In the Community: ASL Classes for Children and Adults at the Hearing and Speech Agency

Learn American Sign Language from a Deaf instructor at the Hearing and Speech Agency, a highly-respected Baltimore non-profit.

CLASSES OFFERED WINTER 2018

JANUARY 9 – MARCH 13

EVENING CLASSES (Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
ASL 1 | ASL 2 | ASL 3 | ASL 4 | CHILDREN’S ASL

DAYTIME CLASSES
ASL 1 | TUESDAYS | 10:00 a.m. – Noon
ASL 2 | WEDNESDAYS | 10:00 a.m. – Noon

 

Adult ASL classes (10 weeks) are $150. Course materials (book with DVD) are required for ASL 1, ASL 2, and ASL 3 and cost $85. Once purchased, course materials are good for levels 1, 2, and 3, so they only need to be purchased once. Course materials required for ASL 4 and  ASL 5 need only be purchased once. Summer Fun Signs Course Fee is $100, with no required materials. Children’s ASL classes are $100, no materials required. Parents may accompany a registered child during class for an additional $50.

For more information and to register, click here.

In the Community: Meet Signing Santa at the DCI Christmas Party! RESCHEDULED

❄️ RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER❄️

Deaf Camps, Inc Annual Christmas Party

Now happening Saturday, Dec 16 from 2-5pm

Christ United Methodist Church of the Deaf
1040 S Beechfield Ave
Baltimore, MD 21229

Admission includes:

  • Signing Santa
  • Snacks
  • Crafts
  • One free picture with Santa per child.  (Additional pictures available for a small fee.)

All ages and signing levels welcome!
Admission: $5
1 adult free with each child’s admission

All proceeds benefit Deaf Camps, Inc’s 2018 scholarship fund.

Click here for more information.

In the Community: Meet Signing Santa at the DCI Christmas Party!

Deaf Camps, Inc Annual Christmas Party

Saturday, Dec 9 from 2-5pm

Christ United Methodist Church of the Deaf
1040 S Beechfield Ave
Baltimore, MD 21229

Admission includes:

  • Signing Santa
  • Snacks
  • Crafts
  • One free picture with Santa per child.  (Additional pictures available for a small fee.)

All ages and signing levels welcome!
Admission: $5
1 adult free with each child’s admission

All proceeds benefit Deaf Camps, Inc’s 2018 scholarship fund.

Click here for more information.

In the Community: Upcoming ASL Events at the Germantown Library

“Deaf Culture Fairy Tales” — Stories for Everyone, Ages 1 to 101!

Get an eyeful of stories, narrated by Dr. Roz Rosen, author of “Deaf Culture Fairy Tales,” a collection of Deaf-centric twists on classical fairytales and fables. Presented in American Sign Language with voice interpretation

Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:30 a.m.—12:00 noon

Germantown Library
19840 Century Blvd
Germantown, MD 20874

Register here.
Co-sponsored by the Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Deaf Education and 10th anniversary of the Germantown Library. Book sale and signing by author.


Nature and Other Photographs by Deaf Photographer

Ray Conrad captures nature and other scenes with extraordinary detail. Take a look at his photographs in a glass-enclosed exhibit on the first floor of the library in its beautiful rotunda. Ray will be at the exhibit to share his experiences from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, also at the Germantown Library.


American Sign Language for Beginners

(sponsored by MCAHIC) – five-session program will take place on Sundays, beginning October 15, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., also at the Germantown Library.

Registration is now open. Space will fill up very quickly – so let your friends and colleagues know. Registration required.


For more information about any of these programs, contact the Germantown Branch, Montgomery County Public Libraries

In the Community: Upcoming ASL Events from Deaf Camps, Inc.

Deaf Camps, Inc. is a nonprofit organization I have been proud to be a part of for 16 years.  Check out these upcoming fundraiser events that will help you enhance your ASL skills! All proceeds from these events support Deaf Camps, Inc.’s 2018 Scholarship Fund.

Silent Saturday

October 14, 2017 from 10am-3pm

Patapsco Valley State Park, Glen Artney Area, Halethorpe, MD$50, PLUS park entrance fee: $3/MD resident, $5/non-resident

Come practice your ASL skills in a safe and supportive voice-off environment. Vocabulary and skill-building workshops, games, and lunch provided. Picnic and play with us in the park! Signers of all levels welcome. All participants please respect the voice-off policy. Silent Saturday information and registration.

 

Parkville Paint Night

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 5-7 PM at Bowman Restaurant, 9306 Harford Rd, Parkville MD 21234

Enjoy an evening out and paint a fall masterpiece to take home with you, led by Tina Young of Canvas Celebrations. No experience necessary – anyone can do it! All materials will be provided. Food and drink will be available for purchase. This event will be accessible in American Sign Language and spoken English. Registration deadline: October 14, 2017.  Purchase Tickets.

Frederick Paint Night

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 5-7 PM at The Braddock Inn, 4830 Schley Ave, Braddock Heights MD 21714

Enjoy an evening out and paint a fall masterpiece to take home with you, led by Tina Young of Canvas Celebrations. No experience necessary – anyone can do it! All materials will be provided. Food and drink will be available for purchase. This event will be accessible in American Sign Language and spoken English. Registration deadline: November 4, 2017. Purchase Tickets.

In the Community: ASL Classes for Children and Adults at the Hearing and Speech Agency

Learn American Sign Language from a Deaf instructor at the Hearing and Speech Agency, a highly-respected Baltimore non-profit.

CLASSES OFFERED FALL 2017

September 12-November 15

MORNING CLASSES
ASL 1: Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – Noon
ASL 2: Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – Noon

EVENING CLASSES Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
ASL 1, ASL 2, ASL 3, ASL 4, Children’s ASL

Adult ASL classes (10 weeks) are $150. Course materials (book with DVD) are required for your ASL 1, ASL 2, and ASL 3 and cost $85. Once purchased, course materials are good for levels 1, 2, and 3, so they only need to be purchased once. Course materials required for ASL 4 and  ASL 5, need only be purchased once. Summer Fun Signs Course Fee is $100, with no required materials. Children’s ASL classes are $100, no materials required. Parents may accompany a registered child during class for an additional $50.

For more information and to register, click here.

In the Community: Celebrating and Preserving Deaf History Through Literature and Resources

In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of American Sign Language, Mother Father Deaf Day (April 30), and Preservation Week (April 23-29) ,

Montgomery County Public Libraries presents:

Celebrating and Preserving Deaf History Through Literature and Resources

Presented in American Sign Language with voice interpretation

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Germantown Library 19840 Century Blvd, Germantown, MD 20874

Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/n5zoqql

Program Agenda

  1. Preserving Deaf History: an introduction
  2. Poet Dr. Curtis Robbins, authors Dr. Carolyn McCaskill, Gina A. Oliva, and Judith A. Jonas will discuss their works.
  3. Learn about Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library and how to locate deaf history resources.
  4. Meet and Greet writers for book signings.

This program is co-sponsored by Montgomery County Public Libraries and the Friends of the Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library.

To request other accommodations, email MarylandDCDL@montgomerycountymd.gov at least three work days in advance.

March 13-April 15 is Deaf History Month. Check out free books, DVDs, and online resources at MCPL and the Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library.

In the Community: ASL Classes for All Ages at the Hearing and Speech Agency

Learn from a Deaf instructor at the Hearing and Speech Agency, a highly-respected Baltimore non-profit.

CLASSES OFFERED SPRING 2017

APRIL 18-JUNE 20

EVENING CLASSES 
(Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
ASL 1 | ASL 2 | ASL 3 | ASL 4 | ASL 5 | Children’s ASL (Ages 5-12; parents may accompany child for an additional fee)

MORNING  CLASSES
(10:00 a.m. – Noon)
ASL 1: Tuesdays | ASL 2: Wednesdays | ASL 3: Thursdays

For pricing and registration information, click here.

In the Community: Upcoming Events from Deaf Camps, Inc.

 

March and April are filled with terrific events for families from Deaf Camps, Inc., a nonprofit organization I have been proud to be involved with since 2001.  Deaf Camps, Inc. is a volunteer-run non-profit organization dedicated to providing fun, safe, communication-rich camps that promote the physical, spiritual, and social development of Deaf/hard of hearing children and children learning American Sign Language.

Online Auction Through March 31

Support Deaf Camps, Inc.’s 2017 Scholarship Fund with its first-ever Online Auction! From March 1 to March 31, bid on handmade items, travel packages, gift certificates, event tickets – even manuscript critiques from one of the top agents in the children’s publishing industry! A $100 Stories By Hand gift certificate is also up for bid!

Check out the items here and make your bids, knowing that every dollar raised goes straight to Deaf Camps, Inc.’s 2017 Scholarship Fund.

The DCI Online Auction is run through CharityAuctionsToday.com. A credit card is required to register and bid.

The 2017 Kiwanis 16th Biannual Spring All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast & Flea Market

Sponsored by The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City

Saturday, April 1, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Location: Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042

thusq1taepAll-you-can-eat breakfast (pancakes, eggs, Boarman’s sausage, sausage gravy, biscuits and beverages) $8.00 for adults. Children under 8 eat free

Breakfast proceeds support Kiwanis Club service projects.

Flea market proceeds support Deaf Camps, Inc.’s Scholarship program.

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DCI Yard Sale, Saturday April 8 from 8 AM to 12 Noon

Location: Christ Deaf Church, 1040 S Beechfield Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21229

Come find a bargain! We’ll have clothes, shoes, household goods, toys and more! All proceeds go directly to our 2017 scholarship fund.

Got stuff to donate for the Yard Sale? Contact deafcampsinc@gmail.com to make arrangements!

 

DCI Easter Party, Saturday, April 8 from 4 PM to 6:30 PM

Location: Christ Deaf Church, 1040 S Beechfield Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21229

Celebrate the season and have your picture taken with our signing Easter Bunny!

Admission includes:
* Pancake supper
* Easter egg hunt – begins at 4:45pm
* Easter Bunny pictures
* Crafts

All ages and all families welcome!
Admission: $6 per person
Children under 12 will receive a FREE photo with the Easter Bunny. Additional photos $3 each.

All proceeds benefit Deaf Camps, Inc’s 2017 scholarship fund.

 

 

DCI Paint Party: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 5-7:30 PM

Location: Bowman Restaurant, 9306 Harford Rd, Parkville MD 21234

Registration deadline: April 22, 2017

Enjoy an evening out and paint a spring masterpiece to take home with you, led by Tina Young of Canvas Celebrations. No experience necessary – anyone can do it! All materials will be provided. Food and drink will be available for purchase. This event will be accessible in American Sign Language and English.

Tickets: $32 per person,  All proceeds support Deaf Camps, Inc.’s 2017 Scholarship Fund.

Purchase Tickets

 

In the Community: Free ASL Interpreted Performances of “The Wizard of Oz” This Weekend

Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!
Add in a sprinkle of Waldorf’s middle schoolers — oh, yeah!
The Waldorf School of Baltimore is proud to present, “The Wizard of Oz” the musical. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to this one-of-a-kind student showcase. Experience the depth of middle schoolers’ theatrical range and intellectual creativity, while seated in our beautiful new hall.

Location: The Waldorf School of Baltimore, 4801 Tamarind Avenue, Baltimore MD 21209

Showtimes: 
Friday, March 31 @ 7 PM
Saturday, April 1 @ 4 PM
Sunday, April 2 @ 2 PM

American Sign Language interpretation will be provided at all performances by practicum students from the Community College of Baltimore County’s Interpreter Preparation Program (and supervised by yours truly).

Recommended for children ages 6 and older.

Tickets are FREE.  Please RSVP at this link.

THE WIZARD OF OZ
By L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics
by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.