City observes Juneteenth. Most city offices will be closed Monday, June 20, in honor of the Sunday, June 19, holiday. We will not publish Scottsdale Update Monday. Libraries are closed Sunday, June 19, and Monday, June 20. Trash and recycling will be collected as scheduled.
Scottsdale’s free Community Juneteenth Celebration, presented by Mayo Clinic, is 2-7 p.m. Sunday, June 19. 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.
Sunset in the Skyspace – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 E. Second St.: Get comfy and lose yourself in the serene beauty of the James Turrell Knight Rise Skyspace as the sun sets on the longest day of the year. This is a hybrid event, so you can join in on the fun in person or from the comfort of your own home! In-person capacity is limited, so reserve your spot now! $15 in person; $10 virtual.
Cork Crafting – 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, LDV Winery, 7134 E. Stetson Drive, #B110: Join us for a fun cork crafting happy hour! We provide the corks, glue gun and inspiration. $45 per person. Book by calling 480-664-4822 or emailing info@LDVWinery.com.
Ongoing Events and Activities:
Scottsdale Career Services hosts summer hiring event. The free program is from 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, at Vista del Camino, 7700 E. Roosevelt St. Meet local employers ready to hire, including: A Caring Heart, Concentrix, Fry’s Food, Panera Bread, Omni Montelucia, Iron Workers Gladiator Program and more. Walk-ins are welcome but registration is encouraged.
Investing in Our Scottsdale - Work on the Bell Road Sports Complex is nearing completion. The new facility is on Bell Road, just west of 94th Street, and includes six full-sized multi-use sports fields, parking, lights, restrooms, a plaza and covered ramada, a walking path and maintenance facility. The multiuse fields opened for play earlier this year, and work continues on additional park improvements, which should be complete this summer. Scottsdale voters approved the project as part of the 2019 Bond Election.
COVID-19 community level of spread rises to medium. Maricopa County has seen a rolling average of more than 1,200 new cases reported per day. At the same time, flu is widespread, well past the typical mid-winter peak and with significantly higher case counts than are usually seen at this time of year.
People can take several steps to reduce their chances of getting and spreading COVID-19 and flu:
Stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines and get your flu vaccine in the fall
Wash your hands frequently; use hand sanitizer if you can’t wash with soap and water
Avoid touching your face and mouth, especially with unwashed hands
Wear a well-fitting mask in crowded, indoor areas
Stay home if you’re sick, except to get tested or other medical care
City Treasurer Sonia Andrews elected to the Government Finance Officers Association Executive Board. The association represents public finance officials throughout the United States and Canada with more than 20,000 members from federal, state and local government. Its mission is to advance excellence in public finance. For the past 12 years, Sonia has served on various committees working on best practices for the finance profession.
Featured Job of the Week: Maintenance Worker I: Like to work outside and get your hands dirty? This position focuses on groundskeeping duties for the city’s sports complexes, stadium and park areas. We currently have the following vacancies:
Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road
Indian School Park 4289 N. Hayden Road
Bell Road Sports Complex, located at 9390 E. Bell Road
Specific duties include routine maintenance, landscaping, mowing, field painting, assisting with irrigation repairs, and fertilizing. Learn more and apply.
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