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Date of Issue: March 02, 2006

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Feb. 22

8 to 9 a.m. - "Good Morning, Longboat Key" at the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2466.

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - "Natural Capitalism" seminar with Rocky Mountain Institute at Manatee Community College, Center for Innovation and Technology in Lakewood Ranch. Information: 309-1200, ext. 203. Fee applies.

12:30 to 4 p.m. - Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Stepping-stone craft class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6:30 p.m. - "Real Life Conference" with Ron Lynch at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.

7 to 9 p.m. - "Linkages: Land, Water, Bay" landscape forum at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 779-0160.

Thursday, Feb. 23

10:30 a.m. - Author of "You're Stepping on My Cloak and Dagger" Roger Hall at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

2:30 to 4 p.m. - Basics of Interior Design four-week course with Bettina Sego of Bettina Sego Interiors at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Friday, Feb. 24

Noon to 2 p.m. - One-stroke painting class with Jo Gustavsen at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6 to 9 p.m. - Smooth Jazz with the Vee Magsax Project on St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

6 to 10 p.m. - Parents Night Out babysitting service for toilet-trained children to age 12 at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-2979.

7:30 p.m. - "The Met Stars," featuring Stuart Neill, Meagan Miller and Joseph Spinella, at the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies.

Saturday, Feb. 25

8 a.m. - Manatee Firefighters all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at WMFR Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies.

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Trinkets and Treasures yard sale at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 778-8408.

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club meeting with Manatee County Tax Collector Ken Burton at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

9 a.m. - Orange Blossom Festival at Mixon Fruit Farms, 2712 26th Ave. E., Bradenton, featuring Anna Maria Island Wildlife Rehabilitation and more. Information: 748-5829.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Street sale at Pines Trailer Park, 103 Church St., Bradenton Beach.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Rummage sale at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Digital photography class with Andy Little at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6:15 p.m. - Mardi Gras party at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 792-7433, or 778-4769. Fee applies. CANCELED.

7:30 p.m. - "The Met Stars," featuring Stuart Neill, Meagan Miller and Joseph Spinella, at the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies.

Sunday, Feb. 26

3 to 5 p.m. - "Renewal in American Judaism" with Rabbi David Starr at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

Monday, Feb. 27

9 a.m. - Island Widowed Persons support group at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

4 and 7 p.m. - "Feeding the Nation: The Aquaculture Alternative" lecture presentation by Kevan Main at Mote Immersion Cinema, 1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

8:30 a.m. to noon - Mangrove pruning seminar at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 861-9804. Fee applies.

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. - Questions about Medicare Part D enrollment answered by Michael Vejins at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1541.

11:45 a.m. - Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island lunch with guest Dick Crippen, television sports commentator, at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 713-0042. Fee applies.

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. - Florida mystery writer James Swain lecture and book signing at Mote Marine Laboratory's Buchanan Room, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.

Wednesday, March 1

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

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - "Many Faces, One Story" Manatee Heritage Days exhibition at Family Heritage House Museum, Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St., Bradenton. Information: 752-5319.

1 p.m. - Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island meeting at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Ongoing:

  • "All Nude Review" artists exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Feb. 24. Information: 778-2099.
  • "Heaven Can Wait" at Manatee Community College, John James Studio Theatre, 26th Street at 60th Avenue West, Bradenton, through Feb. 25. Information: 752-5252. Fee applies.
  • Paintings by Lee Mears at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Feb. 28. Information: 778-6648.
  • "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.
  • "Many Faces, One Story" Manatee Heritage Days exhibition at Family Heritage House Museum, Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, through March 30. Information: 752-5319.

Upcoming:

  • Fashion Show at St. Bernard Catholic Church March 2.
  • Saltwater fishing course at the Education Center, Longboat Key, March 2.
  • Religious Art & Artifacts Exhibit at the Church of the Annunciation March 3.
  • Blood drive at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce March 3.
  • "Movie and a Martini" at the Women's Resource Center, Bradenton, March 3.
  • "Gotta Dance" at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 3.
  • Island Heritage Day at the Island Historical Museum March 4.
  • Food for Life cooking class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 4.
  • The Great Manatee History Mystery Tour at Manatee Village Historical Park, Bradenton, March 4.
  • Florida Democratic Party Chair Karen Thurman at the Sandbar restaurant March 5.
  • Musicians Out of the Box concert at First United Methodist Church, Bradenton, March 5.
  • The Jazz Connection at Bishop Planetarium, Bradenton, March 5.
  • Annual Run for the Turtles at Siesta Key Beach March 5.
  • Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island Branch Library March 6.
  • Pickle-Ball demonstration at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 6.

Save the Date:

  • Dream Classics Concert/Dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 10.
  • Celebrate Longboat Key at the Longboat Key Club March 11.
  • Flea market at Harvey Memorial Community Church March 11.
  • Model ships and boats at the Manatee Civic Center March 11-12.
  • St. Patrick's Day breakfast at the Moose Lodge March 17.
  • Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes March 18.
  • Island Garden Tour April 1.

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