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CSCDHH GA Newsletter - March 1996 Issue

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Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1609 19th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98122-2848
(206) 322-4996 V/TTY
(206) 720-3251 FAX

Interpreter Referral Service (206) 322-5551 V/TTY

March 1996
1996 - Issue #3

Community Emergency Education Program Offers 911 Workshops

Beginning in April, CSCDHH's Community Emergency Education Program will offer its first workshops to the community on explaining how 911 works and how to use it more effectively in an emergency situation.

Topics discussed will include: identifying 911 emergencies, 911 calling procedures, what to do when all lines are busy or in the event of a disaster, and where to file complaints regarding 911 services.

All community members are encouraged to attend and workshops will be offered in other areas of the state in the future.

For more details, see flyer or contact Janel Stromme or Christine Buchholz at (206) 322-4996 V/TTY.


Saturday, March 9th
Silent Games Night
7:00pm - 10:00pm
CSCDHH & Auburn High School

Sunday, March 31st

Cider House Rules
Seattle Repertory Theater

Saturday, April 6th

Silent Games Night
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Auburn High School

Saturday, April 20th

Silent Games Night
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday, April 27th

Spring Bingo
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday, May 4th

Silent Games Night
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Auburn High School

Saturday, May 11th

CSCDHH Bike/Walk-A-Thon
10:00am - 3:00pm
Marymoor Park, Redmond

Saturday, May 18th

Silent Games Night
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday, June 1st

Silent Games Night
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Auburn High School

GA Newsletter Seeks Layout Person

CSCDHH is looking for a volunteer who has layout experience to assist the editor with the GA newsletter on a monthly basis.

Experience using Pagemaker 5.0 on a PC desired. Can work at home or CSCDHH.

Contact CSCDHH at (206) 322-4996 V/TTY.


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday - 11:00am - 7:30pm
(206) 322-4996 V/TTY
(206) 720-3251 FAX

Interpreter Referral Service
(206) 322-5551 V/TTY

Community Advocate Walk-In Hours
Wednesdays, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Contact Connie Loper, Community Advocate at (206) 322-4996 V/TTY for appointments at other times.

Seattle Fringe Festival Offers ASL Performances

The Seattle Fringe Festival is happening again! For their 1996 season are proud to present 69 theater companies in a span of 11 days, from March 21st - 31st.

Six of the performances will be ASL interpreted and three will be Audio Described.

Ticket prices are $5 and $8 for students and seniors; $10 for general; $30 for a five-show pass; $85 for all-show pass. Tickets and program guides can be purchased at the Festival Box Office in the Broadway Market. Call (206) 325-5446 for more information regarding location.

Monday, March 25th: 6:00pm

Bedlam Moon: At ten o'clock on New Year's Eve Larry, a young New York writer has a visitor. His ex-girlfriend, Kuumba, the professional hellraiser and creator of major disasters. Even though Larry is expecting his new girlfriend Jill, he invites Kuumba in for a very short toast so she will leave before his date arrives. Larry is genuinely prepared for a romantic evening. Kuumba has a different plan.

Tuesday, March 26th: 7:30pm

Naked Mole Rats: How far will Neal go to make friends with Clayton? What is Clayton building in his room? Who is Gordon, and why does he talk like that? Is Molly really a terrorist? If so, why is she always so happy? And where do all the toys keep coming from?

Wednesday, March 27th: 6:00pm

The Engagement: As the eighteenth century draws to a close, two lovers secretly meet for the last time. What begins as an innocent parting between lovers gradually turns into a dark but humorous psychological portrait of obsession and manipulation, and the desperate attempt to save their love.

Thursday, March 28th: 10:00pm

Home Free: This dark comedy explores the fantasy world created by a brother and sister locked in an incestuous relationship. Threatened by impending forces from outside their private reality they are forced to either return from the brink of insanity or plunge over the edge.

Friday, March 29th: 9:00pm

Are You Still There: Robert Sterling III has funny habit of saving things, like voice messages. For his neurotic, pregnant sister to his wisecracking stockbroker buddy, and a sexy frat-boy who won't go home, Robert Sterling is surrounded by a crazy loving bunch of folks who only have one thing in common: their affection for him...until his Sterling reputation gets tarnished.

Saturday, March 30th: 10:00pm

Graceland: Elvis is alive! He lives in the hearts of the two most devoted Presley fans this side of the Mason-Dixie line. Bev and Rootie are camped out at the gates of Graceland three days before it is opened to the public. Each is determined to be the first to enter its sacred precincts.

1996, Issue 3 - March 1996

Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Rob Roth, Executive Director

Staff: Christine Buchholz, Community Emergency Education Coordinator; David Cremeens, Information and Referral Specialist; Judie Husted, Interpreter Referral Service Coordinator; Connie Loper, Community Advocate; Chris Pounds, Interpreter Referral Service Specialist; John Ramey, Bookkeeper; Janel Stromme, 911/TTY Project Assistant/Trainer; Juliet Vincent, Interpreter Referral Service Specialist

GA Editor: Natalie Brown

Contributors: Karen Atwood; Ms Fosberg's 3rd grade class, College Place Elementary, Lynnwood

Volunteers: Jeni Burton, Michael Riter

GA is published monthly by the Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. © 1996 by the Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. CSCDHH welcomes letters, articles, and comments from readers. We reserve the right to edit all submissions for space and clarity. Opinions and statements expressed in the GA do not necessarily reflect those of the editor or of the Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Subscriptions: $20 per year in the U.S. and $24 (U.S. funds) elsewhere. Single copies are $2.00. Send payment in advance to GA Newsletter, CSCDHH, 1609 19th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122-2848. Address all correspondence, including articles, letters, and comments to the above address.

Advertisements: For information about advertising rates, sizes, etc., please contact CSCDHH. Publication of advertisements in the GA newsletter does not in any way constitute CSCDHH's endorsement of the services or products advertised.

Calender of Community Events

Sunday, March 3rd

- Alexander Graham Bell Association invites you to a panel discussion, titled "Deaf/Hard of Hearing Adults in the Workplace," at Eagleson Hall on the University of Washington campus. Important issues will be discussed and those attending will have an opportunity to meet and network with others. Real-time captioning, childcare, and refreshments will be provided. The panel will be from 1:00pm until 3:00pm. For more information, contact Ed Pottharst at (206) 547-9635.

- Olympic Ballet Theatre presents performances of Madeline and the Bad Hat and Peter and the Wolf at the Anderson Cultural Center (700 Main St., Edmonds). The performance begins at 2:00pm. Peter and the Wolf's narration will be ASL interpreted and is ideal for children and adults of all ages.

Peter and the Wolf tells the story of a boy named Peter who loves all the animals of the forest but was warned to be careful of the wolf by his grandfather. The tale unfolds with Peter meeting the wolf for the first time. For more information, contact the Olympic Ballet Theatre at (206) 774-7570.

Monday, March 4th

- CSCDHH's Fundraising Committee meeting at 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

- Julia Petersen, Deaf Specialist/Mental Health Therapist, will be the guest speaker at the Parent Support Group at Children's Hospital and Medical Center. The support group meets from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. For more information and RSVP, contact Rose Calderon at (206) 527-3886.

March 7th - 9th

- Tacoma Athletic Association of the Deaf hosts the 1996 NWAAD Annual Men/Women Basketball Tournament at Evergreen High School's Gymnasium (830 SW 116th St., Seattle). Tickets are $50 at the door. For more information, call Fred Eggers (206) 775-2210 or (206) 778-0363.

Saturday, March 9th

- Deaf Connection meets at Phinney Ridge Community Center (Blue Building - 6532 Phinney Ave., Seattle) beginning at 10:00am. This month Deaf Connection is springing into Spring with egg carton animals. If you have any extra cardboard egg cartons, please bring them along. For more information, please call Talia Goeke at (206) 784-5613 V/TTY.

- Silent Games Night at CSCDHH and Auburn High School. See flyer.

Sunday, March 10th

- The 5th Avenue Theatre presents 42nd Street - a tribute to the most "naughty, bawdy, gaudy, sporty" street of them all. 42nd Street tells the classic story of backstage Broadway: a hard-nosed director trying to make a comeback discovers a fresh, innocent chorus girl who, when the leading lady can't go on, steps in to save the show. The ASL interpreted performance begins at 7:30pm. Call 5th Avenue for more ticket information at (206) 625-1418.

Friday, March 15th

- The North Seattle Family Center (13540 Lake City Way NE, Seattle) presents American Sign Language Play Time, a monthly play time that provides a safe environment for deaf or hearing toddlers/preschool aged children with deaf or hearing parents. ASL is the primary language used and all levels of ASL are welcome. The play time will be held from 9:30am until 11:00am and is free to all participants. ASL Play Time is facilitated by Sheryl Kool, MA/ABS. Call (206) 364-7930 or (206) 363-9210 TTY to register or for more information.

Weekend, March 15th - 17th

- American Sign Language Interpreting School of Seattle invites you to Silent Camp 1996 at Camp Orkila in Orcas Islands, San Juans. Activities planned included signing nature walks, storytelling, and a deaf panel. Those with ASL 3 skills or better will benefit greatly from the opportunity of total immersion in ASL for the entire weekend. Supervision required for those under 18 years of age or unable to exercise judgment. The cost to attend is $100, with SSP's, who are registered, attending free; children rates are available. No refunds after March 1st. Send check to ASLIS, PO Box 31468, Seattle, WA 98103. For more information, call ASLIS at (206) 525-1030 V/TTY.

Saturday, March 16th

- Billy Seago, a well-known performer of stories for the deaf, will present "Stories In Sign" at the Edmonds Library (650 Main St., Edmonds) at 10:00am. The performance is free, open to the public, and will be interpreted for the hearing. Seago focuses on the creative use of sign language, and invites audience participation. For more information, call (206) 771-1933.

- Kids of Deaf Adults (KODA) hosts a presentation by Julia Petersen, a deaf mental health professional who specializes in working with children, will be discussing issues faced in bicultural families. The workshop is from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at CSCDHH. Cost is free for KODA members and $3 for non-members. For more information, call Kellie McComas-Ramey at (206) 487-4816 TTY.

Weekend, March 16th - 17th

- Inclusion Ministry of the Archdiocese of Seattle presents a workshop by Fr. Rich Luberti, who has worked with various Deaf communities in the US and around the world.

The workshop, followed by a potluck dinner, will be Saturday from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm at Roanoke House (2601 Broadway E, Seattle). The potluck will be held St. Patrick's Church basement (2702 Broadway E, Seattle). On Sunday, Fr. Luberti will giving a signed Mass at St. Patrick's Church from 10:00am - 11:00am. Registration cost is $5 per person (mail-in) and $7 (at door); interpreters free. Send registration fee to Jenine Howser, 10014 5th Ave. NE #106, Seattle, WA 98125. For more information call (206) 523-7102 TTY.

Monday, March 18th

- CSCDHH Board Meeting at CSCDHH at 6:00pm.

Wednesday, March 20th

- SHHH - Eastside Chapter will have guest speaker, Tim Burchall of the H.E.L.P. Assistive Audio Store discussing TTYs. The meeting will be at the Bellevue Library (1111 110th Ave. NE, Bellevue) and begins at 7:00pm. For questions or more information, call (206) 248-2680 TTY.

Thursday, March 21st

- The Western Assistive Technology Center will be have a Spring Social and Forum at WCCD (4649 Sunnyside Ave. N #204, Seattle). The informational and social gathering will provide information on the various programs in assistive technology in the area and provide networking opportunities with assistive technology professionals. Those attending need to RSVP or request accommodations by Tuesday, March 19th by calling Tom Baroch at (206) 632-1212 or (800) 859-8352 V/TTY.

March 21st - 31st

- The Seattle Fringe Theater Festival will be offering six ASL interpreted performances for their 1996 season. See Page 10 for more details.

Monday, March 25th

- Seattle Arts and Lectures presents Doris Kearns Goodwin, a prize-winning political biographer who has chronicled the lives of presidents, their families, and their roles in history. Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream; The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys; and No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front During World War II are a few of the books written by Goodwin.. The lecture will begin at 7:00pm at the 5th Avenue Theatre (1308 5th Ave., Seattle).

An ASL interpreter will be provided with two weeks notice. Call Seattle Arts and Lectures at (206) 621-2230 or (206) 621-2301 Fax for ticket information.

Saturday, March 30th

- The National Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf presents the Lavender High School Prom from 7:00pm to 12 midnight at CSCDHH. See Page 10 for more details.

Future Events

Weekend, May 24th - 26th

- The Washington State Society for Deaf Children presents the 12th Annual Statewide Conference on Childhood Deafness at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. Both kids' and adults' programs are scheduled including keynote speakers, workshops, exhibits, and entertainment. For more information, contact Despo Varkados (360) 418-4357; or Mildred Johnson (206) 524-1869.

- Lavender High School For The Deaf Prom: Deaf GLOW Fundraiser

Have you ever fantasized of dressing up as one of the characters from your old high school? One of the teachers from home economics, leather shop, printing shop, houseparent, nurse, cheerleader, football player, nerd student, or PTA president. You can have the opportunity to act this out at the Lavender High School for the Deaf Prom at CSCDHH on Saturday, March 30th from 7:00pm until midnight.

The Junior Class sponsor, Mrs. Chun (played by Jer Loudenback, the Prom's creative force) says that it will be the best prom ever because of the Junior students' creativity and skyrocketing energy. This prom will be decorated in pink and purple along with school mascots, Flashy Flamingos. The Junior students (portrayed by Northwest Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf) are raising money for Deaf Gays and Lesbians of West (GLOW) Conference which will be held in Seattle in July 1996. The prom is open to anyone of different lifestyles: deaf, hearing, straight, gay/lesbians, white, black, green, and so on. The high school principal, Karen Atwood, encourages you to get something out of your closet and dress up as anything that makes your heart content. You deserve to have fun after you worked so hard in your school.

Refreshments, catered by Melissa Flynn, and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.

Tickets can be purchased for $10 per person (via mail) or $15 per person (at the door). You can purchase tickets from any Deaf GLOW Committee member or send money order/check (payable to NWRAD) to NWRAD/1996 Deaf GLOW, 15405 Des Moines Memorial Drive #B303, Seattle, WA 98148-2576. So come as your high school fantasy and help support this worthy cause - and have fun!!!

For more information, contact Karen Atwood at (206) 241-8404 TTY, (800) 833- 6384 Voice Relay, (206) 431-9660 Fax, or

- Cider House Rules, Part 1
Based On The Book By John Irving

The Seattle Repertory Theater is proud to offer a "Shadow Interpreted" perforance of the Cider House Rules, Part One. The interpreters will be on stage moving with the actors, not off to the side. Come join us for a new and exciting theater experience!

The Cider House Rules is a story about life in an hospital/orphanage. Dr. Larch is a lonely and eccentric doctor. Unhappy pregnant women can come and either deliver their babies into the caring hands of the orphanage or terminate their pregnancies with the gentle help of Dr. Larch. The good doctor's world abruptly changes when Homer Wells is born. Homer seizes the hearts of the doctor and his two oddball nurses. But as Homer grows into a man, he finds himself torn by the work of his adopted father.

The interpreted performance is a benefit for the Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, to be performed at:
Poncho Forum at the Seattle Repertory Theater
Seattle Center, 155 Mercer Street
March 31 at 1:30 PM

Tickets available at CSCDHH, (206) 322-4996 V/TTY
Tickets are $15.00 each
Nat Wilson, Deaf Consultant
Interpreters: Dave Morrison and Karee Wardrop
Wheelchair accessible
Assistive Listening Devices
Limited seating (133 seats total)
Deaf community event!

- Spring Bingo! presented by Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
held at CSCDHH facility
1609 19th Avenue, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 322-4996
Saturday, April 27, 1996 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Come at 6:00pm to buy Bingo cards, a Marker, and some snacks and drinks
First Bingo Game will begine at 6:30pm sharp.

Bingo Cards:
$10.00 for 12 games
$1.00 each for 3 special games (option)
$1.00 for a bing marker or bring your own

If you have questions, please contact J. Beechinor, Chairperson 771-4963/tty (evenings)

15 Prizes - All Cash!!

For SSPs, please contact CSCDHH at 322-4996 by April 12th.

- Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Presents
Community Emergency Education Program's

911 Education Workshops

The Community Emergency Education Program will be offering 911 education workshops this spring at CSCDHH. These workshops will focus on how 911 works and how to use it more effectively. Separate workshops will be offered for various groups in the community, focusing on the specific needs of that particular group. The following is a list of times and dates for the workshops:

Deaf Community - Friday, April 12, 7:00-9:00 pm
Deaf-Blind Community - Friday, April 26, 6:00-9:00 pm
Hard of Hearing/ Late Deafened - Friday, May 3, 7:00-9:00 pm

The workshops are 2-3 hours long and will focus on areas such as how 911 works, what is considered a 911 emergency, procedures for calling 911, what to do when all lines are busy, what to do in the event of a disaster, and where to file complaints regarding 911 services. We will also introduce the Buddy System Volunteer Sign-Up, which will enable you to connect with your local 911 center and practice with the 911 center dispatchers. We will discuss solutions to specific problems that each community experiences.

All community members are encouraged to attend. Workshops will also be offered in other areas of the state. Watch for this and other community center's newsletters for details.

For more information, contact Janel Stromme or Christine Buchholz at (206) 322-4996


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