Scottsdale Update - Oct. 31, 2019


Nov. 5 Special Election update –  make sure your vote counts. As a reminder, Scottsdale's Nov. 5 Special Election is being conducted by mail, which means there are no polling locations for this election. Maricopa County must receive your voted ballot by Tuesday, Nov. 5 (postmarks do NOT count). To ensure your vote gets counted, drop off your voted ballot and signed affidavit (envelope) at either of two Early Ballot Replacement Centers or at those provided by Maricopa County Elections. If a ballot is destroyed, lost, spoiled or not received, a replacement ballot may be available at those locations, as well.

Explore the "Story of Water" at Canal Convergence, Nov. 8-17. Surround yourself with cutting-edge public art installations suspended above and around the Scottsdale Waterfront. This year's focus is on the history, conservation and future of water. Activities include workshops, outdoor dance performances, community bike rides, a series of artist talks, poetry readings and live music. 


Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve celebrates its 25th anniversary.

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Scottsdale Contemporary Month runs through Nov. 25. This monthlong celebration showcases the many art, design and architectural events occurring throughout Scottsdale. Highlighted activities include Canal Convergence and the Gold Palette ArtWalk.  

Scottsdale International Film Festival starts tomorrow. 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 through Nov. 10.

Celebrate Scottsdale Dia de los Muertos family event Saturday. Held at The Old Adobe Mission, this free community event will bring art, dance and culture to life through ancient Aztec ritual, art installations and Folklorico waltz demonstrations. The program runs from 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m.  

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.

Veg out at Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market. Buy food and specialty items supplied by locals. There is a large variety of organic and pesticide-free produce, as well. The market runs from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, through May, at 3806 N. Brown Ave.  

Browse the city calendar for more events.


Employee, former councilman honored for excellence in leadership. Scottsdale Leadership will honor Deputy Fire Chief Jim Ford and former City Councilman Bill Walton at the 20th Annual Spirit of the Community Leadership Awards. Ford was instrumental in creating a landmark ordinance that requires sprinklers in single-family homes. Walton, who served on the council from 1984 to 1992, is known as the "father of the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt." The original plan for the flood-prone area called for a man-made concrete channel. Today, the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt is an oasis of parks, lakes, paths and golf courses traversing 11 miles through the heart of Scottsdale. Contact Scottsdale Leadership at 480-627-6710 to learn more about the awards program.

Browse for bargains at library's used book sales. Recent titles, classics and children's books are available at low, low prices from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Appaloosa Library; and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Civic Center Library.  

Get City Council meeting and agenda information.


Protect your identity by attending "Shred It" event Saturday. Bring your personal and/or commercial documents to the "Shred It" event from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Walmart parking lot, 15355 N. Northsight Blvd. Cost is $4 per box or bag.  

Get schooled at November Neighborhood College classes. Register for the final sessions of this season's Neighborhood College. Two of November's four programs include, "Scottsdale Stories with a Twist" and "Living in an HOA: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly."  

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