to Aug 3 – Free summer programs at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge with no pre-registration necessary. More info at dingdarlingsociety.org/articles/free-refuge-programs
- “Readings in the Refuge” – Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at Visitor & Education Center classroom. 45-minute reading & craft session.
- “Indigo Trail Walk”, Thursdays at 10 a.m. 1-hour tour to the Wildlife Education Boardwalk, meet at flagpole in front of the Visitor & Education Center.
- “Family Beach Walk” – Fridays at 9 a.m. 1-hour program begins at Gulfside Park.
- “Wildlife Wonders” – Saturdays at 11 a.m. 30-minute indoor program in the Visitor & Education Center auditorium.
27th – Pop-up Art Studio on Wildlife Drive, “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge
28th – Art Journal Walk, “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge
6th – Rib Night Community Social 6 to 8 p.m. at The Community House, SCA
29th to Aug 2 – Kids Cooking Camp With Chef Jarred, “Culinary Fundamentals”, 9 a.m. to noon with lunch included, SCA
5th to 9th – Kids Cooking Camp With Chef Jarred, “International Cuisine”, 9 a.m. to noon with lunch included, SCA
14th – Greek Night Community Social 6 to 8 p.m. at The Community House, SCA
19th & 20th – “Ding” Darling Days with Conservation Art Day on Oct 19 & Family Fun Day on Oct 20.
26th – 10th Annual 10K Race for FISH at The Community House.
24th – Thanksgiving Celebration at The Community House, SCA
1st – “Ding” Darling 75th Anniversary Holiday Happy Hour Shopping
6th – Sanibel Luminary
7th – Captiva Luminary
10th – BIG ARTS Community Chorus Holiday Concert at the Sanibel Community Church, BIG ARTS
12th – 75th Anniversary “Go Wild for “Ding” Event
5, 6, & 7th – 83rd Annual Sanibel Shell Festival at The Community House.
10th – 75th Anniversary Trashion Fashion Show, “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge
1st & 2nd – BIG ARTS Community Chorus Spring Concerts, BIG ARTS
22nd – 75 Anniversary “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament, “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge
1st – Official Ding Darling 75th Anniversary Celebration
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