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Scottsdale briefs: Saturday festival celebrates Hispanic heritage

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Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 5:52 pm | Updated: 11:24 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Scottsdale celebrates its Hispanic heritage during the sixth annual Hispanic Heritage Celebración Comunitaria! event 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, 7380 E. Second St., city officials announced.

The free event will feature educational exhibits that include activities for children, art exhibits, live entertainment from various Hispanic countries and food vendors offering cuisine from several Hispanic cultures, officials said.

Proceeds from this event along with Scottsdale's 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner Celebration, to be held Jan. 12, will be used to fund youth scholarships.

For more information, call (480) 312-7772 or visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov/HR/diversity/events/HispanicHeritage.asp.

Plans to be shown for rail park building

Plans for a new display building at Scottsdale's McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park will be exhibited at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road, city officials announced.

The new building will display several railroad collections and offer exhibit space for model railroad clubs.

A brief presentation will be followed by comments and questions.

For information, call project manager Elaine Mercado, (480) 312-7985.

City candidates to meet in Tribune forums

Candidates in the Nov. 4 Scottsdale runoff election will answer questions from Tribune editors at a forum to be seen on City Cable Channel 11.

Mayoral candidates will debate live at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 2. The one-hour forum can be seen again at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 5 and 12.

The six City Council candidates, vying for three seats, will appear live at 11 a.m. Oct. 2; the one-hour forum can be seen again at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 5 and 12.

For information, call Dennis Grzelak, (480) 312-7948.

3 fall exhibitions open at museum party on Oct. 4

Three new fall exhibitions are the highlight of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art's opening party and awards ceremony, 7 p.m. Oct. 4, at the museum, 7374 E. Second St., city officials said.

"Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting," "Flip a Strip," and "Pedro Meyer's Heresies" will be the focus of the reception, officials said.

Festivities begin with an award presentation for the "Flip a Strip" architectural design competition, followed by casual gallery conversations with the architects and mingling in the galleries.

For more information, visit www.smoca.org.

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