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May - 2018

DILA Office Closed - 5/28
DILA office closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9am. For emergencies please call 410-742-5052 to get the emergency on-call number. Thank you to all you have served and are serving in the armed forces. Have a safe and happy holiday.

March - 2018

DILA Office Closed - 3/30
DILA office closed in observance of the Good Friday Easter holiday and will reopen on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 9am. For emergencies please call 410-742-5052 to get the emergency on-call number. Have a safe and happy holiday.

February - 2018

DILA Office Closed - 2/19
DILA office closed in observance of the Presidents' Day holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at 9am. For emergencies please call 410-742-5052 to get the emergency on-call number. Have a safe and happy holiday.

January - 2018

DILA Office Closed - 1/15
DILA office closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. For emergencies please 410-742-5052 to get the emergency on-call number. Have a safe and happy holiday.

DILA Office Closed - 1/1
DILA Office closed in observance of the New Year's Day holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2017 at 9a. If you have an emergency please call 410-742-5052 to get the on call emergency number. Have a safe and happy new year.

December - 2017

DILA Office Closed - 12/25
DILA Office closed in observance of the Christmas holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 9a. If you have an emergency please call 410-742-5052 to get the on call emergency number. Have a safe and joyous holiday.

November - 2017

DILA Office Closed - 11/23
DILA Office closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday and will reopen on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 at 9a. If you have an emergency please call 410-742-5052 to get the on call emergency number. Have a safe and happy holiday.

Deaf-Blind 101 Conference - 11/16 - 11/17 - Thursdays, Fridays
DILA in conjunction with the Helen Keller National Center for the Deaf-Blind is excited to announce a two day conference, Deaf Blind 101 with workshops. Cost is $25 per person for the two day event. Vendors booths available at $75. See registration flyer for more information or call 410-742-5052.
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DILA Office Closed - 11/10
DILA Office closed in observance of the Veteran's Day holiday and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at 9a. If you have an emergency please call 410-742-5052 to get the on call emergency number. Thank you to all of our veteran's and current military for your service. Have a safe holiday.

October - 2017

The Table - Deaf Chat/Bonfire food/Outdoor Games - 10/28
Every Saturday. Come for the food and stay for the fellowship and fun at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene, Nanticoke Rd, Salisbury, MD

4:00pm Deaf Chat
5:00pm Dinner (Free)
6:00pm Fellowship
7:00pm Games

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/easternshoredeaf/
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Sweet Frog Day/Night Fundraiser - 10/26
Come on out to Sweet Frog located at 2721 N. Salisbury Blvd, Salisbury, MD (near Best Buy) on Thursday, October 26 between 12 noon and 9pm. Show them the flyer or our FB posting of the event and they will donate 20% of your purchase back to DILA. How sweet is that. We hope you will indulge yourself and help us out at the same time. Don't forget to tell your friends and family.
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Your Child's Future - 10/24
Parents of deaf and hard of hearing children are cordially invited to attend Your Child's Future presented by Maryland School for the Deaf in conjunction with DORS and DILA.The event is being held at DILA, 806 Snow Hill Rd, Salisbury, MD on Tues., 10/24 from 6:30-8:30. For more info or to rsvp please email Jennifer.Weeks@msd.edu. Registration is requested so enough materials and space is available.

DILA Board of Directors' Meeting - 10/19
DILA's Board of Directors' meeting will take place at 806 Snow Hill Rd, Salisbury, MD in the Board Room beginning at 5:30pm. General Public welcomed to attend but must RSVP to Mike Purkey, Executive Director prior to the meeting.

The Table - Deaf Chat/Turkey Dinner/Electronic Game - 10/14
Every Saturday. Come for the food and stay for the fellowship and fun at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene, Nanticoke Rd, Salisbury, MD

4:00pm Deaf Chat
5:00pm Dinner (Free)
6:00pm Fellowship
7:00pm Games

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/easternshoredeaf/
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Mid-Fall ASL Level 1 Classes - 10/10 - 11/16 - Tuesdays, Thursdays
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA) is offering a six week American Sign Language (ASL) Level 1 class this Fall. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8pm starting October 10 and will end on November 16. Lead by a deaf instructor students will learn about Deaf culture, manual alphabet, numbers, basic signs and how to talk about family and home plus much more. All classes will be held at DILA located at 806 Snow Hill Rd, Salisbury, MD. Cost is $225 which includes the textbook Signing Naturally I. Class space is limited so register early. To register or for more information call 410-742-5052 V/TTY, 443-365-2645 VP, email: dila@dila.org or visit www.dila.org. Registration ends October 9.
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The Table - Deaf Chat/Spaghetti/Family Feud - 10/7
Every Saturday. Come for the food and stay for the fellowship and fun at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene, Nanticoke Rd, Salisbury, MD

4:00pm Deaf Chat
5:00pm Dinner (Free)
6:00pm Fellowship
7:00pm Games

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/easternshoredeaf/
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September - 2017

The Table - Cook Out/Outside Games/Deaf Chat - 9/30
Every Saturday. Come for the food and stay for the fellowship and fun at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene, Nanticoke Rd, Salisbury, MD

4:00pm Deaf Chat
5:00pm Dinner (Free)
6:00pm Fellowship
7:00pm Games

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/easternshoredeaf/
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High Peaks Starry Night Paint Nite Fundraiser - 9/29
Come have some fun with us as we raise money to assist individuals that DILA serves in planning great vacation opportunities. Space is limited so register early and bring a friend. Don't worry if you can't paint as a local artist will lead you step by step in making a treasured memory. Must be 21 or older to attend as it is being held at Adams Taphouse Grille on Sept 29 starting at 7pm. Cost is $45 person. To register go to: https://www.paintnite.com/events/_1215390. Space is limited so register early.
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The Table - Japanese Stack Ups/DINGO/Deaf Chat - 9/23
Every Saturday. Come for the food and stay for the fellowship and fun at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene, Nanticoke Rd, Salisbury, MD

4:00pm Deaf Chat
5:00pm Dinner (Free)
6:00pm Fellowship
7:00pm Games

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/easternshoredeaf/
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DSD 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk - 9/23
Delaware School for the Deaf's 2nd annual 5k run/walk to benefit language access & acquisition for children who are deaf, hard of hearing and deaf blind. See attached PDF for more info or to registration.
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The Table - Pizza/Electric Games/Deaf Chat - 9/16
Every Saturday. Come for the food and stay for the fellowship and fun at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene, Nanticoke Rd, Salisbury, MD

4:00pm Deaf Chat
5:00pm Dinner (Free)
6:00pm Fellowship
7:00pm Games

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/easternshoredeaf/
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The Table - Sandwiches/Table Games/Deaf Chat - 9/9
Every Saturday. Come for the food and stay for the fellowship and fun at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene, Nanticoke Rd, Salisbury, MD

4:00pm Deaf Chat
5:00pm Dinner (Free)
6:00pm Fellowship
7:00pm Games

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/easternshoredeaf/
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DILA Office Closed - 9/4
DILA Office closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 at 9a. If you have an emergency please call 410-742-5052 to get the on call emergency number. Have a safe and happy holiday.

The Table - Shorebirds Game Night/Deaf Chat - 9/2
Every Saturday. Come for the food and stay for the fellowship and fun at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene, Nanticoke Rd, Salisbury, MD

4:00pm Deaf Chat
5:00pm Dinner (Free)
6:00pm Fellowship
7:00pm Games

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/easternshoredeaf/
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August - 2017

American Sign Language (ASL) Level 1 Classes - 8/29 - 10/5 - Tuesdays, Thursdays
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA) is offering a six week American Sign Language (ASL) Level 1 class this Fall. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8pm starting August 29 and will end on October 5. Lead by a deaf instructor, students will learn about Deaf culture, manual alphabet, numbers, basic signs and how to talk about family and home plus much more. All classes will be held at DILA located at 806 Snow Hill Rd, Salisbury, MD. Cost is $225 which includes the textbook Signing Naturally I. Class space is limited so register early. To register or for more information call 410-742-5052 V/TTY, 443-365-2645 VP, email: dila@dila.org or visit www.dila.org. Registration ends August 28.
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The Table - Potluck/DINGO Deaf Chat - 8/26
Every Saturday. Come for the food and stay for the fellowship and fun at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene, Nanticoke Rd, Salisbury, MD

4:00pm Deaf Chat
5:00pm Dinner (Free)
6:00pm Fellowship
7:00pm Games

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/easternshoredeaf/
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The Table - Deaf Chat - 8/19
Every Saturday. Come for the food and stay for the fellowship and fun at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene, Nanticoke Rd, Salisbury, MD

4:00pm Deaf Chat
5:00pm Dinner (Free)
6:00pm Fellowship
7:00pm Games

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/easternshoredeaf/

The Table - Deaf Chat - 8/12
Every Saturday. Come for the food and stay for the fellowship and fun at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene, Nanticoke Rd, Salisbury, MD

4:00pm Deaf Chat
5:00pm Dinner (Free)
6:00pm Fellowship
7:00pm Games

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/easternshoredeaf/

The Table - Deaf Chat - 8/5
Every Saturday. Come for the food and stay for the fellowship and fun at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene, Nanticoke Rd, Salisbury, MD

4:00pm Deaf Chat
5:00pm Dinner (Free)
6:00pm Fellowship
7:00pm Games

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/easternshoredeaf/

July - 2017

2017 Biennial TDI Conference - 7/27 - 7/29 - Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
Save the date for the 22nd Biennial Telecommunication for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TDI) Conference taking place in Bethesda, MD on July 27-29, 2017. For more information, go to https://tdiforaccess.org/biennial-tdi-conference/

DILA Board of Directors' Meeting - 7/20
First quarterly Board of Directors's meeting for Fiscal Year 2018. Meeting starts at 5:30pm in DILA's Board Room, 806 Snow Hill Rd, Salisbury, MD. Meeting is open to the public. If you would like or plan to attend please contact Mike Purkey, Executive Director at 410-742-5052 v/tty or 443-365-2639 VP or mike.purkey@dila.org by July 17.

Happy 4th of July - DILA Office Closed - 7/4
DILA Office Closed in observance of July 4th. For Residential Program emergencies please call 410-845-3736. For DIR house emergencies please call 443-614-6273. The office will re-open on Wednesday, 7/5 at 9am. Have a safe and happy holiday.

June - 2017

The Table - Deaf Chat - 6/24
Every Saturday. Come for the food and stay for the fellowship and fun at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene, Nanticoke Rd, Salisbury, MD

4:00pm Deaf Chat
5:00pm Dinner (Free)
6:00pm Fellowship
7:00pm Games

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/easternshoredeaf/

The Table - Deaf Chat - 6/17
Every Saturday. Come for the food and stay for the fellowship and fun at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene, Nanticoke Rd, Salisbury, MD

4:00pm Deaf Chat
5:00pm Dinner (Free)
6:00pm Fellowship
7:00pm Games

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/easternshoredeaf/

The Table - Deaf Chat - 6/10
Every Saturday. Come for the food and stay for the fellowship and fun at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene, Nanticoke Rd, Salisbury, MD

4:00pm Deaf Chat
5:00pm Dinner (Free)
6:00pm Fellowship
7:00pm Games

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/easternshoredeaf/

Mid-Atlantic Deaf & Hard of Hearing Festival - 6/3
3rd Annual Mid Atlantic Deaf & Hard of Hearing Festival hosted by Maryland Deaf Senior Citizens, Inc. on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9a-5p at the Howard County Fairgroundsm 2210 Fairgrounds Rd, West Friendship, PA 21794. Free parking & Free admission. For more information see attached flyer, go to www.mddeafseniors.org or email festival2017info@gmail.com.
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The Table - Deaf Chat - 6/3
Every Saturday. Come for the food and stay for the fellowship and fun at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene, Nanticoke Rd, Salisbury, MD

4:00pm Deaf Chat
5:00pm Dinner (Free)
6:00pm Fellowship
7:00pm Games

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/easternshoredeaf/

May - 2017

DILA Office Closed for Memorial Day - 5/29
DILA Office Closed in observance of Memorial Day. For Residential Program emergencies please call 410-845-3736. For DIR house emergencies please call 443-614-6273. The office will re-open on Tuesday, 5/30 at 9am. Have a safe and happy holiday.

The Table - Deaf Chat - 5/27
Every Saturday. Come for the food and stay for the fellowship and fun at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene, Nanticoke Rd, Salisbury, MD

4:00pm Deaf Chat
5:00pm Dinner (Free)
6:00pm Fellowship
7:00pm Games

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/easternshoredeaf/

The Table - Deaf Chat - 5/20
Every Saturday. Come for the food and stay for the fellowship and fun at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene, Nanticoke Rd, Salisbury, MD

4:00pm Deaf Chat
5:00pm Dinner (Free)
6:00pm Fellowship
7:00pm Games

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/easternshoredeaf/

The Table - Deaf Chat - 5/13
Every Saturday. Come for the food and stay for the fellowship and fun at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene, Nanticoke Rd, Salisbury, MD

4:00pm Deaf Chat
5:00pm Dinner (Free)
6:00pm Fellowship
7:00pm Games

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/easternshoredeaf/

The Table - Deaf Chat - 5/6
Every Saturday. Come for the food and stay for the fellowship and fun at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene, Nanticoke Rd, Salisbury, MD

4:00pm Deaf Chat
5:00pm Dinner (Free)
6:00pm Fellowship
7:00pm Games

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/easternshoredeaf/

April - 2017

The Table - Deaf Chat - 4/29
Every Saturday. Come for the food and stay for the fellowship and fun at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene, Nanticoke Rd, Salisbury, MD

4:00pm Deaf Chat
5:00pm Dinner (Free)
6:00pm Fellowship
7:00pm Games

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/easternshoredeaf/

MSSD Presents Spring Musical: Lion King Jr. - 4/27 - 4/29 - Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
Model Secondary School for the Deaf Presents their spring musical "The Lion King, Jr." April 27-29 at Theatre Malz, MSSD, Gallaudet Univ. 800 Florida Ave. NE, Washington, DC. See attached flyer for ticket pricing and ordering or call 202-250-2510 (v/vp)
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CANCELLED - Mid Spring ASL Level 1 Classes - 4/25
Want to learn American Sign Language, (ASL) or know someone who does? Then register for DILA's American Sign Language Level I, six week course, taught twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 25 through June 1, 2017 from 6-8pm at DILA, 806 Snow Hill Rd, Salisbury, MD. Students will learn to carry on an everyday conversation with deaf individuals. Role playing and games designed to teach basic signs are used as tools. By the end of the class, a sampling of the skills you will learn are: Manual Alphabet, numbers, introducing yourself, talking about family, discussing the home, office and more. Cost is $225 and includes textbook/DVD, Signing Naturally I (used in 3 levels of ASL). If you already have the textbook/DVD then cost is $150. Registration deadline is April 24, 2017. For more info or to register call 410-742-5052 v/tty, 443-365-2645 VP, email dila@dila.org or visit www.dila.org. Minimum of 10 students required for class. Space is limited so register early.
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The Table - Deaf Chat - 4/22
Every Saturday. Come for the food and stay for the fellowship and fun at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene, Nanticoke Rd, Salisbury, MD

4:00pm Deaf Chat
5:00pm Dinner (Free)
6:00pm Fellowship
7:00pm Games

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/easternshoredeaf/

DILA Office Closed for Good Friday - 4/14
DILA Office Closed in observance of Good Friday. For Residential Program emergencies please call 410-845-3736. For DIR house emergencies please call 443-614-6273. The office will re-open on Monday, April 17 at 9am. Have a safe and happy holiday.

March - 2017

Performing Arts at CCBC Present Romeo & Juliet (in ASL) - 3/23 - 3/27 - Sun, Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
Young love sows the seeds of violence in the timeless tale of star-crossed lovers, family rivalries, and missed opportunities. This fresh interpretation brings the drama and passion of this well-loved classic into the twenty-first century, in a challenging new vision.
Performing Arts at CCBC co-produces this production with the CCBC Interpreter Preparation program as part of A Year of Shakespeare. March 23 @ 11:10am
March 24, 25 @ 8pm
March 26 @ 3pm
March 27 @ 10am
Center for the Arts Theatre
CCBC Catonsville
800 South Rolling Road
Individual tickets:
$10 General Admission
$5 Seniors, Students, CCBC Faculty, Staff & Alumni
BOX OFFICE 443-840-ARTS (2787)
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1648631178764529/

Maryland School for the Deaf presents Snow White Goes West in ASL - 3/16
MSD presents its annual Faupel Performing Arts Club Spring Production of "Snow White Goes West" performed in ASL with voice interpretation on March 16, 2017, 7-9pm at the Frederick Campus, Ely Auditorium. For ticket pricing and ordering please see attached flyer or email FaupelPerformingArts@msd.edu.
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ASL Level 2 Classes - 3/7 - 4/13 - Tuesdays, Thursdays
If you have already taken ASL Level 1 or has experience but want to brush up then register for DILA's American Sign Language Level II, six week course, taught twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 7 through April 13, 2017 from 6-8pm at DILA, 806 Snow Hill Rd, Salisbury, MD. ASL II is a continuation of ASL I. Students continue to learn to understand ASL as well as add to their knowledge of ASL vocabulary, language, comprehension, grammar and Deaf Culture. Cost is $150 if you have the textbook/DVD, Signing Naturally I (used in 3 levels of ASL). If you need the textbook/DVD then cost is $225. Registration deadline is March 7, 2017. For more info or to register call 410-742-5052 v/tty, 443-365-2645 VP or visit www.dila.org. Space is limited so register early. See attached flyer.
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February - 2017

Happy President's Day - DILA Office Closed - 2/20
DILA Office Closed in observance of President's Day. For Residential Program emergencies please call 410-845-3736. For DIR house emergencies please call 443-614-6273. The office will re-open on Tuesday, 2/21 at 9am.

January - 2017

Winter 2017 ASL I - 1/24 - 3/2 - Tuesdays, Thursdays
Six week course teaching American Sign Language Level 1 held on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting January 24, 2017 and ending March 2, 2017. Classes held at DILA. Cost is $225 and includes book/DVD Signing Naturally Units 1-6. Cost without book/DVD is $150. Space is limited so register early. See attached PDF for more information and registration flyer or call 410-742-5052 v/tty or 443-365-2645 VP. Registration deadline is January 17, 2017.
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Office Closed for Martin Luther King Day - 1/16
DILA Office Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For Residential Program emergencies please call 410-845-3736. For DIR house emergencies please call 443-614-6273. The office will re-open on Tuesday, 1/17/17 at 9am.

Happy New Year - DILA Office Closed - 1/2
DILA Office Closed in observance of New Years holiday. For Residential Program emergencies please call 410-845-3736. For DIR house emergencies please call 443-614-6273. The office will re-open on Tuesday, 1/3 at 9am. Have a safe and happy holiday.

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