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The Community House

September 12, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

(Editor's note: The Community House will be closed now through Sept. 14 due to the flooring undergoing its yearly maintenance. There will be no rentals or classes during the closure period.)

The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, presents the following:

Alcohol Inking

Anita will teaching Alcohol Inking on Sept. 29 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Practice all the different styles, such as sticker, stamping, swiping, blowing by straw/aircan or dabbing. Minimum of three people needed to hold class; maximum of 10. Cost is $35 for members and $40 for guests. Advance registration and prepayment required by Sept. 24 at noon.

Kids Cooking

Kids Cooking is held on the first Monday of each month, except March, from October through May from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Resident Chief Jarred Harris will teach fundamental nutritional cooking skills and help students develop basic kitchen awareness and food preparation. The culturally-based menus will stress healthy and nutritious whole foods. Students will make the items, then sit down for a meal together. Cost is $50 per class, $175 for four classes or $375 for series; some scholarships will be available due to sponsorships by the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs and private citizens. Prepaid registration with required paperwork is encouraged. The following class menus are planned:

- Oct. 1: Breakfast apple flapjacks, homemade granola, potato pancakes, omelets and pumpkin muffins

- Nov. 5: Oven-roasted tomato basil soup, butternut squash bisque, bean and vegetable cassoulet, bread sticks, and turkey and dumplings

- Dec. 3: Gingerbread and sugar cookie ornaments, caramel-covered cream puff towers and chocolate truffles

- Jan. 7: Homemade cheese ravioli, fettuccine, cheese sauce, tomato sauce, and cannoli and cream

- Feb. 4: Homemade sushi rolls, chicken teriyaki and vegetable tempura

- March 1: Caribbean bean soup, curried chicken and roti, pineapple-glazed fish, coconut and vegetable stew, and banana fritters and honey

- April 1: Vegetable quesadillas, chicken tamales, fish tacos, homemade salsa and guacamole, and fried ice cream and churros

- May 6: Surprise menu

To register, contact or 239-472-2155. Those interested in donating toward the scholarships can contact Executive Director Teresa Riska-Hall at 239-472-2155.

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