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Shell Point is a thriving community with a host of activities open to the public. Scroll down to see a list of upcoming events. Remember to check here often for updates.

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Academy Lunch & Learn: History of Mexico, the Alamo and Cinco De Mayo (FLL01)

Sat

May

4th

Join Professor Adrian Kerr as he explores the history of Mexico. During this presentation, learn about the country’s early civilizations, agriculture, monumental architecture and trade systems. Additionally, guests will enjoy a special Mexican-inspired menu prepared by Chef John of the Banyan Grille. Tickets for this session cost $35 and include lunch. Register today by calling (239) 489-8472.

Location: Banyan Banquet Room, Coastal Commons
Time: 11:45 am- 1:45 pm
Price: $35 (includes lunch)
Phone: (239) 489-8472

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Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

Sun

May

12th

Banyan Grille is excited to celebrate mothers with a special holiday menu featuring starters and sides such as oysters on the half shell, chilled shrimp on ice, a strawberry spring salad, asparagus and fennel pasta salad, Asiago scalloped potatoes, smoked bacon and sausage links and more. For entrees, try a traditional eggs Benedict, chicken Malbec, macadamia-crusted yellowtail snapper, caved London broil or carved country ham. Beverages are included in the resident price of $35 per person, plus gratuity, or $40 for non-residents, plus gratuity.

Space is limited, and reservations are required by calling (239) 225-2900.

*Resident price plus gratuity
**Non-resident price plus gratuity

Location: Banyan Grille/CL
Time: 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Price: $35*/$40** per person
Phone: (239) 225-2900

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Mother’s Day Brunch

Sun

May

12th

The Crystal will offer an extensive Mother’s Day brunch that includes made-to-order omelets, Cajun eggs Benedict, cheese blintzes and freshly baked pastries. At the hand-carved meat station, you’ll find golden-roasted turkey and prime rib. The menu will also feature she-crab bisque, lobster-crusted snapper, sautéed chicken breast, fresh spring vegetables, steamed asparagus, mashed potatoes and more. Residents pay $30 per person, plus 18 percent gratuity, while non-residents cost $33, plus 18 percent gratuity.

Reservations are not accepted.

*Resident price plus 18% gratuity
**Non-resident price plus 18% gratuity

Location: The Crystal/IS
Time: 10:00 am- 2:30 pm
Price: $30*/$33** per person

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Golf Course Closure of Front Nine Holes for Turf Replacement

Mon

May

13th

Shell Point has begun the process of replacing all turf grass on the fairways, roughs and tees on the front nine holes of Shell Point Golf Course. The existing Bermuda grass will be removed and replaced with a specially cultivated variety of seashore paspalum grass. This salt-resistant, vibrant paspalum turf grass has been tested in neighboring courses and will offer many exciting advantages to Shell Point's course once the project is complete.

The front nine holes of Shell Point Golf Course will close on May 13 until the turf landscaping is finished in mid-October. The back nine will remain available for summer play.

If you have further inquiries please contact either Jason Smith at (239) 225-2950 or Steve Morton at (239) 454-2260 or click here for a PDF detailing specific dates regarding this process. Thank you for understanding.

Location: The Golf Course/CL

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Gustav Klimt and the Art of Vienna’s Golden Age (FLL04)

Tue

May

14th

The Academy of Lifelong Learning hosts special guest speaker and lecturer of the Cloisters Museum, Dustin Aaron. During this presentation, Aaron will introduce the Golden Age of “fin-de-siecle” Vienna through the painting, design and coffee-house culture of its most famous artists and patrons. Tickets for this session cost $10 and may be purchased by calling (239) 489-8472.

Location: Grand Cypress Room, Woodlands Commons
Time: 10:00 am- 11:30 am
Price: $10 per person
Phone: (239) 489-8472

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The Origins of the Classical Symphony (FLL08)

Tue

May

21st

Join Dr. Thomas M. Cimarusti, Associate Professor of Musicology at FGCU, for a special presentation on one of the most important genres in classical music. You will examine how earlier works influenced some of the great masters such as Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Tickets for this session cost $10 and may be purchased by calling (239) 489-8472.

Location: Grand Cypress Room, Woodlands Commons
Time: 10:00 am- 11:30 am
Price: $10 per person
Phone: (239) 489-8472

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Memorial Day Buffet

Mon

May

27th

At The Crystal, you’ll find chargrilled black Angus burgers, Kosher all-beef hot dogs, baked salmon, sweet and smoky baby back ribs, herbed marinated chicken, Vermont cheddar macaroni and cheese, and much more – along with an all-American dessert buffet. The meal costs $17 for residents, plus 18 percent gratuity, or $20 for non-residents, plus 18 percent gratuity.

Reservations are not accepted.

Please note: The Palm Grill will not be open for Mother’s Day or Memorial Day. However, Blend will be open to serve its regular menu from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both holidays.

*Resident price plus 18% gratuity
**Non-resident price plus 18% gratuity

Location: The Crystal/IS
Time: 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
Price: $17*/$20** per person

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Noah Waddell, Pianist

Wed

May

29th

Noah Waddell has built a unique reputation as an explosive, physical young performer who is not afraid to take risks. He is serious and sensitive, with an innate musicality rarely found in an artist of his age.

After winning a concerto competition at 12 years old, Noah made his orchestral debut performing three concerts as a soloist with the Tampa Bay Symphony. Since then, Noah has performed with the Gulf Coast Symphony, Coral Gables Chamber Symphony, North Port Concert Band and more. Twice, he has performed as the featured soloist under the baton of Nir Kabaretti with the Southwest Florida Symphony. In addition to performing, Noah has won numerous piano competitions including his first international piano competition in 2014 that was held in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Noah has also performed at concert halls, performing arts centers and churches. One of his charity endeavors, Noah’s Concert for the Kids at the Big Arts on Sanibel Island, raised more than $30,000 for the new Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Currently, he also donates his time and talents on weekly basis to The Arts in Healthcare Program at Lee Memorial Hospitals. A 12th grader at Crosspointe Academy, Noah enjoys a variety of activities, including tennis, basketball, fishing and pickleball. He also loves his two Havanese dogs, Bach and Mozart.

Location: Grand Cypress Room/WDL
Time: 7:00 pm
Price: 21
Phone: (239) 454-2067

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Alligators, Sharks and Panthers - How to Avoid Being Eaten! (FLL09)

Thu

May

30th

Join Sanibel author Charles Sobczak as he takes his popular brand of “eco-humor” to an entirely new level. Derived from his 2007 award-winning title, Alligators, Sharks & Panthers, this presentation will focus on what you can do to decrease your chances of being attacked by these wild animals. Combining humor with more serious topics makes this presentation one you are sure to enjoy. Tickets for this session cost $10 and may be purchased by calling (239) 489-8472.

Location: Grand Cypress Room, Woodlands Commons
Time: 10:00 am- 11:30 am
Price: $10 per person
Phone: (239) 489-8472