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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


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 9:30 a.m. to 1:00

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today’s program features Chris Wilson with LIVE AZ WILDLIFE. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

1/22 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.

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 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 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.

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.

1/28 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.

1/29 Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 1:00

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today’s program has Suzanne Morrison from Interfaith Community Services discussing ADVANCED DIRECTIVES, and she will stay to help anyone individually with them. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

1/29 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.

1/31 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 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.

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


2/05 Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 1:00

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today’s program will feature John McCan talking about THE AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

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.

2/07 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

2/07 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 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 520-622-2823.

2/13 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 City Hall, 1011 North Coronado Drive in Sierra Vista. Call 520-458-3315.

2/14 Wednesday

VALENTINE'S DAY, ignore at your own peril.

2/16 Saturday 11:00 a.m.

THE SOUTHERN ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND meets on the third Saturday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to about 1:00 by teleconference call. Call 520-468-0000 using meeting code of 85715 pound.

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.

2/19 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427 or write them a note on their site.

2/20 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.

2/21 Thursday 10:45 a.m

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

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 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427 or write them a note on their site.

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