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Audubon ‘Ding’ Darling bird walk

03-25 The next bird walk of the Sanibel-Captiva Audubon 2017 season will be Saturday, March 25, at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Meet in the overflow parking lot to the left as you drive in at 8 a.m. These bird walks are open to the public and all levels of experience. more »»

Cruise to Calusa Heritage Day event

03-25 On Saturday March 25, Captiva Cruises will be offering a special cruise to Pine Island for Calusa Heritage Day. The cruise will depart McCarthy’s Marina on Captiva at 9 a.m. and return at 4 p.m. more »»

Learn how to attract butterflies during City Hall grounds tour

03-25 The City of Sanibel Vegetation Committee is offering guided native vegetation and landscaping tours of City Hall grounds, planted exclusively with native plants. The next tour of City Hall grounds is Saturday, March 25, beginning promptly at 10 a.m. more »»

Congressman Rooney to speak to Republican Caucus

03-25 Congressman Francis Rooney will speak to the Sanibel/Captiva Republican Caucus at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 25. The meeting will be held in the Sanibel Library (Rooms 1-3), and is open to the public. more »»

Family & Craft Story Program

03-25 Join a naturalist for story-time at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Bring your family to hear an exciting wildlife themed story and make a craft about an animal everyone is welcome. Meet in Education Center. Program takes place Saturdays through April 22. more »»

Calusa Heritage Day

03-25 At Randell Research Center, 13810 Waterfront Dr, Pineland, Fl (input Bokeelia for GPS) Outdoor archaeology, geology, history festival celebrating our Calusa legacy with speakers, replicators, exhibitors, guided tours, children's activities and more. Food for sale by Pine Island favorites. more »»

Calusa Heritage Day

03-25 Calusa Heritage Trail, Randell Research Center 13810 waterfront Dr., Pineland, Fl (input Bokeelia for GPS) Outdoor archaeology, ecology, history festival celebrating our Calusa legacy w speakers, replicators, guided walking & boat tours, exhibitors, children's activities & more. more »»

Free Gators & Crocs Program at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

03-25 Is it an alligator or crocodile? Learn about the Order Crocodilia , including crocodiles, gharials, alligators, and caimans at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Learn how to identify families and local species in the refuge from 11 to 11:30 a.. more »»

The Seahorse Festival fundraiser at Sanibel School

03-25 The Sanibel School’s PTA is hosting its annual fundraiser, the Seahorse Festival, on Saturday, March 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Sanibel School. more »»

Opera Theater of Connecticut presents an evening of arias and songs by fabulous French composers

03-25 Opera Theater of Connecticut (OTC) will present an evening of excerpts from favorite French operas as well as works by Offenbach, Delibes, Thomas and others at the Sanibel Music Festival Saturday, March 25, at Sanibel Congregational U.C.C. located at 2050 Periwinkle Way, at 8 p.m. more »»

Historic Chapel By the Sea BIG ARTS Island Jazz

03-26 Spend a lazy Sunday afternoon enjoying the tunes of the ever-popular Island Jazz musicians on Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m. at the BIG ARTS Boler Garden. Bring a chair and come early to enjoy this free concert in the open air. The concerts run now through April 3. more »»

Year-round triathlon swim program

03-27 Calling all Sanibel triathletes! Are you training for an upcoming triathlon and would like to improve your swim time? SWAT Swim Coach and former triathlete, Curt McIntyre will be running a year-round swim program tailored just for the triathlete. more »»

Paint Your Pet returns to The Community House

03-27 Set aside time to Paint Your Pet on canvas from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday March 27, at the Community House. The fee is $60 for members, $65 for guests. Participants need a picture of their pet to provide to the artists, so she can have it lightly sketched, the outline only, on the canvas. more »»

"Go Solar, Sanibel!" solar panel meeting

03-27 The League of Women Voters and the Green Team of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ are partnering up to bring island residents and business owners information on solar energy through their free panel, "Go Solar, Sanibel!"The program will be hosted at SCUCC Monday, March 27, at 6... more »»

SCCF teaches human uses of native plants

03-28 Did you know that Henry Ford stuffed the seats of his cars with the air plant, Spanish moss, or that Thomas Edison used the giant native Seaside Goldenrod for electrical conductivity experiments? Calusa fishermen of the past used the poisonous saponins in certain native plants to harvest their fish. more »»

BIG ARTS chorus director celebrating 10 years

03-28 BIG ARTS Community Chorus artistic director, Steve Cramer, will celebrate 10 years leading the chorus at their upcoming spring concerts, Tuesday, March 28, and Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m., in Schein Performance Hall. more »»

Year-round triathlon swim program

03-29 Calling all Sanibel triathletes! Are you training for an upcoming triathlon and would like to improve your swim time? SWAT Swim Coach and former triathlete, Curt McIntyre will be running a year-round swim program tailored just for the triathlete. more »»

Sanibel Moorings Resorts offers garden tour

03-29 The Tropical Gardens at Sanibel Moorings Resort is overflowing with many unusual, exotic, and native tropical plants. Join our master gardener, Anita Marshall for a two hour walking tour open to the public. This is a must see for plant lovers and garden club. more »»

“Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge hosts free film series

03-29 “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge hosts the free eight-film, biweekly series with sponsorship from Sanibel-Captiva Beach Resorts. Seating is free, but limited and on a first-come basis. Below is the season’s entire schedule of films. All showings begin at 1 p.m. more »»

Shewfelt to discuss processed food at Sanibel Library

03-29 Sanibel resident Rob Shewfelt will talk about his book, “In Defense of Processed Food: It’s Not Nearly as Bad as You Think,” at the Sanibel Public Library, Wednesday, March 29, at 2 p.m. more »»

Shell Museum presents Mollusk Matinées

03-29 Topics that range from the familiar (shells on our local beaches) to the exotic (colossal squids) are featured in the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum’s season full of Mollusk Matinées. All are at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Shell Museum’s auditorium and are free with museum admission. more »»

Sanibel Community potluck

03-29 The monthly Sanibel Community Potluck Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the Community House. This month we will feature Lazy Flamingo Corporate Operations Manager Ron Rich who will share his vast knowledge of local seafood. more »»

CASI hosts meeting on service animals and condominiums

03-30 Pet owners believe they can vacation or visit with pets they consider service animals, regardless of condominium rules. Sanibel associations have asked CASI (the Condominium Associations of Sanibel, Inc.) to help them explore the laws on service, therapy and emotional support animals. more »»

Free Gators & Crocs Program at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

03-30 Is it an alligator or crocodile? Learn about the Order Crocodilia , including crocodiles, gharials, alligators, and caimans at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Learn how to identify families and local species in the refuge from 11 to 11:30 a.. more »»

Reptiles & Amphibians Program at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

03-30 Come and discover our under appreciated refuge residents: snakes, lizards, toads, and frogs at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water. Every Thursday through April 20. Call 472-110. more »»

BIG ARTS chorus director celebrating 10 years

03-30 BIG ARTS Community Chorus artistic director, Steve Cramer, will celebrate 10 years leading the chorus at their upcoming spring concerts, Tuesday, March 28, and Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m., in Schein Performance Hall. more »»

Year-round triathlon swim program

03-31 Calling all Sanibel triathletes! Are you training for an upcoming triathlon and would like to improve your swim time? SWAT Swim Coach and former triathlete, Curt McIntyre will be running a year-round swim program tailored just for the triathlete. more »»

Indigo Trail Walk

03-31 Naturalists lead a tour identifying and discussing the ecosystem’s plant and animal species. Fun for all ages! Meet at the flagpole in front of the Education Center at J.N. ‘Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Center. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water. Program is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. more »»

Bailey Tract Tour

03-31 Walk the trails of the Bailey Tract from 1 to 2:30 p.m. with a naturalist to learn about the inhabitants of this freshwater ecosystem of Southwest Florida. Fun for all ages! Meet at the Bailey Tract parking lot. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water. The program is every Friday through Apr. 21. more »»

 
 
 
 

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