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Florida Weekly - Cuisine

Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Category: Social
Summary: Plant-based: Learning and eating vegetarian and vegan on the islands more…

Costumes & Candy Carnival 2017 A Huge Hit

Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Category: Social
Summary: With families and volunteers making happy memories, the Costumes & Candy Carnival this year was a huge hit! Just check it out here! more…

Sissi Janku’s “Colorful Sips” Continues Monday, Nov. 6!

Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
Category: Education
Summary: NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Sissi is well known on the Island for her lively, tropical paintings presently on display in her Sanibel studio and in “Island Style Gallery”. Sissi Janku will continue her “bright and juicy” painting classes at the Community House! more…

Chef Jarred Teaching “Healthy Cooking At Home” June 22 & 25

Date: Friday, June 16, 2017
Category: Education
Summary: You will enjoy learning, laughter and a wonderful meal! Can’t make the whole series? Pick your favorite menu and attend that one. The second course of the series begins on Thursday, June 22 from 10 am -1 pm . This Hands -On Class with full meal is featuring Chinese Long Bean Salad, withCoco Rubbed Pork tenderloin & Grilled Plums with Hassleback, Sweet Potatoes, Bok Choy and Summer Fruits in White Wine Syrup with Mint & Yogurt! Aren’t you hungry now? more…

Recent Battle Bots Style Event Was A Smash

Date: Friday, June 2, 2017
Category: Social
Summary: The recent Kurtrox / TreasureCoast Maker’s Space / SCA event, Small Bots of Mass Destruction (SBoMD): Beach Brawl was a banging success! Many young makers were involved, and as you can see, Kurt and his management team did an amazing job with the event design and execution! more…

Kitchen Guild Takes ‘Farm To Table’ Seriously

Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Category: Education
Summary: To celebrate the Community House’s grand re-opening this season, and to begin to produce promised field trips, the Kitchen Guild will be visiting Three Suns Ranch in Punta Gorda, on Saturday, May 13th. more…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day From The Kitchen Guild

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Category: Social
Summary: The Kitchen Guilds ’12 desserts in 12 months’ auction item from Cooking With The Islands’ Stars continues to please the winner, who gave SCA $1,200 for some of the best homemade desserts in town. Salli Kirkland offered to make this month’s treat, a beautiful German Chocolate Cake (St. Patrick’s Day was the winner’s husband’s birthday, in fact). Plus, a tray of shamrock sugar cookies, just to celebrate the holiday! more…

Shell Crafters Pass On Wisdom At The Sanctuary

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Category: Social
Summary: In a recent private class held at the esteemed Sanctuary Golf Club, members received a crash course in the exquisite art of Shell Crafting! The Shell Crafters meet every Monday here at the Community House and practice their art for the benefit of the Community House’s managing non-profit, the Sanibel Community Association. Check out some photos of the event below! more…

Announcing Hands-On Italian Cooking Class With Chef Loretta Paganini

Date: Friday, February 10, 2017
Category: Education
Summary: With the advent of the first cooking class events in the Community House’s newly renovated kitchen, attendees have noticed a huge difference. Instead of only demonstration classes where attendees watch the chef prepare food, hands-on cooking classes are another thing entirely. This specific class, led by Chef Loretta Pagini had 17 attendees creating Italian specialties more…

Have No Fear, The Shell Crafters Are Here!

Date: Friday, February 10, 2017
Category: Social
Summary: The Shell Crafters have moved back in at The Community House! more…

Creative Theater Workshop’s The Jungle Book Production Is Coming To The Community House

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Category: Social
Summary: The Creative Theater Workshop (CTW), Inc. is a community based non-profit organization that encourages and promotes an interest in the theatrical arts by providing workshops and producing full-length musical productions in order to educate, entertain, and enrich the community. more…

SCA Hires New Facilities Coordinator

Date: Monday, January 16, 2017
Category: Social
Summary: Lance Lambert, our new Facilities Coordinator, is a Florida Southwestern and FGCU grad and experienced island resident, having served as a Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard for the City of Sanibel for multiple years. He also has had experience in sales, both online and in person. We are very excited to add these new team more…

Family Chef Fred Bondurant Begins Fundraising Effort

Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Category: Social
Summary: Family Chef Fred Bondurant’s pig roast was a successful evening of fun and community fundraising! Fred is participating in this year’s Cooking With The Islands’ Stars competition, with his participation directly raising money for The Community House’s Culinary Education Center of Sanibel. more…

Another Showing of Acclaimed Documentary Sanibel Before The Causeway Approaches

Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017
Category: Social
Summary: See vintage film clips from pre-causeway Sanibel! Proceeds help the Sanibel Community Association and The Community House. Jan. 24th, 2017, tickets are limited, purchase at Bailey’s or The Community House. more…

A Renovation Campaign Update!

Date: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Category: Cultural
Summary: The Renovation Campaign has been moving along! With over 1,250 new plants and approximately 150 transplanted species being planted soon!! more…

Meet The Chefs: Fred & Mary Bondurant

Date: Friday, December 23, 2016
Category: Education
Summary: Cooking With The Islands’ Stars is Sanibel Community Association’s newest and biggest event; a fun-filled evening of community-cooking, eating, competition, entertainment, and music! It is also the chief fundraising event for SCA’s Renovation Campaign and the newly christened Culinary Education Center of Sanibel. more…

Meet The Chefs: Mike Billheimer

Date: Monday, December 19, 2016
Category: Education
Summary: Cooking With The Islands’ Stars is Sanibel Community Association’s newest and biggest event; a fun-filled evening of community-cooking, eating, competition, entertainment, and music! It is also the chief fundraising event for SCA’s Renovation Campaign and the newly christened Culinary Education Center of Sanibel. more…

Meet The Chefs: Calli Johnson

Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016
Category: Education
Summary: Cooking With The Islands’ Stars is Sanibel Community Association’s newest and biggest event; a fun-filled evening of community-cooking, eating, competition, entertainment, and music! It is also the chief fundraising event for SCA’s Renovation Campaign and the newly christened Culinary Education Center of Sanibel. more…

Meet The Chefs: Sharon Schuyler

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Category: Education
Summary: Cooking With The Islands’ Stars is Sanibel Community Association’s newest and biggest event; a fun-filled evening of community-cooking, eating, competition, entertainment, and music! It is also the chief fundraising event for SCA’s Renovation Campaign and the newly christened Culinary Education Center of Sanibel. more…

2nd Annual Cooking with the Islands’ Stars Approaches, Chefs Announced

Date: Monday, December 5, 2016
Category: Education
Summary: Saturday, January 28 – 6 pm The brand new Sanibel Community House will be the perfect site for our 2nd annual Cooking with the Islands’ Stars! Newly chosen family chefs will entertain you with their special recipes while you get to witness the first major event showcasing the new features of your House. The evening more…

Chef Jarred Harris Joins The Community House Staff

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Category: Social
Summary: A Florida native who has a passion for food and teaching others about food, Jarred is our new Resident Chef at The Community House! more…

Community Potlucks Return in the New Year

Date: Friday, October 28, 2016
Category: Social
Summary: Community favorite Potlucks will return in the new year! Starting Jan. 25th, 2017 from 6pm-7pm! more…

Secure Shredding Returns to The Community House

Date: Friday, October 28, 2016
Category: Social
Summary: Our popular Community Shredding event has returned! On Saturday, January 14th, 2017 from 9am-12pm/Noon, we will be back at it with Secure Shredding, Inc. destroying your personal documents in bulk! more…

Restoration Update Video Message from the Sanibel Community Association

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Category: Cultural
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Restoration Video Message from the Sanibel Community Association

Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016
Category: Cultural
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It’s Happening! Community House Renovation Underway!

Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Category: Cultural
Summary: With demolition and landscape work begun, The Community House Renovation and Restoration project is moving right along! See the video below, courtesy of Ken Burgener! more…

Shell Club Adds Support To Community House Restoration Campaign

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Category: Social
Summary: The Sanibel Captiva Shell Club has stepped forward with a major contribution to the Sanibel Community House Restoration Campaign, providing timely assistance as construction work gets underway this month. more…

SCA Breaks Ground on The Community House Renovation and Restoration Project

Date: Monday, May 9, 2016
Category: Cultural
Summary: At approximately 10:00am today; SCA Board Members, Benchmark General Contractors, Inc. and SCA Staff broke ground on The Community House Restoration and Renovation Project, a comprehensive update to the facility and a restoration of its historic landmark portion! more…

Winners of “Cooking with the Islands’ Stars” Announced

Date: Friday, February 26, 2016
Category: Education
Summary: With a grand total of $160,604 dollars raised, the Cooking with the Islands’ Stars event was a huge success in support of The Community House’s renovation and restoration campaign, especially the new commercial grade kitchen! more…

Another Fun Carla’s Color Club Class Coming Up!

Date: Monday, February 1, 2016
Category: Education
Summary: Have an old piece of furniture that really needs a makeover? Come out to the third Carla’s Color Club class of the season! more…

Community Shredding Returns this Season!

Date: Monday, January 18, 2016
Category: Social
Summary: Trying to declutter, or have a bunch of old documents that you can’t seem to find a place for anymore? Come out to our Community Shredding Event on Saturday, January 30th from 9:00am to 12:00pm in The Community House’s parking lot! more…

Add Some Calm into Your Day with Meditation!

Date: Monday, January 18, 2016
Category: Social
Summary: This month welcomes the start of our meditation series here at The Community House. Meditation is a widely accepted path that can lead you to overall health and happiness. Join Eric Orkin as he goes through the fundamentals of meditation and teaches easy and natural techniques. more…

Meet your Neighbors with Coffee and Conversation!

Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016
Category: Social
Summary: Are you new to Sanibel or looking to meet new people? Our Coffee and Conversation at The Community House is the perfect way to get familiar with what Sanibel has to offer! Not only is there opportunity to meet new friends, we will share our wealth of island information such as how to become involved in our community, island non-profits, local service clubs, volunteering and more. more…

Upcoming Potluck Promises to be a Great Night!

Date: Monday, January 4, 2016
Category: Social
Summary: Our monthly potluck at The Community House is right around the corner! On Wednesday, January 13th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm we will be having a Tomato themed potluck! more…

The Community House Welcomes our Volunteers!

Date: Monday, December 21, 2015
Category: Social
Summary: The Community House is hosting our second Welcome Back Gathering for our wonderful volunteers! more…

Fun for the Whole Family with our 21st Annual Mini Golf!

Date: Thursday, December 17, 2015
Category: Social
Summary: Looking for a fun holiday activity to do with family and friends? Don’t miss our 21st Annual Indoor Mini Golf at The Community House! more…

Colorful Sips with Sissi Janku will be a Night Not to Miss!

Date: Friday, December 4, 2015
Category: Education
Summary: Join us at The Community House as Sissi Janku guides you in a fun, artistic experience painting the beautiful scenery of Sanibel, the island we all love so well. more…

Kitchen Guild’s “Cooking with the Islands’ Stars” Committee now having meetings!

Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Category: Social
Summary: The first meeting of the Cooking with the Islands’ Stars committee was held by The Community House’s Kitchen Guild. The purpose was to begin planning the February event! more…

First Advanced iPhone and iPad Class Sure to be a Success!

Date: Monday, November 23, 2015
Category: Education
Summary: Want to learn more about how to be more efficient with your iPhone or iPad but not quite a beginner? Eric Orkin’s first advanced iPhone and iPad class can be the one for you! more…

Join the art and fun with Colorful Sips

Date: Friday, November 20, 2015
Category: Education
Summary: Colorful Sips continues to be a favorite at The Community House and a great activity to do here on-island with family and friends. Join Sissi Janku, a local artist who will help you create your very own masterpiece! more…

Don’t Miss our 2nd Healing Energy Class of the Season!

Date: Friday, November 20, 2015
Category: Social
Summary: Healing Energy with Karen Semmelman continues to be a popular class here at The Community House and an opportunity not to miss! more…

Sanibel Landmark Prepares for Restoration and Makeover

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Category: Cultural
Summary: Sanibel Community House To Conduct First Capital Campaign Since 1927. It’s a familiar sight to anyone traveling down Sanibel’s Periwinkle Way. The quaint, cottage-style structure of the Sanibel Community House has been the focal point for Island social and civic activities since it was built in 1927. more…

Colorful Sips a Continuing Favorite at The Community House

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Category: Education
Summary: Sissi Janku’s Colorful Sips event continues to be a crowd-favorite at The Community House! more…

Knife Sharpening at The Community House

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Category: Social
Summary: Looking for an easy and convenient way to get your knives, gardening tools, and scissors sharpened? Come out to the Community House on Monday, November 23rd from 9am – 2pm to drop your knives and tools off to be sharpened by the highly requested Keith Kappelman. This is a great event to be sure not to miss! more…

Colorful Sips with Sissi Janku

Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Category: Education
Summary: Want to explore your artistic ability and learn new skills? Come out to The Community House on Wednesday, November 18th for our 4th Colorful Sips class of the season! more…

Colorful Sips with Sissi Janku

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015
Category: Education
Summary: Would you like to have a fun, enriching artistic experience? Join us for our third Colorful Sips of the season and see what all the fun is about! more…

Don’t Miss Our Upcoming Night of Songs on Sanibel

Date: Monday, October 12, 2015
Category: Social
Summary: Our monthly Songs on Sanibel is coming up quick and it’s a night not to miss! more…

Colorful Sips with Sissi Janku

Date: Friday, October 2, 2015
Category: Education
Summary: Would you like to have a fun, enriching artistic experience? Join us for our second Colorful Sips and see what all the fun is about! more…

Hafenkapelle Harbor Band plays Germanfest at The Community House

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Category: Social
Summary: On October 9th, 5-9pm, the Hafenkapelle Harbor Band will be playing the Germanfest event at The Community House! This 10 piece professional band will be performing both German and American musical classics, from Polka to the Chicken Dance and beyond! more…

The Community House seeking Local Crafters for Fall Arts & Crafts Fair

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Category: Social
Summary: The Community House has table space available for rent to any local Sanibel and Captiva crafters that might want to display and sell their crafts this fall! more…

Songs on Sanibel another Success at The Community House

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Category: Social
Summary: Local songwriters captivated the audience again at The Community House! The originality of the songs and the musical ability of the individuals had the crowd listening to their personal stories of fun, triumphs and love. Stay tuned for another Songs on Sanibel in October with new songwriters. Thanks to the series sponsor, ‘Tween Waters. more…

Colorful Sips with Sissi Janku

Date: Monday, September 21, 2015
Category: Education
Summary: Would you like to have a wonderful artistic experience painting the beauty of Sanibel? Learn with Sissi Janku at our Colorful Sips class! more…

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

Date: Friday, September 18, 2015
Category: Education
Summary: Would you like to enhance your creativity and artistic confidence through perception and thinking with this 6 session course? These basic level drawing exercises are intended for a beginner in drawing. However, the true subject is perception! more…