October 8th, 2011:
Make plans to attend "The Prom" a evening event sponsored by the Sanibel School PTA and the Sanibel Community Association for adults 21 years of age and older. Proceeds will benefit the Sanibel School, and attendees are encouraged to dress as they did when they attended their prom... Retro Style! Tickets are $25 and include DJ music and games. Hors d' oeuvres from Cip's Place, Sweet Melissa's, Holy Smoke BQ, Catering by Leslie Adams, & Gator Bites will be avialable. Bring a date or go solo and dress is retro prom forma
October 23rd, 2011 from 10am to 7pm:
The Attic Sale give a privileged glimpse of Tower's artists private collection at affordable prices. Meet many of the artists in person where they are available to answer questions and discuss their work. This is a once a year customer thank you event.
October 15th, 2011:
The 10-K (6.2 miles) race will start and finish at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island. Parking will be available directly across the street from the Sanibel Community House. A F.I.S.H 10-K Expo will run from 7a.m. to 12 noon and refreshments will be available during this time. Deadline for pre-registration is Friday, October 9 2010. Entry Fee is $25.00 (pre-registration price) and Race Day registration is $30. Entry forms are also available at www.fishofsanibel.com and www.ftmyerstrackclub.com
"Ding" Darling Days are a week of eco-activities! The kick-off begins with Family Fun Day on Sunday October 16th where visitors will enjoy free refuge tram tours, live wildlife presentations, hot dogs, kids crafts and more. The week is filled with kayak tours, birding, boating and environmentsal activities for all ages. The final day culminates whet "Conservation Art Day" where Federal Duck Stamp Winners, nature artists, and wildlife photographers enjoy a day devoted to the legacy of Jay Norwood Darling who was the first duck stamp artist and a Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist.
October 17th - November 29th, 2011:
Make plans to visit these very special exhibits:
BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery: Sculpture Exhibit
BIG ARTS Founders Gallery: Journey to an Exhibition featuring Pat Dunn & Yuri Tarnawiecki
Juror is Barbara Hill, of Hill Fine Art Consulting, former Executive Director of the von Liebig Art Center in Naples. There will be a Juror's Talk on Friday, October 28 at 5 p.m., with a reception and awards ceremony to follow.
Lounging, fishing, swimming, reading, shelling, biking, boating, birding, hiking, learning, collecting, dining, shopping ... we hope this list will help you get the most out of your time here on these beautiful islands.
October 15th, 2011 marks the beginning of Stone Crab season. The shores off of Sanibel Island will be dotted with stone crab trap bouys as commercial fishermen hunt these prized crabs.
Here's to a great season for fishermen and we look forward to Stone Crab Claws on local Sanibel & Captiva menus.
Stone Crabs are legal for harvest from October 15 to May 15. The best practice is to harvest only one claw from each crab. Removal of both claws increases the mortality rates of the crab.Claws must be greater than 2.75" long from the tip to the first joint.
October 10th, 2011 SANIBEL ISLAND:
Ever hear the expression "Red October"? Avid fishermen around Sanibel Island will tell you that this is when the Red Fish come into our waters to spawn. October is a great month for catching fish here! Photo: John Pfeifer with a Spanish Mackeral caught on a spoon off the Sundial.