Home' Island Sun : ISN 100915 Contents Helping Hearts
And Hands Needed
The long-anticipated renovation of
The Community House is moving
forward, with building and site plans
being completed this month and primary
construction now expected to happen
in the summer of 2016. This will allow
the House to host its normal schedule
of activities during next season (2015-
16) without disruption. The Community
House will be staying right where it has
stood and served the community since
The renewal project will restore the
historic house known now as the North
Room in a manner consistent with its
designation as a historical landmark.
The overall outside appearance of The
Community House will be designed to be
compatible with the “Old Florida” style.
Inside, the House will receive a major
modernization, with upgraded electrical,
plumbing, fire system and audio-visual
equipment, expanded and modernized
kitchen and rest room facilities, and more
flexible interior space, and a fresh look.
All components of the house including
the landscape plan must be code compli-
“We will need many hands and hearts
to assist us in this labor of love” said
Teresa Riska-Hall, executive director. “My
hope is that the generosity and spirit of
this community and its individuals will un-
derstand the important part The Commu-
nity House plays in weaving together the
fabric of this community, its non-profits,
service clubs and civic organizations.”
Everyone is encouraged to attend this
fun night in celebration of German
Fest, Sanibel-style! The 10-piece
band will be performing both German
and American music... think polka’s and
The Chicken Dance! This is meant to be
a community-wide festivity featuring spe-
cial German foods like beef rouladen, red
cabbage and spaetzel. Adult admission is
$25; children when accompanied by an
adult are $5. Point Ybel Brewery will be
on hand to showcase their specialty brew.
Time To Make Wine will have a demon-
stration on how to make beer. Check out
the beesting cakes for an additional $3.
Attendance, pre-payment and registra-
tion encouraged so we have plenty of
food. Call 472-2155 for more details.
Can’t make dinner but want to enjoy the
festivities? Come by and enjoy the band
for only $10 per adult.
Songs On Sanibel
The Sanibel Community House is
continuing to feature talented sing-
ers/songwriters performing their
works. The series is called Songs On
Sanibel, and will consist of four song-
writers each month that will share their
original music. The format is “in the
round,” where all four artists are together
and each performs one song at a time
after telling the story of where each song
The next event will be held on
Tuesday, October 27 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Beverages and coffee will be available
by donation; bring your own snacks. A
donation at the door of $5.00 will be
appreciated by these talented individuals.
The singer/songwriters for this event are:
Ray Cerbone, Thomas Hoffmaster, David
Hintz and our organizer Stephen Plein.
Call 472-2155 for more details.
The next Community House potluck
dinner will be held on Wednesday,
October 28 beginning at 6 p.m .
Artisan chocolatier Tracy Peck creates
incredible flavor pairings at her Naples-
based business. “Artisan” means that the
product is hand made in small batches
rather than machine mass-produced.
An artisan is one that has creatively
conceived, designed and executed the
making of a product, which, in this case,
are delectable chocolate barks, truffles
and other specialty confections created by
Once Upon A Bean.
Peck will bring taste samples of three
levels of chocolate – white, milk and dark
– while guiding attendees through her
tasting map. Learn about cacao and how
it is sourced from different cacao growing
There is a $5 fee for SCA members;
guests are $10. Reservations are required
and seating will be limited, so reserve
early. Bring your favorite appetizer, salad,
entrée or dessert (enough to serve six). It
is BYOB, with water and coffee pro-
vided. Socialize with islanders, meet new
friends and learn about the Kitchen Guild.
Information about the upcoming Commu-
nity House renovation and the planned
commercial kitchen will be shared. Call
472-2155 for reservations and member-
Family Fall Carnival
The Costumes and Candy Fall Carni-
val is almost here! This is the 14th
year that The Community House
has presented a safe and fun Halloween
experience for the entire family. Join us
on Saturday, October 31 from 4:30 to
7:30 p.m. There will be plenty of candy,
games, prizes and crafts, a dining area
serving meals at family-friendly prices and
Billy’s Hay Ride (courtesy of Billy’s Rent-
als) to complete the fall experience.
The Family Fall Carnival isn’t just for
kids; everyone is encouraged to wear
costumes. Multiple costume prizes will be
awarded throughout the entire night to
kids, adults and volunteers.
The admission price for the carnival is
one bag of individually-wrapped Hallow-
een candy per family. Over 40 volunteers
are needed to help make the evening
fantastically fun. Please consider attend-
ing as a volunteer. We guarantee you
will see many trick-or-treaters and hand
out plenty of candy. Call Salli Kirkland at
472-4919 or The Community House at
472-2155 to volunteer. Sponsors for this
year’s event are Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis
Club, Billy’s Rentals and Billy’s Bike
Shop. More sponsors are needed. Please
join us for a howling good time!
The Community House is located
at 2173 Periwinkle Way. For more
information, visit www.sanibelcommu-
nityhouse.net or call 472-2155.
The Community House
ISLAND SUN - OCTOBER 9, 2015
There will be plenty of dancing at Songs On
Front building site plan for The Community House
Back building site plan
Dancing at the Family Fall Carnival
Hayrides are a popular fall activity
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