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Events in August 2019

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Jul 28
Jul 29(1 event)

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1:00 pm: Guest Speaker Series: Claire Spector, Textile Artist


Jul 29

Guest Speaker Series: Claire Spector, Textile Artist
Monday, July 29, 1-2:00 p.m.

Legally blind textile artist Claire Spector sews by feel. Her “Blind Stitching: Vis-AbilityTM” exhibition of contemporary textile art will be on display in the LightHouse Gallery on the first floor of our 1155 Market St. headquarters, June 8 through December 20, 2019.

The exhibition explores working in different ways and stepping out into a wider world after blindness through the medium of contemporary textile art. Claire finds following the tactile work of sewing to be meditative. Sharing art guided by touch opens dialogue and new opportunities to explore fresh possibilities in making tactile art. Claire joins us to share her own journey through the intersection of artistry and blindness. Please RSVP to Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316.

Jul 30(1 event)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

1:00 pm: Scanning Showdown


Jul 30

Scanning Showdown

Have you ever wished you had an app for reading mail or simply accessing printed text on the go? Do you want to know the options available for portable scanning of documents? If so this is the workshop for you. Join us on July 30 from 1-4:00 p.m. and share in our exploration of mobile scanning apps. We will be looking at both free and low cost scanning apps designed to improve our access to the printed word. Join us and discover ways to access the information on a sign, business card or document you need to read when at rest or on the go.  An RSVP is required for this class. To register, email ahogan@lighthouse-sf.org or call: 415.694.7343

This class is free to participants through support from the City of San Francisco’s SF Connected program.

Jul 31(1 event)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

(All day): Family Camp II

(All day)
Jul 31 Aug 3

Family Camps are offered to families with visually impaired children ages 17 and under, and to visually impaired parents with children ages 17 and under. The sessions are for immediate family members only. Camp activities include swimming, horseback riding, crafts, games, nature studies, parent discussion groups and evening activities such as the family talent show.

To apply, fill out the application online, or print out and send in a paper form. For more information and application forms, visit the camp session website.

Read more: Family Camp II

Aug 1(3 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

(All day): Family Camp II

(All day)
Jul 31 Aug 3

Family Camps are offered to families with visually impaired children ages 17 and under, and to visually impaired parents with children ages 17 and under. The sessions are for immediate family members only. Camp activities include swimming, horseback riding, crafts, games, nature studies, parent discussion groups and evening activities such as the family talent show.

To apply, fill out the application online, or print out and send in a paper form. For more information and application forms, visit the camp session website.

Read more: Family Camp II

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

10:00 am: ASL/VIP Tactile Expressive Arts


Aug 1

ASL/VIP Tactile Expressive Arts Thursdays weekly, 10 a.m. to Noon
Summer Semester: June 20 - August 1

Join our community of Deaf and blind/low vision adults and enjoy specialized sensory activities, gardening, cooking, exercise, music, cultural arts and more, all led by instructors fluent in ASL and trained to ensure you have a safe, fun, and rewarding experience. This exciting program is brought to you in proud partnership with San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. For more info or to RSVP, contact Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

10:00 am: Knitting


Aug 1

Every week, our knitters gather to share their purls of wisdom and get in the loop on each other’s latest project, and usually end up in stitches spinning yarns. Whether you knit for pleasure, distraction or just practical economics, or you’ve never done it before and want to give it a try, there’s always room for another loom. Learn, refine, or teach a skill that makes your gift-giving budget lighter weight or support a student-led altruistic project like knitting chemo caps, beanies for babies, lap blankets or other creative applications.

For more info, needle Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316.

Aug 2(4 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

(All day): Family Camp II

(All day)
Jul 31 Aug 3

Family Camps are offered to families with visually impaired children ages 17 and under, and to visually impaired parents with children ages 17 and under. The sessions are for immediate family members only. Camp activities include swimming, horseback riding, crafts, games, nature studies, parent discussion groups and evening activities such as the family talent show.

To apply, fill out the application online, or print out and send in a paper form. For more information and application forms, visit the camp session website.

Read more: Family Camp II

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

10:00 am: Knitting East Bay


Aug 2

Knitting East Bay
First & Second Fridays, 10 AM-noon
Ed Roberts Campus/ADA Cafe
3075 Adeline, Berkeley

Come sit and knit in the East Bay! LightHouse knitters are taking up residence in the warm and friendly ADA Cafe in the Ed Roberts Campus conveniently located above Ashby BART station. Our knitters gather to share their purls of wisdom and get in the loop on each other’s latest project, and usually end up in stitches spinning yarns. Whether you knit for pleasure, distraction, or just practical economics, or you’ve never done it before and want to give it a try, there’s always room for another loom. Learn, refine, or teach a skill that makes your gift-giving budget lighter weight, or support a student-led altruistic project like knitting chemo caps, beanies for babies, lap blankets, or other creative applications. For more info, needle Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

12:00 pm: Giving Blood, Giving Life: Bay Area Blind Community's Day of Giving Blood Drive


Aug 2

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.
Join the LightHouse community in giving back by giving blood. To schedule your appointment or for more information visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: DayOfGiving or call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) If you have questions regarding your eligibility to donate blood, or have traveled in the past year, please call 1-866-236-3276. This event is co-sponsored by LightHouse for the Blind and Red Cross of America.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

1:00 pm: Talking Titles


Aug 2

Talking Titles
Second Fridays monthly, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Ed Roberts Campus/ADA Cafe
3075 Adeline, Berkeley

Calling all book worms and word nerds! Let's talk titles, talking titles, that is. We're grabbing great titles from the National Library Services, devouring great reads in our preferred format, and gathering on the monthly to share all the feels, the highlights, the low-lights, and dissect with reckless abandon. Keep reading for more details on NLS if you are new to the alternative format book game, and contact Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316 to suggest titles, submit queries or simply RSVP.

About NLS:
The National Library Service (NLS) grants access to blind and print disabled individuals to alternative formats of tens of thousands of books and magazines for free in braille or audio formats, delivered to your door or instantly downloadable to a variety of devices. To learn more about NLS, visit their Frequently Asked Questions website.  To apply, visit the application website or call 1-888-NLS-READ (1-888-657-7323) to find your local NLS partner library.

Read more: Talking Titles

Aug 3(3 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

(All day): Family Camp II

(All day)
Jul 31 Aug 3

Family Camps are offered to families with visually impaired children ages 17 and under, and to visually impaired parents with children ages 17 and under. The sessions are for immediate family members only. Camp activities include swimming, horseback riding, crafts, games, nature studies, parent discussion groups and evening activities such as the family talent show.

To apply, fill out the application online, or print out and send in a paper form. For more information and application forms, visit the camp session website.

Read more: Family Camp II

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

10:00 am: Master Class: Claire Spector, Tactile Textiles


Aug 3

Master Class: Tactile Textiles class led by Claire Spector
Saturday, August 3, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $20

In conjunction with her exhibit in the LightHouse Gallery, "Blind Stitching: Vis-AbilityTM" and her non-profit organization, ACT-Solutions.org Collaborative Abilities, Claire Spector joins the LightHouse for this accessible Contemporary Textile Making Experiential Class for Blind and Low Vision Community Members. This hands-on art-making event explores accessible textile and tactile art-making with an introduction to adaptive tools and materials, working-by-touch techniques and shortcuts for making art when one is blind or visually impaired.

The $20 class fee includes materials and lunch. Spaces are limited, please RSVP, including any food restrictions, by Wednesday, July 31, to Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316. Class fee can be submitted directly to Claire via PayPal at spectorf@sonic.net or brought in cash.

About Claire Spector:
Claire Spector is an established contemporary textile artist who sews by
feel. Since 2005, her near vision is multiple, misaligned and unstable; she is very sensitive to light, motion and geometric patterns, walks with a red and white cane and uses assistive technology. When she was quite young, her artist mother, Barbara, taught her to sew by hand, to knit, draw and make prints. Now, guided by touch, she stitches referencing edges, seams and tactile embroidery following a flow. Sharing art created in this fashion opens dialogues and opportunities to explore new possibilities in making tactile art for a more vibrant life.

About ACT-Solutions.org Collaborative Abilities
In 2009, as part of her own rehabilitation, Claire co-founded the Santa Rosa-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Advanced Collaborative Team Solutions, Inc. (ACT-Solutions.org), with three collaborative attorney colleagues. She serves as the organization’s president and CEO and as director of ACT-Solutions.org's Collaborative Abilities project. Collaborative Abilities teams facilitate better health, educational, rehabilitation and vocational outcomes for seriously injured and disabled adults and children with special needs, thus reducing long-term care costs, the burden on families, courts, administrative agencies, insurers, and tax payers. For more information, please contact Claire Spector, 707-494-6503, or email: c.spector@act-solutions.org

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

1:00 pm: Superfest Disability Film Festival Showcase at the Exploratorium


Aug 3

Superfest Disability Film Festival Showcase at the Exploratorium
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Screening Times: 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
Cost: the Showcase is free with admission into the museum
Location: Exploratorium Museum, Museum: Pier 15, San Francisco, CA 94111

This showcase will highlight four short films from past Superfest International Film Festivals which are the following: Stopgap in Slow Motion, Gaelynn Lea, On Beat, and Stumped.
There will be two screenings of the first three films at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The film Stumped will be screened at 3 p.m. This is a free event but requires the purchase of an admission ticket into the Exploratorium.

For more information on the Saturday Cinema program at the Exploratorium, visit their website.

Read more: Superfest Disability Film Festival Showcase at the Exploratorium

Aug 4
Aug 5(1 event)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

(All day): Music Camp

(All day)
Aug 5 Aug 11

This year’s Music Camp will be led by our very own Masceo Williams and Lawrence Brown as co-directors. Students will learn the hallmarks of blind musicianship including individual performance practice, song writing, collaboration in an ensemble, and stage etiquette and performance in a house band. We’ll work with braille music and gain proficiency in accessible recording. Students will be coached on a range of instruments including vocals, guitar, drums/percussion, and piano, and gain valuable insight from guest speakers. We’ll finish off the weekend with a performance in our Redwood Grove Theater.

To apply, fill out the application online, or print out and send in a paper form. More information as well as the application forms can be found on the camp session website.

Read more: Music Camp

Aug 6(1 event)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

(All day): Music Camp

(All day)
Aug 5 Aug 11

This year’s Music Camp will be led by our very own Masceo Williams and Lawrence Brown as co-directors. Students will learn the hallmarks of blind musicianship including individual performance practice, song writing, collaboration in an ensemble, and stage etiquette and performance in a house band. We’ll work with braille music and gain proficiency in accessible recording. Students will be coached on a range of instruments including vocals, guitar, drums/percussion, and piano, and gain valuable insight from guest speakers. We’ll finish off the weekend with a performance in our Redwood Grove Theater.

To apply, fill out the application online, or print out and send in a paper form. More information as well as the application forms can be found on the camp session website.

Read more: Music Camp

Aug 7(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

(All day): Music Camp

(All day)
Aug 5 Aug 11

This year’s Music Camp will be led by our very own Masceo Williams and Lawrence Brown as co-directors. Students will learn the hallmarks of blind musicianship including individual performance practice, song writing, collaboration in an ensemble, and stage etiquette and performance in a house band. We’ll work with braille music and gain proficiency in accessible recording. Students will be coached on a range of instruments including vocals, guitar, drums/percussion, and piano, and gain valuable insight from guest speakers. We’ll finish off the weekend with a performance in our Redwood Grove Theater.

To apply, fill out the application online, or print out and send in a paper form. More information as well as the application forms can be found on the camp session website.

Read more: Music Camp

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

6:00 pm: Cooking Matters


Aug 7

Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters
Wednesdays, August 7-September 11, 6-8 p.m.
1155 Market St., San Francisco 10th Floor Betty Ruhland Teaching Kitchen
FREE (Refundable deposit required—see details below)

18 Reasons, a food education non-profit, wants to empower you with the confidence and creativity needed to buy, cook, and eat good food every day. Cooking Matters is a six-week course in cooking and nutrition, developed by Share our Strength. Led by a chef, a nutritionist, and other knowledgeable staff, we will guide you through the ins and outs of cooking delicious, healthy foods on a budget. Eating fresh and healthy doesn't have to break your bank and 18 Reasons will show you how to stretch your grocery dollar without sacrificing flavor or your health. Registration for the entire six-week course is free, with a required $30 deposit due prior to the first class and returned upon attendance at a minimum of 4 classes. Attending less than 4 classes will result in forfeiture of deposit. Basic kitchen confidence is prerequisite. Program includes course materials, in-class recipe ingredients, and take-home groceries every week for you to play with at home. Note that class 5 will take place off-site and you will be responsible for transportation to the alternate location (Safeway at 2020 Market St.). Please also be advised that you will need to arrive one hour early for both the first and last classes to accommodate intake and evaluation procedures. Spots in this fun and educational cooking class series are limited, so secure your participation by contacting Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316 to register. Deadline to register is Monday, August 5th.

Aug 8(3 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

(All day): Music Camp

(All day)
Aug 5 Aug 11

This year’s Music Camp will be led by our very own Masceo Williams and Lawrence Brown as co-directors. Students will learn the hallmarks of blind musicianship including individual performance practice, song writing, collaboration in an ensemble, and stage etiquette and performance in a house band. We’ll work with braille music and gain proficiency in accessible recording. Students will be coached on a range of instruments including vocals, guitar, drums/percussion, and piano, and gain valuable insight from guest speakers. We’ll finish off the weekend with a performance in our Redwood Grove Theater.

To apply, fill out the application online, or print out and send in a paper form. More information as well as the application forms can be found on the camp session website.

Read more: Music Camp

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

10:00 am: Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Forms with a Screen Reader


Aug 8

Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Forms with a Screen Reader

Do you use Google Docs for school, work, or yourself? Do you find yourself struggling to understand how Google's web application works?
The LightHouse team of access tech instructors are here to help unravel the mystery. Join us for an all-day workshop on Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and forms using a Windows PC and your favorite screen reader. Come explore ways you can leverage the power of Google suite for your daily productivity.
To participate, basic web navigation skills on the Windows platform are required and you must have your own laptop.
Date, Thursday, August 8, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: LightHouse for the Blind
1155 Market St FL10
San Francisco, CA 94103

Space is limited. To be screened for eligibility, Call or email Shen Kuan, skuan@lighthouse-sf.org, 415-694-7312.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

10:00 am: Knitting


Aug 8

Every week, our knitters gather to share their purls of wisdom and get in the loop on each other’s latest project, and usually end up in stitches spinning yarns. Whether you knit for pleasure, distraction or just practical economics, or you’ve never done it before and want to give it a try, there’s always room for another loom. Learn, refine, or teach a skill that makes your gift-giving budget lighter weight or support a student-led altruistic project like knitting chemo caps, beanies for babies, lap blankets or other creative applications.

For more info, needle Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316.

Aug 9(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

(All day): Music Camp

(All day)
Aug 5 Aug 11

This year’s Music Camp will be led by our very own Masceo Williams and Lawrence Brown as co-directors. Students will learn the hallmarks of blind musicianship including individual performance practice, song writing, collaboration in an ensemble, and stage etiquette and performance in a house band. We’ll work with braille music and gain proficiency in accessible recording. Students will be coached on a range of instruments including vocals, guitar, drums/percussion, and piano, and gain valuable insight from guest speakers. We’ll finish off the weekend with a performance in our Redwood Grove Theater.

To apply, fill out the application online, or print out and send in a paper form. More information as well as the application forms can be found on the camp session website.

Read more: Music Camp

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

6:00 pm: A Bachata Evening Affair


Aug 9

Fenix Dance Company is coming to the LightHouse to teach us the rhythmic, social dance, Bachata! We will have a social hour from 6 -7:00 p.m. with light refreshments and beverages, then a guided lesson from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Bring your partner or friend for a fun date night or come by yourself to meet new and old friends. No partner or experience is required. We will laugh, eat, drink, play, and dance the night away! This event is free but you are welcome to bring a donation if you’d like. RSVP is required: email or call Amber Sherrard at asherrard@lighthouse-sf.org or (415)-694-7353 by August 2.

Aug 10(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

(All day): Music Camp

(All day)
Aug 5 Aug 11

This year’s Music Camp will be led by our very own Masceo Williams and Lawrence Brown as co-directors. Students will learn the hallmarks of blind musicianship including individual performance practice, song writing, collaboration in an ensemble, and stage etiquette and performance in a house band. We’ll work with braille music and gain proficiency in accessible recording. Students will be coached on a range of instruments including vocals, guitar, drums/percussion, and piano, and gain valuable insight from guest speakers. We’ll finish off the weekend with a performance in our Redwood Grove Theater.

To apply, fill out the application online, or print out and send in a paper form. More information as well as the application forms can be found on the camp session website.

Read more: Music Camp

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

4:00 pm: Enchanted Hills Summer Music Concert and BBQ


Aug 10

Come celebrate talented Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind student musicians with an afternoon of music, food and fun! Enjoy songs in a variety of genres, written, sung and performed by our campers on guitar, drums and piano. This is the finale concert for Music Camp 2019.

Special tour: Come early for a 2:00 p.m. tour of camp. Reserve your place by calling 415-694-7333.

This year’s concert will take place on the lawn as we rebuild portions of camp, including the beloved Redwood Grove Theater, due to the October 2017 fires in Napa. The concert begins at 4:30 p.m., and a barbecue dinner will be served on the lawn at 6 p.m.

Limited transportation to the concert from San Francisco may be available. For reservations, email athomas@lighthouse-sf.org.

The Music Camp Concert is a fundraiser to rebuild Enchanted Hills Camp. Donations to support camp are deeply appreciated.

To purchase your ticket, visit the Eventbrite page. To sign up for our 2:00 p.m. pre-concert camp tour, 415-694-7333.

 

 

Read more: Enchanted Hills Summer Music Concert and BBQ

Aug 11(1 event)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

(All day): Music Camp

(All day)
Aug 5 Aug 11

This year’s Music Camp will be led by our very own Masceo Williams and Lawrence Brown as co-directors. Students will learn the hallmarks of blind musicianship including individual performance practice, song writing, collaboration in an ensemble, and stage etiquette and performance in a house band. We’ll work with braille music and gain proficiency in accessible recording. Students will be coached on a range of instruments including vocals, guitar, drums/percussion, and piano, and gain valuable insight from guest speakers. We’ll finish off the weekend with a performance in our Redwood Grove Theater.

To apply, fill out the application online, or print out and send in a paper form. More information as well as the application forms can be found on the camp session website.

Read more: Music Camp

Aug 12
Aug 13(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

(All day): Woodworking for the Blind Camp Session

(All day)
Aug 13 Aug 17

This camp session will touch on wood turning, hand tool work and an introduction to power tools. We’ll learn how to measure accurately without sight, using click rules, gauge blocks, Vernier calipers and talking tape measures. We’ll talk about wood types and construction techniques. We will learn when to glue, when to nail and when to use screws. We’ll also touch on finishing techniques. For more information and application form, visit the camp session website.

Read more: Woodworking for the Blind Camp Session

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

9:30 am: Sensory Development for Independent Travel


Aug 13

Sensory Development for Independent Travel

On August 13, 2019, the LighHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Training Department will host a new class: Sensory Development for Independent Travel. The class facilitator, Sarah McIntyre, Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Specialist, will focus on auditory development and exploration of different types of canes and cane tips.

What will you learn? Sarah will introduce auditory training, including sound identification, localization, and alignment; judging distances using sound; and beginning echolocation. These skills are vital to confident and efficient travel for individuals who are blind or have low vision, especially in unfamiliar environments. Students wanting to develop confidence and efficiency while transitioning from a visually-dependent traveler to an independent traveler who can apply additional sensory skills for travel are encouraged to register.

The class will be held at the LightHouse Headquarters Fitness Room, 1155 Market Street from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. There will be a one hour break for lunchin which students should plan to bring their own lunch. To ensure effective student-to-instructor ratio, attendance is limited.

Participation Eligibility Criteria: This class is open to anyone who is considered legally blind and has had a minimum of 6 hours of O&M training (please bring your cane with you). Students with known or suspected hearing loss are eligible and may benefit substantially from the program.

The cost of the class is $165.00. DOR (Department of Rehabilitation), VA and Regional Center Counselors who are interested in referring a consumer, please send authorizations to the LightHouse at 1referral@lighthouse-sf.org. Scholarship funding may be available for students age 55+ (living in the counties of San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Contra Costa or Marin) who are not with DOR, VA or the Regional Center. For those who may be eligible, there is a $20 registration fee to be paid prior to the class. This fee is only refundable with a 48-hour cancellation prior to the class start. Please contact Briana Kusuma to sign up for the class and let her know if you will be receiving an authorization from DOR, VA or Regional Center to participate, or if you are seeking eligibility for scholarship. You can reach Briana at bkusuma@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7335.

If you are unable to attend this workshop, there will be another workshop on October 21, 2019.

Aug 14(3 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

(All day): Woodworking for the Blind Camp Session

(All day)
Aug 13 Aug 17

This camp session will touch on wood turning, hand tool work and an introduction to power tools. We’ll learn how to measure accurately without sight, using click rules, gauge blocks, Vernier calipers and talking tape measures. We’ll talk about wood types and construction techniques. We will learn when to glue, when to nail and when to use screws. We’ll also touch on finishing techniques. For more information and application form, visit the camp session website.

Read more: Woodworking for the Blind Camp Session

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

10:00 am: Will or Trust? Which is a Better Choice for Me?


Aug 14

Come to beautiful Enchanted Hills Camp (3410 Mt. Veeder Rd., Napa) on Mount Veeder for this estate planning workshop with Napa Attorney, Megan Bruce. This free workshop will take place on Wednesday, August 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. RSVP to Paul Blaney, Development Officer, at pblaney@lighthouse-sf.org or 415.694.7313.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

6:00 pm: Cooking Matters


Aug 14

Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters
Wednesdays, August 7-September 11, 6-8 p.m.
1155 Market St., San Francisco 10th Floor Betty Ruhland Teaching Kitchen
FREE (Refundable deposit required—see details below)

18 Reasons, a food education non-profit, wants to empower you with the confidence and creativity needed to buy, cook, and eat good food every day. Cooking Matters is a six-week course in cooking and nutrition, developed by Share our Strength. Led by a chef, a nutritionist, and other knowledgeable staff, we will guide you through the ins and outs of cooking delicious, healthy foods on a budget. Eating fresh and healthy doesn't have to break your bank and 18 Reasons will show you how to stretch your grocery dollar without sacrificing flavor or your health. Registration for the entire six-week course is free, with a required $30 deposit due prior to the first class and returned upon attendance at a minimum of 4 classes. Attending less than 4 classes will result in forfeiture of deposit. Basic kitchen confidence is prerequisite. Program includes course materials, in-class recipe ingredients, and take-home groceries every week for you to play with at home. Note that class 5 will take place off-site and you will be responsible for transportation to the alternate location (Safeway at 2020 Market St.). Please also be advised that you will need to arrive one hour early for both the first and last classes to accommodate intake and evaluation procedures. Spots in this fun and educational cooking class series are limited, so secure your participation by contacting Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316 to register. Deadline to register is Monday, August 5th.

Aug 15(3 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

(All day): Woodworking for the Blind Camp Session

(All day)
Aug 13 Aug 17

This camp session will touch on wood turning, hand tool work and an introduction to power tools. We’ll learn how to measure accurately without sight, using click rules, gauge blocks, Vernier calipers and talking tape measures. We’ll talk about wood types and construction techniques. We will learn when to glue, when to nail and when to use screws. We’ll also touch on finishing techniques. For more information and application form, visit the camp session website.

Read more: Woodworking for the Blind Camp Session

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

10:00 am: Knitting


Aug 15

Every week, our knitters gather to share their purls of wisdom and get in the loop on each other’s latest project, and usually end up in stitches spinning yarns. Whether you knit for pleasure, distraction or just practical economics, or you’ve never done it before and want to give it a try, there’s always room for another loom. Learn, refine, or teach a skill that makes your gift-giving budget lighter weight or support a student-led altruistic project like knitting chemo caps, beanies for babies, lap blankets or other creative applications.

For more info, needle Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

6:00 pm: 30% & Growing


Aug 15

30% & Growing
Thursday, August 15, 6-8 p.m.
Hogwash
582 Sutter St., San Francisco (between Mason & Powell)

Serving up delicious homemade sausages and pickles paired with savory curry fries and offering a satisfying variety of beers to wash it all down with, Hogwash has a cozy atmosphere that will make your 30% experience a great one. RSVP to Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316.

Aug 16(3 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

(All day): Woodworking for the Blind Camp Session

(All day)
Aug 13 Aug 17

This camp session will touch on wood turning, hand tool work and an introduction to power tools. We’ll learn how to measure accurately without sight, using click rules, gauge blocks, Vernier calipers and talking tape measures. We’ll talk about wood types and construction techniques. We will learn when to glue, when to nail and when to use screws. We’ll also touch on finishing techniques. For more information and application form, visit the camp session website.

Read more: Woodworking for the Blind Camp Session

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

1:30 pm: Lightening Nutrition Counseling


Aug 16

Enjoy a fifteen-minute one-on-one nutrition counseling session with Alicia Conner who is a visually impaired, Registered Dietitian and excited to provide her services to the LightHouse community. You will leave your session with practical steps to take that will leave you feeling healthier and closer to your goals. Alicia is hoping to offer sessions every third Friday of each month between 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., so check the calendar and stay tuned. Sessions are free and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each session requires an RSVP, call or email to Amber Sherrard at (415)-694-7353 or asherrard@lighthouse-sf.org

Check out a video from Alicia’s YouTube Channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBzW07TuiFo

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

4:00 pm: Dinner and Bingo


Aug 16

Dinner and Bingo

Enjoy a community dinner and lots of rollicking bingo fun on the third Friday of each month at the LightHouse. RSVP by noon on the Tuesday prior and $7 covers your dinner (RSVP later or not at all and your dinner is $10). Braille and large print bingo cards make bingo accessible for everyone.   Bring a handful or two of coins for small-change competitiveness … we play a couple of nickel games, several dimes games, and after dessert, one quarter gets you three games – good company – good food – good fun! To RSVP, contact Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316.

Aug 17(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

(All day): Woodworking for the Blind Camp Session

(All day)
Aug 13 Aug 17

This camp session will touch on wood turning, hand tool work and an introduction to power tools. We’ll learn how to measure accurately without sight, using click rules, gauge blocks, Vernier calipers and talking tape measures. We’ll talk about wood types and construction techniques. We will learn when to glue, when to nail and when to use screws. We’ll also touch on finishing techniques. For more information and application form, visit the camp session website.

Read more: Woodworking for the Blind Camp Session

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

10:00 am: BLAZE with Glitter - Life Coaching with S.E.W. Coaching


Aug 17

BLAZE with Glitter - Life Coaching with S.E.W. Coaching
Saturday, August 17, 24, & 31, 10 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Get a taste for what coaching can do for your life via this short series of three workshops:
Own Your Glitter: Responsibility for time/priorities, ownership of health and well-being, responsibility for basic needs
I Thought I Knew Me: Self-love, self-worth/validation, self-care
Power Plunge: Physical body, mental/emotional, spirit/soul

Sara Waggle of S.E.W. Coaching is a Leadership Coach for trail blazers--those who have grand ideas and feel stuck in creating them, supporting those who want to bring their idea to life. She is a trained ontological coach, meaning that she coaches not only one’s tangible goals, but how one is going about those goals. Her work focuses on self-love, awareness, acceptance, and care as the foundation for living the life one desires. This workshop series is focused on ownership--looking at your responsibility and ownership of time/priorities, health/well being, and energy.
We will interact in a cozy intimate setting to empower each other in taking ownership of our lives…Owning Your Glitter. Each session will have a specific topic and while attendance to all 3 is not mandatory, there will be overlap in all 3. There will be games and prizes in each session and light refreshments will be provided. Join us for blazing fun in Owning Your Glitter!

Sara is generously offering her services as a professional coach for this introductory series on a donation-basis. RSVP to Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316, and support Sara's work by making a contribution via PayPal or Apple Pay using sarasellen79@gmail.com, and please include "LH Series" in the notes section of your contribution. You can also bring cash to any or all of the workshops.

Aug 18(1 event)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

2:15 pm: Try it Workshop: Pole Dance


Aug 18

Pole Dance combines strength, flexibility, athleticism, poise, and dance all into one confidence boosting activity. If you've ever wanted to try Pole Dance, this workshop is for you! We are looking for a small group of blind and visually impaired adults to attend a private class at San Francisco Pole and Dance where you will learn the basics of pole dance in a safe and supportive environment. Because of this wonderful partnership, we can offer this class at the very low cost of ten dollars. This class is open to everyone, all genders are welcome. Please RSVP right away by calling or emailing Amber Sherrard at asherrard@lighthouse-sf.org or (415)-694-7353. Space is very limited.

Aug 19
Aug 20
Aug 21(1 event)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

6:00 pm: Cooking Matters


Aug 21

Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters
Wednesdays, August 7-September 11, 6-8 p.m.
1155 Market St., San Francisco 10th Floor Betty Ruhland Teaching Kitchen
FREE (Refundable deposit required—see details below)

18 Reasons, a food education non-profit, wants to empower you with the confidence and creativity needed to buy, cook, and eat good food every day. Cooking Matters is a six-week course in cooking and nutrition, developed by Share our Strength. Led by a chef, a nutritionist, and other knowledgeable staff, we will guide you through the ins and outs of cooking delicious, healthy foods on a budget. Eating fresh and healthy doesn't have to break your bank and 18 Reasons will show you how to stretch your grocery dollar without sacrificing flavor or your health. Registration for the entire six-week course is free, with a required $30 deposit due prior to the first class and returned upon attendance at a minimum of 4 classes. Attending less than 4 classes will result in forfeiture of deposit. Basic kitchen confidence is prerequisite. Program includes course materials, in-class recipe ingredients, and take-home groceries every week for you to play with at home. Note that class 5 will take place off-site and you will be responsible for transportation to the alternate location (Safeway at 2020 Market St.). Please also be advised that you will need to arrive one hour early for both the first and last classes to accommodate intake and evaluation procedures. Spots in this fun and educational cooking class series are limited, so secure your participation by contacting Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316 to register. Deadline to register is Monday, August 5th.

Aug 22(1 event)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

10:00 am: Knitting


Aug 22

Every week, our knitters gather to share their purls of wisdom and get in the loop on each other’s latest project, and usually end up in stitches spinning yarns. Whether you knit for pleasure, distraction or just practical economics, or you’ve never done it before and want to give it a try, there’s always room for another loom. Learn, refine, or teach a skill that makes your gift-giving budget lighter weight or support a student-led altruistic project like knitting chemo caps, beanies for babies, lap blankets or other creative applications.

For more info, needle Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316.

Aug 23
Aug 24(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

10:00 am: BLAZE with Glitter - Life Coaching with S.E.W. Coaching


Aug 24

BLAZE with Glitter - Life Coaching with S.E.W. Coaching
Saturday, August 17, 24, & 31, 10 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Get a taste for what coaching can do for your life via this short series of three workshops:
Own Your Glitter: Responsibility for time/priorities, ownership of health and well-being, responsibility for basic needs
I Thought I Knew Me: Self-love, self-worth/validation, self-care
Power Plunge: Physical body, mental/emotional, spirit/soul

Sara Waggle of S.E.W. Coaching is a Leadership Coach for trail blazers--those who have grand ideas and feel stuck in creating them, supporting those who want to bring their idea to life. She is a trained ontological coach, meaning that she coaches not only one’s tangible goals, but how one is going about those goals. Her work focuses on self-love, awareness, acceptance, and care as the foundation for living the life one desires. This workshop series is focused on ownership--looking at your responsibility and ownership of time/priorities, health/well being, and energy.
We will interact in a cozy intimate setting to empower each other in taking ownership of our lives…Owning Your Glitter. Each session will have a specific topic and while attendance to all 3 is not mandatory, there will be overlap in all 3. There will be games and prizes in each session and light refreshments will be provided. Join us for blazing fun in Owning Your Glitter!

Sara is generously offering her services as a professional coach for this introductory series on a donation-basis. RSVP to Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316, and support Sara's work by making a contribution via PayPal or Apple Pay using sarasellen79@gmail.com, and please include "LH Series" in the notes section of your contribution. You can also bring cash to any or all of the workshops.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

10:00 am: Katie's Kitchen


Aug 24

Katie's Kitchen
2nd Saturdays, 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. (except this month)
November: Pumpkin Bars

Channeling her experience preparing desserts for birthday parties, social gatherings, and intimate wedding receptions, Katie Phan guides you through the how-to's of blind baking on a journey through pastries, breads, cakes, pies, and all things delightful to the palate. She can keep it sweet and sinful or guide you on how to make adjustments for happier, healthier alternative treats. Note that there are two schedule options for the same class each month--attendance at both is not required. To RSVP, contact Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316.

Aug 25
Aug 26
Aug 27
Aug 28(1 event)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

6:00 pm: Cooking Matters


Aug 28

Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters
Wednesdays, August 7-September 11, 6-8 p.m.
1155 Market St., San Francisco 10th Floor Betty Ruhland Teaching Kitchen
FREE (Refundable deposit required—see details below)

18 Reasons, a food education non-profit, wants to empower you with the confidence and creativity needed to buy, cook, and eat good food every day. Cooking Matters is a six-week course in cooking and nutrition, developed by Share our Strength. Led by a chef, a nutritionist, and other knowledgeable staff, we will guide you through the ins and outs of cooking delicious, healthy foods on a budget. Eating fresh and healthy doesn't have to break your bank and 18 Reasons will show you how to stretch your grocery dollar without sacrificing flavor or your health. Registration for the entire six-week course is free, with a required $30 deposit due prior to the first class and returned upon attendance at a minimum of 4 classes. Attending less than 4 classes will result in forfeiture of deposit. Basic kitchen confidence is prerequisite. Program includes course materials, in-class recipe ingredients, and take-home groceries every week for you to play with at home. Note that class 5 will take place off-site and you will be responsible for transportation to the alternate location (Safeway at 2020 Market St.). Please also be advised that you will need to arrive one hour early for both the first and last classes to accommodate intake and evaluation procedures. Spots in this fun and educational cooking class series are limited, so secure your participation by contacting Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316 to register. Deadline to register is Monday, August 5th.

Aug 29(1 event)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

10:00 am: Knitting


Aug 29

Every week, our knitters gather to share their purls of wisdom and get in the loop on each other’s latest project, and usually end up in stitches spinning yarns. Whether you knit for pleasure, distraction or just practical economics, or you’ve never done it before and want to give it a try, there’s always room for another loom. Learn, refine, or teach a skill that makes your gift-giving budget lighter weight or support a student-led altruistic project like knitting chemo caps, beanies for babies, lap blankets or other creative applications.

For more info, needle Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316.

Aug 30
Aug 31(1 event)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

10:00 am: BLAZE with Glitter - Life Coaching with S.E.W. Coaching


Aug 31

BLAZE with Glitter - Life Coaching with S.E.W. Coaching
Saturday, August 17, 24, & 31, 10 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Get a taste for what coaching can do for your life via this short series of three workshops:
Own Your Glitter: Responsibility for time/priorities, ownership of health and well-being, responsibility for basic needs
I Thought I Knew Me: Self-love, self-worth/validation, self-care
Power Plunge: Physical body, mental/emotional, spirit/soul

Sara Waggle of S.E.W. Coaching is a Leadership Coach for trail blazers--those who have grand ideas and feel stuck in creating them, supporting those who want to bring their idea to life. She is a trained ontological coach, meaning that she coaches not only one’s tangible goals, but how one is going about those goals. Her work focuses on self-love, awareness, acceptance, and care as the foundation for living the life one desires. This workshop series is focused on ownership--looking at your responsibility and ownership of time/priorities, health/well being, and energy.
We will interact in a cozy intimate setting to empower each other in taking ownership of our lives…Owning Your Glitter. Each session will have a specific topic and while attendance to all 3 is not mandatory, there will be overlap in all 3. There will be games and prizes in each session and light refreshments will be provided. Join us for blazing fun in Owning Your Glitter!

Sara is generously offering her services as a professional coach for this introductory series on a donation-basis. RSVP to Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316, and support Sara's work by making a contribution via PayPal or Apple Pay using sarasellen79@gmail.com, and please include "LH Series" in the notes section of your contribution. You can also bring cash to any or all of the workshops.

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!