Scottsdale Update - May 5, 2022


We need your help to restock Scottsdale's Vista del Camino Food Bank. Participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive by placing nonperishable food near your mailbox Saturday, May 14. Your letter carrier will pick up and deliver items to food banks.  

If you’re on the county’s Active Early Voting List, you may soon see a “90-day notice” in your mailbox. This is a legally required notice that provides information about the August 2022 election and provides voters on the Active Early Voting List an opportunity to have their early ballot sent to an alternate address or opt out of receiving an early ballot in the mail.

The notice also allows voters who are not registered with a political party an opportunity to let the county know which ballot they want (either a party ballot or a local, Scottsdale-only ballot). The party ballot includes candidate races for governor, state legislature, etc. with candidates from that political party. It also will include candidates for Scottsdale City Council. The local-only ballot will only include the Scottsdale City Council races.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE: For the August election only, independent voters on the Active Early Voting List are not automatically sent an early ballot in the mail. They must choose a ballot type by either returning the 90-day notice to the county or online at BeBallotReady.Vote. They can also vote in person at any early voting or Election Day voting location. For the November 2022 Election, independent voters on the Active Early Voting List will automatically receive an early ballot in the mail unless they decline this option.  

Featured Job of the Week: Solid Waste Equipment Operator III. Little kids … little Tonka trucks. Grown adults … big city trucks. Your childhood dreams can become a reality. We need a driver to pick up trash and recycling. You’ll become the envy of every little boy and girl along your route! Learn more and apply.

Interstate 10 will be closed in both directions this weekend. As part of the Broadway curve improvement project, westbound I-10 will be closed between Loop 202 (Santan/South Mountain Freeway) and U.S. 60 (Superstition Freeway) from 10 p.m. Friday, May 6, to noon Sunday, May 8. Eastbound I-10 also will be closed between U.S. 60 and Loop 202 from 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, to 4 a.m. Monday, May 9. Get details.


The Scottsdale Concert Band will complete its 43rd season with a free concert, "Magical Musical Tour." A highlight of the program will be “Black Dog,” a rhapsody for solo clarinet and wind ensemble, performed by the band’s principal clarinetist, Selena Ryan. The work, by Scott McAllister, is inspired by classic hard rock music, such as Led Zeppelin’s rhapsodic-style song “Black Dog.” The event is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in the Performing Arts Center at Scottsdale Community College. 

Scottsdale Community Historian Joan Fudala hosts “Hometown Happy Hour,” a new library program focused on history, arts, architecture and the natural desert environment. Join us at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 19, for a non-alcoholic “mocktail” and a light snack, then enjoy the program, Park It!, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Begun by the 1950s Civic Coordinating Council, Scottsdale's parks and recreation programs have helped multiple generations of Scottsdale residents stay healthy and happy. Register by going to the library’s events calendar page and selecting the date for each program.

Dive into a movie under the stars Saturday, May 21. This free poolside event features Disney’s Encanto (2021), the animated musical set deep in the Columbian mountains about the Madrigal family and its extraordinary magical secrets. Admission is free, and registration is not needed. The movie starts at 7 p.m. at the Eldorado Aquatic Center.

Mark your calendars: Senior services variety show Entertainment Extravaganza returns. Enjoy an afternoon of fun and entertainment from singers, musicians, dancers and more. This free event will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Learn more by calling the Granite Reef Senior Center at 480-312-1700.


Plug into Electronics Recycling Collection Day Saturday. Scottsdale residents can recycle unwanted electronics from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the city's Corporation Yard, 9191 E. San Salvador. Items accepted include computer, office and entertainment equipment.  

Veterans can attend free “Healing of Memories for Veterans Workshop.” Many veterans have kept distressing feelings buried deep inside themselves, which has been a barrier to healing. This workshop provides a safe place for participants to explore personal histories and gain insight and empathy for themselves and others. The workshop runs from 5 p.m. Friday, May 13, to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the Franciscan Renewal Center. To begin the registration process, contact Mike Wold, workshop coordinator and U.S. Navy veteran, at 651-687-9767 or [email protected].

Scottsdale Water has resources to help commercial, industrial and institutional water users cut use and save money. Water is one of many operating costs for businesses that provide or distribute a product or service, whether it be a hotel, restaurant, grocery store, medical facility or office building. We have resources that can help you -- indoor water audits, rebates and landscape consultations. Start with a water audit. Scottsdale’s Commercial Water Audit Program started in 2018 and has helped 27 businesses and community partners identify more than 54 million gallons of water-savings for a combined total of $450,000 in water and sewer costs. The audit focuses on indoor water use and reviews outdoor water use. Learn more and request an audit

Summer camp registration available online. Summer camps run June 6-July 22 for kids in first through eighth grades. They offer dynamic, enriching recreational opportunities that provide children a safe, comfortable place to play and engage with others. Activities include weekly excursions, arts and crafts, sports, high energy games and more. Summer camps will be held at the following locations:


The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a high ozone pollution advisory for today and tomorrow. Those with respiratory sensitivities are advised to take precautions during outdoor activities, especially noon-6 p.m. Please help reduce ozone by doing one or more of the following: 

  • Use gas or electric instead of burning wood 

  • Limit the lighting of fireworks 

  • Ride transit, carpool or telework 

  • Eliminate all unnecessary driving and/or combine trips 

  • Avoid dirt roads 

  • Avoid the use of leaf blowers 

  • If burning wood for heat or food preparation, use dry wood (burning wet wood releases more particulate matter) 

Purchase your summer family swim pass. Passes are valid from Memorial Day through Labor Day for daily entry into Eldorado, Cactus and McDowell Mountain Ranch aquatic facilities for lap swim, fitness centers and waterparks. McDowell Mountain Ranch family passes are valid at all four aquatic centers. Eldorado, Cactus and Chaparral family passes are not valid at McDowell Mountain Ranch due to the difference in waterpark fees. Purchase your pass online.

Investing in Our Scottsdale - Library hosts open house for new story time room, SkyRoom. The significantly larger space features an audio-visual system, programmable LED lighting, new flooring and the addition of sink access for messy hands-on youth programs. The domed ceiling with a reflecting mirror at the top makes the space feel lighter and brighter. Stop by the open house and enjoy a variety of activities between 1-4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Civic Center Library. Capital Improvement Funds primarily paid for the room, with support from a Fiesta Bowl grant awarded to the Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library.

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