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The week's events

  • Employment Immersion January Virtual Workshop

    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.

    Employment Immersion January Virtual Workshop


    Jan 4

    January's workshop runs 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays from January 4 through 29, no class January 18

    There IS a job market! Job seekers who are blind and have low vision are in demand to work remotely. Let LightHouse support you on your pathway to employment in these challenging times.

    Our award-winning Employment Immersion program is now available virtually. Now is the time to join us via the Zoom conferencing platform. The program begins the first Monday of every month and runs each weekday. This comprehensive month-long training is specifically designed for people who are blind and have low vision. We are committed to providing group and individual guidance from the fundamentals of job search, to the complexities of disclosure of one’s disability with pride and confidence, to instruction on job search techniques, to honing interview skills. Most importantly, this program focuses on the participant’s individual job goals.

    To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact the team through email: EIteam@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Employment Immersion January Virtual Workshop

    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.

    Employment Immersion January Virtual Workshop


    Jan 5

    January's workshop runs 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays from January 4 through 29, no class January 18

    There IS a job market! Job seekers who are blind and have low vision are in demand to work remotely. Let LightHouse support you on your pathway to employment in these challenging times.

    Our award-winning Employment Immersion program is now available virtually. Now is the time to join us via the Zoom conferencing platform. The program begins the first Monday of every month and runs each weekday. This comprehensive month-long training is specifically designed for people who are blind and have low vision. We are committed to providing group and individual guidance from the fundamentals of job search, to the complexities of disclosure of one’s disability with pride and confidence, to instruction on job search techniques, to honing interview skills. Most importantly, this program focuses on the participant’s individual job goals.

    To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact the team through email: EIteam@lighthouse-sf.org.

    Yoga: Alignment Flow (Onlline)

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    Yoga: Alignment Flow (Onlline)


    Jan 5

     

    Yoga: Alignment Flow – Online, Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

    LightHouse yoga instructor Kimm Ropicky knows that now, more than ever, it’s vital to our health and wellbeing to get some movement into our lives. Kimm is offering an online class to the LightHouse community. All levels of experience are welcome. The sequence of postures will be consistent, changing quarterly, move slowly to provide ample time to transition between movements, and include insightful tools to learn alignment at home. Joining the Zoom meeting with your video enabled allows Kimm to provide more detailed feedback, particularly in the event you ask for clarification.

    What You Need to Know:

    • To register, you’ll need to create an account via Kimm’s website. Follow these instructions:
      • Go to www.KimmRopickyYoga.com/livestream
      • Click the “SIGN UP” button next to the “LightHouse Alignment Flow” class you wish to attend.
      • Complete the form with your account details, make your donation, if desired, and read the waiver before you click the “BOOK NOW” button.
      • You will receive three emails: an email from Ribbon confirming your registration, another providing instructions on how to use the Ribbon, and the third one prior to class with the Zoom link.
      • NOTE: For those already with an account, go to the same webpage above, choose your desired class, and then click the Sign In on the top right of the screen.
    • Duration--All classes are 60 minutes in length.
    • Donations--Class is donation-based. Please pay what you can. No one will be turned away for a lack of funds. Recommended donation is $10-$20.
    • In order to create a safe space for connection with our community, the Waiting Room will be enabled, and the host will let you in as soon as possible, but no more than 10 minutes after the start.
    • Registration will end one hour prior to class.
    • Consult your Doctor--Please consult with your doctor before practicing, to be mindful of any conditions you may have and how this practice may impact you.
    • Class Description--Yoga: Alignment-based, using props to enhance your understanding and reference within postures.
    • Props strongly recommended: 2 Blocks or 1 chair, a strap or a belt, and a blanket (throw blanket).
    Tech Together Online: Tech for Reading Printed Text

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    Tech Together Online: Tech for Reading Printed Text


    Jan 5

    Join the LightHouse Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times. Tech Together is a chance to share your knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other blind technology users. LightHouse Access Technology staff share tips and resources on each week’s topic. Then there is time for LightHouse students and friends to add to the conversation, as we all learn from each other.

    Topics are decided on a rolling basis as our community’s needs evolve during shelter in place.

    January 5: Tech for Reading Print Text

    We’ll discuss apps and techniques for reading printed text, such as paper mail, package directions, and image files with written text.

    Join us for one or all these conversations.

    RSVP online for the January 5 Tech Together.

    Or leave a voicemail at 510-925-2943. Online registration is preferred.

    Upcoming Topics
    January 12: All About File Storage
    January 19: Troubleshooting Your Tech
    January 26: Podcast and Audio Recording

    Safe and Confident Movement for O&M Travel​

    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.

    Safe and Confident Movement for O&M Travel​


    Jan 5

    Adults 55 and over are invited to participate in a 6 session course geared towards improving safety in movement for indoor and outdoor activities. Exercises performed during class will help students feel more ‘sure footed’ when navigating stairs, walking over uneven sidewalks, and moving around obstacles while using a white cane or dog guide. Exercises designed to ease the transition between sit-to-stand movements will also be incorporated.

    In addition to completing simple and dual task activities, participants will learn how to conduct an at home safety assessment, evaluate elements that improve footwear stability, and develop a personalized balance program. After the 6 session course, participants can expect to feel more self-assured in personal movement patterns and less anxious about falling.

    The classes will be taught via Zoom or phone at the following dates and times -
    • Week 1: Tuesday, January 5 and Thursday, January 7 from 3:30-4:45pm
    • Week 2: Tuesday, January 12 and Thursday, January 14 from 3:30-4:45pm
    • Week 3: Tuesday, January 19 and Thursday, January 21 from 3:30-4:45pm

    There are no costs associated with this course for adults 55 and over living in the following counties - Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity. For those adults living outside the noted counties, the course is 150.00, plus materials.

    To registration is currently closed for this class due to it being full with a waitlist.

    To learn about future offerings of this workshop, please email Marie Trudelle at mtrudelle@lighthouse-sf.org

    Not So Bored Game Night (online)

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    Not So Bored Game Night (online)


    Jan 5

    Each week students from the Lighthouse Youth Program gather for our virtual Not So Bored Game Night. A weekly evening of fun and games for Blind and low vision youth from all over. Games start at 7:00 pm on Tuesday evenings and will include trivia contests, scavenger hunts and other interactive games that will have youth making friends. In addition, the LightHouse staff each week’s games will be led by a guest mentor that will also share insight into their education, career and life as a person who is blind or has low vision.

    Who: students under 18 that are blind or have low vision
    What: weekly game night and guest mentor spotlight via zoom When: Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Where: Anywhere you can access a Zoom meeting
    RSVP: Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP by 5:00 pm of the day before the program
    Parents & Guardians: we’d love your help getting your children connected to our virtual program, however, once they have joined, we ask that you please give them the space to participate individually.

    If you are interested in signing up for the Not So Bored Game Night, please contact Jamey Gump by email at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.

  • Employment Immersion January Virtual Workshop

    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.

    Employment Immersion January Virtual Workshop


    Jan 6

    January's workshop runs 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays from January 4 through 29, no class January 18

    There IS a job market! Job seekers who are blind and have low vision are in demand to work remotely. Let LightHouse support you on your pathway to employment in these challenging times.

    Our award-winning Employment Immersion program is now available virtually. Now is the time to join us via the Zoom conferencing platform. The program begins the first Monday of every month and runs each weekday. This comprehensive month-long training is specifically designed for people who are blind and have low vision. We are committed to providing group and individual guidance from the fundamentals of job search, to the complexities of disclosure of one’s disability with pride and confidence, to instruction on job search techniques, to honing interview skills. Most importantly, this program focuses on the participant’s individual job goals.

    To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact the team through email: EIteam@lighthouse-sf.org.

    Stress Reduction & Meditation (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.

    Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)


    Jan 6

    Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual

    Please note that although LightHouse is closed for the holidays, this virtual class is still being held on December 22.

    Each Wednesday morning we offer a series of short, meditation-based practices for relaxation and stress reduction. The group is appropriate for both beginners and advanced practitioners and instruction is provided in all aspects of the practice. Instructor Jeffrey Schneider has more than 40 years of meditation and teaching experience. It is a virtual class using the Zoom platform—everyone is welcome as little or often as they like. Dial in, find a comfortable position, breathe deeply, clear your head, and de-stress.

    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

  • Employment Immersion January Virtual Workshop

    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.

    Employment Immersion January Virtual Workshop


    Jan 7

    January's workshop runs 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays from January 4 through 29, no class January 18

    There IS a job market! Job seekers who are blind and have low vision are in demand to work remotely. Let LightHouse support you on your pathway to employment in these challenging times.

    Our award-winning Employment Immersion program is now available virtually. Now is the time to join us via the Zoom conferencing platform. The program begins the first Monday of every month and runs each weekday. This comprehensive month-long training is specifically designed for people who are blind and have low vision. We are committed to providing group and individual guidance from the fundamentals of job search, to the complexities of disclosure of one’s disability with pride and confidence, to instruction on job search techniques, to honing interview skills. Most importantly, this program focuses on the participant’s individual job goals.

    To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact the team through email: EIteam@lighthouse-sf.org.

    Safe and Confident Movement for O&M Travel​

    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.

    Safe and Confident Movement for O&M Travel​


    Jan 7

    Adults 55 and over are invited to participate in a 6 session course geared towards improving safety in movement for indoor and outdoor activities. Exercises performed during class will help students feel more ‘sure footed’ when navigating stairs, walking over uneven sidewalks, and moving around obstacles while using a white cane or dog guide. Exercises designed to ease the transition between sit-to-stand movements will also be incorporated.

    In addition to completing simple and dual task activities, participants will learn how to conduct an at home safety assessment, evaluate elements that improve footwear stability, and develop a personalized balance program. After the 6 session course, participants can expect to feel more self-assured in personal movement patterns and less anxious about falling.

    The classes will be taught via Zoom or phone at the following dates and times -
    • Week 1: Tuesday, January 5 and Thursday, January 7 from 3:30-4:45pm
    • Week 2: Tuesday, January 12 and Thursday, January 14 from 3:30-4:45pm
    • Week 3: Tuesday, January 19 and Thursday, January 21 from 3:30-4:45pm

    There are no costs associated with this course for adults 55 and over living in the following counties - Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity. For those adults living outside the noted counties, the course is 150.00, plus materials.

    To registration is currently closed for this class due to it being full with a waitlist.

    To learn about future offerings of this workshop, please email Marie Trudelle at mtrudelle@lighthouse-sf.org

    Reel Escape: Audio-Described Movie Club

    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.

    Reel Escape: Audio-Described Movie Club


    Jan 7

    To help you break up the routine and escape for some fun, join your friends for our weekly Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club. This weekly remote social gathering of blind and low vision youth takes place over zoom on Thursday afternoons at 4:00 pm. Films will be family-friendly and have audio descriptions enabled. Join us each week to help choose future films. Past films have included: Toy Story, Frozen, Inside out, Minions, Lion King and many other classics.

    Who: Students under 18 that are Blind or have Low Vision
    What: Audio Description Movie Club via Zoom
    When: Thursday afternoons @ 4:00 pm Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
    RSVP: Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP by 5:00 pm of the day before the program

    Parents & Guardians, we’d love your help getting your children connected to our virtual program, however, once they have joined, we ask that you please give them the space to participate individually.

    If you are interested in signing up for the Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club, please contact Jamey Gump by email at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.

  • Employment Immersion January Virtual Workshop

    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.

    Employment Immersion January Virtual Workshop


    Jan 8

    January's workshop runs 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays from January 4 through 29, no class January 18

    There IS a job market! Job seekers who are blind and have low vision are in demand to work remotely. Let LightHouse support you on your pathway to employment in these challenging times.

    Our award-winning Employment Immersion program is now available virtually. Now is the time to join us via the Zoom conferencing platform. The program begins the first Monday of every month and runs each weekday. This comprehensive month-long training is specifically designed for people who are blind and have low vision. We are committed to providing group and individual guidance from the fundamentals of job search, to the complexities of disclosure of one’s disability with pride and confidence, to instruction on job search techniques, to honing interview skills. Most importantly, this program focuses on the participant’s individual job goals.

    To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact the team through email: EIteam@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Eco-friendly Arts and Crafts Club for Youth

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    Eco-friendly Arts and Crafts Club for Youth


    Jan 9

    Eco-friendly Arts and Crafts Club
    Saturday, January 9th from 1:00 pm

    Do you like making things? Do you have a green thumb with plants? Would you like to have fun with friends creating art that is friendly to our environment? LightHouse might have the perfect virtual gathering for you. Join us for our Eco Arts and crafts club, where we will explore different arts and craft projects with other youth who are blind or have low vision friends from all overr. Our January art project will have those that RSVP making our very own Biodomes. Future projects will range from things we can make out of recycled materials you can find around your house or projects that you can put into nature knowing you will not have a negative impact on our world.

    Who: elementary and middle school students that are blind or have low vision
    What: monthly arts and crafts lesson over zoom
    When: Saturday, January 9th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
    RSVP: a list a program supplies and the zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP by 5:00 pm of the day before the program
    Parents & Guardians: we’d love your help getting your children connected to our virtual program, however once they have joined, we ask that you please give them the space to participate individually

    If you are interested in signing up for the Eco-friendly Arts and Crafts Club, please contact Jamey Gump by email at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.

    Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Campfire

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    Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Campfire


    Jan 9

    Camp Director, Tony Fletcher will serve as your host and hopes you will be able join. The campfires are designed for all ages and will focus on camp updates, music, laughter and fun. Please RSVP if you are interested in attending and we are happy to provide the Zoom information. You will be able to use the same Zoom link for the campfires between January and May of 2021.

    The structure for the February campfire will be:

    • Welcome and camp music
    • Updates on camp building efforts
    • Summer camp program updates
    • Camper check-ins
    • Special acknowledgments of campers and staff that have passed
    • LightHouse Virtual Program Announcements
    • Breakout rooms for open discussion

    RSVP to Alyah Thomas at ehc@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7345.

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!