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

Original YouTube Link:

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

Original YouTube Link:

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


2014 Oktoberfest...Watch Five Videos! Enjoy!
Watch 5 Videos:
Click below to start the playlist

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

PDSD Alumni Car Wash Fundraiser October 18

Northwest Deaf Senior Social Tuesday October 21

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

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

  Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
10 AM to 4 PM
Halloween Party
Wear Costume

*** Donation:  $1.00 per person with costume

$2.00 without costume ***

Parade starts at 10:30 am for best costume with prize.

Crazy 8 Game

MUST RSVP to Grace Gallaway:

Deadline Sunday, Oct. 19th

Bring your brown bag and drinks

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 PM 
 Game and card games will be played from 11:00 AM to 3:45 PM

Raffle Tickets

Next social:
Nov. 18th  Holiday Bazaars
Dec. 16th  Holiday Party

Norbert Enos

PDWO General Meeting, Election & Purse Parade November 2

Dancing with the Deaf Stars November 8

PAD & GPDSC Meeting / Election & Thanksgiving Dinner Party November 15

Monday, October 6, 2014

Seeking Deaf Actor for Theatre Production of Mother Hicks TODAY October 7


Mesa Community College Theater Department is holding auditions for a production of "Mother Hicks".  There is one deaf character, and the director would like a Deaf actor for that role. The character is male, however the director is willing to cast a female actor.

In order to be eligible to participate in the production, the actor would be required to register for THP201, a 1-credit course.

Audition is Tuesday October 7th from 6:30-10:30pm in the Theater building on MCC Southern and Dobson campus (arrive by 9pm at the latest).  There will be interpreters provided.
Have questions or need more information, feel free to contact Cameo at

2014 Northern Arizona Deaf Expo & Social Night Event October 10 & 11

Original YouTube Link:


Deaf Night Out October 10

Deaf Night Out - Phoenix
Friday, October 10th, 2014  at 4pm
Moon Shine whiskey Bar and Grill 's
410 S. Mill Ave. Tempe, AZ 85282!menu/c21ei

Hope to see everyone so we can have a night of FUN!