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‘Ding’s’ annual photo contest is back

July 19, 2017 For the last 30 years, the refuge has held its annual “Ding” Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest. The deadline for the contest, which began on Saturday, is Sept. 15. more »»

 
 
 
Author Jen Calonita to have book signing at library

July 12, 2017 Jen Calonita, who recently published “Tricked” as part of her “Fairy Tale Reform School” series, will have a book signing at the Sanibel Public Library Tuesday, July 18, from 6-7 p.m. more »»

Author Nancy Zimmerman visits Sanibel for inspiration

July 12, 2017 Nancy Zimmerman, began her “Sadie's Great Adventures” series last year. The author met her main character, Sadie, completely by chance. more »»

Jimmy Jensen sounds on for American Legion Post 123

July 12, 2017 Next time you pull up to the Island’s fabled American Legion Post 123, your ears will perk up to the new crystal clean, clear and totally entertaining music coming from within, all thanks to Jimmy... more »»

Chris Bright teaches teenagers the ropes of video production

July 5, 2017 For the past four years, Chris Bright, BIG ARTS’ operations and technical director, has taught teenagers the ins and outs of video editing. more »»

National Seashell Day today at Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

June 21, 2017 In honor of National Seashell Day today, the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum has a myriad of activities planned for the annual event. From 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. more »»

Cartoonist Doug MacGregor to teach drawing demo at Sanibel Public Library

June 21, 2017 Doug MacGregor, who’s well-known for his political cartoons, will hold a drawing demonstration for kids at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road, Tuesday, June 27, from 3 to 4 p.m. more »»

Take home an artistic memory during San Cap Art League’s ‘Buy It Off The Wall’ show at BIG ARTS

June 21, 2017 For the first time in many years, the San Cap Art League will hold its “Buy It Off The Wall” show at BIG ARTS June 12 through July 25. more »»

Shell Crafters get creative at Community House every Monday

May 31, 2017 The Shell Crafters are busy year round creating one-of-a-kind intricate pieces of art ranging from jewelry to floral arrangements, which are available to purchase every Monday while they are at the... more »»

BIG ARTS welcomes new chorus director

May 25, 2017 Ellen Whitten, who accompanied previous chorus director Steve Cramer for the last five years will become BIG ARTS’ newest chorus director this fal. more »»

Annual library Summer Reading Program to begin June 3

May 25, 2017 The Sanibel Public Library is getting ready to launch their annual Summer Reading Program which encourages kids to keep reading all summer long. more »»

When is the best time to go shelling?

May 25, 2017 Although January, February and March are some of the best months to go shelling on Sanibel and Captiva, Stefanie Wolf, a marine biologist at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, said that... more »»

‘Art by the disABLED’ exhibit returns to BIG ARTS

April 26, 2017 After a successful exhibit last year at BIG ARTS, “Art by the disABLED” will return May 3. The exhibit will run throughout the whole month at BIG ARTS’ Phillips Art Galler. more »»

BIG ARTS offers art-filled summer camp for kids and teens

April 26, 2017 As season is winding down, summer is coming into full-swing. Beginning June 5, BIG ARTS will offer its annual summer camp for elementary, middle and high school students. more »»

Tom Uhler to teach course at Community House

April 26, 2017 Forty years ago Tom Uhler decided to purchase his first bottles of wine, which were taken to a friend’s house, so they would develop a palate of their tastes. more »»

Conservation photography tips given during SCCF presentation

April 26, 2017 Best practices for photographing wildlife and landscapes was the subject of a special presentation given last week at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. more »»

Peter Zell’s artwork hangs at Sanibel Captiva Community Bank

April 19, 2017 For the last 18 years, Peter Zell, who was a lawyer in California before retirement, has been dabbling in art. “My wife suggested that I take art classes at night as a stress reliever. more »»

Artist for a lifetime: Jim Sprankle

April 5, 2017 To say Jim Sprankle has had an illustrious career would be an understatemen. more »»

Sanibel School’s Spring Music Showcase to grace Schein Hall

April 5, 2017 The Sanibel School’s Spring Music Showcase will feature a few ensembles comprised of nearly 80 students at BIG ARTS Schein Hall tomorrow night. more »»

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with MacIntosh

April 5, 2017 An event to help celebrate “community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers” will take place at MacIntosh Books & Paper later this month. more »»

Sanibel-Captiva Art League gives to F.I.S.H.

April 5, 2017 For over 20 years, The Sanibel-Captiva Art League has been painting Bailey’s General Store grocery bags to raise money for local charity organizations on the island. more »»

 
 

 

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Don't Forget To Stretch!

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