Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander & Entertainmenten-usWed, 21 Mar 2018 18:23:11 EDTWed, 21 Mar 2018 18:23:11 EDT fire district plans open house Sanibel Fire and Rescue District is hosting its annual open house and everyone is invited. Station 171 will be open to residents and visitors on March 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDTGroup to host first fundraiser as rebranded Coastal Keepers island organization that rebranded itself last year in an effort to have more of an immediate impact on the local community and environment is set to host its first fundraiser, once called Cracker Fest.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDTAuthor to speak on history of nonnatives on Captiva, Sanibel Charles Sobczak will discuss how escaped and introduced species have impacted Florida's indigenous flora, fauna and sea life at a presentation put on by the Captiva Memorial Librar.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT'STRAWS' documentary advocates for elimination of plastic straws"STRAWS" wraps up the sixth annual free "Ding" Darling Wednesday Film Series on April 4 at 1 p.m. in the Visitor & Education Center auditorium at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT'Ding' Darling lecture goes to the beach naturalists and Florida natives Blair and Dawn Witherington have authored five books on natural history topics. As part of the 2018 "Ding" Darling Lecture Series, the husband-wife team will present a free program on March 30 at 10 a.Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT