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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


6/20 Wednesday 5:00 p.m.

The American Council of the Blind’s 2018 ACB CANDIDATES FORUM will take place online via Zoom, via ACB radio or by phone. We have no other information yet, so go to the above link for details.

6/21 Thursday through 6/23

The 2018 USABA Goalball National Championships are in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Contact Jaime Garzon at jaime@turnstone.org or 260-969-7677.

6/21 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.

6/26 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets at 10:00 a.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today’s guest is Sue, a volunteer from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department talking about how to SCAM PROOF YOURSELF. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

6/26 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BLINDNESS & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT holds an open public meeting of their EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at 1789 West Jefferson Street in Phoenix. You can also attend by teleconference call. The agenda is at the above link or contact Lindsey Powers at LPowers@azdes.gov or 602-542-3780 for more details.

6/26 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.

6/28 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.

6/29 Friday to 7/06 Friday

The 57th annual AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND CONFERENCE AND CONVENTION is at the Union Station Hotel in St Louis, Missouri.

6/30 Saturday to 7/04 Wednesday

The 2018 LIONS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION is in Las Vegas. Contact lcicon2018@gmail.com for more information.

JULY


7/03 Tuesday through 7/08 Sunday

The 2018 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND NATIONAL CONVENTION will be at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando Florida. Contact the National Federation of the Blind at 410-659-9314 or at the link above.

7/03 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.

7/03 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND does not meet today. The next meeting is 7/10. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

7/04 Wednesday

INDEPENDENCE DAY.

7/05 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.

7/05 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.

7/07 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.

7/07 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.

7/10 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.

7/10 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today they’ll have Janne Irvine, classical pianist & blind author. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

7/11 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 the Oscar Yrun Community Center. Contact Trina Smolen at 520-417-2629.

7/11 Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

The GUIDE DOG USERS OF ARIZONA monthly board meeting teleconference call is always open to the public. Phone 515-739-1030 and use meeting code 151-793-599.

7/12 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.

7/12 Thursday 4:00 p.m.

ARIZONA SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND (ASDB) BOARD MEETING is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at the Sports Performing Arts Center at the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf in Phoenix. For more information contact Leticia Cruz at 520-770-3700.

7/14 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETING of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND is 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.

7/16 Monday through 7/27 Friday

The NFB of Arizona will hold their second BELL ACADEMY program at SAAVI in Phoenix, daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact Alyssa Bracamonte at 520-795-1331 or abracamonte@saavi.us.

7/16 Monday through 7/21 Saturday Phoenix

The second 2018 ARIZONA YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM will be held in Phoenix. For more information contact Melissa Ann Santora at melissa@azsilc.org or 602-262-2900.

7/17 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.

7/17 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today is a presentation by Howard Tennis titled Art & Artifacts of Native Americans. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

7/18 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.

7/19 Thursday to 7/21 Saturday

The Usher Syndrome Coalition presents the FOURTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON USHER SYNDROME in conjunction with the 10TH ANNUAL USH CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE in Mainz, Germany. The Symposium will be a scientific forum where the world’s leading experts come together to advance Usher syndrome research. The Family Conference on July 21st is an opportunity to learn about the latest research and news, and to connect with researchers, other Usher individuals and families. For more information write to info@usher-syndrome.org.

7/19 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.

7/20 Friday 9:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND takes a field trip to KGUN 9 Studio and then then lunch at Guadalajara Mexican Grill For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

7/21 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.

7/24 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.

7/24 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Lindsey McHugh and John McCann will perform and they will have a submarine sandwich party. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

7/25 Wednesday through 7/29 Sunday

The ASSOCIATION FOR EDUCATION OF THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED (AER) 2018 International Conference is at the Peppermill Resort in Reno Nevada. Contact them at the links above or call 703-671-4500.

7/26 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.

7/29 Sunday to 8/04 Saturday

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND ENGINEERING QUOTIENT (EQ) program is a weeklong summer engineering program for blind and low-vision teens who are ready to learn new things, meet new people, and have an adventure this summer. To learn more, visit the above link.

7/29 Sunday through 8/05 Sunday

The 2018 NBBA BEEP BASEBALL WORLD SERIES is in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Contact the organizers at 2018@nbba.org.

7/31 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.

7/31 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today’s speaker is Dr. Tom Muller from the University of Arizona Speech and Hearing Clinic and the topic is RESOURCES AND TIPS FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED. 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.