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Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center

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405 E. 6th St.
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 United States
(520) 421-8760http://www.casagrandeaz.gov/rec/facilities/dorothy-powell-senior-adult-center/

Upcoming Events

December 2016
Free

On the Arizona Frontier Ranch Medicine

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Drake, Jody

Once your family arrived in the west often there was not a doctor within miles. The medical care of the family landed in the hands of the family. Luckily, it was soon learned that the plants held many secrets for someone who was ill. Chew a little willow bark for a headache, pine needles are rich in vitamin C, a spider web will close up a cut, and so much more. For this presentation a frontier medical bag is used…

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January 2017
Free

Cowboys and Cowgirls: Icons of the American West

January 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fahlman, Betsy

Few symbols have been more durable than the American cowboy. This program will give an overview of this populist figure, whose image was first defined by painters Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. Also important to the story are brave cowgirls and the Mexican vaqueros. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show showcased mythic cowboy culture, with singing cowboys, pretty girls on horses, and plenty of Indians in his internationally popular extravaganzas that for many defined the American West. Arizona’s contribution to…

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February 2017
Free

The Bronze Buckaroo: the Life Story of Herb Jeffries

February 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Steve-Renzi-WEB

The 1930s and 1940s were the era of Western singing cowboys like Rex Allen, Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. Herb Jefferies was the African-American singing cowboy,  appearing in movies and on stage for African-American audiences. He could ride, rope and sing with the best of them and his story has largely been forgotten. This presentation will explore his life and career Steve Renzi, a University of Arizona graduate with a degree in history, believes that every generation must learn about…

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March 2017
Free

A Boot in the Door: Pioneer Women Archaeologists of Arizona

March 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Parezo, Nancy 400x265

The men who explored Arizona are legends in the history of the region and of anthropology, but what about the women who accompanied them or explored by themselves?  Did you know that Matilda Coxe Stevenson was a member of the first official government survey of Canyon de Chelly or that Emma Mindeleff surveyed ruins in the Verde Valley while Theresa Russell helped her husband locate Hohokam sites? Probably not, for none are listed in “official” histories. Learn about the hidden…

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