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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


now through 5/26 Sunday

The 2019 USABA GOALBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS are hosted by Georgia Blind Sports in Atlanta Georgia.

5/27 Monday

MEMORIAL DAY.

5/27 Monday through 6/07 Friday

The NFB of Arizona will hold two BELL ACADEMY programs at SAAVI this year. This date is for the Pima County program at SAAVI on Grant Road in Tucson, daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact Amy Porterfield at 520-795-1331 or aporterfield@saavi.us . See the entry dated 7/22 for the Phoenix program information.

5/28 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. Today’s meeting will feature Tucson Police Community Resource Officer Terry Hayward on STAYING SAFE AND PREVENTING FRAUD. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029.

5/28 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.

5/28 Tuesday 2:00 p.m.

The Arizona GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BLINDNESS & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT holds an open public meeting of the PUBLIC INFORMATION COMMITTEE from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 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.

5/30 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. There is often an outing or field trip. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

5/30 Thursday 3:00 p.m.

The Arizona GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BLINDNESS & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT holds an open public meeting of the EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 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.

JUNE 2019


6/01 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

NFB TUCSON chapter meets the first Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Tucson. Contact Amy Porterfield at aporterfield@saavi.us or 520-396-8707 or Barbara Macpherson at tucsonNFB@aol.com.

6/02 Sunday through 6/08 Saturday

CAMP ABILITIES TUCSON will again be held at the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind on 1200 West Speedway in Tucson. Contact campabilitiestucson@gmail.com.

6/02 Sunday through 6/14 Friday

ASDB in Tucson sponsors CAMP LEAP 2019. Join ASDB and PDSD classmates at CampLeap in Tucson. Take a splash at thrilling water parks, visit Arizona colleges and adventure through the woods during a multi-day camping trip! It’ll be a summer you’ll never forget full of new experiences and discoveries. Camp Leap is geared toward deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind teens entering grades 8 through 12. Register before 5/20. Contact Jennifer Hensley at jennifer.hensley@asdb.k12.az.us.

6/04 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. At today’s meeting Janet Dylla from Desert Low Vision will demonstrate THE LATEST ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029.

6/04 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.

6/06 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. The first Thursday of the month from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 features a guest speaker and brunch is provided. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

6/06 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. There is often an outing or field trip. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

6/07 Friday and 6/08 Saturday

Free Lions vision screening at ARIZONA MISSION OF MERCY NORTH is at NAU in Flagstaff. Volunteers are needed for Arizona Lions Vision Screenings and reading glasses selection. Contact Donna Harris at 602-617-8051 or Liondonna.harris@gmail.com.

6/08 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.

6/11 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

The 2019 PARTNERS IN PREPAREDNESS SUMMIT will be held at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix. This biennial preparedness summit involves communities, individuals, and organizations working on disaster readiness Contact Sara Ann Joehnk at saraann@azsilc.or at 602-262-2900 or via their web site.

6/11 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 contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

6/11 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.

6/12 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.

6/13 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. There is often an outing or field trip. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

6/16 Sunday

FATHER'S DAY.

6/16 Sunday through 6/19 Wednesday

THE GREAT PLAINS ADA CENTER hosts their annual NATIONAL ADA SYMPOSIUM in Dallas Texas. ACTCP credits are available and early registration ends May 17th.

6/16 Sunday through 6/22 Saturday

The National Federation of the Blind ENGINEERING QUOTIENT program is a weeklong summer engineering program for blind and low-vision teens from around the United States. Participants spend each day engaged in activities designed to strengthen their knowledge of engineering as well as their problem solving abilities. In the evenings, participants explore the local community and participate in various recreational activities. Blind and low-vision teens who are ready to learn new things, meet new people, and have an adventure this summer are encouraged to apply. There are no fees for this program. Contact STEM@nfb.org.

6/18 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 contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

6/18 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.

6/19 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.

6/20 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. There is often an outing or field trip. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

6/20 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. There is often an outing or field trip. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

6/21 Friday

SUMMER SOLSTICE.

6/21 Friday and 6/22 Saturday

The 2019 BRAILLE CHALLENGE NATIONAL FINALS will be at the University of Southern California with the top 50 students with the highest scores invited to Los Angeles for the final round. Congratulations to the two finalists from Arizona, Ciara Peterson and Joey Parra.

6/25 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 contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

6/25 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.

6/27 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. There is often an outing or field trip. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

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