Friday, February 12, 2010

Dark Dining

On Saturday, February 13, VIPS will be hosting a very unique event! Dark Dining is a four course meal complete with wine pairings. What makes this event so unique is that guests have the opportunity to wear sleep shades while they dine to experience dinner in the dark. The idea of Dark Dining is to encourage guests to use their other senses to experience their food and wine. There will be blind adults on hand to give guests tips on how to locate their food and have their meal without using their vision. Stay tuned for a recap of the event!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Helen Keller's Birthday!

" The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched.
They must be felt within the heart"
- Helen Keller

Visually Impaired Preschool Services
First Lady Jane Beshear
invite you to attend a special

Helen Keller Birthday Celebration
at the Governor's Mansion

June 25, 2009
4 - 6 p.m.

Just as Annie Sullivan devoted her life as a remarkable teacher for Helen Keller over 100 years ago, VIPS would like to recognize everyone today who serves as an ambassador of hope and wisdom for blind and visually impaired children in Kentucky.

Friday, May 8, 2009

VIPS/KFC Corporate Cup May 18

There is still room available!
We still have room for more tennis teams for the tournament on May 18!
This will be an exciting year with the tennis tournament now being held at
The Louisville Boat Club.
Please email Heather Benson to sign up for this years tournament.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Derby Excitment at VIPS !

VIPS has been full of Derby excitement. The kids loved to get meet a horse up close and personal. With a visit from a horse to VIPS the kids had a chance to meet a horse and touch and feel what a real horse feels like. After they had a chance to meet the horse they got to get on the horse with their derby silks on. All the kids learned about the horses and the garland of roses with making their own.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Have you heard?

VIPS will be hosting a dinner next Thursday night with Dr. PHil Hatlen. Dr. Hatlen comes to us all the way from Texas and he is a nationally known leader in the field of education for the visually impaired. He was one of the creators for the Expanded Core Curriculum and he will be sharing some of his expertise with us next week.

The Expanded Core Curriculum relates to vision-specific skills that your child may need to learn in order to succeed in school and in life. These skills might be reading Braille, learning to use a cane, using low vision aids such as magnifiers, closed circuit televisions (cctv's) or monoculars (similar to binoculars but only one sided and more powerful), social skills and more. Although your child may not be ready for elementary school just yet, the information that Dr. Hatlen has to share is valuable for you as well.

We hope you'll consider joining us on Thursday May 7th as we welcome Dr. Hatlen. This is an event that you do not want to miss. We may not have another opportunity to meet with Dr. Hatlen and what he has to say is definitely worth hearing. VIPS will be providing childcare as well as dinner, but you must RSVP so we have enough food to go around.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Thank You Bearno's

A huge thank you to Rob Mooney of Bearno's Pizza in Louisville for donating ALL of the pizza for the fundraiser at Comedy Caravan tonight. Bearno's has been very kind in supporting VIPS for several years. Thank you very much Bearno's!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Comedy Caravan Fundraiser

Tomorrow is the VIPS/Comedy Caravan fundraiser. I hope we have a good turnout. It looks like we sold about 48 tickets - that's good! We're haivng salad & pizza for dinner (Bearno's - yum!) and an assortment of small desserts. The comedian is Pat Brown. I haen't ever yeard of her, but I can't say I've ever seen a bad comedian at Comedy Caravan. Tom Sobel (owner of Comedy Caravan) is very kind to let us have this fundraiser there. This is probably the 5th or 6th time we've done this. Kudos to Tom!

The proceeds from tomorrow night go directly to the VIPS Family Retreat. This is a great weekend opportunity for our families to share experiences with each other, learn from experts in the vision field and have a nice relaxing time. The retreat is quite expensive to host, but so worth every penny. It's going to be a great weekend! I hope some of our parents who plan to attend retreat come to the fundraiser tomorrow to support VIPS. We really rely on support from our parents and we have several who have been very involved for a long time.

This post was brought to you by Melanie - Family Services Coordinator

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Welcome to VIPS Blog!

Welcome to VIPS Blog. I am hoping that we will be able to keep everyone informed about events. We have many exciting events coming up soon. I will keep you all informed about the the children's events and fundraising events coming up. Thanks for joining and see you soon.