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Date of Issue: March 20, 2010

Islander Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 20

11 a.m. — Jan Skalny presents “The Nobel Prize: Concept, History and Politics” at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

Noon — Anna Maria Island Garden Club meets to discuss caring for houseplants at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

Thursday, Jan. 21

Noon — Fashion show and sing-a-long in the St. Bernard Catholic Church activity center, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769. Fee applies.

1 to 4 p.m. — AARP Safe Drive Course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-776-1158. Fee applies.

8 p.m. — “Self Help” opens at the Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755.

Saturday, Jan. 23

10 a.m. to noon — Art demonstration by Paul Achre at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — The Island Communities for a Lifetime information expo at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

2 p.m. — Travel lecture by Tim Oldread on the Galapagos at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Sunday, Jan. 24

8 a.m. — Pancake breakfast at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769. Fee applies.

Monday, Jan. 25

5:30 to 7 p.m. — Relay for Life January Jubilee celebration at the Star Fish Company, Market and Restaurant, 12306 46th Ave. W., Cortez. Information: 941-745-1214.

Tuesday, Jan. 26

10 a.m. — Women’s Bible Study Group, 7 Leaps of Faith, meets at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719.

Wednesday, Jan. 27

2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. — Former Washington correspondent James McCartney discusses America and the Middle East at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1541.

Ongoing:

• First Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Artists Guild of Anna Maria at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

• The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee. Information: 941-794-3489.

• Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge Club at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.

• Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

• Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Irish Dancers host dances with instruction at the Tequila Beach Sports Grille, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-2416. Partners not required.

• Alternating Wednesdays, 11 a.m., memory loss support group at the Longboat Island Chapel Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.

• The third Wednesday of each month, noon, the Anna Maria Island Garden Club meets at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, through April. Information: 941-778-2809.

• Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club meets at Cafe on the Beach at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

• Through Jan. 24, “Sugar Babies” at the Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee applies. Information: 941-722-1639 or www.manateecountyfair.com. Fee applies.

• Through Jan. 24, Manatee County Fair, 1303 17th St. W., Palmetto.

• Through January, nature photography exhibit by Joe Fletcher at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

• Through Jan. 30, “Beach Paths” exhibit at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906.

• Through January, photography and watercolor exhibit featuring Jo Anne Curtan at the Artists’ Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Homes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

• Through January, “James Pay” all-media exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.

• Through Feb. 5, “Old Florida” themed exhibit at the Florida Maritime Museum of Cortez, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-794-3310.

• Through Feb. 28, American Watercolor Society 142nd Annual Traveling Exhibition at ArtCenter Manatee, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2862. Fee applies.

Off-Island Events:

Thursday, Jan. 21

7 p.m. — Extraordinarily Human Film Series: How to Draw a Bunny at South Florida Museum 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Friday, Jan. 22

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Home show at the Sarasota Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005 15th St. E., Sarasota. Information: 941-355-9161. Fee applies.

Saturday, Jan. 23

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Home show at the Sarasota Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005 15th St. E., Sarasota. Information: 941-355-9161. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — “Cruizin to the Hop” car show in the parking lot of the Sarasota Classic Car Museum, 5500 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 941-355-6228.

2 p.m. — An afternoon with actor Kurt Sutton as Mark Twain at the Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee applies.

Sunday, Jan. 24

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Home show at the Sarasota Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005 15th St. E., Sarasota. Information: 941-355-9161. Fee applies.

Coming Up:

• Jan. 28, Extraordinarily Human Film Series: The Endurance, South Florida Museum.

• Jan. 29, Miccosukee Art and Craft exhibit opens, South Florida Museum.

• Jan. 30, E-scrap collection at Coquina Beach.

• Jan. 30, Full moon wagon tour, Robinson Preserve.

• Jan. 31, Ecumenical service, CrossPointe Fellowship.

Save the date:

• Feb. 10, Anna Maria Garden Club Antique Appraisal Affair.

• Feb. 10, Save Our Seabirds “Valentine Love Birds Food and Wine Tasting.”

• Feb. 11, Anna Maria Island Kiwanis “Sweetheart Dance.”

• Feb. 14, Islander Promise Day, Cafe on the Beach.

• Feb. 13-14, Art and Craft Festival to benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden.

For more information, call the school office at 941-708-5525. AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.

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