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Surprise News

Surprise-area COVID-19 testing locations

Here is a list of some COVID-19 testing locations in Surprise, Sun City West and El Mirage.

Surprise P&Z to pick chair, vice chair at July 16 meeting

Five items are on the next Surprise Planning and Zoning Commission agenda for its meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 16 at City Hall, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza.

Qualifications updated for RideChoice service in Surprise

Valley Metro has updated the income-qualified component of a service that helps Surprise residents get to medical appointments, gain employment opportunities and conduct basic shopping needs.

COVID cases pass 1,400 in Surprise

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the number of Surprise COVID-19 cases at 1,438 on July 14. That's an increase of 25% over the last week.

Upcoming city meetings in Surprise

Here are upcoming public meetings held in Surprise.
Business

Christopher Todd communities taking reservations in Surprise

Christopher Todd Communities On Mountain View is expected to open in September and is now accepting priority reservations for homes.

Rancho Vista rezone focus of Surprise Citizen Review meeting July 15

The city of Surprise has called an online citizen review meeting for rezoning in Rancho Vista at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 15.

Pickup hours expanded at Hollyhock Library

Hours for curbside and walk-up pickup at the Hollyhock Library, 15844 N. Hollyhock St., are expanding.

AZ TechCelerator webinar covers scaling sales July 14

The AZ Techcelerator is hosting its next business webinar, titled "Scaling Sales," from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 14.   Learn how to add fuel to the fire, identify the next-level …
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Education

The release of the three school option model for the Dysart Unified School District July 6 left parents diving deeper into details.

IRIS USA President Hiroyuki ‘Doc’ Takahashi, presented Dysart Unified School District director of career and technical education Jim Grieshaber 10 boxes of personal protective equipment outside the IRIS USA building June 26.
Surprise Entertainment
WHAM Art Association founder Connie Whitlock will teach a clay class for kids, starting at 9:30 a.m. July 17.

WHAM plans kids art classes this week

WHAM Art Association has resumed classes for children at its West Gallery home.
Tenors Guillermo Ontiveros, Johnny Huerta and Robert Erlichman have rescheduled their appearance in Surprise for Nov. 1 at The Vista Center for the Arts.[Submitted photo]

Rescheduled Phoenician Tenors concert set for Nov. 1

The Phoenician Tenors concert originally scheduled for March 29 has been rescheduled to Sunday, Nov. 1 at The Vista Center for the …
Mike Wehner, Keith Weaver and Greg Drejza, as Copper Sunrise, usually play around eight gigs a month, mostly across the Southwest Valley.

Litchfield Park trio heads back to Irish Wolfhound

Copper Sunrise is getting back to West Valley gigs in July.
Steve Christiansen will perform a brand new set entirely dedicated to country music legend Merle Haggard, at 5:30 p.m. at I & J Fountain restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road, Surprise.

Music returns to I & J Fountain with Haggard tribute

Live music has returned to I & J Fountain restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road.

Chorus seeks new members

Westwind Chorus, a women’s chorus and a chapter of Sweet Adelines International singing acapella music, is seeking new members.
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