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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


8/22 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.

8/22 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Susie Gunn will talk about Orientation and Mobility. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427, or write them a note on their site.

8/22 Tuesday 2:00 p.m.

The GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BLINDNESS & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT holds an open public meeting of the PUBLIC INFORMATION COMMITTEE, chaired by Ted Chittenden, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 at 515 North 51st Avenue 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.

8/24 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.

8/29 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.

8/29 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today Leslie McNeil will talk about Non-24 Sleep Wake Disorder, and then there will be a pot luck. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427, or write them a note on their site.

8/31 Thursday to 9/03 Sunday

The NFB OF ARIZONA’S 71ST ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION is at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix. Note that the hotel link gets you a NFB rate that is much better than what you may find on discounter sites, so check it out. For more information contact Donald Porterfield at Donaldpfield@cox.net or 520-850-2180.

8/31 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.

SEPTEMBER


9/01 Friday DEADLINE

DEADLINE to apply for the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND’s BRIEF GRANT awarded in October. Go to acb.org/arizona/brief.html for details.

9/02 Saturday 1:00 p.m.

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

9/02 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.

9/04 Monday

Labor Day federal holiday.

9/05 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.

9/05 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Today Christina Vivona plays glorious music on the harp. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427, or write them a note on their site.

9/07 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 write to Larry Wanger at larry@azsilc.org or call them at 602-262-2900.

9/09 Saturday 8:00 a.m.

FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS presents the free half day BOSTON VISION SEMINAR at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf. Speakers will share the latest information on current treatments, clinical trials, research advancements, genetic testing and more. Seating is limited, so advance registration is requested. A continental breakfast will be served. On-site vendors will exhibit low-vision products and services. For questions or to RSVP call 800-949-6112.

9/09 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The September 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 218-936-8581 and use meeting code 6320547 to join the board meeting.

9/12 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.

9/12 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. They will be joined by Van Fowers with a Living History presentation on Doc Holliday, the gunfighter, dentist, and marshall from Tombstone. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427, or write them a note on their site.

9/13 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 the Oscar Yrun Community Center. Contact Trina Smolen at 520-417-2629.

9/13 Wednesday 5:30 p.m.

EMVIA’s blindfold dining fundraiser called DINING IN THE DARK will run from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, 5205 East Broadway Boulevard in Tucson. Tickets in advance only. More information as well as the $25 prix fixe menu are on line at dininginthedark.org or call Mitzi at 520-722-4160 for more details.

9/14 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.

9/16 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 218-548-3992 and use meeting code 6320547 to join in. Every even month there is a physical meeting that can also be attended by phone.

9/19 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.

9/19 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. Arizona Senator Steve Farley will be there to talk about transportation issues and what's happening in the state legislature. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427, or write them a note on their site.

9/20 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.

9/22 Friday 10:30 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND takes a field trip downtown to the Arizona Transportation Museum and to Maynard’s Kitchen from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The restored train depot has model trains and other exhibits to explore. After the docent-led tour they go to Maynard’s next door for lunch in a restored railroad dining car. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427, or write them a note on their site.

9/26 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.

9/26 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. The Old Arizona Brass Military Band will be there with information about the Civil War and to play old time foot stomping tunes. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427, or write them a note on their site.

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