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DDWS to host Shop ‘Ding’ holiday event

By Staff | Nov 28, 2018

PHOTO PROVIDED Betty Anholt and Charles LeBuff will debut their new book, “Protecting Sanibel and Captiva Islands: The Conservation Story,” with two lectures on Dec. 13 at the Shop “Ding” holiday event.

Special lectures and free refreshments will be highlights of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge Nature Store’s Shop “Ding” holiday event on Dec. 13 in the Visitor & Education Center.

Hosted by the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, it will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Charles LeBuff and Betty Anholt will debut their new book and present lectures at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., with book signings to follow. Their “Protecting Sanibel and Captiva Islands: The Conservation Story” releases earlier in December and will be available for purchase in the store, which is offering a special one-day holiday-giving package promotion of $35 for two books.

The Refuge Nature Store will offer exclusive items available only that day, along with its stock of holiday stocking stuffers and other gift items. Cookies and refreshments will be served, and shoppers can stop by the Giving Tree to make a donation to refuge land acquisition, education and research.

The Refuge Nature Store carries a complete line of birding and nature books for adults and children, wildlife toys and games, local artisan wares, wildlife ornaments, gifts from recycled materials, nature-themed jewelry and home dcor, logo T-shirts and hats, and other gifts for men, women and children.

All profits from the store go directly to benefiting wildlife and conservation.

For more information, call 239-472-1100 ext. 241.

The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is at 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel.