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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


10/22 Tuesday 12:00 noon

The Flagstaff COMMISSION ON INCLUSION AND ADAPTIVE LIVING 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.

10/23 Wednesday 5:00 p.m. RESCHEDULED TO 11/07.

The Phoenix Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues' DISABILITY AWARDS AND RECOGNITION event is rescheduled to 11/07. Call Tennille Burton at 602-495-5259.

10/25 Friday 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to request a mail-in ballot for the elections on November 05. Contact your COUNTY RECORDER'S OFFICE.

10/26 Saturday

No SHARP program today. For more details check the Facebook page at the above link or call them at 602-678-5817.

10/26 Saturday 10:00 a.m. CANCELLED

CENTRAL ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND meets at SAAVI on Thomas Road in Phoenix normally on the fourth Saturday of the month but this month it was held last week. Contact Gail Wilt at gwilt@saavi.us or 602-795-0195.

10/26 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.

10/26 Saturday 6:00 p.m.

THE FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS holds its THIRD ANNUAL DINING IN THE DARK fundraiser at the Moon Valley Country Club in Phoenix. Contact Fai Mo at fai.azffb@gmail.com or Cora Colebank at cbcolebank@gmail.com.

10/27 Sunday 6:00 p.m.

Monthly ACB FAMILIES PEER SUPPORT call is on the fourth Sunday of each month. The dial-in number is 712-432-3900 and the code is 796096. Contact Carla Ruschival at carla40206@gmail.com.

10/30 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Tempe/ASU

ANASTASIA is a live described play at the ASU Gammage Auditorium in Tempe. This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, 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.

NOVEMBER 2019


11/02 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The SHARP SUPER SATURDAY program meets at the Foundation for Blind Children, 1234 East Northern Avenue in Phoenix from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. doing activities like art, science, and home economics. There is no cost. Sign up deadline is October 26. For more details check the Facebook page at the above link or call them at 602-678-5817.

11/02 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.

11/03 Sunday 2:00 a.m.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ends at 2:00 a.m.

11/04 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.

11/05 Tuesday 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Election Day. Remember that the Arizona Center for Disability Law staffs a hotline to address election concerns for individuals with disabilities related to the right to vote independently, accessibility, voting machines, and more. From 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., you can call them at 602-274-6287 or 1-800-927-2260.

11/05 Tuesday 11:00 a.m.

The ARIZONA STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL’s EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE meets by conference call. Contact them at 602-262-2900 or info@azsilc.org.

11/06 Wednesday 1:00 p.m.

Quarterly teleconferenced meeting of the the full ARIZONA STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL is from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 at the ARIZONA DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL in Phoenix. Contact them at 602-262-2900 or info@azsilc.org.

11/07 Thursday and 11/08 Wednesday

The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired FALL 2019 AER CONFERENCE will be in Tucson. Details to come.

11/07 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.

11/07 Thursday 5:00 p.m. RESCHEDULED from 10/23

The Phoenix Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues' DISABILITY AWARDS AND RECOGNITION event is at the Burton Barr central library. Call Tennille Burton at 602-495-5259.

11/09 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.

11/11 Monday

VETERANS' DAY.

11/12 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.

11/13 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise VETERANS, DISABILITY AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and will be online at Surprise TV. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Michelle Boyer at michelle.boyer@surpriseaz.gov.

11/15 Friday and 11/16 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The 23rd annual VRATE, the VISION REHABILITATION AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY EXPO, will be at the Glendale Civic Center, 5750 West Glen Drive in Glendale. Learn about assistive technology, hear from professionals on topics such as new research in the field of vision, employment, and much more. There is no charge to attend. Featured speakers include Mike Armstrong of the Blind Tiger Martial Arts Academy, Sean Callagy of Callagy Law, and certified Vision Rehabilitation Specialist Bill Boules, source of The Field of Vision podcast. Volunteers are very much needed at the registration table, as guides and so on, and lunch will be provided. Contact Mike Abell, VRATE Volunteer coordinator at bigdog4744@gmail.com or 602 253-4084.

11/16 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.

11/20 Wednesday 12:00 noon

Northern Arizona University’s COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN holds meetings at the University Union every third Wednesday of the month from noon until 1:30. Call Skype number 928-523-0078 using meeting code 5667562. Contact them at 928-523-8686 or sch276@nau.edu.

11/21 Thursday 4:30 p.m.

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 800-352-8161 Voice/TTY.

11/23 Saturday 10:00 a.m.

CENTRAL ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND meets at SAAVI on Thomas Road in Phoenix from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 every fourth Saturday of the month. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a member, and you can always phone in to 218-548-3992 using meeting code 6320547#. Bring a lunch, snack from some vending machines, or order out from Jimmy John’s at 602-396-7443 for their regular delivery at 11:00 Saturday. Contact Gail Wilt at gwilt@saavi.us or 602-795-0195.

11/23 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets by teleconference from 1:30 to 3:30 at 605-475-6777 using meeting code of 9378. Contact them at 602-758-0057 or 720-299-8039.

11/24 Sunday 4:00 p.m.

The TENUTA TORCIANO WINERY in San Gimignano, Italy holds a tasting fundraiser for the ARIZONA CENTER FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED in Phoenix from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00. It’s an early evening tasting event of Italian food and wine showcasing the finest from Tuscany. Learn about winemaking and tasting from their Tuscany-trained Wine Conductor presenting various wines, oils and vinegars. All will be paired with Italian meats, cheeses and breads for the full Tuscan experience. ACBVI in Arizona.

1/24 Sunday 7:00 p.m.

Monthly ACB FAMILIES PEER SUPPORT call is on the fourth Sunday of each month. The dial-in number is 712-432-3900 and the code is 796096. Contact Carla Ruschival at carla40206@gmail.com.

11/26 Tuesday 12:00 noon

The Flagstaff COMMISSION ON INCLUSION AND ADAPTIVE LIVING 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.

11/28 Thursday

THANKSGIVING DAY.

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