February 23, 2019 - March 24, 2019 @ Surprise Stadium
The 17th annual Surprise Spring Training Season will kick off on Saturday, February 23rd at Surprise Stadium – featuring Surprise’s home teams - the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers. The 2019 schedule features a majority of Surprise Stadium games beginning at 1:05 p.m. The schedule also highlights five night games including Fireworks Night – presented by Jimmy John’s on March 22. The season finishes up with the last two games of the season beginning at 12:05 p.m.
March 6, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Council Chambers
Speaker: Chris Glenn and Sandy Sunseri
Millions of travelers visit the Grand Canyon each year, but just 150 years ago, this was still considered the “last blank spot on the map.” One man, a one-armed civil war veteran, was determined to navigate and document the Colorado River as it winds through the canyon. Therefore, on May 24, 1869, John Wesley Powell set out with nine men, four boats, and ten months of rations on an adventure that would nearly kill them. Three months later Powell emerged 1,000 miles down-river with five men, two boats, and only one week of moldy flour left. Listen to their story and see film clips of the raging Colorado as it was in Powell’s time.