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SUN CITY NEWS
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New study shows virtual care is a priority for Sun Citians

Through the pandemic while people remained sheltered inside, health care was top of mind, including in the Sun Cities. A new CVS Health study finds people are now taking greater control of …
News

COVID cases in Sun Cities continue to show minimal increase

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 6,108 on July 23.
News

Tax help is available year-round

Sun City residents through the years have been able to get their annual income taxes prepared and filed through the AARP Tax-Aide program within the community.
News

Sun City Posse collecting supplies for children

The Sun City Posse, in conjunction with Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office District 3, needs residents’ help for its “Stock a School with Supplies” program.
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SUN CITY CLUBS & NEIGHBORS
Neighbors
NEIGHBORS

Surprise-based Benevilla maintains 4-star rating

West Valley nonprofit Benevilla announced earlier this month that it achieved a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator for the second year in a row — showcasing its commitment to non-profit …
Neighbors

Connect offers rides to vaccinations

Community life is buzzing going forward from the COVID-19 pandemic phase.

AAUW food drive collects for Valley View food bank

Members of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Northwest Valley branch, held a food drive July 4 for Valley View Community Food Bank in Sun City. Cash donations and hundreds of …

Local resident is crucial to RRRB success

John Schumacher, an 87-year-old Sun City resident, is known to scores of subscribers to the West Valley Talking News as program director and manager of Recorded Recreational Reading for the Blind. …
BACK TO SCHOOL

Salvation Army in Surprise seeks school supplies

The Salvation Army North West Valley Corps is having a Back to School supply drive for the kids in the region that are going back to school this fall. The Surprise-based branch needs the help of …
Clubs

Who’s Who in the Camera Guild: Vera Markham

Vera Markham has been a member of the Camera Guild for about three years, after moving to Sun City. Her first exposure to photography happened many years ago due to her father’s own interest …

Sun City club gives quilts to children

At-risk children received 43 quilts last week, a gift from Friendship Quilters, Fabric Artists. The donation was accepted by Katie Vasquez of Family Support Resources in Phoenix, which provides …

Entertainment
Following more than a year marred by COVID-19, The West Valley Symphony announces a six-concert schedule at The Vista Center for the Arts in Surprise, beginning Nov. 21.

West Valley Symphony returns to Surprise in November

The West Valley Symphony launches its 53rd season with a diverse 2021-22 six-concert schedule under the baton of Maestro Cal Stewart Kellogg at The Vista Center for the Arts, 15660 N. Parkview Place …
The 12-plus harpists on stage at any HarpSynergy concert are students of harp virtuoso Heidi Hernandez. [Submitted photo]

More than a dozen harpists take the stage at Bellevue Heights Church

The sounds of HarpSynergy will be featured in concert 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1 at Bellevue Heights Church, 9440 W. Hutton Drive. Everyone is invited and there is no charge for admission. A free-will …
Brian Childress, Mike Giacalone, Jeff Leece, Rob Ywanauskas and Dave Raheb make up Western Fusion Band, who will play The Brookside II for regular country dance nights on Thursdays.

Country dance night back at Brookside II in Surprise

Country Dance Night is back at The Brookside II Sports Bar, 15710 W. Bell Road, Suite 115. Come out on Thursday nights for two free country dance lessons from AZ Boots and Dukes Dance Group. …
Sun City Players Community Theater 2021-22 seating chart. [Submitted photo]

Sun City Players ticket sales reveal new seating

Theater patrons who go online to purchase Sun City Players season tickets Aug. 1 will notice a change in seat arrangements. To ensure safe distancing between parties, Sun City Players Community …
Having downsized from a quartet to a trio, Guy Dobbins, Larry Kubyiack and Scott Severtson are still bringing Rockin’ The Blues back to West Valley stages, with two shows in Surprise this month and two more in Sun City.

Now a trio, Rockin’ The Blues returns to Surprise, Sun City

Local favorites Rockin’ The Blues are now a trio, and they have four gigs remaining this month in the area, with one coming soon in Surprise and two more following in Sun City. The current …
Members of the band are Dave Beaty (pedal steel guitar, vocals), Fred Rothert (lead guitar, vocals), Randy Ferguson (drums, vocals), Keith Watts (rhythm guitar, vocals), Denny Sarver (upright bass, vocals) and, not pictured, Bob Glidden (lead guitar, vocals).

Marty Robbins jams continue

Remembering Marty Robbins open mic jams resume Thursday, July 15 at Sun City Country Club, 9433 N. 107th Ave., the new venue for the shows 5-8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. The M.R. …
Priscilla Pinches and Rich La Rose will perform in Glendale on July 9.

Rose Duo planning Glendale gig

The Priscilla Rose Duo will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, July 9 at Charley’s Sports Grill, 8110 W. Union Hills Drive, Glendale.

8-Tracks perform summer concert in Sun City

The 8-Tracks, an oldies/rock ‘n roll band, will perform 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14 at the Sundial Auditorium. The band has been together more than 25 years and has performed at various …

Local duo plays at Surprise restaurant

Fred Rothert and his wife Bonnie, Sun City residents making up the duo Fred & Red, will perform 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 2 at I & J Fountain Restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road. Their …
Sandra Harris [Submitted photo]

Faith Presbyterian Church celebrates Independence Day with patriotic music, worship

Faith Presbyterian Church, 16000 N. Del Webb Blvd., hosts a free Fourth of July event 10 a.m. featuring a patriotic worship service with special guest Sandra Harris singing “The Star Spangled …
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