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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


4/25 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

4/25 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

The GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BLINDNESS & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT holds an open public meeting of the DEAF-BLIND ISSUES COMMITTEE from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 at 100 North 15th Avenue in Phoenix. Members of the public are always welcome to attend meetings by phone or in person. The agenda is at the above link or contact Lindsey Powers at LPowers@azdes.gov or 602-542-3780 for more details.

4/25 Thursday 6:00 p.m.

The Delta Gamma Phoenix Alumnae Chapter holds it’s TABLES THAT BLOOM fundraiser from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale as a benefit for the Foundation for Blind Children. More information at the above link (largely not accessible to NVDA and JAWS) or write to TablesThatBloomPHX@gmail.com for details.

4/26 Friday and 4/27 Saturday

The annual ABILITY 360 HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR is free and it starts on Friday at 12:00 noon at 5031 East Washington Street in Phoenix. Contact David Carey at 602-443-0723 or davidc@ability360.org.

4/26 Friday DEADLINE

Deadline to register for the Arizona Council of the Blind state convention on 5/03 at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix. Registration fees will be collected at the door they include continental breakfast and assorted sandwiches for lunch. Contact Mary Allen at 602-921-4892 or mallen342@cox.net.

4/27 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

SHARP WORKSHOP DAY at the Foundation for Blind Children, 1234 East Northern Avenue in Phoenix from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Workshop Day is a day for learning more about Expanded Core Curriculum. There will be activities like sports, technology, and cooking. Sign up deadline is 3/30. For more details check the Facebook page at the above link or call them at 602-678-581.

4/27 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

The ARIZONA ASSOCIATION OF BLIND STUDENTS SPRING SEMINAR is at SAAVI on Grant Road in Tucson from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Are you a blind student who has questions about training, technology, scholarships and transition? If so, come to learn a little bit about these topics and more. Lunch will be provided! Contact Ammar Tarin at 480-580-7874 or azabs.nfb@gmail.com.

4/27 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

The 4th annual Mesa Thunderbird Lions Club Golf Tournament is at Red Mountain Ranch Country Club in Mesa; it benefits Lions Camp Tatiyee and the Arizona Lions Vision & Hearing Foundation. Contact Pat Hammons at 602-809-3212 or pbhtfg2@cox.net.

4/27 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets in person on the fourth Saturday of January, April, July, and October from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Thunderbird Banner Medical Center at 5555 West Thunderbird Road in Glendale. Contact them at 602-758-0057 or 720-299-8039.

4/28 Sunday

ORTHODOX EASTER.

4/30 Tuesday DEADLINE

Deadline for applications to attend any of the five regional sessions of the ARIZONA YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM. They are scheduled for Tsaile, Yuma, Prescott, Phoenix, and Tucson from June 5 through July 12, 2019. Visit www.azylf.org or contact Mellie Santora at 602-425-5135 or mellie@diverseabilityincorporated.org.

4/30 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today’s meeting will feature Joanne Gabias talking on GROWING UP SIGHTED WITH BLIND PARENTS. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029.

4/30 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.

MAY 2019


5/01 Wednesday DEADLINE

DEADLINE to apply for the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND’S BRIEF GRANT awarded in February. The BRIEF grant applications are accepted and disbursed three times per year. Applications are due by January 1, May 1, and September 1 for disbursements paid in February, June, and October. Go to acb.org/arizona/brief.html for details.

5/01 Wednesday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix at 2:00 p.m. 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 robertsollars2@gmail.com for more information.

5/02 Thursday 9:30 a.m

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

5/02 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

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

5/03 Friday 8:30 a.m.

The ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND 2019 state convention and annual meeting will be held at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 3100 East Roosevelt Street in Phoenix. RSVP by 4/19 with Mary Allen at 602-921-4892 or mallen342@cox.net, and for more information contact Lindsey McHugh at lindseymchugh@gmail.com.

5/03 Friday 7:00 p.m.

The end of the year PROM at ASDB in Tucson runs from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00. Contact them at 520-770-3458.

5/04 Saturday

KENTUCKY DERBY.

5/04 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX CHAPTER meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Phoenix. Call 815-501-1153 for more information.

5/04 Saturday 10:00 a.m.

NFB TUCSON chapter annual picnic will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Campbell Ranch Apartments, 2000 East Roger Road in Tucson. Contact Joann Gabias at 318-497-2782 or jgabias@saavi.us.

5/05 Sunday 6:30 p.m. Tucson

CATS is a described musical by BROADWAY IN TUCSON at the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall in Tucson. It runs described for one show only. With the original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. For details contact Broadway in Tucson at 520-903-2929 or info@broadwayintucson.com.

5/06 Monday 6:30 p.m.

The Tempe COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meetings are usually held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. For details contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

5/07 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

New program at SAAVI in Phoenix is the SAAVI COMMUNITY GROUP. It starts up today and runs every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00. Explore the different program services that are available through SAAVI Services for the Blind. Learn new skills to remain independent and meet other blind/visually impaired people who are also adjusting to changes in their vision. Call 602-795-0195 for details.

5/07 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today’s meeting will feature Ginny Ginn and Shirley Pinkerton talking about MOTHER, DAUGHTER DUO, JESSIE AND LILY FREMONT, LIVING WITH ARIZONA’S FIRST GOVERNOR. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029.

5/07 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.

5/08 Wednesday 12:00 noon

THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN at NAU holds a monthly meeting every second Wednesday of the month from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. at Northern Arizona University Union. Skype 928-523-0078 using meeting code 5667562. Contact them at 928-523-8686 or sch276@nau.edu.

5/08 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 City Hall, 1011 North Coronado Drive in Sierra Vista. Call 520-458-3315.

5/08 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise VETERANS, DISABILITY AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and will be on line at Surprise TV. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Michelle Boyer at michelle.boyer@surpriseaz.gov.

5/09 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

5/09 Thursday 2:00 p.m. Tucson

Described live matinee performance by the ARIZONA THEATER COMPANY at 330 S. Scott Avenue in Tucson occurs only once per show’s run. This show is THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE by Andrew Bovell makes its American premier. This deeply moving, highly theatrical and innovative portrayal of an American family is stunningly written and sure to bind all those who see it together. Can a parent love their children too much? Is it possible to not love them enough? These are questions that hover over THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE, a beautiful and painfully perceptive portrait of a family and the frictions that arise when grown-up children try to push beyond the confines of their loving parents’ expectations. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 520-622-2823.

5/09 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.

5/11 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETINGS of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month at 9:00 a.m. Call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 85715# to join in.

5/11 Saturday 12:30 p.m.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness Annual ARIZONA SPRING SPEAKER SERIES takes place at the George Miller-Golf Links Library in Tucson from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. The topics are NEW RESEARCH on Macular Degeneration and Ocular Albinism, and REGAINING SIGHT with Christina Reichardt, mother of Luxturna (a RPE65 gene therapy) recipient. RSVP by 5/08 to Shane Cullen at 866-782-7330 or SCullen@FightingBlindness.org.

5/12 Sunday

MOTHER’S DAY, a day you ignore at your own peril.

5/14 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.

5/14 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

The SAAVI COMMUNITY GROUP meets every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00. Explore the different program services that are available through SAAVI Services for the Blind. Learn new skills to remain independent and meet other blind/visually impaired people who are also adjusting to changes in their vision. Call 602-795-0195 for details.

5/14 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today’s meeting will be the STAR SPANGLED SENIORS SHOW. Get ready for corny jokes and sing along favorite tunes. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029.

5/14 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.

5/15 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.

5/15 Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

GDUAZ, the GUIDE DOG USERS OF ARIZONA, monthly board meeting is open to the public by phone at 515-739-1030 using meeting code of 151 793 599.

5/16 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

5/16 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

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

5/16 Thursday 4:30 p.m.

Arizona COMMISSION FOR THE DEAF AND THE HARD OF HEARING (and deaf-blind) holds a free open public quarterly commissioner meeting at 100 North 15th Avenue in Phoenix. For details write to info@acdhh.az.gov or call 800-352-8161 Voice/TTY.

5/17 Friday and 5/18 Saturday

The 2019 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EYE CARE & VISION is in Philadelphia and has the theme of ADVANCING THE EYE HEALTH FOR FUTURE VISION Contact them at 888-843-8169 or ophthalmology@americanevent.org .

5/17 Friday 7:30 a.m.

The FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS very first golf fundraiser is the ARIZONA GOLF TOURNAMENT at Red Mountain Ranch Country Club in Mesa. Contact Mollie Thompson at 602-481-3243 or msmollie1832@gmail.com.

5/17 Friday 9:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND BBQ AND POOL PARTY at John McCan’s is from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30. There will be live music. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029.

5/18 Saturday

PREAKNESS STAKES.

5/18 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.

5/20 Monday 5:30 p.m.

The BISBEE COMMITTEE ON DISABILITY ISSUES meets quarterly at either the Cochise County building on Melody Lane or Bisbee City Hall on Tovreaville Road. Contact Dwayne Wallace at 520-432-6002 or dwallace@bisbeeaz.gov.

5/21 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

The SAAVI COMMUNITY GROUP meets every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00. Explore the different program services that are available through SAAVI Services for the Blind. Learn new skills to remain independent and meet other blind/visually impaired people who are also adjusting to changes in their vision. Call 602-795-0195 for details.

5/21 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today’s meeting will feature Lynn Urias talking about LIVING IN THE AZ TERRITORY IN TUCSON FROM 1848-1912. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029.

5/21 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.

5/22 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Phoenix

Described live performance by the ARIZONA THEATER COMPANY at 222 East Monroe Street in Phoenix occur only twice this show’s run. This show is THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE by Andrew Bovell makes its American premier. This deeply moving, highly theatrical and innovative portrayal of an American family is stunningly written and sure to bind all those who see it together. Can a parent love their children too much? Is it possible to not love them enough? These are questions that hover over THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE, a beautiful and painfully perceptive portrait of a family and the frictions that arise when grown-up children try to push beyond the confines of their loving parents’ expectations. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 602-256-6995.

5/23 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

5/23 Thursday 4:00 p.m.

ASDB Tucson HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION is at the Berger Theater in Tucson. Contact 520-770-3690.

5/24 Friday through 5/26 Sunday

The 2019 USABA Goalball National Championships are hosted by Georgia Blind Sports in Atlanta Georgia.

5/25 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets by teleconference from 1:30 to 3:30 at 605-475-6777 using meeting code of 9378. Contact them at 602-758-0057 or 720-299-8039.

5/27 Monday

MEMORIAL DAY.

5/27 Monday through 6/07 Friday

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

5/28 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

The SAAVI COMMUNITY GROUP meets every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00. Explore the different program services that are available through SAAVI Services for the Blind. Learn new skills to remain independent and meet other blind/visually impaired people who are also adjusting to changes in their vision. Call 602-795-0195 for details.

5/28 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today’s meeting will feature Tucson Police Community Resource Officer Terry Hayward on STAYING SAFE AND PREVENTING FRAUD. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029.

5/28 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

5/28 Tuesday 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.

5/30 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

5/30 Thursday 2:00 p.m. Phoenix

Described live performance by the ARIZONA THEATER COMPANY at 222 East Monroe Street in Phoenix occur only twice this show’s run. This show is THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE by Andrew Bovell makes its American premier. This deeply moving, highly theatrical and innovative portrayal of an American family is stunningly written and sure to bind all those who see it together. Can a parent love their children too much? Is it possible to not love them enough? These are questions that hover over THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE, a beautiful and painfully perceptive portrait of a family and the frictions that arise when grown-up children try to push beyond the confines of their loving parents’ expectations. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 602-256-6995.

JUNE 2019


6/01 Tuesday

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

6/01 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX CHAPTER meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Phoenix. Call 815-501-1153 for more information.

6/01 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

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

6/02 Sunday through 6/08 Saturday

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

6/02 Sunday through 6/14 Friday

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

6/03 Monday 6:30 p.m.

The Tempe COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meetings are usually held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. For details contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

6/04 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

The SAAVI COMMUNITY GROUP meets every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00. Explore the different program services that are available through SAAVI Services for the Blind. Learn new skills to remain independent and meet other blind/visually impaired people who are also adjusting to changes in their vision. Call 602-795-0195 for details.

6/04 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. At today’s meeting Janet Dylla from Desert Low Vision will demonstrate THE LATEST ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029.

6/04 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

6/05 Wednesday to 6/09 Sunday

There will be 5 separate regional Arizona Youth Leadership Forum conferences in 2019. The deadline to apply to attend was Tuesday 4/30. They are scheduled for Tsaile, Yuma, Prescott, Phoenix, and Tucson from June 5 through July 12, 2019. Apply at https://azsilc.wufoo.com/forms/azylf-delegate-application-tsaile/ for this first session at Dine College in Tsaile. Visit www.azylf.org or contact Mellie Santora at 602-425-5135 or mellie@diverseabilityincorporated.org.

6/05 Wednesday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix at 2:00 p.m. 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 robertsollars2@gmail.com for more information.

6/06 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

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

6/06 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

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

6/07 Friday and 6/08 Saturday

Free Lions vision screening at Arizona Mission of Mercy (AZMOM) North is at NAU in Flagstaff. Volunteer Arizona Lions are needed for Vision Screenings and reading glasses selection. Contact Donna Harris at 602-617-8051 or Liondonna.harris@gmail.com.

6/08 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETINGS of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month at 9:00 a.m. Call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 85715# to join in.

6/11 Tuesday 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.

6/11 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

The SAAVI COMMUNITY GROUP meets every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00. Explore the different program services that are available through SAAVI Services for the Blind. Learn new skills to remain independent and meet other blind/visually impaired people who are also adjusting to changes in their vision. Call 602-795-0195 for details.

6/11 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

6/11 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

6/12 Wednesday to 6/16 Sunday

There will be 5 separate regional ARIZONA YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM conferences in 2019. The deadline to apply to attend is/was Tuesday 4/30. They are scheduled for Tsaile, Yuma, Prescott, Phoenix, and Tucson from June 5 through July 12, 2019. Apply at https://azsilc.wufoo.com/forms/azylf-delegate-application-yuma/ for this session at Arizona Western College in Yuma. Visit www.azylf.org or contact Mellie Santora at 602-425-5135 or mellie@diverseabilityincorporated.org.

6/12 Wednesday 12:00 noon

THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN at NAU holds a monthly meeting every second Wednesday of the month from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. at Northern Arizona University Union. Skype 928-523-0078 using meeting code 5667562. Contact them at 928-523-8686 or sch276@nau.edu.

6/12 Wednesday 3:30 p.m.

The Sierra Vista COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES meets the second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1011 North Coronado Drive in Sierra Vista. Call 520-458-3315.

6/12 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise VETERANS, DISABILITY AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and will be on line at Surprise TV. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Michelle Boyer at michelle.boyer@surpriseaz.gov.

6/12 Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

GDUAZ, the GUIDE DOG USERS OF ARIZONA, monthly board meeting is open to the public by phone at 515-739-1030 using meeting code of 151 793 599.

6/12 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Tempe

The New Musical CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is at the ASU Gammage Auditorium in Tempe Arizona. Roald Dahl's amazing tale has songs from the original film alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more at this everlasting showstopper! Audio Description is available at this one performance only. Use the link above or call the box office at 480-965-3434.

6/13 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

6/15 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.

6/16 Sunday

FATHER'S DAY.

6/16 Sunday through 6/19 Wednesday

The Great Plains ADA Center hosts their annual NATIONAL ADA SYMPOSIUM in Dallas Texas. ACTCP credits are available and early registration ends May 17th.

6/18 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

The SAAVI COMMUNITY GROUP meets every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00. Explore the different program services that are available through SAAVI Services for the Blind. Learn new skills to remain independent and meet other blind/visually impaired people who are also adjusting to changes in their vision. Call 602-795-0195 for details.

6/18 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

6/18 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

6/19 Wednesday to 6/23 Sunday

There will be 3 more regional Arizona Youth Leadership Forum conferences in 2019. The deadline to apply to attend is or was Tuesday 4/30. These last three are still scheduled for Prescott, Phoenix, and Tucson. Apply at https://azsilc.wufoo.com/forms/azylf-delegate-application-prescott/ for this session at Prescott College. Visit www.azylf.org or contact Mellie Santora at 602-425-5135 or mellie@diverseabilityincorporated.org.

6/19 Wednesday 1:00 p.m.

TUCSON COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES (CODI) is scheduled to meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Ward 6 Office on First Street. Call first to the City Clerk's Office at 520-791-4213.

6/20 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

6/20 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

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

6/21 Friday

SUMMER SOLSTICE.

6/21 Friday and 6/22 Saturday

The 2019 BRAILLE CHALLENGE NATIONAL FINALS will be at the University of Southern California with the top 50 students with the highest scores invited to Los Angeles for the final round.

6/22 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets by teleconference from 1:30 to 3:30 at 605-475-6777 using meeting code of 9378. Contact them at 602-758-0057 or 720-299-8039.

6/25 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

The SAAVI COMMUNITY GROUP meets every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00. Explore the different program services that are available through SAAVI Services for the Blind. Learn new skills to remain independent and meet other blind/visually impaired people who are also adjusting to changes in their vision. Call 602-795-0195 for details.

6/25 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

6/25 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

6/25 Tuesday 12:00 noon

The FLAGSTAFF DISABILITY AWARENESS COMMISSION meetings are open to the public and held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 12:00 noon in the City Hall Council Chambers. The meetings are also streamed on the web. Contact: Denise Thompson at dthompson@flagstaffaz.gov or 928-213-2095.

6/26 Wednesday to 6/30 Sunday

There will be 2 more separate regional Arizona Youth Leadership Forum conferences in 2019. The deadline to apply to attend is or was Tuesday 4/30. Apply at https://azsilc.wufoo.com/forms/azylf-delegate-application-phoenix/ for this session at Arizona State University in Phoenix. Visit www.azylf.org or contact Mellie Santora at 602-425-5135 or mellie@diverseabilityincorporated.org.

6/27 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

JULY 2019


7/01 Monday 6:30 p.m.

The Tempe COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meetings are usually held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. For details contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

7/02 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

The SAAVI COMMUNITY GROUP meets every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00. Explore the different program services that are available through SAAVI Services for the Blind. Learn new skills to remain independent and meet other blind/visually impaired people who are also adjusting to changes in their vision. Call 602-795-0195 for details.

7/02 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

7/02 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

7/03 Wednesday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix at 2:00 p.m. 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 robertsollars2@gmail.com for more information.

7/04 Thursday

INDEPENDENCE DAY.

7/06 Saturday through 7/11 Thursday

The AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND CONFERENCE AND CONVENTION will be held in Rochester, New York. To subscribe to the announcement list, send a blank email to acbconvention-subscribe@acblists.org. Contact Janet Dickelman at 651-428-5059 or janet.dickelman@gmail.com.

7/06 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX CHAPTER meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Phoenix. Call 815-501-1153 for more information.

7/06 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

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

7/07 Sunday through 7/12 Friday

The 2019 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND NATIONAL CONVENTION will be held at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact the NFB at 410-659-9314 or nfb@nfb.org.

7/08 Monday to 7/12 Friday

The last of 5 separate regional Arizona Youth Leadership Forum conferences in 2019 is in Tucson. The deadline to apply to attend is/was Tuesday 4/30. Apply at https://azsilc.wufoo.com/forms/azylf-delegate-application-tucson/ for this session at University of Arizona in Tucson. Visit www.azylf.org or contact Mellie Santora at 602-425-5135 or mellie@diverseabilityincorporated.org.

7/09 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.

7/09 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

The SAAVI COMMUNITY GROUP meets every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00. Explore the different program services that are available through SAAVI Services for the Blind. Learn new skills to remain independent and meet other blind/visually impaired people who are also adjusting to changes in their vision. Call 602-795-0195 for details.

7/09 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

7/09 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

7/10 Wednesday 12:00 noon

THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN at NAU holds a monthly meeting every second Wednesday of the month from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. at Northern Arizona University Union. Skype 928-523-0078 using meeting code 5667562. Contact them at 928-523-8686 or sch276@nau.edu.

7/10 Wednesday 3:30 p.m.

The Sierra Vista COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES meets the second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1011 North Coronado Drive in Sierra Vista. Call 520-458-3315.

7/10 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise VETERANS, DISABILITY AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and will be on line at Surprise TV. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Michelle Boyer at michelle.boyer@surpriseaz.gov.

7/10 Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

GDUAZ, the GUIDE DOG USERS OF ARIZONA, monthly board meeting is open to the public by phone at 515-739-1030 using meeting code of 151 793 599.

7/11 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

7/11 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.

7/13 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETINGS of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month at 9:00 a.m. Call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 85715# to join in.

7/14 Sunday through 7/16 Tuesday

The ARIZONA TECHNOLOGY ACCESS PROGRAM of Northern Arizona University holds their 2019 EVIDENCE FOR SUCCESS DISABILITY CONFERENCE in Scottsdale. Contact Adi Schaeffer at Adi.Schaeffer@nau.edu or 602-728-9534.

7/16 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

7/16 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

7/17 Wednesday 1:00 p.m.

TUCSON COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES (CODI) is scheduled to meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Ward 6 Office on First Street. Call first to the City Clerk's Office at 520-791-4213.

7/18 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

7/18 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

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

7/20 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.

7/22 Monday through 8/02 Friday

The NFB of Arizona will hold two BELL ACADEMY programs at SAAVI this year. One was held in Tucson at the end of May. This date is for the Maricopa program at SAAVI on East Thomas Road in Phoenix, daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact Amy Porterfield at 520-795-1331 or aporterfield@saavi.us.

7/23 Monday

FALL EQUINOX.

7/23 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

7/23 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.

7/23 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 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.

7/25 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

7/27 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets in person on the fourth Saturday of January, April, July, and October from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Thunderbird Banner Medical Center at 5555 West Thunderbird Road in Glendale. Contact them at 602-758-0057 or 720-299-8039.

7/30 Tuesday through 8/04 Sunday

The 2019 NATIONAL BEEP BASEBALL WORLD SERIES will be in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center. Contact them at 2019@nbba.org.

7/30 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

7/30 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.

AUGUST 2019


8/01 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

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

8/01 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

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

8/03 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX CHAPTER meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Phoenix. Call 815-501-1153 for more information.

8/03 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

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

8/05 Monday 6:30 p.m.

The Tempe COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meetings are usually held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. For details contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

8/06 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

8/06 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.

8/07 Wednesday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix at 2:00 p.m. 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 robertsollars2@gmail.com for more information.

8/07 Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

GDUAZ, the Guide Dog Users of Arizona, monthly board meeting is open to the public by phone at 515-739-1030 using meeting code of 151 793 599.

8/08 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

8/13 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.

8/13 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

8/13 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.

8/14 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 City Hall, 1011 North Coronado Drive in Sierra Vista. Call 520-458-3315.

8/14 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise VETERANS, DISABILITY AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and will be on line at Surprise TV. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Michelle Boyer at michelle.boyer@surpriseaz.gov.

8/15 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

8/15 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

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

8/17 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.

8/20 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

8/20 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.

8/21 Wednesday 12:00 noon

Northern Arizona University’s COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN holds meetings at the University Union every third Wednesday of the month from noon until 1:30. Call Skype number 928-523-0078 using meeting code 5667562. Contact them at 928-523-8686 or sch276@nau.edu.

8/21 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.

8/22 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

8/22 Thursday 4:30 p.m.

Arizona COMMISSION FOR THE DEAF AND THE HARD OF HEARING (and deaf-blind) holds a free open public quarterly commissioner meeting in Phoenix. For details write to info@acdhh.az.gov or call 800-352-8161 Voice/TTY.

8/24 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets by teleconference from 1:30 to 3:30 at 605-475-6777 using meeting code of 9378. Contact them at 602-758-0057 or 720-299-8039.

8/26 Monday 5:30 p.m.

The BISBEE COMMITTEE ON DISABILITY ISSUES meets quarterly at either the Cochise County building on Melody Lane or Bisbee City Hall on Tovreaville Road. Contact Dwayne Wallace at 520-432-6002 or dwallace@bisbeeaz.gov.

8/27 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

8/27 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.

8/27 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 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.

8/29 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

SEPTEMBER 2019


9/01 Sunday DEADLINE

DEADLINE to apply for the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND’S BRIEF GRANT awarded in February. The BRIEF grant applications are accepted and disbursed three times per year. Applications are due by January 1, May 1, and September 1 for disbursements paid in February, June, and October. Go to acb.org/arizona/brief.html for details.

9/02 Monday

LABOR DAY.

9/02 Monday 6:30 p.m.

The Tempe COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meetings are usually held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. For details contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

9/03 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

9/03 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.

9/04 Wednesday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix at 2:00 p.m. 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 robertsollars2@gmail.com for more information.

9/04 Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

GDUAZ, the GUIDE DOG USERS OF ARIZONA, monthly board meeting is open to the public by phone at 515-739-1030 using meeting code of 151 793 599.

9/05 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

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

9/05 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

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

9/07 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX CHAPTER meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Phoenix. Call 815-501-1153 for more information.

9/07 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

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

9/10 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.

9/10 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

9/10 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.

9/11 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 City Hall, 1011 North Coronado Drive in Sierra Vista. Call 520-458-3315.

9/11 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise VETERANS, DISABILITY AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and will be on\ line at Surprise TV. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Michelle Boyer at michelle.boyer@surpriseaz.gov.

9/12 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

9/12 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.

9/14 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETINGS of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month at 9:00 a.m. Call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 85715# to join in.

9/17 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

9/17 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.

9/18 Wednesday 12:00 noon

Northern Arizona University’s COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN holds meetings at the University Union every third Wednesday of the month from noon until 1:30. Call Skype number 928-523-0078 using meeting code 5667562. Contact them at 928-523-8686 or sch276@nau.edu.

9/18 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.

9/19 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

9/19 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

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

9/21 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.

9/24 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

9/24 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.

9/24 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.

9/26 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

9/28 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets by teleconference from 1:30 to 3:30 at 605-475-6777 using meeting code of 9378. Contact them at 602-758-0057 or 720-299-8039.

OCTOBER 2019


10/01 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

10/01 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.

10/02 Wednesday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix at 2:00 p.m. 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 robertsollars2@gmail.com for more information.

10/02 Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

GDUAZ, the GUIDE DOG USERS OF ARIZONA, monthly board meeting is open to the public by phone at 515-739-1030 using meeting code of 151 793 599.

10/03 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

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

10/03 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

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

10/05 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX CHAPTER meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Phoenix. Call 815-501-1153 for more information.

10/05 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

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

10/07 Monday 6:30 p.m.

The Tempe COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meetings are usually held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. For details contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

10/08 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.

10/08 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

10/08 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.

10/09 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 City Hall, 1011 North Coronado Drive in Sierra Vista. Call 520-458-3315.

10/09 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise VETERANS, DISABILITY AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and will be on line at Surprise TV. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Michelle Boyer at michelle.boyer@surpriseaz.gov.

10/10 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

10/12 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETINGS of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month at 9:00 a.m. Call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 85715# to join in.

10/14 Monday

COLUMBUS DAY.

10/15 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

10/15 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.

10/16 Wednesday 12:00 noon

Northern Arizona University’s COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN holds meetings at the University Union every third Wednesday of the month from noon until 1:30. Call Skype number 928-523-0078 using meeting code 5667562. Contact them at 928-523-8686 or sch276@nau.edu.

10/16 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.

10/17 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

10/17 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

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

10/19 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.

10/22 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

10/22 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.

10/22 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 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 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

10/26 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets in person on the fourth Saturday of January, April, July, and October from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Thunderbird Banner Medical Center at 5555 West Thunderbird Road in Glendale. Contact them at 602-758-0057 or 720-299-8039.

10/27 Sunday 6:30 p.m. Tucson

HELLO, DOLLY! is a fully described musical by BROADWAY IN TUCSON at the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall in Tucson. It runs described for one show only. HELLO, DOLLY is now touring America, paying tribute to the original work of legendary director-choreographer Gower Champion. For details contact Broadway in Tucson at 520-903-2929 or info@broadwayintucson.com.

10/29 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

10/29 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.

10/31 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

NOVEMBER 2019


11/02 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX CHAPTER meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Phoenix. Call 815-501-1153 for more information.

11/02 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

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

11/03 Sunday 2:00 a.m.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ends at 2:00 a.m.

11/04 Monday 6:30 p.m.

The Tempe COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meetings are usually held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. For details contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

11/05 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

11/05 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.

11/06 Wednesday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix at 2:00 p.m. 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 robertsollars2@gmail.com for more information.

11/07 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

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

11/07 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

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

11/07 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.

11/09 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETINGS of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month at 9:00 a.m. Call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 85715# to join in.

11/11 Monday

VETERANS' DAY.

11/12 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.

11/12 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

11/12 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.

11/13 Wednesday 3:30 p.m.

The Sierra Vista COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES meets the second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1011 North Coronado Drive in Sierra Vista. Call 520-458-3315.

11/13 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise VETERANS, DISABILITY AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and will be on line at Surprise TV. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Michelle Boyer at michelle.boyer@surpriseaz.gov.

11/14 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

11/15 Friday and 11/16 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The 23rd annual VRATE, the VISION REHABILITATION AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY EXPO, will be at the Glendale Civic Center, 5750 West Glen Drive in Glendale. Learn about assistive technology, hear from professionals on topics such as new research in the field of vision, employment, and much more. There is no charge to attend. Featured speakers include Mike Armstrong of the Blind Tiger Martial Arts Academy, Sean Callagy of Callagy Law, and certified Vision Rehabilitation Specialist Bill Boules, source of The Field of Vision podcast. Volunteers are very much needed at the registration table, as guides and so on, and lunch will be provided. Contact Mike Abell, VRATE Volunteer coordinator at bigdog4744@gmail.com or 602 253-4084.

11/16 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.

11/19 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

11/19 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.

11/20 Wednesday 12:00 noon

Northern Arizona University’s COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN holds meetings at the University Union every third Wednesday of the month from noon until 1:30. Call Skype number 928-523-0078 using meeting code 5667562. Contact them at 928-523-8686 or sch276@nau.edu.

11/20 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.

11/21 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

11/21 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

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

11/21 Thursday 4:30 p.m.

Arizona COMMISSION FOR THE DEAF AND THE HARD OF HEARING (and deaf-blind) holds a free open public quarterly commissioner meeting at 100 North 15th Avenue in Phoenix. For details write to info@acdhh.az.gov or call 800-352-8161 Voice/TTY.

11/23 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets by teleconference from 1:30 to 3:30 at 605-475-6777 using meeting code of 9378. Contact them at 602-758-0057 or 720-299-8039.

11/24 Sunday 6:30 p.m. Tucson

ANASTASIA is a described play by BROADWAY IN TUCSON at the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall in Tucson. It runs described for one show only. From the Tony-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. For details contact Broadway in Tucson at 520-903-2929 or info@broadwayintucson.com.

11/25 Monday 5:30 p.m.

The BISBEE COMMITTEE ON DISABILITY ISSUES meets quarterly at either the Cochise County building on Melody Lane or Bisbee City Hall on Tovreaville Road. Contact Dwayne Wallace at 520-432-6002 or dwallace@bisbeeaz.gov.

11/26 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

11/26 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.

11/26 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.

11/28 Thursday

THANKSGIVING DAY.

11/28 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

DECEMBER 2019


12/02 Monday 6:30 p.m.

The Tempe COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meetings are usually held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. For details contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

12/03 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

12/03 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.

12/04 Wednesday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix at 2:00 p.m. 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 robertsollars2@gmail.com for more information.

12/05 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

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

12/05 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

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

12/07 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX CHAPTER meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Phoenix. Call 815-501-1153 for more information.

12/07 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

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

12/10 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.

12/10 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

12/10 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.

12/11 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 City Hall, 1011 North Coronado Drive in Sierra Vista. Call 520-458-3315.

12/11 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise VETERANS, DISABILITY AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and will be on line at Surprise TV. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Michelle Boyer at michelle.boyer@surpriseaz.gov.

12/12 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

12/14 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETINGS of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month at 9:00 a.m. Call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 85715# to join in.

12/17 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

12/17 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.

12/18 Wednesday 12:00 noon

Northern Arizona University’s COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN holds meetings at the University Union every third Wednesday of the month from noon until 1:30. Call Skype number 928-523-0078 using meeting code 5667562. Contact them at 928-523-8686 or sch276@nau.edu.

12/18 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.

12/19 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

12/19 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

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

12/21 Saturday

Winter Solstice.

12/21 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.

12/23 Monday

Chanukah begins.

12/24 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND does not meet today. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

12/24 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.

12/24? 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.

12/25 Wednesday

CHRISTMAS DAY.

12/26 Thursday

first day of Kwanzaa.

12/26 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

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

12/28 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets by teleconference from 1:30 to 3:30 at 605-475-6777 using meeting code of 9378. Contact them at 602-758-0057 or 720-299-8039.

12/31 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND does not meet today. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

12/31 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.

NEXT YEAR 2020


1/01 Wednesday

New Year's Day.

1/19 Sunday 6:30 p.m. Tucson

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is a fully described play by BROADWAY IN TUCSON at the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall in Tucson. It runs described for one show only. What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get this classic murder mystery chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania. Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous, with an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything, including their lines. For details contact Broadway in Tucson at 520-903-2929 or info@broadwayintucson.com.

1/20 Monday

Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

2/10 Monday

NFB’s annual WASHINGTON SEMINAR Washington is where members of the National Federation of the Blind convene to learn about and advocate for legislative initiatives that will improve the lives of blind Americans. Contact Gabe Cazares at 410-659-9314 or gcazares@nfb.org.

2/12 Wednesday

Lincoln's Birthday.

2/14 Friday

Valentine's Day.

2/16 Sunday 6:30 p.m. Tucson

THE BOOK OF MORMON is a nine-time Tony-winning fully described musical by BROADWAY IN TUCSON at the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall in Tucson. It runs described for one show only. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. For details contact Broadway in Tucson at 520-903-2929 or info@broadwayintucson.com.

2/17 Monday

Presidents' Day.

3/08 Sunday

Daylight Saving Time starts at 2:00 a.m.

3/17 Tuesday

St. Patrick's Day.

3/19 Thursday

Spring Equinox.

3/29 Sunday 6:30 p.m. Tucson

A BRONX TALE is a fully described play by BROADWAY IN TUCSON at the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall in Tucson. It runs described for one show only. Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Alan Menken, A BRONX TALE is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family. For details contact Broadway in Tucson at 520-903-2929 or info@broadwayintucson.com.

4/12 Sunday

Easter Sunday.

4/15 Wednesday

Tax Day.

4/19 Sunday

Orthodox Easter.

5/02 Saturday

Kentucky Derby.

5/10 Sunday

Mother's Day.

5/25 Monday

Memorial Day.

6/07 Sunday 6:30 p.m. Tucson

COME FROM AWAY is a fully described musical by BROADWAY IN TUCSON at the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall in Tucson. It runs described for one show only and takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. For details contact Broadway in Tucson at 520-903-2929 or info@broadwayintucson.com.

6/20 Saturday

Summer Solstice.

6/21 Sunday

Father's Day.

7/04 Saturday

Independence Day.

9/07 Monday

Labor Day.

9/19 Saturday

Rosh Hashana.

9/22 Tuesday

Fall Equinox.

9/28 Monday

Yom Kippur.

10/12 Monday

Columbus Day.

11/01 Sunday

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 a.m.

11/03 Tuesday

Election Day.

11/11 Wednesday

Veterans Day (once Armistice Day).

11/26 Thursday

Thanksgiving Day.

12/21 Monday

Winter Solstice.

12/25 Friday

Christmas Day.

12/26 Saturday

First day of Kwanzaa.


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