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NVAD to host the Super Bowl XLIX party @NVRC- Feb. 1st, at 4:00PM

December 9, 2014 in Community Events


Super Bowl XLIX party

On February 1, Northern Virginia Association of the Deaf (NVAD) will host the Super Bowl XLIX on two large HDTVs at NVRC.

Starting at 4PM.
– Pre Game dinner at 5:00 PM
Pulled BBQ beef and Chicken Wings will be sold.

GAME Starts at 6:30 PM ET

PLEASE NOTE: If heavy snow, this event will be cancelled.

3951 Pender Drive,
Suite 130,
Fairfax, VA 22030

For more information, contact Jill Moebus at






Second Annual Chanukah Celebration at Gallaudet – Tues. – Dec. 16

December 9, 2014 in Community Events



Tuesday – December 16 , 2015
6:30 PM
Gallaudet University, Student Union Center,  G Area

For more information, or to RSVP, please email

A live feed of the event will be available at



Attend Washington Society of Jewish Deaf Hanukkah Happy Hour – Dec. 18th

December 5, 2014 in Community Events


Washington Society of Jewish Deaf Hanukkah Happy Hour

Thursday December 18, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST
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Tommy Joe’s
4714 Montgomery Ln
Bethesda, MD 20814

You are invited to WSJD’s Hanukkah Happy Hour at Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD on
Thursday, December 18, from  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Tommy Joe’s is near a garage with ample parking, within a walking distance from the Bethesda Metro stop.

It will be a memorable evening!  Meet new and old friends. Celebrate the third night of Hanukkah by lighting the candles with us.

For more information and to register, click on the link below.

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RSVP by Tuesday, December 16
to give us a guest count for appetizer orders.

If you have have any questions about the event or how to register, contact us at

Come and join us!


Kelby Brick, Director, Jewish Life and Learning
Washington Society of Jewish Deaf

Deaf Camps, Inc Christmas Party – with Signing Santa

December 5, 2014 in Community Events



Deaf Camps, Inc Christmas Party

 Deaf Camps Inc. Website 

Saturday, Dec 13

St. John’s Episcopal Church 

6701 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Access the church parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue between the church and Bray and Scarff. Please park ONLY in spots marked for the church. Overflow parking available 2 blocks north on Walsh Street.

Admission: $5
parents free with child’s admission

Admission includes:santa with list

  • Signing Santa
  • ASL Storytelling
  • Snacks
  • Crafts
  • One free picture with Santa per child.
    (Additional pictures available for a small fee.)
All ages and signing abilities welcome!

All proceeds benefit Deaf Camps, Inc’s 2015 scholarship fund.

NVRC 2015 Quilt Raffle – Tickets Now on Sale

December 2, 2014 in Community Events, Community News



Raffle tickets now on sale at NVRC: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00

Proceeds will go to NVRC’s Communication Access Fund

Raffle tickets will be sold at NVRC starting tomorrow 12/3/2014 and will be available at all NVRC events till the drawing this Spring 2015. (date TBA)

This queen-sized quilt has been crafted using some of the fabric that once belonged to Cheryl’s mother, Norma Webber McIntosh, who passed away some years ago. Her quilts adorn many of the walls at NVRC.

To learn more about the “The Story of the Quilt” , please visit

NVRC 2015 Quilt Raffle

NVRC 2015 Quilt Raffle – Quilt made by Patti Pratuch

NVAD Holiday Dinner – Sat. Dec. 13, 2014

November 21, 2014 in Community Events


Northern Virginia Association of the Deaf (NVAD)

Saturday, December 13, 2014 5:30 PM
Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant 10824 Fairfax Blvd. (Lee Hwy) Fairfax, VA 22030
(Across from Breezeway Motel & near Paul VI Catholic High School)

Please RSVP by Thursday, December 11th to Laura Bray at
(Please put subject line “NVAD” in email)
Dress Code: Nice Casual

Please contact Jeanne Lavelle for name of stores & restaurants (please no Electronic stores) to prevent duplicates.
VP: 571-350-8029 or Email:

For more information about NVAD, see on

DOWNLOAD – NVAD Holiday Dinner Flyer

Mclean Bible Church – Deaf Ministry Christmas Party! Dec 20th

November 20, 2014 in Community Events, Community News


Deaf Ministry:
You are cordially invited to a
Christmas Party!

  • Saturday, December 20
  • MBC Tysons, Community Room A
  • 1:00-4:00 PM


Mclean Bible Church, Tysons
8925 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182


  • 495 to Route 7 West towards Sterling.
  • Stay on Route 7 for approximately 2 miles.
  • Look for Mclean Bible Church sign on left. (You will cross over Dulles Toll Road when near.)
  • Turn left to park and ground level.

Download Mclean_Bible_Church_Deaf_Christmas_Party_flyer

Share Your Thoughts on the Park Authority’s 50+ Programs – Nov. 19th

November 18, 2014 in Community Events



Share your thoughts about Fairfax County Park Authority programs with the Fairfax Area Commission on Aging.
They are interested in learning how satisfied 50+ adults are with the authority’s parks, recreation centers and classes and how they think they could be improved.
This focus group session takes place on Wednesday, November 19 from 11 a.m. to noon at:

City of Fairfax Office
City Hall (Work Session Room 111)
10455 Armstrong Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

The focus group is one of many steps now be taken to implement the Fairfax 50+ Community Action Plan that was adopted by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on September 23, 2014.

Thank you!!

Sharon K. Lynn, Director
Fairfax Area Agency on Aging
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708
Fairfax, VA 22035

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HEARD Recent Updates

November 11, 2014 in Community Events, Education & Outreach



Our recent volunteer efforts focus on youth
education, engagement & empowerment!

Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf (HEARD)


  • In honor of International Week of the Deaf, D.C. United honored HEARD as “Nonprofit of the Match.”  We organized this event to give our volunteers time to take their minds off of the mentally, physically and emotionally draining work that they do daily.  Deaf returned citizen Jason “JT” Tozier signed the National Anthem and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., showed up with friends and family in a humbling act of solidarity.  We were honored by the outpouring of support shown by hearing and deaf communities alike.

Read more about Heard’s recent achievements.



WSJD Fall Shabbat Dinner and Discussion with Kelby Brick

November 11, 2014 in Community Events


Washington Society of Jewish Deaf
WSJD Shabbat Dinner and Discussion
with Kelby Brick and members of
the Jewish Deaf Community

Friday, November 21, 2014
6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Temple Beth Ami
14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 

Meal prepared by Potomac Village Deli 

Entree Options:
Roasted chicken, herb-crusted salmon or vegetarian
Includes challah, tossed salad, green beans almandine, roasted potatoes
 dessert, fruit salad, drinks (wine, coffee, tea)

Glatt kosher meal available upon request.

Pay online via PayPal or by check:
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Adults: $ 24.00 per person
, ages 10 and younger – FREE
Children, ages 11 -17 – $ 10.00 per child
Undergraduate college student with ID:

$15.00 per person

Childcare will not be provided.

RSVP by November 18, 2014

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Ebola presentation at Germantown Library – Nov. 20th

November 7, 2014 in Community Events

EBOLA: The Basic Facts and What is Being Done

Thursday, November 20, 2014
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Mr. Earl Stoddard, Public Health administrator, Department of Health and Human Services, will share his expert knowledge on Ebola, the basic facts, what the CDC, the state and the county is doing to address it. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Germantown Library
19840 Century Blvd
Germantown, MD 20874

To request sign language interpretation or other deaf/hard of hearing services for the following library-sponsored program, email –, preferably with three business days’ notice. To request other accommodations, contact Germantown Library.


Susan F. Cohen,
Head of Adult Services and Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community,
Germantown Library
19840 Century Blvd
Germantown, MD 20874
videophone: 301-637-2964
TTY: 240-777-0958


MCPL is where the county reads…where the county learns…where the county meets.To view the catalog, online resources and more, go to:


To view the library guides on library services to the deaf and hard of hearing community and resources on sign language, deaf history, hearing loss and more, go to:


“With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one – but no one at all – can tell you what to read and when and how.” – Doris Lessing


ReelAbilities: Greater DC Film Festival April 26 – May 3, 2015

November 6, 2014 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events


Date: April 26 – May 3, 2015
Location: Various screening locations throughout the Washington, DC Metropolitan area
Greater DC Information

ReelAbilities Website

Founded in 2007, ReelAbilities is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. The unique film festival presents award-winning films of the highest cinematic and artistic quality. Screening are accompanied by relevant programs and engaging speakers to help the community explore and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. The ReelAbilities Film Festival is hosted in 14 major cities throughout the United States including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and Washington, DC. The upcoming festival will be Greater DC’s fourth year as host and will showcase the vast array of unique and creative films produced by local and national talent.

ReelAbilities strives for inclusion of all people. Individuals needing accommodations to participate should contact the presenting organization in their city in advance of the event.

ASL interpretation, CART, Audio Description, and information in Braille are available upon advance request.

All films are captioned or subtitled (unless otherwise noted) and all venues are wheelchair accessible.

Greater DC Information



ASL Interpreted Performance of The Comedy of Errors Nov. 20th

November 4, 2014 in Community Events, Interpreting & Transliterating



The American Shakespeare Center is delighted to announce a special public presentation of The Comedy of Errors  with ASL interpreters Lindsey Snyder and Corrie Pond from Washington, DC interpreting.  This event happens on November 20 at 7:30 pm, with a pre-show beginning at 7:00 pm. Please tell everyone you know who may be interested in attending, we hope to see lots of folks for this funny play.

Lindsey and Corrie encourage you to get tickets in rows C-I, seats 5-12.  Those seats are currently held for you in the online ticketing system, so please phone (1-877-MuchAdo) or email ( to request ASL reserved seats.  The box office team is looking forward to helping you secure your seats and we look forward to seeing you at the show.

Please let me know if you have any questions, we will have an interpreter in the Box Office the night of the performance to help you find your seats and work with the staff. We hope to see you there.

Sarah Enloe

American Shakespeare Center
Director of Education
540-885-5588 x28

The American Shakespeare Center recovers the joy and accessibility of Shakespeare’s theatre, language, and humanity by exploring the English Renaissance stage and its practices through performance and education.


Vote November 4th – Election Information

October 30, 2014 in Community Events, Technology



 Virginia Voting Information

Voter Identification required – All voters casting a ballot in-person will be asked to show one form of identification. Any voter who does not present acceptable identification must vote a provisional ballot.

Click for list of acceptable ID’s
Please note:

    • Your address on your photo ID does not have to match the address on your voter registration
    • You can use an ID that does not have an expiration date, but if your ID does have an expiration date, it cannot be used if it expired more than 12 months before the election

    To be eligible to register and vote in Virgina, you must be:

    • A resident of Virginia (A person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes)
    • A U.S. Citizen
    • 18 years old (Any person who is 17 years old and will be 18 years of age at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election)
    • Not claiming the right to vote in any other state
    • Not currently be declared mentally incompetent by a court of law
    • Not a convicted felon, unless you have had your right to vote restored

    Polls are open from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm.


    Fairfax County Information

    New Voting Machines for Fairfax County
    Voters with disabilities can request to use the county’s new ExpressVote machines. The ExpressVote is fully compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and enables voters with special needs to use technology similar to touch screen equipment to generate a marked paper ballot. The ballot will then be inserted into the same optical scan machine used by other voters. The technology allows those with special needs to vote independently and privately. Video: learn more about the new voting machines.  Spanish language vide



    November 8th- NVAD General and Election Meeting 2014

    October 29, 2014 in Community Events

    (Open to Public)

    Saturday – November 8, 2014

    Breakfast Buffet: 8:30AM to 10:00AM
    General Meeting: 10:00AM to 12:00PM

    Download Nov. NVAD_General Election 2014 Flyer

    NVAD website

    Reuben I. Altizer Meeting Room
    Northern Virginia Resource Center (NVRC)
    3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130 Fairfax, VA 22030

    Breakfast (eggs, sausages, bacon, pancakes, etc.) will be served. RSVP by Saturday, November 1, 2014 to Jeanne Lavelle ( or Donna Kay Graff (VP 571-766-0671). Donation is greatly appreciated.

    For more information, contact President Jill Moebus, / VP (757) 892-0324


    You may nominate a NVAD member or yourself.

    A candidate must be member of NVAD for one year.

    For more information re: nominations, please contact
    Pat Beech,
    Nominations will be announced at the
    NVAD General Meeting / Election on Saturday, November 8, 2014.

    Download Nov. NVAD_General Election 2014 Flyer