LightHouse offices are closed for in-person services through Labor Day. Check the calendar below for our offering of online classes.
Events in August 2020
- LightHouse Krafters Korner Hangout
LightHouse Krafters Korner Hangout
Second Saturdays of each month
Did you know there's a national network of crafters who are blind or have low vision out there, meeting up all the time by email and phone, to share, learn, and teach crafts of all kinds? We’re excited to be partnering with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Krafters Division to connect you to all the new crafting skills you could possibly want with a community that is just as excited about it as you.
LightHouse’s Krafters Korner hangout is free and crafters of all skill levels are welcome. Get answers to your crafting questions and guidance in learning new skills such as loom knitting, needle knitting, crocheting, origami and more. If you wish to register for membership in the NFB Krafters Division, LightHouse will cover half of your annual membership dues. San Francisco residents would pay nothing, thanks to a generous grant from the San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services.
RSVP to Serena Olsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-694-7316.
Want to find out more about the NFB Krafters Korner division before you join? Give it a try with these free perks:
- Free craft chat call every Monday at 4:30 p.m. Pacific
- One complimentary class of your choice
- Join the Krafters Korner listserv to connect with other crafters who are blind or have low vision via email.
- Join Krafters Korner on Facebook
With membership, you'll have access to unlimited Krafters Korner classes, access to the Krafters Korner Marketplace, and have a voice and a vote in the running of the division. You’ll also be able to learn, build, or even teach your skills.
- Virtual Tours at Legion of Honor
Virtual Tours at Legion of Honor
Thursday, August 13, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Connections
Thursday, September 10, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - What's the Story?
Thursday, October 8, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Works in Three dimensions
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is offering three highly descriptive Zoom tours led by docent Jim Kohn. Jim will kick off his three-lecture series on August 13 at 1:00 p.m. Stanley Yarnell of the Blind Posse previewed Jim’s presentation and said, "He had me in the palm of his hand the whole time." Jim is extraordinarily articulate and has significant experience describing art for the blind and low vision community.
Thursday, August 13, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
This tour of objects from the permanent collection at the de Young will connect traditional native cultures with contemporary American art. Art from Africa will be compared with art from African American artists, Art from Asia will be connected to works by Asian American artists, and art from native American people will be compared and connected with art produced in contemporary times in North America.
Thursday, September 10, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
What's the Story?
In this tour, participants will be introduced to narratives present in several works from the permanent collection at the Legion of Honor, including stories from the classical era, the Old and New Testaments, and from the artists’ imaginations.
Thursday, October 8, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Works in Three dimensions
This tour will include sculptures from the collection at the Legion of Honor and will span the history of art from earliest times, 5000 years ago or more, up to the twentieth century. Sculpture in stone and bronze as well as ceramics and porcelain are included.
For Zoom access details, contact Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at email@example.com or 415-694-7316.
- Cards Against Humanity (online)
Cards Against Humanity (online)
Join in on sizzling hot fun with a side of ridiculous while we gather for a few hours of Cards Against Humanity (CAH) hosted by Bay Area Blind Mom. On the third Friday of the summer months, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., log onto RS Games for an adults-only card night. Grab your favorite beverage and join friends across the nation on the RS Game platform and a little Zoom convo.
You must be comfortable with, or willing to learn, both the Zoom and RS Games platform. Prior knowledge of how to play CAH is not necessary. Detailed instructions on how to play CAH on RS Games will be handled just prior to playing the game. For details on how to join the Zoom chat and the actual Cards Against Humanity game, you must be 18 years of age or older and RSVP to Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen for the game night password and Zoom access info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-694-7316.
Have burning questions? Here are some answers that might help.
Q: How do I download RS Games?
A: To download RS Games, visit http://www.rsgames.org/downloads.php and navigate to the download heading for the software appropriate to your preferred device.
Q: What type of device is necessary for playing?
A: Computers work best on the RS Games platform. However, with a little extra effort, smart phones do work.
Q: How will I know which game to join?
A: Select Cards Against Humanity from the list of games in the main menu of RS Games. Select join and find the game hosted by Bay Area Blind Mom. The password will be provided with Zoom access info.
Q: Why is there a Zoom part to the evening’s festivities.
A: Although RS Games has a voice chat option, it often makes glitches happen in the game. Being able to chat with friends on a separate platform such as Zoom makes for fun and frivolity. Simultaneously using both platforms make for an awesome time with friends.
The events for the upcoming week are read aloud on our event hotline every Friday, which can be accessed by calling (415)694-7325.
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