City offers free emergency preparedness training. Disasters can happen anytime, anywhere. Are you ready? Do you have a plan? Register for the next "Ready Scottsdale" class from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, May 23, in the city's Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Road. Learn more and register here.
Reminder: Work continues on Loop 101 widening. The Arizona Department of Transportation continues widening and improving the Loop 101 from Interstate 17 in Phoenix to Pima Road in Scottsdale. Learn more about the two-year, 13-mile project and upcoming restrictions, and subscribe to updates at ADOT's project webpage.
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Watch how Channel 3's weather guy Royal Norman and AZ Family help promote Scottsdale Cares, the city's voluntary utility bill donation program. #RoyalCares
Attend a free Scottsdale Philharmonic concert Sunday. Hear a professional symphony orchestra concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E. Shea Blvd. This group receives support through the city's Community Event Funding Program.
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park's concert series continues through June 30. Enjoy a variety of local bands from 7:30-9 p.m. Sundays at the park. Bring a blanket, chairs and snacks – or buy munchies on-site. Train and carousel tickets are $2 each with kids younger than 2 riding free with a paying adult.
Enjoy Scottsdale ArtWalk - an American original. From 7-9 p.m. every Thursday, Old Town galleries open their doors to collector and casual patrons alike to enjoy featured artists, a cultural environment and refreshments.
Browse the city calendar for more events.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
"Seed Library" opens at Mustang Library. Gardeners delight … Scottsdale Public Library card holders can check out up to three seed packets per month. Selection is based on seasonal growing conditions. Patrons also are encouraged to donate seeds from their harvest. The Seed Library is open during library hours.
Is your toilet running? Then you'd better catch it! Jokes aside, toilet leaks are the most common indoor leak. To find this sneaky, sometimes silent leak, place a few drops of food coloring in the tank and wait 15 minutes. If color appears in the bowl, you have a leak. Learn more by reading "Find & Fix Leaks that are Draining your Budget."
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PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Scottsdale has public fitness centers in all aquatic facilities. Are you looking for an economical way to get fit? Scottsdale has fitness centers at all our aquatic centers and other facilities.
Lockboxes available for senior safety. Lockboxes for seniors allow police or firefighters to gain entry to a home without breaking in if a resident is unable to get to the door in an emergency. The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors, Scottsdale Police and Fire departments and Maricopa County Sheriff's Office offer free emergency lockboxes for seniors and others with special needs whose annual income is less than $25,000. There is a $25 charge for others.
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