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Islander Calendar – 06-29-2011

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.

Friday, July 1

7:30 a.m. to noon — Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch garage sale at 214 69th St., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-5638.

4:30 to 7 p.m. — The Anna Maria Island Privateers will capture the city of Bradenton Beach at City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.

Saturday, July 2

7:30 a.m. to noon — Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch garage sale at 214 69th St., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-5638.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Turtle Watch Kids Club on the beach by Coconuts Beach Resort, 100 73rd St., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-5638.

Sunday, July 3

After dark — Annual fireworks extravaganza over the Gulf of Mexico at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-2222.

Monday, July 4

9 a.m. — Flag-raising, music and 21-gun salute at the Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale Club, Key Royale. Information: 941-920-3147.

10 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers Fourth of July parade departs from Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-780-1668.

Noon to 4 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers annual scholarship award ceremony and holiday picnic at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-780-1668.

After dark — Fourth of July fireworks over the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-8709.

Wednesday, July 6

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

5:30 p.m. — Origami 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 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.

• Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., practice landscape painting techniques with Rhea Chiles at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906.

• 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 through Aug. 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., fishing excursions for kids departing from the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

• 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, July 1

5 p.m. — Splash Film Series: “Oceans” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Saturday, July 2

4 to 8 p.m. — “American Tales and Hotdogs” family night at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

After dark — “Boom Boom on the Bay” fireworks display over Sarasota Bay at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant, 760 Broadway St., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2391.

Monday, July 4

5 p.m. — Independence Day concert featuring Henry Lawrence, Scholar’s Word and headliner Eddie Money at Lamb and Sutton Park, 700 10th Ave. W., Palmetto, followed by fireworks over the Manatee riverfront. Information: 941-723-4988.

Coming Up:

• July 8, Splash Film Series: “180 Degrees South,” South Florida Museum.

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

• July 12, Democratic Women’s Club social, Manatee Public Beach.

• July 13, college entrance preparation workshop, Island Branch Library.

Save the Date:

• July 14, Anna Maria Island Privateers rum tasting, Gulf Drive Cafe Tiki Hut.

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

• Aug. 4, Anna Maria Island Privateers “Walk the Plank” party, Cortez Clam Factory.

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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