OCTOBER IS THE SCOTTSDALE “CELEBRATE ‘68” SERIES OF EVENTS
PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITS
Tuesday, Oct 4th 6 pm Turning point: how 1968 shaped Scottsdale and its residents
A presentation and panel discussion with people who were in Scottsdale in 1968, hosted by historian Joan Fudala.Civic Center Library
Thursday, Oct 11th 10:30 am Street dedication: Bennie Gonzales Way
Join city leaders to rename First Avenue between Drinkwater Boulevard and 75th Street as “Bennie Gonzales Way.” Gonzales was the architect of Scottsdale City Hall, the Civic Center Library, the original Civic Center and other iconic Arizona buildings. north of Scottsdale City Hall
Thursday Oct 11th to 14th on view. The Art and Architecture of Bennie Gonzales
View rarely seen Bennie Gonzales artworks, admission is free Thursday. at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Thursday Oct 11th 6 pm “Celebrate ’68!” presentation and discussion
Enjoy a photo-rich presentation about this historic year in Scottsdale by historian Joan Fudala and architect Doug Sydnor. Civic Center Library,
Thursday Oct 11 6:30 to 9 pm Gold Palette ArtWalk – “Demonstrate! Artists Celebrating Scottsdale”
See local artists at work and shop Scottsdale’s world-class galleries. along Main Street in Old Town Scottsdale
Saturday, October 13th FREE--5 pm to 8 pm MAIN EVENTS FOR THE FAMILY FRIENDLY CELEBRATION
1968 launched modern Scottsdale with the opening of our Kiva (city hall) and Civic Center Library. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of these iconic landmarks, Scottsdale is repeating that 1968 opening with rock ‘n’ roll music, art, classic cars and fireworks (but no speeches). Note that Main Street from Brown Avenue in Historic Old Town to 69th Street through the Arts District will close at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 for event set-up and will remain closed for the event.
CELEBRATE ‘68 FESTIVITIES INCLUDE:
Saturday, Oct 13
5 to 7 pm Art and architecture at City Hall and Civic Center Library
Get to know some of Arizona’s most iconic public buildings during an open house and behind-the-scenes tours.
Scottsdale City Hall and Civic Center Library
5 to 7 pm Celebrate ‘68 Scavenger Hunt
Search for clues around Scottsdale Civic Center to earn a chance to win prizes including a night at the Hotel Valley Ho. begin outside Scottsdale City Hall
5 to 8 pm Main Street Car Meet featuring Barrett-Jackson
Stroll Main Street alongside classic cars from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, including special selections from the Barrett-Jackson collection, along with Walter the Bus and other street entertainment. Main Street from Brown Avenue to the Hotel Valley Ho
6 to 8 pm Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Showdown
A live music tribute to the Fab Four and the Rolling Stones, legends of rock who dominated the charts in the late 1960s.under the stars at the Hotel Valley Ho
7 pm March with the Mariachis and Finish with Fireworks
Join the public procession walking from Scottsdale City Hall to the Valley Ho behind a mariachi band in a flatbed truck — just like they did in ‘68 — and close the evening with a short firework show above the Valley Ho.
beginning at Main Street and Brown Avenue
FREE LEARNING SERIES
. FREE from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Granite Reef Senior Center 1700 Granite Reef Road.thScottsdale’s Green Building Lecture Series begins Thursday, October 4
Don’t throw it out, REUSE IT. The series kicks off its new season with “The Circular Economy: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Reconsider and Re-imagine,” a discussion of the reuse and recovery of materials and products we use every day. In a traditional linear economy, products are made, used and disposed of in the landfill. In a circular economy, resources are kept in use for as long as possible to extract maximum value, then recovered to regenerate new materials. Circular economies divert waste from landfills, reduce environmental impacts, conserve energy and water, save money, and create jobs. Come hear about community initiatives, business opportunities and what you can do to support a circular economy.
The featured speaker is John Trujillo, principal of Circonomy Solutions. As former City of Phoenix Public Works Director, he reinvented the city’s waste collection and recycling programs to dramatically move the city toward zero-waste. John will share business and public sector efforts to recover material resources for reuse and regeneration in an economically viable and environmentally compatible way.
John will be joined by Steve Caldwell, Vice President of Operations for GreenSheen Paint. Steve is responsible for the national expansion of latex paint recycling facilities. He will discuss the process of recycling used latex paint (otherwise destined for the landfill) into a premium quality architectural grade paint.
CITY PROJECTS and Calendar Alerts
Electronic Recycling collection is Saturday, October 6th and December 1st from 7:30 am to 2 pm at the 9191 E. San Salvador Drive city parking lot. Check the website for what is allowed and what is rejected. www.scottsdaleaz.gov search “solid waste”.
Scottsdale trolley, bus routes changes set for Oct. 22 include expanding free trolley service to Mustang Transit Center and the Via Linda Senior Center while reducing redundancy among current transit routes and eliminating route segments with low ridership, […] Read the Whole Story >>
Old Town banners As part of the Old Town Scottsdale branding and awareness campaign, the city is placing Old Town Scottsdale streetlight banners along Goldwater and Drinkwater boulevards. The banners will remain year-round except when temporary wayfinding banners are in place for special events.
5th Avenue repaving update The last phase of this repaving project will take place Sept. 4-8. Following, utility adjustments will be made and the project will finish Sept. 16. For more information please visit the project webpage.
Drinkwater Boulevard bridge and underpass closed indefinitely Drinkwater Boulevard and the Civic Center overpass will be closed to all activity through November, possibly longer. The city is working to determine the length and extent of the closure. Staff and Scottsdale Arts are working with existing events planned for this fall on Civic Center to ensure their success. Please visit the project webpage for information and updates.
Streetline parking system rollout delayed The public launch of the Streetline parking system has been postponed until parking spaces in the northeast area of Old Town can be stenciled with individual numbers. The numbers are necessary for parking enforcement and management. The stenciling is scheduled for completion in the next few weeks. Streetline and its associated parking App “Parker” should be fully operational soon after.
Fire Station No 616 was approved Scottsdale City Council has approved a measure allowing for the construction of Fire Station No. 616 at 10905 E. Loving Tree Lane on the designated 3.3 acres of rural.
Aviation department proposes Butherus Drive renaming The city of Scottsdale Aviation Department is proposing to rename Butherus Drive to Aviation Way from Scottsdale Road to Airport Drive. This is being done to promote the airport and aviation heritage through aviation-related street naming, according to a press release. This proposal aligns with the City Council adopted Scottsdale Greater Airpark Character Area Plan. […]Read the Whole Story >>