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REMINDER CALENDAR - MARICOPA, YUMA, PINAL COUNTIES AND NORTHWARD

Upcoming visual impairment related events in Maricopa County. This calendar is a relatively short term reminder list of events with a blindness or other visual impairment component. Click here for the longer term Arizona Statewide edition. All times are Mountain Standard Time. 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


9/17 Tuesday 2:00 p.m.

The Arizona GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BLINDNESS & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT holds an open public meeting of the PUBLIC INFORMATION COMMITTEE from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 at Arizona Industries for the Blind, 515 North 51st Avenue 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.

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 3:00 p.m.

The Arizona GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BLINDNESS & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT holds an open public meeting of the ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE 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.

9/20 Friday 12:30 p.m.

The Arizona GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BLINDNESS & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT holds an open public meeting of the FULL COUNCIL from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 at the RSA Video Conference Room at 515 North 51st Avenue 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.

9/21 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The Arizona Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation needs help sorting donated prescription eyeglasses. They’re at 3124 East Roosevelt Street in Phoenix from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00. Call 602-267-7573.

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.

9/22 Sunday 6:00 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.

9/23 Monday

FALL EQUINOX.

9/24 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.

9/25 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Tempe/ASU

MISS SAIGON is a live described play at the ASU Gammage Auditorium in Tempe. This is the story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I., but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, she goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to him, who has no idea he's fathered a son. 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.

9/28 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.

9/28 Saturday 10:30 a.m.

The Scottsdale Kachina Lions Club holds their Eighth Annual STRIKE FOR SIGHT at the LET IT ROLL BOWLING LANES in Phoenix from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30. They invite “visually challenged children to a day of fun bowling with their peers.” Bowlers get free pizza and drinks. Contact Teri Reyes at 480-351-9389 or terisita.digital@gmail.com.

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


10/05 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.

10/05 Saturday 5:00 p.m.

ARIZONA DISABLED SPORTS holds its 26th annual ABILITY BALL. Enjoy dinner and music along with both silent and live auctions, and celebrate the year's accomplishments.

10/05 Saturday 6:00 p.m.

THE FOUNDATION FOR BLIND CHILDREN holds its NIGHT FOR SIGHT fundraiser at Dominicks Steak House in Scottsdale with an evening of fine dining, entertainment, and inspiration as we celebrate Arizona’s blind and visually-impaired children.

10/07 Monday 1:00 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 1:00 p.m. to 3:00. 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 robertsollars2@gmail.com for more information.

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

Tempe Mayor’s Commission on Disability Concerns annual DISABILITY INCLUSION SUMMIT. Details to come, but try contacting 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 5:00 p.m.

The ARIZONA CENTER FOR DISABILITY LAW will host a TOWN HALL at the Ability360 Conference Center in Phoenix in collaboration with the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office and Election Department. This is part of the Arizona Center for Disability Law Protection and Advocacy Voting Access Program. It seeks to ensure that individuals with disabilities have full access to the electoral process in registering to vote, casting a vote and accessing polling places. Contact Renaldo Fowler at 602-274-6287 or rfowler@azdisabilitylaw.org.

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.

10/12 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.

10/12 Saturday 10:00 a.m.

Arizona Disabled Sports and Arizona Dragon Boat Association holds another year of PEDAL N' PADDLE from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Tempe Town Lake Marina. This event is open to any individual with a physical disability or visual impairment and friends and family can register as well. They will have kayaking, cycling, and dragon boat racing.

10/14 Monday

COLUMBUS DAY.

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.

10/19 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.

10/19 Saturday 2:00 p.m. Phoenix

The ARIZONA THEATER COMPANY holds one live described performance in Phoenix of THE ROYALE, an emotionally moving boxing drama about the life of the outsider in American culture. Set in 1910, deep in the midst of Jim Crow, it explores one man’s struggle while reflecting a much broader one. It is also a play about a brother and his sister who remains his greatest adversary and strongest motivation. It’s at the Herberger Theater in downtown Phoenix. Contact them at 602-256-6899.

10/22 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.

10/23 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.

10/23 Wednesday 5:00 p.m. RESCHEDULED TO 11/07.

The Phoenix Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues' DISABILITY AWARDS AND RECOGNITION event is rescheduled to 11/07. Call Tennille Burton at 602-495-5259.

10/26 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.

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 6:00 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.

10/30 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Tempe/ASU

ANASTASIA is a live described play at the ASU Gammage Auditorium in Tempe. 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 Soviet 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. 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.

For entries beyond this day you can check the longer Arizona statweide calendar.