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Date of Issue: March 17, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Nov. 26
Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.

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

Thursday, Nov. 27
2 p.m. - Thanksgiving dinner at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0414. Reservations apply.

6 to 8:30 p.m. - Holiday Prelude on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-3113.

Saturday, Nov. 29
8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach. Information: 778-0355.

1 to 4 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Historical Society presents "The Early Days, 1893-1940" book signing by author Carolyne Norwood and photographer Andy Little at Mama Lo by the Sea, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0492.

Monday, Dec. 1
10:15 a.m. - Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 761-9036.

6 p.m. - Artists Guild of Anna Maria "Holiday Potluck Dinner" at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1788.

Tuesday, Dec. 2
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. - "A Festival of Trees" holiday event at Crosley Mansion, Bradenton. Information: 722-3244. 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.

2 p.m. - Author Carolyne Norwood presents "Anna Maria Island: the Early Years" at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

5:45 to 6:30 p.m. - Dokuritsukai karate for ages 8 and under with Kevin Bergquist at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Marina Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Dokuritsukai karate for ages 9 to 13 with Kevin Bergquist at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Marina Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Elementary kids karaoke night at Beef O'Brady's, 6703 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 761-1444.

7:30 to 8:45 p.m. - Dokuritsukai karate for ages 14 and up with Kevin Bergquist at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Marina Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Dec. 3
7 to 8 a.m. - Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna Maria Island Pier, Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.

Noon Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island Hacienda Potluck Charity Luncheon at Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-6083. Fee applies.

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

5 to 7 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce holiday business card exchange at the Harrington House Bed and Breakfast Inn, 5626 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1541.

5:30 p.m. - Lighted Boat Parade captain's meeting at The Islander newspaper office, Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-7978.

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

Ongoing:

  • 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.
  • Bela's Ball Art Exhibit at the Village of the Arts, along 12th Street West, Bradenton, through Nov. 31. Information: 748-8671.
  • Watercolors of Anne Abgott at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Dec. 6.
  • A Festival of Trees" holiday event at Crosley Mansion, Bradenton, through Dec. 10. Information: 722-3244. Fee applies.
  • Black-and-white photography class with Chris Galanopoulos and Jerry Quin at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Dec. 15. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • De Cuba Con Amor" photography exhibit by Michael Harris and Barbara Gabbe-Harris at Copper Moon Gallery, 1006 11th Ave., W., Bradenton, through Dec. 31. Information: 747-8783.
  • The Write Stuff" with Andrew Clyde Little at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • Floorcloth craft workshop at the Anna Maria Island Art League Dec. 4.
  • Blood drive at the American Legion Post Dec. 4.
  • Digital Fine Arts show at Anna Maria Island Art League Dec. 5.
  • Holiday Night on St. Armand's Circle Dec. 5.
  • Furniture painting class at Anna Maria Island Community Center Dec. 5.
  • Wild bird training class at Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary Dec. 5.
  • Holiday in Paradise: Mermaids, Sea Creatures and Art, Oh My!" in the Village of the Arts Dec. 5.
  • Ye old Holmes Beach Business District open house Dec. 5.
  • Mosaic stepping-stone class at the Anna Maria Island Art League Dec. 5-6.
  • Christmas bazaar at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Longboat Key, Dec. 6.
  • Canine Christmas Festival at G.T. Bray Park Dec. 6.
  • The Islander Lighted Boat Parade and fireworks from Bradenton Beach and Bimini Bay to the Anna Maria City Pier Dec. 6.
  • National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony at the American Legion Post Dec. 7.
  • Internet class at the Island Branch Library Dec. 8.
  • Combat engineer's luncheon at the American Legion Post Dec. 9.
  • The Asolo Playreaders perform at the Island Branch Library Dec. 9.
  • Construction team update at Anna Maria Elementary School Dec. 9.
  • Parent charter education class at Island Middle School Dec. 9.

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