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Events in June 2020

  • National Federation of the Blind San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)

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    National Federation of the Blind San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)


    Jun 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:

    5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Connections, a semi-structured time to get to know chapter members
    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 Christina Daniels at ms.christina.daniels@gmail.com.

    *Please note, this group is not afflicted with LightHouse.

    Read more: National Federation of the Blind San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)

  • Untitled Event

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    Untitled Event

    (All day)
    Jun 18

  • Cards Against Humanity (online)

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    Cards Against Humanity (online)


    Jun 19

    Join in on sizzling hot fun with a side of ridiculous while we gather for a few hours of Cards Against Humanity (CAH) hosted by Bay Area Blind Mom. On the third Friday of the summer months, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., log onto RS Games for an adults-only card night. Grab your favorite beverage and join friends across the nation on the RS Game platform and a little Zoom convo.

    You must be comfortable with, or willing to learn, both the Zoom and RS Games platform. Prior knowledge of how to play CAH is not necessary. Detailed instructions on how to play CAH on RS Games will be handled just prior to playing the game. For details on how to join the Zoom chat and the actual Cards Against Humanity game, you must be 18 years of age or older and RSVP to Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen for the game night password and Zoom access info: solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316.

    Have burning questions? Here are some answers that might help.
    Q: How do I download RS Games?
    A: To download RS Games, visit http://www.rsgames.org/downloads.php and navigate to the download heading for the software appropriate to your preferred device.

    Q: What type of device is necessary for playing?
    A: Computers work best on the RS Games platform. However, with a little extra effort, smart phones do work.

    Q: How will I know which game to join?
    A: Select Cards Against Humanity from the list of games in the main menu of RS Games. Select join and find the game hosted by Bay Area Blind Mom. The password will be provided with Zoom access info.

    Q: Why is there a Zoom part to the evening’s festivities.
    A: Although RS Games has a voice chat option, it often makes glitches happen in the game. Being able to chat with friends on a separate platform such as Zoom makes for fun and frivolity. Simultaneously using both platforms make for an awesome time with friends.

     

  • Raising Cane: All About the Long White Cane (online)

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    Raising Cane: All About the Long White Cane (online)


    Jun 23

    Without the one-on-one guidance of an Orientation and Mobility Specialist or experienced cane user, buying, replacing or even adding to your white cane options can be a daunting task. Whether you are new to blindness yourself and need to buy your first cane, or are an experienced cane user who just doesn't remember the brand or model of cane and tip that you have always used, the variety and breadth of cane choices are both bewildering and exciting. What's great is that you have choices, and Sarah McIntyre, LightHouse O&M Specialist and resident 'Cane Whisperer' will introduce you to your options.

    During this two-hour Zoom Workshop, we will discuss cane length, construction factors that affect performance, and what to consider when purchasing a cane. A wide variety of the most popular canes and cane tips on the market will be discussed, including the uniqueness of each one. Workshop attendees will have a chance to ask questions throughout the two hours.

    The fee for this two-hour Workshop is $82.50. If you are not a consumer of the Department of Rehabilitation or VA and live in the following counties, you may be eligible for a scholarship. The counties include: San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Marin, Humboldt (55 an older), Del Norte (55 an older) and Trinity (55 and older).

    Please RSVP no later than June 19, 2020 so that Zoom meeting details can be sent to you directly.  Authorizations from DOR and the VA must also arrive by this date.

    For more information, contact Sarah McIntyre smcintyre@lighthouse-sf.org

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!