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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


4/25 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

The GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BLINDNESS & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT holds an open public meeting of the DEAF-BLIND ISSUES COMMITTEE from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 at 100 North 15th Avenue in Phoenix. Members of the public are always welcome to attend meetings by phone or in person. The agenda is at the above link or contact Lindsey Powers at LPowers@azdes.gov or 602-542-3780 for more details.

4/25 Thursday 6:00 p.m.

The Delta Gamma Phoenix Alumnae Chapter holds it’s TABLES THAT BLOOM fundraiser from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale as a benefit for the Foundation for Blind Children. More information at the above link (largely not accessible to NVDA and JAWS) or write to TablesThatBloomPHX@gmail.com for details.

4/26 Friday DEADLINE

Deadline to register for the Arizona Council of the Blind state convention on 5/03 at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix. Registration fees will be collected at the door they include continental breakfast and assorted sandwiches for lunch. Contact Mary Allen at 602-921-4892 or mallen342@cox.net.

4/27 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

SHARP WORKSHOP DAY at the Foundation for Blind Children, 1234 East Northern Avenue in Phoenix from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Workshop Day is a day for learning more about Expanded Core Curriculum. There will be activities like sports, technology, and cooking. Sign up deadline is 3/30. For more details check the Facebook page at the above link or call them at 602-678-581.

4/27 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

The ARIZONA ASSOCIATION OF BLIND STUDENTS SPRING SEMINAR is at SAAVI on Grant Road in Tucson from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Are you a blind student who has questions about training, technology, scholarships and transition? If so, come to learn a little bit about these topics and more. Lunch will be provided! Contact Ammar Tarin at 480-580-7874 or azabs.nfb@gmail.com.

4/27 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

The 4th annual Mesa Thunderbird Lions Club Golf Tournament is at Red Mountain Ranch Country Club in Mesa; it benefits Lions Camp Tatiyee and the Arizona Lions Vision & Hearing Foundation. Contact Pat Hammons at 602-809-3212 or pbhtfg2@cox.net.

4/27 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.

4/28 Sunday

ORTHODOX EASTER.

4/30 Tuesday DEADLINE

Deadline for applications to attend any of the five regional sessions of the Arizona Youth Leadership Forum. They are scheduled for Tsaile, Yuma, Prescott, Phoenix, and Tucson from June 5 through July 12, 2019. Visit www.azylf.org or contact Mellie Santora at 602-425-5135 or mellie@diverseabilityincorporated.org.

MAY 2019


5/01 Wednesday DEADLINE

DEADLINE to apply for the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND’S BRIEF GRANT awarded in February. 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.

5/01 Wednesday 4:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix at 2:00 p.m. 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.

5/03 Friday 8:30 a.m.

The ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND 2019 state convention and annual meeting will be held at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 3100 East Roosevelt Street in Phoenix. RSVP by 4/19 with Mary Allen at 602-921-4892 or mallen342@cox.net, and for more information contact Lindsey McHugh at lindseymchugh@gmail.com.

5/03 Friday 7:00 p.m.

The end of the year PROM at ASDB in Tucson runs from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00. Contact them at 520-770-3458.

5/04 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.

5/06 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.

5/08 Wednesday 12:00 noon

THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN at NAU holds a monthly meeting every second Wednesday of the month from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. at Northern Arizona University Union. Skype 928-523-0078 using meeting code 5667562. Contact them at 928-523-8686 or sch276@nau.edu.

5/08 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.

5/09 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.

5/11 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.

5/12 Sunday

MOTHER’S DAY, a day you ignore at your own peril.

5/14 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.

5/16 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.

5/17 Friday and 5/18 Saturday

The 2019 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EYE CARE & VISION is in Philadelphia and has the theme of ADVANCING THE EYE HEALTH FOR FUTURE VISION Contact them at 888-843-8169 or ophthalmology@americanevent.org .

5/17 Friday 7:30 a.m.

The FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS very first golf fundraiser is the ARIZONA GOLF TOURNAMENT at Red Mountain Ranch Country Club in Mesa. Contact Mollie Thompson at 602-481-3243 or msmollie1832@gmail.com.

5/18 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.

5/22 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. This show is THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE by Andrew Bovell makes its American premier. This deeply moving, highly theatrical and innovative portrayal of an American family is stunningly written and sure to bind all those who see it together. Can a parent love their children too much? Is it possible to not love them enough? These are questions that hover over THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE, a beautiful and painfully perceptive portrait of a family and the frictions that arise when grown-up children try to push beyond the confines of their loving parents’ expectations. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 602-256-6995.

5/24 Friday through 5/26 Sunday

The 2019 USABA Goalball National Championships are hosted by Georgia Blind Sports in Atlanta Georgia.

5/25 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.

5/27 Monday

MEMORIAL DAY.

5/27 Monday through 6/07 Friday

The NFB of Arizona will hold two BELL ACADEMY programs at SAAVI this year. This date is for the Pima County program at SAAVI on Grant Road in Tucson, daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact Amy Porterfield at 520-795-1331 or aporterfield@saavi.us. See the entry dated 7/22 for the Phoenix program information.

5/30 Thursday 2:00 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. This show is THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE by Andrew Bovell makes its American premier. This deeply moving, highly theatrical and innovative portrayal of an American family is stunningly written and sure to bind all those who see it together. Can a parent love their children too much? Is it possible to not love them enough? These are questions that hover over THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE, a beautiful and painfully perceptive portrait of a family and the frictions that arise when grown-up children try to push beyond the confines of their loving parents’ expectations. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 602-256-6995.

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