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Islander Calendar – 04-20-2011

Wednesday, April 20

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — The Moral Instinct lecture by Alan Grindal at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

Thursday, April 21

6 to 8 p.m. — Dining for Women giving circle and potluck dinner at the Sandpiper Resort Clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-896-5827. Donation applies.

Saturday, April 23

8:30 a.m. — Craig Morrison of the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch will speak to the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7888.

9 a.m. — Easter egg hunt at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-518-8491.

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Easter egg roll on Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-518-8491.

11 a.m. — Easter bonnet contest at Anna Maria Island Accommodations, 315 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-518-8491.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. — Conga for a Cause with Mike Sales on the beach behind the Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-870-4349.

Wednesday, April 27

11 a.m. — Einstein Circle discussion on “Is Marriage Optional?” at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

5 to 8 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business mixer hosted by SteamDesigns at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

5:30 p.m. — Sock-puppet craft program for teens at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

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.

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

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

Off-Island:

Wednesday, April 20

1 p.m. — Manatee River Garden Club presents “Knock Out Roses” with Diane Celeste at 3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-870-2259.

Friday, April 22

6 p.m. — London Calling film series: “Georgy Girl” at South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Saturday, April 23

Noon — Cortez Natives picnic at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6121.

6 to 9 p.m. — Strike Down Cancer bowling event for the Anna Maria Island Relay for Life at AMF Bradenton Lanes, 4208 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Information: 941-518-6107. Fee applies.

Coming Up:

• April 30, Hibiscus Festival, First Baptist Church, Bradenton.

Save the Date:

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

• May 7, Anna Maria Elementary Spring Fling, Anna Maria Island Community Center.

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

• May 21-22, Relay for Life, Coquina Beach.

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:

• April 22, Good Friday, no school.

• April 26, Tropicana Speech Contest, auditorium.

• April 26, 5 p.m., Parent-Teacher Organization dinner, cafeteria.

• April 26, 7 p.m., kindergarten play, auditorium.

• April 27, 10:30 a.m., American Red Cross assembly, auditorium.

• April 28, 9 a.m., Manatee Historical Park field trip for fourth-graders.

AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

For more information, call 941-708-5525.

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