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Political Calendar for the Week of October 28, 2018:
Monday, October 29, 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 Councilman Paul Cunningham on Preparing for GOTV. Next Week: GOTV Phone Bank @ Dragon’s View.
Monday, October 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.
Wednesday, October 31: Halloween. Suggested deadline to mail early ballots.
NOTE: The regularly scheduled monthly legislative district meetings are likely to be rescheduled for the biannual reorganization meetings held after Election Day in November.
Saturday, November 3, 10:00 a.m.: Legislative District 2 meeting, at the Sam Lena – South Tucson Library, 1607 S 6th Avenue, Tucson. For more information please contact Linda Laird at email@example.com or (520) 393-0623.
Saturday, November 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, November 3, 3:oo p.m.: Procession of Little Angels, at Armory Park, 221 S. 6th Avenue, Tucson. The day before the big Procession, a small Procession takes place in Armory Park. The park fills with children and families, gathering to paint wings, create paper flowers, get their faces painted, dress in costumes created at our kids’ costuming workshops, and approach grief from a child-friendly, child-driven place.
Saturday, November 3, 4:00 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, at the Copper Sky Police Substation, 17985 N. Greythorn Drive, Maricopa. Meet the first Saturday of each month. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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, a parking lot across the street, and the streetcar stops outside their door.
Sunday, November 4, 4:00 p.m.: All Souls Procession, at Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento, Tucson. More than 150,000 people gather downtown, some in costume, some carrying memorials or altars to celebrate, mourn and reflect on those who have died. The group walks about two miles together to watch a finale that includes performances by Flam Chen and the burning of a giant urn. Live music, dancers, entertainment. Event is free to attend.
Monday, November 5, 8:00 p.m.: Concert and Rally at The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren Street, Phoenix. Join us for an election night eve concert and rally featuring Gin Blossoms,Calexico, Gabby Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly , PAO Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, Mariachi Pasion + Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco making pizza + many special guests at The Van Buren in downtown Phoenix. Music Line up: Mariachi Pasión (8:00), Calexico (8:30), Gin Blossoms (9:30), Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra (10:30). Admission is FREE with a volunteer shift for an Arizona Democratic Candidate or you can purchase tickets starting at $15 at thevanburenphx.com now. Proceeds to benefit – Giffords: Courage to End Gun Violence. For more information see https://www.facebook.com/events/174316893471170/.
Tuesday, November 6: Election Day. VOTE!
Tuesday, November 6, 6:00 p.m.: Coconino County Democratic Party Election Night Watch Party, at the Orpheum Theater, 15 W. Aspen Avenue, Flagstaff. Free admission. Eat, drink and watch election returns live, with our very own Steve Kornacki doppelgänger calling the races.
Tuesday, November 6, 6:00 p.m.: DCSRA Election Night Watch Party at Triple Play, 1570 W. Duval Mine Road, Green Valley. For more information see https://www.facebook.com/events/887119571677985/.
Tuesday, November 6, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Election Night Watch Party, at the Doubletree Hotel at Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson.RSVP now to reserve your ticket. The event is FREE for guests.
Tuesday, November 6, 7:00 p.m.: Maricopa County Democratic Party Election Night Watch Party, at the Renaissance Hotel, 100 N. 1st Street, Phoenix. For more information see https://www.facebook.com/events/318576302254799/.
Wednesday, November 7, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, November 8, 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 email@example.com.
Thursday,November 8, 5:30 p.m.: (Note: No meeting in Nov. or Dec.) 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, November 9 – Sunday, November 11: 100th Anniversary of the End of WWI, International Veterans Day Ceremonies.
Saturday, November 10, 9:00 a.m.: Coconino County Democratic Party meeting, at the Murdoch Center, 203 E. Brannen Avenue, 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, November 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, November 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 email@example.com or visit our web page
Mule Mountain Democrats.
Saturday, November 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, November 11: Centennial of Armistice Day (now Veterans Day) – the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War took effect at the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.
Sunday, November 11, 10:00 a.m. ET: Commemorative Ceremony for 100th Anniversary of the Armistice at National Cathedral. The National Cathedral in Washington D.C. will be the home of the largest commemoration of the end of the First World War in the former Allied Powers. Hundreds of major members of he governments and armed forces of the nations that composed the Allies in World War One will honor the lives of the millions of fallen men and women, and recognize the significance of the conflict, as well as how vital it is to prevent such a horrible conflict from ever happening again. The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. will hold a bell ringing ceremony at 11 am on Sunday, Nov. 11th, 2018 to commemorate the centennial of the Armistice. Local churches, schools, courthouses, and other entities are invited to participate at the time of this nationwide occasion at each respected time zone.
Monday, November 12, 11:00 a.m.: 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. The theme this year is “Celebration of Armistice Day.” This year’s Grand Marshal is Sandra Perry, 93, a World War II veteran serving from 1941-1945 in the United States Army. Sandra is a 75 year American Legion member as well as a member of the VFW, Moose, Eagles and DAV.Participant Registration: http://tucsonveteransdayparade.org/parade-entrant-form.html.
Monday, November 12, 6:30 p.m. (tentative): (Special Date) Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting.
Monday, November 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 email@example.com or (520) 742-3774, or visit our web site http://www.demsov.org/.
Monday, November 12, 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, November 13, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (928) 468-9669.
Tuesday, November 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, November 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 email@example.com.
Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 p.m.: White Mountain Democrats monthly meeting, at the WMD office, 1400 E. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop.
Thursday, November 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 $12, includes buffet breakfast and gratuity. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to (928) 274-6541.
Saturday, November 17, 7:00 a.m.: El Tour de Tucson. Sign up now to ride, or go cheer on your favorite cyclist as they circle the perimeter of the city.
Saturday, November 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 241-8408.
State of Our State, presented by Morrison Institute for Public Policy
Monday, November 19, 9:30 a.m: State of Our State, presented by Morrison Institute for Public Policy, at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 N. 44th Street, Phoenix. This year’s event will look at Arizona’s election results and presentations on voter engagement research by Morrison Institute for Public Policy and the Citizens Clean Elections Committee. National guest speakers will share their perspectives on the 2018 election. Register Here.
Monday, November 19, 6:30 p.m.: Northern Pinal County Democrats meeting, at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 2122 S. Goldfield Road, Apache Junction. Meet the third Monday of each month. For more information please contact Kathy Guillen at (480) 620-7840 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, November 20, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (520) 803-6697. Visit our web page.Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona.
Wednesday, November 21, 6:00 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party executive committee meeting, at Pinal County HQ, 345 W. Central Avenue, Coolidge. For more information please contact David Coward at Pinaldemocrat@gmail.com.
Wednesday, November 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 email@example.com or call (928) 468-9669.
Wednesday, November 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.
Thursday, November 22: Thanksgiving Day.
Saturday, November 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our web page Northern Cochise County Democrats.
Saturday, November 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 Maureen Salz at email@example.com. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.
Sunday, November 25, 5:30 p.m.: (Special Date) 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, November 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 Andrés Cano at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 304-5778.
Tuesday, November 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 Michael Dues at email@example.com.
Wednesday, November 21, 5:30 p.m.: (Special Date & Time) Legislative District 10 meeting, at new location: St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, 3809 E. 3rd 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 (928) 277-1247.
Wednesday, November 28, 11:00 a.m.: (No Meeting) 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, November 29, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Like Us on Facebook.
Saturday, December 1: World AIDS Day.
Sunday, December 2: Hanukkah begins (at sundown) for eight days.
Friday, December 7 – Sunday, December 9: Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair, 4th Avenue between University Avenue and 8th Street, Tucson. Tucson’s largest street market with more than 400 vendors from all over the world and 500,000 visitors. Shopping, food vendors, live entertainment. Free admission. No pets allowed.
Democratic Women of the Prescott Area Holiday and Annual Fundraiser
Sunday, December 10, 5:00 p.m.: Democratic Women of the Prescott Area Holiday and Annual Fundraiser, at the Hassayampa Inn, Marina Ballroom, 122 E. Gurley Street, Prescott. 5:00 pm Cash Bar and Silent Auction, 6:00 pm Dinner served, 6:30 pm Presentation of the Jerry Emmett Award, and Guest Speaker Deedra Abboud. 7:30 pm DJ and Dancing. Tickets are $50.00 per person, increases to $60.00 if purchased after Tuesday, December 4th. Please specify dinner choice when you RSVP.
Maricopa County Democratic Party Winter Convention & Reorganization Meeting
Saturday, December 8, 11:45 p.m.: Maricopa County Democratic Party Winter Convention & Reorganization Meeting, at Central High School, 4525 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. Registration: 11:45 am-1:45 pm, General Meeting: 2:00-4:30 pm. If you ARE a Precinct Committee Person, please click HERE to register. (www.tinyurl.com/Winter-PC). If you are NOT a Precinct Committee Person, please click HERE to register. (www.tinyurl.com/Winter-Guest). For more information, please call (602) 298-0503.
Saturday, December 15, 11:00 a.m.: Somerton Tamale Festival, along Main Street in Somerton, about 11 miles southwest of Yuma. The Somerton Tamale Festival is the Woodstock of tamale events, with more than 30,000 people descending on the little border town southwest of Yuma. Visitors can sample dozens of varieties ranging from traditional beef and chicken to pork, turkey, corn and spinach tamales. There are even sweet tamales filled with pineapple, peach and strawberry. This is the 11th year for the festival, with all proceeds helping to provide Arizona State University scholarships to local students.
Tuesday, December 25: Christmas Day.
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