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Islander Calendar – 06-22-2011

Wednesday, June 22

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Ellen Jones will sign copies of her book “Eat Vegan on $4 a Day” at the Village Cafe at Rosedale, 503 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-8890.

5:30 p.m. — “Worst-Case Scenario” trivia contest for teens at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Thursday, June 23

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Painting workshop with Rhea Chiles at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. — Chip Gilbertson will sign copies of his book “Fly Danny, Fly” at Ginny’s and Jane E’s at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive Anna Maria.

6 to 8 p.m. — Lisa Brakefield of Advance Insurance Brokerage presents a hurricane preparedness workshop at the Village Cafe at Rosedale, 503 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-8890.

Saturday, June 25

11:45 a.m. — Hands Across the Sand event on the beach at 52nd Street in Holmes Beach and on the beach near Cedar Avenue in Anna Maria.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. — Author Chip Gilbertson signs copies of “Fly Danny, Fly” at Restless Natives, 5314 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

Wednesday, June 29

5:30 p.m. — “T-shirt surgery” craft workshop for teens at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Ongoing:

• Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meetings at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

• Wednesdays, 7 a.m., Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring will lead a turtle tour for those who gather at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through July. Information: 941-778-5638.

• 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, 7 to 10 p.m., drum circle with Mike Sales and Scott Blum 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:

Thursday, June 23

7 p.m. — American Red Cross will present an emergency preparedness workshop for Cortez villagers at the former Church of God, between 119th Court West and 120th Street West, Cortez. Information: 941-795-7121.

Friday, June 24

Noon — Cortez Yacht Club and Edison Academics host Hook ’Em and Cook ’Em Fishing Tournament kicks off at the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-794-6601.

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

Saturday, June 25

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Kids’ learn to fish boating trip with Island Discount Tackle and the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

10 to 11 a.m. — Relay for Life rally at Bridgewalk Resort, 1301 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-745-1214 ext. 5805.

Noon — Cortez Yacht Club and Edison Academics host Hook ’Em and Cook ’Em Fishing Tournament at the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-794-6601.

Sunday, June 26

Noon to 7 p.m. — Island folk singer Tom Kubik hosts the Phyllis Marotta Benefit at Firkin & Fox restaurant, 2505 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton. Proceeds help with Marotta’s cancer treatments.

4 to 9 p.m. — Cortez Yacht Club and Edison Academics host Hook ’Em and Cook ’Em Fish Fry featuring music, games, live auction, crab races and more at the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-794-6601. Fee applies.

Coming Up:

• July 2, Hoola Monsters Hoola Troupe performance, Island Branch Library.

• July 2, American Tales and hot dogs family night, South Florida Museum.

• July 2, Fireworks, Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant, Longboat Key.

• July 2, Kids’ learn to fish outing to Sarasota Bay, Anna Maria Island Community Center.

• July 3, Fireworks, BeachHouse Restaurant.

• July 4, Anna Maria Island Privateers Fourth of July Parade.

• July 4, Eddie Money free concert, Lamb and Sutton Park, Palmetto.

• July 4, Fireworks, Sandbar Restaurant.

Save the Date:

• July 11-15, PandaMania Vacation Bible School, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

• July 16, Snooty’s 63rd Birthday Bash and Wildlife Festival, South Florida Museum.

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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