“Anything Goes” Audio Described at 5th Avenue

Enjoy a boatload of madcap comedy, enough tap dancing to start a tidal wave and some of Cole Porter’s most De-Licious songs: “You’re the Top,” “I Get a Kick Out of You” and of course “Anything Goes.”

Anything Goes
The 5th Avenue Theater
Saturday, November 2, 2013
2:00 PM Matinee performance with Audio Description by Tony Brown
Audio described introduction of sets and costumes at 1:45PM; will replay at Intermission.

Tickets for Anything Goes purchased through Vision Loss Connections are $25.00 per ticket for a person who is visually impaired and 1 friend or family member.

To reserve a seat, email Patt Copeland or call Patt at (206) 282-3913. Make checks payable to VLC and mail to
Vision Loss Connections
23 West Boston Street
Seattle, WA 98119

You are invited to join us for lunch at the Rock Bottom Restaurant right across the street from the Theater. Plan to arrive around 11:15AM for relaxed dining. Rock Bottom Restaurant, which has a moderately priced menu, is located at 1333 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, Washington.

If you are using the Access Van, we recommend you arrange your pick-up at the Red Lion Inn, 1415 Fifth Avenue, between 5:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.

Seattle Art Museum Accessible Tour

Vision Loss Connections announces its new season of Access Tours at the Seattle Art Museum. The Museum is located at 1300 1st Avenue 98101.

The first Access Tour is on Wednesday, October 23rd at 11:00 AM. The Tour will focus on a new Exhibit, Peru Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon, showcasing art that spans over three thousand years of Peruvian History and Culture. The Tour will feature in depth verbal description to make the art accessible to people who are visually impaired

The Access Tour is free. After the tour, the Art Access Tour group will go to lunch at a new nearby restaurant, Italian Family Pizza, 1206 First Avenue (half a block South on First Avenue from the Art Museum).

Space is limited. To reserve a spot email Patt Copeland or call Patt at (206) 282-3913. Please meet between 10:30 and 11:00 in the main lobby of Seattle Art Museum, close to the entrance at First Avenue and Union Street.

There is a Saturday Access Tour of the Peru Exhibit on Saturday Nov. 16, 2013 starting at 10:00AM.

10 Free Tickets for “Secondhand Lions”

Vision Loss Connections has received a grant from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture to offer Arts Access to youths who are blind or visually impaired.

The first event supported by the grant features free tickets to 10 youths who are visually impaired, plus an accompanying adult, to attend the audio described world premiere performance of Secondhand Lions at the 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle. The performance is a 2:00 PM matinee on Saturday, October 5th, 2013.

Secondhand Lions
At the 5th Avenue Theater
On Saturday, October 5th 2013
2:00 PM matinee performance
With audio description by Tony Brown!

Secondhand Lions tells the story of Walter, a young boy who is sent to spend a lonely summer on his great uncles’ Texas ranch. Thanks to their tall tales of beguiling princesses, heroic rescues and hidden treasure, Walter has the adventure of a lifetime and learns more than a little about love and family. You’ll be captivated by the fresh and inventive music and the audio description that brings the visuals of swashbuckling swordplay to life.

The 5th Avenue Theater is centrally located in downtown Seattle at 1308 5th Avenue between Union and University Streets.

Vision Loss Connections is a non-profit organization that offers Arts and Cultural Access to people of all ages in the blind and low vision community.

For more information or to reserve a ticket, contact Vision Loss Connections
Email: info@visionlossconnections.org
Telephone: 206-282-3913

Seattle Sluggers Beep Ball Fundraiser

You are invited to a fundraiser to benefit the Seattle South King Sluggers Beep Ball team. Beep Ball is form of baseball modified so it can be played by those who are blind or visually impaired.

Join the fun and support the Sluggers fundraiser at

Rookies Sports Bar
3820 S Ferdinand Street in Seattle
Monday, August 26, from 5 to 9 p.m.

A percentage of the proceeds
from these four hours goes to support
Seattle’s first baseball team for the blind

If you would like to make a donation but are not able to attend the Rookies Sports Bar fundraiser, please contact Kevin Daniel, Head Coach, at kdaniel29@ymail.com

Poetry Slam for Teens

Sending all your friends Valentine’s Day cards?
Or maybe you love to hate Valentine’s Day?

Celebrate at the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library Poetry Slam!

All kids middle school & high school teens are invited!
Bring your friends!

Wednesday February 13, 2013

Stop by afterschool or stay the whole time!

Washington Talking Book & Braille Library
2021 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Mandy Gonnsen, mandy.gonnsen@sos.wa.gov or 206-615-1253

Share your favorite love or anti-love poetry OR song lyrics (written by you or someone else). It can be funny, serious, short, and even epic! It can be about your love for zombies & pie, or even about how you hate gym class.

You can bring your own poetry or choose one from books we have on-hand (large print & braille). Snacks and tactile games (like Twister!) will also be available!

You can also participate in the Washington State Library Teen Video Challenge and create a short video encouraging teens to read and visit libraries during the summer. More info is available at http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/projects/summerreading/videochallenge.aspx