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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


8/21 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.

8/21 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today’s guest is Oran Cochran, singer and guitar player of favorite tunes. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

8/22 Wednesday

Today is the safe deadline to mail back mail-in ballots for the 2018 primary elections on 8/28. For an audio version of the Clean Elections Voter Guide call 480-774-8320 or 877-361-8821. You will hear voting information as well as candidate's statements of those running for office in the Arizona primaries at the state and district level.

8/23 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

8/23 Thursday 4:30 p.m.

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing Commissioner meeting is at the DoubleTree Hotel at 445 South Alvernon Way in Tucson.

8/26 Sunday 2:00 p.m.

PAWS FOR THE CAUSE puppy raisers go to Trinity Presbyterian Church at 400 East University in Tucson for training and to meet with the 4H. All that are interested are welcome to attend. For more information contact Debbie Gorden at debbie@skgordon.net.

8/28 Tuesday

Primary voting day.

8/28 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.

8/28 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today’s speaker is Barbara Macpherson on the topic of how to advocate and stay safe as a blind patient in a hospital situation. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

8/30 Thursday to 9/02 Sunday

The 2018 annual ARIZONA NFB STATEWIDE CONVENTION is at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix. Contact Bryan Duarte at bjduarte@asu.edu for convention details. Out of town transportation may be available on SAAVI Vans; contact Amy Porterfield at aporterfield@saavi.us or 520-795-1331. Another option is to take the FlixBus. Financial assistance may be available if you contact Sami Hamed at 520-903-1190 or shamed@saavi.us.

8/30 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

8/31 Friday 3:30 p.m.

In conjunction with the Girl Scouts, PAWS FOR THE CAUSE puppy raisers go to Hacienda at the River Assisted Living Center located at 2720 East River Road in Tucson to introduce their puppies to the staff and residents. All that are interested are welcome to attend. For more information contact Debbie Gorden at debbie@skgordon.net.

SEPTEMBER


9/01 Saturday 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 to the vendor or provider of services in February, June, and October. Go to acb.org/arizona/brief.html for details.

9/01 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

NFB TUCSON chapter is scheduled to meet the first Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Tucson. Contact Amy Porterfield at aporterfield@saavi.us or 520-396-8707.

9/01 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.

9/03 Monday

LABOR DAY.

9/04 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.

9/04 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. A volunteer from INTERFAITH COMMUNITY SERVICES will come to to sign up members who may be interested in free Interfaith Community services. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

9/06 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

9/06 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.

9/08 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETINGS of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are 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.

9/11 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 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. One of today’s guests is Bob Kresmer talking about WHAT'S NEW IN THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND. Also Christina from Tucson Medical Center Services for Seniors will read and hand out calendars of free classes related to health and wellness that are held at TMC, such as exercise, playing dominos, lunch and crafts. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

9/12 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 the Oscar Yrun Community Center. Contact Trina Smolen at 520-417-2629.

9/13 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

9/13 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.

9/15 Saturday 11:00 a.m.

THE SOUTHERN ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND meets by teleconference call on the third Saturday of every odd month from 11:00 a.m. to about 1:00. Call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 85715 to join in. Every even month there is a physical meeting that can also be attended by phone.

9/17 Monday 1:00 p.m.

Arizona State Independent Living Council FULL COUNCIL MEETING is held in-person at 3839 N. 3rd Street in Phoenix and via conference call. For more information go to the above link or contact Melissa Ann Santora at melissa@azsilc.org or 602-262-2900.

9/18 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 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today’s program has the Old Brass Arizona Band, plus a pizza party. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

9/19 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.

9/20 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

9/24 Monday and 9/25 Tuesday

The Pacific ADA Center presents their AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT UPDATE CONFERENCE 2018 at the Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel in Oakland, California. This conference has over 12 hours of credits available for Architects, ADA Coordinators, Rehabilitation Counselors and CASps. A session will also be held later the same week in Los Angeles. Contact them at 800-949-4232 or support@adapacific.org.

9/25 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.

9/25 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today’s guest is Betsy Bolding from the Tucson LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS with information on ballot initiatives. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

9/27 Thursday and 9/28 Friday

The Pacific ADA Center presents their AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT UPDATE CONFERENCE 2018 at the Los Angeles Renaissance Airport Hotel in California. This conference has over 12 hours of credits available for Architects, ADA Coordinators, Rehabilitation Counselors and CASps. Contact them at 800-949-4232 or support@adapacific.org.

9/27 Thursday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

9/27 Thursday 2:00 p.m. Tucson

Described live matinee performance by the ARIZONA THEATER COMPANY at 330 S. Scott Avenue in Tucson occurs only once per show’s run. This show is NATIVE GARDENS by Karen Zacarías, a new comedy that’s anything but neighborly. High-powered lawyer Pablo and his wife Tania, a doctoral candidate, are working toward the American Dream. They move into a well-to-do, mostly white neighborhood in our nation’s capital. A delicate disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out, laugh-out-loud comic border dispute, exploring what is an otherwise hot-button issue through a refreshing comedic lens. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 520-622-2823.

9/28 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND pool party and BBQ at John McCann’s house. TSB will provide hot dogs and hamburgers cooked on the grill. Please bring a side dish to share with others. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

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