Calendar

LightHouse will be closed on June 19 for the Juneteenth holiday.

Events in October 2022

  • G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (online)

    G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (online)


    Oct 5

    G-Vibes are Gratitude Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gather online and share what you feel grateful for in a safe and welcoming space and hear what others share as well. These mid-week sessions can help you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships.

    Are you new to this program and need the link? RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-760

  • Sound Mind Body: Body Positive movement/Dance class (in-person)

    Sound Mind Body: Body Positive movement/Dance class (in-person)


    Oct 6

    This isn't your everyday dance class. It's a chance to experience the joy of movement he best way you know how while gently pushing your limits in a safe and supportive environment. Whether you enjoy meditative movement, breath work and yoga or have a flair for dances from Bollywood o ballroom, bring your heart and style to this class and share your love in motion with your community. This open-ended dance class celebrates you as the expert on your body, inviting you to dance from a chair or take over the floor. We warm up with intention, explore improvisation techniques, try on each other's movement styles and even perform for each other. Test your sense of spatial awareness, increase your flexibility and build confidence in the wonder that is you.
    RSVP to Maia Scott at Mscott@lighthosue-sf.org or 415-694-7608.
    Create in Community (in-person)

    Create in Community (in-person)


    Oct 6

    Get your creative juices flowing every week in the LightHouse Craft Room. We’ll explore a variety of different arts media and prompts that will change each month. Let loose your curiosity and sense of play in a supportive space where you are welcome to experiment with the current LightHouse projects, or bring your own craft to work on alongside friends. No experience is necessary. Wear or bring something you don't mind getting dirty.

    This October, we will continue exploring book structures such as map fold books, one page zines and stab stitch books along with other paper things that cam be opened such as origami boxes and envelopes.

    RSVP to Maia Scott at Mscott@lightouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

  • G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (online)

    G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (online)


    Oct 12

    G-Vibes are Gratitude Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gather online and share what you feel grateful for in a safe and welcoming space and hear what others share as well. These mid-week sessions can help you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships.

    Are you new to this program and need the link? RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-760

  • Create in Community (in-person)

    Create in Community (in-person)


    Oct 13

    Get your creative juices flowing every week in the LightHouse Craft Room. We’ll explore a variety of different arts media and prompts that will change each month. Let loose your curiosity and sense of play in a supportive space where you are welcome to experiment with the current LightHouse projects, or bring your own craft to work on alongside friends. No experience is necessary. Wear or bring something you don't mind getting dirty.

    This October, we will continue exploring book structures such as map fold books, one page zines and stab stitch books along with other paper things that cam be opened such as origami boxes and envelopes.

    RSVP to Maia Scott at Mscott@lightouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

    Tecnología para Todos (en línea)

    Tecnología para Todos (en línea)


    Oct 13

    oin the LightHouse’s monthly access Technology Spanish meeting. Tecnología para todos is a space where users share their knowledge and experience. Each month, we talk about services, applications and devices available for blind and low vision users. This event will be conducted using the Zoom platform. You can connect to Zoom using a computer, an app, or by dialing in from any phone. Zoom meeting details will be provided when you RSVP by email to: jcolon@lighthouse-sf.org or by calling 415-694-7323.

  • Lunch at Trinity Plaza (in-person)

    Lunch at Trinity Plaza (in-person)


    Oct 14

    Get to know our block, heading left when leaving Lighthouse HQ. Let's meet at reception on the 10th floor then head out and explore a couple good spots to know. First, we will scope out Whole Foods and get to know the basic layout. Then, under the leadership of Volunteer Manager and Museums Maven, Allyson Ferrari, we will duck into Trinity Plaza right next door and take a look at the intriguing selection of sculpture throughout the space, much of which is tactile. There's outdoor seating where we can enjoy our lunch.
    RSVP to Maia Scott at mscott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.
  • Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Ray (online)

    Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Ray (online)


    Oct 15

    Calling all blind and low vision movie lovers of all ages to join us for our next “Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club” gathering. This time around we gather on white cane day in October to watch the 2004 film, Ray, with audio description. A story about the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.

    The program will be held Saturday, October 15 at 6:00 pm, with the movie starting shortly after all that join us for the event get a chance to say hello. Since the movie is 2 hours and 32 minutes, we will be sure to make space for and intermission and time after the film to share your thoughts about the movie. Since it is White Cane Day we will also make time to speak about our white canes and share any of our own favorite stories we have had with them.
    View the Trailer for Ray (2014)

    ***Parents and guardians***– The movie Ray (2014) has a parental guidance rating of PG-13 for, depiction of drug addiction, sexuality and some thematic elements. Parents of students that are under 13 years old must provide their permission via email before the start of the movie. Learn more about why this movie is rated PG-13. 

    What is white cane day? – White Cane Safety Day is a national observance in the United States, celebrated on October 15 of each year since 1964. The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or have low vision and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane. To learn more click here.

    Who: Blind and low vision individuals of all ages who are registered with the LightHouse
    What: Audio description movie club via Zoom
    When: Saturday, October 15 @ 6:00 pm
    Where: Anywhere you can access a Zoom meeting
    RSVP: Please contact Jamey Gump at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org. Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP by 5:00 pm of the day before the program.

  • The More You Know: November Election Day Information (online)

    The More You Know: November Election Day Information (online)


    Oct 17

    Representatives from the San Francisco Department of Elections and The League of Women Voters will provide election-specific information, accessible voting options, and San Francisco and state-wide Ballot Briefs. These briefs will include information about propositions for the November 8 election.
    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.
  • Museum of Craft and Design Descriptive & Haptic Tour (in-person)

    Museum of Craft and Design Descriptive & Haptic Tour (in-person)


    Oct 18

    The Museum of Craft & Design is letting us in while they are closed, so we may experience an audio-described tour of their current woodwork exhibit, in addition to a haptic exploration of a few prototypes. The museum is located at 2569 3rd Street (the 48 bus drops at 20th St. & Minnesota). Tickets are $10.

    RSVP by October 14 to Maia Scott at mscott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

    College Spaces from Different Places: Ask a College Student (online)

    College Spaces from Different Places: Ask a College Student (online)


    Oct 18

    With the start of a new semester, comes many new experiences and unexpected questions. Join us this month to hear about other blind students’ college journeys and bring any questions you might have. We’re here to problem-solve, learn from one another, and find community in our shared experiences. Tell a friend, and we hope to see you there!

    RSVP by October 14 to Daisy Soto at DSoto@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7328.

  • G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (online)

    G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (online)


    Oct 19

    G-Vibes are Gratitude Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gather online and share what you feel grateful for in a safe and welcoming space and hear what others share as well. These mid-week sessions can help you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships.

    Are you new to this program and need the link? RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-760

    So You Think You Want a Guide Dog (online)

    So You Think You Want a Guide Dog (online)


    Oct 19

    Are you curious to learn more about guide dogs but don't know where to start? This workshop will cover how to decide if a guide dog is right for you, what skills you need before applying to schools, common misconceptions about guide dogs, how to pick a guide dog school, what to expect during the application process, and how to best prepare for school once you are accepted.

    Please RSVP by October 18 to Briana Kusuma at ‪BKusuma@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7335.

  • Create in Community (in-person)

    Create in Community (in-person)


    Oct 20

    Get your creative juices flowing every week in the LightHouse Craft Room. We’ll explore a variety of different arts media and prompts that will change each month. Let loose your curiosity and sense of play in a supportive space where you are welcome to experiment with the current LightHouse projects, or bring your own craft to work on alongside friends. No experience is necessary. Wear or bring something you don't mind getting dirty.

    This October, we will continue exploring book structures such as map fold books, one page zines and stab stitch books along with other paper things that cam be opened such as origami boxes and envelopes.

    RSVP to Maia Scott at Mscott@lightouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

  • The More You Know: November Election Day Information

    The More You Know: November Election Day Information


    Oct 21

    A representative from The League of Women Voters San Francisco will provide state-wide information about propositions and Ranked Choice Voting for the November 8 election.
    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.
    Spanish Audio-Description Club (online)/Reunion de Audio Descripción en Español (en línea)

    Spanish Audio-Description Club (online)/Reunion de Audio Descripción en Español (en línea)


    Oct 21

    Reunion de Audio Descripción en Español

    Cuando: Octuvre 21 2022 8:00 – 10:00 P.M.

    Quién: jóvenes ciegos y de baja vista.

    RSVP: Para registrarse, contacten a Daisy Soto dsoto@lighthouse-sf.org o 415-694-7328

    Buscando algo nuevo que hacer los viernes por la tarde? Estamos muy emocionados en presentar el regreso de nuestro programa para jóvenes, una reunión para mirar películas y series con audio descripción en español! No importa si son fluidos en español, o si simplemente quieren practicar el idioma un poco más conviviendo con amigos y mirando una nueva película. Espero que todos nos puedan acompañar para Este programa, cada tercer Viernes del mes a las 8:00 PM.
    Este mes miraremos el siguiente capítulo de Hawkeye, una de las nuevas aventuras de Marvel.

    When: Friday October 21, 2022 from 8:00 – 10:00 PM

    Who: Blind and low-vision teens and young adults

    RSVP: Contact Daisy Soto at dsoto@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7328

    Looking for something new to do on Friday night’s? We’re excited to announce a the return of the Spanish audio described movie club for teens and young adults. Whether you’re a fluent speaker or just want to brush up on some Spanish skills and connect with friends over an action-packed movie, or show we hope you’ll join us every third Friday of the month at 8:00 PM!
    This month we will be watching the next episode of Hawkeye, one of the latest Marvel series releases!

  • Superfest Film Festival (hybrid)

    Superfest Film Festival (hybrid)


    Oct 22

    The Superfest Disability Film Festival features films from around the world celebrating disability culture by featuring work by and about people with disabilities.

    Watch the films in person or on-demand virtually.

    The first day of films take place at the Freight and Salvage at 2020 Addison St in Berkeley near the Downtown Berkley BART Station. After the first day of films, there will be community social time.

    The second day of films take place at the Asian Art Museum at 200 Larkin St. in San Francisco, across from the main library and near the Civic Center BART Station. After the second day of films, stay around for a panel discussion featuring some of the makers of one of the featured films.

    All films will have closed audio descriptions via the All4Access app.

    Learn more about Superfest, including access information on the Superfest website.

    Saturday, October 22 at Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, from noon to 2:00 pm

    Sunday, October 23 at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    You can purchase a Superfest pass that will provide you access to both days of in-person films plus virtual access to the films. Passes range from $0 to $100. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

  • Superfest Film Festival (hybrid)

    Superfest Film Festival (hybrid)


    Oct 23

    The Superfest Disability Film Festival features films from around the world celebrating disability culture by featuring work by and about people with disabilities.

    Watch the films in person or on-demand virtually.

    The first day of films take place at the Freight and Salvage at 2020 Addison St in Berkeley near the Downtown Berkley BART Station. After the first day of films, there will be community social time.

    The second day of films take place at the Asian Art Museum at 200 Larkin St. in San Francisco, across from the main library and near the Civic Center BART Station. After the second day of films, stay around for a panel discussion featuring some of the makers of one of the featured films.

    All films will have closed audio descriptions via the All4Access app.

    Learn more about Superfest, including access information on the Superfest website.

    Saturday, October 22 at Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, from noon to 2:00 pm

    Sunday, October 23 at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    You can purchase a Superfest pass that will provide you access to both days of in-person films plus virtual access to the films. Passes range from $0 to $100. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

  • The More You Know: November Election Day Information (online)

    The More You Know: November Election Day Information (online)


    Oct 25

    A representative from The League of Women Voters Oakland will provide state-wide information about propositions and Ranked Choice Voting for the November 8 election in Alameda County.
    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.
  • G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (online)

    G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (online)


    Oct 26

    G-Vibes are Gratitude Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gather online and share what you feel grateful for in a safe and welcoming space and hear what others share as well. These mid-week sessions can help you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships.

    Are you new to this program and need the link? RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-760

  • Create in Community (in-person)

    Create in Community (in-person)


    Oct 27

    Get your creative juices flowing every week in the LightHouse Craft Room. We’ll explore a variety of different arts media and prompts that will change each month. Let loose your curiosity and sense of play in a supportive space where you are welcome to experiment with the current LightHouse projects, or bring your own craft to work on alongside friends. No experience is necessary. Wear or bring something you don't mind getting dirty.

    This October, we will continue exploring book structures such as map fold books, one page zines and stab stitch books along with other paper things that cam be opened such as origami boxes and envelopes.

    RSVP to Maia Scott at Mscott@lightouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

    Tecnología para Todos (en línea)

    Tecnología para Todos (en línea)


    Oct 27

    oin the LightHouse’s monthly access Technology Spanish meeting. Tecnología para todos is a space where users share their knowledge and experience. Each month, we talk about services, applications and devices available for blind and low vision users. This event will be conducted using the Zoom platform. You can connect to Zoom using a computer, an app, or by dialing in from any phone. Zoom meeting details will be provided when you RSVP by email to: jcolon@lighthouse-sf.org or by calling 415-694-7323.

  • Sirkin Center Grand Opening

    Sirkin Center Grand Opening


    Oct 28

    The Sirkin Center will open its doors for a grand opening celebration that will include guided tours, departmental displays, guest speakers, a ribbon cutting, and refreshments. Additional details to come!

    For questions, please contact development@lighthouse-sf.org.

    Friday Salon Creatives' Share Space (in-person)

    Friday Salon Creatives' Share Space (in-person)


    Oct 28

    Artists, Makers, Creatives and thinkers; do we have the perfect Friday Night for you. Join together with other artists, writers, musicians, artisans and anyone who enjoys creative process to share works in progress and completed creations in a laid back and friendly vibe. Give and receive feedback about shared work if it's desired and support our community as they press forward to complete projects for festivals, shows or personal growth. Whatever you're making, bring it!

    RSVP to Maia Scott at Mscott@lighthosue-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

  • Complete Your Midterm Ballot in Advance at LightHouse SF (in-person)

    Complete Your Midterm Ballot in Advance at LightHouse SF (in-person)


    Oct 31

    This event takes places at LightHouse headquarters at 1155 Market, San Francisco

    All California voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot in advance of the election. If you would like to complete your ballot in advance of the election with a LightHouse volunteer, we are offering a few times in the Bay Area to work with a volunteer to complete the ballot.

    If you are eligible to vote in the upcoming General Election and have not already registered, the deadline to register to vote is October 24. You can register to vote at: https://registertovote.ca.gov/

    If you would like to schedule an appointment to have a volunteer support you in voting, please email volunteer@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7320.

    Appointments are preferred but not required.

    The General Election will include:

    • 7 ballot provisions
    • 7 Ballot Propositions
    • Statewide candidates for U.S. Senate, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner, Member of State Board of Equalization, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
    • U.S. Representative in Congress, State Senator, State Assembly Member
    • Supreme Court Justices, as well as other local candidates and local measures.

    For more information about the upcoming November 8 election, please go to the California Secretary of State’s Election page- https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections

    G-VIBES in the evening (online)

    G-VIBES in the evening (online)


    Oct 31

    G-VIBES are Gratitude Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. In these solutions-based peer-support groups, participants share their grounding and energizing tools that lead to gratitude. Previous presentations included poetry, music, drumming, visualization, Chinese and Japanese calligraphy, self-care, and forgiveness. These sessions can help you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. Space is limited.
    Are you new to this program and need the link? RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

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!

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