Islander Calendar – 02-23-2011

Wednesday, Feb. 23

5 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at the Gulf Drive Cafe and Tiki Hut, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

7 to 9 p.m. — Mike Sales and the Restless Natives CD release party at the Gulf Drive Cafe and Tiki Hut, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1919.

Thursday, Feb. 24

1 p.m. — Dessert-card party at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769. Fee applies.

Friday, Feb. 25

5 to 8 p.m. — Reception for artists Richard Thomas and Jean Blackburn at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906.

Saturday, Feb. 26

8:30 a.m. — Giles Light presents “FBI vs. Motorcycle Gangs” at the Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club meeting held at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-779-2639.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Food and rummage sale at the Pines Trailer Park at the end of Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.

10 a.m. to noon — Mixed-media artist Lee Mears will demonstrate creating collage papers at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

2 p.m. — Kayaking program with Diane Milesko at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

4 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Wedding Festival vendor stroll at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

7 to 9 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Wedding Festival kick-off party at the Gulf Drive Cafe and Tiki Hut, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

Sunday, Feb. 27

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Food and rummage sale at the Pines Trailer Park at the bay end of Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Wedding Festival vendor stroll at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

Wednesday, March 2

1:15 p.m. — Author Andy Little will speak to the Gulf Coast Writers at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7631.

Ongoing:

• 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:

Wednesday, Feb. 23

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Spring Arts Day at State College Florida, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-5690.

Friday, Feb. 25

3 to 4:30 p.m. — “Angelina Speaks Out!” one-woman play with Susan Jones Mannino at the Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-8811. Fee applies.

5 p.m. — Sunshine State Film Series presents “Freedom Never Dies” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

5 to 9 p.m. — Antiques and collectables show at the Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-749-5378. Fee applies.

6 p.m. — “Sinatra Under the Stars” with Rob Satori at the Bayside Banquet Hall, 4628 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-798-2035. Fee applies.

Saturday, Feb. 26

10 a.m. to noon — Bike and hike guided tour of Robinson and Riverview Pointe Preserves, 1704 99th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757, ext. 8.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Model train expo at the Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-739-8724. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Antiques and collectables show at the Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-749-5378. Fee applies.

Sunday, Feb. 27

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Model train expo at the Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-739-8724. Fee applies.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Antiques and collectables show at the Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-749-5378. Fee applies.

3 to 4:30 p.m. — The best of the Andrew Sisters concert with Jennifer Jordan at the Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-8811. Fee applies.

Coming Up:

• March 4, Artist reception, Artists Guild Gallery.

• March 4, Low-vision program, Island Branch Library.

• March 4, Artist reception, Dancing Crane Gallery, Village of the Arts.

• March 4, Sunshine State Film Series: “The Creature From the Black Lagoon,” South Florida Museum.

• March 4-5, Rummage sale, St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Longboat Key.

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

• March 5, Kids Fair, CrossPointe Fellowship.

• March 6, Zentgangle workshop, Anna Maria Island Art League.

• March 7, Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria meeting, Bridge Street Bistro.

• March 7-11, Spring BreakOut, CrossPointe Fellowship.

Save the Date:

• March 15, “Rabbit Hole” benefit performance, Island Players.

• March 19, Tour of Homes, Anna Maria Island.

• March 20, Myositis fundraiser events featuring Fabio.

• March 27, Beach to Bay Eco Day, Bridge Street.

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

• April 9, Paws in Motion Humane Society of Manatee County walkathon, downtown Bradenton riverfront.

• 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.

Add Fabio event…. Save the date.

AME calendar

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

• Feb. 24, lock-down drill.

• Feb. 24, progress reports distributed.

• Feb. 24, Domino’s Pizza Parent-Teacher Organization fundraiser, Holmes Beach.

• March 1, 5 to 7 p.m., Parent-Teacher Organization dinner.

• March 7-11, spring break.

AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

For more information, call 941-708-5525.

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