Scottsdale Update - Aug. 30, 2018


Most city offices closed for Labor Day, Sept. 3. Although most city offices will be closed for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, we will still collect trash as scheduled. Place containers where your trash is typically picked up by 5 a.m. that morning or the night before.  

Scottsdale hosts a special party in October to "Celebrate '68." The year 1968 wasn't only a watershed moment for the U.S., it also launched the evolution of modern Scottsdale. That's the year Scottsdale's City Hall and Civic Center Library opened. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of these iconic landmarks, Scottsdale is throwing a party - a modern day take on the original community celebration held when the buildings opened in 1968. "Scottsdale Celebrate '68" will unfold in Old Town over the course of several days in October.


Scottsdale resident Katie Mellinger Donahoe, a former educator and mother of three, says it's important to proactively teach young children about race and diversity, no matter how challenging the conversations may be. Listen to her ideas on how. #ScottsdaleForAll


Get an up-close, hand-on glimpse of essential city services. Want to drive a police robot? Operate a garbage truck? Scottsdale's Show and Tell event takes place in conjunction with the free Children's Learning and Play Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at WestWorld. Learn more about city programs and services while enjoying activities such as nature exhibits and a children's play zone.  

Enjoy Scottsdale ArtWalk - an American original. From 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday year 'round, Old Town galleries open their doors to collector and casual patrons alike to enjoy featured artists, a cultural environment and refreshments.


Brush and bulk guidelines offer variety of benefits. Separating your brush (yard waste, branches and clippings) from your bulk items (furniture, mattresses, etc.) is better for the environment, extend the life of landfills and help control service costs.  

Appaloosa Library hosts historic photo exhibition. Take a peek back in time with "Historic Scottsdale: Live, Work and Play in the Early 20th Century," a photo exhibition opening Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Gallery @ Appaloosa Library. This exhibition features dozens of historic photographs in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Bennie Gonzales-designed Scottsdale City Hall and Civic Center Library in October 1968. Scottsdale Public Art is hosting this exhibition in conjunction with the city's other "Scottsdale Celebrate '68" events in October.


Library hosts "Frank Talks" during September. Join us for four Frank Talks, scholar-facilitated roundtable discussions on vital issues in our community and around the globe. Challenges to Democracy: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, AppaloosaWhere to Start; Building Civil Engagement in a Politically Charged World: 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10,  ArabianEradicating Global Hunger: Is Genetically Modified Food (GMO) a Solution?: 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, Mustang; and Energy in an Uncertain World: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, Civic Center.

Do something GRAND for National Grandparents Day, Sept. 7. The Granite Reef Senior Center is hosting a celebration at 12:30 p.m. with food, live entertainment and giveaways. Cost is $5 for residents. Register at, search "Grandparents Day."

Community Assistance Office soliciting for funding applications for Fiscal Year 2019/20. Section 501(c)3 and city programs are eligible to apply for money. Funds are available through Community Development Block Grant, HOME, Scottsdale Cares, city General Funds and Endowment Funds. Attend an orientation meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Paiute Neighborhood Center, Building 9. Print copies of the packet beginning Tuesday, Sept. 11; hard copies will not be available at the meeting.

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