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Islander Calendar – 11-24-2010

Wednesday, Nov. 24
7 p.m. — All Island Denominations Thanksgiving Eve Ecumenical Service at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Participants are asked to bring a canned food offering. Information: 941-778-4769.

Thursday, Nov. 25
2 p.m. — Community Thanksgiving dinner at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Reservations: 941-778-0414.

Friday, Nov. 26
Noon to 4 p.m. — Dodgeball tournament at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

Saturday, Nov. 27
Noon to 4 p.m. — Dodgeball tournament at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

Sunday, Nov. 28
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Bridge St. Market, 107 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

Tuesday, Nov. 30
11:30 a.m. — Duplicate bridge at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive W., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.
Noon — Shea Farmer, special agent with the Department of Homeland Security, will speak at the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meeting at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-1965.

Wednesday, Dec. 1
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce networking lunch at The Feast Restaurant 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.
1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meets 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 Kirby Stewart Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee applies. Information: 941-794-3390.
• Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m., duplicate bridge at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive W., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.
• Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Coffee and Conversations for Seniors at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
• 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 the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.
• Saturdays, 9:30 a.m., Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra host open rehearsals at the First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-7853.

OFF-ISLAND EVENTS
Saturday, Nov. 27
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Poinsettia garden open house at Orban’s Nursery, 9601 Ninth Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-792-8009. Proceeds benefit Southeastern Guide Dogs.

Wednesday, Dec. 1
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — “Festival of Trees” at the Powel Crosley Estate, One Seagate Drive, Sarasota, through Dec. 8. Information: 941-722-3244. Fee applies.
5:30 p.m. — Canned food drive at West Manatee Fire Rescue Station No. 4, 407 67th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-379-8023.

Coming Up:
• Dec. 2, “Last Train to Nibroc” opens, Island Players theater.
• Dec. 2, Ed Brickman artist reception, Longboat Key Center for the Arts.
• Dec. 3, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce-Privateers-Islander Lighted Parade Night.
• Dec. 3, Downtown Holmes Beach Holiday Open House.
• Dec. 3, Maitte Van Arsdel’s artist reception, Island Gallery West.
• Dec. 3, Basket-maker Kay Johnson reception, Artists Guild Gallery.
• Dec. 3, Artist reception, Dancing Crane Gallery.
• Dec. 3, Film screening of “Toyland,” South Florida Museum.
• Dec. 4, Quilter’s holiday bazaar, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
• Dec. 4, Ninth Annual Lester Family Fun Day, Anna Maria Island Community Center.
• Dec. 4, Rummage sale, St. Bernard Catholic Church.
• Dec. 4, “Toys, Toys, Toys” family night, South Florida Museum.
• Dec. 4-5, Decorator Showhouse.
• Dec. 5, Florida Suncoast Watercolor exhibit opening, Studio at Gulf and Pine.
• Dec. 7, Cortez Village holiday party.
• Dec. 7, Manasota Genealogical Society, Manatee County Central Library.

Save the Date:
• Dec. 11, Privateers Christmas Parade with Santa Claus.
• Dec. 11-12, Winterfest.
• Dec. 18, Christmas on Bridge Street and Lighted Boat Parade.

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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