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July 11, 2018

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TODAY, JULY 11

Reading in the Refuge

Hear an exciting wildlife-themed story from a naturalist and make a craft about an animal from the estuarine ecosystem at 10 a.m. in the Visitor & Education Center at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, at 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel. For pre-K through sixth grade, but all ages welcome. Program is 45-minutes long. For more information, call 239-472-1100 or visit www.fws.gov/refuge/jn_ding_darling.

Bailey Homestead: Making the Land Work

A walking tour of the Bailey Homestead Preserve from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. blends SCCF's mission-driven work on the historic property, the history of the land itself and some stories about the Bailey family. Cost is $5 for non-members. Meet at the Conservation Gateway Kiosk at the head of the Shipley Trail, at 3333 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. For information, call 239-472-2329.

THURSDAY, JULY 12

All-Levels Yoga

All-Levels Yoga from 10 to 11 a.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Use of asana (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), mudra, philosophy, meditation and guided relaxation techniques. Instructor is Dr. Susan Pataky. Cost is $20 and $18 for members; limited props provided for free. For more information, call 239-472-2155 or visit sanibelcommunityhouse.net.

Indigo Trail Walk

Naturalists lead a one-hour tour identifying and discussing the ecosystem's plant and animal species at 10 a.m. at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, at 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel. Meet at the flagpole in front of the Visitor & Education Center. For more information, call 239-472-1100 or visit www.fws.gov/refuge/jn_ding_darling.

Turtle Tracks

Learn about the life cycles and habits of the sea turtles and shorebirds that nest on Sanibel beaches, SCCF's monitoring activities and what it is doing to protect them from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Nature Center, at 3333 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. Cost is $5 for non-members. For information, call 239-472-2329.

Trager Approach

The Trager Approach is a bodywork and movement awareness method that promotes relaxation, pain relief and freedom of movement. Marva Sletten, PT, CMPT, CLT-LANA, LMT, will provide brief individual sessions from 10:30 a.m. to noon at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. There is no charge for the event. To schedule a session, call 239-910-7577. For more information, visit thenatureofwellnessflorida.com or email thenatureofwellnessflorida@gmail.com.

New Moon Meditation

A New Moon Meditation class will be held at 7:30 p.m. on South Beach on Captiva. Enjoy a guided meditation on the beach as the sun sets and the moon rises. Bring a towel or blanket to sit on. Meet at Alison Hagerup Beach Park, at 14790 Captiva Drive. Cost is a suggested donation of $10-15, with all proceeds to benefit the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's sea turtle research program. For more information, visit www.ambuyoga.com or call 239-314-9642.

FRIDAY, JULY 13

Family Beach Walk

Meet at the Gulfside City Park on Sanibel for a one-hour guided exploration of the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge's Perry Tract at 9 a.m. Learn about the vital beach ecosystem. Bring a shell bag. Parking fees at the Gulfside City Park apply. For more information, call 239-472-1100 or visit www.fws.gov/refuge/jn_ding_darling.

12th Anniversary Celebration

Lily & Co. will host its 12th Anniversary Celebration on July 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 520 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel. Proceeds from the hourly raffle drawings and a portion of the day's proceeds will benefit Community Housing & Resources. In partnership with Sanibel Catering Company by Bailey's, a free full lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lily & Co. will also offer Half Off Half the Store for Half the Day. The celebration will conclude with a champagne and cake-cutting ceremony.

SATURDAY, JULY 14

Community Shredding Day

A Community Shredding Day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the north lot at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel - across the street from the facility. Get rid of tax receipts and more; no large paperclips or binder clips. Cost is $5 per box or bag. Enter via the driveway next to Dunlop Road and exit via the driveway nearest to the Sanibel Bean.

Wildlife Wonders

What makes a bird a bird? Why is a manatee a sea cow? Is it a crocodile or alligator? Join a staff member at 11 a.m. to learn about the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge's unique ecosystem and find the answers to these questions and more. Subject will change weekly, depending on the presenter. Program is 30-minutes long and takes place in the Visitor & Education Center, at 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel.

MONDAY, JULY 16

Shell Crafters

Shell Crafting Class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Make flower figures or animals. Limited class size; first come first served. Children must be accompanied by an adult due to the complexity/dexterity required. For more information, call 239-472-2155 or visit sanibelcommunityhouse.net.

TUESDAY, JULY 17

All-Levels Yoga

All-Levels Yoga from 10 to 11 a.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Use of asana (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), mudra, philosophy, meditation and guided relaxation techniques. Instructor is Dr. Susan Pataky. Cost is $20 and $18 for members; limited props provided for free. For more information, call 239-472-2155 or visit sanibelcommunityhouse.net.

Paddling Event

The Ocean Tribe Paddling Club will host a paddling event from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Sanibel Boat Ramp; parking is $5 per hour or with a valid parking permit. Bring own paddling equipment; limited number of loaner boards available, but must be reserved in advance by emailing oceantribepaddlers@sanibelseaschool.org. The first event is free, then it is requested that a membership be purchased. For more information, visit oceantribepaddlers.org.

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