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Date of Issue: November 09, 2006

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Nov. 8

1 to 3 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center Sit 'n' Knit with instructor Barbara Hines at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

7:45 to 9 a.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce "Sunrise Breakfast" at the Sun House Restaurant, 100 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-9412.

10:30 a.m. - Friends of the Island Branch Library book club meet at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Thursday, Nov. 9

8 p.m. - Opening night of "The Odd Couple," directed by Preston Boyd, at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

Friday, Nov. 10

8:45 to 10 a.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center Kripalu yoga class with Dolce Little at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center hosts Food for Life, a cooking class featuring "Immune Boosting Foods/Healthy Weight Maintenance," at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Includes lunch.

6:15 to 10 p.m. - The Junior League Holiday Gift Market at the Manatee County Convention and Civic Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 748-0101. Fee applies.

8 p.m. - Opening night of "The Odd Couple - Female Version" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

8 p.m. - Florida West Coast Symphony "Masterworks" concert at the Neel Performing Arts Center of Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 953-3434. Fee applies.

Saturday, Nov. 11

8 to 11 a.m. - Pancake brunch at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0414. Fee applies.

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Information: 727-214-8903.

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club meeting with guest speaker Bob Sweat, Manatee County supervisor of elections, at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

9 a.m. to noon - Yard sale at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0414.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Holiday bazaar at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-1930.

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. - The Junior League Holiday Gift Market at the Manatee County Convention and Civic Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 748-0101. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Family origami class at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Sunday, Nov. 12

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - The Junior League Holiday Gift Market at the Manatee County Convention and Civic Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 748-0101. Fee applies.

Monday, Nov. 13

8:30 a.m. - Internet class at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Registration: 778-6341.

8:45 to 10 a.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center Kripalu yoga class with Dolce Little at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

9 a.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Centerwidowed persons support group at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908.

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center Irish "Ceili" dance class at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

1 to 3 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center stepping-stone craft class at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

7 to 9 p.m. - "The Way of the Heart" class at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769.

Tuesday, Nov. 14

8:30 to 11:30 a.m. - "The Management Course" with Ron Hamilton at the Longboat-Lido-St. Armand Keys Chamber of Commerce, Gulf of Mexico Drive, 6960 Longboat Key. Information: 383-2466. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. - "Happiness, New Light on Old Truths" presented by Dr. David Mullen at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Noon - Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting with speaker Suzi Fox of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 350-4326.

2 to 3 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center stepping-stone craft class at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

5 to 7 p.m. - Parent-Teacher Organization family dinner night hosted by Ooh La La! Bistro at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525. Fee applies.

5:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce "Ladies Night Out" at the Sun House Restaurant, 100 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 3838-2466.

7 p.m. - "9 to 5 Working Women's Group" of the Democratic Women's Club viewing of the film "Iraq for Sale" at Fogertyville Cafe, 800 17th Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 778-3444. Bring your own dinner.

7 p.m. - "Pocahontas" performed by Anna Maria Elementary School third-graders in the school auditorium, 4700 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525.

7 to 9 p.m. - Boat Smart course at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 714-0449. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Noon - Anna Maria Island Garden Club presents "Holiday Floral Design" with guest speaker Birgit Sesterhem, owner of Island Florist, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-2607.

1 to 3 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center Sit 'n' Knit with instructor Barbara Hines at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

5 to 6 p.m. - Sand-sculpting clinic at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 795-8272.

Ongoing:

  • "Latin American Art Exposition" at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive, Longboat Key, through Nov. 9. Information: 794-0650.
  • "The Odd Couple" directed by Preston Boyd at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Nov. 25. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
  • "The Odd Couple - female version" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Nov. 26. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
  • Sandi Nowicki art exhibit at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5413 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Nov. 30.

Coming up:

  • Empty Bowls downtown Bradenton Nov. 16.
  • Anna Maria Island Community Center groundbreaking Nov. 16.
  • Audubon Society meeting at First Presbyterian Church, Bradenton, Nov. 16.
  • Family caregiver support group at the Island Branch Library Nov. 17.
  • Sandblast Nov. 18.
  • "Celebrate the Arts Community" at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts Nov. 18.
  • Holly Berry Bazaar at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation Nov. 18.
  • Audubon Society trip to Myakka State Park Nov. 18.
  • "Art and Attic" sale at the Artists Guild Gallery Nov. 18.
  • Christmas Bazaar at St. Bernard Catholic Church Nov. 18-19.
  • Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and Choir presents "Celebration of Autumn" Nov. 19.

Save the Date:

  • Thanksgiving dinner at Roser Memorial Community Church Nov. 23.
  • Festival of Trees at the Crosley Estate Nov. 29-Dec. 7.
  • Snowfest holiday celebration at Bradenton Preparatory Academy Dec. 8.
  • Anna Maria Island Rotary Club Casino Night Jan. 27.

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