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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Oct. 27
8 to 9 a.m. - "Good Morning Longboat Key" at the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.

9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

5 to 7 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at the White Egret, 10006 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-1541.

8 to 11:45 p.m. - Lunar eclipse viewing with the Deep Sky Observers at the downtown Bradenton waterfront. Information: 518-8695.

Thursday, Oct. 28
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Firehouse Chili Cookoff at the Public Safety Complex, 5490 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519. Fee applies.

Friday, Oct. 29
6 to 9 p.m. - Goblin gathering and fall festival fun house at G.T. Bray Park, 5504 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Information: 742-5923, ext. 6032. Fee applies.

Saturday, Oct. 30
8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting at Fit to Eat Deli, 5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0355.

9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Native Plant Society educational seminars and plant sale at Longwood Run Park off University Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 794-8773.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Pumpkin festival at Faith United Methodist Church, 7215 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-8067.

10 a.m. - Anna Maria Elementary School Fall Festival parade along Gulf Drive from Wachovia Bank to St. Bernard Catholic Church. Information: 708-5525.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Anna Maria Elementary School Fall Festival at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - "Circle of Nissan 35OZs" at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

Sunday, Oct. 31
10 a.m. - Cortez Yacht Club Halloween Sailing Race departing from the Seafood Shack Marina in Cortez. Information: 792-9100. Fee applies.

Monday, Nov. 1
8:30 a.m. - Internet class for beginners at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

10:15 a.m. - Gulf Coast Writers meeting with guest David Klement at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 761-9036.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - One-stroke painting class with Jo Gustavsen at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6:30 p.m. - Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island meeting with guest speaker Jacqueline Clark at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1788.

Tuesday, Nov. 2
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Submissions accepted for the "Open Exhibit" at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Friendly bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

1 to 4 p.m. - Veterans service officer at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Appointments: 749-3030.

7 to 9 p.m. - Boating skills and seamanship program at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81, 5801 53rd Ave. Ct. W., Bradenton. Information: 753-6483. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Nov. 3
9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Submissions accepted for the "Open Exhibit" at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

9:30 a.m. to noon - Art class with Renee and Carlo DiNapoli at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

1 p.m. - Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island meeting with guest speaker Anna Maria Elementary School Principal Kathy Hayes at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-6083.

Ongoing:

  • Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Aqueous Show at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key, through Oct. 28. Information: 508-384-8036.
  • Roller hockey at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Oct. 28. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • Creative dance for ages 4-7 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Oct. 28. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • Jazz dance for ages 8-10 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Oct. 28. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • Faculty exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Oct. 29. Information: 778-2099.
  • Children's art classes at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 2. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • Photography exhibit by Islander Jay Canterbury in the fine art gallery at Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, through Nov. 23. Information: 752-5225.
  • "Herbie Rose: Twenty Years in Florida" exhibit at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131.

Upcoming:

  • Saltwater fishing course at the Education Center, Longboat Key, Nov. 4.
  • AARP driver safety course at the Island Branch Library Nov. 4-5.
  • "Open Exhibit" reception at the Anna Maria Island Art League Nov. 5.
  • Manatee Symphony Association Fall Fashion Show at the El Conquistador Country Club Nov. 5.
  • Taste of Manatee downtown Bradenton Nov. 6.
  • Arts and crafts holiday bazaar at the St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church Hellenic Cultural Center, Sarasota, Nov. 6.
  • Boat smart safe boating course at the Manatee Sail & Power Squadron Nov. 6.
  • Fall bazaar at the Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, Bradenton Nov. 6.
  • Longboat Lifestyles Expo at the Center Shops, Longboat Key, Nov. 6.
  • Car show at St. Armands Circle Nov. 6-7.
  • Stepping-stone craft class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Nov. 8.
  • Edgar Allen Poe's "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" at the Powel Crosley Museum Nov. 8-18.
  • World War II Veterans recognition day at the American Legion Post No. 24 Nov. 9.
  • Music critic June LaBell at the Island Branch Library Nov. 9.
  • Children's' art classes begin at the Anna Maria Island Art League Nov. 9.
  • Korean War Veterans recognition day at the American Legion Post No. 24 Nov. 10.
  • Friends of the Island Branch Library book club Nov. 10.

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