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The week's events

  • Get Moving: Orientation and Mobility for Independent Travel (online)

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    Get Moving: Orientation and Mobility for Independent Travel (online)


    Dec 5

    This course is designed to offer foundational Orientation & Mobility knowledge, concepts, and skills in a friendly, small group atmosphere. It is intended for any individual who is new to blind and low vision skills training; waiting for 1:1 services; or would benefit from developing their existing skills with an in-depth O&M training refresher.

    This course runs Mondays & Wednesdays November 21, 23, 28, & 30 and December 5, 7, 12 & 14, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

    RSVP by November 11 to Robert Alminana at ralminana@lighthouse-sf.org 415-694-7375 or Jennifer Hey at jhuey@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7376.

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

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


    Dec 5

    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.

  • Get Moving: Orientation and Mobility for Independent Travel (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.

    Get Moving: Orientation and Mobility for Independent Travel (online)


    Dec 7

    This course is designed to offer foundational Orientation & Mobility knowledge, concepts, and skills in a friendly, small group atmosphere. It is intended for any individual who is new to blind and low vision skills training; waiting for 1:1 services; or would benefit from developing their existing skills with an in-depth O&M training refresher.

    This course runs Mondays & Wednesdays November 21, 23, 28, & 30 and December 5, 7, 12 & 14, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

    RSVP by November 11 to Robert Alminana at ralminana@lighthouse-sf.org 415-694-7375 or Jennifer Hey at jhuey@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7376.

  • Little Learners Playgroup (online)

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    Little Learners Playgroup (online)


    Dec 8

    Bring your giggles and wiggles to Little Learners weekly Zoom Playgroup, Thursdays from 9:30am - 10:15am. Enjoy fun activities with your little one, ages 0-6, while learning strategies to support your child's visual, sensory, motor and concept development. Connect with other families who understand and share your experience raising a child who is blind, has low vision, or Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). Weekly activities are designed to be accessible for all, and to build upon monthly themes that you can integrate into your family routines. All are welcome!

    For more information or to register, please email Jacqueline Barden at littlelearners@lighthouse-sf.org or call (415) 694-7657. Meet you in the Zoom Room!

    Create In Community Art Making (in-person)

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    Create In Community Art Making (in-person)


    Dec 8

    Let's gather together in the 11th floor art space to explore a different art process, style or media each moth wile connecting with fellow creatives. These are exploratory, process-oriented classes that invite you invite you to work at whatever level you are, be it first timer to expert. It's December. Need a last-minute holiday card? Drop in to create a variety of card options including Braille blind, pop-up cards and more. Take them home complete with an envelope ready for giving.

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

    Disney's "Frozen" the Musical (in-person)

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    Disney's "Frozen" the Musical (in-person)


    Dec 8

    The Orpheum Theater located at 1192 Market, across the street from LightHouse San Francisco bursts with Disney magic and winter spirit as FROZEN the musical lights up the stage.

    The Broadway SF website describes the experience, "Heralded by The New Yorker as ‘thrilling’ and ‘genuinely moving,’ FROZEN features the songs you know and love from the original Oscar®-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers by the film’s songwriters... An unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances, FROZEN is everything you want in a musical: It’s moving. It’s spectacular. And above all, it’s pure Broadway joy.”

    Gravity Access Services will be providing live, real-time audio description for the show. Headsets are limited.

    Our friends at the theater have group tickets set aside for us. $35 includes your ticket, a pre-show exclusive experience for our Lighthouse Community plus a slice of pizza and bottled water in the Orpheum lounge while you wait for the show to start.

    Please RSVP to Maia with your number of tickets (2 max for now) and a phone number where you can be reached to collect payment information by Monday, December 5 to MScott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-290-6242.

  • Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Friday Evening Daredevils (online)

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    Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Friday Evening Daredevils (online)


    Dec 9

    We all need an escape at times, and with the Real Escape Audio Description Club you can do just that with your blind and low vision friends. With the success of the first two seasons of Daredevil, we thought it would only be wise to continue the Marvel series with season three. Daredevil is at TV series about a blind attorney by day and vigilante by night. There will be time to watch each week’s episode and connect with your EHC and LightHouse friends.

    Parents Please Note: The Daredevil TV Series has adult content and is rated TV-MA and contains the following: crude indecent language (L), explicit sexual activity (S), and graphic violence (V). Read a Parental Guide for Daredevil. If any youth under the age of 18 wish to join this program, they must have a parent or guardian contact a LightHouse youth team member with written permission for their child to participate.

    RSVP to Jamey Gump at JGump@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7372.

     

     

  • The Art of Listening (virtual)

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    The Art of Listening (virtual)


    Dec 10

    Join blind poet and memoirist Stephen Kuusisto as he talks about what it means to be a “literary listener.” Kuusisto writes: “Starting in the 1920’s creative writers turned to the image as the means for conveying immediacy in literature. The idea was to be as clear as news photos. These talks will instead focus on sound as a tool of the imagination. Igor Stravinsky said: “Hearing has no merit. A duck hears also.” Our goal is to explore the art of active listening. “ We’ll explore opera arias, steamboat whistles, the chance music of what happens around us, conversations overheard, the sound of a baseball cracking off a bat, water coursing, Chet Baker’s trumpet, Beethoven’s old piano—in short talk about stretching our ears. The aim is to promote great listening, literary invention, and yes, fun.

    December 3 (Session One): “Who Are the Great Literary Listeners?”

    Kuusisto talks about literary listening: why is it different from just hearing things? From John Keats to Tillie Olson, from Hemingway to Toni Morrison the best writers have had a true felicity for deep listening and have conveyed it in their work. One outcome is that you’ll appreciate the auditory imagination when reading.

    December 10 (Session Two): The Practice of Active Listening”

    Kuusisto provides exercises (many drawn from his own life of blind travel) that will sharpen the skills of anyone who wants to not only listen with attention, but also put that experience into writing.

    RSVP the Friday before each session to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

     

     

    Youth Program Holiday Party (in-person)

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    Youth Program Holiday Party (in-person)


    Dec 10

    For years, students of the LightHouse Youth Program have enjoyed a festive gathering around the winter holidays that in the past have included games, food, decorations, and lots of fun. We had to take a break from this event during the pandemic, but now that we are back in person, we look forward to continuing this tradition. Members of our Youth Program Council are taking the lead on organizing and hosting the activities at this year’s event.

    Festivities take place at LightHouse at 1155 Market in San Francisco. Once we have gathered and had some food, LightHouse Youth Council Members will lead us through some holiday games and activities, such as a gingerbread house competition and a white elephant gift exchange. After our games, we will have time to hang out and enjoy some live music, accompanied by hot chocolate and cookies before we wrap things up for the evening.

    White Elephant Gift Exchange reminders

    We are asking guests to bring a gift that is between $10 and $20 that is age-appropriate and does not include cash or unpackaged food. Extra gifts can be provided upon request for those that might not be able to afford to contribute a gift to the exchange. Learn more about a White Elephant Gift Exchange.

    Saturday, December 10, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    RSVP to Jamey Gump at JGump@lighthouse-sf.org or by 415-694-7372. Those who RSVP by 9:00 am on December 9 will be provided dinner.

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!