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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


10/22 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. Today Miriam Cruz from the Better Business Bureau will talk about HOW TO AVOID THE LATEST SENIOR SCAMS. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

10/22 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.

10/22 Tuesday 11:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.

The Tucson chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Arizona holds a fundraiser at PANDA EXPRESS El Con in Tucson. If you go to this location and tell them you are with the NFB of Arizona Tucson Chapter, 20% of your purchase will be donated to the NFB. Contact Joanne Gabias.

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 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.

10/29 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 their annual HALLOWEEN PARTY COSTUME CONTEST with prizes. Enjoy the musical performance by Robert Murrillo singing the oldies, country, and bluegrass. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

10/29 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.

NOVEMBER 2019


11/01 Friday 9:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets for a HOT TUB & BBQ PARTY at the McCann’s. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

11/02 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.

11/03 Sunday 2:00 a.m.

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

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 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. Today’s program has biologist Jeff Babson talking about LEARNING ABOUT ARIZONA BIRDS AND BATS. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

11/05 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.

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 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.

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.

11/09 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 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

11/12 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.

11/13 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.

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.

11/19 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

11/19 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.

11/20 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.

11/21 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.

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.

11/25 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.

11/26 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.

11/26 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.

11/28 Thursday

THANKSGIVING DAY.

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