Political Calendar: Week of August 7, 2016

The Political Calendar is posted on Sundays. Please send us notice of your political events prior to the Sunday before your event (7 days would be most helpful). See the calendar icon in the right-hand column of the blog page for easy access to the calendar.

Send notices of your events to blogforarizona@gmail.com.

Note: For Event Notices and Fliers, click on the “Calendar” button in the menu options above.

Progressive_values

Political Calendar for the Week of August 7, 2016:

Monday, August 8, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon, Dragon’s View Restaurant (400 N. Bonita, South of St. Mary’s Road between the Freeway and Grande Avenue, turn South at Furr’s Cafeteria). New price: buffet lunch is $10.00 cash, $12 credit; just a drink is $3.50. Featured speaker is Ralph Atchue, Candidate for State Senator in LD11. Next Week: Diana Rhodes, Speaking about National Parks.

Monday, August 8, 7:00 p.m.: Democrats of Oro Valley meeting, at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive (SE corner at La Cañada). Meet the second Monday of each month. For more information please contact Mike Dayton at teachers12@msn.com or (520) 742-3774, or visit our web site http://www.demsov.org/.

Tuesday, August 9, Noon: Democratic Women of Rim Country meeting, at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 Arizona Hwy. 260, Payson, AZ. Meet the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact paysondems@gmail.com or call (928) 468-9669.

Tuesday, August 9, 3:30 p.m.: Saddlebrooke Democrats meeting, at SaddleBrooke Activities Center, 64518 E. Galveston Lane (Saddlebrooke). Meet the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Steve Groth at (520) 385-6686 or check our web site. SaddleBrookeDemocrats.org.

Tuesday, August 9, 4:00 p.m.: Democrats for Picture Rocks meeting, at Horseshoe BBQ Restaurant, 6575 N. Sandario Road, Tucson. For more information please contact Catalina Hall at dems4prandav@gmail.com.

Wednesday, August 10, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

Thursday, August 11, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. Featured speaker is Congressman Raul Grijalva. Meet the second Thursday of each month. For more information please contact Ash Silverburg at (520) 326-3716.

Thursday, August 11, 5:30 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party meeting, at the Prescott Adult Center, 1280 E. Rosser Road, Prescott. $10.00 donation, $5.00 if you bring a dish to share. Meet the second Thursday of each month. Please RSVP to (928)541-0413 or email us at info@yavdem.org.

Thursday, August 11, 7:00 p.m.: Yuma County Democratic Party meeting, at the new Yuma Democratic Party HQ at 290 S. 1st Avenue, Ste. 1, Yuma. Parking is available in back. Meet the second Thursday of each month. For more information please contact us at yumademocrats@gmail.com.

6th Annual ‘Champions of Social Security’ Awards Luncheon

Friday, August 12, 11:30 a.m.: 2016 6th Annual ‘Champions of Social Security’ Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans, at the Pima College downtown campus, Amethyst Room, 1255 North Stone Avenue, Tucson. Congressman Grijalva will present this year’s awards to community activist Barbara Newsome, and Pima County Supervisor Richard Elías. Seats $30 each, tables of 10 are $250. Make checks payable to: AARA, and mail to AARA c/o AFL-CIO, 3117 N. 16th Street, #200, Phoenix, AZ 85016-7679. For more information please contact Tory Anderson at AZRetiredAmericans@gmail.com or (623) 570-6396.

Saturday, August 13, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats meeting, at Risky Business, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Road. For more information visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.

Saturday, August 13, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democrats meeting, at the Community Y, 26 Howell Avenue, Old Bisbee. For more information please contact John Viverto at vivertos@aol.com or visit our web page
Mule Mountain Democrats.

Saturday, August 13, 1:00 p.m.: Sun City Democrats of Oro Valley meeting, in the Navajo Room of the Activity Center, 1495 Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Sun City. Meet the second Saturday of each month. For more information lease contact Maureen Salz mosalz@outlook.com.

Saturday, August 13, 3:00p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Rita Area meeting , at the DCSRA Headquarters (upstairs meeting room), Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. For more information, please contact Jean Vickers jean.vickers@cox.net.

Special Announcements:

DCSRA Discussion Group

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area hosts a Current Events Discussion Group at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. Join us at the weekly meeting of the Democratic Headquarters Current Events Discussion Group. We’ll talk about some of the major events of the previous week, including but not limited to political topics, and try and go behind the news for a deeper understanding. For more information, please contact Jean Vickers jean.vickers@cox.net.

Drinking Liberally

Third Wednesday of each month, 6:00 p.m.: Drinking Liberally returns to Tucson, at Casa Vicente (375 S. Stone Avenue, Tucson, casavicente.com) whose gracious and helpful wait staff sets the table(s) for us. We need to know by the morning of each meeting approximately how many folks will attend. Next meeting is Wednesday, August 17. Please RSVP to tucson@drinkingliberally.org. Informal but thoughtful conversation, good wine and beer, and good food. There is no obligation to order anything–but as a thank you to Casa Vicente for the use of their patio, I hope everyone will order at least one drink (alcoholic or otherwise). And the Tapas are wonderful! The patio is almost completely covered, so weather isn’t much of a problem and there’s plenty of free parking.

Tuesday, August 16, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo del Sol Country Club, on St. Andrews Drive in Sierra Vista. Meet the third Tuesday of each month. The cost of the luncheon is $15.00. For reservations, please contact Kathy Marvin, President of the DWSEA through email at kathleencrafts@gmail.com or by telephone at (520) 803-6697. Visit our web page.Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona.

Tuesday, August 16, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 9 meeting, at Northwest Medical Center, La Paloma Urgent Care Community Classroom, 4001 E. Sunrise Drive. Meet the third Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Brian Clymer at brianclymer@yahoo.com or (520) 297-3539.

Wednesday, August 17, 6:00 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party meeting, at Pinal County Democratic Party HQ, 121 W. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande. For more information lease contact pinaldemocrat@gmail.com or call (480) 678-1756.

Wednesday, August 17, 6:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of Northern Gila County meeting, at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road, Payson. Meet the third Wednesday of the month. For more information please contact paysondems@gmail.com or call (928) 468-9669.

Wednesday, August 17, 6:30 p.m.: Democracy for America – Maricopa County (DFA-MC) monthly meeting is the 3rd Wednesday of every month, and the new location is Macayo’s on Central Avenue, South of Indian School. DFA-MC is on the web, Facebook and Twitter. For more information contact DFAofMC@gmail.com.

Wednesday, August 17, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 10 meeting at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street (one block South of Speedway and West of Swan). Meet the third Wednesday of each month. For more information lease contact Rob Selby at r_ybles@hotmail.com or (520) 790-3024.

Thursday, August 18, 8:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks breakfast, at Old Sedona Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1405 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona. Meet the third Thursday of each month. Featured speaker is Tomas Robles for Arizonans for Fair Wages & Healthy Families. He is active in organizations dedicated to immigrant and worker rights, raising the minimum wage, veterans and housing discrimination issues. Admission is $12, includes buffet breakfast and gratuity. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to (928) 274-6541.

Saturday, August 20, 10:00 a.m.: Pima County Democratic Party African-American Caucus meeting, at Grace Temple Baptist Church, 1020 E. 31st Street, Tucson. Meet the third Saturday of each month. The caucus is not exclusively for African-Americans, all are welcome to join. For more information please contact Connie DeLarge at cdelarge@dmyl.com or (520) 241-8408.

Saturday, August 20, 1:00 p.m.: Maricopa County Democratic Party Summer Convention, at UFCW, 2401 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix . For more information lease call (602) 298-0503.

Celebrate Tucson’s 241st Birthday

Friday, August 19, 5:30 p.m.: Tucson’s Birthday Celebration, at Presidio San Agustín del Tucson courtyard, 133 W. Washington St., Tucson, AZ. The Museum is free and open to the public on August 19th, the celebration of Tucson’s birthday. The public is welcome to attend the annual birthday celebration presented by the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission. www.tucsonpresidio.com. Tucson Presidio was founded on August 20, 1775. The five flags that have flown over Tucson — American, Spanish, Mexican, Confederate, and the State of Arizona — will be presented in a ceremony at Presidio San Agustín del Tucson courtyard to celebrate Tucson’s 240th birthday. There also will be birthday cake and refreshments, cannon fire and living history demonstrations. Members from a wide variety of groups who make up the cultural fabric of Tucson will be in attendance along with elected officials and dignitaries. Admission is Free.

Monday, August 22, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 3 meeting, at the Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue (parking under the library). Meet the fourth Monday of each month. For more information please contact Andrés Cano at andres@canoagroup.com or (520) 304-5778.

Tuesday, August 23, Noon: Critical Issues Forum, at the Cochise County Democratic Party HQ, 1234 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista. For more information please contact cochisecodems@gmail.com or (520) 458-9467.

Wednesday, August 24, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of the Prescott Area luncheon, at the Centennial Center, 1989 Clubhouse Drive, Prescott (on the Antelope Hills golf course). Luncheon reservations are required. A buffet luncheon will be provided. Cost is $15 for members and $17 for nonmembers. RSVP by email: DWPrescottArea@gmail.com or call (928) 848-2753. Contact us ASAP if you make reservations and are unable to attend. The public is welcome, but reservations are required. To join, email the form and pay at the luncheon, or mail with a check to Sandy Baggenstos, DWPA Treasurer, 530 N. Fitzmaurice Drive, Prescott, AZ 86303.

Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission 4oth Anniversary and Women’s Equality Day Celebration

Thursday, August 25, 11:30 a.m.: Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission 40th Anniversary and Women’s Equality Day Celebration, at the Lodge on the Desert, 306 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson. Keynote speaker is Carolyn Warner, emcee is KVOA-TV anchor Kristi Tedesco. Seating is limited, reservations are required. Reservation deadline is Tuesday, August 16. Price $65 per person.  Reserve Online Now. Paying by Check? Please click here to download the registration form and mail it with your check to: Pima County Tucson Women’s Commission, Attn: Trina Callie-Dixon PhD, PO Box 50684, Tucson, AZ 85703 (Please make checks payable to Pima County Tucson Women’s Commission).

Thursday, August 25, 5:30 p.m.: Maricopa County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting. Meet and greet (and dinner) begins at 5:30. Meeting begins promptly at 6:00 pm. For more information lease call (602) 298-0503.

Thursday, August 25, 6:00 p.m.: Casa Grande Democrats meeting, at Bedillon’s Restaurant (Adobe Room), 800 N. Park Avenue, Casa Grande. For more information please contact Jack Guthrie at democratsofcasagrande@gmail.com and Like Us on Facebook.

Thursday, August 25, 7:00 p.m.: Heritage Highlands/Dove Mountain Democrats meeting, at the Heritage Highlands Clubhouse, 4949 West Heritage Club Boulevard (Marana). For more information please contact Dick Reddy at wed(520) 579-9460 Richard.Reddy@fredonia.edu.

Friday, August 26: Women’s Equality Day.

Saturday,August 27, 10:00 a.m.: Northern Cochise County Democratic Club meeting. Meeting locations rotate between Benson and Wilcox. For more information please contact Kathy Suagee at soprano_58@hotmail.com. Visit our web page Northern Cochise County Democrats.

Saturday, August 27, 2:00 p.m.: Legislative District 11 meeting, at the Wheeler, Taft, Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive, Tucson. Meet the fourth Saturday of each month. For more information please contact Scott Baker at legdist11dems@gmail.com. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.

Sunday, August 28, 3:00 p.m.: Marana Democrats meeting, at the Continental Reserve Plaza, 8333 N. Silverbell Road, Tucson. For more information please contact Buddy Gill at maranadems@gmail.com or (408) 806-2036.

Sunday, August 28, 8:00 p.m.: Laughing Liberally Tucson returns to lampoon the national, state and local political scene. Come out and enjoy Tucson’s best and brightest comics as we try our best to save democracy…one laugh at a time. it’s FUN…it’s FREE…New Location! Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress Street, downtown Tucson. Last Sunday every month.

Tuesday, August 30: Primary Election.

Tuesday, August 30, 11:30 a.m.: Blue Tuesday Luncheon Forum, at the Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden (Scottsdale). Generally meets the last Tuesday of the month. If you want lunch, you must RSVP by the Thursday before so we can order for you! Email jctillotson@msn.com. $22 – cash only – at the door! (If you RSVP, and then find you can’t make it, PLEASE LET US KNOW, or we’ll have to pay for your uneaten lunch!) For more information please contact bluetuesdayluncheon@gmail.com.

Friday, September 2 – Monday, September 5: Coconino County Fair at Fort Tuthill County Park, in Flagstaff, AZ.

Saturday, September 3 – Monday, September 5: 101st Annual Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo at the Sonoita Fairgrounds. Gates open daily at 10AM.

Saturday, September 3, 10:00 a.m.: Greater Huachuca Area Democrats meeting, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 798 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista. For more information please contact ghadc1@yahoo.com.

Saturday, September 3, 10:00 a.m.: [Need to verify location] Legislative District 2 meeting,at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. For more information please contact Tom Prezelski at fusilero@aol.com.

Monday, September 5: Labor Day.

PALF 20th Annual Labor Day Picnic

Monday, September 5, 10:00 am-2:00 pm.: Pima Area Labor Federation hosts the 18th Annual Labor Day Picnic at the Reid Park bandshell, 22nd Street (at Alvernon Way) in Tucson. PALF Olympics, entertainment, speakers, free soft drinks & hot dogs. Groups interested in tabling the event should contact PALF headquarters at (520) 388-4139.

Tuesday, September 6 – Sunday, September 11: 70th Annual Navajo Nation Fair, in Window Rock, AZ. 70th Annual Navajo Nation Fair – arts & crafts, baby contest, free BBQ, exhibits, concerts, horse racing, parade, Pow Wow, Open Indian and junior rodeos, traditional song & dance, fry bread contest, carnival.

Wednesday, September 7 – Saturday, September 10: Apache County Fair, in Saint Johns, AZ.

Thursday, September 8 – Sunday, September 11: Yavapai County Fair, at the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Grounds, in Prescott, AZ.

Friday, September 9 – Saturday, September 10: Sierra Vista Oktoberfest at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Boulevard, Sierra Vista, AZ. Beer garden, german cuisine via food vendors, live entertainment from the Hamptons, kid’s carnival and arts & craft vendors.

Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 11: Northern Gila County Fair, at the Payson Event Center, in Payson, AZ.

Sunday, September 11: Patriot Day.

Wednesday, September 14 – Sunday, September 18: Navajo County Fair, at the Navajo County Fairgrounds, in Holbrook, AZ.

Thursday, September 15 – Sunday, September 18: Greenlee County Fair at the Greenlee County Fairgrounds, 1248 Fairgrounds Road, Duncan, AZ.

Thursday, September 15 – Sunday, September 18: Mohave County Fair, at 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd., in Kingman, AZ.

Friday, September 16 – Sunday, September 18: Santa Cruz County Fair, at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Sonoita, AZ.

Friday, September 16: Yavapai County Democratic Party’s annual Truman-Clinton Dinner. Save the date! Details TBA.

Saturday, September 17: Constitution Day and Citizenship Day commemorates the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.

Saturday, September 17 – Sunday, September 18: Oktoberfest on Mount Lemmon, 10300 Ski Run Road, Mt. Lemmon (Tucson). Free admission. $5 parking and highway fees. Enjoy a festival of German food and music in the forest at Mount Lemmon Ski Valley during the last two weekends in September and first two weekends in October: Sept. 17-18, Sept. 24-25, Oct. 1-2 and Oct. 8-9, 2015. No dogs admitted, please. For more information please call (520) 576-1400 or (520) 576-1321.

Sunday, September 18, 11:30 a.m.: Democrats of Greater Tucson Awards Luncheon. Save the date! Details TBA.

Thursday, September 22 – Sunday, September 25: Gila County Fair, at the Gila County Fairgrounds just north of Globe, AZ on US 60.

Thursday, September 22 – Sunday, September 25: Cochise County Fair, at the Cochise County Fairgrounds on Leslie Canyon Road, just north of Douglas, AZ.

Tuesday, September 27: National Voter Registration Day.

Thursday, September 29: Last day to file as a write-in candidate for the General Election.

Friday, September 30, 7:00 p.m.: Pride on Parade 2016, on 4th Avenue in cooperation with the 4th Avenue Merchants Association and Sky Bar, Tucson. For more information see http://tucsonpride.org/.

Saturday, October 1: 39th Annual Pride in The Desert, at Reid Park, 22nd Street (at Alvernon Way) in Tucson. Details TBA. General information: Tucson Pride 2016.

Saturday, October 1, 11:00 a.m.: Flagstaff Oktoberfest at Wheeler Park from 11 AM to 8 PM. The event supports the Flagstaff Sunrise Lions Club. Live polka music, German beer, and free root beer floats for kids in the root beer garden. Contests for yodeling, costume, brat eating and beer hoisting.

Saturday, October 1, 3:00 p.m.: SanTan Oktoberfest. The ninth annual Oktoberfest for San Tan Brewing and Downtown Chandler. at 3 South San Marcos Place, Chandler. This event typically includes stein races, keg rolling, tricycle races, keg contest, bratwurst eating contests and a beer pong tournament. $12 admission (kids 12 and under are free). Presale tickets go on sale for $10 on September 1.

Sunday, October 2: Rosh Hashana (begins at sundown) to Tuesday, October 4.

Thursday, October 6 – Sunday, October 9: Graham County Fair at the Graham County Fairgrounds, 527 E. Armory Road, Safford AZ.

Friday, October 7 – Sunday, October 9: Tucson Meet Yourself Festival, 115 N. Church Avenue, Tucson, AZ . Southern Arizona’s diverse folk and ethnic communities are celebrated with performances and demonstrations, food vendors, and more at this family-friendly festival in downtown Tucson. Admission: Free for spectators. For more information see Tucson Meet Yourself.

Monday, October 10: Voter registration deadline for General Election.

Monday, October 10: Columbus Day (observed).

Wednesday, October 12: Early voting begins in the General Election.

Wednesday, October 12: Yom Kippur.

Monday, October 31: Halloween.

Tuesday, November 8: ELECTION DAY.

Comments are closed.