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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


2/19 Monday

PRESIDENTS DAY AND GEORGE WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY.

2/20 Tuesday

BRAILLE CHALLENGE Regional competition will be at the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind in Tucson. Contact: Lisa Yencarelli at lisa.yencarelli@asdb.az.gov or 520-770-3437.

2/20 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.

2/20 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. The guest speaker is Dr. Leonard Joffe, retired retinal specialist, talking about the LATEST RESEARCH IN TREATING AMD AND RP. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

2/21 Wednesday 12:00 noon

TUCSON COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES (CODI) EMPLOYMENT & EDUCATION SUBCOMMITTEE meets at 12:00 noon at the Ward 6 Office on First Street. The agenda is at the above link. Call first to the City Clerk's Office at 520-791-4213.

2/21 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.

2/21 Wednesday 2:45 p.m.

TUCSON COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES (CODI) HOUSING & TRANSPORTATION SUBCOMMITTEE meets at 2:45 p.m. at the Ward 6 Office on First Street. The agenda is at the above link. Call first to the City Clerk's Office at 520-791-4213.

2/21 Wednesday 3:00 p.m.

The GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BLINDNESS & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT holds an open public meeting of the AT COMMITTEE from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 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.

2/21 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.

2/24 Saturday

The 2018 ARIZONA VISIONWALK will be at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix. Contact Shane Cullen at 310-201-3005 for more information.

2/27 Tuesday and 2/28 Wednesday

The American Foundation for the Blind holds their COGSWELL-MACY ACT EDUCATION ADVOCACY SUMMIT in Washington, DC. This Summit is for advocates (parents and education professionals) concerned about education for students who are deaf, blind, and deafblind, and for high school students who are deaf, blind, or deafblind. Contact Rebecca Sheffield at rsheffield@afb.net or 202-469-6831.

2/27 Tuesday 9:00 a.m

The GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BLINDNESS & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT holds an open public meeting of the EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 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.

2/27 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.

2/27 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets at 10:00 a.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church on Broadway. The speaker is Dr. Ron Lester, blind author of I'M BLIND, WHAT'S YOUR EXCUSE? Motivating and inspiring speaker, stay until noon for Chick-fil-A lunch, includes chicken sandwich, fruit, and cookie. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

MARCH


3/01 Thursday DEADLINE

NASA is looking to increase the number of students with disabilities pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math careers through their regular internship programs; this is not a special program for students with disabilities.The Summer 2018 NASA internship application period closes tonight. Submit internship applications at https://intern.nasa.gov/.

3/01 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.

3/01 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.

3/03 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.

3/03 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.

3/06 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.

3/06 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND has a field trip to Reid Park Zoo. No regular meeting today. RSVP to Barbara at 298-2427 by 2/27.

3/09 Friday 1:00 p.m.

ARIZONA STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL meets from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 at Ability 360 in Phoenix. For more information call 602-262-2900.

3/10 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.

3/11 Sunday 2:00 a.m.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME begins for most of the rest of the country and the Navajo Nation. It ends November 4.

3/13 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.

3/13 Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

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

3/14 Wednesday

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind holds its thirteenth annual FOCUS ON VISION IMPAIRMENT & BLINDNESS CONFERENCE with the theme of MEETING THE NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY & VISION LOSS. Continuing education credits are available. Brochure is available at focusonvisionandvisionloss.org or contact Lisa DiBonaventure at Lisa.DiBonaventura@state.ma.us or 508-384-5539.

3/14 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.

3/15 Thursday

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND has a field trip to PRESIDIO SAN AGUSTIN, a rebuilt fort of what Tucson looked like in 1775. Jean Baxter will give a personal guided tour of all the exhibits; blacksmith, weaving, bread making, touching the cannon, and more. RSVP to Barbara at 520-298-2427 by 2/27.

3/17 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.

3/17 Saturday 12:30 p.m.

NFB EAST VALLEY chapter meets on the third Saturday of each month at the Pyle Center at 655 East Southern Avenue in Tempe from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00. Members usually gather for a bite to eat at a local restaurant afterwards. For more details contact Megan Homrighausen at 480-510-6196.

3/17 Saturday

ST. PATRICK'S DAY.

3/20 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.

3/20 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. The program today includes PERSONAL SAFETY AND TECH, PART 2, with Barbara Macpherson. Contact Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

3/21 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.

3/27 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.

3/27 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. Suzi Gunn, Orientation and Mobility Specialist, will talk. For more information call Erma at 326-3757 or Barbara at 298-2427.

3/29 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. LOW DOWN DIRTY BLUES by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman is a sizzling musical revue that finds a group of veteran blues musicians assembled for an after-hours jam session to swap stories and share their favorite low down dirty tunes, pulled from the greatest hits of Muddy Waters, Mae West, Ma Rainey, Sophie Tucker, Howlin’ Wolf, Pearl Bailey, and many others. Featuring nearly two-dozen smokin’ songs filled with passion, soul, and a love of life, these hot rhythms celebrate the bawdier side of the blues and are guaranteed to keep the theatre sultry and steamy from the first note to the last. For more details go to ArizonaTheatre.org or call 520-622-2823.

3/31 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.

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