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District 2 Update – February 2019

As warmer weather approaches, we now have the opportunity to step outside and enjoy the beauty that Surprise has to offer. However, no spring season would be complete without taking in a Spring Training game! We are fortunate to live in a city that has a top-tier Spring Training facility. Just last year, USA Today ranked Surprise Stadium as the number one Cactus League facility in all of Arizona, citing the food offerings, family friendliness, and fan experience as top-ranking factors. The park also topped the list for all 23 Arizona and Florida facilities combined in the categories of facility and fan experience! If you have the opportunity, come see for yourself why we are number one!

Spring Training this year runs February 23rd through March 24th, and tickets range anywhere from $8 to $45, depending on what section you choose to view the game from. The box office will be open for the following hours:

  • January 7th – February 9th
    Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • February 10th – March 24th
    Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

*On game days, the box office will stay open until a half hour after the game ends.

Alternatively, tickets may be purchased on SurpriseStadium.com or over the phone by calling (623) 222-2222.

Besides Spring Training, the City offers a number of wonderful events for the whole family to enjoy. Here is a sampling:

Fire Station Open House

February 2nd, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Fire Station 305, 15517 N. Parkview Pl. February 16th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Fire Station 306, 16645 W. Clearview Blvd.

The Surprise Fire-Medical Department is holding an open house at City Fire Station 305, 15517 N. Parkview Pl., and Fire Station 306, 16645 W. Clearview Blvd. Residents can come out and meet the firefighters, check out the living and eating quarters, walk through the bays and see the fire trucks! Attendees will also get a look at the medical equipment, firefighting gear and tools used on emergency calls.

For more information, please call the Surprise Fire-Medical Department administration line at 623.222.5000.

Sunday in the Park – February 10th, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Mark Coronado Park

Bring the whole family to enjoy live music by Jeff Gordon and a selection of food trucks. The best part is that admission is free! Get more info at www.surpriseaz.gov/specialevents

Lunchtime Theater – West Valley Symphony Jam Session – February 21st, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Arts HQ

Maestro Cal Stewart Kellogg’s Jazz Quartet from the West Valley Symphony plays old and new favorites!

For reservations call 623.584.2626

Sunset Theater – Los Tres Tenores – February 23rd, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at NW Regional Library

An exciting program featuring Italian Neapolitan favorites, Mariachi greats, Broadway ballads, and more!

For reservations call 623.584.2626

Lunch & Learn: Social Media for Small Business – February 28th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at AZ TechCelerator

Is your business on social media? While some businesses dabble in one or two channels, most are not doing it very effectively nor targeting the right audience. Understanding the right media is key to a successful social media campaign. Join us for an information session covering some of the top social media channels, their strengths and weaknesses, and how to utilize them effectively to attract and retain clients.

For reservations call (623) 222-3322.

Please note that City offices will be closed Monday, February 18th in observance of Presidents’ Day.

As always, I invite you to join me at my monthly meetings. I have changed the time and location of the meetings I hold on the Second Wednesday of each month. They will now be held 3-4 p.m. in the Arizona Traditions Classroom. Please ask the gate guard for directions upon arrival. My fourth Tuesday meetings will continue to be held at 10:00 a.m. in the Sun City Grand Palm Center – Mediterranean Room (19726 N. Remington Dr.). Stop by and chat with me about what’s going on in the city!