Monday, October 27, 2014

Blessing Nite by Sign of Love November 7

ASL-VRI Community Forum by Cyracom in Tucson November 1

DeafNation Expo in Phoenix AZ March 7, 2015

March 7, 2015 – Phoenix, AZ 
Arizona Exposition and State Fairgrounds
Exhibit Building
1826 W. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85007 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mozzeria is coming to Phoenix! October 29

Mozzeria is coming to Tempe at AAT! October 29

The Benefits of Deaf Interpreters

Original YouTube Link:

Retrieved from NCIEC website: 

A Deaf Interpreter is a specialist who provides interpreting, translation, and transliteration services in American Sign Language and other visual and tactual communication forms used by individuals who are Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and Deaf-Blind. As a Deaf person, the Deaf Interpreter starts with a distinct set of formative linguistic, cultural, and life experiences that enables nuanced comprehension and interaction in a wide range of visual language and communication forms influenced by region, culture, age, literacy, education, class, and physical, cognitive, and mental health. These experiences coupled with professional training give the Deaf interpreter the ability to successfully communicate across all types of interpreted interactions, both routine and high risk. NCIEC studies indicate that in many situations, use of a Deaf Interpreter enables a level of linguistic and cultural bridging that is often not possible when hearing ASL-English interpreters work alone.

Currently, Deaf Interpreters work most often in tandem with hearing interpreters. The Deaf-Hearing interpreter team ensures that the spoken language message reaches the Deaf consumer in a language or communication form that he or she can understand, and that the Deaf consumer’s message is conveyed successfully in the spoken language.

For more information, go to:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

OC Movie in Surprise October 12 & 15

Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY
Sunday, October 26 @ 3:10pm & Wednesday, October 29 @ 7:40 pm

Carmike Cinema Surprise 
            13649 North Litchfield Rd
Surprise, AZ 85379

Special Red Carpet Screening of No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie November 22

OC Movie in Scottsdale October 28 & 30


Tuesday October 28 at 1:30PM  & Thursday October 30 at 4:30PM

UltraLuxe Scottsdale Pavilions 11
9090 East Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Deaf Cactus News Seeking Help

Deaf Cactus News is seeking help!

We are in need of people that are reliable and knowledgeable with blogging. 
Additionally need someone who is savvy with Facebook and other social media programs.   
Estimated time to contribute is 3 to 4 hours a week.  
This is a non-paying volunteer opportunity. 

If interested, please email us at 
expressing interest with your contact information.  

Thank you,

Deaf Cactus News Correspondents  

PDWO & Deaf Bridge Social Event at Papago Brewery October 25

AzRID General Meeting October 25

Arizona Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (AzRID) General Membership Meeting
Saturday October 25, 2014   9:00am - 12:00pm

The meeting will be at ACDHH Board Room  100 North 15th Ave Suite 104 Phoenix, AZ 85007.

Members, please come to have your say and vote in what we do as well as be informed!

Will have breakfast and coffee!

General Membership Meeting Agenda 10-25-14:

1. Introductions/Call to Order/Quorum...
2. Approval of Minutes
3. Officer’s Report
4. New Business
5. Adjournment

Look forward to seeing you there!

DDO 2nd Annual Halloween Costume Party October 26

Deaf Day Out (DDO) 2nd Annual Halloween Costume Party  
Sunday October 26  4pm - 10pm
4207 N. 75th. Avenue, Phoenix AZ  85033

Bring potluck dish to share.  We will have refreshments, dancing, face painting, and fun!

For more information, go to:

Deaf Deaf World Event Volunteer Help Needed

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Oktoberfest 2014: Watch 2 Videos...Enjoy!

Arizona Deaf Senior Citizens Coalition's Fundraiser
Phoenix, Arizona * October 4, 2014

Click the links to open and watch the videos

PDCC Closed: October 25 to November 3

PAD Seeking Landscaper & Custodian


On behalf of Phoenix Association of the Deaf, We have two (2) open position for job.

1. Landscaping (1 time a month - a flat rate)

2. Custodian (Up to 6 time a month - a flat rate)

 - ASL
 - Drug Free
 - Dependable
 - Must have own transportation

Till the position(s) filled

If interested, we will have job interview this coming Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. or set up an appointment.

For more information or questions, please email me at or or VP me at 480 559 9311 and leave message.

Larry DeVenny
PAD President

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Upcoming Events This Weekend: October 17-19

Friday to Sunday, October 17-19
*Camelback Church of Christ Deaf Ministry
Fall Deaf Revival “The Desert Experience”

Saturday, October 18
*PDSD: Alumni Fundraising Car Wash in Glendale
*VCD: Deaf Comedian CJ Jones Show in ASL in Tempe
*Celebration of Life: Charles Krampe in Phoenix
*Deaf Night at Fear Farm in Phoenix
*Women’s Self Defense Class in Scottsdale

For details/information go to Deaf Cactus News
Facebook (or blog: )

FYI: There are many other events planned already
In future…mark the new dates on your calendar!

AAT Appreciation Luncheon October 11, 2014

Apache ASL Trails Appreciation Luncheon 
in Honor of Doris Krampe and in Memory of Charles Krampe

Watch the video the link:

Thanks to John "JJ" Jacobs for the video! 

This coming Saturday, October 18 there will be a
 Click the link below to open and read the flyer:

2014 BMHH Award to Apache ASL Trails...Congratulations!

2014 Brian Mickelsen Housing Hero Award (September 12, 2014)

On September 12, 2014 at the 11th annual Arizona Housing Forum, the Forum presented Erich Schwenker with the 2014 Brian Mickelsen Housing Hero Award for Innovative Supportive Housing Program in recognition of Cardinal Capital's Apache ASL supportive housing project in Tempe, Arizona. This award recognizes creative programs and services that provide outstanding housing, related support and resources to individuals.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ASDB Board Meeting Thursday October 16

Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (ASDB) Board Meeting
Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
Career and Technical Education Building, Rooms 160/161 at the ASDB Tucson Campus
1200 W. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, Arizona.

Meeting Agenda:

Watch ASDB Board Meeting Live Online:

Last Chance to get your ticket for CJ Jones!!! October 18

Sorenson Town Hall October 23

PAD's 1st Annual Snowman Party December 25

Monday, October 13, 2014

Celebration of Life: Charles Krampe October 18

Deaf Night at Fear Farm October 18

Deaf Night Event returns to Fear Farm!!!

Saturday October 18 at 7pm - 12am

Featuring five terrifying haunted houses and Phoenix's largest corn maze

Admission: $20 for ticket, included Fast pass. (Value $38.99)

Haunted Attractions:
-Chainsaw Mayhem
-Undead (all-new!)
-The Descent
-Mouth of Madness (all-new!) 
-Legends: La Llorona (all-new!)

Women's Self Defense Class with ASL Interpreter October 18

Arizona Fall Deaf Revival October 17-19

Arizona Fall Deaf Revival @ Camelback
"The Desert Experience"
Preacher : Jose Abenchuchan

Friday from 6pm to 9 pm
Saturday from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Lunch provided
Sunday from 9 am to 1pm donuts and coffee before class and potluck after worship

Van shuttle  will provide ride from AAT for the weekend.  Daycare provide as well. More information contact Mark below

Camelback Church of Christ Deaf Ministry
Contact Mark Lowenstein for more information 

AzRAD 1st Holiday Party December 13, 2014

Pah! 2014 Oktoberfest Pictures Are Ready! See Them in the Video!

2014 Oktoberfest 

Click the link below to see the beautiful pictures taken by Sarah Robis Photography:

2014 Oktoberfest Committee
From left to right:
Sean Furman, Donna Leff, Alvin Leff, Mark Tauscher, Lisa Hassell, Ivanito Maldonado,
Carol Newman, Mary Sue Case, Mel Westlake, Tara Kandel

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Most Gracious Thanks to 2014 Oktoberfest Sponsors!

Donna Leff, Chair and Ivanito Maldonado, Assistant Chair

Saturday, October 11, 2014

OC Movie in Scottsdale October 14 & 16

Tuesday, October 14 @ 3:45 pm, Thursday, October 16 @ 3:45 pm

UltraLuxe Scottsdale Pavilions 11

9090 East Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

OC Movie in Surprise October 12 & 15

Sunday, October 12 @ 4:45 pm & Wednesday, October 15 @ 7:45 pm

Digiplex Surprise IMAX
13649 North Litchfield Rd
Surprise, AZ 85379 

Northern Arizona Deaf Expo Pictures Saturday, October 11


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Get Your Tickets to see CJ Jones October 18

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training November 14 - 16

Video: AzAD seeking people for VRI Committee

Original YouTube Link:

Video: Deaf Deaf World Event Volunteers Needed

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CSD: Video Interpreting Public Service Announcement

Original YouTube Link:

Oktoberfest Dirndls, Lederhosens and Aprons For Sale!

2014 Oktoberfest Dancers

 Oktoberfest Dirndls and Lederhousens (Pink) For Sale!
ATTENTION: These clothes/costumes are sewed and made in USA (not in Germany) by a wonderful Deaf lady...these clothes were worn only once at 2014 Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 4.
Lederhousen...Waist under belly button 46" Shirt: Large
Dirndl...Bust 31 1/2" Waist 28/29"
Interested to buy? Email:
**Reasonable prices can be negotiated***Specific Order: PINK***

Oktoberfest Dirndls and Lederhousens (Green) For Sale!
ATTENTION: These clothes/costumes are sewed and made in USA (not in Germany) by a wonderful Deaf lady...these clothes were worn only once at 2014 Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 4.
Lederhousen...Waist under belly button 34" Shirt: Small
Dirndl...Bust 38" Waist 37"
Interested to buy? Email:
**Reasonable prices can be negotiated***Specific Order: GREEN***

First Come, First Serve to Grab Your Choice of Aprons