Free Ice Skating lessons

Escape the Arizona sun and receive a free 30-minute introductory ice skating lesson. Following Saturday’s lesson a public skate is offered from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Free skate rental included.

Where: Polor Ice 15829 N. 83rd Ave.Peoria, AZ, 85382

When: Ongoing on Wednesdays at 5:45 pm and Saturdays at 9:45 am

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Free Movies in the Park

On Saturday evenings throughout May, Beardsley Park in Sun City West is hosting free movies.  The first movie is on May 11th – Parental Guidance starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler.  May 18th Seth Rogan and Barbra Streisand co-star in The Guilt Trip and on May 25th Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams star as father and daughter in Trouble with the Curve.

Beardsley Park is at 12755 W. Beardsley Road and movies start at sundown which is around 7.15pm

Gehan homes has 66 sites available in Surprise

Dallas-based homebuilder, Gehan Homes, is ready to start construction on new homes for it’s Hacienda @ Greer Ranch community in Surprise.  Greer Ranch lies between Cactus Road and Peoria Avenue on the north and south and Sarival Avenue and Reems Road on the west and east.  The community is southwest of Marley Park. Prices for Gehan’s spacious,  energy-efficient homes start at just under $248,000.  Prices range as high as $311,900 for a four-bedroom house with 3,947 square feet.


Horseshoe Trail Hike

This 2-mile round-trip hike goes along the rolling hills of the Horseshoe Trail.  If you are new to desert hiking, this is an easy hike to test your skills.  Ranger Amy will provide helpful information to keep you hiking all summer long.  The event takes place at 9am on Friday April 26th at Estrella Mountain Regional Park.  There is a $6 fee per vehicle.  Further information can be found

Free Drive-In Movies

The Glendale 9 Drive-In is hosting its annual customer-appreciation night by presenting free movies tonight.  Among the features included are ‘Wreck-It Ralph’, ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ and ‘Fast & Furious 5′.  Gates open at 6pm and the films start at dusk.  For more information call: 623-939-9715 or visit

Joining Entertainment and Shopping in the West Valley

In November 2012 the West Valley finally welcomed its first Outlet Mall – Tanger.  Tanger Outlet is situated east of the Loop 101 at 95th Avenue and offers designer goods tailored for all tastes.  It is situated close to the Westgate Entertainment District, however currently there is no way to walk directly between the two.A shuttle bus carries visitors between Tanger and Westgate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays however this is a limited service.  In the next few weeks work will begin on the construction of two covered sidewalks linking the two centers.  This will make travel between Westgate and Tanger a lot easier and people can then mix their shopping experience with a meal at one of the numerous restaurants situated at Westgate.

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