Posted on: March 22, 2017

Surprise Pops Band to play light classics at free concert April 2

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The Surprise Pops Band presents A Touch of Class, featuring light classics at their Sunday, April 2 performance.   

The concert begins at 3 p.m., at the Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, 15550 N. Parkview Place. 

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Match your skills, talents to meaningful volunteer opportunities

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If you’re looking for meaningful ways to use your talents to make a difference, come to a free Experience Matters information session on April 12.

Experience Matters is an organization that connects talented, experienced people with nonprofits. Exper...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Rock your block! Free block party trailer rentals available

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What better way to get to know your neighbors than by throwing a great party? Surprise offers free rentals of its Block Party Trailer, and we’ll even deliver it to you! 

The block party trailer includes chairs, tables, coolers, canopy tents, spo...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Calling all performers! City holding auditions for Surprise Talent Show

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The City of Surprise is looking for talented residents to perform in the Surprise Talent Show this spring! 

Performances may include singing, dancing, instrumental, drama/theatre, comedy, magic, skits or any other talent that is appropriate for a fun,...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

2017 Surprise Retail Survey is open! Help bring in new shopping & dining; vote for local favorites

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Do you have a favorite restaurant that you would like to see open in Surprise? What about a unique shopping experience that you want added to your hometown? Tell us in our 2017 Surprise Retail Survey! 

We want to know how we can make our city a one-st...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Surprise Senior Center to host Seniors Prom April 19

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 Dance the day away at the City of Surprise Seniors Prom!

“Hollywood Glam” is the theme for the annual Seniors Prom, which will be held Wednesday, April 19 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Surprise Senior Center, 15832 N. Hollyhock St. 

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Wellness Class: Importance of screening for prostate cancer

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 Health and wellness are important for a thriving community, and the City of Surprise is hosting a series of free wellness classes to help keep residents educated and informed on a variety of topics. 

Coming up in the series:

Prostate Cancer and Y...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Surprise Aquatic Center offers spring swim lessons

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Get the kids ready for summer with swim lessons at Surprise Aquatic Center!  

Private and group swim lessons will begin the week of March 27. All lessons are available in the afternoon. View the session schedule

Registration begins on the follow...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Surprise seeking applications for voluntary commissions

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The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications for the following commissions:

Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission – 1 vacancy

Municipal Property Corporation Board – 1 vacancy

All board/commission positions are voluntary.

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Seeking input on proposed Sign Code changes; public meetings throughout March

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The city is in the process of updating its Sign Code and wants your input! The proposed code aims to balance business needs with aesthetics, while meeting the requirements of law. Join us at an upcoming public meeting to learn more and give your ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

Registration Underway for City of Surprise Adult Sports Leagues

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The City of Surprise is now registering for several Adult Sports leagues.  

Co-Ed Indoor Volleyball League – Games are scheduled to take place on Sundays beginning April 2. League Play: 5 on 5. Team registration cost is $200. 

Adult Kickball Leagu...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

City of Surprise offers Spring Break Sports Camps

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Registration is open for a variety of City of Surprise Spring Break Sports Camps, including youth tennis, baseball and softball.

Here are the camp details:

Tennis CampMarch 20-24, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; ages 6-18The Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex will be ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

New Surprise Progress TV Episode

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Watch Surprise Progress TV for info on our sign code update, youth council recruitment, public art bus tour & more!

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Mock Drill

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The City of Surprise Fire-Medical Department (SFMD) has been awarded grant funding in the amount of $8,351 from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (AZGOHS).  The grant objective is to enhance DUI Alcohol Education and Awareness throu...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Volunteer for Community Pride Day on April 8 & help beautify Surprise

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Looking for an opportunity to better your community? Want to teach your children the benefit of volunteering? April 8 is the perfect time, as the City of Surprise invites residents to participate in its Community Pride Day Cleanup Event!

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Vendor spaces available for Surprise Super Swap Meet

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Do you have new or used items to sell? Reserve a space at Surprise Super Swap Meet!

The city’s popular community-wide garage sale will be held Saturday, April 29 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Surprise Aquatic Center Parking lot, located at 15831 N....

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Surprise Senior Center offers daily meal program

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Did you know the Surprise Senior Center offers delicious and nutritious lunches for seniors five days a week?

Hot lunch is served Monday through Friday at noon. On Wednesdays and Fridays there are also deli sandwich and chef salad options. 

The meal pr...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

City opens summer job program for teens; apply by April 3

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The City of Surprise is offering a summer job program for income-eligible Surprise teens between the ages of 15 – 19.

Through the City Council-approved Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), applicants must be available to work up to 30 hours a week...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Support our troops by donating care items

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 Help send care packages to deployed Luke Air Force Base airmen by donating food and hygiene items March 1 through April 13 at Surprise City Hall! 

The city is partnering with nonprofit organization Operation Thunderbox to send donated goods over...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Surprise Arts Commission hosts Public Art Bus Tour March 22

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Spend a morning discovering various art exhibits and experiences in the city of Surprise! On March 22, the Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission and Benevilla are joining together to offer a free public art bus tour.

Tour participants will visit a...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Registration underway for city’s Spring Break Camp

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 Looking for some spring break fun for your kids? The City of Surprise is excited to offer a Spring Break Camp that runs March 20-24. 

The camp is designed for youth in Kindergarten – 6th grade and offers the perfect place to spend time...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Council repeals City-wide Temporary Sign Policy; and Bell & Grand Temporary Sign & Use Permit Policy

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The city of Surprise has a history of responding to business needs.  During the last economic recession, City Council adopted a citywide temporary signage policy, in 2009, to temporarily allow for a-frame signs, building banners and ease restrict...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

City-run ambulance service grows; second ambulance now in operation

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The Surprise Fire-Medical Department now has a second city-run ambulance in operation, advancing its goal of becoming the primary provider of emergency transport in the city.

Surprise Fire-Medical launched its ambulance service in November 2015 with one am...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Mayor Wolcott highlights Our Community. Our Story in 2017 State of the City Address

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Mayor Sharon Wolcott shared the story of Surprise, introducing who we are and where we are headed as a community, in the 2017 State of the City Address, presented this afternoon before a packed house at The Colonnade.

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road final weekly project update

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The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has issued a final weekly project update for the Grand Avenue/Bell Road Interchange Project.

The update is as follows:

The Arizona Department of Transportation would like to thank you for your support and pati...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

Registration opens for City of Surprise lifeguard training & swim lesson instructor courses

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Looking for a great summer job? Get trained to be a lifeguard or swim lesson instructor! 

The City of Surprise is now offering registration for the following classes:Lifeguard TrainingThere will be two sessions offered for Lifeguard Training. The firs...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Surprise kicks off the 15th annual Spring Training season!

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We are thrilled to kick off the 15th Annual Spring Training Season in Surprise! If you haven’t secured your tickets for the Kansas City Royals or Texas Rangers games, what are you waiting for? The first game begins on February 25, at 1:05 pm, wi...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Outreach and promotional vendor opportunities available for Spring Egg-stravaganza event

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The City of Surprise invites outreach organizations, promotional vendors and local businesses to participate in the Spring Egg-stravaganza! 

The event will take place Saturday, April 15 from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Surprise Recreation Campu...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

West Valley Babe Ruth Baseball registration is now open

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The City of Surprise is now offering registration for the West Valley Babe Ruth Baseball League, which begins in late April. Both individual and team registration is available for the16-game season.

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Drive Wise, Surprise! Police launch new traffic safety campaign

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The Surprise Police Department has launched a new traffic safety campaign aimed at encouraging safe driving habits.

 The slogan: “Drive Wise, Surprise.” 

“In recent years, traffic accidents in our city have increased by 8-to-...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

City hosts free Medicare workshops

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Already enrolled in Medicare or looking to learn more about it? Two Medicare workshops are coming to Surprise. Get information on the elements of Medicare Parts A and B; Medicare Advantage plans (Part C); Prescription Drug plans (Part D); and Medicare Sup...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

Royals, Rangers announce 2017 Spring Training schedule

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The 15th annual Surprise Spring Training Season will kick off on Saturday, February 25 at the Surprise Recreation Campus - Surprise Stadium featuring Surprise’s home teams: the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers.

The Surprise Stadium will host 33 ga...Read more...

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