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David Tossman

Iris Mars

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Social Director
Bridget McCarthy

Richard Cohen
Fred Hartman
Brenda Kelly-Frey
Elke Pieters Martin


Social Director
Bridget McCarthy

Director of Membership
Brenda Kelly-Frey

Point of Contact (General)
Iris Mars

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Welcome to Howard County Association of the Deaf

Enhance the quality of Deaf people's lives in Howard County

Serve and represent the Deaf Community in Howard County
Develop a solid partnership with the government of Howard County
Build relations between hearing and Deaf constituents in Howard County

Upcoming Events

ASL Fundraiser in Honor of National ASL Day

Tino's Italian Bistro and Wine Bar
8775 Centre Park Drive
Ellicott City, MD
Website: http://tinositalianbistro.com/

All day and evening

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

11 AM to 10 PM

HCAD Board members will be doing a small performance in the evening between 7 PM and 8 PM

Tino's will donate 10% of sales to HCAD

Please bring your friends and have a good time with us!

Questions? Email Bridget McCarthy, bridget3mccarthy@gmail.com.

Meet the Authors: Gina A. Oliva and Linda Risser Lytle

HCAD, Maryland School for the Deaf, Howard County Poetry/Literature Society and Howard Community College

invite you to join us at a

Book and Author Event

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

7:00 PM

Miller Library in Howard County

From the library's registration information:

Turning the Tide: Making Life Better for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Schoolchildren presents a qualitative study of deaf and hard of hearing (dhh) individuals who spent a sizeable proportion of their K-12 years as the only deaf children in their schools. Authors Oliva and Lytle discuss the challenges their subjects reported about friendship, identity, and support services. These stories demonstrate how dhh students need social as well as academic support to attain an equitable education.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Registration is required.
Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

Bowling Time

Friday, May 1, 2015

1:30 - 3:30 PM

Columbia Brunswick Bowling
7100 Carved Stone
Columbia, MD

Cost: $10.95 per person (2 hours and shoes)

RSVP by April 22 to Elke Pieters at Events@HCADeaf.org.
Payment options will be given to you after you make the RSVP to Elke.

Come and join the FUN!!!

Ladies Tea Time

Sunday, May 3, 2015

12:00 - 3:00 PM

Tea On the Tiber
8081 Main Street (Historic District)
Ellicott City, MD

Cost: $30

Afternoon Tea includes tea sandwiches, scones, sweet bread, fruits, cheese, pastries, desserts, and a variety of teas.

RSVP by April 24 to Bridget at bridget3mccarthy@gmail.com.
She will give you payment options to choose from.
Once you send your payment, your spot will be reserved.
No payment at the door, please.