Arrival & Departure: Summer Entertainment

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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Spend a Night at the Hollywood Bowl

Captions at Hollywood Bowl. Photo by Nancy Mullen Gray

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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Independence Day Party!

Get ready to party – again!
 
Chapter co-founders and all-around cute couple Kat and Danny have graciously offered to once again host our chapter’s Independence Day party beside their backyard pool in Montrose. It will be held on Wednesday, July 4th, most likely around noon. Grilling fixings will be provided. We’ll pass around a potluck sign-up sheet at Saturday’s meeting, or you can RSVP in the ‘contact us’ link here; let us know what you’d like to bring to share. Address and more details to follow.
 
Hope to see you there!

June 23 Chapter Meeting

Our next chapter meeting is coming up very soon! Read on for details.

Do you
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).

A Party to Remember!

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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May 26 – Memorial Weekend Party!

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 info@hlaa-la.org

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!

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