thursday, september 6
An all-ages program from 11 a.m. to 11:45 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.
Favorite books, new books and never-knew-existed books, plus puzzles, games, crafts and more from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel. Geared toward kindergarten to second grade. Snack provided. For information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483.
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 4 to 5 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Sign-ups are on-the-spot. For information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483.
The Trager Approach is a bodywork and movement awareness method that promotes relaxation, pain relief and freedom of movement. Marva Sletten, PT, CMPT, CLT-LANA, LMT, will provide brief individual sessions from 10:30 a.m. to noon at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. There is no charge for the event. To schedule a session, call 239-910-7577.
For more information, visit thenatureofwellnessflorida.com or email email@example.com.
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.
friday, september 7
Shell Point Retirement Community will host a Farmers Market from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Center Court at The Woodlands, at 15101 Shell Point Blvd., Fort Myers. Take a leisurely stroll while shopping for locally-grown produce, freshly-caught seafood, homemade baked goods, Brisket Brothers pulled pork, all natural soaps and lotions, and more.
For information, call 239-466-1131.
monday, september 10
Case of the Week at CROW
CROW Case of the Week is at 11 a.m. CROW’s teaching hospital offers externship, fellowship and internship opportunities for natural science and veterinary medicine students. While on site, students learn the ins and outs of conservation medicine and wildlife rehabilitation and are excited to share their favorite patient stories. Adults are $12; ages 4-12 are $7. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.
tuesday, september 11
Favorite books, new books and never-knew-existed books, plus puzzles, games, crafts and more from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Geared specifically for children in fourth through sixth grade. Snack provided. 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.
Academy of Lifelong Learning
The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community will host “Iran: Its History and Today,” part one of a two-part series, at 4:30 p.m. at 15101 Shell Point Blvd., Fort Myers. Led by Florida SouthWestern State College Professor Adrian Kerr, it will introduce the Indo-Europeans and uncover the rise and fall of the nation.
Tickets are $10.
To buy tickets or for information, call 239-489-8472 or visit www.shellpoint.org.
CROW Patient Profiles: Snakes
Patient Profiles: Snakes of Southwest Florida is at 11 a.m.
Florida is home to 46 species of native snakes, only six of which are venomous. Although there is a widespread fear and misunderstanding of the animal, most species are harmless to humans and form vital links in the ecosystem. Snakes are extremely valuable because they are efficient at monitoring pest populations without relying on chemical pesticides which can degrade the environment and harm other animal species. Adults are $12; ages 4-12 are $7. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.