The Purdue University North Central American Sign Language Club will host an ASL Coffeehouse on Friday, Feb. 19, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Uptown Café, 1400 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso.
The coffeehouse is open to ASL students as well as community members. Children are welcome to attend with a parent or adult. This is a pleasant, casual event for all to enjoy either through participation or as an observer.
Participants are asked to use ASL for conversation. This provides an ideal opportunity to practice ASL to better communicate with friends, co-workers or family members. Coffee, food and drink may be ordered throughout the evening.
Future coffeehouses will be on March 18, April 15 and May 20. Coffeehouses may feature a guest speaker who will begin at about 6 p.m. If there is not a presenter, guests may bring their own decks of cards and games to play together. Everyone is welcome to participate.
Information about other ASL events in the community is posted at: www.nwidhhc.com/. The PNC ASL Club and Northwest Indiana Deaf Community are on Facebook.
Further information about the coffeehouses may be obtained by contacting Karen Donah, PNC continuing lecturer and coordinator of American Sign Language, at firstname.lastname@example.org.