Island Events


DEC 2019

6th – Sanibel Luminary, 5 to 9 p.m.

7th & 8th – SCCF 28th Annual Tennis Tournament – at Beachview Tennis Club.

7th – Captiva Luminary, 5:30 to 9 p.m.

9th – BIG ARTS Film Series “Woman at War, 2018” at Strauss Theater at 7 p.m.

10th – BIG ARTS Community Chorus Holiday Concert at the Sanibel Community Church at 7 p.m.

11th – BIG ARTS Documentary in Film Series “Pavarotti, 2019” at Island Cinema at 12:30 p.m.

12th – “Evening at The Homestead: Sea Turtle Research Collaboration”, SCCF at The Homestead, doors open at 6 p.m.

14th – SSS Community Bonfire at 5:30 p.m.

16th – BIG ARTS Concert Bank Holiday Concert at the Sanibel Community Church at 7 p.m.

17th – Yaupon Holly, SCCF program, tea tasting, & food sampling, in the afternoon.

18th –  BIG ARTS “Open Mic” at Strauss Theater at 7:30 p.m.

28th – SSS Opt Outside Community Beach Walk from 9 to 11 a.m.

30th – BIG ARTS Film Series “The White Crow, 2018” at Strauss Theater at 7 p.m.

JAN 2020

6th – BIG ARTS Film Series “Becoming Astrid, 2018” at Strauss Theater at 7 p.m.

9th-12th – “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society Hosts Everglades Coalition at South Seas Resort

11th – SSS Community Bonfire at 5:30 p.m.

13th – BIG ARTS Film Series “The Chambermaid, 2018” at Strauss Theater at 7 p.m.

15th – SCCF “Make Your Own Bitters”, workshop info coming soon.

15th – “Evening at The Homestead: Foraging for Cocktail Flavors with Ellen Zachos” at SCCF The Homestead, tickets required, doors open at 6 p.m.

15th –  BIG ARTS “Open Mic” at Strauss Theater at 7:30 p.m.

18th – SSS Opt Outside Community Beach Walk from 9 to 11 a.m.

20th – BIG ARTS Film Series “Capernaum, 2018” at Strauss Theater at 7 p.m.

22nd – “Photography in the Wild Workshop” SCCF 9 to 10:30 a.m., registration required.

25th – SCCF Caloosatchee Oxbow & Riverlore Cruise, 2.5-hour adventure beginning from the south side of river at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam off SR 80 in Olga. Departs at 9 a.m., returns at 11:30 a.m. Guided by SCCF’s Natural Resource Policy Director & long-time river advocate, Rae Ann Wessel, reservations needed (links at www.sccf.org)

25th – SSS Community Bonfire at 5:30 p.m.

26th – BIG ARTS Island Jazz, outside at 3 p.m.

27th – BIG ARTS Film Series “Ramen Shop, 2018” at new performance hall at 7 p.m.

FEB 2020

1st – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “The Great Dubois”, 7:30 p.m.

2nd – BIG ARTS Island Jazz, outside at 3 p.m.

3rd through Apr 2nd – Island Art Exhibit – cooperative between SCCF & the Sanibel Captiva Art League, inside the Bailey Homestead house at 1300 Periwinkle Way, free, Mondays thru Fridays, 9 a.m. until noon & Saturdays 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

4th – BIG ARTS Talking Points 2020 with James Rudin, Historian, Author, & Rabbi, on “The Polarization of the American Electorate – 1968-2020”, in Strauss Theater at 4 p.m.

5th – BIG ARTS The Forum lectures with Dr. Stewart Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations, on “Changes in/Challenges to the Liberal World Order” at 7:30 p.m.

6th – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Ensemble 4.1”, 7:30 p.m.

7th – SCCF 2nd Paul McCarthy Memorial Lecture, more info coming.

7th – SCCF Caloosatchee Oxbow & Riverlore Cruise, 2.5-hour adventure beginning from the south side of river at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam off SR 80 in Olga. Departs at 1 p.m., returns at 3:30 p.m. Guided by SCCF’s Natural Resource Policy Director & long-time river advocate, Rae Ann Wessel, reservations needed (links at www.sccf.org)

7th – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Asleep at The Wheel”, 8 p.m.

8th – SSS Community Bonfire at 5:30 p.m.

9th – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Jeffrey Chappell”, 3:30 p.m.

11th – BIG ARTS Talking Points 2020 with Rosemary O’Hara, South Florida “Sun Sentinel”, Editorial Page Editor , on “Parkland, Pollution & the Presidential Primary in Florida”, in Strauss Theater at 4 p.m.

12th – 75th Anniversary “Go Wild for “Ding” – Lovin’ Spoonbills” fundraiser event at 5:30 p.m. at The Community House. Tickets required.

12th –  BIG ARTS “Open Mic” at Strauss Theater at 7:30 p.m.

13th – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver”, 8 p.m.

15th – SCCF Caloosatchee Oxbow & Riverlore Cruise, 2.5-hour adventure beginning from the south side of river at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam off SR 80 in Olga. Departs at 9 a.m., returns at 11:30 a.m. Guided by SCCF’s Natural Resource Policy Director & long-time river advocate, Rae Ann Wessel, reservations needed (links at www.sccf.org)

15th – SSS Opt Outside Community Beach Walk from 9 to 11 a.m.

15th – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Junction Trio”, 7:30 p.m.

16th – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Rachel Barton Pine with Matthew Hagel”, 3:30 p.m.

18th – BIG ARTS Talking Points 2020 with Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Senior Pastor, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, on “Staying Civil in an Election Year”, in Strauss Theater at 4 p.m.

19th – BIG ARTS The Forum lectures with Maj. Gen. Brian Bishop, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), on “Changing Role of the U.S. Military” at 7:30 p.m.

21st – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Catapult”, 7:30 p.m.

23rd – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Frisson Sextet”, 3:30 p.m.

25th – BIG ARTS Talking Points 2020 with Keven Ann Willey (Journalist) & Georges Badoux (Restaurateur & Tour Guide), on “Postcards from the Perimeter: What We Leared from Our Year on the Edges of America”, in Strauss Theater at 4 p.m.

27th – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Tesla Quartet with Oboe”, 7:30 p.m.

28th – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Shelea, Natural Woman: A Night of Soul”, 8 p.m.

MAR 2020

1st – BIG ARTS Island Jazz, outside at 3 p.m.

1st – BIG ARTS The Forum lectures with Gillian Sorensen, Former U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for External Relations & International Rescue Committee Board Member, on “Displaced People & Global Migration” at 7:30 p.m.

3rd – BIG ARTS Talking Points 2020 with Ian Sherr, CNET, on “How Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) Share Your Future”, in Strauss Theater at 4 p.m.

4th – “Evening at The Homestead: Food & Climate Change”, SCCF in partnership with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation & F.I.S.H., doors open at 6 p.m.

4th – BIG ARTS The Forum lectures with Dr. Shannon O’Neil, Sr. Fellow, Latin American Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, on “South & Central American Politics & Economies” at 7:30 p.m.

5, 6, & 7th – 83rd Annual Sanibel Shell Festival at The Community House.

5th – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles”, 8 p.m.

6th – SCCF Caloosatchee Oxbow & Riverlore Cruise, 2.5-hour adventure beginning from the south side of river at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam off SR 80 in Olga. Departs at 1 p.m., returns at 3:30 p.m. Guided by SCCF’s Natural Resource Policy Director & long-time river advocate, Rae Ann Wessel, reservations needed (links at www.sccf.org)

8th – BIG ARTS Island Jazz, outside at 3 p.m.

8th – BIG ARTS The Forum lectures with Dr. R. Edward Freeman, Ph.D., Darden School, University of Virginia, on “Ethics & Morality” at 7:30 p.m.

10th – BIG ARTS Talking Points 2020 with Dr. Mary Beth Saunders, Infectious Disease, & Dr. Stephanie Stovall, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Lee Health, on “Immunization & Global Health”, in Strauss Theater at 4 p.m.

10th – 75th Anniversary “Twist Tie Option” Luncheon for Project Refuge: A Couture Fashion Shoe Using Trash at 11 a.m. at The Sanctuary Club House. “Ding” Darling tickets required.

11th – “Introduction to Nature Journaling Workshop Using Drawing & Words to Connect You to Nature”, SCCF 1 to 4 p.m.

11th – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Winston Churchill, The Blitz, 7:30 p.m.

14th – SSS Opt Outside Community Beach Walk from 9 to 11 a.m.

14th – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Veronica Swift”, 8 p.m.

15th – BIG ARTS Island Jazz, outside at 3 p.m.

15th – BIG ARTS The Forum lectures with Adm. Michael S. Rogers, U.S. Navy (Ret.), on “Cyber Security” at 7:30 p.m.

18th – BIG ARTS Writers Read at Strauss Theater at 7:30 p.m.

20th – “Ding” Darling , Michael Grunwald, “The Swamp” lecture at 7 p.m. & books signing at The Community House, tickets needed.

20th – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “’til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3”, 7:30 p.m.

21st – SCCF Caloosatchee Oxbow & Riverlore Cruise, 2.5-hour adventure beginning from the south side of river at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam off SR 80 in Olga. Departs at 9 a.m., returns at 11:30 a.m. Guided by SCCF’s Natural Resource Policy Director & long-time river advocate, Rae Ann Wessel, reservations needed (links at www.sccf.org)

21st – BIG ARTS Concert Band Spring Concert at 7 p.m.

22nd – BIG ARTS Island Jazz, outside at 3 p.m.

25th – BIG ARTS The Forum lectures with Dr. Jeffrey J. Selingo, Professor of practice & special advisor, Arizona State University, on “Higher Education, Now & Tomorrow” at 7:30 p.m.

27th – BIG ARTS 2020 Benefit Concert, “Lets Rock” in the garden.

29th – BIG ARTS Island Jazz, outside at 3 p.m.

APR 2020

1st & 2nd – BIG ARTS Community Chorus Spring Concerts at 7 p.m.

3rd – SCCF Caloosatchee Oxbow & Riverlore Cruise, 2.5-hour adventure beginning from the south side of river at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam off SR 80 in Olga. Departs at 1 p.m., returns at 3:30 p.m. Guided by SCCF’s Natural Resource Policy Director & long-time river advocate, Rae Ann Wessel, reservations needed (links at www.sccf.org)

3rd – BIG ARTS Performing Arts Series, “Mike Super”, Master of Magic, 7:30 p.m.

4th – SSS Octifest on the Beach at 6 p.m.

5th – BIG ARTS Island Jazz, outside at 3 p.m.

9th – SCCF Caloosatchee Oxbow & Riverlore Cruise, 2.5-hour adventure beginning from the south side of river at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam off SR 80 in Olga. Departs at 9 a.m., returns at 11:30 a.m. Guided by SCCF’s Natural Resource Policy Director & long-time river advocate, Rae Ann Wessel, reservations needed (links at www.sccf.org)

11th – “Beer in The Bushes” SCCF‘s 9th annual.

12th – BIG ARTS Island Jazz, outside at 3 p.m.

15th – Endangered Species Day at “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge

15th –  BIG ARTS “Open Mic” at Strauss Theater at 7:30 p.m.

19th – BIG ARTS Island Jazz, outside at 3 p.m.

22nd – 75th Anniversary “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament, “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge

26th – BIG ARTS Island Jazz, outside at 3 p.m.

MAY 2020

22nd – 75th Anniversary “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament

DEC 2020

1st – Official Ding Darling 75th Anniversary Celebration

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NOTES:

big arts logoBIG ARTS = Barrier Island Group for the Arts, www.bigarts.org

chr-logo_main

CHR = Sanibel Community Housing Resources, www.sanibelchr.org

crow-logo

CROW   =  Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, www.crowclinic.org

Ding Darling Society logo

“Ding” Darling = J.N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge, www.dingdarlingsociety.org

Fish

FISH  = “Friends in Service Here” of Sanibel, www.fishofsanibel.com

Lsanibel-library-logoIBRARY = Sanibel Library, www.SanLib.org

Museum Logo

MUSEUM = Sanibel Historical Museum & Village

Community House logo

SCA = Sanibel Community Association at Sanibel Community House, www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net

sccfSCCF = Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, www.sccf.org

bailey-mathews shell museum signSHELL = The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, www.shellmuseum.org

Sanibel Sea schoolSSS = Sanibel Sea School www.SanibelSeaSchool.org

 

6 thoughts on “Island Events

  1. Pingback: On Sanibel Island Luminary Night 2013 | SanibelSusan's Blog

  2. Could you add:
    Arts & Crafts Fair at the Center 4 Life (Library Way, off Palm Ridge) on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. To 2 p.m.

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