Political Calendar: Week of June 23, 2019

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Political Calendar for the Week of June 23, 2019:

Sunday, June 23, 3:00 p.m.: Marana Democrats meeting, at the Continental Reserve Plaza, 8333 N. Silverbell Road, Tucson. For more information please contact Buddy Gill at maranadems@gmail.com or (408) 806-2036.

Monday, June 24, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon, (NEW Location) 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 Sami Hamed, Ward 1 City Council Candidate. Next Week: No DGT due to Independence Day holiday. Following Week: Rob Elias, Ward 1 City Council Candidate.

Monday, June 24, 5:30 p.m.: 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, June 24, 5:30 p.m.: Arizona List Flagstaff June Summer Happy Hour, at Casa Duarte, 1000 N. Humphreys Street, Ste. 243, Flagstaff. Join us for a cold drink and spend some time with your fellow Democrats! Meet your local elected officials, and make some new friends. FREE for current AZ List members, just $25 for non-members!” For more information see https://www.facebook.com/events/casa-duarte/flagstaff-june-happy-hour/270279820445410/.

22nd Annual El Día de San Juan Fiesta

Monday, June 24, 6:00 p.m.: 22nd Annual El Día de San Juan Fiesta, Mercado San Agustin Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento, Tucson, across the street from Mercado San Agustin. The event will start with the launching of the Santa Cruz River Heritage Project in Barrio Santa Cruz, then go on to the traditional procession through Barrio Sin Nombre and end with a big Fiesta at the MSA Annex. This celebration will feature live music, food, arts & crafts vendors, games, activities for children, and more! El Día de San Juan Fiesta is a traditional family friendly Westside cultural celebration that is free and open to public. The celebration will start at 5PM with the official launching of the Santa Cruz River Heritage Project. This project will reintroduce a ribbon of flowing water to the Santa Cruz River to revive the natural landscape and support the return of endangered wildlife. Over time this will offer pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians an enhanced historical and cultural experience when traveling along the Santa Cruz. Following the release of water into the river, a traditional procession with the antique statue of San Juan Bautista will begin at 6PM outside the Mission Gardens. Prayers from several cultural traditions will be offered. The procession will go through Barrio Sin Nombre before arriving at the Mercado San Agustin Annex. The procession will travel onto the Annex where the Fiesta will go into full swing at 7PM. There will be entertainment, live music, piñatas, local food and crafts vendors, family activities and more. In keeping with the theme of the monsoon season and renewal, free water will be provided by Tucson Water to all Fiesta attendees. This year’s event is organized by El Dia De San Juan Coalition and facilitated by the offices of Councilor Regina Romero and Chairman Richard Elias. Parking is available in the lot directly in front of and behind the Mercado. The event will also be accessible by SunLink Streetcar at the two Mercado San Agustin stops.To find out how to support this unique Westside event, contact Liza Grant or Nathalia Untiveros by sending an inquiry to Ward1@tucsonaz.gov.

Monday, June 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, June 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, June 25, 6:30 p.m.: Northern Pinal County Democrats meeting, at the Pizza Hut, 240 S. Phelps Drive, Apache Junction. Meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Kathy Guillen at (480) 620-7840 or gataguillen@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, June 26, 6:30 p.m.: (Rescheduled to Thursday, see below) Pima County Young Democrats meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson. Everyone interested in learning more about supporting democratic issues, candidates or our club is welcome. We generally meet the fourth Wednesday of every month. For more information please see our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pg/pimayoungdems.

First 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debates

Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday June 27, 6:00 p.m.: NBC News Democratic Primary Debate from Miami, Florida. Aired On: NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo. Live Stream: NBCNews.com.
Maricopa County Democratic Party Presents Debate Night on the big screen at Harkin Theaters. We will have three locations for both days of the debate, so please double check that you sign up for the correct location! Estrella Falls, Camelview, and TempeMarketplace Harkin Theaters.
Pima County Young Democrats Debate Watch Party, Thursday June 27, 5:30 p.m., at Gentle Ben’s, 865 E. University Blvd. Tucson. For our June monthly meeting, we will be mixing it up and be hosting a debate watch party for the second night of the Democratic presidential primary candidates. Please join us on THURSDAY at Gentle Ben’s for drinks, debate watching, and friendly discussions about the debate!

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

Thursday, June 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, June 29, 10:00 a.m.: PC 101 and AZ Civics for PCs, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson. The PCDP Education Team is offering training and continuing education opportunities for PCs and Volunteers. This course goes over the structure of Arizona and Pima County Districts. Attendees will also learn in detail what a PC is, what activities PCs do and the benefits of being a PC. Please sign-up using our Eventbrite link.  Only registered attendees will be admitted due to space limitations.

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).

Monday, July 1, 6:30 p.m.: (Canceled) Pima County Democratic Party executive committee meeting.

Wednesday, July 3, 7:00 p.m.: Graham County Democratic Party meeting, at La Paloma Restaurant,  5183 Clifton Street, Solomon. Meet the first Wednesday of each month. For more information please contact us at grahamcountydemocraticparty@gmail.com or visit our Facebook Page.

Thursday, July 4: Independence Day.

32nd Annual Navajo Nation 4th of July Celebration & PRCA Pro-Rodeo

Thursday, July 4 – Sunday, July 7: 32nd Annual Navajo Nation 4th of July Celebration & PRCA Pro-Rodeo, Hwy. 264 in Window Rock, AZ. Rodeo, carnival, dance, concerts, arts and crafts sales and a fireworks show. For more information call 928-871-6647 or see our Facebook Page.

Saturday, July 6, 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, July 6, 10:00 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.

Monday, July 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). 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, July 8, 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, July 9, 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, July 9, 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, July 9, 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, July 10, 6:00 p.m.: Speed Dating Community Forum for Tucson Mayor & Ward 1 Council member, at YWCA of Southern Arizona, 525 N. Bonita Avenue, Tucson. This candidate forum centers around the community to bring out the informed and active voter in all of us. Candidates will speak with groups of attendees in-person, and we will also stream this event for you to watch on your own time. Please RSVP to which sessions you would like to attend. Register via Eventbrite.

Thursday, July 11, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson. Meet the second Thursday of each month. For more information, contact DGT at Pima County Democratic Headquarters (520) 326-3716.

Thursday, July 11, 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, July 11, 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, July 11, 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.

Saturday, July 13, 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. For more information visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.

Saturday, July 13, 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, July 13, 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, July 13, 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.

Saturday, July 13, 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). Speakers are LD 2 House Reps. Rosanna Gabaldon & Daniel Hernandez Jr. For more information please contact (520) 838-0590.

Monday, July 15, 6:00 p.m.: Northern Pinal County Democrats meeting, at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 2122 S. Goldfield Road, Apache Junction. For more information please contact David Coward at dbcoward@gmail.com.

Tuesday, July 16, 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, July 17, 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, July 17, 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, July 17, 6:30 p.m.: (No meeting due to our fundraiser on 7/20). Legislative District 10 meeting, at new meeting location, 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, July 17, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

Thursday, July 18, 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.

Tucson Mayoral Debate hosted by the Pima County Democratic Party

Thursday, July 18, 6:00 p.m.: Tucson Mayoral Debate hosted by the Pima County Democratic Party, at Rincon/University High School Auditorium, 421 N. Arcadia Avenue, Tucson. Moderated by Christopher Conover, AZPM Political Correspondent and host of “The Buzz.” Come hear what the three democratic candidates for Tucson Mayor have to say as they debate the issues two weeks before early ballots are mailed for the Democratic Primary election. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Debate will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 20: 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon-landing – NASA.

Saturday, July 20, 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.

LD 10 “Hoppy Hour” Beer Tasting

Saturday, July 20, 3:00 p.m.: LD 10 “Hoppy Hour” Beer Tasting, at the Hop Street Lounge, 7215 E. 22nd Street, Tucson. Join LD10 for a beer tasting, silent auction, food and fun!Tickets are available now: $20-includes 3 5 oz. tasters, $25-includes 4 5 oz. tasters. Tickets available secure online at ActBlue. For more information see our Facebook Page.

Monday, July 22, 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, July 23, 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, July 23, 6:30 p.m.: Northern Pinal County Democrats meeting, at the Pizza Hut, 240 S. Phelps Drive, Apache Junction. Meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Kathy Guillen at (480) 620-7840 or gataguillen@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, July 24, 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 $15 for members and $17 for nonmembers. RSVP by email: DWPrescottArea@gmail.com or call (928) 848-2753. Contact us ASAP if you make reservations and are unable to attend. The public is welcome, but reservations are required. To join, email the form and pay at the luncheon, or mail with a check to Sandy Baggenstos, DWPA Treasurer, 530 N. Fitzmaurice Drive, Prescott, AZ 86303.

Wednesday, July 24, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Young Democrats meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson. Everyone interested in learning more about supporting democratic issues, candidates or our club is welcome. We generally meet the fourth Wednesday of every month. For more information please see our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pg/pimayoungdems.

Thursday, July 25, 6:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Labor Caucus meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson.

Thursday, July 25, 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, July 27, 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, July 27, 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.

Yavapai County Democratic Party Annual Picnic

Sunday, July 28,  1:00 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party Annual Picnic, at Watson Lake Park, 3101 Watson Lake Park Road, Prescott. Lunch and beverages provided. $20.00 per person, $30 per family of four (+ State park fee for parking at the gate on entry). For more information please contact 928.541.0413 or email us at info@yavdem.org.

Sunday, July 28, 3:00 p.m.: Marana Democrats meeting, at the Continental Reserve Plaza, 8333 N. Silverbell Road, Tucson. For more information please contact Buddy Gill at maranadems@gmail.com or (408) 806-2036.

Monday, July 29, 5:30 p.m. : 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.

Second 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debates

Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday July 31, (Time TBA): CNN Democratic Primary Debate from Detroit, Michigan. Aired On: CNN. Live Stream: CNN.com.

Saturday, August 3, 9:30 a.m.: Legislative District 2 meeting, at the Sam Lena Library, 1607 S. 6th Avenue, Tucson. For more information please contact Gerald Stoops at gfstoops@gmail.com.

Saturday, August 3, 10:00 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.

Monday, August 5, 6:30 p.m.:  Pima County Democratic Party executive committee meeting.

Wednesday, August 7, 7:00 p.m.: Graham County Democratic Party meeting, at La Paloma Restaurant,  5183 Clifton Street, Solomon. Meet the first Wednesday of each month. For more information please contact us at grahamcountydemocraticparty@gmail.com or visit our Facebook Page.

Thursday, August 8, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson. Meet the second Thursday of each month. For more information, contact DGT at Pima County Democratic Headquarters (520) 326-3716.

Thursday, August 8, 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, August 8, 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, August 8, 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.

Saturday, August 10, 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. For more information visit our web site. Tanque Verde Valley Democratic Club.

Saturday, August 10, 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, July 13, 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, August 10, 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.

Saturday, August 10, 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.

Monday, August 12, 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, August 13, 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, August 13, 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, August 13, 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, August 13, 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.

Thursday, August 15, 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 August 16 – Sunday, August 18: Woodstock 50 in Watkins Glenn, NY.

Saturday, August 17, 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.

Monday, August 19, 6:00 p.m.: Northern Pinal County Democrats meeting, at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 2122 S. Goldfield Road, Apache Junction. For more information please contact David Coward at dbcoward@gmail.com.

Tuesday, August 20, 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.

City of Tucson’s Official 242nd Birthday

Tuesday, August 21, 5:30 p.m.: City of Tucson’s Official 242nd Birthday, at the Presidio San Agustín del Tucson, 196 N. Court Avenue, Tucson. Details TBA.  For more information see tucsonpresidio.com.

Wednesday, August 21, 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, August 21, 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, August 21, 6:30 p.m.:  Legislative District 10 meeting, at new meeting location, 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, August 21, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

Thursday, August 22, 6:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Labor Caucus meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson.

Thursday, August 22, 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, August 24, 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.

Coconino County Democratic Party’s Annual Monsoon Picnic

Saturday, August 24, 11:00 a.m.: Coconino County Democratic Party’s annual Monsoon Picnic, this year at Bushmaster Park, 3150 N. Alta Vista Drive, Flagstaff. Come enjoy the food, hobnob with candidates and socialize with like-minded people! This is a potluck with the party providing burgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, buns, and drinks. We ask that those whose last names begin with A-M bring a dessert and those whose last names begin with N-Z bring a salad or side dish. (Bring reusable plates and utensils if you can. We will provide paper and plastic.)

Saturday, August 24, 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.

Sunday, August 25, 3:00 p.m.: Marana Democrats meeting, at the Continental Reserve Plaza, 8333 N. Silverbell Road, Tucson. For more information please contact Buddy Gill at maranadems@gmail.com or (408) 806-2036.

Monday, August 26: Women’s Equality Day, commemorating passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

Monday, August 26, 5:30 p.m. : 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, August 26, 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, August 27: City of Tucson Primary Election for Mayor and Council members.

Tuesday, August 27, 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, August 27, 6:30 p.m.: Northern Pinal County Democrats meeting, at the Pizza Hut, 240 S. Phelps Drive, Apache Junction. Meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Kathy Guillen at (480) 620-7840 or gataguillen@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, August 28, 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 $15 for members and $17 for nonmembers. RSVP by email: DWPrescottArea@gmail.com or call (928) 848-2753. Contact us ASAP if you make reservations and are unable to attend. The public is welcome, but reservations are required. To join, email the form and pay at the luncheon, or mail with a check to Sandy Baggenstos, DWPA Treasurer, 530 N. Fitzmaurice Drive, Prescott, AZ 86303.

Wednesday, August 28, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Young Democrats meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson. Everyone interested in learning more about supporting democratic issues, candidates or our club is welcome. We generally meet the fourth Wednesday of every month. For more information please see our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pg/pimayoungdems.

Friday, August 30 – Monday, September 2: Coconino County Fair, at Fort Tuthill County Park, 2446 Fort Tuthill Loop, Flagstaff.

Saturday, August 31 – Monday, September 2: 104th Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo, at the Sonoita Fairgrounds, 3142 AZ-83, Sonoita.

Monday, September 2: Labor Day.

PALF Annual Labor Day Picnic

Monday, September 2, 10:00 a.m.: Pima Area Labor Federation’s 23rd Annual Labor Day Picnic at the Reid Park Bandshell. Join us for free food, drinks, games and our 9th annual union olympics. Details TBA.

Wednesday, September 4 – Saturday, September 7: Apache County Fair, at 825 W. 4th, North Saint Johns.

Thursday, September 5 – Sunday, September 8: Yavapai County Fair, at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds, 840 Rodeo Drive, Prescott.

Thursday, September 5 – Sunday, September 8: Northern Gila County Fair, at the Payson Event Center, 1400 Beeline Hwy., Payson.

Sunday, September 8: Week one of the 2019 NFL season.

Wednesday, September 11: Patriot Day.

Wednesday, September 11 – Sunday, September 15: Navajo County Fair & Rodeo, at the Navajo County Fair Grounds, 404 E. Hopi Drive, Holbrook.

Thursday, September 12 – Sunday, September 15: Mohave County Fair, at the Mohave County Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd., Kingman.

Third 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debates

Thursday, September 12 and Friday, September 13, (Time TBA): ABC News Democratic Primary Debate from (TBD). Aired On: ABC, Univision. Live Stream: ABC News Live.

Saturday, September 14, 11:00 a.m.: Sierra Vista Oktoberfest, at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Boulevard, Sierra Vista, AZ. Beer garden, german cuisine via food vendors, live entertainment from the Hamptons, kid’s carnival and arts & craft vendors.

Saturday, September 17: Constitution Day/Citizenship Day.

Thursday, September 19 – Sunday, September 22: Gila County Fair, at the Gila County Fairgrounds, located just north of Globe on US 60.

Thursday, September 19 – Sunday, September 22: Greenlle County Fair, at the Greenlle County Fair Grounds, 1248 Fairgrounds Road, Duncan.

Friday, September 20 – Sunday, September 22: Santa Cruz County Fair, at the Sonoita Fairgrounds, 3142 AZ-83, Sonoita.

Tuesday, September 24: National Voter Registration Day.

Thursday, September 26 – Sunday, September 29: Cochise County Fair, at the Cochise County Fair Grounds, 3677 N. Leslie Canyon Road, Douglas.

Saturday, September 28, 11:00 a.m.: Tucson Pride Parade 2019. Step off at 11:00 a.m. at Reid Park, 22nd Street (at Alvernon Way) in Tucson.

Saturday, September 28, Noon: 42nd Annual Pride in The Desert, at Reid Park, 22nd Street (at Alvernon Way) in Tucson. See Pride In The Desert 2019.

Friday, October 4 – Sunday, October 27: Arizona State Fair, at the Arizono State Fair Grounds, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix.

Thursday, October 10 – Sunday, October 13: Graham County Fair, at the Graham County Fairgrounds, 527 E. Armory Road, Safford.

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