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Islander Calender

Wednesday, Oct. 29
Noon to 3:30 p.m. — Duplicate Bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.

6 p.m. — Family storytime at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

6:30 to 8 p.m. — Fall Festival Fun House at the Manatee County Parks and Recreation Activity Center, 5504 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Information: 742-5974. Proceeds benefit United Way of Manatee County.

Thursday, Oct. 30
3 to 6 p.m. — Flu and pneumonia vaccinations at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 779-9412. Fee applies.

5 to 8 p.m. — Goblin Gathering at the Manatee County Parks and Recreation Activity Center, 5504 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Information: 742-5974.

6:30 p.m. — Island Garden Club pot-luck dinner at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 224-4399.

6:30 to 8 p.m. — Fall Festival Fun House at the Manatee County Parks and Recreation Activity Center, 5504 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Information: 742-5974. Proceeds benefit United Way of Manatee County.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — One-stroke painting with Jo Gustavsen at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

7:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Meditation and Buddhism classes with Tom Colby at the Art League of Manatee County, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 362-2030. Fee applies.

Friday, Oct. 31
3:30 to 6 p.m. — Halloween Trail of Treats beginning at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 779-9412.

5 to 8 p.m. — Fall Fun Festival at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.

5 to 9 p.m. — Haunted House and Carnival hosted by the Manatee River Garden Club near Lewis Park at 3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 745-3665. Fee applies. Proceeds benefit youth camps and gardening programs.

6:30 to 8 p.m. — Fall Festival Fun House at the Manatee County Parks and Recreation Activity Center, 5504 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Information: 742-5974. Proceeds benefit United Way of Manatee County.

7 p.m. — Haunted House sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Privateens at the Bradenton Beach Firehouse, 201 Second Ave. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies.

Saturday, Nov. 1
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Trash and Treasure sale at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 6101 Cortez Rd., Bradenton. Information: 795-3954.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — "From Modeling Clothes to Modeling Self" book signing by Frannie Hoffman at Sandy's Real Coffee & Realty, 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 795-8365.

10:30 a.m. — Wild-bird rescue training at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.

5 to 9 p.m. — Haunted House and Carnival hosted by the Manatee River Garden Club near Lewis Park at 3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 745-3665. Fee applies. Proceeds benefit youth camps and gardening programs.

6 to 9 p.m. — Taste of Manatee, Main Street and Bacarrota, in downtown Bradenton.

Sunday, Nov. 2
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Taste of Manatee, Main Street and Bacarrota, in downtown Bradenton.

4 to 8 p.m. — "Friends of Madison" spaghetti fundraising dinner at Elks Lodge No. 1511, 2511 75th St., Bradenton. Information: 792-1511. Fee applies.

Monday, Nov. 3
10:15 a.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meeting with guest Donna Hartman, writer for the Bradenton Herald, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 792-5295.

Tuesday, Nov. 4
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.

2 p.m. — "The Amish Cook" author Kevin Williams at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Elementary School Kid's Karaoke at Beef O'Brady's, 6703 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 761-1444.

7 to 9 p.m. — Boating-skills program at the Coast Guard Auxiliary, 5801 53rd Ave. Ct. W., Bradenton. Information: 761-4303.

Wednesday, Nov. 5
7 to 8 a.m. — Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna Maria City Pier, Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.

9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Open submissions for all artists at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

1 p.m. — The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island presents "Neighborly Senior Services" with Lynn Marvin at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-6083.

6 p.m. — Family storytime at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

6 to 7:30 p.m. — "Back-to-School Challenges" parent support group discussion with Shirley Rohmberger at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies. Babysitting available.

Ongoing:

  • Faculty Exhibit" at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Oct. 31. Information: 778-2099.
  • Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society's "Aqueous Show" at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive, Longboat Key, through Oct. 30. Information: 383-2345.
  • Basket-weaving class with Pam McMillen at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 18. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • Beginning stained-glass classes with Sandy French at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 14. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • Old master's methodology oil painting class with Paul Seibilia at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 19. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • Drawing the tropical landscape class with Ginger White at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 28. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • Oil painting exhibit by Norma Lienhard at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Nov. 8.
  • Bela's Ball Art Exhibit at the Village of the Arts, along 12th Street West, Bradenton, through Nov. 31. Information: 748-8671.

Upcoming:

  • The Whole Child Project" presentation at the Church of the Annunciation Nov. 6.
  • Opening night "Witness for the Prosecution" at Manatee Players Nov. 7.
  • Opening reception for the Bela's Ball Art Exhibit at the Village of the Arts Nov. 7.
  • Opening reception for "Open Exhibit" at the Anna Maria Island Art League Nov. 7.
  • First Weekend Art Fest at the Village of the Arts, Bradenton Nov. 7.
  • Sweet Adeline serenade and spaghetti dinner at the Kirkwood Presbyterian Church Nov. 8.
  • Ringling's family festival at the Ringling Museum of Art Nov. 8.
  • Cheerleading clinic at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Nov. 8.
  • Privateers Mullet Smoke at Publix Nov. 8.
  • Origami class at the Island Branch Library Nov. 8.
  • Anna Maria Arts and Crafts Fall Fest at Holmes Beach City Park Nov. 8-9.
  • Internet class at the Island Branch Library Nov. 10.
  • Friend's book club at the Island Branch Library Nov. 12.
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