Political Calendar: Week of March 24, 2019

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Political Calendar for the Week of March 24, 2019:

Dolores Huerta: Celebración de la Mujer

Sunday, March 24, 3:00 p.m.: Dolores Huerta: Celebración de la Mujer, at Mission Garden, 946 W. Mission Lane, Tucson. The Arizona César E. Chávez Holiday Coalition and the Dolores Huerta Committee is proud to host the annual Dolores Huerta Awards event to honor Dolores Huerta and her lifelong work and commitment to social justice, and who coined our rallying cry, “¡Sí, Se Puede!” Tickets are $10 to $25 at EventBrite.

Sunday, March 24, 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.

Sunday, March 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, March 25, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon, Dragon’s View Restaurant (400 N. Bonita, South of St. Mary’s Road between the Freeway and Grande Avenue, turn South at Furr’s Cafeteria). New price: buffet lunch is $10.00 cash, $12 credit; just a drink is $3.50. Featured speaker is Abby Louise Jensen, Southern Arizona Gender Alliance. Next Week: Haley Smith from Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation.

Monday, March 25, 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 26, 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.

2nd Annual Cesar E. Chavez fundraiser breakfast

Wednesday, March 27, 8:00 a.m.: 2nd Annual Cesar E. Chavez fundraiser breakfast, at the Desert Diamond Casino, Monsoon Nightclub, 7350 S. Nogales Hwy., Tucson. Honorees are Congressman Raul Grijalva, and former Pima County Supervisors Dan Eckstrom and Sharon Bronson. Individual tickets are $50. For sponsorships or to reserve tickets, please contact Tillie Arvizu at tilliearvizu@cplc.org or (520) 918-6774.

Wednesday, March 27, 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, March 27, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Young Democrats meeting, at the MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento, Tucson. Tucson Families Free and Together will discuss how Young Dems can help the initiative succeed. City Council Ward 1 candidates Lane Santa Cruz and Miguel Ortega will also speak.

Thursday, March 28: Opening Day of 2018 Major League Baseball season. The 2019 MLB season will open on earliest day ever. All 30 teams will take to the field.

Thursday, March 28, 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.

Thursday, March 28, 6:00 p.m.: LUCHA Tucson Grand Opening, at LUCHA, 2424 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson.Meet the organizers and LUCHA leaders of Tucson to see how you can get involved and become a LUCHA member. Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) is a membership-led, grassroots organization that builds power with Arizona’s working families to advance social, racial and economic justice for all.

Friday, March 29: AZ Legislature: Last day for House consideration of Senate bills and Senate consideration of House bills.

30th Annual LULAC Youth Leadership Conference

Friday, March 29, 8:00 a.m.: 30th 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.

The Arizona César E. Chávez Holiday Coalition Presents the 19th Annual March and Rally

Saturday, March 30, 9:00 a.m.: The Arizona César E. Chávez Holiday Coalition Presents the 17th Annual March and Rally. This year, the event will feature a new compnent: a bike ride in addition to the march and rally. Bikers will meet at 8:30am at Cesar Chavez Park (750 S Stone Ave) and bike down 6th avenue to meet marchers at Hollinger K-8 School. TuGo bikes will be provided for folks that want to participate but do not have their own bike. Marchers will meet at Hollinger K-8 School (150 W Ajo Way) at 9:00AM. The two groups will kick off together before continuing down to the destination of the rally at Rudy Garcia Park (5001 S. Nogales Hwy) where the event will begin at 10 a.m.. The community is invited to join at all of the 3 points: bike ride at Cesar Chavez Park, march at Hollinger and/or rally at Rudy Garcia Park. The rally will feature community vendors, music and a traditional Native America blessing. For more information please contact Ward I Council Office at 520-791-4040 on ADA accommodations and accessibility, call 791-4040.

Saturday, March 30, 10:00 a.m.: LD 10 Town Hall, at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road, Tucson. Sen. David Bradley and Reps. Kirsten Engel and Domingo DeGrazia give a legislative update and answer your questions in a Q&A.

Marana Founders Day Festival

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

19th Annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner

Saturday, March 30, 5:30 p.m.: Coconino County Democratic Party’s 19th 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 7:00 pm. Featured speakers are Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman.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 f0r table of eight. Buy your tickets here. For more information, please email info@ccdem.org or call (928) 214-0393.

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, April 1, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party executive committee meeting.

Tuesday, April 2: Equal Pay Day.

Tuesday, April 2 – Sunday, April 7: Yuma County Fair, 2520 E. 32nd Street, Yuma.

Wednesday, April 3, 5:30 p.m.: Graham County Democratic Party meeting, at Graham County Chamber of Commerce, 820 W. Main Street, Safford. Meet the first Wednesday of each month. For more information please contact Becky Fox at beckyfox@cableone.net.

Thursday, April 4, 4:00 p.m.: Greenlee County Democratic Party meeting, at the Clifton Railroad Station, 100 N. Coronado Blvd., Clifton. Meet the first Thursday of each month. For more information see our Facebook Page.

Saturday, April 6, 9:30 a.m.: Legislative District 2 meeting, at the Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Road, Tucson. For more information please contact Gerald Stoops at gfstoops@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 6, 9:30 a.m.: Arizona National Organization of Women (NOW) State Conference, at UFCW Main Hall, 2401 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. Register HERE.

Saturday, April 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.

Saturday, April 6, 1:30 p.m.: LD 9 Town Hall with LD 9 Senator Victoria Steele and Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley, at the Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. 1st Avenue, Tucson. Legislative update followed by Q & A from the audience.

Sunday, April 7, 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 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, April 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, April 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, April 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, April 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, April 10 – Sunday, April 14: Maricopa County Fair, AZ Exposition & State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix.

Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 p.m.: Graham County Democratic Party meeting, at La Paloma Restaurant,  5183 Clifton Street, Solomon. For more information please contact us at grahamcountydemocraticparty@gmail.com or visit our Facebook Page.

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

Thursday, April 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, April 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.

I Stand With Planned Parenthood luncheon – Flagstaff

Thursday, April 11, 6:00 p.m.: I Stand With Planned Parenthood dinner, at the High Country Conference Center, 201 W. Butler Avenue, Flagstaff. To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, please click here. For additional information please contact Desiree Garcia at degarcia@ppaz.org or 602-263-4222.

Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14: 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.

Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14: Tombstone Rose Tree Parade and Festival, in Tombstone, AZ. For more information see the Rose Festival Facebook Page.

Arizona Democratic Party Spring State Committee Meeting (Tucson)

Saturday, April 13, 9:00 a.m.: Arizona Democratic Party Spring State Committee Meeting, at Rincon High School, 421 N. Arcadia Avenue, Tucson. Registration will be from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Caucus meetings are from 9 a.m. to noon. Lunch available at meeting location. Plenary session and elections begin at 1 p.m. For more information see State Committee Meeting.

Saturday, April 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, April 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.

Rally for Science 2019

Saturday, April 13, 10:00 a.m.: Rally for Science 2019, at the Reid Park Bandshell, 900 S. Randolph Way, Tucson. The Rally for Science 2019 is a day of science and activism, where Southern Arizona can raise a unified voice in support of science. It is also a great way to network with the Southern Arizona Science Community, learn about how you can help expand the role of science in your community, and also see some great talks and demonstrations about science! Parking Available Near DeMeester Stadium. Water will be available for free. Food/Beverages available for purchase.

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

8th Annual Udall Dinner & Spirit of Arizona Awards

Saturday, April 13, 5:00 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party 8th Annual Udall Dinner & Spirit of Arizona Awards, at the Desert Diamond Casino, 7350 S. Nogales Highway, Tucson. Keynote Speaker is Nancy MacLean, author of “Democracy in Chains,” and the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University. 5:00 p.m. VIP Reception, 5:30 p.m. Registration and No Host Cocktail Reception, 6:30 p.m. Event Begins. Individual Tickets – $125 General Admission, $100 for PCs. For Sponsorships, ticket Information & reservations please call (520) 326-3716 or purchase secure online at ActBlue.

Monday, April 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, April 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, April 17, 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, April 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, April 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, April 17, 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, April 17, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

Thursday, April 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.

I Stand With Planned Parenthood luncheon – Phoenix

Thursday, April 18, Noon: I Stand With Planned Parenthood luncheon, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom, 2400 E. Missouri Avenue, Phoenix. To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, please click here. For additional information please contact Desiree Garcia at degarcia@ppaz.org or 602-263-4222.

30th Annual LULAC Educator’s Awards & Scholarship Banquet

Thursday, April 18, 5:30 p.m.: 30th Annual LULAC Educator’s Awards & Scholarship Banquet, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Tucson – Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson. For the past 29 years, the League of United Latin American Citizens has been actively involved in with the community in providing educational assistance to youth. Tickets for the banquet are $75 (dinner donations are tax deductible for the amount exceeding $2). Proceeds will go to LULAC’s effort to send students to attend the LULAC Washington National Youth Leadership Seminar and to provide scholarships with LULAC’s National Scholarship Foundation. Please make checks payable to the Southern Arizona Institute of Leadership (SAIL – a nonprofit corporation under section 501c3 of the IRS code) and mail them to SAIL, c/o LULAC, P.O. Box 2443, Tucson, AZ 85702. Visit www.lulacylc.org to register or call (520) 903-2838.

Thursday, April 18 – Sunday, April 28: Pima County Fair, 11300 S. Houghton Road.

Friday, April 19: AZ Legislature: Last day for conference committees.

Saturday, April 20: Passover begins.

Saturday, April 20, 9:30 a.m.: (Special Date) 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, April 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.

Tucson Earth Day Festival

Saturday, April 20, 10:00 a.m.: Tucson Earth Day Festival, hosted by Children’s Museum of Tucson, 200 S. 6th Avenue, Tucson. Learn about recycling and composting, the joy of gardening and the fun of getting out and enjoying nature. Or learn how to bring nature to your backyard with exhibits from local wildlife groups. There will be exhibitors and activities outside the Museum for all ages. Adults with children are welcome inside the courtyard and the Museum for more kid-centric activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., but admission to the Museum is free all day!

Sunday, April 21: Easter Sunday.

Monday, April 22: Earth Day.

Monday, April 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, April 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, April 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, April 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.

Thursday, April 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, April 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, April 23, 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, April 28: Workers Memorial Day.

Planned Parenthood Annual Tucson Tea

Sunday, April 28, 2:00 p.m.: Planned Parenthood annual Tucson Tea, at Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, 5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Road, Tucson. Each ticket purchase includes membership in PPAA, the public policy arm of Planned Parenthood. For information about this event, please contact Desiree at (602) 263-4222. Student/young professional ticket $45; Individual tickets $95. Sponsorships available. Purchase tickets secure online HERE. If you prefer to pay by check, please mail it to: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona, 4751 N. 15th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Donations to Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona are NOT tax-deductible and may be used for political purposes, including supporting or opposing candidates.

Sunday, April 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.

Wednesday, May 1: International Workers Day.

Wednesday, May 1 – Sunday, May 5: Verde Valley Fair, 800 E. Cherry Street, Cottonwood.

Saturday, May 5, 10:00 a.m.: West End Fair in Sierra Vista. Vendors line Fry Blvd. from N. Garden Avenue to North Avenue. Car show, food and entertainment. For more information, email SVWestEndFairs@gmail.com.

Sunday, May 5: Cinco de Mayo.

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