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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


9/19 Wednesday 12:00 noon

THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN at NAU holds a monthly meeting every third Wednesday of the month from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. at Northern Arizona University Union.

9/19 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.

9/20 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 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.

9/21 Friday 9:30 a.m.

The Foundation for Blind Children’s PARENT TO PARENT GROUP meets for Parent-Child Story Time and a talk by Ed Schommer, DDD. Contact Ashley Cerna at 602-337-8264 or acerna@seeitourway.org.

9/21 Friday 1:00 p.m.

ARIZONA STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL meets from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 at Ability 360 in Phoenix. For more information call 602-262-2900.

9/22 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

SHARP trip to THE WALTER HIVE . Be creative with different art mediums. It could be working with clay, woodworking, talking sticks, and LED lights. You will take your finished project with you. Sign up deadline is 9/15.

9/22 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets on the fourth Saturday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Thunderbird Banner Medical Center at 5555 West Thunderbird Road in Glendale. Contact them at 602-942-0181.

9/24 Monday and 9/25 Tuesday

The Pacific ADA Center presents their AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT UPDATE CONFERENCE 2018 at the Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel in Oakland, California. This conference has over 12 hours of credits available for Architects, ADA Coordinators, Rehabilitation Counselors and CASps. A session will also be held later the same week in Los Angeles. Contact them at 800-949-4232 or support@adapacific.org.

9/25 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.

9/25 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today’s guest is Betsy Bolding from the Tucson LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS with information on ballot initiatives. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

9/25 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.

9/26 Wednesday through 9/28 Friday

36th Annual Conference titled CLOSING THE GAP 2018 is designed to dig deeper into critical areas that have the power to transform your classroom, your school, your district, your practice. Reach students, infuse technology into learning, leverage literacy strategies in all content areas, and ensure all students are receiving an equitable, flexible education.

9/26 Wednesday 4:15 p.m.

The Phoenix MAYOR'S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES holds open public meetings on 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.

9/27 Thursday and 9/28 Friday

The Pacific ADA Center presents their AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT UPDATE CONFERENCE 2018 at the Los Angeles Renaissance Airport Hotel in California. This conference has over 12 hours of credits available for Architects, ADA Coordinators, Rehabilitation Counselors and CASps. Contact them at 800-949-4232 or support@adapacific.org.

9/27 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 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.

9/27 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 NATIVE GARDENS by Karen Zacarías, a new comedy that’s anything but neighborly. High-powered lawyer Pablo and his wife Tania, a doctoral candidate, are working toward the American Dream. They move into a well-to-do, mostly white neighborhood in our nation’s capital. A delicate disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out, laugh-out-loud comic border dispute, exploring what is an otherwise hot-button issue through a refreshing comedic lens. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 520-622-2823.

9/28 Friday 9:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND pool party and BBQ at John McCann’s house. TSB will provide hot dogs and hamburgers cooked on the grill. Please bring a side dish to share with others. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

9/28 Friday 9:30 a.m.

The Foundation for Blind Children’s PARENT TO PARENT GROUP meets with a talk by Dr. Acierno, Ophthalmologist. Contact Ashley Cerna at 602-337-8264 or acerna@seeitourway.org.

9/28 Friday 5:50 p.m.

The 2018 WHINE & CHEESE fundraiser from the Arizona Friends of Talking Books will be at the University Club of Phoenix from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Spend a beautiful evening in the garden sipping wine, listening to live music, munching on delicious hors d'oeuvres, and shopping the exciting silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Arizona Talking Book Library.

9/29 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

SHARP’s overnight DEAD HORSE RANCH CAMPING TRIP for students 5th grade & up is camping at Dead Horse Ranch State Park near Cottonwood, staying in tents, and doing all sorts of fun activities like hiking and possible kayaking. Sign up deadline is 9/22.

OCTOBER


10/01 Monday and 10/02 Tuesday

The 2018 FALL ADA COORDINATOR CONFERENCE will be held at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown. CE credits are available.

10/01 Monday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Monday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix from 4:00 p.m. until about 6:00. 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 rdsollars@aol.com for more information.

10/01 Monday 6:30 p.m.

TEMPE MAYOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. Teleconference attendance may be available. Contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

10/02 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.

10/02 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

10/04 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 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.

10/04 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

THE ARIZONA DISABILITY COALITION holds an open public meeting on the first Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to noon at ABILITY360 on Washington Street in Phoenix. You can also attend by teleconference by calling 602-443-9061. For details call them at 602-262-2900.

10/05 Friday through 10/06 Saturday

The 2018 OUTSIDE THE BOX ANNUAL CONFERENCE in Wilmington Delaware is a weekend filled with new perspectives and ideas. Join local and national presenters alongside parents and school professionals of children who are Deaf-Blind, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Blind and Visually Impaired, and who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. For more information contact Karen Robinson at karen.robinson@christina.k12.de.us, call 302-454-2305, or download the PDF flyer.

10/06 Saturday

NATIONAL BLIND SPORTS DAY.

10/06 Saturday 8:30 a.m.

The Macular Degeneration Association Workshop presenting the latest research on Macular Degeneration is at the Reid Park Doubletree Hotel in Tucson from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Free talks given by experts in their fields will cover age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, genetics and macular degeneration, including the latest research.. Breakfast will be provided. Contact Donna Auger at 855-962-2852 or donna@maculardegenerationassociation.org.

10/06 Saturday 11:00 a.m.

Guide Dog Users of Arizona (GDUAZ) Fall Membership Meeting will be at the Claim Jumper, 1530 W Baseline Road in Tempe from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

10/06 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

NFB TUCSON chapter is scheduled to meet the first Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Tucson. Contact Amy Porterfield at aporterfield@saavi.us or 520-396-8707.

10/06 Saturday 5:00 p.m.

Arizona Disabled Sports’ main annual fundraiser is the ABILITY BALL at the Phoenix Marriott in Mesa. Enjoy dinner and music along with silent and live auctions as they celebrate the year's athletic accomplishments.

10/06 Saturday 8:00 p.m.

SUN SOUNDS broadcasts the descriptive audio of a classic movie on the first Saturday of every month at 8:00 p.m. For more information contact Sun Sounds at Info@sunsounds.org, or call the Tempe office at 480-774-8300, Tucson at 520-296-2400, or Flag at 928-779-1775.

10/06 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.

10/09 Tuesday 11:59 p.m.

Deadline to register if you want to vote in the elections on November 06. Get correct and up-to-date registration detail from the list of county recorders at arizonarecorders.html. You can check your registration status by going to voter.azsos.gov/VoterView/RegistrantSearch.do.

10/09 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.

10/09 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.

10/09 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

10/10 Wednesday

The Chandler Mayor’s COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES holds their 27th Annual Disability Awareness Awards to recognize those whose work exemplifies the national effort to increase public awareness of the contributions and skills of workers with disabilities, including professionals that work each day in the disabilities field and students excelling with disabilities. Contact Collette Prather at 480-782-2709 or therapeutic.recreation@chandleraz.gov.

10/10 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 the Oscar Yrun Community Center. Contact Trina Smolen at 520-417-2629.

10/10 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise’s DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMISSION meets usually on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Surprise City Hall. The Commission focuses on community-wide advocacy to address the needs of people with disabilities while increasing public awareness. Public attendance is encouraged. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Lorraine Nevarez at Lorraine.Nevarez@surpriseaz.gov.

10/11 Thursday 8:30 a.m.

POSITIVE AGING WOMEN’S CONFERENCE is at Saint Paul’s Methodist Church, 8051 East Broadway in Tucson. The program includes breakfast and lunch plus a choice of fun workshops. Call Christina at TMC SERVICES FOR SENIORS at 520-324-1960.

10/11 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 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.

10/13 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETINGS of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until about 11:00. Please call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 29222 to join the meeting.

10/13 Saturday 6:00 p.m.

Support the FOUNDATION FOR BLIND CHILDREN at their major annual fundraising event named NIGHT FOR SIGHT from 6:00 p.m. at Dominick’s Steakhouse in Scottsdale. Tickets are $750 each; contact them at 800-322-4870.

10/16 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.

10/16 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

10/17 Wednesday 12:00 noon

THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN at NAU holds a monthly meeting every third Wednesday of the month from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. at Northern Arizona University Union.

10/17 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.

10/17 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 NATIVE GARDENS by Karen Zacarías, a new comedy that’s anything but neighborly. High-powered lawyer Pablo and his wife Tania, a doctoral candidate, are working toward the American Dream. They move into a well-to-do, mostly white neighborhood in our nation’s capital. A delicate disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out, laugh-out-loud comic border dispute, exploring what is an otherwise hot-button issue through a refreshing comedic lens. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 602-256-6995.

10/18 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 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.

10/18 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 NATIVE GARDENS by Karen Zacarías, a new comedy that’s anything but neighborly. High-powered lawyer Pablo and his wife Tania, a doctoral candidate, are working toward the American Dream. They move into a well-to-do, mostly white neighborhood in our nation’s capital. A delicate disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out, laugh-out-loud comic border dispute, exploring what is an otherwise hot-button issue through a refreshing comedic lens. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 602-256-6995.

10/19 Friday 9:00 a.m.

2018 White Cane Day at the Phoenix VA Medical Center recognizes their tenth anniversary of the Advanced Low Vision Clinic from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A LUNCH IN THE DARK will be served midday to increase awareness of the different visual impairments and challenges that impact our Veterans and others, and also the Blinded Veterans Association will continue their campus march again this year to raise White Cane Awareness earlier in the same morning. The information fair will take place in the ACC Basement Conference Rooms and the White Cane Awareness March will start at the ACC Lobby.

10/20 Saturday 11:00 a.m.

THE SOUTHERN ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND meets at SAAVI on Grant Road in Tucson on the third Saturday of every even month from 11:00 a.m. to about 1:00. To attend by teleconference call, call 520-468-0000 using meeting code of 290222pound. Every odd month there is a teleconference-only meeting with the same numbers.

10/20 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.

10/23 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.

10/23 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

10/23 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.

10/24 Wednesday 4:15 p.m.

The Phoenix MAYOR'S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES holds open public meetings on 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.

10/25 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 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 Friday

Last day to request a mail-in ballot to vote in the elections on November 06. If you want a Braille mail-in ballot they will actually make you one. Get correct and up-to-date registration detail from the list of county recorders at arizonarecorders.html. You can check your registration status by going to voter.azsos.gov/VoterView/RegistrantSearch.do.

10/27 Saturday to 10/30 Tuesday

The AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY 2018 ANNUAL MEETING is in Chicago, Illinois. Contact them at 415-447-0320 or meetings@aao.org.

10/27 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets on the fourth Saturday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Thunderbird Banner Medical Center at 5555 West Thunderbird Road in Glendale. Contact them at 602-942-0181.

10/30 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.

10/30 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

10/31 Wednesday

HALLOWEEN.

10/31 Wednesday

DEADLINE to mail back mail-in ballots for the 2018 elections on 11/06.

NOVEMBER


11/01 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 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.

11/01 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

THE ARIZONA DISABILITY COALITION holds an open public meeting on the first Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to noon at ABILITY360 on Washington Street in Phoenix. You can also attend by teleconference by calling 602-443-9061. For details call them at 602-262-2900.

11/03 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

NFB TUCSON chapter is scheduled to meet the first Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Tucson. Contact Amy Porterfield at aporterfield@saavi.us or 520-396-8707.

11/03 Saturday 8:00 p.m.

SUN SOUNDS broadcasts the descriptive audio of a classic movie on the first Saturday of every month at 8:00 p.m. For more information contact Sun Sounds at Info@sunsounds.org, or call the Tempe office at 480-774-8300, Tucson at 520-296-2400, or Flag at 928-779-1775.

11/03 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.

11/04 Sunday 2:00 a.m.

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

11/05 Monday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Monday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix from 4:00 p.m. until about 6:00. 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 rdsollars@aol.com for more information.

11/05 Monday 6:30 p.m.

TEMPE MAYOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. Teleconference attendance may be available. Contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

11/06 Tuesday

Election Day.

11/06 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.

11/06 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

11/07 Wednesday

PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY.

11/08 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 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.

11/08 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 ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END by Margaret and Allison Engel, a loving tribute to the Ohio wife and mother turned longtime Arizona resident who made herself into a national superstar as a bestselling author and syndicated journalist, who was lauded for opening up the secret world of the mother and housewife. Discover the story behind America’s beloved humorist, who championed women’s lives with wit that sprang from the most unexpected place of all: the truth. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 520-622-2823.

11/08 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.

11/10 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETINGS of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until about 11:00. Please call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 29222 to join the board meeting.

11/11 Sunday

Veterans' Day.

11/13 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.

11/13 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.

11/13 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway for their ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

11/14 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 the Oscar Yrun Community Center. Contact Trina Smolen at 520-417-2629.

11/14 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise’s DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMISSION meets usually on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Surprise City Hall. The Commission focuses on community-wide advocacy to address the needs of people with disabilities while increasing public awareness. Public attendance is encouraged. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Lorraine Nevarez at Lorraine.Nevarez@surpriseaz.gov.

11/15 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 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.

11/16 Friday 9:00 a.m.

The 22nd 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.

11/17 Saturday 11:00 a.m.

THE SOUTHERN ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND meets by teleconference call on the third Saturday of every odd month from 11:00 a.m. to about 1:00. Call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 85715 to join in. Every even month there is a physical meeting that can also be attended by phone.

11/17 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.

11/20 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.

11/20 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

11/21 Wednesday 12:00 noon

THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN at NAU holds a monthly meeting every third Wednesday of the month from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. at Northern Arizona University Union.

11/21 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.

11/22 Thursday

THANKSGIVING DAY HOLIDAY.

11/22 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI DO NOT meet today at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

11/24 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets on the fourth Saturday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Thunderbird Banner Medical Center at 5555 West Thunderbird Road in Glendale. Contact them at 602-942-0181.

11/27 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.

11/27 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

11/27 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.

11/28 Wednesday 4:15 p.m.

The Phoenix MAYOR'S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES holds open public meetings on 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.

11/28 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 ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END by Margaret and Allison Engel, a loving tribute to the Ohio wife and mother turned longtime Arizona resident who made herself into a national superstar as a bestselling author and syndicated journalist, who was lauded for opening up the secret world of the mother and housewife. Discover the story behind America’s beloved humorist, who championed women’s lives with wit that sprang from the most unexpected place of all: the truth. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 602-256-6995.

11/29 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 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.

11/29 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 ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END by Margaret and Allison Engel, a loving tribute to the Ohio wife and mother turned longtime Arizona resident who made herself into a national superstar as a bestselling author and syndicated journalist, who was lauded for opening up the secret world of the mother and housewife. Discover the story behind America’s beloved humorist, who championed women’s lives with wit that sprang from the most unexpected place of all: the truth. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 602-256-6995.

DECEMBER 2018


12/01 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

NFB TUCSON chapter is scheduled to meet the first Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Tucson. Contact Amy Porterfield at aporterfield@saavi.us or 520-396-8707.

12/01 Saturday 8:00 p.m.

SUN SOUNDS broadcasts the descriptive audio of a classic movie on the first Saturday of every month at 8:00 p.m. For more information contact Sun Sounds at Info@sunsounds.org, or call the Tempe office at 480-774-8300, Tucson at 520-296-2400, or Flag at 928-779-1775.

12/01 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.

12/03 Monday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Monday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix from 4:00 p.m. until about 6:00. 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 rdsollars@aol.com for more information.

12/03 Monday 6:30 p.m.

TEMPE MAYOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. Teleconference attendance may be available. Contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

12/04 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.

12/04 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

12/06 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 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.

12/06 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

THE ARIZONA DISABILITY COALITION holds an open public meeting on the first Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to noon at ABILITY360 on Washington Street in Phoenix. You can also attend by teleconference by calling 602-443-9061. For details call them at 602-262-2900.

12/08 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETINGS of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until about 11:00. Please call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 29222 to join the board meeting.

12/11 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.

12/11 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.

12/11 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

12/12 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 the Oscar Yrun Community Center. Contact Trina Smolen at 520-417-2629.

12/12 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise’s DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMISSION meets usually on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Surprise City Hall. The Commission focuses on community-wide advocacy to address the needs of people with disabilities while increasing public awareness. Public attendance is encouraged. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Lorraine Nevarez at Lorraine.Nevarez@surpriseaz.gov.

12/13 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 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.

12/15 Saturday 11:00 a.m.

THE SOUTHERN ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND meets at SAAVI on Grant Road in Tucson on the third Saturday of every even month from 11:00 a.m. to about 1:00. To attend by teleconference call, call 520-468-0000 using meeting code of 290222pound. Every odd month there is a teleconference-only meeting with the same numbers.

12/15 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.

12/17 Monday 1:00 p.m.

Arizona State Independent Living Council FULL COUNCIL MEETING is held in-person at 3839 N. 3rd Street in Phoenix and via conference call. For more information go to the above link or contact Melissa Ann Santora at melissa@azsilc.org or 602-262-2900.

12/18 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.

12/18 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

12/19? Wednesday 12:00 noon

THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN at NAU holds a monthly meeting every third Wednesday of the month from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. at Northern Arizona University Union.

12/19 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.

12/20 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 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.

12/20 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 THE MUSIC MAN by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, the irresistible musical tribute to the power of make-believe marches onto the ATC stages with trumpets blaring! By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic, and touching, The Music Man is American musical theatre at its best. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 520-622-2823.

12/22 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets on the fourth Saturday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Thunderbird Banner Medical Center at 5555 West Thunderbird Road in Glendale. Contact them at 602-942-0181.

12/25 Tuesday

CHRISTMAS DAY.

12/26 Wednesday 4:15 p.m.?

The Phoenix MAYOR'S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES holds open public meetings on 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.

12/27 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 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.

JANUARY 2019


1/01 Tuesday

NEW YEAR'S DAY holiday.

1/03 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 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.

1/10 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 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.

1/16 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 THE MUSIC MAN by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, the irresistible musical tribute to the power of make-believe marches onto the ATC stages with trumpets blaring! By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic, and touching, The Music Man is American musical theatre at its best. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 602-256-6995.

1/17 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 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.

1/17 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 THE MUSIC MAN by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, the irresistible musical tribute to the power of make-believe marches onto the ATC stages with trumpets blaring! By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic, and touching, The Music Man is American musical theatre at its best. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 602-256-6995.

1/24 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 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.

1/31 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 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.

FEBRUARY 2019 AND LATER


2/07 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 TWO TRAINS RUNNING by August Wilson and it is about the crossroads of a revolution. There’s a new president in the White House. Racial tensions are on the rise. But no, it’s not 2018. It’s 1969 and the Civil Rights Movement is sending tremors through Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Two Trains Running explores a time of extraordinary change and the ordinary people who get left behind. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 520-622-2823.

2/20 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 TWO TRAINS RUNNING by August Wilson and it is about the crossroads of a revolution. There’s a new president in the White House. Racial tensions are on the rise. But no, it’s not 2018. It’s 1969 and the Civil Rights Movement is sending tremors through Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Two Trains Running explores a time of extraordinary change and the ordinary people who get left behind. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 602-256-6995.

2/28 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 TWO TRAINS RUNNING by August Wilson and it is about the crossroads of a revolution. There’s a new president in the White House. Racial tensions are on the rise. But no, it’s not 2018. It’s 1969 and the Civil Rights Movement is sending tremors through Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Two Trains Running explores a time of extraordinary change and the ordinary people who get left behind. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 602-256-6995.

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.

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.

4/18 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.

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.

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.

5/22 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.

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.

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.

 

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