Northern California Entertainment and Recreation Listing November 13

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 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:

Audio described movie listings by geographic area:

AMC Bay Street 16:
5614 Shellmond Drive
Now playing in auditorium 5:

AMC Metreon 15:
101 Fourth Street
Now playing in auditorium 8:
“The Fourth Kind”

AMC Van Ness 14:
1000 Van Ness Avenue
Now showing in auditorium 5:
“A Christmas Carol”

AMC Cupertino Square 16:
North Wolfe Road & Stevens Creek
Now playing in auditorium 3:

AMC Saratoga 14:
700 El Paseo De Saratoga
San Jose
Now playing in auditorium 10:
“The Fourth Kind”

Live Described Performance:
Presented by SHN
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.

Thursday Evening Hatha Yoga Class:
Every Thursday  6:00pm to 7:25pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco

The weekly class works on a large variety of poses that strengthen and refresh the entire body, mind, and spirit.  Drop in students are welcome. Contact Philip Kum at 415-694-7342 or via email:
Interested in Goalball?
Richard Rueda is looking to form a Goalball team at the California School for the Blind in Freemont. The team will begin playing on Sundays in January.  Talk to Richard via phone 510-825-4106 or via email

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:
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
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:


Peer To Peer Support Group:
November 14  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.
Build Your Own Website:
December 4, 2009
Panel Presentations: 1–3 p.m. PST
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco,

Want to promote your business online? Maybe you are a job seeker who needs to really stand out on the internet. Why not create a site to post your résumé and highlight your skills? Maybe you are an artist seeking to create a snazzy online niche for your portfolio? If so, come to our quarterly tech seminar to get the lowdown on hosting, coding and designing your own website.

You can participate through one of the following:
•    Tune in to live audio stream on our website.
•    Dial in with our telephone conferencing service.
•    Attend in person and get the most out of live demos!
To request accommodations or RSVP call 1-888-400-8933 or email Conference call and live stream instructions will be provided.
National Federation Of the Blind: San Francisco Chapter Holiday Party/Fund Raiser
December 5        2:00pm-4:00pm
A.G. Ferrari 686 Mission Street
San Francisco

Wine and cheese pairings provided by A.G Ferrari.  A.G. Ferrari will donate 10% of all purchases made during the party to The NFB San Francisco Chapter. An auction and raffle are  also planned.  Call Jim Blacksten at 415-543-3727 or via email
California School for the Blind Winter Concert
December 9     1:30pm
December 10    7:30pm
California School for the Blind
500 Walnut Ave

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
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 for applications and more information.
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