Community Events Schedule, August 15 - 22


David Trott
 

Community Calls for August 15 — 22

 

Please note, more events may be added throughout the week.

 

Below is information on how to connect to this week’s ACB Community calls. These calls are open to everyone. Membership in ACB is not required.

 

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

 

Weekend Wind Down: 11am ET, 8am PT, 5am HT

Grab your favorite morning beverage and let’s join Melanie as we share an hour together, winding down from a long week.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82314252855?pwd=d2QzaU5LYmwxcnpJVmdqeG9DR016Zz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82314252855#,,,,,,0#,,236736#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 823 1425 2855

Passcode: 236736

 

Angel Eyes Dance Fitness: 12pm ET, 9am PT, 6am HT

Clear, simplified movement to fun, upbeat rhythms makes for a winning, sweat-inducing cardio workout every time. Add in light weights to get those muscles poppin’ and body will get movin’. Join Dawn Wells for this one hour class.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81352344854

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,81352344854#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 813 5234 4854

 

ACB Home, Garden, and Agriculture: 5pm ET, 2pm PT, 11am HT

Whether you live in an apartment or Farm with hundreds of acres, join us to learn and share about sustainable living. ACB home, garden, and agriculture is for people who are interested in eating healthy, raising food, keeping live stock, or other topics related to sustainable living.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86194807723?pwd=bG14UjViRnJQSVJaOE9TSm1wdTNwZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,86194807723#,,,,,,0#,,381514#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 861 9480 7723

Passcode: 381514

 

BITS Open Chat: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join our special-interest affiliate, Blind Information Technology Specialists for a nightly open chat.

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/781425635?pwd=cGhKMlZPQ1N6cmZyQ1BRSzV5QzFndz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,781425635#,,,,0#,,592190#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 781-425-635

Passcode: 592190

 

Saturday Night Live: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Join Cindy and Wendy for ACB Affiliate Family Feud. That’s right, ten affiliates have created their family of five to compete for the title, we’re just not sure what title this will be. One thing we do know, there’s sure to be plenty of laughs and lots of fun for everyone.

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

Join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85127855560?pwd=UzhjUXE2b0tBSFZGV0QwWWF0ZzlwQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,85127855560#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 851 2785 5560

Passcode: 630139

 

Sunday, August 16, 2020

 

The Blessing Table: 11am ET, 8am PT, 5am HT

Join Lynn for a time of sharing and reflection as together we count our blessings one by one over a cup of coffee, tea, or beverage of choice.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89280721208?pwd=UkIwT2pKajBicGJUWnBhR1hTMFVkQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89280721208#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 892 8072 1208

Passcode: 743311

 

Crafty Chat: 2pm ET, 11am PT, 8am HT

Painting and texturing with Patricia. Here are a few things for you to round up: and 11 x 14“ canvas board, Some Liquitex thick Medium that you can add to your paint to make it thicker, several tubes of acrylic paint, And found objects such as beads, Shells, sand, Old keys, any small found objects that can be placed into the paint and Liquitex medium to make a collage type picture.

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Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82678771783?pwd=elRlY2haM2VMWFl3ZjRwL3F6a1lhdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82678771783#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 826 7877 1783

Passcode: 213821

 

Bookability: 4pm ET, 1pm PT, 10am HT

Join Meka and Shannon as they talk about the books that shaped them during their formative years, turning them in to lifelong readers. Bring the titles that shaped you, and come prepared for lightning reviews--we promise we'll do them this time!

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88279300620?pwd=bU5pWkREM3Fkc2lnL0x6VnFhNjVlZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,88279300620#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 882 7930 0620

Passcode: 972023

 

Let’s Just Talk About Jesus: 6pm ET, 3pm PT, 12pm HT

The focus of these calls is to share our walk with God as born again Christians applied to daily life. Linda and Vicki invite others who are comfortable to share  the same. Therefore,  different denominations or spiritual views will not be discussed. This forum is intended to be a non-judgmental, warm, welcoming place of encouragement where we can talk about what God has done for us and share prayer requests.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83319908214?pwd=dWw5ZDV1RTdLdHIvc2hkbFZYTzZqdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83319908214#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 833 1990 8214

Passcode: 458449

 

Creating A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Share in an Open Forum with Nanette Seidenberg, Orientation Mobility Specialist from Pennsylvania to discuss how everyone is coping with social distancing, wearing masks, day to day living, most useful apps during this time and the impact on mobility. 

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83522246760?pwd=RnhDRnlWTWxrMTVMTE12SGR6WHpEQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83522246760#,,,,,,0#,,248988#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 835 2224 6760

Passcode: 248988

 

BITS Open Chat: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join our special-interest affiliate, Blind Information Technology Specialists for a nightly open chat.

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/781425635?pwd=cGhKMlZPQ1N6cmZyQ1BRSzV5QzFndz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,781425635#,,,,0#,,592190#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 781-425-635

Passcode: 592190

 

David's Bar And Grill Social: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Looking for a slightly more relaxed but equally as fun gathering as any virtual social you've attended? Come to David's Bar And Grill, where we welcome regulars and new people every week. From ice breakers to random conversation, we cover it all, and more, at David's Bar and grill. So bring your food and beverage of choice and come join the fun.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89217989899?pwd=dzlWSEZIWkE3aE0wSEpObDNFSzVNQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89217989899#,,,,0#,,079283#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 892 1798 9899

Passcode: 079283

 

Monday, August 17, 2020

 

Coffee Social: 11AM ET, 8:00 AM PT, 5am HT

Let’s get social. Join Meka as together we get ready for the week ahead. Bring your favorite morning beverage and let’s connect.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82776327376?pwd=QWVpai9razRqemhZWlVuTG9mYVFxZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82776327376#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 827 7632 7376

Passcode: 375602

 

Zoom On Zoom: 4pm ET, 1pm PT, 10am HT

Have you been coming to the community calls for a while from your phone but find yourself nervous about using the actual app? Would you like to learn about some of the often unused features such as screen sharing or chat? Join Meka for explanations of some of Zoom's features and hands-on demonstrations. In order to get the most out of this workshop, please log on using your smartphone, tablet, or PC, or mac.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83366447476?pwd=ZjdwbWRsZmd3eWQyK3lLSGZnZFZTdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83366447476#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 833 6644 7476

Passcode: 756319

 

There's No Place Like Home: 6pm ET, 3pm PT, 12pm HT

Let's open our front door for this week for an exciting hour discussing the huge and often overwhelming task of de-cluttering. Linda Yacks will be a presenter this week but all of us have things to offer especially in getting started. Come join Patty Slaby for information and fun.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86539945429?pwd=RDNFVGFvaGZROUtvdlZ5T2pBWE5vdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,86539945429#,,,,,,0#,,595272#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 865 3994 5429

Passcode: 595272

 

¡VAMOS A HABLAR E (Let’s Talk Spanish): 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

¡BIENVENIDOS! Join amigas Minh Ha and Ashley Colburn every Monday evening for a friendly and informal meeting where we’ll discuss all things Spanish language and culture. We’ll bring different topics for discussion with plenty of time leftover for “conversación en español” with native and beginner speakers. All levels and abilities are welcome! ¡HASTA PRONTO! Sponsored by ACB Students. Minh runs a Facebook group for language learners: https://m.facebook.com/groups/562134754546441?_rdr

Join the call:

https://zoom.us/j/96932054094?pwd=YnJuRjdsYjZyajR4K2JxRzQvS25Rdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,96932054094#,,,,,,0#,,492080#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 969 3205 4094

Passcode: VAMOS1 / 492080

 

Learning to Fly with Achilles International: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Join us for a conversation to learn more about Achilles International, a global organization operating in 25 countries including the US, transforms the lives of people with disabilities through athletic programs and social connection. We will talk with Achilles International staff, athletes and guides to learn more about the life changing opportunities they provide.

Join the Webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84570364459?pwd=ejRqV0hyTVFFM040dDBXNmJzb3IzZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84570364459#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 845 7036 4459

Passcode: 302841

 

The Joy of Music: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Join Donna for a fun time discussing Music. This is something  that  has no bounds. Everyone likes music of some kind. We all listen to music or create it for a myriad of reasons and the best thing about music is it evokes happiness for all to share.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87818585662?pwd=T0plRGVrYVZxQzdVbnNycUdTUVpuQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,87818585662#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 878 1858 5662

Passcode: 059298

 

Open Up the Facebook: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Open up the Facebook

Does Facebook scare you? Did you open an account but don’t know what to do next? Do you feel like you’re just fumbling through and not really utilizing it like it could be used? Come with your iPhone and of course your questions, and let’s join Diane as we wade into the Facebook waters. Each week we’ll dive a little deeper until we’re all comfortable making Facebook friends, joining groups, and doing much more.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86577005511?pwd=TWZ0T01WM3V5QVI5VlpkbVh5V2g1Zz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,86577005511#,,,,,,0#,,753480#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 865 7700 5511

Passcode: 753480

 

BITS Presentation: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join our special-interest affiliate, Blind Information Technology Specialists for a presentation: the Eero System. The BITS open chat will begin following a brief break.

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/781425635?pwd=cGhKMlZPQ1N6cmZyQ1BRSzV5QzFndz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,781425635#,,,,0#,,592190#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 781-425-635

Passcode: 592190

 

Book Chat: 9:00pm ET, 6:00pm PT, 3:00pm HT

Join in the discussion of the book, “Welcome to Harmony” by Jodi Thomas, DB71471, and any other interesting reads of the passed few weeks. Hosted by MCBVI member, Casey Dutmer.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86492094578?pwd=UWFZOHkvc3R6aGJaNHJqQkhSbC9xQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,86492094578#,,253425#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 864 9209 4578

Passcode: 253425

 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

 

Coffee Social: 11AM ET, 8:00 AM PT, 5am HT

Let’s get social. Join Cindy for good conversation over your favorite morning beverage.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83453355455?pwd=V3FzdEhpY1VvR1UzeTdvclNQaHlDQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83453355455#,,,,0#,,683371#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 834 5335 5455

Passcode: 683371

 

Taking Care of Our Mental Health – Understanding Implicit Bias: 1pm ET, 10am PT, 7am HT

Implicit bias, also known as implicit social cognition, refers  to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. Join Jessie Rayl, ED.D. on this call to learn to identify your own biases, whether to change them, and how.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82315949187?pwd=MWRiOENQZkZENXU5Z3ZBT3FONEVJQT09

One tap mobile: +1312626799,,82315949187#,,,,0#,,786781#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 823 1594 9187

Passcode: 786781

 

West Coast Coffee Break: 1pm ET, 10am PT, 7am HT

Join Joe Green, Regina Marie and the ACB Capital Chapter of CCB. Just come and bring your favorite hot beverage, West coast Style. Drop in for 5 minutes or stay the whole time for some free-flowing conversation. Connect with good friends and make some new ones.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6180851747?pwd=TVZKdXRqNXp0TkN2alRFRDRwS29UZz09

One tap mobile: +16699006833,,6180851747#,,,,,,0#,,2221934#

Phone: +669-900-6833

Meeting ID: 618 085 1747

Passcode: 2221934

 

Tuesday Topics: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

 

This week we are going to discuss getting older which all of us do! However, we will focus on those blind people who are old enough to call themselves seniors. Some of us become seniors having been blind most or all of our lives. Others only get to find out what it's like to be blind after they are seniors themselves. All seniors who are blind share the reality that there are very few services for them compared to those available for people who are going to work. They are also a part of a population that is expected to grow exponentially over the next decade. As people live longer, they are more likely to lose all or some of their vision. How can ACB and its affiliates help seniors get better served? How can we recruit more of those seniors new to blindness?  Three guests join Tuesday Topics. Sandra (Sandy) Troiano has only been blind for ten years and she is barely a senior. Jeff Thom is President of the ACB special interest affiliate dedicated to the needs of this population: the Association on Aging and Vision Loss (AAVL). Terry Pacheco has recently started a series of community calls on aging and how we can adjust to it. I am also a senior! I will be seventy-five this year. Many of you who listen and participate can also take pride that you, too, have reached senior status.

Listen in on ACB Radio Mainstream:

www.acbradio.org/mainstream

Join the  webinar 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time:

https://zoom.us/j/887066437

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,887066437#

Phone 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 887 066 437

 

Information Session -- Aira and Be My Eyes: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join ACB of Minnesota for an information session featuring representatives from AIRA and Be my eyes. Hear from Hanz Wyberg, Be My Eyes Founder, and Jenine Stanley, Aira Explorer Community Manager about what both companies have to offer and how they make life easier for people who are blind. We will allow plenty of time for your questions.

Join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83879245117?pwd=MnBDMm81N0hMd01pVEtiYXRuK1lFdz09

One-tap mobile: +16468769923,,83879245117#,,,,,,0#,,721036#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 838 7924 5117

Passcode: 721036

 

BITS Open Chat: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join our special-interest affiliate, Blind Information Technology Specialists for a nightly chat.

Join the call:

https://zoom.us/j/781425635?pwd=cGhKMlZPQ1N6cmZyQ1BRSzV5QzFndz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,781425635#,,,,0#,,#592190#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 781-425-635

Passcode: 592190

 

Tuesday Talks with Tiff: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Come have informal  and engaging conversations with Tiff about what it is like to be young and blind in the 21st century. If you’re a young professional, college student, or someone under the age of 45 who is still trying to figure it all out, join us. We will talk about life, love, and everything in between.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89127141198?pwd=ME4rc0cxd3Y1WlZUdFZKU2JsZ1VpUT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89127141198#,,,,,,0#,,4447300#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 891 2714 1198

Passcode: 4447300

 

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

If you would like to informally learn about the German language: words, phrases, pronunciation, etc. please join Maureen as we explore and experience this fun, beautiful language. Each week we’ll get together for a half-hour to learn new words and have mini conversations in German. We'd love to have you join us.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83238431462?pwd=U3g4SmNHOXJTQ2FQU256NlErUGlSZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83238431462#,,,,0#,,707776#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 832 3843 1462

Passcode: 707776

 

Foodie Fun, It's Time To Spice It Up - Indian Cuisine is on the menu: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Are you overwhelmed with all the menu choices of what to eat or perhaps you're just not sure what to order when dining out. Let your fingers do the dialing and join the rest of us Foodies as we explore some great Indian cuisine. Whether your preference is a chutney vs. curry. Whether you enjoy Beef, Lamb, Chicken or Vegetarian as your protein choice, we have got you covered. Should I or shouldn't I, sauce it up or spice it up. And of course, when it comes to the heat there are many levels .... so let's level up for your taste buds and dive in!

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89284139230?pwd=VUl1WjNrYW5kRGN2bk91Ym9VVDB0Zz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89284139230#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 892 8413 9230

Passcode: 271231

 

Sheltering In Place, Together: 10pm ET, 7pm PT, 4pm HT

Sick of isolating? Board out of your gourd? Come chillax with your friends in Oregon for a while. Stay for 10 minutes, stay the whole 90. Its all good! We will discuss a wide range of topics. Come join the fun! Hosted by Teresa Christian and Pat Wallace of ACB of Oregon.

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/6734662226

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,6734662226#

Phone: 346-248-7799

Meeting ID: 673-466-2226#

 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

 

Healthy Living Accountability Check-In: 10am ET, 7am PT, 4am HT

Join others in the community for goal setting and idea sharing around staying healthy. Whether it’s supporting you on your weight-loss journey, trying to lower your cholesterol, blood sugar, or blood pressure, becoming more physically fit, giving up a bad habit, or something else altogether, here’s a chance for each of us to hold ourselves accountable in a supportive environment. Let’s get together once a week and celebrate successes, encourage one another through struggles, and become a healthier member of this ACB Community in the process.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88219384455?pwd=b1N3WFJlRFNrZjVwNDdlbjhDV0NZZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,88219384455#,,,,,,0#,,561891#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 882 1938 4455

Passcode: 561891

 

Wednesday Check-In: 11am ET, 8am PT, 5am HT

It’s mid-week. Whether things are going good, or you’re feeling a bit over-whelmed, here’s an opportunity for us to connect and just check in. Because, there’s something reassuring about being a part of a community. So let’s join Eugene and the gang for a little company and a boost to our week.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83870863625?pwd=bVZ4Rm1McDRkZ25jdlVYaE9FekRvUT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83870863625#,,,,0#,,275989#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 838 7086 3625

Passcode: 275989

 

Widows and Widowers: 2pm ET, 11am PT, 8am HT

Join Roger Dennis for a time of sharing and connection. Together we will remember our partners and gain ideas on how to make living alone easier.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84417050607?pwd=NVc1ME92ZmtvSEFleEpvNWRWKy9mUT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84417050607#,,,,0#,,574826#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 844 1705 0607

Passcode: 574826

 

Easy Chair Yoga: 4pm ET, 1pm PT, 10am HT

All you need is a chair, some comfortable clothes, and no shoes and together we can enjoy a relaxing and stress-free hour in the comfort of our own homes. Hosted by Leslie Spoone, Certified Aerobic Instructor and Personal Trainer.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85810305595?pwd=T1BlNEtiWi93eHZUcGF6bGgvNnU4UT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,85810305595#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 858 1030 5595

Passcode: 954475

 

Tweet, Tweet: 6pm ET, 3pm PT, 12pm HT

Have you ever wondered what's up with all of those hashtags, trending topics, and mentions? What's a DM, anyway? Well, birds aren't the only ones with the ability to tweet. Please join Meka and learn what Twitter is, why you might want to try it, and how you, too, can start giving your 280 character thoughts on the world wide web!

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83366447476?pwd=ZjdwbWRsZmd3eWQyK3lLSGZnZFZTdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83366447476#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 833 6644 7476

Passcode: 756319

 

It’s Electric: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Do you have questions about the Instant Pot, air fryer or other small kitchen appliances?  What about the ones that work with Lady A?  Join Jeannie to learn and share info about these great kitchen helpers!

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86953351998?pwd=SFZUR09sTWEwSHh4RlR6c24wc2pkdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,86953351998#,,,,,,0#,,694167#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 869 5335 1998

Passcode: 694167

 

Open Mic Night: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Hosted by Gregg Wandsneider, Tripple G, open mic is a time for community sharing of songs, jokes, poems and stories. Performers can take the virtual stage for up to 12 minutes. Please keep material family appropriate! All are welcome, performers and listeners!

Join in the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3114235410?pwd=WVhOZzV0dHdLNmp0VTcrS0ViWDdNQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,3114235410#,,,,,,0#,,694167#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 311 423 5410

Passcode: 694167

 

BITS Open Chat: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join our special-interest affiliate, Blind Information Technology Specialists for a nightly open chat.

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/781425635?pwd=cGhKMlZPQ1N6cmZyQ1BRSzV5QzFndz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,781425635#,,,,0#,,592190#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 781-425-635

Passcode: 592190

 

The Braille Buzz: 8:30pm ET, 5:30pm PT, 2:30pm HT

Join the Braille Revival League as they welcome Hadley Institute from Illinois about how their approach to training has changed. We’ll hear about the new courses aimed at teaching braille to sighted and partially sighted people, learn about plans for a new "tactile" braille course that is under development, and hear about "classic" braille courses. Danette Johnson who represents Hadley on the Braille Authority of North America or her representative will tell us about the new Hadley and there will be time for Q&A.

Join the call:

https://zoom.us/j/149252965
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,149252965#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 149 252 965

 

Taking Care of Our Mental Health – Understanding Implicit Bias: 1pm ET, 10am PT, 7am HT

Implicit bias, also known as implicit social cognition, refers  to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. Join Jessie Rayl, ED.D. on this call to learn to identify your own biases, whether to change them, and how.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82315949187?pwd=MWRiOENQZkZENXU5Z3ZBT3FONEVJQT09

One tap mobile: +1312626799,,82315949187#,,,,0#,,786781#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 823 1594 9187

Passcode: 786781

 

Topic: An Old-fashion Teacher's Lounge: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Be a part of a traditional Teacher's Lounge hosted by the American Association of Blind Teachers, where we will swap tall teacher tales, pretend to solve all educational issues, and most importantly, bounce teacher tips and tricks off each other.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5976332328

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5976332328

One tap mobile: +1312626-6799,,5976332328#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 597 633 2328       

 

Midlife Mingle: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

If you would like to connect with others, share  hobbies, address any issues or concerns that effect those of us whom are middle aged while having a relaxing and lively discussion, than join  Karen Hughes and others. Topics are flexible and all are welcome.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84759202263?pwd=RklqdkVWaWMvOWEyRDlFbWt6UHJmQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84759202263#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 847 5920 2263

Passcode: 285644

 

Meditation Celebration: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Join In for a special half-hour together including a 20 minute meditation. We look forward to you coming. Your presence, is our gift, our present. Your participation is our anticipation.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87666882311?pwd=VXNsU1MrOU5vWmMxbUpLZzByaWtNUT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,87666882311#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 876 6688 2311

Passcode: 153764

 

Mid-Week Serenity: 10pm ET, 7pm PT, 4pm HT

Sometimes life gets a hold of us and we just need to remember to keep it simple and breathe. Join Cheryl for a peaceful time of guided reflection, rejuvenation, and recharging of our spirit.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84338696240?pwd=RGRENTd3RzUvV3VUVXc1V1E1Yk52UT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84338696240#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 843 3869 6240

Passcode: 256201

 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

 

Coffee Social: 11AM ET, 8:00 AM PT, 5am HT

Let’s get social. Join Cindy and the gang for good conversation over your favorite morning beverage.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83453355455?pwd=V3FzdEhpY1VvR1UzeTdvclNQaHlDQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83453355455#,,,,0#,,683371#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 834 5335 5455

Passcode: 683371

 

West Coast Coffee Break: 1pm ET, 10am PT, 7am HT

Join Joe Green, Regina Marie and the ACB Capital Chapter of CCB. Just come and bring your favorite hot beverage, West coast Style. Drop in for 5 minutes or stay the whole time for some free-flowing conversation. Connect with good friends and make some new ones.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6180851747?pwd=TVZKdXRqNXp0TkN2alRFRDRwS29UZz09

One tap mobile: +16699006833,,6180851747#,,,,,,0#,,2221934#

Phone: +669-900-6833

Meeting ID: 618 085 1747

Passcode: 2221934

 

Tips and Tricks for Around the House: 3pm ET, 12pm PT, 9am HT

We’ve all come to vision loss in different ways and times in our lives. Here’s an opportunity to ask those, “How do you do this?” questions and share tried and true techniques with one another. Join Elizabeth Bowden for a candid chat of sharing, and let’s help each other make our lives a little easier in the process.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83852204329?pwd=Nm5jL2R2ZWkwRXNaS1VqU0tJL3BiUT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83852204329#,,791395#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 838 5220 4329

Passcode: 791395

 

Open Chat with Missouri: 5pm ET, 2pm PT, 11am HT

Let’s stay social. Join this open chat with our friends from the Missouri Council of the Blind.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2509078857

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2509078857#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 250 907 8857

 

Knitting with Jane and Jeannie: 5pm ET, 2pm PT, 11am Ht

Those of you who want to learn to knit are asked to join us at the start of the first hour. For those who want to perhaps learn some new stitches, techniques and/or patterns, join us at the beginning of the second hour for some discussion, sharing of resources and knit along projects where we’re sure to learn from each other.  Our first knit along will be Sideways Gloves. stay connected with us, join

www.facebook.com/groups/acbcrafters/

or Send a blank email to

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Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82073109349?pwd=MVlzNmRFZGcxNzBRbXpJbUNxclN4UT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82073109349#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 820 7310 9349

Passcode: 271025

 

A Time of Sharing and Supporting: 5pm ET, 2pm PT, 11am HT

This is the time to safely share what is on your heart, just simply the sadness and the reflections. Please no gossiping about others. we will not give relational advice. Facilitated by Jenny Anderson, Chaplain.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84386642357?pwd=R0RMdFJjNkROa3hnWTNQRkk5b3ZiZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84386642357#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 843 8664 2357

Passcode: 186939

 

Technology Learning Lab: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

Come to learn about and discuss various technology topics. These could include learning about iPhone and iPad apps, feature demonstrations, as well as answering questions asked by participants. Shawn Thiel from ACB of Ohio will do his best to ensure that audio from the iOS device, computer, Victor Reader stream, Etc. is put through his mixer to be as clear as possible.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6142613561

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,6142613561#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 614 261 3561

 

Moving On After Divorce: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

Whether after one or thirty years together, divorce changes the fabric of your life. With so much brokenness, family, friendships, finances, and even ones social life can all take a bit of a beating. How do you move on and regain your identity? How do you trust again? How do you forge new friendships? Join Sheila and others who have, or are moving on, and together let's create a safe place of sharing, caring, and connection. For everyone's information, we will be locking the room five minutes after 7, so if you are late, you will not be able to join us. We really want everyone to be able to feel free to share without interruptions.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89537931017

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89537931017#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 895 3793 1017

 

VISAbilities – Visually Impaired Seniors Abilities: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

“Financial Fitness” – How comfortable are you with respect to your financial future?  Join us for a discussion and presentation on what we can do now and in the future to guarantee ourselves the future we want.  My guest, Emilio Valdes, who also presented during our recent convention.  He will not be trying to sell any product, but is willing to answer questions from our listeners based on his vast experience in the financial field.

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84159641815?pwd=a2dlamVEeUVNTEY1UHRBTGNCYXkwUT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84159641815#,,,,,,0#,,736467#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 841 5964 1815

Passcode: 736467

 

Cancer Club: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Come join the club. This call is for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers to connect and support each other. Whether you have a recent diagnosis, have been cancer free for years, or anything in between, you are welcome.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87380170042?pwd=SG1sK3p1VWJ1MExoRS84RXJWRXNSZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,87380170042#,,,,,,0#,,539219# US (New York)
Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 873 8017 0042

Passcode: 539219

 

Sobriety First: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

This weekly meeting is for recovering alcoholics and addicts who cannot get to a meeting near their location.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2019068524

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2019068524#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 201-906-8524

 

BITS Open Chat: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join our special-interest affiliate, Blind Information Technology Specialists for a nightly open chat.

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/781425635?pwd=cGhKMlZPQ1N6cmZyQ1BRSzV5QzFndz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,781425635#,,,,0#,,592190#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 781-425-635

Passcode: 592190

 

Fashion Focus: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

This is a new community call to talk about the latest fashions! Each call will feature a different fashion topic. Sara Conrad, an experienced presenter at ACB and affiliate conferences about fashion in the blindness community, will host each call. Sara is also a new fashion business owner and has a passion for styling in ways that empower women to chase their dreams. We may even have a special guest from time to time! This week, we will focus on casual comfort clothes. Learn how to dress comfortably but nicely for working from home, joining video calls, quick trips to the store, and so on. While the main focus is on women's fashion, all are welcome to attend.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81651037930?pwd=M29GdVJwZWE1aXA2QmlHSlVlTHc2UT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,81651037930#,,,,,,0#,,637909# US (New York)
Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 816 5103 7930

Passcode: 637909

 

 

David's Bar And Grill Social: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Looking for a slightly more relaxed but equally as fun gathering as any virtual social you've attended? Come to David's Bar And Grill, where we welcome regulars and new people every week. From ice breakers to random conversation, we cover it all, and more, at David's Bar and grill. So bring your food and beverage of choice and come join the fun.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89217989899?pwd=dzlWSEZIWkE3aE0wSEpObDNFSzVNQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89217989899#,,,,0#,,079283#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 892 1798 9899

Passcode: 079283

 

Friday, August 14, 2020

 

Friday Morning Check-In and Chat: 11am ET, 8am PT, 5am HT

It's Friday, that means the weekend is here, and it's the last day of work for most. Celebrate the end of the week with David and your fellow community members with some lively chatter and fun. Meet new people, re-acquaint with old friends, and give yourself 60 minutes of smiles and good conversation to welcome in the start of the weekend.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82687345107?pwd=dUpNVHRJa2cvcm15b28vWmFJcjZwZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82687345107#,,,,,,0#,,011782#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 826 8734 5107

Passcode: 011782

 

Sheltering In Place, Together: 1pm ET, 10am PT, 7am HT

Sick of isolating? Board out of your gourd? Come chillax with your friends in Oregon for a while. Stay for 10 minutes, stay the whole 90. Its all good! We will discuss a wide range of topics. Come join the fun! Hosted by Teresa Christian and Pat Wallace of ACB of Oregon.

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/6734662226

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,6734662226#

Phone: 346-248-7799

Meeting ID: 673-466-2226#

 

What to Know Before You Buy about iPhones: 3pm ET, 12pm PT, 9am HT

In just a few short weeks, Apple will release new iPhones and other devices. Join Matt Vollbrecht, Certified Apple Teacher, along with others on his team to learn what to keep in mind when choosing your next iPhone, as well as learning about the various wireless carriers in the United States, what they offer, and the types of technology they use.

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/comunnity

Join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89327454957?pwd=SlkyT083cGRIZm1WakVNbVRVYkdFZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89327454957#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar Id: 893 2745 4957

Passcode: 249294

 

Blind Beauty and Grooming Techniques: 6pm ET, 3pm PT, 12pm HT 

No matter what your level of vision, you can learn useful and empowering non-visual beauty and grooming techniques that will build your self- confidence, independence, and personal and professional self-image. Join Chelsea Nguyen, Owner and Trainer with CN Vision Image Consulting, LLC for this special presentation and discussion.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86432376746?pwd=cVJGcGdoV3JyWXpiVno0SjUvSE5tdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,,, 864 3237 6746#,,,,0#,,595226#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 864 3237 6746

Passcode: 595226

 

ACB Radio Round Table: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Let’s talk about Treasure Trove and Old Time Radio with John and Larry Gassman and Jeff Bishop.

Join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82722231023?pwd=d2lxZGxKMGZQODFkNUhYWUxKa2RaQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82722231023#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 827 2223 1023

Passcode: 707398

 

BITS Open Chat: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join our special-interest affiliate, Blind Information Technology Specialists for a nightly open chat.

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/781425635?pwd=cGhKMlZPQ1N6cmZyQ1BRSzV5QzFndz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,,,781425635#,,,,0#,,592190#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 781-425-635

Passcode: 592190

 

It’s Play Time: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Meka and Cindy welcome you to join in for another fun Friday night filled with games and laughter.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84421463247?pwd=R1Q0UnpTYTB3YUY5RysvclBuNjZ4UT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84421463247#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 844 2146 3247

Passcode: 331558

 

Saturday, August 22, 2020

 

Weekend Wind Down: 11am ET, 8am PT, 5am HT

Grab your favorite morning beverage and let’s join Melanie as we share an hour together, winding down from a long week.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82314252855?pwd=d2QzaU5LYmwxcnpJVmdqeG9DR016Zz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82314252855#,,,,,,0#,,236736#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 823 1425 2855

Passcode: 236736

 

Angel Eyes Pilates and Stretch with Chair option: 12pm ET, 9am PT, 6am HT

Life is but a balancing act, right? So let’s work on that balance together with Pilates. A low impact class with endurance (repeat) movements that focuses on improving flexibility, core strength (lower back, hip, and abdominal muscles) and body awareness. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. This is a one hour class.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81352344854

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,81352344854#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 813 5234 4854

 

Want to Be an Author or Writer?: 3pm ET, 12pm PT, 9am HT

Come join us for a safe place to inspire each other, learn about connections, and learn the steps to making your dream come true. Facilitated by Jenny Anderson.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83271188878?pwd=cGVEeFNoRDJ6bmF2NzBTK2VwalBHQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83271188878#,,,,,,0#,,177108#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 832 7118 8878

Passcode: 177108

 

Care Giver Support Group: 5pm ET, 2pm PT, 11am HT

If you are a care giver or have a friend or loved one in long-term care or assisted living, this group is for you. For all of us, this has been a very difficult time and we need one another. Let’s get together and give each other virtual hugs.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86326993699?pwd=NkZuSWw1TTA4U0Fsb0FNc3o1RzRwdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,86326993699#,,,,,,0#,,475583#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 863 2699 3699

Passcode: 475583

 

BITS Open Chat: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join our special-interest affiliate, Blind Information Technology Specialists for a nightly open chat.

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/781425635?pwd=cGhKMlZPQ1N6cmZyQ1BRSzV5QzFndz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,781425635#,,,,0#,,592190#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 781-425-635

Passcode: 592190

 

Karaoke Night: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Meka and Cindy are besties who love to go to Karaoke together, but now they live 1600 miles apart and there’s a pandemic. So they’re opening their Zoom Room for some crazy singing fun and hope you’ll decide to join in. Get your karaoke song queued up on your computer, grab your favorite beverage of choice, and whether you come to sing or not, take part in some community time.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84421463247?pwd=R1Q0UnpTYTB3YUY5RysvclBuNjZ4UT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84421463247#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 844 2146 3247

Passcode: 331558

 

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