Northern California Entertainment and Recreation Listing July 9

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This listing is compiled by the Information 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 a meeting or event information that would be appropriate for inclusion in this list, please email This list will be updated every Thursday. Information for each Thursday’s listing must be submitted by the Tuesday prior to publication.

Happening at the LightHouse:

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place at 214 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco.  For more information or to reserve a space at any of the following events, contact: Philip Kum at 415-694-7372 or

Mega Self-Defense for the Visually Impaired:

July 10:  12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Meet Sensei Stephen Nichols, founder of this self defense program for the visually impaired.

Peer- to – Peer Support Group:

July 10: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

These meetings are casually structured to discuss different aspects of life with a visual impairment. Every individual is visually impaired, and discussions are in a comfortable, confidential setting. Refreshments provided.

I’m Not Blind, But I Can’t See: How a Low Vision Examination Can Maximize Your Useable Vision

July 23, 10:00 a.m. to Noon.

This seminar is part one of The Be Informed: Making Choices to Move Forward vision education seminars for older adults (ages 55 and over). These seminars are designed for people who are experiencing life changes and challenges because of a significant decrease in vision and will highlight options for daily living that can assist you in moving forward as you adjust to your changing vision.

What is the difference between a low vision examination and eye health care treatment provided by an ophthalmologist? Why might a low vision examination be right for you right now?  Join Dr. Robert Greer, O.D., Chief of Low Vision at the UC Berkeley Low Vision Clinic as he engages the audience in dialogue about how the supportive and practical benefits of a low vision evaluation can make all the difference in maximizing your useable vision and enhancing your independence.

Attend in person, call in to our toll-free conference call line or listen on-line to our live web stream. To RSVP, email or call 415-694-7326.

Evening Hatha Yoga Class:

Thursdays:  6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The weekly class works on a large variety of poses that strengthen and refresh the body, mind, and spirit.  Drop-in students are welcome.


Toastmasters builds confidence, improves communication skills, and leadership potential.  Participants practice and learn skills ranging from giving a prepared speech or an impromptu one to serving as a timer, evaluator or grammarian. There is no instructor. Each meeting is led by a member, and each presentation is member- critiqued, focusing on constructive feedback.

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Northern California Entertainment and Recreation Listing July 9