The WaterUse Association awarded Scottsdale Water with an “Excellence in Action” award for the city’s reclaimed water distribution system. The recognition acknowledges 30 years of using recycled water to supply 26 golf courses in Scottsdale – saving 100 billion gallons of precious, potable water through its decades of service. In addition, the association honored Executive Director Brian Biesemeyer with the ”Service Award” for his commitment on the WaterUse board of directors from 2016-2021. Read more.
THINGS TO DO
Enjoy music from around the world at the Scottsdale Concert Band’s free performance. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the Scottsdale Community College (SCC) Amphitheater, 9000 E. Chaparral Road. The Scottsdale Concert Band is an award-winning community band established in 1977, and it is the SCC’s longest standing ensemble. It performs a diverse repertoire ranging from timeless Big Band favorites, contemporary wind music and rousing patriotic tunes.
Play ball! Spring Training begins tomorrow at Scottsdale Stadium. The San Francisco Giants will play nine home games in Scottsdale before beginning the regular season. Here’s the schedule. Buy tickets. Learn about Scottsdale Stadium and Spring Training.
Check out the new “Then and Now” exhibit at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library. Produced by the Scottsdale Historical Society, this exhibit features historic photographs of iconic points of interest around Old Town. See what these well-known landmarks looked like years ago and learn how they’ve been transformed into popular spots today. This free exhibit is open during regular library hours.
Ongoing Events and Activities:
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Big things are happening for small ones at the Exclusively Little Expo. This McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park event provides a one-stop-shop for families to find information about summer camps, school and education options, youth sports and recreation programs, indoor and outdoor activity opportunities, and a wide range of programs and services the city provides. The event takes place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 26. Train rides on the Paradise & Pacific Railroad and Charros Carousel are $3. Children 2 and younger ride free with a paying adult. Learn more.
Life is a beautiful ride; April is Valley Bike Month. With Valley Bike Month right around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about fun ways to pedal around town. Take the Bike Month Pledge to Ride or sign up for the Bike Month Challenge and compete with cyclists Valleywide. Enter now to participate in drawings for giveaways, and restaurant and retail gift cards. The deadline to register is March 31. Please note that Scottsdale’s April 3, Cycle the Arts bike tour is sold out, but you can register to be on a waitlist.
Admire art! The Via Linda Senior Center will host an art show from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 1. Senior student artists will display their works. Entry is free with a donation to the Beat the Heat summer program. Please call 480-312-5810 for a list of needed items.
Scottsdale team works with regional partners through Bloomberg Harvard to address homelessness. Four city staff are part of a community team collaborating to address housing instability and the challenges of those experiencing homelessness, work that grew from Scottsdale’s participation in the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. This group is working through the many challenging aspects of the topic through weekly sessions led by Harvard faculty with an international cohort, culminating with a week of intensive programing with Bloomberg Harvard at the end of April. Learn how Scottsdale currently addresses homelessness.
Scottsdale by the numbers:
WestWorld wrapped up the largest AZ Quarter Horse Sun Circuit in history with more than 2,500 horses at the March 3-13 event.
What to Wear Career Fair at Vista del Camino Community Center assisted more than 40 job seekers in building their interview skills, enhancing their resume and selecting a professional interview outfit from the career clothing boutique.
Find out about traffic restrictions in and around Scottsdale. Get the list.
COVID-19 by the numbers. Maricopa County has been tracking COVID-19 cases since Jan. 22, 2020. Review the latest numbers.