Local Events and Groups

Get involved locally and enjoy fun and fellowship in the albinism community. Both people with albinism as well as parents of children with albinism can share their experiences. It’s a place where questions can be asked and answered about living with this rare genetic condition.

Local NOAH Events

Local NOAH Groups

Get the Word Out

Is an event happening in your area?  Contact the NOAH Webmaster to have it posted here.

Ideas for Get Togethers

Picnic

 Happy Hour

 Bowling

 Evening Pool Party

 Lunch or Dinner

 Game Night

 Ice Cream Social

 Planetarium

 Roller Skating

 Pub Trivia

 Miniature Golf

 Movie (everyone sits up front)

Play Date (Kids or Adults!)

 Museum (ask for tours for the visually impaired)

Do you have other ideas for our get-together list? Send them to the NOAH Webmaster.


Local NOAH Events

Northern Illinois NOAH – November 9, 2018

2018 Candlelight Ball Fundraiser

Please join us for a great evening of dining, dancing, live music,

silent auction and more. Be part of the experience!

Friday, November 9, 2018

7pm – 11pm

Victoria of Rosemont

6600 North Mannheim Road

Rosemont, IL 60018

Black Tie Optional

 

Ticket sales are now closed

Single Ticket – $75.00/person

Table of 8 Attendees – $550.00

Ticket includes dinner and drinks

If you are unable to join us for the evening,
would you consider a tax-deductible donation that will benefit the NOAH Community?

 

Hotel Reservation Information:

Edward Hotel Chicago

Room Rates

$95 for a king*

$105 for a double*

(*listed rates do not include additional 14% tax)

Breakfast is included in the room rate.

Reservations must be made by October, 19, 2018 by calling the hotel directly at 847-544-7500.

Please use the group code “NOA” when making your reservation.


Past Local Events

 

Houston, Texas – August 8 – 10, 2018

Space Center U® Visual Impairment (VI) Program is a new challenging three-day program for visually impaired students ages 15-18 that will run 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 8 – 10 at Space Center Houston.

Space Center Houston – Space Center U Visual Impairment Program
Envision, execute, explore and leave this planet with Space Center U Visual Impairment Program designed to meet the needs of students with low vision or blindness.

Envision:

The program combines classroom theory with cognitive and tactile tasks.  It also promotes teamwork, problem solving, and communication.

Execute:

Participants will have access to visual assisting devices and technology.  At the conclusion of the program there will be a graduation ceremony and an opportunity to have brunch with an astronaut.

Explore:

Participants have the opportunity go on exclusive tours of the center.

Pricing:

$349.95 per participant

Contact Information:

Stephanie McMahon
smcmahon@spacecenter.org
281-244-2147

Program Flier

https://spacecenter.org/space-center-u/visual-impairment-program

 


Atlanta – April 28, 2018

Bites with the Board - Atlanta

Bites with the Board Atlanta

Join NOAH’s Board of Directors for a bite to eat, enjoy the company of area NOAH members and hear the latest news in the albinism community.

Saturday, April 28th @ 1:30PM
Rosa’s Pizza
62 Broad Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
www.rosaspizza.net

Dutch Treat – no pre-registration fee to Reserve your Spot.

Menu includes pizza, calzone, subs, Italian dishes and salad – gluten free options available.

 


 

Austin, Texas – April 22, 2018

The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Low vision conference, “Supporting students with albinism”

“Makes me unique” were the three words on the poster created by one student with albinism who participated in NOAH’s “My Three Words” YouTube video. Feeling good about yourself when you stand out as unique can be a tricky path. Students with albinism have unique needs in addition to having low vision and providing service for this student population is the focus of our 2018 Low Vision Conference.

Program highlights include an interactive session on genetics of albinism with Dr. Murray Brilliant, a renowned researcher who has dedicated his professional work to this topic and a session focusing on psychosocial impact with Ms. Kelsey Thompson, a licensed clinical professional counselor and a certified rehabilitation counselor.

Registration:

Early Bird Registration continues through April 22, 2018 for the discounted price of $30 for all participants. After April 22nd the fee rises to $50. Registration online is through our trusted partner, ESC Works. You may pay immediately with a credit card or you can register now and pay later to get the discount fee if you pay with a check or purchase order. Send payment to:

Cashier
c/o TSBVI Business Office
1100 W. 45th Street
Austin, TX 78756

Register Now!

For more information visit http://www.tsbvi.edu/low-vision-conference-albinism


Massachusetts – Sunday, March 11, 2018

Albinism Book Discussion Group

Hosted by the Rossi-Kessel family, people between the ages of 12 and 16 who have albinism (or have family members with albinism) are invited to read the book Golden boy, by Boston author Tara Sullivan. The author will join us for the discussion and share her story of writing the book with slides from her visit to Tanzania!

Invitation and RSVP information at http://evite.me/d1dgkWeuNC.


TEAM NOAH_Wisconsin 2018

Run, Walk and Roll in Wisconsin! – September, 22, 2018

Please join us by walking,  running, and rolling in support of the disability community in Milwaukee and NOAH, National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation. $5 from each registration through this link will be donated to NOAH.
When: Saturday, September 22 at 9AM
Where: Hart Park
             7300 Chestnut St.
             Wawautosa, WI 53213
Lunch and other activities are included.
Come raise awareness and funds and have fun with your NOAH family and friends–a great fall get together in the park.
Questions? Email Joni at jonella59@hotmail.com

 

NOAH Seattle

Seattle, WA – October 6, 2018

Seattle Albinism Community Outing!

2018 Sunflower Jubilee
Stocker Farms
8705 Marsh Rd
Snohomish, WA 98296

October 6th at 10:30am

Bring your family to the 2018 Sunflower Jubilee and get lost in a sea of beauty and enjoy the different varieties and colors. Sunflower Jubilee ticket Includes all Family Adventure Farm activities (Corn Maze, Hayride, Jumping Pillow, Barrel Train Ride, Hamster Wheels, Farmer Foosball, Ball Zone, Duck Races, Candy Cannon, Tire Mountain, Spookley’s Playhouse, Tug-O-War and our Giant Pumpkin Patch. (Pumpkin Purchase is separate.)

Buy tickets for the Sunflower jubilee at https://stockerfarms. ticketleap.com/50-percent-off- ticket/dates/Aug-17-2018_at_ 1200AM by August 31st to SAVE 50%!

RSVP to the Seattle Albinism Community FB group or to seattlealbinismcommunity@ gmail.com.

 


Northern Illinois NOAH – October 7, 2018

4th Annual NOAH Fall Play Date

Limited space RSVP by September 24th

RSVP or Questions email: kiakidd419@gmail.com

NI NOAH Fall Playdate 2018

 


Local NOAH Groups

Northern Illinois

San Francisco Bay Area

South Texas

Do you have a local group that you would like listed? Send your information to the NOAH Webmaster.