Political Calendar: Week of December 9, 2018


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Political Calendar for the Week of December 9, 2018:

Pima County Democratic Party Volunteer & PC Appreciation Party

Sunday, December 9, 3:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Volunteer & PC Appreciation Party, at PCDP headquarters, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson. It’s time to celebrate our victories and say thank you for all of your hard work. Join our PCDP Chair, Jo Holt, at our Volunteer and PC Appreciation Party. Pot Luck – Bring a treat to share! Beverages will be provided.

Democratic Women of the Prescott Area Holiday and Annual Fundraiser

Sunday, December 9, 5:00 p.m.: Democratic Women of the Prescott Area Holiday and Annual Fundraiser, at the Hassayampa Inn, Marina Ballroom, 122 E. Gurley Street, Prescott. 5:00 pm Cash Bar and Silent Auction, 6:00 pm Dinner served, 6:30 pm Presentation of the Jerry Emmett Award, and Guest Speaker Deedra Abboud. 7:30 pm DJ and Dancing. Tickets are $50.00 per person, increases to $60.00 if purchased after Tuesday, December 4th. Please specify dinner choice when you RSVP.

Monday, December 10, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon, Dragon’s View Restaurant (400 N. Bonita, South of St. Mary’s Road between the Freeway and Grande Avenue, turn South at Furr’s Cafeteria). New price: buffet lunch is $10.00 cash, $12 credit; just a drink is $3.50. Dr. Kris Olson-Garewal on Prison Medical Services. Next Week: TBA.

Arizona List Holiday Party – Tucson

Monday, December 10, 5:30 p.m.: Arizona List Tucson Holiday Party, with Ann Kirkpatrick (Congress), Katie Hobbs (Secretary of State, Kathy Hoffman (Superintendent of Public Instruction), and Kate Gallego (candidate, Phoenix Mayor), at the home of Pam Grissom, 7230 N. Star Fury Place, Tucson. RSVP requested to Emily@KirkpatrickForCongress.com. For more information see https://go.kirkpatrickforcongress.com/Holiday-Party. To RSVP go to Arizona List tickets.

Monday, December 10, 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/.

Monday, December 10, 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, December 11, Noon: Democratic Women 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, December 11, 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, December 11, 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.

Arizona List Holiday Party – Phoenix

Tuesday, December 11, 5:30 p.m.: Arizona List Holiday Party, at FEZ restaurant & bar, 105 W. Portland Street, Phoenix. Special guests Katie Hobbs, Secretary of State elect; Kathy Hoffman, Superintendent of Public Instruction elect; Kate Gallego, candidate for mayor of Phoenix. Food, drinks, raffle. Suggested donation $25, Co-host $500, Event Sponsor $1,000. To RSVP email angie@arizonalist.org, or visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1922090031240475/.

Sustainable Tucson’s Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 11, 6:00 p.m.: Sustainable Tucson’s holiday party, at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, 3809 E 3rd Street (Geneva Room), Tucson. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Share the bounty of the season at our holiday potluck. Non-alcoholic drinks provided by Sustainable Tucson. Save a dinosaur; bring your own flatware and glasses. At this year’s holiday party, Sustainable Tucson will be celebrating the possibilities by recreating a festival atmosphere with street fair activities:
Design Your Dream Neighborhood: Create a walk-able, inviting neighborhood from a typical Tucson neighborhood map using blocks that represent elements of complete streets.
Creating Our Future: Draw the ways we can create a sustainable future for Tucson in 2038 on panels we will join together into a paper quilt.
Community Tree: Add leaves with your ideas about what we can do as a community to make Tucson Sustainable in 2038.
Time Capsule: Place your note to the future in our time capsule to be opened in a year: What are your hopes for Tucson or what will you make happen in Tucson in the coming year.
“Tales of Future” storytelling stage: Local Comedian Jeremy Segal will host impromptu stories about pursuing your vision for a sustainable future and other fun environmental stories.
Come celebrate with us!

Wednesday, December 12, 5:30 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 email Nicholas Tellez at n_tellez@hotmail.com.

Wednesday, December 12, 6:30 p.m.: White Mountain Democrats monthly meeting, at the WMD office, 1400 E. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop.

Thursday, December 13, 5:30 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party meeting, at the Prescott Adult Center (Meals on Wheels Room), 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.

Thursday, December 13, 5:30 p.m.: (No meeting in December) Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. Meet the second Thursday of each month. For more information please contact Ash Silverburg at (520) 326-3716.

Thursday, December 13, 6:30 p.m.: PCDP Young Democrats Holiday Party,  at 5402 E Lester Street, Tucson. Come join the Pima County Young Democrats for a holiday party! Please bring a snack or beverage to share. See our Facebook page.

Thursday, December 13, 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.

Pima County Democratic Party Reorganization Meeting

Saturday, December 15, 10:00 a.m.:  Pima County Democratic Party Reorganization meeting, at the Environment & Natural Resources building (ENR2) Room N120 (the first floor on the North side of the building). Next to the 6th Street Garage for parking. Only PCs elected in the August primary may participate; no proxies are allowed. Registration is 9:30-10:00 a.m., Meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. For more information please call PCDP HQ (520) 326-3716.

Saturday, December 15, 10:00 a.m.: (Meeting is preempted by PCDP Reorganization) 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.

Saturday, December 15, 11:00 a.m.: Somerton Tamale Festival, along Main Street in Somerton, about 11 miles southwest of Yuma. The Somerton Tamale Festival is the Woodstock of tamale events, with more than 30,000 people descending on the little border town southwest of Yuma. Visitors can sample dozens of varieties ranging from traditional beef and chicken to pork, turkey, corn and spinach tamales. There are even sweet tamales filled with pineapple, peach and strawberry. This is the 11th year for the festival, with all proceeds helping to provide Arizona State University scholarships to local students.

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 Tucson, at Ermanos Back Room, 220 N. 4th Avenue, 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, good wine and beer, and good food. 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). There’s some street, a parking lot across the street, and the streetcar stops outside their door.

Monday, December 17, 6:30 p.m.: Northern Pinal County Democrats meeting, at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 2122 S. Goldfield Road, Apache Junction. Meet the third Monday of each month. For more information please contact Kathy Guillen at (480) 620-7840 or gataguillen@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, December 18, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo del Sol Country Club, on St. Andrews Drive in Sierra Vista. Meet the third Tuesday of each month. The cost of the luncheon is $15.00. For reservations, please contact Kathy Marvin, President of the DWSEA through email at kathleencrafts@gmail.com or by telephone at (520) 803-6697. Visit our web page.Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona.

Tuesday, December 18, 4:00 p.m.: [Postponed due to Trump Shutdown fight over funding the government] Congressman Tom O’Halleran Thank you event, at Oro Valley Public Library, Public Meeting Room, 1305 W. Naranja Drive, Oro Valley. Join us for light snacks and a chance to meet with your recently reelected Congressman: Tom O’Halleran. Please RSVP to Lindsay Coleman at (570) 677-9193 or lindsay@tomohalleran.com by December 16th.

Wednesday, December 19, 6:00 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party executive committee meeting, at Pinal County HQ, 345 W. Central Avenue, Coolidge. For more information please contact David Coward at Pinaldemocrat@gmail.com.

Wednesday, December 19, 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, December 19, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 10 Holiday Party, at new meeting location, Unitarian Universalist Church, Goddard Hall, 4831 E 22nd Street, Tucson. Celebrate the holiday season with the LD10 Democrats at their new meeting location! There is a social time for all members and guests, beginning at 6 p.m. Meet the third Wednesday of each month.

Wednesday, December 19, 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.

Thursday, December 20, 8:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks breakfast, at Old Sedona Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1405 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona. Featured speakers are Katie Hobbs, Secretary of State elect, and Stacey Champion, citizen activist. Meet the third Thursday of each month. Admission is $12, includes buffet breakfast and gratuity. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to (928) 274-6541.

Saturday, December 22, 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, December 22, 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 Maureen Salz at legdist11dems@gmail.com. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.

Monday, December 24, 6:00 p.m.: (No meeting) 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 Andrés Cano at andres@canoagroup.com or (520) 304-5778.

Tuesday, December 25, 6:30 p.m.: (No meeting) 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 Michael Dues at ld9democrats@gmail.com.

Tuesday, December 25: Christmas Day.

Thursday,December 27, 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.

Sunday, December 30, 5:30 p.m.: (Special Date) 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.


Tuesday, January 1: New Year’s Day.

Sunday, January 20 – 10:00 a.m.: Tucson Women’s March. Jacome Plaza (Corner of Stone and Pennington).

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