Students can apply for 2019-20 Scottsdale Community Collaborative scholarships.High school seniors who enroll at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in Arizona are eligible. Since 2007, 35 students have been awarded a total of $86,500 in scholarships. Deadline is Friday, March 22. Learn about the criteria and apply.
Warm weather awakens snakes. With temperatures approaching the 80s, snakes leave their underground homes to look for food and water. If you or someone you know is bitten by a poisonous snake (or think it is), call 911 immediately. Do not try to capture or kill snakes. Learn more about snake safety.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Kids say the darnedest things. Hear our youngest residents talk about the future they see for Scottsdale. (Video first played at Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane's 2019 State of the City luncheon.)
Attend free Scottsdale Philharmonic concert March 24. Hear a professional symphony orchestra concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E. Shea Blvd. Pieces to be performed include: Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 (Reformation); Saint-Saens: Dance MaCabre; and Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol. The group receives support through the city's Community Event Funding Program.
Participate in Eldorado Park's annual Wedge Skate Jam, March 30. The fun rolls from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the skate park. Entry fees are free, but participants must fill out a waiver to compete. Competitors younger than 18 must have a legal guardian with them to register.
The Boys of Summer heat up March. Catch the San Francisco Giants as Cactus League action continues at our award-winning Scottsdale Stadium. Tickets may be purchased at 1-877-4SFGTIX, online or in person at the Stadium Box Office during Spring Training.
Sunday A'Fair minifestivals continue on Scottsdale Civic Center. Sunday A'Fair features free outdoor concerts by the Valley's top musicians, an arts-and-crafts market and fun activities for children and families. The concerts run from noon-4 p.m. most Sundays through April 7.
Enjoy Scottsdale ArtWalk - an American original. From 7-9 p.m. every Thursday, Old Town galleries open their doors to collector and casual patrons alike to enjoy featured artists, a cultural environment and refreshments.
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FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Scottsdale Water debuts "Choose Tap!" water trailer; showcases benefit of drinking faucet water. The Choose Tap! trailer, which attaches directly to a fire hydrant, serves up chilled tap water at major city events and highlights the benefits of choosing tap water over bottled water. Tap water is affordable – a 25-ounce reusable bottle can be refilled 1,200 times for just $1. It's safe – we perform more than 17,500 tests on water samples annually. It's sustainable - our drinking water comes from renewable surface water sources. Learn more about Scottsdale’s drinking water standards.
Celebrate Fix a Leak Week March 18-24. Learn how to be a leak detective and save water and money. Register for a "Finding and Fixing Leaks" workshop 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Mustang Library. You also can learn how to fix leaks by reading "Find and Fix Leaks that are Draining Your Budget."
Heavy rains put Scottsdale at risk for wildland fires. Recent rains have made our desert greener. It might be pretty, but with the impending summer heat, plants will become dry fuel. With so many Scottsdale homes in urban interface areas, these dangers are especially concerning. Minimize the danger of wildland fires. Scottsdale residents can schedule a free wildland safety inspection by calling 480-312-FIRE (3473).
Violins of Hope on display through March 28 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The Violins of Hope Exhibition shares the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Each violin has a unique and inspiring story that educates both young and old about the Holocaust in a deeply personal and emotional way.
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PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Business owners invited to learn more about transaction privilege taxes (sales tax). This free class takes place from 9-11:30 a.m. Friday, March 29, at SkySong, 1475 N. Scottsdale Road, Building #1, Room 301, Ingenuity. The sessions include: Licensing and Reporting, Location Based Reporting, Tax Rates, Exemption Certificates, Exemptions and Deduction Codes. Attendance is limited. Participants are required to bring an electronic device for the interactive portions of the class. Register here.
Scottsdale Water's free water efficiency workshop series is in full bloom. Attend Scottsdale Water's 2019 workshops and learn about "must-know" topics such as planting beautiful and water-efficient desert plants, irrigation system troubleshooting, leak detection and proper pruning. Classes are free and meet at the Mustang Library and Scottsdale's Xeriscape Garden.
Scottsdale Fire’s "Home Safe Home" program helps elderly, frail reduce falling risks. Trained Fire Department volunteers visit seniors in their homes and point out potential tripping and falling hazards. Volunteers can replace smoke alarm batteries or install a new alarm and give free nightlights to ensure areas are well-lit. Schedule an appointment.
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