Summit Ranger Station staff are planning a sign language event this Saturday at Pinecrest.

The event is billed as the first Sign Language Extravaganza hosted by the Stanislaus National Forest.

Flyers for the event say “Whether you are deaf, hard of hearing, or a hearing individual: Come explore our Forest in American Sign Language!”

Information will be presented in spoken English and in American Sign Language.

People will be able to learn to understand and communicate phrases about the forest in sign.

There will also be live music and songs translated into American Sign Language.

Summit Ranger Station staff emphasize this is an opportunity for people to sign with other nature lovers. The event is planned at the Pinecrest public fishing pier on the southwest corner of the reservoir.

“Wear a smile and bring a lunch to enjoy between activities,” organizers say.

Family activities are planned for everyone, including deaf, hearing impaired and hearing individuals.

The free event is for all ages and its scheduled 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Summit Ranger Station staff at (209) 965-3434.

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