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.

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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.

 

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.