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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


9/19 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.

9/20 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.

9/24 Monday and 9/25 Tuesday

The Pacific ADA Center presents their AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT UPDATE CONFERENCE 2018 at the Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel in Oakland, California. This conference has over 12 hours of credits available for Architects, ADA Coordinators, Rehabilitation Counselors and CASps. A session will also be held later the same week in Los Angeles. Contact them at 800-949-4232 or support@adapacific.org.

9/25 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.

9/26 Wednesday through 9/28 Friday

36th Annual Conference titled CLOSING THE GAP 2018 is designed to dig deeper into critical areas that have the power to transform your classroom, your school, your district, your practice. Reach students, infuse technology into learning, leverage literacy strategies in all content areas, and ensure all students are receiving an equitable, flexible education.

9/27 Thursday and 9/28 Friday

The Pacific ADA Center presents their AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT UPDATE CONFERENCE 2018 at the Los Angeles Renaissance Airport Hotel in California. This conference has over 12 hours of credits available for Architects, ADA Coordinators, Rehabilitation Counselors and CASps. Contact them at 800-949-4232 or support@adapacific.org.

9/27 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.

9/27 Thursday 2:00 p.m. Tucson

Described live matinee performance by the ARIZONA THEATER COMPANY at 330 S. Scott Avenue in Tucson occurs only once per show’s run. This show is NATIVE GARDENS by Karen Zacarías, a new comedy that’s anything but neighborly. High-powered lawyer Pablo and his wife Tania, a doctoral candidate, are working toward the American Dream. They move into a well-to-do, mostly white neighborhood in our nation’s capital. A delicate disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out, laugh-out-loud comic border dispute, exploring what is an otherwise hot-button issue through a refreshing comedic lens. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 520-622-2823.

9/28 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND pool party and BBQ at John McCann’s house. TSB will provide hot dogs and hamburgers cooked on the grill. Please bring a side dish to share with others. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

OCTOBER


10/01 Monday and 10/02 Tuesday

The 2018 FALL ADA COORDINATOR CONFERENCE will be held at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown. CE credits are available.

10/02 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.

10/02 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.

10/04 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.

10/04 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.

10/05 Friday through 10/06 Saturday

The 2018 OUTSIDE THE BOX ANNUAL CONFERENCE in Wilmington Delaware is a weekend filled with new perspectives and ideas. Join local and national presenters alongside parents and school professionals of children who are Deaf-Blind, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Blind and Visually Impaired, and who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. For more information contact Karen Robinson at karen.robinson@christina.k12.de.us, call 302-454-2305, or download the PDF flyer.

10/06 Saturday

NATIONAL BLIND SPORTS DAY.

10/06 Saturday 8:30 a.m.

The MACULAR DEGENERATION ASSOCIATION WORKSHOP presenting the latest research on Macular Degeneration is at the Reid Park Doubletree Hotel in Tucson from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Free talks given by experts in their fields will cover age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, genetics and macular degeneration, including the latest research.. Breakfast will be provided. Contact Donna Auger at 855-962-2852 or donna@maculardegenerationassociation.org.

10/06 Saturday 11:00 a.m.

Guide Dog Users of Arizona (GDUAZ) Fall Membership Meeting will be at the Claim Jumper, 1530 W Baseline Road in Tempe.

10/06 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.

10/06 Saturday 5:00 p.m.

Arizona Disabled Sports’ main annual fundraiser is the ABILITY BALL at the Phoenix Marriott in Mesa. Enjoy dinner and music along with silent and live auctions as they celebrate the year's athletic accomplishments.

10/06 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.

10/09 Tuesday 11:59 p.m.

Deadline to register if you want to vote in the elections on November 06. Get correct and up-to-date registration detail from the list of county recorders at arizonarecorders.html. You can check your registration status by going to voter.azsos.gov/VoterView/RegistrantSearch.do.

10/09 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.

10/09 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.

10/10 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.

10/11 Thursday 8:30 a.m.

POSITIVE AGING WOMEN’S CONFERENCE is at Saint Paul’s Methodist Church, 8051 East Broadway in Tucson. The program includes breakfast and lunch plus a choice of fun workshops. Call Christina at TMC SERVICES FOR SENIORS at 520-324-1960.

10/11 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.

10/13 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

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

10/13 Saturday 6:00 p.m.

Support the FOUNDATION FOR BLIND CHILDREN at their major annual fundraising event named NIGHT FOR SIGHT from 6:00 p.m. at Dominick’s Steakhouse in Scottsdale. Tickets are $750 each; contact them at 800-322-4870.

10/16 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.

10/16 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.

10/17 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.

10/18 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.

10/20 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.

10/23 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.

10/23 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.

10/25 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.

10/26 Friday

Last day to request a mail-in ballot to vote in the elections on November 06. If you want a Braille mail-in ballot they will actually make you one. Get correct and up-to-date registration detail from the list of county recorders at arizonarecorders.html. You can check your registration status by going to voter.azsos.gov/VoterView/RegistrantSearch.do.

10/27 Saturday to 10/30 Tuesday

The AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY 2018 ANNUAL MEETING is in Chicago, Illinois. Contact them at 415-447-0320 or meetings@aao.org.

10/30 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.

10/30 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.

10/31 Wednesday

HALLOWEEN.

10/31 Wednesday

DEADLINE to mail back mail-in ballots for the 2018 elections on 11/06.

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