'Tween Waters Inn Crab Races, Photo Courtesy Of 'Tween Waters Inn.
'Tween Waters Inn Crab Races, Photo Courtesy Of 'Tween Waters Inn.

Best Sanibel-Captiva Things To Do: Weekend/Coming Week

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Sanibel Island 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H., October 18, 2014

Sanibel Island 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H., October 18, 2014

THE 6TH ANNUAL 10K RACE 4 F.I.S.H. SATURDAY.

The race will begin at 7:30am on October 18, 2014 at the Sanibel Community House and will follow a marked 10K circuit around the island, complete with water stations, returning to the Sanibel Community House for the finish line. There will also be a trade fair as well as refreshment tables for runners and spectators.

For more information, please go to 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H!  Or call 239-225-0234.

 

Sunday Sanibel Farmers Market, Photo Credit - Natalie Maynor

Sunday Sanibel Farmers Market, Photo Credit – Natalie Maynor

SUNDAY SANIBEL FARMERS MARKET AT CITY HALL.

The Sunday Sanibel Farmers Market is back again this year!

Starting Oct. 5 through April 26, it is open every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sanibel City Hall, 800 Dunlop Road on Sanibel Island.

The Farmers Market includes fresh bread, local produce, honey, seafood, meats and cheeses.

Please park at Sanibel City Hall, Sanibel Library, BIG Arts and the Schoolhouse Theater.   Map & More Info .

 

Ding Darling Days, October 19-25, 2014, Sanibel, Florida.

Ding Darling Days, October 19-25, 2014, Sanibel, Florida.

DING DARLING DAYS START SUNDAY. 

Ding Darling Days, a free nature event, has something for everyone,  including free tram rides, discounted tours, and live animal shows, and it goes on all week!

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is a stunning nature sanctuary on Sanibel Island and includes walking and driving trails.

Events run daily from approximately 10 AM – 5 PM.  Please see the detailed schedule each day @ Ding Darling Days Events Schedule.

 

SANIBEL-CAPTIVA ART LEAGUE'S FALL ART EXHIBIT, Hidden Ball, Water Color, Courtesy Of Kathy Taylor, Copyright Kathy Taylor, kathyarts.com.

SANIBEL-CAPTIVA ART LEAGUE’S FALL ART EXHIBIT, Hidden Ball, Water Color, Courtesy Of Kathy Taylor, Copyright Kathy Taylor, kathyarts.com.

SANIBEL-CAPTIVA ART LEAGUE’S FALL ART EXHIBIT.

The Sanibel-Captiva Art League’s new Fall Art Exhibit is on display in the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road through November .

The exhibit includes works by Kathy Taylor, Jaye Boswell and Jim Bird.

~  Monday & Thursday:  9 AM – 8 PM

~  Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday:  9 AM – 5 PM.

~  Saturday:  9 AM – 1 PM.  For more information, please see Art Exhibit.

 

The Island Cow, Sanibel Island

The Island Cow, Sanibel Island

LIVE MUSIC @ THE ISLAND COW.

Call 239-472-0606 to check on daily featured music.

Generally:
~ Fridays: Dan Confrey
~ Saturdays: Diana Lynn
~ Sundays: Buckeye Ken

Open 7 days a week for breakfast lunch and dinner.

For more information, including the menu, please see SanibelIslandCow.com or call 239-472-0606.

 

RC Otter's Restaurant, Captiva Island

RC Otter’s Restaurant, Captiva Island

LIVE MUSIC @ RC OTTER’S.

Award winning RC Otters Island Eats is a place for the whole family!

Located in the Heart of Old Captiva Village with lovely shopping and dining, you can enjoy live music daily with dining inside and outside.

Open 7 days a week for breakfast lunch and dinner. For more information, including the menu, please see RC Otter’s or call 239-395-1142.

 

'Tween Waters Inn Crab Races, Photo Courtesy Of 'Tween Waters Inn.

‘Tween Waters Inn Crab Races, Photo Courtesy Of ‘Tween Waters Inn.

‘TWEEN WATERS INN CRAB RACES MONDAY & THURSDAY NIGHTS.

It’s a legendary ‘Tween Waters Inn tradition that spans almost 25 years — so on your marks, get set and make sure you absolutely go (Monday and Thursday evenings, October through August) to the hilarious, one-of-a-kind Captiva Crab Races at the Crow’s Nest, hosted by the one and only Commissioner Tim.

Shows for families (6pm) and adults (9pm).

For more information please see ‘Tween Waters Inn.

 

Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Ding Darling Saving Sea Turtles Exhibit

Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Ding Darling Saving Sea Turtles Exhibit

“DING” DARLING SAVING SEA TURTLES EXHIBIT.

The Refuge unveiled its latest Saving Sea Turtles exhibit in the free “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center on Friday, August 29, 2014.

The new exhibit was made possible by a West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND) grant and other gifts to the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society.

“This newest exhibit is so important to sea turtle conservation,” said supervisory refuge ranger Toni Westland.

For more information, please see Ding Darling Sea Turtle Exhibit.

 

Great Blue Heron-Stingray, Photo Courtesy Of Al Hoffacker Wildlife Photography & half-crackerphoto.com

Great Blue Heron-Stingray, Photo Courtesy Of Al Hoffacker Wildlife Photography & half-crackerphoto.com

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT BY AL HOFFACKER @ “DING” DARLING. 

JN “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge Visitor & Education Center is presenting a free Wildlife Photography Exhibit by Al Hoffacker through October 31.

All photos presented depict only native wildlife from local estuaries, freshwater wetlands and the Florida Everglades. The photos are strictly the images as seen through the lens of the camera by the photographer.

Come meet Al Hoffacker at the refuge’s Visitor Center on Saturday, October 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Auditorium B, and again on Tuesday, October 14 from 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information, please see “Ding” Darling.

 

Top Wade Fishing Tips, Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Stan Kirkland, Photo Credit - MyFWCmedia.

Top Wade Fishing Tips, Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Stan Kirkland, Photo Credit – MyFWCmedia.

SANIBEL & CAPTIVA WADE FISHING. 

Sam Kirkland reflected on his year’s at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and shared some best Sanibel & Captiva wade fishing tips before he leaves the agency!  Here is what he had to share.

  • Watch your tides.  Never fish a low tide.
  • High tides can be tricky as well.  If the water isn’t moving, the bait is not moving.
  • Get a pair of wading shoes or diving boots and wear them religiously.  There are a lot of sting rays out there.
  • Fish on a stringer.  Make sure you have a long stringer and let them float away from you.  In 25 years, Kirkland only had one problem with a shark coming for his fish, but he says he sure was glad those fish weren’t right next to him.
  • Think like a fly fisherman and “match for the hatch” by using bait on which fish are feeding.  Kirkland prefers finger mullet, alewives and bull minnows.
  • Don’t overfill your bait bucket. You only need 10 to 20 specimens at a time. More than that can kill the bait.
  • Protect yourself from the sun. Kirkland wears long sleeves, a hat, a Buff and good polarizing sunglasses and says all are a must.
  • Of course, make sure you have something to cover the buttons on your shirt if you plan to use a cast net for bait.

For more on wade fishing, please see Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.


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