Introducing the Pony Express @ Appaloosa. The Pony Express @ Appaloosa is a self-service model that allows registered patrons to use their library cards to access the building without staff on the floor. The facility has been closed to the public since mid-March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While its drive-thru service has been available, the library has sought creative ways to better serve customers. This is the latest innovation. The Scottsdale Public Library’s website has a comprehensive FAQ section that provides details regarding the service and what patrons can expect inside the building.
Scottsdale Fire is getting ahead of fire season. More than any other Valley city, Scottsdale has an increased wildfire risk due to our urban interface with the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and other vegetation-rich open spaces. Last year, the city saw a 30 percent increase in these fires, May through August. The city has hired Dave Ramirez, a former Tonto National Forest division chief, to develop a fire plan, lead wildfire training and work with community partners to develop ways to mitigate hazardous fuels within Scottsdale. Learn how residents can help stop the spread of wildfires.
Planning case dashboard provides project updates. This online map tool allows you to see active planning and development projects throughout the city and in your neighborhoods. Cases are easily identified on the map and users can conveniently access the case information sheet related to a specific project.
Seasonal “Shred It” events resume; attend Saturday. Protect your identity by bringing your personal and/or commercial documents to the "Shred It" events. They run from 7-10 a.m. Saturdays, March 13, April 10 and May 8, in the Walmart parking lot, 15355 N. Northsight Blvd. Cost is $5 per box.
Attend a virtual General Plan open house Monday, March 15. The city will host a series of virtual open houses about the draft General Plan 2035 via Zoom. Each open house will include a brief presentation about the General Plan, followed by an opportunity for attendees to ask questions as well as provide public comment on the draft plan. Register for the virtual open houses and learn about other public input opportunities for the General Plan update here.
Vietnam War Veterans Commemoration slated for March 29. The Arizona Military Museum is hosting an informal gathering at noon Monday, March 29, at the Vietnam Memorial in Phoenix Wesley Bolin Memorial Park. The event serves to thank Vietnam veterans and commemorate their service in the Vietnam War and to recognize the service and duty rendered by all servicemen and women of this era. More than 58,000 gave their lives serving their country in this war. March 29 honors Vietnam Veterans on the anniversary of the withdrawal of military units from South Vietnam. Face coverings are preferred even though the event will be outside. Food or beverages will not be provided, and the nearest restroom facilities are in the Capitol Building across the street. Download the event flyer (PDF).
Arts center presents Thursday evening film series. This series features five movies that range from music icon documentaries to family-friendly stories for all ages. Enjoy the films under the stars along the greenspace outside the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and inside the Virginia G. Piper Theater. Films run at 8 p.m. March 25; April 1, 8 and 24; and May 8.
Sunday A’fair outdoor concerts take place Sundays in March. The series provides performances in a smaller, intimate setting along the Fountain Stage on Scottsdale Civic Center. The concerts will feature physically-distanced pods that can be reserved for groups of four or fewer. Reservations are first come, first served. Reserve your timed-entry admission today.
Get drawn into Scottsdale ArtWalk - an American original. Stroll at your own pace, wander into galleries through a festive area enjoying dramatic statues, bubbling fountains, tree-covered courtyards, famed restaurants and live music. ArtWalk runs from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, year-round in Old Town. COVID-19 protocols are in place.
Veg out at the Old Town Farmers Market. Buy fresh vegetables, fruits and creative crafts at Scottsdale’s Old Town Farmers Market. It’s held 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through May. The market is in the public parking lot at 3806 N. Brown Ave. COVID-19 protocols are in place.
This week's traffic restrictions in and around Scottsdale. Get the list.