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Islander Calendar – 01-26-2011

Wednesday, Jan. 26

5 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at Creative Native, 8208 Cortez Road W., Suite 1, Bradenton. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Historical Society meeting with guest speaker Sandy Haas-Martens, a Holmes Beach commissioner, at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-779-2757.

Thursday, Jan. 27

Noon — Fashion show luncheon at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769. Fee applies.

Friday, Jan. 28

8:50 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Watercolor painting class with Mark Polamcheck at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-761-4695. Fee applies.

Saturday, Jan. 29

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Book sale at Annie Silver Community Center, 102 23rd Ave., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.

8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island hosts a guest speaker from the South Florida Museum at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.

8:50 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Watercolor painting class with Mark Polamcheck at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-761-4695. Fee applies.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Household hazardous waste and e-scrap collection at Coquina Beach Gulfside parking area in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-798-6761.

10 a.m. to noon — Watercolor seascape painting demonstration by Caroline Whitmore at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

10:30 a.m. — Save Anna Maria Inc. meeting at the Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-4255.

2 p.m. — Paul Stonebridge discusses travel to Romania and Transylvania at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-63141.

Ongoing:

• Through Jan. 30, “Hairspray” at Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee applies.

• Through Feb. 6, “Moonlight and Magnolias” at the Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755. Fee applies.

• 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.     • Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., smoke-free bingo at Annie Silver Community Center, 102 23 rd Ave., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1915.

• 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., Outdoor market on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

OFF ISLAND

Wednesday, Jan. 26
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Harmony and Jazz concert featuring Ozanda Gray at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2345. Fee applies.

Thursday, Jan. 27
7 p.m. — Manatee County School District town hall meeting at Bayshore High School, 5401 34th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-650-8378.
8 to 10 p.m. — Jazz Meets Folk and Blues concert featuring Cincinnati-based Wild Carrot band at the Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-8811. Fee applies.

Friday, Jan. 28
6 p.m. — Sunshine State Film Series: “Key Largo” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Coming Up:

• Feb. 3, Jazz at the Center concert, Longboat Key Center for the Arts.

• Feb. 4, Vineology, South Florida Museum.

• Feb. 4, Fernando Madridejos art reception, Dancing Crane Gallery, Bradenton.

• Feb. 4-5, Book sale, Island Branch Library.

• Feb 5, Magic of Manatees concert, Neel Performing Arts Center.

• Feb. 5, Watercolor demonstration, Island Gallery West.

Save the Date:

• Feb. 9, Wisconsin Day, St. Bernard Catholic Church.

• Feb. 10, Jazz Fest, Sandbar pavilion.

• Feb. 10, Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Big Band Sweetheart Dance, Anna Maria Island Community Center.

• Feb. 11-13, Sarasota Shell Show, Manatee Convention Center.

• Feb. 12-13, Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden Arts and Craft show, Holmes Beach city field.

• Feb. 13, AMICCO concert.

• Feb. 14, Promise Day, sponsored by The Islander and Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public Beach.

• March 5, Heritage Day Festival, Anna Maria Island Historical Museum.

• 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.

AME calendar

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

• Jan. 28, 10 a.m., bullying presentation.

• Feb. 3, tornado drills.

• Feb. 10, 3:15 p.m., Parent-Teacher Organization board meeting.

• Feb. 10-14, Art to Remember fundraiser.

• Feb. 15, 5 p.m., Parent-Teacher Organization dinner.

• Feb. 15, 7 p.m., talent show.

• Feb. 18, second-grade field trip to Ringling Museum.

• Feb. 21, Presidents Day holiday.

• Feb. 24, lock-down drill.

• Feb. 24, progress report distribution.

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

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