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National Seashell Day today at Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

June 21, 2017 In honor of National Seashell Day today, the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum has a myriad of activities planned for the annual event. From 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. more »»

 
 
 
Cartoonist Doug MacGregor to teach drawing demo at Sanibel Public Library

June 21, 2017 Doug MacGregor, who’s well-known for his political cartoons, will hold a drawing demonstration for kids at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road, Tuesday, June 27, from 3 to 4 p.m. more »»

Take home an artistic memory during San Cap Art League’s ‘Buy It Off The Wall’ show at BIG ARTS

June 21, 2017 For the first time in many years, the San Cap Art League will hold its “Buy It Off The Wall” show at BIG ARTS June 12 through July 25. more »»

Shell Crafters get creative at Community House every Monday

May 31, 2017 The Shell Crafters are busy year round creating one-of-a-kind intricate pieces of art ranging from jewelry to floral arrangements, which are available to purchase every Monday while they are at the... more »»

BIG ARTS welcomes new chorus director

May 25, 2017 Ellen Whitten, who accompanied previous chorus director Steve Cramer for the last five years will become BIG ARTS’ newest chorus director this fal. more »»

Annual library Summer Reading Program to begin June 3

May 25, 2017 The Sanibel Public Library is getting ready to launch their annual Summer Reading Program which encourages kids to keep reading all summer long. more »»

When is the best time to go shelling?

May 25, 2017 Although January, February and March are some of the best months to go shelling on Sanibel and Captiva, Stefanie Wolf, a marine biologist at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, said that... more »»

‘Art by the disABLED’ exhibit returns to BIG ARTS

April 26, 2017 After a successful exhibit last year at BIG ARTS, “Art by the disABLED” will return May 3. The exhibit will run throughout the whole month at BIG ARTS’ Phillips Art Galler. more »»

BIG ARTS offers art-filled summer camp for kids and teens

April 26, 2017 As season is winding down, summer is coming into full-swing. Beginning June 5, BIG ARTS will offer its annual summer camp for elementary, middle and high school students. more »»

Tom Uhler to teach course at Community House

April 26, 2017 Forty years ago Tom Uhler decided to purchase his first bottles of wine, which were taken to a friend’s house, so they would develop a palate of their tastes. more »»

Conservation photography tips given during SCCF presentation

April 26, 2017 Best practices for photographing wildlife and landscapes was the subject of a special presentation given last week at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. more »»

Peter Zell’s artwork hangs at Sanibel Captiva Community Bank

April 19, 2017 For the last 18 years, Peter Zell, who was a lawyer in California before retirement, has been dabbling in art. “My wife suggested that I take art classes at night as a stress reliever. more »»

Artist for a lifetime: Jim Sprankle

April 5, 2017 To say Jim Sprankle has had an illustrious career would be an understatemen. more »»

Sanibel School’s Spring Music Showcase to grace Schein Hall

April 5, 2017 The Sanibel School’s Spring Music Showcase will feature a few ensembles comprised of nearly 80 students at BIG ARTS Schein Hall tomorrow night. more »»

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with MacIntosh

April 5, 2017 An event to help celebrate “community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers” will take place at MacIntosh Books & Paper later this month. more »»

Sanibel-Captiva Art League gives to F.I.S.H.

April 5, 2017 For over 20 years, The Sanibel-Captiva Art League has been painting Bailey’s General Store grocery bags to raise money for local charity organizations on the island. more »»

G. Love and Special Sauce headlines annual SCCF fundraising event

March 29, 2017 A national touring three-piece band will make a stop on Sanibel Saturday, April 15 during the 6th annual Beer in the Bushes, a Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation fundraising even. more »»

Tomstock X to benefit Miles of Smiles

March 29, 2017 Tomstock X, an all day music festival featuring seven local cover bands, has chosen to support the nonprofit organization, Miles of Smiles, this year. more »»

‘Blues by the Bay’ raises money for Harlem Heights youth

March 29, 2017 To raise money for at-risk youth living in the Harlem Heights neighborhood in Fort Myers, The Heights Foundation has joined forces with local restaurants to host its third annual “Blues by the Bay... more »»

BIG ARTS wraps up the season with ‘Nunsense’

March 29, 2017 For those who have yet to see “Nunsense,” BIG ARTS' Artistic Director Bobby Logue describes it as hilarious. “The show is very, very alive in the sense that the energy is palpable on stage. more »»

‘The Jungle Book Kids’ take the stage next weekend

March 22, 2017 A cast of youngsters, the youngest 4 years old, have been rehearsing their lines, songs and dances for the past few weeks to prepare for the opening of “The Jungle Book Kids,” which will take the... more »»

 
 

 

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Don't Forget To Stretch!

October 3, 2011 Even the most diligent exercisers tend to forget one of the most important components of any exercise program –stretching. more »

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