Calendar

LightHouse will be closed on Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday.

Events in May 2024

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Apr 28
Apr 29(1 event)

9:30 am: The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)


Apr 29

What does it mean to be blind or low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, leads this call-in forum to discuss the day-to-day ins and outs of blindness—from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies.

RSVP for The Business of Blindness online or contact Andrew Martinez at AMartinez@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7642.

Apr 30
May 1
May 2(3 events)

9:30 am: Little Learners Playgroup (online)


May 2

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!

11:00 am: Make Art Activation with Museum of Craft and Design (in-person)


May 2

Museum of Craft & Design visits the Lighthouse every month with their Mobile Make program to bring us crafting projects inspired by the exhibits currently on view at their Third Street museum.  Current exhibits include Mr. Roboto featuring robot rendered art and Indiefolk featuring works in a diverse variety of media from the Pacific Northwest. Join us to explore a new project every month featuring repurposed materials to functional objects to take home.

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

2:00 pm: Tecnologia para Todos (online)


May 2

Join 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 to Fernando Macias at FMacias@lighthouse-sf.org or 1-415-694-7670.

May 3
May 4(2 events)

1:00 pm: Blind Gamer Meetup: A Conversation and Demonstration of Accessible Video Gaming (in-person)


May 4

Over the years, video gaming has continued to grow even more popular, quickly becoming a part of everyday society. However, for those that are blind or have low vision, many of these games that our sighted friends play have had very limited accessibility features for the visual aspects of the games. In recent years Sony and other large video gaming platforms and the studios that create the hugely popular games many of us have heard about have made progress in adding features that can help those that are blind or have low vision gain access to the latest games our friends are playing.

To help our community learn about what’s new in accessible gaming, and allow a space for them to connect with peers, LightHouse’s Youth Program would like to invite you to our next Blind Gamer Meetup.

Join us on for an inclusive and exciting gaming gathering designed for individuals of all ages who are blind or have low vision. The agenda promises an enriching experience, starting with engaging conversations and captivating demonstrations of accessible video gaming, followed by a thrilling adventure of video game exploration with your peers where we take turns playing popular games with accessibility features turned on. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and immerse yourself in the world of accessible video games!

Parents please note: Some of the games we will be demonstrating and talking about are designed for an older audience. Youth that are under 18 years old may only join our event with parent or guardian permission.

Who: Blind and low vision gamers of all ages
What: Interactive conversation and demonstration of current accessibility features in video game systems and gaming world for blind and low
When: Saturday, May 4th from 1:00 pm to 5:00pm
Where: 10th floor of the LightHouse Headquarters, 1155 Market St., San Francisco
RSVP: Contact Jamey Gump at JGump@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7372

1:00 pm: World Labyrinth Day @ Earle Baum Center (in-person)


May 4

Every year on the first Saturday in May thousands of people around the globe participate in World Labyrinth Day as a moving meditation for world peace and celebration of the labyrinth experience.

Enjoy our uniquely accessible Labyrinth at Earle Baum Center Campus, specifically designed to accommodate travelers using white canes, guide dogs, human guides and most wheelchairs.

 

May 5
May 6(1 event)

9:30 am: The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)


May 6

What does it mean to be blind or low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, leads this call-in forum to discuss the day-to-day ins and outs of blindness—from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies.

RSVP for The Business of Blindness online or to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

May 7
May 8
May 9(3 events)

9:30 am: Little Learners Playgroup (online)


May 9

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!

11:00 am: Create In Community (in-person)


May 9

Enter a place of curiosity and discovery with likeminded people.  Learn how to make both functional and fanciful things while acquiring new hacks to measure and manage materials with little or no sight. Experimentation, problem solving and good conversation pair nicely with found objects, clay, fun papers and other materials to create one of a kind, DIY items for fun and function.

This month, May, let’s break out he air-dry clay and explore hand building techniques to create sculptures and vessels.

No RSVPs needed. For questions, contact Maia Scott at MScott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

5:00 pm: 1155 Performance Salon featuring “Cold Refuge” film screening (in-person)


May 9

Local documentary filmmaker Judy Irving presents a film about open water swimmers and the life stories that motivate them to swim in the bay.  Following the film screening, stay for a Q&A session with the filmmaker, sound designer and one of the featured swimmers, Corvin Baazan, a deaf-blind athlete.  Camp director and swimmer Tony Fletcher will also interview Corvin about his experience doing Ironman triathlons, among other adventures.

RSVP to Mai Scott at MScott@lightouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

May 10
May 11
May 12
May 13(2 events)

9:30 am: The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)


May 13

What does it mean to be blind or low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, leads this call-in forum to discuss the day-to-day ins and outs of blindness—from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies.

RSVP for The Business of Blindness online or to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

5:00 pm: Toastmasters: LightHouse Visionaries (online)


May 13

LightHouse Visionaries provides blind and visually impaired people with a supportive and fun environment to develop public speaking and leadership skills, empowering us to enhance our personal and professional lives.

Toastmasters is a place to develop skills of self-empowerment. It's a place to practice public speaking, improve communication, and build leadership skills. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.

RSVP online for Toastmasters, or contact Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

May 14(2 events)

1:00 pm: Los Visionarios (in-person)


May 14

This is a Spanish language social group that meets once a month on every 2nd Tuesday. Beginning, April 9, 2024 the group will alternate the meeting location between the San Francisco Public Library and LightHouse every other month. And feel free to stick around for the Spanish Book Club right after this at 2:00 pm.

Please contact Esmeralda Soto 415-694-7323 or via e-mail at ESoto@lighthouse-sf.org for any additional information.

Este es un grupo social de habla hispana que se reúne una vez al mes cada 2 martes. A partir del 9 de abril de 2024, el grupo alternará el lugar de reunión entre la Biblioteca Pública de San Francisco y LightHouse.

También si quieren acompañarnos para el club de libros será a las 2 PM después de Los Visionarios.

Comuníquese con Esmeralda Soto al 415-694-7323 o por correo electrónico al ESoto@lighthouse-sf.org para cualquier información adicional

2:00 pm: Spanish Book Club (in-person)


May 14

This is a Spanish language book club that meets once a month on every 2nd Tuesday. Beginning, April 9, 2024 the group will alternate the meeting location between the San Francisco Public Library and LightHouse. If you’re available, you can also join us for Los Visionarios, the Spanish language social group that meets in the same place just before this at 1:00 pm.

Please contact Esmeralda Soto 415-694-7323 or via e-mail at ESoto@lighthouse-sf.org for any additional information

Este es un club de lectura en español que se reúne una vez al mes cada 2º martes. A partir del 9 de abril de 2024, el grupo alternará el lugar de reunión entre la Biblioteca Pública de San Francisco y LightHouse. Si están disponibles por favor de acompañarnos para el grupo social de Los Visionarios aquí mismo a las 1 PM

Comuníquese con Esmeralda Soto al 415-694-7323 o por correo electrónico al ESoto@lighthouse-sf.org para cualquier información adicional

May 15
May 16(3 events)

9:30 am: Little Learners Playgroup (online)


May 16

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!

11:00 am: Create In Community (in-person)


May 16

Enter a place of curiosity and discovery with likeminded people.  Learn how to make both functional and fanciful things while acquiring new hacks to measure and manage materials with little or no sight. Experimentation, problem solving and good conversation pair nicely with found objects, clay, fun papers and other materials to create one of a kind, DIY items for fun and function.

This month, May, let’s break out he air-dry clay and explore hand building techniques to create sculptures and vessels.

No RSVPs needed. For questions, contact Maia Scott at MScott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

2:00 pm: Tecnologia para Todos (online)


May 16

Join 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 to Fernando Macias at FMacias@lighthouse-sf.org or 1-415-694-7670.

May 17
May 18(1 event)

6:45 pm: Study Hall: Presented by Emily Hansel (in-person)


May 18

MPACt Center for Art & Dance1625 Bush Street, San Francisco

Study Hall, inspired by a series of public conversations on cultivating equitable workplaces, is performed by four dancer-choreographers who share an interest in forging new models for safety, equity, and sustainability in our contemporary dance field. In its final form, Study Hall can accurately be described as both carefully crafted and highly unplanned. Treading the line between set choreography and improvisational score, Study Hall exemplifies both the world building and dismantling that the artists crave.

The haptic access tour at 6:45pm followed by audio described performance at 7:30pm.

Tickets: $15-$55, plus NOTAFLOF

Call 415-404-9596 to reserve an audio description headset and reserve a spot in the haptic tour.

Buy tickets for Study Hall. You may also contact Emily at emily@emilyhansel.me.

May 19
May 20(1 event)

9:30 am: The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)


May 20

What does it mean to be blind or low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, leads this call-in forum to discuss the day-to-day ins and outs of blindness—from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies.

RSVP for The Business of Blindness online or to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

May 21
May 22
May 23(2 events)

9:30 am: Little Learners Playgroup (online)


May 23

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!

11:00 am: Create In Community (in-person)


May 23

Enter a place of curiosity and discovery with likeminded people.  Learn how to make both functional and fanciful things while acquiring new hacks to measure and manage materials with little or no sight. Experimentation, problem solving and good conversation pair nicely with found objects, clay, fun papers and other materials to create one of a kind, DIY items for fun and function.

This month, May, let’s break out he air-dry clay and explore hand building techniques to create sculptures and vessels.

No RSVPs needed. For questions, contact Maia Scott at MScott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

May 24
May 25
May 26
May 27(1 event)

(All day): Memorial Day Holiday (LightHouse closed)

(All day)
May 27

May 28
May 29
May 30(2 events)

9:30 am: Little Learners Playgroup (online)


May 30

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!

11:00 am: Create In Community (in-person)


May 30

Enter a place of curiosity and discovery with likeminded people.  Learn how to make both functional and fanciful things while acquiring new hacks to measure and manage materials with little or no sight. Experimentation, problem solving and good conversation pair nicely with found objects, clay, fun papers and other materials to create one of a kind, DIY items for fun and function.

This month, May, let’s break out he air-dry clay and explore hand building techniques to create sculptures and vessels.

No RSVPs needed. For questions, contact Maia Scott at MScott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

May 31
Jun 1

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