Calendar

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

Events in January 2022

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Dec 26(1 event)

(All day): Winter Holiday Break

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Dec 27(1 event)

(All day): Winter Holiday Break

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Dec 22 Jan 2

Dec 28(1 event)

(All day): Winter Holiday Break

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Dec 22 Jan 2

Dec 29(1 event)

(All day): Winter Holiday Break

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Dec 22 Jan 2

Dec 30(1 event)

(All day): Winter Holiday Break

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Dec 22 Jan 2

Dec 31(1 event)

(All day): Winter Holiday Break

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Jan 1(1 event)

(All day): Winter Holiday Break

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(All day): Winter Holiday Break

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Jan 17(1 event)

(All day): LightHouse Closed for Martin Luther King Day

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Jan 17

LightHouse will be closed to observe Martin Luther Kind Day on Monday, January 17, 2022.

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Jan 20(2 events)

2:00 pm: Tecnología para Todos


Jan 20

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.

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 salbers@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7331.

Jan 21(3 events)

12:00 pm: 2022 Holman Prize for Blind Ambition Applications Open


Jan 21

Now in its sixth year, the Holman Prize for Blind Ambition awards up to $25,000 each to three blind people with ideas that will challenge misconceptions about blindness worldwide. If you will be at least 18 years of age by October 1, 2022 and are blind or legally blind, you can apply. Applications open on Friday, January 21 at noon Pacific Standard Time or GMT/UTC -8.

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

8:00 pm: Spanish Audio Described Movie Club


Jan 21

When: Friday January 21, 2022 from 8:00 – 10:30 PM

Who: Blind and low-vision teens and young adults

RSVP: Contact Daisy Soto at dsoto@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7328

Looking for something new to do on Friday night’s? We’re excited to announce a new Spanish audio described movie club for teens and young adults. Whether you’re a fluent speaker or just want to brush up on some Spanish skills and connect with friends over an action-packed movie, we hope you’ll join us on January 22nd for this new program premier!

For our first gathering we will be watching Black Widow, a Marvel thriller about Avenger Natasha Romanoff and her past as a spy.

*Note: Black Widow is rated PG-13 for “intense sequences of violence/action, some language, and thematic material.”*

Reunion de Audio Descripción en Español

Cuando: Enero 22 2022 8:00 – 10:30 P.M.

Quién: jóvenes ciegos y de baja vista.

RSVP: Para registrarse, contacten a Daisy Soto dsoto@lighthouse-sf.org o 415-694-7328

Buscando algo nuevo que hacer los viernes por la tarde? Estamos muy emocionados de presentar nuestro nuevo programa para jóvenes, una reunión para mirar películas con audio descripción en español! No importa si son fluidos en español, o si simplemente quieren practicar el idioma un poco más conviviendo con amigos y mirando una nueva película. Espero que todos nos puedan acompañar para el estreno de este nuevo programa.

Nuestra primera película será Black Widow, la historia de Natasha Romanoff Y su pasado como espía.

*Nota: esta película es clasificada PG 13 por lenguaje y algunas escenas de violencia.*

Jan 22
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Jan 24(1 event)

(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 jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.

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Jan 28(1 event)

4:00 pm: Una tarde de Deportes con Flor Jimenez


Jan 28

Una tarde de deportes con Flor Jimenez

Cuándo: 28 de enero 2022 de 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Dónde: Por Zoom. pueden agregarse usando una computadora, tableta, o teléfono.

Mirando y jugando deportes siempre ha sido un tema muy popular en latinoamérica, pero ustedes se han preguntado como la gente ciega y de baja vista participa en deportes en estas partes del mundo? Acompáñenos este enero para una conversación sobre la variedad de deportes populares que existen, y historias de cómo atletas de países como Colombia están trabajando para avanzar sus nombres como atletas y asegurarse que otra gente ciega y de baja vista tenga la oportunidad des participar.

Con preguntas o para registrarse contacten a Esmeralda Soto esoto@lighthouse-sf.org o 415-694-7323

* Por favor regístrense antes del jueves 27 de enero.*

An Evening about Sports with Flor Jimenez

When: January 28 2022 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Where: Virtual over Zoom, you can access Zoom on a phone, tablet, or computer.

Whether you’re watching, playing, or coaching them, sports are a very popular interest throughout Latin-America. But have you ever wondered about the various opportunities for blind athletes in this part of the world? Join us this January for what is sure to be a fascinating conversation about popular sports for the blind, and how disabled athletes from countries such as Colombia are working to make them more accessible while building a name for themselves in the world of sports.

With questions or to RSVP contact Esmeralda Soto at esoto@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7323

*Please RSVP by Thursday January 27*

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Feb 1(1 event)

10:00 am: LightHouse and AARP Tax Support


Feb 1

LightHouse is partnering with AARP’s Tax-Aide Program to provide free tax filing support at 1155 Market Street this tax filing season. AARP will be at LightHouse HQ on Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 1 – April 15. Appointments are required and they can be made for 10 am, 11:15 am, and 12:30 pm. Appointments can be scheduled by leaving a voicemail at 415 – 694 – 7648 or completing this form: https://forms.office.com/r/GfZJ4wRnGV

Due to the “red” level of COVID-19 spread that the CDC has determined SF to be in, this will be a “same day drop off” structure. Tax payers will come to 1155 and drop off their materials with AARP tax preparers. They will then wait in MPR C or Reception while their taxes are being prepared. They may leave but it is preferred that they stay. The appointments are scheduled for one hour and fifteen minutes and most taxes will be able to be completed in that time.

This is open to anyone who needs support filing their federal and CA state tax returns for the tax years 2021, 2020, and 2019 (note: each year requires a separate appointment). There is no requirement based on age, income level, or SF residency.

Please bring with you: 

  • Your tax paperwork you’ve received in the mail
  • A copy of your social security card
  • A copy of your photo ID
  • If you are eligible for a refund and would like it deposited directly into your account, please bring a voided check

COVID-19 Requirements:

  • Masks must be worn at all times. The Centers for Disease Control and the State of California are recommending that you double mask or wear an N95 mask. LightHouse will provide a second disposable mask if needed to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff and volunteers.
  • We will be practicing physical distancing at this location

There are some specific requirements and not all taxes will be able to be completed by AARP volunteers, these will be addressed when the appointments are made.

If you have any questions, please call 415 -694 -7648. Thank you.

Feb 2
Feb 3(2 events)

10:00 am: LightHouse and AARP Tax Support


Feb 3

LightHouse is partnering with AARP’s Tax-Aide Program to provide free tax filing support at 1155 Market Street this tax filing season. AARP will be at LightHouse HQ on Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 1 – April 15. Appointments are required and they can be made for 10 am, 11:15 am, and 12:30 pm. Appointments can be scheduled by leaving a voicemail at 415 – 694 – 7648 or completing this form: https://forms.office.com/r/GfZJ4wRnGV

Due to the “red” level of COVID-19 spread that the CDC has determined SF to be in, this will be a “same day drop off” structure. Tax payers will come to 1155 and drop off their materials with AARP tax preparers. They will then wait in MPR C or Reception while their taxes are being prepared. They may leave but it is preferred that they stay. The appointments are scheduled for one hour and fifteen minutes and most taxes will be able to be completed in that time.

This is open to anyone who needs support filing their federal and CA state tax returns for the tax years 2021, 2020, and 2019 (note: each year requires a separate appointment). There is no requirement based on age, income level, or SF residency.

Please bring with you: 

  • Your tax paperwork you’ve received in the mail
  • A copy of your social security card
  • A copy of your photo ID
  • If you are eligible for a refund and would like it deposited directly into your account, please bring a voided check

COVID-19 Requirements:

  • Masks must be worn at all times. The Centers for Disease Control and the State of California are recommending that you double mask or wear an N95 mask. LightHouse will provide a second disposable mask if needed to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff and volunteers.
  • We will be practicing physical distancing at this location

There are some specific requirements and not all taxes will be able to be completed by AARP volunteers, these will be addressed when the appointments are made.

If you have any questions, please call 415 -694 -7648. Thank you.

2:00 pm: Tecnología para Todos


Feb 3

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!

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 the LightHouse’s 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.

This event will be conducted using the Zoom platform. You can connect to Zoom using a computer, an app, or by dialing in from any phone.

Feb 4
Feb 5(1 event)

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: https://tinyurl.com/bucz64zj

If you have any questions concerning this year’s event, please email at LowenfeldAkeson@gmail.com 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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