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The Community House

By Staff | Feb 26, 2019

The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, presents the following:

Community Social

The Community House will host a Community Social today, Feb. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. The theme will be “Seafood Buffet.” It will feature mussels in garlic butter, white wine and cream, clams and marinara, fish and chips, seafood gumbo, cobb salad and warm multi-grain rolls and butter. Dorrie Hipschman, executive director of the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, will be the guest speaker. Adults are $15 in advance or $18 at the door; children ages 10 and under are $10. For an additional $5, attendees can enjoy a sundae bar. Alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Advance tickets also available at Bailey’s General Store, at 2477 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.

Kids Cooking

Kids Cooking is held on the first Monday of each month, except March, from October through May from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Resident Chief Jarred Harris will teach fundamental nutritional cooking skills and help students develop basic kitchen awareness and food preparation. The culturally-based menus will stress healthy and nutritious whole foods. Students will make the items, then sit down for a meal together. Cost is $50 per class; some scholarships will be available due to sponsorships by the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs and private citizens. Prepaid registration with required paperwork is encouraged. The following class menus are planned:

– March 1: Caribbean bean soup, curried chicken and roti, pineapple-glazed fish, coconut and vegetable stew, and banana fritters and honey

– April 1: Vegetable quesadillas, chicken tamales, fish tacos, homemade salsa and guacamole, and fried ice cream and churros

– May 6: Surprise menu

Hands-on Cooking

Resident Chef Jarred Harris will teach a hands-on cooking class on March 12 from 10 a.m. to noon. The menu will feature: risotto of wild mushrooms, asparagus, and peas; crispy tofu and sweet potato, butternut squash, and kale; and apple strudel and salted caramel ice cream. Cost is $50 for members and $60 for guests.

Dine and Design Workshop

A Dine and Design Workshop will take place on March 18 from noon to 2 p.m. Resident Chef Jarred Harris will prepare lunch, followed by a workshop with the Sanibel design team of Decorating Den Interiors. The topic will be “Wonderful World of Window Treatments.” Bring a photo of your design challenge and the staff will offer solutions. There will also be door prizes and studio sample displays. Cost is $30. Registration required by March 11.

Colorful Sips

Sissi Janku will host a beginners-to-advanced acrylic painting class on March 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. Bring your own snacks and beverages. Cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-members.

Shell Point Retirement Roadshow

Shell Point Retirement Community will host a Shell Point Retirement Roadshow on March 20 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Retirement counselors will cover the lifecare options and retirement offerings available. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and schedule a personal tour. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, so reservations are requested at 239-466-1131 or www.shellpoint.org/roadshow.

Colorful Sips

Sissi Janku will host a beginners-to-advanced acrylic painting class on April 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. Bring your own snacks and beverages. Cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-members.

Dine and Design Workshop

A Dine and Design Workshop will take place on April 15 from noon to 2 p.m. Resident Chef Jarred Harris will prepare lunch, followed by a workshop with the Sanibel design team of Decorating Den Interiors. The topic will be “Suite Dreams.” Bring a photo of your design challenge and the staff will offer solutions. There will also be door prizes and studio sample displays. Cost is $30. Registration required by April 8.

The Community House is selling honey harvested from its hive, along with other products made by Resident Chef Jarred Harris.

For more information about a program or activity, or to register or purchase tickets, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or contact info@sanibelcommunityhouse.net or 239-472-2155.

To donate toward scholarships, call Executive Director Teresa Riska-Hall at 239-472-2155.