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Community artists, crafters and even some authors will take part this weekend in an annual function.

The Island Seniors will host its Arts & Crafts Honest on Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the outdoor pavilion future to The Sanibel School on Sanibel. It was not held very last year because of to the pandemic, but has returned this yr to aspect about 20 suppliers with a wide range of one particular-of-a-variety handcrafted things.

“The celebration is to host nearby artists,” co-chair and Island Seniors President Shirley Schulz said, introducing that it results in recognition about the group and serves as a fundraiser. “We’re psyched to be back.”

The Island Seniors formerly operated out of the Centre 4 Daily life, providing a array of routines to its associates together with card games, physical exercise courses, artwork workshops, kayaking excursions, off-island excursions and a lot more. In the midst the pandemic, the metropolis made the decision to close the facility above concerns of the older air flow program and lack of ability for visitors to sufficiently social length per the CDC’s suggestions.

In current months, the city relocated the team to the Osprey Area at the Sanibel Recreation Middle. Now following to the school, the Island Seniors attained out to it about employing its pavilion for the function.

Island Seniors Vice President Ann Moeder, President Shirley Schulz and member Eileen Kehoe are serving as the co-chairs for the yearly Arts & Crafts Honest established for Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“It’s for basic safety explanation, but also it is a attractive room,” Schulz said of the school’s structure.

“We have tons of space and shade,” co-chair and Island Seniors member Eileen Kehoe extra.

The participating sellers will be artists and crafters from the regional and regional spot, as nicely as seasonal residents. The team place a more compact cap on the overall to allow for protected social distancing.

“We’re more compact but mightier this calendar year,” Kehoe claimed.

Attendees will locate on screen anything from woodworking, jewelry, material artwork and authors with their textbooks, to plant and flower preparations, embroidered pillows, beachy artwork, macaroons and additional.

“Many are returning artists who genuinely appreciated our occasion and wished to be back again,” Kehoe said. “We have a couple of new types, as well.”

There will be a little something for every single price tag stage.

“Most are fairly priced,” Schulz said. “Something for all people.”

Attendees can get pleasure from a scorching doggy lunch with chips and a drink for $3, which is generally preferred.

In addition to the sellers, the Island Seniors will have a booth established up with informational substance on the team an annual membership is $20. They will also be marketing Island Seniors T-shirts for $20.

“It is targeted on delivering things to do — social, bodily, psychological, all of the higher than — for Sanibel senior citizens and site visitors,” Schulz reported. “A property absent from residence.”

“If you want to be part of that day, we’ll do that,” Kehoe included.

There will be plenty of parking, as when compared to past many years at the Middle 4 Daily life that had confined obtainable parking. Volunteers will be directing parking, and the pavilion is handicap available.

Proceeds lifted from the occasion help to guidance the group’s actions.

The community is invited to swing by and see what distinctive treasures they can get household.

“It’s a excellent working day for people of us who program it and for our loyal distributors,” co-chair and Island Seniors Vice President Ann Moeder mentioned. “We can not wait around to see our users who we have not noticed.”

For more facts, go to or get in touch with 239-472-0345.

The Sanibel University is at 3840 Sanibel-Captiva Highway, Sanibel.




Island Seniors Arts & Crafts Fair


Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Out of doors pavilion up coming to The Sanibel University, 3840 Sanibel-Captiva Street, Sanibel


Cost-free and open to the community