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Islander Calendar – 9-29-2010

Wednesday, Sept. 29
5:30 to 7 p.m. — Longboat Key/Lido Key/St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” at the Anna Maria Olive Oil Outpost, 401 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-383-2466. Fee applies.

Saturday, Oct. 2
8:30 a.m. — Manatee County Commissioner Larry Bustle speaks to the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
9 a.m. to noon — Coastal Cleanup volunteers meet at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria; Kingfish Boat Ramp, Manatee Avenue/State Road 64, Holmes Beach; Coquina Beach, Gulf concession stand, Bradenton Beach; or FISH Preserve, 11601 Cortez Road, Cortez. Information: 941-795-8272.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Kids fair at Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719.
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island “Food Raiser” to benefit All Island Denominations food bank at Publix Super market in Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778- 1880.

Monday, Oct. 4
11 a.m. — “The History of Cortez” with Sam Bell at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.
6:30 p.m. — Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island meeting with guest speaker Suzi Fox, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1788.

Tuesday, Oct. 5
Noon — Jim Dunne will speak to the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.

Wednesday, Oct. 6
11 a.m. — Einstein Circle Discussion Group meets at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.
1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers writing session with Barbara Goff at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7631.

Ongoing:
• 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, 4:30 p.m., Inquiring Minds cross-denominational study group meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 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.
• Fridays, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings to various locations throughout the summer. Information: 941-962-8835.
• 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, Oct. 2
8 a.m. to noon — Open house at Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-729-2222.
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Plant fair at the Manatee County Extension Office, 1303 17th St. W., Palmetto. Information: 941-722-4524.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — GreenHome Wamalama Green Business Expo at Robarts Arena, Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Information: www.wamalama.com.
4 to 9 p.m. — Family Night at the Museum: “Farming, Food and Fun” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Coming Up:
• Oct. 7, “Ladies of the Camellias” opens, Island Players.
• Oct. 7, “Roguetoberfest,” Waterfront Restaurant.
• Oct. 7, “Antigone Now” performance, South Florida Museum.
• Oct. 7, “Connexions” season opening, Longboat Key Center for the Arts.
• Oct. 8, Anna Maria Island Community Center Golf Outing, IMG Golf and Country Club.
• Oct. 8, “Here and New” art reception, Anna Maria Island Art League.
• Oct. 8, Singer-songwriter night, Back Alley.
• Oct. 8-24, Festival sARTee.
• Oct. 9, Rummage sale, St. Bernard Catholic Church.
• Oct. 9, Master gardener nature tour, DeSoto National Memorial.
• Oct. 10, Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island “Sunset” exhibit, SunHouse Restaurant.
• Oct. 11, Life: A History of Life on Earth with Jeff Rodgers, Studio at Gulf and Pine.
• Oct. 12, Opera on the Island, Anna Maria Island Community Center.
• Oct. 12, Flu vaccines, Island Publix.
• Oct. 13, Exploring the Future of Energy: “The Electric Sunshine State,” South Florida Museum.

Save the Date:
• Oct. 15, World Party, South Florida Museum.
• Oct. 15-16, Bayfest.
• Oct. 16, ArtSlam, downtown Bradenton.
• Oct. 21, Empty Bowls luncheon for the Manatee Food Bank.
• Oct. 22, Goblin Gathering, G.T. Bray Park.
• Oct. 23, Causeway 4 the Cause cancer walk.
• Nov. 6, Snooty’s Gala.
• Nov. 12-14, ArtsHop.
• Nov. 13-14, Discover Egmont Key.
• Dec. 11-12, Winterfest.

AME school calendar
• 1:30 p.m. Sept. 30, birthday book club.
• After school Oct. 14, Parent Teacher Organization meeting.
• Oct. 14, picture retake.
• Oct. 15, no school.
• 5-7 p.m, Oct. 19, Parent Teacher Organization dinner followed by third-grade play.
• 6 p.m, Oct. 21, science information night.
• Oct. 25, no school.
• Oct. 28 Parent-teacher conference night.
• 9 a.m, Oct. 30, Fall Festival parade; 11 a.m. Fall Festival.
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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