The Community House
The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, presents the following:
Sissi Janku will host a beginners-to-advanced acrylic painting class today, 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 today, 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.
Music at the House
The Southwest Florida Symphony will perform on March 22 at 7:30 p.m. with conductor Nir Kabaretti and guest artist Matt Herskowitz, pianist. “Back to Back Bach” will feature an all-Bach program, including “Harpsichord Concerto in D minor” and several of Herskowitz’s jazz-fusion arrangements of Bach compositions. Tickets are 39.
Resident Chef Jarred Harris will host a cooking demonstration on March 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. The menu will feature: red pepper bisque, vegetable lasagna, and chocolate and orange cannolis. Cost is $35 for members and $50 for guests.
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.
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 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
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.
Climate Crisis 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.
Community Shredding Day
A Community Shredding Day will be held on April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon in the north lot, across the street from the building. Shred documents, credit card receipts, checks, CD/DVD and more. Remove large paperclips and binder clips; staples and small paper clips can stay. Those bringing more than four boxes or bags for disposal need to call ahead. Cost is $5 per box or bag. Enter via the driveway next to Dunlop Road and exit via the driveway nearest to the Sanibel Bean.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-472-2155.
To donate toward scholarships, call Executive Director Teresa Riska-Hall at 239-472-2155.