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REMINDER CALENDAR - MARICOPA, YUMA, PINAL COUNTIES AND NORTHWARD

Upcoming visual impairment related events in Maricopa County. This calendar is a relatively short term reminder list of events with a blindness or other visual impairment component. Click here for the longer term Arizona Statewide edition. All times are Mountain Standard Time. JAWS users can navigate by headings or paragraphs. Press the letter H to move through the headings, or Shift H to step backwards through the headings.


THIS MONTH


8/22 Wednesday

Today is a safe deadline to mail back mail-in ballots for the 2018 primary elections on 8/28. For an audio version of the Clean Elections Voter Guide call 480-774-8320 or 877-361-8821. You will hear voting information as well as candidate's statements of those running for office in the Arizona primaries at the state and district level.

8/22 Wednesday 4:15 p.m.

The Phoenix MAYOR'S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES holds open public meetings on the fourth Wednesday of every even month at the Phoenix Fire Department, 150 South 12th Street in Phoenix. For more details contact Peter Fischer at 602-534-9276.

8/23 Thursday 4:30 p.m. Tucson

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing Commissioner meeting is at the DoubleTree Hotel at 445 South Alvernon Way in Tucson.

8/28 Tuesday

Primary voting day.

8/28 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.

8/30 Thursday to 9/02 Sunday

The 2018 annual ARIZONA NFB STATEWIDE CONVENTION is at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix. Contact Bryan Duarte at bjduarte@asu.edu for convention details. Out of town transportation may be available on SAAVI Vans; contact Amy Porterfield at aporterfield@saavi.us or 520-795-1331. Another option is to take the FlixBus. Financial assistance may be available if you contact Sami Hamed at 520-903-1190 or shamed@saavi.us.

SEPTEMBER


9/01 Saturday DEADLINE

DEADLINE to apply for the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND’S BRIEF GRANT awarded in October. 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 to the vendor or provider of services in February, June, and October. Go to acb.org/arizona/brief.html for details.

9/01 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX chapter meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at Coco’s, 2026 North 7th Street in Phoenix. Call 815-501-1153 for more information.

9/01 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, or Flag at 928-779-1775.

9/03 Monday

LABOR DAY.

9/03 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.

9/03 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.

9/06 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

THE ARIZONA DISABILITY COALITION holds an open public meeting on the first Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to noon at ABILITY360 on Washington Street in Phoenix. You can also attend by teleconference by calling 602-443-9061. For details call them at 602-262-2900.

9/08 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETINGS of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until about 11:00. Please call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 29222 to join the board meeting.

9/10 Monday NOMINATION DEADLINE

The Chandler Mayor’s COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES holds their 27th Annual Disability Awareness Awards to recognize those whose work exemplifies the national effort to increase public awareness of the contributions and skills of workers with disabilities, including professionals that work each day in the disabilities field and students excelling with disabilities. Nomination Forms must be received by September 10 and awards will be presented by the Mayor October 10. Contact Collette Prather at 480-782-2709 or therapeutic.recreation@chandleraz.gov.

9/11 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.

9/12 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.

9/13 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.

9/15 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.

9/17 Monday 1:00 p.m.

Arizona State Independent Living Council FULL COUNCIL MEETING is held in-person at 3839 N. 3rd Street in Phoenix and via conference call. For more information go to the above link or contact Melissa Ann Santora at melissa@azsilc.org or 602-262-2900.

9/19 Wednesday 12:00 noon

THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN at NAU holds a monthly meeting every third Wednesday of the month from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. at Northern Arizona University Union.

9/21 Friday 1:00 p.m.

ARIZONA STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL meets from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 at Ability 360 in Phoenix. For more information call 602-262-2900.

9/22 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.

9/24 Monday and 9/25 Tuesday

The Pacific ADA Center presents their AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT UPDATE CONFERENCE 2018 at the Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel in Oakland, California. This conference has over 12 hours of credits available for Architects, ADA Coordinators, Rehabilitation Counselors and CASps. A session will also be held later the same week in Los Angeles. Contact them at 800-949-4232 or support@adapacific.org.

9/25 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.

9/26 Wednesday 4:15 p.m.

The Phoenix MAYOR'S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES holds open public meetings on the fourth Wednesday of every even month at the Phoenix Fire Department, 150 South 12th Street in Phoenix. For more details contact Peter Fischer at 602-534-9276.

9/27 Thursday and 9/28 Friday

The Pacific ADA Center presents their AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT UPDATE CONFERENCE 2018 at the Los Angeles Renaissance Airport Hotel in California. This conference has over 12 hours of credits available for Architects, ADA Coordinators, Rehabilitation Counselors and CASps. Contact them at 800-949-4232 or support@adapacific.org.

9/28 Friday 5:50 p.m.

The 2018 WHINE & CHEESE fundraiser from the Arizona Friends of Talking Books will be at the University Club of Phoenix from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Spend a beautiful evening in the garden sipping wine, listening to live music, munching on delicious hors d'oeuvres, and shopping the exciting silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Arizona Talking Book Library.

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