City of Scottsdale Calendar of Events – June 2017

March 30, 2017

City of Scottsdale



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Vista del Camino serves as hydration station May-September. These stations help protect vulnerable individuals during the summer by providing relief from the heat. Vista is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. 


McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park’s Concert Series continues in June. Enjoy a variety of local bands from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays at the park. Bring a blanket, chairs and snacks – or buy munchies on-site. Train and carousel tickets are $2 each with kids 2 and younger riding free with a paying adult.


Donate items for senior centers’ “Beat the Heat” program. Contribute new reusable water bottles, nutritional supplement drinks, bottled water, small healthy snacks, unused personal hygiene items, stamps and grocery store gift cards. Drop donations to the Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 E. Via Linda, by early June., search “Beat the Heat”


“Build a Better World” theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program. . Don’t let your reading skills slide over the summer. People of all ages are invited to participate in this free program which runs June 1-Aug. 1. Register online in May.


Discover creative ways to reuse materials at free Green Building lecture. Repurposed materials save money and natural resources. The free program runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road., search “Green Building”


Keep your kids active and engaged at summer camp, June 5-July 28. Camps are available for those in first through eighth grades. Kids will participate in sports, fitness competitions, science experiments, craft projects, arts, special events, excursions and more., search “summer programs and camps”


Register now for June swim lessons. Weekday sessions are available at all aquatic centers. Sessions begin June 6 and 20., search “Aquatics”


Musical Instrument Museum presents free program at library June 6. Museum representatives will highlight its global collection – including artifacts, costumes and objects that convey the diversity of music around the world. The free program begins at 6:30 p.m. at Civic Center Library., search “events”


Drop in to Eldorado Park for cards and games June 9-Aug. 4. Those 18 and older can drop in for scrabble, chess, cards and other fun activities from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays at the center, 2311 N. Miller Road., search “Eldorado Park”


Be part of the muddy tradition at this year’s Mighty Mud Mania. Come sling mud at this year’s Mighty Mud Mania from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Chaparral Park, 5401 N. Hayden Road. This free event offers muddy obstacles for people of all ages and ability levels., search “Mighty Mud Mania”


Library’s Writer in Residence offers free workshops on improving writing skills. Sharon Skinner presents: “Setting: Where in the World…?” at 10: 30 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at Civic Center Library; and “Point of View: Who…Are…You?” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Arabian Library. Personal appointments are also available.

Celebrate dads at senior centers’ pancake breakfasts. “The Singing Cowboy” will entertain you while you play outdoor games and eat a hearty breakfast: Wednesday, June 14, at Granite Reef Senior Center; or Friday, June 16, at Via Linda Senior Center. Both take place at 10 a.m. Cost is $5 for Scottsdale residents., search “seniors”


Take a moonlight swim this June. UV rays can damage skin in less than 15 minutes. Avoid the danger by swimming under the stars at Moonlight Swims: Friday, June 16, at McDowell Mountain Ranch; and Saturday, June 17, at Eldorado. Both run from 5 to 9 p.m., search “Aquatics”


Aquatic centers available for private rentals. Consider  McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Center or Eldorado Pool for a unique party venue. Both facilities are available to rent from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturdays through August., search “private rental request”


Learn something new this summer. Scottsdale Parks and Recreation offers a variety of sports, classes and fitness instruction for everyone., search “recreation classes”


Fight the bite … from mosquitoes. Help eliminate and prevent mosquitoes from breeding by following these simple tips.


Beware of sneaky leaks … A leaky faucet can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water a year. Stop draining your budget and get step-by-step instructions on how to find and fix leaks.


June watering tips. June is typically the Valley’s driest month, which likely means your landscape’s watering needs will increase. Here are a few tips to help keep your landscape looking good this summer, all while conserving water., search “water”


Soak-up knowledge from Water – Use It Wisely. Receive water efficiency tips from water professionals by subscribing to Water – Use It Wisely’s newsletter. Also, browse the TookKit and calculate your water use, find a free workshop, learn about rainwater harvesting, landscape care and more.


Stay cool and learn about desert plants. Escape the summer heat and take the free “Summer Color” class to learn about heat-tolerant plants that provide color during our hottest months., search “water”


Back to School program needs your donations. Students need new clothing, socks, underwear, shoes, backpacks and school supplies. Learn how you can donate items or money., search “back to school”


Help reduce drowning by becoming a swim mentor. Help people learn to swim., search “swim mentors”

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