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Island Calendar

January 2, 2019
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

TODAY, JANUARY 2

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.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3

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.

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.

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.

Lecture Series

The Sanibel-Captiva Audubon lecture series will present "Looking Through the Lens" at 7:30 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way. Sanibel. Join wildlife photographer, educator and guide Shawn Carey as he shares the "Observations of a Wildlife Photographer." He will use his photos to highlight the discoveries he has made on his many trips to prime wildlife locations. A $10 donation is appreciated to promote conservation on Sanibel and in Florida. For information, call Bill Jacobson at 239-395-1878 or visit www.san-capaudubon.org.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4

The Raid on Taranto 1940

Duane E. Shaffer will present "The Raid on Taranto 1940" from 10 to 11 a.m. and from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. The Battle of Taranto took place on Nov. 11-12, 1940, between British naval forces, under Admiral Andrew Cunningham, and Italian naval forces, under Admiral Inigo Campioni. The Royal Navy launched the first all-aircraft ship-to-ship naval attack in history, employing 21 obsolete Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo bombers. The success of the attack augured the ascendancy of naval aviation over the big guns of battleships.

Artists Reception

An Artists Reception at 5:30 p.m. in the BIG ARTS Phillips and Founders galleries, at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. "Fresh," the Sanibel-Captiva Art League's 43rd Annual Juried All Members show, will be on exhibit in the Phillips Gallery. "Dj Vu," by contemporary sculptor and FGCU Associate Professor Mary Sullivan Voytek, will be on display in the Founders Gallery. For information, visit www.BIGARTS.org or call 239-395-0900.

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.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6

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.

Island Jazz

Enjoy the tunes of the Island Jazz musicians from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Boler Garden at BIG ARTS Sanibel Island, at 900 Dunlap Road, Sanibel. The concert is free and open to the community; bring a chair.

MONDAY, JANUARY 7

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.

Monday Night Film

BIG ARTS will hold its Monday Night Film at 7 p.m. in Schein Hall, at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. The scheduled film is "Oh Lucy!" For information or tickets, call 239-395-0900 or visit www.bigarts.org.

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 information, call 239-472-2155 or visit sanibelcommunityhouse.net.

Birds and Wildlife Tour

Follow along on a car caravan tour of J.N. "Ding" Darling Wildlife Refuge from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The free tour highlights the the mangrove ecosystem and the wildlife that live in the area; entrance fee to Wildlife Drive applies. Meet at the flagpole in front of the Visitor & Education Center, at 1 Wildlife Life Drive, Sanibel. For information, call 239-472-1110.

Horseshoe Crabs Program

Learn why the "living fossil" is not a "true crab" and its importance to migrating shorebirds and to the medical field during the free program from 11 to 11:30 a.m. inside the Visitor & Education Center at the J.N. "Ding" Darling Wildlife Refuge, at 1 Wildlife Life Drive, Sanibel. For information, call 239-472-1110.

Gators and Crocs Program

Learn about crocodiles, gharials, alligators and caimans during the free program from 1 to 1:30 p.m. at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge; entrance fee for Wildlife Drive applies. Learn how to identify families and local species. Meet at the Crossdike Pavilion on Wildlife Drive at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, at 1 Wildlife Life Drive, Sanibel. For information, call 239-472-1110.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8

After-school Clique

Favorite books, new books and never-knew-existed books, plus puzzles, games, crafts and more from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Geared specifically for children in fourth through sixth grade. Snack provided. For information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483.

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa Yoga from 10 to 11 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.

Birding Tour

Follow a naturalist along Wildlife Drive in your car during the free program from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the J.N. "Ding" Darling Wildlife Refuge; entrance fee to Wildlife Drive applies. Meet at the flagpole in front of the Education Center, at 1 Wildlife Life Drive, Sanibel. For information, call 239-472-1110.

Biking the Refuge Tour

Learn about the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge's bird life and ecology in a free tour with a naturalist from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the Wildlife Drive/Indigo Trail loop; entrance fee for Wildlife Drive applies. Meet at the flagpole in front of the Education Center, at 1 Wildlife Life Drive, Sanibel. For information, call 239-472-1110.

Nature Photography Program

Learn about the art of nature photography during the free program from 11 to 11:30 a.m. in the Visitor & Education Center at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, at 1 Wildlife Life Drive, Sanibel. For information, call 239-472-1110.

Calusa/Shell Mound Trail Tour

Learn about the Calusa people's history and native Florida plant life from a naturalist on the boardwalk trail during the free program from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the J.N. "Ding" Darling Wildlife Refuge, at 1 Wildlife Life Drive, Sanibel; entrance fee to Wildlife Drive applies. Meet at the Shell Mound Trail parking lot on Wildlife Drive. For information, call 239-472-1110.

Florida Panthers and Wildlife Corridors

Join Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Public Outreach Coordinator Alexis Horn from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Nature Center, at 3333 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, to learn what makes Florida panthers unique and why they are so vital to the environment. Cost is $5 per adult. For information, call 239-472-2329.

Friendly Faces Luncheon

In partnership with George & Wendy's Seafood Grille, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva sponsors a Friendly Faces Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the restaurant, at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The price includes an entre, side, non-alcoholic drink and dessert. Open to the public. For information, contact Kathy Y. Monroe at 239-472-4775.

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.

Economic Outlook

BIG ARTS Current Events will host its annual seminar on the economy's outlook from 10 a.m. to noon in the Phillips Gallery, at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. The speakers will include: Dick Pyle, president of Sanibel Captiva Trust Company; Dr. Larry Davidson, professor emeritus of business economics and public policy at Indiana University; and Dr. David Blanchflower, labour economist, professor of economics at Dartmouth College and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Open to the public; a $10 contribution is suggested for admission.

 
 

 

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