Scottsdale Update - April 18, 2019

HEADLINES

Scottsdale City Court pilot program offers safety, options to domestic violence victims. The Scottsdale City Court and Chrysalis have teamed to make getting an order of protection safer. The pilot program allows victims housed at Chrysalis' emergency shelter to obtain protective orders using FaceTime from the safety of the shelter. Learn more about the program.

Commemorate Pay It Forward Day by donating to Scottsdale Cares. Scottsdale Cares is the city's voluntary utility bill donation program. It helps fund crucial services like delivering meals to homebound seniors, helping teens prevent suicide and providing safe places for kids to play and learn. There are a variety of ways you can donatePay It Forward Day, commemorated on Sunday, April 28, is a global initiative that "exists to make a difference by creating a huge ripple of kindness felt across the world."

Help homebound seniors "Beat the Heat." Every June, the Via Linda and Granite Reef senior centers provide bags of supplies to isolated, frail and homebound seniors. This year's program is gearing up, and Senior Services is relying on your donations. Items needed include new reusable water bottles, nutritional supplement drinks, bottled water, small healthy snacks, unused personal hygiene items, stamps and grocery store gift cards. Drop donations to the Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 E. Via Linda, by early June.


VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Scottsdale Airport made a $27 million investment and transformed its old terminal and office building. Take a look at the completed project and hear from the design and construction team and operators.
 


EVENTS

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park's Concert Series runs April 28-June 30. Enjoy a variety of local bands from 7:30-9 p.m. Sundays at the park. Bring a blanket, chairs and snacks – or buy munchies on-site. Train and carousel tickets are $2 each with kids younger than 2 riding free with a paying adult.

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.

Browse the city calendar for more events.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

City celebrates Arbor Day. Scottsdale will observe Arbor Day at 8 a.m. Friday, April 26, at Scottsdale Rotary Park. The city also will accept its 37th consecutive Tree City USA accreditation and 26th consecutive Growth Award. As part of the ceremony, the city will dedicate a memorial tree to Joe Rubin, former Scottsdale Library Board member. Daughters of the American Revolution Winfield Scott Chapter also will donate a tree in honor of the commemoration.

Construction to cause temporary closure at Granite Mountain Trailhead, April 29-May 8. The public can access the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve's northern region at the Brown's Ranch, Pima Dynamite and Fraesfield trailheads during the closure. The trails in the vicinity of the Granite Mountain Trailhead will remain open for those traversing the trail system in the area, but the trailhead will be closed to all public access and parking. 

100+ ways to conserve water. 100+ ways to conserve water. mall adjustments can make a big impact on your water use. Find simple and easy-to-do tips for reducing indoor and outdoor water use. You can download, print or share the tips on social media. Spread the word! 

City information is just a phone call away by dialing 480-312-3111. Live operators provide the information you need or will forward your call to the correct department – from where to pay a traffic fine to where to park at a city event. The line is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

Get City Council meeting and agenda information.


PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Drowning is no joke – get pool safety information. "April Pools Day" features drowning prevention information, a mock rescue, interactive booths, games and raffles. The free event runs from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Eldorado Aquatic and Fitness Center. 

Scottsdale Family Resource Center provides a variety of services to help families.Located at the Paiute Neighborhood Center, this hub provides access to resources, referrals to support services and information to educational programs to ensure healthy growth and development for young learners and their families.   

Popular Services: Brush & Bulk Collection | Passports | Utility Billing

 

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