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View All Calendars is the default. Choose “Select a Calendar” to view a specific calendar. Subscribe to calendar notifications by clicking on the Notify Me button, and you will automatically be alerted about the latest events in our community. Community organizations are welcome to submit events to the City of Waukee Events Calendar from the “Add Event” button on the homepage. The City encourages submission of events which cater to the whole community such as pancake breakfasts, free concerts, ribbon cuttings and so on. The Events Calendar is not intended to promote private programming or sales initiatives, or to support a political party or candidate. The City has the right to decline any calendar submissions.
Date:
December 2, 2018
Time:
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:
Waukee Public Library
Address:
950 Warrior Lane
Waukee, IA 50263
Contact:
515-978-7944
Email:
Cost:
FREE
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**CANCELLED** The Man Who Reinvented Christmas

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Due to a family emergency, the presenter for “The Man Who Reinvented Christmas” program will no longer be able to give her presentation. We are sorry for this inconvenience and hope to offer this presentation in the future. Would you believe that Christmas used to be a very low-key affair in America and Britain? It’s true! Until the mid-19th Century, people did little to mark the event, businesses didn’t consider it a holiday, and yet by 1900, it had become our largest and most popular annual celebration. Why? What changed society’s view of Christmas? The answer may be Charles Dickens and A Christmas Carol. Historian Kathy Wilson investigates how a novel about social reform resulted in the transformation of Christmas from a date on the church calendar into the holiday we know today. This event is sponsored by the Waukee Public Library Friends Foundation.