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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


1/21 Tuesday

NFB trip to attend PHOENIX LEGISLATURE DAY. If you would like to go and need a ride contact Jolene at SAAVI, 795-1331, to catch a ride on the SAAVI Vans. For more information in general, contact Barbara Macpherson at 520-298-2427.

1/21 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 Gina Murphy will talk about GETTING RID OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD AND REPLACING THEM WITH EARTH-FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVES. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

1/21 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

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

1/23 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

SAAVI SERVICES FOR THE BLIND holds their SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICES program every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the 4002 East Grant Road address in Tucson. It includes a healthy living through independence discussion group, a philosophy of blindness discussion group, art classes, and more. Contact Katie Gomez at 520-795-1331 extension 240.

1/23 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.

1/25 Saturday 8:00 a.m.

The ACHILLES RUNNING / WALKING / ROLLING GROUP for people with disabilities meets every Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. at Reed Park Ramada 22. That’s the closest ramada to the northwest corner of the park where Camino Campestre meets Country Club. Absolutely everybody, whether you have sights set on a marathon or simply a jog around the park, is welcome to join. Contact Lupita Hernandez at 520-940-2494 or achillestucson@gmail.com.

1/28 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 Maria Trujillo of the Arizona Association of Retired Persons will talk about her associations’ legislative agenda. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

1/28 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

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

1/30 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

SAAVI SERVICES FOR THE BLIND holds their SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICES program every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the 4002 East Grant Road address in Tucson. It includes a healthy living through independence discussion group, a philosophy of blindness discussion group, art classes, and more. Contact Katie Gomez at 520-795-1331 extension 240.

FEBRUARY 2020


2/01 Saturday 8:00 a.m.

The Achilles running / walking / rolling group for people with disabilities meets every Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. at Reed Park Ramada 22. That’s the closest ramada to the northwest corner of the park where Camino Campestre meets Country Club. Absolutely everybody, whether you have sights set on a marathon or simply a jog around the park, is welcome to join. Contact Lupita Hernandez at 520-940-2494 or achillestucson@gmail.com.

2/01 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.

2/02 Sunday to 2/04 Tuesday

Arizona Disabled Sports holds the 28TH ANNUAL SKIABLE ADAPTIVE ALPINE EXPERIENCE at Arizona Snowbowl in the mountains of Flagstaff. Beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers with a physical disability or visual impairment will experience an unforgettable time on the slopes. Call 480-835-6273.

2/04 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 board member John McCann will talk about THE AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

2/04 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

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

2/08 Saturday 8:00 a.m.

The Achilles running / walking / rolling group for people with disabilities meets every Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. at Reed Park Ramada 22. That’s the closest ramada to the northwest corner of the park where Camino Campestre meets Country Club. Absolutely everybody, whether you have sights set on a marathon or simply a jog around the park, is welcome to join. Contact Lupita Hernandez at 520-940-2494 or achillestucson@gmail.com.

2/08 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETINGS of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month at 9:00 a.m.$$$Call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 85715# to join in.

2/11 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.

2/11 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

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

2/12 Wednesday

Lincoln's Birthday.

2/12 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 City Hall, 1011 North Coronado Drive in Sierra Vista. Call 520-458-3315.

2/14 Friday

Valentine's Day.

2/15 Saturday 8:00 a.m.

The Achilles running / walking / rolling group for people with disabilities meets every Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. at Reed Park Ramada 22. That’s the closest ramada to the northwest corner of the park where Camino Campestre meets Country Club. Absolutely everybody, whether you have sights set on a marathon or simply a jog around the park, is welcome to join. Contact Lupita Hernandez at 520-940-2494 or achillestucson@gmail.com.

2/17 Monday

PRESIDENTS' DAY.

2/18 Tuesday

Deadline to register if you haven't yet done so and want to vote in the Presidential Preference Election on 3/17. For problems that may come up, contact the Arizona Secretary of State at 602-542-8683 or 877-843-8683.

2/18 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

The Tucson Arizona Regional BRAILLE CHALLENGE is at ASDB in Tucson. Contact Cody Alvarez in Phoenix at calvarez@seeitourway.org or 602-678-5817, and/or Lisa Yencarelli at lisa.yencarelli@asdb.az.gov or 520-770-3247.

2/18 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.

2/18 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

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

2/19 Wednesday 3:30 p.m.

The TUCSON COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES will hold a meeting open to the public at 3202 East 1st Street in Tucson, usually on the third Wednesday of every month. Call first to the City Clerk's Office at 520-791-4213.

2/22 Saturday 8:00 a.m.

The Achilles running / walking / rolling group for people with disabilities meets every Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. at Reed Park Ramada 22. That’s the closest ramada to the northwest corner of the park where Camino Campestre meets Country Club. Absolutely everybody, whether you have sights set on a marathon or simply a jog around the park, is welcome to join. Contact Lupita Hernandez at 520-940-2494 or achillestucson@gmail.com.

2/24 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.

2/25 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.

2/25 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

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

2/28 Friday 8:00 a.m.

The 2020 AFRICAN AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON DISABILITIES will take place at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix. The conference is open to the general public, including people with disabilities, family members and professionals in search of answers pertaining to issues in their community ranging from employment, finances, education, healthcare, mental health and civil rights. Continuing Education Units and Continuing Legal Education Credits are available. Contact David Carey at 602-443-0723 or davidc@ability360.org.

2/29 Saturday 8:00 a.m.

The Achilles running / walking / rolling group for people with disabilities meets every Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. at Reed Park Ramada 22. That’s the closest ramada to the northwest corner of the park where Camino Campestre meets Country Club. Absolutely everybody, whether you have sights set on a marathon or simply a jog around the park, is welcome to join. Contact Lupita Hernandez at 520-940-2494 or achillestucson@gmail.com.

2/29 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

THE FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS’ 2020 ARIZONA VISIONWALK is at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix. Contact Donna Cohen at 866-782-7330 or DCohen@FightingBlindness.org.