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July 25, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

TODAY, JULY 25

Community Social

The Community House will host its first Community Social at 6 p.m. The theme will be "Taco Night Buffet." It will feature beef, chicken and fish tacos with all the fixings, along with char-grilled vegetables and beans and rice. Adults are $15; children ages 10 and under are $10. For an additional $5, attendees can receive churros served with ice cream and Resident Chef Jarred Harris' homemade sauces. Alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

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, JULY 26

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.

Candidates' Forum

The League of Women Voters of Lee County and Alliance for the Arts will host a Candidates' Forum for the race for State Representative, District 78, at 6 p.m. at the Alliance for the Arts, at 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. The event is free and open to the public. Each candidate will make opening and closing statements and will be asked to respond to questions from the league and the audience. For more information, contact Jim Pelstring, Voters Service Chair LWV Lee County, at voterservice@lwvlee.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 27

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 28

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 30

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 31

Showtime for Kids

Showtime for Kids will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The all-family and kid show will feature comedy, magic, audience participation and balloon sculpting. 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.

Islander Wine Dinner

The Sanibel Catering Company by Bailey's will host the Islander Wine Dinner at 6 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Ben McClure, a certified wine specialist and brand ambassador for Talbott Vineyards, is the featured speaker. The six-course dinner will include estate-grown Talbott wines paired with locally-sourced cuisine by Bailey's Chef Karl Hamme. The proceeds will benefit The Community House. For tickets, call 239-472-2155 or visit online at sanibelcommunityhouse.net/ourcalendar.

 
 

 

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