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March 29, 2004


From: HLO/WRAD - Mar 29, 2004


Thursday April 1- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Gathering at Shakey's Pizza, 10340 Reseda Blvd, Northridge. A Fundraiser for WRAD/HLO. 5pm-9pm Come one, come all and bring friends too. We will meet there on the FIRST Thursday of the month. A fun evening to meet old and new friends.

Friday April 2- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Gathering at the Grove at Farmers Market in Los Angeles on Fairfax and 3rd Street from 6pm until 11pm . We will meet around the Coffee Bean venue next to the Farmer Market's Tower Clock. NOTE: This is the LAST event on the first FRIDAYS of the month as we will be meeting here on the first SATURDAYS of the month starting in May. ( Saturday May 1st, Saturday June 5th, Saturday July 3rd, etc)

Friday April 2- WRAD/HLO Coffee Night at Starbucks 540 Las Posas Road, Camarillo from 7:30pm until Closing time.

Saturday April 3- WRAD/HLO Coffee Night at Starbucks, 3429 Foothill Blvd, Pasadena. From 7:30pm until Closing time.

Monday April 5th- WRAD/HLO Pizza Night- Toppers Pizza, 3940 East Main St, Ventura, CA from 6-10pm

Tuesday April 6- WRAD/HLO Ice Cream Night- Ben and Jerry's, 5164 East Palm Ave, Burbank. From 7pm to 9pm

Thursday April 8- WRAD/HLO Pizza Night, Round Table Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance. From 6pm to 9pm

Saturday April 10- WRAD/HLO Coffee Social, Java N Jazz Coffee, 24300 Town Center Dr. Valencia . From 7pm to 11pm

Tuesday April 13- WRAD/HLO Ice Cream Night, Ben and Jerry's, 8301 Tampa, Northridge, CA. From 7pm to 9pm.

Wednesday APRIL 14, 2004: UKRAINIAN EASTER FESTIVAL, 1-5 pm, Ukrainian Culture Center, 4315 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles. Enjoy a special celebration of Ukrainian culture through arts and crafts exhibits, music and dance performances, along with the best Ukrainian food. Small donation at entrance is requested. For more information, call 323-665-3703, or look at the website at . [Recommended by Patrick Seamans, WRAD Chairman]

Wednesday April 14- WRAD/HLO Ice Cream Night, Cold Stone Creamery, 2950 Johnson Drive Ventura. 7pm to 10pm

Thursday April 15- WRAD/ HLO Pizza DHH Gathering. Vince Pasta and Pizza on Avenue S and 25th Street East, Palmdale. 5pm-9pm . We have two TV sets with closed captioning for your viewing.

Friday April 16- WRAD/HLO Gathering at Starbucks Coffee. 19758 Rinaldi St, Northridge. This is a BIG DHH event so do not miss it. 5pm to 11pm.

Saturday APRIL 17 AND Sunday the18th: CALIFORNIA POPPY FESTIVAL, 10am-6pm each day, Lancaster City Park, 43011 North 10th Street West, Lancaster. Admission: Adults = $6.00; Seniors and Children = $3.00; children under 5 free. Free Parking. For more information, see the website at . BRUCE GROSS WILL HOST THIS EVENT ON SUNDAY APRIL 18 at Lancaster City Park . Meet at 10:00-10:30am am in front of the Festival. Be sure to go to see the California poppy flowers after you visit the Festival along Lancaster Blvd about 6 miles west of the Festival. They are very beautiful and bring your camera!!!!! For more info contact Bruce Gross, WRAD/HLO Group Leader at

Saturday April 17 and Sunday April 18: SPRING 2004 ART WALK AT THE BREWERY ART COLONY- POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 2004.

Monday April 19- WRAD/HLO Pizza Night, Toppers Pizza Place, 111 West Gonzales Rd, Oxnard, CA. From 6pm to 10pm

Wednesday April 21- WRAD/HLO Ice Cream Night- 24415 Town Center Dr, Valencia, CA . From 7pm to 10pm

Thursday APRIL 22, 8am-2pm, 11TH ANNUAL 50+ FITNESS JAMBOREE AND EXPO, Griffith Park Ranger Station, 4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Griffith Park. This is an event for people who are 50 years old and older, with FREE activities including a health fair, massage booths, foot reflexology, enterainment, information on senior services, exercise demonstrations, refreshmens, and much more. Participants can also register for 1K and 5K walks. Celebrities will be there, too. See the website at .

Friday to Sunday April 23-25; Friday from 5pm-Midnight; Saturday and Sunday from noon to Midnight: SAN GABRIEL ANNUAL STREET FAIR AND CITY BIRTHDAY, The Historic San Gabriel Mission District, 425 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel. This is San Gabriel's birthday party in the historic Mission District, with a full carnival, street vendors, an art show and museum exibits, with activities that the whole family can enjoy! See the website at .

Saturday APRIL 24; 11 AM-3PM: 7TH ANNUAL ARBOR DAY FESTIVAL, Cheviot Hills Park and Recreation Center, 2551 Motor Avenue, West Los Angeles. Held in conjunction with the annual celebration of trees, this festival focuses on RAISING PUBLIC AWARENESS of the environmental importance of trees. Activities include demonstrations of tree and pole climbing, cross-cut and chainsaw use, hands-on arts and crafts with a nature theme, educational booths, a zoo-mobile, music, urban camping food and fun! See the website at .

SATURDAY APRIL 24, BEGINNING AT 7:30 AM: THE 27TH ANNUAL SIGN LANGUAGE AND INTERPRETER WORKSHOP AND FAIRE, El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90506. Something for Everyone! Workshops for Everyone! More NEW Workshops than ever before, and smaller class sizes. Special Luncheon Panel. Continuing Education Units available. EXHIBIT BOOTHS -- stock up on Sign Language Books, Videotapes, Gifts, Crafts and Jewelry! JOB FAIRE -- Looking for your first job or seeking new employment? Bring your resumes! Employers will be available on site! Registration begins at 7:30 am, with Registration, Shopping, Breakfast, and a Box Lunch Included! Sign Language Students, DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CONSUMERS, interpreting students, seasoned (experienced) interpreters, DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING AND HEARING EDUCATORS, and everyone else is invited and encouraged to participate! Come and enjoy the workshops, job recruitment opportunities, exhibitors and vendors, food and fun! Sponsored by ECC, RITC, Sorenson Media, and The El Camino Community College District. The El Camino Community College District is committed to providing EMPLOYMENT and EDUCATIONAL opportunities for individuals, REGARDLESS of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, HANDICAP (DISABILITY), age and Vietnam-era status. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL AND IT IS FULLY ACCESSIBLE TO ALL PERSONS WITH HEARING LOSS. For more information and to REGISTER, see the website at .
ATTENTION: The presentation for the Luncheon Session for this event is entitled "Demystifying Cochlear Implants: What Consumers Need in the Way of INTERPRETING." Individuals who use Cochlear Implants are encouraged to register for the Luncheon Session, especially.

The other Worskhops Sessions are:


"Deaf Culture/Folklore" by Michael Davis; "ASL Classifiers" by Margo Cienek; "ASL Storytelling" by Megg Davis; "ABC's of Fingerspelling" by Jerry Nichols; "ASL Signs You Won't Find in a Textbook" by Jeff Lenham; "ASL/English Grammar Comparison" by Kevin Struxness; "ASL Visualization" by Fred Gravatt; "Interpreting in Religious Settings" by Rob/Robbie Sutton; "ASL Register" by Caroline Preston Bass; "Conceptual Accuracy" by Barbie Gomez; "Video Relay Interpreting" by Daphne A. Hatrack Craft and S. Kay Vincent; "African American Interpreting" by Pat Mosley; "Interpreting for Deaf Children in Delicate Situations" by Rachel Postovolt; "ASL to English Interpreting: Cohesion, Genre and Reported Action" by Shelley Lawrence; "Deaf Culture Literacy (Part I)" by Allison Kale and Genie Gertz; "Advanced ASL Translation" by Michelle Banks; and "Advanced ASL Structure for Interpreters" by Cynthia Herbst.


"ASL Classifiers" by Margo Cienek; "Nonverbal Communication" by Michelle Banks; "In an Interpreting Career for You?" by Pauline Annarino; "ASL Signs You Won't Find in a Textbook" by Jeff Lenham; "ASL/English Grammar Comparison" by Kevin Struxness; "I"m Done With My ITP, Now What?" by JoAnn Madden; "interpreting in Religious Settings" by Rob/Robbie Sutton; "ASL Register" by Caroline Preston Bass; "Conceptual Accuracy" by Barbie Gomez; "Fingerspelling for Educational Interpreters" by Joyce Groode Linden; "Interpretng Computer Science Technology" by Dan Har and Soohoon Jeon; "Interpreting for the Asian Deaf Community" by Jan Nishimura; "Classroom Interpreting" by Duane Rumsey; "ASL to English Interpreting Cohesion, Genre and Reported Action" by Shelley Lawrence; "Deaf Culture Literacy (Part II)" by Allison Kale and Genie Gertz; and "Advanced ASL Structure for Interpreters."

NOTES: Workshop Schedules are Subject to Change. All Day Parking on the El Camino College Campus is $2.00. REQUESTS FOR REALTIME CAPTIONING OR OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE WORKSHOP COURSES MUST BE SUBMITTED WELL IN ADVANCE -- contact the Disability Programs and Services Office at El Camino College and/or RITC, 750 Terrado Plaza, #205, Covina, CA 91723. LATE registration at the door will be $75 and your choice of accommodations cannot be guaranteed if you register at the door.

April 25, 11am-6pm: THE LARGEST CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION IN THE WHOLE WORLD!! -- 15TH ANNUAL L.A. FIESTA BROADWAY!!. For people who wish to celebrate the Latino Cinco de Mayo festival, this festival will take place in Downtown Los Angeles on Broadway AND Hill AND Spring Streets -- IT'S HUGE! Sponsored by McDonald's, Albertson's, the City of Los Angeles and many other sponsors. The festival will feature MANY celebrities as well as local Latino entertainment. To see what will be happening, go to the website at or call (310) 914-0015. This is, once again, the LARGEST CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION IN THE WORLD.

For people who are not going to the L.A. Fiesta Broadway Cinco de Mayo celebration in downtown LA, here are two other events for April 25 in the San Fernando Valley...

Sunday April 25, 10:30 am-3:30 pm: SPRINGTIME IN THE JAPANESE GARDEN. The Japanese Garden, 6100 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys. $5.00 general admission; $4.00 seniors. This Spring Festival features cultural demonstrations of origami (Japanese paper folding), ikebana (Japanese flower arranging, karate, bonsai display, how to create flowers from recyclable materials, Japanese dance, and Sumi-e brush painting. Take time to stroll through the 6 1/2 acre authentic Japanese garden designed by Dr. Koichi Kawana and enjoy the peace, tranquility (calm) and the BEAUTIFUL VISUAL JAPANESE ARTS! For more information, see the website at . If you are going to the Japanese Garden, you can ALSO go to the next event, below, after visiting the Japanese Garden!

Sunday April 25, 10-6, THE VILLAGE AT SHERMAN OAKS, 4TH ANNUAL SPRING FESTIVAL. Ventura Blvd., between Van Nuys and Kester in Sherman Oaks. The Village at Sherman Oaks presents the 4th Annual Spring Festival, a fun filled day for the entire family! Vendors will showcase their many hand-made creations, live entertainment on two stages, an international food pavilion, rides, games, and a petting zoo for the enjoyment of the children. Free. See the website at or call (818) 771-5667 .

EVERY DAY, April 30 through May 2, 10am-10pm each day: CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION AT OLVERA STREET IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES. A celebration of Mexico's victory over the French forces in Puebla, Mexico in 1862, with popular and traditional music, cultural presentations, dance and food booths for everyone to enjoy. El Puebla Historical Monument, Placita Olvera, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles. See the website at