Register now for the 38th annual Sanibel Captiva Road Rally

April 25, 2017
It’s soon Road Rally Time!
SO… polish your sunglasses. clean up your driving gloves, get your team ready and prepare to have some fun!
Sanibel’s longest-running 4th of July event, the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club’s Road Rally, celebrates 38 years of fun for teams and families as they puzzle out the clues while following a prescribed driving course around the Island. Read more

A card of thanks

April 10, 2017
Sanibel Uncorked!
The 2017 Food and Wine Festival was an outstanding success held by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club at Lily & Co., Jewelers. Co-hosts Bailey’s General Store and Sanibel Catering, and Lily & Co together with the Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company are Student Enrichment Supporters. Many thanks are due to Richard Johnson of Bailey’s General Store and their staff of chefs and servers, and to Dan Schuyler, Karen Bell, and all the wonderful people at Lily’s for sharing their day off. Read more

Sponsoring Junior Optimist Angler Society for kids

April 1, 2017
What do Archery, Junior Anglers, Summer Basketball and Free Lunch Fridays have in common? They are all activities sponsored by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club. All four of these activities for kids occur at the City of Sanibel Recreation Center during the summer months.
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2017 “Sanibel Uncorked” Winter Food and Wine Festival

February 23, 2017

Enjoy an afternoon of extensive wine and regional craft beer tasting while indulging in Hors d’oeuvres for a great cause. Discover the secrets of our Island’s Top Chefs while they share their signature creations during cooking demonstrations. You might even win an in-home dining experience by one of our Chefs!
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And the winner is…

December 23, 2016
The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club held its annual “Island Temptations” drawing on Sunday, December 18 at The Sanibel Grill (Timbers). This year’s winner received gift certificates donated by 23 island restaurants totaling over $1200. Read more

A new Jazz & Blues festival emerges on Sanibel Island.

October 4, 2016

Sanibel Island has gained a new festival this year called the Sanibel Blues & Jazz Festival, organized by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club. This edition of the Sanibel Blues & Jazz Festival is the premier edition of this new, annual festival and will take place behind Bailey’s General Store on Sanibel Island, FL on November 6, 2016 from 01:00PM to 07:00 PM Read more

2016 “Sanibel Uncorked” Winter Food and Wine Festival

February 6, 2016
The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club announces the annual Wine and Food Fest – “Sanibel Uncorked.” This year it will be held on Sunday, March 6th from 1 – 5 PM at Lily & Company on Tarpon Bay Road across from Bailey’s General Store. There will be free valet parking as usual. Read more

ISLAND TEMPTATIONS, a raffle of gift certificates

November 27, 2015
The raffle of gift certificates to many Island fine dining restaurants, is being offered to the public by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club. Each restaurant is providing generous gift certificates for their delicious meals. The prizes will be good for most of a year. Read more