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Date of Issue: December 08, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Dec. 7

7 to 8 a.m. - Pier regulars meeting at the Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.

Noon - Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island present "Christmas Selections" and a pot luck lunch at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-6083.

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

5:30 p.m. - Teen program featuring local author Nino Fabiano at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Thursday, Dec. 8

6 p.m. - Sarasota Shell Club holiday party and auction at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 739-0908.

Friday, Dec. 9

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Book sale at Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-1208.

5 to 8 p.m. - Ye Ol' Downtown Holiday Open House, downtown Holmes Beach merchants celebrate with refreshments, entertainment, clowns, Santa Claus and more. Manatee High School Chamber Orchestra performs. Information: 778-7978.

5 to 8 p.m. - SnoFest at Bradenton Preperatory Academy, 7900 40th Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 792-7838.

8 p.m. - Florida West Coast Symphony "Masterworks" at Neel Performing Arts Center, Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 953-4252.

Saturday, Dec. 10

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club meeting with guest Scot Barr of "Safe Place" at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

10 a.m. to noon - Privateer's holiday parade from Bayfront Park, Anna Maria, to Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Kids visit with Santa and refreshments at Coquina.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Book sale at Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-1208.

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Art League "Winterfest" craft festival at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

3 p.m. - Sarasota POPS Orchestra "Chanukah and Christmas Concert" with the Bradenton Ballet Repertory and the Rowlett Elementary Choral Groups at Neel Performing Arts Center, Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 351-8000. Fee applies.

4 to 7:30 p.m. - "A Night Before Christmas" at G.T. Bray Park, 5504 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Information: 742-5923. Nominal fee for activities.

5:30 p.m. - The Islander Lighted Boat Parade beginning at Bimini Bay with a grand canal viewing at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, north shore of Tampa Bay with judging at the Anna Maria City Pier. Information: 778-7978.

Sunday, Dec. 11

8 to 11:30 a.m. - Pancake breakfast at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769.

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Art League "Winterfest" craft festival at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

10:30 a.m. - Choral Advent Cantata at First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 747-4406.

2 p.m. - Sunday at Neel Series "The New Dawn Singers" at Neel Performing Arts Center, Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information:752-5252. Fee applies.

Monday, Dec. 12

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

7:30 p.m. - "Dickens at the Crosley" presented by the Crosley Museum Theatre at the Powel Crosley Museum, One Seagate Drive, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 722-3244. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Dec. 13

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Lawton Chiles Christmas for Kids at the Sandbar restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-8709.

1 p.m. - Roser Womens' Guild holiday program featuring the "Note-A-Belles" at the Roser Fellowship Hall, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0414.

6 p.m. - "9 to 5" Networking group of the Democratic Women's Club dinner meeting at Denise's Beachway Cafe, 7224 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Information: 753-9741. Fee applies.

7:30 p.m. - The Bay Chorale, Becki Loudermilk and a 10-piece orchestra perform at First Presbyterian Church, 6101 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Dec. 14

9 a.m. - Widowed Persons Support Group presents "Changing Roles" at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Noon - Anna Maria Garden Club holiday celebration featuring singers from Anna Maria Elementary School at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0523.

Ongoing:

  • "Social Security" at the Island Players, 1000 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through Dec. 11. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.
  • Rubber stamp and scrapbooking class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Dec. 12. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • "Dickens at the Crosley" presented by the Crosley Museum Theatre at the Powel Crosley Museum, One Seagate Drive, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, through Dec. 22. Information: 722-3244. Fee applies.
  • "Ann Casale: A Life's Work of Passion" exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Dec. 30. Information: 778-2099.
  • Photographer Rolf Bertram exhibit at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Gallery, 5413
  • Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Dec. 30. Information: 778-6694.
  • "The Highwaymen," Florida's African-American landscape painters exhibit at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through March 12. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • "Food for Life" cooking class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, Dec. 15.
  • Lester-Islander Fun Day at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Dec. 17.
  • City of Anna Maria Holiday Festival Dec. 17.
  • Bethlehem Walk at Roser Memorial Community Church Dec. 17.
  • "Messiah and More" Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra concert Dec. 18.
  • Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce "nooner" at the Sun House Restaurant Dec. 21.

Save the Date:

  • Anna Maria Island Rotary Club Extravaganza Jan. 21.
  • Island Players "Murder by Misadventure" Jan. 26.

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