Austin Deaf Events 2016-09-01

From: "Austin Deaf Events" <david@PROTECTED>
Subject: Austin Deaf Events 2016-09-01
Date: August 31st 2016
                       AUSTIN DEAF EVENTS
1 Sept 2016              Issue No. 223           Circulation 1216
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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 AA, ALANON, and NA Meetings AAD - Austin Association of the Deaf Austin Deaf Services Churches Movies Recurring Events

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

Date index:
10/29 DEAFensive Driving
11/4-6 Deaf Yoga and Life Retreat
11/5-6 Disability Film Festival

Title index:
DEAFensive Driving 10/29
Deaf Yoga and Life Retreat 11/4-6
Disability Film Festival 11/5-6

DEAFensive Driving (SI)
Saturday, October 29, 2016. 9am-3pm
2201 Post Rd, Austin TX 78704

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 (Travis County Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) will sponsor "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-registyration and payment by 10/22/2016.

NOTE: Registration will NOT be refunced for no show later than 9:05!! The door will be locked at 9:05am -- No Exceptions. So get there EARLY.

Please bring your ticket to the class for paperwork.

Registration needs Full Name, Full Address, Phone, Email, Requested Accommodations, Payment (Cash, Money Order). Please mail or bring registration to: TCSDHH Front Desk
2201 Post Rd, STE 100
Austin TX 78704

Contact 512-410-1598 (vp) or 512-854-9205 (v)

Deaf Yoga and Life Retreat
November 4 - 6, 2016
24315 Pedernales Dr, Spicewood TX 78669-1494


Living Waters on Lake Travis, Austin, Texas

Treat yourself to a wonderful getaway weekend retreat of discovery, exploration and abundance. This weekend retreat is for Deaf individuals who wish to shift their lives from a rut into a fulfilling life that can be life, love, relationship or quality time.

The getaway weekend retreat is at Living Waters on Lake Travis, 45 minutes west of Austin, Texas, 1 hour from the airport.

In a beautiful surrounding of tranquil scenery, your Deaf retreat facilitators, Deborah and Narayni, will walk with you in your journey:

Deborah S. Mayer Narayani D. Wilkins
Life Coach Intuitive Wellness Coach
Professional Coach Trainer Certified Yoga Instructor

During this weekend, you will:
• Identify habits that keep you from growing. • Navigate and grow in areas you desire. • Understand your holistic energy balance. • Discover the joy in your relations with others. • See unlimited possibilities with fresh eyes • Visualize what you want as an individual. • Create an action plan toward a vibrant life and move forward.

Also you will:
• Develop skills in meditation, exercise and yoga. • Enhance your techniques for breathing. • Listen to your body through yoga.
• Expand your creativity.
• Discover your presence.
• Develop inner peace through yoga and mindful walks. • Savor healthy nutritious wholesome meals.

There will be mindful activities and yoga workouts including chair yoga, wholesome healthy meals, life coaching sessions and story exchanges.

You will come away with an action plan to live a life of abundance the way you want.

For more information and to register at: We hope to see you there!
Deborah and Narayani

Disability Film Festival
Friday and Saturday, November 4th and 5th Alamo Drafthouse Village

Information from William Greer <filmfest@PROTECTED>

We are pleased to announce the feature films of our 2016 Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival! We hope you'll join us in November to watch two fantastic documentaries:

The Rebound
Miami is a city known for its sports and diversity. For the Miami Heat Wheels, it is a city of opportunity, second chances, and a call to win - against all odds. The Rebound follows the lives of three athletes with disabilities on and off the court as they work with unwavering resolve towards athletic, educational, and career ambitions. This real account of the Heat Wheels' quest to push their way through the season--often unsure if they'll have what it takes to make it to the next step--challenges the way disability is widely perceived.

Learn more about The Rebound

Deaf Jam

Filmmaker Judy Lieff explores the beauty and power of American Sign Language (ASL) poetry in Deaf Jam, the story of deaf teen Aneta Brodski’s bold journey into the spoken word slam scene. Utilizing high-energy music and animated graphic text, Deaf Jam illuminates ASL poetry’s extraordinary potency and power. A note about Deaf culture at Cinema Touching Disability: we acknowledge and respect that some members of the Deaf community do not necessarily consider themselves to fall under the umbrella term: Disabled. We wanted to include this film in our program because of recurring themes and challenges common to both communities - diversity, accessibility, and changing perspectives, all within the context of the arts.

Learn more about Deaf Jam

In addition, Cinema Touching Disability will offer wrap-around events for both evenings, screening of finalist films from our international short film competition, Alamo Drafthouse food and drinks, and more!

Save the date November 4 & 5 at the Alamo Drafthouse Village, and keep an eye out for ticket sales later in the fall!

Opportunity to support people with disabilities in film: Cathedrals is raising money for the blind through an amazing film adaptation of Raymond Carver's short story Cathedral, starring Rick Boggs, a blind actor. Help this short film reach its Kickstarter goal! Learn about the perks and help making Cathedrals happen!

Cinema Touching Disability
1716 San Antonio St.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 478-3366

---- AA, ALANON and NA MEETINGS (SI) ----------------------------

You can contact the Austin AA Hill County Intergroup at: 24-hour hotline 512-444-0071(v) or

Also, AA meetings via WebCam led by Deaf and HoH sobriety facilitators:

Support Groups With Sign Language Interpreters: Interpreters provided by Travis County Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TCSDHH). Call at 512-854-9221 to request an interpreter for other meeting times.

August 1st, 15th, 22nd
6:45-8:15 pm
Lakeway Community Ecumenical Church
2203 Lakeway Blvd, Lakeway TX 78734

August 10th & 31st
5:45–7:15 pm
Western Trail
1800 Fortview Rd, Austin TX

6:00-7:30 pm
1313 Group, 205 E Monroe, Austin TX 78704

NA Meeting
7:30-9:00 pm
Miracles & Solutions Group
2207 East Martin Luther King Blvd, Austin TX 78702

---- AAD - AUSTIN ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF ----------------------- 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

---- AUSTIN DEAF SERVICES --------------------------------------- Travis County Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing See for a listing of upcoming interpreted events.

---- CHURCH SERVICES for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing ----------- Please see

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

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

---- 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

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
Dates: Monday, Sept. 12 and 26 (Mondays), Time: 6-7pm Martin Middle School, 1601 Haskell (Haskell & Comal)

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