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Islander Calendar – 12-22-2010

Friday, Dec. 24
7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. — Christmas Eve candlelight worship at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.
10:30 to 11 p.m. — Singing of the carols followed by mass at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
5:30 and 9 p.m. — Christmas Eve service at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

Saturday, Dec. 25
9:30 a.m. — Nativity of Our Lord service at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.
10 a.m. — Nativity of Our Lord service at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
10 a.m. — Christmas day service at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
4 p.m. — Mass at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.

Wednesday, Dec. 29
5:30 p.m. — “Old Junk to New Treasures” craft program for teens at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

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. 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.
• Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Open air market on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

Coming Up:
• Jan. 1, Shamrock Shiver Charity Plunge, Bradenton Beach.
• Jan. 3, Privateers invade Anna Maria City Hall.
• Jan. 5, After Hours Book Club, Tingley Memorial Library.
• Jan. 5, Gulf Coast Writers meeting, Island Branch Library.

Save the Date:
• Jan. 15, Anna Maria Elementary School Dolphin Dash.

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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