Calendar

LightHouse will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

Events in July 2024

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Jun 30
Jul 1(3 events)

9:00 am: Introduction to Mind/Body Meditation at Earle Baum Center (online)


Jul 1

Discussion of types of meditation practices and guided meditation. Facilitators are Patricia Jefferson and Mini Sage, who is a certified meditation instructor. For more information, contact Patricia Jefferson at jefferson@earlebaum.org or 707-523-3222.

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


Jul 1

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.

11:00 am: Technology Club at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)


Jul 1

This is a blended meeting which means you may attend in person on campus or by phone.
Overview of adaptive technology, learning about devices and apps with staff Cathy, and Jacques. To join the Technology email mail list call EBC main office: 707-523-3222.

Jul 2(2 events)

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


Jul 2

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)


Jul 2

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.

Jul 3
Jul 4(2 events)

(All day): Fourth of July Holiday (LightHouse closed)

(All day)
Jul 4

(All day): Holiday (LightHouse closed)

(All day)
Jul 4

Jul 5
Jul 6(1 event)

10:30 am: Community Drum Circle and Tactile Labyrinth Making (in-person)


Jul 6

Where: Lighthouse HQ Fitness room and Craft Room, 1155 Market, San Francisco, 11th Floor

Circle up and make a joyous noise! Bring your favorite drum or sound-maker, and we will have others to loan. Everyone will have a chance to share out loud the rhythm of their heart and soul and invite the group to collaborate on creating a bold and bright soundscape forged by the wisdom of community. Following the drum circle, let’s take a break at noon for lunch (bring your own) as we ride the afterglow of drumming together and enjoy some gentle conversation. Then, let’s create tactile handheld labyrinths together using papier mâché medium and stamping molds to continue the experience of gentile intention with a quieter vibe.
Wear comfortable clothes and bring a lunch. At 2:30, you will leave the Lighthouse with a spring in your step and a spiraling journey in hand.

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

Jul 7
Jul 8(3 events)

9:00 am: Introduction to Mind/Body Meditation at Earle Baum Center (online)


Jul 8

Discussion of types of meditation practices and guided meditation. Facilitators are Patricia Jefferson and Mini Sage, who is a certified meditation instructor. For more information, contact Patricia Jefferson at jefferson@earlebaum.org or 707-523-3222.

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


Jul 8

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)


Jul 8

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.

Jul 9(2 events)

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


Jul 9

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)


Jul 9

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.

Jul 10
Jul 11(2 events)

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


Jul 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. 

9:30 am: Little Learners Playgroup (online)


Jul 11

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!

Jul 12(2 events)

9:00 am: Gardening Club at Earle Baum Center (online)


Jul 12

Nature and Gardening Club, Selective Seasonal Soundscapes - Listening and guided discussion.

A casual forum to learn tactile, olfactory, and other gardening techniques for low vision, blind gardeners, and nature lovers. We will gather on our phones to hear what is happening in Marney’s garden, learn new techniques, and share our stories with each other.

About Host: Marney Blair has been a farmer for 20 years atFulcrum Farm.  It was an integrated farm that included turkeys, laying hens, milking cows, and row crops of beans, corn, and edible seeds. The farm also made and sold compost.

For more info call 707-523-3222.

10:00 am: Seeing AI Training for Seniors 65+ at Earle Baum Center (in-person)


Jul 12

Attention to Sonoma County Residents who have low vision and are 65 or older.

Interested in learning more about using Al apps on your iPhone or Android?

The Earle Baum Center is offering a free phone stand and two hours of training on how to use the Seeing Al App on iPhone and Android.

Cathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

    • Read mail
    • Read a bill
    • Read a letter on your own without someone else knowing your business
    • Identify what you have in the pantry (is the can beans or dog food?
    • Identify what currency you are handing a cashierCathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

What you need: Bring your phone and materials you want to be able to read and that you currently rely on others to read for you such as mail, a can of food etc.

Where: Earle Baum Center  at 4539 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

When: Fridays from 10:00 am to noon or 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Room 3.

Prerequisites:

  • Have Seeing Al app downloaded on iPhone or Android.
  • Know how to use Siri and have it set up for iPhone users.
  • Have not received a phone stand from Earle Baum Center.

RSVP: To Cathy Mulhern at 707-206-8486 by calling Monday – Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Jul 13
Jul 14
Jul 15(3 events)

9:00 am: Introduction to Mind/Body Meditation at Earle Baum Center (online)


Jul 15

Discussion of types of meditation practices and guided meditation. Facilitators are Patricia Jefferson and Mini Sage, who is a certified meditation instructor. For more information, contact Patricia Jefferson at jefferson@earlebaum.org or 707-523-3222.

9:30 am: Access Day: Japanese Prints in Transition at the Legion of Honor (in-person)


Jul 15

Visit the Legion of Honor on a day the museum is closed to the public! Complimentary admission by registration for people with disabilities and their guests to see the Japanese Prints exhibition between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm.

Enjoy free admission and accessible features, including:

  • Extra Blue Zone spaces close to the museum
  • Parking maps and public transportation information
  • Extra seating inside and outside the exhibition
  • Large print editions of the exhibition labels

About the Exhibition

In 1868 Japan’s shogun was overthrown, marking the end of feudal military rule and ushering in the Meiji era (1868–1912), a period of modernization and exchange with other nations. As Japan’s society shifted, so too did its print culture. The delicately colored ukiyo-e (floating world woodblock prints) of actors, courtesans, and scenic views that had flourished for over a century were replaced with brightly colored images of Western architecture, technology, Victorian fashions and customs, and modern military warfare. This two-part exhibition (the floating world and the modern world) highlights this stylistic transition and the work of one artist, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, who successfully spanned them both. His distinctive, sometimes eccentric, images serve as a link between the two eras.

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


Jul 15

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.

Jul 16(2 events)

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


Jul 16

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)


Jul 16

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.

Jul 17
Jul 18(2 events)

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


Jul 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. 

9:30 am: Little Learners Playgroup (online)


Jul 18

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!

Jul 19(1 event)

10:00 am: Seeing AI Training for Seniors 65+ at Earle Baum Center (in-person)


Jul 19

Attention to Sonoma County Residents who have low vision and are 65 or older.

Interested in learning more about using Al apps on your iPhone or Android?

The Earle Baum Center is offering a free phone stand and two hours of training on how to use the Seeing Al App on iPhone and Android.

Cathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

    • Read mail
    • Read a bill
    • Read a letter on your own without someone else knowing your business
    • Identify what you have in the pantry (is the can beans or dog food?
    • Identify what currency you are handing a cashierCathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

What you need: Bring your phone and materials you want to be able to read and that you currently rely on others to read for you such as mail, a can of food etc.

Where: Earle Baum Center  at 4539 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

When: Fridays from 10:00 am to noon or 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Room 3.

Prerequisites:

  • Have Seeing Al app downloaded on iPhone or Android.
  • Know how to use Siri and have it set up for iPhone users.
  • Have not received a phone stand from Earle Baum Center.

RSVP: To Cathy Mulhern at 707-206-8486 by calling Monday – Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Jul 20
Jul 21(1 event)

1:00 pm: Mrs. Doubtfire: Musical with Audio Description (in-person)


Jul 21

Orpheum Theatre,
1192 Market St. San Francisco

Everyone’s favorite Scottish nanny is headed to San Francisco! Rob McClure will reprise his Tony-nominated Broadway performance alongside co-star (and real wife!) Maggie Lakis in this internationally acclaimed hit musical critics call “wonderful, heart-warming, and laugh-out-loud funny” (Manchester Evening News) and “a feel-good, family-friendly comedy that delivers” (The Hollywood Reporter). Based on the beloved film and directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks, Mrs. Doubtfire tells the hysterical and heartfelt story of an out-of-work actor who will do anything for his kids. It’s “the lovable, big-hearted musical comedy we need right now,” raves the Chicago Tribune, “one that proves we’re better together.”

More information about Mrs. Doubtfire. The show runtime is 2 hours and 35 minutes with one intermission.

To purchase a ticket and reserve a listening device for the audio described portion of the performance, call Audience Services at 888-746-1799.

Jul 22(2 events)

9:00 am: Introduction to Mind/Body Meditation at Earle Baum Center (online)


Jul 22

Discussion of types of meditation practices and guided meditation. Facilitators are Patricia Jefferson and Mini Sage, who is a certified meditation instructor. For more information, contact Patricia Jefferson at jefferson@earlebaum.org or 707-523-3222.

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


Jul 22

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.

Jul 23(2 events)

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


Jul 23

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)


Jul 23

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.

Jul 24
Jul 25(2 events)

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


Jul 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. 

9:30 am: Little Learners Playgroup (online)


Jul 25

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!

Jul 26(3 events)

9:00 am: Gardening Club at Earle Baum Center (online)


Jul 26

Nature and Gardening Club, Selective Seasonal Soundscapes - Listening and guided discussion.

A casual forum to learn tactile, olfactory, and other gardening techniques for low vision, blind gardeners, and nature lovers. We will gather on our phones to hear what is happening in Marney’s garden, learn new techniques, and share our stories with each other.

About Host: Marney Blair has been a farmer for 20 years atFulcrum Farm.  It was an integrated farm that included turkeys, laying hens, milking cows, and row crops of beans, corn, and edible seeds. The farm also made and sold compost.

For more info call 707-523-3222.

10:00 am: Picnic at Earle Baum Center (in-person)


Jul 26

The Earle Baum Center is expecting an exciting summer picnic season.

When: The last Friday of each month: June 28, July 26, August 30 and September 27, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
What: Labyrinth walk, featured music performance and picnic lunch and raffle prizes
How: To sponsor a picnic with your financial support and help plan the menu, Contact: Patricia at 707-523-3222.

To volunteer: Volunteer requirements include the “ability to identify and respond to proper food handling safety guidelines related to the activity.” For more info, contact Patricia at 707-523-3222.

In order to accommodate everyone, the picnic attendance is by invitation only. This picnic is open to EBC/LightHouse students/clients, family and support, agency volunteers, donors and employees.

RSVP dates for all picnics

RSVPs for each picnic is due one week before the picnic.

For the June 28 picnic: RSVP by June 21
For the July 26 picnic: RSPVP by July 19
For the August 30 picnic: RSVP by August 23
For the September 27 picnic: RSVP by September 20

RSVP by calling 707-523-3222

4:00 pm: Fully Tactile Art Exhibit with LightHouse (in-person)


Jul 26

Where:  Jettison Creative. 47 Jeff Adachi Way, Sa Francisco

Have you ever wanted to visit an art show and touch EVERYTHING!  Thanks to our own Jerry Kunz and Smuin dancer Ian Buchannon, the dream is a reality at a short running show featuring over ten artists sharing work meant to be experienced through touch and other senses.  On this Friday evening, the space will also feature some poetry readings and mini lectures for a fully engaging experience.

RSVP: To Maia Scott at Mscott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608

Jul 27(1 event)

12:00 pm: SFMoMA’s First Disability Portrait Day (in-person)


Jul 27

Howard Street Corridor

The disability community is invited to SFMOMA’s first Disability Portrait Day! Come with your friends, family, and service animals and sign up for a sitting with disabled photographer Mia Charnelle. A selfie station will also be available for additional chances to strike a pose! All participants will receive free admission to the museum and are encouraged to check out the exhibitions, especially Creative Growth: The House That Art Built, featuring the work of disabled artists. This program was organized in partnership with the Longmore Institute, the San Francisco Disability Cultural Center, and the Disability Visibility Project. In the words of artist, writer, disability rights activist, and event collaborator Alice Wong, “Disability Portrait Day celebrates our culture by documenting who we are, as we are.”

Portraits by Mia Charnelle will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Prints and digital files of the portraits will be sent to sitters after the event. All participants will need to sign a release form before being photographed.

Sign up for updates and logistics tied to this event.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 
ASL interpreters will be on site.
Masks required. Let's keep each other safe!
Please arrive scent-free.
Location: the outdoor alley on Howard St between 3rd St and New Montgomery (between the W Hotel and Fang Restaurant)
Access note: Some days, this space can get a bit windy, so plan accordingly.

Jul 28
Jul 29(3 events)

9:00 am: Introduction to Mind/Body Meditation at Earle Baum Center (online)


Jul 29

Discussion of types of meditation practices and guided meditation. Facilitators are Patricia Jefferson and Mini Sage, who is a certified meditation instructor. For more information, contact Patricia Jefferson at jefferson@earlebaum.org or 707-523-3222.

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


Jul 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 to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

11:30 am: Virtual Access Day At FAMSF with Audio Description (online)


Jul 29

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) will have a Virtual Access Day for Japanese Prints in Transition: From the Floating World to the Modern World on Monday July 29. A descriptive docent presentation takes places at 11:30 am. (There is also a general audience tour that goes into the history of the prints at 10:00 am)

Register for the FAMSF Japanese Prints highly descriptive tour.

Get more information on the FAMSF Japanese Prints virtual tours or email accessday@famsf.org.

About the exhibition

In 1868 Japan’s shogun was overthrown, marking the end of feudal military rule and ushering in the Meiji era (1868–1912), a period of modernization and exchange with other nations. As Japan’s society shifted, so too did its print culture. The delicately colored ukiyo-e (floating world woodblock prints) of actors, courtesans, and scenic views that had flourished for over a century were replaced with brightly colored images of Western architecture, technology, Victorian fashions and customs, and modern military warfare. This two-part exhibition (the floating world and the modern world) highlights this stylistic transition and the work of one artist, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, who successfully spanned them both. His distinctive, sometimes eccentric, images serve as a link between the two eras.

Jul 30(2 events)

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


Jul 30

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)


Jul 30

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.

Jul 31(1 event)

11:00 am: Elks Summer Bingo Picnic (in-person)


Jul 31

It’s time once again for BBQ and bingo in the park, thanks to our friends and partners with the Elks Lodge of San Francisco.

Please note: Transportation from LightHouse is full, but you may come to the picnic via your own transportation. 

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

Aug 1(1 event)

9:30 am: Little Learners Playgroup (online)


Aug 1

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!

Aug 2
Aug 3

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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