LightHouse will be closed on Juneteenth (June 19).

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6:00 pm: 30% & Growing Goes Virtual

Jan 20

It is time to get geared up for 2021! Have you set any new employment goals for the new year? Have you thought about what strategies you will use to achieve these goals? Brainstorming with your fellow 30% peers can help! Are you currently working in your dream job? Share with the rest of us how you reached that place. We can learn a lot from each other as we meet in the virtual pub!
To RSVP and receive Zoom access information, contact Community Outreach Coordinator, Sheri Albers at or 415-694-7331.

Jan 21(1 event)

5:00 pm: Virtual Bingo

Jan 21

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 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 or call 415-694-7618 where you can also direct your RSVP and request for Zoom access details.

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(All day): Cooking Creates Community

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Jan 24

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.

Recipe: Marshmallow Yams and Pineapple.
Who: Middle and Highschool students who 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
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 or by phone at 415-694-7372.

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9:00 am: Lowenfeld-Akeson Symposium

Feb 5

The Lowenfeld-Akeson Symposium is held every winter to educate service providers, families and students about new developments in the fields of pediatric ophthalmology, neurology and early childhood education of children who are blind or have low vision. It is named after two leading lights in the field of early childhood development, Dr. Berthold Lowenfeld and educator Nancy Akeson. For the past 26 years a number of California-based organizations in this field co-host the symposium and LightHouse is extremely proud to be one of this year’s hosts.

LightHouse board Chair Dr. Sharon Sacks, is a longtime and key organizer of this annual event to help inform professionals and families about best practices in the field of early education, from birth to seven years of age, of children who are blind, deafblind, have low vision or cerebral visual impairment.

This year’s Symposium is entitled “Digging Deeper: Exploring prematurity from visual diagnosis to active learning.” Distinguished speakers will be:

William V. Good, MD, Senior Clinical Research Scientist at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute (SKERI), who will speak on The ABCs of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

Douglas Fredrick, MD, Director of the Elk’s Children Eye Clinic at the Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University, who will speak on Cortical Visual Impairment in the Premature Infant: Seeing In/Looking Out

Patty Obrzut, MS, OTR/L, Assistant Director of the Pendrickton Center for Blind Children, who will speak on Active Learning: Promoting independence and learning in children with multiple special needs

There will be Q&A sessions with each of our presenters.

This event is taking place on Saturday, February 5 over Zoom, from 9.00 am to 3:00 pm. If you are a professional in the early development field, a student interested in the area or a family of a child who is blind or has low vision, this stimulating and thought-provoking event is for you.

The cost is $20 for families and students, and $40 for professionals.

Join a supportive cohort of interested people to learn the latest thinking in this field. You can register here:

If you have any questions concerning this year’s event, please email at or call, Jacqueline Barden, at 415-694-7366.

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.

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