Upcoming Events

April 23, 2014

“NEW” MEDITATION CLASS WITH JEFFERY

Beginning January 15th, we will be offering a class on meditation and stress reduction. It will meet every Wednesday morning from 9:30am to 10:30am. It’s a drop-in group, so please feel free join in whenever you are able.

Meditation is a practice open to everyone. In other words, the meditation being offered at LightHouse is a non- denomination practice. The techniques in this class will be aimed at helping practitioners to achieve healthier mental states and corresponding physical ease.

We will learn a variety of meditation practices, some in response to specific negative emotions.
Whether you are familiar with meditation or a complete newcomer, this class will be appropriate for you.

About the instructor: Jeffrey Schneider is a meditation teacher who has lived, practiced and taught at the San Francisco Zen Center since 1978. He coordinates the Zen Center outreach programs and has taught meditation in prisons, drug and alcohol rehab facilities, in senior living complexes, to homeless youth and others. He has led classes, retreats and workshops here in San Francisco as well in other California locations, in Texas, Missouri and North Carolina.

To participate please RSVP with Molly Irish mpearson@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7320.

Start: April 23, 2014 9:30 am
End: April 23, 2014 10:30 am
Venue: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters
Address:
214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States

BEANIES FOR BABIES

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 mpearson@lighthouse-sf.org.

Start: April 23, 2014 10:00 am
End: April 23, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters
Address:
214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States

“NEW” CHOIR CLASS-postponed

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: April 23, 2014 10:30 am
End: April 23, 2014 11:30 am
Venue: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters
Address:
214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States

SENSORY AWARENESS CLASS

Explore your five senses in a class setting. We will be doing the sense of taste, touch, hearing, vision and smell. In the past we have had a lot of fun exploring. Lets do it some more. If you are interested please RSVP with Molly Irish at 415-694-7320 or mpearson@lighthouse-sf.org

Start: April 23, 2014 10:30 am
End: April 23, 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: April 23, 2014 11:30 am
End: April 23, 2014 12:15 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: April 23, 2014 1:00 pm
End: April 23, 2014 2:30 pm
Venue: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters
Address:
214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States

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: April 23, 2014 1:00 pm
End: April 23, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters
Address:
214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States

April 24, 2014 – April 24, 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: April 24, 2014 8:00 am
End: April 24, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters
Address:
214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States

BEANIES FOR BABIES

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 mpearson@lighthouse-sf.org.

Start: April 24, 2014 10:00 am
End: April 24, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters
Address:
214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States

VITTLES FOR VETS/COOKIES FOR THE COURAGEOUS

Come join our newly formed Vittles for Vets/Cookies for the Courageous program as we bake cookies and other baked goods for our blind vets in Palo Alto, San Francisco Fire Departments and Police Departments. 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 mpearson@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7320

Start: April 24, 2014 1:00 pm
End: April 24, 2014 3:30 pm
Venue: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters
Address:
214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States
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