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December 26, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

TODAY, DECEMBER 26

Family Storytime

An all-ages program from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, that encourages the development of pre-reading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories. For information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483.

19th Annual Mini Golf

The 19th Annual Mini Golf course will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. An intergenerational activity for the holidays, play 18 holes - two passes on a nine-hole course - for $3. Refreshments available. Regular sponsorships available for $150, which come with 20 free passes. For information, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 239-472-2155.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27

Family Storytime

An all-ages program from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, that encourages the development of pre-reading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories. For information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483.

Crafting K-6th Grades

Participants can meet for holiday craft programs from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Learn about books and create something new. Snack provided. For information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483.

R.E.A.D. with Bessie

If you love dogs and books, then you might enjoy reading to Bessie, a bearded collie and Reading Education Assistance Dog, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Sign-ups are on-the-spot. For information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483.

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa Yoga from 10 to 11:15 a.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Use of asana (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), mudra, meditation and guided relaxation techniques. Instructor is Dr. Susan Pataky. Cost is $18 for members and $20 for guests; limited props provided for free. For information, call 239-472-2155 or visit sanibelcommunityhouse.net.

Chi Yoga

Chi Yoga from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Utilize a free-form meditative approach. Class may include active as well as restorative asanas, as well as other modalities. Students who have physical limitations or other special challenges can benefit. Instructor is Dr. Susan Pataky. Cost is $18 for members and $20 for guests; limited props provided for free. For information, call 239-472-2155 or visit sanibelcommunityhouse.net.

19th Annual Mini Golf

The 19th Annual Mini Golf course will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. An intergenerational activity for the holidays, play 18 holes - two passes on a nine-hole course - for $3. Refreshments available. Regular sponsorships available for $150, which come with 20 free passes. For information, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 239-472-2155.

Turtle Tracks

Learn about the life cycles and habits of the sea turtles and shorebirds that nest on Sanibel beaches, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation'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.

Free Garden Tour

In The Garden will host a free garden tour at 10 a.m. at 3889 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. It highlights the specialty gardens, how to incorporate more interest into a garden and some history behind the garden center. Reservations not required. For information, call 239-395-5859 or visit www.rswalsh.com.

Coffee, Tea and Trivia

Coffee, Tea and Trivia at 7 p.m. in the Carpenter's Caf & Bookstore at Sanibel Community Church, at 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Open to the public, it is family-friendly fun for all ages. Caf opens at 6:30 p.m.; all cafe proceeds go to missions. For information, call Beth Burns at 239-896-0058.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28

Experience Virtual Reality

Apollo 11 VR will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. The 10-20 minute VR experience is a recreation of the events, which took place from July 16-24, 1969. Registration is required due to the length of the experience. For information or to register, call 239-472-2483.

19th Annual Mini Golf

The 19th Annual Mini Golf course will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. An intergenerational activity for the holidays, play 18 holes - two passes on a nine-hole course - for $3. Refreshments available. Regular sponsorships available for $150, which come with 20 free passes. For information, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 239-472-2155.

Tai Chi at the Bailey Homestead Preserve

Learn the ancient art of Tai Chi from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. while connecting with the serenity of the Bailey Homestead Preserve, at 1300 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Hosted by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, the class will be aimed at people new to the practice, but all levels are welcome. It is recommended participants wear loose-fitting comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes and bring water; bring a yoga mat if you have one. Cost is $12 for members and $15 for non-members. To RSVP, call 239-472-1932.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29

19th Annual Mini Golf

The 19th Annual Mini Golf course will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. An intergenerational activity for the holidays, play 18 holes - two passes on a nine-hole course - for $3. Refreshments available. Regular sponsorships available for $150, which come with 20 free passes. For information, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 239-472-2155.

Beach Walk

The Sanibel Sea School will offer a free guided beach walk from 9 to 11 a.m. Join the organization's marine science educators and explore what washed ashore. They will talk about any interesting organisms and objects found on the beach, share some basic shell biology and answer questions. Meet at the flagship campus, at 455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. For information, visit sanibelseaschool.org.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30

Sanibel Island Farmers Market

Sanibel Island Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sanibel City Hall, at 800 Dunlop Road. Organized by Local Roots, it will feature a mix of vendors and products, plus crafters. Find organic produce, exotic fruits, cheeses, breads and bagels, fresh eggs, guacamole and salsa, jams, local honey, pickles and seafood, as well as handmade soaps, essential oils, flowers and plants. For information, visit buylocallee.com.

The Community House Documentary

Learn about the history of The Community House with a documentary at 1 p.m. at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. It will feature clips from the past, interviews with those who grew up using the facility, the history of the birth of the city and more. Suggested donation of $5; popcorn and non-alcoholic beverages available. Other documentaries by Emmy award-winning film maker David Carter will be available for purchase. For information, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 239-472-2155.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31

Current Events

Current Events at 10 a.m. in the BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery, at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Enjoy lively discussion of the days biggest headlines. For information, contact Malcolm Martini at 239-395-1362 or mlmartini@icloud.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 1

Captiva Island Farmers Market

Captiva Island Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the South Seas Island Resort, at 5400 Plantation Road, Captiva. Organized by Local Roots, it will feature a mix of vendors and products, plus crafters. Find organic produce, cheeses, breads and bagels, guacamole, pasta and local honey, as well as handmade soaps, essential oils, flowers and plants. For information, visit buylocallee.com.

 
 

 

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