What we're about

Come on out and meet other people who are learning and communicating with ASL. If it's your first time, don't worry, everyone is nervous about their first time, but everyone leaves relaxed and welcomed. If you have ASL questions, bring 'em along! Besides these events, do you have any favorite places you think would be cool to get together and sign? Mention your ideas and see who else might be interested.

So, what's so special about this ASL group?

- Beginners rule! I'm getting a little better myself, but still have some learning curve issues. I try to keep a "beginner's mind" about it. I'm not studying to be an interpreter, I'm not on a schedule or in a hurry, and this is not a part of my professional life, but if it helps others who are on that road, that's cool too.

- I’d like to see more events at local hangouts in Baltimore, and even in other cities and towns with awesome and undiscovered meeting spots.

- ASL Immersion is not a requirement here – it’s a great method, and one that lots of organizers insist upon in their groups. But this isn't a classroom and I'm not a teacher. I'm open to the discussions and questions about ASL that hearing students often have that are just too complicated for a beginner to discuss using ASL. If a voice conversation is a part of understanding ASL better, it's welcome here.

- All levels are welcome, but if you're more advanced, please be willing to help. Adjust to your audience and realize you'll be helping them out. The goal is for everyone to communicate, learn and improve, not to keep up with the best signer in the room.

- And, IT'S FREE! There's been a lot of discussion lately about Meetup costs and asking members for donations, but not here. This is my own pursuit until I run into some obstacle that makes me rethink it. Please join me.

Thanks for visiting. Once you join the group, you'll receive regular reminders of new meetups in your email. No obligations to attend any of them, just keeping you informed. If you do want to attend one, just click the link and RSVP so I can keep a handle on who's coming, table size needed, etc. No special invitations necessary.

I look forward to meeting-up with you!

Upcoming events (5+)

Sips and Signs

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Come on out to Caffe Bene for some beverages and chats! This cute little shop, located off of Route 40, has many baked goods available, smoothies, teas, coffees, and more. Nice lighting, tables for large parties, and an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere make this a perfect spot for making friends and starting off the week right. All levels of ASL welcome! Hope to see some new and friendly faces!

Signing Brunch Saturday

Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse

The new Red Emma's across from the Meyerhoff is a great spot. There is very little parking immediately in front, but there are a lot of other street parking opportunities within a block or two in different directions. Check the meters carefully, because some of them are active, while some others have free Saturday parking. We shouldn't have any seating problems as long as I can keep Emma's informed about attendance. To help me do that, PLEASE UPDATE your RSVPs as your plans change! I rely on that to determine how much seating to ask for so we're not over-using their restaurant space. Please think about and bring with you any ASL games or activities (preferably non-classroom ) that you might've enjoyed before, as well as any favorite apps or references that have been outstanding for you. I look forward to trying some of these in this diverse group, and everyone benefits if we can help spread the word about the real gems. Please do drop me a note if you have any questions at all. Thanks!

Wine 'n Sign Wednesdays

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Come on out and join the ASL conversation in a mellow gathering of fellow Signabees of all levels. 13.5 has been a welcoming venue, with a great kitchen/bar/lounge combination that keeps us all happy. Check down the hill on Falls Rd (towards the I-83 ramp) for parking options.

Wine 'n Sign Thursdays

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Come on out and join the ASL conversation in a mellow gathering of fellow Signabees of all levels. 13.5 has been a welcoming venue, with a great kitchen/bar/lounge combination that keeps us all happy. Check down the hill on Falls Rd (towards the I-83 ramp) for parking options.

Past events (455)

Signing Brunch Saturday

R. House

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