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.

 

In the Community: ASL Storytelling at the Silver Spring Library

Montgomery County Public Libraries hosts

ASL Storytelling

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Silver Spring Library
900 Wayne Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Come celebrate Deaf history month and the 200th anniversary of American Sign Language!  Deaf Storyteller Roberta Mather Brown will be the featured guest. Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in English and ASL. For children ages 2-5. No registration required. Program to be held on 5th Floor in Program Room.

For more information or to request accessibility services, call the Silver Spring Library at 240-773-9420.

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Note: This is a not a Stories By Hand program. This information is provided as a resource.

 

 

In the Community: Free ASL Classes at the Germantown Library

American Sign Language for Beginners
Sundays: March 5, 12, 19, 26 & April 2, 2017
2:00-4:00 p.m.

Five sessions (FREE) for individuals who wish to learn basic American Sign Language
Germantown Library
19840 Century Blvd
Germantown, MD 20874
The emphasis will be placed on communication with deaf and hard of hearing individuals through vocabulary development, conversation, and practice. These
sessions are appropriate for family members, teachers, child care providers, students ages 14 and older, and anyone who wishes to learn sign language.

FUNDED by Montgomery County Association of Hearing Impaired Children (MCAHIC).

Sponsored by Montgomery County Public Libraries.

Note: This class is not affiliated with Stories By Hand, and this information is provided for informational purposes.

 

 

In the Community: Free ASL Classes at the Germantown Library

American Sign Language for Beginners

FIVE FREE SESSIONS
Sundays: October 16, 23, 30, November 6 and 13, 2016
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Montgomery County Public Libraries, Germantown Library (Lower Level)

19840 Century Blvd, Germantown, MD 20874

Learn to communicate with deaf and hard of hearing individuals through vocabulary development, conversation, and practice.  These sessions are appropriate for family members, teachers, child care providers, students ages 14 and older, and anyone who wishes to learn sign language.

Register online at the library website  or call the Germantown Library at  240-777-0110.

Note: These classes are not affiliated by Stories By Hand.  This information is provided as a resource to those seeking ASL instruction in the community.

In the Community: Baltimore’s Biggest ASL Class

BALTIMORE’S BIGGEST ASL CLASS
Community Sign Language Gathering

Tuesday, September 20 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Hearing and Speech Agency Auditorium

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Free admission. Refreshments available for purchase in the lobby.

ABOUT THE CLASS: Lessons on Deaf culture, history and awareness.  Join us as we come together in an ASL-rich celebration of communication! This program is presented entirely in sign language and while no voice interpretation will be provided, we invite anyone to attend – whether they are fluent in ASL or not. This event is in participation with our Fall 2016 ASL classes.  For more information, please visit www.hasa.org.

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 FALL 2016

SEPTEMBER 6 – NOVEMBER 15

EVENING CLASSES 
(Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
ASL 1 | ASL 2 | ASL 3 | ASL 4 | ASL 5 | Children’s ASL

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

SPECIAL CLASS OFFERING
ASL for SLPs & Audiologists (Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
This course will combine introductory level skills with specific content, which will allow the audiologist or speech-language pathologist to conduct an interview, determine communication needs and work with interpreters within their practice setting.
The course will combine the elements of ASL I-III with specific vocabulary selected from educational and medical terminology. 
(Approved for CEUs by the Maryland Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers and Speech-Language Pathologists)

For pricing and registration information, click here.

In the Community: ASL Classes in Baltimore and D.C.

D.C. Library to provide free beginner-level ASL classes during summer 2016

The D.C. Public Library will provide two series of free beginner-level ASL classes this summer. These are progressive sets of classes with each class building on the vocabulary and conversational skills learned in the previous classes in the set. Each series will cover 100+ ASL vocabulary words, fingerspelling, numbers, and ASL conversational skills.

Mondays: June 6 through August 15, 5:30-7 p.m.
Saturdays: June 11 through August 13, 4-5:30 p.m.

Registration is not required. However, space is limited, so participation on a first come, first serve basis, and is limited to those who show up early enough to get a seat in the classroom.

Both series will take place at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, Room 215, Center for Accessibility, 901 G Street, NW.  For more information, see http://dclibrary.org/

 

Community ASL Classes at the Hearing and Speech Agency in Baltimore

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

CLASSES OFFERED SUMMER 2016

JULY 12 – AUGUST 16

SUMMER FUN SIGNS: Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
ASL FINGERSPELLING: Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
SIGNING FOR SENIORS: Tuesdays 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
BABY/TODDLER SIGNS: Tuesdays 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CHILDREN’S ASL: Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Summer Fun Signs Course Fee is $100, with no required materials. Signing for Seniors Course Fee is $100 plus $85 for required text.  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: Free ASL Classes at the Germantown Library

American Sign Language for Beginners
at Germantown Library

Sundays 2:00 – 4:00 p.m

April 3, 10, 17, 24, and May 1

Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd,  Germantown, MD 20874

Five sessions (free) for individuals who wish to learn basic American Sign Language. Register online now and only once for all five sessions.   The emphasis will be placed on communication with deaf and hard of hearing individual through vocabulary development, conversation, and practice. These sessions are appropriate for family members, teachers, child care providers, students ages 14 and older, and anyone who wishes to learn sign language. 


Funded by Montgomery County Association of Hearing Impaired Children (MCAHIC). Sponsored by Montgomery County Public Libraries

 For more information, call at 240-777-0110, or email  MCPL.DeafAccess@montgomerycountymd.gov.

 

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 SPRING 2016

APRIL 12* – JUNE 14
*EVENING CLASSES BEGIN TUESDAY APRIL 12.  ALL OTHER CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEK ON APRIL 11 ON THE APPROPRIATE DAYS.

MORNING CLASSES
ASL 1: Monday 10:00 a.m. – Noon
ASL 2: Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – Noon
ASL 3: Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Signing for Seniors: Fridays 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

EVENING CLASSES (Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
ASL 1, ASL 2, ASL 3, ASL 4, ASL 5, 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: DCI Easter Party

Deaf Camps, Inc. Easter Party

Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 4:30-7:00 PM

Location: Christ Church of the Deaf, 1040 S. Beechfield Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229

All ages and all signing levels welcome!

Admission includes:

* Pancake supper
* Signing Easter Bunny
* Easter egg hunt – begins at 5:15pm
* Crafts

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

All proceeds benefit Deaf Camps, Inc’s 2016 scholarship fund.