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CALENDAR - PIMA, COCHISE, and SANTA CRUZ COUNTIES

Upcoming visual impairment related events in Pima County. This calendar is a relatively short term reminder list of events with a blindness or other visual impairment component. We supplu links and phone numbers for you to get up-to-date information in more detail. Select 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


The SUMMER 2018 issue of the Arizona Council of the Blind's quarterly newsletter FORESIGHT is now out. Download it here in Microsoft Word DOCX format or as a straight TEXT file.

7/16 Monday through 7/27 Friday

The NFB of Arizona will hold their second BELL ACADEMY program at SAAVI in Phoenix, daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact Alyssa Bracamonte at 520-795-1331 or abracamonte@saavi.us.

7/16 Monday through 7/21 Saturday

The second session of the 2018 ARIZONA YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM will be held in Phoenix. For more information contact Melissa Ann Santora at melissa@azsilc.org or 602-262-2900.

7/17 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.

7/17 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today is a presentation by Howard Tennis titled Art & Artifacts of Native Americans. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

7/17 Tuesday 2:00 p.m.

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

7/18 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.

7/18 Wednesday 3:00 p.m.

The GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BLINDNESS & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT holds an open public meeting of their A T COMMITTEE from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at 1789 West Jefferson Street 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..

7/19 Thursday to 7/21 Saturday

The Usher Syndrome Coalition presents the FOURTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON USHER SYNDROME in conjunction with the 10TH ANNUAL USH CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE in Mainz, Germany. The Symposium will be a scientific forum where the world’s leading experts come together to advance Usher syndrome research. The Family Conference on July 21st is an opportunity to learn about the latest research and news, and to connect with researchers, other Usher individuals and families. For more information write to info@usher-syndrome.org.

7/19 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

7/20 Friday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND takes a field trip to KGUN 9 Studio and then then lunch at Guadalajara Mexican Grill For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

7/21 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 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 85715 to join in. Every even month there is a physical meeting that can also be attended by phone.

7/24 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.

7/24 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Lindsey McHugh and John McCann will perform and they will have a submarine sandwich party. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

7/25 Wednesday through 7/29 Sunday

The ASSOCIATION FOR EDUCATION OF THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED (AER) 2018 International Conference is at the Peppermill Resort in Reno Nevada. Contact them at the links above or call 703-671-4500.

7/26 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

7/29 Sunday to 8/04 Saturday

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND ENGINEERING QUOTIENT (EQ) program is a weeklong summer engineering program for blind and low-vision teens who are ready to learn new things, meet new people, and have an adventure this summer. To learn more, visit the above link.

7/29 Sunday through 8/05 Sunday

The 2018 NBBA BEEP BASEBALL WORLD SERIES is in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Contact the organizers at 2018@nbba.org.

7/31 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.

7/31 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today’s speaker is Dr. Tom Muller from the University of Arizona Speech and Hearing Clinic and the topic is RESOURCES AND TIPS FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

AUGUST


8/02 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

8/02 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 call them at 602-262-2900.

8/03 Friday

EMVIA WEEKLY CALENDAR e-mail editions resume after the July Dog Days break.

8/04 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

NFB TUCSON chapter is scheduled to meet the first Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Tucson. Contact Amy Porterfield at aporterfield@saavi.us or 520-396-8707.

8/04 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.

8/07 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.

8/07 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today Jim Williams gives a talk on THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RAUL CASTRO, THE FIRST HISPANIC GOVERNOR. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

8/08 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 the Oscar Yrun Community Center. Contact Trina Smolen at 520-417-2629.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

8/09 Thursday 9:00 a.m.


8/11 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The December BOARD MEETING of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until about 11:00. Please call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 29222 to join the board meeting.

8/14 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.

8/14 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

8/15 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.

8/16 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

8/16 Thursday 9:45 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets for a field trip to the TUCSON POLICE CRIME LAB for a hands on presentation by crime deputies on DNA evidence, drugs & toxicology lab, and firearms specialist. At 11:45 drivers will transport members to the Olive Garden at 300 W Wetmore Road. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

8/18 Saturday 11:00 a.m.

THE SOUTHERN ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND meets at SAAVI on Grant Road in Tucson on the third Saturday of every even month from 11:00 a.m. to about 1:00. To attend by teleconference call, call 520-468-0000 using meeting code of 290222pound. Every odd month there is a teleconference-only meeting with the same numbers.

8/21 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.

8/21 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

8/23 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

8/28 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.

8/28 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

8/30 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

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