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Northern California Entertainment and Recreation Listing October 23

This seo experts is compiled by the Vision Loss Resource Center at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. It is compiled weekly as a service to the blind and visually impaired community of Northern California. If you have meeting or event information that would be appropriate for inclusion in this list please email info@lighthouse-sf.org. This list will be updated every Friday. Information for each Friday’s listing must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to publication.  The entertainment and recreation listing are also available on the LightHouse website at: www.lbvi.staging.wpengine.com.com.
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Audio described movie listings by geographic area:

EAST T BAY:

Rialto Theatre:
10070 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito
510-528-8759
Now playing:
“Where the Wild Things Are”

SAN FRANCISCO:

AMC Metreon 15:
101 Fourth Street
415-369-6201
Now playing in auditorium 8:
“Stepfather”

AMC Van Ness 14:
1000 Van Ness Avenue
415-674-4630
Now showing in auditorium 5:
“Where the Wild Things Are”

SOUTH BAY:
AMC Saratoga 14:
700 El Paseo De Saratoga
San Jose
408-871-2277
Now playing in auditorium 10:
“Couples Retreat”
***
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by Broadway San Jose
“Spring Awakening”
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
211 W. Almaden Blvd.
San Jose
October 31     2:00pm
Tickets can be purchased at the San Jose Tix Box Office, 150 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose, via phone 408-792-4111 or on the website www.broadwaysanjose.com .  Be sure to ask for Audiovision tickets and reserve a headset.
***
Live Performances described by Visual Voice:
“The Chosen”
Presented by Theater Works
Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro Street, Mountain View
October 30        8:00pm
October 31         8:00pm
November 1    2:00pm
The times above are the show times. For descriptions of costumes and set arrive 25 minutes earlier.  Be sure to mention Visual Voice at the box office.
***
Live Described Performance:
Presented by SHN
”Wicked”
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco
This show is open ended and has a recorded descriptive sound track.  This means that every performance is accessible.  To charge tickets call 415-551-2027 and request a descriptive headset with your tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the box office without the convenience fee.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.

RECREATION:

Dance Class:
Starting October 24
11:00am-12:30pm
Earle Baum Center
4539 Occidental Road
Santa Rosa
Join Gene Russo for a six week partner dancing class.  He will be instructing in traditional ballroom and in contemporary Latin styles.  No dance experience necessary.  For more information and to register call Gene at 707-579-2480 or via email gene@generusso.com
***
Tandems Across the Bay Bike Club:
The club has several volunteers with tandems and rides on weekends and holidays, from The Fishermen’s Wharf Area.  The easy-going rides are usually across the Golden Gate Bridge and return to San Francisco via Ferry. There is usually a picnic after the ride.  To schedule a ride or just ask questions contact the club at:
tandemsacrossthebay@gmail.com
***
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP):
Adventure fitness and recreation are touch phrases for BORP.  BORP believes that everyone should have access to the unique challenges that outdoor recreation provides.  BORP makes every effort to accommodate each person’s needs, including providing transportation and volunteer support. Trips are planned with a wide spectrum of abilities in mind, including wheelchair users, slow walkers, and people with visual impairments. For event listings call Lori Gray at 510-843-4398 or check out the BORP website at www.borp.org
***
Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors:
Departs every Sunday at noon from Pier 40 in San Francisco. Call 415- 281-0212 for announcements or visit: WWW.BAADS.org

OF COMMUNITY INTEREST:

Peer To Peer Support Group:
October 24  1:00pm-3:00pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
These meetings are casually structured to discuss different aspects of life with a visual impairment. Every individual is visually impaired so discussions will be set in a comfortable, confidential setting with no judgments. Refreshments provided.
***
Frances Neer Visually Impaired Persons Forum:
October 24     11:00am
LightHouse for The Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco
Frank Welte, Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs California Council of the Blind will discuss accessible options for banking.
***
The Mega Program: Self Defense for the Visually Impaired:
October 24   3:00pm-6:00pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco
This program was developed specifically for the visually impaired. This is the first time a Mega Self-Defense seminar will be taught in the United States. The founder, Sensei Stephen Nicholls will be teaching the seminar. The topics covered will include threat recognition, tonal indication, and common sense in self-defense.
***
Musical Tapas
Music by Fauré, Ravel, Duke and more
A Benefit for Music Education Network for the Visually Impaired
October 25    5:00pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Recital Hall
50 Oak Street
San Francisco
Enjoy many styles of music. Proceeds
will go to the Music Education Network for the Visually Impaired (MENVI), an international organization that supports musicians who are blind or visually impaired. RSVP to www.menvi.org or call (510) 323-4934.
***
Jitterbug “J” Cell Phone Launch Party:
October 26         11:00am-3:00pm
Adaptations, the LightHouse Store
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
The Jitterbug “J” is a simple and user-friendly cell phone that is slim and light. It has a large LCD color display, big backlit buttons, easy-to-use “yes/no” buttons to access all phone features and a dedicated speaker phone button. Jitterbug cell phone service offers 24 hour/7 days a week US based customer service. Come into Adaptations during the launch party and receive a 10% discount on The Jitterbug “J”, along with extra Jitterbug goodies. A Jitterbug representative will be on hand to answer all questions and help set up new cell phone service.
***
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Job Fair for People with Disabilities:
October 29        10:00am-2:00pm
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco
The agency is looking to fill entry-level Environmental Engineer, Environmental Scientist, Life Scientist, Environmental Protection Specialist, and administrative positions using special non-competitive appointing authorities for People with Disabilities and Disabled Veterans.
Due to building security, candidates interested in attending the job fair must register in advance.  When registering please also mention if you will need a reasonable accommodation to attend this event.  To register for the job fair, please call, Roszette Panis at (415)947-3566, Edward Yuen at (415) 972-3832 , or Heidi Acquisti at (415) 972-3836.  If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, you must register and request your reasonable accommodation no later than October 23, 2009.
Please bring to the Job Faire:
•    Photo identification
•    Several copies of a resume
•    1 copy of unofficial final college transcripts reflecting all undergraduate coursework and graduate coursework (if applicable)
•    Copy of DD-214 for military service credit
•    Bring proof of disability from a licensed professional, state or private vocational rehabilitation specialist, or any Government agency that issues or provides disability benefits.
***
Ever Widening Circle features Janis Ian:
Sponsored by World Institute on Disability
October 30             7:00 pm
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland
Ever Widening Circle battles negative stereotypes of disabled people and serves as a model for presenting entertainment that is accessible for all audiences. The evening will open with writer and performer Greg Walloch and include a variety of desserts served during intermission.  To order tickets go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/71446
or by phone 510-251-4361.
***
Contract Management Support (CMS) Training:
The Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is seeking motivated legally blind individuals to join its Contract Management Support (CMS) training program.
CMS services include the tasks required to conduct contract close-out and administration. These tasks range from research and analysis prior to awarding a contract to contract negotiation and post-award vendor follow-up.
The LightHouse and National Industries for the Blind are partnering with the Department of Defense’s Defense Acquisition University (DAU) to provide the core training courses required to establish a foundation on contract management.  This is a 10 Week program and consists of four online courses and one on-site class.  Tuition is free to participants who are eligible for this training. In order to be considered for this program, candidates must:
•    Be a U.S. Citizen
•    Be legally blind
•    Have Bachelor’s degree, or 24 semester hours in a combination of the following fields:  accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
•    Be proficient using adaptive technology such as Zoomtext and/or JAWS
For more information please contact Sam Rodriguez, Assistant Director Business Services, at 415-694-7360 or send resume to srodriguez@lighthouse-sf.org
***
Insights Art Exhibit:
Presented by The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery’s Art at City Hall Program.
Through December 11
Monday – Friday 8am-6pm
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton  B. Goodlett Place
Lower Level- Enter on Grove Street
An exhibition of works by artists who are blind or visually impaired.
***
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Access Days:
December 21             9:00am to 1:00pm
February  27, 2010    6:00pm to  8:00 pm
De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco
The exhibit offers 50 objects from tomb of King Tut and 80 more from the tombs of his ancestors.  This exhibit illuminates the 18th Dynasty, Egypt’s Golden Age.  These Access days offer smaller crowds and reduced ticket prices.  There will be additional seating as well.  Objects for visitors to touch will be available at both Access Days.  Ticket prices are $18.50 and a limited number of $10.00 tickets for those with financial need.  Contact Tish Brown 415-750-7650 or tbrown@famsf.org for applications and more information.
***
Follow the LightHouse on Facebook and Twitter:
Get daily updates about LightHouse activities, community events, new products and even job postings. If you are not a member of these sites, it is easy to join!  Click on the following links, sign up and you will automatically be connected to LightHouse buzz! Twitter http://twitter.com/lighthouse_sf Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/LightHouse-for-the-Blind-and-Visually-Impaired/104069923114?ref=mf
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The LightHouse is proud to host The Mega Program: Self-Defense for the Visually Impaired. Join us Saturday October 24!

Hi Everyone,

I have been working with Stephen Nicholls and Alan Gutsell, founders of the Mega Self Defense Program.This prgram is specifcally designed for the blind/visually impaired, and the LightHouse is proud to be hosting a free seminar on Saturday October 24th from 3pm to 6om. The program which has been featured on the BBC radio program, InTouch, is becoming very popular in Europe. You can hear Stephen’s interview on the BBC here: www.enablingsafety.co.uk

This will be an introductory seminar, and we hope to have regular classes at the LightHouse in the future. We need your presense and feedback on October 24th to help train martial arts instructors who are being certified to teach the program. Stephen is always looking for the opportunity to meet visually impaired students who are  interested in becoming martial arts/self defense instructors, so if you are interested please come to the LightHouse on the October 24th to meet him.

We hope to see you here. See the attached flyer or below for more details. Contact me if you have any questions or want to sign up!

-Philip
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Self-Defense for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The LightHouse is proud to host The Mega Program: Self-Defense for the Visually Impaired. This program was developed specifically for the visually impaired. It began in London, England, and has been featured on the BBC radio program InTouch. This is the first time a Mega Self-Defense seminar will be taught in the United States. The founder, Sensei Stephen Nicholls, is flying from London to teach the seminar. We hope that you will participate!

The seminar will cover:

Threat Recognition – Mental State – Body Posturing – Tonal Indication

Substance Abuse – Threat Analysis – How serious is the threat?

Threat Response – The Law – Common Sense in self-defense

Involvements with the police – Witness Statement

Recording an Incident – How do people perceive you?

How do you want people to perceive you?

Principles of aggressive behavior – Physical self-defense techniques

When: Saturday, October 24th, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: The LightHouse, 214 Van Ness Avenue
Cost: There is a suggested donation of $5

For more info contact Philip from the LightHouse.

Call 415-694-7372 or

email pkum@lighthouse-sf.org.

Accessibility in the National Parks and Beyond October 22, 2009

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Parks for All

Accessibility in the National Parks and Beyond
October 22, 2009

5:30pm reception, 6:15pm screening,  7:15-8:30pm presentation
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
101 8th Street, Oakland 94607 directly across from Lake Merrit BARTStation, Oakland

Join us for a screening of “This Is America,” a 45-minute companion piece to Ken Burns’ new film, “The National Parks America’s Best Idea.” This inspirational program highlights the diverse histories of individuals who dedicated their lives to the creation and stewardship of our national parks.

Following the screening representatives from the National Park Service will discuss accessible opportunities in the Bay Area. There will be a resource area with representatives from California State Parks, East Bay Regional Parks, Access Adventures, Environmental Traveling Companions, a wheelchair accessible tent and more.

DISABILITY ACCESS: The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is accessible to persons using wheelchairs and others with disabilities. Informational materials will be available in large print. Assistive listening devices, materials in other alternative formats, American Sign Language interpreters and other accommodations will be made available upon request. Providing at least 72 hours notice will help to help ensure availability. Screening is available with close-captioned, audio described media.

To RSVPand request an accommodation, please call 415.553.3310 or e-mail parks@kqed.org.

In order to assist efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based scented products. Please help to accommodate these individuals.

Presented by the National Park Service, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and KQED Public Media in collaboration with Access Northern California and Bay Area Outreach Recreation Program

Northern California Entertainment and Recreation Listing October 16

This listing is compiled by the Vision Loss Resource Center at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. It is compiled weekly as a service to the blind and visually impaired community of Northern California. If you have meeting or event information that would be appropriate for inclusion in this list please email info@lighthouse-sf.org. This list will be updated every Friday. Information for each Friday’s listing must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to publication.  The entertainment and recreation listing are also available on the LightHouse website at: www.lbvi.staging.wpengine.com.com.
***
Audio described movie listings by geographic area:

EAS T BAY:

AMC Bay Street 16:
5614 Shellmond Drive
Emeryville
510-457-9006
Now playing in auditorium 5:
“Couples Retreat”

Rialto Theatre:
10070 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito
510-528-8759
Now playing:
“Where the Wild Things Are”

SAN FRANCISCO:

AMC Metreon 15:
101 Fourth Street
415-369-6201
Now playing in auditorium 8:
“Zombieland”

AMC Van Ness 14:
1000 Van Ness Avenue
415-674-4630
Now showing in auditorium 5:
“Stepfather”

SOUTH BAY:

AMC Cupertino Square 16:
North Wolfe Road & Stevens Creek
Cupertino
408-252-5960
Now playing in auditorium 3:
“Where the Wild Things Are”

Eastridge AMC Mall 15:
1 Eastridge Mall
San Jose
408-223-0262
Now showing in auditorium 9:
“Zombieland”

AMC Mercado 20:
311 Mission College Blvd.
Mercado Santa Clara Center
Santa Clara
408-919-0285
Now playing in auditorium 8:
“Couples Retreat”
***
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by SHN
”South Pacific”
Golden Gate Theatre
1 Taylor St.
San Francisco
October 18 :    2pm
To charge tickets and reserve one of the 20 receivers for the show call 415-551-2027 and request Audiovision tickets.  Tickets can be purchased without a convenience fee at The Orpheum Theatre Box Office 1192 Market St San Francisco.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
***
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by Broadway San Jose
“Spring Awakening”
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
211 W. Almaden Blvd.
San Jose
October 31     2:00pm
Tickets can be purchased at the San Jose Tix Box Office, 150 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose, via phone 408-792-4111 or on the website www.broadwaysanjose.com .  Be sure to ask for Audiovision tickets and reserve a headset.
***
Live Performances described by Visual Voice:
“The Chosen”
Presented by Theater Works
Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro Street, Mountain View
October 30        8:00pm
October 31         8:00pm
November 1    2:00pm
The times above are the show times. For descriptions of costumes and set arrive 25 minutes earlier.  Be sure to mention Visual Voice at the box office.
***
Live Described Performance:
Presented by SHN
”Wicked”
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco
This show is open ended and has a recorded descriptive sound track.  This means that every performance is accessible.  To charge tickets call 415-551-2027 and request a descriptive headset with your tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the box office without the convenience fee.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.

RECREATION:

Dance Class:
Starting October 24
11:00am-12:30pm
Earle Baum Center
4539 Occidental Road
Santa Rosa
Join Gene Russo for a six week partner dancing class.  He will be instructing in traditional ballroom and in contemporary Latin styles.  No dance experience necessary.  For more information and to register call Gene at 707-579-2480 or via email gene@generusso.com
***
Tandems Across the Bay Bike Club:
The club has several volunteers with tandems and rides on weekends and holidays, from The Fishermen’s Wharf Area.  The easy-going rides are usually across the Golden Gate Bridge and return to San Francisco via Ferry. There is usually a picnic after the ride.  To schedule a ride or just ask questions contact the club at:
tandemsacrossthebay@gmail.com
***
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP):
Adventure fitness and recreation are touch phrases for BORP.  BORP believes that everyone should have access to the unique challenges that outdoor recreation provides.  BORP makes every effort to accommodate each person’s needs, including providing transportation and volunteer support. Trips are planned with a wide spectrum of abilities in mind, including wheelchair users, slow walkers, and people with visual impairments. For event listings call Lori Gray at 510-843-4398 or check out the BORP website at www.borp.org
***
Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors:
Departs every Sunday at noon from Pier 40 in San Francisco. Call 415- 281-0212 for announcements or visit: WWW.BAADS.org

OF COMMUNITY INTEREST:

Pizza and Bingo Lunch:
To benefit the Alice Chavez Pardini Scholarship Fund of San Francisco Chapter California Council of Blind
October 17   Lunch at Noon Bingo at 1:00pm
Western Park Apartments
1280 Laguna
San Francisco
Everyone is welcome.  Door and raffle prizes will be given out as well as Bingo prizes.
***
Access to Parks: Accessibility to National Parks and Beyond: Presented by the National Park Service, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and KQED Public Media in collaboration with Access Northern California and Bay Area Outreach Recreation Program. October 22,
5:30pm
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
101 8th Street
Oakland
There will be a screening of “This Is America,” a 45-minute companion piece to Ken Burns’ new film, “The National Parks America’s Best Idea.”  “This is America” will be audio described and closed captioned. The film highlights the diverse histories of individuals who dedicated their lives to the creation and stewardship of our national parks. Following the screening representatives from the National Park Service will present accessible recreational opportunities in the Bay Area. There will be a resource area with representatives from California State Parks, East Bay Regional Parks, Access Adventures, Environmental Traveling Companions, a wheelchair accessible tent and more. To RSVP and request accommodations please call (415) 553-3310 or e-mail parks@kqed.org.  Please give 72 hours notice for accommodations requests.
***
Peer To Peer Support Group:
October 24  1:00pm-3:00pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
These meetings are casually structured to discuss different aspects of life with a visual impairment. Every individual is visually impaired so discussions will be set in a comfortable, confidential setting with no judgments. Refreshments provided.
***
Frances Neer Visually Impaired Persons Forum:
October 24     11:00am
LightHouse for The Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco
Frank Welte, Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs California Council of the Blind will discuss accessible options for banking.
***
The Mega Program: Self Defense for the Visually Impaired:
October 24   3:00pm-6:00pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco
This program was developed specifically for the visually impaired. This is the first time a Mega Self-Defense seminar will be taught in the United States. The founder, Sensei Stephen Nicholls will be teaching the seminar. The topics covered will include threat recognition, tonal indication, and common sense in self-defense.
***
Jitterbug “J” Cell Phone Launch Party:
October 26         11:00am-3:00pm
Adaptations, the LightHouse Store
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
The Jitterbug “J” is a simple and user-friendly cell phone that is slim and light. It has a large LCD color display, big backlit buttons, easy-to-use “yes/no” buttons to access all phone features and a dedicated speaker phone button. Jitterbug cell phone service offers 24 hour/7 days a week US based customer service. Come into Adaptations during the launch party and receive a 10% discount on The Jitterbug “J”, along with extra Jitterbug goodies. A Jitterbug representative will be on hand to answer all questions and help set up new cell phone service.

***

Ever Widening Circle features Janis Ian:
Sponsored by World Institute on Disability
October 30             7:00 pm
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland
Ever Widening Circle battles negative stereotypes of disabled people and serves as a model for presenting entertainment that is accessible for all audiences. The evening will open with writer and performer Greg Walloch and include a variety of desserts served during intermission.  To order tickets go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/71446
or by phone 510-251-4361.
***
Insights Art Exhibit:
Presented by The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery’s Art at City Hall Program.
Through December 11
Monday – Friday 8am-6pm
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton  B. Goodlett Place
Lower Level- Enter on Grove Street
An exhibition of works by artists who are blind or visually impaired.
***
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Access Days:
December 21             9:00am to 1:00pm
February  27, 2010    6:00pm to  8:00 pm
De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco
The exhibit offers 50 objects from tomb of King Tut and 80 more from the tombs of his ancestors.  This exhibit illuminates the 18th Dynasty, Egypt’s Golden Age.  These Access days offer smaller crowds and reduced ticket prices.  There will be additional seating as well.  Objects for visitors to touch will be available at both Access Days.  Ticket prices are $18.50 and a limited number of $10.00 tickets for those with financial need.  Contact Tish Brown 415-750-7650 or tbrown@famsf.org for applications and more information.
***
Follow the LightHouse on Facebook and Twitter:
Get daily updates about LightHouse activities, community events, new products and even job postings. If you are not a member of these sites, it is easy to join!  Click on the following links, sign up and you will automatically be connected to LightHouse buzz! Twitter http://twitter.com/lighthouse_sf Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/LightHouse-for-the-Blind-and-Visually-Impaired/104069923114?ref=mf
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Northern California Entertainment and Recreation Listing for October 9

This listing is compiled by the Vision Loss Resource Center at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. It is compiled weekly as a service to the blind and visually impaired community of Northern California. If you have meeting or event information that would be appropriate for inclusion in this list please email info@lighthouse-sf.org. This list will be updated every Friday. Information for each Friday’s listing must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to publication.  The entertainment and recreation listing are also available on the LightHouse website at: www.lbvi.staging.wpengine.com.com.
***
Audio described movie listings by geographic area:

EAS T BAY:

AMC Bay Street 16:
5614 Shellmond Drive
Emeryville
510-457-9006
Now playing in auditorium 5:

SAN FRANCISCO:

AMC Van Ness 14:
1000 Van Ness Avenue
415-674-4630
Now showing in auditorium 5:
“Where the Wild Things Are”

SOUTH BAY:
***
AMC Cupertino Square 16:
North Wolfe Road & Stevens Creek
Cupertino
408-252-5960
Now playing in auditorium 3:
“Where the Wild Things Are”

AMC Saratoga 14:
700 El Paseo De Saratoga
San Jose
408-871-2277
Now playing in auditorium 10:
“Zombieland”
***
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by SHN
”South Pacific”
Golden Gate Theatre
1 Taylor St.
San Francisco
October 18 :    2pm
To charge tickets and reserve one of the 20 receivers for the show call 415-551-2027 and request Audiovision tickets.  Tickets can be purchased without a convenience fee at The Orpheum Theatre Box Office 1192 Market St San Francisco.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
***
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by Broadway San Jose
“Spring Awakening”
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
211 W. Almaden Blvd.
San Jose
October 31     2:00pm
Tickets can be purchased at the San Jose Tix Box Office, 150 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose, via phone 408-792-4111 or on the website www.broadwaysanjose.com .  Be sure to ask for Audiovision tickets and reserve a headset.
***
Live Performances described by Visual Voice:
“The Chosen”
Presented by Theater Works
Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro Street, Mountain View
October 30        8:00pm
October 31         8:00pm
November 1    2:00pm
The times above are the show times. For descriptions of costumes and set arrive 25 minutes earlier.  Be sure to mention Visual Voice at the box office.
***
Live Described Performance:
Presented by SHN
”Wicked”
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco
This show is open ended and has a recorded descriptive sound track.  This means that every performance is accessible.  To charge tickets call 415-551-2027 and request a descriptive headset with your tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the box office without the convenience fee.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.

RECREATION:

Dance Class:
Starting October 24
11:00am-12:30pm
Earle Baum Center
4539 Occidental Road
Santa Rosa
Join Gene Russo for a six week partner dancing class.  He will be instructing in traditional ballroom and in contemporary Latin styles.  No dance experience necessary.  For more information and to register call Gene at 707-579-2480 or via email gene@generusso.com
***
Tandems Across the Bay Bike Club:
The club has several volunteers with tandems and rides on weekends and holidays, from The Fishermen’s Wharf Area.  The easy-going rides are usually across the Golden Gate Bridge and return to San Francisco via Ferry. There is usually a picnic after the ride.  To schedule a ride or just ask questions contact the club at:
tandemsacrossthebay@gmail.com
***
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP):
Adventure fitness and recreation are touch phrases for BORP.  BORP believes that everyone should have access to the unique challenges that outdoor recreation provides.  BORP makes every effort to accommodate each person’s needs, including providing transportation and volunteer support. Trips are planned with a wide spectrum of abilities in mind, including wheelchair users, slow walkers, and people with visual impairments. For event listings call Lori Gray at 510-843-4398 or check out the BORP website at www.borp.org
***
Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors:
Departs every Sunday at noon from Pier 40 in San Francisco. Call 415- 281-0212 for announcements or visit: WWW.BAADS.org
***
OF COMMUNITY INTEREST:

Peer To Peer Support Group:
October 10  1:00pm-3:00pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
These meetings are casually structured to discuss different aspects of life with a visual impairment. Every individual is visually impaired so discussions will be set in a comfortable, confidential setting with no judgments. Refreshments provided. Free!
***
Insights Art Exhibit:
Presented by The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery’s Art at City Hall Program.
October 5 – December 11
Monday – Friday 8am-6pm
Opening Reception October 15 5:30pm-7:30pm
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton  B. Goodlett Place
Lower Level- Enter on Grove Street
An exhibition of works by artists who are blind or visually impaired.
***
Pizza and Bingo Lunch:
To benefit the Alice Chavez Pardini Scholarship Fund of San Francisco Chapter California Council of Blind
October 17   Lunch at Noon Bingo at 1:00pm
Western Park Apartments
1280 Laguna
San Francisco
Everyone is welcome.  Door and raffle prizes will be given out as well as Bingo prizes.
***
Access to Parks: Accessibility to National Parks and Beyond: Presented by the National Park Service, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and KQED Public Media in collaboration with Access Northern California and Bay Area Outreach Recreation Program. October 22,
5:30pm
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
101 8th Street
Oakland
There will be a screening of “This Is America,” a 45-minute companion piece to Ken Burns’ new film, “The National Parks America’s Best Idea.”  “This is America” will be audio described and closed captioned. The film highlights the diverse histories of individuals who dedicated their lives to the creation and stewardship of our national parks. Following the screening representatives from the National Park Service will present accessible recreational opportunities in the Bay Area. There will be a resource area with representatives from California State Parks, East Bay Regional Parks, Access Adventures, Environmental Traveling Companions, a wheelchair accessible tent and more. To RSVP and request accommodations please call (415) 553-3310 or e-mail parks@kqed.org.  Please give 72 hours notice for accommodations requests.
***
Jitterbug “J” Cell Phone Launch Party:
October 26         11:00am-3:00pm
Adaptations, the LightHouse Store
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
The Jitterbug “J” is a simple and user-friendly cell phone that is slim and light. It has a large LCD color display, big backlit buttons, easy-to-use “yes/no” buttons to access all phone features and a dedicated speaker phone button. Jitterbug cell phone service offers 24 hour/7 days a week US based customer service. Come into Adaptations during the launch party and receive a 10% discount on The Jitterbug “J”, along with extra Jitterbug goodies. A Jitterbug representative will be on hand to answer all questions and help set up new cell phone service.
***
Ever Widening Circle features Janis Ian:
Sponsored by World Institute on Disability
October 30             7:00 pm
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland
Ever Widening Circle battles negative stereotypes of disabled people and serves as a model for presenting entertainment that is accessible for all audiences. The evening will open with writer and performer Greg Walloch and include a variety of desserts served during intermission.  To order tickets go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/71446
or by phone 510-251-4361.
***
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Access Days:
December 21             9:00am to 1:00pm
February  27, 2010    6:00pm to  8:00 pm
De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco
The exhibit offers 50 objects from tomb of King Tut and 80 more from the tombs of his ancestors.  This exhibit illuminates the 18th Dynasty, Egypt’s Golden Age.  These Access days offer smaller crowds and reduced ticket prices.  There will be additional seating as well.  Objects for visitors to touch will be available at both Access Days.  Ticket prices are $18.50 and a limited number of $10.00 tickets for those with financial need.  Contact Tish Brown 415-750-7650 or tbrown@famsf.org for applications and more information.
***
Follow the LightHouse on Facebook and Twitter:
Get daily updates about LightHouse activates, community events, new products and even job postings. If you are not a member of these sites, it is easy to join!  Click on the following links, sign up and you will automatically be connected to LightHouse buzz! Twitter http://twitter.com/lighthouse_sf Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/LightHouse-for-the-Blind-and-Visually-Impaired/104069923114?ref=mf

Northern California Entertainment and Recreation Listing October 2

This listing is compiled by the Vision Loss Resource Center at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. It is compiled weekly as a service to the blind and visually impaired community of Northern California. If you have meeting or event information that would be appropriate for inclusion in this list please email info@lighthouse-sf.org. This list will be updated every Friday. Information for each Friday’s listing must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to publication.  The entertainment and recreation listing are also available on the LightHouse website at: www.lbvi.staging.wpengine.com.com.
***
Audio described movie listings by geographic area:

EAST T BAY:

Rialto Theatre:
10070 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito
510-528-8759
Now playing
“Fame”

SAN FRANCISCO:

AMC Metreon 15:
101 Fourth Street
415-369-6201
Now playing in auditorium 8:
“Fame”

SOUTH BAY:
Eastridge AMC Mall 15:
1 Eastridge Mall
San Jose
408-223-0262
Now showing in auditorium 9:
“Love Happens”

AMC Mercado 20:
311 Mission College Blvd.
Mercado Santa Clara Center
Santa Clara
408-919-0285
Now playing in auditorium 8:
“District 9”
***

Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by SHN
”Rent”
Curran Theatre
445 Geary St.
San Francisco
October 11:        2pm
To charge tickets and reserve one of the 20 receivers for the show call 415-551-2027 and request Audiovision tickets.  Tickets can be purchased without a convenience fee at The Orpheum Theatre Box Office 1192 Market St San Francisco.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
***
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by SHN
”South Pacific”
Golden Gate Theatre
1 Taylor St.
San Francisco
October 18 :    2pm
To charge tickets and reserve one of the 20 receivers for the show call 415-551-2027 and request Audiovision tickets.  Tickets can be purchased without a convenience fee at The Orpheum Theatre Box Office 1192 Market St San Francisco.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
***
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by Broadway San Jose
“Spring Awakening”
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
211 W. Almaden Blvd.
San Jose
October 31     2:00pm
Tickets can be purchased at the San Jose Tix Box Office, 150 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose, via phone 408-792-4111 or on the website www.broadwaysanjose.com .  Be sure to ask for Audiovision tickets and reserve a headset.
***
Live Performances described by Visual Voice:
“The Chosen”
Presented by Theater Works
Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro Street, Mountain View
October 30        8:00pm
October 31         8:00pm
November 1    2:00pm
The times above are the show times. For descriptions of costumes and set arrive 25 minutes earlier.  Be sure to mention Visual Voice at the box office.
***
Live Described Performance:
Presented by SHN
”Wicked”
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco
This show is open ended and has a recorded descriptive sound track.  This means that every performance is accessible.  To charge tickets call 415-551-2027 and request a descriptive headset with your tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the box office without the convenience fee.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
***
RECREATION:

Beep Baseball:
The West Coast Dawgs are looking for new players.  The Dawgs are the 2009 World Series Champions of The National Association of Beep Baseball. If you are interested in playing on the team, contact either Eric Mazariegos at 510- 559-1207 or Don Robinson at 415-336-3339.  Don can also be reached via email at robinsondonald@sbcglobal.net. The team practices in Concord. For more information on Beep Baseball go to
The National Beep Baseball Association www.nbba.org
***
Tandems Across the Bay Bike Club:
The club has several volunteers with tandems and rides on weekends and holidays, from The Fishermen’s Wharf Area.  The easy-going rides are usually across the Golden Gate Bridge and return to San Francisco via Ferry. There is usually a picnic after the ride.  To schedule a ride or just ask questions contact the club at:
tandemsacrossthebay@gmail.com
***
Bowling Team Now Forming:
The LightHouse Bowling Team is looking for members who can meet a few hours once a week to bowl together and have a good time. Transportation will be provided from the Lighthouse to the bowling alley.  All skill levels welcome.  If you are interested please call Theresa Navarro at 415-694-7334 or via email:  tnavarro@lighthouse-sf.org
***
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP):
Adventure fitness and recreation are touch phrases for BORP.  BORP believes that everyone should have access to the unique challenges that outdoor recreation provides.  BORP makes every effort to accommodate each person’s needs, including providing transportation and volunteer support. Trips are planned with a wide spectrum of abilities in mind, including wheelchair users, slow walkers, and people with visual impairments. For event listings call Lori Gray at 510-843-4398 or check out the BORP website at www.borp.org
***
Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors:
Departs every Sunday at noon from Pier 40 in San Francisco. Call 415- 281-0212 for announcements or visit: WWW.BAADS.org
***
OF COMMUNITY INTEREST:

Peer To Peer Support Group:
October 10  1:00pm-3:00pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
These meetings are casually structured to discuss different aspects of life with a visual impairment. Every individual is visually impaired so discussions will be set in a comfortable, confidential setting with no judgments. Refreshments provided. Free!
***
Superfest Classics Showcase
October 2,    1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco
Koret Auditorium – Lower Level
In honor of Disability Awareness Month
7 award-winning films of, by and for the Disability Community will be presented. Films will be audio described.  Programs will be available in large print and Braille. Please call 415-557-4557 or e-mail mgoddard@sfpl.org with questions or requests for other accommodations.
***
Insights Art Exhibit:
Presented by The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery’s Art at City Hall Program.
October 5 – December 11
Monday – Friday 8am-6pm
Opening Reception October 15 5:30pm-7:30pm
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton  B. Goodlett Place
Lower Level- Enter on Grove Street
An exhibition of works by artists who are blind or visually impaired.
***
Introduction to the Guide Dog Lifestyle
October 8
9:00AM-3:00pm
Presented by: Guide Dogs for the Blind
350 Los Ranchitos Road
San Rafael
A hands-on workshop for persons seriously considering a Guide Dog for mobility. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with a Guide Dog? Now is your chance! Sign up for an all-day workshop and get hands-on experience working with a Guide Dog. Lunch will be provided.  For information and to RSVP contact: Jeanine Kitahata at (800) 295-4050, Ext. 4199  or via email: :  jkitahata@guidedogs.com
***
Pizza and Bingo Lunch:
To benefit the Alice Chavez Pardini Scholarship Fund of San Francisco Chapter California Council of Blind
October 17   Lunch at Noon Bingo at 1:00pm
Western Park Apartments
1280 Laguna
San Francisco
Everyone is welcome.  Door and raffle prizes will be given out as well as Bingo prizes.

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Access Days:
December 21             9:00am to 1:00pm
February  27, 2010    6:00pm to  8:00 pm
De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco
The exhibit offers 50 objects from tomb of King Tut and 80 more from the tombs of his ancestors.  This exhibit illuminates the 18th Dynasty, Egypt’s Golden Age.  These Access days offer smaller crowds and reduced ticket prices.  There will be additional seating as well.  Objects for visitors to touch will be available at both Access Days.  Ticket prices are $18.50 and a limited number of $10.00 tickets for those with financial need.  Contact Tish Brown 415-750-7650 or tbrown@famsf.org for applications and more information.
***
Follow the LightHouse on Facebook and Twitter:
Get daily updates about LightHouse activates, community events, new products and even job postings. If you are not a member of these sites, it is easy to join!  Click on the following links, sign up and you will automatically be connected to LightHouse buzz! Twitter http://twitter.com/lighthouse_sf Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/LightHouse-for-the-Blind-and-Visually-Impaired/104069923114?ref=mf
###

Workability at UCB, Connecting community organizations and college students with disabilities

Another great post from World Institue of Disability this week…

WAIV – WorkAbility IV at UC Berkeley

WorkAbility IV is a collaboration between the State Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) and the University of California, Berkeley. WAIV (pronounced, ‘wave’) is designed to connect Cal students with disabilities to alumni with disabilities – who are also consumers of DOR – with internships and career jobs. WAIV strives to bring together employers, UC Berkeley, DOR and the participants, and as such, offers something for each of the stakeholders.

Read more here.

Northern California Entertainment and Recreation Listing September 25, 2009

This listing is compiled by the Vision Loss Resource Center at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. It is compiled weekly as a service to the blind and visually impaired community of Northern California. If you have meeting or event information that would be appropriate for inclusion in this list please email info@lighthouse-sf.org. This list will be updated every Friday. Information for each Friday’s listing must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to publication.  The entertainment and recreation listing are also available on the LightHouse website at: www.lbvi.staging.wpengine.com.com.
***
Audio described movie listings by geographic area:

EAST BAY:

Rialto Theatre:
10070 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito
510-528-8759
Now playing
“Fame”

SAN FRANCISCO:

AMC Metreon 15:
101 Fourth Street
415-369-6201
Now playing in auditorium 8:
“Love Happens”

AMC Van Ness 14:
1000 Van Ness Avenue
415-674-4630
Now showing in auditorium 5:
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”

SOUTH BAY:

AMC Saratoga 14:
700 El Paseo De Saratoga
San Jose
408-871-2277
Now playing in auditorium 10:
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”
***
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by SHN
”Rent”
Curran Theatre
445 Geary St.
San Francisco
October 11:        2pm
To charge tickets and reserve one of the 20 receivers for the show call 415-551-2027 and request Audiovision tickets.  Tickets can be purchased without a convenience fee at The Orpheum Theatre Box Office 1192 Market St San Francisco.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
***
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by SHN
”South Pacific”
Golden Gate Theatre
1 Taylor St.
San Francisco
October 18 :    2pm
To charge tickets and reserve one of the 20 receivers for the show call 415-551-2027 and request Audiovision tickets.  Tickets can be purchased without a convenience fee at The Orpheum Theatre Box Office 1192 Market St San Francisco.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
***
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by Broadway San Jose
“Spring Awakening”
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
211 W. Almaden Blvd.
San Jose
October 31     2:00pm
Tickets can be purchased at the San Jose Tix Box Office, 150 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose, via phone 408-792-4111 or on the website www.broadwaysanjose.com .  Be sure to ask for Audiovision tickets and reserve a headset.
***
Live Performances described by Visual Voice:
“The Chosen”
Presented by Theater Works
Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro Street, Mountain View
October 30        8:00pm
October 31         8:00pm
November 1    2:00pm
The times above are the show times. For descriptions of costumes and set arrive 25 minutes earlier.  Be sure to mention Visual Voice at the box office.
***
Live Described Performance:
Presented by SHN
”Wicked”
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco
This show is open ended and has a recorded descriptive sound track.  This means that every performance is accessible.  To charge tickets call 415-551-2027 and request a descriptive headset with your tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the box office without the convenience fee.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
***
RECREATION:

Beep Baseball:
The West Coast Dawgs are looking for new players.  The Dawgs are the 2009 World Series Champions of The National Association of Beep Baseball. If you are interested in playing on the team, contact either Eric Mazariegos at 510- 559-1207 or Don Robinson at 415-336-3339.  Don can also be reached via email at robinsondonald@sbcglobal.net. The team practices in Concord. For more information on Beep Baseball go to
The National Beep Baseball Association www.nbba.org
***
Tandems Across the Bay Bike Club:
The club has several volunteers with tandems and rides on weekends and holidays, from The Fishermen’s Wharf Area.  The easy-going rides are usually across the Golden Gate Bridge and return to San Francisco via Ferry. There is usually a picnic after the ride.  To schedule a ride or just ask questions contact the club at:
tandemsacrossthebay@gmail.com
***
Bowling Team Now Forming:
The LightHouse Bowling Team is looking for members who can meet a few hours once a week to bowl together and have a good time. Transportation will be provided from the Lighthouse to the bowling alley.  All skill levels welcome.  If you are interested please call Theresa Navarro at 415-694-7334 or via email:  tnavarro@lighthouse-sf.org
***
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP):
Adventure fitness and recreation are touch phrases for BORP.  BORP believes that everyone should have access to the unique challenges that outdoor recreation provides.  BORP makes every effort to accommodate each person’s needs, including providing transportation and volunteer support. Trips are planned with a wide spectrum of abilities in mind, including wheelchair users, slow walkers, and people with visual impairments. For event listings call Lori Gray at 510-843-4398 or check out the BORP website at www.borp.org
***
Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors:
Departs every Sunday at noon from Pier 40 in San Francisco. Call 415- 281-0212 for announcements or visit: WWW.BAADS.org
***
OF COMMUNITY INTEREST:

Peer To Peer Support Group:
September 26  1:00pm-3:00pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
These meetings are casually structured to discuss different aspects of life with a visual impairment. Every individual is visually impaired so discussions will be set in a comfortable, confidential setting with no judgments. Refreshments provided. Free!
***
Social Networking Seminar:
Online Networking for Success
September 25, 2009
Panel Presentations 1pm – 3 p.m.
Get started in the computer lab! 3pm – 4 p.m.
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
You’ve heard the buzz about making connections with Facebook and Twitter, but how do these sites work? More importantly, how can you, as a visually impaired user, WORK sites like when it comes to the tools, opportunities, and issues that matter? Sign on to the trend at LightHouse’s quarterly tech seminar! We will discuss professional development sites like MonsterDS, Abilicorp, LinkedIn and more. Tech savvy blogger Michael McCarty (Fred’s Head) will be a guest speaker.
You can participate via:
*Live audio stream on our website
*Our telephone conferencing service
*In-person to get the most out of the hands-on
presentations.
RSVP at info@lighthouse-sf.org or 1-888-8933
***
Superfest Classics Showcase
October 2,    1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco
Koret Auditorium – Lower Level
In honor of Disability Awareness Month
7 award-winning films of, by and for the Disability Community will be presented. Films will be audio described.  Programs will be available in large print and Braille. Please call 415-557-4557 or e-mail mgoddard@sfpl.org with questions or requests for other accommodations. Requesting accommodations by September 25th will help to ensure availability.
***
Insights Art Exhibit:
Presented by The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery’s Art at City Hall Program.
October 5 – December 11
Monday – Friday 8am-6pm
Opening Reception October 15 5:30pm-7:30pm
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton  B. Goodlett Place
Lower Level- Enter on Grove Street
An exhibition of works by artists who are blind or visually impaired.
***
Introduction to the Guide Dog Lifestyle
October 8
9:00AM-3:00pm
Presented by: Guide Dogs for the Blind
350 Los Ranchitos Road
San Rafael
A hands-on workshop for persons seriously considering a Guide Dog for mobility. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with a Guide Dog? Now is your chance! Sign up for an all-day workshop and get hands-on experience working with a Guide Dog. Lunch will be provided.  For information and to RSVP contact: Jeanine Kitahata at (800) 295-4050, Ext. 4199  or via email: :  jkitahata@guidedogs.com
***
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Access Days:
December 21             9:00am to 1:00pm
February  27, 2010    6:00pm to  8:00 pm
De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco
The exhibit offers 50 objects from tomb of King Tut and 80 more from the tombs of his ancestors.  This exhibit illuminates the 18th Dynasty, Egypt’s Golden Age.  These Access days offer smaller crowds and reduced ticket prices.  There will be additional seating as well.  Objects for visitors to touch will be available at both Access Days.  Ticket prices are $18.50 and a limited number of $10.00 tickets for those with financial need.  Contact Tish Brown 415-750-7650 or tbrown@famsf.org for applications and more information.
***
Follow the LightHouse on Facebook and Twitter:
Get daily updates about LightHouse activates, community events, new products and even job postings. If you are not a member of these sites, it is easy to join!  Click on the following links, sign up and you will automatically be connected to LightHouse buzz! Twitter http://twitter.com/lighthouse_sf Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/LightHouse-for-the-Blind-and-Visually-Impaired/104069923114?ref=mf

Job Opening: Institute on Aging, Office Manager

Make a difference in someone’s life and turn your compassion into action!

Enrich the lives of seniors in the Bay Area!

The non-profit Institute on Aging has served our Bay Area community for over two decades, providing innovative and compassionate care and services to enable older or disabled adults to remain living in their homes and enjoying a high quality of life.

We are seeking an Office Manager to oversee and coordinate office and clerical needs for the multiple programs under the Case Management Services; supervises the clerical staff.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (include but not limited to):

• Supervises and directs clerical staff, including the Receptionist/Medical Records Assistant, Database Coordinator, clerical interns and volunteers
• Provides oversight of clerical functions for all the programs
• Provides administrative support to the Director and the program supervisors
• Develops a working knowledge and ability to cover, as the backup person, the positions she/he supervises
• Plans for and/or provides phone and front desk coverage as needed
• Works with the Programs Administrator and the Leadership Team to develop effective office systems, forms, record keeping, etc.
• Responsible for managing/overseeing client Medical Records
• Coordinates ordering and tracking of office supplies and equipment
• Attends meetings and produces and maintains meeting minutes, as needed
• Coordinates and oversees ordering of office supplies and equipment, maintains and distributes central supply inventory
• Develops and maintains vendor contracts; monitors compliance with State licensing requirements
• All other reasonably related duties as assigned

EDUCATION:

Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred

BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE:

• Office management
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
• Computer literate in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Supervisory experience preferred
• Must demonstrate initiative and flexibility

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

• Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
• Ability to reach, bend and walk.
• Five finger manipulation.
• Ability to comprehend complex materials.
• Ability to speak English clearly.

COMPENSATION:

+ Competitive salary & benefits
+ Choice of medical plans plus dental and vision
+ Flexible spending account
+ Life insurance
+ Vacation
+ Personal days
+ Sick time
+ Paid holidays
+ 403(b) retirement plan
+ Annual Holiday Party

TO APPLY:

Send a covering letter and resume, positively demonstrating your ability in relation to this position, referring to your previous academic, professional, voluntary and personal experience to jobs@ioaging.org. Please state the position title in the subject line and indicate from which website or source you learned about this position.

Alternately, you may send your application to Institute on Aging, 3330 Geary Blvd., 2nd Floor West, San Francisco, CA 94118, to the attention of Human Resources or fax your application to 415-750-4127.

Institute on Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contact Information
Institute on Aging, 3330 Geary Blvd., 2nd Floor West, San Francisco, CA 94118. To the attention of Human Resources or fax your application to 415-750-4127

Northern California Entertainment and Recreation Listing September 11, 2009

This listing is compiled by the Vision Loss Resource Center at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. It is compiled weekly as a service to the blind and visually impaired community of Northern California. If you have meeting or event information that would be appropriate for inclusion in this list please email info@lighthouse-sf.org. This list will be updated every Friday. Information for each Friday’s listing must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to publication.  The entertainment and recreation listing are also available on the LightHouse website at: www.lbvi.staging.wpengine.com.com.
***
Audio described movie listings by geographic area:

EAST BAY:

Rialto Theatre:
10070 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito
510-528-8759
Now playing
“District 9”

SAN FRANCISCO:

AMC Metreon 15:
101 Fourth Street
415-369-6201
Now playing in auditorium 8:
“District 9”

AMC Van Ness 14:
1000 Van Ness Avenue
415-674-4630
Now showing in auditorium 5:
“Julie & Julia”

SOUTH BAY:

AMC Mercado 20:
311 Mission College Blvd.
Mercado Santa Clara Center
Santa Clara
408-919-0285
Now playing in auditorium 8:
“All About Steve”
***

Live Performances described by Visual Voice:
“Yellow Face”
Presented by Theater Works
Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro Street, Mountain View
September 18   8:00pm
September 19     8:00pm
September 20    2:00pm
The times above are the show times. For descriptions of costumes and set arrive 25 minutes earlier.  Be sure to mention Visual Voice at the box office.
***
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by Broadway San Jose
“Spamalot”
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
211 W. Almaden Blvd.
San Jose
September 19    2:00pm
Tickets can be purchased at the San Jose Tix Box Office, 150 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose, via phone 408-792-4111 or on the website www.broadwaysanjose.com .  Be sure to ask for Audiovision tickets and reserve a headset.
***
Live Described Performance:
Presented by SHN
”Wicked”
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco
This show is open ended and has a recorded descriptive sound track.  This means that every performance is accessible.  To charge tickets call 415-551-2027 and request a descriptive headset with your tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the box office without the convenience fee.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.

Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by SHN
”Rent”
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco
October 11:        2pm
To charge tickets and reserve one of the 20 receivers for the show call 415-551-2027 and request Audiovision tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the box office without the convenience fee.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.

Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by SHN
”South Pacific”
Golden Gate Theatre
1 Taylor St.
San Francisco
October 18 :    2pm
To charge tickets and reserve one of the 20 receivers for the show call 415-551-2027 and request Audiovision tickets.  Tickets can be purchased without a convenience fee at The Orpheum Theatre Box Office 1192 Market St San Francisco.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
***
RECREATION:

Yoga Workshop:
September 12
3:30pm to 5:30pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
This month’s session will concentrate on breathing. For more information and to register call Phillip Kum at 415-694-7372. or via email
pkum@lighthouse-sf.org

Beep Baseball:
The West Coast Dawgs are looking for new players.  The Dawgs are the 2009 World Series Champions of The National Association of Beep Baseball. If you are interested in playing on the team, contact either Eric Mazariegos at 510- 559-1207 or Don Robinson at 415-336-3339.  Don can also be reached via email at robinsondonald@sbcglobal.net.
The team practices in Concord. For more information on Beep Baseball go to
The National Beep Baseball Association www.nbba.org
***
Tandems Across the Bay Bike Club:
The club has several volunteers with tandems and rides on weekends and holidays, from The Fishermen’s Wharf Area.  The easy-going rides are usually across the Golden Gate Bridge and return to San Francisco via Ferry. There is usually a picnic after the ride.  To schedule a ride or just ask questions contact the club at:
tandemsacrossthebay@gmail.com
***
Bowling Team Now Forming:
The LightHouse Bowling Team is looking for members who can meet a few hours once a week to bowl together and have a good time. Transportation will be provided from the Lighthouse to the bowling alley.  All skill levels welcome.  If you are interested please call Theresa Navarro at 415-694-7334 or via email:  tnavarro@lighthouse-sf.org
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Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP):
Adventure fitness and recreation are touch phrases for BORP.  BORP believes that everyone should have access to the unique challenges that outdoor recreation provides.  BORP makes every effort to accommodate each person’s needs, including providing transportation and volunteer support. Trips are planned with a wide spectrum of abilities in mind, including wheelchair users, slow walkers, and people with visual impairments. For event listings call Lori Gray at 510-843-4398 or check out the BORP website at www.borp.org
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Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors:
Departs every Sunday at noon from Pier 40 in San Francisco. Call 415- 281-0212 for announcements or visit: WWW.BAADS.org
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OF COMMUNITY INTEREST:

Peer To Peer Support Group:
September 12  1:00pm-3:00pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
These meetings are casually structured to discuss different aspects of life with a visual impairment. Every individual is visually impaired so discussions will be set in a comfortable, confidential setting with no judgments. Refreshments provided. Free!
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San Francisco Chapter, California Council of the Blind:
Chapter Meeting
September 18  10:00am-Noon
LightHouse for the blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco
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Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Access Days:
December 21             9:00am to 1:00pm
February  27, 2010    6:00pm to  8:00 pm
De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco
The exhibit offers 50 objects from tomb of King Tut and 80 more from the tombs of his ancestors.  This exhibit illuminates the 18th Dynasty, Egypt’s Golden Age.  These Access days offer smaller crowds and reduced ticket prices.  There will be additional seating as well.  Objects for visitors to touch will be available at both Access Days.  Ticket prices are $18.50 and a limited number of $10.00 tickets for those with financial need.  Contact Tish Brown 415-750-7650 or tbrown@famsf.org for applications and more information.
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