Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
The Political Calendar is posted on Sundays. Please send us notice of your political events prior to the Sunday before your event (7 days would be most helpful). See the calendar icon in the right-hand column of the blog page for easy access to the calendar.
Political Calendar For The Week of February 10, 2013:
Sunday, February 10: Chinese New Year - Year of the black water snake. Xīn Nián Kuài Lè (Mandarin) for "Happy New Year."
Sunday, February 10, 2:00 p.m.: Saguaro Eastside Democratic Club 9th Annual "I Love Liberty" Party, at the home of Bob and Shelley Schwarz, 3455 N. Winslow (Tucson). Please bring an appetizer or dessert and serving utensils. Wine, beer and soft drinks and coffee will be provide. BYOB. For more information please contact Steve Gall at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 777-3000.Monday, February 11, 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 speaker is Don Jorgensen, newly-elected chair of the Pima County Democratic Party on "What will it take to keep Pima County blue?" Visit DGT's web site at www.tucsondemocrats.org. Next Week: Steve Kozachik, Tucson City Councilman Ward 6, on "Tucson's gun buy-back - the plan, the event and what's next?"
Monday, February 11: MLB "pitchers and catchers report" - the four sweetest words in sports!
Monday, February 11, 6:00 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party general meeting, at the Cochise County Democratic Party HQ, 1010 E. Fry Blvd. (Sierra Vista).
Monday, Februrary 11, 7:00 p.m.: Democrats of Oro Valley meeting, at the Oro Valley Library, located at the corner of La Canada and Naranja Drive (Oro Valley). Featured speaker is Kevin Koch, owner of Technicians for Sustainability. The topic this month will be “solar energy opportunities for homeowners.” The meeting is open to the public at no cost. For more information please visit www.demsov.org or contact Mike Dayton at (520) 742-3774.
Tuesday, February 12: Fat Tuesday end to Mardis Gras.
Tuesday, February 12: Abraham Lincoln's birthday.
Tuesday, February 12, 4:00 p.m.: Saddlebrooke Democratic Club meeting, at the SaddleBrooke Activities Center, 64518 E Galveston Lane (Saddlebrooke). For more information please contact Hollace Lyon at , or visit our web site SaddleBrookeDemocrats.org.
Tuesday, February 12: State of the Union Address before a joint session of Congress.
Wednesday, February 13, Noon: Northside Democrats meeting at new location, 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 Randy Gardner, survivor of the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting in Tucson, on "America's struggle with Second Amendment Mayhem." For more information please contact (520) 297-0095 or visit our web site at www.northsidedems.org.
Thursday, February 14: Valentine's Day. Arizona Statehood Day.
Thursday, February 14, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscounte Suite Hotel, 4855 E Broadway Blvd. Featured speaker is Linda McNulty, Democratic member of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Committee. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Martin Bacal at (520) 326-3716.
Thursday, February 14, 7:00 p.m.: Yuma County Democratic Party meeting, at Yuma County Democratic Party HQ, 1600 S. 4th Avenue, Suite D (Yuma). For more information please contact Maria Chavoya at email@example.com or (928) 920-7032.
Friday, February 15, 2:15 p.m.: Democratic Women in Action meeting, at the Joyner Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive (Green Valley). Featured speaker Nick Kildahl, retired University chemistry professor, will present an introduction to climate change, entitled, “A Climate Change Primer.” For more information please contact Laurie Cirrincione at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 625-3133.
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 email@example.com.
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, February 18: President's Day observed.
Tuesday, February 19, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeast Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo Del Sol Country Club, 2770 E. St. Andrews Drive, (Sierra Vista). The lunch is $14.00. Please reserve your seat with Patricia Hickey at 520-459-1054 or 520-456-5596 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, February 19, 11:30 a.m.: Tucson Chamber of Commerce "State of the City" address, at JW Marriott Star Pass Resort & Spa, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd. (Tucson). Keynote speaker is Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. Chamber member price is $55, non-member is $75. Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 12. Register at our web site at Tucson Chamber - State of the City. For more information please contact Jason Cook at email@example.com or 520-792-2250, ext. 137.
Tuesday, February 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 297-3539.
Tuesday, February 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 email@example.com or (520) 896-9054.
Wednesday, February 20, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 619-4440.
Wednesday, February 20, 7:00 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 email@example.com or (520) 791-2965.
Thursday, February 21, 9:00 a.m.: Tucson Rodeo Parade.
Friday, February 22: George Washington's birthday.
Friday, February 22, 3:00 p.m.: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 22 to March 30: Cactus League Spring Training 2013 Master Schedule.
Saturday, February 23, 10:00 a.m.: Northern Cochise County Democratic Club meeting, at the Rose Allan Senior Learning Center, 990 Scott Avenue (Willcox). For more information please contact Mark Suagee at (520) 586-9153 or Maria Troutner at (520) 212-5288.
Saturday, February 23, 10:00 a.m.: Legislative District 11 meeting, at the Mountain Vista Unitarian Universalist Church, 3601 W. Cromwell Drive (Tucson). For more information please contact Jo Holt at email@example.com. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.
Cochise County Democratic Party 2013 Annual High Desert Dinner
Monday, February 25, 5:30 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party Café Roka Dinner, our biggest “Dress up” event of the year. Fred DuVal will be our Key note speaker. Guests will have a meal choice: “Pistachio & Pomegranate Grilled Chicken” (gluten-free) or “Artichoke & Portobello Mushroom Lasagna” (vegetarian). Seating is limited, and reservations sell out quickly. Tickets are $75.00 per person; additional contributions will be gratefully accepted. Reservations with meal selection and remittance by check are required by February 15, 2013. Please RSVP with menu choice to Susan Bickel at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 559-3904. Proceeds from this annual fund raising event will go to the Cochise County Democratic Party Headquarters Operating Fund.
Monday, February 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.
CWA Local 7000 presents the 3rd Annual Celebration of International Women's Day
Thursday, February 28, 5:30 p.m.: CWA Local 7000 presents the 3rd Annual Celebration of International Women's Day, "Our Voices at Work, Union Women as Catalysts for Change," at Pima Community College Downtown Campus, Amethyst Room, 1255 N. Stone Avenue (Tucson). Individual tickets can be purchased for $35, sponsorship levels are available. Checks should be made payable to "CWA Local 7000," and mailed to 877 S. Alvernon Way, Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85711. Proceeds from the celebration will benefit CWA’s charity of choice, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS foundation. For more information and to RSVP please contact Linda Hatfield at Linda@cwa7000.org or (520) 323-0700.
Thursday, February 28, 7:00 p.m.: Heritage Highlands/Dove Mountain Democrats meeting, at Heritage Highlands Clubhouse, 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd. (Marana). For more information please contact Sandra Tiffany at email@example.com.
March 2-19: The World Baseball Classic: Schedule and Tickets.
Arizona List 9th Annual Celebration
March 2, 11:00 a.m (Tucson), 4:00 p.m. (Phoenix): Arizona List 9th Annual Celebration, featuring keynote speaker Sandra Fluke. In Tucson: at the Westin La Paloma, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive. Arizona List is honoring Patricia Wiedhopf, Political Activist, and Sonia Economou, Community Businesswoman. In Phoenix: Home of John Hulburd, 4935 E. Lafayette Blvd. Click here to get your tickets to our Annual Celebration on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Tucson & Phoenix! Tickets: Individual 2013 renewed member: $60.00 Non-member: $75.00. Sponsorships available too – just click “sponsor” for Phoenix or Tucson. Please call 520-327-0520 or email info@ArizonaList.org if you have any questions or would like to support a young woman to attend this event!
Friday, March 8: International Women's Day.
Labor's Day of Action at the Legislature
Monday, March 11, 9:00 a.m.: Labor's Day of Action at the Arizona legislature. Registration 9:00 a.m., activities 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. RSVP is mandatory: Phoenix: firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 631-4488, Tucson: email@example.com or (520) 388-4139. Please contact them for bus transportation from Tempe, Tucson, Winslow, Flagstaff and Kearny. RSVP must be received by February 25. Non-bus transportation: RSVP must be received by March 4. Labor will be providing lunch and materials.
Wednesday, March 13, Noon: Northside Democrats meeting at new location, 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 Randy Parraz, organizer of the Recall Russell Pearce campaign. For more information please contact (520) 297-0095 or visit our web site at www.northsidedems.org.
Fifth Annual Polly Rosenbaum Fundraising Dinner
Thursday, March 14, 6:00 p.m.: The Greenlee County Democratic Party hosts its Fifth Annual Polly Rosenbaum Fundraising Dinner, at the Clifton Schools Cafeteria (Clifton). Keynote speaker is Fred DuVal, a potential candidate for governor. Fred has written several books, has served on the AZ Board of Regents and served as an AZ representative to the Democratic National Committee. He was also a good friend of Polly Rosenbaum's and will have stories we haven't heard about her yet! Tickets are $20.00 per person in advance and $25.00 at the door. For more information and to reserve your tickets, please contact Susan Breen at (602) 525-3686 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the Chase Creek Marketplace or Jeanette West's retro clothing store on Chase Creek.
Thursday, March 14 to Sunday, March 17: La Paz County Fair.
Saturday, March 16, 10:00 a.m.: House Minority Leader Chad Campbell in Sierra Vista, at the Cochise County Democratic Party HQ, 101 E. Fry Blvd. (Sierra Vista). The House Minority Leader, a potential Democratic candidate for governor in 2014, will discuss the Democratic Budget proposal. He will also discuss his ideas to keep our schools and communities safer. For more information please contact HQ at email@example.com or (520) 458-9467.
Saturday, March 16, 3:00 p.m.: Greenlee County and Graham County Democrats are sponsoring an event at the Dept of Health Services Annex, 820 W. Main Street, behind the Courhouse in Safford, AZ. House Minrority Leader Chad Campbell, a potential Democratic candidate for governor in 2014, will give an update on the details and progress of the Democratic state budget proposal. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Breen at email@example.com or (602) 525-3686.
Annual St. Patricks Day Celebration -Save the Date!
Sunday, March 17: LD 9 and LD 10 cohost the Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration at the home of George and Marjie Cunningham, 630 N. Alamo Avenue (Tucson). This is the annual campaign kick-off event for Southern Arizona. Come meet the candidates and socialize with your fellow Democrats. Details TBA.
Wednesday, March 20 to Sunday, March 24: Pinal County Fair.
Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24: 4th Avenue Spring Street Fair, 4th Avenue, Tucson, AZ. For more information please contact 520-624-5004.
Tuesday, March 26: Passover begins at sundown.
Annual Luncheon: I Stand With Planned Parenthood. No Matter What.
Wednesday, March 27, Noon: Planned Parenthood Annual Luncheon, at the Double Tree Hotel at Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way (Tucson). Keynote speaker is bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and social critic, Anna Quindlen. We will honor Toni M. Massaro, Regents' Professor, Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law, and Dean Emerita at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, for her work to protect the rights of women. Ticket price is $75. There are a limited amount of tickets available for a private reception with Ms. Quindlen prior to the luncheon. The reception will be held at the Biltmore from 11:00 am - 11:45 am. Tickets are $150 each. Purchase tickets online at Planned Parenthood Arizona, Inc.
Sunday, March 31: Easter Sunday.
Monday, April 1: MLB Opening Day - 12 games scheduled.
Tuesday, April 2 to Sunday April 7: Yuma County Fair.
Saturday, April 6, 1:00 p.m.: Tombstone Rose Festival Parade.
Wednesday, April 10 to Sunday, April 14: Maricopa County Fair.
Thursday, April 11 to Sunday, April 14: University of Arizona Spring Fling.
Thursday, April 18 to Sunday, April 28: Pima County Fair.
Democratic Women in Action Luncheon
Saturday, April 20, 11:15 a.m.: Democratic Women in Action Luncheon at the Grill on the Green Restaurant, the Canoa Ranch Resort, 5800 Camino Del Sol (Green Valley). Keynote speaker is national Democratic consultant and women's activist Kelly Paisley, who worked with Planned Parenthood to get pro-choice women elected to Congress, and organized the coaltion for the "When Women Vote, We All Win" rally. Buffet style luncheon is $27 per person. Purchase your tickets in advance by sending your check payable to "DeWA" to P.O. Box 114, Green Valley, AZ 85622. For more information please contact (520) 648-0709, or visit our web site at http://azdemocraticwomen.org.