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County library system providing virtual programs

The Lee County Library System, which includes the Captiva Memorial Library, is offering the following free virtual programming for all ages: ADULT PROGRAMS - March 12: Basic ESOL & Digital Literacy at 6 p.m. Learn English and digital literacy skills in a free virtual learning series. ...

Art exhibit on display at Sanibel library

Paintings by local artist Jim Storer will be on display through March and April at the Sanibel Public Library in a new exhibit, sponsored by the Sanibel-Captiva Art League. It features 20 paintings throughout the building, thanks to the support and efforts of library Executive Director ...

Island Calendar

ETHICS IN FILM SERIES BIG ARTS will hold its Ethics in Film Series on March 10 at 12:30 p.m. in Christensen Hall, at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. The film is “Official Secrets” (2019). Following the screening, there will be a moderated discussion about an ethical question posed by the film. ...

The Community House

The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: CURRENT EVENTS Current Events will be held on March 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. SENIOR AEROBICS Senior Aerobics will be held on March 10 at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with instructor Mahnaz Bassiri. Bring your own ...

BIG ARTS courses, workshops

BIG ARTS is offering the upcoming courses and workshops: - Art Evenings, Lanai Fish on Palm Frond, with Jenny Licht March 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. $72 for members and $90 for non-members - Palette Knife Painting in Oil from Landscape Photography with Jan Atkielski March 12-13 from 9 a.m. to ...

Annual festival to present local chamber ensembles

This year, the Sanibel Music Festival will launch the Emerging Artist Series in March. It will feature chamber ensembles from Florida Gulf Coast University's Bower School of Music and The Arts on March 23 and March 30 at 11 a.m. at the Sundial Beach Resort and Spa on Sanibel. “We are ...

Monthly exhibit at Blue Giraffe

During the month of March, local artist Susan Anderson will exhibit her work at the Blue Giraffe at Beachview Estates, at 1100 Par View Drive, Sanibel. The public is invited to stop by and view the work, which is available for sale. For more information, call 239-558-5634.

CHR presents manatee sponsors

Community Housing and Resources announced that Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Bailey’s General Store and Pfeifer Realty Group are all manatee sponsors for its annual fundraiser, “Manatee Madness.” In addition, each business is hosting one of the manatee mailbox sculptures that were ...

Zonta’s online auction features iconic artists

During the last half of the 20th Century, Sanibel’s reputation as an artist colony grew. Artists such as Ikki Matsumoto, Katie Gardenia and Charles McCullough became household names, inspired by the island’s ambience to develop their talent and build a community. Other artists followed, ...

Sanibel library hosts exhibit and WWII programs

Since the early 1980s March is designated as Women’s History Month, a time to recognize, celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields. Celebrate the month ...