Primetime: Learning for Ages 55+

Primetime: Learning for Ages 55+

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Are you 55 and older? Are you looking for opportunities to locally reconnect with your friends – or meet new ones – while learning something new together?

Primetime is a year-round program made for people like you who want to keep exploring and learning during the “prime time” of their life!

Embrace lifelong learning with classes taught by top-notch instructors and professors from Kirkwood locations in Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, and Iowa City. Topics rotate each quarter, so you’ll have plenty of fun and social opportunities to keep your mind and body energized.

View all current Primetime courses by clicking the button below and entering the keyword “Primetime” on the upper-right hand search bar.

Search “Primetime” and Register Here!

Primetime Topics Include …


Select Kirkwood Credit Courses

Yearning for the traditional Kirkwood experience? Join classes taught by Kirkwood professors and embrace your inner-student through credit classes.

Choose between two options:

  1. Articulated – Take the class and have it count towards college credit!
  2. Audited – No college credit will be awarded, but you’ll get the same quality educational experience.

Examples of classes: Introduction to Sociology, Public Speaking, Introduction to Philosophy, Holocaust and Genocide in Memory and Literature


Culinary Experiences

Explore, create, and eat delicious and diverse foods at our Kirkwood Culinary Kitchen, nestled right in the NewBo City Market. Local chefs will guide you through tasty recipes that you can recreate (and leftovers to take home, too!).

Examples of classes: Authentic Italian food, Japanese food


Technology Tips

Want the latest tips for staying savvy and safe with social media, your phone, or your Windows/Mac computer? Get your questions answered through well-paced instruction and open conversations and let your technology work for you.

Examples of classes: Social Media Basics, Windows 10 Basics, Macintosh Basics, Facebook Basics


Arts & Crafts

Get hands on and create beautiful things together! Let your creative spirit soar through different mediums of art that make perfect gifts or treasured décor.

Examples of classes: Glass Mosaic Sun Catchers, Canvas Painting, Introduction to Pottery, Open Craft Studio


Leisure & Fitness

Keep your mind and body active with these extra Primetime classes! Here, you’ll find plenty of engaging topics and events — anything goes!

Examples of classes: Nia, Ballroom Dancing, Introduction to Theatre, Creative Writing, History of Cedar Rapids, Investing in Retirement, and so much more!

We Want to Hear From You!

The Primetime program and family is always growing, and we’re always taking ideas and feedback to make your experience even better!

Have any ideas for classes? Submit your thoughts here!



Connect with the Kirkwood Continuing Education team:

Phone: 319-398-1022

Find us on campus:

Kirkwood Center for Lifelong Learning
6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday (except holidays)

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