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Events in September 2022

  • Create in Community (in-person)

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    Create in Community (in-person)


    Sep 1

    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 September, we will create and decorate a unique selection of book structures from tunnel books to one-page zines, pamphlet stitched bindings and more.

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

  • Labor Day Holiday (LightHouse closed)

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    Labor Day Holiday (LightHouse closed)

    (All day)
    Sep 5

  • 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)


    Sep 7

    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.

    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)


    Sep 8

    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 September, we will create and decorate a unique selection of book structures from tunnel books to one-page zines, pamphlet stitched bindings and more.

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

  • Rafting and Overnight Camp-Out with ETC

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    Rafting and Overnight Camp-Out with ETC


    Sep 10 Sep 11

    As we make are way into fall, the LightHouse invites students of all ages to join us for our next adventure with Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC). This time we head east to the South Fork of the American River for an overnight camp-out and whitewater rafting adventure with your blind and low vision friends.

    Our trip will depart from the Ed Roberts Campus Saturday, September 10 at 1:00 pm when we will head up to the ETC Camp in Lotus, California where we will make dinner as a group and enjoy an evening under the stars. The next morning, after we make breakfast, our day long paddle will begin. After a fun day on the water lead by our experienced ETC Guides, our group will make the trip back to Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley in the evening. This trip is open for youth and adults ages 14 and up and is $150.00 per participant. This includes, rafting equipment, overnight camp-out, transportation to the rafting site, and meals throughout the adventure.

    Who: Youth and Adults who are blind or have low vision (ages 14 and up)

    What: Whitewater Rafting and Overnight Camp-out

    When: Depart from the Ed Roberts Campus at 1:00 pm Saturday, September 10 and return to the same space 8:30 pm Sunday, September 11

    Where: South Fork of the American River and ETC’s Overnight Camp located in Lotus, CA

    Waiver: Each participant must complete and submit both a LightHouse and Environmental Travel Companions form

    Cost: The cost of the event is $150.00 per participant. This fee includes, rafting equipment, overnight camp-out, transportation to the rafting site, meals and snacks throughout the adventure. Spots will only be reserved once payment and the two signed waivers are received.

    Transportation: Round trip shuttle for this outing from the Ed Roberts Campus is available for those who request a space when they RSVP. Individuals who do not need transportation from the Bay Area may arrange transportation to meet us at the River Camp.

    RSVP: Contact Jamey Gump By September 3rd. Please note – Space is limited and one’s spot will not be confirmed until all payment and paperwork for this trip is submitted. Please also confirm your transportation needs when RSVP’ing.

    If you are interested in joining us, please contact Youth Services Coordinator Jamey Gump no later than September 3 by email at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.

  • Rafting and Overnight Camp-Out with ETC

    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.

    Rafting and Overnight Camp-Out with ETC


    Sep 10 Sep 11

    As we make are way into fall, the LightHouse invites students of all ages to join us for our next adventure with Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC). This time we head east to the South Fork of the American River for an overnight camp-out and whitewater rafting adventure with your blind and low vision friends.

    Our trip will depart from the Ed Roberts Campus Saturday, September 10 at 1:00 pm when we will head up to the ETC Camp in Lotus, California where we will make dinner as a group and enjoy an evening under the stars. The next morning, after we make breakfast, our day long paddle will begin. After a fun day on the water lead by our experienced ETC Guides, our group will make the trip back to Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley in the evening. This trip is open for youth and adults ages 14 and up and is $150.00 per participant. This includes, rafting equipment, overnight camp-out, transportation to the rafting site, and meals throughout the adventure.

    Who: Youth and Adults who are blind or have low vision (ages 14 and up)

    What: Whitewater Rafting and Overnight Camp-out

    When: Depart from the Ed Roberts Campus at 1:00 pm Saturday, September 10 and return to the same space 8:30 pm Sunday, September 11

    Where: South Fork of the American River and ETC’s Overnight Camp located in Lotus, CA

    Waiver: Each participant must complete and submit both a LightHouse and Environmental Travel Companions form

    Cost: The cost of the event is $150.00 per participant. This fee includes, rafting equipment, overnight camp-out, transportation to the rafting site, meals and snacks throughout the adventure. Spots will only be reserved once payment and the two signed waivers are received.

    Transportation: Round trip shuttle for this outing from the Ed Roberts Campus is available for those who request a space when they RSVP. Individuals who do not need transportation from the Bay Area may arrange transportation to meet us at the River Camp.

    RSVP: Contact Jamey Gump By September 3rd. Please note – Space is limited and one’s spot will not be confirmed until all payment and paperwork for this trip is submitted. Please also confirm your transportation needs when RSVP’ing.

    If you are interested in joining us, please contact Youth Services Coordinator Jamey Gump no later than September 3 by email at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.

  • 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)


    Sep 12

    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)


    Sep 14

    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.

    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)


    Sep 15

    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 September, we will create and decorate a unique selection of book structures from tunnel books to one-page zines, pamphlet stitched bindings and more.

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

  • Virtual Bingo (online)

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    Virtual Bingo (online)


    Sep 16

    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.

  • Polishing in the Park: LightHouse Student Woodworkers Club (in-person)

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    Polishing in the Park: LightHouse Student Woodworkers Club (in-person)


    Sep 17

    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, September 17 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Where: Lake Merritt Amphitheater @ Lake Merritt (near the intersection of Lake Merritt Blvd and 11th St)
    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 students who RSVP by Friday September 16.

  • Axis Audio-Described Dance Performance: "Adelante" (in-person)

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    Axis Audio-Described Dance Performance: "Adelante" (in-person)


    Sep 18

    Join us for an afternoon of dance including a pre-show haptic experience with world acclaimed mixed ability dance troupe, AXIS Dance Company.

    Named after the Spanish word for both “forward” and “go ahead”, the three works in Adelante all find common ground in the triumph of the human spirit. The first piece is Breathe Again by AIXS Artistic Director, Nadia Adame, which “explores the most suffocating parts of our collective and individual journeys.” The second is Tread by Ben Levine, “a joyful exploration of momentum, friction, and gravity that uses wheeled children’s toys to level the playing field between disabled and non-disabled dancers.” The third piece is by Asun Noales and “digs into the desires, pleasures, and delights of human relationships.”

    Gravity Access will be offering audio description live during this performance and a haptic experience with props and dancers will take place on hour prior to the show.

    The performance will take place at ODC Theater located at 3153 17th Street in San Francisco.

    They are offering us discounted tickets at $20 a person when you use the code, LIGHTHOUSE, available through the ODC Box office website. Purchase tickets to Adelante.

    You can also reach them by phone for assistance at 415-863-9834.

    ODC Theater COVID-19 safety: Each attendee mush show either a physical vaccination card, a photo of their card, or their digital vaccination QR code with photo ID. Masks are required.

    Sunday, September 18 from 12:45 pm to 4:00 pm

    RSVP to Maia Scott at Mscott@lighthouse-sf.org by September 11 and share if you or anyone in your party will join the haptic experience or would like an audio description headset for the performance.

  • 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)


    Sep 19

    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.

    Book Discussion: The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found (online)

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    Book Discussion: The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found (online)


    Sep 19

    One morning in late 2017, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni woke up with strangely blurred vision. He wondered at first if some goo or gunk had worked its way into his right eye. But this was no fleeting annoyance, no fixable inconvenience. Overnight, a rare stroke had cut off blood to one of his optic nerves, rendering him functionally blind in that eye - forever. And he soon learned from doctors that the same disorder could ravage his left eye, too. He could lose his sight altogether.

    Join us as we discuss Bruni’s moving memoir about aging, affliction, and optimism after partially losing his eyesight. This book is available on Braille and Audio Reading Download (DBC 16707).

    RSVP by 5:00 pm on September 19 to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-760

  • 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)


    Sep 21

    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.

    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)


    Sep 22

    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 September, we will create and decorate a unique selection of book structures from tunnel books to one-page zines, pamphlet stitched bindings and more.

    RSVP to Maia Scott at MScott@lighthouse-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)


    Sep 26

    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)


    Sep 28

    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.

    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)


    Sep 29

    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 September, we will create and decorate a unique selection of book structures from tunnel books to one-page zines, pamphlet stitched bindings and more.

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

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!