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Political Calendar for the Week of September 30, 2018:
Continuing: 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: Sept. 22-23, Sept. 29-30, Oct. 6-7, and Oct. 13-14, 2018. No dogs admitted, please. For more information please call (520) 576-1321.
Sunday, September 30, 1:15 p.m.: LD 9 Forum with Dr. Randy Friese, Victoria Steele & Pamela Powers Hannley, at the Martha Cooper Library, 1377 N. Catalina Avenue, Tucson.
Sunday, September 30, 3:00pm: Pima County Interfaith Council Candidates’ Accountability Session, at St. Pius X Church, 1800 N. Camino Pío Décimo, Tucson. Learn where the candidates stand and hear them address our issues.
Monday, October 1, 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 Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild on City Parks Bond Question.Next Week: Multiple Speakers on Ballot Initiatives.
Monday, October 1, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party executive committee meeting.
Tuesday, October 2, 5:00 p.m.: TUSD School Board Candidate Forum, presented by the Tucson Education Association, at Tucson High Magnet School, 400 N. 2nd Avenue, Tucson.
Wednesday, October 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, October 3, 5:30 p.m.: Citizens Clean Elections debate for Secretary of State, televised live on “Arizona Horizon” (Arizona PBS Channel 8), moderated by Ted Simons. All Clean Elections debates will be posted online. The debates will be available on the Clean Elections website within 72 hours after they occur. The videos will remain online for voters to watch throughout the election. The debate will also be available on Arizona PBS’ website.
Thursday, October 4, 5:30 p.m.: (New Date) Citizens Clean Elections debate for State Mine Inspector, televised live on “Arizona Horizon” (Arizona PBS Channel 8), moderated by Ted Simons. All Clean Elections debates will be posted online. The debates will be available on the Clean Elections website within 72 hours after they occur. The videos will remain online for voters to watch throughout the election. The debate will also be available on Arizona PBS’ website.
Friday, October 5 – Sunday, October 7: Rex Allen Days. The Town of Willcox celebrates the music and life of hometown hero, the actor/singing cowboy Rex Allen, with a rodeo, parade, dances, and cowboy poetry readings.
Friday,October 5 – Sunday, October 28: Arizona State Fair, at the Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix.
Saturday, October 6, 10:00 a.m.: Legislative District 2 meeting, at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley (upstairs room 203). For more information please contact Linda Laird at email@example.com or (520) 393-0623.
Saturday, October 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, October 6, 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.
Saturday, October 6, 11:00 a.m.: Flagstaff Oktoberfest, at Wheeler Park, 212 W. Aspen Avenue, Flagstaff. The event supports the Flagstaff Sunrise Lions Club. Live polka music, German beer, and free root beer floats for kids in the root beer garden. Contests for yodeling, costume, brat eating and beer hoisting.
Saturday, October 6, 2:00 p.m.: Election Integrity, Know Before You Vote, presented by the Pima County Democratic Party Asian-American and Pacific islander Caucus, at the Dragon’s View Restaurant, 400 N. Bonita Avenue, Tucson. For more information or to rSVP please call (520) 325-8112.
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.
Monday, October 8: Columbus Day.
Monday, October 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 742-3774, or visit our web site http://www.demsov.org/.
Monday, October 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, October 9: Last day to register to vote for General Election.
Tuesday, October 9, 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 email@example.com or call (928) 468-9669.
Tuesday, October 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, October 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, October 10: Early voting begins in General Election.
Wednesday, October 10, 6:30 p.m.: White Mountain Democrats monthly meeting, at the WMD office, 1400 E. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop.
Thursday, October 11 – Sunday, October 14: Graham County Fair, at the Graham County Fairgrounds, Safford.
Thursday, October 11, 5:00 p.m. William E. Morris Institute for Justice will award the MIJ Human Rights Advocacy Award to Isabel Garcia, at The Shanty, 401 E. 9th Street, Tucson. Join us for appetizers, cash bar and fundraising.
Thursday, October 11, 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, October 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, October 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arizona Democratic Party Hall of Fame Dinner
Friday, October 12, 5:00 p.m.: Arizona Democratic Party Hall of Fame Dinner, at the Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale. Keynote Speaker: Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA). Early Bird tickets (before October 1) are $200, available secure online at ActBlue. After October 1, individual tickets are $250, VIP individual tickets are $1,000. 5:00 p.m. Registration snd VIP Reception, 6:00 p.m. Dinner and keynote speakers. Do you know someone who has done exception longstanding work for the Democratic Party and out community? Please nominate them as an honoree of the 2018 Hall of Fame Award. You may use this link below to submit nominations. Please click HERE for the nomination form. Please contact Barb Lubin with questions
Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14: Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake. Tempe Sister City holds its 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. samples 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
Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14: Tucson Meet Yourself, at slightly new location this year, occupying 4 city blocks and Jacomé Plaza, in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, downtown Tucson. 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sun. Southern Arizona’s diverse folk and ethnic communities are celebrated with performances and demonstrations, food vendors, and more at this family-friendly festival in downtown Tucson. Admission: Free for spectators.
Saturday, October 13 – Sunday, October 14: Butterfield Overland Stage Days & Rodeo – City of Benson. The two day Butterfield Rodeo will be held at the Arena Bar and Rodeo Grounds, 250 N. Prickly Pear.
Saturday, October 13, 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, October 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 email@example.com or visit our web page
Mule Mountain Democrats.
Saturday, October 13, 10:00 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, October 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, October 15, 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, October 16, 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.
Tuesday, October 16, 6:00 pm: Citizens for Picture Rock debate (LD 11), Picture Rocks Community Center, 5615 N. Sanders Road, Tucson.
Tuesday, October 16, 6:00 p.m.: LD 9 Citizens Clean Elections debate, at Pima Community College Northwest Campus, 7600 N. Shannon Road, Tucson.
Wednesday, October 17, 6:00 p.m.: LD 3 Citizens Clean Elections debate, at Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson.
Wednesday, October 17, 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, October 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 email@example.com or call (928) 468-9669.
Wednesday, October 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, October 17, 6:30 p.m.: 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.
Thursday, October 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 $12, includes buffet breakfast and gratuity. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to (928) 274-6541.
Friday, October 19 – Sunday, October 21: Helldorado Days in Tombstone.
Saturday, October 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 241-8408.
Pinal County Democratic Party Picnic
Saturday, October 20, 11:00 a.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party Picnic, at San Carlos Park, 300 W. Central Avenue, Coolidge. Meet the candidates. There will be food, information booths, live music, raffles and for young and the young at heart.Kelly Fryer will be the MC as we kick off the General Election. Please RSVP so we’ll know the amount of refreshments and food we’ll need to prepare for. Phone: (520) 509-1611 or Email: email@example.com.
Saturday, October 20, 4:00 p.m.: Red Rocks Oktoberfest, at the Posse Grounds Park, 525 Posse Ground Road, Sedona. Local Arizona craft brewers will bring Oktoberfest beers. German style bratwurst, potato salad, and big pretzels! Music by Polka Katzen and The Naughty Bits. Advance admission price is $10, it is $15 the day of event.
Monday, October 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 Andrés Cano at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 304-5778.
Tuesday, October 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 Michael Dues at email@example.com.
Wednesday, October 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, October 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Like Us on Facebook.
Friday, October 26: Last day to request an early mail-in ballot for the General Election.
Saturday, October 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 email@example.com. Visit our web page Northern Cochise County Democrats.
Saturday, October 27, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.
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.
Sunday, November 4, 4:00 p.m.: All Souls Procession, Downtown Tucson (Procession route TBA). 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.
Tuesday, November 6: Election Day.
Friday, November 9 – Sunday, November 11: 100th Anniversary of the End of WWI, International Veterans Day Ceremonies.
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.
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.
Monday, November 19: 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. Details TBA.
Thursday, November 22: Thanksgiving Day.
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.