Islander Calendar – 9-22-2010

Wednesday, Sept. 22

First day of autumn.

11 a.m. – Einstein Circle Discussion Group meets at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

Thursday, Sept. 23

5 to 7 p.m. – Holmes Beach author Patrick McConnell launches the sale of his book “Government of Deceit” at Time Saver convenience store, 5353 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7845.

Saturday, Sept. 25

9:30 a.m. – REAL Women of Crosspointe Fellowship gathers for Carolyn Overway’s presentation on missionary work in Kenya at 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719.

Sunday, Sept. 26

10 a.m. – Anna Maria Island Privateers’ registration begins for the third annual Shiprek Poker Run at Peggy’s Corral, 4511 U.S. Highway 41 N., Palmetto. Stops include Island locations. Information: 941-720-0426. Fee applies.

Monday, Sept. 27

11:30 a.m. – Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce golf outing at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Sept. 28

4:30 p.m. – Inquiring Minds, a cross-denominational study group, meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4579.


  • 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.
  • 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.


Wednesday, Sept. 22

10:30 a.m. – Bradenton Opera Guild meeting with guest Reyna Carguill, soprano artist from Sarasota Opera, at the IMG Country Club at El Conquistador, 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy., Bradenton. Information: 941-776-2850.

Thursday, Sept. 23

7:30 p.m. – Opening night of “Sunday in the Park with George” at Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Oct. 10. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee applies.

Friday, Sept. 24

5 to 9 p.m. – Friday Fest on the Bay featuring Big Night Out on the Van Wezel lawn, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

Saturday, Sept. 25

8 a.m. – Birding tour of Robinson Preserve with the Manatee County Audubon Society, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-729-2222. Fee applies.

9 to 11 a.m. – Sneak peek of Neal Preserve departs by bicycle from Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501 ext. 4605. Reservations required.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Children’s Summit at the Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-749-3030.

Sunday, Sept. 26

5:30 to 7 p.m. – “Art After Dark” featuring cocktails and live art by S. Rush Dean, Jamie Friedli, Julie Hanson, Cecy Richardson and Carolyn Ritter followed by “Sunday in the Park with George” at Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee applies.

Coming Up:

  • Oct. 2, Kids Fair, Crosspointe Fellowship.
  • Oct. 2, GreenHome Wamalama Green Business Expo, Sarasota County Fairgrounds.
  • Oct. 4, The History of Cortez lecture, Studio at Gulf and Pine.
  • Oct. 4, Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island meeting, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation.
  • Oct. 6, Einstein Circle discussion group, Studio at Gulf and Pine.
  • Oct. 6, Gulf Coast Writers meet, Island Branch Library.
  • Oct. 7, “Ladies of the Camellias” opens, Island Players.
  • Oct. 7, “Roguetoberfest,” Waterfront Restaurant.
  • Oct. 7, “Antigone Now” performance, South Florida Museum.

Save the Date:

  • Oct. 8, Anna Maria Island Community Center Golf Outing, IMG Golf and Country Club.
  • Oct. 8-24, Festival sARTee.
  • Oct. 15, World Party, South Florida Museum.
  • Oct. 15-16, Bayfest.
  • Oct. 16, ArtSlam, downtown Bradenton.
  • Nov. 6, Snooty’s Gala.
  • Nov. 12-14, ArtsHop.
  • Nov. 13-14, Discover Egmont Key.

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