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Date of Issue: January 18, 2007

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Jan. 10

7:45 to 9 a.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce “Sunrise Breakfast” at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Reservations, information: 778-1541. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to noon - Watercolor class at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. - Friends of the Island Branch Library book club at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

11:30 a.m. - Off Stage Ladies auxiliary of the Island Players lunch with guest speaker Sissy Quinn of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 761-7374. Fee applies.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Basket-weaving class at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

Thursday, Jan. 11

1 to 2:30 p.m. - Mixed-media art demonstration by Roger Rockefeller at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5413 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

2:15 to 3:15 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center-sponsored Tai Chi demonstration at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908.

7 p.m. - Sarasota Shell Club meeting at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 739-0908.

8 p.m. - Opening night of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

Friday, Jan. 12

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center hosts the Food for Life cooking session, “Replacing Meat,” at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Opening reception for the “13th Annual James Pay Exhibit” at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

Saturday, Jan. 13

8 a.m. to noon - Pancake brunch and thrift shop sale at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0414. Fee applies.

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market at Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 727-214-8903.

9 to 11 a.m. - “Gyotaku - Painting with Fish” family program at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

9 a.m. to noon - Human trafficking and slavery presentation with guest speaker Sister Patrice Colletti at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Family origami at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Manatee River Orchid Society show and sale at the Manatee Civic Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Fee applies.

2 p.m. - Travel program featuring China at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Sunday, Jan. 14

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Manatee River Orchid Society show and sale at the Manatee Civic Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Fee applies.

6:30 p.m. - Former Anna Maria Island residents Pam and Dave Prentice in concert at Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.

Monday, Jan. 15

6 to 8 p.m. - Boating safety and seamanship course sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard Longboat Key Auxiliary at Mote Marine Education Center, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 378-5620. Fee applies.

7 to 9 p.m. - “The Way of the Heart” with Kenneth Alonso at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.

Tuesday, Jan. 16

10 to 11:30 a.m. - “Financial Workshop for Individual Investors” with Mike Valley, an Edward Jones representative, at 9906 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 779-2499.

Noon - Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island presents Roger Allen of the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 350-4326.

Noon - “New Directions in Washington and Tallahassee: What’s Ahead?” presentation to the Anna Maria Island Democratic Club at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-9287. Fee applies.

2 p.m. - Mystery authors’ forum at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Wednesday, Jan. 17

Noon - Anna Maria Garden Club presents “Decorating Clay Pots” with Jean Taylor at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-2607.

Noon to 4 p.m. - AARP safe-driver course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 779-2639. Fee applies.

2 p.m. - Publisher Bonner Joy discusses the 15th anniversary of The Islander newspaper at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Ongoing:

  • “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Jan. 28. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
  • Art by Peggy Potter at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5413 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Jan. 31.
  • James Pay exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Feb. 2. Information: 778-2099.

Coming up:

  • Manatee Audubon Society meeting at First Presbyterian Church, Bradenton, Jan. 18.
  • “Smell of the Kill” at the Island Players Jan. 18.
  • “Vinology: The Art and Science of Wine” at South Florida Museum Jan. 19.
  • Anna Maria Elementary School Dolphin Dash 5k Fun Run Jan. 20.
  • Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra young artists competition Jan. 20.
  • Anna Maria Island Privateers’ Mullet Smoke at Publix Jan. 20.
  • Leon Merian Big Band concert at the Riverfront Theatre Jan. 20.
  • “Brass Rubbings” art discussion at the Island Branch Library Jan. 22.
  • Bradenton Opera Guild preview of “Attila” at Christ Episcopal Church, Bradenton, Jan. 20.
  • “How to Prevent Identity Theft” at the Longboat-Lido-St. Armands Keys Chamber of Commerce Jan. 23.
  • Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Wine Dinner at the Sun House Restaurant Jan. 23.
  • “Mr. Jiggles” family show and PTO dinner at Anna Maria Elementary School Jan. 23.

Save the Date:

  • Anna Maria Island Rotary Club Extravaganza and Casino Night Jan. 27.

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