Austin Deaf Events 2014-04-03

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Subject: Austin Deaf Events 2014-04-03
Date: April 2nd 2014
                       AUSTIN DEAF EVENTS
 3 Apr 2014               Issue No. 194          Circulation 1151
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Tax videos in ASL (+caption +voice) on the IRS YouTube channel:

The #NAD2014 Early Bird deadline has been extended to April 30th! 52nd Biennial NAD Conference Registration : Atlanta, July 1-5

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 -- (New listing) Recurring Events: ASL Happy Hour, Deaf Coffee Chat, Deaf Seniors, Poker Movies Free classes at the Natural Gardener (SI by request) Event listings by title and by date

Date index:
04/02 ASL Night presented by ASL Friends United 04/02 Seminar: 7 Things You Must Know Before Buying a Home! (SI) 04/05 Austin Interpreters for the Deaf (AID) breakfast 04/05 Deaf Bikers Get Together
04/05 Imagine Austin Waterfront Walkabout 2 04/08 Web Streaming for Gallaudet University Charter Day 04/20 Mass with Fr. Tom Coughlin (ASL) 05/01-04 Street Leverage - Live
05/08 8th Annual Diamond Chefs Gala
06/07 Six Flags Fiesta Texas Deaf Awareness Day - San Antonio Ongoing thru 06/06 Deaflympics and TSD

Name index:
8th Annual Diamond Chefs Gala 05/08
ASL Night presented by ASL Friends United 04/02 Austin Interpreters for the Deaf (AID) breakfast 04/05 Deaf Bikers Get Together 04/05
Imagine Austin Waterfront Walkabout 2 04/05 Mass with Fr. Tom Coughlin (ASL) 04/20 Seminar: 7 Things You Must Know Before Buying a Home! (SI) 04/02 Six Flags Fiesta Texas Deaf Awareness Day - San Antonio 06/07 Street Leverage - Live 05/01-04
Web Streaming for Gallaudet University Charter Day 04/08

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)--03/20 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)--04/02 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.

Organizers are looking for a new location to hold this.

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.

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.

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

Seminar: 7 Things You Must Know Before Buying a Home! (SI) Wednesday, April 2, 2014. 6-7pm
imortgage, 8303 N Mopac Expy, Suite B125, Austin TX 78750


This 60-minute class that will show you smart, often-overlooked success strategies for buying your first or next home. Our A Team of presenters and hosts will share their best inside tips for buying, financing and insuring the most important asset you’ll ever own.

Imagine having a seasoned real estate agent, mortgage lender, escrow officer, insurance agent and credit-repair specialist on your side, guiding your every step of the way to your next home. That’s exactly what you’ll get in this info-packed class.

There’ll be a personal, answer-packed Q&A session afterward!

Get a FREE Homebuyer Success Guide to take home with you. It’ll be your go-to reference for buying a home, getting a loan, escrow services, insurance, credit repair and more.

Complimentary Snacks from Delightful Me Bakery!

You could win a brand new Kindle Fire in our drawing! We only have room for 20 attendees, so these could be the best odds you’ll get all year! Must be present to win.

Reserve Your Place! RSVP To Amanda Farley at imortgage! amanda.farley@PROTECTED 512-745-1262

ASL Night presented by ASL Friends United Wednesday, April 2, 2014 7-9 pm
ACC Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd, Austin TX 78702 Bldg 8000 Rm 8500

What is ASL Night?
It's an evening of true ASL — stories, jokes, and personal insights from some of the wonderful people that shape Austin's Deaf community.

Only $10

For more info or to volunteer:

Deaf Bikers Get Together
Saturday, April 5, 2014. 9a - 4p
Austin Deaf Club, 8818 Cullen Ln, Austin TX

We will have the Bike Bash at the Deaf, Austin Club on April 5, 2014. We will Round-Up in the morning before 9 AM for the riding. The Fans are welcome, come and any question about the motorcycle or Fun Ride with us in the future. We will have the Bike show at the club from 1pm until 3pm. We will have the Bazaar all day till 4pm.

Do not miss the big event and please tell your friends about this.

Contact Fred Goebel on deaftexasbiker@PROTECTED

Austin Interpreters for the Deaf (AID) breakfast Saturday, April 5th 9am.
Texas School for the Deaf (Multipurpose room)

Greetings AID,

Please join us for breakfast at our upcoming April general meeting. The AID board is excited to provide a home cooked breakfast for all members in attendance!

Please RSVP to Austin.Interpreters@PROTECTED so we will have an accurate head count for breakfast.

Imagine Austin Waterfront Walkabout 2
Saturday, April 5, 2014. 10 am - noon
One Texas Center lobby, 505 Barton Springs Rd, Austin

Dog and family friendly! Light refreshments will be provided.

Take a photo with Cinderella! Join us for a group walk focusing on connections in the South Central Waterfront.

This is a new route from the first Waterfront Walkabout in January that drew 100+ people.

We will walk along E. Bouldin Creek and then to the Lady Bird Lake waterfront. We’ll stop twice to talk about future walking paths in the area.

Parents, bring your cameras! The Texas School for the Deaf’s cast for Cinderella will have a "photo opp" for kids!

Meet in the lobby of One Texas Center (Barton Springs Road and S. First Street).

Please dress for the weather and be prepared to walk 1.5 miles on uneven terrain. Bring a refillable water bottle!

Flyers and RSVP:

Web Streaming for Gallaudet University Charter Day Festival Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Noon - 1:30pm EST

On April 8, 2014, Gallaudet University will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a campus-wide Charter Day Festival. The morning Opening Ceremony will be delayed-streamed from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time, and can be viewed via this link:

The opening of the Gallaudet University Museum exhibition Gallaudet at 150 and Beyond will be streamed live starting at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Click on this link to view the grand opening ceremony:

For more information, a schedule of events, and a gallery of images on the sesquicentennial celebration see:

Mass with Fr. Tom Coughlin (ASL)
Sunday, April 20, 2014 3:30pm
Mother Chapel at St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church, 2305 Euclid Ave, Austin TX 78704

Future dates:
Sunday, May 11th
Sunday, June 15th (Possible picnic after mass. More info later.)

Sarah J. Bannon Liaison for Deaf Ministry deafministry@PROTECTED

Street Leverage - Live
Thurs-Sun May 1-4, 2014
2600 La Frontera Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78681

For details, schedule, registration see:

StreetLeverage—Live spotlights sign language interpreters and industry stakeholders who are rethinking the way we understand, practice, and tell the story of the sign language interpreter.

Held annually, this event endeavors to provide a platform where ideas are exchanged, connections are formed, and proactive thinking is encouraged in order to propel the field forward and refocus attendees on the impact of their work.

Each morning attendees are addressed by a series thought leaders in a TED style session of 20-minute talks. Each speaker is followed by a 15-minute period of question and answer.

The main session each morning is followed by an afternoon of concurrent sessions presented by the morning’s speakers. This gives attendees an opportunity to explore the morning’s topics on a deeper level.

The evenings are filled with networking, entertainment and the ChangeMaker event. ChangeMaker is a session where participants are invited to contribute their insights, time, talents, and resources to move a powerful idea of change from concept to reality.

It is the aim of StreetLeverage – Live to foster an enhanced sense of community by uniting and mobilizing interpreters and industry stakeholders in an effort to create meaningful change within the field of sign language interpreting.

8th Annual Diamond Chefs Gala
Thursday, May 8, 2014. VIP: 5-6pm, Gala: 5:30-10:00pm Hilton Downtown Austin, 500 E 4th St, Austin TX 78701

The 8th annual Diamond Chefs Gala will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014! Join us for this fun and wonderful evening that will include a four course gourmet meal with wine pairings, entertainment, and a silent and live auction. The Gala’s four 2013 Diamond Galacourse dinners will be prepared by the Hilton Diamond Chef and our very own TSD Culinary Arts Students! This is a great opportunity for the students to get real hands on experience while helping their school. Each course will be accompanied by a glass of wine, hand-selected and donated by St. Michelle Winery. A VIP reception, for sponsors at Diamond ($5,000) and Amethyst ($2500) levels, will be held from 5:00 – 6:00PM in the Hilton’s VIP Room. Dress for the evening will be “Austin Chic”.

This year, we are also raffling a beautiful $2,500 diamond pendant necklace, donated by Americus Diamond San Antonio. Raffle tickets are $20 each. We are only selling 250 raffle tickets, so purchase your raffle tickets early! You do not need to be present to win.

Pendant Necklace. If you purchase a raffle ticket online, we will write your information on the raffle ticket and will send you a copy of your ticket. You do not need to bring the copy of the raffle ticket to the Gala. If we have any tickets remaining on the night of the Gala, you may purchase additional tickets onsite. Remember, there are only 250 raffle tickets for sale!

All proceeds of the Diamond Chef Gala go to the TSD Foundation and our mission to give each deaf and hard of hearing child in Texas a chance to learn, grow and belong. Purchase tickets, raffle tickets or become a sponsor today!

Six Flags Fiesta Texas Deaf Awareness Day - San Antonio Saturday, June 7, 2014. Park Hours: 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM 17000 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78257

Only $30.30 tax included

Purchase your tickets in advance at the Department of ASL and Interpreter Training at San Antonio College. To Purchase additional tickets at this special rate, please visit the San Antonio College table at the Six Flags Fiesta Texas front gate on the day of the event to receive your discount coupon. For more information, call 210-486-1106 or log on to

3 Easy ways to order tickets:
1. Order online at Promo code: DAD
Located: Top Right COrner
2. At the Department of ASL
3. Day of the event: At the San Antonio College table at the Six Flags Fiesta Texas front gate

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