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City of Surprise City Council Chambers

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16000 N. Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374 United States
623-222-1000

March 2023

Flying Through Arizona: The Story of the First National Women’s Air Race with Natalie Stewart-Smith

March 1, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
City of Surprise City Council Chambers, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374 United States
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In 1929, the first national women’s air race from Santa Monica, CA to Cleveland, OH passed through Arizona. Stopping in Yuma, Phoenix, and Douglas, the intrepid fliers solidified their determination and sisterhood along these Arizona waypoints. Who were these aviators? What were their planes like in 1929? What challenges did they encounter along the way? And what about that telegram sent to pilot Thea Rasche, “Beware of sabotage”? There is much to explore! This program is cohosted by City of…

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April 2023

Growing in the Desert: The History & Culture of the Tohono O’odham with Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan

April 11, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
City of Surprise City Council Chambers, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374 United States
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Many Arizonans call the Sonoran Desert and its striking landscapes home. Long before our urban centers and city lights lit up the dark desert skies, the Tohono O’odham were cultivating and shaping the land with abundant agriculture—from squash and beans to corn and cotton. For generations they passed down their rich knowledge and culture grown from their connection to the desert. Join us for a program with Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan as she shares her knowledge about the history and culture of…

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October 2023

Dia de los Muertos Storytelling with Zarco Guerrero

October 25, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
City of Surprise City Council Chambers, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374 United States
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Dia de Los Muertos is a highly celebrated and significant holiday held throughout Mexico, Latin America and the Southwest. It is a day when homage is paid with prayers, offerings of food and the building of altars to those who have gone before us. Join Zarco and his unique masked characters as they celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with hilarious and moving story telling. Among the characters making appearances are: the poetry spouting “El Vato Poeta,”…

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