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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


1/21 Tuesday 12:00 noon

The Flagstaff COMMISSION ON INCLUSION AND ADAPTIVE LIVING meetings are open to the public and usually 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.

1/23 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.

1/24 Friday 9:30 a.m.

FBC’s PARENT TO PARENT GROUP program does not meet today. For more information contact Cody Alvarez at 602-678-5817 or calvarez@seeitourway.org.

1/25 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

SHARP’S CANE QUEST is an orientation & mobility challenge for people in grades 3 to 12 who meet a certain visual acuity classification and use a long white cane. It is at 1234 East Northern Avenue in Phoenix from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

1/25 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.

1/29 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Tempe/ASU

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is at the ASU Gammage Auditorium in Tempe. The original production won ten Tony Awards, including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. You’ll be there when the sun rises on this new production, with stunning movement and dance, a wonderful cast, and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. Audio Description is available via wireless headphones at this one performance of this show only. Use the link above or contact the box office at 480-965-3434 or boxoffice@asugammage.com.

1/31 Friday 9:30 a.m.

FBC’s PARENT TO PARENT GROUP program meets from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Today it’s ASK THE TVI AND O&M with Nakesha & Kayte at the West Valley location, 2430 South 75th Avenue in Phoenix. For more information contact Cody Alvarez at 602-678-5817 or calvarez@seeitourway.org.

FEBRUARY 2020


2/01 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

SHARP’S SUPER SATURDAY is at 1234 East Northern Avenue in Phoenix. It is usually the first Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. They will be doing activities like art, science, and home economics. There is no cost. Sign up deadline is 1/25.

2/01 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.

2/02 Sunday to 2/04 Tuesday

Arizona Disabled Sports holds the 28TH ANNUAL SKIABLE ADAPTIVE ALPINE EXPERIENCE at Arizona Snowbowl in the mountains of Flagstaff. Beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers with a physical disability or visual impairment will experience an unforgettable time on the slopes. Call 480-835-6273.

2/03 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.

2/08 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.

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.

2/11 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. Call 480-782-2702 for more information.

2/12 Wednesday

Lincoln's Birthday.

2/12 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise VETERANS, DISABILITY AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6 p.m. All meetings, are open to the public, and will be televised on Surprise TV and online at www.surpriseaz.gov/surprisetv. For more details contact Yvonne Lopez at yvonne.lopez@surpriseaz.gov or 623-222-3239.

2/14 Friday

Valentine's Day.

2/15 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.

2/17 Monday

PRESIDENTS' DAY.

2/18 Tuesday

Deadline to register if you haven't yet done so and want to vote in the Presidential Preference Election on 3/17. For problems that may come up, contact the Arizona Secretary of State at 602-542-8683 or 877-843-8683.

2/18 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

The Tucson Arizona Regional BRAILLE CHALLENGE is at ASDB in Tucson. Contact Cody Alvarez in Phoenix at calvarez@seeitourway.org or 602-678-5817, and/or Lisa Yencarelli at lisa.yencarelli@asdb.az.gov or 520-770-3247.

2/20 Thursday 4:30 p.m.

Quarterly commissioner meeting of the 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 602-542-3323 or 800-352-8161 Voice/TTY.

2/25 Tuesday 12:00 noon

The Flagstaff COMMISSION ON INCLUSION AND ADAPTIVE LIVING meetings are open to the public and usually 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.

2/28 Friday 8:00 a.m.

The 2020 AFRICAN AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON DISABILITIES will take place at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix. The conference is open to the general public, including people with disabilities, family members and professionals in search of answers pertaining to issues in their community ranging from employment, finances, education, healthcare, mental health and civil rights. Continuing Education Units and Continuing Legal Education Credits are available. Contact David Carey at 602-443-0723 or davidc@ability360.org.

2/29 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

THE FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS’ 2020 ARIZONA VISIONWALK is at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix. Contact Donna Cohen at 866-782-7330 or DCohen@FightingBlindness.org.