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Island Calendar

June 4, 2019
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

Family Storytime

An all-ages program from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.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. For information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483.

V.I.P. After-Hours for Teens

A 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. Come hang out and munch on snacks. For information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483.

Reading in the Refuge

A 45-minute reading-and-crafts session will be held at 10 a.m. in the Visitor & Education Center at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, at 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel. Learn about a refuge animal and make a take-home craft related to it. For information, call 239-472-1100 or visit www.fws.gov/refuge/jn_ding_darling.

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

Indigo Trail Walk

Naturalists lead a tour to the Wildlife Education Boardwalk to identify and discuss the ecosystem's plants, mammals, birds and reptiles from 10 to 11 a.m. at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Geared for all ages. Bring water, sunscreen and bug spray. Meet at the flagpole in front of the Visitor & Education Center, at 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel. For information, call 239-472-1100 or visit www.fws.gov/refuge/jn_ding_darling.

Making the Land Work

A walking tour of the Bailey Homestead Preserve from 10 to 11 a.m. blends the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's mission-driven work on the historic property, history of the land and stories about the Bailey family. Suggested $5 donation; free to members and children. 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 or visit www.sccf.org.

Turtle Tracks

Learn about the life cycles and habits of the sea turtles and shorebirds that nest on Sanibel beaches, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation'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; free to members and children. For information, call 239-472-2329 or visit www.sccf.org.

Coffee, Tea and Trivia

Coffee, Tea and Trivia at 7 p.m. in the Carpenter's Caf & Bookstore at Sanibel Community Church, at 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Family-friendly fun for all ages. Caf opens at 6:30 p.m.; all cafe proceeds go to missions. For information, call Beth Burns at 239-896-0058.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

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, water, sunscreen and bug spray. Parking fees at the Gulfside City Park apply. For information, call 239-472-1100 or visit www.fws.gov/refuge/jn_ding_darling.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

Wildlife Wonders

Education staff at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge will lead a 30-minute indoor program about the mysteries of manatees, alligators, crocodiles, horseshoe crabs and birds in the Visitor & Education Center auditorium, at 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel. For information, call 239-472-1100 or visit www.fws.gov/refuge/jn_ding_darling.

MONDAY, JUNE 10

Monday Movie Matinee

The Sanibel Public Library will show "Ender's Game" from 1 to 3 p.m. at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. A brilliant young strategist trains to fight hostile aliens threatening to exterminate mankind. Get out of the heat, relax and watch a movie. For information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483.

Island Yoga

Island Yoga will be held from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Designed for all experience levels. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests. For information, call 239-472-2155 or visit sanibelcommunityhouse.net.

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 information, call 239-472-2155 or visit sanibelcommunityhouse.net.

Current Events

Normally held at BIG ARTS, Current Events will take place at 10 a.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Enjoy lively discussion of the biggest headlines. For information, contact Malcolm Martini at 239-395-1362 or mlmartini@icloud.com.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

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 2 to 3 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Sign-ups are on-the-spot and in order. For information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483.

Summer Reading Program

Trifles with Betsy will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Make lovely and delicious layered mini-desserts with Betsy Eidem and enjoy stories shared by Youth Services Librarian Deanna Evans. For information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483.

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.

 
 

 

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