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This can be a busy weekend. The public art piece, Soleri Bridge, is located on the western side of Scottsdale Road just south of Camelback Road and today is the day to walk the bridge as it is a huge sundial. The shadow should follow the equinox line. Then you might stroll the canal and enjoy Saturday in the shops along 5th Avenue including Marshall Way.


  • Today, Saturday the 21st.. 
    • Kids Day at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park on the SE corner of Scottsdale Rd and Indian Bend Rd. Terrific events for the family.
    • 8:00 AM Arizona Touch of Class Miniature Horse Show Free Two-days of Miniature Horses demonstrating they can keep up with the big guys. Halter, driving, liberty, costume, and trail classes. in WestWorld
    • 9:00 AM Celebration of Fine Art visit Watch art as it's being created by more than 100 artists set up in their working studios.
    • 10:00 AM Catch "big air" at Wedge Skatepark Competition in El Dorado Park southern end. Age groups start at 10 and younger. Registration is $10 and space is limited. Participants under 18 must have a parent present at time of registration.
    • Noon Experience music and culture of Arizona's original residents at Native Trails: Free Memorable musical performances and traditional dances take place from noon to 1 p.m. most Thursdays and Saturdays in Civic Center on the grassy amphitheater in front of the Performing Arts building.
  • Sunday the 22nd Event
    • 1:05 PM World Champion San Francisco Giants vs. the Los Angeles Angels in Scottsdale Stadium. Single-game tickets can be purchased at the stadium box office.

SIGNATURE EVENT COMING IN APRIL. Get your tickets now or you will lose out on fabulous food events.

The Scottsdale Culinary Festival will be April 7th to the 12th. Multiple food events with varying prices so please get details from this link  

CITY HOSTED LANDSCAPE WORKSHOPS: Tuesday, March 24th Landscaping for Wildlife....Saturday, March 28th Drip Irrigation Design & Installation....Tuesday March 31 Water-wise Gardening. Call the city at 480 312 5690 or register at 

ARE ANY OF THESE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD or near your business? Ra Sushi 3815 N Scottsdale Rd requests approval for exterior remodel that will change pedestrian walkways and building exterior; 7930 E. Gold Dust and 7949 E Cochise "Astoria" is a request to subdivide two parcels into 7 single family home sites case 1 PP 2015 ; 4426 N Saddlebag Trail Cake Nightclub is appealing the Zoning Administrator's decision that they must operate under the current zoning requirements case 3 BA 2015; 7502 E Main Street Main Street Place requests approval of site and landscape plans and building elevation for mixed use construction Case 7-DR-2015; NE corner of McDowell Mtn Ranch Rd & 98th Street Graythorn wants to build a 30 unit single story condo on 4.6 acres case 9-DR-2015; 16641 N. 91st St On Track Academy conditional use permit amendment case 5 UP 2013 #2.

REBATES FOR HOMEOWNERS: Remember that you can get a rebate for new toilets, showerheads and hot water recirculation systems. Also outdoors if you remove grass, add landscape irrigation controllers and water softeners but you need to apply. Call the city office at 480 312 5650 to request an application copy or get it at the website .

CITY COUNCIL APPOINTED COMMISSIONS' annual reports are available on line at  See what decisions were made in 2014 that affected you and your neighborhood and business. CITY COUNCIL APPOINTED TASK FORCE updates will be provided in the Sunday newsletter. This includes the Tourism Advisory Task Force and their strategic 5 year plan for our city. The meeting last week attended by COGS took 4.5 hours of least the chairs were quality soft.

     For the Coalition of Greater Scottsdale (COGS) Board of Directors, 

     Sonnie Kirtley, Chair e-mail 

     Coalition of Greater Scottsdale

     8924 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Suite G5, PMB 518

     Scottsdale, AZ 85250

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