Calendar

LightHouse will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 for the Juneteenth holiday.

Events in June 2024

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May 26(1 event)

(All day): LightHouse at KublaCon (in-person)

(All day)
May 24 May 27

Where: Hyatt Regency SFO Main Hotel @ 1333 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010

What: KublaCon is dedicated to bringing people together from all walks of life to congregate in a magical place where games of every imaginable kind can be played as a joyous community.

Why: Because tabletop games bring are a blast, and KublaCon has proudly partnered with LightHouse to bring light to the world of accessible games!

More details to come!

Register for your badge at kublacon.com.

May 27(1 event)

(All day): LightHouse at KublaCon (in-person)

(All day)
May 24 May 27

Where: Hyatt Regency SFO Main Hotel @ 1333 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010

What: KublaCon is dedicated to bringing people together from all walks of life to congregate in a magical place where games of every imaginable kind can be played as a joyous community.

Why: Because tabletop games bring are a blast, and KublaCon has proudly partnered with LightHouse to bring light to the world of accessible games!

More details to come!

Register for your badge at kublacon.com.

May 28(1 event)

11:00 am: Tap Dance at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)


May 28

This class is $40 a month.

This is a beginning and intermediate tap dance class. The instructor verbally describes each movement, demonstrates the sounds the taps make, and works with each person individually to insure their understanding of the step or combination. The focus is balance AND spatial awareness, knowledge of the tap steps, while in a fun supportive environment. Facilitated by Denise.

For more info call 707-523-3222.

May 29(3 events)

9:30 am: Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)


May 29

We offer a series of short, meditation-based practices for relaxation and stress reduction for beginners and advanced practitioners. Everyone is welcome as little or often as they like. Dial into Zoom, find a comfortable position. Instructor Ellen Simpson has 50 years of meditation experience. After raising a family and retiring from a career in women's health, she became a resident at San Francisco Zen Center.

RSVP online for Stress Reduction & Meditation or to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

1:00 pm: Gratitude VIBES: May 2024 (online)


May 29

Gratitude-VIBES are Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Please join us for an inspiring series of student presentations, individual check-ins, and gratitude-closers.

May 8: Do you have a cherished saying from your childhood in any language? Share it with us in our upcoming gathering as we reminisce about the wisdom and nostalgia encapsulated in these treasured phrases. Let's celebrate the diverse linguistic tapestry of our memories together.

May 15: Legacy of Caesar Chavez. Join us as we explore his life, achievements, and enduring influence on social justice movements.

May 22: It's Music Appreciation Week, where we celebrate the power of music to evoke gratitude. Share your special song and the reasons behind your gratitude as we elevate spirits in our Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions.

May 29: We'll dive into the characters of the 1977 movie, "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" and reflect on people in our lives who share similar traits. From the wisdom of Owl to the bravery of Christopher Robin, we'll celebrate the diverse qualities that enrich our relationships. Let’s cultivate gratitude for the special individuals who bring joy to our adventures.

RSVP online to Gratitude VIBES or to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

6:30 pm: Goalball with BORP (in-person)


May 29

Bay Are Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) Goalball Practice is a fun way to get exercise and meet new people. The practice is designed for beginners and experienced players. If you do not have your own equipment, we can provide you with both elbow and knee pads and eyeshades.

When: Wednesdays, from 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: The gym is located at 2100 Browning St. Berkeley

For more details, please contact Brandon Young brandon@borp.org

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

May 30
May 31
Jun 1
Jun 2
Jun 3(1 event)

6:00 pm: Vision, Peer-led Support Group (online)


Jun 3

Vision runs on a 12-week cycle of topics based on Hannah Fairbairn’s 2019 book, When You Can't Believe Your Eyes: Vision Loss and Personal Recovery. We discuss different topics and share experiences, thoughts, and knowledge. We are people with similar experiences who genuinely want to support one another in all aspects of living independently with our changing vision. Each week the topics are independent, so you can join the group at any week. Reading is not required. However, if you would like topic details beyond our discussions, please refer to the book which is available on Braille and Audio Reading Download (DB C11619).

June 3 Chapter 5 guides individuals through accepting and adapting to vision loss, emphasizing the importance of vision rehabilitation training for regaining independence. It covers timing for training, available options, and essential skills such as communication, home management, orientation and mobility, and social interactions.

June 17: Chapter 6 Learning to be Assertive with Sight Loss: Assertive speech is vital for communicating needs and securing assistance. Building self-esteem and self-compassion is crucial for restoring identity and confidence. Educating helpers and practicing assertiveness help maintain autonomy and manage interactions confidently.

RSVP online for Vision Peer-Led Support Group to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

Jun 4(2 events)

9:15 am: Exercise Class at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)


Jun 4

A routine of exercises for working the whole body is the focus. All exercises can be modified to fit anyone’s level. The class also includes gentle aerobics and breath work. All movements are verbally described and demonstrated.

All are welcome. Facilitated by Denise. Call 707-523-3222 for more info. 

11:00 am: Tap Dance at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)


Jun 4

This class is $40 a month.

This is a beginning and intermediate tap dance class. The instructor verbally describes each movement, demonstrates the sounds the taps make, and works with each person individually to insure their understanding of the step or combination. The focus is balance AND spatial awareness, knowledge of the tap steps, while in a fun supportive environment. Facilitated by Denise.

For more info call 707-523-3222.

Jun 5(3 events)

9:30 am: Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)


Jun 5

We offer a series of short, meditation-based practices for relaxation and stress reduction for beginners and advanced practitioners. Everyone is welcome as little or often as they like. Dial into Zoom, find a comfortable position. Instructor Ellen Simpson has 50 years of meditation experience. After raising a family and retiring from a career in women's health, she became a resident at San Francisco Zen Center.

RSVP online for Stress Reduction & Meditation or to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

1:00 pm: Gratitude-VIBES: June 2024 (online)


Jun 5

Gratitude-VIBES are Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Please join us for an inspiring series of student presentations, individual check-ins, and gratitude-closers.

June 5: The History of Magic Throughout Mankind and Its Application to Society.
June 12: Game Day! Be My Eyes App Meets Pictionary with Jamey Gump.

RSVP online to Gratitude VIBES or to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

6:30 pm: Goalball with BORP (in-person)


Jun 5

Bay Are Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) Goalball Practice is a fun way to get exercise and meet new people. The practice is designed for beginners and experienced players. If you do not have your own equipment, we can provide you with both elbow and knee pads and eyeshades.

When: Wednesdays, from 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: The gym is located at 2100 Browning St. Berkeley

For more details, please contact Brandon Young brandon@borp.org

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

Jun 6(3 events)

9:00 am: LightHouse & Xfinity Comcast Roundtable Discussion on Latest Accessibility Trends (in-person)


Jun 6

Please join us for an opportunity to meet Tom Wlodkowski, VP of Accessibility at

Comcast, during his visit to California. We'll be discussing the latest accessibility trends along with our efforts for greater digital inclusion and access with LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired – San Francisco. All Access Tech enthusiasts are welcome! Refreshments will be provided.

When: Thursday, June 6, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: LightHouse HQ at 1155 Market St., 10th Floor, San Francisco 94103
RSVP: To attend this free event, please email Jon Koriel at jon_koriel@comcast.com

This event is brought to you by Xfinity Comcast and LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

9:15 am: Exercise Class at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)


Jun 6

A routine of exercises for working the whole body is the focus. All exercises can be modified to fit anyone’s level. The class also includes gentle aerobics and breath work. All movements are verbally described and demonstrated.

All are welcome. Facilitated by Denise. Call 707-523-3222 for more info. 

5:30 pm: LightHouse Board Meeting Open to the Public (online)


Jun 6

Members of the public are invited to attend the Thursday, June 6, meeting of the Board of Directors of San Francisco’s LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. This meeting will be a virtual meeting held via Zoom and runs from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Pacific.

30 minutes will be reserved for public comment, and members of the public will have up to three minutes to comment. If you would like to reserve a slot to speak, please complete the LightHouse Public Comment and RSVP Sign Up form. Please submit your RSVP as far in advance as possible. RSVPs and requests to speak must be received before noon Pacific on Wednesday, Jun 5, to be included in  the agenda.

If you would like to attend the virtual meeting, please fill out the LightHouse Public Comment and RSVP Sign Up formWhether you plan to have a public comment or not, you will need to fill out this form to get the Zoom info.  Zoom information will be emailed to you closer to the date of the board meeting.

Jun 7
Jun 8
Jun 9
Jun 10
Jun 11(2 events)

9:15 am: Exercise Class at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)


Jun 11

A routine of exercises for working the whole body is the focus. All exercises can be modified to fit anyone’s level. The class also includes gentle aerobics and breath work. All movements are verbally described and demonstrated.

All are welcome. Facilitated by Denise. Call 707-523-3222 for more info. 

11:00 am: Tap Dance at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)


Jun 11

This class is $40 a month.

This is a beginning and intermediate tap dance class. The instructor verbally describes each movement, demonstrates the sounds the taps make, and works with each person individually to insure their understanding of the step or combination. The focus is balance AND spatial awareness, knowledge of the tap steps, while in a fun supportive environment. Facilitated by Denise.

For more info call 707-523-3222.

Jun 12(3 events)

9:30 am: Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)


Jun 12

We offer a series of short, meditation-based practices for relaxation and stress reduction for beginners and advanced practitioners. Everyone is welcome as little or often as they like. Dial into Zoom, find a comfortable position. Instructor Ellen Simpson has 50 years of meditation experience. After raising a family and retiring from a career in women's health, she became a resident at San Francisco Zen Center.

RSVP online for Stress Reduction & Meditation or to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

1:00 pm: Gratitude-VIBES: June 2024 (online)


Jun 12

Gratitude-VIBES are Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Please join us for an inspiring series of student presentations, individual check-ins, and gratitude-closers.

June 5: The History of Magic Throughout Mankind and Its Application to Society.
June 12: Game Day! Be My Eyes App Meets Pictionary with Jamey Gump.

RSVP online to Gratitude VIBES or to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

6:30 pm: Goalball with BORP (in-person)


Jun 12

Bay Are Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) Goalball Practice is a fun way to get exercise and meet new people. The practice is designed for beginners and experienced players. If you do not have your own equipment, we can provide you with both elbow and knee pads and eyeshades.

When: Wednesdays, from 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: The gym is located at 2100 Browning St. Berkeley

For more details, please contact Brandon Young brandon@borp.org

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

Jun 13(1 event)

9:15 am: Exercise Class at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)


Jun 13

A routine of exercises for working the whole body is the focus. All exercises can be modified to fit anyone’s level. The class also includes gentle aerobics and breath work. All movements are verbally described and demonstrated.

All are welcome. Facilitated by Denise. Call 707-523-3222 for more info. 

Jun 14
Jun 15
Jun 16
Jun 17(1 event)

6:00 pm: Vision, Peer-led Support Group (online)


Jun 17

Vision runs on a 12-week cycle of topics based on Hannah Fairbairn’s 2019 book, When You Can't Believe Your Eyes: Vision Loss and Personal Recovery. We discuss different topics and share experiences, thoughts, and knowledge. We are people with similar experiences who genuinely want to support one another in all aspects of living independently with our changing vision. Each week the topics are independent, so you can join the group at any week. Reading is not required. However, if you would like topic details beyond our discussions, please refer to the book which is available on Braille and Audio Reading Download (DB C11619).

June 3 Chapter 5 guides individuals through accepting and adapting to vision loss, emphasizing the importance of vision rehabilitation training for regaining independence. It covers timing for training, available options, and essential skills such as communication, home management, orientation and mobility, and social interactions.

June 17: Chapter 6 Learning to be Assertive with Sight Loss: Assertive speech is vital for communicating needs and securing assistance. Building self-esteem and self-compassion is crucial for restoring identity and confidence. Educating helpers and practicing assertiveness help maintain autonomy and manage interactions confidently.

RSVP online for Vision Peer-Led Support Group to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

Jun 18(2 events)

9:15 am: Exercise Class at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)


Jun 18

A routine of exercises for working the whole body is the focus. All exercises can be modified to fit anyone’s level. The class also includes gentle aerobics and breath work. All movements are verbally described and demonstrated.

All are welcome. Facilitated by Denise. Call 707-523-3222 for more info. 

11:00 am: Tap Dance at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)


Jun 18

This class is $40 a month.

This is a beginning and intermediate tap dance class. The instructor verbally describes each movement, demonstrates the sounds the taps make, and works with each person individually to insure their understanding of the step or combination. The focus is balance AND spatial awareness, knowledge of the tap steps, while in a fun supportive environment. Facilitated by Denise.

For more info call 707-523-3222.

Jun 19(1 event)

6:30 pm: Goalball with BORP (in-person)


Jun 19

Bay Are Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) Goalball Practice is a fun way to get exercise and meet new people. The practice is designed for beginners and experienced players. If you do not have your own equipment, we can provide you with both elbow and knee pads and eyeshades.

When: Wednesdays, from 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: The gym is located at 2100 Browning St. Berkeley

For more details, please contact Brandon Young brandon@borp.org

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

Jun 20(2 events)

9:15 am: Exercise Class at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)


Jun 20

A routine of exercises for working the whole body is the focus. All exercises can be modified to fit anyone’s level. The class also includes gentle aerobics and breath work. All movements are verbally described and demonstrated.

All are welcome. Facilitated by Denise. Call 707-523-3222 for more info. 

3:00 pm: Adaptive Yoga With Nancy Yates at the San Francisco Public Library (in-person)


Jun 20

The Talking Books and Braille Center (TBBC), is located at 100 Larkin Street on the second floor of the Main Branch of the San Francisco Public Library. TBBC is offering a series of five classes on May 16, June 20, and July 18.

Adaptive yoga is a type of yoga that is inclusive of all body types and abilities. It is accessible to anyone, and various modifications are taught, allowing the poses to be adjusted to specific needs and abilities. Nancy Yates is offering a gentle yoga class, specifically designed for people with low vision or blindness of all age groups and experience levels. Nancy has been practicing yoga for 46 years and teaching since 1996. She has introduced Adaptive Yoga to the SF LightHouse, TBBC, SFVAMC, and other organizations.  The class will move slowly and mindfully to calm the nervous system, stretch the body and build strength and stability. Please bring a blanket if you have one, as it can get chilly.

Yoga mats will be provided for each class, but space is limited, so please call 415-557-4253 to register.

Jun 21
Jun 22
Jun 23
Jun 24
Jun 25(2 events)

9:15 am: Exercise Class at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)


Jun 25

A routine of exercises for working the whole body is the focus. All exercises can be modified to fit anyone’s level. The class also includes gentle aerobics and breath work. All movements are verbally described and demonstrated.

All are welcome. Facilitated by Denise. Call 707-523-3222 for more info. 

11:00 am: Tap Dance at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)


Jun 25

This class is $40 a month.

This is a beginning and intermediate tap dance class. The instructor verbally describes each movement, demonstrates the sounds the taps make, and works with each person individually to insure their understanding of the step or combination. The focus is balance AND spatial awareness, knowledge of the tap steps, while in a fun supportive environment. Facilitated by Denise.

For more info call 707-523-3222.

Jun 26(1 event)

9:30 am: Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)


Jun 26

We offer a series of short, meditation-based practices for relaxation and stress reduction for beginners and advanced practitioners. Everyone is welcome as little or often as they like. Dial into Zoom, find a comfortable position. Instructor Ellen Simpson has 50 years of meditation experience. After raising a family and retiring from a career in women's health, she became a resident at San Francisco Zen Center.

RSVP online for Stress Reduction & Meditation or to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

Jun 27(2 events)

9:15 am: Exercise Class at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)


Jun 27

A routine of exercises for working the whole body is the focus. All exercises can be modified to fit anyone’s level. The class also includes gentle aerobics and breath work. All movements are verbally described and demonstrated.

All are welcome. Facilitated by Denise. Call 707-523-3222 for more info. 

2:00 pm: LightHouse Day (in person)


Jun 27

In June 2023, the City of San Francisco honored LightHouse with a Proclamation for our commitment to promoting independence, equity, and employment to the blind and low vision community.

This year we are continuing the tradition by honoring another LightHouse enterprise, LightHouse ECO, with a LightHouse Day Declaration by the City of Alameda and reception to follow.

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024
Time: 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Location: The Siirkin Center, 2175 North Loop Rd., Alameda, CA 94502

To RSVP to LightHouse Day, complete this form

Jun 28
Jun 29
Jun 30
Jul 1
Jul 2
Jul 3(1 event)

6:30 pm: Goalball with BORP (in-person)


Jul 3

Bay Are Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) Goalball Practice is a fun way to get exercise and meet new people. The practice is designed for beginners and experienced players. If you do not have your own equipment, we can provide you with both elbow and knee pads and eyeshades.

When: Wednesdays, from 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: The gym is located at 2100 Browning St. Berkeley

For more details, please contact Brandon Young brandon@borp.org

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

Jul 4
Jul 5
Jul 6

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!

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