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Scottsdale Update - Feb. 2, 2017


February is American Heart Month. Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR. Your actions can save a life by taking a free hands-only CPR class.

Western Week gallops in this weekend. An array of Western-themed festivities will be held Feb. 4-11. They include: "Rhinestones, Rodeo and Retro Style" Saturday, Feb. 4; Meet author Robert Knott, Tuesday, Feb. 7; Marshall Trimble: Tombstone?s Social Life (What Folks Did When They Weren't Gunfighting), Wednesday, Feb. 8; Gold Palette ArtWalk, Thursday, Feb. 9; Hashknife Pony Express arrival, Friday, Feb. 10; and the Parada del Sol Parade and Trails End Festival, Saturday, Feb. 11.


Scottsdale historian Len Marcisz takes a look at the history of the Parada del Sol.


Waste Management Phoenix Open continues through Sunday. Find out why this tournament boasts the largest galleries in golf and has earned the nickname "The Greatest Show on Grass." The Phoenix Open takes place at the Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale, 17020 N. Hayden Road. Follow these safety tips.

Paws in the Park delayed by rain; takes place Saturday. Talk to experienced pet professionals, learn about dog adoptions, win prizes and hear entertainment - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Chaparral Park's off leash area. Dog food donations will be accepted and will benefit Vista del Camino's Pet Pantry and rescue agencies.


Browse the city calendar for more events.


City information is just a phone call away by dialing 480-312-3111. The city's information line connects you with live operators who have much of the event, traffic and meeting information that you want, or they'll forward your call to the correct department for further assistance. The line is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and for special events as publicized.


Get City Council meeting and agenda information.


Scottsdale Water offers free water efficiency classes. Topics include rainwater harvesting, desert lawn care, irrigation design and troubleshooting, hands-on pruning, an informative Xeriscape garden tour and more. View the class schedule, sign up for early notification and register or call 480-312-5690

Sign up for fun activities for tots, artists and athletes. Scottsdale's leisure education classes still have spots available. We offer a variety of classes, including ceramics, water color, tot dancing and more. Browse the schedule.

Library and arts center present "Parks and Arts: Paris's Greenspaces."Historian Richard S. Hopkins will discuss how many of Paris's parks and gardens were developed in the 19th century. The free program runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Civic Center Library.

Protect your identity by attending "Shred It" event, Feb. 11. Bring your personal and/or commercial documents to the "Shred It" event from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in the Wal-Mart parking lot, 15355 N. Northsight Blvd. A $3 per box donation is suggested.   

Rid your home of household hazardous wastes. Bring them to Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the city Corporation Yard, 9191 E. San Salvador.

Exhibit reception and panel celebrate upcoming Cactus League season. Baseball is back, and the public is invited to a free reception and panel discussion Wednesday, Feb. 15, focused on the Cactus League and the first players to be inducted into the Cactus League Hall of Fame. The reception takes place at 5 p.m. in the main exhibit space of Scottsdale's Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. The library is hosting a 2,500-squre-foot historic baseball exhibit produced by the Arizona Spring Training Experience and the Cactus League Hall of Fame.


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