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Signing Circle on Wednesday, December 2 in Waimea

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Dear Signing Circle,

We are meeting Wednesday, December 2, from 1:45-3:00 p.m at the Food Court at Parker Ranch Shopping Center in Waimea.  We always meet on the first Wednesday of the month.

Time for some carefree ASL holiday fun!  For our next meeting, you don’t have to clean your house, cook a turkey, wash dishes, buy a tree, or string any lights.  Nope, December's meeting is our Third Annual BINGO game.   Just come ready to PLAY.   Is there an ASL sign for BINGO???

As always, our only rule is to try to keep our voices turned off during Signing Circle.  This motivates us to use ASL exclusively during our time together.  We can always use pen and paper, or finger spelling, and a great deal of pantomime when we hit a speed bump.  Funny misunderstandings are always a source of widespread giggles.


Anyone interested in using ASL, learning ASL, and practicing ASL are all welcome.  Some of us are hard of hearing, some are deaf, some are speaking, but we all share a love of ASL and a go…

Looking for volunteer video news blogger starting January 1 2016

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Best everyone,
For more than 2 years now I have enjoyed blogging about the latest news and events on the Big Island. For better communication, I am looking for someone who will work with me as a volunteer video blogger helping me update the latest news of Big Island events. This position starts on 1 January 2016. 
Let me know please ? 
Thijs 
thijsmvdberg@gmail.com 

Dengue Fever community meeting in Keaau on November 17

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The County of Hawaii will hold a public information meeting on Tuesday, November 17 to update residents on the dengue fever.


The public information meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 17 in the Keaau High School cafeteria. Two ASL interpreters will be available there.

Deaf Starbucks in Hilo on November 14 2015

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"Big Island Association for the Deaf" meeting on November 7th in Kamuela (Waimea)

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Signing Circle on Wednesday, 4 November in Waimea

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Dear Signing Circle,

We are meeting Wednesday, November 4, from 1:45-3:00 p.m at the Food Court at Parker Ranch Shopping Center in Waimea.

This meeting promises many Tricks and Treats.  We are going to play with idioms.  For example, which of the following idioms mean the same thing in ASL and English?  How do you sign them?

When it rains, it pours
That’s the way the cookie crumbles
I feel blue
Putting on the dog  (How did they ever come up with that one?  )

Likewise, which ASL idoms don’t translate into English?  For instance,  TRAIN GO SORRY.   Do you know the meaning of that one? 

Here is your mission- if you choose to accept it, start thinking about all of English and ASL idioms that you know. Bring your list on Wednesday. I warn you that once you start thinking about idioms it’s like eating one potato chip.  You can’t stop.  Idioms really give you a window into the soul of a culture. 








As always, our only rule is to try to keep our voices turned off during Signing Circle.  This motivates u…