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Vista Center will be closed on Monday
 February 15, 2016 in honor of Presidents' Day

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Upcoming Events

2016 Northern California Braille Challenge February 27, 2016 at California School for the Blind

Registration is well under way for the Northern California Braille Challenge which will be held and hosted by California School for the Blind.  The event is in cooperation with the collaborating partners, Vista center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, SF LightHouse, Jr. Blind-Northern California, and Lions Center for the Blind. 

The day will include speakers who are past Braille Challenge national winners, workshops for parents and teachers and a wonderful day of braille focused events.

Parents and teachers need to complete the 2016 Registration form and return by February 18, 2016 to CSB, Attn: Sharon Sacks, 500 Walnut Ave., Fremont, CA 94536.

If you have questions feel free to contact Alice McGrath, Community Relations Manager at or call 650 858-0202, ext. 130.

2016 Braille Challenge Permissions Form


Vintage Affaire

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Wine bottles on display for the Vintage Affaire silent auction benefitting Vista Center June 23, 2012The 33rd Vintage Affaire, one of the largest wine auctions in California was held June 13th, 2015 at a fine home in Atherton.  The event has raised more than $8,000,000 to support Vista Center’s client services including the low vision clinic and rehabilitation services such as counseling, orientation and mobility training, living skills instruction and more.

For more information about Vintage Affaire 2016, please visit

Menlo Charity Horse Show

August 9 - 14, 2016

Horse and rider going over a big jump at the Menlo Charity Horse Show benefiting Vista Center August 7-12, 2012The Menlo Charity Horse Show, one of the nation’s top horse shows, takes place in August.   Horses and exhibitors come from all over the Western states, Canada, and Mexico to compete in the beautiful setting of the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton. Over the past 27 years, the Horse Show has raised more than $6M benefiting Vista Center.

For more information please visit The Menlo Charity Horse Show

View this beautiful short video, produced by the Menlo Charity Horse Show committee shown at its Friday Night Gala during the 2015 horse show.  Katie is a Vista Center client and young mother who has had a progressive eye disease for many years.  Her heartwarming story will help you more fully understand and appreciate the life-changing services offered by Vista Center.


Past Events

2015 Holiday Ice Skating Party

Holiday Ice Skating Party photos

Monday, December 21, 2015

Winter Lodge
3009 Middlefield Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94306

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Saturday, November 7th from 4:30 – 7 p.m. Soquel, CA.

Invitations to this fun new fundraising event for Vista Center in Santa Cruz County. Silent auction, music, hors d’oeuvres and no-host wine and beer.  For information, please call 831-458-9766

2015 Low Vision Expo (presentation audio, exhibitor and other info)


2015 Northern California Braille Challenge Update
A Record Breaking Day

Low Vision Expo (Santa Cruz)

Low Vision Expo (Santa Clara)

Northern California Braille Challenge 2012