Mentor/Willoughby ASL Coffee Socials NOW ON ZOOM: 2nd Saturday, 3rd Tuesday & 4th Friday of each month!


NOTE: This page has been updated to reflect our new ASL Coffee Socials currently being held on ZOOM!

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Mentor AND Willoughby ASL Coffee Socials have been ON HOLD since March 2020. We hope to be back soon — but it will depend on when things are safe, and of course, when Starbucks is able to acommodate larger groups safely.

In the meantime, consider joining us on either the 2nd Saturday of the month, the 3rd Tuesday of the month OR the 4th Friday of the month (ALL are from 6:30pm – 9:00pm Eastern Time) on the ZOOM platform. simply login to http://www.zoom.com and use our special MEETING ID & PASSWORD shown below! šŸ™‚


Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88058886075?pwd=a3BuSVVUNDAwKy9qWTdkdksrWGREQT09

Meeting ID: 880 5888 6075
Password: 407154

MENTOR ASL Coffee Social

HAPPENS: 2nd Saturday of each month
TIME: 6:30pm – 9:00pm (or when Starbucks closes)
WHERE:Starbucks Coffee – “Mentor Reynolds” http://www.zoom.com (see above for login info)
LOCATED AT: northeast intersection of SR 306 & Tyler Blvd.
Address: 7827 Reynolds Road – Mentor OH 44060

Please see below for more information!

WILLOUGHBY ASL Coffee Social

HAPPENS: 3rd Tuesday of each month
TIME: 6:30pm – 9:00pm (or when Starbucks closes)
WHERE: Starbucks Coffee – “WILLO-SOM” http://www.zoom.com (see above for login info)
LOCATED: across from Wendy’s & Walgreen’s on SR91 in Willoughby
Address: 5880 SOM Center Road – Willoughby OH 44094

Please see below for more information!

4th Friday ASL Social on Zoom

HAPPENS: 4th Friday of each month
TIME: 6:30pm – 9:00pm (or when Starbucks closes)
WHERE: Starbucks Coffee – “WILLO-SOM” This is an online only event – held on Zoom. http://www.zoom.com (see above for login info)
ADDITIONAL INFO: Beverages & snacks provided (online only). šŸ™‚

Details on both Mentor & Willoughby ASL Coffee Socials

** There is no entry/admission fee; HOWEVER …
*** PLEASE make a purchase from Starbucks during your visit – they have a selection of hot coffee, iced coffee, hot tea, iced tea, hot chocolate, and a variety of food items for sale). Since we can’t support Starbucks (who has graciously hosted our events since August 2019) in person, if you are comfortable going out, feel free to go to your local Starbucks and grab a beverage, snack or sandwich, then come home and login to our Mentor or Willoughby ASL COFFEE SOCIAL – on Zoom!

Frequently asked Questions:

When is this?

We meet on the 2nd Saturday (in MENTOR) and 3rd Tuesday (in WILLOUGHBY) of each month – beginning at 6:30pm. We stay at least until 9:00. Our guests are welcome to stay until Starbucks closes, but please respect their closing time so they don’t have to ask you to leave. As of this writing, Mentor closes at 10pm, while Willoughby is open until 11pm.

Upcoming Dates in 2021 at Mentor location:

JAN 9 – DONE
FEB 13 – DONE

MAR 13 – DONE
APR 10 – to be held virtually on Zoom
MAY 8 – to be held virtually on Zoom
JUNE 12 – to be held virtually on Zoom
JULY 10 – check back for location updates
AUG 14 – check back for location updates
SEPT 11 – check back for location updates
OCT 9 – check back for location updates
NOV 13 – check back for location updates
DEC 11 – check back for location updates

Upcoming Dates in 2021 at Willoughby location:

JAN 19 – Done
FEB 16 – Done

MAR 16 – DONE
APR 20 – to be held virtually on Zoom
MAY 18 – to be held virtually on Zoom
JUN 15 – to be held virtually on Zoom
JUL 20 – check back for location updates
AUG 17 – check back for location updates
SEP 21 – check back for location updates
OCT 19 – check back for location updates
NOV 16 – check back for location updates
DEC 21 – check back for location updates

Upcoming Dates in 2021 for Friday Night ASL Social on Zoom:

JAN 22 – Done
FEB 26 – DONE
MAR 26 – DONE

APR 23 – to be held virtually on Zoom
MAY 28 – to be held virtually on Zoom
JUN 25 – to be held virtually on Zoom
JUL 23 – check back for location updates
AUG 27 – check back for location updates
SEP 24 – check back for location updates
OCT 22 – check back for location updates
NOV 26 – check back for location updates
DEC 24 – check back for location updates

What to Expect:

This is a very casual event. These events can be considered a cross between a game night and a coffee chat. We DO provide a variety of board games and playing cards available for you to use. We also provide sign language specific games (such as Sign It). You are also welcome to bring your own game if you prefer. Some just prefer to sit and chat with people. We have no expectation of you – other than to respect others. We also ask you to make a purchase from Starbucks – it’s Starbucks, so we probably don’t need to run down what they have. This is new to us, just like it’s new to you. We’re playing it by ear. This could look different from month to month. It may also look different if we have a small group as compared to a larger group, simply by the way Zoom operates. But general rule of course is to sign and be considerate. We’ll muddle through as we go!

What NOT to expect:

We are NOT teachers. This is not a class. Other than that – who knows?! You may find that there are teachers attending our event. Feel free to ask them a few questions if you wish – but be respectful that they are also there to enjoy themselves, and not to put on a free tutoring session.

The goal here is … what?

The goal is to provide a venue for people to come together and socialize, and for students to practice what they’ve been learning.

Our Mission:

To provide a casual, non-teaching environment, for those in the signing community – both Deaf and hearing. This may include those that are learning ASL, or those who have mastered it. We welcome those in the Deaf community to join us as well!

What to Bring:

A positive attitude is the only actual requirement. Some students may find it helpful to bring a notebook and pen/pencil if you wish to jot down things you learn.

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