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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Jan. 28
8 to 9 a.m. - "Good Morning Longboat Key" member breakfast at the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8217.

Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.

4:30 to 6 p.m. - "Educating Jane" teen girl's life-skills club at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

5 to 7 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Business card exchange at Tropic Isle Motel, 101 22nd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1541.

6 p.m. - Family storytime at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Thursday, Jan. 29
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - Tai Chi with Wayne Crosby at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Club Bamboo open house at 2502 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-6671 ext. 404.

6:30 p.m. - Island Garden Club pot-luck dinner at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 224-4399.

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

Friday, Jan. 30
12:15 to 2:15 p.m. - "Beads in Fashion" class with Dawn Gurtner at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

8 p.m. - Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks concert at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 953-4252. Fee applies.

Saturday, Jan. 31
8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0355.

10 a.m. to noon - Watercolor demonstration by Shirley Rush Dean at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6648.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Book sale at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Islandfest art show at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 379-0951.

10:30 a.m. - Reptiles presentation at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.

2 p.m. - Leon Merian big band concert at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

2 to 3 p.m. - Save Anna Maria Inc. meeting at Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-9390.

Sunday, Feb. 1
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Islandfest art show at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 379-0951.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Photography exhibit by Richard Stewart opens at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6648.

2 p.m. - Tribute to Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-5252. Fee applies.

3 p.m. - Music ministry hymn festival and concert at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769. Offering accepted for Project Light Literacy Center of Manatee.

Monday, Feb. 2
10:15 a.m. - Gulf Coast Writers present "Me Tarzan, You Jane" author Dick Hennessey at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 761-9036.

1 to 2 p.m. - Stepping stone crafts with Glen LeFerve at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

4:30 to 6 p.m. - "Roots and Shoots" teen environmental program at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6:30 p.m. - Artists Guild of Anna Maria present Kaleidoscope Musical Theater from Children's Haven at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1788.

7 p.m. - "From Beach to Bay: Tracking Migratory Turtles" with Tony Tucker at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Feb. 3
Noon to 3:30 p.m. -Friendly bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Noon to 4 p.m. - AARP driver safety course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158. Fee applies.

1 to 2 p.m. - Stepping stone crafts with Glen LeFerve at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

1 to 4 p.m. - Veterans' service officer at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Appointments: 749-3030.

4:30 to 6 p.m. - Al Hixon's "It's Jazz from Dixie to Dizzy" concert at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2345. Fee applies.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Elementary Kid's Karaoke night at Beef O'Brady's, 6703 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 761-1444.

7 to 9 p.m. - Boating skills and seamanship program at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Building, 5801 53rd Ave. Ct. W., Bradenton. Information: 761-4303. Fee applies.

7:30 to 9 p.m. - Al Hixon's "It's Jazz from Dixie to Dizzy" concert at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 383-2345. Fee applies.

8 p.m. - Opening night of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Feb. 4
7 to 8 a.m. - Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.

Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.

Noon to 4 p.m. - AARP driver safety course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158. Fee applies.

4:30 to 6 p.m. - "Educating Jane" teen girl's life-skills club at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6 p.m. - Family storytime at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Ongoing:

  • "Quintessential Contemporary" exhibit at Northern Trust Bank, 540 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, through Jan. 29. Information: 329-2685.
  • "10th Annual James Pay" exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Jan. 30. Information: 778-2099.
  • Manatee County Fair at 17th Street and 13th Avenue, Palmetto, through Jan. 31. Information: 722-1639. Fee applies.
  • Oil paintings by Erin Huybrechts at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Jan. 31. Information: 778-1259.
  • "The King and I" at the Manatee Players' Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Feb. 1. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
  • "Living Art Collection" at Garcia Gallery, 917 12th Ave. W., Bradenton, through Feb. 4. Information: 746-8743.
  • "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" at the Riverfront Theater, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Feb. 8. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
  • Richard Stewart photography exhibit at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Feb. 14. Information: 778-6648.
  • Sew For Fun with Diana Kelly at the Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, through March 18. Information: 792-6934.
  • "Souvenirs of Florida: The Tasteful and the Tacky" at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through March 21. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.
  • Watercolor sessions with Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through May 25. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the Annunciation meeting in Lowe Hall Feb. 5.
  • Glass painting at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Feb. 6.
  • Opening reception at Anna Maria Island Art League Feb. 6.
  • "Black Tie at the Ranch" at the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club Feb. 7.
  • Comic Rich Praytor at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Feb. 7.
  • Save Anna Maria Inc. meeting at the Island Branch Library Feb. 7.
  • Wild bird rescue training class at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary Feb. 7.
  • Sweet Adelines concert at Neel Performing Arts Center Feb. 7.
  • Jacobite Pipe and Drum Band at Neel Performing Arts Center Feb. 8.
  • "Mostly Mozart" Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra & Chorus concert at Island Baptist Church Feb. 8.
  • Democratic Women's Club present Betty Castor at the Sandbar restaurant Feb. 9.
  • "Tammy Turtle" author Suzanne Tate at the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch Store Feb. 9.
  • Internet class at the Island Branch Library Feb. 9.
  • Minnesota and Wisconsin clubs luncheon at the American Legion Club Feb. 10.
  • "Writings of Abraham Lincoln" at the Island Branch Library Feb. 10.
  • Pianist Joyce Valentine at Neel Performing Arts Center, Bradenton Feb. 10.
  • Friends book club at the Island Branch Library Feb. 11.
  • Kiwanis Valentines Day Big Band Benefit Dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Feb. 12.

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