The Purdue University North Central American Sign Language Club will host its first ASL Coffeehouses of the semester on Friday, Sept. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cornucopia Coffee Company, 210 Lincolnway, Valparaiso.
A group activity for all to enjoy will begin at about 7 p.m , with Jason Maloney, PNC limited term lecturer in American Sign Language, presenting storytelling using ASL.
The event is open to ASL students as well as community members and children are welcome to attend with a parent or adult. This is a fun, casual event for all to enjoy through participation or as an observer.
Participants are asked to use ASL providing 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.
The ASL Club has scheduled one Friday night coffeehouse per month this semester. Each will be at Cornucopia Coffee Company from 6 to 9 p.m. and will feature a guest speaker, group activity or game.
Upcoming coffeehouses will be: Oct. 15, Nov. 19 and Dec. 10.
Information about the ASL Club may be found at www.aslclub.info. Information about other events in the community is posted at: www.nwideaf.org.
Further information about the coffeehouse may be obtained by contacting Joanna Witulski, limited term lecturer in American Sign Language, at email@example.com.