Upcoming Events

October 24, 2014

BIRTHDAY DINNER

Each month we get together with other that have birthdays in the particular month. Free to those that have birthdays in June and $5.00 for those that don’t. Come wish your friends a Happy Birthday and enjoy a good meal too. Please RSVP with Molly Irish at 415-694-7320 or email mpearson@lighthouse-sf.org

Start: October 24, 2014 4:00 pm
End: October 24, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters
Address:
214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States
Cost: $5.00

October 25, 2014

CARVING & COSTUME PARTY

Calling all ghosts, goblins, witches, warlocks, and wannabe celebrities! It’s that time of year to put on your scariest, funniest, or most outrageous costume on for a haunting goodtime at LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired! Join the LightHouse Youth Program for a fun-filled evening of Halloween-themed games, pumpkin carving, costume contests, treats, and other festive activities.

From more information, and to RSVP for this event, please contact Jamey Gump, Youth Services Coordinator, at (415) 694-7372, or by email at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org.

Spooky Activities:
Pumpkin Carving (for those that RSVP)
Costume Contest with Prizes! (Categories listed below)
Mummy Race
Scarecrow Race
Spooky Food Potluck & other Festive Games

Categories For Costume Contest:
Most original / creative
Most unrecognizable
Creepiest / Spookiest
Best Group Theme
Coolest Costume

Who: Low Vision and Blind Youth
What: Pumpkin Carving & Costume Party
When: Saturday, October 25th from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Please make your transportation arrangements to pick you up no later than 8:00 p.m.
Where: LightHouse for the Blind at 214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Waiver: Each participant must submit a LightHouse Youth Program waiver form, if they have not done so for a previous event.
RSVP: Please RSVP by October 22nd to Jamey Gump, Youth Services Coordinator, at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or (415) 694-7372.

Start: October 25, 2014 5:00 pm
End: October 25, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters
Address:
214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States

October 27, 2014

CHOIR CLASS WITH BOB

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

Start: October 27, 2014 10:00 am
End: October 27, 2014 11:00 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 27, 2014 12:00 pm
End: October 27, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters
Address:
214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States

October 28, 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 28, 2014 11:45 am
End: October 28, 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 28, 2014 1:00 pm
End: October 28, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Albany Bowl
Phone: 510-526-8818
Address:
540 San Pablo Avenue, Albany, CA, 94706, United States
Cost: 10.00

October 29, 2014 – October 29, 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 29, 2014 10:30 am
End: October 29, 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 29, 2014 11:30 am
End: October 29, 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 29, 2014 12:00 pm
End: October 29, 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 29, 2014 1:00 pm
End: October 29, 2014 2:30 pm
Venue: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters
Address:
214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States
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