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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


6/23 Friday 5:30 p.m.

SHARP’s Friday Family Fun Night at the FBC main campus on 1234 E Northern Avenue in Phoenix. Drop off your kids and they will watch them for 2 hours for FREE. It’s described movie night. R S V P with Ashley Cerna at 602-337-8264 or acerna@seeitourway.org.

6/24 Saturday

ASPEN DENTAL’S FOURTH ANNUAL DAY OF SERVICE provides free dental care to veterans across the United States, including Arizona, as part of its Healthy Mouth Movement. Check the link and then call them at 844-277-3646 to schedule an appointment at a participating office near you. Many veterans don’t have access to affordable dental care because the VA only provides dental benefits to veterans who are classified as 100% disabled, have been a prisoner of war, or have a service-connected dental condition or disability. Patients will not be charged for any services, nor will they be asked to show any proof of income or need. Appointments are required and available on a first-come first-serve basis.

6/24 Saturday

WE THE PEOPLE is at the Phoenix Convention Center. It is a series of three summits designed to bring together individuals, grassroots organizations, and established nonprofits to collaborate in forming a message and support of progressive values to effect change in Arizona, and are designed to provide education and resources to each unique call to action through collaborative efforts and targeted workshops. The first of the series registration ends on June 22. Contact them at 602)550-1338 or info@pafcoalition.org.

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.

6/25 Sunday 4:00 p.m.

The June teleconferenced meeting of the NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND WRITERS' DIVISION is open to everyone and they want to know what you want out of the division and how they can make it happen. The number to call into is 712-432-0460 with meeting code of 568839 pound. For more details contact Eve Sanchez at thirdeyeonlyinaz@gmail.com.

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. Lindsey McHugh will play the piano, sing, and talk about BECOMING A BLIND MUSIC TEACHER AND TEACHING MUSIC TO BLIND STUDENTS. 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.

6/28 Wednesday 4:15 p.m.

Phoenix MAYOR'S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES has an open public meeting at 4:15 PM in the Phoenix Fire Department at 150 South 12th Street Check the above link for the agenda and for more information contact Peter Fischer at 602-534-9276.

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 East 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 at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks (near Reno) Nevada. Registration is now open. Details at either above link.

6/30 Friday 5:30 p.m.

SHARP’s Friday Family Fun Night at the FBC main campus on 1234 E Northern Avenue in Phoenix. Drop off your kids and they will watch them for 2 hours for FREE. It is Open Gym: come climb the rock wall, play basketball, or play board games. R S V P with Ashley Cerna at 602-337-8264 or acerna@seeitourway.org.

6/30 Friday DEADLINE

A nationwide study titled CONFLICT AND SPECIAL EDUCATION: AN INVESTIGATION OF THE EXPERIENCES OF PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SENSORY DISABILITIES runs until 6/30. Are you a parent of a child with sensory loss (including vision loss, blindness, or deaf-blindness) who has struggled with educational teams about your child’s IEP planning and programming? If so, we would like the opportunity to talk to you about your experiences and learn how we can improve parent-educator interactions. Get a better explanation at the above link. The 30 minute confidential interview comes with a drawing for some gift cards. For more information contact Silvia Correa-Torres at silvia.correa-torres@unco.edu or 970-351-1660.

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 off this month. The next meeting is 8/06. 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

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND is off for the holiday and the next meeting is 7/11. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427, or write them a note on their site.

7/05 Wednesday to 7/07 Friday 10:00 a.m.

Ability 360 Summer Camp specializes in all-inclusive adaptive sports for all youth ages 6 to 14 in the Phoenix area. They include recreational games, inclusive sports, indoor climbing, and aquatic activities. Lunch will be provided each day. Cost is $15 per day. Contact Nick Pryor at NickP@ability360.org or Maggie Sorensen at MaggieS@ability360.org.

7/06 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

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

7/07 Friday 5:30 p.m.

SHARP’s Friday Family Fun Night at the FBC main campus on 1234 E Northern Avenue in Phoenix. Drop off your kids and they will watch them for 2 hours for FREE. R S V P with Ashley Cerna at 602-337-8264 or acerna@seeitourway.org.

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.

7/09 Sunday through 7/14 Friday

Lions Camp Tatiyee blind school-age week for campers 7 to 21 years old. Space may be still open. Go to the above link for more information or contact Pam Swanson at 480-380-4254 or director@arizonalionscamp.org.

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. Cecil the reptile guy will talk about reptiles and will bring Rosie the Gila Monster, desert tortoises, and snakes. There will be much to touch if you want. Sign up with Barb for potluck. 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 East 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.

7/14 Friday 5:30 p.m.

SHARP’s Friday Family Fun Night at the FBC main campus on 1234 E Northern Avenue in Phoenix. Drop off your kids and they will watch them for 2 hours for FREE. It is Open Gym: come climb the rock wall, play basketball, or play board games. R S V P with Ashley Cerna at 602-337-8264 or acerna@seeitourway.org.

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. CANCELLED

THE SOUTHERN ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND meeting for July is cancelled. The next one is 8/12.

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 TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Janne Irvine will perform on the piano and talk about classical composers. Sign up with Barb for potluck. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427, or write them a note on their site.

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.

7/19 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 East Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

7/21 Friday

The 2017 ACHROMATOPSIA CONVENTION will be at the Radisson Milwaukee West in Wauwatosa Wisconsin.

7/21 Friday 5:30 p.m.

SHARP’s Friday Family Fun Night at the FBC main campus on 1234 E Northern Avenue in Phoenix. Drop off your kids and they will watch them for 2 hours for FREE. Bring your swimsuits, towels, sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses. R S V P with Ashley Cerna at 602-337-8264 or acerna@seeitourway.org.

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 7/29 Saturday

The 2017 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND YOUTH SLAM is a week-long STEM program for blind high school students. The five-day STEM academy will engage and inspire the next generation of blind youth to consider careers often believed to be impossible for the blind. Students will stay in the dorms at Towson University and eat in the dining halls, getting a taste of the college experience. Contact 410-659-9314 ext. 2418 or STEM@nfb.org.

7/27 Thursday to 7/30 Sunday

THE THIRTEENTH INTERNATIONAL CHARGE SYNDROME CONFERENCE brings together families, professionals, researchers and medical experts in the field of CHARGE syndrome for a weekend at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando Florida. Contact 516-684-4720 or 2017conference@chargesyndrome.org for more details.

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. Bob Kresmer will give a talk on the National Federation of the Blind. 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 East Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

7/28 Friday 5:30 p.m.

SHARP’s Friday Family Fun Night at the FBC main campus on 1234 E Northern Avenue in Phoenix. Drop off your kids and they will watch them for 2 hours for FREE. It’s described movie night. R S V P with Ashley Cerna at 602-337-8264 or acerna@seeitourway.org.

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. Annie Schlesinger will talk about SHARING INSIGHTS ABOUT VISION LOSS. 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 East 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 meets at 202 East Boston Street. For more details contact the City Clerk's office at 480-782-2180.

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 East Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

10/06 Friday

The ARIZONA TALKING BOOK LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE is held in conjunction with the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Take a tour of the Talking Book Library and meet some of the staff who keep the program running smoothly. For more details contact the library at 602-255-5578 or 800-255-5578.

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 East 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 East 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 East 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.