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January 9, 2019
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

TODAY, JANUARY 9

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.

Bowman's Beach, Bayou Walk

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation provides a guided walk from 9 to 10 a.m. along the beach toward Blind Pass, then along the back dune/bayou trail. Meet at the foot of the bridge that crosses the bayou on the way to the beach, at 1700 Bowman's Beach Road, Sanibel. Walk is free; attendees must pay to park. For information, call 239-472-2329.

Trail Walks: Explore Sanibel's Interior Wetlands

Join the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation from 11 a.m. to noon for a guided walk through the interior wetlands and mid-island ridges of the Center Tract with discussion of native habitats, natural and cultural history and preservation efforts. Cost is $5 for non-members. Meet at the Nature Center, at 3333 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, and proceed to the trails. For information, call 239-472-2329.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10

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.

After-school Crew

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 Rd, Sanibel. Geared toward kindergarten to third grade. 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.

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.

Trail Walks: Explore Sanibel's Interior Wetlands

Join the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation from 11 a.m. to noon for a guided walk through the interior wetlands and mid-island ridges of the Center Tract with discussion of native habitats, natural and cultural history and preservation efforts. Cost is $5 for non-members. Meet at the Nature Center, at 3333 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, and proceed to the trails. 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, JANUARY 11

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 13

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.

MONDAY, JANUARY 14

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 "The Death of Stalin." 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.

Community Interests Series

The Community House will present the next program in its Community Interests Series, "The plight of solitary bee species, the ecosystem services that they provide, and what you can do to give them a fighting chance," from 7 to 9 p.m. at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Presenter Marisol Mata will talk about new scientific research, novel approaches for inspiring community stewardship toward pollinators, and a look at some of the lesser known bees in our own backyard. Donations appreciated. For information, call 239-472-2155 or visit sanibelcommunityhouse.net.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15

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.

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.

Sanctioned Duplicate Bridge

Sanctioned Duplicate Bridge will take place at 12:30 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. For information, call 239-472-2155 or visit sanibelcommunityhouse.net.

Trail Walks: Explore Sanibel's Interior Wetlands

Join the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation from 11 a.m. to noon for a guided walk through the interior wetlands and mid-island ridges of the Center Tract with discussion of native habitats, natural and cultural history and preservation efforts. Cost is $5 for non-members. Meet at the Nature Center, at 3333 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, and proceed to the trails. For information, call 239-472-2329.

 
 

 

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