Political Calendar: Week of September 20, 2015

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Political Calendar for the Week of September 20, 2015:

Democrats of Greater Tucson Annual Awards Luncheon

Sunday, September 20, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson Awards Luncheon, at Hotel Tucson – City Center, 475 N. Granada Avenue, Tucson, AZ. Luncheon from 12 Noon until 2:00 PM check-in begins at 11:00 AM. Master of Ceremonies is David Fitzsimmons. Keynote speaker is Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick. Alice Papcun Lifetime Achievement Award: Herschella Horton; Maurice Grossman Community outreach Award: Luci Messing; Steve Emerine Election integrity Award: Sandra Spangler; introducing the inaugural Albert M. Elias Democratic Business Leader Award. Individual tickets are $65, table of 10 is $650. Sponsorship levels are available. VIP Reception at 10:00 a.m. in The Buckley Room. Champagne, mimosas and fresh fruit. An additional ticket for $35. To order online go to https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/dgt2015. Please order by September 13. For more information please contact Jeremy Lasher at (520) 609-7641.

Ann Kirkpatrick for U.S. Senate Reception

Sunday, September 20, 2:30 p.m.: Ann Kirkpatrick for U.S. Senate Reception, at the Tucson Omni National Resort, Bella Vista Salon, 2727 W. Club Drive, Tucson. Individual Ticket $100, Friend $250, Supporter $500, Sponsor $1,000. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Kevin at Kevin@KirkpatrickforArizona.com or (928) 224-8523.

(Last Day) Sunday, September 20: Gila County Fair, at the Gila County Fairgrounds just north of Globe, AZ on US 60.

(Last Day) Sunday, September 20: Greenlee County Fair at the Greenlee County Fairgrounds, 1248 Fairgrounds Road, Duncan, AZ.

(Last Day) Sunday, September 20: Mohave County Fair, at 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd., in Kingman, AZ.

(Last Day) Sunday, September 20: Santa Cruz County Fair & Rodeo, at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Sonoita, AZ.

(Continuing) Sunday, September 20: 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. 19-20, Sept. 26-27, Oct. 3-4 and Oct. 10-11, 2015. No dogs admitted, please. For more information please call (520) 576-1400 or (520) 576-1321.

Monday, September 21, 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 State Sen. Andrea Dalessandro (LD 2), legislative update. Next Week: Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall and Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center director Kathy Rau on the courthouse therapy dog program.

17th Annual Constitution Day at the University of Arizona College of Law

Monday, September 21, 1:00 p.m.: The Rehnquist Center at the University of Arizona College of Law invites you to their Constitution Day program
in the Ares Auditorium, Room 164. There will be a panel discussion featuring legal experts, who will review some of the major cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court during the 2014 term. The panelists include: Professor RonNell Anderson Jones, BYU Law School, Honorable G. Murray Snow, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, Professor Ilya Somin, George Mason University School of Law. Moderator will be Professor David Marcus, James E. Rogers College of Law. Cases to be discussed include: King v. Burwell, Horne v. Department of Agriculture, Obergefell v. Hodges, and Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. There is no cost to attend this event, and it is open to the public. Reception to follow. CLE credit may be available. Space is limited, and registration is recommended. To register, visit: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ebequki88c4ba587&oseq=&c=&ch. For more information, please contact Bernadette Wilkinson at (520) 626-1629 or bwilkins@email.arizona.edu.

Monday, September 21, 4:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Education Caucus meeting, at the TEA office, 4625 E. 2nd Street,, Tucson. We will be planning for another viewing of the film “Education, Inc.” which depicts how dark money influenced the outcome of the school board race in Douglas County, Colorado. as well as other courses of action. For more information please contact Luci Messing at lucibmessing@cox.net.

Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Tucson Town Hall Forum

Monday, September 21, 6:00 p.m.: The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Tucson is hosting a candidate forum for all candidates running for Tucson City Council at the Dunbar School Auditorium, 325 W. 2nd Street, Tucson, AZ.

Happy Hour for Hillary Clinton

Monday, September 21, 6:30 p.m.: Happy Hour for Hillary Clinton, hosted by Daniel Hernandez, at The Shanty, 401 E. 9th Street, Tucson. we will have food from Lerua’s, provided by Bill Nugent of The Shanty. Cost is $25. To RSVP  please contact Daniel Hernandez at danielhernande143@gmail.com.

Tuesday, September 22: National Voter Registration Day 2015.

Screenshot from 2015-09-13 13:49:14Tuesday, September 22, 10:00 a.m.: Free concert featuring Sun Bones at PCC National Voter Registration Day, Pima Community College, West Campus, Cafeteria/Bookstore Lobby, 2202 West Anklam Rd., Tucson. PCC is leading an initiative with the Pima County Interfaith Civic Education Organization (PCICEO) and other community organizations including Expect More Arizona, Mi Familia Vota, and the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson to increase student, employee and community member voter registrations. A campus and community challenge began on August 24 to see which campus and community groups can register the most voters.  Community groups have been working to match Pima’s registration total. The challenge ends on National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 22, when the results will be announced at a community concert and celebration featuring the acclaimed Tucson-based band Sun Bones. Media welcome.

Tuesday, September 22, 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.

Tuesday, September 22: Yom Kippur begins at sundown.

Wednesday, September 23, 9:15 a.m. (EST): White House Welcoming Ceremony for Pope Francis, and personal meeting with President Barack Obama.

Wednesday,September 23, 10:30 a.m.: Democratic Women of the Prescott Area Luncheon, at the Centennial Center, 1989 Clubhouse Drive (Antelope Hills). Featured speaker is John Flicker, president of Prescott College and former president of the American Audubon Society. Luncheon reservations are required. Cost is $15 for members and $17 for nonmembers. Email requests to DWPrescottArea@gmail.com or call (928) 458-5689 or (928) 848-2753.

Wednesday, September 23, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party new PC workshop, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street (one block South of Speedway and West of Swan).

Wednesday, September 23, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, at Bead and Berry Coffee House, 20800 N. John Wayne Parkway, Maricopa. For more information please contact jjjudd@live.com or like us on Copa City Dems | Facebook.

Thursday, September 24 – Sunday, September 27: Cochise County Fair, at the Cochise County Fairgrounds on Leslie Canyon Road, just north of Douglas, AZ.

Thursday, September 24, 9:20 a.m. (EST): Pope Francis addresses a joint session of the United States Congress (this promises to be must see TV).

Thursday, September 24, 11:30 a.m.: Blue Tuesday Luncheon Forum, at the Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden (Scottsdale). 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!)

Thursday, September 24, 3:00 p.m.: Marana Democrats meeting, at the Continental Reserve Urgent Care meeting room, 8333 N. Silverbell Road (on the southwest corner of Silverbell Road and Continental Reserve Loop). For more information please contact democratsofcasagrande@gmail.com or call(520)251-8247.

Thursday, September 24, 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.

Thursday, September 24, 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, September 24, 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 (520) 579-9460 Richard.Reddy@fredonia.edu.

Friday, September 25 – Sunday, September 27: Marana Oktoberfest 2015, at Breakers Water Park, 8555 W. Tangerine Road, Marana, AZ. A fun experience for the whole family with German food, German beer, arts & crafts, music and dancing, Family Games continuous entertainment and the Water slides and Kiddie pool will be open on Saturday & Sunday.

Friday, September 25, 8:30 a.m. (EST): Pope Francis addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York (climate change conference).

1st Annual Tucson LGBTQA Black & White Ball

Friday, September 25, 6:30 p.m.: 1st Annual Tucson LGBTQA Black & White Ball, at the Inn Suites Hotel, Tucson City Center, 475 N. Granada Avenue. 1st Annual Tucson LGBTQA Black & White Ball benefiting the Tucson LGBT Freedom Day Parade Committee and PowerSource. On top of a fun filled evening of socializing, entertainment, and good food; join us in recognizing community leaders and organizations that have made a difference in our community with the 1st Annual T.O.R.C.H. (Tucson Organization Recognizing Community Help) Awards. Additionally, look forward to great prizes/silent auction throughout the evening. The evening will culminate with music and dancing to top off the celebration. This is a Black Tie affair. Come dressed to the nines. Ticket Prices (include dinner):$20 Single, $30 Couple, VIP (Includes Swag Bag, Prime Seating, and Meet & Greet)$30 Single, $50 Couple; Tables (10 Tickets) $200 Regular, $300 VIP. Purchase tickets online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1909898.

Saturday, September 26 – Sunday, September 27: 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. 19-20, Sept. 26-27, Oct. 3-4 and Oct. 10-11, 2015. No dogs admitted, please. For more information please call (520) 576-1400 or (520) 576-1321.

Saturday, September 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, September 26, Noon: Fiesta Sahuarita 2015, at Anamax Park in Sahuarita. Water park, kids rides, carnival games, arts and crafts, food & drink. Fun for the whole family.

Saturday, September 26, 2:00 p.m.: Legislative District 11 meeting, at the Wheeler, Taft, Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive, Tucson (new location!) For more information please contact Jo Holt at legdist11dems@gmail.com. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.

Saturday, September 26, 3:00 p.m.: (Special Date) Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area meeting at the DCSRA Headquarters (upstairs meeting room), Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. Featured speaker is Pima County Supervisor Richard Elías for a Q & A on the Pima County Bonds election. A reception will follow the meeting.

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

Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.: Drinking Liberally. Location TBA. An informal, inclusive progressive social group, and lively discussion. Contact: www.livingliberallytucson.org.

Sunday, September 27, 7:00 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…it’s Sky Bar Tucson. Last Sunday every month.

Monday, September 28, 9:00 a.m. (EST): President Barack Obama addresses the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Monday, September 28, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 3 meeting, at the Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue (parking under the library). For more information please contact Andrés Cano at andres@canoagroup.com or (520) 304-5778.

#PinkOut Day for Planned Parenthood

Tuesday, September 29: We’re turning the Internet PINK — Planned Parenthood PINK.  So put on something pink, snap a selfie and share it with #PinkOut to be seen, be heard, be a part of this movement and this moment. Want to do more on #PinkOut day? Attend one of our national #PinkOut events near you at istandwithpp.org/pinkout. Pink Out Day is our time to say: Listen to over a million Americans who are sick and tired of the relentless attacks on reproductive health care. Listen to the one in five American women who has received care at a Planned Parenthood health center.  Tell anti-abortion extremists and politicians that we are everywhere and we will not let them use fraud and deception to shut down the health centers so many women rely on for care.  It will be women and men nationwide standing together to say: We’re not backing down, not today, not ever. Stand with Planned Parenthood and get ready by Pinking Out your profile pics:  http://twibbon.com/Support/stand-with-pp

Thursday, October 1 – Sunday, October 4: Yavapai County Fair, at the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Grounds, in Prescott, AZ.

Thursday, October 1 – Sunday, October 4: Rex Allen Days, at 1500 N. Circle I Road (Willcox). The Town of Willcox celebrates the music and life of hometown hero, the actor/singing cowboy Rex Allen, with a rodeo, parade, dances, and cowboy poetry readings.

Friday, October 2, 5:00 p.m.: Open House for Brian Bickel, Democratic Candidate for Pima County Supervisor District 1, hosted by Mike and Chris Dayton, at 10049 N. Rancho Sonora Drive, Oro Valley. c-hosted by Democrats of oro Valley leadership Council.Enjoy a glass of wine and appetizers. To RSVP and for more information please contact bickel4supervisor@gmail.com.

Yavapai County Democratic Party Annual Truman-Clinton Dinner

Friday, October 2, 5;30 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party Annual Truman-Clinton Dinner, at the Centennial Center, Antelope Hills Golf Course, 1 Perkins Drive, Prescott. Keynote Speaker Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, and state Rep. Katie Hobbs. Advance ticket purchase required: $75 individual ticket, $135 per couple, $650 for a table of 10. To purchase tickets use Act Blue online or call (928) 541-0413.

Saturday, October 3, 10:00 a.m.: Legislative District 2 meeting, [in Tucson]. For more information please contact Tom Prezelski at fusilero@aol.com.

Saturday, October 3, 11:00 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, October 3, 11:00 a.m.: Flagstaff Oktoberfest at Wheeler Park, Flagstaff AZ. 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 3, Noon: Red Rocks Oktoberfest at West Sedona’s Posse Grounds Park on the upper ballfield. Authentic German Beers provided by local AZ Breweries, German Style Bratwurst and “Bratburger,” German Style Potato Salad, Half Liter Oktoberfest Glass Mugs, Oktoberfest Music by Big Willie and the Polka Meisters and AZ Longhorns. General Admission $25.

Saturday, October 3: SanTan Oktoberfest SanTan Brewing’s 8th Annual Oktoberfest in Downtown Chandler, 3 S. Arizona Avenue, Chandler, AZ. Leading the entertainment lineup is the nationally recognized Matisyahu, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers and local favorite acts. This year’s event will highlight beer games, Von Hanson’s brat eating contest, and family zone.

Saturday, October 3: Baja Oktoberfest at Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ. Baja Oktoberfest will feature all Tucson breweries and craft breweries across the state. The Arizona Craft Breweries guild has invited all Arizona breweries to participate and selected a few out of state breweries to join the fun. Local food trucks, brat eating contest, and more. Proceeds benefit Tu Nidito. This is the largest celebration of Arizona craft beer event in Tucson. Details TBA.

Sunday, October 4, 1:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party PC and Volunteer workshop, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street (one block South of Speedway and West of Swan). City council candidates and the mayor are being asked to attend. Speakers will address the city propositions and the county bond proposals. Attendees will learn how to communicate accurate information as they engage in get out the vote activities.

Monday, October 5: Voter Registration Cutoff Date for Tucson Mayor and City Council election.

Monday, October 5, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting.

Wednesday, October 7, 5:15 p.m.: Coconino County Democratic Party meeting, at Party HQ, 201 E. Birch Ave., Ste. 6, Flagstaff. For more information please call (928) 214-0393.

Thursday, October 8 – Sunday, October 11: Graham County Fair at the Graham County Fairgrounds, 527 E. Armory Road, Safford AZ.

Thursday, October 8, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. For more information please contact Ash Silverburg at (520) 326-3716.

Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11: Tempe Town lake holds the 42st annual Tempe Oktoberfest as a fundraiser for its student and teacher exchange program. At the three day Oktoberfest, you will find a carnival, dachshund runs (Sunday) and a 5 Mile / 5K / 1 mile race (Saturday) in addition to German food, beer & wine gardens and live music. 15 German beers and three stages of live music! Kinderfest with craft zone and carnival amusements for kids. Six hours of polka music on Sunday. Eight 4 oz. samples of German beer will also be served from noon – 6 for just $20. Admission is free. All day pass for kids amusements is $30. Tempe Beach Splash Park will also reopen for the weekend. Cash is needed to purchase tickets for food and beverages. Family pricing during the day on Saturday and Sunday is 25 food/activity tickets for $20. Oktoberfest @ Tempe Town Lake.

Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11: 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.

Friday, October 9, 5:00 p.m.: Democratic Women of the Prescott Area Happy Hour, at the Crush Wine Cafe in the Frontier Village shopping center in Prescott. Call (928) 848-2753 if you want to reserve a seat!

Saturday, October 10 – Sunday, October 11: Butterfield Overland Stage Days & Rodeo – City of Benson. The two day Butterfield Rodeo will be held at the Arena Bar and Rodeo Grounds, 250 N. Prickly Pear.

Saturday,October 10, 9:00 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats meeting, at Risky Business, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Road. For more information please contact Lucy Messing at (520) 591-7615 or visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.

Saturday, October 10, 9:30 a.m.: San Tan Valley Democrats meeting, at the SRP Service Center, 3735 E. Combs Road (San Tan Valley). For more information please contact Dwight Snyder at dsnider@cox.net or (480) 331-9386, or visit our web site santanvalleydems.org and Like Us on Facebook.

Saturday, October 10, 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.

LD 10 Ice Cream Social with Mayor and Council Candidates

Saturday, October 10, 1:00 p.m.: Legislative District 10 Ice Cream Social with Mayor & Council Candidates, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street (one block South of Speedway and West of Swan). Come join the fun in between canvassing shifts, as the Mayor and Council candidates serve up the ice cream with their special flair. Bring your friends and neighbors, and help us bring in the people’s money for our Get Out The Vote effort. Political Bingo! $10 ticket includes one bingo card, additional bingo cards are $2 each or 3 for $5. Prizes for the winners. For more information lease contact Rob Selby at r_ybles@hotmail.com or (520) 790-3024.

Saturday, October 10, 3:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area meeting at the DCSRA Headquarters (upstairs meeting room), Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. A reception will follow the meeting. For more information, please contact Jean Vickers jean.vickers@cox.net.

Saturday, October 10, 6:00 p.m.: Pride on Parade 2015, on 4th Avenue in cooperation with the 4th Avenue Merchants Association and Sky Bar, Tucson. For more information see http://tucsonpride.org/.

Democrats of The Red Rocks Annual Picnic

Sunday, October 11, 10:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks Annual Picnic 2015, at the Living Springs Camp, 3500 N. State Rte. 89A, Sedona, AZ.  $5 entry fee includes a BBQ lunch, music by The Beaver Creek Philharmonic and Dianne Mahoney, a silent auction, special guest speakers and much more.  Go to our Annual Picnic and Fundraiser Page for more information. Take advantage of one-on-one interaction with environmental experts representing local non-profit organizations such as:  Friends of the Forest, Friends of the Verde River Greenway, Grand Canyon Trust, Keep Sedona Beautiful, Oak Creek Watershed Council, and Sedona Recycles to name a just few.

Monday, October 12: Columbus Day observed.

Monday, October 12, 7:00 p.m.: Democrats of Oro Valley meeting, at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive (SE corner at La Cañada). For more information please contact Mike Dayton at teachers12@msn.com or (520) 742-3774, or visit our web site http://www.demsov.org/.

Monday, October 12, 5:15 p.m.: Democratic Party Activist Club (DPAC) meeting, at Busters (on the bar side), 1800 S. Milton Road, Flagstaff. We will invite some speakers. For more information please contact Sallie Kladnik at salliemk@aol.com.

Tuesday, October 13, 3:30 p.m.: Saddlebrooke Democrats meeting, at SaddleBrooke Activities Center, 64518 E. Galveston Lane (Saddlebrooke). For more information please contact Hollace Lyon at Email Us or visit our web site. SaddleBrookeDemocrats.org.

Tuesday, October 13 (Time TBA): TeaNN(formerly CNN) Democratic Presidential Primary Debate, from Las Vegas, Nevada. Details TBA.

Tuesday, October 13 (Time TBA): Coconino County Democratic Party debate watch party and fall PC meeting, at Cuvee 928 Wine Bar & Restaurant, 6 E. Aspen Avenue, #110, Flagstaff. For more information, please contact Katherine at Katherine.yelle@ccdem.org or call (928) 214-0393.

Tucson City Council Candidate Forum

Tuesday, October 13, 6:30 p.m.: Tucson City Council Candidate Forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson, at Temple Emanu-el. 225 N. Country Club Road, Tucson. Moderated by Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon. All 6 council candidates have confirmed. Free event open to the public.

Wednesday, October 14: Ballots will be mailed for the Tucson Mayor and City Council election. GOTV!

Thursday, October 15, 8:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks breakfast, at Olde Sedona Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1405 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona. Admission is $12, includes buffet breakfast and gratuity. Discussion on voting rights and election issues. Doors open at 8;00 a.m. Please RSVP to (928) 274-6541.

Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18: Helldorado Days in Tombstone, AZ.

Saturday, October 17, Noon: Pride in The Desert 2015, at the Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way, Tucson. Tucson Pride, proudly presents Tucson’s 38th annual LGBT Pride festival. Gates open at 12 noon. Admission: $12.00, Military (active and retired), Seniors (55+) and Students $8.00 (ID’s required for all $8.00 admissions). Those age 12 and under are free. General information: http://tucsonpride.org/pride2015.html. Vendor & Sponsor information: http://tucsonpride.org/sponsorsandvendors.html.

Saturday, October 17, 6:00 p.m.: 29th Annual Great Tucson Beer Festival, at the soccer ball park (2900 East Ajo Way), across the street from Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium. A marvellous evening of beer tasting, (over 200 to chose from!), nibbling on morsels of excellent food provided by local eateries plus entertainment – the band 80’s and Gentlemen headlines. All of this is included in your ticket price! There’s lots of additional entertainment – we’re having an Oktoberfest costume contest among other things! There are two tiers of ticketing – general admission (entry at 6 pm, with an exception of 1-31 July when GA tickets get you in at 5.30 pm) and VIP (early entry always at 4.30 pm). A VIP ticket offers extra benefits – more food and tasting selections. Each tier also has a designated driver option. Check out our buy tickets page for the pricing details.

Sunday, October 18, 2;00 p.m.: Campaign launch for Corin Hammond, LD 11 House, at Continental Ranch Community Center, 8881 N. Coachline Blvd., Marana. Please RSVP to Hammond4House@gmail.com.

Tuesday, October 20, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo del Sol Country Club, on St. Andrews Drive in Sierra Vista. 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, October 20, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 9 meeting, at Northwest Medical Center, La Paloma Urgent Care Community Classroom, 4001 E. Sunrise Drive. For more information please contact Brian Clymer at brianclymer@yahoo.com or (520) 297-3539.

Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 p.m.: Oracle Democrats meeting, at the Oracle Fire Department, 1475 W. American Avenue (Oracle). For more information please contact Renee Barbaree at reba520@q.com or (520) 896-9054.

Wednesday, October 21, 6:30 p.m.: Democracy for America – Maricopa County (DFA-MC) monthly meeting will be moving to the 3rd Wednesday of every month, and the new location will be 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, October 21, 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). For more information lease contact Rob Selby at r_ybles@hotmail.com or (520) 790-3024.

Thursday, October 22, 11:30 a.m.: Blue Tuesday Luncheon Forum, at the Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden (Scottsdale). 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!)

Thursday, October 22, 3:00 p.m.: Marana Democrats meeting, at the Continental Reserve Urgent Care meeting room, 8333 N. Silverbell Road (on the southwest corner of Silverbell Road and Continental Reserve Loop). For more information please contact democratsofcasagrande@gmail.com or call(520)251-8247.

Thursday, October 22, 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.

Thursday, October 22, 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, October 22, 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 (520) 579-9460 Richard.Reddy@fredonia.edu.

Saturday, October 24, 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, October 24, 2:00 p.m.: Legislative District 11 meeting, at the Wheeler, Taft, Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive, Tucson (new location!) For more information please contact Jo Holt at legdist11dems@gmail.com. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.

Sunday, October 25, 7:00 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…it’s Sky Bar Tucson. Last Sunday every month.

Monday, October 26, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 3 meeting, at the Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue (parking under the library). For more information please contact Andrés Cano at andres@canoagroup.com or (520) 304-5778.

Tuesday, October 27, 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, October 28, 10:30 a.m.: Democratic Women of the Prescott Area Luncheon, at the Centennial Center, 1989 Clubhouse Drive (Antelope Hills). Luncheon reservations are required. Cost is $15 for members and $17 for nonmembers. Email requests to DWPrescottArea@gmail.com or call (928) 458-5689 or (928) 848-2753.

Wednesday, October 28 (Time TBA): CNBC GOP Presidential primary Debate, at the University of Colorado, in Boulder, CO. Details TBA.

Thursday, October 29, 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.

Friday, October 30: Last day to return mail ballots in Tucson Mayor and City Council halloween-Election.

Saturday, October 31: Halloween.

Sunday, November 1, 10:00 a.m.: Cyclovia Tucson. Car free bicycling event in Downtown Tucson.

Tuesday, November 3: ELECTION DAY for Tucson Mayor and City Council election, and Pima County Bond election. Polls close at 7:00 p.m.

DCSRA’s Annual Dinner and Auction ‘Believe in Blue’

Thursday, November 5, 5:00 p.m.: The Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area hosts its annual dinner and auction, “Believe in the Blue,” in the ballroom of the Madera Clubhouse in Quail Creek. Enjoy a gala evening with a wide assortment of live and silent auction offerings. Our very special auctioneer is David Fitzsimmons, the noted cartoonist, humor columnist, and blogger for the Arizona Daily Star. It should be an enjoyable evening! A cash bar and hors d’oeuvres will be available. Dinner will be a choice of salmon with buerre blanc or stuffed loin of pork filled with spinach, polenta, garlic, mozzarella cheese finished with a maderia tomato demi glaze. Special diets and requests are also available. If you have a special diet need or have questions, please call Polly Daly at (815 370-4614. 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 November 2, 2015. To RSVP and to purchase tickets secure online, go to ACT BLUE.

Wednesday, November 11: Veteran’s Day.

Saturday, November 14 (Time TBA): CBS Democratic Presidential Primary Debate, from Des Moines, Iowa. Details TBA.

Thursday, November 26: Thanksgiving Day.

Tuesday, December 1: World AIDS Day.

Sunday, December 6: Hanukkah begins at sun down (eight days).

Saturday, December 19 (Time TBA): ABC Democratic Presidential Primary Debate, from Manchester, NH. Details TBA.

Friday, December 25: Christmas Day.

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