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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


11/19 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND has no meeting today. 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 3:30 p.m.

The TUCSON COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES will hold a meeting open to the public at 3202 East 1st Street in Tucson. Call first to the City Clerk's Office at 520-791-4213.

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. There is often an outing or field trip. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

11/21 Thursday 3:00 p.m.

The Arizona GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BLINDNESS & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT holds an open public meeting of the EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 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.

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.

11/22 Friday 11:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND field trip to the Tucson Wildlife Center, then eat lunch at Village Inn on 22nd Street. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

11/23 Saturday 10:00 a.m.

SHARP DESCRIPTIVE MOVIE DAY is at the Harkins Christown 14 movie theater in Phoenix. Come see Frozen 2 on its opening weekend with audio description! Everyone will get the audio descriptive experience without headsets! Tickets need to be purchased by 11/16. This is a family event and a parent or guardian must be present.

11/23 Saturday 10:00 a.m.

CENTRAL ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND meets at SAAVI on Thomas Road in Phoenix from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 every fourth Saturday of the month. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a member, and you can always phone in to 218-548-3992 using meeting code 6320547#. Bring a lunch, snack from some vending machines, or order out from Jimmy John’s at 602-396-7443 for their regular delivery at 11:00 Saturday. Contact Gail Wilt at gwilt@saavi.us or 602-795-0195.

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 4:00 p.m.

The TENUTA TORCIANO WINERY in San Gimignano, Italy holds a tasting fundraiser for the ARIZONA CENTER FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED in Phoenix from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00. It’s an early evening tasting event of Italian food and wine showcasing the finest from Tuscany. Learn about winemaking and tasting from their Tuscany-trained Wine Conductor presenting various wines, oils and vinegars. All will be paired with Italian meats, cheeses and breads for the full Tuscan experience. ACBVI in Arizona.

11/24 Sunday 7:00 p.m.

Monthly ACB FAMILIES PEER SUPPORT call is on the fourth Sunday of each month. The dial-in number is 712-432-3900 and the code is 796096. Contact Carla Ruschival at carla40206@gmail.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. Today they will have Harpist Christine Vivona playing glorious Christmas and classical music. 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 COMMISSION ON INCLUSION AND ADAPTIVE LIVING 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.

11/30 Saturday

No SHARP program today.

11/30 Saturday

ASRS OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD ends today. Go to their web pager above or phone 602-240-2000 in metropolitan Phoenix, 520-239-3100 in metropolitan Tucson, or 800-621-3778 from outside the Tucson and Phoenix areas.

DECEMBER 2019


12/02 Thursday through 12/14 Saturday

Central Arizona MISSION OF MERCY event is at the Arizona Fairgrounds, 1826 West McDowell Road in Phoenix to provide free dental restorations, extractions, hygiene services, dentures, endodontic services, and education to adults and children. THEY NEED VOLUNTEERS, both dental and non-dental volunteers are needed. Contact Amy Smith at amy@cadsfoundation.org.

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.

12/05 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. There is often an outing or field trip. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

12/07 Thursday

The 2019 MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT period ends today. Contact 1-800-MEDICARE or Medicare.gov.

12/07 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

SHARP’S SUPER SATURDAY is at 1234 East Northern Avenue in Phoenix. It is usually the first Saturday of every month and is usually from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. They will be doing activities like art, science, and home economics. There is no cost. Sign up deadline is 11/30.

12/07 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX CHAPTER meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at SAAVI Services for the Blind 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.

12/14 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.

12/15 Sunday

The 2020 HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE open enrollment period ends today. Plans sold during Open Enrollment start January 1, 2020.

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 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. There is often an outing or field trip. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

12/21 Saturday

Winter Solstice.

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.

12/22 Sunday 7:00 p.m.

Monthly ACB FAMILIES PEER SUPPORT call is on the fourth Sunday of each month. The dial-in number is 712-432-3900 and the code is 796096. Contact Carla Ruschival at carla40206@gmail.com.

12/23 Monday

Chanukah begins.

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 COMMISSION ON INCLUSION AND ADAPTIVE LIVING 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.

12/25 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. There will most likely NOT be one today. For more details contact Peter Fischer at 602-534-9276.

12/26 Thursday

first day of Kwanzaa.

12/28 Saturday 10:00 a.m.

CENTRAL ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND meets at SAAVI on Thomas Road in Phoenix from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 every fourth Saturday of the month. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a member, and you can always phone in to 218-548-3992 using meeting code 6320547#. Bring a lunch, snack from some vending machines, or order out from Jimmy John’s at 602-396-7443 for their regular delivery at 11:00 Saturday. Contact Gail Wilt at gwilt@saavi.us or 602-795-0195.

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


1/01 Wednesday

New Year's Day.

1/08 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Tempe/ASU

SUMMER, the Donna Summer musical, is described at the ASU Gammage Auditorium in Tempe. She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits, this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation. Audio Description is available via wireless headphones at this one performance of this show only. Use the link above or contact the box office at 480-965-3434 or boxoffice@asugammage.com.

1/20 Monday

Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

1/29 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Tempe/ASU

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is at the ASU Gammage Auditorium in Tempe. The original production won ten Tony Awards, including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. You’ll be there when the sun rises on this new production, with stunning movement and dance, a wonderful cast, and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. Audio Description is available via wireless headphones at this one performance of this show only. Use the link above or contact the box office at 480-965-3434 or boxoffice@asugammage.com.

2/10 Monday

NFB’s annual WASHINGTON SEMINAR Washington is where members of the National Federation of the Blind convene to learn about and advocate for legislative initiatives that will improve the lives of blind Americans. Contact Gabe Cazares at 410-659-9314 or gcazares@nfb.org.

2/12 Wednesday

Lincoln's Birthday.

2/14 Friday

Valentine's Day.

2/17 Monday

Presidents' Day.

2/28 Friday 8:00 a.m.

The 2020 AFRICAN AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON DISABILITIES will take place at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix. The conference is open to the general public, including people with disabilities, family members and professionals in search of answers pertaining to issues in their community ranging from employment, finances, education, healthcare, mental health and civil rights. Continuing Education Units and Continuing Legal Education Credits are available. Contact David Carey at 602-443-0723 or davidc@ability360.org.

2/29 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

THE FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS’ 2020 ARIZONA VISIONWALK is at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix. Contact Donna Cohen at 866-782-7330 or DCohen@FightingBlindness.org.

3/04 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Tempe/ASU

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is at the ASU Gammage Auditorium in Tempe. It is the sweeping, universal tale of a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, she sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. The groundbreaking vision conjures up a place where magic is possible, and beauty is apparent for all to see. ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is a timeless testament to theater’s unlimited possibilities. Audio Description is available via wireless headphones at this one performance of this show only. Use the link above or contact the box office at 480-965-3434 or boxoffice@asugammage.com.

3/08 Sunday

Daylight Saving Time starts at 2:00 a.m.

3/17 Tuesday

St. Patrick's Day.

3/19 Thursday

Spring Equinox.

4/12 Sunday

Easter Sunday.

4/15 Wednesday

Tax Day.

4/19 Sunday

Orthodox Easter.

4/22 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Tempe/ASU

MEAN GIRLS is at the ASU Gammage Auditorium in Tempe. This hilarious hit musical shows us Cady Heron, who may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung. Audio Description is available via wireless headphones at this one performance of this show only. Use the link above or contact the box office at 480-965-3434 or boxoffice@asugammage.com.

5/02 Saturday

Kentucky Derby.

5/10 Sunday

Mother's Day.

5/10 Sunday through 5/14 Wednesday

THE GREAT PLAINS ADA CENTER hosts their annual NATIONAL ADA SYMPOSIUM in Kansas City, Missouri.

5/25 Monday

Memorial Day.

5/27 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Tempe/ASU

COME FROM AWAY is at the ASU Gammage Auditorium in Tempe. This New York Times Critics’ Pick 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. Audio Description is available via wireless headphones at this one specific performance of this show. Use the link above or contact the box office at 480-965-3434 or boxoffice@asugammage.com.

5/31 Sunday through 6/06 Saturday

It’s time again for CAMP ABILITIES TUCSON at the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind on 1200 West Speedway in Tucson. Contact campabilitiestucson@gmail.com.

6/18 Thursday through 6/20 Saturday

The National Conference of the FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS is titled VISIONS 2020 and is held at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis. Contact Michele DiVincenzo at 847-549-1523 or mdivincenzo@fightblindness.org.

6/20 Saturday

Summer Solstice.

6/21 Sunday

Father's Day.

6/30 Tuesday through 7/05 Sunday DATE CHANGE

The 2020 NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND will now be held in Houston Texas at the Hilton Americas Hotel on 7/14 TO 7/19/20. For more information contact them at 410-659-9314 or nfb@nfb.org.

7/03 Friday through 7/10 Friday

The 2020 ACB NATIONAL CONFERENCE AND CONVENTION will be held in Schaumburg Illinois at the Renaissance Hotel of Chicago; O’Hare International Airport is 17 miles east and Midway International Airport is 37 miles southeast of Schaumburg. Contact Janet Dickelman at janet.dickelman@gmail.com.

7/14 Tuesday through 7/19 Sunday NEW DATE

The 2020 NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND will be held in Houston Texas at the Hilton Americas Hotel. For more information contact them at 410-659-9314 or nfb@nfb.org.

7/26 Sunday

The 29th anniversary of the passing of THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.

9/07 Monday

Labor Day.

9/19 Saturday

Rosh Hashana.

9/22 Tuesday

Fall Equinox.

9/28 Monday

Yom Kippur.

10/12 Monday

Columbus Day.

11/01 Sunday

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 a.m.

11/03 Tuesday

Election Day.

11/11 Wednesday

Veterans Day (once Armistice Day).

11/26 Thursday

Thanksgiving Day.

12/21 Monday

Winter Solstice.

12/25 Friday

Christmas Day.

12/26 Saturday

First day of Kwanzaa.

2021


7/23 Friday through 7/30 Friday

The 2021 ACB NATIONAL CONVENTION is in Phoenix. It will be ACB's sixtieth anniversary and the Arizona chapter’s fiftieth. More details in two years.

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