June Days is back for a second year, welcoming all to Old Town. Enjoy a month of events and activities aimed at locals looking for fun ways to beat the summer heat. June Days features four signature events – Breakfast at the Market, June Days Gold Palette ArtWalk, the Juneteenth Community Celebration and Scottsdale Stories & Sweets – in addition to live music, painting nights, crafting workshops and scavenger hunts. This weekend’s highlights include The Best of the West Tour, a floral workshop and a cornhole contest. Get details.
Join us for Juneteenth. 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.
Due to the increased demand for supplies and services, accompanied by an increased cost for raw water, City Council has approved new water rates for Scottsdale Water customers. Sewer fees will increase by approximately 4 percent starting July 1. Water fees will increase starting Nov. 1, with the biggest increases coming to high-water users. Learn more.
Detour Company Theatre doubles the fun with two musicals June 10-12, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Join the theater group on a riotous ride as they spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words in this delightful den of comedic genius.
Once Upon a Mattress: Enjoy a musical comedy adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale Princess and the Pea. Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, this rollicking spin on the classic tale is sure to win the hearts of a prince and an audience. View performances and RSVP.
This theater groups showcases the theatrical talent, courage and artistry of adults with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities.
Gather your family and friends and celebrate the start of the season at Summerfest. Taking place from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Eldorado Park, this free family event is your go to spot for inflatable slides, food trucks, lawn games, bubble zones, a foam party and live music.
Hometown Happy Hour features local fiber artists. Betz Frederick and her husband Harold will discuss the richness of Papua New Guinea's fiber arts and present artifacts from their travels in Papua New Guinea. The fiber artists there incorporate the beauty of the natural environment of the southwest Pacific which is filled with cultural and biological diversity. The free program begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Civic Center Library. Registration is required.
Ongoing Events and Activities:
Hydration stations return to Civic Center and Mustang libraries, and Vista del Camino. Scottsdale Human Services and Scottsdale Public Library are partnering with the Maricopa Association of Government Heat Relief Network to provide free water and heat refuge to anyone in need of hydration through Sept. 30. Learn more.
Civic Center Library partners with Scottsdale Unified School District to provide free lunches throughout the summer. Those up to 17 years old can pick up a free lunch during Kids Café from noon-1 p.m. weekdays through July 29, in the Youth Room. Parents do not have to accompany children. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Arizona Department of Education, provide the lunches. For more information, visit the library’s online calendar and search, “kids café.”
Scottsdale 360 - Human Trafficking: Join the Scottsdale Police Human Exploitation and Trafficking Unit and the Arizona Anti Trafficking Network to learn about labor and sex trafficking. Find out how local leaders are dedicating resources to educate city employees and residents. The virtual program begins at 11 a.m. Thursday, June. 9. Register.
Scottsdale360 is a virtual learning series that highlights the people, policies and programs that shape our community. Other topics include emergency preparedness and investing in Scottsdale through capital projects. Sign up for one session – or the entire series. All classes take place from 11 a.m.-noon every other Thursday, through July. Learn more and register.
Take a minute to learn some safety tips before you hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Watch now.
Featured Job of the Week: Bid and Contract Analyst. Going once, going twice … This position manages the competitive process for complex and often high-profile formal solicitations. It entails evaluating bids, reviewing proposals, negotiating contracts and awarding bids. Learn more and apply.
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