Political Calendar: Week of November 5, 2017


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Political Calendar for the Week of November 5, 2017:

Monday, November 6, 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 Jim Love, candidate for LD 9 state senate. Next Week: Gubernatorial candidate Dr. David Garcia.

Monday, November 6, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee Meeting.

Tuesday, November 7: Election Day – Tucson City Council Election.

PCDP Election Night Party – Tucson City Council

Tuesday, November 7, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Election Night Party, at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson. The Pima County Democratic Party invites you to celebrate Election Night with our Tucson City Council candidates, Councilman Richard Fimbres, Councilman Steve Kozachik, and Paul Durham. Other notable attendees currently confirmed include Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Council Member Karin Uhlich, and representatives from Yes on Prop. 458.

Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area’s “Blue Horizons” Dinner & Auction

Thursday, November 9, 5:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area’s annual dinner and auction – “Blue Horizons,” in the Ballroom of the Madera Clubhouse at Quail Creek, 2055 E. Quail Crossing Blvd., Green Valley. Celberity auctioneer is David Fitzsimmons from the Arizona Daily Star. A cash bar and hors d’oeuvres will be available. Our Dinner Menu offers a choice between Salmon with Beurre Blanc Sauce or Chicken Piccata with Lemon Caper Beurre Blanc Sauce. If you have special dietary needs or have questions, please call Kathy Davisson at 248-762-1216. Individual tickets are $75.00. You may also choose to become a Sponsor of this event at $100.00 per ticket or a Patron at $200.00 per ticket. Reservations must be made by Monday, November 6, 2017. Make your reservations in person at the DCSRA headquarters, or by mail to: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area, PO Box 131, Green Valley, AZ 85622, or register secure online at Act Blue.

Thursday, November 9, 5:30 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party meeting, at the Prescott Adult Center (Meals on Wheels Room), 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, November 9, 5:30 p.m.: [No meeting in November] 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, November 9, 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, November 11: Veterans Day.

Saturday, November 11, 9:30 a.m.: [Note: No November meeting. Club will be marching in the Veteran’s Day Parade.] 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, November 11, 10:00 a.m.: Coconino County Democratic Party Quarterly Business Meeting for all PCs (in lieu of monthly meeting), and a chili tasting contest, at the Murdoch Center, 203 E. Brannen Avenue,
Flagstaff. Chili cooks will bring chili to compete by receiving small donations for the party in support of their chili being chosen as The Best! Meet the second Saturday of each month. For more information please call (928) 214-0393 or email Kevin Ordean at Kordean@ccdem.org.

Saturday, November 11, 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.

98th Annual Tucson Veterans Day Parade

Saturday, November 11, 11:00 a.m.: 98th Annual Tucson Veterans Day Parade. Parade participants will start assembling at 8 a.m. The parade begins downtown at West Alameda Street and Granada Avenue and heads east on West Alameda Street and turns onto North Stone Avenue, then onto West Franklin Street. From West Franklin Street, participants will continue on North Church Avenue and then to West Sixth Street. From Sixth Street, parade participants will head south on North Granada Avenue and return to the staging point on West Alameda Street. This year’s Grand Marshal is Adolfo “Harpo” Celaya, one of the survivors of the USS Indianapolis. Harpo survived for five days holding onto a raft after the USS Indianapolis was sunk by a Japanese submarine just after midnight on July 30, 1945. More Information Here.

Saturday, November 11, 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.

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 (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 Tucson, at Ermanos Back Room, 220 N. 4th Avenue, 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, good wine and beer, and good food. 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). There’s some street parking, a parking lot across the street, and the streetcar stops outside their door.

Monday, November 13, 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/.

Tuesday, November 14, Noon: Democratic Women 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, November 14, 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, November 14, 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.

Tuesday, November 14, 6:00 p.m.: Public Education Town Hall, at the YWCA, 525 N. Bonita Avenue, Tucson. Jitu Brown, National Director of Journey for Justice and #WeChoose Alliance will address the draining of public education funds for private school vouchers, Betsy DeVos’ attack on protections for students with special needs and poor teacher pay. Learn how we can unite to protect and strengthen public education.

Wednesday, November 15, 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, November 15, 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, November 15, 6:30 p.m.: Democracy for America – Maricopa County (DFA-MC) monthly meeting is the 3rd 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, November 15, 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). 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 Cecilia Aros Hunter at hunter.cecilia@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, November 15, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

Thursday, November 16, 2:00 p.m.: Alliance4Action, the Quail Creek Democratic Club, and the Democratoc Club of the Santa Rita Area host a Democratic Candidates for Governor Forum, at the Quail Creek Ballroom, Madera Clubhouse, Quail Creek Country Club, 2055 E. Quail Crossing Blvd., Green Valley. Moderated by Jim Nintzel of the Tucson Weekly.

Thursday, November 16, 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 $12, includes buffet breakfast and gratuity. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to (928) 274-6541.

Saturday, November 18: 35th El Tour de Tucson peremiter bicycle race. America’s Largest Perimeter Bicycling event is for cyclists of all ages and abilities who ride 106, 76, 54, 37 or 28 miles or Fun Ride of 10, 4, 1 or 1/4 miles or for minutes not miles in Indoor El Tour. Have fun, ride your bike, stay safe and join us!

Saturday, November 18, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: The Pima County Democratic Party African American Caucus, at Grace Temple Baptist Church, 1020 E. 31st Street, Tucson. Meet the third Saturday of each month. The caucus is not exclusively for African-Americans, all are welcome to join. For more information please contact Connie DeLarge at cdelarge@dmyl.com or (520) 241-8408.

Saturday, November 18, 1:00 p.m.: Join Billy Kovacs for Congress and Kiana Sears for Arizona Corporation Commission for a special Water and Solar Edition of Conversations with the Candidates, at Connect Coworking, 33 S. 5th Avenue, Tucson. This is an informal candidate meet-and-greet where you can learn more about Billy Kovacs and Kiana Sears and hear how they will fight to protect and strengthen our state’s precious water resources and work together to make Arizona the Solar Capital of the World.

Arizona Democratic Party Hall of Fame Dinner

Saturday, November 18, 5:30 p.m.: Arizona Democratic Party Hall of Fame Dinner, at the Renaissance Hotel, 100 N. 1st Street, Phoenix. Keynote speaker is Montana Gov. Steven Bullock. DEM-AZ and PC members can get tickets for $125 — and members of Copper State Leadership Council get tickets for free! Individual dinner tickets are $250, Individual sponsors are $1,000. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. as does the reception. The dinner itself will be from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Please RSVP today.

Sunday, November 19, 8:00 p.m.: (Special date) Laughing Liberally Tucson returns to lampoon the national, state and local political scene. Come out and enjoy Tucson’s best and brightest comics as we try our best to save democracy…one laugh at a time. it’s FUN… it’s FREE… The Flycatcher, 340 E 6th Street (at 4th Avenue), Tucson. Usually the last Sunday every month.

Monday, November 20, 4:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Education Caucus meeting, at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street, Tucson. Featured speaker is David Schapira, candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Tuesday, November 21, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo del Sol Country Club, on St. Andrews Drive in Sierra Vista. Meet the third Tuesday of each month. The cost of the luncheon is $15.00. For reservations, please contact Kathy Marvin, President of the DWSEA through email at kathleencrafts@gmail.com or by telephone at (520) 803-6697.
Visit our web page.Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona.

Thursday, November 23: Thanksgiving Day.

Thursday, November 23, 6:00 p.m.: [Check Date] 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, November 25, 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, November 25, 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 Maureen Salz at legdist11dems@gmail.com. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.

Sunday, November 26, 3:00 p.m.: Marana Democrats meeting, at the Continental Reserve Urgent Care, 8333 N. Silverbell Road, Tucson. For more information please contact Buddy Gill at maranadems@gmail.com or (408) 806-2036.

Monday, November 27, 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 Andrés Cano at andres@canoagroup.com or (520) 304-5778.

Tuesday, November 28, 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 Brian Clymer at brianclymer@yahoo.com or (520) 297-3539.

Tuesday, November 28, 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.

Thursday, November 30 – 5:00 p.m.: AEA Education Town Hall, at Pueblo High School, 3500 S. 12th Avenue, Tucson.

Saturday, December 9, 5:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area Holiday Pot Luck and general meeting to elect officers, at the East Social Center, Green Valley Recreation Center, 7 S. Abrego Drive, Green Valley. A-Ha: main dishes, He-N: desserts, O-Z side dishes.

Sunday, December 10, 5:00 p.m.: Democratic Women of the Prescott Area Holiday Party, at the Hassayampa Marina Room, 122 East Gurley Street, Prescott. $50.00 per person, $90.00 per couple
To reserve your ticket, call Jan Manolis: 626-340-7060 or email info@demwomenprescottaz.com.

Tuesday, December 12: Hanukkah begins at sundown.

Monday, December 25: Christmas Day.

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