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April 18, 2014
Come join the LightHouse Community Services program. 4-5pm-First you will have dinner($7.00), Cooked by Molly. 5-7pm-Then you play bingo (nickles, dimes and quarter games). The whole evening is full of fun, so please RSVP with Molly Irish firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-694-7320.
April 19, 2014
Red Cross Youth Club monthly meeting meets on the third Saturday of each month and discusses the prep of different events. Bring your thinking caps and voice you thoughts. To join RSVP with Jamey Gump at email@example.com or call 415-694-7372
An LGBTQ support group for individuals living with vision loss or blindness! This support group will be a safe and fun place to build community for LGBTQ visually impaired individuals, find new friends, support one another, have fun, increase self-esteem, and engage in your community. All ages welcome. February meeting will be held at LightHouse 214 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 415-431-1418 call John Liang at 415-694-7334
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Youth Program
NEW! Cooking 101: Mastering the Basics
Lighthouse is pleased to announce a new cooking basics class for blind and low vision youth. Whether you are interested in cooking tasty treats, simple side dishes and snacks, or festive full course meals, this class is intended for blind and low vision youth aspiring to be more competent and confident in the kitchen. In addition to skills training, participants will also learn the ABCs of kitchen safety and sanitation.
Upon completion of the course, students will have obtained the necessary skills, knowledge, and confidence to independently prepare and cook just about any meal their taste buds desire.
Each lesson will focus on a particular type of cooking or cooking appliance (i.e. stove top, oven or grill). Students will be instructed on safe and sanitary practices and techniques.
This fun and informative class will meet at LightHouse headquarters (214 Van Ness Ave. SF) from 2:00pm until 5:00pm on the third Saturday of each month. Classes will be limited to 6 participants, all participants must RSVP. If you would like more information or to RSVP please contact Jamey Gump, Youth Services Coordinator at (415) 694-7372 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blind and Low Vision youth
Learn to cook tasty treats for yourself, your friends and your family
2:00pm – 5:00pm Third Saturday of the month
March15th 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Preparation and Cleaning Smoothies & Sandwiches
April 19th 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Cooking with a stove
French Toast & Bacon
May 17th 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Cooking with an Oven Pizza
June 21st 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Cooking with Grill or BBQ
Chicken, Potato Salad & Baked Beans
June 21st 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Family Meal
BBQ feast prepared by youth
Lighthouse Headquarters located at 214 Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94102
Each participant must submit a LightHouse Youth Program waiver form, if they have not done so for a previous outing or event.
FREE for low vision and blind youth
Jamey Gump, Youth Services Coordinator at email@example.com or (415) 694-7372. Classes are limited to 6 students.
April 21, 2014
Four Week Hatha Yoga for mobility and strength series
Once a week, four weeks, 60 minute class.
Open to beginners and experienced Yogis alike.
Asana sequences, combined with breathing techniques and a relaxing meditation practice.
Using Asana poses that focus on increasing mobility, achieving agility of both body and mind, while strengthening and helping the body’s coordination, improve posture, protect the back from injury, reducing the weight on the vertebrae and disks. All poses can be modified to fit Chair Yoga.
The breathing techniques will focus on creating additional heat and the meditation that follows will help participants relax deeply and connect with their inner self.
The style of Meditation is called Yoga Nidra, and it has been praised for a long time for its calming and healing effects on the body and mind (It is a method that is now used to break lasting bad habits, overcome traumas and create a deep calming effect).
Manar is a certified Hatha Yoga teacher from the Yoga Vidya Gurukul Institution in Nasik, India. Spring Class 2012. She has since taught both individuals and group classes with a passion for proper alignment, energy balancing and working towards an effortless flow of energy and well being.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-694-7320.
We want to introduce our New Art Exploration class. Where you would explore your imagination and have a lot of fun. Bob will be teaching the classes and he will help you bring out your creativity. If you are interested, Please RSVP with Molly Irish at 415-694-7320 or email email@example.com
April 22, 2014
Sally Mitchell is a professional, caring and thoughtful yoga teacher, massage therapist and chi running instructor, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She creates a safe, supportive and nurturing environment in all her classes and sessions, allowing her clients to feel at ease. Her intention is to help people to balance their energy in their bodies and minds, through natural movement, deep relaxation and meditation. She will teach you how to move your body with greater ease, while also experiencing a deeper sense of self-awareness, openness and confidence. RSVP with Molly Irish firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-694-7320
If you are or not vegetarian and would like a change, come cook some vegetarian dishes and eat it to. We will be cooking with fresh 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 694-7320.