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By Staff | Oct 17, 2018

TODAY, OCTOBER 17

Family Storytime

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.

Film and Ethics Series

The BIG ARTS Film and Ethics Series presents “Denial” at 12:30 p.m. at the Island Cinema, at 535 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel. Ronald M. Green, emeritus professor of religion at Dartmouth College and an expert on ethics, will moderate a post-event discussion surrounding the film that deals with ethical dilemmas. For information or tickets, visit “http://www.BIGARTS.org”>www.BIGARTS.org or call 239-395-0900.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

Family Storytime

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.

After-school Crew

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 third 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.

Turtle Tracks

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.

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. Open to the public, it is 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, OCTOBER 19

Artists Reception

An Artists Reception at 5:30 p.m. in the BIG ARTS Phillips and Founders galleries, at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. “The Sense of Things,” featuring artists Del Holt, Guy Tieman and Dale Weber, will explore each of their work and sense of the creative process in the Phillips Gallery. “Passion for Pastels,” featuring artists Suzanne G. Bennett and Michele Barron Buelow, will showcase their pastel plein air work attempting to capture the beauty before them in the Founders Gallery. For information, visit www.BIGARTS.org or call 239-395-0900.

Attic Sale

The 12th annual Attic Sale will be held from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at Tower Gallery, at 751 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel. There will be artwork for sale inside the gallery porch and in a tent in the parking lot, including sculpture, paintings, prints, raku, photography, hand-painted bowls, jewelry and more. It is also a chance to meet the artists, many of whom will be demonstrating on site. For information, call 239-472-4557 or go to www.towergallery.net.

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 20

‘Smoke on the Island’ Hog Roast

“Smoke on the Island” Hog Roast from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Resident Chef Jarred Harris will cook up slow-roasted pig with his special BBQ sauce, tomato and fresh mozzarella salad, and black beans and rice. Advance tickets are $15 or $18 at the door; ages 10 and under are $10. For an extra $5, enjoy a Love Boat Ice Cream bar that include Harris’ homemade sauces. For information and tickets, call 239-472-2155 or visit sanibelcommunityhouse.net.

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.

Mobile Mammo

Radiology Regional Center’s Mobile Mammo Coach will be available from 10 a.m. to noon at Fire Station 171, 2351 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel. Part of Let’s Pink Out, it will offer paid mammograms to those who are uninsured. For an appointment or information, call 239-936-4068.

Attic Sale

The 12th annual Attic Sale will be held from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at Tower Gallery, at 751 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel. There will be artwork for sale inside the gallery porch and in a tent in the parking lot, including sculpture, paintings, prints, raku, photography, hand-painted bowls, jewelry and more. It is also a chance to meet the artists, many of whom will be demonstrating onsite. For information, call 239-472-4557 or go to www.towergallery.net.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21

Sanibel Island Farmers Market

Sanibel Island Farmers Market 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 buylocallee.com.

33rd Annual BaileyFest

The 33rd Annual BaileyFest from noon to 4 p.m. in the Bailey’s Center, at 2477 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The event will feature entertainment, prize giveaways, free food, pony and wagon rides, water slides and games, as well as the police and fire departments, plus representatives from various island organizations. For information, visit baileys-sanibel.com.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22

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

Current Events at 10 a.m. in the BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery, at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Enjoy lively discussion of the days biggest headlines. For information, contact Malcolm Martini at 239-395-1362 or mlmartini@icloud.com.

Academy of Lifelong Learning

Clara Anne Graham, president of the League of Women Voters of Lee County, will present “Amendments on the Ballot for Florida’s Midterm Election” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Shell Point Retirement Community, at 15101 Shell Point Blvd., Fort Myers, as part of the Academy of Lifelong Learning. She will share an understanding of major public policy issues and proposed amendments slated for the November ballot. Tickets are $10. For tickets or information, call 239-489-8472 or visit www.shellpoint.org.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23

After-school Clique

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

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.