Austin Deaf Events 2016-04-07

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Subject: Austin Deaf Events 2016-04-07
Date: April 7th 2016
                       AUSTIN DEAF EVENTS
 7 Apr 2016              Issue No. 218           Circulation 1215
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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, ALANON, and NA Meetings Churches -- Recurring Events Movies

Be sure to check the ADE Calendar or Facebook (links above), and the AAD Calendar (link below) for late breaking news.

Date index:
04/07 ASL Night
04/09 Soft Skills Interpreter Workshop 04/10 Liturgical Prayers in ASL - mini retreat part 2 04/17 Goonga Pehelwan documentary (OC) 04/30 DEAFensive Driving (Registration DEADLINE 04/22!) 05/06 10th Annual Diamond Chefs Gala "Under the Big Top" 06/04 Deaf Awareness Day at Fiesta Texas

Name index:
10th Annual Diamond Chefs Gala "Under the Big Top" 05/06 ASL Night 04/07
Deaf Awareness Day at Fiesta Texas 06/04 DEAFensive Driving 04/30 (Registration DEADLINE 04/22!) LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS 04/07,08,09
Goonga Pehelwan documentary (OC) 04/17 Liturgical Prayers in ASL - mini retreat part 2 04/10 Soft Skills interpreter workshop 04/09

ASL Night
Thursday, April 7, 2016. 7pm - 9pm
ACC Eastview Campus, Austin TX 78702

ASL Night provides Deaf/ASL performers, including comedy, story, jokes, and poem. Hosted by ACC ASL Friends United.

Special guest is coming.

Admission: $10

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS musical (ASL, with voice interpreting) Thursday, Friday, Saturday, April 7, 8, 9. 7:00 - 9:00 PM Texas School for the Deaf, R.L. Davis Auditorium

The TSD Performing Arts Program premieres its annual high school production - Little Shop of Horrors - on stage at 7:00 pm in the school’s auditorium at 1102 South Congress Avenue.

Three performances; voice interpreted.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
April 7, 8 & 9, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

R.L. Davis Auditorium, Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704

For tickets, reservations, and/or group sales coordination please contact gabrielle.nocciolino@PROTECTED by 6:00 p.m., Tuesday April 5.

Adults $8
Students/Sr. Citizens $5
Children 5 and under FREE

Tickets may be reserved and picked up through Will Call the evening of the performance and must be paid for with exact change or check payable to: TSD Performing Arts Program.

We will accept reservations via email until 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 5th, 2016. All ticket purchases after 6:00 p.m., April 5th should be made at the door for General Admission.

Advisory Caution: This production includes the use of strobe lights and high wattage special effects. Additionally, please use discretion in the attendance of your child as this production includes dramatized, on stage death.

*** Performances recommended for ages 10+.

Please visit: for more information.

Soft Skills Workshop
Saturday, April 9, 9am - Noon
Austin Community College South Campus, 1820 W Stassney Ln, Room 1130

Join Austin Interpreters for the Deaf for a dynamic look at "Soft Skills & Ethical Behavior - How they influence each other". Definitions of soft skills, hard skills, ethics, morals and boundaries will be reviewed. Activities are drawn from real world scenarios, including topics such as confidentiality, professionalism, and ethical business practices. This is a powerful workshop for interpreters at all stages, so don't miss it!

Presented entirely in ASL; no English interpretation provided.

Register at EventBrite:

Ticket prices:
Supporting member $20
Voting member $30
Non-member $40

0.3 CEUs on Ethics

Free parking in garage.

Presented by Lauri Metcalf, the chair of the ASL and Interpreter Training program at San Antonio College.

For refund policy and requests for accommodations: contact austin.interpretersvp1@PROTECTED

Liturgical Prayers in ASL - mini retreat part 2 Fr. Payne House, St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church Sunday, April 10, 2016. 1pm to 5pm.

Liturgical Prayers in American Sign Language: Basic Congregational Responses in the Mass

Light refreshments will be served.
Join us to watch this invaluable ASL video on Mass apsects of liturgical prayers.

Info Facebook St. Ignatius Deaf Ministry Email: deafministry@PROTECTED

Goonga Pehelwan scrreens at the Indie Meme Film Fest (OC) Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 2:00 PM
The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin TX78752

46 min/ India/Documentary / Hindi with English subtitles

Goonga Pehelwan is a documentary that follows India’s most successful deaf athlete on his quest to reach the Rio Olympics 2016 and become only the second deaf wrestler in the history of the Olympics to do so.

DEAFensive Driving
Saturday, April 30, 2016. 9:00am-3:30pm 2201 Post Rd. Austin, Texas 78704

Cost: $40/lunch included

Registration Deadline: April 22, 2016

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 4/22/16. Note: Registration will not be refunded for no show later than 9:05. ***The door will be locked at 9:05 am – no exceptions!***

**Please bring your ticket to the class for paperwork.**_

DEAFensive Driving Registration

Full Name:


City/State/Zip Code:


Requested Accommodations:

Pre-payment Option: Cash / Money Order

Lunch Options: Thundercloud Subs
Turkey - Roast Beef - Ham - Cheese - Tuna - Chicken Salad - American Classic (ham, salami & bologna) White - Wheat Cookie Chips

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)

10th Annual Diamond Chefs Gala "Under the Big Top" Friday, May 6, 2016. 6pm - 11pm
Hilton Downtown Austin, 500 E 4th St, Austin TX

Step * Right * Up
To the greatest school on Earth!

In an ever-changing world, helping our children learn to be citizens of the world is our responsibility. To fulfill this need, Texas School for the Deaf offers educational, technical, and life-enriching programs that enhance opportunities, encouraging our students to dream.

When you support the Texas School for the Deadf Foundation you are helping to bring excellence in education to the deaf and hard-of-hearing children in Texas, so their dreams can come true.

Hurry, Hurry. Come one, come all!

5:00 VIP Reception. Pre-event for Sponsors and Guests 6:00 Cocktails, Silent Auction
7:00 Dinner course with wine pairings prepared by TSD Culinary Art students and Hilton Chef and Staff. 8:00-11:00 Live auction, Fund-A-Need carnival games. Magicians * Stilt Walkers * Jugglers * Carnival Games * Basketball Throw * Wheel of Fortune * Wine Toss

$125 a person

Presented by the Texas School for the Deaf Foundation.

Attire: Austin Chic

Parking: Hilton Garage or Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez. info@PROTECTED

Deaf Awareness Day
Saturday, June 4, 2016. 10:30 am - 9:00 pm Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio

Three ways to buy tickets:

  2. Purchase tickets in advance at the Department of American Sign Language and Interpreter Training at San Antonio College.
  3. For additional discounted tickets visit the San Antonio College table at Six Flags Fiesta Texas at the front gate on the day of the event.

For information call 210-486-1106 or

AAD - Austin Association of the Deaf (Austin Deaf Club) Events Austin Deaf Club, 8818 Cullen Ln, Austin TX 78748

The Austin Deaf Clubhouse is closed for renovations, and expected to reopen sometime in April, but the backyard will be open: Every Monday night we will have outdoor TV to watch Nyle Di Marco (Top Model winner) on Dancing With the Stars, from 6:30 til 9 pm. Friday nite Deaf poker league at 8pm in the Pavilion in back of the club house. --Fred Newberry, AAD event coordinator, aadclubevents@PROTECTED

Admission: $5 for non-members

Social Affairs: Marilyn Swanson, AADsecretary@PROTECTED Newsletter: Deb Kuglitsch, austindeafclub@PROTECTED

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

Monday AA Meeting, 6:45-8:15 pm
Lakeway Community Ecumenical Church, 2203 Lakeway Blvd, Lakeway TX 78734

Wednesday AA Meeting 5:45-7:15 pm
Western Trail, 1800 Fortview Rd, Austin TX

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.

Volunteer Legal Aid Services
Mondays, April 4th and April 18th, 6-7pm Martin Middle School, 1601 Haskell (Haskell & Comal)

--- MOVIES ------------------------------------------------------ Find captioned movies by zipcode or city:

Ask at ticket window or customer service for closed caption device.

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