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Where:
Northern Virginia Resource Center
3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130 
Fairfax, VA 22030
When:
December 2, 2017
1:30 PM to 4 PM
Who:
All middle school and high school studens who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and their parents.
Interpreters, Transliterators, Listening System and CART will be provided.
Also, come take a look at the NVRC Technology Demonstration Room.
Please RSVP to tycork@fcps.edu by Nov. 30.  Include your child's name and the number of attendees within the email.
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Location: Clay Cafe (Sully plaza shopping center)
14511 G Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Chantilly, VA 20151

Come paint pottery with us! How it works, is you select a piece of unfinished pottery to paint and paint it! Glazed and fired pieces are ready in about 8-10 days. Clay Cafe will be donating back 25% of the proceeds from the event to the Northern Virginia Resource Center.
Additionally, Clay Cafe is offering NVRC's "Paint Pottery and Pour"

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Guests 50% off the $7 Flat Studio Fee (per person) this fee includes all paints, materials and decoration tools, instruction from Clay Cafe staff, glazing and firing. Please keep in mind the price of pottery is separate. The Clay Cafe has pieces of all price ranges so you can choose something to fit your budget. All materials are non-toxic, lead-free, dinner ware safe, and safe for the environment.

Pouring Wine (Please Bring Cash)
NVRC will be holding a "Wine Pull" during this event. The best part about it, is everyone is a winner! There will be multiple bottles of wine, ranging in value from $10.00 to $80.00. Each bottle will be wrapped in wrapping paper. Guests can purchase a ticket for $15.00 to pick one of the wrapped bottles to either take home or enjoy with their friends while they paint their pottery. There is no limit to the number of bottles an individual can buy.

All proceeds from the wine pull will go to NVRC.

Please be sure to RSVP to this event if you plan on attending.

FAQs

How much is it to attend the event?
There is a studio fee of $3.50 per person paid directly to the studio.
You are able to choose your own piece of pottery. Clay Cafe has a large selection to fit guest budgets. There are pieces starting at $7.00. To participate in the wine pull it is $15.00 (which will get the guest a bottle of wine).

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
There is no minimum age to enter the event. Families are welcome!
To participate in the wine pull or drink wine guests must be at least 21 years old.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email Cristina Duarte, Development Committee Chair, at cduarte@nvrc.org

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, you do not need to bring your ticket to the event. The event registration is for head count purposes only.

Is there parking at the Clay Cafe?
Yes, there is a parking lot out front

NVRC Annual Meeting and Pancake Breakfast 
Saturday, December 2nd
9:30 AM till Noon

Location: 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030 

NVRC's Board & Staff would like to invite you to join us on Saturday, December 2nd at 9:30 AM for a complimentary pancake breakfast. Come and enjoy some great food and fun company.

At 11:00, we will have our annual business meeting where members will vote in our new Board members and can hear about the changes happening at NVRC and the road for the future.

Please be sure to RSVPOpens in a new window and then join us for a morning of pancakes, business fun and friends!

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3951 Pender Drive, 
Suite 130, 
Fairfax, VA 22030

Last Years 2016 Annual Meeting and Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, April 21, 2018 • 10 AM to 2 PMCelebrate Communication

LOCATION:  Northern Virginia Community College • Ernst Community Cultural Center/Gymnasium • 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA

Celebrate Communication is the area's premier information fair for anyone with an interest in or connection to hearing loss.

Last year we had over 40 vendors will be offering free information on a wide variety of resources including State and local government programs, cutting edge technology for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, ASL and Cued Speech, hearing dogs, and many more.

We are very excited and busy gearing up for the NVRC Gala!

The Gala has been rescheduled to Fall 2018 to make it even bigger and better!

We will be sending out a Save the Date announcement this Fall, so please be looking for it. Thank You!

Watch for Updates HERE!

 

 

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 • 10 AM to 2 PM

LOCATION:  Northern Virginia Community College • Ernst Community Cultural Center/Gymnasium • 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA

Celebrate Communication is the area's premier information fair for anyone with an interest in or connection to hearing loss.

Last year we had over 40 vendors will be offering free information on a wide variety of resources including State and local government programs, cutting edge technology for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, ASL and Cued Speech, hearing dogs, and many more.

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Joan Cassidy Retires 

After 18 years as NVRC’s Loudoun County Outreach Contractor, Joan Cassidy has retired.  Most everyone in our community knows Joan and has had the chance to chat with her at our Annual Meetings and other community events, especially Celebrate Communication where she is famous for her beautiful display of Joan’s Knitted Dolls.

Joan was born in Yorkshire, England and her family moved to Port Elizabeth, South Africa when she was 10.  It was in Port Elizabeth where Joan met a dashing young American, Neil Cassidy.  While Neil served in the US Army, they lived in Stuttgart, Germany, then came to the States in the 1960s, spending time in Ohio and Michigan.  Joan and Neil moved to their current home in Sterling, Virginia in 1976, where they raised their two children.  She and Neil are avid lovers of cruising – having cruised all over the world! – and Joan loves to watch her British TV shows while she knits her amazing creations.

Joan learned that she had a hearing loss when she was 18 years old but it was a few years before she started wearing hearing aids.  Joan eventually got a Cochlear Implant in 1998, the same year she began contracting with NVRC, and she used her personal experiences with hearing loss to help thousands of Loudoun County residents by giving them information and encouragement, mentoring, introducing them to hearing assistive technologies, bringing them to NVRC to visit our demo room and learn about all the help available.  Joan represented NVRC at many meetings of the County’s Board of Supervisors during the annual budget hearings, advocating for deaf and hard of hearing individuals and securing additional funding for NVRC.  She was the go-to expert at senior centers, retirement communities, libraries, and health fairs, sharing NVRC’s mission with everyone she served.

We will miss Joan more than we can say, but she promises to visit NVRC often and visit old friends at our upcoming Annual Meeting, and – we hope! – bring her knitted dolls to Celebrate Communication next year.  So many of us have one of her treasures!  We thank Joan for her years of dedicated service, and we wish her many happy and healthy years in her well-earned retirement.

 

 

There’s a “golden hour” after a vehicle crash or emergency.

Medical help may be required, but first responders need to know what medical conditions people might have, especially if they are unconscious or unable to talk.

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department’s new “Yellow Dot Program” could save your life, and enrollment is simple:

  1. Visit your local fire station for a kit.
  2. Fill out the booklet in pencil (so you can make future updates).
  3. Attach a current photo into the booklet.
  4. Place the booklet in your glove compartment.
  5. Place the yellow dot decal in the lower left of your rear windshield to alert first responders to check the glove compartment for vital medical information. Tip: place the sticker no higher than three inches from the bottom.

All raffle proceeds for Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons.

NVRC  Rehoboth Beach Vacation RAFFLE:
Raffle Tickets to be sold & drawn during Celebrate Communication April 16, 2016

$5.00/ TICKET - 5 for $20.00

 Tickets SOLD ONLY at NVRC Office and at CELEBRATE COMMUNICATION
DRAWING WILL BE at 1:15 PM April 16th
You do not need to be present to win!

RAFFLE Includes 3 Nights at a Private Rehoboth Beach Delaware Condo
and 1 Large Gift Basket.

Description of Condo:

  • Spring Lake Condominiums – Sussex County, DErbeachCondo
  • 3.5 hours drive from Washington DC area
  • Located off of Coastal Hwy One between Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach.
  • 15 minute walk to ocean, 15 minute walk to downtown Rehoboth Beach ( 5 minute drive)

Rehoboth has many activities for all ages.  Restaurants, Boardwalk, Beach Walks, Bike and Scooter rentals, Kite Rentals, Outlet Malls, Art Galleries, Concerts, Visitor Center. Ferry service to Cape May New Jersey from Lewes.  45 minutes north of Ocean City

Cozy Ground floor end unit (no stairs).  Free and ample Parking.  Exterior Patio faces beautiful pond.

One Bedroom (King bed), Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living Room.  1 and ½ Baths with walk in shower.  Fully furnished Kitchen and laundry facilities.  Two TVs with cable.  Wifi available.  Swimming Pool use available in season.  Electric Outdoor Grill.  Beach Chairs, Towels and Sheets provided.

BEACH BASKET :rBattractions

  • Large Basket
  • One Bottle Red Wine, Two Wine glasses
  • Maps and Tourist Information for Rehoboth
  • Box Salt Water Taffy
  • Blue Candle
  • Aloe Vera After Sun Gel
  • Beach Towel
  • Body Cream
  • Notecards
  • Rehoboth Hat

 

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& Pancake Breakfast

December 5, 2015
9:30 AM to Noon

NVRC would like to invite you to join us on Saturday, December 5th at 9:30 AM for a complimentary pancake breakfast. Come and enjoy some great food and fun company.

At 11:00, we will have our annual business meeting where members will vote in our new Board members and can hear about the changes happening at NVRC and the road for the future.

Please be sure to RSVP and then join us for a morning of pancakes, business fun and friends!

NVRC - Reuben I. Altizer Meeting Room
3951 Pender Drive, 
Suite 130, 
Fairfax, VA 22030

 

 

 

Date: Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Time: 12:30—1:30 pm
Location: Lewinsville Senior Center
                  1609 Great Falls Street
                  McLean, VA 22101

For information: 703-442-9075

Thinking about getting hearing aids or know someone who is? Join Bonnie O’Leary from the Northern Virginia Resource Center (NVRC) who will present a program about hearing aids from the consumer/wearer’s perspective. Her presentation will include a discussion about the impact of hearing loss on communication, the hearing evaluation, the differences between an audiologist and a hearing instrument specialist, types and styles of hearing aids, and how they can be used with other assistive listening devices.

Bonnie is a late-deafened adult who has been wearing hearing aids for 20 years. She is a Certified Hearing Loss Support Specialist and Outreach Manager for NVRC.

NVRC is a grant-funded, non-profit organization whose mission is “to empower deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their families through education, advocacy and community involvement.” Our programs are free and for information only; there are no sales involved.

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The Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf
and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC)

Board Selects Interim Executive Director

July 22, 2015 -

Following the recent retirement of the NVRC’s beloved Executive Director Cheryl Heppner, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Interim Executive Director, Bob Loftur-Thun. Bob is a partner with Carol Loftur-Thun in Sustainability Nexus, LLC a professional organization providing interim executive leadership and consulting services for nonprofits. Carol will serve as a consultant to NVRC. The Interim Executive Director will provide leadership for NVRC operations as we conduct a national Executive Director search.

This Transition will provide NVRC the opportunity to engage in critical strategic planning for the future, and to further sharpen our vison and mission to provide improved community services in our region. During this transition we will also seek input from the community, stakeholders, funders and partners to review and enhance our service delivery. Both Bob and Carol will work with our NVRC Staff and Board to build a stronger organization prepared for future opportunities and challenges. You may contact Bob at execdirector@nvrc.org.

A Celebration of Cheryl Heppner and her exemplary career will be scheduled for mid-September 2015. Further details will be announced soon. Well wishes may be sent to Cheryl at: info@nvrc.org. *Please write "Cheryl Heppner" in the subject line.

Visit our website nvrc.org and also sign up for NVRC E-News to stay in touch for the upcoming announcements and opportunities that we will share during this important time of change. Thank you for your continued interest and support for our mission to serve people with hearing loss and people who are deaf.