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Upcoming MWADB Events
By Kari Getzinger, Recreational / Social / Cultural Chair
For rides or SSPs (interpreter / guide), contact
Beth Lucey at e-mail <>
(if you have no e-mail, call Mindy Frankel at 301- 656-4883 v/tty)

Saturday, June 1: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wheaton Regional Park, Camp Site "G"
     We look forward to our annual picnic to see old friends and meet new ones, have lunch, and play games.  People should begin to gather at 11 AM, the picnic lunch will start at 12 noon, and games will follow. 
     Contact Peggy Johnson at least a week before the picnic, and tell her what you are bringing (410-247-5045 V/TTY; email <>).  We will need: hamburgers; veggie burgers; hotdogs; rolls; charcoal; foil; utensils; catsup; mustard; relish; papers plates; cups; napkins; plastic ware (forks, knives, spoons); salads; veggies; deviled eggs; baked beans; potato chips; desserts; sodas; ice; trashbags; paper towels.
1) take Georgia Avenue (Rt. 97) north from the beltway;
2) turn right on Shorefield Road (first light after Arcola and before
reaching Randolph Road);
3) Shorefield dead-ends in the park.  The picnic shelter is G (the same one we always use)  It is handicap accessible and near the restrooms,
playground, train and carousel.

Deaf Heritage Day at Six Flags of America
10:30 AM Saturday, June 15
Largo, Maryland
     This will be a lot of fun.  There will be interpreters all over the
park. The cost will be $16.65 each per person.
     SUCCESS!  Kari negotiated with Six Flags, and SSPs are free (one SSP for each deaf-blind person).  However, deaf-blind members who want to come with free SSP must purchase their tickets ahead of time.  If you're deaf-blind and want to come:
1. Write a check made out to "Kari Getzinger" for $16.65 for each deaf-blind person and send the check to Kari to arrive by May 29 at:    Kari Getzinger, 5303 Strathmore Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895-1121
If you do not send your money by May 29, you will have to buy your ticket at the gate and pay for your SSP's ticket.  For more information (or to see if your check arrived), contact Kari at <> or 301 946 2962 (voice).
2. Contact Beth Lucey at <> or Mindy Frankel 301- 656-4883 (v/tty) to arrange for a ride or SSP.
NOTE: if you want to be sure you will have an SSP before you pay for your ticket, contact Beth by May 10 to request an SSP, and she will let you know if she can find one by May 25 so that you can send payment for your ticket by deadline May 29.
NOTE:  If any SSPs are willing to come to Six Flags for the day,
or if deaf-blind people know someone willing to be their SSP at Six Flags, be sure to tell Beth immediately or a.s.a.p.!
3. Meet Kari at the main gates of Six Flags at 10:30 AM Saturday, June 15 to get your pre-paid ticket and a free ticket for your SSP.  If you arrive late, you can pick up your pre-paid ticket and SSP ticket at the gate.
Directions:  Six Flags is on Central Avenue about 5 miles east of the DC beltway.  From the beltway (I-495 / 95) take exit 15A (Route 214 East), go 5 miles and watch for Six Flags America on the left.  Their phone is 301-249-1500, web site is

MWADB's 16th Annual Deaf-Blind Camping Weekend
Friday-Sunday, August 2-4, 2002
Greenbrier State Park in Boonsboro, Maryland
NOTE: We must have someone co-ordinate this year's Deaf-Blind Camp or we'll have to cancel it.  If you're willing, please contact Betsy Wohl at 202-484-9022 (TTY) or <>.
Lets Go Camping!
    Greenbrier State Park in Boonsboro --
    10 miles east of Hagerstown, Maryland
    Time: Arrive after 3 PM on Friday, August 2; leave by 3 PM Sunday, August 4
    Fee: $28 members, $30 nonmembers, $14 each child age 6-17, Free for each child under 5, Free for SSP, $5 for Saturday all day only (includes evening cookout)
     Deadline for confirmation is Friday, July 19 (two weeks prior to camp).  The fee includes two nights of camping and our traditional Saturday evening cookout.  Space is limited -- we will have only two campsites, each good for up to 6 people and 2 large or 3 small tents.  Each site has a table, grill and parking  area. The campground has a bathhouse with hot showers.
     Activities include nature observation, playgrounds, rented paddle boats and  rowboats on the 42-acre man-made lake, swimming (in designated areas), sunbathing on a sandy beach, fishing (license required), hiking, and nature trails. Bring money for rented activities.
Directions from Washington DC area:
Take I-270 West, then I-70 West and get off at exit 42.
Bear right on Route 17 north toward Route 40 (Route 17 turns right in the middle of town).
At the flashing lights (Route 40), turn left. Greenbrier is about 3 miles on the left.
Once you arrive at the campground, get a map at the office and find our campsite reservation, which is Ash Loop #4 and #5, near the bathroom facility. If you are lost, ask at the front office.
Animals are not allowed except guide dogs.
Inflatable devices are prohibited in the water.
Campground quiet hours are from 11 PM to 7 AM.
You are at your own risk for any injury.
What you need to bring:
-- Camping equipment (including a tent -- if you don't have a tent, you can ask the others if it's possible to share a tent);
-- Food for Friday evening, Saturday breakfast and lunch, and Sunday breakfast;
-- Extra money;
-- Clothes.
For more information, contact Bruce Denhart:
     Phone: 301-345-6910 TTY e-mail: <>
For assistance obtaining SSP or a ride, contact Beth Lucey at
<> or Mindy Frankel at 301-656-4883 v/tty.
To register: Just send your confirmation with the number of campers, and a check or money order for your fee payable to "MWADB" to: Bruce Denhart, MWADB  Treasurer, 5027 Mangum Road, College Park, Maryland 2074

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