Political Calendar: Week of December 8, 2013

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Political Calendar For The Week of December 8, 2013:

Monday, December 9, 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. DGT Board Elections; while we wait for results we'll discuss your favorite programs in 2013 and your suggestions for 2014. Next Week: State Reps. Stefanie Mach (LD 10) and Victoria Steele (LD 9) on “A new legislator's view on 2013 and what's to come in 2014.”

Monday, December 9, 6:00 p.m.: LD 18 Holiday Party, at the home of Joanne Markis, 112 E. Myrna Lane (Tempe). All are welcome. It is a potluck, so please bring your specialty, or if you are not one for cooking feel free to bring beverages or utensils. This year we will be having our first annual Volunteer of the Year Award. If you would like to nominate and LD18er for this award please email mariec9@q.com with the nominee's name and a short description of why they should win. We will also be having a Holiday Treat Bake-Off, all are welcome to enter. If you wish to participate email juliafleeman@cox.net with your name, the dish you will be making and an ingredients list. As per Citizens United, money is speech. So in both the Volunteer of the Year and the Holiday Bake-Off we will be voting with cash. So start saving those singles! As is tradition at our monthly meetings we will be having a Bada-Bing Raffle. We will also be selling fabulous LD18 merchandise!

Monday, December 9, 7:00 p.m.: Democrats of Oro Valley holiday party, at Macayo's Restaurant, 7360 N. Oracle Road (Tucson). A cover charge of $10 will be collected at the door for round-the-clock miniature dinner buffet and holiday dessert. If you need a vegetarian dish, please let us know in advance. 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, December 10, 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, December 11, 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 State Rep. Victoria Steele (LD 9). For more information please contact (520) 297-0095 or visit our web site at www.northsidedems.org.

Wednesday, December 11, 6:00 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party executive committee meeting.

Thursday, December 12, 6:00 p.m.: Why Marriage Matters AZ open community meeting, at the Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Avenue (Tucson). International business consultant Sharon Youngblood will lead a workshop on "Storytelling: How to tell our stories" for the greatest impact. Come learn how you can tell your story to your family & friends during the holidays so that your story has the most impact on why marriage matters to you. For more information please contact Paula Aboud at (520) 323-7264, or go to www.WhyMarriageMattersAz.com

Thursday, December 12, 6:30 p.m.: Democrats of the Verde Valley Holiday Party, at Randall's Restaurant, 891 S. Main Street (Cottonwood). Good food, wine and conversation. Please bring a nonperishable food item for the food bank. For more information please call (928) 639-3688.

Pima County Democratic Party Annual Holiday Pot Luck

Friday, December 13, 5:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party annual holiday pot luck, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street (one block South of Speedway and West of Swan). Details TBA.

Saturday, December 14, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats "drop in" meeting, at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Featured speaker is former state Sen. Paula Aboud for Women Ignited Now (WIN) to discuss the assault on women's rights. For more information please contact Luci Messing at lucibmessing@cox.net or (520) 591-7615.

Saturday, December 14, 1:00 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.

Sunday, December 15, 3:30 p.m.: LD 10 Holiday Wine & Cheese fundraiser, at CataVinos Wine Shoppe & Tasting Room, 3063 N. Alvernon Way (Tucson). Wine-master Yvonne Foucher will present Benevolent wines, those that donate a portion of their proceeds to deserving organizations and causes. Tickets $25/person (include wine tasting, door prizes, holiday fun). Make checks payable to "LD10," or pay secure online at https://secure.actblue.com/page/decemberwine. For more information contact Steve Gall at (520) 777-3000.

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.

Tuesday, December 17, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo Del Sol Country Club, 2770 E. St. Andrews Drive, (Sierra Vista). 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, December 17, 6:30 p.m.: District 24 Holiday Dinner, at Jerry's Restaurant, 2323 E. Thomas Road (Phoenix). Come and enjoy a Holiday Dinner with your District 24 Family. For $25.00 per person you will get a Prime Rib Dinner with all the fixings. For those Vegetarians in the family Jerry's will be proving an Eggplant Parmesan. Dinner includes your choice of Water, Tea or Soda. In addition to the $25.00 we are asking everyone to bring a non perishable food item to be given to the St Mary's Food Bank, along with a portion of the nights proceeds. Get Tickets (secure.actblue.com).

Tuesday, December 17, 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, December 17, 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, December 17, 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, December 18, 5:30 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party Christmas party, at Pinal County Democratic Party HQ, 350 N. Main Street (Florence). Ugly sweater contest! Pot Luck at 5:30 p.m. meeting at 7:00 p.m. For more information please contact pinaldemocrat@gmail.com or (520) 868-0072.

Thursday, December 19, 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.

Saturday, December 21, 11:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democratic Club meeting, at the home of Jesse and Sandy Hummingbird, 102 Silver Street in Bisbee. This is a potluck with the Hummingbirds providing the meat and everyone is asked to bring salad, side, bread or dessert. For more information please contact Sandy Hummingbird at (520) 432-7305.

Saturday, December 21, 2:00 p.m.: White Mountain Democrats Christmas party, at the home of Holly Hanson. Officers will be elected in a brief business meeting.

Saturday, December 21, 8:00 p.m.: Congressman Ed Pastor's Holiday Dance, at Corona Ranch, 7611 S. 29th Avenue (Phoenix). Music by Power Drive. Please consider bringing a toy for our toy drive benefiting local families in need.

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.

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 New_YearHolt at jomholtaz@gmail.com. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.

2014

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.

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, location TBD. Workshops for precinct committee persons, and a public open house to meet & greet all 2014 Democratic candidates. Details TBA. Save the date!

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: Opening day of the Arizona Legislative Session. Governor Jan Brewer's State of The State.

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 (in Tucson).

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, 6:30 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.

Monday, January 20: Martin Luther King Day.

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). 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.

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 Ralph Perillo at reperillo@hotmail.com.

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.

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