Political Calendar: Week of December 22, 2013

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Political Calendar For The Week of December 22, 2013:

Monday, December 23, 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 this week. Note: DGT is taking a break for the holidays until January 6.

Monday, December 23, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 3 meeting, at Christmasthe Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue (parking under the library). For more information please contact Luis Gonzales at (520) 594-5500.

Wednesday, December 25: Christmas Day.  Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 26: [No meeting] Sunflower Democrats meeting, at the Rock 'n' Java, 7555 W. Twin Peaks Road in Marana (corner of Twin Peaks and Coachline Road). For more information please contact Ralph Perillo at reperillo@hotmail.com.

Thursday, December 26: [No meeting] 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.

Sunday, December 29, 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 Jo Holt at jomholtaz@gmail.com. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.

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 Shanty, 401 E. 9th Street (at 4th Avenue). An informal, inclusive progressive social group, and lively discussion. Contact: www.livingliberallytucson.org.

New_Year2014

Wednesday, January 1: New Year's Day.

Saturday, January 4, 10:00 a.m.: Legislative District 2 meeting, at the Sam Lena/South Tucson Library, 1607 S 6th Avenue (Tucson). For more information please contact Marla Daugherty at (520) 594-5265.

Saturday, January 4, 10:00 a.m.: Greater Huachuca Area Democrats Club meeting, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 798 State Highway 92, Sierra Vista. For more information please contact Joy Mims, bellajoyathome@msn.com.

Sunday, January 5, 1:00 p.m.: LD 2 Rep. Andrea Dalessandro hosts a Thank You/Pre-Legislative Session Party, at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. The Legislative session begins Monday, January 13. This event will give me an opportunity to listen to your concerns and let you know what i am working on. Please RSVP to DalessadroForAZ@gmail.com.

Wednesday, January 8, Noon: Northside Democrats meeting at Mimi's Cafe, 4420 N. Oracle Road (Tucson). Please note this is a new location for the Northside Dems meetings, in a separate building in the Tucson Mall property, SW corner. We will be in the Winery Room, please arrive early to order from menu, admission free. Featured speaker is Kristel Foster, member TUSD Governing Board. For more information please contact (520) 297-0095 or visit our web site at www.northsidedems.org.

Thursday, January 9, 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 Martin Bacal at (520) 326-2716.

Pima County Democratic Party General Membership Meeting

Saturday, January 11, 9:00 a.m.: Pima County Democratic Party general membership meeting, at Rincon High School, 421 N. Arcadia Blvd. (Tucson). Workshops for precinct committee persons, and a public open house to meet & greet all 2014 Democratic candidates. Registration at 8:30 a.m. The opening session gets underway at 9 a.m. and the gathering should wrap up by 3 p.m.

Saturday, January 11, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats "drop in" meeting, at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. [Rescheduled in favor of PCDP general membership meeting.] For more information please contact Luci Messing at lucibmessing@cox.net or (520) 591-7615.

Saturday, January 11, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democratic Club meeting, at the Community Y, 26 Howell Avenue (Bisbee}. For more inforamtion please contact Sandy Hummingbird at (520) 432-7305.

Saturday, January 11, 1:30 p.m.: Sun City/Vistoso Democrats meeting, at the Social Hall Activity Center, 1563 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. (Oro Valley). For more information please contact Ben Love at (520) 825-8064.

An Evening With David Fitzsimmons

Saturday, January 11, 5:00 p.m.: DCSRA hosts An Evening with David Fitzsimmons, at the Desert Diamond Casino, 1100 W. Pima Mine Road at 1-19. 5:00 p.m. cash bar. 6:00 p.m. Dinner. 7:00 p.m. Fitzsimmons political satire. Basic ticket $60, sponsor $100, patron $200. All proceeds go to DSCRA HQ in Green Valley. Seating is limited – please RSVP by January 1st. For more information please contact dcsrapr@gmail.com or (520) 838-0590.

Monday, January 13, 10:00 a.m.: Opening day of the Arizona Legislative Session. Governor Jan Brewer's State of The State Address. "Stand with Arizona Women Opening Day Rally" at 10:00 a.m. on the Capitol Mall. Join with NARAL, Planned Parenthod, AAUW, AWPC and others, to remind our representatives to "Remember the Women" in 2014. Wear orange, bring a sign and tell the legislature that women's voices must be heard this session.

Monday, January 13, 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/.

Tuesday, January 14: Governor Jan Brewer's State of The State Address (in Tucson). TBA.

Tuesday, January 14, 4:00 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.

Wednesday, January 15, 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, January 15, 6:00 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party General Membership Meeting, at Cochise County Democratic Party HQ, 1234 E. Fry Blvd. Guest speaker will be D.J. Quinlan, Executive Director, AZ Democratic Party, followed by business meeting. Contact CCDC Chair, Pat Fleming at cochisecodems@gmail.com or (520) 378-4386/249-5228 for more information.

Wednesday, January 15, 6:30 p.m.: (New Time) 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 please contact Paul Olson at ld10dems@gmail.com or (520) 791-2965.

Thursday, January 16, 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.

Friday, January 17, 2:00 p.m.: Democratic Women in Action meeting, at the Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive (Green Valley). Featured speaker is Andrea Witte, Connect-the-Dots USA presents Obamacare: "The American Healthcare Crazy Quilt."  For more information please contact Laurie Cirrincione at cinkster54@q.com or (520) 625-3133, or visit our website Democratic Women in Action.

Monday, January 20, 8:30 a.m.: Martin Luther King Day. The Tucson Martin Luther King Committee presents the annual Martin Luther King Day March and Festival. Marchers will gather at the University Of Arizona Mall on Jan. 20th at 8:30 a.m., by 9:00 a.m.the march will proceed south on Campbell Avenue and proceed to Reid Park Demister Center. Festival activities will begin at approximately 10:00 a.m. thru 3:00 p.m. the days events will include a Dedication to Nelson Mandela. The Interfaith service will be at Prince Chapel AME Church on  602 S. Stone Avenue, on Sunday, January 12th at 6:00 p,m. The committee invites the community to participate in the days events. Contact information for vendor info, entertainment, and general info are listed as following: Clarence Boykins 401-3959 general information, Donna Liggins 237-7806 cell 882-7824 home for vendors – costs are $100.00 sellers and $75.00 information and support booths, and Terry Thomas and Diedre Jones for entertainment 282-3566.

Tuesday, January 21, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo Del Sol Country Club, 2770 E. St. Andrews Drive, (Sierra Vista). Guest speaker is Christie Brown on climate change. The lunch is $15.00. Please reserve your seat with Patricia Hickey at 520-459-1054 or 520-456-5596 or email jopath54@live.com.

Tuesday, January 21, 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.

Tuesday, January 21, 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.

Tuesday, January 21, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 9 meeting, at the Northwest Medical Center (in the 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.

Wednesday, January 22, 4:15 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party hosts Jocelyn Strauss, Regional Manager for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, at the Cochise County Meeting room, 4001 Foothills Dr., Sierra Vista (northeast corner of Foothills Dr. and Hwy 92). “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a non-partisan grassroots movement to mobilize moms and families to advocate for stronger gun laws. Our common-sense, middle-ground solutions to the escalating problem of gun violence in America are straightforward. We are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends, and we want you to join us!” http://momsdemandaction.org. For more information about the presentation, please contact Pat Fleming at cochisecedems@gmail.com or (520) 378-4386.

Thursday, January 23, 3:00 p.m.: Sunflower Democrats meeting, at the Rock 'n' Java, 7555 W. Twin Peaks Road in Marana (corner of Twin Peaks and Coachline Road). For more information please contact Buddy Gill at buddygill@comcast.net.

Thursday, January 23, 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.

Arizona Democratic Party Winter State Committee Meeting

Saturday, January 25: Arizona Democratic Party Winter State Committee Meeting in Phoenix. Details TBA. Save the date!

Saturday, January 25, 10:00 a.m.: Northern Cochise County Democratic Club meeting, at the Benson City Council Chambers, 120 West 6th Street (Benson). For more information please contact Kathy or Mark Suagee at (520) 586-9153.

Sunday, January 26, 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 Jo New_YearHolt at jomholtaz@gmail.com. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.

Monday, January 27, 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.

Tuesday, January 28, 11:30 a.m.: Blue Tuesday Luncheon Forum, at the Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden (Scottsdale). Featured speakers are Clarence Harrington and Linda Watson. 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!)

Tuesday, January 28: State of The Union Address.

Thursday, January 30 – Sunday, February 2: 75th Annual Tohono O'odham Nation Rodeo & Fair, at the Eugene P. Tashquinth Sr. Livestock Complex located three (3) miles west of Sells, Arizona along State Route 86.

Friday, January 31: Chinese New Year 4712 – Year of the Horse.

Sunday, February 2: Superbowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Friday, February 7 – Sunday, February 23: Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Wednesday, February 12: Abraham Lincoln's birthday.

Friday, February 14: Valentine's Day. Arizona Statehood Day.

Saturday, February 15 – Sunday, February 23: Tucson Rodeo – La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, Tucson Rodeo Parade is Thursday, February 20.

Monday, February 17: President's Day.

“Café Roka Rendezvous, Meet the Candidates” Fundraiser in Bisbee

Monday, February 17, 5:00 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party hosts the Café Roka Rendezvous, Meet the Candidates” Fundraiser in Bisbee. All announced candidates have been invited, and all attending will have an opportunity to make comments to the guests. Attending: David Garcia, Candece Hardt, Jim Holway, Sandra Kennedy, Leah Landrum Taylor, Felecia Rotellini, Hon. Alma Vildosola, and Maricela Solis (on behalf of Congressman Ron Barber). Tentatively scheduled: Fred DuVal. Admission is $50.00 per person, and will include a wonderful Café Roka appetizer buffet, coffee, tea, soft drinks, cash bar. We will have fun Silent Auction (check or cash only) from which our guests can shop. Please make your reservations and send advance payment (again, check or cash only), by Feb. 11, 2014 using the reservation form. For more information about the presentation, please contact Pat Fleming at cochisecedems@gmail.com or (520) 378-4386.

Saturday, February 22: George Washington's birthday.

Tuesday, March 4: "Fat Tuesday" – Mardis Gras.

Saturday, March 8: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2014, Theme: Inspiring Change.

Monday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day.

Wednesday, March 19 – Sunday, March 23: Pinal County Fair.

Friday, March 28 – Sunday, March 30: SAHBA Home & Patio Show at the Tucson Convention Center.

Tuesday, April 1 – Sunday, April 6: Yuma County Fair.

Wednesday, April 9 – Sunday, April 13: Maricopa County Fair.

Friday, April 11 – Sunday, April 13: University of Arizona Spring Fling.

Arizona Democratic Party Spring State Committee Meeting

Saturday, April 12: Arizona Democratic Party Spring State Committee Meeting in Tucson. Details TBA. Save the date!

Tuesday, April 15: Passover begins at sundown.

Thursday, April 17 – Sunday, April 27: Pima County Fair.

Sunday, April 20: Easter Sunday.

Tuesday, April 22: Earth Day.

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