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Calendar 2008

January 2008
Events
1/3/08

   Disney’ The Lion King
Disney’s “The Lion King” – Interpreted Performance
2pm
The Detroit Opera House
Detroit, MI
More information:

   http://www.terptheatre.com/list.html
Box Office:
(248) 538-6611 voice; (248) 538-6611 tty; (248) 538-6615 fax
jarc@jarc.org
Be sure to request preferred seating for Deaf patrons
1/4/08 Sign Lansing Social Night

7pm
Cici's Pizza
6250 South Cedar Street, Lansing, MI


9:15pm
"PS I Love You" - Rear Window Captioning
Celebration Cinema
Lansing, MI

For more information:
Leslie Pertz
signlansing@yahoo.com
1/5/08

“The Legal Process and Terminology” – Legal Interpreting Workshop
Presented by: Capt. Bruce Partridge of the Kent Co. Sheriff Dept.

8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Kent Co. Courthouse
180 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI

Cost: (includes lunch) before 12/28: $45.00/RID $50.00. After 12/28: $50.00/RID $55.00
RID CEUs: 0.5. QA units: 5.

The workshop is geared toward working interpreters, but anyone is welcome.

More information:
Click here to view workshop flyer/brochure

Nan Soper
616-732-7358
nsoper@deafhhs.org
1/9/08

Deaf C.A.N.! Workshop: "Looking Back ... The Detroit Deaf Community
Presented by: Ingie Oliasz and Gerald Holmes

7:00 - 8:30 pm
Conference Room
Farmington Community Library
32732 West Twelve Mile Rd
(between Orchard Lake & Farmington Roads)
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

For more information:
(248) 332–3323 TTY
(248) 332–7334 Fax
deafcan@deafcan.org
http://deafcan.org
1/11/08


 IIG logo
Interpreter Improvement Guild Meeting
(held every second Friday)

This is an opportunity for members of the Deaf Community to come out and get information from Auburn Hills Police Officer, Michael Kayak. Bring any questions for Officer Kayak. Our second speaker will be Sedonna White, from the Michigan Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Lansing. She will be here to discuss new technologies for Deaf/Hard of Hearing people and the Deaf Coalition meetings. This is bound to be a VERY infomational meeting!

5 – 8 pm
ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

For more information:
(877) 571–0441
http://www.aslrc.com
1/12/08

Deaf Café
(Held on second Saturday of every month)
FREE exciting monthly program with fun games, upbeat music, exciting dramas all in ASL. We welcome deaf, hearing and ITP student to come (No sign -to- voice interpretation is provided.)

6pm - 8pm
Carman Ainsworth Senior Center
2071 S. Graham Rd.
Flint, MI 48532

For more information:
Brenda Bienleins
810.233.5116 Fax
deafcafeflint@comcast.net
http://www.deafcafeflint.org
1/12/08
Signing Friends of Jackson Social!

Share a light meal, socialize, play games, have fun, win prizes!!
2-4 dollar donation per person suggested at the door to cover meal costs

6:30-10:30 pm - once a month
First Church of the Nazarane
Commons Cafe
3905 Clinton Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201

Open to all Deaf, HH, HI, D/B, CI, CODA's, ITP students, interpreters, and their families and friends. Ages 15 and Up.

No child care is available, so please do not bring young children.

SFJ offers a safe place for friends to gather once a month to play games, socialize, eat, and win prizes.

While this is hosted in a church building, IT IS NOT A CHURCH OR WORSHIP SERVICE.

For more information:
Kathy Truman
signingfriendsofjackson@yahoo.com
1/12/08 Euchre Tournament - Individual

Open at 6pm; Start at 7:30pm
$10/player; $5/fan

Tri City Association of the Deaf Club
3520 Schust Road
Saginaw, MI 48602

For more information:
TCAD Club TTY 989-792-8491
Robert Cox & the committee
fire7kings@hotmail.com
989-348-7318 VP
1/14/08 Michigan Coalition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People Meeting
All invited to improve and support services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in Michigan.

9:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Farmington Community Library
32737 W 12 Mile Rd
Farmington Hills, MI
(248) 553-0300
www.farmlib.org

For January 2008 tentative meeting agenda click here.

For Membership Renewal Info Sheet click here.

For more information about the Coalition click here.
1/18/08


  
Deaf Coffee Chat
Third Friday of every month.

7:00pm
Beaner's Coffee
270 West Grand River
East Lansing, MI

For more information:
Click here to view the Deaf Coffee Chat flyer

Dave Coyne
dcoyne.madhh@sbcglobal.net
1/18-19/08

ASL Resource Centers logo
“Spanish Court Certification Preparation” Workshop

Presented by: Kevin Casillas
Please check out the Spanish Training Webpage (see website address below) for more information.

For more information:
ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(877) 571–0441
(248) 293-9744 Fax
Videophone I.P. 64.148.148.230
register@aslrc.com
http://www.aslrc.com
1/19/08
  
MIRID VI Meeting/Workshop
Presenter: Helen Boucher

Joan thinks "you will find her to be insightful, humorous, as well as very user friendly. Helen will make you proud to be an interpreter involved in MIRID."

Time:
10:30am - Meeting
12:00pm - Presentation
Free to all

Tri-City Association of the Deaf Club
3520 Schust Rd
Saginaw, MI 48620

For more information:
Joan M. Gage, MIRID-VI Secretary
989-873-6373
linknorth1@msn.com
1/19/08
"Fingerspelling: The Role and Importance of Fingerspelling While Interpreting in the K-12 Setting"
Educational Interpreting Performance Assessment (EIPA) Workshop Series

11:00am - 3:00pm
Lenawee Intermediate School District
Wm. J. Ross Education Service Center
4107 N. Adrian Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221

Reigster online:
http://www.solutionwhere.com/lisd

For more information:
Please click here to view EIPA Workshop Flyer

Kathy Campbell
517-265-1619
kathy.campbell@lisd.us
1/19/08
DHHC Club "I CAN": Bowling Fun!
1:00 pm
Starlite Lanes
Grand Haven, MI

For more information:
Click here for DHHC Youth Club Bowling flyer

Sarah Polanyi spolanyi@dhhc.org
http://www.dhhc.org
1/19/08 Possible New BDA Chapter — Flint Black Deaf Advocates

Would like to welcome all Metro Flint area Deaf/Hard of Hearing people to the first meeting

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Flint Library
1026 E. Kearsley St
Flint, MI
(810) 249-2039 or (810) 249-2633 Fax

Light refreshments will be served for the first meeting.

title="Flint BDA Meeting flyer">Click here to view Flint BDA Meeting flyer
1/19/08


Michigan Deaf Social Night Club

 
Deaf Social Night

9pm to 2am
Maxie's
2500 West Hill Road
Flint, MI 48507

Admission:
Free cover - age 21 years old and up only

For more information:
Erik O.
deafmichsocialnight@yahoo.com
1/20/08
"Nothing Said: a celebration of spirit and gospel" - Deaf Ministry Performance
A Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Program

4:30pm - 7:30pm
Eastern State University
Pease Auditorium
Ypsilanti, MI

For more information:
Click here for Deaf Ministry Performance flyer
1/23/08
   
     
“Rabbit Hole” – Interpreted Performance
8 pm
Meadowbrook Theatre
Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI

For more information:
(248) 377–3300 V
(248) 370–3344 Fax
tickets@mbtheatre.com

   http://terptheatre.com/list
1/24, 25 & 26/08 “Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot” – Shadow Interpreted Performance
1/24: 10:30am
1/25: 10:30am & 1:00pm
1/26: 11:00am

Wild Swan Theater
Washtenaw Community College Ypsilanti, MI

Ticket info call (734) 995-0530 V/TTY
http://www.wildswantheater.org
http://terptheatre.com
1/25 & 26/08 “Chicago the Musical” – ASL Interpreted Performance

Fri: 8pm and Sat: 3pm & 8pm
The Whiting
1241 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503

Tickets: $59 / $49 / $37 / $19
Experience it live and in person! CHICAGO is one of Broadway's most popular thrilling smash-hit musicals. The winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations, CHICAGO is an electrifying tale of greed, murder and showbiz, filled with such hit songs as "All That Jazz" and "Razzle Dazzle".
This show contains mature themes and mild language.

For tickets and additional information:
(810) 237-7333
www.thewhiting.com.
1/26/08


Diabetes Workshop
Hosted by Deaf Options, Inc.

Come and learn important facts about diabetes.
Doctors and medical students will be present to answer questions.
**Free medical samples ** Free refreshments **


1pm - 4pm
Deaf Community Drop In Center
Deaf Options
19145 Beech Daly
Redford, MI 48240-1418

For more information:
Click here to view Diabetes Workshop flyer

Kathleen Mitchell
313-586-8873 or 961-8120 (v)
888-843-7949 (TTY)
313-279-0550 Fax
76.241.167.26 IP address
kathleenmitchell350@msn.com
http://www.deafoptions.org

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February 2008
Events
2/2/08 Sign Lansing: 2 Special Events

Cross country skiing
12-4 pm
Fitzgerald Park in Grand Ledge, Mi

Cost: $ 4.00 per hour, $12.00 per day from 12 to 5pm on the weekend.
Meet at the Lansing Mall parking lots by Applebee’s at 11:30 AM and follow the others to the park.

Information on cross country ski rental, please call the Park Office: 517-627-7351

Bowling
4pm to ???
Royal Scott Bowling
4722 W. Grand River
Lansing, Mi 48906

Cost: One lane 20 dollars per hour for everyone. We can get more than 1 lane if more people come. Shoes rental costs $4.00

For more information:
signlansing@yahoo.com
2/2/08 “Princely Players” – ASL Interpreted Performance

8pm
The Whiting
1241 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503

Tickets: $28 / $24 / $18 / $14
Offering stunning programs on the enslavement and liberation of African-Americans, this eight-member ensemble has performed their unique program of spirituals, work songs, hymns and songs of freedom across the country. With song and poetry from the earliest sources of African American music in this country to the civil war and the civil rights movement, The Princely Players deliver performances with superb voices and exceptional stage presence.
For tickets and additional information:
(810) 237-7333
www.thewhiting.com.
2/2 - 3/8/08

ASL Resource Centers logo
Spanish Language Court Interpreting Skills- Group Practice

Presented by: Kevin Casillas
Please check out the Spanish Training Webpage (see website address below) for more information.

For more information:
ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(877) 571–0441
(248) 293-9744 Fax
Videophone I.P. 64.148.148.230
register@aslrc.com
http://www.aslrc.com
2/3/08

   
DAD's Super Bowl Party

Noon
VFW Hall
6896 Joy Rd., Westland, MI

Dinner $20; ($25 at the Door)

Card games to be played!
1:00 pm SHARP
$25 before 1/20/08; $35 after 1/20/08
Play cards and watch the game!


For more information:
Ron Rood
VP: 734-242-8757
John W. or Brillo
(734) 525-9454
Richard Beaver
VP: 734-729-2918
http://www.detroitdeafclub.org/
2/3/08

RESCHEDULED from 2/1/08
Michigan DAF presents: Chuck Baird
Chuck is coming to Michigan... to tell his life story... and his art work... All proceeds to benefit "Deaf Arts Festival 2008"

3:00 pm
Madonna University
Science Lecture Hall - Rm 1301
36600 Schoolcraft Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150

Admission: $10
Make checks payable to: Deaf Arts Festival
Mail to: Deaf Arts Festival, PO BOX 836, Novi, MI 48376-0836

For more information:
Click for Chuck Baird Flyer
Click for QA Hours Info

daf@deafartsfestival.org
http://www.deafartsfestival.org/
2/7 & 8/08 “Drum Me A Story” – Shadow Interpreted Performance
2/7: 10:30am & 1:00pm
2/8: 10:30am & 1:00pm

Wild Swan Theater
Washtenaw Community College Ypsilanti, MI

Ticket info call (734) 995-0530 V/TTY
http://www.wildswantheater.org
http://terptheatre.com
2/2 - 3/8/08

ASL Resource Centers logo
"Services Available"- Community Mental Health

Mike Daley, from Community Mental Health will be stopping by the ASL Resource Center to share with the Deaf Community information about services that CMH offers. Interpreters and students are welcome to come to observe this interpreted meeting.

3pm

ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
For more information:
(877) 571–0441
(248) 293-9744 Fax
Videophone I.P. 64.148.148.230
register@aslrc.com
http://www.aslrc.com
2/8/08


 IIG logo
Interpreter Improvement Guild Meeting
(held every second Friday)

The ASL Resource Center is excited to have Mark Loehr back again, discussing OnStar. He will let you know what you need to tell your GM dealer when you purchase your car. Also, Mike Daley, from Community Mental Health will be here to give an overview for the services offerred at CMH.

5 – 8 pm
ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

For more information:
(877) 571–0441
http://www.aslrc.com
2/8/08


Deaf Options' Dingo
Held 2nd Friday every month

7pm - 9pm
Deaf Community Drop In Center
Deaf Options
19145 Beech Daly
Redford, MI 48240-1418

Admission: $5/person
** Cash Prizes ** Refreshments will be sold **
Fund Benefit the Building Fund

Childcare is available:
$3 per child under 2 years old
$2 per child over 2 years old

For more information:
Click here to view Dingo flyer

313-586-8873 or 961-8120 (v)
888-843-7949 (TTY)
313-279-0550 Fax
76.241.167.26 IP address
deafoptions@msn.com
http://www.deafoptions.org
2/9/08

Deaf Café
(Held on second Saturday of every month)
FREE exciting monthly program with fun games, upbeat music, exciting dramas all in ASL. We welcome deaf, hearing and ITP student to come (No sign -to- voice interpretation is provided.)

6pm - 8pm
Carman Ainsworth Senior Center
2071 S. Graham Rd.
Flint, MI 48532

For more information:
Brenda Bienleins
810.233.5116 Fax
deafcafeflint@comcast.net
http://www.deafcafeflint.org
2/9/08

22nd Annual Valentine’s Dance

Hosted by Grand Rapids Athletic Association of the Deaf
Miss Deaf Teen Michigan Karlee Gruetzner will be present.

5 pm to 12 am
American Legion Post #154 Hall
2327 Byron Center, SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

Tickets:
$20/person (advance ticket) or $25 (at door)
$15/senior citizen (advance) or $15 (at door)

Ticket Sellers:
Grand Rapids:
Sheila McClish 616-475-8386 VP only
Harold/Juna Wood 616-669-7921 TTY/Fax/VP
angelcatwood@yahoo.com
Bob Logan 616-532-7183 TTY

Muskegon:
Bobby Grumm 616-842-6106 TTY/Fax/VP
EuchreKing@ameritech.net

For more information:
Click here to view event flyer (front)
Click here to view the rear side
2/9/08 “An Evening with Jeff Daniels” – ASL Interpreted Performance

8pm
The Whiting
1241 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503

Tickets: $30 / $26 / $18 / $14
Known for his blockbuster hits "Dumb and Dumber," "Escanaba in da Moonlight" and "The Goodbye Girl," Michigan-native Jeff Daniels is an actor, director, and playwright committed to the arts. But unless you've been in the audience of one of his "unplugged" concerts in Michigan, you probably didn't know that Jeff Daniels sings and plays guitar. Grandfathers Hat showcases Daniels' range as a songwriter, from the laugh out loud humor of "Have a Good Life (Then Die)" to the quiet lyrics of "Middle of the Night."
For tickets and additional information:
(810) 237-7333
www.thewhiting.com.
2/13/07

Deaf C.A.N.! Workshop: Good Nutrition & Health

Presenter: Sandria Graham
Sandria is a deaf professional Dietitian. Sandria earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan and recently completed a dietetic internship program at the Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan. She is working towards becoming a Registered Dietitian.

Learn About Keeping Yourself Healthy in ASL
* What is Good Nutrition?
* Learn How to Reduce and Prevent Health Risks
* Learn about "My Pyramid"
* Eating for Healthy Living

7:00 - 8:30 pm
Conference Room
Farmington Community Library
32732 West Twelve Mile Rd
(between Orchard Lake & Farmington Roads)
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

For more information:
Click here to view Workshop flyer on Good Nutrition!

(248) 332–3323 TTY
(248) 332–7334 Fax
deafcan@deafcan.org
http://deafcan.org
2/13, 14, 15 & 16/08 “Along the Tracks” – Shadow Interpreted Performance
2/13,14,15: 10:00am & 2:30pm
2/16: 2:00pm

Wild Swan Theater
Washtenaw Community College Ypsilanti, MI

Ticket info call (734) 995-0530 V/TTY
http://www.wildswantheater.org
http://terptheatre.com
2/14 & 15/08

V-Day: “The Vagina Monologues” in ASL
An Eve Ensler Production by Nathan Qualls

7:00pm to 10:00pm
Michigan School for the Deaf
1667 W Miller Rd
Flint, MI

Tickets:
Tickets: $10 in advances, $15 at door
Proceeds go to: Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services

For more information:
Click here to view the Vagina Monologues flyer

Sherri Ann Garnand
Java72gecko@yahoo.com
Jules Chapko Jules23@tmail.com
2/15/08


  
Deaf Coffee Chat
Third Friday of every month.

7:00pm
Beaner's Coffee
270 West Grand River
East Lansing, MI

For more information:
Click here to view the Deaf Coffee Chat flyer

Dave Coyne
dcoyne.madhh@sbcglobal.net
2/16/08


Black History Month 2008
Slide Show Presentation: "Silent Journey to Africa"

Presented by Kathleen Mitchell

1pm - 4pm
Deaf Community Drop In Center
Deaf Options
19145 Beech Daly
Redford, MI 48240-1418

For more information:
Click here to view Silent Journey Presentation flyer

Kathleen Mitchell
313-586-8873 or 961-8120 (v)
888-843-7949 (TTY)
313-279-0550 Fax
76.241.167.26 IP address
kathleenmitchell350@msn.com
http://www.deafoptions.org
2/16/08 Possible New BDA Chapter — Flint Black Deaf Advocates

Would like to welcome all Metro Flint area Deaf/Hard of Hearing people to the first meeting

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Flint Library
1026 E. Kearsley St
Flint, MI
(810) 249-2039 or (810) 249-2633 Fax

Light refreshments will be served for the first meeting.

title="Flint BDA Meeting flyer">Click here to view Flint BDA Meeting flyer
2/18/08


WMIRID Business Meeting with Election and Fingerspelling Skill-building Hour
Hosted by Western MIRID

6:30pm - 7:30pm: Meeting & Election
7:30pm - 8:30pm: Fingerspelling skill building hour

Howard Miller Library
14 South Church Street
Zeeland, MI 49464
(616) 772-0874

For more information:
Click here for WMIRID Meeting & Workshop flyer

Beth Magennis (616) 498-4348
magennis@pathwaynet.com http://www.mirid.org/wmirid.html
2/22 & 23/08 “Annie” – ASL Interpreted Performance

Fri: 7:30pm and Sat: 1pm & 6pm
The Whiting
1241 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503

Tickets: $59 / $49 / $37 / $19
Leapin' lizards! The timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie is back, giving a whole new generation the chance to experience this classic musical about never giving up hope. Boasting one of Broadway's most memorable scores, including "It's the Hard-Knock Life," "Easy Street," "N.Y.C." and the ever-optimistic "Tomorrow," Annie is a delightful theatrical experience for the entire family.
For tickets and additional information:
(810) 237-7333
www.thewhiting.com.
2/23/08
   Madonna University
Annual ASL Talent Showcase Try-outs: “Show Us Your Hands”
Presented by Madonna University Sign Language Club

11am - 3pm
Madonna University Campus
West Colonnade Room
36600 Schoolcraft Rd
Livonia, MI

All Proceeds go to suppor Leader Dog Organization

For more information:
Click here to view the Showcase Tryouts Flyer
Click here to view Leader Dog Flyer

uniesigns@gmail.com
MadonnaSLS@yahoo.com
2/23/08

CANCELLED
Refunds are being processed and will be mailed out.
Keith Wann is coming back to Michigan! - A One Man Show
CANCELLED
Presented by Sign Language Services of Michigan

You've seen him on YouTube.com. You've laughed until you cried while watching him perform, "Ice Ice Baby". Now, see him in person!
It is a one man show about the ways of the Hearing and Deaf worlds.


2:00 pm - Family Matinee show
7:00 pm - PG13 show

Imperial House
34701 Groesbeck Hwy.
Clinton Twp, MI 48035

See the flyer below for ticket cost information
Registration is requested to make sure we have enough space.


For more information:
Click here to view Keith Wann flyer
Click here for show registration form

Sign Language Services of Michigan
31507 Harper Ave.
St. Clair Shores, MI 48082
586-285-1842 TTY
586-771-2042 Fax
810-459-3965 Text
586-778-4188 V/VP
info@SignLanguageServicesofMichigan.com
http://SignLanguageServicesofMichigan.com
2/23/08
Signing Friends of Jackson Social!

Share a light meal, socialize, play games, have fun, win prizes!!
2-4 dollar donation per person suggested at the door to cover meal costs

6:30-10:30 pm - once a month
First Church of the Nazarane
Commons Cafe
3905 Clinton Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201

Open to all Deaf, HH, HI, D/B, CI, CODA's, ITP students, interpreters, and their families and friends. Ages 15 and Up.

This is an adult social. No HS students please. No young children as child care is

SFJ offers a safe place for friends to gather once a month to play games, socialize, eat, and win prizes.

While this is hosted in a church building, IT IS NOT A CHURCH OR WORSHIP SERVICE.

For more information:
signingfriendsofjackson@yahoo.com
2/24/08
MDMP Logo

ASL Workshop

9am - 3pm (Lunch on own 12-1pm)
Detroit Day School for the Deaf
4555 John C. Lodge Freeway, Detroit, MI

We will have workshop on Medical Terms, Finger Spelling Drills, NIC Preparation Tips, Voice Interpreting Techniques, etc.

Registration is at 8:45am and cost is $70 in advance; $75 at the door

For more information:
Email to RSVP by 2/17: mdmpaevents@yahoo.com
MissDeafMichigan@yahoo.com
http://www.mideaf.org/MissDeafMichigan/index.htm
2/27/07
   
     
“Biloxi Blues” – Interpreted Performance
8 pm
Meadowbrook Theatre
Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI

For more information:
(248) 377–3300 V
(248) 370–3344 Fax
tickets@mbtheatre.com

http://terptheatre.com/list
2/28/08 Meet The Real Christopher Gardner
Entrepreneurship and The American Dream - ASL Interpreted

From the Motion Picture: The Pursuit of Happyness

Interpreters will be Helen Faith Jones and Anthony LaPerna Jr.

7:30pm
Detroit Music Hall
350 Madison Ave
Detroit, MI
(313) 887-8500

Tickets available at Music Hall Box Office or at the Ticketmaster

For more information:
http://www.MetroParentEvents.com
2/29/08


Deaf C.A.N.! Logo

 
Black History Month Potluck Lunch
Please join with Deaf CAN to celebrate Black History Month for Potluck Lunch - please bring a dish to share!

11:30am - 1:30pm
Deaf C.A.N.! 2111 Orchard Lake Rd, Ste. #101
Sylvan Lake, Michigan 48320

For more information:
(248) 332–3331 V
(248) 332–3323 TTY
(248) 332–7334 Fax
deafcan@deafcan.org
http://deafcan.org
2/29/08

    MSD Tartar Mascot
ASL Film Showing: VPMAN!!
All Deaf actors in ASL - with sounds and captioning- 98 minutes - Rated ASL-PG

7pm
Michigan School for the Deaf
Flint, MI

Admission: $10/person
Contact Freida for tickets (see below for email address)

For more information:
Click here to view VPMAN ASL Film flyer

Freida Morrison
aslmorrison@yahoo.com
http://www.deaftartars.com

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March 2008
Events
3/1/08
ASL Expo 2008

9:00am - 6:00pm
Perani Arena & Event Center (formerly IMA)
3501 Lapeer Rd.
Flint, MI 48503

For tickets and additional information:
www.aslexpo.com.
3/4/08

First Skills-based Video WebShop - presented in ASL!
The Marriage of Verbs in ASL - Part I

Presented by: Karen Boyd, MA, Bilingual Educator

Cost: $40
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm MST
(3:00 pm Hawaii/ 5:00 pm PST/ 7:00 pm CST/ 8:00 pm EST)

For more information:
http://www.leadershipinstitute.biz
3/6, 7 & 8/08 “Peter Rabit” – Shadow Interpreted Performance
3/6 & 7: 10:30am & 1:00pm
3/8: 11:00am

Wild Swan Theater
Washtenaw Community College Ypsilanti, MI

Ticket info call (734) 995-0530 V/TTY
http://www.wildswantheater.org
http://terptheatre.com
3/7/08 H.M.S Pinafore: New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players – ASL Interpreted Performance

8pm
The Whiting
1241 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503

Tickets: $38 / $32 / $26 / $18
Ride a wave of music and laughter across the deck of the fanciful British naval vessel. The very proper Captain Corcoran and ridiculously pompous Sir Joseph Porter preside, the villainous Dick Deadeye speaks the truth, and Little Buttercup reveals the outrageous mistake that allows true love to overcome the problems of class distinction.
For tickets and additional information:
(810) 237-7333
www.thewhiting.com.
3/7/08


Peter Cook Performance
7:30pm
Former Goshen Theater
216 South Main St.
Goshen, IN 46526

For more information and ticket cost:
Click here for Peter Cook Performance flyer
3/7 - 8/08 Demand Control Schema: Implications for Medical Interpreting Workshop
Co-hosted by Mount Sinai's Deaf Access Program & CAIRS
Presented by: Robyn K. Dean, M.A.,CT, CI

8:30am - 4:30pm (registration: 8-8:30am)
Sinai Health System
Deaf Access Program
Mount Sinai Hospital
Glasser Auditorium
15th and California Blvd
Chicago, IL 60608

For more information:
Click here to view Medical Interpreting workshop flyer

Teri Hedding
hedt@sinai.org
3/8/08


Can You Understand Your Own Interpretation: English to ASL
With Marty M. Taylor, Ph.D.

9am - 4:30pm
Newcomer Center
Room 17
Goshen College, Goshen, IN

Cost:
$50 RID or affliate members; $25 ITP/IPP Students; $70 non-members

More more information and registration:
Click here for Interpreters' Workshop flyer
3/8/08

"A Dash of Deafness" - All-Day Workshop Event
Conducted by Deaf Expressions

Workshop event will cover Deaf Culture and over 100 signs in sign languagem as well as games, prizes, and the ability to order books and videos.

All Day!
Homeschool Building
5625 Burlingame
Wyoming, MI

Registration is REQUIRED before March 1st and slots are filling up soon, so don't delay registering. Cost of this six hour workshop is only $35/person. To register, please email Michele at DeafExpressions05@gmail.com or leave a voice mail at (616) 856-9885. Then send a check or money order for $35 made out to Deaf Expressions and sent to:
Deaf Expressions
DASH OF DEAFNESS REGISTRATION
2133 McKee Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

For more information:
Michele at DeafExpressions05@gmail.com
www.DeafExpressions.net
3/8/08


Red Hat Social

12pm - 4pm
Deaf Community Drop In Center
Deaf Options
19145 Beech Daly
Redford, MI 48240-1418

Admission: $10
Gathering, Games, Prizes and more...
Guest speaker: Sandria Graham
"Nutrition and Menopause"
Refreshments will be provided.


For more information:
Click here to view Red Hat Social flyer

Kathleen Mitchell & committee
313-586-8873 or 961-8120 (v)
888-843-7949 (TTY)
313-279-0550 Fax
76.241.167.26 IP address
deafoptions@msn.com
http://www.deafoptions.org
3/8/08 NAOBI - Chapter #8 Meeting
Held on 2nd Sat monthly

Veterans Admin (VA) Center (Basement Auditorium)
4646 John R
Detroit, MI 48217
(Free parking in the Blue Lot - on Canfield St.)

For more information:
Joyce Washington, President
jlw1026asl@sbcglobal.net
Annette Guess, Secretary
anbessant1@sbcglobal.net
3/8/08

Deaf Café
(Held on second Saturday of every month)
FREE exciting monthly program with fun games, upbeat music, exciting dramas all in ASL. We welcome deaf, hearing and ITP student to come (No sign -to- voice interpretation is provided.)

6pm - 8pm
Carman Ainsworth Senior Center
2071 S. Graham Rd.
Flint, MI 48532

For more information:
Brenda Bienleins
810.233.5116 Fax
deafcafeflint@comcast.net
http://www.deafcafeflint.org
3/8/08 Annual Michigan Lesbian & Gay ComedyFest - ASL Interpreted
6:00 and 9:30 pm -- Both ASL Interpreted!
Interpreters: Dave Coyne & Paul Fugate

For more information:
313-537-3323
www.comedyfest.org
3/9/08
Special Need's Ministry: Celebration Sunday

10-11am & 6:30-8:30pm
2:30-4:30pm: IEP / Advocacy Workshop presented by C.A.U.S.E. (Citizens Alliance to Uphold Special Education)
3:00-6:00pm: Open House -- Special Needs Resources Available, Free Books Giveaway and Refreshments

Pentecostal House of God
6495 West Warren
Detroit, MI 48210
(313) 895-7464

For more information:
Click here to view Celebration Sunday flyer

Bishop Quintin Wingate, Pastor
http://www.pentecostalhouseofgod.org
3/9/08

St. Patrick's Party
Hosted by Detroit Chapter of MI Deaf Assoc.

1pm - 5pm
Deaf Community Drop In Center
Deaf Options
19145 Beech Daly
Redford, MI 48240-1418

Gathering, Games, Basket Raffle and more...

For more information:
Ken Carter 248-288-6148 Fax
Freida Morrison
aslmorrison@yahoo.com
3/11/08 Trainings provided by Michigan Family-to-Family Health Information and Education Center (F2FHIEC)

Topics include:
"How to Access Mental Health Services Using Public or Private Health Care Coverage" amd "Is Your Teen ready for Adult Life".
Conducted by The Association for Children's Mental


1pm to 5pm
Foster Community Center
200 N. Foster Avenue
Lansing, MI 48912
For more information:
Click here to view Training flyer by ACMH
Click here to view more Trainings in other locations
Click here for a brochure listing other F2FHIEC trainings

800-359-3722
3/12/07

Deaf C.A.N.! Workshop: Diabetes Education & Information
Presented by: Indira Arya, MS, RD, LD
Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion
Ms. Arya will talk about: Nutritional Management, meal planning, exercise, blood monitoring.

7:00 - 8:30 pm
Conference Room
Farmington Community Library
32732 West Twelve Mile Rd
(between Orchard Lake & Farmington Roads)
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

For more information:
(248) 332–3323 TTY
(248) 332–7334 Fax
deafcan@deafcan.org
http://deafcan.org
3/13/08

First Skills-based Video WebShop - presented in ASL!
Certification, Cameras & Other Interpreter Phobias

Presented by: Amie Seiberlich, MA

For more information:
http://www.leadershipinstitute.biz
3/14/08 Educational Interpreting Workshop:
“The Role and Ethics of Educational Interpreting” and
“Using Role Shifting in Educational Interpreting”


Presenter: Colleen Geier
9am - 3pm
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Room 7160
6767 West O Ave
Kalamazoo, MI

For More Information:
Click here for Interpreting Workshop flyer
sunnyterp@yahoo.com
3/14/08 Interpreting Workshop: Going for the Gold

5:30pm - 8:00pm
Winding Brook Conference Center
Shepherd, MI

Cost: $25
Register at giresd.net

For More Information:
Click here for Interpreting Workshop flyer
3/14/08

   
CHILDREN'S MUSEUM MANIA tour
Sponsored by Michigan Hands & Voices

Michigan Hands & Voices is a non-baised support group for families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. "Whatever works for your child is what makes the choice right."

Workshop: Understand Special Education without Becoming a Lawyer / Harnessing the Power of Parents to Change the World (or at least your child's IEP)

5pm to 6pm: Dinner & Social Hour
6pm to 8pm: Presentation

Northville City Hall
215 W. Main St.
Northville, MI

For more information:
Kristy Medes
(517) 694-3079
(517) 335-8273 VP
info@mihandsandvoices.org
3/14/08


Deaf Options' Dingo
Held 2nd Friday every month

7pm - 9pm
Deaf Community Drop In Center
Deaf Options
19145 Beech Daly
Redford, MI 48240-1418

Admission: $5/person
** Cash Prizes ** Refreshments will be sold **
Fund Benefit the Building Fund

Childcare is available:
$3 per child under 2 years old
$2 per child over 2 years old

For more information:
Click here to view Dingo flyer

313-586-8873 or 961-8120 (v)
888-843-7949 (TTY)
313-279-0550 Fax
76.241.167.26 IP address
deafoptions@msn.com
http://www.deafoptions.org
3/14/08

Michigan DAF presents: An Intimate Evening ...
Camille Lorello and Liz Tannebaum on the Experience Behind the Scenes of Deaf Acting and Exclusive look behind the scenes of 'Wrong Game'
All proceeds to benefit "Deaf Arts Festival 2008"

7:00 pm
Madonna University
Science Lecture Hall - Rm 1301
36600 Schoolcraft Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150

Admission:
$15 in advance (by 3/8); $20 at door
Make checks payable to: Deaf Arts Festival
Mail to: Deaf Arts Festival, PO BOX 836, Novi, MI 48376-0836

For more information:
Click for DAF Camille 'n Liz Evening Flyer
Click for QA Hours Info

daf@deafartsfestival.org
http://www.deafartsfestival.org/
3/14/08

   
St. Patrick’s Day Party
Hosted by Ladies Auxiliary
7:00 pm
Admission: $7.00
Prizes will be given to winners. * Basket Raffles will be held. * Refreshments will be served.
Wear Green * Special prize for best costume!

FAD Clubhouse
4156 Holiday Dr. Flint, MI

For more information:
Peg Frelich mf290710@comcast.net
3/14 - 15/08

Changing the World - D.E.A.Film Workshop
with Camille Lorello and Liz Tannebaum

Holley Family Village - DeSales Center
1124 Ventura Dr. Brooklyn, MI 49230

Cost:
$100/child (need-based financial aid is available)

For more information:
Click for DAF Camille 'n Liz Workshop Flyer

Diana Leatherman 517-592-8212 (V)
Kathy Derderian cheyennkat@yahoo.com
http://www.deafartsfestival.org/
3/15/08
   
Workshop: The Law and the Deaf
with Bruce Partridge from Kent County Sheriffs Dept

Bring your questions about legal issues. Bruce will try to answer them.

9-11am
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
800 East Beltline, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

For more information:
Maggie Smedley, Executive Director
616-732-7358
msmedley@deafhhs.org
http://www.deafhhs.org
3/15/08

The Transition from ITP to the Real World of Interpreting: “Filling in the Gap”

The workshop focuses on resources for new interpreters and shared insight from both professional.

9am - 1pm
Columbia College
Room 101
600 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Send checks payable to: CAIRS, c/o Juan Bernal - 150 N. Wacker, Suite 1310, Chicago, IL 60606

For more information:
Click here to view Interpreting Workshop flyer

Juan Bernal
juan@cairs.net
http://www.ilrid.org
3/15/08

MIRID Logo  
MIRID VI Meeting & Workshop
Hosted by MIRID-VI
Meeting/Workshop
11:00 am - Meeting (doors open at 10:30am)
12:00 noon - Workshop with Rose Gelushia

Rose Gelushia will present on skill building. Rose attended the Lansing Community College ITP from 1997-1999. She has been called a rarity for the ASL skills that she acquired, only beginning late in her 4th decade of life. At her second attempt of the QA she achieved a III and has remained at the level ever since. She currently freelances in the Muskegon and Grand Rapids area, as well as interpreting in the college setting. If all that is not enough, she has in the past served as the secretary to her local chapter WMIRID.

During the skill building workshop Rose plans on discussing receptive skills. She has a few wonderful stories to sign/tell and maybe a little quiz afterward (hint, hint). She also has some visual games to play and challenge, as in: Was that your right or my right? Who's left is it? Did you mean you left the room using which door? Did you travel to California first and then to Missouri or was it Maine and Kentucky? General receptive/perspective issues that constantly challenges interpreters when they are trying to voice for a client.

It is free event for all!


Tri-City Association of the Deaf Club
3520 Schust Rd
Saginaw, MI 48620

For more information:
Joan M. Gage, MIRID-VI Secretary
Phone: 989-873-6373
Event Coordinator, linknorth1@msn.com
3/15/08
"Spatial Organization: Organizing the Signing Field to Enhance Message Equivalence/Effectiveness"
Educational Interpreting Performance Assessment (EIPA) Workshop Series

11:00am - 3:00pm
Lenawee Intermediate School District
Wm. J. Ross Education Service Center
4107 N. Adrian Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221

Reigster online:
http://www.solutionwhere.com/lisd

For more information:
Please click here to view EIPA Workshop Flyer

Kathy Campbell
517-265-1619
kathy.campbell@lisd.us
3/15/08

   
DAD's Individual Bowling Classic

Vision Lanes
38250 Ford Rd, Westland, MI 48185

Social Night afterwards at:
VFW Hall
28945 Joy Rd, Westland, MI 48185

For more information:
Click here to view DAD Bowling Classic flyer
Click here to view the rear side of flyer

Craig Schlorff
VP: 734-242-9182 or Fax: 734-241-4018
yellowrose29_98@yahoo.com
http://www.detroitdeafclub.org/
3/15/08 New BDA Chapter — Flint Black Deaf Advocates

Would like to welcome all Metro Flint area Deaf/Hard of Hearing people to the first meeting

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Flint Library
Room 205
1026 E. Kearsley St
Flint, MI
(810) 249-2039 or (810) 249-2633 Fax

Light refreshments will be served.

title="Flint BDA Meeting flyer">Click here to view Flint BDA Meeting flyer
3/15/08
Signing Friends of Jackson Social!

Share a light meal, socialize, play games, have fun, win prizes!!
2-4 dollar donation per person suggested at the door to cover meal costs

6:30-10:30 pm - once a month
First Church of the Nazarane
Commons Cafe
3905 Clinton Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201

Open to all Deaf, HH, HI, D/B, CI, CODA's, ITP students, interpreters, and their families and friends. Ages 15 and Up.

Mature HS students welcome as long as accompanied by parent/legal guardian. No Young Children Please, No CHILD CARE AVAILABLE!

SFJ offers a safe place for friends to gather once a month to play games, socialize, eat, and win prizes.

While this is hosted in a church building, IT IS NOT A CHURCH OR WORSHIP SERVICE.

For more information:
signingfriendsofjackson@yahoo.com
3/15/08 "Sweet Honey In The Rock" – ASL Interpreted Performance

7:30pm
Cass Technical High School Auditorium
2501 Second Avenue
Detroit, MI

Tickets:
$30 (members of the Charles Wright African American Museum) or $35 (non-members)

For tickets and additional information:
(313) 494-5800
http://www.mahh-detroit.org
3/18/08

First Skills-based Video WebShop - presented in ASL!
The Marriage of Verbs in ASL - Part II

Presented by: Karen Boyd, MA, Bilingual Educator

For more information:
http://www.leadershipinstitute.biz
3/18/08
DHHC Fundraising Meeting
Please come and brainstorm with us!!! It will be greatly appreciated!! Spread the word!

4:00 pm
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Connection
500 W. Western Avenue, Suite 100
Muskegon, MI 49440

For more information:
Click here for DHHC Fundraising Meeting flyer

Sarah Polanyi spolanyi@dhhc.org
231-722-3443 (VP/FAX)
Scott Peyton speyton@dhhc.org
231-722-3442 (voice)
http://www.dhhc.org
3/21/08


  
Deaf Coffee Chat
Third Friday of every month.

7:00pm
Gone Wired Cafe
2021 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI
517-853-0550 (v)
http://www.gonewiredlansing.com

For more information:
Dave Coyne
dcoyne.madhh@sbcglobal.net
3/22/08

First Skills-based Video WebShop - presented in ASL!
Who's in the LEAD?

Presented by: Amie Seiberlich, MA

For more information:
http://www.leadershipinstitute.biz
3/26/08 Program: Life Line Screening
1pm - 4pm (Interpreter available)
Resurrection Lutheran Church
20531 Kelly Rd, Detroit

For more information:
Debbie Wright
willows@tmail.com
3/29/08

MIRID Logo
SWMIRID Workshop for Interpreters: Sign Communication Proficiency Interview

10:00AM to 2:30pm
Speaker: Lisa Sylvester
Synopsis: This workshop will focus on the benefits that SCPI can offer. Participants will learn how the SCPI works and practice skills that generate good sign communication.

Kalamazoo Public Library – Eastwood Branch

For more information:
Click here to view SWMIRID Workshop flyer

269-624-5639
swmirid@yahoo.com

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April 2008
Events
4/2/08
   
     
“Moonlight & Magnolias” – Interpreted Performance
8 pm
Meadowbrook Theatre
Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI

For more information:
(248) 377–3300 V
(248) 370–3344 Fax
tickets@mbtheatre.com

   http://terptheatre.com/list
4/5/08


Sign Language Group Socialization and Fun
6:00 to ??
Tripper’s Sports Bar & Restaurant
350 Frandor Ave Lansing, MI
517-336-0717

Got cabin fever? Tired of Michigan winter? Want to get social? Then lucky you! Sign Lansing is revisiting the popular Trippers Sports Bar and Grille in the Frandor Shopping Center in Lansing. It was a huge success so we are going to do it again!!

For more information:
Dave Coyne
Program Coordinator/ASL Interpreter
dcoyne.madhh@sbcglobal.net
http://www.madhh.org
4/4/08

  
Town Hall Meeting
Hosted by MI Deaf Assoc. Region 3

Are you interested in building a better relationship between the interpreters/agencies and the Deaf Community?
Do you know many Deaf who would like to attend a town hall meeting to see what is expected and how to ask for services?

This is your opportunity to voice your concerns and offer your suggestions for improving the current arrangements and clear up any misunderstandings.

Your presence is valuable and important as we move forward together...

Please read and share the information in the attached flyer.


7:00pm
Tri-City Association of the Deaf Club
3520 Schust Rd
Saginaw, MI 48620

For more information:
Click here to view Town Hall meeting flyer

Roberta Newvine, MDA R3 Rep.
rnewvine@tmail.com
Tammy Scholl, MDA R3 Rep.
director@voiceinc-mi.org
4/5/08
Interpreter Workshop: Resolving Conflict for Interpreters
Presented by SorensonVRS

Have you ever had a confrontational experience in school or with a fellow interpreter?
Presented by: Sandria Rouse, certified interpreter and credentialed mediator

9am to 3pm
Lansing Community College
Room HHS 005, 006 and 007
515 North Washington Square
Lansing, MI

For more information:
Click here to view Interpreter Workshop flyer

Barbara Hinson bhinson@sorenson.com
4/5/08


Michigan Deaf Social Night Club

 
Deaf Social Night
Hosted by Michigan Deaf Athletic Club (M.D.A.C.) - Karl and Jeff, Committee

8pm to 2am
Shark Club (Billiards, Restaurant and Nightlife)
6650 Highland Rd, Waterford, MI 48327
(West of Airport Road)

Donation:
$3 - age 21 years old and up only

For more information:
Erik O.
deafmichsocialnight@yahoo.com
4/5/08

    
MDA Board of Directors Meeting

9 am – 4 pm
CAC Conference Room
1505 West Court St.
Flint, MI

For more information:
MDA President, Diana McKittrick
MDA Secretary, Susie Parnes
http://www.mideaf.org
4/5/08
     
“Drat The Cat” – Shadow-Interpreted Performance
8 pm
Dept of Music, Theatre & Dance
Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI

For more information:
(248) 377–3013 V
(248) 370–3344 Fax
mtd@oakland.edu
http://terptheatre.com/list
4/6/08
Church Brunch and Cards Playing

9:00 am: Deaf Worship
10:30 am: Brunch $5/person
11:30 am: Dingo and Cards playing $6/person
Proceedings go to Church Altar Fund

Christ the King Lutheran Church
3499 E. Carpenter Rd (at Jennings Rd)
Flint, MI
(Exit #122 Pierson from I-75 go East, then turn left at Jennings and church is on southeast corner of Jennings Rd and Carpenter Rd.)

For more information:
Sheila Wollard
810-234-0056 TTY/VP
810-234-0446 Fax
shegood55@comcast.net
shegood55@tmail.com
4/9/08

Deaf C.A.N.! Workshop: The Political Process
Presenter: Carmen Johnson

7:00 - 8:30 pm
Conference Room
Farmington Community Library
32732 West Twelve Mile Rd
(between Orchard Lake & Farmington Roads)
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

For more information:
(248) 332–3323 TTY
(248) 332–7334 Fax
deafcan@deafcan.org
http://deafcan.org
4/9 & 10/08
   
   
“Beware the Brindlebeast and Other Stories” – Interpreted Performance
Presented by National Theatre of the Deaf

10:00 amd and 2:30 pm
Lars Hockstad Auditorium
Traverse City, MI

Open to public

For more information:
Karen Smith, Volunteer Co-Director
Young People's Theater Series
Cell 231-590-5615
Ksmith5770@aol.com
4/10/08

Volunteer Kick-Off Celebration

Vermont Christian Church
1201 Lippincott Rd.
Flint, MI 48503

Together We Stand is a Flint-based non-profit organization with a vision for a better community for everyone. Since 2005, it has provided services such as food and clothing distributions, free health and deantal screenings, open-air ministries and music, and community clean-ups. All meetings and gatherings are ASL-interpreted and all deaf and hard of hearing individuals are welcome!

For more information:
Click here to view flyer information

Marcia Blount
810-333-0244 (V)
twsflint@earthlink.net
4/10/08
“Carousel” – ASL Interpreted Performance
by Rodgers & Hammerstein
Interpreted by: Henry Lowe & Helen Jones

7:30pm
Power Center
121 N. Fletcher Ann Arbor, MI
For more information:
(734) 764-0583
http://www.music.umich.edu
4/10/08


   
“Urinetown” – Shadow Interpreted Performance
8:00pm
Stagecrafters Baldwin Theatre
415 South Lafayette Royal Oak, MI

For more information:
(248) 541–6796 V/TTY
http://www.terptheatre.com/list.html
http://www.stagecrafters.org
4/10, 11 & 12/08

    MSD Tartar Mascot
Barnes and Noble Bookfair to support MSD
Please come, browse, buy and support MSD!

7pm
Barnes and Noble Bookstore at Genesee Valley Mall
Flint, MI

For more information:
Click here to view B&N Bookfair flyer
Click here for MSD Bookfair Voucher form

Becky Calaman
calamanr@michigan.gov
http://www.deaftartars.com
4/11/08


 IIG logo
Interpreter Improvement Guild Meeting
(held every second Friday)

Mark Loehr will be back with a GM vehicle equipped with the most latest On Star equipment! There will be demos showing the new features, as well as some valuable information on new incentives and programs for GM vehicles. Following each demonstration, there will be a question and answer session.

5 – 8 pm
ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

For more information:
(877) 571–0441
http://www.aslrc.com
4/11/08


Deaf Options' Dingo
Held 2nd Friday every month

7pm - 9pm
Deaf Community Drop In Center
Deaf Options
19145 Beech Daly
Redford, MI 48240-1418

Admission: $5/person
** Cash Prizes ** Refreshments will be sold **
Fund Benefit the Building Fund

Childcare is available:
$3 per child under 2 years old
$2 per child over 2 years old

For more information:
Click here to view Dingo flyer

313-586-8873 or 961-8120 (v)
888-843-7949 (TTY)
313-279-0550 Fax
76.241.167.26 IP address
deafoptions@msn.com
http://www.deafoptions.org
4/11/08
Free Workshop: Important Information for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind and Interpreters

* Learn about Michigan's New State Interpreter Law
* Learn How to Advocate for Yourself


Presented by:
Ms. Carla Mathers, Esquire, CSC, SC:L
Janet Jurus, CI/CT, Legislative Lead, Michigan DODHH

Refreshments to be provided!

7pm - 9pm
Madonna University
Room #1301
36600 Schoolcraft Rd
Livonia, MI

For more information:
Click here to view important workshop flyer
4/11/08
“Singin' In The Rain” – Shadow-Interpreted Performance
7:30 pm
Trenton Village Theatre
Trenton, MI

For more information:
Ticket info call (734) 362-8153 V
http://www.dypac.com/tickets
http://terptheatre.com/list
4/12/08
ASL Workshop: Non-Manual Signs in ASL
Presented by: Marika Blumerick

9 am - 12 noon
Macomb Community College - South Campus
Warren, MI

For more information:
Call MCC at 586-498-4000
4/12/08 NAOBI - Chapter #8 Meeting
Held on 2nd Sat monthly

Veterans Admin (VA) Center (Basement Auditorium)
4646 John R
Detroit, MI 48217
(Free parking in the Blue Lot - on Canfield St.)

For more information:
Joyce Washington, President
jlw1026asl@sbcglobal.net
Annette Guess, Secretary
anbessant1@sbcglobal.net
4/12/08

Deaf Café
(Held on second Saturday of every month)
FREE exciting monthly program with fun games, upbeat music, exciting dramas all in ASL. We welcome deaf, hearing and ITP student to come (No sign -to- voice interpretation is provided.)

6pm - 8pm
Carman Ainsworth Senior Center
2071 S. Graham Rd.
Flint, MI 48532

For more information:
Brenda Bienleins
810.233.5116 Fax
deafcafeflint@comcast.net
http://www.deafcafeflint.org
4/12/08

Dart & Euchre Tournaments
Hosted by Michigan Snowmobilers of the Deaf

Darts: $5 to play; 3pm - sign up; 4pm - play
Euchre: $10 to play; 7pm - sign up; 8pm - play

Tri-City Association of the Deaf Club
3520 Schust Rd
Saginaw, MI 48620

For more information:
Click here to view Darts & Euchre flyer

Burt St. Amour, Chairman
burtsaintamour@msn.com
4/12/08
Signing Friends of Jackson Social!

Share a light meal, socialize, play games, have fun, win prizes!!
2-4 dollar donation per person suggested at the door to cover meal costs

6:30-10:30 pm - once a month
First Church of the Nazarane
Commons Cafe
3905 Clinton Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201

Open to all Deaf, HH, HI, D/B, CI, CODA's, ITP students, interpreters, and their families and friends. Ages 15 and Up.

Mature HS students welcome as long as accompanied by parent/legal guardian. No Young Children Please, No CHILD CARE AVAILABLE!

SFJ offers a safe place for friends to gather once a month to play games, socialize, eat, and win prizes.

While this is hosted in a church building, IT IS NOT A CHURCH OR WORSHIP SERVICE.

For more information:
signingfriendsofjackson@yahoo.com
4/13 - 18/08
   
Orientation & Mobility Techniques for Deaf-Blind Travelers
“SAME BUT DIFFERENT”


For more information:
Please click here to read the announcement.

Gene Bourquin oandmhk@msn.com
Monica Godfrey monicagodfrey@hotmail.com
4/17 – 20/08


   
Deaf Quilters Retreat
Lions Bear Lakes Lapeer, MI
Cost: $110* (Thurs to Sun) or $80* (Fri to Sun)
(First come, first serve – space is limited
Deadline: 4/4/08

Book Scrappers are WELCOME!

For more information:
Peggy Gelaude, Director
pegelaude@yahoo.com
pegelaude@nextel.blackberry.net
4/17 - 20/08

IRID Interpreter Workshop - Foundations I and II!
Presented by: Betty Colonomos

Participants will...
- learn how to improve conveyance of equivalent messages by working through graduated texts and activities. This includes aspects not often considered while interpreting that can greatly enhance message equivalence.

- work on processing skills in small-group formats (pairs and triads) and develop tools for understanding and improving their own internal processes in a low stress, highly interactive environment.

- learn non-evaluative and specific language skills to facilitate discussion of the interpreting task with each other.

- be exposed to strategies for continuing their own improvement.

- focus on aspects of the Colonomos process model.

These workshops are suitable for certified interpreters, working interpreters, and interpreting students with adequate receptive skills.

Foundations I focuses on sign to voice.
Foundations II focuses on voice to sign.

Comfortable clothing is encouraged.
Foundations I: April 17-18, 2008
Foundations II: April 19-20, 2008
Location: TBA

Schedule:
Foundations I will be held
Thu. April 17 6-9pm, Fri. April 18 9am-12pm, 1pm, 5pm (10 hours = 1.0 CEU)
Foundations II will be held
Sat. April 19 9am-12pm, 1pm-5pm, Sun. 9am-12pm (10 hours = 1.0 CEU)

Cost:
Foundations I or II is $125 (1.0 CEU. Note: Foundations II may only be taken if Foundations I was taken in the last 2 years. The IRID conference program book ad is incorrect when it stated Foundations I is not a prerequisite.)
Foundations I and II is $200 (2.0 CEUs.)

There is a seating limit of 36, so please register early!

Make checks payable to IRID and send to
Brooke Macnamara
909 Lyman Ave #2
Oak Park, IL


For more information:
Brooke Macnamara
brookemacnamara@yahoo.com
http://www.ilrid.org
4/18/08
   
3rd annual Sign-A-Thon: “Shatter the Silence”

signed stories and jokes, poetry and games and sharing of deaf culture

10am-4pm
Park Church at 10 East Park Place in downtown Grand Rapids

For more information:
Maggie Smedley, Executive Director
616-732-7358
msmedley@deafhhs.org
http://www.deafhhs.org
4/18/08


   


ASL Film: “Wrong Game”
Produced by ASL Films featuring popular deaf Actors including Bernard Bragg and MSD Alumni Camille (Jeter) Lorello
Coordinated by CAC


Showtimes: 6pm
Cost: $10/person
Half of the proceeds benefit Michigan School for the Deaf

Lansing Community College
Arts & Science 170
425 North Washington Square
Lansing, MI

Click here to view video comments about the ASL Film at MSD last fall

For more information:
Click here to view the ASL Film flyer

Todd Morrison
tmorrison@cacdhh.org
Leslie Pertz
lpertz@mac.com
4/18/08

HAVEN's Take Back the Night - Interpreted

7:00 pm
Aj O'Neal's Cafe in Ferndale

take back the Night highlights Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. HAVEN is working to increase the public's understanding about sexual violence in our society. It is hoped that these efforts, we will be able to end sexual assault.

For more information:
Megan Widman
(248) 344–1284 ext. 360
mwidman@haven-oakland.org
4/18/08

  
D/HH Youth Extreme Bowling
Music and Lights on Friday Night
sponsored by Deaf C.A.N.!

10pm to 1am
Thunderbird Lanes
400 W. Maple Rd.
Troy, MI 48084

For more information:
Sherri Ann Garnard, Director
java72gecko@yahoo.com
deafcan@prodigy.net
(248) 332–3323 TTY
(248) 332–7334 Fax
http://deafcan.org
4/18-19/08

Interpreter Workshop: The Way We Do The Things We Do and Why: Analytical Feedback in Practice
Sponsored by OCRID LC2

Featuring Ari-Asha Castalia
This workshop explores the differences between traditional evaluative feedback and self-guided analytical feedback for interpreters, based in part on the work of the educational philosopher Vygosky. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of already working practitioners. The focus is on how to talk to each other and ourselves about the work.

Fri: 6-9pm
Sat: 8:30am-4pm
Kent State University
Bowman Building, Room 133
Kent, Ohio 44242

For more information:
Click here to view OCRID Workshop Flyer
Click here to view Biography of Ari Asha
Click here to view Lodging information

Linda Howard
330.784.5722
lhoward@kent.edu
4/18-20/08
   
Church Interpreter Training Institute - Michigan

Hosted by Ephaphatha Lutheran Mission Society and with special thanks to The Mill Neck Foundation and the Lutheran Women's League.

ASL Students: Are you familiar with the signs used in a church service? CITI is a program that has been taught at the Concordia Seminary in Ft. Wayne for over 25 years. This program is coming to Michigan in order to better accommodate Michigan church interpreters.

CITI Michigan will take place at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Flint Michigan.

Weekend cost: $275 (includes tuition, hotel and lunch meals (breakfast at hotel)). Partial scholarships available for members of Lutheran congregations.

For more information:
Click here to view CITI Michigan FLYER
Click here to view CITI Michigan BROCHURE

Sue Herald
sueherald@elms4deaf.org
http://www.elms4deaf.org
4/19/08 Trainings provided by Michigan Family-to-Family Health Information and Education Center (F2FHIEC)

Topic include:
"Health Resource Support Parent Training".

9am to 4pm
Holiday Inn West
7501 W. Saginaw Hwy
Lansing, MI 48917
For more information:
Click here to view Training flyer
Click here to view more Trainings in other locations
Click here for a brochure listing other F2FHIEC trainings

800-359-3722
4/19/08 New BDA Chapter — Flint Black Deaf Advocates

Would like to welcome all Metro Flint area Deaf/Hard of Hearing people to the first meeting

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Flint Library
Room B-1/323
1026 E. Kearsley St
Flint, MI
(810) 249-2039 or (810) 249-2633 Fax

Light refreshments will be served.

title="Flint BDA Meeting flyer">Click here to view Flint BDA Meeting flyer
4/19/08
   Madonna University
3rd Annual Spring ASL Talent Showcase: “Show Us Your Hands”
Presented by Madonna University Sign Language Club

7pm
Madonna University Campus
Kresge Hall
36600 Schoolcraft Rd
Livonia, MI

Tickets:
Advance ticket $5; At door ticket $7
Order Ticket: slsticket@gmail.com
All Proceeds go to suppor Leader Dog Organization

For more information:
Click here to view Talent Showcase Flyer

MadonnaSLS@yahoo.com
4/19/08 Dingo 13 Cards

Doors open at 7pm and games start at 8pm
$8 admission

Tri City Association of the Deaf Club
3520 Schust Road
Saginaw, MI 48602

For more information:
TCAD Club TTY 989-792-8491
Mark Farrington KeMaStFa2005@aol.com
810-938-5868 Sorenson VP
4/20/08 Invasion Scams Prevention Presentation

Warren Police will give a talk about how to prevent "fake" people from entering your homes.

1:30 pm
St. Johns Deaf center
14057 E. Nine Mile Rd
Warren, MI 48089

For more information:
(586) 774-8486 TTY/VP
SJDCOLL07@aol.com
4/20/08
Deaf Magican Performing
2pm
EMU Student Center
600 Oakwood
Ypsilanti, MI

Advance tickets only:
$6.00 for children/students and $11.00 for adults
Fundraising event to raise funds for Student Ambassadors, Katie Asher and Hannah Potter, to attend People Student Ambassador's program in Australia

Bob Jones aka "The Great Bobini" is a Deaf magician who has been performing magic for more than 30 years. Bobini talks with his hands while doing magic. Bobini is assisted by his beautiful wife; "The Countess Von Yoneska", aka Helen Jones. The Countess voices Bobini's act while he talks in sign language. Bobini will amaze you with many of his feats of magic such as his Billiard ball and Card manipulation acts; Levitating a woman on air, Sawing a woman into 3 pieces, and many more astonishing feats of magic. www.thegreatbobini.com

For more information:
Nan Asher nan@madhh.org
4/21/08 Michigan Coalition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People Meeting
All invited to improve and support services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in Michigan.

9:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Hosted by Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Fair Housing Center of West Michigan
20 Hall Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
For April 2008 tentative meeting agenda click here.

For Membership Renewal Info Sheet click here.

For more information about the Coalition click here.
4/22/08 Keith Wann Coming to CMU

8:00 PM
Central Michigan University
Pearce Building Room 128
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Map to CMU

Admission: Free!

For More Information:
Click here to view Keith Wann flyer

Angela Dupuis, ASL Society
asl_society@yahoo.com
4/24/08


OCC Silent Supper
7:00pm
Food...Fun...ASL Performances!

For more information:
Tony LaPerna, Jr.
TonyLaPerna@gmail.com
4/25 & 26/06

  
“Treasure Island” - ASL Performance
Presented by Bloomfield Hills Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program

7:00 pm
Lahser High Auditorium
3465 Lahser Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI

Advance tickets are $5 per person; $7 at the door
Tickets available at Eastover Elementary
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program

For more information:
Click here to view ASL Performance flyer

(248) 341–7175 V/TTY

Denise Moyer dmoyer@bloomfield.org
Olivia Jerabek ojerabek@bloomfield.org
4/25, 26 & 27/08

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MIRIDVI Spring Workshop

“Get in the Game”
The field is changing and everyone has to play


Check the flyers for all the details below

IRESA Technical Center
27 Rempert Road
Tawas City, MI 48763

Cost Hearing: $60 early, before 4/10; $65 after 4/10 and at door
Cost Deaf/HOH: $10

For more information:
Click here to view MIRIDVI Workshop flyer

Joan M. Gage, MIRID-VI Secretary
989-873-6373
Event Coordinator, linknorth1@msn.com
4/26/08


   


ASL Film: “Wrong Game”
Produced by ASL Films featuring popular deaf Actors including Bernard Bragg and MSD Alumni Camille (Jeter) Lorello
Coordinated by CAC


Showtimes: 10:45 am
Cost: $10/person

Half of the proceeds benefit Michigan Registry of Interpreters f/t Deaf

Family Theatre
132 Newton St.
East Tawas, MI 48730

Click here to view video comments about the ASL Film at MSD last fall

For more information:
Click here to view the ASL Film flyer

Todd Morrison
tmorrison@cacdhh.org
Joan Gage
LinkNorth1@msn.com
4/26/08

Initial Meeting about New Lions Club

Did you know there used to be a Deaf Lions Club in Wayne and Monroe Counties? The club existed for 11 years!

Lions District 11-A-1 is forming a new Lions club for families of Deaf and hard of hearing people, Deaf and hard of hearing people, and hearing people also.


9am - 1pm
Deaf Community Drop In Center
Deaf Options
19145 Beech Daly
Redford, MI 48240-1418

RSVP by 4/24:
Call 313-279-1494 or email to deborah@justameen.com
Please let them know if an interpreter is needed!

** Lite refreshments will be served **

For more information:
Click here to view New Lions Club Meeting flyer

313-586-8873 or 961-8120 (v)
888-843-7949 (TTY)
313-279-0550 Fax
76.241.167.26 IP address
deafoptions@msn.com
http://www.deafoptions.org
4/26/08
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MDMPA Fundraiser: "Screw drivers and Scrapbooks"

Open Scrapbooking- Bring Your Pictures!
Scrap booking materials provided and for sale
Cost: $20 (Lunch and door prizes provided)
Raffles!! Drink specials!!


11:00am to 5:00 pm
Deaf Social after 5:00pm

Margie’s Max Dugans
844 E. 10 Mile
Hazel Park, Michigan 48030
(248) 546-4800

For more information:
Tanya Wyatt Dennis, Fundraising Director
Mdmpaevents@yahoo.com
http://www.mideaf.org/MissDeafMichigan/index.htm
4/26/08 Spring Break Fever Party: Poker & Dingo Festival Cards Playing

Doors open at 5pm; Poker at 7pm and Dingo at 8pm
$8 admission

Tri City Association of the Deaf Club
3520 Schust Road
Saginaw, MI 48602

For more information:
TCAD Club TTY 989-792-8491
Mark Farrington KeMaStFa2005@aol.com
810-938-5868 VP

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May 2008
Events
4/30 - 5/4/08 “Treasure Island” – Shadow Interpreted Performance

Wild Swan Theater
Washtenaw Community College Ypsilanti, MI

Ticket info call (734) 995-0530 V/TTY
http://www.wildswantheater.org
http://terptheatre.com
5/2/08

  

Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisory Board Meeting

9:30am - 3:30pm
Interactive Learning Center
Suite 380
2436 Woodlake Circle
Okemos, MI

* ASL interpreters and CART accommodations provided.
**Lunch provided for staff, advisory board members and invited guests only.


For more information:
Click here to view Advisory Board Meeting Agenda
Click here to view directions to Interactive Learning Ctr

Janet Jurus, CI/CT
State of Michigan Interpreter
jurusj@michigan.gov
http://www.mcdc-dodhh.org
5/2 & 3/08 STOMP – ASL Interpreted Performance

Fri at 8pm; Sat at 3pm
The Whiting
1241 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503

Tickets: $37 / $12 Students
Explosive, provocative, sophisticated, utterly unique and appealing to audiences of all ages, this international percussion sensation returns with an armful of awards and rave reviews. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and hubcaps to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Come see what all the noise is about!
“IRRESISTIBLE! A Sure-Fire Crowd Pleaser.” – The New York Times


For tickets and additional information:
(810) 237-7333
www.thewhiting.com.
5/4/08 Jeff Corwin: Tales from the Field – ASL Interpreted Performance

3pm
The Whiting
1241 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503

Tickets: $24 / $12 Students
Audience members will love "Funny Man" Jeff Corwin and his special animal friends as he presents his high energy, interactive show, Tales from the Field. Emmy winner Jeff Corwin, best known as host of Animal Planet's The Jeff Corwin Experience, shares riveting tales from the animal world that will delight family members of all ages.
For tickets and additional information:
(810) 237-7333
www.thewhiting.com.
5/4/08


“Willy Wonka” - ASL Interpreted Performance

2:00pm
Schreiber Auditorium
Pioneer High School
Ann Arbor, MI

Tickets: Adults $12, Students/Seniors/Teachers $8

For more information:
David Barbour
davidbarbour@yahoo.com
5/7/08

Every Wednesday
Aikido Classes:
Martial Arts Class for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children

Sponsored by Kiwanis Club No.1 Foundation of Detroit

Every Wednesday starting 5/7/08
6pm - 7pm

Deaf Community Drop In Center
Deaf Options
19145 Beech Daly
Redford, MI 48240-1418

Pre-registration required
$10.00 per month
Age 8 - 17


3rd Degree Black Belt Teacher: Larry Castleberry

For more information:
Click here to view Aikido Classes flyer

313-586-8873 or 961-8120 (v)
888-843-7949 (TTY)
313-279-0550 Fax
76.241.167.26 IP address
deafoptions@msn.com
http://www.deafoptions.org
5/7/08
   

     
“Man of LaMancha” – Interpreted Performance
8 pm
Meadowbrook Theatre
Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI

For more information:
(248) 377–3300 V
(248) 370–3344 Fax
tickets@mbtheatre.com

   http://terptheatre.com/list
5/8 & 8/08

    MSD Tartar Mascot
Singing Hands 2007
Theme: "This is Us"

Noon & 7 pm
Michigan School for the Deaf
Flint, MI
Admission: $5.00

For more information:
(810) 257–1400
http://www.deaftartars.com
5/9/08 Funerals & Burials Seminar
Presented by: Rev. Scott Benjamin and Karen Hack of the Mt. Elliot Cemetery Assoc.

6pm - 9pm
ASL interpreters; food & beverages will be provided

Resurrection Lutheran Church
20531 Kelly Rd, Detroit

For more information:
Debbie Wright
willows@tmail.com
5/9/08


Deaf Options' Dingo
Held 2nd Friday every month

7pm - 9pm
Deaf Community Drop In Center
Deaf Options
19145 Beech Daly
Redford, MI 48240-1418

Admission: $5/person
** Cash Prizes ** Refreshments will be sold **
Fund Benefit the Building Fund

Childcare is available:
$3 per child under 2 years old
$2 per child over 2 years old

For more information:
Click here to view Dingo flyer

313-586-8873 or 961-8120 (v)
888-843-7949 (TTY)
313-279-0550 Fax
76.241.167.26 IP address
deafoptions@msn.com
http://www.deafoptions.org
5/10/08
Interpreting in Mental Health Settings
Presented by:
June Walatkiewicz, LMSW, ACSW, LMFT and
Kathleen Mitchell, LMSW, ACSW

9 am - 12 noon
Macomb Community College - South Campus
Warren, MI

For more information:
Call MCC at 586-498-4000
5/10/08

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SCMIRID Workshop: Songs Every Interpreter Should Know

South Central MIRID Is Proud to welcome back Gordon Vernon, CI/CT

9am to 4pm (doors open at 8:30am)
Lansing Community College
Health and Human Services Building
HHS 005 and 006
Lansing, MI

Pre-registration: $35 Members, $40 Non-members
At door registration: $50 (add $5 for RID/CEU's)
.6 CEU/6 QA Professional Studies

For more information:
Click here to view SCMIRID Workshop flyer

SCMIRID@gmail.com
http://www.mirid.org/scmirid.html
5/10/08
   Madonna University
Forum and Information Session about Earning Bachelor Degree in Sign Language Studies from Madonna University in Gaylord!

10am - 12pm
The University Center at Gaylord
80 Livington Boulevard
Gaylord, MI

For more information:
Click here to view SLS Info Session Flyer

Dan McDougall
dmcdougall@madonna.edu
http://www.madonna.edu/pages/signlanguagestudies.cfm
5/10/08 NAOBI - Chapter #8 Meeting
Held on 2nd Sat monthly

Veterans Admin (VA) Center (Basement Auditorium)
4646 John R
Detroit, MI 48217
(Free parking in the Blue Lot - on Canfield St.)

For more information:
Joyce Washington, President
jlw1026asl@sbcglobal.net
Annette Guess, Secretary
anbessant1@sbcglobal.net
5/10/08

    
Town Hall Meeting
Hosted by Detroit Chapter of MI Deaf Assoc.

* Meet the MDA Board Members
* What's up with our Deaf and Hard of Hearing community
* Tell us your concerns!
* What we can do at the Day at the Capitol on Wed., May 21, 2008

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Deaf Options
Deaf Community Drop In Center
18145 Beech Daly
Redford, MI 48420

For more information:
Click here to view MDA Town Hall flyer

Joanne Galbo 586-775-0906
Freida Morrison aslmorrison@yahoo.com
5/10/08

Deaf Café
(Held on second Saturday of every month)
FREE exciting monthly program with fun games, upbeat music, exciting dramas all in ASL. We welcome deaf, hearing and ITP student to come (No sign -to- voice interpretation is provided.)

6pm - 8pm
Carman Ainsworth Senior Center
2071 S. Graham Rd.
Flint, MI 48532

For more information:
Brenda Bienleins
810.233.5116 Fax
deafcafeflint@comcast.net
http://www.deafcafeflint.org
5/10/08

Spring Fever Euchre Tournament - "Individual"
Hosted by TCAD Committee

Euchre: $10 to play; $5 fan admission
6pm - sign up; 7:30pm sharp - play

Refreshments will be sold

Tri-City Association of the Deaf Club
3520 Schust Rd
Saginaw, MI 48620

For more information:
Jenni Nagy
CrzyHorseLover05@aol.com
TCAD Club VP 989 792 8491
5/10/08

   
DAD's Second Annual Motor City Texas Hold'Em Tournament

9am
Romanowski VFW Post #6896
28945 Joy Rd
Westland, MI

For more information:
David Smith
VP: 734-211-1948
pokerchopper1@tmail.com
http://www.detroitdeafclub.org/
5/15/08

  
"Baby Mama" - MoPix
Movie is accessible for Deaf and Hard of Hearing patrons

Celebration Cinema in Lansing
200 East Edgewood Blvd 48911
Lansing, MI
517-393-SHOW

Showtimes: http://www.celebrationcinema.com/?pid=184&filmid=17163

For more information:
celebrationcinema.com
5/15-16/08

  

The Michigan QA Readiness Workshop: The QA Process and Hands on Practice
Presented by DODHH along with Cherry Capitol MIRID

Thurs: 5:30-8:30pm
Fri: 8:30-4pm

Michigan Works Service Center
1209 S. Garfield Rd Suite D
Traverse City, MI 49686

For more information:
Please click here for workshop flyer

Joy Thomassen, NAD IV, CI/CT
Michigan State Interpreter Coordinator
877-499-6232 or DODHH.NET VP
thomassenj@michigan.gov
http://www.mcdc-dodhh.org
5/16/08

  
"Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" - MoPix
Movie is accessible for Deaf and Hard of Hearing patrons

Celebration Cinema in Lansing
200 East Edgewood Blvd 48911
Lansing, MI
517-393-SHOW

Showtimes: http://www.celebrationcinema.com/?pid=184&filmid=17354&&calField=05/16/2008

For more information:
celebrationcinema.com
5/16/08


  
Deaf Coffee Chat
Third Friday of every month.

7:00pm
Gone Wired Cafe
2021 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI
517-853-0550 (v)
http://www.gonewiredlansing.com

For more information:
Dave Coyne
dcoyne.madhh@sbcglobal.net
5/17/08

Sign With Your Baby or Toddler Workshop
Conducted by Deaf Expressions

Homeschool Building
5625 Burlingame
Wyoming, MI

Cost of workshop is $25/person and children are welcome. Registration is required by May 10th. To register, please email Michele at DeafExpressions05@gmail.com or leave a voice mail at (616) 856-9885.

For more information:
Michele at DeafExpressions05@gmail.com
www.DeafExpressions.net
5/17/08 Eucational Workshop: "Deafhood: People of the Eye - Community of Vision"
Presenter: Ella Mae Lentz

George Veditz, a Deaf Sign Language activitst in early 1900's said "Deaf people are first and foremost people of the eye...," not people of deficit (hearing loss). The 21st century is bringing giant leaps in science and technology bringing the Deaf community better quality of life as well as potential for extinction. The Book of Proverbs says, "Where there is no vision, the people perish." What should the vision be for the people of the eye that will sustain our existence? This presentation emphasizes the need to move away from the deficit model of "deafness" and "hearing loss" towards the Deafhood model that celebrates our gifts and contributions to create our vision. A possible vision that originated in a letter by California Association of the Deaf will be broken down and elaborated. This vision includes an ideal view of "deaf," the use of American Sign Language for academic excellence, dealing with Deaf-related concerns, divisions and diversity, and consideration for future generations.

1pm - 4pm
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Auditorium
Kalamazoo, MI

Please RSVP by May 11th to Liz at the email address below as they need head count so they will be providing free food: mini croissant sandwiches, brownies coffee, tea, ice water and pop at the workshop.

For More Information:
Liz Bystrycki
widibits@aol.com
5/17/08

Michigan DAF presents: John Maucere
All proceeds to benefit "Deaf Arts Festival 2008"

7:00 pm
Eastern Michigan University Student Center
2nd Floor Auditorium
900 Oakwood St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Admission: $20 Advance; $25 at Door
VIP Pass: $50 Advance; $55 at Door (see separate flyer)

Make checks payable to: Deaf Arts Festival
Mail to: Deaf Arts Festival, PO BOX 836, Novi, MI 48376-0836

For more information:
Click for John Maucere Flyer
Click for John Maucere VIP Pass Flyer

Debbie Mitre-Smith - DAF Secretary
daf@deafartsfestival.org
http://www.deafartsfestival.org/
5/17 - 18/08

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MIRID Spring Conference

Presented by MIRID

Mott Community College RTC
Auditorium
Flint, MI

More details are forthcoming - check the website below

For more information:
http://www.mirid.org
5/18/08
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MDMPA Fundraiser: Dart and Euchre Tournaments

Check-in at: 2:00pm
Margie’s Max Dugans
844 E. 10 Mile
Hazel Park, Michigan 48030
(248) 546-4800 ask for Amanda Watkins

Miss Deaf Michigan, Jillian Gruetzner, is competing in the Miss Deaf America Pageant in New Orleans July 7-11, 2008 at the National Association of the Deaf Conference. For More information on NAD and/or the NAD conference go to: www.nad.org

Your contribution is greatly appreciated!
Can't make it, but want to make a donation to support Miss Deaf Michigan? Not a problem!

You can mail your donation to:

MDMPA
c/o Deaf C.A.N!
2111 Orchard Lake Road #101
Sylvan Lake, Michigan 43820
*Your contribution is Tax Deductible


For more information:
Tanya Wyatt Dennis, Fundraising Director
Mdmpaevents@yahoo.com
http://www.mideaf.org/MissDeafMichigan/index.htm
5/21/08

   
Day at the State Capitol
This is an annual event to create awareness of the communication needs of Michigan citizens with hearing loss.

Note: Registration deadline is 5/3/08. Requests for accommodations cannot be accepted after that date. Anyone who misses the deadline can still come on own but cannot get meals or accommodations

For more information:
http://www.hearingloss-mi.org
ngibben1@hfhs.org
5/22/08

MDDSC's Annual Card Tourney

9am - 5pm
Redford Community Center
Capital St. near Beech Daly
Redford Township, MI

Cards: "500" and "31"

$10/senior
For more information:
See Henry Strandell
5/22/08


   
Deaf CAN! Benefit Performance: “Beauty And The Beast” – Shadow Interpreted Performance
Lite Supper at 6:30pm; Performance begins at 7:30pm
Stagecrafters Baldwin Theatre
415 South Lafayette Royal Oak, MI
For more information:
(248) 541–6796 V/TTY
http://www.deafcan.org
http://www.stagecrafters.org
5/29/08


Annie Play - Interpreted
7:00pm
East Hills Middle School
Bloomfield Hills, MI

For more information:
Olivia Jerabek ojerabek@bloomfield.org
5/31/08

17th Annual Komen Detroit - Race for the Cure
8:00am
Comerica Park
Detroit, MI

Michelle Graham is currently serving on the Diversity Committee for the Race for the Cure and will be establishing a Walk Team for the event. Michelle is seeking more volunteers so PLEASE contact Michelle if you are interested in helping her on the committee, especially if you are a breast cancer survivor.

For more information:
Michelle Graham
mmgraham4@comcast.net
5/31/08

American Cancer Society: Relay For Life of Shelby Township
10:00am
River Bends Park
Shelby Twp, MI

Sign Language Interpreters will be present.

For more information:
Janelle Nagy
248-200-8032
janelle.nagy@cancer.org
Marika Blumerick
marikasr@aol.com
5/31/08 Interpreter Workshop

"All You Want to Know About Deafness…" -presented by Chris Hunter
"Train-gone, Fish-swallow and Good-Night!" -presented by Kim Parks

9:30am - 3:30pm

RID CEU's are offered for an additional fee of $5/participant

Cornerstone Pentecostal Church
1809 Romence Rd, Portage, MI 49024

For more information:
Click here to view Interpreter Workshop flyer
5/31/08

Deaf Arts Festival's
Fourth Annual 5K Walk / 10K Run

All proceeds to benefit "Deaf Arts Festival 2008"

Come out of hibernation because Spring is here! Join us for our 5k Walk/10k Run to shed the Winter weight to get ready for swimsuit season!

Start at 10:00 am
Warrendale Recreation Area/Hines Park
Dearborn, MI

For more information:
Click for DAF Walk/Run Flyer and Registration Form
Click for DAF Walk/Run Pledge Form

daf@deafartsfestival.org
http://www.deafartsfestival.org/
5/31/08


Bowling for Deaf Kids
Deaf Options' Fundraiser for Camp S.E.L.F.
(Self-esteem, Literacy & Fun)


2:30pm: Arrive
3:00pm: 1st game starts
6:00pm: Bowling Bash will be over

Mayflower Lanes
2660 Plymouth Rd
(Between Beech Daly and Inkster Roads)
Redford, MI 48239

Cost: $20/bowler
(Games, shoe rental, unlimited soda and 2 pizza slices)
** 50/50 Raffle * Mystery Game **

For more information:
Click here to view Bowling Fundraiser flyer

313-586-8873 or 961-8120 (v)
888-843-7949 (TTY)
313-279-0550 Fax
76.241.167.26 IP address
deafoptions@msn.com
http://www.deafoptions.org

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June 2008
Events
6/1/08

ASL Resource Centers logo
"Perspectives" Workshop

Presented by: Mary Luczki
Mary Luczki previously presented this workshop in Minneapolis and it was very well received. This workshop will provide working interpreters and students instruction on how to correctly interpret perspectives. Students will learn strategies to improve the use of first person vs. third person, body language, facial expressions and spatial relationships.

10am - 4pm
Cost: $55/pre-registration - $65/at door

For more information:
Click here for workshop and registration information.

ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(877) 571–0441
(248) 293-9744 Fax
Videophone I.P. 64.148.148.230
register@aslrc.com
http://www.aslrc.com
6/6/08 SJDC Deafies at Detroit Tiger Game
Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians

7:05 pm

Tickets: $22 each

For more information:
Kate Slosar
(586) 774-8486 TTY/VP
SJDCOLL07@aol.com
6/7/08

Deaf Seniors Cards Playing
1:00pm - 9:00pm
Ticket: $10/Senior

Dexter Senior Center
7720 Ann Arbor St.
Dexter, MI 48130
(734) 426-7737 VP

6/7/08
Michigan Deaf Athletic Club Fundraiser

New organization called Michigan Deaf Athletic Club is in formation! It is operated by Karl Gruetzner and Jeffrey Courtney. Its main purpose is to provide funding and positive support for the up-and-coming athletes of Michigan School for the Deaf.

Their goal is to establish a new football program and girls' softball program at MSD. New weighlifting program and summer sports camps will be provided. Fundraisers and various events will be hosted and sponsored by MDAC with all the proceeds to be used for the purchase of items that are not covered by MSD;s athletic budget.

MDAC's ultimate aspiration is to prepare those Deaf student athletes for life by developing well-rounded individuals capable of making a difference in society.


8:30am - ? (Banquet will take place later in the day)
Grand Blanc Country Club
5270 Perry Road
Grand Blanc, MI 48439

For more information:
Click here to view the MDAC Golf Fundraiser flyer

Dan Nawrocki
MDAC2008Golf@gmail.com
6/10-19/08

  
"Kung Fu Panda" - MoPix
Movie is accessible for Deaf and Hard of Hearing patrons

Celebration Cinema in Lansing
200 East Edgewood Blvd 48911
Lansing, MI
517-393-SHOW

Showtimes: http://www.celebrationcinema.com/?pid=184&filmid=17564

For more information:
Bill Creswell, IT Technician
bcreswell@celebrationcinema.com
celebrationcinema.com
6/12 – 15/08

 
Hearing Loss Association of America Convention 2008
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Reno, Nevada

For more information:
http://www.hearingloss.org
6/13/08


 IIG logo
Interpreter Improvement Guild Meeting
(held every second Friday)

Deaf presenters will sharing their personal stories about technology ranging everywhere from the telephone, to the TTY, to the Videophone. Come on in and hear these fun and informational stories told first hand!

5 – 8 pm
ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

For more information:
(877) 571–0441
http://www.aslrc.com
6/13-14/08


Educational Interpreter Workshop
Hosted by Connections For Deaf Citizens, Inc

Intensitive Focus will be on:
* Theoretical Framework on Educational Interpreting
* Beneath the Surface of language acquisition
* The Odyssey of Education and Deafness

Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat: 8am - 12noon
Hilton Garden Downtown Detroit
351 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48226

Cost: $150/person

For more information:
Click here to view Interpreter Workshop flyer

connectionsfordeafcitizens@yahoo.com
6/13/08


Deaf Options' Dingo
Held 2nd Friday every month

7pm - 9pm
Deaf Community Drop In Center
Deaf Options
19145 Beech Daly
Redford, MI 48240-1418

Admission: $5/person
** Cash Prizes ** Refreshments will be sold **
Fund Benefit the Building Fund

Childcare is available:
$3 per child under 2 years old
$2 per child over 2 years old

For more information:
Click here to view Dingo flyer

313-586-8873 or 961-8120 (v)
888-843-7949 (TTY)
313-279-0550 Fax
76.241.167.26 IP address
deafoptions@msn.com
http://www.deafoptions.org
6/14/08


    MSD Tartar Mascot
MSDAA's 146th Anniversary Event
Hosted by Michigan School for the Deaf Alumni Association

MSD Thelma Heck Service Building
Flint, MI

Schedule:
Registration: 8:30-9:00 am
MSDAA Meeting: 9:00-11:00 am
What’s up with MSD?
David Sanderson, State Administrative Manager
11:00 AM - 12:00 noon
Lunch: 12:00-1:30 pm
MSDAA Election: 1:30-3:00 pm
Supertindent’s Cottage and Alumni Office Tours:
3:00-5:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm
“An Evening of Laughter with Nat”: Natalie Grupido

For more information:
Freida Morrison
aslmorrison@yahoo.com
http://www.msdaa.info
6/14/08
   
Silent Celebration

Fun, Food and Fellowship
Silent Auction


11am-2pm
Johnson Park in Grandville

For more information:
Maggie Smedley, Executive Director
616-732-7358
msmedley@deafhhs.org
http://www.deafhhs.org
6/14/08

   
Summer Dingo

Doors open: 1pm; Games start: 2pm
Romanowski VFW Post #6896
28945 Joy Rd
Westland, MI

Horse Race Game and Children Games!

For more information:
Ron Rood
smileyrose@yahoo.com
Lori Beaver
pinkijynx@msn.com http://www.detroitdeafclub.org/
6/14/08


Michigan Deaf Social Night Club

 
Deaf Social Night
Plus: Birthday Parties

7pm to 2am
Boogie Fever Cafe
22901 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, MI 48220

Admission:
$7 - age 21 years old and up only

For more information:
Erik O.
deafmichsocialnight@yahoo.com
6/16/08
   
Captioned Movie at Ann Arbor Summer Festival Top of the Park

Movie: "Lemony Snicket's : A Series of Unfortuante Events"

* It is being shown outside *

For more information:
Click here to view Summer Festival Schedule
http://Annarborsummerfestival.org
6/18/08

   
Quilting Day

10am to 10pm
Admission: $10
FAD Clubhouse
4156 Holiday Dr. Flint, MI

We will provide pizza and salad for dinner and you bring your own lunch and beverages.
Scrappers and others welcome ~ for same fee.

For more information:
Peg Frelich
mf290710@comcast.net
6/19 – 22/08
 
National Alliance of Black Interpreters Conference

Theme: "Embracing the History, Empowering the Future"

Sheraton Braintree Hotel
Boston, MA

For more information:
http://www.naobi.org/2008
6/20/08


   


ASL Film: “Wrong Game”
Produced by ASL Films featuring popular deaf Actors including Bernard Bragg and MSD Alumni Camille (Jeter) Lorello
Coordinated by CAC


Showtimes: 7pm
Cost: $10/person
Half of the proceeds benefit Deaf Arts Festival

Whitmore-Bolles Elementary School
21501 Whitmore Rd.
Dearborn, MI

Click here to view video comments about the ASL Film at MSD last fall

For more information:
Click here to view the ASL Film flyer

Judy Vardon jvdpohvi4@aol.com
Terri Fear meow3@tmo.blackberry.net
Todd Morrison tmorrison@cacdhh.org
Deaf Arts Festival dafmich@yahoo.com
6/20/08
Deaf Basketball Team Forming in Detroit

Anyone interested in joining a new "2 Quiet Deaf Basketball Team"

The team is for ages 18 years and older and you must be physically fit and in good health to play.

Practice is Fridays at 7:30 pm at Heilmann Recreation Center, 19061 Crusade St., Detroit.


For more information:
Please text Jamon Williams at 313-377-8563 or Dandre Wasson at 313-467-1233.

Click here to view the Deaf Basketball flyer

6/21/08


WMIRID Interpreter's Workshops
Hosted by Western MIRID

8:30pm: Registration and light breakfast
9:00am - 12:00pm - Morning workshop:
"Tune Up Your Processing Engine"

1:00pm - 4:00pm - Afternoon workshop:
"What Are You Worth?"

Howard Miller Library
14 South Church Street
Zeeland, MI 49464
(616) 772-0874

For more information:
Click here for WMIRID Workshop flyer

Rose Gelushia, Chairperson
pigsty@iserv.net http://www.mirid.org/wmirid.html
6/21/08

  ILRID logo

IRID Medical Interpreting: ELK (Extra Linguistic Knowledge)

9am - 4pm
UIC Medical Center
1740 W. Taylor
Chicago, IL 60612
Dining Rooms A & B

Make checks payable to "IRID" and mail to Tim Mahoney, IRID Secretary, 1635 W Pratt #2 South, Chicago, IL 60626. Include your name, address, phone, and email.

For more information:
Click here to view the ILRID Interpreter Workshop flyer

Tim Mahoney
AustinCop@aol.com
http://www.ilrid.org
6/22/08

   
DAD Picnic

9am - 8pm
Capitol Park/Redford Recreation Center
12121 Hemmingway
Redford Township, MI

$7/adults; $5/seniors

For more information:
http://www.detroitdeafclub.org/
6/21/08


   


ASL Film: “Wrong Game”
Produced by ASL Films featuring popular deaf Actors including Bernard Bragg and MSD Alumni Camille (Jeter) Lorello
Coordinated by CAC


Showtimes: 6pm
Cost: $10/person
Half of the proceeds benefit Deaf Arts Festival

Eastern Michigan University
www.emich.edu/studentcenter.com
Student Center - 2nd Floor Auditorium
900 Oakwood St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Click here to view video comments about the ASL Film at MSD last fall

For more information:
Click here to view the ASL Film flyer

Judy Vardon jvdpohvi4@aol.com
Terri Fear meow3@tmo.blackberry.net
Todd Morrison tmorrison@cacdhh.org
Deaf Arts Festival dafmich@yahoo.com
6/22/08
   
Captioned Movie at Ann Arbor Summer Festival Top of the Park

Movie: "Fearless" - Mandarin with English subtitles

* It is being shown outside *

For more information:
Click here to view Summer Festival Schedule
http://Annarborsummerfestival.org
6/22-25/08

   
DeafBlind Transition Camp 2008
Hosted by DB Central

Concerned about the future because you are:
going to college? or looking for a career?


Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

For more information:
Click here to view DeafBlind Camp flyer
Click here for more details.

Jill Gaus
(517) 764-6178 V/TTY/VP
jagaus@sbcglobal.net

Beth Kennedy, Director
(989) 774–2725 V/TTY
(888) 758–0508 V/TTY (toll free)
(989) 774–1572 Fax
beth.kennedy@cmich.edu
http://www.dbcentral.org
6/22 – 25/08 Ralph Lymans Leadership Institute

Michigan State University
E. Lansing, MI

Deadlines:
Requests for financial assistance: 4/15/08
Student applications: 4/15/08
Staff applications: 5/1/08
Appl. paperwork and payments due: 5/15/08

For more information:
Dave Coyne
VP: 517-487-0202, 1-800-968-7327 or 517-487-0066 ext: 16
dcoyne.madhh@sbcglobal.net
http://www.madhh.org
6/22 – 26/06

Registration
DHHC I “Can” Camp
Camp for ages 12 to 21
(Deaf or Hard of Hearing).


DHHC's "I Can" program is designed to challenge young people's perceived boundaries and limitations that have often been set forth by society. Young people will learn to develop an "I Can" attitude towards themselves and their goals in life. Experiential learning is a cornerstone activity in our mileu. A variety of motivational speakers will address the young people throughout the week.

***We are looking for Deaf counselors as well, so if you are interested. You may contact DHHC***


Camp at Pioneer Trails at Blue Lake, Montague, MI

Fee: $100/camper but scholarships are available

For more information:
Click here for DHHC Camp Info and Registration
Click here for Campers' Agreements and Releases Document

Scott Peyton
231-722-3442 (V)
speyton@dhhc.org
Sarah Polanyi
231-722-3443 (VP/Fax)
spolanyi@dhhc.org
http://www.dhhc.org
6/22 – 27/08 ASL Week
Holley Family Center
De Sales Center – Brooklyn, MI

For more information:
Sharon Meldrum
smeldrum@madonna.edu
http://www.desales.org/deafprograms.html
6/22-28/08 Summer Bible Camp

Sponsored by Michigan Deaf Camp, a family camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and their family members. All activities are conducted in Sign Language with voice interpreting added

Costs:
$250/person (save $25/person or $50/family by pre-registering before 6/15/08. Family price is $750 (or $700 before 6/15/08)

For more information:
Lynn McCain
campdirector@michdeafcamp.org http://www.michdeafcamp.org
6/26/08

ASL night at the Lansing Lugnuts Stadium
7:05pm
Lansing Lugnuts Stadium
Lansing, MI

For more information:
Click here to view ASL Night Lansing Lugnuts flyer

Dave Coyne
dave@madhh.org
VP: 517-487-0202 or madhs.zapto.org
http://www.madhh.org
6/26-28/08
  
40th Anniversary RIT/NTID Reunion

National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

For more information:
http://www.ntid.rit.edu/alumni/reunion/
6/27/08

ASL Resource Centers logo
"ASL to English: A Grammatical Analysis" Workshop

Presented by: Mary Luczki
Mary Luczki will be working with participants to help achieve a better understanding between ASL and English grammar. Interpreters and ITP Students will be able to incorporate concepts from this workshop to help improve sign communication skills for better interpretation.

5pm - 9pm
Hosted at: Baker College- Auburn Hills Campus
1500 University Drive, Room # 127
Auburn Hills, MI 48346

Cost: $35/pre-registration - $40/at door
Deadline: 6/24/08

For more information:
Click here for workshop and registration information.

ASL Resource Center
(877) 571–0441
(248) 293-9744 Fax
Videophone I.P. 64.148.148.230
register@aslrc.com
http://www.aslrc.com
6/27 – 29/07


  
27th Annual Michigan Snowmobilers of the Deaf Campout

Mio Pine Acres
Mio, MI

Admission: $5/adults; $2/children (age 5-17)
Site rate & reservation deadline: $28/night due by 6/1st

Activities: Euchre, Texas Poker, Dingo, Ladder Golf, Door Prizes, 50/50 and Kids' Games

For more information:
--> Sonja Miller
lionsonja@msn.com
810-686-0328 VP
6/28/08

MIRID Logo
SWMIRID Workshop for Interpreters: Medical Interpreting
Just What the Doctor Ordered

"What Every Interpreter Should Know about Interpreting in the Medical Setting"


10:00AM to 3:00pm
Speaker: Bethany McLain
Join us as we explore the world of Medical Interpreting. Interpreters will learn common practices, explore Medical documents, and become familiar with routine Medical procedures. We will discuss possible problems and solution for Interpreters. We will have hands on practice using Medical vocabulary and documents.

Paw Paw District Library
609 W Michigan Ave
Paw Paw, MI 49079

For more information:
Click here to view SWMIRID Workshop flyer

269-624-5639
swmirid@yahoo.com
6/28/08
   
Escanaba Deaf Club Picnic

11am to 7pm
VanCleve Park Pavilion
Gladstone, MI

Lunch: 12pm to 2pm for $3/person
Dinner: 5pm to 7pm for $5/person
Lunch menu: Hot Dogs & Sloppy Joes with side food
Dinner menu: Brats, Italian Sausage & Burgers with side food

50/50 Raffle - drawing at 4pm
6/28/08
   
Presentation by Deaf Performing Artists Network, D-PAN

A presentation will be given at the Detroit Windsor >International Film Festival held at the College for Creative Studies. >The event is free and will include a presentation from D-PAN >co-founder Sean Forbes, a documentary about D-PAN by Michigan director >Gary Glaser, which will be shown in subtitles. There will be an open >discussion during the event with the members of D-PAN and Gary Glaser, >so please come by, show your support, and share your thoughts.

2pm to 4pm
College for Creative Studies
Anderson Auditorium (Walter B. Ford II Building)
201 E. Kirby (Right behind DIA)
Detroit, MI 48202

For more information:
info@d-pan.com
6/29/08
   
Captioned Movie at Ann Arbor Summer Festival Top of the Park

Movie: "Evan Almighty"

* It is being shown outside *

For more information:
Click here to view Summer Festival Schedule
http://Annarborsummerfestival.org
6/29 – 7/4/08 Family Week I
Holley Family Center
De Sales Center – Brooklyn, MI

For more information:
Sharon Meldrum
smeldrum@madonna.edu
http://www.desales.org/deafprograms.html

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July 2008
Events
7/1-6/08

  
"Get Smart" - MoPix
Movie is accessible for Deaf and Hard of Hearing patrons

Celebration Cinema in Lansing
200 East Edgewood Blvd 48911
Lansing, MI
517-393-SHOW

Also, it is available at:
Studio 28
2121 Celebration Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 447-4247

For more information:
Bill Creswell, IT Technician
bcreswell@celebrationcinema.com
celebrationcinema.com
7/3-6/08

Rothbury Festival - ASL Interpreted

Rothbury, MI

For more information:
www.rothburyfestival.com

Laura Grunfeld
Rothbury Festival Access Specialist
Laura@EveryonesInvited.com
www.EveryonesInvited.com
7/4/08

   
Pig Roast
Get together to celebrate and honor our members who have passed away.

$7/person; $4/child age 6-13 yr old; free/kid 5 and under
FAD Clubhouse
4156 Holiday Dr. Flint, MI

For more information:
Peg Frelich
mf290710@comcast.net
7/6 – 11/4/08 Family Week II
Holley Family Center
De Sales Center – Brooklyn, MI

For more information:
Sharon Meldrum
smeldrum@madonna.edu
http://www.desales.org/deafprograms.html
7/7 – 11/08

  NAD logo
    NAD Conference 2008 logo
49th Biennial National Association of the Deaf Conference

Twin themes:
"Let the Good Times Roll!" and "Together, We Move Forward"


New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana

For more information:
http://www.nad.org/2008Conf
info@nad.org
7/11/08

CANCELLED

 IIG logo
Interpreter Improvement Guild Meeting -- CANCELLED
(held every second Friday)

Theme: "Idioms"

5 – 8 pm
ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

For more information:
(877) 571–0441
http://www.aslrc.com
7/11/08


Deaf Options' Dingo
Held 2nd Friday every month

7pm - 9pm
Deaf Community Drop In Center
Deaf Options
19145 Beech Daly
Redford, MI 48240-1418

Admission: $5/person
** Cash Prizes ** Refreshments will be sold **
Fund Benefit the Building Fund

Childcare is available:
$3 per child under 2 years old
$2 per child over 2 years old

For more information:
Click here to view Dingo flyer

313-586-8873 or 961-8120 (v)
888-843-7949 (TTY)
313-279-0550 Fax
76.241.167.26 IP address
deafoptions@msn.com
http://www.deafoptions.org
7/11 & 12/08

ASL Resource Centers logo
2008 Craft Sale

Fri: 3pm-8pm
Sat: 9am-4pm

Come one, come all to the ASL Resource Center's Craft Sale. We will be hosting this two day event for those who would love to come in and buy or sell crafts made from the Deaf Community and Interpreters. This would be a great opportunity to come in and sell any gently used craft supplies too. For more information, please contact our office and speak with Anne if you are interested in renting a table.

For more information:
ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(877) 571–0441
(248) 293-9744 Fax
Videophone I.P. 64.148.148.230
register@aslrc.com
http://www.aslrc.com
7/17/08 Deaf Senior Citizens Picnic
Hosted by Metro Detroit Deaf Senior Citizens

9am - 6pm
Capitol Park
26590 Capitol
Redford, MI
(near the Redford Community Center)

Cost: $5.00/Senior

7/18/08

ASL Resource Centers logo
"Introduction to Educational Interpreting" Workshop

Presented by: Esteva Westfall
As part of our mini-workshop series, Esteva Westfall will be introducing the ins and outs of the educational interpreting field. We will be discussing the role of an educational interpreter, the duties, and the role an interpreter will play within the educational team. Also, participants will learn about the various situations and possible scenarios that an educational interpreter may find themselves in! For those interpreters and ITP students who are looking to become educational interpreters, this is a great informational session!

6pm - 9pm
Cost: $15/pre-registration - $20/at door

For more information:
Click here for workshop and registration information.

ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(877) 571–0441
(248) 293-9744 Fax
Videophone I.P. 64.148.148.230
register@aslrc.com
http://www.aslrc.com
7/19/08

ASL Resource Centers logo
"Deaf Education: A Teacher's Perspective" Workshop

Presented by: Paul Fugate, M.A.
This workshop will be exploring the various educational and language levels of Deaf students in the classroom today. Participants will get a feel for the type of students that they may encounter while interpreting in mainstream or residential school settings. By learning about the varying levels, the participants will be able to learn what is needed to modify their interpreting to match their student's needs

10am - 2pm
Cost: $20/pre-registration - $25/at door

For more information:
Click here for workshop and registration information.

ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(877) 571–0441
(248) 293-9744 Fax
Videophone I.P. 64.148.148.230
register@aslrc.com
http://www.aslrc.com
7/19/08

  IRID logo

ILRID Interpreter Workshop - Teaming: Working Together - Not Just Sitting Together

TEAMING is more than just sitting together: it means WORKING together. Even seasoned professionals need to re-look at their own model of teaming. Let's have a discussion to refresh our understanding of TEAMING, review what works, what doesn't (and why!) and come up with a current Best Practice that can be a useful guide for staff, agency or independent interpreters.

Presenter: Chris Skoczynski, CSC, CI and CT has an MA in the Linguistics of American Sign Language from Gallaudet University.

9am - 1pm
Columbia College
623 S Wabash Room 203
Chicago, IL 60605

$30 - member, state chapter     $20 ITP Students     $40 non-members

For more information:
Click here to view Interpreting Workshop flyer

Shelley Engstrom-Kestel
sengstromkestel@colum.edu
http://www.ilrid.org
7/19/08

   
Annual FAD Field Day
Hosted by: GLDBA Committee

12:00 noon
FAD Clubhouse
4156 Holiday Dr. Flint, MI

Admission: $7.00 all day
(plus extra for games)

Horseshoes * LadderGolf * 500 cards * Euchre * Texas Hold'em * Kiddie Games

Refreshments will be sold.

For more information:
Peg Frelich
mf290710@comcast.net
7/20 – 8/2/08

Deadline:
5/15/08
KODA Camp - Midwest

MacKenzie Center
Poynette, WI

Limited to 60 campers age 9 to 16.
Activities Planned: Trips to Devil's Lake, Noak's Ark, several swimming holes, team building activities, nature walks, special campfire time plus many more!

For more information:
Please click here for KODA Camp flyer
http://www.wikoda.blogspot.com

Karen Diskno
608-635-3800 VP
7/21/08 Michigan Coalition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People Meeting

All invited to improve and support services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in Michigan.

9:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Operations Center
Secondary Complex
7285 Parsons Dr
Dimondale, MI 48823

For July 2008 tentative meeting agenda click here.

PLEASE RSVP by July 11th that you plan on attending to Michelle Garcia at garciam@michigan.gov

For Membership Renewal Info Sheet click here.

For more information about the Coalition click here.
7/24/08


   


ASL Film: “Wrong Game”
Produced by ASL Films featuring popular deaf Actors including Bernard Bragg and MSD Alumni Camille (Jeter) Lorello
Coordinated by CAC


Showtimes: 6pm
Cost: $10/person
Half of the proceeds benefit MDA - Kalamazoo Chapter

Antwerp Hall
24821 Front Ave.
Mattawan, MI

Click here to view video comments about the ASL Film at MSD last fall

For more information:
Click here to view the ASL Film flyer

Todd Morrison
tmorrison@cacdhh.org
7/24/08


   
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” – Interpreted Performance
7:00pm
Interpreters provided by Sign Language Services of Michigan
Stagecrafters Baldwin Youth Theatre
415 South Lafayette Royal Oak, MI

Tickets: Tickets are $6.00 for youth and $9.00 for adults.

For more information:
248-541-6430 V/TTY
http://www.stagecrafters.org
7/24-25/08
Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Entry Point Camp
A Summer Program for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

9:00am - 4:30pm
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

For more information:
Please click here to view the flyer and application form

Women in Engineering Office
University of Michigan
1240 Lurie Engineering, 1221 Beal Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2102
Phone: (734) 647-7012 Fax: (734) 647-7011
http://www.engin.umich.edu/students/support/wie
7/26/09

    
Picnic and Demolition Derby
2009 MDA Conference Fundraiser Event

9am to 10pm
Ridge Rd. Park, Essexville, Mi 48732

For more information:
Click here to view Picnic & Derby Flyer (MS Word)
Click here to view Picnic & Derby Flyer (MS Publisher)

Tammy K. Scholl
Chairperson for 2009 MDA Conference
director@voiceinc-mi.org
Roberta D. Newvine
Co-chairperson for 2009 MDA Conference
frenchcountry95@aol.com
http://www.mideaf.org
7/26 – 8/20/08 Windsor Mountain International Summer Camp

An outdoor/adventure summer camp, located in the mountains of New Hampshire, with an emphasis on diversity and multiculturalism. We include children from all over the world, and welcome Deaf/HH campers to join us.

For more information:
Click here to view Campers Brochure

Elle Langevin
ellelangevin@gmail.com
http://www.windsormountain.org/summer-camp/summer-camp-for-deaf-students.html
7/27 – 8/1/08 Religious ASL Week
Holley Family Center
De Sales Center – Brooklyn, MI

For more information:
Rose Smith
smithroj@gmail.com
http://www.desales.org/deafprograms.html

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August 2008
Events
8/1 - 28/08

  
"Dark Knight" - MoPix
Movie is accessible for Deaf and Hard of Hearing patrons

Celebration Cinema in Lansing
200 East Edgewood Blvd 48911
Lansing, MI
517-393-SHOW

Also, it is available at:
Studio 28
2121 Celebration Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 447-4247

Showtimes: http://www.celebrationcinema.com/?pid=184&filmid=18113;&src=MoPixEmailR

For more information:
Bill Creswell, IT Technician
bcreswell@celebrationcinema.com
celebrationcinema.com
8/1/08 Lansing Deaf Association: Deaf Ice Cream Social

MSU Dairy
Lansing, MI

For more information:
lansingdeaf@yahoo.com
8/2/08

Deaf Seniors Cards Playing
1:00pm - 9:00pm
Ticket: $10/Senior

Dexter Senior Center
7720 Ann Arbor St.
Dexter, MI 48130
(734) 426-7737 VP

8/2/08 Lansing Deaf Association: Picnic

Location: TBA

For more information:
lansingdeaf@yahoo.com
8/7/08

ASL Resource Centers logo
"Everything You Wanted to Know About ASL (But Were Afraid to Ask)" Workshop

Presented by: Mary Luczki
This workshop is ideal for anyone who has questions about ASL. Mary Luczki will be conducting this in a very informal, open format. Bring your burning questions about ASL, Deaf Culture, Deaf Life, etc. to ask, or just come to listen and learn! It is anticipated this workshop will be more useful for beginners and intermediate students, and for those who have deaf family members. ANY level welcome to participate. Remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question!
This event is 3 QA Units, but no RID CEU's


6pm - 9pm
Baker College- Auburn Hills Campus
1500 University Drive
Room To Be Announced
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Cost: $15/pre-registration - $20/at door

For more information:
ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(877) 571–0441
(248) 293-9744 Fax
Videophone I.P. 64.148.148.230
register@aslrc.com
http://www.aslrc.com
8/7 – 10/08 Deaf/Blind Week
Holley Family Center
De Sales Center – Brooklyn, MI

For more information:
Jill Gaus
(517) 764-6178
jagaus@sbcglobal.net
http://www.desales.org/deafprograms.html
8/8/08


 IIG logo
Interpreter Improvement Guild Meeting
(held every second Friday)

5 – 8 pm
Picnic- Location TBA

For more information:
(877) 571–0441
http://www.aslrc.com
8/8/08


Deaf Options' Dingo
Held 2nd Friday every month

7pm - 9pm
Deaf Community Drop In Center
Deaf Options
19145 Beech Daly
Redford, MI 48240-1418

Admission: $5/person
** Cash Prizes ** Refreshments will be sold **
Fund Benefit the Building Fund

Childcare is available:
$3 per child under 2 years old
$2 per child over 2 years old

For more information:
Click here to view Dingo flyer

313-586-8873 or 961-8120 (v)
888-843-7949 (TTY)
313-279-0550 Fax
76.241.167.26 IP address
deafoptions@msn.com
http://www.deafoptions.org
8/8 - 10/08 56th Michigan State Convention
Alcoholics Anonymous Theme: "Came to Believe"

Valley Plaza Resort
5221 Bay City Road
Midland MI.
1-800-825-2700

For more information:
Click here to view State Convention flyer

Pauline N.
Registrar@cmia32.org
http://www.cmia32.org
8/10/08

kid Z show: Sumarah Karen Smith- Storyteller & Puppet Art Theatre - ASL Interpreted
ASL Interpreted

3:00pm to 4:30pm
Campus Martius Park
800 Woodward Ave.
(between Fort and Michigan Avenue)
Detroit, MI
8/10-15/06

Camp Destination for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Sponsored by the Deaf Child Coalition

At Camp O' Fair Winds
3235 McKeen Lake Road
Columbiaville, MI 48421

Session A: Ages 8 to 12
Session B: Ages 13 to 18

Cost: $150.00 per camper (scholarships available)

This will be our third year of our camp program and still there is much to do! Archery! Ropes Courses! Arts & Crafts! Overnight Hikes! Boating! Evening Activities! And much more!

For more information:
Click here to view the Camp Destination flyer
Click here for page 1 of Registration Form
Click here for page 2 of Registration Form

Dragan Jaksic, Director
(810) 239–3112 V/TTY
(810) 239–1606 Fax
djaksic@cacdhh.org
http://www.cacdhh.org
8/15/08

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"Memorization" Workshop

Presented by: Esteva Westfall
As part of our mini-workshop series, Esteva Westfall will be introducing the concept and importance of building memorization skills. This workshop will allow participants to learn the basics of developing this skill and will get a hands-on opportunity to learn how to incorporate these memorization skills in their daily interpreting assignments.

6pm - 9pm
Cost: $15/pre-registration - $20/at door

For more information:
ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(877) 571–0441
(248) 293-9744 Fax
Videophone I.P. 64.148.148.230
register@aslrc.com
http://www.aslrc.com
8/15/08 SJDC Deafies at Detroit Tiger Game
Detroit Tigers vs. Baltimore Orioles

7:05 pm

Tickets: $22 each

For more information:
Kate Slosar
(586) 774-8486 TTY/VP
SJDCOLL07@aol.com
8/15/08


Michigan Deaf Social Night Club

 
Deaf Social Night / ASL Night
9-Pin No Tap Moonlight Bowling
(Cosmic Glow and Music)

Bowl One Lanes
1639 E. 14 mile Road
(East of Dequindre Road)
Troy, Michigan 48083

Admission:
$15.00 per person
INCLUDES:
3 Bowling Games, Shoes, Pizza/Soda Pop
5 Raffle Tickets - 50/50
5 Raffle Tickets - Lucky Strike
(Seperate prize for Women and Men on Lucky Strike only)

Time: Sign up at 7:30 PM
<<<<< Bowling will start at 8:30 PM SHARP!!! >>>>>
RSVP: Want to have a lane held just for you and your friends? Send me your name and your friend's names, and I'll reserve a lane for just you.

Non-Bowling Fan Admission: $3.00
Donation money will go process to D.A.D. (non-profit org.)

For more information:
Erik O.
deafmichsocialnight@yahoo.com
8/15-17/08 Great Lakes Christian Camp For the Deaf

The speaker for the weekend will be Bro. Brian Lievens. He will be bringing God's Word several times throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Come to camp expecting a blessing!!

2 Interpreter Workshops
Part I -- "To Sign or Not to Sign"
Part II -- "They Said What?"
Click on second flyer link below for more information

Amigo Center
26455 Banker Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

For more information:
Click here to view Camp flyer
Click here to view Interpreter Workshop flyer

Harley Allen
517.676.2196 VP/TTY/FAX
8/16/08

  IRID logo

ILRID Interpreter Workshop - "Raise the Bar in Effective Communication"
Blunt vs Direct
- Discourse Tools for Getting the Message Across

This presentation is facilitated by a Deaf and Hearing team. Using bicultural perspectives, the workshop will illuminate cultural differences in deaf and hearing discourse styles, and how these distinct styles affect the interpreter and the interpreting process. This workshop is taught in ASL

9am - 4pm
Anixter Center Training Institute
Polk Conference Center
2023 N Clybourn Avenue
Chicago, IL

Make checks payable to "IRID" and mail to Tim Mahoney, IRID Secretary, 1635 W Pratt #2 South, Chicago, IL 60626. Include your name, address, phone, and email.

For more information:
Click here to view the ILRID Interpreter Workshop flyer

Tim Mahoney
AustinCop@aol.com
http://www.ilrid.org
8/16 – 23/08 Camp Chris Williams
Sponsored by Lions of 11B2
For Deaf and Hard of Hearing youths, hearing siblings and CODAs

Lake Sherman YMCA
Click here to check out amazing place
Augusta, MI

Check out MADHH website to view the camp photos and get application!

Deadlines:
Requests for financial assistance: 4/15/08
Please double check as camperships are still available so sign up soon!

Camper applications: until full
Staff applications: 6/1/08
Appl. paperwork and payments due: 7/9/08

For more information and obtain application:
Click here to view Camp Brochure
Click here for the camper application
Click here for Camper Agreements and Releases

Dave Coyne, Program Coordinator
dave@madhh.org
VP: 517-487-0202, 1-800-968-7327 or 517-487-0066 ext: 16
http://www.madhh.org
8/17/08

kid Z show: Karen Czarnik- Storyteller & Farmington Hills Youth Theatre
ASL Interpreted

3:00pm to 4:30pm
Campus Martius Park
800 Woodward Ave.
(between Fort and Michigan Avenue)
Detroit, MI
8/23/08 Lansing Deaf Association: Family Aquatic Center

11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Family Aquatic Center
6400 Abbott Road
East Lansing, MI 48823-1422

Admission: $ 8 per person
(extra $ donation will be appreciated)

Hamburgers & Hot Dogs will be sold separately
Bring Your Own Beverage
Side Dish to Pass will be appreciated

For more information:
Click here to view the flyer

lansingdeaf@yahoo.com
8/23/08

   
Annual Summer Picnic
Sponsored by Michigan Hands & Voices

11 am - 3 pm
Rayner Park
730 East Ash St.
Mason, MI 48854

For more information:
Click here to view Picnic flyer

Kristy 517-694-3079
info@mihandsandvoices.org
http://ingham.org/pk/BUR/raynermain.htm

Kylie Sharp, Parent Consultant
SharpK@michigan.gov
8/23/08



Deaf Arts Festival's
Texas Hold 'Em Fundraising Event

All proceeds to benefit "Deaf Arts Festival 2008"

Registration begins at 2:00pm
Shuffle Up & Deal at 3:30 pm Sharp
St. John's Deaf Center - In the Big Hall
14057 E. Nine Mile Rd
Warren, MI 48089

For more information:
Click for DAF Fundraising Event Flyer

daf@deafartsfestival.org
http://www.deafartsfestival.org/
8/24/08

    
5th Annual MDA Picnic – All Day

Kensington Metro Park
Route 4, Shelter D

Free Admission
1 pm – “All you can eat” Lunch
Lunch cost: FREE!
Pops sold separately at $1 each
3 pm – Euchre Tournament – $6 to play
$200 1st place prize (plus Home Alone)

3pm to dusk - Activities on your own. Bring balls, discs, and other games. The shelter area has volleyball court, baseball diamond and swimming beach, children playground nearby.

For more information:
Click to view MDA Picnic Flyer
Click to view MDA Picnic Map

Sherri Ann Garnand
sgarnand@tmail.com
517-694-2259 Fax
http://www.mideaf.org
8/24/08

kid Z show: Magic Carpet Theatre
ASL Interpreted

3:00pm to 4:30pm
Campus Martius Park
800 Woodward Ave.
(between Fort and Michigan Avenue)
Detroit, MI
8/25 – 29/08 Volunteer Week
Holley Family Center
De Sales Center – Brooklyn, MI

For more information:
hej@desales.org
http://www.desales.org/deafprograms.html
8/30/08


  
Detroit Black Deaf Advocates: Annual Cook-Out
9am til dusk
Shelter #8
Belle Isle
Jefferson and E. Grand Blvd. Detroit, Michigan

Admission: $10/adult; $5/child (under 12 yr old)

For more information:
jamesb@tmail.com
charliebrown@tmail.com
dbdachapter6@yahoo.com
http://www.detroitbda6.org
8/30/08

  IRID logo

ILRID Interpreter Performance Test Workshops at Harper College

0.4 CEUs PS * $35 Everyone!

Have you ever asked yourself …What are ways you can boost your confidence before the ISAS and NIC tests? How does attitude play into test-taking? What techniques can you use to enhance interpreting and transliterating skills? Do you have enough time between now and your test to rehearse? Will you be ready when it’s time to take the test and strut your stuff!? These questions and more can be answered at an Interpreter Performance Test-Prep workshop. There will be several offered before Jan. 1st.

This workshop will allow participants the opportunity to practice their interpreting and transliterating skills with a variety of monologues. Participants will work with each other in small groups or pairs. Individuals should come ready to practice with each other and willing to gi ve and take feedback as appropriate. The majority of the workshop will be devoted to performance skill-building. Time will also be spent sharing test-taking tips that can be incorporated before and during the ISAS performance test.


9am - 1pm
Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067-7398
Rooms - F-300 and F-302

Seating is limited to 25 people. REGISTER EARLY. RSVP to Tim Mahoney

Make checks payable to "IRID" and mail to Tim Mahoney, IRID Secretary, 1635 W Pratt #2 South, Chicago, IL 60626. Include your name, address, phone, and email.

For more information:
Click here to view the ILRID Interpreter Workshop flyer

Tim Mahoney
AustinCop@aol.com
http://www.ilrid.org

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September 2008
Events
8/29 - 30/08

  
"Babylon" - MoPix
Movie is accessible for Deaf and Hard of Hearing patrons

Celebration Cinema in Lansing
200 East Edgewood Blvd 48911
Lansing, MI
517-393-SHOW

Also, it is available at:
Studio 28
2121 Celebration Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 447-4247

Showtimes: http://www.celebrationcinema.com/?pid=184&filmid=18113;&src=MoPixEmailR

For more information:
Bill Creswell, IT Technician
bcreswell@celebrationcinema.com
celebrationcinema.com
9/6/08

    
MDA Board of Directors Meeting

9 am – 4 pm
Building location TBD
Traverse City, MI

For more information:
MDA President, Diana McKittrick
MDA Secretary, Susie Parnes
http://www.mideaf.org
9/6/08

CANCELLED
Rescheduled to 9/20!

ASL Resource Centers logo
"Computer Systems in ASL" Workshop
CANCELLED - Rescheduled to 9/20!

Presented by: Mary Luczki
Mary will be presenting this workshop for those interested in learning how to talk about computers in ASL. Participants will get hands on training, and various parts and functions will be described and explained solely in ASL. Note: There will be no voicing, however a Q&A session at the end will be provided to help clarify principles discussed. Also, this workshop is limited to 12 participants.

1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: $55/pre-registration - $65/at door

For more information:
ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(877) 571–0441
(248) 293-9744 Fax
Videophone I.P. 64.148.148.230
register@aslrc.com
http://www.aslrc.com
9/6/08

Deaf Seniors Cards Playing
1:00pm - 9:00pm
Ticket: $10/Senior

Dexter Senior Center
7720 Ann Arbor St.
Dexter, MI 48130
(734) 426-7737 VP

9/12/08


 IIG logo
Interpreter Improvement Guild Meeting
(held every second Friday)

5 – 8 pm
ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

For more information:
(877) 571–0441
http://www.aslrc.com
9/12/08


Deaf Options' Dingo
Held 2nd Friday every month

7pm - 9pm
Deaf Community Drop In Center
Deaf Options
19145 Beech Daly
Redford, MI 48240-1418

Admission: $5/person
** Cash Prizes ** Refreshments will be sold **
Fund Benefit the Building Fund

Childcare is available:
$3 per child under 2 years old
$2 per child over 2 years old

For more information:
Click here to view Dingo flyer

313-586-8873 or 961-8120 (v)
888-843-7949 (TTY)
313-279-0550 Fax
76.241.167.26 IP address
deafoptions@msn.com
http://www.deafoptions.org
9/12/08
   
Workshop: Financial
David Frank, a deaf financial consultant from Kramer Financial Services in Maryland will answer questions about money and how to save money for the future.

7 pm
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
800 East Beltline, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

For more information:
Click here to view the workshop flyer

Katie Prins
kprins@deafhhs.org
http://www.deafhhs.org
9/13/08

    
Zehnder's Splash Village
2009 MDA Conference Fundraiser Event

12pm to 7pm
Zehnder's Splash Village
1365 S. Main St.
Frankenmuth, MI

Cost:
$32.00 adults & kids each
$3.00 fund for MDA
$35.00 total

For more information:
Click here to view the flyer

Robert J. Cox, MDA 2009 Committee
fire7kings@hotmail.com
VP: 989-348-7318
http://www.mideaf.org
9/13 & 14/08

Interpreters at the Michigan Renaissance Festival
Provided by Sign Language Services of Michigan

Sign Language Services of Michigan will be providing Interpreters for the Festival the weekend of Sept. 13 and 14, 2008.

They are raffling off a family 4 pack of tickets. If you would like to enter the contest, please send a fax to: 586-771-2042 or email to: contest@signlanguageservicesofmichigan.com with your name, address, phone/TTY/VP number by Sept. 6, 2008, midnight. The winner will be drawn on Sept. 7, 2008. The winner will be contacted and mailed the tickets in time for the weekend.

For more information:
Click here to view the flyer
Click here to view the low resolution flyer

Sign Language Services of Michigan
31507 Harper Ave.
St. Clair Shores, MI 48082
586-285-1842 TTY
586-771-2042 Fax
810-459-3965 Text
586-778-4188 V/VP
info@SignLanguageServicesofMichigan.com
http://SignLanguageServicesofMichigan.com
9/13/08

Deaf Café

2 hr program of music, drama, games, videos, etc in ASL every second Saturday of month.

6pm - 8pm
Flint Township Library Building
(Carman Ainsworth Senior Center)
2071 S. Graham Rd.
Flint, MI 48532

For more information:
Brenda Bienleins
810.233.5116 Fax
deafcafeflint@comcast.net
http://www.deafcafeflint.org
9/19/08

    
"Media, Power & Ideology: Re-Presenting D-E-A-F"
Special Movie Presentation

shot and edited by Wayne Betts, Jr.

7:00pm
Madonna University - Kresge Hall
Livonia, MI

This is a VERY IMPORTANT film. It was a HOT topic at the National Association of the Deaf conference in New Orleans in July!!!

You DO NOT want to miss this!!!!


For more information:
Click here to view the flyer
9/19 - 30/08

  
"Igor" - MoPix
Movie is accessible for Deaf and Hard of Hearing patrons

Celebration Cinema in Lansing
200 East Edgewood Blvd 48911
Lansing, MI
517-393-SHOW

Also, it is available at:
Studio 28
2121 Celebration Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 447-4247

Showtimes: bcreswell@celebrationcinema.com
celebrationcinema.com
9/19/08

    
Deaf Awareness Day at Triumph Baptist Church
"Ministering in Hard of Hearing World"
Guest speaker: Minister Curtis Young
Second Ebenezer Church, Detroit, MI


7:00pm
Triumph Worship Facility
2550 S. Liddesdale
Detroit, MI

For more information:
Click here to view the flyer
9/19/08

    
D-PAN DVD World Premiere

7:30pm
Magic Bag Theatre
Ferndale, MI

On behalf of Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) and the University of Michigan¹s College of Engineering, we are writing to tell you about a wonderful occasion taking place. We ask for your participation in a fundaiser, Technology Challenge, and DVD Premiere that will highlight innovative ways to bring the deaf and hard-of-hearing community into the world of music.

Groundbreaking concepts will be presented to the public for the first time during this extraordinary event.. The University Of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship will announce a challenge to award $10,000 to the student(s) that can apply new wireless technology that will aid the deaf and hard-of-hearing community in a live concert setting, enhancing their ability to ³feel² the music.


This invitation-only event will feature live performances (with ASL American Sign Language interpretations) by: Academy Award winning producer Luis Resto, Sponge, and other special guests.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit The Deaf Performing Artists Network (D-PAN) a Michigan based non -profit organization whose mission is to make music and music culture broadly accessible to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community through the creation of American Sign Language-centric music videos. D-PAN will also premiere the release of its new DVD D-PAN: It¹s Everybody¹s Music Volume 1.

National media coverage for this event will be handled by New York based publicity firm Sunshine, Sachs & Associates.

The Detroit Free Press will be running a feature story on the front page of the Entertainment Section about the event on Sunday, September 14.

The tax tax-deductible donation for this event is $20 per general admission ticket. Tickets can be purchased via check or credit card


For more information:
Click here to view the flyer

sean@d-pan.com
www.d-pan.org
9/19 & 20/08 National Deaf Poker Tournament

Gary, IN

For more information:
Click here to view Flyer

Jon Rollins
jonr22@gmail.com
9/20/08

Deaf Arts Festival 2008
Holley Family Village–DeSales Center
Brooklyn, Michigan

For more information:
Click for DAF 2008 Event Flyer

Debbie Mitre-Smith
dmitresmith@deafartsfestival.org
http://www.deafartsfestival.org/
9/20/08
   
Interpreter Workshop: "2nd Annual Best Business Practices for the Interpreting Professional”"
Presented by: Ray Thomas, CPA, and Rose Gelushia, QAIII

9:00am to 4:00pm
500 Cherry Street, Grand Rapids, MI

For more information:
Click here to view Interpreter Workshop flyer

Nan Soper, Interpreter Referral Specialist
616-732-7358
nsoper@deafhhs.org
http://www.deafhhs.org
9/20/08

ASL Resource Centers logo
"Computer Systems in ASL" Workshop


Presented by: Mary Luczki
Mary will be presenting this workshop for those interested in learning how to talk about computers in ASL. Participants will get hands on training, and various parts and functions will be described and explained solely in ASL. Note: There will be no voicing, however a Q&A session at the end will be provided to help clarify principles discussed. Also, this workshop is limited to 12 participants.

1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: $55/pre-registration - $65/at door

For more information:
ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(877) 571–0441
(248) 293-9744 Fax
Videophone I.P. 64.148.148.230
register@aslrc.com
http://www.aslrc.com
9/20/08

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MIRID VI Meeting
11:00am
Tri-City Association of the Deaf Club
3520 Schust Rd
Saginaw, MI 48620

For more information:
Joan M. Gage, MIRID-VI Secretary
989-873-6373
linknorth1@msn.com
9/20/08

Interpreting Workshop: "Parameters: YES: They Really are that Important"
Presented by: Jackie Bruce

1:00pm to 4:30pm
Livonia Community Center
15100 Hubbard Rd.
Livonia, MI

For more information:
Jackie Bruce
info@cjaga.biz
9/20/08

Deaf Seniors Cards Playing - Birthday Party!
1:00pm - 9:00pm
Ticket: $10/Senior

Dexter Senior Center
7720 Ann Arbor St.
Dexter, MI 48130
(734) 426-7737 VP

9/20/08 Lansing Deaf Association: Activities

MSU Dairy
Lansing, MI

For more information:
lansingdeaf@yahoo.com
9/20/08

Michigan Baptist Convention of the Deaf (MiBCD)

Fall Fellowship and Potluck
Bring a dish to share.

6pm - 8pm
Flint Township Library Building
Meet at First General Baptist Church
1102 W. Hemphill Rd.
Flint, MI 48507

For more information:
msmibcd@comcast.net
http://www.mibcd.org
9/20-21/08

Registration is CLOSED
"Utilization of ASL Classifiers and 3D Space in Medical Interpreting" Workshop
Co-hosted by Mount Sinai's Deaf Access Program & CAIRS
Presented by: Nigel Howard

This workshop is targeted for pre-certified and certified interpreters, ITP students, certified deaf interpreters, and deaf interpreters.

9:00am - 4:00pm (both days)
Sinai Health System
Deaf Access Program
Mount Sinai Hospital
Glasser Auditorium
15th and California Blvd
Chicago, IL 60608

For more information:
Teri Hedding
hedt@sinai.org
9/21/08 Deaf/Blind Interpreting - Part I

Presented by VOICE Inc., D/B Central and DODHH
Presenter: Jill Gaus of SHI-M=DB/DBW

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Delta College Planetarium
Bay City, MI

Come learn the basics of deaf/blind interpreting including guide techniques, methods of communication, environmental factors, sign modification and more!

For more information:
Click here to view the Deaf/Blind Interpreting Workshop flyer

Amy Rose, V.O.I.C.E., Inc.
arose4@charter.net
9/26/08


Michigan Deaf Social Night Club

 
Silent Dinner / Deaf Social Night / ASL Night
5:00pm to 8:30pm
Buffalo Wild Wings
360 Alberts Ave
East Lansing, Michigan 48823

Please come early to grab a good table since they cannot reserve a table on Friday night

9:00pm to 2:00am
Rum Rummers (2nd Floor)
601 E. Michigan Ave.Lansing, Michigan 48912 (between Larch St. and Cedar St.)

For more information:
Erik O.
deafmichsocialnight@yahoo.com
9/27/08 Lansing Deaf Association: Social & Game Night

4:00pm to 12:00 midnight
Games start at 6:00pm
Euchre, Dingo & 50/50 will be played - prizes given! (No poker)
UAW Local 652
426 Clare St.
Lansing, 48917

Admission: $5/adult; $3/child (age 14-17 years)


For more information:
Click here to view the LAD flyer
lansingdeaf@yahoo.com
9/27/08

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"Interpreting for Language Arts" Workshop

Presented by: Paul Fugate
This workshop will be introducing participants how to interpret vocabulary and Language Arts concepts for school aged deaf students. Participants will be exposed to how deaf students acquire language arts information and how to interpret it in the best way for that student. They will be able to get a little bit of hands on interpreting time with peer and instructor feedback in a group setting.

9am - 12pm
Cost: $15/pre-registration - $20/at door

For more information:
ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(877) 571–0441
(248) 293-9744 Fax
Videophone I.P. 64.148.148.230
register@aslrc.com
http://www.aslrc.com
9/27/08

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MIRID Fall Conference

"Making your Interpretation Sound Like A Source Presentation"
Presented by: Carolyn Ressler, MA, NIC Master, SC:L, CI/CT

What makes an interpretation sound like naturally produced speech? As interpreters we often focus on issues of message equivalency and content accuracy in ASL to English interpretations while not thinking about to the naturalness of our English product. This workshop takes a close look at what goes into making an English interpretation sound more like an original speaker initiated utterance. To do this, participants will be guided through a process of understanding the situational factors that impact a communication event. Various tools and strategies will be explained that allow for a natural spoken English delivery. Issues of prosody, speaker background, situational context, register, speaker and audience goals will be examined. Common and predictable phrases and communication contexts will be identifi ed and pre-determined equivalent scripts will be discussed and developed.
Strategies for making repairs in the English interpretation sound natural and mid-interpretation repair strategies will also be discussed. Tips and tricks of the trade will be shared and practiced in guided hands-on (voices-on!) activities. Come ready to learn some new theories, approaches and then put them into immediate practice in a safe learning environment.


8:30am to 5:00pm
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Texas Township Campus Lower Level Room 8580
6767 West O Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Cost: $60 Members/$40 Students/$80 at door

For more information:
http://www.mirid.org
9/27-28/08

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ILRID Interpreter Workshop - Master the NIC Interview

Are you ready to be a Master? Come learn from a Master! I will show you how I did it. Several of the former attendees and others who have learned my format have gone on to receive HIGH and MODERATE scores on the interview portion of the NIC. Several people who have learned my format have received MASTER and ADVANCED levels on the NIC. You can too!

2 days of learning PACKED with games, activities and FUN!
You will learn:
•To commit the details of the RID’s Code of Professional Conduct to memory
•To accurately apply the CPC to various ethical situations
•To understand the NIC Interview rubric and what is expected when answering your interview questions
•To use a format that has been proven successful in answering ethical questions at the MASTER level

1.35 CEUs awarded at completion. Intensive level workshop


Presenter: Shonna M. Pareja NIC: Master, CI & CT; OTC

Sat: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbia College
623 S Wabash Room 203
Chicago, IL 60605

For more information:
Click here to view Interpreting Workshop flyer

Tim Mahoney
AustinCop@aol.com
http://www.ilrid.org

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2008
Upcoming Events
10/2/08

           
Trix Bruce Performance:
A NIGHT of IMPROV with TRIX: WHOSE ASL IS IT?


You've heard of the TV Show “Whose line is it anyway?" right? Now, it's coming to a stage near you, only this time it's in ASL! With no practice, no preparation, using different ideas from the audience, and using people from audience, Trix will captivate you with her impromptu mode of "ASL-libing" and a night of hearty laughter!

6:00 pm
Central Michigan University, Plachta Auditorium
Mt. Pleasant, MI

Admission:
With CMU ID: $3; Without CMU ID: $5
Voice Interpreter Provided. RID CEU one clock hour provided.

For more information:
info@trixbruce.com
http://www.trixbruce.com
10/3 & 4/08

Michigan Association of Speech Communication Convention
Convention Theme: Communication Leadership

University Center at Macomb Community College
Center Campus off of Hall Road (M-59) and Garfield Road

For more information:
Janet McKenney
mckenneyj@macomb.edu
www.themasc.org
10/3 - 5/08

    MSD Tartar Mascot
CSSD Volleyball Tournament / MSD Homecoming

Michigan School for the Deaf
Flint, MI

For more information:
Click here to view CSSD Volleyball Tournament Schedule
Click here to view CSSD Spectator Tickets Information

Ernest Covington, Athletic Director
covingtone@michigan.gov
http://www.deaftartars.com/athletics.cfm
10/4/08

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"Automotive Mechanics in ASL" Workshop

Presented by: Mary Luczki
Mary will be instructing this workshop on the various parts and functions of an automobile. She will be describing and explaining everything in ASL. Note: There will be no voicing, however a Q&A session just before lunch and at the end will be provided to help clarify principles discussed. Also, this workshop is limited to 12 participants. There also will be a thirty minute lunch break. It is recommended to bring a bag lunch for the workshop.

9:00am - 4:30pm
Cost: $75/pre-registration - $85/at door

For more information:
ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(877) 571–0441
(248) 293-9744 Fax
Videophone I.P. 64.148.148.230
register@aslrc.com
http://www.aslrc.com
10/5/08
Founder's Day
Special Guest Speaker: Marlee Matlin

10am; registration starts at 9am
Starr Commonwealth
Albion, MI

For more information:
http://www.starr.org/default.aspx?p=2283
10/5/08
Red Hat Halloween Tea Party
1pm - 4pm
MSD Superintendent's Cottage
Flint, MI

Donation: $10
Funds raised go towards upkeep of the cottage
Prizes for best costumes
10/9 – 12/08


   
Vampire's Quilters Retreat
Lions Bear Lakes Lapeer, MI
Cost: $115* (Thurs to Sun) or $90* (Fri to Sun)
(First come, first serve – space is limited
Deadline: 10/1/08

Book Scrappers are WELCOME!

For more information:
Martha Misner, Director
redness@yahoo.com
10/10/08


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Interpreter Improvement Guild Meeting
(held every second Friday)

5 – 8 pm
ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

For more information:
(877) 571–0441
http://www.aslrc.com
10/10/08


Deaf Options' Dingo
Held 2nd Friday every month

7pm - 9pm
Deaf Community Drop In Center
Deaf Options
19145 Beech Daly
Redford, MI 48240-1418

Admission: $5/person
** Cash Prizes ** Refreshments will be sold **
Fund Benefit the Building Fund

Childcare is available:
$3 per child under 2 years old
$2 per child over 2 years old

For more information:
Click here to view Dingo flyer

313-586-8873 or 961-8120 (v)
888-843-7949 (TTY)
313-279-0550 Fax
76.241.167.26 IP address
deafoptions@msn.com
http://www.deafoptions.org
10/10/08 “Vagabond Opera” – ASL Interpreted Performance

Fri: 8pm
UM-Flint Theatre
Flint, MI 48503

Tickets: $26
Vagabond Opera delivers a magical blend of Bohemian cabaret, Paris hot jazz, gut bucket swing, tango, Ukrainian folk-punk ballads, and Klezmer, with elements of vaudeville, Duke Ellington, and Edith Piaf thrown in the mix. Meet a world of riverboat gambling queens, Turkish belly dancers, voices singing in 11 languages and a cabaret of rich musical phrasing and sparkling lyrics, all played with a gritty Vagabond edge. A Vagabond Opera show is a chance to time-travel to 1920s Paris on a wild riverboat full of fun and laughter.

For tickets and additional information:
(810) 237-7333
www.thewhiting.com.
10/11/08 27th BiAnnual Bilingual Workshop:
“Apples…Peaches…Pumpkin Pie: How Sweet It Is”

Presented by Kirtland Community College & MIRID VI

9-5pm
Kirkland Community College
Kirkland House
10775 N. St. Helen Rd
Roscommon, MI 48653

This agenda includes “Comparing Apples to Apples” : Town Hall type meeting with political representatives in and running for state and national offices, and reps. from the State Department. After brief introductions and platform declarations, they will take questions from the audience. A second group representing service and interpreting agencies through out the state will then do the same thing.

Afternoon sessions include a play production by SIGN STAGE ON TOUR performing “James and the Giant Peach” followed by an interactive group activity led by Deaf /Interpreters’ stories on “Piece of the Pie” choices in telecommunication.

Cost: Before Oct 5: $50.00 ($10 late fee) ($15.00 Deaf/HH) Price includes meals and theater tickets (tickets limited to first 30 registered.)
QA units awarded (PINRA option for CEUs…contact DODHH)


Send check payable to Kirtland CC and mail to:
Brenda Dawe at 10775 N. St. Helen, Roscommon, MI 48653


For more information:
Brenda Dawe
bdawe@juno.com
989–275–5000 ext. 419
(VP: 989 389-4123)
10/11/08

Deaf Health Fair

The Michigan's Deaf Health Fair is focusing on pertinent health related issues in the Deaf and hard of hearing communities. Keep your EYES out for more information in the NEAR future!!!

Presentations will be presented in sign language and deaf/hard of hearing health professionals from in and out of State will present the issues. Hearing participants must request accommodations prior to this event. One deaf physician confirmed and will be one of our "key note" attractions! More information to come about this outstanding event – a State-wide Deaf Health Fair!!!!!

Madonna University
Livonia, MI

For more information:
Click here to view the Deaf Health Fair flyer/image
http://sites.google.com/site/michigandeafhealthfair/

Dave Coyne, Program Coordinator
dave@madhh.org
VP: 517-487-0202 or madhs.zapto.org
http://www.madhh.org
10/11/08

    
Parliamentary Procedure Workshop
Hosted by MDA

Presenter:
Libby Pollard, Deaf Certified Parliamentarian from PA
Visit www.parlilibby.com for more information

Do you want to know how to run meeting smoothly such as ...
* I moved that... * I seconded it... * I tabled... * I amend.... * I killed the motion... * Vote by ACL... * Open to discuss... and many more.../em>

10am to 4pm
Flint Assoc. of the Deaf
4156 Holiday Drive
Flint, MI 48507

Refreshments will be sold. Donations will be greatly appreciated

For more information:
Click to view MDA Parliamentary Workshop Flyer
Scot Pott
scotapott@aol.com
http://www.mideaf.org
10/11/08 Lansing Deaf Association: Trip to Uncle John's Cider Mill

LAD is pleased to welcome everyone for Halloween Specials at Uncle John's Cider Mill!
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Uncle John's Apple Cider Mill
8614 North US 127, St. Johns 48879

For more information:
lansingdeaf@yahoo.com
10/11/08

POSTPONED to 11/15/08

Jr. Miss Deaf Michigan Pageant 2009 -- POSTPONED

6:00 pm
Madonna University
Livonia, MI

Admission:
$15/person; $20 at door

For more information:
Click here to view Jr. MDMP Flyer

jrmissdeafmichigan@yahoo.com
http://www.mideaf.org/MissDeafMichigan
10/11/08

Deaf Café

2 hr program of music, drama, games, videos, etc in ASL every second Saturday of month.

6pm - 8pm
Flint Township Library Building
(Carman Ainsworth Senior Center)
2071 S. Graham Rd.
Flint, MI 48532

For more information:
Brenda Bienleins
810.233.5116 Fax
deafcafeflint@comcast.net
http://www.deafcafeflint.org
10/11/08


Michigan Deaf Social Night Club

 
Deaf Social Night

8pm to 2am
The Post Bar
42875 Grand River Ave
Novi, Michigan 48375

Admission:
$3.00 After 9:00 PM
LADIES FREE till 11:00 PM
Age Over 21 Years Old

For more information:
Erik O.
deafmichsocialnight@yahoo.com
10/11/08

    
Country Corn Maze
2009 MDA Conference Fundraiser Event

6pm to 10pm
Country Corn Maze
450 N. Vernon Rd.
Corunna, MI

Cost: $12/adult; $9/kid age 5-11

For more information:
Click here to view the flyer

Robert J. Cox, MDA 2009 Committee
fire7kings@hotmail.com
VP: 989-348-7318
http://www.mideaf.org
10/12/08
Fall Bonfire
Hosted by Christ The King Lutheran Church

Right after church service at 9am
Wear your comfortable clothees for outdoors
Bring your lawn chairs and your drinks

Donation: $10

Luncheon Menu:
Chili, hot dog/coney island, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, potato chips, brownies, cake, cookies, pies and apple cider

Activites:
Bocce, Uno, Skip Bo, Wild Rummy, Euchre and Many other games!

Christ the King Lutheran Church
3499 E. Carpenter Rd (at Jennings Rd)
Flint, MI
(Exit #122 Pierson from I-75 go East, then turn left at Jennings and church is on southeast corner of Jennings Rd and Carpenter Rd.)

For More Information:
Sheila Wollard
810-234-0056 TTY/VP
810-234-0446 Fax
shegood55@comcast.net
shewoll56@tmail.com
10/15/08 "The High Stakes in 2008: Issues, The Women's Vote, and You." - Lecture Interpreted

Speaker: Martha Burk, political psychologist and women's equity expert. The lecture is open to the public.

7:00pm
Eberhard Center, GVSU
301 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids

For more information:
Nancy Soper, DHHS
nsoper@deafhhs.org
10/16/08 “War of the Worlds & The Lost World” – ASL Interpreted Performance

Thurs: 7:30pm
The Whiting
1241 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503

Tickets: $14 / $18 / $24 / $28
Complete with costumes and live on-stage sound effects, don’t miss this special back-to-back double bill of chills and thrills featuring Orson Welles’ reading about a space invasion from Mars in War of the Worlds, and take an expedition through the remote jungles of South America in The Lost World.

For tickets and additional information:
(810) 237-7333
www.thewhiting.com.
10/16/08 Spooky Stories Social

Hosted by the Signing Spartans, MSU

7:30pm - 10:00pm
Phillips Hall basement, MSU
E. Lansing, MI
10/17/08
   
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for DeafHHS
6 - 9 pm
Wealthy Park Baptist Church
2233 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Cost is $10 for adults, for children 10 and under, $5 and for children 0 – 4 years old, no charge.

For more information:
Click here to view the flyer

Maggie Smedley, Executive Director
616-732-7358
msmedley@deafhhs.org
http://www.deafhhs.org
10/17/08

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"Transliterating in the Educational Setting" Workshop

Presented by: Ron Dans
Ron Dans will be working with participants on practicing how to change the language of ASL to English while keeping the semantics. Participants will also be incorporating advanced classifiers and concepts. There will be hands on activities for maximum benefit to all participants.This workshop is ideal for students that have already taken ASL 1-3 (Second Year Students) and beginner interpreters.

6:00pm - 9:30pm
Cost: $45/pre-registration - $50/at door

For more information:
ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(877) 571–0441
(248) 293-9744 Fax
Videophone I.P. 64.148.148.230
register@aslrc.com
http://www.aslrc.com
10/17/08 SODA Friday Night Club (FNC): Fall Production of Star Search
*Signers and Others for Deaf Awareness - held 2nd Friday monthly

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost: $5 per person or $10 for a family of three or more

For more information:
Aaron Wolowiec, SODA Advisor
aaron.wolowiec@gmail.com
10/17/08


  
Deaf Coffee Chat
Third Friday of every month.

7:00pm
Gone Wired Cafe
2021 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI
517-853-0550 (v)
http://www.gonewiredlansing.com

For more information:
Dave Coyne
dcoyne.madhh@sbcglobal.net
10/18/08

Must register by 10/10th

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ILRID Interpreter Workshop - Hearing Interpreters & Deaf Interpreters
Working together in Courtroom Situations


9:00a to 4:00p - 12p-1p Lunch

• Ever been in the courtroom and needed a CDI/DI?
• Ever seen a CDI/DI work?
• Interested in furthering your legal interpreting?
• Want to know how to work with a CDI/DI?
• Be in a safe place to ask questions!
• Want to learn the logistics of a courtroom setting?
• Role Playing, Scenarios, Courtroom Practice!

This workshop will review basic courtroom procedures and vocabulary. Participants will then have opportunities to put their knowledge into practice through role playing. Participants will be given roles to play in mock court cases. They may be a witness, lawyer or court interpreter. Deaf participants will also play various roles as well as practice working with hearing interpreters as CDI/DIs. Most of the day will be spent role playing various interpreting situations from booking, arraignment and several different types of trials (civil, misdemeanor, felony situations).


Courtroom 1702
Richard J. Daley Center
55 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601

For more information:
Click here to view Interpreting Workshop flyer

Tim Mahoney
AustinCop@aol.com
http://www.ilrid.org
10/19/08 &
11/2/08


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"It's all about YOU!"
MIRID's Mentoring Workshop for Mentees


* Are you an interpreter looking for a mentor?
* Want to learn ways to improve your work?
* Try out the new mentee-centered mentoring program by attending two days of training


9:00am - 4:00pm
* Must attend both days - 10/19 & 11/2! *

Webberville High School
309 East Grand River
Webberville, MI 48892

Cost: $75 (includes box lunch both days)

For more information:
Please click on MIRID workshop flyer

Donna Leahy
leahy@msu.edu
http://www.mirid.org (click on "Mentoring")
10/19/08
   
"Deli-zi-oso" Italian Dinner and Show
Fund-raising Event sponsored by Our Savior Lutheran Church of the Deaf
Chairperson: Kathy Johnston and the Committee

Church Service 11:00am
Italian Dinner 1:00pm
Show 2:30pm

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
1800 W. Maple Rd.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Donation: $20/adult; $10/kid age 7-12
Tickets selling by members or mail check payable to:
Kathy Johnston
4323 Manor Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073

Ticket Deadline: 10/5/08

Come and join with us at the dinner and see the greatest show ever shown - "The Hollywood Theme"

For more information:
Kathy Johnston
kathajohnston@aol.com
10/20/08 Michigan Coalition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People Meeting

All invited to improve and support services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in Michigan.

9:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Deaf Options
19145 Beech Daly
Redford, MI 48240
Click here to view the map

For October 2008 tentative meeting agenda click here.

For Membership Renewal Info Sheet click here.

For more information about the Coalition click here.
10/21/08 Silent Supper
Held every third Tuesday of month

Damon's Grill; requires RSVP
3150 Boardwalk St. Ann Arbor, MI 48108

For more information:
Terri Flanagan
terriflanagan@hotmail.com
10/24/08

   
Kids Halloween Party
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Admission:
Little Spooks $3 (10 yrs & under) and Big Spooks $5.
Judging starts at 6:00 sharp!
Prizes, refreshments and games

FAD Clubhouse
4156 Holiday Dr. Flint, MI

For more information:
mf290710@comcast.net
10/24/08
Interpreter's Workshop: "Ethics and Professionalism" with a Roundtable Discussion followed
Presented by Great Lakes MIRID Board

7pm - 9pm
Baker College - Port Huron
3403 Lapeer Road Port Huron, MI 48060

For more information or reservations:
Click here to view GLMIRID Workshop flyer

glmirid@yahoo.com
Starting 10/24/08

  
"Lakeview Terrace" - MoPix
Movie is accessible for Deaf and Hard of Hearing patrons

Celebration Cinema in Lansing
200 East Edgewood Blvd 48911
Lansing, MI
517-393-SHOW

Also, it is available at:
Studio 28
2121 Celebration Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 447-4247

Showtimes: bcreswell@celebrationcinema.com
celebrationcinema.com
Starting 10/24/08

  
"High School Musical 3" - MoPix
Movie is accessible for Deaf and Hard of Hearing patrons

Celebration Cinema in Lansing
200 East Edgewood Blvd 48911
Lansing, MI
517-393-SHOW

Also, it is available at:
Studio 28
2121 Celebration Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 447-4247

Showtimes: bcreswell@celebrationcinema.com
celebrationcinema.com
10/25/08

   
12th Annual UM/MSU Tailgate Party
10:00 am
FAD Clubhouse
4156 Holiday Dr. Flint, MI

Admission:
$15/person which includes 1 football square, door prizes, best clothes winner, hamburgers/bratwursts, chips and desserts and watching huge HDTV screen.
(Refreshments will also be sold at night; many other football squares will be sold; 50/50 raffle tickets.)

For more information:
Fred Johnson and GLDBA 2014 Committee
mf29071@comcast.net
10/25 & 26/08

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SCMIRID Fall Conference

9am to 4pm (doors open at 8:30am)
Lansing Community College
Health and Human Services Building
HHS 006 and 025
Lansing, MI

For more information:
Click here to view SCMIRID Conference flyer/registration

SCMIRID@gmail.com
http://www.mirid.org/scmirid.html
10/26/08 &
11/2/08


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"It's all about THEM!"
MIRID's Mentoring Workshop for Mentors


* Are you interested in helping an interpreter improve their skills?
* Do you want to give back to the community?
* Are you interested in earning CEUs? Come to MIRID's mentoring workshop!


9:00am - 4:00pm
* Must attend both days - 10/19 & 11/2! *

Webberville High School
309 East Grand River
Webberville, MI 48892

Cost: $30 (includes box lunch both days)

For more information:
Please click on MIRID workshop flyer

Donna Leahy
leahy@msu.edu
http://www.mirid.org (click on "Mentoring")

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2008
November Events
11/1/08

Deaf Seniors Cards Playing
1:00pm - 9:00pm
Ticket: $10/Senior

Dexter Senior Center
7720 Ann Arbor St.
Dexter, MI 48130
(734) 426-7737 VP

11/1/08 ASL Coffee Hour

Held on first saturday of every month.

4:00pm
Eastern Accents Coffee
214 S. 4th Ave. Ann Arbor, MI

For more information:
Chuck Dornbos
Silent-Coffee@sbcglobal.net
11/1/08 Good Luck "13th Cards" & Early Bird "Thanksgiving"

Doors open at 6:30pm and games start at 8pm
$10 admission
Banknite, Horseraces, 50/50 Raffles, etc.

Tri City Association of the Deaf Club
3520 Schust Road
Saginaw, MI 48602

For more information:
TCAD Club TTY 989-792-8491
Mark Farrington KeMaStFa2005@aol.com
810-938-5868 Sorenson VP
11/2/08

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"It's all about YOU!"
MIRID's Mentoring Workshop for Mentees


* Are you an interpreter looking for a mentor?
* Want to learn ways to improve your work?
* Try out the new mentee-centered mentoring program by attending two days of training


9:00am - 4:00pm
* Must attend both days - 10/19 & 11/2! *

Webberville High School
309 East Grand River
Webberville, MI 48892

Cost: $75 (includes box lunch both days)

For more information:
Please click on MIRID workshop flyer

Donna Leahy
leahy@msu.edu
http://www.mirid.org (click on "Mentoring")
11/2/08

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"It's all about THEM!"
MIRID's Mentoring Workshop for Mentors


* Are you interested in helping an interpreter improve their skills?
* Do you want to give back to the community?
* Are you interested in earning CEUs? Come to MIRID's mentoring workshop!


9:00am - 4:00pm
* Must attend both days - 10/19 & 11/2! *

Webberville High School
309 East Grand River
Webberville, MI 48892

Cost: $30 (includes box lunch both days)

For more information:
Please click on MIRID workshop flyer

Donna Leahy
leahy@msu.edu
http://www.mirid.org (click on "Mentoring")
11/5 - 8/08 “Trickster Tales From South Of The Border” – Shadow Interpreted Performance

Wild Swan Theater
Washtenaw Community College Ypsilanti, MI

Ticket info call (734) 995-0530 V/TTY
http://www.wildswantheater.org
http://terptheatre.com
11/6/08 Panel Discussion: Cochlear Implants and the Deaf Community

Sponsored by The ASL Living-Learning Option @ MSU

7:45pm - 10:00pm
Snyder-Phillips Hall Theatre in the basement at MSU
E. Lansing, MI

Please join us for an open discussion about the intersection of the cochlear implant and the Deaf community. All viewpoints are welcomed and encouraged. We are still looking for panel members – all panel members will be presented with a monetary honorarium for their involvement and also reimbursed for their mileage. Please email Ann-Marie Christman as seen below if you are interested in serving on the panel. The panel discussion will be interpreted.

For more information:
Ann-Marie Christman
amc@msu.edu
11/6-8/08

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ILRID Conference and Workshop

Keynote: Anthony Nelson

Hawthorn Suites
101 Trade Center Dr
Champaign, IL
217-398-3400

For more information:
Click here to view IRID Conference flyer and registration

Tim Mahoney
AustinCop@aol.com
http://www.ilrid.org
11/7/08 Interpreter Enhancement Workshop

Held on first friday of every month.

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Center for Independent Living
3941 Research Park Dr. Ann Arbor, MI

For more information:
Terri Fear
meow3@tmo.blackberry.net
11/7/08


"All Childish Things" - ASL Interpreted
by Joseph Zettelmaier

Set in Cincinnati, this riotous comedy follows three childhood friends and one provoking girlfriend as they try to commit the crime of the century...robbing the warehouses of Kenner Toys where the motherload of "Star Wars" figures can be found.

*Please Note: This Performance Contains ADULT LANGUAGE*


7:00 pm
BoarsHead Theater
425 S. Grand Ave
Lansing, MI 48933-2122

For more information:
517/484.7805
Starting 11/7/08

  
"Role Models" - MoPix
Movie is accessible for Deaf and Hard of Hearing patrons

Celebration Cinema in Lansing
200 East Edgewood Blvd 48911
Lansing, MI
517-393-SHOW

Also, it is available at:
Studio 28
2121 Celebration Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 447-4247

For more information:
Bill Creswell, IT Technician
bcreswell@celebrationcinema.com
celebrationcinema.com
11/7/08 2nd Deaf Professional Happy Hour (DPHH)

8:00pm - 2:00am
Woody's
5th Avenue, Royal Oak, MI

For more information:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=35211897395
11/7 & 8/08
   
QA Readyness Interpreter Workshop
Sponsored by: Baker College - Northview Public Schools

Fri: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Sat: 7:45am - 3:00pm
Northview High School
4451 Hunsberger Dr. NE - Grand Rapids, MI

Cost: $20/person covering materials and snacks on both days


For more information:
Please click her for workshop flyer
http://www.deafhhs.org
11/7-8/08

  IRID logo

ILRID Interpreter Workshop - Deaf Interpreters: Build On Your Educational Foundations

Fri, 11/7: 8:00am –5:00pm Lunch 12p-1p
Role and Function (8 hours)
Deaf interpreters will be provided with an overview of the history of the field and profession. The Role and function section will cover requisite skills, interpreting process and four interpreting categories. RID’s expectation of CDI preparation will be discussed. Interpreters will perform hands-on interpreting activities, and conduct self-assessment.

Sat, 11/8: 8:00am –5:00pm Lunch 12p-1p
Ethical Studies (8 hours)
Deaf interpreters will be introduced to RID Code of Professional Conduct (aka Code of Ethics). Ethical Studies will include: ethical values, decision making process, and ethical considerations of interpreting situations. Interactive discussions of interpreting situations will be included.

Presenter: Carole Lazorisak, MA; RID: CDI, RSC; ASLTA: Professional; Master Mentor

Location TBA - check website below for more details
Champaign, IL

For more information:
Click here to view Interpreting Workshop flyer

Tim Mahoney
AustinCop@aol.com
http://www.ilrid.org
11/8/08

CANCELLED - will be rescheduled

ASL Resource Centers logo
"Interpreting in an IEP Meeting" Workshop -

CANCELLED - will be rescheduled


Presented by: Paul Fugate
Teacher and Nationally Certified Interpreter, Paul Fugate, has been on both sides of the IEP process. This workshop is designed for interpreters to become acquainted with interpreting Individualized Educational Plans (IEP's) for students in a K-12 setting. Participants will learn: their role in the IEP process, what is expected from the interpreter, and how to be a member of the IEP team. This is just a few of the topics that we will be covering during this workshop.

9am - 4pm
Cost: $45/pre-registration - $50/at door

For more information:
ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(877) 571–0441
(248) 293-9744 Fax
Videophone I.P. 64.148.148.230
register@aslrc.com
http://www.aslrc.com
11/8/08Thanksgiving Dinner & Bazaar
Hosted by Western M.A.D.
Open 3:00 pm and dinner at 5:00 pm

Antwerp Township Hall
24821 Front Ave.
Mattawan, MI 49071

For more information:
Click here to view the flyer
Click here to view the map
WMADClub1993@aol.com
11/8/08

Deaf Café

2 hr program of music, drama, games, videos, etc in ASL every second Saturday of month.

6pm - 8pm
Flint Township Library Building
(Carman Ainsworth Senior Center)
2071 S. Graham Rd.
Flint, MI 48532

For more information:
Brenda Bienleins
810.233.5116 Fax
deafcafeflint@comcast.net
http://www.deafcafeflint.org
11/8/08

    
GT Rocks
2009 MDA Conference Fundraiser Event

6pm to 9pm
TBays / CT-Rocks
160 Hughs Dr.
Traverse City, MI

Cost: $25/age 7 and up

For more information:
Click here to view the flyer

Robert J. Cox, MDA 2009 Committee
fire7kings@hotmail.com
VP: 989-348-7318
http://www.mideaf.org
11/9/08

   To Kill A Mockingbird
“To Kill A Mockingbird” – Shadow-Interpreted Performance

4pm
MATRIX THEATRE AT THE BOLL FAMILY YMCA
1401 Broadway
Detroit, MI

More information:
Click here to view flyer

http://www.terptheatre.com/performances.html
Box Office: (313) 967-0599 voice
11/9/08 Lansing Deaf Association: Pre-Election Day

Please come and support us with preparation for LAD Election Day. Share with your experiences that you had in the past and/or refers us with the new ideas.
Any ideas for our new Bylaws? Stroll by and holler at us!


1pm - 4pm
Capitol Area District Library
(in the basement at the old building)
401 S. Capitol Ave
Lansing, MI

For more information:
Click here to view the flyer

lansingdeaf@yahoo.com
11/11/08 “Kite Runner” – ASL Interpreted Performance

Tues: 7:30pm
The Whiting
1241 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503

Tickets: $29
Based on the New York Times Bestseller, experience the beauty and agony of Afghanistan and the improbable friendship between two boys from opposite ends of society, Amir, a privileged Pashtun, and Hassan, his Hazara servant. This riveting one man show, with discussion led by American Place Theatre professionals, tells a haunting story of friendship and redemption in modern Afghanistan. This Literature to Life presentation of THE KITE RUNNER is made by special arrangement with The American Place Theatre's Literature to Life Arts Education Program, led by Artistic Director Wynn Handman and Executive Director David Kener.

For tickets and additional information:
(810) 237-7333
www.thewhiting.com.
11/14/08


 IIG logo
Interpreter Improvement Guild Meeting
(held every second Friday)

5 – 8 pm
ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

For more information:
(877) 571–0441
http://www.aslrc.com
11/14/08
   
Thanksgiving Celebration
6 - 9 pm
Wealthy Park Baptist Church
2233 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Cost is $15 for adults, for children 10 and under - $7.50. Children under 4 years old – no charge. This is also a fundraiser for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services.

For more information:
Click here to view the flyer

Maggie Smedley, Executive Director
616-732-7358
msmedley@deafhhs.org
http://www.deafhhs.org
11/14/08


Deaf Options' Dingo
Held 2nd Friday every month

7pm - 9pm
Deaf Community Drop In Center
Deaf Options
19145 Beech Daly
Redford, MI 48240-1418

Admission: $5/person
** Cash Prizes ** Refreshments will be sold **
Fund Benefit the Building Fund

Childcare is available:
$3 per child under 2 years old
$2 per child over 2 years old

For more information:
Click here to view Dingo flyer

313-586-8873 or 961-8120 (v)
888-843-7949 (TTY)
313-279-0550 Fax
76.241.167.26 IP address
deafoptions@msn.com
http://www.deafoptions.org
11/14 & 15/08

ASL Workshop: "Signs for the 21st Century"
Presented by: LCC Signers & Others for Deaf Awareness and the Sign Language/Interpreter Program

Dr. Mike Kemp, Professor of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University

Friday: 6-9pm; Saturday: 9am-4pm
Lansing Community College
Main Campus
Health & Human Services Building
Rooms 005, 006, 025 & 026

For more information:
Click here to view the flyer

Aaron Wolowiec
Aaron.Wolowiec@gmail.com
11/14/08

   To Kill A Mockingbird
“To Kill A Mockingbird” – Shadow-Interpreted Performance

8pm
MATRIX THEATRE AT THE BOLL FAMILY YMCA
1401 Broadway
Detroit, MI

More information:
Click here to view flyer

http://www.terptheatre.com/performances.html
Box Office: (313) 967-0599 voice
11/15/08



Jr. Miss Deaf Michigan Pageant 2009

6:00 pm
Madonna University
Livonia, MI

Admission:
$15/person in advance; $20 at door

For more information:
Click here to view Jr. MDMP Flyer

jrmissdeafmichigan@yahoo.com
http://www.mideaf.org/MissDeafMichigan
11/15/08
   
“The Trojan Women” – Shadow-Interpreted Performance
8 pm
Dept of Music, Theatre & Dance
Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI

For more information:
(248) 377–3013 V
(248) 370–3344 Fax
mtd@oakland.edu
http://terptheatre.com/list
11/16/08


“Miss Saigon” - ASL Interpreted Performance

2:00pm
Schreiber Auditorium
Pioneer High School
Ann Arbor, MI

Tickets: Adults $12, Students/Seniors/Teachers $8

For more information:
David Barbour
davidbarbour@yahoo.com
http://relish.myraklarman.com/miss-saigon-publicity
11/20/08


  
"What do you know about Diabetes?
A presentation by Betty Brandt, RN, BSN

10:00 AM
CAC Main Conference Room
Flint, MI

For more information:
Peg Frelich
(810) 239–3112 TTY
(810) 239–1606 Fax
pfrelich@cacdhh.org
http://www.cacdhh.org
11/21/08 Free Concert!
Sponsored by MPowered, UM School of Music and D-PAN

Joel Martin, entrepreneur and founder of D-PAN, is best known for discovering and producing Eminem. The Feel the Music Concert is a unique event in that it will bridge the gap between the deaf/hearing-impaired, the entertainment industry, and the public community. We will incorporate some really neat technology tha t allows the audience to "Feel" the music (along with hearing it). D-PAN pushes what music is and how it can be defined. Please publicize this event to any students who would have interest in coming. This undoubtedly is not only a GREAT social event, but an excellent opportunity for students in the deaf/hard-of-hearing community to enjoy music.

7pm
University of Michigan North Campus,The Duderstadt
Library Video Studio and Central Collaboration Area, Center, main floor
Map: http://www.dc.umich.edu/hoursmaps/floor1/floorplan1.html
The Video Studio is room 18 on the map.

For more information:
http://www.feelthemusiccompetition.com
11/21/08

    
MDA Town Hall Meeting

* Meet with other Deaf citizens
* Learn about the New Interpreter Law!br /> * Meet the MDA Board members!
Tell us your concerns!

7 pm – 9 pm
Antwerp Township Hall
24821 Front Avenue
Mattawan, MI 49071

Refreshments will be served

For more information:
Click here to view the flyer

MDA 1st Vice President, Scot Pott
MDA Secretary, Larry Trayner
http://www.mideaf.org
11/22/08

ASL Resource Centers logo
"ASL- Practical Application" Workshop

Presented by: Ron Dans
Participants will work on the practical application of the use of ASL in interpreting. Participants will be able to practice receptive and expression language skills in ASL and English. They will practice voicing by participating in various activities/assignments. Workshop participants will be able to get hands on practical use of temporal aspects, locatives, classifiers, and much more! NOTE: This workshop is designed for interpreters that have been working in the field for one or more years. This workshop is not ideal for students. This workshop will not be voiced interpreted.

9:00am - 4:30pm
Cost: $60/pre-registration - $65/at door

Baker College- Auburn Hills Campus
1500 University Drive, Library Classroom 2
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

For more information:
Click here for workshop and registration information.

(877) 571–0441
(248) 293-9744 Fax
Videophone I.P. 64.148.148.230
register@aslrc.com
http://www.aslrc.com
11/22/08

  IRID logo

ILRID Interpreter Performance Test Workshops at Harper College

0.4 CEUs PS * $35 Everyone!

Have you ever asked yourself …What are ways you can boost your confidence before the ISAS and NIC tests? How does attitude play into test-taking? What techniques can you use to enhance interpreting and transliterating skills? Do you have enough time between now and your test to rehearse? Will you be ready when it’s time to take the test and strut your stuff!? These questions and more can be answered at an Interpreter Performance Test-Prep workshop. There will be several offered before Jan. 1st.

This workshop will allow participants the opportunity to practice their interpreting and transliterating skills with a variety of monologues. Participants will work with each other in small groups or pairs. Individuals should come ready to practice with each other and willing to gi ve and take feedback as appropriate. The majority of the workshop will be devoted to performance skill-building. Time will also be spent sharing test-taking tips that can be incorporated before and during the ISAS performance test.


9am - 1pm
Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067-7398
Rooms - F-300 and F-302

Seating is limited to 25 people. REGISTER EARLY. RSVP to Tim Mahoney

Make checks payable to "IRID" and mail to Tim Mahoney, IRID Secretary, 1635 W Pratt #2 South, Chicago, IL 60626. Include your name, address, phone, and email.

For more information:
Click here to view the ILRID Interpreter Workshop flyer

Tim Mahoney
AustinCop@aol.com
http://www.ilrid.org
11/22/08


"How Do I Say That ? Exploring Semantics in ASL and English"
With Kristina Riley, M.A., C.I.

9am - 4:30pm
Goshen College, Goshen, IN
AD Building, Room 28

Cost:
$60 RID or affliate members; $25 ITP/IPP Students; $80 non-members

More more information and registration:
Click here for Interpreters' Workshop flyer
11/22/08

    
MDA Board of Directors Meeting

9 am – 4 pm
Building location TBD
Kalamazoo, MI

For more information:
MDA 1st Vice President, Scot Pott
MDA Secretary, Larry Trayner
http://www.mideaf.org
11/22/08


Bowling for Deaf Kids
Deaf Options' Fundraiser for Camp S.E.L.F.
(Self-esteem, Literacy & Fun)


12:30pm: Arrive
1:00pm: 1st game starts
4:00pm: Bowling Bash will be over

Mayflower Lanes
2660 Plymouth Rd
(Between Beech Daly and Inkster Roads)
Redford, MI 48239

Cost: $20/bowler
(Games, shoe rental, unlimited soda and 2 pizza slices)
** 50/50 Raffle * Mystery Game **

For more information:
Click here to view Bowling Fundraiser flyer

313-586-8873 or 961-8120 (v)
888-843-7949 (TTY)
313-279-0550 Fax
76.241.167.26 IP address
deafoptions@msn.com
http://www.deafoptions.org
11/22/08 "Texas Hold'Em Poker
Hosted by St. John's Deaf Center

2pm - 10pm (game start at 3:30pm sharp)
SJDC in Big Hall
14057 E. Nine Mile Rd, Warren, MI 48089

Admission:
$5/person at door
$15/person for poker; $20 for more chips
$5/person for "31" cards
50/50 raffle and Turkeys!

For more information:
Chairpersons: Gerry Buchalski, Helen Booker and Joanne Galbo
11/22/08


  
Detroit Black Deaf Advocates: Happy Thanksgiving Dinner
6:00pm to 10:30pm
Spirit of Hope
1519 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd off of Trumbell
Detroit, Michigan

Admission: $10

For more information:
dbdachapter6@yahoo.com
http://www.detroitbda6.org
11/22/08

   
Special Thanksgiving Lucky 52
8pm
Hot Dinner will be served by Ladies Auxilliary from 4 to 7pm

75 turkeys will be given away

Admission: $12.00

FAD Clubhouse
4156 Holiday Dr. Flint, MI

For more information:
mf290710@comcast.net
11/24/08 Free Parents' Workshop: "Planning For A Child’s Health and Education"

Sponsored by Michigan Family-to-Family Health Information and Education Center (F2FHIEC)

9am - 3pm
Saginaw ISD - Meeting Room
3860 Fashion Square Mall Blvd., Saginaw, MI 48603

For more information:
Click here to view workshop flyer
Click here for training schedule

To register or request for accommodations:
http://www.cook-gordonl@michigan.gov
1-800-359-3722

Lisa Cook-Gordon, MSW, BSW
cook-gordonl@michigan.gov
11/29/08

   
DAD's Texas Hold 'Em Poker Turkey Tournament

3:00pm
VFW Hall
6896 Joy Rd., Westland, MI

For more information:
Ron Rood
VP: 734-242-8757
Dale Decker
VP: 734-283-1038
David Smith
VP: 734-211-1948
http://www.detroitdeafclub.org/
11/29/08 Lansing Deaf Association: Silent Thanksgiving Dinner

4pm - 9pm
Dispatch's
3004 W. Main St.
Lansing, MI

For more information:
Click here to view the flyer

lansingdeaf@yahoo.com
11/29/08 Good Luck "13th Cards" & Early Bird "Christmas"

Doors open at 6:30pm and games start at 8pm
$10 admission
Banknite, Horseraces, 50/50 Raffles, etc.

Tri City Association of the Deaf Club
3520 Schust Road
Saginaw, MI 48602

For more information:
TCAD Club TTY 989-792-8491
Mark Farrington KeMaStFa2005@aol.com
810-938-5868 Sorenson VP

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2008
December Events
12/5/08

  IRID logo

ILRID Interpreter Performance Test Prep Workshop

Joan Fiske is a certified member of RID holding her CI and CT. She is also a member of IRID where she has served as membership chair, professional development chair, and is currently bylaws chair. Joan has worked at William Rainey Harper College since 1990, and is currently an associate professor with the Sign Language Interpreting Program. Joan has presented workshops on fingerspelling word recognition, ethics, written test preparation, and interpreting idioms. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening as well as taking and preserving photographs.

9:00am - 1:00pm
Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind / V.I.
1850 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608-1298
2nd Floor – Assembly Room

Cost: $35 everyone

For more information:
Click here to view IRID Interpreter Workshop

Tim Mahoney
AustinCop@aol.com
http://www.ilrid.org
12/6/08 34th Annual TCAD Christmas Ball

Tri City Association of the Deaf Club
3520 Schust Road
Saginaw, MI 48602

Open at 5pm; Dinner at 6pm; Dance/Games at 9pm
Catering Service from Sullivan's & Black Forest in Frankenmuth

Tickets on Sale:
$25 before 12/5; $30 at door
(Please send money order only.)

For more information:
Mark Farrington
KeMaStFa2005@aol.com
810-938-5868 Sorenson VP
12/6/08 Escanaba Deaf Club Christmas Party

Highland Golf Club
3011 US 2-41
Escanaba, MI 49829

Cost:
$13 for stuffed chicken; $15 for either Fried Perch or Steak

For more information:
President, Paul Cady
pcady@charter.net
E.D.C. 1319 North 18th St., Escanaba, MI 49829
12/6/08

   
Michigan Chapter Silent Wheels - Christmas Party
5pm doors open; 7pm dinner; drawings 9pm; Close 2am
Admission: $20 (dinner included)

Games, Prizes and Appetizers

FAD Clubhouse
4156 Holiday Dr. Flint, MI

For more information:
hoeyhemp@silentwheels.com
12/11/08

 
“Wicked– Interpreted Performance
7:30pm
The Detroit Opera House
Detroit, MI

More information:

   http://www.terptheatre.com/performances.html
Box Office:
(248) 538-6611 voice; (248) 538-6611 tty; (248) 538-6615 fax
Be sure to request preferred seating for Deaf patrons
12/11/08
   
     
“Christmas Carol” – Interpreted Performance
8 pm
Meadowbrook Theatre
Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI

For more information:
(248) 377–3300 V
(248) 370–3344 Fax
tickets@mbtheatre.com

   http://terptheatre.com
12/12 - 14/08 “A Christmas Carol” – Shadow Interpreted Performance

12/12: 10am, 12:30 & 7:30pm
12/13 & 14: 2pm
Wild Swan Theater
Washtenaw Community College Ypsilanti, MI

Ticket info call (734) 995-0530 V/TTY
http://www.wildswantheater.org
http://terptheatre.com
12/12/08


 IIG logo
Interpreter Improvement Guild Meeting
(held every second Friday)

Meet the new Director of DODHH, Sheryl Emery

We are pleased to present a "meet and greet" with Sheryl Emery, the new Director of DODHH. Don't miss the wonderful opportunity.


5 – 8 pm
ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

For more information:
(877) 571–0441
http://www.aslrc.com
12/12/08


Deaf Options' Dingo
Held 2nd Friday every month

7pm - 9pm
Deaf Community Drop In Center
Deaf Options
19145 Beech Daly
Redford, MI 48240-1418

Admission: $5/person
** Cash Prizes ** Refreshments will be sold **
Fund Benefit the Building Fund

Childcare is available:
$3 per child under 2 years old
$2 per child over 2 years old

For more information:
Click here to view Dingo flyer

313-586-8873 or 961-8120 (v)
888-843-7949 (TTY)
313-279-0550 Fax
76.241.167.26 IP address
deafoptions@msn.com
http://www.deafoptions.org
12/13/08


ASL Resource Centers logo
"Interpreting in an IEP Meeting" Workshop

Presented by: Paul Fugate
Teacher and Nationally Certified Interpreter, Paul Fugate, has been on both sides of the IEP process. This workshop is designed for interpreters to become acquainted with interpreting Individualized Educational Plans (IEP's) for students in a K-12 setting. Participants will learn: their role in the IEP process, what is expected from the interpreter, and how to be a member of the IEP team. This is just a few of the topics that we will be covering during this workshop.

9am - 4pm
Cost: $45/pre-registration - $50/at door

For more information:
ASL Resource Center
2790 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(877) 571–0441
(248) 293-9744 Fax
Videophone I.P. 64.148.148.230
register@aslrc.com
http://www.aslrc.com
12/13/08

Deaf Café

2 hr program of music, drama, games, videos, etc in ASL every second Saturday of month.

6pm - 8pm
Flint Township Library Building
(Carman Ainsworth Senior Center)
2071 S. Graham Rd.
Flint, MI 48532

For more information:
Brenda Bienleins
810.233.5116 Fax
deafcafeflint@comcast.net
http://www.deafcafeflint.org
12/13/08


  
Detroit Black Deaf Advocates: Christmas Potluck
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Spirit of Hope Episcopal Church
1519 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd off of Trumbell
Detroit, Michigan

Admission: Free - But donations will be appreciated

For more information:
Joyce japowell@tmail.com
Gwen sweetiegwen56@tmo.blackberry.net

dbdachapter6@yahoo.com
http://www.detroitbda6.org
12/13/08 Lansing Deaf Association: Christmas Dinner

Location: TBA

For more information:
lansingdeaf@yahoo.com
12/13/08


Michigan Deaf Social Night Club

 
Deaf Social/ASL Night - Christmas Party

8pm to 2am
Gus O’Connor Irish Pub
42875 Grand River Ave
Novi, Michigan 48375

Admission:
Free cover - age 21 years old and up only

For more information:
Erik O.
deafmichsocialnight@yahoo.com
12/14/08

   
Children's Christmas Party
10am
Admission: $5/child (age 0-10 yr old); $/single or $5/couple
Breakfast and gifts for kids included

FAD Clubhouse
4156 Holiday Dr. Flint, MI

For more information:
mf290710@comcast.net
12/14/08 11th Annual Christmas Banquet
Hosted by Metro Detroit Deaf Senior Citizens

12pm - 5pm
The Italian American Club Banquet Hall
39200 Five Mile Rd
Livonia, MI 48154
Donation: $30.00 (deadline: 12/7)
**2 Funny Skits, Christmas Songs, Door Prizes, Cash Bar **

For more information:
Jerry Collins
313-277-5743 Fax/TTY/VP
12/19/08

Deaf C.A.N.! Holiday Open House and Potluck

11am - 2pm
Deaf C.A.N.!
Sylvan Lake, MI

Please join us for our annual Holiday Celebration
Bring your favorite dish to share!


For more information:
(248) 332–3323 TTY
(248) 332–7334 Fax
deafcan@deafcan.org
http://deafcan.org
12/19/08

Deaf Seniors Cards Playing
1:00pm - 9:00pm
Ticket: $10/Senior

Dexter Senior Center
7720 Ann Arbor St.
Dexter, MI 48130
(734) 426-7737 VP

12/19/08


 
"Dreams & Wishes" - ASL Interpreted
Presented by The Sistrum & Greater Lansing Gay Men's Chorus

8 pm
Lansing Community College - Dart Auditorium
Lansing, MI

Donation: 5 Interpreters for the price of ONE concert (donations of 10-25 dollars)

For more information:
Click here to view the flyer
Starting 12/19/08

  
"Seven Pounds" - MoPix
Movie is accessible for Deaf and Hard of Hearing patrons

Celebration Cinema in Lansing
200 East Edgewood Blvd 48911
Lansing, MI
517-393-SHOW

Also, it is available at:
Studio 28
2121 Celebration Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 447-4247

For more information:
Bill Creswell, IT Technician
bcreswell@celebrationcinema.com
celebrationcinema.com
12/20/08

   
Special Christmas Lucky 52
8pm
Admission: $12
Special prizes will be given

FAD Clubhouse
4156 Holiday Dr. Flint, MI

For more information:
mf290710@comcast.net
12/20/08


 
Christmas Hymn & Carol - ASL Interpreted

Shepherds who listen to Joni Mitchell instead of "O, Holy Night?" A couple that travels by Greyhound bus instead of a donkey? This blend of music and storytelling by Paul Slade Smith (author of Unnecessary Farce) offers an innovative and refreshing look at the Christmas story that many of us know by heart.

8 pm
Boarshead Theater
Lansing, MI

For more information:
Box Office phone: 517.484.7805
http://www.boarshead.com
12/27/08

   
COED Post-Christmas Party
7pm
Admission: $7

Games, Prizes and Appetizers

FAD Clubhouse
4156 Holiday Dr. Flint, MI

For more information:
mf290710@comcast.net
12/31/08

   
New Year's Eve Party
5pm to 2am
Admission: $25/person or $40/couple

Package includes steak dinner, champagne, party favors, noisemakers, door prizes, games, late appetizers (our favmous Chef, "Ken Lowrie" will be cooking Rib Eye Steaks for everyone.)

FAD Clubhouse
4156 Holiday Dr. Flint, MI

For more information:
almowings@aol.com

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