Austin Deaf Events 2013-07-04

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Subject: Austin Deaf Events 2013-07-04
Date: July 3rd 2013
                       AUSTIN DEAF EVENTS
4 July 2013               Issue No. 185          Circulation 1101


Happy Fourth of July!

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
Free classes at the Natural Gardener (SI by request) REI Austin-Downtown Outdoor School Classes (SI) Event listings by title and by date

Date index:
07/20 Linsay Darnall on 'Deaf Christian Leadership' 07/20 Rainbow Night Party
Now-12/19 Deaflympics and TSD

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 7:00-8:30pm: NA, 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)--07/25 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)--08/07 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)-- 07/27 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.


  1. Mondays 8:30 - 9:30 pm Blue Honey Yoga, 1211 W 6th St Austin TX 78703 Donation based. Suggested $10-15 but donate whatever you would like. Blue Honey is located on the south side of 6th street in the same parking area as the public storage space.
  2. 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. $10/drop-in. First class free.


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.

Free Classes at the Natural Gardener
8648 Old Bee Cave Rd, Austin TX 78735

If you would like sign language interpretation, please contact rosina@PROTECTED at least one week in advance. Volunteer interpretation provided courtesy of ACC students and others.

All classes are about 1 hour long, except where noted. Classes subject to change. Please call first to confirm. Classes are held outdoors under an open air canopy ("The Revival Tent") - please dress for the weather. Arrive early for best seating. You are welcome to bring your own chair. If possible, please park on Bell Drive, adjacent to the Tent.

July 13 at 9 am - Colleen Dieter of Red Wheelbarrow (<>) presents "Native Landscape Maintenance 101."

July 20 at 9 am - Pat Merkord, Executive Director of Native Prairies Association of Texas, teaches us about "Native Prairie Habitats of Texas"

September 14 at 9 am - Betsy Ross and J.R. Builta of Sustainable Growth Texas ( present "The Benefits of Getting Life in Your Soil."

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:

6/25/2013 Nature's Gym: Triathlon Basics

Deaflympics and TSD
Now through Thursday, December 19, 2013 Heritage Center & Museum, TSD, 1102 S Congress Ave, Austin TX 78704

On exhibit now through December 19, 2013, the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) proudly invites the community to visit the school’s museum and its latest historical collection – Deaflympic medals, memorabilia, uniforms and banners – chronicling TSD members who have participated in the Deaflympic Games, since 1957.

The Deaflympics began in 1924. In 1957, the first USA team competed at the games, in Rome. Since 1957, TSD has had representatives at every summer Deaflympic Games, and currently boasts 103 medals earned by both past and present students and staff.

TSD hopes to add to their medal collection next month, when the Deaflympics will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, from July 26 through August 4, 2013.

Currently, TSD has 10 participants who will be attending the 2013 Deaflympic Games, as athletes and coaches, this summer.

To schedule a museum tour during summer hours, please contact by email:

Fall/Spring museum hours resume August 19, 2013.

Linsay Darnall on 'Deaf Christian Leadership' Saturday, July 20, 2013. 8:00 am to Noon Concordia University, 11400 Concordia University Drive, 78726

$20 per person with ticket, $25 per person at door.

Go to and click on the ILDA 2013 tab. You can make your payment through PayPal there. You can also send an email to JesusDeafChurch@PROTECTED to ask about tickets.

What does Deaf Christian Leadership mean? The difference between worldly and Christian leadership will be shown and you will learn how you can lead as a Christian. You can lead not only as a Christian, but as a Deaf Christian in the Deaf Community. The best example is Jesus Christ, who came to be a servant and to serve others, but called many to follow Him.

Linsay Darnall Jr., is a versatile individual whose experience ranges from chasing cattle in western Nebraska when he was young to serving the National Association of the Deaf as a board member. His reputation as an eloquent speaker and an expert advocate for Deaf people's rights is held in esteem across the nation.

Born to Deaf parents, Darnall grew up in Polk, Nebraska. He and his brother attended their parents’ alma mater, Nebraska School for the Deaf in Omaha. He then attended Gallaudet University, where he studied government, before returning to Nebraska to continue his advocacy and community work.

Darnall has been heavily involved in the community for several decades. Among his experience is serving as vice-president of Nebraska Association of the Deaf for two years, president of Nebraska School for the Deaf Alumni Association for 17 years, and as National Association of the Deaf Region II board member for two years. He is serving on the Hands and Voices Board and Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Advisory Board. He also co-founded the Nebraska Deaf Heritage Museum and Cultural Center. His work with deaf youth and theatre was featured in the Omaha World-Herald. Darnall received the Outstanding use of American Sign Language award from the Gallaudet University Theater Department and The James Sowell Appreciation Award from Nebraska Association of the Deaf.

Rainbow Night Party
Saturday, July 20, 2013. 7pm
Austin Deaf Club, 8818 Cullen Ln, Austin TX 78748

Everyone is welcome! $3/member, $5/non-member

  • Dress in rainbow colors
  • Music . Dance . Games
  • Snacks
  • Gift cards . Door prizes
  • No children, please.

Proceeds benefit Austin Deaf Club and Backyard Project.

Info: Irma Cardenas icewokie@PROTECTED

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