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These West Valley libraries are offering free COVID test kits

Two Maricopa County departments are partnering to make self-administered COVID-19 tests more accessible. 
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Surprise Councilman Ken Remley to host District 4 meetup

District 4 Councilman Ken Remley is hosting one of his regular monthly district meetings at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the Surprise Community Center, 15832 N. Hollyhock St.
Public Meetings

Upcoming city meetings in Surprise

Here are upcoming public meetings held in Surprise.
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Chris Judd to meet with District 6 residents at Freddy's

Surprise City Councilman Chris Judd is hosting one of his regular district meetings at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at Freddy's Custard and Steakburgers, 14029 W. Waddell Road.
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Aly Cline to host in-person meeting for District 2

Surprise District 2 Councilwoman Aly Cline is hosting another of her in-person monthly district meetings at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at Sun City Grand Pima Room, 19781 N. Remington Drive, Chaparral Building.
Public Safety

Man found dead in Surprise home

Surprise Police are investigating a death that occurred at a residence in the area of 13400 W. Redfield Road.
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Opinions: Highlighting Surprise Voices

Everything you wanted to know about the World Series … but were afraid to ask

Imagine you’re at an outdoor dinner party (yes, COVID-friendly). It’s October, and the conversation steers towards the World Series. While you are generally culturally literate, you know …

Christensen: Health literacy more important than ever for Arizonans in ongoing COVID-19 crisis

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted millions across the country, and Arizona has not been spared. This virus and its resulting economic fallout have put a harsh spotlight on rising health care …

Suhaysik: Driver's should slow down and drive right, right now

I’m wondering when traffic laws became optional? Folks texting while driving. Speed limits are completely ignored. Red lights are meaningless. HOV lanes obviously are there as race tracks. …

DeMolay: The U.S. Congress must do more to fight spam calls in Arizona

There are two informative articles about robocalls. One was written March 3, 2021, by Walt Hickey and is on the businessinsider website: “The Annoyance Engine: Spam robocalls became profitable …

Doctor: Keep safety in mind during Halloween this year

Excitement is building as children and parents look forward to Halloween. Selecting costumes and buying treats are part of the preparations, but safety and healthy choices should also be part of your …
Celebrating & Connecting the Community
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From right to left: Greg Brown, Jesse Moore, Kevin Moore (2021 Rotary Club of Surprise Member and Tournament Chairman), Nancy Moore, Bob (Nancy’s father).

Rotary of Surprise swings for kids at Coyote Lakes

The Rotary Club of Surprise is hosting its 13th Annual “Fore! The Kids” Charity Golf Tournament, Sunday, Nov. 7 at Coyote Lakes Golf Club, 18800 N. Coyote Lakes Parkway, Surprise. More …
One team at the Sun Health Foundation 5K Sept. 26, the Royal Doo-Wops comprised of Sun Health Foundation’s Directors of Philanthropy, their friends and family. The Royal Doo-Wops, from left, are Pat Walsh, Stephanie Walsh, Pamela Gralton Kohnen, Bonnie Robinett, Claudia Cucitro and Dominique Dancause.

Sun Health Foundation 5K raises $31,000

On Sunday, Sept. 26 at Surprise Stadium, more than 180 people of all ages crossed the finish line during Sun Health Foundation’s 5K Walk/Run for Women’s Health in support of healthier …

This week in Surprise history

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

Benevilla to host workshop on dementia

Benevilla is hosting a free, online educational workshop at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 focusing on the challenging behaviors that may develop to those with dementia and how caregivers can address …
Kathy Voss, the I Explore teacher at Marley Park, was awarded a grant to support STEM programs in September. She shows off some of the books available from the Friends of the Surprise Libraries bookstore.

Friends of Surprise Libraries opens new bookstore

Friends of the Surprise Libraries is reopeing.
Surprise Entertainment
The Chick-fil-A hot air balloon will be among the attractions at the G.A.I.N. Night in Surprise Oct. 23

Surprise park to host G.A.I.N. Night Oct. 23

Surprise Public Safety officials invite residents to attend the upcoming G.A.I.N. Night (Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods).
The Arizona Philharmonic is teaming up with The Vista Center for the Arts for five shows this year and more concerts planned for future years.

Arizona Philharmonic now calling Surprise's The Vista home

The Vista Center for the Arts, 15660 N. Parkview Place, and the Arizona Philharmonic are teaming up to grow together.

Celebrate Halloween in the West Valley with the whole family

Watch Disney’s Coco at Whyman Park|Saturday, Oct. 23 from 5-9 p.m. at Whyman Park, 2350 S. 103rd Ave, Tolleson|This family-friendly event kicks off with a costume contest, a kid's dance …
Arizona Philharmonic performs for the first time at the Vista Center for the Arts Oct. 30. Tickets at thevistaaz.com/azphil. [Submitted photo]

Arizona Philharmonic announces 2021-22 season debut at Vista Center for the Arts

The Arizona Philharmonic (AZ Phil), Prescott’s regional professional orchestra, launches its new five-concert season for 2021-22 Oct. 30, with the baroque orchestral performance of …
The Mavericks recently won the Americana Music Association Trailblazer Award. Experience them live Feb. 10 and 11 during Wickenburg’s Gold Rush Days festival, at the Webb Center. [Submitted photo/Erika Goldring for Getty Images]

All tickets to the Webb Center’s 20th anniversary season now on sale

All tickets to the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts’ 20th anniversary season of events are on sale now to the public. The Wickenburg theater schedules a diverse lineup of artists and …
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