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October 30, 2014
Come the knitter and crocheters in making beanies for babies, blankets and lap-ghans for wheelchair patients for Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco. We meet on Thursdays at 10am-12pm and eat lunch. The yarn is provided by Kaiser Hospital. All you need to do is Knit or crochet. Please RSVP with Molly Irish 415-694-7320 or email@example.com.
Come join our newly formed COOKIES FOR THE COMMUNITY program as we bake cookies for different organizations. As part of the Lighthouse Volunteer Corps program, we invite any blind and low vision persons interested in helping us bake these tasty treats to join us every Thursday from 1pm-3:30pm. It will be our way of thanking them for their services. To RSVP please contact Molly Irish firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-694-7320
October 31, 2014
Come join the LightHouse Staff in having a fun, safe and crazy night at our Annual Halloween Party. There will be food, candy, music and costume contest. Please RSVP with Molly Irish at 415-694-7320 or email at email@example.com.
November 3, 2014
Starting in January 2014 the LightHouse Community Services Department will begin a New Choir Class. Their will be a choir director coming each week to get you ready to perform in front of an audience. Come join the choir and sing your heart out. Please RSVP with Molly Irish firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-694-7320.
Project Open Hand Lunch: (Monday and Wednesday from 12:00pm to 1:00pm) $2.00 for blind and low vision participants 60+ years of age, $6.00 for those under 60 years-old. you will be eating a healthy balanced meal. You need to RSVP or you may not get a lunch. Please RSVP with Molly Irish at email@example.com or call 415-694-7320.
November 4, 2014
If you would like a change, come cook some dishes and eat it too. We will be cooking with fresh meats, vegetables, herbs and spices. We will cook a different dish each week. If you are interested, please RSVP with Molly Irish at 415-694-7320 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Community Services program is proud to announce the formation of a new Blind Bowlers League that will begin play in January 2014. As LightHouse is in the process of establishing this exciting new league, we cordially invite blind and low vision individuals of all ages and experience to join us.
Our initial goal is to recruit enough interested—and dedicated—bowlers to form four teams comprised of 3-4 bowlers. Individuals and self-formed teams are encouraged to apply. Each team shall have no more than (1) sighted person. However, that person will be required to wear a sleep shade (occluded) throughout play. Self-formed teams are encouraged to submit a predetermined team name.
League play will initially take place every Tuesday from 1pm-4pm at Albany Bowl, which is located just three short blocks from the El Cerrito Plaza BART station. The cost is $10.00 per person per week. Fees include bowling shoe rental and unlimited bowling for three hours. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Albany Bowl.
Once league play commences, a structured tournament schedule will be established and distributed. Lane bumpers are optional. A handicap will be determined for those choosing to utilize lane bumpers.
Spare no time, and Strike it big by signing up today!
For more information, or to sign up, please contact Molly Irish at email@example.com or (415) 694-7320.
LightHouse Presents: Introduction to the Guitar—Lessons for the Blind and Visually Impaired
First Tuesday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m .
Come join us for an exciting new class for both beginner and intermediate guitarists. Instructor Chad Carrion will cover such topics as:
• Overview of the Guitar
• Tuning your Guitar
• Basic fingering
• Introductory Chords & amp; Strumming pattern
Chad Carrion is a new volunteer with Lighthouse who is from the bay area and currently lives in San Francisco. Chad has been playing guitar for 14 years and has a background in classic & amp; alternative rock styles. Class is limited to 6 people. Attendance by reservation only. Please RSVP with John Liang, Director of Community Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 694-7334.
November 5, 2014 – November 5, 2014
Robert “Bob” Fitch has been writing and performing since high school (albeit sporadically). He has worked as a teacher and advocate for adults with disabilities for DECADES.
In his college years Bob enjoyed a wide variety of dramatic experiences including playing Tom Wingfield in Tennessee Williams, Glass Menagerie,
directing pieces by John Cage, Hunter S. Thompson and TS Elliot, and acting as a cast member of the Chartreuse Moose Players, founded by writer/director, Jeff Franklin who went on to create the TV show, Full House.
Post College, he self-published a poetry book and did numerous readings around the state. He studied improvisation with Fred Curchack at Intersection for the Arts and solo performing with Grace Walcot at the Writers Who Act/Solo Mio Festival. Bob played the role of the “job developer” in the independent film, Underdog, by Josh Davis.
Bob considers himself very lucky to have worked with some of the top
teachers/directors working with adults with disabilities. He was a teacher’s aid to both Stu Kandel and Gary Thompson at the Cerebral Palsy Center’s Drama class. Bob became the teacher when they moved on and he started teaching for Oakland Adult Education. He also co-developed a performance piece with a group of artists including Ron Jones, directed by Judy Cohen Goodman. He was in the cast of the Goodman directed production of The Wiz at the Arc of San Francisco.
Bob was on the board of CDT, Creativity/Disability/Talent, for ten years and stayed involved as a supporter and volunteer. Through CDT he was blessed to meet some of the premier talent in the “disability culture movement” including David Roche, Cheryl Marie Wade, Lee Williams, Pamela Walker, Benjamin Stuart, Kathy Martinez, Axis Dance Company, Wry Crips Women’s Theatre and many more.
Bob has been teaching Drama at the Janet Pomeroy Center since August 2013. His class has presented original performances at the end of each of the three semesters.
Improvisation at Lighthouse for the Blind
CCSF Instructor, Robert “Bob” Fitch will be leading an improvisation group at Lighthouse….
Participants will engage in a variety of activities to develop skills in communication and creative expression, exercise the “imagination muscle” and work toward the goal of public performance. Class will include verbal play, mime, percussion, rhythm and rhyme, and whatever else we come up with! 1st and 3rd Mondays 1-2pm. Please RSVP with Molly Irish 415-694-7320 or mpearson@lightHouse-sf.org
Basic breathing exercises, light stretching and relaxation techniques are combined to give participants a systemic means of reducing stress and tension. For more information or to enroll, please contact Molly Irish at email@example.com or (415) 694-7320.