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Islander Calendar – 09-28-2011

Saturday, Oct. 1

9 a.m. to noon — Keep Manatee Beautiful coastal cleanup at various Island locations: Kingfish Boat Ramp, Anna Maria City Hall, Coquina Beach and FISH Preserve. Information: 941-795-8272.

 

Monday, Oct. 3

        6:30 p.m. — Children’s book illustrator Alexandra Lillis will speak to Artists’ Guild members at the Episcopal Church of Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 5

        1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meet at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

 

Ongoing:

• Through Oct. 9, “The Sound of Music” at Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee applies.

• Tuesdays through Nov. 15, 4 p.m., Inquiring Minds cross-denominational Bible study class at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4579.

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

• 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.

• Second Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8199 meets at the volunteer fire station, 201 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-4400.

• Wednesdays, two hours before sunset, the city of Bradenton Beach hosts a sunset party 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, sunset, drum circle with Mike Sales 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.

• Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-7853.

 

Off-Island

Thursday, Sept. 29

        6:30 p.m. — Mark Moffet presents “Adventures Among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

 

Friday, Sept. 30

        10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Asolo Repertory Theatre costume sale at the Asolo Rep Scenic Studios, 1009 Tallevast Road, Sarasota. Information: 941-351-9010.

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

 

Saturday, Oct. 1

        8 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Plant fair at the Manatee County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th St. W., Palmetto. Information: 941-722-4524.

        10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Asolo Repertory Theatre costume sale at the Asolo Rep Scenic Studios, 1009 Tallevast Road, Sarasota. Information: 941-351-9010.

 

Sunday, Oct. 2

        9:30 to 11:15 a.m. — Photo walk led by Doug Sahlin through the historic Cortez Fishing Village departs from the Star Fish Company Dockside restaurant parking lot, 12306 46th Ave. W., Cortez. Information: 877-317-1167.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 4

9:30 a.m. to noon — Manatee Genealogical Society meeting at the Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton.

8 p.m. — Fall Festival of Music concert at the State College of Florida, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-5252. Fee applies.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 5

5 to 6:30 p.m. — Reception for artist Bettina Sego at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 941-779-2106.

 

Coming Up:

• Oct. 6, Opening night of “A Nice Family Gathering,” Island Players.

• Oct. 6, Anna Maria Island Privateers’ bone soup contest.

• Oct. 8, Master gardener tour, DeSoto National Memorial.

• Oct. 8, Wagon tour, Robinson Preserve.

• Oct. 8, American Association of University Women present “Muslim Women: Where they were and where they are now,” Bradenton Country Club.

• Oct. 10, Qigong workshop, Robinson Preserve.

 

Save the Date:

        • Oct. 14, Anna Maria Island Community Center Golf Outing, IMG Academies Golf and Country Club.

        • Oct. 14-15, Bayfest, Pine Avenue.

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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