Calendar

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The week's events

  • Labor Day Holiday (LightHouse closed)

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    Labor Day Holiday (LightHouse closed)

    (All day)
    Sep 5

  • G-Vibes Gratitude Sessions (online)

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    G-Vibes Gratitude Sessions (online)


    Sep 7

    G-Vibes are Gratitude Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gather online and share what you feel grateful for in a safe and welcoming space and hear what others share as well. These mid-week sessions can help you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships.

    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-760

  • Create in Community (in-person)

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    Create in Community (in-person)


    Sep 8

    Get your creative juices flowing every week in the LightHouse Craft Room. We’ll explore a variety of different arts media and prompts that will change each month. Let loose your curiosity and sense of play in a supportive space where you are welcome to experiment with the current LightHouse projects, or bring your own craft to work on alongside friends. No experience is necessary. Wear or bring something you don't mind getting dirty.

    This September, we will create and decorate a unique selection of book structures from tunnel books to one-page zines, pamphlet stitched bindings and more.

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

    Introduction to AT Session 2 (online)

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    Introduction to AT Session 2 (online)


    Sep 8

    An 8 week course that introduces access technology concepts, terminology, and options on smartphones and computers in a group setting. The goal for this group introductory course is to help students not only learn about the basics of access technology but to also learn alongside a community. With our knowledgeable and patient AT instructors, we hope to provide a solid foundation for people who are completely new to access technology or who want to solidify their understanding of what access technology is and can do to empower them.

    Disclaimer: Session 2 has been fully booked already. If you are interested in joining Session 3, which will start in October, you may email jko@lighthouse-sf.org to be added to the email campaign and put on wait list.

  • Rafting and Overnight Camp-Out with ETC

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    Rafting and Overnight Camp-Out with ETC


    Sep 10 Sep 11

    As we make are way into fall, the LightHouse invites students of all ages to join us for our next adventure with Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC). This time we head east to the South Fork of the American River for an overnight camp-out and whitewater rafting adventure with your blind and low vision friends.

    Our trip will depart from the Ed Roberts Campus Saturday, September 10 at 1:00 pm when we will head up to the ETC Camp in Lotus, California where we will make dinner as a group and enjoy an evening under the stars. The next morning, after we make breakfast, our day long paddle will begin. After a fun day on the water lead by our experienced ETC Guides, our group will make the trip back to Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley in the evening. This trip is open for youth and adults ages 14 and up and is $150.00 per participant. This includes, rafting equipment, overnight camp-out, transportation to the rafting site, and meals throughout the adventure.

    Who: Youth and Adults who are blind or have low vision (ages 14 and up)

    What: Whitewater Rafting and Overnight Camp-out

    When: Depart from the Ed Roberts Campus at 1:00 pm Saturday, September 10 and return to the same space 8:30 pm Sunday, September 11

    Where: South Fork of the American River and ETC’s Overnight Camp located in Lotus, CA

    Waiver: Each participant must complete and submit both a LightHouse and Environmental Travel Companions form

    Cost: The cost of the event is $150.00 per participant. This fee includes, rafting equipment, overnight camp-out, transportation to the rafting site, meals and snacks throughout the adventure. Spots will only be reserved once payment and the two signed waivers are received.

    Transportation: Round trip shuttle for this outing from the Ed Roberts Campus is available for those who request a space when they RSVP. Individuals who do not need transportation from the Bay Area may arrange transportation to meet us at the River Camp.

    RSVP: Contact Jamey Gump By September 3rd. Please note – Space is limited and one’s spot will not be confirmed until all payment and paperwork for this trip is submitted. Please also confirm your transportation needs when RSVP’ing.

    If you are interested in joining us, please contact Youth Services Coordinator Jamey Gump no later than September 3 by email at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.

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!