Sarasota Shell Club

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Thank you for visiting the Sarasota Shell Club website! 

With a variety of topics to choose from, we hope you'll enjoy learning more about our club and what Southwest Florida has to offer in terms of how shells are an important part of our everyday lives and to the environment. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

2019 Shell Show Exhibitor and Dealer Information 

Now Available on Our Website

     Want to enter either a scientific or artistic exhibit in our 2019 shell show?  Or do you want to be considered as a shell dealer? And, back after a one-year absence is our ever-popular "Snail Parade" category in our Artistic Exhibit section. The forms for all these, and more, are now posted on our website.  Just go to the top of this page, click on "Annual Shell Show," and then click on "2019 Shell Show."  

     Our 2019 shell show will run from Feb. 8-10, 2019 in the Potter Building at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, 2850 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL.  We look forward to seeing all our old friends and well as new ones!

     Show hours will be Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 

5 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The January issue of  The Beauii is now available!  Read all the exciting events coming up and many interesting articles about shells!    

Next membership meeting is 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at the Waldemere Fire Station #2 at 2070 Waldemere St, Sarasota.  We will be detailing many of the exciting things that will be featured at our 56th annual shell show to be held Feb. 8-10!

Our guest speaker on Jan. 10 will be Gary Schmelz, who will speak on “A Delicate Balance.” The program provides a brief look at nearshore marine life and how they depend on one another for their existence. In addition it looks at how we impact this environment and what we can do to protect it.