No Ocean, No Life, No Us

The Emmy award-winning documentary Mission Blue will be playing on Weds, March 21, at 1 p.m. in the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center auditorium.

The documentary features legendary oceanographer, marine biologist, environmentalist, and National Geographic explorer-in-residence, Dr. Sylvia Earle, and her campaign to create a global network of protected marine sanctuaries.

She has been studying the ocean for more than 60 years.  » Read more

Kiwanis Books are Here!

The ever-popular Diner’s Delight coupon booklets — better known as the “Kiwanis Books” — are here!

A key fundraising vehicle for an assortment of Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club scholarship programs, the Diner’s Delight coupon books feature promotional offers for more than two dozen favorite island eateries, valid May 1 – December 20, 2018.

This year’s participants include:

1. Blue Giraffe
2. The Bubble Room
3.  » Read more

Trader’s Spin-off

Faithful fans of Traders who have been eagerly awaiting the opening of its spin off restaurant — T2 — can now head over to The Village Shops and enjoy the new, more casual and slightly smaller restaurant for themselves.

T2 is more intimate than “big Traders,” and notably has outdoor, pet-friendly seating. Its menu shares some of Traders’ trademark dishes, but makes sure to highlight a unique character all its own.  » Read more

Dames at Sea


Dames at Sea
tells the story of Ruby, who steps off a bus from Utah and into her first Broadway show. But hours before the opening night curtain is set to rise, the cast learns that their theater is being demolished. With the help of some adoring sailors, Ruby and the cast set a plan in motion to perform the show in a naval battleship.

The show is known for its exuberant choreography.  » Read more

Historic Performance by Cuban Orchestra

The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba will make a historic first appearance ever in Southwest Florida on Saturday, March 10 when it performs at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.

Since its inception in 1960, The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba has been instrumental in developing and introducing Cuban and Latin American music to the international classical music community, in addition to covering a vast symphonic and chamber repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music.  » Read more

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