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Islander Calendar – 10-20-2010

Wednesday, Oct. 20
11 a.m. — “Marie Curie — the Matriarch of a Nobel Family” with James Vartuli at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.
Noon — Anna Maria Garden Club presents “Water Conservation” with guest Jack Tichenor from Manatee County Extension Service, at Roser Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-567-5530.
5:30 p.m. — “Popcorn and Politics” Q&A with the candidates, straw poll, and refreshments at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.
5:30 p.m. — Friends of the Island Branch Library present an evening with college resource specialist Debra Landesberg for college bound teens at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Thursday, Oct. 21
6 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chapter of Dining for Women potluck fundraiser at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-896-5827. Proceeds benefit women artisans in Guatemala.
6:30 p.m. — Cancer outreach program for patients, relatives and caretakers at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719. Fee applies.

Friday, Oct. 22
6 p.m. — Full moon celebration featuring a pumpkin carving contest, seed-spitting contest and music by SR64 at the Back Alley, 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1800.

Saturday, Oct. 23
8:30 a.m. — Causeway 4 the Cause walk benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure begins at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-224-7506.

Tuesday, Oct. 26
Noon — Judy Rup will lead a Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island assembly at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.

Wednesday, Oct. 27
6:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Relay for Life kick-off party at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-745-1214.

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, 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 Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.

OFF-ISLAND EVENTS
Wednesday, Oct. 20
10 a.m. — Bradenton Opera Guild meeting with guest performances by Kristen Kemp, Greg Trupiano and members of the Apprentice Artists Program at IMG Academies Country Club at El Conquistador, 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy, Bradenton. Information: 941-776-2850. Fee applies.

Thursday, Oct. 21
11:30 a.m. — Empty Bowls luncheon to benefit the Food Bank of Manatee at Renaissance on Ninth, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-749-0100. Fee includes a bowl handcrafted by local artists.
6 p.m. — World Music Film Series presents “Genghis Blues” with pre-show music by Koko Ray Hansen at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Friday, Oct. 22
10 a.m. — Bradenton Opera Guild host opera singer Julie Maykowski at the Christ Episcopal Church Community Room, 4030 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-755-7426. Fee applies.
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Goblin Gathering featuring costume contest, hayrides, bounce houses at G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33 rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5974. Fee applies.

Saturday, Oct. 23
1 to 3 p.m. — Bradenton Woman’s Club membership tea at 1705 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-727-7416.

Coming Up:
• Oct. 28, Red Ribbon Breakfast, Pirate City Complex.
• Oct. 28, “Hoop Jam,” Robinson Preserve.
• Oct. 28, “Nunsensations” opening night, Manatee Players.
• Oct. 28, World Music Film Series: “Throw Down Your Heart,” South Florida Museum.
• Oct. 29, Creepy Crawly Critter Costume Contest, Islander Newspaper.
• Oct. 29, Trail of Treats in three Island cities.
• Oct. 29-30, “Rocky Horror Picture Show” movie screening, Manatee Players.
• Oct. 30, Fall Festival and Parade, Anna Maria Elementary.
• Oct. 30, Fall Festival, CrossPointe Fellowship.
• Oct. 30, Wagon tours, Robinson Preserve.
• Oct. 30-31, Sarasota Chalk Festival.
• Nov. 1, “Galapagos: Nature, History, Darwin” with Jerry Skalny, Studio at Gulf and Pine.
• Nov. 1, Turkey Bingo, Sandbar Restaurant.

Save the Date:
• Nov. 6, Snooty’s Gala.
• Nov. 7, Daylight saving time ends.
• Nov. 7, Bridge Street Festival.
• Nov. 10, Islander Veteran’s Day Remembrance, Holmes Beach City Hall.
• Nov. 12-14, ArtsHop.
• Nov. 13-14, Discover Egmont Key.
• Nov. 17-20, Sandblast.
• Nov. 19-21, Save the Gulf concert, Holmes Beach City Hall Field.
• Nov. 20, Canine Christmas Festival, Bishop Animal Shelter.
• Dec. 11-12, Winterfest.

AME school calendar
• 6 p.m, Oct. 21, science information night.
• Oct. 25, no school.
• Oct. 28, Parent-teacher conference night.
• 10:30 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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