Signing Time's Rachel Coleman, LIVE in Sacramento
ASL Interpreter and Signing Time Instructor Christie O'Neill is proud to announce that Emmy-nominated Rachel Coleman, host of Signing Time, will be performing for children and families near the California Capital this summer. The Signing Time Foundation Community Event on August 25th will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Valley Springs Presbyterian Church. Info is available at www.SigningTimeFoundation.org/sacramento. The event will be interpreted in American Sign Language for our Deaf and Hard-of Hearing patrons.
Thousands of families in Northern California have been touched by Signing Time, the hit PBS show that introduced American Sign Language to children across the Nation. Now, for the second time, these families will be able to come and see her perform, live in Sacramento, California.
Coleman, who co-created Signing Time as a means to teach children of all abilities how to communicate using American Sign Language (ASL), has seen firsthand the miracles that can come from using sign language. As the mother of a daughter who is deaf, and another who has cerebral palsy and spina bifida, Coleman has spent the last few years making sign language fun and accessible for all children through the Signing Time series. Whether used by a pre-verbal infant, a non-verbal child with disabilities, or a family who simply wants to learn ASL as a second language, Signing Time reaches children with diverse learning styles and encourages interaction through signing, singing, speaking and moving.
For the past seven years, Signing Time has been dedicated to proving the benefits and positive impact of sign language on children of all abilities. While most people regard sign language as something only for the Deaf community, thousands of parents are seeing that all children can accelerate their language and reading development through the unique blend of sign language, written word, song and video modeling used in Signing Time.
This event is only made possible through ticket sales, company sponsors and individual donors. Also essential are the volunteers who will be giving their time and energy. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Signing Time Foundation. Donations made online or at the concert will also benefit the Signing Time Foundation, and will be tax-deductible.
About the Signing Time Foundation:
Signing Time was developed based on her personal experiences. Rachel has seen firsthand the benefits of signing with ALL children, not only for children who are deaf and hard of hearing, and is committed to making ASL easily accessible to all families through the Signing Time series. The Signing Time Foundation (a 501 (c)(3) non-profit) is dedicated to making sign language fun and accessible to all children, creating a world in which all children can express themselves and be understood. For more information, please visit http://www.signingtimefoundation.org/.
"Your presence at the Rachel Coleman Live Event in Sacramento constitutes your permission for the Signing Time Foundation and/or Christie O'Neill to use your likeness, image, or appearance as part of marketing, promotional, or any other material created by the Signing Time Foundation and/or Christie O'Neill (whether video or photograph) as part for such purposes at the event and shall therefore hold those previously mentioned harmless."
Due to the large number of people, and high volume of Signing Time product being purchased at the event, we ask that you please do not bring any of your DVDs from home to the concert, as it becomes very difficult to tell what people have brought in with them, and what they may be purchasing. If you have Signing Time T-shirts, please feel free to wear them, and write your name on any other memorabilia. If you'd like her to sign your child's favorite DVD, please just bring the cover underneath the plastic layer on the front of the box. The signature will stay protected that way, and it will reduce confusion and make the event run more smoothly for everyone. Thank you.
Due to the non-profit fundraising nature of this event, refunds will not be possible. However, you can give your tickets away, or if you purchase tickets and are unable to attend your ticket may count as a donation to the Signing Time Foundation.
Valley Springs Presbyterian Church (View)
2401 Olympus Drive
Roseville, CA 95661
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|
||IS SHE DOING 2 SHOWINGS? SATURDAY AND SUNDAY? THE WEBSITES AREN'T CLEAR|
||Brown Paper Tickets summed this up pretty nicely, but she is doing TWO Northern California shows. The first is on Saturday, in Sacramento, and the second is on Sunday in Union City/Fremont. :)|
||what benifits are given to VIP holders?|
||VIP tickes have been sold out for over a month, but they get early access, an extra meet and greet and better seats, usually, than General Admission Ticket Holders|