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Island Calendar

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

TODAY, APRIL 4

Family Storytime

An all-ages program from 10 to 10:45 a.m. and 1 to 1:45 p.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. No registration or cost. For information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483.

Birds and Wildlife Tour

Follow along on a car caravan tour of J.N. "Ding" Darling Wildlife Refuge from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The free tour highlights the the mangrove ecosystem and the wildlife that live in the area; entrance fee to Wildlife Drive applies. Meet at the flagpole in front of the Visitor & Education Center.

Florida Manatees Program

Explore the Florida manatee as it faces a challenging future. Find out what you can do to help save the species during the free program from 11 to 11:30 a.m.; entrance fee to Wildlife Drive applies. Meet at the Crossdike Pavilion off Wildlife Drive at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

Birds of the Refuge Program

Learn interesting facts about birds and how to identify them in the estuary in the free program from 1 to 1:30 p.m.; entrance fee to Wildlife Drive applies. Meet at the Crossdike Pavilion off Wildlife Drive at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

Bailey Homestead: Making the Land Work

The walking tour of the Bailey Homestead Preserve from 10 to 11 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.

THURSDAY, APRIL 5

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. No registration or cost. For information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483.

Yoga for Everyone

Join Barbara Cline from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. at The Community House, at 173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. She teaches a gentle Hatha Yoga, which is receptive to all types and levels of practice. Classes include meditation, breath work and postures. Cost is $15 paid to the instructor; mats and other aids provided.

All-Levels Yoga

All-Levels Yoga from 10 to 11 a.m. at The Community House, at 173 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.

Chi Yoga

Chi Yoga from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at The Community House, at 173 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 $20 and $18 for members; limited props provided for free.

Biking the Refuge Tour

Learn about the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge's bird life and ecology in a free tour with a naturalist from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the Wildlife Drive/Indigo Trail loop; entrance fee for Wildlife Drive applies. Meet at the flagpole in front of the Education Center.

Gators and Crocs Program

Learn about crocodiles, gharials, alligators and caimans during the free program from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge; entrance fee for Wildlife Drive applies. Learn how to identify families and local species. Meet at the Crossdike Pavilion on Wildlife Drive at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

Reptiles and Amphibians Program

Discover some of the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge residents - snakes, lizards, toads and frogs - during the free program from 1 to 1:30 p.m.; entrance fee for Wildlife Drive applies. Located at the Crossdike Pavilion on Wildlife Drive.

FRIDAY, APRIL 6

Experience Virtual Reality

Five-minute VR experience on "Under Sea Adventure: Blue Whale Encounter and Great Reef Migration" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. For ages 10 and over. One user per session; first come, first served. No registration required.

Beach Walk

Join J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge for a free guided exploration of Perry Tract from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; parking fees apply. Learn about the vital beach ecosystem. Meet at the Gulfside City Park parking lot on Algiers Lane, off of West Gulf Drive.

Indigo Trail Walk

Free naturalist-led tour identifying and discussing the ecosystem's plant and animal species along the Indigo Trail from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at the flagpole in front of the Visitor & Education Center at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

Bailey Tract Tour

Walk the trails of the Bailey Tract with a naturalist from 1 to 2:30 p.m. to learn about the inhabitants of the freshwater ecosystem of Southwest Florida. Meet at the Bailey Tract parking lot at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

Global Security and Climate Change

Severe weather events, like a "rain bomb" over Phoenix, Arizona, that dropped an inch of rain in just five minutes, are occurring with greater frequency across the planet as a result of climate change. The changing patterns are increasing flooding, as well as draughts and fires. As a result, we are seeing unprecedented economic costs, as well as unexpected effects on global and national security impacts. Join in the discussion at the SCCF's Nature Center from 10 to 11 a.m. to understand the issues more fully, as well as the opportunity to make change at both the personal level and through policy actions.

CROW Yard Sale

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife will hold its annual yard sale from 9 a.m. to noon at its Visitor Education Center, at 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. Free and open to the public.

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

Story and Wildlife Wonders

Join a naturalist for free story time from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge's Visitor & Education Center and learn about different wildlife that call the refuge home.

Birds of the Refuge Program

Learn interesting facts about birds and how to identify them in the estuary in the free program from 11 to 11:30 p.m.; entrance fee to Wildlife Drive applies. Meet at the Crossdike Pavilion off Wildlife Drive at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

Gators and Crocs Program

Learn about crocodiles, gharials, alligators and caimans during the free program from 1 to 1:30 a.m. at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge; entrance fee for Wildlife Drive applies. Learn how to identify families and local species. Meet at the Crossdike Pavilion on Wildlife Drive.

Bird Walk

The Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society will hold its last bird walk of the season at 8 a.m. at the Sanibel Lighthouse. The focus will be on migrating warblers and other songbirds. Meet at the fishing pier. Open to the public and all levels of experience. A $5 donation is appreciated; non-resident parking is $5 per hour. For more information, visit san-capaudubon.org.

CROW Yard Sale

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife will hold its annual yard sale from 9 a.m. to noon its Visitor Education Center, at 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. Free and open to the public.

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

Island Jazz

Enjoy the tunes of the Island Jazz musicians from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Boler Garden at BIG ARTS Sanibel Island, at 900 Dunlap Road, Sanibel. The concert is free and open to the community; bring a chair.

Beach Walk

Join J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge for a free guided exploration of Perry Tract from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; parking fees apply. Learn about the vital beach ecosystem. Meet at the Gulfside City Park parking lot on Algiers Lane, off of West Gulf Drive.

Endangered Species Program

Discover endangered species of Southwest Florida and what you can do to help them during the free program from 11 to 11:30 a.m.; entrance fee for Wildlife Drive applies. Meet at the Crossdike Pavilion at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

Florida Manatees Program

Explore the Florida manatee as it faces a challenging future. Find out what you can do to help save the species during the free program from 1 to 1:30 a.m.; entrance fee to Wildlife Drive applies. Meet at the Crossdike Pavilion off Wildlife Drive at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

MONDAY, APRIL 9

Monday Night Film

BIG ARTS Sanibel Island will hold its Monday Night Film at 7 p.m. in Schein Hall, at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. The film scheduled for the screen is "Julieta." For information and tickets, call 239-395-0900 or visit www.bigarts.org.

Yoga for Everyone

Join Barbara Cline from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. at The Community House, at 173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. She teaches a gentle Hatha Yoga, which is receptive to all types and levels of practice. Classes include meditation, breath work and postures. Cost is $15 paid to the instructor; mats and other aids provided.

Shell Crafters

Shell Crafting Class from 10 a.m. to noon at The Community House, at 173 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.

Meditation

Meditation class from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Island Cinema, at 535 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel. Two guided meditations; no experience is necessary. Cost $10. For information, call 239-472-2155.

TUESDAY, APRIL 10

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 grade through sixth grade. Snack provided. 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 173 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.

Chi Yoga

Chi Yoga from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at The Community House, at 173 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 $20 and $18 for members; limited props provided for free.

Duplicate Bridge

Duplicate Bridge is offered from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at The Community House, at 173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Cost is $10 paid to the organizer; refreshments provided.

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.

Mollusk Matinee

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum's will present an acclaimed intramural series on "Beach ID," with Rebecca Mensch, from 2 to 3 p.m. It is at 3075 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel.

 
 

 

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