Transportation Commission weighs proposed transit changes. Scottsdale trolley service would be expanded to the Mustang Transit Center and Via Linda Senior Center under a proposal by the city's Transportation Department. Funding for the expansion would require reducing redundancy among current transit routes or eliminating route segments with low ridership. The Transportation Commission will consider the proposal at its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at City Hall. Comment here.
Review and comment on the draft Old Town Character Area Plan. This proposed update to the 2009 Downtown Plan is available for online public review through the end of April. All comments received will be forwarded to the Planning Commission and City Council for consideration.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell looks at what it takes to be a civilian employee and a sworn officer. Learn about physical fitness requirements, background checks and polygraph tests.
Pinnacle Peak Park hosts Sonoran Desert Life program. Arizona Game and Fish Department's Randy Babb will share the fascinating ways that animals and plants adapt and survive in the Arizona Sonoran Desert. The free program starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the park ramada. Register at 480-312-0990.
Please your palate at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival, this weekend. Expert chefs, scrumptious food and enthralling entertainment are all part of the mix, culminating with the Great Arizona Picnic.
Celebrate the arts April 19 at special Mayor and City Council breakfast. This free, informal event takes place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, April 19, at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts, 7374 E. Second St. The breakfast will feature displays, information and demonstrations from many of Scottsdale's most noted arts organizations.
Off-Road Expo takes place April 21 & 22 at WestWorld. This event features off-road industry professionals, celebrities, stunt teams, racing demonstrations, displays, a proving ground, good food and live music.
Browse the city calendar for more events.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Can you help Scottsdale to be Clean & Scenic? Celebrate the Keep Scottsdale Beautiful event Saturday, April 21, by organizing a group of friends to clean a road. Registered groups receive free trash bags, safety vests and cotton gloves.
Library looking for summer teen volunteers. Those 14-17 years old can apply to volunteer at libraries. Participants will help with the Summer Reading Program.
Recycling makes cents. Recycling benefits us by preserving landfill space and by recovering and reusing nonrenewable resources. It also makes economic sense. By participating in Scottsdale's Curbside Recycling Program, residents can lower the city's cost of providing residential solid waste services.
Get City Council meeting and agenda information.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Attend free Scottsdale Philharmonic concert April 15. Hear a professional symphony orchestra concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E. Shea Blvd. The group receives support through the city's Community Event Funding Program.
Scottsdale Stadium hosts Night Out. Here's a unique and fun way for those 21 and older to get together. "Night Out at Scottsdale Stadium" runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 20. Enjoy stadium tours, food trucks, wine and beer. Cap the evening off with a movie on the field.
"I Recycle" one stop recycling event takes place Saturday, April 21. The Keep Scottsdale Beautiful organization invites residents to this event aimed at ridding homes and businesses of unwanted, harder-to-recycle items. Free paper shredding also will be available. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to noon at the Pima Center, 9200 E. Pima Center Parkway.
Library hosts Italian Film Festival, April 21 & 22. Enjoy a weekend of the newest and most exciting productions of Italian cinema not yet shown in the United States. Meet the movies' directors and participate in Q&A sessions after the films. The free showings run Saturday and Sunday in the Civic Center Library auditorium.
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