Scottsdale launches citizen survey. Some Scottsdale residents have been randomly selected to participate in a survey to measure their views on the community, city programs and services. The city will use the feedback to prioritize initiatives, services and programs. After the randomly selected residents have an opportunity to respond, a web-based version will be available for all residents to provide feedback. Survey results will be available in February.
Don't waffle - attend pancake breakfast fundraiser, Dec. 15. Join the Scottsdale Historical Society at its annual Old-Fashioned Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Little Red Schoolhouse Historical Museum Courtyard. The Scottsdale City Council will host the event and the Scottsdale Firefighters Association and APS sponsor it. Proceeds will go toward operation and programming costs. Get details and register.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Scottsdale's holiday tree boasts over 1.2 million customizable lighting options and glows nightly through December at the Soleri Bridge in Old Town Scottsdale.
Scottsdazzle events continue. Holiday golf cart rides, Sugar Plum Avenue and canal concerts will keep Old Town Scottsdale dazzling. A handful of merchants and restaurants are offering holiday specials, as well. Find the full schedule and details at Scottdazzle.com.
Civic Center Library hosts "Aspenglow: A John Denver Winter Wonderland Concert." Cottonwood Stone performs John Denver's holiday songs to bring in the joy of the season and the warmth of the heart. This free family event runs from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in the library auditorium.
Browse the city calendar for more events.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Matching funds will support efforts that promote locally-operated businesses in Old Town. If you are an Old Town business or organization with innovative ideas on how to increase visitors, spending and jobs in Old Town, then look into the city's Old Town Matching Marketing Program. The Tourism & Events Department will match up to $30,000 per approved applicant (until funds are depleted) for marketing initiatives that support cooperative marketing of Old Town Scottsdale. Read the guidelines and review the application.
Donate a toy at any Scottsdale fire station. Drop off toys at any fire station through Friday, Dec. 21. Collected items will be distributed to Paiute Neighborhood Center, HonorHealth, Cardon Children's Medical Center, Family Promise, Arizona Helping Hands and the Arizona Burn Foundation. Call 480-312-1817 for more information.
Take control of your irrigation controller. Adjusting your irrigation controller to match the weather is one of the easiest ways to save water. At a minimum, change your controller seasonally. Learn more about how much and how often to water your landscape with our free watering guide
Drinkwater underpass and bridge update. East-west access across the Civic Center Plaza is available via two new pedestrian walkways. Drinkwater Boulevard underpass construction begins this month and is scheduled to be complete fall 2019. Use caution when walking in the area and adhere to restrictions.
Get City Council meeting and agenda information.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Get assistance using your new e-reader. The library offers free drop-in help on how to download library e-books, e-audiobooks, music, magazines and movies. Millions of digital titles are available online - all you need is your library card.
Protect your identity at "Shred It" event, Saturday. Bring your personal and/or commercial documents to the "Shred It" event from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Walmart parking lot, 15355 N. Northsight Blvd. Cost is $4 per box or bag.
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