Utah Council Of the Blind -Events Calendar

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October

October Ceramics Class Schedule

This class is open to any blind or visually impaired person in the state of Utah and is currently being held on Wednesdays at the Utah State Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 250 N 1950 W, Salt Lake City, in room 301 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Classes are available 40 weeks of the year. The class will be taking a break for the month of December, and only at the discretion of the instructor. The attendees of this program only pay the cost of the materials needed to complete the projects they choose to make and a $2 per month breakage fee. We have obtained Grants to pay for the cost of the instructor.

Computer & Technology Training Opportunity

The UCB Team Teaching Program is sponsoring computer and technology training opportunities each Wednesday in October from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Tina Terry and Vicki Flake will each present a short lesson, Tina's on the latest adaptive technology and apps, Vicki's on using JAWS for Windows with Microsoft Office (with a focus on Excel in October). Following the lessons there will be an hour of open forum to discuss any computer or technology questions you may have.

There is no cost for this training, but you do need to bring your own computer and/or any other technology with which you desire help. Please check in with Donni in the UCB office when you arrive, and she will direct you to the class location.

DSBVI Open House

Tuesday, October 17th

The Division of Services for the Blind (DSBVI) will be having their annual open house this year on October 17th. This is a tremendous opportunity for our community to see who DSBVI is and the services provided. It is also a great tool for VR and school counselors; teachers of the visually impaired; and others who work with the blind community to encourage prior, current and potential students to meet with staff and see firsthand what services are available. Tours and classroom demonstrations can be RSVP'd between 4:00 pm. - 5:30 pm. Meet & greet will be from 6:45 pm. - 8:00 pm. The special guest speaker, Dr. Ned Lindholm, DSBVI graduate and Professor of Chemistry/Natural Science will speak at 6:00 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Marla Palmer by phone: 801-323-4391 or by email: mpalmer@utah.gov.

White Cane Day!

White Cane Day is on October 18th this year! whitecaneday.org states "the mission of White Cane Day is to educate the world about blindness and how the blind and visually impaired can live and work independently while giving back to their communities, to celebrate the abilities and successes achieved by blind people in a sighted world and to honor the many contributions being made by the blind and visually impaired." So on October 18th, do not forget to celebrate how far we've come and how far we will go as both a blind and deafblind community!

Trip To The LDS Temple

On Saturday, October 21, we will be taking a trip to Cedar City to see the new LDS temple. The tour is at 1 p.m. which should give out-of-towners as much time as possible to reach the tour on time and then get home again before the day is completely over. If you need a ride from the Wasatch front, the cost will be $10. Let us know as soon as possible to help us plan transportation.

We have made reservations at a Cedar City hotel for anyone who wants to go down a day early. The cost for the rooms is $50. Please let us know if you want a room. Otherwise, we will be cancelling these reservations.

The meeting of the Board of Directors October 23

All members are encouraged to participate.

The meetings are at 3:45 p.m. at Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 250 N 1950 W, Suite B, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.

The Board Meeting will be on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 3:45-6:00pm -DSBVI in the Executive Conference Room.



November

Ceramaics class to take a break in November

On November 22 and November 29 Ceramic Classes will be closed for the holiday.

Saturday, November 25: The Messiah, sing along with the Utah Symphony.

We have purchased a limited number of tickets to attend the Utah Symphony's program where we get to all join in singing The Messiah. It will be on the evening of Saturday, November 25, the Saturday right after Thanksgiving. Tickets are only $12 per person. Braille and large print lyrics will be available for anyone purchasing a ticket.

The meeting of the Board of Directors November 27

All members are encouraged to participate.

The meetings are at 3:45 p.m. at Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 250 N 1950 W, Suite B, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.

The Board Meeting will be on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 3:45-6:00pm -DSBVI in the Executive Conference Room.



December

UCB Annual Christmas Party

Saturday, December 2, 2017 in the DSBVI Multipurpose Room

Come to the UCB Annual Christmas party on December 2, 2017 at the Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 250 N 1950 W, Salt Lake City.

This is a family affair. The cost for each person will be $6.00 for those who are from 12 years to adult; those who are from 3 years to 11 years old will be $3.00 dollars each, and those who are under the age of 3 will be free.
We will have a bake sale, which will begin at 11:30, and we are asking for everyone who loves to bake to bring your baked goods and help us raise some much needed funds. We will eat our meal at 12:00 noon. You will be pleased to hear that the meal will be turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, rolls and butter, and pie for dessert. We will have children's activities as well as that special person who children love to see at Christmas time. The meal will be followed by Jordan High School's choir, who will entertain us with beautiful Christmas carols.

In order to make your reservation, you may call the Utah Connection at 801-299-0670 or 1-800-273-4569 and leave your information. Make sure you tell us how many are in your party and the ages of the children as well as if they are male or female for Santa's visit. It is important that you send your check to: UCB, PO Box 1415, Bountiful, UT, 84011-1415.

Your reservation and money must be received no later than November 20, 2017 in order to have the appropriate count for the food. We are sending this announcement out early so you can plan. We will not be able to accept any who call to ask to pay later. So, please get your reservation and money in before the deadline.

We want you all to come and join us in the celebration. The party will run from 11:30 a.m. to about 2:00 p.m.

Ceramaics class to take a break in December

On December 20 and December 27 Ceramic Classes will be closed for the holidays.

The meeting of the Board of Directors December 18

All members are encouraged to participate.

The meetings are at 3:45 p.m. at Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 250 N 1950 W, Suite B, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.

The Board Meeting will be on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 3:45-6:00pm -DSBVI in the Executive Conference Room.



January

The meeting of the Board of Directors January 29

All members are encouraged to participate.

The meetings are at 3:45 p.m. at Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 250 N 1950 W, Suite B, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.

The Board Meeting will be on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 3:45-6:00pm -DSBVI in the Executive Conference Room.



February

The meeting of the Board of Directors February 26

Credit Union for the Blind and Visually Impaired of Utah (CUBVIU formerly UCB Credit Union) Annual Business Meeting: TBD

All members are encouraged to participate.

The meetings are at 3:45 p.m. at Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 250 N 1950 W, Suite B, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.

The Board Meeting will be on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 3:45-6:00pm -DSBVI in the Executive Conference Room.



March

The meeting of the Board of Directors March 26

All members are encouraged to participate.

The meetings are at 3:45 p.m. at Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 250 N 1950 W, Suite B, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.

The Board Meeting will be on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 3:45-6:00pm -DSBVI in the Executive Conference Room.






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