Last week was the one year anniversary of Hurricane Ian. September 28, 2022 will be a day that is forever in our hearts and we want everyone to know that despite the challenges we have all endured over this last year, the future is bright!

We are a resilient community and with time, effort and patience, our community will be back - better than ever. We see small signs of regrowth and renewal each day. Thank you for supporting our rebuild over the last year and helping to keep The Historic Sanibel Community House moving closer to its 100 year anniversary.

Thank you to everyone who participated and attended our "Community Reunited" event last Saturday. We had a full house and estimated approximately 500-600 guests were in attendance! We all rejoiced and reflected—together as a Community. We are grateful for each and every one of you—near and far.

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A Very Special Thank You to Our Cookie Baking Contest Volunteers, Chair Salli Kirkland and Nancy McDole

Let's hear it for our Cookie Judges!

Fred Bondurant, Dan Billheimer, Malia Samson and Sarah Jacobson - Thank you!

We Love Our Sponsors! Thank you so much for your support!

Eagle Scout Ryan Powers dedicated a beautiful and heartfelt Hurricane Ian Memorial

Special thanks to Absolute Pressure Cleaning Services and Monreve Landscape Design & Maintenance for donating your time and hard work to help us prepare for the big event!

Community Shredding Day – Sat. Oct. 14th

You're Invited!

Family Fall Festival – Sat. Oct. 28th

Please join us for our Annual Candy Carnival and Fall Family Festival!

A Very Special Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Harvest Sponsor

Golden Sponsor

Calling all Fall Festival Sponsors and Volunteers! Interested in supporting the Sanibel Community Association and the local families and friends of Sanibel and Captiva for a great cause? Great! We have the perfect sponsorship or volunteer opportunity for YOU!

Please contact Teresa Riska-Hall for more information at 239-472-2155 or send her an email at

A very special thanks to friend and supporter, Ken Burgener of Carefree Birding. Ken created this video for the upcoming Fall Family Festival!

Don't be fooled, it's really not too spooky! Thanks so much Ken!

Indoor Arts & Crafts Fair – Sun. Oct. 29th!

Presented in partnership with:

Painting with Friends Returns – Wed. Nov. 1st!

All painters are invited to join in as we paint with our friends. Bring your own supplies. New painters welcome. Donation $10. Register and pay at the door. Contact Jane Hudson for more information:

Every Wednesday from 1-4pm beginning November 1st

Click Here for "Painting with Friends" Website Calendar

Oil Classes with Suzette Heeres

Begins Tues. Nov. 7th 

Now Booking! Local Resident and Artist, Suzette Heeres will be back again this season to share her love of painting and has an exciting lineup of classes on the calendar. $60 per Member or $65 per Guest for each class. All Supplies included. Don't delay, there is a minimum of 8 participants per class! We can't wait to see you painting with Suzette—Beginning Tuesday, November 7th!

Click Here to Register for Oil Classes with Suzette

Observe the original Sanibel Island Artists at work each Monday from 10:00am–1:00pm. A shell crafting class starts at 10:00am, the class is free, just pay for supplies which usually are between $5-10. Other beautiful items for sale. These purchased items support the operations of the non-profit historical Community House. Your support is greatly appreciated!

SCA Website Calendar

We are excited to announce that our calendar is beginning to fill up with events, classes and social gatherings again!

Click above to see What's Happening at the House!

Additional Sunday Indoor Arts & Crafts Fair Scheduled – Please plan to join us!

Save-the Date! Tues. Jan. 23, 2024!

The Historical Sanibel Community Association is honored to share the date of our annual Anniversary Gala with you! Save-the-Date for Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024 as we toast to 97 wonderful years together! More information to follow soon...

We are looking for individual and business sponsors to help support this event. Interested sponsors, please contact Teresa Riska-Hall at 239-472-2155 or send her an email at

We Are Updating Our Records

Have you moved or relocated in the last year? We’d love to know and keep your current contact information up to date in our database.

Please call us at (239) 472-2155 or send us an email us at to let us know your current mailing address and contact info. In the subject line please use "Update My Contact Record". Thank you!

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