City celebrates Arbor Day. Scottsdale will observe Arbor Day at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at Cholla Park, 11320 E. Via Linda. The city will accept its 36th consecutive Tree City USA accreditation and 26th consecutive Growth Award. APS is donating three 24" box trees in honor of the event.
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 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Eldorado Aquatic and Fitness Center.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Watch how the city is improving connectivity from the Belleview bike route at 66th Street to the Crosscut Canal.
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 off the evening with a movie on the field.
Off-Road Expo takes place this weekend at WestWorld. This event runs Saturday-Sunday, April 21 and 22 and features off-road industry professionals, celebrities, stunt teams, racing demonstrations, displays, a proving ground, good food and live music.
Entertainment Extravaganza showcases senior talent. Scottsdale Senior Services' signature variety show returns at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Free admission with a canned food donation for Vista del Camino's Food Bank.
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park's Concert Series runs April 29-July 1. Enjoy a variety of local bands from 7:30 to 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.
May the 4th be with Choo.The Force will be strong at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park as we celebrate all things Star Wars. Our train-themed twist on the popular Star Wars Day event will feature concessions, photo opportunities with Star Wars characters and lots of intergalactic activities. The free event takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 4.
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FOR YOUR INFORMATION
City can pick up appliances. Once per month, the city can haul away major appliances such as washers, dryers, stoves/ovens, water heaters, dishwashers, refrigerators and freezers. Appliances containing Freon will not be collected unless the compressor has been removed and the Freon recovered by a certified technician. Schedule a pick up.
Know an adolescent interested in a law enforcement career? The Scottsdale Police Department Explorer program provides an opportunity for those 14-21 to work alongside, train with and assist police personnel. Along the way, they'll learn to work as a team, gain leadership skills and serve the community. Get the requirements and apply.
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PROGRAMS & SERVICES
"I Recycle" one stop recycling event takes place Saturday. 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, Saturday, April 21, at the Pima Center, 9200 E. Pima Center Parkway.
Library hosts Italian Film Festival this weekend. Enjoy a weekend watching 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, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 in the Civic Center Library auditorium.
New session of "Books Can" kicks off Tuesday. This unique program for children up to 5 years old uses popular picture books, rhymes, songs and interactive activities to promote social and emotional development. The free six-week class runs from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays, April 24-May 29, at Paiute Neighborhood Center. Call 480-312-0038 to register.
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