Austin Deaf Events 2013-05-02

From: "Austin Deaf Events" <david@PROTECTED>
Subject: Austin Deaf Events 2013-05-02
Date: May 3rd 2013
                       AUSTIN DEAF EVENTS
2 May 2013                Issue No. 183          Circulation 1088

Happy holidays for May 2013:
Cinco de Mayo, Sunday May 5
Mother's Day, Sunday May 12
Armed Forces Day, Saturday May 18
Pentecost, Sunday May 19
Pentecost, Monday May 20
Memorial Day, Monday May 27


Our respects and condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Nathie Marbury 1944-April 15, 2013.

Bethany Lutheran Church at 3701 West Slaughter Lane in Austin now provides interpreters * on request * at their 9:30 a.m. service. The service is a contemporary worship service.

If you would like to have an interpreter when you attend Bethany, please call the church by noon on the Thursday prior to the Sunday you want to attend and ask for an interpreter. They will then contact their interpreter service and schedule an interpreter for you. The church phone number is 512-292-8778. It is a voice number, so please call through a relay service.

In this issue...
(OC) Open Captions; (SI) Sign Interpreted, (SI*) Sign Interpreted if requested in advance; (VI) Voice Interpreted

AAD - Austin Association of the Deaf
AA and NA Meetings
Churches -- Recurring Events: ASL Happy Hour, Deaf Coffee Chat, Deaf Seniors, Poker, Visual Yoga Movies
Event listings by title and by date

Date index:
05/03 Fuddruckers fundraiser for Deaf Women United Conference 05/09 How to Build a Home Drip Irrigation System (SI) 05/10 Travis High School American Sign Language Spring Show 05/15 Ranger Stampede 5K and 1 mail walk/run 05/23 Annual Diamond Chef's Gala "Boots & Bling!" 06/08 DEAFensive driving
06/13 Green Thumb Series: What's Eating My Plants (SI

Title index:
Annual Diamond Chef's Gala "Boots & Bling!" 05/23 DEAFensive driving 06/08
Fuddruckers fundraiser for Deaf Women United Conference 05/03 Green Thumb Series: What's Eating My Plants (SI) 06/13 How to Build a Home Drip Irrigation System (SI) 05/09 Ranger Stampede 5K and 1 mail walk/run 05/15 Travis High School American Sign Language Spring Show 05/10

AAD - Austin Association of the Deaf (Austin Deaf Club) Events

Fridays 7pm - 1am, Saturdays 7pm - 2am. Happy Hour 7 - 10pm Fridays and Saturdays for members only. Admission: $5 for non-members
Where: Austin Deaf Club, 8818 Cullen Ln, Austin TX 78748

Social Affairs: Marilyn Swanson, AADsecretary@PROTECTED Newsletter: Deb Kuglitsch, austindeafclub@PROTECTED

ADCPL - Austin Deaf Club Poker League (every Friday till May 2013)

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

Mon 6:00-7:30pm: AA, Grace United Methodist, 205 E Monroe Tues 7:30-9:00pm: NA, All Saints Episcopal dining hall, 209 W 27th Wed 5:30-7:00pm: AA, Cherry Creek Plaza main entrance, 5700 Manchacha Rd Sat 7:00-8:30pm: NA, Christ's Workshop Bldg, 212 E Monroe Sat 8:00-9:30pm: AL-ANON, Timberline Office Condos Bldg 7-#703, 2525 Wallingwood

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 SERVICES for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Please see

Austin Deaf Club Poker League:

BedPost Confessions (SI)--05/16 Every 3rd Thursday 8-10:30p The ND, A block east of I-35 at Brushy & East 5th, Austin TX

Note new day ...
DEAF SENIORS OF AUSTIN (South Central)--06/05 Every 1st Wednesday, 1-4pm 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.


  • STARBUCKS COFFEE (Central)-- 05/18 Every 3rd Saturday. 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!
  • Hosts: Hosts: Staci Miller and Doug Rollins doug.rollins@PROTECTED

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

Saturdays Noon - 1 pm
Total Wellness Austin, 4220 West William Cannon (between Randall's and PTerry's), Ste 130, Austin TX 78749 A yoga class in ASL only. Deaf people, ASL students, Interpreting students, people with knowledge in ASL are all welcome. $20/drop-in.


Find captioned movies by zipcode or city:

Captioned movie trailers and search for captioned web videos:

Find subtitled movies and shows on Netflix and iTumes.

REI Austin-Downtown Outdoor School Classes (SI) REI, 601 N Lamar Blvd, Austin TX 78703

REI Austin-Downtown Outdoor School Classes offers free, sign interpreted classes. For details and to register see:

5/7/2013 LGBT Travel
5/9/2013 Backpacking Basics
5/22/2013 Camp Cooking Basics
6/4/2013 Benefits of "Barefoot Walking" 6/11/2013 The Diversity of Ghana
6/17/2013 Lightweight Backpacking Basics 6/25/2013 Nature's Gym: Triathlon Basics

Fundraiser to support 2013 Deaf Women United Conference Friday, May 3, 2013 from 11 am to 11 pm Fuddruckers, 4024 S Lamar Blvd, Austin TX 78704

Come eat at Fuddruckers.....
Proceeds of this event will benefit
2013 Deaf Women United Conference
Hosted by Deaf Women of Texas

Lake Windfall (ASL movie)
Friday May 3 and Saturday May 4, 8pm both days Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 S Congress Ave, Austin TX 78704

$10 (or $13 includes drink and popcorn) Buy tickets at the door - first come, first served - or pay early to secure seats by using PayPal to news@PROTECTED.

A portion of all proceeds will be donated to TSD JrNAD.

A portrait of interactions between deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing people, focusing on five characters in a post-apocalyptic setting. Told with humor and emotion, the film takes an authentic look at three different types of hearing loss experiences. While navigating through this tale of awareness and survival, both hearing and deaf will realize how critical effective communication is to our collective survival.

Travis High School American Sign Language Spring Show Friday, May 10th Time: 7:00pm
Travis High School, 1211 E Oltorf Rd, Austin TX 78704 512.414.2527 v

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND ... The performance of music with the beauty of sign language. ASL students will be performing selected songs that they have translated and interpreted for the school-campus and community at large.

Cost: Donations accepted

Fr. Tom Coughlin to Lead Mass for the Deaf Mother Chapel, St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church, 120 W. Oltorf Ave, Austin TX 78704 Dates: Sunday 3pm May 19

Info: Deaf Ministry deafministry@PROTECTED
Scroll down and look for the Deaf Ministry icon on the left.

Annual Diamond Chef's Gala "Boots & Bling!" Thursday, May 23, 2013, 6 pm
Hilton Austin, 500 E 4th St, Austin TX

Come Kick up Your Heels at the Annual Diamond Chef's Gala "Boots & Bling!" An evening of wine-paired fine dining, entertainment and fun. All funds support the Texas School for the Deaf! Giving Deaf students an opportunity to shine.

This event supports Work and College Readiness programs for Texas students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Presented by the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) Foundation – KICK UP YOUR HEELS for TSD’s 7th Annual Diamond Chef’s Gala – a student prepared, multi-course banquet with wine pairings, silent and live auctions, and “Boots & Bling” themed fun.

Hilton Diamond Chef, Mark Dayanandan, gives a select group of TSD culinary students the opportunity to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the back of the house of the renowned Hilton-Austin – working alongside Dayanandan on his signature, locally sourced, gourmet creations for more than 200 special guests.

The annual Diamond Chefs Gala showcases the talents of TSD students and celebrates the rich history of TSD’s 150+ years of providing an exemplary education, tools and experiences to Texas’ students, ages 0-22, who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Proceeds will support the Texas School for the Deaf, and the approximate 5,000 deaf and hard of hearing Texas children, their families, professionals, and the networks of support that hold us all together.

Generously sponsored by: Hilton-Austin, Ste. Michelle Wineries, CSD, Image Microsystems, The DiMare Family, Purple, Sorenson VRS, Z-VRS, Auction Source, Mark Seeger & Jeffrey Harper, Baird-Farrelly Criminal Defense, Austin Trust Company, Sprint, Texas Relay, The Law Firm of Blazier-Christensen-Bigelow-Virr, The Better Hearing Center of Austin, Cochlear America and Enlighteneering, Inc.

Media opportunities for video/photo with students in action, working in the Hilton kitchen alongside Diamond Chef Mark and the Hilton culinary staff, during banquet preparations:

Wednesday, May 22: 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Thursday, May 23: 2:30 – 9:00 pm

WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 6:00 pm

WHERE: Hilton Austin Downtown, 500 East 4th Street

MORE: For tickets, sponsorships and more information, visit:

2nd Annual Deaf-Blind Walk-a-thon
Sat, June 1, 9am – 12pm
TSD Track, 1102 S Congress Ave, Austin TX 78704

Funds raised will go towards training for SSPs and for DB to learn how to use SSPs ..
The Deaf-Blind Service Center of Austin will be having its Second Annual Walk-A-Thon on June 1, 2013, to kick-off Deaf-Blind Awareness month. The walk will be from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Texas School for the Deaf track. Come walk with and support those Deaf-Blind individuals in our community and help to raise funds to train Support Service Providers. SSP's are specially trained professionals who enable people who have combined vision and hearing loss to access their environments and to make informed decisions. SSPs provide Deaf-Blind individuals with visual and environmental information, sighted-guide services, and communication accessibility. The DBSC of Austin is raising funds to train more people to become SSPs. Show your solidarity and help the DBSC of Austin provide hope!

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light" - Helen Keller

See more at:

PLEASE PASS IT ALONG TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS!! We want to make this the biggest one yet!

DEAFensive Driving
Saturday, June 8, 2013. 9am - 3pm
TCSDHH, 2201 Post Rd, Austin TX 78704

Cost: $40/lunch included

Registration Deadline: May 31st, 2013

Are you interested in taking a defensive driving course to reduce the cost of your insurance or to dismiss a speeding ticket? Here's the place. TCSDHH will be sponsoring "Texas Friendly Defensive Driving Schools" to teach a class for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Participants. Interpreters will be provided. Please request additional accommodations and complete pre-registration and payment by 5/31/13.

Note: Registration will not be refunded for no shows.

**Please bring your ticket to the class for paperwork.

DEAFensive Driving Registration

Full Name:

City State Zip:
Requested accommodations: Reason for taking the class: Ticket Dismiss / Reduce Insurance Pre-payment Option: Cash / Money Order Lunch Options: Turkey - Roast Beef - Veggie (White/Wheat)

Please mail or bring registration to TCSDHH 2201 Post Rd #100 Austin TX 78704 Or contact us: 512-854-9205 (v) or 512-410-1598 (vp)

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