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The Community House

By Staff | Mar 5, 2019

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

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.

Hands-on Cooking

Resident Chef Jarred Harris will teach a hands-on cooking class on March 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. The menu will feature: asparagus soup, vegetarian spaghetti and meatballs, and carrot and ale cake. Cost is $50 for members and $60 for guests.

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.

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:

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

– May 6: Surprise menu

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.