You Are Always Invited

* Pre-registration is required for all events

We'd love to have you join us for any, or all,

of the events listed below!

Join us on Saturday, October 16, 2021 for the annual Walk4Hearing!

The Walk4Hearing is on October 16, 2021 at 10 am. Registration begins at 9 am. Join our team, or create your own! The walk is held at:


National Harbor
East Pier Tent/Event Stage
150 National Plaza
Oxon Hill, MD


We hope to see you there!

Grab a fall jacket, and come join us in a region near you for ice cream at the park! Families, Professionals, and D/HH Adults--all are welcome!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for


Virginia Hands & Voices is pleased to present our first-ever regional event, Sundaes on Sunday. Members of our Board will be gathering across the state at three different area parks to share some ice cream and fall fun! All attendees will receive free ice cream as a "Welcome Back" to our in-person events after a long season of virtual-only offerings. 

This is a community building event. If you are a parent of a deaf or hard of hearing child or teen (with or without child in tow), a professional who supports deaf and hard of hearing children, or if you are a deaf/hard of hearing all are welcome!

Events are located in CHANTILLY, FREDERICKSBURG and GLEN ALLEN. See below for details on each location and event time. 

Admission is free, but you must register to attend. When registering, please remember to select the location you'll be attending. As always, please indicate if you require an ASL Interpreter or Cued Language Transliterator. 

We look forward to seeing both new and familiar faces! There will be plenty of room in our reserved shelters to socially distance, so please come out and gather however feels comfortable to you!

Ellanor C Lawrence Pond Shelter

5040 Walney Rd. Chantilly, VA 20151

Sunday October 24, 3:00-5:00 pm

Northern Virginia area friends, meet at the Ellanor C Lawrence Pond Shelter between 3-5pm. The shelter is located next to the park's pond and across the street from Cabell's Mill. There will be free prepackaged ice cream sandwiches and popsicles for all who attend. Stop by the shelter when you arrive to check in and meet our Northern Virginia board members Dessie and Jill!

Old Mill Park

2201 Caroline Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Sunday October 24th, 12:00-2:00pm

Fredericksburg area friends, meet at the pavilion near the playground at Old Mill Park between 12:00 and 2:00 pm. There will be prepackaged ice cream cones and sandwiches for all who attend. Stop by the pavilion when you arrive to check in and meet our Fredericksburg board member Alicia!

Twin Hickory Park

5011 Twin Hickory Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23059

Sunday, October 24th, 3:00-4:30pm

Richmond area friends, meet at Twin Hickory Park between 3:00 and 4:30 pm. There will be a  BLUE BUNNY ICE CREAM TRUCK onsite handing out free ice cream novelties of your choice for anyone wearing one of our Virginia Hands & Voices stickers. The truck will have over 50 ice cream choices - something for everyone! Park in the lot across from the large playground, past the Twin Hickory Library building. Stop by the pavilion in the center of the playground area when you arrive to get your stickers, and meet our Richmond area board members, Gianina and Teri!

Events & Activities

While Virginia Hands & Voices hosts some of our own events, we often take advantage of, and meet at, programs offered by other organizations that will benefit our members. We do our best to keep this page up to date, but we encourage you to visit our Facebook page for the most current information. 


Social Opportunities

We seek to connect children with other children and families with other families. Often, through fun, family-centered activities we make strong friendships and realize we are not alone on the journey.


Learning Opportunities

Have you thought, "I'm confused, but I'm too afraid to ask," during an IFSP, IEP or 504 plan meeting. Do you ever wish you could just talk to someone who's a few steps ahead of you on this journey or a professional in the field of childhood hearing loss? Virginia Hands & Voices seeks to provide opportunities to learn and explore with others like you.  


When will Hands & Voices be in your area?

If we have not been in your area and you'd like to help us plan an event, please contact us at The events we plan are often based on finding a volunteer in the area who can help us. We'd love to hear from you!

Stayed tuned for more!

Have an Idea for an Event?

If you  have an idea for an event, or know of one we might want to promote to our members, please email us at We'd love to hear from you! 

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