The Community House
Art by You with Jenny
Make alcohol ink coasters with Jenny Licht today, April 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Register at “http://www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net”>www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or 239-472-2155.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Jeff Samson, food consultant, educator, and restaurant owner and operator since 1993, will host the lunch and lecture “Garden Grow Series: Mushrooms & You” on April 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bringing passion and a love of food into his restaurant, Malia Mediterranean Bistro, Samson’s recipe for success is to provide simple flavorful food, made with the freshest possible ingredients. He works directly with farmers, foragers and fishermen to bring quality sustainable food to the table. Cost is $30. Registration required by April 12 at 3 p.m. at www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or 239-472-2155.
The Sanibel Community Association will host its monthly Community Potluck on April 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. French baker Andre Gratesol, of Aux Delices in Fort Myers, will speak and bring samples to enjoy. Before opening Aux Delices, he ran a bakery at McGregor and College boulevards in Fort myers for years, then sold it more than a decade ago and worked with a number of other bakeries. Attendees are asked to bring a dish – appetizer, entree, side dish or dessert – that serves at least eight. For more information, call 239-472-2155.
Foodies and Yogis
As part of the Foodies and Yogis series, Dr. Susan Pataky and Resident Chef Jarred Harris will host “Chocolate and Chakras” on April 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. Each segment features a healing herb or spice, along with information on its medicinal uses and applications in the kitchen. The program includes a one-hour beginner-friendly yoga session with Pataky, followed by a meal by Harris. Cost is $49. Register at least 72 hours in advance at www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or 239-472-2155.
Mudra: The Art of Hand Yoga
Dr. Susan Pataky will host a one-hour presentation on yoga mudras on April 19 from 1 to 2 p.m. Participants will be seated in chairs while working on breathing skills and specialty techniques. Bring a notepad or journal. Cost is $22. To register, call 239-472-2155.
Community Shredding Day
The Community House will host a Community Shredding Day on April 21 from 9 a.m. to noon in the north lot, across the street from the facility. Get rid of tax receipts and more; no large paperclips or binder clips. Cost is $5 per box or bag. Enter via the driveway next to Dunlop Road and exit via the driveway nearest to the Sanibel Bean.
SCA Annual Meeting
The Sanibel Community Association will host its annual meeting on April 25 at 5 p.m. Learn about the status of the SCA and the facility; appetizers and beverages will follow. Ballots will be emailed again this year and mailed only to those with no email on file. Reservations are encouraged by calling 239-472-2155 or stopping by The Community House. Those unable to attend but who would like to make a donation can visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net; a donation of $1,500 pays the electric bill for one month, $750 pays the garbage bill for one month and $100 pays the pest control bill for one month.
Chef Jarred Cooking Demo
Resident Chef Jarred Harris will demonstrate making a fast, healthy and delicious meal on April 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. Menu is curried parsnip and apple soup, quinoa and leek cakes with salad and tzatziki, and hazelnut and honey pie. Cost is $45 for members and $55 for non-members and includes a meal. Register in advance at www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or 239-472-2155.