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By Staff | Dec 10, 2019

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11

F.I.S.H. Workshop

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva will offer “Don’t Forget Our Children – Mental Health Series Part III” from 10 a.m. to noon at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Richard Keelan, Lee Health child advocacy coordinator for Kids Minds Matter with the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, and Valerie’s House Program Director Amy Strom will provide information and processes to assist in better management of behavioral and mental health issues with children and youth. For information or to RSVP, call Kathy Y. Monroe or Anthony Morales at 239-472-4775.

Family Storytime

A program for preschoolers and their caregivers will be held from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. It helps develop pre-reading skills through songs and stories. For information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483 or visit sanlib.org.

Ethics in Film Series

BIG ARTS will screen the film “Pavarotti” (2019) at 12:30 p.m. at the Island Cinema, at 535 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel. Moderated by Ronald Michael Green, there will be a discussion following the screening about an ethical question posed by the film. Green is professor emeritus of religion and the eunice and Julian Cohen Professor Emeritus for the ethics and human values at Dartmouth College. For information or tickets, visit bigarts.org/film or call 239-395-0900.

THURSDAY, DEC. 12

Making the Land Work

A walking tour of the Bailey Homestead Preserve from 10 to 11 a.m. that blends the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation’s work on the historic property, history of the land and stories about the Bailey family, which farmed it for three generations. Program includes a look at the demonstration gardens at the Native Landscapes & Garden Center, windmill, pavilion, Devitt Pond overlook and entrance to the Bailey family home. Suggested donation of $5; walking shoes recommended. Meet at the Conservation Gateway Kiosk at the head of Shipley Trail, at 1300 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. For information, call 239-472-1932 or visit www.sccf.org.

Family Storytime

A program for preschoolers and their caregivers will be held from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. It helps develop pre-reading skills through songs and stories. For information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483 or visit sanlib.org.

After-school Crew

Favorite books, new books and never-knew-existed books, plus puzzles, games, crafts and more from 3 to 3:50 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Geared toward kindergarten to fifth grade. Snack provided. For information, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483.

Evenings at the Homestead

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will host “Evenings at the Homestead:

Sea Turtle Research Collaboration” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the pavilion at the Bailey Homestead Preserve, at 1300 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Learn about research underway by Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Dr. Justin Perrault and SCCF’s Sea Turtle Program Coordinator Kelly Sloan. They will discuss ongoing research, as well as their collaborative study on the 2017-2019 red tide event. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.com. For information, call 239-472-2329 or visit www.sccf.org.

FRIDAY, DEC. 13

Experience Virtual Reality

Ride a sleigh and drop presents in chimneys in the Santa Simulator from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Open to age 10 and older. Registration is required. For information or to set up a viewing time, call 239-472-2483.

Nature Connection Through Movement

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will host Nature Connection Through Movement from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Bailey Homestead Preserve, at 1300 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Open to individuals of all ages and physical conditions, participants will be led through a movement meditation. Loose-fitting comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes suggested; bring water and a yoga mat, if you have one. Limited to 15 participants. Suggested donation of $10. For information, call 239-472-1932.

SATURDAY, DEC. 14

F.I.S.H. Workshop

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva and the Rauschenberg Foundation will host “Fighting Food Waste – Cooking for the Planet Part I,” from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, at 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Participants will learn techniques that to reduce waste and save money by stretching ingredients, will make meat and veggie stocks, fruit scrap vinegar and salt preserved citrus, and will leave with recipes and a jar of everything prepared. For information or to RSVP, call Kathy Y. Monroe or Anthony Morales at 239-472-4775.

SUNDAY, DEC. 15

Pine Island Sounds

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and Captiva Cruises will host a Sunset Concert Series, featuring Uproot Hootenanny from 4 to 6 p.m. aboard the Lady Chadwick. Enjoy an intimate on-the-water performance by the four-piece band, which performs bluegrass classics to Irish-folksy vibes. Tickets are $60 and include light snacks and one complimentary beverage; a cash bar will be available. Proceeds will support the SCCF’s Marine Lab. For information or tickets, visit www.sccf.org.

MONDAY, DEC. 16

First-Timers Pickleball Clinic

The Sundial Beach Resort & Spa will hosting a learn-to-play pickleball clinic for new players and those interested in learning the sport from 10 to 11 a.m. at 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel. Cost is $21.99. Pre-registration is required. For information or to register, visit learntoplay.bpt.me.

Making the Land Work

A walking tour of the Bailey Homestead Preserve from 2 to 3 p.m. that blends the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation’s work on the historic property, history of the land and stories about the Bailey family, which farmed it for three generations. Program includes a look at the demonstration gardens at the Native Landscapes & Garden Center, windmill, pavilion, Devitt Pond overlook and entrance to the Bailey family home. Suggested donation of $5; walking shoes recommended. Meet at the Conservation Gateway Kiosk at the head of Shipley Trail, at 1300 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. For information, call 239-472-1932 or visit www.sccf.org.

Teen Scene

Teen Scene, “Merry Makes,” will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Open to ages 12-18, come hang out, socialize, play games, create and eat. Registration is required by Dec. 14. For information or to register, call Deanna Evans at 239-472-2483 or visit sanlib.org.

Holiday Concert

The BIG ARTS Band Holiday Concert will be held at 7 p.m. at the Sanibel Community Church, at 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. For information or tickets, visit www.BIGARTS.org or call 239-395-0900. Free for children and students.

TUESDAY, DEC. 17

Yaupon Tea Revival, Tastings

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will host Bryon White from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Bailey Homestead Preserve, at 1300 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, for a presentation on Yaupon Holly. He will talk about the revival of the holly, its use as a tea, and the burgeoning tea industry in Florida. The program will be followed by a Yaupon tea tasting, featuring samples of food made with tea prepared by Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Chef-in-Residence Jackie Vitale. Tickets are $20. For information or tickets, visit www.sccf.org or call 239-472-1932.