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Islander Calendar – 10-19-2011

Wednesday, Oct. 19

        11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Einstein Circle discussion “Soothing the Soul: Relaxation, meditation and guided imagery” at the Studio and Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

        Noon — Betty Yanger of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society will speak to the Anna Maria Garden Club at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-795-2370.

5:30 p.m. — Popcorn and politics at The Islander newspaper, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.

 

Monday, Oct. 24

        6 to 8 p.m. — Bradenton Area Builders of Entrepreneurial Spirit women’s networking group will meet at the Waterfront Restaurant, 111 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 239-404-5869.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 26

        11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Einstein Circle discussion “Is France right to ban headscarves on Muslim girls? What are the limits for social norms?” at the Studio and Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

        5 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at Blue Water Bridge Club, 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

5 to 8 p.m. — Women on Wine gathering at Beach Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-2123.

5 p.m. — Deadline to register for the Women of the Moose Children’s Halloween Party at the Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-5630.

 

Ongoing:

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

• Saturdays through Nov. 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., learn to fish excursions for kids ages 5-12 with the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

• Saturdays through March 18, 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.

• 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 and entertainer Mike Sales host sunset picnic 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., Yoga on the beach at the Pine Avenue beach access. Information: 941-794-6723. Donations accepted.

• 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

Wednesday, Oct. 19

1 p.m. — Naturalist Bob Egolf discusses gardening for Florida wildlife at the Manatee River Garden Club, 3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-870-2259.

 

Thursday, Oct. 20

        11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Empty Bowls luncheon to benefit the Food Bank of Manatee at the Renaissance on 9th, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-749-0100. Fee applies.

 

Friday, Oct. 21

        11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Empty Bowls luncheon to benefit the Food Bank of Manatee at Main Street, 8131 Main St., Lakewood Ranch. Information: 941-749-0100. Fee applies.

        6 p.m. — Between the States film series presents “Glory” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

        6 to 9 p.m. — Enviro-Art party in the Village of the Arts on the green lawn at the corner of 11th Avenue and 12th Street West, Bradenton. Information: 941-580-8085. Fee applies.

6:30 to 9 p.m. — Night of “Fish, Fun & Fright” at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441. Fee applies.

 

Saturday, Oct. 22

        4 and 7 p.m. — “Spirit Voices from Old Manatee” tour of the old burial grounds begins at the Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 941-741-4075. Fee applies.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 25

        6:30 p.m. — Environmental summit on water-quality standards at the Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-792-8314. Bring a dish to share.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 26

7 to 8 p.m. — Star talk series preview with Jeff Rodgers at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

 

Coming Up:

        • Oct. 27, Underwater photography exhibit/lecture, South Florida Museum.

• Oct. 28, Between the States Film: “Red Badge of Courage,” South Florida Museum.

        • Oct. 28, “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” Manatee Players.

• Oct. 28, Oktoberfest, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

• Oct. 29, Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge children’s Halloween Party.

        • Oct. 29, Trick or Trunk, McKechnie Field.

• Oct. 29, Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge children’s Halloween Party.

• Oct. 29, Pink carpet premier of penguin island, Mote Marine Aquarium.

• Oct. 30, “Shiprek” Poker Run.

• Oct. 31, Trick or Trunk, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

• Oct. 31, Trail of Treats, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.

• Oct. 31, Doggie costume contest and pet corral, The Islander newspaper.

 

AME calendar

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

• Oct. 20, picture retakes.

• Oct. 22, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., costume parade.

• Oct. 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Parent-Teacher Organization Fall Festival.

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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