Big Arts Dames at Sea

For those looking for an entertainment option while on Sanibel, consider the musical being staged at Big Arts Strauss Theatre, Dames at Sea. The musical runs through Saturday, April 7th and shows begin at 7:30 pm. There is a performance every evening except Sunday. and there is one matinee scheduled for Wednesday, March 28 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $45 for adults, $5 for students and $5 for children.

Dames at Sea was a long running off-Broadway hit and brought stardom to Bernadette Peters and her first Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance. Dames at Sea is a campy musical based on the nostalgia of old Hollywood musicals of the 30’s. Ruby comes to New York determined to make it big on Broadway and become a star. Ruby gets a job in the chorus, but the show’s producer promptly informs the cast that the theater is being torn down and they must find a new venue for the show. Dick and Lucky, two sailors in port, persuade their captain to let the show be staged on the ship. While rehearsing aboard ship, the star becomes seasick and Ruby jumps into the lead role to save the day. Dames at Sea was selected as Best Musical of the Year by Time, Newsweek and the Outer Critics Circle.

For a fun and entertaining evening while on Sanibel, visit the Big Arts production of Dames at Sea. Tickets can be purchased over the telephone by calling (239) 472-6862 or online at www.bigarts.org.

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Celebrity Discussions!

A fundraiser will be held at the Sanibel Community House on Thursday, March 29th at 6 pm for the Shipley Cardiothoracic Center at Health Park Medical Center in Fort Myers.

A celebrity panel discussion will be a highlight of the evening, featuring three well-known personalities: local author Randy Wayne White, Sanibel’s first mayor, Porter Goss, and NBC-2 News anchorwoman Kellie Burns.

The trio will discuss their good and not-so-good times on the world’s biggest stages. Organizers felt that it would be an interesting discussion to have these speakers talk about times when they faced extraordinary pressure and perhaps didn’t perform at their best. How did they work through that time, and what did they learn from the experience?

Randy Wayne White is a writer and author of the world-famous Doc Ford novels, making Mr. White part of Sanibel lore. Mr. Goss worked for a decade at the C.I.A. before relocating to Sanibel.

He was active in Sanibel’s incorporation and served as the first mayor. He served in congress for almost 16 years representing southwest Florida and returned as the C.I.A. Director in 2004.

Ms. Burns has been with NBC-2 since 1994, working her way up from a reporter to primary evening news anchor.

Moderating the discussion will be Brian Hummell, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Shipley. Nearly every day Dr. Hummell performs complex surgical procedures.

He recognizes that everyone, regardless of their occupation, deals with the stresses of performance. He looks forward to hearing about the experiences the panelists will relate.

Tickets to this very special event are $150 each and can be reserved by calling 239-343-6058 or emailing jeff.muddell@leehealth.org. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres and cocktails

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Beer in the Bushes Returns to Sanibel!

The 7th Annual Beer in the Bushes will be celebrated on Saturday, March 31st from 6 to 10pm. This ever-popular fundraiser for SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) will not disappoint this year. In fact, it will be bigger and better than ever. Beer in the Bushes will be held on the SCCF grounds, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Tickets are $70 but include $10 worth of redeemable coupons for food.

Beer in the Bushes features new craft beer tastings, great food and superb entertainment. This year’s group is Keller Williams with More Than a Little. Hailing from the Richmond, Virginia R&B Gospel scene, their music has been described as “live soulful R&B.” The band will start playing at 8 pm.

The SCCF grounds will be transformed to correspond to the casual party atmosphere and the funky music. Dinner choices can be made from the visiting food trucks and you can stroll the grounds while sampling the delicious food and drink options. Beer tastings will be available from some of southwest Florida’s best microbreweries, including: Point Ybel Brewing Company, Millennial Brewing, Momentum Brewhouse, Bury Me Brewing, Naples Beach Brewing, Ft. Myers Brewing Company, Bone Hook Brewing Company, South Cypress Brewing and Palm City Brewing.

Guests will have a great evening while helping to support SCCF’s mission of conserving coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. SCCF manages more than 1,800 acres of property on the islands and proceeds from the fundraiser support the marine laboratory, policy program, Native Landscapes and Garden Center and the environmental education center. This year’s presenting sponsor is the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company.

The outdoor rain or shine event will run from 6 – 10 on March 31st. The event takes place at the SCCF Nature Center and parking is limited. Guests are encouraged to bike or carpool to the event, and there will be parking available at the Ding Darling tram lot, with shuttle service to SCCF.  Guests must be 21 years old or older to be admitted to Beer in the Bushes. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.sccf.beer.eventbrite.com.

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Big Arts The Forum Speakers Series

A very popular winter activity on Sanibel is Big Arts The Forum Speakers Series. While The Forum sells as a series and is currently sold out, unused single tickets go on sale as they become available. For details and ticket availability, call the box office at 239-395-0900.

The caliber of speakers is exceptional. From politics to artificial intelligence to foreign affairs, this series captivates with presenters who are experts in their fields. All lectures are given in Schein Hall, part of the Big Arts complex, located at 900 Dunlop Road. Most talks are presented on Sunday at 7:30, although two will occur on Wednesday at 7:30.

Sunday, February 18: William J. Burns President of the Carnegie Foundation for International Peace, will present “America’s Role in a Changing World.” Mr. Burns is a career diplomat, the highest rank in the Foreign Service, and is only the second serving career diplomat in history to become Deputy Secretary of State.

 

Wednesday, February 28: Rachel Davis Mersey will present “The Social and Political Consequences of Living More than Half Your Life Online.” Mersey is Northwestern University’s Leadership Center Executive Director. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Medill School of Journalism.

 

Sunday, March 4: Robert Danin will present a talk entitled “Israel.” He is a senior fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative at Harvard University’s Kennedy School.

 

Sunday, March 11: Shanker Ramamurthy presents “Autonomous Driving and More – How Artificial Intelligence is Changing out World.” Ramamurthy is general manager of Strategy and Market Development for Industry Platforms.

 

Wednesday, March 14: The Cato Institute’s Johan Norberg will present “Nationalism and Globalism – in History and in Your Brain.” Norberg regularly writes and hosts documentaries on development, economics and current affairs.

 

Sunday, March 18: The lecture “Foreign Affairs” will be presented by Stephen Hadley, principal of RiceHadleyGates, leading the discussion. Hadley is board chairman of the United States Institute of Peace and served for four years as the assistant to the president for National Security Affairs.

 

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Yolo Watersports

Who’s ready for some fun? Yolo Watersports has been in business since 1987, offering fun and adventure to those who want some excitement in their vacation. Yolo Watersports is located on Captiva and offers activities such as banana boat rides, parasailing, Waverunner excursions and flyboarding. They are all about having fun on the water, guided by the safety experts at Yolo.

The business began on Captiva as Jim’s Rentals, under the ownership of Jim Floyd. Marcel Ventura, the current owner, joined Jim’s Rentals a year later, working for his best friend’s father. The business started out in the early days with Waverunner rentals, along with scooters and a dozen bikes. At that time, there was opposition by some of the local municipalities to watersports activities. However, the company persevered and 31 years later offers a full range of rentals for both land and sea. If you want to explore Sanibel and Captiva by land you can rent bicycles, scooters, jogging strollers or a scoot coupe for two. If water is your preference, parasailing, sailboats, skim boards, paddleboards or the popular banana boat are some options.

Whatever your choice, Yolo (“You Only Live Once”) Watersports may be just the thing to add some thrills and adventure to your vacation. The Ventura family will be happy to serve you as well as their many experienced employees including Tony Tromba, who works with guests on the parasailing rentals.

Yolo Watersports also offers golf cart rentals, which have increased in popularity since they first began renting them in 2005. If you find that you need beach chairs, coolers, umbrellas or anything else for the beach, Yolo is also a one-stop-shop for equipment. Add to that their convenient retail store just three doors from the beach and your beach shopping is complete if you need sunglasses, beach clothing or suntan lotion.

Contact Yolo Watersports to book your Sanibel or Captiva water or land sports escapade or to rent any other beach-related items. They are located at 11534 Andy Rosse Lane in Captiva. Call them at (239) 472-9656 or visit www.yolowatersports.com.

Let the Ventura family make your vacation experience unforgettable. Contact them today!

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The Sandalfoot Team

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