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10 Things to Do in Sanibel, Captiva & the Surrounding Islands Through the End of May

May 23, 2017 ● By Kevin

We've compiled 10 fun things that are happening through the end of May 2017 for our readers to explore.

Belted Kingfisher - Common August through February on Sanibel

May 19, 2017 ● By Kevin

The belted kingfisher is the most widespread kingfisher in North America. Easily recognized by its repeated feeding dives, large head crest and rattling call.

Children’s Education Center of the Islands - The arts on Sanibel

May 19, 2017 ● By Kevin

The Center has brought learning to the island’s preschool children for the past 43 years. Director, Cindy DeCosta has big dreams.

100 Years on the Islands - Historic family to observe centennial; then and now

May 19, 2017 ● By Kevin

Eugene Gavin and his wife, Velma's predecessors arrived on Captiva 100 years ago. Most of us can’t imagine life without chilled air or bug juice. But the pioneers were clever and inventive.

Sanibold - Small island’s national rise credited to Mayor Kevin Ruane

Jan 02, 2016 ● By Cory Batelaan

Sanibel is packing a big punch in statewide issues. Lee County’s most remote town is amending its foreign policy.

Berry Good - Plant City’s Strawberry Festival has celebrated spring harvest since 1930

Jan 02, 2016 ● By Cory Batelaan

A new queen, live concerts, a midway, and vendors selling strawberry-related goodies. It's the town’s bread and butter.

Islanders on the Move - Where Mother Earth is the playing field

Jan 02, 2016 ● By Cory Batelaan

Those who live, work, visit and recreate on our gulf coast islands embody these positive and healthy styles of “travel”. Come along for the ride—by whatever means you prefer to move.

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest Returns to Southwest Florida

Sep 29, 2015 ● By Cory Batelaan

The faces behind popular music are in Southwest Florida in mid-September.The second annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest is a different kind of sanctuary, with performers moving between venues and the streets filled with fans.

29th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship

Sep 29, 2015 ● By Cory Batelaan

The 2015 event begins November 20 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel. It promises 10 days of intense competition, with mind-boggling sculptures created by master sand sculptors and also advanced amateur sculptors.
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    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...

  • Surfside Sunset Market

    01:00PM — 06:00PM

    The Surfside Sunset Market is located at The Shops at Surfside. From November through April, the ...

  • After-school Clique, 3rd-5th grades

    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    avorite books, new books, never-knew-existed books plus puzzles, games, crafts and more! Geared s...

  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...

  • Wines One

    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    An introduction to the pleasures of wine. Food & wine parings. Taste over a dozen wines - many ma...

  • After-school Crew, Kindergarten-Grade 2

    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    avorite books, new books, never-knew-existed books plus puzzles, games, crafts and more! Geared s...

  • Sanibel Shell Crafters

    10:00AM — 03:00PM

    Visit The Sanibel Shell Crafters every Monday all year long from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. to watch this d...

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