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Call to artists for annual statewide exhibit

The Alliance for the Arts' 35th Annual All Florida Exhibition is the most anticipated of the year. As the name suggests, the exhibit features pieces created by artists working in a wide variety of media from all over the 65,000 square miles that make up Florida, officials reported. The juried ...

Registration open for ‘Back to Our Roots’ workshops

Coastal Watch recently announced a new initiative to teach the value of mangroves on the islands through community involvement. Through the educational initiative, “Back to Our Roots,” it invites residents to “adopt” their own mangrove. The initiative includes a mangrove workshop, ...

Lee Health to hold virtual series on chronic pain

Would you like to learn how to better manage chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain, headaches and more? Lee Health recently announced a free six-week workshop, entitled “Chronic Pain Self-Management” — a research-based program developed by Stanford ...

SCUCC, Bat Yam to host theological studies

Rabbi Stephen Fuchs, of the Bat Yam-Temple of the Islands, and the Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, will co-lead a class on theological studies. “A Twentieth Century Prophet: The Life and Work of Abraham Joshua Heschel” will explore the life story ...

CROW to kick off 2021 Virtual Speaker Series

Presented by LCEC, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife's weekly Virtual Speaker Series will kick off on Jan. 19 with “Finding the Path to a Sustainably Wild Florida; Saving Florida’s Wildlife Corridor” with Florida Wildlife Corridor Executive Director Jason Lauritsen. Due to ...

Refuge’s free lecture series set to kick off

The 17th annual “Ding” Darling Friday Lecture Series is evolving with the times and persisting distance protocols by moving to a larger venue, The Community House on Sanibel. The free lectures will occur on five select days with one 10 a.m. lecture per day. Running Jan. 29 to March 19, the ...

Refuge’s film series kicks off with microplastics that ‘smog’ seas

The ninth annual “Ding” Darling Film Series will kick off on Jan. 20 with “The Smog of the Sea,” a 30-minute documentary chronicling a week-long journey to the remote waters of the Sargasso Sea in search of the legendary plastic “garbage patches.” This year's series is adapting to ...

Sullivan to share experiences as ‘Most Vertical Person on Earth’

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation announced that Dr. Kathryn Sullivan will talk about her career as “the most vertical person on Earth” at the 3rd Annual Paul McCarthy Memorial Lecture Series via Zoom. The 45-minute lecture will be offered live on Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m. “We are ...

BIG ARTS offering virtual programming

BIG ARTS is hosting a variety of virtual programming as part of its 2021 season. For the first time, the public can enjoy gallery exhibits, lecture series and select workshops from the comfort of their home. In response to the pandemic, BIG ARTS launched its first virtual gallery in June with ...

Private guided tours available at Edison, Ford Winter Estates

To accommodate families or small business groups, Edison and Ford Winter Estates is offering private guided tours. The tours are for small groups of nine people or less and ensure that families will not be on a tour with other tourists. Two tour focus options are available, including the ...