Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events sponsored by the HLAA Sarasota/Manatee Chapter are cancelled through May 31, 2020.

The “Private Eyes Movie Club” traditionally takes the summer off and will do so in 2020. The June “Curtain Time Theater Club” is cancelled, and July and August remain “to be determined”.

However, the Governor’s “shelter in place” order places no limit on reading!

Join the “Between the Covers Book Club” and, whether you can attend the Book Club meeting or not, there is much to learn about your hearing loss from the assigned book.

“Life and Deaf” is available at Target for $17.95 and online at Amazon for $15.99 Prime and $16.99 Kindle.

Newsday – “Noel Holston, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated reporter who once covered the media for Newsday, recounts that nightmare in ‘Life After Deaf,’ a poignant and often humorous account of this misfortune that befell him.”

Hearing Health and Technology – “According to Holston, Life After Deaf is not just for the more than 40 million people in the United States alone who cope with some form of hearing loss, but is also for their wide circles of friends, family and caregivers. This highly readable book will be an invaluable guide and source of hope for the large number of people now handling hearing loss.”

The Club’s meeting will be on November 20 at 4 PM at Umbrella’s, 1296 First Street in Sarasota, next to the Opera House.

Theater Club note – Fifty members and friends attended the Maya Ballet Cinderella at Van Wezel last month. Some are pictured here.