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Events in December 2021

  • Midweek Meditation and Movement

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    Midweek Meditation and Movement


    Dec 1

    Between class obligations, the additional hours of homework, and many other responsibilities students have in their lives it becomes clear that a stretch break might be a good addition to the week. To help students structure a break this into their busy week the LightHouse Youth Program is starting a Midweek Meditation and Movement series. Each week our class leader, Ellie Kneer will lead us in activities that will help us feel a little more grounded through activities such as yoga, meditation, and other mindfulness exercises. Activities will be geared for all experience levels and will soon be your mid-week escape with your blind and low vision friends.

    Who: All students 24 years of age and younger
    What: Weekly virtual gathering of blind and low vision students to participate in yoga, meditation, and mindfulness activities
    When: Wednesday afternoons from 5:00 to 6:00 pm (November 3rd, 10th, and 17th)
    Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
    RSVP: If you are interested in signing up for the Midweek Meditation and Movement, please contact Jamey Gump by email at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372. Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP by 5:00 pm of the day before the program.

  • Tecnología para Todos

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    Tecnología para Todos


    Dec 2

    Tecnología para Todos, es un espacio en donde los usuarios comparten sus conocimientos y experiencias. Cada mes conversamos sobre distintos servicios, aplicaciones y dispositivos disponibles para personas ciegas y con baja visión. ¡Te esperamos!

    Jueves, 20 de enero del 2 al 4 pacifico

    Este evento será programado en la plataforma Zoom. Podrá acceder a Zoom desde una computadora, dispositivo móvil, o marcando directamente desde cualquier teléfono. Recibirá los datos de la reunión de Zoom al confirmar su participación mediante correo electrónico a: jcolon@lighthouse-sf.org o dejando un mensaje de voz al (415) 694-7323.

    Join our 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.

    Thursday, January 20 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    RSVP to Jeffrey Colon at JColon@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7323.

  • Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Friday Evening Daredevils

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    Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Friday Evening Daredevils


    Dec 3

    Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Friday Evening Daredevils
    Friday evenings @ 8:00 pm

    We all need an escape at times, and with the Real Escape Audio Description Club you can do just that with your blind and low vision friends. After a summer break and some adjustment to when our club gathers, we are excited announce our fall 2021 program options for the many ages of youth we work with. Starting on Friday, September 3rd, teens, and young adults will gather to watch the Netflix series, Daredevil, a TV series about a blind attorney by day and vigilante by night. Our weekly gathering will start at 8:00 pm Friday evenings, leaving plenty of time to watch that week’s episode and connect with your EHC and LightHouse friends.

    ***Parents Please Note*** – the Daredevil TV Series has adult content and is rated TV-MA and contains the following: crude indecent language (L), explicit sexual activity (S), and graphic violence (V). A more detailed parental guide can be found at - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3322312/parentalguide If any youth under the age of 18 wish to join this series, they must have a parent or guardian contact a LightHouse youth team member with written permission for their child to participate.

    Who: older teens and young adults that are blind or low vision
    What: audio description media club via Zoom
    When: Friday evenings @ 8:00 pm (Daredevil series for teens and young adults)
    Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
    RSVP: Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP by 5:00 pm of the day before the program

    If you are interested in signing up for the Reel Escape Audio Description Club, please contact Jamey Gump by email at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at (415) 694-7372.

  • Harry Potter Club

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    Harry Potter Club


    Dec 4

    Grab your wands, cauldrons, and your Harry Potter knowledge and join your Lighthouse friends for our new student driven Harry Potter Club. This monthly gathering of happy Harry Potter enthusiasts will gather during the afternoon of the first Saturday of each month for all sorts of Harry Potter awesomeness.

    In January we will start the club off right with a kick-off party!  Where we will learn more about our Harry Potter friends by taking part in some house sorting and house competitions. Followed by a presentation from our friends at the Talking Books and Braille Center at the San Francisco Public Library about one way you might be able to access the Harry Potter book series. In February we will start watching the Harry Potter movie series and compare each of the movies and books in order. We will continue in this fashion with another installment of the Harry Potter series each month with a short break for summer. To best prepare for each month’s program we ask that you read the corresponding book before we watch the movie.

    Don’t have the book?  Don’t worry! There are options. First is the NLS free braille and talking book library service. If you are not signed up with the NLS please start the process at https://www.loc.gov/programs/national-library-service-for-the-blind-and-print-disabled/about-this-service/?cid=loc-ppc_s=google_c=talking-book-library_ag=talking-book_kw=library-of-congress-talking-books.You may also subscribe to Learning Ally, who has audio versions of all the Harry Potter books. To create an account with Learning Ally, please visit - https://learningally.org/About-Us/Join. Join us for the kick-off event in December to learn more and ask questions.

    2021 Dates

    January 2 – Club Kick-off Party!

    February 6 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

    March 6 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

    April 3  – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

    May 1  – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

    June, July & August – Summer Break

    September 4th – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

    October 2 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

    November 6 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

    December 4 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

    Who: Blind and low vision youth from all over that are under 18 or that are still in high school. Families should be aware the Harry Potter Books are for youth that are at least in 5th or 6th grade, however a couple of the Harry Potter movies are rated PG-13 and may not be appropriate for all.

    What: Harry Potter book and audio description movie club

    When: 1:00 pm of the first Saturday of the month (see dates above)

    Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting

    RSVP: Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP by 5:00 pm of the day before the program

    Parents & Guardians: we’d love your help getting your children connected to our virtual program, however, once they have joined, we ask that you please give them the space to participate individually.

    Anti-Discrimination Statement: LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired does not support discriminatory or hateful speech in any form. We stand by the LGBTQ+ community and all fans who found a home in the Harry Potter series and will work to provide a safe space for fans.

    If you are interested in signing up for the Harry Potter Club, please contact Jamey Gump by email at JGump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.

  • Tech Together Online

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    Tech Together Online


    Dec 7

    Dec 7: Tech On The Telly
    There are many ways to accessibly watch TV, from using smart TVs and accessible set-top boxes, to casting content from your phone. Join the access technology team to discuss tips, tricks and strategies for tuning in on the big screen in your home.

    RSVP to Tech on the Telly

    Dec 14: Tech Wish Lists
    What's on your access technology wish list this year? Join the AT team and we'll all discuss the devices, gadgets and accessories we'd like to get our hands on for the holidays.

    RSVP to Tech Wish Lists

    December 21: No Tech Together

    December 28: No Tech Together

    College Spaces From Different Places

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    College Spaces From Different Places


    Dec 7

    College Spaces From Different Places: Anniversary Celebration!

    When: Tuesday December 7, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM

    When virtual learning began, many students found themselves missing much of the college experience, and searched for new and innovative ways to find that community and connection. College Spaces, with the guidance and leadership of student ambassadors, was created to be that missing link during these times, and has featured meetings on a variety of college topics, brought new and old friends together, and provided a special place for blind and low-vision college students to socialize and have fun. As the year anniversary of our first gathering approaches, the College Spaces team wants to invite everyone to an evening of celebrating everything you all have accomplished and learned in the past 12 months. Join us for an evening of games, reflection, and looking toward the future.

    With questions or to RSVP contact Daisy at dsoto@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7328. Please RSVP by Friday, December 3 to receive the Zoom link.

  • Midweek Meditation and Movement

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    Midweek Meditation and Movement


    Dec 8

    Between class obligations, the additional hours of homework, and many other responsibilities students have in their lives it becomes clear that a stretch break might be a good addition to the week. To help students structure a break this into their busy week the LightHouse Youth Program is starting a Midweek Meditation and Movement series. Each week our class leader, Ellie Kneer will lead us in activities that will help us feel a little more grounded through activities such as yoga, meditation, and other mindfulness exercises. Activities will be geared for all experience levels and will soon be your mid-week escape with your blind and low vision friends.

    Who: All students 24 years of age and younger
    What: Weekly virtual gathering of blind and low vision students to participate in yoga, meditation, and mindfulness activities
    When: Wednesday afternoons from 5:00 to 6:00 pm (November 3rd, 10th, and 17th)
    Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
    RSVP: If you are interested in signing up for the Midweek Meditation and Movement, please contact Jamey Gump by email at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372. Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP by 5:00 pm of the day before the program.

  • Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Friday Evening Daredevils

    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: Friday Evening Daredevils


    Dec 10

    Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Friday Evening Daredevils
    Friday evenings @ 8:00 pm

    We all need an escape at times, and with the Real Escape Audio Description Club you can do just that with your blind and low vision friends. After a summer break and some adjustment to when our club gathers, we are excited announce our fall 2021 program options for the many ages of youth we work with. Starting on Friday, September 3rd, teens, and young adults will gather to watch the Netflix series, Daredevil, a TV series about a blind attorney by day and vigilante by night. Our weekly gathering will start at 8:00 pm Friday evenings, leaving plenty of time to watch that week’s episode and connect with your EHC and LightHouse friends.

    ***Parents Please Note*** – the Daredevil TV Series has adult content and is rated TV-MA and contains the following: crude indecent language (L), explicit sexual activity (S), and graphic violence (V). A more detailed parental guide can be found at - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3322312/parentalguide If any youth under the age of 18 wish to join this series, they must have a parent or guardian contact a LightHouse youth team member with written permission for their child to participate.

    Who: older teens and young adults that are blind or low vision
    What: audio description media club via Zoom
    When: Friday evenings @ 8:00 pm (Daredevil series for teens and young adults)
    Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
    RSVP: Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP by 5:00 pm of the day before the program

    If you are interested in signing up for the Reel Escape Audio Description Club, please contact Jamey Gump by email at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at (415) 694-7372.

  • Cooking Creates Community

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    Cooking Creates Community


    Dec 11

    Cooking Creates Community
    Second Saturday of the month at 1:00 pm

    Starting in the fall of 2021, the LightHouse Youth Program will be hosting a new series called Cooking Creates Community. This monthly virtual cooking lesson and conversation will be led by LightHouse staff and a rotating guest mentor that is blind or low vision and who has a passion for cooking, baking or anything food related. This class will be a chance for blind and low vision students to learn some basic independent cooking skills at home from cool mentors that may have invaluable wisdom to share about questions students might have, all wile connecting with peers and deepening the connections to their blind and low vision communities both near and far.

    Our Cooking Creates Community series will run between an hour and an hour and a half starting at 1:00 pm on the second Saturday of the month. Those that sign-up for the program will be sent via email the list of equipment, supplies, recipes, and the zoom link they will be using for the program. If students can sign up by the 4th of each month LightHouse will mail the ingredients for that month’s recipe to their home. December's recipe is marshmallow yams and pineapple.

    Who: Middle and High School students that are blind or have low vision
    What: virtual cooking lesson and conversation led by blind and low vision mentors about how we get creative in the kitchen
    When: second Saturday of the month @ 1:00pm (October 9th, November 13th, and December 11th)
    Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
    RSVP: for students those that RSVP at least one week prior to the program gathering will receive in the mail cooking supplies for that month’s recipes

    If you are interested in signing up for the Cooking Creates Community, please contact Jamey Gump by email at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at (415) 694-7372.

    Polishing to Perfection: LightHouse Student Woodworkers Club

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    Polishing to Perfection: LightHouse Student Woodworkers Club


    Dec 11

    Polishing to Perfection: LightHouse Student Woodworkers Club
    Second Saturday of the month @ 7:00 pm

    During the last few years of teen session at EHC, our youth have been lucky to have a group of wood workers inspire our campers to take up the hobby. In order to encourage youth to further their excitement around this craft, the LightHouse Youth Program will be hosting a monthly virtual wood polishing club. In addition to making space for EHC and LightHouse friends to connect while polishing wood into art, we will invite a woodworker who is blind or has low vision to join us and share their story and share wisdom with the next generation of artiest.

    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 skill will become eligible for additional raw materials that they can turn into art or gifts for loved ones. The polishing party takes place on the second Saturday of the month at 7:00pm. Each gathering will have time dedicated to update others about their projects, learn a little about that month’s mentor, and most importantly have as much time as the evening will allow to hangout and polish with your blind and low vision friends.

    Who: teens and young adults that are blind or low vision
    What: virtual gathering space for young wood workers to connect with their EHC friends and other blind and low vision woodworkers from all over
    When: second Saturday of the month @ 7:00pm
    Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
    RSVP: for students those that RSVP at least one week prior to the program gathering will receive in the mail cooking supplies for that month’s recipes

    If you are interested in signing up for the Polishing to Perfection: LightHouse Student Woodworkers Club, please contact Jamey Gump by email at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at (415) 694-7372.

  • Get Moving: O&M for Independent Travel

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    Get Moving: O&M for Independent Travel

    (All day)
    Dec 14

    This course is designed to offer foundational Orientation & Mobility knowledge, concepts, and skills in a friendly, small group atmosphere. It is intended for any individual who is new to blind and low vision skills training; waiting for one-on-one services; or would benefit from developing their existing skills with an in-depth O&M training refresher.

    To RSVP, please contact Robert Alminana at ralminana@lighthouse-sf.org or Jennifer Huey jhuey@lighthouse-sf.org. Registration deadline is Tuesday, January 11.

    Get Moving: O&M for Independent Travel

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    Get Moving: O&M for Independent Travel

    (All day)
    Dec 14

    This course is designed to offer foundational Orientation & Mobility knowledge, concepts, and skills in a friendly, small group atmosphere. It is intended for any individual who is new to blind and low vision skills training; waiting for one-on-one services; or would benefit from developing their existing skills with an in-depth O&M training refresher.

    To RSVP, please contact Robert Alminana at ralminana@lighthouse-sf.org or Jennifer Huey jhuey@lighthouse-sf.org. Registration deadline is Tuesday, January 11.

  • Midweek Meditation and Movement

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    Midweek Meditation and Movement


    Dec 15

    Between class obligations, the additional hours of homework, and many other responsibilities students have in their lives it becomes clear that a stretch break might be a good addition to the week. To help students structure a break this into their busy week the LightHouse Youth Program is starting a Midweek Meditation and Movement series. Each week our class leader, Ellie Kneer will lead us in activities that will help us feel a little more grounded through activities such as yoga, meditation, and other mindfulness exercises. Activities will be geared for all experience levels and will soon be your mid-week escape with your blind and low vision friends.

    Who: All students 24 years of age and younger
    What: Weekly virtual gathering of blind and low vision students to participate in yoga, meditation, and mindfulness activities
    When: Wednesday afternoons from 5:00 to 6:00 pm (November 3rd, 10th, and 17th)
    Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
    RSVP: If you are interested in signing up for the Midweek Meditation and Movement, please contact Jamey Gump by email at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372. Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP by 5:00 pm of the day before the program.

  • Una Tarde Festiva

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    Una Tarde Festiva


    Dec 17

    Cuándo: Deciembre 17 2021 de 4:00 – 5:30 PM
    Dónde: por Zoom, plataforma virtual. Se puede unir usando una computadora, tableta, o Teléfono.

    Este tiempo de fiesta en invierno es el momento para cantar y convivir con amigos. Acompáñennos este diciembre cuando nos pasaremos una tarde de celebraciones festivas, juegos, y música. traigan sus favoritas recetas para compartir con el grupo, porque todos sabemos que una fiesta no está completa sin comida deliciosa! Espero que todos nos acompañen.

    Con preguntas o para registrarse, contacten a Esmeralda Soto
    esoto@lighthouse-sf.org o 415-694-7323. Por favor regístrense antes del 16 de diciembre.

    An Evening of Festivities
    When: December 17 2021 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM
    Where: Virtually via Zoom.

    With the approaching winter season, the air is filled with a variety of upcoming festivities. Join us for an evening of celebrating, games, and music to help start the season off right. Don’t forget to pick a favorite recipe to share with the group, because a party is never complete without delicious meals! We hope you all can join!

    If you have questions or want to RSVP, contact Ezzy at esoto@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7323. Please RSVP by Thursday, December 16.

  • Not So Bored Game Night

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    Not So Bored Game Night


    Dec 18

    Each month students from the LightHouse Youth Program look forward to joining us for our all-ways fun Not so Bored Game Night series. Where youth get to connect with other blind and low vision peers over games such as trivia contests, scavenger hunts and other interactive games that will have youth laughing and making friends in no time. In addition to that month’s games LightHouse staff will invite a blind or low vision guest mentor that will join us for the fun and share insight to their education, career, and life story. Programs will be held on zoom are via zoom on the third Saturday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

    Who: blind or low vision youth that are under the age of 18 or that have attended high school in the last year
    What: monthly game night and guest mentor spotlight via zoom
    When: Saturday evenings from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
    RSVP: Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP by 5:00 pm of the day before the program
    Parents & Guardians: we’d love your help getting your children connected to our virtual program, however once they have joined, we ask that you please give them the space to participate individually.

    If you are interested in signing up for the Not so Bored Game Night, please contact Jamey Gump by email at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at (415) 694-7372.

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!