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SURPRISE NEWS & COMMERCE
Surprise News
Public Meetings

Upcoming city meetings in Surprise

Here are upcoming public meetings held in Surprise.
Almanac

This week in Surprise history

Here is a look at Surprise history through the years on this week.
Public Safety

Surprise police looking for runaway teen

Surprise Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Ayden Montoya, a 17-year-old runaway.
CLASSES

Surprise HOA Academy returns in October

Registration is open for the popular Surprise HOA Academy.
Subscriber Exclusive

Surprise interested in another ride for e-scooters

The city of Surprise appears poised to take electric scooters for another ride.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Who is the West Valley Preps 2021 football Week 2 player of the week?

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Opinions: Highlighting Surprise Voices
Chris Judd

Chris Judd: District 6 Newsletter — September 2021

Please take a moment to watch my new Council Conversations show discussing how businesses choose locations in Surprise.
Alyson Cline

Aly Cline: District 2 Newsletter — September 2021

On Monday, August 23, I attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the new El Mirage Library.
Roland Winters

Roland Winters: District 1 Newsletter — September 2021

I want to give a big shout-out to all the great folks here in the city of Surprise.
Jack Hastings

Jack Hastings: District 5 Newsletter — September 2021

On August 25, Mayor Hall joined Crumbl Cookies for a ribbon cutting.
Ken Remley

Ken Remley: District 4 Newsletter — September 2021

The Surprise Senior Center began the next phase of reopening on Aug. 9.
Celebrating & Connecting the Community
Neighbors

Friends of Poor Walk strides in Surprise for those in need

The 2021 Friends of the Poor Walk/Run hosted by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Clare’s of Assisi Conference is set up for later this month. This event takes place on Sept. 25 at …
Rita McBride

Benevilla workshop helps find new home for loved ones

The Benevilla Education Event Series continues at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29 with a free, online workshop titled “Home is Where the Heart Is and Where to Turn When Home is No Longer an …
Food Fuels Learning donation collections are starting to build up at Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Surprise.

Larry Miller dealers fuel food donations

Now that Arizona children are back in school, local food banks are seeing a spike in demand as many parents are spread thin financially, purchasing school supplies and other back to school …
The Benevilla Life Enrichment Program supports veterans like Pete. The Surprise-based nonprofit is having its annual golf tournament fundraiser Nov. 13 at Wigwam Gold Golf Course.

Benevilla tees off at Wigwam to turn 40

Benevilla recently announced it is celebrating their 40th Anniversary by hosting a golf tournament fundraiser which will tee off Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Wigwam Gold Golf Course, 451 N. Old …

Entries wanted for Surprise Veterans Day Parade

The Surprise Parks and Recreation Department is accepting entries from clubs, organizations, groups and residents who want to participate in the city’s Fifth Annual Veterans Day Parade to honor those who have bravely served the country.
Surprise Entertainment
Arizona Winds, seen in a past performance in Glendale, returns from an 18-month hiatus due to COVID, with a show Oct. 17 in Surprise.

Arizona Winds switches homes from Glendale to Surprise for new season

The Arizona Winds, which for decades had performed in Glendale, will be back with live music after a nearly 18-month pandemic-generated hiatus and in its new live space in Surprise.
Maestro Cal Stewart Kellogg and the West Valley Symphony will start the 2021-22 season in Surprise Nov. 21. Before then, the symphony is leading auditions for 15 chairs in early October in Chandler.

West Valley Symphony sets early October auditions

The West Valley Symphony has scheduled string auditions on Saturday, Oct. 2 and for principal tuba and second bassoon on Saturday, Oct. 9 for the six-concert 2021-22 season, which begins Nov. 21 and …

The Vista Center for the Arts hosts patriotic Country Music Festival

The Vista Center for the Arts, 15660 N. Parkview Place, is celebrating and remembering the heroes of Sept. 11, 2001 with a Country Music Festival Sept. 10 and 11. Day one features Shooter Jennings …
A classic car show, like this one in 2019, is part of the Fiesta Grande celebration at the Villanueva Recreation Complex.

Surprise Fiesta Grande returning in person

Surprise announced the return of the annual Surprise Fiesta Grande in person.
Actor and director Matt McAuley opened the Ghostlight Theatre doors back in 2010.

“Art” opens its run Sept. 9 with Sun City West troupe

Ghostlight Theatre is in rehearsals for its next production. “Art” will open with a 7 p.m. show Thursday, Sept. 9 on stage at 13541 W. Camino Del Sol in Sun City West. The run will …
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