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Deaf North Carolina Events
Regular Scheduled Monthly Events
Events are listed in alphabetical order by city/county:

>>> This page is divided in half <<<
Top half contains events of various activities ie: bowling
bingo, Deaf coffee chats, ASL meet ups association/club meetings
and the lower half contains Silent Dinner/Lunch events

Friendly Reminder
If your Monthly Event has themes that changes every month,
you are more than welcome to e-mail us monthly and we will
post your event on the front page.

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Four Weekly Events Posted
Below is a Returning Weekly Entry ~
1st Friday of the Month - 7pm-9pm - Bowling

at AMF Gastonia Lanes, 2201 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC
Cost: $13.00 unlimited games and free shoes
Contact: Mickie Camp Video Phone: (704) 702-0043

Charlotte Athletic Association of the Deaf, Bowling League
Formerly Deaf Mixed Bowling League at AMF Carolina Lanes
Thursdays — 7pm - 10pm
AMF Bowling Center, 11210 Brigmon Ln, Matthews, NC 28105
Contact: Donnie & Sherrie Stewart or 704-469-5722

Bingo - Every Thursday - 5:30pm starts First Bingo Kickoff
Service for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing of Davidson County
8 Franklin ST. Lexington NC 27292 - Games start at 6:45pm
Free Hotdog Meal With Purchase of Admission Game
From September 20 thru November 15, 15% of revenue from each
event will be donated to United way of Davidson county
See flyer in jpg or pdf for full details


NC Black Deaf Advocates
Meets the 1st Saturday of the month
1:00 pm to 3:00 or 4:00 pm.
The location varies so contact
Stephanie Scott at VP— 252-291-7074 or
or contact Martina Moore-Reid at VP - 336-223-8342 or
or Shirley Moore Reid

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Angier/Southern Wake County
Deaf Chat Coffee (Meetup)
1pm - First Saturday of the Month -
446 E. McIver St., Angier, NC
Linden Gibson –
See their Meetup page for current info and directions
Also scheduled for May 3rd, June 7th, and July 5th

Social and Dinner - 3rd Saturday of the month 3pm - 9pm
Smokey Mountain Deaf Club
West Asheville Community Center, 970 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC
For more information please email

Asheville Deaf Church
Merrimon Ave Baptist Church, 283 Merrimon Ave,
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Lord's Supper every 1st Sunday of each month
DEAF JAVA on every last Sunday of each month. Bring anything
for breakfast to sharing with each other at 10:30am
Other schedules
Wednesday Nights ~ Bible Study at 6:30pm to 8pm
Sundays Morning Fellowship at 9am
Sundays Connect Bible Study at 9:30am to 10:30am
Sundays Worship Service at 10:45am to 12 noon
(Downstairs in Fellowship Hall, has ramp)
Story One at 4pm - 6:30pm
Story One (B) will start in (TBA)
Deaf Church is located at the Merrimon Ave Baptist Church

New Chapter-Formed Hearing Loss Association of America (HLA)
Brevard Chapter
Meetings are on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 1pm at
Transylvania Regional, Hospital, 260 Hospital Drive, Brevard
Enter at the main entrance to the hospital. There are
plenty of parking available just across from the hospital.
For more information contact
Kathy Borzell at (828) 743-0150,
or Rosemary Tuite (828) 505-1275,

New Monthly Event
1st Tuesday of the Month 5:30pm - 8pm - Language Gabs 

Arrive Early! Doors Locked promptly at 6pm!
Charlotte Regional Center, Conference Room 104
5501 Executive Center Drive, Charlotte, NC
Cost: NCRID Members $7, Non Members $12, Students $5
Contact: Jenese Portee, Interpreter Services Specialist
VP: (980) 819-0127 Voice Phone: (704) 568-8558
Scheduled for Apr 1: Presenter-Carole Edwards, Subject-Idioms

FAED Club is Back!
1st Friday of the month - 4pm - 9pm
A gathering by the Charlotte Association of the Deaf will be held
at Chapel for the Deaf at the Ascension Lutherans Church
1225 E Morehead St Charlotte, NC, 28204
Bring Sides and Desserts for this social. Entry Fees are as follows:
$3 per adult, $2 per child ages 6 - 18
Free for children 5 years old and younger.
Contact: Larry Smolik, Telecommunications Specialist
Voice Phone: (704) 568-8558

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLA) Meetings
Charlotte Chapter are held monthly at 6:30pm at the
NC Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Charlotte Regional Center
Conference Room 104
5501 Executive Center Drive, Charlotte, NC 28212
Contact: Ivy Williams Email:
Phone: (704) 568-8558
Tentative Scheduling are as follows:
June 17 - YOU Can Change the World
***June 26-29, 2014 - HLAA National Convention
Austin, Texas see
July 8 - HLAA Charlotte General Meeting
Annual planning meeting for 2014-2015
End of listing for Hearing Loss Association of America (HLA) Charlotte Chapter

Deafolina Senior Citizens
Meets the second Tuesday of each month from 9:30 to 12 noon
(except for July summer break)
Gatherings include short meetings, themed socials and
3 educational workshops a year held at the
Charlotte-Meckenburg Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Rd.
Membership are for those age 50+ but non-members are welcome
to attend these events.
The monthly programs also includes 2 trips - a picnic and a Christmas lunch at other locations each year
Contact: Kathy Apperson, Deaf Services Specialist
Group Contact: Peggy Brooks
at 704-900-0212 VP or

Charlotte Association of the Deaf
3rd Tuesday of every month 7pm - 9pm
Members meet at different restaurants bi-monthly
More information is currently pending
Contact Donna McCord-Smolik
 to confirm

Possible New Event of the Month
Deaf Women Of Greater Charlotte (DWGC)

3rd Tuesday of the month - 630pm - 830pm
Fabo Café,8428 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC
Socializing With Charlotte Deaf Women
(This Is A Women’s Only Event!)
Contact: For Information

Hearing Loss of America - Charlotte Chapter
3rd Tuesdays of most months -  6:30pm - 8:30pm
(6:30pm - 7pm - Social then 7pm - 8:30pm Meeting)
Charlotte Regional Center, 5501 Executive Ctr Dr, large
conference room. ALDs provided
Occasional social events at various times and places
Latest schedules thru July 2014 are now posted on the front page
Ivy Williams, Hard of Hearing Specialist, 704-568-8558 voice or

ASL Night @ SouthPark Mall
4th Friday of the Month - 6pm - 9pm
4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC
Sponsor: Central Piedmont Community College-ASL/Interpreter
Education Program
Contact: iASL Club Email:

The Following Four Postings are Deaf Church Events
Chapel for the Deaf
1225 E. Morehead Street Charlotte, NC 28204
Contact: Rev. 704-532-1452
Sunday Morning Worship – 10:00am
Fellowship Following Worship Services

Charlotte Deaf Mission
Sundays and Wednesdays
301 South Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Contact: David O’Donnell
Sunday School 9:25am – Room 237 (Mixed)
Sunday School 9:25am – Room 229 (Women)
Sunday Morning Worship – 10:45am – Choir Room
Wednesday Evening Bible Study - 6:00pm – Room 217

Mount Carmel Baptist Church
Sundays - 10:45am -
7237 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC 28214
Concord, NC 28027
Contact: Rev. Dr. Casey R. Kimbrough - 704-394-3525

Parkwood Baptist Church, 1069 Central Drive
Sundays and Wednesdays
Concord, NC 28027
Contact: Rev Bo. Sherrill 704-918-1065vp
Sunday School - 9:45am & 6:00pm
Sunday Morning Worship – 11:00am – Youth Building
Wednesday Evening – 7:00pm Bible Study – Sanctuary
NOTE: Deaf Worship is every Sunday except 1st Sunday of the
Month – Join Main Congregation in the Sanctuary

Davidson County
Deaf Senior Citizens of Davidson County
First Friday of the month - 10am - 2pm
For more information email
Janice Hayes at

Davidson County Association for the Deaf
Meeting (DCAD)
Third Saturday of the Month - 5pm - 10pm
Different theme almost every month posted on the front page
For more Information, email

Durham ASL Meetup -
Meets 2nd Saturday of the Month
10am - Southwest Durham Regional Library
3605 Shannon Rd Durham meetup page - RSVP is Requested

Durham HLA Chapter - Meets the 4th Saturday of the month at
St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2700 N. Roxboro Road
Durham, NC, Contact: Marcy Davis at

Farmington Deaf Social Meets every 2nd Saturday of the Month
5pm - Farmington Community Center 1723 Farmington Rd.
Mocksville NC 27028
$10 adult/without covered dish - $5 adult/with covered dish
$3.00 teens - 12 & under free
Contact: Karen Matthews at

Trid Board Meeting — Meets the 1st Tuesday of each Month 6:30pm at the Village Coffee House
3037 Boone Trail Ext, Fayetteville, NC 28304 in
Contact Lawrence Shockey 1-800-851-6099 V

Deaf Coffee Chat - Third Saturday of the month at 1pm - 3pm
Aversboro Coffee & Gifts, 1401 Aversboro Road Suite 103
Garner, NC 27529 Telephone: (919) 779-9337
Meetup website page
Laura Kelly

Gaston County
1st Friday every month Bowling at AMF Gastonia Lanes

2201 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia 7pm-9:30pm
 $13 unlimited games and free shoes
For more information, contact: Mickie Camp 704-702-0043 VP

Sunday Morning Worship: 7am, 11am
Sunday Evening Worship: 6pm

New Jerusalem Cathedral, 1822 Sharpe Rd, Greensboro, NC
Dr. Kevin A. Williams, Ph.D, Senior Pastor

No Voice Zone ASL Social
Every second Friday of the month
5402 Friendly Manor Drive, Greensboro, NC 27410
DSC is a sign and social gathering for both the deaf, hard of hearing
family and community/ the hearing people to meet new friends,
practice and enhance ASL signing while having fun, enjoying coffee,
delicious finger food, games, lectures, selected closed caption
movie and much more. Website
Contact: Valerie Armwood (Organizer)

Triad Hitch-Up Meeting - Greensboro New Location
Every 4th Tuesday from 6:30pm - 7:30pm
South Elm Street Baptist Church, 4212 S. Elm Eugene St
Greensboro, NC 27406
A parent run support group intended to support the families of
children with hearing loss in the North Carolina Triad
area in a relaxed and family-centered environment.
See their website for more information
For more information email
Webmasters note: The address is posted in the latest
newsletter from DSDHH in Greensboro, please contact
email address above for exact location.

Unifour Fellowship for the Deaf
(Aug. 26, 2014 Please note time is now updated)
2nd Saturday of the Month (except July) 1pm -5pm
Adult Life Programs Building
1265 21st St., NE, Hickory, NC 28601
Provides fellowship for the Deaf of the Piedmont area
Contact person – Elizabeth Thomas -
or VP 828-394-2267

Hickory Metro Deaf Club
Meets every 2nd Saturday of the month at 4pm
3107 2nd Avenue, N.W., Hickory, NC (Longview Rec Ctr)
Cover Charge: $7.00 adult/without covered dish
$5.00 adult/with covered dish $2.00 child 12 & under
Club provides: Drinks, Dessert
Door prizes and games
Next meeting: Contact Jimmy for info
Contact: Jimmy Autrey at

Deaf Social in Hickory at Atlanta Bread & Sweet Frog
Dual Locations
Every 2nd Friday of the month
 6pm - 8pm at Atlantic Bread 1756 Catawba Valley Blvd
then moves next door,
8pm - 10pm at Sweet Frog at 1756 Catawba Valley Blvd
Hickory, NC 28602
Let's Have Fun and Chats. Meet new people. Bring your friends and
Hard of Hearing people are welcome too. Hope to see you there
Contact person: Heidi/Joe Piazza

Iredell County
Iredell Deaf Fellowship
Meets every 2nd Saturday of the month
Contact: Wanda Kiser at

Deaf Social and ASL Meetup
Meets 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month
Next meetup location TBA.
Contact: Leonard Evelyn

Deaf Bible Study
Third Wednesday of the month 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing of Davidson County
8 Franklin Street, Lexington, NC 27292
This will be led by Deaf individuals - For more information contact
Ramona Davis at VP: 336-793-9278
or email:

New Bern
HLAA New Bern - Fourth Tuesday - 11am - 12pm
McCarthy Court Apts, 1325 McCarthy Blvd New Bern, NC
Contact Jim Wilson: 252-635-2189 or

Table Rock AARP (Senior Citizen)
Unfortunately, official notices of this event are announced only
a few hours before the actual event, so if you are planning to
attend, you will need to contact the Hamricks a few days
ahead for verification because this event almost always held at this location

2nd Thursday of the month - 9am to 2pm
Burke County Senior Center
501 North Green Street, Morganton, NC 28655
Bring covered dish and Admission Fee
Contact person – Martha Hamrick -
At this time 09/11/14 we do not know if the two contacts below are now viable -
Contact: Burnice Tuttle, President 828-437-8874
or Tony Long, Vice President –

Burke County Deaf Club
First Saturday of the Month - 6pm - 11pm
No Events for July and August 2014
Different theme almost every month posted on the front page
at Morganton Recreation, Club Room #1,
300 Collett St, Morganton 28655
Admission Fee $3 covered dish & $5 without covered dish
Bring your own drinks
The club will provide meats. Donations will be appreciated.
Contact person – Debi McNally –

Silent Sundays at Blended Fellowship
September 14 @ 10:45 a.m.
October 12 @ 10:45 a.m.
2091 Big Daddy’s Rd, Pikeville, NC 27863
(919) 736-3013
*ASL to English interpreting services provided
Contact Kayla Seymour

Deaf Chat Coffee - Meetup
Meets every 2nd Saturday 1pm - at Deja Brew Coffee Shop
5001 Falls of the Neuse, Raleigh, NC
RSVP is requested
Raleigh Meetups can be seen here
Scheduled: April 12, May 10, and July 12

Sunshine Club for the Deaf

Unfortunately, official notices of this event are announced only
a few hours before the actual event, so if you are planning to
attend, you will need to contact the Hamricks a few days
ahead for verification because this event is not always held at this location

First Saturday of the month
@ Shelby City Parks
850 W. Sumter Street, Shelby, NC 28150
Meet at Girl Scout Hut on Dorton Drive.
5pm - 9pm - Admission fee: $3.00 - $5.00 (with covered dish)
$7.00 (without covered dish)
Contact person – Martha Hamrick -
Nov. 8, 2014 Thanksgiving Dinner and
Dec.13 2014 Christmas Dinner
at Aquatic Room at Shelby City Parks Recreation Center

Shelby - Piedmont Deaf Senior
10am to 1pm - fourth Monday of the month except December
Cleveland Council on Aging/Senior Center (Classroom #2)
100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby, NC 28150
Contact person – Martha Hamrick -

Wake County
Wake HLA Chapter
— Meets MOST 3rd Thursdays of the month at
Duke Raleigh Hospital, 3400 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Contact:
CAN services provided

Silent Lunch
- First Friday of the Month - 12pm - 1pm
Independence Mall, Food Court, 3500 Oleander Drive
For more information, contact Daisy Rivenbark at
910-795-2714 VP/VRS
or email:

Wilson County Deaf Senior Citizens Meeting
11am - 1pm - First Tuesday of each month
(except July)
Restaurant to be determined one month in advance
November 11 - 11am - 1pm
Something Different Restaurant
3342 Airport Blvd., Wilson, NC
Contact: Mary Ella Williamson, Vice President
Email: Jwilliam3 -
Contact: Hal W. Wright, Secretary
252.281.2316 VP or

Deaf Chat Coffee @ Starbucks
Fourth Tuesday of each month - 5pm - 7pm
2113 Nash St. NW, Wilson, NC (619) 688-9777
Contact: Linden Gibson -

Basic Computer Training - 4th Monday of each month 1pm - 4pm
The Adaptables Center For Independent Living
3908 Westpoint Blvd. Suite B Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Please call by the 10th of each month to sign up 336-767-7060

HLA Meeting - 3rd Monday - 6:45pm – 8:30pm
South Fork Community Center, 4403 County Club, Rd
Winston Salem NC 27104. For more information, please contact
William Crowley at:
or 336-788-6012 CapTel

Silent Dinners/Lunch
What is a Silent Dinner?
A Silent Dinner is gathering where both the Deaf and hearing
communities get together and socialize. This is a good way for the
hearing community to expand their use of sign language and learn
more about the Deaf community's culture.
Explanation by: Beverly Fletcher Woodel
Deaf Services Specialist, Morganton Regional Center
Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
517 West Fleming Drive, Morganton, NC 28655

Silent Dinners Twice a Month
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month
6pm - 8pm, Asheville Mall Food Court, Asheville
Contact: Cory Parker

Second Friday night of the month - 6pm - 9pm
ASL Night at Northlake Mall Food Court
 6801 North Lake Mall Dr, Charlotte NC
Everyone is welcome to this monthly social gathering for anyone using ASL. Contact: Donna McCord-Smolik at 704-469-5677 VP

Second Saturday night of the month - 7pm-2am
Deaf Night Out - The Blind Pig - NODA
453 E. 36th Street Charlotte, NC 28205
More info:
Games / Socializing With Charlotte Deaf Community

Fourth Saturday night of the month - 6pm - 9pm
Silent Dinner/ASL Night
Southpark Mall Food Court, 4400 Sharon Rd, Charlotte NC
 November and December = third Saturday night
 Contact: Kathy Apperson, Deaf Services Specialist, at
704-900-0212 VP or

Davidson County
2nd Friday of the Month - 11am - SDHHDC Silent Lunch
at different locations each month. If we are informed, event
locations will be posted on the front page.
For more information, email

Last Tuesday of the month at Golden Corral, 15-501 (south Durham)
near Target and Sam’s Club around 5:00 pm
Start time is flexible - arrive at your convenience
No contact info available

Elizabeth City
Silent Dinner will be first Saturday of the month at the
Golden Corral, 6pm - 8pm
July's (4th) event moved to July 11
406 Halstead Blvd, Elizabeth City, NC 27909
For information call Nikki Townes (252) 562-0311 (vp)
or Becca Riddle on her closed fb page

2nd Friday of the month at Golden Corral, 103 N. Cooper Drive
Contact Marlene Melvin
at for additional information


The Jacksonville area does have a monthly social/silent dinner
event on the third Friday of the month but are hosted at different
locations and are are posted on the home page only if we are
. July, August, and September are listed as follows:
July 19 - 6pm - 8pm - Silent Dinner
CiCi's Pizza @1315 A Western Blvd Jacksonville , NC , 28546

August 16 - 6pm - 8pm - Silent Dinner
Forkful @ 1130 Western Blvd Jacksonville NC 28546

September 20 - 6pm - 8pm - Silent Dinner
Panchovilla Mexican Restaurant @2121 N Marine Blvd
Jacksonville , NC 28546
Contact Becca Riddle in fb for future events


East Carolina Deaf Social
2nd Saturday of the month
Neuse Nature Center
401 W. Caswell St. Kinston, NC 28501
This is not confirmed as a regular function, please contact
Jon Kennedy
to confirm or email

However, there is a new Kinston Silent Dinner
posted on the home page on a regular basis
None is scheduled for November and December
January 2014 at Sagebush Steakhouse on New Bern Rd

Table Rock AARP (Senior Citizen)
2nd Thursday of the month
501 North Green Street, Morganton, NC 28655
10am - 1pm - Bring the covered dish and Admission Fee
Contact: Tony Long, President –

Capital Deaf Seniors
Meets every 2nd
Wednesday 10am - 2pm
Dept of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (DSDHH)
No meetings in November and December due to going on field trips
October 2014 will be last meeting at this location
(Woodoak Bldg, GL 3) 1100 Navaho Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609
behind Denny's restaurant on Wake Forest Rd.
Starting in January 2015, meetings will be relocated to new DSDHH
location at 4900 Waters Edge Dr Raleigh, NC 27606 (near Cary)
We have educational workshop when possible during meetings in
the morning and have social and games after lunch in the afternoon
Wayne Goforth (President) at VP—336-525-7063 or<br>
Joel Marcus (Secretary) at VP—919-324-3774 or

Silent Dinner - Raleigh & Cary Area
3rd Friday of the month. Contact Bettie Ittenbach
919-807-5404 V/TTY for locations and times

2nd Tuesday of the month at Golden Corral, 40 Weeks Drive
(off of US 501N) from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
No contact info available

Siler City
Every first Friday of the month at Dry Dock Seafood Restaurant
408 North 2nd Avenue, at 5:30 pm
Contact Robin Alston-Smith 866-309-0967 (VP)

First Friday of each month 6pm – 8pm Silent Dinner
K&W Cafeteria, 1175 Glenway Dr., Statesville, NC
Village Inn Pizza, 3233 Taylorsville Hwy or
at 1507 E Broad St Statesville NC
Location changes monthly
Contact: Jeffery Fish –


Silent Lunch - 12 noon-1pm

First Friday of each month

Independence Mall, Food Court, 3500 Oleander Drive, Wilmington
For more information, contact Daisy Ogola at 910-251-5767 TTY,
800-205-9916 TTY, 866-926-3121 VP
or email:

  Silent Dinner - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Every 3rd Friday of each month
Silent Dinner in collaboration with the UNC-Wilmington
American Sign Language (ASL) Club and the Division of Services
for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing - Wilmington Regional Center,
Silent Dinner at the Independence Mall Food Court
This is open to all people who want to learn some more about
ASL and Deaf Culture Contact -

First Friday of Each Month - 6pm - 9pm -
Silent Dinner at Hanes Mall Food Court
3320 Silas Creek Parkway Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Sylvia Likely at or
Christina Bryant at

Other Notices:
Deaf-Blind/Hard of Hearing-Low Vision Support Group
Anyone interested in a support group, please contact Marilyn Trader
at 919-212-7878 (Voice) or 919-250-1181 (TTY)

Wilson Deaf Seniors - 11am - 1pm - First Tuesday of each month
Something Different Restaurant
3342 Airport Blvd., Wilson, NC
Contact: Mary Ella Williamson, Vice President

Simi-Monthly Silent Socials in Wilson,
NC Silent Social

Williams of Wilson Restaurant, 124 Barnes Street SW
Wilson, NC 27896
For more information, contact Diana Charbonneau,
Wilson Regional Center Telecommunications Consultant
As of 06/242014
We have not receive confirmation if this event still occurs


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