Political Calendar: Week of February 9, 2020

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Political Calendar for the Week of February 9, 2020:

Monday, February 10: Last day for Arizona legislature House bills to be introduced without special permission.

Monday, February 10 – Friday, February, 14: Pitchers and catchers report to Cactus League Spring Training.

Monday, February 10, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon, at the 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 Richard Elias, Pima County Board of Supervisors. Next Week: Dustin Williams, Pima County Schools Superintendent.

Monday, February 10, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 4 meeting, at Total Wine & More, 1416 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. Meet the second Monday of each month. For more information please visit our Facebook page.

Monday, February 10, 6:30 p.m.: Democrats of Oro Valley meeting, at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive, Oro valley. Meet the second Monday of each month. Arrive at 6:15 to socialize a little before the 6:30 pm meeting.

Monday, February 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, February, 11: New Hampshire Primary.

Tuesday, February 11, 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, February 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, February 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.

Wednesday, February 12: Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.

Wednesday, February 12, 8:30 a.m.: Equality Lobby Day at the Arizona capitol, sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign. Join us at the Capitol to meet with your State Senators and Representatives on LGBTQ+ equality in Arizona. 8:30 am: Registration and Welcoming begins. 9-10 am: Speakers and Training 11-12:30 pm: Lunch. 10-2 pm: Meet with your Senators and Legislators to advocate for policies and actions that you want to see more of for the LGBTQ+ community. Food and drinks will be provided. Wear Magenta! For more information and to register, see our Facebook page.

Thursday, February 13, 10:00 a.m.: League of Women Voters Lobby Day at the Arizona capitol. Join more than 100 members of your League of Women Voters as we celebrate the League’s 100th Anniversary at our annual Legislative Day at the Arizona Capitol. Proclamations by the Governor and the Legislature. Hear updates on the LWV People Powered Fair MapsTM redistricting program, the Arizona Clean Elections Commission, and voting rights. Enjoy cake and conversation with your legislators. Your $15.00 registration fee includes the costs of the celebratory lunch (sandwich of your choice, chips, cookie, a drink and centennial cake). For more information and to register see our Facebook page.

Thursday, February 13, 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, February 13, 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.

Thursday, February 13, 5:30 p.m.: Greenlee County Democratic Party meeting, at the Clifton Railroad Station, 100 N. Coronado Blvd., Clifton. Meet the second Thursday of each month. For more information see our Facebook Page.

Thursday, February 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.

Friday, February 14: Valentine’s Day, Arizona statehood day.

Saturday, February, 15: Vail Pride Day at the Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Road, Tucson. Details TBA.

Saturday, February 15, 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.

Saturday, February 15, 7:30 p.m.: The Capitol Steps perform satirical song parodies & skits from today’s political headlines, at the Fox Tucson Theater, 17 W. Congress Street, Tucson. Tickets are $50 to $65. This event is presented by the UA Hillel Foundation. Order tickets secure online at Fox Tucson Theater.

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, February 16, 2:00 p.m: Civics 2.0: The U.S. Department of State, what is it and why should I care? Karen Christensen will discuss the role of the United States Department of State on the world stage, and will help us understand what it does and why we should care. Karen had a 34 year career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Most recently she served as the most senior Foreign Service Officer in the Bureau of Consular Affairs until her retirement in 2019. Civics 2.0 is a series of free talks, open to and aimed at the general public, offering topics of interest and relevance to Pima County residents. This is the stuff they didn’t teach in middle school. The talks are scheduled for the third Sunday of the month at Pima County Branch Libraries. Be an informed citizen! Please join us and bring a friend. This event is free but requires registration at Eventbrite. These are not fund-raising or campaign events. Brought to you by the Pima County Democratic Party. For more info, call PCDP at (520) 326-3716.

Monday, February 17: Presidents Day (observed).

Monday, February 17, 6:00 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 David Coward at dbcoward@gmail.com.

Tuesday, February 18: Voter registration deadline for Presidential Preference Primary (on March 17).

Tuesday, February 18, 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, February 19: Early voting begins for Presidential Preference Primary (on March 17).

Wednesday, February 19, 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 $17 for members and $20 for nonmembers.Reserve your spot on Actblue, Email DWPA@DWPAAZ.ORG, or call Jan at (626) 340-7060.RSVPs and credit card payment may be made through Act Blue by clicking on the link above, or at the door for those on the RSVP list by Credit Card, Check (made payable to DWPA), or with Cash. Note: Cancellations for reservations must be received 24 hours in advance! Attendees will be billed if they cancel  on the day of the event.

Wednesday, February 19, 7:00 p.m.: NBC News/MSNBC will co-host the 9th Democratic Debate at the Paris Theater in Las Vegas with the Nevada Independent, a nonpartisan, nonprofit news and opinion website founded in 2017. the moderators are “NBC Nightly News” and “Dateline NBC” anchor Lester Holt, “Meet the Press” moderator and NBC News political director Chuck Todd, NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and host of “MSNBC Live” Hallie Jackson, Noticias Telemundo senior correspondent Vanessa Hauc, and Jon Ralston of The Nevada Independent. Viewers can submit questions for the moderators’ consideration during the debate until Feb. 14. In addition to airing on NBC News and MSNBC, the debate will stream live on NBC News NOW on OTT devices, NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, the NBC News mobile app, NBC News’ and MSNBC’s Facebook pages and online at The Nevada Independent. It will also air live in Spanish on Universo as well as the Noticias Telemundo mobile app and website and Noticias Telemundo’s Facebook page.

Wednesday, February 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, February 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.

Wednesday, February 19, 6:30 p.m.:  Legislative District 10 meeting, at the 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, February 19, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

Thursday, February 20, 8:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks breakfast, at Old Sedona Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1405 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona. 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.

95th Annual Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo Parade

Thursday, February 20, 9:00 a.m.: Tucson Rodeo Parade. Parade route begins on Ajo Highway 1/2 mile east of Park Ave. going east to Park Avenue, then south on Park to Irvington Rd., west on Irvington to Sixth Avenue and north on Sixth to the North end of the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. Grandstand seating requires ticketing which can be purchased at Ticket Booths near the Grandstands or in advance HERE.

Thursday, February 20, 5:30 p.m.: (Special Date) (New Location) Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the DoubleTree – Reid Park Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson. Meet the second Thursday of each month. Featured speaker is Tucson Mayor Regina Romero. Non-members will be asked to make a contribution of $20 at the door or in advance. For more information, contact Nucleus Club at Pima County Democratic Headquarters (520) 326-3716.

Friday, February 21: Last day for House consideration of House Bills and Senate consideration of Senate Bills in the Arizona legislature.

Friday, February 21: Cactus League Spring Training games begin.

Mohave County Democratic Party’s Blue Wave Dinner

Friday, February 21, 6:00 p.m.: Mohave County Democratic Party’s Blue Wave Dinner, at the Quality Inn,  271 S. Lake Havasu Avenue, Lake Havasu City. Guest speaker is Arizona Democratic Party Chair Felicia Rotellini. No host bar, fine dining. Live music by Loralyn & Monty. Tickets are $45 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact us at (928) 753-0006 or (928) 279-5720.

Saturday, February 22: George Washington’s birthday.

Saturday, February 22: Nevada Democratic Caucuses.

Saturday, February 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, February 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 Steve Witthoeft at sdwitt77@gmail.com.

Saturday, February 22, 5:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Film Series “Backpack Full of Cash,” narrated by Matt Damon, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson. A film exploring the real cost of privatizing America’s education system. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., film starts at 5:30 p.m., discussion panel afterwards. Free admission, but suggested donation $5 – free bag of popcorn included with your ticket. Sign up secure online at Actblue.

Monday, February 24, 5:30 p.m.: (New meeting date and location) Marana Democrats meeting, at the Continental Ranch Community Center, 8881 N. Coachline Blvd., Tucson. For more information please RSVP to MARANADEMOCRATS@gmail.com, or see our Facebook page.

Monday, February 24, 5:30 p.m.: (check) 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, February 24, 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, February 25: Mardi Gras.

Tuesday, February 25, 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, February 25 (time TBD): CBS News will co-host the 10th Democratic Debate with the Congressional Black Caucus Institute and in partnership with Twitter in Charleston, South Carolina at Gaillard Center.

Thursday, February 27, 6:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Labor Caucus meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson.

Thursday, February 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.

Saturday, February 29: South Carolina Democratic Primary.

Saturday, February 29, 10:00 a.m.: LD 10 Town Hall, at the Miller-Golf Links Library, 9640 E. Golf Links Road, Tucson. Join LD10 State Legislators Senator David Bradley, and Representatives Kirsten Engel and Domingo DeGrazia for a legislative town hall. Legislators will give brief updates on the work they’ve been doing followed by questions, comments, and concerns for the rest of the scheduled time.

38th Annual Tucson Peace Fair & Music Festival

Saturday, February 29, 11:00 a.m.: 38th Annual Tucson Peace Fair & Music Festival, at Armory Park, 222 S. 6th Avenue, Tucson. Save the date! More information at www.tucsonpeacecalendar.org.

Monday, March 2, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party executive committee meeting.

Tuesday, March 3: “Super Tuesday Primaries” — Alabama, Alaska Republican, American Samoa Democratic, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Democrats abroad.

Wednesday, March 4, 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.

League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson Annual 2020 Issues & Eggs Breakfast

Friday, March 6, 7:00 p.m.: League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson Annual 2020 Issues & Eggs Breakfast, at the Doubletree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson. Individual tickets $50, table of ten $500. Program sponsorships available. Reservation payments must be received by March 2. By Check: payable to LWVGT, 800 N. Swan Avenue, Suite 126, Tucson, AZ 85711. Purchase tickets and register secure online HERE.

Saturday, March 7: Kentucky Republican caucuses.

Arizona List 16th Annual Celebration Breakfast – Phoenix

Saturday, March 7, 8:30 a.m.: Arizona List 16th Annual Celebration, at Antigua Garden, 2645 N. 16th Street, Phoenix. Jaqueline Adams Service Award winner is Charlotte Raynor, a retired journalist and political activist in Scottsdale, and an active volunteer with the Democratic party, serving as a precinct committeeperson and a member of the State Committee. She was part of the State Party’s grassroots leadership team in 2018, training volunteers to canvass for Kyrsten Sinema. Ticket prices: Member $75, Non-Member $100, Sponsorship levels available. Purchase tickets secure online HERE.

Arizona List 16th Annual Celebration Luncheon – Tucson

Saturday, March 7, 12:30 p.m.: Arizona List 16th Annual Celebration, at University Park Marriott, 880 E. 2nd Street, Tucson. Jaqueline Adams Service Award winner is Charlotte Raynor, a retired journalist and political activist in Scottsdale, and an active volunteer with the Democratic party, serving as a precinct committeeperson and a member of the State Committee. She was part of the State Party’s grassroots leadership team in 2018, training volunteers to canvass for Kyrsten Sinema. 11.45 a.m. check-in and silent auction. 12:30 p.m. luncheon. Ticket prices: Member $75, Non-Member $100, Sponsorship levels available. Purchase tickets secure online HERE.

Saturday, March 7, 9:30 a.m.: Legislative District 2 meeting, at the Continental Shopping Plaza,210 W. Continental Road – Bldg 210, Suite 203, Green Valley. For more information please contact Gerald Stoops at gfstoops@gmail.com.

Saturday, March 7, 11:00 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, March 7, Noon: 16th Annual Salsa Festival, at Copper Sky Regional Park, Maricopa, AZ (located off SR 347 and Bowlin Road). The Salsa Festival is Maricopa’s largest event drawing more than 10,000 people to the city. Admission is free, but there is a minimal fee to participate in some activities at the festival. $5 on-site limited parking. Turn on Bowlin Road entrance.

Sunday, March 8: International Women’s Day.

Women in Blue Luncheon

Sunday, March 8, 11:00 a.m.: Women in Blue Luncheon, hosted by the Arizona Federation of Democratic Women, at the Cambria Hotel – Downtown Phoenix,  222 E. Portland Street, Phoenix. Special Guest Speaker: Jennifer Longdon. Tickets: $30. Purchase secure online at Actblue. For more information see our Facebook page.

Sunday, March 8: Puerto Rico Republican Primary.

Monday, March 9, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 4 meeting, at Total Wine & More, 1416 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. Meet the second Monday of each month. For more information please visit our Facebook page.

Monday, March 9, 6:30 p.m.: Democrats of Oro Valley meeting, at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive, Oro valley. Meet the second Monday of each month. Arrive at 6:15 to socialize a little before the 6:30 pm meeting.

Monday, March 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, March 10: Hawaii Republican Caucuses; North Dakota Democratic Caucuses; Primaries: Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Washington.

Tuesday, March 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, March 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, March 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.

Catalina Democrats cocktail party with former Senator Bill Bradley

Wednesday, March 11, 4:00 p.m.: Catalina Democrats cocktail party with former Senator Bill Bradley, at Hotel Congress in the Copper Room, 311 E. Congress Street, Tucson. Come meet Bill Bradley and hear his thoughts on the 2020 election, the state of politics and basketball. Drinks and heavy hor d’oeuvres will be served. Seating is limited.  Cost is $150 per person. Join the Catalina Democrats for $84/month, or $1,000/individual or $1,500/couple to attend all our events and support the Pima County Democratic Party. Purchase tickets secure online at Actblue.

Thursday, March 12: Virgin Islands Republican Caucuses.

Thursday, March 12 – Saturday, March 14: La Paz County Fair, 21600 Hillside Drive, Parker.

Thursday, March 12, 5:30 p.m.: (New Location) Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the DoubleTree – Reid Park Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson. Meet the second Thursday of each month. Featured speaker is Kathy Hoffman, Superintendent of Public Instruction. Non-members will be asked to make a contribution of $20 at the door or in advance. For more information, contact Nucleus Club at Pima County Democratic Headquarters (520) 326-3716.

Thursday, March 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, March 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.

Thursday, March 12, 5:30 p.m.: Greenlee County Democratic Party meeting, at the Clifton Railroad Station, 100 N. Coronado Blvd., Clifton. Meet the second Thursday of each month. For more information see our Facebook Page.

Thursday, March 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.

Friday, March 13 – Sunday, March 15: 32nd Annual Chandler Ostrich Festival, at Tumbleweed Park, 745 E. Germann Road, Chandler. Entertainment on the main stage: Friday: 98 Degrees, Saturday: Blues Traveler. Child/Senior Admission $8, Adult Admission $15, VIP Admission $30-$50.

Saturday, March 14: D.C. Republican Convention; Guam Republican Caucuses; Northern Marianas Democratic Convention; Wyoming Republican Convention.

Saturday, March 14 – Sunday, March 15, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.: Tucson Festival of Books at the University of Arizona Mall. The Tucson Festival of Books is a community-wide celebration of literature. Offered free-of-charge, the Festival exists to improve literacy rates among children and adults. All proceeds following the Festival support critical local literacy programs. The first Festival was in 2009. Attendance has grown from 75,000 to over 100,000 including authors and visitors from all over the U.S. and overseas.

Saturday, March 14, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats meeting, at Risky Business, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Road. Usually meet the second Saturday of each month. Featured speaker is Arizona Democratic Party Chair Felecia Rotellini. For more information visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.

Saturday, March 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,  March 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, March 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.

LD 9 and LD 10 Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party

Saturday, March 14, 1:00 p.m.: LD 9 and LD 10 Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party. Due to overwhelming demand this years event has been moved to the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4831 E. 22nd Street, Tucson. This is the campaign kickoff event of the year. Tickets are $20 per person in advance and $25 at the door, which will get you some of the best corned beef and cabbage you have ever tasted and all the fixins’! Meet all of your Democratic candidates and let them know what concerns you. Purchase tickets secure online at Actblue.

Saturday, March 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).  For more information please contact (520) 838-0590.

Sunday, March 15, 2:00 p.m.: Civics 2.0 Series: Arizona Corporation Commission and our environment, why should I care? , at the Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. First Avenue, Tucson. Sandy Bahr, the Director of the Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter, will talk to us about the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), the de facto fourth branch of government in Arizona, and the role it plays in determining environmental policy in the State. The ACC is a powerful entity in the State and three of its five seats are up for election in 2020. Learn how to stay informed and shape an ACC that reflects your values. Register for FREE at Eventbrite. Civics 2.0 is a series of free talks, open to and aimed at the general public, offering topics of interest and relevance to Pima County residents. The talks are scheduled for the third Sunday of the month at Pima County Branch Libraries. These are not fund-raising or campaign events. Brought to you by the Pima County Democratic Party. For more info, call PCDP at (520) 326-3716.

Monday, March 16, 6:00 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 David Coward at dbcoward@gmail.com.

Tuesday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day.

Tuesday, March 17: Primaries — Arizona, Florida Illinois, Ohio; Northern Marianas Republican Convention.

Tuesday, March 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, March 18 – Sunday, March, 22: Pinal County Fair, 512 S. Eleven Mile Corner Road, Casa Grande.

Wednesday, March 18, 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 $17 for members and $20 for nonmembers.Reserve your spot on Actblue, Email DWPA@DWPAAZ.ORG, or call Jan at (626) 340-7060.RSVPs and credit card payment may be made through Act Blue by clicking on the link above, or at the door for those on the RSVP list by Credit Card, Check (made payable to DWPA), or with Cash. Note: Cancellations for reservations must be received 24 hours in advance! Attendees will be billed if they cancel  on the day of the event.

Wednesday, March 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, March 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, March 18, 6:30 p.m.:  Legislative District 10 meeting, at the 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, March 18, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

Thursday, March 19, 8:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks breakfast, at Old Sedona Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1405 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona. 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, March 20 – Sunday, March 22: Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair. The Street Fair takes place between Ninth Street and University Blvd. along Fourth Avenue in Tucson. Free to the public, the Fourth Avenue Street Fair brings together 400+ arts and crafts booths, 35+ food vendors, Main Stage, street musicians, food, jugglers, street performers, the ever so popular Free Kids hands-on-art Pavilion. There is face painting, balloons, demonstrations, sidewalk entertainment and tons of other fun activities. This is Tucson’s Largest Arts Venue.

Saturday, March 21, 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.

Saturday, March 21, 10:00 a.m.: LD 10 Town Hall, at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road, Tucson. Join LD10 State Legislators Senator David Bradley, and Representatives Kirsten Engel and Domingo DeGrazia for a legislative town hall. Legislators will give brief updates on the work they’ve been doing followed by questions, comments, and concerns for the rest of the scheduled time.

Monday, March 23, 5:30 p.m.: (New meeting date and location) Marana Democrats meeting, at the Continental Ranch Community Center, 8881 N. Coachline Blvd., Tucson. Candidate forum for Pima County Attorney candidates Jonathan Mosher and Laura Conover.  For more information please RSVP to marana.demsandfriends@gmail.com, or see our Facebook page.

Monday, March 23, 5:30 p.m.: (check) 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, March 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, March 24: American Samoa Republican Caucuses; Georgia Primary.

Tuesday, March 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, March 26: Opening Day of 2020 Major League Baseball season.

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

Thursday, March 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.

31st Annual LULAC Youth Leadership Conference

Friday, March 27, 8:00 a.m.: 31st Annual LULAC Youth Leadership Conference, at Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson. The YLC strives to promote, develop, and enhance leadership skills among youth in Pima County. The philosophy behind the Youth Leadership Conference for the last 28 years has been to encourage and motivate students to remain in school, set goals and reinforce education as the key to success. Another key factor has been to expose students to an environment that fosters positive relationships among peers, teachers and the community. Register at LULAC Youth Leadership Conference.

Saturday, March 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, March 28, 10:00 a.m.: Marana Founders Day Festival, parade begins at 10:00 a.m., festival begins at 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, March 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.

20th Annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner

Saturday, March 28, 5:30 p.m.: Coconino County Democratic Party’s 20th Annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner, at the Little America Hotel, 2515 E. Butler Avenue, Flagstaff. There will be a cocktail hour at 5:30 pm with a cash bar, and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner is our largest fund-raising effort of the year for the Coconino County Democratic Party.  Proceeds from ticket sales and the telephone and live auctions support operations of the Coconino County Democratic Party, including grassroots organizing, keeping the office open, and paying the salary of our Operations Manager. Tickets are $85 per person, $680 for table of eight. Purchase tickets secure online at Actblue. Ticket prices will go up on March 19 to accommodate our obligation to the venue. Buy early!

Sunday, March 29: Puerto Rico Democratic Primary.

Tuesday, March 31: César Chávez Day.

Tuesday, March 31 – Sunday, April 5: Yuma County Fair, 2520 E. 32nd Street, Yuma.

Wednesday, April 1: Census Day is observed nationwide for the 2020 Census.

Friday, April 3: North Dakota Republican Convention.

Friday, April 3 – Sunday, April 5: University of Arizona Spring Fling on the University of Arizona Mall. Spring Fling is the largest student-run carnival in the nation attracting over 25,000 guests. Spring Fling provides over 35 rides and games to attendees, over 20 different food booths with a wide variety.

Saturday, April 4: Alaska Democratic Primary, Hawaii Democratic Primary, Louisiana Primary.

Sunday, April 5, 9:00 a.m.: Cyclovia Tucson. Tucsonans can celebrate a five-mile bike ride on carless streets from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Monday, April 6, 5:00 p.m.: Candidate filing deadline for Arizona primary election.

Tuesday, April 7: Wisconsin Primary.

Thursday, April 9: Passover begins (sundown).

Saturday, April 11 – Sunday, April 12: Tombstone Rose Tree Parade and Festival, in Tombstone, AZ.

Sunday, April 12: Easter Sunday.

Wednesday, April 15: Tax Day.

Wednesday, April 15 – Sunday, April 19: Maricopa County Fair, AZ Exposition & State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix.

Thursday, April 16 – Sunday, April 26: Pima County Fair, 11300 S. Houghton Road.

Tanque Verde Democrats Meet & Mingle With The Candidates Fundraiser

Saturday, April 18, 4:00 p.m.: Tanque Verde Democrats Meet & Mingle With The Candidates Fundraiser, at the Tucson Racquet & Fitness Club, 4001 N. Country Club Road, Tucson.Save the date!

9th Annual Udall Dinner & Spirit of Arizona Awards

Sunday, April 19, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party 9th Annual Udall Dinner & Spirit of Arizona Awards. Save the date!

Tuesday, April 21: Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Wednesday, April 22: Earth Day.

Tuesday, April 28: Primaries — Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island.

Tuesday, April 28: Workers Memorial Day.

Wednesday, April 29 – Sunday, May 3: Verde Valley Fair, 800 E. Cherry Street, Cottonwood.

Friday, May 1: International Workers Day.

I Stand With Planned Parenthood Luncheon – Phoenix

Friday, May 1, Noon: I Stand With Planned Parenthood Luncheon – Phoenix, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, 2400 E. Missouri Avenue, Phoenix. Individual tickets are $150, tables of ten are $1,500. Purchase tickets online HERE. Please contact Ethan Smith Cox at escox@ppaz.org or (602) 263-4215 for information about this event.

Saturday, May 2: Kansas Democratic Primary, Guam Democratic Caucuses.

Saturday, May 2, 10:00 a.m.: 15th Annual West End Fair in Sierra Vista. Vendors line Fry Blvd. from N. Garden Avenue to North Avenue. Car show, food and entertainment.

Tuesday, May 5: Indiana Primary.

I Stand With Planned Parenthood Luncheon – Tucson

Friday, May 7, Noon: I Stand With Planned Parenthood Luncheon – Tucson, at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Avenue, Tucson. Individual tickets are $95, tables of ten are $950. Purchase tickets online HERE. Please contact Ethan Smith Cox at escox@ppaz.org or (602) 263-4215 for information about this event.

Sunday, May 10: Mother’s Day.

Tuesday, May 12: Nebraska Primary, West Virginia Primary.

Saturday, May 16: Armed Forces Day.

Saturday, May 16, 9:00 am: Arizona Democratic Party State Committee meeting in Phoenix. Save the date!

Tuesday, May 19: Kentucky Democratic Primary, Oregon Primary.

Monday, May 25: Memorial Day.

Tuesday, June 2: Primaries — Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota.

Saturday, June 6: D-Day Anniversary.

Saturday, June 6: Virgin Islands Democratic Caucuses.

Sunday, June 14: Flag Day.

Tuesday, June 16: D.C. Democratic Primary.

Friday, June 19: Juneteenth.

Sunday, June 21: Father’s Day.

Saturday, July 4: Independence Day.

Monday, July 6: Voter registration deadline for Arizona primary election.

Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16: Democratic National Convention from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Friday, July 24 – Sunday, August 9: Tokyo hosts the XXXII Olympiad Summer Games.

Tuesday, August 4: Arizona Primary Election.

Monday, August 24 – Thursday, August 27: Republican National Convention, from the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Wednesday, August 26: Women’s Equality Day: Centennial celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

Monday, September 7: Labor Day.

Monday, October 5: Voter registration deadline for general election.

Tuesday, November 3: General Election.

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