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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


8/22 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 the fourth 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.

8/22 Tuesday 2:00 p.m.

The GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BLINDNESS & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT holds an open public meeting of the PUBLIC INFORMATION COMMITTEE, chaired by Ted Chittenden, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 at 515 North 51st Avenue in Phoenix. You can also attend by teleconference call. The agenda is at the above link or contact Lindsey Powers at LPowers@azdes.gov or 602-542-3780 for more details.

8/24 Thursday 4:30 p.m.

ARIZONA COMMISSION FOR THE DEAF AND THE HARD OF HEARING meets in an open public meeting at 100 North 15th Avenue in Phoenix. The agenda will be at acdhh.org when posted, or contact them at info@acdhh.az.gov or 602-542-3323.

8/26 Saturday

The CENTRAL ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND meets at SAAVI in Phoenix. All are welcome, whether members or not. Contact Gail at 602-430-3315 for details.

8/26 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.

8/31 Thursday to 9/03 Sunday

The NFB OF ARIZONA’S 71ST ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION is at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix. Note that the hotel link gets you a NFB rate that is much better than what you may find on discounter sites, so check it out. For more information contact Donald Porterfield at Donaldpfield@cox.net or 520-850-2180.

SEPTEMBER


9/01 Friday DEADLINE

DEADLINE to apply for the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND’s BRIEF GRANT awarded in October. Go to acb.org/arizona/brief.html for details.

9/02 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

FOUNDATION FOR BLIND CHILDREN’S SHARP PROGRAM has SUPER SATURDAY from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at their main location. There are activities like technology, art, cooking, games and fitness. There is no cost. The sign up deadline is 8/26.

9/02 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX chapter meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired in Phoenix. Call 602-281-5955 for more information.

9/02 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.

9/04 Monday 6:30 p.m. POSTPONED

The monthly meeting of the TEMPE MAYOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS has been rescheduled for 9/11 due to the holiday. Contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

9/04 Monday

Labor Day federal holiday.

9/04 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.

9/07 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 write to Larry Wanger at larry@azsilc.org or call them at 602-262-2900.

9/09 Saturday 8:00 a.m.

FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS presents the free half day BOSTON VISION SEMINAR at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf. Speakers will share the latest information on current treatments, clinical trials, research advancements, genetic testing and more. Seating is limited, so advance registration is requested. A continental breakfast will be served. On-site vendors will exhibit low-vision products and services. For questions or to RSVP call 800-949-6112.

9/09 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The September BOARD MEETING of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND is scheduled for the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until about 11:00. Please call 218-936-8581 and use meeting code 6320547 to join the board meeting.

9/11 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.

9/12 Tuesday 7:00 a.m.

The Chandler MAYOR’S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES meets at 202 East Boston Street. For more details contact the City Clerk's office at 480-782-2180.

9/12 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

HOPI SPECIAL NEEDS ACTIVITY DAY kicks off at 9 a.m. and wraps up at 2 p.m. at the Hopi Veteran's Memorial Center in Second Mesa Arizona. Join the festivities to promote disability awareness. For more information, contact Jolene Johns at jjohns@hopi.nsn.us.

9/13 Wednesday 5:30 p.m.

EMVIA’s blindfold dining fundraiser called DINING IN THE DARK will run from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, 5205 East Broadway Boulevard in Tucson. Tickets in advance only. More information as well as the $20 prix fixe menu are on line at emvia.org/news, or call Mitzi at 520-722-4160 for more details.

9/13 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.

9/14 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.

9/16 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 218-548-3992 and use meeting code 6320547 to join in. Every even month there is a physical meeting that can also be attended by phone.

9/16 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.

9/19 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.

9/22 Friday 10:00 a.m.

ARIZONA STATE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Check the above link for details or call 602-262-2900.

9/23 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.

9/26 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.

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