Fashions on Central, our women’s gently used clothing

boutique in downtown Faribault, is having a sale starting

today for all workout clothing, pajamas, and shoes. Stop

in to explore Tuesdays- Fridays from 11:00am-5:00pm!



Here’s a snapshot of the week ahead at Buckham West!



Creative Writing Group meets today in the Anderson Room Wednesday, May 17th @ 9:00am!


Bring in your Plastic Bags TODAY Wednesday, May 17th  9:30-11:00am

The Faribault Lion’s Club will be at Buckham West to accept your donation of household plastic bags.  Acceptable clean and dry plastic bags include the following:

Produce, ice, Ziploc, cereal box liners, case overwrap, bread, newspaper sleeves, dry cleaning, and thin bubble wraps. Please do not bring bags in on other days, as we will not be storing them here.


Stillwater’s Last Lumber Baron: A Talk by Bill McGrath Wednesday, May 17th at 1:30 p.m.

What’s it like to be grandson of Stillwater’s last lumber baron, James E. McGrath?

Join Bill McGrath as he tells entertaining and interesting stories of his grandfather, James E. McGrath, Stillwater’s last lumber baron. It’s a rags-to-riches-to-rags tale about a man whose first job was sweeping sawdust in a mill.   Be prepared for tales from the Snake River and what it was like to grow up in that Stillwater mansion. Remember to ask about the false teeth. Four bad fires. Courtroom accusations. Who was “Emma?” How did one feed 1,200 lumberjacks in February? Why no talking in dining halls? And what about that broken compass? In addition to being grandson of a MN lumber baron, Bill McGrath is a newspaperman, musician, and an active member of the Northfield community. Free for Buckham West members, $5.00 non-members; please pre-register, 332-7357.


Open House for new Executive Director Friday, May 19th from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Join us for an open house as we welcome Carla Pearson to Buckham West in her new role as

our director.  Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.


Upcoming Events:


It’s time to Meditate!

Come join us this Friday in our comfy Anderson Room at 10am to relax your mind and body.


Book Club meets May 22nd, at 9:30am. The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan will be discussed.  


Aging Eyes Support Group May 23rd at 10:00 a.m.

This support group aims to help people feel less alone as they navigate changes due to vision loss.


Caregiver Support Group May 24th, 5:30-7:00pm

Caregiving is complicated! You are invited to gather with other caregivers for a time of learning, sharing, and friendly discussion.


Great Courses with Bob Irby: Civil War Battlefields beginning May 25th

The summer session of our Great Courses series facilitated locally by Bob Irby is set to begin Thursday, May 25th and will be back in the afternoons at 1:30pm.  Join two historians as they discuss the battle that occurred at each of these locations. Contact Buckham West to register. Free to members and $30 for non-members for the 6-week series.


Coffee Shop Concert is Rescheduled for Wednesday, June 7th @ 10am
Enjoy a Coffee Shop Concert with acoustic guitar and vocals provided by local musician, Jim Lenway. Jim traces his roots to Faribault. He was formerly a lead singer with The Celebrate Band of First English Lutheran Church.  In more recent years, he’s provided musical entertainment at area senior care facilities, wineries, and other venues. A song writer, guitarist and fine vocalist, Jim’s concert will cover folk tunes, pop and inspirational music.
This free concert is open to the public, no pre-registration needed.


Picture Frame Art Wednesday, June 7th at Buckham West 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Let’s get creative!  This time, Paula Wadekamper is inspiring us to re-create an ordinary picture frame using embellishments we probably already have on hand.  Join us for another fun and easy-to-accomplish project. Paula has been a Master Gardener and is enthusiastic about creating simple art pieces from recycled items.   Preregister; open to public; $7 fee includes a frame and supplies for decorating it.  If you bring your own frame, class fee is $6.


Nice to Know!

  • Buckham West offers two rooms available for rental! Our Anderson Room is equipped with appropriate technology for large business/agency meetings. Our activity room is equipped with a kitchenette and is perfect for medium size get togethers. Please inquire by calling Buckham West!