Scottsdale Update - Feb. 21, 2019


Review 67 potential city construction projects online and at open houses. Projects include rebuilding several city parks, adding new bridges, improving roads and storm drainage, and modernizing the fire and police training facility. These projects are considered needs, but don't have funding to move from concept to construction. With the public feedback, a new list of priority projects will be created. The Scottsdale City Council may ask the community to consider financing these projects via a bond election that would be held in November. Get potential project details and a list of open houses.

The Boys of Summer are back in Scottsdale. The San Francisco Giants begin their home spring training schedule Sunday, Feb. 24, at Scottsdale Stadium. Tickets are available at the stadium box office, by calling 1-877-473-4849 or at San Francisco Giants.


Scottsdale City Councilwoman Suzanne Klapp hosts a conversation about transportation opportunities for seniors.


Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival shows through Sunday. The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival features cultural films from around the world. These movies offer an authentic portrayal of the historic and contemporary Jewish experience. The festival also features esteemed guest speakers. Films play at theaters in Scottsdale, Peoria and Tempe. The city provides partial funding for this festival.

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show trots to WestWorld through Sunday. Since 1955, this annual horse show has set the pace in the Arabian horse world. It has grown from 50 horses to more than 2,000 horses, bringing top owners, trainers and breeders from around the world to compete for a chance to win.  

Italian Festival celebrates culture, music, food and commerce. The event opens a window on Italian culture, past and present, through music, arts, food, drinks and more. It runs various times Friday-Sunday, Feb. 22-24, at the Scottsdale Waterfront. The city partially funds this event.

Sunday A'Fair minifestivals continue on Scottsdale Civic Center. Sunday A'Fair features free outdoor concerts by the Valley's top musicians, an arts-and-crafts market and fun activities for children and families. The concerts run from noon to 4 p.m. most Sundays through April 7.

Enjoy Scottsdale ArtWalk - an American original. From 7 to 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.

Browse the city calendar for more events.


Partnership turned canal into hydrant for Waste Management Phoenix Open. On a typical Saturday at the tournament, the 16th hole may draw as many people as inhabit the entire city – in a temporary structure with no fire hydrant in sight. However, a solid plan was in place in case of fire – a makeshift "fire hydrant" drawing from the Central Arizona Project canal. Learn more about the "Swick-queduct," named after Scottsdale Fire Deputy Chief Kerry Swick.

March meeting highlights city's summer work experience programs. Teens ages 13-17 and their parents or guardians can attend an open house explaining the Youth Corps and Youth Ambassador programs. It takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Horizon Community Center, 15444 N. 100th St. Professional mentors will be available to answer questions. Contact Brian Trubl at 480-312-2650 or youthcorps@ScottsdaleAZ.govfor more information.

Get City Council meeting and agenda information.


Horizon Park hosts free Bike-in Movie. Join the fun at Horizon Park from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Horizon Park. Activities include games, food for sale and a movie after sunset. Bring blankets!

Celebrate Scottsdale's founder's birthday, Tuesday. Scottsdale officials and historians Marshall Trimble and Joan Fudala will provide brief tributes to Scottsdale's founder and namesake, Chaplain Winfield Scott. The free, annual outdoor program will take place at noon, Tuesday, Feb. 26,  in front of the Scottsdale Historical MuseumHear the story of Scottsdale's founding father and how he established our community.

Spring into action with leisure education classes! Scottsdale's Leisure Education offers several new and exciting programs, such as outdoor portrait photography, art, tot and youth fitness, culinary and nutrition workshops and more! Mark your calendar – registration begins 7 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25. Classes begin the week of Monday, April 1.

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