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Northern California Entertainment and Recreation Listing August 28

This listing is compiled by the Vision Loss Resource Center at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. It is compiled weekly as a service to the blind and visually impaired community of Northern California. If you have meeting or event information that would be appropriate for inclusion in this list please email info@lighthouse-sf.org. This list will be updated every Friday. Information for each Friday’s listing must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to publication.  The entertainment and recreation listing are also available on the LightHouse website at: www.lbvi.staging.wpengine.com.com.
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Audio described movie listings by geographic area:

EAST BAY:
AMC Bay Street 16:
5614 Shellmond Drive
Emeryville
510-457-9006
Now playing in auditorium 5:
“District 9”

Rialto Theatre:
10070 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito
510-528-8759
Now playing
“District 9”

SAN FRANCISCO:

AMC Metreon 15:
101 Fourth Street
415-369-6201
Now playing in auditorium 8:
“District 9”

AMC Van Ness 14:
1000 Van Ness Avenue
415-674-4630
Now showing in auditorium 5:
“District 9”

SOUTH BAY:

AMC Mercado 20:
311 Mission College Blvd.
Mercado Santa Clara Center
Santa Clara
408-919-0285
Now playing in auditorium 8:
“District 9”
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Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by SHN
”August: Osage County”
Curran Theatre
445 Geary St.
San Francisco
August 29:    2PM
To charge tickets and reserve one of the 20 receivers for the show call 415-551-2027 and request Audiovision tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office, 1192 Market Street, San Francisco. Tickets purchased in person at the Orpheum Box Office have no convenience fee.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
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Live Performances described by Visual Voice:
“Yellow Face”
Presented by Theater Works
Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro Street, Mountain View
September 18  2:00pm & 8:00pm
September 19     2:00pm & 8:00pm
September 20    7:00pm
The times above are the show times. For descriptions of costumes and set arrive 25 minutes earlier.  Be sure to mention Visual Voice at the box office.
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Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by Broadway San Jose
“Spamalot”
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
211 W. Almaden Blvd.
San Jose
September 19    2:00pm
Tickets can be purchased at the San Jose Tix Box Office, 150 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose, via phone 408-792-4111 or on the website www.broadwaysanjose.com .  Be sure to ask for Audiovision tickets and reserve a headset.
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Live Described Performance:
Presented by SHN
”Wicked”
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco
This show is open ended and has a recorded descriptive sound track.  This means that every performance is accessible.  To charge tickets call 415-551-2027 and request a descriptive headset with your tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the box office without the convenience fee.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
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RECREATION:

Beep Baseball:
The West Coast Dawgs are looking for new players.  The Dawgs are the 2009 World Series Champions of The National Association of Beep Baseball. If you are interested in playing on the team, contact either Eric Mazariegos at 510- 559-1207 or Don Robinson at 415-336-3339.  Don can also be reached via email at robinsondonald@sbcglobal.net.
The team practices in Concord. For more information on Beep Baseball go to
The National Beep Baseball Association www.nbba.org
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Tandems Across the Bay Bike Club:
The club has several volunteers with tandems and rides on weekends and holidays, from The Fishermen’s Wharf Area.  The easy-going rides are usually across the Golden Gate Bridge and return to San Francisco via Ferry. There is usually a picnic after the ride.  To schedule a ride or just ask questions contact the club at:
tandemsacrossthebay@gmail.com
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Bowling Team Now Forming:
The LightHouse Bowling Team is looking for members who can meet a few hours once a week to bowl together and have a good time. Transportation will be provided from the Lighthouse to the bowling alley.  All skill levels welcome.  If you are interested please call Theresa Navarro at 415-694-7334 or via email:  tnavarro@lighthouse-sf.org
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Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP):
Adventure fitness and recreation are touch phrases for BORP.  BORP believes that everyone should have access to the unique challenges that outdoor recreation provides.  BORP makes every effort to accommodate each person’s needs, including providing transportation and volunteer support. Trips are planned with a wide spectrum of abilities in mind, including wheelchair users, slow walkers, and people with visual impairments. For event listings call Lori Gray at 510-843-4398 or check out the BORP website at www.borp.org
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Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors:
Departs every Sunday at noon from Pier 40 in San Francisco. Call 415- 281-0212 for announcements or visit: WWW.BAADS.org
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OF COMMUNITY INTEREST:

Guide Dogs For The Blind Graduation:
Guide Dogs for the Blind Campus
August 29         1:30pm
350 Los Ranchitos Road
San Rafael
Phone: 415 499-4000
Attending a graduation ceremony at Guide Dogs for the Blind is one of the best ways to really get acquainted with the guide dogs program.  Tours of the campus will follow the graduation ceremony.
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Taiko Drumming Class:
September 5  12:00pm-3:00pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
For reservations contact: Philip Kum at 415-694-7372 or email: pkum@lighthouse-sf.org
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Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Access Days:
December 21             9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
February  27, 2010    6:00p.m. to  8:00 p.m.
De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco
The exhibit offers 50 objects from tomb of King Tut and 80 more from the tombs of his ancestors.  This exhibit illuminates the 18th Dynasty, Egypt’s Golden Age.  These Access days offer smaller crowds and reduced ticket prices.  There will be additional seating as well.  Objects for visitors to touch will be available at both Access Days.  Ticket prices are $18.50 and a limited number of $10.00 tickets for those with financial need.  Contact Tish Brown 415-750-7650 or tbrown@famsf.org for applications and more information.
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Northern California Entertainment and Recreation Listing August 21, 2009

This listing is compiled by the Vision Loss Resource Center at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. It is compiled weekly as a service to the blind and visually impaired community of Northern California. If you have meeting or event information that would be appropriate for inclusion in this list please email info@lighthouse-sf.org. This list will be updated every Friday. Information for each Friday’s listing must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to publication.  The entertainment and recreation listing are also available on the LightHouse website at: www.lbvi.staging.wpengine.com.com.
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Audio described movie listings by geographic area:

EAST BAY:

Rialto Theatre:
10070 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito
510-528-8759
Now playing
 “500 Days of Summer”

SOUTH BAY:

AMC Cupertino Square 16:
North Wolfe Road & Stevens Creek
Cupertino
408-252-5960
Now playing in auditorium 3:
“District 9”

AMC Saratoga 14:
700 El Paseo De Saratoga
San Jose
408-871-2277
Now playing in auditorium 10:
“Julie & Julia”

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Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by SHN
”August: Osage County”
Curran Theatre
445 Geary St.
San Francisco
August 29:    2PM
To charge tickets and reserve one of the 20 receivers for the show call 415-551-2027 and request Audiovision tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office, 1192 Market Street, San Francisco. Tickets purchased in person at the Orpheum Box Office have no convenience fee.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.  
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Live Performances described by Visual Voice:
“Yellow Face”
Presented by Theater Works
Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro Street, Mountain View
September 18  2:00pm & 8:00pm      
September 19     2:00pm & 8:00pm
September 20    7:00pm
The times above are the show times. For descriptions of costumes and set arrive 25 minutes earlier.  Be sure to mention Visual Voice at the box office.  
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Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by Broadway San Jose
“Spamalot”
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
211 W. Almaden Blvd.
San Jose
September 19    2:00pm
Tickets can be purchased at the San Jose Tix Box Office, 150 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose, via phone 408-792-4111 or on the website www.broadwaysanjose.com .  Be sure to ask for Audiovision tickets and reserve a headset.
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Live Described Performance:  
Presented by SHN
”Wicked”
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco
This show is open ended and has a recorded descriptive sound track.  This means that every performance is accessible.  To charge tickets call 415-551-2027 and request a descriptive headset with your tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the box office without the convenience fee.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.  
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RECREATION:

Tandems Across the Bay Bike Club:
The club has several volunteers with tandems and rides on weekends and holidays, from The Fishermen’s Wharf Area.  The easy-going rides are usually across the Golden Gate Bridge and return to San Francisco via Ferry. There is usually a picnic after the ride.  To schedule a ride or just ask questions contact the club at:
tandemsacrossthebay@gmail.com
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Bowling Team Now Forming:
The LightHouse Bowling Team is looking for members who can meet a few hours once a week to bowl together and have a good time. Transportation will be provided from the Lighthouse to the bowling alley.  All skill levels welcome.  If you are interested please call Theresa Navarro at 415-694-7334 or via email:  tnavarro@lighthouse-sf.org
***
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP):
Adventure fitness and recreation are touch phrases for BORP.  BORP believes that everyone should have access to the unique challenges that outdoor recreation provides.  BORP makes every effort to accommodate each person’s needs, including providing transportation and volunteer support. Trips are planned with a wide spectrum of abilities in mind, including wheelchair users, slow walkers, and people with visual impairments. For event listings call Lori Gray at 510-843-4398 or check out the BORP website at www.borp.org
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Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors:
Departs every Sunday at noon from Pier 40 in San Francisco. Call 415- 281-0212 for announcements or visit: WWW.BAADS.org
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OF COMMUNITY INTEREST:
 
Peer To Peer Support Group:
August 22 1:00pm-3:00pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
These meetings are casually structured to discuss different aspects of life with a visual impairment. Every individual is visually impaired  
***
Guide Dogs For The Blind Graduation:
Guide Dogs for the Blind Campus
August 29         1:30pm
350 Los Ranchitos Road
San Rafael
Phone: 415 499-4000
Attending a graduation ceremony at Guide Dogs for the Blind is one of the best ways to really get acquainted with the guide dogs program.  Tours of the campus will follow the graduation ceremony.
***
Taiko Drumming Class:
September 5  12:00pm-3:00pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
For reservations contact: Philip Kum at 415-694-7372 or email: pkum@lighthouse-sf.org
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Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Access Days:
December 21             9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
February  27, 2010    6:00p.m. to  8:00 p.m.
De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco
The exhibit offers 50 objects from tomb of King Tut and 80 more from the tombs of his ancestors.  This exhibit illuminates the 18th Dynasty, Egypt’s Golden Age.  These Access days offer smaller crowds and reduced ticket prices.  There will be additional seating as well.  Objects for visitors to touch will be available at both Access Days.  Ticket prices are $18.50 and a limited number of $10.00 tickets for those with financial need.  Contact Tish Brown 415-750-7650 or tbrown@famsf.org for applications and more information.
***
Follow the LightHouse on Facebook and Twitter:
Get daily updates about LightHouse activates, community events, new products and even job postings. If you are not a member of these sites, it is easy to join!  Click on the following links, sign up and you will automatically be connected to LightHouse buzz!

Twitter
http://twitter.com/lighthouse_sf

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/LightHouse-for-the-Blind-and-Visually-Impaired/104069923114?ref=mf

Northern California Entertainment and Recreation Listing August 7, 2009

This listing is compiled by the Vision Loss Resource Center at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. This list is compiled weekly as a service to the blind and visually impaired community of Northern California. If you have meeting or event information that would be appropriate for inclusion in this list please email info@lighthouse-sf.org. This list will be updated every Friday. Information for each Friday’s listing must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to publication.  The entertainment and recreation listing are also available on the LightHouse website at: www.lbvi.staging.wpengine.com.com.
***
Audio described movie listings by geographic area:

EAST BAY:

Rialto Theatre:
10070 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito
510-528-8759
Now playing
“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”

SAN FRANCISCO:
AMC Metreon 15:
101 Fourth Street
415-369-6201
Now showing in auditorium 8:
“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
“(500) Days of Summer”
Separate admission for each show.

SOUTH BAY:
AMC Cupertino Square 16:
North Wolfe Road & Stevens Creek
Cupertino
408-252-5960
Now playing in auditorium 3:
“Julie & Julia”
Separate admission for each show.

AMC Mercado 20:
311 Mission College Blvd.
Mercado Santa Clara Center
Santa Clara
408-919-0285
Now playing in auditorium 8:
“Funny People” and “Julie & Julia”

AMC Saratoga 14:
700 El Paseo De Saratoga
San Jose
408-871-2277
Now playing in auditorium 10:
“Harry Potter and the Half- Blood Prince”
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Live Performances described by Visual Voice:
“Tinyard Hill”
Presented by Theater Works
Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto
August 7 8:00pm
August 8 8:00pm
August 16 2:00pm
The times above are the show times. For descriptions of costumes and set arrive 25 minutes earlier.  Be sure to mention Visual Voice at the box office.
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Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by SHN
”August: Osage County”
Curran Theatre
445 Geary St.
San Francisco
August 29: 2PM

To charge tickets and reserve one of the 20 receivers for the show call 415-551-2027 and request Audiovision tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office,1192 Market Street, San Francisco. Tickets purchased in person at the Orpheum Box Office have no convenience fee.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
***
Live Described Performance:
Presented by SHN
”Wicked”
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco
This show is open ended and has a recorded descriptive sound track.  This means that every performance is accessible.  To charge tickets call 415-551-2027 and request a descriptive headset with your tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the box office without the convenience fee.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
***
RECREATION:

Yoga Workshop:
August  8
3:30pm to 5:30pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
For more information and to register call Phillip Kum at 415-694-7372. or via email
pkum@lighthouse-sf.org

Tandems Across the Bay Bike Club:
The club has several volunteers with tandems and rides on weekends and holidays, from The Fishermen’s Wharf Area.  The easy-going rides are usually across the Golden Gate Bridge and return to San Francisco via Ferry. There is usually a picnic after the ride.  To schedule a ride or just ask questions contact the club at:
tandemsacrossthebay@gmail.com
***
Bowling Team Now Forming:
The LightHouse Bowling Team is looking for members who can meet a few hours once a week to bowl together and have a good time. Transportation will be provided from the Lighthouse to the bowling alley.  All skill levels welcome.  If you are interested please call Theresa Navarro at 415-694-7334 or via email:  tnavarro@lighthouse-sf.org
***
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP):
Adventure fitness and recreation are touch phrases for BORP.  BORP believes that everyone should have access to the unique challenges that outdoor recreation provides.  BORP makes every effort to accommodate each person’s needs, including providing transportation and volunteer support. Trips are planned with a wide spectrum of abilities in mind, including wheelchair users, slow walkers, and people with visual impairments. For event listings call Lori Gray at 510-843-4398 or check out the BORP website at www.borp.org
***
Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors:
Departs  every Sunday at noon from Pier 40 in San Francisco. Call 415- 281-0212 for announcements or visit: WWW.BAADS.org
***
OF COMMUNITY INTEREST:

Peer To Peer Support Group:
August 8  1:00pm-3:00pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
These meetings are casually structured to discuss different aspects of life with a visual impairment. Every individual is visually impaired
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Take Flight For Kids:
Sponsored by Valley Medical Foundation
August 8  9:00am-5:00pm
San Jose Reid Hillview Airport
2500 Cunninghame Drive, San Jose
75 private airplane pilots will provide free 20 minute airplane rides for up to 750 passengers, including young people with disabilities, their friends and family.  During the flights participants are encouraged to take the controls and experience the joy of flying. For more information contact Dean McCully dean@dmccully.com or call 209-614-4650
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Family Concert:
August 16 2:00pm-3:00pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Osher Salon
50 Oak Street
San Francisco
Bring your family to a concert especially for kids.  Ayaka Isono, a concert pianist who lost her vision several years ago, and her musician friends will host.  Listen to the music, touch the instruments, and ask the musicians questions. You don’t need to sit still!  Children of all ages are welcome.  This is a free event but donations will be accepted. To RSVP, please call 510-323-4934
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Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Access Days:
December 21       9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
February  27, 2010    6:00p.m. to  8:00 p.m.
De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco
The exhibit offers 50 objects from tomb of King Tut and 80 more from the tombs of his ancestors.  This exhibit illuminates the 18th Dynasty, Egypt’s Golden Age.  These Access days offer smaller crowds and reduced ticket prices.  There will be additional seating as well.  Objects for visitors to touch will be available at both Access Days.  Ticket prices are $18.50 and a limited number of $10.00 tickets for those with financial need.  Contact Tish Brown 415-750-7650 or tbrown@famsf.org for applications and more information.
***
Follow the LightHouse on Facebook and Twitter:
Get daily updates about LightHouse activates, community events, new products and even job postings. If you are not a member of these sites, it is easy to join!  Click on the following links, sign up and you will automatically be connected to LightHouse buzz! Twitter http://twitter.com/lighthouse_sf Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/LightHouse-for-the-Blind-and-Visually-Impaired/104069923114?ref=mf

Monthly Saturday Yoga Series at the LightHouse: Spine and Breath

CREATING NEW & MORE MOVEMENT WITH YOUR SPINE & BREATH

Presented by Gabbriella & Nancy 3:30 – 5:30

Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 214 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco

CREATE NEW & IMPROVED MOVEMENT OF THE SPINE – with movement and our beautiful breath. The spine needs movement to lubricate the joints and provide nutrition to the spongy disks between the vertebrae….during movement, to feed and lubricate discs properly, it’s necessary to reverse the curvatures for brief periods of time, and breathe into it….which specific back care yoga postures do gently & wonderfully.

We will learn to EXPLORE the breathe deeply as we Move with our spine – when we hold our breath, we hold tension. Quiet, introspective breathing alters the sympathetic/parasympathetic nerve signal balance to the arteries and veins…allowing increased circulation to tissues whose vessels are constricted during times of stress. This means to stretch the back muscles to lengthen the spine and creating more space for the breath, vertebrae and disks.

DisabledCommunity.Org hosts Everyone Can Dance this Saturday!

***** Let’s Dance!!! *****

In honor of Disability Pride Month, DisabledCommunity.Org is co-sponsoring a dance with other disability and aging focused organizations on Saturday,  July 25th from 5-9 pm at the UU Center at 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco.

This pride dance is open to people with and without disabilities and is planned as a social action to increase self love and social movement and to decrease alienation and isolation within our community.

AXIS Dance Company will kick off the dance from 5:30 to 6:30 teaching dance participants new ways of thinking about movement.

At 6:30 everyone can dance to the musical mixings of Leroy Franklin Moore Jr. of Krip Hop Nation who will be mixing a group  of diverse dance music, including music created by artists with disabilities and DJ Reggie Daniels will be spinning them.

Order a Ticket to the Dance Online $5-25 based on ability to pay

Go to: http://www.disabledcommunity.org/dance for more information

Thanks,

Lori Guidos
Executive Director

DisabledCommunity.org
admin@disabledcommunity.org
www.disabledcommunity.org

1550 Bryant Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94103

415-508-6130

Bike with Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program!

www.borp.org

Registration for the 2009 Revolution is now OPEN!  You can register now to ride, volunteer, or attend the festival.  Rider registration is discounted until August 1st, and space is limited.  Head on over to our website and register now!

Also, don’t forget about our Revolution Kick-Off Party at our Adaptive Cycling Center on July 18th. That’s just one week from this Saturday.  Put it on your calendar and then RSVP to revolution@borp.org

The Kick-Off Party starts with several ride options beginning at 10AM.  Rides start promptly at 10, so get there early to have a cup of coffee and get ready.  Also, you’ll want to make sure you buy some raffle tickets to win some awesome prizes! 

At the completion of the rides, we will celebrate the start of this year’s Revolution season with a good, old-fashioned BBQ. 

Don’t miss a great day of fun!  Please RSVP to revolution@borp.org