Scottsdale Update - Nov. 8, 2018

HEADLINES

Here are Scottsdale's unofficial General and Special Elections results. Unofficial results indicate that Scottsdale voters have re-elected incumbents Kathy Littlefield and Linda Milhaven and elected newcomer Solange Whitehead. Voters also approved Question 1 and Proposition 420. See the latest unofficial election results here

City closed for Veterans Day (observed), Nov. 12. Veterans Day is now an official city holiday. Most offices will be closed on the observed holiday, Monday, Nov. 12. Garbage and recycling will be collected as scheduled. Place containers where your trash is typically picked up by 5 a.m. that morning or the night before. 

Learn about proposed Scottsdale Stadium renovations at Nov. 15 open house. The city is moving forward with plans to update portions of Scottsdale Stadium. Stop by the Scottsdale Stadium Team Shop between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, to let us know what you think about the proposed improvements. The renovations include improved seating and shade, additional viewing areas, and expansions to the clubhouse, player training areas and special event spaces. The stadium is the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants and hosts a variety of other development leagues and community events.


VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Live coverage of Scottsdale City Council meetings begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, and 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26. Meetings replay the following Friday at 5 p.m. Council meetings are closed captioned.


EVENTS

Annual Veterans Day event salutes veterans of the Vietnam War. Scottsdale's annual Veterans Day event highlights the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The city has been designated a Vietnam War Commemorative Partner and as such, Scottsdale joins a grateful nation in thanking and honoring Vietnam veterans and their families. The event takes place at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road. It is free and open to the public. 

Hits keep coming in November for the Arizona Fall League. Cheer on your home team, the Scottsdale Scorpions, as they take on top minor league players from both the American and National leagues. Home games take place at Scottsdale Stadium, which hosts the Fall League Championship game at 1:08 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. 

Scottsdale International Film Festival runs through Nov. 11. This festival showcases a diverse mix of film genres from light-hearted comedies to period dramas, chosen from all corners of the world. Screenings take place at Harkins Theatres Shea 14.

Converge to Old Town Scottsdale for Canal Convergence, Nov. 9-18. Surround yourself with cutting-edge public art installations suspended above and around the Scottsdale Waterfront. Activities include art workshops, outdoor dance performances, community bike rides, a series of artist talks, poetry readings and live music. 

Discover India, Saturday. Get to know the culture and other aspects of the Indian lifestyle at this event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. The local India Association is hosting this free family-friendly event that features cross-cultural dance performances, songs, food and dress.  

Make a goal to attend Scottsdale Polo Championship, Nov. 10-11. Watch the country's best polo teams play at the Polo Championships ? Horses and Horsepower at WestWorld. The event will include many new elements, old favorites and a first-time appearance by Ralph Lauren model and world-famous polo player Nacho Figueras.  

Run to the Gold Palette ArtWalk, Nov. 15. As part of the city's Contemporary Month, this Gold Palette ArtWalk highlights contemporary artists born since 1950. Galleries will showcase works of art that "may shatter traditional stereotypes of how Scottsdale art is traditionally defined." The event takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Old Town.  

Fetch some fun at the Day of the Dog Day Festival, Nov. 17-18. The west coast's largest outdoor pet festival hits Old Town from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, and Sunday, Nov. 18. This free, pet-friendly festival is perfect for you and your pet to sample treats, food, accessories and toys, and get hooked up with loads of free swag.

Browse the city calendar for more events.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Avoid long lines - purchase Holiday Lights tickets and fast passes now. You'll have to wait until Friday, Nov. 30, to experience one of Scottsdale's most unique events - Holiday Lights. But that doesn't mean you can't get a head start by purchasing tickets now. Train tickets are $5 and available at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. Fast passes are $15 and available only online. Get more information about the event.

Last chance to submit nominations for 2019 Diversity Champions. Tomorrow, Nov. 9, is the last day to nominate a deserving individual who exemplifies the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and who has enriched the community by empowering others. Eligible nominees must live, work or volunteer in Scottsdale. The winners will be recognized at the 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Dinner Celebration Wednesday, Jan. 16.

Skip the winter lawn. Don't overseed with ryegrass and save water and time. Bermuda grass becomes dormant during the winter and only needs watering every three weeks. It returns more vigorously in the spring without ryegrass competition.  

Get City Council meeting and agenda information.


PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Senior centers celebrate Thanksgiving with festive luncheons. Join us for food, fun and fellowship: Friday, Nov. 16, at Granite Reef; and Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Via LindaGet specific times, costs and registration information.  

Get hooked on fishing. Tackle family fun at Eldorado Park's free Fishing Expo from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the North Lake, 2311 N. Miller Road. Event highlights include: free fishing - licenses are not required during the event, fishing gear provided, lake stocked with trout, Arizona Game & Fish representatives on-site and prizes.

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