Home' Island Sun : ISN 041516 Contents ISLAND SUN - APRIL 15, 2016
$2,000 To SCA
Jim Griffith, Audubon president,
recently stopped by The Community
House with a check for the
restoration campaign. “We have been
coming here for Audubon programs for
over 40 years and really wanted to give
back to this project,” Griffith said.
The Community House needs
$700,000 to reach its goal.
“We really want to be able to open
back up by the fall for all the service
organizations, clubs and nonprofits who
count on us being open,” said Teresa
Riska-Hall, SCA executive director.
Final Showings Of Films
“We have been blessed to have two
films about the history of our islands
released this summer, both to help benefit
The Community House’s restoration
campaign... $700,000 to go.” The last
showings of these films this season are on
Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m . for Documen-
tary of a Community...Birthplace of a
City, Heartbeat of its People by Rusty
Farst and Monday, April 18 for Before
The Causeway by Emmy winner David
Carter. Tickets are still available. DVDs
are available for $10 each.
Fatigue And Stress
Tired from season? The
Community House is hosting a
session on Monday, April 18 at 10
a.m. with Dr. Susan Pataky, who will
share natural, simple, gentle and easy
techniques to help your body release
pain, fatigue and stress.
Dr. Pataky has a doctorate in naturo-
pathic medicine and remains dedicated to
sharing simple, natural solutions to com-
mon issues so many people experience
at some point in their lives. She is also
a yoga therapist and a long-time mem-
ber of International Association of Yoga
Therapists, and has instructed various
body and mind techniques on the islands
Wear comfortable, loose fitting cloth-
ing. The workshop is by donation and all
proceeds benefit The Community House.
Reservations required by Friday, April 15.
Evening art and wine parties
with local artist Sissi Janku are
designed to encourage the artist
within to complete a masterpiece.
Member price is $45, non-members,
$55. The next class will be held on
Wednesday, April 20, from 7 to 9
p.m. No experience is necessary. All
materials are provided. Bring your
favorite wine and a snack for sharing.
A Year Of Potlucks
The April Communit y House
Potluck on Thursday, April 21
at 6 p.m. will bring together all
the recipes and fun that have brought
residents and visitors back month after
month. This will be the first viewing of
the booklet that includes recipes from
the chefs who prepared many popular
dishes, Cooking with the Islands’ Stars
creations, and King Arthur Flour pie
and cake contest entries.
Photos from previous nights will be
shown along with a few fun videos. The
new kitchen and fruit trees will be fea-
tured for a sneak peek at what you will
see when the The Community House
reopens in late fall. This is a great
opportunity to financially support this
desperately needed renovation. The Cu-
linary Education Center opportunities
for volunteering will also be presented
for your input.
All are welcome to share in good
food and camaraderie. Bring an ap-
petizer, vegetable, protein item, rolls
or dessert to serve six. Feel free to use
your imagination and bring a creative
presentation that is fun as well as tasty.
Bring your own beverages. Water and
iced tea will be available. While you’re
there, become a member of the Kitchen
Club and join the volunteers who make
the Culinary Education Center a reality.
RSVP by calling 472-2155.
The Sanibel Community
Association’s annual meeting
will be held on Wednesday, April
27, at 6 p.m. Learn the status of the
association, and The Community
House. Appetizers and beverages will
be served after the report.
Call 472-2155 or stop by for reserva-
tions. Ballots will be mailed again this
If you are unable to attend but would
like to make a donation to either the
building or operating fund, visit www.
sanibelcommunityhouse.net. A donation
of $1,500 pays the electric bill for a
month, $750 pays the garbage bill for a
month, $100 pays the pest control bill
for a month.
Shred your unneeded documents
and papers on Saturday, April 16
between 9 a.m. and noon at The
Community House. Bring documents
such as bank statements, credit card
receipts, old checks and income tax
returns. Fee is $5 for one or two boxes
per car. Donations are requested for
more than two boxes. All proceeds go
to The Community House operating
The Community House is located
at 2173 Periwinkle Way. For more
information and reservations, visit
or call 472-2155.
Little Blue Heron by Sissi Janku
The Community House
SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY HOUSE
$600,000 to go! Don’t wait donate now!
Pledges can be for 5 years.
* Help us conƟnue the sacred trust passed from
islander to islander for almost 90 years! We need to
restore the house to our daily standards and provide
for future generaƟons
120 donations x
$5000 ($1000 ea. year) = GOAL
2 donors @ $300,000= Goal
Jim Griffith, president of Audubon, gives $2,000 to Teresa Riska-Hall, SCA executive director
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