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NVRC Speaker Series – Accessible Programs at National Gallery of Art – Sept. 10th

August 21, 2016 in Community Events

NEXT FREE Speaker Series Program

Saturday, September 10, 2016 10am - noon

Accessible Programs at the National Gallery of Art
With speaker – Lorena Baines, Manager of Accessible Programs

Saturday, September 10th  – 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Location:
Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons
3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030

Lorena Baines, the National Gallery’s first Manager of Accessible Programs, will introduce the National Gallery of Art’s Accessible Programs, which include the monthly ASL at the NGA, Art for ASL Learners, and the use of assistive listening devices on all programs. She will also provide an overview of the Gallery’s collections and introduce a few personal favorite works of art as well as a preview of some exciting upcoming exhibitions.

To RSVP to this FREE program to:  INFO@nvrc.org
or through Everbrite.com: Click Here

NVRC events – Open captioning and on‐site sign language interpreting services will be provided for this event. Our meeting room is equipped with an audio loop system for people with hearing aids with T-coil (tele-coil). The NVRC meeting room is located on the first floor with a new accessible entry.

Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e‐mail to info@nvrc.org   (Please allow reasonable time to arrange for accommodations )

RSVP for this event Click Here

 

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NVAD General Meeting – Sat. Sept. 17th

August 18, 2016 in Community Events

 

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9:30AM to 12:00PM

NVAD General Meeting

Location: Northern Virginia Resource Center 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130 Fairfax, VA 22030

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NVRC – INDOOR FLEA MARKET – SAT.- AUG. 20

August 18, 2016 in Community Events

NVRC Flea Market

INDOOR FLEA MARKET
SATURDAY- AUGUST 20 – FROM 9 A.M. – 2 P.M.

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Signed and Captioned NVRC Indoor Flea Market Video Invite

(Rain or Shine – Air Conditioned Inside Event and Easy Parking)
(Doors will not open before 9:00A.M.)

WHERE:
Northern Virginia Resource Center for
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (nvrc.org)
3951 Pender Drive Suite 130
Fairfax, Va. 22030

WHY:
Fundraiser with all proceeds to benefit NVRC services
and programs for deaf and hard of hearing people and
their families in Northern Virginia.

FOR MORE INFO:
Email: Info@nvrc.org
Voice: (703)-352-9055 Ext: 102 

Video Phone: (571)-350-8656
 Website: NVRC.org

REAL BARGAINS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!!
Housewares, Clothing for all Ages, Toys, Games, Books, DVDs, CDs, Crafts, Jewelry, Decorations, Holiday items, Collectibles, Miscellaneous Treasures. Delicious Bake Sale Items. All sales cash or check, no credit cards accepted.

Please No Furniture or Electronics.

DONATIONS of QUALITY ITEMS NEEDED:
Accepting Your TAX DEDUCTIBLE Charitable Donations at NVRC at 3951 Pender Drive in Fairfax. Receipts provided.
Please drop off your items only during the following times: Wednesday August 17 from 10 – 6 p.m.

Thursday August 18 from 10 – 6 p.m.
Friday August 19 from 8 – Noon. Then Closed for Pricing.

NVRC will price all items. Donations will not be returned at end of sale. Please no electronics, furniture or large items. All donations must be clean and in good condition.

THANK YOU for supporting NVRC, a 501(c)(3) community based non-profit.

ASL SLAM DC – Sept 17th

August 11, 2016 in Community Events

 

Sept 17th – ASL SLAM DC
ANGELIKA POP-UP AT UNION MARKET
550 Penn Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
10 dollars: Online
13 dollars: At door
Happy Hour: 7pm
Show: 8-9:30pm

VAD – Mini Conference – September 10, 2016 – Doswell, VA

August 9, 2016 in Community Events

 

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Virginia Association for the Deaf
Mini Conference
September 10, 2016 – Doswell, VA

Doswell Community Center 16433 Washington Highway Doswell, Virginia 23047

Register before August 20

Download the PDF Registration Form

 

ECNV’s Voter Registration Drive – Aug 16th – 18th

August 4, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events, Community News

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ECNV’s Voter Registration Drive 

When? August 16 and 18, 2-4 p.m.

Where? ECNV, 2300 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 305 Arlington, VA 

Stop by ECNV on August 16th and 18th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. for our Voter Registration Drive where staff will work with you one-on-one to help you prepare and register for the November elections. 

The Voter Registration Drive will provide individuals with disabilities residing in Northern VA with:

•       Registration forms and an overview on how to fill them out

•      Help consumers find the closest voting locations

•       Review the proper documents REQUIRED to vote

•       How to obtain an Absentee Ballot

•       And any other questions that you may have!

Note: Please contact ECNV at info@ecnv.org or 703-525-3268 if you are unable to attend the above dates and times and we will be glad to set up an appointment to meet with you on a different date.

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The Twin Sisters: Hedy vs Heidi Show @ Gallaudet Sept. 17th

August 4, 2016 in Community Events

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  • Friday, September 16th at 7:30 pm at the MSD Frederick auditorium
  • Saturday, September 17th at 1:00 and 7:30 PM in the Foster auditorium on Gallaudet University campus
This is a fundraiser co-hosted by the alumnae sorority of Gallaudet–Delta Epsilon and Phi Kappa Zeta–with all proceeds going to a scholarship that benefits Deaf single mothers so that they can attend Gallaudet!

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The Twin Sisters: Hedy vs Heidi Show @MSD – Sept 16th

August 4, 2016 in Community Events

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  • Friday, September 16th at 7:30 pm at the MSD Frederick auditorium
  • Saturday, September 17th at 1:00 and 7:30 PM in the Foster auditorium on Gallaudet University campus
This is a fundraiser co-hosted by the alumnae sorority of Gallaudet–Delta Epsilon and Phi Kappa Zeta–with all proceeds going to a scholarship that benefits Deaf single mothers so that they can attend Gallaudet!

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NEW REI NETWORK WEBINAR: Alternative Strategies to Build Credit | August 10th

July 28, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events

 

 

Date: Wed, August 10, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Join National Disability Institute and Credit Builders Alliance for a discussion on alternative strategies to help individuals build credit. This webinar will define credit building, distinguish the difference between credit building and credit/debt remediation, and explain the importance of credit building for the individuals we support. Credit Builders Alliance will provide an overview on how secured cards, credit builder loans and rent reporting are helping individuals build positive credit.

Presenters:

  • Michael R. Roush, M.A., National Disability Institute
  • Carmina Lass, Credit Builders Alliance

Register for this webinar by clicking on or copying and pasting the following link: https://ndiwebinars.webex.com/ndiwebinars/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb04a5b38d1a73c4f05e1e3a1b98c34e9

Please note that real time captioning will be provided for this webinar. For other accommodation requests, questions about the webinar or the registration process, please contact us at info@ndi-inc.org.

ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection – Aug 14th

July 28, 2016 in Community Events

 

 

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The monthly ASL at the NGA tour is coming up on Sunday, August 14 at 1:00 pm.

The tour meets in the Rotunda of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art.

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/guided-tours/accessible-programs/american-sign-language.html

The tour is also interpreted into spoken English so all are welcome!

 

August Connect4 Social Hour Meetup for young adults with disabilities – Aug 4th

July 14, 2016 in Community Events

 

RSVP for the August Connect4 Social Hour Meetup for Young Adults with Disabilities!

When? August 4, 6-8 p.m.

Where? Courthaus Social 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington VA (next to Courthouse Metro)

Our first gathering was a huge success as over 30 guests attended from all over the DMV area! So let’s continue the good times by meeting at Courthaus Social for an even bigger event this time! Courthaus has agreed to extend its happy hour until 8 p.m., so come by and take advantage of the great deals they offer while you mingle with friends!

Join our Facebook group to stay informed about future events.

Connect4 Social Hour is a social networking group founded by the Endependence Center of Northern Virginia ECNV for young adults with disabilities. By coming together, we can help build confidence, independence, networks, and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Our social group meets monthly at various locations in the VA/DC area for various events and activities. This includes outings at community events, restaurants, mixers at ECNV, and any other fun activity that we can think of! Some meetings will include topics of discussion or information sessions important to the disability community, while others will be just to mingle and have a fun night out!

So stop by to hang out with old friends, make new ones, and have an all-around good time!

RSVP: Info@ecnv.org or 703-673-4497

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Next NVRC Speaker – Are You Smarter…than a Scammer? July 27th

July 14, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events

 

 

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RESCHEDULED TO – WED. July 27th 10:00 AM – Noon

Are You Smarter…than a Scammer?

Fairfax PD Financial Crime Detectives and Maria Couvillon, Postal Inspector

According to a recent National Council on Aging publication, financial scams, especially targeting older adults, have become so prevalent that they are now considered “the crime of the 21st century.”

Needless to say, the fraudsters are smart and creative — maybe smarter and more creative than we’re willing to give them credit for. Find out how to protect yourself and family members by attending this presentation.

We will hear from a panel of experts; the Fairfax Criminal Investigation Unit and Maria Couvillon, Postal Inspector at US Postal Inspection Service, on the latest fraud/scam investigations and how to avoid common scams.

 

RSVP for this event

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New Family Program in ASL! Starting in July. National Gallery of Art

June 30, 2016 in Community Events

 

The National Gallery of Art
ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection

The monthly ASL at the NGA tour is coming up on Sunday, July 10 at 1:00 pm. 
The tour meets in the Rotunda of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art.

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/guided-tours/accessible-programs/american-sign-language.html

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The tour is also interpreted into spoken English so all are welcome!


NEW! Stories in Art sessions to be offered entirely in ASL this summer! 

Starting July 10!
Space is limited to register now!

Stories in Art introduces children (ages 4 to 7) to artists through careful looking, storytelling, and hands-on experimentation. Led by museum educators, each program includes reading a children’s book, exploring one work of art in the galleries, and completing a simple, hands-on activity. Each program is approximately 60 minutes.

Summer Story Series: Discover Dutch Art
Would you like to visit the Netherlands this summer? Pack your imagination and travel to the National Gallery of Art! You’ll visit a windmill, sail the seas, discover mince pie, and listen to a concert. Participants learn about landscapes, still life, seascapes, and scenes of interior Dutch life by reading children’s books, looking at 17th-century Dutch art, and making a souvenir to document each adventure. You will receive a passport to the summer story series and a stamp for each program attended. If you collect all four stamps at the end of the summer, you will receive a prize!

Families who use ASL are invited to participate in sessions led by a deaf guide on the following dates:
Sunday, July 10 at 3:30
Sunday, July 17 at 3:30
Sunday, July 24 at 3:30
Sunday, July 31 at 3:30

Because this is a pilot program, families will be asked to register in advance.
Space is limited to register now!
To register, please click here and register for each date individually: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-in-art-in-american-sign-language-registration-24000806057

Save the Date: 2017 Biennial TDI Conference in Bethesda on July 27-29!

June 30, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Captioning / Relay, Community Events, Employment

 

TDI is proud to announce the upcoming 22nd Biennial TDI Conference to take place in Bethesda, Maryland on July 27-29, tdi_square2017.

Save the date and start making plans!  All of us at TDI hope to see you there for this occasion.

The conference will take place on July 27-29, 2017, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel.

More information on TDI website

ASL-Interpreted Performance of McLean Community Players’ “Footloose” is July 23

June 30, 2016 in Community Events, Community News

 

Join us in the Alden Theatre on Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m.

This performance of “Footloose, the Musical” will be ASL-interpreted by First Chair Interpreted Productions, LLC. Based on the movie of the same name, “Footloose” tells the story of Ren, a high school student who is forced to move with his mother from Chicago to Bomont, a small farming town, after his father abandons them. Ren expects to have the usual problems in adjusting to a new school, but he does not expect the repressive atmosphere of Bomont, where a powerful minister has persuaded the town council to ban dancing and rock music. Please see the Accessibility page on MCP’s website http://www.mcleanplayers.org  for more details. “Footloose” will be performed at the Alden Theatre in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA 22101. Tickets are $23-$25.