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The Earle Baum Center is a nonprofit regional community center in Santa Rosa California, serving people with sight loss in Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties.

Apple Store training announcement

On Thursday, August 24, there will be a "Today at Apple" session called "Basics: iPad and iPhone with Vision Loss".
The event is from 5:15pm - 6:15pm, at the Apple Store in the Santa Rosa Plaza.
There is a SIGN UP process here

Fall 2017 Earle Baum Center Newsletter

Press Democrat Article
"Book club for the blind keeps these Sonoma County book lovers reading"

The Earle Baum Center Summer Picnic Site is ready and waiting for you!

Entertainment from 11 to 12
FOOD served promptly at Noon

Please RSVP online:, in the office, or call (707) 523-3222.

A donation of $5 to $10 is suggested and can be made the day of the picnic, or any time at the front office.

Our next picnic is September 15

Save the Date

EarleFest, Saturday September 23 2017
May 31 2017 EarleFest Press Release

Tech Fair, December 4, 2017

Check out our Tandem Bike Program

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Earle Baum Center Blind Cycling Tandem Club

The Earle Baum Center's Blind Cycling Tandem Club (the Baum Squad) is participating in the 5th Annual Petaluma Kids Gran Fondo on Sunday May 21, 2017. Anyone can participate or donate. Your donation will go to the Baum Squad to help repair bikes and keep them on the road.

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Owner of Santa Rosa's Morris Heating and Sheet Metal overcomes blindness

Photo of John Morris

Photo and Article © North Bay Business Journal

John Morris can see quite well - just not with his eyes. The owner of John Morris Heating and Sheet Metal in Santa Rosa routinely beats out competitors for duct work on construction projects in Sonoma County and beyond.

"In seventh grade, I was always fascinated with metal," Morris said. He took metal shop and wood shop in high school in Santa Rosa. "I could already weld."

He learned that he could earn several times as much in sheet-metal work as he was making as a kid working at a gas station. He passed the necessary tests and became a journeyman in a sheet-metal union, working in San Francisco, Petaluma and Santa Rosa.

"My eyes started to go bad in 1985," Morris said.

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Our mission is to provide opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired to improve and enrich their personal, social and economic lives.


It is the Vision of the Earle Baum Center to facilitate personal independence and growth for people who are blind or vision impaired by:

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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm

4539 Occidental Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Phone: (707) 523-3222
Fax: (707) 636-2768

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