Our Events

What we have going on this year!

Louis Braille was born in France on January 4th, 1804. At age three, Louis suffered an accident that resulted in him losing his vision. While enrolled at the Royal Institute for Blind Youth, Louis was exposed to the French army’s night writing system. Seeing the potential night writing could have for blind people, Louis adapted its dots and dash system into a six celled code. This code would become the foundation for the Braille code that is used by blind people around the world. Louis Braille died on January 6th, 1852, but his legacy lives on in the millions of people who achieved literacy and success because of his code. 

That’s right, show off your confidence strolling through a pumpkin patch or maybe even a corn maze. Either or, you are sure to have fun squashing goals!

Time: 9:00 am to noon
Location: Marana pumpkin patch
14950 N. Trico Rd. Marana, AZ

Lunch will be provided. Families are invited!

Learn the blindness skills you need to live the life you earned at Saavi’s L.I.F.E. Retreat

If you are over the age of 55 and you are experiencing vision loss, the “Living Independently through Foundational Experiences” Retreat is for you! Come gain the skills and resources to independently live the life that you have earned through basic nonvisual skills training, community experiences and positive group connection.

Participants will receive nonvisual training in assistive technology, Braille, cane travel, independent living skills and health and wellness activities. Additionally, participants can look forward to social group activities such as audio described movie nights, karaoke, bingo, bowling etc.


Tucson at Saavi Services for the Blind, October 3rd – 7th

Phoenix at Saavi Services for the Blind, October 17th – 21st


Flagstaff, Location TBD, November 14th through 18th

Mohave County, Location TBD, January 23rd – 27th

Read through our Seniors LIFE Retreat flyer for more information about cost, eligibility and how to register, or please contact Felicia Vazquez at fvazquez@saavi.us or 520-795-1331 ext. 256 to do the intake form.

If you have questions and need additional information about our ILB services, please contact:

Mohammed Falah
Itinerant Services and Independent Living Blind Manager
520-795-1331 ext. 233

Join us for the most spooktacular event of the season. We will be carving pumpkins, trick-O-treating, and haunted house escaping!

Time: 11:00-2:00
Location: 2920 N. 7th Street,
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Guaranteed to be a howling good time! Games, trick-or-treating and a brand new haunted cemetery to find your way out of! bwahaha!

Time: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Saavi 3350 E. Grant Rd.

Families are invited!

Let the Fall festivities continue. Enjoy the Fall breeze and autumn leaves as we spend our day filled with loads of fun pumpkin picking,navigating a corm maze, and much more.

Time: 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.
Location: Meet at Saavi: 2920 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Mortimer Farms: 12907 AZ-169, Dewey, AZ 86327

This field trip will be out of town. Transportation is provided. If families need transportation, please contact Hiris Vela at hvela@saavi.us or call (480) 955-0253 two weeks in advance, if possible, to allow time for planning.

Join us for a grand house warming! We have a new home and we want to show it off!

Time: 2:00 to 6:00
Location: Saavi 33550 E. Grant Rd.

Everyone is invited!

We’ve been having so much fun. Let’s keep that up and practice our skills with fun braille, O&M, and cooking activities!

Time: 11:00-1:00
Location: 2920 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Students and Siblings, Lunch will be provided

It’s not just about sugar skulls or fanciful skeletons, it’s a culture. Join us for some cool learning, crafts and more.

Time: 11:00 to 2:00
Location: Saavi 3350 E. Grant Rd.

Lunch will be provided. Students and siblings are welcome!

Pumpkin pie, apple pie, turkey, mashed potatoes…. Does that wing a bell? Anyway, all jokes aside Thanksgiving Day is almost here. Join us for pie baking, fall arts and crafts, and games. Families are welcome to join us for a Saavi Thanksgiving Feast.

Time: 10:00-1:00 Fall festivities (Students and siblings only)
1:00-2:00 Saavi Thanksgiving Feast (Parents may join)
Location: 2920 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014 Families invited.

Please RSVP to Hiris Vela at hvela@saavi.us or call (480) 955-0253 one week in advance to allow time for planning.

Join us for bushels of fun at our first annual Fall Festival. Corn hole, scarecrows, and pie… oh my!

Time: 11:00 to 3:00
Location: Saavi 3350 E. Grant Rd.

Lunch will be provided. Families are invited!

Details of this event will be announced as soon as they roll out. We will celebrate the holidays with our NFB family.

Location: Saavi 3350 E. Grant Rd.

Families are invited!

Let it snow…. In Phoenix? Well not quite, but let’s get into the holiday spirit as we ice skate at CityScape! More information will be shared closer to event date.

We will be joining our Phoenix kiddos for a day on the ice. Details will be shared as soon as they roll out! Transportation can be provided.

Please contact Roxanne Torres, rtorres@saavi.us, (520) 336-4586 to reserve a spot.

Try to make your reservation at least 3 days before the event please. Also, please rsvp at least 3 days in advance. This helps plan for food and stuff!

The Integrated Employment – Cultivating a Culture of Strengths conference provided information critical to fostering a culture of asset-based employment by bringing together employers, community partners, families, and consumers who are blind and/or those who have other disabilities. The overall purpose of this conference was for persons with disabilities to gain information to help them transition to competitive, integrated employment settings where they can work in positions that play to their strengths and allow them to earn a competitive wage.

Read more here our IEC 2021 page.

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