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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:
November 1, 2019
Time:
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Community Center
Address:
675 Walnut Street
Waukee, IA 50263
Contact:
515-978-7944
Email:
Cost:
Free
Lunch-Learn-OrphanTrain
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Lunch & Learn: The Orphan Train

Friday, November 1, 2019

No time to attend an evening or weekend program? Try our new Lunch & Learn series! We’ll have a speaker every first Friday of month at the Waukee Community Center (675 Walnut St). Bring your brown bag lunch and we’ll provide the dessert! Stick around afterwards for Waukee Parks & Recreation’s bingo at 1pm. This program is brought to you in partnership with Waukee Parks & Recreation. November 1st at 11am – The Orphan Train Poverty, homelessness, overcrowding and other factors among east coast cities led to the transporting of more than 200,000 children to new homes across North America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including 10,000 to Iowa. While some children were selected by adults who gave them loving homes, others were not as fortunate. Author, Carol Bodensteiner, will share stories of individual orphan train children, as told by either the riders or their descendants—bring this page of our history to life.