THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
Experience Virtual Reality
Apollo 11 VR will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. The 10-20 minute VR experience is a recreation of the events, which took place from July 16-24, 1969. Registration is required due to the length of the experience. For information or to register, call 239-472-2483.
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, OCTOBER 12
‘Ding’ Darling Days: Let’s Get Outside Day
Part of its 30th annual “Ding” Darling Days, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will host Let’s Get Outside Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel. Cosponsored by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge and Tarpon Bay Explorers, the day will feature free admission to the Wildlife Drive for cyclists and hikers, along with other free and discounted tours and eco-activities. For information, call 239-472-1100 or visit “http://www.dingdarlingdays.com”>www.dingdarlingdays.com.
Shell Point Farmers Market
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. Cash only. For information, call 239-466-1131.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
‘Ding’ Darling Days: Conservation Art Day
Part of its 30th annual “Ding” Darling Days, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will host Conservation Art Day from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel. Cosponsored by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge and Tarpon Bay Explorers, the day will feature Federal Duck Stamp and Junior Duck Stamp winners, other artists, cartooning, and nature art activities and workshops for a day devoted to Jay Norwood Darling’s legacy as the first duck stamp artist and Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist. For information, call 239-472-1100 or visit www.dingdarlingdays.com.
International Coastal Cleanup
The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and Keep Lee County Beautiful will host the annual International Coastal Cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon at the Sanibel Causeway Islands, at 19931 Sanibel Causeway Road. Participants will meet on Island B, the one closest to Sanibel. Organizers will record the amount and number of each type of trash collected, which the Ocean Conservancy will use to calculate the most common types of trash on local beaches. Trash bags, gloves, data collection cards and a water bottle re-fill station will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle, bug spray and sunscreen. To register, visit www.klcb.org/coastal-cleanup.html.
Sanibel Fire and Rescue District will hold a traditional Housing Ceremony for its new ladder truck from 10 a.m. to noon at Station 171, 2351 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel. In addition to the ceremony, there will be tours of the new apparatus and fire station, along with photo opportunities with the new truck. Light refreshments will be provided. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For information, call 239-472-5525.
Bagging for Tips
Let’s Pink Out volunteers will be bagging groceries for tips from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bailey’s General Store, at 2477 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The proceeds will benefit uninsured individuals in need of mammograms and F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva to help with cancer-related needs. To volunteer to bag, visit www.PinkOutSanibel.com. The annual Let’s Pink Out Picnic Lunch will take place on Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sanibel Fire Station 171. Sponsorships and donations are being accepted. For information, contact 239-839-3663 or PINKOUTSANIBEL@gmail.com.
Coastal Keepers will hold a BYOB event starting at noon at Bailey’s General Store, at 2477 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Partnering up with Bailey’s, Coastal Keepers will distribute reusable, washable canvas bags for free to the community, while supplies last. Additional BYOB events are being planned. For information, email email@example.com or visit www.sancapcoastalkeepers.org.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14
Sanibel Island Farmers Market
The Sanibel Island Farmers Market will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sanibel City Hall, at 800 Dunlop Road. Organized by Local Roots, it will feature a mix of vendors and products, plus crafters. Find organic produce, exotic fruits, cheeses, breads and bagels, fresh eggs, guacamole and salsa, jams, local honey, pickles and seafood, as well as handmade soaps, essential oils, flowers and plants. For information, visit online at buylocallee.com.
‘Ding’ Darling Days: Family Fun Day
Part of its 30th annual “Ding” Darling Days, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will host Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel. Cosponsored by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge and Tarpon Bay Explorers, the day will feature all-free refuge tram tours, live wildlife presentations, archery clinics, hot dogs, live music and children’s nature crafts. New this year, the Cool Kids Zone will provide activities like puppet shows, story and crafts, DIY nature crafts, face-painting and a selfie photo station in the Visitor & Education Center. For information, call 239-472-1100 or visit www.dingdarlingdays.com.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 15
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.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
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.
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 information, call 239-472-2155 or visit sanibelcommunityhouse.net.