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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


8/24 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, asking them to deliver at 11:00 Saturday. Contact Gail Wilt at gwilt@saavi.us or 602-795-0195 for more details.

8/24 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.

8/27 Tuesday

Arizona primary voting day, mostly by mail only. Get correct and up-to-date registration detail from the list of county recorders at arizonarecorders.html. You can check your registration status by going to voter.azsos.gov/VoterView/RegistrantSearch.do.

8/27 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI Services for the Blind offers a free COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP for blind/visually impaired people every Tuesday at 4222 East Thomas Road in Phoenix. Learn new skills to remain independent and meet other blind/visually impaired people who are also adjusting to changes in their vision. Call Connie Leblond at 602-795-0195.

8/27 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.

8/28 Wednesday 4:15 p.m. NEW AGENDA

The Phoenix MAYOR'S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES holds open public meetings on the third or the fourth Wednesday of every even month at the Phoenix Fire Department, 150 South 12th Street in Phoenix. For more details contact Tennille Burton at 602-495-5259.

8/29 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

The Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council holds a meeting of the BOARD OF DIRECTORS at Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 100 North 15th Avenue in Phoenix from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30. Contact them at 602-262-2900 or info@azsilc.org.

8/29 Thursday 12:30 p.m.

The Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council holds a FULL COUNCIL MEETING at Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 100 North 15th Avenue in Phoenix from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30. Full council meetings are held in-person and via conference call. The call-in number is 888-296-6500 using meeting code of 857952#. Contact them at 602-262-2900 or info@azsilc.org.

8/30 Friday to 9/01 Sunday

The NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF ARIZONA STATE CONVENTION will be held at the HYATT REGENCY DOWNTOWN in Phoenix. Contact Bryan Duarte at bjduarte@asu.edu.

SEPTEMBER 2019


9/01 Sunday DEADLINE

DEADLINE to apply for the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND’S BRIEF GRANT awarded in October. The BRIEF grant applications are accepted and disbursed three times per year. Applications are due by January 1, May 1, and September 1 for disbursements paid in February, June, and October. Go to acb.org/arizona/brief.html for details.

9/02 Monday

LABOR DAY.

9/02 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.

9/03 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI Services for the Blind offers a free COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP for blind/visually impaired people every Tuesday at 4222 East Thomas Road in Phoenix. Learn new skills to remain independent and meet other blind/visually impaired people who are also adjusting to changes in their vision. Call Connie Leblond at 602-795-0195.

9/07 Saturday 9:30 a.m. VENUE CHANGE

NFB PHOENIX CHAPTER meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at Coco's in Phoenix. Call 815-501-1153 for more information.

9/09 Monday and 9/10 Tuesday San Francisco

ADA UPDATE CONFERENCES 2019 from the Pacific ADA Center are in San Francisco on 9/09 and Los Angeles on 9/12. This conference is at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco and it will cover employment, responsibilities of state & local governments, public accommodations, health care, emergency management and transportation issues. Contact the Pacific ADA Center at support@adapacific.org.

9/09 Monday 1:00 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 1:00 p.m. to 3:00, but that was a holiday. 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 robertsollars2@gmail.com for more information.

9/10 Tuesday DEADLINE

Deadline for EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR and EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR nominations for the 27TH ANNUAL DISABILITY AWARENESS AWARDS from Chandler Mayor Tibshraeny’s Committee for People with Disabilities. Contact Collette Prather at 480-782-2709.

9/10 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.

9/10 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI Services for the Blind offers a free COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP for blind/visually impaired people every Tuesday at 4222 East Thomas Road in Phoenix. Learn new skills to remain independent and meet other blind/visually impaired people who are also adjusting to changes in their vision. Call Connie Leblond at 602-795-0195.

9/11 Wednesday to 9/13 Friday

The WESTERN REGIONAL EARLY INTERVENTION CONFERENCE is at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield Colorado. The theme is AIM HIGH: ELEVATING OUR EARLY INTERVENTION PRACTICES. The conference means to support families and professionals working with children from birth to five years old who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, or deafblind. Contact Dinah Beams at dbeams@comcast.net.

9/11 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 on\ line at Surprise TV. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Michelle Boyer at michelle.boyer@surpriseaz.gov.

9/12 Thursday and 9/13 Friday Los Angeles

ADA UPDATE CONFERENCES 2019 from the Pacific ADA Center were in San Francisco on 9/09 and this one is in Los Angeles on 9/12. This conference is at the Four Points Sheraton in Los Angeles and it will cover employment, responsibilities of state & local governments, public accommodations, health care, emergency management and transportation issues. Contact the Pacific ADA Center at support@adapacific.org.

9/12 Thursday 4:00 p.m.

ARIZONA SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND (ASDB) BOARD MEETING is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at the Berger Center at the ASDB Tucson campus. For more information contact Leticia Cruz at 520-770-3700.

9/13 Friday 7:00 a.m.

The RICHARD J. MONACO TEE OFF FOR BLINDNESS GOLF TOURNAMENT is at the Falcon Dunes Golf Course in Waddell, near Luke Air Force Base. Proceeds from the tournament support ARIZONA INDUSTRIES FOR THE BLIND. Contact April Lange at ALange@azifb.com.

9/14 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.

9/17 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI Services for the Blind offers a free COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP for blind/visually impaired people every Tuesday at 4222 East Thomas Road in Phoenix. Learn new skills to remain independent and meet other blind/visually impaired people who are also adjusting to changes in their vision. Call Connie Leblond at 602-795-0195.

9/18 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.

9/21 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.

9/22 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.

9/23 Monday

FALL EQUINOX.

9/24 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI Services for the Blind offers a free COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP for blind/visually impaired people every Tuesday at 4222 East Thomas Road in Phoenix. Learn new skills to remain independent and meet other blind/visually impaired people who are also adjusting to changes in their vision. Call Connie Leblond at 602-795-0195.

9/24 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.

9/25 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Tempe/ASU

MISS SAIGON is a live described play at the ASU Gammage Auditorium in Tempe. This is the story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I., but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, she goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to him, who has no idea he's fathered a son. 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.

9/28 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.

9/28 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.

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