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Virtual Sanibel Shell Show to feature shell art videos

The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club's 2021 Virtual Sanibel Shell Show will be available for viewing for free on March 5-6 from noon to 3 p.m. on its YouTube Channel by searching for “Sanibel Shell Show.” One of the over 35 featured videos will show how professional mosaic shell artist Suzanne ...

Shell museum, Alliance for the Arts to host art exhibition

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and Alliance for the Arts have partnered to create an art exhibition about water. From Feb. 9 to April 30, it will be on display on the museum's second floor. Water is the source of all life and has been an inspiration for artists, writers and ...

CIHS organizes night of history on the beach

On Jan. 11, the Captiva Island Historical Society aired two of its acclaimed documentaries — “Sands of Time” and “Earth, Water and Wind” — on the beach at the 'Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa. The CIHS reported that it was a beautiful night and the audience of some 50 people ...

Hirdie Girdie features new members

During the month of January, the Hirdie Girdie Gallery is featuring two of its newest members: fiber artist Carol Jensen, and oil and acrylic painter Judy Usavage. For more information, call 239-395-0027 or visit www.hirdiegirdiegallery.com. The Hirdie Girdie Gallery is at 2490 Library Way, ...

County library system providing virtual programming

The Lee County Library System, which includes the Captiva Memorial Library, is offering the following free virtual programming for all ages: ADULT PROGRAMS - Today, Jan. 20: Medicare 101 at 2 p.m. Join SHINE in a virtual classroom and learn the basics of Medicare and important enrollment ...

Watson MacRae Gallery announces exhibit

The Watson MacRae Gallery announced that its new exhibit features mixed media paintings and collages by artist Diana Stetson with “In Love with This Earth” and “Ark Series.” For more information, call 239-472-3386 or visit www.watsonmacraegallery.com/current-exhibits. The Watson MacRae ...

Island Calendar

EVENINGS AT THE HOMESTEAD The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will host “Evenings at the Homestead” today, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. The program is “Sand Dunes: A Global & Local Perspective,” presented by Patrick Hesp with Flinders University in Australia. Registration ...

The Community House

The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: PAINTING WITH SISSI Painting with Sissi will take place today, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $65 for members and $70 for non-members; includes canvas, acrylic paint, paint brushes and inspiration ...

Refuge’s film series kicks off with microplastics that ‘smog’ seas

The ninth annual “Ding” Darling Film Series will kick off on Jan. 20 with “The Smog of the Sea,” a 30-minute documentary chronicling a week-long journey to the remote waters of the Sargasso Sea in search of the legendary plastic “garbage patches.” This year's series is adapting to ...

Art exhibit in Bailey Homestead gardens

“Natives In The Garden” is the theme of a new show that will open on Jan. 19 at the Bailey Homestead Preserve, at 1300 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Weather-resistant outdoor art is on display in the gardens. It is representative of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation’s mission to ...