Concert Schedule 2019-2020
Tickets are on sale now!
Call Cindy Bickford or ask at the Civic Center
December 8, 2019 Sunday 6:00 pm
American Pie Revisited with JOHN RENO
A tribute to the singer/songwriters of the '70's!
Performed by John Reno, join us for a trip down memory
lane to hear the hits from John Denver, Don McLean,
James Taylor, Paul Simon, Jim Croce and more!
Tickets are $20 per person and seating is limited!
All profits benefit the Kiwanis Park
February 16, 2020 Sunday 6:00 pm
Uproot Hootenanny - Yes, they are back!
They play Irish music, originals, covers, country, bluegrass, rock. A pickers paradise, this four-piece band features some of South Florida’s top string instrument players. From bluegrass classics to Irish-folksy vibes, Uproot Hootenanny has that certain string band charm that has all ages leaving the show with a smile. Along with their own originals, they do some pretty awesome covers that range from the Rolling Stones to Johnny Cash. Uproot Hootenanny is just a downright good time!
January 6, 2019
We are hosting our 2nd annual Open House at the SJCCA on Jan 6th from 12:00 to 4:00 PM! Everyone is welcome to check out the civic center and find out what activities we offer. Free raffle ticket for all who stop by! Refreshments!
January 19th Saturday Breakfast 8:00 - 10:00 am Rummage Sale - 10:00 - 12:00 Art/Craft/Vendors - 10:00 - 12:00 $$50/50 Month-Long Raffle$$ Tickets $10 or $25 for three!
Thursdays 1:00-4:00 pm Seriously good fun! All levels (beginners too!) are welcome! BJ Skribiski
Starts Oct 31st Wednesdays 12:30-4:00 Kay Winter & Mary Tobias (until Joyce Coryell returns)
Educated: A Memoir
Jan 14th Monday 9:00am The book club meets every month on the second Monday each month. Join us at 8:45 to setup, socialize and then discuss this month's selection. Activity Leader - Carol Roscher
Happy Islanders Bridge
Join the Happy Islanders for Bridge on Mondays at 12:30 - 3:30 pm Contact Kay Winter or Mary Tobias
Cribbage - we are playing!
Thursdays 6:45 - 9:30 PM Cribbage started in November! Join the fun - if you don't know how to play, we'll show you how! Diane Horn
PARKING LOT REPAIR AND RESEALING
On Thursday, August 31, the parking lot will have spot repairs done to potholes and eroded areas. Parking is allowed, but please avoid the repaired areas.
On Friday, September 8, the parking lot will be resealed. For best results, there is NO PARKING from Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 10.
Exercise Class Returns
Our popular Exercise Classes will begin on October 3, 2017 for the upcoming season! Please join us for an exercise class offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. Both men and women are encouraged to attend! Contact Jodee Nelson McCollum 239-283-4790 for more information
Happy Islanders Bridge
Happy Islanders Monday Bridge will resume weekly play beginning October 23rd! Please note the starting time has been changed from noon to 12:30pm. All are welcome. Looking forward to seeing everyone! Barb Covitz 203-470-2254 email@example.com
Your Help Wanted!
iPad Club - The iPad Club needs an activity leader to coordinate the meetings and lead the group discussions. If anyone has ideas for the club to go in a different direction or expand on the content, your input is appreciated! Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact any Board member Euchre - Euchre also needs an activity leader! Members of the Euchre group - please let us know if one of you can step in to keep it going. Email us at: email@example.com or contact any Board member
November 2017 Highlights
Member Association Meeting & Potluck Dinner Come down to share a dish and catch up with friends! New members - this is a great chance to see what we are all about. After potluck dinner, the Board will update us with news and plans for the coming year. Guest speaker - Charles Sobczak, author (below) We urge all members to stop by - this is your civic center and we value your participation!
Ping Pong - Let's Play!
Ping Pong returns on Thursday, November 9th! We will meet each Monday and Thursday at a new start time of 9:00am to 11:30am for the upcoming season! Singles and doubles compete in the small room. Contact Jim Sullivan 239-896-0199 for more information
Friday Night Bridge
Friday Open Bridge will resume weekly play beginning November 10th! We begin promptly at 7:00pm and play until til about 10:00pm. All are welcome - you don't need a partner. Looking forward to seeing everyone! Bonnie Love 239-220-0272
Book Club Topic
Monday, November 13th at 9:30am The last novel by Ivan Doig, we experience the memorable bus trips and the people encountered by an eleven year old lad. Barb Darling will facilitate the discussion.
Breakfast & Rummage
November 18th, 8:00am to noon Enjoy a hot breakfast from 8:00am - 10:00am $7 per person, everyone is welcome! "Rummage" around the books, plants, Christmas items and many other possible finds! 8:00am till noon - something for everyone! Donations are welcome and can be dropped off at the SJCCA's screened lanai beginning Nov 1st. Contact: Shelley McManus 239-910-3203 to volunteer or donate!
Guest Speaker! November 20, 2017 7:00 pm Charles Sobczak, author and naturalist, lives and writes on Sanibel Island. The Living Gulf Coast is his eighth book and is a companion book to the 2010 release: Living Sanibel - A Nature Guide to Southwest Florida.
December 2017 Highlights
March 27th - Tuesday
1:00 - 4:00 pm $45.00
Golden Brush Workshop
Artist: Mimi Little
"Florida Cracker Houses"
Guest artist, Mimi Little, returns to lead a workshop at SJCCA, at 4th Avenue and Lemon Street, from 1-4 p.m., on Tuesday, March 27. Mimi Little works in acrylics and collage and her paintings are abstract in nature with bright color and vigorous brush strokes. She exhibits locally at Wild Child Gallery in Matlacha.
Cracker houses, the classic old Florida house, have tons of character and stories to tell. There are many ways to paint buildings. They can be architecturally correct, whimsical or can suggest the essence of the location.
Composition, color and texture will be explored and styles demonstrated as those attending learn to keep their paintings as loose as possible.
If you’d like to research Cracker Houses on your own, please bring photos for reference. Artist will provide sample pictures as well
Paint , paper and canvas will be provided. If you have your own paint and brushes, please bring them!
For information and to register, call Linda Selleck at 239-283-5207
March 28th - Tuesday
7:00 - 8:30 pm
"A Land Remembered" - Patrick D. Smith
Few if any books have captured the spirit and colorful history of Florida’s past as has Patrick D. Smith’s A Land Remembered.
Join us for a multimedia show that is a visual storytelling produced and presented by his son, Rick (Patrick, Jr.), a professional media producer. Rick has created over 50 video clips, special visual and sound effects, music and more to bring his presentation to life. It has been shown over 230 times in venues all over Florida, and on March 28 it is coming to the St. James Civic Center.
For tickets contact: Barb Covitz 203-470-2254
Admission is $20 Light refreshments and reception at 7:00 PM, show begins at 7:30.
Annie Wenz Concert
January 6th Saturday 4:00 - 6:00PM Benefit Concert Proceeds from the Donations benefit the Friends of the Pine Island Library children's programs and books. Materials in the children's section remain at the PI Library, so your donation directly benefits our kids! Outdoor Concert - Bring a chair and enjoy music by a local favorite, Annie Wenz! In case of rain, we will move indoors. Contact: Ellen Ballard 239-980-0701 for more information
Pickin in City
January 7th - PICKIN' IN THE CITY 2:00 - 4:00 PM St James City Civic Assoc Bring your instruments and join the jam session! Contact: Cindy Bickford 282-9478
January 7th - OPEN HOUSE 2:00 - 4:00PM Curious about the SJCCA? Our Acvitity Leaders and volunteers will be here to answer your questions! Check out our facility for your next event, share your idea for a new activity group, or just come by to mingle.
January 7th - 6:00PM UPROOT HOOTENANY Concert - returns for a third year! A HUGE hit - Band members play upright bass, banjo, fiddle and guitar. The music is a combination of bluegrass, folk, country, and original tunes. $20 Call Cindy 239-282-9478
January 15th - Association Meeting and Potluck 5:30 - Potluck Supper Bring your signature main dish, side dish or dessert to share. Meet & greet old friends and new members! 6:45 - Association Meeting Our annual Board of Directors election will be held! Please attend and make your vote count!
YOGA with Jaime Boswell
January 2018 NEW Yoga instructor! Offering a 10-week series of yoga concentrating in strength, stability and serenity. Jan 11th - free class for the undecided, then weekly on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:45AM Contact: Jaime Boswell 239-851-5351 firstname.lastname@example.org
Breakfast & Rummage
January 27th, 8:00am to noon Enjoy a hot breakfast from 8:00am - 10:00am $7 per person, everyone is welcome! "Rummage" around the books, plants, Christmas items and many other possible finds! 8:00am till noon - something for everyone! Donations are welcome and can be dropped off at the SJCCA Contact: Shelley McManus 239-910-3203 to volunteer or donate!