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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


1/21 Monday

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY.

1/22 Tuesday

NFB’s PHOENIX SEMINAR needs members to go help talk to legislators about the need for accessible voting machines and support for blind vendors on state property. Contact Sami at shamed@saavi.us.

1/22 Tuesday 12:00 noon

THE FLAGSTAFF COMMISSION ON INCLUSION AND ADAPTIVE LIVING holds meetings on the fourth Tuesday of every month at City Hall. The meetings are also streamed on the web. Contact Denise Thompson at dthompson@flagstaffaz.gov or 928-213-2095.

1/22 Tuesday 2:00 p.m.

The GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BLINDNESS & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT holds an open public meeting of the PUBLIC INFORMATION COMMITTEE 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.

1/24 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.

1/26 Saturday

CAZCB (CENTRAL ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND) meets. Call Gail Wilt at 602-540-7605.

1/26 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

CANE QUEST 2019 is at the FOUNDATION FOR BLIND CHILDREN in Phoenix. This orientation and mobility challenge is for people in grades 3 through 12 who have been nominated by their teacher. Contact Celeste Teply at 602-337-8258 or cteply@seeitourway.org.

1/26 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.

1/28 Monday through 1/29 Tuesday

The WINTER ADA COORDINATOR CONFERENCE will be held in Orlando Florida. It is sold out.

1/28 Monday through 1/31 Thursday

The NFB WASHINGTON SEMINAR is an annual event where members of the NFB come together in Washington, DC to learn about and advocate for legislative initiatives that will improve the lives of blind Americans. More than five hundred people from the states and Puerto Rico typically attend. Details at the above link.

1/31 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

The REHABILITATION SERVICES ADMINISTRATION will conduct a telrconferenced PUBLIC MEETING from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to provide the community with an opportunity to offer input and comment regarding changes to the SELF-EMPLOYMENT POLICY and procedure for clients of Voc Rehab. The 33 page PDF draft policy is available at the above link. Attend via one of eight RSA teleconference sites (LIST HERE) or contact Adriana Benitez at 602-542-6288 or ABenitez@azdes.gov.

FEBRUARY 2019


2/04 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.

2/06 Wednesday 4:00 p.m.

MOHAVE COUNTY SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES FAIR runs from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Mohave County Arc center, 2050 Airway Avenue in Kingman. Meet local area providers and learn about resources available for adults and children with disabilities. Call Nachol Henson at 928-404-3050 or nhenson@azdes.gov.

2/06 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 rdsollars@aol.com for more information.

2/07 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 contact Vicki Cuscino at vickic@directilc.org.

2/08 Friday 7:00 p.m.

The Fourth Annual DANCING WITH THE DEAF STARS is at ASDB in Tucson at the Berger Performing Arts Center. Watch as the deaf or hard of hearing stars shimmy, twirl, shake and hand jive their way to the top. Which duo or group will be named champion? Help decide! It is a night of fantastic performances at the 4th annual Dancing with the Deaf Stars. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Contact Brandon Decker at brandon.decker@asdb.az.gov.

2/09 Saturday

The FOUNDATION FOR BLIND CHILDREN’S SHARP PROGRAM holds their annual FASHION SHOW & DANCE at 1234 East Northern Avenue in Phoenix. Sign up deadline is 2/01. Contact Celeste Teply at 602-337-8258 or Ashley Cerna at 602-337-8264.

2/12 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.

2/14 Wednesday

VALENTINE'S DAY, ignore at your own peril.

2/16 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.

2/18 Monday

PRESIDENTS DAY and WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY.

2/19 Tuesday

The Southern Arizona regional finals of the BRAILLE CHALLENGE will be held in Tucson at ASDB. Contact Lisa Yencarelli at lisa.yencarelli@asdb.az.gov or (520) 770-3247.

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.

2/23 Saturday 8:00 a.m.

The Thirteenth Annual ARIZONA VISIONWALK will be held at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix. Contact Shane Cullen at 310-201-3005 or SCullen@FightBlindness.org.

2/26 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.

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.

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