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Date of Issue: December 21, 2006

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Dec. 13

10 a.m. - Santa welcomes kids of all ages to a celebration at the Pines Trailer Park clubhouse at the bay end of Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-9565.

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.

Noon - Anna Maria Garden Club holiday party at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-2607.

12:30 to 4 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center hosts duplicate bridge 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-sponsored Sit 'n' Knit class at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

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

Friday, Dec. 15

1 to 2 p.m. - Family caregiver support group meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 747-4655.

7:30 p.m. - "White Christmas" outdoor movie in the park at G.T. Bray Park, 51st Street West, Bradenton. Information: 742-5974.

Saturday, Dec. 16

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club breakfast meeting with guest speaker Don Maloney dishing up "Another Slice of What?" at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - "Where's Woody?" local artists' yard sale at The Islander newspaper and on the sidewalks of the Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Open house at Southeastern Guide Dogs, 4210 77th St. E., Palmetto. Information: 729-5665.

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.

1 to 3 p.m. - Santa visits Belle Haven Cottage, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0492.

6:30 p.m. - Bethlehem Walk at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0414.

Sunday, Dec. 17

2 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra present "Messiah & More" at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies.

Monday, Dec. 18

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

Tuesday, Dec. 19

Noon - Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting with guest speaker Helen Arnold from Southeastern Guide Dogs at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 350-4326.

Ongoing:

  • "Seussical" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Dec. 23. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
  • "Fishing in Paradise" exhibit by Harvey Gaunt at the Arts Council Gallery, 9260 12th St. W., Bradenton, through Dec. 28. Information: 746-2223.
  • Photography exhibit of work by Paula Schoenwether at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5413 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Dec. 31. Information: 778-6694.
  • Old-fashioned holiday display at Belle Haven Cottage and Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, through Dec. 31. Information: 778-0492.
  • Photography exhibit by John Bonser at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Dec. 31. Information: 792-1039.
  • "The Blue Briny: Mermaids & More" at the Village of the Arts, along 12th Avenue West, Bradenton, through Jan. 6. Information: 747-0823.

Save the Date:

  • Anna Maria Island Rotary Club Casino Night Jan. 27.

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