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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


6/20 Wednesday 5:00 p.m.

The American Council of the Blind’s 2018 ACB CANDIDATES FORUM will take place online via Zoom, via ACB radio or by phone. We have no other information yet, so go to the above link for details.

6/21 Thursday through 6/23

The 2018 USABA Goalball National Championships are in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Contact Jaime Garzon at jaime@turnstone.org or 260-969-7677.

6/23 Saturday 10:00 a.m.

The CENTRAL ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 in person at SAAVI on 4222 East Thomas Road in Phoenix and you may also phone in to 218-548-3992 using the meeting code of 6320547 pound sign. As always, membership is not needed. Contact Gail Wilt at GWilt@saavi.us for details.

6/23 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

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

6/25 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.

6/26 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.

6/26 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BLINDNESS & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT holds an open public meeting of their EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at 1789 West Jefferson Street in Phoenix. You can also attend by teleconference call. The agenda is at the above link or contact Lindsey Powers at LPowers@azdes.gov or 602-542-3780 for more details.

6/27 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.

6/28 Thursday 12:10 p.m.

Theatre360 matinee performance presents described original theatre pieces along with published plays from WE NEED TO TALK TOO, a troupe of artists dedicated to the personal, social and political voices of people with disabilities. Themes, format and length of performance vary based on the works presented and the needs of specific audiences. Post-performance discussions are available to provide forums for dialogue about Theatre360’s artistic process and to explore the artistic voices of audience members. This is at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix.

6/29 Friday to 7/06 Friday

The 57th annual AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND CONFERENCE AND CONVENTION is at the Union Station Hotel in St Louis, Missouri.

6/30 Saturday to 7/04 Wednesday

The 2018 LIONS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION is in Las Vegas. Contact lcicon2018@gmail.com for more information.

JULY


7/02 Monday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Monday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix from 4:00 p.m. until about 6:00. The group’s focus is all who are blind or otherwise visually impaired and who want to write for publication. Contact Robert Sollars at 480-251-5197 or rdsollars@aol.com for more information.

7/02 Monday 6:30 p.m.

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

7/03 Tuesday through 7/08 Sunday

The 2018 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND NATIONAL CONVENTION will be at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando Florida. Contact the National Federation of the Blind at 410-659-9314 or at the link above.

7/04 Wednesday

INDEPENDENCE DAY.

7/05 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.

7/07 Saturday 8:00 p.m.

SUN SOUNDS broadcasts the descriptive audio of a classic movie on the first Saturday of every month at 8:00 p.m. For more information contact Sun Sounds at Info@sunsounds.org, or call the Tempe office at 480-774-8300, Tucson at 520-296-2400, or Flag at 928-779-1775.

7/07 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 602-281-5955 for more information.

7/08 Sunday through 7/10 Tuesday

Northern Arizona University’s and the Arizona Technology Access Program (AzTAP) holds the annual Combined Disability Conference titled EVIDENCE FOR SUCCESS. It’s at the We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center in Fountain Hills. They have over 65 sessions to choose from and offer up to 18 Continuing Education contact hours.

7/10 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.

7/11 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise’s DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING 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 Michelle Boyer at michelle.boyer@surpriseaz.gov.

7/11 Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

The GUIDE DOG USERS OF ARIZONA monthly board meeting teleconference call is always open to the public. Phone 515-739-1030 and use meeting code 151-793-599.

7/12 Thursday 4:00 p.m.

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

7/14 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

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

7/16 Monday through 7/27 Friday

The NFB of Arizona will hold their second 2018 BELL ACADEMY program at SAAVI in Phoenix, daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact Alyssa Bracamonte at 520-795-1331 or abracamonte@saavi.us.

7/16 Monday through 7/21 Saturday Phoenix

The 2018 ARIZONA YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM will be held at two separate venues, Flagstaff and Phoenix. In Phoenix it starts Monday 7/16 and in Flag it started 6/15. The application deadline is Sunday 4/15. For more information contact Melissa Ann Santora at melissa@azsilc.org or 602-262-2900.

7/18 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.

7/19 Thursday to 7/21 Saturday

The Usher Syndrome Coalition presents the FOURTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON USHER SYNDROME in conjunction with the 10TH ANNUAL USH CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE in Mainz, Germany. The Symposium will be a scientific forum where the world’s leading experts come together to advance Usher syndrome research. The Family Conference on July 21st is an opportunity to learn about the latest research and news, and to connect with researchers, other Usher individuals and families. For more information write to info@usher-syndrome.org.

7/21 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.

7/24 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.

7/25 Wednesday through 7/29 Sunday

The ASSOCIATION FOR EDUCATION OF THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED (AER) 2018 International Conference is at the Peppermill Resort in Reno Nevada. Contact them at the links above or call 703-671-4500.

7/25 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.

7/28 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

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

7/29 Sunday to 8/04 Saturday

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND ENGINEERING QUOTIENT (EQ) program is a weeklong summer engineering program for blind and low-vision teens who are ready to learn new things, meet new people, and have an adventure this summer. To learn more, visit the above link.

7/29 Sunday through 8/05 Sunday

The 2018 NBBA BEEP BASEBALL WORLD SERIES is in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Contact the organizers at 2018@nbba.org.

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