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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Nov. 3
7 to 8 a.m. - Pier Regular's meeting at the Anna Maria Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.

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

9 to 10 a.m. - Tai Chi for seniors or beginners with Wayne Crosby at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.0 Fee applies.

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.

Thursday, Nov. 4
Noon to 4 p.m. - AARP driver safety course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158.

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.

3 to 5 p.m. - Saltwater fishing course with Capt. Ric Ehlis at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

7:30 p.m. - Sun Coast Yacht Club meeting with guest speaker Cortez Capt. Kim Ibasfalan at the Sarasota Power Squadron, 2814 Hyde Park Road, Sarasota. Information: 924-3862.

Friday, Nov. 5
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - "Southwestern Visions" exhibit opens at the Arts Council of Manatee County, 926 12th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-2223.

Noon to 4 p.m. - AARP driver safety course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Artists reception at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

Saturday, Nov. 6
8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting at Fit to Eat Deli, 5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0355.

8:30 to 9: 30 a.m. - Pilates with Laura Bennett at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Fall Bazaar at the Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 6101 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Information: 795-3954.

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

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Arts and Crafts Holiday Bazaar and Gourmet Greek Luncheon at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church Hellenic Cultural Center, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota. Information: 355-2616. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce "Longboat Lifestyles Expo" at the Center Shops, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Car show at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

Noon - Order of Sons of Italy in America Lodge fashion show featuring Irene's of Holmes Beach at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-6166. Fee applies.

5 to 9 p.m. - Taste of Manatee along Old Main Street in Bradenton. Information: 355-0278. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels.

Sunday, Nov. 7
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Car show at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Taste of Manatee along Old Main Street in Bradenton. Information: 355-0278. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels.

Monday, Nov. 8
8:45 to 10 a.m. - Yoga with Dolce Little at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

9 to 10 a.m. - Island Widowed Persons support group meeting with guest speaker Tai Chi instructor Wayne Crosby at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

1 to 3 p.m. - Stepping-stone craft class with Glen LeFevre at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

2 p.m. - Edgar Allen Poe's "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" at the Powel Crosley Museum, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 722-3244. Fee applies.

6 to 8 p.m. - Partners, Couples, Families in Business roundtable discussion on "Financial Resources: What am I missing that I Should Know About?" at the Radisson Lido Beach Resort, 700 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota. Information: 927-0216. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Nov. 9
11 a.m. - World War II veterans' recognition day at the American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3489.

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.

1:30 to 3 p.m. - Arthritis Support Group lecture on diet and arthritis at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 794-1400, ext. 224.

2 p.m. - Music columnist and critic June LaBell at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

4:30 to 6 p.m. - Children's art classes begin at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Beach Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

7:30 p.m. - Edgar Allen Poe's "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" at the Powel Crosley Museum, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 722-3244. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Nov. 10
9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. - Tai Chi for seniors or beginners with Wayne Crosby at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.0 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 a.m. - Korean War veterans' recognition day at the American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3489.

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.

2 p.m. - Edgar Allen Poe's "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" at the Powel Crosley Museum, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 722-3244. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

  • 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.
  • "Southwestern Visions" exhibit at the Arts Council of Manatee County, 926 12th St. W., Bradenton, through Nov. 26. Information: 746-2223.
  • "Open exhibit" at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 30. Information: 778-2099.
  • Children's art classes at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Beach Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Dec. 13. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • Veterans' Day celebration at the American Legion Post No. 24 Nov. 11.
  • Sierra Club presents "Preserving Our Local Environment: An Evening with Wildlife Biologist Laurel Schiller" at Phillipi Estate Park Nov. 11.
  • Cortez Yacht Club weekend cruise to Key West Nov. 11.
  • "Organizing to Simplify Your Life" at the Education Center, Longboat Key, Nov. 12.
  • Florida West Coast Symphony "Masterworks" at Neel Auditorium Nov. 12.
  • Vietnam War veterans' recognition Day at the American Legion Post No. 24 Nov. 12.
  • Feldenkrais Method fitness class at the Education Center, Longboat Key Nov. 13.
  • Holiday Bazaar at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Longboat Key, Nov. 13.
  • Garage sale at Palma Sola Presbyterian Church Nov. 13.
  • Family origami class at the Island Branch Library Nov. 13.
  • Leon Merian Big Band concert at Manatee Community College Nov. 13.
  • Panama, Granada and Gulf War Veterans' recognition Day at the American Legion Post No. 24 Nov. 13.
  • Suncoast Winefest at the Sarasota Polo Club Nov. 13.
  • "Manatee Festival of the Arts: A Celebration of All the Arts" at the ArtCenter Manatee Nov. 14.
  • Cine-World Film Festival seminar at the Education Center, Longboat Key, Nov. 15.
  • Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Business Card Exchange at Ginny's Antiques & Jane E's Coffee and Tea Nov. 17.

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