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Islander Calendar – 06-01-2011

Wednesday, June 1

3 p.m. — After-Hours book club will discuss Barbara Kingsolver’s “The Poisonwood Bible” at the Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-1208.

Saturday, June 4

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Annual Island Blood Drive at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1908.

Sunday, June 5

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Annual Island Blood Drive at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1908.

Ongoing:

• Wednesdays, two hours before sunset, the city of Bradenton Beach hosts a sunset picnic with entertainer Mike Sales at Katie Pierola Sunset Park, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-448-5798.

• 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 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.

• Fridays, 5:30 to 10 p.m., Mike Sales sunset drum circle at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-526-6789.

• 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:

Friday, June 3

6 p.m. — Creature Feature Film Series: “Them!” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

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

Saturday, June 4

4 to 7 p.m. — ARTifacts family night at ArtCenter Manatee, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2862. Fee applies.

Wednesday, June 8

7 to 9 p.m. — “The Naked Universe: Time” science discussion with Jeff Rodgers at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

Coming Up:

• June 10, Creature Feature Film Series: “Gojira,” South Florida Museum.

AME calendar

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

• June 2, 9 a.m., third- and fourth-grade award assembly, auditorium.

• June 3, 9 a.m., fifth-grade award assembly, auditorium.

• June 3, 1:15 p.m., early release.

• June 7, 11:30 a.m., fifth-grade graduation lunch, BeachHouse Restaurant.

• June 7, 6 p.m., retirement party for principal Tom Levengood, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

• June 9, 1:15 p.m, last day of school, early release.

• Aug. 22, 8:30 a.m., first day of 2011-12 school year.

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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