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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


12/13 Wednesday 3:00 p.m.

The GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BLINDNESS & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT holds an open public meeting of their A T COMMITTEE from 3:00 p.m. to 4:40 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.

12/13 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.

12/15 Friday

Open enrollment period for Obamacare 2018 ends today.

12/15 Friday 9:30 a.m.

The Foundation for Blind Children has a PARENT-TO-PARENT GROUP meeting from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon at 1234 East Northern Avenue in Phoenix. It will be parent - child story time.

12/16 Saturday 5:00 p.m. through 12/17 Sunday9:00 a.m.

Foundation for Blind Children’s SHARP program holds its WINTER LOCK-IN at 1234 East Northern Avenue in Phoenix starting at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday until 9:00 a.m. Sunday. Dinner and breakfast are provided. Sign up deadline is 12/09.

12/16 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.

12/23? 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.

12/23 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.

12/25 Monday

CHRISTMAS DAY.

12/26? 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.

12/27 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.

JANUARY 2018


1/04 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 write to Larry Wanger at larry@azsilc.org or call them at 602-262-2900.

1/06 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.

1/06 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 602-281-5955 for more information.

1/10 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.

1/11 Thursday 2:00 p.m. Phoenix

Described live matinee performance by the ARIZONA THEATER COMPANY at 222 East Monroe Street in Phoenix occur only once this show’s run. MAN OF LA MANCHA is a new production of the Tony Award winning favorite about dreaming the impossible dream. This new staging takes inspiration from the spontaneous, raw theatricality of flamenco performance, focusing on the passion and virtuosity of the performers and musicians as they tell the intertwined stories of Don Quixote and his imprisoned creator, Miguel de Cervantes. For more details go to ArizonaTheatre.org or call 602-256-6995.

1/12 Friday through 1/14 Sunday

Ability 360 is hosting a 3-day Goalball Tournament. The fee is $35 per person, including coaches, staff, and athletes and includes facility, staffing, officials, awards, Friday evening meal, Saturday lunch, and Saturday evening meal. Forms due by 12/01. Contact Kelsey Bocken at 602-606-2757.

1/13 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.

1/15 Monday

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY.

1/20 Saturday 11:00 a.m.

THE SOUTHERN ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND meets by teleconference call on the third Saturday of every odd month from 11:00 a.m. to about 1:00. Call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 85715 to join in. Every even month there is a physical meeting that can also be attended by phone.

1/20 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.

1/23 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.

1/24 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.

1/24 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.

1/27 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.