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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

ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery …

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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.

Hold the Date: The Twin Sisters: Hedy vs Heidi Show @ Gallaudet

June 23, 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!

More information will be shared soon!  

Hold the Date: The Twin Sisters: Hedy vs Heidi Show @MSD

June 23, 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!

More information will be shared soon!  

VAD Bylaws Workshop – June 18

June 9, 2016 in Community Events

 

VAD Bylaws Workshop
June 18, 2016 Saturday
10 am to 4 (Door opens after 9 am)
Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC)
3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130
Fairfax, VA 22030
Bylaws amendments shall be proposed at least 60 days prior to the annual membership meeting at the mini conference on September 10. The Bylaws Committee shall review and approve the proposed amendments before they mail or email to the members in good standing at least 30 days prior to the annual membership meeting. Then the proposed amendments shall be voted and amended by 2/3 vote of active members attending the membership meeting.

ASL at the NGA, Sunday, June 12 and new FAMILY PROGRAMS in ASL!

June 9, 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, June 12 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!


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

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.  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

Please contact Lorena Baines at asl@nga.gov with any questions!

Next NVRC Speaker – Are You Smarter…than a Scammer? RESCHEDULED

June 8, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events

 

 

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Tuesday, June 14  • 7pm – 9pm (evening program)

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

DOWNLOAD – Are You Smarter…Than a Scammer FLYER

50th Anniversary of Cued Speech Conference – July 8-10

June 3, 2016 in Community Events

 

Come join us to celebrate 50 years of Cued Speech.

July 8-10th
Westin Tyson Corner Hotel
Falls Church, Virginia

MORE INFORMATION – https://www.cuedspeech50.org

Eastern Deaf Timberfest – Family / Youth Camp – July 21 – 24

June 3, 2016 in Community Events

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Eastern Deaf Timberfest
Family / Youth Camp
July 21 – 24, 2016
website: www.easterndeaftimberfest.org

Recreation Amenities:
Hayride * Adult and Children Activities * Saturday’s Cookout
Swimming Pools * Laser Tag * Mini Golf * Corn-hole
Bonfire * Pedal Cart Rentals * Arcade Alley * Fishing Pond
Basketball * Volleyball * Playgrounds * Horseshoes * Rowboat and Kayak rentals and Many More!!

 

 

 

 

2016 Family Camp Registration: $5 per person (free for under 4 years old)

 Registration deadline: July 15, 2016
At door registration price is the same, however, we would be appreciated by 7/15/16 for Saturday’s Cookout.

Two Options To Register:  Mail-in or on-line.

1.)   On-line Registration (www.paypal.com):
Pay total amount to treasurer@easterndeaftimberfest.org with a list of names in comment box.

2.)   Mail-in Registration:
Check or money order payable to EDT, Inc.  Pay total amount on paper with a list of names.

Mail to:
Cathy Thompson, Family Camp Chairperson
2423 Hunting Lane, Waldorf, MD 20601

Questions or concerns:  please contact Cathy at familycamp@easterndeaftimberfest.org

Friendship Village Campground
348 Friendship Village Road
Bedford, PA 15522
Office:  (814) 623-1677
www.friendhipvillagecampground.com

Please call and reserve the cabins/sites ASAP prior May 16th release to the public.
Call and mention that you’re with EDT group.

 

 

 

Kings Dominion Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day, June 4, 2016

May 31, 2016 in Community Events, Community News

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The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day at Kings Dominion is June 4th.

To purchase tickets go to www.kingsdominion.com and use the promo code KDDHHAD tickets will be $34.50 per ticket.

If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us.

Kings Dominion Sales and Service Center
804.876.5000
info@kingsdominion.com
16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047
www.kingsdominion.com

Outreach Services, VSDB presents a family event – Where the Wild Things Are!

May 27, 2016 in Community Events, Education & Outreach, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

Outreach Services, VSDB presents a family event – Where the Wild Things Are!
June 18, 2016, 9:30 – 1:00

with collaboration with VA Department of the Blind and Vision Impaired, VA Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments, and VA Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness

Join us as the Wildlife Center of Virginia showcases some of their rescued animals, while teaching us about mammals, birds, and reptiles that roam at night! Related fun, educational activities will precede the show, and lunch for all will follow. This activity is open to students ages 4 through 18 who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired and their immediate family members.

Please compete the registration form (linked) and submit it to register your child and family for “Where the Wild Things Are”, June 18, 2016. All attendees must register in advance.

To REGISTER, go to:
http://goo.gl/forms/UzONiKH0fXc7wxfi1

This event will be held in Staunton, VA, and limited to the first 25 students and their families who register. Emails will be sent to let those who register know if they have been confirmed for the event, or if they will be on a waiting list. Questions should be sent to Dr. Debbie Pfeiffer at Debbie.pfeiffer@vsdb.k12.va.us The deadline for receiving registrations is Friday, June 10, 2016.

Questions should be sent to Dr. Debbie Pfeiffer, Director of Outreach Services at debbie.pfeiffer@vsdb.k12.va.us or call 540-414-5249. Thanks! We hope to see you there!

Debbie

DOWNLOAD – Agenda_for_Saturday_June_18

DOWNLOAD – Paper_Registration_Form_&_Agenda

NVAD General Meeting & Strawberry Festival – June 11

May 26, 2016 in Community Events

 

Northern Virginia Association of the Deaf

Saturday, June 11, 2016
9:30AM to 12:00PM – NVAD General Meeting
12:00PM to 2:00PM – Strawberry Festival

Location:
Northern Virginia Resource Center

3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130
Fairfax, VA 22030

~ The Strawberry Sensations ~ Strawberry Shortcake with ice cream topped with whipped cream Banana Split with ice cream, strawberries topped with whipped cream Strawberry Smoothie topped with whipped cream Strawberries over ice cream ~

~ ~ ~ No Restrictions ~ ~ ~ ~

For more information, contact
NVAD President Donna Graff-Viall
missgraffie@gmail.com (email) or 571-766-0671 (VP)

There will be no NVAD general meeting in July and August 2016. See you in September 2016. Have a great summer!

DOWNLOAD – NVAD_General_Meeting&Strawberry_Festival_Flyer

Art Signs:  Gallery talks in ASL at Smithsonian American Art Museum

May 20, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events

 

 

Join us this Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. for Art Signs gallery talks in ASL at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Art Signs guides Elizabeth Henry and Emily Blachly will lead discussion on artworks from our collection.   Among the sculpture discussed will be Monekana by Deborah Butterfield and Its Another Spring by Man Ray. Enjoy conversation and learn something new!

Sunday, May 22 at 1 p.m.
Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F Street, NW
Washington, DC

Metro:  Gallery Place

Upcoming Art Signs dates:
Sunday, June 26, 1 p.m.
Thursday, June 16, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 14, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 18, 5:30 p.m.

Bridging Hands Camps new Non-Profit to serve young deaf, hard of hearing, and KODA campers.

May 6, 2016 in Community Events, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

JOIN US!

FOR A KICKOFF

TO MEET BRIDGING HANDS CAMPS BOARD MEMBERS 

SUNDAY JUNE 5TH 3PM-6PM
GRILL PROVIDED FOR YOUR USE. BRING YOUR OWN MEAL. FOOD AND DRINKS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE 

COME AND MEET BHC’S BOARD MEMBERS – SUNDAY, JUNE 5

HAINS POINT PICNIC SHELTER
900 OHIO DR SW
WASHINGTON DC
CONTACT NIKI: fundraisin@bhcamps.org – RSVP by MAY 29

DOWNLOAD – BHCflyer

Website: www.bridginghandscamps.org