Calendar

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

The week's events

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
May 19
May 20(1 event)

6:00 pm: Vision, Peer-led Support Group (online)


May 20

Vision runs on a 12-week cycle of topics based on Hannah Fairbairn’s 2019 book, When You Can't Believe Your Eyes: Vision Loss and Personal Recovery. We discuss different topics and share experiences, thoughts, and knowledge. We are people with similar experiences who genuinely want to support one another in all aspects of living independently with our changing vision. Each week the topics are independent, so you can join the group at any week. Reading is not required. However, if you would like topic details beyond our discussions, please refer to the book which is available on Braille and Audio Reading Download (DBC11619).

May 6: Chapter 4 delves into the emotional challenges of grief, anger, fear, and denial experienced by individuals coping with vision loss, highlighting the importance of acknowledging and seeking support to facilitate healing and adaptation.

May 20: Chapter 5 guides individuals through accepting and adapting to vision loss, emphasizing the importance of vision rehabilitation training for regaining independence. It covers timing for training, available options, and essential skills such as communication, home management, orientation and mobility, and social interactions.

RSVP online for Vision Peer-Led Support Group to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

May 21(2 events)

11:00 am: Tap Dance at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)


May 21

This class is $40 a month.

This is a beginning and intermediate tap dance class. The instructor verbally describes each movement, demonstrates the sounds the taps make, and works with each person individually to insure their understanding of the step or combination. The focus is balance AND spatial awareness, knowledge of the tap steps, while in a fun supportive environment. Facilitated by Denise.

For more info call 707-523-3222.

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


May 21

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

 

May 22(3 events)

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


May 22

We offer a series of short, meditation-based practices for relaxation and stress reduction for beginners and advanced practitioners. Everyone is welcome as little or often as they like. Dial into Zoom, find a comfortable position. Instructor Ellen Simpson has 50 years of meditation experience. After raising a family and retiring from a career in women's health, she became a resident at San Francisco Zen Center.

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

1:00 pm: Gratitude VIBES: May 2024 (online)


May 22

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

May 8: Do you have a cherished saying from your childhood in any language? Share it with us in our upcoming gathering as we reminisce about the wisdom and nostalgia encapsulated in these treasured phrases. Let's celebrate the diverse linguistic tapestry of our memories together.

May 15: Legacy of Caesar Chavez. Join us as we explore his life, achievements, and enduring influence on social justice movements.

May 22: 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.

May 29: We'll dive into the characters of the 1977 movie, "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" and reflect on people in our lives who share similar traits. From the wisdom of Owl to the bravery of Christopher Robin, we'll celebrate the diverse qualities that enrich our relationships. Let’s cultivate gratitude for the special individuals who bring joy to our adventures.

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)


May 22

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.

May 23(2 events)

9:30 am: Little Learners Playgroup (online)


May 23

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)


May 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

 

May 24(1 event)

7:00 pm: Eye of the Storm: Audio-Described Performance (in-person)


May 24

Innervision Theater Presents
Eye of the Storm

An original drama about preparing for a climate emergency, developed in a series of workshops designed to weave together diverse experiences from the lives of the actors who are blind or have low vision.

Presented with audio description.

Friday, May 24 @ 7:00 pm or
Saturday, May 25 @ 2:00 pm

Wilkerson Theater
1731 25th St.
Sacramento, 95816

Free admission

Eye of the Storm is presented as part of the Climate Theater Project at Short Center Repertory. Learn more at /shortcenterrepertory.org/current-projects.

 

May 25(1 event)

2:00 pm: Eye of the Storm: Audio-Described Performance (in-person)


May 25

Innervision Theater Presents
Eye of the Storm

An original drama about preparing for a climate emergency, developed in a series of workshops designed to weave together diverse experiences from the lives of the actors who are blind or have low vision.

Presented with audio description.

Friday, May 24 @ 7:00 pm or
Saturday, May 25 @ 2:00 pm

Wilkerson Theater
1731 25th St.
Sacramento, 95816

Free admission

Eye of the Storm is presented as part of the Climate Theater Project at Short Center Repertory. Learn more at /shortcenterrepertory.org/current-projects.

 

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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