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Scottsdale Update - Feb. 22, 2018


The Boys of Summer are back in Scottsdale. Spring training in Scottsdale in underway with the San Francisco Giants and a free baseball memorabilia exhibit open at the Civic Center Library. The Giants begin their home spring schedule Friday, Feb. 23, at Scottsdale Stadium. Tickets are available at the stadium box office, by calling 1-877-473-4849 or at San Francisco Giants.

"Kidde" fire extinguisher may be on a recall list. They can become clogged, require excessive force to discharge or fail to activate. Check to see if yours is on the recall list and how you can get free replacements.


The heART of Scottsdale: Inside the Arts District. Join artist, gallery owner and host Andrea Zakrzewski for a tour of Old Town Scottsdale and the Arts District. This segment features Cyndy Carstens, artist and owner of Carstens Studio and Gallery.


Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show trots to WestWorld through Sunday. Since 1955, this annual horse show has set the pace in the Arabian horse world. It has grown from 50 horses to more than 2,000, bringing top owners, trainers and breeders from around the world competing for a chance to win.  

Canal Convergence lights up the Waterfront this weekend and next. Visitors will experience cutting-edge public art installations suspended above and placed throughout the Arizona Canal at the Scottsdale Waterfront. Scottsdale Public Art will present a range of educational activities and engaging events throughout this weekend, Feb. 23-24, and March 2 and 3.

Pianist performs free show with the Scottsdale Concert Band. Pianist Andrew O'Brien will return to the stage with the Scottsdale Concert Band for a program titled "Heroes and Legends." It starts at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at Coronado High School. The Scottsdale Concert Band is a 75-member community ensemble sponsored by Scottsdale Community College.

Native Spirit ArtWalk comes to Old Town Scottsdale, March 1. Celebrate Arizona's indigenous cultures Thursday, March 1, as part of a special Gold Palette Scottsdale ArtWalk. This event takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and features a variety of impressive art, live entertainment and gallery receptions. Free trolley rides are available in the area to transport folks from free parking areas to attractions.

Browse the city calendar for more events.


Students invited to register for Scottsdale Youth Town Hall. The Scottsdale Mayor's Youth Council will be hosting a discussion on substance use and addiction from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 5, in the Civic Center Library Auditorium. Get details and register.

Do you know a person or place that embodies the Spirit of Scottsdale? The city's Neighborhood Advisory Commission wants to recognize the people and places in southern Scottsdale that personify the "Spirit of Scottsdale." How someone or a place contributes to Scottsdale physically, aesthetically or socially are all reasons to nominate. Nominations are open through April 15. Get more information and nominate today.

Scottsdale Water participates in SRP Water Conservation Expo. Stop by Scottsdale Water's booth at this free expo from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the SRP Pera Club. Visitors can get valuable information on how to save water and money, in addition to receiving discounts on various water-savings equipment such as smart irrigation controllers.

Get City Council meeting and agenda information.


Attend free landscape workshop: Drip Irrigation Design & Installation. Learn simple tips to make your drip irrigation system efficient and easy to maintain. The free program takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Civic Center Library. Register and get more information.

Participate in Picnic in the Park, Saturday. This free community event runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Scottsdale Ranch Park, 10400 E. Via Linda. Highlights include live entertainment, games, community info booths, food trucks and raffles.

Celebrate Scottsdale's Founder's birthday, Monday. Scottsdale Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane, Arizona's Official State Historian Marshall Trimble and Scottsdale historian Joan Fudala will provide brief tributes to Scottsdale's founder and namesake, Chaplain Winfield Scott. The free, annual outdoor program includes old-fashioned picnic refreshments and takes place at noon, Monday, Feb. 26, in front of the Scottsdale Historical Museum.

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy hosts Junior Citizen Science Festival, March 2-3. Students in elementary school can study the McDowell Sonoran Preserve's unique ecosystem and participate in a dozen interactive, fun-filled activities centered around the Sonoran Desert. 

Catch a family-friendly "double header" March 3. Celebrate the first Saturday in March with a pair of family-friendly events. The Scottsdale Giant Race begins at 7 a.m. at Scottsdale Stadium. The Scottsdale Public Library's Ultimate Play Date follows, which includes a variety of activities designed to teach through interactive play. The free fun takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. just outside the Civic Center Library.

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