Calendar

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

The week's events

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Apr 21(1 event)

11:00 am: Descriptive Tour at BAMPFA: Explore Black Artists (in-person)


Apr 21

Karen Bennet at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) invites you to join her to Explore Black Artists in BAMPFA's permanent Collection. “What Has Been and What Could Be” is the first in a series of year-long exhibitions exploring aspects of BAMPFA's collections, allowing an opportunity to appreciate long-time favorites and recent acquisitions alike and to reflect on the meaning of building a collection. Works by Black artists in the exhibition date from 1863, with a concentration of work made in the early 1970s and in the decades since, and an historic bequest of quilts by African-American artists received in 2019.

In this descriptive tour, led by associate curator for education Karen Bennett, we'll discuss work in drawing, painting, textile, sculpture and photography by Black artists in the museum's collection.

UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center Street, Berkeley CA 94720

Many of us will have lunch after the exhibit at a lovely Persian restaurant two blocks from BAMPFA. Remember our motto: Come for the Art. Stay for the food! If you plan to attend the tour, or you want to join us for lunch, let Stan know at syarnell@comcast.net.

Apr 22(3 events)

9:00 am: Introduction to Mind/Body Meditation at Earle Baum Center (online)


Apr 22

Discussion of types of meditation practices and guided meditation. Facilitators are Patricia Jefferson and Mini Sage, who is a certified meditation instructor. For more information, contact Patricia Jefferson at jefferson@earlebaum.org or 707-523-3222.

9:30 am: The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)


Apr 22

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 contact Andrew Martinez at AMartinez@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7642.

1:00 pm: Music and Poetry at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)


Apr 22

Music and Poetry Group is offered on the second and fourth Monday of the month.

If you wish to have your favorite music, song, poem or an original work, presented at the group, celebrating all styles and eras, please submit your selection to Patricia 4 days prior to the group.   We will ask for a brief introduction to your choice, we will all listen together with time for discussion.

There is a $20.00 fee each month with payment due prior to the 2nd Monday of each month. Please register online or call our office at to register.

Music and Poetry class at EBC is presented by Patricia Jefferson, Vision Rehabilitation Instructor, who has a lifelong passion for music and poetry. To RSVP, please contact Patricia at jefferson@earlebaum.org or 707-523-3222.

 

Apr 23(2 events)

1:00 pm: The Blind Telephone Network for Blind Veterans (dial-in)


Apr 23

Announcing the Blind Telephone Network 2024 program

The Blind Telephone network, originally founded by blind veterans, now is pleased to welcome all blind and low vision folks to join in phone calls will be held on Tuesday and Thursday of each week.

Tuesdays programs are what we call chit chat and chew the fat. During these sessions, most topics are acceptable; however, we refrain from discussing politics and religion. Prayer requests are acceptable, but will not be done during the call. This is a time for socializing, and sharing our experiences with blindness, in order to help others develop independence and self-confidence.

On Thursdays, we emphasize education, travel, technology, history, entertainment, and innovative role-models, etc.. These sessions will feature presenters on such topics as: Lewis and Clark's expedition, Mt. Rushmore, railroad history and the mob museum in Las Vegas, Nevada.We encourage suggestions for topics or locations from our participants.

All sessions last for one (1) hour and start on time.

The call in number is: 605-475-5620, and the access code is: 3789127#. If you plan to save these numbers in your contacts, I recommend inserting two (2) commas between the main number and the access code.

Those wishing to receive an e-mail reminder for upcoming sessions or links provided by the presenter, should:

Send an e-mail to Doc Eudaly at deteacha@sbcglobal.net. Please put your full name, phone number, and email address in the body of your e-mail.

Calls for 2024 will begin on Tuesday, January 9.

For Thursday, January 11, our initial program will be on the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC.  We hope to hear you on these free telephone calls, where you can both learn and contribute

On behalf of the founding members,

Douglas “Doc” Eudaly, PH,D

1-559-999-2625

 

2:00 pm: Tech Together April 2024: (online)


Apr 23

Join the Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times.

April 2: What's New in the World of Access Technology: Updates from CSUN
Join the Access Technology team and we'll share updates and insights after the 39th annual CSUN Assistive Technology conference.
RSVP online for What's New in the World of Access Technology: Updates from CSUN, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

April 9: All About iPads
The Access Technology team will discuss all iPad offerings from the iPad, to the Pro, to the Air, to the Mini. Join Tech Together and let's talk about these fantastic tablets!
RSVP online for All About iPads, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

April 16: The Envision Glasses, Featuring Ian Ramos
The LightHouse Access Technology team is honored and delighted to welcome back Ian Ramos of Access Ingenuity. Ian will be joining us to discuss features of the Envision glasses.
RSVP online for The Envision Glasses, Featuring Ian Ramos, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

April 23: What's Up With Watches
Smartwatches are becoming a prolific and popular option for health tracking and communication. Join the Access Technology team and we'll discuss the features and accessibility enhancements available on these wonderful wearables.
RSVP online for What's Up With Watches, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

April 30: Open Forum
Do you have a favorite tech tip or trick to share? Do you have questions about your tech setup? Do you have ideas about future Tech Together events? Join the Access Technology team for a fun and freeform discussion where we can all nerd out and learn about tech, together.
RSVP online for Open Forum, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

Apr 24(3 events)

9:30 am: Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)


Apr 24

We offer a series of short, meditation-based practices each Wednesday morning for relaxation and stress reduction. The group is appropriate for beginners and advanced practitioners, and instruction is provided in all aspects of the practice. Instructor Ellen Simpson will be leading. Everyone is welcome as little or often as they like. Dial in, find a comfortable position, breathe deeply, clear your head, and de-stress.

RSVP online for Stress Reduction & Meditation or to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

1:00 pm: Gratitude VIBES (April 2024)


Apr 24

Gratitude-VIBES are Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Please join us for an inspiring series of student presentations, individual check-ins, and gratitude-closers.

April 3: Sharing Tips for Decluttering Our Spaces

April 10: Adult Program Coordinator, Maia Scott shares a favorite writing by Pixie LightHouse honoring change and letting go.

April17: It's Music Appreciation Week, where we celebrate the power of music to evoke gratitude. Share your special song and the reasons behind your gratitude as we elevate spirits in our Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions.

April 24: The Tao of Pooh, the book offers a refreshing and lighthearted perspective on life's journey. The Tao of Pooh is about “how to stay happy and calm in all circumstances.” Benjamin Hoff uses the characters and stories from Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner to explain this concept. This week, we will discuss Pooh.

RSVP online to Gratitude VIBES or to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

6:30 pm: Goalball with BORP (in-person)


Apr 24

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.

Apr 25(2 events)

9:30 am: Little Learners Playgroup (online)


Apr 25

Bring your giggles and wiggles to Little Learners weekly Zoom Playgroup, Thursdays from 9:30am - 10:15am. Enjoy fun activities with your little one, ages 0-6, while learning strategies to support your child's visual, sensory, motor and concept development. Connect with other families who understand and share your experience raising a child who is blind, has low vision, or Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). Weekly activities are designed to be accessible for all, and to build upon monthly themes that you can integrate into your family routines. All are welcome!

For more information or to register, please email Jacqueline Barden at littlelearners@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7657. Meet you in the Zoom Room!

1:00 pm: The Blind Telephone Network for Blind Veterans (dial-in)


Apr 25

Announcing the Blind Telephone Network 2024 program

The Blind Telephone network, originally founded by blind veterans, now is pleased to welcome all blind and low vision folks to join in phone calls will be held on Tuesday and Thursday of each week.

Tuesdays programs are what we call chit chat and chew the fat. During these sessions, most topics are acceptable; however, we refrain from discussing politics and religion. Prayer requests are acceptable, but will not be done during the call. This is a time for socializing, and sharing our experiences with blindness, in order to help others develop independence and self-confidence.

On Thursdays, we emphasize education, travel, technology, history, entertainment, and innovative role-models, etc.. These sessions will feature presenters on such topics as: Lewis and Clark's expedition, Mt. Rushmore, railroad history and the mob museum in Las Vegas, Nevada.We encourage suggestions for topics or locations from our participants.

All sessions last for one (1) hour and start on time.

The call in number is: 605-475-5620, and the access code is: 3789127#. If you plan to save these numbers in your contacts, I recommend inserting two (2) commas between the main number and the access code.

Those wishing to receive an e-mail reminder for upcoming sessions or links provided by the presenter, should:

Send an e-mail to Doc Eudaly at deteacha@sbcglobal.net. Please put your full name, phone number, and email address in the body of your e-mail.

Calls for 2024 will begin on Tuesday, January 9.

For Thursday, January 11, our initial program will be on the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC.  We hope to hear you on these free telephone calls, where you can both learn and contribute

On behalf of the founding members,

Douglas “Doc” Eudaly, PH,D

1-559-999-2625

 

Apr 26(1 event)

10:00 am: Seeing AI Training for Seniors 65+ at Earle Baum Center (in-person)


Apr 26

Attention to Sonoma County Residents who have low vision and are 65 or older.

Interested in learning more about using Al apps on your iPhone or Android?

The Earle Baum Center is offering a free phone stand and two hours of training on how to use the Seeing Al App on iPhone and Android.

Cathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

    • Read mail
    • Read a bill
    • Read a letter on your own without someone else knowing your business
    • Identify what you have in the pantry (is the can beans or dog food?
    • Identify what currency you are handing a cashierCathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

What you need: Bring your phone and materials you want to be able to read and that you currently rely on others to read for you such as mail, a can of food etc.

Where: Earle Baum Center  at 4539 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

When: Fridays from 10:00 am to noon or 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Room 3.

Prerequisites:

  • Have Seeing Al app downloaded on iPhone or Android.
  • Know how to use Siri and have it set up for iPhone users.
  • Have not received a phone stand from Earle Baum Center.

RSVP: To Cathy Mulhern at 707-206-8486 by calling Monday – Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Apr 27(1 event)

2:00 pm: 1155 Performance Salon featuring Comedians with Disabilities Act (in-person)


Apr 27

Save the Date: Eat, drink and be merry at this month's performance salon. For April, we welcome talented comedians from Comedians with Disabilities Act who will share their laugh-out-loud stories and sets. Bring a friend to share he hilarity and good vibes before heading out for dinner and date night. The names of  the performer's to come!

RSVP:  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!

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