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Islander Calendar – 03-02-2011

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.

3 p.m. — After Hours Book Club discussion of Michelle Richmond’s “The Year of Fog” at the Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-1209.

Friday, March 4

1:30 p.m. — Low-vision program at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. —Reception for landscape artist Terry De Avilla Carlson at the Artists’ Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Reception for mixed-media artist Carole Dougherty at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Reception for the student artists exhibiting at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.

Saturday, March 5

8 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club meeting featuring speaker Pierrette Kelly, executive director of the Anna Maria Island Community Center, at Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Kids’ fair at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719.

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

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Historical Society 20th annual Heritage Day Festival at the Anna Maria Island Historic Museum and Park, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-779-9108.

Sunday, March 6

8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a pancake breakfast and bake sale.

1 to 4 p.m. — Zentangle repetitive pattern drawing technique workshop at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099. Fee applies.

Monday, March 7

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Spring BreakOut for elementary school aged children begins at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, runs through March 11. Information: 941-778-0719.

Noon — Carla O’Brien of Carla’s Clay will speak at the Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island meeting at the Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1330.

Tuesday, March 8

Noon — Roser Memorial Women’s Guild luncheon and fashion show at the Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-6483. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

• Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390. CANCELED ON MARCH 8.

• 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 Lutheran 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., Settler’s 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, March 3

7 p.m. — Sounds of nature with the Sarasota Orchestra in the Bishop Planetarium at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Friday, March 4

1 to 6 p.m. — Rummage sale early bird preview at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-1255. Fee applies.

5 p.m. — Sunshine State Film Series: “The Creature From the Black Lagoon,” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

5 p.m. — Manatee River Pastelists “Heritage Art Show” reception at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120.

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

Saturday, March 5

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Rummage sale at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-1255.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Florida-Friendly Family Festival at the Manatee County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th St. W., Palmetto. Information: 941-722-4524.

12:30 p.m. — “From Russia with Love” exhibition lecture with Judy Kramer at the Dancing Crane Gallery, 1019 10th Ave. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton. Information: 941-744-1333.

4 to 8 p.m. — Robin Hood puppet show and workshop at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Wednesday, March 9

7 to 9 p.m. — “The Science of Brewing Beer” with local brew masters Joe and Diane Brant at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

Coming Up:

• March 10, Concert in the Grove, Mixon Fruit Farms.

• March 11, Magic by Gerard Tricarico, Island Branch Library.

• March 11, Sunshine State Film Series: “Cross Creek,” South Florida Museum.

• March 12, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves’ Market, Coquina Beach.

• March 12-13, Springfest Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, Holmes Beach City Hall.

• March 12-13, Orange Blossom Festival, Mixon Fruit Farms.

• March 13, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Holmes Beach.

• March 14, Tapas n’ Fun, Anna Maria Island Community Center.

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

• March 17, St. Patrick’s Dinner/Dance, St. Bernard Catholic Church.

Save the Date:

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

• March 20, Myositis fundraiser events featuring Fabio.

• March 20, Second annual Run for a Cure Poker Run.

• 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 7, 10th annual Island Run for the Children’s Academy of Southwest Florida.

• 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:

• March 1-4, Florida Comprehensive Assessment Testing — fourth-grade writing.

• March 7-11, spring break.

• March 17, picture day.

• March 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., third-grade field trip to South Florida Museum.

• March 24, Domino’s Pizza fundraiser.

• March 29, 7 p.m., student talent show, auditorium.

• March 31, 1:30 p.m., birthday book club, media center.

AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

For more information, call 941-708-5525.

AME calendar

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

• March 1-4, Florida Comprehensive Assessment Testing — fourth-grade writing.

• March 7-11, spring break.

• March 17, picture day.

• March 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., third-grade field trip to South Florida Museum.

• March 24, Domino’s Pizza fundraiser.

• March 29, 7 p.m., student talent show, auditorium.

• March 31, 1:30 p.m., birthday book club, media center.

AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

For more information, call 941-708-5525.

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