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Date of Issue: May 26, 2010

Islander Calendar

Wednesday, May 26

        5 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Business Card Exchange hosted by The Bridge Street Merchants, 117 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

        7 p.m. — The Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, hosts an annual membership meeting and scholarship awards reception. Information: 941-778-3959.

Friday, May 28

        6 p.m. to 9 p.m. — The Back Alley, 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, hosts a benefit for Mote Marine Laboratory/Gulf Coast Oil Spill Response. Information: 941-778-1800.

Saturday, May 29

        8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island hosts guest speaker Rose Quin Bare of the Manatee Operation Military Troop Support at Café on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

        9 a.m. to 7 p.m. — The Rotary Club of Anna Maria holds a Food-Raiser at the Public super market in Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1880.

        9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — West Manatee Fire Rescue Auxiliary garage sale at the historic fire station, 201 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-720-0426.

Sunday, May 30

        6 p.m. — Luau for middle school students hosted by CrossPointe Fellowship on the beach south of Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719.

Monday, May 31

        Noon — Beach gathering for middle school students featuring music and games hosted by CrossPointe Fellowship on the beach south of Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719.

Tuesday, June 1

        6 p.m. — Beach gathering for middle school students featuring music and games hosted by CrossPointe Fellowship on the beach south of Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719.

Wednesday, June 2

        6 p.m. — Pizza dinner for middle school students at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719.

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.

        • 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.

        • 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.

OFF-ISLAND EVENTS

Saturday, May 29

        4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. — “Plunder Fest” benefit concert hosted by the Anna Maria Island Privateers at Ace’s Lounge, 4393 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton. Information: 941-238-8974. Fee applies.

Coming Up:

        • June 3, Intergenerational Garden volunteer work meeting, Annie Silver Community Center.

        • June 4-6, Cortez Yacht Club Hook ’Em and Cook ’Em fishing tournament.

        • June 5, Boating safety course, Anna Maria Island Power Squadron.

        • June 5-6, the 10th annual Island Blood Drive.

Save the Date:

        • June 14-18, Vacation Bible school at St. Bernard Catholic Church.

        • June 26, Seafood Fest Biker Bash benefit for the Maritime Museum, Cortez Kitchen.

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

AME school calendar

        • 6 p.m. May 27, voices of Anna Maria performance.

        • May 28, second-grade dance.

        • May 31, no school.

        • 9 a.m. June 3, third- and fourth-grade awards assembly.

        • 9 a.m. June 4, fifth-grade awards assembly.

        • June 4, early out 1:15.

        • June 8, fifth-grade luncheon at the BeachHouse Restaurant.

        • June 9, last day of classes.

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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