Calendar

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.

Events in October 2022

  • Come to the Beach with College Spaces (in-person)

    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.

    Come to the Beach with College Spaces (in-person)


    Oct 1

    Calling all current College Spaces From Different Places members! College Spaces in-person Cafes are back, and what better way to finish off the summer than a College Spaces beach day? Join us this October 1 as we gather in person for a day of games, picnicking, and fun times at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. Grab your favorite beach towel, sunscreen, water and a lunch and join us!

    Remember to RSVP by Wednesday September 28. With questions or to sign up, reach out to Daisy at dsoto@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7328.

  • The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike Cole (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.

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


    Oct 3

    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.

  • G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (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.

    G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (online)


    Oct 5

    G-Vibes are Gratitude Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gather online and share what you feel grateful for in a safe and welcoming space and hear what others share as well. These mid-week sessions can help you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships.

    Are you new to this program and need the link? RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-760

    LightHouse plays Goalball! (in-person)

    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.

    LightHouse plays Goalball! (in-person)


    Oct 5

    BORP Goalball practice is a fun way to get exercise and meet new people. The goalball practice is designed for all ages and experience levels and is free of charge. If you do not have your own Goalball equipment, we can provide you with elbow pads, knee pads, as well as eye shades.

    A shuttle out of Lighthouse San Francisco will be available but will be limited and on a first come basis. If the need arises, we can also organize a group to meet at Lighthouse and travel together on BART. In order to confirm transportation details, please email: amartinez@lighthouse-sf.org.

    When: Wednesday October 5th from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

    Where: The gym is located at 2100 Browning St. Berkeley

    Please note: Proof of full vaccination is required and will be checked for new participants

     

    For more details, please email amartinez@lighthouse-sf.org

  • Create in Community (in-person)

    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.

    Create in Community (in-person)


    Oct 6

    Get your creative juices flowing every week in the LightHouse Craft Room. We’ll explore a variety of different arts media and prompts that will change each month. Let loose your curiosity and sense of play in a supportive space where you are welcome to experiment with the current LightHouse projects, or bring your own craft to work on alongside friends. No experience is necessary. Wear or bring something you don't mind getting dirty.

    This October, we will continue exploring book structures such as map fold books, one page zines and stab stitch books along with other paper things that cam be opened such as origami boxes and envelopes.

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

  • The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike Cole (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.

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


    Oct 10

    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.

  • G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (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.

    G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (online)


    Oct 12

    G-Vibes are Gratitude Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gather online and share what you feel grateful for in a safe and welcoming space and hear what others share as well. These mid-week sessions can help you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships.

    Are you new to this program and need the link? RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-760

  • Create in Community (in-person)

    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.

    Create in Community (in-person)


    Oct 13

    Get your creative juices flowing every week in the LightHouse Craft Room. We’ll explore a variety of different arts media and prompts that will change each month. Let loose your curiosity and sense of play in a supportive space where you are welcome to experiment with the current LightHouse projects, or bring your own craft to work on alongside friends. No experience is necessary. Wear or bring something you don't mind getting dirty.

    This October, we will continue exploring book structures such as map fold books, one page zines and stab stitch books along with other paper things that cam be opened such as origami boxes and envelopes.

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

    Tecnología para Todos (en línea)

    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.

    Tecnología para Todos (en línea)


    Oct 13

    oin 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 by email to: jcolon@lighthouse-sf.org or by calling 415-694-7323.

  • Lunch at Trinity Plaza (in-person)

    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.

    Lunch at Trinity Plaza (in-person)


    Oct 14

    Get to know our block, heading left when leaving Lighthouse HQ. Let's meet at reception on the 10th floor then head out and explore a couple good spots to know. First, we will scope out Whole Foods and get to know the basic layout. Then, under the leadership of Volunteer Manager and Museums Maven, Allyson Ferrari, we will duck into Trinity Plaza right next door and take a look at the intriguing selection of sculpture throughout the space, much of which is tactile. There's outdoor seating where we can enjoy our lunch.
    RSVP to Maia Scott at mscott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.
  • Polishing in the Park (in-person)

    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.

    Polishing in the Park (in-person)


    Oct 15

    Polishing in the Park: LightHouse Student Woodworkers Club

    These new polishing parties in the park will take place on the third Saturday of the month from 1:00-3:00 pm at rotating parks around the Bay Area. With each gathering having time dedicated to updating others about their projects, learn a little about that month’s mentor, and most importantly to have time to hang out and polish with your blind and low-vision friends. Students that sign up for the program will receive the basic materials and equipment to get started with wood polishing. Those students that remain active in the program and improve their skills will become eligible for additional raw materials that they can turn into art or gifts for loved ones.

    Who: LightHouse students who are blind or have low vision
    What: Gathering of blind crafters in parks around the Bay Area where we will polish wood into a piece of art
    When: Saturday, October 15 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Where: Cahill Park in San Jose (just a short walk from the San Jose Diridon Train Station)
    RSVP: Please contact Jamey Gump by email at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372. Light refreshments and polishing supplies will be provided for those students those that RSVP Friday before the outing

    Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Ray (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.

    Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Ray (online)


    Oct 15

    Calling all blind and low vision movie lovers of all ages to join us for our next “Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club” gathering. This time around we gather on white cane day in October to watch the 2004 film, Ray, with audio description. A story about the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.

    The program will be held Saturday, October 15 at 6:00 pm, with the movie starting shortly after all that join us for the event get a chance to say hello. Since the movie is 2 hours and 32 minutes, we will be sure to make space for and intermission and time after the film to share your thoughts about the movie. Since it is White Cane Day we will also make time to speak about our white canes and share any of our own favorite stories we have had with them.
    View the Trailer for Ray (2014)

    ***Parents and guardians***– The movie Ray (2014) has a parental guidance rating of PG-13 for, depiction of drug addiction, sexuality and some thematic elements. Parents of students that are under 13 years old must provide their permission via email before the start of the movie. Learn more about why this movie is rated PG-13. 

    What is white cane day? – White Cane Safety Day is a national observance in the United States, celebrated on October 15 of each year since 1964. The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or have low vision and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane. To learn more click here.

    Who: Blind and low vision individuals of all ages who are registered with the LightHouse
    What: Audio description movie club via Zoom
    When: Saturday, October 15 @ 6:00 pm
    Where: Anywhere you can access a Zoom meeting
    RSVP: Please contact Jamey Gump at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org. Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP by 5:00 pm of the day before the program.

  • The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike Cole (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.

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


    Oct 17

    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.

    The More You Know: November Election Day Information (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.

    The More You Know: November Election Day Information (online)


    Oct 17

    Representatives from the San Francisco Department of Elections and The League of Women Voters will provide election-specific information, accessible voting options, and San Francisco and state-wide Ballot Briefs. These briefs will include information about propositions for the November 8 election.
    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.
  • Museum of Craft and Design Descriptive & Haptic Tour (in-person)

    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.

    Museum of Craft and Design Descriptive & Haptic Tour (in-person)


    Oct 18

    The Museum of Craft & Design is letting us in while they are closed, so we may experience an audio-described tour of their current woodwork exhibit, in addition to a haptic exploration of a few prototypes. The museum is located at 2569 3rd Street (the 48 bus drops at 20th St. & Minnesota). Tickets are $10.

    RSVP by October 14 to Maia Scott at mscott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

    College Spaces from Different Places: Ask a College Student (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.

    College Spaces from Different Places: Ask a College Student (online)


    Oct 18

    With the start of a new semester, comes many new experiences and unexpected questions. Join us this month to hear about other blind students’ college journeys and bring any questions you might have. We’re here to problem-solve, learn from one another, and find community in our shared experiences. Tell a friend, and we hope to see you there!

    RSVP by October 14 to Daisy Soto at DSoto@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7328.

  • G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (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.

    G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (online)


    Oct 19

    G-Vibes are Gratitude Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gather online and share what you feel grateful for in a safe and welcoming space and hear what others share as well. These mid-week sessions can help you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships.

    Are you new to this program and need the link? RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-760

    So You Think You Want a Guide Dog (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.

    So You Think You Want a Guide Dog (online)


    Oct 19

    Are you curious to learn more about guide dogs but don't know where to start? This workshop will cover how to decide if a guide dog is right for you, what skills you need before applying to schools, common misconceptions about guide dogs, how to pick a guide dog school, what to expect during the application process, and how to best prepare for school once you are accepted.

    Please RSVP by October 18 to Briana Kusuma at ‪BKusuma@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7335.

  • Create in Community (in-person)

    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.

    Create in Community (in-person)


    Oct 20

    Get your creative juices flowing every week in the LightHouse Craft Room. We’ll explore a variety of different arts media and prompts that will change each month. Let loose your curiosity and sense of play in a supportive space where you are welcome to experiment with the current LightHouse projects, or bring your own craft to work on alongside friends. No experience is necessary. Wear or bring something you don't mind getting dirty.

    This October, we will continue exploring book structures such as map fold books, one page zines and stab stitch books along with other paper things that cam be opened such as origami boxes and envelopes.

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

  • The More You Know: November Election Day Information

    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.

    The More You Know: November Election Day Information


    Oct 21

    A representative from The League of Women Voters San Francisco will provide state-wide information about propositions and Ranked Choice Voting for the November 8 election.
    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.
    Virtual Bingo (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.

    Virtual Bingo (online)


    Oct 21

    Please join our virtual game room for all that bingo fun with Enchanted Hills Camp Assistant Director and Community Service volunteer Annalisa. Come for the bingo excitement, stay for the prize at the end. If you don't have cards, you can order them online at Adaptations.org or by phone at 888-400-8933.

    For Zoom details, contact Jaclyne Atoigue at jatoigue@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7618.

    Spanish Audio-Description Club (online)/Reunion de Audio Descripción en Español (en línea)

    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.

    Spanish Audio-Description Club (online)/Reunion de Audio Descripción en Español (en línea)


    Oct 21

    Reunion de Audio Descripción en Español

    Cuando: Octuvre 21 2022 8:00 – 10:00 P.M.

    Quién: jóvenes ciegos y de baja vista.

    RSVP: Para registrarse, contacten a Daisy Soto dsoto@lighthouse-sf.org o 415-694-7328

    Buscando algo nuevo que hacer los viernes por la tarde? Estamos muy emocionados en presentar el regreso de nuestro programa para jóvenes, una reunión para mirar películas y series con audio descripción en español! No importa si son fluidos en español, o si simplemente quieren practicar el idioma un poco más conviviendo con amigos y mirando una nueva película. Espero que todos nos puedan acompañar para Este programa, cada tercer Viernes del mes a las 8:00 PM.
    Este mes miraremos el siguiente capítulo de Hawkeye, una de las nuevas aventuras de Marvel.

    When: Friday October 21, 2022 from 8:00 – 10:00 PM

    Who: Blind and low-vision teens and young adults

    RSVP: Contact Daisy Soto at dsoto@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7328

    Looking for something new to do on Friday night’s? We’re excited to announce a the return of the Spanish audio described movie club for teens and young adults. Whether you’re a fluent speaker or just want to brush up on some Spanish skills and connect with friends over an action-packed movie, or show we hope you’ll join us every third Friday of the month at 8:00 PM!
    This month we will be watching the next episode of Hawkeye, one of the latest Marvel series releases!

  • Superfest Film Festival (hybrid)

    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.

    Superfest Film Festival (hybrid)


    Oct 22

    The Superfest Disability Film Festival features films from around the world celebrating disability culture by featuring work by and about people with disabilities.

    Watch the films in person or on-demand virtually.

    The first day of films take place at the Freight and Salvage at 2020 Addison St in Berkeley near the Downtown Berkley BART Station. After the first day of films, there will be community social time.

    The second day of films take place at the Asian Art Museum at 200 Larkin St. in San Francisco, across from the main library and near the Civic Center BART Station. After the second day of films, stay around for a panel discussion featuring some of the makers of one of the featured films.

    All films will have closed audio descriptions via the All4Access app.

    Learn more about Superfest, including access information on the Superfest website.

    Saturday, October 22 at Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, from noon to 2:00 pm

    Sunday, October 23 at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    You can purchase a Superfest pass that will provide you access to both days of in-person films plus virtual access to the films. Passes range from $0 to $100. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

  • Superfest Film Festival (hybrid)

    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.

    Superfest Film Festival (hybrid)


    Oct 23

    The Superfest Disability Film Festival features films from around the world celebrating disability culture by featuring work by and about people with disabilities.

    Watch the films in person or on-demand virtually.

    The first day of films take place at the Freight and Salvage at 2020 Addison St in Berkeley near the Downtown Berkley BART Station. After the first day of films, there will be community social time.

    The second day of films take place at the Asian Art Museum at 200 Larkin St. in San Francisco, across from the main library and near the Civic Center BART Station. After the second day of films, stay around for a panel discussion featuring some of the makers of one of the featured films.

    All films will have closed audio descriptions via the All4Access app.

    Learn more about Superfest, including access information on the Superfest website.

    Saturday, October 22 at Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, from noon to 2:00 pm

    Sunday, October 23 at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    You can purchase a Superfest pass that will provide you access to both days of in-person films plus virtual access to the films. Passes range from $0 to $100. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

  • The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike Cole (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.

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


    Oct 24

    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.

  • The More You Know: November Election Day Information (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.

    The More You Know: November Election Day Information (online)


    Oct 25

    A representative from The League of Women Voters Oakland will provide state-wide information about propositions and Ranked Choice Voting for the November 8 election in Alameda County.
    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.
  • G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (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.

    G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (online)


    Oct 26

    G-Vibes are Gratitude Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gather online and share what you feel grateful for in a safe and welcoming space and hear what others share as well. These mid-week sessions can help you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships.

    Are you new to this program and need the link? RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-760

    Meet You At The House (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.

    Meet You At The House (online)


    Oct 26

    Pull up a comfy chair and join Community Outreach Specialist Sheri Albers in the LightHouse virtual living room to talk about all things LightHouse! Have you been experiencing changes in your vision that have been affecting your daily life, but did not know who to talk to? LightHouse in San Francisco may have the solutions you have been looking for. This is a safe place to bring the questions that you have been wanting to ask. As always, Raqi from the Adaptations Store will be on hand to let us know what is new in the world of low vision and blindness products.

    To RSVP, contact Sheri Albers at 415-694-7331, or email salbers@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Create in Community (in-person)

    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.

    Create in Community (in-person)


    Oct 27

    Get your creative juices flowing every week in the LightHouse Craft Room. We’ll explore a variety of different arts media and prompts that will change each month. Let loose your curiosity and sense of play in a supportive space where you are welcome to experiment with the current LightHouse projects, or bring your own craft to work on alongside friends. No experience is necessary. Wear or bring something you don't mind getting dirty.

    This October, we will continue exploring book structures such as map fold books, one page zines and stab stitch books along with other paper things that cam be opened such as origami boxes and envelopes.

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

    Tecnología para Todos (en línea)

    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.

    Tecnología para Todos (en línea)


    Oct 27

    oin 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 by email to: jcolon@lighthouse-sf.org or by calling 415-694-7323.

  • Friday Salon Creatives' Share Space (in-person)

    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.

    Friday Salon Creatives' Share Space (in-person)


    Oct 28

    Artists, Makers, Creatives and thinkers; do we have the perfect Friday Night for you. Join together with other artists, writers, musicians, artisans and anyone who enjoys creative process to share works in progress and completed creations in a laid back and friendly vibe. Give and receive feedback about shared work if it's desired and support our community as they press forward to complete projects for festivals, shows or personal growth. Whatever you're making, bring it!

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

  • Family Pumpkin Palooza (in-person)

    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.

    Family Pumpkin Palooza (in-person)


    Oct 29

    2022 LightHouse Family Pumpkin Palooza

    With Halloween just around the corner and an abundance of everything pumpkin everywhere, it’s time to gather and embrace the season with other LightHouse families. Whether the family member that is blind or low vision is a parent or a child, we would like to invite you and your family to our next Family Pumpkin Palooza. Our Halloween theme festival hosted by the LightHouse Community Services team and Living Skills instructors are scheduled for the afternoon of October 29 at our headquarters in San Francisco.

    We will have pumpkins and lots of fun. The fun will begin with pumpkin carving for all with some helping hands from our Living Skills team for those that may need some help developing these carving skills. In addition to practicing your carving skills we will have you all showing off your artistic and culinary skills with our pumpkin cupcake decorating and tasting challenge. All followed by a costume contest including categories for most elaborate costume, most creative costume and possibly a best family themed costume.

    • What to Bring
      Pumpkins: we welcome families to bring their own pumpkins to carve, however LightHouse is happy to help provide them if needed. We ask that if you wish to use one of the pumpkins that we secure that you include this request with your RSVP no later than Friday, October 21st.
    • Cupcake decorations – LightHouse will provide the pumpkin cupcakes for you to decorate but ask that families bring their own favorite toppings or decorations.
    • A bag or other way to carry your pumpkin creations home with you

    Who: Families with a blind and low vision family member of any age
    What: Family Pumpkin Palooza with; pumpkin carving, cupcake decorating, and a costume contest
    When: Saturday, October 29 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Where: LightHouse Headquarters @ 10th floor of 1155 Market St. San Francisco
    Program fee: To help offset program expenses we ask for a $10 donation per participants who wish to carve a pumpkin. Thanks to a grant from DAAS, this fee will be waived for residents of San Francisco. Additional scholarships are available upon request.
    RSVP: Please contact Jamey Gump at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7372 by Friday October 21.

  • The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike Cole (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.

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


    Oct 31

    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.

    G-VIBES in the evening (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.

    G-VIBES in the evening (online)


    Oct 31

    G-VIBES are Gratitude Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. In these solutions-based peer-support groups, participants share their grounding and energizing tools that lead to gratitude. Previous presentations included poetry, music, drumming, visualization, Chinese and Japanese calligraphy, self-care, and forgiveness. These sessions can help you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. Space is limited.
    Are you new to this program and need the link? RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

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!