Scottsdale Update - May 23, 2019

HEADLINES

Most city offices closed May 27 for Memorial Day. Although most city offices will be closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day, the city will still pick up your trash. Simply place your container in the usual collection spot by 5 a.m. the morning of collection or the evening before.

Wash away your library fines with bottled water donations. All Scottsdale libraries are waiving 50 cents in fines for every bottled water donation, up to $24.99. The bottled water will be distributed to Vista del Camino's "hydration station" to assist vulnerable citizens during the summer.

Let's make Scottsdale even more bike friendly. With 174 miles of bike lanes and 129 miles of paved shared use paths, Scottsdale is one of only 39 communities nationwide rated Gold level or higher by the League of American Bicyclists for its bicycle friendliness. Gold, schmold. We want platinum! The Transportation Department is hosting a pair of meetings so you can share your thoughts on how we can achieve this community goal. The first meeting is from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at the Community Design Studio; the second is from 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at Mustang Library. Get more information about bicycling in Scottsdale.


VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Meet one of Scottsdale Police Department's four-legged finest, Castro, and learn about the department's K9 program.  


EVENTS

It's the "grandmudder" of events - Mighty Mud Mania, June 8. Come sling mud at this year's Mighty Mud Mania from 7 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 8, at Chaparral Park, 5401 N. Hayden Road. This free event offers muddy obstacle courses for people of all ages and ability levels.  

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

We're adjusting tennis center hours to accommodate for the heat. Starting Tuesday, May 28, hours at both Scottsdale Ranch and Indian School Park tennis centers will run from 6:30-10:30 a.m. and 5:30-9 p.m.  

Host a cool birthday party at city pool. Book your child's (or your own!) birthday celebration at McDowell Mountain Ranch or Eldorado pools. Various packages are available.

Back-to-School program needs your donations. School's barely out for summer break, but there's no time like the present to start donating to the Back-to-School program.Students need new clothing, socks, underwear, shoes, backpacks and school supplies. Learn how you can donate items or money.  

Get City Council meeting and agenda information.


PROGRAMS & SERVICES

School's out for summer, but that doesn't mean learning has to go on a break too. Scottsdale Parks and Recreation offers a variety of sports, classes and fitness instruction for everyone.  

Summer Reading program offers opportunities for the entire family. Sign up for the free Summer Reading program at any Scottsdale library location. Programs start June 1 and are available for babies, youth, teens and adults!  

Find out about cutting-edge high-performance green buildings. Attend the June Green Building Lecture and learn about successful, innovative residential and commercial projects that exemplify principles of resource conservation, energy independence and healthy living. The free program takes place from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road.  

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