Upcoming events and activities in down town Scottsdale:
Scottsdale’s third annual Fit City 5K fit ness run takes place 8:30-noon Jan. 22 on the Civic Center Mall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. The event offers programs, events and activities for all ages. Call 480-312-0069.
Singing Cowboy Gary Sprague atop his trusty steed Dusty serenades visitors to Downtown with Western classics and local folklore from 1 to 4 p.m. each Saturday. Gary rides throughout the Old Town area, con cluding his performance at the Rusty Spur Saloon, 7245 E. Main St. Call the Downtown Office at 480-312-7750 for more informa tion.
Scottsdale’s Old Town Farmers Mar ket, located on the southwest corner of First Street and Brown Avenue, continues from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Call 623-848-1234 for more information or visit www.sotfm.com.
Free Cultural Trolley tours of Down town Scottsdale take place at 10:30 a.m., the second Saturday of every month. Regis tered tour attendees meet at the Old Adobe Mission located on the southeast corner of Brown Avenue and Second Street. Reser vations are required and can be made by calling 480-634-6850. LocalMotion tours are provided by Ultimate Art & Cultural Tours.
Scottsdale’s Downtown Trolley of fers a free ride to anywhere you want to go downtown: shopping, dining, entertainment or the arts district. The Downtown trolleys run daily, every 15 minutes from 11 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Thursdays until 9 p.m. for Art-Walk.
The Downtown trolleys connect with Scottsdale’s free Neighborhood Trolley, Tempe’s Orbit system, the Valley Metro bus system and even Light Rail. Visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov/trolley/downtown or by call 480-312-3111.
Experience the music and culture of Arizona’s original residents through Native Trails, a series of performances taking place through April 2 on the Scottsdale Civic Cen ter Mall.
The series of free festivals takes place most Thursdays and Saturdays from noon to 1:30 p.m., and includes memorable musi cal performances and traditional dances. For more information and a complete schedule, visit: www.ScottsdaleNativeTrails.com.
Take part in a Scottsdale tradition on Saturday, Feb. 12, when the Parada del Sol Parade unfolds along Scottsdale Road be tween Oak Street and Indian School Road. This “world’s largest horsedrawn parade” starts at 10 a.m. and features floats, horses, bands and tons of cowboy fun. More fun follows the parade in Old Town Scottsdale with the Trails End Celebration – dancing, entertainment and kids’ activities. Call the Jaycees at 480-990-3179 or visit: http://paradadelsol.us.
Scottsdale Senior Services hosts the first annual All Things Senior Expo and Tradeshow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
The free event features an extensive net work of exhibitors providing information about senior housing, healthcare, recre ation, city services and programs, accessi bility resources, technology and more. Live entertainment and a variety of health screen ings also will be available. Visit www.ScottsdaleAZ.Gov/Seniors/SeniorExpo or call 480-312-5811.
Stew Keene - Phoenix and Scottsdale Area Realtor