Austin Deaf Events 2013-10-03

From: "Austin Deaf Events" <david@PROTECTED>
Subject: Austin Deaf Events 2013-10-03
Date: October 2nd 2013
                       AUSTIN DEAF EVENTS
 3 Oct 2013               Issue No. 188          Circulation 1122
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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:
10/04 TAD board meeting
10/04, 05 Austin Deaf Club HOMECOMING
10/04, 05 Spike Out XV and TSD Homecoming Activities 10/17 Together We Thrive - community health plan presentation 10/19 2nd Annual Fall Festival Run for All 10/19 DEAFensive Driving Class (SI)
10/24 Early voting, with sign language interpreters 11/03-09 Deafhood 101 (Registration DEADLINE October 10th) 11/08-10 CDI At Work and Ethical Decision-Making (ASL) 09/08-10/20 Explore God: Explore the 7 Big Questions (SI) Now-12/19 Deaflympics and TSD

Name index:
Austin Deaf Club HOMECOMING 10/04
Deafhood 101 11/03
Explore God: Explore the 7 Big Questions (SI) -10/20 Halloween Party at Austin Deaf Association 10/26 Texas Association of the Deaf board meeting (public) 10/04 Together We Thrive - community health plan 10/17

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

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)--10/17 Every 3rd Thursday 8-10:30p The ND, A block east of I-35 at Brushy & East 5th, Austin TX

DEAF SENIORS OF AUSTIN (South Central)--11/06 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)-- 10/19 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.

Alamo Drafthouse at the Slaughter location has Sony Caption Glasses available for all showings. Ask for them at the box office.

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

Click on the "Upcoming Events" link under John's picture for the calendar with full descriptions of classes.

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.

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:

Deaflympics and TSD
Now through Thursday, December 19, 2013 Heritage Center & Museum, TSD, 1102 S Congress Ave, Austin TX
Explore God: Explore the 7 Big Questions (SI) Sundays, September 8th - October 20th, 2013 Two Rivers Bible Church, 1600 N Sarah DeWitt Dr, Ste 210, Gonzales TX 78629

We will be providing Sign Language interpretation (ASL) for church services from September 8th through October 20th, 2013 as we go through "Explore God: Explore the 7 Big Questions".

Does life have a purpose? Is there a God? Why does God allow pain and suffering? Is Christianity too narrow? Is Jesus really God? Is the Bible reliable? Can I know God personally?

Austin Deaf Club HOMECOMING
October 4 & 5, 2013
Austin Association of the Deaf, 8818 Cullen Ln, Austin TX 78748

Thursday, October 3
• Open for Social at 7 p.m.
• Members Free / Non-members $5

Friday, October 4 • $5
• Open for Social at 6 pm
• Sausage Wraps & Beer Kegs will be sold.

Saturday, October 5 • $5
• Open for Social at 7 p.m.
• Sausage Wraps & Beer Kegs will be sold • Cash Door Prizes

Both Friday & Saturday • $8
Tickets will be sold at door


Info: Ann & Andrew Horn at AustinDeafClubHC@PROTECTED

Spike Out XV and Homecoming Activities
Friday October 4 and Saturday the 5th, 2013 TSD Mall and elsewhere on campus

Texas Association of the Deaf board meeting (public) Fri, October 4, 9am – 3pm
Austin Association of the Deaf Clubhouse, 8818 Cullen Ln, Austin

Texas Association of the Deaf President Dr. Marcus Myers has ordered TAD's next board meeting to be held on October 4th from 9AM until all work is done (mostly likely around mid-afternoon). Open to the public as well.

Austin Deaf Club offers to host the TAD Board Meeting at the clubhouse. TAD thanks Austin Deaf Club for opening its door to the TAD Board.

Together We Thrive - community health plan presentation Thu, October 17, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
YMCA, 1000 W Rundberg Ln, Austin TX 78758

Together We Thrive
Austin/Travis County Community Health Plan Austin - Travis County Presents the Community Health Plan (CHIP)

You spoke, We listened, We're Taking Action.

Come learn how YOU & YOUR family can benefit from free community health efforts in Austin.

Date & Time: Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 6:30 - 8:00 pm Location: YMCA 1000 W. Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX 78758

Topics Include: Efforts to decrease obesity, increase access to healthy foods, improve city Transportation & access to primary care, and to mental & behavioral healthcare.

Join us for an evening of community engagement, free sandwiches, and enter to win amazing door prizes.

Contact CHACHIP@PROTECTED or call 512-972-5888 with any questions. The Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan are available at: Http://

Health begins where we live, learn, work and play. Opportunities for health start at home, in our neighborhoods and work places. And all people - regardless of background, education or money - should have the chance to make choices that lead to a long and healthy life. --Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

(This event is sponsor by: Capitol Metro, City of Austin, Central Health Care, Travis County, Austin Travis County Integral Care, Seton, St. David and UT Health.)

DEAFensive Driving Class (SI)
Sat, October 19, 9:00am – 3:30pm
TCSDHH, 2201 Post Rd, Austin TX 78704

Cost: $40/lunch included

Registration Deadline: Oct. 11th, 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 10/11/13. Note: Registration will not be refunded for no shows.

Please bring your ticket to the class for paperwork.

DEAFensive Driving Registration

Full Name: __________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________ City/State/Zip Code: ___________________________________ Phone: ____________________ Email: ___________________ Requested Accommodations: ___________________________ Pre-payment Option: Cash / Money Order Lunch Options: Turkey - Roast Beef - Veggie -Tuna on White - Wheat

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

2nd Annual Fall Festival Run for All
Saturday October 19, 2013 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 S. Congress Ave, Austin TX 78704

TSDF announces a 5K, Pro Track Meet, and Festival with Movie!!!

Early voting, with sign language interpreters Thu, October 24, 2pm – 5pm
TCSDHH Conference Room
Deafhood 101
November 3-9, 2013
Austin Assoc of the Deaf Club, 8818 Cullen Lane, Austin, TX 78748

Sunday, Nov. 3 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday-Friday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 9 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 30-hour course, for Deaf people only, is based on Paddy Ladd’s powerful book, Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood.

The course, provided in American Sign Language, will change how you see yourself, think, and act within your community. It will then improve your relationship with the world.

Cost: $220 per person (book NOT INCLUDED and not required). Pay in full now, or deposit $110 to hold your spot in the class and then pay the remaining $110 before the class begins.


DEADLINE: October 10, 2012. Maximum 18 people. Seats can run out quickly. Reserve soon.

To reserve your spot today, email chriz@PROTECTED

CDI At Work and Ethical Decision-Making (ASL) Friday-Sunday November 8-10, 2013
Eastview Austin Community College, 3401 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78702

Current & aspiring Deaf interpreters, join us for a weekend of learning! This training is appropriate for all levels. All participants are expected to have read SO YOU WANT TO BE AN INTERPRETER before the training.

Questions answered in this presentation include:

  • What things should a Deaf interpreter do to ensure high quality interpreting?
  • What kind of interpreting assignment is a Deaf interpreter qualified to perform?
  • What materials should a Deaf interpreter study in preparation for certification?
  • What ethical challenges does a Deaf interpreter face?

Language of instruction: ASL
Level of instruction: Some prior knowledge

November 8, Friday 5-9pm
November 9, Saturday 8am - 5pm
November 10, Sunday 8am - 3pm

Price: $160. Order and more details here:

48th Annual Open Bass Team Tournament
Friday-Saturday March 14 & 15, 2014, 6:30 AM to 4 PM Lake Whitney at Lake Whitney State Park

$1000 1st Place Team Winner
2nd Place Winner & down based on entry fees – (3 to 1 ratio) Team Tournament $100.00 Per Person
(Two Persons Per Boat)

Lake Whitney State Park Info/Reservation: or Call to reserve at 512-389-8900 It has 20 screened shelters – select "shelter" when making reservation online if desired.


Hosted by Texas Bass Club of the Deaf


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