Surprise Neighbors: El Mirage Fire to hold child car seat safety check event

The City of El Mirage Fire Department is hosting a car seat safety check event from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, at 13601 N. El Mirage Road.

Certified car seat technicians will be on site to answer questions, check for correct car seat type and to assist with installation.

A limited number of car seats will be available for installation on a first-come, first-serve basis for those in need.

Children must be present with vehicle at time of event for car seat to be provided.

Funds are provided by Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

Parks and Rec to host summer team field trips

The City of Surprise Parks and Recreation Department will host summer field trips for teens ages 11 through 17.

This summer’s trip line up includes Stratum Laser Tag on Wednesday, June 5;  Main Event on Thursday, June 13; Urban Air Adventure Park on Wednesday, June 26; Jakes Unlimited on Friday, July 5; Great Skate on Thursday, July 11; Big Surf on Friday, July 19; and Medieval Times on Thursday, July 25.

Spots are limited.

Register now at

Summer teen tennis programs signups open

Enrollment for the Surprise summer youth and teen tennis programs is now open.

Weekly summer tennis camps for youth and teens, ages 7 to 18, are currently underway at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex, 14469 W. Paradise Lane.

Classes meet from 8 to 11 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday. All skill levels are welcome. Players will be grouped by level and will receive fun and informative instruction from highly qualified teaching staff.

Evening classes are also available for youth and teens, ages 4 to 18.  Programs currently enrolling include 6 and Under, 10 & Under, 12 & Under, Challengers and Futures.

Students who enroll in Surprise tennis programs receive complimentary walk-on court time, ball basket rental and demo racket use during their program session.

For a complete list of upcoming classes and tennis leagues, visit, or contact the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex at 623-222-2400.

City of El Mirage holding classes on nutrition

The City of El Mirage and the University of Arizona, Maricopa County Cooperative Extension are offering free nutrition classes for residents throughout the summer.

The series of six classes continue Wednesdays June 12 and June 19.

Sessions will be at the El Mirage Senior Center, 14010 N. El Mirage Road.

For information, or to register for these free classes, contact Autumn Grooms at, or call 623-876-2973.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Adult program registration still available

Registration is now open for adult summer tennis programs at the Tennis Complex.

Options include a new Adult Quickstart class on Tuesday mornings.

Plus, the 11-week Surprise Tennis University Summer Session runs from Tuesday, June 4 to Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Wednesday evenings is the Surprise Tennis University 2.0 program.

To register for an adult tennis class, log on to, or contact the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex at 623-222-2400.

CPR, first aid certification classes open

The Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting four CPR-AED-First Aid Certification classes through August.

The two-year certification class costs $40.

The next ones are Saturday, June 15, July 20 and Aug. 17.

The classes will be held in the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce – Conference Room, 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza.

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