Political Calendar: Week of November 17, 2013

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Political Calendar For The Week of November 17, 2013:

Monday, November 18, 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. Featured speakers are Melissa Wietters & Robert Ojeda from the Community Food Bank on “How the Community Food Bank builds food security” (collection taken for the Food Bank); Nominations taken for DGT Board of Directors (Election is December 9). Next Week: Congressman Raúl Grijalva for a Congressional Update.

Tuesday, November 19, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo Del Sol Country Club, 2770 E. St. Andrews Drive, (Sierra Vista). Tom Reardon from the Sierra Vista City Council will be our speaker. The lunch is $15.00. Please reserve your seat with Patricia Hickey at 520-459-1054 or 520-456-5596 or email jopath54@live.com.

Tuesday, November 19, 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.

Tuesday, November 19, 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, November 19, 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, November 20, 5:30 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party meeting, at Pinal County Democratic Party HQ, 350 N. Main Street (Florence). Pot Luck at 5:30 p.m. meeting at 7:00 p.m. For more information please contact pinaldemocrat@gmail.com or (520) 868-0072.

Wednesday, November 20, 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, November 21, 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, November 23, 10:00 a.m.: Northern Cochise County Democratic Club meeting, at Doc’s Restaurant, 1190 W. Rex Allen Drive (Willcox). Guest speaker is Candece Hardt, candidate for Cochise County Clerk of the Court. For more information please contact Kathleen Day Cain at kathleendaycain@powerc.net.

Saturday, November 23, 2:00 p.m.: (Special Event) Tanque Verde Valley Democrats Wine and Cheese fund raiser with Felicia Rotellini, candidate for Arizona Attorney General. Invitation only. Contact us at info@tanqueverdedems.org to receive information for directions. Check out our new web site at www.tanqueverdedems.org.

Sunday, November 24, 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 Jo Holt at jomholtaz@gmail.com. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.

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, November 25, 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.Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 27: Hannukak begins at sundown, lasts for eight nights.

Thursday, November 28: Thanksgiving Day.

Thursday, November 28: [No meeting – Thanksgiving] Sunflower Democrats meeting, at the Rock 'n' Java, 7555 W. Twin Peaks Road in Marana (corner of Twin Peaks and Coachline Road). For more information please contact Ralph Perillo at reperillo@hotmail.com.

Thursday, November 28: [No meeting – Thanksgiving] 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.

Moving Tucson Forward 2013 Inauguration Celebration Luncheon

Monday, December 2, 11:30 a.m.: Moving Tucson Forward 2013 Inauguration Celebration Luncheon, at the Tucson Convention Center Ballroom, 260 S. Church Avenue. Featuring Tucson Council Members karin Uhlich, Richard Fimbres and Steve Kozachik. Special Guests Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, and Council Members Regina Romero, Paul Cunningham and Shirley Scott. Individual tickets $100, tables $1,000, sponsorship packages available. Please RSVP to Emily@PimaDems.org or call (520) 326-3716. Businesses Call Shasta McManus at 520-822-7343 for Ticket Sales

Monday, December 2, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting — no regular meeting — holiday party, date and time TBA.

Saturday, December 7, 10:00 a.m.: Legislative District 2 meeting, at DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. Election of a treasurer and secretary in the business meeting. For more information please contact Marla Daugherty at at (520) 594-5265.

Saturday, December 7, 10:00 a.m.: Greater Huachuca Area Democrats Club meeting, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 798 State Highway 92, Sierra Vista. For more information please contact Joy Mims, bellajoyathome@msn.com.

Saturday, December 7, 5:00 p.m.:  Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area pot luck at CPAC, and annual executive board elections. For more information please contact dcsrapr@gmail.com or visit our website at Gvdemocrats.org.

Sunday, December 8, 1:30 p.m.: Greater Huachuca Area Democrats host Congressman Ron Barber, at the Garden Place Suites Hotel, 100 N Garden Avenue (Sierra Vista). For more information please contact Joy Mims, bellajoyathome@msn.com.

Monday, December 9, 6:00 p.m.: LD 18 Holiday Party, at the home of Joanne Markis, 112 E. Myrna Lane (Tempe). All are welcome. It is a potluck, so please bring your specialty, or if you are not one for cooking feel free to bring beverages or utensils. This year we will be having our first annual Volunteer of the Year Award. If you would like to nominate and LD18er for this award please email mariec9@q.com with the nominee's name and a short description of why they should win. We will also be having a Holiday Treat Bake-Off, all are welcome to enter. If you wish to participate email juliafleeman@cox.net with your name, the dish you will be making and an ingredients list. As per Citizens United, money is speech. So in both the Volunteer of the Year and the Holiday Bake-Off we will be voting with cash. So start saving those singles! As is tradition at our monthly meetings we will be having a Bada-Bing Raffle. We will also be selling fabulous LD18 merchandise!

Monday, December 9, 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/.

Tuesday, December 10, 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.

Wednesday, December 11, 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. Featured speaker is state Representative Victoria Steele (LD 9). For more information please contact (520) 297-0095 or visit our web site at www.northsidedems.org.

Saturday, December 14, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats "drop in" meeting, at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Featured speaker is former state Sen. Paula Aboud for Women Ignited Now (Win) to discuss the assault on women's rights. For more information please contact Luci Messing at lucibmessing@cox.net or (520) 591-7615.

Saturday, December 14, 1:00 p.m.: Sun City/Vistoso Democrats meeting, at the Social Hall Activity Center, 1563 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. (Oro Valley). For more information please contact Ben Love at (520) 825-8064.

Sunday, December 15, 3:30 p.m.: LD 10 Holiday Wine & Cheese fundraiser, at CataVinos Wine Shoppe & Tasting Room, 3063 N. Alvernon Way (Tucson). Wine-master Yvonne Foucher will present Benevolent wines, those that donate a portion of their proceeds to deserving organizations and causes. Tickets $25/person (include wine tasting, door prizes, holiday fun). Make checks payable to "LD10," or pay secure online at https://secure.actblue.com/page/decemberwine. For more information contact Steve Gall at (520) 777-3000.

Tuesday, December 17, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo Del Sol Country Club, 2770 E. St. Andrews Drive, (Sierra Vista).The lunch is $15.00. Please reserve your seat with Patricia Hickey at 520-459-1054 or 520-456-5596 or email jopath54@live.com.

Saturday, December 21, 11:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democratic Club meeting, at the home of Jesse and Sandy Hummingbird, 102 Silver Street in Bisbee.. This is a potluck with the Hummingbirds providing the meat and everyone is asked to bring salad, side, bread or dessert. For more information please contact Sandy Hummingbird at (520) 432-7305.

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