Watch Scottsdale’s Fast Five video. Scottsdale City Court has a new online chat feature, the NCAA Golf Championships are underway at Grayhawk Golf Club and Scottsdale Water’s executive director was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey to serve as a commissioner on the Arizona Water Protection Fund. These are just three of five things happening in Scottsdale that you need to know and highlighted in this week’s Fast Five with Stephanie Hirata. Watch now.
Summer Concert Series runs through July 4; tickets required. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park’s Summer Concert Series will take place this year, starting Sunday, May 30. However, that date and a couple others – June 6 and 27 – are already sold out. You can still purchase tickets for three other concerts which run from 7:30-9 p.m. Sunday evenings and feature a variety of local bands. Bring a blanket or chair and relax in the park. Pack a picnic or enjoy something tasteful from one of the food trucks that will be onsite. We’re limiting attendance, and those wanting to participate must purchase tickets to assigned seating. Learn more.
Residents invited to participate in library’s Summer Reading Program. Make sure your students return to school well-prepared by having them participate in this program. This year’s theme is “Tails and Tales.” It runs from June 1-Aug. 1 and is available for all ages. Sign up, log minutes reading and earn prizes.
June Days Summer Spectacular is a monthlong series of events to celebrate the beginning of summer. In addition to city-produced signature events, Old Town Scottsdale businesses, retailers, restaurants and galleries are getting into the spirit with special activities and deals of their own. From crafting workshops to sunrise yoga and bike-ride scavenger hunts to movie nights, June Days events will allow participants to exercise their mind, body and soul. June Days also will mark the summer solstice with a dedication for the new Solstice Park, which includes the Soleri Bridge & Plaza. The June 20 event features snow cones, live music and more. Learn more.
Be prepared when hiking. The official start of summer is just weeks away, but triple-digit temperatures are already here. Understand the risks of venturing out into the heat unprepared. Scottsdale Fire offers important safety information for those seeking to explore the desert.
Learn about Scottsdale’s major hiking trails:
Get the most out of your brush and bulk collection service. Put the right stuff - at the right time - in the right place. Please place your brush and bulk items in separate piles three feet apart.
Scottsdale EZ is here to assist you. Whether it’s a malfunctioning streetlight, a fresh pothole or a broken trash can, this online service makes it easier to report problems with city facilities or services. Scottsdale EZ lets you quickly report issues on your desktop or mobile device and provides the city with a consolidated tracking and reporting system.
Fight the bite … from mosquitoes. Help eliminate and prevent mosquitoes from breeding by following these simple tips.
Summer is bee season. Learn how to protect yourself. If you are attacked, run as far and as fast as possible; get shelter in a building or car; cover your eyes and face; don't swat at bees; and don't jump into a pool. Call a bee removal company if you find a hive on private property. Call 480-312-5000 if it's on city-owned property.
Fire up the grill. Temperatures are rising, which makes it a good time to keep the kitchen cool and heat up the outside barbecue grill. To reduce the risk of fire or explosion, perform these safety checks.
This week's traffic restrictions in and around Scottsdale. Get the list.