(From Tim, our Web Dude)
We had a great turnout for our annual HLAA-LA July 4th party. Good friends, plenty of food, nice weather, a pool and a big California Oak all to make the fun in the sun a day to remember! The turnout was great, great enough that I didn’t have a chance to meet everyone. I can especially attest to this after looking at the photo gallery below and seeing so many folks I missed!
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Our annual Independence Day celebration is coming up sooner than we think! Nine days from now we’ll be breaking out the BBQ, potluck and a little swimming under the enormous tree in Kat & Danny’s backyard in Montrose. Time is from noon to 4pm.
Burgers, hot dogs and fixings will be provided by the chapter. Feel free to bring something else to be grilled, such as veggie or turkey burgers.
So far, the potluck list is looking delicious! Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org to add your RSVP and potluck dish. The address will be provided to all who are coming.
At this writing we have: spiked tea, guac & chips, Danny’s favorite chicken wings, apple slaw, pasta salad, cookies, cherries, beverages.
C’mon and join the fun!
Arrival & Departure, a new play based on the 1945 film “Brief Encounter,” opens July 14 at the Fountain Theater in Hollywood. It stars married deaf actors Deanne Bray (Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye) and Troy Kotsur.
All performances are open-captioned!
Arrival & Departure runs July 14 through September 30, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm; and Mondays at 8pm (dark July 16, August 4 and 27, and September 3). Three preview performances take place on Wednesday, July 11; Thursday, July 12; and Friday, July 13, all at 8pm. Tickets range from $20-$40; Pay-What-You-Want seating is available every Monday night in addition to regular seating (subject to availability).
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Captions at Hollywood Bowl. Photo by Nancy Mullen Gray
Have you ever wanted to enjoy a night of music under the stars at one of L.A.’s favorite landmarks, but thought your hearing loss would make it impossible? Never fear; open-captions are available upon request for every show at the Hollywood Bowl! And the seats are great, too. Read on for a primer about how to enjoy a night on the town.
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Hundreds of Hearing Loss Association supporters gathered at Marina Green Park in Long Beach on Saturday, June 9 for the annual fundraising Walk4Hearing. Our chapter was well represented by members, supporters and volunteers. Many of us took the 5K walk along the strand in the bright sunshine and very warm morning.
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Our next chapter meeting is coming up very soon! Read on for details.
Need help with a hearing loss issue?
Have a hearing loss story to tell?
Want to share news and advice with others who don’t hear well?
Have ideas about future chapter meeting topics?
Then our Saturday, June 23 chapter meeting is for you!
This meeting will be an informal rap session among friends. Come join to listen, learn and share.
9:30am – mingle; 10am-noon – meeting
Sherman Oaks Library, 14245 Moorpark Street
Captions will be provided and the meeting will be looped. The meeting will be led by our social media chair, Diane Gross (the rest of the steering committee, and some members, will be at the HLAA-National conference in Minneapolis)
Please bring your own beverages and snacks (of course, some extra of the latter to share is always welcome).
The HLAA-LA chapter’s Memorial Day weekend gathering on May 26th exceeded everyone’s expectations!
Nearly 30 members and their guests—including some we haven’t seen in quite a while—converged on president Heather Lehr’s beautiful home in San Marino to enjoy a lovely afternoon of food, fun and friendship. Seems like people enjoyed socializing so much, that all other planned activities and announcements went by the wayside, and three hours passed in the blink of an eye.
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Hey, lovely folks!
Just a reminder that in lieu of our May chapter meeting, we will be having our annual picnic/party on Saturday, May 26 from noon-3pm.
Our president, Heather Lehr, has graciously volunteered to host at her lovely home in San Marino. The address will be provided after you RSVP “I’m coming!” to email@example.com
The chapter appreciates YOU! Therefore, we will be providing the food from CA Pizza KItchen (including vegetarian fare). We’ll also provide beverages and dessert, although you’re welcome to bring a dessert to share.
See you at the shindig!