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NVAD General Meeting Saturday, May 7, 2016

April 28, 2016 in Community Events

 

Northern Virginia Association of the Deaf

General Meeting Saturday, May 7, 2016 9:30AM to 12:00PM

Location:
Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons

3951 Pender Drive,
Suite 130,
Fairfax, VA 22030

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

DOWNLOAD: NVAD_General _Meeting_Saturday_May_Flyer

McLean Bible Church – Deaf Ministry – 1Day retreat • May 14th

April 21, 2016 in Community Events

 

Deaf Ministry – One Day Retreat

MCLEAN Bible Church
8925 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182

Pete and Marianne Leclerc Crossroads Deaf Baptist Missions

SATURDAY MAY 14,2016
12:30 – 2:30pm
Community Room A

Contact: Dr. Gabriel Love Email: Gabriel.Love@mcleanbible.org

DOWNLOAD 2016 May One-Day Revival FLYER

This Sunday: Art Signs Gallery Talks in ASL at Smithsonian American Art Museum

April 21, 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 Erikson Young and Emily Blachly will lead discussion on four artworks from our collection.  From a founding father to Lady Liberty to mythological & allegorical figures representing health and grief – investigate some sculptural treasures in our galleries.  Enjoy conversation with art-y folks, and leave having learned something new!

Sunday, April 24 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:
Thursday, May 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 22 at 1 p.m.
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.

 

Science with Jefferson Lab! May 21 – Register Now! (for grades 4 through 8)

April 21, 2016 in Community Events, Education & Outreach, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

Science with Jefferson Lab!
Co-sponsored by Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility and Outreach Services, VSDB

  • When?  Saturday, May 21, 2016.  9:30 – 2:30
  • What?  A day of fun science activities and a great opportunity to meet students from other school divisions who are also deaf or hard of hearing.

Special features:  Jefferson Lab Science Educator, Brita Hampton as instructor;
Jennifer McDonald of Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will show equipment from the Technical Assistance Program (alerting devices, special telephones, etc. for the home) for families, 1:30 – 2:30!

If problems, cut and paste this URL into your browser. Be sure to click on “submit” at end of registration! If problems, complete the form attached and email it to address below.

Deadline for submitting is May 4, 2016.

For more information, please contact Dr. Debbie Pfeiffer, Director of Outreach Services at debbie.pfeiffer@vsdb.k12.va.us  or (540) 414-5249.
Hope to hear from you!

WRAP in ASL – Tuesdays from 4pm-6pm – April 26-June 14th

April 21, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events

 

 

Join us to learn how you can develop your own WRAP® Plan. WRAP® stands for Wellness Recovery Action Plan and can be used to maintain wellness – both physical and mental.  WRAP® can used for dealing with mental health challenges, quitting smoking, diabetes management, losing weight, controlling clutter, ADHD etc. This plan helps you learn skills to improve your life and your health. Come and develop your own WRAP® plan.
  
Each week will focus on a different part of the WRAP® plan.
 
  • Wellness Toolbox,
  • Daily Maintenance
  • Triggers
  • Early Warning Signs,
  • When Things are Breaking Down
  • Crisis Plan
  • Post Crisis Plan.
WORKSHOP IS CONDUCTED SOLELY IN ASL
 
Tuesdays from 4pm-6pm
April 26-June 14th
Cost: FREE (but you MUST pre-register)
Springfield Community Services Board
8348 Traford Lane
Suite 400
Springfield, VA 22152
 
 
TO REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP:
Contact Beth Klein at pahdeaf@gmail.com    OR leave a message on VP at 703-496-7773

Two Worlds Israeli Dance Show May 15th REGISTER NOW!

April 19, 2016 in Community Events

 

TWO WORLDS

An interactive performance of dance and pantomime by
deaf and hearing dynamic Israeli dancer duo

Sunday, May 15, 2016
2:30 p.m.

Location :
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner
Family Upper School campus
11710 Hunters Lane
Rockville, MD 20852

A show not to be missed!
Share this announcement with your family and friends.
Registration is now open. For more information on the event and to register, click here

Host/Sponsors: Hosted by the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, this event is partially funded by the Israel’s Office of Cultural Affairs in North America, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and the Washington Society of Jewish Deaf.

Next NVRC Speaker – Are You Smarter…than a Scammer? June 14th

April 19, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events

 

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 7pm - 9pm

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

Are You Smarter…than a Scammer?

Fairfax PD Financial Crime Detectives & Ray Campbell, Postal Inspector

DOWNLOAD FLYER – Are You Smarter…Than a Scammer

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.”

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

RSVP for this event Click Here

Event Location:
Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons
3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130,
Fairfax, VA 22030

Join Us! Understanding SSI / SSDI Workshop — April 28, 7 p.m. RUST Library

April 14, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events, Education & Outreach

 

Hosted by:
Loudoun ENdependence (LEND)
Thursday, April 28, 2016
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Rust Library – 
380 Old Waterford Rd NW, Leesburg, VA 20176

Please RSVP by April 22, 2016 to Tracee Garner
Traceeg@ecnv.org
571-291-9550

Space is Limited

Workshop Topics Include:
-> Key facts about WHO will qualify
-> Benefit amounts based on disability / other factors
-> Plan for Achieving Self Support (PASS) -> Receiving benefits while working
-> The Appeals Process
-> Walk Through the ENTIRE application

Intended audience:
  • Youth and adults with disabilities / Transitioning Youth
  • Parents/guardians and caregivers of people with disabilities
  • Human Service /Voc. Rehab professionals – serving people with disabilities and their families

Loudoun ENDependence (LEND) is a satellite of the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV), a 501c4. www.ECNV.org

Spring Fling event by the DeafBlind Camp of Maryland – May 1

April 12, 2016 in Community Events

 

DATE: May 1, 2016
Time: 2:00PM – 7:00PM
Location: West River Methodist Retreat Center
5100 Chalk Point Road
West River, MD 20778

Come to the Spring  Fling, a family-friendly carnival for all, sponsored by the DeafBlind Camp of Maryland.  It will be held on Sunday afternoon, May 1 at West River Methodist Retreat Center in West River, Maryland.

Attached is a flyer and ticket order form.  One price includes a meal ticket and all the activities.  We are adding new activities all the time, but you can find a current list at www.deafblindcampofmd.org.  Currently we have a Deaf Choir performing, games set up by MSSD students, canoeing, BINGO, face painting, hay rides, and lots of food and carnival games.

Please share the flyer with anyone who may be interested.  We prefer that all tickets be purchased by April 25 so we know how much food to purchase.

Hope to see you there.

Regards,

Brenda Talley, President
DeafBlind Camp of Maryland

DOWNLOAD – SpringFlingFlyer

Imagination Stage ASL-Interpreted Performance of – “Looking for Roberto Clemente” May 1

April 5, 2016 in Community Events, Community News

 

 

The ASL-Interpreted Performance of 

Looking for Roberto Clemente
May 1 at 4:00 p.m.

Join us in The Anne M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Theatre on 

Sunday, May 1 at 4:00 p.m.

 

4908 Auburn Avenue 
Bethesda, MD 20814

ASL Interpreters: Jennifer Joy Vold and Jordan Castilla

About the Show: Sam and Charlie are best friends and baseball fanatics in Pittsburgh, PA, in the year 1972. Puerto Rican superstar Roberto Clemente is the hero of the Pittsburgh Pirates, having led the team to victory after years of losing. When a mysterious fly ball transforms Sam into a Little League Superstar pitcher, he is invited onto the most prestigious Little League team in town, while Charlie is rejected for being a girl. Charlie forms her own team with the less athletic kids and her new friend Tommy, a boy with a disability. Sam and Charlie ultimately discover what it truly means to be a “hero” when their final game coincides with Clemente’s fateful decision to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Best for Ages 5+

To purchase tickets, please visit us online, or call our box office at 301-280-1660. Please note that our staff is trained to receive calls through relay and VRS.

Learn more  . . . Roberto

MARYLAND DEAF SENIOR CITIZENS – April 21 • RSVP April 17th

April 5, 2016 in Community Events

 

MARYLAND DEAF SENIOR CITIZENS, INC.
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20901

Thursday, April 21, 2016

10:30 to 3:30

DOWNLOAD – MDSC-April Flyer

 

Please RSVP to Roy White
(rwhite8088@aol.com) by 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 17th.
There’ll be a $6 additional Admission charge if no RSVP

MDSC Dingo on May 14, 2016

April 5, 2016 in Community Events

 

 

May 14, 2016

12:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Lewistown Firehall
1101 Hessong Bridge Road, Frederick,MD 21793

Admission: $20 per person
Prizes $$$$$$$$
50/50 raffles

Deaf Lesbian Festival will sell lunch-3 choices:beef or turkey tacos or submarine sandwiches and drinks
MDSC will serve Baked goods and bottles of water

For information contact Ruth Ann Schornstein (aslcul12@aol.com) or Leslie Zinza (detdep1948@aol.com)

DOWNLOAD ID-MDSC Dingo FLYER

 

 

 

 

KENNETH VERNON SHAFFER passed away Friday, March 25, 2016

March 31, 2016 in Community Events, Community News, Happy Hands

 

Kenneth Vernon ShafferKenneth-Shaffer

June 7, 1927 – March 25, 2016 – (Age 88)

Of Sterling, VA, passed away Friday, March 25, 2016. Born in California in 1927, he attended the California School for the Deaf in Berkeley and graduated from Gallaudet University with the Class of ’51, and was employed by the U.S. Geological Survey as Cartographer for 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elaine Liner Shaffer, daughter Karen Fletcher (Donald), son Lance Shaffer; proud grandpa to grandchildren Jenny Seaton (Jesse), Carrie Sowdon (Carl), Brian Fletcher; great-grandsons Tanner Seaton and Ryan Sowdon, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Faye Melancon (Lolan) of Louisiana, and Jo Corrick (George) of Florida. He was predeceased by his parents Vernon Shaffer and Gladys Dodson Shaffer, brother Donald and sister Judy Shaffer Vigil.

His friends all know him for his intense love of trains and by his many write-ups in publications for the Deaf. Visitation will be at Loudoun Funeral Chapel 158 Catoctin Circle, SE, Leesburg, VA from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 1. A private family burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church cemetery, Taylorstown, VA on Sunday, April 3. A memorial service will be held at a later date to be determined.

Washington Post Notice 

Life Tributes page

 

ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection – April 10th

March 31, 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, April 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

The tour is also interpreted into spoken English so all are welcome!
Please let me know if you have any questions about this program.

ASL Video Tour
We now have a free self-guided ASL video tour available for use online and in the galleries!  The Director’s Tour (West Building highlights) has been interpreted into 27 ASL videos.  Stop by the Acoustiguide desk just inside the Mall entrance on Madison Avenue to check out an Acoustiguide device and receive written instructions on accessing the tour.

The videos can also now be viewed online!
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/audio-video/video/asl.html

Assistive Listening Devices Available
ALDs are available for use on any public tour with three weeks’ advance notice if possible.  To view a full listing of tours visit www.nga.gov and click on the “Calendar” tab near the upper right corner.  Then contact Lorena Baines ataccess@nga.gov or 202-842-6905 to arrange the use of ALDs.

To find more programs in ASL in the Washington, DC area, including museums and theaters, check out the Calendar of Events for the DC Arts & Access Network! http://www.dcaan.org/my-calendar/

The National Gallery of Art – 75 Years/75 Stories with ASL interpretation April 1st – 3rd

March 31, 2016 in Community Events

 

 

 

75 Years/75 Stories  – April 1 to April 3rd
In celebration of the Gallery’s 75th anniversary we are offering 75 Years/75 Stories, a three day program of short, engaging “pop-up” talks (10-15 minutes) about works of art in the collection on Friday, April 1, Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3.  Two or three talks each day will be interpreted into ASL.  A full program will be available on-site on each day of the event.  (See Download)

DOWNLOAD 75th-popup Program Flyer

The National Gallery of Art –  April 10th
ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection
The monthly ASL at the NGA tour is coming up on Sunday, April 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

The tour is also interpreted into spoken English so all are welcome!
Please let me know if you have any questions about this program.

ASL Video Tour
We now have a free self-guided ASL video tour available for use online and in the galleries!  The Director’s Tour (West Building highlights) has been interpreted into 27 ASL videos.  Stop by the Acoustiguide desk just inside the Mall entrance on Madison Avenue to check out an Acoustiguide device and receive written instructions on accessing the tour.

The videos can also now be viewed online!
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/audio-video/video/asl.html

Assistive Listening Devices Available
ALDs are available for use on any public tour with three weeks’ advance notice if possible.  To view a full listing of tours visit www.nga.gov and click on the “Calendar” tab near the upper right corner.  Then contact Lorena Baines ataccess@nga.gov or 202-842-6905 to arrange the use of ALDs.

To find more programs in ASL in the Washington, DC area, including museums and theaters, check out the Calendar of Events for the DC Arts & Access Network! http://www.dcaan.org/my-calendar/

National Gallery of Art, Washington Commemorates 75th Anniversary with Array of Public Programs and New Publication