Date: March 16th 2011

                       AUSTIN DEAF EVENTS
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17 March 2011             Issue No. 140         Circulation 1001
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Announcements

NA meeting moved to Friday, March 18th 8:30pm, Faith United Methodist Church, 2701 S Lamar across from Kerby Lane. This week only, due to SXSW.


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

Sections
AAD - Austin Association of the Deaf
AA, NA Meetings
Churches -- http://austindeafevents.com/church.html Monthly Recurring Events (Deaf Coffee Chat, Deaf Seniors, etc.) Movies
Event listings by date

Title index:
2011 Barbara Jordan Media Awards Ceremony 04/16 2011-2012 Miss Deaf Texas Pageant, deadline for application 05/01 ADA Training 03/21
ASL Rocks! 04/12, 13
BBQ Event 03/26
Boots & Bling -- TSD 5th Annual Diamond Event 05/19 Deaf Masquerade Gala in Austin (after Deaf Nation Expo) 04/02 Deaf motorcycle touring 04/16
Deaf Self-Advocacy Training 04/20
Deaf Seniors of Austin 04/07
DEAFensive Driving 04/16
DeafNation Expo Austin 04/16
Does Demanding An Interpreter Work? 03/28 Mass for the Deaf led by Fr. Tom Coughlin 03/20, 04/17, 05/22, 06/19 Miss Deaf Texas Pageant in Houston TX 07/30 National Deaf Disc Golf Championship 05/26-29 2011 St.Patrick's Day Games Party! 03/17
TAD's 46th conference at SWCID in Big Spring TX 06/16-18 Tax preparation help 01/19-04/14
TDI Biennial Conference 06/02-04 2011
The Jungle (SI) 03/23, 30
The Wizard of Oz presented by TSD 04/01, 02

Date index:
01/19-04/14 Tax preparation help
03/17 St.Patrick's Day Games Party!
03/20, 04/17, 05/22, 06/19 Mass for the Deaf led by Fr. Tom Coughlin 03/21 ADA Training
03/23, 30 The Jungle (SI)
03/26 BBQ Event
03/28 Does Demanding An Interpreter Work? 04/01, 02 The Wizard of Oz presented by TSD 04/02 Deaf Masquerade Gala in Austin (after Deaf Nation Expo) 04/03 Auditions for next movie by ASL Films 04/07 Deaf Seniors of Austin
04/12, 13 ASL Rocks!
04/16 2011 Barbara Jordan Media Awards Ceremony 04/16 Deaf motorcycle touring
04/16 DEAFensive Driving
04/16 DeafNation Expo Austin
04/20 Deaf Self-Advocacy Training
05/01 2011-2012 Miss Deaf Texas Pageant, deadline for application 05/19 Boots & Bling -- TSD 5th Annual Diamond Event 05/26-29 2011 National Deaf Disc Golf Championship 06/02-04 2011 TDI Biennial Conference
06/16-18 TAD's 46th conference at SWCID in Big Spring TX 07/30 Miss Deaf Texas Pageant in Houston TX


AAD - Austin Association of the Deaf (Austin Deaf Club) Calendar http://www.austindeafclub.org/events/

Thu Mar 17 3:00 pm St. Patricks Day Games Party Sat Mar 19 8:15 pm Austin Deaf Club Poker League Sat Mar 26 8:15 pm Austin Deaf Club Poker League Fri Apr 1 7:00 pm Mexican Train
Fri Apr 1 8:15 pm Austin Deaf Club Poker League Sat Apr 2 8:00 pm Tingo
Fri Apr 8 8:15 pm Austin Deaf Club Poker League Sat Apr 9 8:00 pm Regular Business Meeting Sat Apr 16 8:15 pm Austin Deaf Club Poker League

$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@austindeafclub.org Newsletter: Melissa Montoya-Calogar (austindeafclubeditor yahoo.com)

ADCPL - Austin Deaf Club Poker League
http://adcpl.austindeafclub.org/Calendar.html


AA and NA MEETINGS (SI)
TCSDHH provides sign language interpreters for the following AA and NA meetings in Austin:

Mondays evenings 5:45-7pm AA Meeting
United Methodist Church, 205 E Monroe

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

Wednesday evenings 5:30-7:00pm NA Meeting First Baptist Church, 901 Trinity, 3rd floor, Adult room #4

Friday evenings 6:00-7:30pm ALANON Meeting St. Catherine Catholic Church, 4800 Convict Hill

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

You can contact the Austin AA Hill County Intergroup at: 24-hour hotline 512-444-0071(v) or http://www.austinaa.org/.

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: http://doda.nefsis.com/doda


CHURCH SERVICES for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Please see http://austindeafevents.com/church.html
MONTHLY RECURRING EVENTS

DEAF SENIORS OF AUSTIN (South Central)--Every 1st Thursday, 1-4pm 03/03 Senior Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca, Austin TX 512-448-0787, TDD: 512-462-2853

Deaf Chat Coffee schedule for Austin area: http://www.deafcoffee.com/html/tx_austin.html Open to everyone (deaf, hearing) with an interest in ASL.

AUSTIN ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF--3rd Saturday each 3rd month, 9a-Noon 3/19 8818 Cullen Ln, Austin TX 78748 Committee: Sally Porter, Brenda Mills, Brenda Oates, Beth Strain

DEAF BLIND COFFEE CHAT
STARBUCKS COFFEE (Central)--Every 3rd Saturday, 6-8pm 3/19 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@dars.state.tx.us); Doug Rollins (sspdbterps gmail.com)

DEAFNESS RESOURCE SPECIALIST available by appointment. TCSDHH, 2201 Post Rd #100, Austin TX 78704. Contact: Brian Determan DeafnessRS7a@dars.state.tx.us or 512-410-1786.


MOVIES

Find captioned movies by zipcode or city at http://captionfish.com/

Captioned movie trailers and search for captioned web videos at http://ccmovies.org/

YouTube captioning at http://captvids.com/

AMC Barton Creek Square 14. 2901 Capital of Texas Hwy. (RWC) ph 306-1991, Auditorium #7. http://movietickets.com/house_detail.asp?house_id=6059

Bob Bullock State History Museum (RWC). 1800 N Congress Ave at Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. IMAX Theatre (some films) and Spirit Theatre http://thestoryoftexas.com/special/site_accessibility.html

Cinemark Tinseltown 17, 5501 IH-35 (OC) S I-35 North Of Stassney Ln. http://www.cinemark.com/

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


Tax Preparation Help
Free (to qualified people) tax preparation help Wednesdays and Thursdays, January 19 - April 14, 3pm – 7pm Community Financial Center, 2600 W Stassney Ln, Austin Tx 78745 http://www.foundcom.org/documents/2011%20ASL%20flier.pdf

ASL interpreters available by appointment!

Community Tax Centers provides free tax preparation to qualified individuals and households. Contact 2-1-1 for more details. We’re here to save you money!

For an appointment call (voice only) 512-610-7376 or email asltaxhelp@foundcom.org.


Parent Sign Language Class Spring 2011
Wednesdays 5:30pm - 7:00pm until May 11, 2011 Texas School for the Deaf
Parent Sign Language Class
Instructor: P.J. Cass-Bertling

March 2, 9, 23, 30
April 6, 20, 27
May 4, 11

Multi-purpose Room in Ford Building

To register email cass.bertling@tsd.state.tx.us or 512-462-5430 and leave a message

Childcare will be provided.


Dallas Stars salute to TAD and the Deaf community March 11, 2011
Info: cindi@deaftexas.org
The Jungle (SI)
Wednesdays, March 16, 23, and 30
Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd, Austin 78722

The Trouble Puppet Theater Company of Austin, Texas, is bringing back its award-winning adaptation of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, March 16-April 3, 2011, and we will have ASL Sign Language interpreters at our Wednesday shows.

Deaf patrons can buy tickets at a 33% discount for Wednesday nights ($10), and educators who bring a student group receive complimentary tickets. We will also host interpreted talkbacks after the Wednesday shows, during which the artistic director, Connor Hopkins, and cast members will answer student questions. (Student and educator discounts are available other nights, though talkbacks are Wednesdays-only.)

If you would like to make reservations, please contact me at kathryn@troublepuppet.com or 512-573-2540.

The Trouble Puppet Theater Company returns with a fully realized production of its award-winning adaptation The Jungle. Funded by a Jim Henson Foundation Project Grant, this season’s production promises to outshine the earlier version that received such accolades.

troublepuppet.com
salvagevanguard.org


St.Patrick's Day Games Party!
Thu, March 17, 3pm – Midnite Austin Deaf Club. 8818 Cullen Ln, Austin TX

Hosted by Alex and Melissa Calogar

Come play some Wii & Poker games!, Eat and celebrate the Irish Day!, Green Keg Beer sold for a Leprechaun buck!, Wear the GREENEST costumes win prizes!, Green Jelloshots for sale!

Games/Dinner Schedule
Wii Games (4-6pm), Bowling/Darts 2-4 players, Irish Dinner (5-7pm), Battles of the Sexes (6-9pm) No Re-buys allowed, Leprechaun Poker (9pm) Re-buys allowed

No Door Admission!
http://www.austindeafclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/St-Patricks-Party-3-17-2011.pdf


ADA Training
Mon, March 21, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Brown Heatly Building, Room 1410 4900 N. Lamar, Austin, Texas.

The Americans with Disabilities Act
ADA Changes and Serving People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Training sponsored by the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

See flyer for details and registration information: http://www.dars.state.tx.us/dhhs/trngmat/adachanges.pdf

Inquiries: 1-800-628-5115 ext 3250 - use the relay option of your choice, if needed.


ABCD - Austin Bass Club of the Deaf
March 26-27, 2011. Start at 6 am.
Choke Canyon

http://austinbassclubdeaf.org/


BBQ Event
Sat, March 26, 5pm - 9pm
8210 South 1st Austin, Texas

Advance ticket $6 per plate; $8 at the door

Sign up for DOOR PRIZE

Raise money for Maranatha Baptist Deaf Church Up coming event: Deaf-Booth (Deaf Nation Expo) Deaf camp in July
DBFA (Deaf Baptist Fellowship Of American)

Bring your friend and the people you know!

Pastor Steve Parker:
865 679 2401 v/t 512-410-6560


The Wizard of Oz presented by TSD
Fri, April 1st and Sat, April 2nd 7pm – 9pm Texas School for the Deaf, R.L. Davis Auditorium

Directed by Russell Harvard.
Based on the book by L. Frank Baum.

Tickets: Student with ID and Senior Citizen $5. Adults $7.

Sponsored by Student Development.
Info: tsd.state.tx.us


Deaf Masquerade Gala in Austin (after Deaf Nation Expo) April 2, 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

DeafGala@gmail.com


Auditions for next movie by ASL Films
Sun, April 3, 1pm – 6pm Austin Association of the Deaf 8818 Cullen Lane Austin, TX 78748

Flyer and description of roles:
http://deafnetwork.com/wordpress/download/508

To get more information or a copy of the script, e-mail Mindy Moore at vwbusmindy@aol.com


ASL Rocks!
Tue, April 12 and Wed April 13, 10am – 10pm ACC Rio Grande Campus, 1212 Rio Grande St, Austin TX 78701

ASL Friends United will be proudly co-hosting ASL Rocks! again this year at Austin Community College. This year we are teaming up with Carnival-ah! to make it even more exciting.

This year award winning actress, writer, director and producer Michelle Banks will be joining us for a performance on Tuesday night at 7pm. Throughout the event, we will also highlight the work of Deaf, ASL and interpreting students from ACC and the community.

Come enjoy this FREE event! Food, Entertainment, Vendors, FUN!


DEAFensive Driving
Sat, April 16, 9:00am – 3:30pm 100 N IH 35 Austin, TX [NW corner of IH35 and Cesar Chavez (Palm School), across from IHOP] Austin, Texas 78704

Cost: $40/lunch included
Registration Deadline: April 8th, 2011


DeafNation Expo Austin
Sat, April 16, 9am - 5pm
Travis County Exposition Center, Luedecke Arena, 7311 Decker Lane, Austin, TX 78724

Free admission and parking.
Free children's activities.

Please visit this link for details and a map: http://deafnation.com/dnexpo/events/austin-tx/


Deaf Motorcycle Event
Sat, April 16, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

More thrills at the Deaf Expo in Austin on April 16, 2011. We will cruise round the town or the hills on weekend.

Hope you catch us before we blast off on the road. Contact us soon.

Fred Goebel silentrumbles@yahoo.com


2011 Barbara Jordan Media Awards Ceremony Sat, April 16, 6pm – 8pm San Jacinto Center, University of Texas, Austin

Each year the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities, in conjunction with local committees throughout the state, accepts nominations for media professionals and students who have produced material for the public which accurately and positively reports on individuals with disabilities, using People First language and respectful depictions.

Hosted by the University of Texas Division of Diversity and Community Engagement in partnership with Bank of America, the University of Texas College of Communications, and the University of Texas Student Government Students with Disabilities Agency. For information, contact Jo Virgil at 512-463-5740; for reservations and sponsorship info, contact Jennifer Wang at the UT Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.

Tickets $25 ($15 for UT students).

http://governor.state.tx.us/disabilities/awards/barbara_jordan_media_awards/


Mass for the Deaf led by Fr. Tom Coughlin Sunday, April 17th, 3pm
St. Ignatius Church. 2305 Euclid Ave, Austin TX 78704

Dates for Fr. Tom Coughlin to lead mass for the Deaf: In the Mother Chapel at 3 pm. Optional: After church there will be social gathering in the Annex. Bring a dish to share.

May 22nd
June 19th: Picnic afterwards

Classes (Communion and Confirmation):
First, second, & forth Sundays each month at 10 am in the Annex next to St. Ignatius Church. 2305 Euclid Ave, Austin TX 78704


Deaf Self-Advocacy Training - Austin
Wednesdays 6pm-8pm: April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25 Travis County Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, 2201 Post Rd, Ste 100 conference room, Austin TX 78704

Commitment to all sessions STRONGLY recommended

Learn what advocacy means and how to best advocate for yourself through a series of workshops designed by Deaf people. Light snacks will be provided, and childcare will be provided upon request. All sessions will be conducted in ASL. Please let us know if you will need an interpreter. Attendance will be limited to 12 people.

To register: Angeline.champagne@co.travis.tx.us or 512-410-1598 (vp)

For more information about session content, contact Shawn.sweet@co.travis.tx

Sponsored by:
Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services Travis County Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing The National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers


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@comcast.net. The latest post is: http://deaftexas.org/wp/blog/2010/11/30/2011-miss-deaf-texas-pageant/.


Boots & Bling -- TSD 5th Annual Diamond Event Thu, May 19, 7pm - 10pm
Hilton Austin, 500 E 4th St, Austin TX

The Texas School for the Deaf Foundation presents "Boots & Bling," The 5th Annual Diamond Event. Get ready to kick up your heels for a brilliant evening of fine dining, exclusive entertainment and fabulous fun!

TSDFDiamondEvent.com


2011 National Deaf Disc Golf Championship May 26-29, 2011

Hosted by Lone Star Deaf Disc Golf Association LSDDGA.com. Registration is now open. Seeking volunteers and now accepting applications. See the site: http://www.tx11.org/.


2011 TDI Biennial Conference
June 2 - 4, 2011
Austin Hyatt Regency Hotel, 208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin TX 78704

ACCESS FOR ALL -TEXAS SIZE! Join us for the 19th Biennial TDI Conference.

Exhibits where you can view and discuss the latest in accessible telecommunications, media and information technologies for people who are deaf, late-deafened, deaf-blind and hard of hearing. Speakers and Workshop presenters providing authoritative information regarding access and technology. Networking Opportunities to mingle with industry representatives, government policy makers, consumers with hearing loss and the TDI Staff and Board. TDI Conference 2011 website:
http://www.tdi-online.org/index_files/2011Conference.htm

TAD's 46th conference at SWCID in Big Spring TX June 16 to 18, 2011 Info: kweldon@howardcollege.edu


Miss Deaf Texas Pageant in Houston TX
July 30, 2011
Info: cindi@deaftexas.org
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