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CALENDAR - PIMA, COCHISE, and SANTA CRUZ COUNTIES

Upcoming visual impairment related events in Pima County. This calendar is a relatively short term reminder list of events with a blindness or other visual impairment component. We supplu links and phone numbers for you to get up-to-date information in more detail. Select 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


8/26 Monday 5:30 p.m.

The BISBEE COMMITTEE ON DISABILITY ISSUES meets quarterly at either the Cochise County building on Melody Lane or Bisbee City Hall on Tovreaville Road. Contact Dwayne Wallace at 520-432-6002 or dwallace@bisbeeaz.gov.

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 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today Jim Williams will talk about THE COLORFUL LIFE OF PRESIDENT HARRY TRUMAN. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

8/27 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

8/29 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. There is often an outing or field trip. For details contact Cathé at 520-829-7376.

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.

8/30 Friday 9:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND’s ANNUAL POOL & BBQ PARTY is at John McCann’s from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30. There is FREE FOOD but bring a side dish to share with others. There will be live music. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

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.

9/03 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Fernando Molina from Tucson Water will talk about WATER CONSERVATION, QUALITY, AND FUTURE OF WATER SUPPLY IN TUCSON. Contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

9/03 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

9/05 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. The first Thursday of the month from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 features a guest speaker and brunch is provided. For details contact Cathé at 520-829-7376.

9/05 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. There is often an outing or field trip. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

9/07 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

NFB TUCSON chapter meets the first Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Tucson. Contact Amy Porterfield at aporterfield@saavi.us or 520-396-8707 or Barbara Macpherson at tucsonNFB@aol.com.

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.

9/10 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

9/10 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

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 3:30 p.m.

The Sierra Vista COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES meets the second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1011 North Coronado Drive in Sierra Vista. Call 520-458-3315.

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 10:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. There is often an outing or field trip. For details contact Cathé at 520-829-7376.

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.

9/14 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 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

9/17 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

9/18 Wednesday 1:00 p.m.

TUCSON COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES (CODI) is scheduled to meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Ward 6 Office on First Street. Call first to the City Clerk's Office at 520-791-4213.

9/19 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. There is often an outing or field trip. For details contact Cathé at 520-829-7376.

9/19 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. There is often an outing or field trip. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

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 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

9/24 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The SIERRA VISTA LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP meets every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 at the Oscar Yrun Community Center on Tacoma Street. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Hall at 520-458-6441.

9/26 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. There is often an outing or field trip. For details contact Cathé at 520-829-7376.

9/26 Thursday 2:00 p.m. Tucson

The ARIZONA THEATER COMPANY holds one live described performance in Tucson of THE ROYALE, an emotionally moving boxing drama about the life of the outsider in American culture. Set in 1910, deep in the midst of Jim Crow, it explores one man’s struggle while reflecting a much broader one. It is also a play about a brother and his sister who remains his greatest adversary and strongest motivation. It’s at the Temple of Music and Art in downtown Tucson. Contact them at 520-884-8210.

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