The Beacon Newsletter October-December 2017


November 14(Tuesday): BFF’s Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon in the LHOB dining room from 12pm-3pm.  

November 16(Thursday): The Alumni Association’s 50/50 Cash Raffle & Alumni Cookbook Sale: The winner of the cash raffle will receive 50% of the proceeds collected. The other 50% will be donated to the Alumni Association. The Alumni Association supports Lighthouse of Broward instructors in receiving current and comprehensive training in their fields$1 per Ticket $5 for 6 Tickets Buy your tickets in the LHOB Lobby from 10am-2pm. The winning ticket will be drawn promptly at 2pm. The Alumni Cookbook will also be on sale. 1 for $15 or 2 for $25. 

November 23(Thursday): Thanksgiving Day, the Lighthouse of Broward is closed.

November 24(Friday): The Lighthouse of Broward is closed.


November 30(Thursday): JOIN US FOR A FUNDRAISER FOR THE LIGHTHOUSE OF BROWARD COUNTY Come out and watch Thursday Night Football and your proceeds will help support the Lighthouse of Broward at Packy’s Sports Bar & Grill 11379 W. PALMETTO PK. RD. BOCA RATON FL. 33428 5pm-7pm. 


December 1(Friday): Client Holiday Party *New Location* for more information contact Fabienne at 954-463-4217 ext. 140.

December 8 (Friday): LHOB Staff Holiday Party. The Lighthouse is closed to clients.

December 25-January 5:  The Lighthouse of Broward will be closed to clients and will reopen, January 8, 2018.



Bill Kociaba’s Exercise Class 10:00am to 11:30am in the dining room, Tuesdays, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st November 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th. December 5th & 12th Contact Bill to RSVP at 954-801-6322 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Broward Council of the Blind meeting 3pm-5pm in Room 20, Tuesdays, October 10th, November 14th & December 12th. For more information, contact BCB President, Dolor Ginchereau, at 954-473-0185(home) or 954-616-7473(cell).  

Baking with Joel 10am-12pm in the Training Kitchen, Wednesdays, October 4th & 18th, November 1st, 15th & 29th & December 6th. Spots are limited (5 each class). RSVP to Joel at 954-805-0146.

Trivia Club 10am-12pm in the boardroom, Fridays, October 6th, November 3rd & December 15th.

Alumni Association Meeting 10am-12pm in the boardroom, Fridays, October 20th & November 17th. After our November meeting, we will be having our Annual End of Year Pizza Party for all members. Please bring $6.00, your own beverage and arrange transportation for a 1:15 pm pick up.

Yoga for Adults hosted by Broward County Parks & Recreation meets every 2nd & 4th Saturday 10am-12pm Through November 2017. Location to be determined. A reservation is required by the Monday prior to each class. Call Special Populations Section at 954-357-8170 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your spot.


Book Club 10am-12pm in the boardroom, Friday, October 27th: Book Selection is Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. Wednesday, November 29th: Rosemary: the Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson. Please notice the day change due to Thanksgiving holiday. Book club will resume in January 2018. For more information, please contact Ellen Meyers at



Until further notice, the Tuesday Interfaith Group (TIG) will not meet. 

Vision of Unity will meet Saturday, October 28th November 26th and December 16th at NSU’s Alvin Sherman library located at 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. For more information please contact India at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

My Tour of Lighthouse of Broward

I watched a lesson in Computer E-Mail 101, If you know how to send one it can be fun.

The Science project made the can explode, Luckily it wasn't their own abode.

Listing ingredients & checking it twice, Was what the students did to order food at Publix, nice.

In Braille a book was read to me, Being sighted I was amazed to see.

As the happy days of Camp came to an end, The children made a collage to send.


Written by Rita Messner, Lighthouse of Broward Donor