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Island Calendar

April 11, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

TODAY, APRIL 11

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.

Twilight Talk

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will host a Twilight Talk at 7 p.m. at The Community House, at 173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The program is a double feature of "Postcards & Photos." Both films will be shown together for the first time, with an intermission. Tickets are $10 each; seating is limited. For more information, contact Emilie Alfino at 472-4648 or info@sanibelmuseum.org.

Trail Walks: Explore Sanibel's Interior Wetlands

Join the SCCF 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.

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.

Eagle and Owl Tales

Learn about the life cycles of the silent night hunters and adaptations that make them so successful in the dark from 10 to 11 a.m. at the SCCF's Nature Center, at 3333 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. Learn how rat poisons can harm them. For information, call 239-472-2329.

THURSDAY, APRIL 12

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.

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 and in order; 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 2173 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. For more information, call 239-472-2155 or visit sanibelcommunityhouse.net.

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.

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 $20 and $18 for members; limited props provided for free. For more information, call 239-472-2155 or visit sanibelcommunityhouse.net.

Trail Walks: Explore Sanibel's Interior Wetlands

Join the SCCF 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.

Make Your Own Solitary Bee Box

Many of Florida's solitary bees lay their eggs in hollow branches. Attract the pollinators to your yard by making a bee box from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the SCCF Native Landscapes & Garden Center, at 3333 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. All materials will be provided, and participants will go home with a box and information about attracting bees; bring own hammer, if possible. Cost is $25. For information or to register, call 239-472-1932.

Shorebirds of Sanibel and Captiva

Join SCCF biologists to learn about the shorebird species that nest on Sanibel beaches, including snowy plovers, least terns and wilson's plovers from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Nature Center, at 3333 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. Learn how you can safely share the beach and help us protect our feathered friends. For information, call 239-472-2329.

FRIDAY, APRIL 13

Trail Walks: Explore Sanibel's Interior Wetlands

Join the SCCF 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.

SUNDAY, APRIL 15

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.

Disney's 'Aladdin Jr.'

The Creative Theater Workshop will perform its sign language version of Disney's "Aladdin Jr." at 5 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for ages 18 and under. To purchase tickets, visit sanibeltickets.com or call 239-738-3525.

Caloosahatchee Oxbow, Riverlore Cruise

Join SCCF on an Oxbow and Riverlore Cruise from 1 to 3:30 p.m. to experience the historic Caloosahatchee. The guided trip provides an opportunity to gain a perspective on the river, its history, folklore, issues and solutions, as you explore the historic upriver Caloosahatchee. Follow the river back to a time when a waterfall served as the headwaters of the Caloosahatchee and settlers braved living amongst the wilderness. Tours are guided by Rae Ann Wessel, a river researcher, historian and SCCF Natural Resource Policy Director. Registration is required. For information, call 239-472-2329.

New Moon Meditation

A New Moon Meditation class will be held at 7:15 p.m. on South Beach on Captiva. Enjoy a guided meditation on the beach as the sun sets and the moon rises. Bring a towel or blanket to sit on. Meet at Alison Hagerup Beach Park, at 14790 Captiva Drive. Cost is a suggested donation of $10-15, with all proceeds to benefit the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's sea turtle research program. For more information, visit www.ambuyoga.com or call 239-314-9642.

MONDAY, APRIL 16

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 "The Teacher." 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 2173 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. For more information, call 239-472-2155 or visit sanibelcommunityhouse.net.

Shell Crafters

Shell Crafting Class from 10 a.m. to noon 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.

The City That Almost Wasn't

Learn about the genesis of Sanibel, other foresighted efforts to preserve the islands and why in the end Captiva decided not to join in from 10 to 11 a.m. at SCCF's Nature Center, at 3333 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. Sanibel was celebrated throughout the country as one of the first cities based on how the natural systems work. Its land use plan was used as a textbook by many universities. Find out what made it so revolutionary. For information, call 239-472-2329.

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 17

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 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.

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 $20 and $18 for members; limited props provided for free. For more information, call 239-472-2155 or visit sanibelcommunityhouse.net.

Duplicate Bridge

Duplicate Bridge is offered from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Cost is $10 paid to the organizer; refreshments provided. For more information, call 239-472-2155 or visit sanibelcommunityhouse.net.

Florida Panthers and Wildlife Corridors

Join SCCF Public Outreach Coordinator Alexis Horn from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Nature Center, at 3333 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, to learn what makes Florida panthers unique and why they are so vital to the environment. Cost is $5 per adult. For information, call 239-472-2329.

Mollusk Matinee

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum's will present an acclaimed intramural series on "CSI: Mollusks," with Leigh Gay, from 2 to 3 p.m. It is at 3075 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. For more information, call 239-395-2233.

 
 

 

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