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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


4/19 Thursday 2:00 p.m. Phoenix

Described live matinee performance by the ARIZONA THEATER COMPANY at 222 East Monroe Street in Phoenix occur only twice this show’s run. LOW DOWN DIRTY BLUES by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman is a sizzling musical revue that finds a group of veteran blues musicians assembled for an after-hours jam session to swap stories and share their favorite low down dirty tunes, pulled from the greatest hits of Muddy Waters, Mae West, Ma Rainey, Sophie Tucker, Howlin’ Wolf, Pearl Bailey, and many others. Featuring nearly two-dozen smokin’ songs filled with passion, soul, and a love of life, these hot rhythms celebrate the bawdier side of the blues and are guaranteed to keep the theatre sultry and steamy from the first note to the last. For more details go to ArizonaTheatre.org or call 602-256-6995.

4/21 Saturday 8:00 a.m.

The PEORIA SUNSET LIONS hold their sixth annual TEE OFF FOR SIGHT golf tournament, a major fundraiser for the Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation. For more information call Rachelle Barrett at 623-974-3239 or rarebit@cox.net.

4/21 Saturday 9:00 a.m. RESCHEDULED FROM LAST WEEK

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

4/21 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

FBC’s SHARP program holds a special fundraising event called DINING IN THE DARK with a lasagna dinner prepared and served to family and friends by the SHARP students from 5:30 p.m. until about 6:00. Sign up deadline is 4/14.

4/21 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.

4/22 Sunday 11:00 a.m.

SAZCB community dining fundraiser is all day from 11:00 a.mn. to 11:00 p.m. at On The Border Restaurant & Cantina on Broadway in Tucson. Bring a FLYER and 20 per cent of the money you pay on your bill, with very few exceptions, goes directly to the Southern Arizona Council of the Blind. For details contact Lindsey McHugh at lindseymchugh@gmail.com.

4/24 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.

4/25 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.

4/27 Friday 12:00 noon through 4/28 Saturday 4:00 p.m.

The ABILITY 360 CENTER HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR is free to the general public. This 2-day event will offer multiple education, exhibition opportunities and health screenings to an estimated 1,000 attendees. Contact David Carey at 602-443-0723 or davidc@ability360.org.

4/28 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

FBC’s SHARP Program holds a Spring Training Workshop on Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) and Individualized Education Programs (IEP).

4/28 Saturday

Beep Baseball Clinic is a SAAVI Saturday youth event. Have you ever wanted to play baseball? Do you like playing team sports with friends? Join SAAVI for a fun day of Beep Baseball. For more information contact Jordan Moon at 602-795-0195 or jmoon@saavi.us.

4/28 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

THE ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING and board officers and directors election is at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix from 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. No fees for members and non-members only need to come up with a five dollar pizza fee. Steve Welker will share about his journey with blindness and his current pursuits, Officer Walter Olsen will talk about personal safety, and AzCB member Roy Stinson will share about his journey with vision loss. RSVP by 2:00 p.m. on 4/17 to Barbara McDonald at barbmcd45@gmail.com.

4/28 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

FBC’s SHARP program holds an INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM (IEP) WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS at 1234 East Northern Avenue in Phoenix. This workshop is designed to help parents understand the IEP document and how to prepare for and effectively participate in the meeting. Child care is provided. RSVP to Ashley Cerna at 602-337-8264 or acerna@seeitourway.org.

4/28 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.

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