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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


3/26 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.

3/26 Tuesday 3:30 p.m.

The 31st Annual Tempe Mayor's Disability Awards are at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 West Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe. These awards honor achievements of exceptional individuals with disabilities, employers who have demonstrated a strong commitment to employing people with disabilities, and others who have shown dedication for improving the quality of life for all Tempe residents. For more details contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704 or Michele_Stokes@Tempe.gov.

3/27 Wednesday 3:00 p.m.

The GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BLINDNESS & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT holds an open public meeting of the A T COMMITTEE, chaired by Bea Shapiro, 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.

3/29 Friday 8:00 a.m.

The 15th annual AMERICAN INDIAN DISABILITY SUMMIT is at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix.

3/30 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The SHARP Program of the Foundation for Blind Children holds a free two hour BULLYING PREVENTION WORKSHOP for parents. Learn what parents, children and the school can do about bullying. Become familiar with what resources are available to help parents with children with disabilities. Find out how to talk to children about bullying and the role of the bystander. RSVP well in advance with Ashley Cerna at 602-337-8264 or acerna@seeitourway.org.

APRIL 2019


4/01 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.

4/03 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.

4/04 Thursday through 4/08 Monday

The 2019 HANDA U.S. OPEN BLIND GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP is at the Haven Golf Course in Green Valley, Arizona.

4/06 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

FBC’s SHARP program meets on Saturdays at The Foundation for Blind Children, 1234 East Northern Avenue in Phoenix. Today is Super Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. doing activities like art, science, and home economics. There is no cost. Sign up deadline is 3/30. For more details check the Facebook page at the above link or call them at 602-678-5817.

4/06 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.

4/09 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.

4/10 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.

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.

4/13 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETINGS of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month at 9:00 a.m. Call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 85715# to join in.

4/14 Sunday 8:00 a.m.

STRIDE FOR SIGHT will be held this year at the OdySea Aquarium, 9500 East Vía de Ventura, in Scottsdale. Proceeds help fund programs at the Foundation for Blind Children. Contact FBC at 480-912-7878 or mailto:info@startlineracing.com.

4/17 Wednesday 7:00 p.m. ???

GDUAZ, the GUIDE DOG USERS OF ARIZONA, monthly board meeting is open to the public by phone at 515-739-1030 using meeting code of 151 793 599.

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.

4/20 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.

4/23 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.

4/24 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. For more details contact Peter Fischer at 602-534-9276.

4/27 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.

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