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Scottsdale Update - Aug. 10, 2017

HEADLINES

New fire stations taking shape. The city is building three new fire stations and refurbishing another, thanks to bond financing approved by Scottsdale voters in 2015.

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park reopens Saturday after maintenance project. A brief closure this week permitted the park to make enhancements. Improvements include painting outdoor shade structures, deep cleaning public facilities, repairing trains and other improvements. The park will reopen at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12.  


VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell talks to the department's chaplains about the support they provide to officers, their families and the public.


EVENTS

Celebrate a Scottsdale original - ArtWalk. This free event takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday in Downtown Scottsdale. Sample the area's great restaurants and museums. Free trolley and horse-drawn carriage rides make getting around easy.

Browse the city calendar for more events.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

"Beat the Heat" provided assistance to 271 Scottsdale seniors in need. Care packages consisting of donated water, food, snacks and other relief items were delivered by the Human Services staff this summer. These deliveries not only helped residents, they also allowed city social workers to assess the growing needs of homebound seniors. With the support of Scottsdale Community Partners and local donors, the department provided an estimated $20,000 in supplies to program recipients.

Get schooled with Scottsdale Water's free education programs. Are your kids learning about thunderstorms, desert plants, dams or water chemistry in the classroom? If not, we can help - by spreading the word to your students' amazing teachers. A free educational program is available to schools in the Scottsdale Water service area.

"Bag & tie" your garbage and grass to beat the August heat. Reducing spillage during the summer heat minimizes odors and pest problems. It's more than a good idea, it's the law. Get more refuse tips.

Get City Council meeting and agenda information.


PROGRAMS & SERVICES

"Using Infrared to Remotely Control Robots" - a "50 Forward" program, Aug. 12 and 17. Get hands-on instruction on how to remotely control a robot. "50 Forward" is a grant-funded series that invites those 50 and older to experiment, learn and play with new technology. Two free sessions are available: 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 12, at Appaloosa Library; and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at Civic Center Library.

Learn about fabric designer and silkscreen artist Harwood Steiger. Hear about this Tubac, Arizona, artist who produced designs celebrating the birds, plants and images of the Southwest. The free program takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Civic Center Library.

Via Linda Senior Center hosts third annual Table Tennis Tournament, Aug. 19. This year's tournament will have both recreational and competitive levels of play. Space is limited and registration is required - call 480-312-5810.

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