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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


2/19 Monday

PRESIDENTS DAY AND GEORGE WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY.

2/20 Tuesday

BRAILLE CHALLENGE Regional competition will be at the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind in Tucson. Contact: Lisa Yencarelli at lisa.yencarelli@asdb.az.gov or 520-770-3437.

2/21 Wednesday 3:00 p.m.

The GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BLINDNESS & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT holds an open public meeting of the AT COMMITTEE from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 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.

2/21 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.

2/23 Friday Friday 10:00 a.m.

SAAVI's THIRD ANNUAL CULTURE DAY will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at SAAVI, 4222 East Thomas Road in Phoenix. Blind students from all around the world will talk about blindness in their country and explain how SAAVI’s one-of-a-kind English Acquisition program has changed their lives. It will feature stations where various countries will be on display, there will be food from those countries , and prizes! For more information contact Jordan Moon at 602-795-0195 or jmoon@saavi.us.

2/24 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.

2/24 Saturday

The 2018 ARIZONA VISIONWALK will be at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix. Contact Shane Cullen at 310-201-3005 for more information.

2/26 Monday 4:15 p.m.

The Phoenix MAYOR'S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES will hold a meeting open to the public at the Phoenix Fire Department, 150 South 12th Street in Phoenix. For more details contact Peter Fischer at 602-534-9276.

2/27 Tuesday and 2/28 Wednesday

The American Foundation for the Blind holds their COGSWELL-MACY ACT EDUCATION ADVOCACY SUMMIT in Washington, DC. This Summit is for advocates (parents and education professionals) concerned about education for students who are deaf, blind, and deafblind, and for high school students who are deaf, blind, or deafblind. Contact Rebecca Sheffield at rsheffield@afb.net or 202-469-6831.

2/27 Tuesday 9:00 a.m

The GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BLINDNESS & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT holds an open public meeting of the EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 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.

2/27 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.

2/28 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.

2/28 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Phoenix

Described live performance by the ARIZONA THEATER COMPANY at 222 East Monroe Street in Phoenix occur only twice this show’s run. OUTSIDE MULLINGAR by John Patrick Shanley is a romantic comedy set in the farmlands of Ireland. Anthony is painfully shy and has spent his entire life on a cattle farm. Rosemary lives right next door and is determined to have him at all costs. Poetic, uplifting, dark, and funny, Outside Mullingar is a compassionate work about how sometimes the very things we’re looking for happen to be right in front of us the whole time. For more details go to ArizonaTheatre.org or call 602-256-6995.

MARCH


3/01 Thursday DEADLINE

NASA is looking to increase the number of students with disabilities pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math careers through their regular internship programs; this is not a special program for students with disabilities.The Summer 2018 NASA internship application period closes tonight. Submit internship applications at https://intern.nasa.gov/.

3/01 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 call them at 602-262-2900.

3/01 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. OUTSIDE MULLINGAR by John Patrick Shanley is a romantic comedy set in the farmlands of Ireland. Anthony is painfully shy and has spent his entire life on a cattle farm. Rosemary lives right next door and is determined to have him at all costs. Poetic, uplifting, dark, and funny, Outside Mullingar is a compassionate work about how sometimes the very things we’re looking for happen to be right in front of us the whole time. For more details go to ArizonaTheatre.org or call 602-256-6995.

3/01 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.

3/03 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.

3/03 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.

3/09 Friday 1:00 p.m.

ARIZONA STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL meets from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 at Ability 360 in Phoenix. For more information call 602-262-2900.

3/10 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.

3/11 Sunday 2:00 a.m.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME begins for most of the rest of the country and the Navajo Nation. It ends November 4.

3/13 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.

3/14 Wednesday

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind holds its thirteenth annual FOCUS ON VISION IMPAIRMENT & BLINDNESS CONFERENCE with the theme of MEETING THE NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY & VISION LOSS. Continuing education credits are available. Brochure is available at focusonvisionandvisionloss.org or contact Lisa DiBonaventure at Lisa.DiBonaventura@state.ma.us or 508-384-5539.

3/14 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.

3/17 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.

3/17 Saturday

ST. PATRICK'S DAY.

3/21 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.

3/24 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.

3/27 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.

3/28 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.

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