Political Calendar: Week of June 29, 2014

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Political Calendar for the Week of June 29, 2014:

Monday, June 30, 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. (New) Featured speakers are Rep. Andrea Dalessandro (LD 2) who will give an update on her tour of the Nogales Border Patrol facility that is housing migrant children, and Salomon Baldenegro, candidate for state senate in LD 3. Next Week: NO DGT.

Monday, June 30, 5:30 p.m.: Dr. Randall Friese “Talk With the Doc” forum, at the Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road. Come meet Dr. Randall Friese, candidate for Legislative District 9 House. RSVP or direct questions to Cheryl Cage by email or phone: (520)360-9016.

Tuesday, July 1, 4:00 p.m.: Citizens for a Better Arizona (on Facebook) Expel Huppenthal Action at the Department of Education, 1535 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix. Citizens for a Better Arizona calls on all those offended, outraged and shocked by the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s comments to join us for a special action at Huppenthal’s office. We can no longer allow someone so disrespectful, mean spirited and offensive to remain as a role model and advocate for students and public education.

Tuesday, July 1, 5:30 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Commission debate for Secretary of State, televised by KAET-TV Horizon Channel 8. Contact us at ccec@azcleaneelctions.gov or (602) 364-3477.

Wednesday, July 2: 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – The most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction, the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination of all kinds based on race, color, religion, or national origin. The law also provides the federal government with the powers to enforce desegregation. Earlier in 1964, the 24th Amendment abolishes the poll tax, originally instituted in 11 southern states to make it difficult for blacks to vote.

Via The Arizona Republic Phoenix to mark Civil Rights Act anniversary:

Arizona Commemorates the U.S. Civil Rights Act:

June 27- Unveiling the Civil Rights Act Commemorative Memorial
10-11 a.m.
Burton Barr Library
1221 N. Central Ave, Second Floor, Phoenix

June 28- Voter registration/ civic engagement kickoff
9 a.m.
Arizona State Capitol Lawn
1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix

June 29- Multi-faith worship service
3-4:30 p.m.
Tanner Chapel, AME Church
20 South 8th St., Phoenix

June 29- Civil Rights Act 50th Anniversary Dinner
5-7 p.m.
First Institutional Baptist Church
1141 E. Jefferson, Phoenix

July 2- Civil Rights Act Golden Anniversary Community Celebration
5:30-8 p.m.
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center
415 E. Grant St., Phoenix

Those who wish to purchase tickets for the Civil Rights Act 50th Anniversary dinner on June 29 at First Institutional Baptist Church should email event organizers at 1964to2014@gmail.com. More information regarding the commemorative events is available at the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Golden Anniversary Arizona Celebration Facebook page.

Wednesday, July 2, 5:30 p.m.: LD 9 Libations & Donations Party, at The Shanty, 401 E. 9th Street (at 4th Avenue). Join us for an LD 9 House fundraiser with Rep. Victoria Steele and Dr. Randall Friese. Please RSVP to Ed at ed.duninwasowicz@gmail.com or 520-403-0414.

Thursday, July 3: Last day to file citizens initiatives for the ballot.

4th ofJulyFriday, July 4: Independence Day.

Friday, July 4, 8:00 am-5:00 pm: Cochise County Democratic Party celebrates Independence Day at Sierra Vista Veterans Memorial Park. Please contact Tom Wisniewski at atw47@aol.com or (520) 458-1632 or (520) 508-2098.

Friday, July 4, 9:00 a.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party celebrates Independence Day with an entry in “A Salute to Freedom, Country Style” Parade, at G Avenue, Douglas. CCDC will have an entry in the Douglas Parade, featuring candidates Candece Hardt and Jim Burton.Contact Candece Hardt at candecehardt@yahoo.com about how you can participate in this parade entry.

Friday, July 4, 8:00am-Noon: Flagstaff Annual 4th of July Parade in Downtown Flagstaff. Coconino County Democratic Party is working the event. Candidates welcome! Please contact Chelsea at (928) 214-0393.

Saturday, July 5, 10:00 a.m.: [Note: no meeting, attend the DCSRA event] Legislative District 2 meeting, at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. for more information please contact Marla Daugherty at mardenaz@cox.net or (520) 648-0890.

DCSRA Independence Day Celebration continues on July 5

Saturday, July 5, Noon: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area hosts a Independence Day Celebration Party at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley.Choice of grilled hamburger or chicken breast, sides of coleslaw and potato salad, holiday cake and beverages (cash bar). 50-50 raffle, Cost is $16.00. Reserve your lunch selection secure online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/dcsrajuly5. Please make your reservation by June 25. For more information please contact DCSRA at (520) 838-0590.

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.

Monday, July 7: Last day to file as Write-in Candidate for the Primary.

Monday, July 7, 4:00 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Commission debate for LD 11, at Pima Community College Northwest Campus, 7600 N. Shannon Road, Tucson AZ 85709.

Monday, July 7, 5:30 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Commission debate for Attorney General, televised by KAET-TV Horizon Channel 8. Contact us at ccec@azcleaneelctions.gov or (602) 364-3477.

Monday, July 7, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party executive committee meeting.

“Not One More” Community Forum on Mental Health Issues

Monday, July 7, 6:30 p.m.: “Not One More” Community Forum on Mental Health Issues, sponsored by Ward Six Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik, at Temple Emanu-El, 225 N. Country Club Rd. (north of Broadway Blvd.) Host: Rabbi Sam Cohon. Panelists: Congressman Ron Barber, Second District of Arizona; Rep. Victoria Steele, Legislative District 9; Sen. Dave Bradley, Legislative District 10; Chuck Burbank, Pasadera Network; Clarke Romans, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Opening presentation: Jennie Grabel, Executive Director of the Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding. Please RSVP by email or phone: (520) 791-4601.

Tuesday, July 8, 3:30 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.

Tuesday, July 8, 5:30 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Commission debate for State Treasurer, televised by KAET-TV Horizon Channel 8. Contact us at ccec@azcleaneelctions.gov or (602) 364-3477.

Tuesday, July 8, 6:00 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Commission debate for LD 15, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1940 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, Phoenix AZ 85027.

Wednesday, July 9: Last day to file Arguments For/Against Ballot Measures.

Wednesday, July 9, 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.

Thursday, July 10, 5:30 p.m.: Dr. Randall Friese “Talk With the Doc” forum, at the Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. First Avenue. Come meet Dr. Randall Friese, candidate for Legislative District 9 House. RSVP or direct questions to Cheryl Cage by email or phone: (520)360-9016.

Thursday, July 10, 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) 326-3716.

Friday, July 11, 5:00 p.m.: Tucson Talks Transit with Jarrett Walker, at Tucson Electric Power Company, 88 E. Broadway (Downtown Tucson). Registration and Reception at 5:00 p.m., Free Public Presentation at 6:00 p.m. Jarrett Walker is an international consultant in public transit planning and policy, including the links between transit and all aspects of community planning and urban structure.

Saturday, July 12, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democratic Club meeting, at the Community Y, 26 Howell Avenue (Bisbee). For more information please contact Sandy Hummingbird at (520) 432-7305.

Arizona Democratic Party Summer State Committee Meeting – Tentative Date

Saturday, July 12: Arizona Democratic Party Summer State Committee meeting – details TBA. [Reportedly has been moved to September.]

Saturday, July 12, 6:00 a.m.: The Navajo County Democrats Annual Picnic, at the big ramada in Woodland Lake Park, in the heart of the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ. For more information please contact Eric Kramer at erickramer@cableone.net or (928) 367-1079.

Monday, July 14, 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/.

Monday, July 14, 5:30 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Commission debate for Supt. of Public Instruction (Democrats), televised by KAET-TV Horizon Channel 8. Contact us at ccec@azcleaneelctions.gov or (602) 364-3477.

Tuesday, July 15, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting and Mule Mountain Democrats Club Candidate Forum, at Turquoise Valley Golf, West Newell Street,  in Naco, AZ.  Please reserve your seat with Patricia Hickey at 520-459-1054 or 520-456-5596 or email jopath54@live.com.

Tuesday, July 15, 5:30 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Commission debate for Supt. of Public Instruction (Republicans), televised by KAET-TV Horizon Channel 8. Contact us at ccec@azcleaneelctions.gov or (602) 364-3477.

Tuesday, July 15, 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, July 15, 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, July 16, 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. For more information please contact (520) 297-0095 or visit our web site at www.northsidedems.org.

Wednesday, July 16, 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, July 16, 6:00 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Commission debate for LD 25, at the Country Inn and Suites by Carlson, 6650 E. Superstition Springs Blvd., Mesa AZ 85206.

Wednesday, July 16, 6:30 p.m.: 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, July 17, 8:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks Monthly Breakfast, at the Olde Sedona Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1405 W. Highway 89A (Sedona), Breakfast is $12, includes buffet and gratuity. Breakfast at 8:00 program at 8;30 a.m. For more information please contact info@democratsoftheredrocks.org or (928) 203-5858.

Thursday, July 17, 6:00 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Commission debate for LD 19, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 11460 W. Hilton Way, Avondale AZ 85323.

Thursday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Commission debate for LD 27, at ASU – Mercado Room C145, 502 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix AZ 85004.

Thursday, July 17, 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, July 19, 9:00 a.m.: DFA hosts “Camp Climate in Sierra Vista, at the Sierra Vista Police Department Training Room, 911 N Coronado Drive Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635. For more inormation please contact Mary Darling at distantharbor@yahoo.com or call (520) 223-7140. Details to follow.

Arizona Democratic Party Heritage Dinner

Saturday, July 19, 5:30 p.m.: Arizona Democratic Party Heritage Dinner, at the Phoenix Convention Center West Ballroom, 3rd Floor. Keynote speaker is former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm. 5:30 p.m. VIP and general receptions, registration. 6:30 p.m. Dinner and Keynote Speaker. For table and dinner sponsorships please contact Herschel Fink, Finance Director, at hfink@azdem.org or (602) 234-6808. Dem-AZ, CSLC and PC dinner ticket $125, individual dinner ticket $250, individual sponsor (VIP ticket, listing in the program) $1,000. To purchase tickets secure online go to https://azdem.org/heritage2014/.

Monday, July 21, 5:00 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Commission debate for Governor, televised by KAET-TV Horizon Channel 8. Contact us at ccec@azcleaneelctions.gov or (602) 364-3477.

Monday, July 21, 6:o0 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Commission debate for LD 7, at the Holiday inn Express Show Low, 151 Deuce of Clubs Avenue, Show Low AZ.

Tuesday, July 22, 6:o0 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Commission debate for LD 5, at Mohave Community College, Bullhead City Campus, 3400 Hwy. 95, Bullhead City AZ 86442.

Wednesday, July 23, 1:00 p.m.: AARP Local Chapter 3123 hosts Sierra Vista City Election Candidates Forum, at Ethel Berger Community Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St. Sierra Vista, AZ 85635. 2014 candidates for Sierra Vista mayor and city council have been invited to participate. The public is welcome. Please contact AARP President Bob Fleming at pouncefleming@gmail.com or (520) 249-0529 for more information.

Thursday, July 23, 5:30 p.m.: Dr. Randall Friese “Talk With the Doc” forum, at the Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Rd. #105. Come meet Dr. Randall Friese, candidate for Legislative District 9 House. RSVP or direct questions to Cheryl Cage by email or phone: (520)360-9016.

Thursday, July 24, 3:00 p.m.: Sunflower Democrats meeting, at (New Location) the Continental Reserve Urgent Care meeting room, 8333 N. Silverbell Road (on the southwest corner of Silverbell Road and Continental Reserve Loop). For more information please contact Buddy Gill at buddygill@comcast.net.

Thursday, July 24, 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.

Friday, July 25, 9:00 a.m.: Grand Opening Event for Tucson’s Sun Link Street Car, at 5th Avenue and Congress Street. Free rides July 25-27! Please RSVP at www.sunlinkstreetcar.com/rsvp.

Sunday, July 27, 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 Tom Cuevas at (520) 440-5458. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.

Yavapai County Democratic Party Annual Picnic

Sunday, July 27, 3:00 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party Annual Picnic, at Watson lake Big Ramada, Hwy. 89 and Willow lake Road, Prescott. Food, fun, pie auction, raffles and candidates! $12 per person or $22 per family (includes parking). Mail your check payable to “YCDP” to: P.O. Box 1644, Prescott, AZ 1644, or drop it off at our HQ at 1555 Iron Springs Road, Ste. #1, Prescott. RSVP to (928) 541-0413. For more information, visit our Website.

Monday, July 28: Voter Registration cut-off date for the Primary Election.

Monday, July 28, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 3 meeting, at the Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue (parking under the library). For more information please contact Luis Gonzales at (520) 594-5500.

Tuesday, July 29, 11:30 a.m.: Blue Tuesday Luncheon Forum, at the Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden (Scottsdale). If you want lunch, you must RSVP so we can order for you! Email jctillotson@msn.com. $20 – cash only – at the door! (If you RSVP, and then find you can’t make it, PLEASE LET US KNOW, or we’ll have to pay for your uneaten lunch!)

Tuesday, July 29, 6:o0 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Commission debate for LD 8, at the Florence Town Hall, Council Chambers, 775 N. Main Street, Florence AZ 85132.

Wednesday, July 30,  6:30 p.m.: League of Women Voters and Arizona Public Media host a Republican Primary Gubernatorial Forum, at the Proscenium Theater at the Center for The Arts, Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson. The Forum will be moderated by Lorraine Rivera, host of AZPM’s Arizona Week. Tickets will be required — available from the campaigns, or on the web site of Arizona Public Media azpm.org, or League of Women Voters of Grater Tucson  lwvgt.org (available June 30). Up to four 940 tickets per registrant.

Thursday, July 31: Early Voting begins/ballots mailed for Primary Election.

poppy-poster[3]Centennial of World War I: The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Serbia on June 28, 1914, set in motion political alliances that led to the Great War. Timeline of World War I. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia on July 28, 1014. Germany declared war on Russia on August 1, 1914. Germany invaded Luxembourg on August 2, and declared war on France and Belgium on August 3, 1914. Britain declared war on Germany in response to its invasion of Belgium on August 4, 1914. Serbia’s ally Montenegro declared war on Austria-Hungary on August 5, 1914, and the following day Austria-Hungary declared war on Russia, and Serbia declared war on Germany. France declared war on Austria-Hungary on August 11, and the next day Britain declared war on Austria-Hungary. Before long, the world was at war. The United States did not enter the Great War until April 6, 1917. For information about events commemorating the Centennial of World War 1, see International Government Commemoration Organizations.

Monday, August 4: President Barack Obama’s birthday (53).

Saturday, August 9: 40th Anniversary of Richard M. Nixon’s resignation from office (resignation address to the nation the previous evening on August 8).

Union Appreciation Day at the Arizona Diamondbacks

Sunday, August 10, 1:10 p.m.: Union Appreciation Day at the Colorado Rockies v. Arizona Diamondbacks game at Chase Field. Ticket packages range from $12 per ticket for upper level, to $50 per ticket for lower level/infield seats. To purchase seating for your group, please contact either Garrett King at gking@dbacks.com or (602) 462-4238, or Daren Heaton at dheaton@dbacks.com or (602) 462-4233. View the flier at the calendar button above.

Tuesday, August 12, 5:30 p.m.: Dr. Randall Friese “Talk With the Doc” forum, at the Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Rd. #105. Come meet Dr. Randall Friese, candidate for Legislative District 9 House. RSVP or direct questions to Cheryl Cage by email or phone: (520)360-9016.

Wednesday, August 13, 5:30 p.m.: Dr. Randall Friese “Talk With the Doc” forum, at the Martha Cooper Library, 1377 N. Catalina Avenue. Come meet Dr. Randall Friese, candidate for Legislative District 9 House. RSVP or direct questions to Cheryl Cage by email or phone: (520)360-9016.

Saturday, August 23: Tucson celebrates its founding on August 23, 1775. La Fiesta de San Agustin details TBA.

Tuesday, August 26: Primary Election Day.

wedTuesday, August 26: Women’s Equality Day commemorates August 26, 1920 when votes to women officially became part of the U.S. Constitution. This day marks a turning point in the history of the struggle for equal treatment of women and women’s rights.

Friday, August 29 – Monday, September 1: Coconino County Fair, at Fort Tuthill County Park, Take Exit 337 from I-17 and follow the signs.

Monday, September 1: Labor Day.

PALF 18th Annual Labor Day Picnic

Monday, September 1, 10:00 am-2:00 pm.: Pima Area Labor Federation hosts the 18th Annual Labor Day Picnic at the Reid Park bandshell, 22nd Street (at Alvernon Way) in Tucson. PALF Olympics, entertainment, speakers, free soft drinks & hot dogs. Groups interested in tabling the event should contact PALF headquarters at (520) 388-4139.

68th Annual Navajo Nation Fair & Indian Rodeo

Monday, September 1 – Sunday September, 7: The World’s Largest American Indian Fair, in Window Rock, Arizona. Multi-Sanctioned Indian Rodeo, carnival, traditional Navajo song & dance, inter-tribal pow-wow, traditional Navajo food, concerts, parade, children’s day, Miss Navajo Nation Pageant, agricultural & commercial exhibits, and a free barbecue. Contact: Navajo Nation Fair Office (928) 871-7941 or see www.navajonationfair.org.

Wednesday, September 3 – Saturday, September 6: Apache County Fair, at 825 West 4th North Saint Johns, Arizona.

Friday, September 5 – Sunday, September 7: Northern Gila County Fair, at the Payson Event Center, 1400 S. Beeline Highway, directly across from the Mazatzal Casino in Payson, AZ.

Sunday, September 7: Foothills Forum hosts a brunch for the Democratic candidates running in the November election. Meet the Candidates – September 7, 2014. Details TBA.

Democrats of Greater Tucson Awards Luncheon

Sunday, September 7, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson Awards Luncheon, at the University Marriot Hotel, 880 E. 2nd Street (Tucson). Tickets are priced at $65. for individuals and are still the best value of any similar function in the state. Groups may sponsor a table 0f 10 for $700, $800 and $950. At the $700 Contributors’ Level in addition to the 10 seats the contributor is in-titled to a quarter-page advertisement. At the $800 Friends’ Level a half-page ad accompanies the table of 10. Finally at the Sponsors’ Level for $950 the donation includes the table of 10, a full page ad, a banquet banner and recognition from Master of Ceremonies, Mayor Jonathon Rothschild. More details TBA.

Wednesday, September 10 – Sunday, September 14: Navajo County Fair, at 404 E. Hopi Drive, Holbrook, Arizona.

Thursday, September 11: Patriot Day.

Thursday, September 11 – Sunday, September 14: Mohave County Fair, 2600 N. Fairgrounds Blvd., Kingman, AZ.

Friday, September 12 – Saturday, September 13:  Sierra Vista Oktoberfest 2014, at Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd. Sierra Vista.

Friday, September 12 – Sunday, Sunday 14: Bisbee Blues Festival 2014.

Tuesday, September 16: Mexico Independence Day.

Wednesday, September 17: Constitution Day. Constitution Day and Citizenship Day commemorates the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.

Thursday, September 18 – Sunday, September 21: Greenlee County Fair, 1248 Fairgrounds Road, Duncan, AZ.

Thursday, September 18 – Sunday, September 21: Gila County Fair, at the Gila County Fairgrounds, 3 miles North of Globe, AZ on Hwy. 60.

Friday, September 19: International Talk Like A Pirate Day – just for fun.

Friday, September 19 – Sunday, September 21: Santa Cruz County Fair, at Sonoita Fairgrounds at the crossroads of US Highways 82 and 83 in Sonoita, AZ.

Thursday, September 25 – Sunday September 28: Cochise County Fair, at 3677 N. Leslie Canyon Road, Douglas. AZ.

Thursday, September 25 – Sunday September 28: Yavapai County Fair. Details TBA.

Friday, September 26 – Sunday, September 28:  Tucson Oktoberfest, at Breakers Water Park, 8555 E. Tangerine Road, Marana. (The 2013 Oktoberfest was cancelled due to lack of donors).

Saturday, September 27, 5:30 p.m.: 28th Annual Great Tucson Beer Festival at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way (Tucson). Tickets on sale now.

Thursday, October 2 – Sunday, October 5:  Rex Allen Days, at 1500 N. Circle I Road (Willcox). The Town of Willcox celebrates the music and life of hometown hero, the actor/singing cowboy Rex Allen, with a rodeo, parade, dances, and cowboy poetry readings.

Thursday, October 9 – Sunday, October 12: Graham County Fair. Details TBA.

Saturday, October 11 – Sunday, October 12: Butterfield Overland Stage Days in Benson. The two day Butterfield Rodeo will be held at the Arena Bar on Prickly Pear Avenue (across from WAL MART).

Saturday, October 11, 6:00 p.m.: 37th Annual Pride in the Desert, in Tucson. TLGA/Tucson Pride, with it’s partners the North 4th Avenue Merchants Association and Sky Bar, in conjunction with the City of Tucson, proudly returns “Pride on Parade” to it’s traditional home. On Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 6 pm we march on 4th again! The parade will stage at Catalina Park on 2d Street just West of 4th Avenue. The parade will travel South on 4th Avenue, ending at 8th Street. After the parade meet at 4th Avenue and 5th Street for the free Block Party which will feature local entertainers.  Sky Bar will have its parking area available for outside beer and cocktail sales from 7-9 pm (ID required). See Tucson Pride – Home.

Friday, October 17 – Sunday, October 19: Helldorado Days in Tombstone, AZ.

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