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Events in January 2023

  • National Federation of the Blind: San Francisco Chapter Meeting (Online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    National Federation of the Blind: San Francisco Chapter Meeting (Online)


    Jan 10

    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:

    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 Bobbi Pompey at bobbipompey@gmail.com.

    *Please note, this group is not afflicted with LightHouse.

  • California Council of the Blind Chapter Meeting San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    California Council of the Blind Chapter Meeting San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)


    Jan 21

    The San Francisco Chapter of the California Council of the Blind meets on the third Saturday of the month from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. All are invited to attend.

    For more info, contact Vita Zavoli by at VZavoli@gmail.com or 510-846-4080.

  • Meet You At The House (online)

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    Meet You At The House (online)


    Jan 25

    Pull up a comfy chair and join Community Outreach Specialist Sheri Albers in the LightHouse virtual living room to talk about all things LightHouse! Have you been experiencing changes in your vision that have been affecting your daily life, but did not know who to talk to? LightHouse in San Francisco may have the solutions you have been looking for. This is a safe place to bring the questions that you have been wanting to ask. As always, Raqi from the Adaptations Store will be on hand to let us know what is new in the world of low vision and blindness products.

    To RSVP, contact Sheri Albers at 415-694-7331, or email salbers@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • LightHouse CEO Welcome Reception (in-person)

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    LightHouse CEO Welcome Reception (in-person)


    Jan 27

    On behalf of the Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired Board of Directors, I cordially invite you to celebrate and welcome our new CEO, Sharon Giovinazzo, at a Welcome Reception on Friday, January 27, 2023 from 4-6PM at Lighthouse Headquarters, 1155 Market Street, San Francisco, CA. I hope to see you on the 27.

    Warm Regards,

    Sharon Sacks, Lighthouse Board Chair

    Please RSVP by January 24 to Carin Elman at CElam@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7681.

    30% & Growing (In person)

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    30% & Growing (In person)


    Jan 27

    Join us as we go back into the community for good drinks, conversations, and reconnecting with good friends. 30% & Growing is a great place to gather after a long day to converse with other people who are blind or have ow vision in different stages of their career.

    We will be gathering at Drake's Dealership, a brewery in Oakland, on Friday, January 27, at 6:00 PM. You can find Drake’s Dealership just a few blocks away from 19th Street BART Station. For those interested, we will be meeting at 19th Street BART and walking over as a group.

    To RSVP, contact Andrew Martinez at amartinez@lighthouse-sf.org.

    Surpassing Sight Private Film Screening (in person)

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    Surpassing Sight Private Film Screening (in person)


    Jan 27

    On January 27, shortly after the Welcome Reception with new LightHouse CEO Sharon Giovinazzo, LightHouse will be hosting a free private movie screening of the documentary Surpassing Sight which follows two blind men, Jack Chen and Dan Berlin, who completed the Race Across America, a road cycling race across the United States. There will be a Q&A with Jack and film writer and producer Lukas Behnken.

    What: Surpassing Sight Private Film Screening with Audio Description and Q&A
    When: Friday, January 27 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
    Where: LightHouse San Francisco, 1155 Market St. 10th Floor
    RSVP: Get free tickets for Surpassing Sight at LightHouse San Francisco.

    Directions to LightHouse San Francisco

    Watch a trailer of Surpassing Sight with audio description.

    Visit the Surpassing Sight website.

  • BART Safety Training (in-person)

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    BART Safety Training (in-person)


    Jan 31

    Join LightHouse and the BART Accessibility Team at the Oakland 19th Street BART station, upper level, for a BART Safety Training.

    Are you a regular BART commuter, or do you only use it when you absolutely have to? Have you ever thought about what would happen if you were to accidently fall into the tracks on a BART platform? Do you know how to contact the operator for help while on a BART train? What do you do if there are no seats available?

    This event will give you the opportunity to inspect a full-scale model of the track with the elusive “third rail”, along with the cubby area under the platform where one can remain safe if a train were coming. We will have a hands-on experience in a BART car to check out the seating arrangements, the door to transfer to the next car, and the location of all the safety features. The LightHouse Media and Accessible Design Lab staff will also be on hand to show you the tactile BART station maps that are available for you to order.

    RSVP is strongly encouraged to ensure attendees have an opportunity to access all aspects of the presentation. To RSVP or if you have additional questions, contact Sheri Albers at SAlbers@lighthouse-sf.org, 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!