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Date of Issue: November 11, 2009

Islander Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 4

        11 a.m. — Einstein Circle group discussion about the legalization of drugs at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.  Information: 941-359-4296.

        3 p.m. — After Hours Book Club at the Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-1208.

        6 p.m. — Bingo for Turkeys to benefit the Lawton Chiles Christmas Party for Kids at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0444. Fee applies.

Friday, Nov. 6

        10 a.m. — Island Senior Socials group tours the Manatee Agricultural Museum, 1015 Sixth St. W., Palmetto. Information: 941-962-8835.

        5 to 8 p.m. — Artists Guild Gallery Holiday Boutique at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, through Dec. 24. Information: 941-795-7805.

        6:30 p.m. — “Monsters versus Aliens” film screening at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

Saturday, Nov. 7

        8:30 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Power Squadron boating education course at 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-795-0482. Fee applies.

        9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Open-air Bridge Street Market at 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

Monday, Nov. 9

        6 to 10 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner at the Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale Drive, Key Royale. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

        Noon — Anna Maria Island Rotary Club presents “Building a house in a rugged area of Guatemala” with David Bailey at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-794-3489.

        4 to 5:30 p.m. — Inquiring Minds at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.

Wednesday, Nov. 11

        11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players luncheon at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

        11 a.m. — Einstein Circle group discussion about terrorism at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

        6 p.m. — Bingo for Turkeys to benefit the Lawton Chiles Christmas Party for Kids at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0444. Fee applies.

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.

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

        • 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.

Off Island Events:

Thursday, Nov. 5

        6 p.m. — Eat, Drink and Be Merry Film Series presents “Chocolat” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Friday, Nov. 6

        9 a.m. to Noon — Fall Community Expo at Avenue of the Flowers Plaza, 525 Bay Isles Pkwy., Longboat Key. Information: 941- 383-6847.

        6 to 9:30 p.m. — Artist reception for Layla Copeland’s “Glitter” exhibit at Innervisions Gallery, 1122 12th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-747-9397.

        6 to 9:30 p.m. — Dia de los Muertos “Festival of Skeletons” in the Village of the Arts, 12th Street West, Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9497.

        6:45 p.m. —Tuscany wine dinner at Freedom Village, 6406 21st Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-366-7950. Fee applies. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Florida Gulf Coast Chapter.

Saturday, Nov. 7

        8:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Manatee Audubon Society birding tour of Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-378-9920. Reserve your spot.

        11 a.m. to 10 p.m. — Taste of Manatee along the riverfront on Barcarrota Boulevard in downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-323-3936.

        11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Dia de los Muertos “Festival of Skeletons” in the Village of the Arts, 12th Street West, Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9497.

        1 to 4 p.m. — Suncoast Food and Wine Festival at the Sarasota Polo Club, 8201 Polo Club Lane, Lakewood Ranch. Information: 941-870-0002. Fee applies. Proceeds benefit local charities.

        2 and 3:30 p.m. — Naturalist-led wagon tours through Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-378-9920. Fee applies.

        6 to 11 p.m. — Snooty’s Gala at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Sunday, Nov. 8

        11 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Taste of Manatee along the riverfront on Barcarrota Boulevard in downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-323-3936.

        4 p.m. — Organ and Choral Festival at Christ Episcopal Church, 4030 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-747-3709.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

        6 to 8 p.m. — Manatee School of the Arts presents “An Evening of Stars and Class” at Manatee Players Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 941-773-7737. Bring canned food donation for Manatee Food Bank or Honor Animal Sanctuary.

        6 to 9:30 p.m. — The Cinema Experience: Films of the 1950s featuring “Rio Bravo” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Coming Up:

        • Nov. 12, Silk painting demonstration, Artists Guild Gallery.

        • Nov. 12, Anna Maria Island Community Center wine tasting.

        • Nov. 12, Sarasota Shell Club Meeting.

        • Nov. 13, “The Story of Juanito Citruseed” children’s theater, State College of Florida.

        • Nov. 13-14, Island artsHOP weekend.

        • Nov. 14, Pancake breakfast, Roser Memorial Community Church.

        • Nov. 14, Privateers Thieves Market and Mullet Smoke, Coquina Beach.

        • Nov. 14, Holly Berry Bazaar, Church of the Annunciation.

        • Nov. 14, Holiday Bazaar, St. Bernard Catholic Church.

        • Nov. 14, Longboat Key/St. Jude fundraising lunch.

        • Nov. 14, Master gardener tour of DeSoto National Memorial Park.

        • Nov. 14, Wild kids weekend, Robinson Preserve.

        • Nov. 14-15, Art festival, Holmes Beach City Hall field.

        • Nov. 14-15, Discover Egmont Key.

        • Nov. 15, Anna Maria Island Community Choir and Orchestra concert.

        • Nov. 15, Master gardener tour of Robinson Preserve.

        • Nov. 15, Divas perform at Manatee Players.

        • Nov. 17, Orchestra and wind ensemble concert, State College Florida.

        • Nov. 17, “Pillow Talk” 1950s Film series presentation at South Florida Museum.

        • Nov. 18, Sand-sculpting clinic, BeachHouse Restaurant.

        • Nov. 18, “Art of Cello” lecture at the Studio at Gulf and Pine.

        • Nov. 18, Anna Maria Island Garden Club meeting.

        • Nov. 18, “Love of Rumi” poetry reading, Longboat Key Education Center.

Save the date:

        • Nov. 21, Folk Arts Festival at the Florida Maritime Museum.

        • Nov. 26, Thanksgiving service at Roser Memorial Community Church.

        • Dec. 5, Bazaar at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

        • Dec. 5, Sweet Adelines Christmas Show.

        • Dec. 5-6, Entre Nous Holiday Tour of Homes.

        • Dec. 12, Bethlehem Walk.

AME school calendar

        • Nov. 11, no school.

        • Nov. 12, Domino’s pizza day.

        • Nov. 13, PTO meeting.

        • Nov. 17, PTO dinner and second-grade performance.

        • Nov. 25-27, no school.

        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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