This week in Scottsdale: Rugby Bowl, Diplo, Arizona Anomalies

This week in Scottsdale

This week in Scottsdale features events happening throughout the city for all ages. Everything from children’s storytime, to chamber events to sporting events can be found on the calendar. To have your event item added, e-mail

April 22

Resume I: 9-11 a.m. on Fridays at the Vista One Stop Career Center, 7700 E. Roosevelt in Scottsdale. This class examines the essential components to writing an effective resume and cover letter. Learn how to create a focus statement and accomplishment statements, use action verbs and how to set yourself apart from the competition. To register call 480-312-0058 or e-mail

Guiding Light: 3-4:45 p.m. every Friday at the Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 E. Via Linda. This group is for bipolar depression. Free. Group meets in room 8. For more information visit or call Andy at 480-994-4407.

Free Downtown Trolley: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Trolley runs every 10-minutes. Visit for route information.

Story Stop: 10:30-10:45 a.m. on April 22 at the Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. For ages 0-5. Free. Join in the library’s early literacy area for this short program of delightful picture book stories. No registration required.

Mustang Writers Critique Group: Meets at 10 a.m. on the first and third Friday of the month at Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St. For more information e-mail Amy Schuster at


April 23

Johnny Hotshot: 1-4 p.m. every Saturday until April 1, at the west end of the Civic Center Mall and Brown Ave. Free. Johnny Hotshot performs a One Man Wild Show of trick roping, whip cracking and fancy gun handling all with a wit as fast as a draw. For more information call Mary at 480-312-2459 or e-mail her at

Spectacular Saturday Club: 1-8 p.m. every Saturday at the Adapted Recreation Services Center, 8102 E. Jackrabbit Rd. $20 per Saturday. ARS participants must be ages 16 and up, and have a form on file with Adapted Recreation Services prior to participating. Adapted Recreation programs are for participants who can take care of their self-help needs. A personal aide may attend at no charge for participants requiring personal/intrusive services. Please call for more info. The ARS form can be found online, by calling the ARS Hotline at 480-312-2234, or by e-mailing

Food Truck Caravan: 6:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Fifth Ave. and Goldwater Blvd. in downtown Scottsdale. Enjoy live music, comfortable seating and eight gourmet food trucks. Reserved seating options available. Visit for more information on seating and featured food trucks.

Arizona’s Singing Cowboy: 1-4 p.m. every Saturday. He moves around the Old Town District (east of Scottsdale Road and South of Indian School Road) with his trusty steed Dusty. He ends his performances at the Rusty Spur Saloon around 3:45 p.m.

Fiesta Bowl Rugby Bowl and Balloon Classic: 5:10 p.m. on April 23 at the Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road. General admission is $12 in advanced. Premium grandstand tickets are $22 in advance. All children ages 12 and under get in free. The excitement of rugby comes to the Valley. Following the rugby match is the hot air balloon glow beginning at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets to the Fiesta Bowl Rugby and Balloon Classic visit

Men’s Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran church, 6300 E. Bell Road. Tempe resident Jim Kimmel, father of Jill, Jonathan and Jimmy Kimmel, will be the guest speaker for this men’s breakfast. Mr. Kimmel will share insights on how he encouraged his children to pursue their dreams as they chose nontraditional educational and career paths. Free. For more information call 480-948-1234.

Optima Sonoran Village Pet Adoptions: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, in the roundabout area located at 6895 E. Camelback road. AHS’ Waggin’ Wheels Mobile Adoption Vehicle will be present. Adoptions fees start at $110. For more information call 480-447-9996, or visit

For Our City: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the Old Town Farmers Market, 3806 N. Brown Ave. in Scottsdale. Learn more about For Our City – Scottsdale and all of the various ways to get involved in the community. This non-profit event will connect residents directly with organizations in need of volunteers or support. For more information visit

Diplo: 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Release at Talking stick Resort, 9800 Talking Stick Way in Scottsdale. Must be 21 or older. For tickets visit

Larry Fitzgerald Celebrity Softball Game: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Road in Scottsdale. For tickets and more information, visit


April 24

Free Outdoor Yoga @ lululemon: 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 24 at the Scottsdale Quarter Courtyard, 15257 N. Scottsdale Road. Join The J for a morning of exhilarating yoga in partnership with Lululemon at the Scottsdale Quater. Free. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat and water bottle. For more information contact 480-483-7121 ext. 1281 or

April Pools Day: 1-4 p.m. April 24 at Eldorado Aquatic and Fitness Center, 2301 N. Miller Road. Free. This event features a mock rescue scenario with the Scottsdale Fire Department and emergency medical services, interactive booths, games, raffles and drowning prevention awareness.


April 25

Monday Breakfast Leads Referral Group: 7:30-9 a.m. on April 25 at Denny’s, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Free for leads group members; guests may attend up to two free sessions. For more information or to register call Tirion at 480-355-2720. Advanced registration is required.

Family Storytime: 6:30-7 p.m. on Monday, April 25, at the Arabian Library inside the program room, 10215 E. McDowell Mtn. Ranch Rd. When arriving, see a staff person prior to the start of the program to pick up a ticket which will be the child’s registration. For more information visit

Crystal Bridge — Supervised Play: 9-11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 25, at the Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road. Supervised-bid play and learn with ACBL-accredited teacher and certified director Maddy Bloom. Earn master points in a friendly atmosphere. Games include mini-lesson, light refreshments and incentives for returning players. $10 per player. For information and reservations, contact Harriet at 480-481-7033 or


April 26

Women’s Discussion Group: The group meets at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. For more information call Jill Karuso at 480-947-0340.

Weekly Tuesday breakfast leads referral group: 7:15-8:30 a.m. at Papi Chulo’s Mexican Grill and Cantina, 5101 N. Scottsdale Rd. For more information or to register for the weekly Tuesday breakfast leads groups contact Matt Blum at or by calling 480-355-2711. Advanced registration is required and is limited to one person per industry.

Let’s Knit: 1:30-3:30 p.m. on April 26 at the Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road. Help others with projects and patterns. Can’t knit? Learn on sight. No reservations required. For information and reservations, contact Harriet at 480-483-7121 ext. 1213 or e-mail

Tuesday Breakfast Leads Referral Group: 7:15-8:30 a.m. on April 26 at Papi Chulo’s Mexican Grill and Cantina, 5101 N. Scottsdale Rd. For more information or to register contact Matt Blum at or by calling 480-355-2711. Advanced registration is required and is limited to one person per industry.

Yoga in the rainforest: 5:30-6:30 p.m. on April 26 at Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura. $20 per person. Practice yoga surrounded by thousands of butterflies in this hour-long class. To register call 480-800-3000 ext. 207.

Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Benson: 6:30-7:30 p.m. on April 26, at the Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. The Arizona Republic’s Editorial Cartoonist Steve Benson will share his experience as a Pulitzer Prize winner. Free.


April 27

Open Cards and Games: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Appaloosa Library, 7377 E. Silverstone Dr. Games include cards, chess, checkers, scrabble and Mahjong.

Paper Day!: Pick up the newest edition of the Scottsdale Independent every Wednesday. To find locations visit

SkySong Farmer’s Market: 3:30-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday through May 25 at SkySong, 1301 N. Scottsdale Rd., under the shade structure. 

Wednesday Breakfast Leads Referral Group: 7:30-8:30 a.m. on April 27 at Desert Rays Cafe, 14891 N. Northsight Blvd. For more information or to register contact Matt Blum at or by calling 480-355-2711. Advanced registration is required and is limited to one person per industry.

Arizona: Anomalies, Oddities and Tamales featuring Marshall Trimble: 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, 3830 N. Marshall Way in Scottsdale. Included with museum admission. Experience the bizarre, unusual and just plain weird in these stories of Arizona shared by the state’s official historian and professional raconteur Marshall Trimble. Find out who was the first native Arizona cowboy movie star (hint, it was a girl), the true heritage of the Lost Dutchman, and what did not happen at the OK Corral. The award-winning author uses his brilliant blend of humor and storytelling skills to weave together a fascinating collection of legends, strange tales, ghost towns and peculiar place names.

April 28

ESL Classes: 4-5 p.m. at Appaloosa Library, 7377 E. Silverstone Drive. Classes are every Thursday. Practice English with others in conversations and discussions facilitated by an experienced ESL instructor.

ArtWalk: 7-9 p.m. every Thursday, year-round in the Scottsdale Arts District. Visit many of the more than 100 art galleries in Downtown Scottsdale.

AM Connect at Sam’s Club: 7:30-9 a.m. on April 28, at Sam’s Club, 15255 N. Northsight Blvd. $20 for guests; free for members. There is an additional $5 fee for at-door registration. To register contact Kelly McCoy at 480-355-2712.

Free Financial Literary Seminars: 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at Chaparral Suites, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road. For guests who may be unsure and unaware as to how to prepare for retirement. Phoenix Chapter President of Society for Financial Awareness, Jerry Guttman, will be hosting the free seminar to educate and motivate. To RSVP call 480-951-5300.

Giddy Up and Go Rides: Every Thursday-Sunday Giddy Up and Go Rides offers a unique transportation by cart to your favorite destination in and around Old Town Scottsdale. Guided tours available. For more information contact Janet at 913-710-7135 or visit

Steven Graves: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Pranksters, 7919 E. Thomas Road #101 in Scottsdale. Free. For more information visit

Deb’s Dragons Fear Factor for Families: 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura in Scottsdale. $15 for adults; $10 for children. Guests will be scared, amazed and educated about tarantulas, snakes and more. To register call 480-800-3000 ext. 207. For more information visit

Pay It Forward Day: April 28. The goal of National Pay It Forward Day is to perform acts of kindness and inspire others to do so as well.

Red Ribbon Cutting at Fitwall Studios: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Fitwall Studios in Scottsdale, 18221 N. Pima Road #130. Free.

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