Upcoming Events

October 20, 2014

LOW IMPACT EXERCISE- WITH MICHAEL GORDON

Michael Gordon has been teaching our clients for over 10 years. If you are in a wheelchair or can’t stand to long, that’s okay. You are able to sit in a chair and exercise. It’s 45 minutes of cardio, at your own pace. Please RSVP with Molly Irish at mpearson@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7320.

Start: October 20, 2014 11:00 am
End: October 20, 2014 11:45 am
Venue: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters
Address:
214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States

PROJECT OPEN-HAND LUNCH

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 mpearson@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7320.

Start: October 20, 2014 12:00 pm
End: October 20, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters
Address:
214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States

October 21, 2014

COMMUNITY SERVICES COOKING CLASS

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 mpearson@lighthouse-sf.org

Start: October 21, 2014 11:45 am
End: October 21, 2014 1:00 pm

THE BLIND BOWLERS LEAGUE-CANCELLED

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 mpearson@lighthouse-sf.or or (415) 694-7320.

Start: October 21, 2014 1:00 pm
End: October 21, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Albany Bowl
Phone: 510-526-8818
Address:
540 San Pablo Avenue, Albany, CA, 94706, United States
Cost: 10.00

BODY FLOW YOGA WITH SALLY MITCHELL-CANCELLED UNTIL OCTOBER

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 mpearson@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7320

Start: October 21, 2014 2:00 pm
End: October 21, 2014 3:30 pm
Venue: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters
Address:
214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States

October 22, 2014 – October 22, 2014

IMPROV / PERFORMING ARTS WITH BOB FITCH

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

Start: October 22, 2014 10:30 am
End: October 22, 2014 11:30 am
Venue: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters
Address:
214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States

YOGA (CHAIR)

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 mpearson@lighthouse-sf.or or (415) 694-7320.

Start: October 22, 2014 11:30 am
End: October 22, 2014 12:15 pm
Venue: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters
Address:
214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States

PROJECT OPEN-HAND LUNCH

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 mpearson@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7320.

Start: October 22, 2014 12:00 pm
End: October 22, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters
Address:
214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States

CCSF- GUEST SPEAKER SERIES

City College of San Francisco and Lighthouse offer a weekly guest speaker series. Speakers include educators, lecturers, and professionals from a variety of fields including healthcare, law, business, poitics, blind field services, technology, recreation/leisure, etc. For more information and to find out who will be presenting, please contact Molly Irish at mpearson@lighthouse-sf.org or (415) 694-7320

Start: October 22, 2014 1:00 pm
End: October 22, 2014 2:30 pm
Venue: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters
Address:
214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States

October 23, 2014 – October 23, 2014

VOLUNTEER CORPS AT KAISER HOSPITAL

A class with a very simple purpose—to give back to our local communities through community service. Blind and visually impaired volunteers will spend their day volunteering at various locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area as a way to say, “Thank You,” as well as encourage civic engagement. To RSVP please contact Molly Irish at (415) 694-7320 or email at mpearson@lighthouse-sf.org

Start: October 23, 2014 8:00 am
End: October 23, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters
Address:
214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States
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