Calendar

LightHouse will be closed on Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday.

The week's events

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Apr 7(1 event)

4:00 pm: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Audio Described Performance & Haptic Tour (in-person)


Apr 7

Shotgun Players in Albany presents an audio described performance and haptic tour of their production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. The play follows the warrior queen, Hippolyta, who is compelled to marry her captor, Theseus. A comical group of mechanics decides to gift the couple with a play performed at the wedding. Rehearsals are interrupted by a group of lovers in a chase of one another, heightened by magic juice administered by a mischievous fairy, Puck…and hilarity ensues.

$10 off Tickets

Buy tickets online to A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM audio described performance and haptic tour. Use discount code "MAGICJUICE" (in all capitals and without the quotes) for $10 off or call the box office at 510-841-6500 ext 303 and mention the code word “MAGICJUICE” for $10 off.

After you purchase a ticket for the show, RSVP for the haptic tour and an audio description headset by contacting boxoffice@shotgunplayers.org, or calling 510-841-6500 ext 303.

Audio description and the pre-show haptic tour are presented in partnership with Gravity Access Services. The haptic tour begins at 4:00 pm and doors open for the tour at 3:45 pm.

$10 off Tickets

Buy tickets online to A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM audio described performance and haptic tour. Use discount code "MAGICJUICE" (in all capitals and without the quotes) for $10 off or call the box office at 510-841-6500 ext 303 and mention the code word “MAGICJUICE” for $10 off.

After you purchase a ticket for the show, RSVP for the haptic tour and an audio description headset by contacting boxoffice@shotgunplayers.org, or calling 510-841-6500 ext 303.

The stage is located at 1901 Ashby Ave in Berkeley, near Ashby BART station. The show starts at 5:00 pm and the runtime is 2 hours and 20 minutes with one intermission.

Apr 8
Apr 9(2 events)

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


Apr 9

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

 

6:00 pm: National Federation of the Blind: San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)


Apr 9

The National Federation of the Blind is a nationwide community of members that believe blind people can live the lives they want. We meet online via Zoom with the following schedule:

6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Virtual Happy (Half) Hour
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Chapter Meeting

To RSVP, contact President Bobbi Pompey at bobbipompey@gmail.com or 336-988-6375.

Apr 10(4 events)

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


Apr 10

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 10

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.

1:00 pm: Scrape & Create: Ignite Your Inner Artist at ILRCSF (in-person)


Apr 10

Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco (ILRCSF) is excited to partner with the Museum of Craft and Design for a unique scrape painting workshop inspired by MCD’s current exhibition, Indie Folk: New Art and Sounds from the Pacific Northwest.

RSVP is required. Space is limited, and on a first-come, first-served basis. Masks are also required.

To RSVP, please contact Brianna Sendziak at brianna@ilrcsf.org, or 415-543-6222, extension 1103. Please include: Your first and last name, phone number and accessibility needs.

If you haven't completed the registration form, as required by our funders, a staff member will contact you to conduct a brief intake. Thank you for your cooperation.

ILRCSF is located at 825 Howard St. in San Francisco.

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


Apr 10

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 11(3 events)

9:30 am: Little Learners Playgroup (online)


Apr 11

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!

11:30 am: Speak Imagery: Faces In The Crowd (online)


Apr 11

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) present Tour Theme: Faces In The Crowd.

This virtual tour is led by docents Margaret Grohne & Lani Shepp.

Museums are filled with portraits of people whose names we know—monarchs, presidents, aristocrats, and members of high society. But other works depict people whose names and stories we will never know. On this tour we will look at works that feature people in everyday situations. We’ll ask what the paintings tell us about their lives and times, and what they share in common with us.

The Yellow Lampshade by Elmer Bischoff, 1969

Register in advance at zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ud-6grjgtGNTUgTWYu2GYI6JuwVLRTC5Z. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You can log on as early as 11:00 am, but you won’t be admitted until 11:30 am.

A large colorful canvas featuring a man and a woman in a high rise apartment

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


Apr 11

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

 

Apr 12
Apr 13

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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