The BIG ARTS Concert Band holiday concert will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Schein Hall.
The program will include traditional favorites such as “Nutcracker Suite”, “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” featuring the Sanibel Youth Dancing Ensemble, Leroy Anderson’s “Horse and Buggy,” Hanukkah, Festival of Lights”, “Do You Hear What I Hear?”, and vocal solos of the Elvis Presley favorite “Blue Christmas” and Mel Torme’s “The Christmas Song.” A sing-along with the audience will top the evening with the annual presentation of “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
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We love it!
“We brought my 77 year old mom, Linda, to Sanibel and Ocean’s Reach with us
for the first time in October where she promptly developed a shell addiction.
She turned her shells into Christmas ornaments
and needs to return ASAP to replenish her supply!”
What a beautiful potpourri of color we recently received from long-time guest Del S., who visits us regularly from Jamesville, IA.
“I have so enjoyed the photos that are posted on the Ocean’s Reach blog. I am attaching a few of the ones I took last year.
Thanks so much and I look forward to taking more later this month when we return to Ocean’s Reach!” » Read more
The historic Captiva Chapel by the Sea will hold its annual Community Carol Sing at 6 p.m. on Sunday Dec. 10.
The program will include carols and holiday favorites. Soloists will include Lynne Dugan, Deb Almeida and Missy Calkin. An ensemble from BIG ARTS Community Chorus will also perform. Keyboard and organ will be provided by Lynne Dugan. Guest guitarist will be Jeff Good. Reverend John Cedarleaf will preside. » Read more
The Southwest Florida Symphony presents its annual Holiday Pops concerts with a fun family twist this year – A Charlie Brown Christmas. Concerts will take place at The Village Church at Shell Point on Tuesday, December 12, St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Bonita Springs on Thursday, December 14, BIG ARTS on Sanibel on Friday, December 15 and at Barbara B. » Read more
This season, join the SCCF Native Landscapes & Garden Center for a series of workshops highlighting the beauty, diversity, and versatility of our native island plants.
The next class in the series will be Holiday Decorations with Native Plants at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 5 at the Native Landscapes and Garden Center.
In its inaugural year, the workshops are aimed at introducing novice and experienced plant lovers to unique ways of utilizing native plants and providing for our local wildlife. » Read more
My husband and I just recently spent a week at Ocean’s Reach!
We used to fly down from Warren, PA, but just this spring relocated to Ocala, FL. That meant we drove to Sanibel this time!
One beautiful afternoon we made “Ariel the Mermaid” » Read more