Austin Deaf Events 2014-05-01

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Subject: Austin Deaf Events 2014-05-01
Date: April 30th 2014
                       AUSTIN DEAF EVENTS
 1 May 2014               Issue No. 195          Circulation 1151
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Shout out to TSD grad Russell Harvard (and Austinite Noah Hawley) for your work on TV show FARGO. Good job!

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:
05/01-04 Street Leverage - Live
05/08 8th Annual Diamond Chefs "Boots and Bling" Gala 05/18 Central Texas Kids Triathlon Series, Packets: 5/16,17 05/23 DEADLINE to register for DEAFensive Driving Saturday May 31st, 2014, 9:00am-3:30pm
06/07 Six Flags Fiesta Texas Deaf Awareness Day - San Antonio Ongoing thru 06/06 Deaflympics and TSD

Name index:
8th Annual Diamond Chefs "Boots and Bling" Gala 05/08 Central Texas Kids Triathlon Series, Packets: 5/16,17 05/18 DEADLINE to register for DEAFensive Driving 05/23 Deaflympics and TSD Ongoing thru 06/06 Saturday May 31st, 2014, 9:00am-3:30pm
Six Flags Fiesta Texas Deaf Awareness Day - San Antonio 06/07 Street Leverage - Live 05/01-04

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 May 2014
TCSDHH provides sign language interpreters for the following AA and NA weekly meetings in Austin:

NOTE: No interpreters for May 1st and May 3rd.

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 7:00-8:00 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)--05/15 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)--05/07 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.

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

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!

Central Texas Kids Triathlon Series
Texas School for the Deaf, Ranger Triathlon 2014 Sunday, May 18, 2014, 9am
TSD, 1102 S Congress Ave, Austin TX 78704

A great event for kids and beginners, Texas School for the Deaf hosts its 7th Annual Ranger Triathlon today at the school’s south Austin campus – 1102 South Congress Avenue.

This unique event offers something for everyone.

The school’s gated campus provides a safe, closed course with an indoor pool and mixed-terrain running course utilizing, stairs, sidewalks, grass and TSD’s track; with prizes and course distances for three age groups: Juniors (ages 7-10), Seniors (ages 11-14) and Adults (ages 15+).

Hosted annually at the Texas School for the Deaf benefiting the school’s physical education programs, the Ranger Triathlon is a USAT sanctioned event, and open to the community.

Participants and volunteers will find registration and complete details at

Online: (Preferred) By mail: Must be received no later than May 15 In person: At packet pick-up – May 16 & 17

Packet Pick-up: **All participants must sign a release of liability, in person, and cannot pick up another participant’s packet. Friday, May 16, 11:00am – 7:00pm
Jack & Adams Bicycles, 1210 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, Texas 78704 and
Saturday, May 17
1379 Family Sports Shop, 2727 Exposition Blvd., Suite 121, Austin, Texas 78703

DEAFensive Driving
Saturday May 31st, 2014, 9:00am-3:30pm
TCSDHH, 2201 Post Rd, Austin TX 78704

Registration DEADLINE: May 23rd, 2014
Cost: $40/lunch included

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 5/23/14. Note: Registration will not be refunded for no show later than 9:05 am.

*** Doors LOCKED at 9:05 am - No exceptions! ***

Contact us: (512) 410-1598 (vp)
** Please bring your ticket to the class for paperwork. **

DEAFensive Driving Registration
Full Name:
City/State/Zip Code:
Accommodations requested:
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)

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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