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Surprise News
City Government

2 vacancies on Surprise Veterans, Disability board

The city of Surprise is currently accepting applications for two vacancies on the Veterans, Disability and Human Services Commission.
Public Meetings

Upcoming city meetings in Surprise

Here are upcoming public meetings held in Surprise.

Mattamy Homes buys in for western Surprise development

Mattamy Homes, North America's largest privately-owned homebuilder, recently announced it purchased the Rancho Trugold property in Surprise.

Surprise history on this week

Here is a look at Surprise history through the years on this week.
Public Safety

Surprise police looking for runaway teen

Surprise Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Alexis Gierke, a 15-year-old runaway.

EPCOR leader grabs award

The Water Environment Federation has recognized Art Nunez, operations director at EPCOR USA, with a distinguished national award at the AZ Water Association’s 94th Annual Water Conference and Exhibition.

APS makes grants available in Surprise

Through the Arizona Community Foundation, Arizona Public Service Co. and its parent company Pinnacle West are accepting applications for its annual West Valley Grants program.

Fulton eyes Prasada real estate project in Surprise

While Fulton Homes is still fairly early in its process of selling new homes at its Escalante development in northwest Surprise, the Valley-based builder already has identified its next project in the city.
Opinions: Highlighting Surprise Voices

Letters: Trash cans should be kept out of sight

I am writing concerning the article in the newspaper dated March 17 [“Property rules up for discussion”].
Roland Winters

Winters: District 1 Newsletter — April 2021

Hi out there to the residents of District 1 and all the citizens of Surprise.
Michael Troop

Troop: AZ Merit test season calls for tips, best practices

Standardized testing season can be a stressful time for students even under normal circumstances.
Patrick Duffy

Duffy: District 3 Newsletter — April 2021

Mayor Skip Hall has signed a proclamation terminating the face covering mandate in Surprise.
Chris Judd

Judd: District 6 Newsletter — April 2021

Mayor Skip Hall has signed a proclamation terminating the face-covering mandate in Surprise.
Celebrating & Connecting the Community
The Surprise Aquatic Center, at 15831 N. Bullard Ave., is open again for the likes of water aerobics, lap swim, and club swim team practices.

Surprise residents can drop in for aquatic classes

This month the Surprise Aquatics Center offers adult lap swim, both deep water and shallow water aerobics, and a new paddle yoga fitness class for ages 15 and up.
The public is invited to bring all outdated sensitive and personal files to Toyota of Surprise April 17 with proceeds to benefit Chance Shelter.

Shred for bread to help open Chance Shelter in Surprise

Chance Shelter is having a fundraiser this month for its new building in Surprise.
Benevilla C.A.R.E.S. care management expert Crystal Littlejohn

Benevilla workshop helps caregivers care for themselves

Stress management and self-care are difficult enough, but tend to be even harder for those who have significant caregiving responsibilities.

Surprise history on this week

Here is a look at Surprise history through the years on this week.
People help pack emergency food boxes at Valley View Food Bank.

Surprise looking for bean baggers during volunteer week

Surprise residents can celebrate National Volunteer Week by bagging beans for those in need and show community pride by participating in the fouth annual “Bean Bag Day” event on Saturday, April 24.
Surprise Entertainment
“Frit Painting,” also known as “powder painting,” is a little known glass technique where the artist uses powdered glass (called “frit”) of many colors to create images which are then kiln-fired. WHAM will teach this unique art style April 24.

WHAM classes include photography, glass artwork

WHAM Art Center, 16560 N. Dysart Road, will host Photography 101 is from 10 a.m. to noon April 17.

Next AZ Humanities Speaker Series set for April 14

A local expert from Arizona Humanities’ AZ Speaks program will present on the following topic: "Lives of Arizonans from Memoirs and Fiction" by Jim Turner from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 14.
The next Friday Night Art Madness event at Grand Floor Artists in Surprise, entitled "Paint a Bird’s Nest" is from 6 to 8 p.m. April 23.

Art forms at Ground Floor range from acrylics to Encaustics

Ground Floor Artists classes at the end of this month include Friday Night Art Madness.
The next Kids Painting and Drawing Class for ages 8 through 12 is April 13 and the topic is hot air balloons — acrylic painting.

WHAM Art Center fills up in mid April

WHAM Art Center, 16560 N. Dysart Road, continues its April class schedule.
The main focus at Ground Floor Artists in Surprise.

Ground Floor hosts landmark art show this month

Ground Floor Artists will turn its gallery over to “Famous Landmarks,” a juried art show from April 7 to 29 with artists from Arizona and several other states.
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