Cycle the Arts: Celebrate Valley Bike Month with a self-guided public art tour. This year, Cycle the Arts is a self-guided bike tour of public art pieces from the city’s permanent collection. Sign the waiver and get the route map. Content is available through the Hoverlay App, available on your mobile device. If you don’t want to download the app, you can find out more about each stop by clicking the links provided for each artwork here. Send a photo of yourself on your bike at one of the stops and earn a chance to win a Cycle the Arts t-shirt. Email pictures to Susan Conklu at sconklu@ScottsdaleAZ.gov.
Green Building Education Series offers two free webinars this month. The first features master gardeners Joan Baron and Morgan Winburn who will share tips and planting ideas for your gardens in “Earth Month Spring Gardening.” Now’s the time to act if you are eager to have a beautiful robust garden. The webinar runs from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, April 15. Register here.
The second webinar will show you how you can get started going solar. Join the nonprofit organization Solar United Neighbors for a "Solar 101" webinar to learn how solar works, what it costs and how to save by going solar with your neighbors in the Scottsdale Solar Co-op.
Attend the annual Hashknife Pony Express arrival Friday. This year marks the 63rd ride for the Hashknife Pony Express, which is the oldest officially sanctioned Pony Express in the world.The Hashknife Pony Express arrives at high noon Friday, April 16, inside Scottsdale Stadium to deliver more than 20,000 pieces of mail to the U.S. Postal Service. Come at 10 a.m. when the gates open to enjoy live mariachis, entertainment and food. Get details and learn about more Western Week activities.
Prescription Drug Take-Back runs April 24. Stop by two Scottsdale locations from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, to properly dispose of unwanted, unneeded or expired prescription drugs. Bring items to the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road, or the Foothills District Police Station in the Market Street Plaza at DC Ranch, 20363 N. Pima Road.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and health issue. According to a recent survey, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019. The survey also showed that a majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
Veg out Saturdays at the Old Town Farmers Market. The market features more than 100 local growers and specialty food producers. Find a variety of organic and pesticide-free produce, seasonal specialties, flowers, natural meats and free-range eggs from Arizona growers. You’ll also find cheese, freshly baked artisan breads, jams, tamales, and so much more. The market runs from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through May, in the public parking lot at 3806 N. Brown Ave.
This week's traffic restrictions in and around Scottsdale. Get the list.