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Island Calendar

June 6, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

TODAY, JUNE 6

Storytime Rocks!

Family Storytime will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Designed for babies up to age 5, the program encourages the development of pre-reading skills with talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. Length is about 20 minutes, plus the activities that follow. 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, JUNE 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.

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.

FRIDAY, JUNE 8

Movie Musical Friday

Movie Musical Friday will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. The selected film is "Beauty and the Beast." If you know the words, then sing along to favorite family-friendly musical movies. For 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.

World Oceans Day

The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife will host World Oceans Day from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel. Highlights of the event include earth-friendly upcycled crafts to take home, a ranger-led beach walk and clean-up at the Perry Tract, and an "anti-plastic film festival" featuring four movies. For more information, call 239-472-1100 or visit www.fws.gov/refuge/jn_ding_darling.

SATURDAY, JUNE 9

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, JUNE 11

Shell Crafters

Shell Crafting Class from 10 a.m. to noon 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.

Meditation

Meditation class from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Island Cinema, at 535 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel. Two guided meditations; no experience is necessary. Cost $10. For information, call 239-472-2155.

TUESDAY, JUNE 12

V.I.P. After-Hours for Teens

V.I.P. After-Hours for Teens will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Open to six-graders through 12th-graders. The topic is "Cupcake Decorate." Using frosting bags and decorative tips, practice designs on crackers and then move on to the grand delicious finale - the cupcake. For information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483.

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.

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.

 
 

 

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