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Date of Issue: April 28, 2010

Islander Calendar

Wednesday, April 28

    11 a.m. — Einstein Circle discussion about U.S. foreign policy at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

    5 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at the Anna Maria Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

Friday, April 30

    6 p.m. — Family night film screening of “Relating with Money” at Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719.

Saturday, May 1

    3 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Relay for Life begins at Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

Sunday, May 2

    7 a.m. — Children’s Academy of Southwest Florida Inc. annual Island Run 5k begins at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria. Information: 941-798-8862.

Monday, May 3

    6:30 p.m. — Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island meeting at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

Tuesday, May 4

    Noon — The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meeting with guest Ava Ehde, Island Library Supervisor, at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.

Wednesday, May 5

    11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business luncheon at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

    1:15 p.m. – Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7631.

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.

    • The third Wednesday of each month, noon, the Anna Maria Island Garden Club meets at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2809.

    • 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.

    • 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.

OFF-ISLAND EVENTS

Thursday, April 29

7 p.m. — Visions of the Future Film Series: Fahrenheit 451 at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131 ext. 27. Fee applies.

7 p.m. — Outdoor Spring Fling concert at State College of Florida, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-5252. Fee applies.

Friday, April 30

6:30 p.m. — Cuban trade program at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 813-396-2327.

Saturday, May 1

    6 p.m. — Geckofest Gala Dinner Auction at Courtyard by Marriott Riverfront, 100 Riverfront Drive W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Proceeds benefit school visual arts programs.

Coming Up:

• May 6, Visions of the Future Film Series: “Planet of the Apes,” South Florida Museum.

    • May 8, Sarasota Bay Watch Sister Keys clean-up.

    • May 8, Kids fishing contest, Green Bridge fishing pier.

    • May 8, Boating course, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla.

    • May 12, Art reception, All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church Art Gallery, Longboat Key.

Save the Date:

    • May 13, St. Bernard Catholic Church and Episcopal Church of the Annunciation women’s luncheon.

    • May 15, Crosspointe Fellowship women’s group meeting.

    • May 15, Snooks Adam’s Kids Day.

    • May 21, Bootleg concert, State Theatre.

AME calendar

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

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

    • May 13, fifth-grade field trip to Busch Gardens.

    • May 14, fourth-grade gardeners trip for lunch at Beach Bistro.

    • May 25, Parent Teacher Organization dinner and fifth-grade performance.

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

Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.

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