Political Calendar: Week of October 5, 2014

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Political Calendar for the Week of October 5, 2014:

Cochise County Democratic Party Harvest Hoedown 2014

Sunday, October 5, 3:00 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party Harvest Hoedown 2014, at the home of Dennis and Debbie Hickman, 5681 S. Moson Road, Hereford, AZ. Admission $16 single, $25.00 family. Guest speakers, candidates, appetizers, food, soft drinks, door prizes, auction items. Please RSVP with your reservation by September 26. For more information and to RSVP please contact “Harvest Hoedown 2014” Committee Co-chairs, Debbie Hickman at 520-678-0481 or dhickman20@yahoo.com or Caleb Webb at 520-236-5395 or webbs.1@live.com, for more information.

Monday, October 6: Voter registration cut-off date for the General Election.

Monday, October 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), buffet lunch costs $8.50. Featured speakers are Sunnyside School District Board candidates Eva Carillo-Dong and Daniel Hernandez. Next Week: Tom McCann, Operational Manager of Central Arizona Project and Mitch Basefsky, Communications Representative for the CAP, on “What role does the CAP play in the economic health of Southern Arizona?”


Monday, October 6, 4:00 p.m./6:30 p.m.: 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at the General Services Assembly Room, 921 Thatcher Blvd., Safford, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Judy at (928) 428-3250.

Monday, October 6, 6:00 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Debate for LD 4 Senate and House, at the Radisson Yuma, 1501 S. Redondo Center Drive, Yuma, AZ.

LD 9 House Debate

Monday, October 6, 6:00 p.m.: The Tucson Weekly hosts an LD 9 House debate, moderated by Jim Nintzel, at St. Francis in the Foothills (NW corner of River Road and Swan Road). This is your opportunity to have your questions answered by Ethan Orr, Victoria Steele and Dr. Randall Friese.

Monday, October 6, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting.

LWVGT Candidate Forum: Attorney General, Corporation Commission

Monday, October 6, 6:30 p.m.: The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson and Arizona Public Media host a Forum for Arizona Attorney General, at the Pima Community College Center for the Arts Recital Hall, Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson. A “conversation” with Democrat Felecia Rotellini, since the Republican candidate bailed on LWVGT. A “conversation” with Democrats Felecia Rotellini and Jim Holway, since the Republican candidites bailed on LWVGT. Tickets will be required. Tickets are available through the campaigns of the candidates and by request on both the lwvgt.org and azpm.org websites. Registrants are eligible for up to four tickets. Tickets will be distributed on the night of the forum. The Forum will be recorded by AZPM for future broadcast on PBS 6 and World Television channels, an on radio station NPR 89.1 FM. It will also be available online at azpm.org/yourvote2014.

Monday, October 6, 7:00 p.m.: Democrats of Oro Valley meeting, at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive (SE corner at La Cañada). Featured speaker is Pamela Powers Hannley from Blog for Arizona and the Tucson Progressive blog. 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, October 7, 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.

Tueday, October 7, 5:30 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Debate for Secretary of State, KAET Channel 8 (closed studio).

AZPM (Channel 6 PBS) CD 2 Congressional Debate

Tuesday, October 7, 6:00 p.m.: Arizona Public Media (Channel 6 PBS) CD 2 Congressional Debate (closed studio). The debate will be broadcast on Channel 6 PBS Oct. 7 at 6:00 p.m.. Go to https://www.azpm.org/ for more details, including viewing options.

Tuesday, October 7, 6:00 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Debate for LD 13 Senate and House, at Hampton Inn and Suites, 2000 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ.

Tuesday, October 7, 6:30 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Debate for LD 27 Senate and House, at ASU Mercado, Building C, Room C145, 502 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ.

Tuesday, October 7, 6:30 p.m.: 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at Central Arizona College, San Tan Campus, 3736 E. Bella Vista Road, San Tan Valley, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Michael Searle at (520) 494-5033.

Tuesday, October 7, 7:00 p.m.: Terry Goddard Town Hall at Burton Barr Central library, 1221 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. PHOENIX TOWN HALL WITH TERRY GODDARD (Facebook).

Wednesday, October 8, Noon: 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at the East Flagstaff Community Library, 3000 N. 4th Street, Suite 5, Flagstaff, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Mandy at (928) 213-2348.

Wednesday, October 8, 6:00 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Debate for LD 14 House, at Benson City Council Chambers, 120 W. 6th Street, Benson, AZ.

Wednesday, October 8, 6:00 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Debate for LD 20 Senate and House, at ASU West Campis, La Sala Ballroom A (located in University Center Building), 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale. AZ.

Wednesday, October 8, 6:15 p.m.: ASU Downtown Gubernatorial Forum, at Arizona College of Nursing and Health Innovations Auditorium, Room NH12-110, 550 N. Third Street, Phoenix. Sponsored  by ASU’s Student Veterans Association, the only gubernatorial forum organized by Vets, for Vets. Ted Simons from Arizona Horizon will moderate the debate. Democrat Fred DuVal and Libertarian Barry Hess have agreed to attend. Republican Doug Ducey declined. You must reserve your free ticket here: http://bit.ly/ASUvets.

Wednesday, October 8, 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.

Wednesday, October 8, 6:30 p.m.: 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at the Sedona Public Library, 3250 W. White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Charlene at (928) 274-5124.

LWVGT Candidate Forum: Superintendent of Public Instruction, Secretary of State

Wednesday, October 8, 6:30 p.m.: The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson and Arizona Public Media host a Forum for Superintendent of Public Instruction, at the Pima Community College Center for the Arts Recital Hall, Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson. A “conversation” with Democrat David Garcia, since the Republican candidate bailed on the LWVGT. A “conversation” with Democrat Terry Goddard, since the Republican canddiate bailed on the LWVGT. Tickets will be required. Tickets are available through the campaigns of the candidates and by request on both the lwvgt.org and azpm.org websites. Registrants are eligible for up to four tickets. Tickets will be distributed on the night of the forum. The Forum will be recorded by AZPM for future broadcast on PBS 6 and World Television channels, an on radio station NPR 89.1 FM. It will also be available online at azpm.org/yourvote2014.

voteThursday, October 9: Early mail -in ballots are mailed, first day of Early Voting. Election Month begins!

Thursday, October 9, 3:00 p.m.: 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at the Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Cindy Shubert at (928) 445-9300.

Thursday, October 9, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. Special Guest Congressman Ron Barber. For more information please contact Martin Bacal at (520) 326-3716.

Thursday, October 9, 6:00 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Debate for LD 18 Senate and House, at ASU Research Park, Macro Technology Works Building, Room FDC #1408, 7700 S. River Parkway, Tempe, AZ.

Thursday, October 9, 6:00 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Debate for LD 30 Senate and House, at Glendale Civic Center, Diamond Ballroom, 5750 W. Glenn Drive, Glendale, AZ.

Thursday, October 9, 6:30 p.m.: 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at the Town of Chino Valley Council Chambers – South Campus, 202 N. State Rte. 89, Chino Valley, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Jami Lewis at (928) 636-2646, ext. 1208.

LWVGT and AZPM Candidate Forum: Governor

Thursday, October 9, 6:30 p.m.: The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson and Arizona Public Media host a Forum for Governor, at the Proscenium Theater at the Center for The Arts, Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson. Republican Doug Ducey bailed on the LWVGT. Fred DuVal has now withdrawn as well. Tickets will be required. Tickets are available through the campaigns of the candidates and by request on both the lwvgt.org and azpm.org websites. Registrants are eligible for up to four tickets. Tickets will be distributed on the night of the forum. The Forum will be recorded by AZPM for future broadcast on PBS 6 and World Television channels, an on radio station NPR 89.1 FM. It will also be available online at azpm.org/yourvote2014.

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

Friday, October 10, Noon: 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive, Oro Valley, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Ruth Grant at (520) 594-5581.

Friday, October 10 – Sunday, October 12: Oktoberfest @ Tempe Town Lake, Tempe Sister City holds the 41st annual Tempe Oktoberfest as a fundraiser for its student and teacher exchange program. At the three day Oktoberfest, you will find a carnival, dachshund runs (Sunday) and a 5 Mile / 5K / 1 mile race (Saturday) in addition to German food, beer & wine gardens and live music. 15 german beers and three stages of live music! Kinderfest with craft zone and carnival amusements for kids. Six hours of polka music on Sunday. Eight 4 oz. smaples of German beer will also be served from noon – 6 for just $20. Admission is free. All day pass for kids amusements is $30. Tempe Beach Splash Park will also reopen for the weekend. Cash is needed to purchase tickets for food and beverages. Family pricing during the day on Saturday and Sunday is 25 food/activity tickets for $20.

Tucson Meet Yourself Festival

Friday, October 10 – Sunday, October 12: Tucson Meet Yourself Festival, in Downtown Tucson. Get the latest Tucson Meet Yourself News and Festival updates on our website http://www.tucsonmeetyourself.org/.

Friday, October 10, 6:00 p.m.: Tucson LGBT Freedom Day Parade, in Downtown Tucson and ending in the center of the 41st annual Tucson Meet Yourself festival. The Honorable Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will preside over the colorful festivities as Honorary Parade Chair. Sponsorship opportunities are available & packets will be online and in paper form starting May 1, 2014. Inquiries may be made via the Tucson LGBT Freedom Day Parade page here on Facebook or by email at: tucsongayfreedomdayparade@yahoo.com.

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 – Sunday, October 12: Congressman Raúl Grijalva GOTV Kickoff — Canvass and BBQ — at Grijalva HQ, 309 E. 7th Street (at 5th Avenue). Saturday at 9:00 a.m., Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Carne asada for canvassers! Please RSVP to (520) 629-0050.

Fred Quarters GOTV Canvass

Saturday, October 11, 9:00 a.m.: Tucson Fred Quarters GOTV canvass, at 300 W. Paseo Redondo (Downtown Tucson). Join Women, Teachers, Labor, LGBTQ, Las Adelitas, Candidates and you & your group! Bagels, eggs & coffee; and stay for Lunch! Bring a hat, water bottle & your addresses/postcard stamps for postcard mailings – we’ll provide the postcards. 9:00 am – Fred & candidates ignite the crowd; 9:30 – 4:00 pm – canvassing, phone banking, sign waving, postcard writing, yard sign installing, something for everyone … even sign waving on street corners. Then, visit Tucson Meet Yourself around the corner, wearing “Fred DuVal for Governor” signs. RSVP to (520) 622-8478.

Saturday, October 11, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Mule Mountain Democratic Club at the Bisbee Farmer’s Market, Vista Park, Bisbee AZ. MMDC members have great stuff this year from household goods to holiday decorations and lots of clothes. Please come and buy! Contact for the Yard Sale is Sandy Hummingbird, Sandyhummingbird@cs.com. More information about the Bisbee Farmers Market is at: http://www.bisbeefarmersmarket.org/#.

Saturday, October 11, 3:00 p.m.: Democrats of the Santa Rita Area meeting, at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley (upstairs meeting room). Featured speaker is Pima County Democratic Party Chair Don Jorgensen. For more information, please contact Pam Duchaine at pamduchaine@gmail.com

Arizona Democratic Party Hall of Fame Dinner

Saturday, October 11, 5;30 p.m.: Arizona Democratic Party Hall of Fame Dinner, honoring retiring Congressman Ed Pastor, at the Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale. Keynote Speaker is civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis (D-GA). Registration, VIP and general receptions begin at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $1,000 individual sponsor (1 VIP and dinner ticket, listing in the program), $250 individual dinner ticket, $125 DEM-AZ and PC dinner ticket, Free Dinner Ticket for CSLC Members (with RSVP). For table and dinner sponsorships, contact Herschel Fink at 602-234-6808 or hfink@azdem.org for more information. Click Here to Purchase Tickets Now!

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.

Saturday, October 11 -Sunday, October 12: Oktoberfest on Mount Lemmon, 10300 Ski Run Road, Mt. Lemmon (Tucson). Free admission. $5 parking and highway fees. Enjoy a festival of German food and music in the forest at Mount Lemmon Ski Valley during the last two weekends in September and first two weekends in October. No dogs admitted, please. For more information please call (520) 576-1400 or (520) 576-1321.

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. Location TBA. An informal, inclusive progressive social group, and lively discussion. Contact: www.livingliberallytucson.org.

Monday, October 13: Columbus Day (observed).

Tuesday, October 14, Noon: 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at the Messinger Payson Funeral Home, 901 S. Westerly Road, Payson, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Beth or Eric at (928) 474-2800.

Sierra Vista CD 2 Congressional Debate

Tuesday, October 14, 6:00 p.m.: The Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce and Sierra Vista Herald host a CD 2 Congressional Debate, at Buena High School Auditorium, 5225 E. Buena School Blvd., Sierra Vista.

Marana CD 1 Congressional Debate

Tuesday, October 14, 6:00 p.m.: CD 1 Congressional debate at Mountain View High School, 3901 W. Linda Vista Blvd. (at Thornydale Road). Before the debate, join the Democrats of Oro Valley sign making party, 2-4 p.m., at 10550 N. La Cañada Dr., Suite 130 (at Lambert Ln.) Pizza provided! RSVP or direct questions to Alison Marciniak by email or phone: (520) 308-4056.

Tuesday, October 14, 6:00 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Debate for LD 11 Senate and House, at Pima Community College Northwest Campus, 7600 N. Shannon Road, Tucson, AZ.

Tuesday, October 14, 6:30 p.m.: 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at the Gila County Board of Supervisors hearing Room #202, 1400 E. Ash Street, Globe, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Bethel at (928) 425-3231.

Wednesday, October 15, 1:00 p.m.: 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at the Tohono O’odham Leg. Chambers, E. Main Street (across the street from the Indian Oasis Elementary School), Sells, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Irene Ortega at (520) 383-2470.

Wednesday, October 15, 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, October 15, 6:00 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Debate for LD 10 Senate and House, at Pima Community College District Office, 4905 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ.

Wednesday, October 15, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 10 meeting [Note: Members should attend the CCEC debate for LD 10 at 6:00 p.m.] For more information lease contact Rob Selby at r_ybles@hotmail.com or (520) 790-3024.

Wednesday, October 15, 6:30 p.m.: 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at the Pima County Public Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Leslie at (520) 594-5500.

Thursday, October 16, 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, October 16, 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.

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

Saturday, October 18, 9:30 a.m.: Pima Prospers Ballot Measures Forum, at the Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson. (Free parking in the Library Underground Garage with entrance off Alameda). Light refreshment from 9:30 am to 10 am, program from 10 am to noon. Free and Open to the Public.

Sunday, October 19, 4:15 p.m.: Foothills Forum presents Inequality For All (registration), at St. Phillips Episcopal church for a screening of this informative film, with a roundtable discussion to follow.

Monday, October 20, Noon: 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, Room #120, 2150 N. Congress Drive, Nogales, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact (520) 375-7812.

Monday, October 20, 6:00 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections Debate for LD 25 Senate and House, at the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, 6650 E. Superstition Springs Blvd., Mesa, AZ.

Monday, October 20, 6:30 p.m.: 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at the Palm Ridge recreation Center, 13800 Deer Valley Drive, Sun City West, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Rosetta at (623) 544-6129.

Monday, October 20, 6:30 p.m.: 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at the Cochise County Board of Supervisors hearing Room, 1415 Melody Lane, Bldg. G, Bisbee, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Arlethe Rios at (520) 432-9200.

Tuesday, October 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. Election Forum: speakers include candidates Rep. Ron Barber (U.S. Congress), Felecia Rotellini (AZ Attorney General), Jim Burton (AZ Legislature), and Candece Hardt (Cochise County Clerk of Superior Court). In addition, a number of statewide candidates will be represented by surrogate speakers. There will also be discussion of some major ballot issues. The public is welcome. 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.

Tuesday, October 21, 6:30 p.m.: 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at the Mesa Public Library, 64 E. 1st Street, Mesa, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Kate Griffin at (480) 644-2725.

Tuesday, October 21, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 9 meeting, at Northwest Medical Center, 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.

Tuesday, October 21, 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.

Wednesday, October 22, 11;00 a.m(local): 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at Fort Defiance Chapter House, Rte. 112 Navajo Nation, Fort Defiance, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Leighanne at (928) 729-4352.

Wednesday, October 22, 6:30 p.m.: 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at the Apache County Annex Board of Supervisors, 75 W. Cleveland Street, Saint Johns, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Beth at (928) 337-7503.

Thursday, October 23, 10:30 a.m.(local): 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at the Veterans Memorial Center Wellness Conference Room , 1 Main Street, Kykotsmovi Hopi Reservation, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Karen Shupla at (928) 734-2507.

Thursday, October 23, 6:30 p.m.: 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at the Show Low City Council Chambers, 181 N. 9th Street, Show Low, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Ann at (928) 532-4061.

Friday, October 24: Last day to request an early mail-in ballot.

Saturday, October 25, 5:00 p.m.: Red Rocks Oktoberfest at Los Abrigados Creekside Park, 160 Portal Lane (Sedona). Local Arizona craft brewers will bring Oktoberfest beers. German style bratwurst, potato salad, and big pretzels! Music by Big Willie and the Polka Meisters. Entry is $15 and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Rotary Club of Sedona Rocks and the STEM program at Sedona Oak Creek School District.

Monday, October 27, 6:30 p.m.: 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at the Wickenburg Community Center, 160 N. Valentine Street, Wickenburg, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact (602) 652-3000.

Tuesday, October 28, 6:30 p.m.: 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at the Guadalupe Branch Library, 9241 S. Avenida del Yaqui, Guadalupe, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Rose at (928) 684-7656 or Tonya at (928) 684-2761.

Wednesday, October 29, Noon: 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at the Mohave County Board of Supervisors Auditorium, 700 W. Beal Street, Kingman, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Jenny Anderson at (928) 753-0731.

Wednesday, October 29, 6;30 p.m.: 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at the Lake Havasu Police Department Council Chambers, 2360 McCulloch Blvd., N. Lake Havsu City,, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Luanne at (928) 650-5403 or Bob at (928) 855-1171.

Thursday, October 30, Noon: 2014 Ballot Measure Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Arizona Secretary of State, at the Yuma County Board of Supervisors Auditorium, 198 S. Main Street, Yuma, AZ. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Desiree at (928) 373-1010.

Friday, October 31: Halloween. Last day to mail your early mail-in ballot if you want your ballot received in time to be counted.

Sunday, November 2, 10:00 a.m.: Living Streets Alliance presents Cyclovia Tucson, in midtown Tucson. The route will connect the North 6th Avenue area with the North 4th Avenue- North Fontana Bike Boulevard. Volunteer opportunities are still available to help make the twice-a-year event a success. For route: Cyclovia Tucson November 2nd.

Tuesday, November 4: ELECTION DAY.

DCSRA ‘Embrace The Blue’ Gala Dinner

Thursday, November 6, 5:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area annual gala dinner, “Embrace The Blue,” at the ballroom of the Madera Clubhouse in Quail Creek. Enjoy a gala evening with a wide assortment of live and silent auction offerings. A cash bar and hors d’oeuvres will be available. Dinner will be a choice of chicken cordon blue or poached salmon in a lemon dill sauce. Special diet dinners will also be available. The cost of a basic ticket is $75.00 but you may also choose a Sponsor level at $100.00 per ticket or a Patron level at $200.00 per ticket. Reservations must be made by November 1, 2014. You can purchase tickets by stopping in at the DCSRA Office, mailing a check to DCSRA P.O. Box 131, Green Valley, AZ 85614 or you can go to Act Blue at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/auction2014. The auction committee is putting together an entertainment basket. Please call Polly Daly if you have requested a special diet dinner or have questions at (815) 370-4614.

Tuesday, November 11: Veterans Day.

Wednesday, November, 12: Foothills Forum presents Immigration Reform (registration). Hear an update about Immigration reform policy from Judy Gans, manager of immigration policy program at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona. Details TBA.

November 15 – December 6: Legislative District Committee reorganizations. dates TBA.

Saturday, November 22: Special Olympics El Tour de Tucson. Registration for the Special Olympics 32nd El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino Del Sol is OPEN. The new system also makes it easier for you to fundraise for Special Olympics and check out the new incentives! Register Now– the sooner you do, the more you save!

Thursday, November 27: Thanksgiving Day.

Monday, December 1: World AIDS Day.

Tuesday, December 16 (sundown) – Wednesday, December 24: Chanukah.

Wednesday, December 25: Christmas Day.

One response to “Political Calendar: Week of October 5, 2014

  1. Carolyn Classen

    I believe that Sandra Kennedy, former Corporation Commissioner & now candidate, will be at the LWVGT Conversation w/ the Candidates on Oct. 6 as well. This was the previous candidate forum which the Republican candidates declined to attend at PCC West.