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Date of Issue: March 01, 2007

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Feb. 21

Ash Wednesday

8:30 a.m. - The Longboat Key-Lido Key-St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce holds a networking seminar at the chamber office, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2466. Fee applies.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - The Longboat Key-Lido Key-St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce holds a Nooner Luncheon North, Sun House Restaurant. Information: 383-2466.

Noon - The Anna Maria Garden Club meets to hear about roses from Orban Nursery's Jerry Lybrand at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-2607.

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Community Center hosts duplicate bridge at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Community Center presents a stepping-stone craft class, St. Bernard Catholic Church activity hall, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

 

Thursday, Feb. 22

9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. - The Anna Maria Island Art League hosts a yoga class, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Diana Kelly teaches sewing, embroidery and quilting at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 795-8945.

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Cheryl Jorgensen conducts a watercolor demonstration at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island gallery, 5413 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

7 p.m. - Bingo gets called at the Annie Silver Community Center, corner of 23rd Street and Avenue C, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1915.

 

Friday, Feb. 23

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Larry Auerbach offers instruction in bridge play through the Anna Maria Island Community Center at the Volunteer Fire Hall, 201 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. to noon - Line dancing sponsored by the Anna Maria Community Center takes place at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. - The 42nd annual Antique Collectible Show benefiting local children's groups through the Service Club of Manatee County takes place at the Manatee Convention and Civic Center, U.S. Highway 41 and Haben Boulevard. Information: 792-2555. Fee applies.

 

Saturday, Feb. 24

7:30 a.m. to noon - The Southeastern Guide Dogs' 21st Annual Walkathon takes place at Manatee County Fairgrounds IMC Arena in Palmetto. Information: www.guidedogs.org.

8:30 a.m. - The Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club meets for breakfast and to hear a guest speaker from Publix talk about the Island store and its impact at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach. Information: www.annamariakiwanis.org.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Island Baptist Church youth group-sponsored car wash and bake sale to raise funds for their planned summer camp at Panama Beach, Fla., at Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - The 42nd annual Antique Collectible Show benefiting local children's groups through the Service Club of Manatee County takes place at the Manatee Convention and Civic Center, U.S. Highway 41 and Haben Boulevard. Information: 792-2555. Fee applies.

10:15 a.m. - The Holmes Beach Civic Association holds its annual meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-9315.

Sunday, Feb. 25

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - The 42nd annual Antique Collectible Show benefiting local children's groups through the Service Club of Manatee County takes place at the Manatee Convention and Civic Center, U.S. Highway 41 and Haben Boulevard. Information: 792-2555. Fee applies.

Monday, Feb. 26

9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. - The Anna Maria Island Art League hosts a yoga class, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. - The Widowed Persons Support Group of Anna Maria Island Community Center meets for a talk with Suki Janisch about Southeastern Guide Dogs at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908.

4 p.m. - Mote Marine Laboratory hosts a Monday@Mote program featuring Dr. Ernest Estevez of the Center for Coastal Ecology, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441, ext. 691.

7 p.m. - Mote Marine Laboratory hosts a special lecture, "The Secret Life of Lobsters," 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441, ext. 691.

7 p.m. - "Conscious Man in the Ray of Creation" - a video presentation of ancient ideas for inner development as taught by Gurdjieff/Ouspensky, is presented by "The Work," a Fourth Way School at Gulf Gate Public Library, 7112 Curtiss Ave, Sarasota. Information: 539-5300.

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Noon - Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. The speaker is visiting Rotarian Don Staley, who will talk about his club's project, Operation Limbs, which provides artificial limbs to those injured by land mines. Information: 447-5362.

2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Photographer Steven Katzman presents photographs from his latest book, "The Face Of Forgiveness -Salvation and Redemption," at the Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811.

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - All Island Denominations continues "Inquiring Minds" with a discussion of the Old Testament Book of Genesis at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4579.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 28

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. - The Longboat Key-Lido Key-St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce holds a Good Morning, LBK Breakfast at the chamber office. Information: 383-2466.

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce holds its business card exchange at Walker Title, 5914 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1541.

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - The Longboat Key-Lido Key-St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce holds a Business After Hours program at Fred's Restaurant in Sarasota. Information: 383-2466.

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - A group for parents and grandparents sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Community Center meets at the School for Constructive Play, 304 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Ongoing:

  • Dr. Kenneth Alonso discusses Christian mystics in "The Way of the Heart," 7 p.m. Mondays through March 26 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach.
  • Genevieve Alban is the featured artist in February at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
  • The work of artist Richard Thomas is exhibited at the Anna Maria Island Art League in February. Also, a variety of classes - from basic drawing to stained glass to oil painting - are under way at the gallery and studio, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.
  • Horseshoes get tossed in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m., with warmups at 8:45 a.m.
  • The Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., opens on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. with the smell of "Settler's Bread," available for $4 a loaf. Also, the museum hosts an array of 30 antique hand mirrors in February while an exhibit of World War I sheet music, wood decoys and antique tools is set up at the nearby Belle Haven Cottage. Information: 746-4556.
  • The Anna Maria Island Community Center hosts a variety of programs and classes through the season at various locations. Mondays through Fridays, for example, the center hosts a morning yoga class. Information: 778-1908.
  • In February, the Longboat Key Center for the Arts hosts "Creationism vs. Evolution" - the work of Fernando Madridejos in the Glen Gallery, the work of sculptor Jorge Marin in the members gallery and a fundraising exhibit in the Durante Gallery, 6860 Longboat Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2345. Fee applies.
  • Nature photographer Joe Fletcher is the "Artist of the Month" at the Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6648.

Coming up:

  • March 2 is the opening reception for the student exhibit, which runs through April 6, at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.
  • March 3 the Longboat Key Garden Club hosts the 31st annual Home and Garden Tour at select homes. Information: 383-8030. Fee applies.

Save the Date:

  • The Tingley Memorial Library Annual Book Sale takes place March 3, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-1208.

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