Austin Deaf Events 2010-12-16

From: "Austin Deaf Events" <david@PROTECTED>
Subject: Austin Deaf Events 2010-12-16
Date: December 15th 2010
                       AUSTIN DEAF EVENTS
16 December 2010           Issue No. 135          Circulation 962

  1. TSD Students get message from space.
  2. Go to this link to sign up for Blue Santa for Christmas presents. Please share this information with those who may not have access to computers. Thank you and Happy Holidays!!

3. Work-Based Learning Program Gears Up For Summer 2010 Youth Employment

From the Austin City Connection - The Work-Based Learning Program and Summer Youth Employment by the City of Austin and Travis County Health & Human Services Departments targets youth ages 14 to 17 (14 to 22 for youth with disabilities) who live and attend school in Austin or Travis County. Parents can register youth for Job Readiness Training by calling 512-854-4590.

4. Looking for Deaf Artist to Lead Grant Project - Austin

Student Cultural Art Lobby Project -- Students needs a deaf role model to guide them in the right steps to create cultural art reflecting their personal background.

I am looking for a volunteer who could share at least 1.5 hours a week with the students. We will provide supplies - you provide the role model.

or 512 619 6863

In this issue...
(OC) Open Captions; (SI) Sign Interpreted, (VI) Voice Interpreted

AAD - Austin Association of the Deaf
AA, NA Meetings
Churches -- Monthly Recurring Events (Deaf Coffee Chat, Deaf Seniors, etc.) Movies
Event listings by date

Alphabetic index:
2011-2012 Miss Deaf Texas Pageant, deadline for application 05/01/11 ASL Films Festival for Youth - deadline for submissions 02/01/11 Deaf Masquerade Gala in Austin (after Deaf Nation Expo) 04/16/11 Deaf Mass at St. Ignatius with Fr. Tom McLaughlin 12/19 Deaf Seniors of Austin 01/06
Holiday Party: Swap n’ Scrap - hosted by ASL Families 12/22 Impact Your Mind: Workshop by the Whitworths 02/11-12/11 Miss Deaf Texas Pageant in Houston TX 07/30/11 Structure of ASL -- A workshop presented by Dr Byron Bridges 01/22/11 TAD's 46th conference at SWCID in Big Spring TX 06/16-18/11

Date index:
12/19 Deaf Mass at St. Ignatius with Fr. Tom McLaughlin 12/22 Holiday Party: Swap n’ Scrap - hosted by ASL Families 01/06 Deaf Seniors of Austin
01/22/11 Structure of ASL -- A workshop presented by Dr Byron Bridges 02/01/11 ASL Films Festival for Youth - deadline for submissions 02/11-12/11 Impact Your Mind: Workshop by the Whitworths 04/16/11 Deaf Masquerade Gala in Austin (after Deaf Nation Expo) 05/01/11 2011-2012 Miss Deaf Texas Pageant, deadline for application 06/16-18/11 TAD's 46th conference at SWCID in Big Spring TX 07/30/11 Miss Deaf Texas Pageant in Houston TX

AAD - Austin Association of the Deaf (Austin Deaf Club)
  • $1 for social games.

Happy Hour 7 - 10pm Fridays and Saturdays. Open social: Fridays and Saturdays 7 pm - closing. Admission: Friday $5, Saturday $7

Where: Austin Deaf Club, 8818 Cullen Ln, Austin TX 78748

Social Affairs: Connie Dannels secretary@PROTECTED Newsletter: Melissa Montoya-Calogar (austindeafclubeditor

----------------------- AA and NA MEETINGS ----------------------

TCSDHH provides sign language interpreters for the following AA and NA meetings in Austin:

Mondays evenings 7:00-8:30pm NA Support Group 212 E Monroe

Wednesday evenings 5:30-7:00pm AA Support Group 901 Trinity, 3rd floor, Adult room #4 (First Baptist Church)

Saturday afternoons 11:30am-12:30pm AA Support Group - Women only 601 Bouldin Ave

Saturday afternoons 1:00-2:00pm AA Meeting - Open to all 601 Bouldin Ave

You can contact the Austin AA Hill County Intergroup at: 24-hour hotline 512-444-0071(v) or

Call Travis County Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at 512-854-9221 to request an interpreter for other meeting times.

Also, AA meetings via WebCam led by Deaf and HoH sobriety facilitators:

---------------------------- CHURCH ----------------------------- Church Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Please see:

-------------------- MONTHLY RECURRING EVENTS ------------------- DEAF SENIORS OF AUSTIN (South Central)--Every 1st Thursday, 1-4pm 01/06 Senior Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca, Austin TX 512-448-0787, TDD: 512-462-2853

Deaf Chat Coffee schedule for Austin area: Open to everyone (deaf, hearing) with an interest in ASL.

AUSTIN ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF--3rd Saturday each 3rd month, 9a-Noon 12/18 8818 Cullen Ln, Austin TX 78748
Committee: Sally Porter, Brenda Mills, Brenda Oates, Beth Strain

STARBUCKS COFFEE (Central)--Every 3rd Saturday, 6-8pm 12/18 3706 Guadalupe St, Austin TX 78705 (corner of Guadalupe and 38th Street)

Please join our growing Deaf Blind Chat for drinks, snacks and fun chatting. Every month we see both new and familiar faces, and we welcome signers of all skill level, so tell your friends, family and classmates about us, too!

Host: DeafBlind Apt Program staff (DeafblindApartmentProgram@PROTECTED); Doug Rollins (sspdbterps

Tue Jan 11 1pm - 4pm (Monthly at 1pm on the second Tuesday) TCSDHH, 2201 Post Rd #100, Austin TX 78704 Contact: Brian Determan DeafnessRS7a@PROTECTED

---------------------------- MOVIES ----------------------------- Find captioned movies by zipcode or city, state with this link:

Captioned movie trailers and search for captioned web videos.

YouTube Captioning

AMC Barton Creek Square 14. 2901 Capital of Texas Hwy. (RWC) ph 306-1991, Auditorium #7.

Bob Bullock State History Museum (RWC)
1800 N Congress Avenue at Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd IMAX Theatre (some films) and Spirit Theatre

Cinemark Tinseltown 17, 5501 IH-35 (OC) S I-35 North Of Stassney Ln, Austin TX 78744

Regal Gateway Stadium 16, 9700 Stonelake Blvd - 343-5480 (OC) For show times go to and follow the links to the theatres, or call theaters for details.

Deaf Mass at St. Ignatius with Fr. Tom McLaughlin Sun, December 19, 2pm – 6pm
St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church, 2305 Euclid Ave, Austin TX 78704

Wonderful news: Deacon Patrick has made arrangements that we will have our mass with Fr. Tom in the big church on Sunday, Dec. 19th @ 3 pm! So there will be more “leg room” for us.

There will be confessions starting at 2 pm. We will begin mass at 3 pm on time. We need to be on time because there will be another group doing mass after us so please be aware of this.

We will have potluck in the church dining and living rooms after mass. The church dining and living rooms is in the church annex which right next to the church, just follow everyone.

If you would like to participate in the gift exchange, it is $10 gift value and for adults only. This is optional.

Children will receive homemade stockings stuffed with surprises.

Sarah J. Bannon, Liaison, Deaf Ministry St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church
2305 Eculid Ave, Austin, TX 78704
(512)861-2972 VP Only

Holiday Party: Swap n’ Scrap - hosted by ASL Families Wed, December 22, 12pm – 4pm
Gateway Community Center, Austin TX

Scrap - Craft tables with volunteers will guide you and your children through fun activities. Get some great ideas for how you can reuse and recycle events into neat little gifts for family and friends.

Swap - Bring clothes, toys, and household items that you no longer want - make room for the new stuff from holiday gifts! Pick up some clothes, toys, and other items for yourselves. Whatever’s leftover will go to charity and homeless shelters.

Eat & Drink - Fill your tummy with warm food during those cold days. Coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and sweet or savory crepes will be served by Crepe Crazy.


Structure of ASL -- A workshop presented by Dr Byron Bridges Sat, January 22, 2011, 9am – 4pm
ACC’s Highland Business Center, Rm 301, 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin TX 78752

Understanding the structure of ASL is a tool every interpreter, teacher and student must have in their bag of tricks. Many interpreters and teachers use sign language, but they don’t know where to find nouns, verbs, adjectives, or adverbs in ASL. Why can the sign DEAF go either way? How does ASL Syntax work? What’s the difference between numbers and numerical incorporation? In this workshop we will be studying phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics and semantics in ASL. This workshop will help everyone fully understand what’s “inside” ASL.

Come join us and begin to understand why you sign the way you do.

Cost: (no refunds)
$40 if mailed by January 17, 2010
$50 at the door

Make checks payable to “Byron Bridges”, include your email address, and mail to: Byron Bridges
5310 Presidio Rd
Austin TX 78745

.7 RID and BEI CEUs provided

TSID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This professional Studies program is offered for .7 CEUs at the Extensive Knowledge Level.

Questions or special accommodations needed? Phone: 512-284-5995 or email: pahasl@PROTECTED

TAD board meeting in Austin
Jan 22, 2011

NAD board meeting in Austin, too!

ASL Films Festival for Youth
Deadline: February 1, 2011

ASL Film Fest for Youth is a non-profit organization dedicated to showing the best in culturally diverse, authentic programming for youth screenings and opportunities for young filmmakers to network with industry professionals and each other.

Young filmmakers in middle school and high school can submit short films (3-10 minutes) in different genres such as narrative, documentary, animation, music, and experimental.

Impact Your Mind: Workshop by the Whitworths Fri, Feb. 11 - Sat, Feb. 12, 2011, 9am – 5pm Westlake Hills at Rockpark Place

These workshops will introduce online tools and training that can be leveraged by individuals to improve productivity and accomplish goals for their business, careers and personal lives. Learn how you can invoice clients, manage projects, collaborate on documents, get the best out of Google and more.

Taught in ASL by Internet pros.

See flyer for pricing and more detail.

Deaf Masquerade Gala -- postponed
Was February 12, now moved to April 16th. Please see below.
Dallas Stars salute to TAD and the Deaf community March 11, 2011

Info: cindi@PROTECTED

Deaf Masquerade Gala in Austin (after Deaf Nation Expo) April 16, 2011
Location to be determined . . .

The Texas Association for the Deaf and Miss Deaf Texas Pageant Committee host a Deaf Masquerade Gala in Austin.

Tickets: $50 per person, $95 per couple by December 31, 2010 $70 per person, $135 per couple after December 31, 2010

Attire: Black Tie


Apply for the 2011-2012 Miss Deaf Texas Pageant Deadline: May 1, 2011

Texas Association for the Deaf wants to give YOU an opportunity.

Here are the requirements to participate: * Female
* Never have been married
* Never have borne a child
* United States Citizen
* Never been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony * Hearing loss must meet the requirements of 65-decibel or more * Resident of Texas for at least 1 year * Age Range is from 18 to 30 by July 1, 2012 * It is suggested to use Sign Language

It is not a beauty pageant but a Scholarship pageant. Miss Deaf Texas Pageant & Retreat will held in Houston on July 27-30, 2011.

The future Miss Deaf Texas winner will represent our proud state and participate for Miss Deaf America title in Louisville, Kentucky in 2012.

Please let Amanda Tuite know if you are interested in sponsoring the Miss Deaf Texas pageant.

Please email MDAP Director Amanda Tuite MrsTuite@PROTECTED. The latest post is:

TAD's 46th conference at SWCID in Big Spring TX June 16 to 18, 2011

Info: kweldon@PROTECTED

Miss Deaf Texas Pageant in Houston TX
July 30, 2011

Info: cindi@PROTECTED

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