Valley water partners have organized monthlong events promoting wise water use. The Water Awareness Month campaign emphasizes the value of conserving the Southwest’s most precious natural resource, water. Highlights include:
Scottsdale Earth Week celebrates commitment to sustainable future. From volunteer road cleanups and tree giveaways, to a solar power presentation and green expo breakfast with the Mayor and City Council, Scottsdale has a full lineup of events for everyone looking to recognize Earth Day and make our city a better place. Scottsdale Earth Week begins Friday, April 22 (Earth Day), and runs through Friday, April 29 (Arbor Day), concluding with a tree-planting ceremony to celebrate Scottsdale’s 40th year as a Tree City USA. Earth Week is an opportunity to shine the light brighter on environmental topics that Scottsdale focuses on year-round. Get details.
Watch a variety of informative programs and videos from Scottsdale Video Network’s Sustainable Scottsdale YouTube playlist throughout April.
THINGS TO DO
National Library Week (April 3-9) highlights the valuable role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities. Honor this week by designing your own bookmark using the theme, “Connect with Your Library!” Various contest age categories are available, including one for moms and dads. Print out a blank bookmark page or pick one up at your favorite library branch. Drop your bookmark off at any library branch by Saturday, April 9, or post on social media using the hashtag #ScottsdaleLibraryWeek2022.
April’s Civil War Roundtable features James Hessler: “How Dan Sickles Declared Himself the ‘Hero of Gettysburg.’” Major General Daniel Edgar Sickles remains one of Gettysburg’s most controversial participants due to his checkered pre-war career, his “misapprehension” of General George Meade’s orders and his post-battle verbal attacks on Meade. The Scottsdale Civil War Roundtable meets Tuesday, April 19, at Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. The lecture starts at 5 p.m.; doors open at 4 p.m. for book sales and speaker meet and greet.
Ongoing Events and Activities:
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Discover “Simple Solutions to Restore Our Earth,” at a Green Building webinar. Learn about Dorie Morales' journey with Green Living magazine and her guide to a living a more sustainable life. She will walk you through a home tour and offer simple solutions to help you live a more eco-conscious life. The free webinar takes place from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 7. Register.
Protect your identity by bringing your documents to the shredding event. It runs from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, April 9, in the Walmart parking lot, 15355 N. Northsight Blvd. Cost is $5 per box. This is the season’s final shredding event. Learn more.
All Things Senior Expo and Tradeshow provides free one-stop resource center. An extensive collection of exhibitors will be on-site providing products, resources and valuable services to the 50+ community. If you are looking for information about healthcare, senior housing, municipal services, recreation, technology, transportation or entertainment this is the place to be. The program runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road.
Got the goods, but not the know-how? Library offers drop-in eMedia classes. Scottsdale Public Library offers e-books, audiobooks, music, magazines, newspapers, streaming films and kid's read-alongs. Not sure how to connect to all these great services? Simply bring your mobile device, library card and questions, and knowledgeable library staff will help get you started. Classes are available:
Watch Veterans AZ Season 2 Episode 1 – Arizona’s Legacy. Meet two people contributing to Arizona's veterans’ legacy in the latest episode of Veterans AZ: Nikki Stratton, granddaughter of USS Arizona survivor Donald Stratton and ship’s sponsor of the new USS Arizona, and Army veteran Cole Hickman from MANA House.
Get a bird’s eye view of the Rotary Park Butterfly Garden. Watch how Scottsdale staff worked with more than 100 volunteers from Republic Services on an Operation Fix It project to plant 70 trees and create a butterfly/hummingbird garden, and paint facilities and ramadas at Rotary Park.
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.