NORFOLK, Neb. -- Northeast Nebraska is offering a new opportunity for those interested in learning sign language.

An American Sign Language (ASL) coffee chat event series is coming to Norfolk.

The group will meet every third Monday of the month.

Attendees will get the opportunity to practice and converse in ASL.

Event organizer Sheila Young Jenkinson said the coffee chat is a great way to learn the language and meet new people.

"Sign language is a great language for anyone to learn," Young Jenkinson said. "You never know who you're going to come across that speaks that language. Even if you know the basic signs, you can communicate. There is a chance to build up a community here and make Norfolk even more welcoming."

The first coffee chat will be on August 15 at the Downtown Coffee Company in Norfolk from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Sign language experts and beginners are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Sheila Young Jenkinson at [email protected]