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Islander Calendar – 04-27-2011

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.

Friday, April 29
9 a.m. — Arbor Day tree planting at Lou Barolo Park, Highland Avenue at Fourth Street North, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-713-1763.
10 a.m. — Arbor Day tree planting at Kingfish Boat Ramp, 752 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-713-1763.
10:30 a.m. — Arbor Day dedication of a new pocket park in memory of William Petring between Fifth and Sixth Avenues on the 40th Street right-of-way, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-713-1763.
11 a.m. — Arbor Day tree planting at Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-713-1763.

Saturday, April 30
8:30 a.m. — Beverly Neville of the Friends of the Island Library 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.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Prescription drug take back initiative at Holmes Beach Police Department, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-708-5804.

Monday, May 2
6:30 p.m. — Tim Sheffstacc of Island Tattoo will speak at the Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

Wednesday, May 4
1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-496-4462.

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.

Off-Island:
Thursday, April 28
7 p.m. — Outdoor Spring Fling concert at State College of Florida, 584 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-5252. Fee applies.

Coming Up:
• 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 7, Mother’s Day brunch and fashion show, CrossPointe Fellowship.
• May 7, Sister Keys clean-up, gather at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant, Longboat Key.

Save the Date:
• May 13-14, Anna Maria City Pier Centennial Celebration, Anna Maria.
• May 21-22, Relay for Life, Coquina Beach.

AME calendar
Save the date for the following Anna Maria Elementary School happenings:
• April 27, 10:30 a.m., American Red Cross assembly, auditorium.
• April 28, 9 a.m., Manatee Historical Park field trip for fourth-graders.
• April 28, 8:15 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria presents Bringing Up Grades award certificates.
• May 7, 6 p.m., Giddy-Up Spring Fling, Anna Maria Island Community Center.
AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call 941-708-5525.

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.

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