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District 2 Update – January 2020

I would like to start by saying Happy New Year, and welcome to 2020! It is my continued goal to provide you with a monthly newsletter that will offer city updates as well as upcoming events for the month. I am always available via email at nancy.hayden@surpriseaz.gov if you have any questions, concerns or would just like to chat about something important to you.

The Surprise Fire-Medical Department is continuing their open house series by welcoming residents to view the living quarters and bay, meet the firefighters and see the firetrucks. There will be three open houses in January. Fire Station 302 (18600 N. Reems Road) will host their open house on January 4; Fire Station 307 (16171 W. Cactus Road) opens its doors on January 11; and, Fire Station 301 (16750 N. Village Drive) will host its open house on January 25. All open houses are held from 9-11 a.m.

AZ Humanities presents The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of WWII on Wednesday, January 8 at 11 a.m. This presentation will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, and admission is free. Please come join other residents and hear about the over 1,000 WASP who helped free male pilots for combat roles at critical times during the war. For more information, please call 623-214-7537.

The 8th Annual Thunderbird Artists Fine Art and Wine Festival will be held at Mark Coronado Park, 15960 N. Bullard Ave, on January 10-12 from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Residents are invited to join over 80 fine artists who will bring the city a world-class art event. Admission is $3 per person, and tickets may be purchased online at www.thunderbirdartists.com.

On Saturday, January 18, the City of Surprise will host a day of celebration in honor of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This annual event consists of musical performances, a keynote speaker, various sponsor exhibit booths, health and wellness resources and service projects. The celebration will began at 8:30 am. with a light breakfast and guest speakers in the City Hall Courtyard, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza. For more information, please visit www.surpriseaz.gov/MLK.

Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival continues this month on Sunday, January 19, from noon until 4 p.m. at Mark Coronado Park, 15960 N. Bullard Ave. The event will feature live classic rock music by Flashback, delicious food trucks, yard games and much more. Please don’t forget to bring your blanket or chairs and enjoy the evening. You are welcome to bring your dogs as long as they are on leashes.

The Kachina Kennel Club is the first kennel club in the West Valley and was formed in 1975. They will be hosting the Copper Classic Dog Show at Mark Coronado Park, 15960 N. Bullard Ave, on January 24-26. Exact times have not yet been released, but please watch my Facebook page for announcements. For more information, please email info@kachinakennelclub.com.

Lastly, I would like to invite all of my residents to attend one of my monthly chats. I meet the second Wednesday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Arizona Traditions Ceramics Room.

Additionally, I meet the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Sun City Grand Palm Center-Mediterranean Room (19726 N. Remington Dr.) at 10 a.m. I hope to see you there!