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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


6/16 Sunday through 6/22 Saturday

The National Federation of the Blind ENGINEERING QUOTIENT program is a weeklong summer engineering program for blind and low-vision teens from around the United States. Participants spend each day engaged in activities designed to strengthen their knowledge of engineering as well as their problem solving abilities. In the evenings, participants explore the local community and participate in various recreational activities. Blind and low-vision teens who are ready to learn new things, meet new people, and have an adventure this summer are encouraged to apply. There are no fees for this program. Contact STEM@nfb.org.

6/20 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. There is often an outing or field trip. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

6/20 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. There is often an outing or field trip. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

6/21 Friday

SUMMER SOLSTICE.

6/21 Friday and 6/22 Saturday

The 2019 BRAILLE CHALLENGE NATIONAL FINALS will be at the University of Southern California with the top 50 students with the highest scores invited to Los Angeles for the final round. Congratulations to the two finalists from Arizona, Ciara Peterson and Joey Parra.

6/25 Tuesday CANCELLED

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meeting today is cancelled due to other happenings at the site. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

6/25 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.

6/27 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. There is often an outing or field trip. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

JULY 2019


7/01 Monday FALL SESSION DEADLINE

NASA INTERNSHIPS are competitive awards to support educational opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. These opportunities serve students by integrating interns with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related tasks, while contributing to the operation of a NASA facility or the advancement of NASA's missions. 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.

7/02 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. The program today is LEARN HOW TO USE IRIS VISION. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

7/02 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.

7/04 Thursday

INDEPENDENCE DAY.

7/06 Saturday through 7/11 Thursday

The AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND CONFERENCE AND CONVENTION will be held in Rochester, New York. To subscribe to the announcement list, send a blank email to acbconvention-subscribe@acblists.org. Contact Janet Dickelman at 651-428-5059 or janet.dickelman@gmail.com.

7/06 Saturday 7:00 a.m.

The annual ACB BRENDA DILLON MEMORIAL WALK starts off from the Riverside Hotel in Rochester, New York.

7/06 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.

7/07 Sunday through 7/12 Friday

The 2019 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND NATIONAL CONVENTION will be held at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Download the full convention agenda in Word format or in P D F format. Contact the NFB at 410-659-9314 or nfb@nfb.org.

7/08 Monday to 7/12 Friday

This last of 5 separate regional ARIZONA YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM CONFERENCES in 2019 is in Tucson. This session is at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Visit www.azylf.org or contact Mellie Santora at 602-425-5135 or mellie@diverseabilityincorporated.org.

7/09 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. Dr. Brian McKay will talk about RESEARCH AND POSSIBLE TREATMENT FOR DRY AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION. Lunch will be served. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

7/09 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 Wednesday through 7/14 Sunday

The 2019 GLOBAL FOUNDATION FOR PEROXISOMAL DISORDERS INTERNATIONAL FAMILY AND SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE is at Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center. This conference will bring together patients, families, practicing physicians, researchers, professionals, medical students, and organizational supporters. Contact conference@thegfpd.org.

7/10 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.

7/11 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. There is often an outing or field trip. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

7/11 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.

7/13 Saturday

The Usher Syndrome Coalition's one-day conference, the USH CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE, is at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel. It is the largest annual gathering of the Usher Syndrome community. Join them for this opportunity to learn the latest on developing treatments from leading USH researchers while connecting with hundreds of affected individuals, their families, and professionals serving the deafblind community. Contact Nancy O'Donnell at 855-998-7437 or n.odonnell@usher-syndrome.org.

7/13 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.

7/13 Saturday 10:00 a.m.

OPEN HOUSE at Lions Camp Tatiyee in Lakeside Arizona from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00. Find out more about the camp. Contact Ron Brown at 623-977-8844.

7/14 Sunday through 7/16 Tuesday

The ARIZONA TECHNOLOGY ACCESS PROGRAM of Northern Arizona University holds their 2019 EVIDENCE FOR SUCCESS DISABILITY CONFERENCE in Scottsdale. Contact Adi Schaeffer at Adi.Schaeffer@nau.edu or 602-728-9534.

7/16 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. Lupita Hernandez will talk about being a Blind Runner, Braille, and DIRECT Services for the Visually Impaired. There will also be a chicken nugget potluck. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

7/16 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 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.

7/18 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. There is often an outing or field trip. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

7/18 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. There is often an outing or field trip. For details contact Cath’e Wooton at 520-829-7376 extension 24.

7/22 Monday through 8/02 Friday

The NFB of Arizona will hold two BELL ACADEMY programs at SAAVI this year. One was held in Tucson at the end of May. This date is for the Maricopa program at SAAVI on East Thomas Road in Phoenix, daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact Amy Porterfield at 520-795-1331 or aporterfield@saavi.us.

7/23 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 they will have Roger Early with a program about EXERCISE & SELF DEFENSE. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site.

7/23 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.

7/25 Thursday 10:00 a.m.

SAAVI ALUMNI meet every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 at the SAAVI annex at 4002 E Grant Road in Tucson. There is often an outing or field trip. For details contact Diana or Cathé at 520-829-7376.

7/26 Friday 10:00 a.m.

The TUCSON SOCIETY OF THE BLIND meets at the the WHITE ELEPHANT THRIFT STORE at 601 North La Canada Drive in Green Valley and to Maggie’s home. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom at 721-1029.

7/30 Tuesday through 8/04 Sunday

The 2019 NATIONAL BEEP BASEBALL WORLD SERIES will be in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center. Contact them at 2019@nbba.org.

7/30 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. For more information contact Barbara 298-2427 or Tom 721-1029 or write them a note on their site

7/30 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.

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