Austin Deaf Events 2014-10-02

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Subject: Austin Deaf Events 2014-10-02
Date: October 1st 2014
                       AUSTIN DEAF EVENTS
 2 Oct 2014               Issue No. 200          Circulation 1192
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To see how I — and more importantly, you — like it, I moved the event listings to the top of this email, and moved the regular stuff that doesn't change much below.

(xx) Happy Halloween! (xx)

In this issue...
(OC) Open Captions; (SI) Sign Interpreted, (SI*) Sign Interpreted if requested in advance; (VI) Voice Interpreted
Event listings by title, sorted by date AAD - Austin Association of the Deaf AA and NA Meetings Churches -- Recurring Events Movies

Date index:
01/08 Nerd Nite 63: On the Edge (SI)
10/17-19 2014 United Methodist Congress of the Deaf 10/18 Opening the Gateways to Our Worlds 10/25-26 Texas Book Festival 2014
10/25 TSD Fall Festival
11/01 TSD Homecoming 2014

Name index:
2014 United Methodist Congress of the Deaf 10/17-19 Nerd Nite 63: On the Edge (SI) 10/08
Opening the Gateways to Our Worlds 10/18 Texas Book Festival 2014 10/25-26
TSD Fall Festival 2014 10/25
TSD Homecoming 2014 11/01

Nerd Nite 63: On the Edge (SI)
Wednesday Oct 8, doors at 7pm
The North Door, 502 Brushy St, Austin TX 78702

October speed dating tickets on sale now! Ambassador program open for October registration.

[ASL interpreters will be present]

Hold our beer! We like to surf the bleeding edge of knowledge at Nerd Nite, but this month will bring us to the edge of our (admittedly limited) tech abilities.

For the first time, via Skype, we will host a remote talk by Céline Cousteau, the cause-driven documentarian and grand-daughter of famed explorer Jacques Cousteau.

Not to be outdone, our local nerds will learnify the crowd on the lady scientists and deep-space technology taking us to the edge of our brainpans!

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:

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

2014 United Methodist Congress of the Deaf Friday-Sunday, October 17-19, 2014
Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 7815 Hwy 290 W Austin TX 78736

Guest speaker Linsay Darnall, Jr. will present workshops on building faith within the deaf community on Saturday. Friday dinner and Saturday lunch and dinner are provided, and there will be Bible study and worship opportunities on Sunday. For details and to register, please see:

(Our church uses advanced certified interpreters to make the 10:00 & 11:15 worship services accessible for hearing impaired visitors and members. Interpreters are also available for Sunday school and special events upon request.)

Opening the Gateways to Our Worlds
Saturday, October 18, 2014. 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Austin Deaf Club, 8818 Cullen Ln, Austin TX 78748

Language used will be ASL.

Join the conversation as we explore and share who we are as Deaf community members. A dialog and group activities facilitated by Kim McClurkan and Nancy Riley.

FREE and open to interpreters, adult deaf community, and ITP students. ($20 donation to the Austin Association of the Deaf requested of interpreters wanting CEUs.)

Tacos served at 9:30 am.

Reserve your spot by email: angeline.champagne@PROTECTED


Texas Book Festival 2014 (SI by request) Sat-Sun October 25-26, 2014
State Capitol Building and Austin downtown venues

This year's festival features more than 280 authors, including Martin Amis, Lidia Bastianich, Joyce Carol Oates, Tavis Smiley and more. Fast Passes for headlining author sessions are available. Learn more and see the complete schedule at

Sign language interpreters will be available on a limited basis. If you need an interpreter, go to the ASL Interpreter Tent located on Congress Avenue between 9th and 10th Street at least thirty minutes before your requested session to check for availability.

TSD Fall Festival
Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 3–7 pm
Texas School for the Deaf campus, 1102 S Congress Ave, Austin TX

Spooky Skedaddle 5K Timed Run, 1K Fun Run, and Halloween Festival.

Austin Area Food trucks, Carnival Games, Music, Halloween Costume Parade, Cake Walk, Miniature Ponies, Balloons, Clown, Local Fire Trucks, and much more!

COST: FREE for everyone to enter the festival! Tickets for games cost $1 each.
Games take from 1 to 3 tickets.

$30 to run in the 5K Race (T-shirt provided) $3 to run in the 1K Halloween Fun Run
5K Timed Race start time: 4:00 PM
1K Fun Run start Time: 5:30 PM

REGISTER for the 5K and 1K races at

PARK FREE: One Texas Center at corner of Barton Springs Rd and South First.

Sponsored by the Texas School for the Deaf Foundation.

TSD Homecoming 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014 10 am - 4 pm Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 S Congress Ave, Austin TX 78704

For festival booth reservations contact Wilmonda McDevitt wilmonda.mcdevitt@PROTECTED

Or use this online booth reservation form:

Deadline for reservations is Wednesday, October 15th.

Proceeds benefit the Student Activity Fund.

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) ------------------------------------- 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 7:00-8:00 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

---- RECURRING EVENTS -------------------------------------------

DEAF SENIORS OF AUSTIN (South Central)--11/08 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.

DEAFNESS RESOURCE SPECIALIST available by appointment. TCSDHH, 2201 Post Rd #100, Austin TX 78704. Contact: Brian Determan DeafnessRS7a@PROTECTED or 512-410-1786.

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