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Island Calendar

June 20, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

TODAY, JUNE 20

Storytime Rocks!

Family Storytime will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Designed for babies up to age 5, the program encourages the development of pre-reading skills with talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. Length is about 20 minutes, plus the activities that follow. For information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483.

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, JUNE 21

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.

Hurricane Preparedness - Are You Ready

In collaboration with city officials and emergency management teams, F.I.S.H. of San-Cap will host a storm seminar, "Hurricane Preparedness - Are You Ready," on June 21 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Open to the public, attendees will receive a resource packet of information on where to go, what to do and how to prepare in the event of an approaching storm. For information and to RSVP, call Monroe at 239-472-4775.

FRIDAY, JUNE 22

Movie Musical Friday

Movie Musical Friday will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. The selected film is "The Lion King." If you know the words, then sing along to favorite family-friendly musical movies. For information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483.

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, JUNE 23

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.

Academy of Lifelong Learning

The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community, at 15101 Shell Point Blvd., Fort Myers, will host a workshop, "Writers' Workshop: Successful Writing Projects," from 1 to 4 p.m. Led by author and historian Robert Macomber, it will cover how to organize, start and complete a successful writing project. The workshop will teach attendees how to keep a project on schedule and will offer ways to edit without angst and provide ideas to inspire memorable writing. Tickets are $35. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 239-489-8472 or visit www.shellpoint.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 25

3-D Printing

Learn about 3-D printing and see an object printed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Print a small object using an Afinia 3-D printer. Open to all ages.

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, JUNE 26

Readers Roll

Joey, Alexandra and Sydney - the live Eclectus parrot - will lead youth on an adventure in finding their tune from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. The interactive show incorporates music, puppets, illusion and comedy. For information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483.

V.I.P. After-Hours for Teens

V.I.P. After-Hours for Teens will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Open to six-graders through 12th-graders. The topic is "Games Night." How long has it been since you played a board game? 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.

 
 

 

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