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“Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime”

marine scientist Ellen Prager

Ellen Prager

Ellen Prager

 

In Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Oceans’ Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter, marine scientist Ellen Prager takes readers deep into the sea to introduce an astonishing cast of fascinating and bizarre creatures that make the salty depths their home. As part of the free “Ding” Darling Friday Lecture Series, the author will present two programs beginning at 10 a.m.  » Read more

“Vanishing of the Bees”

Vanishing of the Bees

“Ding” Darling’s next film of the season

‘Ding’ film seeks solutions to collapsing honeybee population

The film “Vanishing of the Bees” continues the fourth annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series on Feb. 3, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. in the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center auditorium.

Honeybees pollinate one-third of the food we eat, and they are threatened by a worldwide phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder.  » Read more

Rain and Shine

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It’s like munching on tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. You can’t have one without the other. And lately, January has been a “rain and shine” month, both occurring almost daily.

Come rain or come shine, enjoy a beautiful view outside your lanai all day long and a soft walk on the beach, waves nipping at your heels.  » Read more

Enthralled by Stories of a Master Gardener

Amy Bennet Williams

From our friends at the Santiva Chronicle:

Amy Bennett Williams is a natural teller of tales. Part fable and part meditation, her stories are understated little dramas that unfold in a world that hovers beneath our everyday awareness. Her mission is to nudge us all to guard against “taking the wonders of nature for granted” and to see our environment as new, and renewing, creation. She reminds Southwest Floridians of the beauty and resilience of “our special corner of the world.”

Bennett Williams treated an enthusiastic crowd of Islanders to her tales,  » Read more

ArtFest is Coming!

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On the first weekend in February, ArtFest enlivens the Fort Myers waterfront with exceptional art, entertainment and children’s art activities.

This highly selective juried show features wonderful artwork from more than 200 artists, as well as music, dancing, fun cuisine and a variety of activities from local organizations. Guests can also enjoy special exhibits and artist demonstrations,  » Read more

Discover Your Inner Artist!

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It’s the perfect day trip! Guests will experience the simplicity of the Caloosahatchee River, the flare of world-renowned artist Leoma Lovegrove, and the uniqueness of the town’s vibrant shops, galleries and restaurants.

Guests depart from The Marina at Edison Ford in Fort Myers. While cruising the Caloosahatchee River on the Edison Explorer, they’ll enjoy narration from a Master Naturalist detailing the surrounding native wildlife.  » Read more

Mutts Gone Nuts!

Mutts Gone Nuts

This Canine Cabaret unleashes havoc and hilarity as mischievous mutts match wits with their human companions. This family-friendly performance features amazingly talented rescued dogs and leaves audiences howling for more!

Click here to watch them wow the crowd at a Philadelphia Eagles NFL game!

Don’t miss their performance at BIG ARTS Schein Hall on Friday, January 29th at 7:30 p.m. Call 239-395-0900 for more information or purchase your online tickets here.  » Read more

Your One-Minute Sanibel Vacation

We have a feeling you’ll love this oh-so-needed virtual vacation!

Many thanks to our friend Pam Rambo at “I Love Shelling” for reminding us of what we love about our little corner of the world.

As she says, “Sit back and relax on a sandy beach watching the pelicans fly by on Sanibel Island with your toes tucked around seashells and salty air.”

Be sure to click this to “Full Screen”  » Read more

Camping with Henry and Tom

Henry Ford, Tom Edison and Pres. Harding

In 1921, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and President Warren G. Harding took a camping trip together to escape civilization. What they couldn’t escape was each other!

Inspired by an actual event, this play explores friendship, politics, and leadership in what is sure to be a most fascinating way!

Skip Corris, who thrilled audiences with his portrayal of Sigmund Freud last season, returns to the Strauss Theater for this production,  » Read more

Songwriters at Sunset

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Music lovers who don’t want to skip a beat will want to head down to Lover’s Key State Park for a special songwriter concert on Tuesday, January 26 from 4 – 6pm.

FOLKS (Friends of Lovers Key, Inc.) has joined with The ACMA (Americana Community Music Association) to feature an evening of all original music at the Lover’s Key large gazebo located right on the beach.

The Jan 26th show will feature local singer songwriters David Hintz and Kip Lawrence,  » Read more

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