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Recreation center registering for youth summer camp

The Sanibel Recreation Department's Summer Day Camp will be held from June 21 through July 30 — no camp on July 5 — from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday at the Sanibel Recreation Center. The program is available to children entering kindergarten through eighth grade. Refer to the ...

BIG ARTS awards scholarships in performing, creative arts

BIG ARTS recently awarded scholarships to three aspiring visual and performing artists looking to continue their education in the arts. The BIG ARTS Performing and Creative Arts Scholarship program is meant to assist highly proficient and talented students who have professional goals to pursue ...

Green Readers to resume in fall

The Green Readers, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's nature-inspired book club, is taking a short summer break and plans to resume in the fall. The SCCF thanked participants for the inaugural season. Since October, the group has successfully read a book from each of SCCF's ...

Virtual reception set for exhibit at Alliance for the Arts

The Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers will host a virtual opening reception on June 4 from 6 to 7 p.m. for the exhibition “Voices and Visions,” which will be on display in the gallery from June 4-26. The interactive and hands-on reception is free to attend, but an RSVP is required and a ...

Virtual Summer Reading Program set to kick off

“Tails and Tales,” the Lee County Library System’s 2021 Summer Reading Program for all ages, will kick off on June 14. Participants are encouraged to explore their imagination through reading and learning adventures about wildlife and folktales. The program will offer engaging virtual ...

Summertime activities still available for island youths

With the end of the school year quickly approaching and families looking for something for children to do over the summer, some island organizations still have openings available for their programming. While the Sanibel Sea School's summer camps are fully booked up, The Community House and ...

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 - June 11: Beginning Basic Genealogy Research at 10 a.m. Seminar will cover the Ten Steps to Genealogical Research success and how to ...

The Community House

The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: SENIOR AEROBIC EXERCISE Senior Aerobic Exercise will be held on June 2 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with instructor Mahnaz Bassiri. Cost is $5. LIVING LIFE CURRENTLY Living Life Currently will meet June 3 at 1 ...

BIG ARTS to unveil exhibition featuring works by FSW alumni

BIG ARTS will host seven up-and-coming artists who are alumni of Florida SouthWestern State College in an exhibit, titled “Fast Forward,” from June 4 to July 31 in the Dunham Family Gallery. “Fast Forward” is a multi-media exhibition in which the artists imagine the future from the ...

Fort Myers Film Festival confers ‘best of’ awards

The 11th Annual Fort Myers Film Festival concluded on May 16 with an awards ceremony and after-party held in the new sculptural garden atop the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. It awarded “best of” in the following categories: - Best Feature: “Pooling to Paradise” - ...