LightHouse offices are closed for in-person services through April 5, 2021. Check the calendar below for our offering of online classes.
All LightHouse locations will be closed on December 24, 25 & 31 and January 1.
Events in November 2020
- National Federation of the Blind San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)
National Federation of the Blind San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)
The National Federation of the Blind is a nationwide community of members that believe blind people can live the lives they want. We meet online via Zoom with the following schedule:
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Connections, a semi-structured time to get to know chapter members
6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Virtual Happy (Half) Hour
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Chapter Meeting
To RSVP, contact Christina Daniels at email@example.com.
*Please note, this group is not afflicted with LightHouse.
- Virtual Tours at Legion of Honor: Works in Three Dimensions
Virtual Tours at Legion of Honor: Works in Three Dimensions
Virtual Tours @Legion of Honor: Works in Three Dimensions
Thursday, November 12, 1:30-2:30 PM PST
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is continuing their series of highly descriptive Zoom tours led by docent Jim Kohn. Jim is extraordinarily articulate and has significant experience describing art for the blind and low vision community.
Jim reports that we will be reviewing some notable and very interesting pieces of ceramics and sculpture from the permanent collection at the Legion of Honor Museum. We’ll encounter ceramics from Ancient Greece and Rome, then move on to famous marble sculptures from the Renaissance and 18th century, and conclude with several bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin, whose work is at the heart of the Legion collection, including “The Thinker,” “The Kiss,” and “The Burghers of Calais. There will be time for your questions and comments following the tour. For Zoom access info, RSVP to Adult Program Manager Serena Olsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-694-7316.Better Market Street Project Update (online)
Better Market Street Project Update (online)
The LightHouse is pleased to present an update via Zoom on the Better Market Street project, which has undergone some changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us at 4:00 pm Pacific on Thursday, November 12, to learn about the changes from representatives of San Francisco Public Works and the SFMTA.
Notable developments include:
- Removal of the sidewalk level bikeway
- All transit vehicles will use the Muni-only center lanes and there won’t be any curbside stops
- People biking will share the curb lane with taxis, paratransit, and commercial vehicles.
These changes mean that the sidewalks will only be for people walking and transit passengers no longer have to cross the bikeway to get to the sidewalk. Transit passengers will get to and from the center boarding islands at signalized crossings.
Each of these issues will be discussed in further detail. We hope you can join us. RSVP to Scott Blanks: SBlanks@lighthouse-sf.org.
- Virtual Bingo
Bingo is back virtually, so break out those accessible bingo cards and enter our virtual game room for all that bingo fun with Enchanted Hills Camp volunteer Annalisa. Come for the bingo excitement, stay for the prize at the end. If you don't have cards, you can order them online at www.adaptations.org or by phone at 888-400-8933. A limited supply of accessible bingo cards are also available for free loan by contacting Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at SOlsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316, where you can also direct your RSVP and request for Zoom access details.
- California Council of the Blind San Francisco Chapter meeting (online)
California Council of the Blind San Francisco Chapter meeting (online)
The San Francisco Chapter of the California Council of the Blind invites you to our monthly meeting via Zoom. For more information, contact Frank Welte by Email at Frank.A.Welte@gmail.com or by phone at 510-541-1442.
*Please note, this group is not affiliated with LightHouse.
- Meet You At The House
Meet You At The House
Pull up a comfy chair in our virtual living room and let's talk about all things LightHouse San Francisco! Do you think your vision is changing and you are having trouble doing things the way you used to? You may need to learn alternative techniques from our LightHouse staff. Come with your questions and together we will look for solutions. Our Adaptations Store will be on hand to talk about the latest and greatest in blindness and low vision gadgets. Maybe you can cross off a few people from your Christmas List! RSVP to Sheri Albers at email@example.com or 415-694-7331.
The events for the upcoming week are read aloud on our event hotline every Friday, which can be accessed by calling (415)694-7325.
For more information about visiting the Adaptations Store, head to our shop page.
The LightHouse is scent-free. Please abstain from wearing colognes, perfumes, or other scented products. Additionally, coffee must be securely lidded at all times and citrus should not be peeled on the premises. Thanks for supporting our efforts to respect chemical sensitivities.