Political Calendar: Week of October 30, 2016

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Political Calendar for the Week of October 30, 2016:

Sunday, October 30, 10:00 a.m.: Cyclovia of Tucson. The new route connects the Miramonte Neighborhood to The Garden District. You can be among the first to see the new route by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or signing up for the Living Streets Alliance e-newsletter. For more information please contact us at: info@cycloviatucson.org.

Memorial Service for Governor Rose Mofford

Sunday, October 30, 1:30 p.m.: Memorial service and celebration of the life of Arizona’s first female governor, Rose Mofford, at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams Street, Phoenix. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and those wishing to attend this event are encouraged to arrive early as seating is limited.halloween- The theater’s website says its seating capacity of 1,364.

Monday, October 31: Halloween.

Monday, October 31, 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 Luci Messing, former Tucson Educator’s Association President from 2009-2011, and currently co-chair of the Pima County Democratic Education Caucus. Next Week: Michael McDonald, CEO Community Foodbank of Southern Arizona, for annual foodbank drive.

Wednesday, November 2: Last day to return your early mail-in ballot by mail to ensure that it is received by Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. If you miss the deadline, be sure you sign and date the enclosed ballot envelope, and drop off your ballot at any polling location on Election Day.

Early Vote Rally with Hillary Clinton in Phoenix

Wednesday, November 2, 6:30 p.m.: Early Vote Rally with Hillary Clinton in Phoenix, at Sun Devil Fitness Complex, intramural fields at 400 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe. Join other supporters in Phoenix on Wednesday, November 2nd, at our Early Vote Rally with Hillary Clinton. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Program begins at 6:30 p.m. RSVP at www.hillaryclinton.com and check for late breaking details.

Wednesday, November 2, 5:15 p.m.: Coconino County Democratic Party meeting, at Coconino County Democratic Party HQ, 201 E. Birch Avenue, Suite #6, Flagstaff. Meet the first Wednesday of each month. For more information please call (928) 214-0393 or email Kevin Ordean at Kordean@ccdem.org.

Wednesday, November 2, 5:30 p.m.: Graham County Democratic Party meeting, at Graham County Chamber of Commerce, 820 W. Main Street, Safford. Meet the first Wednesday of each month. For more information please contact Becky Fox at beckyfox@cableone.net.

Early Vote Rally with Senator Tim Kaine in Tucson

Thursday, November 3, 6:15 p.m.: Early Vote Rally with Senator Tim Kaine, at Sunnyside High School, 1725 E Bilby Road, Tucson.  Join other supporters in Tucson for an Early Vote Rally with Tim Kaine. With just days left until Election Day, and with early voting underway in Arizona, let’s come together to hear from Hillary’s running mate, and the next vice president of the United States, Tim Kaine. Doors open at 4:15 p.m. Program begins at 6:15 p.m. RSVP at www.hillaryclinton.com and check for late breaking details.

Friday, November 4: Last day for in-person early voting at early voting locations.

Saturday, November 5, 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, November 5, 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.

Saturday, November 5, 2:00 p.m.: Memorial service for community activist Marian Lupu, at the Proscenium Theater at Pima Community College Center for the Arts, 2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson. Those wishing to attend this event are encouraged to arrive early as seating is limited. The theater’s seating capacity is 425.

All Souls Procession Weekend – Tucson

Saturday, November 5 – Sunday, November 6: All Souls Procession Weekend in Downtown Tucson. We would prefer the Procession be election-free, but we will make no rules (aside from the basic guidelines) about how people choose to participate. See post, The Election & the Procession. The Procession of Little Angels is Saturday, November 5 at 3:00 p.m. at Armory Park, 221 S. 6th Avenue. The park fills with children and families, gathering to paint wings, create paper flowers, get their faces painted, dress in costumes created at our kids’ costuming workshops, and approach grief from a child-friendly, child-driven place. Stories that Soar! and Tucson Circus Arts students team up to perform local children’s stories about death and grief, and as the sun sets, everyone processes around the park. The main procession gathers on Sunday November 6 at 4:00 p.m. at N. 6th Avenue & the underpass gateway stage at 7th Street and 5th Avenue. At 6:30 we will march to the Mercado San Augustin at Linda Avenue west of Congress Street. There are multiple venues at the stage site. Entertainment and food trucks at both staging locations.

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. 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.

Monday, November 7: Emergency voting at County Recorder offices.

Monday, November 7, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party executive votecommittee meeting.

Tuesday, November 8: ELECTION DAY. VOTE!

Tuesday, November 8, 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, November 8, 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, November 8, 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.

Pima County Democratic Party Election Night Victory Party

Tuesday, November 8, 7:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Election Night Victory Party, at the Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel, 880 E. 2nd Street, Tucson. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Event begins at 7:00 p.m.  Join the Pima County Democratic Party on Election Night!  This is the official Democratic election night event in Tucson, and you won’t want to miss it!

Tuesday, November 8, 7:00 p.m.: Arizona Democratic Party Election Night Victory Party, at the the downtown Renaissance Hotel (the old Adams Hotel), 100 N. First Street, Phoenix. This is the official Democratic election night event in Phoenix, and you won’t want to miss it!

Tuesday, November 8, 7:00 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party Election Night Victory Party and monthly meeting, at the Prescott Adult Center (Meals on Wheels Room), 1280 E. Rosser Road, Prescott. No potluck. Snack food provided.

Tuesday, November 8, 7:00 p.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks Election Night Victory Party, at Java Love Cafe, 2155 State Route 89A #118, Sedona. No admission fee. Food & beverages available for purchase.

Wednesday, November 9, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area Blue Rising Annual Auction and Dinner

Thursday, November 10, 5:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area Blue Rising Annual Auction and Dinner, in the ballroom at the Madera Clubhouse in Quail Creek. Enjoy a wonderful evening with a wide assortment of live and silent auction offerings. Bid on a 2017 vacation: 7 night stay at a Club Wyndham Access or Plus Resort – Wyndham South Shore – Lake Tahoe, or Oceanside, CA. Our very special auctioneer is David Fitzsimmons, the noted cartoonist and humor columnist for the Arizona Daily Star. This should be a really fun evening! A cash bar and hors d’oeuvres will be available. Dinner will be a choice of salmon with beurre blanc sauce or sliced pork loin with cinnamon raisin demi glaze. If you have special diet needs or have questions, please call Kathy Davisson at 248-762-1216. The cost of a basic ticket is $75.00. You may also choose to be a sponsor at $100.00 per ticket or a patron at $200.00 per ticket. Reservations must be made by Monday, November 7, 2016. Your ActBlue receipt is your confirmation for the event. RSVP at Act Blue, or mail or deliver checks and response forms to DCSRA Headquarters: DCSRA, P.O. Box 131, Green Valley, AZ 85614.

Thursday, November 10, 5:30 p.m.: [Note: Does not meet in November and December] Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. Meet the second Thursday of each month. For more information please contact Ash Silverburg at (520) 326-3716.

Thursday, November 10, 5:30 p.m.: [Meeting rescheduled to Election night] 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, November 10, 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.

VeteransFriday, November 11: Veterans Day.

97th annual Tucson Veterans Day Parade

Friday, November 11, 11:00 a.m.: 97th annual Tucson Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Tucson. This year’s theme: “Remembering Peal Harbor: 75 Years Later.” Cpl. Maurice A. Storck survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and is the Grand Marshall of the parade.Parade participants will start assembling downtown at 8 a.m. and traffic restrictions will be in place throughout the day. The parade begins downtown at West Alameda Street and Granada Avenue and heads east on Alameda and turns onto North Stone Avenue. It then heads onto West Franklin Street and participants will continue on North Church Avenue and onto West Sixth Street. From Sixth Street the parade will head south on Granada Avenue and return to the staging point on Alameda Street.

Saturday, November 12, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats meeting, at Risky Business, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Road. Meet the second Saturday of each month. For more information visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.

Saturday, November 12, 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, November 12, 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.

Monday, November 14, 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, November 15, 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.

Wednesday, November 16, 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, November 16, 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, November 16, 6:30 p.m.: Democracy for America – Maricopa County (DFA-MC) monthly meeting is the third 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, November 16, 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, November 17, 8:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks breakfast, at Old Sedona Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1405 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona. Featured speaker is Arizona Democratic Party Executive Director, Sheila Healy, on “Democratic Party – Election Wrap Up.” Meet the third Thursday of each month. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to (928) 274-6541.

Saturday, November 19: El Tour De Tucson perimeter bicycle race. Start times vary from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. depending on the distance/route. Presentation of the El Tour Grande Award to the 106-mile route winner is at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 19 to Saturday, December 3: Legislative District reorganization meetings and election of district officers.

Saturday, November 19, 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.

Tuesday, November 22, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 9 meeting, at Northwest Medical Center, La Paloma Urgent Care Community Classroom, 4001 E. Sunrise Drive. Meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Brian Clymer at brianclymer@yahoo.com or (520) 297-3539.

Wednesday, November 23, 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.

Wednesday, November 23, 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.

thanksgiving-clipart-8Thursday, November 24: Thanksgiving Day.

Thursday, November 24, 6:00 p.m.: [Rescheduled] 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, November 24, 7:00 p.m.: [Rescheduled] 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 (520) 579-9460 Richard.Reddy@fredonia.edu.

Saturday, November 26, 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, November 26, 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, November 27, 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.

Monday, November 28, 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, November 29, 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.

Thursday, December 1: World AIDS Day.

Friday, December 2.: Democratic Women of the Prescott Area Holiday Party. Details TBA.

Saturday, December 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.

Wednesday, December 7: Pear Harbor Remembrance Day – 75th Anniversary.

Saturday, December 24: Hanukkah begins at sundown (for eight days).

Sunday, December 25: Christmas Day.

2017

Sunday, January 1: New Year’s Day.

Monday, January 9: Opening Day of the 53rd Arizona Legislature (First Regular Session). “No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.” – Mark Twain.

Monday, January 16: Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  birthday (observed).

Friday, January 20: Inauguration Day.

Saturday, January 28: Chinese New Year – year of the rooster.

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