Friday, December 19, 2014

The Mar:vel Experience: Interpreted for Deaf (See Dates)

http://www.fox10phoenix.com/story/27667133/2014/12/18/the-marvel-experience-opens-at-salt-river-fields

FOX10 Phoenix 
December 19, 2014
 
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - It's the moment super hero fans have been waiting for; the new Marvel Experience out at Salt River Fields is now open to the public.

If you've driven by there you've probably seen it. The entire thing sits on 3 acres and includes 3-D exhibits, and a 4-D motion ride.

FOX 10 Photojournalist Joe Tillman was the only local journalist to get a new peak inside The Marvel Experience.

The experience runs through January 3, tickets are close to $35.00 for adults, kids 6 and under are free.

THE MARVEL EXPEREINCE

Do you have show times for the deaf?

TMX will provide interpreters for certain show times. The following entry times for the Phoenix tour stop will be available for those who are deaf and require an interpreter.
Sunday, December 21st. 6:00pm
Tuesday, December 23rd. 7:00PM
Sunday, December 28th. 4:00PM
Tuesday, December 30th. 7:00PM

Please meet the sign language interpreter inside the entrance area, next to the "Recruit Registration Area" 15 minutes prior to your entry time. The interpreter will be wearing a "Sign Language USA" badge.

FREQUENCY ASKED QUESTIONS:  http://themarvelexperiencetour.com/faq/

LOCATION:
Salt River Fields at Talking Sticks
7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Scottsdale, Arizona


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Message from President of PAD: December 20

Greeting:

Date: Saturday, December 20, 2014 
Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Where: Phoenix Association of the Deaf
            1545 W. Osborn Road
            Phoenix, Arizona 85015

Doing what?
- Set up Everything for Christmas Party
- Pack up bags for Deaf People's needs
- Wrap up the gifts for Children, Ladies, and Guys
- Many More

Who come? Volunteers - You ???

What we need?
SMALL CLOTH RAGS
CLOTHES DETERGENTS
PAPER TOWELS
TOILET PAPERS
WOMEN'S NEEDS
SHAMPOO/CONDITIONER
SOAPS
TOOTHPASTE
TOOTHBRUSH
DEODORANT (FOR MEN/WOMEN)
RAZORS (FOR MEN/WOMEN)
SHAVE CREAM (FOR MEN/WOMEN)
CLOTHES FOR CHILDREN
TOYS FOR CHILDREN
GIFTS FOR WOMEN OR MEN
BLANKETS

ANY KIND OF DRY FOODS ....

ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERN, PLEASE EMAIL ME AT INFO@PADINC.ORG 
OR VP ME AT 480 559 9311

THANKS

Open Caption Movie in Scottsdale December 23

Tuesday, December 23rd @ 1:30 PM

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

First Annual Snowman Party December 25


Celebrate Christmas with St. Stephens Dec. 24, 25, 28

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
2310 North 56th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Special Announcement from DCN


After six and half amazing years (May 2008 to December 2014), with heavy hearts, we are letting you all know that the Deaf Cactus News (DCN) blog site will close after December 31, 2014. No new posts or announcements will be made after January 1st, 2015.

DCN correspondents Donna & Sean will be starting a new chapter in their lives and have decided it was time to cease Deaf Cactus News blog site. We like to extend a special heartfelt thanks to all readers who give us positive feedback and support us throughout the past 6 years. It has been a great run and now is the time for us to move on to new adventures.

Have the merriest and joyful holidays!

Donna & Sean

PDWO Holiday Luncheon on December 13 Deadline to RSVP is December 11


Audition for The Vagina Monologues on December 16 & 17




Video by Dyan Sue & Kim Minard

The Vagina Monologues 

Presented by  Deaf Bridge  & Phoenix Deaf Women Organization 

The shows will be on February 20th and 21st at 7 pm!

Tickets: $20 in advance and $25 at door

The Dome at Phoenix College
834 W. Osborn, Phoenix


AUDITIONS on December 16th and 17th at 5 to 8 pm

2nd floor at DEC, 5025 E. Washington St, Phoenix...

If interested in getting involved (stage manager, crew, interpeter please contact us at 
vdayphx2015@gmail.com 

#vaginasigna

Article: Deaf actor from Mesa directs first movie


Deaf actor from Mesa directs first movie

Mesa native Troy Kotsur, who was born deaf and dreamed of directing movies, recently debuted his first film, "No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie."

For full article, click on link below: 

TWO Special Workshops by ACDHH January 24





Monday, December 1, 2014

Traffic Survival & Defensive Driving School December 6 & January 17









Traffic Survival School (8 hour course) on December 6, 2014


Arizona Golf Resort


425 S Power Rd.


Mesa, AZ 85206


7:30am-4:30pm










Defensive Driving School on January 17, 2015


Fairfield Inn and Suites


2520 N Central Ave


Phoenix, AZ  85004


7:30am-12:30pm


For more information: contact:



Michelle Riedel


TRAFFIC SCHOOL MANAGEMENT SERVICES LLC


602-431-0707

Know Your Rights & Empowerment in Phoenix Saturday December 6



PAD's 1st Annual Snowman Party December 25


Christmas Fun Nite by Sign of Love December 5

Friday, November 28, 2014

OC Movie Showing in Scottsdale & Surprise Nov 30 - Dec 4


SCOTTSDALE


HORRIBLE BOSSES 2

Tuesday December 2 at 2:00pm
Thursday December 4 at 4:30pm



UltraStar Scottsdale Pavilions
9090 East Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250


SURPRISE


DUMB AND DUMBER TO

Sunday, November 30 @ 1:30 pm & Wednesday, December 3 @ 7:30 pm

Digiplex Surprise IMAX
13649 North Litchfield Rd
Surprise, AZ 85379 


Employment Opportunity with ACDHH Deadline to Apply December 6



Deadline to apply is December 6, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from DCN


DEAF CACTUS NEWS 
WISHES YOU ALL A

Deaf Cactus News will be on a mini-break Thursday until early next week!  
Have a GREAT & safe Thanksgiving!

PAD hosting FREE Thanksgiving Dinner & Card Games November 27

Greeting:

Good Morning, We are hosting the free thanksgiving dinner for our members and our friends at Phoenix Association of the Deaf, 1545 W. Osborn Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85015. You can bring anything you want to, otherwise just show up and be part of us all. We open door at 10 a.m.

We also have Thanksgiving Dinner Card Games which is ten dollars. We will start at 12 p.m. then doing the second round for same amount.

We will also play table pool darts, and other kind of games.

Come and join us.

Cordially,
Larry
480 559 9311
President@padinc.org


Video by DHN: Super Deafy Inspires Arizona Communities


Original Link:  http://youtu.be/lRBLC6lI_k4

PAD Seeking Volunteers Saturday November 29



VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR HOLIDAY DECORATION

WHEN: SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 29, 2014

WHERE: PHOENIX DEAF COMMUNITY CENTER
1545 W. OSBORN ROAD
PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85015

TIME: 9 A.M. TO ????

FREE DONUTS / COFFEE / HOT CHOCOLATE

GOT ANY HOLIDAY DECORATION YOU NOT WANT? 
DONATE TO PAD/PDCC ... 
BRING THEM ON THAT DAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2014.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL -

QUESTIONS? EMAIL US AT INFO@PADINC.ORG 
WANT VP? 480 559 9311

Thursday, November 20, 2014

5th Annual Silent Sleigh December 4


Job Fair for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Friday November 21


Employment Opportunities:Educational Staff Interpreter


Educational Staff Interpreter (35 up to 40 hours per week)  - Peoria Unified School District


Position Title:  Educational Staff Interpreter                 Job Code: H – 5111B

Department:     Special Education                             

Supervisor:      Director of Special Education
 
Term of Employment:  Full time, 9 months (Benefit Eligible)
 
Salary Classification:   15 

Job Summary:  Provide voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice interpretive communication services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing staff, as well as other parties in an educational setting, and other settings in and out of the district that require the services of a sign language interpreter.  The Interpreter may work in tandem with contract interpreters when necessary.

Essential Functions:  Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include, but are not limited to, the following tasks, duties, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents in this class.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES generally include the following.  Other duties may be assigned:
  • Provide interpreting services for staff member(s) in need of interpreting services during a work day in the educational environment, including, but not limited to:
    • Individual educational plan meetings (IEP),
    • 504 plans,
    • Staff meetings,
    • Facilitate communication during Deaf teacher’s direct instruction with students,
    • Staff development meetings, and
    • Any other daily interactions involving the Deaf staff member where interpretation is necessary.
  • Assist with Arranging team interpreting for functions requiring multiple interpreters
  • Interact with students, staff, parents and public in a professional matter.
  • Participates in continuing education courses and workshops
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
  • Interpretation between English and American Sign Language
  • Understanding and utilizing a variety of communication modes
  • Gathering and summarizing data
  • Organization and planning
  • District Policies, procedures, and programs
  • Agency or program rules, regulations, and operating procedures
  • Professional Code of Conduct/Ethics for interpreters
  • Techniques for communicating non-verbally by using body language , mime, facial expression, gesture, and cues
  • Office practices, procedures, and related software
  • Knowledge of applicable Federal, state, county and city statutes, rules, policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of applicable grants management
  • Knowledge of applicable Peoria Unified School District and departmental policies and procedures
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • RID Certification
  • Valid Arizona State Interpreter license: General
  • Extensive work-related skill and experience
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be able to pass background check including a fingerprint background check
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • May be required to work outside normal working hours
  • Must have at the time of application and must maintain a valid Arizona driver's license
To Apply for this, go to:

FREE ASL Classes November 24


Christmas Fun Nite by Sign of Love December 5


Northwest Deaf Senior Social on December 16 Deadline is December 5


Video: Kickstarter for "Rigged Game" in ASL




Monday, November 17, 2014

Order Online for Your Tickets to SuperDeafy Event!


Order tickets online at 
http://www.azadinc.org/home/movie/

Deadline to order online is Saturday November 22nd by 10am! 

AzRAD Holiday Party Update!!


Congratulations to PAD New Board of Directors

Greeting:

Please welcome our PAD's new 2015 - 2015 Board of Directors:

President: Larry DeVenny
Vice President: James Allen
Secretary: Albert Couthen
Treasurer: Patsy Orlando

Board Chairperson: Mark King
4 Board of Directors:
Ivanito Maldonado
Jeff Stone
Donald Cox
Frank Cruz

Please RSVP your date for January 10, 2015 at 1 p.m. We will be having our general meeting and OATH for our new PAD Board of Directors.

Sincerely,
Larry DeVenny
PAD President
2013 - 2014
2015 - 2016

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

GET Your Ticket for The SuperDeafy Movie November 22


Workshop: Pro-tactile: the DeafBlind Way November 15


Workshop: How to Beat Obstacles in the Film Industry November 23


AzRAD Holiday Party on 12/13/14 Deadline for Early Bird is November 15!




 Deadline for early bird is by November 15th!!!  

Any questions, please email me back at  

PAD General Meeting & Election November 15


Greeting:

We will have a general meeting and election for 2015-2016.



When: This coming Saturday - November 15, 2014

Time:  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:  Phoenix Deaf Community Center, 1545 W. Osborn Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85015



Election:
9 Board of Directors, included President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer

Interesting in being one of 9 Board of Directors - please show up  and let our Vice President, Tom Buell know as he will be our Election Chairperson.



We also will have AWESOME THANKSGIVING DINNER PARTY with awards at 5 p.m.
$15 for Members
$20 for Non-Members



To join PAD Member for November and December 2014 is $1.00 plus $10.00 for Jan to Dec 2015.

If you have questions - please do not hesitate to contact me at info@padinc.org or president@padinc.org or VP at 480 559 9311.



Come on over and Join US!

Sincerely,
Larry DeVenny


Northwest Deaf Senior Social November 18

Northwest Deaf Senior Social (NWDSS)
For 50+ years young
(Spouse younger than 50 is welcome!!)

Surprise Senior Center
Villanueva Recreation Center (Gym)
15660 N. Hollyhock Street
Surprise, AZ


  Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
10 AM to 4 PM

*** Admission Donation:  $1.00 per person ***

Christmas Bazaar

Babb Works, LLC
Billy Babb will sell his metal works.
Personal check & Cash will be accepted.

MYFGDESIGNS
Diane Kilthau will sell her jewelry.
Personal check, Cash & VISA will be accepted

TCDesigner
Tom Crowell will sell his pendants.
Personal check & Cash will be accepted.

Christmas Novelty
Josie Coodsy will sell her novelties.
Personal check & Cash will be accepted

Elin's Christmas Lighted Glass Bottle / Crafts
Elin Dannis will sell her glass lighted bottles / crafts.
Cash Only



Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 PM  
Bring your own bag & drinks


Crazy 8 Game
 
MUST RSVP to Grace Gallaway: wmgrace88@aol.com
Deadline Sunday, Nov. 16th

  Card games will be played from 11:00 to 3:45 PM

 Raffle Tickets  

Chairperson, Norbert Enos

PAD Recognizing Volunteers!!!

Greeting

On behalf of PAD Board of Directors, please take a moment to thank - hand waving - hand waving to our amazing and awesome volunteers for our PAD Renovation who did the most hard and dirty job but got the job completely in time to welcome our deaf community to PAD. Without those volunteers, we would be lost! Hand Waving - Hand Waving to those below names:

James & Kathy Allen
Teddy & Tiffany Hall
Jeff & Deb Stone
Russ & Sandi Bye
Mark & Melanie King
Mark & Ivanito Tauscher
Farley Turkin
Leroy MacManagle
Albert Couthen
Alvin Leff
Sophia Stone
Don Cox
Dianne Cote
Jamie Huffman
Rolph Foster
Donna Kallenberger
Zach Rubeck

And - Thank for three large sponsor to make it all possible to make PAD look much better and beautiful as our 2nd home sweet home - DEAF CLUB!!! (Without those sponsors - we won't be able to get what we really need and want.

Arizona Deaf Senior Citizen Coalitions
Greater Phoenix Deaf Seniors Citizens
PAD - Deaf Lesbian Festival
PAD - ROJO Volunteers

Sadly - Its not over - We need more sponsors/donation to reach our dream to see the beautiful landscaping and parking lot - Let's continuing our volunteer, sponsors, donation and many more.

For more information - see us at General Meeting on this coming Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Again, Hand Waving to our amazing volunteers and sponsors.

Sincerely,
Larry DeVenny
PAD President

Thursday, November 6, 2014

OC Movie in Scottsdale November 11 & 13




NIGHTCRAWLER

Tuesday November 11 at 2:00PM  & Thursday November 13 at 4:45PM

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

OC Movie in Surprise November 9 & 12





FURY

Sunday November 9 @ 1:20pm  & Wednesday November 12 @ 7:20 pm

     Carmike Cinema Surprise 
  
  13649 North Litchfield Rd
Surprise, AZ 85379


Know Your Right & Empowerment by Eisenberg & Baum in Tucson December 4


Know Your Right & Empowerment by Eisenberg & Baum Saturday December 6


PDWO Holiday Luncheon December 13


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Interpreted Performance The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane November 9

CHILDSPLAY INC. PRESENTS  THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE 

By Dwayne Hartford, Adapted from the book by Kate DiCamillo

AGES 7 AND UP
Location: Tempe Center for the Arts Studio
Price: $12 - $25  Request preferential accessible seating for ASL interpretation
Sunday Nov. 9  1pm

ASL Interpreters: Judy Robbins and Dawn Schoenberger 

Last year’s breakout hit is back! With his handmade silk suits, wide array of hats and tiny gold pocket watch, Edward Tulane was the most exceptional toy in Abilene’s room. He was adored and he was happy. But then, one day, he was lost. Based on Newbery-winner Kate DiCamillo’s beloved book, Childsplay presents this breathtaking story of finding friendship, finding yourself, and eventually finding your way home. Follow Edward on a fantastical adventure worthy of literature’s greatest heroes. 


Social Card Game & ASL Film at PDCC November 8




Greetings:

We will have  Monthly Social Card Games

Date: November 8, 2014

Time: Door Open 8:30 a.m.
         Card Fly 12:00 p.m.

Cost: two five point zero zero

We will have ASL FILMS (Beyond of Embers) on same day. You can come before or after the Monthly Social Card Games. We start either 9:00 a.m. or 5:00 p.m. see our website: http://www.padinc.org/home/events/aslfilmsembers2014flyer.htm

Ticket cost $11.00 (No need to RSVP - just show up)

Please come and help with our Fundraising for PDCC Insurance Liability.

Any questions - please contact our Chairperson Russ Bye at rsbye09@gmail.com

Dancing with the Deaf Stars in Tucson November 8


Two workshops by VCD November 15