Deaf Events

June, 2011 SCRID Member at Large Report

New Events:

8th Deaf Asia Festival – Saturday, June 11th, 8AM – 5 PM, at GLAD Free admission.

WRAD – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Day at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Water Park, Valencia CA, July 30, 2011, 10:0AM – 6PM, discounted tickets in advance for the WRAD group @ $21.50 per person. At the door = $23.50.  WRAD will have a booth near the entrance gate for late pick up orders and to sell “at the door” tickets from 10AM to 2PM.


1ST Deaf Interpreter Conference – (D.I.C.) Postponed from June, 2010. The new date is scheduled for sometime in 2011 to allow more time to plan it. The conference will take place at Gallaudet University. More information will follow.

WRAD Deaf Awareness Day – Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA – June 4, 2011 and  Chili’s Gathering of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Friends – WRAD Deaf Awareness Day- June 4, 2011 – Fundraiser – Opens 11 AM – Valencia (Santa Clarita), CA – Go anytime, and hopefully between 8 and 11:30 PM after the 6 Flags Magic Mountain Deaf Awareness Day event. Tell Chili’s you are with the WRAD group.

GLAD – 9th Annual Benefit Extravaganza at the House of Blues June 5th, 6PM – 10 PM Ken Paves hosts. Many TV, Movie and Music Stars to appear – More info –

The Deaf Interpreter Training is for a one week period, June 10-15, 2011, at Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID), Big Spring, Texas. The training is for individuals who are deaf and are interested in becoming a deaf interpreter, and for deaf interpreters who want to upgrade their interpreting skills. The sessions will provide an
environment in which participants can stretch their interpreting horizons and explore new approaches in this interpreter specialty area.  There will be two tracks: Introduction to Deaf Interpreting and Advanced Deaf Interpreter Training.   The cost of the course is $250 for Texas residents and $350 for persons who reside out of state; this cost includes room and board on campus for the week.    The training is approved for 4.3 (43 hours) BEI and RID CEUs.  For questions regarding the Deaf Interpreter Training, please contact

CAID – National Conference, June 20-22, 2011, Dallas/Fort Worth Texas area. For more info:    or contact: Keith Mousley –  or LKQuinsland –

WRAD Deaf Cruise – July 2, 2011 – July 9, 2011 to the Hawaiian Islands on the Pride of America Ship, a Norwegian Cruise Line.

RID – National Conference, July 17-22, 2011, Atlanta, Georgia

WRAD 2011 World Deaf Swimming Championships – August 6 – 13, 2011 – For more information:

CAD 50th Biennial Conference, August 11 – 14, 2011, California School for the Deaf, Freemont – More info:

CDI workshop on August 19-21 and 14 slots for the CDI written test will be offered on August 22 at St. Paul, Minnesota. More information will be available soon. Contact: Jimmy Beldon, CDI, MA –

Hawai`i’s HRID will host Region V’s RID and CDI conference on June 13 – 17, 2012 – More information to follow.

Deaf Nation World Expo 2012 – Las Vegas, Nevada – July 29-August 1st – More information:

On Going Gatherings:

Vince’s Pizza – Lancaster: Every first Thursday of the month
Shakey’s Pizza – Palmdale: Every second Thursday of the month
Starbucks – Porter Ranch: Every third Friday of the month

**If you know of any events that are not listed here or on the SCRID website and you think SCRID would be interested, please inform me or another board member so we may post it.  Thank you!  ~ Marlene Shanker, SCRID Member at Large