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By Staff | Oct 24, 2018

TODAY, OCTOBER 24

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 “Incendies” 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.

Literary Lunchbox Series

MacIntosh Books will host its Literary Lunchbox Series at 11 a.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Award-winning children’s author Jen Calonita will talk about her writing inspiration and process, extensive body of work, and what she feels parents and grandparents can do to foster a love of reading in the young people. It will be followed by a meet-and-greet and book signing. Tickets are $25 and include a boxed lunch and hardcover copy of the first book in her “Misfits” series. For information or tickets, call 239-472-1447.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

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.

Medicare 101 and Updates

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva, along with Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida and SHINE – Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders – will offer “Medicare 101 and Updates” from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sanibel Congregational Church, at 2050 Periwinkle Way. Led by Pat Archibald, of SHINE, the areas of discussion will include: preparing for the annual election period (began Oct. 15); 2019 updates; Part D information; and 2019 Medicare updates. Snacks will be provided. For information, contact Kathy Y. Monroe at 239-472-4775.

Pink Out Picnic Lunch

The annual Pink Out Picnic Lunch will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Fire Station 171, at 2351 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel. There will be lunch, raffles and surprises. Open to the community, the celebration is free for cancer survivors, fighters and caretakers; others are asked to bring a monetary or food item donation for F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva. For information, contact 239-839-3663 or PINKOUTSANIBEL@gmail.com.

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.

Academy of Lifelong Learning

Kristie Anders, education director at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, will present “Sea Turtles” at 10 a.m. at the Shell Point Retirement Community, at 15101 Shell Point Blvd., Fort Myers, as part of the Academy of Lifelong Learning. Attendees will learn about the loggerhead turtle; the Kemp’s Ridley turtle, which spends its juvenile years in the sea grasses of Pine Island Sound; and a rare 700-pound leatherback that chose Sanibel for a nesting event a few years ago. The presentation will also incorporate new information acquired from a sea turtle geneticist. Tickets are $10. For tickets or information, call 239-489-8472 or visit www.shellpoint.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

3-D Printing

Learn about 3-D printing and see an object printed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Print a small object using a Makerbot 3-D printer. Open to all ages. For information, call 239-472-2483.

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.

10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. fundraiser

The 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. will take place at 7:30 a.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Proceeds benefit F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva, with donations of unexpired and unopened non-perishable food items, paper products and toiletries accepted on race day. For information, visit fishofsancap.org or call 239-472-4775.

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.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

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.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29

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.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30

3-D Printing

Learn about 3-D printing and see an object printed from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Print a small object using a Makerbot 3-D printer. Open to all ages. For information, call 239-472-2483.

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.