Scottsdale Update - Jan. 11, 2018


Rock 'N' Roll Marathon Series will restrict traffic Sunday. The Rock 'N' Roll Marathon Series makes running fun with options for all fitness levels. Known for live music and excitement, the Rock ?N? Marathon is a relatively flat course that runs through Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe. Here's a list of road closures.

Most city offices closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Most city offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Garbage collection will not be affected.

Bike Share update scheduled for Transportation Commission meeting. You've probably noticed various colored bikes throughout Scottsdale. Bike sharing is a popular movement thanks to an innovative GPS technology and electronic locking that allow bikes to be freestanding. Without this need for infrastructure or land for docking stations, these services require no public investment to operate. Share your thoughts about bike sharing at the commission meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Kiva. Please check to see where on the agenda this item will be discussed. If you cannot attend the meeting, you can still provide comments here.

Fully-accessible playground dedication takes place Wednesday. Scottsdale Parks and Recreation and Human Services have teamed up to build a new state-of-the-art, interactive and ADA accessible playground at Chaparral Park. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. Jan. 17.


Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection is on display at Scottsdale's Museum of the West.


Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction rolls in Saturday. Hundreds of the world's finest collector automobiles and thousands of spectators will assemble for this year's Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction at WestWorld.  

Sunday A'Fair minifestivals start Sunday. 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 8, on the Civic Center Mall.

Golden Palette ArtWalk features "Art in Motion" - A Video Experience, Jan. 25. Galleries on Main Street and Marshall Way in Downtown Scottsdale will present video installations on buildings, within galleries and on storefronts. Come and see what the medium of video art is all about while enjoying the full Scottsdale Arts District experience.

Browse the city calendar for more events.


Christmas tree recycling drop off locations available through Sunday. Collection bins will be available at three city parks: Eldorado, Scottsdale Ranch and Thompson Peak. No artificial trees, stands or ornaments will be accepted. We can also pick up your tree curbside during your regular brush and bulk collection week. Place your tree in the brush pile away from bulk items.

Are your toilets running? A running toilet can waste over 6,000 gallons of water per month. Test your toilets for leaks by placing a few drops of dark food coloring in the toilet tank - not the bowl - and wait 15 minutes. Don't flush. If you see color in the toilet, you have a leak. Use our free leak detection guide.

Get City Council meeting and agenda information.


Meet local authors, Jan. 20. Talk with Arizona authors as they showcase their books and share their creative processes. This free event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Civic Center Library. Books will be available for signing and sale.

Bring your favorite four-legged friend to Paws in the Park, Jan. 20. Fetch some fun at Paws in the Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Chaparral Park's off leash area. Talk to experienced pet professionals, visit information booths, learn about dog adoptions, get great giveaways and enjoy a variety of entertainment. Dog food donations will be accepted.

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