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Islander Calendar – 02-02-2011

Wednesday, Feb. 2

3 p.m. — Tingley Memorial Library After Hours Book Club will discuss John Grisham’s “Skipping Christmas” at 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-1208.

Friday, Feb. 4

3 to 5 p.m. — Preview of the Island Branch Library book sale, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Membership fee applies.

Saturday, Feb. 5

8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will hear about abstract painting from Bob Lopiccolo at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Book sale at the Island Branch Library book sale, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

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

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — REAL Women Valentine brunch with guest speaker Ginger O’Neill at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719.

10 a.m. to noon — Terry Denson will demonstrate painting tropical foliage at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

Monday, Feb. 7

6:30 p.m. — The Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island will host a presentation on woodcarving at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

7:30 p.m. — Musica Sacra Cantorum choral ensemble presents a “Sublime Love” concert at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-753-8361. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Feb. 8

Noon — Roger Hayward will speak about his trip to Tanzania at the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island lunch at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-1965.

Wednesday, Feb. 9

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — 54th Annual Wisconsin Day at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-746-2312. Fee applies.

11:30 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Garden Club 60th Anniversary celebration at the Key Royale Clubhouse, 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-567-5530.

11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players luncheon at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431. Fee applies.

1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meet with guest speaker Robert Jay Schindler at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7631.

Ongoing:

• 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, 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, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

Off-Island:

Thursday, Feb. 3

3 p.m. and 7 p.m. — “Among the Shadows” a discourse on the spirit world with Madame Morrison at the Powel Crosley Estate, One Seagate Drive, Sarasota. Information: 941-722-3244 ext. 333. Fee applies.

7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Jazz at the Center featuring Al Hixon and his All Star Jazz Band at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2345. Fee applies.

Friday, Feb. 4

9:30 a.m. — Church Women United presents its Human Rights Award to Shirley Pearson at the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.

6 to 9 p.m. — Artist reception for Fernando Madridejos at the Dancing Crane Gallery, 1019 10th Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-744-1333.

6 to 9:30 p.m. — Village of the Arts walk, 900 block of 12th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-747-8056.

Saturday, Feb. 5

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Village of the Arts walk, 900 block of 12th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-747-8056.

3 p.m. — Magic of Manatee Sweet Adelines perform at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-794-0218. Fee applies.

Coming Up:

• Feb. 10, Jazz Concert, Sandbar Pavilion.

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

• Feb. 10, Women’s Resource Center clothing drive, SunHouse restaurant.

• Feb. 10-13, Greek Glendi Festival, St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, Sarasota.

• Feb. 11, Alexandra Lillis art reception, Island Art League.

• Feb. 11, Sweetheart dance, Anna Maria Island Community Center.

• Feb. 11, Joan McArther artist reception, Artists’ Guild Gallery.

• Feb. 11, Nancy Law artist reception, Island Gallery West.

• Feb. 11, Manatee County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Seafood Shack.

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

• Feb. 12, Concert on the lawn, DeSoto National Memorial Park.

• Feb. 12, Stories of Love Cabaret, Palmetto Art Center.

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

• Feb. 12-13, Craft festival, downtown Bradenton.

• Feb. 13, AMICCO concert, CrossPointe Fellowship.

• Feb. 13, Valentine’s Day dinner and dance, Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge.

• Feb. 13, Suncoast Mummers String Band, St. Bernard Catholic Church.

• Feb. 13, “From AMICCO with Love” concert, CrossPointe Fellowship.

• Feb. 14, The Islander Newspaper Promise Day, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe.

• Feb. 14, Tapas fiesta, Anna Maria Island Community Center.

Save the Date:

• Feb. 19-20, Cortez Fishing Festival, Cortez.

• Feb. 26-27, Anna Maria Island Wedding Festival.

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

• March 20, Myositis fundraiser events featuring Fabio.

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

• May 13-14, Anna Maria City Pier Centennial Celebration, Anna Maria.

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:

• Feb. 3, storm 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., fourth-grade play.

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

• Feb. 21, Presidents Day holiday.

• Feb. 24, lock-down drill.

• Feb. 24, distribution of progress reports.

AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

For more information, call 941-708-5525.

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