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The Community House

The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: PAINTING WITH SISSI Painting with Sissi Janku will take place today, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $60 for members and $65 for non-members; includes canvas, acrylic paint, paint brushes and inspiration ...

Show to offer ‘Behind The Tanks’ and ‘101 Ways To Display Shells’

The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club's 2021 Virtual Sanibel Shell Show will premiere on March 5-6 from noon to 3 p.m. on the club's YouTube channel. The free show will feature more than 35 original video vignettes, a photo contest and door prizes and offer something to entertain and educate every ...

BIG ARTS opens new gift shop

BIG ARTS recently announced the opening of its new, main lobby gift shop. The shop features one-of-a-kind gifts handmade by local artists and craftspeople. Comprised of Jan Jaeger, Libby Carpenter, Mary Elizabeth Snyder and Anni Wellauer, the shop management team conducted an exhaustive search ...

Refuge film follows world’s rarest eagle

The ninth annual “Ding” Darling Film Series continues on Feb. 17 with “Bird of Prey,” a 94-minute documentary that takes viewers on a journey upon the wings of the world’s rarest eagle, the Philippine eagle. This year's series has adapted to distancing and pandemic safety protocols ...

‘Fill-A-Bag’ sale kicks off at the library

The Sanibel Public Library's “Fill-A-Bag for A Dollar” book sale kicked off on Feb. 8. Continuing until the inventory is depleted, the books will be restocked daily and can be found in the library’s downstairs meeting room near the main entrance lobby. Proceeds from the sale go toward ...

Monthly exhibit at Blue Giraffe

During the month of February, local artist Donna Filomio 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.

County library system provides 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 - Feb. 11: Medicare Scams & Covid-19 at noon Join SHINE for a Lunch & Learn series about Medicare and Covid-19, and Covid-19 ...

BIG ARTS presents exhibition by Ran Adler

In a stressful and deeply challenging time, artist Ran Adler is offering a beautiful, peaceful and inspiring exhibit experience at BIG ARTS. “In Praise of Shadows,” featuring his organic sculpture work, is on display in the Dunham Family Gallery through March 14. The public can also ...

Island Calendar

TALKING POINTS BIG ARTS Talking Points series will present Ian Sherr on “Is Internet Privacy Even Possible?” on Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. in Christensen Hall, at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. For tickets, call 239-395-0900. For information, visit www.bigarts.org. THE FORUM BIG ARTS The Forum ...

The Community House

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