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Annual Celebration of Abilities Month: October

Find out about UCSD's annual Celebration of Abilities Month, usually held in October.

October is National Disability Awareness Month in the United States. Every year, Celebration of Abilities Month events provide information related to health issues, personal well-being, and disability prevention and management.

Accommodations

Events are wheelchair accessible. To request American Sign Language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations necessary to enable your participation, contact Paula Doss, (858) 534-6744, at least two weeks in advance of the event.

For parking and shuttle information, call (858) 534-RIDE (7433), or see Shuttle Service.

2014 Annual Celebration of Abilities events

October 1 - October 31

Location: Price Center, Theatre Lobby Foyer 

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Celebration of Abilities Art Display: Come and peruse and enjoy the amazing collection of art on display!

Note: Art is displayed Oct. 1 – Oct. 31 in the Price Center Theatre Foyer. This learning opportunity is co-sponsored by UC San Diego's Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD).

Thursday, Oct. 23

Location: Price Center, Plaza area

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11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Celebration of Abilities LIVE Entertainment Fest:

  • Mark Goffeney, a popular Guitarist/Vocalist Headliner who weaves music and story into an amazing performance; his charismatic energy carries through seamlessly interspersing his passionate diversity message. 
  • The Leucadia Roadside Band, a local, popular acoustic Guitarists/Singers-Songwriters duo who will be featured playing a mixed blend of originals, with a contemporary take on folk, rock, pop, country, and blues styles for your afternoon's listening pleasure. 

This dynamo of talent leaves audiences educated, enlightened and pleasingly entertained by their music and tales.

It's a local Easy-Listening and Vocal Renditions Jam!  Come and feel the music and the message.

Diversity Educational Resource Tabling: Be sure to stop by and chat with the many UC San Diego campus community centers' who will be available to provide educational resource information. 

Light refreshments will be served. A prize drawing begins at 11:45 a.m. You must be present to win!

Friday, Oct. 24

Location: Grassy area (in the back) between the Professional Buildings of TPCS & TPCN, 10280 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla

- overlooking the 11th hole of the Torrey Pines Golf Course

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11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Celebration of Abilities LIVE Entertainment Fest:

  • Mark Goffeney,  a popular Guitarist/Vocalist Headliner who weaves music and story into an amazing performance; his charismatic energy carries through seamlessly interspersing his passionate diversity message.
  • The Leucadia Roadside Band, a local, popular acoustic Guitarists/Singers-Songwriters duo who will be featured playing a mixed blend of originals, with a contemporary take on folk, rock, pop, country, and blues styles for your afternoon's listening pleasure. 

These entertainer's mastery of the guitar is accompanied by a beautiful voices and comedic stories.

It's a local Easy-Listening and Vocal Renditions Jam!  Come and feel the music and the message.

Light refreshments will be served. A prize drawing begins at 11:45 a.m. You must be present to win!

Note: Light refreshments are available at all events.

2014 Annual Celebration of Abilities events are sponsored by:

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