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Celebrate a Day at the Derby

Saturday, May 5, 2018 1- 5:00 pm

In foreground, Large brimmed pink derby hat with tulle & feathers

Grab your hat for a delightful springtime celebration. Rosewood Sand Hill is hosting a glorious BBQ lunch and Derby viewing party to mark the season, complete with Mint Juleps, Arnold Palmers, and other classic derby offerings.  An array of activities will unfold across the hotel’s Vista and Sunset lawns, including bocce ball, corn hole and live music.  Prizes will be awarded for the Best Women’s Derby Hat, Most Dapper Male and Trifecta.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Menlo Charity Horse Show (MCHS), a 501(C)(3) organization supporting Vista Center. MCHS produces one of the nation's top equestrian events (this year August 7-12th) while educating the community on the issues of the visually impaired.

USD165 per person (tax and gratuity included) To book,  please visit Rosewood Sandhill’s Derby page!

Charmed by Charity

Thursday, May 24, 5-8 pm

 Two hands together shaped like a heart. A black dog. A young girl drinking from an outdoor water fountain.Shop local for a graduation or a special birthday present and help Vista Center! Drop in anytime for nibbles + refreshments and discover creative jewelry gifts handcrafted in the US! We are honored that the very cool boutique in Stanford Shopping CenterAlex and Ani, is hosting this event where Vista Center will receive 15% of all sales during this one evening! Bring the family or a friend and enjoy a springtime stroll! Alex and Ani is located in between the Giants Dugout and Godiva Chocolates.

Image: Two hands together shaped like a heart. A black dog. A young girl drinking from an outdoor water fountain.

We Are Together

Saturday, June 9th, 7:30 pm

Poster for Concert detailing the music being performed.The Silicon Valley Youth Orchestra will host their annual charity benefit concert, We Are Together, at the Hammer Theatre Center in San Jose. The concert will be an evening of inviting vocal, instrumental, and dance performances -- including some by our very own Vista Center youth clients. As the beneficiary of last year's event, Vista Center received a donation of over $14,000 from Silicon Valley Youth Orchestra.

Regular tickets are $40 and VIP tickets are $100, both can be purchased here, or by calling the Hammer Theater Box Office at (408)924-8512. All of the net proceeds of the event will be donated directly to Vista Center.


Menlo Charity Horse Show

August 7-12, 2018

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

Vintage Affaire

September 23, 2018

Wine bottles on display for the Vintage Affaire silent auction benefitting Vista Center June 23, 2012The 35th Vintage Affaire, one of the largest wine auctions in California, was held at a gorgeous 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, please visit

Hats Off to Vista Center

logoSaturday, November 3, 2018

Join us in Aptos at the 3rd Annual Hats Off to Vista Center, a fun and unique silent auction fundraiser benefiting Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. 



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