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Plants for sale in Sun City West

The Desert Garden Club of Sun City West will host a plant sale.

One Arizona student can win $10K in Barro’s Pizza tuition giveaway

Barro’s Pizza is partnering with Dr Pepper to award $10,000 to one Arizona student in the 12th annual Barro’s Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway.

Dawns Endless Arrangements celebrates ribbon cutting in Surprise

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Sept. 27 for Dawns Endless Arrangements.
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Surprise honors community leaders with awards

George Van De Langeryt is a decorated disabled veteran, who has been fighting for veteran causes in the Surprise area for more than 15 years.

12 Gage sets records in Surprise with 4 elite targets

Paradise Honors senior star quarterback Gage Baker is racking up passing numbers — including meaningful ones leading to big wins — at a record pace, even for him. Skill, experience …


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If you live or work in Surprise, or have graduated from a Surprise area school in the last two years… you are eligible for a scholarship and there's still time to start this fall.
On Friday, July 28, Mayor Skip Hall, Vice Mayor Chris Judd, Councilmember Cline and I joined Police Chief Benny Pina and Fire Chief Brenden Espie as well as members of both departments to cheer on their competitors in the first-ever Surprise Chimichanga Challenge.
On Friday, August 18, Mayor Hermosillo, Governing Board Member Jennifer Drake, Governing Board President Chrystal Chaffin and Superintendent Dr. John Croteau and I joined Dysart High at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new turf field, prior to the first varsity football game of the season.

4th annual 5K for Women’s Health raises nearly $50,000

It was a picture-perfect day for Sun Health Foundation’s 5K for Women’s Health, Sept. 24 at Surprise Stadium.

Home Instead to offer Alzheimer's education event in Surprise

In-home care provider Home Instead is urging community members to reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s disease, recognize the signs and reimagine what living with Alzheimer’s can look like.
Veterans Day

Entries wanted for Surprise Veterans Day parade

The city of Surprise is already planning its ninth annual Veterans Day Parade.

Surprise to host 2 pickleball tournaments

The 2nd Annual Surprise Cup pickleball tournament is back in the city, one of two upcoming events in Surprise.

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Surprise adaptive adults head to Uptown Alley

Surprise's next adaptive adult social event put on by the Surprise Park and Recreation department is a bowling afternoon at Uptown Alley.
Ground Floor Artists in Surprise has its next session of Friday Night Art Madness - Stylized Acrylic Flowers at 6 p.m. Sept. 29

Surprise art studio slates Friday of madness

Ground Floor Artists presents its next session of Friday Night Art Madness - Stylized Acrylic Flowers.
Pictured from left are Peoria resident Fabian Cetrone, bass and vocals, Sun City resident Rich La Rose, guitar and vocals, Glendale resident Priscilla Pinches, vocals, Phoenix resident Dan Seabreeze, drums, and Peoria resident Bill Chism, guitar. 

Priscilla Rose Band to rock Coyote Lakes Golf Club

The Priscilla Rose Band will perform classic rock and pop music at Coyote Lakes Golf Club.
Tim Hope and Debbie Wesselo are TNT Entertainment. After spending the summer in  Aruba playing Motown and other hits, the duo returns for regular Tuesday shows at The Chicken Ranch in Surprise, starting Oct. 24.

Chicken Ranch in Surprise brings back live music

October is the month when many people and entertainers are returning to Surprise and the Northwest Valley.
Q’iru Duet will begin the next season of Lunchtime Theater on Oct. 12 at Arts HQ in Surprise.

Latin American duet kicks off Lunchtime Theater in Surprise

Opera, comedy, Latin and holiday classics are included in the Lunchtime Theater season lineup.
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