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The Community House

By Staff | Mar 12, 2019

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

Community Interests Speaker Series

The next program in the Community Interests Speaker Series, “Living with our Four-Legged Neighbors – Rabbits, Iguanas, and Coyotes,” will be held on March 18 at 7 p.m. Speakers will be Sanibel Natural Resources Department Deputy Director Holly Milbrandt and Dr. Robin Bast, staff veterinarian at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. A $5 donation is suggested.

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.

Community Social

The Community House will host a Community Social on March 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. with theme of “Curry Buffet.” The menu will feature pumpkin peanut and sweet potato curry, Thai green chicken curry, spicy beef curry, basmati rice and vegetable pilau rice, along with coconut and butternut squash bisque, Mulligatawny soup, garlic Naan bread, poppadums and homemade chutneys and onion bhaji. Adults are $15 in advance or $18 at the door; ages 10 and under are $10. For an additional $5, diners can enjoy a sundae bar. Alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Advance tickets also available at Bailey’s General Store, at 2477 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.

Trager Approach

Explore posture and movement in your body with Marva Sletten, PT, certified Trager practitioner, on March 28 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

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.

Lecture

Ariel Hoover, with the Climate Reality Leadership Corps and Climate Reality Sanibel-Fort Myers group, will present “Challenges and Solutions to Solve the Climate Crisis: How climate change threatens all that we love through challenges to our food, water and health and how we can mitigate them” on April 4 at 7 p.m. She will explain the causes of climate change and discuss its impact on food, water and health and what can be done about it A former public school teacher and instructor at Tufts University, Hoover recently returned from her second Climate Reality Leadership Training in Atlanta. Suggested donation of $5.

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.