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Sun Cities continues to maintain low COVID case increase

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the overall number of Sun Cities COVID-19 cases at 5,664 on April 16.

Sun City residents urged to prepare for wildfires

Residents are encouraged to prepare their home, family and pets for wildfires.
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Return to normal getting closer in Sun City

Sun City residents can now look forward to a specific date for a full reopening of recreation center activities.
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Surprise served 78,000 shots at COVID POD

The Surprise-led vaccination POD at Banner Del Webb Medical Center was able to distribute about 78,000 shots in arms from December through its closing in mid-March.
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Signs of the past

The tremendous success of Sun City during its first decade prompted the Del Webb Co. officials to extend the community north of Grand Avenue and in the late 1960s begin building what became known as phase two.

Sun City Lions Club slates annual yard sale

The Sun City Host Lions Club is holding its annual yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 23 and 24 at the Lions Club Foundation Building, 9949 N. 99th Ave. Each year the club collects …

Local authors announce latest mystery novel

“From Port to Rigor Morte,” the seventh cozy mystery novel in local author J.C. Eaton’s Wine Trail Mysteries, is set for release April 20. The novel takes place at the fictitious …

Local entertainer announces new album

Local Western music entertainer Dan McCorison introduces his new album, Me & Les, at a CD release party 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 18 at Copper Penny, 10765 W. Peoria Ave. The album was recorded …

Benevilla workshop helps caregivers care for themselves

Stress management and self-care are difficult enough, but tend to be even harder for those who have significant caregiving responsibilities.

Garden club slates special sale

The Sun City West Desert Garden Club is hosting a special Saturday plant sale 8 a.m.-noon April 24. The greenhouse is located on the north side of the Beardsley Recreation Center at the corner of …

Donna Berger is April ‘Artist of the month’

The Artists by the Lake club has named Donna Berger its April “Artist of the Month.” Since childhood, Ms. Berger has always loved drawing, painting and crafting. She studied art in …


Sonoran Desert Chorale slates virtual spring concert

The Sonoran Desert Chorale offers its fourth regular concert in this year's Virtual Season.  “Let Joy Be Your Journey” will be available 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1 at Sonoran …
T.A. Burrows will present a Mother’s Day concert, “Sing Street Café,” 1 p.m. Friday, May 7. [Submitted photo]

Engaging, enriching virtual programs offered for older adults

The Center for Senior Enrichment (CSE), under the auspices of Jewish Family & Children’s Service, provides week-day free ZOOM programming for all older adults throughout the Valley, …
Lauren Erickson [Submitted photo]

‘Musical Potpourri’ is April 15 in Sun City West

Flute a la Carte presents a “Musical Potpourri” 10 a.m. Thursday, April 15 at 23205 N. Toro Court, featuring flutist Lauren Erickson. Ms. Erickson, owner of Erickson Flute & …
Larry Kubiayk is back for an encore of his Beatles tribute show April 16 in Peoria.

Sun City musician brings Beatles tribute show back to Peoria

Larry Kubiayk, aka Ol Porch Dog, will bring his Beatles tribute show back to Peoria.
The Kingston Trio brought the tradition of American folk music into the mainstream with their hit “Tom Dooley” in 1958. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, other chart-toppers like “Scotch ‘N Soda” and “Michael Row Your Boat Ashore” helped the Trio achieve record sales and worldwide fame. [Submitted photo]

Live concerts return to the Webb Center

Bringing live music back to the Webb Center’s stage are the Kingston Trio 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18. Tickets for the first in-person concert at the venue in over a year start at $15 for adults …
Ghostlight Theatre celebrates its return to the stage with “Price of Destiny” opening April 15. Here cast members gather for the dinner party scene. For tickets and safety guidelines visitghostlightaz.com. [Submitted photo]

Ghostlight returns with April world premiere

Ghostlight Theatre, 13541 W. Camino Del Sol, celebrates its return to the stage with the world premiere of Helene Benigno’s original dramatic comedy, “The Price of Destiny,” opening …
John Leo (vocals, harmonica), from Surprise, Sun City residents Guy Dobbins (drums) and Larry Kubiayk (bass), and Anthem resident Scott Severtson (guitar) as Rockin’ The Blues will perform around the West Valley in April.

Rockin’ The Blues set for West Valley gigs in April

Rockin’ The Blues will be hitting spots around the West Valley this month.
The Stomperz include, from left, Dan Reed (trumpet), Lloyd Shaffer (piano), Chuck Stewart (tuba), Matt Mooney (banjo), Ernie Landes (trombone), Clark Chaffee (drums) and Barry Clapper (clarinet).

Traditional jazz returns to the stage with the Sun City Stomperz

Dixieland jazz is returning to the West Valley.
From left, Greg Mc Whorter, Ray Carter, Priscilla Pinches and Rich La Rose will perform April 10 as the Priscilla Rose Band in Surprise.

Rose Band planning West Valley gig

The Priscilla Rose Band will bring their blend of classic rock and pop to Surprise.

Sun City neighborhood concerts kick off in April

The Duane Moore All Star Jazz Quartet will perform a driveway concert 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1 at 10535 W. Prairie Hills Circle. The quartet will play a one-hour concert. Appreciation for the …
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