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REMINDER CALENDAR - ARIZONA LONG TERM

Upcoming visual impairment related events in Arizona. Click here for shorter Pima County or Maricopa County editions. This listing is date oriented and all times are Mountain Standard Time. All entries are collected from public information and none of this is copyrighted in any way. JAWS users can navigate by headings or paragraphs. Press the letter H to move through the headings, or Shift H to step backwards through the headings.


THIS MONTH


3/26 Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 1:00

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today’s meeting will feature Suzi Gunn, Orientation and Mobility Instructor from AZ Independent Skills. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029.

3/26 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

3/26 Tuesday 12:00 noon

The FLAGSTAFF DISABILITY AWARENESS COMMISSION meetings are open to the public and held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 12:00 noon in the City Hall Council Chambers. The meetings are also streamed on the web. Contact: Denise Thompson at dthompson@flagstaffaz.gov or 928-213-2095.

3/26 Tuesday 3:30 p.m.

The 31st Annual Tempe Mayor's Disability Awards are at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 West Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe. These awards honor achievements of exceptional individuals with disabilities, employers who have demonstrated a strong commitment to employing people with disabilities, and others who have shown dedication for improving the quality of life for all Tempe residents. For more details contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704 or Michele_Stokes@Tempe.gov.

3/27 Wednesday 3:00 p.m.

The GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BLINDNESS & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT holds an open public meeting of the A T COMMITTEE, chaired by Bea Shapiro, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 at 1789 West Jefferson Street in Phoenix. Members of the public are always welcome to attend meetings by phone or in person. The agenda is at the above link or contact Lindsey Powers at LPowers@azdes.gov or 602-542-3780 for more details.

3/28 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

3/28 Thursday 2:00 p.m. Tucson

Described live matinee performance by the ARIZONA THEATER COMPANY at 330 S. Scott Avenue in Tucson occurs only once per show’s run. This show is AMERICAN MARIACHI by José Cruz González. Live large and dream larger as three young women from the same family buck tradition to form an all-female mariachi band. Set in the 1970s, this new play features a vibrant family ready to share lots of live mariachi music and is sure to light up the stage and connect to the whole of our community. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 520-622-2823.

3/29 Friday 8:00 a.m.

The 15th annual AMERICAN INDIAN DISABILITY SUMMIT is at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix.

3/30 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The SHARP Program of the Foundation for Blind Children holds a free two hour BULLYING PREVENTION WORKSHOP for parents. Learn what parents, children and the school can do about bullying. Become familiar with what resources are available to help parents with children with disabilities. Find out how to talk to children about bullying and the role of the bystander. RSVP well in advance with Ashley Cerna at 602-337-8264 or acerna@seeitourway.org.

APRIL 2019


4/01 Monday 6:30 p.m.

The Tempe COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meetings are usually held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. For details contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

4/02 Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 1:00

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today’s meeting will feature Marge Barnhart, author of STORIES OF THE VISUALLY CHALLENGED. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029.

4/02 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

4/03 Wednesday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix at 2:30 p.m. The group’s focus is all who are blind or otherwise visually impaired and who want to write for publication. Contact Robert Sollars at 480-251-5197 or robertsollars2@gmail.com for more information.

4/04 Thursday through 4/08 Monday

The 2019 HANDA U.S. OPEN BLIND GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP is at the Haven Golf Course in Green Valley, Arizona.

4/04 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

4/04 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

4/06 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

FBC’s SHARP program meets on Saturdays at The Foundation for Blind Children, 1234 East Northern Avenue in Phoenix. Today is Super Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. doing activities like art, science, and home economics. There is no cost. Sign up deadline is 3/30. For more details check the Facebook page at the above link or call them at 602-678-5817.

4/06 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX CHAPTER meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at Coco’s, 2026 North 7th Street in Phoenix. Call 815-501-1153 for more information.

4/06 Saturday 12:00 noon

The ARIZONA TALKING BOOK LIBRARY holds its annual VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON at the Orange Tree Golf Resort in Phoenix. Contact them at talkingbooks@azlibrary.gov, 602-255-5578, or 800-255-5578 for details.

4/06 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

NFB TUCSON chapter meets the first Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Tucson. Contact Amy Porterfield at aporterfield@saavi.us or 520-396-8707 or Barbara Macpherson at tucsonNFB@aol.com

4/09 Tuesday 7:00 a.m.

The Chandler MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES holds meetings usually on the second Tuesday of every month at Chandler Community Center on Commonwealth Avenue; sometimes at Yoli’s Cafe, 241 South Oregon Street, so call first! Call 480-782-2702 for more information.

4/09 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

4/09 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

4/10 Wednesday 12:00 noon

THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN at NAU holds a monthly meeting every second Wednesday of the month from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. at Northern Arizona University Union. Skype 928-523-0078 using meeting code 5667562. Contact them at 928-523-8686 or sch276@nau.edu.

4/10 Wednesday 12:00 noon

The Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council holds a meeting of its EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE via Zoom telephone conference call. To connect via Internet go to https://zoom.us/j/618916722 or use the call-in number of 669-900-6833 and meeting code 618 916 722. The agenda may be available here in PDF format or rtf format. Contact Sara Ann Joehnk at 602-262-2900 saraann@azsilc.org.

4/10 Wednesday 3:30 p.m.

The Sierra Vista COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES meets the second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1011 North Coronado Drive in Sierra Vista. Call 520-458-3315.

4/10 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise VETERANS, DISABILITY AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and will be on line at Surprise TV. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Michelle Boyer at michelle.boyer@surpriseaz.gov.

4/10 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Phoenix

Described live performance by the ARIZONA THEATER COMPANY at 222 East Monroe Street in Phoenix occur only twice this show’s run. This show is AMERICAN MARIACHI by José Cruz González. Live large and dream larger as three young women from the same family buck tradition to form an all-female mariachi band. Set in the 1970s, this new play features a vibrant family ready to share lots of live mariachi music and is sure to light up the stage and connect to the whole of our community. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 602-256-6995.

4/11 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

4/12 Friday 12:00 noon

COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR AND EXPO is presented by the Lions Clubs of Tucson at the Radisson hotel, 6555 East Speedway in Tucson. Guest speaker is Dr. Brian S. McKay, Professor of Ophthalmology and Vision Science at the U of A, who will be speaking on the current trials going on in Tucson to test treatment for age-related Macular Degeneration. There will also be vision, hearing, and diabetes screening, and much more. Sorry, no contact information is available.

4/13 Saturday 8:00 a.m.

The Eleventh Annual SOUTH TUCSON LIONS CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT is a 4-man scramble at El Rio Golf Course in Tucson. Contact Richard Gastellum at 520-262-7228 or Beth Knouse at bethknouse@yahoo.com.

4/13 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETINGS of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month at 9:00 a.m. Call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 85715# to join in.

4/14 Sunday 8:00 a.m.

STRIDE FOR SIGHT will be held this year at the OdySea Aquarium, 9500 East Vía de Ventura, in Scottsdale. Proceeds help fund programs at the Foundation for Blind Children. Contact FBC at 480-912-7878 or mailto:info@startlineracing.com.

4/14 Sunday 6:30 p.m. Tucson

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a described play by BROADWAY IN TUCSON at the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall in Tucson. It runs described for one show only. It is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter with musical hits including TRADITION, SUNRISE, SUNSET, IF I WERE A RICH MAN, MATCHMAKER MATCHMAKER and TO LIFE (L' CHAIM!). Based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. For details contact Broadway in Tucson at 520-903-2929 or info@broadwayintucson.com.

4/16 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

4/16 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

4/17 Wednesday 1:00 p.m.

TUCSON COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES (CODI) is scheduled to meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Ward 6 Office on First Street. Call first to the City Clerk's Office at 520-791-4213.

4/17 Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

GDUAZ, the GUIDE DOG USERS OF ARIZONA, monthly board meeting is open to the public by phone at 515-739-1030 using meeting code of 151 793 599.

4/18 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

4/18 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

4/18 Thursday 2:00 p.m. Phoenix

Described live performance by the ARIZONA THEATER COMPANY at 222 East Monroe Street in Phoenix occur only twice this show’s run. This show is AMERICAN MARIACHI by José Cruz González. Live large and dream larger as three young women from the same family buck tradition to form an all-female mariachi band. Set in the 1970s, this new play features a vibrant family ready to share lots of live mariachi music and is sure to light up the stage and connect to the whole of our community. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 602-256-6995.

4/20 Saturday 8:00 a.m.

The City of Peoria hosts an ADAPTIVE EASTER EGG HUNT from 8:00 a.m. until noon at the Peoria Sports Complex for participants of varying ages and abilities with special needs. The hunt at 11:00 includes beeping eggs for those with visual impairments. Contact Tesslyn.Wagner at Tesslyn.Wagner@peoriaaz.gov.

4/20 Saturday 12:30 p.m.

NFB EAST VALLEY chapter meets on the third Saturday of each month at the Pyle Center at 655 East Southern Avenue in Tempe from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00. Members usually gather for a bite to eat at a local restaurant afterwards. For more details contact Megan Homrighausen at 480-510-6196.

4/23 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

4/23 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

4/23 Tuesday 12:00 noon

The FLAGSTAFF DISABILITY AWARENESS COMMISSION meetings are open to the public and held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 12:00 noon in the City Hall Council Chambers. The meetings are also streamed on the web. Contact: Denise Thompson at dthompson@flagstaffaz.gov or 928-213-2095.

4/24 Wednesday 4:15 p.m.

The Phoenix MAYOR'S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES holds open public meetings on the third or the fourth Wednesday of every even month at the Phoenix Fire Department, 150 South 12th Street in Phoenix. For more details contact Peter Fischer at 602-534-9276.

4/25 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

4/25 Thursday 6:00 p.m.

The Delta Gamma Phoenix Alumnae Chapter holds it’s TABLES THAT BLOOM fundraiser from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale as a benefit for the Foundation for Blind Children. More information at the above link (largely not accessible to NVDA and JAWS) or write to TablesThatBloomPHX@gmail.com for details.

4/27 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

The 4th annual Mesa Thunderbird Lions Club Golf Tournament is at Red Mountain Ranch Country Club in Mesa; it benefits Lions Camp Tatiyee and the Arizona Lions Vision & Hearing Foundation. Contact Pat Hammons at 602-809-3212 or pbhtfg2@cox.net.

4/27 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets in person on the fourth Saturday of January, April, July, and October from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Thunderbird Banner Medical Center at 5555 West Thunderbird Road in Glendale. Contact them at 602-758-0057 or 720-299-8039.

4/30 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

4/30 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

MAY 2019


5/01 Wednesday DEADLINE

DEADLINE to apply for the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND’S BRIEF GRANT awarded in February. The BRIEF grant applications are accepted and disbursed three times per year. Applications are due by January 1, May 1, and September 1 for disbursements paid in February, June, and October. Go to acb.org/arizona/brief.html for details.

5/01 Wednesday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix at 2:30 p.m. The group’s focus is all who are blind or otherwise visually impaired and who want to write for publication. Contact Robert Sollars at 480-251-5197 or robertsollars2@gmail.com for more information.

5/02 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

5/02 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

5/03 Friday 8:30 a.m.

The ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND 2019 state convention and annual meeting will be held at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 3100 East Roosevelt Street in Phoenix. RSVP by 4/19 with Mary Allen at 602-921-4892 or mallen342@cox.net, and for more information contact Lindsey McHugh at lindseymchugh@gmail.com.

5/04 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX CHAPTER meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at Coco’s, 2026 North 7th Street in Phoenix. Call 815-501-1153 for more information.

5/04 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

NFB TUCSON chapter meets the first Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Tucson. Contact Amy Porterfield at aporterfield@saavi.us or 520-396-8707 or Barbara Macpherson at tucsonNFB@aol.com.

5/05 Sunday 6:30 p.m. Tucson

CATS is a described musical by BROADWAY IN TUCSON at the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall in Tucson. It runs described for one show only. With the original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. For details contact Broadway in Tucson at 520-903-2929 or info@broadwayintucson.com.

5/06 Monday 6:30 p.m.

The Tempe COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meetings are usually held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. For details contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

5/07 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

5/07 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

5/08 Wednesday 12:00 noon

THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN at NAU holds a monthly meeting every second Wednesday of the month from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. at Northern Arizona University Union. Skype 928-523-0078 using meeting code 5667562. Contact them at 928-523-8686 or sch276@nau.edu.

5/08 Wednesday 3:30 p.m.

The Sierra Vista COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES meets the second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1011 North Coronado Drive in Sierra Vista. Call 520-458-3315.

5/08 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise VETERANS, DISABILITY AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and will be on line at Surprise TV. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Michelle Boyer at michelle.boyer@surpriseaz.gov.

5/09 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

5/09 Thursday 2:00 p.m. Tucson

Described live matinee performance by the ARIZONA THEATER COMPANY at 330 S. Scott Avenue in Tucson occurs only once per show’s run. This show is THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE by Andrew Bovell makes its American premier. This deeply moving, highly theatrical and innovative portrayal of an American family is stunningly written and sure to bind all those who see it together. Can a parent love their children too much? Is it possible to not love them enough? These are questions that hover over THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE, a beautiful and painfully perceptive portrait of a family and the frictions that arise when grown-up children try to push beyond the confines of their loving parents’ expectations. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 520-622-2823.

5/09 Thursday 4:00 p.m.

ARIZONA SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND (ASDB) BOARD MEETING is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at the Berger Center at the ASDB Tucson campus. For more information contact Leticia Cruz at 520-770-3700.

5/11 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETINGS of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month at 9:00 a.m. Call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 85715# to join in.

5/12 Sunday

MOTHER’S DAY, another day you ignore at your own peril.

5/14 Tuesday 7:00 a.m.

The Chandler MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES holds meetings usually on the second Tuesday of every month at Chandler Community Center on Commonwealth Avenue; sometimes at Yoli’s Cafe, 241 South Oregon Street, so call first! Call 480-782-2702 for more information.

5/14 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

5/14 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

5/15 Wednesday 1:00 p.m.

TUCSON COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES (CODI) is scheduled to meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Ward 6 Office on First Street. Call first to the City Clerk's Office at 520-791-4213.

5/15 Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

GDUAZ, the GUIDE DOG USERS OF ARIZONA, monthly board meeting is open to the public by phone at 515-739-1030 using meeting code of 151 793 599.

5/16 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

5/16 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

5/16 Thursday 4:30 p.m.

Arizona COMMISSION FOR THE DEAF AND THE HARD OF HEARING (and deaf-blind) holds a free open public quarterly commissioner meeting at 100 North 15th Avenue in Phoenix. For details write to info@acdhh.az.gov or call 800-352-8161 Voice/TTY.

5/17 Friday and 5/18 Saturday

The 2019 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EYE CARE & VISION is in Philadelphia and has the theme of ADVANCING THE EYE HEALTH FOR FUTURE VISION Contact them at 888-843-8169 or ophthalmology@americanevent.org .

5/17 Friday 7:30 a.m.

The FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS very first golf fundraiser is the ARIZONA GOLF TOURNAMENT at Red Mountain Ranch Country Club in Mesa. Contact Mollie Thompson at 602-481-3243 or msmollie1832@gmail.com.

5/18 Saturday 12:30 p.m.

NFB EAST VALLEY chapter meets on the third Saturday of each month at the Pyle Center at 655 East Southern Avenue in Tempe from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00. Members usually gather for a bite to eat at a local restaurant afterwards. For more details contact Megan Homrighausen at 480-510-6196.

5/20 Monday 5:30 p.m.

The BISBEE COMMITTEE ON DISABILITY ISSUES meets quarterly at either the Cochise County building on Melody Lane or Bisbee City Hall on Tovreaville Road. Contact Dwayne Wallace at 520-432-6002 or dwallace@bisbeeaz.gov.

5/21 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

5/21 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

5/22 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Phoenix

Described live performance by the ARIZONA THEATER COMPANY at 222 East Monroe Street in Phoenix occur only twice this show’s run. This show is THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE by Andrew Bovell makes its American premier. This deeply moving, highly theatrical and innovative portrayal of an American family is stunningly written and sure to bind all those who see it together. Can a parent love their children too much? Is it possible to not love them enough? These are questions that hover over THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE, a beautiful and painfully perceptive portrait of a family and the frictions that arise when grown-up children try to push beyond the confines of their loving parents’ expectations. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 602-256-6995.

5/23 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

5/24 Friday through 5/26 Sunday

The 2019 USABA Goalball National Championships are hosted by Georgia Blind Sports in Atlanta Georgia.

5/25 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets by teleconference from 1:30 to 3:30 at 605-475-6777 using meeting code of 9378. Contact them at 602-758-0057 or 720-299-8039.

5/27 Monday

MEMORIAL DAY.

5/28 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

5/28 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

5/28 Tuesday 12:00 noon

The FLAGSTAFF DISABILITY AWARENESS COMMISSION meetings are open to the public and held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 12:00 noon in the City Hall Council Chambers. The meetings are also streamed on the web. Contact: Denise Thompson at dthompson@flagstaffaz.gov or 928-213-2095.

5/30 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

5/30 Thursday 2:00 p.m. Phoenix

Described live performance by the ARIZONA THEATER COMPANY at 222 East Monroe Street in Phoenix occur only twice this show’s run. This show is THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE by Andrew Bovell makes its American premier. This deeply moving, highly theatrical and innovative portrayal of an American family is stunningly written and sure to bind all those who see it together. Can a parent love their children too much? Is it possible to not love them enough? These are questions that hover over THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE, a beautiful and painfully perceptive portrait of a family and the frictions that arise when grown-up children try to push beyond the confines of their loving parents’ expectations. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 602-256-6995.

JUNE 2019


6/01 Tuesday

The 2019 PARTNERS IN PREPAREDNESS SUMMIT will be held at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix. This biennial preparedness summit involves communities, individuals, and organizations working on disaster readiness Contact Sara Ann Joehnk at saraann@azsilc.or at 602-262-2900 or via their web site.

6/01 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX CHAPTER meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at Coco’s, 2026 North 7th Street in Phoenix. Call 815-501-1153 for more information.

6/01 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

NFB TUCSON chapter meets the first Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Tucson. Contact Amy Porterfield at aporterfield@saavi.us or 520-396-8707 or Barbara Macpherson at tucsonNFB@aol.com.

6/02 Sunday through 6/08 Saturday

CAMP ABILITIES TUCSON will again be held at the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind on 1200 West Speedway in Tucson. Contact campabilitiestucson@gmail.com.

6/03 Monday 6:30 p.m.

The Tempe COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meetings are usually held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. For details contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

6/04 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

6/04 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

6/05 Wednesday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix at 2:30 p.m. The group’s focus is all who are blind or otherwise visually impaired and who want to write for publication. Contact Robert Sollars at 480-251-5197 or robertsollars2@gmail.com for more information.

6/06 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

6/06 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

6/07 Friday and 6/08 Saturday

Free Lions vision screening at Arizona Mission of Mercy (AZMOM) North is at NAU in Flagstaff. Volunteer Arizona Lions are needed for Vision Screenings and reading glasses selection. Contact Donna Harris at 602-617-8051 or Liondonna.harris@gmail.com.

6/08 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETINGS of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month at 9:00 a.m. Call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 85715# to join in.

6/11 Tuesday 7:00 a.m.

The Chandler MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES holds meetings usually on the second Tuesday of every month at Chandler Community Center on Commonwealth Avenue; sometimes at Yoli’s Cafe, 241 South Oregon Street, so call first! Call 480-782-2702 for more information.

6/11 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

6/11 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

6/12 Wednesday 12:00 noon

THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN at NAU holds a monthly meeting every second Wednesday of the month from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. at Northern Arizona University Union. Skype 928-523-0078 using meeting code 5667562. Contact them at 928-523-8686 or sch276@nau.edu.

6/12 Wednesday 3:30 p.m.

The Sierra Vista COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES meets the second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1011 North Coronado Drive in Sierra Vista. Call 520-458-3315.

6/12 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise VETERANS, DISABILITY AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and will be on line at Surprise TV. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Michelle Boyer at michelle.boyer@surpriseaz.gov.

6/12 Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

GDUAZ, the GUIDE DOG USERS OF ARIZONA, monthly board meeting is open to the public by phone at 515-739-1030 using meeting code of 151 793 599.

6/12 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Tempe

The New Musical CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is at the ASU Gammage Auditorium in Tempe Arizona. Roald Dahl's amazing tale has songs from the original film alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more at this everlasting showstopper! Audio Description is available at this one performance only. Use the link above or call the box office at 480-965-3434.

6/13 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

6/15 Saturday 12:30 p.m.

NFB EAST VALLEY chapter meets on the third Saturday of each month at the Pyle Center at 655 East Southern Avenue in Tempe from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00. Members usually gather for a bite to eat at a local restaurant afterwards. For more details contact Megan Homrighausen at 480-510-6196.

6/16 Sunday through 6/19 Wednesday

The Great Plains ADA Center hosts their annual NATIONAL ADA SYMPOSIUM in Dallas Texas.

6/16 Sunday through 6/22 Saturday

The National Federation of the Blind ENGINEERING QUOTIENT program is a weeklong summer engineering program for blind and low-vision teens from around the United States. Participants spend each day engaged in activities designed to strengthen their knowledge of engineering as well as their problem solving abilities. In the evenings, participants explore the local community and participate in various recreational activities. Blind and low-vision teens who are ready to learn new things, meet new people, and have an adventure this summer are encouraged to apply. There are no fees for this program. Contact STEM@nfb.org.

6/18 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

6/18 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

6/19 Wednesday 1:00 p.m.

TUCSON COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES (CODI) is scheduled to meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Ward 6 Office on First Street. Call first to the City Clerk's Office at 520-791-4213.

6/20 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

6/20 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

6/22 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets by teleconference from 1:30 to 3:30 at 605-475-6777 using meeting code of 9378. Contact them at 602-758-0057 or 720-299-8039.

6/25 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

6/25 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

6/25 Tuesday 12:00 noon

The FLAGSTAFF DISABILITY AWARENESS COMMISSION meetings are open to the public and held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 12:00 noon in the City Hall Council Chambers. The meetings are also streamed on the web. Contact: Denise Thompson at dthompson@flagstaffaz.gov or 928-213-2095.

6/27 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

JULY 2019


7/01 Monday 6:30 p.m.

The Tempe COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meetings are usually held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. For details contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

7/02 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

7/02 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

7/03 Wednesday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix at 2:30 p.m. The group’s focus is all who are blind or otherwise visually impaired and who want to write for publication. Contact Robert Sollars at 480-251-5197 or robertsollars2@gmail.com for more information.

7/04 Thursday

INDEPENDENCE DAY.

7/04? Thursday 10:45 a.m.

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

7/06 Saturday through 7/11 Thursday

The AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND CONFERENCE AND CONVENTION will be held in Rochester, New York. To subscribe to the announcement list, send a blank email to acbconvention-subscribe@acblists.org. Contact Janet Dickelman at 651-428-5059 or janet.dickelman@gmail.com.

7/06 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX CHAPTER meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at Coco’s, 2026 North 7th Street in Phoenix. Call 815-501-1153 for more information.

7/06 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

NFB TUCSON chapter meets the first Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Tucson. Contact Amy Porterfield at aporterfield@saavi.us or 520-396-8707 or Barbara Macpherson at tucsonNFB@aol.com.

7/07 Sunday through 7/12 Friday

The 2019 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND NATIONAL CONVENTION will be held at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact the NFB at 410-659-9314 or nfb@nfb.org.

7/09 Tuesday 7:00 a.m.

The Chandler MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES holds meetings usually on the second Tuesday of every month at Chandler Community Center on Commonwealth Avenue; sometimes at Yoli’s Cafe, 241 South Oregon Street, so call first! Call 480-782-2702 for more information.

7/09 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

7/09 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

7/10 Wednesday 12:00 noon

THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN at NAU holds a monthly meeting every second Wednesday of the month from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. at Northern Arizona University Union. Skype 928-523-0078 using meeting code 5667562. Contact them at 928-523-8686 or sch276@nau.edu.

7/10 Wednesday 3:30 p.m.

The Sierra Vista COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES meets the second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1011 North Coronado Drive in Sierra Vista. Call 520-458-3315.

7/10 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise VETERANS, DISABILITY AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and will be on line at Surprise TV. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Michelle Boyer at michelle.boyer@surpriseaz.gov.

7/10 Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

GDUAZ, the GUIDE DOG USERS OF ARIZONA, monthly board meeting is open to the public by phone at 515-739-1030 using meeting code of 151 793 599.

7/11 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

7/11 Thursday 4:00 p.m.

ARIZONA SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND (ASDB) BOARD MEETING is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at the Sports Performing Arts Center at the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf in Phoenix. For more information contact Leticia Cruz at 520-770-3700.

7/13 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETINGS of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month at 9:00 a.m. Call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 85715# to join in.

7/14 Sunday through 7/16 Tuesday

The Arizona Technology Access Program of Northern Arizona University holds their 2019 Evidence for Success Disability Conference in Scottsdale. Contact Adi Schaeffer at Adi.Schaeffer@nau.edu or 602-728-9534.

7/16 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

7/16 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

7/17 Wednesday 1:00 p.m.

TUCSON COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES (CODI) is scheduled to meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Ward 6 Office on First Street. Call first to the City Clerk's Office at 520-791-4213.

7/18 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

7/18 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

7/20 Saturday 12:30 p.m.

NFB EAST VALLEY chapter meets on the third Saturday of each month at the Pyle Center at 655 East Southern Avenue in Tempe from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00. Members usually gather for a bite to eat at a local restaurant afterwards. For more details contact Megan Homrighausen at 480-510-6196.

7/23 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

7/23 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

7/23 Tuesday 12:00 noon

The FLAGSTAFF DISABILITY AWARENESS COMMISSION meetings are open to the public and held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 12:00 noon in the City Hall Council Chambers. The meetings are also streamed on the web. Contact: Denise Thompson at dthompson@flagstaffaz.gov or 928-213-2095.

7/25 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

7/27 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets in person on the fourth Saturday of January, April, July, and October from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Thunderbird Banner Medical Center at 5555 West Thunderbird Road in Glendale. Contact them at 602-758-0057 or 720-299-8039.

7/30 Tuesday through 8/04 Sunday

The 2019 NATIONAL BEEP BASEBALL WORLD SERIES will be in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center. Contact them at 2019@nbba.org.

7/30 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

7/30 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

AUGUST 2019


8/01 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

8/01 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

8/03 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX CHAPTER meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at Coco’s, 2026 North 7th Street in Phoenix. Call 815-501-1153 for more information.

8/03 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

NFB TUCSON chapter meets the first Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Tucson. Contact Amy Porterfield at aporterfield@saavi.us or 520-396-8707 or Barbara Macpherson at tucsonNFB@aol.com.

8/05 Monday 6:30 p.m.

The Tempe COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meetings are usually held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. For details contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

8/06 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

8/06 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

8/07 Wednesday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix at 2:30 p.m. The group’s focus is all who are blind or otherwise visually impaired and who want to write for publication. Contact Robert Sollars at 480-251-5197 or robertsollars2@gmail.com for more information.

8/07 Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

GDUAZ, the Guide Dog Users of Arizona, monthly board meeting is open to the public by phone at 515-739-1030 using meeting code of 151 793 599.

8/08 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

8/13 Tuesday 7:00 a.m.

The Chandler MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES holds meetings usually on the second Tuesday of every month at Chandler Community Center on Commonwealth Avenue; sometimes at Yoli’s Cafe, 241 South Oregon Street, so call first! Call 480-782-2702 for more information.

8/13 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

8/13 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

8/14 Wednesday 3:30 p.m.

The Sierra Vista COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES meets the second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1011 North Coronado Drive in Sierra Vista. Call 520-458-3315.

8/14 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise VETERANS, DISABILITY AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and will be on line at Surprise TV. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Michelle Boyer at michelle.boyer@surpriseaz.gov.

8/15 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

8/15 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

8/17 Saturday 12:30 p.m.

NFB EAST VALLEY chapter meets on the third Saturday of each month at the Pyle Center at 655 East Southern Avenue in Tempe from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00. Members usually gather for a bite to eat at a local restaurant afterwards. For more details contact Megan Homrighausen at 480-510-6196.

8/20 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

8/20 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

8/21 Wednesday 12:00 noon

Northern Arizona University’s COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN holds meetings at the University Union every third Wednesday of the month from noon until 1:30. Call Skype number 928-523-0078 using meeting code 5667562. Contact them at 928-523-8686 or sch276@nau.edu.

8/21 Wednesday 1:00 p.m.

TUCSON COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES (CODI) is scheduled to meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Ward 6 Office on First Street. Call first to the City Clerk's Office at 520-791-4213.

8/22 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

8/22 Thursday 4:30 p.m.

Arizona COMMISSION FOR THE DEAF AND THE HARD OF HEARING (and deaf-blind) holds a free open public quarterly commissioner meeting in Phoenix. For details write to info@acdhh.az.gov or call 800-352-8161 Voice/TTY.

8/24 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets by teleconference from 1:30 to 3:30 at 605-475-6777 using meeting code of 9378. Contact them at 602-758-0057 or 720-299-8039.

8/26 Monday 5:30 p.m.

The BISBEE COMMITTEE ON DISABILITY ISSUES meets quarterly at either the Cochise County building on Melody Lane or Bisbee City Hall on Tovreaville Road. Contact Dwayne Wallace at 520-432-6002 or dwallace@bisbeeaz.gov.

8/27 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

8/27 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

8/27 Tuesday 12:00 noon

The FLAGSTAFF DISABILITY AWARENESS COMMISSION meetings are open to the public and held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 12:00 noon in the City Hall Council Chambers. The meetings are also streamed on the web. Contact: Denise Thompson at dthompson@flagstaffaz.gov or 928-213-2095.

8/29 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

SEPTEMBER 2019


9/01 Sunday DEADLINE

DEADLINE to apply for the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND’S BRIEF GRANT awarded in February. The BRIEF grant applications are accepted and disbursed three times per year. Applications are due by January 1, May 1, and September 1 for disbursements paid in February, June, and October. Go to acb.org/arizona/brief.html for details.

9/02 Monday

LABOR DAY.

9/02 Monday 6:30 p.m.

The Tempe COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meetings are usually held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. For details contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

9/03 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

9/03 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

9/04 Wednesday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix at 2:30 p.m. The group’s focus is all who are blind or otherwise visually impaired and who want to write for publication. Contact Robert Sollars at 480-251-5197 or robertsollars2@gmail.com for more information.

9/04 Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

GDUAZ, the GUIDE DOG USERS OF ARIZONA, monthly board meeting is open to the public by phone at 515-739-1030 using meeting code of 151 793 599.

9/05 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

9/05 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

9/07 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX CHAPTER meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at Coco’s, 2026 North 7th Street in Phoenix. Call 815-501-1153 for more information.

9/07 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

NFB TUCSON chapter meets the first Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Tucson. Contact Amy Porterfield at aporterfield@saavi.us or 520-396-8707 or Barbara Macpherson at tucsonNFB@aol.com.

9/10 Tuesday 7:00 a.m.

The Chandler MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES holds meetings usually on the second Tuesday of every month at Chandler Community Center on Commonwealth Avenue; sometimes at Yoli’s Cafe, 241 South Oregon Street, so call first! Call 480-782-2702 for more information.

9/10 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

9/10 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

9/11 Wednesday 3:30 p.m.

The Sierra Vista COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES meets the second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1011 North Coronado Drive in Sierra Vista. Call 520-458-3315.

9/11 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise VETERANS, DISABILITY AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and will be on\ line at Surprise TV. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Michelle Boyer at michelle.boyer@surpriseaz.gov.

9/12 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

9/12 Thursday 4:00 p.m.

ARIZONA SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND (ASDB) BOARD MEETING is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at the Berger Center at the ASDB Tucson campus. For more information contact Leticia Cruz at 520-770-3700.

9/14 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETINGS of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month at 9:00 a.m. Call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 85715# to join in.

9/17 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

9/17 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

9/18 Wednesday 12:00 noon

Northern Arizona University’s COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN holds meetings at the University Union every third Wednesday of the month from noon until 1:30. Call Skype number 928-523-0078 using meeting code 5667562. Contact them at 928-523-8686 or sch276@nau.edu.

9/18 Wednesday 1:00 p.m.

TUCSON COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES (CODI) is scheduled to meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Ward 6 Office on First Street. Call first to the City Clerk's Office at 520-791-4213.

9/19 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

9/19 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

9/21 Saturday 12:30 p.m.

NFB EAST VALLEY chapter meets on the third Saturday of each month at the Pyle Center at 655 East Southern Avenue in Tempe from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00. Members usually gather for a bite to eat at a local restaurant afterwards. For more details contact Megan Homrighausen at 480-510-6196.

9/24 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

9/24 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

9/24 Tuesday 12:00 noon

The FLAGSTAFF DISABILITY AWARENESS COMMISSION meetings are open to the public and held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 12:00 noon in the City Hall Council Chambers. The meetings are also streamed on the web. Contact: Denise Thompson at dthompson@flagstaffaz.gov or 928-213-2095.

9/26 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

9/28 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets by teleconference from 1:30 to 3:30 at 605-475-6777 using meeting code of 9378. Contact them at 602-758-0057 or 720-299-8039.

OCTOBER 2019


10/01 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

10/01 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

10/02 Wednesday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix at 2:30 p.m. The group’s focus is all who are blind or otherwise visually impaired and who want to write for publication. Contact Robert Sollars at 480-251-5197 or robertsollars2@gmail.com for more information.

10/02 Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

GDUAZ, the GUIDE DOG USERS OF ARIZONA, monthly board meeting is open to the public by phone at 515-739-1030 using meeting code of 151 793 599.

10/03 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

10/03 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

10/05 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX CHAPTER meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at Coco’s, 2026 North 7th Street in Phoenix. Call 815-501-1153 for more information.

10/05 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

NFB TUCSON chapter meets the first Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Tucson. Contact Amy Porterfield at aporterfield@saavi.us or 520-396-8707 or Barbara Macpherson at tucsonNFB@aol.com.

10/07 Monday 6:30 p.m.

The Tempe COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meetings are usually held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. For details contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

10/08 Tuesday 7:00 a.m.

The Chandler MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES holds meetings usually on the second Tuesday of every month at Chandler Community Center on Commonwealth Avenue; sometimes at Yoli’s Cafe, 241 South Oregon Street, so call first! Call 480-782-2702 for more information.

10/08 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

10/08 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

10/09 Wednesday 3:30 p.m.

The Sierra Vista COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES meets the second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1011 North Coronado Drive in Sierra Vista. Call 520-458-3315.

10/09 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise VETERANS, DISABILITY AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and will be on line at Surprise TV. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Michelle Boyer at michelle.boyer@surpriseaz.gov.

10/10 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

10/12 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETINGS of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month at 9:00 a.m. Call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 85715# to join in.

10/14 Monday

COLUMBUS DAY.

10/15 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

10/15 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

10/16 Wednesday 12:00 noon

Northern Arizona University’s COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN holds meetings at the University Union every third Wednesday of the month from noon until 1:30. Call Skype number 928-523-0078 using meeting code 5667562. Contact them at 928-523-8686 or sch276@nau.edu.

10/16 Wednesday 1:00 p.m.

TUCSON COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES (CODI) is scheduled to meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Ward 6 Office on First Street. Call first to the City Clerk's Office at 520-791-4213.

10/17 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

10/17 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

10/19 Saturday 12:30 p.m.

NFB EAST VALLEY chapter meets on the third Saturday of each month at the Pyle Center at 655 East Southern Avenue in Tempe from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00. Members usually gather for a bite to eat at a local restaurant afterwards. For more details contact Megan Homrighausen at 480-510-6196.

10/22 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

10/22 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

10/22 Tuesday 12:00 noon

The FLAGSTAFF DISABILITY AWARENESS COMMISSION meetings are open to the public and held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 12:00 noon in the City Hall Council Chambers. The meetings are also streamed on the web. Contact: Denise Thompson at dthompson@flagstaffaz.gov or 928-213-2095.

10/24 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

10/26 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets in person on the fourth Saturday of January, April, July, and October from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Thunderbird Banner Medical Center at 5555 West Thunderbird Road in Glendale. Contact them at 602-758-0057 or 720-299-8039.

10/27 Sunday 6:30 p.m. Tucson

HELLO, DOLLY! is a fully described musical by BROADWAY IN TUCSON at the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall in Tucson. It runs described for one show only. HELLO, DOLLY is now touring America, paying tribute to the original work of legendary director-choreographer Gower Champion. For details contact Broadway in Tucson at 520-903-2929 or info@broadwayintucson.com.

10/29 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

10/29 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

10/31 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

NOVEMBER 2019


11/02 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX CHAPTER meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at Coco’s, 2026 North 7th Street in Phoenix. Call 815-501-1153 for more information.

11/02 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

NFB TUCSON chapter meets the first Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Tucson. Contact Amy Porterfield at aporterfield@saavi.us or 520-396-8707 or Barbara Macpherson at tucsonNFB@aol.com.

11/03 Sunday 2:00 a.m.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ends at 2:00 a.m.

11/04 Monday 6:30 p.m.

The Tempe COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meetings are usually held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. For details contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

11/05 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

11/05 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

11/06 Wednesday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix at 2:30 p.m. The group’s focus is all who are blind or otherwise visually impaired and who want to write for publication. Contact Robert Sollars at 480-251-5197 or robertsollars2@gmail.com for more information.

11/07 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

11/07 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

11/07 Thursday 4:00 p.m.

ARIZONA SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND (ASDB) BOARD MEETING is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at the Sports Performing Arts Center at the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf in Phoenix. For more information contact Leticia Cruz at 520-770-3700.

11/09 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETINGS of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month at 9:00 a.m. Call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 85715# to join in.

11/11 Monday

VETERANS' DAY.

11/12 Tuesday 7:00 a.m.

The Chandler MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES holds meetings usually on the second Tuesday of every month at Chandler Community Center on Commonwealth Avenue; sometimes at Yoli’s Cafe, 241 South Oregon Street, so call first! Call 480-782-2702 for more information.

11/12 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

11/12 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

11/13 Wednesday 3:30 p.m.

The Sierra Vista COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES meets the second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1011 North Coronado Drive in Sierra Vista. Call 520-458-3315.

11/13 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise VETERANS, DISABILITY AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and will be on line at Surprise TV. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Michelle Boyer at michelle.boyer@surpriseaz.gov.

11/14 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

11/15 Friday and 11/16 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The 23rd annual VRATE, the VISION REHABILITATION AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY EXPO, will be at the Glendale Civic Center, 5750 West Glen Drive in Glendale. Learn about assistive technology, hear from professionals on topics such as new research in the field of vision, employment, and much more. There is no charge to attend. Featured speakers include Mike Armstrong of the Blind Tiger Martial Arts Academy, Sean Callagy of Callagy Law, and certified Vision Rehabilitation Specialist Bill Boules, source of The Field of Vision podcast. Volunteers are very much needed at the registration table, as guides and so on, and lunch will be provided. Contact Mike Abell, VRATE Volunteer coordinator at bigdog4744@gmail.com or 602 253-4084.

11/16 Saturday 12:30 p.m.

NFB EAST VALLEY chapter meets on the third Saturday of each month at the Pyle Center at 655 East Southern Avenue in Tempe from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00. Members usually gather for a bite to eat at a local restaurant afterwards. For more details contact Megan Homrighausen at 480-510-6196.

11/19 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

11/19 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

11/20 Wednesday 12:00 noon

Northern Arizona University’s COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN holds meetings at the University Union every third Wednesday of the month from noon until 1:30. Call Skype number 928-523-0078 using meeting code 5667562. Contact them at 928-523-8686 or sch276@nau.edu.

11/20 Wednesday 1:00 p.m.

TUCSON COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES (CODI) is scheduled to meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Ward 6 Office on First Street. Call first to the City Clerk's Office at 520-791-4213.

11/21 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

11/21 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

11/21 Thursday 4:30 p.m.

Arizona COMMISSION FOR THE DEAF AND THE HARD OF HEARING (and deaf-blind) holds a free open public quarterly commissioner meeting at 100 North 15th Avenue in Phoenix. For details write to info@acdhh.az.gov or call 800-352-8161 Voice/TTY.

11/23 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets by teleconference from 1:30 to 3:30 at 605-475-6777 using meeting code of 9378. Contact them at 602-758-0057 or 720-299-8039.

11/24 Sunday 6:30 p.m. Tucson

ANASTASIA is a described play by BROADWAY IN TUCSON at the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall in Tucson. It runs described for one show only. From the Tony-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. For details contact Broadway in Tucson at 520-903-2929 or info@broadwayintucson.com.

11/25 Monday 5:30 p.m.

The BISBEE COMMITTEE ON DISABILITY ISSUES meets quarterly at either the Cochise County building on Melody Lane or Bisbee City Hall on Tovreaville Road. Contact Dwayne Wallace at 520-432-6002 or dwallace@bisbeeaz.gov.

11/26 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

11/26 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

11/26 Tuesday 12:00 noon

The FLAGSTAFF DISABILITY AWARENESS COMMISSION meetings are open to the public and held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 12:00 noon in the City Hall Council Chambers. The meetings are also streamed on the web. Contact: Denise Thompson at dthompson@flagstaffaz.gov or 928-213-2095.

11/28 Thursday

THANKSGIVING DAY.

11/28 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

DECEMBER 2019


12/02 Monday 6:30 p.m.

The Tempe COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meetings are usually held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. For details contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

12/03 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

12/03 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

12/04 Wednesday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix at 2:30 p.m. The group’s focus is all who are blind or otherwise visually impaired and who want to write for publication. Contact Robert Sollars at 480-251-5197 or robertsollars2@gmail.com for more information.

12/05 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

12/05 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

12/07 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX CHAPTER meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at Coco’s, 2026 North 7th Street in Phoenix. Call 815-501-1153 for more information.

12/07 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

NFB TUCSON chapter meets the first Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Tucson. Contact Amy Porterfield at aporterfield@saavi.us or 520-396-8707 or Barbara Macpherson at tucsonNFB@aol.com.

12/10 Tuesday 7:00 a.m.

The Chandler MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES holds meetings usually on the second Tuesday of every month at Chandler Community Center on Commonwealth Avenue; sometimes at Yoli’s Cafe, 241 South Oregon Street, so call first! Call 480-782-2702 for more information.

12/10 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

12/10 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

12/11 Wednesday 3:30 p.m.

The Sierra Vista COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES meets the second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1011 North Coronado Drive in Sierra Vista. Call 520-458-3315.

12/11 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise VETERANS, DISABILITY AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and will be on line at Surprise TV. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Michelle Boyer at michelle.boyer@surpriseaz.gov.

12/12 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

12/14 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETINGS of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month at 9:00 a.m. Call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 85715# to join in.

12/17 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

12/17 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

12/18 Wednesday 12:00 noon

Northern Arizona University’s COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN holds meetings at the University Union every third Wednesday of the month from noon until 1:30. Call Skype number 928-523-0078 using meeting code 5667562. Contact them at 928-523-8686 or sch276@nau.edu.

12/18 Wednesday 1:00 p.m.

TUCSON COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES (CODI) is scheduled to meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Ward 6 Office on First Street. Call first to the City Clerk's Office at 520-791-4213.

12/19 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

12/19 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

12/21 Saturday 12:30 p.m.

NFB EAST VALLEY chapter meets on the third Saturday of each month at the Pyle Center at 655 East Southern Avenue in Tempe from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00. Members usually gather for a bite to eat at a local restaurant afterwards. For more details contact Megan Homrighausen at 480-510-6196.

12/24 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND does not meet today. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

12/24 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

12/24? Tuesday 12:00 noon

The FLAGSTAFF DISABILITY AWARENESS COMMISSION meetings are open to the public and held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 12:00 noon in the City Hall Council Chambers. The meetings are also streamed on the web. Contact: Denise Thompson at dthompson@flagstaffaz.gov or 928-213-2095.

12/25 Wednesday

CHRISTMAS DAY.

12/26 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

12/28 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets by teleconference from 1:30 to 3:30 at 605-475-6777 using meeting code of 9378. Contact them at 602-758-0057 or 720-299-8039.

12/31 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND does not meet today. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

12/31 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

NEXT YEAR 2020


1/19/20 Sunday 6:30 p.m. Tucson

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is a fully described play by BROADWAY IN TUCSON at the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall in Tucson. It runs described for one show only. What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get this classic murder mystery chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania. Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous, with an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything, including their lines. For details contact Broadway in Tucson at 520-903-2929 or info@broadwayintucson.com.

2/16/20 Sunday 6:30 p.m. Tucson

THE BOOK OF MORMON is a nine-time Tony-winning fully described musical by BROADWAY IN TUCSON at the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall in Tucson. It runs described for one show only. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. For details contact Broadway in Tucson at 520-903-2929 or info@broadwayintucson.com.

3/29/20 Sunday 6:30 p.m. Tucson

A BRONX TALE is a fully described play by BROADWAY IN TUCSON at the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall in Tucson. It runs described for one show only. Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Alan Menken, A BRONX TALE is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family. For details contact Broadway in Tucson at 520-903-2929 or info@broadwayintucson.com.

6/07/20 Sunday 6:30 p.m. Tucson

COME FROM AWAY is a fully described musical by BROADWAY IN TUCSON at the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall in Tucson. It runs described for one show only and takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. For details contact Broadway in Tucson at 520-903-2929 or info@broadwayintucson.com

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