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Political Calendar For The Week of September 29, 2013:
Sunday, September 29, 2:00 p.m.: (New Day) Legislative District 11 meeting, at the Mountain Vista Unitarian Universalist Church, 3601 W. Cromwell Drive (Tucson). For more information please contact Jo Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.
Sunday, September 29, 2:00 p.m.: The Coconino County Democratic Party hosts a Champagne & Chocolates Fashion Show, at Thornagers in Equestrian Estates, 2640 W. Kiltie Lane (Flagstaff). Fashions from Flagstaff's best known fashion houses, featuring Flagstaff models. Tickets are $5 per person, available at Splenid Things or the coconino County Demcoratic Party HQ, 201 E. Birch Avenue, Suite A, Flagstaff AZ 86001. Please make checks payable to "CCDEMS." Please RSVP to Victoria Havilland at (928) 774-2649.
Monday, September 30, 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 Shasta McManus, Executive Director of the Pima County Democratic Party, Jason Ground, Communications Director, and Emily Verdugo, Outreach Director, for an “Update on the Party.” Next Week: Leslie Ethan, Director of the Office of Conservation & Sustainable Development, on “How Sustainable is Tucson?”
Tuesday, October 1, 5:30 p.m.: The Foothills Forum “End of Summer Mixer,” at The Shanty, 401 E. 9th Street (at 4th Avenue). We will use this networking event as a kick off for our Fall series of educational forums. Our goal is to reach a broad cross section of people from the Tucson area. Free admission, cash bar. For more information email email@example.com or call (520) 477-1093.
Wednesday, October 2 - Sunday, October 6: Rex Allen Days, at 1500 N. Circle I Road (Willcox). 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. Visit Website.
Wednesday, October 2, 6:00 p.m.: Drinking Liberally, at The Shanty, 401 E. 9th Street (at 4th Avenue). Featured speaker is Rep. Stefanie Mach (D-LD 10). An informal, inclusive progressive social group, and lively discussion. Contact: www.livingliberallytucson.org.
Friday, October 4, 5:00 p.m.: LD 28 Oktoberfest fundraiser, at the home of Jim and Roberta Pederson. For more information please contact Lois Pfau at firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 997-9746.
Friday, October 4 to Sunday, October 6: Coolidge Days - Coolidge, AZ. Pinal County Democrats are tabling voter registration at Coolidge Park, 131 W. Pinkley Avenue, on Saturday, October 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information please contact email@example.com.
Saturday, October 5, 8:00 a.m.: Legislative District 2 Par-Tee Miniature Golf tournament, at Triple Play minature golf course, 1570 W. Duval Mine Road (Green Valley). 8:00 a.m. registration/continental breakfast. 9:00 a.m. shotgun start. 10:30 a.m. 50/25/25 raffle, prizes for best golfer and a hole-in-one. Tickets are only $25. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Please make checks payable to "LD 2 Pima Dems" and mail to: Rick Ringler, P.O. Box 2782, Tucson, AZ 85702. For more information please contact Marla Daugherty at (520) 594-5265.
Saturday, October 5, 10:00 a.m.: Greater Huachuca Area Democrats Club meeting, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 798 State Highway 92, Sierra Vista. The program: “Our Water, what is going to happen to it, and who is going to get it”. Guest speaker is Tricia Gerrodette, a plaintiff in the lawsuit involving water permits for new housing developments. For more information please contact Joy Mims, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, October 5, 10:00 a.m.: National Day of Action: Arizona March for Dignity & Respect, starting at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 909 E. Washington Street (Phoenix). This march is in support of comprehensive immigartion reform. For more information please call (520) 884-8100 or follow us on twitter @SEIUarizona and #Dignity4az.
Saturday, October 5 - Sunday, October 6 (continuing): Oktoberfest on Mount Lemmon, 10300 Ski Run Road, Mt. Lemmon (Tucson). 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: Continues Oct. 12-13, 2013. No dogs admitted, please. Visit Website.
Saturday, October 5, 6:00 p.m.: Foothills Democrats (Scottsdale) Fall Round-Up, at Greasewood Flat, 27375 Alma School Pkwy. (1/2 mile south of Dynamite), Scottsdale. Western buffet meal. $30 per person, cash bar, and music. Come and enjoy. To RSVP go to: http://www.foothillsdemocrats.org/Events or call 602-765-9315. Reservations must be in by Tue. October 01.
For additional political calendar items see the Arizona Democratic Party: Calendar.
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, October 7, 6:00 p.m.: (Special time) Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting. Presentation by Andrea Witte from Connect The Dots on "Obamacare and the American Healthcare Crazy Quilt" prior to the business meeting.
Tuesday, October 8, 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.
Wednesday, October 9, 11:30 a.m.: Foothills Democrats (Scottsdale) Policy & Politics Luncheon, with special guest Felecia Rotellini, at the Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale. Members $25 per person, Nonmembers $27.50. To RSVP go to: http://www.foothillsdemocrats.org/Events or call 602-765-9315.
Wednesday, October 9, Noon: Northside Democrats meeting at 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 Don Jorgensen, Pima County Democratic Party Chair. For more information please contact (520) 297-0095 or visit our web site at www.northsidedems.org.
Thursday, October 10 - Sunday, October 13: Graham County Fair.
Thursday, October 10 - Sunday, October 13: The 2013 Tucson Oktoberfest will be held at the Rillito Downs Race Track, 4502 N. 1st Avenue. (Tucson). Tucson Oktoberfest | Facebook.
Friday, October 11 - Sunday, November 3: Arizona State Fair.
Friday, October 11 - Sunday, October 13: 25th Annual Patagonia Fall Festival - Patagonia AZ. Outdoor festival of music, art and food, 125 exhibitors, a silent auction, children’s rides and activities.
Friday, October 11 - Sunday, October 13: Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival 2013 at El Presidio Park, 160 W. Alameda Street, downtown Tucson. Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival celebrates the living traditional arts and everyday expression of our multi-national regions’ folk and ethnic communities for three days in downtown Tucson.
Saturday, October 12, 9:30 a.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats "drop in" meeting, at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Featured speaker is Tucson City Councilwoman Karin Uhlich. For more information please contact Luci Messing at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 591-7615.
Saturday, October 12, 10:00 a.m.: Mule Mountain Democratic Club Annual Scholarship Rummage Sale, at the Farmer's Market in Vista Park (Bisbee). Donations are now being solicited by MMD Treasurer, Sandy Hummingbird at (520) 432-7305.
Saturday, October 12, 1:30 p.m.: Sun City/Vistoso Democrats meeting, at the Social Hall Activity Center, 1563 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. (Oro Valley). For more information please contact Ben Love at (520) 825-8064.
Saturday, October 12, 3:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area meeting, at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. Featured speaker is Nancy LaPlaca addressing energy issues. For more information please contact email@example.com or visit our website at Gvdemocrats.org.
Saturday, October 12: 36th Annual Pride in The Desert, at Armory Park, 2500 E. Ajo Way (Tucson). Tucson Pride's signature event at Armory Park features live entertainment, more than 100 exhibitors, the ever-popular IBT's Drag Depot, a dance tent, fun for the kids, and more. Free admission. Visit Website.
Saturday, October 12, - Sunday, October 13: Butterfield Overland Stage Days in Benson. The two day Butterfield Rodeo will be held at the Arena Bar on Prickly Pear Avenue. For more information go to: http://bensonbutterfieldrodeo.com/. The Benson Overland Stage Festival and Car Show is on Sunday at Lions Park (Adams and Flint).
Monday, October 14: Columbus Day (observed).
Tuesday, October 15, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo Del Sol Country Club, 2770 E. St. Andrews Drive, (Sierra Vista). Featured speaker is Charles Flanagan, who will speak about juveniles, females, and privatization in AZ prisons. The lunch is $15.00. Please reserve your seat with Patricia Hickey at 520-459-1054 or 520-456-5596 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, October 15, 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 email@example.com or like us on Copa City Dems | Facebook.
Tuesday, October 15, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 896-9054.
Tuesday, October 15, 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 email@example.com or (520) 297-3539.
Tuesday, October 15, 7:00 p.m.: (Special Date) Democrats of Oro Valley meeting, at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive (SE corner at La Cañada). Featured speaker is David Garcia, candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction. 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/.
Wednesday, October 16, 5:30 p.m.: (Special Date) Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. Featured speaker is Congressman Ron Barber. For more information please contact Martin Bacal at (520) 326-2716.
Wednesday, October 16, 5:30 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party meeting, at Pinal County Democratic Party HQ, 350 N. Main Street (Florence). Pot Luck at 5:30 p.m. meeting at 7:00 p.m. For more information please contact email@example.com or (520) 868-0072.
Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 p.m.: The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce co-sponsor a Tucson City Council Candidate Forum, at Temple Emanu-el, 225 N. Country Club Road (Tucson). The forum will be moderated by Rabbi Cohon.
Thursday, October 17: Tucson City Council Election: General Election vote-by-mail ballots mailed to voters.
Thursday, October 17, 6:30 p.m.: (Special Date) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 791-2965.
Friday, October 18 - Sunday, October 20: 84th Annual Helldorado Days in Tombstone.
Friday, October 18, 2:00 p.m.: Democratic Women in Action meeting, at the Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive (Green Valley). Featured speaker is Kate Sabine, Executive Director of NARALPro-Choice AZ. For more information please contact Laurie Cirrincione at email@example.com or (520) 625-3133, or visit our website Democratic Women in Action.
Saturday, October 19 - Sunday, October 20: Willcox Wine Country Festival at the historic Railroad Park in downtown Willcox.
Saturday, October 19, 10:00 a.m.: Juan Bautista de Anza Day in Tubac. A living history celebration of the Indian, Mexican and Spanish Colonial periods, living history demonstrations, period costumes, street theater, folklorico dancers, mariachi music, musket demonstration and children’s activities, food.
Cochise County Democratic Party's Annual Harvest Hoedown Picnic
Saturday, October 19, 10:00 a.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party's annual Harvest Hoedown Picnic, at the home of Victor and Susan Walker, 1708 Camino Rancho, Sierra Vista. Special guest speaker: Former AZ Senator Paula Aboud, Founder of “Women Ignited Now (W.I.N.) and producer of the film “Vote!” Topic: “Arizona Women Want Freedom!” Please join us for fun, food and friendship as we prepare for the 2014 election season. Requested donation $15.00 per person or $25.00 per family will get you brats, veggie burgers, potato salad, beans, chips, soda, and shop our Silent Auction. RSVP to Pat Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (520) 249-5228.
Tuesday, October 22, 11:30 a.m.: Blue Tuesdays Luncheon Forum, at the Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden (Scottsdale). If you plan to attend, and you WANT TO EAT LUNCH, you MUST RSVP at email@example.com or call Saralee at 480-946-0557 so we can order your lunch! Please RSVP EARLY! $20.00 Cash only. If you want to attend, but don't want lunch, you might RSVP anyway, as attendance has been increasing lately.
Thursday, October 24, 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.
Thursday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.: Heritage Highlands/Dove Mountain Democrats meeting, at the Heritage Highlands Clubhouse, 4949 West Heritage Club Boulevard (Marana). For more information please contact Sandra Tiffany at email@example.com.
Friday, October 25, 6:00 p.m.: LD 14 Democrats meeting, at the Benson City Council Chambers, 120 W. 6th Street (Benson). LD14 Democratic Committee invites people from LD14 (and beyond) to join us to hear two great guest speakers on two very important topics: Mike Holmes, formerly an advocate at Imagine Greater Tucson, a non-profit focused on responsible growth of the Tucson area, currently Southern Arizona Director for “Arizona Forward.” See http://www.valleyforward.org Also, Morris Farr, from Sonoita, AZ, vice president for “Save Our Scenic Santa Ritas,” will speak about effects of the controversial Rosemont Mine slated to be built in LD14, in the Santa Rita Mountains.
Burritos & Champagne!
Friday, October 25, 6:00 p.m.: The Yuma County Democratic Party hosts Burritos & Champagne, at Ray and Val Drysdale's, 3011 Arizona Avenue (Yuma). Cocktails at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 from Yuma County Democratic Party HQ, 1314 S. Fifth Avenue, Ste. C (Yuma), or at the door. Meet your candidates and elected officlals. Live bluegrass music from Ligurta Underpass. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (928) 783-4673.
Saturday, September 28, 10:00 a.m.: Northern Cochise County Democratic Club meeting, in Wilcox. For more information please contact Kathy or Mark Suagee at (520) 586-9153.
LD 23 Dancing With The Dems "Fun-Raiser"
Saturday, October 26, 6:00 p.m.: LD 23 Dancing With The Dems "Fun-Raiser," at the Karsten Golf Club, 1125 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. (Tempe). Dance the night away with the Scottsdale & Fountain Hills Dems and our invited Democratic Stars: Felecia Rotellini, Heather Macre, Andrew Sherwood,Ginny Dickey, Jon Ryde. Tickets are $30/per person, and dance with your favorite Star by donating $10 for 1 dance or 3 dances for $25. Food and light beverages (cash bar) are included with your admission. To purchase tickets go to: tinyurl.com/dancewithd23.For more inforamtion please contact Joan Jaynes at email@example.com or 602-228-2756.
Sunday,October 27, 2:00 p.m.: (New Day) Legislative District 11 meeting, at the Mountain Vista Unitarian Universalist Church, 3601 W. Cromwell Drive (Tucson). For more information please contact Jo Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.
Monday, October 28, 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.
Thursday, October 31: Halloween.
Tuesday, November 5: Tucson City Council General Election. All voted ballots must be in the possession of the City Clerk by 7:00 p.m.
DCSRA 'Painting Arizona Blue' Annual Fundraising Dinner and Auction
Thursday, November 7, 5:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area hosts its annual fundraising dinner and auction, at the Lavender Retaurant, 77 E. Paseo de Golf (Green Valley). Celebrity Auctioneer Tucson Mayor Jonthan Rothschild. Cost per person: Basic $75, Sponsor $100, Patron $200. Please make check payable to "DCSRA" and mail to: DSCRA, P.O. Box 131, Green Valley, AZ 85614 or order secure online at https://secure.actblue.com/page/dcsra-2013auction. For more information please contact Miriam Lindmeier at email@example.com, or call (520) 207-5198.
Saturday, November 9, 6:00 p.m.: LD 17 Bowling Night fund raiser, at the AMF McCray Plaza Lanes, 3825 W. Ray Road (Chandler). Save the date for the 1st Annual LD17 Bowling night. Further details to follow. For more information please contact Mary Thornton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 895-3261.
Monday, November 11: Veteran's Day (observed).
Wednesday, November 13, Noon: Northside Democrats meeting at 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 Russell Lowes, Director of SafeEnergyAnalyst.org. For more information please contact (520) 297-0095 or visit our web site at www.northsidedems.org.
Saturday, November 16: Arizona Democratic Party Fall State Committee Meeting in Phoenix. Details TBA.
Wednesday, November 27: Hannukak begins at sundown, lasts for eight nights.
Thursday, November 28: Thanksgiving Day.