20th – “Ding” Darling 75th Anniversary “Ding”: The Man, The Art, The Stories Exhibition Opening
27th – Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum “Mollusk Monster Mash” at Traders.
All month – 39th Taste of the Islands – Renamed “Taste of the Islands Reimagined” – CROW’s annual fundraiser – not a gathering, but participation by local restaurant with a proportion of food & drink proceeds to benefit CROW. Check CROW’s website on getting a passport to be stamped at the restaurants to participate in prize drawings & voting.
3rd – “Ding” Darling 75th Anniversary Proclamation at City Hall
13th – SCCF’s Wines in the Wild 2020 – not at the Bailey homestead this year, but at your homeINstead. Contact SCCF before November 6 to reserve your party box which will be available November 13 for touchless drive-up pickup. It includes a bottle of white & red wine; food by chefs from Cielo, Catering by Leslie Adams, Spoondrift, & Sweet Melissa’s Café; centerpiece designed by Native Landscapes & Garden Center; link to a specially curated Wines in the Wild music playlist; & dessert, & surprises too.
30th – “Ding” Darling Holiday Shopping Night
1st – Official Ding Darling 75th Anniversary Celebration & “Ding” Darling Day & 32nd Annual “Ding” Darling Day
4th – 11th – Luminary 2020 – “Coastal Distance Edition”. Instead of single night events, this year’s event runs from Friday through Friday during normal operating hours when businesses will offer special discounts & deals. With tagline, “Eat, Shop, Stay, Play” like traditional Luminary celebrations, it promotes commerce on Sanibel & Captiva. Unlike past Luminaries, this year there will be no luminary light bags, alcohol (except where licensed), & no entertainment, events, or activities that might attract a crowd. More info on The Chamber website.
14th – “Ding” Darling Volunteer Training
29th – Mar 19 – “Ding” Darling Lecture Series
10th – 2021 Annual Fundraiser, Ding Darling
22nd – Ding Darling, Earth Day at the Refuge
14th – Ding Darling, 9th Annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament (sold out)
BIG ARTS = Barrier Island Group for the Arts, www.bigarts.org
CHR = Sanibel Community Housing Resources, www.sanibelchr.org
CROW = Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, www.crowclinic.org
“Ding” Darling = J.N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge, www.dingdarlingsociety.org
FISH = “Friends in Service Here” of Sanibel, www.fishofsanibel.com
LIBRARY = Sanibel Library, www.SanLib.org
MUSEUM = Sanibel Historical Museum & Village
SCA = Sanibel Community Association at Sanibel Community House, www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net
SCCF = Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, www.sccf.org
SHELL = The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, www.shellmuseum.org
SSS = Sanibel Sea School www.SanibelSeaSchool.org