city of surprise

City of Surprise offices open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. More info at www.surpriseaz.gov.

Surprise, AZ (February 18, 2020) Spring training opening day, traditionally known as the “Surprise Sundancers Charity Game,” represents the excitement of a new baseball season and reminds us of the significance it brings to the local community.

The game on Friday, February 21 at 1:05 p.m., will feature the Kansas City Royals against the Texas Rangers. All proceeds from this home team face-off will benefit Surprise/Northwest Valley youth-related programs and scholarships. In 2019, the Surprise Sundancers presented $213,750 in youth scholarships and donations to local area non-profit organizations.

Founded in 2002, the Surprise Sundancers are the official Spring Training volunteer organization of the Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers and the city of Surprise. The group currently consists of over 750 members contributing over 32,000 hours of service annually and raising over $1 million for the local community since inception. The Surprise Sundancers are known nationwide for their high level of commitment and service, along with their yellow shirts and smiling faces, helping to earn Surprise Stadium multiple awards and recognition as the “best place to watch a spring training game.”

Surprise Stadium Opening Day Tickets

Single game ticket prices start at just $8. To find your perfect seat, check out SurpriseStadium.com or visit the box office. Purchase tickets in advance of game day and save at least $2 per ticket.

Chiles and Chocolate

AZ Humanities Speaker Series presents Chiles and Chocolate on Tuesday, February 25, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Come by to listen to the rich and savory history of chiles and chocolate while exploring how early people used them and helped spread them to all corners of the world.

Lunch & Learn

The AZ TechCelerator, 12425 W. Bell Road Building D, is offering a Lunch & Learn session on getting the most out of Facebook. Facebook can get complicated with constant updates, new options, format changes and more. Join residents on Thursday, February 27, from 12-1 p.m. for this information packed session on the latest trends, when/how often you should be posting, how to tap into your existing followers and much more. Registration is required by visiting https://www.aztechcelerator.com/events/event-details?occurrenceID=85.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

The City of Surprise offers Household Hazardous Waste Collection events to help protect the environment by properly disposing items which may contain harmful chemicals. Scheduling will begin on March 9. Residents are able to request an appointment through the My Surprise app, or call Customer Service at 623-222-1920. For a complete list of acceptable items, please visit https://www.surpriseaz.gov/3399/Household-Hazardous-Waste. I encourage you to take advantage of this free collection service!