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Date of Issue: June 02, 2010

Islander Calendar

Wednesday, June 2

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

Thursday, June 3

        5 p.m. — Intergenerational garden volunteer work meeting at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach.

Friday, June 4

        7 p.m. — Hook ’em and Cook ’em Fish Tournament captain’s meeting at Rotten Ralph’s, 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-6601.

Saturday, June 5

        9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Island blood drive to benefit Island nonprofits at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 800-682-5663.

Sunday, June 6

        9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Island blood drive to benefit Island nonprofits at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 800-682-5663.

        Noon to 6 p.m. — Hook ’em and Cook ’em Fish Tournament “All U Can Eat” awards banquet at the Bayside Banquet Hall, 4628 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-794-6601. Fee applies.

Tuesday, June 8

        Noon — Rotary Club of Anna Maria meets with guest speaker Cindi Doragh to discuss youth exchange programs at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.

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.

        • 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

Friday, June 4

        6 to 9 p.m. — ArtWalk reception for Island artist Sara Gafvert at the Manatee County Cultural Alliance Gallery, 926 12th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2223.

Saturday, June 5

        8:30 a.m. — Boating safety course at the Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-795-0482. Fee applies.

Coming Up:

        • June 11, artist reception, Island Gallery West.

        • June 12-13, St, Armands Circle Craft Festival.

        • June 13, Anna Maria Island Privateers car, truck and bike show, Mexicali Border Cafe.

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

        • June 16, Making Sense of Sharks teen program, Island Branch Library.

Save the Date:

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

AME school calendar

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

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

        • June 4, early out 1:15 p.m.

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

        • June 9, last day of school.

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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