Save the Date for the Scottsdale Art Auction
Significant American, western, wildlife, and sporting art is up for auction on April 14 and 15 at Scottsdale Art Auction, 7176 Main St. The over 400 works in the catalogue include paintings by renowned artists Logan Hagege, Ed Mell, Glenn Dean, Oscar Berninghaus, John Clymer, Bob Kuhn, John Coleman, and more. For details, visit scottsdaleartauction.com.
Israel at 75 Community Celebration
The Valley of the Sun JCC will offer an exciting, community celebration in honor of Israel’s 75th birthday on Sun., April 30, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nearly 50 local Jewish organizations will come together to host a fun, interactive event for all ages. There will be food trucks, a beer garden, arts and crafts, children’s games, live music, and more. Free admission. Open to all. The Valley of the Sun JCC is located 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd. Register at vosjcc.org/program/israel75.
Senior Center Hosts Program to Aid Those with Hearing Loss.
A free four-week rehabilitation program is being offered to those with hearing loss or having trouble with everyday communication. The program takes place at 1:30 p.m. Mondays, April 3 to 24, at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd. Arizona State University’s clinical faculty and graduate students host classes. Topics include what causes hearing loss, hearing technology, emotional and social effects of hearing loss, communication strategies, and self-advocacy skills. Family members and significant others of individuals with hearing loss are encouraged to attend. Registration is required. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3lokvKH.
Family-Friendly Events Get Residents Moving
Show off your dance moves at the city of Scottsdale’s Glow Up event taking place on Sat., April 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Cactus Park, 7202 E. Cactus Rd.. This free family dance party includes a live DJ, foam party, glow games, and more. The following day, the city is hosting the Cycle the Arts event. This slow-roll ride will include a four-mile family-friendly route and a 13-mile route. Ride leaders will lead small groups on this fun tour of public art around Old Town, the Indian Bend Wash Path, Crosscut Canal Path, and neighborhood bikeways. Free t-shirts, stickers, and breakfast snacks. Helmets and registration required. For more information, visit scottsdaleaz.gov/events.
Thompson Peak Park is Home to Scottsdale’s Second Inclusive Playground.
Recent upgrades to the Thompson Peak Park playground, 20199 N. 78th Pl., include new swings, interactive equipment, and other features. City leaders celebrated the finished product at a ribbon-cutting on March 31. The vibrant new playground has equipment that is challenging for children of all ability levels. All of Scottsdale’s 37 playgrounds are deemed accessible and meet ADA guidelines, but Thompson Peak Park is now one of two in the city that go beyond basic federal requirements.
Community Recollections of Scottsdale City Hall Wanted
Designed by award-winning architect Bennie M. Gonzales, Scottsdale City Hall opened in 1968, serving as the center of community discourse and pivotal decisions which have shaped the city. On March 21 the city council discussed a historic overlay process that would eventually designate Scottsdale City Hall as a historic landmark. As the historic overlay process begins, the city is seeking stories from others who may also have a special connection to Scottsdale’s historic centerpiece. Please send stories and recollections to the Office of the Mayor at email@example.com by April 12. A historic preservation dedication ceremony is expected to be held later this spring. For more information, visit scottsdaleaz.gov/news/mayor-ortega-seeks-community-recollections-of-scottsdale-city-hall.