Scottsdale Update - March 14, 2022


Play ball! Spring Training begins March 18 at Scottsdale Stadium. The San Francisco Giants will play nine home games in Scottsdale before beginning the regular season. Here’s the scheduleBuy tickets. Learn about Scottsdale Stadium and Spring Training


Last chance to experience “An Encounter with Edward Curtis.” This living history bio drama features Edward Sheriff Curtis, a self-taught photographer who was a prolific artist with boundless energy and a passion for adventure. The performances take place at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. There are two shows at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, through March 29. Buy tickets by phone at 480-686-9539 or email at [email protected].   

Sign up for Cycle the Arts; limited space is available. This free public art tour via bicycle offers participants the chance to see multiple sculptures and other public artworks around south Scottsdale, all while enjoying a leisurely, nine-mile bike ride. The ride begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, April 3, at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the WestLearn more and register.  

Ongoing Events and Activities: 


Neighborhood College presents “Til Death Do Us Part.” Learn about two local romances gone wrong at a free program from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St. or on Zoom. A couple was murdered just north of Scottsdale on county land in 1962. The case took nine years to solve … but did police catch the real killer or was he framed? In the second case, a woman was spotted dumping her husband's body parts in a dumpster in Mesa. We'll revisit the story and its ties to Scottsdale. Scottsdale Storyteller Bruce Wall hosts this new hybrid presentation. Register

Admire art! The Via Linda Senior Center will host an art show from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 1. Senior student artists will display their works. Entry is free with a donation to the Beat the Heat summer program. Please call 480-312-5810 for a list of needed items.  


Congratulations to Scottsdale Chamber’s History Hall of Fame honorees and inductees. These individuals and organizations have contributed immeasurably to the rich heritage of Scottsdale, dating back to its founding in 1888 by Army Chaplain Winfield Scott. Honorees include:  

Lifetime Achievement Award: Paul Messinger established Messinger Mortuary in 1959, became a Charro, an Elk, a Lion and Chamber of Commerce board director. He served on the City Council and in the State Legislature. 

Hall of Fame inductees:    

  • Denny Brown is a community leader and education champion, East Valley Institute of Technology board member, Scottsdale Human Services commissioner and former member of the Scottsdale Unified School Board. 

  • Experience Scottsdale is a private, nonprofit destination marketing organization that works to enhance the local community by promoting the Scottsdale area as a luxury destination for meetings, events and leisure travel. 

  • Melinda Morrison Gulick is a business and community leader, past executive with DMB and volunteer committed to conservation, education, animal welfare and a strong economy. 

  • Dennis Robbins is the Scottsdale Charros executive director and community volunteer, former Scottsdale City Council member, attorney and business owner. 

  • Salt River Project, formed in 1903, is a community-based, not-for-profit public power and water utility that provides electricity and water to more than 2 million people living in central Arizona. It is the largest raw water supplier in the Valley, and it is a major supplier of water to Scottsdale. 

  • Gregg Tryhus is the owner of Grayhawk Development, a land development, golf development/operations, and investment company. He also serves as a community volunteer on numerous boards and commissions. 

Find out about traffic restrictions in and around Scottsdale. Get the list


COVID-19 by the numbers. Maricopa County has been tracking COVID-19 cases since Jan. 22, 2020. Review the latest numbers.  

TSA extends mask mandate on airplanes and public transit. The Transportation Security Administration extended its mask mandate for airplanes and other public transportation through at least April 18. Under the TSA’s rule, passengers on airplanes, buses and trains, and at airports and transit stations must wear masks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will work with the TSA and other government agencies to gauge changes in mask mandates. 

Vincere Cancer Center wraps up COVID-19 testing at city facilities. Due to decreased demand, the Vincere will no longer offer testing at the Granite Reef Senior Center or Mustang Library. Find other testing locations.  


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