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Island Calendar

July 4, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

TODAY, JULY 4

Annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast

Sanibel Community Church will host its Annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. at 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The all-you-can-eat buffet will feature hotcakes, sausage, fresh fruit, juice and coffee. Free and open to the community, donations will be accepted for the church's preschool scholarship program. For more information, call 472-2684 or visit www.sanibelchurch.com.

28th Annual Independence Day Parade

Organized by the Friends of Don, the 28th Annual Independence Day Parade will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. along Periwinkle Way, from Tarpon Bay Road to Casa Ybel Road, on Sanibel. Free and open to the public, it will feature dozens of island floats, with the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife serving as this year's grand marshal.

39th Annual Sanibel-Captiva Road Rally

Hosted by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club, the 39th Annual Sanibel-Captiva Road Rally will kick off at noon in the parking lot for the Timbers Restaurant, at 703 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel.

Annual July 4th Celebration at Jerry's

The annual July 4th Celebration at Jerry's will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the parking lot, at 1700 Periwinkle Way. There will be water slides, dunk tanks, inflatables and more.

Fourth of July Fireworks

The city of Sanibel and Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring a fireworks display at 9 p.m. The fireworks will be launched from the north end terminus of Bailey Road, rain or shine. The best viewing is from the Sanibel Causeway Islands or the bay side of Sanibel.

THURSDAY, JULY 5

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, JULY 6

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 "Descendants." 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.

SATURDAY, JULY 7

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, JULY 9

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, JULY 10

Storytelling with Windell Campbell

Storytelling with Windell Campbell will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Hosted by the Sanibel Public Library, come listen to and possibly participate as Campbell weaves tales, both modern and classic, using his voice and puppets to bring the stories alive. For more information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483.

Balance Workshop

FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Center will host a free balance workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at 4301 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. Attendees will have an opportunity to have a balance screening and consultation with a certified balance specialist physical therapist. Seating is limited, so reservations are required at 239-395-1097.

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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