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REMINDER CALENDAR - ARIZONA LONG TERM

Upcoming visual impairment related events in Arizona. Click here for shorter Pima County or Maricopa County editions. This listing is date oriented and all times are Mountain Standard Time. All entries are collected from public information and none of this is copyrighted in any way. 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


5/23 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.

5/23 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Marco Martinez will talk about medication misuse and services offered by the Pima Council on Aging. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427, or write them a note on their site.

5/23 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 the fourth 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.

5/23 Tuesday 4:00 p.m.

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation holds a public wrap-up meeting on the ADA Inventory and Transition Plan that they’ve been working on since 2014. The gist is to collect data on the existing condition of Tucson streets and sidewalks relative to ADA compliance, and the public is being asked to rank locations as well as indicate concerns at existing locations. It is from 4 to 6 p.m. at Randolph Golf Course, 600 South Alvernon Way. For accommodations or more details contact Jesse Soto at jesse.soto@tucsonaz.gov or 520-791-4259.

5/24 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Phoenix

The Arizona Theater Company has described performances of HOLMES AND WATSON on 5/24 and tomorrow on 5/25. This is a thrilling new Sherlock Holmes mystery. Following Holmes’s death at Reichenbach Falls, Dr. Watson is called upon to disprove the many frauds, fakes, and charlatans who have popped up all over the world claiming to be Holmes. Then a remote mental asylum reports that three men have recently been admitted, each claiming to be the late detective. Watson travels to the asylum to confront the three patients, convinced that one of them must be the real Holmes. Large print programs are also available. For more accessibility information contact Eileen Bagnall at ebagnall@arizonatheatre.org or 520-884-8210.

5/25 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet, with frequent outings, 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.

5/25 Thursday 2:00 p.m. Phoenix

The Arizona Theater Company described performance of HOLMES AND WATSON is at 2:00 p.m. This is a thrilling new Sherlock Holmes mystery. Following Holmes’s death at Reichenbach Falls, Dr. Watson is called upon to disprove the many frauds, fakes, and charlatans who have popped up all over the world claiming to be Holmes. Then a remote mental asylum reports that three men have recently been admitted, each claiming to be the late detective. Watson travels to the asylum to confront the three patients, convinced that one of them must be the real Holmes. Large print programs are also available. For more accessibility information contact Eileen Bagnall at ebagnall@arizonatheatre.org or 520-884-8210.

5/25 Thursday 4:00 p.m.

ASB High School Graduation is from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00.

5/25 Thursday 5:30 p.m.

DIRECT will host a free ADA Advocacy training from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 at 1001 N. Alvernon Way in Tucson. They will cover basic information on the Americans with Disabilities Act, your rights and responsibilities, and advocating for change under Title III, public accommodations and commercial facilities. Register at eventbrite.com/e/ada-advocacy-training-registration-34452038976. Call 520-624-6452 or write to direct@directilc.org.

5/26 Friday

Last Day of School at ASDB.

5/27 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets on the fourth Saturday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Thunderbird Banner Medical Center at 5555 West Thunderbird Road in Glendale. Contact them at 602-942-0181.

5/28 Sunday 2:00 p.m.

The NFB SPORTS AND RECREATION DIVISION has an open membership call for blind people who are interested in sports and recreation to gather and learn more about the Division, share ideas, and encourage one another in the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. Come prepared to share one fitness goal and one sports and recreation related success. Dial in to 712-432-1500 and use meeting code 1082284#. For more information contact Jessica Beecham at Jessica@wefitwellness.com or 866-543-6808.

5/29 Monday

Memorial Day federal holiday.

5/29 Monday to 6/09 Friday Tucson

The NFB BRAILLE ENRICHMENT FOR LITERACY AND LEARNING (BELL) ACADEMY prepares blind and low vision children ages four through twelve to grow into confident and independent blind people. The program provides Braille and non-visual skills instruction through fun, hands-on learning in a day program or residential setting. In addition to Braille crafts, games, and other engaging projects, children learn vital independent living skills, interact with blind adults who serve as mentors, and enjoy field trips to sites related to the curriculum. Through these activities and interactions, the children learn that blindness or low vision does not define them or their future. This runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at SAAVI in Tucson. Transportation may be provided if needed. Contact Amy Porterfield at 520-795-1331 or aporterfield@saavi.us.

5/30 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.

5/30 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Play JEOPARDY with Annie Schlesinger as host. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427, or write them a note on their site.

JUNE


6/01 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet, with frequent outings, 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.

6/02 Friday 10:00 a.m.

Arizona State Independent Living Council FULL COUNCIL MEETING is at New Horizons Independent Living Center in Prescott Valley Arizona. Call 602-262-2900 for more information.

6/02 Tuesday 10:00 a. m.

The Governor's Council on Blindness & Visual Impairment holds an open public meeting of their EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 at 1789 West Jefferson Street in Phoenix. The current up-to-date agenda is at the above link or contact Lindsey Powers at LPowers@azdes.gov or 602-542-3780 for more details.

6/03 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

FOUNDATION FOR BLIND CHILDREN’S SHARP PROGRAM has SUPER SATURDAY from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at their main location. There are activities like technology, art, cooking, games and fitness. There is no cost. The sign up deadline is 5/27.

6/03 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX chapter meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired in Phoenix. Call 602-281-5955 for more information.

6/03 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

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

6/03 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, Flag at 928-779-1775, or Yuma at 928-329-6681.

6/04 Sunday through 6/10 Saturday

Camp Abilities is a comprehensive educational sports camp for children and young adults who are blind, deafblind, or have multiple disabilities including visual impairment. The camp provides sports instruction, adapted to individual needs, and 1:1 coaching for each child. Camp Abilities Tucson serves 25-30 athletes with visual impairments each summer. Call Maria Lepore-Stevens at 302-229-3708 for details.

6/05 Monday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Monday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix from 4:00 p.m. until about 6:00. 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.

6/05 Monday 6:30 p.m.

TEMPE MAYOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. Teleconference attendance may be available. Contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

6/06 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 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

6/08 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet, with frequent outings, 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.

6/08 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

ARIZONA PARTNERS IN PREPAREDNESS CONFERENCE, sponsored by the Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council and others, is at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Topics will include what to expect in a disaster, emergency evacuation, issues with displacement and reunification, and preparedness for resilient communities. The target audience includes people with disabilities and family members, personal care attendants, and representatives from disability related organizations. It is free to attend and includes a working lunch. Check the agenda and/or register at surveymonkey.com/r/2017_Partners_In_Preparedness or contact AZSILC at 602-262-2900.

6/08 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

The ARIZONA DISABILITY COALITION holds a business meeting on the second Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 5025 East Washington Street in Phoenix. You can also attend via teleconference by calling 602-443-9061. For more information call 602-262-2900 or write Larry Wanger at larry@azsilc.org.

6/08 Thursday 11:00 a.m.

Eat at On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, 5205 East Broadway Boulevard in Tucson any time between 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. and 20% of your bill will be donated to the Southern Arizona Council of the Blind. Print this PDF format flyer and hand it to your server. For more information contact Mitzi Tharin at 520-722-4160.

6/08 Thursday 4:00 p.m.

ARIZONA SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND (ASDB) BOARD MEETING is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at the Sports Performing Arts Center at the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf in Phoenix. For more information contact Leticia Cruz at 520-770-3700.

6/10 Saturday 8:00 a.m.

Lions Club fundraiser is the Twenty Ninth Annual Ponderosa Lions Charity Golf Classic in Show Low. Cost is $75 for the 8:00 a.m. shotgun start. For more information contact Donna Doss at 602-677-1339.

6/10 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The June BOARD MEETING of the Arizona Council of the Blind is scheduled for the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until about 11:00. Please call 218-936-8581 and use meeting code 6320547 to join the board meeting.

6/10 Saturday 12:00 noon

Sun Sounds’ Flagstaff office holds its biggerst fundraiser called the 25th annual MADE IN THE SHADE BEER TASTING FESTIVAL at Ft. Tuthill County Fairground and Park. It’s Northern Arizona’s longest running, most popular craft beer tasting event. Check the above link or contact Gina Byars at gbyars@sunsounds.org or 928-779-1775 for more information.

6/11 Sunday to 6/23 Friday

2017 SUMMER TRANSITION CAMP at ASDB in Tucson. Voc Rehab eligible Deaf and Deaf-blind campers will receive specialized TRANSITION FROM SCHOOL TO WORK and leadership programming. Campers aged 13 to 17 years old will come from all over Arizona to develop and enhance their vocational knowledge and skills, engage in leadership training, and work towards self-advocacy. Contact Jennifer Hensley at Jennifer.Hensley@asdb.k12.az.us or 520-770-3863 for more information.

6/13 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.

6/13 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.

6/13 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

6/14 Wednesday 1:25 p.m.

The MARICOPA COUNTY CLUB OF THE BLIND meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired located at 3100 East Roosevelt Street in Phoenix. On the agenda is a discussion on the Annual Meeting for February, and plans for support, social, advocacy, and speaker's events for the 2017 year. You do not have to be a member to attend this meeting. For more information write to maricopa@azcb.org.

6/14 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.

6/14 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise’s DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMISSION meets usually on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Surprise City Hall. The Commission focuses on community-wide advocacy to address the needs of people with disabilities while increasing public awareness. Public attendance is encouraged. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Lorraine Nevarez at Lorraine.Nevarez@surpriseaz.gov.

6/15 Thursday

The 21ST ANNUAL HELEN KELLER ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS, established by AFB in 1994 to acknowledge Keller's extraordinary efforts and promote the notable achievements of individuals and organizations that have improved quality of life for people with disabilities, are at the Marriott Essex House in New York City. For reservations or to place an ad in the dinner journal contact Suzette Williams at swilliams@afb.net or 212- 502-7621.

6/15 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.

6/17 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, dial 218-548-3992 and use meeting code 6320547. Every odd month there is a teleconference-only meeting with the same numbers.

6/17 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.

6/18 Sunday through 6/23 Friday

The ARIZONA YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM is coordinated by the Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council and it is a 6 day conference designed to foster personal growth for students and young adults who have disabilities as they prepare for and progress through transition to adulthood. It will be held at the Arizona State University Downtown Phoenix Campus. Applications are due by 4/41 and are available at the above link or contact Melissa Ann Santora at melissa@azsilc.org or 602-262-2900.

6/20 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.

6/20 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

6/21 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.

6/22 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet, with frequent outings, 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.

6/22 Thursday through 6/24 Saturday

The 2017 USABA Goalball National Championships are being held in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Contact Jaime Garzon at Jaime@turnstone.org or 260-969-7677.

6/23 Friday 10:00 a.m.

ARIZONA STATE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Check the above link for details or call 602-262-2900.

6/24 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets on the fourth Saturday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Thunderbird Banner Medical Center at 5555 West Thunderbird Road in Glendale. Contact them at 602-942-0181.

6/26 through 7/02

Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week by presidential proclamation since 1984.

6/27 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 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

6/27 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 the fourth 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.

6/29 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet, with frequent outings, 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.

6/30 Friday to 7/04 Tuesday

The Lions Clubs ONE HUNDREDTH INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION is in Chicago.

6/30 Friday through 7/07 Friday

The 2017 CONFERENCE AND CONVENTION of the American Council of the Blind will be held in Reno Nevada. Details as they become available.

JULY


7/01 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

FOUNDATION FOR BLIND CHILDREN’S SHARP PROGRAM has SUPER SATURDAY from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at their main location. There are activities like technology, art, cooking, games and fitness. There is no cost. The sign up deadline is 6/24.

7/01 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX chapter meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired in Phoenix. Call 602-281-5955 for more information.

7/01 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

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

7/01 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, Flag at 928-779-1775, or Yuma at 928-329-6681.

7/03 Monday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Monday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix from 4:00 p.m. until about 6:00. 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.

7/03 Monday 6:30 p.m. ?

TEMPE MAYOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. Teleconference attendance may be available. Contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

7/04 Tuesday

INDEPENDENCE DAY.

7/04 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.

7/04 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

7/06 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.

7/08 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The July BOARD MEETING of the Arizona Council of the Blind is scheduled for the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until about 11:00. Please call 218-936-8581 and use meeting code 6320547 to join the board meeting.

7/10 Monday through 7/15 Saturday

National Federation of the Blind 2017 NATIONAL CONVENTION is at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. For more information read the First Timer's Guide to the National Convention or call the National Federation of the Blind at 410-659-9314.

7/10 Monday through 7/15 Saturday

The 2017 Conference of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC) is at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando Florida along with the 2017 National Federation of the Blind Convention. Visit nopbc.org for more details.

7/11 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.

7/11 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.

7/11 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

7/12 Wednesday 1:25 p.m.

The MARICOPA COUNTY CLUB OF THE BLIND meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired located at 3100 East Roosevelt Street in Phoenix. On the agenda is a discussion on the Annual Meeting for February, and plans for support, social, advocacy, and speaker's events for the 2017 year. You do not have to be a member to attend this meeting. For more information write to maricopa@azcb.org.

7/12 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 the Oscar Yrun Community Center. Contact Trina Smolen at 520-417-2629.

7/12 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise’s DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMISSION meets usually on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Surprise City Hall. The Commission focuses on community-wide advocacy to address the needs of people with disabilities while increasing public awareness. Public attendance is encouraged. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Lorraine Nevarez at Lorraine.Nevarez@surpriseaz.gov.

7/13 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.

7/13 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

The ARIZONA DISABILITY COALITION holds a business meeting on the second Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 5025 East Washington Street in Phoenix. You can also attend via teleconference by calling 602-443-9061. For more information call 602-262-2900 or write Larry Wanger at larry@azsilc.org.

7/13 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.

7/15 Saturday

The Usher Syndrome Coalition holds its 9th Annual USHER SYNDROME FAMILY CONFERENCE in Chicago. This one-day annual conference is a place for individuals with Usher syndrome, family members, friends and professionals to learn about the latest advances in Usher syndrome research. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Edwin Stone, director of the Wynn Institute of Vision Research, home of the William Kimberling Usher Research Laboratory. Contact Julia Dunning at j.dunning@usher-syndrome.org or 855-998-7437.

7/15 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 218-548-3992 and use meeting code 6320547 to join in. Every even month there is a physical meeting that can also be attended by phone.

7/15 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.

7/15 Saturday 6:00 p.m.

SAZCB’s quarterly card night for users of Brailed cards (and others too!) is at the Huntington Park Apartments clubhouse, 8550 East Speedway Boulevard in Tucson. Sighted players are allowed to play without blindfolds. Bring minor foods and/or drinks to share. Contact Mitzi at 520-722-4160 for details.

7/18 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.

7/18 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

7/19 Wednesday through 7/22 Saturday

AER INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION & MOBILITY CONFERENCE 2017 is at the Wyndham Grand in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

7/19 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.

7/20 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.

7/22 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets on the fourth Saturday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Thunderbird Banner Medical Center at 5555 West Thunderbird Road in Glendale. Contact them at 602-942-0181.

7/23 Sunday to 7/25 Tuesday

The ARIZONA TECHNOLOGY ACCESS PROGRAM (AZTAP) holds their 2017 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SUMMER CONFERENCE at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch. Early bird registration discounts end 6/23. For more information contact Adi Schaeffer at adi.schaeffer@nau.edu or 602-728-9534.

7/23 Sunday to 7/30 Sunday

The 2017 National Beep Baseball Association’s 2017 Beep Baseball World Series in Wellington, Florida, near West Palm Beach. For more information contact Stephen Guerra at secretary@nbba.org or 866-400-4551.

7/24 Monday through 8/04 Friday Phoenix

The NFB BRAILLE ENRICHMENT FOR LITERACY AND LEARNING (BELL) ACADEMY prepares blind and low vision children ages four through twelve to grow into confident and independent blind people who will live the lives they want. The program provides Braille and non-visual skills instruction through fun, hands-on learning in a day program or residential setting. In addition to Braille crafts, games, and other engaging projects, children learn vital independent living skills, interact with blind adults who serve as mentors, and enjoy field trips to sites related to the curriculum. Through these activities and interactions, the children learn that blindness or low vision does not define them or their future. This runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at SAAVI in Phoenix. Transportation may be provided if needed. Contact Amy Porterfield at 520-795-1331 or aporterfield@saavi.us.

7/25 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.

7/25 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

7/25 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 the fourth 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.

7/27 Thursday to 7/30 Sunday

The THIRTEENTH INTERNATIONAL CHARGE SYNDROME CONFERENCE is at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

7/27 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.

AUGUST


8/01 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.

8/01 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

8/03 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.

8/05 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

FOUNDATION FOR BLIND CHILDREN’S SHARP PROGRAM has SUPER SATURDAY from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at their main location. There are activities like technology, art, cooking, games and fitness. There is no cost. The sign up deadline is 7/29.

8/05 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX chapter meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired in Phoenix. Call 602-281-5955 for more information.

8/05 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

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

8/05 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, Flag at 928-779-1775, or Yuma at 928-329-6681.

8/07 Monday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Monday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix from 4:00 p.m. until about 6:00. 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.

8/07 Monday 6:30 p.m.

TEMPE MAYOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. Teleconference attendance may be available. Contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

8/08 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.

8/08 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.

8/08 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

8/09 Wednesday 1:25 p.m.

The MARICOPA COUNTY CLUB OF THE BLIND meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired located at 3100 East Roosevelt Street in Phoenix. On the agenda is a discussion on the Annual Meeting for February, and plans for support, social, advocacy, and speaker's events for the 2017 year. You do not have to be a member to attend this meeting. For more information write to maricopa@azcb.org.

8/09 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.

8/09 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise’s DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMISSION meets usually on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Surprise City Hall. The Commission focuses on community-wide advocacy to address the needs of people with disabilities while increasing public awareness. Public attendance is encouraged. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Lorraine Nevarez at Lorraine.Nevarez@surpriseaz.gov.

8/10 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

The ARIZONA DISABILITY COALITION holds a business meeting on the second Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 5025 East Washington Street in Phoenix. You can also attend via teleconference by calling 602-443-9061. For more information call 602-262-2900 or write Larry Wanger at larry@azsilc.org.

8/12 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The August BOARD MEETING of the Arizona Council of the Blind is scheduled for the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until about 11:00. Please call 218-936-8581 and use meeting code 6320547 to join the board meeting.

8/15 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.

8/15 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

8/16 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.

8/19 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, dial 218-548-3992 and use meeting code 6320547. Every odd month there is a teleconference-only meeting with the same numbers.

8/19 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.

8/22 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.

8/22 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

8/22 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 the fourth 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.

8/24 Thursday 4:30 p.m.

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing meets in an open public meeting at 100 North 15th Avenue in Phoenix. Contact them at info@acdhh.az.gov or 602-542-3323.

8/26 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets on the fourth Saturday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Thunderbird Banner Medical Center at 5555 West Thunderbird Road in Glendale. Contact them at 602-942-0181.

8/29 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.

8/29 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

8/31 Thursday to 9/03 Sunday

The NFB of Arizona’s 71st annual state convention is at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix. For more information contact Donald Porterfield at Donaldpfield@cox.net or 520-850-2180.

SEPTEMBER


9/01 Friday DEADLINE

DEADLINE to apply for the Arizona Council of the Blind’s BRIEF grant awarded in October. Go to acb.org/arizona/brief.html for details.

9/02 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

FOUNDATION FOR BLIND CHILDREN’S SHARP PROGRAM has SUPER SATURDAY from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at their main location. There are activities like technology, art, cooking, games and fitness. There is no cost. The sign up deadline is 8/26.

9/02 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX chapter meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired in Phoenix. Call 602-281-5955 for more information.

9/02 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

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

9/02 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, Flag at 928-779-1775, or Yuma at 928-329-6681.

9/04 Monday 6:30 p.m. POSTPONED

The monthly meeting of the TEMPE MAYOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS has been rescheduled for 9/11 due to the holiday. Contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

9/04 Monday

Labor Day federal holiday.

9/04 Monday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Monday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix from 4:00 p.m. until about 6:00. 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.

9/05 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.

9/05 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

9/09 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The September BOARD MEETING of the Arizona Council of the Blind is scheduled for the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until about 11:00. Please call 218-936-8581 and use meeting code 6320547 to join the board meeting.

9/11 Monday 6:30 p.m.

TEMPE MAYOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. Teleconference attendance may be available. Contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

9/12 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.

9/12 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.

9/12 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

9/13 Wednesday 1:25 p.m.

The MARICOPA COUNTY CLUB OF THE BLIND meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired located at 3100 East Roosevelt Street in Phoenix. On the agenda is a discussion on the Annual Meeting for February, and plans for support, social, advocacy, and speaker's events for the 2017 year. You do not have to be a member to attend this meeting. For more information write to maricopa@azcb.org.

9/13 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 the Oscar Yrun Community Center. Contact Trina Smolen at 520-417-2629.

9/13 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise’s DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMISSION meets usually on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Surprise City Hall. The Commission focuses on community-wide advocacy to address the needs of people with disabilities while increasing public awareness. Public attendance is encouraged. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Lorraine Nevarez at Lorraine.Nevarez@surpriseaz.gov.

9/14 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

The ARIZONA DISABILITY COALITION holds a meeting on the second Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 5025 East Washington Street in Phoenix. You can also attend via teleconference by calling 602-443-9061. For more information call 602-262-2900 or write Larry Wanger at larry@azsilc.org.

9/14 Thursday 11:00 a.m.

The Arizona Talking Book Library BOOK CHAT group meets over the phone on the second Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m. Today’s book will be announced soon after the previous one. Book Chat members need to be current users of the library, but they can easily sign up for the free service before joining. Contact the library at 602-255-5578 or 800-255-5578.

9/14 Thursday 4:00 p.m.

ARIZONA SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND (ASDB) BOARD MEETING is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at the Sports Performing Arts Center at the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf in Phoenix. For more information contact Leticia Cruz at 520-770-3700.

9/16 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 218-548-3992 and use meeting code 6320547 to join in. Every even month there is a physical meeting that can also be attended by phone.

9/16 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.

9/17 Saturday 11:00 a.m.

THE SOUTHERN ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND meets by teleconference on the third Saturday of every odd month from 11:00 a.m. to about 1:00. Call 218-548-3992 and use meeting code 6320547 to join in by phone. Every even month there is a physical meeting.

9/19 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.

9/19 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

9/20 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.

9/22 Friday 10:00 a.m.

ARIZONA STATE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Check the above link for details or call 602-262-2900.

9/23 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets on the fourth Saturday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Thunderbird Banner Medical Center at 5555 West Thunderbird Road in Glendale. Contact them at 602-942-0181.

9/26 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.

9/26 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

9/26 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.

OCTOBER


10/02 Monday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Monday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix from 4:00 p.m. until about 6:00. 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.

10/02 Monday 6:30 p.m.

TEMPE MAYOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. Teleconference attendance may be available. Contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

10/03 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.

10/03 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

10/05 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet, with frequent outings, 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.

10/07 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

FOUNDATION FOR BLIND CHILDREN’S SHARP PROGRAM has SUPER SATURDAY from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at their main location. There are activities like technology, art, cooking, games and fitness. There is no cost. The sign up deadline is 9/30.

10/07 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX chapter meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired in Phoenix. Call 602-281-5955 for more information.

10/07 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

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

10/07 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, Flag at 928-779-1775, or Yuma at 928-329-6681.

10/09 Monday

COLUMBUS DAY federal holiday.

10/10 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.

10/10 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.

10/10 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

10/11 Wednesday 1:25 p.m.

The MARICOPA COUNTY CLUB OF THE BLIND meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired located at 3100 East Roosevelt Street in Phoenix. On the agenda is a discussion on the Annual Meeting for February, and plans for support, social, advocacy, and speaker's events for the 2017 year. You do not have to be a member to attend this meeting. For more information write to maricopa@azcb.org.

10/11 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 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise’s DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMISSION meets usually on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Surprise City Hall. The Commission focuses on community-wide advocacy to address the needs of people with disabilities while increasing public awareness. Public attendance is encouraged. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Lorraine Nevarez at Lorraine.Nevarez@surpriseaz.gov.

10/12 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet, with frequent outings, 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.

10/12 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

The ARIZONA DISABILITY COALITION holds a business meeting on the second Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 5025 East Washington Street in Phoenix. You can also attend via teleconference by calling 602-443-9061. For more information call 602-262-2900 or write Larry Wanger at larry@azsilc.org.

10/12 Thursday 11:00 a.m.

The Arizona Talking Book Library BOOK CHAT group meets over the phone on the second Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m. Today’s book will be announced soon after the previous one. Book Chat members need to be current users of the library, but they can easily sign up for the free service before joining. Contact the library at 602-255-5578 or 800-255-5578.

10/14 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The October BOARD MEETING of the Arizona Council of the Blind is scheduled for the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until about 11:00. Please call 218-936-8581 and use meeting code 6320547 to join the board meeting.

10/17 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.

10/17 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

10/18 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.

10/19 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet, with frequent outings, 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.

10/21 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, dial 218-548-3992 and use meeting code 6320547. Every odd month there is a teleconference-only meeting with the same numbers.

10/21 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.

10/24 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.

10/24 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.

10/24 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

10/26 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet, with frequent outings, 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.

10/28 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets on the fourth Saturday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Thunderbird Banner Medical Center at 5555 West Thunderbird Road in Glendale. Contact them at 602-942-0181.

10/31 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.

10/31 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

NOVEMBER


11/04 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

FOUNDATION FOR BLIND CHILDREN’S SHARP PROGRAM has SUPER SATURDAY from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at their main location. There are activities like technology, art, cooking, games and fitness. There is no cost. The sign up deadline is 11/28.

11/04 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX chapter meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired in Phoenix. Call 602-281-5955 for more information.

11/04 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

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

11/04 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, Flag at 928-779-1775, or Yuma at 928-329-6681.

11/05 Sunday 2:00 a.m.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ends.

11/06 Monday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Monday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix from 4:00 p.m. until about 6:00. 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.

11/06 Monday 6:30 p.m.

TEMPE MAYOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. Teleconference attendance may be available. Contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

11/07 Tuesday

Election Day.

11/07 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.

11/07 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

11/08 Wednesday 1:25 p.m.

The MARICOPA COUNTY CLUB OF THE BLIND meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired located at 3100 East Roosevelt Street in Phoenix. On the agenda is a discussion on the Annual Meeting for February, and plans for support, social, advocacy, and speaker's events for the 2017 year. You do not have to be a member to attend this meeting. For more information write to maricopa@azcb.org.

11/08 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.

11/08 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise’s DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMISSION meets usually on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Surprise City Hall. The Commission focuses on community-wide advocacy to address the needs of people with disabilities while increasing public awareness. Public attendance is encouraged. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Lorraine Nevarez at Lorraine.Nevarez@surpriseaz.gov.

11/09 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

The ARIZONA DISABILITY COALITION holds a business meeting on the second Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 5025 East Washington Street in Phoenix. You can also attend via teleconference by calling 602-443-9061. For more information call 602-262-2900 or write Larry Wanger at larry@azsilc.org.

11/09 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.

11/10 Friday

VETERAN'S DAY federal holiday.

11/11 Saturday

VETERAN'S DAY actual.

11/11 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The November BOARD MEETING of the Arizona Council of the Blind is scheduled for the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until about 11:00. Please call 218-936-8581 and use meeting code 6320547 to join the board meeting.

11/14 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.

11/14 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.

11/14 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

11/15 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.

11/18 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 218-548-3992 and use meeting code 6320547 to join in. Every even month there is a physical meeting that can also be attended by phone.

11/18 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.

11/21 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.

11/21 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

11/23 Thursday

THANKSGIVING DAY holiday.

11/25 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets on the fourth Saturday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Thunderbird Banner Medical Center at 5555 West Thunderbird Road in Glendale. Contact them at 602-942-0181.

11/28 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.

11/28 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

11/28 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.

DECEMBER 2017 AND LATER


12/01 Friday 10:00 a.m.

ARIZONA STATE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Check the above link for details or call 602-262-2900.

12/02 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

FOUNDATION FOR BLIND CHILDREN’S SHARP PROGRAM has SUPER SATURDAY from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at their main location. There are activities like technology, art, cooking, games and fitness. There is no cost. The sign up deadline is 11/25.

12/02 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX chapter meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired in Phoenix. Call 602-281-5955 for more information.

12/02 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

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

12/02 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, Flag at 928-779-1775, or Yuma at 928-329-6681.

12/04 Monday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Monday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix from 4:00 p.m. until about 6:00. 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.

12/04 Monday 6:30 p.m.

TEMPE MAYOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. Teleconference attendance may be available. Contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

12/05 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.

12/05 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

12/07 Thursday 4:30 p.m.

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing meets in an open public meeting in Tucson. Contact them at info@acdhh.az.gov or 602-542-3323.

12/09 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The December BOARD MEETING of the Arizona Council of the Blind is scheduled for the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until about 11:00. Please call 218-936-8581 and use meeting code 6320547 to join the board meeting.

12/12 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.

12/12 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.

12/12 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

12/13 Wednesday 1:25 p.m.

The MARICOPA COUNTY CLUB OF THE BLIND meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired located at 3100 East Roosevelt Street in Phoenix. On the agenda is a discussion on the Annual Meeting for February, and plans for support, social, advocacy, and speaker's events for the 2017 year. You do not have to be a member to attend this meeting. For more information write to maricopa@azcb.org.

12/13 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 the Oscar Yrun Community Center. Contact Trina Smolen at 520-417-2629.

12/13 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise’s DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMISSION meets usually on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Surprise City Hall. The Commission focuses on community-wide advocacy to address the needs of people with disabilities while increasing public awareness. Public attendance is encouraged. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Lorraine Nevarez at Lorraine.Nevarez@surpriseaz.gov.

12/14 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

The ARIZONA DISABILITY COALITION holds a business meeting on the second Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 5025 East Washington Street in Phoenix. You can also attend via teleconference by calling 602-443-9061. For more information call 602-262-2900 or write Larry Wanger at larry@azsilc.org.

12/16 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, dial 218-548-3992 and use meeting code 6320547. Every odd month there is a teleconference-only meeting with the same numbers.

12/16 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.

12/19 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.

12/19 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

12/20 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.

12/23? Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets on the fourth Saturday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Thunderbird Banner Medical Center at 5555 West Thunderbird Road in Glendale. Contact them at 602-942-0181.

12/25 Monday

CHRISTMAS DAY.

12/26 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.

12/26 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 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.

12/26? 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.