Six months of the year, from October to March, the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club, sanibelcaptivashellclub.com/SanCap_home.html , meets on the third Sunday of the month at 2:00 PM at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, http://www.shellmuseum.org/ . The meetings are fun and informative. There are door prizes, refreshments and speakers. Guests are welcome. There is a “Shell Show and Tell session when members (and guests) can show their favorite recent shell finds. This is a good place to take shells for help with their identification. The talks are usually very interesting. This Sunday, October 21, 2012, Dr. Jose Leal will talk about deep-sea mollusks and the new exhibit that will be opening at the museum in November. The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club is the organization that sponsors the Sanibel Shell Festival. During the past several years MurexAlice and I have enjoyed attending some of the meetings. If you are on Sanibel or Captiva during the next six months on the third Sunday of the month, you might want to think about attending one of shell club’s meetings.