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The week's events

  • Three-Day Ski Event for Adults (in-person)

    Three-Day Ski Event for Adults (in-person)

    (All day)
    Mar 2 Mar 4

    The 2024 Serria Regional Ski for Light (SRSFL) three-day cross-country ski event will be held in Truckee, CA from Saturday, March 2, to Monday March 4. SRSFL provides a cross-country skiing experience for people who are blind and visually impaired. Lodging will be at the Best Western Hotel in Truckee. Skiing will be at Tahoe Donner Cross Country.

    Cost: $350.00, including equipment rental and $260 if you bring your own skis or snowshoes. These fees include two nights lodging (double occupancy) in Truckee, breakfasts and dinners, and trail passes for all three days. Note: Please add $200 if you wish to have a private room. You are on your own for lunches in Truckee. Tahoe Donner has a lunch menu, which does include vegetarian items.

    For those coming from out of town, Friday, March 1, 2024, lodging will be at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 10745 Gold Center Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, Phone: 916-858-8680. The cost is an additional $90.00 and a double $ 180 single (includes continental breakfast). SRSFL will hold an informal meet and greet from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. with a salad and pizza dinner. We will depart at 7:15 am. Saturday, March 2 from the Fairfield Inn for Tahoe Donner Cross Country.

    TRIP FEES: Your trip fees are due by the sign-up deadline of February 16. To receive a refund, cancel on or before February 16. There will be NO refunds after this date.

    Note:  Because of many generous donations to SRSFL, these fees are heavily subsidized.

    For more information and details contact: Cathy Campbell, Skier Coordinator at autumncathy@gmail.com or call or text at 916-705-7913

    Mail checks for payment to Jean Snuggs, 609 42nd Street, Sacramento, CA 95819. Contact Jean at snuggsj@gmail.com for information on how to pay online with Zelle.

  • Three-Day Ski Event for Adults (in-person)

    Three-Day Ski Event for Adults (in-person)

    (All day)
    Mar 2 Mar 4

    The 2024 Serria Regional Ski for Light (SRSFL) three-day cross-country ski event will be held in Truckee, CA from Saturday, March 2, to Monday March 4. SRSFL provides a cross-country skiing experience for people who are blind and visually impaired. Lodging will be at the Best Western Hotel in Truckee. Skiing will be at Tahoe Donner Cross Country.

    Cost: $350.00, including equipment rental and $260 if you bring your own skis or snowshoes. These fees include two nights lodging (double occupancy) in Truckee, breakfasts and dinners, and trail passes for all three days. Note: Please add $200 if you wish to have a private room. You are on your own for lunches in Truckee. Tahoe Donner has a lunch menu, which does include vegetarian items.

    For those coming from out of town, Friday, March 1, 2024, lodging will be at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 10745 Gold Center Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, Phone: 916-858-8680. The cost is an additional $90.00 and a double $ 180 single (includes continental breakfast). SRSFL will hold an informal meet and greet from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. with a salad and pizza dinner. We will depart at 7:15 am. Saturday, March 2 from the Fairfield Inn for Tahoe Donner Cross Country.

    TRIP FEES: Your trip fees are due by the sign-up deadline of February 16. To receive a refund, cancel on or before February 16. There will be NO refunds after this date.

    Note:  Because of many generous donations to SRSFL, these fees are heavily subsidized.

    For more information and details contact: Cathy Campbell, Skier Coordinator at autumncathy@gmail.com or call or text at 916-705-7913

    Mail checks for payment to Jean Snuggs, 609 42nd Street, Sacramento, CA 95819. Contact Jean at snuggsj@gmail.com for information on how to pay online with Zelle.

    AARP Tax-Aide Program (in-person)

    AARP Tax-Aide Program (in-person)


    Mar 4

    LightHouse is again 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 Mondays and Thursdays from February 5 – April 11, 2024 and Wednesdays February 21 and 28 & March 13 and 27. 

    Appointments are required and they can be made for 9:30 am, 11 am, and 12:30 pm. Appointments can be scheduled by leaving a voicemail at 415-694-7648 or completing the AARP Tax-Aide at LightHouse RSVP form.

    This is open to anyone who needs support filing their federal and California state tax returns for the tax years 2023, 2022, 2021, and 2020. (note: each year requires a separate appointment and we will only be completing 2023 tax returns in February). There is no requirement based on age, income level, or San Francisco 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. If you do not have a voided check, your refund check will be mailed to you via USPS.

    Out of Scope:

    If any of these situations apply to you, you may be out of scope for AARP. If you think that you are out of scope, please feel free to call us so that we can confirm.

    • If you do not have health insurance, we cannot prepare your tax return. Apologies, but this is due to the California mandate that requires everybody to have health insurance, which results in tax complications.
    • If you have tax deductible contributions to an HSA account, we cannot prepare your tax return. This is due to the differences in Federal and California tax law and is complicated.
    • If you have rental income, we cannot prepare your tax return.
    • If you are in a civil union or married filing separately, we cannot prepare your tax return. This is due to the differences in Federal and California tax law.
    • If you’re self-employed, and want to declare your health insurance premiums as an expense, and are receiving premium tax credits (via CoveredCA), we cannot prepare your tax return.
    • If you have rental property, we cannot prepare your return.
    • If you have a dependent child with unearned income subject to the “Kiddie Tax”, we cannot prepare your return.
    • If you are self-employed and, due to the pandemic, you deferred paying your Self-Employment tax, have a PPP loan, or took Covid sick leave, we cannot prepare your return.
    • If you own a business with employees and/or inventory, we cannot prepare your return.  You would be wise to hire a professional tax preparer.
    • If you have hobby income or not for profit activity, we cannot prepare your return.

    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 or email info@lighthouse-sf.org

    The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)

    The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)


    Mar 4

    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 online for Coffee with Mike or to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607

  • The Blind Telephone Network (dial-in)

    The Blind Telephone Network (dial-in)


    Mar 5

    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 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

     

  • Goalball with BORP (in-person)

    Goalball with BORP (in-person)


    Mar 6

    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.

  • AARP Tax-Aide Program (in-person)

    AARP Tax-Aide Program (in-person)


    Mar 7

    LightHouse is again 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 Mondays and Thursdays from February 5 – April 11, 2024 and Wednesdays February 21 and 28 & March 13 and 27. 

    Appointments are required and they can be made for 9:30 am, 11 am, and 12:30 pm. Appointments can be scheduled by leaving a voicemail at 415-694-7648 or completing the AARP Tax-Aide at LightHouse RSVP form.

    This is open to anyone who needs support filing their federal and California state tax returns for the tax years 2023, 2022, 2021, and 2020. (note: each year requires a separate appointment and we will only be completing 2023 tax returns in February). There is no requirement based on age, income level, or San Francisco 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. If you do not have a voided check, your refund check will be mailed to you via USPS.

    Out of Scope:

    If any of these situations apply to you, you may be out of scope for AARP. If you think that you are out of scope, please feel free to call us so that we can confirm.

    • If you do not have health insurance, we cannot prepare your tax return. Apologies, but this is due to the California mandate that requires everybody to have health insurance, which results in tax complications.
    • If you have tax deductible contributions to an HSA account, we cannot prepare your tax return. This is due to the differences in Federal and California tax law and is complicated.
    • If you have rental income, we cannot prepare your tax return.
    • If you are in a civil union or married filing separately, we cannot prepare your tax return. This is due to the differences in Federal and California tax law.
    • If you’re self-employed, and want to declare your health insurance premiums as an expense, and are receiving premium tax credits (via CoveredCA), we cannot prepare your tax return.
    • If you have rental property, we cannot prepare your return.
    • If you have a dependent child with unearned income subject to the “Kiddie Tax”, we cannot prepare your return.
    • If you are self-employed and, due to the pandemic, you deferred paying your Self-Employment tax, have a PPP loan, or took Covid sick leave, we cannot prepare your return.
    • If you own a business with employees and/or inventory, we cannot prepare your return.  You would be wise to hire a professional tax preparer.
    • If you have hobby income or not for profit activity, we cannot prepare your return.

    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 or email info@lighthouse-sf.org

    Museum of Craft & Design MAKE Art Activation (in-person)

    Museum of Craft & Design MAKE Art Activation (in-person)


    Mar 7

    Nearly every month, the Museum of Craft and Design brings their Mobile Make Art programming direct to Lighthouse HQ, at 1155 Market, 11th floor in San Francisco, featuring projects inspired by their latest exhibition on view at their Third Street museum and adapted for eyes-free crafting. This season, two new exhibits will be on view, including one exploring robot assisted art and artworks from the Pacific Northwest. Visit each month’s MAKE activation to discover a new project every time.

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

    The Blind Telephone Network (dial-in)

    The Blind Telephone Network (dial-in)


    Mar 7

    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 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

     

    Art Experience Class – Sari Silk Cordage at Earle Baum Center (in-person)

    Art Experience Class – Sari Silk Cordage at Earle Baum Center (in-person)


    Mar 7

    The class is designed to show us how to make cordage from sari silk strips; we will take home a necklace, bracelet, or ankle bracelet, or more.

    We will decorate our cordage with beads, silk tassels, or an ornament of our choice.

    Twist the silk strips and overlap. Easy!  Fun!  Beautiful!

    Materials cost: $20.00 per person. You may also pay it forward for another participant.

    Location: Classroom 3 on EBC campus

    Contact: Patricia 707-479-8321 to RSVP

     

    LightHouse Board Meeting Open to the Public (virtual)

    LightHouse Board Meeting Open to the Public (virtual)


    Mar 7

    Members of the public are invited to attend the Thursday, March 7th meeting of the Board of Directors of San Francisco’s LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. This meeting will be a virtual meeting held via Zoom and runs from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Pacific.

    30 minutes will be reserved for public comment, and members of the public will have up to three minutes to comment. If you would like to reserve a slot to speak, please complete the LightHouse Public Comment and RSVP Sign Up form. Please submit your comments as far in advance as possible. Comments must be received before noon Pacific on Wednesday, March 6th to be included in  the agenda.

    If you would like to attend the virtual meeting, please fill LightHouse Public Comment and RSVP Sign Up formWhether you plan to have a public comment or not, you will need to fill out this form to get the Zoom info.  Zoom information will be emailed to you closer to the date of the board meeting.

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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