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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


4/25 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 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.

4/25 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

The GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BLINDNESS & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT holds an open public meeting of the DEAF-BLIND ISSUES COMMITTEE from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 at 100 North 15th Avenue in Phoenix. Members of the public are always welcome to attend meetings by phone or in person. The agenda is at the above link or contact Lindsey Powers at LPowers@azdes.gov or 602-542-3780 for more details.

4/26 Friday DEADLINE

Deadline to register for the Arizona Council of the Blind state convention on 5/03 at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix. Registration fees will be collected at the door they include continental breakfast and assorted sandwiches for lunch. Contact Mary Allen at 602-921-4892 or mallen342@cox.net.

4/27 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

The ARIZONA ASSOCIATION OF BLIND STUDENTS SPRING SEMINAR is at SAAVI on Grant Road in Tucson from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Are you a blind student who has questions about training, technology, scholarships and transition? If so, come to learn a little bit about these topics and more. Lunch will be provided! Contact Ammar Tarin at 480-580-7874 or azabs.nfb@gmail.com.

4/28 Sunday

ORTHODOX EASTER.

4/30 Tuesday DEADLINE

Deadline for applications to attend any of the five regional sessions of the Arizona Youth Leadership Forum. They are scheduled for Tsaile, Yuma, Prescott, Phoenix, and Tucson from June 5 through July 12, 2019. Visit www.azylf.org or contact Mellie Santora at 602-425-5135 or mellie@diverseabilityincorporated.org.

4/30 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’s meeting will feature Joanne Gabias talking on GROWING UP SIGHTED WITH BLIND PARENTS. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029.

4/30 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.

MAY 2019


5/01 Wednesday DEADLINE

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


5/02 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 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.

5/02 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

5/03 Friday 8:30 a.m.

The ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND 2019 state convention and annual meeting will be held at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 3100 East Roosevelt Street in Phoenix. RSVP by 4/19 with Mary Allen at 602-921-4892 or mallen342@cox.net, and for more information contact Lindsey McHugh at lindseymchugh@gmail.com.

5/03 Friday 7:00 p.m.

The end of the year PROM at ASDB in Tucson runs from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00. Contact them at 520-770-3458.

5/04 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.

5/05 Sunday 6:30 p.m. Tucson

CATS is a described musical by BROADWAY IN TUCSON at the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall in Tucson. It runs described for one show only. With the original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. For details contact Broadway in Tucson at 520-903-2929 or info@broadwayintucson.com.

5/07 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’s meeting will feature Ginny Ginn and Shirley Pinkerton talking about MOTHER, DAUGHTER DUO, JESSIE AND LILY FREMONT, LIVING WITH ARIZONA’S FIRST GOVERNOR. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029.

5/07 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.

5/08 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.

5/09 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 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.

5/09 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 THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE by Andrew Bovell makes its American premier. This deeply moving, highly theatrical and innovative portrayal of an American family is stunningly written and sure to bind all those who see it together. Can a parent love their children too much? Is it possible to not love them enough? These are questions that hover over THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE, a beautiful and painfully perceptive portrait of a family and the frictions that arise when grown-up children try to push beyond the confines of their loving parents’ expectations. For more details go to the brochure at arizonatheatre.org or call 520-622-2823.

5/09 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.

5/11 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.

5/12 Sunday

MOTHER’S DAY, a day you ignore at your own peril.

5/14 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’s meeting will be the STAR SPANGLED SENIORS SHOW. Get ready for corny jokes and sing along favorite tunes. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029.

5/14 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.

5/15 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.

5/16 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 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.

5/16 Thursday 10:45 a.m.

The SAAVI ALUMNI BOOK CLUB meets at 10:45 on first and third Thursdays at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

5/17 Friday and 5/18 Saturday

The 2019 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EYE CARE & VISION is in Philadelphia and has the theme of ADVANCING THE EYE HEALTH FOR FUTURE VISION Contact them at 888-843-8169 or ophthalmology@americanevent.org .

5/17 Friday 9:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND BBQ AND POOL PARTY at John McCan’s is from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30. There will be live music. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029.

5/20 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.

5/21 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’s meeting will feature Lynn Urias talking about LIVING IN THE AZ TERRITORY IN TUCSON FROM 1848-1912. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029.

5/21 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.

5/23 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 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.

5/23 Thursday 4:00 p.m.

ASDB Tucson HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION is at the Berger Theater in Tucson. Contact 520-770-3690.

5/24 Friday through 5/26 Sunday

The 2019 USABA Goalball National Championships are hosted by Georgia Blind Sports in Atlanta Georgia.

5/27 Monday

MEMORIAL DAY.

5/27 Monday through 6/07 Friday

The NFB of Arizona will hold two BELL ACADEMY programs at SAAVI this year. This date is for the Pima County program at SAAVI on Grant Road in Tucson, daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact Amy Porterfield at 520-795-1331 or aporterfield@saavi.us. See the entry dated 7/22 for the Phoenix program information.

5/28 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’s meeting will feature Tucson Police Community Resource Officer Terry Hayward on STAYING SAFE AND PREVENTING FRAUD. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029.

5/28 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.

5/30 Thursday 9:30 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 9:30 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.

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