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City of Surprise City Council Chambers

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

City of Surprise City Council Chambers 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ

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... Read More

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

City of Surprise City Council Chambers 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ

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?... Read More

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Dia de los Muertos Storytelling with Zarco Guerrero

City of Surprise City Council Chambers 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ

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... Read More

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