The events for the upcoming week are read aloud on our event hotline every Friday which can be accessed by calling (415) 694-7325
Adaptations Store Hours
Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
1st Mondays: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fridays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
2nd Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
10:00 am: Let's Go Hiking: Lake Merritt!
Jan 6 –
Join us and Let's Go Hiking: Lake Merritt. We will be doing a lovely 3.25 mile walk around Oakland's Lake Merritt. It will be a perfect way to jump start 2019! We will be meeting at the Lake Merritt BART station and will be on our way from there! We will have volunteers to help guide. Please RSVP to Amber by emailing email@example.com or calling (415) 694 - 7353. All fitness levels welcome!
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9:00 am: Free Access Technology Training
Jan 8 –
Bring your own device to our Weekday Access Technology Trainings!
A LightHouse Access Technology Trainer is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. for FREE 1-1.25 hour slots of training and support in VoiceOver (for iOS), speech programs including NVDA and Jaws, Braille Displays, Victor Reader Stream, and assistance with downloading and using apps like KNFBReader and Be My Eyes.
Our trainer can also assist you with downloading books from BARD, setting up a FaceBook profile or downloading music. Make an appointment in advance, as availability is on a first come first serve basis!
To sign up, please contact Shen Kuan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-694-7312.
10:00 am: Braille Lab
Jan 8 –
January is National Braille Literacy Awareness Month. We're offering two braille labs for you to learn more about about braille, from its history, to tactile exercises to an introduction to basic braille.
Another lab will be held January 22.
For details or to RSVP, contact Divina Carlson, Braille Instructor, at 415-694-7367 or email@example.com
11:00 am: Chair Fitness Class
Jan 9 –
Looking for a low-impact workout that will leave you feeling more energized, sculpted, flexible, and balanced? Join us for Chair Fitness every Wednesday at 11 AM where we will focus on a different workout each week to help you get stronger! For more information, contact Amber Sherrard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10:00 am: Knitting
Jan 10 –
Every week, our knitters gather to share their purls of wisdom and get in the loop on each other’s latest project, and usually end up in stitches spinning yarns. Whether you knit for pleasure, distraction or just practical economics, or you’ve never done it before and want to give it a try, there’s always room for another loom. Learn, refine, or teach a skill that makes your gift-giving budget lighter weight or support a student-led altruistic project like knitting chemo caps, beanies for babies, lap blankets or other creative applications.
For more info, needle Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at email@example.com or 415-694-7316.
4:30 pm: Kurt Schwartzmann Art Opening
Jan 10 –
Join us on Thursday, January 10th for an Art Opening at the LightHouse 4:30 – 6 pm. The exhibition showcases the work of Kurt M. Schwartzmann. Kurt is a LightHouse client who lost all vision in his left eye in 2006 due to complications of AIDS. His first series of 64 drawings, entitled ‘Yellow Line’, is a tribute to the hard working Operators of SF MUNI that put up with SO much drama and still manage to keep the city moving efficiently, rain or shine.
What: Art Opening at the LightHouse for the Blind Gallery featuring the artwork of Kurt M. Schwartzmann
Refreshments will be served * Meet the Artist * Schmooze with the LightHouse Community
Please RSVP to Jennifer Sachs: firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-694-7333.
Tell your friends and circle of connections. Hope you can make it!
3:30 pm: Putting Your Best Face Forward: Using Makeup to Enhance Your Professional Appearance
Jan 11 –
Join us Friday January 11, when the LightHouse Rehabilitation Department, in partnership with Employment Immersion, will host a new class, “Putting Your Best Face Forward: Using Makeup to Enhance Your Professional Appearance”. LightHouse Independent Living Skills Specialists, Bobbi Pompey and Dawn Leeflang, along with Kate Williams, Manager of Employment Immersion, and beauty industry professionals from Benefit Cosmetics will guide students through using simple techniques to apply make-up for wearing to work!
What will you learn?
Things to Know:
The class will be held at the LightHouse Headquarters, 1155 Market Street in San Francisco, on the 10th floor. To ensure effective student-to-instructor ratio, attendance is limited and RSVPs are required.
To ensure an effective student-to-instructor ratio, attendance is limited and RSVPs are required.
The cost of the class is $45 which includes instruction and some makeup supplies from Benefit Cosmetics in the shade just right for you! Limited scholarship funding may be available for working students age 55+ in the of San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Contra Costa or Marin. Private pay and third-party payments are accepted.
Please register or send questions to Bobbi Pompey at email@example.com or 415-694-7613.
1:00 pm: Gmail Hands-On Workshop
Jan 12 –
Gmail, it's everywhere you want to be… Connected to the Internet. Welcome to the world of tomorrow, and web apps. Gmail is built to act as an application inside your browser. This means you can access it with just your favorite screen reader and browser, but still use time saving keyboard short cuts to make navigating easier. It also means that it is necessary to learn just a few new tricks. Gmail, and other web apps mix the way that you would navigate on the desk top with how you navigate a website. On Saturday, January 12th join the Access Technology team at the LightHouse to learn about how Gmail works with your screen reader and how to navigate and use it efficiently. We will discuss how Gmail differs from other websites and help you to make the most of its online interface. This course requires that you bring your own device, and be comfortable using your screen reader to browse web pages and in the desktop environment on your computer, and that you have a Gmail account. An RSVP is required for this class, and space is limited. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org This class is free to participants through support from the City of San Francisco’s SF Connected program.
1:00 pm: Try It Workshop: Pole Dancing
Jan 12 –
2:00 pm: Museum Meanderings: SFMOMA
Jan 12 –
Museum Meanderings: SFMOMA Saturday, Jan. 12, 2-5 PM San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) 151 3rd St. San Francisco
7:30 pm: The 1950s: When Broadway Ruled: Gill Concerts to benefit EHC at Menlo School In Menlo Park
Jan 12 –
The 1950s: When Broadway Ruled
Highlights from Guys and Dolls, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, The King and I, and many more shows.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 7:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 7:30 p.m.
THE SPIEKER BALLROOM AT MENLO SCHOOL
50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton 94027
$20 donation requested
Seating is on a first come, first seated basis.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT STEVE OR NANCY GILL AT
Gill Concerts to benefit Enchanted Hills Camp at Menlo School In Menlo Park.
*FRIENDS: SHARON DAVIS, TOBY ESPINOZA, STEVE GILL, SARA HADSELL, KARI HALL, LINDA JORDAN, JENN MITCHELL, ALEX PEREZ, MATT PICK, EVANNE RISKAS, ALEX SLAVIN, and MOLLIE THOMPSON