown team story.

Happy Hour with the Heartland Band

April 12
3:00 p.m.
Get ready to put on your cowboy boots and dance to this favorite country duo. The Heartland Band will play all of your favorite regular, and country classics during this happy hour. What is happy hour without a little to drink? We offer both alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and an afternoon snack.

Ding-a-Lings Snack and Learn: How can you join the Ding-a-Lings

April 16
3:00 p.m.
While on our world tour, the Ding-a-Lings are seeking some new members for the group. No musical experience is necessary! Seriously, all you need to be able to do is see color and shake a bell. This snack and learn is meant for interested potential new members to be able to come and learn more about our bell group.

Save the Date: Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, April 17 from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Outing: Riverside Casino

April 17
Leave Garnett Place at 9:30 a.m.
Ready to try your luck? Feeling like you haven’t had a good buffet in a while? Then join us as we drive down to Riverside Casino to enjoy a leisurely day. Bus will return to Garnett Place around 2:00 p.m. No cost for the bus ride, but please be prepared to cover all your expenses within the casino.

Happy Hour with Ken Lee

April 19
3:00 p.m.
Join us for the DJ stylings of Ken Lee! Listen to your favorite classics as Ken Lee puts on quite the show, and be ready for those glitzing lights and lasers. As with all of our happy hours, afternoon snacks and beverages (alcoholic and nonalcoholic) will be available.

Czech Accordion Trio

April 23
2:00 p.m.
Join us for the musical stylings of the Czech Accordion Trio. Hear your favorite polka songs from our three wonderful accordionists. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to hear our residents sing a rousing rendition of the “Prune Song”.

Ding-a-Lings world tour: Hilltop Senior Living

April 24
2:00 p.m.
As you follow along with the Ding-a-Lings on their world tour, their next stop will be Hilltop Senior Living. Our Ding-a-Lings just love to bring smiles to other senior faces. If you’d like to see the Ding-a-Ling perform, or get information about having them perform for you and your group, please contact Kari Santos, Life Enrichment Coordinator at Garnett Place, 319-533-0441.

University of Iowa Senior Living Program: Masks

April 24
2:00 p.m.
Join Amanda Lensing from the University of Iowa’s Museum of Art. This month we’ll be discussing and displaying Masks from all over the world. Including different tribal masks from Africa, as well as different masks from Canada.

Changes to Linn County Voter Services for Assisted Livings Informational Program

April 25
2:00 p.m.
Linn County election services will be here to talk about their major changes to their voter programs. No longer will they offer in house voter services (as provided in previous years). Residents will need to request absentee ballots or make trips to the polls. Please join us as a representative from Linn County talks about these changes and what residents can do to stay active in voting.

Ding-A-Ling world tour: Five Season’s Senior Living

April 26
2:00 p.m.
Well, the Ding-a-Lings are at it again. They just love bringing smiles to everyone’s faces, but they hold a special soft spot for other seniors. If you’d like to see the Ding-a-Ling perform, or get information about having them perform for you and your group, please contact Kari Santos, Life Enrichment Coordinator at Garnett Place, 319-533-0441.

Happy Hour with Tom Anderson

April 26
3:00 p.m.
Tom Anderson travels all over the state of Iowa in his performances. Join us to listen to his deep melodic voice, and hilarious intermission stories. Top off your afternoon with a beverage of choice and a treat.

Reoccurring Weekly Activities

Live 2B Healthy, Senior Exercise | Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m.
Music Speaks, Music Therapy | Every Tuesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast | Daily from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch | Daily from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dinner | Daily from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.