Austin Deaf Events 2011-11-07

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Subject: Austin Deaf Events 2011-11-07
Date: November 6th 2013
                       AUSTIN DEAF EVENTS
 7 Nov 2013               Issue No. 189          Circulation 1132
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Congratulations to Communication By Hand on their 20th anniversary. (See event below.)

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 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:
11/03-09 Deafhood 101 (Registration DEADLINE October 10th) 11/07 Oralicious - a guide to fellatio & cunnilingus (SI) 11/08-10 CDI At Work and Ethical Decision-Making (ASL) 11/13 Nerd Nite 52: Music is a Calculation 11/14 ASL Fusion presented by ASL Friends United 11/16 Communication by Hand celebrates 20 years Now-12/19 Deaflympics and TSD

Name index:
ASL Fusion presented by ASL Friends United 11/14 CDI at Work and Ethical Decision Making (ASL) 11/08-10 Communication by Hand celebrates 20 years 11/16 Deafhood 101 11/03
Deaflympics and TSD display Now-12/19
Nerd Nite 52: Music is a Calculation 11/13 Oralicious - a guide to fellatio & cunnilingus (SI) 11/07

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)--11/21 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)--12/04 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)-- 11/16 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.


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
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

Oralicious - a guide to fellatio & cunnilingus (SI) Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. 7:30p - 9:00p
Forbidden Fruit, 108 E North Loop, Austin TX 78751

Forbidden Fruit presents ORALICIOUS: a guide to fellatio & cunnilingus. A FREE class for everyone 18+.

A free workshop that covers cunnilingus and fellatio basics! We'll discuss anatomy, communication, barriers, consent, and technique. ASL interpretation provided!

Come and learn all about it with Rockie and Jonny, Forbidden Fruit's house Sexperts. Bring a notepad and be prepared to ask questions and have fun!

Everyone 18+ is welcome with Libations for 21+.

This class is a SAFE ZONE. We will not tolerate the gender/sexuality phobias.

See you there!

RSVP at 512-483-8090. Free sample of oral enhancer MASQUE to first 10 attendees.

ACC’s American Sign Language & Interpreter Training

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:

ASL Fusion presented by ASL Friends United Thursday, November 14, 2013. 7 – 9 pm
Austin Community College Eastview Campus Bldg 8000 Rm 8500, 3401 Webberville Rd, Austin TX 78702

$10 entry fee
Volunteers Needed!
Ushers, sales, lighting, etc.
Contact Anne Devine in person or ACC.AFU.Events@PROTECTED

Nerd Nite 52: Music is a Calculation
Wednesday Nov. 13, doors at 7:00pm
The North Door, 502 Brushy St, Austin TX 78702 512.485.3002

[ASL interpreter will be provided]

Speed dating ticket are on sale now!
Ambassador program is open for Nov. registration

Math rock and prog rock nerds unite! Nerd Nite agrees that music can best be described as an equation. This month, learn how the variables of acoustics, harmonics and political calculation determine what shows up in your earbuds:


Music Is Math, by Tiffany Criswell

Acoustics play a large role in music, but what do “good acoustics” entail exactly? Physics and anatomy have an enormous amount of influence on how and why we enjoy music. Tiffany will walk you through some scientific and cultural history to explain why some music just sounds so dang good, and why some patterns are inevitable.

Tiffany Criswell is an information scientist, avid baker, crazy plant lady, drummer, film afficionada, wannabe acrobat, and opera school survivor. She would like to be in your band.


Harmonics in Math, Art and Music, by Dr. Fumiko Futamura

Dr. Futamura will teach us how to draw tiles in two point perspective to help us understand harmonic sets in math. We’ll then see how it’s connected to the harmonic sequence (1, 1/2, 1/3, …) and to harmonics in music.

Dr. Fumiko Futamura is a painter, crocheter and associate professor of mathematics at Southwestern University.


The Best of All Possible Worlds: Graz.yna Bacewicz’s Music & the Conflicting Forces in Post-War Poland, 1948-1956, by Sam Spetalnick

After World War II, Poland was torn between worlds — forced to kowtow to the USSR’s leadership, but refusing to let go of its own Catholic identity. The Socialist government brought strict rules about what art and music could be produced, violators were guilty of “crimes against the people.” Grazyna Bacewicz’s music combines the conflicting forces of East and West, offering us a window into Poland’s Cold War art world and giving us some of the century’s best music to boot.

Sam Spetalnick spent four years at UT studying music theory, Eastern European culture, and everywhere they intersect. Now he works at TechShop, where people come to play with power tools.



Want to get a jump on your nerdery? Form a covalent bond at Nerd Nite Speed-Dating before the show:

…or just meet some new friends through the Nerd Nite Ambassador program:

Pop-up library curated by Austin Public Library. Bring your library card or other ID.


Doors at 7, talks start at 7:30. As always, Nerd Nite is free.

(Talks may not be given in the order described. Grab a beer and relax!)

Communication by Hand celebrates 20 years Saturday, November 16, 2013. 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Communication By Hand House & Gallery, 1802 W Koening Ln, Austin TX 78756

Join our birthday bash!
Free admission

Crepe Crazy Food Truck
Deaf Artisan Fair
Performance by "Just Mindy"
Michael Samaripa Photography

Parking available on Camino Real

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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