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Scottsdale Update - June 15, 2017


Record-breaking high temps expected this week. Learn the signs of heat stress and how to avoid and treat it. Remember that Vista del Camino serves as hydration station through September. These stations help protect vulnerable individuals during the summer by providing relief from the heat. Vista is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. 

Living with wildlife in Scottsdale. At times, wild animals venture into areas where people live and play, usually in search of food and water. Learn how to safely share our space with these animals.

Emergency Response Program manages the monsoon. As defined by the National Weather Service, the season runs June 15 through Sept. 30. Learn how the city's Emergency Response Program works to keep citizens safe. In existence for more than 20 years, the program provides 24/7 365 days per year coverage.

Work continues on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard waterline install. Phase 2 recently began which includes work between north of Via Linda to east 92nd Street. The new water main is necessary to improve operational efficiency and water service reliability in the area. Get project updates.


Be red, white and cool at Scottsdale's Fourth of July Celebration from 3 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 4. Get event details.


Listen to the music at railroad park's free Sunday night concert. Americana, singing tunes from the '60s and '70s, takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 18, at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. Bring a blanket, chairs and snacks - or buy munchies on-site. Train and carousel tickets are $2 each with kids 2 and younger riding free with a paying adult. Concerts continue through July 2.

Take a moonlight swim this weekend. UV rays can damage skin in less than 15 minutes. Avoid the danger by swimming under the stars at Moonlight Swims: Friday, June 16, at McDowell Mountain Ranch; and Saturday, June 17, at Eldorado. Both run from 5 to 9 p.m. 

Escape the heat - Backyard Games Day features indoor fun. Enjoy a bunch of family-friendly games in air-conditioned comfort ... 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at WestWorld. Get details, including cost.


Browse the city calendar for more events.


More than 9,000 people attended Mighty Mud Mania last Saturday at Chaparral Park. They donated roughly 935 pounds of food to the Vista del Camino Food Bank and left behind dozens of lost sneakers amid mucky obstacles. More than 120 volunteers helped out during the event, contributing services valued at $16,000. Next year's event takes place June 9 ... plenty of time to invest in new sneakers.

Not too late to sign up for library's Summer Reading Program. Studies show that summer reading programs help children retain and improve their reading skills. This fun-for-the-whole-family program runs through Aug. 1.

Powerline construction underway in McDowell Sonoran Preserve's northern region. Arizona Public Service is building an overhead 69 KV powerline within the power transmission easement. Trail closures will occur at various locations this summer along the route of the new powerline. View current trail closures and access restrictions.

Student artists invited to paint airplane to raise awareness for teen addiction. Flights Above Addiction is sponsoring the event which runs from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Signature Flight Support, 15290 N. 78th Way. After participating in an interactive lesson about the science of addiction, children can paint on the fuselage of the plane. Contact Signature Flight Support at 480-951-2525 for details.


Get City Council meeting and agenda information.


Full STEAM ahead. Children are invited to participate in a variety of programs this month that focus on skills that encourage them to explore and learn. Various dates, times and locations.

Library presents Bedtime Buddy Pajama Party. Children 2 to 5 can wear their jammies and bring their stuffed animal to the library for storytime. They'll leave their furry friend for a slumber party then pick it up the next day. Various dates, time and locations.

Library offers lifelong learning opportunities. Learn how to access and navigate hundreds of online classes on almost any topic imaginable. The free class takes place from 10:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at Appaloosa Library.

Discover ways to use search engine optimization to increase online visibility. This free class takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, in Civic Center Library's Eureka Loft.


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