Scottsdale Update - March 29, 2018

HEADLINES

New Scottsdale job board connects local talent with local opportunities. Employers in Scottsdale have a new tool for reaching skilled professionals, thanks to the city's Economic Development Department's new "Choose Scottsdale Jobs Board." All businesses in the city of Scottsdale are eligible to post positions at ChooseScottsdale.com/jobs. The goal is to support Scottsdale businesses as they seek candidates for open positions and to help talented people here connect with great opportunities.

Map Center offers knowledge at your fingertips. If a picture is worth a thousand words, Scottsdale's Map Center provides residents with a book's worth of knowledge about their neighborhood, community and local services. From traffic restrictions to historic aerials, the Map Center provides a wealth of information for both residents and visitors.


VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Watch live coverage of City Council meetings. They begin at 5 p.m. April 10, 17 and 24. Meetings replay on Scottsdale Video Network (Cox channels 11 and 1011 and Century Link channel 8001) the following Friday at 5 p.m. Council meetings are closed captioned. 


EVENTS

Veg out at the Old Town Farmers Market in April. Buy fresh vegetables, fruits and creative crafts at Scottsdale's Old Town Farmers Market. It's held 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through spring. The market is in the public parking lot at 3806 N. Brown Ave.

Outspoken journalist and activist Dan Savage appears at arts center. This moderated conversation takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St. Savage is known for his take-no-prisoners attitude in his political and social commentary. This program is part of the Out@SMoCA series which celebrates Arizona's LGBTQ community and its support of contemporary art in Scottsdale. Tickets are $20.

Run the Runway race offers "plane" old fun for a great cause. This one-of-a-kind race takes flight Saturday, April 7, on the Scottsdale Airport runway. A vendor fair with fun-for-the-whole-family activities follows. Use promo code "Playworks" for a 25 percent discount.

Browse the city calendar for more events.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Downtown Small Business workshop set for April 18. Register for the season's final program. It takes place from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West. Upward Projects Founder Craig DeMarco will share best practices in marketing strategies for locals and visitors. The goal is to bring together stakeholders and highlight initiatives and programs supporting small and entrepreneurial businesses.

Granite Reef Senior Center offers free hearing screenings. Audiology and hearing aid centers provide free hearing screenings the third Wednesday of every other month. Call 480-312-1700 to schedule an appointment.

Get City Council meeting and agenda information.


PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Building with Earth & Mass topic of April 5 Green Building Lecture. Hear about the timeless technology and simplicity of converting earth into efficient and durable structures. The free program runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Granite Reef Senior Center.

Protect your identity by attending "Shred It" event, April 7. Bring your personal and/or commercial documents to the "Shred It" event from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, in the Walmart parking lot, 15355 N. Northsight Blvd. Cost is $4 per box.

Cycle the Arts pedals off April 8 and 15. Hop on your bike and get a personal look at some of the Valley's best public art. Two events take place; one April 8 in Old Town Scottsdale; the other April 15 in north Scottsdale. Helmets are required.

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