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Events in May 2021

  • Harry Potter Club

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    Harry Potter Club


    May 1

    Grab your wands, cauldrons, and your Harry Potter knowledge and join your Lighthouse friends for our new student driven Harry Potter Club. This monthly gathering of happy Harry Potter enthusiasts will gather during the afternoon of the first Saturday of each month for all sorts of Harry Potter awesomeness.

    In January we will start the club off right with a kick-off party!  Where we will learn more about our Harry Potter friends by taking part in some house sorting and house competitions. Followed by a presentation from our friends at the Talking Books and Braille Center at the San Francisco Public Library about one way you might be able to access the Harry Potter book series. In February we will start watching the Harry Potter movie series and compare each of the movies and books in order. We will continue in this fashion with another installment of the Harry Potter series each month with a short break for summer. To best prepare for each month’s program we ask that you read the corresponding book before we watch the movie.

    Don’t have the book?  Don’t worry! There are options. First is the NLS free braille and talking book library service. If you are not signed up with the NLS please start the process at https://www.loc.gov/programs/national-library-service-for-the-blind-and-print-disabled/about-this-service/?cid=loc-ppc_s=google_c=talking-book-library_ag=talking-book_kw=library-of-congress-talking-books.You may also subscribe to Learning Ally, who has audio versions of all the Harry Potter books. To create an account with Learning Ally, please visit - https://learningally.org/About-Us/Join. Join us for the kick-off event in December to learn more and ask questions.

    2021 Dates

    January 2 – Club Kick-off Party!

    February 6 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

    March 6 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

    April 3  – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

    May 1  – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

    June, July & August – Summer Break

    September 4th – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

    October 2 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

    November 6 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

    December 4 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

    Who: Blind and low vision youth from all over that are under 18 or that are still in high school. Families should be aware the Harry Potter Books are for youth that are at least in 5th or 6th grade, however a couple of the Harry Potter movies are rated PG-13 and may not be appropriate for all.

    What: Harry Potter book and audio description movie club

    When: 1:00 pm of the first Saturday of the month (see dates above)

    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.

    Anti-Discrimination Statement: LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired does not support discriminatory or hateful speech in any form. We stand by the LGBTQ+ community and all fans who found a home in the Harry Potter series and will work to provide a safe space for fans.

    If you are interested in signing up for the Harry Potter Club, please contact Jamey Gump by email at JGump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.

    Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Campfire

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    Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Campfire


    May 1

    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.

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

  • Not So Bored Game Night (online)

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    Not So Bored Game Night (online)


    May 4

    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.

  • Monthly Mentor Mondays: Recreation and Getting Involved

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    Monthly Mentor Mondays: Recreation and Getting Involved


    May 10

    Monthly Mentor Mondays Second Monday of the month @ 7:00pm

    Lighthouse Youth Program knows how important connecting with peers and mentors that also happen to be blind or low vision can be on the students we work with. To help the youth connect with our community of excellent mentors and allow time for them to ask questions that can help them along their journey we host our Monthly Mentor Monday’s series, in which Lighthouse staff lead a panel of young blind leaders through a conversation about topics important to the success of youth that are blind or have low vision. Each month a new group college-aged and young adult mentors will share their thoughts, stories and advice about that month’s topic and address any questions that the youth might have. Topics of our monthly panel will include subjects such as advocacy, career exploration, social interaction, self-determination, assistive technology and recreation and leisure with a focus on the additional experiences we encounter during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    2021 Dates & Themes

    January 11 – Setting Goals and Problem Solving: In our January meeting we will talk about how other blind and low vision student set and achieve their goals and more importantly how we resolve any issues that come up during our journey.

    February 8– Advocating your needs and addressing other people’s misperceptions: With Valentine’s day just around the corner we invite you to join our panel as we talk about how we as blind or low vision students can interact successfully with our pears and loved ones. Our February panel will also discuss how they educate our communities about any misperception’s others may have about us as blind or low vision students.

    March 8th – Cooking, Nutrition and Living Independently: During our March gathering we will be talking about food, cooking and living independently as blind or low vision students. Join us as this month’s panel shares recipes and wisdom about how to access the food you want that will keep you a happy and healthy student.

    April 12 – Planning for what’s next: Join us in April as our panel of blind and low vision students share their insights and answer your questions about how to set oneself up for success in the next academic year.

    May 10 – Recreation and getting involved: As summer approaches join our May panel to learn about ways other blind and low vision mentors found their hobbies/interest and how they made their recreation accessible.

    Who: students in middle or high school that are blind or have low vision

    What: monthly panel of successful mentors that are blind or have low vision

    When: second Monday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting

    RSVP: Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP with Jamey Gump by 5:00 pm the Friday before the event
    If you have any questions or would like to sign up for the Monthly Mentor Mondays, please contact, Jamey Gump at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7372.

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

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    National Federation of the Blind San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)


    May 11

    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:

    5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Connections, a semi-structured time to get to know chapter members
    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 Christina Daniels at ms.christina.daniels@gmail.com.

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

    Read more: National Federation of the Blind San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)

    College Spaces From Different Places: Let's Talk Living Skills

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    College Spaces From Different Places: Let's Talk Living Skills


    May 11

    College Spaces From Different Places
    Meeting 6: Let’s Talk Living Skills

    When: Tuesday, May 11, from 7:00-8:30 PM

    Continue to join us for the next installment of College Spaces from Different Places! We will discuss all things living skills; from cooking tips to cleaning strategies, and everything in between.

    College Spaces from Different Places is a peer led student organization which cultivates connections and community for all undergraduate college students. College Spaces from Different Places is a group designed by and for low vision and blind students to have fun, build community, and share in our struggles and accomplishments. Many undergrads are currently missing out on forming social connections on their own college campus. Therefore, joining College Spaces from Different Places will give you an opportunity to come together with others from across the state. Leave your books and syllabi behind and join us!

    If you have any questions or would like to be part of future College Spaces from Different Places gatherings, contact Daisy Soto: dsoto@lighthouse-sf.org
    Or call 415-694-7328To learn more. Please RSVP by May 7, 2021 to receive the Zoom link.

    NOTE: The Zoom link to join will be distributed the morning of the meetup. All blind/low vision college students are welcome, and you DO NOT need any authorizations from the DOR to join.

    Not So Bored Game Night (online)

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    Not So Bored Game Night (online)


    May 11

    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.

  • CCB San Francisco Chapter monthly meeting

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    CCB San Francisco Chapter monthly meeting


    May 15

    The San Francisco chapter of the California Council of the Blind holds its monthly meetings on Zoom on the third Saturday of the month from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. To RSVP, contact Frank Welte by phone at 510-541-1442 or via email at Frank.A.Welte@gmail.com. All are welcome!!

    Eco-friendly Arts and Crafts Club

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    Eco-friendly Arts and Crafts Club


    May 15

    Eco-friendly Arts and Crafts Club
    Saturday, May 15th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 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 our blind and low vision friends from all over. In January our art project had students 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.

    Our gathering in May will have our class leader Elie Kneer leading LightHouse students of all ages in a DYI Clay making activity. The clay that student will be making can be used to make all sort of creative sculptures. For those that sign up by Wednesday May 5th can sign up to have Lighthouse ship program supplies directly to them.

    Who: LightHouse Students of all ages
    What: virtual arts and crafts lesson over zoom
    When: Saturday, May 15th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
    Program Supplies: If you would like us to mail you supplies for the months program, we would need you to sign-up for the program no later than May 5th.

    If you have any questions or wish to signing up for the Eco-friendly Arts and Crafts Club, please contact Jamey Gump by email at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at (415) 694-7372.

  • Not So Bored Game Night (online)

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    Not So Bored Game Night (online)


    May 18

    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.

  • Sensing the Seasons on Zoom: Summer Nature Education Retreat

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    Sensing the Seasons on Zoom: Summer Nature Education Retreat


    May 21

    Sensing the Seasons on Zoom: Summer Nature Education Retreat
    Friday, May 21st and Saturday, May 22nd

    As we wrap up spring and move to the longer hotter days of summer, we invite you to join us for the Summer edition of Sensing the Seasons on Zoom. Our Summer themed nature program will consist of three zoom-based classes that take place Friday, May 21st and Saturday, May 22nd. Participants will learn and discuss topics such as the tides, the moon and fire ecology. Our program this time around will also host some friendly competition over some EHC sound trivia and a virtual s’mores cook off. LightHouse students that sign up by Friday, May 14th will get a package in the mail filled with nature artifacts that LightHouse and WOLF school staff have collected that you can use to enhance your nature educational experience and gain a deeper connection to EHC and our community.

    Who: LightHouse or EHC students of ALL ages
    What: Virtual Enchanted Hills Nature Education Program
    When: Friday, May 21st from 4:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday, May 22nd from 10:00 – 12:00 noon and 4:00 – 6:00 pm
    Where: from the safety of your home via Zoom meeting
    RSVP: Those that sign up before Friday, May 14th will receive a package in the mail with program supplies from EHC that will enhance the program experience

    If you have any questions or would like to RSVP for the Summer Sensing the Seasons on Zoom, please contact Jamey Gump at (415) 694-7372 or by email at James JGump@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Sensing the Seasons on Zoom: Summer Nature Education Retreat

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    Sensing the Seasons on Zoom: Summer Nature Education Retreat


    May 22

    Sensing the Seasons on Zoom: Summer Nature Education Retreat
    Friday, May 21st and Saturday, May 22nd

    As we wrap up spring and move to the longer hotter days of summer, we invite you to join us for the Summer edition of Sensing the Seasons on Zoom. Our Summer themed nature program will consist of three zoom-based classes that take place Friday, May 21st and Saturday, May 22nd. Participants will learn and discuss topics such as the tides, the moon and fire ecology. Our program this time around will also host some friendly competition over some EHC sound trivia and a virtual s’mores cook off. LightHouse students that sign up by Friday, May 14th will get a package in the mail filled with nature artifacts that LightHouse and WOLF school staff have collected that you can use to enhance your nature educational experience and gain a deeper connection to EHC and our community.

    Who: LightHouse or EHC students of ALL ages
    What: Virtual Enchanted Hills Nature Education Program
    When: Friday, May 21st from 4:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday, May 22nd from 10:00 – 12:00 noon and 4:00 – 6:00 pm
    Where: from the safety of your home via Zoom meeting
    RSVP: Those that sign up before Friday, May 14th will receive a package in the mail with program supplies from EHC that will enhance the program experience

    If you have any questions or would like to RSVP for the Summer Sensing the Seasons on Zoom, please contact Jamey Gump at (415) 694-7372 or by email at James JGump@lighthouse-sf.org.

    Sensing the Seasons on Zoom: Summer Nature Education Retreat

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    Sensing the Seasons on Zoom: Summer Nature Education Retreat


    May 22

    Sensing the Seasons on Zoom: Summer Nature Education Retreat
    Friday, May 21st and Saturday, May 22nd

    As we wrap up spring and move to the longer hotter days of summer, we invite you to join us for the Summer edition of Sensing the Seasons on Zoom. Our Summer themed nature program will consist of three zoom-based classes that take place Friday, May 21st and Saturday, May 22nd. Participants will learn and discuss topics such as the tides, the moon and fire ecology. Our program this time around will also host some friendly competition over some EHC sound trivia and a virtual s’mores cook off. LightHouse students that sign up by Friday, May 14th will get a package in the mail filled with nature artifacts that LightHouse and WOLF school staff have collected that you can use to enhance your nature educational experience and gain a deeper connection to EHC and our community.

    Who: LightHouse or EHC students of ALL ages
    What: Virtual Enchanted Hills Nature Education Program
    When: Friday, May 21st from 4:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday, May 22nd from 10:00 – 12:00 noon and 4:00 – 6:00 pm
    Where: from the safety of your home via Zoom meeting
    RSVP: Those that sign up before Friday, May 14th will receive a package in the mail with program supplies from EHC that will enhance the program experience

    If you have any questions or would like to RSVP for the Summer Sensing the Seasons on Zoom, please contact Jamey Gump at (415) 694-7372 or by email at James JGump@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Not So Bored Game Night (online)

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    Not So Bored Game Night (online)


    May 25

    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.

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