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Date of Issue: April 14, 2010

Islander Calendar

Wednesday, April 14

   7:45 a.m. —Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunrise breakfast at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

   11 a.m. — Einstein Circle group discussion “Immigration: What should we do?” at The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

   11:30 a.m. — The Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Island Players luncheon and auction at the Sun House, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

   12:30 p.m. — Garden stepping-stone craft class begins at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

   4:30 p.m. — Wine-tasting benefit for the Anna Maria Island Community Center at Harry’s Continental Kitchen, 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

   5:30 p.m. — “Shaken, not Stirred: The Lives and Loves of Ian Lancaster Fleming” featuring Howard Burnham at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Friday, April 16

   9 a.m. — Holmes Beach Founders Day reception and citizen recognition program, city hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

   5 to 10 p.m. — Holmes Beach Founders Day Celebration featuring live music, food, art vendors and karaoke contest at city hall field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

   7 p.m. — “Got Talent” showcase at Founders Day, city hall field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

   8 p.m. — Island Idols finals at Founders Day, city hall field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

Saturday, April 17

   7:30 a.m. — Skateboard contest at the Pete Lannon Skate Park, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

   8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. — Florida Gulf Coast Small Craft Festival on the waterfront in Cortez. Information: 941-708-6121. www.cortezvillage.org.

   8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island hosts guest speaker Cindi Harrison, Anna Maria Elementary School counselor, at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-8697.

   9 a.m. — Keep Manatee Beautiful “Great American Cleanup” at various locations including Anna Maria City Hall, Kingfish Boat Ramp, Coquina Beach, FISH Preserve and Palma Sola Causeway. Information: 941-795-8272.

   9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Rummage sale at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769.

   9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Holmes Beach Founders Day Celebration featuring live music, food, art vendors and karaoke contest at city hall field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

   2 p.m. — Bookmark craft workshop at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

   2 to 6 p.m. — Island Gallery West celebrates its 20th anniversary with a sidewalk sale, live music and refreshments, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

   6 to 10 p.m. — Parrothead Dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1541.

Sunday, April 18

   8 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Florida Gulf Coast Small Craft Festival on the waterfront in Cortez. Information: 941-708-6121. www.cortezvillage.org.

   8:30 a.m. — Beach yoga south of the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-6836.

   9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Expanded Bridge Street open-air market at 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

   9:30 a.m. — Save The Trolley walk-run from Bridge Street to Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

   10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Beach-to-Bay Eco Day featuring kayak and Jet Ski demonstrations, go-green seminars, live music, Frisbee golf games and more at Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

Monday, April 19

   Noon — Anna Maria Island Democratic Club discusses senior-related legislative issues with Doug Heinlen of AARP at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton. Information: 941-779-0564.

Tuesday, April 20

   Noon — The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island discusses homelessness with guest speaker Angela Walsh of Manatee Children’s Services, at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.

Wednesday, April 21

   11 a.m. — “Watson, Crick, Wilkins: The Story of DNA” lecture at The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

   Noon — Anna Maria Island Garden Club’s final meeting of the season at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

Ongoing:

   • First Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Artists Guild of Anna Maria at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

    • The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee applies. Information: 941-794-3390.

   • Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge Club at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0504.

   • Tuesdays, 4 p.m., Inquiring Minds non-denominational group meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through April. Information: 941-778-4579.

   • Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

   • Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Irish Dancers host dances with instruction at the Tequila Beach Sports Grille, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-2416. Partners not required.

   • Alternating Wednesdays, 11 a.m., memory loss support group at the Longboat Island Chapel Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.

   • Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

   • Thursdays, 6 p.m., Co-Dependents Anonymous group meets on the Island. Call for location: 508-815-7378.

   • Fridays, 11 a.m., Over 39ers group meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.

   • Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.

   • Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Open-air market at 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, through May. Information: 941-518-4431.

   • Through April 23, “Florida Cowboys Collection” at the Manatee County Agricultural Museum, 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto. Information: 941-721-2031.

   • Through April 28, Holmes Beach artist Barbara Hines exhibit at the Arts Council of Manatee County, 926 12th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2223.

OFF-ISLAND EVENTS

Thursday, April 15

   6 to 10 p.m. — Get Down Downtown: A Tribute to Jazz block party on Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton.

7 p.m. — Visions of the Future Film Series: “Metropolis” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131 ext. 27. Fee applies.

Friday, April 16

   6 to 9 p.m. — Cuban Cultural Celebration at South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131 ext. 27. Fee applies.

   7 p.m. — Gecko release party and screening of “Godzilla” at Rossi Park, on the waterfront in downtown Bradenton.

Saturday, April 17

   9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Jazzy Farmer’s Market featuring jazz and Dixieland music by Tom Barrett on Old Main Street, downtown Bradenton.

   1 to 2:30 p.m. — Jazz in the Afternoon at Palmetto Historical Park, 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto. Information: 941-723-1991.

   6 to 9 p.m. — Jazzshow exhibit by abstract artist Lee Baumgard and music by Preston Whaley at the Palmetto Art Center, 907 Fifth St. W., Palmetto. Information: 941-518-2109.

Sunday, April 18

   11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Rancho Regattas program featuring Cuban fishing ranchos at DeSoto National Memorial, 8300 Memorial Hwy., Bradenton. Information: 813-396-2327.

Tuesday, April 20

   7:30 p.m. — “A Chopin Celebration” at Neel Performing Arts Center at State College Florida, 5840 26th St., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-5252. Fee applies.

Wednesday, April 21

   6:30 p.m. — Boating GPS seminar at the Anna Maria Island Sailing Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-795-0482. Fee applies.

Coming Up:

   • April 22, Visions of the Future Film Series: Sleeper, South Florida Museum.

   • April 24, An Affaire to Remember.

   • April 24, Cortez natives picnic, Florida Maritime Museum. CANCELED

Save the Date:

   • May 1-2, Anna Maria Island Relay for Life.

   • May 1, Geckofest Gala Dinner Auction.

   • May 2, Annual Island Run.

AME calendar

    • 8 a.m. April 16, Parent Teacher Organization meeting.

    • 5 p.m. April 21, Book Fair and Science Night.

    • April 27, Parent Teacher Organization dinner and fourth-grade performance.

    • 9 a.m. April 29, school speech contest.

    • 1:30 p.m. April 29, book club meeting.

    For more information, call the school office at 941-708-5525. AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

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