Northern California Entertainment and Recreation Listing April 16, 2010

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This week’s highlights include:

Poi Fire Art Workshop

May 1   3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Poi originates from the traditional performing arts of the Maori people of New Zealand, and has since developed many forms enjoyed worldwide as a hobby, exercise or performance art, alongside juggling and other forms of object manipulation.  Please join poi performers Jeff Starr, Valerie Mate and Audrey Whaling. In this  introduction to poi, learn basic technique, initial moves and tips to begin the journey of learning this art form. No experience necessary. Come with an open mind and prepare for a fun afternoon.  Bring a pair of old socks and a pair of knee socks.

iPhone Interactive Workshop:

May 8  1:00pm – 3:00pm

Excited about Apple iPhone’s out-of the-box accessibility? Dubious about a blind-friendly touch screen?

Explore VoiceOver screen reader, Zoom magnifier and voice control options with LightHouse staff. Learn tricks from other iPhone users and get tips on helpful apps for transit info and more!

You do not need to own an iPhone to participate.  Attend in person or via live stream.  RSVP and details at 1-888-400-8933 or