Austin Deaf Events for 2017-07-06

From: "Austin Deaf Events" <david@PROTECTED>
Subject: Austin Deaf Events for 2017-07-06
Date: July 5th 2017
                       AUSTIN DEAF EVENTS
 6 July 2017             Issue No. 233           Circulation 1225
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Visit the VSA Texas Artist Market at Booth #224 at the Abilities Expo in Houston, TX, August 4-6, 2017, NRG Center, Hall E.

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 Austin Deaf Club 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:
2017-07-08 DeafBlind Awareness Celebration Picnic 2017-07-19, 20 Bedpost Confessions: Sex Ed (SI) 2017-07-22 The Kindness of Strangers (SI) 2017-07-25, 28 The Wizard of Oz musical 2017-07-29 DEAFensive Driving Course (SI) 2017-07-29 Backyard Story Night: Pairs (SI) 2017-08-04..06 Abilities Expo (Houston) 2017-08-04 Advocacy Support and Training 2017-08-19 Communication Matters: Interpreting in Sexuality Settings 2017-09-23 Death by Musical (SI)
2017-11-25 Dance Dreams (SI)

Title index:
Abilities Expo (Houston) 2017-08-04..06 Advocacy Support and Training 2017-08-04 Backyard Story Night: Pairs (SI) 2017-07-29 Bedpost Confessions: Sex Ed (SI) 2017-09-19, 20 Communication Matters: Interpreting in Sexuality Settings 2017-08-19 Dance Dreams (SI) 2017-11-25
DeafBlind Awareness Celebration Picnic 2017-07-08 DEAFensive Driving Course (SI) 2017-07-29 Death by Musical (SI) 2017-09-23
The Kindness of Strangers (SI) 2017-07-22 The Wizard of Oz musical (SI) 2017-07-15, 28

DeafBlind Awareness Celebration Picnic
Saturday, July 8, 2017. 10am-2pm
2200 S Lakeshore Blvd, Austin TX 78741

We will meet in the grassy area west of the HI Austin Hostel.

Bring your lunch, your blankets, and your lawn toys. Stand up paddle board and kayak rentals nearby, and let's have FUN! DeafBlind, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened, Interpreters, and family are welcome to enjoy a day on Lady Bird Lake.

SSP requests to sspdbterps@PROTECTED

NOTICE: photos taken at event may be used for advocacy purposes.

The Wizard of Oz (SI)
Saturday July 15 and Friday July 28, 8pm Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Dr, Austin TX 78746


We're off to see the Wizard. ASL interpreted performance. The 59th Annual Zilker Summer Musical
Bring a blanket, or low chairs, water, and snacks!

Bedpost Confessions: Sex Ed (SI)
Wednesday & Thursday, July 19 & 20 at 8 PM - 10:30 PM The North Door, 502 Brushy St, Austin TX 78702

Lounge: 6:30, Doors: 7:15, Show: 8:00pm Age 18+

Sex: (almost) everybody does it and (almost) nobody talks about it—except at Bedpost Confessions, a live storytelling show. Stories told at BedPost Confessions explore themes of sexuality, gender identity, dating, marriage, masturbation, break-ups, health, and more. Whether the performers are funny, informative, fictional, thoughtful, embarrassing, raunchy, heart-warming, political, or completely personal, the audience receives their stories with love and returns the favor by sharing their own. In fact, the anonymous confessions submitted by the audience and read aloud by the producers are the real star of every show. We aim for each BedPost Confessions to either spark a fantasy or start a conversation. Maybe even both.

Join us this July, where:
☆ Seth Meeks' fiction leaves you breathless ☆ Adam Maurer wins your pervy hearts once again ☆ Shelby Hadden share's her sequel to Tightly Wound ☆ Ebony Stewart gives us poetry and prose .. about pussy ☆ Aurora Hart tickles our senses, one piece of clothing at a time

☆ Emceed by Mia Martina & Sadie Smythe ☆ Music Stylings by DJ KidGorilla
☆ Giveaways by Adult Video Megaplex & Package Menswear ☆ Interpreted for the deaf by SOULumination interpreting ☆ Lounge opens at 6:30, Doors 7:15, Show 8:00 ☆ Same show - two nights in a row!

Wednesday night tickets:

Thursday night tickets:

General admission: $15
Available pre-sale and at the door
Enter at the north door (alley side) beginning at 7:15

Student admission: $12
Available at the door only, with valid University ID Enter at the north door (alley side) beginning at 7:15

The Full Monty: $20
Available pre-sale only
Avoid the lines and select your seats early Private entrance at the east door (the kitchen side) beginning at 7:00

The Full Monty XXX: $33.50
In addition to the Full Monty seating, your ticket price will include a copy of “BedPost Confessions: Real Sex. Real People. Real Stories” anthology at a 10% discount. Available pre-sale only
Avoid the lines and select your seats early Private entrance at the east door (the kitchen side) beginning at 7:00 Books will be given at the show.

For more information and to CONFESS visit

The Kindness of Strangers
Saturday, July, 22, 2017 08:00 pm
The Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

(Improvised Tennessee Williams)

A sensuous, improvised, captivating journey through the lurid, steamy world of the American South in the style of one of America’s greatest playwrights- Tennessee Williams. Troubled men, spellbinding women, and a touch of magic come together to create stories that are hilarious and heartbreaking all at once. Sign interpreted
improv, theatre, theater, downtown, entertainment, show

DEAFensive Driving Course - ASL interpreters provided Saturday, July 29, 2017, 9:00am-3:00pm
TCSDHH Conference Room, 2201 Post Rd Austin, TX 78704

Cost: $40/lunch included

**Registration Deadline: July 21, 2017**

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 7/21/17.

Contact: 512-410-1598 or angelinechampagne@PROTECTED

Abilities Expo
Friday-Sunday August 4-6, 2017
NRG Center, Houston TX
Advocacy Support and Training
Friday, August 4, 2017. 8am - 5pm
TSBVI, 1100 W 45th St, Austin TX 78756

ASTra training has arrived in Texas!!

Advocacy Support and Training (ASTra) is a Hands & Voices program focused on the educational needs unique to students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Within this program, trainings are offered that are developed for parents, but open to all! CEUs are available.

Texas Hands & Voices is offering an ASTra training (Level 1) on August 4th in Austin, TX at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI). The cost is $42 and includes the Educational Advocacy Handbook (a $35 value) and lunch. Level 1 training includes an introduction to Special Education Law, an overview of IDEA Special Considerations for students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Eligibility, Procedural Safeguards, Assessment and Evaluation, and IEP components and planning.

WE WANT YOU to join us

  • Parents of children who are D/deaf, hard of hearing or DeafBlind, Deaf Education professionals, D/HH community members, and other passionate individuals interested in special education law. This training is for you!
  • Learn more about the ASTra program @
  • This training will cover the IEP process, Federal Law (IDEA), eligibility issues, procedural safeguards and more!
  • This training has been approved for 7.75 hours of State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit by the Education Service Center Region 11, the CPE provider.

This training is offered in partnership with Education Service Center 11 and TSBVI

Date: August 4, 2017
Time: 8 am to 5 pm
Place: TSBVI in Austin, Texas

Plan to attend now! Space is limited. Register HERE:

Would you like more information about ASTra?

Go to the Hands & Voices HQ website at to learn more and review a resource list and visit the Texas Hands & Voices website to learn more about our ASTra program at

Communication Matters: Interpreting in Sexuality Settings Saturday August 19, 2017, 9am - 4pm
Texas School for the Deaf Ford Building, Multi-Purpose Room, 1102 S Congress Ave, Austin TX 78704

This intensive 6-hour workshop is intended to give interpreters the opportunity to examine sexuality issues, explore values/attitudes/beliefs about sexuality, identify situations where skills with sexuality interpreting would be useful, and apply what was learned to interpreting practice. Participants will be equipped with appropriate and effective tools to become more comfortable with interpreting sexuality content. This workshop does not only discuss sexuality issues, but also to discuss the importance of consent.

0.6 CEUs RID and BEI
Only 50 seats available!
$65 Professionals
$45 Students

ASL only. No voice interpreting.

Contact: bethany@PROTECTED
Register now:

Death by Musical
Saturday, September, 23, 2017 08:00 pm
The Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

This bloody lovely romp is a campy comedy horror musical, where all the music and murderous madness is improvised. Sign interpreted
improv, theatre, comedy, musical, theater, downtown, entertainment, show

Dance Dreams
Saturday, November, 25, 2017 08:00 pm
The Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

With inspiration from movies/TV such as Center Stage, Dance Academy and Save the Last Dance, Dance Dreams follows the drama and aspirations of students chasing their dreams to become professional ballet dancers. Full of humor and dancer angst, this show explores the challenges of being young and pursuing art in a competitive field. And it's all completely improvised. Sign interpreted
improv, theatre, comedy, theater, downtown, entertainment, show

---- 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 provided by Travis County Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TCSDHH). Interpreter Requests for Support Group Meetings should be sent to: interpretercoordinator@PROTECTED

8-9:30pm, "R" relationships meeting Timberline Office Condos
2525 Wallingwood Bldg 7, Ste 703

AA MEETING – May 1st, May 15th May 29th ***call to confirm before attending
12 pm - 1:30 pm
Cherry Creek 12/12 meeting in the big room 5700 Manchaca Road, Suite 350
6:45 - 8:15 pm
Lakeway Community Ecumenical Church
2203 Lakeway Blvd., Lakeway, TX 78734

7:30 - 9 PM
All Saints Episcopal
209 West 27th Street, Dining hall behind chapel

6 PM - 7:30 PM
St Paul Episcopal
511 E Pflugerville Pkwy, Pflugerville
AA MEETING - only May 11th and 25th
***call to confirm before attending
7 – 8 pm
Rule 62 Meeting, 11201 Parkfield Dr as of 5/2/17

To find deaf accessible 12-step meetings: This is a Gmail calendar that you can add it to your calendars.

For more information, and a link to Request an Interpreter:

---- 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

Open every Friday and Saturday, 7 pm to close 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 512-481-7707.

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

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