Date: October 5th 2016

                       AUSTIN DEAF EVENTS
 6 Oct 2016              Issue No. 224           Circulation 1219
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Link to apply for Deaf/HH Driver ID visor Card:

Deaf Mass with Fr. Tom Coughlin Fall/Winter 2016 Location: Mother Chapel
Sunday October 16th
Sunday November 6th
Sunday December 18th
Email sent out 9/8/16: Welcome back! Fr. Tom Coughlin will be in town and will lead mass on Sunday, Sept. 11th at 3:00 pm in the Mother's Chapel at St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church. After mass, we will gather in the church's dining and living room for cake. I need to gather input on specific topics from you. This excellent opportunity is for you to share and give feedback or input on what you think of the Deaf Ministry. Look forward to seeing you there! Many Blessings, S

Austin Spirit of Life Deaf Church has moved to 7612 Cooper Lane, Austin, TX.

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:
10/05 Priscilla Queen of the Desert (SI, OC) 10/14, 15, 16 Austin Duck Adventure
10/19, 20 BedPost Confessions @ The North Door (SI) 10/29 ZACH Theatre For Families Series: Charlotte's Web (SI) 10/29 DEAFensive Driving
11/4-6 Deaf Yoga and Life Retreat
11/5-6 Disability Film Festival
11/30 A Christmas Carol (SI, OC)
2017/03/04 ZACH Theatre For Families Series: Elephant and Piggie's We Are in a Play (SI) 2017/04/29 ZACH Theatre For Families Series: jj's arcade (SI)

Title index:
Austin Duck Adventure 10/14, 15, 16
BedPost Confessions @ The North Door (SI) 10/19, 20 DEAFensive Driving 10/29
Deaf Yoga and Life Retreat 11/4-6
Disability Film Festival 11/5-6
ZACH: A Christmas Carol (SI, OC) 11/30 ZACH: Priscilla Queen of the Desert (SI, OC) 10/05 ZACH Theatre For Families Series: Charlotte's Web (SI) 10/29 ZACH Theatre For Families Series: Elephant and Piggie's We Are in a Play (SI) 2017/03/04 ZACH Theatre For Families Series: jj's arcade (SI) 2017/04/29

Austin Duck Adventure (SI)
Friday, October 14 at 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 15 at 2:30 pm
Sunday, October 16 at 10:00 am
TCSDHH, 2201 Post Rd, Austin TX 78704

Travis County Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing invite you to join us for an Austin Duck Adventure on one of the following dates and times:

To secure your seat for $10 please contact Angeline Champagne at 512-410-1598. All seats first come first served. Seating is LIMITED.

ASL interpreters will be provided. If you need any other kind of interpreter please be sure to let us know.


BedPost Confessions @ The North Door (SI) Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 & 20 The North Door: One block East of I-35 on the corner of Brushy Street and East 5th.

Sex: (almost) everybody does it and (almost) nobody talks about it—except at BedPost Confessions! Whether the performers are funny, informative, political, or completely personal, the anonymous confessions from the audience are the stars of every show.

And so we present BedPost Confessions, the fall edition, featuring stories by:

  • Adam Sultan
  • Nikki DaVaughn
  • Shelby Hadden
  • and magic by Turning Tricks with The Darlings
  • with music stylings by DJ Kid Gorilla!
  • emceed by Sadie Smythe & Mia Martina

Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 & 20 Wednesday, October 19th ticket link here: Thursday, October 20th ticket link here:

Lounge opens at 6:30
Doors at 7:15
Show at 8:00

We will also have giveaways by Adult MegaPlexx and Package Menswear, so be sure to sign up to win prizes at the door.

BedPost Confessions provides accessibility for the deaf by SOULumination Interpreting.

For more information on BedPost Confessions and to CONFESS YOURSELF, visit our website

RSVP on Facebook

DEAFensive Driving (SI)
Saturday, October 29, 2016. 9am-3pm
TCSDHH, 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 <>

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

ZACH Theatre: Sign interpreted performances 1510 Toomey Road, Austin, TX 78704
Box Office: 202 South Lamar
Tickets: 512-476-0541 x1

Priscilla Queen of the Desert (SI, OC)
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A Christmas Carol (SI, OC)
Wednesday, November 30 at 7:30 pm

Theatre For Families Series:
Charlotte's Web (SI)
Saturday, October 29 at 11 am

Elephant and Piggie's We Are in a Play (SI) Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11 am

jj's arcade (SI)
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2 pm

---- 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.

October 2016

1605 East 38th and 1/2 St Austin

Lakeway Community Ecumenical Church
2203 Lakeway Blvd., Lakeway, TX 78734

209 West 27th Street, Dining hall behind chapel

---- 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,

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 or 512-410-1786.

Volunteer Legal Aid Services
Dates: Monday, Oct. 17 (Mondays), Time: 6-7pm Martin Middle School, 1601 Haskell (Haskell & Comal)

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