Scottsdale Upcoming Events

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For those that live in DC Ranch, Grayhawk  of any other Scottsdale community...  Here's a little update about what's going on in the city and what's up and coming.  If you're new to DC Ranch or Grayhawk or the city of Scottsdale, this is a great way to meet people and get to know about different events in the community.


Railroad Park Railfair is Oct. 8-9
Enjoy '50s Nostalgia Oct. 13 with "On the Air" dinner show
Downtown Scottsdale hosts Arizona Taco Festival Oct. 15

Public meetings scheduled for proposed changes to development impact fees
Keep Scottsdale Beautiful Day takes place Oct. 22
G.A.I.N. parties to be held Oct. 29

Upcoming brush and bulk pickup schedule
Electronics Recycling Collection Day is Oct. 8
Police host shredding and drug collection event Oct. 8

CityCable 11 features new programs
Registration continues for fall landscape workshops
Neighborhood College classes continue in October
Register for Alarm Awareness School and save money, Oct. 13
"Help for Homeowners" event set for Oct. 15
Living with the Sun Solar Series presents info on solar housing

A listing of city events and programs scheduled in the coming weeks



Breakfast celebrates growing legacy of Preserve
Residents are invited to a free Mayor and City Council Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, to celebrate the growing legacy of Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Activities begin at 7 a.m. at the preserve's Gateway Access Area, 18333 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy. The breakfast is a great opportunity to learn why Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve is like no other place in the Valley. Spread across 17,000 scenic acres, the preserve is unique geologically and is home to stunning geography, lush cacti forests and diverse wildlife. It also features award-winning trails and facilities. Those great amenities will be highlighted at the breakfast through a series of videos available for viewing in a mobile theater starting at 7 a.m. at the Gateway. The breakfast is just one of dozens of activities taking place as part of Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve Month. For a complete list of hikes, classes and other opportunities to experience the preserve, visit Learn more about the preserve's history and future plans by visiting and watching "Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve: Growing a Legacy" online or on CityCable 11 at noon, 4, 7 and 10 p.m. Mondays.

"Scottsdale Shares" campaign assists with holiday donations
The Scottsdale Shares campaign returns this holiday season to make it easier for residents to get information about city charitable programs and how to make donations. The Scottsdale Shares campaign provides one point of contact for residents, businesses and organizations seeking to assist those in need through donations or volunteer activities.
Programs participating in this year's program include:
** The Scottsdale Fire Department's annual toy drive
** Scottsdale's Adopt-A-Family Program
** Scottsdale's Adopt-A-Senior Program
** The Paiute Community Center's annual toy and teen gift program.
** The Vista del Camino Food Bank
** Scottsdale Cares, community assistance program
To learn more about Scottsdale Shares, call (480) 312-3111, visit or watch this program online or on CityCable 11 at 1, 5 and 8 p.m. Mondays.

Board and Commission nominations agenda item moved up
An upcoming City Council agenda item to nominate applicants for city boards and commissions has been moved from Oct. 18 to Oct. 11. During that meeting the City Council will nominate applicants to fill vacancies on four advisory bodies - the Environmental Quality Advisory Board, the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board, the Loss Trust Fund Board and the Transportation Commission.
Appointees will be selected after those finalists are interviewed at the Nov. 1 City Council meeting.


Railroad Park Railfair is Oct. 8-9
All aboard - for McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park's Railfair 2011. Model trains, moon bounces, entertainment and children's laughter will be plentiful from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9, at the park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road. Many of the park's seldom seen railroad equipment will be on display. Train and carousel rides are $2 each, with those younger than three riding free with a paying adult. For more information, call (480) 312-2312 or visit

Enjoy '50s Nostalgia Oct. 13 with "On the Air" dinner show
Residents are invited to "On the Air," a fabulous blast from the past dinner show at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road. The cost is $22 for the show and a four-course, buffet-style dinner. The show will bring you back to the fabulous '50s and '60s and the days of malt shops, sock hops and rock 'n' roll. Call (480) 312-1700 to register.

Downtown Scottsdale hosts Arizona Taco Festival Oct. 15
Celebrate great food and good times all while supporting a worthy cause when Downtown Scottsdale hosts the Arizona Taco Festival. The celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, along the Scottsdale Waterfront, 7025 E. Via Soleri. This family-friendly event features area restaurants and resorts battling for best tacos, salsa, guacamole and other food specialties. The fun includes a kid's zone, tequila expo, live music, margarita challenge and a pepper-eating contest. Tickets are $10 with food samples available for $2 each. Proceeds benefit the Anne Rita Monahan Foundation: ARM Yourself Against Ovarian Cancer. Find out where you can park for free at For more information, call (602) 326-7469 or visit

Check out these ongoing activities:
** ArtWalk - 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday, Scottsdale Arts District, just west of Scottsdale Road along Main Street and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road to Fifth Avenue.
** Local Motion Trolley Tour - 10:30 a.m. second Saturday of the month, Old Adobe Mission - Downtown Scottsdale. (480) 634-6850,
** WestWorld hosts various horseshows. ** Arizona Fall League baseball - through October at Scottsdale Stadium., (480) 312-2586.
** McDowell Sonoran Preserve Month activities.



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