Mayor David D. Ortega proclaims Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) at tonight’s City Council meeting. Watch the 5 p.m. meeting live here. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Scottsdale was settled by and continues to be shaped by those of Hispanic heritage. Here’s the story of one of those pioneers - Gerbacio “Harvey” Noriega.
Attend the Arabian National Breeder finals Sept. 15-18, at WestWorld. This prestigious show presents an unprecedented halter/breeding showcase opportunity that offers prize money and abundant marketing opportunities for breeders and purebred Arabian horse enthusiasts. The Arabian Horse Association of Arizona is the most established and successful breed organization in the state with more than 66 years of experience in marketing and promoting the Arabian horse.
Mayor’s Constitution Day Contest showcases American pride; offers prizes and recognition for winning entries. Mayor David D. Ortega, with support from the Arizona Association of University Women-Scottsdale Chapter, is hosting a Constitution Day Contest to commemorate the Sept. 17, 1797, signing of the U. S. Constitution. The contest includes art/video and essay categories. Prizes will be awarded in both categories for various age groups – the submission deadline is this Friday, Sept. 17. Learn more.
Scrumptiously support Arizona Restaurant Week, Sept. 17-26. Arizona Restaurant Week showcases local chefs and their culinary achievements with special menus and dining experiences at participating restaurants. Each eatery is featuring a three-course, prix-fixe menu ranging costing $33, $44 and $55 per person.
Welcome poet, editor, and educator Lois Roma-Deeley as Scottsdale’s new poet laureate. The reception takes place at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in the Civic Center Library’s Copper Gallery. Roma-Deeley’s appointment took effect Aug. 6, when she took over from Scottsdale’s first poet laureate, Bob Frost (2010-2021). She will serve her term until Dec. 31, 2024. Learn more.
Learn about traffic restrictions in and around Scottsdale. Get the list.