Political Calendar: Week of August 31, 2014

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Political Calendar for the Week of August 31, 2014:

LaborDayArizona AFL-CIO Annual Labor Day Breakfast

Monday, September 1, 8:00 a.m.: Arizona AFL-CIO’s annual Labor Day breakfast, this year honoring retiring U.S. Rep Ed Pastor. This is the traditional kick-off of the Fall political campaigns and will feature candidates for local through statewide offices. Ticket information contact: rfriend@azaflcio.org or call Rebekah Friend at (602) 631-4488.

PALF 18th Annual Labor Day Picnic

Monday, September 1, 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.

Monday, September 1, 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), buffet lunch costs $8.50. No DGT in observance of Labor Day. Next Week: Lucy Messing, former President of Tucson Education Association, and Marybelle McCorkle. former TUSD School Board member on “Leadership challenges for the TUSD School Board.”


68th Annual Navajo Nation Fair & Indian Rodeo

Monday, September 1 – Sunday September, 7: The World’s Largest American Indian Fair, in Window Rock, Arizona. Multi-Sanctioned Indian Rodeo, carnival, traditional Navajo song & dance, inter-tribal pow-wow, traditional Navajo food, concerts, parade, children’s day, Miss Navajo Nation Pageant, agricultural & commercial exhibits, and a free barbecue. Contact: Navajo Nation Fair Office (928) 871-7941 or see www.navajonationfair.org.

Wednesday, September 3 – Saturday, September 6: Apache County Fair, at 825 West 4th North Saint Johns, Arizona.

Arizona List Reception with Congresswoman Donna Edwards

Wednesday, September 3, 4:00 p.m.: Arizona List presents “Empowering Women Leaders,” at the home of Dr. M.C. Burton and Sandra Kennedy in Phoenix. Become a sponsor and attend a special VIP reception with Congresswoman Donna Edwards. Sponsor levels: $1,000, $500, 250. Contribution $100 or students $35. VIP Reception at 4:00 p.m. and photos at 4:30 p.m.. Registration at 5:00 p.m., Reception at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP to info@ArizonaList.org or call (520) 327-o520.

Wednesday, September 3, 5:30 p.m.: Foothills Forum End of Summer Mixer, at The Shanty, 401 E. Ninth St. (at Fourth Ave.) Free admission. cash bar. End of Summer Mixer – Please RSVP.

Wednesday, September 3, 6:00 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Debate for LD 9 House, at Pima Community College Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Avenue (at Speedway Blvd.) Come out to support Dr. Randy Friese in his debate against the mythical moderate Republican “E.Orr.” (Note: Rep. Victoria Steele will not be attending).

Thursday, September 4, 5:30 p.m.: Celebration in support of Adelita Grijalva for TUSD School Board, at the Park Avenue Event Center, 242 S. Park Avenue at The Lost Barrio. RSVP by email or phone: (520) 629-0050.

Friday, September 5 – Sunday, September 7: Northern Gila County Fair, at the Payson Event Center, 1400 S. Beeline Highway, directly across from the Mazatzal Casino in Payson, AZ.

Saturday, September 6, 11:00 a.m.: Greater Huachuca Area Democrats meeting, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, Hwy. 92 in Sierra Vista. Topic: camera traffic light surveillance on the ballot.  For more information please contact Phil Micheau at ghadc1@yahoo.com.

Arizona Democratic Party Summer State Committee Meeting

Saturday, September 6: Arizona Democratic Party Summer State Committee meeting,at McClintock High School, 1830 E. Del Rio Drive in Tempe 85282. The standing caucuses will meet from 8-9 a.m. The trainings will begin at 9 a.m. A plenary session of the state committee will be held from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Please be certain to RSVP if you want to buy the lunch provided at the meeting: www.tinyurl.com/azdem2. Training sessions for the upcoming election, with trainings by staff of the DNC and other experts leading the sessions. We encourage participation by volunteers and precinct committeepersons as well as state committeepersons. There are three proposed resolutions.

FREDSTOCK ~Hotel Congress, Tucson

Saturday, September 6, 7:00 p.m.: “Fredstock” a Party for Fed DuVal, on The patio of the historic Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress Street, Tucson. Come meet Fred and hear some of his ideas for moving our state forward. Performing: Carlos Arzate and Steff Koeppen, and a DJ Carl Hanni. Cash bar. 30 years from now you will be telling your grandkids, “Yeah man, I was there at Fredstock! It rocked!”RSVP or direct questions to Terri Berg by email or phone: (520) 323-7264.

Democrats of Greater Tucson Awards Luncheon

Sunday, September 7, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson Awards Luncheon, at the University Marriot Hotel, 880 E. 2nd Street (Tucson). Tickets are priced at $65. for individuals and are still the best value of any similar function in the state. Groups may sponsor a table 0f 10 for $700, $800 and $950. At the $700 Contributors’ Level in addition to the 10 seats the contributor is in-titled to a quarter-page advertisement. At the $800 Friends’ Level a half-page ad accompanies the table of 10. Finally at the Sponsors’ Level for $950 the donation includes the table of 10, a full page ad, a banquet banner and recognition from Master of Ceremonies, Mayor Jonathon Rothschild.

For additional political calendar items see the Arizona Democratic Party: Calendar.

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 Pam Duchaine at pamduchaine@gmail.com

Drinking Liberally

Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.: Drinking Liberally, at the Red Garter Bar & Grill, 3143 E. Speedway Blvd. An informal, inclusive progressive social group, and lively discussion. Contact: www.livingliberallytucson.org.

Monday, September 8, 6:00 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Debate for LD 2 House and Senate, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 6575 S. Country Club Road, Tucson. Come out and support Sen. Andrea Dalessandro and Reps. Demion Clinco and Rosanna Gabaldón.

Monday, September 8, 6:30 p.m.: (Special Date) Pima County Democratic Party executive committee meeting.

Monday, September 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). Featured speaker is Robert L. Kolenda, educational consultant who will address Common Core. 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, September 9, 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.

Arizona List Fun Film Event ‘9 to 5’

Tuesday, September 9, 5:00 p.m.: Arizona List Fun Film Event, screening of “9 to 5” at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. (Tucson), with a special appearance by screenwriter Patricia Resnik. Become an event sponsor and join Patricia Resnik for a VIP Cocktail Party after the show at 7:30 p.m. Sponsor levels $1000, $500, $250. $100. Individual tickets for the film are $10. For more information please contact Milynn at info@ArizonaList.org or (520) 327-0520. To become a sponsor visit our web site at www.ArizonaList.org.

Wednesday, September 10 – Sunday, September 14: Navajo County Fair, at 404 E. Hopi Drive, Holbrook, Arizona.

Wednesday, September 10, 11:30 a.m.: Southern Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce (SAGCC) and the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) hosts a luncheon and forum for Arizona Corporation Commission candidates, at the Viscount Hotel and Suites. 3855 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson. RSVP or direct questions to Betsy Bolding by email or phone: (520) 777-7138.

Wednesday, September 10, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, at Ak-Chin Ultra Star Multi-tainment Center, 16000 Maricopa Road (Maricopa), in the Ten Pins Rock’n Roll Room. For more information please contact jjjudd@live.com or like us on Copa City Dems | Facebook.

Thursday, September 11: Patriot Day.

Thursday, September 11 – Sunday, September 14: Mohave County Fair, 2600 N. Fairgrounds Blvd., Kingman, AZ.

Thursday, September 11, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. Featured speaker is Terry Goddard, candidate for Secretary of State. For more information please contact Martin Bacal at (520) 326-3716.

Friday, September 12 – Saturday, September 13: Sierra Vista Oktoberfest 2014, at Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd. Sierra Vista. Cochise County Democratic Party is tabling this event. Ken Davis is seeking volunteers to be at the booth to meet & greet visitors, and provide candidates’ campaign materials. Please contact Ken at (520) 834-2784 to volunteer.

Friday, September 12 – Sunday, Sunday 14: Bisbee Blues Festival 2014.

Saturday, September 13, 10:00 a.m.: (Special Date) Legislative District 2 meeting, at the Sam Lena Library, 1601 S. 6th Avenue S. Tucson. For more information please contact Marla Daugherty at mardenaz@cox.net or (520) 648-0890.

Saturday, September 13, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democratic Club, at the Community Y, 26 Howell Avenue (Bisbee). Featured speaker is Patricia A. Viverto, Voter Outreach Director, Election Services Division, Arizona Secretary of State’s Office. For more information please contact Tamara Birch at (520) 432-1700, email: dietzfamily@cableone.net.

Saturday, September 13, 3:00 p.m.: Democrats of the Santa Rita Area meeting, at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley (upstairs meeting room). The DCSRA program will be “A Conversation on Immigration.” Dan Shearer, the Green Valley News will moderate a panel of interesting guests who each bring something different to the discussion. For more information, please contact Pam Duchaine at pamduchaine@gmail.com

Saturday, September 13, 6:00 p.m.: Meet LD 11 Senate candidate Jo Holt and LD 11 House candidate Holly Lyon, at the Monterrey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile (West of Oracle Road). Music by Cochise County All-Stars. RSVP by email or phone: (520) 260-0411.

Equality Arizona’s 23rd Annual Awards Dinner

Saturday, September 13, 7:30 p.m.: Equality Arizona’s 23rd Annual Awards Dinner, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, 340 N. 3rd Street. Equality Arizona is a statewide political advocacy organization, working at the state capitol and in communities across Arizona to advance lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) equality. It is the mission of Equality Arizona to secure, protect and defend the rights and welfare of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Arizona. Equality Arizona is working to organize the movement for equality, educate voters, and influence policymakers. We continue to advocate for safe schools legislation and policies protecting students from anti-LGBTQ bullying, inclusive nondiscrimination and hate crimes protections statewide, and equal legal recognition of gay and lesbian couples, among other issues. Equality Arizona’s 23rd Annual Awards Dinner is a celebration of the achievements we have collectively made and an opportunity to raise critical funds to continue the work of advancing LGBTQ equality in Arizona. tickets are $185 per person, VIP Reception $75 per person, Young Professionals (under 30) $75 per person discount. Register Online.

Democrats of the Red Rocks Annual Picnic

Sunday, September 14, 11:30 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks Annual Picnic, at the Living Springs Camp in Oak Creek Canyon. Special guests Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, candidate for Attorney General Felecia Rotellini, and ADP Executive Director D.J. Quinlan. Admission is $5 per person.Parking is limited so please carpool. Driving directions from intersection of Hwy. 179 and 89A: go North on 89A for 3.6 miles. On the right after the Briar Patch Inn but before the Indian Gardens, there are signs for Rainbow Mobile Park and Rainbow Trout Farm. Turn right and cross the creeks towards the parking lot in front of the Rainbow Trout Farm, and turn right through the parking lot to Living Springs Camp. For more information visit our web site democratsoftheredrocks.org or call (928) 872-7754.

Monday, September 15, 6:00 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party general membership meeting, at the Sierra Vista Police Department Training Room, 911 N Coronado Dr., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635. Morris Farr will be one of our guest speakers about opposition to the Rosemont Mine (located in LD14) and affecting communities in LD2 and LD14, and Jim Vlahovich and Katie Howard from the Cochise County Elections will fill us in on what happened during the primary election. Candece Hardt, Jim Burton and Adam Ambrose (others TBD) will speak about their campaigns.  CCDC Precinct Committeepersons are asked to participate in this meeting.  Guest speakers, to include Democratic candidates, are encouraged to attend, and bring like-minded guests. Only current 2013-2014 PCs are eligible to vote.

Tuesday, September 16: Mexico Independence Day.

Tuesday, September 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. 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.

Tuesday, September 16, 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, September 16, 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, September 17: Constitution Day. Constitution Day and Citizenship Day commemorates the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.

Wednesday,September 17, 5:30 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party meeting, at Pinal County Democratic Party HQ, 350 N. Main Street (Florence). For more information please contact Henry Wade at hsefndr@aol.com or (602) 619-4440.

Wednesday, September 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). For more information lease contact Rob Selby at r_ybles@hotmail.com or (520) 790-3024.

Thursday, September 18, 8:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks Monthly Breakfast, at the Olde Sedona Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1405 W. Highway 89A (Sedona), Breakfast is $12, includes buffet and gratuity. Breakfast at 8:00 program at 8;30 a.m. For more information please contact info@democratsoftheredrocks.org or (928) 203-5858.

Project Civil Discourse Forum on 2014 Ballot Measures

Thursday, September 18, 5:30 p.m.: Project Civil Discourse Forum on 2014 Ballot Measures, at Pima Community College Community Campus, 401 N. Bonita Avenue (Tucson). Prop. 303 “Right to Try,” and Prop. 122 “State Sovereignty.”  Free and open to the public. Register now: www.projectcivildiscourse.org.

Thursday, September 18, 6:00 p.m.: Casa Grande Democrats meeting, (location varies). For more information please contact Jack Guthrie at democratsofcasagrande@gmail.com and Like Us on Facebook.

Thursday, September 18 – Sunday, September 21: Greenlee County Fair, 1248 Fairgrounds Road, Duncan, AZ.

Thursday, September 18 – Sunday, September 21: Gila County Fair, at the Gila County Fairgrounds, 3 miles North of Globe, AZ on Hwy. 60.

Friday, September 19: International Talk Like A Pirate Day – just for fun.

Friday, September 19 – Sunday, September 21: Santa Cruz County Fair, at Sonoita Fairgrounds at the crossroads of US Highways 82 and 83 in Sonoita, AZ.

Saturday, September 20, 10:00 a.m.: The Pima County Democratic Party African-American Caucus hosts Bryan Carter, Ph.D., University of Arizona Africana Studies Professor, at Grace Temple Baptist Church 1020 E. 31st St. (east of Park Ave.) Professor Carter will give a presentation on the importance of voting. Please RSVP or direct questions to Connie DeLarge by email or phone: (520) 322-5585.

Saturday, September 20 -Sunday, September 21: 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, 2013. No dogs admitted, please. For more information please call (520) 576-1400 or (520) 576-1321.

Gubernatorial Candidate Forum, Centennial Hall at the University of Arizona

Sunday, September 21, 6:00 p.m.: Gubernatorial Candidate Forum, at Centennial Hall at the University of Arizona, 1020 E. university Blvd. The Associated Students of the University of Arizona (ASUA) and Arizona Public Media (AZPM) announce a live forum between candidates running for Governor of Arizona, as part of ASUA’s Our Voice, Our Vote campaign. Moderators will be Lorraine Rivera, host of AZPM’s Arizona Week and Joey Fisher, editor-in-chief of The Arizona Daily Wildcat. The 90-minute forum is free and open to the public and will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. UA Students and the public are encouraged to submit questions for the candidates using #OurVoiceOurVote or at ourvoiceourvote@gmail.com.

Tickets are required and will be available for pick up starting Friday, September 12 at the following locations. Limit four per request:

  • UA Visitor Center, 811 N. Euclid Ave.
  • The UA BookStore at the Student Union Memorial Center, 1209 E. University Blvd.
  • The A-Store at Main Gate, 845 N. Park Ave.

Parking is free to the public at the Tyndall Avenue Garage, at the corner of Tyndall and 4th Street. Visit here for the interactive campus map. Shuttles to Centennial Hall will be available at the east side exit of the Tyndall Avenue Garage starting at 4:30pm prior to the forum and up to 45 minutes after the end of the forum. No outside food or drink will be allowed in the hall.

The Gubernatorial Candidate Forum will be streamed live on azpm.org/ondemand and will broadcast on the following AZPM channels: PBS 6, World, The UA Channel and NPR 89.1 FM. Complete Your Vote 2014 election information, candidate interviews and voter resources can be found at azpm.org/yourvote2014.

Monday, September 22, 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 Luis Gonzales at (520) 594-5500.

Monday, September 22, 6:00 p.m.: Book signing with Dr. Randall Friese, candidate for LD 9 House,  and special guest Dr. Peter Rhee, who will will read from and discuss his book “Trauma Red,” at 526 S. Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701 (parking on Stone/16th St.) Every guest will receive a copy of “Trauma Red.” RSVP or direct questions to Cheryl Cage by email or phone (520) 360-9016.

Tuesday, September 23: National Voter Registration Day 2014.

Wednesday, September 24 (sundown) – Friday, September 26: Rosh Hashana (New Year).

Thursday, September 25 – Sunday September 28: Cochise County Fair, at 3677 N. Leslie Canyon Road, Douglas. AZ.

Thursday, September 25 – Sunday September 28: Yavapai County Fair at Tim’s Toyota Center, 3201 N. Main Street, Prescott Valley.

Thursday, September 25, 3:00 p.m.: Sunflower Democrats meeting, at (New Location) 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 Buddy Gill at buddygill@comcast.net.

Thursday, September 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 Sandra Tiffany at stiffany60@mac.com.

Friday, September 26 – Sunday, September 28: Tucson Oktoberfest, at Breakers Water Park, 8555 E. Tangerine Road, Marana. (The 2013 Oktoberfest was cancelled due to lack of donors).

Saturday, September 27, Noon: Fiesta Sahuarita 2014, at Anamax Park in Sahuarita. Water park, kids rides, carnival games, arts and crafts, food & drink. Fun for the whole family.

Saturday, September 27, 5:30 p.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats hosts a reception for Congressman Ron Barber. For directions and to RSVP please call Elaine Clark at (520) 514-7129 or (646) 671-1626.

Saturday, September 27, 5:30 p.m.: 28th Annual Great Tucson Beer Festival at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way (Tucson). Tickets on sale now.

Sunday, September 28, 2:00 p.m.: (New Day) Legislative District 11 meeting, at the Mountain Vista Unitarian Universalist Church, 3601 W. Cromwell Drive (Tucson). For more information please contact Tom Cuevas at (520) 440-5458. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.

Tuesday, September 30, 11:30 a.m.: Blue Tuesday Luncheon Forum, at the Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden (Scottsdale). If you want lunch, you must RSVP so we can order for you! Email jctillotson@msn.com. $20 – 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!)

Candidate Forum for Secretary of State and Governor

Tuesday, September 30, 6:00 p.m.: Candidate Forum for Secretary of State and Governor, at SpoFit, Virginia G. Piper Sports and Fitness Center gymnasium (Next to the Disability Empowerment Center) 5031 E. Washington Street, Phoenix (Please park in the Disability Empowerment Center Parking Garage). Secretary of State Forum at 6:00 p.m. Governor Forum at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments provided. ASL interpreters, Spanish interpreters, and Computer Assisted Real Time Captioning (CART) will be provided. Sign up to attend: The link to the Eventbrite page is:  https://azcandidateforum.eventbrite.com.  The link to the Facebook event page is:  https://www.facebook.com/events/810837542283053/.

Thursday, October 2 – Sunday, October 5: 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.

Saturday, October 4: Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement).

Saturday, October 4, 11:00 a.m.: Flagstaff Oktoberfest, at Wheeler Park in Downtown Flagstaff (N. Humphreys Street (Hwy. 180) from Birch Ave. to Aspen Ave. 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 4, Noon: Phoenix Oktoberfest, at Margaret Hance Park (Eastside), 200 E. Moreland Street at North Central Avenue (Phoenix). Hosted by the Arizona Center for Germanic Cultures. It has a number of contests celebrating German traditions, including a Alphorn blowing contest, polka contest and beer stein holding competition. Free kids Kinder village area and German cooking demonstrations. Festivities start at noon. Keg is tapped at 1 PM. Admission is $5 but kids under 12 get in free.

Sunday, October 5, 3:00 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party Harvest Hoedown 2014, at the home of Dennis and Debbie Hickman, 5681 S. Moson Road, Hereford, AZ. Save the date for our annual fundraising event! Details TBA.

Monday, October 6: Voter registration cut-off date for the General Election.

Monday, October 6, 6:30 p.m.: The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson and Arizona Public Media host a Forum for Arizona Attorney General, at the Proscenium Theater at the Center for The Arts, Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson. Tickets will be required. Tickets are available through the campaigns of the candidates and by request on both the lwvgt.org and azpm.org websites. Registrants are eligible for up to four tickets. Tickets will be distributed on the night of the forum. The Forum will be recorded by AZPM for future broadcast on PBS 6 and World Television channels, an on radio station NPR 89.1 FM. It will also be available online at azpm.org/yourvote2014.

Monday, October 6, Appx. 7:45 p.m.: The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson and Arizona Public Media host a Forum for Arizona Corporation Commission, at the Proscenium Theater at the Center for The Arts, Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson. Tickets will be required. Tickets are available through the campaigns of the candidates and by request on both the lwvgt.org and azpm.org websites. Registrants are eligible for up to four tickets. Tickets will be distributed on the night of the forum. The Forum will be recorded by AZPM for future broadcast on PBS 6 and World Television channels, an on radio station NPR 89.1 FM. It will also be available online at azpm.org/yourvote2014.

Wednesday, October 8, 6:30 p.m.: The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson and Arizona Public Media host a Forum for Superintendent of Public Instruction, at the Proscenium Theater at the Center for The Arts, Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson. Tickets will be required. Tickets are available through the campaigns of the candidates and by request on both the lwvgt.org and azpm.org websites. Registrants are eligible for up to four tickets. Tickets will be distributed on the night of the forum. The Forum will be recorded by AZPM for future broadcast on PBS 6 and World Television channels, an on radio station NPR 89.1 FM. It will also be available online at azpm.org/yourvote2014.

Wednesday, October 8, Appx. 7:45 p.m.: The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson and Arizona Public Media host a Forum for Secretary of State, at the Proscenium Theater at the Center for The Arts, Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson. Tickets will be required. Tickets are available through the campaigns of the candidates and by request on both the lwvgt.org and azpm.org websites. Registrants are eligible for up to four tickets. Tickets will be distributed on the night of the forum. The Forum will be recorded by AZPM for future broadcast on PBS 6 and World Television channels, an on radio station NPR 89.1 FM. It will also be available online at azpm.org/yourvote2014.

Thursday, October 9: Early mail -in ballots are mailed, first day of Early Voting.

Thursday, October 9, 6:30 p.m.: The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson and Arizona Public Media host a Forum for Governor, at the Proscenium Theater at the Center for The Arts, Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson. Tickets will be required. Tickets are available through the campaigns of the candidates and by request on both the lwvgt.org and azpm.org websites. Registrants are eligible for up to four tickets. Tickets will be distributed on the night of the forum. The Forum will be recorded by AZPM for future broadcast on PBS 6 and World Television channels, an on radio station NPR 89.1 FM. It will also be available online at azpm.org/yourvote2014.

Thursday, October 9 – Sunday, October 12: Graham County Fair.

Friday, October 10 – Sunday, October 12: Oktoberfest @ Tempe Town Lake, Tempe Sister City holds the 41st 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. smaples 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.

Tucson Meet Yourself Festival

Friday, October 10 – Sunday, October 12: Tucson Meet Yourself Festival, in Downtown Tucson. Get the latest Tucson Meet Yourself News and Festival updates on our website http://www.tucsonmeetyourself.org/.

Friday, October 10, 6:00 p.m.: Tucson LGBT Freedom Day Parade, in Downtown Tucson and ending in the center of the 41st annual Tucson Meet Yourself festival. The Honorable Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will preside over the colorful festivities as Honorary Parade Chair. Sponsorship opportunities are available & packets will be online and in paper form starting May 1, 2014. Inquiries may be made via the Tucson LGBT Freedom Day Parade page here on Facebook or by email at: tucsongayfreedomdayparade@yahoo.com.

Saturday, October 11 – Sunday, October 12: Butterfield Overland Stage Days in Benson. The two day Butterfield Rodeo will be held at the Arena Bar on Prickly Pear Avenue (across from WAL MART).

Arizona Democratic Party Hall of Fame Dinner

Saturday, October 11: Arizona Democratic Party Hall of Fame Dinner, honoring retiring Congressman Ed Pastor. Details TBA. You can purchase your tickets starting today! Just follow this link: www.azdem.org/Hall_of_Fame_2014/.

Saturday, October 11, 6:00 p.m.: 37th Annual Pride in the Desert, in Tucson. TLGA/Tucson Pride, with it’s partners the North 4th Avenue Merchants Association and Sky Bar, in conjunction with the City of Tucson, proudly returns “Pride on Parade” to it’s traditional home. On Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 6 pm we march on 4th again! The parade will stage at Catalina Park on 2d Street just West of 4th Avenue. The parade will travel South on 4th Avenue, ending at 8th Street. After the parade meet at 4th Avenue and 5th Street for the free Block Party which will feature local entertainers. Sky Bar will have its parking area available for outside beer and cocktail sales from 7-9 pm (ID required). See Tucson Pride – Home.

Monday, October 13: Columbus Day (observed).

Friday, October 17 – Sunday, October 19: Helldorado Days in Tombstone, AZ.

Saturday, October 18, 9:30 a.m.: Pima Prospers Ballot Measures Forum, at the Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson. (Free parking in the Library Underground Garage with entrance off Alameda). Light refreshment from 9:30 am to 10 am, program from 10 am to noon. Free and Open to the Public.

Sunday, October 19, 4:15 p.m.: Foothills Forum presents Inequality For All (registration), at St. Phillips Episcopal church for a screening of this informative film, with a roundtable discussion to follow.

Friday, October 24: Last day to request an early mail-in ballot.

Saturday, October 25, 5:00 p.m.: Red Rocks Oktoberfest at Los Abrigados Creekside Park, 160 Portal Lane (Sedona). Local Arizona craft brewers will bring Oktoberfest beers. German style bratwurst, potato salad, and big pretzels! Music by Big Willie and the Polka Meisters. Entry is $15 and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Rotary Club of Sedona Rocks and the STEM program at Sedona Oak Creek School District.

Friday, October 31: Halloween. Last day to mail your early mail-in ballot if you want your ballot received in time to be counted.

Sunday, November 2, 10:00 a.m.: Living Streets Alliance presents Cyclovia Tucson, in midtown Tucson. The route will connect the North 6th Avenue area with the North 4th Avenue- North Fontana Bike Boulevard. Volunteer opportunities are still available to help make the twice-a-year event a success. For route: Cyclovia Tucson November 2nd.

Tuesday, November 4: ELECTION DAY.

Tuesday, November 11: Veterans Day.

Wednesday, November, 12: Foothills Forum presents Immigration Reform (registration). Hear an update about Immigration reform policy from Judy Gans, manager of immigration policy program at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona. Details TBA.

November 15 – December 6: Legislative District Committee reorganizations. dates TBA.

Saturday, November 22: Special Olympics El Tour de Tucson. Registration for the Special Olympics 32nd El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino Del Sol is OPEN. The new system also makes it easier for you to fundraise for Special Olympics and check out the new incentives! Register Now– the sooner you do, the more you save!

Thursday, November 27: Thanksgiving Day.

Monday, December 1: World AIDS Day.

Tuesday, December 16 (sundown) – Wednesday, December 24: Chanukah.

Wednesday, December 25: Christmas Day.

One response to “Political Calendar: Week of August 31, 2014

  1. Carolyn Classen

    LD 9 CCEC debate between Rep. Ethan Orr and Dr. Randy Friese is on Wed. September 3rd at PCC Downtown.