Division of Blind Services October Events
October 5th – Join the Lighthouse of Broward from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM for a day of fun at the South Florida’s National Blind Sports Day event! Activities will include yoga, adapted soccer, beeping kickball, and goalball! The event will take place at Broward College Central Campus (3501 SW Davie Road). For more information, you can contact Samantha Kelly at (954) 463-4217.
October 12th - A White Cane Walk will be held in partnership with the Division of Blind Services, Alachua Lions Club, Council of the Blind, Boy Scouts and City of Alachua from 8 AM to 11 AM at the Alachua County Fire Rescue Station 21 (911 SE 5th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601).
October 16th - Join the West Palm Beach Police Department, Florida Outreach Center for the Blind, and the Division of Blind Services as they declare October 16th White Cane Safety Day! The event will be held at the Florida Outreach Center for the Blind (2315 South Congress Avenue Palm Springs, FL 33406). RSVP with Carolyn Lapp at (561) 642-0005.
October 12th - Join the members of the Pinellas Council of the Blind at their Low Vision Expo and White Cane Safety Walk from 10:00 AM to 2 PM at Evans Hall (12601 Park Blvd). The walk will begin and end at Evans Hall. Afterwards, a wide range of adaptive technology will be on display. For more information, go to www.lhpfl.org/low-vision-expo.
October 15th - Join the Division of Blind Services and the Jacksonville council of the Blind for their White Cane Safety Day Walk. Participants are asked to meet at the ILRC parking lot at 9:30 AM. The walk will be held along Art Museum Drive and participants will pass out flyers in order to educate the public on Florida’s White Cane Safety Law and the importance of road safety for pedestrians with disabilities.
October 17th - The Florida State College at Jacksonville’s Vision Education and Rehabilitation Center is hosting their annual Vision Awareness Day. Interactive stations at the event will include, a Cane Maze, an Aroma Station, an Ask Me About My Blindness Station, and more! For more information, contact Patricia Marsha at (904) 633-8297.
October 15th - Join Miami Lighthouse for a National White Cane Day celebration starting at 8:30 AM. A White Cane Safety Walk will begin at the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind (601 Southwest 8th Avenue), and will end around 1:00 PM. To register or obtain more information, contact Cameron Sisser at email@example.com or (786) 362-7515.
New Port Richey
October 24th - The New Port Richey Lighthouse is hosting a grand opening event! The event will be held at the Lighthouse (9130 Ridge Road). Join them as they offer tours and a chance to socialize with others in the community from 3 to 5:30 pm and 6 to 7 pm. A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is scheduled for 5:30 pm.
October 11th – The 2019 Disability Employment Awareness Celebration will be held at the Tallahassee City Hall, Commission Chambers (300 South Adams Street) at 8:30 AM. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 am. This event is hosted by Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), and the Division of Blind Services (DBS). If you would like to attend, please be sure to RSVP by calling APD at (850) 488-4257.
October 12th - Join DBS and local community partners in a walk for Disability and White Cane Awareness. Participants are asked to meet in front of the Leroy Collins Library (200 W. Park Avenue) at 9 AM, The walk is slated to last until 11 AM so don’t forget to bring water to stay hydrated!
October 14th – Join the Tallahassee Council of the Blind (TCB) for a White Cane Awareness Day Dinner! The dinner itself will be held at Tijuana Flats (1400 Village Square Boulevard), which allows consumer groups to host public awareness events and fundraisers at their restaurants. If mention TCB when ordering, the TCB will even receive a portion of the proceeds! After dinner, organizers plan to cross the Village Square/Thomasville Road intersection with audible pedestrian signals to help bring awareness.
October 11th - Join the Tampa Lighthouse and DBS for a White Cane Day Celebration. Lunch will be provided and there will be fun activities as well! The celebration will be held from 11 AM to 2 PM. Please RSVP by calling (813) 251-2407.