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August 1, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

TODAY, AUGUST 1

Family Storytime

An all-ages program from 11 a.m. to noon at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, that encourages the development of pre-reading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories. No registration or cost. For information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483.

Reading in the Refuge

Hear an exciting wildlife-themed story from a naturalist and make a craft about an animal from the estuarine ecosystem at 10 a.m. in the Visitor & Education Center at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, at 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel. For pre-K through sixth grade, but all ages welcome. Program is 45-minutes long. For more information, call 239-472-1100 or visit www.fws.gov/refuge/jn_ding_darling.

Bailey Homestead: Making the Land Work

A walking tour of the Bailey Homestead Preserve from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. blends SCCF's mission-driven work on the historic property, the history of the land itself and some stories about the Bailey family. Cost is $5 for non-members. Meet at the Conservation Gateway Kiosk at the head of the Shipley Trail, at 3333 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. For information, call 239-472-2329.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2

All-Levels Yoga

All-Levels Yoga from 10 to 11 a.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Use of asana (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), mudra, philosophy, meditation and guided relaxation techniques. Instructor is Dr. Susan Pataky. Cost is $20 and $18 for members; limited props provided for free. For more information, call 239-472-2155 or visit sanibelcommunityhouse.net.

Indigo Trail Walk

Naturalists lead a one-hour tour identifying and discussing the ecosystem's plant and animal species at 10 a.m. at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, at 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel. Meet at the flagpole in front of the Visitor & Education Center. For more information, call 239-472-1100 or visit www.fws.gov/refuge/jn_ding_darling.

Turtle Tracks

Learn about the life cycles and habits of the sea turtles and shorebirds that nest on Sanibel beaches, SCCF's monitoring activities and what it is doing to protect them from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Nature Center, at 3333 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. Cost is $5 for non-members. For information, call 239-472-2329.

Trager Approach

The Trager Approach is a bodywork and movement awareness method that promotes relaxation, pain relief and freedom of movement. Marva Sletten, PT, CMPT, CLT-LANA, LMT, will provide brief individual sessions from 10:30 a.m. to noon at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. There is no charge for the event. To schedule a session, call 239-910-7577. For more information, visit thenatureofwellnessflorida.com or email thenatureofwellnessflorida@gmail.com.

Candidates' Forum

The League of Women Voters of Lee County and Alliance for the Arts will host a Candidates' Forum for the race for U.S. House, Seat 19, at 6 p.m. at the Alliance for the Arts, at 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. The event is free and open to the public. Each candidate will make opening and closing statements and will be asked to respond to questions from the league and the audience. For more information, contact Jim Pelstring, Voters Service Chair LWV Lee County, at voterservice@lwvlee.org.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

Movie Musical Fridays

The Sanibel Public Library will show "The Jungle Book" from 2 to 4 p.m. at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. If you know the words, then sing along to favorite family-friendly musical movies. Open to all ages; there is no registration required. For more information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483.

Family Beach Walk

Meet at the Gulfside City Park on Sanibel for a one-hour guided exploration of the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge's Perry Tract at 9 a.m. Learn about the vital beach ecosystem. Bring a shell bag. Parking fees at the Gulfside City Park apply. For more information, call 239-472-1100 or visit www.fws.gov/refuge/jn_ding_darling.

Baikalsky Nature Reserve

The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge will host a program on the Baikalsky Nature Reserve in Siberia at 1 p.m. at the Visitor & Education Center, at 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel. It will be presented by Anastasia Lukovenko, head of the tourism department for the site. The multimedia program will cover the nature reserve, which holds the biggest and deepest recorded lake in the world, along with its wildlife and work on a new visitor center that has been completed. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 239-472-1100 or visit www.fws.gov/refuge/jn_ding_darling.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4

Wildlife Wonders

What makes a bird a bird? Why is a manatee a sea cow? Is it a crocodile or alligator? Join a staff member at 11 a.m. to learn about the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge's unique ecosystem and find the answers to these questions and more. Subject will change weekly, depending on the presenter. Program is 30-minutes long and takes place in the Visitor & Education Center, at 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel.

MONDAY, AUGUST 6

Shell Crafters

Shell Crafting Class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Make flower figures or animals. Limited class size; first come first served. Children must be accompanied by an adult due to the complexity/dexterity required. For more information, call 239-472-2155 or visit sanibelcommunityhouse.net.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7

All-Levels Yoga

All-Levels Yoga from 10 to 11 a.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Use of asana (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), mudra, philosophy, meditation and guided relaxation techniques. Instructor is Dr. Susan Pataky. Cost is $20 and $18 for members; limited props provided for free. For more information, call 239-472-2155 or visit sanibelcommunityhouse.net.

 
 

 

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