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SURPRISE NEWS & COMMERCE
Surprise News
Transportation

Pavement work restricts 163rd Ave.

Motorists can expect north and southbound lane restrictions on 163rd Avenue between Happy Valley Road and Grand Avenue for mill and overlay work to preserve the pavement.
Public Meetings

Upcoming city, school meetings in Surprise

Here are upcoming public meetings held in Surprise.
Community

'Surprise Lately' episode features Fiesta Grande changes

The city of Surprise's latest episode of "Surprise Lately" was released Sept. 25, featuring a look at changes to this year's Fiesta Grande event, which is now moving online because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Surprise History

A look at back at Surprise's history on this week

Here is a look at Surprise history through the years on this week, compiled from archives of Independent Newsmedia, Newspapers.com and the city of Surprise historical records:
District 5

Sanders hosting virtual meet and greet Sept. 26

District 5 Councilman David Sanders is hosting his monthly meetup for his constituents at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 on his council web page.
Business
PERMITS

Dozens of projects approved in August

Here are Surprise projects approved in August.
Business

Costco's opening in Surprise was long-time coming

When you want something bad enough, sometimes driving to another state to get it is worth it.
Business

Costco opens in Surprise to happy shoppers

The long-awaited opening of Costco is here.
EVENTS

Surprise's Fiesta Grande street event going virtual

Like most events in 2020, the annual Surprise Fiesta Grande street party in the Original Town Site is going virtual.
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SURPRISE SCHOOLS
Education

Imagine Prep allowed students to return to on-campus learning Sept. 21.

In the November election there are  six candidates vying for three seats on the Dysart Unified School District governing board.
Surprise Entertainment

ProMusica Arizona presents free virtual concert

ProMusica Arizona hosts a free virtual concert, “A Musical Kaleidoscope,” 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8.
'Standing in the Rain' is the theme of WHAM Community Art center family paint night for October in Surprise

Rain provides theme for WHAM Friday paint night

WHAM Art Gallery planned its next Family Paint Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct.  2 at the WHAM Community Art Center.

Artists by the Lake club hosts fine arts sale

The artists of the Artists by the Lake Club in Sun City will present a fine arts sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 through Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Wham Art Center, 16560 Dysart Road.
Artist Steven Weitzman has created a series of art pieces across the country, including a statue of Frederick Douglass, which stands in the U.S. Capitol. He will be creating wall art to surround the new Surprise Public Safety Evidence and Readiness Center and Police Training facilities.

Artist picked for Surprise public safety wall

Noted artist Steven Weitzman will be bringing his work to Surprise — but he’ll be leaving it here permanently.
Crockett makes a splash during the Sea Lion Show at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park.

More amenities open at Wildlife World zoo

Visitors to Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park will find more of their favorite spots open since the facility’s move to Phase 2 of its reopening plan.
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