JULY 3, 2013

Community Briefs

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Get in the swim
Celebrate Fourth of July at Scottsdale aquatic centers.  Scottsdale's Cactus, Chaparral, Eldorado, and McDowell Mountain Ranch aquatic centers will all be open for public swim from 1 to 5 p.m. July 4. Celebrate your independence by the beach-front entries and have fun in the water-play features. No swim lessons on July 4, just fun in the sun. Regular pool admission fees apply. For more information call 480-312-POOL or visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov/sports/aquatics.

Railroad Park concert wraps up season's final concert
Mogollon wraps up McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park's free Sunday concerts on July 7 from 7:30 to 9 p.m., at the park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road. Bring a blanket or chair. Train and carousel rides are available during all concerts. Tickets are $2 each and children younger than three ride free with a paying adult. Food will also be available for purchase. For more information, call 480-312-2312, or log on to www.therailroadpark.com/events.

Monday Movies at the Desert Foothills Library
3 – 5 p.m., July 8 and every Monday.  New Releases, with a Foreign Film once each month! “Raise the Red Lantern” is showing Monday, July 8 (Chinese with subtitles). Check www.dfla.org for titles.

Attend Virtual GP Workshop through July 12
Those who were unable to attend the first in a series of Scottsdale General Plan workshops can still provide feedback online.
Through Friday, July 12, you can log on to the General Plan website at www.scottsdaleaz.gov/generalplan/generalplan2014 and participate in the online version. Materials are the same as those presented at the in-person workshops. This first of eight workshops addresses "Neighborhoods and Housing."
Some of the existing values for this topic in the city's General Plan include:
* A broad diversity of owner-occupied and rental housing types
* Housing that is energy efficient, environmentally sensitive, and that blends with the city's natural surroundings
* Citizen involvement in the preservation and revitalization of Scottsdale neighborhoods
* Redevelopment and reinvestment in the community's mature areas.
* Preservation of the community's historic, archeological, and cultural heritage.
You'll determine if these values are still relevant today and how they should change, if at all. Learn more at www.scottsdalegp.com or by calling 480-312-3111.

Summer Spectacular ArtWalk; 7 – 9 p.m. on July 11
The 24th annual Summer Spectacular ArtWalk is on Thurs., July 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. This popular event is presented by the Scottsdale Gallery Association and Scottsdale Downtown.
ArtWalkers can "chill out" as they "ArtWalk the Line" along Main Street and Marshall Way where dozens of fine art galleries will be busy with artist demonstrations, exhibit openings and special receptions. Live music, free trolley rides and great people watching will abound.
West of Scottsdale Rd. along Main Street and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road to Fifth Avenue. Plenty of nearby free parking.
ArtWalk - On Main St. & Marshall Way, every Thursday, 7 – 9 p.m.  Visit www.scottsdalegalleries.com, call 480-377-9366, or Scottsdale ArtWalk on Facebook.