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Dragon Boating for the Deaf community

The dragon boat event is scheduled for Sunday, July 9 from 6p-8p.

We are located at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club 1366 Old Freeport Rd Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Our website:

Click this link for flyers!!  Dragon boat

What it is and how it works:  A dragon boat is a 40ft canoe. There are ten bench seats that hold 20 paddlers. It is led by a drummer who sits in the front and an oarsman who steers from the back. Dragon Boat racing began 2000 years ago in China and is now a sport played in all areas of the World. Paddlers range from one time team building events, to race teams, to serious paddlers that compete Internationally as part of Team USA.  Steel City Dragon Boat Association is a 501c3 organization that has been promoting dragon boat racing in Pittsburgh since 2005.

The event:   It is free.  You must be at least 10yrs of age. We will provide life jacket and paddle. Wear gym type clothes and shoes that can get wet from splashing. We have locker rooms if you want to change after the event. Please arrive on time, if not a few minutes early. Our team room is located inside the Fox Chapel Marine, in the same building as the Baja Grill. We will have you complete a waiver, or you can download one from our website and bring completed.  We will discuss safety. Then we will proceed to the dragon boats.  We will be out on the water for approximately one hour.  Feel free to bring a water with you. Afterwards we will laugh and chat and take pictures.  Snacks will be provided in the team room. Directions will be given in ASL directly from one of the Steel City Dragon’s members and also interpreters will be there for safety.


Erie Silent Club host Beach Party

Erie Silent Club host Beach Party.

Erie Silent Club Inc Beach party

Erie Silent Club Inc./Erie County Community Center for the Deaf, Inc.
3044 West 26th Street, Erie PA 16506
August 4, 2017 & August 5, 2017 – 64th Annual BEACH PARTY Weekend! 



Friday, August 4 – Clubhouse Opens – 6:00 PM 
$10.00 per person includes food 

Saturday, August 5– #10 Budney Beach
10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. at Presque Isle State Park • Erie, PA (rain or shine) 

Saturday – after the beach – clubhouse opens at 5:00 P.M.
$10.00 per person includes food 

Door prize give away begins at 10:00 pm – Must be present to win. 

Please note:
Children 15 years old and younger NOT Permitted at the clubhouse after 10:30 PM 
 Chinese auction, Raffle tickets and 50/50 

Dingo & 15 envelope 

Alcoholic Beverages are being sold on Friday and Saturday. 

 Mail Check or money order only Payable to:  
P.O. Box 9428 
 Erie, Pa. 16506 
Deaf Beach Party 




Friday__________ # person $10.00 

Saturday________# person $10.00 


RSVP Deadline : Monday July 25, 2017 

Questions: Contact – Marcia Siar   VP# 814-796-7329   
Come and have fun!


Erie Silent Club Host Pig Roast

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Here the Link for Flyer
  Where: Erie County Community Center for the Deaf / Erie Silent Club, Inc.
3044 West 26th Street, Erie, Pa. 16506
Time:  Clubhouse opens at 3:00 P.M.
Donation: $20.00 includes food – RSVP by June 30th
After June 30th CASH ONLY – $25.00
Dinner served:  5:00 P.M.

Chinese Auction!  Door Prizes!  Dingo!  15 Envelope!

Alcoholic Beverages will be available for purchase
For more information contact: Richard Siar 814-796-7329 (VP)
Money order ‘only’ payable to: ECCCD and mail to ECCCD, PO Box 9428, Erie, PA 16506
Name: __________________________________________________
address: _________________________________________________
City: _________________________________________ State: ________________ Zip: ________
Number of people ___________________  
Amount enclosed __________________________


Memorial of William “Jeff”. Hawk

Hello Everyone,

We the PAD Members are sadden that our beloved member of PAD and Officer of PAD passed away on Sunday February 12, 2017.

Please have a prayer for Renee M. Hess and River Forest Hawk.

We will have Memorial on Saturday February 18 at 1pm to 5pm at PAD.

We will be open at 12pm.


PAD will be open at 12 Noon on Saturday.
Want to let you know there will be 2 parking lots available for this Saturday Memorial. Plus park on Forbes Ave or Gist St.

Coming from Forbes Ave turn Left on Miltenberger St then Right on Watson St. Turn right into the Hurite Eye DR office Parking lot. If it Full stay on Watson street across Gist St, You will see parking lot on your left side you can park there as well. Parking lot will be available after 12 noon till 2am on sunday morning.

Coming from Fifth Ave turn Left on Miltenberger St then Left on Watson St. Turn right into the Hurite Eye DR office Parking lot. If it Full stay on Watson street across Gist St, You will see parking lot on your left side you can park there as well. Parking lot will be available after 12 noon till 2am on sunday morning.

Thanks Jeff

Here the Obituary of Jeff Hawk


ASL Showing at August Wilson Center

A comment from Chelsea Thokar

My name is Chelsea Thokar and I am the Marketing Fellow for Bricolage Production Company, a theater in downtown PGH. Our annual fundraiser, BUS is coming up in March and we want to invite the members of the PAD to attend with a $25 discount off all tickets. An mix of theater and VIP Gala, BUS is a daring exposé of Pittsburgh’s most adventurous artists. We’ll have a team of ASL interpreters lead by Heather Gray during the main performance Saturday night.

All the details are below. Please let me know if you have any questions!
Date: March 11, 2017

Cost: $45, $75, $150

Discount: $25 off with the code BUSASL

Age: 18 and up

Place: August Wilson Center – 980 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh PA, 15222

For Tickets: The best way to purchase ASL accessible seating is to email Eric Thomas from the Cultural Trust at & mention the code BUSASL.

More Info:

ASL Interpret at Pittsburgh Playhouse on Feb 18th

A comment from Cassia Sakmar


My name is Cassia Sakmar and I am the Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.

I wanted to reach out as Point Park University’s The REP Professional Theatre Company will present Woody’s Order!, a true story about the choices we make as well as the importance of family and pursuing your dreams. Here at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, we believe that everybody deserves the opportunity to access our fresh and innovative performances, which is why we will be providing an American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretive Performance on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Avenue.

Adult tickets are $24, senior tickets are $15, and student tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Pittsburgh Playhouse box office at 412-392-8000 or visiting Group rates are also available for $15 for groups of 10 or more people.

Directed by John Shepard, Woody’s Order! will take the Studio Theatre stage with its heartfelt story about the sacrifices we make for the ones we love. This one woman show will make you nostalgic about childhood siblings as well as the surprises that life can bring. The show opens in 1964 Pittsburgh and connects to the audience with a story about a family coping with special needs and doing so in ways that were years ahead of their time. Talman tells listeners her intimately moving and hilarious journey of her life as well as her brother, Woody’s experience with Cerebral Palsy.

Thank you so much and please feel free to call me as well. (412) 392-8106.

Spring Awakening Theatre

Split Stage’s Interpreted Spring Awakening
My name is Sarah Powell, and I’m in Public Relations with Split Stage Productions, a Westmoreland County based theatre group devoted to bringing bold new performances to the area. We are currently producing the musical Spring Awakening at The Theatre Factory in Trafford and would like to welcome your group to come and see it. Our production on June 17th will be interpreted in ASL in the vein of the recent revival and would be a great show for your group to see.
Our organization offers group rates as well as a student discount (tickets just $13.00) and a potential group meet and greet with the cast of the show and the director. Individual tickets can also be purchased at Productions will take place at 8:00 PM on June 9,10,11,16,17&18 respectively. I would greatly appreciate it if you could pass this information on to the members of your organization whether it be through facebook or other means, and please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have or any group arrangements you may need made at

Thank you,
Sarah Powell

Rob Jessup & Nate Newell

Split Stage Productions

Active Meeting

Hello Active Members

We will have Active meeting this Saturday at 7pm!!! We moving up 30 mins earlier. Due to Beer Pong and St Patricks Day Bash. Come on out to our Meeting at 7pm!!!


President Robert Maher