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Islander Calendar – 10-6-2010

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. Fee applies.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business lunch at the Bridge Tender Inn, 135 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.
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.
4 p.m. — Fishing class for kids begins at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

Thursday, Oct. 7
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.— “Roguetoberfest” at the Waterfront Restaurant, 111 Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1515. Fee applies.
8 p.m. — Opening night of “The Ladies of the Camellias” at the Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through Oct. 17. Information: 941-778-5755. Fee applies.

Friday, Oct. 8
11:30 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Community Center golf outing at the IMG Golf and Country Club, 5500 34th St., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — “Here and New” artists reception at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Exhibit runs through Nov. 7. Information: 941-778-2099.
6 to 9 p.m. — Oktoberfest at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813. Fee applies.
6:30 to 9 p.m. — Singer/Songwriter night at the Back Alley, 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1800.

Saturday, Oct. 9
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Rummage sale at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769.

Sunday, Oct. 10
3 p.m. — Blessing of the animals at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.
7:30 p.m. — Auditions for “Last Train to Nibroc” at the Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755.

Monday, Oct. 11
11 a.m. — “Life: A History of Life on Earth” with Jeff Rodgers at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Oct. 12
Noon — Jerry St. Germain of the Navy League of the United States speaks to the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
2 to 6 p.m. — Flu shots at Publix, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies.
6 p.m. — “Opera on the Island” video viewing and discussion at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

Wednesday, Oct. 13
11 a.m. — Einstein Circle Discussion Group meets at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. Fee applies.
11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies of the Anna Maria Island Players luncheon at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431. Fee applies.

Off-Island Events:
Thursday, Oct. 7
5 to 7 p.m. — “Connexions” season opening featuring the “Common Ground” and “Ageless Creativity” exhibits at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-383-2345.
7 p.m. — “Antigone Now” performed by the Asolo Repertory Theatre in the Spanish Courtyard at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Saturday, Oct. 9
7 p.m. — Artinsight-Sarasota artists’ reception at Living Walls, 1311 Main St., Sarasota. Exhibit runs through Oct. 23. Information: 941-779-2106.

Wednesday, Oct. 13
7 to 9 p.m. — Exploring the Future of Energy: “The Electric Sunshine State” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

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

Coming Up:
• Oct. 14, “Buena Vista Social Club” screening, South Florida Museum.
• Oct. 14, Old Florida Storytelling, Manatee Village Historical Park.
• Oct. 15, World Party, South Florida Museum.
• Oct. 15, “Coraline,” Reels at Rossi Park.
• Oct. 15-16, Bayfest.
• Oct. 16, Plant sale, Palma Sola Botanical Park.
• Oct. 16, ArtSlam, downtown Bradenton.
• Oct. 16, Mainly Art bazaar, downtown Bradenton.
• Oct. 16, Boating class, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81.

Save the Date:
• Oct. 20, Program for college-bound teens, Island Branch Library.
• 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.
• Oct. 28, Red Ribbon Breakfast, Pirate City Complex.
• Nov. 6, Snooty’s Gala.
• Nov. 12-14, ArtsHop.
• Nov. 13-14, Discover Egmont Key.
• Dec. 11-12, Winterfest.

AME school calendar
• Oct. 14, after-school meeting of Parent Teacher Organization.
• 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 to school, Fall Festival begins at 11 a.m.
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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