Scottsdale Update - Jan. 24, 2019

HEADLINES

Mark your calendar for the Mayor's State of the City Address. Register for Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane's annual State of the City Address. The speech will begin at noon, Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. It is free. A luncheon to benefit Operation Fix It begins at 11:30 a.m. For sponsorships or table purchases, call 480-312-2466.

Waste Management Phoenix Open tees off Jan. 28-Feb. 3. Find out why this tournament boasts the largest galleries in golf and has earned the nickname "The Greatest Show on Grass." The Phoenix Open takes place at TPC Scottsdale, 17020 N. Hayden Road.  


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Learn about Scottsdale's property information application for customized requests on "all things planning" such as setbacks, allowed land uses, signs and flood hazard determination.


EVENTS

Take  steps for diversity at the 2019 Regional Unity Festival and Walk. The "Walking in UNITY with our CommUNITY" event begins at 4:30 p.m. at Tempe Beach Park. The festival features entertainment, food and information booths. The walk begins at 6 p.m. To participate and receive a shirt, contact Sharon Cini, diversity and inclusion program manager, at 480-312-2727 or Diversity@ScottsdaleAZ.gov.

Watch the Hashknife Pony Express complete its 200-mile journey to deliver mail, Feb. 8. Experience living history when the oldest officially-sanctioned Pony Express in the world, the Hashknife Pony Express, rides into Scottsdale. The posse will deliver more than 20,000 pieces of mail at high noon to the front steps of Scottsdale's Museum of the West. The fun starts at 11 a.m. with entertainment, food trucks and family-friendly activities.  

Parada del Sol & Trails End Festival take place Saturday, Feb.  9. The parade begins at 10 a.m. on Scottsdale Road south of Camelback Road and weaves through Old Town. The celebration continues with the Trails End Festival at noon with live music, performances, refreshments, activity booths and more. Get parking and road closure information.         

Celebrate indigenous people at the Arizona Indian Festival, Feb. 9-10. Arizona tribes will share their culture – including food, song, dance and crafts – Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 9-10, on Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.  

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

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.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Reminder:  Texting to 911 available in Scottsdale. Texting in an emergency is an option in Scottsdale and across Maricopa County. Texting may be easier for the deaf or hearing impaired, those with a speech impairment, victims of domestic violence and victims who are concerned about being heard by an assailant. Dialing 911 is always the best option, but when you can't, text.

Scottsdale EZ is here to assist you. Whether it's a broken streetlight, a fresh pothole or a missing trash can, our EZ online service makes it easier for residents to report problems with city facilities or services. Scottsdale EZ lets you quickly report issues on your desktop or mobile device and provides the city with a consolidated tracking and reporting system.

Get City Council meeting and agenda information.


PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Check out the Local Author Book Sale, Feb. 2. Meet talented Arizona writers at this amazing book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Civic Center Library. Books are available for all ages and interests. Be where Arizona authors and readers connect!  

Sign up for fun activities for tots, artists and athletes. Spots are still open for Scottsdale Parks and Recreation classes. We offer a variety of classes in a range of areas – art, fitness, language – you name it! Browse the schedule.  

Register now for the Spring 2019 session of Scottsdale Neighborhood College. Our 20th year of Neighborhood College continues with the spring session in the "Homeowners Association" tract or the "History of Scottsdale" tract. You can attend as many classes as you want! 

Register for the Small Business Training series. Attend this free 10-week series focusing on how to keep up with ever-changing technology. Classes will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Feb. 5, at 1951 at SkySongRegister here.

Green Building program presents, "Living an Edible Landscape Life." Be inspired to grow as urban gardeners share the benefits and how-to's of growing your own healthy food, herbs, edible flowers and fruit trees in our desert environment. The free program includes an interactive food-tasting experience for all ages. It runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Granite Reef Senior Center.  

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