Austin Deaf Events 2013-09-05

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AAD – Austin Association of the Deaf
AA and NA Meetings
Churches —
Recurring Events: ASL Happy Hour, Deaf Coffee Chat, Deaf Seniors, Poker, Visual Yoga
Free classes at the Natural Gardener (SI by request)
REI Austin-Downtown Outdoor School Classes (SI)
Event listings by title and by date

Date index:
09/05, 06 IN THE CAN – ASL movie
09/11 Nerd Nite 50: Technoarchaeology (SI)
09/21 Intro to ASL Depiction & Personification workshop (ASL)
10/19 2nd Annual Fall Festival Run for All
10/24 Early voting, with sign language interpreters
Now-12/19 Deaflympics and TSD

Name index:
2nd Annual Fall Festival Run for All 10/19
Deaflympics and TSD Now-12/19
Early voting, with sign language interpreters 10/24
IN THE CAN – ASL movie 09/05, 06
Intro to ASL Depiction & Personification workshop (ASL) 09/21
Nerd Nite 50: Technoarchaeology (SI) 09/11

AAD – Austin Association of the Deaf (Austin Deaf Club)

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

Social Affairs: Marilyn Swanson,
Newsletter: Deb Kuglitsch,

TCSDHH provides sign language interpreters for the following AA and NA weekly meetings in Austin:

Mon 6:00-7:30pm: AA, Grace United Methodist, 205 E Monroe
Tues 7:30-9:00pm: NA, All Saints Episcopal dining hall, 209 W 27th
Wed 5:30-7:00pm: AA, Cherry Creek Plaza main entrance, 5700 Manchacha Rd
Sat 7:00-8:30pm: NA, Christ’s Workshop Bldg, 212 E Monroe
Sat 7:00-8:30pm: NA, Timberline Office Condos Bldg 7-#703, 2525 Wallingwood

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


Austin Deaf Club Poker League:

BedPost Confessions (SI)–09/19 Every 3rd Thursday 8-10:30p
The ND, A block east of I-35 at Brushy & East 5th, Austin TX

Note new day …
DEAF SENIORS OF AUSTIN (South Central)–10/02 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.

o STARBUCKS COFFEE (Central)– 09/21 Every 3rd Saturday. 3706 Guadalupe St, Austin TX 78705 (corner of Guadalupe and 38th Street)
o Please join our growing Deaf Blind Chat for drinks, snacks and fun chatting. Every month we see both new and familiar faces, and we welcome signers of all skill level, so tell your friends, family and classmates about us, too!
o Hosts: Hosts: Staci Miller and Doug Rollins

DEAFNESS RESOURCE SPECIALIST available by appointment. TCSDHH, 2201 Post Rd #100, Austin TX 78704. Contact: Brian Determan or 512-410-1786.

1) Mondays 8:30 – 9:30 pm
Blue Honey Yoga, 1211 W 6th St Austin TX 78703
Donation based. Suggested $10-15 but donate whatever you would like. Blue Honey is located on the south side of 6th street in the same parking area as the public storage space.

2) Saturdays Noon – 1 pm
Total Wellness Austin, 4220 West William Cannon (between Randall’s and PTerry’s), Ste 130, Austin TX 78749
A yoga class in ASL only. Deaf people, ASL students, Interpreting students, people with knowledge in ASL are all welcome. $10/drop-in. First class free.


Find captioned movies by zipcode or city:

Captioned movie trailers and search for captioned web videos:

Find subtitled movies and shows on Netflix and iTumes.

Alamo Drafthouse at the Slaughter location has Sony Caption Glasses available for all showings. Ask for them at the box office.

Free Classes at the Natural Gardener
8648 Old Bee Cave Rd, Austin TX 78735

Click on the “Upcoming Events” link under John’s picture for the calendar with full descriptions of classes.

If you would like sign language interpretation, please contact at least one week in advance. Volunteer interpretation provided courtesy of ACC students and others.

All classes are about 1 hour long, except where noted. Classes subject to change. Please call first to confirm. Classes are held outdoors under an open air canopy (“The Revival Tent”) – please dress for the weather. Arrive early for best seating. You are welcome to bring your own chair. If possible, please park on Bell Drive, adjacent to the Tent.

August 31 at 9 am – Rosina Newton, Horticulturist and Education Coordinator at The Natural Gardener and owner of bioMUNDO, presents “Effective Organic Products and Their Use.”

September 7 at 9 am – Tom Grzinich, certified Agroecologist and staff member of The Natural Gardener, presents “Double Digging 101.”

September 14 at 9 am – Betsy Ross and J.R. Builta of Sustainable Growth Texas ( present “The Benefits of Getting Life in Your Soil.”

September 21 at 9 am – Paul Montgomery, naturalist, nature photographer, and representative of the Native Plant Society of Texas (, presents “Native Plants.”

REI Austin-Downtown Outdoor School Classes (SI)
REI, 601 N Lamar Blvd, Austin TX 78703

REI Austin-Downtown Outdoor School Classes offers free, sign interpreted classes. For details and to register see:

Deaflympics and TSD
Now through Thursday, December 19, 2013
Heritage Center & Museum, TSD, 1102 S Congress Ave, Austin TX 78704

On exhibit now through December 19, 2013, the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) proudly invites the community to visit the school’s museum and its latest historical collection — Deaflympic medals, memorabilia, uniforms and banners — chronicling TSD members who have participated in the Deaflympic Games, since 1957.

The Deaflympics began in 1924. In 1957, the first USA team competed at the games, in Rome. Since 1957, TSD has had representatives at every summer Deaflympic Games, and currently boasts 103 medals earned by both past and present students and staff.

TSD hopes to add to their medal collection next month, when the Deaflympics will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, from July 26 through August 4, 2013.

Currently, TSD has 10 participants who will be attending the 2013 Deaflympic Games, as athletes and coaches, this summer.

To schedule a museum tour during summer hours, please contact by email:

Fall/Spring museum hours resume August 19, 2013.

IN THE CAN – ASL movie
Thursday Sept 5th (6:30pm) and Friday the 6th (7pm)
TSD Auditorium

ASL Film’s newest movie. Captioned both nights. FREE CHILD CARE!
DVDs will be available for sale — Hard Man will be ready to
sell! Trailer and story available to view/read on

Nerd Nite 50: Technoarchaeology (SI)
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, doors at 7:00pm
The North Door, 502 Brushy St, Austin TX 78702

Intro to ASL Depiction & Personification workshop (ASL only)
Saturday, September 21, 2013. 9a – 4:30p
Austin Community College, South Austin Campus, 1820 W Stassney Ln, Austin TX 78745. Rm 1180 / Multipurpose Room

Whether you’re Deaf, hard-of-hearing, or hearing, if you work with ASL, this workshop is for YOU! Entirely in ASL without any English interpretation, this workshop is extremely Deaf-friendly, especially applicable to Deaf ASL instructors, Deaf ITP instructors, Deaf interpreters.

Cost: $65 (ACC hourly employees: $52)

No English interpretation will be provided.

Spike Out XV and Homecoming Activities
Friday October 4 and Saturday the 5th, 2013
TSD Mall and elsewhere on campus

2nd Annual Fall Festival Run for All
Saturday October 19, 2013 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 S. Congress Ave, Austin TX 78704

TSDF announces a 5K, Pro Track Meet, and Festival with Movie!!!

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