As we enter the summer months, swimming tends to be the most popular leisurely activity as it offers exercise, social time and a great way to cool off. Pools, rivers and lakes are excellent escapes from the summer sun. During these months, water safety is something every resident needs to be focused on. Unfortunately, each year, too many Americans have to deal with the tragedy that comes when water safety is not properly followed. By ensuring children are wearing life jackets and being monitored are easy steps to avoid a devastating situation. Never leave your pool gate unlocked and always ensure adult supervision while children are present.
The City of Surprise offers a variety of swimming lessons for all age groups. You may register online at https://www.surpriseaz.gov/499/Swim-Lessons. Lessons run from May until August.
Utility Assistance Application Event on Thursday, June 6 and 13: If you or anyone you know is in need of utility assistance please be sure to check out the link below for the utility assistance application event. This is a great service that has helped many! View Event Details.
Wilson Premier Championship West, June 6-10: Top baseball prospects from across the United States will showcase their talents in this four-day tournament! These are some of the biggest high school stars featuring over 85 teams. For more information please visit www.wilsonpremierbaseball.com.
Dive-in Movie on Saturday, June 15: Come to the Surprise Aquatic Center where you can swim and watch Aquaman! Gates open at 7:30 p.m. with the movie beginning at 8:00 p.m. This movie is rated PG-13 and children under 12 will not be admitted without a parent or guardian. Concessions are available for purchase. Tickets are $5 for Residents and $8 for Non-Residents. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit https://www.surpriseaz.gov/17/Community-Recreation-Services.
Poetry Slam on Friday, June 21: Come out to the WHAM, 16560 N Dysart Road, for an open mic night of poetry, free verse and storytelling. This is a free public event and no registration is required to participate. For more information, please visit www.surpriseaz.gov/arts.
Veterans Reflection Circle Groundbreaking on Monday, June 24: The City of Surprise is hosting the groundbreaking of an outdoor memorial in honor of the late Surprise resident and combat wounded veteran Brian Mancini. This memorial will be next to the NW Regional Library, 16089 N. Bullard Ave, and it will offer a place for all to gather to remember those who fought for our country. An indoor ceremony will begin at 9:00 a.m. with an outdoor groundbreaking immediately following.
The Waddell Road widening project is beginning to take shape. Utility relocations have begun and we can expect intermittent restrictions and closures over the next few months. This project was approved in the 2017 GO Bond and is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2020.
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