Political Calendar: Week of August 11, 2019

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Political Calendar for the Week of August 11, 2019:

Sunday, August 11, 2:00 p.m.: Tucson National Organization of Women meeting, at the Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson. Join us for our August chapter meeting as we start planning for this next critical year. Meeting room is located on the lower level of Valdez Main Library.

Monday, August 12, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon, (NEW Location) Kettle Restaurant, 748 W. Starr Pass Blvd., west of I-10. East 22nd Street turns into W. Starr Pass Blvd. at the I-10.  The Kettle restaurant serves American buffet food, and is on the north side of the street, near the Quality Inn. An optional buffet lunch is available for just $12.00 that includes beverage, tax, and tip. Ordering from the regular menu is available. Featured speaker is Peter Dobrovolny for Tucson 2030 District, a private-public-nonprofit collaborative working to reduce building energy consumption, water use, and transportation emissions 50% by 2030. Next Week: Attorney Joel Feinman on Voter Rights Restoration.

Monday, August 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). 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/.

9th Annual Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans Congressman Raul Grijalva Award Luncheon

Tuesday, August 13, 11:00 a.m.: 9th Annual Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans Congressman Raul Grijalva Award Luncheon, at the Randolph Clubhouse, Copper Room, 600 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson.  Honoring Fred Yamashita, executive director Arizona AFL-CIO “A Champion for Arizona’s Labor Retirees.” Tickets: $35 individual, $300 table of 10. Complete a registration form and send check payable to: “AARA” by August 7, 2019, c/o Arizona AFL-CIO, 3117 N. 16th Street, #200, Phoenix, AZ 85016. To obtain a form and for more information, please contact Charlene Grossman – Tucson (520) 682-2171, Dora Vasquez – Phoenix (602) 689-8048, or email Retirees@azaflcio.org.

Tuesday, August 13, 6:00 p.m.: LD 10 ballot chase training, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson.Join LD10 Democrats as we kickoff our ballot chase for the 2019 City of Tucson primary election. Help inform voters and raise the turnout by calling them and reminding them to mail in their ballots by the August 21st deadline.

Monday, August 13, 7:00 p.m.: Democrats of the Highlands at Dove Mountain meeting, in the Dove Mountain Clubhouse Catalina Room II, 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd., Marana. For more information please contact (520) 661-1919.

Tuesday, August 13, Noon: Democrats 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 13, 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 13, 4:00 p.m.: Democrats for Picture Rocks meeting, at Horseshoe BBQ Restaurant, 6575 N. Sandario Road, Tucson. Meet the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Catalina Hall at dems4prandav@gmail.com.

Grijalva Gratitude Gathering

Wednesday, August 14, 6:30 p.m.: Grijalva Gratitude Gathering, at Mission Gardens, 946 W. Mission Lane, Tucson. Rep. Raúl Grijalva is a champion for our parks and public lands, wildlife, clean air and water, climate, social justice, labor, and so much more, offering compassion and respect for people and the planet. He is in his Arizona district during the month of August. Come to a FREE celebration in his honor at Mission Garden, where 4000+ years of history, culture and nature have survived and thrived. Learn about important conservation legislation moving through Congress and ways you can help. 6:30 to 8:30 Music, cold beverages and gathering/recording of gratitudes for parks, public lands and planet, and those who protect them. 7:00 Remarks from the Congressman. 7:30 sunset group photo. Organizations and individuals are encouraged to bring cards, photographs and/or certificates of appreciation – which will be announced during the event. BRING A FLASHLIGHT! It gets dark quickly. RSVPs on Facebook and email will be accepted for this PRIVATE event. You can also RSVP by emailing campingdiana@outlook.com.

Wednesday, August 14, 7:00 p.m.: Graham County Democratic Party meeting, at La Paloma Restaurant,  5183 Clifton Street, Solomon. Meet the second Wednesday of each month. For more information please contact us at grahamcountydemocraticparty@gmail.com or visit our Facebook Page.

Thursday, August 15, 7:00 a.m.: LD 9 Morning Social Hour, at the Starbucks near the food court in the Tucson Mall. Hosted by Brian Bickel, candidate for Pima County Treasurer.

Thursday, August 15, 8:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks breakfast, at Old Sedona Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1405 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona. Topic: Millenials and Beyond – Panel of young elected officials, candidates and activists. Meet the third Thursday of each month. Admission is $15, includes buffet breakfast and gratuity. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to (928) 274-6541.

Thursday, August 15, 5:30 p.m.: (Special Date) Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson. Featured speaker is Congressman Raul Grijalva. Meet the second Thursday of each month. Non-members will be asked to make a contribution of $20 at the door or in advance. For more information, contact DGT at Pima County Democratic Headquarters (520) 326-3716.

Saturday, August 17, 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.

Special Announcements:

DCSRA Current Events 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 (Suite 420, between the Barber Shop and the restaurant Carne Y Vino). 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 The Shanty, 401 E. 9th Street, Tucson. 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. As a reminder, The Shanty does not serve food (yes, there is popcorn), so please feel free to bring your own or order in, all allowed at The Shanty. There is no obligation to order anything–but as a thank you to our host, I hope everyone will order at least one drink (alcoholic or otherwise).

Sunday, August 18, 9:00 a.m.: Arizona List Finance & Fundraising training, at Tucson Planned Parenthood, 2255 N. Wyatt Drive, Tucson. We have an exciting line up of presenters, each with years of experience working on a variety of campaigns, including City Council, State Legislature, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Mark Kelly for Senate, and many more! The training is free and open to all current or future campaign staff interested in finance and fundraising. Please contact Chesney at chesney@arizonalist.org to RSVP or with any questions.

City of Tucson’s Official 244th Birthday

Sunday, August 18, 11:30 a.m.: City of Tucson’s Official 244th Birthday, at the Historic AMTRAK Tucson Train Depot, 400 N. Toole, Tucson. Music begins at 11:30 a.m. Mariachi invocation. Chinese lion dance. Proclomation by Mayor Jonathan Rothschild.   For more information see www.tucsonhistoricdepot.org or call (520) 623-2223.

Monday, August 19, 6:00 p.m.: Northern Pinal County Democrats meeting, at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 2122 S. Goldfield Road, Apache Junction. For more information please contact David Coward at dbcoward@gmail.com.

Tuesday, August 20, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at Manda Le Bar & Grill, 3455 Canyon De Flores, Sierra Vista, Meet the third Tuesday of each month. The cost of the luncheon is $15.00. For more information please contact Pat Smith at pandw111167@aol.com. Visit our web page. Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona.

Wednesday, August 21, 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 21, 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. For more information contact DFAofMC@gmail.com.

Wednesday, August 21, 6:30 p.m.:  Legislative District 10 meeting, at new meeting location, Unitarian Universalist Church, Goddard Hall, 4831 E 22nd Street, Tucson.There is a social time for all members and guests, beginning at 6 p.m. Meet the third Wednesday of each month. For more information please contact Bonnie Heidler at ld10azdems@gmail.com.

Wednesday, August 21, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

Thursday, August 22, 6:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Labor Caucus meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson.

Thursday, August 22, 6:00 p.m.: Casa Grande Democrats meeting, at Bedillon’s Restaurant (Adobe Room), 800 N. Park Avenue, Casa Grande. Meet the fourth Thursday of each month. For more information please contact Jack Guthrie at democratsofcasagrande@gmail.com and Like Us on Facebook.

Saturday, August 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.

Coconino County Democratic Party’s Annual Monsoon Picnic

Saturday, August 24, 11:00 a.m.: Coconino County Democratic Party’s annual Monsoon Picnic, this year at Bushmaster Park, 3150 N. Alta Vista Drive, Flagstaff. Come enjoy the food, hobnob with candidates and socialize with like-minded people! This is a potluck with the party providing burgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, buns, and drinks. We ask that those whose last names begin with A-M bring a dessert and those whose last names begin with N-Z bring a salad or side dish. (Bring reusable plates and utensils if you can. We will provide paper and plastic.)

Saturday, August 24, 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 Steve Witthoeft at sdwitt77@gmail.com.

Sunday, August 25, 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, August 26: Women’s Equality Day, commemorating passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

AZ Celebrates the 19th Amendment

Monday, August 26, 5:30 p.m.: AZ Celebrates the 19th Amendment, at Arizona State University, West Campus, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale. Keynote Speaker: Kathy Hoffman, AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction. Also Mayor Coral Evans, Flagstaff, AZ. For Tabling, Sponsorship opportunities, and to participate in our Parade of Runners, please contact Karen Bravo at 602-509-7231 or karen.l.bravo@gmail.com or 19thamendcelebration@gmail.com. For more information see EventBrite.

Monday, August 26, 5:30 p.m. : Maricopa County Democratic Party Executive Committee Meeting at HQ, 2914 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. Meet and greet (and dinner) begins at 5:30. Meeting begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, August 26, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 3 meeting, at the Pima County Housing Center, 801 W. Congress Street. Meet the fourth Monday of each month. For more information please contact Eva Dong at ecdong1@gmail.com.

Tuesday, August 27: City of Tucson Primary Election for Mayor and Council members.

Tuesday, August 27, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 9 meeting, at the Water of Life Metropolitan Community Church, 3269 N. Mountain Avenue, Tucson. Meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Kim Holoway at kimholaway@gmail.com.

Tuesday, August 27, 6:30 p.m.: Northern Pinal County Democrats meeting, at the Pizza Hut, 240 S. Phelps Drive, Apache Junction. Meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Kathy Guillen at (480) 620-7840 or gataguillen@yahoo.com.

PCDP Primary Election Night Party

Tuesday, August 27, 7:30 p.m.: PCDP Primary Election Night Party, at Reilly’s Craft Pizza, 101 E. Pennington Street, Tucson. Join Pima County Democrats to celebrate our Tucson mayor and council candidate primary winners on the November ballot.

Wednesday, August 28, 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, August 28, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Young Democrats meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson. Everyone interested in learning more about supporting democratic issues, candidates or our club is welcome. We generally meet the fourth Wednesday of every month. For more information please see our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pg/pimayoungdems.

Friday, August 30 – Monday, September 2: Coconino County Fair, at Fort Tuthill County Park, 2446 Fort Tuthill Loop, Flagstaff.

Saturday, August 31 – Monday, September 2: 104th Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo, at the Sonoita Fairgrounds, 3142 AZ-83, Sonoita.

Monday, September 2: Labor Day.

PALF Annual Labor Day Picnic

Monday, September 2, 10:00 a.m.: Pima Area Labor Federation’s 23rd Annual Labor Day Picnic at the Reid Park Bandshell. Join us for free food, drinks, games and our 9th annual union olympics. Details TBA.

Santa Cruz County Democratic Party Labor Day Picnic

Monday, September 2, 11:00 a.m.: Santa Cruz County Democratic Party Labor Day Picnic, at Teyechea Park, W. Paseo Contento Loop (behind city hall), Nogales. Free Chuyito’s hot dogs to the fist 200 guests. Music, games and prizes.

DCSRA Labor Day Party

Monday, September 2, 4:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area Labor Day Party, at Grill on The Green, Canoa Hills Golf Club, 5800 S. Camino Del Sol, Green Valley. Southwestern style BBQ menu, live music from the band43 North, and guest speakers. Cost: Basic $30, Sponsor $35, Patron $40. Tickets available at DCRA headquarters in the Continental Mall, or purchase secure online at ActBlue.

Wednesday, September 4 – Saturday, September 7: Apache County Fair, at 825 W. 4th, North Saint Johns.

Thursday, September 5 – Sunday, September 8: Yavapai County Fair, at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds, 840 Rodeo Drive, Prescott.

Thursday, September 5 – Sunday, September 8: Northern Gila County Fair, at the Payson Event Center, 1400 Beeline Hwy., Payson.

Saturday, September 7, 9:30 a.m.: Legislative District 2 meeting, at the Sam Lena Library, 1607 S. 6th Avenue, Tucson. For more information please contact Gerald Stoops at gfstoops@gmail.com.

Saturday, September 7, 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 7, 6:30 p.m.: Asian American Pacific Islander Caucus movie night, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4630 E 1st. Street Tucson. Screening the movie “And Then They Came For Us.” You will not want to miss this highly acclaimed film and the following discussion. “Knowing our history is the first step to ensuring we do not repeat it. The film includes footage of Japanese Americans who were imprisoned, making the obvious connection between the ways Japanese were portrayed during World War II and how Muslims are currently being portrayed.” Film by Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider, Featuring George Takei. $5 suggested donation.

Sunday, September 8: Week one of the 2019 NFL season.

Monday, September 9, 6:30 p.m.:  Pima County Democratic Party executive committee meeting.

Monday, September 9, 7:00 p.m.: Democrats of the Highlands at Dove Mountain meeting, in the Dove Mountain Clubhouse Catalina Room II, 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd., Marana. For more information please contact (520) 661-1919.

Tuesday, September 10, Noon: Democrats 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, September 10, 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, September 10, 4:00 p.m.: Democrats for Picture Rocks meeting, at Horseshoe BBQ Restaurant, 6575 N. Sandario Road, Tucson. Meet the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Catalina Hall at dems4prandav@gmail.com.

Wednesday, September 11: Patriot Day.

Wednesday, September 11 – Sunday, September 15: Navajo County Fair & Rodeo, at the Navajo County Fair Grounds, 404 E. Hopi Drive, Holbrook.

Wednesday, September 11, 7:00 p.m.: Graham County Democratic Party meeting, at La Paloma Restaurant,  5183 Clifton Street, Solomon. Meet the second Wednesday of each month. For more information please contact us at grahamcountydemocraticparty@gmail.com or visit our Facebook Page.

Thursday, September 12 – Sunday, September 15: Mohave County Fair, at the Mohave County Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd., Kingman.

Thursday, September 12, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson. Meet the second Thursday of each month. Non-members will be asked to make a contribution of $20 at the door or in advance. For more information, contact DGT at Pima County Democratic Headquarters (520) 326-3716.

Thursday,September 12, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Disability Caucus meeting, at Direct Center, 1001 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson. Monthly meeting of the Disability Caucus. Open to the public. For more information please contact Contact Carol Brown (520) 325-9874.

Thursday, September 12, 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.

Third 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debates

Thursday, September 12 and Friday, September 13, (Time TBA): ABC News Democratic Primary Debate from Texas Southern University in the Health & Physical Education Arena, Houston, TX. Aired On: ABC, Univision. Live Stream: ABC News Live.

Thursday, September 12, (Time TBA): Legislative District 3 Debate Watch Party, at the Whistle Stop Depot, 127 W. 5th Street, Tucson.For more information please contact lesliestale@gmail.com.

Thursday, September 12, (Time TBA): Pima County Young Democrats Debate Watch Party. Details TBA.

Thursday, September 12, 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.

Saturday, September 14, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats meeting, at Risky Business, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Road. Featured speaker is Merrill Eisenberg of Outlaw Dirty Money. Usually meet the second Saturday of each month. For more information visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.

Saturday, September 14, 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,  September 14, 10:00 a.m.: Coconino County Democratic Party meeting, at Coconino County Democratic Party HQ, 201 E. Birch Avenue, Suite #6, Flagstaff. Meet the second Saturday of each month. For more information please call (928) 214-0393 or email Kevin Ordean at Kordean@ccdem.org.

Saturday, September 14, 11:00 a.m.: 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.

Saturday, September 14, 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, September 14, 3:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area meeting at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley (Room 203 meeting room). Featured speaker is Merrill Eisenberg, Southern Arizona coordinator for Outlaw Dirty Money campaign. For more information please contact (520) 838-0590.

Monday, September 16, 6:00 p.m.: Northern Pinal County Democrats meeting, at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 2122 S. Goldfield Road, Apache Junction. For more information please contact David Coward at dbcoward@gmail.com.

Tuesday, September 17: Constitution Day/Citizenship Day.

Tuesday, September 17, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at Manda Le Bar & Grill, 3455 Canyon De Flores, Sierra Vista, Meet the third Tuesday of each month. The cost of the luncheon is $15.00. For more information please contact Pat Smith at pandw111167@aol.com. Visit our web page. Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona.

Wednesday, September 18, 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, September 18, 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. For more information contact DFAofMC@gmail.com.

Wednesday, September 18, 6:30 p.m.:  Legislative District 10 meeting, at new meeting location, Unitarian Universalist Church, Goddard Hall, 4831 E 22nd Street, Tucson.There is a social time for all members and guests, beginning at 6 p.m. Meet the third Wednesday of each month. For more information please contact Bonnie Heidler at ld10azdems@gmail.com.

Wednesday, September 18, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

Thursday, September 19 – Sunday, September 22: Gila County Fair, at the Gila County Fairgrounds, located just north of Globe on US 60.

Thursday, September 19 – Sunday, September 22: Greenlee County Fair, at the Greenlee County Fair Grounds, 1248 Fairgrounds Road, Duncan.

Thursday, September 19, 8:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks breakfast, at Old Sedona Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1405 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona. Topic: Millenials and Beyond – Panel of young elected officials, candidates and activists. Meet the third Thursday of each month. Admission is $15, includes buffet breakfast and gratuity. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to (928) 274-6541.

Friday, September 20 – Sunday, September 22: Santa Cruz County Fair, at the Sonoita Fairgrounds, 3142 AZ-83, Sonoita.

Saturday, September 21 – Sunday, September 22: 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. 21-22, Sept. 28-29, Oct. 5-6, and Oct. 12-13, 2019. No dogs admitted, please. For more information please call (520) 576-1321.

Arizona Democratic Party State Committee Meeting

Saturday, September 21, 9:00 a.m.: Arizona Democratic Party State Committee Meeting, at Prescott Mile High Middle School, 300 S. Granite Street, Prescott. Registration will be from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Caucus meetings are from 9 a.m. to noon. Lunch available at meeting location. Plenary session begins at 1 p.m.

Saturday, September 21, 10:00 a.m.: (Caucus meeting at State Committee) 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.

Yavapai County Democratic Party’s 20th annual Truman-Clinton Dinner

Saturday, September 21, 5:30 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party’s 20th annual Truman-Clinton Dinner, at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center, 1500 E. State Route 69, Prescott. Keynote speaker US Senate candidate Mark Kelly and Felecia Rotellini, State Chairwoman of the Democratic Party. Individual tickets are $125. Purchase tickets secure online at ActBlue. For more information please call (928) 541-0413 or info@yavdem.org.

Democrats of Greater Tucson 2019 Awards Luncheon – Save the date!

Sunday, September 22, 11:30 a.m.: Democrats of Greater Tucson 2019 Awards Luncheon, at Hotel Tucson City Center, 475 N. Granada Avenue, Tucson. Master of Ceremonies is David Fitzsimmons of the Arizona Daily Star. Details TBA. Save the date!

Monday, September 23, 5:30 p.m. : Maricopa County Democratic Party Executive Committee Meeting at HQ, 2914 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. Meet and greet (and dinner) begins at 5:30. Meeting begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, September 23, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 3 meeting, at the Pima County Housing Center, 801 W. Congress Street. Meet the fourth Monday of each month. For more information please contact Eva Dong at ecdong1@gmail.com.

Tuesday, September 24: National Voter Registration Day.

Tuesday, September 24, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 9 meeting, at the Water of Life Metropolitan Community Church, 3269 N. Mountain Avenue, Tucson. Meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Kim Holoway at kimholaway@gmail.com.

Thursday, September 26 – Sunday, September 29: Cochise County Fair, at the Cochise County Fair Grounds, 3677 N. Leslie Canyon Road, Douglas.

Thursday, September 26, 6:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Labor Caucus meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson.

Thursday, September 26, 6:00 p.m.: Casa Grande Democrats meeting, at Bedillon’s Restaurant (Adobe Room), 800 N. Park Avenue, Casa Grande. Meet the fourth Thursday of each month. For more information please contact Jack Guthrie at democratsofcasagrande@gmail.com and Like Us on Facebook.

Saturday, September 28, 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 28, 11:00 a.m.: Tucson Pride Parade 2019. Step off at 11:00 a.m. at Reid Park, 22nd Street (at Alvernon Way) in Tucson.

Saturday, September 28, Noon: 42nd Annual Pride in The Desert, at Reid Park, 22nd Street (at Alvernon Way) in Tucson. See Pride In The Desert 2019.

Saturday, September 28, 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 Steve Witthoeft at sdwitt77@gmail.com.

Saturday, September 28, 3:00 p.m.:  San Tan Oktoberfest, at Dr AJ Chandler Park, 178 E. Commonwealth Avenue, Chandler. Typically includes beer, brats, live music/polka, stein races, keg rolling, tricycle races, keg contest, bratwurst eating contests and a beer pong tournament. Admission $12-$15.

Sunday, September 29: Rosh Hashanah begins.

Sunday, September 29, 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.

Friday, October 4 – Sunday, October 6: Rex Allen Days. 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 4 – Sunday, October 27: Arizona State Fair, at the Arizono State Fair Grounds, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix.

Saturday, October 5, 11:00 a.m.: Flagstaff Oktoberfest, at Wheeler Park, 212 W. Aspen Avenue, Flagstaff. 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.

Thursday, October 10 – Sunday, October 13: Graham County Fair, at the Graham County Fairgrounds, 527 E. Armory Road, Safford.