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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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Seasonal Colors

What a beautiful potpourri of color we recently received from long-time guest Del S., who visits us regularly from Jamesville, IA.

Del writes:

“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

Caroling on Captiva

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

Holiday Pops with The Peanuts

Pianist Jim Martinez with the animated Snoopy

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

Native Holiday Decor

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

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