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Buckeye Community Center/Senior Center

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201 E. Centre Avenue
Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States
623-349-6300

February 2018

The Era of the Big Bands – Buckeye

February 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Buckeye Community Center/Senior Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue
Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States
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The Big Band era, 1930s and 1940s, came during turmoil in the United States with Prohibition, the Depression and World War II. People were anxious to temporarily forget their troubles and the insurgence of the Big Bands gave them that outlet. For many, dancing and romancing to the bands were some of the happiest moments of their youth, and this music brings back those memories, both to those who lived through the era and now their children who grew up…

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November 2018

John Wesley Powell:  Into the Great Unknown – Buckeye

November 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Buckeye Community Center/Senior Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue
Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States
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Millions of travelers visit the Grand Canyon each year, but just 150 years ago, this was still considered the “last blank spot on the map.” One man, a one-armed civil war veteran, was determined to navigate and document the Colorado River as it winds through the canyon. Therefore, on May 24, 1869, John Wesley Powell set out with nine men, four boats, and ten months of rations on an adventure that would nearly kill them. Three months later Powell emerged…

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March 2019

Arizona Kicks on Route 66 (Buckeye)

March 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Buckeye Community Center/Senior Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue
Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States
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U.S. Route 66, known as the “Mother Road,” was built in 1926. It ran from Chicago to L. A. During the depression of the 1930s, it became the major path by which people migrated west, seeking work, warm weather and new opportunities. Shore shares the history of Route 66 in Arizona, including the impact it had on the state during its prime, and what happened when the interstate ultimately bypassed some of the towns that drew life from the road.…

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November 2019

Theodore Roosevelt Slept Here

November 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Buckeye Community Center/Senior Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue
Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States
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Theodore Roosevelt exhibited a greater influence on Arizona than perhaps any other president. He was the first sitting president to visit Arizona, employed an executive order to preserve the Grand Canyon, established a variety of wildlife refuges and reclamation projects, and enjoyed outdoor recreation in the area. This program will share Roosevelt’s widespread influence in Arizona, and also explore some stories of dubious accuracy that inevitably sprout from such a larger-than-life character. Kevin Schindler is an award-winning educator and writer…

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February 2020

“Hyenas in Petticoats”–How Women Struggled Against Every Dirty Trick in the Books to Win the Vote!

February 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Buckeye Community Center/Senior Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue
Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States
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As we celebrate the 100th birthday of the 19th Amendment in 2020, it’s time to look back at the enormous effort it took for women to be granted full citizenship and the vote. History has downplayed suffrage, as if it were just a footnote in American history, when in fact, it was the nation’s largest civil rights movement. Western women got the vote long before their Eastern sisters, but don’t dare tell an Arizona suffragette that she had it easy.…

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