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SURPRISE NEWS & COMMERCE
Surprise News

Upcoming city meetings in Surprise

Here are upcoming public meetings held in Surprise.

3 Surprise committee meetings on tap July 15

Three Surprise commission or committee meetings are on tap for Wednesday, July 15.

Rancho Vista rezone focus of Surprise Citizen Review meeting July 15

The city of Surprise has called an online citizen review meeting for rezoning in Rancho Vista at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 15.

Surprise City Council candidates election Q&A

Surprise City Council candidates answer questions leading up to the Aug. 4 city election.

COVID cases up a quarter in last week

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported the number of Surprise COVID-19 cases at 1,389 on July 13. That's an increase of 25% over the last week.
Business

Pickup hours expanded at Hollyhock Library

Hours for curbside and walk-up pickup at the Hollyhock Library, 15844 N. Hollyhock St., are expanding.

AZ TechCelerator webinar covers scaling sales July 14

The AZ Techcelerator is hosting its next business webinar, titled "Scaling Sales," from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 14.   Learn how to add fuel to the fire, identify the next-level …

Surprise permits completed in June

Here are permits the city of Surprise completed in June.

Kansas City Royals break ground on housing unit

The Kansas City Royals broke ground July 9 on The Fountains at Surprise Center, their new four-story player housing complex, just south of a similiar facility for the Texas Rangers.
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IRIS USA President Hiroyuki ‘Doc’ Takahashi, presented Dysart Unified School District director of career and technical education Jim Grieshaber 10 boxes of personal protective equipment outside the IRIS USA building June 26.

With school districts across the state beginning to release reopening plans, the Dysart Unified School District has developed a unique approach, ensuring the right fit for each student and family when school begins Tuesday, Aug. 4.
Surprise Entertainment
WHAM Art Association founder Connie Whitlock will teach a clay class for kids, starting at 9:30 a.m. July 17.

WHAM plans kids art classes, including later this week

WHAM Art Association has resumed classes for children at its West Gallery home, 16560 N. Dysart Road. Those classes include: • …
Tenors Guillermo Ontiveros, Johnny Huerta and Robert Erlichman have rescheduled their appearance in Surprise for Nov. 1 at The Vista Center for the Arts.[Submitted photo]

Rescheduled Phoenician Tenors concert remains set for Nov. 1

The Phoenician Tenors concert originally scheduled for March 29 has been rescheduled to Sunday, Nov. 1 at The Vista Center for the …
Mike Wehner, Keith Weaver and Greg Drejza, as Copper Sunrise, usually play around eight gigs a month, mostly across the Southwest Valley.

Litchfield Park trio heads back to Irish Wolfhound

Copper Sunrise, a Litchfield Park-based trio with more than 450 songs in a cover repertoire that spans from The Allman Brothers to …
Steve Christiansen will perform a brand new set entirely dedicated to country music legend Merle Haggard, at 5:30 p.m. at I & J Fountain restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road, Surprise.

Music returns to I & J Fountain with Haggard tribute

Live music has returned to I & J Fountain restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Road.

Chorus seeks new members

Westwind Chorus, a women’s chorus and a chapter of Sweet Adelines International singing acapella music, is seeking new members.
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