LightHouse offices are closed for in-person services through April 5, 2021. Check the calendar below for our offering of online classes.
All LightHouse locations will be closed on January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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1:30 pm: Virtual Tours at Legion of Honor
Sep 10 –
Thursday, August 13, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Connections
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is offering three highly descriptive Zoom tours led by docent Jim Kohn. Jim will kick off his three-lecture series on August 13 at 1:00 p.m. Stanley Yarnell of the Blind Posse previewed Jim’s presentation and said, "He had me in the palm of his hand the whole time." Jim is extraordinarily articulate and has significant experience describing art for the blind and low vision community.
Thursday, August 13, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 10, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 8, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
For Zoom access details, contact Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at email@example.com or 415-694-7316.
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1:00 pm: LightHouse Krafters Korner Hangout: DIY No-Sew Mask Workshop
Sep 12 –
As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, three recommendations remain constant: wash your hands frequently, maintain physical distance from those who do not share your household with as much as possible, and wear a mask over your mouth and nose to minimize potential viral transmission via vapor and droplets produced when you breathe, cough, or sneeze. We’re going to cover your options for DIY no-sew masks made from items you already have around your house that you can fall back on in an unexpected maskless moment. Here’s what you’ll need:
Note that these are not masks taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. If you are a blind stitcher and/or would like to do some extra credit, you can access the CDC’s sew and no-sew homemade mask alternatives. For a deep dive on the who, what, when, where, how, and why of cloth masks to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, visit COVID-19: Considerations for Wearing Masks at the CDC website.
To RSVP and for Zoom access info, contact Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at SOlsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316.
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5:00 pm: Community Bingo Goes Virtual
Sep 18 –
Bingo is back virtually, so break out those accessible bingo cards and enter our virtual game room for all that bingo fun with Enchanted Hills Camp 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 www.adaptations.org or by phone at 888-400-8933. A limited supply of accessible bingo cards are also available for free loan by contacting Jaclyne Atoigue at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415.694.7618 where you can also direct your RSVP and request for Zoom access details.
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7:00 pm: En Communidad (In Community)
Sep 25 –
Cuándo: Septiembre 25, 2020 de 7:00 a 8:00 PM
Dónde: Zoom, plataforma virtual (en cualquier lugar se puede acceder a alguna reunión de Zoom. Puede unirse usando su teléfono, tableta, o computadora. La información de Zoomserá compartida con los que se registren antes del evento.)
Quen: Familias de estudiantes ciegos o con baja visión de 14 a 20 años de edad
Que: Todos son bienvenidos! En comunidad es un programa diseñado para traer recursos e información relevante a estudiantes y sus familias, en español. Vengan a aprender, hacer preguntas, A construir comunidades con otras familias de estudiantes ciegos o con baja visión, y A conocer mentores.
Acompáñennos para nuestro primer instalamiento de En Comunidad, donde platicaremos sobre todo que ver con estudios y aprendizaje en este nuevo tiempo de distancia miento. Mientras el mundo se adapta a esta nueva forma de aprendizaje, muchos encuentran que tienen preguntas Y buscan información accesible. Traigan a sus familias, sus preguntas, y Acompáñenos por una hora donde daremos consejos Útiles, y donde escucharemos cuentas personales de un panel de estudiantes
Para preguntas o para reservar, por favor de contactar a Daisy Soto a: Dsoto@lighthouse-sf.org, (805)657-7138.
* Aceptamos donaciones*
When: September 25, 2020, 7:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Where: Via Zoom (Zoom can be accessed almost anywhere. Join us by using your phone, tablet, or computer. Zoom information will be shared prior to the event with those who RSVP.)
Who: Families of youth ages 14-20 and their blind and low vision child or student.
What: All are welcome! En Communidad is a program designed to bring students and their families valuable resources and relevant information, in Spanish. Come to learn, ask questions, build connections with fellow families of blind and low vision students, and meet blind mentors!
Come join us for our first Instalment of En Communidad, where we will be discussing all things distance learning. As the world adapts to this new way of learning, many people find themselves having questions and wondering where to find accessible information. Bring your families, your questions and spend an hour getting some tips and hearing first-hand advice from a panel of blind college students.
For any questions and to RSVP, please contact Daisy Soto at:
1:00 pm: Disability Book Series: Jo Elizabeth Pinto On Parenting Blind
Sep 26 –
LightHouse San Francisco is a proud partner with Senior and Disability Action and other Bay Area community organizations to bring you the Disability Book Series, highlighting the talents, wisdom, and experience of disabled authors. Join Bay Area Blind Mom Lisamaria Martinez in conversation with author Jo Elizabeth Pinto for the wit, candor, and sass that comes from being a parent who happens to be blind.
Jo Elizabeth Pinto, author of "Daddy Won't Let Mom Drive The Car" and "The Bright Side of Darkness," was born in Chicago in 1971 and grew up in Brighton, Colorado. She was part of the first generation of disabled students who integrated the public school system in the late 1970’s. In 1992, Pinto graduated from the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley with a degree in Human Rehabilitative Services. While teaching disabled students how to use adaptive computer technology, she earned a second degree in 2004 from the Metropolitan State College of Denver in Nonprofit Organization Management. Blind since birth, she is currently self-employed as a braille textbook proofreader.
As an author, Pinto knows the importance of entertaining her readers while also giving them food for thought. Whether she writes fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, she draws inspiration from her own experiences to show her audience that hope is always just an action away.
Pinto currently lives in Colorado with her husband Gerald and her daughter Sarah, her yellow Labrador guide dog Anlyn, two cats named Sam-I-Am and Andy, and a parakeet called Rocket.
"Daddy Won't Let Mom Drive The Car" and "The Bright Side of Darkness" are available on Amazon in paperback and for Audible and Kindle download, and the latter was recently added to National Library Services (DBC 13147).
About the Disability Book Series:
The intent of this book reading series is to highlight authors with disabilities, disabled writers, and to interrogate ableism and societal conceptions of disability. We welcome any and all suggestions for future authors, free venues in San Francisco, and feedback as to how our events can be more accessible, inclusive, or generally better at DisabilityBookSeries@gmail.com.
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The events for the upcoming week are read aloud on our event hotline every Friday, which can be accessed by calling (415)694-7325.
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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.