Calendar

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

Events in June 2024

  • The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)

    The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)


    Jun 3

    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.

    Vision, Peer-led Support Group (online)

    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.

  • Exercise Class at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)

    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. 

    Tap Dance at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)

    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.

    LightHouse Youth Listen and Lounge (online)

    LightHouse Youth Listen and Lounge (online)


    Jun 4

    Are you a teen or young adult who is blind, visually impaired, or low vision? Are you searching for an enjoyable and meaningful way to connect with peers who share your experiences? Look no further! Join The LightHouse Youth Program for our monthly social gathering over Zoom, where blind and low vision youth come together for an unforgettable evening of connection and camaraderie.

    Each month, we curate an exciting lineup of virtual activities, including games, trivia challenges, karaoke sessions, and more! But our gatherings are about more than just having fun; they're about fostering genuine connections within the blind and low vision community. Additionally, our events may feature special guest mentors or presenters who offer valuable insights and experiences, enriching our discussions and supporting personal growth.

    Most importantly, it's an opportunity for youth to connect with other blind and low vision individuals who understand their journey. Whether you are a trivia aficionado, a karaoke enthusiast, or simply eager to meet new friends, our monthly gatherings offer something for everyone.

    Mark your calendars for the First Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm, and RSVP with the LightHouse Youth team by emailing Youth@lighthouse-sf.org. Join us as we come together to laugh, learn, and forge lasting connections. Your seat at the virtual table awaits – we can't wait to meet you!

    Who: Blind and Low Vision Teens and Young Adults
    What: Monthly social gathering over Zoom where blind and low vision youth connect over games, trivia, karaoke, and other virtual activities, fostering lasting connections in the blind and low vision community
    When: First Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm (May 7th, June 4th, July, 2th, August 6th)
    Where: Anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
    RSVP: through our online RSVP form or by emailing the Youth Team at Youth@lighthouse-sf.org.

    If you're interested in our Listen and Lounge series, have questions about our Youth Programs, or would like to sign up for LightHouse services, please don't hesitate to reach out to our youth team at Youth@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)

    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.

    Gratitude-VIBES: June 2024 (online)

    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.

    Goalball with BORP (in-person)

    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.

  • Exercise Class at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)

    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. 

    Mobile Make Art Activation with the Museum of Craft and Design (in-person)

    Mobile Make Art Activation with the Museum of Craft and Design (in-person)


    Jun 6

    The Museum of Craft and Design returns to LightHouse.

    Our Mobile Make Art Activation for June features a project inspired by LightHouse community art participants expressing a desire to show work in the community that expresses the diverse ways we seGe the world beyond the label of blindness. Join us to create a collage square using tactile materials that will be integrated into an interactive collaboration. You will also have the opportunity to share a bit of your story with MCD staff who will include it on the back of your piece, readable with a Pen Friend. The finished work will travel with the Make Art program throughout San Francisco where people of all ages and abilities will have the chance to experience it haptically and audibly. This is a great chance to be seen and heard in a unique way. We hope to generate at least nine squares. Please consider sharing your voice and your wisdom to help bring the project to life.

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

     

  • 2024 Sea Kayaking and Overnight Camping with ETC (in-person)

    2024 Sea Kayaking and Overnight Camping with ETC (in-person)

    (All day)
    Jun 8 Jun 9

    Saturday, June 8, from 8:15 am to Sunday, June 9 at 4:30 am

    Calling all blind and low vision teens and young adults! Embark on an unforgettable journey with LightHouse friends from Environmental travel Companions ETC as we explore the tranquil waters of Tomales Bay through an exhilarating sea kayaking excursion followed by an overnight camping experience on a scenic beach. Do not miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with nature, learn new skills, and make lasting memories with fellow adventurers! Reserve your place today!

    Starting from the picturesque Heart’s Desire Beach in Tomales Bay State Park, our kayaking adventure will take you through the tranquil waters surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Whether you are a seasoned paddler or new to kayaking, our experienced guides will provide the necessary instruction and support to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. After a day of paddling, we will set up camp on a scenic beach, where you will have the opportunity to unwind, bond with fellow adventurers, and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Share stories around the campfire and create memories that will last a lifetime. Do not miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore the wonders of Tomales Bay while building confidence and independence in a supportive environment. Spaces are limited, so secure your place today by contacting us to sign up. Prepare to embark on an adventure of a lifetime with LightHouse and ETC. We look forward to seeing you on the water!

    For more information about the ETC Sea Kayaking Program please visit – The ETC Sea Kayaking Program Page

    Who: blind and low vision teen and young adults
    What: kayaking and overnight camping trip ETC in Tomeles Bay
    When: Saturday, June 8th 8:15 am to Sunday, June 9th 4:30 pm
    Where: Kayaking trip will start and end at Heart’s Desire Beach in Tomales Bay State Park

    Transportation: optional round-trip shuttle from LightHouse Headquarters @ 1155 Market St. to our Kayaking launch site at Heart’s Desire Beach in Tomales Bay State Park

    Cost: The cost of the trip is $150.00 per student and includes lunch, kayaking equipment, and orientation lessons taught by experienced kayaking guides (limited scholarships available)

    RSVP: Students must submit payment and ALL necessary paperwork before one's spot in the trip will be confirmed. The deadline to sign up for this trip is Friday, May 31th.

    For more details and to register, please reach out to Jamey Gump by phone: (415) 694-7372 or email: youth@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • 2024 Sea Kayaking and Overnight Camping with ETC (in-person)

    2024 Sea Kayaking and Overnight Camping with ETC (in-person)

    (All day)
    Jun 8 Jun 9

    Saturday, June 8, from 8:15 am to Sunday, June 9 at 4:30 am

    Calling all blind and low vision teens and young adults! Embark on an unforgettable journey with LightHouse friends from Environmental travel Companions ETC as we explore the tranquil waters of Tomales Bay through an exhilarating sea kayaking excursion followed by an overnight camping experience on a scenic beach. Do not miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with nature, learn new skills, and make lasting memories with fellow adventurers! Reserve your place today!

    Starting from the picturesque Heart’s Desire Beach in Tomales Bay State Park, our kayaking adventure will take you through the tranquil waters surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Whether you are a seasoned paddler or new to kayaking, our experienced guides will provide the necessary instruction and support to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. After a day of paddling, we will set up camp on a scenic beach, where you will have the opportunity to unwind, bond with fellow adventurers, and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Share stories around the campfire and create memories that will last a lifetime. Do not miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore the wonders of Tomales Bay while building confidence and independence in a supportive environment. Spaces are limited, so secure your place today by contacting us to sign up. Prepare to embark on an adventure of a lifetime with LightHouse and ETC. We look forward to seeing you on the water!

    For more information about the ETC Sea Kayaking Program please visit – The ETC Sea Kayaking Program Page

    Who: blind and low vision teen and young adults
    What: kayaking and overnight camping trip ETC in Tomeles Bay
    When: Saturday, June 8th 8:15 am to Sunday, June 9th 4:30 pm
    Where: Kayaking trip will start and end at Heart’s Desire Beach in Tomales Bay State Park

    Transportation: optional round-trip shuttle from LightHouse Headquarters @ 1155 Market St. to our Kayaking launch site at Heart’s Desire Beach in Tomales Bay State Park

    Cost: The cost of the trip is $150.00 per student and includes lunch, kayaking equipment, and orientation lessons taught by experienced kayaking guides (limited scholarships available)

    RSVP: Students must submit payment and ALL necessary paperwork before one's spot in the trip will be confirmed. The deadline to sign up for this trip is Friday, May 31th.

    For more details and to register, please reach out to Jamey Gump by phone: (415) 694-7372 or email: youth@lighthouse-sf.org.

    Enchanted Hills Camp - DeafBlind Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

    Enchanted Hills Camp - DeafBlind Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

    (All day)
    Jun 9 Jun 13

    This session is full. 

    DeafBlind Camp is for adults 18 years and older with both some visual impairment and deafness. One of the great attractions of the session is the free flow of communication using American Sign Language, tactile sign language, spoken English and amplified sound.

  • Enchanted Hills Camp - DeafBlind Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

    Enchanted Hills Camp - DeafBlind Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

    (All day)
    Jun 9 Jun 13

    This session is full. 

    DeafBlind Camp is for adults 18 years and older with both some visual impairment and deafness. One of the great attractions of the session is the free flow of communication using American Sign Language, tactile sign language, spoken English and amplified sound.

    The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)

    The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)


    Jun 10

    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.

    Toastmasters: LightHouse Visionaries (online)

    Toastmasters: LightHouse Visionaries (online)


    Jun 10

    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.

  • Enchanted Hills Camp - DeafBlind Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

    Enchanted Hills Camp - DeafBlind Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

    (All day)
    Jun 9 Jun 13

    This session is full. 

    DeafBlind Camp is for adults 18 years and older with both some visual impairment and deafness. One of the great attractions of the session is the free flow of communication using American Sign Language, tactile sign language, spoken English and amplified sound.

    Exercise Class at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)

    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. 

    Tap Dance at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)

    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.

    Los Visionarios (in-person)

    Los Visionarios (in-person)


    Jun 11

    This is a Spanish language social group that meets once a month on every 2nd Tuesday. Beginning, April 9, 2024 the group will alternate the meeting location between the San Francisco Public Library and LightHouse every other month. And feel free to stick around for the Spanish Book Club right after this at 2:00 pm.

    Please contact Esmeralda Soto 415-694-7323 or via e-mail at ESoto@lighthouse-sf.org for any additional information.

    Este es un grupo social de habla hispana que se reúne una vez al mes cada 2 martes. A partir del 9 de abril de 2024, el grupo alternará el lugar de reunión entre la Biblioteca Pública de San Francisco y LightHouse.

    También si quieren acompañarnos para el club de libros será a las 2 PM después de Los Visionarios.

    Comuníquese con Esmeralda Soto al 415-694-7323 o por correo electrónico al ESoto@lighthouse-sf.org para cualquier información adicional

    Spanish Book Club (in-person)

    Spanish Book Club (in-person)


    Jun 11

    This is a Spanish language book club that meets once a month on every 2nd Tuesday. Beginning, April 9, 2024 the group will alternate the meeting location between the San Francisco Public Library and LightHouse. If you’re available, you can also join us for Los Visionarios, the Spanish language social group that meets in the same place just before this at 1:00 pm.

    Please contact Esmeralda Soto 415-694-7323 or via e-mail at ESoto@lighthouse-sf.org for any additional information

    Este es un club de lectura en español que se reúne una vez al mes cada 2º martes. A partir del 9 de abril de 2024, el grupo alternará el lugar de reunión entre la Biblioteca Pública de San Francisco y LightHouse. Si están disponibles por favor de acompañarnos para el grupo social de Los Visionarios aquí mismo a las 1 PM

    Comuníquese con Esmeralda Soto al 415-694-7323 o por correo electrónico al ESoto@lighthouse-sf.org para cualquier información adicional

  • Enchanted Hills Camp - DeafBlind Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

    Enchanted Hills Camp - DeafBlind Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

    (All day)
    Jun 9 Jun 13

    This session is full. 

    DeafBlind Camp is for adults 18 years and older with both some visual impairment and deafness. One of the great attractions of the session is the free flow of communication using American Sign Language, tactile sign language, spoken English and amplified sound.

    Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)

    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.

    Gratitude-VIBES: June 2024 (online)

    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.

    Goalball with BORP (in-person)

    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.

  • Enchanted Hills Camp - DeafBlind Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

    Enchanted Hills Camp - DeafBlind Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

    (All day)
    Jun 9 Jun 13

    This session is full. 

    DeafBlind Camp is for adults 18 years and older with both some visual impairment and deafness. One of the great attractions of the session is the free flow of communication using American Sign Language, tactile sign language, spoken English and amplified sound.

    Exercise Class at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)

    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. 

    Create In Community Art Class (in-person)

    Create In Community Art Class (in-person)


    Jun 13

    Join us in the 11th floor craft room at LightHouse San Francisco for an open studio to finish out your existing projects before Create in Community goes on hiatus until the start of August. We will finish painting air-dry projects, prep materials to take home and continue making cordage, fine-tune mixed media creations and decide what to take home. Join us to finish what you started or to have a look at what we have been creating.

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

  • Enchanted Hills Camp - Little Learners Family Camp (in-person)

    Enchanted Hills Camp - Little Learners Family Camp (in-person)

    (All day)
    Jun 14 Jun 16

    LightHouse Little Learners camp is for Little Learner students and former students who are 2.5 through 6 years old and their families.  Families will have the opportunity to connect with other Little Learner families while exploring outdoors, learning through play, sensory fun, and whole-family activities for all abilities. Due to demand, priority is given to first-time Little Learner campers.  Families who are not eligible for Little Learner camp, or who have already attended twice, are encouraged to register for EHC Family Camps, which are open to all ages.

    If you are interested in Little Learners Family Camp, please fill out the Little Learners Family Camp RSVP form. Once it’s reviewed, if you are determined eligible, you will be sent the full Little Learners session application.

    If you are having questions, please email please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org.

    Museum of Craft and Design: MakeArt Accessible Morning (in-person)

    Museum of Craft and Design: MakeArt Accessible Morning (in-person)


    Jun 14

    Location: Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street (on the T SF Muni line)

    Join the Museum of Craft and Design for an exclusive look – and feel – of their current exhibits, “Indie Folk” and "Mr. Roboto"  Enjoy crafting with prompts and materials inspired by the exhibits, participate in discussions about select audio described works on display and touch art and artifacts from the exhibits. Bring a friend and enjoy a smaller museum space with a relaxed and supportive staff who are ready to help or talk about art.

    Ticket prices are between $0 and $5.

    Get tickets to the Museum of Craft and Design MakeArt Accessible Morning.

    Get more detailed information about happenings during the MakeArt Accessible Morning.

    After you purchase your tickets (or if you have questions), RSVP to Maia Scott at MScott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

  • Enchanted Hills Camp - Little Learners Family Camp (in-person)

    Enchanted Hills Camp - Little Learners Family Camp (in-person)

    (All day)
    Jun 14 Jun 16

    LightHouse Little Learners camp is for Little Learner students and former students who are 2.5 through 6 years old and their families.  Families will have the opportunity to connect with other Little Learner families while exploring outdoors, learning through play, sensory fun, and whole-family activities for all abilities. Due to demand, priority is given to first-time Little Learner campers.  Families who are not eligible for Little Learner camp, or who have already attended twice, are encouraged to register for EHC Family Camps, which are open to all ages.

    If you are interested in Little Learners Family Camp, please fill out the Little Learners Family Camp RSVP form. Once it’s reviewed, if you are determined eligible, you will be sent the full Little Learners session application.

    If you are having questions, please email please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Enchanted Hills Camp - Little Learners Family Camp (in-person)

    Enchanted Hills Camp - Little Learners Family Camp (in-person)

    (All day)
    Jun 14 Jun 16

    LightHouse Little Learners camp is for Little Learner students and former students who are 2.5 through 6 years old and their families.  Families will have the opportunity to connect with other Little Learner families while exploring outdoors, learning through play, sensory fun, and whole-family activities for all abilities. Due to demand, priority is given to first-time Little Learner campers.  Families who are not eligible for Little Learner camp, or who have already attended twice, are encouraged to register for EHC Family Camps, which are open to all ages.

    If you are interested in Little Learners Family Camp, please fill out the Little Learners Family Camp RSVP form. Once it’s reviewed, if you are determined eligible, you will be sent the full Little Learners session application.

    If you are having questions, please email please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)

    The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)


    Jun 17

    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.

    Vision, Peer-led Support Group (online)

    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.

  • Exercise Class at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)

    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. 

    Tap Dance at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)

    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.

  • Juneteenth Holiday (LightHouse closed)

    Juneteenth Holiday (LightHouse closed)

    (All day)
    Jun 19

    Goalball with BORP (in-person)

    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.

  • Exercise Class at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)

    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. 

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

    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.

  • 30% and Growing (in-person)

    30% and Growing (in-person)


    Jun 21

    Where: Fieldwork Brewing, 1160 6th Street, Berkeley, 94710

    The 30% and Growing crowd heads across the Bay Bridge and into West Berkeley this month, and will be gathering at Fieldwork Brewing.

    You can get to Fieldwork by catching the 72 bus outside of the El Cerrito Plaza Station and getting off at Harrison Street, or taking the 72R from one of the many BART stations it stops at and stopping at Gilman Street. If you would like to join us for part of the commute, we will be meeting folks outside the El Cerrito Plaza BART station at 5:20 PM, just let us know before the event! Hope to see you all there!

    Note: This restaurant is wheelchair accessible.

    RSVP: To Daisy Soto at DSoto@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7328

  • Community Drum Circle and Rain Stick Making (in-person)

    Community Drum Circle and Rain Stick Making (in-person)


    Jun 22

    Lighthouse San Francisco fitness room and craft room

    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 rain sticks from tubes, chicken wire and found materials to create a softer, gentler sounding experience.

    Wear comfortable clothes and bring a lunch.

    At 2:30, you will leave the Lighthouse with a spring in your step and a rain stick in hand.

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

  • Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

    Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

    (All day)
    Jun 24 Jun 29

    Designed for active adults 21 years and older who are blind or visually impaired, adult campers enjoy quintessential camp activities as well as nighttime programs such as dancing to live music, casino night and a talent show.

    RSVP for Adult Camp Session

    If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

    The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)

    The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)


    Jun 24

    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.

  • Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

    Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

    (All day)
    Jun 24 Jun 29

    Designed for active adults 21 years and older who are blind or visually impaired, adult campers enjoy quintessential camp activities as well as nighttime programs such as dancing to live music, casino night and a talent show.

    RSVP for Adult Camp Session

    If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

    Exercise Class at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)

    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. 

    Tap Dance at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)

    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.

  • Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

    Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

    (All day)
    Jun 24 Jun 29

    Designed for active adults 21 years and older who are blind or visually impaired, adult campers enjoy quintessential camp activities as well as nighttime programs such as dancing to live music, casino night and a talent show.

    RSVP for Adult Camp Session

    If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

    Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)

    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.

  • Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

    Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

    (All day)
    Jun 24 Jun 29

    Designed for active adults 21 years and older who are blind or visually impaired, adult campers enjoy quintessential camp activities as well as nighttime programs such as dancing to live music, casino night and a talent show.

    RSVP for Adult Camp Session

    If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

    Exercise Class at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)

    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. 

  • Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

    Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

    (All day)
    Jun 24 Jun 29

    Designed for active adults 21 years and older who are blind or visually impaired, adult campers enjoy quintessential camp activities as well as nighttime programs such as dancing to live music, casino night and a talent show.

    RSVP for Adult Camp Session

    If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

    Picnic at Earle Baum Center (in-person)

    Picnic at Earle Baum Center (in-person)


    Jun 28

    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: The first picnic June 28th is sponsored by a family friend of past client Elizabeth Cooley. The menu is catered bbq ribs, chicken and portobello mushrooms, baked beans, potato salad, cornbread and ice cream for dessert.
    How: To sponsor a picnic with your financial support and help plan the menu, Contact: Patricia at 707-523-3222.
    RSVP by June 21 for the June 28 picnic by calling 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

  • Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

    Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

    (All day)
    Jun 24 Jun 29

    Designed for active adults 21 years and older who are blind or visually impaired, adult campers enjoy quintessential camp activities as well as nighttime programs such as dancing to live music, casino night and a talent show.

    RSVP for Adult Camp Session

    If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

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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