Austin Deaf Events 2015-04-02

From: "Austin Deaf Events" <david@PROTECTED>
Subject: Austin Deaf Events 2015-04-02
Date: April 1st 2015
                       AUSTIN DEAF EVENTS
 2 Apr 2015             Issue No. 206            Circulation 1196
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LAST DAY to register - Friday, April 3rd For 48th Texas Association of the Deaf biennial conference

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

Date index:
04/02 ASL Friends United presents ASLIT 04/02,03,04,05 Interpreted Holy Week masses at St. Ignatius 04/03, 04 Get Mortified (SI)
04/09-12 TAD 48th Biennial Conference
04/16, 17, 18 FRANKENSTEIN (VI)
04/25 Opening the Gateways, Interpreting Teams 05/01 2015 Diamond Chefs Gala: Vegas Nights 10/16 Deaf School Alumni PARTY Boat Ride Party

Name index:
2015 Diamond Chefs Gala: Vegas Nights 05/01 ASL Friends United presents ASLIT 04/02 Deaf School Alumni PARTY Boat Ride Party 10/16 FRANKENSTEIN (VI) 04/16, 17, 18
Get Mortified (SI) 04/03, 04
Interpreted Holy Week masses at St. Ignatius 04/02,03,04,05 Opening the Gateways, Interpreting Teams 04/25 TAD 48th Biennial Conference 04/09-12

ASL Friends United presents ASLIT
Thursday, April 2, 2015 7pm
ACC Eastview Campus, Bldg 8000 Rm 8500, 3401 Webberville Rd, Austin TX 78702

Join us for a night of ASL performances, including stories, poetry, jokes, and other forms of ASL literature presented by members of the Deaf Community and ACC's very own Faculty!

Admission $5

Interested in performing? Contact Atneha Hanft

Interpreted Holy Week masses at St. Ignatius Catholic Martyr Church

There will be interpreters at the following days and times: Thursday 4/2/2015 @ 7:30 pm: The Lord’s Supper Friday 4/3/2015 @ 1 pm: Good Friday
Saturday 4/4/2015 @ 8:30 pm: Easter Vigil Sunday 4/5/2015 @ 11:15 am: Easter

Have a blessed week and Happy Easter!

Sarah J. Bannon
Liaison for Deaf Ministry
Phone: 512.410.6154
St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church
2305 Euclid Avenue, Austin TX 78704

Get Mortified
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 7:30pm and 10:30pm Saturday, April 4th at 7:30pm and 10:30pm 29th Street Ballroom, 2908 Fruth St, Austin TX 78705

Check out this story telling series here in Austin! These are people reading from their ACTUAL adolescent journals! The stories are funny, sad, and all too relatable.

Get tickets for April soon, because tickets sell out fast! We DO reserve seats for the Deaf audience members, though, so if you purchase "standing room only" tickets at the door you should still be able to sit up close see the interpreters! All of the interpreted shows are labeled ASL interpreted, and so far Austin is the only show nationwide providing interpreters. Show the Nationwide show how much you appreciate this service, and maybe the Seattle and DC chapters will start doing the same!

If you want to get a better idea of what to expect check out the Mortified Nation documentary on Netflix!


TAD 48th Biennial Conference
Thursday-Sunday, April 9-12, 2015
Leisure Resort, 1 River Ln, Fentress TX

Texas Association of the Deaf's 48th Biennial Conference At the River-O-Rama on the San Marcos River.

TAD Conference Schedule

Thursday, April 9
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Registration
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Meet & Social at the Pavilion

Friday, April 10
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Taco
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Booths at the Pavilion 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Community Forums 12:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Catering Award Luncheon 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. General Meeting & Election 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Hamburger/Hot Dog Cook Out 7:30 p.m. - Midnight River-O-Rama Event

Saturday, April 11
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. All-You-Can-Eat-Pancakes Breakfast 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Booths at the Pavilion 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Activities by the San Marcos River 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Deli Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Activities by San Marcos River 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Catering BBQ Dinner 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Youth Ambassdor Program 9:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. River-O-Rama Event/DJ Music

Sunday, April 12
TAD’s River-O-Rama Conference ends

For more information, contact
Conference Chair Deb Kuglitsch at 2015tadconf@PROTECTED Co-Chair Ronny Taylor at ronnyrtaylor@PROTECTED

Conference booklet with full details, 11 pages in color:

April 16, 17, 18 at 7pm
TSD R.L. Davis Auditorium

All performances will be in ASL with voice interpretation.

Adults $7, Students/Seniors $5, Age 5 and under free

Texas School for the Deaf Performing Arts Program presents a High School production of FRANKENSTEIN.

Clint Sadler, producer
Gabrielle Nocciolino, director

OPENING THE GATEWAYS, Back to the Future, Deaf & Hearing Interpreting Teams (ASL) Saturday, April 25, 2015, 9:30am - 1:00pm Austin Deaf Club, 8818 Cullen Ln, Austin TX 78748

Join us for dialogue and group activities facilitated by Kim McClurkan and Nancy Riley.

  • What does "being allies" look like?
  • What do deaf interpreters want to tell the deaf community? The hearing community?
  • What is in the crystal ball for the future?

Deaf community, hearing and deaf interpreters, and ITP students will explore the history, current practices and future trends of "deaf interpreters".

LET'S TALK. Language used will be ASL.

This event is free and open to the Deaf community, interpreters, and ITP students.

For interpreters who want CEUs, cost is $30 advance; $35 at the door.

Please contact for accessibility and cancellation polity. To reserve a seat, pre-register:

2015 Diamond Chefs Gala: Vegas Nights
Friday, May 1, 2015, 5:30-11:30pm
The Hilton, 500 East 4th Street, Austin TX 78701

Join us for an exclusive evening of fine dining, entertainment, and fundraising to support the Texas School for the Deaf.

The Diamond Chefs Gala is TSD Foundation’s premier fundraising event of the year. With a “Vegas Nights” theme, our 9th annual Diamond Chefs Gals will feature a casino, putting the “fun” into fundraising! Hilton’s Diamond Chef Mark Dayanandan will direct the TSD Culinary Arts students on the preparation of a four-course gourmet meal for more than 250 guests, with magnificent wine pairings from Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. After the gourmet dining experience, guests will participate in fun-filled casino games! Come test your luck at poker, blackjack, craps, and roulette!

Throughout the evening, guests will also be offered a variety of fun and engaging ways to donate to the TSD Foundation, including Silent and Live auctions, Fund-A-Need, and the Wheel of Fortune. Auction items will include season tickets to 2015 UT home football games, jewelry, trips, gift cards to a wide variety of Austin restaurants, and several eclectic gift baskets! Fund-A-Need provides guests the opportunity to donate to specific TSD programs with bids that typically range from $100 to $1000.

Proceeds from the Diamond Gala support Texas School for the Deaf Foundation, ensuring that deaf and hard-of-hearing children in Austin and throughout Texas excel in an environment where they can . . . LEARN, GROW, and BELONG!

Parking: Park either in the Hilton garage or with Valet parking at the hotel’s front entrance.

Attire: Glam it up, Vegas-style!


Deaf School Alumni PARTY Boat Ride Party Friday, October 16, 2015, 5pm
LCRA, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin TX

Alumni Party at Lake Austin on October 16, 2015.

A Nice Wheel-Paddle Boat – up to 220 people!!!

$65 per person: Four-hour boat ride, BBQ food: brisket & chicken, ranch-style beans, potato salad, cole slaw, iced tea, water, soda, unlimited beer/wine AND unlimited margarita. LIMIT TO: 220 people.

Meet at LCRA Headquarters, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd at 5:00PM – Board boat at 6:00PM – Boat ride starts at 6:15PM.

If you’re late, the boat will not return to you! So be on time and we all will have fun!

Deadline for ordering Boat Party tickets is MAY 15, 2015.

Watch more details at Ronny’s video on YouTube at

For more information, contact Chairman Ronny Taylor, at RonnyRTaylor@PROTECTED.

Alumni boat party 2015 flyer:

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

APRIL Events at the Austin Deaf Club
Wednesday, April 1; Safeplace workshop 4:30-7 pm Saturday, April 3; Mexican Train 7 pm; Poker League 8 pm Saturday, April 4; TINGO 8 pm
Tuesday, April 7; TSD Committee Update 6 pm Wednesday, April 8; Safe Place workshop 4:30 - 7 pm Thurs-Sun, April 9-11; Texas Association of the Deaf Conference Friday, April 10; TX Latino Council of the Deaf & HH 6 pm; Poker League 8 pm Saturday, April 11; National Flag Football Meeting 11 am - 5 pm Dinner by Mini Deaf Olympics 5 pm; General Meeting 7:30 pm Bank Night Sunday, April 12; KODAustin 12 pm - 3 pm Wednesday, April 15; Safe Place Workshop 4:30 - 7 pm Friday, April 17, OPEN PARTY 7 pm
Saturday, March 21; OPEN PARTY 7 pm; Poker League 8 pm Sunday, April 19; ADBA Meeting 1 - 4 pm Friday, April 24; OPEN PARTY 7 pm
Saturday, April 25; OPEN PARTY 7 pm; Poker League 8 pm Sunday, April 26; KODA Heart 8 am - 4 pm

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)--12/03 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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