Austin Deaf Events 2014-01-02

From: "Austin Deaf Events" <david@PROTECTED>
Subject: Austin Deaf Events 2014-01-02
Date: January 1st 2014
                       AUSTIN DEAF EVENTS
 2 Jan 2014               Issue No. 191          Circulation 1137
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Happy New Year!

The library will offer a storytime session featuring an American Sign Language storyteller, signed and vocal songs, fingerplays, and craft activities for residents with hearing disabilities at 10:15 a.m. on the first Monday of each month through May at the Twin Oaks Branch Library, 1800 S 5th Street.

Another kind of storytelling:
New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures in American Sign Language by the Jehovah's Witnesses

Volunteer Legal Aid Services (SI)
January 6th (Monday), 6-7pm
January 23rd (Monday), 6-7pm
Martin Middle School, 1601 Haskell (Haskell & Comal)

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 some) Event listings by title and by date

Date index:
Ongoing thru 06/06 Deaflympics and TSD 03/14-15/14 48th Annual Open Bass Team Tournament

Name index:
48th Annual Open Bass Team Tournament 03/14-15/14 Deaflympics and TSD Ongoing thru 06/06

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

AA and NA MEETINGS (SI) for January 2014 TCSDHH provides sign language interpreters for the following AA and NA weekly meetings in Austin:

Tuesday NA Meeting 7:30-8:30 pm
209 W 27Th St, Dining Hall Behind Chapel, All Saints Episcopal

Wednesday AA Meeting 5:30-7:00 pm
5700 Manchaca Rd, Cherry Creek Plaza, Main Entrance

Thursday AA Meeting 5:30-7:00 pm
5700 Manchaca Rd, Cherry Creek Plaza, Main Entrance.

Saturday NA Meeting 7-8 pm
212 E Monroe, Christ's Workshop Bldg.

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)--01/16 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)--02/05 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)-- 01/18 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.


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 (SI*) 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 - some) 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 & TSD People Exhibit
Ongoing thru June 6, 2014

Texas School for the Deaf, Heritage Center & Museum, 1102 S Congress Ave, Austin TX 78704

We proudly present this exhibition to recognize and honor our amazing former and present TSD students and staff who have participated in the International Deaflympics games as athletes, coaches, and even officials.

The exhibits in the back room feature memorabilia of the Deaflympians from 1957 to 2013. They include medals, uniforms, banners, etc. The other exhibit in the front right corner of the museum focuses on our TSD icon Ruth Seeger, the only woman on the first USA track and field team in 1957 and five-time USA Women’s track and field coach from 1965 to 1989.

In 1957, the first USA team was sent to the International Games for the Deaf in Rome, Italy. Three people from TSD on the USA track and field team were Raymond Butler, Athletic Director, Ruth Seeger, a PE teacher, and Sammy Oates, a 1958. Since 1957, TSD people were at every game. As of now, the total of medals earned by both former and present students and staff is 109.

Last July at the 2013 Deaflympics held at Sofia, Bulgaria, three TSD students earned six medals. One of them is now a senior at TSD. It is believed that TSD has the most medals among the other schools for the deaf at this Deaflympics. All together there were 10 people from TSD as athletes and coaches. At this Deaflympics, Delvin Furlough, a 2009 graduate, tied with a 1974 graduate Suzy Barker’s most-medal record among the TSD athletes. They earned six medals.

When: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm; and, by appointments for other times and days. For a museum tour or an appointment, please email

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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