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Events in June 2022

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinic at LightHouse

    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.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinic at LightHouse


    Jun 7

    Members of the LightHouse community, their friends and families, and members of the wider community are invited to receive either their first or second COVID-19 vaccine booster shot on Tuesdays, June 7 and June 14. Each vaccination clinic runs between 1:00 and 4:30 pm at our 1155 Market Street San Francisco headquarters.

    To register to attend the LightHouse vaccination clinic at 1155 Market Street, you will first need to make an appointment by calling 415-694-7648 or by emailing info@lighthouse-sf.org. Voicemail messages can be left for callback outside of these hours.

    This line is available to speakers of both Spanish and English. Other language interpreters are available once you leave a voicemail requesting a callback.

    Please note: Any COVID-19 vaccines can be used for booster vaccination, regardless of the vaccine product used for primary immunization. Both Pfizer & Moderna booster vaccines will be available during the two clinic dates.

    These clinics are for booster vaccinations only and the clinics are for people ages 18 and older. Vaccines for children ages 5-11 years old will not be available at the LightHouse. However, staff can refer to other sites in the city offering pediatric vaccines.

    Eligibility For Those Getting Their First Booster at LightHouse

    Pfizer-BioNTech & Moderna COVID-19 vaccine recipients

    The CDC recommends a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

    • For most people, at least five months after the final dose in the primary series
    • For people who are moderately or severely immuno-compromised, at least three months after the final dose in the primary series

    Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine recipients:

    The CDC recommends a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

    • For most people, at least two months after the primary dose of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine
    • For people who are moderately or severely immuno-compromised, at least two months after the additional dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

    Eligibility For Those Getting Their Second Booster at LightHouse

    Pfizer-BioNTech & Moderna COVID-19 vaccine recipients

    People in the following groups can choose to get a second booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least four months after the 1st booster:

    • Adults ages 50 years and older
    • People who are moderately or severely immuno-compromised

    Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine recipients:

    People in the following groups can choose to get a second booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least four months after the 1st booster:

    • Anyone who got a Johnson & Johnson J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both their primary dose and booster
    • Adults ages 50 years and older
    • People who are moderately or severely immuno-compromised

    Dates & Location

    Dates
    Tuesday, June 7 and Tuesday, June 14, both from 1:00 to 4:30 pm
    Address
    LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    San Francisco headquarters
    1155 Market Street, 10th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94103

    Accessibility

    • ASL interpreting will be available at the clinic.
    • LightHouse volunteers will be on site to provide instructions and help navigating

    Getting to Your Appointment

    Please visit the directions to San Francisco LightHouse webpage for detailed information on how to get to your appointment by public transit and rideshare.

    Please note masks are mandatory indoors at the LightHouse and we practice six feet social distancing. The LightHouse is proud to be able to offer our headquarters as a central, easy, and welcoming location for our extended community to receive booster vaccinations and we welcome back volunteers and nurses from the San Francisco Department of Public Health for a second COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinic.

    Book Discussion: Fairest: A Memoir (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.

    Book Discussion: Fairest: A Memoir (online)


    Jun 7

    In celebration of Pride Month, join The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Talking Books and Braille Center for a 3-week book study that examines one of the most deeply introspective memoirs on the market (Teen Vogue, 2020). Meredith Talusan’s Fairest: A Memoir is a raw, unfiltered look at race, class, sexuality, gender, and so much more. Talusan navigates through the complexities of growing up as a young kid with albinism in a rural community in the Philippines, who grew up to become a Harvard graduate, an artist and activist questioning the boundaries of gender, and discovering her place within the gay community.

    Send your RSVP to Sabrina at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org. Please RSVP to register and receive the event link and study guide.

    Reader Discretion advised: This book contains scenes of a sexual nature and strong language.

  • Lunch at Orphan Andy's (in-person)

    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.

    Lunch at Orphan Andy's (in-person)


    Jun 10

    To kick off San Francisco's Pride celebration, let's do lunch in the Castro and take in the scene afterward! We will meet at LightHouse HQ with your Clipper card and some cash, and we will head down to Muni for a short ride to our destination, Orphan Andy's, a diner located at the corner of Castro and Market, just across the street from the Muni station. Time and interest pending, we can even visit Cliff's Hardware, one of the coolest stores of its kind where you can find curiosities amidst the regular necessities.

    Send your RSVPs to Maia at Mscott@lighthouse-sf.org. Please RSVP by Thursday, June 9.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinic at LightHouse

    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.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinic at LightHouse


    Jun 14

    Members of the LightHouse community, their friends and families, and members of the wider community are invited to receive either their first or second COVID-19 vaccine booster shot on Tuesdays, June 7 and June 14. Each vaccination clinic runs between 1:00 and 4:30 pm at our 1155 Market Street San Francisco headquarters.

    To register to attend the LightHouse vaccination clinic at 1155 Market Street, you will first need to make an appointment by calling 415-694-7648 or by emailing info@lighthouse-sf.org. Voicemail messages can be left for callback outside of these hours.

    This line is available to speakers of both Spanish and English. Other language interpreters are available once you leave a voicemail requesting a callback.

    Please note: Any COVID-19 vaccines can be used for booster vaccination, regardless of the vaccine product used for primary immunization. Both Pfizer & Moderna booster vaccines will be available during the two clinic dates.

    These clinics are for booster vaccinations only and the clinics are for people ages 18 and older. Vaccines for children ages 5-11 years old will not be available at the LightHouse. However, staff can refer to other sites in the city offering pediatric vaccines.

    Eligibility For Those Getting Their First Booster at LightHouse

    Pfizer-BioNTech & Moderna COVID-19 vaccine recipients

    The CDC recommends a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

    • For most people, at least five months after the final dose in the primary series
    • For people who are moderately or severely immuno-compromised, at least three months after the final dose in the primary series

    Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine recipients:

    The CDC recommends a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

    • For most people, at least two months after the primary dose of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine
    • For people who are moderately or severely immuno-compromised, at least two months after the additional dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

    Eligibility For Those Getting Their Second Booster at LightHouse

    Pfizer-BioNTech & Moderna COVID-19 vaccine recipients

    People in the following groups can choose to get a second booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least four months after the 1st booster:

    • Adults ages 50 years and older
    • People who are moderately or severely immuno-compromised

    Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine recipients:

    People in the following groups can choose to get a second booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least four months after the 1st booster:

    • Anyone who got a Johnson & Johnson J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both their primary dose and booster
    • Adults ages 50 years and older
    • People who are moderately or severely immuno-compromised

    Dates & Location

    Dates
    Tuesday, June 7 and Tuesday, June 14, both from 1:00 to 4:30 pm
    Address
    LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    San Francisco headquarters
    1155 Market Street, 10th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94103

    Accessibility

    • ASL interpreting will be available at the clinic.
    • LightHouse volunteers will be on site to provide instructions and help navigating

    Getting to Your Appointment

    Please visit the directions to San Francisco LightHouse webpage for detailed information on how to get to your appointment by public transit and rideshare.

    Please note masks are mandatory indoors at the LightHouse and we practice six feet social distancing. The LightHouse is proud to be able to offer our headquarters as a central, easy, and welcoming location for our extended community to receive booster vaccinations and we welcome back volunteers and nurses from the San Francisco Department of Public Health for a second COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinic.

    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)


    Jun 14

    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.

    Book Discussion: Fairest: A Memoir (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.

    Book Discussion: Fairest: A Memoir (online)


    Jun 14

    In celebration of Pride Month, join The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Talking Books and Braille Center for a 3-week book study that examines one of the most deeply introspective memoirs on the market (Teen Vogue, 2020). Meredith Talusan’s Fairest: A Memoir is a raw, unfiltered look at race, class, sexuality, gender, and so much more. Talusan navigates through the complexities of growing up as a young kid with albinism in a rural community in the Philippines, who grew up to become a Harvard graduate, an artist and activist questioning the boundaries of gender, and discovering her place within the gay community.

    Send your RSVP to Sabrina at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org. Please RSVP to register and receive the event link and study guide.

    Reader Discretion advised: This book contains scenes of a sexual nature and strong language.

  • 30% & Growing

    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.

    30% & Growing


    Jun 16

    30% & Growing makes its inaugural excursion out and about this month. We will converge upon Mel's Diner, 801 Mission Street near 4th Street across from the Westfield Center. Mel's is a 50's style diner complete with jukeboxes and serves an assortment of American fare and comfort food. Bring your work-related stories and your appetite for an evening of good food and great company!

    Send your RSVP to Maia at mscott@lighthouse-sf.org. Please RSVP by noon on Thursday, June 16.

  • Farmers Market Friday (in-person)

    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.

    Farmers Market Friday (in-person)


    Jun 17

    There's nothing like the smell of fresh fruits and vegetables converging with the aroma of baked goods and a hint of salty sea water. The Farmer's market at the Ferry building showcases a wide variety of produce and locally sourced edibles and artisan goods. It's definitely a treat for the senses. Bring your reusable bags and shopping list to partake of all the offerings. Volunteers will accompany us to describe offerings as we enjoy the fresh air and fresh produce.

    Please RSVP to Maia at Mscott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

    Please Note: To request a volunteer to accompany you through the farmer's market, please RSVP no later than Friday, June 10.

  • CCB San Francisco Chapter Monthly Meeting (in-person)

    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.

    CCB San Francisco Chapter Monthly Meeting (in-person)


    Jun 18

    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. Our June meeting will take place on Zoom and also in person at the LightHouse Multipurpose room, 1155 Market Street, 10th floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. All are invited to attend. for more information contact Vita Zavoli by Email at vzavoli@gmail.com or by phone at (510) 846-4080.
  • Book Discussion: Fairest: A Memoir (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.

    Book Discussion: Fairest: A Memoir (online)


    Jun 21

    In celebration of Pride Month, join The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Talking Books and Braille Center for a 3-week book study that examines one of the most deeply introspective memoirs on the market (Teen Vogue, 2020). Meredith Talusan’s Fairest: A Memoir is a raw, unfiltered look at race, class, sexuality, gender, and so much more. Talusan navigates through the complexities of growing up as a young kid with albinism in a rural community in the Philippines, who grew up to become a Harvard graduate, an artist and activist questioning the boundaries of gender, and discovering her place within the gay community.

    Send your RSVP to Sabrina at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org. Please RSVP to register and receive the event link and study guide.

    Reader Discretion advised: This book contains scenes of a sexual nature and strong language.

  • Panel Discussion: My Disability is the Reason I'm so Flexible in the First place (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.

    Panel Discussion: My Disability is the Reason I'm so Flexible in the First place (online)


    Jun 22

    My Disability is the Reason I'm so Flexible in the First place

    In a 2020 interview, Meredith Talusan said, "you know you can't do anything else you're capable of if you let the world define your normalcy, so when it tries to mark you as deviant, you fight back with your mind, your most flexible body part."

    Join The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Talking Books and Braille Center for a discussion based on Meredith Talusan's article, "My Very Special Abilities: How My Disability Made Me Flexible." Panel members will discuss their experiences as Blind and Visually Impaired People in the LGBTQ+ community. This panel discussion follows a three-week book study of Talusan's book, Fairest: A Memoir.

    Register, receive the event link and submit questions for the panelists.

    Please RSVP to sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org
    Article Link: My Very Special Abilities: How My Disability Made Me Flexible 

  • The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike Cole (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.

    The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike Cole (online)


    Jun 27

    What does it really mean to be a person who is blind or has low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, will lead this call-in forum to discuss the many day-to-day ins and outs of blindness, from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies. There's always a lively crowd sharing their own experiences, so make a cup of coffee (or tea), sit in your favorite chair, and call in to chat about the business of blindness.

    RSVP to Andrew Martinez at AMartinez@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7642.

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!