Trash/recycling changes for Christmas holiday. Please note that trash and recycling collection for Wednesday, Dec. 25, moves to Thursday; Thursday moves to Friday; and Friday's collection takes place Saturday.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
The annual Yule Log returns on Scottsdale Video Network! Experience the delightful ambiance of a glowing fireplace that burns cheerfully throughout the day. Enjoy the festive fireplace starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, through midnight Dec. 25. Find Scottsdale Video Network on Cox channels 11 and 1011(HD), and Century Link channel 8001.
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Railroad Park's Holiday Lights event continues through Jan. 5. Festivities take place from 6:30-9 p.m. nightly, with a few exceptions, at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. The Holiday Lights experience on the Paradise & Pacific Railroad is $5 with children 2 and younger riding free with a paying adult. This year's event is getting a little ugly, thanks to an Ugly Sweater Contest where you can win fabulous prizes!
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.
Veg out at Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market. Buy food and specialty items supplied by locals. There is a large variety of organic and pesticide-free produce, as well. The market runs from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, through May, at 3806 N. Brown Ave.
Browse the city calendar for more events.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Burn Cleaner, Burn Better. Consider alternatives to burning wood this winter season. The harmful health effects from wood smoke are well documented by those who suffer from asthma, COPD, emphysema or other respiratory ailments. Tiny particles in wood smoke are about 30 times smaller than a human hair and can be absorbed into the blood stream where they lower lung function, exacerbate bronchitis and asthma and can even lead to heart attacks. Instead of burning wood, choose an alternative, such as electric, natural gas and fireplace retrofit devices that cause little to no emissions. Other cleaner selections include woodstoves, pellet stoves and oil furnaces.
Get City Council meeting and agenda information.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Parents, enjoy a night out without the kiddos! Bring your children ages 5-12 to The Great Elf Escape from 6:15-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Horizon Park Community Center, 15444 N. 100th St. Supervised activities include reindeer games, merry-little crafts, an ugly sweater contest and pizza. Cost is $15 for residents. Register soon!
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