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Islander Calendar – 01-12-2011

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Wednesday, Jan. 12

11:30 a.m. — The Off-Stage Ladies of the Island Players luncheon at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-518-4431. Fee applies.

Thursday, Jan. 13

6:30 p.m. — Smoke-free bingo at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1915.

Friday, Jan. 14

5 to 8 p.m. — Dolphin Dash 5k pre-registration and early packet pickup at Holy Cow Ice Cream, 3234 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-383-9675.

5:30 p.m. — Mural dedication by the Artists Guild of Anna Maria in the Island Shopping Center, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Artists reception for the 17th annual James Pay Exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Reception for watercolor artist Dee Pastorius at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

6 p.m. — Reception for married artists Mariarose and Roger Rockerfeller at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

Saturday, Jan. 15

7 to 11 a.m. — Dolphin Dash 5K and 1-mile fun run begins at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-383-9675. Fee applies.

8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting with guest speaker Cindy Russell from the Manatee County Historical Library at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.

10 a.m. to noon — Acrylic painting demonstration by Shirley Dean at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

Sunday, Jan. 16

6:30 p.m. — The Redeemed Quartet in concert followed by fellowship at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719.

Monday, Jan. 17

Noon — Anna Maria Island Democratic Club lunch with guest speaker Susan MacManus at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-0564. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Jan. 18

Noon — Roger Murphree, president of the Anna Maria Island Privateers, will discuss the krewe’s 40th anniversary plans at the Rotary Club of Anna Maria lunch at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-1965.

Wednesday, Jan. 19

Noon — Anna Maria Garden Club presentation on African violets at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

2 p.m. — Tim Oldread will speak about Mote Marine Laboratory 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, 12:30 p.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 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Inquiring Minds study group at Gloria Dei Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.

• Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

• Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Settlers bread is available at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society museum shop, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

• 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.

• Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon, the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra rehearse at the First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-7853.

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

Off-Island:

Wednesday, Jan. 12

7 to 9 p.m. — “New Life Form Discovered: So What?” science discussion at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

Thursday, Jan. 13

5 to 7 p.m. — Opening night reception for artist David Leffel and Bill Buchman at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2345.

5 to 10 p.m. — Manatee County Fair opening night at 1402 14th Ave. W., Palmetto. Fair runs through Jan. 23. Information: 941-722-1639. Fee applies.

7:30 p.m. — “Hairspray” opens at Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Jan. 30. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee applies.

Friday, Jan. 14

6 p.m. — Sunshine State Film Series: “Knuckleball” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Saturday, Jan. 15

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution genealogy seminar at the Central Library, 1301 First Ave., Bradenton. Information: 941-729-9011. Fee applies.

1 to 3 p.m. — Freshwater fishing tackle and equipment clinic for kids with Capt. Andy Lee at the Bradenton Women’s Club, 1705 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Information: 941-896-6541. Kids under age 6 free.

Wednesday, Jan. 19

10 a.m. — Bradenton Opera Guild lunch featuring Sarasota Opera Studio Artists at the IMG Country Club at El Conquistador, 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy., Bradenton. Information: 941-776-2850.

Coming Up:

• Jan. 20, Aging in Paradise Resource Center opening, Longboat Key Club and Resort.

• Jan. 20, “Moonlight and Magnolias” opens, Island Players.

• Jan. 20, Watercolor demonstration, Artists Guild Gallery.

• Jan. 21, Sunshine State Film Series: “The Perez Family” South Florida Museum.

• Jan. 21, Florida Arbor Day seminar, Riverfront Theater, Bradenton.

• Jan. 22, Fifth Annual Young Artists Solo Competition, Palma Sola Presbyterian Church.

• Jan. 22, Oil painting demonstration, Island Gallery West.

• Jan. 22, Artist reception for Maro Lorimer, Studio at Gulf and Pine.

• Jan. 22, Yard sale, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

• Jan. 25, Manatee Forum Republican Women Federated meeting, Bradenton Country Club.

Save the Date:

• Jan. 27, Fashion show, St. Bernard Catholic Church.

• Feb. 10, Jazz Fest, Sandbar Pavilion.

• Feb. 13, AMICCO concert.

• April 2, An Affaire to Remember, Anna Maria Island Community Center.

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.

Anna Maria Elementary calendar

Save the date for the following Anna Maria Elementary School happenings:

• Jan. 10, 3:15 p.m., School Advisory Board meeting.

• Jan. 10, Parent-Teacher Organization board meeting immediately following SAC.

• Jan. 14, 5 to 8 p.m., Dolphin Dash early packet pickup at Holy Cow Ice Cream, 3234 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.

• Jan. 15, 8 to 11 a.m., fifth annual Dolphin Dash 5k and 1-mile fun run.

• Jan. 18-Feb. 4, school choice open enrollment period.

• Jan. 20, Parent-Teacher Organization fundraiser day with Holmes Beach Domino’s Pizza.

AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-708-5525.


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