Monsoon season is upon us – June 15-Sept. 30. It brings higher humidity, which can lead to thunderstorms, heavy rain, lightning, hail, high winds, flash flooding, dust storms and extreme heat. Be Ready, Set, Go! Prepare now so you know what actions you should take when a major storm rolls in. Develop a household emergency plan, and consider items you would need to take, and routes you may need to travel in the event of an emergency evacuation. In the end, the “best offense is a good defense.” Your efforts now can make all the difference. Monsoon safety.
Scottsdale works to reduce wildfire risks. Fire officials are working tirelessly to reduce the wildland fire risks in the northern part of Scottsdale. The Scottsdale Fire Department has taken a multi-pronged approach to lowering risk including reducing vegetation along identified roadways, deploying brush trucks in high-risk areas, encouraging communities to become designated Firewise® USA neighborhoods, conducting inspections in construction areas and encouraging wildfire readiness, so homeowners can Be Ready, Set Go! Learn more.
Join us for Juneteenth Sunday. Honor this day by attending the “Community Juneteenth Celebration presented by Mayo Clinic.” It runs 2-7 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road. Stop by to enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, including a kids’ corner, raffle giveaway, live entertainment, educational information and various vendors. Parking and admission are free. Learn more.
Scottsdale Stories & Sweets - Part 2: In Winfield’s Shadow & Getting Away from it All: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Road. Join us for a unique Scottsdale storytelling session as you nibble on sweet treats from local Old Town business, Růže Cake House. Hear stories of a forgotten pioneer family and the role the area of McDowell to Thomas (from 68th to 64th streets) played in a World War. Register.
Summer Market Series: Rosé + Bubbles – 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, June 18, Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main St. The series features local chefs, purveyors and some of the hotel’s favorite wines and spirits. Events are free to attend, and guests will receive a wristband for six tastings. The hotel will also provide a 20% off voucher to use at ZuZu. Get details and register.
Ongoing Events and Activities:
Register for “A Look Inside Scottsdale’s Tourism Industry.” Tourism is essential to Scottsdale's economy, generating more than $3 billion in annual economic impact. But sunshine alone doesn't attract millions of visitors to Scottsdale each year. Join Experience Scottsdale and the city of Scottsdale from 9-10 a.m. Thursday, June 16, for a virtual webinar covering the ins and outs of Scottsdale’s tourism industry. You'll learn about the city's process in planning signature events like June Days and Western Week, as well as see the advertising campaigns that Experience Scottsdale runs in target markets across the country. Register.
Back to School program needs your donations. We're gearing up for this important program for when kids return to school in August. Students need new clothing, socks, underwear, shoes, backpacks and school supplies. Learn how you can donate items or money.
Applications due July 8, for Scottsdale’s Community Arts Grant Program. Scottsdale Arts is accepting applications for its Community Arts Grant Program. The program provides funding to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations throughout the Valley for projects that serve the Scottsdale community. Applicants may submit grant requests for activities that will take place between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 8. An all-volunteer committee of arts, community and business leaders will review the applications and make recommendations for funding to the Scottsdale Arts Board of Trustees. Learn more and apply.
Multi-family community residents can participate in recycling. The city has several recycle drop-off locations available 24/7:
Eldorado Aquatic & Fitness Center, 2301 N. Miller Road
Indian School Park & Tennis Center, 4175 N. Hayden Road
North Corporation Yard, 9191 E. San Salvador Drive
Scottsdale Ranch Park, 10336 E Via Linda
Scottsdale Fire Dept Station 9, 14970 N. 78th Way
Horizon Park, 15444 N 100th St.
Scottsdale Fire Dept Station 10, 16701 N. 100th St.
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